Senior athletes shine at GC Foster Classics

first_imgWhile most of the attention was centred on high-school athletes in the Digicel Grand Prix events at last Saturday’s G.C. Foster Classics inside the National Stadium, several of the country’s senior athletes made their presence felt at the meet with good performances.Leading the way was Racers Track Club star Kemar Bailey-Cole, competing in his first 100m event of the season. Bailey-Cole looked quite relaxed in posting 10.06 seconds in winning the race ahead of Andrew Fisher, second in 10.26 seconds, as Emmanuel Callender, the Trinidadian competing for UWI Mona, finished third in 10.19 seconds.half-lap eventAfter good performances in the 400 metres last season, but disappointing at the National Senior Championships, G.C. Foster College’s Demish Gaye stepped down to the 200m and did so in style. Running very strongly in the latter stage of the event, he got the better of training partner Oshane Bailey to win the Men’s half-lap event in 20.48 seconds, as Bailey was timed in 20.55 seconds, while Chadic Hinds, also of G.C. Foster College, was third in 20.76 seconds.In field events, the good season for UWI’s, Fedrick Dacres continued. This time, competing in the Men’s shot put. Instead of his pet event, the discus, he still came out on top with 18.82m, beating Christopher Brown, also of UWI, into second with 16.70m with Demar Gayle of GC Foster getting third with 16.38M.National record holder, Orlando Thomas of UTech was first in the Men’s Javelin throw with 7.05m, beating Elvis Graham of G.C. Foster College into second place with 62.93m with third going to Zaavan Richards of UWI with 60.36m.After a disappointing season last year, Jura Levy had a good start to her new season, as the former Vere Technical athlete competing for Sprintec captured the Women’s 200m in 22.98 seconds, getting the better of her training partners, Anastasia Leroy second in 23.11 seconds and Gayon Evans third in 23.18 seconds.There was major concern here for two of the country’s athletes who participated at the Rio Olympics last year. Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby and Christine Day both failed to complete the event.Of the two, Day looked the more serious as she was stretchered off the track.Samantha James of the Mico University College continued her fine form in the 800m this season, winning the event in 2:08.99, easily getting the better of Sherona Stewart of G.C. Foster College, second in 2:16.81 and Nickeisha Grant of UWI, Mona third in 2:17.26.last_img read more

Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours No. 6-seeded Cilic advanced to his first semifinal in Australia since 2010 with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0, retired.Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, will next play No. 49-ranked Kyle Edmund, who beat No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time.FEATURED 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 folkNadal limped into a news conference about a half-hour later, still wincing when he stepped up onto a platform. He said he felt muscle pain in his upper right leg in the third set but played through it. In the fourth set, chasing a drop shot, he felt the pain get worse “but didn’t realize how bad.”“Tough moments —not (for) the first time here,” he said. “I’m a positive person, but today is an opportunity lost to be in a semifinal for a Grand Slam and fight for an important title for me. In the semis, she’ll play either second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki or Carla Suarez Navarro.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina 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 Spain’s Rafael Nadal, right, walks from Croatia’s Marin Cilic after he withdrew injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia  — An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic.Top-ranked Nadal fended off five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then the 16-time major winner went to shake hands with the umpire and his opponent, and angrily hurled his headband into his equipment bag.ADVERTISEMENT Ceres stuns Brisbane, sustains historic Champions League run LATEST STORIES View comments Nadal returned but was clearly bothered by the injury, limping and taking as much time as possible as he tried to stretch between points.He called the trainer again after losing the fourth set, and lasted only two further games.Cilic had only previously beaten Nadal once in their six previous matches — in their first match at Beijing in 2009.Nadal had a delayed start to the season because of an injured right knee, but appeared to be in good form through the first four rounds. He now hasn’t won back-to-back Australian Open quarterfinals since 2008 and ’09, the year he won his only Australian title.“I worked hard to be here,” said Nadal, who skipped tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Brisbane, Australia, while his knee recovered at the start of the season. “We did all the things that we believed were the right things to do.”His absence also means there’s only one of last year’s singles finalists remaining in the tournament. Roger Federer, who beat Nadal in five sets last year, is playing Tomas Berdych in a quarterfinal on Wednesday.Serena Williams didn’t defend her title, deciding she hadn’t had enough time to prepare following the birth of her first child last September. Her older sister, Venus Williams, was beaten in the first round.On top of that, six-time champion Novak Djokovic was upset in the fourth round.There’ll be a British man in the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time in nine years, but it won’t be five-time finalist Murray — who skipped the season-opening tournament to have surgery on his hip.Edmund had never played in a major quarterfinal, had never won five consecutive matches at tour level, had lost both of his previous matches against Dimitrov and had never beaten a top five player. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ He checked all those boxes on Rod Laver Arena.“I am loving it right now, just the way I’m playing,” Edmund said. “My first Grand Slam semifinal. First time I played on one of the biggest courts in the world. To beat a quality of player like Grigor. They’re great feelings. So, yeah, I just try to enjoy it as much as possible.”After breaking Dimitrov’s serve in the ninth game of the fourth set, Edmund set up match point with an ace. Then he had to wait before a video challenge confirmed that Dimitrov’s last shot — a floating backhand — was out.“I just held my nerve in that last game and prayed that last ball would be out,” Edmund said. It was out. And so was Dimitrov, who lost a five-set semifinal here last year to Nadal.“Everything went his way today,” Dimitrov said. “It’s hard to hide a disappointment. It hurts, and so it should.”Edmund, who had a first-round upset over U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson, is now the center of attention for the tennis-loving British public.“I know what it feels like to be Andy Murray the last eight years,” he said. “It’s probably the first time I’ve done well on my own, so there’s more attention there. Of course you take it in stride.”Elise Mertens is facing a similar experience.Mertens upset fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0 to extend her winning streak to 10 matches, becoming the first Belgian since Kim Clijsters in 2012 to reach the semifinals here.Mertens, who trains at Clijsters’ academy, said: “Kim, thanks for watching. I’m trying to be in your footsteps this week.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It’s really tough to accept.”Nadal said he’d have medical scans Wednesday to determine the exact location and extent of the injury, which he could only describe as being high on his right leg but not in the hip.“Unbelievable performance from both of us and really unfortunate for Rafa,” Cilic said. “He’s such an unbelievable competitor. He always gives his best … it’s very unfortunate for him to finish this way.”It was only the second time Nadal had retired during a Grand Slam match — the last time was also an Australian Open quarterfinal, in 2010 against Andy Murray.On Tuesday night, he needed a medical timeout after going down 4-1 in the fourth set for treatment on his leg.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right tracklast_img read more

