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STETHS, Edwin Allen impress

first_imgSt Elizabeth Technical High’s (STETHS) boys and the girls from defending inter-secondary champions Edwin Allen High were the outstanding performers at yesterday’s Central Hurdles and Relay meet at G.C. Foster College yesterday. World Youth representative Jauavney James stood out for the school from Santa Cruz as twice he anchored his team to victories in the 4×400 and 4×800 metres and also ran on well for a victory in the boys’ open 400 metres hurdles. James showed his class early in the morning as he came from second spot on the final exchange of the 4x800m to pilot his team to a win in 7:46.26. He then returned 50 minutes later to beat his rivals in the 400m hurdles in 53.53 seconds and closed off with another fine leg to anchor his team to victory in the 4x400m in 3:14.69. Edwin Allen girls showed that they will be hard to be dethrone at this year’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. The Michael Dyke-coached team produced several good all-round performances. Edwin Allen won the Class Four 4x100m in a record 48.51, the Class Three sprint relay in 46.78, the 4x800m in 9:01.69, and closed the day with a big win in the 4x400m in 3:45.41. Shannon Kallawan was impressive in winning the girls open 400m hurdles in 59.24 seconds ahead of Vere Technical’s Sanique Walker in 59.72 with Holmwood Technical’s Nicolee Foster taking third in 59.74. The evergreen Kim Collins of St Kitts warmed up for the World Indoor Championships, winning the men’s 60m in 6.53 seconds, getting the better of G.C. Foster College’s Oshane Bailey, 6.65. Third went to University of Technology’s (UTech) Kwesi McFarlane, who clocked 6.77. Gayon Evans of G.C. Foster College took the women’s 60m in 7.19 seconds as teammate Audra Segree was second in 7.23, with third going to Shimarya Williams of UTech in 7.34. 400m HURDLESlast_img read more

Cousins’ 44 points, 24 rebounds, 10 assists lift Pelicans over Bulls

first_imgHoliday’s first two free throws looked perfect. His last, for the win, rattled out.“It wasn’t meant to happen,” Holiday said. “I had the opportunity. I don’t miss free throws. Obviously after the game we can talk about things we did wrong, but when we get an opportunity like that, that’s what is on my mind right now.”After Holiday had swished the second free throw, Davis recalled, “I looked at DeMarcus and we both just shook our head with sad faces, like, ‘We had this one.’“And then he missed, and it was, ‘All right. Let’s go get it.’”Jerian Grant had 22 points and 13 assists, and Robin Lopez also scored 22 for the Bulls, who appeared well on their way to their fifth victory in six games when they opened the fourth quarter with a 23-5 run to take their largest lead at 104-86.“A lot of good things and obviously we had a chance to win it at the end,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “A lot of things we can learn as well and grow from.”TIP-INSBulls: Lauri Markkanen had 14 points and 17 rebounds. Zach LaVine had 19 points, Holiday 15 and Nikola Mirotic 14. … Came in having made at least 10 3s in 10 straight games and in 32 games total this season, but went 8 of 31 from deep in New Orleans. … Chicago shot 48.9 percent (45 of 92) overall.Pelicans: E’Twaun Moore scored 15 points, including a 3 in the second overtime to help the Pelicans win for the fifth time in six games. …. Often guarded by his brother, Jrue Holiday had one of his lowest recent scoring totals, with 12 points, after averaging 25.6 points in his previous five games. … Miller scored 10 points. … Won despite shooting only 41.6 percent (47 of 113).STUNNING FINISHChicago still led by 17 when Bobby Portis hit a pair of free throws with 5:06 left in the fourth quarter, but New Orleans tied it at 110 on Jrue Holiday’s 3 with 46 seconds left. Davis gave New Orleans its first lead of the fourth quarter with an alley-oop dunk of Jrue Holiday’s lob. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “My strength coach had the nerve to ask me, do I want to lift after this game? I almost lost it. If I had some energy, we would have fought,” Cousins said. “I’m just glad it’s over. Seriously. I think (the Bulls) feel the same way, too.”In between several moments of brilliance in the second overtime, Cousins’ body language suggested he could barely stand. His feet hardly left the floor on a 3-pointer that rolled around the rim and in. He also managed to hit a turnaround jumper and calmly made two free throws to ice the game with eight seconds left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDavis, who fouled out in the first overtime, called Cousins’ performance “legendary,” adding that his fellow big man — more than anyone — earned the day off from practice the Pelicans were given on Tuesday.When the game was finally over, an excited Davis jumped on Cousins and wrapped his arms around his neck. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian Open LATEST STORIES New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) goes to the basket against Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez in the second half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The Pelicans won in double overtime, 132-128. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins considered the most impressive statistical night of his career and only half-jokingly asserted that he was most proud of the stamina he needed to log a career high of more than 51 minutes on the court.Cousins had 44 points, 24 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 34, and the All-Star pair led a 17-point New Orleans comeback in the final five minutes of regulation before the Pelicans pulled out a 132-128 victory over the Chicago Bulls in double overtime Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT “He played his heart out,” Davis said.Cousins became the first NBA player since Hall of Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1972 to have as many as 40 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Few others have done it.Cousins’ assists included alley-oop lobs to Davis and a couple of long passes to him for breakaway baskets.“You dream about moments like that as a kid — a game coming down to the line and just making big plays down the stretch,” Cousins said. “I think we just willed our way through this game.”And yet Cousins’ heroics nearly never happened. Even after the Pelicans’ stunning 23-4 run in the last five minutes of regulation gave them a 114-112 lead on Davis’ free throws with 3.2 seconds left, Chicago’s Justin Holiday was fouled by Darius Miller attempting a 3-pointer in the final second of the period.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Markkanen tied it with a driving layup before Davis and Justin Holiday each hit two free throws in the final seconds.New Orleans had a chance to win at the end of the first overtime, but Ian Clark’s 3-point attempt was short and Jrue Holiday’s rushed putback also rattled out.UP NEXTBulls: Visit the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.Pelicans: Visit the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday._Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentslast_img read more

