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Cops for Cancer Tour de North returning for another year

first_imgThe Canadian Cancer Society’s Cops for Cancer Tour de North team is training for an 850 kilometre long bike ride from Dawson Creek to Williams Lake, taking place from September 15 – 21. The origins of the event date back to 1994 in Edmonton, and Cops for Cancer events in B.C. are currently in their 17th year.Nineteen riders will make up this year’s Tour de North team with two members being from Dawson Creek, and another from Tumbler Ridge.Cops for Cancer originated with an Edmonton officer back in 1994, when he got wind of a child who had gone through chemotherapy and was being teased at school for the loss of his hair. The officer and a couple friends than decided to shave their heads, make an appearance at the school, and declare it as the ‘in’ style.- Advertisement -After starting the tour in Dawson Creek riders will be making their way to Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Chetwynd, Powder King Mountain Resort, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, and Williams Lake. As stops are made in each community those on the tour will be participating in various fundraising events and speaking engagements.The fundraising goal for this year is $2.4 million.last_img read more

Top 10 memorable player-managers, including Dalglish, Gullit, Romario and Gazza

first_imgThis week has witnessed the appointment of one very famous player-manager in the form of former Arsenal, Real Madrid, Chelsea star Nicolas Anelka.Anelka has been announced as part of the Mumbai City FC squad for the second Indian Super League, where he will take on the dual duties of marquee player and manager.The Frenchman, now 36 years old, is the latest big name to be lured to India’s top flight to take on a demanding challenge.Former World Cup winner Marco Materazzi and ex-England international goalkeeper David James also took on dual roles last season with Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters, respectively.The appointment of player-managers is a rare occurrence. Aside from Chelsea’s habit of putting players in charge during the ’90s, senior players are usually only handed the top job in a period of transition.With that in mind talkSPORT takes a look at some of the more memorable instances where both suits and boots have been required.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see some of the most memorable player-managers and let us know your favourite player-manager of all-time… 9. Attilio Lombardo – Crystal Palace, 1998 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Lombardo joined Crystal Palace in 1997 from Juventus and was made player-manager in 1998 after Steve Coppell took the role of director of football. Palace were relegated at the end of the season, although Lombardo initially stayed on under new manager Terry Venables. He eventually returned to Italy in 1999 with Lazio but found himself back in England in 2010 as Roberto Mancini’s assistant at Manchester City. 10 10 6. John Toshack – Swansea City, 1978-84 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – After persistent fitness problems brought an end to his career at Liverpool, Toshack dropped down to the Fourth Division to take charge of Swansea and become the youngest manager in the league at 28 years old. Toshack hit the ground running with two successive promotions – the second of which was clinched courtesy of a goal from the boss himself – and then after a season of consolidation took Swansea into the top flight for the first time in their history in 1981. Swansea lasted two seasons before suffering relegation and Toshack departed for a role at Sporting Lisbon. 3. Glenn Hoddle – Swindon, 1991-1993, Chelsea, 1993-1995 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Few men can claim to have enjoyed back-to-back spells as player-manager at two different clubs, but then again Hoddle always has been somewhat unique. Appointed at Swindon in 1991, the former Spurs and England star took them up into the Premier League in two seasons and even scored in the 4-3 play-off final victory over Leicester City in 1993. Chelsea came calling in the aftermath of promotion and Hoddle steered the Blues to the FA Cup final in his first season, only to lose 4-0 to Manchester United. The next year witnessed a Cup Winners’ Cup semi-final but he stopped playing in 1995 and took the England manager’s job following Terry Venables’ departure after Euro ’96. 8. Romario – Vasco da Game 2007 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Brazilian striker Romario was a surprise appointment when he was named temporary manager of Vasco da Gama in October 2007. But he lasted only a couple of months and stepped down from his management role to return to the playing staff in February 2008. He announced his retirement from playing and coaching shortly after, only to do a U-turn and resume his playing career in 2009. 7. Gordan Strachan – Coventry City, 1996-2001 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Strachan arrived at Coventry from Leeds United in 1995 as a player-coach under manager Ron Atkinson. But after Atkinson took the job of director of football in 1996, Strachan took charge. The Scottish midfielder ended his playing career in 1997 but remained in charge until 2001, shortly after Coventry were relegated from the Premier League. He has since managed Southampton, Celtic and Middlesbrough. He is now in charge of Scotland’s national side. 2. Graeme Souness – Rangers, 1986-91 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – The Glasgow side brought Souness back to Britain following a two-year spell with Sampdoria and the Scotland international set about revolutionising football north of the border with some high-profile signings such as Terry Butcher and Trevor Steven. He won the Scottish League title three times in 1987, 1989 and 1990 as well as the League Cup in 1987, 1988, 1989 and 1991. He left to succeed Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool in 1991, ending his playing career after taking the job at Anfield. 10 10 10 5. Ruud Gullit – Chelsea 1996-98 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – The great Dutchman was the natural choice to replace Glenn Hoddle as he commanded great respect at Stamford Bridge thanks to his illustrious achievements in the game. He guided Chelsea to FA Cup success in 1997, their first trophy for 26 years, becoming the first foreign coach to win one of England’s major trophies. He left in 1998 after a dispute with chairman Ken Bates. 10 10 4. Gianluca Vialli – Chelsea 1996-1999 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – When Ruud Gullit left in 1998, the Blues continued their habit of handing senior players the top job by appointing Vialli, the player who had moved to London on a free transfer from Juventus in May 1996. The Italian led Chelsea to success in the 1998 League Cup and Cup Winners’ Cup as well as the FA Cup in 2000. However, he was sacked shortly after the start of the 2000/01 season. 10. Paul Gascoigne – Boston United, 2004 – Click the arrow, right, to see more memorable player-managers – Gazza lasted just over two months as player-manager of Boston and made only four appearances for the club in that time. He left the League Two side in October and in the same month also announced he wanted to change his name to ‘G8’. It was an inauspicious way for one of England’s modern greats to wind down his eventful career. 10 1. Kenny Dalglish – Liverpool, 1985-1987 – King Kenny was already one of the greatest players to don the Liverpool shirt having dazzled after arriving at the club as a replacement for Kevin Keegan in 1977, but in 1985 his hero-status took on a new dimension when he accepted the challenge of managing the club following the disaster at Heysel. In his first full season in charge he won the league and FA Cup double, even underlining his status as a key player by scoring the goal to win the title against Chelsea and Stamford Bridge. He remained in charge after hanging up his boots in 1987 and led Liverpool to league titles in 1988 and 1990 as well as the 1989 FA Cup. He announced his shock resignation in 1991 but returned as manager of Liverpool between 2011 and 2012. 10 10last_img read more

