Mongolian sumo wrestler retires over assault

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk The wrestler did not sustain a major injury but has swelling on his face after being hit four or five times with an open hand and fist, the JSA said.Takanoiwa, whose real name is Adiyagiin Baasandorj, was hit with a remote control device in a bar by fellow Mongolian Harumafuji on Oct. 26 last year, which led to the grand champion’s retirement the following month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSumo has been rocked by a series of scandals in recent years as it attempts to maintain its popularity. Jazz shut down Rockets for 118-91 victory LATEST STORIEScenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom 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 Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa, center, leaves his sumo stable master’s building in Tokyo, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. The Mongolian wrestler has decided to retire after assaulting a younger wrestler during the ongoing regional tour in the latest blow to Japan’s national sport.(Kyodo News via AP)TOKYO — Mongolian sumo wrestler Takanoiwa has decided to retire after assaulting a younger wrestler during the ongoing regional tour in the latest blow to Japan’s national sport.Takanoiwa, 28, who last year was a victim of assault that led to the resignation of compatriot and grand champion Harumafuji, hit a lower-ranked wrestler at a hotel in Fukuoka on Tuesday, the Japan Sumo Association said.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

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Hornets snap Nuggets’ 7-game win streak

first_imgParker, now in his 18th NBA season, made big plays throughout as the Hornets ended a three-game skid.Charlotte built a 64-53 halftime lead behind Parker, who had 13 points, three assists and a steal and provided a jolt of energy in a pivotal second quarter. And when the Nuggets rallied from 11 down with three minutes remaining and cut the lead to three with 1:13 left on a 3-pointer from Monte Morris, Parker drove the left side of the lane and hit a big step-back 17-foot jumper to make it a two-possession game.“The bigger the moment the better he is,” Williams said of Parker. “He’s a champion and he has experience in those situations and it’s great to have a teammate like that.”The Nuggets looked to cut it back to three on the next possession, but Michael Kidd-Gilchrist had huge block against the glass on Juancho Hernangomez with 24 seconds left. Walker hit three free throws in the final 14 seconds to put the game away. Walker finished the game 11 of 12 from the free throw line, offsetting a tough 4-of-11 shooting night.“Tony Parker made some tough shots on me down the stretch,” Morris said. “I mean I played great defense, got two good contests. I mean he’s a vet, 17 years in the game, so that’s his go-to move.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Charlotte Hornets’ Tony Parker, center, drives past Denver Nuggets’ Malik Beasley, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Nic Batum knew exactly what was coming when fellow Frenchman Tony Parker raced down the court with a head of steam on a fast break.Parker stopped momentarily planting his right foot, then spun 360 degrees to avoid a defender and scored on a layup on the other side of the rim.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Denver came in the with the best record in the Western Conference, but shot 39 percent from the field and 23 percent from 3-point range. The Hornets put the clamps on Nikola Jokic for most of the game, holding the 7-foot, 250-pound center to 16 points and 11 rebounds.Jamal Murray led the Nuggets with 20 points.TIP INSNuggets: Will Barton, Gary Harris, Michael Porter Jr. and Isaiah Thomas did not play due to injuries. … Torrey Craig had a rough night in his return to the Carolinas as the former South Carolina Upstate star was held scoreless and fouled out.Hornets: Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers took in the game from courtside seats. A certain future NFL Hall of Famer, Peppers once played basketball for the North Carolina Tar Heels and remains a big basketball fan.MILLSAP LEAVES WITH FOOT INJURYNuggets forward Paul Millsap left the game with a foot injury, leaving his status for Saturday night’s game at Atlanta up in the air.“If Paul is unable to go tomorrow night that’s an opportunity for somebody else,” Nuggets coach Mike Malone said. “And that means somebody else moves into the lineup and somebody else has got an opportunity off the bench.”STRONG BENCHThe Hornets bench outscored the Nuggets 59-40, as they got 16 points from Mail Monk and 11 from Frank Kaminsky. 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 “They’ve been huge for us all year,” Williams said. “I mean we wouldn’t be winning games if we didn’t have those guys. So many times the starters may not have had it early or may not have had it late, they’ve come in the game and made plays. It’s been guy after guy.”UP NEXTNuggets: At Hawks on Saturday night.Hornets: At Knicks on Sunday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloomcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Nets end 8-game skid by edging Raptors in OT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The 36-year-old Parker proved again he can still make some pretty slick plays and is a valuable asset down the stretch of tight games, scoring 19 points to help the Charlotte Hornets snap the Denver Nuggets’ seven-game win streak with a 113-107 victory on Friday night.Kemba Walker had 21 points and eight assists, Marvin Williams added 14 points and 10 rebounds and the Hornets picked up their first win this season against a Western Conference opponent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I’ve seen that move so many times,” said a grinning Batum, who also played with Parker on the French national team. “I kind of laughed when he did it. I told him, ‘I’ve been waiting for that move.’ They changed the rule in Europe because of that move. They now call it traveling over there.”Coach James Borrego called it “vintage Parker.” Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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Address to the Nation By President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf April 1, 2015 [As Delivered]

