Dual Superstakes winner TYPEWRITER makes his seasonal debut at Caymanas Park today in the annual renewal of the open allowance feature over 1820 metres for the Nigel B. Nunes Memorial Cup, but despite his proven class, should fall victim to the very fit hat-trick seeker, FRANFIELD. Leading jockey Shane Ellis has ridden both horses, but despite his many important wins aboard the Spencer Chung-trained TYPEWRITER (derby, St Leger, Superstakes), has decided to stick with FRANFIELD, on whom he won back-to-back races in June and July, beginning with the Ren Gonzalves Memorial Cup (overnight allowance) over 2000 metres on June 28. FRANFIELD came back to beat ALL CORRECT in decisive fashion over a mile when stepping up to open allowance company on July 25 and has definitely settled down to his racing with a view to contesting the Superstakes for the second straight year in November. Last year, the 4-y-o chestnut colt by Traditional out of Supa Lei finished 10 lengths fourth to the Ellis-ridden TYPEWRITER, but is a better horse this year. Trainer Richard Azan has FRANFIELD (55.0kg) in good nick for today’s encounter, and despite the presence of TYPEWRITER, as well as the 2014 Superstakes runner-up UNCLE TAF and the July 4 St Leger winner SUPERLUMINAL (working well) in a seven-strong field, gets the nod in present frame of mind. GO DOWN FIGHTING TYPEWRITER, who bids for his third consecutive win in this race – having won it with champion jockey Dane Nelson last year – is out for the first time since his unplaced effort as the 2-5 favourite behind PERFECT NEIGHBOUR in the Harry Jackson Memorial Cup last Boxing Day but looked well in a recent seven-furlong exercise spin in 1:29.0. Now embarking on the first of his Superstakes preps, TYPEWRITER will only go down fighting, with veteran jockey Ian Spence riding him under topweight of 57.0 – the same weight the 6-y-o son of Western Classic-Docs’ Paladin won with last year. However, the choice remains FRANFIELD, who not only has good pace, but will love the distance. Elsewhere on the 10-race programme, DREAMLINER (working well), who made an impressive debut some weeks ago, should win the day’s secondary feature for the Terremoto Trophy for two-year-olds with Robert Halledeen riding for 14-time champion trainer Wayne DaCosta. I also like FORCE DE JOUR to win the opening race, MARISHA STAR in the fourth, BRAWN to catch them in the fifth, DOC HOLIDAY to repeat at the expense of BRAVE PROSPECT in the sixth and WOMAN IS BOSS to rebound at the expense of TOOTING KAT in the seventh over the straight.
The government of the United States has welcomed the Common African Position (CAP) adopted by the African Union and has expressed support for Africa’s leadership and participation in drafting of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. The CAP was developed by a by High Level Committee (HLC) headed by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and was launched in Chad few months ago. Its contents will be presented to the United Nations shortly. The CAP contains dreams and aspirations of the African people that ought to be enshrined in the post 2015 global development agenda.The US government, through its Deputy Secretary of States for Management and Resources, Heather Higginbottom, reaffirmed that the United States welcomes the CAP, and expressed support for Africa’s leadership and participation as they work together to pursue a successful Post-2015 Development Agenda.Deputy Secretary Higginbottom made these remarks when she addressed a press stakeout in the Foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following a courtesy call on President Sirleaf at her office on Friday, June 20, 2014.Ms. Higginbottom arrived in Liberia June 19 for a two-day official visit on the last leg of a three-nation African tour that included stops in Senegal and Kenya. She was also in the country to assess the U.S. Embassy operations in Liberia.She commended President Sirleaf for her leadership of the Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Common African Position (CAP).President Sirleaf was one of three heads of state appointed by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon to spearhead a process of producing a new global development agenda to succeed the Millennium Development Goals which expires in 2015.The Liberian leader was also selected by her African peers to head the HLC to prepare a holistic position for Africa to be enshrined in the global post-2015 development agenda.In this regard, Deputy Secretary Higginbottom said: “I commended President Sirleaf for her leadership of the Post-2015 development agenda and the CAP Commission. I reaffirm that the US welcomes the CAP, and I express support for Africa’s leadership and participation as we work together to pursue a successful post-2015 development agenda.”Ms. Higginbottom praised the long standing relationship between the United States and Liberia, and expressed delight of having the opportunity to see Liberia in person. “The ties between our two governments and our peoples are strong and we will continue to strengthen this partnership in the years ahead,” the Deputy Secretary said.She thanked the Government and people of Liberia for the warm reception and for taking time to give her an insight into some of the key issues facing Liberia as the country moves forward on its development agenda.Ms. Higginbottom was confirmed as Deputy Secretary of State by the US Senate in December 2013. In her current role, she shares in the global responsibilities for US foreign policy and has broad management and