McCarthy, King lead the way for Scorpions


first_imgSolid half-centuries from Andre McCarthy and season debutant Brandon King highlighted the first day of the fourth-round WICB/Digicel First-Class Championship clash between Jamaica Scorpions and Trinidad and Tobago Red Force at Sabina Park yesterday. McCarthy, who recently returned from Sri Lanka with the West Indies ‘A’ team, scored a patient top-score of 82, while the attacking King, a former West Indies Under-19 representative, hit a boundary-filled 78, as the Scorpions, winning the toss and electing to bat, posted an improved 314 in their first innings. The Red Force, in their response, closed on 35 for two at the close of play. Heading into the match with scores of 36, two, one, one and 22, and one of several Scorpion batsmen who have been struggling to make their mark, the 29-year-old McCarthy struck five fours and six sixes off 137 balls. King, in the meantime, has been a consistent performer in local competitions but has also been struggling to make the first team. Yesterday, he found his best form and slammed 10 fours and three sixes off a mere 87 balls. The pair also put on a stand of 139 runs for the fourth wicket, the highest of the innings. The second highest was that of the second wicket between McCarthy and number three batter Jermaine Blackwood, who made 34. They put on 61 for the second wicket. The other specialist batsmen, openers John Campbell and Shacaya Thomas, made 33 and 11, respectively, while wicketkeeper Devon Thomas, batting at number six, got seven. The Red Force were led in the field by promising all-rounder Roshon Primus, who, bowling seamers, claimed three wickets for 32 runs off nine overs. He was supported by Jamaica-born left-arm fast bowler Sheldon Cottrell, and another West Indies returnee, part-time off-spinner Jason Mohammed, who picked up two wickets each. The Red Force, in their turn at bat, and after facing 5.2 overs, were then jolted in late afternoon by leg-spinner Damion Jacobs, who, after 1.2 overs has figures of two for seven. Emerging West Indies batsman Kyle Hope will resume today on 15 when play starts at 10 a.m. SCOREBOARD SCORPIONS 1st Innings J. Campbell c Hope b Primus 33 S. Thomas c wk Katwaroo b Primus 11 J. Blackwood c wk Katwaroo b Primus 34 A. McCarthy lbw b Mohammed 82 B. King c Cariah b Cottrell 78 +D. Thomas c Ottley b Cottrell 7 R. Powell b Mohammed 1 D. Jacobs lbw b Imran Khan 25 *N. Miller c wk Katwaroo b Imran Khan 11 D. Green c wk Katwaroo b Richards 9 R. Leveridge not out 0 Extras (b12, lb2, w2, nb7) 23 Total (all out, 78.4 overs) 314 Fall of wickets: 1-31, 2-56, 3-117, 4-256, 5-265, 6-268, 7-269, 8-299, 9-310, 10-314. Bowling: Cottrell 13-4-42-2 (w1, nb1), Richards 11.4-2-47-1, Primus 9-3-32-3 (w1, nb3), Jagessar 9-0-64-0 (nb1), Imran Khan 22-5-74-2, Ottley 6-1-25-0, Mohammed 8-2-16-2. RED FORCE 1st innings K. Hope not out 15 I. Rajah c wkp Thomas b Jacobs 9 M. Richards lbw b Jacobs 0 Extras (b4, nb2, pen5) 11 Total (2 wkts, 5.2 overs) 35 To bat: J Mohammed, Y Cariah, *Y Ottley, +S Katwaroo, R Primus, Imran Khan, J Jagessar, S Cottrell. Fall of wickets: 1-35, 2-35. Bowling: Leveridge 2-0-4-0, Green 1-0-13-0, Jacobs 1.2-0-7-2, Miller 1-0-2-0. Toss: Scorpions. Position: Red Force trail by 279 runs with eight wickets intact. Umpires: V Smith, G Brathwaite. SPECIALIST BATSMENlast_img read more

