OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PBA to honor Marawi soldiers in Game 6 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calisaan, though, isn’t looking that too far ahead as he keeps his sights set on the present.“In the four years that I’ve been here, it’s only this time that we made it to the Final Four. What more if we become champions, right?,” he said.“I’m just focused, thinking of ways on how we could win because I really wanted to win, especially it’s coach Egay’s birthday,” he said. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLast year, Michael Calisaan was at the lowest point of his life after figuring in a motorcycle accident that led to his subpar showing in the NCAA.He lost his confidence and his game. But slowly, Calisaan picked himself up and, with the help of his head coach Egay Macaraya, built his way back.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson ‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees PLAY LIST 02:09‘I am prepared:’ Duterte reiterates openness to accept Rohingya refugees00:56At least 25 dead in Indonesia bus plunge03:22The decision on the Maguindanao Massacre case02:14Carpio 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set The 22-year-old unleashed a career-best 36 points on 14-of-22 shooting from the field on top of 10 rebounds.His biggest moment came in the clutch, drilling the dagger trey from the top of the arc with 18.3 seconds remaining to seal the deal and bring the Golden Stags back to the semifinals for the first time since 2013.“Maybe it’s because of all the hard work that coach has been telling us. We’ve been doing a lot of extra work in practice. We’re shooting not only 200, but 300 triples every day, so we really had the confidence shooting those threes,” he said.Macaraya sees a bright future ahead of Calisaan.“If he plays like that all the way, he can be one of the top picks in the PBA Draft. I just tell him that he always has to avoid distraction and just focus. He understands already how important his second life is, and the process to success is to just do the hard work,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “Coach Egay really helped me. He took me wherever he go so I can regain my confidence,” Calisaan said in Filipino, harking back to his stint with Cafe France in the PBA D-League.Lending a helping hand to Calisaan was a no-brainer for Macaraya after seeing how hardworking and strong-willed the 6-foot-4 forward is.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“When I first came to San Sebastian, I really knew that he had that fire in his heart. That’s why I really took him wherever I went because I see it in his eyes that he really wants to win,” Macaraya, who celebrated his 56th birthday, said.Fast forward to Tuesday, and all of the trust Macaraya gave to Calisaan bore fruit in the form of San Sebastian’s 74-69 victory over Letran to claim the fourth seed in NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES View comments
Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil He carries the experience of having coached Chelsea and Italy, but against him is the fact that his authoritarian style may not bode well with a Madrid squad filled with strong-minded veterans.“Respect is something that you earn, not that you impose,” Ramos said.His arrival could also make it harder for Madrid to sign Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard, who was at odds with the Italian coach at Chelsea.Another drawback is that Conte still has money to receive from Chelsea, so reaching a financial agreement would not be something straightforward.ROBERTO MARTINEZThe Spaniard gained prominence after leading Belgium to a third-place finish at the World Cup, and many back him over Conte because of his calmer demeanor.“It seems like he is a better option,” said Jorge Valdano, a former Madrid player and coach who now is a TV commentator. “He is a coach who can help this team turn things around. He seems a better fit for Real Madrid.”Against the 45-year-old Martinez is the fact he has no experience with a top club. His last job before taking over Belgium in 2016 was with Everton in England. In 2013, the former player led Wigan to the FA Cup title.An agreement with Martinez also isn’t straightforward as he remains under contract with Belgium for a few more months.SANTIAGO SOLARI Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Guiao to name Gilas pool for upcoming Fiba window next week Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Solari was announced as an interim coach but wasn’t ruled out as a candidate for the permanent position.The 42-year-old former Argentina midfielder played for Real Madrid in the early 2000s and has been back with the club for some time.He helped the team win the 2002 Champions League title, being involved in the play that led to Zidane’s superb winner in the final.Solari also played for River Plate, Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan.He has been coaching Real Madrid’s “B” team since 2016, taking over not long after Zidane left to coach the main squad.OTHERSA few other coaches are considered longshots but can’t be fully ruled out, including Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho, the former Madrid coach who is struggling with Manchester United.