Spotlight on ISSA netball – Top teams clash in finals at Leila Robinson Courts

first_imgThe best of local schoolgirls netball will be on show at the Leila Robinson Courts today. For the first time ever, both the rural and urban Inter-secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) finals will be played at the same venue. Action will begin at 11 a.m. – a the third-place play-off match between Manchester High and Holmwood Technical. One hour later, at noon, there will be three third-place matches for junior and senior teams from both rural and urban schools. The first of four finals will begin at 1 p.m. In a repeat of last year’s final, defending champions Denbigh High will take on Knox College in the rural junior final. This will be followed by the urban junior final at 2 p.m. between many-time winners Queen’s School and newcomers Gaynstead High. At 3 p.m., Holmwood Technical will take on first-time finalists Titchfield High in the rural senior final. Holmwood, who have reached their tenth consecutive final, will be gunning for their ninth overall title, but will be wary of a hungry Titchfield team. Carlene Graham-Powell, coach of defending champions Holmwood, is confident her team will retain their title. “The team did not play as expected in the semi-finals, as most of them were playing at this stage for the first time. However, since that game, we have gone back to the drawing board and had a nice team meeting with them, and we are very confident of victory,” said Graham Powell. In the urban final, which begins at 4 p.m., St Hugh’s will be hoping to avenge their second-round defeat by three goals to Camperdown High, the only unbeaten team in the Corporate Area. Kadi-Ann Dehaney, who was a part of the National Senior team to the Netball World Cup in Australia in mid-year, will carry the hopes of St Hugh’s. Coach of St Hugh’s, Roy Price, is confident they will win today. “We lost to Camperdown earlier, and they are a strong and well-coached team, but we know what we did wrong, and we have fixed those problems and we are hoping to win this time around,” said coach Price.last_img read more

Coca-Cola Company Executive Consoles Liberians

first_imgThe Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the global multinational corporation, Coca-Cola Company, Alexander B.  Cummings, Jr., has assured Liberians that the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC) will continue to invest in Liberia and remain operational during this difficult times owing to the outbreak of the Ebola pandemic in the country.Mr. Cummings, who flew into Monrovia last Friday on a private jet,  gave the assurance at a press conference held at the LCCBC production plant in Paynesville shortly after his arrival.“We felt it is important to visit Liberia during this difficult period to show support and solidarity”, said Mr. Cummings, who headed a high powered seven-man  Coca-Cola delegation.The Liberian-born  Coca-Cola top executive  said “as a Liberian and  relatively successful, if we expect others to help us, we must take the lead.  That is why we are here, to say CoCa-Cola shares the concern of Liberia and other countries hit by the Ebola Virus Disease”.Cummings who has work for Coca-Cola Company in many capacities since 1997, said though Coca-Cola business in Liberia is down by 60%, due to the Ebola crisis, the company is still keeping its workforce intact and is not scaling down or laying-off any of its staff members.Mr. Cummings announced further  Coca-Cola’s plan to open a second production line worth about US$5 million dollars for the production of different kinds of assorted fruit juices and bottled  water in Liberia.Moreover, Mr. Cummings said that as part of its social corporate responsibilities, the LCCBC is constructing a modern science and technology school at the cost of US$1.2 million in the Duport Road community.“We want to assure the Liberian government and people that Coca-Cola will remain operational in Liberia and will do everything possible to help the country during this difficult period,” told the press conference. Other members of the Coca-Cola delegation to Liberia  included: Alfonso Bosch, Chief Executive Officer, Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC), Sierra Leone; Curt Ferguson, President, Coca-Cola Middle East and North Africa; Alfonso L. Daurella, Chairman ECCBC, Sergio Codonyer, Public Affairs and Communication Director (ECCBC) and Geert Bross, General Manager North Africa Region.The Coca-Cola Executive Vice President also asserted that LCCBC is playing very important role in the fight against Ebola scourge. “We will continue to help in the fight against Ebola until it is finally  kicked  out of Liberia and West Africa”, he said.Filling the Daily Observer in on LCCBC’s  donation to the fight against the Ebola malady in Liberia,  Victor Bostor George, Public Affairs and Communication Manager at the LCCBC   said, 300 Ebola kits and 160 empty gallons were given to household in the immediate environment of the company.Additionally, George said, 1,900 cases of water bottles were given to Ebola Treatment Units, US$2,000 was given to the Ebola Trust Fund, 30 thermometers to the Ebola Task Force along with US$48,000 worth of anti-ebola materials.George disclosed that two 40-foot containers containing more than US$200,000 worth of anti-ebola materials  are expected in the country to be donated towards the fight against Ebola.Established in 1949, the company was known as the United States Trading Company (USTC) but changed name in 2005 to the Liberia Coca-Cola Bottling Company (LCCBC). About 190 Liberians are in the employ of the LCCBC.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

