Police report on enforcement activities during Fall Fair weekend

first_imgThe detachment reports that it received 15 calls for service to the fairgrounds over the weekend, mostly related to intoxicated persons being too drunk to care for themselves, or who were involved in fights or damaging property. Other calls involved an assault, some lost property, mischief and a missing person. No one was seriously injured by these events, police report.Police issued 15 Immediate Roadside Prohibitions for alcohol, where vehicles were impounded and drivers were suspended from driving for a 90-day period, over the course of the Fall Fair. Local members along with the Integrated Road Safety Unit concentrated on taking impaired drivers off the road, and as a result, no alcohol-related collisions or fatalities occurred during the event.The Dawson Creek RCMP Bike Patrol was on duty during the weekend patrolling the fairgrounds and the vehicles parked nearby, as well as handing out coupons to local restaurants to some of the fair’s youngest patrons.- Advertisement -Extra resources were called in from around the Peace region to assist local members in ensuring the public’s safety during the Fall Fair. Dawson Creek RCMP would like to thank everyone that helped to make the fair go by safely, especially those who chose to find a safe and sober ride home.last_img read more

The Proving Ground set for September 22

first_imgThe Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH) is expected to come alive on September 22 when professional boxing makes a return there with a five-fight card called ‘Young Guns… The Proving Ground’.The cast that signed on to star in the Young Guns – The Proving Ground card with GBBC President Peter Abdool (seated centre)The date is set for Joel Williamson (light welterweight) and Delon Charles (featherweight) to make their professional debuts to add to the huge list of the other fighters that also have less than a handful of fights to their record.President of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Peter Abdool, promises this to be the start of resuscitating the sport locally. He said, “It is an opportunity for the Guyanese public to have a look at that talent that is here. We are very much hoping that it fills the vacuum of our young fighters sufficiently that it allows us to put it on a regular basis, so that our fighters can be active. Hopefully, the activity will help in terms of the trickle-down effect of helping to resuscitate our gyms, trainers, and people who depend on sport.”The card also provides an opportunity for young promoters. Dexter ‘De Kid’ Marques will be partnering with the GBBC to promote the card.The GBBC-organised event, which starts at 20:00hrs, became official on Friday when the ten fighters signed their respective contracts.Admission costs $1000 for stands, while $2000 is charged for ringside.last_img read more

Fire-forced closures

first_imgFederal parks including: Franklin Canyon Ranch, Paramount Ranch, Solstice Canyon and Cheesebro/ Palo Comado Canyons. For more information, call (805) 370-2301. Pepperdine University’s Malibu campus. Sources: Los Angeles County Office of Education; Los Angeles Unified School District; Simi Valley Unified School District; National Park Service.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Topanga Canyon Elementary School. Several Los Angeles County Office of Education probation camp school sites: Camp Gonzales School in Calabasas, with students moved to Camp Miller School in Malibu; Camp Munz-Mendenhall Schools in Lake Hughes, with students moved to Challenger Youth Center in Lancaster; Camp Scott-Scudder Schools in Saugus, with students moved to Nidorf Juvenile Hall School in Sylmar. Santa Clarita Community Day School. Viewpoint School at 23620 Mulholland Highway in Calabasas. All schools in the Simi Valley Unified School District. Some of the closures expected today in the region: All schools in the Newhall, Saugus Union and Sulphur Springs Union school districts. The Malibu Post Office. Malibu public schools: Cabrillo Elementary, Malibu High, Malibu Middle, Point Dume Marine Science Elementary and Webster Elementary. last_img read more

