‘Siklab Atleta’ looks to help make Olympic gold dream a reality

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation will fuel the Philippine’s best athletes to make the country’s dream of bagging an Olympic gold a reality,’’ said Phoenix Petroleum president and CEO Dennis Uy, the brains behind the foundation.During its launching at the Century Park Hotel in Manila, Uy led the unveiling of the 29 elite athletes who will receive all-out financial support from the foundation.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“We need to provide our athletes the support befitting their stature as our country’s representatives to the world,’’ said Uy, also President Rodrigo Duterte’s Presidential Adviser for Sports.Heading the list of the athletes expected to qualify to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo are Rio Olympic silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, windsurfing champion Geylord Coveta, triathlete Kim Mangrobang, tracksters Eric Cray and Trenton Beram, taekwondo jins Elaine Alora and Pauline Lopez. Cycling’s Marella Salamat, Sienna Fines and Ariana Dormitrio were also included in the cast along with archer Nicole Tagle, judokas Kiyomi Watanabe, Mariya Takahashi, Shugen Nakano and Kesei Nakano, boxers Eumir Marcial and John Tupas, gymnasts Carlos Yulo and Kaitlin De Guzman.Completing the lineup are canoe-kayak’s Hermie Macaranas and OJ Fuentes, swimmers James Dieparine and Nicole Oliva, pole vaulter EJ Obiena, karateka OJ Delos Santos, surfers Philmar Alipayo and Edito Alcala, weightlifter Kristel Macrohon and windsurfer Yancy Kaibigan.Uy has called on fellow businessmen to help support these athletes in their quest for the gold. Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation executive director Raymond Zorilla said the resources would be pooled through the foundation to provide athletes with training equipment and facilities, coaches services, exposure to international competitions, education, housing and livelihood programs.Also present during the affair were Foreign secretary and Philippine Southeast Asian Games organizing committee chair Alan Peter Cayetano, POC president Ricky Vargas, Philippine Sports Commission chair Butch Ramirez and PSC commissioner Ramon Fernandez.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Tenorio ‘blessed’ to have played 57 minutes in Ginebra 3OT win View comments LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Siklab Atleta Launch. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOAfter the recent Philippine Olympic Committee elections, private support for Filipino athletes hoping to make it big in the Olympics has started to come in.Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation, Inc. became the first organization outside of the government to formalize its backing on Saturday for the country’s ultimate objective of capturing a first Olympic gold medal.ADVERTISEMENT UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may sufferlast_img read more

Mother charged for arranging sex for underage daughter

first_imgIn EssequiboA thirty-five-year-old mother and house wife of Bush Lot village, Essequibo Coast was on Wednesday arraigned before Anna Regina Magistrate Esther Sam on two charges of arranging or facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.It is alleged that this mother had harboured a male in order that he might have sex with her underage daughter.Unrepresented by legal counsel, the woman pleaded not guilty when the charge was read to her, and told the court she does not have any money to pay bail.The Prosecution objected to her being granted bail, but the magistrate overruled the prosecution’s objections and placed the woman on $150,000 on each count.The case will be called again on August 23. (Indra Nathram)last_img


