Messi scores vs Chelsea at 9th attempt to give Barca CL draw

first_imgCarpio 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 Vonn trying not to think of downhill as her last at Olympics Twice, though, Barcelona had gifted Willian the space to hit the post in the first half. It was third time lucky in the 62nd for Willian, who drifts in and out of the team but was the outlet of Chelsea’s most dangerous moments against the five-time European champions.The Brazilian was left unmarked just outside the penalty area to receive a pass from Eden Hazard. Sergio Busquets charged forward to block Willian but ended up on flat on his back after Willian shimmied past him.“We gave too much space to Willian to shoot,” Valverde said. “The pass to him was perfect, the control was perfect. And we just had to get closer to him.”They didn’t. Willian picked out a gap in the defense to send the ball into the bottom right of the night.“We stayed compact, had a plan,” Willian said, “and did exactly what we expected.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Barcelona’s Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his side’s first goal during a Champions League round of sixteen first leg soccer match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Lionel Messi finally managed one of the few things he had yet to achieve in football.At his ninth attempt, the five-time world player of the year finally scored against Chelsea, salvaging a 1-1 draw on Tuesday and halting his longest drought against any opponent after 730 minutes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Described by Valverde as a “clash of styles,” this was not a meeting of equals.While Barcelona enjoys a seven-point lead at the top of the Spanish league, Chelsea is in a scrap to even secure one of the Premier League’s four Champions League qualification places. Recent damaging defeats at Bournemouth and Watford have left Chelsea with only a one-point hold on fourth place — and no chance of defending its title with Manchester City 19 points ahead.Now Chelsea, which won its only European title in 2012, has to find a way to at least score at Barcelona next month to secure passage to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2014.“We have to go there to attack and score because 90 minutes defending at the Nou Camp is an eternity,” said Cesc Fabregas, who joined Chelsea from Barcelona. “It is a suicide mission.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed By cancelling out Willian’s opener, Messi also gave Barcelona a narrow edge in their Champions League round-of-16 matchup heading into the second leg at Camp Nou on March 14. The night’s other game produced a far more conclusive outcome with Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski both scoring twice as Bayern Munich beat 10-man Besiktas 5-0.It was far tighter at Stamford Bridge, with Chelsea deploying Eden Hazard as a false nine and containing Barcelona’s energetic pressing before being made to pay for a rare slip in concentration in the 75th minute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAndreas Christensen, the 21-year-old center back who displaced 32-year-old captain Gary Cahill from the starting lineup, passed laxly across his own penalty area. Barcelona capitalized. Andres Iniesta beat Cesar Azpilicueta to the ball, skipped past the defender’s attempt to tackle and squared for the unmarked Messi to turn into the bottom of the net. It prevented Barcelona from slipping to only its second loss in all competitions since August.“We lacked more clear-cut chances, but the good thing is we managed to force an error out of them and score an equalizer,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said through a translator. “We go back to the Camp Nou happy.” Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Boweh Foundation to Host ‘Lift Liberia International Festival 2016’

