Stanley Pringle finally gets to represent PH in a 5-on-5 game

first_imgPringle, a Filipino-American, isn’t eligible to play in Fiba tournaments for 5-on-5 basketball as the sport’s governing body requires all players to have a Philippine passport obtained before the age of 16.The Asian Games, however, does not have that same ruling and that paved way for Pringle to suit up for the national team in the continental multisport competition.READ: Lee, Yap lead Asian Games lineup as team awaits Clarkson green light“I’ve learned at an early age that you can control what you can control so it’s [playing in Fiba 5-on-5 tournaments] out of my hands like a lot of things in life,” said Pringle, who once played for Gilas in the 3×3 World Cup.Pringle, who played for Indonesia Warriors in the ASEAN Basketball League, said he’s eager to play in Jakarta and help the Philippines get its best finish in the Games.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After four years plying his trade in the pro league, Pringle final gets his shot to represent the Philippines in a 5-on-5 basketball game.Pringle is part of Yeng Guiao’s 12-man team that will play in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia starting next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Even without Clarkson in lineup, Philippines ready to fight in Asian Games“I’m feeling great and like I said to a lot of people who have always asked me that it was always an honor when they [the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas] gave me that call and play for the team,” said Pringle Friday at Meralco Gym. View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stanley Pringle has always been a sought-after prospect for the national team ever since he joined the PBA in 2014 as the top overall pick of Globalport.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 READ: Guiao reserves slot for Clarkson in Asian Games Final 12“I’ve played in Indonesia for two-and-a-half years so I’m definitely looking forward to connecting with old friends and teammates, I’m definitely looking forward to the competition and playing with my teammates,” said Pringle.“When the call of duty comes, you know you have to give it your hundred percent and put the team in a position to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eya Laure fights through shoulder injury to carry Tigresses to 5-0last_img read more

Water issue in Diamond to be regularised by weekend – GWI

first_img… water distribution exercise to commenceAs the water woes in Little Diamond Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD) continue, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has indicated that its team would be working to have the water flow regularised by this weekend.In the meantime, the utility company will commence a water distribution exercise via tankers throughout the course of this week in the affected areas.This was according to the acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the company, Kirk Clarke, who informed <<>> that they were working to address the water shortage as soon as possible.Commenting on the root of the problem, Clarke explained that it was not water main problems in Little Diamond but rather a breakage in Mocha, EBD, which resulted in the shortage of water.Noting the recent complaints by residents as it relates to acquiring water for domestic purposes, Clarke confirmed that the company’s team would be visiting the area daily to distribute water.In cases where persons are not present at home during the day to receive their supply of water, the team will have another exercise during the evening hours so that every resident could benefit.However, GWI assured that the engineering team would be working around the clock to have the situation fixed so that the situation could return to normal.According to the residents who spoke with this publication recently, the area has been without water for the past month and little has been done by the nation’s water supplier to have the issue addressed.One resident said GWI personnel had visited the area for their regular assessment of water metres, but when the situation was reported, they had responded “there is nothing that we can do”.Another resident said the team had been working on the main and informed the residents that they could not locate the fault and, therefore, could not address it.Meanwhile, the residents had expressed their frustration since it was their belief that the GWI was turning a deaf ear to their complaints.They had stated that their families were being inconvenienced as a result of the shortage.“I have to go to work and I got children to send to school, so we need something to be done immediately,” one resident said.last_img read more

