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NTAL Credit Union Members Urged to Remain Focused, United

first_imgNTAL President, Mrs. Mary W.M. Nyumah, makes remarks at the assembly.Erik B. Vincent, Sr. former Deputy Registrar General of the Cooperative Development Agency (CDA), has urged members of the National Teachers Association of Liberia Credit Union Cooperative Society (NTALCUCS) to remain focus and united, if the institution must achieve its agenda.Mr. Vincent made the call last Saturday, January 26, at the Union’s second Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Monrovia, which brought together participants from the 15 counties, including representatives from the CDA and Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA), respectively.In his keynote address on the theme, “The role of cooperatives in our socio-economy with employment opportunities and intensive investment strategy for community development cooperatives in Liberia,” Vincent said teachers, who are members of the NTALCUCS but have no interest in the cooperative movement should now begin to rethink positively based on the huge task that lies ahead of them.“Forget about undermining each other within the organization. Everybody cannot occupy one position at the same time. Today, we can all boast of the tremendous gain made by the NTALCUCS in job creation capacity and investment efficiency of all teachers,” he said.Participants at the just ended NTACUCS Assembly held in Monrovia.According to him, “This has been a timely intervention which has also provided wealth and reduced poverty among professional teachers. As we leave from here, let us not perceive each other as trouble builders but rather peace builders.”Vincent noted that, over the years, the Liberia Credit Union National Association (LCUNA) has played a commendable role in integrating smaller groupings like Susu, VSLA and community clubs into a viable financial cooperative.He said to keep up such tasks, all affiliate members must be able to pay their dues on time, to enable LCUNA to pay its dues to the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU) and take care of operational purposes that help improve its services to members.He explained further that credit unions should be formed with the ability to provide direct employment, which applies to the collective type of cooperatives in which members are, at the same time, workers.“And that is what we see in the NTALCUCS because they are providing services and support to members for what they cannot do or handle on their own as individuals,” he said.Mr. Joeson B. Whisnant, Board Chairman of the NTALCUCS, extended appreciation to the great men and women who stood the test of time when some of their colleagues were playing the wait-and-see attitude to be part of the credit union. “We want to say to you, bravo for leaving your busy schedules in your various counties to turn out for this occasion which marks the second AGM of the NTALCUCS. Your presence here today served as a living testimony that you are prepared to move the NTAL credit union cooperative society forward.”In his annual report to the AGM, Mr. Whisnant disclosed that the total registered members of the NTALCUCS is 1,318, including registrations with the CDA and LCUNA.He said about 1,295 members benefited from the NTALCUCS loan scheme in 2018. Explaining the impact of the credit union, Whisnant said from the loans, they were able to engage in businesses and their lives have improved. According to him, the loans also assisted some members to purchase acres of land while others completed the construction of their houses.Mary W. M. Nyumah, president of the NTAL, expressed gratitude to CDA and LCUNA for helping them to reach where they are today as an association.Mrs. Nyumah assured members that the NTAL will do everything possible with their cooperation and support to become a shining example for workers’ credit union in the country.She recommended to all branches of NTAL to register and save with the credit union which can also qualify a branch to take a loan for development projects.“We will ensure that this is done as a way of showing our confidence in the cooperative as an organization,” she said.The NTALCUCS was established in 2013 during the 64th Convention of the NTAL in Kakata, Margibi County with the intent of providing fair, honest and proactive leadership with the requisite skills and knowledge to steer the affairs of the credit union.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Job Vacancies: Architects and Architectural Technologists required

first_imgJob Vacancy: MH Associates (Architects and Surveyors) Convent Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal are seeking a full-time, experienced Architect and Architectural Technologist.Address: Convent Road, Letterkenny, Co Donegal F92 HK58Tel: 074 91 25968 Fax: 074 91 26451 E-mail: info@mhassociates.ieWe currently have vacancies for the following positions:Architect with min. 3 years post qualification experienceArchitectural Technologist with min. 3 years post qualification experienceCandidates should be:RIAI Registered or eligible for RIAI Membership at Architect / Architectural Technologist level.Good construction knowledge including BC(A)R 2014.Experience of using AutoCAD Systems, Photoshop, Revit etc.Please reply enclosing CV by post or e-mail to, on or before Friday 17th May 2019. Job Vacancies: Architects and Architectural Technologists required was last modified: May 13th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Elderly women indicted on fraud charges