first_imgMy fellow Liberians:About a year ago, we were invaded by an enemy we did not know and were not prepared to confront. The deadly Ebola Virus Disease caused the deaths of many of our fellow citizens and robbed many more of their livelihoods. It overwhelmed our recovering health care system and threatened to reverse our economic recovery gains. There were terrifying projections of more deaths and the possible collapse of the Liberian State.In response, I asked you, my fellow citizens, to join in efforts to fight back. I counted on you to stand up with me in combating the disease and facing down the horrifying projections.Across superficial and perhaps historic divisions of our nation, we stood together. We came together – Christians and Muslims; youths and elders; religious, political, traditional and community leaders; ordinary folks; teachers and students; drivers and passengers; public and private enterprises – we who have felt compelled to be suspicious of each other came to appreciate the commonality of our fate. Each, especially our brave health care workers, played important roles with some going beyond the requirements of their duties to assist and save the lives of their countrymen and women.We adapted new behaviors some of which run counter to long-held traditional beliefs and religious practices. By the end of the year – on December 31, 2014 – across the country, we met an important goal. We reported no new case on that day confirming to ourselves and to the world that it is really possible to fight this disease and to eliminate it from our country, and from our region.We went on to do better.  On March 5, we had counted at least 28 days – only 14 short of the required 42 – without a new case. We did this because of your trust and confidence as well as your vigilance and fortitude. I thank all of you for this, and especially for standing with me, even as our situation at one point seemed hopeless. This experience should convince all of us that when we face common problems together, like we confronted Ebola, together, we will always overcome the challenges – we will always prevail.Unfortunately, we faced a small setback in our progression. On March 25, one of our citizens tested positive. Sadly, she has passed away. We continue to grieve with all those who have lost loved ones and celebrate all of our survivors. Because to date, there have been no new cases reported, and we are continuing our vigorous contact tracing and support for all those under observation, we have started a new countdown. I am confident that the Incidence Management System team which was set up to coordinate our response and their local and international partners have the experience and expertise to contain and bring this outbreak to an end.The truth also is that we continue to learn and may still not know everything about this virus. I therefore call on all of you to continue to play your role – to adhere seriously to all of the preventive measures with which we are all very familiar, and to remain vigilant.Fellow citizens, as you may recall, we asked the world to join us in the fight against this virus. They continue to respond, and we are most grateful. We have also engaged world partnership to support a regional effort that would set all three of our affected Mano River Union countries free of this disease. Accordingly, on March 3, the three leaders met with partners in Brussels, and will meet with more partners again in Washington, DC this month to present our regional recovery program, and seek their support.Although we are pushing for support for a truly regional recovery effort because we understand the inescapable social, political and economic linkage that exist especially among our three countries; here at home, we continue to position our country to take advantage of the enormous outpouring of international goodwill toward our country.  We continue to ask our partners to join us as we undertake the implementation of our Post-Ebola Recovery Program.  This, on our part, will call for more concerted efforts to reform our service delivery systems and transform the structures of our economy through national development plans and strategies that not only specifically respond to the epidemic but are consistent with the goals and aspirations of Liberia’s development agenda – the Agenda for Transformation and Liberia Rising 2030.With vulnerabilities exposed at the height of the outbreak, we continue to lift the rebuilding of the health system as a primary concern. Toward this end, we are implementing a ten-year program of training of health care professionals, improving and expanding services at primary and secondary healthcare centers, upgrading county hospitals and establishing three regional hospitals. We are emphasizing the repositioning of JFK to meet its envisioned role as a national referral center.It remains an open secret: that I am a critic – perhaps too harsh a critic – of our educational system. The truth, however, is that while we admit the scarcity of resources and the fact that rebuilding the educational system after years of decline cannot simply be a quick-fix.  We are determined to address deficiencies in qualified instructors and inadequacies in facilities and instructional materials. We intend to achieve this through consistency in effort, holding all stakeholders including parents, students, teachers and administrators accountable, as well as increase resources and support to the educational sector.We are also continuing the expansion of youth empowerment programs especially through technical vocational education and training by which we continue to change the challenging statistics of youth unemployability. In this regard, we are strengthening the linkage between concessions and technical and vocational training centers so that we train our people for available jobs.Notwithstanding the setback of Ebola which saw the departure of contractors, technicians and stoppage of concession operations, I am pleased with the progress in our infrastructure development. Our programs for road, power, ports and water and sanitation improvements are now restarted. These programs are the backbone for expanding the economy and improving the lives of our people. They are therefore critical to achieving our goal of social transformation through inclusive growth.As an agrarian nation, our economic vision must increasingly shift to agriculture to ensure that we move away from the old system of enclave extractive industries.  We must aim at a higher potential for impact and export diversification through stimulation of production in a select few of our traditional tree crops such as rubber, oil palm and cocoa.  While continuing to support small farmers, food security can only be achieved through large scale mechanized operations and agro-industrial operations which focus on our nascent small and medium sized entities, including agro-processing operations that are largely dominated by women.We are determined that in all that we do the private sector must become the driving force of the economy and that Liberia entrepreneurship must play its rightful role.  This can only be achieved with your support in promoting and buying products made in Liberia, in maintaining a good credit rating, in paying your rightful taxes.The Administration will continue to also do its part in making it easier to do business by reducing the bureaucratic hurdles thereby creating a more conducive and friendly business environment, by ensuring that the tax regime is fair and allows businesses to expand.  We will also continue to improve the infrastructure required for business success.Without a doubt, all of these plans and efforts will require a stable environment of peace and security achieved through higher levels of support for ongoing security sector reforms, and for a stronger open and democratic society that helps us to continue the fight against corruption and injustice.As we continue to consolidate our democratic governance to guarantee our continued peace and security so that as UNMIL draws down – and indeed they must – we can stand up, – and we salute all of our partners who have continued to support us in maintaining the peace. We especially applaud our Nigerian partners who in their recently concluded exemplary and history-setting elections have strengthened the resolve of all African nations to continue on the democratic path that ensures long lasting peace and sustainable development across the African continent.We, too, are in the processes of deepening our own democratic credentials.  In Gbarnga, Bong County, at a conference to review issues of possible amendment to our Constitution, we are poised to take another important step toward our quest to deepen the ongoing transformation of the country.  It is not often that the Constitution gets reviewed or amended.  I therefore urge all Liberians to be fully engaged with the process and to keep our engagements constructive and respectful of the rights of others.As we work to achieve these objectives, the administration over the remaining years will need to be made stronger to underpin our determination for more timely and effective implementation of our overall development objective.Dear Citizens, as your leader, I will remain true to our cherished ideals. I therefore ask for your continued trust and confidence to help me get these important things done. I ask for the same unity of purpose across the useful diversities of our government and our society – the diversities which improves governance and make our society stronger. I ask all of you for the same spirit of community ownership and collective urgency as we embark on the road for Post-Ebola Recovery.May God bless Liberia and save the State.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Liberia Joins Egypt to Celebrate National Day