first_imgThe idea of an international festival is to attach a brand, culture, sound of music or particular experience that is supposed to be quite intense, like the displaying of phenomenal works of art or a particular genre of music. People will, especially marketers, associate that brand, culture, community, music with that experience, and be reminded of why it is so important or worth listening to.That is the hope and aspiration of Boweh Foundation Limited’s (BFL) CEO and Founder, Mr. Jerry Boweh; BFL Director, Mrs. Lena Thomas-Marshall; and Mr. Eleazer Ikpeze, for marketing, managing, promoting, developing and raising funds for the showcasing of all ‘projects,’ both charity and business, pertaining to Liberia. Their interest for creating and connecting Liberia’s heritage and roots, and creating a social and economic traffic to Liberia has this year inspired the team of three to host the ‘Lift Liberia International Festival’ from August – December 2016.In preparations for climaxing with the popular, annually celebrated Notting Hill Carnival in London this year, Boweh Foundation Limited will host its occasion with a month packed with activities and events. The ‘Lift Liberia International Festival’ will debut in London this August, before travelling to Glasgow, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham and back to London. ‘Lift Liberia’ will then be brought to Liberia from November 28 – December 4, 2016, an exciting revelation to the Liberian public, who have yearned over the years to be able to participate in big events.According to BFL, “The festival will display Liberia’s arts, culture, food, music and its people. Some of the events scheduled are the Liberian arts exhibition, concert, football tournament and a Liberian Day. All these events will climax with the Notting Hill Carnival in London.”According to the team, the main objective of the festival is to “revive, strengthen and proudly identify with the heritage of Liberia.” “We wish to achieve this through celebration of cultural diversities and building cultural capacities through the medium of arts and sports on a festival platform. We also want to create a way to rehabilitate, reconcile, unite and develop together as a people without political, religious or social differences.Through the various activities and interactions, a better relationship can be built and informal learning can be enhanced (to) promote Liberia positively on the global platform,” Boweh Foundation said in a statement.Liberia will, for the very first time this year, be actively involved in the Notting Hill Carnival, where they will be able to feature cultural performances and some Liberian musicians, added the BFL.Some of the participating local luminaries, like popular and highly acclaimed artist Leslie Lumeh of Daily Observer newspaper and former Daily Observer newspaper cartoonist Chase Walker, will be exhibiting their artworks. There are still many guest appearances (under wraps) and featured artists to announce. LIB LIFE will continue to update in this column as information surfaces.Meanwhile, Boweh Foundation Limited is the mother company that strongly promotes and collaborates with Diaspora organizations in capacity building at all levels. Revealing Liberia’s untouched culture, history and connections around the world, their activities vary from presentations to organizing high level events to achieve their goals and purposes. Sadly, tickets are sold out for what seems to be a highly anticipated event; and not to let the cat out of the bag, they are working towards getting some very big names and actors onboard. LIB LIFE will get an exclusive when that happens.More on the ‘Lift Liberian International Festival’ from BFL:Cultural Exhibitions – LiberiaStreet CarnivalThis will be approached like Carnival in any country but relating to what the participants want to bring to the show through our theme and direction and their creativity. We hope to design the street event with colors, sounds and some visual entrainments as a memorable site not to easily be forgotten. This will include Liberian schools, organizations, institutions and individuals. This will also invite the Diaspora to participate where they feel comfortable for participation.Art & Craft ExhibitionExhibit all art collections and presentations, and where the exhibition is staged, have a food and drink court attached.(Contact BFL on www.liftliberia.org)Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LNP Assures Journalists Protection on June 7

first_imgIG Sudue (left): “We’re aware of the journalists’ role. Mr. Coffey (right): “Let the gov’t settle her financial obligations with the media To safeguard journalists and news entities coverage of the planned June 7 “peaceful protest,” the Liberia National Police (LNP) has promised to provide security for reporters on duty during the event, the Press Union of Liberia (PUL) said in a release.According to the release, Police Inspector General Patrick T. Sudue gave the assurance shortly after meeting the PUL leadership on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 in Monrovia.“The police shall protect all (local and foreign) journalists throughout the protest.”Sudue however cautioned journalists to work on their visibility to avoid any situation of mistaken identity when gathering news about the protest.He then announced a ban on the deployment of armed police officers throughout the June 7 protest.Meanwhile, IG Sudue has expressed fear of “assets on the loose” referencing terrorist groups operating in West Africa that the protesters should be mindful of the possible unexpected presence during the exercise, because terrorists target large groups of people in one location.PUL President Charles B. Coffey, Jr. stressed the need for the safety of journalists, and the aligning duty of the police to ensure the safety of the reporters, while covering public events such as rallies and protests.Coffey said it was important that the PUL and LNP officers innovate ideas that will avoid violence against journalists during the mass gathering of people on June 7.The United Nations Security Council passed a historic resolution in 2006, calling for an end to impunity against journalists, and the subsequent 2012 action of major UN agencies to arrive at a comprehensive ‘Action Plan on the Safety of Journalists.’In the wake of the June 7 protest, the United Nations and West African Regional Envoys, have been holding separate meetings with the Weah Administration and the Council of Patriots (protest organizers) in an effort to ensure that the country’s laws are upheld as fundamental human rights.Media woesIn a related development, the release said PUL leadership is worried about the worsening contraction of the media economy.“The Union is sickened by the decline in advertisement flow to the traditional media in the country,” the release said.But Coffey said the deteriorating state of revenue intake in the media can be related to government sanctioning advertisements on the Executive Mansion Website.Mr. Coffey wants government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), development partners, private and public financial institutions to contribute to stimulating advertisement in the traditional media in Liberia as means for helping journalism to survive.“It is important that government settle its indebtedness with Media institutions, because these are small businesses, which now find it difficult to operate in the absence of low energy supply in the country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) – Advertisement –last_img read more

