SBW opens up about a return to league

first_imgWilliams is targeting next year’s Rugby Union World Cup with the All Blacks but his future beyond that is undecided.The dual international turns 34 next August and is weighing up ending an illustrious career spanning Australia, New Zealand, France, Japan, rugby league, rugby union and boxing.Williams became a pariah in the 13-man game after his walk-out on Canterbury in 2008 over a contract dispute.He returned to play a leading role in the Sydney Roosters’ 2013 NRL premiership victory, only to again return to union, where he won the 2015 World Cup and appeared in the 2016 Olympics.He’s eyeing his third World Cup next year but refuses to rule out a third stint in rugby league in 2020 and says opportunities to work with the Pacific community and in coaching will affect his decision.”I’m 34 next year. I’m just happy doing what I love doing,” Williams told Fox Sports.”I really want to affect my Pasifika people. With that comes responsibility.”I need more knowledge in that field, which I’m doing – I’m doing for my coaching papers.”God willing I make it through next year and I make that World Cup side.”Then after that, I have to keep the wife happy and then if I do play on, it’ll have to be at a place where I can still have a voice.”Williams returned to the Roosters for two years in 2013-14 after a handshake agreement with Roosters chairman Nick Politis, which was struck following his first exit from the NRL.In the past few years, there have been rumours Williams will end his career with the Tri-Colours.He refused to give anything away about his future on Sunday but said he regretted the way he turned his back on the Bulldogs, the club that gave him a start as a teenager.”I still stand by my decision to leave. Though as a young fella you’re a bit rash and you do things you probably regret,” Williams said.”I’m no different. I’m human, I make mistakes.”When it came to that decision to leave, although things weren’t going the right way off the field, I just felt like I was backed into a corner and that was all I could do.”Looking back now, if I was a lot more confident in myself as a man, I probably could have gone and spoken to the administration and told them, ‘Look, I’m going to leave if you don’t do what you guys promised me’.”last_img read more

Can Liberia Answer the Agriculture Challenge?

