Portmore cautious ahead of big clash with MoBay United

first_img Consistency Former champions Montego Bay United will be hoping to continue in the form with which they ended the first round when they play away to Portmore United today in the Red Stripe Premier League. The most consistent team in the league over the past two seasons has gone to the finals in both years. They lost their opening match handsomely at home to Portmore United, but have been unbeaten since. Montego Bay’s good run was guided by their American coach, Tim Hankinson, who gave up the post right after the team’s final round-one game, a 3-0 win over Rivoli United. Today, according to club owner Orville Powell, the players will take orders from Dillon Thelwell, Locksley Reid and Norman Foster. This arrangement, Powell said, is a temporary one until a permanent coach is found. Today’s Games – 8:40 p.m.: Cavalier vs Tivoli Gardens at Stadium East – 3 p.m.: Boys’ Town vs Harbour View at Barbican Stadium – 5 p.m.: Humble Lion vs Reno at Effortville Community Centre – 3 p.m.: Portmore United vs Montego Bay United at Juici Park – 3 p.m.: UWI FC vs Arnett Gardens at UWI Bowl, Mona – 3 p.m.: Waterhouse vs Rivoli United at Drewsland Stadium Tomorrow’s game Portmore United, on the other hand, is hoping that consistency will get them through. “We are not trying to set unrealistic expectations. Montego Bay United are on a good run so one cannot look past that, but as I always say, we just need to be consistent and the rest will take care of itself,” Portmore United’s co-coach, Jeffrey Hewitt, told The Sunday Gleaner. The promoted team, while they did not have the form of Montego Bay United, finished the round in second position. This is close enough to where they wanted to be. “In terms of where we wanted to be at the end of the first round, we are somewhat there. We have no major injuries; just one or two niggles which will be sorted out, so that is a good thing. The spirit is high, (there is) a lot of confidence in the team,” Hewitt explained. The coach has good reason to feel optimistic as former Calabar High School star, Jovan East, found his scoring boots and has been firing them to victories. East, Hewitt said, missed a part of the preseason, which resulted in him being introduced late. While East has been firing for Portmore United, Montego Bay United will be looking to the attacking trio of Dino Williams, Owayne Gordon and Allan Ottey. At Barbican, Boys’ Town will be aiming to add another prized scalp to their collection when they host the inconsistent Harbour View, while Humble Lion will be hoping to put last week’s 2-1 loss to Waterhouse behind them by inflicting another defeat on the sliding Reno. UWI FC took care of Tivoli Gardens, 5-2, last week and are aiming at doing the same to their neighbours when they host defending champions Arnett Gardens, who are being kept afloat by the goalscoring run of Kemal Malcolm. Waterhouse recorded their third victory last week, their second under Anthony Patrick, and home advantage should help their cause when Rivoli United visit this afternoon. On Monday night, the resurgent Cavalier will be hoping to record one more home victory when they host Tivoli Gardens, who will be looking to restore lost pride. Standings Teams P W D L GF GA GD Pts MoBay Utd 11 7 3 1 25 9 16 24 Portmore 11 6 3 2 10 7 3 21 Humble Lion 11 5 3 3 9 8 1 18 Arnett Gdns 11 5 2 4 16 9 7 17 Boys’ Town 11 4 3 4 12 16 -4 15 Tivoli Gdns 11 4 5 4 16 16 0 14 H View 11 3 5 3 12 12 0 14 Reno FC 11 3 5 3 12 13 -1 14 Cavalier 11 3 3 5 5 9 -4 12 UWI FC 11 3 3 5 11 17 -6 12 Rivoli 11 3 1 7 8 15 -7 10 Waterhouse 11 3 1 7 8 15 -7 10last_img read more

