Work gets tougher for Tenorio, Ginebra after big win over Magnolia

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Ginebra still has three more games left, all of which are being treated by Tenorio as knockout games if the Gin Kings want to avoid an early exit.“Basically every game for us is a knockout one so we treat every game now as a do-or-die game,” said Tenorio after Ginebra dominated Magnolia. 104-84, at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’re at the bottom of the standings and we started really flat at the start of the conference so right now, we’re trying to catch up,” added Tenorio in Filipino.The Gin Kings started the Commissioner’s Cup losing five of their first six games that immediately put them at the bottom and it was only their win against the Hotshots that marked their first winning streak this conference. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThere are still a few games until the start of the quarterfinals, but LA Tenorio and the rest of Ginebra are already in playoff mode.The Gin Kings are currently in ninth place in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup with a 3-5 record and if the playoffs started on Sunday the crowd darlings would be on the outside looking in.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra rips Magnolia for crucial win Ginebra, though, still has a lot of work to do with its next two games against teams with better records in Columbian, Alaska, and GlobalPort.“We cannot afford to relax in the remaining games this elimination round,” said Tenorio, who had 22 points, six rebounds, and five assists.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Bulkan, Teixeira trade barbs over delayed establishment

first_imgLocal Govt CommissionBy: Devina Samaroo And Shemuel FanfareCommunities Minister Ronald Bulkan and People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Chief Whip Gail TeixeiraRonald BulkanGail Teixeiraare at loggerheads over who is to be blamed for the delay in the establishment of the Local Government Commission.During an interview with Guyana Times on Wednesday, Bulkan said he is waiting on Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to submit the names of three nominees to sit as representatives on the Co mmission.The minister indicated that those outstanding names have been holding up the process, noting that if the Parliamentary Opposition does not make those submissions soon, he will go ahead and establish the Commission without them.However, Teixeira was completely taken aback by those remarks, insisting that it is a clear demonstration that government does not know what needs to be done.She explained that before the Parliamentary Opposition submits the names, the Communities Minister is required by law to formally write the Opposition Leader on the matter.Teixeira emphasised that the minister was constantly reminded of this task but to date, the Opposition Leader is yet to receive a formal letter.“The Leader of Opposition by law, the President by law shall appoint a certain number of people. The Act talks about the minister responsible for local government triggering this. The Minister of Communities has to trigger the action to write the Leader of the Opposition to say according to section so and so of the Act, we require the following… I’ve raised this matter over and over again,” Teixeira asserted.The parliamentarian explained that the Parliamentary Committee overseeing the process is also required to submit a nominee, which it did approximately one month ago.This recommendation was supposed to be brought to the House; however more than three sittings have gone by and there has been no move on the matter.“There seems to be no haste on the government’s side to get the motion into the parliament,” she expressed.Teixeira maintained that the Opposition ought not to be blamed for the delay in the establishment of the Commission since the ball is in the minister’s court to start the process by first writing Jagdeo.“Mr Bulkan believes that Dr Jagdeo will sit there one night and out of the blue say ‘ooh! He needs these names, let me give it to him.’ It’s not going to work like that. We are running a government and a country and not in the whimsical fancies of Minister Bulkan. There is law. He must also, and I assume he has done it as Cabinet Minister, advise the president that he needs a number of names from him…He can’t blame us for not putting up the Local Government Commission,” she stated.Meanwhile, Bulkan had noted that only one member from the government side has been confirmed to serve on the commission, while other nominees are yet to be confirmed.He added that if the Opposition Leader does not submit the names, the Commission will be established without those representatives.He noted too that a lease for the premises has to be approved and signed by Cabinet.Nonetheless, he expects the Commission will be fully operationalised by the end of June.Following the historic return of Local Government Elections (LGE), tensions and controversy has surrounded the establishment of some of the local democratic organs.As such, calls were made for the establishment of the Local Government Commission (LGC) which will have oversight on the various local authorities in the country.Government had promised to have this Commission functioning since early 2016.The Commission would ensure that directives on local government matters are issued by the LGC rather the subject minister.The commission will be tasked with monitoring and assessing the performance of the local government organs, administer disciplinary action, and implement policies such as tax collection.last_img read more

