Eppler, Blunt, Wall Secure Week 3 Football Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: Ra’Quanne Dickens, UIW; Darrel Colbert, Jr., Lamar; Breylin Smith, Central Arkansas. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Shelton Eppler, McNeese’s BJ Blunt and Southeastern Louisiana’s Ivy Wall are the Southland Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Special Teams Player of the Week: Ivy Wall, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Punter – Amite, La.Wall averaged 50.3 yards per punt Saturday against Central Arkansas. He was called upon six times in the outing, blasting four of them for over 50 yards and downing three inside the 10-yard line. Eppler broke single-game records for yards and touchdowns to open Northwestern State’s conference slate with a 49-48 win over Lamar and earn offensive honors. The Demons return to action Sept. 29 they travel to Southeastern. Honorable Mention: Jeremiah Chambers, Abilene Christian; Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Juan Jackson, Central Arkansas. Offensive Player of the Week: Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State – Jr. – Quarterback – Navasota, TexasThe junior quarterback from Navasota cemented himself in Northwestern State history, smashing the single-game record for passing yards (474 yards, a new mark by 93 yards), touchdowns (six) and total offense (469 yards, topping Bobby Hebert’s 465 in 1981). Eppler also tied the Demon mark for points responsible for with 36 in the highest-scoring Southland game in school history. He managed a Demon offense that remained turnover-free through three games. With the game tied at 35 early in the fourth quarter, Eppler produced back-to-back touchdowns on a 70-yard pass to Jazz Ferguson and an eight-play, 68-yard march on the following series to take the 14 point advantage. Honorable Mention: O’Shea Jackson, Northwestern State; Alex Kjellsten, McNeese. Defensive Player of the Week: BJ Blunt, McNeese – Sr. – Linebacker – New Orleans, La.Blunt made his presence known immediately Saturday when he forced a fumble on the opening kickoff that led to a Cowboy touchdown on the very next play just 10 seconds into the game. He added three sacks and four tackles for loss in helping McNeese remain unbeaten through games. The senior linebacker led the Cowboys with nine total tackles, six of those solos, and tacked on a fumble recovery that led to a McNeese field goal. Blunt exploded the “Defense with Attitude” for the Cowboys in a 20-10 victory over No. 12 Nicholls to win the defensive award. McNeese takes on BYU on Saturday at 5 p.m. CT. Wall’s Lions fell 33-25 in their conference opener against No. 17/18 Central Arkansas. Southeastern will continue its search for its first win of the season Saturday in Beaumont, taking on Lamar at 6 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Vertonghen keen on new Spurs deal and Mourinho hopes Alderweireld will sign too

first_imgJAN VERTONGHEN is eager to discuss a new contract at Tottenham after Jose Mourinho’s appointment, according to reports.The Belgian’s future was in doubt under Mauricio Pochettino but the 32-year-old is reportedly looking to get a deal done now the managerial change has been made.2 Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld could soon sign new Spurs deals under Jose MourinhoCredit: Getty – ContributorAnd The Special One is also said to be a big fan of Toby Alderweireld and is keen for him to sign on the dotted line as well.Vertonghen’s current deal expires next summer and he will be free to talk to foreign clubs in January unless a new contract is signed.Roma and Bayer Leverkusen have been keeping tabs on the Spurs man but Vertonghen wants to stay put, according to Sky Sports News.However, formal discussions are yet to take place between chairman Daniel Levy and Vertonghen’s representatives.The former Ajax man missed Mourinho’s first game in charge – the 3-2 victory at West Ham – with injury but was back on the bench for Tuesday night’s Champions League win over Olympiakos.Vertonghen’s international teammate Alderweireld is also out of contract in the summer but Mourinho will put pressure on the board to sign him back up, according to Football London.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himThe 30-year-old’s attitude towards Tottenham seems to have changed since Mourinho’s arrival after continued links to Manchester United last summer left him feeling unsettled.Asked by a Belgian journalist on Tuesday about playing under Mourninho, Alderweireld said: “I am happy that I’m playing.”I’m proud to work with a manager that has won it all.”I am grateful that I can become a better player under him.”I want to repay him for the faith he has shown in me.”2Violent scenes as Wolves fans are attacked by hooligans in Portolast_img read more

Parasocial interaction, the key to understanding the impact of the divorce of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie

first_imgWHEN I HEARD ABOUT #Brangelina pic.twitter.com/sfe1E8MCDj? Jara Gardi (@JaraGardi) September 22, 2016But in addition to the number of all those opinions expressed on the network, not only via Twitter, it also highlights the tone or confidence they contain. And it is that many people have reacted to the news as if it were the rupture of a friend or acquaintance. Is anyone else still upset over the #Brangelina split? 🠒” Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt. Image: Dreamstime. The recent divorce petition of actress Angelina Jolie to her husband and also actor Brad Pitt has caused reactions of all kinds around the world, especially in social networks. Between Tuesday and Wednesday, 480,000 tweets with the #brangelina tag were published and 1,400 per minute were published, according to data collected by verne. ? Sierra Dallas (@SierraDallas) September 22, 2016To understand this phenomenon, the concept coined by Horton and Wohl in 1956 is useful: “parasocial interaction”. These sociologists explained with this idea the imaginary experience that the public lives by creating a unidirectional relationship with the characters they know through the media. That is, the illusory relationship that people project on those who ‘know’ through the media is intimacy, like the one they have with people in their closest circle.In the words of Wohl and Horton, the public “knows” that person, in some way, in the same way that they know the friends they choose: through direct observation and interpretation of their appearance, their gestures and voice , their conversation and behavior in different situations “I see them suffering a lot from the divorce of #Brangelina that anyone would say they are friends.? Abdallah Eli Sotter (@AbdallahEli) September 22, 2016In this way, if people have the ‘illusion’ that, in this case, the relationship between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt is close because they are ‘friends’, their break can be interpreted by each of them as something bad that affects directly individually. This together with the easy generalized access to the Internet and social networks has as a final consequence endless publications, comments and reactions on our ‘known’ Brangelina.Tbh I was more upset about the #Brangelina breakup than about my own parents divorce? Miranda Cottone (@CottoneGirl) September 22, 2016 1,400 tweets were published per minute with the #brangelina taglast_img read more

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


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