26 Teams Apply for CAF Club Licensing System

first_imgThe Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association, B. Alphonso Armah, has disclosed that all the teams in the 1st and the 2nd divisions have written letters of intent for CAF’s Club Licensing System (CLS), for the LFA 2014/2015 League, writes Leroy M. Sonpon, III.Armah told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview yesterday that 12 1st division and 14 2nd division teams, totaling 26 teams, met deadline.The July 17’s deadline was in consonance with the warning of the LFA to spontaneously drop any teams which failed to deliberately refuse to write the LFA.The 1st divisions clubs are: IE, LPRC Oilers, LISCR FC, BYC I, Keitrace FC, MC Breweries, NPA Anchors, Watanga, Jubilee, Fatu FC, Aries and FC Fassell.And the 2nd division teams Young Pro, G. Black Star, FC Monrovia, ELWA United, BYC II, Gardnersville FC, USA FC, Super Rollers FC, Mighty Barrolle, Sime Darby , Gedi Ambassadors amongst others.Meanwhile, Mr. Armah stated that clubs which show their affidavit of ownership of club, stadium, practice pitch (at least up to three clubs could join), office space, prove of financial capacity to bankroll salaries, coach and a technical director (minimum B Certificate in Coaching) would be allowed to participate in the 2014/2015 LFA League.He said the LFA would begin the partnership with club soon to work-out the club licensing system.Armah said the youthful program on the youthful teams might be effective as of the 2015/2016 LFA League.He however reemphazied that the LFA has agreed to make the Antoinette Tubman Stadium (ATS) the stadium for all applied teams.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Taxi driver jailed for illegal gun, ammo

first_imgDevon Porter of West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, who was nabbed by police during a high-speed chase in August 2018, was on Friday jailed for two years after he was found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition possession charges.The ruling was handed down by Magistrate Dylon Bess, who found Porter guilty of the charges after the trial was completed at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Porter, a taxi driver, had denied both charges when they were read to him by Magistrate Judy Latchman during his first court appearance.The court heard that on August 9, 2018, while he was in the vicinity of Howes Street, Charlestown, Georgetown, he had in his possession a .38 revolver without being a licenced firearm holder.The second charge stated that on the same day, he also had in his possession one live matching round.Devon Porter being escorted by a Police rankThe prosecution had informed the court that the 38-year-old man was arrested after a high-speed chase with police through the Charlestown, Georgetown area.According to police, upon observing the “suspicious movements” of motorcar PWW 149, the lawmen signalled the driver to stop the vehicle, but instead, the accused accelerated and ended up crashing into a lamp post in Lying Street, Charlestown.As police approached the car, Porter was seen throwing the firearm through the window into a nearby drain. The car accelerated and eventually crashed into a light post.last_img read more

