Joe Gibbs dedicates Daytona 500 victory to late son

first_imgLATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Busch, now winless in 14 Daytona 500s, was initially openly disappointed in falling short.“He’s got two, I’ve got none, and that’s just the way it goes sometimes,” Busch said.But he reiterated the JGR and Toyota goal of working together to win the race and noted he didn’t have much of a shot at beating Hamlin because the field had been decimated by a flurry of late accidents.“Was trying to make sure one of us gets to victory lane, first and foremost,” Busch said. “There wasn’t enough cars out there running at the end. I don’t know how it would have played out.”Hamlin and Busch alternated as the leaders during the handful of late restarts, and the final rush to the checkered flag was a push to hold off Ford driver and reigning NASCAR champion Joey Logano. The Ford camp went 1-2-3 in both of Thursday’s qualifying races and was favored to win the Daytona 500.Logano, who started his career at JGR, settled for fourth and also took a moment to honor J.D. Gibbs.“I’m not a Gibbs driver but for what J.D. has done for my career is the reason why I’m sitting here today,” Logano said. “As bad as I want to win it, it is pretty cool to think that the first race after his passing, to see those guys one, two, three, it just says he’s up there watching and maybe gave (those) guys a little extra boost there at the end.”Hamlin last year suffered through his first winless season in the Cup Series and made a crew chief change during the offseason. When he won the 500 in 2016 it was his debut race with crew chief Mike Wheeler, and this victory came in his first race with Chris Gabehart.Hamlin’s first Daytona 500 victory was in a photo finish against Martin Truex Jr. and the celebration was a blur. This one, he said, he will enjoy.“I think I was so dumbfounded about everything that happened the first time with the photo finish and everything,” Hamlin said. “This one lets me soak it in a little bit more. I’m going to have a terrible hangover tomorrow, but I’m going to enjoy it the rest of my life.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil DAYTONA BEACH, FL – FEBRUARY 17: Denny Hamlin, driver of the #11 FedEx Express Toyota, celebrates in victory lane with team owner Joe Gibbs after winning the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 61st Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 17, 2019 in Daytona Beach, Florida. Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFPDAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Joe Gibbs closed his eyes during a tribute lap for his late son, while crew members raised a banner to honor the co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing.J.D. Gibbs had been hand-picked by his father to run the organization, changed tires during the early seasons, had a brief stint as a driver, pushed for a pivotal switch to Toyota and discovered Denny Hamlin. He signed Hamlin to drive the No. 11, his number from his football days, and it is his name above the driver door on Hamlin’s car.ADVERTISEMENT 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 J.D. Gibbs died last month following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease and Hamlin dedicated this NASCAR season to Gibbs’ memory.When Hamlin crossed the finish line Sunday night to win his second Daytona 500 in four years, Joe Gibbs could not hold back what the moment meant to him. A Hall of Fame NFL coach with three Super Bowl victories ranked JGR’s third Daytona 500 win as top.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“It’s the most emotional and the biggest win I’ve ever had in my life in anything” Gibbs said. “J.D. built our race team, was the guy that ran day to day operations for 27 years. He invested his occupational life in our race team. It was the most important night in my occupational life.“I know J.D. and everybody in my family was emotional.” Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Hamlin came to Daytona determined to honor his late car owner with a victory.He delivered a storybook tribute.Hamlin led JGR in a 1-2-3 sweep of the podium in overtime and was met in victory lane by the entire Gibbs family, including J.D.’s widow and four sons.“He meant a lot to me and it’s hard for me not getting choked up because I’ve been choked up about 100 times about it,” Hamlin said. “Just to have Melissa (Gibbs) and all the kids here, it’s just crazy.”Kyle Busch and Erik Jones finished second and third as JGR became the second team in NASCAR history to sweep the Daytona 500 podium. Hendrick Motorsports did it in 1997 with Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte and Ricky Craven.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Women’s basketball teams honor cancer survivors Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzerslast_img read more

‘Thanks for Serving Liberia’

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has lauded the outgoing Special Representative of the Secretary General (SRSG) of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) for her contributions to peace in the country.President Sirleaf made the commendation yesterday during an investiture ceremony and farewell luncheon held in honor of SRSG Karin Landgren, whose tour of duty as head of UNMIL and coordinator of the UN operations in Liberia comes to an end.The President stated that she was glad to be at the ceremony as Liberia “owes Landgren much gratitude for her dedicated services in helping Liberia consolidate and sustain the peace.”“We will miss our time together,” President Sirleaf told Landgren.She further stated: “I don’t know what your next assignment will be, but given your rich experiences we know that wherever you go, you are going to perform. Thanks for serving Liberia.”The President conferred on Landgren one of the nation’s highest honors, Grand Commander of the Star of Africa.Speaking earlier, Foreign Affairs Minister Augustine Ngafuan and senior officials of the Ministry lavished praises on the outgoing SRSG for her “outstanding contributions to help sustain the peace in the country.”Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Elias Shoniyin, who spoke on behalf of the Ministry, stated that they were left with mixed reactions over the departure of Madam Landgren, who he said has worked tirelessly to help Liberia maintain its peace.He recalled how the head of the UN operations in Liberia came to the country in 2012 when the nation was at a cross road of consolidating its peace just after the first term of Pres. Sirleaf who had won the first democratic election in 2005.He also recollected how Ms. Landgren had helped in establishing a tripartite arrangement between the UN Mission in La Côte d’Ivoire, the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) and the Government of Liberia.He further stated that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs family was certain that with faith in past experiences, the foundation she has laid during her tour of duty in Liberia will be sustained and maintained by her successor.The Ministry presented her an award for her invaluable contribution to peace-building in Liberia.For his part, the Minister of Internal Affairs, Morris Dukuly, said the hearts of all local government authorities, were “heavy” over her departure.“Your leadership has been very helpful to us. We know that when the history of our civil war peace making is written, it will treat you fairly.”Min. Dukuly named the UN SRSG Isatu Fahnbulleh, after a famous Clan Chief in Western Liberia.Senator Stephen Zargo, who represented the Senate Committee on Defense and Security, also applauded Ms. Landgren for the way she had dedicated her services to making Liberia peaceful, acknowledging, “you have performed your duty well.”Each of the speakers ended their comments by presenting gifts to Ms. Landgren.In response, Ms Landgren said she was sad to be leaving but was honored with the many tributes received from the officials of government.She stated that she is immensely proud of the role UNMIL has played in helping to consolidate peace in Liberia.She also stated that her experience in Liberia has shown her the very best UN-government relationship.Gracing the occasion were Senate Pro Temp Armah Zulu Jallah, Doyen of the Diplomatic Corp, Guinean Ambassador Abdullah Doré, US Ambassador Deborah Malac, and an array of Liberian government officials.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Woman chopped to death by cutlass wielding brother

first_imgDead: Cynthia Cozier…another sister, babyhospitalisedThe village of Moruca, North West District (NWD) was left in a state of shock and disbelief as a brother went out of control and chopped one of his sisters to death, while leaving another sister and his 8-month-old niece hospitalized.The dead woman has been identified as 50-year-old Cynthia Cozier of Yabakabra, Mariahaba Island, Moruca, while her sister, 25-year-old Beverly France and her baby sustained chops to their bodies.France and her baby are reportedly being treated at the Suddie Public Hospital.Based on reports received, at about 13:00h on Wednesday, the 28-year-old suspect of unsound mind and his siblings were involved in an argument at their home. As the argument escalated, the suspect armed himself with a cutlass and attacked Cozier and France.Cozier reportedly received most of the chops to her head and upper body. The baby that was in the room when the man carried out the brutal attack was also chopped.After the chopping spree, the suspect made good his escape leaving the three injured in pools of blood. However, one of the sisters managed to raise an alarm and residents ran to their rescue.The victims were rushed to Coomacka District Hospital but due to the severity of their injuries, they were referred to the Suddie Hospital, Region Two. They were admitted but Cozier succumbed at about 06:30h on Thursday morning.France and her son’s conditions are said to be stable, while the Police are on the hunt for the suspect. Cozier’s body is at the Suddie Morgue awaiting a Post-Mortem Examination.last_img read more

Teens face deadline today for city forum

first_imgRegistration applications are available at local high schools and at the City Hall Community Service office. Attendance must be approved by the student’s school counselor or associated student body director and the application submitted today to City Hall. For information, call (661) 255-4965. SANTA CLARITA – Today is the deadline for teens interested in participating in a city forum that will give youths a chance to talk with city and sheriff’s officials about issues that affect them. The forum is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Santa Clarita Sports Complex Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway. Topics to be addressed include activities for teens, public safety, development and the environment. The panelists will be Councilman Frank Ferry, Assistant City Manager Ken Striplin and sheriff’s Capt. Anthony La Berge, commander of the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station. 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

Championship round-up: Magath on the brink as Fulham lose again

first_img1 Fulham boss Felix Magath is on the brink of being sacked after the Cottagers crashed to a 5-3 defeat at Nottingham Forest – their sixth defeat in seven Championship games this season.The German manager was understood to have been told by owner Shahid Khan he had one final match to save his job and being on the wrong end of an eight-goal thriller is likely to have sealed his fate.It was a rollercoaster night for Fulham fans at the City Ground as they appeared destined for defeat when Britt Assombolonga netted twice in the opening 21 minutes – the second coming from the spot.But the visitor’s hopes were revitalised when a Ross McCormack brace either side of a Hugo Rodallega goal put the Cottagers surprisingly back in front.However, the Tricky Trees were not to be denied and Michail Antonio levelled matters before Assombolonga sealed his hat-trick just two minutes later to restore the host’s lead.And with time ticking away Jamie Paterson netted in the 89th minute to wrap up the points and ensure Stuart Pearce’s side remain top of the table.In the evening’s other fixture, last season’s play-off finalists Derby won a thrilling encounter at Blackburn 3-2.Ben Marshall got the hosts off to a flyer when he smashed an excellent strike into the top corner with only 51 seconds gone.But the Rams were quick to respond and Jamie Ward picked up the first of two goals at Ewood Park when he levelled on eight minutes.England Under-21 international Will Hughes continued to demonstrate why a clutch of Premier League clubs are interested in his signature when he put the visitors ahead on 37 minutes.Ward picked up his second after the break and Steve McClaren’s side appeared to be cruising to three points, though a Rudy Gestede finish did ensure a nervy ending. Fulham boss Felix Magath last_img read more

An immigrant’s voyage from turmoil to deliverance

first_imgA foghorn blew three times, the engine rumbled and slowly the ship left the shore. With a lump in my throat, I watched my parents grow smaller and smaller and retreat into a distant mist. Tears welled up in my eyes. I didn’t know then, but 10 years would go by before I would see them again. The ship, General Langfitt, was far from a luxury liner. It was designed to transport as many troops as possible overseas during war. The ship had three levels of sleeping quarters filled with bunk beds. I slept in a lower bunk bed, three stories below deck next to a loud engine. When a bell rang it summoned us passengers to the dining area – a mess hall, really. Eating was done in turns since seating was limited. The mess hall had long wooden tables and benches anchored to the floor. Burly men, who wore soiled aprons, slapped the unappetizing food on metal plates. By then, General Langfitt had reached the treacherous English Channel. I was still waiting my turn, feeling queasy, when the ship suddenly pitched on its side. Seeing people walking on a 45-degree angle was too much for my stomach to take. I pushed my way through to the toilet, reaching it just in time. I had developed the worst case of seasickness. I made my way up on deck. General Langfitt wasn’t nearly the cruiser I had seen in movies. No passengers were lounging in elegant deck chairs. About 50 rickety seats were available for 2,000 passengers, and they were all occupied. Most of the time it was unsafe on deck. Heavy storms in the Atlantic tossed our ship about like a toy. Monstrous waves surged over the vessel. Black clouds exploded into heavy rain. All hatches had to be shut and bolted. We were at the mercy of the wild body of water. I was lying in my bunk bed alone and unattended, hoping to die. One night, unable to sleep and hungry, I spotted a couple of oranges alongside my bed. I thought I was hallucinating. But no, soon more followed. Big, juicy, colorful oranges. I didn’t care from where they came or to whom they belonged. I only knew nourishment was at hand. I just had to reach out. Trying to get one, I promptly fell out of bed. The oranges rolled away as the boat rocked. Unsteady on my feet, I followed them. The chase was on. I went up and down, wobbling, stumbling and crawling on hands and knees in pursuit of the elusive fruits. The oranges came to rest on one side of the big hall. Gleefully I thought I had them finally within reach. Suddenly, the floor rose perpendicular, and I was thrust down violently. The oranges, as if mocking me, merrily rolled into the men’s sleeping quarters and disappeared. I gave up. After 14 tormenting days, we reached New York. It was a glorious vision when the Statue of Liberty appeared out of the fog. I realized then why that monument meant so much to so many. Not only is it a symbol of freedom, but it also represents deliverance from turbulent sea voyages. Mina Wildfeuer is a 44-year Gardena resident and a stay-at-home mom.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsWith my right arm raised, I swore yes or no to whatever applied. Meeting all requirements, I was declared eligible to be admitted to the United States in due time. At the time I lived in Hamburg, Germany, where I had earned a teaching credential. I worked as a substitute teacher for the time being. Meanwhile, President Eisenhower signed a bill into law granting special visas to displaced persons. I qualified for that status, being a refugee. That reduced my waiting to two years. When I finally received notice, I had to be ready in two weeks. I started to have second thoughts, realizing the enormousness of the step I was about to take. I was going to a strange country 7,000 miles away all by myself. I had to say goodbye to my parents, sisters and friends, not knowing when or if I would see them again. But I was still determined to go. The day of my departure arrived. Accompanied by my parents, I went to Bremerhaven, the port where I was to board a ship. Hordes of people, young and old, speaking a variety of languages, pushed their way up the gangplank. Few were left behind on the dock. Among them were my parents, who tearfully bade me farewell. Fifty years ago, I set foot in America – New York to be exact – for the first time. When I applied for immigration to the United States, I was told it might take about five years. I wasn’t deterred. Providing a required sponsor, I proceeded to fill out the necessary papers. Next, I endured endless physical tests and X-rays to be found in good health. My intentions about coming to the United States were also questioned: Was I willing to work and not be a burden to society? Was I free of any criminal tendencies? Was I a communist? Did I intend to overthrow the government? last_img read more

Letterkenny’s Gift Card scheme tops €5M!

first_imgShopLK, Love Shopping Letterkenny, has reached another important and amazing milestone reaching €5m worth of sales.Letterkenny Chamber created the ShopLK brand way back in 2004 and added the Vouchers in 2006.Since then sales have increased year on year as Letterkenny people got behind this local shopping initiative, and since moving to the gift card sales have increased by 20% each year. The ShopLK scheme moved to Gift Cards in November 2015 and since then sales have topped €5m.Leonard Watson, Chamber President said “Each year since moving to the card-based system we have been delighted with the sales levels but reaching this amazing milestone is fantastic news to announce before we have the Christmas sales. We have seen corporate sales increase and sales from the public are growing every year as the gift cards become more and more popular with the public.“This is by far the most successful town scheme in the country and we are also outstripping Shopping Centres with similar gift cards. We have 200 outlets that accept the card giving customers a great variety of places to spend. The can get grocery shopping, petrol for the family car or spend the money on a treat, the choice is endless.The cards can only be spent in Letterkenny and we know that at least one third of customers using the card almost always spend more than the value of the card itself. This is a huge amount of money to be circulating in Letterkenny. It not only puts money directly into the hands of local businesses but in turn plays its part in supporting local jobs.” The list of outlets involved in ShopLK that accept the cards continues to increase and all types of outlets are welcome. Young, old, men or women, it really doesn’t matter who you buy a ShopLK Gift Card for, they will always find a place to spend it. You can do a whole days shopping, treat the family to a meal and even have a night out on the card.Toni Forrester Letterkenny Chamber CEO explains how that ShopLK Is more than just a gift card “ShopLK is about promoting Letterkenny as a retail destination, the commercial hub of the County. With financial support from Donegal County Council, Letterkenny Chamber, through ShopLK has been able to elevate the ShopLK brand, publicise it across the North West and get local people recognising the value and choice right on their doorstep. The ShopLK – Love Shopping Letterkenny brand helps to underpin all that is good about shopping in Letterkenny for local people and visitors alike.Letterkenny Chamber makes no money from the sale or redemption of gift cards so every cent brought in through ShopLK is invested back into the promotion of the brand throughout the year.”Acknowledging the support of Donegal County Council Leonard Watson said “The financial support that we have had from the Council has really enabled us to develop the brand and engage more fully with businesses and consumers. It has allowed us to promote Letterkenny across Donegal and the North West and the introduction of the gift card has brought ShopLK to a whole new level.”“We would also like to thank The Courtyard Shopping Centre that sells our ShopLK Gift Cards direct to the public, having this added visibility has been of immense support to us here in Letterkenny Chamber.” Letterkenny Chamber could not run this highly successful initiative without the support of DSP Community Employment programme through which the Chamber is staffed. It is the frontline staff in the Chamber that provide the much needed resources throughout the year to make ShopLK such a success and the support of the Department of Social Protection is very much appreciated.Letterkenny’s Gift Card scheme tops €5M! was last modified: November 23rd, 2018 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:donegalgift cardletterkennyShopLKVoucher€5 millionlast_img read more

Killings double

first_imgHomicides doubled in Pico Rivera last year, from nine in 2004 to 18 in 2005. Countywide, homicides rose 15percent in areas patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department, as Pico Rivera is.Compare that to Montebello and Whittier, which have their own police departments. In Whittier, the number of homicides remained the same, with five both years, and homicides dropped 37.5 percent in Montebello last year from 2004, to five from eight.The difference is manpower, sheriff’s officials said. Pico Rivera has about 100 sworn deputies assigned to its sheriff’s station. Meanwhile, Whittier’s police department has nearly 130 officers and Montebello has about 80 officers. Gang violence accounts for the majority of the killings in all local cities and unincorporated areas, officials say. However, to deter gang murders, police officers and deputies must maintain a high profile in gang areas, law enforcement officials said.“The answer to what keeps gang members from shooting and killing is high visibility,” said Capt. Irma Becerra of sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station.Sheriff’s homicide Capt. Ray Peavy said that the department desperately needs more deputies.“Gang violence is on the rise throughout Los Angeles County,” he said. “If you can pour resources into an area, violent crime is going to drop. The problem, though, is you have to maintain that presence.“We just don’t have that many law enforcement folks available. LASD is desperately trying to get more deputies. We’ve got the money; we just need qualified people who want to do it.”Montebello Police Department officials cite another factor as key to reducing gang slayings. They say an injunction against the city’s most active gang has nearly stopped its activities.The injunction allows officers to arrest known gangsters just for associating with other gang members or for walking in high-crime areas, among other things.“I believe local law enforcement can be more community based than larger agencies,” said Montebello police Chief Garry Couso-Vasquez.“Our officers have been here a long time. My men and women make it a point to go out there and let \ know that they know who they are,” he added.In Whittier, a new geographic policing system has been successful in curbing gang violence, say officials. The program divides the city into four sectors and allows officers assigned to the areas to focus on the crime-ridden parts.Last year, Whittier police reduced thefts by 14.4percent – from 1,942 reports in 2004 to 1,662 in 2005.Parole-compliance searches also have helped keep criminals from re-offending, said Whittier police Officer Jason Zuhlke.“At any minute, we could be following up with some type of compliance search,” Zuhlke said. “It would make him think twice about committing a crime. We’re actively looking for reasons to put these people back in jail.”In Pico Rivera, all major crime increased between 2004 and 2005, except rape, which stayed the same. Thefts increased nearly 31 percent, from 1,159 to 1,516.To help augment her deputies, Becerra said the station receives support from the County Impact Team, an additional group of eight deputies and a sergeant. But the CIT is available only one week per month.“The CITs were very efficient and visible,” Becerra said. “We call them to provide high visibility because we need them,” he said. “I’d like to see a lot more officers added to the ones already assigned to the station. When they \ were here, crime went down.” sandy.mazza@sgvn.com(562)698-0955, Ext.3026 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want 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

Ms Nora Friel’s Legacy: One Year On

first_imgThis week marks one year since the passing of Nora Friel, the former Principal of Loreto Secondary School Letterkenny.Staff and senior students attended an anniversary Mass on Tuesday. Nora’s legacy continues to be strongly felt in the school and this week has served as a special time to appreciate the influence she had on so many young people.Loreto Letterkenny student Katie Gillen writes this tribute to Ms Friel:  On the 5th of November 2018, Nora Friel, principal of Loreto Secondary School Letterkenny, passed away at the age of 59 after a short illness.Nora worked in Loreto Letterkenny for many years as a Home Economics teacher. She then left and served as an inspector for the Department of Education. She later returned to Loreto as Vice Principal and became Principal in 2015.Ms. Friel was respected greatly by her colleagues and students and left a lasting memory with everyone she met.Students will remember Nora as a caring principal who never failed to remember a face and seemed to know everyone’s sister, mammy, granny or aunty. Nora’s dedication to the school and students was evident throughout. Letterkenny was left devastated after hearing of Nora’s passing and the school community was left in a state of shock and grief. The day after Nora’s passing was a sad one as, abnormally, the corridors of Loreto were silent, students and teachers collectively grieving the death of their beloved principal and friend.What happened during this time was the strongest display of community and togetherness within the school. Students and teachers comforted each other, a book of condolences was signed by everyone in the school and a memorial was held in honour of Ms. Friel’s life.Students were asked to write on a love heart a fond memory they had of Ms. Friel or what they admired about her. These were displayed on a notice board in the school and was later given to Nora’s family in a book so that they can remember how much she was loved by everyone.A year on, and Ms. Friel’s legacy lives on within the school community. Nora always saw the best in everyone and believed in them, even if they didn’t themselves. When you ask anyone about Ms. Friel, their answer is always about how much she loved the school and her dedication to the betterment of every student.Evergreen Garden at Loreto Letterkenny created in memory of the late Nora FrielQuotes in the Evergreen Garden at Loreto Letterkenny In May of 2019, sixth year students created the Evergreen Garden for Ms. Friel. This was so that Nora’s memory will always live on through the garden and that students and teachers can come to sit and remember Nora in their own way. In the garden, there is a tea pot to symbolise Ms. Friel’s love of Home Economics, the class names engraved on the ground, quotes that summarise her character and a bench for everyone to sit and talk. At the opening, there was a trad performance to showcase Nora’s love of music.A ceramic teapot in the Evergreen Garden at Loreto LetterkennyAbove this bench is a sign that quotes Mary Ward, the founder of the Loreto, “Women in time to come will do much”. This was a quote that Nora used often at assemblies and events as she strongly believed in the students and in what they wanted to achieve.Ms Nora Friel’s Legacy: One Year On was last modified: November 7th, 2019 by Katie GillenShare 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:educationLoreto Letterkennyms nora frieltributelast_img read more

New Buncrana Leisure Centre plans going swimmingly

first_imgDonegal County Council has kickstarted plans to build a new swimming pool in Buncrana.Tenders have been published this week for the design and construction of a long-awaited leisure centre for the town. The last swimming pool closed temporarily in 2015 but never reopened, leaving a generation of children without the public facilities to learn to swim.New plans have revealed that the existing leisure centre will be demolished to make way for a new ‘state of the art’ building to serve Buncrana and the surrounding region. The tender is separated into two lots – one for an integrated design team and another for a Project Manager/ Quantity Surveyor Team. Applications must be made by 10th January 2020.The progress on the project has been welcomed in Buncrana. Cllr Jack Murray commented that he is delighted that Donegal County Council has ‘finally’ advertised for tenders.He said: “This has been a frustratingly slow process but this development is a significant step towards securing the top class public swimming pool that the people of Inishowen deserve.”New Buncrana Leisure Centre plans going swimmingly was last modified: December 3rd, 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