Djokovic turns to ‘survival mode’ to win at steamy US Open

first_imgNovak Djokovic, of Serbia, puts an ice towel to his face during a changeover in his match against Marton Fucsovics, of Hungary, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — His cheeks red, hair matted with sweat, Novak Djokovic appeared to be in such distress as he trudged to a changeover on a steamy U.S. Open afternoon that someone suggested it would be a good idea to have a trash can at the ready, just in case he lost his lunch.Djokovic sat down and removed his shirt. He guzzled water from a plastic bottle. He placed one cold towel around his neck, a second across his lap and a third between his bare upper back and the seat.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The whole thing raised several questions: Should the genders have the same rules moving forward? Should the U.S. Open avoid having matches during the hottest part of the day, not just for the players’ sake but also to help spectators? Should the men play best-of-three-set matches at majors, instead of best-of-five? Should the 25-second serve clock, making its Grand Slam debut here, be shut off to let players have more time to recover between points?“At the end of the day, the ATP or a lot of the supervisors, they’re kind of sitting in their offices, where (there’s) an A.C. system on, where it’s cool. And we have to be out there. They tell us it’s fine; they’re not the ones playing,” said No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev, who won in straight sets in the early evening, when it was far less harsh. “For sure, the rule should be more strict. There should be a certain temperature, certain conditions where we shouldn’t be playing.”How bad was it out there at its worst Tuesday?“Bloody hot,” said two-time major semifinalist Johanna Konta, who lost 6-2, 6-2 to No. 6 Caroline Garcia.“Brutal,” said 2014 U.S. Open champion Marin Cilic, who advanced when his opponent retired in the third set.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Travaglia also thought it wasn’t fair that the USTA’s decision to offer the 10-minute breaks came too late for him.“We all should play with the same rules in this sport. Unfortunately, they don’t ask (players) anything, and they decide,” he said. “If they’re going to have a break, they need to say so in the morning, before matches begin — not after I almost was going to pass out because my blood pressure was so low.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Consolationcenter_img “Really not easy,” said three-time Grand Slam title winner Angelique Kerber, who defeated Margarita Gasparyan 7-6 (5), 6-3.“Terrible. It’s awful out there,” said Tennys Sandgren, an American who won in straight sets and will face Djokovic in the second round. “I don’t know how guys are hanging in there. I was thinking in the third set, like, ‘It’s getting really bad. I just don’t know how long I have to play out there.’ And I think everybody kind of feels similarly.”Djokovic certainly did.“Everything is boiling — in your body, the brain, everything,” said Djokovic, who’s won two of his 13 Grand Slam titles in New York but sat out last year’s U.S. Open because of an injured right elbow.He is a popular pick to hoist the trophy again, coming off a Wimbledon title in July and a victory over Roger Federer in the final of the hard-court Cincinnati Masters in August. Federer was among those lucky enough to play a night match Tuesday, facing Yoshihito Nishioka of Japan.Djokovic was appreciative of the chance for a chance to recover a bit after the third set. He even took about a minute for a quick ice bath — as did Fucsovics, nearby.“Naked in the ice baths, next to each other,” Djokovic said. “It was quite a magnificent feeling, I must say.”Because action began at 11 a.m., and the USTA implemented the heat rule for men at about 1 p.m., those playing in the earliest matches weren’t able to get that sort of relief.That included Italy’s Stefano Travaglia, who quit in the fourth set of his match after feeling dizzy and cramps. Afterward, he said, he could barely walk.“My head was spinning. … I didn’t have any energy. I saw four balls when I swung. It was a terrible feeling. I couldn’t stay on court,” he said. “There was no sense in continuing. Things probably would have gotten worse. I probably would have hurt myself.” He was not even 1½ hours into his first match at Flushing Meadows in two years, and while Djokovic eventually would get past Marton Fucsovics 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, 6-0 Tuesday, it was a bit of an ordeal.“Survival mode,” Djokovic called it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’With the temperature topping 95 degrees (33 Celsius) and the humidity approaching 50 percent — and that combination making it feel more like 105 (40 C) — nearly everything became a struggle for every player across the grounds on Day 2 of the U.S. Open, so much so that no fewer than six quit their matches, with at least four citing cramps or heat exhaustion.About 2 hours into the day’s schedule, the U.S. Tennis Association decided to do something it never had at this tournament: offer men the chance to take a 10-minute break before the fourth set if a match went that far. That is similar to the existing rule for women, which allows for 10 minutes of rest before a third set when there is excessive heat. Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displacedlast_img read more

