MUDSLIDES and water pouring down roads has caused chaos in and around Letterkenny tonight.At one stage the N56 from Letterkenny was tailed back beyond Illistrin where flood defences of the new stretch of road failed once again to cope with the downpours.Dozens of millimetres of rain fell between 6.30pm and 9pm and lightning lit up the dark skies. Roads in Ramelton were badly flooded. Homeowners in Ballyare fought a running battle with the flood waters, but sandbags proved useless in dealing with the deluge.In Glenswilly the downpour sent mud sliding down lane ways and into homes. MUDSLIDES AND CHAOS AS THUNDER STORM STRIKES DONEGAL was last modified: August 5th, 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:donegalflood
Of all the many Irish traditional music schools that have sprung up the world over, one stands out for the sheer uniqueness of its atmosphere and the magic it weaves.Away at the very top of the country, right at the close of the year, in an area blessed with wild beauty, lived tradition and fire-side hospitality, Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair is a world apart.In its first year under its new organisers, Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair, the School will continue the original vision of the Frankie Kennedy Winter School: to pass on, through sharing knowledge and nurturing talent, the joys of Irish traditional music, with special place given to the music and songs of the Donegal Gaeltacht. So successful has this aim been down the years, the old Vocational School, An Chrannóg, as it is known, has been redeveloped and now facilitates over 200 children for year-round music lessons and other cultural activities.Staying true to that success, morning workshops remain at the heart of the Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair, and this year there are even more instruments on offer, as well as sean-nós dance and Irish language classes.In partnership with Na Píobairí Uilleann, they will be fostering the great tradition of piping in the area represented by An Píobaire Mór himself, Tarlach Mac Suibhne, who is buried in Gaoth Dobhair.There will be three levels of piping classes, with Conor Day offering to let people “Try it out”, Síle Friel helping those at an intermediate stage in their playing, and Gay McKeon guiding the advanced players. The tutors for this year – chosen not just for the calibre of their playing and teaching, which is central to the success of the School, but also for their individual connections with the area and/or its music – are as follows:Fiddle: Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Bríd Harper and Clare FrielFlute: Tara Diamond and Harry BradleyTin whistle: Anna Friel and Maureen McGrattanAccordion: Danny O’Mahony Concertina: Míchéal Ó RaghallaighSinging: Máire Ní ChoilmDancing: Edwina GuckianGuitar: Séamie O’Dowd Bodhrán: Séamus O’KaneStudent musicians, friends, family and visitors to the area will be able to enjoy intimate afternoon recitals and concerts each evening with an A-list line up including Fiddler’s Bid, Liz Carroll, Séamus Begley, Catríona McKay, Chris Stout & Séamus Egan (Solas), Boys of the Lough, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh & Danny O’Mahony, Bríd Harper & Friends, and many more.As well as the usual pub sessions, there will also be craft workshops, guided walking tours and a special full screening of the famous Johnny Doherty interview done by Pete Seeger.Comharchumann Forbartha Manager, Cathal Ó Gallachóir told Donegal Daily, “Scoil Geimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair will continue the long-standing emphasis on music learning, and embed it in what we hope will be an even deeper experience of the local community, traditions and language of this beautiful Gaeltacht area.“There’ll be plenty of craic throughout, of course.”All events will take place in the parish of Gaoth Dobhair, which is situated on the north-west coast of Donegal.Ó Gallachóir added that the new venues, such as Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair in Derrybeg, “reflect that wider community input” that makes the School so special.Others include: Dún Lúiche’s, Ionad Cois Locha; Club CLG, Gaoth Dobhair; An Gailearaí, Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair; Teach Hiúdaí Beag in An Bun Beag; and Óstán an Chúirt.Scoil Gheimhridh Ghaoth Dobhair receives annual funding from An Comhairle Ealaíona.SCOIL GHEIMHRIDH GAOTH DOBHAIR PRESENT TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC WORKSHOPS OVER CHRISTMAS was last modified: December 4th, 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:CHristmasFeaturesIrish Traditional MusicnewsWorkshops
Makaila Napoleon had 19 points, Dorshaela Wesson tacked on 10 more and the No. 4 Eureka High Loggers girls basketball team downed the visiting No. 13 Hercules Titans 58-44 in the first round of the North Coast Section Division-III playoffs, Tuesday night at Eureka High.Eureka’s defense paved the way for the home team Tuesday night as the Loggers limited the Titans to 15 first-half points including just five in the second quarter. The Loggers themselves were by no means hitting on all cylinders …
