A single mother of three children who is currently in hospital battling cancer is now homeless after her Triumph, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home suddenly went up in flames on Friday morning.What remained of the property after the fireThirty-seven-year-old Polly Dowkaran of Lot 106 Agriculture Road, Triumph, ECD, and her three minor children, including a two-month-old baby, are left to make alternative living arrangements.Neighbours of the family told Guyana Times the fire started at about 08:00h and no one was at home at the time.According to reports, a neighbour who resides on the southern side of Dowkaran was exiting her home to empty garbage when she saw smoke billowing from the one storey wooden property and immediately raised an alarm.The fire service was quickly called and firefighters managed to contain the blaze to the one location. However, by that time, nothing could have been saved.“The response from the fire service was good, I must commend them but the house was very old so it burned quite fast… only problem was the house behind got a little damaged,” a neighbour reported.Guyana Times was told that an elderly man who occupies the a building aback Dowkaran’s had to be rushed to hospital with burns about his body.“The old man, he house get scorch up and like he was trying to come out but he get burn,” the woman relayed.The man, identified only as “Sundar” was reportedly unable to escape the heat in time.When this newspaper visited the scene, the man was returning from hospital with bandages wrapped around his upper chest and back.His relatives who were escorting him declined to comment. The fire is suspected to have been electrical in origin. The incident is however being investigated.
Ranks of the Police Narcotics Branch on Thursday destroyed over 1500 cannabis plants measuring two to six feet in height, with an estimated weight of 300kg during an eradication exercise at Coomacka Mines, Upper Demerara River.Information reaching Guyana Times revealed that in addition to the plants, a nursery with about 300 seedlings, a makeshift camp with three hammocks, kitchen utensils, clothing, groceries and 15kg of dried cannabis were also found and destroyed by fire.No arrests were made as Police continue their investigations.
Diego Costa has been included in the Chelsea squad for the Champions League Group G clash at Maribor.His persistent hamstring problems meant the Spanish striker missed the reverse fixture between the two sides a fortnight ago, when the Blues ran out 6-0 winners at Stamford Bridge.He returned to action folllowing four games out during Saturday’s 2-1 victory over QPR, but doubts remained over whether he would be available for Wednesday night’s Euro tie.However, Costa was in the 22-man party which left for Slovenia on Tuesday.Fellow striker Loic Remy [groin] and midfielder John Obi Mikel [knee] are the only injury absentees, while third-choice goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is ineligible for Champions League competition.The squad is the same which played QPR, plus Cesar Azpilicueta, the full-back who has now completed his three-match domestic suspension for his dismissal at Crystal Palace. 1 Diego Costa
0Shares0000‘No problems with Mourinho’: Paul Pogba with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFPARIS, France, Apr 22 – Paul Pogba insisted Sunday that he has no problems with Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite a difficult season which has seen the French star dropped on several occasions.Pogba, who has even been linked with a summer move away from Old Trafford, said that he always accepts Mourinho’s decisions and that the best response he can make to being snubbed is to improve on the pitch. “I have no problem with Mourinho,” Pogba told Canal+ on Sunday.“I also believe that he has no problem with me. He is the coach, he makes the decisions. Me, I am a player, I accept it and I have to respond on the pitch, that’s all.”Midfield star Pogba revealed that Mourinho never explains why he is getting dropped or substituted in a match.“No, it all depends on the coach. There are some who like to talk to the players. Mourinho, when he makes a choice, you have to accept it.”Pogba has been in and out of the United team as Mourinho sought to chase down rivals Manchester City, who ran away with the Premier League title.Eyebrows were raised when he started both legs of the Champions League last-16 tie against Sevilla on the bench, and could not prevent United from being eliminated when he did come on.He was then widely criticised for a lacklustre display in a 1-0 home loss to West Bromwich Albion which handed the title to City — the latest in a long line of disappointing efforts from the former Juventus star since his move to United two years ago.There was even talk that Mourinho has told United to put Pogba up for sale, just days after City manager Pep Guardiola said he had been offered the chance to sign the midfielder by his agent in January.But Pogba said he understood Mourinho’s decision to tinker with his line-up.“There is a system. Sometimes, if you have to defend, you must defend. Mourinho has made me captain, he gave me the keys, the responsibilities at a great club like Manchester United,” added Pogba.