Jamaica Scorpions opening batsman Shacaya Thomas was the second-highest runs-scorer in regional first-class cricket two years ago.He was, however, lukewarm last season and was in and out of the team at different stages.Fast-forward to this season, where after finishing as one of the top batsmen in the national trials, he did not get a chance to parade his skills until yesterday.So what did he do? On seasonal debut, the 27-year-old hit a second-highest score of 64 against Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park, to put Jamaica on 197 for six at the end on the first day of their WICB First-Class Tournament clash at Sabina Park.”Not bad for me just starting the season,” he said following his 249-ball knock.”The pitch was hard to bat on at the start, but credit to Trinidad. I thought they bowled in some good areas. Instead of coming at us, they played the patient game with us, causing me to play an uncharacteristic innings,” Thomas said.Bereft of his normal attacking flair, Thomas batted throughout all three sessions before falling 17 minutes before the close.The former West Indies Under-19 representative, who following his breakout season in 2014 was called up to the West Indies ‘A’ team, also hit four.”Normally, I am an aggressive player, so facing close to 250 balls and making 64 was really uncharacteristic for me,” he stated.EXTRA WORK”I have been doing some extra work with coach Robert Samuels and Junior Bennett, so I know I could bat as much balls. It was just to do it in a game.”Starting out with Campbell, who fell for eight within the first 20 minutes of play, Thomas shared in two crucial partnerships for the Scorpions, who have been having batting problems all season long.The first was with number-three batsman, Barbadian-born Kirk Edwards, who scored 66 to anchor an even 100 runs second wicket stand, and the second with Antiguan-born, Devon Thomas, who made 38, and with whom he put on 66 for the fourth wicket.Thomas’ knock, which was cheered by the sparse crowd that was on hand to witness the match, was also produced amid a penetrative spell of bowling from off-spinner, Jon-Russ Jagessar.The 29-year-old, who played a key role in Trinidad lifting the regional one-day tournament last month, and was drafted by the Jamaica Tallawahs for the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 later this year, ended with figures of three for 53.But what about his thoughts of being left out of the team from the start of the season?”It is the game of cricket. Today, you up; tomorrow, you down,” Thomas said.”If you check the team, I play as an opener, and the (then) captain (Paul Palmer Jr) and vice-captain (John Campbell) are openers,” he shared.”It would (therefore) have always been difficult to get into the team.””But I think that nothing happens before its time, so I just had to put in the work and wait until I get my chance.”Now that I have gotten my chance, I just want to grab it with both hands.”Play is scheduled to resume today at 10:00 a.m.SCOREBOARDSCORPIONS 1st InningsS Thomas lbw b Imran Khan 64*J Campbell c Lewis b Richards 8K Edwards lbw Jagessar 66A McCarthy lbw b Jagessar 14J Blackwood lbw b Jagessar 1D Thomas c Emrit b Imran Khan 38+C Walton not out 1N Miller not out 1Extras (lb2, w2) 4TOTAL (6 wkts, 91 overs) 197To bat: D Jacobs, M Mindley, S Cottrell.Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-111, 3-127, 4-129, 5-195, 6-196.Bowling: Emrit 16-3-33-0, Richards 16-5-24-1, Khan 31-10-59-2, Jagessar 21-3-53-3, Ottley 5-1-17-0, Mohammed 2-0-9-0.RED FORCE – *J Mohammed, E Lewis, J Solozano, Y Cariah, K Hope, Y Ottley, +S Katwaroo, R Emrit, M Richards, Imran Khan, J Jagessar.Toss: Scorpions.Umpires: V Smith, L Reifer.