‘Study Vaccine Highly Successful’

first_img“This is the third week of the study vaccine. We now have 540 persons including those who have been vaccinated and others who have signed up to take the vaccine.” This is Dr. Stephen B. Kennedy, Co-principal investigator of Partnership for Research on Ebola Vaccines in Liberia (PREVAIL), a joint Liberia-US partnership for the clinical Ebola vaccine study in Liberia, beaming with smiles as he told our Health Desk of the success of the study vaccine.This Liberia-U.S. joint clinical research partnership aims at studying common infectious diseases in Liberia and developing Liberian clinical research capacity.Providing updates to the Observer in an exclusive interview at his 12th Street office in Sinkor yesterday, Dr. Kennedy disclosed that his team is waiting for the last 60 persons to sign up or volunteer for the study vaccine. The 60 will complete the 600 figure which was earmarked for the second phase of the trial vaccine study that is ongoing in Liberia. This phase is to last for six weeks.According to Dr. Kennedy, 104 volunteers were vaccinated in the first week, which began on February 2. In the second week, because of the Armed Forces Day holiday, 96 were seen. Weeks one and two represent at least 34 percent of the total enrollment for the study vaccine.He stated that 336 volunteers, who have all gone through the formalities leading up to being inoculated, now have their tickets and are just waiting to be vaccinated.The PREVAIL Co-investigator disclosed to our Health Correspondent that by the end of today or tomorrow, the enrollment process will stop because all 600 persons for this phase would have been admitted.“This is highly successful because of the mass turnout from volunteers, who are coming everyday to be a part of the study,” he stated referring to the success of the vaccine.Vaccine Side EffectsDr. Kennedy, who was one of the volunteers to participate in the trial process, said in the first week, at least 42 episodes of “typical side effects” were reported to the study team.“Episode does not mean 42 persons reporting symptoms but one person reporting one, two or three side effects like slight joint pains, headache, and fever. So in week one, we received at least 42 reports from some of the volunteers.”According to him, most of these side effects are also associated with some of the other everyday drugs presently in existence.“I, too, was vaccinated in week one. I reported headache and fever as side effects. Dr. Francis Kateh, too, reported the same symptoms,” Dr. Kennedy told the Observer. He said those effects only lasted for at most 24 hours and they were gone.The PREVAIL Co-principal investigator further stated that in week two, only 11 episodes were reported to the study team. He assumed that the difference between the first and second weeks’ side effects reports is due to “the issue of anxiety in the first week. Since that was the first week and the trial was just beginning, people were a bit anxious.”He disclosed that the percentage of side effect episodes reported in Liberia is far “significantly lower” than the one that was reported in other countries, including US, Mali, Switzerland, where the first phase of the trial took place.He said that with this “significantly lower” episode reports, there were several things to point to, including the “vaccines being highly safe.”Purpose of the TrialDr. Kennedy said the purpose of the study vaccine in Liberia, which is the hardest hit Ebola nation, is to establish if the vaccine is safe over a longer time, to also establish the body’s Immune System’s response to the vaccine and how long the vaccine lasts in the body.He also stated that at the end of this six-week phase two trial, his team will be able to determine the efficacy (effectiveness) of the vaccine.He said that in phase one, which was conducted outside Liberia, the study team wanted to determine the safety of the vaccine and to also know the appropriate dose for the phase two trial.Third and Final PhaseLike the second phase, Liberia is again going to be the first nation to begin the third and final phase of the vaccine trial exercises. This phase is set to begin in May of this year and expected to last at least a year, according to Dr. Kennedy. PREVAIL and her US partners have planned to enroll at least 27,000 volunteers to take part.However, Dr. Kennedy said, depending on how effective the vaccine will be the World Health Organization (WHO) can hasten this phase and reduce the one-year trial phase.He further disclosed that this phase will also be conducted in Sierra Leone and Guinea, which are the other two worst Ebola hit nations.Liberia’s Role and What It Stands to Benefit“Do we always just want to be receivers and not contributors, too? We need to go down in history as contributors to global public health. From this we are going to be recognized as contributors to global public health,” Dr. Kennedy told our Health Desk.He maintained that if they were to establish that the vaccine works, some quantity of the drugs would be given to Liberia for use in case of any future outbreak.He also stated that Liberia stands to also benefit from royalties from the sale of the drug in the future.About the VaccineThe process leading up to the vaccine trial started in August 2014 when the then Minister of Health & Social Welfare, Dr. Walter Gwenigale wrote a letter to the U.S. Secretary of Health, Sylvia Burwell, to ask for a Liberia-U.S. collaboration to conduct clinical research to develop vaccines and treatments for Ebola.The vaccine study took off in October 2014 when the two governments formed a partnership with the goal to learn more about Ebola, find a vaccine to prevent it, and treatments that can heal people coming down with it.The Ebola vaccine study is sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), which is a part of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).The study assesses the safety and effectiveness of two test vaccines that are designed to prevent Ebola.This study of Ebola vaccines at the Redemption Hospital is funded by the Liberian Ministry of Health and the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the vaccines being tested are ChAd3-EBO-Z, which is made by GlaxoSmithKline, and the other, Rvsv-ZEBOV, made by Merck and NewLink.The study is designed to determine if a single dose of a test vaccine will prevent the Ebola virus disease (EVD).The clinical trial is led by Dr. Stephen Kennedy, MD, MPH, FLCP, (Liberia Co-Principal Investigator), and Dr.  H. Clifford Lane, (M.D) Clinical Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health.Before the volunteers are inoculated, they receive a detailed explanation of the purpose of the study, what procedures the study entails (e.g., collection of urine and blood samples), the side effects or discomforts that could occur after receiving the vaccination, and any possible benefit that could come from their participation. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Trafficking of minors cases increases – TIP Taskforce head admits

