Analysing the cost for the ICJ case

first_imgDear Editor,It is hard to accept and understand the exuberant cost estimates associated with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) case of Guyana vs Venezuela as it pertains to the county of Essequibo. There have been a number of cases where it has taken several years, and in some cases decades, vs oil companies or even the USA Government and the cost of the cases have not surpassed the million-dollar mark. These cases usually entail a number of appeals. A good example was the recent legal case and the settlement associated with NYPD illegal Muslim surveillance. This case was quite sensitive, difficult and costly with the legal fees over almost five years being only US $950,000. Also in the award from the court, legal expenses were included and returned to the plaintiff in the case. If the return of our legal costs are included, then the funds may also be salvaged. In addition, our Bar Association, along with members and alumni of our legal fraternity should be able to furnish sufficient lawyers of high calibre to support this legal pursuit at the ICJ. The inclusion of legal counsel from Her Majesty’s team should also be able to bolster the effort and aid in containing any excessive costs associated. A bit of research into the matter and precedence associated with costs should be quite informative and eye-opening for those putting together the effort at the ICJ. We must also keep in mind that the country has had a very long time in which to be well prepared for this undertaking and a bipartisan approach in the legal team’s makeup will both unite us and make us stronger verses our external adversaries. In this undertaking we must and will have to be as One People from One Nation with One Destiny.Best regards,Jamil Changleelast_img read more

Soldiers implicated in Essequibo Coast rape/robbery fired

first_imgTwo Guyana Defence Force (GDF) ranks who were implicated in a rape and robbery on the Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), have been fired.A source close to the investigation told Guyana Times on Wednesday that the two were fired on Tuesday.“Because of the nature of the allegations, it was in the best interest of the GDF to let them go,” the source said.Meanwhile, a close relative of the rape victim told this publication that she remains traumatised by the incident, which occurred last Saturday at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground.When contacted for an update on the case, Commander of G Division (Essequibo Coast and Islands), Khalid Pareshram, disclosed that the two men, both of whom were attached to the Sixth Infantry Battalion, Anna Regina, are still in custody, even as legal advice is being sought.According to the Commander, the woman who was raped is in her 20s while her boyfriend is 18.Reports are the couple were at the Anna Regina Community Centre Ground, which is close to the GDF base, for an event and at about 23:30h as they were enjoying an evening together, the two ranks attacked them.Guyana Times was told that the soldiers dealt the young man several blows about his body, took away his money and gold chain, and demanded that his girlfriend have sex with them or else they would rape him.At first, this demand was shut down, but the two ranks severely beat the young man. They then allegedly took turns raping the woman as she wept bitterly and asked them to stop.The young man had no choice but to watch his girlfriend being sexually assaulted. After the ordeal, the young couple reported the matter to the Police station. At the Police station, the couple were told that there were no ranks available to search the area.Family members then took it upon themselves to look for the two perpetrators. Upon seeing the angry mob of residents, the two men escaped. The couple was taken to hospital where the young lady was admitted. The Police subsequently took statements from the two traumatised young people and an investigation was launched.An identification parade was done on Monday afternoon at the Suddie Police Station and the two perpetrators were positively identified by the victims. This newspaper was told that while the ID parade was in progress, colleagues of the implicated ranks were heard shouting derogatory remarks towards the victims.Guyana Times understands that the young male victim is an acquaintance of both ranks. The GDF in a release on Monday stated that it would give the necessary support to the Guyana Police Force as investigations continue into the heinous crime.Residents in the area said young people would usually “hang out” in the area and never expected something like this coming from workers in the respectable office. Regional Chairman Devanand Ramdatt recently penned a letter to this newspaper calling for urgent action to be taken by the relevant authorities to address the rape allegation.“The entire region, known for its peace, is very much concerned about the allegations raised. The RDC further reiterates its call for all the relevant authorities and agencies to be involved in addressing these serious allegations, so that a timely, fair, and just process can be achieved,” Ramdatt said.last_img read more

