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GRA donates 2 boats, engines to hinterland residents

first_imgResidents in riverain and far-flung hinterland communities will soon benefit from two boats and engines which were donated to the Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Ministry to assist in meeting the residents’ transportation needs.The 250-foot long vessels and 70 horsepower outboard engines were presented to Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock, by the Guyana Revenue Authority on Wednesday at the Marine Police wharf, Ruimveldt.The donated vessels will be distributed to those Indigenous communities that have pressing transportation issues. “…We intend to make good use of this equipment, of course after we would have had a discussion with the most needed communities in those areas and we know that transportation is of great importance to our hinterland communities,” Minister Allicock said.According to the Department of Public Information (DPI), the Minister said consideration will also be given to residents in communities along the Berbice and Demerara Rivers and Region One (Barima-Waini) who are in dire need of assistance to transport their produce from the farms to the markets.This is the first of several transport vessels that will be handed over to hinterland communities in 2018. Some six villages will receive outboard engines and 10 villages will receive grants to build boats. Moreover, four ATVs will be bought in 2018 to serve communities in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) and Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo).last_img read more

Wildcat video fire started in office

first_imgThe Dawson Creek Fire Department has finished its investigation of the massive fire that all but destroyed a landmark building in the city.Investigators have determined the fire was caused by an electrical component in the office of the Wildcat Video store, says Fire Chief Gordon “Shorty” Smith.- Advertisement -Smith says there were two or three computers, along with a printer and an external hard drive all in one area of the office, which may have caused one of them to short out and lead to the fire.The fire raged for several hours at the building on 10 St. and 103 Ave. last Wednesday before firefighters were able to get it under control.No one was hurt in the fire and Smith says the next step is for the insurance companies to take care of the cleanup of the site.last_img read more

Quirky store goes on record

first_imgPASADENA – Poo-Bah Record Shop, the counterculture legend established literally underground in Old Pasadena so long ago the neighborhood was almost young, has entered a new era with its own record label. Now in its fourth location, far from Old Pas in the newly hip Lamanda Park neighborhood on East Colorado Boulevard, the store has long been known for its unique selection and its willfully uncheery clerks, obscure-band cynics decades before their brethren in the record-store novel and film “High Fidelity.” In an MP3 age, the store still carries plenty of vinyl LPs along with artist-distributed, hand-numbered cassettes and mainstream CDs from cool but successful outfits such as the latest Arcade Fire. Unlike some hippie-born establishments, the store has a strong African-American and jazz-buff clientele, and bins are filled with works by lesser- known hip-hop producers such as J Dilla along with chart-topping artists like Jay-Z. Now the Poo-Bah record label, launched quietly in 2004, is starting to pick up speed, said owner Ron Stivers, 34. Earlier releases were limited to runs of 300; new releases are larger and more frequent. A thousand copies of Dennis Duck’s “Dennis Duck Goes Disco” LP and CD were distributed in January, followed by 600 of TAKE’s Took One 10-inch vinyl record Tuesday. Duck is the stage name for Pasadenan Dennis Mehaffey, a leader of the cult favorite band Human Hands, which just finished a national tour with Latino satirist and showman El Vez. Poo-Bah held a record-release party, its “first really big show,” complete with live silk-screening at the L.A.C.E. Gallery in mid-January, Stivers said. Also in the works is a joint release with the Los Angeles Free Music Society and the city of Pasadena in April or May. patricia.ho@sgvn.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4586 160Want 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

Martin Atkinson cost Chelsea with worst refereeing performance off all time

first_imgMartin Atkinson produced arguably the worst refereeing performance in Premier League history at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.That is the view of former referees’ chief Keith Hackett after seeing Atkinson get a host of major calls wrong in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Burnley.A furious Jose Mourinho highlighted four incidents which he believed changed the course of the game in his post-match interviews, including a ‘criminal’ foul from Ashley Barnes on Nemanja Matic that went unpunished and led to the Serbian being sent off, and two dismissed penalty appeals.And Hackett says the Blues boss, who also felt Atkinson should have taken disciplinary action against Barnes for a challenge on Branislav Ivanovic, had every right to feel aggrieved with the man in the middle.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Hackett, who writes a popular ‘You are the Ref’ blog, said: “Atkinson was very, very poor. I’ve asked the question on our website: ‘was that the worst refereeing performance that we have ever seen in the Premier League?’“I think he was fatigued. He had Schalke v Real Madrid, a big Champions League game, in midweek and he shouldn’t have been out on Saturday for a game of that nature.“Mourinho was correct. Four major decisions in that game Atkinson got wrong and of course the major one was Barnes and that horrendous challenge [on Matic]. That is what referees are getting paid for, that’s what a professional referee should be able to detect and punish.“I can’t recall such a bad performance. Earlier in the season Atkinson had a poor performance of a similar nature, but this one topped it.”last_img read more

