Man Beats Girlfriend to Death in Totota

first_imgPolice in Totota, Bong County, have arrested and remanded a 33-year-old man identified as John Mulbah for allegedly beating his girlfriend Alice Sam to death.According to Police accounts, the incident occurred last Sunday when John Mulbah accused his fiancée of responding to what he considered as a suspicious mobile phone conversation with another person.The police information further stated that while Alice was conversing, her husband-to- be, John Mulbah forcibly took hold of her phone on suspicion that she was in a conversation with a lover.The Police report revealed that a scrimmage ensued when Alice tried to recoup her mobile phone from her betrothed but John, according to the police, put on an insolent posture releasing a blind man slap in Alice’s ear and stepping in her stomach, leaving her unconscious. Alice Sam was pronounced dead by health workers on duty at the Phebe Hospital upon arrival on Sunday night.The investigation maintained that the deceased early last year underwent surgery when she gave birth to Mulbah’s son who, following her death, now lives with Alice’s mother in Totota.     Many of Totota’s residents who spoke with this newspaper disclosed that John Mulbah and Alice have had a long history of conflict over phone conversations.Some of the residents told this reporter that the deceased on many occasions complained of her boyfriend searching through her phone for strange numbers.The residents narrated that John had constantly accused his fiancée of having outside relationships, a claim they said the deceased had always denied.There were mixed reactions among residents of Totota, with some describing John’s action as out of mistrust, while others labeled him as cruel and wicked.Meanwhile, police at the Totota depot have charged John Mulbah with murder and processed him to be sent to the Gbarnga Magisterial Court for arraignment.The remains of the deceased have been deposited at the St.  Kennedy Funeral Home in Gbarnga.According to police, the suspect blamed his action on the work of the devil and pleaded for forgiveness.The police said they were informed by suspect John Mulbah that on many occasions he had suspected his girlfriend of being in a relationship with another man.He told the police that he did not intend to take the precious life of his wife-to-be but to penalize her by seizing her mobile phone for a short period of time.John, a father of one is appealing to the family members of his late girlfriend for pardon and said it was the work of the devil.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Marks, set, go! Guns off for 2018 KPL season

