Last year’s winners Calabar High School and Edwin Allen High School will retain their team titles at this week’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. That’s the conclusion contained in the 2016 Champs Preview magazine. Published on Friday, the Preview gives Calabar a 34-point margin over Kingston College in the boys’ contest.The boys’ prediction contrasts the 15.5 point difference between the two schools last year and indicates that Calabar, captained by sprinter Fabian Hewitt, will hoist the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for the fifth time in a row.Edwin Allen are expected to have a huge edge over evenly matched teams from St Jago High, Hydel High, and Holmwood Technical. Last year, the Edwin Allen team beat the rising Hydel unit by 100 points. A similar winning spread is predicted by the Preview this year. Success would give Class Two sprinter Shellece Clarke the chance to lead her team to accept the accolades when the meet ends on Saturday, March 19.outstandingThe magazine’s Champs predictions include a win in the Class Three girls 100m for St Lucian Julien Alfred of St Catherine High, and double gold for Calabar’s outstanding Christopher Taylor in the Class Two 200m and 400m. Taylor, reigning Class Two 100m and 110m hurdles champion Dejour Russell, and Michael Stephens are expected to carry the day for Calabar with dominance in Class Two with Warren Barrett throwing his way to glory in Class One.After his recent shot put mark of 19.89 metres, Barrett has a chance to not only break the one year old record of 19.52m by Demar Gayle but also to approach the 20-metre barrier.The Preview says that Edwin Allen are strong on the track and in the field and credits the Frankfield-based school with 13 predicted wins. Accordingly, those successes are distributed across the sprints, middle and long distances, throws, jumps and relays.• Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.
Surprise ISSA-Flow Manning Cup schoolboy semi-finalists Denham Town and Jonathan Grant High emphatically stamped their class, ousting, between them, four former champions from groups I and K, respectively, en route to the grand semi-final stage. The fallen former champions are Calabar, Charlie Smith and Excelsior in Group K, along with Camperdown from Group I. Coach Omar Edwards was proud of his history-making Denham Town team, despite being lashed 4-1 by Camperdown at the Constant Spring field yesterday. Camperdown’s scorers were Kevin Clarke, who led with a 26th- and 64th-minute brace, while Aruna Anderson struck in the 49th and Tajae Brown rounded out the scoring in stoppage time (90+2). Daquan Black scored the consolation for Denham Town, who might have some injury concerns ahead of the semi-finals, with defender Arthur Walters stretchered off with a head injury. The result was one of academic interest as the west Kingston-based school had already qualified on six points, courtesy of a 1-0 win over Innswood High and Hydel’s lost three points for fielding an ineligible player against them. Hydel had won 3-0 but ISSA reversed the decision, handing the points to Denham Town. “We have advanced to the semi-finals, the first time in the history of the school. This is my first year with them. The players don’t fully buy into the concept as yet, but we have time on our hands,” he told The Gleaner. “We have to get the players sharp and focused for the semi-finals because that is really the big one. We did not even start this game with our best 11, but gave others starts to see what they would look like in the semi-finals,” Edwards added. In the later game at Constant Spring, Charlie Smith trounced Excelsior 4-0. Ronaldo McDonald scored in the 29th and 87th minutes, while Kemar Jones netted in the 35th, with Zamario Sinclair scoring in minute 59. Meanwhile, at Prison Oval, Jonathan Grant held on for a 2-2 draw with Calabar High to book their passage to the last four in yesterday’s 1 p.m. curtain-raiser. Hydel clipped Innswood 4-3 in the later game at the same venue. Click link for more Schoolboy Football photos.http://jamaica-gleaner.com/myreport/schoolboy#mid=&offset=&page=&s=
National AIDS CommissionMs. Candace Eastman, Commissioner(replacing Ms. Wessehdi Sio-Njoh) Ministry of InformationMr. Andrew Tehmeh, Deputy Minister for Administration(to replace Norris Tweah who moves on to the University of Liberia) Ministry of Posts and TelecommunicationsMs. Margretta Smith-General – Assistant Minister for Administration(replacing Mr. James Cooper) Ministry of Health Mr. George Werner, Minister Ministry of EducationDr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell, MinisterDr. Nancy Freeman, Deputy Minister for AdministrationMr. Anthony Nimely, Deputy Minister for Planning, Research and Development Ministry of Commerce & IndustryMr. Cyril Allen, Jr., Deputy Minister for CommerceMr. Mohammed Turay, Assistant Minister for Industry Liberia Broadcasting SystemMr. Ledgerhood Rennie, Director GeneralMr. Patrick Honnah, Deputy Director General for BroadcastingMr. Christopher Sellee, Deputy Director