Ronaldo hat-trick puts Real in Champions League semis


first_imgMADRID (AP): With a hat-trick that made him the first player to score 100 Champions League goals, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a 4-2 win over 10-man Bayern Munich after extra time yesterday and put the defending champions back in the semi-finals. Ronaldo scored once in regulation and twice in extra time, while Marco Asensio also netted late for Madrid, which advanced 6-3 on aggregate after a 2-1 first leg win in Germany. “In the big moments, Ronaldo always comes through,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. “He scored five times in these two games, what else can I say?” Ronaldo had scored both goals for Madrid in the first leg, when he became the first player to reach 100 goals in European club competition. Bayern played a man down from the 84th minute after Arturo Vidal picked up his second yellow card of the night for a foul on Asensio. ISSUES WITH REFEREEING “We deserved more,” said Bayern coach Carlo Ancelotti, who complained about the refereeing. “The calls made by the referee hurt us a lot. The second yellow for Arturo should not have been a card, and Ronaldo had two goals when he was offside.” Ronaldo appeared to be in front of the defenders, and just offside, for his first goal in extra time. Vidal appeared to mainly get the ball in his challenge on Asensio, although he could have received a second yellow earlier for a foul on Casemiro.last_img read more

Rain or Shine downs debuting Ginebra to go 2-0


first_imgP16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ San Beda sends Gilas Cadets to 0-3 start in Filoil 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast LATEST STORIES Quarters: 27-16m 49-34, 75-64, 108-89.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netRain or Shine grabbed a share of the early lead in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup after a 108-89 victory over debuting Ginebra Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.“Finally, we were able to beat Ginebra,” sighed ROS coach Caloy Garcia as theADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Elasto Painters scored a victory against the Gin Kings for the first time since beating them in the same conference last season.Rain or Shine went to its advantage in the paint as Raymond Almazan poured seven of his 20 points in the fourth quarter, on top of his eight rebounds and two blocks, while Reggie Johnson also uncorked 16 points, seven in the final frame, alongside 15 boards, three assists, and three blocks to stay unscathed at 2-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownEd Daquioag also added 17 points and two rebounds, while James Yap got 13 points on a 3-of-5 shooting from threes as the team collectively shot 14-of-36 from downtown.“A 2-0 start is always good,” said Garcia. “The other locals stepped up today, so as long as we do the same thing every day, we’ll be fine.” MOST READ View comments ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ The Elasto Painters were quick to impose control on the game, taking a 46-26 lead in the second quarter before staving off the numerous rallies from the Gin Kings.Japeth Aguilar topped Ginebra with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks, while Charles Garcia had an uneventful debut with his 19 points, eight assists, and six boards.The Scores:RAIN OR SHINE 108 — Almazan 20, Daquioag 17, Johnson 16, Yap 13, Ahanmisi 10, Belga 7, Norwood 5, Onwubere 3, Washington 3, Casiño 2, Ponferada 2, Borboran 0, Matias 0, Torres 0.GINEBRA 89 — J. Aguilar 28, Garcia 19, Tenorio 13, Devance 11, Mercado 7, Ferrer 3, Thompson 3, Caguioa 2, Mariano 2, Caperal 1, R. Aguilar 0.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Warriors play final home matches in September


first_imgRush for CPL tickets continue…Cricket crazy fans waiting to purchase tickets for matches when the Hero Caribbean Premier League returns to GuyanaIt was a mad rush for last minute tickets leading up to the first three Guyana Amazon Warriors home matches in this year’s edition of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with long lines at the central ticketing office in Georgetown even on match days.On Monday when the sale of tickets for the second phase of Guyana Amazon Warriors matches began it was no different as the ‘early birds’ flocked the Camp and Quamina Streets office for their share of tickets for the September 8 and 9 clashes at Providence.On a cool Monday morning in Georgetown, there were approximately 25 persons waiting at the central ticketing office for the scheduled 09:00h opening. At the front of the line was Tenesha Chappelle, who was also the first to the counter when ticket sales began on July 19 for the August matches.Tenesha Chappelle with tickets to both matches in SeptemberThe Newtown Georgetown resident was with her grandmother and she just wanted her favourite seats again. “My family and I like the view and the action from the green stand so I am here to secure our seats early,” she told Guyana Times Sport with excitement and relief in her voice. Chappelle said that her family from overseas will be coming in their numbers and were encouraging her to purchase their tickets early. “It’s about 20 of us including those from the United States who come every year for CPL. We were there last night and for the two earlier matches and we are going again in September,” granny Serojanie said.Also getting his tickets was Anand who came from Mahaica. “I don’t want to join the line like last week so I come early. I am safe now. I am all set,” Anand said as he checked his six tickets while exiting.This year is the first time in the six-year history of the tournament that Guyana will host five home matches for the Amazon Warriors and also the first time that the matches are separated into two phases. After hosting the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, St Lucia Stars and the Barbados Tridents, the Amazon Warriors are heading on the road for five away matches before returning to wrap up against the Jamaica Tallawahs and Trinbago Knight Riders respectively.Ticket sales for the first phase or the August matches began on July 19, three weeks before the first match at Providence, and anxious patrons flocked the office early. However, there were others who waited until the very last moment to get into the ‘Biggest Party in Sport’ and by then the lines grew.In the first three home matches, the powerful Amazon Warriors won two games and lost one in front of sold out crowds and the same is anticipated when they return home in three weeks.last_img read more