Jagdeo questions Govt’s access to fund

first_imgAmaila falls US$80M …says “Green strategy” still to reach ParliamentNow that the Government has revealed that it has been able to secure another tranche of the Norway Fund, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has again expressed his discontent with the solar energy deal, while pointing out that there is still no clear framework for renewable energy in Guyana.Jagdeo also argued that nothing of this nature was taken to Parliament, and warned that spending of monies must meet the stipulations in the agreement with Norway. Therefore he questioned what public policy document the Government had presented to Norway.He recalled that Director of the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) Per Fredrik had stated that Guyana needs to establish a credible pathway to a clean and renewable energy transition, in line with its nationally determined contributions and the original Norway agreement.“Pharo made it clear that this must be done through a public policy document with formal status,” Jagdeo said. According to him, the Government’s Green State Development Strategy cannot be the public policy document with formal status, since that has not even been completed.“The Green State Strategy is hollow. We don’t know what document they gave to Norway. They have to come clean, they have to say how all the safeguards in the original agreement will be met, and they have to say how the money will be spent transparently,” Jagdeo told a news conference on Thursday.The former Head of State, whose brainchild is the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS) — the proposal that helped to earn Guyana funds from Norway for protecting its rainforest — expressed worry over all of these issues, while claiming that Government may have tried to deceive the Norwegian Government.Trip to NorwayJagdeo also questioned Government officials’ recent trip to Norway, because he feels the local delegation was not prepared to discuss long-term plans, but was more focused on getting some money.“It seems that the only purpose of the trip was to get the US$80 million, to get permission from Norway to spend the money. This is typical of Government; (having) nothing new conceptually, only spending what the PPP left.”Further to that, the Opposition Leader said he expected that Government would have had a comprehensive discussion. He therefore said, “The visit should have resulted in clarity on how we (Guyana) will receive the final tranche to take us up to the $250 million earned in the first agreement. There should have been clarity about the status of the negotiations for the new agreement.”Amaila Falls ProjectNorway had, since 2009, supported the Amaila Falls Project, depositing US$80 million in the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), earmarked for Guyana’s equity share in Amaila Falls Hydropower Inc, a special purpose company for realising the project. But in December 2015, Government announced that the US$80 million which had been earmarked for the project could go to other energy initiatives.Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson had said that the independent fact-based assessment conducted by Norconsult does not define Amaila as the best option for renewable energy in Guyana, but rather the “most advanced”. He explained that there are 67 other sites in Guyana that have potential to generate hydropower, but Amaila is the only site with the most dated feasibility report.Patterson noted, too, that if Government were to pursue Amaila, it would mean other renewable energy plants would need to be established to complement the power provided by Amaila. On these grounds, he explained, Government is still deciding on the best way forward.The APNU/AFC Administration, since its days in the Opposition, has been strongly against the Project – which could have been providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy in the next few months, had it been given the green light from the inception.Nonetheless, Government had announced that the report by Norconsult would determine whether the project will move forward.The Amaila Falls Hydropower Project, which started under the previous Administration, was the flagship project of the five-year forest protection partnership.Guyana was expected to earn up to US$250 million in performance-based payments based on an independent verification of deforestation and forest degradation rates and progress on REDD+ enabling activities.REDD+ is a global initiative that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation.Norway had transferred US$80 million to the IDB for the project, but when the APNU/AFC Government took office, it said that proceeding with the project would be irresponsible. Norway had urged the Government to consider the merits of the project, as Guyana stood to lose the US$80 million earmarked if it failed to come up with a plan for transformational renewable energy sources that can be realised in the next few years, hence a review of the project was conducted. (Samuel Sukhnandan)last_img read more

Techs helps golfers keep on truckin’

