first_imgDenise with her mum Ethel after being chosen as there Perth Rose last night.A Donegal woman has just been selected as the Perth entry for the upcoming Rose of Tralee contest.Denise Quigley was a hugely popular winner of the contest which was held last night Down Under!Denise is pictured with her mum Ethel Quigley who is from Frosses. The bus from Frosses is already fuelled and ready to go to Tralee for the finals!Good luck Denise.DONEGAL WOMAN CHOSEN AS THE PERTH ENTRY FOR ROSE OF TRALEE was last modified: April 24th, 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:Denise QuigleyPerthRose of Traleelast_img read more


first_imgDoctors in Shanghai, China, on Tuesday were considering surgery options for a 2-month-old boy born with an unusually well-formed third arm. Neither of the boy’s two left arms is fully functional and tests have so far been unable to determine which was more developed, said Dr. Chen Bochang, head of the orthopedics department at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center. “His case is quite peculiar. We have no record of any child with such a complete third arm,” Chen said in a telephone interview. The boy, identified only as Jie-jie, also was born with just one kidney and may have problems that could lead to curvature of the spine, local media reports said. Jie-jie cried when either of his left arms was touched, but responded normally to other stimuli, the reports said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Chen said doctors hoped to work out a plan for surgery, but the boy’s small size made it impossible to perform certain tests. – Associated Press 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


first_imgMinister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh has tonight announced that two Milford schools – Loreto Community School and Mulroy College – have been approved for large scale projects to build new classrooms.The announcement will need a total of 17 new classrooms between the two schools.Minister McHugh said “It is an honour, as a Government Minister, to be able to share news like this with the schools and to the local community around Milford, Fanad, north Donegal, the Letterkenny area and everywhere families are sending children to these schools.” Loreto and Mulroy have been approved for the large scale projects by the Building Unit in the Department of Education and Skills under its additional accommodation programme.Minister McHugh said: “I was in Loreto and Mulroy on the morning the Leaving Certificate results came out. Obviously, the entire focus was on the teenagers, their hopes and plans for the future.“And now just a week or so later we are able to bring news of multi-million euro Government investment in our schools which I have no doubt will give everyone associated with the schools a massive boost and another goal to aim for.“I have spoken to both principals – Margaret O’Connor in Loreto and Fiona Temple in Mulroy. I am sure they cannot wait to share the news and get down to work to see these projects come a reality.” The decisions on the additional accommodation projects are based on a number of factors including the increasing and projected enrolments in the schools,Minister McHugh said: “Loreto Community School has been approved for 11 new classrooms which will includes the replacement of five prefabs with permanent rooms, one technical graphics classroom, two science labs and prep area, one art room and two special education teaching rooms. New toilets and a locker area will also form part of the plan.“Mulroy College has been approved for one mainstream classroom, two special education needs rooms and three special education teaching rooms, as well as toilets. The Department is also awaiting a revised roof replacement design which will be considered at a later date.“It is a fantastic boost to see investment in schools to support increasing enrolments with projections for around 800 students to be in Loreto in the coming years and around 530 students enrolling in Mulroy this year.”Minister McHugh added: “There are a number of other school projects in the pipeline in the county and I hope to be in a position to signal progress on those in the coming weeks and months.” Minister announces large scale projects for two Milford schools was last modified: August 24th, 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)Tags:donegalLoretoMilfordMulroyschoolslast_img read more


