Dear Editor,I note with considerable interest that the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has called in the contractor for the Sheriff Street expansion in regard to traffic management, but clearly to no avail.I live in Durban Backlands, and every one of us living here risks his/her life in exiting on to Sheriff Street.Except at traffic peak hours — and not always — the traffic Police are placed at the junction of Joseph Pollydore Street and Mandela Avenue and at the junction of Homestretch Avenue and Sheriff Street, as well as at the junction of Sheriff Street and Rupert Craig Highway; but, otherwise, there is complete chaos, especially at Sheriff Street and Homestretch Avenue.At the junction of Sheriff Street and Rupert Craig Highway, the traffic light has ceased to function for months. A fatal accident at this juncture is waiting to happen.It appears that the Chinese contractor doesn’t care, the traffic Police don’t care; and, indeed, Minister Patterson doesn’t care whether the loss of life occurs while this construction continues.Yours sincerely,Kit Nascimento
The KOC Flyers found themselves down 2-0 in the first period after goals by the Barons in the first 15 minutes. The Flyers would find the back of the net with just three seconds left in the first period to get the momentum heading to the locker room.The Flyers would tie the game six minutes into the second period, and would take the lead in the third with just over eight minutes left in regulation.Scoring in order for the Flyers were Jacob Lang, Jacob Lang, and Adam Bowie, and assists went to Jacob Lang, Adam Bowie, and Aaron Kosinsky.- Advertisement -The KOC Flyers are now tied with the Peace River Sabres in the division, however Fort St. John does have two games in hand.Next for the team is their weekend tournament to be held from November 29 – December 1 at the Pomeroy Sport Centre.
Roma star Ashley Cole has hailed the character of his team-mates as they came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with Manchester City in the Champions League – but believes they should have won the game.The Serie A side had legend Francesco Totti to thank for levelling the scores after Sergio Aguero’s opener as they dominated proceedings.And ex-Chelsea star Cole admitted he and his team-mates were a little disappointed they didn’t go on to gain all three points against the reigning Premier League champions.He told ITV: “I think it was a good performance from the boys after going 1-0 down so early in the game and we showed a lot of character, determination and belief in the team.“Maybe we should have won but the boys can be proud of themselves for going up against the champions, a great team.“We’re probably a bit disappointed we didn’t win but it’s a good point for us.” Ashley Cole 1
QPR director of football Les Ferdinand has slapped a £20million price tag on prize striker Charlie Austin.The former Burnley forward has scored 17 goals during his debut Premier League season, alerting the likes of Liverpool, Southampton and Newcastle.Some reports claim Magpies owner Mike Ashley was readying a £10million bid for the 25-year-old but Ferdinand insists any potential suitors will have to double that fee.“We would love to keep Charlie Austin at QPR,” he told Adrian Durham on Matchday Live. “When I was playing at this football club with Andy Sinton and Trevor Sinclair, if they had a good season, because of the size of the club, people are going to come in for them. It’s the same with Charlie.“It’s up to us to try and keep the wolves from the door but you’re never going to stop them from knocking and coming in.“He’s had a fantastic debut season in the Premier League, scoring 17 goals, and he’s missed two penalties. So, it should be 19 goals! People will want to keep him in the division, goalscorers are a premium.“What’s he worth? When you look at some of the players who have moved like Sergio Aguero, and I’m not putting him in their class because they’ve done it year-in and year-out but someone scoring 17 goals in this division you’re looking at £15-20million at least.”
