HOPE that somehow the situation in Iraq will take a positive turn is fading fast, which means time is running short for President George W. Bush’s strategy to work. Whether the invasion of Iraq was a blunder or the conduct of the war has been botched no longer really matters. Americans have lost patience and Muslims are voting with guns and bombs, mostly using them against each other in a civil war between Sunnis and Shiites. Whether we’ve done the right thing for the wrong reasons or the wrong thing for the right reasons, the public has no stomach for another Vietnam-like morass, with no end to the conflict in sight. The Bush administration says it has a timeline for the surge as it increases troops, extends soldiers’ tours in Iraq and pulls soldiers from Afghanistan to bolster efforts in Iraq. But the timeline for success is shorter than the White House would like, and major successes are needed by summer to sustain support even within the Republican Party. With the U.S. military stretched too thin around the world, things are going from bad to worse. Violence in Iraq and elsewhere in the Muslim world has escalated, and anti-American sentiment is on the rise. The extent of the deterioration in Iraq was evidenced in recent days by a mass demonstration in Najaf, with Iraqis burning U.S. flags, and by the bombing of the Iraqi parliament building. If even the Green Zone in Baghdad isn’t safe, how can there be much hope of securing the rest of the city and the nation that are being torn by civil war? Things are looking bleaker, not better, and even the scaled-down goal of at least securing Baghdad is starting to look unachievable. The U.S. can’t afford is another lingering and unpopular war that results in only death and destruction. Our country’s leaders must start planning the way out. When the top Democrats meet with Bush this week, they must get past their differences and find common ground. Democrats must ensure that there are enough funds to give the troops the resources they need to make this one last stab at ending the civil war. The president must recognize the reality of the situation and agree to concrete benchmarks and timelines. Too many Americans have died or suffered terrible injuries. The horror in Iraq is unimaginable. It takes great courage to fight a war and even more to seek peace. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
SANTA CLARITA – With humidity levels hovering in the single digits and heat rising into the 90s earlier this week, a team of firefighters from Northern California was stationed Thursday in Santa Clarita, one of the region’s highest fire-danger areas. “They’re with us until the state feels it’s time to move them on because of the high fire danger we find ourselves in,” said Joe Lindaman, the Los Angeles County Fire Department battalion chief who oversees Santa Clarita Valley. The five-engine strike team arrived Monday and spent the next two days evacuating people whose homes were threatened by the Griffith Park Fire, which blackened roughly 817 acres and was expected to be fully contained late Thursday. There the firefighters were part of a multijurisdictional team assisting elderly and disabled people who were unable to leave on their own accord. Some were in wheelchairs; one man was tethered to an oxygen tank. “The fire was backing down the hill in that area,” said Josh Chrisman, battalion chief for the Fresno-Kings unit of the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. “We were trying to help get those people out – (they had) cats and dogs; they were worried about their vehicles and possessions.” The mobile team, dispatched to Southern California several times a year, was the sole Cal Fire ground unit on the Griffith Park blaze. Three engines hail from the Fresno-Kings area, the others are from Madera-Mariposa-Merced. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday ordered Cal Fire teams deployed statewide to provide a ready response to wildfires as temperatures rose and humidity levels fell. A small fire burned Monday in Agua Dulce, prompting a major response to keep it from spreading. Then on Wednesday, Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a fire in Castaic, dowsing flames about 45 minutes after they erupted and burned eight acres. No structures were threatened. To get a jump on fire season, the county Board of Supervisors will consider on Tuesday a request to accelerate the lease of SuperScooper planes, which augment the county’s fleet of water-dropping helicopters. The fixed-wing planes, leased each year from Canada, hold 1,600 gallons of water and firefighting foam. The weather has been no ally for firefighters. The National Weather Service says this winter was among the driest on record in the county. Santa Clarita’s high of 94 on Wednesday was 15 degrees hotter than usual for this time of year, said Bill Forwood, a meteorologist for the agency. The Red Flag warning issued Saturday was lifted Thursday morning after relative humidity returned to double digits and temperatures cooled. Mid-day the strike team returned to the Central Valley. firstname.lastname@example.org (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Rojo — who signed a new contract with United in March this year which will keep him at the club till 2021 — will face Nigeria in the group stage, a side he scored his first international goal against in the 2014 finals.“Obviously, it’s a really important thing and a big deal for any Argentinian to wear that shirt,” he said.“We really feel the shirt a lot and we defend our colours.“We give everything when we are wearing it and we want payback for the way things happened at the last World Cup.“We will do everything to give our fans the possibility to celebrate winning the trophy again.”Rojo, who joined United in 2014 for £16 million from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, said much would depend on their superstar Lionel Messi.Messi has won everything at club level with Barcelona but is still without a Copa America or World Cup winners medal having finished on the losing side in three Copa finals and in the 2014 World Cup final.“I think it’s three or four times now we’ve been drawn with Nigeria and it will be a difficult group,” said Rojo.“Croatia and Iceland are in there too. Hopefully, Lionel Messi will be in form and can do something for us.”The two-time World Cup winners play their final pre-World Cup match against Israel this Saturday with their campaign kicking-off against Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Iceland on Saturday June 16.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Argentina defender Marcos Rojo wants to taste what it is like to win a World Cup this time and erase the sour memory of losing to Germany in extra-time in the 2014 edition © AFP / FABRICE COFFRINILONDON, United Kingdom, Jun 5 – Marcos Rojo wants to feel like what it is to win a World Cup rather than the agony he experienced for Argentina when they lost to Germany 1-0 after extra-time in 2014, he said on Tuesday.The 28-year-old Manchester United defender, who has over 50 caps to his name, told Inside United hopefully Argentina would perform better than they did in sneaking through in qualifying.
Locals have been left disgusted an act of vandalism at the scenic Dungloe Riverwalk during the weekend.It is believed the incident was carried out in the early hours of Sunday morning. Gardaí are appealing to anyone that may have seen anything suspicious in that area at that time to come forward to help catch those responsible for the repulsive act and mindless act.Unfortunately, this isn’t an isolated incident at the Dungloe Riverwalk and it isn’t the first time it has been vandalised.Locals have vented their dismay and anger via their social media timelines on Facebook.Brigid O’Donnell wrote, “I can’t understand the scumbags that are vandalising the Dungloe Riverwalk. “It sickens me to see property being damaged after all the hard work and money that was spent trying to make the area more attractive for visitors and locals. “Please keep a look out for these thugs. “This was done early hours of Sunday morning last.”LOCALS DISGUSTED AFTER SCENIC WALKWAY VANDALISED was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 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:ACTAngerdungloenewsSenselessvandalism