first_img-Gor Mahia v Nakumatt – Kenyatta Stadium, 3pm.K’Ogalo who began their season with the Super Cup win over AFC Leopards last weekend fly off their title defense at their new home ground, the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos with a tie against the cash strapped Nakumatt FC.Head coach Dylan Kerr expects an all-out battle against Nakumatt despite the fact that his side is regarded as one of the strongest in the league due to their transfer business.Gor Mahia’s Meddie Kagere takes on Nakumatt’s Kennedy Onyango during a league fixture at Nyayo Stadium in 2017.Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“Nakumatt are no pushovers and last season they proved that pushing us to the wall in both matches. We have to keep true to ourselves, start well and ensure we get a win,” Kerr, keen to see his side fly to another dominant season said.Gor have some huge squad depth after bringing on board several high profile players in January including Humphrey Mieno and Cersidy Lumumba from Tusker FC, Nzoia Sugar midfielder Lawrence Juma and speedy winger Samuel Onyango from Ulinzi.Kerr admits he will have a tough time picking his starting eleven with the plethora of talent at his disposal but has thrown the challenge back to his players urging them to fight for the jersey.Nakumatt on their side have been forced to rebuild with a new team following massive exits occasioned by the dip in financial strength with their sponsors – Supermarket chain Nakumatt – thrown into financial oblivion.Head coach Anthony Mwangi has his work cut out and his biggest task will be to motivate the players with minimal financial strength.Among the players who have landed at Nakumatt include the experienced Noah Abich and Moses Odhiambo who orchestrated Sofapaka’s survival in the top flight in 2016 under more or less the same circumstances.-Posta Rangers v AFC Leopards, Afraha Stadium, 4:15pm-AFC Leopards forward Allan Katterega tussles with Posta Rangers’ Jockins Atudo during their Kenyan Premier League match at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 29, 2017. PHOTO/CourtesyWithout a Premier league title since 1998, domestic cup champions AFC Leopards launch yet another campaign to drag their names off the mud when they kick off their campaign against an experienced Posta Rangers side in Nakuru.They might have started their season with a Super Cup loss against arch rivals Gor, but head coach Robert Matano has warned anyone not to underrate the Leopards in the new season.“I am very happy with the players and what they showed against Gor. There has been improvement and I am looking forward to better performances,” said Matano, before bellowing that he is a winner and will be going for titles in 2018.Matano made away with a huge chunk of the squad that almost fought relegation last season, sprucing up his squad with fresh faces, most of who started in last weekend’s game against Gor.Among the players who showed they could be trusted to do the job for Matano are forwards Prince Arkoh (Ghanaian) and baker Lukooya (Ugandan) who were some of the shining lights.Still, the absence of an out and out striker is a worry for Matano with Prince Uche who came on as a sub failing to show much.Matano who is seeking a third league title with a third different team also re-united with midfielder Joseph Kuria and winger Ezekiel Otuoma who were his loyal lieutenants during his 18-month stint at Ulinzi Stars.AFC Leopards Head Coach Robert Matano has won the Kenyan Premier League title with Sofapaka and Tusker before. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAPosta Rangers who finished the season fourth last season are a tough nut to crack and coming up against a side they picked four out of a maximum six points last season, head coach Sammy Omollo will go in with some heap of confidence.Omollo has reinforced the team in the exact area he struggled in last season; striking.The mailmen had the meanest defense last season with 22 goals, but they were equally mean in hitting the opponents’ net having scored a paltry 28 goals in 34 matches, an embarrassing return of less than a goal per match.They have brought in Marcelus Ingotsi from AFC Leopards, Jeremiah Wanjala from Homeboyz, Danson Kago from Tusker while the ever green, creative mind of Peter ‘Pinchez’ Opiyo will be there to open up the pockets of spaces.