Rivera making slow recovery

first_imgInstead of touching the inside if the first-base bag, the pitcher stepped on the outside of the bag and Rivera stepped on his leg. Rivera’s leg snapped at the calf, leaving his foot dangling and pointing in the wrong direction. “I’m 35, 40 percent,” said Rivera, who will spend the next five weeks rehabilitating in Arizona. “I was in Miami and I talked to the doctor and he told me I was (healing) fast.” “A lot of guys have a biological clock,” Scioscia said. “They see opening day come around and they think they have to be ready. You have to take that out of a player’s mentality because you want a guy to be on a mound when he’s ready.” This year’s schedule gives the Angels little wiggle room in the early going to skip a fifth starter. The Angels have just two off days in the first 35 days of the season and they come on April 9 and 19. That means a fifth starter will be needed April 6 against the Oakland Athletics. Because of the April 9 off day, the fifth starter would not be needed again until April 14 at Boston and not again until April 25 at home against the Detroit Tigers. The Angels will have an intrasquad game today in preparation for Thursday’s Cactus League opener. John Lackey and Kelvim Escobar are among 12 pitchers that will be used. Scioscia said of the regular position players, only Garret Anderson and Vladimir Guerrero are not expected to get an at-bat. “They don’t need it,” Scioscia said. “They will get plenty of work moving forward.” The Angels worked on cut-offs and relay throws, which allowed new starters Gary Matthews Jr. in center and Howie Kendrick at second to get used to each other. “There are some adjustments that certainly Howie is going to have to make with Vlad’s arm and the way Gary Matthews can throw,” Scioscia said. “This is why you want to do these drills to find the range. The instincts are fine for the infielders. It was a good drill.” doug.padilla@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2731 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TEMPE, Ariz. – Juan Rivera’s initial fears that his career had ended have been subdued, and now he optimistically targets June for a return to action. Rivera, who made his first appearance in camp Monday, broke his left tibia when he ran out a ground ball to first base in a Dec. 22 winter ball game in Venezuela. He said he hit a ground ball to first base and tried to beat the pitcher to the bag. center_img Rivera had been given the OK to walk without crutches, but said his leg ended up being too weak without them. He will give the crutches another week. Early speculation had Rivera returning around the All-Star break in July. Manager Mike Scioscia said he did not have enough information from Rivera’s examinations to predict when his outfielder might return. If Jered Weaver does not get on a mound by the end of this week, it would leave the young right-hander with just four weeks to get in an entire spring of work. Scioscia said he isn’t worried that Weaver won’t be ready at the start of the season. But he also told Weaver not to aim at being ready for the first week, but rather to proceed at a sensible pace. last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, May 9

first_imgManchester CIty are in danger of missing out on a Champions League berth after drawing with Arsenal and Andy Murray surrendered his Madrid Open crown to Novak Djokovic.Here’s the latest from Tom Macleod and the team on Monday May the 9th.last_img