first_imgRutterschmidt’s lawyer, Deputy Public Defender Kim Savo, said her office was conducting an independent investigation of the allegations and refused to comment any further on the case. Golay’s lawyer, Phillip Samovar, did not return messages left at his office Tuesday. The two women are scheduled for arraignment Monday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted two elderly women on fraud and other charges stemming from a probe into the hit-and-run deaths of two transient men they allegedly claimed to be family to collect millions from their life insurance policies. Investigators also revealed they had impounded a car they believe struck one of the men. Helen Golay, 75, and Olga Rutterschmidt, 73, each were indicted on nine counts of mail fraud and related charges. The indictment supersedes a complaint previously filed by federal prosecutors. Investigators believe the women befriended two vulnerable men, insured their lives while claiming they were relatives, business partners or fiancees and collected more than $2.3 million from their policies after they died in unsolved hit-and-runs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Federal authorities say a 1999 Mercury Sable station wagon seized last week had been involved in a collision with a pedestrian or bicyclist and that Golay had called for it to be towed near the alley where Kenneth McDavid was killed in June 2005. The call was made from a Chevron station about an hour before McDavid’s body was found. In an earlier search of Golay’s Santa Monica home, Los Angeles police detectives found a notebook with the station wagon’s make and model and a nearly identical license plate number written inside, according to an affidavit. The other death linked to the alleged fraud scheme was that of Paul Vados, a Hungarian-born man killed in similar circumstances in 1999. Police did not link the two cases until last fall, when a detective overheard a colleague describing a case with eerie similarities. Authorities said they also are investigating whether Golay and Rutterschmidt may have targeted some other half-dozen men, including a blind Hungarian man. Neither woman has been charged in the deaths of McDavid or Vados. The women have been held without bail since their arrests earlier this month. last_img read more