first_imgPACIFIC PALISADES – Corey Pavin was in his hotel room on the eve of the final round at last week’s AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am when he accidentally knocked his golf bag into the wall. His driver took the brunt of the fall and snapped. Pavin frantically started making phone calls to the folks at TaylorMade. The trucks are ready for business Mondays at about 7:30a.m. Players and caddies drop off clubs that need a tweak here or there. Within minutes, the job is done. The longest any change takes is 45 minutes, and that’s to regrip a set of clubs. One player came in because something was rattling in the head of his driver. Jason Werner, a fitter and builder in training, fixed it in seconds. “It’s overwhelming the first time you see the truck,” Werner said. “But you get used to the flow of things.” Henry Luna, 33, drives the 18-wheel mobile workshop – which he likens to a big Cadillac – and is a technician on board as well. When he landed the job seven years ago, he first had to go to truck-driving school to get his Class A license. He didn’t mind a bit. “It’s a way of life,” Luna said. “I don’t know what I’d do if I didn’t do this.” Luna is on the road for about 10 months of the year but gets Novembers and Decembers off. He leaves a tournament Wednesday and begins the trek to the next tour stop. Luna can drive up to 11 consecutive hours, but he knows all the stops so well that he finds time to sightsee along the way. He has made himself some fancy-looking clubs but doesn’t have much time, nor skill, to use them. “I’m not that good,” Luna said. “I can build you the master club; I can’t hit them.” Technician Wade Liles, 39, is the jokester in the truck. He has plenty of stories to tell, like the one in which John Daly drove the ball so poorly at the 2002 Kemper Open that he gave his driver away during the middle of the round. He told the delighted fan that he couldn’t hit it, so maybe the fan could. Liles wasn’t annoyed. “He called me and I had to build five new clubs,” Liles said. “If I didn’t build golf clubs, I wouldn’t have a job.” When a gentleman came into the truck Tuesday and asked Liles if he could fix his club, he said sure. The man came back with a Nike box. “That would be Nike golf,” Liles deadpanned. “Square clubs in a square box.” TaylorMade doesn’t even make the new square drivers, which Nike and other companies debuted recently. Liles married his wife, Flora, two years ago, and he said she used to cry every Sunday when he left. Of course, his co-workers had a field day with that. They banter while making small changes to expensive golf equipment – little things that could mean thousands, or even millions, of dollars to pros. “They’re pretty good,” Retief Goosen said. “They can make a set of clubs probably in about 20minutes. The guys are good, and they’ve got every possible technology thing on there that you can use to get your clubs sorted out.” And with that, Goosen was off to the driving range to test some drivers. Luna usually doesn’t leave his Carlsbad home – where TaylorMade’s main facility is – without his chihuahuas, although they weren’t on this trip. He loves his job so much he named one Taylor and his picture is just above the counter. The dog used to sit on the counter in the shop during the day’s commotion, but when he turned 1, he began to bark at players and Luna put him up front – an area complete with air conditioning – for fear he might bite someone. You can find Sergio Garcia in back playing PlayStation sometimes, too. “Anything we need done, they can do in minutes,” Pavin said. “I don’t change stuff very often, but when I do, I have total confidence in them.” jill.painter@dailynews.com (818) 713-3615 THIS WEEK PGA TOUR Nissan Open Site: Los Angeles. Schedule: Thursday-Sunday. Course: Riviera Country Club (7,260 yards, par 71). Purse: $5.2 million. Winner’s share: $936,000. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, noon-3 p.m.) and CBS (Saturday, noon- 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon-3:30 p.m.). LPGA TOUR SBS Open at Turtle Bay Site: Kahuku, Hawaii. Schedule: Thursday-Saturday. Course: Turtle Bay Resort, Arnold Palmer Course (6,578 yards, par 72). Purse: $1.1 million. Winner’s share: $165,000. Television: Golf Channel (Thursday-Saturday, 3:30-6 p.m.). CHAMPIONS TOUR Outback Steakhouse Pro-Am Site: Lutz, Fla. Schedule: Friday-Sunday. Course: TPC of Tampa Bay (6,628 yards, par 71). Purse: $1.6 million. Winner’s share: $240,000. Television: Golf Channel (Friday, 9:30a.m.-noon) and NBC (Saturday, 1-3 p.m.; Sunday, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.). ALSO … PGA European Tour/Asian Tour: Indonesian Open, Thursday-Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia. TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 4:30-7:30 a.m.). Nationwide Tour/Australasian PGA Tour: Jacob’s Creek Open, Thursday-Sunday in Adelaide, Australia. TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Sunday, 7:30-9:30 a.m.). – Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Pavin, a UCLA product, normally travels with backup drivers, but he said there was no storage at Pebble Beach. With today’s technology, there’s no need. After he received his driver, all was well. Nike, TaylorMade, Titleist and all the golf companies line their tricked-out trucks near the driving range at each and every PGA Tour stop. They’re settled between the 10th fairway and driving range at Riviera this week for the Nissan Open, which tees off Thursday. The golf-club technicians had their final round Tuesday, which is when players and caddies jam the small truck with requests. Each request is posted on an order sheet and lined above the workstation, much like a kitchen. TaylorMade recently debuted two new drivers – the SuperQuads and Burners – and 30 players have begun using them in tournaments the past twoweeks. TaylorMade services 48players on the PGA Tour. “It’s been chaotic with the new drivers,” said Paul Loegering, a tour representative for TaylorMade. center_img By Sunday morning, he was testing new drivers – made to his specifications – at the driving range. “It was a scramble,” said Pavin, who finished in a tie for sixth. “It was not a good situation. I don’t usually panic.” last_img read more

