Blue Eagles move closer to PVL finals sweep

first_imgLATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Ateneo moved on the cusp of winning the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference title after shutting out Far Eastern University, 25-22, 25-20, 25-19, in the finals opener Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Gian Carlo Glorioso and Marck Espejo combined for 29 points to lead the reigning UAAP champions.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Bryan Bagunas and James Natividad didn’t see action for the Bulldogs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Amid career season, Lee unsatisfied as UST continues to struggle Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ Glorioso fired a game-high 15 points, including three blocks while Espejo, the four-time UAAP MVP, added 14 with 12 excellent receptions and five digs.The Blue Eagles shoot for a sweep in Game 2 on Saturday at 1 p.m.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMeanwhile, University of Santo Tomas outlasted shorthanded National University, 17-25, 28-26, 20-25, 25-21, 27-25, to inch closer to a third place finish.Joshua Umandal unleashed 28 points for the Tiger Spikers. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Kevin Durant confirms he will re-sign with Warriors

first_imgLATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Last offseason, Durant took a $10 million pay cut so the Warriors could keep key cogs Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston.Durant is coming off a phenomenal Finals Game 3 performance, where he put up 43 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists to push the Warriors to a 3-0 lead over LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant takes questions at a press conference before the basketball team’s practiced during the NBA Finals, Thursday, June 7, 2018, in Cleveland. The Warriors lead the series 3-0 with Game 4 on Friday. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)Kevin Durant has confirmed that he is staying put in Golden State this summer.In an interview with ESPN, Kevin Durant said that he plans to re-sign with the Warriors, who are on a brink of a third title in the last four seasons.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Walker reminds ‘little brother’ Erram: You have to control your emotions Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trialcenter_img Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? “I’m planning on staying with the Warriors, and we’ll figure the rest out,” Durant told ESPN’s Rachel Nichols.Durant is on the first year of his two-year $51 million contract with Golden State with an opt-out clause for the 2018-2019 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: On Basketball: Durant shoots down Cavs with long 3—again“Small details” of his new contract have yet to be finalized. According to reports, one of his options would be signing a four-year max contract worth $158 million. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Promoting safety and enhancing welfare through participation – The Liberian Children’s Case