‘Time to move forward’: Ricci Rivero leaves La Salle

first_img2 own goals help Barcelona beat Roma in Champions League quarters Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil La Salle clarified that though the three were suspended, they were still enrolled in Taft.The 20-year-old also broke his silence on rumors regarding his alleged drug use and involvement in gay benefactors, issuing a lengthy statement last month.Though Rivero did not disclose where he will go to next, talks of him joining former coach Aldin Ayo in UST is gaining steam, though there are still a handful of schools trying to secure his services.If he indeed makes a transfer to another UAAP school, the earliest he can return to the court is on UAAP Season 82 in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In a short post on his Twitter account, the high-flying swingman announced his decision to leave the Green Archers on Thursday.“All good things come to an end. Thank You to the La Sallian community for the support you’ve given me. The Animo spirit will always be with me. Its now time to move forward,” he wrote.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis ends Rivero’s two-year stin in La Salle, where he emerged as a solid star in his sophomore season after averaging 14.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.7 steals this past UAAP Season 80.However, he was cut from the team early this year alongside brother Prince Rivero and Brent Paraiso following a new school guideline regarding endorsement deals. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball04:26Deaf personalities everyone should know02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery After a whirlwind start to the year, Ricci Rivero has ended the drama and finally bid La Salle goodbye.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READlast_img read more

House Approves US$563.6M 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget

first_imgLawmakers voting in favor of the passage of the budgetThe House of Representatives on Tuesday, July 18, unanimously approved the amount of US$563,563,423 for the 2017/2018 Fiscal Budget.The Executive Branch earlier submitted the budget on May 21, about two months ago, to the Legislature.Plenary’s decision was based on recommendation from the House’s Joint Committee on Ways, Means and Finance and Development Planning and Public Accounts and Expenditures, chaired by Representative Prince K. Moye of Bong County.Rep. Moye is also the chairman on the Joint Committee on Ways, Means and Finance and Budget and Public Accounts of the House of Representatives and the Senate.In a report to the House plenary, the committee noted in its recommendation that though the amount initially submitted by the Executive was US$526,548,000, over US$37 million (US$37,015,432) was identified as additional and unencumbered revenue.This followed vigorous and thorough scrutiny (Monday, June 5 to Tuesday, July 11) involving the Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, representatives of line ministries and agencies, the Liberia Revenue Authority, and members of the public.“Of this amount, US$12 million is considered as contingent revenue comprising tax, non tax, and the World Bank Millennium Challenge Corporation Road Fund. US$25 million goes as a  core revenue comprising tax, non tax and the World Bank Millennium Challenge Corporation Road Fund,” the report said.Rep. Moye said in his report that the over US$37 million identified as additional and unencumbered revenue increased the total adjusted revenue from US$526,548,000 to US$563,563,423 or L$61.4 billion, at the exchange rate of L$109 to US$1.In its report, the committee provided details on the breakdown of the additional amount of revenue captured during the budget proceedings.It also explains that the additional amount of US$37 million identified in revenue considers critical needs in the areas of justice and security, health, education, infrastructure and judiciary, and the pending 2017 representative and presidential elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Teen shot to face during attempted robbery enjoys normal life

first_imgOne year laterBy: Davina RamdassAnzan Ledoux, 19, was shot to his face in 2018 while trying to protect his family members during an attempted robbery at their Good Hope, East Coast Demerara home and today, although he still wears the scar of bravery, the young man is more than grateful that he is alive.The injured young man, Anzan LedouxAnzan Ledoux showing a scar he collected near his ear from the bulletRecognising that many do not survive a gunshot wound, especially to the face, the heroic young man, who has grown to become an even braver soul, in an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday at his home, recalled that he was having an afternoon “hang” with his family members just outside of his home when he observed two strange men on motorcycles riding through their street at around 21:15h on August 11, 2018.The men had slowed down in front of their home but rode towards the head of the street and returned at full speed.Recognising that something was amiss, relatives started to rush into the house and close the gates. It was young Ledoux who ensured that all of his relatives, including a five-year-old child, entered the yard before the men reached their home.In his bid to lock his gates, young Ledoux attempted to fight off the two men, who had already rushed to the fence. It was reported that the young man struck one of the bandits to his hand, causing him to whip out a gun and fire a shot in the teen’s direction, which struck him to the face and caused him to fall onto the concrete ground.Anzan, who is now 21, said he could not remember anything that happened after he was shot, except that he woke up in the hospital not knowing what had happened. The young man had suffered a broken jaw and underwent surgery to have it rectified. He was hospitalised for about five days before he returned to the comforts of his home.His mother, Gangadai Jairam, told Guyana Times that she thought she had lost her son the moment she heard the gunshot. She recalled that she started to scream with tears streaming down her cheeks as she rushed towards her son, who was covered in blood.According to her, the young man had blood rushing through his nose, ears and mouth. But although an entire year has passed, the family said their entire life has changed as they are still fearful and traumatised after the incident.“We were traumatised for months. It was hard cause every time we keep closing the gates. Every time we see motorbikes pass, cars pass, we always scared”. While Ledoux’s mother is still fearful, the woman said she is unable to express in words how grateful she is that her son has been given a second chance at life. “I thank God for that cause he protected all of us. If those men came in they probably could’ve shoot up more of us because was 10 or 11 of us out there that night,” the woman stated.While the young man’s life had been saved, doctors were not certain if he would have been able to hear again, due to the severe injuries he had sustained. Ledoux’s mother was happy to report that her son now lives a normal life.The woman, however, explained that although his life was not majorly impacted by the incident, loud noises still affect him, given that near his ear was partially damaged by the bullet. “He usually gets bad migraine when there is like loud music and so but other than that, he is quite healthy,” the happy mother reported.No closure on investigationAlthough CCTV footage was reviewed and Police tried their best to tie the ends of this investigation, it was never done.Jairam told this publication that officers called several times to check up on the family and relatives were even summoned to the police station to hopefully identify the suspects but they were unable to.The distraught woman said that although the men on the motorcycle were not masked, the family was too worried about their safety to take note of the men’s features.In the meantime, the woman explained that the family has taken some initiatives to ensure that their safety is ensured. One of these measures includes adding more cameras, especially one at their gate.last_img read more

