Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Keys, who is seeded 10th at Wimbledon and plays in the second round Wednesday, is one player — Steve Johnson, an American ranked in the top 50, is another — who replies to insults.“If we continue to ignore it, then it’s going to continue to happen. And if it’s happening to us, then it’s happening to kids in school or other people who maybe don’t have the platform or the comfort to talk about it,” Keys said. “Something needs to be done. And if it’s making everyone realize that it happens almost on a daily basis, then I think that’s kind of the first step.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ “This is an issue that isn’t going to go away,” ATP spokesman Simon Higson wrote in an email, “and it is important that our players are able to understand what they are receiving, why, how to respond and what actions they are advised to take.”The WTA’s senior director for athlete assistance, Kathy Martin, said the women’s tour has been working for years to educate and counsel players on the issue.“It’s a societal issue, so of course we’re going to see it in our demographic,” Martin said in a telephone interview. “It’s obviously very distressing players are getting messages like that. We take it seriously.”Stalking and player safety are real concerns in a sport shaken by the stabbing of International Tennis Hall of Famer Monica Seles during a tournament 25 years ago.“When people are sending stuff to you, it’s fine. But when they start to harass your family, there’s an edge. And if that person who wrote something about my family came here, I would kill him. I would kill him and go to jail for it. I wouldn’t mind,” said Sergiy Stakhovsky, a player from Ukraine who’s been ranked as high as 31st and is best known for upsetting Roger Federer at Wimbledon in 2013.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES She is hardly alone. Professional tennis players of every sort — women and men, highly ranked and otherwise, from countries all around the globe — scan their cell phones after matches at Wimbledon and other tournaments and are greeted by online harassment. Personal insults. Threats against family members. And frequently, players say, complaints from disgruntled gamblers. To help deal with this phenomenon, the ATP set up a partnership this year with a company that deals with risk assessment and management, and the WTA is close to finalizing a deal with the same group, Theseus, The Associated Press has learned.“Today, I just looked briefly; I had two or three messages, like, ‘How can you lose to someone ranked lower than you?’ ‘You should die.’ ‘Quit tennis.’ Stuff like that,” Peter Polansky, a Canadian ranked 110th, said after his first-round exit at the All England Club on Monday. “It’s guys who bet money on you and lost. … Just the things they say are, like, ‘Wow.’ It’s tough to step in and stop all that. I don’t think it’s preventable.”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 crownKevin Anderson, the South African who lost to Rafael Nadal in last year’s U.S. Open final, said: “Every player experiences it, no matter who you are. I try to stay away from it. I know it’s out there.”Now players can alert London-based Theseus, which also works with athletes in other sports and entertainment figures, to troubling messages and be told whether the item simply can be ignored or is serious enough to warrant alerting law enforcement. Neither the ATP nor Theseus would disclose how many tennis players have taken advantage of the new relationship or how often police or other authorities have been contacted. Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan How often do bothersome messages crop up?“Literally all the time,” Keys said. “Sometimes if you win. Sometimes if you pull out of a tournament because you’re hurt. Sometimes because someone’s mad at you for no apparent reason.”This was not something players of past generations encountered, of course.Facebook, Twitter, Instagram weren’t around when, say, Jim Courier was ranked No. 1 and winning Grand Slam titles in the early 1990s.“There was no way to access players in my day unless you were at a tournament,” the current U.S. Davis Cup captain said. “They’d wait outside your hotel (for autographs). That was about it.”While this does happen to other athletes — and, indeed, to folks in other walks of life — nowadays, Keys and others surmised that tennis players might be prone to such bullying because theirs is a largely individual sport, so a result can be squarely pegged to one person.Another factor is gambling’s prominence. Among the recommendations in April from a panel that reviewed corruption in tennis: There should be more robust measures to deal with the online abuse of players. Another suggestion was that the International Tennis Federation stop selling official live scoring data to betting companies, which creates an environment that can encourages attempts at match-fixing.“It all stems from betting,” said 56th-ranked John Millman of Australia. “The bookmakers are very, very quick (to act) when they’ve lost money and they think someone’s throwing a match. But they’re not too quick to stop people, who are using their services, from sending abuse to players. It’s pretty disgraceful.”Some, such as Frances Tiafoe, an American ranked 52nd, try to ignore it all.