Cops, don’t mess with L.A.’s press

first_imgBy now, anyone who’s interested has already seen the disturbing images of the calamitous ending of Tuesday’s immigrant march in downtown Los Angeles. It’s all over Fox, CNN and the real force, Along with rally participants, the press corps at the park were hit with batons and shoved, shot at with foam bullets, pushed to the ground and their expensive equipment tossed around like trash. As the 600 LAPD officers decked out in riot gear descended on the crowd at MacArthur Park saying, “Double time, it’s tussle time,” they didn’t distinguish between reporters and agitators. With something that almost seemed like relish, they plowed through anyone in their way. And why not? They were finally getting to let loose on a group of people who pick on them all the time with impunity: journalists. The Police Protective League, the police officers’ union, responded with a request for people not to rush to judgment. OK, but how is it rushing to judgment to say cops shouldn’t interfere with journalists who are doing their job – a job protected both by the U.S. Constitution and city policy, as agreed upon after the infamous DNC clash? Maybe it wouldn’t be prudent to rush to judgment if journalists were throwing rocks or plastic bottles, as the small group of “anarchists” who reportedly provoked the police were doing. But with their TV cameras, recording equipment and LAPD-issued press badges with the bright purple stickers, it was unlikely anyone with the intelligence to pass through the LAPD academy could have mistaken them for anything other than journalists. C’mon, no man wears that much makeup unless he’s in drag or on TV. Maybe in the minds of some cops, the reporters were doing worse than throwing rocks. They were recording what was going on. The job of government and, by extension, its law enforcement proxies and journalists are naturally in mutual opposition. Government tries to limit information and access; journalists try to push for information and access. But usually it’s a metaphorical struggle. Tuesday, it manifested itself in an unfortunately physical way that has and should shake up the LAPD. Fox reporter Christina Gonzalez, with a microphone in hand and beautifully coifed hair, and her camerawoman carrying a large TV camera, were clearly not rally participants. Woe to the officers who knocked the camerawoman to the ground and shoved Gonzalez when she tried to help her partner up. The video was aired on Fox affiliates across the nation. She wasn’t the only nonparticipating, nonthreatening reporter to get hurt by the cops that day. KPCC radio’s Patricia Nazario was trying to get out of the way when she was hit twice with a baton. TV cameramen were pushed and shoved. One video clip showed a large cameraman pushed to the ground, where an officer calmly kicked him. So much for the kinder, gentler LAPD that the federal consent decree supposedly created. If officers feel they must stop their actions from being recorded, you can bet they are doing something they don’t want people to know about, like that Rodney King thing in 1991. “Believe me, this is something we will dig into,” Chief William Bratton told a group of angry reporters the next day in a City Hall news conference. Nearly 24 hours later, they were still fuming from the treatment. “There are a lot of friends in this room,” Bratton said. Don’t doubt he means it, and not just because now even the FBI is looking into the clash. Bratton’s a cop’s cop, but also a savvy politician who adheres to the old theory that you keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And you never, ever give them a reason for righteous indignation. That will last way longer than a “Budweiser” tattoo across the the chest. Mariel Garza is a columnist and editorial writer for the Los Angeles Daily News. Write to her by e-mail at mariel.garza@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THE LAPD should know by now that in America, riling up the press corps is about as good an idea as poking at a hornet’s nest. Injustice to regular people is one thing, but meting out injustice to a reporter trying to do her job is like a getting a tattoo when you’re drunk – you’ll never be free of that one stupid mistake. And thank God for that. Without that little measure of protection for the people gathering information for the masses, there wouldn’t be that many people gathering information for the masses. We just don’t get paid enough to get whacked around. But Los Angeles Police Department officers must have forgotten the hard lesson learned most recently in 2000 at the Democratic National Convention. Roughing up reporters and ordinary people cost the city more than $5 million in settlements, and showed the nation what a paramilitary organization looks like when it gets too excited about controlling the crowds. last_img read more

Kane heads long list of World Cup worries for England