A light rain’s gonna fall

first_imgCommuters flipped on long-unused windshield wipers this morning as much-anticipated rain began to fall. The National Weather Service forecast a chance of rain this morning and says it’s all but certain this afternoon and news reports found wet skies from Ventura County to the Antelope Valley, extending all the way south to Camp Pendleton. Though the weather service expects just a quarter-inch to half an inch of rain, there’s a flash flood watch in affect between 9 a.m. and tonight for fire-affected areas. Temperatures should be chilly, as well, with highs in the 60s during the day and lows close to 50 degrees overnight. “There’s just a huge load of calls going right now,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Jose Nuñez. “It’s almost too busy. We can’t say for certain yet, but it’s most likely that they’re from the rain.” 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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings The most significant snarl came on the eastbound Foothill Freeway near the Pasadena tunnel, where a big rig overturned and dropped its load at 6:40 a.m. The wreck closed at least one lane as drivers shuttled around the crushed wood pallets. By 8:30 a.m., all lanes were clear of debris. The CHP also reported a lane closure on the northbound Hollywood Freeway’s Magnolia Boulevard onramp at 6:25 a.m., but expected it to reopen within an hour. To the south, another tractor-trailer went out of control before dawn, blocking all lanes of the Golden State Freeway near Santa Ana for hours. The wreck drew in several cars and backed up the freeway for miles hours after the crash. A suicidal person also threatened to leap off a bridge onto the Pasadena Freeway in Highland Park, shutting down traffic as crews deployed negotiators. They talked the potential jumper off the bridge, allowing the freeway to reopen after a several hour delay. Though the forecast calls for light precipitation, NWS says the rain gauge could get up to 2 inches. It’s much needed in the Los Angeles area, which hasn’t seen sprinkles since Oct. 12. The chance of rain drops to 50 percent tonight, then forecasters expect the pitter-patter to putter out by Sunday, when it should be mostly sunny.last_img read more