EMERGENCY SERVICES RUSH TO SCENE OF BLAZING BUS

first_imgThe scene of the bus blaze.BREAKING NEWS: Gardai and the fire services have rushed to the scene of an incident in which a bus caught fire in Letterkenny.The bus which caught fire in Glencar, Letterkenny this morning.The bus, which was located in the Glencar area, was completely destroyed in the blaze which happened just before 9.45am.It is not known how the blaze started but it is not understood that anyone was hurt. Donegal Daily understands the bus was only purchased this week and this was its first run out.Two tenders of the fire service rushed to the scene just before 10am and brought the blaze under control.Traffic in the area was being turned back from the blaze which sent a huge plume of smoke into the skyline.One local man said “I’m not sure what happened or if anyone was hurt. I was just driving into my house and I saw this big blaze in the middle of the road. “It was only then that I realised it was a bus on fire. I’m not sure if it was a school bus or not.“I hope nobody was hurt. The fire brigade were arriving so I pulled away to allow them to do their job.”The remains of the bus after the fire was put out. EMERGENCY SERVICES RUSH TO SCENE OF BLAZING BUS was last modified: September 4th, 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:donegalfireglencarLETETRKENNYlast_img read more

TEACHER SUPPORT HOURS BUT BE MADE FOR ALL DOWN’S SYNDROME CHILDREN – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil’s spokesperson on Education & Skills Charlie McConalogue has called on the Department of Education to put proper resource teaching hours in place for all children with Down’s syndrome returning to school this September.Charlie McConalogueHe raised the issue in the Dáil during Education Questions this week.Deputy McConalogue, “Many children with Down’s Syndrome are not entitled to dedicated resource hours because they are assessed as having a mild intellectual disability and these resource teaching hours are only allocated to children determined to have a moderate or severe learning disability. “However, in June, Mr. Justice Nicholas Kearns directed that more than four hours of dedicated resource teaching time be provided to two Down’s syndrome children diagnosed as having a mild intellectual disability after their parents took a High court case on their behalf.”He added it is completely unacceptable that resource teaching hours would now be dependent on whether a family has the financial means to take a court case to decide if a child gets appropriate resource hours.“The Minister needs to outline the situation facing children with Down’s syndrome who are starting or returning to school this September and I’m urging him to extend resource teaching hours to all children with the condition.“I understand that a review of the process for allocating teaching support hours is underway, but there is no certainty as to when changes recommended in the review will be implemented. “This Government has a record of sitting on reports, and it is unfair on parents and children to be forced to wait for an indefinite time to find out whether they will be allocated sufficient resource teaching hours. The Minister needs to act now to ensure that all students with Down’s syndrome are allocated appropriate hours before the school year begins.”TEACHER SUPPORT HOURS BUT BE MADE FOR ALL DOWN’S SYNDROME CHILDREN – McCONALOGUE was last modified: July 10th, 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:Charlie McConaloguedonegalDown’s Syndromelast_img read more

GALLAGHER AND HARKIN WINS LEO MOLLOY DARTS TOURNAMENT

first_imgLiam Gallagher wins Leo Molloy Darts Singles Some of the top players from the North West gathered in Kilcar for the fifteenth annual Leo Molloy Memorial Darts tournament held jointly in Kilcar House and John Joe’s.More than 70 players between the men’s and ladies’ tournaments took part with top class action from the off. And in a change from other years all boards started on time and everything ran smoothly as almost all players were at their designated boards when called.In the end it was young Liam Gallagher from Galway who added the Leo to the Pat Rawdon Cup he won in Killybegs in March.He joins a list of well-known players like Brendan Dolan, Martin McCloskey and Sean McGowan who have won this event, while Geraldine Harkin won the Ladies Tournament that made it’s long awaited return beating Sharon Cunningham 4-1 in the final.In the men’s final Liam beat Sligo’s Antony Mularkey 6-1 while John Porter and Paddy Boyce from Donegal were beaten semi-finalists, Andrew Gillespie was the SWDDL player who did the best getting to the quarter finals while Declan Cunningham from the Donegal League also got to the quarters. Thanks to both venues for hosting the event and special mention to John Joe’s who had a lot of work to do to get the lounge ready following storm damage earlier in the year, thanks to all who sponsored prizes and who helped to mark and check matches and to all the players for making this a great success and a fitting tribute to Leo Molloy and we hope to build on this next year and so on.FinalLiam Gallagher 6 Anthony Mularkey 1Semi FinalsLiam Gallagher 5 John Porter 1 Anthony Mularkey 5 Paddy Boyce 4Quarter FinalsLiam Gallagher 4 Andrew Gillespie 2John Porter 4 John Murray 2 Anthony Mularkey 4 Amir Quaimbao 1Paddy Boyce 4 Declan Cunningham 3Third RoundLiam Gallagher 4 Campbell Jackson 2Andrew Gillespie 4 Gerry McBrearty 0John Porter 4 Charlie Grant 2John Murray 4 John McHugh 1Anthony Mularkey 4 Clive Aitken 2Amir Quaimbao 4 Joe Gallagher 2Paddy Boyce 4 Andrew Barron 1Declan Cunningham 4 Joe Shovlin 2Full list of results on donegaldarts.comGALLAGHER AND HARKIN WINS LEO MOLLOY DARTS TOURNAMENT was last modified: June 19th, 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:kilcarLeo Molloy dartsTournamentlast_img read more

