Sourav Ganguly: India should play pink ball cricket in every series henceforth

first_imgAdvertisement 904a2nNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs65iWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Es4r0( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) qgnWould you ever consider trying this?😱z3jbzCan your students do this? 🌚aqdRoller skating! Powered by Firework BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly is of the opinion that India should play at least one pink ball test match in every series. “I feel this is the way forward. Not every Test, but at least one Test in a series,” he said. Stadiums have been witnessing less crowds lately and seldom do the matches sell-out, but there was an increase in the audience after the Day-Night Test series launched. After hosting Bangladesh last month for the Day-Night test match, Ganguly strongly believes that the pink ball game is here to stay.Advertisement The match was hosted last month at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, and was a complete sellout. All the tickets for the first four days were sold out.Advertisement Ex India team captain, Ganguly, is the reason behind India embracing the Day-Night Test series.  After the successful event in Kolkata, more stadiums in India are now willing to host Day-Night. While the BCCI President is keen on India playing more pink ball matches, current Indian team captain, Virat Kohli seemed to think differently. Kohli enjoyed taking part in the match, and the new Test format, but he does not want it to become a regular feature. Advertisement He was quoted as saying, “I think (day-night Tests) can be a one-off thing, it should not be a regular scenario.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Murphy Gives Green Light to Non-Essential Construction, Retail

first_imgAnd while Murphy says the state is “confident” that it can maintain its social distancing standards through these next steps, New Jersey is “still not in the endzone” in defeating the virus. To help get there, the state outlined a contact tracing program on Tuesday to reach out to individuals who may have been exposed to the virus. By Allison Perrine “All safety protocols mustbe clearly posted at the jobsite so workers will knowthat their health and safetyis priority number one,” saidMurphy. The announcements come as trends show that since the peak of the virus, from April 10 through 15, new hospitalizations are down 65 percent, from 409 cases April 10 to 301 cases May 12. The total number of hospitalizations are down 48 percent, from 6,391 April 15 to 4,250 May 12. And patients in intensive care units and on ventilators are both down “significantly,” said Murphy, dropping 37 percent and 42 percent, respectively. On Wednesday, Murphy announced that he will allow the restart of nonessential construction and the opening of nonessential retail stores for curbside pickup only, effective Monday at 6 a.m. He is also permitting drive-thru and drive-in events to take place under social distancing guidelines, effective immediately. This permits drive-in movie screenings or religious services as long as individuals remain in their vehicles. The concept of the program is not new to the state, the governor added, as it has been utilized during “other efforts” to battle communicable diseases. The only thing that differs, he said, is the scope and the scale of the program. “In other words, we’re going to have to use contact tracing unlike its ever been deployed before.” “We’re moving slowly and deliberately because any misstep risks further outbreaks,” said the governor. “If we transpose public health and economic health, or if we jump the gun, it is quite clear experts from all persuasions in New Jersey… and in the United States and in the world will tell you that you risk reigniting this fire.” NEW JERSEY – Gov. Phil Murphy has preached that “public health creates economic health” and that “data determines dates” on when he will reopen the state. Now, as public health and data continue to improve showing fewer COVID-19 infections, the governor is easing some social distancing restrictions and executive orders. On April 6 when the state first shared its worst projections, officials were preparing for more than 36,000 hospitalizations, 9,000 ICU patients and 7,500 patients on ventilators. But thanks to social distancing efforts of New Jersey residents, that “never really came close,” said Murphy. As of Wednesday, the total number of positive COVID-19 cases statewide is 141,560, with 9,702 total deaths. Additionally, Murphy said that April revenue collections for the state are down nearly 60 percent compared to last April, an unprecedented $3.5 billion, due to the virus shut-downs. ALLISON PERRINE Sandy Hook reopened to the public Saturday, May 9, and locals are now encouraged to enjoy the nice weather while adhering to social distancing mandates. “We are beginning thecareful process of restartingour economy and getting ourstate on the road back,” saidMurphy. Once construction sites reopen Monday, workers will be required to wear face coverings and employers must prevent overcrowding on the site and prohibit nonessential visitors. Employers will also be required to stagger work hours and breaks and ensure proper sanitation protocols are being adhered to. Looking ahead to potential next steps for reopening the state, Murphy said he and state Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli are working with doctors and hospitals throughout the state to develop a responsible plan to reopen facilities for elective surgeries. He hopes to announce the plan in the coming days. “Testing on its own is notenough. We also have to havethe infrastructure in place tofully follow up on those tests,and to reach out to those whomay have been exposed toCOVID-19 by someone whotests positive in the future,”said Murphy. The article originally appeared in the May 14 – 20, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Lillard’s 26, Napier’s hot hands lift Blazers past Magic