first_imgThe destruction and permanent hurt of historic paedophile scandals in Donegal will be revisited in a harrowing documentary airing on TG4 tonight.Finné, on TG4 at 9.30pm, will delve into one of Ireland’s worst cases of child sexual abuse which took place in the Diocese of Raphoe over three decades.The programme will tell retired Garda Martin Ridge’s story and his investigation into the abuse crimes of the late Fr Eugene Greene and schoolteacher Denis McGinley. The cover-ups, the heart-breakingly violent rapes of young boys, and how the crimes came to light will all be discussed in the 60 minute documentary.Finné includes interviews with Martin Ridge, abuse victim Martin Gallagher, and Donegal journalists John McAteer and Michelle Nic Phaidin to explore the twisted abuses and the silence of the Catholic Church.Fr. Greene was sentenced to 12 years in prison in May 2000 and was released after serving 9 years.There were 26 victims, most of them altar boys, who served Mass with Fr Eugene Greene in County Donegal between 1965 and 1982. He died in March 2019. Teacher Denis McGinley of Magheraroarty, Gortahork was sentenced to 2 and a half years for sexually abusing pupils. 115 accusations were made about McGinley. He pleaded guilty to 15. McGinley was released after a year and a half in prison.The Tirconnail Tribune spoke with abuse victim Martin Gallagher last week as he made an impassioned call for a convicted abuser to leave the parish and allow the victims to grieve in peace. Read the full article here: Victims of ‘evil’ priest demand second abuser leave Donegal parishHorrors of paedophile priest uncovered in TG4 doc was last modified: October 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:EUGENE GREENEFinnéTG4last_img read more


first_imgAlex Pritchard’s free-kick put Brentford within sight of the Championship play-offs.The Tottenham loanee’s 26th-minute shot from just outside the box took a deflection off the wall and spun past the dive of Wigan keeper Lee Nicholls.With Derby losing at home to Reading at the break, Brentford sit in the top six with 45 minutes of the season remaining.A timid Brentford initially looked overawed by what they might be able to achieve and Pritchard’s goal came from their first serious effort on target.Wigan, already relegated, looked relaxed in contrast and Marc-Antoine Fortune blasted an early shot at Bees keeper David Button.At the other end, Pritchard saw a tame effort comfortably gathered by Nicholls, while Button likewise easily fielded Gaetan Bong’s low shot.Either side of his goal, the excellent Pritchard was also denied by sliding blocks from Wigan defender Jason Pearce, while just before the break Andre Gray narrowly failed to apply a touch at the far post to Pritchard’s teasing delivery.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more


first_imgEls, who had begun the last day six shots off the pace, played the last nine holes in 32 shots, with four birdies and no drops. The win came as a big surprise, although he had previously done well when The Open Championship had been hosted at Royal Lytham and Saint Annes, finishing tied for second in 1996 and tied for third in 2001. However, his last victory had been in December 2010 in the South African Open. “For some reason I’ve got some belief this week, I feel something special can happen,” Ernie Els said after his third round in The Open Championship at Royal Lytham and Saint Annes. A day later, his words turned prophetic as he captured his fourth major title and his first in a decade. ThanksEls also took the opportunity to thank former President Nelson Mandela for what he has done for South Africa, Johan Rupert for his support of golf in South Africa, and his caddie Ricky Roberts. Four consecutive drops Scott had appeared on course for his first major title despite a hesitant opening, which saw him drop three shots and add a birdie in the first six holes. When he sank another birdie on the 14th, it appeared that he had sealed the deal, but then came those four consecutive drops, including a “how did that happen” miss of a three-footer on the 16th. TurnaroundIt has been quite a turnaround for Els, who missed out on the US Masters earlier this year, having failed to qualify for the event for the first time since 1993. A bogey on the last hole of the US Open meant he failed to qualify for the 2013 Masters. Now, with the South African a major winner again, that concern is a thing of the past. South Africa’s Thomas Aiken tied for seventh after finishing on one-under-par 279 after rounds of 68, 68, 71 and 72. Then, addressing his family, Els continued with a smile: “I’m going to try and come and see you this evening [in London]. I’m supposed to go to Canada, but I think I’m going to blow that thing off … I’ll maybe get to Canada on Tuesday,” a comment which once more had the crowd laughing. After three days of forgiving conditions at Royal Lytham and Saint Annes, the course turned tough on Sunday and Els handled that pressure best to come from behind to take victory as the third round leader Adam Scott’s game fell apart on the inward nine. If one looked closely, though, the signs were there that the man known as “The Big Easy” was on the way back. In the previous major, he returned the best putting statistics in the US Open at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, where he finished ninth, three shots behind the winner, Webb Simpson. Els was gracious in his acceptance speech and addressed runner-up Scott first. “I feel for my buddy Adam Scott,” he said on the 18th green.center_img ‘You’re going to win many of these’“Scotty, you’re a great player, a great friend of mine, we’ve had some great battles in the past. I feel very fortunate and you’re going to win many of these, you’ve got too much talent [not to].” 23 July 2012 “I’m pretty disappointed because I had it in my hands with four to go and I managed to hit a poor shot on each of the closing four holes, which costs you a bogey, and that’s what happens on a course like this. I’m very disappointed, but I played so beautifully for most of the week, I certainly shouldn’t let this bring me down,” he said afterwards in a television interview. He closed with a two-under-par 68, the best round among the third round front-runners, while Scott, who led by four shots after three rounds, following a course record six-under-par 64, a 67 and a 68, fell apart with bogeys on each of the last four holes to stumble to a 75. He recalled talking to Sheryl Calder, known as “the Eye Doctor”, who has helped him with his putting, early in the year. “When I saw her in January,” Els recounted, “she said we were going to win a major this year and I thought she was crazy and here we are right now.” Tiger Woods finished in a tie for third with Brandt Snedeker, four shots behind Els on three-under-par 277. Woods’ challenge for a 15th major, but his first since the 2008 US Open, was undone by a seven on the par-four sixth hole. Louis Oosthuizen, the Open champion in 2010, closed with a 73 to end in a tie for 19th place on one-over 281. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Later, he joked: “I had a lot of support this week, but you guys have to ask yourselves, were you being nice to me or did you believe I could win,” which drew loud laughter from the big crowd.last_img read more


