Alarm: Hazard, injured in the ankle for which he was discharged

first_imgIn the next few hours you will be tested for the extent of the injury and know if you can be available to Zidane for this decisive week. However, the Belgian pain gestures do not allow to be very optimistic. Misfortune is reprimanded with Hazard on that ankle. The Belgian played in the Ciutat de Valencia his second consecutive game after recovering from the perimaleolar microfissure he had suffered on November 27 before the PSG and for which he was three months off. 7 Hazard has blown the alarms at Real Madrid. The Belgian midfielder left the pitch limping in the 67th minute of the match against Levante. As soon as he reached the bench, ice was applied to his right ankle. The preoccupation in Madrid is maximum, as Zidane demonstrated when addressing the Belgian to be interested in his physical state, since Within four days Manchester City visits Santiago Bernabéu and in a week will receive the leader of LaLiga, Barcelona. The coach himself was clear at the end of the match: “It doesn’t look good about Eden. It’s more than a blow, and also where he has his injury.”last_img read more

No need to score as Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double leads Bucks past Heat

first_imgEric Bledsoe had 17 points and Malcolm Brogdon added 16 for Milwaukee, which has won 13 of 16 dating to Dec. 14. The Bucks improved to 31-12, second-best in the NBA. They are a season-high 19 games over .500.Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside had 19 points apiece for Miami, which fell to 21-21.Spoelstra expressed frustration with his team’s effort.“I didn’t see this one coming. I don’t know if our locker room saw this one coming,” Spoelstra said. “They are a very good team and you have to bring your best game against them and it starts with your effort and focus. We didn’t bring those things.”Milwaukee used a 12-0 run midway through the second quarter to pull away. The Bucks led by 26 late in the period. Antetokounmpo had five points, eight rebounds and six assists in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT Antetokounmpo, who averages nearly 27 points, took just nine shots as the Bucks benefited from having seven players score in double figures.“He didn’t need to (score),” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “He read the game and saw that everybody else was going off and he didn’t get in the way.”FEATURED 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 ChrissThe triple-double was the 13th of his career.“(Giannis) has such great court vision,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “I think all year he has done a great job of balancing scoring and facilitating.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View comments Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Roger Federer battles into Australian Open third round LATEST STORIES A lack of focus after the Bucks jumped out in front ruined the Heat’s chances for a comeback, Winslow said.“There were a couple of stretches that we became disconnected from each other and the game,” he said. “Guys looked like they didn’t want to be here when we got down by 20, but we can’t have that. We have to keep that competitive edge.”The Bucks built a 31-point lead in the third quarter and held a 93-63 advantage heading to the fourth. Milwaukee’s lead grew to as many as 38, the final margin, in the fourth as both teams turned to their reserves early.“We were in a zone (defense) and they started to hit some 3s,” Whiteside said. “I think we started to overact and miscommunicated.”The Bucks had a 13-2 run to close out the first quarter and grab a 30-23 lead despite shooting 39 percent. Whiteside had 10 points in the quarter for Miami.TIP-INSHeat: Started a four-game trip and play 12 of their next 16 on the road. … Whiteside returned to the lineup after missing Saturday’s game due to illness. … G Josh Richardson started after not participating in the team’s practice on Monday due to knee tendinitis.Bucks: Signed forward Bonzie Colson to a two-way contract. Colson has spent the 2018-19 season with the Canton Charge of the G league after going undrafted out of Notre Dame. … Brogdon missed just his third free throw in 88 attempts this season. … All 13 players scored.BANGED UPAntetokounmpo, who has been dealing with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion, played his second consecutive game after sitting out against Washington on Friday. “Sometimes during the season, you get some bangs and some bruises,” Budenholzer said. “The more we can manage how much he does either on off days or practice days or shootarounds, but he’s not easy to dial back. We just need to make sure that he stays as healthy as possible.” UNUSUAL SURROUNDINGSDwyane Wade starred at Marquette, which played its home games at the Bradley Center until moving into the Bucks’ new arena, the Fiserv Forum, when it opened this season. Demolition crews imploded the massive roof of the neighboring Bradley Center on Sunday.“Normally, I come back and I can look around the arena and think about moments I had at Marquette and the Bradley Center,” Wade said. “This is definitely a little different in a new arena. It was definitely a home-court advantage. We lost one game in my two years there.”UP NEXTHeat: Visit Detroit on Friday night.Bucks: At Memphis on Wednesday night, where Milwaukee has won just once since 2009.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Milwaukee Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo goes after a loose ball in front of Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Held well below his season scoring average, Giannis Antetokounmpo found other ways to help the Milwaukee Bucks win.Antetokounmpo had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in his fourth triple-double of the season, and the Bucks cruised past the Miami Heat 124-86 on Tuesday night.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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Ganta City Council Demands Flat Roofs on Main Street