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Damian Lillard led the Blazers with 26 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, but it was Napier who was the difference as Portland went to a three-guard lineup. Napier was 5 for 5 from 3-point range.“He killed us. Five for five from the 3, played a terrific basketball game,” Magic coach Frank Vogel said about Napier. “They went smaller than we were. They went small, but we went even smaller.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneCJ McCollum added 24 points and Portland finished 4-2 on its six-game homestand.Evan Fournier had 22 points for the Magic, who lost their third straight. Nikola Vucevic had 11 points and 10 rebounds.The Magic trailed by 11 points during the third quarter, but Fournier’s 3-pointer put the Magic up 81-80 with 6:52 left in the game. Portland reclaimed the lead on consecutive baskets from Jusuf Nurkic and Maurice Harkless. LeBron scores 31 points as Cavaliers top Hornets Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Napier, a first-round pick out of UConn in 2014 who has played for three different teams, averaged 4.1 points and 9.7 minutes last season. In the past four games for the Blazers, he’s averaging 12.5 points and more than 20 minutes a game.Orlando was without J.J. Augustin (left hamstring) for the seventh straight game and Jonathan Isaac (right ankle) for the second game.The Magic stretched its lead to 38-26 early in the second quarter on Jonathan Simmons’ layup. But the Blazers found their shot and ended the half on a 17-0 run, capped by McCollum’s driving layup, to lead 51-47 at the break. McCollum led all scorers at halftime with 16 points.The two teams both scored 24 points in the third quarter, and Portland led 75-51 going into the final period. Shelvin Mack made consecutive baskets to pull the Magic within 79-78.TIP INS:Magic: Fournier has scored in double figures a team-high 14 times this season. … Simmons went into the game ranked fourth in the NBA for scorers off the bench, averaging 15.1 points. He finished with 16 against the Blazers. … Vucevic’s double-double was his fifth this season.Trail Blazers: Lillard passed Mychal Thompson (9,215 points) for eighth on the team’s all-time scoring list. … Al-Farouq Aminu missed his sixth game with a right ankle injury.MORE SHABAZZ: Napier is just the third Blazer to make five 3-pointers off the bench when making all of his attempts. He’s the only reserve to do it in the league this season.UP NEXTMagic: Returns home to host Utah on Saturday night.Blazers: Visits Sacramento on Friday night. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READcenter_img Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard drives to the basket on Orlando Magic forward Evan Fournier during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. The Blazers won 99-94. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)PORTLAND, Ore. — Shabazz Napier is clearly comfortable in his role this season.“I think you just go out there and play with a free mind, and just enjoy it,” said Portland’s reserve guard, who had a season-high 19 points in the Trail Blazers’ 99-94 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson McCollum’s 3-pointer extended the Blazers’ lead to 87-83 with 4:30 to go. After Napier’s 3-pointer, McCollum added another, and the Blazers led 95-86 with 1:43 left. Orlando couldn’t catch up.The Magic were playing the last of a four-game road trip. Orlando went into the game with two straight losses, including 110-100 at Golden State on Monday.The Blazers were coming off a confidence-boosting 99-82 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday that snapped a two-game skid. Portland’s offense had been stagnant, especially in close games.Blazers coach Terry Stotts tweaked the starting lineup, inserting rookie Caleb Swanigan, who made his second straight start. But after playing just five minutes in the first half, Pat Connaughton started the second and the Blazers found success with three guards.Napier took on the role in the fourth quarter as the Blazers went small.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

