Lukaku bags double as Belgium sweep Iceland aside

first_imgLukaku, also on the mark in Friday’s 4-0 friendly defeat of Scotland, was brought down by a clumsy tackle from Sverrir Ingason and Hazard rolled the resulting spot-kick to the left of Hannes Halldorsson.He then got himself on the scoresheet two minutes later by following up a rebound after a powerful Vincent Kompany header was pawed into his path by Halldorsson.Thomas Meunier struck the outside of the post on the hour, although Belgium ultimately transformed their dominance into a third with nine minutes to play as Lukaku slotted away a fizzing cross from Dries Mertens.Roberto Martinez’s side move level on three points with Switzerland, who demolished Iceland 6-0 in St Gallen on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Belgium eased to victory in Reykjavik as Iceland suffered a second heavy defeat in four days© AFP Haraldur GudjonssonREYKJAVIK, Sep 11 – Romelu Lukaku scored two goals as World Cup semi-finalists Belgium began their Nations League campaign with a comfortable 3-0 win away to Iceland on Tuesday.Eden Hazard converted a 29th-minute penalty after a foul on Lukaku, with the Manchester United striker netting a quick-fire second before adding a third in the closing stages.last_img read more

Ecstasy lab found in Woodland Hills

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WOODLAND HILLS — Narcotics investigators uncovered a suspected ecstasy lab at a home in the 20700 block of Martha Street belonging to an Amgen scientist, the Los Angeles Police Department reported today. On Thursday afternoon, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the home on the quiet, residential street around 2 p.m. and called in LAPD narcotics detectives with the major crimes division. They found an inactive production operation, said Officer Kate Lopez, with chemicals and glassware associated with ecstasy. They did not find completed drugs, but continue to investigate. Officers arrested 37-year-old Stefan Schmiedberg, who works at Thousand Oaks-based biotech giant Amgen Inc. on suspicion of conspiracy to manufacture drugs. For more cops and crime news, check out It’s a Crime.last_img read more

Political intrigue comes to Valley

first_imgNORTHRIDGE – Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson has been called everything from a courageous whistle-blower to a gutless traitor in his quest to hold the Bush administration accountable for “misleading” the American public about Iraq. But Wilson’s case got a shot in the arm Thursday when just hours before he addressed students at California State University, Northridge, news broke from Washington that President George W. Bush had authorized a top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney to leak classified pre-war intelligence. What was supposed to be just another lecture and book-signing stop for Wilson became a public opportunity to breathe fresh life into the Iraq debate. The Bush administration has already been accused of leaking the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame, who happens to be Wilson’s wife. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAnd while Cheney’s aide, I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby, did not testify that Bush ordered Plame’s outing, Libby’s statements to prosecutors raised the question. “If in fact the president and the vice president are dragged into this, it turns a political scandal into a constitutional crisis,” Wilson said before his lecture to CSUN students. “I hope they were smarter than that. I have to tell you, in all candor, I don’t know that they were.” Wilson claims his wife’s career was ruined – and her life endangered – as an act of “pure revenge.” Knowingly revealing a covert agent is a federal crime. Conversely, the president has the authority to declassify intelligence, which is essentially what occurred when Libby leaked it to The New York Times. That directive came after the fall of Baghdad, at a time when Americans were beginning to question Bush’s reasons for going to war. No weapons of mass destruction had – or have – been found and, on July 6, 2003, The New York Times published a scathing column titled “What I Did Not Find in Africa.” Penned by Joseph C. Wilson IV, the column effectively debunked a key tenet of the Bush administration’s justification for invading Iraq: namely, that Saddam Hussein was actively seeking a key ingredient for nuclear weapons in Africa. It remains unclear whether administration officials knew Plame was a covert agent. Presidential adviser Karl Rove has been identified as providing Plame’s name to Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper, though he has not been charged. And Libby has been indicted for perjury during the leak investigation. The CSUN lecture, which was open only to students and faculty members, had been planned for months but Thursday’s news from Washington caused organizers to be a bit more frenzied. But students welcomed the serendipity. “This is the headline news of the evening. It is very bizarre when that happens at your campus or in your neck of the woods,” said Leanne Vincent, student leadership coordinator. “Whatever it is, it’s a great learning experience.” (818) 713-3634160Want 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

