UST big man Akomo hospitalized due to head trauma, blood clot

first_imgUniversity of Santo Tomas center Steve Akomo suffered a head trauma and is confined at UST Hospital in Manila, as per The Varsitarian, the school’s official publication.ADVERTISEMENT Akomo sustained the head injury after getting hit with what appeared to be a shoulder block from Adamson big man Papi Sarr last September 22.He also has a blood clot in his brain, according to reports.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 ChrissThe 6-foot-8 Akomo has already missed the Growling Tigers’ last two games against La Salle and University of the East.UST is currently in sixth place in the standings with a 2-4 record. The Tigers face fourth-running University of the Philippines next on Wednesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phoenix Suns fire general manager Ryan McDonough Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Education Ministry to work with Int’l Narcotics Board

first_img…to tackle drug use in schoolsThe Education Ministry will be working along with the International Narcotics Control Board (INCB) to clamp down on the use of drugs among students in schools across Guyana.A team from INCB, comprising Stefano Berterame and Dr Raul Martin del Campo Sanchez, met with Chief Education Officer (CEO) Marcel Hutson and other senior officials of the Education Ministry on Thursday at the Brickdam boardroom.During the meeting, the two parties discussed how they can work together to eradicate and mitigate drug use in schools across the country. Further, the INCBCEO Marcel Hutson along with the INCB representatives and other officials from the Education Ministry posed for a photo after the meetingwanted to be apprised of where the Ministry was with regard to the Drug Production and Trafficking Legislation.According to the INCB officials, such feedback is necessary so that they can proffer advice and make recommendations to the Education Ministry where necessary.It was further revealed during the meeting that 39 teachers from 20 schools within Georgetown have been trained to integrate drug prevention training and strategies within the existing curricula for secondary schools.In 2017, the focus was mainly on conducting sensitisation sessions in schools that were vulnerable to drug use.Currently, the Education Ministry is working out the modalities to address referral protocols and preliminary screening for students and teachers who are suspected drug users. The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and the World Health Organisation are currently assisting the Ministry with this process.A study conducted in 2013 on the prevalence of drug use among secondary school students in Guyana has revealed an alarming trend showing that students as young as 12 years old are engaged in the use of both licit and illicit substances.The Secondary School Drug Prevalence Survey Project was done by the Organisation of American States (OAS) Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD), in collaboration with the Government of Guyana. Some 1890 students from 28 schools participated in the study – 92.5 per cent from public schools and 7.5 per cent from private schools. These students were from Grades 8, 10, 11 and Sixth Form. Approximately 43.8 per cent of the participants were between the ages of 11 and 14.The report indicated that alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants and marijuana were the most commonly used drugs among the student population. It was noted that 19 per cent of the students have admitted using an illegal drug at least once in their lifetime, while 52 per cent said they have consumed alcohol. However, the findings showed that there was a higher prevalence of drug use among private school students.The following percentages of participants also admitted to using these other drugs once in their lifetime: 10.8 per cent of the participants admitted to having used inhalants/solvents; 16.8 per cent used tobacco; 6.6 per cent used marijuana: 3.2 per cent used tranquilisers; 1.6 per cent used ecstasy and 1.4 per cent used cocaine. Eighteen per cent of these students are from public school, while some 24.5 per cent are private school students.However, 7.6 per cent of the students said they have tried an illegal drug for the first time within the past year (dated from when the survey was done). More alarmingly, it was outlined that students as young as 10 years, eight months are using inhalants, while those 12 and above were using substances such as alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana.Most of the students said they usually get alcohol from shops, while marijuana and cocaine were acquired from friends and relatives. Moreover, marijuana was found to be the most accessible illegal drug, while cocaine was the least accessible.last_img read more