Commission to collect evidence in Suriname – Harmon

first_imgPiracy attack CoIThe recently launched Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the piracy attack on Guyanese fishermen last year will be required to travel to Suriname for to collect evidence and other pertinent information for their final report.Survivor Dhramdeo PersaudThe Director General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, explained during a post-Cabinet briefing on Thursday that the CoI will be completed in two months. Relatives of the deceased men will be needed to share pertinent information.“The CoI has been given two months for completing its work. I cannot give the cost but I can say to you that it will require extensive interviews by family members of the deceased. It will require the commission to travel to Suriname where the incident occurred and to take evidence where it is necessary,” Harmon posited.On Tuesday, Dr Rishi Thakur was sworn in to lead the commission into the attack which occurred between April 27 and 28 2018.Director-General Joseph HarmonFour fishing boats with a total crew of 20 were attacked during the two-day period. Five of the fishermen survived after being chopped and thrown into the ocean. The bodies of three of the missing men have since been recovered. Eleven are still missing and are believed to have also died.Since the attack, Nakool Manohar called “Fyah”, the alleged mastermind of Number 43 Village, Corentyne and his co-accused Premchand Persaud, aka ‘Sinbad’ were charged for the heinous crime.Dr Thakur, who has the power to summon witnesses, will investigate and present the findings with respect to the piracy attack. More so, he will be tasked to determine the identities of those killed, the motive for the attack, and possible prosecution of those culpable.While these persons were arrested, Harmon stated that the CoI will provide information to determine if responders fulfilled their responsibilities when the matter was reported. It can also determine how future matters of that nature are addressed.“A Commission of Inquiry will speak towards the responses of elements of the State to situations of this nature and what are the Standard Operating Procedures that are implied when a report is made and how do the agencies respond. It would also determine whether the responses have been adequate and will advise Government on the way which such matters should be dealt with in the future. If in fact there is a breakdown in the system, if there is something that should have been done that was not done, these are matters which the Commission of Inquiry will tell you”.One of the survivors, Dhramdeo Persaud, called “Achie Boy”, told Guyana Times one year after the incident that he still has nightmares. Survivors of the attack had reported being burned with hot oil, attacked with cutlasses, and forced to jump overboard with anchors tied to their bodies at Wia Wia Bank just off the French Guiana Coast in the Atlantic Ocean.Persaud received several chops to his right hand, both legs and his head before being told to jump into the cold water. He swam until he was rescued.Meanwhile, Persaud cannot work since the attack during which he was chopped several times. He has also not received any of the $100,000 which Government had promised to supervisors and relatives on the missing fishermen.Since the attack, four bodies have been discovered. The bodies of Mohabir and Mahesh Sarajoo, also called “Cobra”, are the only two that have been positively identified after the deadly piracy attack.One other body which was found in Surinamese waters is still to be identified via DNA testing while the body of Gowkarran Outal, also called “Gavin”, was found on the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne on May 10 and was positively identified by a tattoo on his chest.last_img read more

