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first_imgJeonbuk and Suwon, League and Cup champions respectively, will give the beginning gun to the following Friday (12:00) Okay-league most anticipated in recent years. South Korea’s prime soccer class will start two months after the scheduled date. It is going to accomplish that with a brand new format – every group will play 11 fewer video games than standard – and two Spanish representatives: the Cantabrian Osmar Ibáñez, holy signal of FC Seoul, and the canary Luisma Hernández, assistant to Byung-Keun Lee at Daegu FC.After a considerably irregular 2019 – he completed third, however didn’t win any of the league championship video games – FC Seoul is predicted to step ahead and have the ability to be part of Ulsan and Jeonbuk within the struggle for the title. After a disastrous 2018, the return of Osmar Ibáñez, the restoration of Park Chu-young and the expansion of Park Dong-jin allowed Choi Yong-soo’s group to return to the Asian Champions. This, coupled with the return of Hadrian and the event of younger left-back centerback Kim Ju-sung, half of the South Korean U-20 squad runner-up in Poland final summer season, ought to be sufficient to reignite the mortal league. “If we don’t mess it up a lot, we can wage warfare”Osmar acknowledged in an interview printed in April.Seoul completed 2019 occupying third place, a privileged place that can attempt to assault Daegu FC once more. Regardless of not with the ability to have an viewers within the stands of the newly launched DGB Daegu Financial institution Park, The group of Tenerife assistant Luisma Hernández will search to return to carry out above expectations, simply as they did after closing final 12 months in a creditable fifth place. The Blues misplaced the revelation goalkeeper on the World Cup in Russia, Jo Hyun-woo, who left for Ulsan after finishing his four-week army service. Nonetheless, they’ve bolstered their protection with Hwang Tae-hyeon, the world runner-up with the Korean U-20 group, and Kim Jae-uh, half of the U-23 group that gained the class’s Asian Cup in January. Brazilians Cesinha and Edgar and Montenegrin Dejan Damjanovic will make the distinction in assault. “There may be not a lot panic right here as in Europe”That the South Korean golf equipment are competing once more is nice information, however the reality is that few have stopped coaching through the epidemic. That is the case of Daegu, whose footballers have continued to train as a bunch in a sports activities metropolis that has develop into their residence. “We’ve got labored with warning, however we’ve got not stopped,” reveals a Luisma Hernández who particulars the protocol in opposition to the virus: “If you arrive on the stadium you could determine your self and take your temperature. Everybody, besides the footballers who’re enjoying and warming up, ought to put on a masks. Within the locker room, which might be disinfected earlier than and after every match, your complete group will enter”.Daegu, an assistant and analyst from Tenerife, believes that in South Korea “there may be not as a lot panic as in Europe.” “The league has requested gamers to be proactive. That they don’t shake fingers, don’t spit or discuss head to head with the rival. You additionally need to preserve your distance from the referee. If a participant assessments constructive, he might be remoted for 2 weeks.“He provides earlier than touring by prepare to Incheon, the place his group debuts subsequent Saturday:” All groups are primarily based within the peninsula, so we at all times journey by prepare or bus. All collectively, with none drawback. “last_img read more

first_img– Advertisement – As Liberians prepare for presidential and legislative elections in October this year, divisive politics with the propensity to stir up conflict is overwhelmingly emerging. Partisans of the Unity Party are accused of allegedly preaching ethnic-based politics to influence voters in support of Joseph Boakai. Liberty Party supporters have it all on social media that Boakai’s supporters have taken the trend of ethnic politics to divide Liberians.A few weeks ago, some members of the House of Representatives endorsed Boakai as the best person to succeed President Sirleaf. During the ceremony, the spokesperson, Representative Larry P. Younquoi of Nimba County District #8, stated on radio that a minority cannot rule the majority in a democracy, and since the natives are in the majority, they must be the ones to lead the country. Also recently declaring his support for Joseph Boakai in the upcoming election, Nimba County Senator Prince Johnson said they are going to launch a “Democratic coup d’état” to ensure that an indigenous man takes the presidency.While the political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEEE), Dr. J. Mills Jones, was speaking at the commencement program of the African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU) last week, he emphasized that Liberia’s problem was not the ethnic divide, but the failure to institute good governance.Why are all these sentiments of division coming up during election season, when we should be seeking a well qualified, patriotic and competent Liberian to occupy the presidency? One reason to point out