ACL or not, Obiena hunts for SEA Games pole vault gold

first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal SEA Games: PH stays unscathed at 2-0 in ice hockey LATEST STORIES Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ “I told the father (and coach Emerson Obiena) we’re thinking of the long term here. We have the Asian Games, the Olympics and World Championships. SEA Games gold is good but if he aggravates his injury we don’t want it,” said Juico.READ: PH gold medal bet Obiena injures ACL, out of SEA GamesFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The 22-year-old, 6-foot-2 Obiena hurt his ACL and was even reported by Juico as needing surgery last Friday, one day before the team departed for this city.But Juico said EJ and his father insisted that the young pole vaulter is healthy enough to hunt for a gold in the event where he bagged a silver two years ago in Singapore.center_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles EJ Obiena has broken the national record 14 times and, at 21, looks very capable of raising the bar well beyond the 5.55 meters he achieved in a recent athletics meet in Singapore (photo).KUALA LUMPUR—Ernest John Obiena is set to compete in pole vault on Thursday despite fears that he injured his left ACL last week during training in Manila.This was confirmed by athletics chief Philip Ella Juico, who said Obiena will fly here in the morning just in time for the event in the afternoon at Bukit Jalil National Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) Obiena, who has been training in Formia, Italy, has a personal best of 5.61 meters, which is deemed good for the SEA Games gold medal.The standing SEA Games record is only 5.30 meters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Sen. Coleman Promises to Pass Domestic Violence Bill

first_imgGrand Kru County Senator and chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Gender, Children & Social Protection has promised to work with President George Weah and other colleagues to pass into law the Domestic Violence bill, in order to strengthen the rape law.Senator Coleman said at a program which marked the launching of the 16 Days of Activism that Liberia is ranging very high in terms of rape and sexual gender-based violence cases, despite several efforts being made to reduce or eradicate it from the country.“The Domestic violence law will be passed by the House and we will ensure that the Rape Law is strengthened in order to save the lives of our women and girls in the country that are being raped and experiencing sexual gender-based violence on a daily basis, and it’s my hope that the President will sign it into law,” he said.Senator Coleman made the statement yesterday at the official launch of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender violence under the theme: “End Gender-Based Violence in Workplaces, Schools, and Communities’ take Action, Report and Promote a Liberia Free of Violence.” It was held at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium, followed by a parade.In an angry tone, Senator Coleman said there is a need to strengthen the rape law, especially for children that are raped and who died in the process due to injuries. He called on the justice system to ensure that perpetrators receive harsh punishments.“Liberia had a civil crisis but, according to statistics, Liberia is topping the high rate of rape and sexual gender-based violence cases above Sierra Leone, and that is the reason why we need the President to set up a team to investigate the cause of the huge cases of rape in Liberia so we all can find solutions to those problems to save our women and girls,” Senator Coleman said.President Weah, who officially launched the 16 Days of Activism, said the theme of this year’s 16 Days activism captures the prevailing realities of gender-based challenges facing Liberian women and that must be tackled with utmost speed so that Liberia is not left behind in the fight against SGBV.He promised that his government will ensure that the House passes into law the Domestic Violence bill and strengthen the rape Law because his government, through its Pro-poor Agenda for transformation, was elected to ensure that women’s voices are heard.“This is one of the most shameful and horrible acts unfortunately on the rise in this country; therefore, all forms of gender-based violence against women are unacceptable and we must act now to save our women and girls,” President Weah said.He urged Liberian women to stand up for their rights and resist all forms of violence against them, because the fight against gender-based violence in Liberia, coupled with the need to improve a lot of women, has reached a point that requires the collective action of all and not the government alone.The Head of the National Civil Society Council of Liberia, Madam Frances Greaves also called on the government, through the justice system, to step up its gains by putting in more effort, to ensure that the Criminal Court “E,” which is responsible to handle sexual violence cases, is up to task in fast-tracking cases of sexual violence .“We believe that the Criminal Court ‘E’ has not performed up to the task and we need to put that court to the task, because the deterrent is not enough. That is why we have more cases of sexual violence in our country, and its time to act now and strengthen the rape law in order to protect our women and children,” she said.YWCA Coordinator Madam Roseline Toweh, who spoke on behalf of Liberian women, called on the President and other officials of government to increase the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection’s budget so that the ministry will be able to handle cases of sexual violence in the country.She explained that due to limited resources, the ministry is unable to fight several cases of sexual violence. And so if the ministry gets the necessary financial support, cases of rape and other forms of violence will reduce.The program brought together several officials of government, members of the Diplomatic Corps, different women groups, and students who paraded the principal streets of Monrovia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Work halted on room for executions