first_img0Shares0000England manager Gareth Southgate faces problems in goal, defense, midfield and attack © AFP/File / Lindsey PARNABYLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 14 – Harry Kane’s injury casts a shadow over England manager Gareth Southgate’s squad announcement on Thursday for friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy just three months from the World Cup kick-off.But the Tottenham forward’s ankle ligament damage suffered in his side’s 4-1 win at Bournemouth on Sunday is just one of many headaches for Southgate as the Russian showpiece looms. Spurs announced on Wednesday that England’s talismanic striker is expected to return next month, meaning he should be fit for the World Cup.Kane’s prolific form had been one of few comforts for Southgate since encouraging draws against world champions Germany and Brazil in November, with many of his key players limited in their first-team chances for their clubs.Here are some of the issues that Southgate must grapple with.Hart problemGoalkeeper Joe Hart lost his place in a struggling West Ham side for 14 games and duly made a costly error as the Hammers went down 3-0 to Burnley on his return to the team on Saturday.However, Southgate is not blessed with experienced back-up options, with Stoke’s Jack Butland and Jordan Pickford of Everton boasting just a combined seven caps.Dearth of defendersIn defence, Southgate’s preferred centre-back pairing of Gary Cahill and John Stones have fallen down the pecking order at their club’s Chelsea and Manchester City.Danny Rose has also failed to re-establish himself as first-choice left-back at Spurs after a long injury layoff.Joe Gomez won man-of-the-match against Brazil but has since been usurped by fellow Englishman Trent Alexander-Arnold as Liverpool’s first-choice right-back.Injury-hit midfieldMidfield is where Southgate’s options have seemed most limited for some time and injuries have not helped a host of World Cup hopefuls.Ruben Loftus-Cheek earned rave reviews for his performances in his first senior international outings in November but has not played since December due to an ankle injury.Harry Winks’s progression at Spurs has been halted by injury and, despite returning in November from a long-term hamstring problem, Adam Lallana has been ousted from Jurgen Klopp’s strongest side by Liverpool’s brilliant front three of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.Ross Barkley has barely featured since securing a January move to Chelsea, while Jake Livermore was one of four West Brom players disciplined by the club after being questioned over the theft of a taxi on a night out in Barcelona last month.No competition for KaneThe desperation for Kane to be fit is understandable given a look at the lack of potential understudies.Jamie Vardy is best placed thanks to his 16 goals for Leicester this season.Marcus Rashford also impressed a watching Southgate at Old Trafford last weekend by scoring twice against Liverpool in his first league start of 2018.However, of those to feature in recent Southgate squads: Tammy Abraham (4), Danny Wellbeck (3), Jermain Defoe (3), Daniel Sturridge (2), and Dominic Solanke (0) have scored a combined 12 Premier League goals this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY ANNOUNCES 2014 SESSION OF THEIR SUCCESSFUL SERIES OF CONCERTS IN CONWAL PARISH CHURCHStarting on Sunday 26th January, the Donegal Chamber Music Society will present the first of five concerts during the first half of this year as part of “Sundays in Conwal 2014”.The opening concert will be played by the accomplished Donegal Camerata, the resident ensemble of this third series of concerts. An International Ensemble of professional players based in Donegal, the Donegal Camerata will continue their eclectic and attractive chamber music recitals, offering a program with cardinal works from the string repertoire along with some pieces in a more light-entertainment vein.For the first recital of the year they will present music by W.A. Mozart, P. I. Tchaikovsky, Antonín Dvořák, Josef Suk and Béla Bartók. As before, in each concert they will present a new work by an Irish Contemporary Composer. The work chosen from the Contemporary Music Centre Library for this recital will be a piece related to Donegal, Ian Wilson’s An tIarthar, composed in 2010 for the Donegal Chamber Orchestra.As well the Donegal Camerata String Ensemble, other artists will be appearing in “Sundays in Conwal 2014”. Some have already been confirmed; the Donegal Chamber Orchestra offering concerts in February and June.Donegal Chamber Music Society has been presenting concerts in Donegal since 2009, working with other cultural institutions both locally and nationwide with the aim of fostering an appreciation of Classical Music in the County. The Society collaborates regularly with Donegal County Council, Music Network, Donegal Music Education Partnership, the University of Ulster and the Contemporary Music Centre Ireland. Their committee (Chairperson Graham Harrison) would like to acknowledge the inestimable collaboration of Canon Stewart Wright and the Select Vestry for their concerts in Conwal Church. With some exceptions, “Sundays in Conwal 2014” take place mostly on the 4th Sunday of each month at 3pm. Music lovers in Donegal may like to make a note of these dates: January 26th, February 23rd, March 23rd, May 11th and June 22nd.