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CCJ upholds “Smallie”, “Sally” acquittals for Lusignan massacre

first_imgThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday upheld the 2013 decision of the High Court, which found that insufficient evidence was presented to convict Mark Royden Williams and James Anthony Hyles for the 2008 Lusignan massacre.“The appeal was allowed and the decision of the Court of Appeal set aside, and the jury’s verdict of acquittal of the appellants is restored,” CCJ’s President, Sir Dennis Byron said while delivering the verdict on Friday morning.James Anthony Hyles and Mark Royden WilliamsA 12-member jury before Justice Navindra Singh found Hyles, called “Sally” and Williams, called “Smallie”, not guilty on each of the 11 counts of murder in August of 2013.Williams and Hyles were allegedly part of the notorious criminal gang headed by Rondel “Fine Man” Rawlins and were accused of killing 48-year-old Clarence Thomas, his 12-year-old daughter Vanessa Thomas, and his son Ron Thomas; 32-year-old Mohandai Gourdat and her two sons – four-year-old Seegobind Harrilall and 10-year-old Seegopaul Harrilall; 22-year-old Shazam Mohamed; 55-year-old Shaleem Baksh; Seecharran Rooplall, 56; his wife Dhanrajie Ramsingh, 52; and their 11-year-old daughter Raywattie Ramsingh, on January 26, 2008 at Track A, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara in the wee hours of the morning.Following the not guilty verdict, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Shalimar Hack, appealed the decision in the Guyana Court of Appeal contending that Attorney for Hyles, Nigel Hughes, failed to disclose that he represented the jury foreman, Vernon Griffith, in a civil matter for approximately six years. Following the trial, Justice Singh placed a life ban on Griffith from jury service due to his non-disclosure.The DPP’s Chambers, during the appeal, contended that Hughes needed to disclose his relationship with Griffith, which constituted to material irregularity, noting that it was “significant given the fact that at the commencement of the trial on the July 15, 2013, before the jury was selected and empanelled, the learned trial Judge specifically called out the names of all the attorneys involved in the case and told the entire panel that if they know or are associated with any of the attorneys, they ought to so indicate and would be excused.”On March 10, 2016, the Appeal Court found that Griffith had a legal and ethical duty to disclose his relationship with Hughes, hence the reason for them ordering a retrial.Following the decision, the men’s attorney approached the CCJ. Attorneys Nigel Hughes, Stephen Roberts and Savannah Barnwell represented Hyles while Roger Yearwood appeared on behalf of Williams. Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, SC; Shalimar Ali-Hack; and Sonia Joseph represented the Chambers of the DPP.It was submitted to the CCJ that the trial Judge allowed a request by Hyles’s attorney to question jurors, before they were sworn in, due to the widespread pre-trial publicity of the case. The trial Judge as well as State and defence counsel actively participated in this exercise with the main prosecution witnesses being two former members of the “Fine Man” gang.On appeal to the CCJ, the appellants urged the Court to allow the appeal on the basis that the DPP’s new power to appeal an acquittal breached their constitutional right to the protection of law. In their view, the new law offended the principle against double jeopardy, which prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same, or similar, charges and on the same facts. However, the CCJ rejected this argument and reminded the appellants that the wording of the Constitution contemplated the possibility of such an appeal and that in principle, the rule against double jeopardy only protected acquittals which were affirmed by the appellate courts.The court held that the appellants’ acquittals did not fall into that category.Before considering the specific procedural issues, the CCJ acknowledged that the requirement, that the acquittal had to be the result of a procedural error(s) or flaw(s) of the trial Judge, was a steep hill for an appellate court to climb. As such, the CCJ constructed a test specifically for application in prosecution appeals against acquittals.The Court held that the prosecution must satisfy the Court that “given, on the one hand, the nature and weight on the evidence and, on the other hand, the seriousness of the judicial error(s) or procedural flaw(s) it can with a substantial degree of certainty be inferred that had the error(s) or flaw(s) not occurred, the trial would not have resulted in the acquittal of the accused”.While the Court did not agree fully with the findings of the court below, it found that there were some material irregularities, including the way in which the questioning of the jurors was conducted and the failure of the trial Judge to investigate an allegation of improper communication between a juror and man alleged to be Hyles’ father.However, on application of the test, the Court held that it could not with the required degree of certainty infer that the acquittals were the result of the errors and that it was possible that the jury simply did not believe, beyond reasonable doubt, the evidence presented by the State.Both men are still in prison on other offences. Williams was convicted of eight counts of murder for the Bartica massacre. He was also jailed for escaping from Camp Street prison.last_img read more