Dear Editor,In the last three months, since the successful passage of the no-confidence motion by the National Assembly, there has been much talk about the need for “maturity” in Guyanese politics.In watching Acting President Carl Greenidge address the nation to explain the consequences of the ruling of the Court of Appeal in the no-confidence matters, I saw a politician stand and deliver pronouncements that suggest that the judicial arm of Government has invalidated a resolution on a motion passed and certified in the Legislature.This is a legal impossibility; why then has the Leader of the Opposition not challenged this assertion?The answer lies in Bharrat Jagdeo’s maturity. Political maturity encompasses being aware of the correct time and location to behave and knowing when to act according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in and correctness of responses based on the principle that the welfare of the people is paramount.Jagdeo is well aware of the tensions that exist in the country due to the intransigence of the Granger Administration.The blatant refusal to accept the rule of law is beyond comprehension of the few who understand the issues, and I say the few because there has been a massive campaign of disinformation by the Directorate of public information that has led to a truly confused populace. It takes great strength of mind to withstand the notions of half-men and legal ‘magic-mathics’.Jagdeo has not raised the issue because of his pragmatic approach to the welfare of all Guyanese. What good could come from the insistence on the academic nature of the court challenges when the Government is trumpeting that the NCM has been “invalidated”.The mature thing to do is to recognise the ruling of the court, accept the impracticality and danger of further exacerbating tensions by contradicting Greenidge and move to have the ruling overturned in the final court, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). This is maturity in politics.The number of persons who understand the implications of this breach of the sacrosanct separation of powers doctrine can be fit into a small room to the left of the unreasonable.Carl Greenidge made his address as Acting President with full knowledge that the Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the Chief Justice that persons holding dual citizenship cannot sit as members of Parliament, that is, act as President or sit in the National Assembly.In flagrant contempt of the law, Greenidge, a dual-citizen, clearly refuses to abide by one ruling of the court while misleading citizens on the other. This is immaturity in politics.No dual-citizen of the Granger Administration in Parliament has even indicated an acknowledgement of the rulings of the court, although sought and obtained by their Cabinet colleague, Attorney General Basil Williams.Is Williams going to uphold the law and seek contempt of court changes for Messrs? Harmon, Greenidge et al? Stirred up by the actions of Charrandas Persaud, the people genuinely want an end to dual-citizens as representatives in the National Assembly. Williams has had eight weeks to do so and has failed to act. That is immaturity in politics.Chief Whip of the PPP/C, Gail Teixeira has made clear statements that she will vacate her seat when Parliament reconvenes and expects to be replaced by a person on her party’s list, along with any other dual-citizens currently seated in Parliament. That is maturity in politics.Respectfully,Robin Singh
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Federal prosecutors bent on taking down the violent Aryan Brotherhood prison gang could be hard-pressed to win the death sentences they want in one of the largest capital punishment cases in U.S. history, legal experts said. Several unusual elements are in play in the case set to begin this week involving 32 murders and attempted murders allegedly orchestrated by leaders of the white supremacist gang. Many of the 16 defendants who could face the death penalty are already serving long prison terms, and nearly all of their alleged victims were other inmates convicted of violent felonies. Given the circumstances, jurors could be satisfied with a sentence of life without parole if the men are convicted, said William McGuigan, a defense attorney who has worked on cases targeting members of the Mexican Mafia. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “Typically, these guys have enough priors that they could convict them of possessing a shank or a gram of heroin, and they would be imprisoned for the rest of their lives,” McGuigan said. “The dynamics could not be as good for prosecutors as they think they are,” he said. Authorities arrested 40 Aryan Brotherhood members in 2002 after a six-year investigation intended to dismantle the gang’s leadership under a federal racketeering law originally passed to target Mafia leaders. Crimes detailed in the indictment span 30 years and occurred in prisons around the nation. Nineteen defendants reached plea deals and one has died. Opening statements in the first of several trials involving remaining suspects are scheduled for Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Santa Ana. Prosecutors declined to be interviewed, but defense attorneys said most of