Tolentino says ‘no intention to hurt’ Huang after 2nd straight dq foul

first_imgMOST READ Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArvin Tolentino is known more for his sweet-shooting and his vital role as a scorer and floor spacer for Far Eastern University.Tolentino, however, is making a bad account of himself lately with consecutive disqualifying fouls in the Tamaraws’ games against Adamson and University of Santo Tomas.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption The forward was slapped with his second disqualifying foul of the season on Sunday when he hit UST forward Zach Huang in the cheek late in the fourth quarter in 78-70 loss to the Growling Tigers.READ: UST sweeps FEU in elimination roundFEATURED 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“I mean, for sure, people will say things about me especially the people who only watch the game but don’t play it,” said Tolentino, who missed FEU’s win over Ateneo after serving a one-game suspension, in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“They don’t understand what happens on the court, well that’s fine, but what happened was just part of the game. I fully understand if they give me this kind of reputation especially since they’re fans of the opposing team. You just can’t judge a person by what you see on the basketball court.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Poor guard play highlights absence of Ravena, Alas in NLEX’s ‘bad loss’ to Meralco View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tolentino was whistled with a disqualifying foul after he clotheslined Adamson’s Sean Manganti in the Tamaraws’ 88-85 win over the Falcons in overtime exactly a week ago.READ: Ejected Tolentino says FEU will appeal his looming suspensionThe Tamaraws’ duel against the Tigers was Tolentino’s first game back from his suspension.After his latest disqualifying foul, though, Tolentino will surely miss the Tamaraws’ next game, which is also against Ateneo.“I’m ready for the suspension, I just want to apologize to Zach and that I don’t have any intention to hurt him,” said Tolentino, who had 11 points and 11 rebounds before his exit with less than a minute remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownlast_img read more

Kemba Walker carries Hornets past Wizards in NBA playoff push

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief The Hornets came out after three days without a game and scored 40 points in the first quarter.“We worked on a few things and I think you saw it carry over to tonight,” Hornets coach James Borrego said. “I think it was more of a refresher for our bodies, our minds. Got our spirits right and I thought we came out and competed tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJeremy Lamb added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Nicolas Batum and Tony Parker had 16 points apiece for Charlotte, which defeated Washington for the second time in eight days.“Just loved the way we came out and competed from the very beginning of the game,” Walker said. “We established ourselves really early on both ends of the floor. That was a big win. We showed some resiliency (and) showed how much we cared about our season.” MOST READ LATEST STORIES Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port PLAY LIST 00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Walker, coming off a 40-point effort against Houston, shot 11 for 30.Bradley Beal, who had 15 points in a loss at Charlotte last Friday, had 23 by halftime Friday night and finished with 40 points on 15-of-29 shooting.Jabari Parker had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Washington. Jeff Green scored 20 points.Charlotte put six players in double figures and its bench outscored the Wizards reserves 57-33.The Hornets scored 27 points off 17 Washington turnovers.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal (3) goes to the basket against Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker, center, center Bismack Biyombo (8) and forward Nicolas Batum (5) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 15, 2019, in Washington. The Hornets won 116-110. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)WASHINGTON— The Charlotte Hornets turned some well-timed rest into a much-needed win.Kemba Walker scored 28 points and the Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 116-110 on Friday night in a matchup of teams chasing the final Eastern Conference playoff berth.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “We had a chance to save this. Maybe not our night,” Wizards coach Scott Brooks said. “We fought back and made it interesting. We came up a couple of stops short.”Charlotte led by 21 early in the third quarter and was ahead 95-78 to start the fourth, but Jabari Parker’s floater cut the Hornets’ lead to 107-97 with 5:26 remaining.Washington got within six before Batum and Lamb hit 3-pointers.The Wizards rallied again and Green’s two free throws made it 113-108 with 1:56 to play, but Lamb answered with a three-point play.The Hornets led 25-20 when Frank Kaminsky’s 3-pointer started a 15-6 run to the end of the first quarter.“They came out just trying to punch us in the mouth, right then and there as soon as the tip started,” Washington’s Thomas Bryant said.Tony Parker scored the first five points of the second quarter and the Hornets led by as many as 21.Beal hit back-to-back 3-pointers and the Wizards cut it to five before trailing by 13 at halftime.“I’m tired of seeing Washington and Beal so good luck to the rest of the NBA,” Borrego said. “Good luck trying to figure him out.”SIZZLING Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal on collision course in semis at Indian Wells Hornets second-year swingman Dwayne Bacon, who came in averaging 4.9 points, scored 13 points for his second straight game. Bacon played 29 minutes, shooting 5 of 8.“He’s really confident right now. Probably the most confident I’ve ever seen him,” Borrego said. “He continues to get to the rim, make plays in the paint, draw fouls and he’s competing on the defensive end.”TIP-INSHornets: Won the season series, 3-1. … Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (left knee strain) retuned after missing two games. … C Cody Zeller (left knee soreness) missed his second straight game.Wizards: It was Beal’s fourth 40-point game of the season. … Fell to 2-11 in the first game of back-to-backs. . G Tomas Satoransky did not return after halftime and was being evaluated for a concussion. … F Sam Dekker (lower back soreness) returned after missing one game. … It was Parker’s sixth double-double of the season.UP NEXTHornets: Visit the Miami Heat on Sunday.Wizards: Host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption View commentslast_img read more