here is the failure of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf administration to attach seriousness to reconciliation after taking over a country devastated by years of war.There are several historical factors which should have compelled the Ellen Government to pay serious attention to reconciliation. There are, for example, still people in Liberia who can give either eyewitness or oral accounts of the 1930s forced labor saga (Fernando Po Crisis) that led to the forced resignation of President C.D.B. King. This issue was a part of the long-term political and economic deprivation perpetrated by the True Whig Party in this country that exacerbated Liberia’s ethnic divide. After 133 years of rule, the True Whig Party government was toppled, President William R. Tolbert Jr. and several of his topmost officials executed.As the 1980 coup leader, Master Sergeant Samuel K. Doe, well established himself in power as the elected president (in the 1985 rigged elections), tribalism became a national symbol, and anyone who was not Krahn became stigmatized. The Gio and Mano peoples of Nimba became a target for innocent killings. Most of the Gios and Manos, too, were always seen as party to any coup attempt on the president. This tribal collision led Charles Taylor to see Nimbaians as the disenchanted group to be used to fight in retaliation for ethnic killings by the Doe regime. In 1989 Taylor launched his invasion in Buutuo, Nimba County, enlisting several Gios and Manos, while the majority of AFL Soldiers were members of the Krahn tribe. Samuel Doe was killed under the command of Prince Johnson, a son of Nimba. The war resulted not only in Doe’s death. Nimbaians also slaughtered their own people on mere animosity and setup, Jackson Fiah Doe, Stephen B. Daniels, David Toweh, D. Gborboe Dwayen, Isaac Vaye and John Yormie being some eminent Nimbaians among the victims. Dr. Steve Yekehson, president of the University of Liberia, was also killed by fighters of the National Patriotic Front of Liberia. The United Liberation Movement (ULIMO-K), under the command of Alhaji G.V. Kromah, used chainsaws (otherwise known as power-saws) to kill a lot of people in Lofa, with their intestines used as checkpoints. Fighters of the Liberia Peace Council (LPC), commanded by George Boley, killed countless people in the southeast and raped countless women. The latest factions to go against the Taylor regime were the Liberia United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) and Movement for Democracy in Liberia (MODEL) led by Seku Damatè Konneh and Thomas Yayah Nimley respectively. They too killed people and destroyed properties.Amid this horrendous and tragic series of events, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, whom Liberians and the world counted on to heal the country, admitted in her last Annual Message that she had failed to reconcile Liberians and also failed to fight corruption. It is one of the gravest of misfortunes for the poor Liberian people that their economic marginalization was exacerbated during her regime, as she gave an upper-hand to her families, friends and foreign businesspeople, including Lebanese and Indians.Are these issues not enough to make any leader attach importance to reconciliation?Nelson Mandela said, “Revolution without reconciliation is not a revolution.” The Daily Observer believes that as long as genuine reconciliation among Liberians remains ignored, and perpetrators of atrocities still boast of being liberators and intellectualizing their actions, divisive ethnic politics, tribalism and sectionalism will continue to dominate our body politic, and Liberia’s peace will continue to remain fragile.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 20 18. Swansea – £2.4m PROFIT (Spent: £23.6m; Received: £26m) – Click the arrows for more – Somehow Garry Monk has managed to re-sign Icelandic star Gylfi Sigurdsson and bring in Federico Fernandez from Napoli but register a slim profit on his transfer business. Magic! 20 20 11. Leicester City – £12.2m NET SPEND (Spent: £12.2m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrows for more – Leicester City have learned from previous transfer market spending sprees and appear to have used their cash wisely. 20 15. Aston Villa – £6.4m NET SPEND (Spent: £7.5m; Received: £1.1m) – Click the arrows for more – Paul Lambert kept things simple in the transfer window and as such owner Randy Lerner will be pleased he didn’t have to dip into his pocket too much. 20 17. Stoke – £0.6m PROFIT (Spent: £2.7m; Received: £3.3m) – Click the arrows for more – Not bad business from Mark Hughes, a former Barcelona wonderkid signed but barely a dime spent overall. Bravo. 