first_imgAmbassador Issa and Deputy Minister Shoniyin at yesterday’s event.“It’s a tradition that strengthens our bilateral relations,” says Min. ShoniyinLiberia yesterday joined the Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt to celebrate that country’s National Day on June 25, at a program held at the residence of Egyptian Ambassador, Alaa Issa in Monrovia.It is celebrated every July 23rd to remember the same day in 1952 when the Arab Republic was first formulated after the overthrow of the monarchy. It is an important annual national holiday for the country to remember hard-fought battles to reclaim its freedom, and the successful end of the revolution by completely abolishing the constitutional monarchy.B. Elias Shoniyin, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, said the celebration of Egypt’s National Day has become a tradition in Liberia and strengthens both countries’ mutual relations.This was after Ambassador Issa had said the celebration did not require speeches; but briefly, he welcomed members of the diplomatic corps, including US Ambassador accredited to Liberia, Christine Elder.Other Liberian government officials present were Defense Minister Daniel Dee Ziakhan, Attorney General and Minister of Justice Musa Dean, and Finance Minister Samuel Tweah.There were also members of the diplomatic corps, members of the business community and friends of the Arab Republic of Egypt.A cross-section of diplomatic corps and other officials at yesterday’s ceremonyEgypt’s National Day is also known as Revolution Day, and it is a public holiday celebrated in that country to commemorate the military coup of July 23, 1952, that led to the end of the monarchy and the establishment of an independent republic.According to an Egyptian Embassy official, the coup was carried out by a clandestine group called the Free Officers, led by General Muḥammad Naguib. They were ex-army officers established by Gamal Abdel Nasser in 1949 to plan a coup against the government of King Farouk.They successfully overthrew the king in 1952 and installed a more democratic government noted for the institution of major land reforms that sought to recover the lands held by the country’s elite and redistribute them among the poor; the acceleration of industrialization in the country, a somewhat successful campaign against corruption, and the advancement of women’s rights, including the right to vote.The Embassy official told the Daily Observer that though the day of the celebration is July 23, it can be celebrated at the time selected by the Embassy, which was done yesterday, June 25.In Egypt itself, the people all over the country celebrate this day every year by having national parades, musical and dance performances in the country’s capital, Cairo, and also by singing patriotic songs. The constitution of the country also comes together to delegate international treaties and extend their relationship with other countries of the world, discuss the country’s performance, progress and peace on this day.To officially honor the day, the Egyptian President issues a public statement praising the revolution, and there is a celebration staged by the minister of defense.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Berbice sisters in viral social media video slapped with 10 charges