first_imgFollowing the recent release of the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons 2018 Report, acting Coordinator of the Ministerial Taskforce on TIP, Oliver Profitt, has revealed that there has been, last year, an increase in the number of trafficking cases involving minors.While the US report did not specifically deal with child labour, it outlined that a total of 131 TIP offenders were identified in 2017 — 65 were for sex trafficking, 35 for labour trafficking, and 31 for both forms.At a press conference held on Friday to discuss the report, Profitt detailed that there were eight cases of minors under the age of 12 who were victims of trafficking last year. This is compared to one case recorded from 2014 to 2016.Ministerial Taskforce on TIP, Oliver ProfittEven more disturbing, the Taskforce coordinator added, is that there might be more than eight such cases. “I’m not sure how much our statistics would have reflected the actual situation in terms of minors,” he told reporters when questioned about cases involving minors.Nevertheless, the State Department’s 2018 TIP report, which was released on Thursday, has cited several headways Guyana has made over the past year, but also highlighted that the numbers of trafficking investigations and new prosecutions have decreased, while the number of successful convictions remain low.The US report outlined that only four new trafficking investigations – two for sex trafficking and two for labour trafficking – were launched last year. Additionally, there were 17 prosecutions, 12 of which were initiated in previous reporting periods, and there were two convictions. This is compared to 19 investigations, 19 prosecutions, and two convictions in 2016.At Friday’s press conference, Profitt, lamented the challenges the TIP Taskforce faces, high among which is the access to hinterland communities, given the country’s geographical expanse.“It’s not easy to move around this country… Just to get to a place to do some awareness sessions, or to get to a place for the Police to do their investigation, orfor the Police to respond to a report, is not very easy to get to… It can be difficult to move around, and certain areas are harder to reach than others; so, getting there with an ATV or moving with an eight-man team, you won’t necessarily have the resources to have eight ATVs at all times,” he pointed out. However, the Taskforce Coordinator noted that while hinterland communities are vulnerable to high prevalence of TIP activities, Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) is leading in terms of the highest number of cases, followed by Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni).“We look at [statistics] in terms of both where the crime is committed and where the victims originated from. So we would have seen on both of those lists that Region Four is on top, [but] we must take into consideration (that) the population of Region Four is much higher than the other regions. But in terms of where the victims originated from, we would have seen in the statistics coming out of the Police Force, we would have seen that Region One [Barima-Waini] would have been right there behind Region Four,” he noted.In regard to foreign TIP victims, Profitt noted that they, too, represent a high percentage of the cases. Police statistics also recorded 41 alleged TIP cases in 2014; fifty-on in 2015, 98 in 2016 and 50 in 2017.Moreover, the Taskforce revealed last week that Guyana has recorded 68 cases of alleged TIP already for 2018, of which Latin American nationals are the majority of the victims, with Venezuela heading the list.On the other hand, the State Department’s 2018 TIP Report highlighted that despite increased efforts to identify and protect trafficking victims, assistance to those vulnerable people remains insufficient, especially in areas outside the capital, and for child and male victims.Profitt confirmed at the press briefing that the shelter outside of Georgetown caters only for adult females, and not children or males. The report recommended that funding for the provision of such services be made available.Another recommendation was for the provision of “additional protection for victims to testify against traffickers in a way that minimises re-traumatisation”, and according to Profitt, the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) is leading efforts of the Taskforce to come up with ways to address this.last_img read more