“For the time being, I am at Manchester United and I am only thinking about the present. We are in the FA Cup final, I have a World Cup to come.“Transfers, all that sort of thing, are not on my mind.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Now the conflict has flared up again after the striker and his lawyer accused the FA of failing to respond to a list of requests dealing with the player’s treatment.Salah’s lawyer Ramy Abbas Issa said the demands involved the player’s “well-being whilst with the national team, and assurances that the image rights violations wouldn’t happen again”.In an angry rebuttal the football federation said Monday that it would not accept the requests, blasting some as “illogical” and insisting it would not “favour one player over another”.Salah hit back with a pair of Facebook videos, insisting he was asking for better security for the whole squad at team hotels.He said that he did not want to be disturbed in his room by visitors wanting to chat in the middle of the night as had happened before.“I’m the person that these things happen to. I’m the person who gets harmed by these things,” he said.“These requests are very small but make things easier, they make the player focused in the match.”The fresh war-of-words between the two sides comes ahead of Egypt’s African Cup of Nations qualifier against Niger on September 8.The disagreement between national hero Salah and the Egyptian FA first burst into the open in April over the player’s image rights.Salah was angered that his image was being used by the national team’s main sponsor, telecoms firm WE, when he already had a contract with rival company Vodafone.That dispute was eventually resolved following intervention from political leaders.The player was also reportedly left unhappy after he was made to appear with Chechen strongman Ramzan Kadyrov at Egypt’s training ground in the region for the World Cup in Russia this summer.Kadyrov has been accused of wiping out dissent with a brutal crackdown on his opponents.Egypt crashed out of the World Cup after losing its three matches, with Salah struggling to reach his best after sustaining a shoulder injury playing for his club Liverpool in the Champions League final.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Egypt’s forward Mohamed Salah looks on during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 25, 2018 © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURICAIRO, Egypt, Aug 27 – A bitter spat between Egypt star Mohamed Salah and his country’s football authorities escalated Monday, casting a fresh shadow over his involvement with the national team.Salah, 26, and the Egyptian Football Association have previously been at loggerheads due to a disagreement over image rights.
Former England striker Kevin Phillips has told talkSPORT he would start Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy in the Three Lions’ first game of this summer’s European Championship, rather than Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.The strikers have excelled for Tottenham and Leicester this term, hitting 25 and 24 Premier League goals respectively as they reside in the top two of the scoring charts.On the other hand, Rooney has netted just seven times in the league, but he has still been tipped for a starting role with England as he is captain of Roy Hodgson’s team.Few agree with this stance, believing the Three Lions’ best chance of success would be utilising the most in-form strikers, and Phillips told Drivetime that he too shares this viewpoint.When asked if he’d start Kane and Vardy in the first game of the Euros, the eight-time capped forward said: “I’ve had to answer this question quite a few times, and I have to say I would.“I’m a firm believer that we need to pick players who are bang in form going into the Euros, and in Kane and Vardy, there are no two better strikers in the Premier League at the moment.“Obviously there’s a big argument for Rooney. But me, personally, I wouldn’t start Wayne Rooney in the first game. I watched him last night [v West Ham], and he didn’t look at it.“So everyone will have their say, but for me if you put those two on the pitch you are guaranteed goals.”Phillips scored 30 goals in the 1999/2000 Premier League season, ending the campaign as winner of both the Golden Boot and the European Golden Shoe.His form for Sunderland saw him called up to the England squad for Euro 2000, but despite being the best goalscorer in Kevin Keegan’s selection, he never once played in the competition, as the Three Lions were knocked out in the group stages.He believes taking in-form strikers is much more important than big names, and Phillips suggested that both Jermain Defoe and Andy Carroll could be good options for Hodgson to call upon this summer.Quizzed about Defoe’s possible inclusion, the former Black Cats attacker added: “Possibly [he should be selected].“I was listening to Sam [Allardyce]’s quotes from the last 48 hours, that if Roy needs someone who’s bang in form at the moment, who can come off the bench and get you a goal, then Jermain Defoe is certainly an option.“But also, Andy Carroll is an option. When you look at the England squad, there isn’t someone who comes off the bench and offers that different dimension – that aerial threat.“There are players who, if they finish the season strongly, then Roy has a bit of a dilemma.”