first_imgUSL Division 1 Cup FinalLeckview ParkRoulstone the Hero as Swilly Retain Cup Swilly Rovers Res 1Drumkeen Utd. Res 1(AET, Swilly win 5-3 on penalties)Returning goalkeeper John Roulstone was the toast of Swilly Rovers on Saturday evening as he saved Drumkeen captain Rory Gildea’s penalty to hand Swilly a victory that hardly looked likely after Drumkeen took a first half extra time lead in a game they dominated for long periods at a windy and sometimes wet Leckview Park that was in superb condition. Drumkeen will be be wondering how they let this one get away after Conor Carlin tucked home Lee McMonagle’s finely weighted pass in the first minute of extra time to give them a lead that was a long time in coming. Carlin and McMonagle looked lively throughout and perhaps had the service in the final third been a little better they could have claimed the silverware in normal time.Drumkeen started the better of the two sides and fashioned their first opportunity as early as the second minute when Ray Quinn helped on Cathal doyle’s free kick but Chris Kyle’s header cleared the cross bar. Swilly’s first attack of note came from the left flank in the 10th minute when left back Ciaran Diver delivered a delicious cross that both Oisin Duffy and Liam O’Donnell narrowly missed. From that point on however Kyle and Quinn snuffed out any threat offered by the Swilly attack for a long period and formed the launching point for the St. Patrick’s Park outfits first half domination. Drumkeen forced a series of corners and free kicks but just failed to find the finishing touch on several occasions, the most notable when Lee Guthrie’s goalbound header from another good Doyle delivery was cleared off the line by the alert Cathal Diver in the 29th minute. Carlin, McMonagle and Doyle all had tried their luck from distance but failed to trouble Roulstone in the Swilly goal. Drumkeen almost snatched the lead on 37 minutes when Carlin’s goalbound effort took a delfection off the excellent Marty Boyce and had Roulstone at full stretch as the ball just cleared the crossbar for another Drumkeen corner. Swily finished the half creating two chances for centre forward Liam O’Donnell. His first effort was a goalbound header thats well blocked by Quinn before he was teed up by James McCahill just before the break but miscued when well placed just 12 yards out. Swilly manager Marty McDaid will have been happy to hear the half time whistle and get his players in to regroup.The second half began in the same pattern as much of the first half with Drumkeen on top in the early stages with half chances falling to Carlin and Doyle and Boyce making another outstanding block after a good run by McMonagle who let fly from 18 yards only for the outstretched Boyce to get a leg in the way and prevent the ball reaching the goal. Swilly then lost influential captain, James McCahill on 59 mins but his replacement, Jordan Toland proved an able replacement in the Swilly engine room and was at the heart of most of Swilly’s best attacking moves from then on. First he released Patterson down the right and his precise low cross was just missed by the inrushing Liam O’Donnell and then Odhran Grant almost headed into his own net after a wonderfully delivered free kick from Toland but his header just cleared his own crossbar to the relief of Grant and Gibson in the Drumkeen goals.Gildea then delivered a good cross to Carlin in space at the back post in the 79th minute but the diminutive forward chose to volley first time when he should have taken the ball down and tested Roulstone in the Swilly goal. Toland then shot narrowly wide with Gibson scrambling on 85 mins and after a neat one-two with McMonagle, Carlin again fired over when in a good position as both teams chased a late winner as extra time beckoned.Drumkeen finally got a deserved breakthrough in the first minute of extra time when McMonagle ran at the Swilly defence – now minus the influential Boyce who had left field injured on 83 mins – and he slid through a perfectly wieghted pass and this time Carlin finished coolly into the bottom corner giving Roulstone no chance. It looked like this could well be the opening of the flood gates for the Drumkeen men but to their credit Swilly lifted their game and they were back on level terms just before half time in the extra period when Toland’s low corner was miscued by a Drumkeen defender and the ball fell invitingly for the hard working O’donnell and he gleefully prodded home from 6 yards to restore parity. In the second period Swilly almost took the lead when sub Curtis flashed wide after good work from O’Donnell and Doyle should have restored Drumkeen’s lead moments later but he shot wide as roulstone closed him down. Both teams sought a winner to avoid the dreaded penalty shoot out with Logue heading tamely at Gibson after stealing in at the back post to get onto Toland’s precise free kick and the last chance fell to veteran Chris Kyle, who was excellent hroughout but he failed to direct his header on to the target as time expired. Drumkeen skipper, Gildea failed with his side’s second spot kick when Roulstone guessed the right way and with Swilly successful from their first four attempts it was left to centre back Johnny Logue to fire in the winning penalty and bring the cup back to Ramelton for another year. Drumkeen will be left to ponder how they let this one get away while Swilly got better as the game wore on and defended well throughout to clinch back-to-back Cup victories.Both teams served up a very sporting contest that made it very easy for the match officials to handle with just a couple of bookings to show for the 110 minutes of football. The runners-up had good performers in veterans Kyle and Quinn a the back, Grant and Doyle in midfield and the front pairing of Carlin and McMonagle. The victors were well served by Roulstone, Boyce, Dan & Liam O’Donnell and subs Jordan Toland and Ryan McDaid.Swilly Rovers: John Roulstone, Duncan Patterson, Ciaran Diver, Johnny Logue, Marty Boyce, James McCahill, Ryan McDaid, Daniel O’Donnell, Liam O’Donnell, Oisin Duffy, Cathal Diver. Subs: Jordan Toland, Ronan Curtis, Ryan McDaid, Kyle Black (All Used), David Fisher, Bobby Hanlon.Drumkeen Utd.: Michael Gibson, Mark Conway, Rory Gildea, Chris Kyle, Ray Quinn, Odhran Grant, Cathal Doyle, Lee Guthrie, Lee McMonagle, Conor Carlin, Ryan Kelly. Subs: Ebeneezer Phillips, Benny Bonner (used), Gerard Bonner, Justin Deasley, Travis Lafferty, Conor Black. Ref. V. McLaughlin; Assts. C. McLaughlin & M. LaganUSL Results & Reports 18.08.134 Lanterns USLFanad Utd. Cockhill CelticSwilly Rovers Letterkenny RoversBonagee Utd. Finn Harps ResKildrum Tigers Derry City Res.Division 1 Cup FinalLeckview ParkSwilly Rovers Res. 1 1 Drumkeen Utd. Res.