programmatic oversight responsibilities for both the Department of State and the US Agency for International Development.According to the Executive Mansion, President Sirleaf and Deputy Secretary Higginbottom, during their meeting, discussed the upcoming African Leaders Summit in Washington in early August 2014, which is expected to underscore President Barack Obama’s strong commitment to Africa.They also discussed the importance of developing Liberia’s energy sector for the continued economic growth of the country; and the recent travel of 15 Liberians who are in the United States to take part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the flagship program of President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).Also speaking at the stakeout in the Foyer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs following the meeting, Liberia’s Foreign Minister Augustine K. Ngafuan said the discussion between the Liberian leader and the U.S. Deputy Secretary was “very productive.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Morocco based Liberian striker William Jebor has been nominated twice for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) awards.Striker Jebor, who is currently playing for Wydad Athletic Club of Morocco, has a chance to add another achievement to his name after being named among the nominees for the African Player of the Year as well as in the category of those based on the continent.For the continent based players’ category, Jebor, 25, will compete against goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune of Kaiser Chiefs, Khama Billiat, Keegen Dolly and keeper Denis Onyango, all of Mamelodi Sundowns in the South African Premier League (PSL).He will have to battle European based stars that include among others Leister City forward Riyah Mahrez (Algeria), the legendary Samuel Eto, Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (Senegal) and Dortmund’s Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, who currently holds the award.On 13 October 2015, Jebor scored a hat-trick in a 3–1 win in Guinea-Bissau. He scored another hat-trick in a CAF 2017 qualification match in Monrovia, between Djibouti and Liberia, becoming the only Liberian senior national football team player to score a hat-trick more than once in an international tournament.Jebor was also on the score sheet for his club in the semi-finals of the CAF 2016 Champions League, but did not reach the finals after they lost to Zamalek on a 6-5 aggregate. He has so far made three appearances for Wydad Athletic Club and scored three goals.If Jebor emerges as winner in any of the categories, he will be the second Liberian to achieve the award. Other nominees include Eric Baily (Cote d’Ivoire & Manchester United), Islam Slimani (Algeria & Leicester City), El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Algeria & Dinamo Zagred), Serge Aurier (Cote d’Ivoire) and Yao Kouasi Gervais ‘Gervinho’ (Cote d’Ivoire) among others.The Glo-CAF Awards Gala will be held on Thursday, January 5, 2017, in Abuja, Nigeria.Elsewhere, South African based Anthony Laffor was on target as his team, Mamelodi Sondowns, got a 3-0 win over Zarmalek in the first leg of the CAF Champions League finals.According to the BBC, Anthony Laffor and Tebogo Langerman made it 2-0 at half-time, with the third coming just after the break.Sundowns are now strong favorites for the second leg in Alexandria where they will seek to win their first continental trophy and become only the second South African side to win Africa’s top club prize, the BBC says.“It’s not over yet, we need to keep our feet on the ground for our next game in Egypt but we are ahead of them in the competition. So we’ll see what happens in Egypt but to be frank with you it’s not going to be easy there and nobody tells us it’s going to be easy because we started this journey on a rocky road,” Laffor told a local sports media in South Africa.The second leg in Alexandria takes place on Sunday, October 23.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
One of the 5MW Thermal Plants at the LEC Bushrod Island location, which is heavily relied on during the dry seasonCites spike in usage, primarily due to power theftThe Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC) has issued a statement of apology to its customers for the Load Shedding (rolling brown outs) which they are currently experiencing. The LEC said over the last 15 months the improved stability and reliability of the LEC’s generation and distribution network has led to an overall increased reliance on LEC as the electricity supplier of choice.“This has driven an increase in electricity usage of almost 50% from 15,000kWh in Jan 2018 to 22,000kWh in Feb 2019. Unfortunately much of this growth stems from electricity theft, which is currently costing LEC over US$3 million per month,” the management said.During the raining season this growth would be accommodated from Mt. Coffee, the management said, “however the situation is radically different during the dry season when virtually all generation is provided from our Bushrod plants. This increased energy demand has driven a commensurate increase in demand for fuel oil to run the generators at Bushrod.”The LEC, it said, “requires two kinds of fuel oil, Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) to run the main base load generation, and LFO (Diesel) to run the peaking generators which only run during the short duration peak / heavy demand periods.”