Jeremy White Named Southeastern Louisiana Head Volleyball Coach

first_imgStill an active athlete, White has continued his playing career both indoor as a middle blocker and outside hitter, and on the beach circuit where he’s won multiple tournaments at the Open/AA level.A two-time graduate of McNeese, White earned a bachelor’s degree in health and human performance in 2008 and completed his masters in exercise physiology in 2016. He is married to the former Sarah Lyons, a Lake Charles native. Southland Conference members Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, New Orleans, Stephen F. Austin and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi currently sponsor beach volleyball and the Southland plans to sponsor a conference beach volleyball championship event beginning with the 2020 season.NCAA BEACH VOLLEYBALL RULESOpponents play five sets of doubles matches (best two-out-of-three) against each other, with the first to take three matches claiming the victory. Schools are required to play a minimum of eight matches over the course of 16 available playing dates. Most schools play multiple matches per weekend while participating in several tournaments. HometownVidor, Texas “We are so excited for Coach Jeremy and his family that he is returning home to Louisiana.  Our state and the Southland Conference are lucky to have someone of Jeremy’s drive and character leading the Southeastern program.” – Ashleigh Fitzgerald, Head Coach, McNeese State University EducationMcNeese, 2008 (Master’s, 2016) At Northwestern, White (38-25) led the Lady Rangers to the two best seasons in school history, producing seven All-Conference selections and a Great American Conference Newcomer of the Year. The winningest coach in program history, he guided Northwestern to back-to-back appearances in the GAC Tournament. The Lady Rangers have maintained a team GPA over 3.0 throughout his tenure. NCAA BEACH VOLLEYBALL HISTORYApproved in 2009 as an emerging sport for women, sand volleyball exceeded the target goal of 40 NCAA varsity programs by October 2014 and was approved as the NCAA’s 90th Division I championship sport. The NCAA officially changed the name of the sport to beach volleyball in 2015, hosting the first NCAA Division I championship the next year. Courtesy of SLU AthleticsHAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana Athletics ushered in a new era Wednesday as athletic director Jay Artigues announced the hiring of Jeremy White, a native of Vidor, Texas, as the head of the university’s volleyball program and the addition of beach volleyball as an NCAA sport. White, whose hire is pending approval of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors, comes to Southeastern from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, Oklahoma. He replaces Jim Smoot, who retired last month to wrap up a 39-year coaching career, the last six of which were spent at Southeastern. “I’m really excited for the opportunity to take over the volleyball program at Southeastern,” White said. “With lots of talent in the state, quality facilities and a supportive athletic administration, the key pieces are in place for success.” From 2011 to 2013, White led the Lady Bucs to an 81-28 record, three-straight District 1-5A Championships and back-to-back appearances in the State Quarterfinals (2012 and 2013). During his tenure at Barbe, White was a three-time district Coach of the Year who produced 16 all-district athletes, two district MVPs, two All-State athletes and two state all-stars.A fixture in Texas and Louisiana club circles, he was a club director and coach for eight years, with multiple club teams across both states. Many of the players he trained and coached at the club level went on to play collegiate volleyball after playing in his system. While at McNeese, White helped guide the Cowgirls to back-to-back appearances in the conference tournament. He coached three All-Southland performers, two of which – Malina Sanchez (2015 Louisiana Player of the Year) and Bridget Justis (2016 Louisiana Libero of the Year) – also earned top honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT NEW SOUTHEASTERN COACH JEREMY WHITE”Jeremy will turn Southeastern volleyball into a winner. He learned from Lee McBride, one of the best coaches in the country, who also mentored me. Jeremy not only knows the game very well and how to train at a high level but he instills a great team culture. The players there will want to play hard from him.” – Jim Barnes, Head Coach, Tulane University SWEET 16Beach volleyball becomes the 16th NCAA sport sponsored by Southeastern. Under White’s direction, home matches will be played on new sand courts currently under construction behind the right-field wall of the softball stadium in North Oak Park. White has several years of both club and high school coaching experience, the most prominent being a stint as head coach at Barbe High School in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Before Northwestern, White spent one season as the top assistant at Lamar State College in Port Arthur, Texas, and two more as the recruiting coordinator at fellow Southland Conference-foe McNeese. All membership fees and donations to both the Diggin’ It Club and S Club (volleyball) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern volleyball program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at laa@southeastern.edu or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com. ChildrenSon, Karter James (5 mos.) DIGGIN’ IT CLUB / S CLUBFans interested in becoming active supporters of the Southeastern volleyball program are encouraged to join the Diggin’ It Club. Lion volleyball alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners. #LionUp The 13th head coach in program history, White will also have oversight of the beach volleyball program. Featuring many of the same players from the indoor squad, the Lady Lions will take to the sand for their first official competition in the spring of 2020. Coaching Experience2017-18           Northwestern Oklahoma State – Head Coach2015-16           McNeese State University – Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coordinator2014                Lamar State College-Port Arthur – Assistant Coach2011-13           Alfred M. Barbe High School (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – Head Coach2010-11           West Brook High School (Beaumont, Texas) – Assistant Coach/Interim Head Coach2008-10           Alfred M. Barbe High School (Lake Charles, Louisiana) – Assistant Coach2007-16           Southwest Select/Sandshark Volleyball Club – Club Director/Coach SOCIAL MEDIAFor more information on Lady Lions Volleyball, follow @SLU_VBall on Twitter, @Southeastern_vb on Instagram, like /SLUathletics on Facebook and subscribe to the SLUathletics YouTube channel. In his first season at the helm of the program, White engineered a 16-win improvement, finishing the year 20-10 overall. With a fourth-place regular season finish in the Great American Conference, the Lady Rangers advanced to the conference tournament for only the second time in six seasons. For his efforts, White was named state Coach of the Year by the Oklahoma Sports Network. “Jeremy White brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm,” Artigues said. “I’m really excited about him taking over our volleyball program. He understands our mission statement of excellence in the classroom, community and competition, with a proven track record of success in all three facets. I can’t wait to see where the program heads under his direction.” WifeSarah The Jeremy White Filelast_img read more