Renaissance, Rio Hondo seek redemption

first_imgThe Kares (16-10) were the at-large selection from the Prep League and lost to Sierra Vista in the second round of the Division IV-A playoffs. “We were a little bit surprised,” Kares coach Joe Parker said. “With the realignment with all of the division, we’re competing with schools much larger than us. “There are a lot of Division IV-A schools that play in Division II,” Parker said. “Once you get into the state, it goes by size of the school.” League mate Flintridge Prep reached the Division IV-A final, but was not selected to the State tournament. “For us to compete in Division IV-A and be able to win would be pretty tough,” Parker said. “Being able to go down and play in Division V gives us something to shoot for.” Mission Prep (20-9) defeated Fresno Christian to win the Central Section Division V title. Junior guard/forward Leigh Yetter is averaging 15 points and 5.4 rebounds to lead the Royals. It might be a bit extreme to describe a state championship as a consolation prize, but the Renaissance Academy boys and Rio Hondo Prep girls basketball teams will get a second opportunity to win a championship after falling short in their respective CIF-Southern Section title runs. A team that didn’t expect to still be playing, and with the biggest shot at redemption, is Rio Hondo Prep, which will travel to San Luis Obispo to face 2006 Division V State runner-up Mission Prep. center_img Renaissance Academy (27-2) lost to Corona del Mar 67-59 in the Division III-A title game, but is the No. 3 seed in the Division V Southern California Regionals. After dropping its third consecutive title game, the Wildcats are ready to make a noise. “I wouldn’t say (State) is a consolation, it’s really almost a time to redeem ourselves,” Wildcats coach Sid Cooke said. As was the case in the first round of the CIF-SS playoffs, the Wildcats are the road team and must travel more than 200 miles to Reedley tonight to face off against Immanuel (25-8), the Central Section Division V champions. “We got pretty far in III-A and are a higher seed, but they won their division up there and get a home game,” Cooke said. “We didn’t expect that.” What Cooke does expect is that his team learned a lesson in the loss to Corona del Mar. A lesson that could help in its quest for a state title. “Now they realize how important the little things are,” Cooke said. “Every possession is important and I think they’re realizing that now.” scott.galetti@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 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