GCCI laments Govt’s sloth in preparing to regulate oil & gas

first_img…urges urgent setup of petroleum commission, regulatory frameworkReports about disproportionate agreements with oil companies have prompted the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) to reiterate calls for the government to set up an adequate regulatory environment for the oil and gas industry.President David GrangerFinance MinisterWinston JordanGCCI President Nicholas BoyerDepartment of Energy Head,Dr Mark BynoeMaking this call was GCCI President Nicholas Boyer, who on Monday spoke during a press conference at the British High Commissioner’s residence. According to Boyer, the chamber has called time and time again for the government to speed up preparations for first oil.Boyer has reiterated these calls in the wake of reports claiming that British oil firm Tullow, which recently found oil in the Orinduik block, will be recovering its one per cent royalty payment to Guyana as cost oil.“We need to set up our regulatory bodies for the oil industry. Until we set up a petroleum commission and as part of that commission you have a local content committee and whatever other parts you need to regulate it, insulate that from too much political control, until you do that, if you notice with the Exxon and Tullow contracts, there are very varying terms.”“So we need to move management of our oil industry out of direct control of political actors, insulate it and make it transparent. And when its transparent, I think you’ll see more of a harmonization. We need to activate a petroleum commission and even if we don’t staff it with the best, we can always contract them on an as needed basis.”Boyer noted the benefits of contracting the skillsets needed such as petroleum lawyers and engineers, investment bankers and energy consultants, they can do studies on international standards for Production Sharing Agreements (PSA), review what Guyana has in place and advise appropriately.“And then they can highlight the risks and rewards, to us, for putting certain terms in, taking certain terms out and where we fall on a world comparison. And then, transparency would allow everybody to add their own judgement,” Boyer added.Meanwhile, British High Commissioner Gregory Quinn noted that notwithstanding the criticism, Tullow’s role is still a vital one. When it comes to the terms of the contract, however, the diplomat left that to Tullow and the Government to discuss.“The Tullow Oil find is good for Guyana for two simple reasons. One, it demonstrates that there is oil outside of the Exxon Block. So it isn’t just about Stabroek, its bigger than that. Secondly, it brings in a whole new set of companies, countries and operators.”Recently, it was announced that the Department of Energy would be hiring an international firm to do, among other things, a needs assessment for the petroleum commission. Department of Energy Director Mark Bynoe has said that the commission will be based on “ best practices.”NRFAnother matter that came up was the Natural Resources Fund, which will save the revenues earned from oil and gas. Recently, Finance Minister Winston Jordan had complained that the Private Sector Commission (PSC) was yet to respond to an invitation to submit nominees to the NRF oversight committee. Boyer stressed, however, that the non-response was because of a change over in management.“The letter got caught during a change over. And they are responding to the Minister,” Boyer explained. “That I know for sure, because we are a sectoral member of the Private Sector Commission.”It was only in June that Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Roraima Group of Companies and aviator, retired Captain Gerry Gouveia, was elected as Chairman of the PSC. He replaced Desmond Sears at the commission’s 27th Annual General meeting.When it comes to the NRF oversight committee, the Parliamentary Opposition has since refused to submit a nominee given the government’s current caretaker status. In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made it clear that the Natural Resources Fund Bill will be reviewed by a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government.last_img read more