Messi glitters as Barca reach Champions League quarters

first_img0Shares0000Lionel Messi scored twice, including a penalty, and set up two more goals as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 to march on to the Champions League quarter-finals© AFP PAU BARRENABARCELONA, Spain, March 14 – Lionel Messi came up just short of matching Cristiano Ronaldo’s hat-trick a day earlier but still scored twice and set up two more as Barcelona beat Lyon 5-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.After Ronaldo’s treble on Tuesday for Juventus sent Atletico Madrid packing in Turin, Messi delivered his own symphony at the Camp Nou, where Lyon were outplayed save for a very brief period in the second half when they threatened a comeback in this last-16 tie. A 0-0 draw in France in the first leg last month meant Lyon always had a chance to make Barca nervous, but Messi’s sumptuously chipped penalty and a simple finish from Philippe Coutinho looked to have finished the tie before half-time.Yet Lucas Tousart’s volley left Lyon one goal away from putting Barcelona out, only for Messi to take charge. He scored once more, before teeing up Gerard Pique and Ousmane Dembele to complete the victory.Messi now has 108 goals in the Champions League, behind Ronaldo’s imperious 124, but his latest double takes his team one step closer to the trophy they crave the most.They go into Friday’s draw for the last eight as the sole Spanish representative, along with Juventus, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Porto and Ajax.The last time Spain only had one team left at this stage of the competition was 2010 and after Atletico Madrid’s exit to Juventus on Tuesday, Barca needed to win to avoid the first Spanish black-out in the quarter-finals since 2005.Coutinho had been whistled off by his own fans last weekend but was picked to start, preferred to Dembele who had just recovered from a hamstring strain. World Cup winner Nabil Fekir started for Lyon, having served a suspension in the first leg.Lyon could barely escape their own penalty area in early exchanges as Messi got to work. He fired one shot towards the top corner and then latched onto a Sergio Busquets pass but Anthony Lopes sprung out to intercept.– Exquisite –Jason Denayer was not as quick in the 16th minute. By the time he had twisted to follow Messi’s pass, the excellent Luis Suarez was a step ahead. Denayer slid but was nowhere near the ball and Suarez dragged his foot to make the contact clear.A penalty was given, although Messi was made to wait while VAR checked but there was no sign of tension. His chip down the middle was exquisite.Lyon improved and Moussa Dembele’s shot needed a strong block from Clement Lenglet before Lopes collided with Coutinho and had to be replaced, in tears, in the 34th minute by Mathieu Gorgelin.That was not before Barca had scored a second as the faultless Arthur Melo played an angled pass into Suarez, who wriggled clear. With only Lopes to beat, he tapped across for Coutinho, who had an open net.Suarez let the ball run through his, and Marcelo’s, legs while Messi twice could have added a third, once before half-time when he was denied from the angle, and once shortly after, when Fernando Marcal cleared his lifted finish off the line.Lyon looked dead and buried but found a way back in just before the hour. It came from a corner, which Barca three times failed to clear. Amid the scramble, Tousart had time to chest and volley into the corner.For 10 minutes, Barcelona were edgy but while Fekir lashed over, Lyon failed to step forward. Their momentum subsided and Messi finished them off in a late flurry.First, his dummy sent Denayer and Marcelo flying and his shot was too strong for the weak hand of Gorgelin. Then, he twice tore away on the counter-attack, finding Pique at the back post and finally Dembele, who made it five.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

STRICTLY COME DANCING AT MUFF GAA CLUB IS SOLD OUT!

