Boynton Beach woman charged with animal cruelty for leaving dog to starve

first_imgThe Boynton Beach Police department has charged a 19-year-old woman with animal cruelty after they say her 9-month-old puppy was found starving death and laying in a pile of it’s on waste inside the woman’s room.Officials say they received a call from Animal Care & Control after the 19-year-old’s roommate discovered the dog’s condition and contacted them.At the time of the call, the roommate reported that he had not seen his roommate, Elizabeth Rebecca Ebben, in over 3 weeks and just found out that the dog had been in her room the whole time.The dog, a pit bull mix, was described as weighing only 14 pounds and being “skin and bones.”A veterinarian also discovered that the animal had hookworms, muscle loss, and was suffering from “starvation.”When investigators finally got in touch with Ebben, she told them that she acquired the dog from a Facebook post a few months ago, but after initially taking care of it, she began staying out with her friends a various locations and would only come back to the apartment every other day to take care of the dog.Ebben also told police that she is “ashamed and embarrassed” for her behavior.The animal was put in the custody of Animal Care & Control where he was nursed back to health. He was then placed with Peggy Adams Rescue League, and has since been adopted.Ebben is now facing charges of felony cruelty to animals and unlawful confinement of animals/animal abandonment.last_img read more

Conte, Mancini and or Di Biagio on Italy coach shortlist

first_imgFormer AC Milan star Costacurta has been given the task of finding a replacement for Gian Piero Ventura, who was sacked after Italy’s World Cup exit.All three are former Italian international players. Costacurta did not mention former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who has said he would leave French club Nantes if offered the Italy job.Conte, 48, coached Italy from 2014 to the quarter-finals of the 2016 European Championship before taking over at Chelsea.“I never said I preferred Conte,” continued Costacurta, who had said in an interview this week the Chelsea boss was the number one choice.“I only said that having already worked with the national team, he has the right characteristics.“Given we don’t have any outstanding talents at the moment, we need a very good coach, and the names I’ve mentioned are good coaches.”Zenit Saint Petersburg coach Mancini, 53, has said he wants the job to fulfil his dream of winning the World Cup.Mancini has won silverware with all clubs he has managed. He led Manchester City in 2012 to their first English title in 44 years, and won three Serie A titles with Inter Milan and Italian Cups with Inter, Fiorentina and Lazio, and a Turkish Cup with Galatasary.Italy Under-21 coach Di Biagio, 46, a former Roma and Inter Milan defensive midfielder, has little coaching experience and has been appointed as interim national coach for friendlies against Argentina and England next month.Costacurta added that he agreed with Di Biagio, who wants to call up Italy goalkeeping icon Gianluigi Buffon, 40, for the friendlies.“I agree with Buffon’s final contribution for Italy not being that evening against Sweden,” he added of Buffon’s decision to retire after Italy lost two World Cup play-offs.“We gave Di Biagio the chance of choosing what he thinks is best for these two friendlies.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Italy’s football federation is trying to choose between three possible national coaches including Chelsea’s Antonio Conte © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKFLORENCE, Italy, Feb 28 – Italy’s new coach will be Antonio Conte or Roberto Mancini or Luigi Di Biagio, Italian federation vice-commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said on Wednesday.“We plan on appointing the new coach by June. Conte, Mancini or Di Biagio? These are the names, it won’t be anyone else,” said Costacurta at Italy’s Coverciano training camp outside Florence.last_img read more

SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE

first_imgBUSINESS: Cooneys Home & Garden in Letterkenny offer the largest selection of ‘Back to School’ items in the Northwest including school bags, lunch boxes, pencil cases, copy books and a complete range of stationery!Dreading searching the town to style out your son or daughter for the new school term? Look no further than Cooneys Home & Garden. We have everything you need in store, suitable for both National & Secondary school students!Our range of schoolbags include Ridge 53, Jeep, Totto and a selection of Disney character bags which are offered with a quality guarantee.We also have some fantastic special offers on stationery in store including 10 (120 page) copy books for ONLY €3!Grab a bargain at Cooneys Home & Garden – your one stop shop for Back to School gear! SUPERB SAVINGS ON BACK TO SCHOOL ITEMS AT COONEYS HOME AND GARDEN CENTRE was last modified: August 5th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT LED TO PEOPLE BEING FOUND ON BAR AFTERHOURS