Tattoos no longer just for bikers

first_img Howard Singer is 53. He has a shaved head and wears a navy tank top, light jeans and white sneakers. He stands in Alley’s private studio waiting for another session to begin. He was 17 when he had his first tattoo done above his shirt sleeve. He was afraid to flaunt it. “My friends were too,” the North Hills chiropractor says. “We wanted to keep them covered up.” That’s not a concern anymore. Singer regularly adjusts spines and knees and shoulders in the comfort of a short-sleeved polo shirt. He doesn’t worry about what his patients – children, seniors, rabbis, priests – might think. “The worst thing they say to me is, Wow, that’s new, Dr. Singer. When did you get that?” Occasionally, a patient or a patient’s friend proudly shows Singer a new tattoo. “They come in with these cheap $45 or $50 tattoos – and that’s what they look like. You get what you pay for,” he says. Contrary to the common parental warning, tattoos are not necessarily forever. They can be removed with the help of lasers that pass through the skin and into the ink. The laser breaks the pigment into smaller pieces, allowing the body to dissolve it. That process is described by some as more painful than getting the tattoo. “I would say the majority of people have buyer’s remorse,” says Dimitrios Alexiou, coordinator of the Tattoo Removal Program at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Burbank. The program is a service to those whose body-art choices affect their social and professional options. Though it is free, participants are required to perform 16 hours of community service or attend additional schooling for each laser-popping session; most tattoos demand five to eight treatment sessions. Alexiou estimates that about 65 percent of program participants are former gang members. Their bodies display tattoos pretty much everywhere. One guy had devil horns; another had tombstones on his forehead and “(expletive) HAPPENS” above his upper lip. Alexiou’s favorite story is about the nun in training who was covered in tattoos. “People should take time to think about are they going to want this in five years,” he says. “Are you still going to be as proud of it at age 80 as age 21? If you are, by all means.” Singer’s first tattoo, a rose with H-O-W-A-R-D across it, is long gone, buried beneath the dark ink of a black bear’s head, which was covered by the green-and-black petals that now engulf his left shoulder. Three tattoos on his left arm have become one, joined three hours at a time during the past eight months. Neither the artist nor the “artee” can explain exactly what the sleeve of ink means. “The most common question is what does it mean? It doesn’t mean anything,” Singer says. “It’s art.” Mainstream tattoo shops – what Alley calls “street shops” – have drawings all over their walls. A customer walks in, spots the stencil he or she likes and sits down for a bitter hour or two. Alley began in a Sunland shop in 1992. He was 29, having floated around the music industry since high school, and was looking for a way to capitalize on his passion for art. He had spotted the boom occurring in the tattoo industry. In 1997, he opened F. Kirk Alley Private Studio, a 15-by-15 room on the second floor of a yellow retail building in Studio City. The tattoo wall of fame displays some of Alley’s proudest work. The frames hang on purple walls that he painted blue and gold with wallpaperesque detail. The crown molding is black with gold flowers. The room has a couch, a desk, an examiner’s table, a 1920 Koken barber’s chair and bookshelves with the likes of “Gray’s Anatomy,” “The Japanese Tattoo” and Playboy. Most of his business comes from referrals. He doesn’t advertise and even tries to keep his studio out of the phone book, though that has proven futile. Alley himself has too many tattoos to count, though his skinny arms, legs and back have lots of available acreage. He’s had to trust the branding to others’ hands. “When you ask someone why they got a tattoo, it is almost impossible to come up with a halfway intelligent answer,” Alley says. “We just like the way it looks. Some women get their ears pierced, we like to get tattoos. It’s just decoration.” Brad A. Greenberg, (818) 713-3634 brad.greenberg@dailynews.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant He works Wednesdays through Saturdays, one client a day in a three-hour session. Hours like that make even the French workweek seem arduous. But staining skin is a lot different than pushing papers. It’s as much science as art, and well-done tattoos demand a controlled hand. So goes the work of a guy who discovered doodling as a boy, but eventually found a tattoo machine to be his instrument of choice and flesh to be his canvas. Fifteen years ago, tattoos largely were reserved for “bikers and prisoners and sailors and loose women,” said Chuck Eldridge, historian for the National Tattoo Association. But they’ve become the decor of professional athletes and soccer moms, often permitted in the workplace. “Sometimes they are very appropriate and accepted and attractive,” says Donna Farrugia, a vice president for professional staffing services at Robert Half. “It’s like an accessory or a haircut – it’s a trendy thing.” One in six Americans has a tattoo, according to a 2004 Harris poll. Even Christians, who long opposed body markings as unbiblical, have joined the fray; the Christian Tattoo Association has 380 members, mostly tattooists. A lawyer shopping for his first piece of body art recently called Kirk Alley, a tattooist who charges $240 an hour and whose planner is booked until early May with clients who are architects, doctors and entertainers. “You gotta be kidding me. I charge $150 an hour,” the lawyer said, and hung up. Alley is no normal tattoo artist. He’s one of L.A.’s sought-after inkers who works by appointment only in an almost arcane studio on Ventura Boulevard. As tattoos have become more socially acceptable, his business has grown and his customers have become less predictable. “Guys that you see on the street and you have no idea what is going on underneath their clothes,” Alley says. “It’s very rare to see a Harley-Davidson in front of my store.” last_img read more