Brown nails game-winning 3 as Celtics escape Jazz

first_imgWith Kyrie Irving out after knee surgery, and Marcus Morris and Al Horford both sidelined with ankle injuries, the Celtics finished a 4-0 trip to the West in what would have been Gordon Hayward’s return to Utah had he not been injured in the season opener.This latest winning effort came because of Boston’s ability to get stops late in the game. Utah didn’t score again after Jae Crowder cut to the hoop to put the Jazz up 94-88.“We played more zone tonight than we have in two years,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Their high pick-and-rolls were giving us fits and we had to play some double bigs there for a while. Guys just kind of battled and hung around.”Donovan Mitchell scored 22 points for Utah. Ricky Rubio tallied 14 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds, and Crowder added 16 points off the bench. The Jazz (42-33) lost for the third time in five games.Utah seemed in control in the third quarter, forcing 10 turnovers and turning them into 15 points. It helped the Jazz rip off a 15-0 run, also fueled by three 3-pointers from Rubio and Crowder, to take a 69-58 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Boston Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, rear, hugs Jaylen Brown (7) after Brown scored the winning 3-pointer against the Utah Jazz during an NBA basketball game Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Salt Lake City. The Celtics won 97-94. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Jaylen Brown’s 3-pointer gave the short-handed Boston Celtics more than just a perfect road trip.It gave him some much-needed rest.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Brown credits the team’s character and refusal to give up under adversity.“I don’t think it’s really nothing new,” Brown said. “We’ve been doing it all year. I know the way we’ve won, with last-second shots and things like that, have been big, but we’ve been doing it all year. It’s nothing new to us.”UP NEXTCeltics: Host the Raptors on Saturday.Jazz: Host the Grizzlies on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “They were pressuring us good,” Stevens said. “They were switching a lot of screens on and off the ball. They were really physical with us and into our bodies. Rubio did a great job at the point of attack defensively.”Boston charged back in the fourth quarter. Back-to-back 3-pointers from Rozier and Shane Larkin helped trim the deficit to 85-84. Crowder and Mitchell answered with back-to-back layups to keep the Jazz in front.Boston kept coming and tied it at 94 on Tatum’s dunk with 1:09 left.Utah had a 13-0 run in the first quarter to take a 18-12 lead. Rudy Gobert had three baskets, including a go-ahead layup, to fuel the run. Boston missed 14 of 17 shots and scored six total points over the final 8:53 of the quarter.The teams reversed roles during the second quarter. Boston found its shooting rhythm and shut down Utah on the other end of the court. The Celtics surged in front behind a 16-2 run, taking a 46-34 lead late in the quarter. Brown put Boston in front with back-to-back baskets and capped the spurt with his second 3-pointer of the game. Utah missed six of seven shots during the run.“We had lack of focus at times,” Mitchell said. “Sometimes, like at the first of the game, we didn’t play well offensively and that puts too much pressure on our defense.”TIP-INSCeltics: Boston committed 18 total turnovers and gave up 24 points on those turnovers. … Rozier scored 11 of his 13 points in the fourth quarter. … The Celtics went 12 of 21 from 3-point range, including five makes in the fourth quarter.Jazz: Utah made five 3-pointers in the third quarter after shooting 4 of 16 from the perimeter in the first half. … Mitchell set up the third quarter Jazz rally by scoring 10 points in the first four minutes of the second half. … The Jazz shot 20 free throws in the second half after attempting one free throw before halftime.FANTASTIC FINISHESThe Celtics completed their 14th double-digit comeback this season, tied for second-most in the NBA. Boston now has made five go-ahead field goals in the final five seconds of a game this season, the most of any NBA team. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Brown’s basket with 0.3 seconds left gave the Celtics a 97-94 victory Wednesday night over the Utah Jazz.“I was just hoping it went in there, man,” Brown said. “I had nothing left for OT, so I’m just happy to win.”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 crownBoston did not allow the Jazz to score over the final 2:25 and ended the game on a 9-0 run. Brown’s winner from straightaway came after Joe Ingles missed a potential go-ahead shot for the Jazz with 16 seconds remaining.Jayson Tatum added 16 for the Celtics, who won their fifth straight despite their injuries. Terry Rozier chipped in 13 points. James dominates again as Cavaliers top Hornets View commentslast_img read more