first_imgSACRAMENTO, Calif. — Attempting to head off a confrontation with legislative leaders over the secret construction of a new death chamber at San Quentin State Prison, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered prison officials to halt the project until the Legislature approves money to complete it. Legislators were kept in the dark until revelations came to light last week that the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had nearly completed the renovation of a room to be used for carrying out lethal injections without the Legislature’s knowledge — unleashing Democratic threats to pull the plug on Schwarzenegger’s $10 billion prison reform effort. “My staff has briefed the Legislature,” Schwarzenegger said, “and will work cooperatively with them as we address the court’s concerns on lethal injection in California.” In December, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose halted all executions in California until the administration submits plans to bring its lethal-injection procedures into compliance with constitutional prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment. Disputed procedures include the lethal chemicals used and who should administer them, but Fogel also noted that the current death chamber, designed in the 1930s as a gas chamber, is cramped, poorly lighted and unsuitable for use in lethal injections. The administration is due to report its progress on correcting flaws by May 16. The secret death chamber added to tensions already existing at the Capitol over the threat of a federal takeover of the state prison system unless the Legislature addresses overcrowding. California has more than 170,000 prisoners jammed into prisons designed for 100,000. Prisons have converted gyms, classrooms and hallways into cells — sometimes with beds stacked three high, raising fears of potential riots — or that prisoners would be released early to relieve the overcrowding. With more than 600 condemned prisoners, California also has the largest death row in the nation. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials this week conceded that the price tag for the death chamber project was $725,000 — far more than the minimum needed to get legislative approval. Officials initially told a Senate committee the project cost $398,000, just below the required threshold. One prison official will be disciplined, said James Tilton, the director of the corrections department for starting the death chamber project without his knowledge. Undersecretary Bud Prunty was in charge of the project, but Tilton would not reveal who was being disciplined. Tilton said he did not know himself that construction had begun, though he led discussions on planning the project to meet Fogel’s concerns that San Quentin’s death chamber was inadequate. Officials in charge of the project were hoping to complete construction by the judge’s May 16 deadline. “There was not any intention to not be public with this project; they were just moving very fast,” Tilton said. “But the sensitivity of making sure the Legislature knew about this, to be honest, wasn’t done. It wasn’t intentional, but there will be appropriate action taken. There has to be consequences of not bringing it forward.” Department officials revised their estimate of the project’s cost just as they were scheduled to explain their actions at a Senate Public Safety hearing next week. The hearing has now been re-scheduled for May 8. Legislative leaders said the secret project was symptomatic of a larger problem — that the department cannot be trusted to implement the $10 billion in reforms Schwarzenegger is seeking. “They were lying to us,” said state Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles, who chairs the Public Safety Committee. “This speaks to who’s running the shop over there. Tilton acknowledged he didn’t know, so who knew and who tried to pull the wool over his eyes?” Legislative leaders are in the middle of negotiations with the administration, which is seeking the $10 billion to construct more buildings and create bed space for the growing inmate population. Legislative Democrats say the governor’s proposal fails to include the staffing and rehabilitation programs needed to deal with the soaring inmate populations. “I remain dedicated and hopeful to reaching an agreement soon,” said state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland. “The Department of Correction’s failure to properly manage this project is yet another example of why a prison plan must include more than just building cells — it must include management reforms, too.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