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The crisis slows the resurgence of Guedes and Cillessen

first_imgFor him Portuguese is a dry braking after having had a very bad time for more than four months. After having been 122 days stopped Due to a rearfoot injury that was misdiagnosed at the start, the Portuguese had returned to the fields on February 4, in the Cup match against Granada. Little by little I was picking up the pace. So much so that his best game was against Betis on February 29. That day you could see, at times, to Guedes who dazzled in the first season at the club, al Guedes for which Peter Lim disbursed 40 million euros to PSG, in the summer of 2018, becoming the most expensive footballer in history. A very similar dynamic was living Cillessen. The Barça exporter started LaLiga as a starter but a derby injury against Levante (on December 7) kept him out for many weeks. He tried to return against Logroñés, in the Cup, on January 22 but suffered in the warm-up. He finally arrived recovered to the crucial part of the season but Celades preferred Jaume to face Atalanta (first leg) and Real Sociedad. In the return against the Italians he recovered the starting shirt and was settling in the eleven against Betis, Alavés and Atalanta (return). The objective of both was to get to the top in these months and make it to the Euro Cup well, helping Valencia to achieve the objectives. The winger was injured after returning from a match with his team. His last game with Valencia had been on October 2, against Ajax, at Mestalla. After returning at Los Cármenes, he had played against Getafe and had already started against Atalanta, in Milan, and against Atlético. The return against the Italians played the entire second half.center_img Gonçalo Guedes (40 million) and Jasper Cillessen (35) are the two most expensive signings in the history of Valencia. And both have had a similar trajectory so far this season. They started from the headlines, they had to stop due to an injury quite long and fair now they were beginning to shine, just when the season had to stop.last_img read more

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Youthful 1BATAAN Risers upset Pasig Grindhouse to rule 1st leg of Chooks 3×3