Raphoe Family Resource Centre host ‘Tea Break’ in aid of mental health awareness

first_imgRAPHOE NOTES:Raphoe Family Resource Centre:Suicide or Survive “National Tea Break” On Thursday 29th September from 11am-1pm The Family Resource Centre will be hosting a ‘Tea Break’ in the Volt House Hall as part of Suicide or Survive’s “National Tea Break” which is taking place throughout the month of September. The aim of “National Tea Break” is to take on the challenge of breaking down the stigma linked to mental health, and to help raise vital funds for the Suicide or Survive organisation. SOS endeavours to challenge the stigma attached to mental illness and provide a range of educational and therapeutic programmes that increase understanding of suicide and play an active role in its prevention in Ireland. SOS delivered its very successful one-day Wellness Workshop in Raphoe away back in April, receiving very positive feedback from participants. The Family Resource Centre would extend an invitation to the whole community to take time out for a cuppa and join with us on 29th September.Jigsaw DonegalThis year for Mental Health Week, commencing on Monday 10th October, the Jigsaw Advisory Panel and Donegal Youth Council have teamed up to create their own campaign to help promote the ‘FIVE-A-DAY’ for Mental Health. The campaign is called #MyWee5 and its aim is to promote positive mental health by showing everyone some simple things they can do to help improve their mental wellbeing through the FIVE-A-DAY. They include CONNECT, BE ACTIVE, TAKE NOTICE, GET INVOLVED and GIVE. The Family Resource Centre is participating in the campaign by uploading photos with the #MyWee5 poster on our Facebook page. For more information on the campaign please contact Karen Duggan, Youth and Community Engagement Worker, Jigsaw Donegal on 074-9726920.Afterschool Programme The afterschool programme includes: Tuesday: 3-4.30pm: Homework for 3rd & 4th Classes; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Boys Group; Wednesday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Homework Club for 1st & 2nd Classes; 4-5pm: Homework Support for 1st Year Secondary School; 5.15-6.15pm: Young Girls Group; 7-9pm: Youth Café Secondary School; Thursday: 2-3pm: Activity Club for Junior & Senior Infants; 3-4pm: Activity Club for 1st & 2nd Classes. It is hoped in the next few weeks to introduce further programmes so please look out for more information on those.The Learning Support Groups with Lisa and Louise have also started back on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays and for more information on these please contact Melanie on 074-9145796/087-3641503.Women’s GroupThe Women’s Group meets on a fortnightly basis and it take place on Mondays from 8pm here in the Family Resource Centre.  The Women’s Group will start back on Monday 3rd October 2016. The group has been together for many years. We chat; we help each other out, make crafts, have cooking demonstrations, plan activities for International Women’s Day and have many social outings throughout the year.  If you would like to be a part of this group, please don’t hesitate to come along.  We are really interested in your ideas.  If you would like any more information please contact Melanie on 074 9145796 / 0873641503.50-50 Bonus Ball The winner of this week’s Bonus Ball was Joan Mc Daid. Winning number was 40.To enter the next Bonus Ball Draw please call into the Family Resource Centre in The Volt House before Saturday of each week. Good luck!Raphoe Boxing ClubThe Raphoe club is back in full swing after the summer break and Raphoe’s Head Coach, Gary McCullagh along with Gerard Keavney, Paul O’Donnell, John Sweeney and Tommy Stewart are on hand three nights every week from 6pm – 7pm.  Monday and Wednesday for underage boxers and Monday, Wednesday and Friday night from 7pm-9pm for all boxers over 11years of age and all new and former boxers.  Boys and girls are very welcome to come along. The first action of the new season for Raphoe boxers will be the Donegal Novice Championships taking place in Letterkenny on Sunday 9th October.  The Raphoe club will have five boxers entered for these championships.A very special thanks goes to Tony Mc Daid at Raphoe Family Resource Centre and all his friendly and hardworking staff for all the work they do for the boxing club behind the scenes.  It is greatly appreciated.The new extension to the clubhouse is nearing completion and a very sincere thanks goes to local contractor Mike Kelly and all his tradesmen to County Councillors Frank McBrearty, Liam Doherty and Gerry Crawford for all their invaluable help.  It is greatly appreciated by all at the Raphoe Boxing Club.Raphoe Friday ClubThe Friday Club meets every Friday morning in the Volt House Hall from 10.30am-12.30. We would like more in our community to come along and be a part of the Group. There will be events organised over the summer so come along and join in the craic! Refreshments are also provided. Transport is available on Friday mornings and if you require this please phone 0749145462 and arrange.Job Vacancies with Raphoe Tidy Towns:Raphoe Tidy Towns will have vacancies for 5 General operatives on their new Community Employment Project due to start on 26th September. For an application form and further details please contact the Supervisor on 074 9145692 or 0879473527. Please note Dept. of Social Protection criteria for Community Employment applies for all the above posts. Thank You. Congratulations and well done to all local students who received examination results this week here in Raphoe. If you are going on to further studies or in to the world of work we wish you all every success and good luck for the future.Raphoe Family Resource Centre host ‘Tea Break’ in aid of mental health awareness was last modified: September 23rd, 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:CommunityFeaturesnewsRaphoelast_img read more


