As construction works continue on the East Coast Demerara road, residents of Atlantic Gardens have complained of experiencing grave inconvenience, being unable to access either side of the roadway due to the placement of a median there.A very disgruntled resident recently inked a letter to this publication highlighting his concerns.“The road design seems to ignore local communities, as it does not allow for vehicles to (enter) into villages on the southern side of the road when travelling in an easterly direction. This means if someone wants to (enter) into Atlantic Gardens, he cannot do so because a concrete median is placed in the middle of the road,” the resident said.As a result of the placement of the median, residents are now forced to drive some distance before they are able to cross the road to access the entrance to the community.One of the few spaces left for vehicles to make U-turns“At this time, we do not know how far east we will have to travel before we are allowed to make a U-turn, which is illegal under current traffic laws. There is sufficient space to allow for “cut outs” for turning traffic, and “cut outs” of this kind do not interrupt the flow of traffic, once drivers follow the rules. A “cut out” exists at Ogle, and there is another at UG road,” the resident argued.When Guyana Times visited the area on Saturday, several residents related their woes as they slammed the design of the road expansion.One resident who has living in the area for 20 years said, “It is affecting us very badly, because it got a business across the road where we go to every day, and we cannot use our vehicles or anything, we just have to walk across as well as in the night, which is very dangerous; and we have to walk back home every night.”She explained that because of the median being placed in the middle of the road, residents are forced to take other alternatives.“We have to go till up, next to Better Hope, so that we can come around with the vehicles; and then (as we use the other side of the road) we have to go till by Massy to come back,” another resident complained.Another resident, whose only name was given as Gangaram, complained, “It’s inconvenient, because we have to go all the way around to get in here.”According to this resident, the median was placed there just about two weeks ago.A 59-year-old woman said, “I travelling to go to work every day, and it’s very hard for me. Yesterday (Friday) I stand up on the road one hour and a half to get transportation…I do more than one job, and it’s hard for me.”A pregnant woman who said she has been living in the area for three years also argued that the Government and the contractors have a wrong approach to the situation, as they had never informed residents that they would be inconvenienced.According to her, “It is very, very inconvenient getting from work, because we have to drive all the way to where the Massy Supermarket is constructing, and turn back to come home… In the morning it’s very confusing. I don’t understand how come they are making roads and there are no notices… The other day I almost missed my work because of the road closure.”Another resident suggested that the contractors do additional work at nights, since the expansion project is affecting most residents on the East Coast, not only those in Atlantic Gardens.The residents there are calling for adequate access to their community, to ease their daily hassles.Since commencement of works to the East Coast road, several businesses have complained of losing sales, as their entrances have been barred due to the ongoing works.The US$50.2million road expansion project has two components; one features a four-lane expansion of the road from Better Hope to Annandale, and the other caters for an upgrade to the existing two-lane road from Annandale to Belfield.The project is expected to be completed by 2019. (Davina Ramdass)
Two days after falling into a canal at Charity Squatting Area, Essequibo Coast, the body of two-year-old Zaverha France was found floating in the Pomeroon River on Saturday.According to reports, the toddler was seen floating in the lower Pomeroon sometime around 16:30h on Saturday by a passersby.Guyana Times was reliably informed that the body was discovered six miles away from where the toddle fell overboard in the canal in front her home in the Charity Squatting Area.Her badly decomposed body was recovered from the Pomeroon River and transported to Charity by boat. It is currently at the Suddie Hospital Mortuary, where it is awaiting a post-mortem examination.Two-year-old France went missing on Thursday morning after falling overboard.Based on information received, the child was last seen by her mother, Samantha Layne, at about 09:00h. Initially, the mother took the child to the landing alongside the canal with the intention of giving her a bath.However, the now depressed woman changed her mind and went back into the yard, taking the child with her. But after a few minutes, the woman could not find the child. She frantically searched every corner of the yard but there were no signs of the toddler.It is believed that the child went back to the landing to have the bath all by herself and fell into the canal.