General for Rural Comms Ministry of Internal AffairsMs. Gbemie Horace Kollie, Deputy Minister for Operations(replacing Mr. Ranney Jackson) Ministry of Gender, Children & Social ProtectionMrs. Julia Duncan-Cassell, MinisterMr. Peter Roberts, Deputy Minister for AdministrationMrs. Sienne Abdul-Baki, Deputy Minister for GenderMrs. Mardia Martin Wiles, Deputy Minister for Policy, Planning & Technical ServicesMrs. Lydia Sherman, Deputy Minister for Children and Social Protection Ministry of Lands, Mines & EnergyMr. Zack Sharpe, Deputy Minister for Administration Ministry of TransportMr. Bushuben M. Keita – Deputy Minister for Administration National Investment CommissionMrs. Etmonia David Tarpeh, Chairperson Ministry of Public WorksMr. William Gyude Moore, MinisterMr. Roland Giddings, Deputy Minister for Administration The special word on the change in the Ministry of Health. Dr. Gwenigale will continue to serve as Advisor until his planned retirement in February.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Wede Brownell, Deputy Minister for AdministrationMs. Albratha Doe, Assistant Minister for Foreign Affairs My fellow Liberians:Even as we continue to combat the Ebola virus and strive to achieve our national objective of zero-new-cases by Christmas, we must also attend to what will be a difficult job of recovery – recovery to the health care system so that we deliver health care services all across the country and are better prepared for any epidemic of the size and scale of Ebola; recovery to the economy so that we are repositioned to produce more opportunities and afford decent and better living conditions for all our people; recovery to governance so that notwithstanding the superficial differences which haunt the body politic, we can still remain enjoined behind the common purpose of national healing and reconstruction.This requires a team that is adaptable, responsive, disciplined, loyal, and focused – a team that is understanding of the prevailing challenges, and are resolved to respond by taking appropriate risks to get things done on time. It is my job to continuously vet and ready such a team for the challenges we currently face and those that lie ahead.And so today, I announce a number of changes to the Executive Branch of the Government. A few are transferred or reassigned, signifying our recognition of their capabilities and performance. Others are dropped from where they served, but will be given appropriate opportunities to continue to serve the country. I am deeply grateful for the services and contribution of all of those we who have served or continue to serve.We are not short on expectation that going forward, each working day – indeed each working hour – will be spent not only on catching up and continuing with the transformational agenda of the country but also to exploring creative new approaches by which we deliver on the agenda within the limited time of our stewardship.My hope is that this team will take us to the finish line. But make no mistake: As Captain, I will not hesitate to change anyone who fails to meet our expectations.With these remarks, I am pleased to make the following initial appointments, others to follow at a subsequent time: Ministry of Youth & SportsMr. Ramses Kumbuyah, Deputy Minister for Administration(replacing Ms. Jacqueline Capehart)
“It seemed impossible at first, the sight of a grown man touching on me and me allowing it to happen.”Denise, a struggling teenage girl from the swamps of Caldwell, says she would never have imagined that a man she knew very well would abuse her.Sixteen years old and just out of high school, Denise says what happened to her three years ago under the pouring raindrops that drench Liberia during the rainy season, is a day which she will never forget.“This man was someone my entire family depended on, but whenever he and I were left alone, he harassed and molested me to his satisfaction,” the fragile teen recalls.“At first I thought maybe I threw him signs or something that made him attack me the way he did. I don’t know, but I’m sure that it was my fault one way or the other,” she accused herself.Denise clearly blames herself, something that many victims tend to do. And for her, she feels she’s at fault for the counseling, sleepless nights and nightmares that she’s now faced with.“After he jumped on me the first time, I was terribly afraid to tell anyone. First of all, I was in so much pain and was too busy trying to find ways to make it all go away,” she recalled.“I couldn’t tell my family because I knew that they would look at me like dirt. I couldn’t let that happen, so I handled it alone and allowed him to constantly have me. All in all, he had me more then 10 times, I counted each time and will never forget it,” she recollected.During the interview, Denise, who asked that her real name not be mentioned, anxiously looked around as if trying to see something that might appear.She says she’s afraid of her assaulter and wished that she had reported him to the police many years ago.