Jobs: Social Media, Content and IT/Admin vacancies at Magee 1866

first_imgJob Vacancies: Magee 1866 are now seeking candidates for a number of positions in Donegal Town – Content ManagerSocial Media Manager IT/Admin Support AssistantMagee was established in 1866. We specialise in luxury design, weaving and tailoring. Our collections for men, women and home encompass our unique heritage with a contemporary twist. We have the following vacancies – all full-time and based at our premises in Donegal Town. CONTENT MANAGERThe successful applicant will have responsibility for content creation and management across several platforms.   A minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role is essential.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES :Responsible for creating an excellent user experience aiming to increase sales.Develop and upload creative content whilst ensuring that the on-line brand message is consistent with other platforms.Create and execute email campaigns including landing pages to increase traffic and conversion and optimize email campaign performance through A/B testing and segmentation.Troubleshoot code and technical issues affecting content display.Ensure web content is search engine optimized and aligned with the company marketing strategy.Manage A/B testing of the marketing placements across the websites, including the test strategy, segmentation, results, analysis and recommendation.KEY REQUIREMENTS :Meticulous attention to detail, both with the written word and imagery plus the ability to write creative descriptions for product and the overall site. Proficiency with SEM tools and platforms (e.g. Google Search Console, Google Analytics, Bing Webmaster, Google Adwords, etc.).Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS with experience in Responsive design.SEO experience. Graphics skills, ie Photoshop and Illustrator.Interest in fashion would be a distinct advantage as would the ability to suggest styling options.Energy, enthusiasm, imagination and innovation plus a can-do proactive approach combined with high energy levels. SOCIAL MEDIA ASSISTANTThe ideal candidate will have a knowledge and understanding of how social media platforms work and their role in today’s commercial world with a minimum of 2 – 3 years’ experience in a commercial, creative, social media or marketing role.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:Create and manage the social media plan for all social channels within set budgets.Work with Marketing and E-Commerce teams to create relevant and engaging content in keeping with the brand ethos and linked with online and in-store marketing. Clearly identify and communicate social media requirements for each campaign brief.Produce regular social media reports for internal circulation and if appropriate, make relevant improvements for future campaigns.Creation of visual content including photography and video for use across all social media platforms.KEY REQUIREMENTS:Excellent planning and organisational skills with experience in managing multiple projects.Excellent photography, videography, verbal and written communication skills.Graphic skills would be beneficial. Genuine passion and interest in high quality menswear, womenswear and home accessories.Experience in reporting on social media stats – particularly on engagement and reach and conducting competitor analysis.Passionate, dynamic, enthusiastic with a can-do proactive approach combined with high energy levels.Ability to identify when to work in an autonomous way and when to seek additional support plus the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external teams.IT/ADMIN SUPPORT ASSISTANTThe ideal candidate will be a quick learner, enthusiastic, willing to take instruction but also able to work on their own initiative. Full training will be provided for this role.KEY RESPONSIBILITIESDaily support to the IT Manager and the Retail Head Office to cover all aspects of the business in various locations. Maintenance of Retail EPOS stock system including product set-up, stock receipts and barcoding.  This is a data entry task so accuracy is essential.Magee B2B system, including updating stock and customer details. KEY REQUIREMENTS An interest in technology.Knowledge of Microsoft Excel.Exceptional accuracy for all data entry elements of the role.Excellent numeracy skills.The ability to multi-task and prioritise at peak times.Enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.If you wish to apply for any of the above vacancies, please submit your cv to Ann Harley – aharley@magee1866.com.Jobs: Social Media, Content and IT/Admin vacancies at Magee 1866 was last modified: November 27th, 2018 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:CONTENT MANAGERDonegal TownIT/ADMIN SUPPORT ASSISTANTjobsmagee 1866social media managerlast_img read more