The adventures of two brothers from the Netherlands were shown on Dutch TV last weekend – showcasing some of Donegal’s top tourist spots.Some 900,000 TV viewers in the Netherlands tuned in to Frans and Dorus Bauer’s travel show Vive la Frans on Saturday last.The Bauers visited Donegal this summer and were filmed sea stack climbing in Malin Head. They also visited the King of Tory on Tory Island. Showcasing Donegal’s natural scenery, this programme could attract more potential holidaymakers to the county.Vive la Frans follows the presenters as they explore Europe’s culture, music and scenery, gathering insights into local life from the people they meet along the way.The show airs on NPO 1, the oldest TV channel in the Netherlands. Filming for three episodes of the show took place this summer in Donegal, as well as Dublin, Meath, Tipperary, Westmeath and Down.Karen van der Horst, Tourism Ireland’s Manager for the Netherlands, said: “The Bauer brothers have a loyal following in the Netherlands and their focus on Ireland’s culture, music and landscape will appeal to our important ‘culturally curious’ audience, inspiring them to come and explore the landscapes and locations featured for themselves.” Irish tourism from the Netherlands is on the increase, with a 27% rise in visitors from the Benelux countries so far in 2016. That’s an extra 64,400 tourists compared to last year.It is hoped that such media exposure featuring Donegal will attract more visitors to county in the near future. Destination Donegal for Dutch TV presenting duo was last modified: November 2nd, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:donegalMalin HeadtelevisiontourismTourism Ireland
Letterkenny athlete Ivan Toner showed why he is in superb form with an amazing run of 15.46 to win this evening’s Termon GAA’s 5K.Ivan Toner, winner of the Termon 5K.More than 350 walkers and runners took part in the event to raise much needed funds for the local GAA club.Earlier this week Toner won the Manor 5K and he has consistently turned in top three performances in recent months. The following is a list of the runners and their times. Well done to all who took part.Place Number Name Time Category Club1 49 Ivan Toner 00:15:46 SM Letterkenny A C2 114 Pauric Breslin 00:16:24 SM Letterkenny A C 3 73 Barry Meehan 00:16:47 SM Letterkenny A C4 43 Natasha Adams 00:16:50 SW Lifford A C5 81 Kevin Ferry 00:16:51 M40 Letterkenny A C6 104 Gareth Kerrigan 00:17:03 SM Milford AC7 82 Raymond Birch 00:17:08 SM Letterkenny A C 8 52 Noel Diver 00:17:25 SM Rosses A.C.9 83 Liam Murray 00:17:32 SM Individual10 84 Brian Ferry 00:17:33 SM Letterkenny A C11 57 Ciaran O’Donnell 00:17:38 M40 Letterkenny A C 12 1 Peter Murray 00:17:39 JM St Peters AC Lurgan13 69 Aidan McKenna 00:17:44 M40 Letterkenny A C14 181 Hugh Gallagher 00:17:46 Sm 24/7 Triathlon15 44 Darren Price 00:17:46 SM Letterkenny A C16 74 Mark Hunter 00:17:51 SM 24/7 Triathlon17 88 Pádraig Friel 00:18:05 SM Letterkenny A C18 38 Nial Barry 00:18:06 SM Letterkenny A C19 112 Gearoid McGeehan 00:18:14 SM Individual20 172 Dermot McElchar 00:18:15 SM Individual21 243 Barry Coyle 00:18:24 SM Individual22 67 Gerard Devine 00:18:25 SM Individual23 56 Ben George 00:18:28 SM Letterkenny A C24 53 Paddy Fox 00:18:29 SM Cranford A C25 241 Fionntán O’Flynn 00:18:38 SM Individual26 77 PJ Friel 00:18:42 JM Individual27 90 Paul Cosgrove 00:18:42 M40 Letterkenny A C28 76 PJ Hagan 00:18:43 SM Milford AC29 45 Michael Deveney 00:18:43 M40 United Health Group30 163 Michael Gallagher 00:18:46 M40 Finn Valley A C31 91 Paul Gallagher 00:18:49 SM Individual32 51 Paul Russell 00:18:51 SM Individual33 242 Mark O’Donnell 00:18:57 SM Termon34 126 Eoin Kelly 00:19:02 JM Cranford A C35 124 Shaun Boyce 00:19:04 M40 Individual36 208 Paul McGettigan 00:19:07 SM Milford AC37 39 Anthony McDaid 00:19:10 SM Individual38 2 Eoghan Murray 00:19:19 JM St Peters AC Lurgan39 133 Sean Crossan 00:19:21 M40 Finn Valley A C40 63 Catherine Dooher 00:19:22 SW Finn Valley A C41 65 Martin Anderson 00:19:25 M40 Finn Valley A C42 193 Cathal Morrison 00:19:26 M40 Individual43 166 Olly Duffy 00:19:35 SM Letterkenny