19. Chelsea – £8.6m PROFIT (Spent: £85.3m; Received: £93.9m) – Click the arrows for more – Jose Mourinho has brought in the likes of Diego Costa, Filipe Luis and Cesc Fabregas but his best work in the transfer market was selling David Luiz for £40m. Laughing all the way to the bank. 20 10. Crystal Palace – £12.3m NET SPEND (Spent: £13.9m; Received: £1.6m) – Click the arrows for more – It looked like being a barren transfer window for the Eagles but eventually, once Neil Warnock was brought in to replace Tony Pulis as manager, James McArthur arrived from Wigan in a club record deal. 20 6. West Ham United – £24.4m NET SPEND (Spent: £28.3m; Received: £3.9m) – Click the arrows for more – As Sam Allardyce looks to turn the Hammers into an exciting and attacking side he spent big on World Cup star Enner Valencia and Diafra Sakho, while adding Cheikhou Kouyate, Alex Song and Aaron Cresswell to shore their defence up. 14. Burnley – £7.8m NET SPEND (Spent: £7.8m; Received: £0m) – Click the arrows for more – Sean Dyche admitted he found it difficult in the transfer window. There were no major exits from Turf Moor, which meant there wasn’t too much spare cash around. In the end their biggest deal was for George Boyd. 8. Hull – £20m NET SPEND (Spent: £36.5m; Received: £16.5m) – Click the arrows for more – A late cash splashing session saw the Tigers leap up the net spend table with Abel Hernandez becoming their club record signing. 20 20 12. West Bromwich Albion – £12m NET SPEND (Spent: £14m; Received: £2m) – Click the arrows for more – Alan Irvine brought in an astonishing eleven players this summer, yet they managed to keep their net spend down to just £12m. The accountants will be pleased at The Hawthorns. 20 20 20 16. Tottenham – £2m NET SPEND (Spent: £36.8m; Received: £34.8m) – Click the arrows for more – For the second summer running Spurs managed to spend barely anything. Smart buys were all but cancelled out by shrewd sales. If it wasn’t for the late signing of Benjamin Stambouli chairman Daniel Levy would have made money. The transfer window has finally shut with huge sums of money being exchanged over the last seven days as Premier League clubs looked to strengthen their squads.Eventually, more than £800million was splashed on sensational strikers, domineering defenders and a few mediocre midfielders.But which side spent the most money across the summer? talkSPORT has taken a look at how the table would look based on net amounts spent – taking into consideration the figures each club spent and received…Click the arrow to see who the top flight’s biggest spenders were.*All figures from, correct up to and including 3 September 2014 1. Manchester United – £133.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £170.3m; Received: £36.8m) – Click the arrows to see which PL clubs have spent the most money so far this summer* – It was a busy transfer window for the Reds Devils as Louis van Gaal attempted overhaul last season’s squad, which ended the Premier League in seventh. The late signings of Daley Blind and Radamel Falcao upped their overall spend to a staggering £133.5m making them the top flight’s biggest spenders! 20 20. Southampton – £40.8m PROFIT (Spent: £64.4m; Received: £105.2m) – Click the arrows to see who the top flight’s biggest spenders were! – After seeing their squad raided, mainly by Liverpool, the Saints have been left with plenty of money in the bank. Ronald Koeman tried his best to spend it all but despite landing several talented players he was unable to spend £41.2m of the cash they earned on transfer deals. 7. Queens Park Rangers – £24.2m NET SPEND (Spent: £41.5m; Received: £17.3m) – Click the arrows for more – We wouldn’t want to say Harry Redknapp was a wheeler dealer, but he did some pretty good business by landing top, top players and axing the Loftus Road deadwood. 20 20 20 3. Liverpool – £51.3m NET SPEND (Spent: £133.3m; Received: £82m) – Click the arrows for more – The exit of Luis Suarez to Barcelona certainly filled the coffers at Anfield but that didn’t stop the Reds spending big ahead of their return to the Champions League. 4. Manchester City – £40.3m NET SPEND (Spent: £69.8m; Received: £29.5m) – Click the arrows for more – Manuel Pellegrini had to rein in his spending this summer thanks to FFP but that didn’t stop them splurging plenty of cash on Eliaquim Mangala and Fernando from Porto. 20 5. Everton – £33.5m NET SPEND (Spent: £35.3m; Received: £1.8m) – Click the arrows for more – The Toffees opted to sign Romelu Lukaku after his successful loan spell last season and the £28million he cost makes up the bulk of their transfer business. 20 20 20 2. Arsenal – £75.7m NET SPEND (Spent: £89.5m; Received: £13.8m) – Click the arrows for more – A late deal £16million deal for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck saw the Gunners’ spending, surprisingly, edge close to the £100m mark. 13. Sunderland – £8.4m NET SPEND (Spent: £16.5m; Received: £7.9m) – Click the arrows for more – Gus Poyet has bolstered his squad without busting the bank. Smart loan deals and free transfers were the order of the summer, although he did spend a pretty penny on Jack Rodwell. 9. Newcastle United – £14.8m NET SPEND (Spent: £29.1m; Received: £14.3m) – Click the arrows for more – Mike Ashley finally decided to get his wallet out this summer and hand Alan Pardew some much-needed additions. There were obligatory French signings but also the arrival of two Dutchmen in Siem de Jong and Daryl Janmaat. last_img read more