first_img2013LeagueWinnersRoartySouth West Donegal Darts League2013 League FinalBig Francies 2 Roartys 5 Roartys completed the treble for the second year running with this 5-2 win over Big Francies. John McGinley/Kieran Carr opened their account with a 2-0 win over John D Gallagher/John Murphy with John finishing tops and Kieran finishing eighteens. Dermot McGuire/Antony Gallagher also won 2-0 by beating Mike Naulty/Antony Gallagher double five by Dermot and double ten by Antony were the game winners. Michael Naulty/Kieran Gallagher put Big Francies on the board with a 2-0 victory over JP Byrne/Michael Byrne double sixteen in the first and 118 in the second by Michael where the finishes.John McGinley put Roartys 3-1 up after a battle with John Murphy, Murphy won the first on double four, John Con also hit double four followed by a 75 outshot to go 2-1 up, Murphy took the game to a tie breaker with a 78 checkout and in the decider a double eighteen finish won it for the Roartys. Dermot McGuire had a 3-0 win over John Damien Gallagher to put Roartys 4-1 up double eight, tops and five were the doubles he took out. Michael Naulty got the Ardara sides second and last game of the night following his 3-1 win over Kieran Carr double tops and a 120 finish put him 2-0 up a double five finish got Kieran back in the match but a double ten finish won the match for Michael. Anthony Gallagher overcame Mike Naulty 3-1 to get the match winning point for Roartys double tops and a 180 in the first and a double eight in the second put him 2-0 up, Mike hit back with a double ten finish but the final darts of the league season where from Anthony as he hit tops to seal the treble. The remaining games were Michael Byrne v Kieran Gallagher and JP Byrne v Anthony Gallagher. 2013 B FinalGlenhead 4 O’Donnell’s 5O’Donnell’s are the B cup champions for the third time following this hard fought win over The Glenhead in the curtain raiser to the league final in The Cope House. Rory’s won the first two doubles with Andrew Gillespie/David Kennedy beating Jason Cunnea/Jamie McNern 2-0 with David finishing the two legs on double ten. Josie Gillespie/Jamesie Boyle beat Barr Carr and Ryan McNern 2-1, Josie finished double three and tops while Barry took out double seven in the first leg. Hugh Doherty/Kenneth Byrne had a 2-0 win over John Gallagher/Damien McBrearty double four and double two checkouts by Hugh put the Glenhead on the board.Andrew Gillespie had a hard fought win over Ryan McNern who came from 2-0 down in a very entertaining match, 118 and double eight checkouts put Andrew 2-0 the first in 15 darts up but 58 and double four checkouts forced a deciding match and Andrew took out on tops to win it, Ryan missed darts to tie up the match. Barry Carr won the next match for the Cashel side with a 3-1 win against Damien McBrearty, double six, eight and four where the checkouts for Barry while tops was Damien’s finish. On paper the next game was billed the match of the night and did not disappoint with John Gallagher beating Hugh Doherty 3-1, Hugh won the first with a 72 checkout but some great darts in the next legs won the match for Menchia, double eight, four and 97 checkouts and a 17 dart final leg put O’Donnell’s 4-2 up.Jason Cunnea started the Glenhead comeback with a 3-0 win over Josie Gillespie, two double two and a double ten finish sealed a steady performance by Jason. Jamie McNern set up a deciding match who he also had a 3-0 win his opponent was David Kennedy, double seven, two and tops where his finishes. In the winner takes all match Jamesie Boyle was the match winner with a 3-2 win against Kenneth Byrne in a match that could have went either way, Kenneth won the first leg on double fourteen, Boyle made it 1-1 with a double eight, a 180 helped Kenneth to win the third leg with Jamesie tying it up with a double fifteen followed by a double eight to seal the win for O’Donnell’s in a very entertaining match!2013 Season Stats:League Winners: Roartys Runners up: Big FranciesShield Winners: RoartysRunners up: Kilcar HouseCup Winners: Roartys Runners up: Cope HousePlayer of the Year: Michael Naulty (Big Francies)Highest Checkout (157): Anthony Gallagher (Roartys)Least Darts (12): Dermot McGuire (Roartys)Most 180’s (7): Andrew Gillespie (O’Donnell’s)Full list of player stats are on the website.Visit our website for more about our league on www.donegaldarts.comFollow us on Facebook @ South West Donegal Darts or on our new Twitter account @swddlPhotos:Roartys 2013 League WinnersO’Donnell’s 2013 B Cup WinnersGlenhead 2013 B Cup Runners upMost 180’s Andrew Gillespie (7) with league PRO James ByrneHighest check-out Antony Gallagher (157) with league treasurer Declan McGettiganLeast Darts Dermot McGuire (12) with league treasurer Declan McGettiganGLENHEAD TEAMO’DONNELL’S – B WINNERSDARTS: SOUTH WEST DARTS LEAGUE ROUND-UP – ROARTYS WIN 2013 LEAGUE FINAL was last modified: April 15th, 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:DARTS: SOUTH WEST DARTS LEAGUE ROUND-UP – ROARTYS WIN 2013 LEAGUE FINALlast_img read more