Deputy minister of sports and recreation Gert Oosthuizen with his Team SA shirt. (Image: Dept. of Sports and Recreation) The official Team SA supporters’ T-shirt. (Image: Sascoc) MEDIA CONTACTS Sascoc +27 11 483-3788 RELATED ARTICLES • Fly the Flag Fridays launched • New campaign to power SA’s Proteas • Rugby World Cup: back the Boks • Supporting SA’s sport starsValencia TalaneWhile Team South Africa goes for gold at the London Olympics later this year, their supporters will go green and gold every Friday in support of the squad.Team SA Fridays, as the latest national supporters’ campaign is known, will kick off on 20 April, while the official supporters’ T-shirt will available at the beginning of May at leading clothing retailers.The Department of Sport and Recreation, together with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), announced the campaign at Gold Reef City, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday.The glittering event was held to mark the 100-day countdown to the Olympics, which starts on 27 July, and the choice of venue was to symbolise the gold medals Team SA will be aiming to win at London’s third Summer Olympics.The idea behind Team SA Fridays is in keeping with the tradition of uniting South Africans in support of their sporting heroes by marking Fridays as official supporters’ days.Sports fans are asked to wear the designated T-shirt, or the shirt of any national sports team, at home or to work on a Friday.If the success of the campaign’s cousins, namely Football Fridays, Fly the Flag Fridays and more recently, Magnificent Fridays is anything to go by, it will soon become the norm for South Africans of all ages to be seen everywhere donning the green and gold shirt.To help spur on supporters – as well as the team as they compete against the best in the world – Sascoc has enlisted five well-known sporting personalities as Team SA ambassadors in the build up to, and during the world’s largest sports gathering.They are Springbok Sevens superstar Cecil Afrika, former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe, golf veteran Ernie Els, retired Proteas cricketer Makhaya Ntini and former sports presenter Cynthia Tshaka.Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy said at the launch: “The role of the Team SA ambassador is to inspire and mentor the Team SA athletes competing at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while encouraging young and old people worldwide to become more active in sport.”
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Punjab on Sunday saw a 62.07% voter turnout for the Lok Sabha poll amid sporadic incidents of clashes between Congress and Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP workers in the State. The polling for 13 constituencies in Punjab went peacefully, where 278 candidates are in the electoral fray. Punjab in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, saw a voter turnout of 71.28%.Firing incidentPunjab’s Chief Electoral Officer S. Karuna Raju said polling remained peaceful overall. He said an incident of firing was reported from Talwandi Sabo in Bathinda where a scuffle took place between supporters of two rival groups. “At Sarali Kalan in Tarn Taran, a man identified as Bunty was killed with a sharp-edged weapon. This murder, however, was a fall out of personal enmity and not related to the Lok Sabha poll,” said Mr. Raju.He said in Adampur of Jalandhar district an altercation took place between supporters of the Shiromani Akali Dal and the Congress.“Three cases have been registered for posting videos or photographs while voting. The cases have been registered in Gurdaspur, Ludhiana and Rupnagar districts under various sections of the law,” Mr. Raju said.“In the morning during mock poll, 290 ballot units, 219 control units and 508 VVPAT machines were replaced and 169 ballot units, 88 control units and 695 VVPAT were replaced during conduct of the poll,” Mr. Raju said. He also said that there was not a single case of disruption of poll and inducement of voters. Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said that the voter turnout indicated the people’s commitment to upholding the democratic ethos of the country, which the BJP-led NDA was trying to destroy.
Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide What ‘missteps’? WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage “We’re very honored because we’re able to serve the country for 3×3 and we already have this chance for the Jones Cup,” said Ravena on Saturday in the Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 homecoming press conference.READ: Jeron Teng wants to join Gilas poolFEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutParas added: “It feels good that coach Chot (Reyes) called us. It’s not everyday that we get a chance to be included in the Gilas pool, so we’re looking at this as our chance to help the country.”Both Ravena and Paras are also hopeful to bring in another 3×3 teammate in the squad with Jeron Teng declaring his intentions to join the pool. LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ “Hopefully, we can bring that experience and the adjustment won’t be hard for both of us. We just need to learn the system because in a span of three weeks, it’s already Jones Cup,” he said. “We want to represent the country again and we know we have to work for that spot. Hopefully, it brings the best out of each other to prepare well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 soaks in the appreciation from the Filipino fans after its campaign in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup. Photo by Fiba.comAfter representing the Philippines in the 2017 Fiba 3×3 World Cup, Kiefer Ravena and Kobe Paras now embark on a new challenge as they are set to join the Gilas Pilipinas pool practices on Tuesday.And for the two, nothing can compare to the privilege of being given the rare chance to don the national team colors.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire PH to build on 3×3 World Cup experience “We already represented the country with Jeron, so we know how committed he is,” Ravena said. “Once you’re representing the country, whether is in the youth team or the seniors stage, the commitment doesn’t change. and we know that’s the case with Jeron.”READ: Kobe Paras stars for PH in Day 2 of Fiba 3×3 World CupThe 19-year-old Paras echoed the former King Eagle’s sentiment, saying that he knows how bad his roommate in France wants play again for the country.“We know what we’re doing is not for ourselves but for the nation. We need Jeron’s game in Gilas,” he said.Ravena is also optimistic that the international experience they gained with Chooks-Pilipinas 3×3 can be brought to the national team once they join the pool next week.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