Fantasy Premier League tips: The transfers you should make in gameweek 22


first_img 12 12 In: Per Mertesacker (Arsenal): £5.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In contrast, with two clean sheets in his last three, and a price tag £1.5m less than that of Chris Smalling, Arsenal’s Per Mertesacker seems much more deserving of a place in your fantasy side. Out: Jamie Vardy (Leicester): £7.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Whisper it quietly (because we don’t want to chat too much s*** about this fella), but Jamie Vardy has now not scored in his last five matches. The not so mild-mannered Englishman, renowned for his eloquent turns of phrase on Facebook, has struggled with injury lately and so, as much as we hate to say it, it might finally be time to let him go. 12 12 Out: Chris Smalling (Manchester United): £6.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – With just one clean sheet in his last five matches, and a price tag of almost £7m, Chris Smalling simply isn’t doing enough to justify his place in your team’s defence at present. In: Dimitri Payet (West Ham): £7.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – We said it before the midweek games, but we thought we’d say it again… Dimitri Payet is back! On his first start since returning from injury, Payet recorded a goal and an assist and the Frenchman looks to have fully recovered from his time on the sidelines. 12 It’s week 22 of this season’s Fantasy Premier League and, after a hectic schedule of FA Cup fixtures followed by midweek matches, it’s nice to be able to return to the simple format of Saturday/Sunday games.Nobody’s going to be caught out by that surprise Tuesday night deadline this gameweek!It is worth noting there have been few injuries to talk about this week, with only one of the players on this week’s ‘OUT’ list being there through a fitness issue. Even Liverpool have managed to make it through this week without a member of their squad picking up another hamstring injury!This means most of the players on this week’s ‘OUT’ list have been picked because you are likely to have them in your side and need to be aware of their declining form, so be sure to keep an eye out for those too.Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… Out: Marco Arnautovic (Stoke): £6.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Two weeks ago, after his stellar performances against United and Everton, there was barely a Fantasy Premier League manager in the country who wasn’t jumping aboard the Arnautovic express. Now, however, it seems the train might have run out of steam and with some tough upcoming fixtures it might already be time for you to trade in the Austria midfielder. Out: Theo Walcott (Arsenal): £8.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Theo Walcott returned from injury on good form, but since his screamer against City, has neither scored nor recorded an assist for his team. Walcott is simply too inconsistent to justify his £8.3m price tag at the moment. In: Olivier Giroud (Arsenal): £9.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If you were one of those unfortunate enough to invest in Andy Carroll before his latest injury blow, and you have a few extra million available in your budget, you might want to swap him for Olivier Giroud. As well as his two goals at Anfield on Wednesday night, Giroud has recorded two assists in his last three games and so has been consistently among the points of late. 12 In: Antonio (West Ham): £5.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – At a minimal price of just £5.2m, West Ham’s Antonio might be the perfect cheap replacement for Arnautovic. Antonio has two goals and four assists in his last four games, a record unheard of for a player so cheap. 12 In: Robert Huth (Leicester): £4.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – At the opposite end of the spectrum, Robert Huth and the rest of his Leicester defence have now kept three consecutive clean sheets. The Foxes will be looking to extend this run as they face Villa (away) and Stoke (at home) in their next two games. 12 Out: Andy Carroll (West Ham): £6.4m – Click the right arrow for more advice – It’s the same old story for Andy Carroll. The injury prone striker looked to be finding good form once again in the league, before reminding us all that he is made of glass. 12 Out: Scott Dann (Crystal Palace): £5.8m – Click the yellow arrow above, right, for more transfer tips – Dann and the rest of his Palace defence have not kept a clean sheet in their last two matches and so, with fixtures against Man City (away) and Spurs (at home) coming up, he may be worth moving out of your team – at least for the next two weeks. 12 12 12 In: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City): £13.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – If somehow you can afford him, it could be a clever move to replace Vardy with Argentina’s Sergio Aguero. City’s main man has now fully recovered from his injuries and it’s hard to imagine a scenario in which he won’t soon rediscover his consistent scoring touch.last_img read more