first_imgThe Ganta City Council (GCC) in conjunction with the city corporation has begun enforcing a policy that compels people building on the main street to erect flat roofs.The decision, according to Ganta City Council Chairman, Amos Saye Gbatu, was made prior to the road reaching Ganta.The enforcement, however, is taking effect in the wake of CHICO reaching Ganta with the road construction work. The ordinance has sparked a high level of euphoria not only among personnel of the local authority but also among the public.Mr. Gbatu indicated that the GCC remains consistent and forceful in implementing the new regulation, adding that there is another regulation in the offing. He spoke in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer over the weekend in Ganta.He emphasized that the decision, when implemented, will give a better facelift to the city as development unfolds.He said they empathize with residents especially businesspeople for the stress associated with the regulation and the ongoing road work.Said Mr. Gbatu, development does not come easily, stressing that it requires all to endure pain.Presuming that there may be some people refusing to comply, he asserted that the GCC has lawyers to deal with anyone failing to comply with the regulation.He warned that those without the capacity or refusing to comply should leave their land vacant, but should not erect any structure that is not a flat roof on the main street.Part of the main street now occupied by flat roof buildings stretches from the Monrovia parking to Guinea Road intersection where the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) is located.As for the street leading from the turning point to LPMC and then Saclepea Highway, Mr. Gbatu said “We are going step by step and when the time comes, those along that line will see reason to begin doing the same when they see that one side of the city is given a facelift.”He added that when the government begins constructing the road from Ganta to the Southeast, residents along that street would already be adjusted to the regulation and will start to undertake projects in line with the city ordinance.Amid the enforcement, many entrepreneurs in Ganta have registered their willingness to erect flat roofs on the main street, with Madison Gausi of the Wingus Business Center vigorously constructing one of the flat roof buildings.In a related development, the pavement of the road leading from Ganta to Yekepa through Saniquellie is underway as the Senegalese company, CSE, has begun moving its equipment along the highway.There is also a road beginning at the main street of Ganta to Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Maryland Counties.This highway, sometimes referred to as the Ganta-Harper Highway, was undergoing construction from 1984 to the beginning of the Liberian civil crisis in 1989.The work was abandoned due to the civil crisis that ended in 2003, except for the segment beginning from Fishtown, River Gee County to Maryland that is undergoing construction with funding from the African Development Bank (AfDB).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Region 9 man jailed for killing father

first_imgA North Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) man who killed his father in 2014 was jailed for 12 years when he appeared before Justice Sandil Kissoon at the Suddie High Court.Danny Stephen admitted that on November 22, 2014 at North Rupununi, Region Nine, he murdered his father, Donaldson Stephen.The court heard that the victim and the accused were at a neighbour’s home assisting in some rehabilitation activities after which they all started to imbibe. About 19:00h, the now deceased man left and made his way home. However, moments after he arrived home, his wife was disturbed by loud noises coming from outside the home; upon checking, she recognised it was her son who was making the noises as he was at the time intoxicated.The older Stephen became annoyed at his son and went into the yard where he and the accused had an altercation, during which the accused armed himself with a cutlass and inflicted chop wounds about the victim’s body. The injured man was rushed to the nearby health post where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The younger Stephen arrested and he handed over the murder weapon.Before handing down the sentence, Justice Kissoon took into consideration the accused’s early guilty plea. He handed down the 12-year sentence and ordered that the years spent on remand be deducted from the sentence.last_img read more

Case dismissed against woman who threw muddy water on PPP protestors

first_imgThe woman, who allegedly threw muddy gutter water on a group of People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) protesters on July 19, 2019, at Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, had the charge dismissed against her. The case was dismissed after the Virtual Complainant failed to show up on Tuesday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to give evidence. The case was called on several occasions but the VC was a no-show.At the court hearing, Cassandra Amsterdam, 24, a cosmetologist who is a squatter at Lot 48 Barrack and High Streets, Georgetown, appeared before Magistrate Rondell Weaver, who dismissed the charge.Reports are on July 19, as hundreds of PPP supporters were protesting in front of the Guyana Elections Commission, Amsterdam hurled expletives at the protesters and then proceeded into her home, brought out a cutlass and threatened the peaceful protesters.The woman, along with others in the yard, were seen with knives in their hands threatening the protesters. Several of the protesters said that Amsterdam then took a bucket and dipped it in a nearby gutter and threw the muddy water at them. She then ran inside, picked up a pitchfork and proceeded to exit the yard with intentions of confronting the protesters.Police ranks who were stationed at the protest quickly disarmed the pregnant woman and arrested her. She was then taken away in handcuffs.During her first court appearance, the woman claimed that on July 19, her child was asleep and the protesters were making “a set of unnecessary noise in front her house”.Amsterdam further claimed that she threw a cup of clean water into the crowd but it did not catch anyone, after which she apologised for the act.last_img read more