the case will be built on testimony from jailhouse informants. Michael Radelet, a sociology professor and death penalty expert at the University of Colorado, Boulder, said juries are less likely to vote for death if they know a defendant is already serving a life sentence. That’s the case with many of the Aryan Brotherhood defendants. Barry “The Baron” Mills, a lead defendant, is serving two life terms for murder after nearly decapitating an inmate in 1979. In the upcoming trial, he faces a possible death sentence for allegedly orchestrating the 1997 murders of two black inmates serving time for rape at a prison in Lewisburg, Pa. Mills has pleaded not guilty. “If the person is already doing a life term and is having problems in prison, that in some ways shows a failure of the criminal justice system,” Radelet said. “The fact that justice systems are imperfect is an anti-death penalty argument, it’s not a pro-death penalty argument.” Radelet also questioned whether a death sentence for the gang ringleaders would serve as a deterrent for aspiring members, as prosecutors hope. “A fair number of people doing life without parole would prefer death,” he said. “When people get executed, they become heroes” to other inmates. Laurie Levenson, a law professor at Loyola Marymount University and a former federal prosecutor, said it’s also difficult for prosecutors to win death penalties when victims were serving time for violent crimes. A case built around jailhouse informants can compound the problem, she said. “It’s a much dirtier case when you have to use informants,” Levenson said. “It really comes down to how you use your informants. If the jurors hate the informant, they’re not going to vote for the death penalty.” Attorneys for the defendants echo those warnings and point to a related Aryan Brotherhood case that all but fell apart. The seven-month trial of David Michael Sahakian and two others ended in 2004 with a hung jury on charges of murder and conspiracy, said attorney Dean Steward, who represents Mills. Some jurors said they found the jailhouse informants who testified to be disgusting but called the defendants “charming and truthful,” according to Steward. Sahakian will be retried as part of the racketeering case. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The following are the results of The Letterkenny Shotokan Karate Club Competition that took place in the Aura Leisure Centre at the weekendA number of students from beginners to brown/black belt took part in the Individual Kata, Kumite and Team Kata Competitions.Awards were given two students for Overall Best Spirit. Male award went to Abin Jujo and female award went to Alanna Patterson. An award also went to the team Kihon Pineapples for the Best Team Name. Individual Kata ResultsWhite Belts1st Place – Abin Jujo, 2nd Place – Nevin Laivu.Orange Belts1st Place – Eimear Mc Dermott, 2nd Place – Adam Savva.Red Belts1st Place – Hannah Patterson, 2nd Place – Emma Doherty, Joint 3rd – Katie Patterson and Zoe Lynch.Yellow Belts1st Place – Athiara Prasanth, 2nd Place – Allana Patterson, Joint 3rd – Oisin Friel and Oisin Quinn.Green to Purple Belts1st Place – Jamie Marshall, 2nd Place – Aaron Callan , Joint 3rd Place – Ronan Padmore and Cormack Quinn.Brown to Brown/Black Belts1st Place – Niall Quinn, 2nd Place – Harry Goode , Joint 3rd Place – Michael Dillon and Shaun DevenneyKumiteBeginners1st Place – Abin Jujo, 2nd Place – Nevin Laivu.Intermediate Girls1st Place – Athiara Prasanth, 2nd Place – Emma Doherty, 3rd Place – Allana Patterson.Intermediate Boys1st Place – Oisin Friel, 2nd Place – Ronan Padmore.Senior Boys1st Place – Harry Goode, 2nd Place – Michael Dillon, Joint 3rd – Niall Quinn and Daniel Padmore.Team Kata1st Place – Awesome Fire Breathing Rubber Duckies2nd Place – Banana’s in Pyjamas3rd Place – Sandie Wandies and Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies DONEGAL’S KARATE KIDS SHOW THEIR STUFF AT AURA was last modified: July 26th, 2015 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:competitiondonegalKarateletterkenny
UPDATED: CAMPAIGNERS IN Co Donegal are stepping up their campaign against the household charge – with posters in English and Irish throughout the county – as environment minister Phil Hogan insisted everyone would have to pay eventually.Mr Hogan issued his warning as RTE reported the Government as saying that just 15% of households have registered and paid the €100 tax.The latest Donegal poster from the ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’ campaign is pictured below in Gaoth Dobhair. It might be a Bank Holiday but today protesters were handing out leaflets to motorists in Ramelton (above).It comes amid reports that the household tax will rise substantially next year, possibly as high as €700 for some people.Mr Hogan insisted: “I have the full support of the Government to enact further legislation if necessary to ensure that this charge is implemented.