A C44 109 Cathal Harvey 00:19:38 SM Individual45 50 Christopher Murray 00:19:39 SM Cranford A C46 220 Kevin McElwaine 00:19:40 SM Termon47 101 Colly O’Donnell 00:19:46 M40 Letterkenny A C48 174 Liam McHugh 00:19:47 M50 Finn Valley A C49 92 Manus Peoples 00:19:49 M50 Individual50 239 Helena Quinn 00:19:52 SW Individual51 40 Mark McFadden 00:19:52 M40 Individual52 68 Andy Scanlon 00:19:57 M40 Finn Valley A C53 34 Barry Gallagher 00:20:04 JM Individual54 209 Jim Toye 00:20:11 M40 Individual55 113 Paul Lee 00:20:12 SM Letterkenny A C56 46 Dermot Gallagher 00:20:14 M40 Individual57 62 Sean O’Leary 00:20:15 M50 Finn Valley A C58 7 Ben Harkin 00:20:17 JM Milford AC59 41 Chris Nee 00:20:19 M40 Individual60 80 Anthony Murray 00:20:20 M60 Individual61 48 Jane McGinley 00:20:21 SW Letterkenny A C62 92 Manus Peoples 00:20:25 M50 Individual63 93 Ciaran Doherty 00:20:30 SM United Health Group64 111 Shauna McGeehan 00:20:30 SW Letterkenny A C65 195 Davin Doherty 00:20:30 SM United Health Group66 61 PJ Friel 00:20:39 M50 Individual67 167 Naoise Enright 00:20:40 SM Letterkenny A C68 86 Martin Kerr 00:20:48 M60 Individual69 150 Cathal Gorman 00:20:49 M40 Individual70 149 Gerard McConnell 00:20:50 SM Individual71 #N/A 00:20:53 #N/A #N/A72 129 Serena McDaid 00:20:54 SW Letterkenny A C73 160 Shane Doherty 00:20:55 JM Individual74 205 Sabrina Mackey 00:21:00 W40 24/7 Triathlon75 108 Deirdre Diver 00:21:03 SW Letterkenny A C76 156 Caolán Gallagher 00:21:04 JM Individual77 155 Ryan McFadden 00:21:05 JM Individual78 240 Caolan Mellet 00:21:06 SM Termon79 64 Mary Hippsley 00:21:07 W40 Finn Valley A C80 59 Michael McNulty 00:21:09 M40 Individual81 200 Collette McElwaine 00:21:10 SW Milford AC82 224 Pat Brady 00:21:13 M50 Individual83 139 Amanda McFadden 00:21:15 SW Individual84 89 Richard Raymond 00:21:17 M50 Letterkenny A C85 72 Laura Lee Penrose 00:21:24 JW Finn Valley A C86 184 Brendan Sheridan 00:21:29 M40 Individual87 71 Bronagh O’Gara 00:21:30 SW 24/7 Triathlon88 119 Owen Coyle 00:21:31 M50 Rosses A.C.89 103 Brian Alcorn 00:21:32 JM Individual90 202 Niamh McEnhill 00:21:33 SW Individual91 165 Brian McBride 00:21:35 M60 Letterkenny A C92 168 Ciaran Liddy 00:21:36 SM Letterkenny A C93 162 Rory Reynolds 00:21:47 SM Individual94 147 Karol McGinley 00:21:49 JM Individual95 79 Noreen Bonner 00:22:01 W50 Finn Valley A C96 3 John Hughes 00:22:04 M50 Individual97 10 Donal McCaul 00:22:07 M40 Individual98 227 Grainne McDaid 00:22:08 SW Individual99 191 Lucy O’Flynn 00:22:09 SW Individual100 221 Jack Alcorn 00:22:13 JM Individual101 85 James McLaughlin 00:22:17 M50 Individual102 117 Chris Shields 00:22:19 JM Individual103 214 Aidan Kelly 00:22:21 SM Individual104 100 Eilís McClafferty 00:22:22 SW Individual105 151 Eugene McGinley 00:22:23 M40 Individual106 106 Paul Sweeney 00:22:25 M40 Individual107 99 Adrian McClafferty 00:22:55 SM Individual108 157 Shaun O’Donnell 00:22:26 M50 Lifford A C109 27 Gavin Gorman 00:22:29 SM Individual110 201 Martin McGettrick 00:22:30 SM Individual111 60 Caroline McNulty 00:22:37 SW Finn Valley A C112 8 Oisin Harkin 00:22:38 JM Milford AC113 4 Eimhear Bradley 00:22:45 SW Individual114 116 Mark Scott 00:22:46 SM Individual115 196 Rory McGrenra 00:22:50 JM Individual116 203 Mark Bonar 00:22:51 SM Individual117 236 Derek Brennan 00:23:05 SM Individual118 287 Cian McMenamin 00:23:16 family Individual119 54 Roisin Lynch 00:23:22 W60 N.W. Triathlon120 17 Meábh McDaid 00:23:25 JW Individual121 285 Rionach Giles 00:23:28 family Individual122 178 Amanda McNulty 00:23:30 SW 24/7 Triathlon123 171 Aine McElchar 00:23:31 SW Finn Valley A C124 66 Alison Stoddart 00:23:32 SW Individual125 141 Tara Callaghan 00:23:33 SW Individual126 78 Gloria Donaghey 00:23:34 W50 Finn Valley A C127 246 Liam McGinty 00:23:25 M40 Finn Valley A C128 96 Kieron Boyle 00:23:36 M40 Individual129 143 Paddy Toye 00:23:37 M40 Individual130 158 Noel McBride 00:23:49 M50 Individual131 95 Imelda Gallagher 00:23:50 W40 Individual132 94 Sean McDevitt 00:23:54 M40 Individual133 169 Denise McGahern 00:23:55 SW Finn Valley A C134 192 Mark Gildea 00:23:56 SM Individual135 21 Eoin Sheehy 00:23:57 SM Individual136 232 Tara Carron 00:23:59 SW