Chile, Boyz clash today in friendly

first_imgJamaica’s Reggae Boyz will face hosts Chile at Estadio Sausalito in Viña del Mar in a friendly match today as part of preparations for the upcoming Copa America Centenario. Match time is 6:30 p.m. The third-ranked Chile, under new manager Juan Antonio Pizzi, have been very inconsistent recently and will be hoping for a good result against Jamaica. In South American World Cup qualifying they lost recently to Uruguay (3-0) and Argentina (2-1) before defeating Venezuela 4-1. The Reggae Boyz were the invited team for last year’s edition of Copa America in Chile, but lost all three matches by 1-0 scorelines. Coach Winfried Sch‰fer will be hoping on an improved showing in the tournament this time. Juan Antonio Pizzi has largely stuck to the players who earned the Copa title under Jorge Sampaoli last year with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Arturo Vidal and Eduardo Vargas as the key men once again. Reggae Boyz team manager Roy Simpson told The Gleaner earlier this week: “The Chile game is to look at the local players and areas that need addressing.” LAST WARM-UP Like Jamaica, Chile are preparing for the Copa Centenario tournament and today’s clash with the Reggae Boyz is the last warm-up before they play Argentina, Bolivia, and Panama in the tournament in June. Jamaica will be looking to hit form before they take on Venezuela, Mexico and Uruguay in the Copa America Centenario. With the injury to Darren Mattocks, all eyes will be on Giles Barnes to find the ball in the back of the net alongside Dever Orgill, Simon Dawkins, Clayton Donaldson and Allan Ottey. Sch‰fer has already said that today’s match is a big chance for the local-based Reggae Boyz to impress, therefore, Montego Bay United’s Ottey, who has been with the squad for some time, and Andrew Vanzie of Humble Lion, Harbour View’s Rosario Harriott, and Portmore Michael Binns could see some action as Jamaica prepares for the Copa America tournament and crucial World Cup qualifiers against Panama and Haiti in September The squad is: Gareth McLeary, Ryan Thompson, Michael Hector, Dever Orgill, Clayton Donaldson, Giles Barnes, Jobi McAnuff, Duwayne Kerr, Je-Vaughn Watson, Lee Williamson, Simon Dawkins, Adrian Mariappa, Kemar Lawrence, Jermaine Taylor, Ricardo Morris, Damano Solomon, Andrew Vanzie, Rosario Harriott and Allan Ottey.last_img read more

Tigresses on wrong side of history as Lady Warriors finally end skid

first_imgSea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings “I hope this becomes a lesson for the team that they should always protect the pride of the school, although I commend University of the East for overcoming this winless spell.”What made the Golden Tigresses’ loss to the Lady Warriors more dismal was how they collapsed in the third and fourth sets after getting the 24th point.UST held a 24-20 lead in the third before allowing UE to go on an 8-2 run to close the set at 28-26.The Golden Tigresses also broke down in the ensuing set when they wasted a 24-22 lead after allowing Mary Ann Mendrez and Shaya Adorador to exchange hits for the 24-24 tie and committing two straight errors to award UE the victory.“We still lack that finishing ability so we really have to correct that issue,” said Reyes, whose team slipped to 2-6. “We have to assess what has happened because we have to change this second round. We have to fix every issue that we have.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew University of Santo Tomas just made history for all the wrong reasons.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Slaughter doubtful for semis opener as Ginebra faces ‘monster’ SMB For more than two decades, the Golden Tigresses had never lost to the Lady Warriors but that ended on Friday in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament.University of the East stunned UST in four sets, 25-23, 18-25, 28-26, 26-24, to win its first string of two straight games since 2012, and Golden Tigresses head Kung Fu Reyes had no choice but to accept that they were on the wrong side of history.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I told the players that play this game for the school, ‘if we lose here we will make history and until the day you go old you will bring this with you,’” said Reyes in Filipino Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The victory marks UE’s first win over UST since the 1993-1994 academic year. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READlast_img read more