The Féile Peile na nÓg St Eunan’s U-14 girls squadThe All-Ireland Féile comes to the club this week with 3 teams competing. The U14 boys won through to Feile by winning last year’s Co. U13 title and they will travel to The Loup (Derry) where they will be hosted and play their games starting with the hosts on Friday at 1:30pm before taking on Sean Stinson’s (Antrim) and The Burren (Down) on Saturday.The U13 Boys will host in Div. 5 and their guests will be St. Anne’s from Dublin, who they will meet in O’Donnell Park on Friday afternoon from 1:30pm and on Saturday they travel to St. Michael’s in Derry.The U14 Girls are also hosting this year and their guests will be West Clare Gaels who they will meet on Friday in O’Donnell Park before hosting the games on Saturday including Kilkenny City and N. Conaill. O’Donnell Park will also host the Div. 2 girl’s semi-finals on Saturday evening from 4pm. The U14 Girls are holding a training session at O’Donnell Park from 6.30pm this Wednesday. All available players should attend. This will be followed by a meeting in the clubhouse at 8.15pm to finalise details for the Feile. One parent of each player is asked to attend this half hour meeting where a final itinerary will be given out. New tracksuits will also be given out at this meeting.All teams will take part in the parade in Derry City on Friday evening from 7pm.The Seniors had no game last week and will meet N. Conaill at home in the final round robin game in this year’s Championship on Sunday in the Park with a 3pm throw-in.The Reserves travelled to Gaoth Dobhair and came away with another impressive victory despite missing several players winning by 2-10 to 0-11. They too will take on N. Conaill this weekend in their final round robin match in the championship group stage, throw-in on Sunday is at 1:30pm. The Juniors travelled to N. Conaill on Friday night and suffered a third straight league defeat.The U14 Boys had a big win over N. Padraig, Muff in their championship quarter final in Buncrana on Monday night and will meet either Ardara or N. Conaill in the county semi-final on Wednesday, July 3rd.The U16 league has been put back by a week. The Div. 1 team will take on St. Mary’s, Convoy away in their first game with the Div. 2 team also on their travels to Cloughaneely. Days and times of these games will be confirmed in next week’s notes.The U12’s will make the short journey to play the Gaels next Monday (July 1st) for Go Games while the U11’s will be at home to MacCumhaills.The Minor Hurlers play Burt in the B League Final this Thursday at 7pm in the new pitch in Convoy. The U14 Hurlers beat Burt in the A Championship Quarter Final. They now play Buncrana in the semi-final. U16 and Minor hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm.We are holding Cúl Camps in O’Donnell Park again this year with football on July 22nd – 26th and Hurling & Camogie on August 12th – 16th. Bookings can be completed online at: http://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/We extend our sympathies this week to the Sheridan family, Wolfe Tone Place and the O’Sullivan family, Carolina ParkGAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S GETS READY WITH THREE TEAMS FOR THE FEILE was last modified: June 25th, 2013 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:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S GETS READY WITH THREE TEAMS FOR THE FEILE
All-Ireland Champions 2014…DonegalDONEGAL’S DARTS players have been crowned All-Ireland champions tonight – after thrashing Dublin in the finalThe Donegal men beat Wexford in the semi-final 7-5 and faced a daunting task against Dublin who had whipped Mayo 7-2 in their semi-final.But the Donegal men waltzed to a final victory, beating Dublin 7-2, in the final in Ennis, Co Clare. Congrats to all the players – John Flood, Derek Quinn, Ger Porter, John Murray, Sean Wilson, Paddy Boyce, Charlie Grant, Mike Nulty, Clive Aiken, Martin McCloskey, Barry McBride, Junior Coyle, Paul Leech, Michael Leech, Francie Begley, PJ McLaughlin, Anthony Whoriskey and Noel O’Donnell.The Donegal women’s darts team also had a great tournament but were beaten in the deciding set of the quarter-final by Wexford on a scoreline of 4-3. DONEGAL DARTS PLAYERS CROWNED ALL-IRELAND CHAMPIONS AFTER DUBLIN VICTORY was last modified: February 9th, 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:All-Ireland championsDartsDonegal Teamdublin
Donegal artist Kevin Sharkey has revealed his warts and all autobiography is almost complete.The former TV presenter and acclaimed painter is set to lift the lid on growing up as the first black child in Killybegs.Sharkey, 50, was born in Dublin but adopted by a family in the fishing village. The life story of the often-troubled painter tells how he has battled with his sexuality.It will also reveal how he found fame and fortune through his art only to lose it all again.Then in 2008 when his world fell apart, Sharkey will reveal how he became a gigolo to make ends meet.Sharkey said he has found his comfort and peace writing his life-story. “I have never been happier than I am now. This book feels like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.“It’s great to be putting it al down so I can put it all behind me,” he said.DONEGAL ARTIST SHARKEY TO REVEAL ALL IN HIS AUTOBIOGRAPHY was last modified: November 20th, 2011 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:artistKevin SharkeyKillybegs
