The West Kootenay Bantam Wildcats finished in the middle of the pack during a female hockey tournament this past weekend in Kelowna.The Cats, consisting of players from Kaslo, Nelson, Castlegar, Rossland and Trail, were 1-2-1 during the weekend tilt against competition from throughout the province.The Cats opened the tourney bowing to Kelowna 3-1 with Merissa Dawson scoring the only goal. West Kootenay then rebounded with an impressive performance, defeating Abbotsford 6-4 behind the three-goal of Nelson’s Emma Hare.Molly Benbow and Paige Gattafoni also scored for West Kootenay. West Kootenay then came up against a powerhouse in the form of Tri-Cities, losing 10-4. Tri-Cities jumped all over the Cats in the first period, building a 6-0 lead.Hare once again led the West Kootenay scoring with three goals. Team captain Stephanie McAuley added the other marker for West Kootenay.The Cats then tied Terrace 4-4 on the Sunday.Jesse Cooper of Nelson scored twice and Gattafoni and Hare added singles for West Kootenay.Catalina Hartland of Kaslo was in goal for all games.The Cats opened the season by grabbing three of four points in a two-game set against Cranbrook.West Kootenay opened with a 3-2 win in Castlegar. The teams tied 1-1 in Rossland.Hare scored twice in the win with Cooper adding the single.In the Rossland game, McAuley scored the only goal for West Kootenay.email@example.com
Celtic could only draw 1-1 against Kazakhstan champions Astana on Wednesday afternoon, in the Champions League Third qualifying round.Going 1-0 down to a Yuri Logvinenko goal inside 20 minutes, it appeared as if Brendan Rodgers’ men would lose another away tie in Europe’s premier competition.Having lost in Gibraltar in the previous round, it is clear the Bhoys are struggling with poor pitches and strange weather conditions, but Leigh Griffiths spared the club’s blushes 12 minutes from time.Aided by some great work from Manchester City’s on loan winger Patrick Roberts, the prolific striker picked up the ball on the edge of the box and lashed it past Nenad Eric in the Astana goal.You can watch Griffiths’ goal below… Leigh Griffiths 1
Judging from her son’s long fingers and toes, “I think he’s going to be a tall boy,” Vasquez said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card His wife said the couple never gave up hope for parenthood. “We just took one day at a time. We had a lot of people praying for us. We just believed, … and here we have our son,” she told The Fresno Bee for a story Thursday. Baby Timothy weighed only 3 pounds, 7 ounces at birth because doctors had to deliver him eight weeks prematurely to protect the mother’s fragile health. The child did not inherit his mother’s genetic condition. “Eloysa had an adult metabolism moving through a pediatric-size body,” said obstetrician James Smith. “Her growing uterus was pressuring her entire abdomen,” making it hard for Vasquez to breathe. According to Stanford, only one in 25,000 to 50,000 births is to a mother with osteogenesis imperfecta, and such a live birth is even more rare when the mom has the severe form of the disorder with which Vasquez was born. Smith estimates Timothy’s birth was a one-in-a-million event. TULARE, Calif. – A San Joaquin Valley woman who weighs 37 pounds, is 3 feet tall and uses a wheelchair has given birth to her first child, overcoming serious odds and doubters who advised her to abandon her dream of motherhood. Eloysa Vasquez, 38, suffers from Type 3 osteogenesis imperfecta, a disorder that makes bones soft and easily broken. Her tiny, distorted body left little room for a fetus to grow, and Vasquez suffered two miscarriages before doctors at Stanford University’s Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital delivered her son, Timothy, by Cesarean section on Jan. 24. Vasquez’ husband, Roy, who is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, said his wife’s small stature can be deceiving. “She’s very strong. She’s a strong lady,” he said.