DONEGAL POET TO HELP OTHERS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE WITH UNIQUE POETRY COLLECTION

first_imgJohn’s book is to hit shelves in August.Many years after his death, a Donegal poet is helping to raise funds and awareness of a crippling disease.Manorcunningham man John.J. O’Donnell passed away on the 5th of February 1987 aged 26 and ten years after his death John’s family found out that he had died of alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency.The late John J O’Donnell.John wrote many wonderful poems throughout his life, on a range of diverse and interesting topics. And now, after months of hard work, the O’Donnell family are publishing a collection of his poems in his memory.Profits from the book, which will cost €10, will go to the alpha one foundation.In Ireland 15,000 people are severely affected by Alpha1 antitrypsin deficiency with another 250,000 carriers also at risk of lung and liver disease.Alpha1 is of the most common inherited conditions in Ireland but unfortunately the condition is hugely under-diagnosed. Donegal is one of the counties worst affected by the disease.The Alpha One Foundation is dedicated to increasing diagnosis, raising awareness, improving the treatment of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) and it provides a free screening programme for the disease.Further information on the condition can be obtained from www.alpha1.ie or their facebook page “Alpha One Foundation Ireland”.After months of hard work the family are delighted to be launching John’s book on Friday, August 21st, at 8pm in the resource centre in Manorcunninham.The O’Donnell family would like to invite the local community and those from further afield to the event. DONEGAL POET TO HELP OTHERS FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE WITH UNIQUE POETRY COLLECTION was last modified: July 29th, 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:donegalJOhn J O’DonnelllaunchManorpoetry collectionlast_img read more

HOW ONE COMMUNITY WILL MAKE ‘NORA’S WISH’ COME TRUE

first_imgA Donegal community has come together to honour one of its residents after she passed away.Nora McDaid moved to Burtonport 30 years ago with her husband Manus and daughter Leonora and opened McDaid’s Bar in Acres.They lived beside all her family including her three sisters and brother along with countless cousins nieces and nephews. The late NoraShe was very family orientated and doted on her three grandaughters. She loved the community of burtonport, and loved being in behind the bar talking to the local to all hours of the night!In may 2015 she was diagnosed with lung cancer. And sadly lost her short battle with cancer.When Nora was sick she said, while looking out her window at the bar “next year we’ll do something for the people who help the sick.”Sadly as Nora lost her battle with her illness, her family are going to carry out her wish this July 24th. The event will be called ‘Nora’s Wish’ and all proceeds from the day to the Good and the New Cancer Bus, Friends of Letterkenny Hospital, and the End of Life Care in Dungloe Hospital where Nora passed away.It will be an all day event with a fun day for the kids with a bouncy castle, facepainting and disco from 2pm – 4pmFrom 4pm on there will me music from artists such as the Irish brigade, Mad Dog McCrea, The Tippers, Sean Thomas Gallagher, Sean Gallagher and DJ Tubsy.There will also be a special tribute to Nora and all cancer patients who survived and who passed on.We hope you can all come out and support the day. HOW ONE COMMUNITY WILL MAKE ‘NORA’S WISH’ COME TRUE was last modified: July 14th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Everything you need to know about Eyebrow Microblading

