His name is the Wealdstone Raider (Gordon Hill to his postman) and after offering to knock someone out – he’ll give it ya – while watching the football, people love him.He now has an agent, is appearing at night clubs and has brought out a song (above) with the aim of hitting the Christmas no.1 spot, proceeds of which will be going to Great Ormond Street Hospital, Autism Concern and Wealdstone FC Youth. Follow him @OnlyOneRaider and have a look at some of our favourite Wealdstone Raider vines…
1 West Ham have signed Marseille star Dimitri Payet for an ‘eight-figure fee’. West Ham have completed the signing of France international Dimitri Payet from Marseille for an “eight-figure fee”.The attacking midfielder, who has won 15 caps for France, has already successfully undergone his medical with the Hammers and agreed a five-year contract.A West Ham statement read: “The outstanding 28-year-old joins the Hammers on a five-year contract, with a further one-year option, for an undisclosed eight-figure fee from French Ligue 1 side Olympique de Marseille.”
A Fanad man accused of being a drug-dealer was caught with cocaine, mixing agent, weighing scales and a credit card to cut up the drugs.Eamon Sweeney, aged 38, appeared before Falcarragh District Court. The court was told that Gardai spotted Sweeney driving a VW Bora on the Main Street in Buncrana on February 2nd, 2018.The followed him and then stopped him and found a small quantity of cocaine on him.Garda Superintendent Seamus McGonigle also told the court that there were a number of messages on his mobile phone relating to the sale and supply of drugs.Sweeney was arrested and Gardai later raided the home of a former girlfriend in Buncrana and found a quantity of drugs-related items.These included cocaine, mixing agent, digital weighing scales and a credit card used to cut drugs.Gardai say there was €830 worth of cocaine found in the raid.Solicitor for the accused Mr Rory O’Brien argued that the majority of the substances found was creatine and that only three grammes of cocaine was found in the raid.He said he client fully accepted that he had done wrong but had taken steps to address his own drink and drugs problem and since the incident 14 months ago had been clean.He said he was now working full-time as a labourer in Dublin and Meath and was continuing to address all his issues.Judge Paul Kelly said the insidious and sinister fact about drugs is exactly what happened in this case.He said someone develops a habit and then funds their habit by selling it and that is how the drug barons and kingpins in the drugs trade operate and grow their empires.He said the sale and supply of drugs, in this case, had to be viewed seriously.He adjourned the case to allow for a probation report to be carried out on Sweeney.Man caught with cocaine and drug-mixing kit at girlfriend’s home was last modified: May 17th, 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:buncranacocainedrugsEamon SweeneyFanad
Proud moment for last year’s winner Aidan Mills as he crosses the line. Aidan is the younger brother of the late Darren Mills who passed away in 2010.Another huge crowd is expected to participate in the 3rd Annual Darren Mills Memorial run on Boxing day.It’s that time of the year again when everybody around the Kincasslagh area dusts down the running and walking shoes to try and emulate Ciaran Doherty, Pat Anthony and all the other great athletes from the locality at the 3rd Annual Darren Mills Memorial Run. Following on from hugely successful events in 2012 and 2013, the organising committee are again hoping that the local community – and beyond – comes out in force to commemorate the life of Darren who tragically lost his life back in 2010.In addition to remembering Darren, the event allows for much needed funds to be gathered for two deserving local charities. This year’s beneficiaries will be the school where Darren received his childhood education, Belcruit National School, and the North West Cancer Group who facilitate the provision of a subsidised airfare for family members of people who are having to travel to Dublin to undergo treatment for cancer and related problems.Since the first event on Boxing Day 2012, over €5000 has been handed over to local charities, namely the Dungloe Hospital Patient’s Comfort Fund, the Donegal Hospice and the Day-Centre at the Angle in Dungloe.Entry on the day is by donation to ensure the event is open and affordable to all-comers.This year to facilitate those with younger children or who feel they may not manage the full 6k route, this year a shorter 1.25k walking route which follows a loop around by St.Mary’s Chapel and Belcruit N.S has been added. All those who donate/register on the day will be entered into the mega prize draw which will be held after the run/walk in Carey’s Viking House.Registration will take place in the Viking from 1pm with the run/walk starting at 2:30pm.So get those running/walking shoes dusted down and come join in the fun with all the family on Boxing Day.Do it for the craic. Do it for charity. Do it for Darren.For further information please see the Darren Mills Memorial Run/Walk page on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/DarrenMillsMemorialRunWalkCruitIsland HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE 3RD ANNUAL DARREN MILLS MEMORIAL RUN was last modified: December 16th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:5kBoxing DayDarren Mills Memorial RunFeaturesnewsNoticesSport
DONEGAL Daily would like to wish all of our readers at home here in Ireland and around the world a very Happy & Peaceful 2013.It is YOU which has made our news and sports site the BIGGEST media source in County Donegal in 2012.We had more than 20 Million Page Views in the past year – in fact 20,860,075 to be precise, according to statistics from Google. Donegaldaily.com also received more than 7 million unique visits over the past 12 months, and in the last four months of 2012 there have been more than TWO MILLION page views each month and growing all the time.We hope to expand and grow what we do for you in 2013.So thank you for staying with us throughout the past year – and we look forward to continuing to bring you all the latest news and sport during the next year.Bliain úr faoi shéan is faoi mhaise daoibh! DONEGALDAILY.COM – DONEGAL’S NO1 HAPPY NEW YEAR – AND 20,860,075 ‘THANKS’ was last modified: January 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:075 ‘THANKS’860HAPPY NEW YEAR – AND 20