“Sundays in Conwal 2014” 1st Concert26th January, 3pm. Conwal Church. LetterkennyDONEGAL CAMERATA String QuintetProgramme W.A. Mozart (1756-1791): Divertimento in F Major, K. 138/125c (1772)P. I. Tchaikovsky (1840-1893): Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No. 1, Op. 11 (1871)Ian Wilson (b.1964): An tIarthar (2010) (CMC)Louis Laporte (ca.1850 – 1922): Intermède-pizzicato for string quintet (1901) Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904): Slavonic Dance in e minor, No. 2 Op. 72 (1886-7)Josef Suk (1874-1935): Ella-Polka (1909) from EpisodesBéla Bartók (1881-1945): Romanian Folk Dances (1917) Sz. 68 BB 76Admission €10/5. Tickets will be available at the doorGLORIOUS MUSICAL SUNDAYS SET FOR RETURN TO CONWAL was last modified: January 20th, 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:camerataConwal Parish Churchdonegal chamber orchestraGLORIOUS MUSICAL SUNDAYS SET FOR RETURN TO CONWALlast_img read more

Judge tells paedo he will go to jail for abusing young footballer

first_imgA FORMER youth footballer faced his coach who sexually assaulted him, as the ‘sick and evil actions’ were recalled in court.John Paul Foley, who has waived anonymity, recalled how he has been dealing for 25 years with the actions of his former coach, Michael Murray, who appeared before Letterkenny Circuit Court in relation to the incident. Detective Sergeant Michael Troy said that Mr Foley came forward to Wexford Garda Station in February 2017, to make a complaint.Mr Foley was between 10 and 12 years of age and a player at Rosslare Strand FC in Wexford when the assault took place.Ms Fiona Crawford BL, prosecuting, said Murray pleaded guilty to the charge.Murray, now 49 and living at a nursing home in Letterkenny, has four previous convictions, arising from four counts of indecent assault on a victim dating back to 1989 in Derry.The Court heard that Mr Foley joined Rosslare Strand FC when he was nine and how they used to train on the pitch at the community centre every Saturday.He remembered Murray as being known by the nickname, ‘Derry’, where the former coach is originally from.Mr Foley recalled being brought into the community centre by Murray and taken onto the stage. Murray sat on a chair and instructed Mr Foley to sit on his knee before removing his tracksuit bottoms and underpants and sexually assaulting the young footballer. Mr Foley recalled being startled when he thought he heard the door open and ran out. He believed that he would ‘get into trouble if I told anyone’.Mr Foley left Rosslare Strand FC and transferred to another club in the area a short time later.Murray was arrested at Hillcrest Nursing Home, Letterkenny on August 24, 2017 and later admitted to the charge. “The abuse act itself mightn’t have lasted for a long time but, for me, it’s something I have been dealing with for 25 years,” Mr Foley said in court.He told Murray: “I could stand here today and tell how my childhood was taken away by your actions, but it wasn’t just my childhood.“You took away my adult life when you took advantage of your position. You left me feeling numb.“For years, I blamed myself for the events of that day, asking myself why didn’t I fight back or why didn’t I tell someone? Hopefully, now I will be able to let things go and put my mind to rest.“After you did this, I thought: ‘Who can I tell? Who will believe me? Who will believe a boy over a grown man?’ In the mind of a child, I thought that I would be in trouble and I pushed what happened to me way inside of me and pretended that it didn’t happen. “To this day, if I’m in a crowd or someone is standing too close to me, it brings me back to that day and I get the fear again of being back to being that small, scared boy again. “Today, things are different. I’m not the boy who looked up to you – I’m a grown man looking down on you, knowing that my life will get better knowing that you, Michael Murray, are finally being held accountable for you sick and evil actions.”Mr Foley told how he underwent treatment for depression and it was during this period in 2016 that he first began to talk about the abuse.He said: “When I finally informed my parents, in August 2017 of what had happened, their response was to blame themselves. I had to watch my mother and father cry because they felt guilty for not being there to protect me and apologise for it. No parent should have to have to feel that way.”Defence counsel, Mr Sean McGee BL, said Murray was ‘extremely remorseful’.