first_imgThe ‘Guinness Meet Rio Ferdinand’ national consumer promotion will offer lucky consumers a chance to interact with the legend during his visit.“Guinness is a bold beer, for extraordinary people, so we are delighted to be working with Rio Ferdinand this year as he was a player who certainly demonstrated his creativity, imagination and confidence on the pitch,” Kenya Breweries Limited Marketing Manager, Guinness, Nduku Wamakau said.Sher further added; “His visit will be crucial in finding and celebrating those Kenyan fans who prove themselves Made of More. These are the fans who live and breathe football – whose support, knowledge and bold acts of dedication demonstrate their unique passion for the beautiful game.”-Consumer campaignAs part of the campaign, Guinness has launched a new consumer promotion, giving consumers the opportunity to win an extraordinary experience with Ferdinand when he visits Kenya.Guinness will roll out promotional bottles with a code which consumers will be asked to send to 22110 for an opportunity to land the lucrative opportunity of meeting the English legend.Twelve lucky winners will win Sh1mn plus the chance of spending time with Rio in Kenya.There will also be promotional activations in select outlets where random winners will be picked for the opportunity to meet Ferdinand as well as walk home with Sh1mn.Early in his career, Ferdinand who went on to be capped 81 times for England made the bold decision to follow his dreams and become a footballer.Having the courage of his convictions meant that he regularly appeared in youth teams with London clubs. He was just 19 years and eight days when he earned his first England cup in a game against Cameroon in 1997, making him the youngest defender to play for England at the time.During his time playing professional football, including 12 years at The Red Devils, the 39-year old centre back was regarded as one of the best defenders of his generation, and as one of England’s best ever centre-backs.-LeadershipHis determination and leadership skills both on and off the pitch, as well as his confidence and creative play, ensured he stood out from his team mates.During his career at The Red Devils he won 14 trophies including six Premier League titles and the celebrated Champions League. Since hanging up his boots in 2015, he has continued to curve his own path as a broadcaster, entrepreneur and philanthropist with the same confidence and flair he showed on the pitch.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The former Three Lions defensive rock will follow up a visit by another English Premier League legends Thierry Henry who visited the country last December also in a partnership with the beer brand.NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 27 – Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand is set to visit Kenya later in the year after being unveiled as the Guinness brand ambassador on a one-year partnership.The former Three Lions defensive rock will follow up a visit by another English Premier League legends Thierry Henry who visited the country last December also in a partnership with the beer brand.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Michel Platini, pictured in 2015, was arrested Tuesday in connection with a corruption investigation into the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar © AFP/File / FABRICE COFFRINIPARIS, France, Jun 18 – The banned ex-UEFA chief Michel Platini was arrested Tuesday in connection with a criminal investigation into the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.The French football legend elected to lead European football’s governing body in 2007 was taken into custody by French anti-corruption police investigating the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to the gas-rich Gulf state. Qatar was named to host the World Cup in a decision that triggered controversy over its suitability amid allegations of corruption that ultimately sparked FIFA’s worst ever scandal five years later.France’s Financial Crimes Prosecutors Office (PNF) opened a preliminary investigation in 2016 into allegations of corruption, conspiracy and influence peddling surrounding FIFA’s award of the World Cup to Qatar and also the 2018 tournament to Russia.According to Blatter, Qatar won hosting rights as a result of a deal with the French, derailing FIFA’s own “diplomatic arrangement” whereby hosting rights would go to Russia in 2018 and then to the United States four years later.The French investigation centres on alleged French intervention linked to Platini and former president Nicolas Sarkozy.According to the specialist magazine France Football, a “secret meeting” took place on November 23, 2010 at the Elysee Palace in Paris between Sarkozy, Qatar’s then-Prince (now Emir) Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, and Platini, at that time both UEFA president and vice-president of FIFA.Just over a week later, FIFA awarded Qatar hosting rights for the 2022 tournament.Platini has made no secret of his support for Qatar but denies he was influenced by Sarkozy, whose advisor for sport, Sophie Dion, was also arrested along with Platini.