KSAFA launch 2016 David Hunt Management Seminars

first_imgThe Kingston and St. Andrew Football Association (KSAFA) will stage the 2016 David Hunt Management Seminar at the Melbourne Cricket Club on Saturday, January 30.The seminar sponsored by Mayberry Investments Limited and named in honour of the late track and field coach, football coach and administrator is being held in an effort to facilitate the 35 active football clubs in the Corporate Area in becoming more efficient and financially stable as they carry out their mandate of developing the sport of football in the city.KSAFA President Ambassador Stewart Stephenson, while speaking recently at the launch of the seminar at the headquarters of Mayberry Investments Limited said the association’s mandate is to promote the game, foster friendly relationships and control the game, but for that to happen clubs have to be properly managed.”In carrying out our mandate, not only do we pursue competitions for our clubs, but we must also provide supplemental support for the clubs to increase and improve their efficiencies as administrative entities,” he said.Each club is expected to send a coach and a manager to the seminar, where they will hear speakers on a variety of subject areas including club constitution and articles of association, marketing, match day preparation, preparing and maintaining fields and managing finances. There will also be presentations by the referees association on the laws of the game and another on preparing for television interviews. Some of the speakers will include Television Jamaica’s Patrick Anderson, Anika Smith, vice-president of marketing at Mayberry Investments, Gary Peart, CEO of Mayberry Investments, Roy Simpson, the team manager of the national senior football team, Elvis Jenkins, KSAFA’s treasurer and Aubrey Duncan, manager of fields at the St James Parish Council.HAPPY TO BE ASSOCIATEDPeart, whose company contributed $100,000 towards the hosting of the seminar, said Mayberry is happy to be associated with the seminar.”We are happy and proud to be associated with KSAFA, and especially this David Hunt Management Seminar. We have always considered it our duty to support the community and initiatives such as this, which assists in the development of young people and especially young males, and for them to have a safe place to develop their life skills. We are aware of the positive impact this type of activity will have on the clubs and their attached communities,” Peart said.last_img read more

Body found on Number 63 Beach ID’d as missing fisherman

first_imgPirate massacreA decomposed body found on the Number 63 Beach, Corentyne, on Thursday has been identified as that of Gavin Outar, one of the fishermen killed during the recent pirate attacks in Surinamese waters, local media has reported.The decomposed body of Gavin OutarGavin OutarThe body, which was found by fishermen, was identified by relatives by the tattoo on the chest. It is currently at the Skeldon Public Hospital mortuary awaiting a post-mortem.Currently, law enforcement in Suriname have more than a dozen persons in custody, including two alleged suspects identified by survivors – “Crackhead” and “Dick” – who attacked 20 fishermen on the high seas before chopping and tossing them overboard. Thus far, there have been five survivors and four bodies recovered while 11 fishermen are still missing.last_img read more

