DONEGAL is celebrating today after being voted European winners as part of a North West effort to promote the county as a golf destination.The International Association of Golf Tour Operators hosted their annual Awards Ceremony recently in Valencia, Spain and flying the flag for Ireland was North & West Coast Links Golf who won the coveted award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011”. Representatives from Rosapenna and Ballyliffen golf clubs were there.You can watch the announcement on our video.DDTV: DONEGAL CELEBRATES AS NORTH WEST NAMED EUROPEAN GOLF DESTINATION OF THE YEAR was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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)
Donegal North East TD Charlie McConalogue has expressed his disappointment at AIB’s decision to shut down 8 bank branches in Co Donegal by the end of next year.The Fianna Fáil TD has also slammed the bank’s decision to hike mortgage rates by 0.5%.Announcing its interim results for the first half of the year today, the bank confirmed plans to close 67 branches nationwide including those in Lifford, Dunfanaghy, Milford, Falcarragh, Gweedore, Raphoe, Moville and Bundoran. It also announced an increase in its variable interest rates by 0.5% to 4.45%. “This will come as a great shock not just to the staff affected, but also to AIB customers across Co Donegal and mortgage holders who are facing a considerable hike in monthly repayments as a result of today’s decision,” said Deputy McConalogue.“AIB’s decision to hike mortgage interest rates is completely unacceptable given that the ECB rate is at its lowest level ever. It will put even more pressure on AIB mortgage holders in Donegal and across the country, many of whom are already in serious difficulty with their mortgages. Homeowners with an average sized mortgage will now see their annual payments increase by over €1,000.”Deputy McConalogue has also expressed concern at the concentration of AIB bank closures in Co Donegal.“With 8 branches due to close in Donegal, this county will be hit with the largest number of branch closures in the country. Local bank branches are a pivotal part of so many communities here in Donegal. “While I recognise that there is a growing trend of online banking, customer service must remain a top priority for banks. Many of AIB’s customers here are simply not in a position to use internet banking or to travel to branches elsewhere.“The branch closures are part of an ‘aggressive’ cost cutting plan by AIB. While there are no immediate job losses as a result of today’s announcement, AIB is committed to at least 2,500 redundancies by 2014. The Government must play a strong role in guaranteeing that those who lose their jobs at the State-owned bank are offered every support to allow them remain in the workplace.”MCCONALOGUE SLAMS CLOSURES OF EIGHT AIB BANKS IN DONEGAL was last modified: July 27th, 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:AIBCharlie McConalogue TD
1 Stoke and Everton are also keen on Jeison Murillo Leicester City appear to be the frontrunners among a host of Premier League clubs who are in pursuit of Inter Milan defender Jeison Murillo.Foxes manager Claudio Ranieri closely followed Murillo’s progress over the course of last season and was impressed with the 23-year-old’s displays in Serie A.However, the Italian manager is concerned by Murillo’s disciplinary record after he was sent off four times last term, which may prove to be a stumbling block in any potential deal.That could pave the way for Stoke and Everton to make contact with Inter, who are likely to accept a fee in excess of £16m.Murillo would prefer a move to a club playing in the Champions League next season, but much could depend on who takes over at Everton this summer, with potential candidates Manuel Pellegrini and Unai Emery both understood to be avid admirers of the Colombian international.