-Ulinzi Stars v Zoo Kericho, Afraha Stadium, 2pm-Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkurui heads the ball under pressure from Ulinzi Stars’ Cliff Kasuti in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on April 30, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluThe military side, without a domestic title since their KPL Top 8 win in 2011 are without two of the players who starred for them last season; Stephen Waruru and Samuel Onyango who left for Sofapaka and Gor respectively.They have also done away with their 2010 league winning coach Benjamin Nyangweso for former Harambee Stars man Dunstan Nyaudo while defender Geoffrey Kokoyo will miss the first half of the season as he is out on military studies.They begin their campaign at home against a side that beat them home and away last season and Nyaudo will want to make his home debut with a win.Their transfer activity has seen them land only one high profile arrival, striker Masuta Masita from Nzoia Sugar. The rest are rather unknown faces. However, they have been boosted with the return of fleet footed Kevin Amwayi.A seventh place finish last season was the worst performance for Ulinzi since 2009 when they finished 10th and that is a statistic Nyaudo will want to ensure doesn’t replicate in 2018.Zoo on their side have kept almost the whole squad from last season and have been quiet in the transfer window, bringing in only four new players.–Tusker v Chemelil Sugar, Chemelil Complex, 3pmNew Tusker FC head coach Sam Timbe consults with assistant coach Francis Baraza during a training session at the Ruaraka Grounds in Nairobi on January 3, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUSam Timbe will lead his Tusker side out for the first time in a competitive fixture when the brewers take on Chemelil Sugar at their backyard in Awasi this weekend.Timbe is working with a new outfit, Tusker having seen 14 players most of who were regular starters leave the club at the end of a very underachieving 2017.The Ugandan in his second stint in Kenya having previously coach Sofapaka has his work cut out; silverware or leave. A 1-0 loss in a high profile friendly against Ugandan champions Kampala City Council Authority gave him perhaps the clearest picture of what he needs to do.Chemelil have also quite changed from last season including in the technical department where Abdallah Juma was replaced quietly by Patrick Odhiambo as head coach.The sugar belt side has also lost key players from last season, Shaphan Oyugi joining Kariobangi Sharks, keeper Jairus Adira going to AFC Leopards alongside Japhary Owiti while Apollo Otieno also left to join Tusker.-Vihiga, Wazito debutAFC Leopards midfielder Harun Nyakha vies for the ball with Wazito’s Antony Gathu during their GOtv Shield quarter final match against Wazito FC at Nyayo Stadium on August 20, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNew boys Vihiga United and Wazito FC will make their maiden bow into top flight football both at home, Vihiga playing Mathare United in Kakamega while Wazito host Sony Sugar at Camp Toyoyo.Both sides have expressed their desire to make an impact in the top tier league with Wazito boss Frank Ouna insisting they will not be coming in to make the numbers.Ouna has orchestrated a huge change for Wazito, turning them from a semi-pro side when he joined them mid-season in 2016 and ensuring they automatically qualify for the top flight last season.“We are coming in to compete and ensure we remain in the league. It is the first time for us but we are ready for the challenge,” Ouna said.Ouna has spiced up his squad with a few faces who have had top flight experience, midfielder Harun Nyakha and goalkeeper Edwin Mukolwe joining from AFC Leopards, Moses Otieno joining from Posta Rangers, Francis Ochollah from Sofapaka and Athman Buki from Kakamega Homeboyz.KPL weekend fixtures (kick off 3pm unless stated):Saturday: Ulinzi Stars v Zoo Kericho (2pm), Posta Rangers v AFC Leopards (Afraha Stadium, 4:15pm), Gor Mahia v Nakumatt, Chemelil Sugar v Tusker FC (Chemelil Complex), Nzoia Sugar v Kariobangi Sharks (Sudi Stadium, Bungoma), Wazito v Sony Sugar (Camp Toyoyo).Sunday: Sofapaka v Bandari (Narok Stadium), Thika United v Kakamega Homeboyz (Thika Stadium), Vihiga United v Mathare United (Bukhungu Stadium, Kakamega).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia Skipper Harun Shakava receives the Kenyan Premier League Super Cup title from Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 2- After just about four weeks of pre-season training – a period which most coaches have described as short – the guns have finally gone off and the 2018 season of the Kenyan Premier League will kick off this weekend with nine matches lined up across various venues.While some teams are talking of breaking their own trophy droughts, others retaining top flight status, all eyes will be on holders Gor Mahia as they kick start a journey to pick a 17th league title, taking them four clear of rivals AFC Leopards still stuck on 13 since 1998.last_img read more

