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NEC Somersaults

first_imgThe National Elections Commission (NEC) Thursday, January 23, overturned an earlier decision to temporally suspend the National Voters’ Roll Update (VRU) exercise.On January 10, 2014, the NEC announced the suspension of what is considered a ‘major component’ of the 2014 Special Senatorial Election process, citing budgetary constraint as the reason for their decision.The VRU process should have started on January 13, to run through March 5, 2014; but it was postponed without naming a new date for the exercise.With only thirteen days after the pronouncement, the Commission somersaulted, setting new dates for the process and maintaining its previous three-day period for the VRU agents at each polling centre, ignoring calls from the public for extension.Addressing a news conference Thursday in Monrovia, NEC Chairman Cllr. Jerome G. Korkoya noted that following negotiations with relevant government institutions, the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC) has granted the Commission a waiver to allow it to award contracts for the hiring of vehicles needed for the deployment of materials and personnel for the update exercise.“The Commission is pleased to announce that the Voters’ Roll Update Exercise that was postponed will now commence on January 29 and end March 21, 2014,” Chairman Korkoya revealed.Centres that should have been covered from January 13 to 28, 2014, will now be covered last. In the new schedule, centres in various counties to be covered between January 29, through February 1, were also announced by the Commission.Cllr. Korkoya disclosed that said arrangement was made possible through an assurance and guarantee commitment from the Finance Ministry, confirming a US$5.6 million budgetary allotment in the National Budget 2013/2014 for the electoral body.“The Commission apportioned the budget for the election in three phases: The first phase deals with the update and the exhibition of provisional voter roll. The budget for this phase is US$5.6 million.  Phase II is with the Pre-election Day activities. Key activities under this phase include, international procurement of Election Day materials, candidates, nominations, the printing of ballots, amongst other things. US$3.5 million goes to said process in the election.The third phase is Election Day activities. Key activities under this phase are recruitment and training of temporary staff and deployment of Election Day personnel and materials. The cost is put at US$4.2 million,” Cllr. Korkoya said.The Commission expectation that US$2.6 million of the allotted US$5.6 million will be used to complete activities under phase one, the NEC boss said, indicating that the remaining US$3 million will form a part of the budget for the next phase.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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3,000 remain evacuated from Santiago Fire

first_imgAbsent a significant wind event, Orange County fire officials estimated the fire could be fully contained by Sunday. A reward of $250,000 has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever started the fire. Anyone with information about the fire’s origins was urged to call (800) 540-8282. Orange County Fire Authority Chief Chip Prather asked that an estimated 30-40 people who were in Black Star Canyon shooting still photos and video of the fire between 5:55 and 6:15 p.m. Oct. 21 — around the time officials believe it was deliberately set — submit their pictures and footage to investigators. The photos or video may contain images that could help investigators catch whoever started the blaze at two ignition points. Authorities, who said they are investigating some 700 tips about the fire, have also asked for help in tracking down a pickup truck seen in the area when the fire started. The driver of the truck — described as a 1998-2004 white Ford F-150 pickup with chrome tubular running boards — is a “person of interest,” Prather said earlier. In addition to pressing forward in the arson investigation, authorities are also bracing for potentially devastating post-fire erosion, Prather said. “Be patient with us because part of what we’re trying to do is make sure that after this fire is out, the mudslides don’t come,” Prather said. “And so we’re trying to save as much of the vegetation on those hillsides as possible to keep that community safe for the long term.” Prather told reporters his crews had been in a sprint since the fire broke out a week ago Sunday east of Irvine, fueled by fierce Santa Ana winds, and “now we’re in the marathon.” Prather said “that marathon includes trying to prepare the community for the next emergency. And that will be to rehabilitate that area and limit to any extent we possibly can the potential of a mudslide, and threat and risk to people and property in the future.” Meanwhile, firefighters continued trying to block the blaze from crossing a mountain ridge into Riverside County. Now in its 11th day, the fire has blackened more than 28,000 acres of foothills, canyons and mountains, destroyed 15 homes and nine outbuildings, damaged eight residential structures and 12 outbuildings, and forced thousands from their homes. Ten firefighters have been reported injured in the Santiago Fire. There are 1,948 fire personnel assigned to the fire, according to the OCFA. So far, battling the blaze has cost an estimated $11.15 million and fire officials expect that number to rise. ————————————– For the latest news and observations on crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The blaze has continued to threaten roughly 200 homes in Silverado Canyon, according to the OCFA. Silverado Canyon “is the area we are most concerned with,” OCFA spokeswoman Angela Luedtke said yesterday. Steady progress has been made containing the stubborn fire. But the rugged terrain in Silverado Canyon continues to pose problems as firefighters come close — they’re a mile short — to completing the fire’s 38-mile perimeter, the Orange County Register reported. “It’s the worst place for us to be fighting this fire right now,” Stephen Miller of the Orange County Fire Authority told the Register. “Silverado Canyon continues to be our problem child.” OCFA reported last night that the 28,445-acre blaze is about 80 percent contained. But there was concern that the weather, which helped firefighters over the weekend, could turn windy once more, officials said. SANTA ANA – Some 3,000 people remained out of their homes today as firefighters reportedly found themselves still one mile short of completing the encirclement of the arson-set Santiago Fire. The fire was about 80 percent contained, authorities said. More than 3,000 residents have been allowed to return to their homes in the canyon areas of Modjeska, Trabuco, Glen Ranch, Live Oak and Santiago, state fire officials said. However, mandatory evacuations remained in place for the canyon areas of Silverado, Black Star and Baker Canyons along with Joplin Ranch, according to the Orange County Fire Authority. The evacuation order affects some 3,000 people, the Orange Register reported. last_img read more