Jamie Vardy has been rewarded for the 24 goals he scored last season that helped Leicester win the Premier League.The 29-year-old has signed a new contract meaning he is staying put and not joining Arsenal who had offered the club £20m for him.And other fans have found the whole situation very funny, as you can see by some of the tweets below.Click here to remain up to date with all the latest transfer rumours. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not been able to sign Jamie Vardy 1
Antti Miettinen scored in the fourth round of the shootout to send the Dallas Stars to a 4-3 victory over the visiting Mighty Ducks on Friday night. After both teams missed in the first round, Jussi Jokinen connected in the second for Dallas. Anaheim’s Andy McDonald matched that goal in the third and final round of regulation. Dallas’ Mike Modano then missed to force an extra round. Teemu Selanne then was denied on a sliding save by Johan Hedberg, opening the door for Miettinen, who gave the Stars the extra point when he beat Jean-Sebastien Giguere. Brenden Morrow scored two real goals for the Stars, one short-handed, and Miettinen also had a goal as Dallas rallied from a three-goal deficit. Selanne had a power-play goal and an assist. McDonald added a power-play goal, and Samuel Pahlsson also scored for Anaheim, which has lost all four meetings with Dallas this season. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Dallas’ Marty Turco, who on Thursday signed a four-year, $22.8 million contract extension through the 2009-10 season, gave up three goals on Anaheim’s first six shots and was lifted before the second period. Hedberg was sharp in relief, stopping all 16 shots he faced in the final two periods and overtime. He then denied three of four attempts in the shootout. Anaheim carried a 3-1 lead into the third period. Morrow cut the deficit to 3-2 at 1:35 while the Stars were on the penalty-kill, stealing the puck at center ice and scoring on a breakaway. He tied it with his 13th goal of the season on a rebound at 13:36. Flyers 3, Capitals 1: Simon Gagne and Peter Forsberg each had a goal and an assist, and the Philadelphia Flyers stretched their road-point streak to 14 games with a victory over the Washington Capitals. Mike Rathje also scored for the Flyers, who improved to 7-0-1 on their 11-game road trip. Their only loss in that stretch was a shootout defeat last Saturday in Washington. Philadelphia has won three straight and eight of 10. With points in their next two road games, the Flyers would tie the team mark set in 1979-80. Alexander Ovechkin scored for Washington, which has dropped three straight and four of five. Thrashers 6, Penguins 4: Ilya Kovalchuk put up his second hat trick of the season, scoring his third goal into an empty net with 44 seconds left to clinch a victory over visiting Pittsburgh. The Thrashers built a 5-0 lead through two periods before the Penguins scored four times. Hurricanes 4, Islanders 1: Cory Stillman scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period to lead Carolina at home past New York. Kevyn Adams, Rod Brind’Amour and Justin Williams also scored for the Southeast Division-leading Hurricanes, who won the last three games of a four-game homestand. Red Wings 3, Predators 1: Detroit defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom scored two power-play goals, leading the Red Wings over the host Nashville Predators. It marked the first time this season that the Predators lost in regulation to a Central Division team. The Red Wings are 13-1 against teams in their division. Flames 1, Maple Leafs 0 : Calgary defenseman Robyn Regehr scored the only goal and Miikka Kiprusoff made 27 saves for his NHL-leading sixth shutout as the Flames beat visiting Toronto and snapped the Maple Leafs’ six-game winning streak. Regehr’s fourth goal of the season came at 4:24 of the second period on a harmless-looking play. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“I appreciate Josh trying to come back and trying to help his team,” Howland said. “We’re off to a great start and Josh tried to do everything he could to help his team. For the next 2 1/2 months, Josh will do nothing but rest and rehab and will be constantly evaluated by our team physician and Dr. Guanche.” UCLA (13-2, 3-1) plays Washington State at home on Thursday, and entertains No. 13 Washington on Saturday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “It was just real sore and painful in those two games. I tried to go again last weekend and I just decided I couldn’t do it the whole year, there was just too much pain.” Shipp started 23 of UCLA’s last 24 games as a freshman last season, when he averaged 9.3 points and 5.2 rebounds. “At this point, his pain levels are just unacceptable, just way too much to handle,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “He has constant throbbing during every practice and every game, he’s very sore every day, and the next morning he’s obviously very stiff. And it’s not getting better. “That’s the main thing, that’s the concern. He has made this decision, through consultation with the physician that did the surgery, his mother and his family, our staff and our trainer. The bottom line is his long-term health.” The university said once the season is over, it will petition the NCAA for a medical hardship waiver, hoping to get Shipp another year of eligibility. UCLA starting forward Josh Shipp will be sidelined for the rest of the season because of increasing pain and discomfort in his right hip. The 6-foot-5 sophomore had an outpatient arthroscopic right hip procedure performed by Dr. Carlos A. Guanche on Sept. 28 at the Southern California Orthopedic Institute. The procedure repaired a torn labrum and included the removal of a bone spur. After missing the first 11 games of the season, Shipp started the 11th-ranked Bruins’ first four Pac-10 games and averaged 11.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 29.8 minutes. “It’s been something that’s been lingering in my mind for a while,” Shipp said in a statement issued by the school Tuesday. “For the Stanford and Cal games, I really didn’t feel comfortable, but I wanted to go out there and try and help the team get a win.