Peace River forced to ‘navigate’ out of home arena

first_imgThe Navigators are currently working with the town of Grimshaw regarding ice times for their final two home games of the season.Barry Himer, President of the PRMHA, talked about how he and his staff dealt with the problem.”I’m very proud of my executive team; we were able to meet last night and come up with a plan to continue being able to operate hockey. Other than a few disruptions of practices, we should be able to play all of our scheduled games.”Himmer also talked about the support the hockey association has received from neighbouring communities.Advertisement According to City officials, the town quickly commissioned a health certified and qualified firm to begin immediate testing of leaked insulation which is common in many cinder block buildings from that construction era.Samples have been obtained by the company testing the building, and upon inspection of four samples, test results showed one of the four samples contained a trace of less than 1 per cent asbestos.Upon discovery, the town immediately shut down the arena to ensure public safety and allow for more necessary testing.- Advertisement -With regards to the Navigators, the Junior B hockey team, along with members of the Peace River Minor Hockey Association, was asked to remove all their belongings from the premises until further notice.Darcy Haugan, the Navigators head coach, talked about receiving the odd news.”It was funny because in the morning we got an e-mail from the town regarding the playoff ice allocation meeting that would be coming up, then about six hours later we were told to get our stuff out.”Advertisement “I really want to give a big thank you to the surrounding communities. I’ve been getting calls from Slave Lake, Valleyview, High Prairie, Falher, Donnelly, Wembley, Spirit River and Grande Prairie, so the support has just been phenomenal.”Further air sampling took place Thursday morning, which was followed by required professional removal and full clean up, then final testing.Closure of the Baytex Energy Centre will continue and be reviewed Friday upon further testing.last_img read more

FCC panel to tackle TV, child obesity

first_imgWASHINGTON – Health experts long have known there is a worrisome link between television and the food American kids consume. But now the federal government is taking aim at the media’s role in childhood obesity. A 30-member task force led by the Federal Communications Commission is tentatively poised to hold its first official meeting next month. And advocates say the panel represents the best chance yet to promote active lifestyles and healthier eating habits. Still, medical experts say those changes won’t happen without significant shifts in the way food manufacturers and the television industry market their products. With the Bush administration adamantly opposed to any new regulations – calling instead for voluntary measures – some already are questioning how far the task force will go. “We’ve got to get the marketing effort of America’s corporations to promote healthy foods,” said Dale Kunkel, a professor of communications at the University of Arizona who has studied the media’s role in contributing to the obesity epidemic. “The task force has to focus on the role of food marketing to television, which is the medium children spend more time with than any medium.” According to the Institute of Medicine, the food and beverage industry spends about $15 billion annually on food marketing to children. Meanwhile, of the estimated 40,000 commercials the average child sees each year, half advertise food. Of those, the vast majority promote high-calorie food and drinks like candy, soda and sweetened breakfast cereals. The American Obesity Association estimates that 15.3 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 11 are obese, and the percentage is slightly higher for adolescents. Neither food marketers involved in the task force – including Kraft, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s – nor television industry representatives from Disney or Viacom returned calls about their role in fighting obesity. Health advocates say they hope the corporate world is prepared to do more than offer public service announcements. “If you send one good message, but at the same time it’s contradicted by everything else you’re doing, that is not going to lead to success,” said Robert Kesten, executive director of the Center for Screen Time Awareness and a member of the task force. Americans watch an average of four and a half hours of television each day, and Kesten’s organization encourages limiting that – a tactic advertisers likely won’t be eager to endorse. Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council, a conservative watchdog group that also is represented on the task force, said he’s intent on helping the industry avoid regulation. But, he added, the threat of government interference can still be a powerful weapon. Winter noted that much of the current voluntary guidelines the tobacco industry follows in limiting marketing to children were implemented by the feds “with a bayonet tip pointed at their keister.” lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want 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