first_imgIf you’ve ever been curious about Microblading, specialist Lorraine Quinn from Beauty at the Lodge Ballybofey answers every common question about the eyebrow enhancement treatment.Image via PinterestI’m sure most women will relate to this…We all want perfect eyebrows not necessarily over the top, but just nice brows to complete our look.We’ve all at one time or another got a little ‘tweezer happy’ and over plucked and wished we hadn’t. Filling in and grooming brows each day is an ongoing task for most women. When you’ve tried just about every pencil, powder, pigment, gel on the market and your brows are still off fleek…. ☹️Eyebrows are arguably the most important facial feature, they are responsible for some many facial expressions. Eyebrows can make or break the aura of the face. Achieving the perfect brow has never been easier, thanks to the revolutionary method of Microblading.If your brows are sparse, over plucked/waxed, uneven or you have suffered an illness and as a result lost your eyebrow hair, Microblading is definitely a treatment you should consider.Having the correct eyebrow shape and colour can make all the difference, they can make you look younger, your facial features appear softer and give the ultimate eye lift. So what exactly is Microblading?Microblading is a semi-permanent eyebrow enhancement, which creates natural fuller looking eyebrows.Ultra fine individual hair strokes are created with a manual hand held tool and a row of very tiny needles, which implant pigment into the upper dermal layers of the skin.The results are so perfect, it’s hard to distinguish Microblading hair strokes from your own natural eyebrow hair.Unlike the old eyebrow tattoo method of a solid coloured brow, Microblading is crisp, fine, feather-like strokes that mimic eyebrow hair resulting in a softer, far more natural looking brow.Microblading at Beauty at the LodgeCan anyone have Microblading?Yes, Microblading is an amazing treatment for everyone! It is fantastic for all ages, male & female to enhance and define your natural brows. Microblading is also amazing for clients that suffer with Alopecia and Trichotillomania and clients that have gone through Chemotherapy/Radiation treatment and as a result lost their natural brow hair.However, there are some situations when Microblading isn’t suitable: Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers – Diabetics – Keratosis – Hepatitis – Chemotherapy patients (currently receiving treatment).Do I need a Patch Test?Yes, an in depth consultation and patch test is carried out to make sure the client is suitable for the treatment. Patch test is required 48 hours prior to treatment.How long does the treatment take?You will need two treatments. It is essential that you attend your second touch-up treatment in order to make your brows semi-permanent. Your first appointment takes 2 hours and your second appointment takes 1.5 hours. (Second treatment must be carried out 4-6 weeks after initial treatment).Remember that the final results isn’t determined until after the second appointment.What to expect during your treatmentYour appointment will take approximately 2 hours. Eyebrows do not have to be shaved/removed before receiving the treatment. The two most important factors of this treatment is colour & shape.Most of the time the artist will follow your natural shape to fill them in, other times it’s necessary to create a whole new shape to better suit your facial features. During this time your brows will be measured using 3 different types of apparatuses, this is to determine your exact shape and where your natural brows start and finish.We will discuss your desired colour and custom blend the perfect pigment that will suit your hair colour, eye colour and skin tone. This will be applied just above the eyebrows so you can see the exact colour and tone beforehand.A perfect brow shape is manually drawn onto the skin, so that you can see your shape beforehand and make as many adjustments as you wish. Once we are entirely happy with the above, we then start to Microblade this pigment through the entire brow.How painful is it?There is a mild discomfort felt during the procedure, but most clients find the procedure rather tolerable. However, you could find the procedure a little painful if performed during your monthly cycle.AftercareLooking after your new brows is easy! You will be talked through your aftercare in detail after your treatment. You will be required to bathe your brows and apply a specific aftercare cream during your healing period of 7 days.You must avoid the following during your healing period: Make Up over the brow area – Excessive sweating – Swimming – Sauna/Steam Room – Sun Beds – Facials.What is the downtime following this treatment?There is little to no downtime with this treatment. The skin around the brows may be slightly pink and a little sensitive, this will disappear in a couple of hours.Your brows will appear slightly darker in colour for the first few days but will start to fade thereafter. Your brows will fade up to 50% after your first treatment and they will also shrink up to 15%. This is perfectly normal and you should expect this to happen.Your colour and shape will be rectified and made semi-permanent in your second treatment.It takes approximately 7-14 days for the brows to heal over and about a month for the colour to fully set in.How long does it last and what is the cost?There are many factors that contribute to the duration of your brows. Your aftercare, the condition of your skin, the oiliness of your skin and your daily routine can all affect how long your Microblading lasts.Taking these factors into account, your new brows can last between 12-18 months. Yearly touch ups are required thereafter. You can expect to pay approximately €300Choosing the right Microblading ArtistYou want to carefully choose the right artist, after all *it’s your face!* Not only are we talking about good style, we’re talking about choosing an artist who deeply understands the science and technical precision necessary to create eyebrows that look natural.It is essential to check the artist’s qualifications, don’t be afraid to ask to see all their qualifications! The skill of Microblading can not be learned in just a quick 1 or 2 day course.Since this field is rapidly evolving, regular continuing education is a must. A good artist will have attended quite a few courses.Microblading takes a lot of studying, impeccable attention to detail, practice, patience and endless drawing. Your artist without a doubt must have a good solid background in Eyebrow Artistry, have the cleanliness of a surgeon and work from a super sterile environment.As the saying goes, you get what you pay for, and when you see a high price tag on this particular service, you’re paying for expertise. This is not the time to turn to Groupon for a deal.Microblading vouchers available at Beauty at the Lodge BallybofeyI was one of the first HD Brow stylists in Ireland and I’m a fully qualified and accredited Microblading specialist.I pride myself on delivering the perfect brow. I believe there isn’t one brow that fits all. There is so much to take into consideration, facial features, bone structure, skin tone, eye and hair colour, age and personality. Taking all this into consideration when creating the perfect brow for your client is paramount.We work with high-quality pigments manufactured and formulated by certified laboratories under strict safety guidelines and using the highest purity FDA approved pigment ingredients.Brows are my passion, l have created over 700 Microblading brows in past 3 years. I love my job and the confidence it gives my clients each and every time.To book a free consultation with no obligation, contact me on the details below.Lorraine xPrive Microblading CertifiedEcruli Microblading CertifiedDeluxe Brows ‘Masters’ MicrobladingHD Brow Stylist since 20103D Eyebrow Embroidery Certified Nano Stroking & Nano Shading Microblading CertifiedDeluxe Ombré Microblading Brows CertifiedEIPMU Certified (European Institute of Permanent Makeup)www.facebook.com/microblading.by.lorraineMicroblading by Lorraine Tel: 074 91 30446Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am 9pm Sat- 8am – 6pmBeauty at the Lodge, River Lodge, Curraghamone, Ballybofey, Co DonegalSponsored postEverything you need to know about Eyebrow Microblading was last modified: August 26th, 2017 by Lorraine QuinnShare 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:Beautybeauty at the lodgeEyebrowslorraine quinnmicrobladinglast_img read more

