Donegal holiday homeowner frustrated by regular vandalism

first_imgA frustrated Donegal holiday homeowner is calling for more garda patrols and vigilance to stop local properties being attacked in the coastal village of Carrigart.It follows a garda investigation after two windows were smashed at a house in Altmore Carrigart over the weekend of 15th – 19th November.Another property owner at Altmore says this case is not an isolated issue. In the last two years, three windows at their own holiday home have been shattered on a number of occasions. No attempt was ever made to enter the house.“It’s upsetting because this is our Donegal getaway. We’ve had to invest a considerable amount of money, not only in repairing windows, but also in improving security,” the homeowner told Donegal Daily.“Our neighbour also had two windows smashed and I know of another few houses in the area that suffered similar, and indeed, more serious damage.”The holiday homeowner, who did not want to be identified, said: “I would like to highlight this because this needs to be watched by some authority. I feel that with cutbacks, gardaí can’t be out on patrol all the time. But I hope that by bringing this up that neighbours can be more vigilant.” Meanwhile, Gardaí are appealing to the public in Altmore to assist with their latest investigation of windows being broken between 15th – 19th November. If anyone can remember observing any vehicles or people in the area between those dates that arose suspicion, they are asked to call Milford Garda Station on 074-9153060.Donegal holiday homeowner frustrated by regular vandalism was last modified: November 28th, 2019 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)last_img read more

Chelsea v Stoke: Remy starts, three Blues changes, Stoke star plays

first_imgLoic Remy starts up front for Chelsea against Stoke as Diego Costa is short of fitness following a hamstring problem, while Cesar Azpilicueta and Oscar come in for Filipe Luis and Ramires. Jonathan Walters has been passed fit for the visitors despite nursing a calf problem. Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Matic, Fabregas; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Remy.Subs: Cech, Zouma, Filipe Luis, Ramires, Cuadrado, Drogba, Costa. Stoke: Begovic; Cameron, Shawcross, Wollscheid, Wilson; Ireland, Whelan, Nzonzi, Adam; Walters, Diouf.Subs: Butland, Bardsley, Pieters, Muniesa, Arnautovic, Sidwell, Crouch.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Round-up: Oscar, Phillips claim, Cook, Chelsea Ladies, Quins signing, Gould and Ouseph latest

first_imgFormer Chelsea winger Paul Canoville has told West London Sport he believes Oscar’s best role could be in the centre of the Blues’ midfield.Canoville, a crowd favourite during his five-year spell at Stamford Bridge in the 1980s, feels Oscar is wasted on the flank and that playing him in a deeper position would enable Cesc Fabregas to flourish in the number 10 role.Chelsea’s Under-21 side were in action on Wednesday evening – they thrashed Norwich 5-0 at Aldershot.Boss Guus Hiddink has backed Eden Hazard, whose performance against Paris St-Germain attracted much criticism from Chelsea fans on Twitter.Hazard has looked ell short of his best this seasonMeanwhile, former QPR winger Lee Cook has said he would like to eventually manage the club.Ex-Leeds United boss Neil Redfearn has claimed he wanted to sign QPR winger Matt Phillips and former R’s midfielder Joey Barton in the summer and that both players were interested in joining the Yorkshire club.R’s youngster Axel Prohouly has been called into the France Under-19 squad for a match against Italy being played next Wednesday.Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has apologised to supporters following the 3-0 defeat at Blackburn.Jokanovic’s side were well beaten at BlackburnBrentford have sold close to 2,000 tickets for the derby against QPR at Loftus Road on 12 March.Fran Kirby netted twice and new signing Karen Carney also scored as Chelsea Ladies thrashed Paris St-Germain’s women’s side 5-1 in a pre-season friendly.In snooker, Pinner’s Martin Gould completed his second final-frame victory in just over 12 hours to move in to the fourth round of the Welsh Open.Hounslow badminton star Rajiv Ouseph won again at the European Team Championship as England beat Bulgaria 4-1 in Kazan.And in rugby, Harlequins have signed England Sevens scrum-half Sam Egerton on a short-term deal.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Save lives, in Zenani’s honour