first_imgYesterday the Daily Observer published an article quoting the Central Bank of Liberia’s 2014 Policy Statement which said that the only way for the Liberian Dollar to stabilize against the soaring US Dollar is for Liberia to produce goods for domestic consumption and export.  That same day, two things happened: the first was the grassroots campaign and advocacy organization One.org, along with some of Africa’s top music stars and with hundreds of African Civil Society Organizations who presented their “Do Agric, It Pays” petition to African leaders at the AU summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, calling on them to recommit to spending at least 10% of national budgets on effective agriculture investments. The second thing that happened yesterday was a conversation with one of our readers who could not help expressing his utter shock and disgust over a photo (see above) he had discovered, suggesting some brutal truths about Liberia’s attitude toward agriculture. The image is a 2014 Google Earth photograph of the Guinean and Liberian sides of the border (yellow line) near Gbedin, the site of major rice project during the Tolbert administration.  To our reader’s dismay, he saw a series of organized parcels of land – agricultural developments – along the Guinean side of the border, while on the Liberian side, the image shows only forested areas and settlements, hardly any farming activity to speak of.  Agriculture activities along the Guinea side of the border are purportedly part of that country’s ‘Agriculture, Trade and Foreign Exchange Strategy: Organized Farms near Ganta and Gbedin’.“This is where a lot of our foreign exchange is going!” he exclaimed.  “The Guineans have learned that Liberians are not serious about agriculture, since our market women go there every week to buy produce with which to supply the Liberian population.  So [by establishing large farms right along the border with Liberia], they are drawing our foreign exchange into their economy, while we have government officials being named African Minister of the year and so on.”The man’s discovery of the Google Earth image of the Liberia-Guinea border could not have been timelier, with the African Union Summit was just underway in Equatorial Guinea.  There, One.org together with Nigerian pop star D’banj and other African musicians and CSOs hand-delivered their petition to several African Heads of State including Presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Yayi Boni of Benin, John Mahama of Ghana, Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, and Macky Sall of Senegal. “It is time for our leaders to step up and Do Agric at this year’s summit during the AU Year of Agriculture. Millions of smallholder farmers are counting on you—including the over 2 million African citizens who have signed the Do Agric petition and the 400 million who live on less than a dollar a day,” said One.org’s Executive Director for Africa, Dr. Sipho S. Moyo, ahead of the summit.  Receiving the petition on June 10 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, President Jakaya Kikwete promised to “champion this cause at the AU Summit. I will present this petition to the other Heads of State. We as African governments cannot succeed in taking agriculture forward unless we modernize it, instead of our people continuing to use the hand-held hoe and other farming implements from pre-biblical times.”Ghana’s President John Mahama accepted the petition in Accra, Ghana on June 20. He hailed the initiative and reiterated Ghana’s commitment to improving the lives of smallholder farmers, adding that “your campaign is preaching to the converted as we in Ghana are already stepping up the policies and investments in agriculture.”The Do Agric petition contains a bucket list of recommendations to AU members that, if adopted, could among other things boost yields for smallholder farmers and a reduced food import expense, which currently stands at about $25 billion annually. Africa could also benefit from increased food availability for the 265 million Africans who are under-nourished; increased intra-Africa trade benefits, estimated to reach $2 trillion by 2030; increased incomes for farming families through reduced post-harvest loss which today stands at $48 billion a year; and increased food production and agro-processing, providing millions of jobs for African youth.Noteworthy are Nigeria’s Coordinating Minister for the Economy Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, and Agriculture Minister Adesina Akinwumi, both of who also received the petition. ONE.org officially launched its “Do Agric, It Pays” campaign on January 20, 2014 along the margins of the 22nd Ordinary Session of the AU Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in support of the 2014 AU Year of Agriculture. The campaign encourages African governments to keep their 2003 Maputo promise to invest at least 10% of national budgets in agriculture, and makes a case for better strategic policies and transparent public investments that will better support smallholder farmers, especially women, and lift millions of Africans out of poverty. Well over 2 million persons have signed the Do Agric petition so far, totaling 97% of the target number of signatures.  “We came together because we know Africa is rising,” says Nigerian recording artist D’banj. “Yet the farmers who produce most of our food still struggle to survive. 70% of Africans are employed in agriculture. This week’s AU Summit in Malabo is a historic opportunity for you to change the lives of millions of Africans and create a better future for our youth through better agricultural investment.” Meanwhile, back in rural Liberia, smallholder famers are still desperately yearning for the support of the Agriculture Ministry and other relevant functionaries of government to come to their aid.  They are haunted every year by lack of technical support to improve and maximize their output; lack of means (roads, etc) to get their produce to markets; as well as funding needed for acquiring more efficient farming methods and equipment.  Even though the Central Bank of Liberia has made available some US$7 million to commercial banks to help farmers, the banks are requiring Monrovia-based land as collateral, which is essentially a non-starter for most small Liberian farmers. There are no quick solutions or easy answers, the Central Bank has already noted.  Over the last three years, the Bank reported, some of the country’s top agricultural exports – rubber and cocoa – suffered, contributing to the hike in the exchange rate.  Although 2013 saw a slight rebound in cocoa exports, there is a need for serious investment in mechanized farming to give Liberian cocoa (and coffee) the attention it needs on the world market.There are, however, noteworthy sprouts of hope. The newly established Liberia Collateral Registry is expected to count “movable assets” as acceptable collateral for commercial loans, essentially allowing farmers to bank their enterprises using their projected harvests as potential collateral.  There is also the phenomenon of school gardens gaining traction around the country, nurturing a renewed passion for planting, targeting Liberia’s youth.  The school gardens are effective because the students are fed at school from what they grow, thus learning discipline, diligence and pride in achieving good results alongside core agricultural skills.  With guided practice as well as deliberate investment and encouragement from government and relevant stakeholders, this could be the window of opportunity for fighting poverty in Liberia. Like the youth themselves, such opportunities will take time to mature.  And then, with hard work, only time will tell.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Passport services now being offered at Linden