Japanese Psychedelic rockers set to rock RCC

first_imgDD CULTURE: There are some incredible shows and acts lined-up across Donegal over the next number of weeks. A former RIVERDANCE star, a Turner-Prize nominated artist and Michael Bublé are just some of the upcoming cultural highlights you can enjoy over the next few weeks,RCC Letterkenny kicks off its wonderful Autumn music programme with a spectacular new traditional music and dance show and a veteran Japanese psychedelic group this week. Edges of Light starring former Riverdance principal dancer and choreographer Colin Dunne is a new show inspired by the sights and sounds of the Irish dawn. It features Colin’s dazzling feet along with leading Irish traditional musicians Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power. Edges of Light will be performed at the RCC this Wednesday September 21st as part of a national tour and starts at the unusual time of 8.25pm.The cosmic freak-out collective Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O play the RCC this Thursday September 22nd on route to the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia. Acid Mothers Temple are one of the most acclaimed live acts in the psychedelic scene and have collaborated with the likes of Gong and Guru Guru. The group can also boast one of the most incredible discographies in music, clocking in with over 70 studio albums and 38 live albums since 1996. Self-described as “extreme trip music”, their sound is a distinct mix of krautrock, noise and prog. Tickets for both gigs can be booked at An Grianán Theatre Box Office on 0749120777 or online at regionalculturalcentre.com.Donegal’s Biggest Contemporary Art Commission It’s the last chance for Donegal audiences to experience the world premiere of Loose Ends at RCC Letterkenny, the contemporary video art installation by world-renowned, twice Turner Prize nominated, Derry/Donegal artist Willie Doherty, which must end this Saturday September 24th. Loose Ends, the biggest contemporary art installation ever staged in Donegal, involved totally rebuilding the RCC’s main gallery and feels like walking into Tate Modern.It consists of a large-scale two-screen video installation where Doherty uses the camera and spoken word (voiced by famous Donegal actor Sean McGinley) to focus on two very different locations – Dublin’s Moore Street and Donegal’s Gola Island, both associated with the 1916 Easter Rising. The exhibition is free of charge and open to the public from Tuesday to Saturday from 11am to 5pm. ‘In Conversation’ a free talk with the artist and CCA Derry Director Matt Packer is being held this Friday September 23rd at 7pm to mark the closing of the exhibition and everyone is welocome to attend. The project is commissioned by Donegal County Council and is one of only nine successful Arts Council ART:2016 projects from over 200 applications.‘Babe Rainbow’ in ChurchillDonegal people have the unique opportunity to visit a major exhibition of artworks from the British Council Collection by of some of the world’s leading artists on own doorsteps in the beautiful lakeland surroundings of the Glebe Gallery Churchill from now until October 2nd. The exhibition includes some of the biggest names of 20th century art like Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Lucian Freud together with famous Young British Artists (YBAs) like Tracy Emin,  Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst. Babe Rainbow is open daily from 11am – 6pm (except Friday) and admission is free.Painting PeoplePhilip Mackey has been an artist all his life but is only now in his late 50’s having his first big solo exhibition at an Grianán Theatre in his hometown of Letterkenny. Philip says “I am delighted to receive this opportunity to display my work in such a renowned venue and I am thrilled for my family, friends and those who have supported me over the years. I see it as another very positive step forward in my career as an artist”. Having always had an interest in figurative art and portraiture in particular, Philip decided to turn his attention towards painting people and the exhibition features 17 superb portraits of well known local people like singer Hugo Blake, boxer Jason Quigley and the late Brian Friel as well as self portraits. Face to Face by Philip Mackey continues at an Grianán Theatre until November 4th.Major Live Film Events from around the the worldCentury Cinemas Letterkenny has an incredible programme of Live Film Events in the coming months that allows Donegal audiences the chance to experience the best of New York, London and beyond without leaving the county. The end of September alone boasts five massive shows starting with the National Theatre London’s The Threepenny Opera this Thursday September 22nd. Bertolt Brecht’s classic musical starring Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear is not for the faint-hearted and is said to contain filthy language and immoral behaviour. The Royal Ballet’s Romeo and Juliet, Kenneth MacMillan’s famous version of Shakespeare’s romantic tragedy set to Prokofiev’s magnificent music will also be screened on Thursday 22nd. Michael Bublé’s – TOUR STOP 148 provides a close up experience of the superstar’s phenomenally successful sold-out To Be Loved Tour, seen globally by over two million fans, on September 25th. A new production of Norma, Bellini’s classic opera by The Royal Opera will be screened live on Monday September 26th and Cymbeline Shakespeare’s rarely performed romance by the Royal Shakespeare Theatre will be screened live on Wednesday September 28th.Carnival Tme in Ballyshannon The spectacular Army Dreamers, this year’s Ballyshannon Carnival Parade will take place on Saturday October 8th as part of th 16th annual Donegal Bay and Blue Stacks Festival that runs from September 30th to October 9th. A jam-packed programme of theatre and music will be held in towns and villages across South and South West Donegal including Ballyshannon, Bundoran, Ballybofey, Donegal, Dunkineely, Killybegs, Glencolmcille, Ardara and Glenties. Highlights of the busy drama programme include; Ibsen’s Peer Gynt, by Askeraden Theatre Company Oslo at Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon on October 1st, Marie Jones Fly Me To The Moon, by Balor Rep Theatre Company at Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon (4th), Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey (5th & 6th), Halla Mhuire Glencolmcille (8th) and Heritage Centre Ardara (9th), and Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan, by Donegal Drama Circle at Ardaghy Community Centre Inver (6th, 7th, 8th). Great gigs include Kate O’Callaghan with the Donegal Camerata String Ensemble at Abbey Arts Centre Ballyshannon (2nd), Zoe Conway, Máirtin O’Connor and Donal Lunny at Leghowney Community Hall (5th), The 4 of Us at Balor Arts Centre Ballybofey (8th) and the brilliant annual Donegal Fiddlers Weekend at Highlands Hotel Glenties (7th, 8th, 9th).Japanese Psychedelic rockers set to rock RCC was last modified: September 22nd, 2016 by Shaun HanniganShare 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 Cultural EventsFeaturesjapanesenewsRCClast_img read more