“At present LEC is battling two problems, both of which are leading to load shedding: To secure enough HFO to allow it generate full base load until the rainy season; and to find the finance necessary to buy enough Light Fuel Oil (LFO) to run the peaking generators and thereby carry the full load of the system,” the utility provider said.It added, “Through the good offices of the Government of Liberia we hope to resolve the first of these shortly. However, due to the impact of electricity theft, we cannot generate the hundreds of thousands of US Dollars necessary to buy an adequate amount of LFO to run the peaking generators and thereby meet the peak demand.”Consequently, the LEC said it is currently optimizing generation to ration fuel and constrain costs, resulting in load shedding. In the interest of fairness Load Shedding is organized on a rolling basis to spread the impact across all customers. To assist customers in planning their activities, a load shedding schedule will be published on Friday 22nd March.Customers, LEC said, should note the following:Expect to be without supply for periods of 6 – 12 hours.Avoid opening fridge or freezer doors to retain the internal coldAlways treat the electricity system as live; it could be switched back without warning.Switch off and unplug appliances until power is restored.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
NA Hospital mortuaryBy Samuel SukhnandanIn light of the announcement that the mortuary at the New Amsterdam Hospital has been closed indefinitely, former Health Minister, Dr Leslie Ramsammy said that the facility’s administration and the Health Ministry have an obligation to immediately outline a plan for the beginning of mortuary services at the Hospital as soon as possible.Former Health Minister, Dr Leslie RamsammyDirector of Regional Health Services, Jevaughn Stephen has said that the decision to close the mortuary was taken on January 23, 2018. According to Stephens, the Hospital’s administration had been experiencing issues with the mortuary during the latter part of 2018 owing to a fluctuation in the electricity supply provided by the Guyana Power and Light (GPL).The Health Services Director added that other equipment at the Hospital was also being affected by the fluctuation in electricity.However, Dr Ramsammy described the situation as “unfortunate”, since he believes that it was allowed to deteriorate to the extent that the mortuary service has to be discontinued. According to him, the Hospital and the Ministry are obligated to put in place contingency arrangements at their cost, arguing that the discontinuation of service ought not to add any further burden and trauma on families.“I am particularly peeved that such a dire situation has arisen with bodies that were in the mortuary significantly deteriorated and now no service and the Ministers of Health have not found it necessary to address the matter. It cannot be that they have no time,” he added.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceThe former Health Minister pointed out that both Ministers Volda Lawrence and Dr Karen Cummings have been out in full election campaign mode but have neglected serious issues in the sector.He said, “As I have consistently bemoaned, these Ministers are missing in action (MIA). This matter and other matters, like the death of three children at the Georgetown Hospital, are matters that must be addressed by the Ministers. Their absence and invisibility in these matters represent an egregious dereliction of duty, misconduct in office, and political malfeasance.”Political malfeasanceDr Ramsammy says he also believes that the mortuary situation at the New Amsterdam Hospital is another example of the long list of wrongs resulting from lack of leadership by the Ministers and mismanagement.“I do believe the mismanagement results largely from the political policy of sending home proven and skilful managers and replacing them with handpicked managers who are party activists,” he added.The New Amsterdam Hospital mortuary, he stated, is the result of political malfeasance and is only one of the many serious consequences of the total mismanagement of the health sector. “Whether it is in Region Six or anywhere else in the country, people have lost confidence and hope that this Government can improve lives of ordinary citizens. Minister Lawrence must resign.”Over two weeks ago, several bodies decomposed while being stored at the mortuary, prompting at least one family to call for an investigation. It was reported that at least four bodies decomposed while being stored in the mortuary.The upset relatives of the deceased have called on the Ministry to launch an immediate investigation. The bodies include that of Rabindranauth Ramnarace, 47, who passed away on December 31, 2018.His brother, Seepaul Ramlochan said he was unsure of the cause of his brother’s death, since a post-mortem examination was eventually not done to the body’s state of decomposition while being stored at the hospital.Residents of New Amsterdam and surrounding areas have also been calling on the Government to address the rapidly deteriorating conditions at the New Amsterdam Hospital.A protest was prompted after an elderly patient died last week after she was reportedly given nine injections. Further, the residents are alleging that several critical pieces of equipment are out of order in addition to a shortage of basic medicines leaving them to come to the conclusion that the institution’s affairs were not being properly managed.As a consequence, they have called for the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr Samantha Kennedy’s immediate resignation.