MTBE phaseout puts pressure on ethanol industry

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – After a spurt of good fortune, the fledgling U.S. ethanol industry is anticipating some growing pains that could bring it unwanted attention this summer. Ethanol’s public profile rose significantly for the better last July when Congress passed an energy bill that mandates the doubling of biofuels output by 2012. In January, President George W. Bush gave the industry a further boost with a strong endorsement in his State of the Union speech. And with the imminent phaseout of a petrochemical added to gasoline to reduce tailpipe emissions, more U.S. motorists will depend on the corn-derived fuel than ever before. But there’s trouble looming: The ethanol industry might not be ready to satisfy the expected summertime jump in demand. And by crimping the overall supply of motor fuel, this could contribute to a spike in gasoline pump prices at the start of the country’s peak driving season. That, at least, is the view of the Energy Department, which issued a report last month detailing the challenges Midwestern ethanol producers will have in getting their fuel to key markets along the East Coast because of railroad, trucking and other distribution bottlenecks. The report also highlighted concerns about the limited output capacity of an industry still in its infancy. The Renewable Fuels Association, a trade group representing ethanol producers such as Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Pacific Ethanol Inc., says the industry’s challenges and their influence on gasoline prices are being overblown. The association sent an angry letter to the Energy Department last week, questioning the overall thoroughness of its research and accusing it of creating “unnecessary fears in the marketplace.” Still, ethanol-related worries hang over the U.S. market, contributing to a 42-cent-per-gallon increase in unleaded gasoline futures since mid-February. There are other factors behind the recent wholesale gasoline price spike, including soaring oil prices, strong demand and persistent strains on the U.S. refining system. The average retail price of gasoline in the United States is $2.51 a gallon – the highest level since October – and some analysts say $3 is a possibility by summer. Wholesale prices for ethanol, meanwhile, have surged to roughly $2.75 a gallon, or about 50 cents per gallon higher than usual, according to the Oil Price Information Service. Because ethanol makes up one-tenth of every gallon of unleaded gasoline with which it is blended, this windfall for ethanol producers ends up costing motorists an extra 5 cents per gallon at the pump. High prices will spur more ethanol production – there are 33 new plants under construction – but some minor near-term complications can be expected due to the rapid increase in demand, said Bob Dinneen, president of the Renewable Fuels Association and the author of the letter sent to the Energy Department. Dinneen said the industry is taking steps to mitigate the problems, such as filling ethanol storage tanks on the East Coast before summer arrives and contracting barges that can ship ethanol down the Mississippi River and then up the Atlantic seaboard. Energy analysts said it is unclear whether ethanol producers can manufacture and distribute enough supply once U.S. refiners phase out the use of a petrochemical called methyl tertiary butyl ether, or MTBE, which enables gasoline to burn more completely, and thus more cleanly, but carries some public health risks. The refining industry says it warned Congress for years about the difficulty ethanol producers would have in offsetting the loss of MTBE, which accounts for about 10 percent of the volume of every gallon of gasoline with which it is blended. “When it comes to ethanol, Congress is guilty of more irrational exuberance than on any other issue,” said Bob Slaughter, president of the National Petrochemical and Refiners Association. California, New York and Connecticut have banned MTBE in recent years, but consumers from Virginia to New Hampshire, as well as in Texas, still depend on it. MTBE, a natural gas derivative, has been the oxygenate of choice since the mandate was established roughly 10 years ago as a byproduct of the Clean Air Act. But MTBE also has been found to contaminate drinking water supplies and it might cause cancer, exposing the petroleum industry to lawsuits filed by water districts and municipalities on behalf of their citizens. After Congress refused to grant the industry protection from such lawsuits, refiners made clear their intention to stop using MTBE. Valero Energy Corp., Exxon Mobil Corp. and Shell Oil Co., the U.S. subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, all plan to cease using MTBE in gasoline by May 5, representatives of the companies said. Valero, the country’s largest independent refiner, estimates that the country’s total gasoline supply will shrink by 145,000 barrels per day, or about 1.5 percent, once MTBE is removed – a transition expected to be complete by May 5. That is when an obscure provision of the energy bill goes into effect, eliminating the need for a so-called oxygenate in gasoline. Now it is up to ethanol producers to bridge the gap. While U.S. ethanol producers have the capacity to produce roughly 4.3 billion gallons per day in 2006, the near-term crunch means more imports will be needed from Brazil, Dinneen said. The United States imported more than 150 million gallons of ethanol in 2005. Dinneen said part of the problem for the U.S. ethanol industry right now is that it was caught off guard by the oil industry’s faster-than-expected phaseout of MTBE. “Refiners made the decision to accelerate the removal of MTBE, not ethanol producers,” Dinneen said. Perhaps the biggest issue is distribution. Gasoline with or without MTBE can be shipped in large quantities through an extensive network of pipelines. But ethanol, which tends to corrode pipelines, must be transported on trucks, trains and barges in relatively small batches to storage terminals where it is then blended with gasoline. last_img read more

