MOST READ Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball03:51BCDA: P13-B deal with Malaysia firm for New Clark City project aboveboard02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mkhitaryan has been a marginal figure at United in recent months, with Jesse Lingard starting ahead of him behind Lukaku. He has five goals in 39 league appearances for United, rarely completing 90 minutes.The 29-year-old Mkhitaryan has previously said his favorite team was Arsenal and his impressive technique, allied with Wenger’s naturally attacking philosophy, should make him a good fit at the London club.“He creates chances, he defends well, he can absorb distances and he’s very committed as well,” Wenger said. “I must say he’s a player who has all the attributes.”Sanchez’s debut for United could come on Friday, in the FA Cup fourth-round match at fourth-tier Yeovil.Mkhitaryan is cup-tied in that competition, so could make his debut against Swansea next week.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES FILE – In this Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 file photo, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez celebrates after scoring his side’s third goal of the game during their English Premier League soccer match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park stadium in London. Alexis Sanchez is close to joining Manchester United in what is set to be a rare swap deal among two of England’s top teams that will see Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal. Both players were pictured by British newspapers Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 entering an office in Liverpool to update their work permits. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, file)MANCHESTER, England — Alexis Sanchez joined Manchester United on Monday in a rare swap deal among two of England’s top teams that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move to Arsenal.“I am thrilled to be joining the biggest club in the world,” said Sanchez, a former Barcelona player who had an opportunity to join United’s neighbor and fierce Premier League rival, Manchester City.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Signing Sanchez is being viewed as a real statement by United, like Eric Cantona joined in 1992 and Robin van Persie — who also arrived from Arsenal — in 2012. Beating City to the Chile forward will make his arrival all the more sweet for United fans and Mourinho.“Alexis is one of the best attacking players in the world,” Mourinho said. “He will bring his ambition, drive and personality, qualities that make a Manchester United player, and a player that makes the team stronger and the supporters proud of their club dimension and prestige.”City came close to signing Sanchez in August and looked to be the favorite to get him this month, only to end its interest in the forward following a rival bid from United. The Premier League leader said Sanchez and his agent increased their financial demands and that it didn’t want to destabilize the team by bringing in a player who would be its highest earner.City, the league leader by 12 points, didn’t particularly need Sanchez, who had entered the final six months of his contract at Arsenal. That wasn’t necessarily the case for United.Sanchez will add some dynamism and unpredictability to a front line that already includes Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. Mourinho tried unsuccessfully to sign a winger in the last offseason.ADVERTISEMENT Real Madrid: Ronaldo face cut could have been worse Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Sanchez joined Arsenal from Barcelona in July 2014 for about 30 million pounds, choosing a move to London amid interest from Liverpool.He was the top scorer in two of his three completed seasons at Emirates Stadium and helped Arsenal win the FA Cup in 2015 and ’17, quickly becoming a favorite with the fans. However, with Sanchez happy to run down his contract, Wenger accepted the need to sell his star player.Wenger rejected the theory that Sanchez was disrupting the harmony in the Arsenal team in his final months there.“He’s a very professional player who has been committed until the last minute,” Wenger said. “In training, he was practicing with full power, so I never questioned that. I never had any doubts about that.”Before Arsenal, Sanchez scored 39 goals in his three seasons at Barcelona after joining from Italian club Udinese.Mkhitaryan was substituted at halftime of his first league start for United, setting the tone for what has turned out to be a disappointing spell after arriving in English soccer for $33.5 million and with a big reputation in 2016.Mkhitaryan moved to United from Borussia Dortmund, where he was the German league player of the year, but struggled to secure a regular place in the team under Mourinho except in the first few months of this season.The Armenia international scored 23 goals and set up 32 more in his last season at Dortmund but failed to reproduce anything close to those numbers at United.With injuries affecting Mkhitaryan in his early months at United, Mourinho said the player needed time to adjust to the physicality and intensity of the Premier League.He finished last season by scoring an acrobatic goal in United’s 2-0 win over Ajax in the Europa League final in Stockholm and began this season well, too, setting up five goals in his first three games. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak “The chance to play in this historic stadium (Old Trafford) and to work with (United manager) Jose Mourinho was something I could not turn down.”The transfers of the 29-year-old players were announced simultaneously, with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger saying Mkhitaryan was a “very complete player.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“It’s a dream come true,” Mkhitaryan said, “because I’ve always dreamed of playing for Arsenal.”No financial details were disclosed, but United said Mkhitaryan was joining as “part of the deal” to bring Sanchez to Old Trafford. 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After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Amanda Nunes KOs Cyborg in 51 seconds, Jon Jones wins at UFC 232 The Hornets led only once after halftime, when Walker’s jumper made it 105-103.However, Washington nearly squandered a 125-116 lead inside the final 25 seconds. Walker sank a technical free throw assessed to Beal, and Cody Zeller hit two more. Then, Walker hit two more jumpers, one following a turnover and the next off a pair of missed free throws by Satoransky. He then hit a 3 from the left wing to cut it to 127-126.On the ensuing inbounds, Jeff Green found Ariza on a full-court feed. Ariza was fouled by Walker and converted a three-point play to seal it.“We found a way to score the basketball,” Ariza said. “We played together, we moved the ball, so we got a lot of people a lot of open shots.”FORTY FEATSaturday marked Walker’s fourth time scoring 40 or more this season, after posting career-high five 40-plus point performances in the 2017-18 campaign. He now has 13 such games for his career.LOST JOHNThe decision for Wall to have surgery came after visiting with Green Bay Packers associate team physician Dr. Robert Anderson on Saturday.Wall had yet to address the surgical option publicly before to the game, although he walked through the Wizards’ locker room Saturday night with a gray protective boot on his left foot.TIP-INS “Of course losing John is huge for this team — he’s the head of the snake,” Ariza said. “But when something like that happens, you have to find ways to win. That’s why you have what we call a team.”Thomas Bryant added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Ariza had nine assists and seven rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDespite allowing Hornets guard Kemba Walker to score 47 points, Washington won for just the third time in 12 games after announcing Wall would undergo a procedure to address bone spurs in his left heel and miss at least six months.The Wizards also overcame an uncharacteristic 7-of-19 shooting from leading scorer Bradley Beal, who finished with 19 points. Tomas Satoransky added 20 on a night rookie Troy Brown Jr. was the only Wizards player not to reach double figures. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Sam Dekker had 13 points off the bench after hitting his first six shots.UP NEXTHornets: Host Orlando on Monday.Wizards: Conclude a three-game homestand Wednesday against Atlanta.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Washington Wizards guard John Wall leaves the court following the team’s NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Washington. Washington won 130-126. (AP Photo/Al Drago)WASHINGTON — The Washington Wizards will need more of the balance they displayed on Saturday night if they hope to make the playoffs without injured All-Star guard John Wall.Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and was one of seven Washington players in double figures as the Wizards defeated the Charlotte Hornets 130-126 amid news that Wall will have season-ending surgery.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ “I can’t sit here and try to do it all on my own,” Beal said. “There’s no way .. I’ll be able to do it on my own. And it’s just a matter of trusting my teammates no matter what it looks like. We’ve got to get the win.”Walker scored 24 of his points in the fourth quarter and nearly lifted Charlotte to a remarkable comeback when his 3-pointer cut the lead to a point with 1.9 seconds to play.Nicolas Batum added 17 points for the Hornets, who fell to 4-11 on the road and are facing a six-game West Coast road trip early in January. Charlotte has allowed at least 130 points in consecutive road contests.“It wasn’t enough offense,” Walker said. “The defense is usually what gets teams over the top. It gets us over the top. That’s when we’re at our best … tonight it wasn’t it.”The Wizards went 20-21 last season without Wall, who missed many of those games while recovering from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. They’re still nine games below .500 (14-23) this season, despite Saturday’s victory.ADVERTISEMENT