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino also was seen as a possible replacement for Lopetegui. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “Ultimately, the way a dressing room is managed is sometimes more important than a coach’s technical knowledge,” Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos said after the Barcelona loss at Camp Nou.Solari will be on the bench Wednesday when Madrid faces third-division club Melilla in the Copa del Rey. The team then plays on Saturday at home against Valladolid in the Spanish league.Here’s a look at the top coaches considered candidates to take over Madrid:ANTONIO CONTEThe Italian is touted by Spanish media as the front-runner.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Former player Santiago Solari, coach of Madrid’s “B” team, was in charge of practice on Tuesday, but the club was in a hurry to find a replacement who could quickly put the team back on track.Madrid fired Julen Lopetegui on Monday, saying it was time to “change the team’s dynamic while all of its objectives for the season were still reachable.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe club said the team deserved better results with the quality of players it has. Under Lopetegui, Madrid won six matches, lost six and drew two. The team is ninth in the Spanish standings, seven points behind leader Barcelona after 10 matches.It wasn’t exactly clear what type of coach Madrid was looking for, whether it was a hardliner like Antonio Conte or a more compromising figure like Roberto Martinez. The team’s recent success came with the calm-mannered Zinedine Zidane, who quit shortly after leading Madrid to three straight Champions League titles. Madrid can go with the home solution again, as Solari has been following the same path as Zidane, his former teammate and also a former coach of Madrid’s “B” squad. Real Madrid’s interim coach Santiago Solari takes part in a training session at the team’s Valdebebas training ground in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. Julen Lopetegui was finally fired by Real Madrid on Monday. Santiago Solari, coach of Real Madrid B, will take charge for the Copa del Rey match against third-division club Melilla on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)MADRID— The search is on for a new coach at Real Madrid.With the team reeling from a demoralizing loss to Barcelona and far from the top in the Spanish league standings, Madrid is looking for someone who can turn things around and save the season.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has placed 41 staff members under close watch or quarantine for medical observation, the mission has confirmed.The 41 staffers, including 20 military personnel, were quarantined after an international member of its medical team was diagnosed with Ebola last week.“The latest case is the second of UNMIL personnel to test positive for the deadly disease. “This measure is precautionary and meant to ensure no possible further transmission of the disease,” the mission said in a statement Friday.“None of the personnel who are contacts have shown any symptoms but will be observed for the full 21-day possible incubation period.”The World Health Organization (WHO) says 21 days is the maximum incubation period for Ebola, which is spread via the bodily fluids of infected people.The 41 staffers were identified as having possibly come into contact with the member of the medical team, whose name and nationality are yet to be disclosed.The first U.N. staffer in Liberia to come down with Ebola died Sept. 26.The mission, in the statement issued Friday, said it is implementing additional measures to avoid more cases, including daily temperature checks and screening at a military facility where 209 people work.Liberia has recorded 2,316 confirmed, suspected and probable Ebola deaths—far more than any other country affected by the current outbreak, according to the latest WHO figures released Friday.Meanwhile, the Grand Bassa Ebola Taskforce has released an update of Ebola cases in the county, recording a total of 36 confirmed and suspected deaths, and 11 survivors between July and October 8, 2014.The Grand Bassa County Health Team in Buchanan on Friday said, of the 36 deaths, 30 are confirmed Ebola positive cases, while six are probable.Grand Bassa County Health Services Administrator, Joyce W. Garblah, said out of the 36 cases, 24 are males and 12 females.According to her, between October 1 and 8, there was one confirmed Ebola case of a one-year old child, who is currently undergoing treatment at the Liberia Government Hospital Ebola holding unit in Buchanan.She said of the 87 cumulative cases, 50 are confirmed positive Ebola cases with Buchanan District recording 24, Owensgrove 6, District 1, nine, District II, six, District III, four and District IV, one.She said 326 contacts are being traced in the county, out of which more than 200 persons have completed their 21 days of observation or isolation.The outbreak has now killed over 4,000 people in total, the WHO said.More than 400 health care workers have contracted Ebola, and 233 of those have died, according to the WHO. Liberia and Sierra Leone have both recorded 95 health worker deaths.