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Chelsea and Man United will NOT be signing Real Madrid star this summer

first_img Jese celebrates a Real Madrid goal with Cristiano Ronaldo 1 Real Madrid are set to offer Jese a new contract this week before sending him on a season-long loan – despite reported interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.The 23-year-old’s current deal at the Bernabeu expires next summer but Zinedine Zidane views the forward as part of his long-term plans and is eager to keep hold of him.Jose Mourinho is an admirer of Jese and is keen on bringing him to Old Trafford for his first season in charge – but that now looks unlikely.According to AS, Real are negotiating a loan deal with three clubs – Espanyol, Las Palmas and Bayer Leverkusen – and all keen on taking Jese for a season.Chelsea and United may also consider loan moves, but Real would prefer to steer clear of doing business with a club who may try to sign Jese on a permanent deal in the future.last_img read more

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School castration has PETA in uproar

first_img – Associated Press160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “I don’t know why they’re picking on a little school district,” he said. Charles Parker, assistant state Future Farmers of America adviser at the California Department of Education, said anesthesia is not normally used during pig castrations, which are done to calm male animals to prevent them from breeding and to improve meat quality. Bell said she hopes the nationwide attention will prompt the school district to reconsider teaching castration. Van Norman said that’s not likely. None of the complaints have come from parents of district students, he said. A posting on PETA’s Web site, however, says the organization learned of the castration from Rosamond parents, who reported that one student vomited after observing the procedure and others were extremely upset. ROSAMOND – A teacher who castrated a live pig in front of high school students is the target of protests by animal rights activists throughout the country. The protests began after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals posted information about the incident at Rosamond High School on its Web site last month. The posting does not say when the castration occurred. “We’re concerned not only because animals suffer during these routine castrations but also because of the message it sends to students who are still forming opinions about treatment of animals in our society,” said Stephanie Bell, a PETA cruelty case worker. Rod Van Norman, superintendent of the Southern Kern Unified School District School, said animal castrations often occur in agriculture classes and are an important skill for students to learn. last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LEAD TRIBUTES TO DONAL MONAGHAN