On the verge of history, Gor eye USM scalp

first_imgGor would have wrapped up the Group Stage campaign on August 19 with at least a draw against Rayon, but the 2-1 loss at home meant they have to endure the last day jitters.Heading into the final round of matches, Gor sit at the top with eight points, same as second placed USM Alger while Rayon are third with six while Yanga sit bottom with four points.An outright win will mean Gor sail through to the quarter finals regardless of whatever result Rayon post against Yanga but a loss would mean they have to hope beyond hope that Yanga, who have nothing to gain or lose, produce a shock in Kigali against Yanga.The Gor Mahia team that started their CAF Confederations Cup tie against Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA draw will also see Gor progress through to the next round.According to Rule 21 of the CAF rulebook;“In case of a tie between more than two teams at the end of the group matches, the teams will be using the following criteria as per the order listed below:21.1 The greatest number of points obtained in the matches between the concerned teams;21.2 The best goal difference in the matches between the concerned teams.21.3 The greatest number of goals scored in the matches between the concerned teams.21.4 The greatest number of away goals scored in the matches between the concerned  In this case,All three teams will be tied on head to head, and the tie breaker will be on goal difference.In this case, Gor and Rayon will go through as they will have a better goal difference than USM.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr waves on the touchline during the CAF Confederations Cup tie against Rayon Sport at the Kasarani Stadium on August 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“We know it is a tough call playing in North Africa looking at the history with Kenyan clubs, but we are going there to try and run our race. We will fight to the last drop of sweat and we are prepared to do our best and get a result,” Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr said ahead of the tie.Gor ran USM close when the two sides met in the first leg and a tale of missed chances at a rain-soaked Moi Sports Centre Kasarani, never mention they had to play most of the second half with 10 men summarized their frustration.The Kenyan champions walk into Algeria with some confidence that the Algerians are actually beatable. They beat Yanga 5-0, but the Tanzanians revenged with a shock 2-1 result in Dar es Salaam. Rayon Sport picked a point in their turf and Gor will feel they can do the same on Wednesday.“We just need to keep to our plan and play with confidence. These players can achieve so much with the potential we have and if we get things right, we can get a result at USM. It doesn’t matter what history says,” a defiant Kerr said.Gor’s last sojourn to North Africa was early this year in the Champions League when they lost out 1-0 to Esperance, a game that Kerr maintains they should have won.Gor Mahia’s Jacques Tuyisenge vies for the ball with USM Alger’s Mohammed Bekhenmassa during a CAF Confederation Cup match at the Kasarani Stadium on May 16, 20`18. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThat performance coming at a time when the squad was still finding its feet in the season will be an enough confidence boost for the record Kenyan champions.Skipper Harun Shakava has issued a rallying call to his charges.“We have to believe in ourselves. We have a golden chance to make it to the quarters and create history. This is our chance and we will grab it,” the captain said.Gor rested his entire first team squad for their last two league games, but the whole team had a training session at Kasarani before the derby last Sunday.“I wanted to bring a sense of togetherness in the team to show that we are all one. Of course many people questioned my fielding for the derby, but I had a choice to make. I am hoping we will be strong and fresh to play a good game,” Kerr noted.The tactician has tinkered with his squad with goalkeeper Fredrick Odhiambo rewarded with a place in the team after two stellar performances against Sofapaka and AFC Leopards.With first choice keeper Boniface Oluoch returning from injury, Shabaan Odhoji who started against Yanga is dropped for the tie alongside right back Wellington Ochieng.Gor Mahia fullback Karim Nizigiyimana passes the ball during a training session at teh Camp Toyoyo Ground on September 7, 2017. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUKarim Nizigiyimana who has played consecutive games against Chemelil, Sofapaka and AFC leopards and done well might be trusted to man the right side of defense while Philemon Otieno will keep up with his patch-up work at left back.“We have a huge task ahead of us but I know we can do it. We have a good squad and everyone believes in himself, the coach believes in us and we have to deliver. If given a chance I will do my all on the pitch to ensure we qualify,” Nizigiyimana who has missed a considerable part of the season with injury said.The charge for goals will be led by Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Mustafa who combined for Gor’s lone goal against Rayon Sport.The match will kick off at 4pm EAT, concurrently with the Rayon v Yanga tie in Kigali.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia striker Francis Mustafa celebrates his goal against Rayon Sport during a CAF Confederations Cup tie at the Kasarani Stadium on August 18, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 28 – Gor Mahia arrived in Algiers, Algeria on Tuesday evening, just less than 24 hours before facing hosts USM Alger in a crucial CAF Confederations Cup tie, one that puts them on the doorstep of history.Culminating in a fine season where K’Ogalo have managed to wrap up their 17th Kenyan Premier League title with six matches to spare and done considerably well on the continent, they are hugely careful not to drop the pot at the doorstep.last_img

After 10 girls were shot at an Amish schoolhouse, community members swore to forgive the gunman.

first_imgBy Mark Scolforo THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NICKEL MINES, Pa. – A year after 10 of their female classmates were shot, some boys who escaped unharmed from West Nickel Mines Amish School are tormented by guilt, according to the author of a new book about the massacre. Four of the five surviving girls have long since returned to classes in a new schoolhouse, but the community is also concerned about the lingering effects on the boys, Elizabethtown College professor Donald B. Kraybill said. “They have survivors’ guilt, some of them, saying, `What should we have done?”‘ Kraybill said. “It’s actually pretty serious in one or two cases.” Gunman Charles C. Roberts IV sent the boys and adults outside Oct. 2 before he tied up the girls and began shooting them inside the heavily barricaded one-room schoolhouse. He shot and killed himself as police closed in. The Amish were widely praised and admired for their immediate words and gestures of forgiveness, but that has not insulated them from longer-term effects. Along with the boys’ misguided guilt, some have trouble coping with reminders of the shooting, such as helicopters overhead, vehicles that resemble Roberts’ pickup and even the presence of strangers, Kraybill said. The book, Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, recounts how the Amish immediately assured Roberts’ family they held no grudges, comforted his widow at his burial ceremony and set aside some of the donations they received for Roberts’ widow and children. The story of forgiveness inspired people around the world, but the book describes a process that was not as simple as it may have seemed. “I talked to some people recently: `Well, we’re still working at it.’ It’s not a done thing,” Kraybill said. “(They said) `We made the commitment, and we expressed the words and did the deeds.’ And they would underscore the deeds are more important than the words.” The Amish deeply believe that people must be forgiving toward one another in order for God to forgive them. As a result, soul-searching introspection is not a prerequisite for forgiveness – not even for a man who shot 10 schoolgirls. Some of the students and their parents have sought assistance from a counseling center 4 miles from Nickel Mines, said the center’s founder, Jonas Beiler. “For the Amish people, their ability to forgive keeps them from dragging this into litigation and things of that nature,” said Beiler, who was raised Amish. “But that does not mean they don’t have to deal with the emotional aftermath or how this upside-down experience has changed their community.” That he was dead and so obviously disturbed simplified matters, said Kraybill’s co-author, David L. Weaver- Zercher, a professor of American religious history at Messiah College. But, he cautioned, “Forgiveness is not the end of the story. “There’s other details that continue, and to just wrap it up with that and say (there’s) a happy ending to a traumatic thing is too simplistic.” No one at the school could really control what Roberts did, state police Commissioner Jeffrey Miller said. His officers have reassured the children there was nothing they should have done differently. “We let them know that if they feel that way, they shouldn’t,” Miller said. “They were just put in an unbelievably horrendous position.” Tragedies such as the Nickel Mines massacre can make survivors feel less powerful and less self-confident, said Marylene Cloitre, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at New York University’s Child Study Center. “We try to protect our children’s sense of their own invulnerability and encourage a belief that people are essentially good,” Cloitre said. “These kids at such an early age had a very powerful experience that those things aren’t necessarily true.” She said people who are recovering from a traumatic event need to develop a renewed sense of purpose and meaning for their future life. “In a way, you can say their survivor guilt is the negative consequence of something really wonderful, a sense of community and a sense of responsibility for one another,” she said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Valencia close in on Chelsea and Tottenham target