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — School District 60 has sent their annual letter on healthy living and smoking regulations home to parents, in an effort to reduce the number of children who smoke in the district.Assistant Superintendent Stephen Petrucci says the letter has ultimately had that intended effect, as less students have been smoking since he started two or three years ago.“Ensuring the middle school students stay on campus at lunch has really helped with that as well,” he said.- Advertisement -Petrucci says the middle school years are a critical age when kids could start smoking, and extra care has been put in to prevent them from starting.According to the letter, the Ministry of Education’s Tobacco-Free Schools policy denotes that tobacco — not just cigarettes — on school grounds is against the law.In closing, the letter states the district promotes a healthy lifestyle for all students and that they appreciate the support of parents and guardians in doing that.Advertisement
SO, Mayor V had a closed door “chat” with Councilmen Zine and Smith, and now it’s unanimous! Your Los Angeles City Council and the world’s sexiest mayor (sorry, Gavin Newsom) have agreed to let the peasants vote on cutting our taxes. You read that right: The L.A. City Council and Mayor V want us to vote on cutting our phone tax 10 percent. What a great number for Hollywood! Just saying 10 percent makes me think I’m back in showbiz. It’s like we get to fire AT&T’s agent. Under Proposition 218, a unanimous City Council must approve the mayor’s request to place an “emergency” ballot measure before the voters. Dennis Zine and Greig Smith were the holdouts until Tony V worked his magic behind closed doors. The conversation went something like this: Mayor V: Are you two stupid! We’re talkin’ a quarter billion here! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Zine: Yeah, but my district has people who actually pay taxes … Smith: And every Halloween I dress up as a fiscal conservative. That’s my thing. Mayor V: Fellas, have you learned nothing? We’re gonna tell the hicks it’s a tax cut. We fooled ’em with Measure R. We’ll do it again. Zine: Do you think? Mayor V: Boys, relax. The hayseeds will think they’re cutting their phone tax 10 percent. Of course, they could cut it 100 percent if they vote “no,” but they won’t. I had it focus-grouped. They’ll hang themselves on the rope of their own greed! Zine: So, we keep the quarter-bil and pay no political price? Mayor V: Do we ever pay for anything? Smith: And I can still dress up like a fiscal conservative? Mayor V: Trick or treat, boys! There’s enough candy for everyone! The mayor and his bagmen are committing election fraud. Not the ballot-box stuffing, Diebold Ohio-style chicanery with electronic tabulations – that’s old school. The entire premise of Tony V’s phone tax-election is a fraud. We’ve never seen anything like this – oh wait, we have, Measure R, another bait-and-switch ballot measure that did exactly the opposite of what it pretended to do. The courts are likely to declare L.A.’s 10 percent phone tax illegal. Desperate to keep their mitts on a quarter of a billion dollars, the mayor has dreamed up the unbelievably underhanded idea of selling it to the voters as a tax cut, while actually increasing the technologies the tax will be applied to, thereby not only legitimizing the illegal tax grab but increasing the haul to boot. We’re told it’s all OK because during the campaign we’ll get to have our say. However, the pro-tax crowd will have a well-funded war chest; every union and political hack in the city – which is nearly all of them – will be out plucking the fear harp. Goodbye, cops. Goodbye, firefighters. Goodbye, parks. Goodbye, libraries. Goodbye, paramedics. Goodbye anything they can think of that’s the rightful business of local government but never seems to be a priority in L.A. It’s bad enough when the ballot initiative process is co-opted by casino interests, the insurance industry, and all the other giant special-interest groups that want the law to do their bidding. It is unconscionable that the city of Los Angeles will go into an election orchestrated by the mayor and City Council based upon a lie. As the Democratic strategist Darry Sragow said, “This is a strategy that relies on deliberately keeping important information from voters.” Every time you think L.A. politics has hit a new low, somebody on Spring Street breaks out the moral backhoe and digs the cesspool a little deeper. Like most Americans, I like my taxes low. Still, I understand there are things we need to do in a modern society. We have obligations to make this city not just function but flourish, and we have to pay for it. I might even be inclined to support the retention of the phone tax on the basis of fiscal necessity. However, also like most Americans, I resent being lied to. The mayor and City Council are not giving us the opportunity to cut our phone tax. They are deliberately obfuscating the issue. They have performed so miserably as fiscal stewards, they know that in an honest election the voters of Los Angeles would hang up on the phony phone tax. Doug McIntyre hosts the “McIntyre in the Morning” program on Talk Radio 790 KABC, weekdays from 5 to 9 a.m.