“Years ago when this thing was happening to me, I contracted some kind of sickness that made my stomach swell and that’s how my family found out what was happening,” she shared.“I didn’t plan to tell them but the infection was serious and while I was getting treated at the hospital one day, I overheard my ma saying she would ask the man if he had raped me.”According to the teen, the man escaped questioning. “When we came back from the hospital, the man was gone.”Though the family says no charges were ever pressed, nor were there any police reports supporting the allegations, Denise says she has been hoping to catch the alleged rapist.“He’s no doubt a monster who hurt me for months. Not small pain I went through and I know he’s somewhere doing it to some poor little girl. The same kind of girl I was when I was 13 years old,” she added sadly.Meanwhile, Denise has decided to speak out about her ordeal and is pleading that women who have been assaulted and raped do the same.“The rapist aren’t many and if we catch the ones who have done it to us and are still doing it because people like me are afraid to tell the police, we can control this wicked act,” she added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The reported illicit flow of small arms and light weapons, which undermines security and the rule of law, will not be tolerated following the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) June 30 drawdown closing date, Defense Minister Browne J. Samukai Jr. has told the Daily Observer. Minister Samukai is of the opinion that non-state actors, mainly private security guards, bearing arms will be a factor that would cause chaos and an overlap of security functions during the execution of standard operating procedures (SOPs) by state-security personnel in the case of an event. He said that the government will not give weapons (arms, guns) to those he described as “non-state-actors” so as not to create confusion in the execution of duties when the need arises.Samukai spoke with specific reference to private security guards, who in recent times have been hinting on being allowed to bear arms to beef up the country’s security in the wake of UNMIL’s departure.He distanced himself from such a suggestion, which he believes has the propensity to create anarchy in the Liberian society.“I do not support the decision of non-state actors or private security guards bearing arms claiming to be handling the affairs of the country,” Samukai said in an interview with this newspaper yesterday.According to him, non-state actors should not handle the affairs of the state by carrying small arms or light weapons in any case, “once that person does not have the requisite security training or assigned to specific training apparatus such as the military, the police or the bureau of immigration.”He said the country’s national security apparatuses are fully prepared and ready to handle security-related matters in the absence of UNMIL.However, Minister Samukai added that there is collaboration between private security guard services and the state security sector to ensure that the country remains peaceful at all times. The Minister meanwhile called on Liberians not to panic about UNMIL’s drawdown, noting that the military is “adequately prepared and well capacitated to handle the affairs of the country.”He said that the army has been trained in various capacities including managing unrest, logistics, and providing for personnel, which now placed them in the position to secure the country’s borders from any would-be external threats. He explained that Liberians understand that their security is in their own hands. “Huge military and other security are not what we need now; civil society organizations, democratic actors, and other institutions are all onboard the country’s quest to continue the peaceful path we enjoy today,” Samukai noted. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Honda Classic, this week’s PGA Tour spot, moved to PGA Nationals Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. – the site of the 1983 Ryder Cup and 1987 PGA Championship – after four years at Mirasol … The tour’s West Coast Swing is done. It will remain in Florida for the next three weeks for the PODS Championship in Palm Harbor, Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando and WGC-CA Championship at Doral in Miami. … It was a year ago that USC product Kevin Stadler won at The Vines in Perth, Australia. Stadler has his PGA Tour card back this season and will play in the Honda Classic. … The LPGA Tour, Nationwide Tour and Champions Tour are all off this week. The Champions Tour will resume with the Toshiba Classic March 9-12 at the Newport Beach Country Club. … The Toshiba Classic has a women’s golf clinic March 9. It will cover basic technique, fashion, etiquette and rules. To register, call 949-660-1001 or visit www.toshibaclassic.com. … With his victory in Mexico, Fred Funk surpassed $20 million in career earnings. … While compiling his 11-1 record at the Accenture Match Play Championship, the highest seed Geoff Ogilvy has faced is Henrik Stenson at No. 9.
