Two Southland Softball Student-Athletes Garner Academic All-America Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Two Southland Conference softball student-athletes have been named to the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Teams, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday.Sam Houston State’s Lindsey Mcleod is a first-team selection, while Houston Baptist’s Demi Janak nabbed a spot on the third team roster. The two Southland Conference representatives are each making repeat appearances to the Academic All-America teams after being named third-team selections in 2018.McLeod added to her postseason honors with the first team Academic All-America distinction after claiming the 2019 Southland Conference Pitcher and Player of the Year awards. She was a first team all-conference nod, a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Third Team All-Region selection as well as a 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-District® First Team honoree.Prior to her graduation in May, McLeod broke the Sam Houston State career strikeouts record (721). She paved the way for the Bearkats’ 2019 postseason run, leading SHSU to a Southland Tournament championship before leading her squad to a 1-0 upset over No. 9 Texas in the opening round of the NCAA Softball Tournament. The Austin, Texas, native concluded her career at Sam Houston State with a 4.0 grade-point average (GPA), obtaining her degree in public health.Janak was named a Third Team Academic All-American for the second consecutive season. The Spring, Texas, product concluded her senior campaign leading the Huskies with 40 hits in total, 20 of which went for extra bases. In addition to a team-best .301 batting average, Janak accounted for 23 runs and six homers throughout her senior season. She also completed the year with a flawless 4.0 GPA as an accounting major.For a complete list of the 2019 Google Cloud Academic All-America® selections, visit here.last_img read more

GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE FILLES STAKES QUOTES-FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

first_img#11 BEEN STUDYING HER (Mike Smith) $200,000 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Owner: KMN Racing LLC Trainer: Dan Ward Friday, November 1, 2019 Santa Anita Park Arcadia CA © BENOIT PHOTO JOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, BEEN STUDYING HER, WINNER:  “She absolutely cruised.  I don’t think she took a breath. We left the gate well and relaxed and got into her rhythm. I stayed out of her way.  I tickled her on the turn and she took off.  It got me to thinking maybe we should have run her later in the day.”JOEL ROSARIO, SMILING SHIRLEE, SECOND: “Yeah she did (run well). We couldn’t catch the winner, the winner was too fast in the front, but she put in a nice run in the end.“It was a good trip. She showed a little bit of speed but not too much. It looked like there was a lot of speed in the race but she was happy where she was, and then she came running in the end.”TRAINER QUOTESDAN WARD, BEEN STUDYING HER, WINNER:  “She’s out of a great mare (Maddie’s Odyssey by Kitten’s Joy) that’s produced Grecian Fire and Sneaking Out.  She got a perfect ride, a Hall of Fame ride.  Mike kept her in the clear and she ran great.  She’d trained great and she ran great.”KEVIN NISH, BEEN STUDYING HER, WINNER: “I feel very happy, and very gratified. Nope (on if he expected a win), this little one here didn’t look like a whole bunch of a race horse when she was first born. Now we’ve got a multiple stakes winner.”            NOTES: The winning owner is KMN Racing, LLC.last_img read more

Setién: “We are just as favorites as Real Madrid”