Govt seeks consultant for Flood Risk Management Project

first_img– to help craft initiatives against flooding, determine drainage optionsBack in 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture had announced that it would be constructing pump stations under the Flood Risk Management Project. Fast forward to 2019 and with floods being a prevalent issue, the Government is now seeking a consultant to provide support to the project.Recent flooding in MahaicaThis is according to a notice released by the Ministry of Agriculture, in which it invited tenders from suitably qualified consulting firms to help design initiatives to reduce the risk of flooding in selected areas along the East Coast of Demerara (ECD).“The principal objectives of this assignment are, based on the completed detailed hydraulic study, determine the best options for drainage interventions to reduce flood risk within the Liliendaal and Ogle drainage areas and the recommended pumping capacities for the pump stations and produce final designs for selected drainage interventions, engineer’s estimates, specifications etc,” the Ministry explained.“Consultants may associate with other firms in the form of a joint venture or a sub consultancy to enhance their qualifications. Consultants should indicate the form of the association (joint venture or sub consultancy, member in charge, other members or sub-consultants,” the Ministry further explained, adding that joint ventures should submit letters of intent.According to the Ministry, the firms interested in applying must provide information to show they have the qualifications and experience to perform the service. This includes information on previous assignments similar to the FRMP, as well as its technical capacity.Since the project, which costs US$11.8 million, is being financed by the World Bank, the Ministry also cited the Bank’s guidelines: Selection and employment of consultants under IBRD loans and IDA credits and grants, which deals with their policy on conflicts of interest.“Bank policy requires that consultants provide professional, objective, and impartial advice and at all times hold the client’s interests paramount, without any consideration for future work, and that in providing advice they avoid conflicts with other assignments and their own corporate interests.”“Consultants shall not be hired for any assignment that would be in conflict with their prior or current obligations to other clients, or that may place them in a position of being unable to carry out the assignment in the best interest of the Borrower.”According to the project document, there are several components to the project. One involves priority infrastructural works to ensure flood risk reduction, inclusive of upgrades to the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC).The other component involves institutional strengthening. This includes implementing a quality assurance and safety system for the EDWC and emergency preparedness plans. It also involves training and data management.A few years ago, when heavy rainfall had inundated Georgetown and its outskirts with flooding, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had called on Government to implement the necessary measures to bring immediate relief to those affected, by ensuring that steps were taken to minimise damage to and losses of property, livestock and crops.He had also urged the Government to pay special attention to the rising water level in the East Demerara Water Conservancy (EDWC) which was reported to be above 57 GD level, as well as the Boerasirie Conservancy.The Opposition Leader had also noted that the Mahaica and Mahaicony Creeks, Pomeroon River and other inland areas, should receive attention as backwater flows could result in downstream flooding, which is the predominant trend in riverine areas.Jagdeo had also advised that defective sluices and silted outfall channels in areas such as Capoey, Cozier, Three Friends, Letter Kenny and Borlam must be urgently addressed and operationalised, as well as those on the East Coast of Demerara, Georgetown and other areas, as necessary.Recent flooding in Mahaica saw more than 300 acres of rice being destroyed and hundreds of acres more being put under threat of destruction by saltwater. In addition, livestock was destroyed and properties sustained damages.last_img read more