first_imgZoleka Mandela, the mother of Zenani,New York City mayor Michael Bloombergand Zindzi Mandela pose with the character Grover, from Sesame Street.The blue creature is the ambassador for the UN’s Decade of Action for Road Safety. Zindzi shows off the bangles that can be bought in support of the Zenani Campaign, with proceeds from sales going towards injury prevention programmes by the Road Safety Fund. (Images: The Road Safety Fund) MEDIA CONTACTS • Sam Monareng  Dept of transport communications, media  +27 12 309 3970 or +27 83 326 1521 RELATED ARTICLES • Think Pedestrian – and save lives • Cape Town’s transport system lauded • R2.2bn upgrade for SA’s rail system • Roadwork to create 400 000 jobsRay MaotaThe memory of Nelson Mandela’s great-granddaughter Zenani Mandela will live on forever and, with a new campaign recently named in her honour, will help to bring down the number of road fatalities involving children around the world.The Zenani Campaign was launched on 2 May 2012 in New York, by her mother Zoleka and grandmother, Mandela’s third daughter Zindzi.The city’s mayor Michael Bloomberg hosted a South African delegation including South Africa’s minister of transport, Sibusiso Ndebele, among others. The event was used to highlight the plight of traffic authorities globally who have the task of curbing road deaths.Zenani died in a car accident on the night of 10 June 2010 while travelling home with relatives after attending a concert that kick-started the Fifa World Cup in Johannesburg. She had just turned 13 two days before.Aims of the campaignThe campaign will fall under the UN Decade of Action for Road Safety initiative, which aims to improve the level of protection for children on roads mainly in developing countries.Among other goals, the UN campaign seeks to secure investment in safe footpaths, cycle-ways and crossing points on streets with lower speed limits, particularly around schools. It also aims to help implement new road legislation where required and encourage a bolder approach to road traffic law enforcement.Zenani will also be incorporated into the Mandela Day celebrations on 18 July 2012. On this day the world honours the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and the event calls on everybody to tap into and realise the power they have to make a positive change in their communities around the globe.Speaking at the Zenani launch, Zindzi Mandela said: “I used to think that road casualties were just a tragic fact of life, about which nothing could be done.“Demand protection for children on the roads, and let us ensure that in future, other families do not have to suffer the pain that my family has suffered.”Zoleka Mandela also called for positive action.“Other parents must not go through the pain that I am suffering and will continue to suffer. Every life we save will be a precious victory,” she said.“Every year almost 1.3-million people are killed and millions more injured on the world’s roads – and many of those victims are children. That is simply unacceptable,” said Bloomberg.“There’s a strong and growing network of organisations working around the world to implement proven interventions including tougher speeding, seat-belt and helmet rules and an increase in safe school crossings and more footpaths.”The campaign, he said, was another positive step forward in the global effort to address this issue and save lives.According to Unicef’s State of the World’s Children 2012 report, road traffic injuries claim a disproportionate number of young lives in low and middle income countries.It is common for high speed roads to be routed close to schools or through residential areas, and therefore cities must be designed in a way that reduces risk to youngsters.Pedestrians are a priorityNdebele spoke about the potential benefit of the initiative for pedestrians.“Pedestrians alone account for nearly 40% of road fatalities in our country annually,” he said.He added that at the current rate, road crashes would be the number one killer of children aged between five and 14 in Africa by 2015, overtaking malaria and HIV.To curb this, the Department of Transport launched the Think Pedestrian campaign in April with the aim of stabilising and reducing road incidents by educating drivers and pedestrians about road safety.Driven globally by the UN, in South Africa the campaign is endorsed by logistics company Eqstra and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, in support of Mandela Day.Endorsement from international starsInternational stars like supermodel Naomi Campbell and F1 star Lewis Hamilton have endorsed the Zenani Campaign.Campbell, who is close to the Mandela family, said: “There are far too many children being killed, a thousand every day. The family will never get over the pain of her loss, and we’ll never get Zenani back.“But she was such a positive little girl that she would have wanted to make a difference. In memory of Zenani Mandela, I support this campaign. Lives can be saved, and we need action right now.”Hamilton said that he supports the campaign because action is needed now to prevent more tragedies.How to get involvedTo get involved in the campaign one can become the eyes, ears and voice of the campaign by taking photos of unsafe streets and uploading them on the Make Roads Safe website.Supporters can also buy the Zenani wristband via the website, to show their solidarity with all victims of road crashes.All proceeds will be used to support road safety projects protecting children in developing countries.last_img read more