With Three Years Left…

first_imgOf all of the great men and women who have gone down in history’s hall of fame, we would be hard pressed to find any who took the easy road; who were afraid to disappoint friends and family; who were afraid to rock the boat, to upset entitlements; who were afraid to change the course of history; who were afraid to stand up for what was right but instead chose what was convenient; who let sleeping dogs lie; who were afraid to put their very lives on the line.No, history’s hall of fame is replete with men and women who stood up for what was right even when it was unpopular; when it wasn’t what everybody wanted to hear; even when it cost them the ultimate sacrifice — their very lives. From the ancient prophets to the new testament martyrs, to the Rosa Parkses, Martin Luther Kings, Nelson Mandelas, Jerry Rawlingses, Leymah Gbowees and Malala Yousefzais of our time, as well as those who stood with them; the one thing they all had in common was the courage to go against the grain; to do something radical; something never before done. And not just for self; but they realized soon enough that what may have begun as a personal struggle had become a fight for the human dignity of millions more than just themselves.They realized that if they had to please the establishment, they would be slaves a long time; slaves to others, slaves to systems, slaves to tyranny, corruption and terror.It is time Liberia did something different; something radical. The solutions to our problems are not in the World Bank safe; not under lock and key at the International Monetary Fund; not the exclusive intellectual property of the United States government. The solutions to our problems lie right here with us, in our very hands. It is our very will to change and to succeed. Our power to succeed is directly proportional to our will to do so.So what does that mean in practical terms?It means we stop importing rice, especially during the peak of production, after the harvest; we promote the sale of locally grown “country rice”, which is much tastier and much more nutritious anyway. That means we get Lofa, Nimba and Bong back in business, and hire some cargo aircraft to transport produce to our markets until we can pave those roads and build some railroads.It means we stop importing any foods that can be grown or raised here. In addition to rice, that includes poultry, beef, fish and vegetables. If we expect to eat everyday, that will force us to quadruple our production and get our goods to market.It means whatever we have to import (most manufactured goods for example), we import from Africa first. If it absolutely cannot be found in Africa, the we import from further away as demand dictates. That means if Mr. Trawally on the Kakata highway produces toilet tissue, we prioritize his produce. Insofar as his production capacity is insufficient to meet the demands of the market (in terms of quantity as well as quality), we then import from a regional partner (Ghana for example). If it cannot be found in ECOWAS, we source from SADC or East Africa.Would it not be less expensive for us to import from Ghana than from the Middle East? But if everything we use, eat and drink comes from so far away, no wonder prices are so much higher than people can afford!“We Buy African First” should be the commercial mantra of the continent.And why does the country with the largest shipping registry in the world not have vessels of its own? What do LISCR and Maritime do with all that money?It means we set our own agenda and operate according to timed deliverables. That means any development plan (master, medium and short term) has to have a TIMETABLE for EXECUTION. If we continue to produce 100-page documents outlining what we’d like to see done in the future, none of it will ever get done. We need measurable goals and deliverables. Measurements make for accountability.It means we begin to prosecute LACC offenders with immediate effect, regardless of status or class, and reward those who did accurately declare their assets. It is much more possible to build capacity than to teach integrity.It means we remove family members from positions of authority, to include negotiations and advisory posts. We eliminate the stench of nepotism.With three more years to go, if this administration wants a legacy, it can be done. But it will take Iron Lady backbone, which not even blood can break.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

De Gea could miss Liverpool tie due to injury

first_img0Shares0000De Gea could miss Liverpool tie due to hamstring injury. Photo/TEAMTALKLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 16 – David de Gea’s availability for Manchester United’s clash with Liverpool is uncertain after picking up a suspected hamstring injury while on international duty.Spain booked their place at Euro 2020 as they came from behind to draw 1-1 with Sweden, but United will be more concerned with the health of their goalkeeper, who limped out of the action. The 28-year-old goalkeeper hobbled off after an hour of the game, and there are now big concerns in the United camp that he will be unable to play against Liverpool at Old Trafford in a huge game on Sunday afternoon.In an innocuous-looking incident, De Gea immediately grabbed the back of his thigh after clearing a backpass from his own player, and there are fears he may have pulled his hamstring.He sat on the ground in his six-yard box before making his own way off the pitch accompanied by the Spanish medical team.United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping the injury is not serious and will be anxiously waiting for an update on his fitness.Spain did not comment after the game, but even if it is not serious, the keeper has to be rated as an early doubt for the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s men. 0Shares0000(Visited 15 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SANTA LATEST: MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION USE RADAR TO GUIDE SLEIGH

first_imgSANTA’S pressies delivery vehicle is being guided across Donegal tonight by the Malin Head Coast Guard Station.Greencastle man Paul Gill is on the controls at the station overnight to make sure Santa’s sleigh doesn’t get held up in the biting northerly winds.“Sure, it will be grand,” said Paul. “It’s one elf of a night out there.” SANTA LATEST: MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD STATION USE RADAR TO GUIDE SLEIGH was last modified: December 24th, 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)last_img read more