Fishing report

first_imgLOS ANGELES COUNTY CASTAIC: What’s biting: largemouth, stripers, catfish, carp, trout: Hot spots: lagoon (trout), ski arm, fishing arm, Castaic Landing (stripers), lagoon (largemouth), muddy areas (catfish), west ramp (carp); Best baits: night crawlers, sardines (stripers), a variety of plastics (largemouth), mackerel, anchovies, stink baits (catfish), frozen shad (carp), Power Bait (trout); DFG stock: No trout plants until mid-February due to closure of hatchery; Info: (661) 775-6232, Ext. 1. Best baits: Power Bait, night crawlers; DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (626) 575-5526. PECK ROAD: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: all over; Best baits: Power Bait, night crawlers; DFG stock; Feb. 15; Info: (626) 575-5527. PUDDINGSTONE: What’s biting: trout, bass, crappie, bluegill; Hot spots: all over; Best baits: Power Bait (trout), Power Bait, night crawlers (bass), mini-jigs (crappie, bluegill); DFG stock: Feb. 22 (bi-monthly); Info: (909) 599-8411, Ext. 4. SANTA FE DAM: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: all over; SAN GABRIEL VALLEY LEGG LAKE: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: all over; center_img Best baits: Power Bait, night crawlers; DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (626) 334-1065. INLAND VALLEY CUCAMONGA/GUASTI: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: all over; Best baits: Power Bait, night crawlers; DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (909) 481-4205. GLEN HELEN PARK: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: both lakes; Best baits: Power Bait, night crawlers; DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (909) 887-7540. YUCAIPA: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: top and lower lakes; Best baits: Power Bait; DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (909) 790-3127, Ext. 3. SANTA BARBARA/VENTURA COUNTIES CACHUMA: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: east end; Best baits: needlefish; DFG stock: Feb. 16; Info: (805) 688-4040. CASITAS: What’s biting: bass; Hot spots: Sunken Island, east shoreline; Best baits: jigs, plastic worms; DFG stock: Feb. 16; Info: (805) 649-2043, 649-6001, Ext. 1, 7. PIRU: What’s biting: trout, largemouth; Hot spots: in the narrows, main lake (trout), off the points in10-15 ft. of water (largemouth); Best baits: Rapalas, Thomas Buoyants (trout), jigs, drop-shotted plastic worms (largemouth); DFG stock: Feb. 16; Info: new fishing hours, 6:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m., seven days; Info: (805) 521-1231, (805) 521-1319. RIVERSIDE COUNTY ANGLER’S: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: all over; Best baits: Power bait, night crawlers; DFG stocks: Fridays, Saturdays; Info: (951) 927-2614. LAKE SKINNER: What’s biting: stripers, trout; Hot spots: north shore (stripers), ramp No. 2, east end (trout); Best baits: flies (stripers), nightcrawlers, Power Bait (trout); DFG stock: Feb. 15 (bi-monthly); Info: (951) 926-1505. CORONA LAKE: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: far side of the lake, dam (trout); Best baits: chartreuse or corn Nitro bait with corn-flavored Nitro gravy, Power Worm, Yello Nitro bait, rainbow Power Bait, night crawlers, Lip Ripperz (trout); DFG stock: Feb. 8; Event: Thundra and Lightning Fishing Tournament, Sunday, Feb. 25, call for info; Info: (951) 277-3321, www.fishinglakes.com DIAMOND VALLEY: What’s biting: bass, trout, stripers, panfish, catfish; Hot spots: 30-50 feet on the points, along the dam, marina, along the shoreline, from the bank, Rock Quarry, Rawson Cove (bass), along the shoreline, east dam, west dam, south side of the wave attenuator (trout), east dam (stripers), saddle dam (panfish), first island on the north shore (catfish); Best baits: worms, swim baits, Carolina Rigs, cranks, brush hogs, ice jigs, lizards, crawdads, Ikas, Senkos (bass), Kastmasters, Power Bait, Roostertails, mini-jigs, Lip Ripperz, Kastmasters (trout), swimbaits (stripers), night crawlers (panfish), pig n’ jigs (catfish); DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (951) 926-7201 or www.dvmarina.com FISHERMAN’S RETREAT: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: all three lakes; Best baits: Power Bait; DFG stock: Jan. 11; Event: Fishing derby every Saturday after Friday stock, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Info: (909) 795-2411. HEMET: What’s biting: trout, bass; Hot spots: off the shoreline (trout, bass); Best baits: Power Bait (trout), swimbaits, night crawlers (bass); DFG stock: Thursdays (bi-monthly); Info: (951) 659-2680, Ext. 4. PERRIS: What’s biting: largemouth, trout, crappie; Hot spots: all over (largemouth), lots No. 11 and No. 12, east end (trout), marina docks (crappie); Best baits: large trout swimbaits, Huddleson lures (largemouth), pieces of night crawlers, silver and gold Kastmasters, Rainbow Rapala, yellow and gren Power Bait (trout), night crawlers, crawdads (largemouth), waxworms, red and white jigs (crappie); DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (951) 657-2179 or (909) 648-5640. RANCHO JURUPA: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: front lake; Best baits: Power Bait, night crawlers, jigs; DFG stock: Feb. 15; Info: (951) 684-7032. ORANGE COUNTY IRVINE LAKE: What’s biting: trout; Hot spots: dam, Sierra Cove, west shore, Kid’s Lagoon, mid-lake; Best baits: CD5 firetiger color Rapalas, Power Mouse made with Gulp! Salmon Eggs, Roostertails, Night crawlers, Kastmasters; Stock: Feb. 15; Info: (714) 649-2168, (714) 649-9111, Ext. 4, or www.irvinelake.net LAGUNA NIGUEL: What’s biting: bass, crappie, trout; Hot spots: to the right of the concession stand, the point, launch ramp, three pipes, flats (trout), deep water (bass), all over (crappie, bluegill); Best baits: zebra midges, olive midges with gold bead, inflated night crawlers dipped in garlic sauce, Berkley Power Bait in various colors, mini-jigs, Berkley power worms in various colors, assorted lures and crappie jigs (trout), drops shots, Texas Rigs, pig n’ jigs, plastic worms in dark colors (bass), night crawlers, mealworms fished with a bobber (crappie, bluegill); DFG stock: Feb. 21; Info: (949) 362-3885 or www.lagunaniguellake.com 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