first_imgCLUB LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner in last weeks lotto the numbers drawn were7-6-3-4-2-5-1. There was one  €100 winner  who was as follows: Grainne McCool, Craig Park MuffThe Club would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the club the essential means of continuing to give our local kids and adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime.  If any kids would like to start selling lottos each week feel free to contact their coach for more information.Next Weeks Jackpot €850UNDERAGEOur under 8s continue every  Sunday  at  the Community Centre from 1.15pm to 2.15pm. The Under 10s also are on every Monday in ture from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. for more info on these age groups contact Daniel on 0862072745 or Brendan on 0879946703. Under 12 boys training is on every  Sunday in ture pitch at 12.45pm to 2pm. Children can b left down after mass as coaches will be there from 12.15pm , €2 for training, all new faces welcome.Under  14 training is on every Sunday evening at 6pm to 7.30pm and Thursday evenings from 6pm to 7.30pm.The minors and U-16s resume training on Monday the 4th of January in ture. For anyone interested in playing this year they can contact Daniel on 0862072745 or Billy on 0879294352.The minors got their season up and running on Sunday morning with a great victory over malin in ture running out 3-14 to 1-5 winners, next up for the lads is an away trip to uriss on Sunday.STRICTLY COME DANCINGAfter huge demand which we are absolutely overwhelmed and delighted about, our Strictly Come Dancing on Easter Sunday night has SOLD OUT. Tickets did not go on general sale as they were sold out just to the dancers and committee. Fantastic community support, thank you to everyone. Can’t wait until 27th March for what will be a brilliant night!!If you are looking for a ticket please contact any dancer or committee member to see if they have any left or you can put your name down for the waiting list MEMBERSHIPClub registration is being taken tomorrow night &. Every Monday night from 8:30-10pm at the club house,Prices are as follows:Youth (U-18) – €10Student – €15 Adult – €30Family – €50Club Membership + 1yrs Subscription to our weekly Lotto:Family Subscription + 1 Line for 52 weeks @ €120A saving of €34 over the year.Family Subscription + 3 lines for 52 weeks @ €200A saving of €110 over the year.Pick your 7 numbers and submit with your membership formand appropriate fee.Payment by instalments is available. For more information please contact:Club Secretary Ciaran on 0862027534 or Club Registrar Dermot on 0879978968.CLUB GEARThere is a limited stock of some club gear and Club Donegal gear available in the clubhouse,Please contact Dermot on 0879978968 for availability.As always keep up to date with club activities through Facebook,Twitter,Club APP and through are website on www.naomhpadraig.comSTRICTLY COME DANCING AT MUFF GAA CLUB IS SOLD OUT! was last modified: March 7th, 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:GAAmuffSportStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