first_imgFOUR MASTERS GAA CLUB NOTES: The club would like to express sympathy with the Monaghan family and friends over the recent passing of Donal. Donal served the club with great distinction; winning Ulster titles in 1972 and 1974 with Donegal, an All Star in 1974, captaining the club to a senior championship in 1982, playing for Ulster and being a mentor in the Donegal U21 All Ireland winning team in 1982. As a mark of respect to Monaghan Family, the Club will form a Guard of Honour prior to the funeral mass of the late Donal. Assemble at Old Fire Station, tomorrow Wednesday at 10.15am. Please wear club top or jacket if possible. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.The Four Masters GAA Club are seeking applications for Senior Football Team Manager. Please submit expression of interest and CV to secretary.fourmasters.donegal@gaa.ie Closing date Tuesday 12th January 2016.Club Adult MembershipSenior membership is €30.00 + €20 development levy for adult member is now due for 2016 season. Payable to Senior Registrar Shirley Doherty 0873140486 or Paul Timoney Treasurer0872791305 every Monday night in the Abbey Hotel from 9pm-9:30pm. Underage membership can also be paid on the night.GAA Season Ticket Adult Club plus €200This adult club version covers Allianz National League games, opening Ulster championship fixture, also includes club league and championship games and all Ireland ticket if county qualifies. Contact Paul Timoney 0872791305 Club LottoRenew Subscriptions, the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers or to Treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Club Lotto ResultThere was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot of €4,000 in Week 25 of the 2015/2016 season draw held in the Abbey Hotel on Monday January 4th. The €25 winners in the Lucky Dip were Joe Britton, Main Street, Gabriel O’Donnell, Birchill, Paul Mullen, Castle Street, and Joe Sweeney, The Forge. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 13 & 14 with the jackpot now standing at €4,100. New members are still welcome so why not play online now atwww.fourmastersgaa.comUsed Clothing Recycling The club has clothes bank at Tír Conaill Park, please support our club by recycling used clothes at our blue bin at the first entrance.Social MediaFollow us via Facebook, Twitter, Club App, Instagram, Flickr, Youtube, TeamAppLive and our website www.fourmastersgaa.comSenior Executive MeetingThe first meeting of the new club executive will take place this Thursday at 8:30pm in the Abbey Hotel, all club officers are asked to attend.SRB Meeting There will an SRB meeting this Thursday at 8pm in the Abbey Hotel, all underage managers are asked to make an effort to attend as the format and fixtures for underage competitions will be discussed and decided upon at the meeting.Donegal GAAWell done to Leo McHugh who helped Donegal U21’s to victory over Sligo last Saturday in Ballyshannon in the new North West Cup. They play Fermanagh this Saturday in Ballyshannon at 12pm. Well done to underage players Jack Keaney and Aaron McCrea who made the provisonal Donegal minor squad. Donegal seniors play in Letterkenny this Sunday against St Mary’s at 2pm.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS LEAD TRIBUTES TO DONAL MONAGHAN was last modified: January 5th, 2016 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