“We are looking at the fines acts, the data protection acts and the Department of Justice, the Department of Finance and the Department of the Environment are working together to ensure that this charge is collected in full. “If we have difficulties with ensuring we have information across the departments, then we’ll have to look at legislation, but maybe we won’t come to that.”Around 1.6m households are liable to pay the charge, but so far less than 15% have paid, said RTE.Mr Hogan said that he is confident that the majority of households will have paid by the 31 March deadline.However, he warned that those failing to do so would find themselves liable to pay fines or going to court.PUBLICITY Mr Hogan defended the campaign publicising the Household Charge.“I’m getting some anecdotal evidence that not every house has got leaflets but a lot of houses have got leaflets,” he said.“The Minister certainly can’t go to every door and tell them [household owners] what their legal obligations are. They are required to pay the charge, I think everybody knows that.”© 2012 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW. PLEASE TRY TO AVOID USING FOUL, DEFAMATORY OR INSULTING LANGUAGE.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily‘CAN PAY, MUST PAY’ MINISTER TELLS HOME OWNERS AS DONEGAL CAMPAIGN STEPPED UP was last modified: March 19th, 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:’CAN PAYdonegalGaoth DobhairMUST PAY’ MINISTER TELLS HOME OWNERS
DONEGAL NORTH East voted No, the official result just announced shows.In the constituency 55.62% of people voted against the Treaty – or 13,758 people.The result showed 44.38% in favour – or 10,975 people. The turn-out was 42.59% – just shy of the 45% predicted by donegaldaily.com last night.There were 136 spoiled votes giving a valid poll of 24,733. OFFICIAL RESULT: DONEGAL NORTH EAST – NO CAMP WINS was last modified: June 1st, 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)
A great turn-out of more than 260 runners took part in the Finn Valley Athletic Club Spring Series race today.The Finn Valley trackThe winner was Paul Leck from Finn Valley AC with a great time of 16.33.Well done to all who took part. The following is a list of all runners who took part and their times.1 94 16.33 Paul Leck SM Finn Valley A C2 262 16.47 Gavin Crawford SM 24/7 Triathlon3 39 17.17 Adam Freil SM Letterkenny A 4 216 17.31 Darren McGlinchey SM Finn Valley A C5 203 17.42 Seamus O’Donnell SM Convoy6 270 18.00 Raymond Birch SM Letterkenny A7 343 18.03 Paddy Penrose SM Finn Valley A C8 160 18.45 Matthew McLaughlin SM Foyle Valley 9 53 18.49 Catriona Devine SW Finn Valley A C10 159 18.55 Michael McGowan SM Foyle Valley11 251 19.15 Jimmy Renfrew SM Individual12 257 19.26 Patrick McConigley JM Individual 13 206 19.30 Vincent McPartland SM Individual14 200 19.37 Michael Burke SM Individual15 20 19.39 Craig Phair SM Individual16 282 19.50 Michael Penrose SM Finn Valley A C17 350 19.55 Paddy Costello SM Individual18 187 20.01 Colm McElwaine SM Individual19 256 20.07 James McCahill JM Individual20 250 20.08 Eugene Gallen SM Individual21 235 20.12 Peter McMenamin SM Individual22 252 20.17 Alan Caterson SM Finn Valley A C23 43 20.18 Derek Callaghan SM Finn Valley A C24 218 20.20 Pauric McDyer SM Individual25 116 20.21 Richie Duncan SM Castlefinn R26 260 20.29 John McFadden SM Individual27 161 20.32 Niall Gildea SM Individual28 208 20.35 Terry McFadden SM Milford A C29 195 20.46 Drew Doherty SM Individual30 170 20.48 Michael Gallagher SM Individual31 202 20.51 Adrian McHugh SM Individual32 223 20.55 Barry Gallagher SM Individual33 273 20.58 Aaron O’Hagan SM Individual34 1 21.00 Martin Anderson M40 Finn Valley A C35 191 21.11 Doc Doherty M45 Finn Valley A C36 240 21.11 Patrick McNamee SM Individual37 197 21.11 Paul Whelan SW Finn Valley A C38 51 21.13 Eimear McDermott W40 Finn Valley A C39 193 21.20 Barry Chambers SM Individual40 299 21.23 Michael Maguire SM Individual41 239 21.25 terry McDevitt SM Individual42 163 21.27 Andy Scanlon SM Finn Valley A C43 155 21.27 Adrian Gill SM Individual44 268 21.30 Anthony Kelly SM Individual45 219 21.31 Rodney Irwin SM Individual46 321 21.35 Eilish Patton SW Finn Valley A C47 348 21.38 Gavin Harris SM Convoy48 19 21.40 Duane Long SM Finn Valley A C49 292 21.43 Mark McCafferty SM Finn Valley A C50 21 21.44 Tony Gallagher SM Individual51 207 21.49 Gary Neally SM Individual52 243 21.53 Patrick Brennan SM Individual53 263 21.54 Paul Ferns SM Individual54 317 21.57 Tim McLaughlin SM Individual55 271 21.58 Damien Patton SM Individual56 241 22.00 Eamon Connolly SM Individual57 272 22.07 Garvin Boyce SM Individual58 186 22.10 Patick Carr SM Individual59 119 22.12 Adrian Devine SM Castlefinn60 23 22.14 Ashlean McGeehan SW Finn Valley A C61 167 22.20 Sean O’Donnell M50 Lifford A C62 106 22.21 Kevin Greenan SM Unattached63 306 22.26 Declan Carlin SM Finn Valley A C64 201 22.26 Colm Cleary SM Individual65 259 22.30 Karl Sweeney SM Individual66 274 22.33 Anthony O’Hagan SM Individual67 288 22.34 Colin Mooney SM Individual68 351 22.35 Thomas Maguire SM Individual69 22 22.37 Caroline McNulty SW Finn Valley A C70 177 22.38 James Stevenson SM Individual71 308 22.40 Mickey Flyod SM Individual72 247 22.42 Christopher Gallagher SM Individual73 211 22.44 Isacc McLaughlin SM FVLC Begin to74 285 22.50 James Maguire SM Finn Valley A C75 303 22.55 Brian Westman SM Individual76 231 22.57 Stephen Stewart SM Individual77 298 22.57 Gerry Maguire SM Individual78 41 23.08 Carl Houston SM Castlefinn79 224 23.09 Shaun McGlynn SM Individual80 320 23.10 Brian Patton SM Finn Valley A C81 284 23.11 