Mining accounts for 85% of deforestation rates

first_imgMining activities are accounting for 85 per cent of Guyana’s deforestation and degradation rates while logging is responsible for 2.5 per cent yet the country continues to keep its deforestation rates relatively lower than many others.According to Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, with plans moving apace to preserve Guyana’s forests – while mining and logging continue to have a negative impact –the country had its lowest rates of deforestation.Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman“It shows that we are striking a good balance between mining and forest operations and rather forest conservation. So under our agreement with Norway in 2017, we certainly recorded the lowest rates – which is historic. So Guyana has been pointed out, as recording good figures, good stewardship of its forest,” Trotman said.The Minister explained that there could not be mining activities without some disturbance of the land and this was not an indictment on the part of miners, but a simple fact. According to the Minister, better stewardship and management have resulted in lower rates of deforestation in Guyana.“Also, correspondingly with lower rates of deforestation, we are also seeing higher yields in gold production. So, between 2016 and 2018, we have crossed the 600,000 ounces’ mark repeatedly. Before 2015, the highest declarations of gold were 456,000 ounces and we are now over 600,000 ounces, so gold production is up, but deforestation is down.”Minister Trotman acknowledged that while there was notable progress in these areas, works still needed to be conducted in the area of reclamation in relation to gold mining.“But the miners will tell you that they are only recovering right not even 50 per cent of gold, so they are going back to some of those tailings as they call them to rework them, so the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) are working to narrow that gap. So, yes, it is a high rate, but at the same time, as I said, we are doing better in terms of our deforestation rates as well,” he noted.In 2016, the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) coalition Government had accused former President Bharrat Jagdeo of distributing all of Guyana’s productive forest; hence, allowing the rape of the country’s forest.However, Jagdeo debunked those claims, stating that the Norwegians, every year to determine payments, send international assessors and these were people who come here and examine the deforestation rate for the year.This is a reference to the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD) concept, in conjunction with the Low Carbon Development Strategy (LCDS), which involved Guyana managing its forests and reducing deforestation in order to reduce carbon emissions while getting paid for it.last_img read more

3 die in Soesdyke/Linden Highway accident

first_imgThree persons are now dead in what has been described as a horrific accident on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway. The accident occurred sometime around 19:30h on Friday on the Kairuni Public Road, Linden Highway.One of the dead men has been identified as 30-year-old Malroy Rose, called “Fowly”, of Lot 64 Block 22 Wismar, Linden. He died while receiving treatment at the Linden Hospital Complex. Rose was employed as a mechanic at Bosai Minerals (Guyana) Inc.Dead: Malroy RoseUp to press time, the identities of the other two dead persons were still unknown.Meanwhile, the driver of the vehicle; Rayon Wilson, 35, was admitted with multiple traumatic injuries about the body. Twenty-nine-year-old Junior Hudson also suffered multiple traumatic injuries; however, he is said to be in stable condition.According to reports reaching Guyana Times, the men were travelling in a motorcar, bearing registration number PHH 9398, heading to Linden, when they slammed into a low bed trailer truck, bearing registration number GPP 2993, which was parked on the road shoulder.Police in a statement late Friday evening said the driver of the lorry related to investigators that he was proceeding South along the eastern side of the road when his vehicle developed mechanical problems. This resulted in him pulling over to the corner of the road and while in the process of effecting repairs under the front of the lorry, he heard an impact at the rear of the lorry.Police said the driver further related that upon investigating, he discovered the car had collided into his truck. He further related that the car had five male occupants – all of whom appeared seriously injured.With the assistance of passersby, all except one who was motionless, were rushed to the Linden Hospital Complex, where two were pronounced dead on arrival. The other succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment.last_img read more

Rocker’s wife arrested in Burbank

first_imgBURBANK — Hours after Scott Weiland and his wife brawled in a luxury hotel, the Velvet Revolver rocker’s wife was arrested for torching his $10,000 wardrobe outside their Toluca Lake home, police said today. Mary Weiland, 31, was booked for investigation of felony arson vandalism after officers responding to a “female burning clothes” call at 10 p.m. Saturday found a trash can full of smoldering clothes, Sgt. Mathew Ferguson said. Officers telephoned Weiland and he said the wardrobe was worth $10,000, the sergeant said. The couple’s two children, ages 4 and 6, were placed in the custody of Weiland friends. The arrest culminated a rowdy weekend for the couple. A few miles away at the boutique Graciela Hotel on Pass Avenue, the couple got into an argument that left two hotel rooms vandalized, Ferguson said. Police were called to the hotel at 3:47 p.m. Saturday. “Both rooms had damage and items scattered, broken plates and things. It was looking definitely like items were deliberately destroyed,” the sergeant said. Mary Weiland was at the hotel with the couple’s children when police arrived. She voluntarily went to the police station to give a statement and Weiland, 39, showed up later with his attorney to give a statement. “She is a suspect in the vandalism. He is not,” Ferguson said. No charges were filed and the couple left. Ferguson said it was up to hotel owners to decide if they want the woman prosecuted for vandalism, which would be a felony because damage exceeded $400. Ferguson said the amount of damage to the two rooms wasn’t known, only that it exceeded $400. A Graciela Hotel receptionist said Monday that there would be no comment about the incident. The 100-room Graciela Hotel describes itself as a “home away from home” for many of its guests. Many of the rooms and suites have full kitchenettes for long term stays. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Liverpool and Spurs target Gotze seals £22m Borussia Dortmund return