GuySuCo bonus not a novel idea as industry production edges higher

first_imgDear Editor,The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has recognised that several sections of the media have reported that the Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc (GuySuCo) is seeking to pay workers what it deems as a bonus arising from its higher level of sugar production this year.For the thousands of sugar workers still employed by the Corporation, the news that the sugar company is considering such an idea was indeed welcome, and, at the same time, it was received with some skepticism.The bonus, as the Corporation terms it, is by no means a new initiative. In fact, the arrangement under consideration is identical to the Annual Production Incentive (API) scheme which was suspended for a few years now. The API, as GAWU shared before, dates back to colonial times, and is a form of deferred earnings premised on annual sugar production.For the workers, the fact that the Corporation has offered such an incentive is a clear indication that their collective voices and actions could not be ignored by the GuySuCo hierarchy, and possibly by the powers-that-be.As the Corporation’s release pointed out, the industry is nearing its revised 2018 production target. It is welcome news for the industry, and is a clear demonstration of the commitment of the workers, whose dedicated efforts have allowed the GuySuCo to reach where it is today.We noted, too, that the Corporation, in its release, acknowledged this reality. Moreover, the GAWU believes such performances need to be rewarded, as the Corporation seemingly recognizes as well.At this time, the Union and the GuySuCo are engaged in discussions towards finding an amicable arrangement in the interest of all parties. We sincerely hope our engagements would result in an acceptable agreement.While happy about this (bonus) development, workers remain concerned that the Corporation has yet to consider the Union’s claim for a 15 per cent rise-in-pay retroactive to January 01, 2018. As is well known, sugar workers remain the only workers in the state sector to have not gotten any pay increase since the Coalition took office three and a half years ago.At this time, the GAWU and GuySuCo have already concluded discussions on the non-wage benefits. Those engagements resulted in a few improvements being secured. Our discussions this year, the GAWU notes, have been conducted in a more amicable environment. Whether the improvement could be attributed to the change in the Corporation’s leadership or other factors we are not sure, but we are, nevertheless, pleased with the new attitude of the GuySuCo.We sincerely hope that our current and future discussions can be conducted in a similar or improved atmosphere, as this augurs well for the GAWU/GuySuCo relations. The Union has pointed out on several occasions that our now 42-year relationship with GuySuCo had reached possibly its lowest ebb in recent years, and the GAWU had expressed its commitment to resuming the generally respectful and fruitful relations in the interest of the workers, the Corporation and the industry.At this time the GAWU has put forward a counter-proposal regarding the ‘bonus’, and the Corporation has committed to examining our suggestion; and expectedly, we will meet soon. The Union, nevertheless, believes that this stop-gap measure cannot be deemed a substitute for a pay rise, which has been denied for far too long though the workers, in spite of the circumstance, continue to demonstrate their importance to the successes being recorded.Also, it is reasonable to expect that the present leadership, having recognised the value of the API incentive, would undertake the removal of the suspension, and see such a practice as good for the industry’s progress. The GAWU, at this time, looks forward to the Corporation, in a similar vein, positively considering a pay rise.Sincerely,Guyana Agriculturaland General WorkersUnion (GAWU)last_img read more

MLB notes: Bonds’ contract signed

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The team announced the deal Jan. 29 but he never signed the contract, and problems developed over specifics about what would happen if Bonds were to be indicted or face further legal trouble, along with details about a personal-appearance provision that was rejected by the commissioner’s office. A federal grand jury is investigating whether Bonds perjured himself when he testified in 2003 in the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative steroid distribution case that he hadn’t knowingly taken any performance-enhancing drugs. More deals: Right fielder Michael Cuddyer and the Minnesota Twins agreed to a $3,575,000, one-year contract, avoiding arbitration minutes before their scheduled hearing. Wood hurt in hot tub mishap: Oft-injured Chicago Cubs pitcher Kerry Wood is not expected to throw off the mound for a few days after he slipped this week getting out of a hot tub at home. Wood landed on his stomach and chest. “It was just a little spill,” Wood said. “I didn’t think anything of it. Nothing’s wrong. It’s just going to be a few extra days. My arm feels great. My body feels good.” DUI arrest: Steve Swindal, George Steinbrenner’s son-in-law and designated successor to run the NewYork Yankees, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in St.Petersburg, Fla. center_img Barry Bonds finally signed his $15.8 million, one-year deal Thursday, ending more than two months of wrangling between the slugger and the San Francisco Giants over contract language. With both sides satisfied, Bonds is scheduled to report Monday to spring training in Scottsdale, Ariz. He is likely to participate in the Giants’ first full-squad workout Tuesday. last_img read more