first_imgDecember 26, 2016The Speaker of the Children’s Parliament, Hon. Satta F. SheriffThe Deputy Speaker, Hon. Prince U. D. TardehOther Executives and Members of the Children’s ParliamentRepresentative of the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social ProtectionLocal County OfficialsOur cherished Liberian children in whose honor we have assembledMembers of the PressOne and all:I am glad to be a part of this historic gathering at such a time as this. I wish all of you compliments of this festive season and hope each one of us will make a child to smile even with the little we have. We must take a step further to reawaken dying hopes. With few more days to 2017, we must aspire to inspire a child in need if the true essence of this season must be fulfilled. We have nothing to live for if we cannot help a child to accomplish his/her dream. We must reach out to rescue them (children) from the streets, orphanages, slums, ghettos, gambling centers, gold mines, plantations, rock-crushing fields and hideouts. Some of them are experiencing serious trauma as a result of neglect, forced labor, trafficking and all forms of abuse. If we fail to act now in the best interest of every child, then it means that our nation’s destiny is on a sinking foundation. Honorable Speaker, I am grateful to you and your hard working team for preferring me as the guest speaker of this very important occasion. Surely, it is an opportunity for me to share few thoughts about issues confronting Liberian children. It is an opportunity for me to make a genuine case on behalf of all Liberian children. It is because of you (Liberian Children), I have travelled from Monrovia to Kakata. I bring you profound greetings from my family, my party (SUP) and conscious students of the University of Liberia, where I currently study Economics. Again, I am humbly honored to be in your midst. Before going any further, I want to congratulate the leadership of the Children’s Parliament for advancing the ultimate interest of Liberian children during these very difficult moments in our country’s history.Even in the midst of scarce resources and increasing challenges, you have stood your ground in defense of children across Liberia, Africa and the World. We are proud of you, and please do not give up. It is my hope that you will continue to advocate for the rights and welfare of Liberian children. There are times you will feel lonely and disappointed in your struggle and advocacy for children, but I encourage you to hold on and keep the flames ablaze. Hon. Speaker and other Executives of the Children’s Parliament, when I woke up this morning, I chose to take a walk and experience the glimpse of Christmas. While walking, all I could see were dozens of children selling cold water, balloons, chewing gums, biscuits, plastic bags, candies, etc. Even on Christmas, they have no time to rest and smile, because they have to hustle just to survive. The clothes of some of them were even torn up with cut-slippers on their feet selling under the hot sun. This is the harsh reality that remains prevalent across our nation. All through the year (365 days), these children are used as bread winners for their families. Even during this festive season, they have no choice, but to risk their lives between speeding vehicles just to put bread on the table. While selling on street corners, some of them are even abused in the process. They live and grow up with such stigma and trauma. They are bruised and pierced by internal bitterness as a result of the torture they endure every day. These are the appalling realities of the day that continue to confront Liberian Children. These are the appalling realities that we must defeat together if we are serious about securing a new Liberia.Honorable Speaker, when I was a child like most of our children selling in the street today, I had similar experience. I sold coldwater too. I sold kerosene, mosquito coil, candle and matches. Those were difficult moments for me, and narrating my story is like pointing back to a dark past that made me an adult even before reaching adulthood. I know what it means to sell coldwater under hot sun as a child. I know what it means to sell candle and mosquito coil as a child. I know what it means to walk far distances as child to sell kerosene and matches in the dark. These are terrible experiences that hinder the proper growth and development of every child. These are appalling realities that make a child an adult before his/her time. We must break these hurdles in order to create a safer environment for every child. Hon. Speaker and members of the Press, today I have chosen for us to look at the other side of these appalling realities. Even in the midst of these existing challenges, we can still find solution together. This is what I believe, and this is what we must work towards as an indivisible nation and a united people. Having said that, permit me to speak to you briefly on the theme: “Promoting safety and enhancing welfare through participation – The Liberian Children’s Case.”Yes, I said ‘promoting safety and enhancing welfare through participation’. Promoting the safety and enhancing the overall welfare of Liberian children through participation is what our nation needs to prioritize now in order to prevent a bitter future. This is the best model and formula to pursue. If we must make Liberia better, then it means that we must improve the living standard of every child. If we must make Liberia better and build a prosperous nation, then it means that we must get children involved in decisions that affect their lives. Liberia needs an aggressive pro-Child policy that would be fully implemented. We need active children laws and not inactive