first_imgMario Gotze has left Bayern Munich to re-sign for former club Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga outfit has confirmed.The 24-year-old Germany midfielder has been linked with moves to both Liverpool, coached by former Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp, and Tottenham during the summer transfer window.But Gotze, who still had a year remaining on his contract at the Allianz Arena, has instead chosen to return to boyhood club Dortmund in a £22million deal, penning a contract until 2020.Gotze, who scored the winning goal for Germany in the 2014 World Cup final against Argentina, left Dortmund for their fierce rivals in 2012 after Bayern Munich triggered his £32m release clause.But he struggled to live up to that price tag with the German champions and was frozen out of the first-team under Pep Guardiola last season.Having left the Westfalenstadion to a chorus of boos and chants of ‘Judas’ from the passionate Dortmund fans, Gotze has vowed to win them over after sealing a surprise return.In an open letter to fans he published on facebook, the Germany star said: “When I switched from Borussia Dortmund to Bayern Munich in 2013, that was a conscious decision that I will not hide myself from today.“Three years later, at 24 years of age, I look with different eyes at my former decision.“I understand that back then many fans could not understand my decision.“When I return to my home, I want to try and convince everyone – especially those who do not receive me with open arms – with my performances.“My aim is to play again my best football. For all of us, the club and the BVB fans.”Borussia Dortmund confirmed the news on Thursday night, and CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke welcomed Gotze back to the club.“I am personally very pleased that Mario has decided to Borussia Dortmund,” he said.“I have, since his departure in 2013, always hoped that he will one day return to us.“My thanks go to this point explicitly at Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “We have negotiated with Bayern in this transfer window three changes. All our conversations were marked by great professionalism and mutual trust.”Bayern chief  Rummenigge added: “The negotiations were very fair and serious. We’d like to thank Borussia Dortmund, Mario, his father as well as his agent for that. “I think the transfer is a good solution for all parties. “FC Bayern thanks Mario Gotze for three years wearing the Bayern shirt and wishes him all the best for the future.” 1 Mario Gotze has sealed a return to Borussia Dortmund last_img read more