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Stars skin Walias at thunderous Kasarani

first_imgSumptuous first half goals by Michael Olunga and Eric Johana put Stars on their way before Wanyama sealed the victory with a 66th minute penalty.Stars will qualify to the Cup of Nations with the win if the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will confirm the expulsion of Sierra Leone from the qualifiers with the West Africans currently under a FIFA suspension. Their match against Ghana was called off pending a decision from the continental body.If the West Africans are reinstated, a high unlikelihood, then Kenya will only need to beat them in Nairobi next month to confirm their place in the Cup of Nations.-Solid Performance Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela in action against Ethiopian captain Getaneh Kebede during their 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium on October 14, 2018. Photo/Raymond MakhayaOn Sunday though, Stars gave a performance worth every fans’ time.In a full to capacity Kasarani Stadium, Stars were met with a thunderous crowd and from the first minute, it was evident their morale and motivation for three points was unquestionable.The home boys took control of the match from the first whistle with the partisan crowd cheering every move and every pass.Stars created the first danger at goal in the third minute of the game when Johana broke away on the right before delivering a beautiful cross into the area, but Ethiopian centre back Anteneh Tesfaye turned it behind for a corner.He was fortunate as his block almost turned into an own goal, but good for him he was a yard off his goalmouth.Four minutes later, Ouma found the ball at the edge of the box after Olunga battled with three Ethiopian defenders to poke it forward, but the former’s low shot went wide off target.Harambee Stars striker Michael Olunga iattempts to go past Ethiopia’s . Asechalew Temene (right) and Anteneh Tesfaye during a 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.The Ethiopians had a temporary period of domination where they took the ball and played their trademark passing game, trying to open up the Kenyan back-line that has not conceded a single goal in three games.They had half chances with skipper Getaneh Kebede striking a shot wide from the right while Shemeles Bekele also tried with a freekick from the right which went wide.But Stars, not about to be cowed infront of their home fans took back control and it didn’t take long before they added goals to dominance.-Olunga beautyMichael Olunga celebrating after scoring the opener against Ethiopia in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium on October 14, 2018. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOlunga opened the scores in the 23rd minute in the most sumptuous of ways, curling the ball with his stronger left foot into the far post after Johana had touched down the ball for him.The crowd roared in deafening crescendo as they appreciated not only the fact that Kenya was a goal ahead, but the manner in which the goal was sent home by the engineer, a beautiful goal, one for the ages and the scrapbooks.Four minutes later, Stars would be two up and Kasarani would explode with Johana striking another breath-taking goal with his weaker left foot.The midfielder picked up the ball at the edge of the box after Francis Kahata had missed a header off a well delivered cross and the Sweden based attacking midfielder took the shot on the first touch, curling it beyond keeper Samson Asefa who was left astounded.With the two goal cushion, Stars dominated play with the Ethiopians feeling the heat of the atmosphere created at the Stadium.Harambee Stars players celebrate Michael Olunga’s goal during their 3-0 win over Ethiopia in a 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium on October 14, 2018At the break, Kenya would almost go three up when Brian mandela’s header off a Johana cross was blocked a yard from the line with keeper Asefa beaten.In the second half, Stars started on the front foot and their early pressing bore fruit after 66 minutes when Johana was brought down as he skillfully went past an Ethiopian defender.-Wanyama goalSkipper Wanyama stepped up to the pressure and made no mistake, sending the keeper the wrong way to seal the victory. He was however substituted after 72 minutes after picking up a muscle strain, a worry for his club Tottenham Hotspur.Johana, arguably with a man of the match performance was also brought off after picking an injury and his place taken by Ismail Gonzalez.Stars had chances to kill off the Ethiopiansin the final 10 minutes with two brilliant chances.First, the impressive Dennis Odhiambo thundered a shot from 20 yards out which keeper Assefa tipped over the bar for a corner before Olunga missed a chance for a brace one on one with the keeper.The Japan-based forward won the ball and dribbled his way into the box, but he placed his shot inches wide with only keeper Assefa to beat.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Eric Johannah’s goal against Ethiopia during a 2019 African Cup of Nations Qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium on October 14, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 14 – Harambee Stars inched closer to qualifying for 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Sunday after displaying a brilliant performance, skinning Ethiopia’s Walia Ibex 3-0 in a Group F qualifying match at a fully packed Moi Sports Centre Kasarani.Despite playing for only 72 minutes, skipper Victor Wanyama gave in a solid performance, perhaps one of the best in the national team jersey and capped it off with Kenya’s third goal in the triumph that took them to seven points on top of the group and very close to the Cup of Nations which will be hosted in Cameroon.last_img read more