FALCARRAGH HERITAGE WALKING WEEKEND – SIÚLÓIDÍ OIDHREACHTA THULACH BHEAGLAÍOCH

first_imgIT’S time to get the boots on for this weekend’s  activities to celebrate the 21st walk from Gaoth Dobhair across Taobh a’Leithead to Gort a’Choirce and on to Falcarrach takes place – Siúloid Tulach a’Beaglaoich – to the historical burial graveyard & 13th century church walls at Baile an Teampall outside Falcarragh.This is the first of 4 Gathering Events in Falcarragh this year.Estimated distance 15 miles. As it is the 21st walk (having started in 1992 but having had to cancel the walk in 2001 due to the Foot & Mouth outbreak) and also as this is the Gathering year it was decided to extend to a weekend event.‘Gaoth Dobhair was, until 1834 part of the Tullaghbegley parish. As a result the graveyard in Baile an Teampall served that area also. The remains were carried by four teams of four men over Taobh a’Leithead, through Caoldroim to the Glenea river, through Caiseal gap, across the Tullaghbegley river and to the graveyard’.As a commemoration of our heritage & history the weekend 3 – 5 May will include a talk/presentation on the historical background of Tullaghbegley graveyard as the then burial place for the Rosses, Gaoth Dobhair and Cloughaneely communities. A walk on the old Railway line and Muckish mountain on the Saturday and the now annual Tullaghbegley mountain walk on Sunday are among the events taking place.Back in the early 90’s three young women from coiste Glór na nGael had among its heritage plans and actions the cleaning, restoration and documentation of the history of Tullaghabegley graveyard. The restoration works commenced in February 1992 as did the first commentorative walk on the 16 February. Little did the coiste Glór na nGael members Maire Nic Suibhne, Maire Nic Gairbhe, Mairín Ní Dubhchoin think that the walk would become an annual event and see this years walk come of age with the 21st siúloid. Cumann Staire Cloich Cheann Fhaola, the organisers of the heritage weekend, extend an invitation to all past walkers & groups to join with current walkers and visitors to take part in the weekend of commemoration.Clár don Deireadh Seachtaine / Weekend ProgrammeDé hAoine / Friday 3/5/2013 – An tSeanbheairic6.00 i.n. Turas stairiúil / Visit local Historical Sites Lainseáil Learscáil Stairiúil a dhearaigh Páistí Scoil Fhionáin Launch of Historical Map designed by Scoil Fhionáin pupils7.30 i.n. Taispeántas de Ghriangrafanna “ Siúlóid Thulach Beaglaigh Thar na mBlianta” Exhibition of Photographs of previous walks Píosa Físe / Video of previous walksOscailt Oifigiúil / Official OpeningLéacht Stairiúil / History of Tullaghobegley le Seán Ó ConnacháinSeisiún Ceoil / Music Session Dé Sathairn / Saturday 4/5/2013 – An tSeanbheairic12.00 Siúlóidí Treoraithe ag fágail ón tSeanbheairic Guided Walks leaving from An tSeanbheairicBealach an Bhóthair Iarainn / Old Railway Walk (Moderate walk)An Mhucais / Muckish Mountain (Challenging Walk)• Bring rainproof clothing, water and lunch• Proper footwear must be worn7.30 Toraíocht Taisce Stairiúil / Historical Treasure Hunt leaving from Shamrock Lodge10.00 Ceol sna Tithe Tabhairne / MusicDé Dómhnaigh / Sunday 5/5/2013 – Loistín na Seanróige12.00 nóin Bus ag fágail ón Fhálcarrach12.30 i.n. An 21ú Siúlóid – Turas an tSleibhe / Mountain Walk6.00 p.m Suipéar sa tSeamrock do na siúloirí / Walkers stew10.00i.n. Céilí / Ceol sna Tithe TabhairneEolas: www.anfalcarrachlecheile.comwww.thedonegalgathering.comsuibhnem@eircom.net087 9238132 nó 074 9135300 nó 074 9162787Oifig Eolais: An tSeanbheairic 074 9180655.FALCARRAGH HERITAGE WALKING WEEKEND – SIÚLÓIDÍ OIDHREACHTA THULACH BHEAGLAÍOCH was last modified: May 2nd, 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:FALCARRAGH HERITAGE WALKING WEEKEND – SIÚLÓIDÍ OIDHREACHTA THULACH BHEAGLAÍOCHlast_img read more

CHRISTMAS CRACKDOWN BY GARDAI AND PSNI – “WE WILL NOT TOLERATE DRUNK-DRIVING.”

first_imgCross Border Anti Drink Driving Campaign – An Garda Síochána in partnership with the Police Service of Northern Ireland at last year’s launch on the border at Belleek. From left are Brian Richardson, PCSP, Jamie Gallagher, Road Safety Officer Donegal County Council, Garrett Monaghan, Traffice Corp, Inspector Stephen Hasslett, Senior Sergant Joe Hannigan, Inspector Michael Harrison, Traffic Corp., Niall Sherran, Traffic Corp, Cllr. Harry Rutherford and Stephen Lambert, RSA. Photo Clive WassonThe Gardai and the PSNI will today join forces to get the message across that drink-driving will not be tolerated as the festive season fast approaches.Two of the most senior policemen in the North-West will meet on the Donegal/Derry border at Bridgend to get that message across.As part of the very public display of zero tolerance, PSNI Road Policing Unit and the Garda Traffic Traffic Corps will operate a joint traffic check at 3.15pm. Head of the Donegal Garda Traffic Corps, Inspector Michael Harrison and PSNI Inspector Steve Haslett will address the briefing.An the message will be loud and clear – “get behind the wheel with alcohol and you will be caught.”With just nine days left to Christmas, Gardai say they will be out in force at various checkpoints over the holidays.There will also be an emphasis placed on speed with speed cameras in operations at various points across the county. Both campaigns have been backed by Donegal County Council and Derry City Council.Many bars are now operating designated drink-driver promotions with free soft drinks as an incentive for some to drive.But with large crowds already entering the festive spirit, Gardai say it is inevitable that many will try and take the chance by drinking and driving.CHRISTMAS CRACKDOWN BY GARDAI AND PSNI – “WE WILL NOT TOLERATE DRUNK-DRIVING.” was last modified: December 16th, 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:drink-driving campaign 2014GardaiPSNIlast_img read more