first_img Giannelli Imbula in action for Marseille Valencia are closing in on the signing of Chelsea and Tottenham target Giannelli Imbula.According to reports in Spain, the La Liga club have already agreed a five-year contract with the Marseille midfielder, who is on the radar of both Premier League clubs.However, it has been claimed that the transfer, thought to be worth around £15m, is still yet to be formalised with Marseille and there could yet be a late twist.Inter Milan have still not given up hope of landing the 22-year-old this summer while Spurs and Chelsea may launch late bids of their own.But they still remain some way behind Valencia in the race – and Imbula himself is said to prefer the switch to Spain. 1last_img read more

STORMWATCH ALERT: HAIL AND SNOW STORM HITS COUNTY AS GARDAÍ ISSUE WARNING

first_imgSTORMWATCH UPDATE: FURTHER heavy falls of hail, sleet and snow are hitting Donegal this afternoon – with ice predicted on all roads overnight.Gardaí have issued an urgent warning to motorists to take extreme care.There have been a number of minor traffic crashes in Donegal today due to the road conditions. One hail storm is currently moving east to west across the county.Said a Garda spokesman: “We would urge motorists not to drive unless absolutely necessary and where people are out and about this evening, they should drive with extreme care.“Roads, particularly in rural areas and in housing estates in towns, are very slippery and with ice expected to form after dark, this will make conditions more hazardous.”Donegal County Council gritting lorries are treating main routes. BBC Northern Ireland and Met Eireann says there will be more wintry showers tonight before cloud clears and temperatures drop.A new gale will sweep into Donegal around 10am on Friday. STORMWATCH ALERT: HAIL AND SNOW STORM HITS COUNTY AS GARDAÍ ISSUE WARNING was last modified: December 19th, 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:donegaldonegal daily weatherhailsleetsnowstormlast_img read more