Lockdown will end when fights do

first_imgCASTAIC – After nearly two weeks of deadly clashes, a top jail official went cell to cell Wednesday, telling inmates that a systemwide lockdown will end when they stop fighting. “When the smoke cleared, I began trying to dialogue,” said Chief Sam Jones, head of custodial operations for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. “House rules are, every man has a right to come into the system and do his time without having to worry about being attacked, injured or ultimately murdered. I told them I owed them that, and I owed their family and friends that.” Jones delivered his ultimatum Tuesday to jails in Castaic’s Pitchess Detention Center, where racial brawls last week killed one inmate and injured dozens more. About 3,000 inmates in nearby Riverside County were in the sixth day of a lockdown there, but officials said cells were peaceful and described the lockdown as a precaution in case Los Angeles County violence spilled over. In adjacent San Bernardino County, black and Hispanic inmates on a jail bus fought with fists and razor blades Tuesday morning. Fifty-five handcuffed and chained inmates were heading from the West Valley Detention Center to a court when a fight broke out in the bus and the driver turned back, said Robin Haynal, spokeswoman for the county Sheriff’s Department. As the inmates were being removed from the bus, fighting broke out again and deputies used a “sting ball” grenade to stop it. Two inmates were slightly injured by the rubber pellets and a third “had been severely kicked by another inmate,” Haynal said. It was the third fight on a jail bus from the detention center. Two earlier clashes injured 14 inmates. It was unclear whether the fighting had a direct link to the violence in Los Angeles County, which has the nation’s largest jail system, but San Bernardino inmates were aware of the problems, Haynal said. In Los Angeles County, Hispanic and black evangelical pastors announced plans Wednesday for a 24-hour vigil in suburban Gardena to pray for an end to the jail violence. Sheriff’s officials have been under intense pressure to quell the fighting. On Tuesday, the county Board of Supervisors criticized the department for failing to isolate high-risk inmates. A report to supervisors a year ago warned that it was “not permissible” to mix inmates considered to pose a greater threat of violence with offenders of lesser risk. The report by Merrick Bobb, who oversees the Sheriff’s Department for the supervisors, was commissioned after five inmates were killed in seven months in late 2003 and early 2004. The inmate who died Tuesday had been arrested on suspicion of drug possession in Long Beach and was considered a moderate security risk while several others in his six-man cell were in the second-highest risk classification. Some prisoners identified as ringleaders of the recent violence have been shifted out of dormitories and into one- and two-man cells, Jones said. “I feel that we’ve identified most of them,” he said. Whitmore and Jones said they believed the battles are losing momentum. Fights have been shorter, more infrequent, and resulted in fewer injuries, they said. The latest clash was reported Tuesday night and involved about 100 Men’s Central Jail inmates. Blacks and Latinos traded punches shortly after 9 p.m. Tuesday in a dormitory but deputies using tear gas and sting-ball pellets quickly broke up the fight, Whitmore said. Four inmates were treated for minor injuries, he said. “We’re winning. We’re doing OK,” Jones said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant On Wednesday, he went to the downtown Men’s Central Jail, where an inmate collapsed and died after a scuffle in a cell Sunday and a brief brawl erupted Tuesday night. More than 18,000 inmates have been denied visits, phone calls, TV access and other privileges because of the violence between black and Hispanic inmates. Jones told The Associated Press that he promised inmates they would get their privileges back when peace is restored. “When I left last night, each dorm applauded and said thank you,” he said. “These people want their mail,” Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “They want to watch TV. They want to get back to, if you will, some kind of regular existence behind bars.” last_img read more