first_imgThe 93 side broke new ground by becoming All-Ireland six-a-side champions for the first time ever. They meet the 95 winning side next week to decide which side was the best.Next Saturday, before the curtain comes down on the 38th Burtonport Festival an explosive charity football match will take place between old classmates at Keadue N.S. The All-Ireland winning sides of 1993 and 1995 have decided to lock horns next Saturday the 26th of July, at Central Park the home of one of the most famous Junior clubs in Ireland Keadue Rovers.For years debate has raged as to who truly was the better side, with arguments still being made both for and against either side. It has strained relationships over the years and divided families, and next week’s meeting will be anything but ‘friendly’.A war of words has broken out on social media accounts with Christopher Boyle, a winning member of the 95 side being particularly derogatory in his remarks about the 93 side.Boyle made a string of stinging comments online as he stoked up the heat between the bitter rivals.He posted on his Facebook timeline, “It’s been that long since “John ‘Minnie’ Gallagher seen a ball he’ll more than likely grab it next week and try and tie it to a lobster pot. LOL John ‘Minnie’ Gallagher is a major doubt after suffering a back injury and is undergoing intense rehab in a race to get fit for the match.The undoubted star of the 93 side Noel Forker will be making a return from Glasgow were he currently resides.Although as he’s bringing his girlfriend home for the first time to meet the family, there has been suggestions from some quarters that this could be a distraction which may affect his performance.Seanie O’Donnell, Gary Ward, Shaun Boyle, David Boyle and Noel Forker have all confirmed there eligibility, while doubts remain over John Joe McElroy and Paul Elliot.Wing wizard Seanie O’Donnell has told teammate Gary Ward in no uncertain terms that he will have to cut his hair if he expects to starts in goals next week. Father time hasn’t been the kindest to the 93 side, and with many of the 95 side still active, they should have the physical edge over there older opponents.The 95 side have been dealt a blow with the news Kevin Ward is in America on International business and won’t make the match.However, outside of Ward the 95 side are at full strength and are looking strong.Managers Joe ‘Corry’ Bonner, Pat Forker and Owenie Ferry all declined to comment on next week’s unique match but are expected to attend. It promises to be an entertaining occasion with the ‘great debate’ finally going to be put to bed, it should be intriguing match.The game is being organised to raise funds for the Arranmore RNLI, so get down to Central Park next week and support a great cause.BURTONPORT FESTIVAL: UNIQUE CHARITY FOOTBALL MATCH ORGANISED TO SETTLE DEBATE ONCE AND FOR ALL was last modified: July 19th, 2014 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:Burtonport FestivalcharityFeaturesFootball MatchnewsSportlast_img read more


first_imgA beautiful morning, super organisation, many many happy athletes posting good performances and PB’s made the Ballyshannon ‘Jog and Snog’ a huge success.Proceeds from the event go to deserving charity ‘Ronald McDonald House’,Tir Chonaill AC Club Chairman, David Doherty, prior to presentation of prizes thanked all for supporting the event. He also highlighted the behind the scenes work of many Tir Chonaill AC members led by Sharon McGowan ensuring the success of the race.Position Race Number Time Name Category Club1 1131 16.14 Liam Feeley SM North Leitrim AC2 1231 16.40 Michael Murphy SM No Club 3 1220 17.40 Kevin Curran SM No Club4 1286 18.00 Ciaran Clancy SM Enniskillen RC5 1230 18.10 Eamon Murphy M40 No Club6 1260 18.47 John O Brien SM Tír Chonaill AC7 1256 18.55 Warren Blackburn SM Convoy AC 8 1224 18.59 Richard McCarthy M50 Tír Chonaill AC9 1282 19.06 Callum O Halloran JM Tír Chonaill AC10 1304 19.14 Gerry McManus M50 Tír Chonaill AC11 1281 19.25 Daniel Mannion 20m Tír Chonaill AC 12 1254 19.47 Barry Mackey M50 Letterkenny AC13 1258 19.47 Tommy Harraghty M60 Sperrin Hrs14 1302 19.52 Dan McManus SM No Club15 1310 19.54 Donal Haughey M50 Tír Chonaill AC16 1229 20.35 Sean Cassidy M40 Tír Chonaill AC17 1124 20.55 Declan McGroarey SM St Nauls Rnrs18 