DELIGHT IN ‘BEST WEE TOWN IN IRELAND’ AS ARDARA WIND FARM REJECTED

first_imgThe Community in the Altnagapple and Ardara wider area has welcomed a decision by An Bord Pleanala to refuse permission to Altnagapple Wind Ltd for the development of a 13 turbine wind farm at Atlnagapple.The town – voted the best small town in Ireland by the Irish Times last year – believes wind farms will hit tourism on which so many businesses rely.The application had been refused in April by Donegal County Council on the grounds of visual impact and impact on the Special Protection Area for Birds at Loughnillan Bog. The Bord upheld the Council’s decision which had been appealed by the applicants and also a third party appeal had been made by Frankie and Shaun Keeney on the basis that the grounds for refusal by Donegal Co Council had not gone far enough. The Keeneys had raised concerns in relation to peat stability on the site and the risks posed of pollution of watercourses and the consequences of any land slippage which would endanger public health and safety.They also raised concerns in relation to noise and the impact that the development would have on the local school during the construction phase and the operational phase.Frank Keeney in welcoming The Bord’s refusal drew attention to the fact that in The Bord’s reasons and considerations they had regard to his concerns in relation to peat stability on the site and significant risks that this posed to the local environment and local residents.A series of observations were made on the local community’s behalf to An Bord Pleanala on both the applicant’s appeal and The Keeney appeal. These observations were prepared and submitted by Mr. Peter Crossan, Planning Consultant and included a number of independent expert reports in support of the Community’s contentions and the grounds for refusal issued by Donegal County Council. Mr. Crossan noted the significance of The Bord’s refusal in relation to the site and in particular the fact that The Bord agreed with Donegal County Council in regard to the visual impact the development would have in this rural landscape and its adverse impact on the scenic amenities of the area. He commissioned a 30 page report on behalf of the local community prepared by a landscape architect in the UK which assessed the applicant’s landscape assessment, and this report drew The Bord’s attention to the failures contained in the methodology used by the applicant’s experts in carrying out the landscape assessment.The Inspector also noted in the report on the development that some of the photomontages submitted by the applicants used to illustrate the visual impacts of the development related to the previous application on the site from 2009, which was also refused by An Bord Pleanala and was not representative of the current turbine layout proposed by this application.This has been the third application on this site and the community are confident that given the comprehensive reasons for refusal and The Inspector’s comments that these impacts cannot be mitigated, the applicants will now accept that the development of a wind farm at this location is not a reasonable or acceptable proposition and that the clear strength of the Community’s opposition in opposing this development will be noted.In a statement Mr Keeney said he wished to express their thanks and gratitude to their Planning Consultant, Mr. Peter Crossan and his Team, and to An Bord Pleanala for upholding and vindicating their concerns of the impact of this development to their area.“This is a strong tight knit Community who value the beauty and heritage of where they live and wish to preserve it for the enjoyment and well being of future generations,” he said. “I was heartened by the support and involvement of the young people of the area who actively participated in organising the opposition to this development and coordinating the Community’s response.“While the area is currently zoned as open to consideration for wind farm development it is hoped that this situation will be addressed in the near future, as clearly this refusal and the reasons for it demonstrate that the area is unsuited for such development.“We call on our local elected representatives to have this addressed as no community should have this burden placed on them where with limited resources they are forced to take on large commercial interests in order to protect what is rightly theirs.”DELIGHT IN ‘BEST WEE TOWN IN IRELAND’ AS ARDARA WIND FARM REJECTED was last modified: September 28th, 2015 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:Ardarawind farmlast_img read more

Arthur Blick back to radar after winning UMC Fort Portal rally

first_imgArthur Blick celebrating his win after the UMC rally in Fort Portal. (PHOTO/Courtesy)FORT PORTAL – The Uganda Motor club (UMC) challenge in the mountains of the moon, Fort Portal is one of the most spectacular rallies that one should not miss on the Federation of Motorsport Clubs of Uganda (FMU) calendar.This is because of the prowess the driver’s exhibit in the speed game.This time the script did not flip, the drivers powered their cars during the sections from Amabeere ga Nyina Mwiru, Buteebe and Harugongo.Arthur Blick took the glory on the day with an emphatic win that was orchestrated by an impressive start that gave him an edge over the rest earning him the third position  in the  standingSpeaking to Blick he delightfully said ;“I am very excited about this Win. It has been four years since we won a rally; I have been very hungry for this win. This Victory belongs to Jesus and all goes to my family, wife, navigator, sponsor Shell team Manager and the mechanic crew”.Results for winners1. Arthur Blick / George Semakula  1: 12:542. Alwi Hassan / Siraje Kyambadde  1:13:243. Yassin Nasser /Ali Katumba  1:13:344. Ronald Ssebuguzi / Leon Ssenyange  1:14:475. Umar Mayanja / Hussein Mukuye  1:14:586. Abdul Kateete/  Ratma Muhammed 1:15:397. Duncan Mubiru /  Musa Nsubuga 1:16:398. Christakis  Fitidis/ Cedric Buzabo  1:19:49According to the clerk of the course, this is the fifth rally and only two are left to wind up the year in a style which means that one’s performance propels them to the top.Leon Ssenyange a navigator to Ronald Sebuguzi revealed that it was a very great rally, competitive though they managed to pick something and are now headed back to fix the car properly to enable them come back strong.The Standings1. Yassin Nasser / Ali Katumba (355) points.2. Ronald Ssebuguzi / Leon Ssenyange (300) points.3. Arthur  Blick / George Semakula  (285) points.Over 12 drivers were not able to complete due to breaking down of their cars for both ClubMan’s Rally Championship ( CRC) were Rajiv Ruparelia / Enoch Olinga won despite their break shock hiccup.Comments Tags: Arthur blickFederation of Motorsport Clubs of UgandaUganda Motor clublast_img read more