first_imgLATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Paras wasn’t just an observer for the day as he ruled the Gameville Dunk Contest with a sick one-handed tomahawk jam over four slouched referees to collect 49 points from the judges. He beat NU high-flyer Daniel Chatman’s 39 points for the throne.Ababou, on the other hand, made up for Pasig Grindhouse’s runner-up finish with his Gameville Three-Point Shootout victory over Asistio, 6-3.Carga Valenzuela and Pasay Voyagers also made it to the semifinals after topping their respective brackets.The second leg of the President’s Cup will be on Sunday, February 24, still at the SM Megamall Events Center.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “We’re so happy and we really worked hard for this,” said Pasaol, the charismatic super scorer out of University of the East, in Filipino.1Bataan was well on its way to a victory after taking a 16-11 advantage courtesy of a pair of freebies from Pasaol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsTaylor Statham, though, didn’t allow Pasig Grindhouse to go down quietly as he brought his side within one in the final two minutes before Joshua Munzon gave the Kings the lead, 18-17, with a booming long bomb in the final 55 seconds.Santillan, however, had his way inside against Troy Rike to bring the lead back in the Risers’ favor, 19-18 with 30 seconds remaining. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines — 1BATAAN Risers proved that they were the rightful kings as they were crowned as the champions of the first leg of the Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 President’s Cup, topping the Pasig Grindhouse Kings, 19-18, in the finals on Saturday at the SM Megamall Events Center in Mandaluyong.Alvin Pasaol and Santi Santillan powered the young crew with seven points apiece as they completed the upset over the preseason favorites.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jayjay Helterbrand, Ginebra beat rival Purefoods in PBA Legends game Munzon tried his luck from the top of the arc, but his shot fell way short as 1Bataan banked on defense to hold off Pasig Grindhouse as time expired.Sean Manganti chipped in five points, as Anton Asistio was the crucial fourth member of the Risers as they bagged the P100,000 cash prize.“We beat them through our hard work. We really didn’t have any other strategy because they’re such a big team. We were the underdogs and undersized,” said Pasaol.It was a successful inaugural staging for Chooks-to-Go president and league owner Ronald Mascarinas and commissioner Eric Altamirano, who both raised the curtain on the first-of-its-kind 3×3 league in the country.Also gracing the event were former Gilas Pilipinas head coaches Tab Baldwin and Chot Reyes,  ambassadors Kobe Paras, Kai Sotto, Terrence Romeo, and Calvin Abueva, FIBA 3×3 business director Fei Gao, and FIBA Oceania and Singapore executive director David Crocker.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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Linden business community wants reform in allocation of lands for investment

first_img…says investors are delayed by slothful systemThe business community in Linden on Friday called for a reform in the way properties and lands are allocated for investment during a meeting between the President of the Linden Chamber of Industry Commerce and Development (LCICD), Victor Fernandes and Business Minister Dominic Gaskin.The meeting was set up by the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN) to address the issues that affect business development in Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) and to commemorate the third annual business conference.The President of the Chamber, while highlighting the fact that a number of investors have expressed interest in expanding businesses in Linden, said the sector seems not to be working.Fernandes said the Chamber would like to see reform in the way properties and lands are allocated for business investment, adding that investors are made to wait years given the slothful nature of the system.“We would have had a number of investors indicating their willingness to invest in Linden…we were expressing concerns with regards to the processes…One of the things that we would like to see is that there be a reform with regards to allocation of properties because many of these businesses have to go through a long process, wait a number of years before they can implement the programme. This would stymie the whole investment, per se because it’s crucial that initially what persons would like to have is properties being allocated or a portion of land might be required…No investor would have his resource and be waiting…naturally they would gravitate to another area where they would be easily facilitated,” he expressed.Fernandes also outlined that there is a current backlog of thousands of applications in the system, which he complained were in the system for too long.According to him, the business sector there was quite pleased with the announcement with regards to the implementation of 20 per cent being set aside for small businesses in Guyana. Prior to this, he said many were at a disadvantage and he is hoping that benefits would be as pronounced as was announced.Minister Gaskin in his response, acknowledged that the issue of acquiring lands for investment is nothing new.last_img read more