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 51-year-old woman is the country’s latest suicide victim. The Corentyne woman who lived alone, died on Monday after ingesting a poisonous substance.The dead woman has been identified as Chandrawattie Sepulveda of Number 69 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The woman is said to have been suffering from a mental ailment and ingested the poison after returning from the psychiatrist on Saturday. According to reports, Sepulveda had made threats of taking her life during her doctors’ visit.According to her brother Surajpaul Rajpaul, he travelled from Suriname and a sister came from Canada to ensure Sepulveda received treatment for her mental disorder.He said during the first visit, they were advised to remove all sharp objects from the home along with chemicals and anything which can be used to inflict self-harm.However, as they returned home from the doctor’s visit on Saturday, Sepulveda quickly got into the house saying she wanted to use the washroom. Moments after, her sister from Canada heard her coughing and when she enquired, Sepulveda said she had just ingested poison.“The thing happen so fast that the car that we come home with did not even pull off yet and we get the same car to get her to the hospital,” Rajpaul said.According to Rajpaul, his sister was taken to the Skeldon Hospital where she was given something to induce vomiting.“And they give she some saline or something. So the sisters sit down and decide that Walter Singh [Doctor] is the best place to carry she. So the next day, we take she out the hospital and carry she to Walter Singh,” the grieving brother related.After receiving treatment, Sepulveda was asked to return to the doctor the following day (Monday).He explained, “We carry she back about 8 o’clock (08:00h) and when she reach home, she become weak when she go in the house, she fall. The sister and neighbours help and put she in the bed.”Rajpaul said moments later, he heard screaming as his sister had taken her last breath.A post-mortem examination is scheduled for today at the Skeldon Hospital.If you or anyone you know is feeling depressed or is possibly contemplating suicide, please call the Guyana Inter-agency Suicide Helpline which operates 24 hours and is organised by the Guyana Police Force. Telephone numbers are 223-0001, 223-0009, 223-0818, 600-7896 or 623-4444.
…cancer risk citedSome 1713.36 pounds of a Chinese branded mosquito coil have been confiscated by the Pesticides and Toxic Chemicals Control Board (PTCCB) as the “Zenden Mosquito Coil” has been found to be carcinogenic or cancer causing. This was disclosed by the Agriculture Ministry, which on Saturday explained that the PTCCB recently denied registration of the coil which bans its import, distribution, sale and use in the country. Further, it was noted that the process of pesticide registration allows the PTCCB to examine the toxicity characteristic of pesticide products to human health and the environment which ultimately allows for more informed decision-making regarding the import, distribution, sale and use of pesticides in Guyana.“The PTCCB has spent years confiscating and disposing of these illegal “Chinese mosquito coils” through numerous enforcement exercises. The PTCCB has been and continues to raise awareness on the illegality and possible risks to human health and environment,” the Ministry stated.It was on the same note that the Agriculture Ministry enlightened that during the registration submission for the mosquito coil, it was found that it was Class 1A carcinogen, meaning that the product is a known cause of cancer in humans.“The product also has potential to cause germ cell mutation in humans. It is also classified as a highly hazardous pesticide (HHP) and poses significant risk to human health and the environment. The human health risk to exposure to Zenden Mosquito Coil is high. Additionally, the registration data submitted had numerous other areas of non-compliances,” the statement noted.Cognisant that mosquito coil is a well-known repellent, the Ministry informed that after a coil is burned, the insecticides evaporate with the smoke which prevents the insect pest from entering the room. However, exposure to the smoke from coils can pose acute and chronic health risks, the statement said.“The PTCCB began confiscating illegal mosquito coils in 2008 and to date has confiscated 4435.08kg (4.4 tonnes) of these products; approximately, 778.80kg of those confiscated was Zenden Mosquito Coil,” the Ministry informed.It added that the Pesticides Board will continue conducting activities geared at exposing importers, distributors and retailers of the illegal mosquito coils, in keeping with its mandate to eliminate illegal pesticides, while reducing the availability of the unwanted products.The registered and legal brands of pesticides recommended by the PTCCB are Fish, Protox, Baygon, Raid, Vape and BOP.According to the Ministry, illegally imported Chinese mosquito coils have been an area of focus for the Board for quite a while. Nonetheless smugglers of such products have spared no effort to register the products which are suspected to be dangerous to human health and the environment.