1296 21.24 Julie McMullin w40 Tír Chonaill AC19 1322 21.29 Paddy Croal M60 North Leitrim AC20 1244 21.42 Joe Flannery M50 No Club21 1288 21.46 Sean Kennery SM No Club22 1257 21.48 Angus Hunter M40 No Club23 1290 21.52 Sharon Meehan SW Tír Chonaill AC24 1242 21.58 Andrew Gilchrist SM Tír Chonaill AC25 1225 22.02 Paddy Donaghue M50 Tír Chonaill AC26 1249 22.19 Jackie Harvey w50 Tír Chonaill AC27 1309 22.40 Caroline Spratt w40 Tír Chonaill AC28 1319 22.42 Darragh Ward JM Tír Chonaill AC29 1272 22.42 Jack Gallagher JM No Club30 1294 22.50 Johhny Ward M50 Tír Chonaill AC31 1268 22.56 Lianne O Doherty SW No Club32 1298 23.00 Brian McMullin M40 Tír Chonaill AC33 1303 23.01 Mags McNulty SW Tír Chonaill AC34 1283 23.02 Jessica Gallagher SW Tír Chonaill AC35 1275 23.05 Gloria Donaghey w50 Finn Valley AC36 1324 23.06 Caroline McLoone SW Tír Chonaill AC37 1141 23.13 Gareth Moore JM No Club38 1259 23.20 Aidan Harraghty M50 No Club39 1233 23.22 Jason Graham SM Tír Chonaill AC40 1301 23.48 Hugh McNulty M40 Tír Chonaill AC41 1317 23.52 Eileen Ward w40 Tír Chonaill AC42 1122 23.53 Jason McGarrigle SM Tír Chonaill AC43 1144 23.59 Caoimhin Drummond JM No Club44 1307 24.12 Donna Moohan SW No Club45 1255 24.13 Brian Kelly M40 No Club46 1306 24.17 Sean Lorinyenko M40 Tír Chonaill AC47 1252 24.37 Loretta Cullen w50 Tír Chonaill AC48 1226 25.03 Ann Donaghue w50 Tír Chonaill AC49 1239 25.06 Paul McGowan SM Tír Chonaill AC50 1223 25.08 Pauric Keenaghan M40 Tír Chonaill AC51 1133 25.15 John Rooney M40 No Club52 1292 25.35 Megan Keenaghan SW No Club53 1227 25.49 Brian McShane SM Tír Chonaill AC54 1261 26.06 Josephine O Brien SW Tír Chonaill AC55 1132 26.08 Celine Ward w50 No Club56 1266 26.27 Michelle McGarrigle w40 No Club57 1270 26.28 Laoise O Connor 20w No Club58 1145 26.47 Ann-Marie Croghan SW No Club59 1280 26.50 Bridgeen Carr SW Tír Chonaill AC60 1234 26.52 John Ward M40 Tír Chonaill AC61 1149 27.07 Aidan McGlynn SM No Club62 1148 27.07 Ann McGlynn SW Tír Chonaill AC63 1314 27.17 Shane Gallagher JM Tír Chonaill AC64 1137 27.20 Orlaigh Doogan w50 Tír Chonaill AC65 1138 27.22 Aisling Doogan SW Tír Chonaill AC66 1287 27.27 Dearbhla Hoey JW No Club67 1279 27.27 Shaun Irwin M40 Tír Chonaill AC68 1284 27.31 Aoife Bromley JW No Club69 1237 27.32 Ruth Flood JW No Club70 1125 27.43 Aoibhinn McGuckin JW No Club71 1305 27.43 Carl Molloy SW Tír Chonaill AC72 1323 28.01 Tanya O Shea SW No Club73 1146 28.10 Gordon McGowan SM No Club74 1325 28.13 David Sweeney M40 Tír Chonaill AC75 1232 28.15 Caroline Ward w40 Tír Chonaill AC76 1316 28.23 Catherine CunninghamW40Tír Chonaill77 1330 28.26 Brenda Gallagher SW No Club78 1221 28.27 Mary Campbell M50 Tír Chonaill AC79 1315 28.30 Katie Gallagher JW Tír Chonaill AC80 1267 28.55 Michael Bowring SM No Club81 1271 29.16 Eleanor Gallagher SW No Club82 1121 29.58 Mary Canavan w40 Tír Chonaill AC83 1326 30.13 Sarah Sweeney w40 Tír Chonaill AC84 1262 30.15 Claire Downey SW Tír Chonaill AC85 1241 30.34 Gillian Graham 20w Tír Chonaill AC86 1135 30.40 Catherine Kelm w40 No Club87 1243 30.43 Mairead Loughlin SW Tír Chonaill AC88 1253 30.44 Noreen Hoad w50 Tír Chonaill AC89 1123 30.56 Paula McBrearty w40 No Club90 1274 31.24 Emma Gaughan SW No Club91 1228 31.34 Sean Mulligan M50 Tír Chonaill AC92 1320 31.36 Anita Doonan SW No Club93 1236 31.50 Beth Flood JW No Club94 1297 31.50 Katie McMullin JW Tír Chonaill AC95 1245 31.54 Agatha McGarrigle w60 No Club96 1136 31.59 Aisling McGullion SW No Club97 1134 32.00 Patrice Ryder SW No Club98 1264 32.21 Ruth Calvin SW No Club99 1327 32.40 Lorraine Campbell w40 Tír Chonaill AC100 1263 32.52 Tanya Burns SW Tír Chonaill AC101 1265 33.18 Helen Roper w40 No Club102 1278 34.04 Caroline Irwin w40 Tír Chonaill AC103 1276 34.13 Ciara Caldwell JW No Club104 1277 34.15 Mairead Caldwell w40 No Club105 1289 34.42 Laura Diver SW No Club106 1293 34.42 Helena Kennedy SW No Club107 1318 34.45 Ailish Ward JW Tír Chonaill AC108 1321 34.45 Paul Ward M40 Tír Chonaill AC109 1152 36.18 Rachel Currid JW No Club110 1151 36.20 Aine Dawson JW No Club111 1312 36.33 Catherine Browne JW No