Director of Public Information blasted for ‘distasteful’ statement

first_imgPIO MPs India conference– Resident Indian High Commissioner fires backDirector of Public Information at the Office of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has been upbraided for what was described as a ‘distasteful’ comment directed at the resident Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, His Excellency Mr Mahalingam Venkatachalam, regarding the selection of Members of Parliament for a conference in India.Khan, a member of the Alliance for Change (AFC) component of the Coalition APNU-AFC Administration, took to social media to call out High Commissioner Venkatachalam on the issue of several sitting MPs of Indian origin – from both the Government and parliamentary Opposition benches — attending the first-ever PIO (Person of Indian Origin) Parliamentarian Conference in India.“Something smells. And it ain’t parfum. Is the Indian High Commission in Guyana interfering in Guyana’s internal affairs and attempting to engage in destabilisation of the Coalition Government?” Khan questioned, while tagging the Indian diplomat in his personalised comment.Director of Public Information, Imran KhanKhan went a bit further, asking whether any of the Indo-Guyanese ministers of Government and sitting MPs were invited to the conference currently ongoing in India? “Or did the High Commission only and deliberately invite three Coalition Government backbench parliamentarians while specifically ignoring ministers? If so, on what basis was this decision made?” Khan further questioned.Khan also questioned whether it was true that 23 Guyanese MPs were invited in this regard, and that 20 of the invitees are Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) MPs while a mere three are Government MPs.While there were several arguments pertaining to whether Khan should be asking these questions, or whether it was a direct attack on the Indian High Commissioner, several people found it strange that Khan, a public office bearer, would raise these concerns with a foreign mission in such a forum.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also took umbrage at the statement made by Khan, and expressed her displeasure by saying, “Imran Khan, this is distasteful and not in keeping with how this Government treats their guests. Please remove this post.”Venkatachalam, on the other hand, later responded to the post by stating that many persons in the top hierarchy of the Guyana Government and the Guyana High Commission in New Delhi are aware of the invitations from the Government of India for 23 MPs and 3 Mayors of Guyana, and of the rationale behind inviting only those Persons of Indian Origin MPs who are not Ministers.“Hence reckless comments on such a serious issue on social media with the clear intention to mislead the general public by none other than Director of Public Information is unfortunate, irresponsible, unprofessional; and to say the least, mischievous, given the excellent bilateral relations being enjoyed by both India and Guyana and the ongoing friendly cooperation in various multilateral fora,” the High Commissioner chided.Meanwhile, in response to posts on social media and in sections of the mainstream media criticising the PPP for sending a total of 17 Parliamentarians to a conference in India, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira responded that her party had received invitations and accepted them. She claimed that soon after, in December, preparations were put in place for the selected individuals to attend the event, which is being hosted by India. This, she said, affected the attendance of those Opposition MPs in Parliament on Wednesday.The Opposition Chief Whip also rebuffed criticisms at the selection of Opposition Parliamentarian Clement Rohee to form part of the delegation attending the conference. She said Rohee is of Indian origin, as his name suggests, and his parentage background is also Indian.Among the Guyana delegation to attend the conference are three MPs from the Coalition Government and three mayors. The trip is being funded by the Indian Government.The PPP delegation is led by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, and includes Clement Rohee, Irfaan Ali, Anil Nandlall, Dr. Frank Anthony, Dharamkumar Seeraj, Dr. Vindhya Persaud, Indranie Chandarpal, Colin Croal, Dr Bheri Ramsarran, Zulfikar Mustapha, Ganga Persaud, Neendkumar, Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo, Nigel Dharamlall, Bhagmattie Veerasammy and Vickram Bharrat.The coalition members are Rajcoomarie Bancroft, Charrandass Persaud and Haimraj Rajkumar. Corriverton Mayor Krishnand Jaichand, Anna Regina Mayor Rabindranauth Mohan and Rose Hall Town Mayor Vijay Ramoo are also in attendance at the conference.A total of 141 public representatives from various countries participated in the conference, with some 124 MPs coming from the UK, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and other countries.The purpose of the conference was to help to establish a network with leaders of Indian origin in various countries, and get a feedback on the direction in which Indian engagement with the Diaspora should proceed. The trip is being funded by the Indian Government.last_img read more

Arsenal blow! Lyon make move for midfield target

first_imgLyon have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race for Marcelo Brozovic.The Gunners were chasing the 22-year-old back in January before he opted to join Inter Milan on a one-and-a-half-year loan from Dinamo Zagreb.Arsenal reportedly still hold an interest in the midfielder, who has been dubbed the Croatian Xavi.However, according to L’Equipe, Lyon have now moved ahead of Arsene Wenger’s side in the chase for Brozovic.The French side are big fans of the Inter star and are ready to buy him out of his loan, which still has 12 months to run.Inter, though, are reluctant to see the player leave after they sold fellow midfielder Mateo Kovacic to Real Madrid earlier this week. Marcelo Brozovic 1last_img read more