“Think critically of use of oil revenues”– US envoy admonishes

first_imgOil and gas conference… Guyana at crossroads of transformationThe United States Government is encouraging Guyana to give careful consideration to the ways it will invest the revenues that will develop from its promising oil and gas sector.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanThe admonition was given by Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, Terry Steers-Gonzalez on Sunday evening, as he addressed stakeholders and other participants during the opening of the first oil and gas conference hosted by the Guyana Oil and Gas Association (GOGA). The event was held at the Marriott International hotel, Georgetown.Steers-Gonzalez was exploring the very prospect of the Liza oil find in Guyana’s waters and what the revenues garnered could do for the country’s economy and its citizens.“The confirmed reserves guarantee the revenue to allow it to develop industries and infrastructure and to create a broad-based economy with true value added, which means jobs and prosperity, if done right,” Steers-Gonzalez said.The US diplomat said the revenue would also mean that Guyana would have enough money to allow it to fund activities that would see it becoming even greener than it already was. He said it would also be critical to think strategically now of ways to invest the revenues that would develop diverse industries, physical infrastructure, citizen security, quality education and health services. According to him, these are areas that will create significant job numbers. He said recent estimates confirmed that offshore oil deposits may be as large as 1.6 billion recoverable barrels of oil, with additional resources yet to be quantified. Estimates, he said continue, to change; each time growing larger and with the growth of the numbers, so do the expectations of citizens here. According to him, legislation and regulations that protect Guyana’s interest and promote transparent resource management at all levels are key components to success.“The list of important legislations is vast and spans across the spectrum from a petroleum act to regulation to a Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF), licences and fees for the new industry and occupational health and safety standards,” the envoy said, noting that not just the Government but the people have an opportunity to define the future, which starts with a carefully calculated plan of action formed from the collaboration of all stakeholders that targets job creation, investment and long-term revenue management. Speaking on the economic prospects of the sector, the diplomat noted that overall Guyana’s economy has been doing well and was projected to continue along this path.“The view from the United States from this exciting industry for Guyana is that the Private Sector will play an integral role in sharing the responsibility of shaping the future of the company as the country continues to develop new industries and the regulatory structures that will govern them, (and) the role of citizens and stakeholders will grow in scope and importance.”He said Guyana was at the crossroads of a transformation.Meanwhile, addressing the forum, Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman said Government dubbed 2016 as “the year for preparation” and 2017 “the year of implementation”.He said experts were retained and were currently assessing ExxonMobil’s and other operators’ applications for production and exploration licences.“Further, we are considering a proposal from one of the world’s leading offshore supply companies to establish a world-class base at Crab Island, Berbice, and are examining the possibility of utilising some of the available natural gas from the Liza field for energy generation as we transition to renewables.”Government is also addressing the viability of a refinery or refineries in Guyana.The conference, held under the theme, “The initiation of transformative industry, sought to improve knowledge and understanding of the opportunities that the oil and gas sector holds for Guyana’s economy.last_img read more