Club112 1311 36.36 Majela Grealish Walker No Club113 1240 37.03 Frances Gilchrist SW Tír Chonaill AC114 1291 37.10 Lauren Cleary 20w No Club115 1126 37.52 Ciara McGuckin JW No Club116 1235 37.52 Eve Flood JW No Club117 1238 37.59 Claire Flood w40 Tír Chonaill AC118 1313 38.10 Claire Grennan 20w No Club119 1328 38.56 Mavis McGinley w40 Tír Chonaill AC120 1142 45.14 Eva Moore JW No Club121 1143 45.48 Catherine McKlay JW No Club122 1285 45.56 Martin Gallagher SM Tír Chonaill AC123 1128 45.56 Barry Ward Walker No Club124 1129 48.00 Gerard Ferguson Walker No Club125 1154 48.10 Colm Currid SM No Club126 1153 48.10 Claire Currid SW Tír Chonaill AC127 1156 48.10 Alex Currid JM No Club128 1155 48.10 Lucy Currid JW No Club129 1150 48.25 Debra Dawson SW Tír Chonaill AC130 1295 48.25 Mary McNulty w40 No Club131 1299 48.25 Sirle Govorov Walker No Club132 1300 49.06 Olivia Murphy Walker Tír Chonaill AC133 1147 49.06 Carol Reilly SW Tír Chonaill AC134 1308 49.06 Edel Carlin-Rosanio Walker No Club135 1127 51.22 Eimear McGuckin Walker No Club136 1248 51.22 Mollie Travers JW No Club137 1250 51.22 Tom Travers JM No Club138 1251 51.22 Aoife Travers JW No Club139 1130 51.22 Siobhan McGuckin Walker No Club140 1247 51.22 Celine Flood w40 No Club141 1246 52.20 Liam Travers M40 No Club142 1140 53.05 Andrea Moore JW No Club143 1139 53.05 Valerine MooreWalker Tír Chonaill AC144 1329 53.15 Francis McGinley M40 No Club145 1120 53.15 Margaret Barron W50 No ClubMORE THAN 140 TURN OUT FOR BALLYSHANNON ‘JOG AND SNOG’ 5K was last modified: February 15th, 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 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first_imgAlmost €40,000 has been raised after another terrific Lord of the Rings white-collar boxing night organised by Letterkenny Rugby Club and Friends of Letterkenny Hospital.More than 1,200 people turned up at the gala night at the Silver Tassie Hotel to see 32 brave boxers give it their all. Co-organisers Brian Gribbon and Boyd Robinson said they had never expected Friday night’s event would match the inaugural even last year – but it did!“It’s hard to believe we all pulled it off again – but we did. It was a terrific night and tribute has to go firstly to the 32 boxers who gave up their time for the past two months for the event.“From the first fight it was a terrific night and I think anyone who was there will agree it was more than value for money. It was a great occasion,” said the lads.They also paid huge tribute to boxing coaches Danny Ryan, Brendan Ryan and Tommy Stewart who gave up their time to help all the participants. It was hard to single out a fight of the night but many thought the match between Highland Radio’s Kevin Collins and Padraig Breslin from Falcarragh was a breath-taking affair from start to finish.Another bruising encounter was between another Highland Radio man Barry White and John Curran.Brian Gribbon said he is hopeful they can raise around the same money as last year for both charities.“All the money is not in yet but we would be hopeful of raising the same kind of money as last year.“It was a terrific night and it was great to work alongside Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital again.“I don’t think there’s any question we can give it another go again next year,” he said. Indeed Mr Gribbon and his co-organiser Mr Robinson both had a bruising encounter themselves when they were coaxed into a hastily arranged ‘grudge’ match during he interval.But when it became obvious it was hard to land a punch wearing sumo wrestling suits, it was decided a dance-off was the only way to find a clear-cut winner.Needless to say chances of either receiving invitations to join a Strictly Come Dancing charity event are remote.The night was ended in perfect fashion when well-known singer and boxer on the night Karol Harvey led the other 31 boxers in an emotional version of the national anthem. “We couldn’t have ended the night on a more perfect note. I was very proud to be part of it,” said Brian Gribbon.EndsDDTV VIDEO: WHITE COLLAR BOXING RAISES