Business-friendly style pays off for Lancaster


first_imgLANCASTER – There’s no question a few jaws dropped last week when Lancaster, in the northernmost reaches of sprawling Los Angeles County, was named the region’s “Most Business Friendly City.” Among its top competitors for the honor were Burbank, with its glitzy entertainment studios and trendy shopping; Palmdale, with its aerospace industry and new commercial airport; and Santa Clarita, which boasts a vibrant film industry and dynamic local economy. But Lancaster – planted on the sands of the Mojave Desert – has no high-profile monuments to attract commerce and only in recent years is shedding its image as neighboring Palmdale’s stepsister. What it does have is low-cost land, special zoning that allows for tax incentives and credits, and a determination to create jobs and lure business. In 2006, the 30-year-old city crafted “Creating Quality,” a 23-page plan to improve Lancaster’s job market, work force, commerce and community. That effort, along with a business-friendly attitude in City Hall and lots of affordable land, proved to be the combination for investors in industrial, retail and other business development, Kyser said. Add to that the state enterprise zone designation, which allows Lancaster to offer tax credits to companies that employ certain disadvantaged populations, and redevelopment zones, which keep the increased tax revenue generated by upgrades in the specific area. The results already are visible, said Vern Lawson, Lancaster’s director of economic development and redevelopment. Right now, developers have more than 4.2million square feet of industrial and commercial projects in the city planning pipeline. Most of that’s been approved with construction either under way or set to begin next year. “We just go all out for businesses,” Mayor Henry Hearns said. “A few years back, we’d heard of a company that was in Pacoima that made recreational vehicles. We heard about them wanting to expand. Heck, we got in the car – two or three of us – and a year or two later we got them up here.” SYGMA Network Inc., a restaurant supply company and subsidiary of the Fortune 500 company SYSCO, opened a 230,000-square-foot distribution center two years ago on 20 acres near Lancaster’s Fox Field municipal airport. The attraction was the location for a company that covers California, Arizona and Nevada, human-resources director Rita Williams said. “I think the initial reason they looked here was that it was central for our business,” Williams said. The company, she said, offers some of the highest blue-collar wages in the area. Two facets drive City Hall’s effort to stoke Lancaster’s economic engine – improving residents’ quality of life and increasing the local tax base, Lawson said. Lancaster had evolved over the decades into a bedroom community, which takes its toll on residents who travel long distances to jobs. In fact, 60,000 commuters leave the Antelope Valley daily for jobs in the San Fernando Valley and other parts of Los Angeles. So the city set out an multiprong strategy to basically take commuters off the road and put them to work locally. First come the tax breaks, the easy permit process in City Hall, the Mayor’s Roundtable where business and city leaders problem-solve and, yes, the relatively low-cost land. Then the community rolled social issues including high crime and mediocre schools into the equation. The city took the bold step of creating a scholarship program where it pays college costs for locals seeking education degrees if they agree to teach in Lancaster for three years after graduation, Lawson said. The city also is working with its high schools and colleges to train workers for the jobs it expects to generate. Lancaster also is battling a growing street-gang problem and is boasting some success with its public-private task force. At the suggestion of a consultant, the city is working on redeveloping its deteriorating downtown with more upscale business to replace the gang hangouts, Lawson said. For those efforts, the judges in the friendly business competition lauded Lancaster for retaining a “family-focused hometown spirit,” even as the population topped 143,000. Lawson said the competition was tough, with Long Beach and Cerritos among the five other cities vying for the business-friendly title. “We were up against some of the most business-friendly cities in the nation,” he said. “This city has had to take a very aggressive role. Where the private sector is traditionally the leader, that hasn’t been the case because we’re geologically isolated. They don’t come to us unless we convince them to come to us.” pat.aidem@dailynews.com 661-257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “News flash: Lancaster is in L.A. County and it’s a great place to do business,” said Jack Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp., which tallied the business-friendly vote. “It’s important for us to realize that Lancaster and Palmdale both have a lot of land, and a lot of people think L.A. County’s run out of land to build. You add that to the tax incentives and tax credits Lancaster offers, the climate in City Hall and you find a place that’s attracting business.” It was during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton that Lancaster learned it had won the Eddy Award, which is bestowed annually by the LAEDC, a nonprofit business support organization. “It was kind of fun,” Kyser said. “They were jumping up and down, they were so excited.” The key to Lancaster’s success lies in its very precise strategy to ignite a stagnant economy. last_img read more