first_imgA surprise engagement in a Stranorlar bar led to people staying on drinking later than they should have, Letterkenny District Court has been told.The court heard how Gardai heard noise coming from the Snug Bar on the town’s Main Street after 1am.When Gardai went to investigate, they found around 30 people on the premises. The licensee of the premises, Angela McConnell, of 15 Derry Road, Strabane, was charged with six counts of allowing alcohol to be consumed on her premises after hours and six counts of alcohol to be sold on her premises after hours.Defense solicitor Donagh Cleary said there had ben a surprise engagement in the bar that night and that was one of the reasons why patrons had been late on the premises.He said customers had ordered a mini-bus but there was a common problem with a lack of taxis in the Twin Towns area.He said Ms McConnell had been the licensee of the premises for eight years and had no convictions for after-hours drinking.Judge Paul Kelly was told that closing time on the premises was supposed to be 12.30am.Judge Kelly ordered Ms McConnell to pay €250 to Planet Youth and if the donation was paid he would strike out the matters.SURPRISE ENGAGEMENT LED TO PEOPLE BEING FOUND ON BAR AFTERHOURS was last modified: November 4th, 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:donegalLetterkenny District CourtStranorlarThe snug Barlast_img read more

ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS

first_imgEamon HarveyATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS was last modified: May 29th, 2012 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:ATHLETICS: TIR CHONAILL AC NEWS Tir Chonaill AC NotesKarl Griffin smashes Irish Youth 800m record -1min 49.63secsThe 2012 track season has not yet got out of the blocks and we find club and county athletes making the headlines across a range of events. Last Saturday, Karl Griffin travelled all the way to Greystones, Wicklow for an Irish Milers club sponsored meet. The Ballydevitt man in the process smashed, Mark English’s Irish U18 -800m record and won the race impressively. The Tir Chonaill/Abbey Voc School athlete, not 17 until early June, went through the bell -400m- in 55.4secs, was placed 5th and blocked in with 250m to go and with a devastating final 200m came through the field to win in a new Irish U18 Youths record time of 1min 49.63secs. This PB time, a B standard for the upcoming World Junior-U20-c/ships in Barcelona, will give Karl great confidence, as he tackles the Irish schools Senior 800m final on Saturday in Tullamore, the 400m at the Ulster/ANI c/ships in Antrim on Bank holiday Monday and the remainder of an exciting and challenging season.Mark English.In a week when two more Donegal athletes qualified and were nominated for the London Olympics i.e. Brendan Boyce, Milford/Letterkenny AC, 50k walk and Catriona Jennings,Letterkenny/Rathfarnham AC, Marathon, we find, Mark English, Letterkenny AC, one of the most exciting talents to emerge in the county in recent times running a phenominally fast time of 1min 45.77secs/800m at an International meet in Belguim on Saturday evening. The D.C.U. 1st Yr student, placed 3rd at the bell, reached in 52.1secs, took over the lead with 170m to go and was most impressive in defeating a high class International field. Nineteen year old Mark, becomes the 5th fastest Irishman over 800m, qualifies with an A standard for the World Juniors,- qualifies for the European Seniors in Finland and gets a B standard for the London Olympics -in fact he was within 0.17secs of automatic Olympic qualification….Paul McGuckinAt a time when the clubs road and distance athletes are breaking new ground and records, it is great to report yet another success story from one of our distance group. Paul McGuckin, as the Ras cyclists assembled at the St John Bosco centre on Saturday morning, modestly recapped his recent trip to the Limerick Marathon where he recorded a new PB of 3hrs 50mins45secs. The modest, MV45, indicated – ‘ah I’m happy alright -it was my first time under 4 hours.’ Paul is a member of the clubs fit4life  group in Donegal Town where Kevin McGlynn will have some comical praise when next they meet.Donegal Town 5kThe upcoming weekend will be very busy for club athletes and officials. On Friday evening -7.30start – the annual Donegal Grand Prix 5k run /walk takes place. The event sponsored by All Sports Donegal Town, has an attractive prize list for all categories plus over 20 spot prizes , drawn randomly for non category winners. Registration commences at 6pm at the Abbey Voc School and a large turnout is anticipated. To speed up the registration process the organisers are encouraging participants to forward their details i.e. Name/male or female/club/no club/age category to tirchonallac2@hotmail.com and collect number on the nightTullamore and AntrimOn Saturday next there will be a large exodus from the county of young athletes, coaches, teachers and supporters when the ‘blue ribbon’ of Irish underage track and field athletics -the Irish Schools finals-takes place in Tullamore. Donegal school athletes performed as never before when the Ulster finals were held two weeks ago at the Antrim Forum and unprecedented numbers qualified for Saturday’s finals. Individuals to look out for include the following Ulster champions,Royal and Prior duo -John Kelly, Intermediate Shot Putt and Sean Woods, Senior 400m, Scoil Colmcille’s Sarah Timoney, Junior Walk, Scoil na Carraige’s Christopher Doherty, Senior Pole Vault, and Abbey Vocational Kate McGowan, Intermediate 80m hurdles/Long Jump, Kelly McGrory, 300m Hurdles/80m hurdles, Karl Griffin Senior 800m and the Intermadiate 4 x 100m relay team of Niamh McGrory, Kelly McGrory, Emma Brady and Kate McGowan.Tir Chonaill wish all the above every success plus the following who train regularly with the club/school coaches in Donegal Town- Conal Mahon, St Michaels Enniskillen, Senior Triple Jump, Jordan Hilton, Protora Enniskillen, Inter 100m, Molly Donovan, Scoil na Carraige, Inter Shot Putt, Mark mcGuinness, St Catherines, Killybegs, 1,500m/3,000m Inter, Hannah Campbell, St Catherines, Killybegs, Inter Pole Vault, Eva McMullan, Scoil Colmcille, 100m Junior,Clara Herron, Ursuline Sligo, Junior Shot Putt, and the following -all from the Abbey Voc – Mark Boyle Junior 800m,Ciara Crawford, Inter  walk, Katie Hoad, Inter Pole Vault, Clare Brady, Senior Pole Vault, Enmma Brady, Inter Triple Jump, Chloe Masterson, Junior Hammer and Jessica Quinn, Junior walkThe Antrim Forum on Bank holiday Monday is the venue for the Ulster/Athletics Northern Ireland Senior championships. The club wish our National Senior Triple and Long Jump champion Mary McLoone, Karl Griffin, 400m, Louise Harvey 400m Hurdles and Geraldine Stewart, Shot Putt all the best in what promises to be another exciting and competitive days athletics last_img read more

DATE FOR ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP INVOLVING DONEGAL SIDES PUT BACK

first_imgThe date for the Ulster Club Championship involving Donegal senior and minor county champions has been moved back a week to give the Donegal board a chance to finish the championship.The county senior champions were due to take on the Fermanagh county champions on the 2nd of November while the minor champions were due to take on the Derry champions the same day.The senior and minor championship has been delayed massively due to the success of the Donegal seniors and minors reaching their respective All-Ireland finals. The county board placed an appeal to set the fixtures back a week and the Ulster GAA have accepted the appeal.The date for both the Ulster club fixtures have been put back a week to the 9th of November to give the county board a chance to get the championship complete. DATE FOR ULSTER CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP INVOLVING DONEGAL SIDES PUT BACK was last modified: September 24th, 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:donegalDonegal SFCGAAnewsSportUlster SFClast_img read more