ALMOST €40,000 AFTER KNOCK-OUT NIGHT was last modified: June 18th, 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)last_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL could be sitting on a multi-million euro fortune if new flexible government rules on oil production are met with a positive response today.The Irish Offshore Operators Association (IOOA) anticipates increased interest in the latest round of applications for gas and oil exploration off the Donegal coast, with those applications closing today.Gas and oil exploration companies will apply for new authorisations in the Atlantic Margin off Donegal. The applications have the potential to boost the offshore oil industry in the county in several service sectors.Industry sources told donegaldaily at a briefing yesterday that there is the potential for thousands of new jobs, with one insider insisting: “Killybegs could be the Donegal equivalent of Aberdeen with so many high-tech positions and well paid positions.“But it will not just be about Killybegs; the whole county could get a lift from well-managed oil and gas exploration off our coast.”It can take two years from exploration to drilling; but Ireland has lagged behind Britain in this sector. The industry insider added: “We actually don’t know how much gas and oil is off our coast. There could be a multi-billion dollar fortune – and if there is, Donegal and the people of Donegal could benefit.”Minister Pat Rabbitte is on record as saying that Ireland needed ‘‘more exploration for oil and gas, not less’’ and the country needed ‘‘more discoveries like the Corrib gas field’’.He said that, without an increase in exploration, Ireland would not benefit from its indigenous natural resources.LICENSES TO DRILL FOR OIL OFF DONEGAL UP FOR GRABS TODAY was last modified: May 31st, 2011 by gregShare 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:donegalgasoil industrylast_img read more


first_imgThe wife of the late Donegal actor Ray McAnally has admitted she loved him until the day he died – even though they split more than 10 years earlier.In a TG4 documentary on his life, his son – RTE star Aonghus McAnally – reveals how his dad gave his great screen performances at the end of his life when his private life was in turmoil.McAnally had separated from his wife Ronnie Masterson and was battling heart problems when he played his award-winning roles in My Left Foot and The Mission. McAnally had a long-running romantic relationship with Irish actress Britta Smith and they shared a cottage in Wicklow. However, when he died suddenly she did not attend his funeral.Britta Smith later took part in a celebrated arts documentary Black Tears, made just months before her own death in 2008, in which she was seen sobbing uncontrollably.And now in this documentary, M’athair, the actor’s widow Ronnie said she still thinks about him every day.She said: “We were much happier once we separated. We remained married. Once you love it is forever. “I had to say to him once: ‘Ray, your 100 per cent and my 100 per cent are different. You have yours and I’ll have mine’.”The character actor was at the height of his extraordinary career when he died suddenly of a massive heart attack in 1989 at the age of 63.Despite having a bypass operation for his heart problems in his 50s, McAnally ignored warnings to slow down. But the wife of one of our greatest characters said that was the way he wanted to live his life.She said: “I remember a saying he had — ‘it’s better to burn out than rust out’ and that’s what he did.“I think about him every day. I say a prayer for him in the morning and the night.” In his TG4 documentary, his youngest son Aonghus describes how his father’s rising star first in TV roles in the Seventies and later in movies played havoc with their family life.“When my dad was acting in England the family remained at home. I remember many nights kissing a photo of him goodnight because we hadn’t seen him in weeks,” says Aonghus.“It was a lonely and hard time for my mother and it was around this time that their marriage came under great strain. Something had to give.