Suarez, Messi maintain Barcelona’s La Liga lead

first_img0Shares0000Villarreal’s midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez (L) vies with Barcelona’s forward Lionel Messi during the Spanish league football match December 10, 2017 © AFP / JOSE JORDANMADRID, Spain, Dec 10 – Barcelona restored their lead at the top of La Liga to five points as Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi struck in the final 20 minutes to edge out 10-man Villarreal 2-0 on Sunday.Daniel Raba’s red card on the hour mark for a wild lunge on Sergio Busquets handed Barca the initiative. And their pressure told when Suarez rounded off a fine team move before Messi blasted home a second to get the Catalans back to winning ways after successive draws with Valencia and Celta Vigo.“In the second half after the sending-off we had more chances to win the game,” Suarez told Movistar TV.“They played a very good game tactically and we weren’t precise enough, but in the second half we came out with a different mentality to take the three points.”Valencia remain Barca’s closest challengers five points back, but Atletico Madrid also maintained their title charge with a 1-0 win at Real Betis to stay six points off the top.Real Madrid are eight points behind in fourth and Barca will have the chance to go into El Clasico away at Real in two weeks’ time with an 11-point lead over their rivals.Barca host Deportivo la Coruna next weekend, whilst Madrid are in action at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi.“I will be calm when the season is over and we have won everything,” said coach Ernesto Valverde of Barca’s commanding lead.“There is a long way to go, but winning at places like this is important.”Indeed, Barca had drawn on their previous two La Liga visits to the Ceramic Stadium, but nearly had the perfect start when Gerard Pique’s header came off the bar just four minutes in.However, Barca dominance of possession was largely stale before the break as Villarreal posed the greater threat on the counter-attack.Nicola Sansone had the hosts’ best effort that forced Marc-Andre ter Stegen into a stunning one-handed stop high to his left.Messi orchestrated the visitors’ attacking threat after the break as he constantly freed Jordi Alba down Barca’s left.Paco Alcacer was denied by Sergio Asenjo from Alba’s low cross before the left-back teed up Messi for a cushioned effort that drifted inches wide.Villarreal had to survive the final half hour a man light when Raba was dismissed for connecting with his studs on Busquets’ ankle as the Spanish international cleared.Another Alba cross was turned onto the post by Suarez on the stretch.However, the Uruguayan finally broke Villarreal’s resistance after exchanging a neat one-two with Alcacer to round Asenjo and net his seventh goal of the season.And Messi secured all three points seven minutes from time as he was played in by Busquets to smash past the helpless Asenjo.– Atletico bounce back –Earlier, Atletico bounced back from the disappointment of being dumped out of the Champions League in midweek to keep their title challenge afloat at Betis.The hosts dominated possession throughout but were made to pay for their lack of cutting edge, as well as some fine goalkeeping by Jan Oblak.Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Saul Niguez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match against Real Betis December 10, 2017 © AFP / CRISTINA QUICLERBy contrast, Atletico were clinical even in the absence of the injured Antoine Griezmann as Saul Niguez slid in at the back post to turn home Sime Vrsaljko’s cross with their first serious attack on the half-hour mark.“They played some spectacular football today, but we took advantage of the chance we had,” Atletico midfielder Koke told BeIN Sports Spain.Betis posed more of a goal threat after the break but were denied by Oblak, who produced a wonder save to turn Cristian Tello’s sweetly struck half-volley behind for a corner.“One team had the ball, which was Betis, and they tried many different ways to damage us, but the team was very strong defensively,” said Atletico boss Diego Simeone.At the other end of the table, Malaga and Athletic Bilbao secured big away wins to ease their relegation fears.Malaga remain in the drop zone but moved off the foot of the table with a 2-0 victory at Real Sociedad.Athletic, meanwhile, bagged their first league win in nearly two months 2-1 at Levante to move up to 13th.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

HIGHLAND: ‘NOT AN ISOLATED CASE’ SAYS SINN FEIN

first_imgSinn Fein TDs, Padraig MacLochlainn and Pearse Doherty, spoke today after  a  debate in the Dáil with Minister For Finance Michael Noonan, where they raised the Highland Bakery case.Deputy MacLochlainn commented: “It is very frustrating for business owners and the state, when otherwise viable businesses are threatened with closure as a result of unsustainable tax repayment plans.“Revenue needs to consider the wider implications of its chosen course of action. 42 jobs are at risk at the Highland Bakery plant in Letterkenny – if these jobs go it could cost the state approx €800,000 per year in Social Welfare and Ancillary payments, an amount which far exceeds the tax liability of the company. “The owner of the plant is willing to engage with Revenue and pay his full tax liability, but merely wants to do so in a sustainable way, which will keep his business open and his employees in jobs. The State should facilitate that as much as it can.”Deputy Doherty highlighted the fact that Highland Bakery is not an isolated case in Donegal.“Just this morning my office was contacted by a business owner, who has been threatened with the Tax Sheriff after 7 days if he does not pay half his tax liability up front. He employs 14 people in Donegal and has a viable business, if a reasonable repayment plan could be agreed with Revenue.“In another case, a local business owner has paid all of his liabilities only to be then hit with sheriff’s fees. The Highland Bakery incident, although well publicised in Donegal, is unfortunately not an isolated case. “While I acknowledge that Revenue is independent and usually efficient, steps need to be taken to ensure that everything is done to keep a viable business open, while at the same time ensuring that they pay off their full tax liabilities and any other outstanding debts. We need to look urgently at amending current legislation to deal with this matter, given the current climate, before businesses are forced to close as a result.” he said.Minister Noonan, in responding to the Deputies, stated that Revenue was independent in the carrying out of its functions and it would not be appropriate for him to comment on or intervene in individual cases. HIGHLAND: ‘NOT AN ISOLATED CASE’ SAYS SINN FEIN was last modified: May 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HIGHLAND: ‘NOT AN ISOLATED CASE’ SAYS SINN FEINlast_img read more