DDTV: Where you at Carrick Vocational School in 1994?Here’s some video footage from that year.All accompanied with music from the 2005 album “The Revs” and the movie soundtrack of “P.S. I Love You”. DDTV: CARRICK VOCATIONAL SCHOOL 1994 TO MUSIC FROM THE REVS was last modified: January 6th, 2013 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:DDTV: CARRICK VOCATIONAL SCHOOL 1994 TO MUSIC FROM THE REVS
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A massive project to replace worn railroad tracks between the eastern San Gabriel Valley and Riverside will begin next week, causing disruptions for some Metrolink passengers and traffic detours on some roads along the route. Union Pacific will begin replacing 43 miles of track on Metrolink’s Riverside Line on Feb. 2, starting in the city of Industry. Crews will gradually work their way eastward through Pomona, Ontario and Riverside, spacing out the work through April. On days when work is scheduled, Metrolink trains will not run between Riverside and the location where work is occurring. Roads that cross the tracks in areas where work is being performed will be closed, forcing detours. “There have been several breaks of rail along that stretch,” Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell said. “I know this is a terrible inconvenience, but it is a matter of safety.” More than 4,600 passengers typically ride the Riverside Line train each day. The tracks are also heavily used by freight trains, which will be rerouted during the work. Union Pacific’s $21.3 million project will replace the tracks’ current wooden ties and steel rail and resurface many public crossings along the route. Concrete ties will be used to anchor the new steel rail, making the tracks more durable and easier to maintain, Union Pacific officials said. “We believe the long-term benefits will outweigh the short-term delays,” Dave Wickersham, Midwest and West Regions chief engineer, said in a statement. “Concrete ties offer superior track support, and last longer than wooden ties, which should reduce the time the track will have to be out of service for future maintenance.” Work will be performed about two weeks each month and will be spaced out to minimize disruptions, the railroad said. The work is slated to be performed in Industry Feb. 2-3; in Walnut Feb. 4-8; in Pomona Feb. 16-22 and March 1-7; in Ontario March 8-9 and 16-23; and Riverside April 1-6. Metrolink service between the Industry station and Union Station in Los Angeles should not be affected during the upgrades. As construction progresses, completed areas will be reopened to train service. Metrolink passengers can check the agency’s Web site at www.metrolinktrains.com or call (800) 371-LINK for work schedule updates to find out when they’ll need to make other travel arrangements. On days when a portion of the Riverside Line is shut down, limited bus service will be available to transport riders from closed stations to one of the other two nearby lines that run into Los Angeles. However, Metrolink officials advise customers it will be faster to drive themselves if possible. “We are strongly recommending that they drive to the closest station on the San Bernardino or 91 Freeway lines,” Tyrrell said. “Many of our customers who ride the Riverside Line may be able to move over to either of those lines while the work is being done.” Ontario resident Bob Bryant, who takes the Metrolink train to work in Los Angeles every day, said Wednesday he hadn’t decided what he would do on days when service is shut down. He might just take the bus, he said. “Or else I’m going to drive to Rancho Cucamonga and take the San Bernardino Line,” he said, “or I’m going to drive to Industry to take the Riverside line from there.” Once the project is complete, Metrolink will compensate Riverside Line monthly pass holders for their troubles, although officials aren’t yet sure how much. “We don’t know how big of a pain in the neck it’s going to be,” Tyrrell said. “We don’t really want to determine how much of a discount it’s going to be until we see how much grief we’ve caused.” firstname.lastname@example.org (909) 483-9338
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Re “Owner may be charged for dog bites” (Antelope Valley edition, Jan. 25): I cannot comment on the procedures for charging the homeowner. Even with precautions, animals are unpredictable and quick. I can say that somehow the public in general is ignorant or disregardful of all the ramifications and responsibilities of owning a dog, especially in this community. As an example, and despite numerous complaints from Leona Valley residents, we have a huge problem here of dogs running loose and unleashed. Mark my words that eventually the media will be reporting an attack on someone in this community. Several years back, while I was returning home with a large order from KFC, my car broke down about one-quarter mile from my residence. By the time I finally arrived at my door, 10 to 15 loose dogs that I encountered had become progressively aggressive, and I considered it a truly fortunate happenstance that I was able to close the door behind me without injury. Again, we have, over the years, repeatedly complained to animal-control authorities – to no avail. Frank J. Schroeder Leona Valley Set prison straight Regarding the Associated Press article about the use of inmates to keep order: I was interviewed for this story and am deeply troubled that what I read is contrary to what I said. Let me set the record straight. Inmate James “Boots” Tigar, a convicted murderer and a white supremacist, was not a member of the Inmate