(AET, Swilly won 5-3 on pens)ReportsLetterkenny Win Battle of RoversSwilly Rovers 1Letterkenny Rovers 6Victory for the Letterkenny men in a very one sided affair at Swilly park. Swilly minus regular goalkeeper Gareth Wade and several other first team regulars were no match for a slick moving Letterkenny Rovers. Oisin McMenamin with a well taken hat trick, Glen Gallagher with a superb 30 yard drive, Jason Doherty and Darren McElwaine with a penalty scored for Letterkenny. Ronan Curtis got a consolation goal for Swilly near the end for a disappointing Swilly team. Letterkenny led 3-0 at the break and were much sharper to the ball throughout playing some good football too.Swilly Rovers: John Roulston, David Fisher, Laurence Toland, Martin Boyce, Dylan Hegarty, Jordan Toland, Darren Dunworth, Ryan Toland, Blain Curtis, Ronan Curtis, Kyle BlackSubs: Jonny Logue(used), Michael Mc Hugh(used), Daniel O DonnellLetterkenny Rovers: Jason Quinn, Kieran Doherty, Dan O Donnell, Johnathon Minnock, Ruairi Kelly, Chris Malseed, Odhran Mc Macken, Glen Gallagher, Darren Mc Elwaine, Oisin Mc Menamin, Mark NeesonSubs: Jason Doherty(used), Kevin Mc Grath(used), Anthony Gorman, Anthony Doherty, Matthew O Rourke, Shane O Gara.Match Referee: Thomas Mc AreeHarps Edge Seven Goal ThrillerBonagee Utd. 3Finn Harps Res. 4Having shared the spoils in an eight-goal thriller earlier in the season, it was the visiting side that stole the points late in the game through Shane McGintys effort that beat Darren Smyth from ten yards. Bonagee began this game missing a couple of regulars, but could have taken the lead in the 2nd minute when Anthony Appiah stung the fingers of the Harps keeper with an effort from long distance. Appiah was instrumental in everything positive in the first forty five, and it was he who fed the ball to Seamus Browne for the first goal in the 14th minute. At this stage, Harps were beginning to exert pressure on the Bonagee defnce and got in behind a number of times, only for Smyth to deny their frontmen on all occasions. They did draw level in the 29th minute, when Daragh Black slid home a pass from Gareth Colhoun. They doubled their lead six minute later, when Jordy Duffy scored an almost carbon copy of the first goal, again Colhoun the provider. Bonagee equalised in the 53rd minute when Aidan McLaughlin headed home an Appiah corner and at this stage the home side were well on top. Further chances fell to Browne and McLaughlin but neither effort bothered the visiting keeper. Harps drew level in the 83rd minute when Duffy got his second from a Christopher Flanagan cut back and against the run of play, they scored the winner in the 91st minute through McGinty. Ref Paul DuddyCockhill Hit Fanad for FiveFanad Utd. 0Cockhill Celtic 5Cockhill moved back to the summit of the USL table on goal difference after a big win in Fanad on Sunday. This game started very even with both sides looking to break each other down and for the first 30 minutes Cockhill were left with only a long ball with the home side looking comfortable. But on the 30 minute mark Cockhill broke down the right and crossed for Garbhan Friel to head home from 6 yards. They soon made it 2 when a clearance fell to Malachy McDermott to finish exquisitely from 20 yards. Cockhill also soon found themselves 3 up with Gerard Mc Laughlin finished off from 4 yards following a scramble in the box. They hit again on the stroke of half time from a set piece as Johnny Havlin headed home to leave it 4 nil at half time.Fanad to their credit made a decent effort of the second half and made it difficult for Cockhill to score any more and limited them to half chances. Cockhill did score again when Glenn McNulty finished into his own net on 75 minutes and this proved to be the last real piece of action in this game. For Cockhill they remain unbeaten in the league and are on course for a showdown with Drumkeen for the league title. Fanad move on and credit to this young side that ground it out in the second half.Best for Cockhill were Gerry Gill and Malachy McDermott while Brian McVeigh and David Edwards were tireless for FanadRef P. Coll.Fixtures4 Lanterns USLWednesday, August 21st at 7pmDerry City Res. v Swilly RoversRef. P. Coll (match reversed to Swilly Park)Sunday, August 25th at 2pmCockhill Celtic v Bonagee Utd.Ref. S. TonerLetterkenny Rovers v Fanad UtdRef. W. HarveyMonday, August 26th at 7:45pmFinn Harps Res. v Drumkeen Utd.Ref. T. McAreeDPD Division 1Wednesday, August 21st at 7pmLetterkenny Rovers Res. v Bonagee Utd. Res.Ref. V. McLaughlinSaturday, August 24th at 2pmSwilly Rovers Res. v Kildrum Tigers Res.Ref. T. McAreeO’Brien Outlines Plans for USL Inter Provincial SquadNewly appointed Joint manager of the Ulster Senior League Inter Provincial Squad, cockhill Celtic’s donal O’Brien has outlined the preparation the squad will undertake in the build up to this year’s competition that takes place in Sligo between September 27th and 29th.“We will be contacting the clubs this week to check on the availablity of players for this year’s tournament. Both Trevor and myself consider it a great honour that we have been asked to lead the side this year and we hope that the players feel the same way. We feel there is a great opportunity there for the players to win the tournament and perhaps for one or two of them to achieve Irish Amateur recognition. Those have to be the goals. We feel the standard of the league is very high this year and on a par with anything else in the country. Hopefully with the tournament in nearby Sligo this year, we can travel with a very strong squad”, he said. “We plan to hold a few training sessions, mostly on Tuesday nights and we are lining up a couple of friendly matches – we have one confirmed with Finn Harps on Tuesday, Sept. 3rd in Finn Park and we hope to take on Derry City in Maginn Park on Tuesday, spetember 17th depending on FAI Cup games etc. We will train in the Aura Leisure Centre on Tuesday, August 27th, Tuesday, Sept. 10th and finally on Tuesday, Sept. 24th and we hope to be in a position to name the panel by next weekend. We will be looking for a full commitment from those selected – just as Trevor and I will be giving ours”, he concluded.League PRO Paul McGovern commented, ”We met with Donal and Trevor last Monday night and they outlined their plans for the Inter-Pro squad to the executive. We were all very impressed not only by their plans, but by the desire and commitment they are prepared to put into the job. They bring a wealth of experience to the position both from their playing days and also from their coaching experience – Donal has been doing a terrific job with Cockhill for a number of years and Trevor of course had a 5 year stint working here in Donegal with the FAI. They both have a real desire for the league to perform well at the tournament and we hope that the players will back them by giving their commitment to the team this year. It speaks volumes about Donal that despite the fact that his team, Cockhill Celtic are involved in a tight race for the title that he is willing to take on this extra responsibilty, such is his belief in the quality of players in the league at this point in time. We would like to thank Ollie Horgan for his efforts over the last 8 years in the job, most notably last year when he gathered a panel to make the long journey to Cork despite Donegal playing in the All-Ireland Football Final that same weekend.”The USL team played out a 5-5 draw in their opening game in last year’s tournament with the Leinster Senior League on the Friday night before going down to a late winner against the eventual winners, the Munster Senior League on the Saturday. With only 11 fit players to chose from they were then defeated by connacht on the Sunday morning. The draw has been made for this year’s tournament and the team will again take on Leinster in their openeing match on the Friday night before taking on the Connacht league on the Saturday afternoon and finishing against the holders, the munster Senior League on the Saturday morning.ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: ROULSTONE THE HERO AS SWILLY WIN THE CUP was last modified: August 19th, 2013 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:ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE REPORTS: ROULSTONE THE HERO AS SWILLY WIN THE CUPlast_img read more