South, Charlestown consistent in ExxonMobil Girls’ tournament

first_imgThe under-14 girls who were afforded the opportunity of being a part of a new tournament continue to prove why girls should be more involved in the sport, as they concluded yet another exciting round of matches on Saturday.Although this round proved to be the most challenging one yet, the young ladies persisted on the muddy playing field and surprisingly produced three of their highest scoring encounters yet.Things got off to a thrilling start when Dolphin Secondary and South Ruimveldt Secondary met. Coming off of a win in the previous round, South Ruimveldt were quick to produce two goals within the first 20 minutes of the encounter. The half-time break seemed to be fruitful for the Dolphin ladies, as they found the back of the net twice in succession to level the score at 2 all.With defences tightened and strikers out for blood, it was the South Ruimveldt team which eventually got the upper hand with a surprising late goal to win the match up.On the other half of the playing field, New Campbellville Secondary was locked in a nil all encounter with Tucville Secondary for the entire first half. It was Alicia Maynard who ultimately netted the lone goal of the match to hand another win to the New Campbellville side.After suffering a loss to the dominant Charlestown team in the previous round, the East Ruimveldt girls were hungry for a win when they met with Vergenogen Secondary. East Ruimveldt showcased improved offensive and defensive tactics, hence it was not surprising when they cruised to a 2-0 win.Meanwhile, Charlestown Secondary administered a thrashing on an unstable Uitvlugt team. Yet to lose a match in the tournament, Charlestown seemingly had an easy time against this West Demerara side, all of their players pitching in to orchestrate a 4-0 victory against Uitvlugt.Goal ScorersDolphin SecondaryKezia ParkinsonNiomi WilliamsSouth Ruimveldt SecondaryLatesha Sutherland (2)Amanda McKenzieNew Campbellville SecondaryAlicia MaynardEast Ruimveldt SecondaryGilana KingTamara MendoncaCharlestown SecondaryTynesha Thorne 10Donna Lowe 19Annera Alim 24Akilah Koster 39last_img read more