“It was time to give them the World Cup. I am for that. It’s my conviction,” he said at the time.Claude Gueant, Sarkozy’s erstwhile chief of staff and former interior minister, was also called in for questioning Tuesday by France’s Anti-Corruption Office of the Judicial Police.The decision to award the event to Qatar ultimately led to a wider corruption probe that led to the overthrow of Blatter and Platini and the arrest of senior FIFA figures.Platini, 63, led UEFA until 2015 when he was banned from football for four years for ethics violations including receiving a two-million Swiss francs (1.8 million euros, $2 million) payment from the disgraced former head of FIFA Sepp Blatter.Qatar has been accused of buying votes in its bid to stage the World Cup and a subsequent report by US independent investigator Michael Garcia unearthed an array of suspect financial dealings, many linked to Sandro Rosell, the ex-Barcelona president who served as a consultant for Qatar.Platini, a triple Ballon d’Or winner, was expected to succeed Blatter as FIFA president in 2016 before his fall from grace. He has been battling to clear his name ever since.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgA Donegal father has been left devastated after his two young sons were swept to their deaths during Hurricane Sandy in America.Portnoo native Damien Moore, 39, is still coming to terms with the loss of sons Conor, 4, and Brendan, 2.The boys were swept from their mother Glenda’s arms when the huge storm hit their home in New York’s Staten Island. Damien, pictured with Glenda at the scene, was at work with the city council when the tragedy occurred.Glenda decided to get into the couple’s Ford Pickup truck when the storm hit but this was hit by a gust of wind and rising water.She managed to wade her way through the street but was hit by another swathe of water which washed her two sons away.The boys were found just 20 yards apart on Thursday last, days after they became separated from their heartbroken mother on Monday. Local priest, Fr Philip Daly has been comforting Damien’s parents, Paddy and Fay, who retired back to live in Loughfad after spending a large part of their life in the US.He said “It is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this tragic time,” he said.“Damien was born here in Portnoo but emigrated young in life and married Glenda. She was on her way in a blue Ford pick-up to her mother’s home in Brooklyn when the tragedy hit,”“Damien works for the city council in New York, but over the years always kept up contact with the area and visited his parents here at Loughfad. The news has come as a huge shock to locals in this area.“The Moores are a long established family in the Portnoo-Kilclooney area. They have many cousins who reside here and relations are comforting Paddy and Fay at this difficult time for the family. Damien would have attended the local national school at Ballykillduff before he went to make his way in the world,” he said. Fr Daly revealed how Damien was in work when the hurricane hit“Glenda was concerned because there was no electricity in the house and she had two young boys. However, she said to Damien she would stay at home until he got back,” Fr Daly said.“It appears Glenda’s mother called and told her and the kids to come to her home on higher ground. Glenda was making her way in her Ford pick-up vehicle to the mother’s house when tragedy struck. Her pick-up was knocked over by a huge gust of wind. They were up to their waist in water in the submerged pick-up,”“Glenda, grabbed the two boys and started to wade her way to safety along the roadside but the next thing she was hit by another gust and knocked over. She lost the grasp of the two young boys who were swept away,” Fr Daly explained. Glenda sat sobbing on the roadside through the rain-lashed night for up to 12 hours until she was spotted by a patrol car and told them of her tragedy.Despite her ordeal, the brave mother joined the search for her boys until their bodies by officers who had used heat-seeking equipment to search marshes.On Friday night, the names of the two boys were read out as part of a remembrance which is held every year on the Feast of All Souls.Fr Daly, also confirmed the family are hoping to arrange a remembrance in St Conal’s Church, Kilclooney on the day of the funeral in New York which is still being arranged.TRAGIC DONEGAL MAN’S SONS ARE WASHED FROM MOTHER’S ARMS DURING HURRICANE SANDY was last modified: November 5th, 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:BrendanConorDamien MooreHurricane SandyPortnooUSlast_img read more

first_imgLoreto students Emma Harvey and Ellen Doherty are doing swimmingly well in their chosen sport.The Letterkenny girls added to their earlier successes of this season by coming first and second at the prestiguous Ulster Secondary Schools Swimming Gala in Ballymena last weekend. Both girls competed in the Breastroke and both swimmers are now receiving recognition for the hours of training they have put in in the early mornings at training with Swilly Seals Swimming Club.Well done, it is not the last we will hear from these two outstanding swimmers.LORETO GIRLS ARE DOING SWIMMINGLY WELL! was last modified: January 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:letterkennyLoretoSWIMMINGlast_img read more