“Many families are still not in permanent housing, and now it’s rainy season,” Egeland lamented. Foreign governments pledged billions of dollars to rebuild after the killer waves smashed into the province’s coastlines, claiming 131,000 lives and leaving a half-million people homeless. “We did well in the emergency phase,” Egeland said of international relief efforts, as well as all that was done by the Indonesian government and Acehnese themselves to get survivors into tents and other makeshift shelters. “But the reconstruction went slower than we had hoped.” Egeland traveled to Aceh after touring earthquake-devastated areas in Pakistan. Tens of thousands of people still live in refugee camps in rubble-strewn lots, their canvas tents flapping in the wind. The rainy season, which started this month, has made their situation all the more dire. Egeland appealed to international aid organizations in Aceh, “many of which have quite a lot of money,” to work together more closely. Last month, the United Nations released a draft action plan that called for the construction of 15,000 prefabricated homes in Aceh over the next six months for families still living in tent camps.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BANDA ACEH, Indonesia – Reconstruction in tsunami-ravaged Aceh province is moving too slowly and aid groups must work together more closely to get survivors out of tents and into permanent housing, a top U.N. official said Sunday. Jan Egeland, the U.N. undersecretary-general and emergency relief coordinator, said that, while much was done in the immediate aftermath of the Dec. 26 tsunami to provide temporary relief to survivors, more needs to be done – and quickly. “Many organizations and agencies thought, once they were able to provide emergency shelter and tents in January and February, it would be possible to provide permanent housing,” he said after touring the province’s western coast. “That was a miscalculation,” he said, noting that poor infrastructure, from roads to ports, has added to their problems.
CASTAIC – For long-hauler Bruce Weber, a proposed federal tax credit for devices providing heat and air-conditioning in big-rigs while the engine’s shut off just doesn’t seem enough to justify the hefty investment. “It doesn’t do any good,” Weber, 50, a driver from Kingman, Ariz., said while taking a break at this truck stop south of the Grapevine. “The tax break doesn’t offset it. You need to get a 100 percent write-off.” Truckers often leave their rigs idling all night to stay warm or keep cool in their cabs, spewing pollutants into the air and burning up precious fuel – along with precious profits. A federal bill proposed by U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, would allow trucking companies and drivers up to $3,500 in tax credits to install devices that allow these systems in big-rigs to work while the engine is off. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week But drivers seemed lukewarm about the benefit, even with sky-high fuel prices. The average for a gallon of diesel was about $3.40 on Friday, compared with $2.45 a year earlier. The devices require less fuel – about a half-gallon per hour compared to the 2-3 gallons used by idling engines. The problem, Weber said, is these devices often cost more than $7,000, so the tax credit and potential savings just wouldn’t cover it. “They should make it more of an incentive,” said Weber, who transports produce from Salinas throughout Southern California and has logged some 2 million miles over his 25-year career. “There are ways to build it as standard equipment.” Meantime, the California Air Resources Board will consider new guidelines to reduce idling emissions beginning 2008 when it meets this week, including a mandate for all in- and out-of-state trucks to install “cab-comfort” devices. A statement by the state air quality regulator said emissions from idling trucks pose a “significant” air quality problem. In 2010, on-road heavy-duty diesel trucks are estimated to account as much as 28 percent of nitrogen oxides and 9 percent of particulates from mobile sources statewide. Richard Harper, 40, of Jackson, Miss., hauls chickens out to California in exchange for a load of produce. It’s a three-day trip each way, and he has outfitted his rig’s cab with a sofa, television and DVD player – a makeshift bedroom upholstered in purple and chrome. “California’s got some bad rides,” he said. “I said to myself, ‘When I get some money, I’m going to pimp my truck.”‘ It’s all powered by a generator, though any fuel savings from not idling is negligible, Harper said. “It’s just technology,” he said. “The only thing is you can only use it when you’re stopping.” And rising fuel costs has made life on the road a lot tougher. Harper said the average independent cross-country driver earns about $4,500 per haul – with half going for fuel. But the recent run on diesel has added nearly a third to fuel, and when considered with insurance and truck maintenance costs, Harper said, “You’re really just doing it for free now.” “Within four, five years max, every owner-operator will have to work for a big operator.” Weber was an independent driver who parked his truck to work for a transport company when fuel prices began to spike in spring. He believes business could recover when freight rates catch up to the higher fuel price, or if they come down. “If we don’t get the trucks rolling down the highway, we don’t eat,” Weber said. “Everybody suffers. It’s in everybody’s benefit to keep these trucks moving again.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
