Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina PBA IMAGESJerrick Balanza drained the game-winning layup with 5.0 seconds and Wangs Basketball-Letran held off Batangas-EAC, 94-92, Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.The incoming fourth-year forward secured the steal off an errant pass from Cedric de Joya and went coast-to-coast to give the Couriers the two-point edge.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Sumo in uproar as women first responders ordered out of ring BATANGAS-EAC 92 — Ablaza 25, De Joya 18, J. Mendoza 12, Tampoc 11, Garcia 10, E. Mendoza 8, Dela Peña 3, Bugarin 2, Martin 2, Maguliano 1, Altamirano 0, Corilla 0, Neri 0.Quarters: 12-19, 40-38, 75-69, 94-92,Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Although I’m disappointed because we didn’t make it, it was a good experience on our part which we’ll use as we prepare for the NCAA. We really learned a lot,” he said.Cedrick Ablaza carried Batangas-EAC with 25 points and 15 rebounds, while Cedric de Joya chipped in 18 in the defeat.The Generals exited the tournament with their 2-9 card.The Scores:WANGS BASKETBALL-LETRAN 94 — Balanza 26, Fajarito 23, Batiller 18, Calvo 13, Publico 8, Mandreza 2, Ambohot 1, Muyang 1, Taladua 1, Yu 1, Balagasay 0.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback 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. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Jerome Garcia still had a chance to steal the game for the Generals, but his three-pointer missed the mark at the buzzer.Balanza paced Wangs-Letran with 26 points, three steals, two rebounds, and two assists, while Christian Fajarito aided him with a double-double of 23 markers and 11 boards off the bench.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBonbon Batiller contributed 18 points, five rebounds, and two assists, while JP Calvo got 13 markers, five boards, and four dimes in the victory.Couriers coach Jeff Napa said that he remains satisfied with his team’s performance in the developmental league despite missing the playoffs with their 6-5 record. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ LATEST STORIES View comments
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The Liberia Football Association (LFA) has postponed the kickoff of the 2014/2015 national league for the second time.On Wednesday, May 13, clubs from the 1st, 2nd and female divisions were expected to happily begin their football journey after over 10 months of non-football activities due to the Ebola outbreak.The continuous rescheduling of the league after the Super Cup finals, between FC Fassell and BYC, on Friday, March 20, is unprecedented in Liberian football since the initiation of the 1st division league in 1956.The announcement of the second deferment of the league was made on Sunday by the commentator during the derby between BYC 1 and Mighty Barrolle.LFA president Musa Bility, Secretary General B. Alphonso Armah and the chairman of the Competition Committee Ansu Dorley affected the disclosure for the postponement of the league.The trio remained tip-lipped on the reasons for the deferment when quizzed, but have again reassured football fans for the third time on heaving a sigh of relief on a “sooner date.”In June 2014, the LFA suspended all football activities as preventive measure against the deadly Ebola virus and in February 2015 lifted ban on football activities and scheduled the reopening of league on March 15.Mr. Bility said all football activities could resume given the level of improvement in the fight against Ebola in the country.The LFA boss said the football house would begin the enforcement of CAF-mandated Club Licensing System before the resumption on March 15.Disappointingly, the Executive Committee, through Mr. Bility deferred the League opening upon the completion of CAF Licensing Club System.A fortnight ago, the LFA First Instant Board, chaired by Competition Committee head, Ansu Dorley announced the names of clubs which fully complied and qualified for clearances as well as de-registered unqualified clubs.The Competition Committee announced that the 2014/2015 league would begin on Wednesday, May 13 and was also confirmed Bility on several interviews with reporters.Meanwhile, the postponement of the resumption of the 2014/2015 League has been received with mixed reaction with many stakeholders describing the delay as mainly owing to the lack of sponsorship.It may be recalled that in 2010 the LFA and Cellcom GSM Company entered into a 3-year deal, which ended in 2014.