MLS: Trade sends No. 1 east

first_img Wynne’s name was called first Friday, but it wasn’t Chivas bidding him to the stage at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Minutes before the draft began, the Carson-based club sent the No. 1 pick to the MetroStars for defender Jason Hernandez and the fifth overall selection, and so Wynne’s professional career will begin in New Jersey. “I had no idea,” Wynne said. “Of all the teams I heard were interested, the MetroStars were not one of them. I’m real excited to go. It’s going to be fun.” The Galaxy also picked up forward Marc Burch, who scored the only goal in Maryland’s NCAA title-game victory over New Mexico last month, and Ohio State defender Kyle Veris, one of the biggest surprises of the combine. Cal State Northridge striker Willie Sims, who like Wynne signed with MLS’s Generation adidas developmental program, was taken in the second round by MLS Cup finalist New England. Santa Clara midfielder Mehdi Ballouchy, widely considered the most skillful player available, was taken by Real Salt Lake with the No. 2 selection, and Maryland forward Jason Garey, who swept the national college Player of the Year awards, went to Columbus with the third pick. Pasadena City College’s Yura Movsisyan, an 18-year-old Armenian forward whose family is seeking U.S. asylum after escaping from Azerbaijan, was taken fourth by Kansas City. “People are looking forward to playing me, and I’m looking forward to showing them what I can do,” Movsisyan said. “I’m just really, really happy. Until today, nothing was in my reach, but now I know whart team I’m going to. I’m ready to work hard.” The decision to trade for Wynne was simple for MetroStars general manager Alexi Lalas. “We came into the draft drafting for the best player,” said Lalas, a former U.S. national team defender. “It had nothing to do with needs or positions – that’s the philosophy this year, and we felt by getting Marvell we were getting the best player, the most attractive player.” Chivas wasn’t done dealing. After the draft, the club announced that Preki – MLS’s only two-time MVP and a forward on the 1998 U.S. World Cup team – had been hired as an assistant coach. Larry Morgan and Fred J. Robledo contributed. Scott French, (818) 713-3627 scott.french@dailynews.com MLS SUPERDRAFT GALAXY SELECTIONS No., Player, Pos., School 12 Nathan Sturgis D/M Clemson 24 Marc Burch F Maryland 25 Kyle Veris D Ohio State 36 Chris Dunsheath G Bradley 48 Aaron King F N.C. State CHIVAS USA SELECTIONS No., Player, Pos., School 5 Sacha Kjlestan M Seton Hall 37 Jonathan Bornstein F UCLA OTHER LOCAL SELECTIONS No., Player, Pos., School, MLS team 1 Marvell Wynne D UCLA MetroStars 4 Yura Movsisyan F Pasadena CC Kansas City 8 Patrick Ianni D UCLA Houston 23 Willie Sims F CS Northridge New England STURGIS KJLESTAN 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Marvell Wynne had enough advance notice to be reasonably certain he wouldn’t be waiting long to hear his name once Major League Soccer’s SuperDraft commenced in Philadelphia. The defender from UCLA would fit nicely at right back for Chivas USA, owners of the top pick, and his new home would be a short jaunt down the San Diego Freeway from his Westwood apartment. “That would be,” he surmised a few days earlier, “really comfortable.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Chivas USA coach Bob Bradley nabbed Hernandez, a 22-year-old defender who played in three games last season for the MetroStars, then took Seton Hall midfielder Sacha Kjlestan, a Huntington Beach product considered one of two elite playmakers in the draft, with the No. 5 selection. Rumors ran rampant on various trade possibilities for the No. 1 selection, but the opportunity to add Hernandez, whom Bradley called a “young C.J. Brown” – the former U.S. national-teamer who played for the coach in Chicago – and a top collegian proved too enticing. “It was important for us to try to get two players,” said Bradley, the former MetroStars coach seeking to rebuild Chivas USA after a 4-22-6 debut campaign. “The opportunity to trade down and get a good defender like Jason Hernandez, and still know it was a good opportunity to get Sacha Kjlestan later in the first round, made sense to us.” Chivas also grabbed UCLA forward Jonathan Bornstein in the fourth round, and the Galaxy added five players – taking highly regarded Clemson defender Nathan Sturgis in the first round – in what appeared to be a productive draft. “(Sturgis) plays a lot bigger than (5-foot-10, 150 pounds),” Galaxy coach Steve Sampson said. “There wasn’t one player who was able to get behind him in (last weekend’s MLS Player) Combine.” last_img read more