St. Michael’s NotesAll County League Both teams were at home to Dungloe on Saturday evening last at the Bridge.The seniors recorded a good win defeating Dungloe on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 1-12 Dungloe 2-2.The St Michael’s team and scorers were: Dean McColgan; Stephen Doak, Ciaran Gallagher, Michael Gallagher; Liam Paul Ferry, Michael Cannon (0-1), Peter Witherow; Michael McGinley (0-1), Christy Toye (0-2); Ryan Langan, Ciaran Kelly, Keelan McGee; Michael Langan (0-2), Colm McFadden (0-5, 1f), Andrew Kelly (0-1). Subs: James Henry Alcorn for Ferry (56), Jamie Hunter for Witherow (57).An understrength reserve team were defeated on a scoreline of St. Michael’s 0-8 Dungloe 2-12. ChampionshipBoth teams are at home to Killybegs on this Sunday the 15th at the Bridge with the throw ins at 1.30pm and 3pm. Good luck to Eddie and Gavin and the boys on Sunday.St. Michael’s Mini LottoThere was no jackpot winner in the St. Michael’s Mini Lotto on Sunday night last. The numbers drawn were 2,3,5,7,11,16. This weeks Jackpot be €2150. 4 the Match 5 Winners were Mary Robinson Pound Street Dunfanaghy who bought her ticket online, Shaun Boyce Centra Dunfanaghy, Geraldine O’Donnell Ards Creeslough and Liz Foreman who won €25each. The Club would like to thank Brian and Margaret Anne Dolan, Molly’s Bar Dunfanaghy, Seamus Sweeney Kildarragh Construction Philadelphia, Shaun Langan Creeslough Pallets and Michael McColgan Dunfanaghy for their continuing sponsorship of the lotto jackpot, it is very much appreciated.Tickets are on sale in local businesses in Dunfanaghy and Creeslough and at the Bingo Session in Massinass Community Centre Creeslough on Sunday evenings, tickets for the St. Michaels Mini Lotto can now also be purchased on line anywhere at at onlinelotto on facebook .St. Michael’s Bingo Session The winner of the €100 on the 5th Game at the Bingo Session in Dunfanaghy on Sunday night last was shared by Margaret Ann O’Reilly Ards Creeslough and Treasa Toye Creeslough, the winner of the €100 on the 9th Game was Molly Keaveney Chapel Road Dunfanaghy.Every house New Car if you check on 45 Numbers or less with the Lucky number in the Panel and also called in the first five numbers of that game.The Magic Number from 1 to 90 is drawn out every Sunday night before the bingo begins. In addition every House winner will receive a free entry to the weekly lotto, this weeks Jackpot is €2100. The single book is €8, Double, Double Book €12, Sheet €2. Bingo continues every Sunday evening at 8pm in the Massinass Community Centre.Patrons please note that this months 50 Club Draw winners were €65 Grace McCarry Ards Creeslough, €35 Brian McGinley Mains Street Dunfanaghy and €25 Edel Coll Creeslough. Good LuckGood luck to St. Michael’s Minor players Eoghan Kelly and Ruairi Friel who are part of the Letterkenny Rovers squad for the FAI Intermediate Cup Final in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on this Sunday the 14th May.CongratulationsCongratulations to Colm McFadden who’s St. Eunan’s College Team won the Treanor Cup defeating St Patrician High School Carrickmacross at Drumragh in the final.All County LeagueSOS for Photographs! Nicola is currently gathering photographs for the clubhouse. If anyone has ANY team photographs from winning senior, reserve, u21 or any underage teams in league/championship/Gaeltacht she would really appreciate if you let her know. All hard copies of the photos will be returned to you safely once we make a copy of them or likewise photos can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org Please spread the word as the team photos required date back to 1967!! All help with this little project would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone.Club GearMichael Murphy Sports & Leisure is now stocking St Michaels club gear in children and adult sizes.Initials can be embroidered on tops if requested in the shop.St. Michael’s Minor BoardUnder 8’sTraining takes place every Thursday evening at the Bridge from 6pm to 7pm, bus leaves Creeslough at 5.45pm, gumshields essential, 3 euro for bus. Blitzes starting soon, any queries contact Bernard on 0872481402.Under 10’sThe training for the Under 10’s wsednesday’s 6pm to 7pm at the Bridge, gumshields essential, blitzes starting soon, any queries please contact Aidan on 0838017333.Under 12’sTraining continues on Tuesday evening at the Bridge. Bus leaving corner of the garden at 5.15pm Creeslough 5.45pm to 7pm. 3 euro for bus. And any queries contact Brandon on 0860765703.Under 12 Go Games have started, throw in every Wednesday evening at 7pm.Last