$9.1B Norway paymentGovernment this week announced that the remaining payments under the Guyana Norway Agreement to the tune of $9.1 billion (US$50 million) has been released but Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has tempered expectations pointing out that Guyana will not have access to this money until after next year’s March 2 General and Regional Elections.Opposition LeaderBharrat JagdeoGuyana had signed a historic forest protection accord back in 2009 with Norway, which saw the former country receiving payments for sustaining its rainforests to absorb global carbon emissions. A total of US$250 million were to be paid to Guyana over a five-year period.Some US$200 million has also been paid over and while the final tranche has been released, Jagdeo, a former Head of State who led the project under the ‘Low Carbon Development Strategy’ (LCDS), told reporters at his weekly press conference on Friday that this was not new.He noted that this was first announced back in September on the sidelines of the United Nations Climate Summit in New York. At the time, Minister of State Dawn Hastings-Williams had met with Norway’s Minister for Climate and Environment, Ola Elvestuen, who agreed to pay over the remaining pledge.It was noted then that the money would be disbursed to the Guyana REDD+ Investment Fund (GRIF), which is administered by the World Bank.As such, the Opposition Leader reminded on Friday that Guyana will not be able to access the payments. He referred to comments made by former Director of the Norwegian International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) Per Fredrik Pharo, who had told a local newspaper back in October that while the money is released to the GRIF, the country will only get access until after the upcoming elections and a government is in place.Pharo had noted that this condition was discussed between the two ministers at the NYC meeting.According to Jagdeo, the incumbent coalition administration took an old story and recycled it to show that there is a vote of confidence in it by the international community.“They’re selling this that ‘look, Norway released all of this money to us…and so Norway must have confidence in our government. That the PPP is saying that the international community has lost confidence in our government; therefore, this has to be a vote of confidence’,” Jagdeo pointed out… [But] that was not a vote of confidence. In fact, it was a vote of no confidence in this Government,” the Opposition Leader contended.In a statement on Tuesday, the Natural Resources Ministry credited the final payment to it maintaining Guyana’s forest cover at a high level and deforestation rates at a low level.However, Jagdeo was quick to remind that while the Government is glorifying how well they did, it was, in fact, a People’s Progressive Party (PPP) project.In fact, he pointed out that it was the coalition’s minority party, Alliance For Change (AFC) – of which Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman is the Chairman – that had written Norway to not sign the deal with Guyana and release any money.“Today, they are taking credit for it. Something they did not work for, something they didn’t put in a single day of work but they’re taking credit for. And they’re selling this now, look Norway released all of this money to us…,” the former Head of State contended.The AFC, a major partner in the Government coalition, did exactly write to the Norwegian Government.Back on December 24, 2014, AFC leader Khemraj Ramjattan, now a Vice President and Public Security Minister in the coalition Government, had dispatched a letter to Norway expressing concerns that there might have been “fundamental breaches” of the Guyana-Norway Forest Protection Agreement.Of the US$200 million already paid to Guyana, US$80 million has been injected to fund a 100-megawatt solar energy project. That money was initially earmarked for the Amaila Falls Hydro (AFH) Project but back in June, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson revealed that Government got approval from Norway to divert the funds.The Amaila Falls Hydro Project was the flagship of the PPP’s Low Carbon Development Strategy. The project was expected to deliver electricity to Guyana’s capital, Georgetown, and its second-largest town, Linden, by an electric transmission line. It would have assisted GPL to get adequate electricity supply, thus, providing cheaper and more reliable power to citizens and businesses.However, Jagdeo had previously said that if the PPP returns to office at the upcoming elections then the resuscitation of the Amaila Falls Project would be among its top priorities for the energy sector.“Our plan is resuming discussions on Amaila. Immediately, starting to move forward on that project but recognising that that project will take some time into the future because it will take about four to five years to be completed,” he had noted.
Drama continues…legal action to follow – NandlallBy Lakhram BhagiratActing on instructions from the Speaker of the National Assembly, Police on Tuesday barred Opposition parliamentarian Bishop Juan Edghill from entering the Public Building and he was subsequently arrested.This move comes in light of Edghill’s refusal to remove from the parliamentary chambers after he was ordered to by House Speaker, Dr Barton Scotland, who on Monday accused the Member of Parliament of being out of order.Bishop Juan Edghill making his way to the Brickdam Police Station along with his attorney, Anil NandlallThe drama started when Edghill arrived at the entrance of Brickdam and High Street where he was informed by a traffic rank that he was not allowed to enter. This move was a well-planned one, since there was a heightened Police presence outside the Parliament Building. All vehicles entering the compound were stopped and checked by the Police prior to gaining approval to enter.Following the refusal of entry, Edghill persistently questioned the Police ranks as to the reason for the denial and queried if he was being arrested. Senior Superintendent Azore informed him that it was the instruction of the Speaker to deny him entry and to arrest him.During the fracas, approximately 20 Police Officers prevented him from moving forward, surrounding Edghill while Government supporters hurled insults at the parliamentarian. The ordeal lasted close to 45 minutes and resulted in the MP being arrested and escorted to the Brickdam Police Station.He opted to walk the few blocks from High Street to the Station where he and his attorney, fellow People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) MP, Anil Nandlall engaged the media.MP Juan Edghill at the Brickdam Police StationEdghill said that by ordering his arrest, the Government is seeking to avoid the scrutiny of the flawed 2018 budget.“Scrutiny is what the Government wants to avoid and even though I am being victimised in this manner, I will ask my colleagues, as far as is possible, to continue to scrutinise the Budget and to expose the corruption, slush funds and all the monies they (Government) plan to steal for political purposes stashed in that budget,” he charged.