West Brom relegated from Premier League, Southampton win

first_imgAfter more than 70 minutes of frenetic action, substitute Manolo Gabbiadini provided the decisive moment for Southampton when he reacted quickest to Charlie Austin’s parried shot in a crowded goalmouth.Gabbiadini had only been on the pitch for four minutes and it was only his fifth goal of a difficult season for the Italian.The result means Southampton move up to 16th in the table, three points clear of 18th-place Swansea, who are favourites to joint West Brom and Stoke in the Championship.Southampton’s win confirmed West Brom’s return to the English second tier after eight seasons in the top flight, with an eighth-place finish the best the Baggies managed during the 2012/13 season with Steve Clarke in charge.West Brom’s season started well, with six points taken from a possible six after successive 1-0 wins at home to Bournemouth and away to Burnley.However, after picking up just four points from a possible 30, Tony Pulis was sacked two days after losing 4-0 at home to Chelsea and was replaced by Gary Megson, who temporarily took charge of two games.Alan Pardew was then named permanent manager but his arrival failed to deliver the improvement needed to guide the side away from relegation.Pardew, who led the Baggies to an FA Cup fourth-round victory at Liverpool, only had a 2-0 home win against Brighton to show for his efforts in the Premier League.Problems off the pitch added to the disappointment on it when a mid-season trip to Barcelona made the headlines for the wrong reasons.Four senior players, including captain Jonny Evans and England midfielder Jake Livermore, were forced to apologise after a taxi was stolen from outside a fast-food restaurant.On April 2, Pardew’s time was up and he was replaced by Moore until the end of the season, becoming West Brom’s fourth manager of the campaign.Since Moore’s appointment, West Brom have taken 11 points from a possible 15 to keep alive the hope of a great escape.– Hughes impact –Southampton had looked dead and buried when Mark Hughes came in to replace the sacked Mauricio Pellegrino in March.But seven points from three games have given Saints a huge opportunity to escape the drop on the final day this weekend, even if that match is a home date against the champions Manchester City.Southampton now have 36 points — three more than Swansea, who entertain relegated Stoke on Sunday.The Saints’ goal difference is also nine better than Swansea’s, so they will be safe barring a significant turnaround.Huddersfield also remain in the mix given the poor state of their goal difference, although one point from remaining games against Chelsea and Arsenal will ensure they finish above Swansea.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manolo Gabbiadini scored the only goal as Southampton’s win at Swansea confirmed West Brom’s relegation © AFP / Geoff CADDICKLONDON, United Kingdom, May 8 – West Brom were relegated from the Premier League on Tuesday after Southampton took a huge step towards keeping their place in the English top flight by beating fellow strugglers Swansea.Darren Moore’s West Brom needed a draw between the Saints and Swans in south Wales to take their fight to avoid relegation into the final day of the season on Sunday.last_img read more

Championship round-up: Middlesbrough leapfrog Derby to go top

first_img Middlesbrough players Jelle Vossen and Patrick Bamford celebrate 1 Middlesbrough leapfrogged Derby County to go top of the Championship as they beat Millwall 3-0 at the Riverside Stadium.In another exciting twist to a topsy-turvy title race, Aitor Karanka’s side beat their opponents, who are battling against relegation, with ease, while their rivals for the first spot, Derby County lost 2-0 to Brighton and Hove Albion.Patrick Bamford, Kike and Jelle Vossen were all on the scoresheet on Teeside as Boro emerged victorious.Meanwhile, at the Amex Stadium, strikes from Dale Stephens and Kazenga Lua Lua saw Derby defeated by the Seagulls and drop to second.Fellow promotion hopefuls Watford and Bournemouth gained on Steve McClaren’s side as they registered wins on home soil.The Hornets dispatched Fulham with a solitary goal as Troy Deeney struck in the ninth minute, while Eddie Howe’s Cherries had a Yann Kermorgant double to thank for their 2-1 triumph over Wolverhampton Wanderers.Charlton Athletic stuck a blow to Nottingham Forest’s play-off hopes as they ran out 2-1 winners at the Valley with a Frederic Bulot first half double sandwiching Michail Antonio’s leveller.Mark Warburton’s Brentford smashed Huddersfield 4-1, with Chris Long (2), Alex Pritchard and Jon Toral all netting as the Bees skip above Ipswich Town, who play tomorrow, into sixth spot.And in the night’s other games, Cardiff City beat Rotherham United 3-1 and Reading grabbed a late 1-1 draw with Bolton Wanderers with Jamie Mackie’s injury time goal, when it had looked like and Eidur Gudjohnsen strike had earned the Trotters a win at the Macron Stadium.Championship results:Bournemouth 2-1 WolvesBrentford 4-1 HuddersfieldBrighton 2-0 DerbyCharlton 2-1 Nottingham ForestMiddlesbrough 3-0 MillwallRotherham 1-3 CardiffWatford 1-0 FulhamBolton 1-1 Readinglast_img read more

LAPD system up by Jan. 1?

