Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson this is NOT ok @LewisHamilton get with the times…. pic.twitter.com/qZS22KuQ3e— Pride UK (@itsPrideUK) December 26, 2017FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “Boys don’t wear princess dresses”, eh, Lewis Hamilton?Wrong. Boys wear whatever they want. Girls wear whatever they want. Boys can be princesses. Dresses aren’t shameful.Go stick your toxic masculinity up your arse.— Penny Gift 🎁 (@pennygotch) December 26, 2017He has since issued an apology via Twitter.Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post. I meant no harm and did not mean to offend anyone at all. I love that my nephew feels free to express himself as we all should.— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) December 26, 2017 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lewis Hamilton literally filmed himself yelling at a tiny child for wearing a dress, and published it to mock said child. The harmful reality of absurd gender norms is they create an inter generational culture of bullying, rigorous conformity to bs rules, and sexist expectations.— Miriam Brett (@MiriamBrett) December 26, 2017ADVERTISEMENT Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals My deepest apologies for my behaviour as I realise it is really not acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalise or stereotype anyone.— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) December 26, 2017 Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games, testing reform limits Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES (Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN/AP)Lewis Hamilton has apologized for “inappropriate words” he said to his nephew who wore a princess dress for Christmas.In an Instagram story, the F1 champion tells the boy, “I’m so sad right now. Look at my nephew. Why are you wearing a princess dress? Is this what you got for Christmas? Why did you ask for a princess dress for Christmas? Boys don’t wear princess dresses!”ADVERTISEMENT This is horrible. Children should feel safe to be themselves around family, not attacked for it. Lewis Hamilton might want to spend some time on that private jet thinking about his fragile masculinity. https://t.co/a1Iahn0ARI— Benjamin Butterworth 🎄 (@benjaminbutter) December 26, 2017 Hamilton has faced a backlash from the video, with netizens calling him out on imposing gender norms and perpetuating a culture of “toxic masculinity” and bullying. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lewis Hamilton’s apology would be more meaningful if he didn’t ‘like’ all the ‘you’ve nothing to apologise for’ replies. We see you sis, we have receipts. pic.twitter.com/UsTW6PxaXv— Coral DeVille OBE (@CoralDeVille) December 26, 2017According to Christia Spears Brown, an associate professor at the University of Kentucky, children only start choosing sex-specific toys after they learn about gender, reports The Guardian.Hamilton has also drawn flak this year after being implicated in the Paradise Papers, which reveal that he has avoided taxes in the use of his private jet. /raRELATED STORIES:F1 champion Hamilton avoided taxes on luxury jet – leaked docs2017 F1 champion Lewis Hamilton given “Guard of Honor” welcome MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. I have always been in support of anyone living their life exactly how they wish and I hope I can be forgiven for this lapse in judgement.— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) December 26, 2017“Yesterday I was playing around with my nephew and realised that my words were inappropriate so I removed the post. I meant no harm and did not mean to offend anyone at all. I love that my nephew feels free to express himself as we all should.“My deepest apologies for my behaviour as I realise it is really not acceptable for anyone, no matter where you are from, to marginalise or stereotype anyone.“I have always been in support of anyone living their life exactly how they wish and I hope I can be forgiven for this lapse in judgement.”However, a Twitter user pointed out that the apology might have been insincere as Hamilton had been liking tweets that said he had nothing to apologize for. 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Detroit acquired Blake Griffin in a blockbuster trade this past season and that wasn’t enough to push Detroit into the playoffs. An injury to point guard Reggie Jackson derailed what looked like a promising season. If healthy, the Pistons do potentially have an intriguing nucleus with Griffin, Jackson and Andre Drummond.