Emmett O’Donnell SM Individual82 301 23.13 Noel Moore SM Individual83 305 23.14 Sean Toner SM Convoy84 244 23.18 Jason Regan SM Individual85 261 23.19 Edel McGlynn SW Finn Valley A C86 300 23.22 Gareth Doherty SM Individual87 66 23.27 Noel Duffy M35 Individual88 324 23.34 Andrew McCollum SM Individual89 171 23.36 Cronan Scanlon SM Finn Valley A C90 24 23.49 Evelyn McGeehan SW Finn Valley A C91 61 23.51 Joanne Campbell SW Finn Valley A C92 225 23.51 Richard Sleigh SM Individual93 118 24.04 Eugene Boyle M40 Castlefinn94 100 24.22 Eamonn Diver SM Individual95 345 24.28 Ciaran Murphy SM FVLC Begin to96 283 24.32 PJ McMenamin SM Individual97 258 24.33 Brian Doherty SM Individual98 296 24.33 Darrell Maguire SM Finn Valley A C99 110 24.34 Caroline McGuire W40 Finn Valley A C100 117 24.39 Joey O’Leary M40 Castlefinn101 32 24.44 Goretti Marley SW Finn Valley A C102 157 24.53 Ryan Galvin JM Finn Valley A C103 309 24.54 Mark Gildea SM Individual104 199 24.55 Emma Bates SW Finn Valley A C105 209 25.02 Paul Gallen SM Individual106 145 25.07 Lisa McGlynn SW Castlefinn107 141 25.10 Sinead McMenamin Collins SW Castlefinn108 109 25.14 Denis McGill SM Individual109 130 25.16 Marcella McBride SW Castlefinn110 312 25.20 Ben McLaren JM North111 144 25.29 Amanda McBrearty SW Castlefinn112 178 25.33 Ryan Gallagher JM Finn Valley A C113 183 25.45 Angela McNamee SW Individual114 9 25.45 David Devlin SM Individual115 307 25.45 Emma Lawne SW Individual116 26 25.45 Diane Gallagher SW Finn Valley A C117 72 25.47 Simon McDevitt SM Individual118 42 25.48 Dónal Bonner SM Finn Valley A C119 168 25.50 Martin Langan M40 Individual120 325 25.51 Christopher Diver SM Individual121 25 25.54 Frances Wilson SW Finn Valley A C122 162 25.54 John Wilson SM Individual123 228 25.56 Eileen Morning SW Individual124 33 25.56 Mary Martin SW Finn Valley A C125 281 25.57 Tina McHugh SW Individual126 221 26.16 Aine McElchar SW Individual127 131 26.18 Laura Whiteduncan SW Castlefinn128 323 26.20 George Staniewski SM Individual129 236 26.22 Josh McMenamin JM Individual130 254 26.24 Alan Mailey SM Convoy131 310 26.25 Shannon McElhill JW North132 226 26.29 Jack Marley JM Individual133 184 26.32 Sean McMenamin SM Individual134 314 26.42 Zoe McClanchon JW North135 2 26.43 Martina McDermot SW Individual136 289 26.47 Jane Thompson SW North137 115 26.49 Gaynor Hindley SW Individual138 322 26.54 Mark Hiden SM Individual139 302 26.54 Owen Gallinagh SM Individual140 230 27.09 Callan Lafferty JM Individual141 59 27.09 Kerri Rowan SW Finn Valley A C142 190 27.15 Paula Jansen SW Finn Valley A C143 304 27.15 Tanya Carson SW Individual144 287 27.21 Lorraine Duffy SW Individual145 267 27.22 Brendan Martin SM Individual146 180 27.24 Catherine McDevitt SW Individual147 132 27.34 Natasha White SW Castlefinn148 165 27.34 Aaron Beecroft SM Individual149 166 27.38 Darren Beecroft SM Individual150 279 27.46 Elaine Parke SW Individual151 189 27.47 Clement Clarke SM Lifford A C152 30 27.51 Antonette Coyle SW Finn Valley A C153 179 27.55 Clara Carroll SW Individual154 185 27.56 Maria Carberry SW Individual155 295 27.58 Margaret Doherty SW Individual156 143 27.59 Julie McNamee SW Castlefinn157 142 28.00 Lisa McGlinchey SW Castlefinn158 294 28.03 Lisa McMonagle SW Raphoe159 154 28.07 Lynne Parke SW Convoy160 232 28.09 Janet Harper SW Individual161 222 28.10 John Magee SM Individual162 48 28.14 Aiden Gallen JM Individual163 188 28.15 Paul Finn SM Finn Valley A C164 276 28.15 David Connors SM Individual165 269 28.15 Dermot Kilpatrick SM Individual166 27 28.18 Debbie Campbell SW Finn Valley A C167 277 28.33 Damien Lynch SM Individual168 275 28.36 James McGinley SM Individual169 315 28.38 Martina Conway SW Individual170 291 28.38 Jonathon Mitchell SM FVLC Begin to171 246 28.41 Anthony Gallagher SM Individual172 44 28.44 AnneMarie Reynolds SW Individual173 194 28.49 Charlotte O’Connell SW Individual174 297 28.49 Niamh McFadden SW Individual175 123 28.50 Corina Catterson Flynn SW Castlefinn176 124 28.59 Mary McGranaghan W40 Castlefinn177 134 29.09 Paulette O’Leary SW Castlefinn178 278 29.13 Fiona Henderson SW Individual179 74 29.15 Miriam O’Donnell SW Individual180 71 29.19 Kay Bonner SW Convoy181 121 29.21 Mick Flynn SM Castlefinn182 220 29.23 Ian Crawford SM Individual183 319 29.23 John Conaghan SM Individual184 255 29.29 Hannah McCloy SW Individual185 111 29.33 Cathal McGuire JM Finn Valley A C186 352 29.34 Madge Toye SW Individual187 237 29.37 Maire Gallagher SW Finn Valley A C188 204 29.38 Martina Grant SW Convoy189 253 29.39 Jason Peoples SM Individual190 97 29.41 Diana McGarrigle SW Finn Valley A C191 95 29.50 Caroline Britton SW Petigoe192 234 29.53 Michelle McMenamin SW Individual193 205 29.57 Avril Larkin SW Individual194 138 29.58 Andriena McGlinchey SW Castlefinn195 151 30.05 Tracey Matthewson SW Castlefinn196 140 30.06 Loretta McNulty SW Castlefinn197 245 30.06 Kevin McHugh SM Finn Valley A C198 192 30.08 Louise Dowling SW Individual199 146 30.19 Fionnuala McBride SW Castlefinn200 63 30.40 Reece Furey Brogan JM Individual201 169 30.50 Eamon Lanagn M40 Individual202 67 30.52 Marie Duffy SW Individual203 107 30.56 Jacqueline Monaghan SW Petigoe204 242 31.01 Hugo Maguire SM Individual205 114 31.11 Loretta Devenney SW Individual206 172 31.18 Wendy Scanlon SW Individual207 