“Throughout the Sixties and into the early Seventies my father spent more time abroad than he did at home. “He focused his attention on his career while his family life began to unravel,” admits Aonghus.“The end of my parents’ marriage was difficult for us all and for a long time I was angry at my father.“Paradoxically just as his home life was falling apart and he had suffered heart problems leading to bypass surgery his career entered a new and exciting phase.“Film directors finally started to realise his potential and after almost 40 year of acting he suddenly found himself in great demand on the big screen.”Aonghus said his father ignored pleas from him to look after his health. “As he entered his 60s his career was never better but as he focused on his career he neglected his health,” he says in the documentary.“Whenever I spoke to him during this period we always spoke about his heart and how he needed to slow down but Dad being Dad would know better and do the complete opposite.”He said he felt very distant from his father in the Eighties when he was at the zenith of his career.He said: “We were on the periphery. At the time of my father’s death he had separated from my mother and was living a new life and had a new relationship.“It was a busy time in his life and I didn’t see much of him. We remained friendly but distant.”He said he decided to retrace his father’s life more than 20 years after his death to get to know him once again.He said: “Over 20 years since my father’s death I found myself wondering about him a lot and wondering what kind of relationship we would have had if he hadn’t passed away so unexpectedly.“I decided to retrace his life to find out what sort of a man he really was to allow me to reconnect with him all over again.”At the end of the documentary, he said his mother Ronnie always loved his father despite the breakdown of their marriage.Aonghus said: “I don’t know if I will ever fully understand what drove my father.“He was a very complicated man, full of extremities and was both a saint and a sinner.“In many ways I am like him but I am also like my mother.“She loved him always and would never allow a bad word be said about him and I feel the same. At the end of the day he was my father and I loved him and I still do.”‘Ray McAnally — M’athair’ will be shown tomorrow, Tuesday January 4 on TG4 at 9.30pm.RAY McANALLY: ‘I LOVED HIM UNTIL THE DAY HE DIED’ was last modified: January 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:ray mcanallyTG4last_img read more

Reservoir needs to be rebuilt

first_imgGLENDALE – An earthquake-damaged reservoir located under a golf course must be dismantled and rebuilt at a cost of up to $20 million to serve the residents of Chevy Chase Canyon, officials said Monday. Built in the late 1920s, the concrete roof of the reservoir is buried under three feet of soil on the fifth fairway at the Chevy Chase Country Club. The reservoir is 280 by 520 feet and designed to hold 14.5 million gallons of water. “The current reservoir is in a very unhealthy condition and it has basically served out most of its physical life. It’s time for that reservoir to be replaced,” City Councilman Bob Yousefian said Monday. Because of the age and the cumulative effect of the 1971 Sylmar Earthquake and the 1994 Northridge Earthquake, the reservoir’s roof and supporting columns are cracked. The city has advised the country club to keep patrons off the top of the reservoir, and the city does not run heavy equipment over the area. The council is not expected to vote on the project until early next year, and construction is expected to go until 2008. Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com IF YOU GO: The Glendale City Council will meet at 6 p.m. today at City Hall, 613 E. Broadway. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “We just think the structure is compromised, we believe that it does need to be replaced,” said Peter Kavounas, water services administrator. But Jong Lee, who took over as owner of the Chevy Chase Country Club a couple months ago, said patrons are allowed to walk over the reservoir as they play golf. Lee is waiting for a public meeting scheduled for Sunday at the club, where city officials are slated to discuss the safety situation. “I believe this construction will certainly affect the business of the golf course,” Lee said. “I don’t feel good about it but this construction must go on for the city of Glendale.” There will be enough water from the city’s other nearby reservoirs to serve the residents of Chevy Chase Canyon during construction, Kavounas said. Today, the City Council will consider whether to solicit proposals from companies for the design work for the renovation. The existing reservoir will need to be dismantled and replaced – a project estimated to cost $15 million to $20 million. last_img read more


first_imgA woman who lives alone on an island off the coast of Co Donegal had a lucky escape after she fell off a ladder while washing her windows.The woman, who is from England but who owns the only house on Lahan Island, fell just after 8am this morning.The woman, who is in her 80s, suffered a number of fractures to her body but managed to contact the emergency services using her mobile phone. The Arranmore Lifeboat rushed to the scene and reached the woman at around 8.40am.She was stretchered from the island and transferred by lifeboat to the mainland at Cloughglass.Once on the mainland she was then taken by the Rescue 118 helicopter based in Sligo and rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.Her condition has been described a stable. The woman spends several weeks of the year on the island which is only about 300 yards in length and contains just one house.Nora Flanagan of the Arranmore Lifeboat, said the woman was lucky she had her mobile phone with her.“Once we got the call we rushed to the scene and the woman was taken by stretcher to the mainland where she was assessed and flown to Letterkenny.‘The woman is the only inhabitant on the island and she was lucky that she had her phone and was able to contact the emergency services,” she said.Ms Flanagan revealed that the Arranmore Lifeboat has responded to 21 various calls in recent weeks. ONLY ISLAND INHABITANT RESCUED AFTER FALLING FROM LADDER was last modified: October 8th, 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:donegalfallladderLahan IslandLifeboatlast_img read more

Malin 5k and fun run in aid of RNLI to take place on Sunday

first_imgFollowing on from the success of last year’s eighth Malin 5K, INISH Pharmacy are delighted to once again sponsor the 5K Road Race and the Malin Mile. On Sunday, the Malin Mile Fun Run takes place at 11:05am and the Malin 5k kicks off at 11:30am.There is a €10 race entry for all 5K participants. All the entry fee money goes directly to the RNLI. INISH Pharmacy contributes the prize money and are delighted to do so and support these events and the RNLI. Malin 5K Road Race @ 11.30amOpen Race – aged 18 and over1st €752nd €503rd €40 Age Categories:Age 35-39 – First to finish €30 (Female category only)Age 40-44 – First to finish €30Age 45-49 – First to finish €30Age 50-54 – First to finish €30Age 55-59 – First to finish €30Age 60 and over – First to finish €30Both male and female categories.If the race record is beaten then an additional €30 will be given to the 1st placed male and female winners.The male record is currently 15 minutes and 26 seconds (15.26). This is also held by Patrick Brennan (Letterkenny AC).The female record is currently 18 minutes and 41 seconds. This is held by Helena Crossan (Inishowen AC) in a time of 18 minutes and 41 seconds.Walkers are not only welcome but also very much encouraged. Anyone who registers as a ‘Walker’ will be entered a draw for one of three €20 Inish Pharmacy Gift Vouchers. All proceeds go to the RNLI.Malin 5k and fun run in aid of RNLI to take place on Sunday was last modified: July 12th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Malin 5kmalin fun runRNLIlast_img read more