Advisory Council at the time of the November 2004 incident that culminated in the death of inmate Wade Shiflett. Inmate Tigar was not given broad access throughout the prison; nor was he used as a so-called “peacekeeper.” Inmate advisory councils are communications conduits from inmates to prison management. Consistent with state law, inmates are elected to these councils by other inmates. They are not “peacekeepers.” An excerpt of a memorandum I wrote last April was used out of context. In that memo, I warned my staff against using inmates in volunteer-work assignments as intermediaries unless authorized. I issued this memo after the murder of Correctional Officer Manuel A. Gonzalez Jr. as part of an effort by all prisons to evaluate inmate movement in the wake of that tragedy. Using the memo to give the perception that I was addressing the issue of so-called peacekeepers is journalistically irresponsible. I welcome any review of the more than 750 reportable incidents that occur each year by any internal or external organization. Any fair investigation will prove that we do not use inmates as peacekeepers. California State Prison, Sacramento, houses 3,000 of the most violent inmates in the state. My employees, who risk their lives every day, continuously gather intelligence to keep order, including communicating with inmates. I am proud of the work they do. Scott Kernan Warden California State Prison, Sacramento
CALABASAS – The only-in-Los Angeles saga that began last week with the high-speed Malibu crash of a $1 million Enzo Ferrari owned by a Swedish playboy is racing toward absurdity. Sheriff’s investigators now say that a mysterious German named Dietrich never existed, but an American named Trevor has materialized, along with two intriguing figures who conned deputies at the crash site while claiming to be homeland security officials. “It’s just spiraling out of control,” Sgt. Philip Brooks of the Malibu-Lost Hills sheriff’s station told reporters Thursday. “It’s simply amazing.” Sheriff’s detectives continued to question Stefan Eriksson about the Feb. 21 crash on Pacific Coast Highway. Eriksson’s top-of-the-line Ferrari split in two after its driver – who may or may not have been the Swede – lost control of the vehicle. The red sports car smashed against a utility poll. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Eriksson, who was at the scene nursing a bloody lip, told deputies he was just the passenger in his red Ferrari as it raced 162 mph against a Mercedes SLR. He claimed a German named Dietrich was driving the car and fled on foot after the smashup. Eriksson said the driver of the Mercedes sped away, but a man who authorities only identified as Trevor was at the crash site and told deputies he was the passenger of the Mercedes. Trevor gave his address as a yacht slip in Marina del Rey. The $14 million yacht usually docked there is gone. Investigators say Trevor waved down a passing motorist after the crash, asked to borrow a cell phone, and slipped a fully loaded magazine clip underneath the driver’s seat of the good Samaritan’s car. No weapon has been found. After all the twists and turns, investigators now believe there was no race, and no Mercedes, only the Enzo and Eriksson and probably Trevor riding shotgun. They also are checking reports from Scotland about a missing Mercedes SLR, purchased through a fraudulent company, linked to a possible associate of Eriksson. Eriksson was convicted of fraud and counterfeiting in Sweden in 1993 and 1994, and has been linked to a group known as the Uppsala Mafia, according to sheriff’s deputies. Along with Trevor, investigators said Thursday they are seeking two men who appeared at the scene of the crash. The men claimed to be “homeland security officials” with the Azuza-based San Gabriel Valley Transit Authority, waved badges at deputies and were allowed into the crash scene. Authorities believe they had ties to Eriksson, who is an honorary deputy police commissioner of the same transit authority. Eriksson, who does not have a California driver’s license, handed deputies a business card with the honorary title as a form of identification the morning of the crash. Ashley Posner, Eriksson’s civil attorney and member of the authority, said his client was named an honorary member because of his “expertise on video compression technology.” “Mr. Eriksson is a guy that has developed some technology that can be used in transit systems to assist police agencies to respond to emergencies that involve transit buses,” Posner said. Posner said the transit authority offers free van service to disabled residents. Throughout it all, deputies say Eriksson has been cooperative. On Wednesday, he appeared at the sheriff’s station to submit to DNA testing. A sheriff’s lab will analyze the swab of saliva taken from Eriksson’s mouth to see if it matches blood found on the driver’s side air bag. As for the car, Brooks said Ferrari has said it could repair the vehicle for $300,000. Only 399 Enzos were manufactured between 2002 and 2004, with one more made for Pope John Paul II in 2005. The Catholic Church auctioned that car off for $1.275 million to benefit charity. The original sticker price was $643,330, but the Enzo usually resells for about $1 million. Brooks said Eriksson owns two of the cars, and that he slipped into the United States in September. If arrested, Eriksson could be charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and providing false information to authorities and will face deportation, Brooks said. Susan Abram, (818) 713-3664 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!