JOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, CE CE, WINNER: “I thought there was just one speed horse (favored Hard Not to Love), but it changed and that helped me. We were able to take back a little and she was so full of run, I wanted to make the leader work a little bit at the three eighths, so I let my filly go a little. Down the lane, she was in control. She’s come back better than ever. She ran against some of the best fillies in the world in New York (fourth in the Grade I Acorn at Belmont Park June 8) and she ran just like she ran the other day (when a 4 ¼ length allowance winner going 6 ½ furlongs here on Feb. 17).” TRAINER QUOTESMICHAEL McCARTHY, CE CE, WINNER: “She was able to keep her face clean. Victor did a great job of getting her tucked in coming to the half mile pole. (Went) head and head with the good filly (Hard Not to Love), it’s nice to watch her get the job done.“I’ve always thought she was really good. Last spring, I thought she could beat any kind, unfortunately she got hurt after the Acorn (June 8, Belmont), which made us take a step back and take some time off. She has come back and hasn’t missed a beat. I can’t thank Bo (Hirsh) enough for letting us take our time and pick our spots, I kind of wanted to wait for Keenland, but I’m glad we didn’t after today’s result. All the credit goes to Bo and Candy.”BO HIRSH, OWNER, CE CE, WINNER: “She could be the best I’ve ever had, she’s a half-sister to Papa Clem and we’re very proud of her mother Miss Houdini, who is 21 years old today and still going strong. I am just so excited today. We came out here because we had to find a race to run this filly in and I said let’s take our shot with nothing else for her to get to the next level and she beat all our expectations. I thought it might be a little tough to win this one today. I am pleasantly surprised.” NOTES: The winning owner is Bo Hirsh, LLC.
Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title She shared the distinction with Jordan Clarkson, the Filipino-American player of Cleveland in the National Basketball Association, who carried the flag during the opening parade.Diaz ruled the 53-kilogram bracket on the day the Filipino cagers lost to eventual champion China, 80-82, that set them up against the Koreans.Judoka Kiyomi Watanabe lost to a Japanese world champion to settle for silver in the women’s -63 kg class and boxer Rogen Ladon tearfully yielded the gold in men’s flyweight after sustaining a bad cut above the left eye.The country ended up with a medal count of four-gold, two-silver and 15-bronze medals and finished 19th overall, a slight improvement from 22nd place four years ago in Incheon, South Korea, where it tallied 1-3-11.“There are so many things that we still need to do,” Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) president Ricky Vargas said Sunday after the mixed relay team in triathlon finished sixth overall at Jakabaring Sports Complex in Palembang province.“By all indications, the 18th Asian Games was a success for the Philippines—total medal count improved, gold count quadrupled,” Vargas said. “But the target was 15th place. But it’s (19th) acceptable.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college FEU, UP clash for PVL title Host Indonesia wound up as the best Southeast Asian region, finishing fourth with a 31-24-43 count, while Thailand was 12th with a haul of 11-16-46.The Indonesians got the bulk of their gold medals from their national martial art of pencak silat, 14 in total.Malaysia tallied 7-13-16 for 14th place while Vietnam and Singapore also had four golds, but were a couple of rungs higher as the Vietnamese bagged 16 silvers and the Singaporeans four.“To be honest, no,” Vargas said when asked if the Philippines, judging from its performance here, could win the overall championship in next year’s SEA Games. “To be the overall champion is difficult, but to finish in the top three is possible. It will all depend on how we manage the events.”Athletics staked 48 gold medals and there were 44 events in swimming but the Philippines didn’t land a single medal in both sports.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz achieved as expected, bagging the country’s first gold three days after the Games officially began, before the Filipinos’ collective spirits were revived by the troika of golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan and LK Go.The twin golds made up for the failure of the men’s basketball team to enter the medal round after losing 82-91 to perennial tormentor South Korea in the quarterfinals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Then out of nowhere, Margielyn Didal, a street kid from Cebu, ruled the first ever Asiad skateboard event to likewise become a multimillionaire.Didal, a 19-year-old daughter of a carpenter and street food vendor, will pocket at least P6 million like Saso, who also topped individual play, and Diaz. She was the Philippine flag-bearer in the closing ceremonies. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil JAKARTA—Team Philippines has four female athletes to thank for its improved performance in the 18th Asian Games that ended on Sunday in the same grand manner that opened the 45-day meet.But work continues for Filipino athletes as the Southeast Asian Games, which the country will host, is happening in 14 months.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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