“Not to sound cocky or anything, but they’d rather be me,” Tiafoe said of those who place wagers on him and then insult him when he loses. “People just hiding behind a computer or whatever and saying whatever.” South Korean basketball players arrive for games in North In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Madison Keys of the US plays a return to Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia during the Women’s Singles first round match at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday July 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)LONDON — Madison Keys was the U.S. Open runner-up last year and a French Open semifinalist last month, is considered a contender at Wimbledon right now — and, still, total strangers insult her, sometimes with menacing or obscene language, on a regular basis via social media.“Try to find another job,” read one message sent to the American via Twitter after she lost at the Australian Open. Another called her “the most overrated player in all of tennis.” Those are just a couple of examples that happen to be suitable for print. Often, as Keys says, “It’s really disgusting, horrible things.”ADVERTISEMENT Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 View comments
Following years of constant delays on its completion, the National Youth Policy might finally come on-stream sometime this month, according to President David Granger.Prompted for an update on this much talked about matter, President Granger explained that a white paper on the National Youth Policy is being prepared and will soon be laid in the National Assembly.While noting that this is a cautious pronouncement, the President said the document could be ready sometime in this month.Finance Minister Winston Jordan during the presentation of Budget 2016 announced that the National Youth Policy was finalised.In August 2015, Presidential Adviser on Youth Empowerment Aubrey Norton had announced that the National Youth Policy draft had been completed and was awaiting review from the President and Education Minister, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine.The National Youth Policy is supposed to be a comprehensive policy document that states the vision of the Government of Guyana (GoG) for the youths of the country, and also how this vision would be realised by the Government. The Policy caters for the needs of the youths in the age group of 15-35 years, which constitutes over 50 per cent of the population.It also identifies the vision and the five key objectives that are further sub-divided into several priority areas for youth development. It further suggests policy imperatives that should be implemented in each of these identified priority areas.The National Youth Policy 2015 seeks to achieve a nation where all the young people are safe and healthy, have equal access to opportunities, can participate in public life, and are empowered to meaningfully contribute to Guyana’s sustainable, national development.The previous Administration had held numerous consultations on this initiative in an effort to finalise and subsequently implement the policy
Sparendaam land probeWednesday’s questioning of former members of Cabinet under the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) regarding the sale and transfer of lands located in Sparendaam, East Coast Demerara, popularly known as “Pradoville 2” is paving the way for the Opposition to take actions against Government for various transgressions over the past three years.This is according to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo at his weekly press conference on Thursday. He told media operatives that the former Ministers were mainly asked about a $13 million road development contract and about their knowledge of property vesting laws.According to Jagdeo, he is happy with the course that the probe is taking.“[There is] duplicity here but they’re digging a deep hole for themselves… Trust me, they don’t know what they have done,” Jagdeo asserted.Insisting that the prolonged probe is only a political gimmick used to distract the public whenever Government is on its “back foot”, the Opposition Leader maintained that he will not settle the matter and will “fight it in court”.Jadgeo along with other former Cabinet Ministers were summoned to SOCU headquarters on Wednesday for further questioning into the ‘Pradoville 2’ probe. While Jagdeo did not show up, he indicated that he will be working out an appropriate timing with SOCU.Nevertheless, among those questioned on Wednesday were former Public Works Minister Robeson Benn, former Amerindian Affairs Minister Pauline Sukhai, former Labour Minister Manzoor Nadir, as well as former Education Minister Priya Manickchand.The coalition Administration is contending the acquisition of lands in the area by former Government officials is a criminal act because of the belief that it was sold below market value. Since then, several former Government officials have been questioned by SOCU and according to some, it is becoming “harassment”.Nevertheless, Jagdeo revealed that Wednesday’s line of questioning has opened another avenue for the Opposition to take action against Government, particularly with regards to the $150 million contract that was singled sourced to a Dutch company.Based on a complaint from the Opposition, the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) had probed and found that the sole-sourcing of the contract, which Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson got approved by Cabinet, to LievenseCSO for the feasibility study of the new Demerara River bridge had breach the procurement laws. The Opposition has since sent the matter to SOCU for it to be further investigated and actions taken.Jagdeo explained that previously, they would have only been able to go after the Patterson for bypassing the tender laws and taking the unsolicited bid to Cabinet. However, he noted that Cabinet members usually hide under the lid of collective responsibility, but now, SOCU has lifted that veil to individual responsibilities of individual ministers.