“Be Still and Know,” a prayer, meditation and healing service, 7p.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church of North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Ave. Call (818) 763-8218. “Voices of Healing,” a benefit concert performed by Craig Taubman, Hazzan Mike Stein and Julie Silver for rabbinical student Joel Shickman, 7:30p.m. Thursday at the Gindi Auditorium at the American Jewish University (formerly the University of Judaism), 15600 Mulholland Drive, Bel-Air. Tickets: $18. Blood drive, noon-6p.m. Call (888) 853-6763. Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Jerry Cutler and Cantor Lorna Lembeck, 7:30p.m. Friday, Creative Arts Temple, meeting at Temple B’nai Hayim, 4302 Van Nuys Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (323) 965-1818 or see www.creativeartstemple.org. “The Onionaires” spring concert, 7p.m. May 12, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Tickets: $20; free for children under 12. Call (818) 894-9251. “Evening of the Arts,” artistic presentations and musical performances by students in the confirmation program at Temple Ahavat Shalom, 7p.m. May 12, 18200 Rinaldi Place, Northridge. Musician Dan Nichols will also perform. Call (818) 360-6349. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” is the theme for “Lit.Up!” the monthly benefit performance for charities, 8p.m. May 12, St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Admission: $10. Call (818) 763-9193 or see www.stmikessc.org. Children’s Choir of First Christian Church of North Hollywood concert, directed by Sheri Izzard, 4p.m. May 19, 4390 Colfax Ave. Free. Call (818) 763-8218 or see www.fccnh.org. “The Invisible Christian” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Joey K. McDonald, 8:15 and 10:30a.m. Sunday, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood, 4832 Tujunga Ave. Call (818) 763-8231. “God is Mysterious” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10a.m. Sunday, Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science meeting at Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Drive, Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “What is My Noble Purpose?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Service for young adults, 6p.m. Call (818) 363-8136. “Is it OK to Love Myself?” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills. “Envy Shoots at Others and Wounds Herself” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Rob Denton, 5p.m. Call (818) 884-6480. “The Secret: It Shall Be As I Believe” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Marilyn Jensen-Johnson, 10a.m. Sunday, Religious Science Church of Glendale, meeting at the Glendale Masonic Lodge, 244 N. Maryland Ave. Call (818) 244-1404. “Seed,” part one of a sermon series on “Fruit of the Vine,” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Carrie Lauer, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Center of Spiritual Awakening, meeting at the Radisson Hotel, 9777 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth. Call (818) 709-1451. “Flower Communion,” led by Garry Klepser, will be celebrated, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Bring a flower to share. Call (818) 894-9251 or see www.valleyonion.org. “ABCs of Financial Success” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 10:30a.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road, Moorpark. Religion events are compiled by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Mail entries, with time, date, location and contact number, to Daily News Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.orgWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lag B’Omer Festival, 4-8p.m. Sunday, Chabad of the Conejo, 30345 Canwood St., Agoura Hills. Admission: $10; $5 for children under 12. Call (818) 991-0991. “Around the World in an Afternoon” is the theme for the United Methodist Women salad bar luncheon, 11:30a.m. May 12 at First United Methodist Church, 18120 Saticoy St., Reseda. Tickets: $15. Reservations by Sunday. Call (818) 342-7443. “Tuesday Table Talk,” choice of satellite TV seminars, “The Organic God – Knowing Him as He Really Is” or “Battle of the Sexes – Handling Conflict,” 7:15p.m. Tuesday, Bethel Reformed Christian Church, 10725 Penrose St., Sun Valley, Potluck, 6:30p.m. and dessert and discussion, 8:15p.m. Call (818) 767-4488. Aglow International-Lancaster Lighthouse, a Christian fellowship for women, will meet for breakfast, 9a.m. May 12 at the Texas Cattle Co., 44206 10th Street West, Lancaster. Reservations by Wednesday. Fee: $5.50. Call (661) 940-0225. “Iranian Jews” will be discussed by Parvin Rafii at the “Contemporary Challenges” program, 12:30-1:30p.m. Wednesday, Adat Ari El, 12020 Burbank Blvd., Valley Village. Admission: $3. Call (818) 766-9426. Memorial service for Wayne Hooper, a composer and musical director for The Voice of Prophecy, 4p.m. today, Vallejo Drive Seventh-day