Meet the Presenter: Rosanne Rust MS, RDN Incorporating DASH Diet Principles into Everyday Living

first_imgby Lauren Sweeney MS, RDN Rosanne is owner of Rust Nutrition Services and provides nutrition communication services to the food industry and science-based medicine organizations. She helps consumers turn confusion into clarity, and mistrust into confidence. A researcher and writer at heart, Rosanne created her blog, Chew the Facts™ to help consumers decipher nutrition fact from myth, so they can relax and enjoy eating for better health. She’s co-authored several books, including topics related to the DASH diet, glycemic index, and calorie counting. A wife and mother of 3 sons, Rosanne practices what she preaches: A well-balanced life, that includes food and beverage splurges, along with an active lifestyle that includes jogging, walking, weight lifting, yoga, bike riding, golf, kayaking, hiking, boating, skiing, reading, traveling, and of course, good food shared with family and friends. Follow her on social media (@rustnutrition on Twitter or @chewthefacts on Instagram) or contact her at her website http://www.rustnutrition.com.Remember to RSVP for INCORPORATING DASH DIET PRINCIPLES INTO EVERYDAY LIVING Oct 9 at 11:00 am ET.  Dietitians earn 1.0 CPEUlast_img read more

Army foils infiltration bid, kills two ultras in Kashmir

first_imgThe Army on Saturday morning said it killed two unidentified infiltrators along the Line of control (LoC) in Machil sector of Kupwara.The soldiers manning the fence at Goutum Post near LoC had intercepted a group of militants. “After being challenged the militants opened fire triggering an encounter,” the army said. Two infiltrators were killed, said the army spokesman. The operation is on, he added.Ceasefire violationsMeanwhile, violation of ceasefire agreement by Pakistani troops continued for the second night in Jammu. A BSF spokesman said during the intervening night Pakistan troops resorted to firing with small and heavy weapons at Sai, Treva and Jabowal forward posts in Arnia Sector in Jammu.“Indian forces retaliated. The firing stopped on Saturday morning. No loss of life reported,” said the spokesman.However, some livestock were killed or Injured. “Two houses were damaged,’ said the spokesman. A BSF personnel was killed in ceasefire violation on Friday night in Jammu. Meanwhile, a Delhi court on Monday allowed the NIA to conduct custodial interrogation of two men, including a freelance photo-journalist, for three more days in alleged case of stone-throwing in Kashmir Valley and mobilising support against security personnel via the social media.last_img read more