Taliban commander killed in fighting

first_imgKANDAHAR, Afghanistan – Mullah Dadullah, the Taliban’s most prominent military commander, was killed in fighting in southern Afghanistan with Afghan and NATO troops, officials said today. Dadullah was killed Saturday in the southern province of Helmand, said Said Ansari, the spokesman for Afghanistan’s intelligence service. A government official in Kandahar province who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media said he had seen Dadullah’s body. NATO’s International Security Assistance Force did not confirm the death. Dadullah would be one of the highest-ranking Taliban leaders to be killed since the fall of the hardline regime following the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, and his death would represent a major victory for the Afghan government and U.S. and NATO troops. He is considered one of Taliban leader Mullah Omar’s top lieutenants in southern Afghanistan. A second intelligence service official said Dadullah was killed near the Sangin and Nahri Sarraj districts of Helmand province, which have seen heavy fighting involving British and Afghan troops and U.S. Special Forces. 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

Wolfsburg line up second bid for Chelsea target

first_img Fredy Guarin in action for Colombia Wolfsburg are lining up their second attempt to land Chelsea target Fredy Guarin.The German club attempted to sign the Inter Milan winger before the World Cup but were reportedly knocked back by the player.Now, according to reports in Italy, Wolfsburg are ready to go back once again for the Colombia star.Inter are open to offers for the 28-year-old, even though he only signed a new contract last season, and they hope to raise around £12m from his sale.That won’t put Wolfsburg off and, with no other offers currently on the table, Guarin could decide to join up with the Bundesliga club.But Chelsea, who have held a long-standing interest in the player, could now be tempted into a move of their own. 1last_img read more