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Ranking the 10 Premier League candidates’ European Golden Boy chances – Manchester United star a serious contender for the award?

first_img 10 The shortlist for the European Golden Boy award was announced earlier this month with 40 names from around the continent hoping to follow in Raheem Sterling’s footsteps.The 2015 winner of the annual prize will be in esteemed company too, with Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Paul Pogba all winners in the past.While the likes of Kingsley Coman (Bayern Munich), Ruben Neves (Porto) and Youri Tielemans (Anderlecht) are favourites to claim the award, the Premier League is well represented with ten nominees.Two English-based candidates, Adnan Januzaj and Jason Denayer, are currently plying their trade abroad on loan spells so are ineligible for our rankings.So which Premier League prodigy is best placed to actually win the accolade?talkSPORT ranks their chances… 10 6. Divock Origi (Liverpool) – Origi, like Iheanacho, has been cast in at the deep end more than he might have expected in his fledgling Liverpool career due to a host of high-profile injuries on Merseyside. While he has potential his performances so far suggest a raw talent that needs nurturing – something Jurgen Klopp can do. He will be hoping his exploits at the 2014 World Cup aren’t a bad omen – plenty of previous tournament stars have proven to be a flash in the pan (think El Hadji Djouf). 9. Adama Traore (Aston Villa) – Traore might have ranked slightly higher had injuries evaded him in his debut season in England, but the potential is evident. Barcelona may have let him leave for the Midlands in the summer but they were so insistent on a possible reunion that the Catalan club have first option to buy him back in the next few years. An ongoing contract wrangle, where he is reportedly set to become the Villa’s highest earner, has apparently unsettled the mercurial winger. 10 10 8. Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City) – Iheanacho has perhaps assumed more responsibility than he anticipated so far this season, with injuries to Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony creating a window of opportunity. It is an opening he has grasped with both hands, scoring three times (all against Crystal Palace) including a last-minute winner at Selhurst Park in the league in September. Manuel Pellegrini is a huge admirer, which bodes well for the Nigerian. 7. Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) – The first of four Englishmen in the list, Loftus-Cheek’s Chelsea career has been stop-start so far as he moves in and out of Jose Mourinho’s good books. From the Blues’ academy products, the midfielder has the best chance of making a lasting impression at Stamford Bridge and could take advantage given his team-mates’ struggles this campaign. 1. Anthony Martial (Manchester United) – £58m is a lot of money for anyone, particularly a teenager, but Martial has somehow made that (potential) eye-watering fee seem fairly reasonable in the space of just a few months. With United floundering in attack, Martial has looked electric in attack and from wide positions and appears to have the temperament to fulfill his sizeable potential. From the Premier League candidates, the Frenchman stands the best chance of clinching glory. 10 10. Nathan Ake (Chelsea – on loan at Watford). Find out the nine other Premier League players shortlisted for the European Golden Boy award, by clicking the arrow above – The full back has been an important cog in Watford’s solid start to the season, with their defensive record particularly impressive. His performances may prove a bright note for Chelsea fans who have witnessed some shambolic displays from their stars so far this term. 10 10 10 10 4. Dele Alli (Tottenham) – Few could have predicted the Tottenham midfielder’s meteoric rise from League One regular to England match-winner in the space of six months. Alli has the world at his feet and has become a crucial component of Mauricio Pochettino’s new look resolute Spurs team this term. Should be a regular fixture for England for the next decade. 5. Jordon Ibe (Liverpool) – Ibe has had a breakthrough 2015, particularly considering he started the year on loan at Championship side Derby County. His instant impact when recalled from that spell was endearing and, despite fading away towards the end of last season, he looks revitalised again under Jurgen Klopp. An out-and-out winger is a rare commodity these days and the young Englishman is a threat to any full back. 3. Luke Shaw (Manchester United) – Shaw may have ranked higher if his season, and perhaps Euro 2016 hopes, weren’t so cruelly cut short by that leg break in the Champions League in September. He’d been United’s and England’s best player up until the injury in Eindhoven and the 19-year-old will be hoping to pick up exactly where he left off again once he makes a full recovery. 2. Hector Bellerin (Arsenal) – Another youngster whose emergence few predicted, Bellerin is now one of the first names on the Arsenal team sheet. His electric pace and creativity going forward has seen him create more chances than any other Premier League defender, while his duel with the irrepressible Douglas Costa against Bayern Munich in the Champions League was compelling. 10last_img read more

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Bruins to get a taste of zone diet

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card The Mountaineers are holding opponents to 63.8 points, and forcing nearly 19 turnovers per game with their varied defenses, which includes a splash of man-to-man. “(Zone) is something you don’t see every day,” Howland said. “You’ve got to prepare for it, and attack it aggressively and take care of the ball because it’s different angles in a 1-3-1 zone. They’re basically forcing you to penetrate, and you have to be able to handle double teams and not turn the ball over, and make good decisions. Also, you have to make shots.” On the rebound Howland said he thought freshmen power forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute would be a strong rebounder, but even Howland admitted Mbah a Moute is rebounding even more than anticipated. “He’s got quickness to the ball, he’s relentless to the ball,” Howland said. “He plays hard, so he’s making the extra effort to get to the glass. He’s got very long arms and a quick reaction time. And he’s a great kid.” West Virginia center Kevin Pittsnogle is second on the team in 3-pointers made and the Mountaineers have five less 3-point attempts than two-point attempts. Defensively, West Virginia plays primarily zone, using either a 1-3-1 or 2-3 to suck in dribblers and then suffocate them with double teams. Yes, it’s a different style than No. 18 UCLA sees in the Pac-10, and when No. 12 West Virginia visits Pauley Pavilion today, it will be a contrast in styles between the leaders of the Big East and Pac-10. “I’m still astounded sitting here that half the shots they take are threes, and their best two leading scorers are shooting 50 percent from three,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “Those guys (Pittsnogle and Mike Gansey) are both NBA prospects, and NBA players.” center_img Mbah a Moute is third in the Pac-10 at 8.7 rebounds per game, and led UCLA in rebounding in 17 of 18 games. Fey factor Bruin center Michael Fey missed six of the last seven games, but only five were because of his ankle. Howland said Fey was able to play Wednesday against USC, but “I just elected not to play him.” Fey is available against the Mountaineers. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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NORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW 2015 PROMISES TO BE THE BEST EVER!