As road fatalities continue to skyrocket, a pensioner succumbed while receiving medical attention at the Suddie Hospital on Saturday, after the car he was driving ended up in a canal along the Danielstown Access Road, Essequibo Coast.Royston Peterson of Lot 12 Devonshire Castle, Essequibo Coast was rescued by passers-by and an occupant of the car he was driving moments after it veered off the roadway while negotiating a turn. The accident occurred at about 22:00h on Friday evening.Based on reports received, the 70-year-old man was taken to the Suddie Hospital in an unconscious state, having reportedly consumed murky water as he was trapped inside the vehicle whilst it was partially submerged in the canal.The Police stated the occupant of the car who escaped unhurt reported that the pensioner had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. A post mortem is expected to be conducted to determine the cause of his death.Last weekend, at least six persons met their demise following accidents on the East Bank and West Bank of Demerara, and in Berbice. In addition, another two persons lost their lives in two separate accidents on the East Bank of Demerara and on Mandela Avenue in Georgetown.Most of these fatal accidents were as a result of speeding and driving under the influence.
The hotel in MexicoDD TRAVEL: Here’s this week’s Late Break Deals:14 nights in the 4-star Riu Yucatan in Playacar, Mexico (overlooking the Caribbean) is €1,297 per person. Departs Dublin on June 13. This holiday is All Inclusive. Details on falconholidays.ie. Price includes baggage and transfers7 nights at the 3-star Silver Springs Hotel in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, will set you back just €291 per person. But you’ll have to be packed and ready to go…the flight leaves Dublin tomorrow, Monday, at 7pm. Price based on two adults. The holiday is also via falconholidays.ie. The holiday is self-catering, but an extra €65 will get you breakfast each day. Flights are from Dublin.If you need more time to plan, then falconholidays.ie has a great deal to Tenerife in mid-June. 7 nights at the Catalonia Punta del Rey, Las Calettilas, costs just €496 per person – based on two adults sharing – and is all-inclusive. Flights leave Dublin on June 17.Club world Travel have one week half board in Son Baulo, Majorca. Depart Dublin June 18 from €2,300 for a family of 4. – or One week full board on Thomson Majesty Cruise visiting Alcudia, Palamos, Toulon, Sete, Barcelona and Ibiza. Depart Dublin July 12 from €899pp. – or One week B&B in Hotel Astoria, Lake Garda, Italy. Depart Dublin July 20 from €675pp. Call 048 3025 7555 for more details.STAY LOCAL DEAL: The weather is warming up and Donegal can be hard to beat. You can stay at the beautiful 4-star Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh (below) for just €69pp B&B. 2-night Activity breaks with a surf lesson thrown in are €169pp – or 2 nights B&B and one dinner for the same price of €169. Booking on sandhouse.ie for the best deals.DD TRAVEL: LATE BREAK DEALS TO THE SUN – MEXICO FOR €1,295 was last modified: May 28th, 2016 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:Bulgariadonegal daily travelLate break dealsMexicoRossnowlaghSANDHOUSE HOTELTenerife
Barry Doherty was sentenced to two years in prison for stabbing Robert Kane.COURTS: A 25 year-old man from Donegal has been sentenced to two years in prison after a vicious, unprovoked and cowardly assault on a married father of one. Barry Doherty, currently serving another sentence in prison for a previous assault – appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court in relation to an incident which occurred in Moville on June 20, 2015. The court heard how Doherty charged at his victim Robert Kane with a bottle, broke it over his head, and then stabbed him while the pair were lying on the ground.A statement from Robert Kane was read to the court by Sergeant Forrestal, he told the court, “I was socialising with friends on the night in question, when I noticed three or four males in a row.“I saw one of his friends involved and intervened to break it up, I was then drawn into a row as a result of trying to intervene.“However, I opted to walk away from the row, as there were a number of different altercations breaking out around me.