first_imgThe two Berbice sisters who were caught on video insulting and assaulting Police ranks at the Rose Hall Police Outpost were on Thursday slapped with 10 charges altogether when they appeared at the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court.Hemwattie Singh and Yasminie RamsewTwenty-eight-year-old Hemwattie Singh, known as “Mona”, and 22-year-old Yasminie Ramsew, known as “Tina”, of Corentyne, Berbice, Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne), appeared before Magistrate Peter Hugh and pleaded not guilty to the charges.Ramsew was charged and granted $30,000 bail for dangerous driving, $10,000 bail for resisting arrest, $10,000 for disorderly behaviour and she was released on her own recognisance for the other charges.Ramsew allegedly drove motorcar PTT 5628 in a manner that was dangerous to the public on the Rose Hall Public Road, she failed to report an accident, failed to stop at the accident scene, resisted arrest, disorderly behaviour and assaulted a peace officer.Singh, on the other hand, was charged with damage to property, assaulting Peace Officer Umkar Sukhnanand on the Port Mourant Public Road, resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour.She was placed on $30,000 bail for the damage to property charge, $10,000 for assaulting the cop, $10,000 bail for resisting arrest and was released on her own recognisance for behaving disorderly.Police Prosecutor Rudolph Poliah had objected to bail being granted to the two women.When asked by the Magistrate to give one reason she should grant them bail, the sisters claimed that they were beaten by a female Police Officer at the same Rose Hall Police Outpost.Taking into consideration the reason, the Magistrate granted bail and they will make their next court appearance on January 6, 2020. The matter was transferred to the Whim Magistrate’s Court.The video with the two sisters being detained went viral on social media on Wednesday evening. In the video, the women can be heard uttering expletives along with racial remarks at Police Officers.The release of the video purportedly by a police officer has clearly violated the privacy of the two women while in police custody.One of the sisters allegedly pushed a Policewoman who was warning her about her conduct.Police on Wednesday said that the incident occurred on December 2, 2019, and the women were released on bail.They were required to appear in court after legal advice was obtained in respect of “certain utterances/remarks” against the ranks as expressed in videos.Police also stated that shortly before the incident at the Outpost, Ramsook was driving motorcar PTT 5628 when she reportedly struck a parked vehicle on the Rose Hall Public Road and drove away.Police said that the vehicle with the women was intercepted at Port Mourant, Berbice by a Police patrol shortly after which they were escorted to the Rose Hall Outpost. Both sisters were reportedly under the influence of alcohol.last_img read more