first_imgTwo employees of a Donegal car dealership have refused to accept a compensation cheque from a former county councillor who attacked them – because the cheque is from their own employer.Former county councillor Gareth ReidBusinessman Gareth Reid was before Letterkenny District Court today after previously pleading guilty to assault. The 31 year old attacked the two men after he was fired from his grandfather JJ Reid’s car dealership in November, 2012.Reid waited outside the Letterkenny offices after he was fired and attacked company directors Patrick McGinty and Alan Stoddard.Mr McGinty was left with a bloody nose, a cut eyebrow and a sore jaw after being punched by Reid while Mr Stoddard was kicked during the attack and ended up on the ground.The case was adjourned until today to allow Reid to pay compensation of €500 to Mr McGinty and a further €250 to Mr Stoddard.However the court was told that the two victims in the case would not accept the cheque as it is a business cheque in the name of JJ Reid – the accused man’s grandfather.Inspector Michael Harrison said the men are annoyed and feel that Gareth Reid has “not been held accountable for his actions.”Defence solicitor Kieran Dillon said the cheques had ben signed for but they were not now being accepted.“My client got a loan off the money and that is a matter for himself and his grandfather. They have taken cheques but they have not accepted them. It is an internal issue,” said Mr Dillon.The court heard the victims now planned to go and see Mr Reid’s grandfather who had signed the compensation cheques.Judge Paul Kelly said there was obviously an issue for the victims in relation to the compensation cheque.He added that the cheque can be cancelled and adjourned the matter until May 19th.“There is a very simple way of dealing with this,” added Judge Kelly.* Gareth Reid arrived back in court this evening after securing €750 in cash to pay his victims.His solicitor Kieran Dillon said he had a receipt which sowed he had withdrawn the cash from his own bank account.Mr Dillon said as Gardai did not accept cash, he would write the two victims two cheques which he hoped they would accept.Judge Paul Kelly then bound Reid to keep the peace for a period of two years.He adjourned the case for mention on May 17th.MEN REFUSE COMPENSATION CHEQUE FROM FORMER COUNTY COUNCILLOR WHO ATTACKED THEM was last modified: February 17th, 2014 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:assaultattackcompensation chequeGareth ReidJJ ReidLetterkenny District Courtlast_img read more