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The Warm Up – Saturday, December 13

first_imgA lighthearted look at the weekend’s sporting action with Johnny Vaughan and Gavin Woods.Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds joined the boys on today’s show.last_img

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FOR THE RECORD MLS dishes out long suspension

first_imgGarber also fined Clark $10,000. The suspension surpassed the previous-long of six games that Dario Sala, Thomas Ravelli, and Andy Herron received. Clark will miss the MLS playoffs. ETC.: Maurice Edu scored and the Red Bulls added an own-goal as Toronto FC snapped a 12-game winless streak by defeating New York, 2-1, in Toronto, preventing the Red Bulls from clinching a playoff berth. … More than 50 people were arrested in separate outbursts of soccer violence before UEFA Cup games in Austria and the Netherlands. Two police officers were wounded in the Netherlands when hooligans identified as Ajax fans threw bottles at them, resulting in 38 arrests before the game, Dutch national broadcaster NOS TV reported. Four-time European champion Ajax was later ousted from the first round of the UEFA Cup after a home loss to Dinamo Zagreb and failed to join Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid and Tottenham in the group stage. … The U.S. soccer team will play Sweden in an exhibition game on Jan. 19 as part of its preparation for the start of World Cup qualifying in June. Tennis Stefan Koubek was disqualified from the Open de Moselle in Metz, France for directing an on-court tirade at a tournament official during a second-round match with Sebastien Grosjean. From news services Houston Dynamo midfielder Ricardo Clark was suspended nine games by the MLS on Thursday – the longest in league history – for violently kicking Carlos Ruiz on Sunday. With Houston winning, 3-0, Clark kicked Ruiz in the right shoulder while he was on the ground, causing a brief skirmish between the teams. Clark was ejected. “I have decided that it is necessary to take firm action to reflect the fact that Ricardo Clark’s violent kick to Carlos Ruiz in last weekend’s game against FC Dallas, while out of character, is unacceptable behavior from an MLS player,” said league commissioner Dan Garber. “In taking this action, Major League Soccer is sending a signal that it will not accept reckless and dangerous behavior on its fields. If there is a repeat of this kind of behavior by any MLS player, even firmer sanctions can be expected in the future.” Koubek, who will face a fine, led, 5-7, 7-6 (4), 4-2, when the match was interrupted. The Austrian was angered after Grosjean protested a linesman’s call on his serve. The linesman originally called the shot out, but then said he could not be sure. The chair umpire wanted Grosjean to replay the point, but Koubek asked for supervisor Thomas Karlberg to intervene. The two then argued, and Karlberg said Koubek targeted him with “verbal abuse.” It was not immediately clear what Koubek said during the argument. Koubek declined to comment. In 2000, Koubek was disqualified from the French Open after throwing his racket at a ball boy. ETC.: A women’s tennis match drew suspicion for unusual betting patterns, and the WTA Tour was investigating two months after the men’s tour began a probe into gambling on a match.Betfair, an online betting site, briefly delayed payment after 120th-ranked Mariya Koryttseva beat No. 96 Tatiana Poutchek of Belarus, 6-4, 6-2, on Sept. 21 in the quarterfinals of the Sunfeast Open in India. Eventually, bets were paid out, and both the WTA and Betfair said they doubt there was any wrongdoing connected to the match. … Venus Williams advanced to the semifinals of the Japan Open in Tokyo with a 7-6 (4), 6-3 win over Australia’s Alicia Molik, then defeated Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, 6-3, 7-5, today (late Thursday PDT) to advance to the final of the Japan Open. Williams, No. 8 in the WTA rankings, had her hands full with the 17-year-old Wozniacki, who