Adventist Church, 300 Vallejo Drive, Glendale. Call (818) 246-2476. St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church preschool festival, service at 9a.m., followed by activities to 11a.m. Sunday, St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church, 15950 Chatsworth St., Granada Hills. Call (818) 891-0801 or (818) 891-1759. “Our Quest for God” will be discussed by Patrick Nichelson, chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Northridge, 9:30a.m. Sunday at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church hall, 3646 Coldwater Canyon Ave., Studio City. Nichelson will also speak on May 13. Call (818) 763-9193. “Mary Magdalene: Bride and Beloved” will be discussed by author Margaret Starbird when The Magdalene Circle meets 1-5p.m. Sunday at the Women’s Club of Hollywood, 1749 N. La Brea Ave., Hollywood. Admission: $25. Call (818) 758-9964.
While Bell excelled in the running game, quarterback Ben Olson was able to pick apart Stanford’s secondary. Five receivers, two tight ends and Bell and Markey all caught passes, which was much different from how UCLA’s passing game operated last season, when Markey’s 35 catches were tops on the team. In nine of 13 games last season, four receivers or less caught passes. “I would love to catch balls out of the backfield,” Markey said, “but it was really nice to see our receivers play as well as they did, and Ben hit them with the ball as well as he did. If they play like that all the time, I would not mind not catching any balls.” Making amends UCLA’s heralded defense allowed 17 points and 383 yards in the win at Stanford, which was shut out and totaled 166 yards in a loss at the Rose Bowl last season. That was a big reason UCLA’s defense seemed a bit more intense in Tuesday’s practice. “They’re a little ornery, and I like that,” UCLA coach Karl Dorrell said. “There’s a standard we’re expecting to play, and overall they played well, but they understood the issues that rose up and bit us a little bit.” Position change Bruins redshirt freshman Darius Savage was switched from defensive tackle to offensive line. He spent much of the practice working with the offensive line, although he did spend some time on the scout team, and stayed after practice to work on his technique. “He’s on our PAT protection already, and it seems like he’s more natural on the offensive side than the defensive side,” Dorrell said. “He just wants to play. “He thinks this will probably be a little faster chance for him to play, given that he’s behind the defense.” Savage, an accomplished shot put and discus thrower, missed spring ball to participate in track and field. He played offensive line at Morse High in San Diego. Injury update Bruins starting cornerback Rodney Van did not practice because of a sprained left ankle, but Dorrell said he anticipated Van participating today. Van was the only injury UCLA suffered in the season opener, but backup defensive tackle Jerzy Siewierski was slowed in practice by pain in his arch. That injury is not thought to be significant. Odds and ends UCLA, which is ranked 13th, moved up one spot in the Associated Press poll. The Bruins jumped three spots, to 14th, in the USA Today coaches poll. … Former UCLA offensive line coach Mark Weber, who spent six years on Bob Toledo’s staff and was fired after one season with Dorrell, is in his first year as BYU’s offensive line coach. … BYU quarterback Max Hall, a transfer from Arizona State, is the nephew of former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Danny White. … Olson was named the Pacific-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week. He completed 16 of 29 passes for 286 yards and a career-high five touchdowns. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! And Markey, a senior starting tailback, isn’t about to gripe about being overshadowed by backfield ‘mate Kahlil Bell, or by a receiving corps that hauled in five touchdowns. “We watched film, and I got an A grading out,” Markey said. “The big plays weren’t there for me, and how I play, I tell myself to be patient and let the game come to you. I feel that’s what I did.” Markey carried 20 times for a workmanlike 71 yards. There were a few instances where Markey was a slipped tackle or quick cut from breaking off a long run, but he isn’t concerned. Instead, Markey, who ran for 1,107 yards last season, said he was thrilled Bell had a career-best 195 yards on 19 carries. “One of my goals is to have one of the best backfields in the nation, and that’s what I told (Bell) before the game,” Markey said. “If one of us is not clicking, the other will be clicking, and he was clicking Saturday. He played a great game.” By Brian Dohn STAFF WRITER Chris Markey led UCLA in rushing last season, but was a mere 124 yards behind the Bruins’ leading ground gainer in the season opening win at Stanford. He was UCLA’s leading receiver in 2006, but had one catch for 2 yards against the Cardinal.