COMMUNITY NOTICE: TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION THIS WEDNESDAY AT MCINTYRE’S BAR

first_imgDunkineely Community News: Traditional music session on Wednesday at McIntyre’s Bar, Dunkineely at 10pm. All musicians and singers welcome.Dunkineely Community Ltd is still taking names for planned courses: 1) DCL Basic First Aid – a full one day course – Saturday 16th May from 9.30am to 4.30pm at the DCL offices in the centre of Dunkineely. Cost €40 for the day – although we are still hoping some financial help may be available. Please reserve your place by dropping €10 deposit into the office by May 6th. Call/message to put your name in the list. 12 spaces available..2) Safetech would also run a 3 day FETAC level 5 First Aid course for DCL – a three day course over three weeks. At present without funding this will cost €120 for the three days. If you would be interested, please let us know.3) A six week course in either Upcycling or a Follow On Interior Design course with Sile Kelly. (The most popular of these two would run).If you are interested in any of these, please contact the DCL office on 087 3421922 or 074 9737678 as soon as possible. Courses will run subject to application for ETB part funding on the Community Education Support Programme. Cllr. Niamh Kennedy will be available for members of the community in DCL office, Dunkineely on Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7:30pm. Mobile: 087 2062336 Email: niamhkennedy@donegalcoco.ieA DEFIBRILLATOR – Is in Killaghtee School, it’s on the wall closest to the road. The following people are trained and key holders:Andrew Walker – 087 2276366Carol Duddy – 074 9737046Norman Henry – 087 9474350 Phyllis Young – 087 1300499Clive Vance – 086 8276575Georgina Armstrong – 087 3921384.There is also a key in the following places: Dunkineely Health Centre, Dunkineely Community Limited Office and Killaghtee School. Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) – Has a library of over 500 books from Children’s Literature, Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), Horror, Comedy, Booker-Prize etc. Rent a book from just 20c.Come into the office weekday mornings from 9:30am – 12:30pm and use the Internet (20c per half hour) or print or photocopy documents (20c per page).COMMUNITY NOTICE: TRADITIONAL MUSIC SESSION THIS WEDNESDAY AT MCINTYRE’S BAR was last modified: April 20th, 2015 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:Community NoticeDunkineelyFeaturesLocalNoticeslast_img read more

JUDGE ORDERS MAN TO BRING BUS TIME-TABLE TO COURT – IN CASE HE FORGETS THE WAY!

first_imgA Letterkenny man has been ordered to bring a bus time-table to court to prove he knows how to find his way to his next court case.Shane Valentine appearing at Letterkenny District Court. Pic by Northwest Newspix.Shane Valentine was arrested by Gardai after failing to make court appointments in both Drogheda and Swords. Valentine, 21, had been the subject of 17 different bench warrants.He appeared before Judge Conal Gibbons at Letterkenny District Court after being arrested by local Gardai.Judge Gibbons asked the accused why he had not turned up for his court appearances and he replied that he did not know “there was a bus to Drogheda.”Valentine, of 17A Sylvan Park, Letterkenny, is also charged with a public order offence at Letterkenny General Hospital.He also told the Judge he had not made himself known to gardaí in Letterkenny because he only “goes to town two days a week” and chooses a route that does not pass the garda station.Gardai had objected to bail on a number of grounds.But Judge Gibbons granted bail on strict conditions and said Valentine’s excuses for not appearing in court were “ludicrous”.Valentine explained that he was now living with his pregnant girlfriend and feared being put in jail if he turned up in court.“I was afraid to go back to court in case I get locked up and lose everything I have with that girl,” he said.Adjourning the case to August 13th he ordered him to “bring me in a bus timetable and show how you have worked out how to get to Drogheda and how to get to Swords. I want you to talk some sense to me instead of that ludicrous story.”JUDGE ORDERS MAN TO BRING BUS TIME-TABLE TO COURT – IN CASE HE FORGETS THE WAY! was last modified: August 10th, 2015 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:bus time-tabledonegalJudge Conal GibbonsletterkennyShane Valentinelast_img read more