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Keeping families intact

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Eventually, the man regrouped, got his life together and his children back. But now the coalition has plans to purchase a property where families can be kept together. The coalition is in escrow to purchase a triplex residence at 7916-20 Newlin Ave. where it can house three homeless families for up to two years. The coalition has had a shelter open since 2001, but it only houses men and women – no children. No services will be provided on site, but all will have access to those provided at the shelter as well as other social services available in the community, he said. WHITTIER – Ted Knoll, the executive director of an agency helping the homeless, still remembers the man he couldn’t help keep his family together. He had come to the Whittier Area First Day Coalition’s shelter. His wife, for whom he had been a caregiver, had died and he became depressed. But he had children, and the family had no place to live. “There were very few (shelters) with children at the time,” Knoll said. “He had to give his kids up to the county and he came into First Day.” Families will be allowed to stay for up to two years. They’re only allowed to stay at the coalition’s shelter for six months. “These will be people who have become stabilized, but don’t have enough money to transition into their own apartment or house,” Knoll said. Residents will pay rent – 30 percent of their income – and meet federal income guidelines. It will be several months before the property is available and the program, called Bringing Families Together, can start. So far, the program has gotten little reaction from its potential neighbors. The coalition has mailed letters out and only gotten one response – a person who was interested in the program for a relative, Knoll said. No one showed up to a Saturday morning meeting. Another meeting with neighbors is scheduled for 1 p.m. today at the Whittier Historic Depot, 7333 Greenleaf Ave. Knoll said the coalition plans to spruce up the house and begin a Neighborhood Watch program. “We want to make it look good and make a nice impression on the community,” he said. Escrow can’t clear until the city approves the project. Jeff Collier, director of community development, said he isn’t sure whether a conditional-use permit will be required. If so, that could take as much as four months to get through the necessary hearings. The residents living at the existing homes also must be relocated with assistance from the coalition, Knoll said. The homes are being purchased with the help of a $1 million grant from Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. It was part of $4 million in homeless funds he had available. “Whittier Area First Day Coalition has shown that it’s committed to the goal of not just managing the homeless, but ending homelessness,” said David Sommers, Knabe’s spokesman. “We need to support programs that are designed to get people permanently transitioned into long-term housing,” Sommers said. The purchase of the house also has the support of the city. “It’s a great idea,” Mayor Owen Newcomer said. “It adds a level of service in the continuum of care.” For example, someone might go into the coalition’s shelter and start to get your life back together. “But you don’t jump there to become a self-supporting individual,” Newcomer said. “You go out and get a job, but you can’t afford market-rate housing. This allows you to get a little more independent.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022 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

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Hazard situation similar to when Ronaldo joined Real, says former team-mate

first_img 4 Hazard was voted Player of the Month for September having started the season in excellent form 4 The Blues managed to keep hold of their main man, who has not hidden the fact that playing for Real has been a dream of his since he was a child.Hazard ruled out leaving in January, but playing in Spain remains a goal of his. Chelsea, understandably, are keen to offer him a bumper new contract.Brown was a team-mate of Ronaldo’s at Man United and the pair won many trophies together before Ronaldo eventually got his dream move to Real in 2009. 4 Hazard’s start to the season, which sees him top the goal charts with seven goals in eight games, has seen him win the Player of the Month award for September. Real Madrid paid £80m for him in 2009 and he was unveiled in front of thousands of delighted fans at the Bernabeu 4 Ronaldo and Brown spent six years as Man United team-mates and won three league titles, the FA Cup and two League Cups “[Hazard has] not lied. It’s not like he’s playing rubbish for your club.“He’s doing the best that he can and it’s just a boyhood dream he’s always had – it was the same with Ronaldo.“You ask any United player or fan if he disrespected the club, they’d say: ‘Completely not.’ It’s just one of his dreams.” You know what, it’s the same situation as Cristiano Ronaldo when he was at United,” Brown told the Express.“Between the lads in the dressing room, [we’d ask him]: ‘Who’s your favourite club?’ And he’d say: ‘I’ve always wanted to play for Real Madrid.’ Former Manchester United defender Wes Brown sees similarities in Eden Hazard’s flirtation with Real Madrid to when Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Liga giants.Chelsea star Hazard was linked with a move to the Bernabeu during the summer, having expressed a desire to play there. Brown and Ronaldo won the 2008 Champions League together, with the Portuguese star leaving for Real Madrid a year later last_img read more