took a 4-2 lead in the second set at Ariake Colosseum. Williams fought back to tie the match, 4-4. Wozniacki served to take a 5-4 lead but Williams won the final three games to close out the match in 1 hour, 37 minutes. She appeared to get a break in the 10th game of the final set. With the score tied 30-all, her return looked long but was ruled in giving Williams a 40-30 lead. The Wimbledon champion then broke Wozniacki to go up 6-5 and served to win the final game. … Virginie Razzano was to meet eighth-seeded Flavia Pennetta of Italy in the second semifinal. … In the men’s tournament, top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain defeated Vincent Spadea of the United States, 6-1, 7-6 (0) and Croatia’s Ivo Karlovic, seeded seventh, ground out a 7-6 (6), 6-7 (8), 7-6 (8) win over ninth-seeded Lee Hyung-taik of South Korea to advance to the quarterfinals. … Ana Ivanovic was upset by qualifier Kateryna Bondarenko, 6-2, 1-6, 6-1, at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart, Germany and top-ranked Justin Henin beat Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-1 in her first match since winning the U.S. Open. … Arlen Kantarian was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Professional Tennis by the U.S. Tennis Association. Cycling Tour de France champion Alberto Contador said he is set to join Astana. The Spanish rider will follow Bruyneel from the disbanded Discovery Channel team. Horse racing Silver Stetson Man extended his perfect record to three races, winning the $52,600 feature by one length over Mi Rey at Santa Anita’s Oak Tree meeting. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Silver Stetson Man covered 6 furlongs in 1:14.36 and paid $4.20, $2.80 and $2.20 as the heavy wagering favorite. Mi Rey returned $6.60 and $4, while Turnbolt was another 2 lengths back in third and paid $2.80. Trained by Bob Baffert, Silver Stetson Man is a 3-year-old son of 1997 Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Silver Charm. The victory on Santa Anita’s new Cushion Track gave Silver Stetson Man wins over each of the new synthetic surfaces in Southern California. He won his first race on Hollywood Park’s Cushion Track in April before winning on Polytrack at Del Mar in September. Motorsports The owner of Lowe’s Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C. threatened to shut down the track and open another one somewhere else after the city council derailed his plans to build a drag-racing strip at the site. City officials angered Bruton Smith when they voted this week to change zoning to ban drag strips, addressing concerns of nearby residents worried the noise would disturb their neighborhoods and decrease property values. Smith said his team looked at two sites and was contacted by two more sites. He would not say where they were. Jurisprudence Heriberto Castillo, the drunken driver who caused a crash that severed the arm of a groom for Lava Man, the richest claiming horse in thoroughbred racing history, was sentenced to five years in state prison. Castillo pleaded guilty in September to driving under the influence of alcohol, causing injury and causing great bodily injury to 39-year-old groom Noe Garcia. The crash occurred July 23 on Interstate 5 near Del Mar racetrack when Garcia was on his way to work. College sports Cincinnati forward Mike Williams will miss this season after rupturing his Achilles’ tendon during workouts this week. Williams will retain two years of eligibility after sitting out this season as a medical redshirt, the school said. Quotable BALCO’s Victor Conte, in light of stories suggesting Marion Jones has confessed to using performance enhancing drugs: “People ask me … if her achievements are tainted. In my opinion the overwhelming majority of athletes Marion competed against in 2000 were also using performance enhancing substances. So I believe she deserves the medals.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Sampdoria chief hopeful Crystal Palace target will sign new contract today

