United suffer ‘big blow’ in English Premier League

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England (AP): Playing with 10 men proved to be no problem for Liverpool in the English Premier League yesterday. The same cannot be said of Manchester United. Liverpool responded to James Milner’s sending-off in the 62nd minute against Crystal Palace by coming from 1-0 down to win 2-1 as Christian Benteke’s penalty clinched victory in the sixth minute of injury time. However, United were made to pay for a 26th-minute red card to Juan Mata also for two bookings at West Bromwich Albion, which won 1-0 thanks to Salomon Rondon’s goal at The Hawthorns. United dropped three points behind fourth-place Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification and are now only three ahead of Liverpool, who have won three straight league games for the first time in a year. City have a game in hand over United too. “It’s a big blow,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. “This kind of match you need to win.” Van Gaal said Mata’s sending-off for two yellow cards in three minutes was to blame for United’s first-ever Premier League loss at West Brom. “We have played 60 minutes with 10 versus 11 and this is the fifth match in 14 days,” the Dutchman said. “It’s very difficult to play against 11 players (in this situation). I think it’s the reason why we lost.” Mata collected his first booking for blocking a quickly taken free kick, a decision Van Gaal described as “stupid”. Initially, United coped well with going a man down, but barely threatened West Brom’s goal and Rondon won a tight game by controlling a left-wing cross and shooting home on the turn in the 66th. West Brom moved to 39 points, which should secure their Premier League status for another season. “Can we reach that magic 50 points that West Brom have never had before?” West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher said. Liverpool played their best football down to 10 men at Selhurst Park, where the team hadn’t won since 1997, although they needed two errors by Palace players to bring about the comeback. Roberto Firmino pounced on a mis-hit clearance from Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, drove forward and slotted a finish past McCarthy in the 72nd to make it 1-1. Then Benteke, on as a late substitute, fell to the ground under the slightest of touches from Palace defender Damien Delaney, who pulled out of an attempted tackle in the fourth minute of stoppage time, but still connected with Benteke’s left ankle. The Belgium striker coolly converted the spot-kick, halting midway through his run-up before slotting it home into the corner. “I feel like we’ve been robbed a little bit,” said Palace manager Alan Pardew, whose side hasn’t won since December 19, “but maybe we shot ourselves in the foot.” Palace led through Joe Ledley in the 48th minute. Liverpool are six points off the Champions League qualification positions and have 10 games remaining, one more than many of their rivals for the top four. “I can’t believe how it feels, really good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “A big moment for us.”last_img read more

With chance to get another title at 38, Hugnatan turns back clock

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We knew us big guys need to step up because we’re already shallow up front,” he said in Filipino after the 98-91 Game 6 victory over Ginebra.Once again, the 6-foot-4 forward was the unlikely hero for the Bolts as he went bonkers from downtown to keep their title aspirations alive and force game 7.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: More than 50k fans attend Ginebra-Meralco Finals Game 6“I’m just glad that I had a good game and a good shooting tonight,” he said. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson And with all eyes on the winner-take-all Game 7, Hugnatan said the key for the Bolts will be sustaining this kind of play.“We’ll follow whatever coach’s gameplan is for us. It’s important for us not to collapse on defense because for us, it always starts on defense,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Desperate times call for desperate measures.And for Reynel Hugnatan, that meant dragging his 38-year-old body and stepping up to save Meralco’s campaign yet again.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Hugnatan shot 6-of-12 from three to finish with 24 points, seven rebounds, and four assists on Wednesday to be the perfect complement to Allen Durham’s superb inside game.He also outplayed Ginebra behemoth Greg Slaughter, with the most glaring moment coming at one point in the second half when Hugnatan drove past the Cebuano slotman and scored on a lay-up.At this point in the series, all the Bacolod native could think about is winning his fifth title for his career and possibly a first for the Meralco franchise.READ: Meralco frustrates Ginebra, forces Game 7“We really want to win this because this will be Meralco’s first. Also, I’m not getting any younger, so we don’t know when we’ll get chances like this. Now that we have a chance to get this, why not right?,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Meralco frustrates Ginebra, forces Game 7 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 Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? MOST READ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene View commentslast_img read more