first_imgLindeners and those persons from parts of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) can now access passport services via the newly-constructed Linden passport office at Retrieve, Mackenzie. While not officially opened, operational services commenced last week, with a number of persons already taking advantage.Superintendent Deputy Chief Immigration Officer Ewart Wray, who was present at the facility, noted that the aim is to have persons in Linden aware that services are now being offered at the new office, ahead of the official opening.He also noted that the office has since ceased all operations from within the Linden branch of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) building, which had provided renewal and passport upliftment services.Wray said officials were at the time testing the system of operation to ensure that it was of efficient standards.“We are here today to have applicants submit their applications for new machine-readable passports. All categories of passports we’re accepting here…If this is the first time you’re acquiring a passport, you apply here. If you’re changing from a non-machine-readable passport to a machine-readable passport, you apply here. So, persons from the town of Linden would have no reason to go to our office in Georgetown. You’re also going to acquire your passport here at this office. So, this is what we’re doing now. Of course, this is not a formal opening of the office, but it still requires everyone to come here”, Wray told this publication.He added that operations will be conducted from Monday to Friday from 8:00h to 15:00h and applicants will also be required to uplift their passports at the Linden office. Wray boasted that the office is fully equipped with the necessary technology and security and that all systems are in place to facilitate smooth operation.He highlighted that requirements for applicants seeking to acquire new passports include: a birth certificate, National Identification Card (for adults), $6,000, a passport-sized photograph, and an application form.The Head of Immigration Services pointed out that while the wait time to acquire a new passport at the central immigration office in Georgetown is 5 working days, it will take 7 working days at the Linden office, since passports are still being produced in Georgetown.In cases where a new applicant is married, he noted that a female would require a marriage certificate and a copy of her husband’s birth certificate, or the bio-data page of his passport. Wray said the office also caters to other categories of passports— including lost or damaged at a cost of $15,000.He also alluded that all immigration officers operating from within the Linden office are fully trained and experienced to handle passport services.“I’m encouraging persons to come across here to have their passports done. I want to reiterate that one does not need to go to the old office where we were operating at the NIS building, they are required to come here”, Wray reiterated.He further pointed out that the commencement of services at Linden is expected to reduce the number of persons visiting the central office for new passports.“We are experiencing a reduction in the number of persons since we would have started operating in New Amsterdam and we do expect the same as we start operating here…we have the capacity to deliver the necessary service to the public…”, the Head of Immigration Services added.He said persons can expect hassle-free services once all the requirements are met as he cited commitment in ensuring a timely service.“We believe that we are providing a service to Guyanese citizens who are required to have passports. We are here to ensure that they understand what the requirements are. Providing they fulfil those requirements, there is no difficulty in them acquiring a passport. So, we’re going to ensure that persons get their passports in a timely manner”, Wray stressed.He also said that other services would be announced when the office is formally opened.last_img read more