first_img1 Eder Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero is hopeful Crystal Palace target Eder will sign a new contract today.The striker was linked with a move to Selhurst Park in the summer, while Inter Milan also expressed an interst.But now Ferrero expects Eder and Roberto Soriano to both sign new contracts today in attempt to end speculation around their futures.“At this very moment we are closing the renewals of Eder and Soriano. Today I will be in Genoa and we will announce the agreement,” Eder told Tuttosport.“Napoli didn’t want Soriano. It was all a sham and we realised in advance. Everyone knows that [Napoli chairman] Aurelio De Laurentiis is good at making films.“Milan also had a bite at Soriano, or better [AC Milan coach] Sinisa Mihajlovic did. Before they had already signed [Andrea] Bertolacci for €20m, but Soriano is worth more.”last_img read more

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Man ‘trying to feed a need’ fined over stolen prescription

first_imgA Sion Mills man was ‘trying to feed a need’ when he tried to use a stolen prescription to obtain drugs from a Convoy pharmacy.Alex Cassells, of 139 Sion Mills, was before Letterkenny District Court to face charges from the incident on April 5. Sergeant Jim Collins told the Court that Cassells produced a note from a doctor that was not in his own name.The prescription, for diazepam and zopiclone tablets, was not dispensed to Cassells.The 29-year-old Cassells was apprehended by Gardai and he admitted to handling stolen property.Cassells was also before the court on a charge arising from an incident on the N15 Donegal to Ballybofey road where Cassells rear-ended a car at a set of temporary traffic lights.The driver who had been impacted believed that he had been hit on purpose and after an exchange of words, Cassells left the scene and failed to give the relevant information.“He was trying to feed a need at the time and was presented with a voucher so it was more likely than not that he was going to go with it,” defending solicitor, Mr Frank Dorrian, told the Court.Mr Dorrian said that his client had developed an addition having been prescribed painkillers and diazepam.“He has spent ten days in jail as he couldn’t obtain bail,” said Mr Dorrian.“As regards the incident at the traffic lights, the other driver believed my client had caused this deliberately and this gave rise to his departure. It was a very untidy situation.”Mr Dorrian said his client had been due to attend the Northlands Clinic in Northern Ireland, in an attempt to deal with his addition, but that had to be postponed as he was in custody on other charges.Mr Dorrian added: “He is doing all he can to bring order to his life. He is currently drug-free but that is not without a struggle.”Judge Paul Kelly fined Cassells €250 for failing to give appropriate information at the scene of a collision and a given a further fine of €100 for handling stolen property.Man ‘trying to feed a need’ fined over stolen prescription was last modified: January 11th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Alex CassellsconvoyFRank DorrianJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtSergeant Jim Collinslast_img read more

