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17 children, 5 adults homeless after 3 separate fires

first_imgSeventeen children and five adults are now homeless after fires gutted their homes.The two-storey house at Lot 1 Graham Street, Plaisance, which a fire of unknown origin completely destroyedIn the first fire, two families comprising three adults and nine children lost their home after a fire of unknown origin destroyed the two-storey wooden and concrete home at Plaisance, East Coast Demerara (ECD), Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) on Monday morning.Reports are the blaze started in a bedroom in the upper flat of the house where two children were left playing with their toys.This newspaper was told that construction worker, Carl James, along with his reputed wife Junan Holland and their six children lived in the lower flat of the home located at Lot 1 Graham Street, Plaisance.Meanwhile, a single mother, Shaya Quamina, and her three children resided in the upper flat of the building.According to Holland, her husband was not at home when the fire started. She said that at about 10:20h, she was painting in her apartment when two of Quamina’s children shouted that there was a fire upstairs. Moments later, their mother came downstairs with her youngest child as she tried to escape the burning upper flat.Holland stated that she immediately grabbed her children, and rushed outside of their home. All of her valuables along with Quamina’s belongings were left inside the burning house.While the blaze was happening, ranks attached to the Sparendaam Police Station, ECD, received and responded to a telephone call notifying them that a house was burning in Plaisance.This newspaper was told that at about 10:45h, the team of firefighters arrived at the scene but as a result of mechanical delays, they were unable to douse the fire.Meanwhile, seven hours prior, a fire gutted a Novar Village, Mahaicony, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) home. The home was owned by 53-year-old Dularie Lall and her four children.This newspaper was told that the family had retired to bed in the upper flat of their two-storey home at about 21:30h on Sunday. However, at about 03:15h Lall was awakened by intense heat.As she woke up, she realised that the lower flat of the house was on fire. Reports are the woman grabbed her children from their slumber and rushed to safety.However, despite attempts by firefighters, the building was gutted. This newspaper was told that Lall’s residence was without electricity.Additionally, some 24 hours before the Mahaicony fire, a shack, which a Linden mother and her four children had been staying in, burnt to the ground.That fire, also of unknown origin, began at about 03:20h on Sunday at Block 22 Wisroc, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice).The home belonged to a friend of the single mother, who had offered the woman and her children shelter after the mother reportedly left an abusive relationship. (Kristen Macklingam)last_img read more

Colin Murray and Friends – Tuesday, August 4

first_imgColin Murray was joined by former England defender Stuart Pearce in the studio, as they continued their predictions for the new Premier League season.Crystal Palace, Everton, Leicester City and Liverpool fell under the spotlight today, while they also discussed the future of Toffees’ defender John Stones.last_img

30KPH SPEED LIMITS ISSUED FOR DONEGAL HOUSING ESTATES

first_imgA new plan to establish more appropriate speed limits within 30 housing estates throughout Donegal has just come into effect.Earlier this year Donegal County Council undertook to amend the ‘Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits)(County of Donegal) Bye-Laws 2011’ in order to provide for a more appropriate speed limit (specifically 30 kilometres per hour) on the public roads within 30 housing estates.In conjunction with the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, the Council commissioned a pilot scheme which identified a number of council estates where it proposed to introduce a 30km/hr ‘Slow Zone’. After taking into account representations from members of the public and elected councillors, it deemed that a change to the speed limits was appropriate at these housing estates.Draft Bye-Laws were prepared to reflect the proposed changes and made available for inspection by the general public between September 10th and October 9th.There was also consultation with An Garda Siochana and also the Transport Infrastructure Ireland.The Gardaí advised that they had no proposed amendments to the Draft Bye-Laws and while the Transport Infrastructure Ireland was also notified, it explained that their consent was not required as there were no national roads involved. The proposed Bye-Laws were submitted at the Donegal County Council meeting held on October 28th last and were adopted.The Bye-Laws came into operation on December 1st.The service roads (i.e. those other than private access roads/driveways within the curtilage of each dwelling) in the following housing estates are affected:Donegal Municipal DistrictKillybegs: Emerald Drive and Emerald Close; Bruickless: St Theresa’s Terrace; Bundoran: Elaghmore; Ballyshannon: Saimar Drive and Erne Dale Heights; Donegal Town: Mill Race Crescent.Glenties Municipal DistrictAilt an Chorrain: An Choill; An Craoslach: Birch Hill; Doiri Beaga/An Bun Beag: Ailt Aoibhinn; Ard an Rátha: Radharc an Ghleanna; An Fal Carrach: Radharc na Mara; Ná Gleannta: Clos Naomh Chonaill.Inishowen Municipal DistrictMalin Town: Radharc na Tra Breige; Greencastle: An Teampall Maol; Muff: Craig Park; Clonmany: Gaddyduff; Buncrana: Pairc na hAluine; Manorcunningham: Abbey Park.Letterkenny Municipal DistrictAn Cheathrú Chaol: Knockalla Close; Ramelton: An Sruthan; Milford: Radharc na Cille; Letterkenny: Cruach Mór, Leitir Ard and Cashel Park.Stranorlar Municipal DistrictBallybofey: Glenpatrick Park and Cois na Finne; Convoy: Townparks and Oak Park; Lifford Beechwood Grove; Raphoe: Meadow Hill. 30KPH SPEED LIMITS ISSUED FOR DONEGAL HOUSING ESTATES 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:30KPHdonegalSPEED LIMITSlast_img read more

MAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN JAIL AFTER GARDAI FIND CANNABIS FACTORY

first_imgA Lithuanian man who left his country to start a new life in Ireland after being jailed for manslaughter has been jailed for six years after Gardai found a cannabis factory at his home in Donegal.Andrius Gruodis, 32, pleaded guilty under the Misuse of Drugs Act after Gardai were alerted to suspicious activity at his rented home in Ballybofey.Detective Garda Niall Boyle told Letterkenny Circuit Court that Gardai visited 2 Beechwood Avenue in Ballybofey after a report about the house. They found a number of empty pots and small balls of insulation at the back of the house.The Gardai also became aware that the ESB meter on the house had been by-passed.When they were leaving the area they met with a man coming towards the premises and eventually discovered he was the tenant of the house.Gardai got a warrant to search the house and as they were about to enter it, Gruodis admitted he has ecstasy tablets and cannabis at the house. When they entered the house, Gardai found a sophisticated network of equipment used to grow cannabis.An extractor fan was piped into the chimney and various parts of the house were cordoned off with blue plastic.In total Gardai found 58 cannabis plants with a street value of €23,000 and BZP tablets worth €420.When interviewed Gruodis said he had learned all about the cultivation of cannabis from the internet.The accused sister Androne, who lives in Trim in Co Meath, said she believed her brother was growing the drugs because he owed money to other men. She told the court how she had received a visit late one night form three men who threatened her if her brother did not pay them the money he owed.The court heard how Gruodis came to Ireland after being released from prison in Lithuania where he had just served seven years for manslaughter.Judge John O’Hagan said he did not think that Gruodis was part of a group of Oriental people who are placed in houses to act as caretakers for the growing of cannabis.“He had a little independent island of his own and he was going to use his contacts to offload it. “This did not just drop out of the sky. It was a deliberate, intentional and well planned out exercise,” said Judge O’Hagan.He sentenced Gruodis to six years in prison on two separate charges of possession and intent to sell or supply of cannabis under the Misuse of Drugs Act with both sentences to run concurrently.He also congratulated the Garda Drugs Squad who he said faced a major task with limited resources and who worked long and often very fruitless hours.EndsMAN SENTENCED TO SIX YEARS IN JAIL AFTER GARDAI FIND CANNABIS FACTORY was last modified: July 20th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Andrius GruodisBallybofeycannabislast_img read more

COUNCIL VOTE: ENOUGH MONEY LEFT IN KITTY FOR MAYOR’S NEW YORK TRIP

first_imgA MAYOR whose casting vote forced through a council budget may now be able to travel to New York for St Patrick’s Day.Independent councillor Ian McGarvey used his casting vote to ensure Donegal County Council did not collapse this week.Part of the deal which brought independent councillor John Campbell into the budget agreement involved a cut to the money spent on foreign travel. Campbell’s vote – and Fianna Fail Cllr Rena Donaghey’s absence due to work commitments – tied the dramatic vote at 14-each.However there is still €10,000 in the 2014 foreign travel kitty for councillors – enough for Mayor McGarvey to travel to New York for St Patrick’s Day, if he decides he wants to go.It’s not clear yet though, as the council must vote on whether or not to send a delegation to the Big Apple in March. We understand most councillors will  vote in two weeks’ time to have Donegal represented in New York.Any trip however was far from the Mayor’s mind on Monday night, insisting he voted for the budget to prevent the collapse of Donegal County Council and “in the best interests of Donegal.” If the vote is passed, Mayor McGarvey could be joined by his Deputy Michael McBride and a third councillor.Had the council collapsed none of them would have been allowed to travel. COUNCIL VOTE: ENOUGH MONEY LEFT IN KITTY FOR MAYOR’S NEW YORK TRIP was last modified: January 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Michael McBridecouncilMayormcgarveynew yorklast_img read more