Stan Wawrinka wins 1st match since February at Geneva Open

first_imgChina population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial From fan to champ The 33-year-old Swiss delighted home fans with a routine win under lights at the rain-hit clay-court event.Wawrinka finally got on court for a second-round match against the 57th-ranked Donaldson more than 24 hours after it was scheduled, and never allowed a break-point chance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe two-time defending Geneva champion is back on court Thursday for a quarterfinal against unseeded Marton Fucsovics of Hungary.The final is Saturday in the last warm-up tournament for the French Open, which starts Sunday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operationscenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES MOST READ Switzerland’s tennis player Stanislas Wawrinka returns a ball to Jared Donaldson of the United States during their second round match at the Geneva Open tournament in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)GENEVA — Stan Wawrinka won his first ATP tour match in nearly four months, starting his Geneva Open title defense Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over American Jared Donaldson.Now ranked No. 25 after surgery and persistent problems with his left knee, Wawrinka lost his opening match at three previous tournaments since February.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img read more

GECOM must respect Guyana’s Constitution, laws to administer free and fair elections

first_imgDear Editor,There are measured movements in the right direction for which stakeholders should recognise Justice retired Madam Claudette Singh as the new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). While this is evident, there exists increasing national concerns and civil intolerance regarding the slow and exhaustive pace of these achievements. Against the backdrop of persistently deviant approaches by the APNU/AFC Commissioners to effect delays, the Chairperson must immediately take further decisive actions to reverse the suggestive unnecessary yielding.The facts reveal that more than 12 months have passed since the successful passing of the No-Confidence Motion and Mr Granger’s direct and indirect contamination of the internal mechanism at GECOM deserves no empathy. The forward movements, therefore, must be in swift adherence to the laws. The pellucid guidelines are enshrined in the existing legislation, have established the framework and expectations of every citizen and political party. Precedence of the procedure and legal compliance exist which has worked transparently that must be upheld and procedural imperatives followed.Regarding the upcoming elections preparations, the laws clearly recognise that GECOM must produce and use a Preliminary List of Voters (PLV) as the basis for adjustments in a followed period of Claims and Objections (C&Os). The process of making adjustments must allow for included verification by way of scrutiny exercised through the presence and acknowledgement of political party scrutineers.After the C&Os, it is expected that GECOM will produce from the adjustments to the PLV, a Revised List of Electors (RLE) that must be further scrutinised by the public and particularly the political parties. After careful examination of the RLE to ensure the qualification of additions or changes, the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) must take to the Commission the Official List of Electors (OLE) for agreement prior to distributing to the political parties. These contesting parties must use the OLE to solicit “backers” for their selected list of candidates contesting the National and Regional Elections.The negative position realised from the foregoing so far stems from the David Granger impact, and his demonstrated excessive constitutional abuse in appointing the clearly unfit James Patterson as Chairman of GECOM. With the exception of the recent actions by the new Chairperson, the organisation adopted a default position of deliberate delay and demonstrated the intent to postpone the elections that were constitutionally due since March 21, 2019.This cabal has created and advanced all sorts of procrastinating approaches, under a clearly subservient CEO Keith Lowenfield. In essence, under the clearly unfit and unilaterally appointed James Patterson, serious manipulation took place with not only the farcical backdated House-to-House (H2H) approval but also the employment of staff and for the four years plus the APNU/AFC is in Government lavishly spending billions of dollars without audit.After the Caribbean Court of Justice removed the unfit Patterson from Office, local and international intervention prevailed before Mr Granger appointed the Honourable Retired Justice Claudette Singh as Chairperson of GECOM. From the inception, she committed to following the rule of law and the Constitution. She took actions to stop the Lowenfield wickedly imposed H2H and ruled in favour of the Claims and Objections process, much to the dissent of many on the Government side. This process initiated and completed in an acceptable manner, with the PNC and PPP/C scrutineers working with GECOM staff and only waiting for the RLE.GECOM reported that during the truncated the unverified H2H Registration was catapulted on the people, three hundred and seventy thousand persons were registered. Information from alternative sources as well as from conducted investigations revealed that the Registration process was significantly flawed and defective due to a number of issues.The enumerators were not properly trained which was evident in the abuse to residents on many occasions. They were provided with cheap and poor quality ink pads to do the fingerprinting and this resulted in serious smudging. Worst of all, GECOM bought cheap cameras and did not train the enumerators on how to use the cameras. As a result, after two months, not a single person who registered or applied for ID cards has received their ID cards.While Guyanese welcome the decision by GECOM to do the field verification of the 20,556 names. It is of note that the truncated H2H Registration process was not verified and evidence of skulduggery justifies the need to check since no probable or reasonable argument can be put forward regarding how or why dead persons were registered. More seriously, how older persons who voted at many elections are now registered as new registrants.Guyanese are asking why 16,369 names cannot be verified and why 4000 persons on the Preliminary List of Electors were found to be duplicates so far. It is my view that the discrepancies observed during the H2H Registration were deliberate and caused by poor planning and wickedness. It is difficult for Guyanese to follow Vincent Alexander’s failed argument that the field verification process is useless. Then why did he call for a sample survey? Justice Singh must now demonstrate intolerance to these flimsy positions.I take the opportunity to wish all readers warm Christmas greetings and a successful new year.Sincerely,Neil Kumarlast_img read more