Twin Bridges has been the scene of numerous collisions, including one in 1995 that killed three people. The stretch of highway has no shoulder for a driver to use if an oncoming vehicle crosses the center line. Also funded is a $16million European-style traffic roundabout, which is planned to consolidate five closely spaced intersections into one and eliminate the 90-degree curve from Palmdale Boulevard onto 47th Street East. In a roundabout, a driver yields to traffic already in the circle, makes a right turn to enter the circle and makes a right turn to exit. Roundabouts are designed so the traffic in the circle is traveling slower than 30mph. Work is scheduled to begin this year and be complete in 2008. Three other segments are in the design phases and have projected construction start dates this year – a segment from 60th Street East to AvenueT, a segment from 77th to 89th streets east, and a segment from 96th to 106th streets east. Construction costs for those three projects are expected to total $21million. The segments are all slated for completion in 2009. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Caltrans will seek $15.8million for widening a portion of Highway138 from the State Transportation Improvement Program, officials said Friday. The state Transportation Department will include the funding request on the list of projects it is due to submit on April2 to the state Transportation Commission. The commission is expected to approve the recommendations at its June7 meeting, according to Lancaster Republicans state Sen. George Runner and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner. “Highway 138 is an important commuter highway that serves the fastest-growing areas of the state,” Sharon Runner said. “We are glad that Caltrans has recognized the widening of Highway138 as a priority.” Highway 138 picked up the moniker “Blood Alley” because of fatal collisions often involving impatient motorists trying to pass in areas where the route is just two lanes wide. Caltrans is widening the highway to four lanes in segments as funding allows. If successful, the effort would make up a funding gap in a $32million project to widen Highway138 from 165th Street East to Largo Vista Road. Originally, officials had hoped to tap funds from Proposition1B, the $19.9billion transportation bond measure approved in November, for the project. But the commission rejected the request in February. After the project was rejected, Caltrans officials began looking for alternative funding sources for the project. “Clearly, Caltrans understands the importance of widening Highway138,” George Runner said. “It is important to relieve traffic congestion and improve safety.” Some portions of the highway already have been funded for widening. That includes $24million to widen the Twin Bridges area – from 146th to 165th streets east – from two lanes to four. That project is slated for completion late this year.
VIDEO: Home SecurityEvery 15 minutes, a burglar breaks in to a home or office somewhere in the city of Los Angeles, according to L.A. Police Department figures. The number of break-ins has not changed dramatically in the last decade, and it’s actually fallen a bit over the past two years. But four burglaries an hour is an alarming rate for any homeowner or renter. Spurred by that statistic, I decided to have an expert take a good look at my own house’s fortifications. I invited Pete Moraga of Allstate Insurance Co. to inspect my place. I passed the security test in some areas but failed miserably in others. My first security breach was in the living room. As Moraga pointed out, my laptop, a stereo, CDs and my husband’s Nikon camera were all sitting on a table within snatching distance of the front windows of our house. “A drug addict could just break a window, lean over and take it,” he said. He’s right, but since cafe curtains almost completely cover the windows, I still think it would be almost impossible for a thief to see any of those things from the outside. After Moraga left, I went to see for myself. Sure enough, there was nothing visible from the window, except our old, 70-pound Philips TV set. These days, thieves are more likely to forget the TV and instead stuff the laptop, iPod and Tivo into a pillowcase and head for the nearest pawn shop. Still, keeping tempting stuff near windows is an invitation for shattered glass. Deadbolt the doors While I failed the living room test, I regained some points with the front door. It’s secured with a deadbolt, an obvious necessity in an urban setting like Los Angeles. The charming glass panes in the door have pluses and minuses: The glass could be broken and a hand inserted to unlock the deadbolt, but the panes also allow the resident to identify who is at the door. Overall, our front door hit about a five on a scale of one to 10. Windows are the other main entry point. I have spent a lot of time driving myself crazy imagining a robber or burglar prying a window open, jumping inside my home, flinging documents everywhere and rifling through drawers (not that there’s anything to find). The report on my windows is mixed. On the upside, the windows are vintage 1950s and are reinforced with wood Xs across the front. That means an intruder willing to break the glass would also need to break the wooden crosses to remove anything large. Of course, he could still get the CDs. But