first_imgLarissa in actionDONEGAL rugby stars Larissa Muldoon and Nora Stapleton are in the 6 Nations team which will be to prevent a French Grand Slam on Friday night.Muldoon, who scored a wonderful try for Ireland in the 17-10 loss to England at Twickenham, was rested in the 39-0 win over Italy last weekend, being brought on as a late substitute.She will resume her half-back partnership with Fahan woman Nora Stapleton in Stade du Hameau in Pau. France have already won the 6 Nations Championship but Ireland can prevent them taking a Grand Slam as well.“The team put in a fine performance against Italy in their first ever game at the Aviva Stadium but we are under no illusions as to the challenge ahead of us,” said head coach Philip Doyle.“France are the form team of the Championship and beat England reasonably comfortably in Round 1. We will need to match their physicality and take our chances when they come.”Ireland team v France  RBS 6 Nations Championship Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Alison Miller (Portlaoise RFC/UCC/Connacht), Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Larissa Muldoon (Bristol/Exiles); Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster), Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Marie –Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht) DONEGAL DUO IN IRISH LINE-UP FOR 6 NATIONS CLASH WITH FRANCE was last modified: March 12th, 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:6 nationsfranceIrelandLarissa MuldoonNora Stapletonlast_img read more

Donegal presenter finds herself on a Junior Cert paper!

first_imgTV personality Caitlín Nic Aoidh got a pleasant surprise yesterday when she discovered that she was featured on the Junior Cert Irish paper.The Cloughaneely native is well-known as the TG4 weather presenter and host of other shows, but she couldn’t forecast being a star of the Higher Level Gaeilge exam!Doiligh a chreidiúint nuair a bhí mé féin ag déanamh an teastas sóisearach fada an lá ó shin, go mbéinn fhéin ar an pháipéar lá breá eicint! #JuniorCert @TG4TV @ptccf #LeavingCert2019— Caitlín Nic Aoidh (@CaitlinNicAoidh) June 6, 2019 Caitlín was featured in a magazine-style profile on her life and career. Students were asked to read the story and answer questions. The article explored Caitlín’s role promoting the Irish language during Seachtain na Gaeilge 2018 and her new appointment as the Irish language ambassador for Cloich Chionnaola.Sharing her surprise on Instagram, Caitlín wrote: “Doiligh a chreidiúint nuair a bhí mé féin ag déanamh an teastas sóisearach fada an lá ó shin go mbéinn fhéin ar an pháipéar lá breá eicint!”“Hard to believe when I was sitting the Junior Cert many moons ago that I’d be on the paper myself one day. Hope everyone sitting it got 100% in that section.”  Donegal presenter finds herself on a Junior Cert paper! was last modified: June 6th, 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) Tags:Caitlín Nic Aoidhlast_img read more