Messiless Barcelona host Madrid in first ‘Classico’ of the season

first_imgReal Valladolid vs EspanyolEstadio Municipal José Zorrilla, Valladolid  Friday, 26-10-2018 @10:00pm (Super Sport 7)Real Valladolid have taken 12 points from their last four games. The hosts have also kept three successive clean sheets. For Espanyol, they have a chance to temporarily go top of La Liga with three points on Friday evening after an impressive start to the season that has seen them sit two points behind leaders Barcelona after nine games.Kiko Olivas has a minor ankle injury for the hosts. After four consecutive wins, Sergio isn’t expected to tinker with his side at all. Antonito should hold his place out wide on the right after scoring against Real Betis.For Espanyol, Sergi Darder should be fit to start in central midfield after illness. Hernan Perez is expected to retain his place on the right wing ahead of Leo Baptistao. Borja Iglesias will lead the line once more after two goals last time out.Girona vs Rayo VallecanoEstadi Municipal de Montilivi, GironaSaturday, 27-10-2018 @02:00pm Alex Granell is still an injury doubt for the hosts, but should win the race to be fit for the weekend for Girona. Pere Pons is likely to partner Douglas Luiz in central midfield if that isn’t the case. Cristhian Stuani will start up top once again after Eusebio’s decision to rotate slightly last weekend.On Rayo’s side, Oscar Trejo is back from suspension for the away side and should slot straight back into midfield. Alex Galvez is expected to partner Jordi Amat at centre-back for Rayo once more. Adri Embarba and Gael Kakuta are expected to get the nod either side of Raul De Tomas.Girona are winless in their last four La Liga games. The hosts have suffered consecutive defeats at home recently to Betis and Eiber. For Rayo, they are also winless in their last five.Rayo Vallecano have won their last 4 matches against Girona in all competitions.Bilbao vs ValenciaEstadio San Mames, BilbaoSaturday, 27-10-2018 @05:15pm (Super Sport 7)Bilbao have won only one game so far this season and pressure has started mounting on manager Eduardo Berrizo. They had a mid-week game as well as Valencia who had to contend in the Champions League. Mercelino’s men are struggling in front of goal, managing only 8 in their first nine La Liga games.Athletic will likely name their strongest side this weekend after failing to pick up a midweek win against Rayo. Yeray should return to the heart of the defence at the expense of Peru Nolaskoain. Aritz Aduriz is expected to lead the line, with Inaki Williams deployed out on the left wing.Goncalo Guedes is expected to be back fit to start after missing out for several weeks. Rodrigo Moreno and Kevin Gameiro should lead the line for Marcelino, but Michy Batshuayi is also in contention. Daniel Wass is expected to get the nod ahead of Carlos Soler on the right wing again.Valencia have drawn 6 of their last 7 matches (La Liga).  Athletic Bilbao are undefeated in their last 7 home matches against Valencia in all competitions.Celta Vigo vs EiberAbanca-Balaídos, Vigo Saturday, 27-10-2018 @07:30pm (Super Sport 7)Celta go into Saturday’s game winless in their last five La Liga games. Pressure is also building on their manager to grind out some good results as soon as possible. Eiber on the other hand have taken an impressive four from their last available six points.Celta have Maxi Gomez out until the start of November with a sprained ankle, so Dennis Eckert should continue up top. Antonio Mohamed is expected to switch to a back three once more, with Nestor Araujo back from suspension. Sofiane Boufal should retain his place in the front three ahead of Pione Sisto.Marko Dmitrovic is still an injury doubt, but should replace Asier Riesgo in goal for the visitors. Jose Mendilibar is otherwise expected to go with the same side that drew with Athletic last weekend. Pablo De Blasis and Fabian Orellana should provide the main threat from wide areas.Celta Vigo have won their last 4 matches against Eibar in all competitions.Levante vs LeganesEstadio Ciudad de Valencia, ValenciaSaturday, 27-10-2018 @07:30pmLevante are in brilliant form going into the home games with Leganes. They have won their last three games which has seen them match up the table. For Leganes, have been impressive on the road but terrible on the road, picking only a