DONEGAL MFC: GAOTH DOBHAIR EDGE OUT ST EUNAN’S IN A THRILLER – PIC SPECIAL

first_imgDONEGAL MFC NORTHERN FINAL: A late, late goal from Daire O’Baoill ensured Gaoth Dobhair were crowned Northern Divisional Champions after a pulsating game with St Eunan’s at Mac Cumhaill Park.It was a cracking encounter between two very evenly matched sides. Both teams had a number of players who were integral members of Declan Bonner’s Donegal minor side.Rory Carr and Michael Carroll were both prominent figures for their respective sides.However, with St Eunan’s leading by the minimum as the game ticked deep into injury-time – it was O’Baoill who stepped up to fire a goal past the St Eunan’s goalkeeper Matthew Gallagher.Pictures by North-West Newspix. DONEGAL MFC: GAOTH DOBHAIR EDGE OUT ST EUNAN’S IN A THRILLER – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: August 18th, 2015 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:Sportlast_img read more

COUNCILLOR DEMANDS CCTV FOOTAGE TO FIND WHO LEFT DEVICE IN BUNCRANA

first_imgGardai keep the public away from the incident at Tullyarvan Mill.A Buncrana town councillor has demanded that all CCTV footage in the vicinity of Tullyarvan Mill be examined in the wake of an ongoing security alert.Cllr Ciaran MacLochlainn said he hopes that the suspicious found earlier today turns out to be a hoax. However the Sinn Fein politician said the incident does nothing to help the image of Buncrana and Donegal in general.“I sincerely hope this is a hoax. As bad as that is, at least it would not have hurt anyone if it had gone off.“However until the army arrives we just don’t know yet.“This entire incident has done nothing to help the image of Buncrana and Donegal. “If it is a hoax it is an elaborate one as someone has gone out of their way to make it look like a pipebomb has been left in the area,” he said.And Cllr MacLochlainn added “I am appealing to anyone who has CCTV in the area around Tullyarvan Mill to make it available to Gardai so we can find whoever left this device here.” COUNCILLOR DEMANDS CCTV FOOTAGE TO FIND WHO LEFT DEVICE IN BUNCRANA was last modified: August 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CCTVCLR CIARAN MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

TOWN DIVIDED BY PITCH BATTLE IN HIGH COURT

first_imgA Judge will decide next week if a Ballybofey football team is to find a new home to make way for an ALDI supermarket.The battle over the football ground has been heard in the High CourtBallybofey Utd have played at Finn View Park, Chestnut Road since 1971. But the real owners of the grounds, Butt Hall Trust, want to sell the land to the supermarket giant, which intends to construct a new store on the site.Planning permission for the new development has been granted by Donegal County Council.The trust claims it asked the club to vacate the site in April but says it has failed to do so and claims the club is now trespassing.In the High Court, the trust, whose mission is to provide entertainment and education to the people of the town, is seeking an injunction forcing the club to vacate the lands.Mr Justice Paul Gilligan is expected to give his decision next week.TOWN DIVIDED BY PITCH BATTLE IN HIGH COURT was last modified: November 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:ALDIBallybofey UnitedButt Hall TrustHIGH COURTlast_img read more