The Four Masters GAA Senior Ladies team have earned a replay after a thrilling finale in their Ulster Internediate Final at Brewster Park.There was chaotic confusion at the end of Four Masters Senior Ladies Intermediate Ulster final against Monaghan Harps at Brewster Park.Having thought they had initially secured a draw in a thrilling finale, they were then informed they had won the Ulster title.However, in another twist they were then told the game did in fact end in a draw. Four Masters produced an excellent performance throughout the match, and pushed Monaghan Harps all the way to the very end.Monaghan Harps settled the better and adapted to the conditions quicker than Four Masters.Played in difficult conditions, scores were at a premium throughout the game and goals were always going to be critical scores.Monaghan Harps first score of the match was a goal, and that rocked Four Masters. However, Four Masters are an excellent side and showed their character and resilience to respond with some excellent points.They went in at the break trailing by two points.Half-time score Monaghan Harps 1-02 Four Masters 0-03Monaghan Harps added the first score of the second-half to lead by three points, before Four Masters stunned them with a superb goal.It was tremendous play from Four Masters to set-up the chance for Patrice Rooney who dispatched her effort expertly. However, Monaghan Harps showed their quality and experience and rallied superbly adding five unanswered points to take command.However, Four Master hit back again with another fantastic goal.Absolutely superb play from Kate McGowan seen her sail past a series of Monaghan Harps players to find the back of the net.Then Kelly Lacey pointed from a free to level the game up, and that’s how the game finished. Howver, there was then some remarkable scenes at the finish, when Four Masters when they informed that had in-fact WON the Ulster title sparking celebrations.However it then emerged the game was in-fact a draw and the two teams will now meet again in a replay.FOUR MASTERS DRAW WITH MONAGHAN HARPS IN ‘THRILLING’ ULSTER INTERMEDIATE FINAL was last modified: November 2nd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:four mastersGAAIntermediateLadiesnewsSportUlster Final
Letterkenny University Hospital is the worst affected in the country today with 43 people waiting for a bed.The centre has been at crisis-point in recent days due to a number of people being hit by an outbreak of flu.Meanwhile, HIQA said it does not have the power to regulate acute general hospitals and has no enforcement powers. HIQA said it can conduct investigations, at the direction of the Minister for Health, under Section 9 of the Health Act 2007, or on the direction of the Board of HIQA.The watchdog said that in recent years, it had assessed the quality and safety of a number of emergency departments including at Tallaght, Limerick and Portlaoise.“These findings and recommendations had implications for services locally and nationally”, it said.The Tallaght probe was initiated by the HQA Board. HIQA added that the responsibility for compliance with standards rests with the provider of the services – the Health Service Executive or the voluntary hospital, and those charged with making policy, the Department of Health.RTE is reporting that HIQA said that the regulatory system in Ireland “varies significantly” to those in place in other countries regarding reach, monitoring and enforcement.“The current programme, as funded by the Department of Health, merely allows for targeted monitoring in high-risk areas”, it added.These areas include medication safety, antibiotic resistance, infection prevention and nutrition and hydration care.HIQA says it has the power to monitor public acute hospitals, against nationally mandated standards and these are publicly reported on. Its 2012 statutory investigation report into the emergency department at Tallaght Hospital, criticised the hospital saying patients’ lives were being put at risk because they were being treated on trolleys in corridors.That report said that all hospitals should stop using hospital corridors, or parking areas for trolleys, to accommodate patients receiving clinical care.It also suggested that no patient should spend more than six hours in an emergency department.Earlier, SIPTU called for HIQA to get involved in efforts to solve the overcrowding crisis. SIPTU Health Division Organiser Paul Bell said its members are working in unsafe conditions because of consistent pressure on the health service.Mr Bell said HIQA was an independent agency, which was set up to investigate such matters.It comes as the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation said there are 551 patients on trolleys in emergency departments, or on wards, waiting for a bed.The number is down from the 575 patients it recorded yesterday.The hospital worst affected is Letterkenny General Hospital with 43 people waiting.Health Service Executive figures show there are 420 patients waiting on trolleys in emergency departments.The number is down slightly on yesterday’s figure, however, there are 57 patients waiting over 24 hours, which is higher than yesterday.The hospitals worst affected are University Hospital Galway with 42 people waiting, Mercy University Hospital in Cork with 32 waiting and Tallaght Hospital with 30 people waiting.Letterkenny University Hospital “worst affected in country” with 43 people waiting beds was last modified: January 11th, 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:bedsdonegalLetterkenny University Hospitalpatientswaiting
Eureka >> Just a few short years ago, the College of the Redwoods softball team was near extinction. Now, after a steady rise back to respectability, CR has its sights set on competing for a league title.The Corsairs finished with a 17-17 overall record last season. While a .500 record is the definition of average, it was a vast improvement for a program that had not had a .500 record or better since 2006 — having lost 25 or more games in each of previous nine seasons.As Corsairs head coach …