Moraga says the glass panes in older windows like ours will sometimes just pop out when tapped because the caulking has already dried up and fallen away. I was thinking metal bars would be a relatively simple solution when McGoey suggested drilling holes through the window frames and then sticking heavy pins or nails through the holes. It’s a simple, cheap, but effective way to secure older windows. Also, horizontal windows are easily fortified by putting metal or wooden rods in the tracks. The bedroom windows face the same challenge: wooden crosses and old glass. I like the idea of the pins, and upon inspection, it looks like previous residents have done the same thing in the past, only to cover it over with paint. I vow to buy some industrial strength nails and start leaving them in all my windows from now on. In addition to locking the windows, there’s an issue surrounding visibility. The bedroom windows are covered by vertical blinds – which I hate. My husband would like to keep the blinds completely closed at all times, whereas I prefer to let some light in. However, our desktop computer, a dinosaur, like the TV, sits just inside the window. And while it’s hard to believe the computer is worth anything, why provide temptation? I suppose I’ll just have to live with the vertical blinds. Consistency = safety The experts say consistency is key, whether it’s keeping the windows locked, setting that house alarm or always locking up even if you only plan to be gone for 15 minutes or so. Remember, they say, the average burglary lasts just four minutes. Moving into the kitchen, we face what is probably the biggest chink in our home security armor. A door leading from the kitchen to a laundry room is made of very thin wood. The laundry room is shared with our neighbors in the backhouse, and we leave that outside door unlocked so we can both access it. McGoey’s comment is going through my head: “A high percentage of burglaries occur simply by kicking the door open.” Indeed, Moraga takes one look at the door to the laundry room and says the only way to secure it is to replace it. “It can be easily kicked in or jimmied open with a crowbar.” I guess we get a big 0 out of 10 on that one. While we fail the back door security test, Moraga likes the foliage levels outside our house. I always thought that lots of tall shrubbery or hedges in front of a home would make it seem impenetrable and therefore turn thieves off. But Moraga says that actually, the opposite is true. “Brush in front of the house is not good,” he said. “They use that as cover.” He points to a secure-looking home across the street surrounded by hedges and hanging branches, and says it makes a nice target for a burglar because it has so many hiding places. Unfortunately, our perfect 10 on the exterior is not enough to make up for our exposures. So it looks like we’ll have our work cut out for us with our house getting only about a 6 out of 10 on the home security test. One main reason for our score is that we lack several of the best deterrents against burglaries – a noisy alarm system and a vicious dog, although Chris McGoey explained how those things can be simulated without dipping deep into our pocketbooks. “The benefit to an alarm system is mainly the sign on the front lawn and decals on the windows,” he said. “Most of the signs are legitimate but 75 percent of people who have alarms don’t set them daily and they are not connected to a patrolled service anymore.” Beware of dog bowl As for the dog, you can always put up the sign and skip the Rottweiler. “A lot of people put signs up and put a huge oversize (dog) bowl out.” firstname.lastname@example.org (818)713-3662 Home Security Checklist Are doors metal or solid wood? Are door frames strong enough and tight enough to prevent forcing or spreading? Are door hinges protected from removal from outside? Are there windows in the door or within 40 inches of the locks? Does door from garage to living quarters have locks adequate for exterior entrance? Do all windows have adequate locks in operating condition? If your home alarm is tied to a monitoring system through your telephone line, is it backed up by a cell phone in case burglars cut your phone line? Have you installed screws into overhead tracks of sliding glass doors to prevent lifting the doors off the tracks? Sources: National Sheriffs’ Association; Allstate Insurance, Farmers Insurance. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His verdict? Not so good. But I learned there are a lot of inexpensive things you can do to secure your castle. Think like a thief Before Moraga’s arrival, I got some quick advice from Chris McGoey, a security consultant in Riverside. The best way to make your house secure is to think like a thief as you examine each access point to your home. “With any type of residence, you look at it like a box with six sides,” McGoey said. “The openings are the doors and windows, and the criminals come through one of those openings. Depending on the home, there are things you can do, but the main thing is to plug up those holes.” Keeping McGoey’s suggestions in mind, I surveyed my place and felt confident about having Allstate’s Moraga make an assessment.