LGE 2018 starts with confusion at La Grange Polling Station

first_imgSeveral voters in the La Grange/Nismes Local Authority Area, West Bank Demerara turned up at the polling station at GECOM’s La Grange Registration office and were told that their names are not on the voters list. Some of the voters left the polling station and returned with the information provided by party representatives who showed them that their names are on the list. The Returning Officer arrived at about 06:44h with a laptop only to find several of the voters are indeed on the digital list but not on the printed copy that were given to the polling station staff at the location.last_img read more

More ‘Blood Alley’ therapy

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88 The project is among a series aimed at improving Highway 138, nicknamed “Blood Alley” in the 1990s because of fatal crashes – many of them head-on collisions when motorists tried to pass other vehicles. Much of the highway’s traffic is from outside the Antelope Valley, since many local motorists avoid the highway whenever they can. The highway is an alternate route for motorists traveling between the Santa Clarita and San Fernando valleys and Las Vegas. The highway will be widened east to 165th Street East in the latest project. A temporary bridge will be built beside the existing ones over Big Rock Wash for use during work on the permanent bridge. Big Rock Creek’s twin bridges have been the site of crashes that included one in which three people were killed in 1995. Lawsuits over that crash led to a $3 million settlement from Caltrans in 2002. The area is the only stretch of highway for several miles in which there is no road shoulder where drivers can escape if an oncoming vehicle crosses the center line. Caltrans has done work in the area in recent years to improve safety, including removing dips to improve motorists’ visibility. In the $8.8 million project finished in January, workers added two lanes, a median left-turn lane and shoulders from Longview Road in Pearblossom to 146th Street East. A total of 13 widening projects of varying lengths are proposed on the highway between Littlerock and the San Bernardino County line. Environmental studies have been approved for all. For additional information, please contact the Caltrans Public Affairs Office at (213) 897-3630 or (213) 897-3656. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 chuck.bostwick@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LLANO – A $17.9 million construction project is expected to begin within a month to widen a 2.1-mile section of Highway 138 to four lanes and to replace two narrow bridges over Big Rock Wash. With the second phase of a four-lane widening project recently completed for 1 miles east of Pearblossom, the new project is expected to start in late March or early April and to be completed in fall 2007. “It will improve safety and add capacity, help to relieve congestion and aid in the rapid movement of goods and services,” said Jeanne Bonfilio, spokeswoman for the California Department of Transportation. Caltrans officials will provide information about the widening’s second phase and answer questions during a community meeting scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. April 6 at the Crystalaire Country Club, 15701 Boca Raton Ave. in Llano. last_img read more

LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgCan’t Pay Won’t Pay Cloch Cheann FhaolaThe Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes will hold a national conference in The Red Cow Inn in Dublin on Saturday 19th May and we hope that members from our group will attend. Our next protest will have an information stall on Friday 4th May at 12pm at the crossroads in An Fál Carrach. If you have any questions or concerns come and talk to us. Memberships also available. Think Nationally, Act Locally. Local campaign groups are crucial to this campaign and everyone is welcome to come to the weekly information stall/protest and show a united stand together to oppose the unjust household, water and septic tank taxes that the current government is insisting we register for and pay. Come and join us to share your views. Bring non-political posters.  Our next organising meeting will take place in Lóistín na Seamróige (The Shamrock) on Friday 4th May after our protest. Everyone welcome. Info: 0863122784 or 0876111524. Follow us on FaceBook. National campaign: www.nohouseholdtax.org, www.wewontpay.ieFeachtas ‘Can’t Pay Won’t Pay’ Cloch Cheann Fhaola Beidh comhdháil náisiúnta ag an Feachtas in Éadan na gCánacha Tí agus Uisce ar siúl san Red Cow Inn i mBaile Átha Cliath ar an Sathairn 19ú Bealtaine agus tá súil againn go mbeidh baill ón grúpa s’againne i láthair. Beidh stainnín eolais ag ár gcéad agóid eile ar an Aoine 4ú Bealtaine ar 12 meán lae ar na Croisbhealaigh. Má bhíonn ceisteanna nó imní ar bith ort tar agus labhair linn. Ballraíocht ar fáil fosta. Tá grúpaí feachtais áitiúla ríthábhachtach don fheachtas seo agus tá fáilte roimh achan duine páirt a ghlacadh san stainnín eolais/agóid seachtainiúil agus seasamh aontaithe le chéile a thaispeáint in éadan na gcánacha éagóracha tí, uisce agus umar séarachais atá an rialtas seo ag dearbhú go gcláraíonn muid daofa agus íoc astu. Tar agus bí linn le do chuid tuairimí a roinnt. Póstaeirí neampholaitiúil le bhur dtoil. Beidh an chéad cruinniú pleanála eile againn i Lóistín na Seamróige ar an Aoine 4ú Bealtaine i ndiaidh ár n-agóid. Fáilte roimh achan duine. Eolas: 0863122784 nó 0876111524. Táimid ar FaceBook. Feachtas náisiúnta: www.nohouseholdtax.org, www.wewontpay.ieBocsaí Múirín / Compost Bins Tá bocsaí muirín de chuid na Comhairle Contae ar díol anois ag na Tithe Gloine i gCill Ulta. €13.00 an ceann.  Dóigh mhaith le do chuid muirín féin a dhéanamh agus laghdú a dhéanamh ar an bia a fhágann boladh cáidheach sa bhocsa bruscair – ag coinneáil do chuid bruscair níos glaine agus níos tirime.  Más mian leat ceann a cheannach ba cheart scairt a chur ar Seán Ó Duibhir ag 074 918 0994. There are now County Council compost bins for sale at the Tithe Gloine in Cill Ulta. €13.00 each.  A great way to make your own compost for the garden and to reduce the smelly stuff that goes into your domestic waste bin – keeping your waste cleaner and drier.  If you are interested in purchasing any you should contact Seán Ó Duibhir on 074 918 0994.Bancanna Buidéil – Gort a’ ChoirceTá an grúpa comhshaoil Meas ag iarraidh ar an phobal gan málaí brúscar, plaisteach nó cairtchlár á fhágáil chóir nó thart ar na bancanna buidéil le bhur dtoil.  Is áis í seo le gloine, cannaí agus éadach a athchúrsáil agus ar an drochuair, tá an dumpáil seo ag cuir droch chuma ar an bhaile. (www.meas-it.com)Battery RecyclingThe environment group MEAS Iarthuaisceart (www.meas-it.com) is asking everyone to recycle their batteries and not to dump them at the bottle banks or anywhere else in this beautiful countryside.  All retail outlets who sell batteries should now have a battery recycle box on display where the general public can deposit their used batteries.  You do not need to return used batteries to the same shop you bought them from.  The lead in batteries is very detrimental to the environment and they should not be dumped with other household waste.  All battery recycle boxes are then collected free of charge by the county council.  Battery recycle boxes can be obtained by retailers from Suzanne Tinney, Recycle Officer with Donegal County Council, 074-9176276.Bailte Slachtmhara – Gort a’ Choirce The Tidy Towns Competition will commence on 1st June and Gort a’ Choirce have again applied to participate in this year’s competition.  This is now our 7th year.  The committee are asking everyone in the village; residents, business owners, visitors and everyone else in the community to make a big effort to keep our village clean and tidy during the summer and early autumn.  A splash of colour with some beautiful country garden flowers is always welcome.  We would also like to keep the village litter free – this to include garden litter i.e. leaves/branches weeds and other debris from hedges/bushes and overhanging trees onto the footpaths/roads.  It would be a big help if residents kept the footpath/road adjacent to their gardens/dwellings neat and tidy by brushing along the footpath and kerbing when possible and lifting any rubbish.  As we are in a very strong Gaeltacht area we also hope to see Irish signage displayed.  The observant visitor then recognises that they are in a very unique part of the country where Gaeilge, our native language, is spoken daily. The ethos of the Tidy Towns Competition is that the whole community gets involved and works together to make it a better place to live.  We are gaining points every year and we also won an endeavour award in 2007.  Judges of the competition will be visiting at some point during the summer months. Buíochas mór d’achan duine as bhur dtacaíocht.LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: April 30th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LOCAL NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