Needs to be stopped

first_img– Robert Gilbert Van Nuys The iron law Re: “Our so-called life” (March 22): When was the law of supply and demand repealed? If the population increases and jobs do not increase to keep pace, wages go down. If the population increases and the availability of housing does not increase, the cost of housing goes up. If employers who offer high paying jobs leave, the average wage goes down. – John Reynolds Canoga Park Brand A is Brand B Re: “Recall has worried pet owners rushing to vets” (March 12): Well, seems even dogs can’t trust the labels. The recent Menu Foods’ recall showed that despite over 60 different labels the dog food is manufactured at the same place. Walmart dog food is the same as Science Diet, I guess. Luckily, not many of the millions of pets were adversely effected by the new gluten ingredient. The recall does make you wonder as to human food, though. Are all soups really made by Campbells? Are all cereals made by General Foods? If it is all the same, why do we pay more? Apples are apples, right? These revelations make it clear that what is Brand A is also Brand B, whether it is dog food or human food. Of course, our animals won’t know the difference between one brand and another, but will we have to learn some new tricks. – Leigh Datzker Woodland Hills No, Virginia, there … Re: “Iconic holiday parade canceled” (March 23): What makes the cancellation of the annual holiday event a particular shame is not only its unfortunate timing: now that Hollywood is upscaling with all those million-dollar condos under construction around Hollywood and Vine. The real problem is that it gives the fundamentalists ammunition in their charge that wicked, secularist Hollywood has declared “war” on Christmas. (Maybe the Christians would be willing to underwrite a new parade, replacing Santa with a manger scene featuring Stephanie Edwards and Bob Eubanks as Mary and Joseph.) Bah humbug, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. And we thought Santa’s Village closing several years ago was bad enough. – Kevin Dawson Tujunga Not-so-hidden agenda Re: “Apartment planner trying to build case” (March 21): What a smoke screen. Another huge multi-family project is planned for Warner Center. Yet our city officials are only concerned about “affordable rents” and imposes this as a means to mitigate traffic. Please, don’t insult our intelligence. Oh, and they also want a $1 million traffic fee. That will work. What a joke. The only way to mitigate our ever-worsening traffic congestion is to stop development. And no one seems to be worrying about our dwindling water supplies. We are all going to be out of water and out of driving space. We are being sold down the dry L.A. River by our tax revenue hungry politicos with their not-so-hidden agendas. – Bill Hamburg Woodland Hills Integrity? Re: “Police union tries sticking us up again” (Their Opinions, March 20): Bernard Parks said, “only 15 percent of the officers live and can vote in the City of Los Angeles.” That’s not a requirement of an officer. Parks suggests the city should use Reagan’s playbook and fire officers who don’t sign the financial disclosure. Good luck. There isn’t an agency in the world that would turn away 600 LAPD-trained gang or narcotics officers. Parks transgressions: excluded then D.A. Garcetti’s office from Rampart investigation material, refused to meet Connie Rice and the Rampart Review Panel. Try to remember, Bernie, “Integrity In All We Say and Do.” – Jeff Lovick Hawthorne Marijuana issues Personally, I don’t believe in drug use. It But there comes a time to face facts. Marijuana is not going away. Rumor has it that marijuana is the number one crop in the USA. It goes by unchecked and untaxed. Who’s paying for all the rehab people need? Maybe we should legalize Marijuana and tax it the same way we tax cigarettes and liquor. – Michael Riboloff Reseda Anything but Paris Say it isn’t so! The Daily News has apparently joined the ranks of The Globe, Star, and the other trash papers with a front page photo of the queen of vapidity, and a large one at that. There must be someone who has actually accomplished something in life that is more deserving. How about Karl Rove, or the porn queen who is relegated to the back pages. Please, anything but Paris Hilton. – Mike Belson Studio City Do as I say I would have more confidence in what Al Gore has to say about the environment if he practiced what he preached. Gore wants us all to ride our bikes and drive hybrids, but according to your article yesterday, Mr. Gore left the Washington hotel where he addressed an audience on the perils of global warming, in a Lincoln Town Car, which gets about nine miles to the gallon. Gore also owns more than one home, and his home in Tennessee has twenty rooms and nine bathrooms. I think he has a political agenda, and likes to dictate to others what he won’t do himself. – Marsha Roseman Van Nuys Such a deal Wow, what a deal! President Bush offered to let White House officials testify privately, provided they can lie and later deny what they said – i.e., no oath or transcripts. – Ernst F. Ghermann Winnetka Snow job Has anyone noticed the deft dancing around the subject that Tony Snow has shown his former press associates on the refusal to allow White House associates to testify? It is a truly professional “Snow-job.” – Hal Rattner Santa Clarita Scheduling conflict? Tell me why, oh why did the street cleaning crew changed their cleaning date to Tuesdays? That’s our trash pick-up day. – Joy Stovall Woodland Hills Studio City Stop preaching Re: “Mayor’s dropout plan only looks new” (March 22): Maybe our mayor should add these to his nine: Stop preaching “you have to go to college to be successful.” Hold the teachers and instructors to the same standards he proposes for the principals and administrators. Bring back the shop classes, Auto, Machine, Electrical and Woodworking. There are many students who would never have the grades for college who could be trained to fill jobs in these fields. The public is tired of paying for shoddy work, performed by unqualified workers who work under a Contractors License. Re: “Boycott LAX-area hotels” (March 23): I have to keep pinching myself to see if I’m dreaming, do we live in socialist times? Is the government telling private business what to pay their workers? Is the government actively trying to re-direct business away from those who don’t follow their commands? This is the City Council you people voted for – this pathetic legislative body, the highest paid elected officials in the Country. There is so much wrong with this system, its hard to start but suffice it to say, we can’t roll over on this – this new wave of socialism led by Eric Garcetti needs to be stopped. – Kim Greene last_img read more

