December 25


first_imgSome of the huge crowd begin to register for the Loughside Community 5K.The inaugural Loughside Community 5km fun walk/jog/run was a massive success with over 750 people taking part. The event, run in conjunction with the Woodland NS and Cashelshanaghan NS, raised much needed funds for both schools and the Loughside Community alert scheme.Most Romantic Couple Winner (Declan and Elanor O’CarrollNoel Sweeney, chairperson of the Loughside Community said, “We were hoping to get 150 to 200 people but couldn’t believe the numbers that showed up”. “There was Grannies, Grandas, Mammies, Daddies and lots of boys and girls; it was a great family night for the whole community”. “We are extremely grateful of the support from the local community”.Reports on the night were that the event was very well organised and the course was challenging but very safe for children, starting and finishing at the Woodland NS.Noel said “there was great work done by the parents committees from both schools and members of the Loughside Community”. “There was a great buzz on the night and a real sense of community spirit, which is what we wanted to achieve”.The race was won on the night by local athlete Michael Black from the Letterkenny 24/7 triathlon club in a time of 17:09. Second and third senior males home were Barry Meehan and Raymond Birch, both from Letterkenny Athletic Club. Maeve Callaghan was the first senior woman home in a time of 22:04 followed closely by Catherine McKinley and Cliodhna Dunne, all wearing the Letterkenny AC colours. First and second home in the junior male race were local athletes Enda McBride and Ben Carr with very impressive times of 19:21 and 20:15 respectively. Some serious looking athletes!The junior female prize winners were Laura Kealy and Ellen Kemp, both residents of the Loughside Community. The first 40+ male home was Paddy McDaid from Letterkenny AC followed by Kevin Connelly from the Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon Club. The 40+ female race was also won by a 24/7 Triathlon Club athlete Sabrina Mackey followed by Greta Toye from Gartan. First Boy and Girl home from the Woodland NS were Conal Bonner and Claire Doherty. Matthew McLaughlin and Kate Kemp were first home from the Cashelshanaghan School.Getting ready for the race! John Russell from the Letterkenny Activity Centre, Mark Doherty from Century Cinemas and Adrian Gallagher from Career Wear Ltd sponsored the prizes on the night.   LOUGHSIDE 5K A MASSIVE SUCCESS – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: June 16th, 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:donegalLoughside Community 5Klast_img read more

November 18

Delhi Test: Milestone beckons dominant India against Sri Lanka

first_imgSri Lanka appear to have neither the gameplan nor the resources to halt India’s seemingly inexorable march towards a record-equalling ninth consecutive series victory when the neighbours clash in the third and final Test on Saturday.Sri Lanka’s long-suffering fans saw a sliver of hope when Dinesh Chandimal and his men blanked Pakistan 2-0 in the United Arab Emirates in October before embarking on their bid to win a maiden Test on Indian soil.They managed to bowl out Virat Kohli’s men for 172 in the first Test in Kolkata but after letting a dominant position slip on the final day, needed poor light to intervene to escape with a draw in that weather-hit conTest at the Eden Gardens.At a dry Nagpur, a marauding India cruelly exposed Sri Lanka’s limitations and went on to register their joint biggest victory with more than a day to spare.India’s ruthless batsmen — four of them helped themselves to centuries — made hay while the sun shone as they toyed with a toothless Sri Lankan attack in a complete mismatch.With a 1-0 series lead #TeamIndia is here in Delhi for the third and final Test against Sri Lanka #INDvSL BCCI (@BCCI) December 1, 2017The hosts declared their first innings ‘batathon’ at 610 for six and did not need a second go in the middle after the home bowlers duly ran through Sri Lanka twice in the innings and 239 runs triumph.”Before we came here, we had a gameplan,” Chandimal said after Sri Lanka’s worst defeat in Test cricket in which they scored less than 19 runs per wicket.advertisement”We said to the guys, ‘if you get a start, you have to bat long’. But they scored only 50-60 runs and got out. It’s unfortunate but I’m sure they will learn.”India, who subjected Sri Lanka to a 9-0 home whitewash across all formats earlier this year, are unlikely to take their foot off the accelerator in the final home Test before they leave for South Africa.As was the case in Kolkata and Nagpur, the track at Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla is likely to sport a green tinge as captain Kohli wants the series to double up as preparations for a tougher assignment away to the Proteas.”We want to prepare for South Africa. That’s why we asked for pitches with help for the fast bowlers,” Kohli said after the Nagpur romp.”There’s not enough time in between to prepare, so we have to use the time we have now for a big tour coming up.”last_img read more