“Now each Minister who sat in Cabinet when the illegal contract was approved can now be charged; not only Patterson. So each of those persons in Cabinet now will be open to questioning… The Public Procurement Commission investigated this, they found it illegal that somebody got a contract that they shouldn’t have for $150 million. So that when this is investigated now by SOCU, they now have to invite every single member of this Cabinet to ask them about this contract [and] whether they were aware that the procurement laws didn’t give them a right to approve such a contract, including President Granger. In a way, this new twist will allow us to resolve us another issue,” he posited.The Opposition Leader went on to say that Cabinet also broke the law when it approved the contract since it has no right of approval.“We removed that right when we passed new procurement laws for Guyana. Cabinet, now under our laws, only has a no objection role so the Cabinet acted illegally when they approved Patterson’s unsolicited bid that he took to them,” he contended.Former President Jagdeo also went on to outline that despite making claims of the PPP stealing about $28-35 billion annually, in the three years the coalition has been in Government, Pradoville is their biggest find of alleged corruption.On the other hand, Jagdeo said that over the past three years the PPP has gathered a lot of evidence of corruption against this current Administration but efforts to get justice against those responsible Ministers have been met with hurdles such as the Director of Public Prosecution’s nolle prosing criminal charges against five Ministers. To this end, Jagdeo expressed the hope that the SOCU probe against Minister Patterson would not be delayed, adding it is a straight forward matter.
Mclean played an excellent opening game for the Huskies, stopping 28 of the 30 shots he faced, many of which were quality scoring chances.Following game one of the post season, Fort St. John assistant coach Jeremy Clothier talked about how close the game was, saying he wasn’t at all surprised by how close of a game it was, crediting the Vipers on doing a good job clogging the neutral zone and limiting the Huskies speed.He also talked about what was a very physical game.”We expected it to be a physical game and it was important for us to come out and be the more physical team, which will set the tone for the remainder of the series.”After winning game one at home, the Huskies will next travel to the snake pit, playing game two of the series in Sexsmith Friday, Feb. 17. The teams will then return to Fort St. John Saturday, Feb.18 for game three. If Fort St. John can earn a road victory Friday, they will have the opportunity to close out the series at home on Saturday.Advertisement The third period had goals in both ends of the ice. The Huskies struck first, scoring at the midway point of the period. On a two-on-two rush, puck carrier Brighton Campbell made a nice cut into the middle of the ice, drawing both defenders towards him. Campbell then served up a tasty pass to Cole Calliou who was all alone in front of the Vipers net. The speedy centre pulled the puck to his backhand and slipped it low past Heath for a 3-1 lead.The Vipers made things interesting, as a defensive zone face-off loss resulted in a few quick shots on Mclean, one of which created a rebound, which was slipped by the Huskies goalie, making it a 3-2 game.After cutting the lead to one goal, the Huskies found themselves under attack, as Sexsmith began to pour on the pressure, even ringing a shot off the post with just under five minutes to play. The Huskies didn’t make things any easier for themselves, taking 2 penalties in the last 8 minutes of the game, luckily killing both despite a flurry of Viper chances.The final two penalty kills was indicative of the Huskies PK throughout the entire game. The Huskies killed all 7 penalties they faced, something that starting goalie Travis Mclean talked about after the game.”The penalty kill looked pretty good, despite the fact we are working on a new system, one that works better against better teams.”Advertisement 1:15 later at the other end of the rink, Robbie Sidhu found himself all alone on a breakaway, pulling a nifty backhand-forehand move, only to be met by the left pad of Heath, keeping the score tied at 1-1.Fortunately for the hometown fans, the deadlock didn’t last much longer. Cole Calliou worked hard along the boards with five minutes left in the second, chipping the puck to rookie defenceman Dave Marshall. Marshall, who has terrorized goalies with his powerful shot all season long, ripped a slap shot from just inside the blue line, beating a screened Heath and