first_imgIt is important to always overcome the rival’s plan. We are two different styles. Barça plays as it has been playing for years and Getafe plays as it has played for years. The important thing is that your plan and your forms surpass those of the rival. It is neither more nor less important. The important thing is that whatever you do, you do it well. And both teams do well.How is Luis Suarez, do you have prospects of reappearing earlier?I do not know. I don’t even talk to doctors about this yet. I ask him, I shake his hand and encourage him to continue working. It will take time and hopefully you can reduce your time off.Do you have the feeling or would you like your team to make a round match to cheer everyone up?We’ll see. Of course I would love to be able to resolve within ten minutes of starting but this is difficult. We tend to minimize rivals and rivals have things to say and every day LaLiga we see it. It is increasingly difficult to win the games, it is not easy to win the rivals and you have to do things right. But I am happy with the process we are taking. As I always tell you, there are always things to improve and the reality is that it is not easy. LaLiga is very competitive and not easy. And you’ll see Getafe.How do you see Messi?He has the experience of knowing whether or not he can be in the field. And if it can, it’s because it’s fine. The same must be told to dose him, but this is like everything. I don’t have that much time to really assess what happens. In many cases it is not even necessary to rest.I used to say that they are waiting for the Medical Commission to see if they can sign. Do you have resources if the opinion is negative?All my life I have adapted to what I come from. If they give permission to sign a player, it is preferable. But plan we will always find because in the end you have to play with eleven and this we will do. We will adapt and find the way.In the case of not being able to sign a player, can King Manaj have continuity?They really are not tests. We are convinced that they can help. We don’t know Rey at all yet, nor do we know exactly what he can give. There are many things that you have to understand but your disposition is extraordinary and it is understood that you are going to help us and the subsidiary. Every day we see players of the subsidiary, we incorporate them and they will enter as the first team relaxes. Of courseIn April, a coach commented that the ideal team for Setién was Barça. Do you subscribe to that phrase by David Vidal?With David Vidal I spent two years in Logroño at a very good stage for Logroñés, for the city, and we really enjoyed football. It is true that it was not what it is today. There was no ball out but he knew my involvement with football and the enthusiasm I put into things. There are things you say. I will never do this. It is clear that my way of understanding football was associated with how Barça has played. It is what I feel, what I like and what I really know how to convey. Then there are details that are personal nuances.Do you think they are favorites for the Champions League?There are seven or eight teams and among them we are.Do you celebrate Valentine?I’m very romantic. The idyll with this club do not know who to put some flowers. It’s a huge satisfaction, almost the same as when I met my wife.What would you say to the fans to come to the field?Well, we will be stronger with your support.Does the team lack overflow?I think that the ideal would be for each player to do what is required at all times and it is normal that this happens. What we try for many to understand is that. We must break and come in support. These are decisions that must be made depending on how the opponent is. And ideally, they decide well. It is not one thing more than the other. Quique Setién attended the media at the previous press conference of the match that will face Barcelona against Getafe. Tomorrow visit Camp Nou el Getafe. What makes it so hard to win?The Getafe is a team that has been showing time that it does things well. He has a plan that develops very well, in fact it has taken him where he is. He is in Europe, third classified and is a team that is very committed, difficult to win and is in a great moment. It seems that everything comes out and the plan they have is good, they are doing very well and it will be complicated.Is your relationship with Bordalás a challenge for you?I look at the rivals. On the subject of Bordalás, I have forgotten it and I am not going to talk about it.Will you greet him?I told him that I was not going to comment on this subject.Do you see Getafe as a rival in LaLiga?The difficult thing for a team is to stay on top. There are teams with great gusts and the difficult thing is to keep it in time. Now he will have important matches in Europe. The Getafe last year already remained there.How do you see Umtiti?I have no doubt that he will play at his highest level. He is already doing it. In many actions that we have analyzed with all players, Umtiti is an extraordinary player. It will help us and we have no doubt that its performance will be good. Everyone can have a punctual error, I included. But Umtiti has done things well and we are delighted. He has had some minor inconvenience but is perfect to compete.Would it be a problem not to have a replacement for Dembélé?I will be prepared for what I touch, and to work with it. The reality is that we will adapt to what you touch. We must wait for the Committee’s response to see if it allows us to sign. I guess they will accept it and that the club is already working on it.In the call of 18 is King Manaj. How is it?He is a player with defined characteristics. I think he can give us things. That is why we have included him in the call. Given the possibility that something could happen we have a replacement that can come in handy as Abel and other players came in.Did you like Loren?I do not know anything. If Rubi said it … I’m not going to talk about this. I have nothing to say.He said the team would improve but they generate many occasions. How good is it to have two weeks off?I don’t know if I agree with what he is saying. It is true that Betis has a player like Fekir who can make occasions, but we are not receiving many occasions. We have been improving it and I hope to continue doing it. We are quite satisfied with what we are getting. We are seeing that there are many things in relation to the first games that we have improved. And this is the way. And surely we will continue. I don’t know if it will give us to win because the opponent can have one like in Bilbao. There are many things that I am satisfied with and that we are doing well because they are analyzed with conviction.Valverde says he sees Madrid strong. Have you lost the status of favorites?Many leagues have always decided on details and in recent games. In situations that you will not be able to control. We are just as favorite as Madrid. It is true that we get three points but we have a game there and we have expectations. Of course we will go all the way to the Bernabéu.How’s Jong doing?He is a receptive player. He wants to improve and has no roof. He is a huge footballer who is doing good things every day. And he is doing things he did before. We hope it continues to grow and continues to improve.You see two teams with opposite styles. Is it important to impose it?last_img read more