Juvenile perpetuators of sexual harassment can be charged – Ann Greene

first_imgChild Care and Protection Agency Director Ann Green recently reminded that juvenile perpetuators of sexual harassment are not exempted from the laws, and they, too, can be charged.The CCPA director made this statement as she was responding to a question voiced by a curious audience member at a forum which encouraged discussions on sexual harassment.Greene, who specifically addressed the issue of sexual harassment in institutional care, said, “Institutional care is a life saver for children sometimes, but is also a dangerous place to be. Children should not be in institutional care; and even when we place them there, we’re trying to get them out as fast as possible.”CCPA Director Ann GreeneShe accepted the fact that although the institutions are monitored, the act occurs. “They are monitored, but, in some homes, the challenges are there, and sexual abuse in institutions happens; but we are trying to not let it happen in our institutional care, but there is a possibility that it will happen,” Green pointed out.The director was keen to note that sexual harassment in the institutions are “mostly children with children”, and pointed to the fact that children in care are given the opportunity to talk and interact with persons outside of the homes.According to her, the agency has not recorded many cases of sexual harassment. As a matter of fact, she said, the “couple of cases” reported, were dealt with seriously.Due to this and other reasons, Green said, “We want to prevent children from becoming institutionalized; and if a child stays over four months in an institution, that child becomes institutionalized. So when we place children in an institution, we have to get them out really quickly…going to an institution is a last resort.”The agency usually explores all other options she noted.It is also against that backdrop that the Mentorship and Foster Care Programs were introduced, Green said.The Child Care provider explained that juveniles can be charged for sexual harassment. According to her, the laws of Guyana provide a clause with ‘close-age’. Close-age, she said, is where the sex is consensual, but the two parties involved are both underage. In those cases, Green said, the two parties would be subjected to counselling by the CC&PA. However, if consent was not given and the offender is of age, the offender can be charged for the offence of rape, which is nothing new in this Department.last_img read more

ARTISTS’ The Way

first_imgBua is best-known for his original animated series “Urbania” on Comedy Central and for the development of characters and backgrounds for the EA Sports video game NBA Street. Padres Contra El C ncer is aimed at bringing together children, families, health care professionals and community leaders to promote a better understanding of childhood cancer and effective treatments. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A group of 15 young cancer survivors gathered Saturday to participate in an art workshop with a popular animator and graphic artist. At right, 14-year-old Manuel Alvarez of Pico Rivera participates in the Beat of Urban Art Youth Workshop with artist Justin Bua, left, on Saturday. The workshop was sponsored by the nonprofit group Padres Contra El C ncer (Parents Against Cancer) and was held at Self Help Graphics and Art in East Los Angeles. Above left, a young artist works on a sketch during the Beat of Urban Art Youth Workshop. Above right, a group of cancer survivors watch Bua as he sketches. last_img read more