first_img• Student Summer Special: Astro Turf Pitch available for 1 hour hire up to 4.30pm for 20 euro. For more information or to book a place contact us on 074 91 41773.• Counselling & Support Services: Free Confidential Counselling Support. You can avail of this service free of charge if you are 17 years or over, whether you are Male or Female. Services Available@ Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre and Manorcunningham. Strictly Appointment Only. For Further information contact0044 (0) 784 9223 114. • Young parents Pathways programme Start date to be confirmed: This programme is open to Young parents that would like to learn: Parenting Advice, Personal Development, Health Awareness, Paediatric First Aid and IT Qualification. Also enjoy Fun days out for parents & children, Visits to health spas. All expenses are covered by this programme at no cost to the individual. There is also childcare supplements and free travel available. For further information or to receive an application form Contact 04882 250 962 /0749141773.• Kitchen Gardening Course: Runs on Friday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Course content: How to Sow Seeds, When & What to Sow Now, How to Plan & Layout a Kitchen Garden, Growing Herbs & Salads in pots, Growing Tasty Fruit. There are still a few places available for the course. If you are interested in joining please contact us on 074 91 41773 to book a place.• Writer’s Group: Have you stories, poems or memoir pieces waiting to be written? Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre holds a creative writing session on Wednesdays from 2.30 – 4.30. Explore your creativity within a relaxed, informal atmosphere. The sessions are led by an experienced facilitator. The group is open to anyone with an interest in writing. The nominal fee of €2 is charged for each afternoon. For further information contact 074 91 41773 or just pop in on Wednesday. • Art Classes: Art classes runs on Monday mornings from 10.30-12.30 in Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. For more information contact reception on074 91 41773! Everyone Welcome• Clothes Appeal: Are you doing a spring clean? Blossoms charity shop is appealing for donations. We are looking for clothes, shoes, belts, bags, bric-a-brac, toys and books (in good condition). Items can be dropped into the Resource Centre when the shop is closed. “Many thanks”• “Blossoms” Charity Shop: We are currently looking for volunteers for our local charity shop “Blossoms”. This shop generates much needed income to help the running costs of the Lifford Clonleigh Resource Centre. Without the help of volunteers we would not be able to open the shop. The new opening hours of the shop are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12-4pm. If you have any free time to spare and would like to help out please contact reception on 074 91 41773.• Children’s Arts and Crafts: Every week 1 hour 30 minutes per session. To find out more please contact reception on 074 91 41773!• A woman’s knitting class: Runs every Wednesday night from 8.00-9.30. Still On-going. EVERYONE WELCOME!DD LOCAL – LIFFORD/CLONLEIGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES was last modified: May 22nd, 2013 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:Lifford/Clonleigh Resource Centre noteslast_img read more