first_imgSunday was selected to the All-MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team and All-MVC First Team in 2015. This is the first MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award for Sunday, who owns a 3.65 grade point average in finance. Earlier this season, Sunday’s teammate James Wypych was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on Aug. 30. 2016-17 Drake Eagle Bank MVC Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 27 – Mueng Sunday, men’s soccerSept. 6 – Reed Fischer, men’s cross countryAug. 30 – James Wypych, men’s soccer To qualify for MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week award, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing. Wypych was honored with Illinois State volleyball student-athlete Courtney Pence. ST. LOUIS – Senior Mueng Sunday (Coralville, Iowa) of the Drake University men’s soccer team has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week, presented by Eagle Bank and Trust Company of Missouri, MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin announced Tuesday, Sept. 27. Sunday was honored for his performance during the period of September 19-25. Drake plays at Western Michigan this afternoon at 3 p.m.center_img Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes will be evaluated on their athletic performance for a one-week period. Sunday scored Drake’s first goal against UIC on Sept. 20 in a 3-2 loss to the Flames. In the 74th minute, Paul Ciszewski sent a free kick to Sunday at the top of the box on the right side that he collected and blasted to the opposite side for his first goal this season. Sunday played all 90 minutes in the match and has started all eight games this season. He has one goal and one assist and leads the Bulldogs in minutes played at 694.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

first_imgA man who was abandoned by his friends at a wedding in Letterkenny got into his car after drinking and then crashed it into a roundabout.Letterkenny District Court.Rodney Tighe, 35, had been the designated driver while they were attending a wedding at the Radisson Hotel in the town. However he fell out with his friends and decided to drive.A Garda told Letterkenny District Court that on September 21st last at 2.30am they were on patrol on Pearse Road.They noticed a man taking off at the lights and then he suddenly crashed into an island.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and failed a breath test.A taxi-driver also approached Gardai after the crash and said he had witnessed Tighe of 30 Melmount Road, Strabane, driving on the wrong side of the road at Neil T Blaney Road before doing a u-turn.Gardai said 35 year old Tighe was very co-operative when he was brought to the Garda station.The court heard he was a single man with a four year old daughter who earned £70 a week.He was unemployed but had worked as a chef.The court heard that €180 worth of damage had been caused to the roundabout and that Tighe had the money to pay for it in court.Judge Paul Kelly fined Tighe €200 and ordered the money go to the local council and also fined him a further €100 and banned him fro driving for two years on the drink-driving charge.MAN ‘ABANDONED’ BY FRIENDS AT WEDDING CRASHED INTO ROUNDABOUT was last modified: January 21st, 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:drink drivingJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtRodney Tighelast_img read more

first_imgHundreds of people across Donegal took part in the Darkness into Light walk this morning.Across the country, participants began their 5k walk at 4am, as the sun began to rise, to raise funds for Pieta House.12 locations across Donegal took part in this year’s event. Gweedore held the event for the first time on Saturday morning with over 300 people attending. Tory Island residents also took part.Donegal residents in Dubai marked the event with friends from around the world.Darkness into Light in Dubai.It is this charity’s flagship annual fundraising and awareness event.It started with approximately 400 people in the now iconic yellow DIL T-shirts walking the 5km course in Dublin’s Phoenix Park in 2009. Since opening its doors 13 years ago, Pieta supported 40,000 people who were at the point of suicidal crisis and/or engaging in self-harm.Speaking on this morning’s events, Elaine Austin, CEO, Pieta said: “Darkness Into Light unites us as people, from rural communities to major cities, across the globe, in a spirit of comfort and compassion to give and build hope. It connects us all, creating the energy for change, in which suicidal thoughts, self-harm and stigma can be replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.“It is vital for the delivery of our services and for raising awareness. We are so thankful to have had [insert participant numbers] people walking with us today from Darkness Into Light,” she added.“I want to thank our volunteers, our supporters, our partner Electric Ireland and all the participants for their involvement in this year’s event.“However, the journey continues beyond the finish line of the walk. It is vital that we continue to build hope.” Darkness Into Light has become a global movement against suicide taking place in 202 venues across 19 countries in 5 continents, as people come together to remove the stigma around suicide and self-harm and spread the power of hope in Ireland and around the globe.Check out some of the moments from Saturday’s walk below. Tory Island residents gather for the event on Saturday morning. Thousands attend Darkness into Light walks across Donegal – Pic Special was last modified: May 11th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Darkness into Lightlast_img read more