Animal-lover on judge-hopeful list

first_imgCANYON COUNTRY – A degree in zoology might be just the thing a judge-hopeful needs to tame a courtroom full of feisty participants. Daviann Mitchell knew from the age of 11 that she wanted to work with animals. She convinced a pet shop owner to give her a job cleaning the store, a job that grew into grooming and caring for dogs and a degree in handling wild things. But on the long and winding road that followed school, littered with stops as a police officer and litigator, the Canyon Country resident has set her sights on a Los Angeles Superior Court seat vacated by Judge Michael Knight. Mitchell is one of six candidates for the office on the June ballot. “It’s one thing to be an advocate, but quite another to determine if there is enough to file a case,” she said. Like many students, Mitchell discovered after college that what she studied wasn’t all she wanted to do. She knew animals and liked police work, so she joined the Sacramento Police Department, working with narcotics-enforcement dogs. “I knew than that I didn’t want to become a veterinarian or work in zoology,” she said. “I couldn’t tell people that their dog had passed away.” While working with the Police Department, Mitchell spent her spare time learning how to show dogs, taking her focus off the day-to-day grind of working with the public. In 1982, she established Nighthawk Rottweilers, named after one of her police dogs, Hawk. Over the past 23 years, she has bred and shown dogs all over the world, including the Rottweiler named Best of Breed at the prestigious American Kennel Club Westminster Show in 2003. “Coming out on that green carpet (at the show) was one of the most exciting things that ever happened to me,” she said. If getting up at the crack of dawn to make the morning bus to downtown Los Angeles isn’t enough, Mitchell rises even earlier to feed and exercise the dogs that share her rambling home. Part of her passion is dispelling the misconception that Rottweilers are vicious dogs. “It used to be one of the top breeds in the American Kennel Club,” she said, as her 5-year-old daughter Mary Ann cuddled Smoochy, a black-and-brown 100-pound bundle of affection. “They were bred to herd cattle and are a big, powerful, strong breed. They are loyal, loving, have a good work ethic and are willing to make their owners happy. But you don’t leave children unattended with a dog like that. People have to be responsible owners, too.” After graduating in 1992 from Southwestern Law School, Mitchell clerked for Judge E.M. Gunderson, chief justice of the Nevada Supreme Court. She was the only woman picked for a Department of Justice honors program and realized that she’d found a home in the justice system. Her mentors encouraged her to become a trial lawyer. Mitchell joined the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office in 1994, working on domestic violence, child abuse and sex crimes, and is currently part of the Hardcore Gang Division, which prosecutes the most difficult gang violence cases. Her current conviction rate is 94 percent. “I truly believe that the way we handle people in court can make a difference in the outcome,” she said. “I’ve worked with some of the worst people in the world, but I treat everyone with respect. I see a judge as someone who can influence civil rights. “Many of the victims I see are immigrants or people of color who are disregarded by the system. Their voices go largely unheard in the community. My job is to help them be heard.” She also has a strong sense of community service and was honored by Theater of Hope for Abused Women, and was appointed by the governor to the state board of Guide Dogs for the Blind. Her family is deeply involved with the Guardians, a Jewish organization that helps the aging population, as well as the City of Hope. “It was instilled in me as a young person,” she said. “Grandpa never had a day off because he was always doing something. When you have the benefit of a good life in a good community, you need to give back.” Carol Rock, (661)257-5252 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want 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


first_imgENTERTAINMENT: Country Music sensation Lee Matthews is playing LIVE at The Millbridge Bar in Kilmacrennan next weekend!On Saturday the 19th September the Millbridge welcomes back Ireland’s singing sensation Lee Matthews. Doors opens at 9pm with support beforehand from DJ Tubbsy – you can also pay at the door (€15).However, you could be in with a chance of winning TWO FREE tickets to see one of the hottest acts in the music industry  LIVE.All you have to do is like and share this post on Facebook and tag a friend in the post.A name will be randomly selected from the list of names tagged in the post. Rememeber the Ivy Restaurant EVERY Thursday have our 50% off all food and drink promotion.Booking is advisable (074 91 39800)Music this WeekendOn Friday night sees the welcoming return of Stringfellas, a 3 piece band that will fit just nicely into our new stage area, a must see!!!!!On Saturday night we see the return off John Dolan, sure to have you on your feet all night!On Sunday in “The Snug” we have Kilmacrennans very own trad band Ciocal Iomlan playing from 6pm-9pm. Come join us this Sunday for our Carvery Lunch in our newly refurbished Ivy Restaurant from 12pm to 4pm with 4 courses (tea or coffee) for only €16.95 and kids eat for only €4.95.Live premiership matches shownDrinks promotions3 pints for €10 (Monday – Friday)Loyalty Discount cards availableKeep an eye out on our Facebook page and Donegal Daily for our Christmas party nights specials.For any information contact us on 074 91 39800 or email us at millbridgebar@gmail.comWIN TWO FREE TICKETS TO SEE LEE MATTHEWS AT THE MILLBRIDGE BAR NEXT WEEKEND was last modified: September 11th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more