single point from their first four games.Borja Mayoral is available for Levante once more after sitting out against his parent club, but isn’t expected to start. Paco Lopez should maintain the same style, system and personnel that have taken his side to three consecutive wins. Roger and Morales should lead the line on the counter attack once again.Unai Bustinza is back fully fit and should be preferred at centre-back to Kenneth Omeruo. Gerard Gumbau and Mikel Vesga should give Ruben Perez support in midfield once more. Oscar Rodriguez should be deployed on the left wing, with Guido Carrillo leading the line.Levante are undefeated in their last 6 matches against Leganes in all competitions.Atletico Madrid vs Real SociedadEstadio Wanda Metropolitano (Madrid)  Saturday, 27-10-2018 @09:45pm (Super Sport 7)Atletico will be looking for a quick reaction after their shock 4-0 loss at Dortmond in the Champions League mid-week. However, their confidence must be low after keeping only a single clean sheet in their last four games. They come up against a Sociedad side that has won all of their last two games away from home.Juanfran is suspended for the hosts after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against Villarreal. Santiago Arias will be handed the chance to impress at right-back for Atleti. Jose Gimenez is still struggling with a minor hamstring problem, so Lucas Hernandez should continue at centre-back.For Sociedad, Theo Hernandez is back from a ban and should return at left-back for the away side. Sandro is expected to get another chance out wide, with Willian Jose returning to the starting lineup up top. Ruben Pardo should play a creative midfield role in the continued absence of Mikel Merino.Atletico are undefeated in 24 of their last 25 home matches (La Liga).Getafe vs Real BetisColiseum Alfonso Pérez (Getafe)  Sunday, 28-10-2018 @02:00pm Getafe have lost just once in their last four league fixtures but have won only a single game at home all season. Betis have suffered back to back 1-0 defeats going into Sunday’s game and will be looking to make the turn as soon as possible.Francisco Portillo is serving his second game of suspension for the home side, after seeing a straight red card against Levante recently. Dimitri Foulquier should start on the right-hand side of midfield once again, after finding the back of the net in a good performance against Rayo Vallecano. Djene and Leandro Cabrera are both expected to get the nod at centre-back, after the former managed to get a booking rescinded after of his side’s win last weekend.Andres Guardado is back in training after a recent hamstring injury, but is unlikely to be rushed back into action this weekend for the visitors. Giovani Lo Celso is expected to retain his place in the middle of the park after a brilliant midweek performance in the Europa League against AC Milan. Tony Sanabria and Sergio Leon started in Italy on Thursday night, so Loren is expected to lead the line for the away side due to rotation.Real Betis have failed to score in 5 of their last 7 away matches (La Liga).Barcelona vs Real MadridEstadio Camp Nou, BarcelonaSunday, 28-10-2018 @06:15pm Barca are unbeaten in their last five games heading into the much anticipated Classico. Despite winning 2-0 in mid-week against Inter Milan without Lionel Messi, they are expected to operate below 100% at home to their perennial enemy on Sunday. For Real, they got back to winning ways with a 2-1 win over CSKA Months following close to a month without any sort of victory.Lionel Messi is out for the next five games for Barcelona after fracturing his arm against Sevilla in recent LaLiga action. Rafinha was surprisingly selected to start ahead of Ousmane Dembele and Malcom in Barcelona’s midweek win over Inter and vindicated his selection by scoring. He could retain his place in attack here. Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet are the only available senior centre-backs at Barcelona’s disposal and will continue, while Arthur is over a minor calf complaint.Marcelo should be fit to start at left-back after suffering an injury scare against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League in midweek. Nacho is expected to feature at right-back in the absence of Dani Carvajal, as the former provides a more solid defensive skill set than Alvaro Odrizola. Marco Asensio is expected to be named on the bench, as Isco gets the chance to threaten from the left-hand side of the attack. Vinícius Júnior is suspended for the away side after getting sent off in a recent Real Madrid Castilla match.Barcelona have lost only one league game at home to Real Madrid since 2012.Deportivo Alaves vs VillarealEstadio de Mendizorroza (Vitoria-Gasteiz)  Sunday, 28-10-2018 @08:30pmAlaves go into the game in good form having lost only one of their last five outings. Recent victories over Celta and Real shoul spur them on against a Villareal side that has won only one of its last five league games.Guillermo Maripan is expected to feature at centre-back for the home side, with Ximo Navarro instead preferred to Martin at right-back. Abelardo is expected to go with a three-man midfield of Mubarak Wakaso, Tomas Pina and Darko Brasanac, in an attempt to stifle Villarreal’s most dangerous area of the field. Jony and Ibai Gomez will look to continue their excellent form from out in the wide areas in support of Jonathan Calleri.For the visitors, Victor Ruiz is still sidelined for the away side due to an injury problem, which should see Ramiro Funes Mori continue at centre-back. Santi Caseres could start at the base of midfield alongside Manu Trigueros after making his injury comeback in LaLiga against Atletico Madrid. Javi Calleja’s side managing to beat Rapid Vienna by a 5-0 scoreline in the Europa League on Thursday, which should give his players a much-needed boost.Deportivo Alaves are undefeated in their last 5 home matchesSevilla vs HuescaEstadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán (Sevilla)  Sunday, 28-10-2018 @10:45pmSevilla go into the game having won all of their last four home games in all competitions. However, they lost 4-2 at the Camp Nou last weekend and will be hoping they can bounce back immediately. For Husca, they should be worried going up against Sevilla as they are winless in their last eight league games.Pablo Machin has no fresh injury concerns to worry ahead of Sevilla’s encounter with SD Huesca. No changes are expected from the side that lost to Barcelona last weekend, despite defeat. Gabriel Mercado made the matchday squad in Sevilla’s midweek Europa League action and will be integrated back into the first-team gradually. Sergio Escudero will also return over the coming weeks.Damian Musto misses out for the away side due to suspension after picking up his fifth booking of the season last time out. Juan Aguilera is expected to come in at the base of midfield, as Gonzalo Melero is still struggling with a minor injury problem. Samuele Longo is expected to lead the line despite his goalscoring drought, while Alex Gallar, Chimy Avila and Cucho Hernandez try and offer some dynamism in and around the Italian forward.Sevilla have scored at least 2 goals in their last 5 matchesComments Tags: La Ligatoplast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Monday, August 21. Michael MCLAUGHLINThe death has occurred of Michael McLaughlin, Bunn, Culkeeney, Malin, Donegal. Removal from the Eternal Light Chapel of Rest, Mountain Top, Letterkenny today, Monday, 21st August, at 4pm to his late residence. Removal on Wednesday, August 23rd, at 10.15am to St. Patrick’s Church, Aughaclay, Malin for Requiem Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am and family only on the morning of the funeral. Nora MONAGHANThe death has occurred of Nora Monaghan, Drimkeelan, Mountcharles, Donegal, suddenly, at Letterkenny University Hospital.Reposing at her sister, Mary Monaghan’s residence, Lower Main Street, Mountcharles, today, Sunday, until 10pm. Removal tomorrow, Monday, to The Church of the Sacred Heart, Mountcharles, for funeral Mass at 11am, followed by burial in the adjoining churchyard. Family flowers only, please.  Mary MC CREADYThe death has occurred of Mary Mc Cready, Glasgow and Renny, Lettermacaward, Donegal, in Glasgow.Remains arriving home to Renny this evening, Sunday, at 6.30pm approximately, with rosary tonight and tomorrow night, Monday, at 9pm. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am in St. Brigid’s Church, Lettermacaward, followed by burial in the new cemetery. House private from 11pm to 10am and on Tuesday morning, please.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: August 21st, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more