laws. We need enforceable statutes, and not non-enforceable ones. As a nation and a people, we have a choice to make. Either we decide to choose a better future over a bitter future or we decide to choose a bitter future over a better future. Choosing a better future would mean providing access to quality primary education, safe drinking water, better health care, improved housing, good sanitation and play-ground for Liberian Children. Choosing a better future over a bitter future would mean going beyond the literature of the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child, the 2011 Children’s Law of Liberia, and the 1990 African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. Choosing a better future over a bitter one would mean finding genuine solution(s) to child labor, force marriage, teenage pregnancy, rape, sexual harassment, infant mortality, child prostitution, sex trafficking, kidnapping, child pornography and neglect. It would mean dealing with the culprits of rape and putting an end to impunity, force marriage and child prostitution!!Today, I have come to make a genuine case. I have come to make a case for our government and its partners to increase their support to programs that are intended to promote the welfare of children. I have come to make a case against rape, teenage pregnancy and all forms of violence against children. I have come to make a case for state-of-the-art Primary Schools, Safe Homes and Child Friendly Spaces (CFS) to be constructed. I have come to make a case for ‘free and compulsory primary education’ across public and private schools. I have come to make a case for our government to shutdown gambling enterprises and ghettos across the country. I have come to make a case for these ghettos and gambling centers to be turned into public libraries and reading rooms for children. I have come to make a case for us to take our children off the streets and put them back in the classrooms. I have come to make a case for us to pursue those who are using our children on gold mines and plantations. I have come to also make a case for us to put an end to FGM and other harmful cultural practices that undermine the dignity, self-esteem and welfare of every child. This is the case that is so dear to my heart. Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, it will interest you to know that in a period of one year, particularly in 2014, Liberia had a total of 554 rape cases. Recently, the Ministry of Gender Children and Social Protection reported that about 731 children were raped and sexually abused between January and March 2016. Aren’t these figures provoking enough to command our collective action in finding rapid and lasting solution? Of course, they are!!The rate of teenage pregnancy in Liberia is at 38% according to UNFPA. Liberian girls below the age of 17 years are found in night clubs prostituting themselves, least to mention smoking, alcohol and drug abuse. We must break the cycle of rape and teenage pregnancy. We must break the barriers of violence against children. It is possible for us to promote the safety and enhance the welfare of Liberian children in our lifetime. Hon. Speaker, I want to recommend to our government the passage into law of a National Child Welfare and Development Program (NCWDP). Under this system, at least each Liberian child will benefit from a quarterly or monthly assistance package (cash, books for school, food, etc.). I would also like to recommend the establishment of a functional Taskforce on Child’s Rights and Welfare (TCRW) at national, county and district levels. We must not settle down for anything less. Our nation stands to risk a lot if we ignore these concepts and suggestions. The children are our future and fortune. We must invest in them now in order to harvest tomorrow. Our campaign for this coming New Year must be ‘Invest to Harvest’. There can be no harvest without investment. You can take an action to rescue a child’s dream from dying. Reach out to redeem a Liberian child who is suffering from trauma as a result of neglect. The parents and families have a leading role to play. The communities, religious bodies, academic and vocational institutions must take responsibility too. The burden is upon all of us….Hon. Speaker, it is my hope that the next generation of children will have no reason to experience what this generation of children is experiencing. Today, I stand with the Children’s Parliament to demand justice for Melvin Tucker and Jackson Kordah who were brutally hit by President Sirleaf’s convoy on December 2, 2016. We demand justice for little Alvin Moses and Reuben Paye who were mysteriously found dead in the vehicle of a Nigerian national in 2015. We are also demanding justice for Shakie Kamara and Angel Togba who died in cold blood. In my capacity as a Global Columnist of The African Exponent, I shall continue to use my pen to campaign and advocate for Liberian children and children worldwide. In my current capacity as Youth Ambassador of the International Human Rights Commission, I shall endeavor to work along with the Children’s Parliament and other pro-children institutions to promote the rights and welfare of Liberian children. In my newest position as West Africa Bureau Chief / Editor of Global Afrique, I shall make the voices of children heard across Liberia, Africa and the World. Hon. Speaker, members of the press, ladies and gentlemen, as we crossover to 2017, I admonish all of us to increase our voices and take action in order to protect Liberian children and enhance their welfare. May God bless our nation, our children and our people…I thank you…Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Best Buy profits as its rival stumbles