GAA NEWS: URRIS AWARDED CHAMPIONSHIP WALKOVER AS NA ROSSA REFUSE TO TRAVEL

first_imgUrris GAA NotesBIG BREAKFAST: CLG Iorras thank all who came along to St Mary’s Hall and supported our Big Breakfast on Saturday.Thanks to sponsors, donations of home making etc but a Massive Thanks to all our helpers on the day- you all know who you are, without you all the event would not be the success it was. Thanks one and all!!! QUIZ NIGHT: The Urris Ladies team are running a Quiz night in the Strand Hotel on Wednesday night coming. Please pass the word on and organise your friends to come along so that we have a big number of tables on the night. Quiz starts at 10pm.MATCH “N” WIN: August 7th: No Jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 4, 19, 20 & 22. €15 winners: Jacob Mc Conalogue, Tirmaine, Hannah Toland, Cleagh, S Mc Toal, Co. Antrim, Sarah Kane (White), Carndonagh and Ciaran Rooskey. Jackpot next week €540. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support this weekly draw.Junior A Championship: Seniors had no game in the Championship last weekend as Na Rossa did not travel.SENIORS & RESERVES: Both teams away to N. Columba (Glen) in the league on Saturday night. Games at 6pm & 7.30pm. U21: U21 team away to Carndonagh on Tuesday night at 7pm. Please come along and support the lads.Facebook-Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris GAA and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures. Any items of news for the club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email rosiekelly28@eircom.net no later than 9pm on Sunday nightGAA NEWS: URRIS AWARDED CHAMPIONSHIP WALKOVER AS NA ROSSA REFUSE TO TRAVEL was last modified: August 11th, 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:GAANoticesSportURRISlast_img read more