Drivers slapped with DUI, causing death charges

first_imgKieron Deodat, 25, of Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice (WCB), was slapped with a causing death by dangerous driving charge and appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Deodat, who is a sales representative at Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), is accused of causing the death of Jason Marques during a two-vehicle smash-up on Sunday, September 30, 2018.The charge read that on September 30, 2018 at Carmichael and Middle Streets, Georgetown, he drove motor vehicle PRR 4249 in a manner dangerous to the public causing the death of Jason Marques.In court on Monday, there were no objections to the defendant being granted his pre-trial liberty and as such, he was released on $350,000 bail. The case will continue on October 11, 2018. Meanwhile, also on Monday, Deodat appeared before Georgetown Magistrate Marissa Mittelholzer where he was charged for driving under the influence (DUI). He denied that charge and was released on $25,000 bail.Meanwhile, Deon Jerrick, who was the driver of pick-up truck PMM 528, which was also involved in the collision, was also granted bail by Magistrate Mittelholzer for driving under the influence.He was also charged for driving vehicle PMM 528 with glass tinted beyond the legally prescribed Visible Light Transmission percentage. Jerrick denied the charges. He was released on $35,000 bail. The cases will continue on November 14, 2018.last_img read more

Farmer charged for attempting to kill reputed wife

first_imgThe farmer who allegedly attacked and severely chopped his reputed wife about her body on February 24, 2019 was on Wednesday slapped with an attempted murder charge and appeared at the Cove and John Magistrates’ Courts.Fazal Oosman, of Lot 1 Hand en Veldt, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara (ECD), stood before Magistrate Fabayo Azore.The 39-year-old man was remanded to prison, and the case was expected to continue on May 3, 2019 at the Mahaica Magistrate’s Court.Twenty-two-year-old Vashti Mahase was accompanied by a Rural Constable to Oosman’s home on February 24 to serve him with a restraining order, but he allegedly whipped out his cutlass and dealt her several chops to her face, hand, back and other parts of the body. As the attack was launched on the woman, the Rural Constable ran away.Fazal OosmanThe bleeding woman was then picked up by neighbours and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital.According to the mother of the young woman, Zorina Mahase, her daughter, a mother of two, was involved in an abusive relationship with Oosman, which she ended.However, she said that the defendant has reportedly threatened her daughter’s life since the relationship ended.After committing the act, Oosman had escaped, but was subsequently arrested several days later after hiding in Good Hope, ECD.last_img read more

Traffic aids suspect in getaway

first_imgUntil the chase started, this day in the life of Valley traffic officers was nearly two hours of sitting in stop-and-go traffic. Sure there was the shirtless man arrested earlier for punching a woman in the ear after a tiny fender bender. And there was a grimy pickup truck that got impounded for 30 days because the driver had no license, and a steamy Commuter Express bus that stalled on a busy roadway. It was all predictable commuter troubles that you see every day driving around. But seeing traffic-choked roads ruin law enforcement efforts to get the bad guy – and in the end, help him get away – raises questions about urban planning. Bustos wondered if fire and police departments are even considered when developers slap up homes without widening the roads. With 1.8 million people residing in the Valley and making their own traffic simply by living here, the roads are even more jam packed by commuters from far-reaching suburbs getting off the clogged freeways and looking for shortcuts on local streets. “It’s part of what we see going from point A to point B,” said Bustos. “It’s part of our community.” sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818)713-3746 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At the outset of the chase, a sea of cars had snarled Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who were earlier patrolling the Orange Line when they checked the license plates on the van and discovered it was stolen. Police might not have gotten to the van for hours had bewildered families not noticed the man hopping out of the still-moving van, which ambled into a white iron fence outside a house on Haynes Street. They eventually flagged down authorities. But not even a team of energetic K-9s and brawny deputies toting high-powered rifles could sniff out the barefoot fugitive in the neighborhood. The only clues he left behind were a Darth Vader mask strapped to the passenger seat headrest and a baseball cap resting on top. Detective Bill Bustos, my tour guide Monday to Valley traffic crime, said the mask might have been used as a disguise in robberies. If you hop in your own car and join millions of commuters on busy L.A. thoroughfares during rush hour, you’ll come to this conclusion: Traffic sucks for everyone. But if you hitch a ride with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division and join the gridlock, you’ll discover this: Crooks love traffic – and move a lot faster through it than the rest of us. Take the guy driving a stolen van on Monday near Woodley Avenue and Victory Boulevard. He not only managed to maneuver through slow-moving cars to lose a convoy of black-and-white patrol cars pursuing him, but he was able to ditch the van, scramble away shoeless and disappear into a residential neighborhood. last_img read more