Spiritual leader Dada J. P. Vaswani passes away at 99

first_imgNoted spiritual leader and educationist Dada J.P. Vaswani — the moral force behind the Sadhu Vaswani Mission and a tireless promoter of vegetarianism and animal rights — passed away Thursday morning aged 99, days short of his centenary.Sources at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission said, the spiritual leader has been undergoing treatment at a private hospital in the city for the past a few days and was discharged on Wednesday. However, Dada Vaswani died in the mission premises on Thursday morning.Born Jashan Pahlajrai Vaswani on August 2, 1918 in the city of Hyderabad in Sindh province (present-day Pakistan), he was a brilliant student in his youth. His M.Sc. thesis examined by Nobel Laureate, Dr. C.V Raman.Acclaimed as a humanitarian and non-sectarian leader, he later gave up a promising academic career to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, Sadhu T.L Vaswani — the legendary educationist who started the Mira Movement.In order to propagate Sadhu Vaswani’s ideas and vision, he edited three monthly journals – the Excelsior (which became a popular journal), the India Digest and the East and West series.He also served as one of the earliest Principals of the St. Mira’s College for Girls. On the death of Sadhu Vaswani in 1966, Dada J. P. Vaswani succeeded him as the head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission.Regarded as a philosopher and a modern-day saint by the Sindhi diaspora, Dada Vaswani was a familiar face on a number of spiritual television channels.Inspiring oratorAn inspiring orator who often exchanged ideas with world spiritual leaders like the Dalai Lama, Dada Vaswani’s addresses and lectures were marked by his witty parables and aphorisms that advocated practical routes to happiness in a materialistic world.He was also a prolific author, composing several hundred books on spirituality and communal harmony which have seen translations in a number of world languages including French, Spanish, German, Mandarin and Arabic.In May this year, President Ram Nath Kovind, along with a host of dignitaries include veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani, had inaugurated the Sadhu Vaswani International School which is to come up in the city’s Pradhikaran area.“He [Dada J.P. Vaswani] has dedicated every moment to the cause of humanity. He has been an ambassador of Indian tradition and culture on countless platforms, within the country and abroad, including at the United Nations,” the President had said, speaking on the occasion.In August last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had wished the spiritual leader on his 99th birthday via a video conference.A recipient of the U Thant Peace Award in April 1998, for his dedicated service to the cause of world peace, he spoke from a number of global podiums including the World Parliament of Religions in Chicago, the Global Forum of Spiritual Leaders and Parliamentarians at Kyoto, the U.N. and the British House of Commons in London.His mortal remains have been kept at the Sadhu Vaswani Mission for people to pay their last respects.last_img read more

NC, PDP irked at Governor’s remarks

first_imgJammu and Kashmir’s main regional parties — National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party — seethed on Monday at Governor Satya Pal Malik’s remarks about their respective leaders and corruption in the State. Mr. Malik, in an interview, said that NC vice-president Omar Abdullah and PDP president Mehbooba Mufti, both former Chief Ministers of the State, “agree privately that civilians should not pelt stones or rush to encounter sites but don’t say so publicly”.‘Owes me explanation’ “How does the Governor Malik know what I think about anything? Is he quoting a conversation I’ve had with him privately? Are my calls being monitored? Is my office or residence bugged? He owes me, if not Mehbooba Mufti Sahiba, an explanation,” Mr. Abdullah reacted on Twitter.“Let me say this publicly so that Governor Sahib is under no confusion — civilians should not throw stones & should not rush to encounter sites. I’m not saying this publicly for the first time and it won’t be the last time I’m saying this,” Mr. Abdullah added. On Mr. Malik’s statement that stone-pelters should be dealt severely under the law, Mr. Abdullah said, “We can’t treat stone-throwers as terrorists and randomly keep shooting them… Right now I’m curious to know how Governor Malik sahib knows what I think privately.”‘Defaming Kashmiris’Senior PDP leader Naeem Akhtar also questioned the Governor’s recent remarks on rampant corruption in Jammu and Kashmir.“The Governor’s frequent remarks end up defaming Kashmiris and vital institutions of the State and for him every Kashmiri is a thief. It is very unfortunate that he is grudging the people of Kashmir even for having a house. Going by his (Mr. Malik’s statements), it comes out that anybody who is owning a big or a small house in Kashmir has to be dishonest,” said Mr. Akhtar. He added that rather than making such sweeping statements about the entire people of Kashmir, there should be a list of such suspects, action is initiated against them, inquiry is held and those people are made to face the law.In another development, J&K Bank and the State Public Service Commission have denied allegations of corruption in the recruitments which the Governor had flagged.last_img read more