Putin to athletes: Ignore doping scandals at Olympics

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Garcia makes up for poor start, takes over for Castro in TNT win “I wish you not to think about anything which has recently accompanied your preparation for these Olympics,” Putin told a gathering of athletes at his presidential residence outside Moscow on Wednesday.He added that he hopes they “focus on sporting competition, and that you know that following you, as usual, are hundreds of thousands, millions, of fans who love you and hope you win.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWhile the athletes wore their IOC-approved “neutral” uniforms without the Russian flag — gray for men, red for women — the event was full of patriotic gestures.Hockey players Pavel Datsyuk and Ilya Kovalchuk stepped up to present Putin with a Russian jersey bearing his name and players’ signatures along with the slogan “Russia in my heart.” Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Russian President Vladimir Putin, receives a jersey from ice hockey player Ilya Kovalchuk, left, during a meeting with the Russian athletes who will take part in the upcoming 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. (Grigory Dukor/Pool Photo via AP)MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin has told the country’s athletes to forget about doping scandals when they compete at the Pyeongchang Olympics.As punishment for what it deemed a doping scheme during the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the International Olympic Committee has invited 169 Russians to compete under a neutral flag using the name “Olympic Athletes from Russia.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Several athletes wore their “neutral” jackets open to show a Russian-flag shirt underneath.Russian athletes won’t be allowed to display the flag in Pyeongchang, or to celebrate with Russian flags given by fans. If they win, the Olympic anthem will be played.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreaklast_img read more

GECOM evaluated bids, shortlisted contractors – Dr Luncheon

first_imgRadio set fiascoAs controversy continues to deepen over a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to purchase 50 defective high frequency radios from a city businessman for a whopping $1.9 million each, leading to an audit over suspected corruption, former head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon distanced the then People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Cabinet from the scandal, making it clear that Cabinet’s role was limited to its “no objection”.Dr Roger LuncheonDr Luncheon’s comment came in light of a claim by GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, who was quoted in the media as saying that GECOM had nothing to do with the actual procurement of the radio sets, but rather the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) and the PPP/C Administration.Lowenfield explained that his spending ceiling as CEO is $249,999 and any amount over that has to go through NPTAB and Cabinet.“Outside of that if it is over 250,000 it goes to National Tender Board, which is the agency responsible for scrutiny and integrity of submissions made by agencies and contractors. We provide to them the contractors and who are shortlisted. Once we hand over to the Board the selection of the provider is with the Board,” he told reporters.He also stated that prior to the 2015 General and Regional Elections, GECOM was still a budget agency with financial oversight by the Finance Ministry and Dr Luncheon played a pivotal role.But, Dr Luncheon told Guyana Times that despite Lowenfield’s claims, the procuring agency, in this case, GECOM was responsible for evaluating the bidders and then submitting the shortlisted bidders based on rankings to the NPTAB, thus the CEO could not exculpate himself“Cabinet has no original role to play in any procurement that is at Cabinet level – that’s over $15 million; the original role is by the procurement entity, in this case GECOM,” Dr Luncheon explained.In this case, the amount is close to $100 million and according to the former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, the bids would have been opened at the NPTAB.He explained that the Tender Board would have sent all the bids after they were opened to GECOM for evaluation.The procurement entity’s top brass, in GECOM’s case, probably the CEO, is assisted by one or two people appointed by the central Tender Board to be the evaluators and they evaluate those responses and then send them back with their recommendations to the central Tender Board. If the central Tender Board sees that the recommendations are consistent with the role and it is the least responsive tendering, they send it to Cabinet for its no objection, Dr Luncheon explained.The former Head of the Presidential Secretariat was confident that Lowenfield headed the evaluation team that recommended Mobile Authority as the supplier of the radios.“The evaluation committee I am certain was headed by the CEO. He headed the evaluation committee; he was responsible for submitting the evaluation to the central Tender Board,” Dr Luncheon declared.He is also confident that the ongoing audit, when completed, will clarify a number of issues.When contacted, Chief Executive Officer of the NPTAB, Donald De Clou declined to comment.GECOM earlier this month was caught in a web of corruption allegations surrounding the purchase of the radios from Mobile Authority, a company owned by a Water Street, Georgetown businessman, while sidelining Barrett Communications, the manufacturer of the said radio sets. Barrett subsequently distanced itself from the radio sets and highlighted that it had ceased production of that particular equipment since 2009, six years before they were purchased by GECOM.Subsequently, reports surfaced that the Commission doled out close to $100 million to M-Tech Business Solutions, another company owned by the same Water Street businessman, this time for the supply of toners used for photocopiers and printers, office furniture and equipment, photo paper and scanners, printing accessories, and even Duracell batteries.Additionally, the Commission is accused of purchasing a whopping $14 million in nippers from another relative of the same businessman at a whopping $6000 each. The very pliers/nippers are sold in many parts of the city for a mere $600.Last week, PPP/C GECOM Commissioner Robeson Benn stated that corruption at the electoral body was deep-rooted, with key players at many levels of the organisation. He went on to describe the management of the organisation as “a national disgrace”.In moving forward, the PPP/C Commissioner stated there needed to be some house cleaning and some heads must roll, the first being the Commission’s Chairman, Dr Steve Surujbally.Surujbally already distanced himself from the controversy, stating that he was not responsible for the financial affairs of the Commission, but rather the CEO.In March 2014, Lowenfield was appointed CEO.last_img read more