RELIEF FOR MOTORIST AS €30,000 JEEP RESCUED FROM RISING TIDES ON BEACH

first_imgSUNK! The jeep was filling with waterTHE tide was coming in thick and fast.And with every second that passed, more water poured into an expensive jeep as it remained sunk in the sands at Ballyheirnan Beach, Fanad.The owner had reversed his vehicle into the water, with a Jetski on the trailer. But the unforgiving sands gave way – and the owner began to get that sinking feeling.To the rescue came the kind-hearted owner of a transit van who reversed into position – and promptly became stuck too.Tractors were sent for and calls were made.However local people arrived and managed to attach a rope to the jeep and pull it ashore, water flowing back out of the vehicle from the rear doors. Job done, attention turned to the van.And ironically the jeep came to the rescue, tying a rope to the van and towing it towards drier, safer sands.Just another day at the beach!STUCK! THE VAN WHICH WENT TO THE RESCUE GETS SUCKED INTO THE SANDSHOT! LOCALS HELPED AND HELPED…. PANIC OVER:  RELIEF FOR MOTORIST AS €30,000 JEEP RESCUED FROM RISING TIDES ON BEACH was last modified: July 15th, 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:000 JEEP RESCUED FROM BEACHBallyheirnan beachFanadRELIEF FOR MOTORIST AS €30last_img read more

Datebook

first_imgFRIDAY: Take a deeper look into astronomy on a moderate star-gazing hike at 6 p.m., Temescal Gateway Park, Pacific Palisades. Park is located near Temescal Canyon Road and Sunset Boulevard. Escape down the rabbit hole with the Young Artists Ensemble’s ongoing production of “Alice in Wonderland,” 7:30 p.m. at Theatre on the Hill, 403 W. Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks. Tickets: $9.50-$13.50. The play will run through Feb. 19. Call (805) 381-1246. The Tokyo-based dance/opera ensemble Pappa Tarahumara will debut at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall, University of California, Los Angeles. Tickets: $20-$42. Call (310) 825-2101 or visit www.uclalive.org. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card 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