The 31-year-old from El Cajon led the race four times for 84 laps, including the final 22. His average winning speed was 131.505 mph, slowed by a record-tying 11 caution periods for 43 laps. Finishing behind Johnson and Edwards was Kyle Busch, who gained 10 bonus points for leading the most laps (97), Jeff Burton and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Rounding out the top 10 were Martin Truex Jr., Matt Kenseth, Brian Vickers, Kurt Busch and Kasey Kahne, last year’s winner at this race. But Johnson, who scored his first NASCAR Nextel Cup Series win at this track as a rookie in 2003, wasn’t the only one who could claim some type of victory. To wit: A surprising total of an estimated 72,000 fans braved triple-digit tempetatures to view the race. Close to 1,000 people were medically treated for weather-related issues during the weekend, according to Speedway officials, who also said more than 500,000 bottles of water were sold in a three-day span. Earnhardt, who kept his hopes for making the Chase intact. With a race to go before the field of 12 is set, Earnhardt climbed to within 128 points of 12th-place Kevin Harvick, who dropped from 10th place in the points standings. MOTORSPORTS: Driver rallies to take Aquos 500. Others do well on a great day of racing. By Louis Brewster STAFF WRITER FONTANA – Jimmie Johnson was the biggest winner on Sunday night at the end of the Sharp Aqous 500 at California Speedway, edging Carl Edwards by 1.868 seconds after 250 grueling laps. Kurt Busch, the pole-sitter for the fourth Labor Day Sunday race, continued his string of recent impressive performances. Busch finished ninth and gained a spot in the standings and now trails Clint Bowyer in 10th by just 20 points. The two-mile, D-shaped oval, which has been the center of criticism for boring racing. There were 30 lead changes (which tied the track record) among a record 16 drivers. Ryan Newman finished 39th with mechanical troubles and was the night’s biggest loser as he was eliminated from NASCAR’s postseason. “It was a solid effort,” said Johnson, who passed Hendrick Motorsports teammate Casey Mears with 22 to go. “As the track changed, we made some small changes and it got better and better.” Johnson, winning his first race since May 6, also admitted he lost track of Edwards as the race neared its conclusion. He thought he had a comfortable lead over Kyle Busch, then realized it was Edwards who was chasing him. “With five or six to go, I went back to work,” said Johnson, who increased his career win total to 28. He went to the bottom of the track and started to increase his margin over Edwards. “It was hard to readjust with just five or six to go,” said Johnson, who scored his fifth victory of the season to tie teammate Jeff Gordon. If neither wins next week at Richmond, they will share the top seed in the Chase, a development Johnson found very satisfying. “The season is all about a championship, especially when you get into the Chase,” said Johnson. “We’re fortunate to be in that situation. It’s time for the pressure, to pick up, the hard work to start.” Edwards overcame a pit-road collision with Juan Pablo Montoya early in the race. “It wrecked the car a little bit,” Edwards said. “We fought back from that all day. At the end, it was really fun racing with Kyle. We were running on the fence. One time I looked up and he looked like a dirt late model, he had the right-rear sparking off the fence and standing on the gas. “I wish we could have caught Jimmie, he was fading. For a while I thought I was going to catch him and then we just kind of all evened out and we needed a caution or something.” said Busch, who also won his first Cup race at this track, ended tagging the wall when he went into turn 3 “a little bit too fast.” “I got out of the groove and ending up hitting the wall,” Busch said. “It was a tough day for us there at the end, not being able to run Jimmie down and battle for the win.” Busch said he searched for a groove as the track surface changed from the daytime start to the night finish. “I was all over the place,” said Kyle Busch. “I was kind of searching, trying to find somewhere that I could get some decent lap times.” His older brother, Kurt, left Fontana also in good spirits. “You know there’s a guy behind us now to give is a little bit of a cushion,” he said, referring to his spot in the Chase. “We’re only 20 points out of the next spot, so it’ll be an interesting race in Richmond. “I don’t feel like we’re the guy to beat. There’s plenty of good competition.” Ricky Rudd also left Southern