Olympia Businesses Unite to Empower Young Lives in West Africa

first_imgFacebook5Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Alaffia“Bicycles for Education” Bike and School Supply Drive co-sponsored by  Alaffia and The Fish Tale Brew Pub Olympia based Fair Trade natural body care company Alaffia is collecting bikes for their Bicycles for Education program at Olympia’s Fish Brew Pub this Saturday. Olympia and surrounding communities can drastically change the life of young students in Togo, West Africa by bringing adult sized bikes, bike parts, and school supplies to The Fish Tale Brew Pub Saturday, August 31 between 10 am and 3 pm. Since 2004, Alaffia has distributed over 4,500 used bicycles to secondary school students in need of transportation.Students in rural Togo must often walk 5 to 15 miles a day to get to school. Because of this, 91% of girls and 48% of boys drop out of school before the sixth grade. In contrast; 95% of the students who receive an Alaffia bike stay in school and graduate.Alaffia was founded in 2004 by Olowo-n’djo Tchala and his wife and partner Rose Hyde as a means to alleviate poverty and promote gender equality in Olowo-n’djo’s native Togo. They established a Certified Fair Trade Shea butter cooperative in Togo that focuses on employing women to traditionally handcraft premium quality Shea butter. The couple selected Olympia as the location for what began as a ‘cottage industry’ operation; both partners working together to create and promote the Alaffia line. By meeting and exceeding rigorous Fair Trade standards and investing sales back into Community Empowerment Projects, they were embraced in local food co-ops.Today, Alaffia can be found in over 2,000 stores nationwide and has greatly expanded their natural body care lines, their workforce in Olympia, and Community Empowerment Projects in Togo. The members of their Fair Trade Cooperatives have grown from 50 to 500. In March of this year, Olowo-n’djo was publically recognized when he received a Washington State Jefferson Award for public service.  On Monday, September 2,  Alaffia is commemorating its ten year anniversary by sending Olowo-n’djo on The Empowerment Tour; a two month, 8,780 mile, couch surfing tour across the US in a biodiesel van. Olowo-n’djo will personally travel the US thanking stores and consumers for their support. The money saved on hotel rooms is being donated to their Maternal Health Project in Togo, which provides post and prenatal care for 1,000 women each year.In addition, Alaffia plants 10,000 trees each year through their Reforestation Project, builds schools, and empowers thousands of students through Bicycles for Education. Fish Brewing Company has hosted several Alaffia bike drives in the past 10 years. With the longstanding support of Fish Brewing Company and Northwest communities, Bicycles for Education is making a lasting impact and reducing poverty in Togolese communities.“Fish Brewing is proud to help sponsor Alaffia and their Bicycles for Education program.  Our goal is to have a focus on sustainability here in the NW, and we love the ability to share that with the global community.  Cheers and prost to all our participants and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday!” shares Sarah Turnquist, Marketing Manager Fish Brewing CompanyThose donating a bike will be entered to win an Alaffia gift basket. All donations are tax deductible.Event Details:Saturday, August 31, 201310 am to 3 pmFish Tale Brew Pub 515 Jefferson Street SE  Olympia WA 98501Members of the community that would like to donate a bike at a later date may call (360) 866-0080.last_img read more