“In our meetings he displayed great insight into what this roster can accomplish, and great passion about our city and the team’s role in bringing people together,” Gores said. “He’s an outstanding man with impressive character. He embodies our culture and will be a great representative for our franchise.”The 61-year-old Casey is getting his third shot to lead an NBA team.He coached the Minnesota Timberwolves for a little more than one season, going 53-69. He also has experience in the league as an assistant with Dallas and Seattle.Casey, who is from Morganfield, Kentucky, played for the Wildcats and helped them win the 1978 NCAA title and began his coaching career the next year as a graduate assistant under Joe B. Hall. He later back to campus to work as an assistant for Eddie Sutton. He has five years of coaching experience in Japan and has spent time around the game in Europe.Under Casey, the Raptors won four Atlantic Division titles and advanced to the playoffs in five consecutive seasons. But Toronto couldn’t get past Cleveland, losing to LeBron James and the Cavs in each of the past three playoffs, getting swept this year and last year.Detroit moved into a new downtown arena last season, but with the exception of some brief success after trading for Griffin, the team didn’t create much buzz. The Pistons are still looking to hire someone to head basketball operation. They did bring in Ed Stefanski as a senior executive.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next FILE – In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey gestures during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Cleveland. Two people familiar with the situation say the Detroit Pistons have agreed to a five-year contract with coach Dwane Casey. The people spoke Monday morning, June 11, 2018, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)DETROIT — Dwane Casey lost his job in Toronto because the Raptors wanted to advance further in the playoffs.In Detroit, it would be an accomplishment if Casey can simply get the Pistons into the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Strong finish In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ The Pistons hired the NBA coach of the year finalist Monday, hoping he can help the three-time NBA championship franchise regularly reach the postseason and eventually compete again for titles.“Dwane is one of the most successful and highly respected coaches in our league,” Pistons owner Tom Gores said. “He’s a great communicator and a leader who will connect with our players and accelerate their growth. Having spent many hours with Dwane over the last few weeks, I’m confident he is the right person to get us to the next level.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownA month after being fired by the Raptors , Casey agreed to a five-year deal to become head coach of the Pistons, two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Monday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the move, which was first reported by ESPN.Casey led Toronto to a team-record 59 wins this year and helped the franchise earn the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the first time, a performance that won him coach of the year honors from his peers at the National Basketball Coaches Association. He had one year remaining on a three-year, $18 million dollar extension when he was fired shortly after Toronto was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was 320-238 in seven seasons and is Toronto’s winningest coach. The Pistons said Casey has already started work, including meetings with players, and will be introduced at a news conference next week.Detroit had been looking for a coach for more than month since firing Stan Van Gundy , who was also its president of basketball operations. Michigan coach John Beilein was a finalist for the job before withdrawing his name from consideration last week and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ime Udoka also was a candidate.“I’m confident that this team has the pieces in place to compete at a very high level,” Casey said. “There is a lot of talent, a solid core and some exciting young players eager to get better. We’re getting to work right away on the things that will make us all successful.”Casey certainly has work to do.The Pistons have made the playoffs only once in nine years after advancing at least to the Eastern Conference finals six straight years, winning the 2004 NBA title and falling a victory short of repeating as champions in 2005. They do not appear to have much flexibility to make significant changes this offseason.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments
Councilwoman Tela Millsap said she believes the rating went up because the report for the last rating in 2001 had shown that the city had five fire stations. In a 2001 memo to the council, then-fire Chief Robert Nelson stated that additional fire stations had been opened. But those buildings really weren’t stations, said Millsap, who had just come onto the council at the time. “I’ve been by them,” Millsap said. “They’re shacks. “It’s better to have an honest five than a questionable three.” The Fire Department no longer uses those buildings. The city has a split rating with areas located beyond 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant receiving a class nine rating. Insurance companies can use these ratings to determine risk in whether to sell insurance or how much to charge. Still, even with the change, insurance rates won’t necessarily increase, said Mike Delgado, a State Farm insurance agent. “It’s significant, but from a practical standpoint, we want to go and look at the property,” Delgado said. “They’re waving an entire number over the city of La Habra Heights.” Delgado said insurance companies look at three elements when deciding whether to insure or how much to charge. First is type of roof. Second is access for emergency equipment, and the third is the amount of clearance on the property. The rates don’t become final for a year, and officials for the city and the La Habra Heights Water District say they believe there may be some factual errors in the ISO report. Mike Gualtieri, water district general manager, said he was surprised by reduction in the rating for the water component. “All we’ve done is make improvements since 2001,” Gualtieri said. ISO evaluates all areas of the Fire Department, including receiving and handling alarms, manpower, equipment and training. It also evaluates the water supply system, including water pressure and condition of hydrants. email@example.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA HEIGHTS – A national insurance rating firm has downgraded its rating of La Habra Heights’ fire services, including water supply, in part because the last rating in 2001 was based on inaccurate information. The Chicago-based Insurance Services Office, which sets a national standard for fire departments, has decreased the city’s rating from a class three to a class five. Those areas located beyond 1,000 feet of a fire hydrant continue to receive a class nine rating. Insurance companies can use these ratings to determine risk in whether to sell insurance or how much to charge. Class one represents exemplary fire protection and Class 10 indicates that the community’s fire suppression program does not meet ISO’s minimum criteria, according to Mike Waters, vice president of ISO’s Risk Decision Services Department.
The man, identified as Warren Johnny, has been remanded until January 6, 2020. He has been charged with Drive while Prohibited CCC (Criminal Code of Canada) x 2, Possess firearm while prohibited x 2, Possess firearm without license/registration x 2, Fail to Comply with Probation Order, Possess firearm with a defaced serial number, Fail to Comply with Judicial UTA.Advertisement “We have a great team here in Fort St John,” said Inspector Anthony Hanson. “The proactive efforts by our keen-eyed officer enabled us to remove this driver and weapon from the road, making our community safer this Christmas.” Prior to frontline officers attending to transport the man to the detachment, the CRU officer searched the man and located a loaded pistol magazine, contrary to the man’s existing conditions. Wednesday, December 18, 2019, at 1:30 pm, the CRU officer conducted a traffic stop with the driver, confirming the driver’s identity and subsequently arresting him for driving while prohibited. – Advertisement -CRU officers searched the car, locating evidence consistent with drug trafficking, a knife and a pistol in the trunk, all contrary to the drivers existing conditions. Johnny is facing an additional charge of Drive while Prohibited CCC from December 17 as well as Fail to Comply with Probation Order from December 13, 2019 FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A Fort St John RCMP plain clothes Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) officer, in an unmarked police vehicle, was in the area of 101st Ave and 105th St when he observed a man driving a car, who the officer knew to be a prohibited driver.
DONEGAL County Council officials have decided to keep an internal report into the workings of a controversial scheme secret.The Council paid One Sigma Limited a further €90 to review its Whole System of Work (WSW) on top of close to €4M paid to it and associated companies.The 17-year project was brought in to help the council run better. But the Council says it doesn’t want to release its internal review in case it prejudices the job of an outside company which the council wants to also review the project.Councillors were asked to today to approve an external audit which will now go out to tender. COUNCIL KEEPS REPORT INTO CONSULTANTS’ €4M WORK SECRET was last modified: June 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