giving the Huskies a 2-1 lead.Both Calliou and Marshall finished the game with two points, each earning a goal and an assist.Despite allowing the go-ahead goal, Heath had a stellar period for the Vipers, turning aside 16 of 17 shots from a Huskies offence that began to find its groove in the second.Advertisement The game began a little differently than usual for Fort St. John, as Captain Cody Hildebrand wasn’t suited up in his hockey gear, apparently resting a nagging injury, an issue that assistant coach Jeremy Clothier said “isn’t a big concern at alll; we are just resting him.”As a result, recent roster addition Shawn Holliday was sporting the ‘C’, and came out of the gates like a one-man wrecking ball, clearly looking to set the physical tone early in the series. Holliday threw a number of solid checks within the first few minutes of game, the biggest of which earning him a questionable charging penalty only 1:27 into the game.It took Fort St. John less than five minutes to score their first goal of the post season. The team’s regular season scoring leader Robbie Sidhu, who came out for Wednesday’s game looking energized and determined, went to work early, forechecking hard in the offensive zone. Sidhu got the puck along the wall and used his body well to fight off the Sexsmith defenders, cutting into the middle of the ice and finding wide open rookie forward Blair Karasiuk to the left of starting Sexsmith goalie Nigel Heath. Karasiak quickly shot the puck short side, beating Heath for the 1-0 lead.- Advertisement -The lead lasted roughly ten minutes, as a flurry of shots on Huskies tender Travis Mclean created numerous rebound chances, which despite stopping the majority of shots, Mclean wasn’t able to keep them all out, as Sexsmith tied the game at 1-1.Both goalies faced a fair bit of rubber in the first, each having to face at least ten shots in the period.The second period began with quality scoring chances on both ends of the ice. Roughly 4:30 into the period, the Huskies found themselves under sustained pressure, creating a wide open net for a rebound, which fortunately, the Sexsmith player fanned on.Advertisement
UPDATE: The overdue camper has been located safe by police.PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – RCMP yesterday received a report of a overdue camper who has not been seen since July 1st. Police are asking for the public’s help.Robert Allen Andrist, 52 year-old resident of Prince George, is said to have left by himself on July 1st. Police say that he left in a Black 1992 Toyota 4Runner with BC license plate CW21TF.- Advertisement -Andrist has not been home, and he didn’t show up to work this week as scheduled.Police are not sure where exactly he was headed, but there were some indications that he may be going to the Seebach Forest Service Road area or possibly to Pass Lake or Otter Lake.Prince George RCMP requested the assistance of Emergency Management BC who have activated the Prince George Search and Rescue Society.Advertisement Andrist is described as:Caucasian male52 years old183 cm (6’0″)Medium buildBalding with short hairUnshavenAndrist is said to be an experience camper but he has a medical condition, and he may require help.If you have any information about Robert Allen Andrist or where he might be, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300.
Adding to the pressure, Spain’s National Transplant Organisation (ONT) said Thursday it had joined prosecutors in asking that the investigation be reopened, even if it conducted its own probe and concluded the 2012 transplant was lawful.It said it called “for all aspects of Mr. Abidal’s transplant to be clarified once and for all.”The fresh twists in the case come after online newspaper El Confidencial reported in July that wiretaps from a probe into corruption involving then-Barcelona president Sandro Rosell indicated the club may have illegally procured Abidal’s transplant, which took place in April 2012.Abidal, who is now Barcelona’s sporting director, maintains that his cousin Gerard Armand was the donor.The club and Barcelona’s Hospital Clinic which carried out the transplant, also denied any irregularities in Abidal’s transplant.In an interview with French newspaper La Depeche du Midi in July, Armand, who lives in France, was adamant there had been nothing untoward.He said that he was approached by Abidal’s wife after the liver tumour was discovered in 2011.“I didn’t think about it, it was a good, normal action that anyone would do to help a sick relative,” he said, denying he had received money from FC Barcelona for it.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The news of the medical probe comes in light of Barcelona-based prosecutors asking to reopen an investigation into allegations that FC Barcelona illegally bought a liver transplant for cancer-stricken ex-player Eric Abidal © AFP / Valery HACHEMADRID, Spain, Aug 30 – Prosecutors have asked a judge to issue a European warrant ordering Eric Abidal’s cousin to take a probe to prove he donated part of his liver to the former FC Barcelona player, a spokesman for the prosecutors said Thursday.The news comes one month after the Barcelona-based prosecutors asked for an investigation into allegations the football club illegally bought a liver transplant for their cancer-stricken ex-player be reopened after a court filed the case for lack of evidence.