GARDAI FORCED TO ABANDON CHECKPOINT AS BOY RACERS REACH SPEED OF 112MPH

first_imgGARDAI were forced to abandon a checkpoint in Convoy after two boy racers drove past them doing a staggering 112mph.The two young men, both driving Honda Civic cars, were only caught by Gardai when they pulled in at a petrol station some time later.Garda Marcus O’Dowd revealed how he had reached speeds of up to 180kph trying to catch the speeding pair but could not do so. One of the men, Ainsley Quigley of Dunkineely, appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court to appeal his sentence after being jailed for two months at the local district court.The court heard how Quigley, then just 19, had only got the car insured a week before reaching the horrific speeds on April 8th of last year.Quigley, who had been working in a fish factory, had paid €2,500 for the car and another €2,500 to have it insured.Garda O’Dowd told the court “I had to pull the patrol car off the road when I saw them coming.”When he finally caught Quigley his car had no tax, no NCT, its front left tyre was bald and it had low-fitted suspension.He also revealed that Quigley had an 18 year old female passenger in the car at Lisnaree, Convoy and the other car had two female passengers in it.Quigley, who is now studying computer gaming in Cavan, said he realises now how stupid he was.“It is a very serious issue. It was very stupid of me and only afterwards I realised it was an act of stupidity. I would like to apologise to the court for what I have done. I’m kind of scare of driving now and I wouldn’t go near 60mph. I always take bus to college,” he said.Outraged Judge John O’Hagan said he was appalled by Quigley’s driving and by all boy racers who people read about in Co Donegal.“This is a most serious case. The reason why is because it is something we read about in Donegal frequently. We read about boy racers. Does he come in to that category – he certainly does.“Think about it. 110 miles per hour with a young girl in the passenger seat and driving like a bat out of hell. It doesn’t bear thinking about if it had gone out of control – a young boy who had just got license.“What am I do to do disuade people in Donegal from driving like this? There are lots of others out there as well. The Gardai have to put themselves at risk to try and catch you.“It is well known in county that young men contact eachother to challenge eachother to races and they make sure Gardai are not around. You didn’t do that but that’s the kind of thing that goes on,” he told Quigley.The Judge said that people might think he is soft but he did not plan to send Quigley to jail because he thinks he will turn his life around and will not take part in such reckless driving again.He fined him the maximum fine of €5,000 and banned him from driving for two years and warned him that he will be sent to prison for six months if he comes before the court on driving offences in that time.“Maybe I am soft but it’s up to you now,” added Judge O’Hagan.EndsGARDAI FORCED TO ABANDON CHECKPOINT AS BOY RACERS REACH SPEED OF 112MPH was last modified: February 16th, 2011 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)last_img read more