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS – Everyone knew Circuit City was having a bad fourth quarter. Which made Best Buy’s good one a little bit of a surprise. The results reported by the nation’s two largest electronics chains on Wednesday showed Best Buy increasing its lead over its smaller rival, with profit up 18 percent, while Circuit City lost money. While Best Buy profits from its operations outside the U.S., including in China, and a major push into selling installation and advice in addition to TVs and iPods, Circuit City is closing Canadian stores and replacing 3,400 workers with cheaper help. “I think Best Buy is just executing on all fronts. They’re clearly the winner in this space, and pulling away,” said Joseph Feldman, who covers electronics retailers at independent research firm Telsey Advisory Group. Both have their challenges. Price competition is fierce for their most important product, high-end TVs. And sales of compact discs have been falling. But initiatives Best Buy started a few years ago, such as its international operation, its Geek Squad tech support service, and store sections that cater to big-spending customers, are helping offset profit pressures in its core electronics business. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Meanwhile, Circuit City has said it will close 62 company-owned stores in Canada. And its layoff of 3,400 of its most experienced (and expensive) sales workers announced last week have left some analysts wondering whether it is losing its best sales people just when it most needs them.last_img read more

Northern Development Initiative Trust to fund $250,000 towards North Peace Cultural Centre renovations

first_imgThe Economic Diversification Infrastructure program provides grant funding to support major infrastructure projects in order to strengthen the local economy. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – The Northern Development Initiative Trust has approved nearly $1 million in funding for economic initiatives in Northern B.C.The approved funding will go towards four major projects in its service region that will support and strengthen the local economy through the Economic Diversification Infrastructure Program.In Fort St. John, the North Peace Cultural Centre has been approved for $250,000 to help cover renovation costs to its theatre.- Advertisement -The Centre’s upgrades will include the replacement of all 413 seats, new carpet, new stage drapery and the replacement of the lighting systems.North Peace Cultural Society Executive Director, Baptiste Marcere, says the upgrades will improve the quality of performances and the overall safety of the theatre.“The NPCC theatre is the performance hub of the North Peace attracting thousands of people to hundreds of performances each year. These will mean better performances in the theatre for both local and touring productions. Safety is of prime consideration and now, broken seats and carpet fringe will no longer be an issue.”Advertisementlast_img read more

Winter finally arrives with snow, gusts

first_img In the Antelope Valley, light snow fell in the morning but didn’t stick. Malibu saw a few flurries later in the day. School was canceled in Frazier Park, where 2 inches of the white stuff lay on the ground by midmorning with much more to come. Julie Verdon, manager of the mountain community’s Dream Castle Cafe and Bakery, was hustling to make sure coffee pots were filled as customers sought shelter from the weather. “It’s chilly, but not really cold,” Verdon said. “When it’s 4 feet of snow on the ground, it’ll be cold. Right now it’s not overwhelming – just really pretty.” Others looked forward to seeing some powder on the hills. “We’re counting on it snowing,” said Carol Mercado, recreation supervisor who oversees Burbank’s Stough Canyon Nature Center, nestled at 1,500 feet along the Verdugo Mountains. “We’re waiting to go hiking up there. We’re all excited.” Along the coast, surf appeared eerily flatter than usual even as the winds picked up, said Mickey Gallagher, battalion chief for Los Angeles County Fire Department. “We’ve had some yucky weather this year, but no winter really,” he said. “I think it’ll be cold and it’ll be rainy (today) but I don’t think we’ll break any news.” A severe winter storm hasn’t struck Southern California since 1989, when a treacherous blanket of ice and snow crept in on Los Angeles County. Some parts of the San Fernando Valley saw 3 to 8 inches of snow then. Two deaths were blamed on that storm. Meanwhile, the California Highway Patrol is asking motorists heading up to the hills to take tire chains, along with blankets and extra water. CHP Officer Vince Ramirez also asked motorists to drive safely, and cautioned that for many Southern California drivers, snow is a novelty. “A lot of drivers just stop to watch the snow fall,” Ramirez said. “They stop right there on the road.” Staff Writers Patricia Farrell Aidem, Charles F. Bostwick and Carol Rock contributed to this report. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! San Fernando Valley area residents could awaken today to a winter wonderland after an arctic storm swept in Friday bringing freezing rain, gusty winds and a dusting of snow to the local foothills and mountains. While authorities were warning of treacherous roads and snow down to the 1,000-foot level, residents used to balmy weather were looking forward to the chance to experience a real winter – something Southern California hasn’t seen since 1989. “A lot of people have been in to get snow gear,” said Matt Tews, a salesman at Sport Chalet in Valencia. “We’re sold out of saucers and sleds. A lot of people are buying skis. We even reordered last week, but it’s gone. People are renting skis, too.” The same rush of customers hit Big 5 Sporting Goods, where assistant manager Danny Garcia said they’ve had a rush since Thursday afternoon. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “We usually carry lots of snow equipment because we’re close to the hills,” he said. “We’re almost out of everything.” National Weather Service forecasters predicted a 70 percent chance of rain today, with thunderstorms that could bring hail. “It’s definitely the strongest winter storm we’ve had on the cusp of spring,” meteorologist Jamie Smith said. “Here we are in Los Angeles saying ‘It’s so cold! It’s so cold!’ but we’re definitely not the coldest spot in the nation,” Smith said. “It’s winter – but winter with a grain of salt.” Still, foreboding gray clouds hung over much of the San Fernando Valley and beyond. last_img read more