164 31.44 Christine Gallen SW Finn Valley A C208 105 31.53 Giles Gilchrist SM Individual209 214 31.59 Finn McLaughlin SM FVLC Begin to210 266 32.10 Anne McElchar SW Individual211 229 32.36 Louise Doherty SW Individual212 101 32.37 Susan Doherty SW Finn Valley A C213 210 32.44 Helen Logue SW FVLC Begin to214 52 32.47 Karen Smith SW Individual215 139 32.51 Donna Curran SW Castlefinn216 122 33.04 Declan Lynch M40 Castlefinn217 54 33.16 Ezarah Doherty SW Individual218 125 33.39 Emma Conaghan SW Castlefinn219 293 33.46 Meave Gilligan SW FVLC Begin to220 248 33.46 Betty Gallen SW Finn Valley A C221 238 34.05 Teresa McMenamin SW Finn Valley A C222 182 34.06 Heather Montgomery SW Individual223 264 34.10 Christina Patton SW Individual224 290 34.11 Megan Thompson SW North225 227 34.14 Daniel Marley JM Individual226 56 34.15 Selina Russell SW Finn Valley A C227 156 34.22 EveAnne McCarron SW Raphoe228 217 34.30 Sinead Kelly SW Raphoe229 50 35.04 Karen Gallen JW Individual230 62 35.05 Mary Furey SW Finn Valley A C231 70 35.06 Catherine Finn SW Individual232 68 35.24 Richard Flynn SM Individual233 318 35.24 Angela McLaughlin SW Individual234 46 35.45 Caoimhe O’Deorain JW Individual235 47 36.01 Frank O’Deorain SM Individual236 286 36.06 Mary Penrose SW Finn Valley A C237 213 36.18 Niall Brady Devenny JM FVLC Begin to238 212 36.22 Cahir Brady Devenny JM FVLC Begin to239 99 36.28 Jacqueline Cadger SW Individual240 128 36.28 Louise Ferry W45 Castlefinn241 196 36.42 Noreen Whelan SW FVLC Begin to242 198 36.42 Teresa Brown SW Individual243 313 37.40 Becky McClaughry SW North244 311 37.41 Karen McLaren SW North245 341 37.50 Maoliosa McCabe SW Individual246 149 37.54 Rachel Leeper SW Castlefinn247 133 38.02 Linda Catterson SW Castlefinn248 135 38.26 Nicole McConnell SW Castlefinn249 215 38.38 Annette Gildea SW FVLC Begin to250 181 40.05 Amanda Duffy SW Individual251 126 41.04 Marie Lynch SW Castlefinn252 176 41.07 Angela McHugh SW Lifford A C253 233 41.08 Joan McHugh SW Lifford A C254 174 41.08 Allsion Johnson SW Convoy255 175 41.08 Debragh Coyle SW Individual256 173 41.08 Olivia Gillen SW Convoy257 349 42.47 Patricia O’Brien SW Finn Valley A C258 49 43.18 Liz Gallen SW Individual259 137 43.35 Rachelle Catterson SW Castlefinn260 148 44.08 Diane Leeper SW Castlefinn261 344 46.54 Pamela Doherty SW Individual262 340 47.21 Caoilfhinn McCabe SM Individual263 342 47.21 Caroline McCabe SW Individual264 280 47.43 Geraldine McGonagle SW IndividualTotal Runners: 264LECK IS HOME FIRST AS MORE THAN 260 TURN OUT FOR FINN VALLEY 5K SPRING SERIES was last modified: February 9th, 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:Finn Valley ACSpring Series
Celebrities from hip-hop star Snoop Dogg to motivational speaker Tony Robbins lamented the execution of Stanley Tookie Williams at a funeral Tuesday that drew hundreds to the violence-wracked area where Williams founded the murderous Crips gang three decades ago. Under heavy police presence, mourners including gang members flashing hand signs waited in line to enter the 1,500-seat Bethel AME Church for a ceremony that stretched more than four hours. After the service, many of those outside the church dropped to the ground after hearing what sounded like three gunshots about a block away, but there were no injuries and no arrests. Vendors sold T-shirts with Williams’ picture, and a large TV set up in the parking lot allowed the overflow crowd to watch the service. Williams was executed Dec. 13 despite clemency pleas from celebrities and others who said he had rededicated his life to peace. “Tookie is dead. We’re not safer, we’re not more secure, we’re not more humane,” Jackson said. Robbins told the mourners he knew Williams only a short time but said he had “so much rage and so much anger” after his execution. While on death row, Williams wrote children’s books warning against gang life. Those efforts attracted supporters who lobbied for clemency, arguing Williams had redeemed himself. But Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was unconvinced, and refused to spare his life. Several dozen gang members wearing blue attire associated with Crips gangs watched the funeral in the parking lot. One who identified himself as “Killowatt the Third,” age 33, estimated there were 20 to 30 Crips-affiliated gangs there to honor Williams. “That’s my role model, man. That’s the CEO of the Crips,” he said. Al Birdsong, 54, a school security officer who waited for hours to get into the funeral, said Williams did not deserve to be executed after more than two decades in prison. “I’m here to pay my respects to humanity, and that goes to Tookie and everyone else they do in. … What if it was your son?” Birdsong said. “He’s no different from any other human being. We all made mistakes.” Keelonnie Roberts, 23, of Torrance, said her father was a Crip who used to tell her tales of gang life. Although Roberts never met Williams, she said, “He seemed like a sweet man to me.” Mourner Rick Hayes, 36, of Compton, wore a T-shirt with the slogan, “What does redemption mean …,” which he had made. If Williams was unable to earn clemency from the governor, “what can a black man do, what can he do in society, to get another chance at life?” Hayes asked. In his will, Williams asked that his remains be cremated and the ashes scattered over South Africa. Tuesday’s ceremony was not the first public funeral for an executed inmate. About 300 people attended a San Francisco service for Robert Alton Harris, a murderer whose 1992 execution was the first in 25 years after a death penalty ban and became a rallying point for opponents of capital punishment. ___ Associated Press Writer Robert Jablon contributed to this report.