Paper’s prospects unclear after deal

first_img“As a private company, operating outside the glare of the public markets, we will be better able to focus on long-term growth as we transform our publishing and broadcasting businesses,” FitzSimons wrote in a message to Times employees. Current Times Publisher David Hiller tried to reassure employees that journalistic quality would remain a priority. “Our mission is the same today as it was yesterday – continue to aggressively reinvent our organization as the indispensable, dynamic and round-the-clock destination for differentiated news and information for Southern Californians, wherever, however, and whenever they need it,” he told Times employees in a separate message. The bidders expressed different reasons for pursuing the media giant. Zell has said he views Tribune as an investment and has not discussed its journalistic endeavors. “There’s no track record as far as I can see as what to think of the new owner in terms of this outpost of the empire,” said Marty Kaplan, associate dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at USC. A former Times worker said more layoffs could take a significant toll. “If they unleash a big layoff or buyout package, they will trigger a talent exodus beyond their control and that’s something to worry about,” said former Times investigative editor Vernon Loeb, who is now metro editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer. “Wouldn’t it be great if Sam Zell says, `I didn’t buy these newspapers to shred them?”‘ Loeb said. Broad has said he views newspapers as a civic trust, and Burkle has tried twice before to buy newspaper chains. Neither Broad nor Burkle offered any comments on the deal or whether they might increase their bid or make a play only for the Times. But FitzSimons said the company was not looking at selling any assets beyond the announced sale of the Chicago Cubs baseball team and Tribune’s 25 percent interest in Comcast SportsNetChicago. “We don’t anticipate any other newspaper sales,” FitzSimons told The Associated Press. “This is a whole company transaction.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Employees were somewhat relieved that the six-month bidding process had ended but remained unsure about what to expect in the months ahead. “There is a sense of relief. Finally there is some resolution,” Times reporter Mark Z. Barabak said. “Whether it proves to be good or bad we will not know for some time.” The complicated deal would give Zell 40 percent ownership of Tribune Co., with the rest owned under an employee stock plan. If the deal wins regulatory approval and is completed, Tribune would be saddled with $13.4 billion in debt, according to Bear Stearns analyst Alexia Quadrani. The company has about $5 billion in debt now. Tribune Chief Executive Dennis FitzSimons pointed out that taking the company private will remove pressure to satisfy Wall Street expectations. LOS ANGELES – The fate of the Los Angeles Times remained uncertain Monday after Tribune Co., its corporate parent, announced an $8.2 billion deal with Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell to take the company private. The deal scuttled a competing bid by Los Angeles moguls Eli Broad and Ron Burkle designed in part to return the acclaimed paper to local control. Tribune’s ownership of the Times has been rocky. Disputes between the Chicago-based corporation and leaders at the Times have led to the dismissal of two publishers and two editors. Times staff members have been bracing for the possibility of further cuts as Tribune seeks to improve profits. last_img

Tottenham Supporters’ Trust reveal reasons for boycott of Watford game

first_img OFF punished gameday cracker Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade targets Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ Most popular Tottenham news Tottenham have asked to play a cup match at MK Dons’ stadium Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED REVEALED possible standings Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January 1 smart causal Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa no dice Tottenham’s application to switch their Carabao Cup third-round tie to Stadium MK has upset their main supporters’ group.Spurs were drawn at home against Watford in the third round and the ties are scheduled to take place week commencing 24 September. The club, though, do not wish to reverse the draw and the request will be considered at the EFL board meeting on 6 September.Tottenham‘s new stadium has been delayed and Wembley is not available when the Watford game is due to be played.“We appreciate it was always going to be difficult to find a suitable venue within those parameters,” THST said in a statement.“As a supporters’ organisation, we would obviously not be happy to see our club’s home games moved to Stadium MK.“Should the game go ahead, we would urge fans to consider the history of the MK club and the views of our friends at AFC Wimbledon. Board members of THST will not be attending the match if it is played at Stadium MK.” gameday last_img read more

Assisting our troops

first_imgLA HABRA – Like a modern town crier, La Habra Tracey Chandler has spent weeks urging her neighbors, local students and even the mailman to remember our troops serving in Iraq.On Tuesday, she reaped the rewards of her efforts when she, her husband and other volunteers loaded about 8,000 items into a U-Haul trailer.The group then delivered the goods, including 100 bags of sunflower seeds, 521 packages of razors, 372 batteries and more than 2,000 tea bags, to the sheriff’s Norwalk Station, from where the items will be shipped to Iraq.“We should all be doing this every day, whether we support the war or not,” Chandler said. “These guys are dying over there so we can live the way we do.”Chandler spent five weeks collecting the load, enlisting help from students at Rancho Starbuck Middle School and Jordan Elementary School.She distributed fliers and collection boxes at the two schools.“I especially wanted to donate tea bags because it gets really cold out there,” said Michelle Fowler, 13, a Rancho Starbuck Middle School student. “It’s my way to let the guys over there know we are thinking about them.”Katie Chandler, 9, one of Tracy’s four children, also helped collect items for soldiers.“They need our help because there is a lot of them,” she said.At the Norwalk Station, volunteer Wanda Smith has been collecting various items and sending them to soldiers in Iraq since shortly after the war began. She has sent about four shipments.The items raised by Chandler will be shipped Nov. 18. After that, Chandler plans to continue collecting items for the soldiers, she said.“As long as I can breathe and as long as they are over there, I will keep doing this,” she said.To contribute items to soldiers, or more information, call (562) 944-6072. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com(562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