October 18

Three held with heroin worth nearly Rs 30 cr

first_imgNEW DELHI: Special Cell of Delhi Police has arrested three men and recovered 10 kg of heroin worth approximately Rs 30 crore that was being peddled through Naxal heartland in Jharkhand. According to police the accused have been identified as, Jai Chand Saxena (31), a resident of Bareilly, Sonu Goswami (26) and Shyam (25), both resident of Shahjahanpur, in Uttar Pradesh. The market value of the seized contraband is approximately Rs 30 crore. The contraband was being trafficked in a Hyundai Verna car purchased for the purpose from Jharkhand, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Manishi Chandra said. The three accused were arrested from Sector-11 area of Rohini.last_img read more

October 17

Montreal man sentenced to two years for killing of Alzheimersstricken wife

first_imgMONTREAL — A Montreal man who suffocated his severely ill wife with a pillow has been sentenced to two years less a day in jail.Michel Cadotte was sentenced today, three months after a jury found him guilty of manslaughter in the death of Jocelyne Lizotte.The Crown had argued Michel Cadotte should be sentenced to eight years in prison due to the vulnerability of the victim and the violent nature of her death.Defence lawyers, on the other hand, had recommended to Quebec Superior Court Justice Helene Di Salvo a sentence of between six and 12 months.They said Cadotte was in a disturbed state of mind and acted impulsively on Feb. 20, 2017, seeking to end his wife’s suffering.Lizotte, 60, was in the late stages of Alzheimer’s disease and was unable to speak or care for herself. But a doctor testified she was not considered to be at the end of her life and was receiving care to keep her comfortable under the circumstances.The sentence is in addition to the 205 days Cadotte spent in preventive custody before being released on bail. He is also sentenced to three years probation.A jury found Cadotte guilty of manslaughter last Feb. 23 in the death of his wife of 19 years at a long-term care facility in February 2017.Jurors opted for the lesser of two potential verdicts — the Crown had sought a conviction on second-degree murder. Lizotte’s health had deteriorated quickly after being diagnosed in 2011, and she was hospitalized as of March 2013, moving to the long-term care centre in January 2014.The crime had been framed in the media as a compassion killing — an offence that doesn’t exist in the Criminal Code.The trial heard that Cadotte struggled to provide care as her advanced Alzheimer’s worsened and inquired about a medically assisted death for Lizotte a year before he killed her.But Cadotte was told in 2016 that according to the law, Lizotte was not considered to be at the end of life and lacked the ability to give her consent.Cadotte testified it saddened him to see Lizotte on the day of the killing with her neck bent, sitting in a geriatric chair without a specialized head rest.He cried as he struggled to feed her lunch and then tried to place a pillow under her head. Cadotte said he couldn’t explain what happened, but after a couple of failed attempts, he placed the pillow over her face and smothered her.“She was suffering too much,” Cadotte testified. “I didn’t want her to suffer anymore. I was suffering for her.” But one of Lizotte’s adult sons told the court during sentencing he believes that Cadotte acted in his own interest, to end his suffering rather than Lizotte’s.The judge, who wiped away tears at the end of the testimony by Lizotte’s family at sentencing, acknowledged the process had been an emotional one and warned them her decision would be unlikely to please everyone. But she promised to weigh the impact of the crime on them in determining a sentence.One of Lizotte’s son, Danick Desautels, told the court he lost his mother three times: once when his father died and she grew distant, once when she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and finally when Cadotte ended her life.But the victim’s sister, Johanne Lizotte, testified for the defence that her sister had suffered and she had hoped for her death, adding Cadotte’s action happened in a moment of hopelessness.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

September 17

Chelseas Antonio Rudiger We need to take the positives

first_imgChelsea’s Antonio Rudiger is looking forward to the chance to bounce back in the Premier League with a win over Fulham.He also feels the team just needs to keep doing the things that gave them such an impressive start to the season.However, while Rudiger is keen to make sure there are no mistakes as against Spurs, the German international is quick to point out there is no need to make wholesale changes to how the plays after such a good opening to 2018/19.He told Chelsea official website:Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.‘‘Just because of one game we don’t need to break our heads,’ said the defender.‘We need to take positives because until that game we were still unbeaten and if anyone had said that this would happen, I think 90 per cent would have said ‘no’. So we just need to stay focused and try to make this not happen again.”‘‘If we look back at this match many things didn’t go well, but there’s no use trying to look for excuses. It was a bad game and we need to learn from this because it was a huge lesson.”‘‘Of course the manager was disappointed but that’s normal after such a game. At the end of the day we don’t want to lose games, but sometimes we do.’’last_img read more