KEEPING ‘ER DONEGAL: DANIEL GILLEN, 20 MONTHS, AND BIG SISTER ELLEN, 3, IN COOKSTOWN, CO TYRONE. MUM CATHRIONA FROM TRENTAGH IS MAKING SURE THEY KNOW WHICH COUNTY TO SUPPORT!UPDATED WITH PIX FROM AROUND THE GLOBE: FOOTBALL fever is gripping Donegal – and you’re certainly getting behind Jim McGuinness and his squad ahead of Sunday’s clash with Cork.Already it is being estimated that between 25,000 and 30,000 Donegal fans will descend on Dublin this weekend.So keep sending us your pix throughout the weekend. And thanks to everyone – in Africa, Sweden, USA, Australia – and throughout Ireland and Donegal for your pix so far.Send us your pix to email@example.comDONEGAL’S RORY GALLAGHER SHOWS HIS COLOURS IN BALLYSHANNONThey’re not very sheepish about nailing their colours to the mast in Carrickfin! Hay – would you believe they’re supporting Donegal in Termon too!And in Perth, Australia, Jimmy is still winning matches!In Dunfanaghy even cars are in danger of being painted green and gold if they’re parked too long!Elsa and Rory Wanless from Jersey, are very excited about the match on Sunday. Their Mum is Cindy O Donnell from Letterkenny.Mitchie and Meigi Giblin think Donegal have the semi-final collared.Patsy Trimble is flying the flag at Mass. Dunfanaghy musician Ernie O’Reilly is showing a brave face ahead of Sunday’s semi-final! Hair, hair Ernie.Picture from on top of the hill looking out over Maghera strand and Loughros Beg Bay, Ardara, Co. Donegal by Debbie Dunnion.A simply ‘Devine’ picture! The Devines, Aoife, Pauric and ten week old Sean, from Glenswilly show their true colours before Sunday’s game!Even the people who run the Empire State Building in New York are Donegal fans according to Sheila McDonagh. Support from the Swedish jury! Prionsios from Cruit, Terry Sweeney of Glenties, Buster Gallagher from Na Dunaibh and Tony from Co.Clare in Sundsval, Sweden supporting Donegal.Pat The Cope wishes the boys all the best!Aaron & Aoibhe Foley from San Francisco will be up early on Sunday morning to watch the match!GOOD LUCK TO THE TEAM FROM EVERYONE AT FOUR MASTERS GAA CLUBDungloe men, Shaun mc Cauley, paul Quinn, Declan the butcher and jimmy’s winning matches man gettin ready for the game in Perth WAMILEY DOHERTY GETS READY FOR THE GAME IN BURTONPORTPeter Toland in Kilmacrennan writes: my neighbor from cork said my donegal flag would be down after the cork game so just to remind him he’s not in cork anymore i decided to put my jersey up aswell!Dominic McShane in Grandads house in boultypatrickHome of Tommy McShane 94 years of Age @ Boultypatrick has it in the hands of our Lord.Taken in Stranorlar of Dylan and Kate Mc Menamin saying” Hi” to their Aunty Carina in Australia, who will be watching the game, with baited breath via the internet, From Mary LavertyERNIE’S READY FOR THE BIG GAMEAND SO IS SEVE ROARTY IN CREESLOUGHMia Gamble & Emily McBrearty from Killybegs with their special banner for Karl LaceyCOUNTDOWN TO CROKER: SEND US YOUR PIX SUPPORTING DONEGAL! was last modified: August 26th, 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)
BUNCRANA GAA NOTES FOR WEEK ENDING SUNDAY 30th October 2011Buncrana GAA Strictly Come DancingAll club members are asked to put in a final big push this week to promote this event and make it a success for the club. A humongous effort has already been put in by the dancers, organisers and helpers to date. It would be almost criminal not to reward this effort with the success it so richly deserves on the night. Ten local dance couples, some with no previous dance experience, have been paired together for the event and put through their paces by dance teacher Elizabeth O’Donnell over the last number of months. Competition is lively between the dancers and as the deadline approaches, practice has intensified and will culminate in an extremely professional and entertaining evening in the Plaza, 8pm on Sunday 30th, don’t miss it! Tickets are priced at €15 and are available from any of the dancers, An Siopa Gruaige, The Coffee Cup, Catriona (086 852 1011), Jacqueline (087 786 5146) or call to the Clubhouse Fridays 7-8pm. Check out our facebook page. Please support our club in what promises to be a great night’s entertainment.Senior Football – Milford v BuncranaSunday 23rd October. Baile na nGallogach 2-12 to Buncranncha 0-16. This was a disappointing performance on the back of an excellent victory over Aodh Rua the previous week. Milford adapted better to the tough conditions and went into a 1-1 to no score lead to signal their intent early in the game aided by a penalty goal that Noel O’Donnell was very unlucky not to keep out. The lads responded very well in kicking five straight points with two apiece from Gerard McLaughlin and Paul McGonigle with Odhran Doherty chipping in with his trusty right boot. Dominating at this stage the lads were hit with a second sucker punch goal from one of the Curley brothers in the