New kit! Man United strip leaked

first_img CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE THE MAN UNITED SHIRTS THAT INFLUENCE THIS DESIGN CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE THE MAN UNITED SHIRTS THAT INFLUENCE THIS DESIGN 6 What do you think of the potential new United kit? Comment below! CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE SHOTS OF MAN UNITED’S 2015/16 STRIP 6 Manchester United’s £750m kit deal with sportswear manufacturer Adidas is the biggest in football history, so it is understandable that the German company’s design for their first Red Devils’ strip since 1992 is shrouded in secrecy.However, fresh images have surfaced of what is believed to be Adidas’ new design for United, which appears to take influence from their famed strips of the 1980s.Click the arrow above to see new images of what Man United’s new kit and the 1980s design it is supposedly based on.Man United fans, what do you think of the new strip? Comment below… 6 6 6 6 CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE MORE SHOTS OF MAN UNITED’S 2015/16 STRIP CLICK THE ARROW TO SEE THE MAN UNITED SHIRTS THAT INFLUENCE THIS DESIGN last_img read more

State schools bad, L.A. worse

first_imgFor every 100 ninth-graders in non-San Fernando Valley schools, 44 had graduated four years later and 24 had passed courses required for admission to CSU and UC schools. In Valley schools, 48 had graduated and 25 had passed those courses. The statewide averages are 66 and 25. In its report, the institute studied the Class of 2006 at every California high school, detailing the rates of completion, enrollment in the state’s four-year colleges and universities and assignment of well-qualified teachers. The study also incorporated results of the 2007 National Assessment of Educational Progress, which showed that California’s fourth-graders rank 48th in reading and 46th in math. Meanwhile, eighth-graders ranked 47th in reading and 45th in math. Researchers also included reports on the percentage of 12th-graders enrolling in four-year colleges, which found that the rate of enrollment put California ahead of only Mississippi and Arizona. California’s high school graduation rate of 66percent also is well below the national average, and researchers found an unequal distribution of qualified teachers and classroom sizes – particularly in intensely minority schools. Problems also included secondary schools that are generally larger than in any state except Florida. In California, more than 25 percent of students attend schools acknowledged as overcrowded, said John Rogers, co-director of the UCLA institute. California’s math, science and social studies classrooms have more students, on average, than similar classrooms in any other state, Rogers said. Middle and high school students across the state also have poor access to counselors, Rogers said. In the Los Angeles Unified School District, the problems are magnified. A staggering 62 percent of schools are overcrowded, according to the state Department of Education definition – compared with 16 percent in the state. In addition, 13 percent of the LAUSD’s schools are experiencing severe shortages of qualified teachers, compared with 6percent statewide. At half of the LAUSD’s schools, more than one-fifth of the college prep math classes are taught by teachers without credentials to teach math – compared with a 32 percent statewide average. And at Valley schools – which historically have performed better than the rest of the LAUSD – researchers found students are not performing significantly above the districtwide averages in key areas. The Valley boasts more fully credentialed teachers, teachers with appropriate credentials in college prep courses and math teachers with appropriate credentials to teach college prep math. But both Valley and non-Valley schools had about 9percent of their Class of 2006 enrolled in Advanced Placement math in the 12th grade – just under the state average of 11 percent. And the LAUSD fell far below the state average of 80 percent of the class of 2006 passing the math section on the California High School Exit Exam by grade 12. About 74 percent in Valley schools passed; 64percent in non-Valley schools. Meanwhile, 77percent of students in Valley schools passed the English portion of the test by grade 12, while just 69percent in non-Valley schools did. Still, both of those are lower than the state average of 82 percent. LAUSD Superintendent David Brewer III said he’s been aggressively lobbying the state for more funds – and more flexibility in how to spend the money. “You not only need more money, but we need some of the restrictions on the money relaxed so we can use it in more innovative ways and tailor it because all schools don’t have the same needs,” he said. In the meantime, the district is pursuing other avenues to reduce class and school sizes through its facilities program and personalizing school environments. The district is also working on strengthening its standards-based curriculum – and particularly targeting its more than 250,000 English-learners – and creating more robust professional development programs. “What we have determined is when you have super-large schools, you lose the personalized learning environment,” Brewer said. “So we’ve implemented a small learning community strategy, particularly at secondary schools.” And officials are working on creating a culture of high expectations, stepping up recruitment of qualified math and science teachers, as well as providing the services to meet the