first_imgNORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW 2015: This year we welcome all our Visitors and Exhibitors to the sixth annual Northwest Garden Show, if you have been before or visiting for the first time we have something for everyone. New for this year is our new Garden “The Beer Garden” (with no beer) here we have teamed up with GB Landscapes Castlederg to design a garden that could so easily be your back garden, described as “A haven to relax and enjoy the sounds and sights of nature” full of colourful planted areas, seating, decking, and paved walkways and using the beautiful Donegal stone walls of the Whitehouse Garden.Sheep to Chic is new for 2015; here you can experience the skill and crafts of some of Ireland’s top Sheep shearers, wool-spinners and woolcrafters. All our exhibiting garden centres will be on hand to give advice and tips on how to make the most your outdoor space, no space too small or too large for our experts.Flower demonstrating is an art of its own so this year we have a treat for all flower lovers as you can watch Geraldine Gibbons create a fantastic garden with her live flower arranging demonstrations on Saturday, (this is not to be missed).Then on Sunday you will be treated to another masterclass of live flower arranging with the renowned John Paul, Florist/millinery DerryCooking and healthy living from our own gardens is what our LIVE COOKING THEATRE is about with RTE’s Brian Mc Dermot the no salt chef demonstrating how to cook healthy tasty food from our own gardens with no salt. This year Brian is joined by a host of TV and local chef’s.Recycling from garbage our Trash “N” Fashion theme sees the fantastic creations of wearable fashion garments made from waste materials by TY students from around the country go head to head on our fashion cat walk.New for 2015 is our Golf Simulator, test yourself on the world’s best golf courses, longest drive and nearest the pin competitions all weekend you might even bump into the “main man Michael” as Donegal captain Michael Murphy will join us on Saturday.We don’t forget the kids as we have the biggest bouncing castle in Ireland for them to enjoy or maybe just getting their face painted as mum and dad go and plan their garden, get their flowers, dinner, outfit or have a game of golf knowing the little gardeners are safe and sound in our fun zone.Entry €8 for adults, OAP and Students €5, kids go free. REMEMBER PARKING IS FREE AS IS OUR SHUTTLE BUSES AND MOBILITY SCOOTERSSo come along and have a great weekend with us at the Northwest Garden ShowNORTHWEST GARDEN SHOW 2015 PROMISES TO BE THE BEST EVER! was last modified: May 22nd, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more