Man who threw beer bottle at passing van is fined €200

first_imgA man who threw a beer bottle out of a car and hit a van as it passed it out has been fined €200.Father-of-two Adam McGonagle appeared at Letterkenny District Court in Co Donegal after being caught by Gardai. The accused and another man were in a Vauxhall Corsa which was travelling from Bridgend to Buncrana on May 15th last.As the car in which McGonagle was a passenger overtook the van he threw the beer bottle out of the window striking the van.Detective Garda Jason Conroy said the van had superficial damage but that the driver had to stop because he was in shock.The incident was reported to Gardai who later pursued the vehicle as the men tried to flee across the border to neighbouring Derry.However, Gardai managed to stop the car and arrest the pair before they reached the border.Solicitor for McGonagle, Mr Frank Dorrian said his client was a 24-year-old father-of-two who worked in London as a labourer.He had been drinking earlier in the day in Derry, was intoxicated but had apologised for his behaviour.He described it as a “folly from beginning to end” but that it was a very serious situation which he now found himself in.The court heard that McGonagle of Brent Terrace in London had 13 previous convictions in Northern Ireland for various incidents including the possession of an offensive weapon, threats to kill, no insurance and disorderly behaviour.Judge Paul Kelly said McMonagle’s behaviour was “deplorable and unacceptable” and fined him €200.Man who threw beer bottle at passing van is fined €200 was last modified: May 18th, 2019 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:Adam McGonaglebeerbottlebuncranacourtDerrydonegalLondonlast_img read more


first_imgCongratulations to the Donegal team and management on the victory in Carrick-on-Shannon on Saturday evening. Well done to Michael and Neil on their contribution to the successful outcome. So now its all set for Croke Park this Sunday (4th August) to challenge Mayo in the quarter final with the throw-in at 4 o’clock.Due to time constraints, orders for tickets have to be confirmed to the county board by 2 o’clock on Tuesday (30th July) ,therefore Sharon McGinty has to be contacted before this at with details of tickets required. So lets turn out in huge numbers, decked out with our colours and flags to help carry our boys over the line and through to the semi-finals.A huge thanks to everyone who attended and helped with the very successful HB ice cream fundae on Sunday(29th July) at the club house. A total of €1067.18 was raised for Down-syndrome Ireland. Congratulations to the winners of the skills competition who were U-6 Connor McGrenra and Pauric Devine, U-8 Oisin McGrenra, U-10 Oisin McDaid and Caolan Glackin, U-12 Tiarnan O’Boyle, U-14 Shane McDaid and U-16 Shane McDevitt. The event concluded with a comic rendition of ” The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia” by Laurel and Hardy aka Connor and Odhran Sherlock all the way from county Monaghan, a pair of young lads I believe we will see a lot more off on the comic scene in years to come. A large number of Glenswilly fans travelled to Milford on Wednesday evening last (24th July) for the first round first leg minor championship opener against Milford. In a highly entertaining game our boys ran out comfortable winners on a score of 2-10 to 0-06. Well done lads on a fine all round performance with some exceptional displays of gaelic skills from a number of players. The next leg of the round will throw-in at 7-30 in the Glen on Wednesday evening(31st July). All the best to all involved.The U-16 team recorded a good victory over Naomh Colmcille in the Glen last week , but unfortunately were unable to find the same form against Carndonagh away on Monday evening(29th July). The team and management are now aiming to record a win in their game with Moville in the Glen on Monday evening (12th August) to redeem a possible 2nd position in the league.Winning lotto no’s this week were 4,6,20 and 24. Match 3 winner Catherine McGinty Mountain Top Letterkenny. Next week seller is Michael McHugh with a jackpot of €2080.00.A summer camp will take place in the Glen from August 21st to the 23rd and a meeting will be held to organise this event on Thursday evening (1st August) at 8-30 in the club hall. Anyone wishing to help, please attend, thanks. The only senior match to report this week is the comprehensive victory by our 3rd team over Moville away in the Junior B championship. They now progress to the quarter final stage, with the opposition yet unknown. Well done lads.Finely, once again good luck to our club teams competing this week and especially Michael, Neil and Gary and all the rest of the county team and management in the big game in Croke Park. A safe journey to everyone travelling to and from the game and have a joyful bank holiday weekend. Come on Donegal.GAA NEWS: GLENSWILLY RAISE €1,067 WITH ICE-CREAM FUNDAE! was last modified: July 30th, 2013 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL Ladies GAA minors had a fantastic victory over Cavan today.The Donegal girls had nine points to spare in the end away at Breffni Park.The final score was 4-11 to 1-11 – with the Donegal goals proving crucial in the end. The Championship victory follows a win over Tyrone. GAA: DONEGAL LADIES MINORS HAVE 9 POINTS TO SPARE IN WIN OVER CAVAN was last modified: April 20th, 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:GAA: DONEGAL LADIES MINORS HAVE 9 POINTS TO SPARE IN WIN OVER CAVANlast_img read more