ALL A-BOARD AT FANAD TODAYA fantastic day today at Adventure One Surf School up in beautiful Fanad.The surf was clean and in the 4-5ft range and today was day two of this week’s kid’s Summer camp.All the kids were up and riding with many now learning to turn the board! Stand Up Paddle boarding has been busy in Rathmullan today too and our Yoga/SUP session this evening is booked up.The surf for tomorrow Wed 25th of July is going to be in the 3-ft range with a light Northerly onshore breeze.So hit the beach!To book a surf or Stand Up Paddleboard lesson call Adventure One Surf School on 086 1931 747 or see our website www.adventureone.net IainGO ON…..YOU CAN DO ITADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF REPORT – SUN’S OUT AND THE FANAD SURF IS PUMPING was last modified: July 24th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ADVENTURE ONE DAILY SURF REPORT – SUN’S OUT AND THE FANAD SURF IS PUMPING
ONE of the county’s top nightclub venues has gone on the market – with an asking price of €625,000.The Limelight in Glenties sale also includes the M25 pub next door.The complex boast six bars, covers more than 10,000 sq ft and has a dance license for 1,550 people. It’s being sold on behalf of owner Declan Boyle by Property Partners in Letterkenny. TOP DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB UP FOR SALE was last modified: March 25th, 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:GlentieslimelightTOP DONEGAL NIGHTCLUB UP FOR SALE
The scene of devastation following the Real IRA bomb attack on OmaghOn August 15 1998 people were going about their business in the centre of Omagh when police started moving people away from the top of the town in response to a bomb warning.As they did, the bomb exploded to where people were being moved. Dissident terrorists had given the wrong location – and a massive bomb exploded.The mass murder sent shockwaves around the world, and cast a dark shadow over Donegal. Three of those who died where just schoolboys from Buncrana, on a day trip with Spanish students who were here staying in Donegal for the summer. A 12-year-old Spanish boy staying in Buncrana and one of the Spanish tutors also died. Nine children lost their lives that day.Later oday Seamus Daly will be charged with their murders. In Court today the names of each will be read out.Here’s who they are: James Barker (12), from Buncrana. James’ family had only moved to Buncrana from England a year before the bombing. James was one of three boys from Buncrana to die in the explosion.Sean McLaughlin (12), from Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Sean was an altar boy at the local church, St Michael’s Oratory. The McLaughlin family lived just a few doors away from the Doherty family who also lost a son in the explosion. Sean was one of three boys from Buncrana to die in the explosion.Oran Doherty (8), from Buncrana. Oran was one of three boys from Buncrana to die in the explosion. His family said that he had been looking forward to going to Omagh all week.Fernando Blasco Baselga (12), from Madrida, Spain. Fernando was a Spanish student who was one of a group taking part in a student exchange programme to Buncrana. He was from Madrid. His parents travelled to Omagh to bring home his body. The Spanish ambassador also travelled to Ireland to help with the arrangements.Rocio Abad Ramos (23), from Madrid, Spain. Rocia was a Spanish group leader who was taking part in a student exchange programme to Buncrana, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland. Rocio Abad was on her fifth trip to Ireland. She was the leader of the exchange group and was helping supervise the Spanish children on a day trip to Omagh as part of their language course. She had been due to be married soon after the bombing.Geraldine Breslin (43), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Geraldine was killed after she had left Watterson’s clothes shop where she was employed. She was a close friend of Anne McComber who was also killed.Deborah Anne Cartwright (20), from Birchwood, Omagh, County Tyrone.Gareth Conway (18), from Carrickmore. Gareth was about to enrol in an engineering course at the University of Ulster at Magee when he was killed. His father Mickey played handball at All-Ireland level and he and his wife Marie have another two sons and three daughters.Breda Devine (20 months), from Donemana, County Tyrone. Breda was taken by her mother Tracey (27) her into Omagh to shop for a wedding gift. Tracey Devine was seriously injured after suffering 60 per cent burns.Aidan Gallagher (21), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Aidan Gallagher had gone to Watterson’s shop to buy some clothes. He had studied car bodywork at Portadown College and spent two years building up his own firm. He would normally have been working on a Saturday afternoon but changed his plans and decided to go into town with a friend instead. His friend was badly injured. Aidan was the only son of the Gallagher family.Esther Gibson (36), from Beragh, County Tyrone. Esther