Exclusive – Everton boss Martinez defends decision to hold back ‘phenomenal’ Barkley against Liverpool

first_imgRoberto Martinez has defended his decision to leave Ross Barkley on the bench for the majority of Saturday’s Merseyside derby and insisted he will continue to handle the young midfielder with care.Barkley almost fashioned a winner for the Toffees at Goodison Park, after being introduced five minutes from time, and his energetic cameo led some supporters to question why the 21-year-old was not unleashed on Liverpool sooner.Explaining his decision to hold back the starlet, who has come in for criticism for his performances this season, Martinez told talkSPORT: “Ross, for me, is the most talented English footballer we have had for many, many years, but, in the same manner, he is a young man and we need to protect him at times.“He he is allowed to have good moments of form and other moments that are a little harder. In the derby it was a fascinating tactical battle, two teams that work really, really well in very different shapes, and Ross was always a player important for us to change things around.“We had a couple of worries on the pitch. When Steven Naismith had a knock on his neck, Ross was going to come on, but we had to be cautious with our substitutions because we had Bryan Oviedo coming back without playing 90 minutes for a long time, James McCarthy the same, and Mo Besic was also carrying a knock.“We always knew Ross could give us that quality, that special moment, and it nearly was the case when he put Seamus Coleman through for the best chance of the game. But Ross Barkley is a phenomenal talent and he is a player we want to build the team around. But, at the weekend, it was a different approach to the game.”Martinez has often come in for criticism this season as the Toffees have struggled to hit the heights of last term, when they finished fifth in the Premier League and recorded their highest ever points total.The Spaniard admits it has been a frustrating campaign for all involved at the club, but he believes they will learn valuable lessons from it and he is hopeful his side can end with a flourish.Everton have been in improved form in recent weeks, with the goalless draw against Liverpool their fourth successive league game without defeat, and Martinez said: “It is one those seasons where you learn a lot internally and as a football club.“We worked really hard in the summer to maintain good things we had in the season before because the form that we showed was phenomenal.“It has been disappointing that we haven’t been able to create momentum. Small margins have affected our results and that has affected having that little bit of momentum you always need in league competitions. In Europe, it has been totally different – we have really enjoyed playing in that competition.“It has been frustrating for fans and the expectations we have put on ourselves haven’t been able to be reflected in the scorelines. The margins have been small and there have been reasons for that.“I do feel we are going to get stronger as a team and as a football club we will learn from what happened this season. All we want now is to face every game as a final and make sure we are as good as we can be and look towards the end of the season with a real positive feeling.”last_img read more