Senate backs Hayden for CIA in strong bipartisan showing

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – Gen. Michael Hayden won confirmation to be the 20th CIA director Friday in a lopsided Senate vote, placing a career Air Force officer in charge of the civilian spy agency that is grappling with intelligence reform at home as well as al-Qaida and other international threats. The Senate approved Hayden in under three weeks by a vote of 78-15. He is expected to be sworn in next week. Breaking with the White House, Senate Judiciary Chairman Arlen Specter voted against the four-star general. The Pennsylvania Republican said he was protesting the administration’s failure to inform Congress of intelligence operations, particularly its warrantless surveillance program. “I have no quarrel with General Hayden,” Specter said on the Senate floor. On the final day before a weeklong Memorial Day break, the Senate rushed through a string of nominations, including former Idaho Gov. Dirk Kempthorne as interior secretary, R. David Paulison as the new chief of the embattled Federal Emergency Management Agency and former U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. President Bush called Hayden a patriot and dedicated public servant whose experience makes him the right choice to head the CIA at a critical time. “Winning the war on terror requires that America have the best intelligence possible, and his strong leadership will ensure that we do,” Bush said of Hayden in a written statement. For just over a year, Hayden served as the top deputy to National Intelligence Director John Negroponte. He was National Security Agency director for the six years before that, beginning in 1999. Through that role, Hayden became a key figure in the debate about Bush’s post-9/11 directive ordering the NSA to monitor – without court approval – the calls and e-mails of Americans when one party is overseas and terrorism is suspected. Hayden’s defenders say he was relying on the advice of top government lawyers. Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who voted against Hayden, praised his ability to distill complicated issues into clear briefings for policymakers. But Feingold said he has a problem with the Bush administration’s surveillance, which he considers illegal. “My concerns were about this administration’s attitude about the law, which Gen. Hayden adopted,” Feingold said in an interview. “That is unacceptable to me.” On Friday, Vice President Dick Cheney said at the Naval Academy’s commencement that the program is “fully consistent with the constitutional responsibilities and the legal authorities of the president.” He called the program “essential.” Hayden, 61, is the first military officer to run the CIA in 25 years, when retired Adm. Stansfield Turner was in charge. Some lawmakers questioned whether now is the right time for a uniformed officer to head the CIA, as the Pentagon assumes an increasingly dominant role in intelligence collection and analysis. At his confirmation hearing, Hayden sought to assure lawmakers he would be independent from his military superiors, but he said he would consider how his uniform affects his relationship with CIA personnel. If it were to get in the way, he said, “I’ll make the right decision.” The administration had to fill the CIA position after the sudden resignation on May 5 of Director Porter Goss, who had disputes with Negroponte and Hayden over the agency’s direction. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., considers Hayden “eminently qualified.” He said most of his committee’s members are not too concerned about Hayden or his relationship to the NSA program. “He is probably recognized by Congress as the best briefer and the best person who has ever come to a hearing on intelligence,” Roberts said. Among other confirmations: -Paulison has served as acting FEMA director since September, taking over the beleaguered agency two weeks after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast. The way was cleared for his confirmation after Sen. Jim Bunning, R-Ky., ended his stall on the nomination because of a dispute over the agency’s flood insurance program. -Kempthorne’s confirmation overcame objections from a small number of Democrats. The two-term Idaho governor and former Republican U.S. senator won approval on a voice vote after eight Democratic senators registered their opposition in an earlier test vote. -Portman, the U.S. trade representative and a former GOP congressman from Cincinnati, will succeed White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten as director of the White House Office of Management and Budget. He was confirmed without opposition. -Susan Schwab’s nomination to replace Portman as the president’s top trade negotiator ran into trouble. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said he bar a vote until Schwab – now a deputy trade representative – explained how the administration planned to get China to remove barriers that limit the ability of U.S. and other foreign financial service firms to do business in China. -White House aide Brett Kavanaugh, after a three-year wait, was confirmed on a 57-36 vote as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which has often served as a stepping stone to the Supreme Court. -Dale Klein, Gregory Jaczko and Peter Lyons were confirmed as members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Bush plans to appoint Klein chairman of the commission. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2160Want 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

WERE YOU A WINNER IN THE FINN HARPS MONSTER DRAW?

first_imgThe 2011 Finn Harps Monster Draw took place at the Finn Valley AC on Saturday night last. Former Republic of Ireland and Liverpool player, Ronnie Whelan, conducted the draw. Well done to all the winners.The winners were as follows:1st Prize – €5000 – Alesia Doherty, c/o Blain Curtis, Derry. 2nd Prize – €1000 Shopping Voucher – Michael Gallagher, Belmullet Road, Co. Mayo.3rd Prize – 42″ TV – Patrick Gallagher, Killygordon, Co. Donegal.4th Prize – Toshiba Laptop – Paul Hegarty, Groz, Austria.5th Prize – €300 – Anthony Murtagh, c/o Twin Towns Boxing Club, Co. Donegal. 6th Prize – €150 – Derek Roulston, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal.7th Prize – 500 Litres Oil – Ann Griffin, Glenfin, Co. Donegal.8th Prize – €150 – Marion Lyons, Lifford, Co. Donegal.9th Prize – B&B Galway Bay Hotel – Lorraine McGinty, Killygordon, Co. Donegal.10th Prize – Two Nights B&B Villa Rose Ballybofey – John Montgomery, Carrigart, Co. Donegal. The club would like to thank everyone who made the draw a huge success. Thanks to all who bought and sold tickets. A special word of thanks to the supporters of all the other League of Ireland clubs who bought tickets in the draw.WERE YOU A WINNER IN THE FINN HARPS MONSTER DRAW? was last modified: December 5th, 2011 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:Finn Harps Monster Draw winnerslast_img read more