Blues linked with Destro and Reus

first_imgThe Express have again linked Chelsea with a move for Mattia Destro. Arsenal are also said to be interested in the 23-year-old Roma striker, who is currently out of favour at the Italian club.The Express say Destro has indicated a willingness to leave Roma by saying: “I try to score goals when I have the opportunity. [Should I be given] more opportunities by the coach? That’s up to the coach.”This is said to be a boost for the Blues and Arsenal as both clubs are apparently keen to sign him.Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus is another player The Express have recently linked with a possible move to Stamford Bridge.It is therefore claimed that news of Bayern Munich’s apparent interest in the Germany international will come as a blow to Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

SP open to a tie-up with BSP

first_imgA day after the Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati expressed her willingness to work with other anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) parties, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday stated that his party was not averse to being part of such a front.The remarks by the two leaders have provided strength to the possibility of their parties joining hands or becoming a part of a larger anti-BJP alliance for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.Mr. Yadav said he had welcomed the idea of an alliance even before the election results. “In the days to come, the Samajwadi Party will play an important role in any political alliance that is formed. The real election is in U.P.…it has 80 seats,” Mr. Yadav told reporters here during a party event.On Friday, Ms. Mayawati, in her Ambedkar Jayanti speech, stressed that she no longer had any reservations in “taking help of or joining hands with” other anti-BJP parties in her “struggle” against the alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines, and against the BJP in order to “save the democracy in the country.”Mr. Yadav also raised the issue of alleged EVM tampering and said the Election Commission should explain it. He said he had a “firm belief” in ballot papers and hoped future elections would be held through them and not EVMs.Reflecting on his party’s loss in the U.P. Assembly election, Mr. Yadav said that while his politics of development did not bear results, the “glue of Hindutva and nationalism” did a good binding work for the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-BJP, which won by “deceiving” voters. “We were viewed with the lens of religion and caste. The RSS spread false propaganda that the SP is a party of only Yadavs, and does appeasement and builds graveyards,” Mr. Yadav said. He dismissed these allegations, pointing out that his wife Dimple Yadav was from a different caste. The SP chief also accused the BJP for raking up religious sentiments to polarise elections. “Perhaps, the BJP does not even consider us Hindus. Now, every morning, when I go to the temple, I will tweet a picture [to prove I am a Hindu]. I can also change kurtas daily and wear different colours on different days of the week,” Mr. Yadav said in a lighter vein.SP’s membership driveMr. Yadav launched a two-month-long membership drive for his party — till June 15. The campaign would also be conducted through missed call and online systems. Around three lakh primary members had signed in on the first day, said SP spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary said.last_img read more

Goa River Marathon 2016 to he held on Dec 11

first_imgPanaji, Nov 19 (PTI) The 7th edition of Goa River Marathon, organised by NEB sports in association with Vasco Sports Club, will be held on December 11 from Chicalim SAG ground in Vasco. Nitin Bandekar, president of Vasco Sports club said this years response has been overwhelming with over 6,000 participants across various categories. Goa River Marathon has runs catering to all kinds of runners, Marathon and Half Marathon routes for long distance marathoners, 10K route for short distance runners and a 5K route for everyone who would want to have some fun.The total prize money is Rs 7 lakh spread across various categories and we are happy to partner with NGOs- Ashadeep, Muskaan and Cooj for the 5K Fun walk/run, said Bandekar.”Shipa Shetty is the brand ambassador and will flag off the races,” he added. PTI MCS NRB AH AH RDSlast_img read more