DONEGAL SENATOR ASKS HIGH COURT TO HALT INVESTIGATION INTO HIS EXPENSES

first_imgDonegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has asked the High Court to halt an investigation into his expenses.Senator O’DomhnaillThe Standards in Public Office Commission was due to continue its investigation into alleged duplication of expenses claims.The action relates to an investigation concerning travel and subsistence claims made by the Fianna Fail Senator between 2006 and 2007, when he was a member of Donegal County Council. The Irish Times reports the Commission was due to begin a public session concerning the expenses matter last June but that did not proceed after Mr Ó Domhnaill secured leave from the High Court days earlier to bring his challenge.In his judicial review proceedings, Mr Ó Domhnaill claims the commission is not entitled to deal with the matters on grounds, he claims, they arose from an anonymous complaint by a member of the public.Alternatively, he wants orders requiring the case to be heard by a commission comprising members who are bilingual and able to conduct and understand the proceedings without the assistance of an interpreter.The refusal to provide a bilingual tribunal amounts to treating him as a foreigner in his own country, he argues. He alleges he will be disadvantaged if an interpreter is necessary to translate the evidence and submissions given on his behalf in Irish. Translator evidence is not similar to direct evidence and he would be marginalised, he claims.The refusal to provide a bilingual tribunal amounts to treating him as a foreigner in his own country instead of a person who speaks the first official language of Ireland, he argues.The proceedings, brought against the Commission, the Minister for the Environment and the State, were conducted in Irish before Mr Justice Gerard Hogan over two days. After hearing final submissions from the sides today, he reserved judgment.In opposing the case, the Commission and State contend the complaint being investigated by it relates to alleged duplication of expenses claims and the investigation is in the public interest.The Commission says the complaint before it was made in a letter dated May 28th 2012 sent to it by the Mayor and County Manager of Donegal County Council following an investigation by the two men of a referral made to them by the Ethics Registrar of the Council, the Commission claims. While acknowledging that information in an anonymous letter had prompted the Ethics Registrar to examine matters, the Commission contends the complaint being investigated by it is not a referral of that anonymous letter by the Mayor and County Manager but rather a complaint by those men arising from their view certain specified acts set out in their report may have been done by Mr Ó Domhnaill.The Commission also denies the Senator is entitled to orders requiring members of the Commission hearing the matter should be bilingual.It insists it has made every effort to facilitate his wish to conduct his side of the hearing in Irish but there is no constitutional right for citizens to a bilingual court or tribunal who choose to conduct their business in Irish.As there is no requirement in the Constitution for judges or members of the Oireachtas to be bilingual, that requirement should not be imposed on Commission members, the defendants insist. Mr Ó Domhnaill had from August 2011 until last March, when he changed solicitors, engaged with and addressed matters related to the expenses issue in English, it is claimed.DONEGAL SENATOR ASKS HIGH COURT TO HALT INVESTIGATION INTO HIS EXPENSES was last modified: November 7th, 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:expensesHIGH COURTSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLlast_img read more