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TD Mac LOCHLAINN’S ANGER AS LABOUR OPPOSE HIS EQUALITY BILL

first_imgSinn Féin Justice and Equality spokesperson Padraig Mac Lochlainn has reacted with anger after Labour vowed to oppose moved his Equality Status (Amendment) Bill 2013 in the Dáil this evening.The bill, if passed into law, would ensure equality proofing of annual budgets to assess the impact on sections of society that need enhanced protection from the state.“What’s the point of them being in Government,” said the Donegal TD. “Their opposition to it is shameful.”The following is Deputy Mac Lochlainn’s Dáil speech in Full:As an Irish Republican, equality is at the core of all that I believe in. I believe in a new Republic, a republic where all citizens are equal, regardless of the colour of their skin, their religious beliefs, their sexual orientaion, where they live or what they do.Today we are appealing to the government via this piece of legislation laid before the house to implement equality budgeting.Creating the conditions for establishing an equal society means recognising that many diverse groups and sections of Irish society need enhanced protection from the State.This Bill amends the existing legislation and aims to provide for equality proofing of government policy and budgets and public bodies through impact assessments. The Bill will ensure that both government and public bodies, in exercising their functions do so in a way that is designed to reduce the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage.The Bill recognises those additional sectors of society who require enhanced protection from the State in relation to policy and spending decisions.We all know that times are hard in the Ireland of 2013 but what some of us fail to recognise is just how difficult they are for some of the poorest and most vulnerable in our society. This government came into office on a wave of promises in 2011. Soon afterwards it became apparent that many of their plans involved taking from some of the most vulnerable.* A study carried out by TASC revealed that the most at-risk group of poverty in Ireland, lone parents, lost the highest percentage of income in Budget 2011.* Low income workers are disproportionately affected by austerity measures, such as the Universal Social Charge, which is a highly regressive tax coming into force at its highest level of 7% at just above the minimum wage. Women make up the majority of workers earning the minimum wage or just above.* Women and in particular, women with children, are more reliant on public services and welfare provisions, all of which are currently being severely curtailed by government. * Reductions in health expenditure have resulted in reductions in services for people with disabilities.* Budget 2011 saw cuts in Disability Allowance, Carers Allowance (under 66), and Carer’s Benefit.We have witnessed and continue to see increases in inequality and poverty, and there is growing evidence highlighting the disproportionate impact economic policies are having on disadvantaged groups since the beginning of the economic crisis.Equality Budgeting has been internationally accepted as a means to effectively deal with inequality and poverty. Worldwide there are over 60 countries that have adopted or are working toward equality budgeting, such as the United Kingdom, South Africa, Canada, Tanzania and Uganda.The time has come for Ireland to follow suit and make a stand and provide a more just and equitable society for all.Often in order to create true equality we have to put the mechanisms in place to ensure that this happens, this is one of those times.By using equality budgeting we would be ensuring that equality is placed well and truly at the centre of any decisions concerning public expenditure and income.I now want to outline some of the specifics of the Bill.The existing Equal Status Act 2000 came into force on the 25th October 2000 and it was amended by the Equality Act 2004 on the 19th July 2004. The Acts relate to discrimination based on the following 9 grounds: Gender, Civil Status, Family Status, Age, Race, Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, and Membership of the Traveller community.The Acts apply to people who:Buy and sell a wide variety of goods,Use or provide a wide range of services,Obtain or dispose of accommodation,Attend at, or are in charge of, educational establishments,There are separate provisions on discriminatory clubs.However all complaints must relate to at least one of the 9 discriminatory grounds listed in the previous point.The Sinn Féin Equal Status (Amendment) Bill 2013 aims to do a number of things;It seeks to add new anti-discriminatory categories to the existing 9. These include;Trade union membershipSocio-economic backgroundIrish language speakersFormer political prisoners who served their sentences before the Good Friday Agreement or were released as part of that agreementRural dwellersIt seeks to introduce Equality Impact Assessment schemes and Consultation on a statutory compulsory basis by all Government Departments and public bodies where they are introducing any new measure, policy, budget and what adverse impact this may have on the existing 9 and additional 6 anti-discriminatory categories proposed in the Bill and how they intend to better achieve equality of opportunity, or would better eliminate or lessen existing discrimination.They must have regard to promote equality of opportunity. The Equality Impact Assessment scheme of each department and public body will be assessed for compliance and monitored by the Equality Authority.They will offer advice as per guidelines detailing the statutory duties of all departments and public bodies.Departments and public bodies will publish the results of their Equality Impact Assessments and state the aims of the measure, policy, budget to which the assessment relates and give details of any consideration given against the duty to promote equality of opportunity and against the existing 9 categories and new additional 6 proposed.The Government and public bodies in carrying out its functions have regard to reducing the inequalities of outcome which result from socio-economic disadvantage.A Complaints system will be introduced also and overseen by the Equality Authority against departments and public bodies. The Equality Authority may approve a department’s scheme, and have power to modify it or request them to make a revised scheme.Each department and public body must publish an annual report on the operation and performance of the scheme.Via equality audits and impact assessments, Equality Budgeting provides information on the economic impact of policy measures on different sections of society.Inequality and poverty are on the increase in Ireland.The gap between the richest and poorest in Ireland increased by 25% in 2010, with the top 20% earning 5.5 times the income of those on the lowest 20%The percentage of people in Ireland living in consistent poverty increased in 2010, as did the percentage of children at risk of poverty, which stands at 19.5%We now know that economic policy measures introduced since the beginning of the economic crisis are having a disproportionate impact on certain sections of society, thereby exacerbating inequality and poverty.Equality budgeting makes sense.It is fair and just.I am asking all Deputies in the house to allow this bill to progress to Committee stage.ENDSTD Mac LOCHLAINN’S ANGER AS LABOUR OPPOSE HIS EQUALITY BILL was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:TD Mac LOCHLAINN’S ANGER AS LABOUR OPPOSE HIS EQUALITY BILLlast_img read more

