Photos by Patrick Olivero The Stars and Stripes are fluttering in the breeze across the Two River area in anticipation of the Fourth of July weekend. Whether a large, solitary Old Glory, a row of tiny flags, draped and flowing bunting or a ribbon of red, white and blue, decorations around the towns are getting people in the celebratory spirit. But as with most events this year, 2020’s Independence Day festivities will be low-key affairs because of continuing COVID-19 restrictions. While the traditional spectacular fireworks over the Navesink River will be on display July 3, there is no accompanying family fun event and spectators who do venture out to view the show are asked to observe social distancing guidelines. The article originally appeared in the July 2 – 8, 2020 print edition of The Two River Times.
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Reggae Boyz forward Darren Mattocks wants the team to give local fans a treat and replicate their Gold Cup and Copa America performances in their opening World Cup qualifier against Nicaragua on Friday. Another Reggae Boy, midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson, says nothing but a victory will be satisfactory. The pair, who arrived at the Norman Manley International Airport yesterday afternoon, along with Demar Phillips, will make-up the squad for their opening World Cup qualifier. The match is the opening leg of a home and away series, which will see the winner advancing and the loser eliminated. The second-leg takes place in Nicaragua on Tuesday, September 8. Mattocks and Watson admitted not knowing the opponent, but insisted they will not underestimate the Central Americans. “We are up for the challenge,” Mattocks told The Gleaner. “There is a lot of confidence in the team and we are playing well, so it is something to look forward to. “We have put the Gold Cup behind us as are entering a new phase and a new challenge and we are ready for it,” he assured. “I don’t even know how much they (Nicaragua) are ranked, but that is how serious we are. It doesn’t matter who we play and if they are ranked in the 100s or outside the 100s. We approach all games the same with discipline and hard work, so we are not going to take no team for granted because in football you have upsets and we don’t want that, so we are going to approach that game like it’s USA in the semi-finals (Gold Cup),” Mattocks stated. Watson had similar views in his assessment. good results “We know nothing about them, but they might know how we are doing based on (performance) the Gold Cup. But no matter who, we always respect our opponent. We have to play our style of football because the coach Schafer (Winfried) has been doing a good job and we are getting good results,” said Watson. Mattocks scored two goals in the Gold Cup, one in the semi-final against hosts USA and the Vancouver Whitecaps striker is hoping the team can treat local fans to some of the good football they only got to witness on television, live at the National Stadium on Friday. “Most our overseas fans came to watch us (Gold Cup) and were really pleased. But the real die hard fans are in Jamaica, so what we did in the Gold Cup and Copa America we want to bring back home. We expect a big turn out and we are hoping to deliver on these two games,” Mattocks said. “So I just want all the fans to come out, we want it to be a sold out game and we want to treat the Jamaican fans to a good performance,” the striker added. FC Dallas midfielder Watson says the World Cup is what the team has been preparing for and the players have nothing but victory on their mind. “World Cup qualifiers is the bigger picture, every game is important, you want to win every game and we are going to do whatever we have to do to make sure we come out victorious,” said Watson. “It’s going to be a tough task, but we just have to go out there with a lot of confidence and make sure we score goals. We are playing at home and there is no way we want to tie or lose the game,” he said.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC):Superstar Chris Gayle further enhanced his status as the world’s premier Twenty20 batsman with a whirlwind 100 in the Unity Cricket game here Saturday.The Jamaican left-hander blasted 101 from a mere 48 balls as his Legacy All Star XI chased down 177 to trounce 007 Warriors by three wickets with 19 balls to spare at the National Stadium at Providence.Gayle pummelled four fours and 11 sixes as he raced to his half-century off 34 balls and then required only a further 13 deliveries to reach three figures in an amazing innings.In the 14th over of the innings from leg-spinner Samuel Badree, which gushed 31 runs, Gayle smashed five consecutive sixes.Gayle, who put on 50 off 32 deliveries for the first wicket with AndrÈ Fletcher (18) eventually retired at 150 for one, with the All Stars well on their way to victory.Former West Indies stroke-maker Ramnaresh Sarwan weighed in with 24, while Windies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo struck 22.Earlier, West Indies limited overs opener Lendl Simmons stroked 50 off 38 balls with five fours and two sixes to help 007 Warriors up to 176 for eight off their 20 overs.West Indies Test captain Jason Holder managed just 13, while T20 skipper Darren Sammy got 12. T20 star Dwayne Smith failed with seven.Bravo claimed two for 23 with his medium pace.The game was a private venture staged to contribute to Guyana’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebrations.