Stats show why forlorn Vertonghen is set for exit after being hauled off in win

first_imgA YEAR ago Jan Vertonghen was Tottenham’s  Superman — now he looks set to become one of their ex-men.You did not need X-ray vision to see the disgruntled look on the Belgian defender’s face when he was subbed by Spurs boss Jose Mourinho in the 54th minute of Wednesday’s 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round replay victory over Southampton.2 Jan Vertonghen looked gutted when he was taken off by Jose MourinhoCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd2The expressions on both manager and player at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium suggested Vertonghen, 32, will be out of the club faster than a speeding bullet when his contract expires in the summer.Mourinho said bluntly: “No injury, it was my decision. It’s normal that he’s sad.“No player likes to come out but I decided to sacrifice Jan.“So sad yes, with a reason, but happy now as he won.“I don’t need to speak to him because he’s an  intelligent guy.“He’s very professional and it’s obvious that I did not do it to punish him because he was playing exactly the same as the others.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesVertonghen’s substitution against Saints was the latest chapter of  what is looking like his sorry farewell season.If being replaced by a young loanee — Gedson  Fernandes, 21 — with the score at 1-1 was not embarrassing enough, the ref’s order to leave the field at the nearest point on the opposite side of the ground from the tunnel only added to the humiliation.All Vertonghen was missing from his painstakingly slow trek around the perimeter of the pitch was a black hat, tie and cane. It felt like we were paying our last respects to a Spurs great.His walk of shame along “Vertonghen Winding Road” was in stark contrast to how he was cheered off the pitch at the final whistle at  Wembley nearly 12 months ago. RECIPE FOR SUCC-SESSRYAN SESSEGNON has revealed boss Jose Mourinho wants him to be more aggressive.Spurs’ £25million summer signing from Fulham admits he has had a tough start.But having overcome that, he knows he must toughen up on the pitch.The England Under-21 man, 19, said: “To play under a coach like Mourinho is very tactical.“He doesn’t like to concede goals, so I’m trying to adjust my game in a defensive way as well.“He wants me to be  aggressive, so that’s what I’m trying to do.”Sessegnon was sidelined with a hamstring injury after joining Tottenham.He added: “Every time I go on the pitch I try to be positive but in recent weeks  it’s probably been a bit negative.“It was tough at the start but I’m starting to find my feet.“I came to a top-four club to play in the FA Cup,  Champions League and Premier League.“Any young player wants to play in big tournaments and  big games.”He had just produced one of his best displays for  Tottenham as he inspired them to a thumping 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund  in the first leg of last season’s Champions League last 16.Vertonghen set up one  goal and scored another —   prompting his famous  “SuperJan” celebration.Nobody could envisage he would turn into Clark Kent so quickly. But in less than a year Vertonghen has gone from superhero to zero.He and Tottenham team-mate — and fellow countryman — Toby Alderweireld were not so long ago the best central defensive duo in the Premier League and one of the  strongest in the world.They were the platform for the club’s rise under former boss Mauricio Pochettino.And when Alderweireld, 30, was nearing the end of his  contract last season he was the one who found himself out in the cold under Poch.But after he signed another deal under Mourinho in December, it is now  Vertonghen  out in the cold.It was assumed that, after Alderweireld agreed to extend his stay, Vertonghen would follow suit — but that has not happened and he looks likely to follow his old Ajax team-mate Christian Eriksen, who joined Inter Milan last month, out of the door at Tottenham.After Eriksen’s departure to the San Siro, Mourinho admitted he did not play the Dane as much as his talent warranted because he had to get  Spurs used to  playing without him.Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsWith former first-team stalwart Vertonghen now left out regularly, you have to assume we are unlikely to see his Superman celebration in N17 again.You would not put your cape on him being there next season — especially with  Spurs in talks to hand JAPHET  TANGANGA a 500 per cent pay rise after his first-team  breakthrough under Mourinho.The London-born defender, 20, is set for a hike in weekly wages from around £2,000 to £10,000.last_img read more