Individual137 187 Noelle Duffy 00:24:00 SW 24/7 Triathlon138 20 John McBrearty 00:24:07 SM Individual139 175 Marie McColgan 00:24:08 W40 Finn Valley A C140 75 Gary Price 00:24:10 SM Individual141 194 Clare Molloy 00:24:10 SW Individual142 105 Margaret Shields 00:24:11 W40 Letterkenny A C143 125 Joe McDaid 00:24:14 M40 Individual144 219 Noelle Parker 00:24:31 SW 24/7 Triathlon145 199 Jane Murphy 00:24:38 W40 Individual146 286 Oran McMenamin 00:24:39 family Individual147 210 Gretta Toye 00:24:42 W40 Individual148 179 Eamonn O’Regan 00:24:45 M50 United Health Group149 55 Georgie Chan 00:24:48 M40 Individual150 136 Eileen Morning 00:24:49 W40 Individual151 146 Henry Gallagher 00:24:50 SM Individual152 134 Ann Marie Patton 00:24:51 SW Individual153 47 Lee Ponsonby 00:24:52 SM Individual154 131 Damian Patton 00:24:53 SM Individual155 25 Anne Sweeney 00:25:03 SW Individual156 135 Mary Martin 00:25:04 W60 Finn Valley A C157 132 Bernie Crossan 00:25:05 W40 Finn Valley A C158 197 Marcella McGrenra 00:25:06 SW Individual159 198 Martina McGrenra 00:25:10 SW Individual160 28 Brian McDaid 00:25:19 M40 Individual161 176 Diane Gallagher 00:25:30 SW Finn Valley A C162 249 Niall Dugera 00:25:32 SM Individual163 70 Mark Meehan 00:25:33 SM Letterkenny A C164 161 John Burke 00:25:34 M40 Individual165 18 Amanda Quinn 00:25:37 SW Individual166 102 Elieen Toye 00:25:39 SW Individual167 97 Tiernán Boyle 00:25:43 JM Individual168 31 Bridie Duffy 00:25:44 W40 Individual169 204 Angela Doran 00:25:51 W40 Individual170 159 Anne Doherty 00:25:33 W50 Individual171 140 Serena McCormick 00:25:53 SW Individual172 5 Gerry Burke 00:25:57 M50 Individual173 164 Maureen Doherty 00:26:02 W40 Individual174 222 Noeleen Doogan 00:26:08 W40 Individual175 128 Cathy Harvey 00:26:09 W40 Individual176 130 Mary Bonnar 00:26:10 W50 Individual177 37 Paul Gallagher 00:26:11 M40 Individual178 211 Breda Canning 00:26:12 SW Individual179 213 Louise Roddy 00:26:23 SW 24/7 Triathlon180 138 Annette Coyle 00:26:36 W50 Finn Valley A C181 110 Miriam O’Donnell 00:26:48 W40 Finn Valley A C182 142 Denis Sheridan 00:26:49 M50 Milford AC183 269 Fintan Sheehy 00:26:56 family Individual184 270 Cormac Sheehy 00:26:56 family Individual185 121 Sinéad Boyce 00:27:00 SW Finn Valley A C186 152 Shona Maloney 00:27:08 W40 24/7 Triathlon187 127 Stephanie Dunleary 00:27:11 W40 Individual188 107 Sean Douglas 00:27:14 SM Individual189 170 Siobhan Houstan 00:27:17 SW Finn Valley A C190 177 Denise McBride 00:27:18 SW 24/7 Triathlon191 118 Bróna Tinney 00:27:33 JW Termon192 87 Conor Casey 00:27:47 JM Individual193 11 Sadie Toye 00:27:48 W40 Individual194 233 Eoghan McElwaine 00:27:51 JM Individual195 35 Mary Gallagher 00:27:52 W40 Individual196 212 Catherine Doherty 00:28:05 W40 Individual197 153 Andrea Doherty 00:28:05 SW Individual198 115 Anne Doherty 00:28:15 W60 Milford AC199 22 Claire Nelis 00:28:38 SW Individual200 6 Rosaleen Gallagher 00:28:40 W40 Individual201 228 Katriona McDaid 00:28:41 SW Individual202 234 Megan Baxter 00:28:42 SW Individual203 342 Mattie Trearty 00:28:56 family Individual204 120 Pauline Dowds 00:29:00 SW Finn Valley A C205 24 Edel Druce 00:29:48 W40 Individual206 30 Tara Moore 00:29:49 SW Creeslough207 185 Annette Olson 00:30:04 SW Individual208 186 Donna McGettigan 00:30:05 SW Individual209 145 Anne Marie Gallagher 00:30:30 SW Individual210 317 Megan McGettigan 00:30:44 family Individual211 183 Eva McCloskey 00:30:52 SW Individual212 182 Sharon Kelly 00:30:53 SW Individual213 148 Anne Marie Gallagher 00:30:55 SW Individual214 144 Christina Nelis 00:30:56 SW Individual215 303 Lorcan Doherty 00:31:00 family Individual216 58 Sinéad Devine 00:31:07 SW Individual217 26 Fiona McConnell 00:31:20 W40 Individual218 180 Kathleen McCourt 00:31:50 W40 Individual219 123 Paddy Gallagher 00:31:50 SM Creeslough220 33 Steven Sheridan 00:32:19 M40 Individual221 231 Karen McHugh 00:32:23 W40 Individual222 235 David Baxter 00:32:24 SM Individual223 12 Marian McCaul 00:32:32 W40 Individual224 190 Emily O’Flynn 00:32:36 JW Individual225 #N/A 00:32:37 #N/A #N/A226 254 Eileen Pinder 00:32:39 family Individual227 338 Lorcan Callaghan 00:32:43 family Individual228 335 