full forward line who proved a real handful all evening. A Ryan Bradley point left the halftime score 2-4 to 0-6.Playing down the hill in the second half the good start needed never materialised and we soon found ourselves down by 8 points. A brilliant comeback from the lads included great scores from Ronan Doherty Fahan,(2) Paul McGonigle (3), Ciaran Nicholas (1) and Odhran Doherty (2) bringing us right back into the match. A number of missed chances and bad decisions cost us the lead score that surely would have given us victory but in fairness to Milford they stuck at their task and scored an injury time winner to somehow hold out for the win. The lads will be disappointed at conceding one of their biggest scores of the season but can take solace from the manner of the repeated comebacks. It looks like the seniors are destined to remain in the third tier of the all county league and on the evidence of Saturday evening this will help add another layer of experience for the young lads from this year’s under 16 grade who will be included in next season’s squad. There is now one game remaining against Naomh Brid. Buncrana GAA Scrap Saturdays BIG Christmas Clear Out – FundraiserIn conjunction with Buncrana Tidy Town’s Initiative we plan to facilitate the lifting of old waste metals and other materials throughout the entire parish.We will sort this material ourselves and then supply it to a local scrap merchant. This will provide us with some much needed funding and also carry out a valuable community and environmental service. Buncrana GAA will then make a donation to Buncrana Tidy Town’s Inititiative.Team leaders from within the club are tasked with sourcing their own help and vehicles etc and this will not be a problem. We start collections on the 05th of November and will continue for 3 to 4 weeks depending on demand and progress through each leaders’ designated area.Starts Saturday 05th November 2011We’ll collect any old items containing metal, from your garages, sheds, and back yards get rid of all that clutter.No skipsNo Collection or recycling costsAll items collected will be recycled by a local merchantEvery Saturday in November starting 5th we will collect the following items – Old Fridges, Washing Machines, Tumble Dryers & Toasters etc.Televisions, Microwaves, DVD Players, Hi-Fis, Radios, & Video Players etc.Lawnmowers, Wheelbarrows, Barrels, Buckets, Old Garden Tools etc.Hot Water Tanks, Piping, Bicycles etc.Scrap Cars, Engines, Tractors, Farm Machinery, Girders and All Factory Metal WasteOld Clothes (must be clean and bagged)BatteriesCopper Cylinders and pipesAny other Metal Items you want to get rid of.Paul – 086-811 6983Tom – 083-347 6549Malachy – 086-804 2607 Gary – 086-403 6544David – 087-939 2767Call us now for further information and don’t miss this great opportunity!BirthsCongratulations Simon & Sandra on the birth of baby Jack!County Donegal GAA YearbookAny managers Senior and Underage (Football, hurling and ladies football) who haven’t submitted a small paragraph about their team should do so immediately. If you need any help or have any queries please call Paul on 087 929 3134 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgBORD na nÓGBuncrana Parish League for National SchoolsDay 2 of our Parish League produced another round of exciting games and ended with the Lions,managed by Lawrence Hegarty, in pole position. Malachy Mc Cann and his apprentice, Paul McGonigle, brought a strong panel from the Illies and they faced the silken skills of Brendan Roche’sDrumfries team. This game was played under the watchful eye of referee and county star RyanBradley. The game of the round was the controversial draw played out between the Gaelscoil andSean Clerkin’s Cheetah’s. Brendan Ryan’s Tigers and Declan Doherty’s Panthers now lie in mid-tableclosely followed by an enthusiastic Cockhill outfit expertly coached by Odhran and Ronan Doherty.The standard of play on the day was matched only by the common sense approach of the men-in-the-middle Leo Gill and Conor Grant. Come to the Scarvey next Friday 28th at 3.20pm and you willbe guaranteed thrills and spills on Day 3 of this enthralling tournament.:POSITIONTEAMGAMES PLAYEDPOINTS1Lawrence’s Lions5152Gaelscoil5143Sean’s Cheetahs5124Brendan’s Tigers5115Declan’s Panthers486Illies577Cockhill558Drumfries44Anyone interested in coaching, refereeing or assisting managers call to Scarvey for 3.15 on Friday afternoon for the start of the inter school Parish league. Great way to make a start at coaching and managing.COLAISTI INIS EOGHAIN MAKE RANNAFAST QUARTER FINALSRannafast Cup – Quarter FinalAbbey CBS Newry v Colaisti Inis Eoghain(Thursday 27th October In Beragh 2.00 pm)RecyclingCLOTHES RECYCLING FACILITIES NOW AVAILABLE AT THE SCARVEY!Club NotesAnyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email email@example.com, stating so.LottoThe winning numbers in the €2,150 jackpot lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 11th September in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 01-11-19-32.There were no winners. There were five €20 consolation prizes which went to the following participants:Ann O’Doherty McHugh, C/o Bingo;Deputy Padraig MacLochlainn T.D;Rachel Coyle, Shore Road;Hannah Gibbons, Strand Court;Brigid Grant, Tullydish.Use of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767). If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa orwww.twitter.com/buncranagaaUse of the Scarvey pitches for training or matches MUST be confirmed with Martin Mullan in advance (087 246 8108). Use of clubhouse MUST be confirmed with David McConnell in advance (087 939 2767).If you do have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email email@example.com by 6pm on a Sunday for consideration.To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaaGAA: BUNCRANA GAA NOTES was last modified: October 25th, 2011 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:Donegal GAAGAA: BUNCRANA GAA NOTES
Gardai are investigating an alleged extortion at a betting shop.A man telephoned Toots Takes All bookmakers in Lifford yesterday and demanded that a member of staff put money into a bag.He then ordered the bag to be put in a taxi and then taken to a location in the Doneyloop area where it would be collected. It is understood an undisclosed amount of cash was dropped off at the location.It is unclear if any threat was made to the staff.The owner of the betting shop refused to comment on the incident.Gardai have now set up an incident room at Letterkenny Garda station to investigate the claim. A spokesman for the Garda press office said no burglary or robbery took place and that the matter is under investigation. GARDAI INVESTIGATE ALLEGED EXTORTION ATTEMPT AT LIFFORD BOOKMAKERS was last modified: October 9th, 2012 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:extortionGardaiLiffordToots Takes All
“L to R, Noel Matthews, MD Matthews Coach Hire, Michael Coleman and Karl Sweeney, Training Director Swilly Group. Michael attended the Swilly Group Momentum funded Export & Transport Manager course in 2012/2013. Michael served his work placement with Matthews Coach Hire and has secured full time employment with Matthews. Michael has progressed through his course from being Long Term Unemployed to now holding a full time, senior management position with a progressive company for over a year”Over TWO HUNDRED places on Job seeking support programmes have been awarded to Donegal as part of the second round of EU funded Momentum initiative, a job seeking support programme managed by SOLAS.The places are FREE to persons who have been on Job Seekers Allowance/Benefit and actively seeking work for 12 months or more.All programmes run under Momentum involve job seeking support, certified vocational training and a period of work placement providing an excellent opportunity for persons to secure employment. The Vocational training being provided on Momentum 2 includes Transport Management, Childcare, Professional Food & Beverages Services, Surf Instructing with Lifeguarding as well as the very popular Bus and Truck Driving Programmes.A full range of Momentum courses is available on the Momentum website, http://www.momentumskills.ieThis is the second round of Momentum Programmes to be rolled out in the North West.Letterkenny based training company, the Swilly Group will be responsible for the delivery of a number Momentum programmes in Donegal. Director of Training Services, Karl Sweeney, told Donegal Daily, “In the previous round of Momentum, we helped secure employment for a large number of persons who were unemployed for a long time.“We have established relationships with a wide network of employers throughout Donegal who are actively seeking new employees.“This provides us with an advantage in helping people get a job opportunity.Karl told Donegal Daily, “Our Momentum programmes a more than just a training course. We support the participants in overcoming their barriers to employment and help the participant gain the skills and qualifications that local employers want.“A key aspect of Momentum is we create that all important link between the participant and the employer and support the participants make a smooth transition into employment”. Carl Vesey who completed the Swilly Group Bus Driving Course last year explained the significance of the impact of the course on his life .He told Donegal Daily, “Before undertaking the Swilly Drive bus course, I couldn’t pay my mortgage – now I’m up and running again.If you’d like to find out a little more about any of Swilly Groups Momentum programmes, visit the website at www.swillygroup.com or contact our office at (074) 91 51212.SWILLY DRIVE STEERING THE LONG-TERM UNEMPLOYED BACK INTO WORK was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BusinessFeaturesnewsSwilly Drive