Expect to connect at Donegal’s 2019 Wainfest!

first_img‘Expect to Connect’ this October as Wainfest, the annual Children’s Arts and Book Festival, makes its highly anticipated return. The festival, organised by Donegal County Council’s Culture Division, is one of the country’s leading children’s festivals. This year, the week-long festival will run from October 5th – 13th 2019.Children and their families are invited to join in on the fun and enjoy top quality events on their doorstep such as magic, high energy story-telling, and visits from best-selling children’s authors. Last year over 11,000 attendees joined us on Wainfest’s ‘wild and wondrous’ adventure. 150 events in total were held in 38 different locations, including libraries, Taobh Tíre centres, Donegal County Musuem, the Regional Cultural Centre, cinemas and partner locations. With plans for this year’s festival shaping up to be bigger and better than ever, 2019 will undoubtedly exceed last year’s attendee numbers.Can you dig it? Archaeological exploration with Dig-It Kids at Buncrana Library during Wainfest 2018.Sinéad McLaughlin, Festival Co-ordinator says: “We are delighted to welcome partners such as Lifford Old Courthouse, Donegal Youth Chamber Orchestra, Glenveagh National Park, Amharclann Ghaoth Dobhair, An Grianán, The Abbey Arts Centre, An Gailéaraí, Inishowen Development Partnership, Oakfield Park, and Eclipse Cinemas back on board for 2019. Their involvement in the Festival adds a wonderful diversity to the programme”. “Books, reading and literacy are highly profiled in Wainfest” says Sinead. “This year we welcome bestselling authors Holly Webb, author of the ‘Animal Magic’ and ‘Maisie Hitchens’ Series, as well as Catherine Doyle, author of ‘The Storm Keeper’s Island’. Both aim to encourage young people and children to read by creating interesting and whimsical stories.”Making it up! A wonderful session of live collaborative storytelling with the Makey Uppers at Wainfest 2018.Returning from last year’s sell out shows are Mr Hullabaloo, the children’s entertainer and Wildlife expert Éanna Ní Lamhna. New and exciting plans are being made for a kid’s art workshop prior to a screening of Disney’s Ratatouille and even a Smartphone Filmmaking event at the Regional Cultural Centre.Sinéad is delighted to announce that the 2019 programme has been enhanced with dedicated autism friendly events across the county. “These events are possible due to funding secured from the Dormant Account Fund. We are currently finalising details for these and all information will be available on and in the brochure after the launch in mid-September.”To keep up to date on Wainfest 2019 visit or follow Donegal County Library on Facebook or Twitter. Expect to connect at Donegal’s 2019 Wainfest! was last modified: August 13th, 2019 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:Wainfestlast_img read more