Shipp gets righted

first_imgTUCSON, Ariz. – Josh Shipp wasn’t just in a shooting slump. He had earned the distinction of being one of the worst shooting wings in the Pacific-10 Conference. Yet, as he stood outside UCLA’s locker room flashing his ever-present smile while minimizing the importance Saturday’s long-overdue breakout game, he said he always maintained confidence with his shooting. Just think how high Shipp’s confidence is now, after he made 10 of 14 shots and tied a career-high with 24 points to lead No. 5 UCLA to an easy 81-66 defeat of defensively inept 19th-ranked Arizona in front of 14,611 fans at McKale Center. UCLA (23-3, 12-2 Pac-10) stretched its lead to a game over idle Washington State, while the Wildcats (17-9, 8-7) suffered through their second- worst home loss in coach Lute Olson’s 24 seasons. In the process, the Bruins strengthened their position for a No. 1 seed in next month’s NCAA Tournament and showed how dangerous they can be when a third scorer surfaces. “It’s about time, and it’s perfect timing,” UCLA guard Arron Afflalo said. “If a guy is going to go through his mental struggles, I’m glad he went through (them) at that portion of the season. Now, it’s the most important time, when you want your better players to come along.” Bruins point guard Darren Collison scored 17 points and had a career-high 15 assists, one off Earl Watson’s school record. Afflalo added 15 points, but it was Shipp’s performance that solicited all the smiles. He came in shooting 15.8 percent from 3-point range in league play and was two for his past 19. In his past seven games, Shipp was shooting 38.3 percent (18 of 47) from the field and averaging 8.8 points, well off the 14.1 points he was averaging before the slump. “Numbers lie sometimes. You can’t always go by the numbers, because they don’t always tell the whole story,” Shipp said. “I know I can shoot the ball, so I kept shooting. I’m not going to lie, it felt good. I’m going to keep shooting, though.” center_img With Afflalo dogged by foul trouble and an errant touch, Collison needed a scoring partner. Shipp obliged. He found his groove with a 3-pointer that gave UCLA a 28-23 lead 7:08 before the half, and he remained in the flow. Shipp scored seven of UCLA’s nine points as the Bruins stretched a 38-36 lead to 47-40 early in the second half, and his jumper from the left with 4:43 to play gave UCLA a 68-59 lead. “Josh Shipp had a tremendous game,” UCLA coach Ben Howland said. “I think this is going to be a turning point for Josh Shipp, getting back on track the way he was playing earlier this year. I’m telling you that right now. He played with great poise and confidence.” Marcus Williams and Mustafa Shakur each scored 17points for Arizona, but the offensive end is not why the Wildcats are mired in the middle of the Pac-10 and wearing the tag of enigma. UCLA, which never trailed, obliterated Arizona’s lackadaisical 2-3zone by getting wide open 3-pointers – the Bruins were 13 of 28 from beyond the arc – getting alley-oop dunks on the backside and corralling every loose ball. In fact, Arizona’s defense was so porous, uninspired and inactive it committed just threefouls in the first 37 minutes, 50 seconds. “It’s got to hurt you; it’s got to be like someone stuck a knife in you when someone scores,” Olson said of Arizona’s defense. “We don’t have that, and I’m sure that’s our fault as coaches. It’s not that we don’t know what we are doing, it’s that we are having a difficult time getting some key guys to play defense like their life depends on it.” Olson experienced his first weekend sweep in Pac-10 play since his first season with the Wildcats. The loss came threeweeks after Olson suffered his worst home loss at Arizona, a 92-64 thrashing by No. 4 North Carolina. “When talking to our team, I said that (UCLA’s defense) is an example of what needs to be done,” Olson said. “That’s the kind of effort that it takes. If someone scores a bucket off of you, it should hurt, and it doesn’t hurt right now (for some guys). That’s the biggest problem we have.” brian.dohn@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Rodriguez’s move to Munich proves it’s time to overhaul ludicrous system