Jurgen Klopp names Liverpool flop in travelling squad for Europa League clash

first_img Jurgen Klopp and Christian Benteke 1 Jurgen Klopp has decided to name Christian Benteke in Liverpool’s travelling squad for their Europa League semi-final first-leg tie in Villarreal, a game which you can listen live to on talkSPORT.The Belgium international has not featured for the club since the 3-2 defeat at Southampton on March 20 after sustaining a knee injury training with the international side, but the German boss has called him up for Thursday’s clash due to his lack of striking options.Daniel Sturridge and Roberto Firmino are ahead of the Belgium international in the pecking order, meaning the best he can expect is a place on the bench, but Benteke’s return is a boost as the in-form Divock Origi is out for up to six weeks.Liverpool’s other injured striker Danny Ings, who has been out since October with a cruciate knee-ligament injury, is edging closer to rejoining first-team training but is unlikely to feature this season.However, the club are awaiting the outcome of the Professional Football Compensation Committee’s decision on a valuation for Ings after they met on Tuesday.Ings joined on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer and the Clarets are entitled to compensation due to his age.They went into the tribunal looking for a record fee between £10million and £12million having reportedly had a £12million bid from Tottenham despite the player already deciding he wanted to go to Anfield.Ings gave a personal testimony to the panel and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre was scheduled to give evidence at the tribunal but he attended the reading of the Hillsborough inquest verdicts so the club’s head of legal Jonathan Bamber represented their case.last_img read more

FAMOUS DONEGAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW MAY BE CANCELLED AFTER PERMISSION STALLS

first_imgSome of the many crowds who attended last year’s Ardara Show.The 2015 Ardara Show, scheduled for August 8th, one of the key agricultural events in the county is in doubt, as permission to use the existing Sandfield Show area site has not been received.The area in question is controlled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and is a designated special area of conservation. The Ardara show has been held within the scenic area for the past three years.However, due to an independent 150 page Natura Impact Study, commissioned by the NPWS, it is recommending that the Show does not take place in the conservation area of Sheskinmore nature reserve.The Ardara show, which has taken place over three centuries, moved to Sandfield after the longstanding site near the town centre was becoming a Health and Safety issue due to the growth of the Show itself. Show Chairman, Cathal Mooney, said: “Sandfield has provided a much larger and drier area, together with separate car parking, making the area a safer place to run the show for all concerned. It has also allowed the show to expand events during the past three years making it one of the largest Shows in the county bringing in much needed revenue to the town of Ardara and the surrounding area.”The decision has been appealed to the Department of Arts, Heritage and Wildlife and the Ardara Show is awaiting a favourable outcome. “We are indebted to Minister Joe McHugh and Deputy Dinny McGinley who are working tirelessly on the Show committee’s behalf,” said secretary Tracey McGill.FAMOUS DONEGAL AGRICULTURAL SHOW MAY BE CANCELLED AFTER PERMISSION STALLS was last modified: May 19th, 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:donegalpermissionRadar Showlast_img read more

FULL-TIME IN ULSTER GAA SEMI-FINAL: DONEGAL 0-12 V DOWN 0-9

first_imgFULL-TIME IN ULSTER GAA SEMI-FINAL: DONEGAL 0-12 V DOWN 0-9 was last modified: June 23rd, 2013 by cassoscoopShare 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

WORLD’S TOP BLOGGERS HEADING TO DONEGAL

first_imgSome of the world’s top bloggers are coming to Donegal.Ireland will be trending this weekend as Fáilte Ireland provides tailor-made tours of the country for up to a hundred travel and tourism bloggers from over 15 countries who are in Ireland ahead of the TBEX Europe 2013 conference, which takes place next week in the Burlington Hotel Dublin (October 3-4th).It is anticipated these bloggers will be a major boost to Ireland’s profile as a tourism destination – and they are coming to Donegal! While the delegates are here, they will be facilitated in fully experiencing all Donegal can offer by having the opportunity to go on a number of exciting press tours developed by Fáilte Ireland with lots of photo opportunities and great story ideas.The bloggers have an action packed itinerary on their Wild Atlantic Way North West trip (#WAWNorthwest).The travel bloggers will arrive in Donegal on Monday to get a windswept experience of Donegal’s coastline starting with a boat trip around the iconic Sliabh Liag cliffs.Following a light lunch they will then have a guided tour through the Slieve League Cliffs by minibus before heading to the Glencolumcille Folk Village and on to discover Irish culture at Oideas Gael Cultural Centre. Tuesday will see the group depart from Harveys Point for the Inishowen Peninsula and a guided tour of an Grianan of Aileach Ancient Stone Fort departing Burt and driving via Buncrana and Dunree Head through Mamore Gap on to Glenevin Waterfall, Doagh Famine Village to Banba’s Crown and finishing at Malin Head.Fáilte Ireland Head of Operations, Martina Bromley today emphasised “This is a great opportunity to create a major impression to tens of millions of online followers as the TBEX delegates explore Donegal while they are here and share their experiences with the world.“Coming, as it does, against the background of The Gathering, we will be conducting our largest social media marketing campaign and press trips imaginable – to ensure that, as hundreds of travel writers are generating tens of millions of impressions online, the best possible sounds, sights and sensations from around Donegal are transmitted.“TBEX is the kind of conference every destination wants to host; we will have a captive audience of hundreds of the world’s top tourism bloggers giving us the potential to make a massive digital footprint across social media channels.”TBEX, the Travel Bloggers Exchange, is the world’s largest conference and networking event for online travel journalists and travel industry companies, with previous conferences generating some millions of online impressions. This year’s conference will bring over 600 delegates from across the globe and is an excellent opportunity for the Irish tourism industry, trade and travel brands to promote Ireland and engage with the world’s most influential travel bloggers and leading digital content creators.You can follow some of their progress and gauge their impressions by following #TBEXWORLD’S TOP BLOGGERS HEADING TO DONEGAL was last modified: September 29th, 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:bloggersdonegalTBEXlast_img read more