first_imgBallyarr House in RameltonOne of Co Donegal’s most stunning houses has been put on the market with a cool asking price of €1,475,000.Ballyarr House belongs to former Daily Mirror editor and Professor of Journalism, Roy Greenslade and his wife Noreen.The historic listed house, which is set on 14 acres of stunning gardens and woodlands, even enjoys some fishing rights to the nearby River Lennon.It is on sale through local estate agents Franklins. The house is more than 200 years old and enjoys a rich history as well as having undergone some loving renovations down through the centuries.History of Ballyarr HouseBallyarr House played a role in Ireland’s history and in the story of one of England’s most revered writers. Built in about 1780, it was acquired in 1842 by Lord George Hill, the fifth son of the second Marquis of Downshire, along with the surrounding 200 acres. He had previously bought 23,000 acres in and around Gweedore where his activities as an ‘improving’ landlord who was responsible for evicting tenants still remain a matter of controversy. (Hill’s portrait is reproduced in the mural that is one of the features of the main hall at Ballyarr House).During Hill’s time the house was visited by the Scottish historian Thomas Carlyle. It was he who described it as ‘a farm-like place’ graced by a ‘piazza’, an Italian-style square that was then considered fashionable. Hill was married, in 1834, to Cassandra Knight, a favoured niece of the novelist Jane Austen. When she died he married her sister, Louisa, and after his own death in 1879, a third sister, Marianne, arrived. She and Louisa are buried in the nearby Tully graveyard, their gravestones having been recently restored to the delight of the Jane Austen Society.Their story, which is entwined with the house, has been told in a book May, Lou and Cass: Jane Austen’s Nieces in Ireland by Sophia Hillan (Blackstaff Press, 2011). The house was owned by Hill’s eldest son, Arthur Blundell George Sandys Hill, from 1879 to 1900, when it was sold, along with the adjacent mill, to William Russell.It remained in the Russells’ hands until it was bought in 1974 by Ian Smith, a former hotelier and British war hero, and his artist wife Peggy. They found it necessary to demolish one wing of the house, which had been barely altered since Lord George’s time. But one large fanlight window was saved and erected in a house in Castle Street, Ramelton, known as ‘The House on the Brae’, which is now owned by the Ramelton Heritage Society.Ballyarr House was bought in 1981 by Andy O’Loghlin, a bank manager, and his wife Breda. They sold it to Roy and Noreen Greenslade in 1989 and the following year the couple oversaw a substantial restoration in order to return the interior to something like its original Georgian appearance. The drawing room and library were returned to their previous proportions, with the addition of new fireplaces. Ceiling cornices in the main bedroom were restored. The exterior front elevation was also stripped of its stucco to reveal the original stone-work. All in all, it is a gem of a property.The estate comprises:- Ballyarr House – 3 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, spacious hallways, conservatory & substantial cellar.Ballyarr Cottage – 2 reception rooms, 1 bedroom, kitchen, bathroom & utility roomBallyarr Lodge – part of the original 18th century structure once linked to the main house – 1 reception including kitchen & dining area, 2 bedrooms & 1 bathroomBallyarr House The accommodation is arranged as follows:Stone steps to half glazed double front doors with wood panelling to either side internally leading to;Entrance Hall; 7.92m x 3.00m cornice to ceiling, original pine floor, high quality murals of local scenery on 2 walls, door to;Drawing Room; 8.36m x 4.75m double aspect enjoying far reaching rural views, deep original sash cord windows & wooden shutters, cornice to ceiling, seagrass floor covering, ornate radiator cover, marble fireplace with marble hearth, tv pointStudy/Library; 8.33m x 4.45m enjoying panoramic & far reaching rural views to front, deep original sash cord windows & wooden shutters, cornice to ceiling, picture rail, comprehensive range of high quality custom made book shelves with cupboards under, ornate radiator covers, seagrass floor covering, slate period style fireplace with tiled hearthDining Room; 4.37m x 2.95m seagrass floor covering, original marble fireplace, ornate radiator cover, picture railRear Hallway; Door to rear lobby, further door to;Conservatory; 12.19m x 2.13m tiled floor, extensive fitted shelving, glazed door to outsideCloakroom/WC; (off rear hallway) white 2 piece suiteKitchen/Breakfast Room; 9.04m x 4.93m decorated & finished in country style with white fitted Welsh dressers, Belfast sink with brass mixer taps over, 2 further fitted dressers with drawers & cupboards below, pine floor, oil fired Aga range with 4 independent ovens, recessed halogen spotlights to ceiling, glazed double doors to steps leading to rear gardenStaircase to first floor;Mezzanine Landing; Fitted book shelves, aperture to mezzanine landing area, seagrass floor covering, door to walk in hotpress, door to ironing areaCloakroom/WC; Small loft accessMain Bathroom; 4.80m x 3.05m double aspect with original sash windows & shutters to one side, seagrass floor covering, white enamel 3 piece suite, roll top & claw feet bath with brass mixer taps, shower cradle & attachment, brass taps to wash basin, medicine/towel cupboard with glass doors & vanity mirror over2nd Bathroom; Original fireplace, Perras white enamel sink with brass taps (Johnston Brothers), fully tiled shower cubicle with Aqualisa power shower, wood panelling to ¾ wall heightFurther staircase to;Main 1st Floor Area; 4.88m x 3.05m enjoying far reaching & panoramic country views over house grounds & beyond, deep