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 MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake “It’s nine-fifteen on twelve-thirteen and another black king will be taken from the scene,” Snoop Dogg told mourners, reciting a poem about the execution. The line “I don’t believe Stan did it” drew wild applause in the parking lot. Williams, 51, was put to death by injection at San Quentin Prison for the 1979 shotgun murders of a 7-Eleven clerk and three motel owners. “The war within me is over. I battled my demons and I was triumphant,” Williams said in a recording played to mourners, whom he asked to spread a message to loved ones. “Teach them how to avoid our destructive footsteps. Teach them to strive for higher education. Teach them to promote peace and teach them to focus on rebuilding the neighborhoods that you, others and I helped to destroy.” The Rev. Jesse Jackson decried the execution of Williams, who Jackson said saw himself in the end as a “healer, not a predator.”
People protest in Carrigart over the alleged closure of their right-of-way.A 87-year-old woman is leading an increasingly bitter dispute with developers after she claimed she was denied access through a right of way to her land.Frail pensioner Patricia Coyle is furious over the erection and locking of security gates on an access road at Aghadachor shore front near Carrigart.More than 100 local people came out this week to support Mrs Coyle who says she is being denied access to 33 acres of her land by a development company building a Beach Activity Centre. The company involved in putting ‘security measures’ in place at Aghadachor, T&G Properties however has insisted that no right of way has ever been blocked. This is disputed by local people.A spokesman for the developers said: “The promoters have at no time denied access to local people and have no intention of privatising the Beach which in fact forms an integral part of the project and following completion of the construction all facilities including the Beach will be open to the public.”However walkers and athletes claim they have ‘been told to f*** off from the site’ and told they were trespassers.The company also denied this. Mrs Coyle, from Glenree, checked out of hospital to attend a public meeting on the row.The Tirconail Tribune reports the right of way provides access to sand dunes: the beach front and to farmland apart from a major construction development now underway to build a beach activity centre overlooking Sheephaven Bay some three miles from Carrigart on the Creeslough road.Five local politicians spoke at the meeting and they included Deputy Joe McHugh: Senator Brian O’Domhnaill and Cllrs. Ian McGarvey, Noel McBride and Liam Blaney.One local man, Tony McCarry said the heavily gated laneway was a ‘right of way’ and it once was the main road from Creeslough into Carrigart.The controversy involves the community who claim a ‘right of way’ access to The Inner Beach, lands and beyond to the Sandyhills dunes and T&G Properties who stand accused of erecting two locked security gates on the laneway at the entrance to where they are constructing a holiday activity centre with further plans to include, sports hall, an 18 hole pitch and putt course and a golf driving range. A development of 27 holiday villas have already been built as part of the €5M investment.Work has been ongoing ever since it was cleared for planning by Donegal County Council in September last year.The local community welcomed the development and potential job opportunities but with some reservations. These concerns were clearly amplified at the public meeting with locals pointing out that there had been ‘interference’ with the shorefront below the high tide mark.Again this has been officially denied. But now that original welcome has turned colder as the community has a huge gripe with the extent of the work: their concerns about the right of way and access to this particular beach.“I am not against development, but it must be in harmony with the wishes of the community. People’s rights should not be obstructed and I find this particular situation regrettable,” said Cllr Ian McGarvey.Cllr Liam Blaney said the right of way was originally the old county road and as such people had the right of access, regardless of developments.Deputy Joe McHugh said it was obvious to him that everyone involved needs to start talking to each other. He said that there is a serious need for dialogue and the facts must be established.