“However, as I walked away from the row, at the corner of my eye I saw a man charge at me with a bottle.“He broke the bottle over the head of Mr Kane, and both men fell to the ground, the bottle broke, but Mr Doherty then made attempts to slash and stab at me.“I was s***ing myself, and I was trying frantically to get away, when I got up, it was at that point I think I was stabbed.”The court then heard how independent witnesses Aoife McDonald and Danny Gillespie verified this version of events.They both told Gardaí that the attack was aggressive and unprovoked.Sergeant Forrestal said: “He got a lift home with Aoife McDonald, and he lived about six miles away from where the incident occurred.“He said he felt he was sweating, and then it was at that point he realised he had been stabbed.“He was taken to NOWDOC, and then transferred immediately to hospital, he had severe lacerations and required 27 stitches.”In a harrowing victim impact statement read again by Sergeant Forrestal – Robert Kane said how the events of that night had changed his life forever.“A few days after the incident, I was out with my girlfriend and my daughter, when I collapsed.“My life flashed in front of me, and I honestly thought I was a goner, then thought I had a bleed on the brain, but it was delayed concussion from the blow I received on the head.“I’ll never forget that night, it will never ever leave me, I might never have made it back to my partner and daughter, I’m nervous now that something might happen when I go out.“I’m conscious of the scars that I’ve been left with, when I go swimming with my daughter I feel like everybody is staring at me.“Also when I’m lying in bed with my daughter she asks me is my back sore? This makes me angry.“I didn’t go out to look for trouble, I tried to help a friend, then I walked away from it, and I was left with this scar, I’ll never forget those few seconds when we were both lying on the ground, and he was trying to stab me, he was like a crazed animal.”The defendant Barry Doherty took the stand and told the court he was profoundly sorry for his actions, and said the incident had been a turning point in his life.He read out a statement directed at the plaintiff Robert Kane.Doherty said: “I’d like to let you know how sorry I am for what I’ve done, I’ve no excuses for what I did.“I had a choice, I should have walked away and I didn’t, I’d like to sincerely apologise to Mr Kane and his family for my reckless and dangerous behaviour.“I realise the hurt and devastation my behaviour has caused Mr Kane, and this terrible incident has been a turning point in my life.“I plan on using my time in custody to address the issues I have with alcohol and substance abuse.“I moved to Ireland when I was 12, and I struggled to fit in, I was subject to severe bullying for years, and then I fell in with the wrong crowd.“I hate what I’ve become, but I want to turn my life around, and when I’m released from prison I will return to England, to get away from the bad elements that have surrounded me here in Donegal.“I’d like to again apologise to Mr Kane for the disgusting injuries he received because of my actions, and I’d like to wish him well in the future.”Judge John O’Hagan told the court: “It’s clear from your probation report that you’ve taken steps to reform your life.“These are professional people that are used to dealing with these cases, and they all say you’ve got a good side to your character, and that you are genuinely remorseful for what you have done.“However, this was a very, very serious crime and you’ve a severe history of this type of behaviour.“I do hope this is a turning point in your life, and I do think you’re genuinely remorseful for what you’ve done.”Mr Doherty was due to be released on June 1st, 2017, but Judge John O’Hagan sentenced him to a further two years in prison for this attack on Robert Kane.MAN SENTENCED TO TWO YEARS IN PRISON AFTER STABBING VICTIM AND BOTTLING HIM OVER THE HEAD was last modified: April 29th, 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:assaultattackbarry dohertycourtsnewsRobert KaneSTABBED
The Probation Service in Donegal is coming under strain and is under-staffed, a court has been told.Judge Paul Kelly told this week’s sitting of Letterkenny District Court that he was reluctant to call on the Probation Service for a number of cases that were before him. Judge Kelly outlined briefly the difficulties being experienced by the over-burdened staff at the probation offices in Letterkenny.“The Probation Services don’t have enough staff or enough time to be dealing with some of these matters,” the Judge sighed.“The Probation Services staff are under-staffed and I am reluctant to refer some of these matters to them. The staff there are over worked already.”In 2016, an additional €1.3 million was due to be allocated to the Probation Service to allow it to recruit new staff.At the time, Minister Francis Fitzgerald said the money was to enable the Service “to increase its use of supervised community sanctions to manage offenders in the community.However, with a growing number of defendants having cases refereed to the Service, staff are feeling the weight and Judge Kelly was sympathetic to their situation.“They are doing their best, but they are vastly under-resourced down there,” he said.Donegal Judge raises concerns about ‘under-resourced’ Probation Service was last modified: May 12th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Judge Paul KellyletterkennyLetterkenny District CourtProbation service