came from a large family, she was the eldest of five girls and six boys who grew up on a farm outside Beragh. She had worked in Desmonds clothing factory for 15 years and was a Sunday school teacher. Her uncle was Oliver Gibson, the DUP assembly member for West Tyrone. She was due to be married the next July.Mary Grimes (65), from Beragh, County Tyrone. Mother of Avril Monaghan (30), and grandmother of Maura Monaghan (18 months) who were also killed in the explosion. Mary Grimes was a mother of 12. She was born in County Cork, and she was a former maternity nurse. She was on a trip to Omagh to celebrate her birthday.Olive Hawkes (60), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Julia Hughes (21), Omagh, County Tyrone. Julia was studying at Dundee University but had returned to Omagh for the summer to find temporary employment. She was to return to Scotland next month. She was working in Image Xpress, a photo shop in the High Street in Omagh.Brenda Logue (17), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Brenda and was one of a family of five. Brenda had left her mother and grandmother in a shop to see what was happening in the street outside. She was caught by the full force of the bomb. Her mother and grandmother escaped with cuts and bruises.Anne McCombe (49), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Anne was a close friend of Geraldine Breslin who also died in the explosion. They had both worked together in Watterson’s clothes shop. Anne was a Protestant and Geraldine a Catholic but their friendship bridged the sectarian divide. Ann was married with two sons. Brian McCrory (54), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Samantha McFarland (17), Omagh, County Tyrone. Samatha was a student at Strabane Grammar School. She was killed alongside her best friend Lorraine Wilson. Seán McGrath (61), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Seán McGrath was a businessman, who was married with four children. He died in hospital on Saturday 5 September 1998. Jolene Marlow (17), from Eskra, Omagh, County Tyrone. Joelene and her sister Nicola (15) had taken their great aunt, Bernie Shaw (75), into Omagh on a shopping trip. Jolene had three brothers.Avril Monaghan (30), from Augher, County Tyrone. Avril was seven months pregnant with twins. She had four children under 7. She was in town with her 18-month-old daughter Maura and her mother, Mary Grimes, to celebrate Mary’s birthday. All three family members died in the explosion as well as the two unborn children.Maura Monaghan (18 months), from Augher, County Tyrone. Maura’s mother and grandmother were also killed. Maura was the youngest victim of the bombing.Alan Radford (16), Omagh, County Tyrone. Alan was due to get his GCSE results . Alan was in town to help his mother with the shopping. Alan’s body wasn’t identified until Sunday.Libby Rush (57), Omagh, County Tyrone. Elizabeth Rush owned a pine and canework shop next door to the Cosy Corner pub in Omagh. She had a cafe upstairs which was a popular meeting place in the town. Elizabeth was killed in her shop.Veda Short (56), from Gortaclare, Omagh, County Tyrone. Veda was another member of the staff at Watterson’s clothes shop. She was married with one son, three daughters and a grandchild.Philomena Skelton (39), from Dooish, Durmquin. On Saturday Philomena was accompanied by her husband Kevin and daughters Shauna (13), Tracey (15), and Paula (18). Her son Ray (16) was not with the family that afternoon. Philomena was caught in the explosion as her daughters tried on school uniforms. Kevin was in a neighbouring shop when the bomb exploded and escaped with light injuries.Fred White (60), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Fred had just returned home from a holiday abroad and went into the centre of the town to do some shopping. He was an office-holder in the local Omagh Ulster Unionist Association. He died alongside his son Brian (27).Bryan White (26), from Omagh, County Tyrone. Brian was killed alongside his father Fred White.Lorraine Wilson (15), Omagh, County Tyrone. Lorraine was working with her best friend Samantha McFarland in the charity shop run by Oxfam in Omagh. They were evacuated and left the building together. They walked into the area where the bomb exploded.BOMB CHARGES: THE SHOCKING TOLL OF OMAGH BOMB AND THE INNOCENT PEOPLE WHO DIED was last modified: April 11th, 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:buncranadonegallist of victimsOmagh bomb