Chelsea star explains why Liverpool won’t win league – ‘they have Dejan Lovren’

first_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Liverpool won’t win the Premier League this season because they have Dejan Lovren, according to Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic.Kovacic, on loan from Real Madrid, is part of a Chelsea team battling hard with the Reds to topple Manchester City from the top of the table. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Sorry Dejan, Liverpool’s failures are all on you REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury The comments were followed by laughter throughout the hall.This is not the first time Lovren has been the subject of mockery this year, with the centre-half causing widespread derision when he called himself ‘one of the best defenders in the world’ during the World Cup. 2 2 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE REVEALED However, after the film ended the jokes started.And Kovacic got involved, according to 24Sata.“Liverpool will not be English champion,” he said. “Why? Well because they have Dejan Lovren.” Latest Football News Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ huge blow REPLY MONEY Pep Guardiola’s side are two points clear of Liverpool at the apex, with Chelsea a further two behind the Anfield club.Nevertheless, all three sides remain undefeated after 12 matches, and a real title race is expected following the disappointment of last season, when City romped their way to silverware with no challengers.But only Chelsea or City will actually win the Premier League this season, Kovacic says.Kovacic was joined by his Croatia team-mates at a foundation to raise money for charity, with a film shown to remember the nation’s run to this summer’s World Cup final. Kovacic has bantered off his Croatia team-mate Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card last_img read more

Together for Yes campaigners to host Donegal roadshow

first_imgDonegal Together For Yes will welcome the National Get Together For Yes Roadshow to Letterkenny this Wednesday evening. The open event, which is part of the Conversations Tour, takes place on May 16th at Dillons Hotel, Letterkenny Main Street at 7pm.The events aim to create open and honest spaces to discuss the referendum on the 8th Amendment and the reasons why people would decide to vote Yes on May 25th. Everyone is welcome to attend. Keynote speakers are:Dominique Meehan, the Donegal woman and rape survivor who bravely waived her right to anonymity, who will tell her story and talk about why she is voting Yes.Senator Padraig Mac Lochlainn, Donegal Sinn Fein Senator, former TD and spokesperson on Justice, Equality and DefenceDr Noel Sharkey, Donegal Doctor and member of Doctors For Choice.(Featured image: Together for Yes campaigners at Cruit Island, Co. Donegal. Photo: Cllr. Micheal Chollm Macgiollaeasbuig)Together for Yes campaigners to host Donegal roadshow was last modified: May 15th, 2018 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:8th amendmentabortion referendumCampaigndonegal together for yeslast_img read more

Donegal schools prepare for Drama Festival in Gaoth Dobhair next week

first_imgA total of 34 school plays are being prepared for a drama festival in Gaoth Dobhair next week.The Amharclann in Ghaoth Dobhair is the venue for the local schools drama festival organised by An Cumann Scoildrámaíochta on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th March.Beidh na drámaí ar fad i nGaeilge agus is cúis mhór dóchais agus misnigh go bhfuil an oiread sin drámaí ag glacadh páirt. The plays will be performed over the two days by primary and post primary schools and youth groups throughout Donegal – from Gaoth Dobhair, Cloich Cheann Fhaola, Aráinn Mhór, Na Gleanntaí, Na Dúnaibh, Baile Dhún na nGall, Fánaid, Gleann Fhinne, Dun Fionnachaidh, Glasán agus Anagaire.Gaelscoil na gCeithre Máistrí in Donegal Town will produce 5 plays over the two days with each class in the school performing on stage – some achievement!Joe Ó Gallchóir Muineachán is the adjudicator. Admission is €5 for one session, €10 for a two day ticket and children are free for all dramas.18 plays will be nominated to compete in the Ulster Finals in An Grianán, Letterkenny on 21st and 22nd March with Pluincéad Ó Fearraigh the adjudicator. Tá fáilte mhór roimh ranganna eile ó na scoltacha freastal ar na drámaí le linn am scoile Dé Luain agus Dé Máirt agus beidh saor chead isteach daofa. Bheadh sé deas lucht féachána a bheith ag achan dráma.Tá fáilte roimh an phobal taille €5 an seisiún nó €10 do thicéad na Féile. Ádh mór ar na paistí agus na scoltacha uilig!Donegal schools prepare for Drama Festival in Gaoth Dobhair next week was last modified: March 9th, 2019 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)last_img read more