Niamh Bonnar 00:32:45 family Individual229 291 Martina Kelly 00:32:48 family Individual230 9 Noreen Sheridan 00:32:53 SW Individual231 173 Eleanor McHugh 00:32:56 W40 Individual232 229 Anne Quinn 00:33:06 SW Individual233 299 Gareth Gallagher 00:33:07 family Individual234 42 Pauline Callan 00:33:08 SW Individual235 223 Anne Kelly 00:33:17 W40 Individual236 225 Aine McLaughlin 00:33:18 JW Individual237 98 Barry Ryan 00:33:30 JM Individual238 237 Kai McCafferty 00:33:33 JM Individual239 310 Amy McGettigam 00:33:35 family Individual240 137 Louise Doherty 00:35:15 SW Individual241 217 Maureen O’Donnell 00:35:30 SW Individual242 32 Helen Montgomery 00:35:30 SW Creeslough243 218 Terri McFadden 00:35:33 W40 Individual244 154 Frances McBride 00:36:05 W40 Individual245 245 Brodie O’Toole 00:36:06 JW Individual246 290 Eileen Kelly 00:37:08 family Individual247 244 Maoliosa O’Toole 00:37:26 JW Individual248 326 Caoimhe Thompson 00:38:21 family Individual249 318 Maria Sweeney 00:38:21 family Individual250 292 Conal McGettigan 00:38:31 family Individual251 316 Oran McGettigan 00:38:31 family Individual252 206 Maria O’Donnell 00:38:33 Sw Individual253 207 Rose Canning 00:38:33 W50 Individual254 311 Edel McGettigan 00:38:36 family Individual255 330 Orla Corry 00:38:40 family Individual256 336 Liam Bonnar 00:38:40 family Individual257 334 Cathy Bonnar 00:39:15 family Individual258 339 Chloe Callaghan 00:39:15 family Individual259 341 Michael Trearty 00:39:34 family Individual260 272 Conor McFadden 00:39:49 family Individual261 332 Adam Corry 00:39:50 family Individual262 247 Steven McDaid 00:39:51 JM Individual263 252 Noreen Pinder 00:39:52 family Individual264 251 Frank Pinder 00:39:57 family Individual265 253 Mairead Pinder 00:39:58 family Individual266 255 Frankie Pinder 00:39:59 family Individual267 238 Majella O’Connor 00:40:00 W40 IndividualTONER TURNS IN SUPERB RUN TO WIN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: July 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share 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Killybegs driving instructor, Diane Harvey, who has become the first Approved Driving Instructor in the country to win a Road Safety Authority “Leading Lights” award in two successive years, pictured here with Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and Ray D’Arcey after receiving the award at a ceremony in Farmleigh.Killybegs driving instructor, Diane Harvey, has been named Approved Driving Instructor of the Year by the Road Safety Authority for the second successive year.This is a unique achievement which no other driving instructor in Ireland has earned.She was presented with her “Leading Lights” award yesterday at a function at Farmleigh House, Dublin, by RSA chairman, Gay Byrne. Said Diane (34): “I am delighted to get this recognition. I was amazed to get the Leading Lights award last year and I never expected to win it two years in a row.”A total of 29 awards were presented under various headings at yesterday’s ceremony, which was attended also by sporting great, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and RTE presenter, Ray D’Arcey.Three years ago, she set up her own business, “D’s School of Motoring & Training” and in 2011 she won the Donegal Enterprise Award sponsored by Donegal Local Development Company Ltd.From the outset, she has focused strongly on road safety and has taken an active part in a number of safety events in conjunction with Donegal County Council and Shell Ireland. DONEGAL WOMAN WINS DRIVING INSTRUCTOR OF YEAR – AGAIN! was last modified: December 12th, 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:Diane HarveyDriving InstructorKillybegs