As Giants wait on Bryce Harper, Farhan Zaidi wants to avoid ‘reality show’

first_imgSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–Another day, another new player.So it goes in Giants camp, where new president of baseball Farhan Zaidi is working diligently to add quality depth while maintaining optimal roster flexibility.Thus far, none of the new players the Giants have acquired are 26-year-old superstar free agents. But a few are expected to help the club improve immediately, including Friday’s signee, switch-hitting infielder Yangervis Solarte.“To have not just a switch-hitter, but a guy who has …last_img

Giants’ Donovan Solano makes most of opportunity

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — The Giants are so hot coming off a 40-run outburst during a four-game road winning streak they benched a hitter with a 10-game hitting streak Friday night.Donovan Solano, who stepped in at shortstop while Brandon Crawford recovered from a hamstring strain, hit .375 on the just concluded road trip and his 14-for-39 in his last 10 games — with at least one hit in each.With Crawford back in the lineup, Solano was back in his familiar utility role, backing up at both short and …last_img

South Africa welcomes Nigeria’s economic growth

first_img8 April 2014 South Africa has welcomed the announcement that Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is now the continent’s biggest economy, following a rebasing of the West African country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The World Bank, International Monetary Fund and African Development Bank have endorsed Nigeria’s rebased 2013 GDP figure of approximately US$509.9-billion. The figure, released by Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics on Sunday, makes South Africa the second-largest economy in Africa, with a 2013 rebased figure of US$370-billion. It also makes Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, the 26th largest economy in the world. South Africa’s National Treasury welcomed the announcement, saying it resonated with the country’s consistent call for more African economies to grow to their full potential, and gave “concrete expression to the fact that Africa is indeed rising”. “South Africa has been and will continue to benefit from faster economic growth in the rest of the continent,” the Treasury said in a statement on Monday, adding that the South African government and private sector “continue to play no small a part in the growth and development of the continent. “In Nigeria’s case, the wholesale and retail and the telecommunications sectors, the two largest components of the services sector, have big participation by South African firms who have played a big role in the growth and development of the two sectors. “This is a positive story of African countries contributing to re-shaping each other’s economies through increased investment.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more