Loinneog Lúnasa – Music & Culture Festival 3-8 August

first_imgMake it a long weekend to catch all the fun Loinneog Lúnasa.The Loinneog Lúnasa music and cultural festival will take place in Gaoth Dobhair from Aug 3rd to the 8th, with a varied, quality programme of events to entertain both visitors and locals of all ages.Internationally acclaimed trad artists Na Casaidigh will headline evening concerts during the weekend festival, but the fun starts with Clann Mhic Cumhaill with their new CD ‘Aisling a Fhíorú’ on Wednesday in Teach Mhicí. “We want to concentrate on quality events and activities which reflect the strong influence the area has on Irish music and culture”, said a spokesperson for the organising committee.“I  think it’s obvious from this year’s programme that we’re taking a huge step forward in that respect with internationally renowned acts with local connections, thanks to support from Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall and our local sponsors.”Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde brings together his three choirs from Gaoth Dobhair, Derry and Belfast to sing beautifully arranged Irish songs as Glórthaí Uladh, Óstán na Cúirte Friday at 8pm.The festival programme is filled with music and dance, guided walks, family events and fun. To make the most of the beautiful scenery in the area there are a number of very interesting guided walking tours. Take a boat trip to Inis Bó Finne with a man who knows the island well, An tAth. Brian Ó Fearraigh. Discover off the beaten track hidden gems with the very entertaining and knowledgeable gardener Dónall Ó Cnáimhsí on Saturday 3.30pm meeting at the Heights, Bun na Leaca. Sunday at 8pm join the adventure with a twilight beach walk leaving from Óstán Ghaoth Dobhair.On Saturday there will be a Family Day organised by Cumann Curach Ghaoth Dobhair at Cé Mhachaire Gathláin. The festivities kick off at 2pm and will include a curach exhibition, music, food and other fun.There is a music workshop in An Crannóg, delivered by two internationally renowned musicians Seathrún and Aongus Ó Casaide. The workshop run from 10am to 1pm and cost €5. There will be a food and crafts market starting at 11am on Saturday at An Crannóg.Also on Saturday, the Family Fun Day at Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar, starts at 1pm, with nature walks starting from the same centre at 2pm on Sunday. But of course, the Gaeltacht parish of Gaoth Dobhair is particularly known for Irish music and culture, and the heart of the weekend festival is culture: music, dancing and the Irish language. “Focal ar Fhocal”, Friday 6 to 8pm is an Irish Language writing and singing workshop, also at Ionad Naomh Pádraig, Dobhar.There are a number of top-class concerts over the weekend, on Sunday at 9.30 there will be an evening of music and song with the local legend Moya Brennan, taking the stage with her family and friends at in the world-famous home of Clannad and Enya Tábhairne Leo, Croithlí. On Friday and Sunday night there will be céilí dancing in Teach Jack an Ghlaisigh. Teach Hiúdaí Beag an Bun Beag, has seen some of the finest talent in Ireland in the Irish traditional music scene, play here at their long-standing traditional music seisiún over the decades. Check it out Friday and Monday night.The full festival programme is available by clicking here and on Facebook.Contact details An Crannóg 0749532208 or cfgd@eircom.net.Ceol agus craic i nGaoth Dobhair do Loinneog Lúnasa! I measc na buaic phointí cultúrtha sa cheantar, tá Loinneog Lúnasa, ceiliúradh ar an tsaibhreas atá forleathan san áit.Tá lucht eagruithe Loinneog Lúnasa gnóthach leis na h-ullmhúcháin do dheireadh seachtaine fada de cheol, cultúr agus craic i nGaoth Dobhair, i nGaeltacht Dhún na nGall. Seo an cúigiú bliain den fhéile chultúrtha, agus beidh sé ag tarlú ar fud na paróiste ón 3-8ú Lúnasa.Mar bhuaic phointí eile den chlár, beidh ceol le amhránaithe cáiliúla idirnáisiúnta chomh maith le tallann óg.Cuirfear tús leis an fhéile le ceolchoirm bríomhar leis an ghrúpa áitiúl Clann Mhic Cumhaill i dTeach Mhicí oíche Chéadaoin. Tá dlúthdhiosca úr acu le amhráin agus dánta I gcuimhne ar laochra 1916 ‘Aisling a Fhíorú’.Beidh dhá ghlúin de Na Casaidigh i dTeach Jack ar an Ghlaisigh Déardaoin le seisiún ina dhiaidh leis an ghrúpa óg as an cheantair An Crann Óg.Bhéarann Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde le chéile trí chór a bhfuil sé ina stiúirtheoir orthu – Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid (Gaoth Dobhair), Cór Uí Chanáin (Doire) agus Cór Loch Lao (Béal Feirste). Ceolfaidh siad rogha d’amhráin fhonnmhara Chúige Uladh le tionlacan ar fhidil, píob uilleann agus bocsa ceoil. Beidh seo in Óstán na Cúirte ag a hocht ar an Aoine agus seisiún dTí Hiúdaí na dhiaidh.Fillfidh an ceoltóir cáiliúil idirnáisiúnta le Clannad, Moya Brennan le oíche speisialta ceoil a chur ar fáil i dTábhairne Leo, lena clann ceolmhar féin ina cuideachta agus cairde.Tá éagsúlacht de imeachtaí teaghlaigh ag tarlú i rith an lae agus neart seisiún ceoil agus damhsa ins na tábhairní agus óstáin áitiúla. Deir ball de choiste eagruithe Loinneog Lúnasa “Bhí muid ag iarraidh féile a chruthú a dhéanfadh ceiliúir ar an traidisiún láidir atá sa cheantar, ach a dhéanfadh spreagadh ar cheoltóirí óga an traidisiún sin a iompar ar aghaidh. Sin an fáth a bhfuil béim againn ar cheardlainne agus ceolchoirmeacha leis na ceoltóirí is fearr. Tá bród mhór orainn go ndéanann Loinneog Lúnasa an tobar domhan seo de thálainn áitiúil a cheiliúradh agus a chothú.”Teagmháilcfgd@eircom.net0749532208.Loinneog Lúnasa – Music & Culture Festival 3-8 August was last modified: July 29th, 2016 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:Gaoth Dobhairloinneog lunasamusic and culture fetivallast_img read more