…5 more still unaccounted forHours after the Guyana Police Force issued wanted bulletins for two fugitives who escaped from the Camp Street penitentiary on Sunday following a devastating fire, the lawmen issued a wanted bulletin for another hard-core murderer.On Sunday evening, Police released the identities of the first two wanted men, Mark Royden Durant and Uree Varswyck. Durant, also known as Royden Williams and “Smallie”, 29, of Friendship-Buxton, East Coast Demerara, was charged along with several others for the February 2008 mass killing at Bartica. The notorious killer was sentenced to death in February of this year.Confirmed reports stated that he was the mastermind behind Sunday’s unrest.Varswyck, 28, the second wanted man, is also known as Malcolm Gordon. His last known address is given as Lot 30 Church Street, Leskendren, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara.Varswyck was imprisoned for the offences of murder and escaping lawful custody. He was one of the prisoners responsible for causing a ruckus at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts earlier in the year.On Monday, the Police issued the wanted bulletin for the third fugitive, Stafrei Hopkinson Alexander.Alexander, 32, of Laing Avenue, Georgetown, was imprisoned for allegedly discharging a loaded firearm and the murder of Shivon Gordon, a businesswoman in Linden. He was jailed after he escaped from the Mackenzie Police Station in December of 2015.The wanted men are regarded as armed and extremely dangerous.In addition, murder accused Shawn Collins, 20, of Lot 6 Ketley and Drysdale Streets, Charlestown, Georgetown who escaped while being transported with other prisoners to another location on Sunday evening was recaptured along Hadfield Street, Georgetown around 02:00h on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, five other prisoners are still unaccounted for.It is believed that the prison break was in the making for quite some time and the fire that was set in one section of the prison on Sunday evening was actually a distraction. It was during the fire that the men made their move.Four of them reportedly hijacked a red Carina Toyota 212 motor car after breaking out of the prison and fled the scene. The car was reportedly found abandoned in South Ruimveldt on Monday morning minus the driver, a 22-year-old father of one from Kaneville, East Bank Demerara.Meanwhile, during their escape, Prison Officer Odinga Wickham, 33, of Clonbrook, East Coast Demerara, was shot and killed. Several other prison wardens were injured and are presently hospitalised. At least six other officers were admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital. They are Jason Maltay, Drexel Gonsalves, Dominic Mingo, Errol Daphnis, Simeon Sandy and Hubert Trim. In addition, prison inmates 40-year-old Mohamed Pokhan of Chateau Margot, East Coast Demerara and Anthony Marcus were recaptured when they strolled into the Georgetown Public Hospital in a drunken state.Both men were said to be suffering from gunshot wounds. Guyana Times understands that one of the men claimed that he warned prison officers on Friday last of plans by a group of inmates to set the place on fire, but his warnings were ignored. Presently, members of the Joint Services are on the hunt for the fugitives. Anyone with information that can lead to the arrest of the three men is asked to contact the nearest Police Station or call 911.