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Leroy Sane has reportedly pulled out of the Germany squad to face Peru to attend the birth of his child.Earlier on Friday, it was confirmed the Manchester City winger had left the team hotel in Munich for ‘personal reasons’ after talking with boss Joachim Low. 1 Sane and his partner, American model Candice Brook latest Most read football stories silverware predicted Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings revealed SORRY Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion tense England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update BEST OF “He’s a player who has everything you need to be a world-class player but sometimes you have to tell him he has to perform better.“What is crystal clear is his quality, his pace, his left foot. He was fantastic for City last year but Pep has the same problem at the moment – he’s trying to get the best out of him.“If he performs, he’s a real weapon. He has the quality, especially for us, but maybe (head coach Joachim Low) looked at his performances for the national team and wasn’t happy.” The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 According to German publication Bild, the reason behind his withdrawal is not as sinister as first feared, despite questions about his attitude for club and country being questioned – most recently by Sam Allardyce.Sane’s partner, American model Candice Brook, is expected to give birth imminently to their first child.Despite missing out on the World Cup squad altogether, Sane was recalled by Low and made a seven-minute cameo against France in Paris on Thursday night.Real Madrid star Toni Kroos launched a scathing attack on his young teammate earlier in the week, claiming the 22-year-old had to improve his body language and his attitude.The Champions League winner said: “Sometimes you have the feeling with Leroy’s body language that it is all the same whether we win or lose. He has to improve his body language. Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT gameday cracker
The dress code will require players to wear business casual clothes such as a suit or sport coat and slacks and jeans no longer will be allowed. Players would be expected to dress this way when sitting on the bench while out of uniform and while traveling to and from NBA arenas, as well as on team flights. The code is expected to be supported by stiff fines levied by the league. If NBA are “dressed to the nines’ this season, there will be a good reason for it. Commissioner David Stern has given solid backing to a league-wide dress code that is expected to be issued before the start of the season next month. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “I dress to make myself comfortable,” 76ers guard Allen Iverson told the Philadelphia Daily News. “I really do have a problem with it. … It’s just not right. It’s something I’ll fight for.” Eddy Curry’s status with the New York Knicks remained unsettled Thursday, with the team waiting for medical tests on his irregular heartbeat. Knicks president Isiah Thomas said the team does not have all the information needed to evaluate whether Curry is healthy enough. Curry, the Bulls’ top scorer last season at 16.1 points a game, missed the final 13 games of the year and the playoffs after his condition was discovered. The 6-foot-11 center was traded this week from Chicago with Antonio Davis for Tim Thomas, Michael Sweetney and Jermaine Jackson. The Seattle SuperSonics picked up options on guard Luke Ridnour and forward Nick Collison for the 2006-07 season. Devil Ray changes New York investor Stuart Sternberg took control of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays from founding owner Vince Naimoli on Thursday, promising better days ahead for a franchise that’s finished last in seven of its eight seasons. The first order of business was to fire general manager Chuck LaMar, who had been with the franchise since its inception. Assistant GM Scott Proefrock and player personnel director Cam Bonifay also were dismissed. “The time has come for dramatic change for this organization,” Sternberg said, vowing to make the necessary corrections, on and off the field, to improve the team. Sternberg, who becomes principal owner, appointed Matthew Silverman team president. Red Sox closer Keith Foulke underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, three months after a similar procedure was performed on his left knee. John King, the father of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ray King, died after a long battle with cancer. Ray King was in uniform for Game 2 of the NL Division Series but did not play. The Toronto Blue Jays appointed Sal Butera to the position of special assistant to the general manager. Investigator named The governing agency for professional cycling appointed an independent investigator to look into accusations that the American cycling champion Lance Armstrong had used banned drugs. Armstrong, 34, the seven-time winner of the Tour de France bicycle race, retired from competitive cycling in July after his seventh consecutive victory. The governing body, the International Cycling Union, said that Emile Vrijman and his law firm, Lamsma Veldstra & Lobe, based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, would investigate claims by the French newspaper L’Equipe that six samples of Armstrong’s frozen urine from the 1999 Tour de France had tested positive for the hormone erythropoietin, or EPO, which aids a cyclist’s endurance. The urine samples had been saved, frozen and recently tested for a research project. Even though the samples were anonymous, the article said paperwork linked the coded samples to Armstrong. The cycling union did not test for EPO until 2001. Monty charges Colin Montgomerie showed no effects from an emotional victory four days ago in Scotland, matching his career-low score in the United States with a 6-under 64 that gave him a three-shot lead in the American Express Championship in San Francisco. Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and nine others were at 67 on a spectacular day at Harding Park. Cristie Kerr had consecutive eagles in a career-best 9-under 62 to take a four-stroke lead in the first round of the Longs Drugs Challenge in Auburn, Calif. Hall of Famer Beth Daniel, Becky Iverson and Marilyn Lovander opened with 66s, and Lindsey Wright also was 5 under through 17 holes when play was suspended because of darkness. Annika Sorenstam, the 1997 champion at Twelve Bridges, shot a 68 in her first appearance in the tournament since 2001. Argentina’s Andres Romero and Sweden’s Johan Skold shot 5-under 66s to share the first-round lead in the Abama Open de Canarias in the Canary Islands. Injured Bruins When UCLA begins men’s basketball practice next Friday, the Bruins could be without two possible starters in senior center Mike Fey and freshman wing Luc Mbah A Moute. Both players underwent MRIs after suffering injuries. According to a UCLA spokesman, Fey was diagnosed with a severe groin strain and Mbah A Moute has a shoulder strain. It was uncertain if Fey would be ready for the start of practice. It is unlikely Mbah A Moute would be fully ready. His injury is expected to keep him out the next 10 days to two weeks. Brian Dohn Robinson suspended Rhode Island suspended point guard Dawan Robinson from the basketball team last month after he was arrested following a bar fight. Southern Mississippi scoring leader Rashaad Carruth has left the basketball team because of personal reasons. Tennis tidbits U.S. Open champion Kim Clijsters beat Croatia’s Karolina Sprem 6-3, 6-2 to reach the quarterfinals at the Porsche Grand Prix in Germany. Amelie Mauresmo advanced when Jelena Jankovic retired with a virus after dropping the first set 6-0. Clijsters next faces fifth-seeded Elena Dementieva, who won 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 against France’s Nathalie Dechy. Also, Nadia Petrova beat Elena Likhovtseva 6-1, 6-1. Argentina’s Mariano Puerta remained defiant Thursday, a day after being accused of doping by French sports newspaper L’Equipe. The newspaper reported Wednesday that Puerta tested positive for a banned drug following his loss at the French Open final and faces a possible life ban for a second doping offense. “I have not taken any illegal substances as reported,” Puerta said after the match. “I was suspended two years ago and would never do anything like that again.” Briefly Toronto captain Mats Sundin could miss four to six weeks after breaking the lower orbital bone when he was hit in the face by a puck in the season opener, the Maple Leafs announced. Michelle Kwan strained a ligament in her right hip and withdrew from Skate America, the first Grand Prix event of the season, and this weekend’s Campbell’s International Figure Skating Classic. NASCAR suspended crew chief Glenn Darrow indefinitely for violating its substance abuse policy. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Senator Jimmy Harte has welcomed the news that the Department of Education has announced extra special needs classes for the following schools in Donegal.Senator Harte” I congratulate Ruairi Quinn , Minister for Education, who has shown a commitment to special needs in providing funding during a difficult economic time in the country.“The news will of these extra special needs classes will be welcomed by parents and students who have been campaigning for this kind of news. Minister Quinn has been willing to engage with parents and groups and on his recent visit to Donegal he was met several groups who had an interest in this area of special education”.Senator Harte said he is following through on his commitment and the promise that the Labour Party will protect the marginalised in society and that is a core value that is demonstrated in the news today.“Hopefully this news will be of value to the schools and special needs teachers who have been under severe pressure from the budget adjustments that this government inherited. The investment in education will pay dividends.”118 new classes for children with special needs are to open this month in schools nationwide · They will cater for over 700 children with special needs in 113 mainstream primary and post primary schools· This applies to children with significant needs who cannot be educated in a mainstream class, for example some children with autism or a specific speech and language disorders· These classes have lower pupil-teacher ratios than mainstream classes, with ratios from 1:6 to 1:11· It will bring the total number of special classes to over 740 in mainstream schools, catering for over 5,000 children with special needs when all classes are open: HARTE WELCOMES EXTRA SPECIAL NEEDS CLASSES FOR DONEGAL SCHOOLS was last modified: September 9th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Senator Jimmy Hartespecial needs classes