KRU, DPP to probe rape allegations on Kenya 7s player

first_imgMusician Wendy Kemunto made allegations on her Instagram page that Wanyama who was part of the Victoria Sevens winning squad, was one of two rugby players who raped her during her birthday on February 10.“The @ODPP_KE has already contacted the Victim and appropriate action is being taken in consultation with DCIO Kilimani cc @DCI_Kenya,” the ODPP office further tweeted under the hashtag #JusticeforKemunto.In a separate statement, the Kenya Rugby Union said it had received the reports and would be reviewing the issue which is now in the hands of authorities.“The Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) has been made aware of reports about alleged sexual misconduct involving a contracted Kenya Sevens player. The matter will be reviewed as soon as practicable by the KRU, in line with existing procedures for all contracted players,” KRU said in the statement.“It is also important to note that with a report having been made to law enforcement authorities, the KRU cannot comment further about the allegations pending the outcome of investigations,” it further added.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Frank Wanyama in action for Kenya Sevens during a past World Rugby Sevens Series tournament.NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 1- Both the Kenya Rugby Union and the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (ODPP) say they have launched investigations over rape allegations leveled against contracted Kenya Sevens player Frank Wanyama.“The @ODPP_KE treats information about rape very seriously. Be rest assured that the matter is being given due attention as matter of urgency. The @ODPP_KE has already got in touch with Kilimani DCIO CC @DCI_Kenya and action is being taken,” the ODDP official Twitter account posted on Monday afternoon in response to the issue.last_img read more

Man Utd’s £40m bid for PL striker is a ‘huge risk’ – fans react to transfer link

first_img Harry Kane 1 Harry Kane is a man in demand.The striker’s breakthrough season has not gone unnoticed by the Premier League’s elite.Although Tottenham Hotspur will, understandably, be desperate to retain the 21-year-old’s services, it seems that several of their domestic rivals are sniffing around.Manchester United are apparently very keen, so much so that they are being tipped to make a £40 million bid for the England forward to bolster their faltering front line.Kane is one of the 17 most valuable players in world football, after all, while Rodney Marsh thinks the Spurs Golden Boy is worth £100 million.But how did the fans react to reports linking Kane to Old Trafford? Is he worth such a huge fee? Or is he yet to prove his worth?talkSPORT has the Twitter low-down…last_img read more