first_imgClub Iorras: Winners for January: €50-Rose Kelly, Dunaff. €30-John Joe & Kathleen Doherty, Tiernasligo. €20-Barney Friel, Boston.Thanks to all who support Club Iorras. If interested in joining Club Iorras or would like more information please contact John Friel, Treasurer. Cost is €20 per month (or €5 weekly). Can be payable by standing order or cash etc.IORRAS GAA Bingo- Every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall Clonmany at 9.00pm Come along and try your luck. Match “N” Win January 30th: No jackpot winner-numbers drawn: 3, 5, 14 & 15. €15 winners: Damien Doherty, 19 Gaddyduff. Allan Gracie Tullagh. Angela Friel, Dunaff. Rose Doherty (Gill), Annaugh. Monica Friel, Aughrim Heights, Ballyliffin.We would like to thank the local community and beyond for your continued support of our Lotto. Thanks, also to all Lotto Sellers.Club Membership now due for 2014: Fees for 2014: Adult Membership: €25 Students (3rd level & in full time education with Student ID card): €15. Under-age: €3. Anyone playing football for the club must have their Membership paid up to be covered by insurance in case of injury.Club members will also have first preference on Donegal Match tickets for the coming season.Fees must be paid in full by March 31st. Payable to John Friel, Nichola Donaghey or any Committee member. Child Protection Course & Foundation Coaching Course: As part of the Club’s ongoing Coaching developments there will be a Child Protection (Friday 7th) & Foundation Coaching Course in the Malin GAA Clubhouse on Friday Evening 7th February & Saturday 8th February. Anyone involved with Underage teams, Coaching or would like a refresher course please contact Coaching Officer Alan Friel asap on 0879029672 or David Hession on 0860538537 so that we can book you a place. These courses will allow those interested to gain basic skills & confidence to help out with teams.Ladies training for 2014 resumes on Sunday February 9th. Hope to see all ladies interested in playing for the Club there.Training starts at 10 am sharp.GAA National Club Draw-€10 tickets are now available from John J Friel or any Committee member. 10 fantastic prizes including a trip to The 2014 International Rules in Australia, Trip to New York, Gaa Packages. All monies raised from these tickets are retained by CLG IORRAS/URRIS GAA . Funds raised will be used for the ongoing Clubhouse Development and for the day to day running of our club. Draw takes place on March 17th 2014.Date for your Diary:Saturday February 15th in the Strand Hotel-Charity Dance / Buffet in aid of the new Club House. Tickets available from Committee Members.Club Merchandise: Anyone looking for Club Merchandise for the new season ahead please contact Donal Kelly on 0876461707. A great range of Club tops,Hoodies, new training tops etc. available. Facebook: Find us on CLG Iorras/Urris Gaa and keep up to date on all club news and fixtures plus lots of other links.Any items of news for the Club notes should be forwarded to Rose on 0877770639 or email rosiekelly28@eircom.net no later than 9 pm on Sunday night.GAA NEWS – URRIS LADIES READY TO GET BACK TRAINING was last modified: February 2nd, 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:Urris GAA club noteslast_img read more


first_imgBirdwatch Ireland has assured people that thousands of young swallow chicks will not be left behind when the birds migrate out of the country in the coming weeks.A brood of swallowsAn unusually mild September has seen many late broods of chicks being born in barns and outhouses across Co Donegal.Now Birdwatch Ireland says it has been inundated with calls from worried people concerned about the young chicks. However the group says that while the majority of swallows will leave in September, others will leave throughout October.A spokesman said “The fact is, although the bulk of our Swallows leave us during September, it’s actually perfectly normal for good numbers to remain here well into October, and it happens every year.“All going well, these late-brood chicks will leave their nests soon and begin the long and arduous flight to southern Africa, where they will spend our winter.”Once strong enough the birds will gather and will make the 9,000km journey to South Africa but many will perish along the way. The birds born in Ireland will return to the same location next year where they too will begin the breeding cycle. LATE SWALLOW CHICKS WON’T PERISH IN DONEGAL, SAYS BIRDWATCH IRELAND was last modified: September 25th, 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:Birdwatch Irelanddonegalswallowslast_img read more


first_imgLast night’s launch of the Community Alert scheme in Raphoe/St Johnston.Over one hundred residents from the three Community Alert Groups in Raphoe and St Johnston last night attended the launch of the local text alert scheme at Ballylennon Church Hall. The three groups, DCSM, Binnion View and Glenmaquinn came together to launch their respective text alert schemes.The large attendance were welcomed by the three chairmen, Joe Boland, Bert Galbraith and Samuel Elton with Garda Siochana Superintendent Michael Finan and Inspector David Kelly addressing the crowd and officially launching the schemes. Superintendent Finnan said that it was great to see the three groups working closely together and that this could only benefit the whole area.He also said that it was time for the Garda to build relationships in the local communities.He said that the benefits of Community Alert schemes was evident in recent weeks as the alertness of individuals played a major role in the arrest of suspects in several serious crimes. Also addressing the meeting were Sgt Paul Wallace, area crime prevention officer and Vanessa Clarke of Muintir Na Tire.  TIME FOR GARDAI TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS IN DONEGAL COMMUNITIES – TOP GARDA was last modified: October 23rd, 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:donegalRaphoeSt Johnstontext alert schemelast_img read more