original sash window with wooden shutters, seagrass floor covering, ornate radiator cover, original cornice to ceilingBedroom 1; 4.78m x 3.66m double aspect with fine country views, original sash windows with wooden shutters, cornice to ceiling, original fireplace with hearth & brass fenderBedroom 2; 4.75m x 3.10m double aspect with magnificent views over house grounds & countryside beyond, original cornice to ceiling, original fireplace, door to built in cupboardBedroom 3; 4.75m x 4.70m views over gardens from 2 deep windows, original cornice to ceiling, range of high quality fitted double wardrobes with panelling & 2 glass doors, range of fitted drawers & book shelves, original ornate fireplace, loft accessBedroom 4; 4.78m x 4.57m views over garden to side, original fireplace, fitted double wardrobesCellar; The property benefits from a first class cellar equating to the same floor area as that of the house, accessed both internally & externally and divided into 5 sections/rooms. The cellar is currently only partially used for wine storage but as it is in first class condition with original floors & refurbished ceilings. It could of course be used for a number of purposes.Ballyarr Cottage (BER E2)The accommodation is arranged as follows:Half glazed front door leading to;Entrance Vestibule; Tiled floor, door to;Living Room; 5.79m x 3.96m double aspect enjoying views over the pond & grounds to one side, to the opposite side views over the enclosed walled garden, solid pine floor, Adams style fireplace, tv point, door to;Dining Room; 4.11m x 2.97m solid pine floor, telephone point, central heating programmer, loft access, half glazed door to outside, further door to;Kitchen; 3.05m x 2.74m enjoying panoramic views over the ornamental pond & grounds beyond, good range of cream painted wall & base units, work surfaces with tiled surrounding walls, Belfast sink with mixer taps, 4 ring electric hob with electric oven & extractor canopy over, Zanussi dishwasher, solid pine floorBedroom; 5.82m x 3.96m (max) double aspect enjoying views over the pond & grounds to one side, to the opposite side views over the enclosed walled garden, range of fitted double wardrobes with cupboards over, bay window with roller blindBathroom/WC; Half tiled walls, solid pine floor, white 2 piece suite, fully tiled shower cubicle with power shower & aluminium framed shower unit, door to hotpressUtility Room; Independent access from the side of property, quarry tiled floor, plumbing for washing machine, wiring for tumble dryer, central heating boilerOutside; The cottage enjoys the stunning feature of a walled & enclosed garden with a rich diversity of trees & shrubs as well as an ornamental pond feature to the centre. The pond is surrounded by a gravel area.Ballyarr Lodge (BER E2)The accommodation is arranged as follows:Four panelled front door leading to;Kitchen/Dining/Living Room; 8.23m x 5.72m triple aspect enjoying views over the ornamental pond & garden to the front, further dramatic garden views to side, 2 custom made Welsh dressers with shelving for plates, cups, etc. & enclosed cupboards below, work top, Belfast sink with mixer taps, plumbing for washing machine, 4 ring electric cooker with oven, velux skylight window, solid pine floor, 2 glazed doors to sideRear Hall Area; With loft access, door to hotpressBedroom 1; 4.88m 3.35m large windows overlooking the gardens to side, fitted double wardrobes with chest of drawers & vanity mirror, solid pine floor, velux skylight windowBedroom 2;4.57m x 2.82m deep window overlooking garden to side, velux skylight window, fitted double wardrobe, solid pine floorBathroom/WC; Half tiled walls, solid pine floor, white enamel 3 piece suite, roll top & claw feet bath with mixer taps, shower attachment & cradle, vanity mirror & shaver light over wash basin, fully tiled shower cubicle with aluminium framed shower doors & Triton T90si electric showerOutside; Gravel area surrounding property providing car parking spaceOverall GroundsThe property features in total c.14 acres and the grounds are undoubtedly a feature of this magnificent fully restored country house, surrounding the 3 properties and providing, with its rich diversity of mature trees, absolute privacy and tranquillity. The property is approached via a tree lined drive of some 300 yards and is therefore completely secluded from the road and thus offers absolute privacy. There are lawned areas of garden suitable for summer recreational pastimes and these areas are surrounded by mature trees. There is also a walled garden with a local stone wall of about 8ft in height that can be accessed by both timber double doors to one side and a single door to the opposite side. The 14 acre estate, bordered by woodland and the River Lennon, also includes a pond and assorted out buildings including a stable. A cultivated parkland garden also features a water meadow with a Fairy Fort and 3 acres planted with 5000 native deciduous trees under the aegis of the Forestry Commission.OutbuildingsA range of outbuildings exist providing storage space for garden equipment and turf or log storage.Overall floor area c.4000 sq ft (plus basement)Listed buildingFishing rights on the River LennonEach property interior designed to an exceptional standardPrincipal residence with mainly seagrass flooring throughoutOil fired central heating to all propertiesSolar energy providing cost free hot water for most of the year2 solid fuel wrought iron burnersMost original features retained including sash windows, internal timber shutters, fireplaces, floorboards & cornicingMagnificent secluded & established gardensFORMER DAILY MIRROR EDITOR’S DONEGAL MANSION ON MARKET FOR €1.4M was last modified: January 15th, 2016 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:Blair HousedonegalRameltonRoy Greensladelast_img read more