WIN A FREE MEET AND GREET WITH HOME AND AWAY HUNK HEATH BRAXTON THIS WEEKEND AT THE PULSE

first_imgDonegal Daily in conjunction with The Pulse Venue Letterkenny are giving ONE lucky reader an incredible chance win an unbelievable competition.One lucky reader will be able to bring FIVE friends for a delicious meal in the Old Orchard Bar before luxury transfer takes you to The Pulse Venue. On arrival at The Pulse Venue, YOU and your FIVE friends will have a personal champagne reception in their reserved lounge with Home and Away Heartthrob Heath Braxton. Heath is on his farewell tour, and this will be his last official appearance in Ireland before he heads back to Australia.A massive crowd is expected to descend on The Pulse Venue this weekend to get their picture taken with the soap star.All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning this competition is LIKE AND SHARE this post and management at The Pulse Venue will randomly select the lucky winner.WIN A FREE MEET AND GREET WITH HOME AND AWAY HUNK HEATH BRAXTON THIS WEEKEND AT THE PULSE was last modified: November 11th, 2014 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:Entertainmenthome-page featuresnewsThe Pulse Venuelast_img read more

Week 3

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thursday St. Francis 13, Burroughs 10 Friday Notre Dame 34, Palmdale 7 Valencia 48, El Toro 20 Taft 59, Monroe 0 Thousand Oaks 21, Camarillo 14 Birmingham 28, Crespi 27 Hart 38, Westlake 7 Simi Valley 34, Canyon 27 Oaks Christian 50, Burbank 10 Newbury Park 24, Oak Park 13 Campbell Hall 23, St. Monica 0 Grace Brethren 32, Fillmore 13 Garces 40, Paraclete 7 Vasquez 14, Rosamond 13 Agoura 24, Rio Mesa 14 Alemany 21, Littlerock 0 Antelope Valley 14, Silverado 0 Boron 41, Knight 0 Canoga Park 28, Cleveland 19 Cantwell-Sacred Heart 37, Desert 23 Chaminade 23, Calabasas 7 Chino 48, Saugus 21 Glendale 21, South Pasadena 7 Grant 31, Reseda 21 Harvard-Westlake 14, St. Bernard 0 Huntington Park 55, Hollywood 14 Inglewood 28, Highland 9 Kennedy 18, Chatsworth 11 La Canada 21, Gabrielino 9 Lancaster 21, Kilpatrick 6 Marshall 45, Poly 10 Moorpark 47, Hueneme 0 North Hollywood 34, Van Nuys 29 Quartz Hill 14, Barstow 7 Ribet Academy 21, Viewpoint 8 Rowland 16, Eagle Rock 6 San Fernando 23, Granada Hils 21 Sylmar 52, El Camino Real 14 Ventura 21, Royal 0 Verdugo Hills 20, Crescenta Valley 14 Saturday Brethren Christian 51, Malibu 26 Loyola 45, La Quinta 15 L.A. Baptist 46, Western Chr. 7 Pioneer Valley 67, Golden Valley 14 Mojave 35, Hoover 21 Flintridge Prep 21, Bell-Jeff 12 Thursday, Sept. 29 Alemany High 38, Golden Valley 7 St. Francis 45, Pasadena 10last_img read more