Roger Federer, from Switzerland, returns the ball to Gael Monfils, from France, during the Madrid Open tennis tournament in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)MADRID — Facing match point and on a second serve, Roger Federer decided it was time for a “panic move.”So he went into all-out attacking mode, charging to the net to try to avoid a disappointing end to his first clay-court tournament since 2016.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting View comments MOST READ American Sloane Stephens got past Petra Martic in two sets and will face Kiki Bertens, who upset defending champion Petra Kvitova 6-2, 6-3 in a rematch of last year’s final.The fourth-seeded Federer had eased past Richard Gasquet in his first match in Madrid and looked set for another comfortable win after routing Monfils in less than 20 minutes in the opening set. But the Swiss lost five straight games to fall behind the 18th-ranked Frenchman who was seeking his second title of the season.Federer, who looked frustrated at times, recovered after being down 0-3 and 1-4 in the third set. He saved the two match points in a long game when trailing 5-6. The 20-time Grand Slam champion was back in control in the tiebreaker, winning six of the first seven points.Monfils, who won only nine points in the first set, was seeking his 19th win this season. He won the Rotterdam title in February.Federer will next face fifth-seeded Dominic Thiem, who defeated Fabio Fognini 6-4, 7-5. The fifth-ranked Austrian is coming off titles in Barcelona and Indian Wells. He was runner-up in Madrid the last two years.Federer, who earned his 20th win of the season, skipped the clay swing the last two years to remain fit for the rest of the season. The Madrid Open is his first clay tournament as he prepares to return to the French Open after a three-year absence. He has already won two hard-court titles this season, in Dubai and Miami, and is seeking his third Madrid trophy, and first since 2012.Nadal stayed in contention for his sixth Madrid title with a 6-3, 6-4 win over American Frances Tiafoe.“I played with better rhythm and showed some positive things,” said Nadal, who missed practice time earlier in the week because of a stomach virus. “I’m satisfied.”Earlier, top-ranked Novak Djokovic reached the final eight by beating Jeremy Chardy 6-1, 7-6 (2). It was his 13th consecutive win over Chardy, all in straight sets.“You do have a little bit more of a confidence coming into a match knowing that you’ve never lost to your opponent,” Djokovic said. “But he was playing well here.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated It worked.A lucky volley, followed by a smash winner, kept Federer in the match. An aggressive forehand two points later allowed him to save a second match point, and he went on to beat Gael Monfils 6-0, 4-6, 7-6 (3) in the third round of the Madrid Open on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I felt my chances were bigger at the net than from the baseline, so it was a desperation, panic move,” Federer said. “I was very nervous, so I just figured, ‘come to the net, take a chance,’ and it worked out.”In only his second match on clay in three years, Federer rallied from three games down late in the third set and then dominated the deciding tiebreaker to outlast Monfils and reach the quarterfinals in a match of more than two hours at the Magic Box center court. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Damian Lillard, Trail Blazers get back at Nuggets to drag series to game 7 Djokovic will next face Marin Cilic, who came from behind to beat Laslo Djere 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.Also advancing to the quarterfinals were Stefanos Tsitsipas and Stan Wawrinka, who defeated sixth-seeded Kei Nishikori in two sets. Wawrinka will be Nadal’s opponent, while Tsitsipas will face Zverev, a three-set winner over Hubert Hurkacz.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue It was the 1,200th career win for Federer, allowing him to join Jimmy Connors as the only male players to have reached the milestone in the Open Era.“I’m not sure if I’ve lost a match before after winning the first set 6-0. The statistics show that usually you are in good shape. But with Gael you really never know,” Federer said. “He really got into a great groove after that, he had great intensity. At the end I played a great tiebreaker so I’m very relieved and I’m very happy right now.”Top-ranked Novak Djokovic, second-seeded Rafael Nadal and defending champion Alexander Zverev also advanced to the last eight on Thursday.In the women’s quarterfinals, top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost 3-6, 6-2, 7-5 to Belinda Bencic, falling to the Swiss for the second time this season.Bencic will now face two-time Madrid champion Simona Halep, the former No. 1 who defeated Ashleigh Barty 7-5, 7-5.ADVERTISEMENT
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