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GAA NEWS: MILFORD EARN ANOTHER SENSATIONAL WIN IN DIVISION TWO

first_imgUlster Championship Tickets*All orders for tickets to the Donegal v Fermanagh Championship match must be with Joe (086-8547114) or Kathleen (087-6506101) by no later than 4pm on Thursday. Please note there will be a very limited number of stand tickets available.Prices• Adult Stand €25• OAP Stand €15• Adult Terrace €15• Student Terrace €10• OAP Terrace €10• Under 16 free (except stand)*Donegal Minors*Well done to Shaun Paul Barrett and his Donegal Minors who had a great comeback against Antrim in the Ulster Minor Championship on Sunday. SP’s emn won 2-11 to 2-7 in Belfast and will now play Monaghan in the Semi Final on June 25th. Well done also to the clubmen in his backroom team, Darran Nash, Luke Barrett and Conall McFadden *Seniors*St Nauls 1-10 CLG BnaG 2-13A superb second half performance tonight saw Na Galloglaigh come away with 2 big points from Mountcharles on Saturday. Whilst probably having slightly more possession in the first half the boys were wasteful at times against a hard but fair Nauls defence. At the other end Nauls always looked the more dangerous and were certainly the more clinical of the sides, but Na Galloglaigh still managed to get the scores to keep in touching distance. After 20 minutes Stephen Griffin ghosted in behind the defence to find the net for St Nauls but the boys responded brilliantly to go straight up the field and score their own, Gary Merritt lobbing the keeper from out wide with a strike he is adamant he meant. Nauls scored 3 unanswered points near the end of the half to see them clear at half time,1-7 to 1-4. Na Galloglaigh were a different animal in the second half and early on Joey Cullen, who was magnificent in midfield, ended a great run with a low finish to the back of the net and the boys were right back in it. For the next 15 minutes of the half it was mainly one way traffic with Na Galloglaigh going 7 ahead at a stage with Cathal Mc Gettigan on fire with his frees. St Nauls launched a late onslaught but Na Galloglaigh showed the same workrate and intensity they have shown all season to see out the game and come away with 2 brilliant points. Next up for the boys is a home game against Four Masters next Sunday. The Club would like to wish Luke Barrett all the best as he heads off to America on Monday, he will be a big loss to the team. Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Conor McNulty, Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson, Sean Black, Paddy Peoples, Gary Merritt (1-1), Luke Barrett (0-2), Joey Cullen (1-1), Darragh Black, Pauric Curley (0-1), Jonny Logue, Cathal McGettigan (0-8), Christopher Barrett, David Curley. Subs: Kyle Black for D. Curley (49m), Anthony Fisher for S. Black (56m), Dean Burgess, Cormac Friel, Martin Doyle, Caolan Bolton*Reserves*St Nauls 0-6 CLG BnaG 1-9Our Reserves got back to winning ways with a 6 point win over St Nauls on Saturday, with an early goal from Ryan Ferry getting Na Galloglaigh off to a perfect start. However despite having the majority of possession they failed to take numerous scoring opportunities that followed. St Nauls responded with a few scores of their own but points from Martin Doyle, James Whelan, Dean Burgess and a 45 from PJ Hagan gave Na Galloglaigh a 4 point half time lead. The lads were determined not to let this lead slip as it in previous games, and as a result started the second half strong. Again they had the majority of possession and chances but not all were converted. Points from Hagan, Doyle and 2 frees from Gary Helferty kept the lads in front and the defence stood firm to restrict Nauls to just 2 points in the second half. Any hope of a Nauls comeback were dashed when Conall McFadden made a great one on one save to deflect the ball onto the post late in the game. Hopefully the lads can take confidence from this victory going into next weeks game at home to Four Masters. Team: Conall McFadden, Cathal Diver, Paul Grier, Paddy Ferry, Cormac Toland, Dean Burgess (0-1), Cormac Friel, Anthony Fisher, Caolan Bolton, PJ Hagan (0-3), James Whelan (0-1), Ryan Ferry (1-0), Marty Doyle (0-2), Gary Helferty (0-2), Emmet Conaghan. Subs: Hayden Curran for Fisher (40m), Matthew Stewart for Diver (48m), James Mc Callum for Conaghan (50m)*U12s*Our U12s had a great victory on Wednesday evening over St Eunans in O’Donnell Park to continue their winning streak. They started very well and got two early goals through Killian McBride and Fionn Coll and Mikie McBride fired over two excellent long range points. At the other end Johnny McCallum made four excellent saves to ensure St Eunans got no goals. Further points from Fionn Coll, Liam DOnnelly and Eoin McGettigan left Na Galloglaigh 4 points up at half time. The second half was a totally different game with St Eunans scoring three goals and two points to bring it to a one point game, but Na Galloglaigh held their nerve with some great defending by Odhran Doherty, Paul Ryan and Anthony Curran. At the other end two points from Adam McHugh and one from Liam Donnelly ensured they emerged victorious with five points to spare. Next up is MacCumhaills on Wednesday at 7pm. Our B team came up against a very strong St Eunans team but there were some very good performances with Diarmuid Coyle and Lorcan Blaney both having great games. The B team will also be up against MacCumhaills on Wednesday night*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 5-9-14-15. No jackpot winner, 1 match 3 winner, wins €70 each. Joan O’Donnell. Next weeks Jackpot is €540. Don’t forget you can enter the lotto from the comfort of your own home by playing through our own FREE Club App. Usual rules apply, pick 4 numbers per box, €2 and €5 options available. Numbers must be entered before 10pm or else they roll over to the next week. Perfect way for our many supporters and exiles overseas who would like to continue to support their Club. *Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2016 included– Entered into every draw every week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.clgbnag.com*CLG BnaG Club Gear*A selection of club gear is available to order. Photos and prices of these items are on the club website and on the new Team App. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan 0868194751 GAA NEWS: MILFORD EARN ANOTHER SENSATIONAL WIN IN DIVISION TWO was last modified: May 31st, 2016 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:GAAMilfordSportlast_img read more

