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Windies take on Pakistan, SA in official warm-ups

first_imgLONDON, (CMC):West Indies will play official warm-up matches against Pakistan and South Africa ahead of their campaign in the ICC Women’s World Cup starting this June in England.The Caribbean side face the Pakistanis in Leicestershire on June 20 before clashing with the South Africans two days later in Oakham.West Indies then play their first game of the tournament on June 26 when they take on reigning champions Australia at the County Ground in Taunton.Captain Stafanie Taylor said the two official warm-up game will be crucial in her side’s preparation.”We are waiting eagerly for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 and these practice matches will be just the kind of preparation we need ahead of it,” the Jamaican batting star said.”We know this is going to be a tough tournament, but we have the confidence of the ICC World Twenty20 victory behind us and go into the World Cup with confidence.”West Indies were good enough to reach the final of the last tournament four years ago in India before going down to the Aussies by 114 runs.ONE OF THE FAVOURITESThe reigning Twenty20 World champions, West Indies, will enter the tournament as one of the favourites, especially having matured as a 50-overs side in recent years.Each side will play each other once in the round-robin preliminary phase with the top four advancing to the semi-finals.The tournament runs from June 24 to July 23 and will see 31 matches played across five venues.West Indies, along with Australia, England and New Zealand qualified automatically for the tournament based on their top-four ranking in the ICC Women’s Championship, while India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Pakistan came through a qualifier staged in Sri Lanka in February.last_img read more

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Man caught with child porn after being offered to “share an 11 year old boy”

first_imgA paedophile who tipped off Gardai about plans by other paedophiles to “share” on an 11-year-old boy was caught in possession of child porn when his house was raided.Abuser Hugh McBride will be on the sex offenders register forever after being previously found guilty of a litany of vile attacks on children in England. The 61-year-old returned to live in Donegal some years ago and is being monitored by Gardai here.He appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography on his laptop computer at his rented home in Oldtown, Letterkenny.McBride had been contacted by another sex offender whom he met in Dublin’s Arbour Hill Prison while on remand.He had put him in touch with a third party he was seeking to find work.However, when he contacted McBride he asked him if he wanted to “share” an 11-year-old boy whom he had identified in Cork.McBride declined but reported the incident to Gardai.Gardai in Letterkenny decided to raid McBride’s house and recovered a laptop computer and other items from the house.The laptop was sent to the Garda’s Cybercrime Unit in Dublin and it was found to contain 334 child pornography images, many of which had been taken from a nudist website.Letterkenny CourthouseThe images were of naked children who were not being sexually abused and were at the lower end of the scale of seriousness, the court was told.When arrested and interviewed on February 10th, 2017 the accused said he had taken the pictures from ‘nudist sites’ and remarked: “that to me is not child porn.”When asked by interviewing Gardai if he had a sexual interest in boys he replied: “Yes, it never goes away.”The court was told that McBride lives a “pathetic” lifestyle and that he had been moved on from three houses when people found out about his past.The barrister for the accused, Mr Shane Costello, said his client had significant previous convictions and is already subject to a lifelong monitoring on the sex offenders register.He added “He always took responsibility for the images. It is to his credit that underneath all of this he went to the Gardai to report a far more serious crime, potentially of a boy aged 11 being shared about Cork city.“He still chose to go to Gardai and told them they needed to do something about it.”He also said his client was not buying the images of the children but that he was managing his own depravity by using images freely available to control his urges.“He now appreciates that even this is a crime and not a victimless crime,” added Mr Costelloe.Judge John Aylmer asked if McBride had any previous convictions and he was told he had a number in England going back to the 80s and 90s.These crimes included gross indecency against young children, taking indecent photographs of young children and indecent assault for which McBride had served substantial jail sentences.On one occasion McBride was extradited from Ireland back to England to face a further trial there and was again found guilty and jailed.Judge Aylmer said this was a complex case and he would pass sentence on McBride on Friday.Man caught with child porn after being offered to “share an 11 year old boy” was last modified: February 7th, 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:child porncourtdonegalHugh McBrideletterkennylast_img read more