MAJELLA O’DONNELL is to have a mastectomy.The wife of Donegal singer Daniel spoke as she was reunited with him after he returned from a six week tour.The couple are planning to spend Christmas in Donegal before going to Tenerife for the New Year. “I feel great. I think once you have chemotherapy out of the way, you feel on a high anyway because you don’t have to go through that – hopefully – again.“I’m fine, but I will be having a mastectomy but that’s prophylactic as they say. That’s preventative.“I don’t have it (cancer) at the moment – so anything I do from now on is to prevent it coming back.“It is a relief, I’m just waiting on the hair coming back now. I never quite took to the wigs, I always felt quite strange with hair that I knew wasn’t attached to my head.” Majella had her head shaved on the Late Late Show to raise money for cancer charities.She and Daniel will be back on the show tomorrow (Friday). MAJELLA TO HAVE MASTECTOMY IN BID TO PREVENT RETURN OF CANCER was last modified: December 12th, 2013 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:MAJELLA TO HAVE MASTECTOMY IN BID TO PREVENT RETURN OF CANCER
In recent days local Gardai have been receiving an increasing number of reports of a number of burglaries to homes in the County where access has been gained via rear windows and doors.With the long summer evenings now upon us, local Garda Sgt Paul Wallace has issued this advice to people to ensure they are safer in their homes.Key Points:In Good weather we are inclined to be more trusting leaving doors and windows open to promote air flow through the house.Criminals have been targeting the rear of houses and gaining access via open or un secure windows and doors. Keep Vigilant if you are out in the Garden.Make sure Garden tools i.e. spades, hoes etc are not left lying around when you finish your work these can aid the criminal gain access to your house by forcing a window for example.Keep in mind that restricted views by walls overgrown shrubbery can assist the burglar – not deter them – Burglars less likely to be seen.Public are encourage to make reports as it gives Gardai best idea of emerging patterns in different areas.Remember the rear of your home is the most vulnerable approximately 52% of homes are burgled from rear windows or doors – Remember burglars like seclusion. Text Alert:Text Alert is designed to facilitate immediate and cost effective communication from An Garda Siochana to the public working in conjunction with Community Crime Prevention initiatives i.e. Community Alert & Neighbourhood Watch .People in the Community are particularly asked to become more vigilant for the movement of cars & vans in particular which would be categorised as ‘strange’/ not from the area. Registration numbers, colour and if possible make should be forwarded to localDistrict Headquarters stations (see below) which are open on a 24/7 basis should be contacted so that this information can be considered for further dissemination amongst the community via the Community Text Alert Scheme which are in operation in conjunction with Community Alert in various areas throughout the County.Your Local District Headquarters 24/7 Service Garda Stations are: Letterkenny 91-67100 / Buncrana 93-20540 / Milford 91-53060 & Ballyshannon on 071-98-51102 Remember 999/112 in cases of emergencyIntruder Alarm Systems:Intruder alarm systems should only be purchased from reputable dealers & those operating from an established business address that can be verified. Reputable dealers are registered and will offer a back up service to customers, which is very important in a county like Donegal because of the nature & severity of winter weather.Crime Prevention Officer Sergeant Paul Wallace based at Letterkenny said, “ The good weather and warm evenings get us out of the house more socialising or gardening. This message is just a reminder for people to keep the security of their homes in mind. If you are going on holiday let a neighbour or local gardai know. If you have an intruder alarm – use it!It is important for home & business owners to ensure that they deal only with reputable installers in this important area. Purchasers should also ensure that the product they are purchasing meets the standards of the regulatory body N.S.A.I (National