High-speed rail likely sidetracked


first_img“Candidly, unless somebody in the Senate and the Assembly takes ownership and responsibility for high-speed rail, it will never get anywhere,” he said. The author of the high-speed rail bond measure, former Sen. Jim Costa, D-Fresno, was forced out of the Legislature in 2002 by term limits and is now in Congress. The project, if completed, would link San Diego, Los Angeles, Fresno, San Francisco and Sacramento with trains running at top speeds of more than 200 mph. A $9.95 billion bond would provide about half the money needed for a startup line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Supporters hope to get the rest of the funding from the federal government and possibly private investors. The $37.3 billion public works bond package includes $19.9 billion for various transportation projects, but only $100 million of that could help pave the way for high-speed rail by eliminating some points where roads would cross the tracks. Here are some of the other bills facing votes this week at the Capitol: Public Financing – Assemblywoman Loni Hancock, D-Berkeley, is trying to weaken the influence of wealthy campaign contributors by convincing her colleagues to approve a bill that would allow partial public financing of state races. The measure is on the Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendment Committee’s agenda on Wednesday.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – California’s attempt to build a high-speed rail system is headed for the siding again, pushed off track by the $37.3 billion public works bond package lawmakers approved earlier this month. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to sign the four measures that make up the public works package this week, placing them on the November ballot for voters to consider. That means that a $9.95 billion high-speed rail bond will be pushed back again, likely to the November 2008 ballot. “With $37 billion in bonds on the ballot, including (nearly) $20 billion for transportation, I don’t think anybody realistically believes that high-speed rail has a chance of being passed,” said Assemblyman Alberto Torrico, D-Fremont. “We’re going to have to pull it back for two years.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsSupporters tout high-speed rail as a much-needed alternative to crowded freeways and jammed airports as the state’s population increases over the next 20 years. But it’s had difficulty getting rolling. Lawmakers approved the rail bond measure in 2002 and put it on the November 2004 ballot, then decided the state faced more pressing needs and bumped the bonds back to this November’s ballot. A bill by Torrico would delay the vote until 2008. It’s scheduled to be taken up Tuesday by the Senate Transportation and Housing Committee. Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata, D-Oakland, predicted lawmakers would approve the bill and send it to Schwarzenegger, who signed the earlier legislation delaying the vote on the bonds until this year. Perata said the high-speed rail project needs a champion in the Legislature to give it chance to become a reality. last_img read more

Who are the favourites to win Group A at the World Cup?


first_imgCan the Russians make their home advantage count? The bookies think so.1. Uruguay – 8/11 Egypt will struggle if their talisman Mo Salah cannot feature in all three games. They don’t boast an awful lot of quality elsewhere.2. Russia – 2/1 The Saudis need a miracle, but they almost drew with Germany the other night, throwing away a glorious late chance in a 2-1 defeat. So you never know…3. Egypt – 11/2 In just a few days, Russia and Saudi Arabia will take to the field at the Luzhniki Stadium to get the World Cup underway.But are either of them likely to win Group A?Uruguay and Egypt will be the other two teams battling it out for a place in the knockout rounds.talkSPORT.com takes a look at who the bookmakers reckon will reign supreme out of the four.4. Saudi Arabia – 40/1 On paper, comfortably the strongest team in Group A. It would be a bit of a shock if Uruguay didn’t qualify for the last 16.last_img read more