After a positive and successful campaign last year, the RCMP bike patrol will be cycling the city’s streets for another summer.The patrol will have two full-time members and will be continuing its successful positive ticketing campaign.- Advertisement -Constable Shawn Ingham and Constable D. Rondeau will be the two full-time members of the bicycle patrol.Throughout the campaign, the officers will hand out coupons for free items to youth who they see abiding by bicycle safety laws – wearing proper safety gear when skateboarding or bicycling – so as to encourage positive, healthy behaviour. This year, sponsors include McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Booster Juice, A&W, Subway, Dairy Queen, the Aurora Cinema and the Leisure Pool.Along with the positive ticketing campaign, the officers will be holding bike rodeos at various times throughout the summer. The rodeos teach children proper bike safety and ensure their bikes are in safe working order.However, Constable Ingham does interject one note of caution. He says not only do cyclists need to obey the rules of the road, but stresses that drivers should be extra cautious of cyclists.The patrol will officially begin June 6 and will run until September.Advertisement
“The idea was to make that a revenue generator by being able to house state offenders and book prisoners from other cities,” Barr said. But that’s a substantial undertaking that would have visits from many people – some of whom would be relatives of the prisoners, he said. Instead, Barr said the department has recommended a 6,000-square-foot jail that still would double capacity from 16 to 34. But it would be used only to house Whittier prisoners. Other changes included elimination of an indoor firearms range and a city and police employee child-care facility and reduction in space for the communications center and investigations division. “The proposed 55,000-square-foot facility will double the public lobby area and provide residents and the business community with an expanded service counter in contrast to the department’s current lobby,” police Chief David Singer stated in a written staff report. The proposed new station would double the records bureau area, triple the area for the investigative division, quadruple the traffic bureau area and provide interview rooms, community meeting and training room, an armory and an emergency operations center. firstname.lastname@example.org (562)698-0955, Ext. 3022 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The City Council late Tuesday was considering the new information and discussing ways to pay for a new station. The choices are a bond issue or using a combination of reserves from the city’s budget, the Redevelopment Agency’s budget and other funds. “We are moving from a substandard building to a standard building, but not to a lavish building,” Lt. Aviv Barr told the City Council. City officials say a new station is needed because the existing one is too small. In 1955, the city had 20 officers and some support staff. Now it has 93 officers and 79 support personnel. The biggest reduction from the earlier plans was in the jail size, Barr said. In 1998, police had proposed building a 100-bed long-term jail facility that would be 11,360 square feet. WHITTIER – City officials have found ways to reduce the cost of a new police station – from an estimated $47 million down to as little as $35million. City staff in 2002 had proposed a 75,000-square-foot station to be built between the Whittier Courthouse and the Whittier Central Library’s parking lot for $47 million. Now, they’re proposing a three-story 55,000 square-foot facility that would cost between $35 million and $39 million. The existing 52-year-old station at 7315 Painter Ave. is 20,000 square feet.