Standards Authority of Ireland). Installers have now to be on a register maintained by the P.S.A (Private Security Authority) info @ HYPERLINK “http://www.psa.ie” www.psa.ie . It is actually an offence to use an unregistered contractor. – This is your protection’. Customers should shop around, educate themselves in relation to current market prices & in particular specifications of the equipment offered, the cost of monitoring the alarm.N.B: The Gardai do not monitor alarm systems but provide a response if the system meets the requirements of the Garda Siochana Intruder Alarm Policy.Not all Alarm Installations are to this standard.It is one of these situations where the advice is “Buyer Beware & pay attention to the small print”By investing in Security Equipment and remember quality & efficiency comes at a price you may beat the criminal. GARDAI ISSUE SUMMER SAFETY ADVICE AFTER SPATE OF BURGLARIES ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: July 17th, 2015 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)
A bright idea has led the Letterkenny Shopping Centre to win a Green Jersey Award from Rayal Energy.The popular shopping centre, which is part of the Harcourt Shopping Centre group, has earned praise for making the switch to LED lighting. The results have been immediate and extremely cost effective.Letterkenny Shopping Centre is committed to being as energy efficient as possible and the conversion to LED has vastly reduced the centre’s energy consumption. Ed McCulloch, the property manager who received the award at the recent FM show in Dublin’s RDS on behalf of Letterkenny SC and the other Harcourt Centres said: “Harcourt Developments are proud to receive the Green Jersey award from Rayal Energy for saving 642,401 kg of CO2 by making the big switch to LED. “All six Shopping Centre’s in the Harcourt Group have now completed LED lighting upgrades which use significantly less energy than fluorescent fixtures, while increasing lumen output to make our Centre’s brighter. On average the upgrades have provided energy savings of approx. 40%, so great for the planet and our tenants,” Mr McCulloch said.Tom Hefferon (CEO) Rayal Energy, Ed McCulloch (Senior Property Management Surveyor) Harcourt Developments, Michelle Shirley (Sales & Operations Director) Rayal Energy.Letterkenny Shopping Centre awarded for making the big switch was last modified: April 5th, 2019 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:harcourt development groupled lightingLetterkenny Shopping Centre.rayal energy
An information video has been launched to guide new patients attending the cross-border North West Cancer CentreThe video was produced to give patients an opportunity to prepare for what to expect before and during their radiotherapy or chemotherapy treatment at Altnagelvin Hospital in Derry.The video follows two patients (actors) from their arrival at the Cancer Centre, through the treatment planning process and shows what can be expected from the treatment itself. It also highlights the support available from Macmillan Cancer Support, both at the Cancer Centre and at the Macmillan Support Centre on the Altnagelvin site. Watch the video here: Una Cardin, Assistant Director of Nursing at the North West Cancer Centre, said: “The new video was developed to assist our patients, especially those with a new cancer diagnosis and visiting the Cancer Centre for the first time. We incorporated all the relevant information on what to expect when attending for diagnostic scans, pre-treatment appointments and the treatment itself.“The video also features staff and volunteers from the Centre and lets patients know the range and many different staff they will meet during their cancer treatment journey.” Useful information on parking, support services and other facilities in the hospital are also covered to ensure that the patient has all information available before their first appointment.Una added: “A person’s cancer journey can be a worrying and emotional time. We hope that the video will help break down some of the fear, uncertainty and misunderstanding that can come when faced with having to receive treatment for cancer. It will provide people with information so that they know where to come and what to expect. We hope this will also give people the time to think of questions they would like to ask staff when they arrive for their treatment.”Staff at the North West Cancer Care CentreThe North West Cancer Centre opened in November 2016 and has treated over 2000 radiotherapy patients across a range of tumour sites over the past three yearsThe video can be accessed via the Western Trust’s Website.http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/NorthWestCancerCentre.htmNorth West Cancer Centre launches step-by-step video guide for patients was last modified: November 1st, 2019 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)