Nets Fire Coach, Reassign GM

first_imgBROOKLYN — The Brooklyn Nets fired coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King on Sunday in the midst of their worst season since moving from New Jersey.The Nets said assistant Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach, and the GM position will remain open until a replacement is hired.The Nets have lost four in a row overall and nine straight at home, where attendance has dwindled at the $1 billion Barclays Center. The Nets had made the playoffs every year since relocating for the 2012-13 season, but they are 10-27, better only than the league-worst Philadelphia 76ers.King had been GM since 2010, orchestrating a number of high-profile moves that led to just one playoff series victory. Hollins was in his second season as coach.“It’s clear from our current state of affairs that we need new leadership,” owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. “With the right basketball management and coach in place, we are going to create a winning culture and identity and give Brooklyn a team that it can be proud of and enjoy watching.”King worked hard to fulfill Prokhorov’s goal of winning a championship within five years of buying the team in 2010, making blockbuster trades that brought in Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett.Only Johnson remains, as the Nets decided to cut costs after at one point owning the largest payroll in league history. But they haven’t been competitive now and have little hope of a quick fix in the future, as their first-round pick next season goes to Boston as part of the payment from the deal that brought Pierce and Garnett in 2013.“At every step of the way, he has been aggressive in his quest to build a winning team and has been a key factor toward the Nets making the playoffs for each of the last three seasons,” Prokhorov said of King, who was in the last year of his contract.Prokhorov is scheduled to hold a news conference Monday.King has been criticized for making deals with no regard for future ramifications, starting with the 2011 trade with Utah for Williams, whose contract was bought out last summer with two years remaining. Another swap with Portland for Gerald Wallace cost the Nets the pick that turned into Damian Lillard, and they don’t control their own first-round choice until 2019 thanks to the trade with Boston.Hollins went 48-71 and, like predecessors Avery Johnson, P.J. Carlesimo and Jason Kidd, didn’t last long in Brooklyn. The former Memphis Grizzlies coach got the Nets to the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference last season, but they dropped their first seven games in this one and haven’t won at home in a month.Those home struggles and a roster loaded with lesser names have created a big drop in interest in Brooklyn, where there have been empty seats all over the arena this season. It will be hard for the new regime to change much quickly, unless the Nets can score a big name in free agency.Prokhorov thanked the fans in his statement and said bright days are ahead.“We have learned a great deal during the past six years and our experiences will guide us for the future,” he said.BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

10 months agoVan Dijk appreciates ‘bond’ with Liverpool fans

first_imgVan Dijk appreciates ‘bond’ with Liverpool fansby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool defender Virgil van Dijk admits he feels a close “bond” with the fans.Thursday marks the first anniversary of the Reds agreeing a record-breaking £75million deal with Southampton for the Dutch centre-back.“I definitely feel the bond we have with the supporters,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.“It’s about being normal. We’re not better than anyone else. We are all human beings and the manager is also putting that out as well.“He has been loved by everyone and I think it is because he has been himself. As a player, he will give you his honest opinion and be straight with you. It’s who he is.“I’m obviously aware of my song the fans have created for me. It’s brilliant. Like everyone else, I first saw it on Twitter. Now I’ve heard it in the last few games.“It means a lot to me and to have such a great song already is fantastic. It’s recognition of how things have been going and I am very proud to have a song. I can’t tell you how great it is to hear my name being sung in the stadium.“I have a good relationship with the fans and I see their comments on social media from time to time. For a club like Liverpool, you need to give your blood, sweat and tears on the pitch and if you do that then I think you will be adored because you’ve done everything possible to win the game.“It feels like it is an exciting time at Liverpool. Since I have been here, I have had some fantastic moments with this team.“With the help of all my team-mates, the staff and the fans, I believe it can only get better and hopefully we are going to achieve amazing things with the group for all the fans supporting us throughout the world.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more