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DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN TO HOST CAKE SALE TO HELP RISING SOCCER STARS

first_imgDRUMKEEN NOTESCake SaleA cake sale will take place in the hall after both masses this Sat 26th and Sun 27th July to help fund local youths Eoghan Kennedy, Sean Patton and Jerome Duffy who have been selected to take part in the Galway Cup in August. This is a fantastic opportunity for Eoghan, Sean and Jerome to test their skills against the best soccer talent in Ireland. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Skydive in memory of the two ShanesThe skydive in memory of Shane Patton and Shane Brolly raised a total of €10,413.52 (all money raised has been donated to the cardiac unit, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin). Eleven family and friends took to the skies on Sunday 6th July at Kilkenny airfield and many other family and friends came and cheered them on. It was an emotional day for all involved and an amazing experience. We just want to thank everyone who supported and sponsored us and made it a huge success. We hope our 2 boys are proud of this achievement and know they will never be forgotten. People who took part in the skydive were Julie Patton (Shane’s mother) Emma Brolly (Shane’s twin sister) Vicky Galvin, Eimear Mc Elchar, Chloe Kelly, Fiona Galvin, Aaron Carlin, Christy Gallen, Martin Mc Kelvey, Mark Carlin, and Shane Mc Girr. Drumkeen Band ReunionThe next meeting will be held in St. Patrick’s hall on Monday the 28th of July at 8pm, anyone who may have old photographs or uniforms can bring them along on the night. For more info contact Josephine on 0894385005 or Fiona 0866002234St. Bridget’s WellCaretaker Joseph Brennan would like to thank the car wash committee for their kind donation to the repair/upkeep of the well. The work is now complete with all railings replaced or repaired and painted. The well and grotto have also been re-decorated and hanging baskets erected at the main gate. If anyone would know the history of the well or has any stories of the various cures please contact the Drumkeen Notes on 0864083625.Charlie Daly & H-Block Martyrs Sinn Féin Cumann DrumkeenLotto Results 16th July 02, 11, 17, 21. No jackpot winner. John Joseph Trearty wins €100. Next week’s jackpot €2,600. Go raibh maith agat.Parish Hall Anyone wishing to book the hall should contact Charlie Quinn on 91/34010 or 087 7728608Drumkeen NotesAnyone wishing to have material included for next weekPlease Email: drumkeennotes@gmail.com or text 086 4083625 (Deadline Fri @ 8pm) DD LOCAL: DRUMKEEN TO HOST CAKE SALE TO HELP RISING SOCCER STARS was last modified: July 19th, 2014 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:Drumkeen noteslast_img read more

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Here’s a chance for Donegal people Down Under to get their big TV break

first_imgA casting call has gone out to Irish people in Australia to star in a new series focusing on their alternative new lifestyles. The production company behind RTE series ‘Making it Down Under’ and ‘Garda Down Under’ are looking for Irish immigrants to take part in an exciting new short series.Producers say they want to profile people Down Under who are “chatty, fun, outgoing people with interesting jobs, real characters who are not doing the normal 9 to 5.” The series is due to be broadcast on the RTE Player. Great interest was generated today after Encore Media put the call out on the ‘Irish in Australia’ Facebook communities. With many Donegal people in Australia setting up interesting new lives, this could be their chance to share their world with people back home.To apply, people are asked to PM the Encore Media Facebook page, email jonathan@encore.ie or visit www.encore.ieHere’s a chance for Donegal people Down Under to get their big TV break was last modified: February 1st, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AustraliaCasting CallDown UnderTVlast_img read more

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Lift-off for Donegal Connect: Launch of new 10-day celebration this autumn