With just nine days and counting until the Donegal International Rally, an appeal has been launched to get marshals to help out with the event.The running of this rally is a matter of teamwork allied to the efforts of many hundreds of volunteer officials and marshals, plus the support of all the community. Once again safety will be very much top of the agenda and, one of the keys to that is having sufficient manpower on the stages.If anybody who feel they can help to marshal please contact – Chief Marshal Tony Boyle on 00 353 87 7566863.Marshall Training is on in the Mount Errigal Hotel Letterkenny this Sunday 15th June at 7pm.DD NOTICE: MARSHALS NEEDED FOR THE DONEGAL INTERNATIONAL RALLY was last modified: June 10th, 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:donegal international rallynewsSport
Mickey McGlynn is back for his 25th season at Finn Harps.Finn Harps physio Mickey McGlynn is back for an incredible 25th season at Finn Park but he’ll have to watch tomorrow night’s league opener from the stands as he serves a one-match ban. McGlynn got in trouble with the match officials during Harps FAI Cup defeat to St Pat’s when Gareth Harkin was ridiculously sent-off late on.Harps manager Ollie Horgan was sent off for his protests and he’ll have to watch the first three matches of the season from the stands. McGlynn’s story is one of longevity and dedication to Finn Harps, and the affable medical man has overseen some changes at Finn Park since 1990.Despite the struggles the club has suffered during that time and the highs and lows that come with senior football, McGlynn’s love for the game and for the club has never diminished.This is reflected in the fact that he’s gearing up for his 25th season in the League of Ireland and that he’s looking forward to it.Football in the League of Ireland has become more professional since 1990 and that has inevitably placed greater demands on players, staff and medical personnel. McGlynn told Donegal Daily, “The professionalism and scientific approach to games and training has stepped up massively since then, no doubt.“Back then you trained twice-a-week and you played your match, there was no conditioning programmes, no off-season programmes, no real focus on nutrition, no video analysis.“Now you’re training three, four times a week, you’re also trying to factor in recovery programmes that are essential for modern day players .“So it’s undoubtedly more difficult and demanding, but we all enjoy it and we love doing it, nobody is at the club for financial reimbursement, we all do it out of the love of the game.McGlynn believes the standard of the league has increased due to the more professional approach adopted by clubs. McGlynn feels that is evidenced by the mass exodus of players from the league to the UK, but he still feels the league doesn’t get the respect it deserves.“With the more professional approach adopted that has resulted in a huge increase in the standard of teams and players.“You only have to look at some of the players that have left the league, Seamus Coleman, Keith Fahy, James McClean and Kevin Doyle are just a few that all went over and done extremely well at the highest level.“They benefited from playing here before making the move, no question about it. “Look at Ryan Manning, he played in the First Division last season for Galway Utd and he signed for OPR in January.“I don’t think the league gets the credit it deserves, especially the First Division, there’s some quality players in it and some really good sides and it’s an incredibly tough league.“It’s an old cliché but they really aren’t any easy games in the division and it’s a very competitive league.When pressed on predictions for the season McGlynn was conservative but feels the squad have a good mix of experience of quality and feels they have the artillery in their ranks to kick on.“I think the aim is to improve on last season and try and get into the play-offs, that’s easier said than done though.“There was good foundations built last season, and we were a very well-organised and solid outfit, we were difficult to beat and I’m sure we’ll be hard to beat this season too.“We’ve got a good squad, there’s plenty of experience and quality in it, and they’re a tight knit group.“Our Achilles heel last season was probably in the final third, if we can be a wee bit more clinical we could do well.“There’s a good buzz around the squad, and Ruairi Keating returning has given the place a lift, he’s an exciting player and he done well here last year.“Hopefully Wilfried Tagbo can get his registration sorted because he looks like he could be a very good player for us.McGlynn says the management and coaching staff have left no stone unturned in their preparations for the new season and is hopeful the season can be a good one for the club.“From Ollie and James on the management side of things to Michael Black on the conditioning and fitness of the players no stone is left unturned.