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsEarlier this month, U.S. District Judge Gary A. Feess extended the 2001 consent decree until 2009, in part because TEAMS II was not yet operational. Feess had rejected a city request for just a two-year extension, saying he wanted TEAMS II in place for that long before lifting the decree, which was imposed in the wake of the Rampart corruption scandal. He also wanted to ensure that the Police Commission and Inspector General’s Office are prepared to take over the work of the monitor after the consent decree is lifted and to have a financial-disclosure system in place for LAPD officers. “Of course we were disappointed with the judge’s decision, but we can’t sit around moaning about it,” Police Commission President John Mack said. “We need to get about making sure we meet the terms of the consent decree.” Councilman Dennis Zine, a retired police sergeant, said he believes the consent decree has been a continuing problem for the operation of the Los Angeles Police Department and he remains unconvinced that TEAMS II will work. LAPD officials voiced confidence Monday that they’ll have a troublesome computer system operating by Jan. 1, overcoming a major stumbling block in complying with the recently extended federal consent decree. During a rare joint meeting of the Police Commission and the City Council’s Public Safety Committee, consultant Gerald Chaleff said computer technicians have struggled with the complexity of the TEAMS II system, particularly the component needed to track complaints against officers. “Like all computer systems, it is taking two to three times as long as we expected and more money to implement,” said Chaleff, who served as Police Commission president before being hired to oversee the implementation of the consent decree. “Part of the problem was we had lawyers trying to design a technical system. But our goal is to have it up and running by Jan. 1, to show the court we are moving ahead in good faith.” “We have a history of spending lots of money on computer systems that don’t work,” Zine said. “I’m concerned we are putting all our hopes in this one system and, if it doesn’t work, what do we do – go back to square one?” Zine also is concerned that officials are not considering the implications of requiring financial disclosure of all officers. “First off, it’s something that we have to negotiate with the police union and I don’t think we have looked at the ramifications of what it would mean to have that information and the right to privacy that officers have,” Zine said. Mack, however, said he believes that the city cannot afford to slow down on any aspect of meeting the consent decree. “If we are successful, both in the spirit and the letter of the law, I would assert there will be a calculable benefit to the city in reducing the enormous amounts we are paying out and, beyond that, in human terms,” Mack said. “Many members in the communities of color still distrust this department. Hopefully, we will see an improvement in those relations and see developed a spirit of mutual trust and respect. You can’t put a price tag on those things.” rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