special social needs of their student population. Ultimately, Rogers said, to close the gaps dividing California’s students will require directing more resources and investment to key areas. “The statistics shown in this report suggest that solving educational inequity requires a two-pronged strategy,” he said. “One that improves California’s education infrastructure overall and, at the same time, targets resources and support to students concentrated in the much smaller proportion of middle and high schools that suffer from an even greater lack of essential educational resources.” LAUSD school board member Julie Korenstein said California’s standards are higher than most states’ but there has to be adequate funding to give enough resources to schools, particularly those in high-poverty areas, to be able to meet those standards. “If you don’t have the funding to pull up English-learners, children of poverty and learning-disabled students by the bootstraps, then you can’t do it. You’re hitting your head against the wall,” she said. “A lot of people will say you don’t need the money, but if you want to hire the best teachers and reduce class size, it costs money.” 818-713-3722160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! California students are among the nation’s worst academic achievers, and those in the Los Angeles Unified School District are faring even worse than the statewide average, according to a UCLA study released Thursday. In one of the broadest looks at California’s education system, the state’s high school students ranked near the bottom nationwide on key markers including achievement, graduation and college-enrollment rates. If current trends continue, every high school in California will fail to achieve proficiency in math by the 2014 goal set by the federal No Child Left Behind law, the report’s researchers found. And while obstacles in California are greatest for African-American and Latino students, the study indicates that the state’s education system has problems that go far beyond a persistent racial gap in achievement. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “This cultural argument suggests that the problem of low test scores resides within the African-American and Latino communities,” said Jeannie Oakes, associate director of UCLA’s Institute for Democracy, Education & Access. “It fails to account for the fact that California students generally have lower test scores than students across the nation.” State Superintendent of Schools Jack O’Connell’s representatives had not read the report, but he had released a statement on the recent findings on the California High School Exit Exam, which he said underscored “how critically important it is that we mount a statewide effort to close the achievement gap.” O’Connell noted that even though the reporting of dropouts is still imprecise until they implement a statewide student tracking system, the issue remains a serious concern. And the study further affirms that the LAUSD’s graduation rate is even more troubling. last_img read more


first_imgIt could be you!This is the hard-hitting road safety message delivered to Donegal students in the Aura Letterkenny Leisure Centre.The award winning show, which is in its fifth year is hosted by Donegal County Council in association with the Donegal Road Safety Working Group (DRSWG). Almost 3,000 young people will witness how a night out ends in tragedy for a 17-year old boy who has just passed his driving test. The story is not performed by actors but is told by a Garda officer, a paramedic, a fire officer, an emergency consultant, a mother of a victim and Richard Alcorn from Dunfanaghy, who was paralysed following a road traffic collision a number of years ago.The narrative is interspersed with music, video clips, television advertisements and is hosted by Charlie Collins from Highland Radio.Donegal County Council’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Martin Farren said, “We believe that showing realistically what happens on our roads will have a strong impact on the young people who attend and will demonstrate that it can happen to them.“The show is part of Donegal County Council’s ongoing commitment to improving road safety in the County and is targeting the group who are most at risk, young people who are just beginning to drive and often think they are indestructible. This show aims to positively influence these young drivers as they start out on what will hopefully be a long and safe motoring career.” The format of the Road Show is designed to appeal to young people. When they arrive at the Road Show venue they enter a hall that is set up to give a nightclub like atmosphere with a local radio DJ playing the latest music. After a short while the ambience changes as the Road Show story begins to unfold and the full horror of what could happen in a collision is played out in front of them.Donegal County Council’s Road Safety Officer, Eamonn Brown commented: “It’s a sad fact that almost everyone in this county knows someone who was killed or seriously injured in a traffic collisions in the County. This show offers our young people the opportunity to learn about the consequences of poor driving behaviour and hopefully they will think carefully about their driving behaviour and realise the terrible consequences of taking risks on the road.DONEGAL’S ROAD SAFETY ROADSHOW ATTRACTS THOUSANDS – IN PICTURES was last modified: October 17th, 2012 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:Aura Leisure CentreRoad Safety Roadshowlast_img read more