‘Something went wrong but we will improve next season’, vows Man City star

first_imgFernandinho accepts “something went wrong” with Manchester City’s season but is confident of a bright future under manager Pep Guardiola.City began Guardiola’s reign with ten straight wins and rising optimism but will end the campaign trophyless, with the likelihood of a Champions League place their only tonic.A 2-1 success over Leicester on Saturday ensured two more victories – against West Brom and Watford – guarantees them third place but the Brazil international is already casting his mind forward.“This season has been tough for us, something went wrong. but at the end we still have a chance to go into the Champions League and I’m sure we can improve next season,” he said.“(Guardiola) has his own philosophy and we have proved already we are able to do what he wants.“We are trying to improve week by week, training session by training session. I’m sure we are improving, for the next two games and for next season as well.“Our target, our goal, is to win the next two games. Especially the next one at home in front of our own fans because I think they deserve it.“Then the last game is at Watford, which will be tough again but we are ready for that.”City were tipped by many as Premier League favourites back in August but fell so far off the pace Fernandinho did not even know the title was being settled by Chelsea’s 1-0 win over the Baggies on Friday.“No, I didn’t watch. I didn’t even know they were going to play on Friday night,” he said.“It’s crazy, sometimes you play Thursday, sometimes Friday, I didn’t know. But the way they have been playing this season they have been so consistent. They defended so well and play on the counter-attack with good players up front.“Most games the difference is one or two goals maximum but they are the most consistent and they deserve to win the title for that.”Asked if City could usurp Antonio Conte’s men next term, he added: “Yes, I feel that. But we’ll see what happens.” 1 Manchester City beat Leicester City 2-1 last_img read more


first_imgFOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESHome coming: A huge thanks must be made to all who turned out to welcome the Minor and Senior County teams back to Donegal Town. It was a very special night. To send such a very caring message to all involved on the squads was crucial.These athletes and their management teams have achieved incredible things. They are truly inspirational. They have inspired many tens of thousands in Donegal and beyond. They are living legends in the true sense of the word. They have achieved greatness and their achievements will inspire further glory in the coming years. Through their actions they have changed everything that was before. In the words of WB Yeats, “all has changed and changed utterly” because of your actions football in the country has been taken to a higher level. Thanks lads, to each and everyone of you.Sponsor a Virtual Sod: Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on our website or contact any club officer about details, to sponsor either by PayPal or contact club member for application form. Please support this initiative, check out our virtual pitch. This is your chance to get your name on Tir Conaill Park Sod. Online activity: Follow Four Masters via Facebook, Twitter, Club App and  Scor na nOg: Scor is a competition for those under 17years on the 1st January 2015. The competition consists of different sections which are as follows. Ceili or Figure Dancing, Solo singing, Instrumental Music, Recitation/Storytelling, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Quiz and Set Dancing. The Four Masters GAA club will give every support to any group or individual wishing to partake in Scor. The first round will be held in Glenfin on the weekend of 7th/8th November. Anyone interested can contact Ann Mc Gonagle Meehan on 0876215513.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS SAY HUGE THANK YOU FOR HOMECOMING was last modified: September 23rd, 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:FOUR MASTERS GAA NOTESlast_img read more