How Jurgen Klopp and Joe Gomez can help Lukaku rediscover scoring touch

first_imgSince joining from the Toffees last season in a £75million deal, the Belgium international has polarised opinion amongst United fans.As mentioned above, some choose to blame the service. However, more dissenting voices claim the striker is simply not good enough.There are a small section of eagle-eyed fans who have noticed the 25-year-old appears much bigger then when he first arrived at Old Trafford.In fact, several Twitter users have mocked or criticised Lukaku for his excessively burly physique. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Lukaku 4 years ago vs Lukaku nowHe has build unnecessary muscle and that’s not helping him at all pic.twitter.com/jGPfhzLBUg— Imran🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@_imran_mufc_) October 24, 2018 Romelu Lukaku’s woe in front of goal continues to drag on after the Belgium international failed to make a scoring impact from the bench against former club Everton on Sunday.Many have tried to defend the Manchester United striker by saying the quality of service into the box is not good enough. But when presented with a fantastic cross from the right hand side by Paul Pogba, Lukaku could only head meekly into the ground and wide. LATEST latest Lukaku spurned a huge chance to end his goal drought on Sunday afternoon 2 Lukaku taking a lot of criticism over the last few weeks.. every player goes through a tough patch of form but with Lukaku something doesn’t feel right! He has gained too much weight/muscle in such a short time! How has anyone at the club not noticed this?! pic.twitter.com/5OpHvYKD7Y— Denise (@Denise_L89) October 26, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 BEST OF Most Popular Football Stories Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img Lukaku is just a Danny Welbeck with a gym membership— Football HQ (@FootbaII_HQ) October 23, 2018If indeed the Belgian has packed on too much muscle, he need look no further than at the progress of Liverpool star Joe Gomez to see the benefit of trimming away excess mass.After a crippling knee injury picked up after joining from Charlton in 2015 threatened to derail his Anfield career, the youngster faced a monumental task to get back into Jurgen Klopp‘s plans.Before the start of the previous campaign, Klopp told Gomez exactly how he was going to break into the first team picture – lose the muscle.Speaking in July 2017, the German said: ““When I came in I saw him for about 20 minutes playing in the under-21s. Then he got the injury and I thought: ‘Oh my God’. Although he is certainly not ‘small’ now, Gomez has trimmed down massively since his early Liverpool days Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos 2 Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update gameday cracker “Everybody told me what a wonderful player he is. When he came back he got injured and then when he came back again he was heavy.“He had a lot of muscle and you only need muscles like that if you’re going to the beach or whatever.”Since then, Gomez has established himself alongside Virgil van Dijk as a first-team regular for the Reds as well as regaining his place in the England squad.The 21-year-old may not have the experience of Dejan Lovren, but you would be hard pressed to find many who would not agree the Englishman is much more consistent than his erratic centre-half colleague. revealed scrap Having not scored a goal in over 13 hours of Premier League football, Lukaku may want to lay off the weights for the time being.Of course, this may not end his barren spell in front of goal. But, with boss Jose Mourinho still in the firing line, he may want to have a word with his star striker about toning down his gym routine.last_img read more

GOVERNMENT APPROVES EXTENSION AT ROYAL AND PRIOR SCHOOL

first_imgEDUCATION Minister Ruairi Quinn has approved funding for new accommodation at Royal & Prior school in Raphoe.The funding will go to 1 x 80m2 Music/Drama Room, 1 x 80m2 DCG room, 1 x 109m2 Guidance suite & 1 x 63m2 Learning Support Room.Minister Dinny McGinley has welcomed the funding.  GOVERNMENT APPROVES EXTENSION AT ROYAL AND PRIOR SCHOOL was last modified: May 16th, 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