first_imgThe film community expressed outrage after producers Viacom 18 Movie Productions deferred the release of Sanjay Leela Bhansalli’s historical film Padmavati amid spreading protests.National Award winning actor Shabana Azmi said, “Are we fools to not see thru the design of fomenting unrest and polarising votes? I am very angry. The film industry needs to take a strong unified action and refuse to be sitting ducks anymore.”Ms. Azmi, reacting to threats being issued to the film, lead actor Deepika Padukone and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, said, “If such threats had been made against any member of the political class, would the reaction have been the same? Are the people in the film industry not equal citizens of this country?”Reacting to the producers’ decision, filmmaker Anurag Kashyap said, “It’s infuriating. It’s a shame and it’s harrowing. I don’t have words to articulate my anger.”‘Not unexpected’Director Hansal Mehta lamented that “bullies had prevailed again” and said people had resigned themselves to government inaction on such issues. Mr Mehta expressed concern over filmmakers being targeted and said the stand taken by the government in the Padmavati and IFFI row [dropping of films selected by the jury] was “disappointing but not unexpected”.“After all what is a film compared to elections? S Durga, Nude and Padmavati’to begin with. Many more to come…”“I was told by many industry leaders that it was a wise strategy to delay Padmavati. Truth is that people have resigned themselves to government inaction in the face of such blatant terror. The only advice given is to shut up, retreat and accept these attacks,” Mr Mehta said.“So SLB (Bhansali) should show the film to those who threaten to have him beheaded? And get their approval?” he wrote.Sad day: IFTDAThe Indian Film and Television Directors’ Association (IFTDA) member Ashoke Pandit described it as a sad day for Indian cinema and freedom of expression.“This is just the beginning and it has set a bad precedent to films of the future,” he said.IFTDA along with other industry bodies such as Cine And TV Artists Association (CINTAA) and Screenwriters Association had last week protested the harassment meted to filmmakers through the extra-constitutional censoring by fringe groups.Mr. Pandit also disagreed with CBFC Chairman Prasoon Joshi’s criticism of the film being screened for select journalists ahead of certification, saying a filmmaker has the right to screen it whomsoever he pleases. “Private screenings are an industry practice and do not hinder the certification process. I do not think the film makers did anything wrong by screening it to certain media outlets,” he said.Directors Anurag Basu and Nikkhil Advani also took to social media to support Mr. Bhansali.“It’s bizarre! The whole Padmavati row is based on just presumptions. Protestors have not seen a single frame of the film yet, but they know that history has been tampered! How?”last_img read more