FAMOUS DONEGAL PHARMACY JOINS ‘CAREPLUS’ FRANCHISE

first_imgFEATURES: A famous Donegal pharmacy has joined the fabled ‘CAREPLUS’ franchise.Flatley’s Pharmacy in Stranorlar is one of the most reputable pharmacists in Donegal. However, management have decided to join the very successful ‘CAREPLUS’ chain.A bit about Flatley’s Pharmacy:FLATLEYS PHARMACY WAS ESTABLISHED BY AUDREY FLATLEY IN 1986 AND HAS BEEN DISPENSING MEDICINES AND HEALTHCARE ADVICE EVER SINCE.AUDREY HAS STRIVED TO MAINTAIN A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN STRANORLAR AND EMBRACED TECHNOLOGY FROM THE START BEING THE FIRST PHARMACY IN THE TWIN TOWNS TO HAVE A COMPUTER INSTALLED. NOW SHE HAS INVESTED IN THE MOST UPTO DATE AUTOMATED DISPENSING SYTEM ON THE MARKET -A PHARMACY ROBOT.AUDREY, FRANCIS AND THE REST OF THE TEAM ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW DEVICE WHICH IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE NORTHWEST.THE ROBOT NOT ONLY SPEEDS UP DISPENSING, IMPROVES ACCURACY, CHECKS EXPIRY DATES AND MAINTAINS STOCK LEVELS, IT FREES UP TIME FOR THE PHARMACY STAFF TO INTERACT WITH THEIR PATIENTS AND GIVE ADVICE.THE TEAM HAVE BEEN SHOWING OFF THEIR NEW ROBOT AND ITS SKILLS TO NUMEROUS CALLERS OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS SO FEEL FREE TO CALL IN, THEY WOULD LOVE TO GIVE YOU A DEMO!INDEPENDENT PHARMACY HAS BEEN BADLY HIT SINCE THE RECESSION SO TO SURVIVE GROUPS ARE BEING FORMED TO ACHIEVE BETTER BUYING POWER ETC.JOINING FORCES STRENGTHENS THE INDIVIDUAL PHARMACY’S ABILITY TO DELIVER A GREAT AND COST EFFECTIVE SERVICE FOR ITS CUSTOMERS. ONE OF THE LARGER GROUPS EMERGING IS A FRANCHISE CALLED CAREPLUS WHO ARE RAPIDLY EXPANDING ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.CAREPLUS ARE AT THE FOREFRONT OF TECHNOLOGY IN THE PHARMACY SECTOR, NOT ONLY FOR THE PHARMACISTS BUT ALSO THE CUSTOMERS WHO CAN DOWNLOAD THE FREE CAREPLUS APP TO THEIR SMARTPHONE AND ORDER THEIR PRESCRIPTIONS ONLINE IN SECONDS.FLATLEYS ARE NUMBER FIVE IN THE CAREPLUS GROUP TO OPEN ITS DOORS WITH ANOTHER THIRTY PREPARING TO OPEN IN THE MONTHS AHEAD.FLATLEYS WOULD NOT BE FLATLEYS WITHOUT A FANTASTIC TEAM, MANY OF WHOM HAVE BEEN WITH AUDREY FOR MANY YEARS, INCLUDING TERESA WHO IS ON BOARD FROM THE EARLY DAYS. THEIR COMMITMENT AND HARD WORK IS VALUED BY AUDREY AND THEIR MANY LOYAL CUSTOMERS.BY CONSTANTLY MOVING FORWARD THE TEAM AT FLATLEYS ARE LOOKING TO A BRIGHT FUTURE AND HOPE TO CONTINUE TO OFFER EXCELLENCE IN HEALTHCARE FOR MANY  YEARS AHEAD.FAMOUS DONEGAL PHARMACY JOINS ‘CAREPLUS’ FRANCHISE was last modified: August 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

WEST DONEGAL ‘WALKS THE LINE’ IN THE HUNT FOR STUNNING SCENERY

first_imgMembers of various interested groups met yesterday to discuss the joining up of two of West Donegal’s most famous railway walks.A possible link between two of West Donegal’s old railway line walks is being considered.It follows a meeting yesterday between members of the Mindarnaslua/Loughanure Railway Committee, the DLDC and the County Council.The group are exploring the possibility of extending the Mindarnaslua/Loughanure Railway Walk to link up with the Burtonport to Meenbanad railway walk. Local county councillor Micheal Mac Giolla Easbuig was part of the meeting.He said such lines are under-utilised and should be opened and joined up again.“These walks go through beautiful scenic areas and are a rich asset for local communities and visitors alike, steeped as they are in the history and culture of the area.“It was a very positive and constructive meeting. Anyone who wants to get involved in discussing the possible extension can please contact me or Committee in Loughanure. “The old railway routes are an under-used asset generally throughout the county and I support any efforts to make them accessible and useful to our communities.”WEST DONEGAL ‘WALKS THE LINE’ IN THE HUNT FOR STUNNING SCENERY was last modified: December 16th, 2015 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:donegalrailway walkslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS CLUB NOTES