Independent candidate Michael McBride, has called for constituents in the Letterkenny -Milford electoral area, to use their vote wisely, and make themselves heard. Michael McBride has urged constituents in the Letterkenny-Milford area to use their vote and make their voice heard.McBride, a current sitting councillor, has gained a lot of support for his stance against election posters in this current campaign.McBride opted to run a NO POSTER election campaign, which drew praise from many quarters, who see them as a waste of money, a safety hazard and an eyesore to our scenic county. However, with just four days to go until voters go to the polling stations, McBride has urged voters to make their vote count.McBride told Donegal Daily, “I would urge all voters in the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area to use their vote this coming Friday, and make their voice heard.“One thing that has struck me more than any other whilst canvassing is the enormous amount of anger and disappointment amongst the electorate, and a feeling that the Government is failing the people of Donegal.“My constituents are making it very clear to me that they are being pushed to the limit of what they can bear financially and, as other candidates have noted, there is enormous concern about the forthcoming water charges, with many people feeling that this will be an added financial burden that they simply will not be able to meet. McBride pointed out that whilst decisions on issues such as these are taken in Dáil Éireann at a national level, it is also true that all politics is local, and that it is at a local level where people can make their feelings known.According to McBride, the forthcoming local elections are of paramount importance, as they will provide the people of the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area, and Donegal in general, with their first opportunity to give their verdict on this Government’s policies, decisions and performance.McBride continued, “It is no good complaining about the Government’s decisions and then voting in Government party candidates.“If voters are unhappy then they should choose a real alternative, and I believe that Independent candidates offer that alternative.“It is time for people to give their verdict and make their views known. “I would ask people to remember that every vote counts; and it is important that people come out on Friday to vote and exercise their Constitutional right.“If you don’t vote, then you can’t complain when things don’t change for the better.“If I have the honour to be elected, I intend to give a voice in the Council Chamber to the real concerns and worries faced by my constituents.McBride points out that Party candidates, particularly Government party candidates, are governed by the whip and will always row in behind Government policy, no matter how unfair or harsh it may be. Independent representatives can make a difference by acting and voting according to the wishes and views of their constituents and their own conscience.McBride concluded by saying, “I would urge the voters of Donegal to bear this in mind on Friday at the ballot box.ELECTION 2014: MCBRIDE – “USE YOUR VOTE AND MAKE YOURSELF HEARD” was last modified: May 19th, 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:Election 2014:michael mcbridenewsPolitics
A Fanad man accused of being a drug-dealer was caught with cocaine, mixing agent, weighing scales and a credit card to cut up the drugs.Eamon Sweeney, aged 38, appeared before Falcarragh District Court. The court was told that Gardai spotted Sweeney driving a VW Bora on the Main Street in Buncrana on February 2nd, 2018.The followed him and then stopped him and found a small quantity of cocaine on him.Garda Superintendent Seamus McGonigle also told the court that there were a number of messages on his mobile phone relating to the sale and supply of drugs.Sweeney was arrested and Gardai later raided the home of a former girlfriend in Buncrana and found a quantity of drugs-related items.These included cocaine, mixing agent, digital weighing scales and a credit card used to cut drugs.Gardai say there was €830 worth of cocaine found in the raid.Solicitor for the accused Mr Rory O’Brien argued that the majority of the substances found was creatine and that only three grammes of cocaine was found in the raid.He said he client fully accepted that he had done wrong but had taken steps to address his own drink and drugs problem and since the incident 14 months ago had been clean.He said he was now working full-time as a labourer in Dublin and Meath and was continuing to address all his issues.Judge Paul Kelly said the insidious and sinister fact about drugs is exactly what happened in this case.He said someone develops a habit and then funds their habit by selling it and that is how the drug barons and kingpins in the drugs trade operate and grow their empires.He said the sale and supply of drugs, in this case, had to be viewed seriously.He adjourned the case to allow for a probation report to be carried out on Sweeney.Man caught with cocaine and drug-mixing kit at girlfriend’s home was last modified: May 17th, 2019 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:buncranacocainedrugsEamon SweeneyFanad