Noel Gallagher predicts Liverpool ‘implosion’ if City win, says they won’t recover

first_img 2 “The thing about this game is, City can go there and get embarrassed – like we have been a couple of times – and still go on a run and win the next eight or nine games.“But if we beat Liverpool at Anfield, they won’t recover from that.“Their fans implode after defeats like that.“Pep will probably get arrested by the Merseyside Police for upsetting a few Scousers.“I’ve upset a few lately, but it’s kind of my job – I’ve got a few in my band so it’s kind of what I do!” Noel Gallagher reckons Liverpool ‘will not recover’ if Manchester City emerge from Sunday’s clash at Anfield with all three points.This weekend’s giant showdown on Merseyside will pit the champions against the challengers, as the two clubs currently locked level on points at the Premier League summit go head-to-head. Pep Guardiola has led City to just one win in six meetings with Liverpool since he took charge of the club, with Jurgen Klopp’s side beating the champions of England three times last season.Both teams are unbeaten so far this term and it very much seems they will feature heavily in the Premier League title race.However, Gallagher – who says it’s his ‘job’ to wind up Liverpool supporters – believes the Reds will ‘implode’ if they are beaten on home turf on Sunday.Joining the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast in the studio open Friday, the legendary former Oasis rocker said: “You can’t call it – if both teams play well it’s a 50/50 game.“If we come out of these and we’re still top of the league, I’d take that. Liverpool v Manchester City is a 4:30pm kick off on Sunday center_img Man City devotee Noel Gallagher celebrates last season’s Premier League title win with manager Pep Guardiola 2 😫 ‘Liverpool fans will IMPLODE if we in on Sunday…😂…Pep Guardiola will probably get ARRESTED by Merseyside Police for upsetting Scousers!’@NoelGallagher looks ahead to Sunday’s huge game at Anfield where #LFC take on #ManCity… pic.twitter.com/BVnpzhmNFT— The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast (@SportsBreakfast) October 5, 2018last_img read more

BAN ON FISH DISCARDS IS STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – McHUGH

first_imgDONEGAL Fine Gael TD Joe McHugh, has described this morning’s comprehensive European ban on fish discards as an important step forward for the fishing industry.“I am very pleased with this morning’s announcement that the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney TD, has brokered a European agreement for a phased introduction of a ban on fish discards. This will result in the phasing out of the practice of discarding approximately 1.3 million tonnes of fish each year in the North East Atlantic, starting from January 2014,” said the TD.“Significantly, this deal includes agreement that the EU fisheries fund will be available to support fishermen in a move towards using smarter and more selective fishing gear to prevent unwanted catches, particularly of juvenile fish. “The debate around discards is in itself an acknowledgement of the complexities of the mixed fishery of the northwest coast. This very welcome progress on discards should be accompanied by progress on addressing quota regime difficulties that affect the white fish sector.“This decision will also allow the Irish Presidency, on behalf of the European Council, to engage directly with the European Parliament and Commission with a view to reaching political agreement on the reformed Common Fisheries Policy during the Irish Presidency. I would like to commend Minister Coveney for his hard work in bringing this deal to fruition.” BAN ON FISH DISCARDS IS STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – McHUGH was last modified: February 27th, 2013 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:BAN ON FISH DISCARDS IS STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION – McHUGHlast_img read more