Who will win the 2015 Champions League? Find out here

first_img5 5 Atletico MadridWhy Atleti can go one better this yearDiego Simeone’s side are continuing to prove they’re no one-season wonder. Full of grit and determination, Atletico have consistently proved themselves to be an excellent side under the forthright Argentinian. A 4-0 win over rivals Real illustrates their ability to compete with the best and go one better after finishing as runners-up last year.Why Simeone could be raging againJacks of all trades but masters of none. Atletico aren’t full of goals, Mario Mandzukic and Antoine Griezmann aside. Their defence is breachable and they’re ill disciplined. Red cards and bookings which lead to suspensions could see them derail their own quest for glory.Borussia DortmundWhy Dortmund can harbour hopes of repeating the glory of 1997The German side are underachieving this season and are at the wrong end of the Bundesliga table but some of their best results have been in the Champions League. Jurgen Klopp’s men hit 16 goals and conceded just four in the group stages and at the Westfalenstadion put Arsenal to the sword with ease, winning 2-0. They could cause a shock if opponents like Juventus underrate them, especially with Marco Reus getting back to his best and new signing Kevin Kampl looking bright.Why they would be better off focusing on Bundesliga survivalKlopp’s men really have been dreadful for the majority of the season and lost five in a row back in October. They’re nowhere near the side who reached the Champions League final back in 2013 and having lost key players will struggle to get back there, especially with Juventus as their next opponents.Who are you tipping to win the 2015 Champions League? Comment below! 5 5 Champions League 5 JuventusWhy the Turin giants are ready to make the step upThe Serie A kings are masters of the clean sheet. Across all competitions, they have managed to stop their opponents from scoring an incredible 20 times. They have the faltering Borussia Dortmund as their opponents in the last 16 and keeping it tight at the back again will help their quest to make an overdue first final since 2003, when they lost on penalties to AC Milan.Why it won’t be Juve’s yearMassimiliano Allegri has a squad full of wily old pros, mixed with the youth and exuberance of France sensation Paul Pogba, but after a tiring season the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Patrice Evra and Giorgio Chiellini may find themselves undone by pace, which is a worry given they could come up against Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when they take on Borussia Dortmund. A run to the latter stages, rather than ultimate triumph, is a more realistic aim for the Italian champions.BarcelonaWhy Barcelona are back and ready to rule againLionel Messi and Neymar have been in scintillating form this season and, with 61 goals between them across all competitions, the deadly duo could fire Luis Enrique’s side through to the final of the competition. And that’s before considering the quality of Luis Suarez.Why Messi may miss out Enrique is yet to find his best team and continually alters his personnel and his tactics. If he doesn’t play his best side against Manchester City, they could come unstuck and find themselves dumped out of the competition. This isn’t the Barcelona of four or five years ago and their rivals know it.ArsenalWhy Wenger can dream of finally winning the Champions League Arsenal seem capable of the unpredictable at the moment. They’re a Jekyll and Hyde side who can beat the reigning Premier League champions one week and lose 2-1 to their fierce rivals soon after. Monaco are beatable and the Gunners should progress to the next round and, while they will be rank outsiders themselves to win the tournament, you’ve got to be in it to win it!Why the Gunners are unlikely to break Wenger’s European duckArsene Wenger’s dodgy defence and a poor track history with injuries mean it’ll be tough for the Gunners to progress any further than the last eight. The Frenchman currently has five key men on the treatment table but that could easily increase with a fixture pile-up on the horizon. Real MadridWhy the holders can retain their trophyThe BBC. No, not that BBC! Rather than just highlight the phenomenal Cristiano Ronaldo, let’s give Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema credit too (Bale, Benzema and Cristiano, see?). The deadly triumvirate have already hit 50 La Liga goals between them and you can add 12 more in the Champions League. Ronaldo’s three-game goalless streak may be a worry for Carlo Ancelotti, but with Benzema and Bale around he’s likely to get goals from somewhere.Why the odds are against Madrid winning it againLast year saw Real claim their much-coveted tenth European Cup/Champions League trophy as they beat rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 after extra time in Lisbon. But, unfortunately