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Tornadoes tear through central Iowa

first_img “It’s pretty bad,” he said. “There’s houses destroyed and roofs off of houses.” John Kiley and his wife were watching television at their home in rural Woodward when they heard the warning. “I saw it two, three minutes before it hit,” Kiley said. “My wife said, go to the basement. I said no. We got in the car and went down the road. I looked out; it hit our house.” His house, barn, garage and another building were severely damaged. Many of his sheep were injured by the storm, neighbor Doug Jimeson said. “There were sheep everywhere,” Jimeson said. “Some of them have broken legs.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODWARD, Iowa – Tornadoes swept across central Iowa on Saturday, damaging homes in several towns, ripping up farms and chasing college football fans from an open stadium and into a nearby basketball arena for shelter. No injuries were immediately reported, but authorities Saturday evening were evacuating Stratford, a town of about 746 residents 23 miles northwest of Ames. “They’re evacuating the whole town,” said Officer Luke Field of the Ellsworth-Jewell-Stanhope Police Department. “Part of it was damaged by a tornado – a good portion of it.” National Weather Service meteorologist Craig Cogil said it appeared that at least three tornadoes touched down. In Ames, football fans awaiting the start of the Iowa State Cyclones’ game against the University of Colorado were cleared from the stands and moved into Hilton Coliseum as the tornado sirens sounded. Ames Police dispatcher Pam Litchfield said there were reports of a building blown apart in the city, but it wasn’t clear if it was a home. A Boone County dispatcher confirmed that at least two tornadoes hit there, with major damage in the Boxholm and Pilot Mound areas, a few miles south of Stratford. A convenience store in Woodward, 30 miles south of Stratford, was also damaged by the storm. Richard Albracht, 59, had headed for his basement in Woodward when he saw shingles start to fly and heard the sirens. He said he went outside after the storm passed and found several homes damaged and an empty restaurant with only one wall left standing. last_img read more

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Donegal’s GAA family get behind the road safety message once again