first_img1 Something simply has to change…It’s time to completely overhaul football’s ridiculous transfer loan system.The confirmation of James Rodriguez’s move from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich earlier today – on a TWO-YEAR loan deal, no less – is the latest example of how insane the situation has become.In case you’re unaware, and I’m sure you’re not, the Colombian was one of European football’s most sought after signatures following his performances at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil and, after that tournament, he moved to the Bernabeu for an undisclosed fee largely accepted to be around the £70million mark.He’s fallen down the pecking order in the Spanish capital recently and has been the subject of fevered speculation for much of the summer, with Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United reportedly among his suitors.Out of the blue on Tuesday morning, however, news broke that the 25-year-old was heading to Germany. Effectively, for nothing, or as near as dammit, with the Spaniards apparently receiving an annual loan fee of €5million. Bayern then have the option of signing him for €35m, so just about half of Real’s current valuation. After a glorified, cut-price two-year trial!What an absolute nonsense. It’s time to end this madness.If Bayern want Rodriguez and Madrid are willing to let him go, then it should be a permanent switch. If Bayern don’t want to meet the asking price, then it doesn’t get done. The Bundesliga is already a one-horse race. Deals like this just handicap Munich’s rivals still further.But let’s not stop there. No more loan deals between two Premier League clubs. Again, you want the player, you buy him. Remember, the current rules mean loaned players are banned from playing against their parent club, effectively skewing the sanctity of the competition.If Crystal Palace rate Ruben Loftus-Cheek, they can pay what Chelsea want for him. Or not, it’s up to them. The same applies to Swansea and Tammy Abraham. No more ‘borrow now, pay later’. Or, as more often seems to be the case, ‘borrow now, never pay at all’.The loan system should be about young players going to lower league clubs to gain first-team experience before hopefully breaking through at the club that retains their registration. That’s how it used to work, and the game’s recent history is littered with examples of the success of that approach – David Beckham (Manchester United to Preston), Frank Lampard (West Ham to Swansea), Jermain Defoe (West Ham to Bournemouth), Harry Kane (Tottenham to Millwall). The list goes on.It should certainly not be about players with 50-plus caps for their country and a six-figure weekly salary hopping from one European super-power to another.What do you think? Is it time to change the loan system? Or are things fine the way they are? Leave your comment below… James Rodriguez last_img read more

GOLF: NARIN & PORTNOO GOLF NOTES

first_imgLast week’s two competitions (Wednesday Open and Glenties GAA Medal) had to be called off on account of the poor weather.Fixtures:September 18: Glenties Golf Society single stableford, open;September 21: Wednesday Open, ladies and gents, single stableford, 20 euro entry for G.U.I. visitors, including green fee;* Send your sports reports to info@donegaldaily.com GOLF: NARIN & PORTNOO GOLF NOTES was last modified: September 14th, 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:GOLF: NARIN & PORTNOO GOLF NOTESlast_img read more