California with a lasting impression. He was involved in a crash on the 179th lap and taken to an area hospital. However, he was treated for a sore wrist and released later in the evening. email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Some of the large crowd which turned out for Fr O’Donnell’s farewell function.The organising committee for Fr. Joe O’Donnell’s farewell function has expressed their sincere gratitude to all who attended the function on Thursday night last and who contributed in any way in making it such a resounding success.There was a great turnout on the night with Parishioners from the Church of the Irish Martyrs and the Cathedral Parish as well as representatives from the Church of Ireland and other faiths in attendance.Fr O’Donnell with Bishop Philip BoyceThis was an example of true community spirit at work in Letterkenny that also clearly reflects the good work being done by our Bishop and Priests. We are also most grateful to the management of the Mount Errigal Hotel, Mr. & Mrs. Terry McEniff, who made their facilities available to us and sponsored the food on the night,and to the hotel staff who looked after us in such an efficient and friendly manner.The Church was very well represented at the function by the attendance of His Lordship Most Rev. Philip Boyce, OCD, Bishop of Raphoe, Very Rev. Fr. B. Quinn P.P. Church of the Irish Martyrs, Very Rev. Fr. E Kelly Adm., V.F., Rev. Fr. E. McLaughlin and Rev. Fr. S. Gorman, Cathedral Parish, and Revd’ Canon Stewart Wright, Church of Ireland, Letterkenny.Bishop Boyce and Fr. Quinn expressed their thanks for the great work that Fr. O’Donnell did in the Cathedral Parish for eight years and for the last sixteen years in the Parish of Aughininshin.Father Joe’s sister Miss Elaine O’Donnell was presented with a bouquet of flowers by Mrs. Kathleen Deeney on behalf of the committee. Miss Ann Foxe, Principal of Lurgybrack National School expressed witty and thought provoking words of praise for the work that Fr. Joe was involved in, on behalf of the Lurgybrack school community. Mr. Colm Rafferty made a presentation on behalf of the local members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society. A presentation of a hardwood plaque that has an image of the church of the Irish Martyrs carved on it was made by Lydia Fowley and Katie O’Sullivan on behalf of the Altar Servers, past and present.Bridget Harper and Mary Fowley presented Fr. Joe with a laptop computer and a sum of money on behalf of the parishioners.Fr. O’Donnell thanked everyone for their kind words and generosity and a very good night was enjoyed by all in attendance as they danced the night away to the music of the band Whats Up Doc.We will miss Fr. Joe’s cheery smile, his updates on his favourite football club, Leeds United, (he started their supporters club in Downtown in 1992) and of course his story telling homily’s that brought so much meaning to the readings and Gospel at week-end Masses.We will also miss his presence at the Children’s Mass at Christmas time that was always packed to capacity, as Fr. Joe brought to life the true meaning of Christmas for parents and children alike. We wish him well in his new surroundings in Mountcharles and know that he will be made most welcome by the good people of the Parish of Frosses, Inver, Mountcharles, and Drimarone and held in the same high regard as he was in Letterkenny.FAREWELL FUNCTION FOR FR JOE O’DONNELL A HUGE SUCCESS – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: October 29th, 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:donegalfarewell functionFr Joe o’Donnell
Strength and conditioning training for seniors and reserves continues Monday 17th December in the Motiv8 gym in Letterkenny (above the Glencar Inn) at 8:10 pm. Bring €5 for the session. A second session is arranged for Fridays at 7:10 pm. Players unable to attend these sessions can contact Nigel Drein at 0879963406 to organise a suitable alternate timeYou can now keep up to date with the latest club news on twitter: Go to https://twitter.com/Naomh_Colmcille and hit Follow.Naomh Colmcille’s Weekly Lotto: The closest match was four numbers and the winners were Johnny and Mary Callaghan Newtown who won €75. The numbers drawn were 8, 12, 22, 3, 17. There will be a double draw next weekend as there will be no draw on Saturday 29th December. The Club would like to take the opportunity to Thank Everyone for their continued support of the Lotto as it gives the Club the essential means of continuing to give our local Kids and Adults the chance to avail of a great and healthy pastime. GAA NEWS: NAOMH COLMCILLE CLUB NOTES was last modified: December 17th, 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:Naomh Colmcille GAA notes