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FR. TIERNEY PARK WILL HOST DONEGAL LADIES NFL GAME VERSUS CLARE

first_imgMembershipWe are in the crucial month for club registration with GAA membership deadline of March 31st looming. The club are hosting an open registration session in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Saturday 5th March between 2pm and 4pm. Players can also download registration forms from aodhruadh.org and submit this along with the relevant fee directly to their manager. We are now able to take registrations in Gerry Ferguson’s Jewellers, so if the scheduling of registration sessions doesn’t happen to suit you, remember you can register in Ferguson’s Jewellers at any time. Please bear in mind that all players MUST register with the club. You must be a club member to be in consideration for All-Ireland final tickets should Donegal reach that stage. Also, only club members have a say in club decisions and a vote at the AGM. Ballyshannon hosts Ladies NFL gameDonegal play Clare in Ladies NFL Division 1 this Sunday at 2pm in Father Tierney Park. The usual key stewards are asked to be at the grounds for 12 noon and other helpers at 12.30pm. Please report to Park / Development Committee Secretary Conal Gallagher who will assign duties. FootballThis weekend sees the under 14s and minors getting Aodh Ruadh’s competitive season underway. Martin McGlynn’s under 14s are first out, travelling to Ardara on Saturday, 5th March to take on the hosts in a division 1 clash at 12 noon. Then on Sunday, 6th March, Peter McKenna’s minors are also on their travels, with a long jaunt to Glencolumbcille to take on Naomh Columba, a 12 noon throw in for that Division 1B opener.A change of location to indoor training this week for the under 6s and under 8s as we move to the Mercy Hall at Coláiste Cholmcille for the remainder of our indoor programme. The under 6s are on from 6pm to 7pm followed by the under 8s from 7pm to 8pm. The under 10s are training in the new hall at Coláiste Cholmcille from 6pm to 7pm and that session is followed by the under 12s from 7pm to 8pm, also in the new hall. There is a charge of €2 per head. Please bring your own water and wear runners as no other footwear allowed. Parents / Guardians are asked to please collect children promptly after their session is finished.LadiesGirls under 14 training commences this Tuesday, 1st March in the Mercy Hall. Training runs from 6pm to 7pm with a charge of €2.HurlingUnderage hurling makes a welcome return this Sunday 6th March 12 noon in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. All are welcome from five years to 12 as we are fielding teams at under 8, under 10 and under 12. Beginners are especially welcome, hurls and helmets will be provided for training. The emphasis will be on learning the basic skills of our ancient game in a fun-filled environment. So camán and give it a try and you’ll be surprised how much fun you’ll have. For any information please contact John Rooney on 086-2587793.Under 16 and minor hurling starts this Tuesday 1st March at 7pm sharp in the School Field. Ulster under 17 and minor football league Games Donegal will play Fermanagh in the Ulster Minor League in the Father Tierney Park on Saturday March 12th with a 12 noon throw-in. The same day the Donegal under 17 team will play Fermanagh in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh with a 2.30pm throw-in. We will require the usual key stewards present in good time. The under 17 inter-county game will be preceded by the Aodh Ruadh v Dungloe under 14 game in Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh.Development Works The new hurling rebound wall at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh is now well advanced and will be completed in the coming weeks. Works will then commence on Aras Aoidh Ruaidh improvements. Security fencing is being used to close-off those site areas where our work force are operating. With activity at our grounds increasing rapidly those in charge of teams are asked to ensure that these construction areas are not entered at any time. Scheduling of trainingPark / Development Committee officers have finalised training arrangements with all team managers. Any schedule change can affect another team and this must be borne in mind. Peter Conlon must be contacted in relation to all changes and deferrals and matters relating to official Aodh Ruadh fixtures. All fixtures external to the club, including challenge games, go via Park / Development Committee Chairman first.Recreational footballThere were great numbers for the first week back of recreational football, We go again this Saturday at 6.30pm under the lights at Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh. If you haven’t pulled on the boots in a while, it’s a great opportunity to get out and active. It’s excellent value at just €3 for the session. Text or call Alan on 0868052816 if you need any further information.Tráth na gCeistThis Friday the Aodh Ruadh Tráth na gCeist travels to take part in the Ulster finals in Armagh after progressing from Donegal following a sudden death tie-breaker last Friday. Best of luck to the lads as the bid to bring home provincial honours.Celebrating our languageWith the anniversary of 1916 and Seachtain na Gaeilge fast approaching, there are some events of note coming up in relation to our native language. Following on the recent agreement between the GAA and Glór na nGael to work together to increase the use of Irish language in GAA clubs, a representative of Glór na nGael will be present to assist clubs in setting up Irish language related activities such as Ciorcal Comhrá and Oíche Ghaelach. This workshop is open to anyone in the locality to attend and is a bilingual workshop. It would be of interest to anyone who wishes to  promote the Irish language in any way and Glór na nGael will provide ongoing assistance in this regard. Anyone looking any further information, please contact Sean O’Mahoney on 0868553245Abbey Centre BingoLast week’s €400 jackpot was won by Mary Cleary of Ballyshannon. This Friday we return to the Abbey Centre for our February Big Bingo with the super €2,700 prize fund including the €1,000 big jackpot game. This week also sees the return of the game seven snowball, starting on €200. See you there!Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of last week’s Aodh Ruadh Lotto jackpot of €3,400. The winning numbers drawn were 5, 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17. In the lucky dip €20 went to Marie Gallagher, Erne Street; Gary Loughlin, Tullan Strand; Martin Flanagan, Belleek; Rita McGullion, Belleek; and Jimmy Gethins, Finner. Next draw is on Sunday in Dicey Reilly’s with a Jackpot of €3,500 on Sunday at 8.30pm.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra Saturday is: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.FR. TIERNEY PARK WILL HOST DONEGAL LADIES NFL GAME VERSUS CLARE was last modified: March 1st, 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:Aodh RuadhGAASportlast_img read more

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‘Rooney abuse has shifted to Harry Kane’ – Allardyce fears Spurs star is new fall guy

first_imgSam Allardyce believes Harry Kane has become the subject of so much criticism because of Wayne Rooney leaving the country.Kane, the Tottenham forward, appears to be playing well below his best despite already scoring two goals this season and breaking his incredible record of never finding the back of the net in August. 2 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? predicted Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion silverware revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update tense How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Kane finished World Cup top scorer, but he never appeared to be playing at top form “And somewhere along the line he might have a dry or barren spell – as a professional footballer you cannot keep that level up for so many years.“It starts from just a small comment by one of the lads commentating on a game saying he looks a bit fatigued, and it gets picked up from there.“And he’s had a new baby, and that’s not an easy thing to cope with when you have a new child when you’re training and playing at the level.“So I just hope he gets through it and it [the criticism] will quieten down.” England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won gameday cracker REVEALED Kane has scored twice this season despite his allegedly poor performances Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Most read in Premier League Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2 whoops latest SORRY “’He’s fatigued, he’s not doing well, and he’s not doing this or that…’“There is obviously a case for fatigue, there’s no doubt about that, as in every footballer that played at the World Cup so it’s not just labelled to Harry.“I suppose the only way he’ll put it right is by scoring goals.”Allardyce cannot even understand the criticism considering Kane remains one of the finest forwards in world football.When asked why he thinks Kane has been targeted, Allardyce replied: “I have no idea, because for me he is exactly the same as he’s been for the last two years.“He holds the ball up well, he’s very strong, and he’s lethal in front of goal in all aspects of how he scores.“Seeing his goalscoring record is absolutely fantastic. Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? The belief is Kane has been struggling with fatigue having played a huge number of games over the last couple of years, while there have been suggestions he returned from an ankle injury too early before the World Cup and is still suffering the consequences.The 25-year-old’s goals-to-game ratio has significantly lessened since his injury, and Kane is being blasted for his poor performances from all corners.This is a sharp turn of events considering Kane was considered England’s golden boy for a good three years before his run of poor form, and Allardyce believes people have turned on the Tottenham forward simply due to the fact that they need a target to criticise now that the previous fall guy, Wayne Rooney, is out the limelight playing in the United States“What worries me is the amount of attention Harry Kane is getting negatively,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “Wayne Rooney has left the country now after almost suffering abuse week in, week out, and I think it now seems to have shifted to Harry. changes last_img read more