first_imgTime FirstName Surname Club16.20 Ivan Toner Letterkenny A.C.16.24 Paul McGlinchey Letterkenny A.C. 16.34 Frank Chaney Individual16.40 Ciaran McBride Letterkenny A.C.16.46 Shaun McShane Individual16.49 Michael Murphy Tullamore Harriers 17.05 Adam Friel Letterkenny A.C.17.20 Aidan McKenna Letterkenny A.C.17.21 David Donaghey Lifford AC17.29 Jude O’Donnell Letterkenny A.C.17.31 Joe English Tír Chonaill AC 17.48 PJ Boyce Cranford AC17.58 Hugh Gallagher Finn Valley A.C.18.00 Ollie Thomas Tír Chonaill AC18.04 Noel Thomas Tír Chonaill AC 18.15 Shaun Kerrs Tír Chonaill AC18.21 Michael Penrose Finn Valley A.C.18.23 Kevin Connolly Lifford AC18.24 Gerry McManus Tír Chonaill AC18.27 Conor McBrearty Individual18.31 Richard McCarthy Tír Chonaill AC18.42 Clint Walsh Individual18.44 Brendan Ruane Tír Chonaill AC18.49 Andrew Friel Individual18.55 Padraig Friel Letterkenny A.C.18.57 Greg Campbell Letterkenny A.C.19.02 Michael Gallagher Individual19.05 Peter Kardos Individual19.06 Kevin Toner Letterkenny A.C.19.11 Ryan Porter Finn Valley A.C.19.17 Wesley McCormack Finn Valley A.C.19.19 Brendan McCole Individual19.29 Dermot McElchar Individual19.33 Kieran Kelly Finn Valley A.C.19.36 Denise Toner Individual19.40 Stephen Travers Tír Chonaill AC19.42 Donal Rowan Finn Valley A.C.19.45 Paul Cosgrove Letterkenny A.C.19.47 Johnny Ward Tír Chonaill AC19.51 Colly O’Donnell Individual19.52 Mary Connolly Finn Valley A.C.19.54 Andy Scanlon Finn Valley A.C.19.56 Kevin Maguire Finn Valley A.C.19.58 Eamon Redoin Sligo A C20.04 Noeleen Porter Finn Valley A.C.20.07 Gerard Murren Letterkenny A.C.20.15 Richard Raymond Letterkenny A.C.20.17 Noel Hoey Tír Chonaill AC20.19 Sean Cassidy Tír Chonaill AC20.30 Donal Martin Individual20.35 Philomena Gallagher Tír Chonaill AC20.36 Charlie O’Donnell Individual20.37 Julie McMullin Tír Chonaill AC20.40 Gerard McCafferty Tír Chonaill AC20.54 Kevin McGlynn Tír Chonaill AC20.58 Bernard McDaid Individual21.03 Liam McHugh Finn Valley A.C.21.05 Tony Gallagher Finn Valley A.C.21.12 Joseph McGlynn Finn Valley A.C.21.22 Martin Anderson Finn Valley A.C.21.28 Brian McMullin Tír Chonaill AC21.29 Danny Sharkey Individual21.37 Andrew McNulty Individual21.40 Sharon McGowan Tír Chonaill AC21.48 Gary Ward Individual21.55 Cliodhna Dunne Finn Valley A.C.21.57 Christopher O’Loughlin Tír Chonaill AC22.01 Yvonne Bushell Individual22.05 Amanda Murrin Finn Valley A.C.22.07 Paul McGroary Individual22.09 Anita Meehan Tír Chonaill AC22.15 James Maguuire Finn Valley A.C.22.21 Ronan Boyle Individual22.25 Linda Ward Tír Chonaill AC22.27 Gillian Marley Milford A C22.29 Duane Long Finn Valley A.C.22.30 Eileen Ward Tír Chonaill AC22.32 James McErlane Letterkenny A.C.22.50 Margaret Shiels Individual22.53 Sean McDevitt Finn Valley A.C.23.09 Maeve McGrath Finn Valley A.C.23.09 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley A.C.23.09 Mark Connolly Finn Valley A.C.23.32 James McGinley Milford A C23.47 Gregory O’Loughlin Individual23.51 Mark Haden Individual24.07 Amanda McNulty Individual24.11 Ann Donoghue Tír Chonaill AC24.29 Marie Harper Finn Valley A.C.24.41 Sharon Hamilton Finn Valley A.C.25.12 Gaynor Hindley Finn Valley A.C.25.13 Margaret Reid Finn Valley A.C.25.16 Loretta Cullen Tír Chonaill AC25.16 Deirdre Collins Finn Valley A.C.25.18 Stephen Quinn Individual25.38 Joanne Campbell Finn Valley A.C.25.45 Darren Moy Individual25.55 Nora Timoney Tír Chonaill AC26.03 Martine McGee Tír Chonaill AC26.16 Mary Gallagher Letterkenny A.C.26.25 Hugo McGuire Finn Valley A.C.26.31 Ann Marie Trait Individual27.09 Valerie Moore Tír Chonaill AC27.12 Bernadette McGuire Finn Valley A.C.27.15 Catherine Collins Finn Valley A.C.27.27 Caroline McGuire Finn Valley A.C.27.29 Kieran McHale Finn Valley A.C.27.35 James Dorrian Individual27.49 Siobhan Byrne Finn Valley A.C.28.06 Denise McBride Individual28.36 Kevin McHugh Finn Valley A.C.28.48 Desmond Brownlie Lagan Valley29.26 Karen Hartin Individual29.27 Liz McIntyre Individual33.41 Carolann Campbell Finn Valley A.C.33.41 Linda Campbell Individual35.04 Colleen O’Brien Individual44.11 Sinead Doherty Individual44.11 Regina Doherty IndividualDONEGAL TOWN 5K RESULTS: IVAN TONER WINS IN 16:20 was last modified: June 4th, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegal town 5k resultslast_img read more