Djokovic slams Wimbledon crowd after being booed

first_imgPutin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning a break point during his men’s singles match against Kyle Edmund of Great Britain, on the sixth day of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)LONDON — Novak Djokovic shrugged off a bad call by the chair umpire that cost him a break in his Wimbledon win over home favorite Kyle Edmund on Saturday.He was less forgiving when it came to the way he was treated by the crowd at the All England Club.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names MOST READ Edmund, the last British player remaining in the tournament, said he didn’t notice anything disrespectful from the crowd, but acknowledged it was a Davis Cup-like atmosphere.“It was a great atmosphere to be in,” Edmund said. “When you’re at Centre Court, to have the crowd behind you is a great thing.”He also insisted he was unsure whether the ball actually bounced twice on the disputed call in the fourth set.“If in real life it’s hard to tell, then it’s hard to tell for me when I’m scrambling,” he said. “We need the umpire to get off his chair and go to the TV monitor on the side.”It was the third time Djokovic faced a British player at Wimbledon, losing to Andy Murray in the 2013 final and beating James Ward in 2016. But this was the first time he got a reaction like this from the crowd.“The crowd was very fair when I played against Andy. Obviously they support their player,” he said. “But today there was just some people, especially behind that end where I got the time violation, they kept on going, they kept on going, provoking. That’s something that I can tolerate for a little bit, but I’m going to show that I’m present as well, that they can’t do whatever they feel like doing.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team “There is a certain unwritten borderline where you feel that it’s a bit too much,” Djokovic said about being booed at times by the partisan crowd on Centre Court. “I didn’t deserve to be treated the way I was treated by certain individuals.”Neither the crowd nor a big mistake by the umpire could unglue Djokovic, though, as the three-time champion won 4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to reach the round of 16 for the 11th time at the All England Club.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He was robbed of a break at 3-3, 15-40 in the fourth set when the ball bounced twice before Edmund managed to return it over the net. Djokovic complained to the chair umpire but the call stood — even though TV replays also showed Edmund’s shot had actually landed wide.Edmund ended up holding serve but Djokovic broke at his next opportunity to make sure there will be no British players in the second week of the tournament. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES “I was 100 percent convinced it (bounced) twice,” Djokovic said.“Anybody can make a mistake. That’s OK. But I don’t understand why he (the umpire) didn’t allow me to challenge the ball. I asked him. … So, yes, it was quite a strange decision from (the) chair umpire, but it happens.”That wasn’t the only point of contention in the match. Djokovic got into a bit of a two-sided argument with the crowd after he was booed following a time violation in the third set. He responded by blowing kisses into the stands.“I thought the crowd’s reaction after that (time violation) was quite unnecessary. A couple (of) guys really, you know, pretending they were coughing and whistling while I was bouncing the ball more or less to the end of the match at that end where I received the time violation.“Those are the things obviously that people don’t get to see or hear on the TV. I just think it’s not necessary. That’s what I didn’t like. … My interaction with the crowd, I thought had good things and not great things. I just reacted the way I thought was fair, the way they reacted to me.”ADVERTISEMENT Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia PLAY LIST 03:07Massive crowd welcomes 2020 at Bangkok’s self-proclaimed Times Square of Asia03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’03:53Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’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 No. 1 Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after Wimbledon loss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Aguero can beat Premier League goals record, says Bernardo Silva

first_imgMOST READ Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Staley guides US to another gold using calm demeanor “Everyone hopes he stays,” he added. “If he reaches that level it will be even better because everyone knows how important Alan Shearer was for English football and for the Premier League.“I think he can reach it (the record). He’s got the potential. Every season he keeps scoring more and more. We hope he can keep helping us win more titles here in Manchester.”City returned to the top of the table on goal difference thanks to their victory against Brighton while Liverpool dropped their first points in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea.The top two teams — both undefeated — meet next Sunday at Anfield.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES The pair are joint third in the list of highest goalscorers for a single club behind Thierry Henry for Arsenal (175) and Wayne Rooney for Manchester United (183).Both of those marks should be well within reach for Aguero, potentially even this season, but to threaten Shearer’s overall mark of 260 he would almost certainly need to further extend his contract at the Etihad, which runs until 2021.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 Chriss“Sergio is the best scorer in Manchester City’s history,” said midfielder Silva. “He’s a legend not only for Manchester City but also for the Premier League, if not the best striker in the world then one of the best.“It’s great to have him with us. Every season he scores 30 goals or more. To have a player like him it helps us so much.” Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero warms up before the UEFA Champions League group F football match between Manchester City and Lyon at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on September 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFFSergio Aguero could beat Alan Shearer’s record of 260 goals to become the Premier League’s greatest ever marksman, according to Manchester City teammate Bernardo Silva.The Argentine forward scored the 148th goal of his Premier League career for City in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over Brighton, equalling Shearer’s tally for Newcastle.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Security firm accused of mistreating employees in Linden