DONEGAL SOLDIER GETS MARCHING ORDERS AFTER HE FORGOT TO PAY FOR TEA

first_imgDD EXCLUSIVE: An army corporal who has just retired after 22 years service has been told he cannot have an official retirement presentation unless he pays for tea he had while on duty.Furious Fearghal MacLochlainn from Lifford was due to receive an official crystal presentation for his service which included four tours of duty overseasHowever an official letter sent to Mr MacLochlainn, 40, has told him that he will not be allowed to take part in his retirement function because he owes €28 or “mess subs.” Mr MacLochlainn told Donegaldaily.com he is furious that he is being threatened in such a manner.“It is not the matter of €28. I would gladly pay that. It is the manner in which they have sent me an official letter and threatened me to pay up. It’s like I’m being blackmailed.“If someone had have called me and mentioned it to me then I would have had no problem paying the money,” he said.The married father-of-two, who has served in the Lebanon and Kosovo, said this is the first time he has been asked for the money. “The €24 charge comes every six months and covers tea and coffee when you are in the mess. I have never ben asked for it and I didn’t even known about it.“For al I knew I could have been down the country or somewhere else on duty on the day it was supposed to be paid,” he fumed.The €28 charge for Fearghal includes the term from January to June, 2011 and another month after that.Ferghal, who family have a proud tradition of serving the Irish army, has served in all three army bases in Co Donegal at Finner Camp, Rockhill and Lifford barracks.He only retired last October. The letter, which was signed by the President of the NCO’s (Non Commissioned Officer) Mess at Finner Camp, Sgt Liam Owens reads “As per NCO Rules Part 1 Paragraph 25, only fully paid-up members of the NCO’s Mess at Finner Camp will be entitled to a Retirement Presentation.”The Lifford man, who now works as a teaching assistant, said he will not attend the retirement function as a matter of protest at how he has been treated.“It would just sicken me to go along after how I have been treated. This is what I get after 22 years service to the Irish Army.“I have decided what I am going to do. I am going to put this letter I got from the Irish army and put it in a frame and let my children see what their daddy got after 22 years service,” he fumed. A spokesman for the Army Press Office has told Donegaldaily.com they are examining the complaint.DONEGAL SOLDIER GETS MARCHING ORDERS AFTER HE FORGOT TO PAY FOR TEA was last modified: February 4th, 2012 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:ArmyFearghal MacLochlainnFinner CampLiffordlast_img read more

LADIES FOOTBALL: MOVILLE THROUGH TO ULSTER MINOR LADIES FINAL

first_imgMoville minor ladies progressed to the semi final of the Ulster Ladies Minor Championship with an empathic win over Kinawley from Fermangh today on a scoreline of 7-11 to 1-02.The game was played in brilliant sunshine in Malin due to Moville pitch being closed, started with both teams appearing both cautious and nervous. Moville opened the scoring on 4 mins with a pointed free from captain, Charmaine Mc Dermott. This appeared to settle the very youthful Moville side and when sister, Nicole Mc Dermott raised the green flag after 6 mins, followed by the second point from Sarah Jane Mc Donald, it looked already like there was always going to be one winner. Moville players worked hard all over the pitch closing the opposition down and forced turnover after turnover, many of which resulted in scores for the home team. Moville lead 3-06 to 0-02 at half timeThe second half started with Moville again on the front foot resulting in an opening point straight from the throw up from Nicole Gordon following some great work by the midfield duo of Charmaine Mc Dermott and Blathnaid Mc Laughlin. From the resulting kick-out, the ball was won by Nicole Gordon who retuned the compliment by passing to the oncoming Mc Laughlin who blasted to the back of the net. Kinawley to their credit, never give up but they struggled to break down the resolute Moville defence who dominated the final third of the pitch. Moville pressed on and closed out the game on a scoreline of 7-11 to 1-02. Moville now play the winners of St Pauls (Belfast) and Sperrin Óg (Tyrone) on the 24th of this month at a time and venue TBC Turning point- it came early in the game on 15 mins with Moville second goal, giving them a 9 point cushion and Kinawley a mountain to climb to get back in the gameReferee watch- a good game from Strabane man Sean O Kane, in the middle, albeit, he seemed to award , a few harsh frees against both teams but was consistent throughout, retired injured with 15 mins to go was replaced by 4th official.Player of the match- a great all round team performance but both Rachael Mc Laughlin and Sinead Mc Guinness, deserve a mention both of whom worked tirelessly and unselfishly throughout.  LADIES FOOTBALL: MOVILLE THROUGH TO ULSTER MINOR LADIES FINAL was last modified: November 18th, 2013 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:GAALadiesMinorsmovillelast_img read more

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