More than 530 pupils from 1, 2 and 3 teacher schools around the county took part in Day 2 of the 10th annual athletics championships held by Allianz Cumann na mBunscol in conjuction with Donegal Sports Partnership today on the sun-drenched Aura track, Letterkenny.A well organised competition was held and all teachers, parents and athletic coaches are to be commended on running a great event that was both enjoyable and relaxed and yet competitive for the children. Thanks to Letterkenny AC for the use of equipment, Rosses AC for the help on the day as well as Lifford AC for the use of its fine facilities on Day 1 of the championships.There were both sprints and distance events for all pupils as well as Long Jumps, High Jumps, Shot Putt and Ball Throw. Junior and Senior Infants enjoyed a Teddy Bear Race whilst the day ended with inter-school relays.Last week 318 pupils from 4 teacher schools met at the Ben O’Donnell track in Lifford for their championships. Frosses NS emerged victorious there with Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough a close second. Magherabeg NS was in third. A word of thanks to all who helped there and a special mention to Brendan O’Donnell and his Lifford AC members who were so helpful on the day. The overall school results for Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Athletics for 2014 are:1 and 2 teachers schools: 1st: Keadue NS. 2nd: St Riaghan’s, Glenties.3 teacher schools: 1st: Roisin NS. 2nd: Stramore NS, Glendowan.4 teacher schools: 1st: Frosses NS. 2nd: Scoil Mhuire, Creeslough.This brings an end to Cumann na mBunscol athletics for the season. ATHLETICS: RECORD TURNOUT FOR ALLIANZ CUMANN NA mBUNSCOIL ATHLETICS was last modified: June 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:athleticsCumann na mBunscoldonegal
Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM RANKED According to The Sun, Mourinho followed Shaqiri’s impressive performances at the World Cup for Switzerland and has shared his admiration for the winger with friends.Premier League rivals Liverpool have been heavily-linked with Shaqiri, with some fans on Twitter even welcoming him to the club.The Swiss star scored a brilliant late winner in his county’s dramatic 2-1 comeback victory over Serbia in the group stage.He carried Stoke for most of last season but couldn’t keep them in the English top-flight.Shaqiri grabbed eight goals and seven assists in their failed bid for survival.The 26-year-old signed for Stoke from Inter Milan in August 2015 for a club-record £12m and it looks likely he will leave for the same price. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets 1 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is considering a move for Liverpool target Xherdan Shaqiri.The Stoke winger will be allowed to leave this summer and could go for as little as £12m after the Potters were relegated to the Championship. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on GETTY targets LATEST IN DEMAND Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Shaqiri impressed for Switzerland at the World Cup LATEST TRANSFER NEWS
A Donegal family have dyed their hair in a bid to raise the plight of people with cancer across the county.The McLaughlin family, like many other families, have been unfortunate enough to spend more than their fair share of time in the Donegal Hospice.Several members of the family have been treated for cancer. This week several of the family decided it was a good idea to dye their hair several different colours including bright pink to raise awareness of the everyday cancer battle being fought by many.The family members including John, Eugene and Carol all received the VIP treatment from Jenna McLaughlin of Loose Ends Hair Salon in Ballybofey.Others include Gerry McLaughlin, Angela McLaughlin, Caroline Henderson, Amanda McLaughlin, Patrick McLaughlin, Stephen McNamee and many others.The family have organised a number of events in a bid to raise funds for the fight against cancer. They will host a Coffee Morning & Blow Dry Day on Friday 23rd March from 9am – 5pm. All Blow Drys €10, No appointments needed. Contact Jenna @ Loose Ends Hair Salon 9130000 for more information.Meanwhile they will host a Charity Fun Night on Friday 23rd March @ 9pm. With wacky hair dyes, waxing, head shaves, music, craic & much, much more!!!!The event takes place at MacCumhaills GAA Bar, Ballybofey. Tickets €5 (available at door or by calling 0851027061.And if that wasn;t enough there will also be a Charity Bed Push on Saturday in Ballybofey at 1pm. Bucket collections all day in Ballybofey!ALL Proceeds will be donated to The Donegal Hospice. CANCER BATTLE GOES TO DONEGAL FAMILY’S HEADS! was last modified: March 23rd, 2012 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:donegal hospicefundraiser
The prosecuting attorney in a three-strike case against a convicted sex molester from Glendora paraded some of his former victims in front of the jury on Thursday. Four men and one woman told the jury how Michael Stewart Mullicane sexually violated them after taking them to baseball games and movies and on rides in his car in 1977 and 1982. A 10-year-old Ontario girl now alleges Mullicane fondled her in the bathroom of his home this summer while her mother and brother were down the hall. She testified Wednesday that Mullicane, 48, touched her “in a bad way” when she was naked in his bathtub. He allegedly told her not to tell her mother, whom he met through a dating service, about the July 25 incident. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Mullicane appeared in Pomona Superior Court Thursday in a gray two-piece suit for the second day of the trial. The witnesses described scenes of Mullicane engaging in sex acts with the young boys he coached on a youth baseball team and with a Glendora child and her friend at a swimming pool and in his car. One witness, Anthony, who was 13 when Mullicane molested him in 1982, said Mullicane invited him for a day of what he believed would be fun, but instead turned embarrassing and shameful. He said Mullicane fondled him. Anthony, now 37, said Mullicane molested him on two occasions. He said he told his aunt after the second encounter. Yvonne, who was 7 when Mullicane put his hands down her bathing suit as they splashed in a pool, said he also lured her and a friend to his car under the guise of having flotation devices in the car. She said he acted surprised when he couldn’t find them. Then, he told the girls to get into his car, so he could drive to his brother’s house to get the pool toys. He then fondled her, Yvonne said. She testified that she told her then-12-year-old sister what happened, but the girls decided not to tell their parents, fearing they wouldn’t be able to go to the pool anymore. Mullicane, facing 25 years to life in prison, was convicted in 1977 of molesting two girls and again in 1983 for molesting boys ages 7 to 13 when he was a Little League coach. He was on federal probation for distributing child pornography via the Internet when the alleged incident with the 10-year-old girl occurred. The trial resumes Monday. firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2108160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“Give yourself a little more time to get to your destination,” Chaney said. “It’s just going to take a little longer to get where you’re going.” The storm system was expected to bring heavy snowfall to the Sierra Nevada, where business at many ski resorts has been suffering due to the lack of snow. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Most of Sunday’s severe weather warnings were lifted by midafternoon, although wet weather was expected to continue until this evening, Walbrun said. More than 50,000 Pacific Gas and Electric customers in the Bay Area were without power in the late afternoon, a number that was brought down to 34,000 by Sunday night, said PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno. “Lightning damaged some of our overhead equipment and brought down our power lines,” he said. “As we have restored power, there have been fresh outages as well.” There also were scattered outages in the state’s central and north coast areas, but the hardest hit area was San Mateo County and San Francisco, Moreno said. The California Highway Patrol reported an increase in traffic crashes and flooding due to the storm, said Officer Ben Chaney. SAN FRANCISCO – Stormy weather brought strong winds and heavy rain to Northern California on Sunday, causing flooding, traffic crashes and power outages from Monterey to the Oregon border. The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties about 10:15 a.m, said meteorologist Ryan Walbrun. Wind speeds were as high as 58 mph on the Golden Gate Bridge and 71 mph on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay, Walbrun said. Flood advisories were issued throughout the Bay Area. A severe thunderstorm warning was also issued for Napa County early Sunday morning. That storm then moved east to the Central Valley near Sacramento.
Tine VerbekeDonegal Music Education Partnership is delighted to present Donegal Chamber Orchestra performing music dedicated to the season of lent.Featuring special guests, Tine Verbeke (soprano), Louise Crossan (mezzo soprano), and Mike Doherty (organist), the Orchestra is led by Hungarian violinist Orsolya Szabó-Yélamo (Violin resource tutor with Donegal Music Education Partnership).The programme of music is centred on Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater (In Sorrow Stood the Mother), the words of which are in two sections. The first part describes the anguish of Mary, standing at the foot of the cross on which her Son was dying, while the latter part is a prayer to the Virgin Mary.This text will be sung by soloists Louise Crossan and Tine Verbeke. The programme will also include Remo Giazzotto’s ‘Albinoni Adagio’ and Vivaldi’s Sonata ‘Al Santo Sepolcro’ RV 130.Louise Crossan from Buncrana has been involved in singing and music from an early age. A popular voice and piano teacher, she has also worked with local musical productions such as Buncrana Pantomime Society and the Theatre group “Greasepaint Productions”.Tine Verbeke, who lives in Gortahork, has been a vocal tutor of note to a diverse range of students, including some of the biggest contemporary rock artists in Ireland such as Bono, Glen Hansard, Mundy and Danny Donoghue from The Script. She is currently a voice coach at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music in Dublin. Mike Doherty lives in Carndonagh and is well known throughout Inishowen and Donegal as a piano and organ teacher, a sought-after accompanist and a music examiner for the Royal Irish Academy.The first performance will take place in St Marys Oratory Buncrana on Saturday 21, at 7pm, immediately following the 6pm evening mass. Admission is free but voluntary contributions are welcome. A second performance will take place the following day, Sunday 22nd March, at 3pm in Conwal Parish Church, Letterkenny. Admission €10/ 5, tickets will be available at the door.For further information on these performances and the work of Donegal Music Education partnership, tel. (074) 917 6293 / MusicEducation@DonegalETB.ie SPECIAL ‘MUSIC FOR THE LENTEN SEASON’ CONCERTS IN BUNCRANA AND LETTERKENNY was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:buncranaconwaldonegal chamber orchestralenten concertsTine Verbeke
A young Ramelton girl has made it through to the Grand Final of Ireland’s Talent Search after astounding judges with her unbelievable vocal skills.11 year old Lauren Friel Gormley, who is a pupil at St. Mary’s National School in Ramelton, attended the semi-final of Ireland’s Talent Search at Wynn’s Hotel in Dublin at the beginning of October. Lauren is now through to the grand final in the lavish Hilton Hotel on the 20th of November.Donegal will be well represented in the grand final of Ireland’s Talent Search with both Lauren and Burtonport magician Dylan Murray attending the final.Good luck Lauren – watch this space!11 year old singer through to grand final of Ireland’s Talent Search! was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)