Finn Valley College Wins Donegal ETB’s 2017 Enterprise Day

first_imgCongratulations to Finn Valley College, Stranorlar who are this year’s winners of Donegal ETB’s 2017 Enterprise Day for schools and Youthreach centres. The event took place in Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) on Wednesday 18 October. Second place went to Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore Island, while Loreto Secondary School, Letterkenny came third.Two hundred and fifty young people from twenty-one schools and Youthreach centres from across the county participated in the event which involved each team developing a product on which they were judged in a Dragon’s Den-type set up. Teams were given a business mentor and an LYIT business studies student to guide them throughout the day.Entrepreneur Stephen Maguire from Donegal Daily spoke to participants in the morning on entrepreneurship success and failure.Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada who came in second place at the ETB Enterprise DayAnother entrepreneur, Katie McGloin, the founder of the award winning KT Clothing company and a student at Donegal ETB school Magh Éne College, Bundoran, spoke to participants on how to pitch a business idea.Katie won the Foróige Young Entrepreneur of the year and U Magazine’s Start Up of the Year at their 30 Under 30 awards earlier this year. After teams pitched their ideas to the judges, the final three teams then pitched to all participants. The judges found it very difficult to pick an outright winner due to the high standard of work presented to them.Finn Valley’s product was called “Watch-It”, a unisex watch that could be used as a fashion accessory with the addition of a ‘panic’ button.  When held down for three seconds the watch would send a text message to the wearer’s ICE contacts to alert them that they were in an unsafe situation.  The idea is that all those who may go out alone, or indeed get separated from friends, would feel safer.  The product would not just be targeted at people who go out socially but those who may go out exercising alone or elderly people who may be in a situation where they need assistance.  The product would be retailed at €15, making it affordable to all demographics.Speaking about the Enterprise Day, Donegal ETB Chief Executive Anne McHugh commented, “We’re really pleased in Donegal ETB to be hosting this wonderful event. It’s our fourth year and I’m so delighted that so many schools and Youthreach centres have joined us today. It’s wonderful that students are getting the chance to be entrepreneurial and to be creative with their ideas and to get some assistance from the business mentors and judges who have given up the day to be with us.”The participating schools and Youthreach centres were the Abbey Vocational School, Donegal Town; Carndonagh Community School; Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny; Colaiste Chineal Eoghan, Buncrana; Colaiste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon; Crana College, Buncrana; Deele College, Raphoe; Errigal College, Letterkenny; Finn Valley College, Stranorlar; Moville Community College; Gairmscoil Chu Uladh, Ballinamore; Gairmscoil Mhic Diarmada, Arranmore; Loreto Community School Milford; Loreto Convent, Letterkenny; Magh Ene College, Bundoran; Mulroy College, Milford; PCC Falcarragh; St Eunan’s College, Letterkenny; St Columba’s College, Stranorlar; Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana and Youthreach Buncrana/Glengad.Donegal ETB and the organising committee would like to extend a huge thank you to all students, learners, teachers, Gartan OETC staff, Lee Gooch and LYIT for participating in and assisting with the day. Particular thanks is extended to the business mentors and judges who gave up their day to support the event, including Ken MacKenzie, Prudential; Michael Brennan, DLDC; Laura McGonagle, AIB; Cormac Oates, Permanent TSB; Jimmy Stafford, Bank of Ireland; Evelyn Mc Glynn, Evelyn McMarketing!; Ray Winters, Smyths Feeds; Michael Black, Optimal Fitness; Gary Duffy, Foróige; Patricia Hill, Stateside; Mary Crawford, The Right Angle; Emmet Rushe, Rushe Fitness; Richard Finney, The Counter Deli; Gabrielle McMonagle, Gabrielle’s Diary; Sarah-Marie McDevitt, Pinehill Studios; Patrick Gildea, Patrick Gildea Hairdressing; Ann McGeever, La Maison; Joe Cannon, Joanne Gallinagh, Ciaran O Brien, Mairead McFadden, Paddy Kelly, Brenda Doherty, Chloe McLaughlin, Christina McElhinney, Eileen McGettigan, Geoffrey Browne, Patsy McVicar and Aoibheann Walsh.We will bring Donegal Daily readers a full picture special from the event in tomorrow’s online edition.This is the fourth year of this event which saw an increase on the number of entries from 2016. Further information and photos of the day can be found on Donegal ETB’s website (www.donegaletb.ie), Facebook page and Twitter account (@DonegalETB #ETBEnterprise17).Loreto Secondary School in Letterkenny who came third in the ETB Enterprise Day.Finn Valley College Wins Donegal ETB’s 2017 Enterprise Day was last modified: October 21st, 2017 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:donegalETB Enterprise Daylast_img read more

New Donegal library could be named after poet Francis Harvey

first_imgThe legacy of Donegal poet Francis Harvey could be forever enshrined in the new Donegal Town library if a motion is passed to name the building in his honour. Harvey, a well-known poet and playwright, passed away in 2014 at the age of 89.Although born in Enniskillen, he lived most of his life in Donegal and much of his work was rooted in and inspired by the county. County Councillor Barry Sweeny has proposed that the new library in Donegal Town should be named in honour of Harvey. The motion will be brought to the council at next week’s meeting of the municipal district.Describing Harvey as ‘The Seamus Heaney of Donegal’, Cllr Sweeny said that the cultural offering of Donegal Town would be greatly enhanced, and the wider area could benefit by raising the profile of Francis Harvey locally.Cllr Sweeny brought a motion to the county council earlier this week seeking to name libraries or special rooms in libraries after appropriate individuals. The Donegal MD councillor said that Donegal has many artists and writers who connect closely with the local landscape, history and people. He said that honouring particular persons in library names would be another way of connecting the public to libraries. He highlighted the impact that Yeats’ legacy has had on Sligo and the impact that Derry poet Seamus Heaney has had on his homeplace.“I think branding libraries will engage and educate people and give a higher appreciation of what they have on offer,” Cllr Sweeny said. New Donegal library could be named after poet Francis Harvey was last modified: October 3rd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:cllr barry sweenyDonegal TownFrancis Harveylibrarylast_img read more