‘Football did come home this summer… England have made us believe again’

first_imgI might be devastated in the moment, but it’s also been 22 years since I was so proud to be an England fan.Thank you Gareth. We might have lost but football still came home this summer 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Will Gavin (@WillGav) July 11, 2018 Dear @England – you have been incredible throughout this tournament. Praying for you all – rest up for the playoff and know you’ve made the whole country proud! #ENGCRO #ThreeLions #WorldCup— Archbishop of Canterbury (@JustinWelby) July 11, 2018 Well done .. Proud of every single person involved tonight for England .. Wasn’t to be … 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) July 11, 2018 Pride, restored. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿We’re all proud of you England 👏#ENGCRO | #TSWorldCup— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 11, 2018 Thing is, I will still remember #WorldCup 2018 as the time “it” was coming home. Perhaps “it” was never football, but “it” was always national pride?The whole nation stood as one.It was a reminder of the good that unites us, not the bad that divide us.#CROENG— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) July 11, 2018 1 I can’t help but applaud Gareth Southgate, he has done everything right since being appointed and more importantly has been gracious in defeat. Being knocked out of a World Cup semi ain’t easy but he’s shown nothing but class, what a bloke, better days to come 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— luke (@LukeBarner) July 11, 2018 Made me believe again and I got to share it with my boys who loved every second of it. Thanks @England we gave everything and went out on our shields. Stand tall and proud. ⚽️⚽️⚽️⚽️— Curtis Woodhouse (@curtiswoodhous8) July 11, 2018 Gutted. Massive well done to all the lads who have done us all proud, keep your heads held high. This is a great young team with a big big future 👏👏👏— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) July 11, 2018 We didn’t win but I had a damn good time watching the games this year. Can’t remember being more excited about the World Cup than 2018. Could feel the energy from thousands of miles away. Well done @GarethSouthgate and team for getting so far. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🦁🦁🦁👏— Gavin Free (@GavinFree) July 11, 2018 But Croatia, with the masterful Luka Modric, came fighting back and will line up in Sunday’s final after Ivan Perisic levelled and Mario Mandzukic struck in extra-time to secure a 2-1 win.England fans are devastated, but there’s been little criticism of Gareth Southgate and the players. They did the country proud.Here’s some of the positive reaction on Twitter… We love you @GarethSouthgate & #england team. You made us all believe again. Be proud. 🙏🏼❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿— Zoe Ball (@ZoeTheBall) July 11, 2018 So that’s it. The dream is over. Football is not coming home.England’s first World Cup semi-final since 1990 ended just as it did 28 years ago, in glorious failure.It was all going so well, with Kieran Trippier’s stunning free-kick giving the Three Lions the lead inside five minutes. Fuck it. Football has come home. Look how united we’ve all been. We had faith, we stood together, supporting our boys. This is the England I love. #EnglandvCroatia #ENGCRO— kate (@katie__janee) July 11, 2018 Thank you #England. You gave us one hell of a World Cup. London’s proud of you tonight. #ThreeLions— Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) July 11, 2018 Despite losing, football did come home this World Cup. A renewed passion for our national team which has been missing for years has been restored.England to a man should be very proud of what they’ve achieved.— Fraudy ⚽️ 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (@FraudUnited) July 11, 2018 To everyone who supported us.To everyone who believed this time was different.To everyone who wasn’t afraid to dream.To everyone who knows this is only the beginning.Thank you. We hope we made you proud. #threelions— England (@England) July 11, 2018You can listen to France vs Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, live on talkSPORT.last_img read more