history doesn’t appear to favour Los Blancos, as no team has ever retained the trophy in the post-1992 Champions League era. Currently leading La Liga, they may find the efforts necessary to regain the Spanish title for the first time since 2012 also sidetrack the mission to retain old big ears.Manchester CityWhy City could win the Champions League at lastManchester City are big game specialists. They’ve only lost once against any of the top seven in the Premier League this season over eight matches. Add to that the fact Manuel Pellegrini has beaten Bayern Munich two times in two seasons, and the club’s welcome habit for the dramatic, and you can see why they might fancy their chances of causing a shock against Barcelona. After that, who knows?Why City are still outsidersUEFA’s decision to punish Man City for their financial fair play indiscretions mean they have a squad numbering just 21, including five homegrown players. Stevan Jovetic saw himself dropped out of this to make way for new signing Wilfried Bony, angering the Montenegrin, and this highlights how small Pellegrini’s selection pool is. Any injuries or suspensions could have a fatal affect on their chances of progression for a team yet to prove itself at this level. The Champions League is back!Tuesday night sees the return of Europe’s top competition and now it gets serious as we reach the last 16.To kick off the action, Chelsea take on Paris Saint-Germain live on talkSPORT, as they look to win the trophy for a second time, while 2013 champions Bayern Munich take on Shakhtar Donetsk who have scorer supreme Luiz Adriano in their ranks.But who are the main contenders for the crown this season? talkSPORT takes a look at the top ten runners and riders…Bayern MunichWhy Bayern can win the Champions LeaguePep Guardiola’s Bundesliga behemoths show no mercy and their strong squad, which is being bolstered by the promotion of starlets like Mitchell Weiser and Gianluca Gaudino, is arguably the most balanced of any in the competition. Jerome Boateng’s World Cup final performance proved he can be one of the best stoppers on the planet on his day, while in attack they boast the likes of Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, Mario Gotze, Thomas Muller, and many more. Frightening.Why Bayern could blow itComplacency. A Kevin De Bruyne inspired Wolfsburg produced a stunning display to beat the Bavarians 4-1 at the Volkswagen Arena in the first game of the Rückrunde (the second part of the Bundesliga season). The reigning champions were below-par against their closest rivals for the title and a similar uncharacteristic showing in the Champions League could see them dispatched. Let’s not forget how close David Moyes’ Man United came to knocking them out last season, and how undercooked the German champs were when thrashed by Real Madrid in the last four. ChelseaWhy Chelsea could land a second Champions League trophyJose Mourinho’s midfield maestros possess the creativity and panache to unlock even the sternest defence. Only once have the Blues failed to find the back of the net in 38 games and that was in a 0-0 draw with Sunderland back in November. And the Portuguese – who’s already won the Champions League with Porto and Inter – has reached the semis in each of the past five seasons, falling short of the final in the last four. Time to go all the way?What could stop Mourinho going all the wayBarring a couple bus-parking performances in recent weeks, the Chelsea defence shows signs of being a little leaky. Indeed, youngster Kurt Zouma is now getting his chance in the back-four as Jose Mourinho tinkers with his team, while Thibaut Courtois and Petr Cech have had plenty of work to do between the sticks to earn clean sheets. Against the best club sides in world football, they will be on the back foot and even Mourinho renowned defensive organisation might not be enough to thwart world class opposition.Paris Saint-GermainWhy the French champs could win a first Champions LeagueZlatan Ibrahimovic. The powerful Swedish centre-forward is a wrecking ball capable of demolishing any defence which he finds in his way. His record of 15 goals in 19 Champions League games is a fine total and whether he is able to find a way past Chelsea’s defence may be the difference between the French side winning or lose their last 16 tie. Ibrahimovic won’t want to retire without winning the Champions League, so it feels like now or never.Why PSG will probably fall shortInconsistency. Laurent Blanc’s side, despite the efforts of Ibrahimovic, find themselves third in Ligue 1 after a 2-2 draw with Caen. A nine-game winning run across October and November was impressive but merely made up for a poor start to the season, which saw them draw seven of their first 11 matches. Only three teams have managed to beat the Parisians this season, but the competition is going to get tougher in tougher on Europe’s grandest stage.last_img read more