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DONEGAL MOTORBIKE RACER RICHARD KERR ‘GEARING’ UP FOR 2016 BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgSPORT: After a baptism of fire in the British Moto3 Championship – Kilmacrennan’s Richard Kerr, is aiming to step up a level in 2016.For many years, the Japanese motorcycles have dominated the racing circles across the globe. However, in recent years, European bikes have toppled the Japanese in many classes.German BMW’s have won the IOM TT, MCAU, GP, – and in Grand Prix, the Austrian built KTMs have toppled the Hondas on many occasions.Kilmacrennan’s Richard Kerr has received a timely boost for his 2016 British Championship campaign, with his loyal sponsor, Bob Wylie supplying him with one of the latest ex works KTM machines!Wylie Racing will continue into the 2016 race season with both riders being remaining on board. Speaking at a Press Launch on Saturday, Team Owner Bob Wylie, a former competitor turned sponsor, will again run Kilmacrennans Richard Kerr and Antrims Christain Elkin in his blue and white liveried bikes in 2016.For Antrim’s Bob Wylie, a former joiner by trade, this is just another shining example of Bob’s interest in motorcycling.Bob has been involved in the sport for many years, sponsoring Steve Hazlett, when he won the Manx Grand Prix, and followed up with a podium at the IOM TT on his TT debut!For this season, Kerr will have the use of a very special machine, an ex Grand Prix machine in the form of a 2015 KTM RC250 MOTO3 as ridden by Jakub Kornfeil who finished 12th in the world championship, and scored a second place at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.The team have also joined forces with Red Line Racing, headed by Nick Carpenter, who masterminded Scott Deroue on his way to the 2015 British Championship victory.Carpenter also worked with Christain Elkin, when Elkin gave Carpenter his first Championship title riding for Team UK 1! Last year was a learning curve for the former Irish Moto3 champion, but with sheer determination, on a bike which was visibly down on speed, 15 year old schoolboy, Kerr rode with the skill of a champion, taking a personal best of third at Cadwell Park, and 9th at Knockhill.Richard feels that he has served his apprenticeship on the British Championship circuits, and feels, that with the right machinery and set up, he hopes to be able to make inroads on the top six riders and has set a personal goal of podium placings.Richard Kerr told Donegal Daily, “I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.“My aim is to be running at the front and hopefully get podium’s and maybe win some races! “It won’t be easy, but there is a lot of quick guys my age and older, all with the same frame of mind.“I need to be giving 100% all the time with myself and when I am riding the bike, I have been training hard over the winter, mountain biking, pit bike racing.“I’m grateful to Bob for believing in me, and continuing his much valued support and also all my sponsors as without their support – I would not be able to continue racing in the British Championship.“The new KTM will be a new challenge for me, I know what the bike is capable of, so if the bike is running how it should be, then it’s down to me, the rider.“I admit it will probably take a wee while to get used to riding this new machine, but I am hoping that I can  adapt to the Bob Wylie Racing KTM OK.“My main target is to win a race this season”Bob Wylie, Team Manager/Owner said,  “It’s great to have two riders who appreciate my support, Christain will continue to race the Triumph in all Irish championship short circuits and selected roads, and Richard, will have the use of an ex works KTM for the British Moto 3 Championship.“Richard is a quality rider, and I just want to give him the best equipment possible.“Richard has shown exceptional maturity for a rider of his age, and I believe he has the talent to go far.“That’s why I have got him this special machine.”Both riders will be in action at Bishopscourt and Kirkistown for the Easter weekend meetings.Kerr’s first outing in the British Championships, will be at Silverstone 8/10th April.DONEGAL MOTORBIKE RACER RICHARD KERR ‘GEARING’ UP FOR 2016 BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: January 20th, 2016 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:2016British ChampionshipMotorbike RacingnewsRichard KerrSportlast_img read more

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INTO PRESIDENT SAYS DONEGAL SCHOOLS ARE AT BREAKING POINT

first_imgThe President of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation has said Donegal’s schools have reached breaking point with 3,948 pupils in supersize classrooms of 30 or more.Many Donegal classrooms are overcrowdedBrendan O’Sullivan was visiting the county yesterday to attend meetings of the Raphoe/Convoy and Stranorlar INTO branches.He stressed that these numbers are plainly unacceptable. “Ireland has the second highest class sizes in Europe. The Minister for Education has presided over an increase in the number of pupils needed to retain teachers in 2, 3, and 4-teacher schools – increases that are ongoing as we speak and are in year two of a three year cycle of increases.“It is therefore not true to say that the Minister for Education has protected class size. It is a matter of choice for the Minister and the Government, they have made the choice to increase class sizes in small schools and an increase in the pupil teacher ratio for all schools is on the menu of cutbacks to primary education being considered in the upcoming Budget.“The choice being considered is to make savings on the backs of small children in primary schools.”The President went on to say there are other choices: the government could consider taking less than €3.1Bn out of the economy, use part of the promissory note to achieve savings and consider taxes on financial transactions. Brendan called on the Minister and the Government to protect primary education in the Budget and ensure that our primary school children will not be taught in even larger classes than presently after October 15th next. INTO PRESIDENT SAYS DONEGAL SCHOOLS ARE AT BREAKING POINT was last modified: October 8th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Brendan O’SullivandonegalINTOovercrowded classroomslast_img read more