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No politics, kneeling for new XFL gridiron league

first_imgNews of the launch comes as the National Football League prepares to bring the curtain down on the most tumultuous season in its history following a protracted furore involving President Donald Trump.Trump triggered uproar last September after branding players who kneeled during the anthem in protest at social injustice as “sons of bitches” who should be fired.The US leader also later attacked the NFL for refusing to introduce a rule making it mandatory for players to stand.McMahon said Thursday his rebooted XFL — billed as delivering “all the things you like to see, and less of the things you don’t” — would be a politics-free zone.“I have no idea whether or not President Trump will support this,” McMahon said.“Let me say as far as our league is concerned it will have nothing to do with politics, and nothing to do with social issues either. We’re there to play football. We want really good football, and that’s what the fans want too.“When they tune in I don’t know if they want to be dealing with social issues and things of that nature. And that’s what we’re going to deliver.”– Criminals not welcome –Asked if it would be written into the league rules that players are required to stand, McMahon added: “There will be a booklet to make sure that all the players understand the rules.“We intend for everyone to abide by those rules. As far as the national anthem is concerned, I think this: the national anthem is a time-honoured tradition that is played to this day and many years in the past in our country; whatever our rules are are what our players will abide by.”McMahon also said the new league would also bar entry to any player with a criminal record.“The quality of the human being is important,” McMahon said.“You want someone that has does not have any criminality whatsoever associated with them. In the XFL, If you have a DUI (driving under the influence) you will not play in the XFL.”McMahon said the new league would aim to produce quicker games than the NFL, scrapping half-time in order to get the games finished inside two hours.Cities hosting the eight franchises had yet to be decided, but McMahon said it was likely teams would be based in areas which already host NFL teams.“You want to play football where football is played,” he said. “The intent is to play where a lot of the NFL teams play. Every city is on our radar.”The launch comes as the NFL faces enduring concerns about the long-term health risks of playing the sport. McMahon insisted player safety in the new league would be paramount.“Reimagining the game of football means we are reimagining it at all levels including safety and that’s what we’ll do,” McMahon said. “We want to make it as safe as possible but still football.“We’re going to bring in experts who are going to help us, we’re going to listen to medical experts and heed their advice and make it as safe as possible.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Vince McMahon, pictured in 2014, said the eight-team XFL — a reboot of the competition which lasted for one season in 2001 — would kick off in 2020 © GETTY/AFP/File / Ethan MillerLOS ANGELES, United States, Jan 26 – World wrestling tycoon Vince McMahon announced plans to relaunch a new American football league on Thursday, revealing that players would be forced to stand for the national anthem and barred from promoting social issues through the sport.McMahon, the 72-year-old billionaire owner of WWE, said the eight-team XFL — a reboot of the competition which lasted for one season in 2001 — would kick off in 2020.last_img read more

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Glad All Over Again – Palace fans release unofficial Cup final song

first_imgCrystal Palace fan and comedian Doc Brown has released an unofficial FA Cup final song.Done with the help of rapper Verb T and music from Chemo, it’s called ‘Glad All Over Again’ in reference to the song sung by the Selhurst Park faithful since the 1960s.The new version is pretty good and arguably almost as funny as the original…Take a look at the 2016 effort, above. Then check out the 1990 song below, featuring the players – Alan Pardew included – singing Glad All Over ahead of the 1990 FA Cup final, won by Man United after a replay.John Salako absolutely loves it.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS – CLOUGHANEELY HOST MINOR BOARD PRESENTATIONS