first_imgThe Donegal Road Safety Working Group and the County Health & Wellbeing Committee of CLG Dhún na nGall have once again joined forces and launched their annual road safety campaign at the start of the football season to encourage all road users to “Look out for each other” on our roads.Too often communities across the country have been devastated by the death of a motorist, pedestrian or a cyclist in road traffic collisions.Now, with the help of Jamie Brennan, Road Safety Ambassador, one of the youngest players on the Donegal senior team, the DRSWG and CLG Dhún na nGall is urging all road users to please look out for each other stressing the need for safety on our roads. To date in Donegal, 4 people have tragically lost their lives in road traffic collisions.The campaign was launched at Mac Cumhaill Park, Ballybofey and points out that a mistake on the pitch might cost you the game, but a mistake on the road could cost you your life and such a mistake will have to be lived with forever.Footballers and management will be encouraging people to make a commitment to decide every time they sit in a vehicle before they turn the key, that they will make the right decision about how they use the roads. This Road Safety campaign for the football season is being co-ordinated by Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer, Donegal County Council and Kevin Mills, Chairperson, Donegal Health & Wellbeing Committee.At the launch at Mac Cumhaill Park, Brian O’Donnell, Road Safety Officer said this is another opportunity to remind all road users about their road safety responsibilities. “Far too many communities in Donegal have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of a road traffic collision and if this initiative helps to prevent further deaths then we are more than happy to lead on this. The support received from CLG Dhún na nGall and Jamie Brennan for this campaign, has allowed us to highlight that road safety is a shared responsibility and this responsibility has to be the number one priority for all road users.”Kevin Mills, Chairperson, County Health & Wellbeing Committee said this road safety campaign is an integral part of the Health & Wellbeing 2018 action plan.“We would urge all road users whether it is a motorist, pedestrian, jogger or cyclist to look out for each other.“If we are to make a positive and meaningful difference on Donegal Roads, each and every one of us must take our road use responsibilities seriously. All road users must be conscious of their own behaviour and actions which can impact on other road users.”Jamie Brennan said it is a great honour and privilege for him to be taking over from Ryan Mc Hugh who has championed the issue of road safety in Donegal for a number of years. “I am looking forward to working with the Donegal Road Safety Working and the Group County Health & Wellbeing Committee in promoting a safety culture for all road users. I would appeal to all road users to take notice and put into practice the many road safety messages that we receive on a daily basis.”Mick Mc Grath, Donegal GAA County Chairman said that as our teams, prepare for the first round of the Ulster Championship against fellow Ulster men Cavan, they are asking their supporters, visitors and road users to respect and look out for each other on our roads and “play your part in making Donegal roads a safer place for everyone.”He added “Our message is simple – make smart choices about how you use the roads, never ever drink or drug drive, strictly keep to the speed limits and reduce your speed, make sure you and your passengers are wearing seatbelts before you set off on a journey, no matter how short and never use your mobile phone for any purpose while driving. Always be seen by wearing reflective clothing if you are walking, running, cycling or riding a motorbike.”Donegal’s GAA family get behind the road safety message once again was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncildrivingGAAsafetylast_img read more

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DD Gardening: Why Lilacs take some licking

first_imgLilacs are a gorgeous plant in the garden, whether it’s the purple or the white flowering types they are just spectacular when they are in flower. Lilacs fall between being a large shrub and a small tree, in that they are commonly seen in gardens around the 8’ mark, but if left alone they can reach heights in excess of 20’.But with careful variety choice you can be aiming more for your plant to be slowly reaching the heights of 8’, as opposed to turning into a garden goliath! Advertisement I recommend you look out for the Double-white flowering Lilac – ‘Madame Lemoine’, this graceful shrub will take 10 years to get to 6’, and after 2 years planted it will be covered in gorgeous scented white flowers – which make for excellent cut flowers.Although originally from the Balkans in South East Europe, most of our common double lilacs are referred to as French Lilacs, this has much to do with the work of the French flower breeder Victor Lemoine, and where my double white lilac gets its name.by Gareth AustinLilacs flower on older growth, so these don’t respond well to pruning and as a result of being too well fed will produce lots of growth but little in the way of flowers. Advertisement Indeed a common question I would get is “Why won’t my Lilac flower?” my answer is usually along the lines of “Put some sand around the plant to impoverish it and you’ll be grand for next year”. Likewise, dead-heading old flowers can improve the following years’ production of flowers.A fine spot in the garden for a Lilac is the windy corner, so when it grows up good and strong the perfume is blown into your garden during June & July.Soil wise Lilacs are at home in our moist soils, but they dislike really peaty soils, but in regular ‘brown’ soil they do well.In shallow sandy soils, you may find that the foliage can lose its green lushness and go a bit yellowy, this can be resolved with a good mulch of wood mulch, compost or other bulky organic matter.French lilacs can be planted at any time of year, and at this time of year when they are in flower garden centres will be full of them.DD Gardening: Why Lilacs take some licking was last modified: May 30th, 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

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