AMERICAN COMPANY BUYS LETTERKENNY RETAIL PARK

first_imgAN American investment company has bought Letterkenny Retail Park in a multi-million euro deal.Davidson Kempner, alongside minority asset management partner Alanis Capital, paid €170M for five retail parks – including Letterkenny – which were being sold by receivers on behalf of Bank of Ireland.The Letterkenny facility has 38 shops paying rents of €3.06 million with tenants including H&M, New Look, River Island, Menarys and TK Maxx. Other leading tenants include Marks & Spencer, Homebase, Boots, Argos, Halfords and Smyths Toys.The deal includes the purchase of retail parks in Sligo, Tullamore, Killarney and Nutgrove in Dublin. AMERICAN COMPANY BUYS LETTERKENNY RETAIL PARK was last modified: September 17th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:American investorhigher rentsLetterkenny Retail Parklast_img read more

Picture Special: Loreto Letterkenny host fun festive trade fair

first_imgThe Loreto Christmas Trade Fair takes place today in Letterkenny, where festive fun and unique gifts can be found for all looking to get into the seasonal spirit.The event at the Letterkenny girls’ secondary school is open to the public now until 1pm (Thursday) – all are welcome to call down and get great presents for all the family.The school gym is buzzing with festive music and wonderful smells of sweet treats, pancakes, crepes and popcorn fill the room. Students have donned their best Christmas accessories and facepaint to create a great festive feel. This is the first year of the Loreto Christmas Trade Fair, which was coordinated by teachers Ms Boyle and Ms McGowan.A mix of first, second, Transition and fifth-year students have been working hard on their stalls for this event. The students worked with their Business Studies and Mini-Company teachers to design small enterprises, create homemade gifts and plan sales strategies for the big day.Bank of Ireland Letterkenny Branch Manager Jimmy Stafford and Lucia McCauley, BOI Youth Co-Ordinator visited all stalls to judge the students’ business skills. Three winners will be chosen based on the best display of enterprise. Trade Fair judges: Bank of Ireland Letterkenny Branch Manager Jimmy Stafford and Lucia McCauley, BOI Youth Co-Ordinator with Loreto Letterkenny students.Loreto Letterkenny Teachers: L-R: Ms Geraldine Griffin, Ms Elaine Gallagher, Ms Siobhan McKeague, Ms Maureen Gallagher, Ms Mairead Boyle, Ms Nicole McLaughlin and Ms Lisa McGowanUp to 64 stalls have been set up in the gym, showcasing unique Christmas crafts and foods.Candle holders, personalised plates, Christmas trees, Santa boxes, paper art and much much more can be bought as presents at competitive prices. Cookies, candy canes, cupcakes, chocolates are all there to tempt the taste buds and are all presented in creative packaging.The hall is decked in impressive decorations, which were provided by Erin Kelly and all the team at Homebase Letterkenny. Free tea and coffee is provided for guests, with delicious cakes sponsored by Highland Bakery.After the success of today, it is hoped that the school can build on the event and welcome more guests to enjoy the festivities in the years to come.Check out a selection of the stalls in the gallery below:Photos by Rachel McLaughlin, Donegal Daily Picture Special: Loreto Letterkenny host fun festive trade fair was last modified: November 30th, 2017 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:BusinessCHristmascraftseducationletterkennyLORETO CONVENTTrade Fairlast_img read more