first_imgComplaints by employees of the Kalibur Security Services in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), have led to Labour officials being called in to address and investigate the Service’s divisional management.Regional Chairman Renis MorianEmployees contracted through the office of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) have aired numerous concerns over alleged on-the-job ill-treatment by the management of the security service including the indiscriminate firing of employees.The issues received more attention when an employee was allegedly fired for “being pregnant”.The aggrieved woman told Guyana Times that she was fired from the job after she confirmed her pregnancy. The 20-year-old mother of one has since been reinstated following the meeting with Labour officials at the RDC in Linden.Regional Chairman Renis Morian explained at a meeting of the Council that he summoned the Labour officials after receiving several complaints about the style of management of the security firm.Additionally, this publication spoke to several employees who voiced their concerns. One of those employees alleged that the Linden management does not grant employees sick leave, and they are not even allowed to call in sick.There are also allegations that the management is not making payments to the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) on behalf of employees. Additionally, employees are asked to undergo drill training without pay.The employees said they have reported the issues to the local labour officer in Linden and the office of the RDC.Meanwhile, Municipal Councillor Lennox Gasper has called for the employees to be treated fairly, as he noted that he has also received numerous complaints.The Councillor, the constituency representative of the area where the female security guard was raped, said the alleged treatment of workers is “unacceptable”, and called for massive intervention.“Several reports would have reached me with regards to the indiscriminate firing of persons for frivolous things…ever since the issue of the rape, everyone has to wear pants, regardless of religious standings, and failure to do so, they’re fired. It’s as if they’re using this whole firing thing as a yardstick to whip the people…I think it’s very unfair”, the Councillor said.He added that such treatment of employees will not be tolerated by the local administration, and called on the security service to provide radio sets to employees and to look after their interests, including the right to be part of a workers union. “It’s disrespectful! It’s inhuman! And this practice must stop,” the Councillor iterated.last_img read more

Bulldogs claim division crown

first_imgSenior forward Nigel Ajere scored a game-high 27 points with nine rebounds, and guard Trevon Harmon finished with 25 points and six assists as the top-ranked Bulldogs (30-2) claimed their first title since 1995. “This is my final year and this is what we came to do,” said Harmon, a four-year varsity player. “St. Bernard played well, but we weren’t going to be stopped today. This is the greatest feeling in the world, to finally celebrate with our fans after coming close so many times.” It also was special for Ajere, who transferred from Arcadia High to add the inside presence the Bulldogs needed. “I’ve been hoping for something like this my whole life,” Ajere said. “I finally came to the right team with the right players and we all came together to get this championship.” It was the fourth boys basketball title in the school’s history and first under Tucker, who led the Bulldogs to championship games in 2002 and ’05. It was vintage Bulldogs basketball, finishing the CIF-SS Division II-AA playoffs the way it started – in dominating fashion. Pasadena provided the final exclamation point by routing unseeded St. Bernard 79-63 on Saturday in the championship at Honda Center in Anaheim. Tucker also won a championship as a Bulldogs player, and was delighted to win with his son Landon Tucker on the team. “The last two minutes were like an hour. I kept looking at the score and the clock and hoping it would end,” Tucker said. “I guess three is my lucky number. We won our own tournament for the first time in three years, this was my third trip to the finals and my third son is on the team. “I’m ecstatic. I’m going to cherish this all night and all weekend.” Jourdan Sweeney scored a team-high 25 points and Devin Price scored 19 as the Vikings (18-10) led 24-23 early in the second quarter. But the Bulldogs countered with a 14-2 run to take a 33-24 lead and led 35-28 at the half. Senior Torey Phillips helped spark the run by hitting five in a row during a 10-0 stretch in the midst of the run. “When you have guys like Trevon and Nigel on the team, there isn’t any pressure,” said Phillips, who finished with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds. “I just played my role and hit shots when we needed them.” The Bulldogs opened it up in the third quarter by going on a 17-0 run behind eight points and two dunks from Ajere to take a commanding 58-37 lead. They led 62-43 going into the final period and never looked back. The Bulldogs did it with defense in forcing 20 turnovers and scoring 32 points off of those turnovers. “They were better shooters than I thought,” Tucker said of St. Bernard. “We had to rely on our defense because we weren’t hitting shots, and sometimes the Honda Center can sort of mess with you until you get used to it. “Once we settled down and got going we were able to extend the lead, and once we got up big, we rode it out.” The Bulldogs shot 53 percent (32 for 60) and out-rebounded the Vikings 32-17 as they now prepare for next week’s Division I state playoffs. “We’re in the same bracket with Westchester and Fairfax, but I think we can play with anybody,” Tucker said. fred.robledo@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4485 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img ANAHEIM – The hugs seemed to last forever, and then there was Pasadena High school boys basketball coach Tim Tucker, holding on to the championship trophy like someone was going to take it from him. “I waited a long time for this,” Tucker said. “This is staying with me for a while.” last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS FACE NAOMH COLUMBA THIS SATURDAY