Poll: Military leaders trusted over Bush administration on Iraq

first_imgThe poll’s results encapsulated sentiments that at times seemed contradictory, highlighting the complexity of a debate over how to win a war that has had few easy answers. As a result, Americans reflected a nuanced concern about the consequences of a withdrawal, even as they fervently expressed hope for one. The consequences of leaving Iraq hastily or prematurely has been one of the administration’s recurrent themes of late. Both parties paying Presented with three possible plans, the poll found that Americans favored a measured approach, with 56 percent supporting reducing troops in Iraq, but leaving some in place to train Iraqi forces, fight terrorists and protect American diplomats. Twenty-two percent favored a complete withdrawal in the next year, and 20 percent favored keeping the same number of troops “until there is a stable democracy in Iraq.” Just under half favored a decrease or withdrawal of all troops even if the result was “more mass killings” among Iraq’s ethnic groups. The proportion favoring reductions or a withdrawal dropped to 30 percent if Iraq would become a base of operations for terrorists as a result. The poll was conducted nationwide by telephone from Tuesday through Saturday and included 1,035 adults. The margin of sampling error for all adults is plus or minus three percentage points. The findings suggested that both parties were paying a price for the way they have handled the war. Six in 10 Americans said in the poll that administration officials deliberately misled the public in making a case for the war; 33 percent of all Americans, including 40 percent of Republicans and 27 percent of Democrats, said Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. With barely 16 months to go in his presidency, Bush has a popularity rating that hovers nears its historic lows, with only 30 percent approving of his handling of the job and 64 disapproving. That level – essentially the reverse of his ratings when the war began in 2003 – has remained roughly the same since January, when Bush announced the increase in U.S. troops that became known as “the surge.” Only 26 percent approved of Bush’s handling of Iraq and of foreign policy generally, while only one American in four thinks the country is generally on the right track. Politically speaking, the poll indicated that Americans favored a flexible approach to Iraq as opposed to unbending positions. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Americans trust military commanders far more than the Bush administration or Congress to bring the war in Iraq to a successful end, and while most favor a withdrawal of U.S. troops beginning next year, they suggested they are open to doing so at a measured pace, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll. On the eve of what is sure to be a contentious debate on Iraq, the results underscored the benefits to the White House of entrusting the top American commander in Iraq, Gen. David H. Petraeus, to make the case that an increase in U.S. forces this year had been successful enough to continue into next year. Petraeus will appear on Capitol Hill today – along with the U.S. ambassador to Iraq, Ryan C. Crocker – in what has become the most anticipated testimony from a military commander in decades. Only 5 percent of Americans – a strikingly low number for a sitting president’s handling of a war – said they most trust the Bush administration to resolve the issue, the poll found. Asked to choose among the administration, Congress and military commanders, 21 percent said they would most trust Congress, and 68 percent expressed most trust in military commanders. Deep disillusionment That is almost certainly why the White House has presented Petraeus and Crocker as unbiased professionals, not Bush partisans. President George W. Bush has said for years that decisions about force levels should be left to military commanders, although the decision to send an additional 20,000 troops to Iraq this year and keep them there was not uniformly supported by military leaders. That decision was primarily made in the White House – specifically by the president in his role as commander in chief. There is deepening disillusionment over the war’s course and its purpose, with the highest numbers of Americans saying that the war was a mistake, 62 percent, and not worth the loss of American lives and other costs, 59 percent. A majority, 53 percent, said they did not think that Iraq would ever become a stable democracy. Still more, 70 percent, said they did not think the Iraqi government, led by Prime Minister Nouri Kamal al-Maliki, was doing all it could to bring stability. Nearly two-thirds of Americans said the United States should reduce its troops in Iraq now or withdraw them. Asked if a timetable should be established for a 2008 withdrawal, a position many Democrats in Congress have advocated, 64 percent favored doing so. last_img read more

FDA, CSPI, AMA working on reducing sodium levels in foods

first_imgWASHINGTON – Think cooking the perfect Thanksgiving dinner is stressful? Something else is far more likely to raise your blood pressure: salt hidden in all those goodies. Don’t blame the chef. Much of that salt was hidden from him or her, too. Americans eat nearly two teaspoons of salt daily, more than double what they need for good health – and it’s not because of the table saltshaker. Three-fourths of that sodium comes inside common processed foods such as stuffing mix, gravy and, yes, pumpkin pie. Even raw turkey, which is naturally low in sodium, sometimes is injected with saltwater before it reaches the store, a lot more salt than a home cook might sprinkle on. You have to read the brand’s fine print to tell. But manufacturers argue that they don’t have tasty ways to make deeper cuts in salt, and fear consumer backlash if they slash it. “There’s a tremendous need for investment by government and industry to come up with salt alternatives,” said Robert Earl of the Grocery Manufacturers Association. “There are just very few that exist that work and perform well in foods.” That’s an excuse, argues Havas. Scientific studies show that people get accustomed to eating less salt in mere months, and then usually find their old foods too salty. One in three U.S. adults has high blood pressure, and almost 1billion people worldwide. Hypertension in turn is a leading cause of heart attacks, strokes and kidney failure. And while being overweight and inactive raises blood pressure, too much salt is a big culprit as well. Government guidelines set 2,300 milligrams of sodium a day as the safe upper limit. We don’t need that much: The Institute of Medicine says just 1,500 mg a day, a little less for older adults, is enough to regulate the body’s fluid balance, the mineral’s job. Yet the average American consumes between 3,300 and 4,000 mg of sodium a day. Thanksgiving dinner alone can easily reach those limits: Stuffing can harbor up to 600 mg of sodium a serving, plus 300 for gravy. If you bought the salt-added turkey, plan on 490 mg. Cooking from scratch can slash those numbers – homemade corn bread for stuffing, for example, has little salt – and there are even reduced-sodium broths to make gravy. But many processed foods don’t need all their salt. “We could fairly easily take 18 to 20percent out of food without consumers knowing,” said Patty Packard, nutrition manager at giant ConAgra Foods. ConAgra has started doing that, beginning with kid-popular brands. Chef Boyardee, for instance, went from an average of 1,100 mg of sodium per serving in 2003 to 900 mg today. Over four years, ConAgra estimates, it has removed 2.8million pounds of salt from a list of products – kids brands, Banquet, Marie Callender’s – without consumer complaint, possibly because it hasn’t publicized the change.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 MORENow public-health specialists are pressuring the Food and Drug Administration to require foodmakers to cut the sodium. In a hearing set for next week, they will call government intervention crucial to fighting heart disease. “There’s just a growing scientific consensus that current levels of salt in the diet are one of the biggest health threats to the public,” said Michael Jacobson of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a consumer-advocacy group that filed the FDA petition triggering the meeting. “This is truly urgent,” added Dr. Stephen Havas of the American Medical Association. “We need to act.” The AMA says cutting in half the sodium in processed and restaurant foods within 10 years could wind up saving 150,000 lives annually. The grocery industry knows there’s a problem: Foodmakers and the CSPI put aside their differences for an unprecedented, closed-door meeting on how to reduce sodium last month. And the salt content of many foods has inched down in recent decades. last_img read more