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THEY’VE GONE GAA GAA! ANOTHER GAA FIGURE JOINS ELECTION RACE

first_imgYET ANOTHER GAA figure has joined the council election race – with businessman and Kilcar Seniors manager John McNulty to run for Fine GaelFine Gael General Secretary, Tom Curran, has said the Party’s Executive Council is “happy to confirm” to Donegal Daily that Mr John McNuty, Stranorlar, has been added to the Party ticket for the Donegal electoral area for the Local Elections to Donegal County Council. John McNulty is a businessman and runs the Mace convenience store in Stranorlar. He has also run retail businesses in his native Kilcar, Carrick and Donegal town. Actively involved in the GAA, John is manager of the Kilcar senior and U-21 football teams. He will join sitting Councillors John Boyle and Barry O’Neill on the Fine Gael ticket in the six-seat Donegal electoral area, which has been increased by one seat since the last local electionTom Curran said: ‘The Party’s Executive Council believes Fine Gael has put in place an excellent team in the Donegal electoral area. We are very confident of success in the Local Elections in Donegal.” THEY’VE GONE GAA GAA! ANOTHER GAA FIGURE JOINS ELECTION RACE was last modified: April 4th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Fine Gaeljohn mcnultykilcarlast_img read more

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IT’S A SELL-OUT! DONEGAL COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT IN TOURISM BOOST

first_imgCrowds are being drawn to places like RossnowlaghALMOST every hotel room has been sold out in County Donegal this weekend in a sensational turnaround in the fortunes of the tourism trade, a Donegal Daily survey has found.Hotel rooms from Malin to Bundoran and from Rossnowlagh to Gaoth Dobhair have been snapped up, driven by a series of factors this weekend.A large influx of northern tourists has been boosted by the strong sterling and a bank holiday weekend in the North. Better marketing of the county has also drawn in thousands of visitors from Europe, America and the Far East.The county’s leading hotels including Solis Lough Eske, Harvey’s Point, the Mount Errigal, the Redcastle, the Sandhouse, The Clanree, the Station House, The Holyrood, The Malin and the Ballyliffin Lodge have all been booked out.Just a handful of guest house and B&B accommodations are available.A series of events including the Donegal marathon in Letterkenny, the incredible food festival in Donegal Town and music and car festivals have helped draw in the crowds. “It has been an excellent summer for visitors to Donegal,” said Paul Diver from the Sandhouse Hotel in Rossnowlagh.“Weekends and week days have been fully booked. We’ve had to take on extra staff this year and that all helps the local economy.“I think people are finally discovering Donegal….and realising how beautiful it is.”Carolynne Harrison at the Mount Errigal Hotel in Letterkenny said a huge rise in Irish visitors on ‘staycations’ was helping to drive the industry.“We’ve hired extra staff across the board because it has been so busy,” she said. “Sterling is also back to where it should be in terms of exchange rates and that is bringing so many extra people from the North and from Scotland too.”IT’S A SELL-OUT! DONEGAL COMPLETELY BOOKED OUT IN TOURISM BOOST was last modified: August 23rd, 2014 by John2Share 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:Mount Errigal HotelPaul DiverRossnowlaghSand House Hoteltourism boostlast_img read more

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O’Meara set for York Hall return

first_imgSteve O’Meara is set to return to action on 14 September at York Hall – the venue where his last two fights have ended in spectacular first-round wins.The light-middleweight beat fellow West Londoner Ryan Toms there to become southern area champion last September and flattened Nathan Weise three months later.O’Meara, who was born in Shepherd’s Bush and lives in West Drayton, will feature in a six-round bout at the iconic Bethnal Green venue with his opponent yet to be confirmed.A victory would be another step towards a British title shot for the 28-year-old.“I’m on a roll at York Hall at the moment with winning my last two fights in a round, so it would be great to make it three in a row next month,” said O’Meara,“Saying that, if it it doesn’t come in the first round then I won’t be too gutted. I prefer to get in the rounds so that I’m building up the experience as I build towards a British title shot.”See also:O’Meara ready for York Hall returnFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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