Diocese of Orange settles 4 abuse cases

first_imgLAWSUITS: The bishop is still facing contempt charges for sending a key witness out of the country. By Gillian Flaccus THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange said Friday that it will pay nearly $7 million to settle four sexual abuse lawsuits, including one for which the bishop faces contempt of court proceedings for sending a monsignor out of the country before he could testify. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe cases were the first to be filed since 2004, when the diocese reached a record-breaking $100 million settlement with about 90 plaintiffs. The four lawsuits, the first of which was to go to trial Oct. 15, involved allegations against three lay teachers at Mater Dei High School and Santa Margarita High School, as well as a lay musician at a neighborhood parish. “I’m sorry that any of this happened and that even one person was abused,” Bishop Tod D. Brown said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. “We’ve taken every possible position that we can to make sure this doesn’t happen again, and I hope it doesn’t.” Sarah Gray, one of the plaintiffs, said she was pleased to have a settlement but still had to work on personal healing. “I really wanted to go to trial, and at the same time, I think, the settlement really accords the same amount of accountability to the diocese,” said Gray, who alleged she was sexually molested by her choir teachers in the late 1990s at Mater Dei. The diocese will pay $6.685 million to the four plaintiffs, making an average payout of $1.7 million per person. The case against a coach at Mater Dei had put Brown in the unusual position of having to sit for a contempt of court hearing, scheduled for Tuesday. If the hearing goes forward and Brown is found to be in contempt, he could face sanctions from a verbal reprimand to jail time. Defense lawyers said they had not reached the settlement to avoid Brown’s contempt of court hearing for sending a key witness to Canada for medical treatment. Brown will insist on going forward with the hearing Tuesday to clear his name, said Peter Callahan, the bishop’s attorney. “The bishop wants to go; he wants to clear his name from these accusations,” Callahan said. “The story is going to be that we settled to avoid the contempt charge, and that’s just a darn untruth.” Orange County Superior Court Judge Gail Andler this week ordered a hearing to determine whether Brown should be held in contempt for sending a high-ranking church official to Canada for medical treatment before he could complete his deposition in the case. Brown denied Friday that he sent Msgr. John Urell away to keep evidence out of the court’s hands.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgDDTV: Daniel O’Donnell was awarded the Freedom of Donegal today.And Shane Wallace from Wallace Media was there to record the events.Click our video to watch highlights.  DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF DANIEL O’DONNELL’S CIVIC RECEPTION was last modified: June 22nd, 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:DDTV: WATCH VIDEO OF DANIEL O’DONNELL’S CIVIC RECEPTIONlast_img read more