first_imgRAPHOE LOCAL NOTESWeek ending Friday 2nd March 2012ON-LINE COMMUNITY DIARY LAUNCHThe Family Resource Centre would like to thank all those who attended the recent successful launch and we would like to congratulate and say well done Melissa Laird and Jason Toner for their significant input into developing the initiative as part of their participation in the Volunteering in the Community Programme. The Volunteering in the Community Programme is funded by the International Fund for Ireland and is managed by Donegal Local Development Company. Guest speakers on the night included Amanda O’Loughlin, Chairperson of the Family Resource Centre, Dr. Caoimhin Mac Aoidh, CEO Donegal Local Development Company, and Hugh Mc Conville from An Gaisce-The President’s Awards. The International Fund for Ireland was represented by Mary Devlin.The on-line community diary is now live and will provide the opportunity for local community and sporting organizations, youth groups, women’s groups, schools, churches etc to advertise and promote a forthcoming event, e.g. cake sale, bring and buy sale, sports fixture, competition etc. There is no cost for including an event. To find out how you can have your event uploaded please contact 074-9145796. SPEAKING-UP REACHING-OUT PROJECTThis cross-border training programme for people with physical, sensory and learning disability is now in to its third week and is already proving itself to be a very worthwhile project. The project, a joint initiative between the Family Resource Centre and Mencap Western Area aims to develop the skills and capacities of people with disabilities to raise awareness of the barriers they face in daily life. The participants will be travelling to Stormont in April to meet with West Tyrone MLAs and to Leinster House in June to meet with Donegal Oireachtas Members to impress upon them the need to effect policy change on behalf of people with disabilities.The Speaking-Up Reaching-Out Project is supported by the European INTERREG IVA Programme Managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by Co-operation and Working Together (CAWT) Community Awareness Programme.SOCIAL CLUBThe Family Resource Centre has recently established a social club for people with physical, sensory or learning disability. The club, which meets in the Family Resource Centre on every second Thursday evening from 6.15-7.15pm, is a joint initiative with the Community Group Home, Ballyduff Park, Lifford. Activities include bocce, curling, pool, table- tennis, air-hockey, Wii-fit and badminton. The Family Resource Centre would like to thank Raphoe Curling Club for the use of its equipment and John Hunter for facilitating the badminton workshops. For further information please contact 074-9145796.CHILD PROTECTION TRAININGThe Family Resource Centre is hosting accredited Child Protection Training facilitated by Donegal Youth Service on Tuesday evening 13th March from 7-11pm. The training is free and anyone interested can contact 074 9145796.HEALTHY WALKSIf you’re in or around Raphoe and would like to keep fit, join us on a Healthy Walk every Thursday, meeting at Raphoe Family Resource Centre at 9.30a.m. Everyone Welcome!! WEEKLY EMPLOYMENT LISTRaphoe Family Resource Centre receives an updated weekly employment list and if you are interested in receiving this list please contact 074 9145796 or call into the Centre for more details.RAPHOE FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE AFTERSCHOOL ACTIVITIES /PROGRAMMESTuesday: 3rd & 4th Classes from 3.15 – 4.00pm; and for 5th & 6th Classes from 4.00 – 5.00 p.m.Wednesday: Junior & Senior Infants 2.00 – 3.00pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for 1st – 3rd year, Secondary Students 7.15 – 9.00 p.m.Thursday: Junior & Senior Infants from 2.00 – 3.00pm; 1st & 2nd Classes from 3.15 – 4.45 p.m. Teen Club for Transition, 4th and 5th years from 7pm – 9pm.Registration forms are now available