first_imgThe National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the West Bengal government to pay ₹25,000 in compensation to the father of a girl of North 24 Paraganas district for police inaction after she was allegedly abducted and trafficked by a Bangladeshi national. “Hence, issue a notice under Section 18(a)(i) of the Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993, to the Government of West Bengal, through its Chief Secretary, requiring it to show cause, within six weeks, as to why the Commission should not recommend payment of ₹25000/- as compensation to the father of the victim girl,” the order said. Kirity Roy, secretary of a human rights organisation, told The Hindu that the show-cause notice means the State has to pay the compensation.” The incident took place on April 6, 2014, when the girl, aged about 14, left home at Taranipur, informing her parents that she was going to the market. But she did not return. “On June 7, 2014 at 11.30 a.m., the father of the victim girl went to the Swarupnagar police station with a written complaint that a Bangladeshi man, named Harun, has abducted and trafficked his daughter to Mumbai, but his complaint was not registered,” the NHRC order said.last_img read more


first_imgThe curfew in Jammu continued for the second day and the Army’s presence was stepped up on Saturday, a day after violent protests rocked the city over a suicide attack that killed 40 CRPF jawans in Kashmir. Nine more Army columns were deployed in the city, bringing the total to 18, and the force staged flag marches in sensitive localities. Officials said the University of Jammu postponed all examinations scheduled for the day and mobile Internet services remained suspended across Jammu region. Srinagar-bound vehicles stranded on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway due to a landslide in Ramban were allowed to move forward amid tight security arrangements, they said.last_img read more


first_img The Government now has the authority to spend funds allocated in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, following the passage of the Appropriation Act 2019 in the Upper House on March 22.This annual Bill provides authority for expenditure (other than statutory expenditure) for the financial year 2019/20 and specifies the manner in which the money is to be allocated to the various services and purposes of the Government.The Bill was approved following a five-hour long debate in the Senate, with Senators from both sides making contributions.Piloting the legislation, Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jnr, noted that this is “a budget for every single Jamaican regardless of their status or income bracket.”“This budget is a reflection of the positive strides that we have made and though we still have much to do as a nation, we are certainly taking control of our future,” he said.He pointed out that the budget for the 2019/20 fiscal year, will involve and engage all Jamaicans.“It is clear that this administration, led by Prime Minister the Most Hon Andrew Holness, is capable and willing to take the bold [and] creative actions required for this country to take control of its future and maximise its potential,” Senator Charles Jr. added.The Foreign Affairs State Minister noted that the budget illustrates the Government’s commitment to good fiscal management.“We have had low stable inflation for four years, and the lowest inflation rates as an independent country. This is the emergence of a new Jamaica. Domestic interest rates are at levels never seen before,” Senator Charles Jr. said.“The central bank has lowered the policy rate four times this fiscal year, to a record low of 1.5 per cent in February 2019. Interest rates for individuals and businesses have been lower, which means that many… are now able to access single digit interest rates from Jamaican dollar loans,” he added.He noted that the low interest rates are allowing individuals and Jamaican businesses to borrow and invest. This annual Bill provides authority for expenditure (other than statutory expenditure) for the financial year 2019/20 and specifies the manner in which the money is to be allocated to the various services and purposes of the Government. The Government now has the authority to spend funds allocated in the 2019/20 Estimates of Expenditure, following the passage of the Appropriation Act 2019 in the Upper House on March 22. The Bill was approved following a five-hour long debate in the Senate, with Senators from both sides making contributions. Story Highlightslast_img read more