7 And he headed home Mesut Ozil’s free-kick to open the scoring against Lyon – Click right for more pictures Emiliano Martinez played the whole game between the sticks and kept a clean sheet – Click right for more pictures Olivier Giroud was up for a battle, even if it was just a friendly – Click right for more pictures 7 7 7 7 7 Arsenal are looking in fine form in pre-season as they defeated Lyon 6-0 in the Emirates Cup.Olivier Giroud, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Alex Iwobi, Aaron Ramsey, Mesut Ozil and Santi Cazorla all grabbed goals in the friendly on Saturday.And manager Arsene Wenger should be pleased with how his side performed with the Community Shield clash with Chelsea just a week away.You can see the best images from Arsenal’s game with Lyon by clicking the right arrow above… 7 Arsenal players were all smiles as they celebrated Santi Cazorla’s goal – Click right for more pictures Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain showed his bravery as he went into a challenge with Anthony Lopes – Click right for more pictures Aaron Ramsey glides forward as two Lyon stars watch on – Click right for more pictures Which meant new signing Petr Cech could only warm the bench
Moville GAA NotesThe Club’s annual golf classic will take place on Saturday 24th May in Greencastle Golf Club. Entry for members is €60 per tea of four and €120 for visitors. There are over €2,000 worth of prizes this year including golf bags, golf clubs, shoes and clothing.There is nearest the pin, longest drive and a prize for the top ladies team. A timesheet is in operation and you can book by phoning Greencastle GC on (074) 93 81013LOTTOThere was no jackpot winner this week. The winning numbers were 2, 9, 18, 24. The €50 runner-up prize goes to Sean O’Neill, Derry. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,600. Thank you for your continued support. We would like to appeal for more Lotto sellers as it is out main source of income. Please support our club lotto. JOE MC GEADY CUP FINALCongratulations are extended to the Naomh Padraig Uisce Chaoin U14A team on not only winning the Joe McGeady cup on Sunday, but on retaining it for another year. There was a huge crowd in Moville last night for the Inishowen final. Naomh Padraig defeated CLG Carndomhnaigh in a tough fought battle.Well done to the Moville U14 team who defeated Malin by a score of 4-13 to 1-10 in the Joe McGeady Cup B final on Sunday evening. Congratulations to Eoghan Gillen who was named player of the match.The club would like to thank all members who helped out this year in the smooth running of the Joe McGeady Cup finals at Carrick Field; it would not have been such a success without all your help.RESULTS THIS WEEKMoville Senior Men played were unfortunate to lose out to Convoy last Saturday evening. They had a ball rebound from a free late on which would have taken the lead. Convoy got the final point winning by the narrowest of margins; next up for the senior men is Letterkenny Gaels away at 6pm on Saturday 17th May.The senior reserves game took place at home against Convoy Reserves after the senior game and they were unfortunately unable to follow up on their victory last weekend. Next up for the Senior Reserves is Letterkenny Gaels on Saturday away at 7.30pm.GAELIC FOR GIRLSGaelic for girls continue this Wednesday from 3.45-4.45 for any under 8 under 10 girls wishing to play gaelic football. It will take place on the astro pitch. The lead coaches will be Aoife O Hare & Mags Mulhall. This will run for 8 sessions to begin with. Please come along and join the fun.UNDERAGE FOOTBALLCongratulations to the U8 teams who played Burt at home on Saturday morning, next up is Muff, date and venue to be confirmed.TRAININGSenior and reserve training continues at 6:45 on Wednesday and Friday evenings. Players should come prepared for both Astro and full pitch training.U14 girls training takes place on Thursday evenings on the Astro at 4:30 – new players are more than welcome.Senior ladies training takes place on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 and Sunday mornings at 11am.MOVILLE GAA MERCHANDISEThe new club half-zip tops are available; they are priced at €40. Please check out the club’s Facebook page and website for all the latest Moville GAA O’Neills merchandise. All items are currently in stock. Please see Bridget Harkin if you would like to purchase any items.MISCELLANEOUS CLUB NOTESThe pitch continues to take great shape a lot of effort and hard work and time has brought it to where it is now hopefully will be playable very soon thanks to those involved.If you would like to receive the weekly newsletter by email, please send a message to email@example.com requesting it.If anyone has any information or photographs that they would like included in the notes, the club website (www.movillegaa.ie) or the club facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MovilleGAA) feel free to e-mail it to the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.GAA NEWS: MOVILLE U14’S DEFEAT MALIN TO WIN INISHOWEN B FINAL was last modified: May 14th, 2014 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:GAAmovilleNoticesSport