Hot properties hold business potential

first_imgThey call them “hot properties,” complexes with big footprints, prices and a past. It’s the future that now matters most, though. And they want to make sure a link to the past continues. “They” include Los Angeles City Councilman Greig Smith, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Bud Ovrum and economic development and retention specialists from various San Fernando Valley groups. It’s part of a growing effort to preserve the region’s industrial enclaves and the jobs that build a bridge to a middle-class lifestyle. “There are some really big properties we’re concerned about. They have a lot of job potential or the potential of going sideways and you loose it,” said Smith. He organized a Business Growth Roundtable and so far it’s held two meetings. It’s an outgrowth of something that went sideways – Washington Mutual Inc. eliminating about 1,600 jobs at its big campus in Chatsworth – and something that may go right – European aircraft maker Airbus’ desire to expand its supplier base in the Valley. The hot properties list includes the former Los Angeles Times printing plant, the nearby Washington Mutual campus and the DeVry University campus at West Hills Corporate Pointe at Fallbrook Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. “What’s the best use of the land? That’s what we have to be very vigilant about,” Smith said. Especially interesting is the Times property, a 26-acre site on Prairie Street between Winnetka and Corbin avenues. It includes a 250,000-square-foot building and has railroad access. The site has been attracting a lot of interest, including residential developers, said Trammell Crow Co.’s Brad Kohler, who is handling the listing. A residential or retail developer would bring the highest price but that is not likely to happen. Smith is opposed to that. Any sale is likely months away. Kohler suggests that the councilman will probably get his way. “The Times is very concerned about making sure what goes on that site is acceptable to the city of Los Angeles,” he said. The big Washington Mutual campus is in flux. Los Angeles-based IDS Real Estate Group, which has owned the property for about a year, has put it back on the market. It includes a 10-story, 230,000-square-foot office tower, two two-story office buildings and nine acres of developable land. Tom Bohlinger of CB Richard Ellis Group Inc. is marketing the property. He could not be reached for comment. But sources said a deal could be close. Smith said that the parcel comes with entitlements for another 10-story building. DeVry Inc. has also put its West Hills campus at 22801 Roscoe Blvd. on the market. Matt Hargrove, Ray Howden and Ned Franke of Cushman & Wakefield are representing DeVry Inc. in the marketing and disposition of the property. The company opened the campus in 1999 in a 106,190-square-foot building on 20.5 acres. The 80-acre site, where the DeVry campus is located, was first used for research and development in 1958 and eventually housed Hughes Aircraft’s Missile Systems operations. DeVry will relocate elsewhere in the Valley and some potential sites have already been identified, Hargrove said. This is one site that could see some residential use. “It could go so many ways,” Hargrove said. “It could be a mixed-use project that would include office, residential and a small retail component.” greg.wilcox@dailynews.com (818) 713-3743 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Glenswilly power past Mac Cumhaills to book semi-final spot