My Donegal – with campaigner Gina Grant

first_imgGina (Regina) Grant, maiden name Curran, is from Glencar Irish in Letterkenny. She is a well-known activist for children’s health and education.(Pictured above is Gina with her mum Eileen Curran)Gina is a mother of six children, two of whom have special needs. She is a co-chair of the Special Needs Parents Association and a founding member of Our Children’s Voice, a group of Donegal parents who campaign for the provision of children’s palliative care. Gina was honoured as Donegal’s Carer of the Year in 2013. She is the PRO of the Donegal Down Syndrome Association. She is on the board of the Donegal ETB and Donegal CYPSC (Children and Young People’s Services Committee).Gina says: “I am firstly a proud mother of a great bunch of wains/children. The diversity in our house I absolutely adore (noise and washing not so much). I suppose I’m secondly an activist. I advocate for all to be seen and respected regardless of ability or disabilities. I hope that full inclusion in our society is possible.”Gina Grant and Family: Sam, Edward, Liam, Gina, Eddie, Krissi Nicole (holding grandson) Ciaran, Francis (Gina’s youngest),Christopher and her grandson ScotThis is Gina Grant’s My Donegal…Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?I’ve a few, one is Malin Head Banbas Crown – we went there with four young children while we were having our picnic, a few people were passing we got chatting, we shared our picnic with them turns out they were a touring traditional Irish music band (can’t remember their names) they played for us is was a fantastic day. Any beach in Donegal, can’t choose one.How do you like to spend Christmas in the county?At home with loads of family around. I always spend Christmas Day with my Mum and Dad, this year was extra special my sister and her family moved back from America so they joined us for Christmas. Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Oh this is a good question.. there are so many strong people here in Donegal I have to say I admire Fr Kelly his strength of faith and humility he is so giving and never seems stressed or annoyed in anything he does, always willing to help.Charlie Gallagher (Falcarragh) he was one of the parents who helped start up the Donegal Down syndrome Association, total respect to him and the others who kept the association strong it’s been a massive support to my family since Christopher was born 10 years ago.Eddie (Gina’s Husband), Edward,Liam, Gina, Christopher, Gina’s mother in law Bridget Grant (holding Gina’s grandson, Bridget’s great grandson) Ciaran, Nicole (holding Gina’s grandson, her son) Scot, and baby FrancisWhat do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Donegal itself – There isn’t one place in Donegal that isn’t gorgeous, every area in Donegal seems to carry its own personality- I love that!Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?I have to say I absolutely love snow days…. so must be winter for me lolWhat would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal?Love going over to Arranmore – always have great time there all the children love it too What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Haha I’m going back to my childhood here:Football special is greatWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?It has to be Daniel O Donell. He is known everywhere. I’ve never met him but he comes across very genuine.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?We don’t go out too often but I love the Firebox Grill in Fahan.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would love to see respite and end of life care for children with high complex needs here in Donegal What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“It’s better to mind your speech, than speak your mind”.What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Transport links- most of the services we avail of are in Dublin or Galway a motorway and accessible public transport for those with disabilities. Families with sick children have to travel to Dublin hospitals the roads are terrible and public transport isn’t available for children with wheelchairs.If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Oh lord ……I’d love it to be more accessible having an older disabled child we are very limited to where we can go. I’d also love a railway (that would take more than a million!)Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Well it just has to be Donegal voted the coolest place on the planet, according to National Geographic!!My Donegal – with campaigner Gina Grant was last modified: January 3rd, 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:gina grantMY DONEGALlast_img read more

Are you registered to vote in the next referendum? Here’s how to check

first_imgIrish citizens are being reminded to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the upcoming Referendum on the Eighth Amendment.The Government has confirmed the date of the referendum will be on May 25th. The deadline for registration for inclusion in the supplement to the Voting Register is the 8th of May, and it is earlier for Special Voters.Check if you are already registered by clicking here. If you are not registered, but would like to be able to vote in the referendum on Repealing the Eighth Amendment on the 25th of May, print out the form here. If you have changed your address, print out the form here. You will need to go to your local Garda station to have your application signed.The deadline for registration to the Special Voters list or the Postal Voters list is the 28th of April (click here for information on these categories).For registration all local constituencies, go here.Are you registered to vote in the next referendum? Here’s how to check was last modified: April 13th, 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)last_img read more