Football Adds 14 High School Student-Athletes in NCAA’s Early Signing Period

first_imgSmith from San Clemente, Calif. was a two-year letterwinner for San Clemente High School, which won two playoff games in California’s highest division his final season. He earned all-district honors and was named San Clemente’s top defensive back. Theobald from Plainfield, Ill. was a four-year letterwinner for Nazareth Academy. In his final season, he led Nazareth in tackles, collected all-conference honors and the team finished as Illinois Class 7A state runner-up. Addis from Goshen, Ind. is a multisport athlete in football and wrestling for Northridge High School. He served as a captain for the football team in his final season. The class of 14 for the 2020 season, includes three offensive linemen, two wide receivers, two linebackers, two defensive backs, two defensive linemen, one running back, one tight end and one H position. The group hails from California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Oklahoma. Millman from Johns Creek, Ga. helped Johns Creek High School capture back-to-back region championships and the team advanced to the second round of the 2019 Georgia Class 6A state playoffs. Villalobos from Vacaville, Calif. was a two-way standout for Vacaville High School playing quarterback and defensive back. He earned all- Monticello Empire League honors as a senior at both positions and was selected the league’s 2019 Player of the Year. House from Collinsville, Okla. was named the 2019 5A-4 Offensive Lineman of the Year and helped Collinsville High School equal its school-record win total and qualify for state semifinals his junior season. Krebs from Breese, Ill. was a four-year varsity letterwinner, three-year starter and team captain his senior season for Mater Dei High School. He earned honorable mention all-state accolades his final season. “What a tremendous start to our 2020 freshman class,” said Stepsis. “It has it all with size, speed, athleticism and nastiness. More importantly they are student-athletes who love the game of football and believe in doing things the right way. This group will not only enhance our roster on the field, but will be game changers on campus and in the community. Drake football is different and that’s what they were looking for. I can’t wait for the summer so we can get to work.” Rohman from Owatonna, Minn. had a decorated senior season for Owatonna High School, which won the 2019 Minnesota Section 1 championship and qualified for the Minnesota Class 5 State championship.center_img Rodriguez from Western Springs, Ill. returned to the field his senior season after missing his junior year due to injury. He earned all-conference and all-area honors and was named Lyons Township High School’s most valuable player. Williams from Aurora, Ill. was a captain for Batavia High School as a senior, where he helped the team advance to the Illinois Class 7A quarterfinals. He collected all-conference and all-area honors his senior season. Ahn from Fullerton, Calif. rushed for 1,906 yards and tallied 2,539 all-purpose yards with 30 touchdowns his senior season for Sunny Hills High School, which advanced to California regionals his senior year. Thompson from Cedar Rapids was a two-year captain for Jefferson High School, where he earned all-conference, all-district and all-state honors in his senior season. Nesslage from O’Fallon, Mo. is a three-sport standout in baseball, football and track and field for Fort Zumwalt High School. He helped the football team advance to the Missouri Class 5 semifinals. 2020 Drake Football CommitmentsName                           Pos.     Ht.        Wt.       Hometown (High School)Rhent Addis                  OL        6-3       301      Goshen, Ind. (Northridge)Jun Ahn                        RB       5-5       165      Fullerton, Calif. (Sunny Hills)Isaac House                 OL        6-4       245      Collinsville, Okla. (Collinsville)Bennet Krebs                OL        6-2       261      Breese, Ill. (Mater Dei)Ben Millman                  TE        6-3       225      Johns Greek, Ga. (Johns Creek)Tim Nesslage                WR      6-2       190      O’Fallon, Mo.. (Fort Zumwalt North)Sam Rodriguez             H          6-2       195      Western Springs, Ill. (Lyons Township)Ethan Rohman              DL        6-3       219      Owatonna, Minn. (Owatonna)Cian Smith                    WR      6-2       180      San Clemente, Calif. (San Clemente)Riley Theobald              LB        6-1       241      Plainfield, Ill. (Nazareth Academy)Jacob Thompson           LB        6-1       218      Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Jefferson)Jeremy Villalobos          DB       6-2       165      Vacaville, Calif. (Vacaville)Jackson Williams          DB       5-10     170      Aurora, Ill. (Batavia)Cam Woolery                DL        6-1       235      Orland Park, Ill. (Sandburg) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team added 14 high school student-athletes in the NCAA’s early signing period, second-year head coach Todd Stepsis announced Thursday, Dec. 19. The final member of the class is Woolery from Orland Park, Ill., who served as a team captain his final season at Sandburg High School. He garnered all-conference honors his final season. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