A road to somewhere? McHugh ‘delighted’ as Gov includes Donegal-Dublin road in new vision

first_imgDONEGAL TD and Government Minister Joe has hailed what he has called a breakthrough in connecting the county to the rest of the State.It follows the decision by Cabinet yesterday where a section on increasing accessibility to the North West was included in the Government’s draft National Planning Framework 2040.The much-heralded document said the Government is committed to: * Upgraded access to the North-West border area, utilising existing routes (N2/N14/A5).* Upgrade northern sections of the N4 route and sections of the N3/M3 national primary route.* Progressive development of the Atlantic Economic Corridor from Galway northwards by completion of the M17/M18, upgrading sections of the N17 northwards, where required and upgrading the N15/N13 link.The plans now go out for public consultation until November and Minister McHugh is urging the people of Donegal to make submissions. “The inclusion of the infrastructure projects in this Government’s National Planning Framework 2040 is a breakthrough moment for Co Donegal. This is the first national plan to do so,” said Government Chief Whip McHugh.“I was delighted to be part of the Cabinet which agreed these plans on Tuesday and for me the inclusion of the upgrade of the road from Letterkenny to Lifford and on to Aughnacloy and through Monaghan to Dublin is the best news this county has had in years.“Taoiseach Leo Varadkar understands the unique position of Donegal; and over and over again in the past few months he has committed to putting plans in place for infrastructure.“This also includes the N15 and the Twin Towns by-pass and the N13 from Stranorlar to Derry via Manorcunningham.”Also included in the National plan is the North West Strategic Growth Partnership described in the report as “the first of its kind on the island of Ireland and represents a new approach to joined- up government that has the potential to bring about real and positive change for the region.” Jointly led by Donegal County Council and Derry City and Strabane District Council, the Partnership has been endorsed by both governments through the North South Ministerial Council
and is made up of senior government officials from all Government departments in the Republic of Ireland and North West City Region.Minister McHugh added: “The 151 page report is worth reading; it’s a blueprint for the future, increasing connectivity not just between Donegal and the rest of the Republic but also between Donegal and the North. I would urge everyone to take some time to read it and respond to the public consultation process.”Over the next number of weeks, until 3 November, the public will have a chance to review what is essentially the long-term strategic planning framework for our country’s future growth and prosperity. Ireland 2040 – Our Plan will guide national, regional and local planning opportunities throughout our Republic together with investment decisions for at least the next two decades.Minister Eoghan Murphy said:“What we hope to achieve with Ireland 2040 – Our Plan is a shared vision and ambition for what our country could look like by 2040. We’ve been through a period of profound change in our recent history, with new challenges to come. We now have to plan for our future if we are to successfully navigate the challenges of population growth, demographic change and evolution in work and life practices that are on the way.” “Continuing our growth and development patterns according to the status quo and without a coordinated plan is no longer an option. By aligning our spatial planning with our investment decisions – by aligning the National Development Plan with a ten year National Investment Plan – we will for the first time have a meaningful planning framework that people can have confidence will deliver for their communities.”Written submissions can be made between Wednesday 27th September and 12 noon on Friday 3rd November by:1. Going on-line:- just log on to our website and follow the instructions provided;2. Email to the following email address only Writing to the following address: NPF Submissions, Forward Planning Section, Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government, Custom House, Dublin D01 W6X0.A road to somewhere? McHugh ‘delighted’ as Gov includes Donegal-Dublin road in new vision was last modified: October 1st, 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:A5commutedonegaldublinroadlast_img read more