“He wishes, for what it might be worth, to unreservedly apologise for the devastation he has so obviously caused,” Mr McGee said.The Court heard that Murray had himself encountered sexual abuse as a child, aged eight at the hands of a contemporary of his father and by a boy who was older than him. Murray’s brother died after being struck by a British Army vehicle on Easter Sunday, 1981.Murray now uses a wheelchair and has been in nursing home care since 2011 and had ‘very demanding and increasing needs’.He requires dialyses three times a week, suffers from diabetes, and an inflammatory disorder that has left him morbidly obese. In 2017 he had an above-knee amputation of his right leg.Mr McGee said: “He sees his current situation as retribution and the life sentence he deserves.”Judge John Aylmer asked for the state prosecution to establish whether the prison service has the capacity to deal with someone such as Murray, who is receiving life-maintaining treatment.The matter was adjourned until January for the imposition of a sentence. Judge Aylmer said that his starting point would be a ‘significant custodial sentence’.Judge tells paedo he will go to jail for abusing young footballer was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:donegalMichael Murraysex assaultWexfordlast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Northern Board GAAResults Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division OneMilford                        2.13     Sean McCumhaills      6.12 Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section OneRed Hughs                  2.19     Robert Emmets           1.05N Colmcille                 1.13     N Padraig Lifford       3.11 Glenfin                        3.16     Carndonagh                3.05Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section TwoTermon                        0.18     Glenswilly                   0.07Fanad Gaels                1.12     Letterkenny Gaels       1.08 Downings Bay HotelU16 League Div 1Buncrana                     2.10     St Eunans                    2.04Burt                             2.07     Cloughaneely              3.06 Sean McCumhaills      1.11     Urris                            0.12Termon                        3.10     Buncrana                     1.10 Downings Bay HotelDivision Two Section OneFanad Gaels                4.07     Glenswilly                   1.06St EunansB                 2.08     Downings                    2.08Gaoth Dobhair                        4.08     Milford                        0.03Fanad Gaels                2.07     Letterkenny Gaels       3.08Glenswilly                   2.09     St Michaels                 1.11Downings Bay HotelDivision Two Section TwoRed Hughs                  0.08     Carndonagh                4.07Robert Emmets           2.03     Malin                           7.07Convoy                       3.09     N Padraig Lifford       0.05Glenfin                        0.07     N Colmcille                 3.07N Padraig Lifford       0.10     Red Hughs                  2.07Downings Hotel U16 Div 2Carndonagh    4.07   Red Hughs   0. 08The weather conditions were good for this game and Carndonagh played with a strong breeze in the first half, it was not long before the first score with Mathew Mc Laughlin getting the Carndonagh team under way. The Carndonagh defence worked very hard in the first half, turning over a lot of ball with some great defending with Daragh Browne standing out. The half forwards along with Midfield gave great support to the defence when looking for an outlet for the ball, which resulted in some good scores in the first half. Carn finished the half well with a good lead. Jamie Mc Laughlin and Conor Doherty came on for Carn and were not long in settling into the game. Carn kept the tempo up with some good work throughout the field; there were some nice passages of play, which led to some fine scores in the second half. Luke McLaughlin, Roy Davidson and Cathal McCallion all came on for Carn to bring fresh legs to the team, with all contributing well to the game. Carn went on to win this game well in the end with solid displays from Daragh Browne Conor McCormack and Mathew McLaughlin.Carndonagh: Fergal Bradley, Daragh Browne, Fergal Doherty, Ronan Hartin, Jamie Lee Loftus, Cathal Kelly (Capt.).Christopher Doherty, Declan Donaghy, Conor Mc Cormac, Christopher McCormac, Mathew McLaughlin, Nathan Toland, Liam Fox, Thomas O’Sullivan, Mark Diver, Subs. Cathal McCallion, Roy Davison, Ronan Bradley, Luke McLaughlin, Jamie McLaughlin, Conor Doherty.Kelly’s Furniture Falcarragh U18 Div 1Buncrana 3-12    Red Hughs 4-11In a game of two halves at the scarvey, Red Hughs playing with the wind scored 2-05 without reply before Buncrana started to make a game of it with John Cassidy and Kevin O’Loughlin heavily involved, to leave Buncrana trailing by 9 points at half time.  Buncrana rallied in the second half to lead by a point but a late goal for the visitors sealed their win. Best for Buncrana were John Cassidy, Kevin O’Loughlin, Peter McLaughlin while Calvin Jones was back to his best after a serious ankle injury last year.  Scorers for Buncrana were: Peter McLaughlin 0-05, Kevin Treacy 0-05, Kevin O’Loughlin 1-02, Sean Doherty 1-00, Simon Cuffe 1-00Downings Bay Hotel U16 Div 1Buncrana 2-10    St Eunans 2-04Buncrana had a great win at home in this top of the table clash with St Eunans on Wednesday evening, Sean Clerkin and his backroom staff were well pleased by a strong team performance in a game that was played in far from ideal conditions.   With a non-stop work rate, Buncrana were in control for most of the game.  Outstanding for the home-side were John Campbell, Daniel Wilson and Shane McLaughlin.Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 1  P          W        L         D         PtsBuncrana                     6          5          1          0          10St Eunans A                5          4          1          0          8Termon                        4          3          1          0          6Cloughaneely              5          2          3          0          4Sean McCumhaills      5          2          3          0          4Urris                            4          1          3          0          2Burt                             5          0          5          0          0Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 1 P          W        L         D         PtsL/Kenny Gaels            6          6          0          0          12Downings                    5          4          0          1          9Gaoth Dobhair                        5          3          1          1          7Glenswilly                   6          3          3          0          6Fanad Gaels                5          2          2          1          5St Eunans B                6          1          4          1          3Milford                        5          1          4          0          2St Michaels                 5          0          5          0          0 Downings Bay Hotel U-16 League Div 2 Section 2  P          W        L         D         PtsNaomh Colmcille        6          6          0          0          12Carndonagh                6          5          1          0          10Malin                           6          5          1          0          10Red Hughs                  6          3          3          0          6N Padraig Lifford       6          2          4          0          4Convoy                       6          2          4          0          4Robert Emmets           6          1          5          0          2Glenfin                        6          0          6          0          0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division One  P          W        D         L         PtsCloughaneely              1          1          0          0          2Sean McCumhaills      1          1          0          0          2Convoy                       1          1          0          0          2Malin                           0          0          0          0          0St Eunans                    1          0          1          0          0Milford                        1          0          1          0          0Gaoth Dobhair                        1          0          1          0          0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section One  P          W        D         L         PtsRed Hughs                  2          2          0          0          4Glenfin                        2          2          0          0          4N Padraig Lifford       2          1          0          1          2Carndonagh                2          1          0          1          2Buncrana                     1          0          0          1          0Robert Emmets           1          0          0          1          0N Colmcille                 2          0          0          2          0Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghU18 Division Two Section Two P          W        D         L         PtsTermon                        1          1          0          0          2Fanad Gaels                1          1          0          0          2Glenswilly                   2          1          1          0          2St Michaels                 0          0          0          0          0Letterkenny Gaels       1          0          0          1          0Downings                    1          0          0          1          0 Fixtures Friday 15th April       7.00 pm Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division OneMalin                           v          Gaoth Dobhair               John FarrenCloughaneely              v          Milford               Alan BoydSean McCumhaills      v          St Eunans           PJ Scanlon Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section OneBuncrana                     v          N Colmcille     John FrielCarndonagh                v          Red Hughs      Christy LynchRobert Emmets           v          Glenfin            Tony Gallagher Kelly’s Furniture FalcarraghMinor League Division Two Section TwoDownings                    v          Termon                Don LanganFanad Gaels                v          Glenswilly          Paddy McBrideSt Michaels                 v          L/Kenny Gaels    James TreartyMonday 18th April     7.00 pm Downings Bay Hotel U16League Div 1Sean McCumhaills      v          Burt                             Joe O DonnellSt Eunans                    v          Termon                        Paddy McKeeverUrris                            v          Cloughaneely              Paul Cliford Downings Bay Hotel U16League Division Two Section OneDownings                    v          L/Kenny Gaels            Don LanganSt Michaels                 v          Milford                        Paddy McBrideFanad Gaels                v          