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BOOK ON DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS MISSING HOUSE TO HIT SHELVES

first_imgAn intriguing story about the disappearance of a house on Tory Island has been turned into a book.‘The House That Disappeared on Tory Island’ tells the story of a house that was demolished to allow a better view from a local hotel on the island.The house belonged to film maker Neville Presho, who was originally from Co Down, but who had emigrated to New Zealand in 1982. When Mr Presho returned to visit his holiday home on Tory six years later, it was a pile of rubble.There then ensued a court battle which would result in Mr Presho winning the case and being awarded €46,000.Now a chance meeting with Mr Presho and reporter Anton McCabe has resulted in the book being published by Drumkeen Press.The book will be launched at the Central Library in Letterkenny on November 22nd with Frank Galligan acting as MC for the evening.  BOOK ON DONEGAL’S MOST FAMOUS MISSING HOUSE TO HIT SHELVES was last modified: November 16th, 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:Anton McCabehouseNeville PreshoTory Islandlast_img read more

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MOTORISTS WARNED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE AS FRESH SNOW FALLS ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgConditions at Mountaintop in Letterkenny are already deteriorating this afternoon. Pic Donegal Daily.Motorists have been warned to take extra care after fresh snowfalls across Donegal this afternoon.Conditions across the county are deteriorating rapidly.Heavy snowfalls are reported in Barnesmore Gap, Donegal Town and parts of Inishowen. Our picture taken just after 1.30pm at Mountain Top in Letterkenny shows heavy snow starting to settle.Cars are crawling in Barnsemore Gap this afternoon. Pic by Kate Bond.Gardai have appealed to people to switch their lights on and to slow down.A spokesman said “We would appeal to motorists to exercise care when out on the roads.“We would ask them to slow down and to leave plenty of space between themselves and the vehicle in front. “Driving in snow is unpredictable and we would ask motorists just to take their time and not to take undue risks,” he said.A lorry and also a Blood Transfusion van became stuck close to McGrory’s Hill near Barnesmore Gap.We understand that there are long delays now in the Gap.Traffic coming from and going across Meenaroy can also expect long delays as it has been deemed impassable due to very heavy snow.The forecast later is for rain but for the moment the public is asked to use extreme care and attention is out and about. .MOTORISTS WARNED TO TAKE EXTRA CARE AS FRESH SNOW FALLS ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: February 14th, 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:donegalMOTORISTSsnowlast_img read more

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DEIGNAN FLIES FLAG FOR DONEGAL ON DAY TWO OF GIRO D’ITALIA

first_imgLETTERKENNY cyclist Philip Deignan is flying the flag in more ways than one for his native county this weekend.His Team Sky lies in fifth place heading into Day Two of the Giro d’Italia – just over half a minute behind the leaders.And as leader of his team, no-one could stop him showing off the Donegal colours aboard the team bus! “It’s amazing, I’ve been racing all over the world as a pro, but I never thought I’d be racing a Grand Tour in my home country,” said Philip.“As a team we’ll be aggressive, stage-hunting throughout the three weeks. Me, personally, I’m going to try and win some of the stages later in the race, some of the hillier stages that suit me.“So yes, we’re going to be aggressive throughout the three weeks.”  DEIGNAN FLIES FLAG FOR DONEGAL ON DAY TWO OF GIRO D’ITALIA was last modified: May 10th, 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:donegalletterkennyPhilip Deignanlast_img read more