Irish group lands South Africa wind farm

first_img9 June 2015A government tender to install 250 megawatts (MW) of wind generating capacity has been awarded to a consortium led by a wind and solar company based in Ireland.The award was made under the fourth round of the government’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The two wind farms represent an investment of about R5.9-billion.South Africa is committed to introducing green energy into its power mix, 95% of which is coal at the moment, to redress its chronic electricity shortages.The projects awarded under this round are: the 140MW Kangnas wind farm located in the Nama Khoi municipality in Northern Cape and the 110MW Perdekraal East wind farm located in the Cape Winelands district and Witzenberg local municipalities of Western Cape.Mainstream Renewable Power is a global developer of renewable energy projects with a current output of 17 000MW from solar and wind farms in Ireland, South Africa, Chile and Canada.“Renewable energy ticks three important boxes for South Africa’s energy needs,” said the company’s managing director of onshore procurement, construction and operations, Barry Lynch. “Firstly, the cost of these projects is now cheaper than new coal-fired generation.“Secondly, they can be brought into commercial operation at the speed required and thirdly, they meet the scale needed to address the country’s growing electricity demand.”Mainstream has been awarded a total of 848MW of wind and solar projects under this programme since the first award in 2011. It is already building three wind farms in Northern Cape totalling 360MW, which it was awarded under round three of the REIPPPP.In 2014, the company delivered three wind and solar facilities into commercial operation under the first round of the programme.Source: News24Livelast_img read more

Datia on high alert after patient’s death

first_imgDatia district health officials are on high alert after the death of a 52-year-old man due to persistent fever, and increase in fever cases in both government and private hospitals.According to an official, Imat Singh, a patient with high fever for the last five days, was admitted at the Datia District hospital on Monday morning. “On his arrival, the patient was administered an injection to bring his fever under control. In the evening, another injection was given to him. However, this time the patient collapsed,” Pradeep Upadhyay, Chief Medical and Health Officer, Datia district told The Hindu over telephone.The news of death of Imat Singh, a cousin of district Congress vice-president Sarnam Singh Rajput, spread like wildfire, said an official.In the meantime, the family members of the deceased alleged that he died due to administration of wrong injection. A few other patients undergoing treatment with symptoms of high fever and headache in the hospital panicked and fled, said Dr. Upadhyay.He said the condition of nine other patients with similar symptoms is under control. The CMHO has also dismissed allegations of wrong treatment. Dr. Upadhyay also denied media reports suggesting use of a single syringe to treat 25 patients by the hospital staff.last_img read more

Holland outplay India in Hamburg Masters opener

first_imgIndia started their campaign at the BDO Hamburg Masters hockey tournament on a disappointing note, losing 3-6 to world number three Holland at the Ulhenhoster hockey Club in Hamburg, Germany.Bob de Voogd (9th minute), Robbert Kemperman (17th), Jeroen Hertzburger (22nd), Klaas Vermeulen (34th), Mink ven der Weerden (46th) and Constantijn Jonker (60th Min) were the goal-scorers for the Dutch side, while the Indian marksmen were Dhananjay Mahadik (18th), Sandeep Singh (43rd) and Ravi Pal (52nd).India will next play world number two and Olympic champions Germany, who beat Japan 5-3 in another match on Friday.Against Holland, India started the encounter in a lethargic fashion, which resulted in numerous unforced errors in the deep defence.Except for Sardar Singh, who played his heart out, Indian defenders wore a sorry look as the Dutch caught them on the wrong footing with frequent position interchange and quick passes.The continuous pressure by the Dutch forwardline yielded result in the ninth minute when de Voogd scored in the ninth minute from a Verga cross.Eight minutes later, Kemperman encashed on a pass from a turnover in the Indian midfield to make it 2?0.India, however, reduced the margin in the next minute from their first short corner when captain Mahadik slotted the home to the Dutch goalkeeper’s left with a carpet flick.But Holland fired back in the 22nd and 34th minutes with goals from Hertzburger and Vermeulen to go into the breather with an impressive 4-1 lead.Eight minutes into the second half, India pulled another back when drag-flciker Sandeep Singh scored from their second penalty corner.advertisementBut India’s comeback hopes dashed when Mink ven der Weerden made it 5-2 in the 46th minute from Holland’s third penalty corner.Shortly after the goal, Tushar Khandker missed the target with a reverse flick off a Ravi Pal pass.Ravi Pal then scored in the 52nd minute to make it 5-3 and give India glimmer of a hope.But it was not to be India’s day as Holland completed their tally when Jonker scored after he was set up by Vermeulen in the 60th minute to pocket full three points from the high-scoring encounter.last_img read more