St Eunans B                James McGinleyGaoth Dobhair                        v          Glenswilly                   Hughie McGarveyDownings Bay Hotel U16League Division Two Section TwoCarndonagh                v          N Padraig Lifford       John FrielN Colmcille                 v          Malin                           Paddy McGonagleConvoy                       v          Red Hughs                  Paul CrampsieR Emmets                   v          Glenfin                        Gareth DevenneyNotes: Minor FootballOur minor footballers completed their Ulster Minor League programme on Saturday last in Letterkenny when they played out a draw (2.09 to 1.12) with Championship opposition Antrim. This followed a two point defeat to Derry last Wednesday night, leaving Donegal without a victory and preparations will now begin in earnest for the championship which is just over four weeks away.U14 Feile Rules:1. Players taking part must be under U14 years of age on 1st January of that current year. A panel shall be confined to a maximum of 24 players and three team mentors.2. All games will be played on a 15 a side basis over 15 minutes per half. An interval of 5 minutes will be allowed. Unlimited substitutions are allowed but only during a stoppage in play and with the permission of the referee.3. Games will be played under the full rules of gaelic football. All kickouts after a score or wide shall be taken from the hand from within the small parrellogram.4. Games will be played on a full size pitch. A size 4 football must be used.5. Team Mentors are not allowed to encroach on the field of play without permission of the referee.6. In League competition two points will be awarded for a win and one point for a draw. The top team in each Section will qualify for the Regional Final. Should two teams finish level on points the winner of the original game between the two teams will progress. If that game ended in a draw extra time of 10 mins per half will be played and the winner progresses. If a draw still results a further period of additional time will be played. The team to register the first score will be deemed the winners. For this period of additional time, the referee will again toss to decide which way the teams will play.7. In the event of a draw in the knockout stages of the competition, ten minutes of extra time (2 x 5) will be played. If a draw still results after extra time an additonal period of extra time will be played. The team to register the first score will be deemed the winners. For this period of additional time, the referee will again toss to decide which way the teams will play PROClubs are encouraged to text results and email match reports to Northern Board PRO Gerard Callaghan as soon as possible after games, as not all results are received from referees.  Please text to 086 0564878 or email are also asked to email any team photos, which may be available since the season started.The Irish News Club and Volunteer Awards. Now in its ninth year, the highly popular scheme aims to recognise the hard work and commitment given by volunteers in GAA clubs while also rewarding the clubs and schools who strive to meet the needs and demands of their communities. For the second year running, there will be a special category for urban clubs as it’s in line with the GAA’s plans for Urban Development- a policy also adopted by the Ulster Council.  The awards are backed by the GAA’s Ulster Council, in conjunction with O’Neills Sportswear, the Wellington Park Hotel and Cardiac Risk in the Young.What your club can win: The winner in each category will be awarded a £1,000 cheque, £1,000 O’Neill’s Sportswear vouchers and a full page Club Profile in the sports section of The Irish News.  There will also be a highly commended winner in each category who will be awarded a £500 cheque.What your Volunteer can win:The winning volunteer in each category will win a £100 Irish News Reader Holiday voucher plus £100 O’Neills Sportswear vouchers.What your School can win:The winning Primary and Second Level school will each receive a £1,000 cheque and £500 O’Neills Sportswear vouchers plus a full page School Profile in the sports section of the Irish News.Application forms can be downloaded and the closing date is 12 pm on Friday, April 15. For further information, email or write to: The Irish News Marketing Department 113-117 Donegall Street, Belfast BT1 2GE.Win a Live to Play JerseyUlster GAA is giving away FIVE Live to Play jerseys!   Many GAA members will recognise the Live to Play ‘seat-belt’ Ulster jersey that is worn by all the players involved in this campaign. The jersey design strongly reinforces a Road Safety message through the design of the Black and Amber of the Province.  For your chance to win this unique jersey, just follow the link below and submit your details.  Closing date for entry is Saturday 30th April.  If you aren’t one of the lucky one, the jersey can be bought at with all profits on sales being returned to the programme to enable the good work to be continued!EndsDONEGAL NORTHERN BOARD GAA NOTES was last modified: April 12th, 2011 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:Donegal GAA Northern Boardlast_img read more