“Ollie is one of the hardest working managers in the league, no doubt about it he eats, sleeps and breathes football and he has a great knowledge of the league.“Ollie and James know the league inside and out and they know what way to approach every game and how teams will set-up against you.“There attention to detail is forensic and we’ll never be unprepared for any match.“Michael Black does top-class work as well and we’re well prepared and looking forward to the season.McGlynn as stated in above will not be allowed to take his place in the dug-out tomorrow night against Shelbourne and is disappointed by the ban.“Look it’s done and dusted now, I’m disappointed about it, I’ve never been banned before but one suspension every 25 years isn’t a bad record so I can’t moan too much about it.“Hopefully we get a good result and that will set us up nicely for Cabinteely next week at Finn Park.There has been eyebrows raised about the appointment of the match officials for tomorrow’s match.The controversial referee involved in that FAI Cup semi-final will be the fourth official tomorrow night and considering the bad blood following the fall-out of that cup semi-final, it’s certainly a surprising choice.McGlynn will be back where he belongs on Monday for the EA League Cup clash with Galway and he’s looking forward to many more years with Finn Harps.TWENTY-FIVE YEARS NOT OUT FOR FINN HARPS PHYSIO MICKEY MCGLYNN was last modified: March 6th, 2015 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:newsSport
Steve Carson (Head of Production BBC), Noel Ó Gallchóir & Róisín Ní Chéileachair (Leas-Eagarthóir BBC Gaeilge)Noel Ó Gallchóir, headmaster of Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair was awarded the 2015 BBC Stewart Parker Irish language Award earlier today. The Project Arts Centre in Temple Bar Dublin was the venue for this year’s ceremony. The award was recognition for his one man show about the life and writings of the famous Ranafast man Sesosamh Mac Grianna, one of 20th Century Ireland’s finest writers.Noel has performed the show 20 times in the past year all over the Country, including in Cork, Galway, Dublin, Belfast and all over his native Donegal Gaeltacht. The show will be performed a few more times in the summer of 2015. Bhain Noel Ó Gallchóir ó Ghaoth Dobhair ‘Gradam Scríbhneoireachta Gaeilge Stewart Parker 2015’ inniú. Bhí an bronnadh sa Project Arts Centre i mBarra an Teampaill. Is don seó aonair ‘Idir dhá cheann na hImní’, scríbhinní Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna a fuair se an gradam.Noel Ó GallchóirRugadh agus tógadh Noel i nGaoth Dobhair i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill. Tá sé ina chonaí i nGort a’Choirce le blianta fada. Tá sé ag obair i bPobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair ó bhí 1977 ann agus ina Phríomhoide sa scoil ó 1998. Chuir sé scríbhinní a athar ‘Johnie Sheáin’ in eagar sa leabhar ‘Trasna an Ghaoith’ sa bhliain 2011. Ghlac se páirt i gcuid mhór drámaí le Aisteoirí Ghaoth Dobhair agus le Aisteoirí Ghort a’Choirce. Tá cuid mhór gradaim náisiúnta bainte aige i gcomórtaisí éagsula – An tOireachtas, Scór agus i bhféilte Drámaíochta. Tá an seó aonair ‘Idir dhá cheann na hImní’ a chuir sé le chéile fa shaol agus shaothar Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna (1900-1990) léirithe aige ar fud na tire le bliain anuas.Noel was born in Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltacht and has lived in Gort a’Choirce since 1980. He has worked in Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair since 1977 and has been Headmaster since 1998. He published the writings of his father Johnie Sheáin Ó Gallchóir in the book ‘Trasna an Ghaoith’ in 2011.He was won a number of National Awards in Scór, An tOireachtas and in drama competitions. He has performed his one man show on the life and writings of Seosamh MacGrianna throughout the Country in the past year.‘Idir dhá cheann na himní’ – Saol agus saothar Sheosaimh Mhic GriannaSeosamh Mac GriannaI Rann na Feirste i nGaeltacht Thír Chonaill a rugadh Seosamh Mac Grianna (1900-1990). Bhain sé clú amach mar dhuine de mhórscríbhneoirí na Gaeilge sa 20ú haois agus i measc na saothar is mó cáil a scríobh sé, tá Mo Bhealach Féin, An Druma Mór agus An Grá agus an Ghruaim. In ainneoin gur éirigh sé as an scríobh go luath ina shaol, deirtear go raibh sé ar dhuine de na húdair ba mhó a chuir dlús le saothrú na scríbhneoireachta cruthaithí i litríocht na Gaeilge. ‘Idir dhá cheann na himní’Tugann Noel Ó Gallchóir eachtraí as saol agus as scéalta Sheosaimh Mhic Grianna chun beatha sa dráma seo, mar aon le léargas domhain pearsanta a thabhairt ar an scríbhneoir é féin. Feictear an duine corr seachantach, an file mar choimhthíoch atá ar strae i ré nach dual dó, an t-aonarán leochaileach uaigneach, an fánaí agus an fealsamh, agus an máistir i mbun pinn. Is iomaí cineál scéil a scríobh an Griannach agus tugtar gach gné dá shaothar chun solais go healaíonta sa dráma ionraic cumhachtach seo, a bhainfidh idir gháire agus deora as an lucht féachana.DONEGAL HEADMASTER WINS PRESTIGIOUS BBC IRISH LANGUAGE AWARD was last modified: April 18th, 2015 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)