“We need to progress from this meeting here today in a constructive manner and the public representatives are there to ensure that your rights are recognised,” he added.The general tenor of the crowd, while good humoured was nevertheless one of a steely determination that their beloved right of way stays exactly as it is.T&G said: “In response to a meeting which took place on site on Sunday 29th September 2013 at Cuan Na Rí Ocean Front Resort, Aghadachor, Carrigart, Co Donegal we wish to comment as follows:- The entire site is the location of extensive construction works and is subject to Statutory Regulations regarding Health & Safety and Insurance Covers which include controlled access to same during the construction phase.“The project covers approximately 180 acres of tourism related lands. new Beach Activity Centre, Sports Hall, Bar & Restaurant, Tennis Courts, Games Areas, Childrens Playground, Pitch & Putt Course and Associated Activities, Beach Promenade & Boardwalk. It also includes 27no. new Self Catering Holiday Villas.“The promoters have at no time denied access to local people and have no intention of privatising the Beach which in fact forms an integral part of the project and following completion of the construction all facilities including the Beach will be open to the public. The works are all being carried out with the approval of and to the satisfaction of Donegal County Council and National Park & Wildlife Service.”PENSIONER (87) TAKES ON DEVELOPERS IN BITTER DISPUTE OVER DONEGAL BEACH was last modified: October 3rd, 2013 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:Carrigartprotestright-of-way
The new paediatric endoscopic surgicaltraining centre at the Red Cross WarMemorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Townwill train surgeons in adult and paediatricendoscopic surgery, general surgery andcomplementary specialties. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Lungi Linda Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital +27 21 686 7860 RELATED ARTICLES • R13m boost for HIV clinic in SA • SA’s transfusion training centre • New ward opened for Smile Week • Soweto to get a second state hospitalNosimilo Ramela The first paediatric endoscopic surgical training centre in sub-Saharan Africa was recently opened at the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town. The facility will train surgeons in adult and paediatric endoscopic surgery, general surgery and complementary specialties.The state-of-the-art centre cost R13.8-million (US$2-million) to build and equip with the necessary technology. The Children’s Hospital Trust managed to raise these funds through donations in just 18 months. It was officially launched on 22 June 2011.The centre, which has nine stations, will focus on developing and improving endoscopic surgery skills for surgeons in South Africa and the rest of the African continent.Previously, African paediatric specialists and surgeons needing paediatric endoscopic surgical training had to travel to Europe or the US, as there were no centres in sub-Saharan Africa.“These skills cannot always be safely acquired in a live surgery setting on patients, and this centre will give training surgeons an opportunity to refine their surgical skills and give experienced surgeons an opportunity to transfer their knowledge and skills to other hospitals,” said Louise Driver, CEO of the Children’s Hospital Trust.She said the centre would also offer hands-on training courses at various levels in specialties such as anaesthetics, ear nose and throat, neurosurgery and urology.Endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure involving a long, rigid tube with a camera and light attached, otherwise known as an endoscope. The device is inserted into the body through a small incision and the surgeon views the image displayed on a monitor. The surgeon also makes other small incisions to insert instruments to do the necessary surgical procedure.Prof Alastair Millar from the Children’s Hospital said the benefits of having minimally invasive surgery are that patients experience less operative pain and infection risk, a shorter hospital stay and faster recovery with less scarring.“Increasingly, minimal access surgery is becoming the gold standard and conventional large incision surgery will soon be regarded as obsolete. A training centre such as this allows our surgeons of the future to be at the forefront of current surgical practice,” said Millar.Leading the waySpeaking at the opening of the centre, Western Cape Minister of Health Theuns Botha thanked the donors who made it possible to build the hi-tech training facility.“The training centre certainly offers the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital further growth opportunities and expansion into the continent. This underscores the Western Cape’s leading role on this continent with regard to training and skills transfer.”He said the hospital has become a national resource and has an international reputation as a centre for excellence in its ability to deliver paediatric and surgical services equivalent to those found in developed countries.Dr Lungi Linda, hospital CEO, said the institution prides itself in being the first for any new developments in the field of paediatrics, be it the cutting-edge technology or highly specialised procedures or operations.“What underpins these outstanding achievements for the hospital are the skills, knowledge and expertise within the hospital and the good healthy partnerships with the private sector. Thank you to our donors who are always willing to give for the benefit of sick children.”