First Look: New Škoda Kamiq launched at DMG Motors Donegal

first_imgDMG Motors in Donegal Town has welcomed an impressive new arrival – the ŠKODA KAMIQ.The KAMIQ is the third model in ŠKODA’s SUV portfolio and it is on sale from today, 4th November, from €21,300.DMG Motors, located on the Clar Road outside Donegal Town, is the north west’s leading ŠKODA dealer. They are advising customers to order early as demand for KAMIQ is expected to outstrip supply. New ŠKODA KAMIQ on sale from 4th November from €21,300The KAMIQ sees ŠKODA compete in the rapidly growing city or small SUV segment for the first time. The KAMIQ blends the typical advantages of this segment such as increased ground clearance and a raised seat position with the agility of a compact car and ŠKODA’s characteristic emotive design.With state-of-the-art assistance and infotainment systems, a generous amount of space and numerous Simply Clever features, the new KAMIQ equally fulfils the needs of both family- and lifestyle-oriented customers in true ŠKODA style.At first glance, the new KAMIQ shares the ŠKODA SUV design language of the KODIAQ and KAROQ, but with closer inspection the split headlights, which feature daytime running lights above the main headlights, distinguish the KAMIQ from its larger siblings. The KAMIQ is also the first ŠKODA to have dynamic front and rear indicators.The KAMIQ is one of the largest cars in its segment. In tangible terms, the KAMIQ is 20mm longer; has 24mm more headspace and is the very same width as the ŠKODA Yeti that ceased production in 2017. Viewed from the rear the tailgate confidently bears ‘ŠKODA’ in block lettering instead of the ŠKODA logo; a trait now shared with all models in the ŠKODA range.The KAMIQ has a familiar and tested engine line up with three TSI petrol engines with cylinder capacities of 1.0 or 1.5 litres and a 1.6 litre TDI producing 70 and 110 kW (95 to 150 BHP). The engines can be coupled with a 5- or 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG. KAMIQ has a familiar and tested engine line upThe KAMIQ is the second ŠKODA to incorporate the new interior concept. The elevated seat position and generous amount of space provide easy access to the car combined with excellent road visibility. The boot has a capacity of 363 litres, which can be increased to 1,360 litres by folding down the asymmetrically split back seat (60:40).  The KAMIQ possesses a premium interior atmosphere created by soft materials on the dashboard and front door trims, as well as quality new seat designs.Based on Volkswagen Group’s MQB-A0 platform, the KAMIQ offers the highest level of active and passive safety. It is equipped with up to nine airbags including a driver knee airbag and front side airbags as standard.The KAMIQ is generously specified with Active, Ambition and Style grades available. Active and Ambition models feature the 6.5-inch Swing touch screen infotainment system, LED headlights and tail lights. Lane Assist, Front Assist with City Emergency Brake and Predictive Pedestrian Protection, and Multi-Collision Braking are also standard. Style versions receive the 8.0-inch Bolero infotainment unit and full LED headlights with AFS and dynamic front and rear indicators.Demand for KAMIQ is expected to outstrip supply – ŠKODA advise customers to order earlyŠKODA Ireland Head of Marketing & Product, Ray Leddy, commented, “The KAMIQ is another excellent product from ŠKODA.  We are very ambitious for this new model and expect the KAMIQ to follow in the footsteps of the KAROQ & KODIAQ. The KAMIQ has already seen unprecedented sales success on the continent; as a result, demand is expected to outstrip supply in many markets including Ireland. We would advise customers to order early to avoid disappointment.”The KAMIQ goes on sale in Ireland from 4th November from €21,300 for the 1.0 TSI, 95bhp Active. Competitive PCP finance is also offered from 2.9% APR. Call DMG Motors to book your test drive now on 0749721396 and visit www.dmgmotors.ie for more information.First Look: New Škoda Kamiq launched at DMG Motors Donegal was last modified: November 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:201 carsDMG MOTORSmotoringnew carsSKODA KAMIQsuvlast_img read more

World TB Day: South Africa launches screening campaign

first_img24 March 2015South Africa will launch a national TB screening and awareness campaign on Tuesday to commemorate World Tuberculosis Day.The campaign will be launched by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi in Kanana near Klerksdorp in the North West.It aims to encourage all South Africans – particularly those in mining communities, inmates in correctional facilities and those in early childhood development centres – to be screened and tested for TB.Under the theme “Ending South Africa’s TB epidemic: Accelerating our Response in Key Populations”, the campaign aims to raise awareness and knowledge of TB in communities. Childhood TB will also receive special attention.World TB Day (24 March) marks the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis – TB bacillus.At that time, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, killing one out of every seven people. Koch’s discovery opened the way towards diagnosing and curing tuberculosis.BurdenSouth Africa has a high burden of TB, with around 1% of the population 55-million developing active TB disease each year. The World Health Organisation (WHO) gives an estimated incidence of 500 000 cases of active TB in 2011.This is worldwide the third highest incidence of any country after India and China, and the incidence has increased by 400% over the past 15 years.Out of the 500 000 cases in South Africa, it is estimated by WHO that about 330 000 (66%) people have both HIV and TB infection.In the past five years, the government has strengthened its strategies for TB control with increased screening and testing, especially through the introduction of rapid diagnostic tests for TB and drug resistant TB.SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more