WIN A FREE HAMPER WITH DONEGAL’S THE COUNTER DELI

first_imgThe winner of last week’s fantastic hamper from The Counter Deli was Rosemary Gallagher from Drumkeen. Rosemary collecting her hamper at The Counter DeliTo be in with a chance of winning this week’s hamper all you have to do is answer the following question – Name one of the items you can get from one of the hampers at The Counter Deli. Send your answers to info@thecounterdeli.com And Letterkenny’s newest arrival in the world of artisan food and wine, www.thecounterdeli.com, certainly proves that.Owner Richard Finney has a wealth of experience in knowing that little extra special treat people want at Christmas – but at the right price.And so it’s no wonder that his hampers at www.thecounterdeli.com are becoming Christmas favourites even before a decoration has been put up in most houses this festive season.Donegal Daily has teamed up with www.thecounterdeli.com to offer one lucky reader a chance to win a FREE hamper each week for the next four weeks.  There are no trick questions or expensive phone textlines.All you have to do is to like and share this post on Facebook and visiting the www.thecounterdeli.com Facebook page certainly won’t damage your chances!Meanwhile, why not browse down through this article and see all the delightful goodies www.thecounterdeli.com has on sale.You’ll be surprised at the range but even more delighted at the value!  WIN A FREE HAMPER WITH DONEGAL’S THE COUNTER DELI was last modified: November 28th, 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:hampersRichard FinneyThe Counter Delilast_img read more

Molly writes her way to history as pen business scoops national prize

first_imgA young student from Scoil Mhuire in Buncrana wowed the judges at the national Student Enterprise finals in Dublin, taking second place in the intermediate category.Molly Boyd uses a range of recyclable materials found in Inishowen to make her range of Inishowen pens and her presentation and business skills shone through on Wednesday last when she beat off stiff competition to bring home a prize for the Inishowen school.The bright young entrepreneur meticulously crafts her range of high-quality wooden pens and has been quick to find markets for her product. She was pipped to the national title in the Intermediate category by a team of students from CBS Kilkenny. Edward Daly, John O’Brien and Matthew O’Sullivan who came up with Lift Arm Assist, a hydraulic arm to replace the lift arm stabiliser on the back of a tractor.Local Enterprise Office, Donegal, was also represented in the senior category by enterprising young students from Loreto in Letterkenny, who have invented a board game called ‘Hotspots,’ aimed at highlighting and celebrating the beauty of Donegal.Earlier this year Aifric Ni Fhearraigh, Alanna Sweeney, Emma Howard and Jade McCollum had impressed the judges at the Donegal finals where they scooped the overall winners’ prize.Both Donegal representatives came in for praise this week from Head of Enterprise in the county, Michael Tunney. “The Local Enterprise Office is geared towards promoting the spirit of entrepreneurship in Donegal and we were delighted, not just with our fantastic teams representing us on the national stage this week, but also with the standard of entries we received at our own county competition this year.Aifric Ni Fhearraigh, Alanna Sweeney, Emma Howard and Jade McCollum from Loreto, Letterkenny who represented Donegal at the National Student Enterprise finals in Croke Park last week with their board game Hotspots aimed at highlighting and celebrating the beauty of Donegal.“It is tremendous to see the enthusiasm and dedication the participating teams demonstrated and I’d like to congratulate both our national finalists – their teachers Martina McBride at Scoil Mhuire and Mairead Boyle at Loreto – and to add a special word of praise for Molly for her fantastic achievement in taking a runners-up prize,” he said.Last week’s Student Enterprise Programme National Finals in Croke Park saw almost 80 student enterprises run by 230 teenagers competing for honours after being selected from among the 23,600 participants at 480 second-level schools around the country.Speaking at the finals in Dublin last week Trade, Employment and Business Minister Pat Breen said this and similar initiatives are key to developing the country’s future enterprising culture.Local Enterprise Office Donegal is supported through co-funding from the Irish Government and the European Regional Development Fund 2014 – 2020. Molly writes her way to history as pen business scoops national prize was last modified: May 10th, 2018 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)last_img read more