first_imgNotaí Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Chloich Cheann Fhaola 11ú Nollaig.Bhí Cruinniú Cheann Bliana ag CCF ar an 1ú Nollaig agus seo a leanas an coiste a togadh.Cathaoirleach Seamus O’Domhnaill,Leas Cathaoirleach, Seosamh Mac Gairbhith, Runaí Marie Nic Laffertaigh, Runaí Cunta, Mairtín Ó Dúgain, Cisteoir, Paddy Mac Laffertaigh, Leas Cisteoir, Mary Nic Laffertaigh, Oifigeach Oiliuna, Sean Seosamh Mac Iomhair Oifigeach Coimirce Leanaí, Laura Ní Ghallchoir, Oifigeach Na Gaelige, Carmel Ní Chuireainn Toscairí Bord an Chondae, Seosamh Mac Gairbith & Seamus O’Domhnaill Bainsteoir an Foireann Sinsír, Seosamh Mac Gairbhith, Foireann Tacaíochta, Caoimhín Ó Scanlain. The Club Minor Board Presentation takes place this Sunday in Óstán Loch Altan at 3pm sharp, Admission €10 per Child, with a very special presentation for each Player as well as food for all. The special guest will be All star Footballer Frank Mc Glynn.The Club will host the Annual Dinner Dance in Óstán Loch Altan on Saturday the 28th of December, seating at 8pm with Special Guests. Tickets available from Hotel Reception, Marie Mc Clafferty, Seamus O’Domhnaill or James Harkin.Anyone who wishes to purchase Club gear can do so by contacting Martin Duggan or by checking the Club Facebook Page.The Minor Board AGM took place last weekend with the outgoing committee being returned ,namely, Denis Doohan, Chairman, Kevin Scanlon, Ass Chair, Joseph Casey, Secretary, Stephen Doohan, Ass Secretary and Denis Doohan (Dandy) as Registrar. the following were selected as Team Manager’s: U6’s & 8’s John Joe Mc Geever, U10’s Stephen Doohan, U12’s Joanne Terry, U14’s Michael Mc Causland, U16’s Denis Doohan & Minors Martin Duggan. New State of the Art Gym opening to the Public on the 6th of January for further details check the Facebook Page, Gift Vouchers available.  GAA NEWS – CLOUGHANEELY HOST MINOR BOARD PRESENTATIONS was last modified: December 11th, 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:Cloughaneely GAA club noteslast_img read more

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STUNNING DONEGAL SUNSET – BUT WEATHER SET TO CHANGE

first_imgSunset off Gaoth Dobhair Bay this Friday evening. Pic Tommy Curran for donegaldaily.comTHIS was the sunset over Gaoth Dobhair this evening as the cold but dry clear weather continues.However forecasters are predicting a change in the weather over the weekend as the easterly weather system begins to shift.Here’s Peter O’Donnell from Irish Weather Online with his view of the next few days: TONIGHT … Another clear, cold night with some increase in cloud towards morning, lows -5 to -2 C, and patchy ice fog developing towards dawn, as winds become generally calm. SATURDAY … Variable cloud, light winds, a bit milder after a chilly start, and highs 8-11 C. There could be some rain or sleet by evening as winds become southeasterly 30-50 km/hr.  SUNDAY … Increasing cloud east, periods of rain developing from southwest into most other regions, becoming quite windy (E to SE 40-70 km/hr), highs near 9 C in south and possibly as low as 5 C in the north. Some of the rain could turn to sleet or hill snow in the north as warming will be held close to the south coast by slow-moving warm fronts that may not push north until fairly late overnight or on Monday, if at all. MONDAY … Breezy to windy, showers, possibly heavy rain later and highs in west and south around 11 C, possibly as cold as 7 C further east and north where the milder air will be very slow to arrive. Heavy rain (15-30 mm) in west Munster and fog with southeast to southerly winds possibly at or near gale force along the south coast in particular by Monday night. Some localized snowmelt flooding from higher terrain and in parts of east Ulster combining with any rainfall, and this could become locally severe. Winds east to southeast at about 40-70 km/hr. TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY … Periods of rain, hail showers at times, highs each day about 8-12 C although could be held to 4-7 C in Ulster. Risk of some heavy rains (20-30 mm) with risk of spot flooding in west Munster, otherwise amounts of about 5-15 mm. On the other hand, the rain may be beneficial in some places. Easterly winds are likely to become more northwesterly and temperatures may once again begin to fall towards lower single digits later in the period. Showers could then become mixed and wintry. FURTHER OUTLOOK … At the moment, the chances of a really large upward trend in temperature is uncertain and anything much above 12-15 C may be either very brief or cut off at the pass by yet another cold spell, although this time from a more northwesterly source (so not quite as extreme). At least there are suggestions of a warming trend later in April, so therefore some hope of improvements. I think the last week of the month is the best chance for any real warmth.  STUNNING DONEGAL SUNSET – BUT WEATHER SET TO CHANGE was last modified: April 5th, 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:STUNNING DONEGAL SUNSET – BUT WEATHER SET TO CHANGElast_img read more

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