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – DISABLED IN DONEGAL SUFFER FROM CUTS, CLAIM


first_imgThe Donegal Network of People With Disabilities in Ireland Ltd (PWDI) is calling on the Government to implement their pre-election promises and stop their continuous cuts to services and benefits for people with disabilities.Mr Eddie Crawford, chairperson of the network says “Over this past few months our members have experienced cuts to their phone credits and the number of free electricity units. Our members are also having to pay travels charges to attend HSE training centres” and goes on to say “enough is enough”.The last two budgets have seen disability benefits cut from 204 euros to 188 euros. More recently people attending training centres are now being charged 3euros per trip which equates to a further 15euro per week off their benefit even though they have free travel passes. The HSE North West originally provided this service free of charge but when handing over the responsibility to the Rural Transport Initiative, recommended this fee to be imposed. Donegal is the only county where this fee is being charged.“Without any consultation what so ever” Mr Crawford says “The minister has reduced the electricity allowance by 100 units per billing period and has cut the telephone allowance by approx. 3 euro per bill.”Cuts to Special Needs Assistants (SNA’S) by up to 6500 are/will also have a detrimental effect on the education of students with disabilities and also an extra workload on their teachers, recognised as having the largest class sizes in the country. “Again” Mr Crawford says “this is totally against the principals of the Disability Act of 2005 and equality legislation”.Under the Disability Act of 2005 and the Departments Sectoral Plan, Local Authorities are obliged to have all of their facilities accessible to people with disabilities by the year 2015, but In a letter to the Donegal Local Authority the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has directed that the extra funding required to meet this deadline will not available in 2011.  He has also instructed the Authority to meet their target on time. As Chairman of the Councils Disability Advisory Group, Mr Crawford says “Without this funding it will be impossible for any Local Authority to meet this deadline”.The progress that had been achieved over the years by the representation of various disability organisations in the county and in particular PWDI in the deinstitutionalisation of people with disabilities has also been struck a blow by the cuts to home help and personal assistants resulting in people with disabilities having little or no social interaction/activity in the area in which they live which has the feeling of going from one institution to another (their home!).Mr Crawford says  “ People with disabilities are constantly living in fear of what next will be cut, “ Rumours” he says “ are having an adverse effect on our members. Possible reduction of personal hygiene and sanitary items by the HSE and further cuts in the forthcoming budget to their benefits has to stop. Government must move swiftly to stop these rumours and assure our members that not alone will there be no further cuts but (in consultation with disability organisations) move to restore the cuts they have already made”The Donegal Network of PWDI are also calling on our local County Councillors to submit our requests to central government and that all of  our county TD’s & Senators put aside their political allegiances  and unite as one when in Dublin to ensure that this marginalised group in Irish society be treated in a fairer and more respectful way.People With Disabilities in Ireland ltd. (PWDI) is a National Voluntary Organisation run by persons with disabilities, their families and carers who strive to ensure that the disability voice is heard at all levels of society and the decision making  process ENOUGH IS ENOUGH – DISABLED IN DONEGAL SUFFER FROM CUTS, CLAIM was last modified: October 8th, 2011 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)last_img read more

RUSSIANS WANTED TO STEAL ROCKALL – STATE PAPERS


first_imgNewly-released State papers have revealed several hidden stories from 1981 including fears that the Russians were looking at Rockall, an outcrop off Donegal, as a possible Cold War base!The outcrop – 250 miles off Donegal – is claimed by Ireland, Britain, Denmark and Iceland!The Irish Intelligence Service (G2) believed that the USSR would try to seize the rock and use it for an underwater missile base. Ireland, however, was more interested in the threat to Irish summertime from an EEC proposal to synchronise clocks across Europe.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.  Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyRUSSIANS WANTED TO STEAL ROCKALL – STATE PAPERS was last modified: December 31st, 2011 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:rockallussrlast_img read more