A leading judge has apologised to people attending a Donegal court because of the lack of space.Judge John O’HaganJudge John O’Hagan made his comments at yesterday’s sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court. Judge O’Hagan said he appreciated the conditions for many people attending the court were uncomfortable.He said local veteran solicitor Paudge Dorrian was exhausted pleading for the facilities to be improved.“There is the promise of a new courthouse in the future but that’s as far as it goes,” he said.Judge O’Hagan spoke as barristers, solicitors, prison officers, Gardai, members of the public, members of the HSE and other court officers jostled for space at yesterday’s opening day of the current Circuit Court sitting.That position will be made equally as uncomfortable today when more than 100 members of the public turn up for jury duty selection.JUDGE APOLOGISES TO PUBLIC OVER CRAMPED COURTHOUSE was last modified: October 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:criticalJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit Courtspace
The Cavern Bar are getting ready to celebrate ‘Mass’ this Thursday as a direct replacement for the now defunct Arthur’s Day.The hugely popular Arthur’s Day has now been scrapped and replaced with Guinness amplify. However pubs all across the country are attempting to re-invent Arthur’s day with a clever new initiative.That’s why the popular Letterkenny bar The Cavern has decided to have some Mass.But don’t worry, there won’t be any clerical figures running around as it’s the hugely popular band Mass that will be playing.Mass is made up of six professional musicians and the combination of their talents make it a musical performance not to be missed! Pints of Guinness will also be €2.50 throughout the day, so make sure and get yourself down to the Cavern Bar on Thursday and enjoy some MASS!!THE CAVERN BAR TO CELEBRATE ‘MASS’ THIS THURSDAY was last modified: September 24th, 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsThe Cavern
Nelson, 47, will step down as Colony’s coach, effective at the end of the season. Many coaches continue to teach in the area after hanging up the whistle, but Nelson is planning on a drastic change. In 2002, he became the first head coach at Colony amid high expectations as he was able to get many of his former coaches and players at Alta Loma to join him as assistant coaches. “Our first practice was only five kids, and now we’re at 190,” said Colony athletic director Cary Willborn, who coached for Nelson at Alta Loma from 1996-98, then hired him at Colony. “The program itself is growing by leaps and bounds. I think that (losing) might be frustrating, but with the overall things he did for us, he built this from nothing.” After one junior varsity season, Nelson’s Titans weren’t able to make the playoffs in either of his first two varsity seasons, compiling a 1-9 mark the first year and 5-5 last year. Colony is 3-3 in 2005 after losing its Mt. Baldy League opener to Montclair. Overall, as a head varsity coach for 11-plus seasons, Nelson owns a 76-54-1 record. Although administrators already knew of his plans, Nelson told his players this week. “He had always talked about, when he was at Alta Loma, wanting to visit back east,” said Colony defensive coordinator Donald Martin, who coached with Nelson from 1996-’98 before joining him at Colony. “But I did not see this coming. When I first heard the news, I was sad. He was such a constant in the lives of those who coached with him. (But) if this is something he wanted to do, I have to support him.” Willborn didn’t have the same surprise about his resignation. “I wouldn’t say I was shocked, because when he first took the job he said he would like to coach for five years originally,” he said. “I thought he would still teach in our area. That was a surprise for me.” In many ways, Nelson said, he is a victim of his own success. Having won CIF titles in the past, he has elevated expectations that may be unrealistic. “You wonder if you’re getting through (to the players),” Nelson said. “I still look at life through Alta Loma-colored glasses. “One of the biggest things is my own personal stress. I was really young when we won those CIF championships. I wished and hoped that history would repeat itself. All the coaches have been working like crazy to get back to the mid ’90s.” Nelson, whose new house in Torrington, Conn., is in escrow, isn’t going to Connecticut to get away from coaching. “I landed a really nice house,” he said. “I want to experience the East Coast before I’m too old to experience it. If I can hook on, I’ll be an assistant for someone.” While Nelson isn’t so sure he will be missed, Willborn and Martin know differently. “One of the greatest things about Tim is his ability to talk to you not from a coach’s standpoint all of the time, but as a friend,” Martin said. Said Willborn: “I used to go to every Alta Loma game before I was coaching there. He took over a program that hadn’t won in a long time and he made that program CIF champion caliber. That was amazing to me.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ONTARIO – Unlike many coaches, Colony High School football coach Tim Nelson has long had goals that don’t include coaching football. He’s decided that now is the time to pursue those interests. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I’ve made an offer on a house in Connecticut,” Nelson said. “I love the East Coast. I’m going to start school at UConn, a graduate program for administration. I’m not getting any younger. I want to leave head coaching while I still have some great memories.” He took over a faltering Alta Loma program in 1991 and delivered success. In his eight years at the helm, Nelson led the Braves to two CIF championships – Division VI in 1994 and Division IV in ’96 – and built the program into a perennial playoff contender. Looking for a new challenge, he left Alta Loma to start the program at Riverside M.L. King in 1999. But after one junior varsity and one varsity season at King, it didn’t work out. “Part of the reason I left Alta Loma in the first place, was that I thought I could re-create it at King,” Nelson said. When Nelson realized it wasn’t the same as it was in the Chaffey Joint Union High School District and he couldn’t get any of his Alta Loma coaches to join him there, he returned to the district and served the 2001 season as an assistant at Ontario.