THE GAA mad town of Downings turned out in style to welcome the Sam Maguire and the victorious Donegal team home.Richard Conneely was there for Donegal Daily.You can send pix to firstname.lastname@example.org. SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – DOWNINGS PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: September 27th, 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:SAM’S WORLD TOUR OF DONEGAL – DOWNINGS PICTURE SPECIAL
With unlimited access to the mountains and beaches, botanic gardens and museums, nightclubs and farmers markets, professional and recreational sports, who could ask for anything more in the Greater San Fernando Valley? The area offers a wide array of venues and activities for the young and old. So go out and soak up the sun, surf and snow. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
A Donegal man has been given a three-month suspended sentence after an incident in which he threw a box of chocolates at his sister and launched a tirade of abuse at Gardai.Judge Paul Kelly imposed the three-month sentence, suspended for 12 months, Patrick McLaughlin, who entered into a bond not to be convicted of any other offence in that period. McLaughlin, due to bail conditions on other charges, is not permitted to the family home at Meenacuing, Dunlewey.Leterkenny District Court heard that, on 27 December, 2018, McLaughlin entered the family home, followed his sister into the kitchen and ‘threw a box of chocolates with force’,“He went for her and was stopped by another sister,” Sergeant Paul McGee told the court.McLaughlin drew a slashing motion across his face and said he would ‘open’ her.Hs sister was said to be ‘threatened and afraid’.A short time later, McLaughlin was arrested after members of the public reported a man in dark clothing walking in the middle of the road.When apprehended by Sergeant McGee, McLaughlin became aggressive. He demanded that he be taken to Letterkenny and told the Sergeant that he would be ‘in trouble’ if he refused.A number of motorists were forced to stop as Sergeant McGee apprehended McLaughlin, who was said to be ‘unsteady on his feet’ and put him into the patrol van.McLaughlin shouted at Sergeant McGee as he was being arrested: ‘You f****** w*****, you c****, I will get you’.McLaughlin has 34 previous convictions and previously served a three-year prison sentence for assault causing harm.Solicitor for McLaughlin, Cormac Hartnett, said his client had suffered ‘significant cognitive impairment’ following a life-changing assault that resulted in acquired brain injuries.“He is vulnerable himself,” Mr Hartnett said.“He is capable of independent living, but is assisted by the HSE. He has, over the last number of years, a history that when he consumes alcohol, he becomes vulnerable and somewhat hostile.”Mr Hartnett said the incident was ‘borne out of alcohol. He said: “He has a problem. Part of it is outside of his control and part of it is in his control.”Mr McLaughlin, the Court heard, was a ‘very reasonable and earnest man’.Judge Paul Kelly was told that McLaughlin was, due to a bail condition from another charge, to stay away from the Gweedore area, which posed difficulty in terms of finding somewhere for McLaughlin to stay.Sergeant McGee said Gardai had approved an address in Letterkenny for McLaughlin, who had been in custody since the incident, to reside in the short-term.Suspended sentence for man who made slashing gesture after throwing chocolates was last modified: January 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Cormac HartnettDunleweyGweedoreJudge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtPATRICK MCLAUGHLINSergeant Paul McGee