first_imgYOU can’t beat the Cúl Camps for good honest fun.And they are taking place at most GAA clubs across Co Donegal this summer.Here Gabrielle Gallagher captured the fun and the fitness on day one of the Cúl Camp at St Mary’s GAA club in Convoy. PICTURE SPECIAL: WHY IT’S SO CÚL TO BE AT ST MARY’S CONVOY GAA CLUB was last modified: July 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:convoydonegalGAA Cul CampsSt Mary’s GAA clublast_img read more

Hugunin And Saubert Named To STATS All-America Team

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University football’s John Hugunin (Oswego, Ill.) and Eric Saubert (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) were named third team STATS FCS All-America on Tuesday. Hugunin claimed the fourth All-Pioneer Football League (PFL) accolade of his career and his second first team honor earlier this month. The fifth-year senior linebacker set a PFL record with nine forced fumbles while leading the Bulldogs with 116 tackles, ranking 20th in the nation, to go with 15 tackles for loss. Saubert, a senior tight end, garnered first team All-PFL honors as he led the Bulldogs in receiving with 55 catches for 580 yards and seven touchdowns. Also joining Hugunin and Saubert on the STATS FCS All-America Teams from the PFL was junior defensive back Donald Payne of Stetson. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more


first_imgA woman who helped build a playground in honour of her late husband has been forced to close it because of vandals.Rathmullan playground has been closed on health and safety grounds. Pic courtesy of www.rathmullan.netMally Standford donated €40,000 to help build the beautiful play area used by thousands of children each year close to Rathmullan Beach.Mally, who lives at the nearby Coastguard Station, donated the nest egg to help build the state-of-the-art playground which opened in 2007. But now Mally and other volunteers have been forced to lock the facility on health and safety grounds because of damage to the area.Two of the play items have been left broken and damage has also been caused to a fence.Mally is now appealing to the local community to help safeguard the play area as she and other volunteers work to get it reopened.“We had to close it on health and safety grounds because of the vandalism which was caused to it. “We don’t want children hurting themselves and to have it on our conscience.“The county council have been wonderful and we’re hoping to have it open again shortly.“But it simply cannot open in its present condition and we would appeal to the local community to protect what is their play area,” she said.Originally a play area costing €80,000 was to be located at Rathmullan until Mally helped upgrade it to a ‘Rolls Royce’ facility with a donation of €40,000.Mally’s donation came after the death of her husband Bob in a car crash. She praised the council for their help and upkeep of the facility but stressed that it was now up to the local community to lay a more active part.“This is a wonderful facility and we should all be very proud of what we have.“When I see young children running from their cars with their families to get into the playground, I just get such a joy.“But we have to ensure that it is respected and that older teenagers who have been entering it when it is closed think of the harm they are doing,” she said. VANDALS FORCE WOMAN TO SHUT PLAYGROUND OPENED IN HUSBAND’S HONOUR was last modified: September 26th, 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:closedMally StandfordRathmullan playgroundlast_img read more

West Donegal Priest charged with drink-driving

first_imgA West Donegal priest has appeared in court charged with drink driving.Fr Denis Quinn is accused of drink driving at Main Street in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on March 29th, 2014. The address of the accused was given as Parochial House, Falcarragh.Fr Quinn was represented in court by solicitor Sean Canon.Mr Canon conducted the case in Irish with Judge Paul Kelly.The case was adjourned until 20th December.West Donegal Priest charged with drink-driving was last modified: September 20th, 2017 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:courtdonegaldrink drivingFalcarraghFr Denis Quinnlast_img read more