PROSTITUTE GIVEN €1,200 BY JUDGE TO FLY HOME IS BACK WORKING IN DONEGAL

first_imgSPECIAL INVESTIGATION: A prostitute who was part of a group of women given €1,200 by a judge to leave Ireland is back offering her services in Co Donegal, we can reveal.Prostitute Mikeala Niculae, 37 who has returned to Ireland after a Letterkenny court paid for her return home. (North West Newspix)Mikaela Niculae, 37, appeared at a special sitting of Letterkenny District Court in June.She was one of six people who appeared in court in connection with a prostitution ring which was busted by Gardai. Judge Paul Kelly gave four of the prostitutes €1,200 from €5,890 in cash which was seized in the raids on brothels at Riverside Apartments in Letterkenny.Judge Kelly sent the women packing telling their lawyer – “They’re getting a very good deal.”But a Donegal Daily investigation has found that Niculae has been back in Letterkenny for almost two weeks working as a prostitute at an address at Lower Main Street.The cheeky prostitute was one of six people arrested during undercover Gada investigation back in June. The women were sending money back to their countries to support their families, solicitor Patsy Gallagher said.“The fact that €15,000 would build a lovely home back in Romania, a very poor part of the country where they come from, speaks for itself,” said Mr Gallagher.He revealed that with the arrival of the Donegal International Rally into Letterkenny that weekend, they were hoping to be kept very busy.“Of course the weekend that is in it they were hoping to have a bumper weekend with the rally coming up but they are hoping to get out of town as quickly as possible.”But Gardai argued that the women had been overheard saying they planned to return to prostitution. A total of three different apartments in the same complex were raided as part of the planned Garda operation.When they raided the apartments they found a woman in a state of undress and a man in one of the apartments.Another of the prostitutes was hiding in a wardrobe.Detective Sergeant Mick Carroll said all four women had taken out adverts for sexual services on the Escort Ireland website and three phones used on these adverts were seized. He said the women had been in Ireland for a number of months working as prostitutes.After considering the case Judge Kelly ordered the women to return to their country of origin telling the women’s solicitors “They are getting a very good deal.”But just weeks after leaving the country, Mikaela Niculae is back operating from an apartment in Letterkenny.She is again advertising her services in online contacts website Escort Ireland saying which will be in Letterkenny until October 22nd next.At least ten other women are also advertising their services in the contacts website in the Letterkenny area.She has also been observed at the Lower Main Street area of the town.Niculae is offering a wide range of sexual services and even uses the same name and pictures of herself.A Garda spokesman said they are now investigating the situation.“This matter will be looked into as part of the information we have received. We cannot comment any further at this stage,” said the spokesman.PROSTITUTE GIVEN €1,200 BY JUDGE TO FLY HOME IS BACK WORKING IN DONEGAL was last modified: October 20th, 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:brothelsdonegalEscort Irelandletterkennyprostitutionlast_img read more

ELECTION 2014: EDDIE TINNEY IS CAUGHT BETWEEN BLACK-ROCK AND A HARD PLACE!

first_imgEddie gives James Pat the thumbs up from hospital!He may be in the Blackrock Clinic but legendary Donegal businessman Eddie Tinney is still keeping tabs on the local elections.In particular he is watching the progress of James Pat McDaid whom he has been canvassing for of late.James Pat was so concerned about the loss of Eddie that he sent his Director of Elections Niall Doherty up to keep the Letterkenny man abreast of affairs back home. Eddie demanded a copy of all the local press issuings to ensure that he could scrutinise the recent poll conducted by John McAteer of the Tir Chonaill Tribune.Word has it that the Director got a dressing down for not pushing the campaign hard enough!Eddie had the following to say “I was gone, but when I saw the wee red fella with the two horns on his head, I decided to come back! Yee aren’t getting rid of me that easy. I’m getting the whole works done here now when I’m in, a real overhaul, and there’ll be at least another 70 years left in me when I get out. Anyway, I have unfinished business with James Pat’s election campaign and we only have a week left. I have given strict instructions to the Director in relation to how things are to be handled for the next week. We are in a good position, but we have nothing won yet. It’s all there for the taking. We need a big push on next week to seal the deal. It’s James Pat Number 1 all the way, and it’s a thumbs up from Eddie Tinney!”James Pat wished Eddie all the best and told him to make sure he gets back to Letterkenny to vote next Friday! ELECTION 2014: EDDIE TINNEY IS CAUGHT BETWEEN BLACK-ROCK AND A HARD PLACE! was last modified: May 17th, 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:donegalEddie TinneyElectionsJames Pat McDaidlast_img read more