LESSONS NEED TO BE LEARNED FROM NURSING HOME TRAGEDY – MCCONALOGUE

first_imgDonegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue has said that important lessons need to be learned from the Nazareth House tragedy.Nine residents died at the Fahan nursing home following a suspected outbreak of influenza.A report issued today by Health Information and Quality Authority found there were some cleanliness and hygiene deficits at the facility. Deputy McConalogue said lessons must be learned from the tragedy.“The deaths of nine residents at the home at the end of March and early April was a very distressing experience for the families of the deceased and of other residents at Nazareth House and indeed for dedicated staff working there.“It is important that lessons are learned from this so that the chances of this happening anywhere again are minimised in every way possible and that the Health authorities provide the oversight and support services necessary to ensure that residents get the best possible care,” he said.Deputy McConlogue’s Fianna Fail colleague and spokesman on health issues, Billy Kelleher, said the findings are shocking. “The Minister will have to confirm without delay that the HSE will act immediately on the recommendations within the report” he said.Deputy Kelleher commented: “It is not good enough that staffing levels are so low that patient care is jeopardised in 2012. Patient care is clearly being neglected and extra nurses need to be recruited immediately. Families need reassurance that their loved ones are being cared for properly.“Proper procedures need to be put in place immediately and Minister Reilly needs to take a personal interest into making sure action is taken to prevent neglect.“Minister Reilly should also ensure that standards are maintained in all Nursing Homes across the country and should make adequate funding available to allow inspections and improvements to take place.”A spokesman for Nazareth House said they contested some of the aspects of the independent report. They said that because post mortems were not carried out on those who died, influenza could not be attributed as the sole cause of death.LESSONS NEED TO BE LEARNED FROM NURSING HOME TRAGEDY – MCCONALOGUE was last modified: May 12th, 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:FahanHIQANazareth Housereportlast_img read more

PRESTIGIOUS SEAN-NOS SINGING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO DONEGAL STUDENT

first_imgHelena Nic Laifearataigh, Manager of a n tSeanbheairic presents the scholarshiop to Patricia Nic Ruairí. Also in the picture is the Mac Ruairí FamilyThe first ever Scoláireacht Éamoinn Ghráinne (the Éamonn Ghráinne Scholarship), a sean-nós singing scholarship in memory of the late Éamonn ‘Ghráinne’ Mac Ruairí of Tory island and Falcarragh has being awarded to his daughter Patricia. At a special ceremony at An tSean Bheairic last weekend, Helena Nic Laifeartaigh, the manager of an tSean Bheairic, the arts and cultural centre in Falcarragh, presented Patricia with the prestigious scholarship in front of a large crowd of local dignitaries and traditional artists and singers.As part of the scholarship, Patricia, a respected singer in her own right, will take up the position of sean-nós singer in residence in the arts and cultural venue over an eight month period. She will be tasked with developing and nurturing the rich sean-nós singing tradition of the area and delivering a comprehensive programme of sean-nós singing activities, with a particular focus on transmitting this ornate and beautiful tradition to the next generation.Speaking at the event, Patricia Nic Ruairí said she hoped the award would allow her to develop the valuable tradition her father loved.She also said she would try and ensure the project would do justice to the memory of her father and to the as the rich musical legacy he left behind.“Hopefully, we can play a small part in the regeneration of the sean-nós singing tradition in Cloughaneely, particularly amongst young people. My father always believed the tradition would stay alive and flourish if it was passed on to the younger generation”. The scholarship was initiated by an tSean Bheairic in memory of Patricia’s late father, Éamonn ‘Ghráinne’ Mac Ruairí of Tory Island and Falcarragh.Éamonn was a highly esteemed singer, musician and folklorist who is recognised internationally as one of the finest exponents of the rich musical and cultural heritage of Tory Island as well as being acknowledged as one of the masters of the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition.He left an indelible mark on the singing tradition of the Donegal Gaeltacht and he greatly contributed to the strong sense of identity and historical continuity of the Tory Island community. His family is also steeped in that tradition and all three generations of the family has produced accomplished sean-nós singers.The Sean Bheairic committee felt it was highly appropriate and fitting that a member of the Mac Ruairí family should receive the inaugural scholarship. Josie Doohan, the chairman of an tSean Bheairic, commenting on the awarding of the scholarship to Patricia, had this to say,“Patricia, like her father, is steeped in the musical heritage of Tory Island and Cloughaneely and has a deep understanding of the importance of sean-nós singing and the rich musical heritage of the area. “She also understands how important it is that this beautiful art form be handed down to the next generation, something her father always advocated. It is, therefore our privilege to announce Patricia as the first recipient of the scholarship”.An tSean Bheairic, with the support of Ealaín na Gaeltachta, felt it was important to remember Éamonn, to build on the legacy he left behind and to help promote the traditional arts in the region.Last June, they organised the inaugural Corn Éamoinn Ghráinne, a sean-nós singing competition in memory of Éamonn. The competition proved to be a huge success garnering huge support throughout the Gaeltacht and culminating in a packed auditorium for the final. The committee felt it was important to build on this momentum and it was from this seed that the idea of a scholarship took hold.Speaking of the importance of the initiative, Micheál Mac Aoidh of Ealaín na Gaeltachta, the organisation who are sponsoring the scholarship, said, “It is a great honour to be able to offer this important scholarship and to honour the memory of one of the finest singers to come out of the Donegal Gaeltacht. It is also important that the traditional arts are fostered and developed in this area. This scholarship can play a small but important role in achieving that goal” One of Patricia’s first duties as the sean-nós signer in residence was to announce the launch of a programme of sean-nós singing classes for children between 7 and 12 years old. The classes commence in November and will run until April, 2014.This eight month course will ensure the young participants gain a solid grounding in sean-nós singing and are able to master the basic forms. Some of the top sean-nós singers in the county will be invited to be guest tutors on the programme and the children will be given opportunities to perform in public.The programme builds on the success of last year’s introduction course for young people where over 20 children participated. As well as the sean-nós singing classes, Patricia hopes to initiate a number of other events and projects that will bring sean-nós singing to a wider audience.PRESTIGIOUS SEAN-NOS SINGING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDED TO DONEGAL STUDENT was last modified: October 29th, 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)last_img read more

Juve linked with Willian and Stoke reportedly want Blues youngsters

first_imgWillian is the latest Chelsea player Juventus are reported to be interested in signing.Juve have been linked with Oscar and more recently Mohamed Salah amid speculation that the Blues could part with a player in exchange for Paul Pogba.The Daily Mirror now say Willian is also a target for the Italian club.Willian is the latest Chelsea player to be linked with JuventusThe Sun reports that Stoke want Victor Moses, Patrick Bamford or Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan from Chelsea as well as £8m for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic.Moses was on loan at Stoke last season, while youngsters Bamford and Loftus-Cheek have attracted interest from a number of clubs. Related West London Sport story: Boro keen on Loftus-Cheek loan deal (18 June)Baba Rahman’s agent has been trying to drum up interest among top English clubs in the Augsburg left-back.Chelsea have been duly linked with him and there have been several reports that Manchester City and Arsenal are also interested, including in the Daily Express.Chelsea have also been linked with Stuttgart’s Antonio Rudiger, but according to German media reports the defender would prefer to stay in the Bundesliga and join Wolfsburg.Meanwhile, the Mirror and the Daily Mail pick up on yesterday’s news that QPR have moved closer to signing Ravel Morrison.Related West London Sport story: QPR move closer to signing MorrisonFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more