at the Family Resource Centre for all the above activities/programmes.COUNSELLING SERVICESRaphoe Family Resource Centre offers a free and confidential weekly counselling service to the general public. This person-centred service is for those experiencing Bereavement/Loss, Separation, Abuse, Mental Health Difficulties and issues around sexuality. The service operates on an appointment basis only.Please contact 086 3601718 after 7.00 p.m.LITTLE SMILES WITH BIG DREAMSLittle Smiles with Big Dreams is a friendly baby and toddler group situated in Raphoe Family Resource Centre. We are open every Wednesday morning from10.30 – 12 noon. Little Smiles with Big Dreams is a group that focus on fun for the kids and the opportunity for parents, grandparents and extended family to have discussions with other adults. It is a great way to introduce your child to a social environment while you can discuss parenting tips with others. There is no charge but your kiddies will enjoy playing with all our lovely toys, having messy play, singing and dancing and a light lunch is provided.RAPHOE BADMINTON CLUBRaphoe Badminton Club’s Annual Badminton Tournament continues in the Recreation Hall with usual events run. Finals will be played on Friday 9th March. For further details contact Joe Magee (074) 9145451 (after 7p.m.), Sammy Magee (074) 9145444 or check out the Raphoe Badminton Club page on Facebook. RAPHOE BOXING CLUBThe Raphoe Boxing Club’s annual major boxing showpiece will take place on Friday 23rd March in the Cathedral Hall, Raphoe when a highly rated Raphoe Select will come up against the North West All-Stars and club coaches Brendan and Danny Ryan and Tommy Stewart hope to have 14 quality contests down for decision on the night in weights ranging from 29kgs right up to 91 kgs.The Raphoe club would like to extend a very sincere thanks to our major sponsor Mike Kelly (Building and Scaffolding Contractor) and to all the generous business people of Raphoe who continue to financially support the club over the years as without their help the club would fail to exist.A bumper crowd is expected on the night so patrons are advised to be in their seats early.RAPHOE FRIDAY SENIORS CLUB:Raphoe Friday Seniors Club meets every Friday in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am until 1pm. Come along and enjoy the tea and craic. New members welcome. For further information please call the Volt House on 9173966 or just call in any Friday. You will be very welcome.REMINDER RE-ENROLMENT FOR SEPTEMBER 2012St. Eunan’s Primary School, Raphoe. Parents wishing to enroll their children in St Eunan’s for the 2012 – 2013 school year can do so by collecting an Enrolment form from the school office any day. If this is inconvenient please telephone the school on 9145764, and we will post a form out.SENIORS SECURITY AND PERSONAL ALARMSSensor Lights, Internal Lights, Seniors Personal Alarms monitored smoke detectors & monitored carbon monoxide detectors for senior citizens.For further information or an application form for any of the above please contact Martin Laird at the Tidy Towns Office the Volt House Raphoe telephone 9145692. Relay For Life REWIND TO THE 80s DISCO NITEIn Friel’s Raphoe, on Saturday 24th March 2012 dancing 9.30-1pmMusic by Strabane Radio DJ Sean MAC (80s Dress optional)All proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer Society.Please come along & enjoy a night that promises to take you down memory lane while you boogie the night away to your old time favorites.Tickets are now on sale at €5.00 each.Your support will be much appreciated.RAPHOE PEOPLE NEWSLETTERCommunity News or Items of Interest for the “Raphoe People” may be emailed to Harriet at or to Lisa Thank You.LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: March 2nd, 2012 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:LOCAL NEWS: RAPHOE COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more