first_imgFundraising DanceA dance in aid of parish funds will take place in St. Patrick’s hall in Drumkeen on Thurs 25th Oct. Music by Martin Duggan and special guests. Admission is only €7 and dancing is from 9 – 12pm. Why not come along and show your support for our very hard working committee and also enjoy a great night’s entertainment. Supper served.Donegal Hospice Coffee Day John and Patricia Guthrie would like to thank everyone who supported their recent coffee day in aid of the Donegal Hospice. An amazing total of €761 was raised. Well done to you all.Drumkeen Youth ClubWe had our first outing of the new club year last Saturday to Century Cinemas in Letterkenny. A big well done to all the members on their excellent behaviour. Our next outing will be to Arena 7 for bowling in a few weeks time.Youth club every Fri from 7:30 – 9:30pm in the hall. Members only. A few places still available. Membership forms can be obtained from any club leader or text your name to 0864083625 for details. Tyrconnel Martyrs Flute BandPractice every Tuesday in the hall. 7.00pm. all new members welcome. Age 11 to 91 years of age. We’ll teach you to play the drum or flute and have some fun!!Finn Valley AC Jogging GroupThe Finn Valley AC has recently established a Jogging Group which meets every Monday in Convoy opposite Breen’s Bar @ 7p.m.! All welcome!Drumkeen National School Reunion 1969 A meeting will be held in Jameson’s bar Drumkeen on Thurs 18th Oct at 8pm for anyone wishing to help in organising this reunion. Contact Henry on 087 2914267 or Aidan on 086 4083625 for further information.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 11th Oct 01, 03, 12, 21. No jackpot winner 2 Match 3 Numbers €50 each Philomena Gildea Drumkeen, Joanna Mc Veigh Burnfoot. Next weeks jackpot €3,525 Tickets from any committee member €2. Go raibh maith agat.Afternoon Tea Party An afternoon Tea Party with entertainment Door Prizes, Raffle etc. in St Marys Hall Convoy on Sunday 21st October from 4.00 p.m. to 7.OO p.m. Proceeds to Neo Natal Unit General Hospital Letterkenny with donation also to Neo Natal Unit Rotunda Hospital Dublin .Tickets €10 each. Your support would be much appreciated, tickets from Jean O’Brien Convoy telephone 086/2380159 or Anne Kelly Raphoe telephone 087/9644865Slimming WorldSlimming World meet every Tuesday in Kees Hotel, Stranorlar at 10am, 12 noon, 5.30pm & 7.30pm. New members always welcome. Contact Catherine on 0863962666 for further information.Parish HallAnyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Birthdays, Anniversaries etc.Is there something happening in the area you think should be highlighted or if anyone would like a birthday or anniversary mentioned in the notes, also any photo’s you would like published please feel free to email them to drumkeennotes@gmail.comDrumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included please Email (Deadline Sun @ 6pm)LOCAL NEWS: DRUMKEEN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: October 14th, 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

Is DeMarcus Cousins’ debut biggest one in Warriors history?

first_imgIt’s been a long time coming, but Boogie Night finally arrived for the Warriors on Friday.Months after shocking the NBA by signing a modest one-year contract with the Warriors, DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins was cleared to play at Staples Center when Golden State took on the Clippers.If he can shake off enough rust after his Achilles tendon injury? Look out, NBA.Title aspirations aside, the excitement and drama leading up to Cousins’ first game in blue and gold isn’t unlike what we’ve seen around …last_img read more

Wikipad: The New Tablet/Game Console

first_imgTags:#gaming#web 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Meet the Wikipad, the gamer’s tablet. Work hard, play hard. With an attachable game controller, and pre-orders now available, this could be the new must-have item for game aficionados this holiday season.It emails, it takes pictures, it lets you play video games with a real controller. For $499, you can get the lightweight, 10.1-inch tablet, which is being built by a company called Wikipad and one of the leading videogame retailers, GameStop.Wikipads will be in its stores by late October. While the Wikipad is not the first tablet designed for gaming (don’t forget the $200 Archos), it is the first (as far as we know) to offer a dedicated console-like controller.Plus, it supports a slate of top-notch videogame platforms. You’ll be able to stream and play games found on Android, PlayStation Mobile, Tegra Zone, Google Play and Gaikai, all calibrated to be played with the Wikipad’s attachable joystick.Whether there’s a market for a dedicated game tablet is debatable, but it can’t be denied that the public loves tablets for, among other things, playing games. The Wikipad’s external controller, coupled with savvy product placement and promient shelf space at GameStop’s 6,500 stores could make it a winner.center_img adam popescu 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more