The Phillies completed a three-game sweep and New York went 5-12 down the stretch in one of the most stunning and colossal collapses in baseball history. “We blew it,” Carlos Delgado said Monday as several Mets packed up for the winter. An 8-1 loss to Florida in the season finale Sunday – with Glavine getting chased after just one out – allowed the Phillies to win the division title by a game when they beat Washington. The talented Mets were left out of the playoffs, making them the first major league team that failed to finish in first place after owning a lead of seven games or more with 17 remaining. New York, which had that margin on Sept. 12, also matched the largest lead blown in September. “It still doesn’t feel like the season is over. It feels like we should be playing today, but we didn’t make it,” pitcher John Maine said. From news services Back on Sept. 14, nobody at Shea Stadium realized what was starting to unfold. Tom Glavine was cruising along for the Mets with a two-run lead against Philadelphia before Chase Utley hit a tying homer in the sixth. New York made a couple of late mistakes on defense and lost, 3-2, in 10 innings. Seemed harmless enough. The Mets still held a 5 -game cushion in the NL East and were 20 games above .500 with 16 to play. Go get ’em tomorrow, wrap it up soon.They never did. In a town where the Mets often struggle to take headlines away from the crosstown Yankees, the not-so-Amazin’ Mets owned the tabloids Monday – for all the wrong reasons. The back page of the New York Post blared: “CHOKED TO DEATH.” The front page of the Daily News read: “FROM CHAMPS TO CHUMPS.” Phillies celebrate comeback With their 10,000th franchise loss just a memory, the surging Philadelphia Phillies celebrated their unlikely NL East title at City Hall amid thousands of delirious fans. The Phillies begin the postseason Wednesday when they host Colorado. Organizers called Monday’s noon event the biggest pep rally in city history. Tightly packed fans encircled City Hall and spilled across the street to Love Park and beyond. They waved “Fightin’ Phils” towels and roared “M-V-P! M-V-P!” when shortstop Jimmy Rollins took the stage. “Lo and behold, the National League East belongs to one team and one city, and that’s the City of Brotherly Love, baby,” a gleeful Rollins said. “We did this for a city that’s been longing for something from this baseball team for a long time,” Rollins said. “But we’re not done yet. … This is party number one.” Almost a century Lou Piniella got the hard, cold facts nearly a year ago when he was introduced as the Cubs manager. Told it was going on 99 years between World Series winners, Piniella seemed surprised. “Has it been that long here?” he asked. Piniella made sure he gave Cubs’ fans hope, dispensing the same optimism they’ve been hearing from a long list of managers during a drought that extends to 1908. “Urgency is important,” he said. “We’re going to win here.” So far, he’s delivered. And that’s why the mere mention of his name brings out a long chorus of “Louuuuuuu” from the long-suffering followers, several thousand of whom showed up for a rainy downtown rally Monday. The NL Central champion Cubs open the playoffs Wednesday at Arizona. Arizona unlikely winner The kids have made it this far. Now the pressure rises. The young Arizona Diamondbacks, with their rallying cry “Anybody, Anytime,” head into the division series with the best record in the National League. This unlikely mix of rookies, role players and a few veteran leaders finished last in hitting and were outscored by opponents overall. Yet by winning the close ones, with solid pitching and timely hits from just about everyone at one time or another, Arizona advanced to the postseason for the fourth time in the franchise’s 10-year history. “In this day and age, I’ve never seen a team like this,” said left fielder Eric Byrnes, a high-energy leader of the team. “This is a group of unselfish guys. They think team first and not as a bunch of individuals. That’s rare today in sports.” Yankees playoff plans Hideki Matsui will likely be a designated hitter when the Yankees open the playoffs Thursday at Cleveland. Matsui hit just .185 in September with two homers and 12 RBIs and had fluid drained from his right knee on Sunday in New York. Yankees manager Joe Torre said Johnny Damon could start in left field and that he also was thinking about using rookie Shelley Duncan, a right-handed hitter, against C.C. Sabathia in Game 1. Around the league Astros: Houston closer Brad Lidge had surgery to repair torn cartilage in his right knee. The Astros said the 30-year-old reliever should be ready for the start of spring training in mid-February. Mets: Relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis received six shipments of steroids in 2003 and 2004 from the Florida pharmacy under investigation for illegal distribution of performance-enhancing drugs, ESPN.com reported.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Jurgen Klopp looks set to become Liverpool’s new manager by the end of the week, but what exactly can the Premier League look forward to, with the German’s imminent arrival?Watch the video above to find out and why Klopp took an entire football team to a remote lake in Sweden, and how he followed in Wayne Rooney’s footsteps by getting a hair transplant!Liverpool fans – it’s time to get excited!For more of the best sports video content on YouTube, subscribe to talkSPORT here!