Controversial former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini has insisted he was misrepresented in the popular behind-the-scenes film The Four Year Plan.In an interview with The Sun, he says the film made him look like “a madman” and that a number of scenes – including Flavio Briatore kicking him – were left out.It is claimed Paladini spent millions of his own money in order to save Rangers from bankruptcy and persuaded Briatore and Bernie Ecclestone to buy the club.Paladini was at QPR for seven years.Paladini said: “I have worked in football for many years and I am one of the longest-serving chairmen at QPR. It would not be possible to have achieved that had I behaved like that.“Sure I am a passionate man and I was passionate about QPR. I spent millions and millions of pounds to save them from administration many times and to help take them from League One to the Premier League.“If it wasn’t for me there would have been no Flavio, Bernie, the Mittal family, Tony Fernandes or the Premier League.“I helped make all of that possible but the film did not recognise that. It made me look like an inbetweener — the man who Flavio sent to sack the managers.”Meanwhile, Tottenham will ‘throw everything’ at Jose Mourinho in a bid to entice him to White Hart Lane if Harry Redknapp leaves, the Daily Mirror say.The former Chelsea boss is tipped to quit Real Madrid this summer and has been linked with a return to Stamford Bridge.Blues fans are desperate for him to take over, but the Mirror suggest Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is determined to appoint Mourinho at all costs if Redknapp becomes England manager.Finally, The Sun say Chelsea are close to signing highly-rated midfielder Nick Powell, 17, from Crewe in a deal that could be worth up to £5m.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
FERNDALE >> Considering how long he has been on the Ferndale sidelines, seeing head coach Kim Jorgensen dial up a trick play or two over the course of a game.On Saturday, they also proved to be vital to the Wildcats’ success.Jorgensen went into his bag of tricks on a handful of occasions to compliment a Wildcats ground game that carried the load offensively in Ferndale’s 27-9 win over St. Helena at Coach Carlson Wildcat Field in the first round of the North Coast Section Division V playoffs.“ …
5 May 2011Cape Town has come out tops on TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice 2011 Destinations Awards, being voted the world’s best tourism destination ahead of Barcelona, London, New York, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Rome and Sydney.The TripAdvisor website features reviews and advice on hotels, resorts, flights, vacation rentals, vacation packages, travel guides, and more.Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards honour top travel spots worldwide based on millions of real and unbiased opinions from TripAdvisor travellers. Award winners were determined based on a combination of travellers’ favourite places and overall destination popularity.‘Tourist brochure-views’“Cape Town glistens at the southern toe of the African continent,” TripAdvisor said in a statement this week. “Tourist brochure-views at Blaauwberg Beach and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens are within easy driving distance of ‘the Mother City’.“The Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve provides sweeping sea vistas, hiking trails and wildlife encounters.“On a more sombre note, travellers can visit Robben Island, the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years.”Inspiration for travellersNow in its third year of the awards, TripAdvisor has honoured 337 outstanding destinations across the globe.In addition to the top 25 in the world overall, top 25 lists have been named for the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, India, South Pacific, Canada, Africa, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Germany and Spain.“Millions of TripAdvisor travellers around the globe have helped identify the world’s top travel spots,” said TripAdvisor chief marketing officer Barbara Messing. “The Travellers’ Choice Destinations awards not only recognise some of the most beloved travel destinations worldwide, but serve as inspiration for millions of travellers looking to plan their next trip.”The Top 102011 Travelers’ Choice World Destinations:Cape Town, South AfricaSydney, AustraliaMachu Picchu, PeruParis, FranceRio de Janeiro, BrazilNew York City, United StatesRome, ItalyLondon, United KingdomBarcelona, SpainHong Kong, ChinaSAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material