first_imgSunset off Gaoth Dobhair Bay. Pic Tommy Curran for donegaldaily.comA man living in New Zealand has helped make Goath Dobhair through to the final stages of Ireland’s Best Place to Holiday in an Irish Times competition.Sean Mullin’s graphic description helped the region make it to the last 25 of the prestigious competition.Sean wrote “The sheer, narrow inlets mash the surf into slosh pits of creamy foam next to beaches of smooth rocks which clack and rustle with each monster wave. I’m in New Zealand now. I still compare everywhere I go here to Gweedore.” This is his pitch!The last leg of the journey is where the holiday begins and that has always been when the net of green pasture frays and gives way to rolling blanket bog. A few miles outside of Kilmacrennan, the road turns left and The Derryveagh mountains swallow the agricultural divides. This precludes the rounding of Errigal mountain, where Dun Lewey Lough and the Poisoned Glen glistens majestically below and where, on a clear day you first catch glimpse of a shimmering band of Atlantic Ocean. This observation was first made to me by my brother circa 1988, thus changing the dynamics of the “first to see the sea” game forever. Over that brow is a different world, that’s why “Donegal” for our family never really began at Lifford, instead it began more or less when entering a rough square of about 10 miles each side, bound North and West by ocean and South and East by hills and lakes. It used to be a torture to get to; now the new road eases you into Gweedore and the Gaelteach, as it does your best bet is to look behind you for the sight of the streaked, quartz infused face of Errigal as she looks to sea. Thanks to the cosmetic surgery inflicted ages ago by hungry glaciers, you might get silly, think you are in the Himalayas, except now is the time to roll down the window and take a gulp of salt and peat. The road where Annagary, Bunbeg and Derrybeg clumsily nudge at each other’s elbows will lead you round to the Bloody Foreland, where a black granite headland genuflects into rolling Atlantic surf. The sheer, narrow inlets here mash the surf into slosh pits of creamy foam next to beaches of smooth, pale skull sized rocks which clack and rustle with each beat of monster wave. The people here sing at you when they talk with lilts that are the same time as soft as water as they are sharp like the edge of a spade. Tourism is a lifeline for an area which has always said too many goodbyes to its youth, but it is also a threat. The people here will take you on (especially if you carry more than a cúpla focal) but they won’t take you in fully. You wouldn’t want them to; part of the attraction here is being the mystified stranger. You can mingle easily in Hudi Beags and Teach Leos, where dialects crash and the tunes flow off the instruments like the Guinness off the pipes. You might chance upon the best night of your life. You come here for the light though, which does astonishing things. In mid-summer. when dusk never fully fades into night the prostrate silhouette of Tory Island erupts in bonfires that mingle with the dying embers of the day as the beam from the light house swings. I’m in New Zealand now, a mesmerising “Godzone” of stunning beauty. I still compare everywhere I go here to Gweedore.Local attractionsCatch the National Park at Glenveagh before entering; Amble up Errigal Mountain by way of the car park off the Mountain Road; Visit the burnt out church at Dunlewey, an oasis of spiritualised tranquillity within an oasis of spiritualised tranquillity, Call at the Big Beach at Derrybeg, to watch the shipwreck slowly crumble. EnvironmentStunning coastlines with beach upon near deserted beach vying for your affection; A tight network of stone walls break the hills into smithereens; hop across the boats and score some oysters in the miniaturised Bunbeg Harbour.ActivitiesGo walking…lots…everywhere; Catch a ferry to Tory Island; Do a spot of Sea Kayaking at Maghergallen.Culture Earagail Arts Festival nearby in July; Frankie Kennedy Music School in Bunbeg over New Years (brave a New Years Day dip in the ocean if you dare), Mary from Dungloe arrives in late July; Good Traditional Music year round in Teach Leo’s and the Monday session in Hudi Beag’s over summer. Original, locally produced oil paintings from the edge of civilisation across the sea on Tory.FamiliesTake the kids to the beaches too inspire a sense of wonder; if it’s raining there are several leisure centres to cater for little swimmers otherwise, a deck of cards is handy….Transport John McGinley Buses from Parnell Square terminate at Bunbeg; A blistering drive along the R251off the N56; Fly from London, Dublin and Glasgow into Donegal Airport at Carrickfinn; Plentiful local taxis will take around with a bit of character to boot…or just walk, lots.Eating and drinkingDanny Minnies in Annargary for great local food, travel a little further up the coast to Dunfanaghy for top sea food at The Cove; find the best local spots for gathering fresh mussels and drink in Sean Ogs, The Seaview, Teach Leos, Teach Jacks, Foreland Heights, Hudi Beags, Dodge Disco….AccommodationAn Chuirt just outside Gweedore for great leisure facilities, lazy riverside walks and great view of Errigal mountain; The “Big Hotel”: Ostan Gweedore by the beach, countless B&Bs and cottage rentals and free camping by the beaches.ShoppingAuthentic Knitwear at Cladyknit in Derrybeg; pick out a hidden gem at Teach Thomas Bookstore, Middletown, Craft shops here and there about the place.GAOTH DOBHAIR MAKES SHORT-LIST OF BEST PLACES TO HOLIDAY IN IRELAND! was last modified: April 29th, 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:Gaoth DobhairIrish Timeslast_img read more


first_imgJOB VACANCY: One of Donegal’s most popular supermarkets are looking to recruit new staff to become part of their dynamic, innovative and hardworking team. Management at Kavanagh’s Supervalu Ballybofey are seeking to recruit a sales assistant to work in the Butcher’s department of the store.The exciting position is full-time and the salary for the position is negotiable. Experience is not essential as the team at Kavanagh’s Supervalu offer training and mentoring to new staff.Attitude is the key ingredient to become a successful candidate for the position that is available.JOB REQUIREMENTS:Willing to show initiative, along with a high standard of motivation.Committed to quality in performance and dedicated to offering the highest standard of customer care and service.Committed to operating and maintaining high standards of safety and hygiene.Applicants must have excellent people and communication skills.Minimum ONE years experience with red meat would be an advantage but NOT essential.If you’re interested in joining their team then send your CV now to Or alternatively to Mr Charlie Ferry, Store Manager, Kavanaghs Super Valu, Trusk Road, Ballybofey, Co.Donegal.  KAVANAGH’S SUPERVALU BALLYBOFEY LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF was last modified: July 30th, 2015 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:jobsnewslast_img read more