WOW! WATCH AS DONEGAL MAN SETS NEW SHEEP-SHEARING WORLD RECORD

first_imgDONEGAL man Ivan Scott has done it again – setting a new world record for shearing a single sheep.The 33-year-old Kilmacrennan man sheared a sheep in 37.9 seconds live on RTÉ’s Big Week on the Farm. He shaved more than a second off the previous record of 39.31 seconds which was set in Australia in 2010 – and puts Ivan into the Guinness Book of World Records!The eight-times All-Ireland Sheep Shearing Champion title eight times already has a record to his name – shearing 744 sheep in eight hours in 2012.His new record was overseen by Guinness World Record adjudicator Glenn Pollard and chair of the Irish Sheep Shearing Association Tom Dunne, whose job it was to assess whether the sheep was sheared to World Shearing Committee standards and that there were no nicks or cuts to the sheep in the attempt.To be a valid world record attempt, the sheep must be at least 18-months-old and three kilograms of wool have to be sheared. Ivan sheared 3.92 kilos of wool in the 37.9 seconds. Pollard said it was “a privilege to watch” Scott in action, sadding: “He is clearly a very skilled practitioner and well worth his brand new Guinness World Records title.”WOW! WATCH AS DONEGAL MAN SETS NEW SHEEP-SHEARING WORLD RECORD was last modified: April 5th, 2016 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:Ivan Scottnew world recordRTElast_img read more

Donegal players scooped €113M since lotto began

first_imgPlayers doing the lotto in Co Donegal have scooped a total of €113 Million since the draw began, it has been revealed.The biggest jackpot winning ticket sold in Donegal was for €12.1 million and this was bought in the American House on Main Street in Bundoran in June 2014.The National Lottery released these details as another lucky Donegal player celebrated winning more than €2M in prize money. A delighted man claimed a Lotto jackpot prize of €2,266,323 today at National Lottery offices in Dublin.Today’s winner, who wishes to remain private, was visiting Donegal to attend a wedding on Saturday and bought a Quick Pick Lotto ticket at Centra Foodmarket in Carrigart.The happy winner explained the range of emotions he has felt since he discovered he was the lucky ticketholder:“It surreal, like I’m in a dream. Crazy…but a good crazy! I checked my ticket on Sunday after the news went around the wedding the night before that a winning ticket was sold in the shop. I couldn’t believe it when I saw I had the winning numbers. I kept checking the ticket. I rang my girlfriend and then my sister to share the news.” The new millionaire discussed his plans for the winnings,“It will make life more comfortable but I’ll keep my feet on the ground, and think about my future. I’ll buy a new car – that will be my first big purchase. It’s amazing to win,” he said.This is the second Lotto jackpot prize to be sold in Centra Foodmarket in Carrigart. They previously sold a ticket worth €450,000 in November in November 2005.Donegal players scooped €113M since lotto began was last modified: October 4th, 2016 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:donegallottowinnerslast_img read more