– Advertisement -The Charlie Lake Fire Department was called to a grass fire Friday evening near Mile 54 of the Alaska Highway.The call came in at about 5:50pm and at first, the grass fire was small, but grew quickly and at its high point was 35 hectares in size. According to Charlie Lake Fire Chief Al Pinkerton, the fire came close to several homes in the Duanes Subdivision. With the help of the Fort St. John Fire Department, they were able to protect those homes.Crews were finally able to put the fire out by 11pm Friday night.At this time the cause of the fire is unknown and will be investigated. Photo: The small grass fire grew to 35 hectares in size Friday evening – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca
The swaggering show from the former Borussia Dortmund team-mates was a much-needed boost for Arsenal boss Wenger after a difficult January that saw Alexis Sanchez force through a move to Manchester United, while the north Londoners struggled on the pitch.Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan (R) provided three assists in his first start for the Gunners © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONGabon striker Aubameyang joined from Dortmund on deadline day for a club record £56 million, reuniting with Armenia midfielder Mkhitaryan, who arrived earlier in the window from United in a swap deal for Sanchez.While Aaron Ramsey scored a hat-trick, the first in his career, against Everton, it was the promising partnership between Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan that stole the show.“Overall, the two players integrated well into our game and they looked as if they had played for us forever,” said Wenger.“They have similar qualities to what our game is about. Technically, they are good. They are quick and overall it was a first convincing performance.”Aubameyang was a constant menace with his pace and energy and, while his goal was fortunate given he was offside when he ran onto Mkhitaryan’s pass, there was enough quality on display to suggest he may keep the misfiring Alexandre Lacazette on the bench for the foreseeable future.“The quality of his movement and finishing was excellent. He gives problems to defenders with his movement, he is always looking to go into spaces that are difficult to cover,” Wenger said.“When he gets ahead it is hard to catch him. When we understand him better we can make more of that.“He is not at his best physically and still has some work to do on that, but the price is reasonable I think, overall for that quality of striker in today’s market.”Mkhitaryan struggled to make an impact at United, but he looked revitalised at the Emirates Stadium, linking with Aubameyang and Mesut Ozil to devastating effect as Arsenal tore Everton to pieces with four goals in the first half.“He is a good link player and he works very hard as well,” Wenger said.“Overall, I think he looked well-accepted by the rest of the team and was understanding very well how we want to play. I can say is that it was a convincing debut.”– Ice-cool Ramsey –Aaron Ramsey (C) scored a hat-trick against Everton, with manager Arsene Wenger praising his midfielder’s new found calmness in front of goal © AFP / Adrian DENNISWenger also reserved praise for Ramsey as the Wales midfielder finally took his manager’s advice to stay cool in front of goal.“I felt always — when I watched the games after on the video — you think always that he is there in a good position in the box and I felt always that he had between 10 and 15 goals at least in his locker,” Wenger said.“He didn’t do it until now because I think he rushed, sometimes, with his finishing. He looks much calmer.”Everton boss Sam Allardyce was furious with his side’s display as they tarnished his 500th match as a Premier League manager.“I’m angry because accepting an instruction is the players’ responsibility at this level of football,” he said.“We tried to give those instructions. There was a very good performance by Swansea on Tuesday against Arsenal and we based our plan on that.“We set out to play like that, unfortunately Swansea played at the top of their game and we played at the bottom.“That is why we were tumbling goals left, right and centre with our pathetic performance. None of it was any good. All the team played crap.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal’s Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Aubameyang marked his Arsenal debut with a goal in Saturday’s 5-1 demolition of Everton © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 4 – Arsene Wenger says the instinctive understanding between old friends Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Henrikh Mkhitaryan can transform Arsenal’s turbulent season.Aubameyang marked his Arsenal debut with a goal in Saturday’s 5-1 demolition of Everton, while Mkhitaryan provided three assists in his first start for the Gunners.