Sea Dunnion has released a statement in which he pays tribute to Jim McGuinness.County Chairman Sean Dunnion has released a statement on behalf of the Donegal County Board thanking Jim McGuinness for his services to Donegal football over the last five years.The statement read,It’s no secret that when Jim Mc Guinness was selected as the Donegal Senior Football Team Manager in July 2010, we were at one of our lowest ebbs ever in our history. What has been achieved in the past four years can only be described as remarkable.When Jim informed us on Friday night of his decision not to continue as Senor Football Team Manager, it was one of shock initially but over the past two days there has been a realisation that it shouldn’t have been a total surprise. Jim has given 5 years of total commitment and dedication to Donegal football including his very successful year with the Under 21’s. Jim is a special talent with a particular rare gift in inspiring those around him. Not alone did he inspire a special group of players to 3 x Ulster Senior Football Championship titles and our 2nd All-Ireland title in the space of 4 years.He also inspired the people of the county to believe that they can achieve anything they wanted with the right application to the task and hard work. Two example of this that are widely accepted is that he has inspired people to get back into Education and also has had a very positive effect on people with Mental Health issues.One quote that I saw in recent days that has stuck with me is “Jim won many matches but he also won the hearts and minds of the people of Donegal”. While Jim is always quick to point out it was the players who won the matches, we must acknowledge that it was Jim who created the environment for those players to prepare meticulously and then deliver on their potential in the way they have done so in the past 4 years. He has left a tremendous legacy though in many ways.1. He has created an interest in Gaelic Football and the GAA in general in people in this county that never previously had an interest.2. He left the people of the county with so many great memories.3. He re-instilled a great pride in the Donegal people at home and abroad. 4. He has inspired the next few generations of players, both boys and girls.5. He has created the template and approach that the players of the future know that they must aspire to if they want to be successful and maximise their potential.6. He has been the most successful manager in our history.7. We will reap the benefits of the seeds Jim has sown for many years to come.The overwhelming sentiment of recent days has been of gratitude to Jim. There has been an avalanche of thanks for the memories and the enjoyment. We respect what has been a difficult decision for Jim and we wish him, Yvonne and their family good health and success in the future. I have no doubt that Jim will have a major contribution to make to Gaelic Football in the county again at some point in the future.This is the closing of a chapter in our history but there is still so much to be positive about.1. We have a tremendous panel of Senior players at the moment who I have no doubt will reapply themselves again under the next Manager.2. We have superb potential at Under 21, Minor and Development Squad level.3. We have a fantastic Captain and Leader in Michael Murphy.So on behalf of every underage and adult member of the GAA here in the county, every Donegal supporter in Ireland and across the globe, Jim I thank you for your massive contribution and commitment to your county over the past 5 years.COUNTY CHAIRMAN SEAN DUNNION PAYS TRIBUTE TO JIM MCGUINNESS was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Home-page SportJim McGuinnessnewsSean Dunnionstatement
WITH just a week to EuroSurf 2011 hits Bundoran, watch this appetising video of a great event ahead.DDTV: EUROSURF 2011 VIDEO PREVIEW OF GREAT BUNDORAN EVENT was last modified: September 16th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:eurosurf 2011 video
Women and families affected by cervical cancer screening crisis are welcome to get free information and counselling support at the Cancer Care West centre in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal.Over the past two weeks, Cancer Care West in Letterkenny and Galway has been offering information, support and counselling to women and families affected by the cervical screening crisis. This has been offered by their oncology nurses and clinical psychologists.Drop in or telephone support is available Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, free of charge. A spokesperson said: “The distress caused by this episode will reverberate for many months and years to come. There are several factors at play here; firstly, the realization that the screening tool is not a diagnostic test and therefore some women received false negatives when in fact their smears showed evidence of cervical cancer. This has been a major shock to people who felt safe when they got a letter telling them that they had a clear smear test.“Then there are the group of women and their families who have gone on to develop cancer and who are distraught at the situation they now find themselves in. Apart from their diagnosis of cancer, the decision not to inform these women of the results of the audit of their previous smears is the most damaging aspect of their experience and one which has cast a harsh light on how these situations are managed. People should be at the centre of the health service and here it is very clear that this was not the case.“And then there are families, mothers, husbands, children, partners, all of whom have been hugely impacted, some of them, because they have been bereaved by the deaths of the people they love.”If you have been affected by this crisis, please call Cancer Care West support centre at 091 540040 from 9am to 5 pm Monday to Friday to speak to one of their oncology nurses or clinical psychologists. Cancer Care West is an independent cancer charity based in Galway city that offers support, counselling and information to anyone affected by cancer throughout the west of Ireland. It runs two cancer support centres, one in Galway city and one in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. The Letterkenny centre is located at 2nd Floor Unit Station House, Pearse Road.It also offers residential services to radiotherapy patients who need to receive treatment at Galway University Hospital.All services are free of charge, confidential and professionally run.For more information visit:www.facebook.com/CancerCareWestSupportCentreDonegal or www.cancercarewest.ieCancer Care West offers support during cervical screening crisis was last modified: May 14th, 2018 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:Cancer Care Westcancer supportcervicalcheck