first_imgYesterday (Friday, March 1) marked the launch of ‘Donegal Connect’ a new initiative to reach out to all those who have an affinity for Donegal enticing them to come back for a 10-day celebration this autumn.Donegal Connect will take place later this year, from 27 September – 6 October, and will continue to strengthen links with Donegal people both on the island of Ireland and across the world by reaching out to them and inviting them to come home and connect again with the county.Speaking at the launch at Donegal Airport, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr Seamus O’Domhnaill said: “The objective of Donegal Connect is to entice people to make the journey back to Donegal to explore the county and find out why it is a great place to visit, to relocate to, to grow up in, to be educated in, to work in, to invest in or to retire in. “We hope that over the 10 days of Donegal Connect we will give participants a first-hand experience of what it is like to live and do business in Donegal.”The 10-day celebration aims to have something for everyone with a strong focus on food, genealogy, culture, heritage, sport and music and in particular on employment and business development opportunities.Highlighting business development and career opportunities in Donegal is an important element of Donegal Connect which will include business networking events and seminars, a careers symposium and workshops on the practicalities of relocating or returning to Donegal as well as a series of events showcasing the superb quality of life opportunities on offer.The initiative is being delivered by Donegal County Council through the Donegal Diaspora project working with a range of public and private sector organisations including IDA, LYIT, Udaras na Gaeltachta, Harvey’s Point and some of the largest private sector employers in the county including Pramerica, Randox and Abbotts Diabetes Care. David Roche, Director FinTech Services and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility with Pramerica, believes that this type of initiative not only highlights the ICT/FinTech opportunities within Donegal from a business investment and career progression perspective but also showcases the superb quality of life and other opportunities, for both individuals and families looking to relocate or return home.Irish soccer legend and former Ireland goalie Packie Bonner and Irish traditional musician Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh were on hand to help launch Donegal Connect along with video messages from golfer Paul McGinley and Donegal Associations in New York and Philadelphia.Invited guests were treated to a wonderful display of Irish traditional music by An Chrannóg.Deirdre McGlone, Harvey’s Point attending the launch of Donegal Connect at Donegal Airport on FridayDavid Roche, Pramerica at launch of Donegal Connect at Donegal Airport on FridayLift-off for Donegal Connect: Launch of new 10-day celebration this autumn was last modified: March 4th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal Airportlast_img read more

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Large German delegation to visit Letterkenny this weekend – Pic Special

first_imgMore than 50 delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt will visit Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns.Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr. John O’Donnell welcomed the 51 large-delegation at a special reception on Friday night in the Raddison Hotel.He said: “Great progress has been made over the last 12 months in building strong connections with our partners in Rudostadt and I am looking forward to welcoming them back to Letterkenny and indeed Donegal on Friday evening. “From the outset we were keen to see young people from both towns involved in the initiative and I am delighted with the progress that has been made on this front.“We have a number of young people visiting as part of this delegation and there will be an event for students and young people on Monday morning in the Co-Lab where they will get an opportunity to build friendships and learn about each other’s community and I hope that this will lay the pathway for a more extensive youth exchange programme in the near future.”The delegation will have an opportunity to participate in some of the planned Donegal Connect initiatives this weekend including the Donegal Bay Drive Tour where delegates will have an opportunity to visit Hanna Hats and Magees of Donegal Town before experiencing the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Sliabh Liag along with a visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village.On Sunday, the group will travel north visiting Creeslough and Dunfanaghy before travelling to Ramelton to enjoy a jazz music session. A delegation from Letterkenny visited Rudolstadt in March this year and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely hopes that this return visit will be an enjoyable experience for the delegates and that they will get a sense of the scale and diversity of County Donegal while continuing to build strong meaningful linkages with Letterkenny.The visit will conclude on Tuesday morning with a formal meeting between the delegates and members of Donegal County Council and businesses represented by the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Liam Ward, Donegal County Council, Katja Trog, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh and John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonLetterkenny Mayor , John O’Donnell receiving a presentation from Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor,at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonJorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, Beatrix Abt and Letterkenny Mayor John O’Donnell at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonStudents form Rudolstadt at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonSelena Mowate and Karol Kerrane at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonMr. Liam Ward, Director of Community Development & Planning Services, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor and Cllr. Ian McGarvey at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonCynthia Fuery, Ivan Fuery, Padraig Mac Ginty and Boyd Robinson at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonDelegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonKevin Bowdren and Una Carthy with delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonPatricia McIntyre, Mary Daly and Toni Forrester at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonFrank Kerrane, Jimmy Kavanagh and Mary Kerrane at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonPadraig MacGinty, Rotary President, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor and Roisin McLoughlin, Lions Club President at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. Photo Clive WassonPadraig MacGinty, Rotary President, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor and Roisin McLoughlin, Lions Club President at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. Photo Clive WassonJorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonJohn O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonCllr Donal Coyle with one of the delegates at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonLarge German delegation to visit Letterkenny this weekend – Pic Special was last modified: September 27th, 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)last_img read more

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Defeat was inevitable after 1st innings deficit: Dhoni