Gardai in Letterkenny have confirmed they are investigating a computer scam after four bank accounts were raided of thousands of euro by Nigerian fraudsters.Efforts are now underway to see if any more bank accounts have been broken into by the gang using the ‘phishing’ scam.Garda Superintendent Vincent O’Brien confirmed they are investigating the on-line robbery of bank accounts. The Letterkenny-based Garda also appealed to people to check their accounts of they bank on-line.He explained that the gang use random numbers to access people’s laser cards and initially take just a couple of euro out to pay a small bill to another company.But once the gang know they have access to the account then they begin to take out larger and larger amounts of cash.Gardai in Donegal are liaising with specialist officers from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation to track the cyber thieves. It is believed the operation stretches over several countries.It is unsure if people are covered by insurance if their bank accounts have been accessed. DONEGAL BANK ACCOUNTS ROBBED OF THOUSANDS IN ON-LINE SCAM was last modified: December 22nd, 2011 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:bank accountsletterkennyPhishing scamscam
Gina (Regina) Grant, maiden name Curran, is from Glencar Irish in Letterkenny. She is a well-known activist for children’s health and education.(Pictured above is Gina with her mum Eileen Curran)Gina is a mother of six children, two of whom have special needs. She is a co-chair of the Special Needs Parents Association and a founding member of Our Children’s Voice, a group of Donegal parents who campaign for the provision of children’s palliative care. Gina was honoured as Donegal’s Carer of the Year in 2013. She is the PRO of the Donegal Down Syndrome Association. She is on the board of the Donegal ETB and Donegal CYPSC (Children and Young People’s Services Committee).Gina says: “I am firstly a proud mother of a great bunch of wains/children. The diversity in our house I absolutely adore (noise and washing not so much). I suppose I’m secondly an activist. I advocate for all to be seen and respected regardless of ability or disabilities. I hope that full inclusion in our society is possible.”Gina Grant and Family: Sam, Edward, Liam, Gina, Eddie, Krissi Nicole (holding grandson) Ciaran, Francis (Gina’s youngest),Christopher and her grandson ScotThis is Gina Grant’s My Donegal…Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?I’ve a few, one is Malin Head Banbas Crown – we went there with four young children while we were having our picnic, a few people were passing we got chatting, we shared our picnic with them turns out they were a touring traditional Irish music band (can’t remember their names) they played for us is was a fantastic day. Any beach in Donegal, can’t choose one.How do you like to spend Christmas in the county?At home with loads of family around. I always spend Christmas Day with my Mum and Dad, this year was extra special my sister and her family moved back from America so they joined us for Christmas. Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?Oh this is a good question.. there are so many strong people here in Donegal I have to say I admire Fr Kelly his strength of faith and humility he is so giving and never seems stressed or annoyed in anything he does, always willing to help.Charlie Gallagher (Falcarragh) he was one of the parents who helped start up the Donegal Down syndrome Association, total respect to him and the others who kept the association strong it’s been a massive support to my family since Christopher was born 10 years ago.Eddie (Gina’s Husband), Edward,Liam, Gina, Christopher, Gina’s mother in law Bridget Grant (holding Gina’s grandson, Bridget’s great grandson) Ciaran, Nicole (holding Gina’s grandson, her son) Scot, and baby FrancisWhat do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Donegal itself – There isn’t one place in Donegal that isn’t gorgeous, every area in Donegal seems to carry its own personality- I love that!Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?I have to say I absolutely love snow days…. so must be winter for me lolWhat would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal?Love going over to Arranmore – always have great time there all the children love it too What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Haha I’m going back to my childhood here:Football special is greatWho is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?It has to be Daniel O Donell. He is known everywhere. I’ve never met him but he comes across very genuine.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?We don’t go out too often but I love the Firebox Grill in Fahan.If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would love to see respite and end of life care for children with high complex needs here in Donegal What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“It’s better to mind your speech, than speak your mind”.What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Transport links- most of the services we avail of are in Dublin or Galway a motorway and accessible public transport for those with disabilities. Families with sick children have to travel to Dublin hospitals the roads are terrible and public transport isn’t available for children with wheelchairs.If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Oh lord ……I’d love it to be more accessible having an older disabled child we are very limited to where we can go. I’d also love a railway (that would take more than a million!)Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Well it just has to be Donegal voted the coolest place on the planet, according to National Geographic!!My Donegal – with campaigner Gina Grant was last modified: January 3rd, 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:gina grantMY DONEGAL