Ardara Sunset by Brian CampbellONE of the world’s leading tourist guide websites has just given one County Donegal town a huge lift – naming it among Ireland’s seven prettiest towns.Frommer’s website is used by millions of people every day – many from the United States.And in a feature on Ireland’s prettiest towns, Ardara was included. The article – with a picture taken from distance – says: “On the southwest coast of County Donegal, the tiny town of Ardara (seen here in the distance) looks as if it were carved out of a solid block of granite.“Its streets undulate up and down the rocky hills and are lined with little boutiques and charming arts shops, many selling clothes made of the famed Donegal wool. You can wander its entirety in a few minutes. It’s a bite-sized place.”Read more: http://www.frommers.com/slideshows/847940-ireland-s-7-prettiest-towns#slide848433#ixzz3080tv8RT GLOBAL TRAVEL WEBSITE PUTS ARDARA IN 7TH HEAVEN! was last modified: April 27th, 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:ArdaraFrommer’sprettiest town
What’s your happiest Christmas memory in Donegal?Listening to Jim Reeves on a record player on Christmas Eve with my mother.What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Getting proper recognition through the promotion of the Wild Atlantic Way. And the due recognition that followed in the National Geographic – Coolest place on the Planet.If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be? To go back to the All Ireland Senior Soccer Final in 1989 and come on as sub and score two hat-tricks.For the record, I came on as sub in that game and we were defeated 5 – 0.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Mc Nutt’s Tweed.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Seamus Coleman. A brilliant footballer. Modest. Inspiring. Resilient.What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?The time I arrived in a suit at the Downings Family Resource Centre when I overheard someone saying “quickly there’s someone coming” to which Grainne Shevlin replied “sure it’s only Joe!”Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Neil Gallagher.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Olde Glen Bar.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Sure where would you be going!?What is the biggest challenge facing Donegal people today?The continued global acceleration of cities and ‘brain drain’ of a talented and educated workforce.What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?Donegal scallops.Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Naw, not really.Do you have a favourite local band?‘The Lost’ and ‘In Their Thousands’If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?You don’t have enough space on your website for the list of people and projects I’d like to see a million quid spent on.Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?On board a United Nations helicopter in South Lebanon.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?The native Irish speakers who continue to pass on our ‘Teanga Dhúchais’ go dtí an céad glúin eile.What is the most rewarding thing about what you do?Trying to help people when they’re in bother.My Donegal with Minister for Education Joe McHugh was last modified: December 26th, 2018 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:Education MinisterJoe McHughMY DONEGAL Education Minister Joe McHugh impressed many when he went back to school to learn Irish after being named Junior Minister for the Gaeltacht. Since then he has risen through the ranks to become a front bench politician. From Carrigart, here he reveals all he loves about Donegal and why music star Jim Reeves is a real Christmas memory for him.What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?The top of Muckish Great taking in the spectacular view of Sheephaven Bay on a clear day. If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?A longer weekend!Who is the one person that you look up to and why?My father. He always encouraged me to stay the course with my education – especially when I wanted to go to London in the 1980s. My bags were packed!