DD Fitness: 5 reasons why you aren’t seeing enough progress in the gym

first_imgOne question that tends to re-occur time and time again is “Why am I not seeing any progress?”If you have previously been having results in your training and it has stalled, there can be a few reasons for this to happen. I am looking solely at training here and will look at nutrition and weight loss in My Donegal Woman Article on Monday. You have maxed out your ‘newbie gains’If you are new to training, everything you do is a new stimulus to your body. This means your body will react to this new stimulus and will try to adapt as quickly as possible to everything that is placed upon it. For someone who is a beginner to training, they can find that they get noticeable results really quickly for the 1st 6-12 month of training. After that, those results will tend to slow down and can plateau altogether, unless you have changed anything in your training. You aren’t eating enough!A common mistake that people make, is they don’t eat enough to fuel their training goals. Trying to survive on very low calories when you are doing daily training sessions won’t get you faster results. Your energy will be lower, so your ability to lift more or do more work in your training will go down, so your ability to gain progress will go down along with it.  You are training too much!Once progress starts to slow or stop, adding in even more training can be counter-productive. This is especially true if you aren’t eating enough to fuel the extra sessions. Instead of trying to do more, you may need to reduce your training for a week in order to give your body a break and allow it to recover so you can push harder in your next training phase.  You are under-recovering!For most, you aren’t ‘over-training’, you are simply under recovering. This sums up the previous 2 points that I made. Your recovery is more important for your goals than your training. It is where you adapt, recover, regenerate and grow. If you aren’t eating enough, sleeping enough, hydrating and taking proper de-loads, you aren’t going to see progress.  You haven’t changed your weights since time began! If you are still lifting the same weights, one or two years later, you won’t see any progress. Not lifting heavier because of getting ‘too big’ or ending up ‘too bulky’ is counter-productive. You will never end up too big, unless you eat in a calorie surplus and have a structured training program. It just won’t happen. But, if you want to see progress, you need to give the body a new stimulus. To kick start things again, it can be as simple as lifting heavier weights, doing more reps, or doing more sets.It’s not a difficult as many make it out to be. If you aren’t seeing results with your training in or out of the gym, try adding in one or more of the points above. Then check out my article on Donegal Woman on Monday for tips on nutrition for progress. #leanin2018Our NEW SUMMER SHAPE UP program kicks off on MondayThis is your last chance to be in with the chance of winning one of 2 holidays worth €1500, click the link below and I’ll get you signed up. https://www.rushefitness.ie/class/summer-challenge/ DD Fitness: 5 reasons why you aren’t seeing enough progress in the gym was last modified: June 23rd, 2018 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefitnessGainsweightslast_img read more

Letterkenny announced as new Garda divisional headquarters

first_imgLetterkenny Garda Station has been confirmed as the new Headquarters of An Garda Síochána for the Donegal/Sligo/Leitrim division.The change was announced as part of the Garda restructuring programme under a new Operating Model.The new model will see Donegal, Sligo and Leitrim amalgamated into a North Western Region. The significant restructuring has already begun on a phased basis, but counties in the border region are not expected to see any significant change until further clarity is available on Brexit.Commissioner Drew Harris said that the new Operating Model will deliver more resources to divisions and improve on criminal investigations.Commissioner Harris said: “It will deliver increased Garda visibility in communities, as well as more localised services.“Resources will be strongly focused on community policing. Chief Superintendents and Superintendents will be empowered to make decisions on how policing is best delivered within their Divisions while working to a corporate framework. Superintendents will be located throughout the Divisions and will be supported by additional Sergeants and Inspectors. “In addition, our new Operating Model will enhance the investigation of crime through the delivery of a greater range of specialised services in local areas such as the investigation of sexual crime, domestic violence, cyber crime, and economic crime.“Each Division will be provided with a Detective Superintendent who along with trained investigators in specialist areas will be responsible for local crime investigation. Complex or highly technical crimes will generally be dealt with at national level.”Letterkenny announced as new Garda divisional headquarters was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more