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DONEGAL NURSE TO WALK 60 MILES FOR BREAST CANCER

first_imgA table quiz in An Grianan Hotel, Burt on Thursday 21st June is just one of a number of fund raising events being planned by Newtown-based Practice Nurse, Lorraine Porter, as she prepares for her 60-mile three-day walk in aid of breast cancer research later this year.The local Clinical Nurse Specialist who works at Newtowncunningham Health Centre, will complete the 60-mile walk in Philadelphia in October as part of Carmel’s Crew – a team put together by her sister-in-law Carmel Bradley (Porter) who is a breast cancer survivor.“When the Relay for Life event was taking place in Letterkenny recently I was really inspired by the number of my patients and their families who were out there doing something positive for cancer research so I was delighted to get the opportunity to join Carmel’s Crew,” Lorraine said. She explained that Carmel had taken part in the walk with her crew two years ago, shortly after undergoing treatment.“At the time we organised some fund raising events here to help Carmel’s Crew but going over and actually taking part in the walk will really make me feel like part of the team.”Lorraine explained that the Susan G Komen charity is one of the biggest global breast cancer charities in the world and has helped fund every major step in the battle against breast cancer over the past thirty years.“The fight against breast cancer is a global fight and this charity funds research that will hopefully find a cure. I’m delighted to be taking part with the hope that the money I raise here will be of some help towards ultimately finding that cure. The reaction I have received already has been amazing and I’m really looking forward to the walk now,” she added. Lorraine who recently completed the Flora Mini Marathon in Dublin as part of her preparation for the walk says planning the fund raising events will go hand in hand with her training schedule over the next number of weeks.“I have paid for my own flight and because I’ll be staying with family members I won’t have accommodation costs so everything raised will go directly towards breast cancer research, it’s just a matter of getting as much as possible raised now,” she added.As well as the quiz night in An Grianan, Lorraine’s parents are hosting a coffee afternoon in their home at Magheracloy, St Johnston on Saturday 30th June, while she’s also planning a music session in August.“I was thrilled to hear that a quiz has been organised for June 21st by the people of Newtown and Burt and I hope as many teams as possible will come along now on the night. There will be a few more events over the weeks ahead as well and I’m really hoping to raise as much as possible for this worthy cause.” Lorraine concluded.   DONEGAL NURSE TO WALK 60 MILES FOR BREAST CANCER was last modified: June 14th, 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:LORRAINE PORTERNURSEWALK FOR CANCERlast_img read more

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SNOW WARNING FOR DONEGAL AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET

first_imgsnow is forecast for the North West tomorrowAFTER the storms of the past few weeks, forecasters say snow is now on the way to Donegal with Met Eireann issuing an ORANGE snow alert for the county.Accumulations of snow are expected across most of the county on Tuesday as cold air from the north and west descends over the country from late tonight – with up to 6cm of snow expected.The worst affected areas will be in the south west of Donegal. The map – released by Irish Weather Online – shows snow falls expected in pink.“A band of heavy rain ( warm front ) will pass through the country tonight . Behind that , a pocket of cold air will filter in from the west, cold enough for more wintry spells tomorrow,” said the forecaster.“Hail and sleet will be possible anywhere while some snow may accumulate for time in midlands and north. High ground elsewhere should see showers fall as snow too.”Sky News and BBC Northern Ireland are also reporting that snow will hit us tomorrow. Here’s Met Eireann’s warningSTATUS ORANGESnow-ice Warning for DonegalCold wintry weather expected.Some falls of snow possibly early tonight before turning to rain, but likely to persist as snow on ground above 500ft. Rain clearing during the night, with wintry showers of sleet and snow moving into the area overnight. Cold and raw tomorrow with occasional heavy showers of hail, sleet and snow. Accumulations of 3 to 6 cm.Issued:Monday 10 February 2014 13:00Valid:Monday 10 February 2014 21:00 to Tuesday 11 February 2014 18:00 SNOW WARNING FOR DONEGAL AS TEMPERATURES PLUMMET was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:bbc nidonegalforecastsky newssnowlast_img read more

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SADNESS AS CARRICK SEARCH ENDS FOR ANOTHER DAY WITH NO SIGN OF DAVID

first_imgCOAST Guard units, helicopter and DMRT volunteers as well as very many local people have ended another day searching for missing Carrick man David Maguire.Search areas today stretched from Maghera Beach in Ardara right around the coast to Roshine Port in Killybegs as well as areas of the town.“Thanks again to everyone who has joined the search, and a special thanks to the ladies who supplied everyone with food yet again,” said a Killybegs Coast Guard spokesman. The search resumes in the morning at 9.30 from the Community Centre.SADNESS AS CARRICK SEARCH ENDS FOR ANOTHER DAY WITH NO SIGN OF DAVID was last modified: January 6th, 2015 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:CarrickDavid Maguiremissingsearchlast_img read more

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