Not one, but TWO Donegal players scoop Winning Streak prizes

first_imgFrom National Lottery jackpots to regular Winning Streak appearances, it seems that Donegal people really are on a lucky streak this year.Two Donegal people have brought home a cool €53,000 in winnings from last week’s Winning Streak gameshow.Katarzyna (Katya) Galera, who lives in Bundoran, won €28,000, while Doochery man, Eamonn McCready won €25,000 on Saturday last. Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Katarzyna (Katya) Galera’s wife who played on his behalf; Krzystof Galera the winning recipient; Jenny Fisher, Head of legal at the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyKatarzyna (Katya) Galera scooped a tidy sum of €25,000 in cash as well as a holiday to Venice, Italy worth €3,000. The winning ticket was bought from American House, Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.Katarzyna and her husband Krzysztof (Krzys) are originally from Poland and have lived in Donegal for the past ten years. They were both working last Saturday night in their respective jobs so both missed Krzys’s name being pulled out of the Winning Streak drum by presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy.Katya works behind the bar in Madden’s Bridge Bar in Bundoran and noticed that she got text messages congratulating her. Some of her customers started saying congratulations too so she thought, being a friendly atmosphere in the bar, that it was a joke between staff and customers.That was until her eldest daughter Olivia called her to ask what was going on as she was even getting messages from friends to say her dad’s name was called out for next week’s Winning Streak. She went to a neighbour’s house and caught the end of the show and saw her husband’s name on the screen and she started to believe the good news. It was a while before she got the news to Krzys as he works as a chef and wasn’t able to take a call or reply to a message but both decided that Katya would go on the show in Krzys’ place. After all she was the one who sent in the ticket and put his name on it!The couple have two daughters: Olivia is 14 and Emma (2) – who watched her mum on TV from home.Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Eamon McGready the winning player; Jenny Fisher, Head of legal at the National Lottery and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyGetting on Winning Streak could not have come at a better time for Eamonn McCready, from Doochery, Co. Donegal, not because he is in need of the money but if it was any later, he wouldn’t have been able to go on the show!Next Saturday, he will travel to Albania where he will work for the coming months, only getting home to see his family every six weeks or so.Eamonn was watching the show on Saturday when his name came out and he still finds it hard to put into words, the feeling seeing his own name come out of the Winning Streak drum. All he remembers is his wife and two kids jumping all over the living room and screaming in celebration. He has been married to Anita for the past 17 years and the couple have two kids: Jamie (15) and Rihanna (13) who were excited to cheer their dad on from the Winning Streak audience last weekend.They were joined by an equally excited Donegal crowd, made up of some of Eamonn’s eight siblings. His sister Sile watched online as she lives in Watford, UK and his brother, Daniel, who works with Eamonn will be watching from Albania as he travels out the week before his brother.Eamonn works as a supervisor for a tunnelling company called Terra Solutions, who are headquartered in Newry. Next weekend he will travel to Albania to supervise a project which he will be working on for the summer but hopes to make it home every six weeks to see the family.Eamonn is a huge sports fan and loves Donegal GAA. He says that if he wasn’t on Winning Streak he would be in Dublin at Croke Park watching Donegal tackle Meath in the football that evening. He also loves rugby and soccer and is a huge Liverpool FC fan. Eamonn has no plans as of yet as he says he is just going to enjoy every moment of the Winning Streak experience and whatever he wins, he will be happy with. It is the perfect way to spend his last weekend before he goes away with work.Eamonn’s winning ticket was bought from Crolly Filling Station.The Donegal duo’s appearance marks an amazing run for local contestants on Winning Streak. This is the sixth time in just seven weeks that people from the county have featured on the big money gameshow.Not one, but TWO Donegal players scoop Winning Streak prizes was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Winning Streaklast_img read more