first_imgLotto Results:Numbers drawn were 2, 6, 7, 11, 20 Bonus 17. There was no jackpot winner. €100 Michaela and Lauren, Doaghbeg. €50, Eamon MacGiolla Fhiontain, Glashagh. Jackpot now stands at €7750. Get your lotto in local shops and pubs or from any committee member. 100 Club Draw:The September results for the 100 club draw are as follows: €500 Pat and Bernie Murphy. €250 Bried and Kathleen McConigley. €250 Catherine and Sinead McAteer.Seniors and Rserves: Our seniors and reserves play at home to Naomh Columba this Saturday 14th. Reserves throw in at 5.00pm and seniors throw in at 6.30pm.Under 6, 8 and 10’s:No under 6, 8 and 10 training this Friday the 13th due to the launch of our joint fundraising event with Mulroy Hoops in Rossnakill on Friday evening at 7.30pm sharp. We encourage as many of our underage players from different teams, parents and coaches to come along on Friday evening. Check our facebook page for all information.Our under 8’s are playing in Termon on Saturday morning, all players to be at the pitch in Termon at 11.00am sharp. For further information contact Martin on 9163472.Dribble ‘n’ Solo-athon:Mulroy Hoops Basketball Club and Gaeil Fhánada Bord na nÓg are hosting a 12 Hour sponsored Dribble ‘n’ Solo-athon to take place on Saturday 19th October 2013 in the Rossnakill Resource Centre. The event will run from 9am to 9pm. We are inviting families involved in either or both these clubs to take part as well as other families who may be interested in joining.How will the Dribble ‘n’ Solo-athon work? – From your wider family/friend circle select a group or groups of 12 – to include brothers, sisters, cousins, parents, grandparents, friends or anyone who is happy to give it a go!– Each group should have a nominated leader – ideally a teenager/adult.– Each group will be asked to dribble/solo for just 15 minutes.– To make the event as fun as possible your group can dribble/solo in fancy dress – you could come in pyjamas, onesies, football jerseys, Disney characters or anything you fancy! **There will be an information/launch night on Friday 13th September at 7.30pm in the Rossnakill Resource Centre for group leaders where more detailed information will be given – including a demo! Each group leader will receive a sponsorship card on the night of the launch (to be returned before or on the 19th October).Keep on eye on the Fanad Gaels and Mulroy Hoops websites/Facebook pages as well as local press for updates! We hope that you will get involved, have fun with your friends and family and help raise money for these two community based clubs.Scrap Saturday:We will be holding a Scrap Saturday in the next few weeks. Anyone who has any scrap metal laying around, this will be a great opportunity for you to get rid. A contact number will be available in next weeks notes for you to call and have the metal collected at a time that suits both party’s.Donegal GAA Centre of Excellence:Club Tir Chonaill have launched a unique campaign to further the development of the Donegal GAA Training Centre currently under way in Convoy. The official launch of the ‘Building Brighter Futures’ initiative took place in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey on Monday 2nd of September. The Campaign aims to bring the development of this state-of-the-art facility to the next stage, completing the floodlighting of the sand based pitches, developing pitches three and four and the construction of essential facilities including dressing rooms, medical rooms, coaches room, meeting rooms, administration offices, a fully equipped gymnasium and the necessary sanitary facilities. Club Tír Chonaill are asking members of the public to get involved by purchasing plots of land around the centre for €20 per plot, with all proceeds raised going in aid of the facilities development. All names will be entered into a draw with prizes of €2,000 for first place, €1,000 for second place and €500 for third place up for grabs. We think this would be something that not only people in the county would be interested in, but also all those family members who are living elsewhere.€20 per plot donations to aid funding for the Donegal GAA Training Centre in Convoy are welcome and can be made to the following account:Account Name: Club Tír ChonaillBranch: Bank of Ireland LetterkennyIBAN Number: IE18BOFI190491582203484BIC Code: BOFIIE2DFor further details contact Cieran Kelly, Chairman of Club Tir Chonaill on +3538787 245 0505 or Grace Boyle, Treasurer of Donegal GAA on +353 86 803 2954 or log onto www.donegalgaa.ie.Votes of Sympathy:Votes of sympathy were passed at the Gaeil Fhánada monthly committee meeting with the families of Daniel Campbell, Frank Carr, Eddie Gallagher, Kevin Coll and Tom Gibbons on their recent deaths. May they Rest In Peace.—GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS FACE NAOMH COLUMBA THIS SATURDAY was last modified: September 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FANAD GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Everton winger Bolasie lined up for return to Palace