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said the first innings deficit was too much to handle and a defeat was inevitable after South Africa took a massive 484-run lead in the first Test in Centurion.”The deficit was too much to handle, and South Africa got too many runs. It was a good show by the batsmen in the second innings,” Dhoni said after India were dismissed for 459 in their second innings to hand South Africa an innings and 25-run victory.”After they won the toss it was a job half done, but they had to bowl at the right areas and they did that. Their batsmen also batted really well,” he added.Asked what are the positives that India would take from this match, Dhoni said, “Most of the batsmen got off to a good start in the second innings, I mean Gauti (Gautam Gambhir) scored 80, Sachin (Tendulkar) 100, these are positives.””But there are grey areas. Our bowling has to improve, and we are looking forward to have Zaheer (Khan) back in the side. It is important to educate the bowlers and give them a road map for the next Test.”I’ve lost quite a few tosses, but it’s important now to take some time off and then get back into the groove,” he added.South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis, who was awarded the Man of the Match for his maiden unbeaten double ton in the first innings, said it was a very special moment for him.”It took a long way to come but it was worth the wait. It was a very special moment,” Kallis said.advertisement”It was a good all-round effort from us, we put in a good performance on day one which put us ahead of the eight ball. Centurion is a big scoring ground and we came into this Test looking to be very positive with both bat and ball,” he said.Highly satisfied after drawing the first blood in the high profile series, South African skipper Graeme Smith heaped praise on his team and said the aim now would be to make it 2-0 in Durban.”Obviously very happy, it’s a big series, the build-up has been big and it’s nice to come out and secure a big win,” Smith said.”The bowlers did very well and bowled in the right areas on the first day. We wanted to be positive in our first innings, and to take the game forward like that. The way the batsmen played, it was great Test cricket.”We’ve had terrific support from the fans, looking forward to Christmas with our families. We have to continue in the same vein and make it 2-0 in Durban Test, that would be the aim,” he said.Spinner Paul Harris and pacer Morne Morkel were also awarded with a memento for achieving 100 wickets in their Test career in the post-match presentation.- With PTI inputslast_img read more

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Injured de Kock out of India-SA ODI, T20 series

first_imgKohli’s 33rd ton helps India beat South Africa in first ODI File Photo of South Africa’s Quinton de Kock during the first ODI between India and South Africa.   –  Reuters South Africa were already without the services of star player AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis South Africa’s injury list continues to grow as wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has been ruled out of the remaining four ODIs and the ensuing T20Is series against India. De Kock suffered a left wrist injury whilst batting during the second ODI at Centurion on Sunday and needs two to four weeks to make a full recovery.South Africa were already without the services of star player AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis, who both suffered finger injuries. Cricket South Africa has named no replacement for de Kock in the ODI squad. De Kock had a forgettable Test series with the bat and had scored 34 and 20 in the first two ODIs.Keeper-batsman Heinrich Klaasen had already been included in the South Africa squad after the first ODI and can now be expected to make his debut in the third match at Cape Town on Wednesday. India won the first ODI at Durban by six wickets and the second ODI by nine wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the six-match series. File Photo of South Africa’s Quinton de Kock during the first ODI between India and South Africa.   –  Reuters COMMENT February 05, 2018 SHARE cricket Published on SHARE SHARE EMAIL RELATED × COMMENTSlast_img read more

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Diego Maradona calls for life imprisonment for Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini

first_imgFormer Argentina captain Diego Maradona says longtime FIFA president Sepp Blatter and European soccer chief Michel Platini should have been given life imprisonment rather than six-year bans from soccer for ethics violations.The pair were suspended for eight years — reduced to six this week — for a payment of 2 million Swiss francs ($2.03 million) made to the Frenchman in 2011 by FIFA with Blatter’s approval for work done a decade earlier. Both men deny any wrongdoing.”It seems like the FIFA ethics committee was wrong,” Maradona, 55, told Reuters TV.”Having so much evidence against these people and having seen how they were robbing for so many years, they should have given both life imprisonment.”FIFA is caught in the worst crisis in its 112-year history with scores of people, including many former FIFA officials, charged with corruption-related offences in the United States. Blatter is among those who also face a parallel Swiss investigation.Maradona, who earned 91 caps for Argentina and won the World Cup in 1986, believes Blatter’s replacement at FIFA should not be motivated by money.”I would like to see a president who is not interested in becoming a millionaire thanks to the ball, the sponsors or the World Cup — because that is where they collect a good load of money,” he said.”That is the kind of man I want to lead FIFA and he will have my support.”He also branded presidential candidate Gianni Infantino, the UEFA general secretary, a “traitor” for not standing by UEFA president Platini.advertisement”He is an absolute traitor because he kept working as if nothing was happening while his boss (Michel Platini) was between a rock and a hard place, or almost behind bars,” said Maradona.”It is very wrong to go from drawing the lots to run for FIFA president.”last_img read more

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