first_imgHere’s the New Mascot for Donegal in Magees Pharmacy!Joining the supporters club for Donegal is the one & only Justin Bieber (after a little makeover).Said Gerard McCormick: “Since his appearance in our store just before the weekend, the amount of offers we’ve had to adopt Justin has been incredible!! “We’ve decided to foster him out to one lucky person this weekend but until then he will be well looked after by the girls in Magees!” Liam mcGill Ardara preparing to tee of at Harding Park Golf Club home of the Presidents Cup.Liam is a brother to Cathal mcGill former Donegal county player who now resides in Oman.With Liam is well known San Francisco dancer Ricky Grogan.Liam sends his best wishes to Jimmy and the teamHe still hasn’t got a ticket yet but Rónán Gallagher from Na Cealla Beaga was one of the first from Dún na nGall to get their hands on Sam in 2012 when it visited his local club Cluain Tarbh in Dublin. He’s pictured with his two youngest sons Liam and Éamon (who along with their 3 older brothers were pictured in Countdown to Croker earlier this week). They’re hoping the next time they get their hands on Sam the background of the photo will be a different colour!Pictured on the Jersey Shore in USA are the Quinn & McGowan families and friends from Donegal Town, Laghey and surroundings areas L-R Back row: Aisling McGowan, Sean Quinn, Carol Brennan, Paul Hannah, Lorraine Clarke, Rory Quinn, Nuala McGowan, Erin Shanley, Edel Quinn (hiding), Mary Carmel McGowan & Declan Gallagher. L-R Front Row: Maura Quinn, Kathleen Quinn, Tanya McDaid, Brian Quinn, Siobhan McGowan, Earl Gallagher and not forgetting the biggest supporter Fergus the dog !! DONEGAL ABU !! Michael Doherty in Canada and his friend John from Dodge City looking for All Ireland tickets  This is Kevin(10) and Sally the Goat, getting ready for the game on Sunday!This is Kevin(10) and Sally the Goat, getting ready for the game on Sunday! (We’re not sure they know yet?) The children of First Steps, Inch Island, making ‘Jimmy’ the Donegal scarecrow in preparation for the big match on Sunday.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – PICTURES OF THE DAY was last modified: September 18th, 2012 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)last_img read more


first_imgSome odd looking cloud formations over Portnablagh: Pic Fred Aicken Donegaldaily.comENJOY the ‘cooler’ weather while it lasts…it’s going to get very hot again in Donegal later this week.Whilst the best of the sunny weather will be over Leinster and Munster over the next few days, Met Eireann believes a change in the high pressure system over Ireland on Wednesday and Thursday will send temperatures rocketing again in the North West.Until then, it’s still going to be very very nice – and a lot better than the weather we had last July. Sunday is going to warm. We will have some sunshine between the cloud on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday and temperatures ranging from 17C to 21C.There is also a chance of some rain here and there.“Thereafter it looks like it will become even warmer once again with temperatures widely rising to the mid 20s with long spells of sunshine signalled,” said Met Eireann’s Evelyn Cusack.“Later in the week, highest values will occur in the west as winds become easterly. Holding predominantly dry with just light breezes. “Temperatures in the west and north west will rise significantly later in the week and will continue through next weekend,” she added. FORECASTERS: SECOND HEATWAVE ON THE WAY FOR DONEGAL was last modified: July 14th, 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:donegal weathersunshinelast_img read more