first_imgCrystal Palace have reportedly made a move to re-sign Yannick Bolasie.The Eagles sold the winger to Everton for a fee of £25million in August 2016. Yannick Bolasie spent four years at Selhurst Park 2 2 But Bolasie has yet to make a major impact at Goodison Park, with his career at the club curtailed by a serious knee injury.The 29-year-old spent 12 months on the sidelines before returning to full fitness midway through last season.He went on to make 17 appearances but struggled to show his best form.Recently-appointed Everton boss Marco Silva is now willing to let the Congo international move on, it is understood.Palace boss Roy Hodgson wants another forward following Bakary Sako’s departure and with Wilfried Zaha’s future in doubt.And he is eyeing a season-long loan deal for Bolasie, according to reports. Yannick Bolasie has made just 32 appearances for Everton in two seasons Bolasie made 144 appearances, scoring 13 goals, for Palace in his four-year spell at Selhurst Park and was a popular figure among the supporters.Should a deal get done, he would be the fourth signing made by Hodgson this summer.Palace have already signed German international midfielder Max Meyer, Senegal international midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate and Spanish goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.last_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: MAN DIES AFTER FALLING OFF ROCKS IN BUNDORAN

first_imgA man has died on Saturday evening after being swept out to sea off the Donegal coast.The victim was fishing with a friend from rocks at Bundoran when he fell in and was swept away.His friend raised the alarm and the Bundoran RNLI lifeboat was launched during a major operation. He was rescued by lifeboat crew and he was rushed to Sligo General Hospital, where he was later pronounced deadThe man, who is believed to be aged in his late 40s and Polish, was living in the Enniskillen area of Co Fermanagh and had come to Donegal to go fishing.Conditions in the area at the time were poor with heavy seas and driving rain.BREAKING NEWS: MAN DIES AFTER FALLING OFF ROCKS IN BUNDORAN was last modified: October 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bundoranman dies in fishing accidentlast_img read more

Valuable electronics stolen in Letterkenny burglary

first_imgGardaí are investigating a recent burglary in which thieves took high-value electrical items from a Letterkenny home.A house at Ard Lonan, Long Lane was broken into in the early hours of Friday morning, 26th April.Thieves took a 43” Hitachi TV, a Dell laptop, an Acer notebook and a couple of other smaller value items from the property. There was no sign of forced entry, according to Gardaí, who are appealing for public assistance with the investigation.The incident is believed to have occurred between midnight and 7am on Friday.Anyone who was in the area at the time and has any information is asked to contact Letterkenny Gardai on 074/9167100 or the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.   Valuable electronics stolen in Letterkenny burglary was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burglaryletterkennylast_img read more