IS ROBBIE WILLIAMS IN DONEGAL? RUMOURS FLY AS TOP BRITISH POP STARS BOOK INTO DONEGAL HOTELS

first_imgRobbie Williams in Derry on FridayA HOST of top pop stars are spending the weekend in Donegal – thanks to the BBC Radio One Big Weekend in Derry.An after party is underway at The Bailey in Redcastle, while a host of stars are booked into the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny.And there are rumours that singer Robbie Williams is among them. He took to the stage in Derry on Friday for a quick song with Dizzee Rascal – and 12,000 people lucky enough to get tickets went wild.Derry’s lack of hotel rooms has been a massive financial boost for Donegal this weekend.Sarah Cox, the Radio One DJ, has been seen in Letterkenny.The BBC wouldn’t comment on where all the stars over the next few days are staying. Olly Murs, Rita Ora, The Script and Bruno Mars are all appearing over the three day festival.There are even rumours of surprise appearances by both U2 and One Direction.And all of them are choosing to stay in Donegal, away from the crowds in Derry City.The Mount Errigal has been buzzing all evening – with more guest staying at Gallaghers Hotel in Letterkenny.Several suites at the 5-star Solis Lough Eske Hotel have also been booked out. IS ROBBIE WILLIAMS IN DONEGAL? RUMOURS FLY AS TOP BRITISH POP STARS BOOK INTO DONEGAL HOTELS was last modified: May 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:IS ROBBIE WILLIAMS IN DONEGAL? RUMOURS FLY AS TOP BRITISH POP STARS BOOK INTO DONEGAL HOTELSlast_img read more

BACK TO THE FUTURE AS DETAILS OF FUN DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY ARE RELEASED

first_imgDetails are being released of the scale of the 44th Running of the Donegal International Rally, which takes place from June 20th – 22nd next.It appears competitors are in for an epic weekend of motorsport on Donegal’s famous rally stages.Clerk of the Course Eamon McGee commented: “With a competitive distance of almost 302 Kms, with some stages being revised for 2014, there will be a sense of adventure and we might even see the return of some tactical driving. Mind you, going on past experience, the chances of that are slim! “I can report that the regulations are done, just awaiting a return from Motorsport Ireland and should be available in the next few weeks. The event website is currently been updated with accommodation and information that everyone needs for the event, so keep an eye on it over the next few weeks.“As ever, we are looking forward to a safe weekend for our competitors and also for all the visitors to the County. This year in particular we are asking rally supporters attending the Donegal International Rally to join with Donegal Motor Club’s campaign, in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority, to “Keep the Race in its Place”.“The Rally will start from An Grianan Theatre on Friday morning 20th June, with the cars on view at Parc Ferme each evening in the new Parc Ferme location at the end of the Port Road adjacent to the Donegal Motor Club office. It will finish at its ‘ancestral home’ at Rally HQ, the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny, on Sunday evening. I wish to thank all of these flagship Letterkenny institutions for their continuing support.“More information will follow shortly. I can assure both competitors and the 60,000 spectators expected to attend, that we are working hard to ensure the Donegal International Rally 2014 echoes the sense of adventure and fun started by the first rally back in 1971.” Coinciding with this announcement, John McCay, Press Officer for the 2014 Donegal International Rally says the rally Regulations and Entry Forms are now available from the website address, www.donegalrally.ie.John said that the many competitors and visitors will be patiently waiting for the Regulations.All this information may be fund on www.donegalrally.ie , on Twitter @Donegalrally_ie or Facebook.com/donegalrally.ie. BACK TO THE FUTURE AS DETAILS OF FUN DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY ARE RELEASED was last modified: April 30th, 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)last_img read more