A Co Donegal pensioner has been found dead in his car in Belleek.The man, who is in his 70s and from Ballyshannon, was found this afternoon on the town’s Main Street.The PSNI are at the scene but it is still not known how the man died. Gardai have alerted the man’s relatives. BODY OF CO DONEGAL MAN FOUND IN BELLEEK was last modified: March 12th, 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:BELLEEKbodydonegal
Today is an exciting day at Pinehill Studios in Leterkenny because it’s official registration time from 2-5pm.Those at Pinehill Studios say they are so excited about the coming 2015/16 school year.“All our children and teen classes run along with the traditional school year, so as instructors we get just as excited about back to school as our students. This year we have both new and well established programmes returning and we are delighted with the well-rounded and expansive classes that are offered at Pinehill Studios.”CLASSES INCLUDESMFitness holds classes in: Total Teen Fitness ages 13+, Hiphop ages 6+, Dramafit ages 4-11, Jymka ages 3-8ZoNa Dance Co. holds classes in: Ballet ages 4+, Pointe work (invite only), Contemporary dance age 8+ On Cue holds classes in Musical Theatre ages 4+Sharon McCaul Irish Dancing Academy holds class in Irish dance age 4+Michaela Allen holds classes in disco freestyle ages 5+While each of our internal schools and Instructors are holding their registration day at Pinehill Studios independently; we welcome anyone who might be interested to come and chat to us and we’d be happy to give you more information, show you around our facility and meet the instructors – who knows you might even find a class to take that you never would have thought to inquire about, so come meet us all from 2-5pm TODAY at Pinehill StudiosThe studio is located at the Mountain Top area of Letterkenny and has great facilities, friendly instructors and professional management. It was nominated recently for Letterkenny Friendliest Business Award, and always has a friendly face waiting to great you. The instructors are all experts and fully qualified as well as being professionals in their relevant fields.Now that you know the children are going to be having a fabulous time… what about some time for the adults? With as much variety for the adults you can choose from high energy fitness classes, such as Piloxing, Piloxing Barre, Piloxing Knockout or come to an Adult Ballet class or Pilates to tone up your core.Or if you’re interested in toning up and getting your eating habits cleaned up, the LIVEFIT fitness and nutritional program is for you.If you would like any further details on the activities held at Pinehill Studios, you can go to www.pinehillstudios.ie to see all the class timetables, and further contact details for all the instructors at the studio.REGISTRATION AT PINEHILL STUDIOS IS THE RIGHT ‘FIT’ TODAY was last modified: September 5th, 2015 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:letterkennyPinehill Studiosregistration
Junior Hoilett’s header seconds before half-time gave QPR the lead in an otherwise uninspiring game.The Rangers winger nodded in Leroy Fer’s fantastic cross in a rare moment of quality at Portman Road.A couple of minutes earlier, QPR had had a let-off when Luke Chambers headed wide of the post from Ainsley Maitland-Niles’ corner.But they were the only two serious chances, preceded by a fairly flat 44 minutes not helped by a bobbly pitch.Ipswich began positively but all they had to show for it was Daryl Murphy’s early effort which flew wide.QPR held firm and Sebastian Polter, who continued up front for Rangers in the continued absence of Charlie Austin, had a penalty appeal turned down after a challenge by Christophe Berra.Ale Faurlin then whipped in a free-kick which Ipswich keeper Dean Gerken got across to gather, QPR’s only chance until Hoilett’s goal.Both teams were unchanged, with Austin failing to shake off the hamstring complaint which ruled him out of the draw at Bristol City last weekend.Ipswich: Gerken; Chambers, Smith, Berra, Knudsen; Maitland-Niles, Skuse, Douglas, Sears; Pitman, Murphy.Subs: Bialkowski, Malarczyk, Hyam, Oar, Bru, Fraser, Varney.QPR: Green; Onuoha, Angella, Hall, Konchesky; Henry, Faurlin; Phillips, Fer, Hoilett; Polter.Subs: Smithies, Hill, Sandro, Luongo, Tozser, Chery, Emmanuel-Thomas.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook