Street fair features a chance to give

first_imgSIMI VALLEY – The Simi Valley Street Fair, featuring over 250 booths with everything from arts and crafts to a bone-marrow drive, was held Saturday. The fair, sponsored by the Simi Valley Chamber of Commerce, included an emergency response expo, home and garden booths, information on fitness and beauty, a bicycle rodeo and other activities for children. The drive by the National Marrow Donor program was part of a nationwide campaign, with the goal of registering 20,000 potential bone-marrow donors. Of special interest was the case of child actor Hailey Joy Kent, an 11-month-old girl from Simi Valley with acute lymphocytic leukemia who is scheduled to receive a blood-cell transplant at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles later this month. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! She needs donations of several types of blood, including types O, O negative, B positive and B negative. Potential donors should contact Childrens Hospital at (323) 660-2450 and ask for the blood-donation center.last_img read more

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Hawks on Mideast help develop Giuliani policies

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Based on his public statements, Giuliani does not share all their views and parts company with traditional neoconservative thinking in some respects. But their presence has reassured some conservatives who have expressed doubts about Giuliani’s positions on issues like abortion and gun control, and underscored his efforts to cast himself as a tough-minded potential commander in chief. And while Giuliani, like other New York mayors, liked to be seen as conducting his own brand of foreign policy from City Hall, he had little direct exposure to many of the specific issues the next president will confront and is still meeting for the first time with some of his advisers to develop detailed positions on particular subjects. Giuliani has taken an aggressive position on Iran’s efforts to build a nuclear program, saying last month it was a “promise” that as president he would take military action to keep the Iranians from developing a nuclear weapon. Warnings like that one and his reliance on advisers like Podhoretz, who wrote an article in June for Commentary magazine called “The Case for Bombing Iran,” have raised concerns among some Democrats. Podhoretz said in an interview published Wednesday in the New York Observer that he recently met with Giuliani to discuss his new book, in which he advocates bombing Iran as part of a larger struggle against “Islamofascism,” and “there is very little difference in how he sees the war and I see it.” Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, a Democratic candidate for president and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said recently that the specter of a Giuliani presidency frightens him. “I mean, here’s a guy making statements about Iran that, if he means them, guarantee there is no option but a war,” Biden said in a recent interview. Asked in a recent interview if he agreed with Podhoretz that the time to bomb Iran has already come, Giuliani said: “From the information I do have available, which is all public source material, I would say that that is not correct; we are not at that stage at this point. Can we get to that stage? Yes. And is that stage closer than some of the Democrats believe? I believe it is.” Like the neoconservatives, who played a major role in developing the Bush administration’s rationale for invading Iraq, Giuliani is a strong supporter of Israel who has expressed skepticism about how far the United States should go to back the creation of a Palestinian state.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Rudy Giuliani’s approach to foreign policy shares with other Republican presidential candidates an aggressive posture toward terrorism, a commitment to strengthening the military and disdain for the United Nations. But in developing his views, Giuliani is consulting with, among others, a particularly hawkish group of advisers and neoconservative thinkers. Their positions have been criticized by Democrats as irresponsible and applauded by some conservatives as appropriately tough, while raising questions about how closely aligned Giuliani’s thinking is with theirs. Giuliani’s team includes Norman Podhoretz, a prominent neoconservative who advocates bombing Iran “as soon as it is logistically possible”; Daniel Pipes, the director of the Middle East Forum, who has called for profiling Muslims at airports and scrutinizing American Muslims in law enforcement, the military and the diplomatic corps; and Michael Rubin, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute who has written in favor of revoking the U.S. ban on assassination. The campaign says the foreign policy team, which also includes scholars and experts with different policy approaches, is meant to give Giuliani a variety of perspectives. last_img read more

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SHE DID IT! LETTERKENNY WOMAN REACHES EVEREST BASE CAMP

first_imgEmer HendersonA young Letterkenny woman has successfully reached Everest Base Camp in a fundraising trek for charity.Emer Henderson, 24, from the Glebe in Letterkenny, was among just three of her comrades to reach the camp.She was part of a group of 9 volunteers trekking for the Suas Educational Development charity. Struck by altitude sickness, her fellow trekkers had to return down the mountain.But brave Emer reached the massive 18000ft height point two days ago, and is now on her way back down. She began her 120km round trip a fortnight ago.Emer raised €1,551 for Suas, an Irish-based charity that supports education projects in Indian and Kenyan communities.by Rachel McLaughlin.  SHE DID IT! LETTERKENNY WOMAN REACHES EVEREST BASE CAMP was last modified: September 27th, 2013 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) Tags:charityemer hendersoneverest base camplast_img read more

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Desperately seeking

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Wanted: Man or woman with a plan to improve schools who can fight off the mayor’s takeover attempts and keep teachers from defecting. That’s the way the want ad could read for the next L.A. school superintendent based on school officials’ interpretation of a survey mailed to community leaders parents and teachers. According to the voluntary survey, which was done as part of the search to replace Superintendent Roy Romer, no one cares about the district governance. It’s hard to dispute that. What parents and teachers and students and anyone who cares about the state of education wants is for academic achievement to improve in the classrooms of the Los Angeles Unified School District. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2But that isn’t going to happen to the satisfaction of anyone except the entrenched bureaucrats and the lackluster school board members. And if improving the LAUSD means breaking it up into manageable pieces, stripping the school board of its power or mayoral control, then so be it. Getting results is the issue, and if those in the education establishment want to take a step in the right direction, they should run an ad like this: Help Wanted: Desperately seeking an inspired leader who will empower teachers and parents, dump the hacks, deflate the bloated district bureaucracy and make L.A. schools the best they can be.last_img read more

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Boy awarded €7,000 after insect found in his meal

first_imgA 14 year old boy has been awarded more than €7,000 after finding a dead insect in his meal.The boy, who was just 11 at the time in June 2013, was eating a meal which was prepared by his mother when he noticed the insect. The creature had been contained in a jar of food which had been bought at the local Tesco store in Co Donegal.Barrister James O’Donnell told Letterkenny Circuit that the boy was immediately nauseous and began vomiting.He continued vomiting for a while thereafter but has since made a full recovery.The boy was in court accompanied by his mother.Describing it as a good offer, Judge John O’Hagan said he had no hesitation in approving the offer of €7,250 which included special damages.He ordered the balance of the money, €7,150, be lodged in the Four Courts until the boys reaches the age of 18.Boy awarded €7,000 after insect found in his meal was last modified: December 17th, 2016 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:awarddonegalinsecttescolast_img read more

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GAA News: Kilcar come out victorious after tense match

first_imgOur seniors went two points clear at the top of the league following a hard fought win against Gaoth Dobhair in front of a big crowd in Towney on Friday evening, our reserves were defeated by a very strong Gaoth Dobhair side, this Sunday we have our only home match of the championship when we host St Michaels in the second match in our group the reserve match throws in at 1:15pm and senior match at 3pm we are expecting at large attendance so make time to get parked etc Donegal MinorsCommiserations to the Donegal Minor team who lost to Galway in the All Ireland semi-final Brian O’Donnell, Gary Molloy and Daniel Lyons all came on as second half subs.  UnderageMinor championship second leg match against Aodh Ruadh has been cancelled no new date fixed as yet. Club GearWe now have a selection of Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with adult and kid’s club home jerseys, new half zip tops, polo shirts and children’s kit bags and shorts now in stock we now have Bobble Hats also in stock. You can also now buy club merchandise online via our website.Topaz Cash for ClubsCLG Chill Chartha has been registered in the Topaz Cash for Clubs 2016. It’s free to do and every time you spend €30 on fuel in Topaz, CLG Chill Chartha gets 1 token. Depending on how many tokens we collect the club may receive money towards club gear (for free!!). To participate you will need to be a registered Topaz Play or Park member. Pick up a form/tag in your local Topaz and connect with CLG Chill Chartha at the Topaz Cash for Clubs website. Now register and get collecting its free and you can win prizes too.  Club AppWe have now 225 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system. Lotto Jackpot now €6,000There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €6,000 this week’s numbers were: 5, 15, 21 and 22 winners were: €50 Stephen Hegarty, Main Street, Kilcar €30 Kenneth Kennedy, Kilcar House €20 Arlene Cunnea, Glen and Sean McNelis, Kilbeg. For those not living in the area you can buy your Lotto’s online at clgchillchartha.com click the Club Lotto section for details! Club BingoThere was no winner of the Jackpot so it’s now €7,850 on 45 numbers; Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot and thanks to all who continue to support our Bingo! This week’s winners were: €150 John Cunningham €120 Síle Diver €100 Triona McShane €80 Margaret Reilly €70 Máire McShane, Bernard Shovlin, Margaret Doherty, Michael Love, Patricia O’Gara, Joan Ellis and Anne Kane. For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAGAA News: Kilcar come out victorious after tense match was last modified: August 23rd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:GAA noteskilcarlast_img read more

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MAN WHO ALMOST BLINDED DAUGHTER DURING FIGHT WITH WIFE’S LOVER ESCAPES JAIL

first_imgA man who almost blinded his young daughter when he threw a glass jug in a rage at his wife’s lover has escaped jail.Prince Asamoah leaves Letterkenny District Court.Prince Asamoah attacked his wife and her new partner when he entered her home in Letterkenny. The woman and her four daughters were left terrified after the attack in the house at 84 The Grange on June 5th last.Letterkenny District Court was told Asamoah arrived at the house and a huge argument started which saw the accused challenge his wife’s new lover to “settle this like a man.”Asamoah, 37, of 35 Holywell Woods, Swords, Dublin picked up a chair and then a set of pliers and tried to attack the man but he was stopped.He then threw a glass jug at him but he ducked and the jug smashed spraying his three year old daughter with glass.The little girl needed stiches to the wound and pictures of her horrific injuries were handed into the court.The court heard that the child has now made a good recovery and the scarring may not be to severe.Judge Paul Kelly previously said “The photos are horrifying. Hopefully they have healed up. And luckily it doesn’t appear to have damaged her eye.”He added “It’s a very serious incident and and it is extremely fortunate that his 3 year old daughter was not blinded in that eye. The photos we have look particularly horrific and we can only hope she makes a full recovery.”Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said his client had harboured hopes of a reconciliation with his wife but that was not meant to be.He said he was very sorry and felt so guilty about hurting his daughter.He said however that he had now moved on and realised there was no hope of getting back with his wife.Judge Kelly said he accepts the incident happened out of a jealous rage which “sent him out of control.”He sentenced him to 60 hours community services in lieu of two months in prison for assault and a further 60 hours of community service also in lieu of two months in prison.Both sentences are to run concurrently and Judge Kelly also took another charge of assault into consideration.He also ordered Asamoah to pay €130 in compensation.MAN WHO ALMOST BLINDED DAUGHTER DURING FIGHT WITH WIFE’S LOVER ESCAPES JAIL was last modified: February 24th, 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:assaultblindedcourtdaughterletterkennyPrince Asamoahlast_img read more

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DONEGAL VODAFONE CUSTOMERS BLAST NETWORK PROVIDER FOR ‘PATHETIC’ SERVICE

first_imgVodafone users are up in arms.Vodafone users in West Donegal have slammed the network provider for what they’ve described as an ‘unacceptable service’ over the last number of months.Despite strenuous efforts by users to Vodafone customer service personnel – their pleas for the situation to be resolved seems to have fallen on deaf ears.A spokesman at the global communications giant have stressed that they have made efforts to upgrade the service. Some locals have already left the network provider, after finally resigning themselves to the fact the problems were never going to be sorted.Catherine O’Donnell posted on her Facebook timeline, “To Vodafone Ireland, well I finally plucked up the courage and left your network after having s**t coverage for nearly a year.”“I went with 3 perfect coverage. Happy days. Hope many more follow as you don’t deserve customers.”Another local man Gerry Reynolds also expressed that he too had also had enough of their service, and like Catherine switched networks. Gerry said, “I left last week after repeatedly emails, calls and tweets that fell on deaf ears joined the new ID network and perfect signal and even 4g – Vodafone stick it up your a**e.”“Everybody on Vodafone should move and then even when they do decide to do something about it they will have no customers left. “The problem preventing other locals from switching network providers, is due to the fact many customers are tied down to contracts with Vodafone.They’re unable to get out of the contract until it finishes.Theresa McGonagle wrote, “I’m waiting hard on contract to finish too so I can change. Vodafone is brutal, can’t wait to leave them. Pathetic Service.” Some locals are advising that by law they may be able to get out of their contracts earlier that the terms and conditions initially agreed.Nicole Logan wrote, “I left three months ago, I was still was in contract. “But because I complained so much (as much as I could without service!!) and they kept promising they would fix it, they didn’t meet their promises as a company so by law I could leave my contract.”“Brutal service!!” Earlier this week Michelle Magee wrote, “What the flook is going on with the Vodafone signal??“Signal has never been great but now all my phone says is constantly ‘No Service’ So much for upgrading the service…my ass! Aaaarrrgh”A spokesman for Vodafone Ireland told Donegal Daily, “We were upgrading and modernising our network in Dungloe last week which resulted in some disruptions for customers – Friday through Sunday last week.“However, the upgrades will now mean that our customers in the area will now have improved voice coverage and in addition, will have 3G and 4G data.“Overall there will be a much improved experience for customers in Dungloe.“The upgrade means that customers will experience benefits such as significantly improved voice calls and get data everywhere they currently can make a voice call.“In addition, they will also have access to 4G which gives superfast mobile data speeds. This will provide benefits such as seamless music streaming, watching videos without buffering and instant file and photo upload.“All effort is being made to keep disruptions to a minimum during the upgrades across Donegal with the ultimate aim of delivering a much improved call and data experience to customers.DONEGAL VODAFONE CUSTOMERS BLAST NETWORK PROVIDER FOR ‘PATHETIC’ SERVICE was last modified: October 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalVodafonelast_img read more

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Doherty: “Tánaiste should resign”

first_imgSinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD has said the only way for the government to avoid an election is for the Tánaiste to go.Political turmoil has gripped Ireland following a no-confidence motion tabled by Sinn Féin and Fianna Fail.This follows the discovery of an email which alludes to Justice Minister and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald TD allegedly being made aware of the smearing of Garda whistleblower Maurice McCabe in 2015, a year before the smear became public. Fitzgerald TD says that she does not remember the email.A snap election now looms, with polls possibly taking place before Christmas.Donegal Deputy Doherty said the Tánaiste’s position is absolutely untenable and that this is a symptom of a dysfunctional government and a culture of no accountability.Speaking from Leinster House, Teachta Doherty said; “What we have here is a dysfunctional government that is presiding over massive crises in health, housing, childcare, and policing. “There is no accountability.“Sinn Féin has been holding this bad government to account from day one. That is our job and we make no apologies about it.“It is clear that the Tánaiste’s position is untenable. She continued to express confidence in a Garda commissioner despite having knowledge of an attempt to smear, in the most unimaginable way, a Garda whistleblower who highlighted the culture of corruption in the Gardaí.“How can we ever reform our justice system if we cannot hold people accountable at the very top of the system?“This government doesn’t do accountability. Instead of moving to deal with this issue, it has circled the wagons and now risks a general election. “So, let me be clear, the only way for the government to avoid a general election is for the Tánaiste to go. There has to be a level of accountability on government.“If she doesn’t go, there will have to be an election and Sinn Féin will fight that on the basis of bringing accountability to government, dealing with the health and housing crisis, tackling the challenges posed by Brexit, delivering a referendum on Irish Unity, and tackling climate change.”Doherty: “Tánaiste should resign” was last modified: November 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Frances FitzgeraldPearse DohertyTanaistelast_img read more

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