first_imgGlenwilly produced a brilliant display to power past the challenge of Mac Cumhaills in their Donegal SFC quarter-final at O’Donnell Park this afternoon. Glenswilly kicked twelve points in a dominant first-half display, but a goal from Darren O’Leary just before the interval gave the Ballybofey men hope as they trudged towards the dressing room at half-time.However, a goal just a minute into second-half by Michael Murphy put Glenswilly back in the ascendancy as they restored their six point advantage – in a game they eventually won by nine points. Murphy was instrumental throughout the game and just reiterated once again how important he is for Glenswilly.He scored a late goal to seal a brilliant win for Michael Canning’s side.Glenswilly won the Donegal SFC in 2011 and 2013, and lost the 2014 decider to St Eunan’s.Their side is stacked with quality and experience and they managed and controlled the game expertly to ensure they gained a comfortable win. Mac Cumhaills to their credit battled gamely, and never stopped trying to force the initiative – but Glenswilly snuffed out the threat time after time as they eased to an ultimately comfortable win.Darren O’Leary led the charge for Mac Cumhaills, the former Finn Harps player was instrumental and delivered a brilliant personal display, but it was all in vain against a slicker more experienced opponent.Glenswilly lost their opening Donegal SFC group game with Ardara, and with them at the wrong of the league table, many pundits were writing their obituary – saying they were now a spent force.However, back-to-back wins against Dungloe and Bundoran ensured they topped the group, and today’s win sees them back in the last four of the Donegal SFC.With Michael Murphy, Neil Gallagher and Gary McFadden all on top form, you wouldn’t bet against Glenswilly going all the way like they did in 2011 and 2013. Final score: Glenswilly 2-20 Mac Cumhaills 1-12Glenswilly power past Mac Cumhaills to book semi-final spot was last modified: September 24th, 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:Donegal SFCGAAglenswillyMac CumhaillsnewsSportlast_img read more

SHAUN IS THE MAN(kini) AS HE DELIVERS ON HIS DONEGAL DARE!

first_imgIt took a lot for even the biggest of Donegal fans to suggest they would beat Dublin at Croke Park yesterday.It must have been cold eating that ice-cream Shaun!One such non-believer was Shaun T Friel from Milford.Apparently Mr Friel said he would walk down Main Street in the town in a mankini if Jim McGuinness’ side overcame the Dubs. So you can imagine the cold sweat which broke out across Shaun’s brow (and other places) when the final whistle went on Sunday.But rather than laugh it off as a bit of banter, Shaun was as good to his word.He carried out his dare earlier today much to the amusement of bystanders and passing motorists in Milford.Even the ladies in a local hairdressing salon got more than an eyeful. Michael Murphy might be brave in the tackle.But we couldn’t even see the Glenswilly maestro taking on this one.Fair play to you big Shaun!To see the full video of Shaun’s brave walk down Main Street visit his Facebook page athttps://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10203833655874184&set=vb.1603716452&type=2&theater SHAUN IS THE MAN(kini) AS HE DELIVERS ON HIS DONEGAL DARE! was last modified: September 1st, 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:betCroke ParkdonegalMilfordShaun T Friellast_img read more

Memorial tractor run to be held this weekend in memory of ‘big character’ Simon McBride

first_imgA tractor run will be held this Saturday in memory of the late Simon McBride at the Raphoe Mart in aid of Donegal Hospice and Cardiac Unit Letterkenny University Hospital. Simon, who has been described as big character and someone who lived their life to the fullest, passed away suddenly late last year aged 47.He is greatly missed by his family and friends in the Raphoe community. Better known locally as ‘Sambo’, McBride worked as an agricultural contractor in the east Donegal area.His family and friends are dedicating the tractor run this weekend in his memory to raise money for local charities.The tractor Run will be leaving from Raphoe Mart this Saturday (28th September) at 2pm. Registration is from 12.30pm at the Mart.Cost is €10 per tractor with refreshments provided.Memorial tractor run to be held this weekend in memory of ‘big character’ Simon McBride was last modified: September 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more