Surge in employment for Irish language speakers

first_imgThe Public Appointments Service (PAS) has now announced a competition for Irish language speaking Clerical Officers in the Civil Service for 2018.This competition is open to fluent Irish speakers and to people who are capable of doing their work through the Irish language. The competition is open until 3pm Thursday, 16 August 2018.Joe McHugh, T.D., Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands welcomes this competition and has urged applicants from all over the country to apply for the competition, particularly those who would be interested in working through Irish. Minister of State McHugh said it is evident that there is demand for the provision of Irish language State services to the same standard as the services provided in English.He added “Therefore, this competition aligns with the overall objectives of the Official Languages (Amendment) Bill 2018, which is currently being drafted, that 20% of the new recruits to the Public Service will be Irish speakers, that every public office based in the Gaeltacht will operate in Irish and that the public organisations will be able to meet the demand for services in Irish from the public.”“My Department is working with the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform and with the Public Appointments Service to promote this competition that is aimed exclusively at Irish language speakers. We hope that other competitions, at various grades, will be organised for Irish language speakers in future.“This competition follows the EPSO competition for Irish language translators in the institutions of the European Union in Brussels and Luxembourg which was launched by me last week, and it is another example of the number of employment opportunities that are available to the Irish language community. “More than 30 language planning officers will be recruited in the coming years also as part of the language planning process which is currently underway. This surge in Irish language employment will boost the status of the language, especially among younger people, as they become aware of the opportunities that are and will be available to them to use their language in their workplace.”Tá comórtas d’Oifigigh Cléireachais le Gaeilge sa Státseirbhís fógartha ag an tSeirbhís um Cheapacháin Phoiblí (SCP) anois do 2018.Is comórtas é seo atá oscailte do dhaoine le Gaeilge líofa agus dóibh siúd a bheadh in ann a gcuid oibre a dhéanamh trí Ghaeilge. Tá an comórtas seo oscailte go dtí 3pm Déardaoin 16 Lúnasa 2018.Cuireann Joe McHugh T.D., an tAire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin fáilte roimh an gcomórtas seo agus tá molta aige d’iarratasóirí ó cheann ceann na tíre cur isteach ar an gcomórtas go mór mhór iad siúd a bheadh suim acu oibriú trí mheán na Gaeilge.Dúirt an tAire Stáit McHugh:“Tá sé soiléir go bhfuil éileamh ar sheirbhísí Stáit i nGaeilge a bheith ar fáil ar chomhchéim leis na seirbhísí a chuirtear ar fáil i mBéarla. Mar sin, tagann sé seo le hollspriocanna Bhille na dTeangacha Oifigiúla (Leasú) atá á dhréachtú faoi láthair, sé sin go mbeidh 20% de na daoine nua a earcaítear don tseirbhís phoiblí ina gcainteoirí Gaeilge, go mbeidh gach oifig phoiblí atá lonnaithe sa Ghaeltacht ag feidhmiú trí Ghaeilge agus go mbeidh na heagraíochtaí poiblí in ann freastal ar an éileamh ón bpobal ar sheirbhísí trí Ghaeilge.” “Tá mo Roinn ag obair leis an Roinn Caiteachais Phoiblí agus Athchóirithe agus leis an tSeirbhís um Cheapacháin Phoiblí, chun an comórtas seo, atá dírithe go heisiach ar chainteoirí Gaeilge, a bhrú chun cinn. Tá súil againn go mbeidh comórtais eile, ag gráid éagsúla, á reáchtáil do chainteoirí Gaeilge amach anseo.”“Tagann an comórtas seo sna sála ar an gcomórtas EPSO d’aistritheoirí Gaeilge in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh sa Bhruiséil agus i Lucsamburg a sheol mé an tseachtain seo caite, agus is léiriú eile é ar an líon deiseanna fostaíochta atá ann do phobal na Gaeilge. Leis an bpróiseas pleanála teanga faoi lán seoil, beidh os cionn 30 oifigeach pleanála teanga le hearcú sna blianta amach romhainn chomh maith. Cuirfidh an borradh seo i gcúrsaí fostaíochta trí Ghaeilge le stádas na teanga, go háirithe i measc an aosa óig, nuair a fheiceann siad go bhfuil agus go mbeidh deiseanna dóibh a dteanga a úsáid ina saol oibre.”CríochFiosrúcháin ó na meáin:An Oifig Preasa agus FaisnéiseTeil: 087 6737338 / (01) 631 3807 / 3838 /3909/ 3848 (díreach)Ríomhphost:íomh gréasáin: @DeptAHG Nótaí d’eagarthóiríOifigeach Cléireachais sa StátseirbhísCuirfear fáilte roimh iarratais i leith na bpost seo a bheidh lonnaithe in Éirinn ó dhaoine a bhfuil Gaeilge líofa acu agus a bhfuil an cumas acu a ndualgais a chomhlíonadh trí Ghaeilge.Tá tuilleadh eolais ar fáil ag:órtas d’aistritheoirí Gaeilge in Institiúidí an Aontais EorpaighIs féidir iarratas ar na poist seo san Aontas Eorpach a dhéanamh ach dul chuigá an comórtas oscailte do chéimithe ollscoile, iad siúd a gheobhaidh a gcéimeanna an samhradh seo san áireamh. Ní foláir d’iarratasóirí cumas sármhaith a bheith acu sa Ghaeilge agus eolas maith a bheith acu ar dhá theanga oifigiúla eile de chuid an Aontais ar a laghad agus an Béarla, an Fhraincis nó an Ghearmáinis mar cheann amháin acu.Surge in employment for Irish language speakers was last modified: July 24th, 2018 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:donegalirish languagejobslast_img read more