first_imgLotto & 100+ ClubThere was no jackpot winning sequence in this weeks Lotto draw but John James Gallen, Meenreagh matched 3 numbers to win €50. Numbers drawn were 2,6,3,1,5,4,8,7. Next weeks Lotto jackpot is €2,100. The Lotto sellers in the coming weeks are: 13th April – Barry Bradley, 20th April – Joe Carlin, 27th April – Eamonn Kelly and 4th May – Maurice O’Donnell. The winner of the 100+ Club draw this week was John Kelly, Dromore who wins €100. Thanks to all for their continued support of the weekly Lotto & 100+ Club.The winners of this weeks players draw were Damien Wilson and Sean Dooher. Seniors & ReservesThe league season continued for both teams on Saturday. The reserves put in a decent display but lost out narrowly to a strong Glen side. Final score: Red Hughs 1-6 N. Columba 0-14. The seniors were held to a draw for the second week running after leading for most of the game. Final score: Red Hughs 0-11 N. Columba 1-8.Both teams are fixed to play Fanad Gaels away this Saturday 13th April with the senior at 7.00pm and reserve at 5.45pm. All come out and support the teams.Senior LadiesThe senior ladies are fixed to play Carndonagh at home this Sunday 14th April at 12.00 Noon. The club wishes ladies players Kate Browne and Emma Brady a speedy recovery from their recent injuries.Minor BoardThe U14 boys lost to Burt away on Monday evening. Their next game is next Monday 15th April at home to Muff at 7.00pm.The minors played three games in the past week and won all three to continue their great run. First up was Lifford away on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-5, then a home clash with Malin which they won by 3-7 to 2-4 and then on Monday evening they beat fellow table toppers Burt on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-8. Panel for the game against Malin: Luke Kelly, Enda Coyle, Ryan Bradley, Gavin Wright, Stephen McMenamin, Cathal Doherty, Jason Dullaghan, Pauric McMenamin, Martin Byrne, James Carlin, Michael Devine, Frankie Linton, Kyle McConnell, Odhran Doherty, Tomas Doherty, Stephen McConnell, Michael McColgan. Their next fixture is away to Carndonagh this Friday 12th April at 6.30pm. Underage training continues this Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon for all boys and girls from U6 to U12/13. The U12/13 girls training continues on Saturday from 11.00-12.00 noon. All new players are welcome. Players are now required to wear gumshields at all training sessions and games.U14 girls training takes place at the pitch this Saturday from 12.00 Noon to 1.30pm. All new players welcome. Girls are to bring along their own waterbottle/mouthguard/gloves. Contact Kate Bradley (086) 3421602 or Cathal Doherty (086) 3038286 for more details.Back of the Wall 5K ChallengeThis years ‘Back of the Wall Challenge’ 5k walk/run takes place on Sunday 21st April at 11.00am. Entry can be made on the day between 9.30 and 10.30am. €5 per adult/€3 per child. All are welcome. Check the Red Hughs Facebook page for more details and for training schedule. Johnny Brady ConcertCountry music star Johnny Brady will play live in Jackson Hotel on Friday 17th May in aid of Red Hughs GAA. Tickets are currently on sale priced at €15.Come Dine With MeRed Hughs Ladies ‘Come Dine With Me’ guest tea evening has been postponed until later in the summer.Goalkeeper Coaching SessionThere is a goalkeeper coaching session with Paul Callaghan at the pitch this Wednesday 10th April at 7.00pm. All goalkeepers from U16 up are to attend as well as all team managers.Leaving Cert GrindsThanks to the teachers Joanne Kelly and Philip McGovern for doing the Maths and English grinds over Easter. Thanks also to Glenoir Kelly and Martin Doherty for their help. All the best to the students in their exams.Circuit TrainingCircuit training classes take place in the clubhouse on Mondays and Thursdays. Classes are open to men and women of all fitness levels and are a great chance to meet your fitness goals giving a total body workout. Ladies only classes take place on Mondays at 6.00pm and 6.30pm on Thursdays. A mixed class for beginners to advanced takes place on Mondays at 7.00pm and Thursdays at 6.30pm. Classes are open to all within or outside the Red Hughs club. Contact Troy McCormick (087) 7501680 or Calvin Bradley (086) 2424248 for more details.GAA NEWS: RED HUGHS CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 8th, 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:RED HUGHS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more