week the boys and girls had their first outing away to Termon, despite good performances, the hosts were the winners.U14sThe under 14’s had a good victory over Carndonagh on Friday evening last in the Northern Semi Final. They now meet Fanad Gaels in the Final on this Friday evening at a venue to be confirmed.MinorsThe Minors played St Eunans in the Norther Final in Convoy on Wednesday evening last, losing out by the narrowest of margins. The boys will now meet Naomh Conaill in the County Semi Final on this Wednesday the 11th May at 7.30pm in O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny.RegistrationAnyone still wishing to register/pay outstanding monies please contact either Suzi on 0872849214 or Anne Marie on 0879454107 ASAP.Parish League ThanksThe Parish league finals were held on Sunday last at the Bridge and co-incided with la na Clubanna. It was a great event and the brilliant sunshine added to the occasion. Special thanks to the children and parents who supported the league all year, the ladies who did the gate, the people who supplied food and helped in the tea rooms, the men that set up the pitches each week and for the finals. Those who coached and refereed games, Brian McCafferty the Piper from Crolly who added greatly to the occassion, Michael Murphy for his continued support and for sponsoring the medals.Moses and the local press for press coverage and continued support and especially to our special guests Colm Anthony McFadden and Martin McElhinney.Wishing all the children an enjoyable season with the club for the rest of the year.ST MICHAEL’S MINOR DUO OFF TO THE AVIVA WITH LETTERKENNY ROVERS was last modified: May 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAASportSt Michaels
A Donegal doll-maker has topped the poll in the Independent Toy Awards in the UK.The new Lottie doll is seen as a safe doll for Donegal childrenArklu Dolls, who are based in the CoLab in Letterkenny, won the dolls section of the prestigious awards for their doll Lottie.The company’s managing director Ian Harkin, from Ballybofey, said he was delighted by the award. The awards, which are judged by toymakers, celebrate the toys they think parents should be buying this Christmas.Mr Harkin said “We are delighted and we are very proud of the Lottie range.“Our doll is a responsible doll and a lot of thought has gone into what she looks like and the message she takes to children.“We are delighted we have been rewarded for this effort.” DONEGAL DOLL-MAKER TOPS UK TOY AWARDS was last modified: September 20th, 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:ARKLUdollsIan HarkinLottieUK Independent Toy Awards
Donegal County Council has completed the delivery of over 500 tonne of stone to various sections of the Sliabh Liag Mountain Trail by helicopter was completed ahead of schedule today.The works had been scheduled to take 7 days, however, the favourable weather conditions have meant that all deliveries were completed in less than 5 days. In the interests of health and safety restrictions were put in place on some sections of the walking trail on Sliabh Liag, however, the full length of the trail has now reopened to the public.Path repair and construction works along the path will continue over the coming months utilising the stone that was delivered by helicopter. The works will see the repair and construction of 1150m of trail.However, it is important to note that there will not be any disruption to visitors to Sliabh Liag and the Mountain Trail shall remain open during the works.The contractor Metro Building Contractors Ltd and Donegal County Council wish to thank all parties for their co-operation during the helicopter delivery works. The works were funded by Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council. DDTV – HELICOPTER DELIVER STONE TO UPGRADE SLIABH LIAG AHEAD OF SCHEDULE was last modified: August 22nd, 2014 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)
Free Beer or Not Free Beer…read the small printIT’S one of Donegal’s finest pubs.And it’s usually packed to the rafters, especially at this time of the year.So have they all gone mad at McGrory’s of Culdaff by offering free beer? Well not quite.You have to read the small print.Note the word WiFi written just below the word ‘FREE’.As for the small print below ‘BEER’ it simply reads ‘On Tap’. So free WiFi and beer on tap All Day, Every Day….just like every other pub.DONEGAL PUB’S ‘FREE BEER’ SIGN GOES VIRAL ON SOCIAL MEDIA was last modified: August 14th, 2015 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:culdaffdonegaldonegal pubsfree beerMcGrorys