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgGlenties Community News:The Late Hugh Boyle:The death took place recently in Killybegs Hospital of Hugh Boyle, Caosan, Kilraine, Glenties. Hugh is survived by one brother, Michael and one sister, Philomena Coughlan, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His brother Patrick and two sisters, Bridget Boyle and Sarah O’ Neill predeceased him. The Late Frank Connaghan:The death took place in Letterkenny Hospital on Sunday 7th September 2014 of Frank Connaghan, Main Street (formerly Mill Road), Glenties. Frank is survived by his wife, Anne, son Manus, daughters, Tara and Francine sisters, Anne and Madge, other relatives and friends to whom sincere sympathy is extended. His daughter, Nadine predeceased him in 1988.Golden Wedding:Congratulations to Jimmy and Bernadette Mc Kelvey, Beaghmore, Fintown, who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary last weekend. Silver Wedding:Congratulations to Laurence and Michelle Molloy, Narin Road, Glenties, who celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary recently. Best wishes to both couples for many more happy years together.Wedding Bells:Congratulations and Best Wishes to Aimee Mc Devitt, daughter of Jim and Sandy Mc Devitt, Glen Road, Glenties and Adam Kemp, Donegal Town, who were married in Rathmullan House on Friday 19th September 2014.Aerobics and Kettlebell Classes: Aerobics and Kettlebell classes will commence in the Highlands Hotel on Thursday 9th October from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. This is a five week course or pay as you go. Please contact Martina 086 3846302 to confirm your place.Occupational First Aid Refresher Course:St Riaghan’s NS, Drimnacrosh are running an Occupational First Aid refresher course in the school on Wednesday 8th & Wednesday 15th October- (7 p.m. to 10 p.m. each evening). A limited number of places are still available. If you have completed this course within the past two years and wish to renew your certificate, please contact the school on 9551591 or 086 1798692 to secure a place. The cost per person is €40 which includes exam and certificate.‘Frank Pig Says Hello’:An Grianan Theatre presents ‘Frank Pig Says Hello’ a Play by Pat Mc Cabe in Glenties Community Centre on Friday 3rd October 2014, Show starts at 8.30pm.Understanding Dyslexia:Donegal Local Development Company invites you to an Information Event; Understanding Dyslexia, a one hour session will be held ; Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday October 7th -3.30pm . Topics covered will include- understanding dyslexia, indicators of dyslexia, what an assessment involves and how to get an assessment Collection:The Annual Labour Party Collection will be taken up at Church Gates in Glenties and Edeninfagh on weekend 4th and 5th October.Glenties Community Centre:Bingo held in Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday Night at 9pm.Snooker:Snooker room is open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 10pm. Saturday, Sunday 10am to 10pmTai Chi:Tai Chi every Wednesday night 8pm -9.30pm.New CE Scheme:New CE scheme started on 22nd September 2014, any one willing to start contact 087 9695053 for more details. FAS criteria apply.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: October 2nd, 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:Glenties community newslast_img read more

New North West cancer centre ‘on target’ for opening

first_imgThe Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) has confirmed that the radiotherapy service at Altnagelvin Hospital is on target to commence at the end of November.The new service will greatly enhance existing cancer care already delivered at Altnagelvin and will provide radiotherapy treatment for cancer patients living within the Western Trust area, the northern sector of the Northern Trust (BT51 to BT57) and Donegal (Letterkenny University Hospital locality).Lead Clinical Oncologist, Dr David Stewart, said; “For the past three years our oncology team, therapeutic radiography staff and medical physics team have been working together to design patient pathways and to plan for the delivery of the new service. We have also worked closely with our health colleagues at the regional cancer centres in Belfast and Galway and with cancer services staff in the Northern Trust and Letterkenny University Hospital.” Dr Stewart added: “To support the implementation of radiotherapy treatment at the hospital, the opening of the Radiotherapy Department will be phased. This is to ensure radiotherapy within Northern Ireland continues to be delivered safely to the highest standard.“The initial phase will see a small number of new patients with Prostate cancer receive their treatment at the centre. This will commence within a matter of days. Phase two, in the New Year, will see a gradual increase in the number of patients and different types of cancers being treated at the centre.”Dr Stewart continued: “Anyone with a recent cancer diagnosis residing within the catchment area of the new facility will have their radiotherapy treatment information and options explained to them fully by their oncologist. In the interest of consistency of care, a patient who starts their treatment in a particular hospital will continue to have their treatment at that same hospital. This will ensure that they are being cared for by the same team and more importantly with the same diagnostic and treatment equipment.”“Patients currently attending a medical team for investigations or for cancer treatment such as chemotherapy or hormonal therapy will continue to do so. The point at which patients will attend Altnagelvin for radiotherapy is when they are referred by their medical team. Elaine Way, Chief Executive of the Western Trust said: “A new radiotherapy facility at Altnagelvin Hospital has been on the horizon for almost a decade. It is absolutely fantastic for the people of the North West and surrounding areas that we are now about to make use of this outstanding new development. I would like to pay tribute to everyone involved in the construction of the facility and those who are working tirelessly at the service planning end, ensuring we will be delivering the highest quality of care possible.”New North West cancer centre ‘on target’ for opening was last modified: November 16th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more