“That budget is lumped with sums for political purposes and we will not run away from our task. I would hope that the budget gets the scrutiny it deserves, because the plan of the Government is to pass the budget without scrutiny and we will not give into that game plan,” Edghill added.He was subsequently released approximately two hours after his arrest. Before Edghill was released on his own recognisance, Nandlall noted that Edghill was confronted with an allegation that he assaulted a peace officer outside Parliament while he was being arrested.Referring to the media, Nandlall said: “Now, all of you were there and you would have seen and recorded what transpired, so we had to deal with that, because that never occurred; that was simply a concoction put there to justify the unlawful arrest and detention of the Bishop. We refused to sign that and he was released on his own recognisance.”Unlawful arrestMeanwhile, Nandlall constantly told the Officers that they were executing an unlawful arrest since they had no grounds for arresting the parliamentarian. He noted that the Speaker has no authority over the conduct of the Guyana Police Force and, as such, he was overstepping when he instructed the officers to arrest the MP.“If the Bishop enters the Assembly, he has the authority I suppose to stop him from participating, but he can’t stop him from entering into the Public Building and arrest him on the road. Where did he get that authority from?” Nandlall questioned.“…and then last night you heard, the Speaker said to the press that he did not instruct these arrests and he did not call in the Police; so whose instructions is the Police acting on?” Nandlall further questioned.“Now this matter has gone way outside of Parliament and we are now dealing with the laws of the country outside of Parliament and in the laws of the country outside of the Parliament, Bishop Edghill has not committed any wrong. Forget what happened in the Parliament, we are not in the Parliament anymore so why is he being arrested? This matter definitely will have to engage the attention of the courts,” Nandlall added.He noted that the Speaker and the Clerk of the National Assembly, in addition to every other person involved in the unlawful arrest, would have to answer to the courts, both in their personal and official capacities.Time to sueEdghill’s parliamentary colleague and attorney noted that these persons responsible for the “unlawful” arrest and detention would be sued, both in their personal and official capacities.“We were told that instructions came from the Parliament; we were told that instructions came from superior officers within the Police Force; we were told that ministerial directions were also given, so on every one of those, the arrest and detention would have been unlawful,” he contended.Nandlall maintained that the Speaker has no authority outside the National Assembly and this client and colleague committed no civil or criminal wrong. He noted that there were Standing Orders governing the workings of the National Assembly and if those were violated, there were procedures to deal with them.“We have to sue every single person who we believe are implicated in this unlawful travesty and that includes suing them in their personal, as well as in their official capacity,” he stressed.He mentioned that such action was necessary so as to prevent similar actions from reoccurring in the future.Edghill remains suspended until Friday, December 15.
The Flyers seemed to be inspired by the two quick goals. They upped the pace in the second, but were unable to beat Wright, who made a number of tremendous even strength and short handed saves to keep Fort St. John off the scoreboard. The third period saw the Flyers try to get into Wright’s comfort zone. They were driving hard to the net and crashing the crease for any rebounds. Unfortunately, it would be the Mohawks that would strike again. Some nice puck movement allowed Tyrell Turgeon to find himself wide open in the Flyers Zone. After receiving a pass, Turgeon fired the puck, beating Hunt five-hole to bring the score to 3-0 for the Mohawks. However, the Flyers were able to finally beat Wright in the third. After a point shot by Arlo Hadland, the puck bounced right to Chris Stevens, who made no mistake spinning and firing the puck five-hole. Although that was all of the offense the Flyers could muster up on Sunday. The AAA exhibition tournament concluded with both teams winning one game each. The rubber match will take place in Prince George on Feb. 19.Advertisement Prince George had no intention of losing two in a row in Fort St. John.In the teams second meeting in as many days, Prince George was able to beat the Flyers by a score of 3-1, despite being outshot 40-25.Two factors played a significant role in the Flyers loss. The first was their inability to capitalize with the man advantage and the second was the Prince George goaltender. Unlike Saturday’s game, Sunday saw 20 year old Alex Wright get the start in between the pipes, who was spectacular for the Mohawks. – Advertisement -The first period began fast paced, with both teams skating hard, making crisp hard passes and finishing all of their checks. The intense physicality eventually would lead to both teams taking numerous penalties in the first. Although, neither team was able to score while on the power play, resulting in a scoreless first period.The second began the complete opposite way Fort St. John would have liked. Four minuets into the period, Prince George displayed some nice puck movement, which found Stew Hambert on a partial breakaway for the Mohawks. Hambert pulled a little deke, just enough to fake out Flyers goaltender Troy Hunt and snapped the puck high glove for the game’s opening goal. The flyers didn’t even have time to assess what had happened, because ten seconds later, ex-Flyer Tyler Brough, scored off the following face off to give the Mohawks a 2-0 lead. Advertisement
1 Granit Xhaka will not change his approach despite his poor disciplinary record and believes he has more to show at Arsenal next season.The big-money summer arrival from Borussia Monchengladbach has divided opinion among Arsenal fans but the midfielder was the toast of the Emirates Stadium when he opened the scoring in the 2-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday.Xhaka has been sent off nine times in the last three years and has picked up 11 bookings for the Gunners this season, with manager Arsene Wenger questioning his tackling technique on more than one occasion.The Switzerland international put Arsenal ahead courtesy of a deflected long-range effort before former United forward Danny Welbeck headed home a second just three minutes later.Xhaka, who overcame a calf problem to be involved, enjoyed one of his best all-round performances in Arsenal colours before insisting he will not look to alter his game.“In football you get criticised if you are sent off,” the 24-year-old said.“It’s my style of play and nobody can make me change that. Even if I get another red card, then that happens. You become cleverer, maybe look more and since my red card, I think things have improved.“It’s not like I played my first football match in England. For me football is pretty much the same everywhere, the ball is round, but maybe tactically things are different than at other clubs I’ve played for.”A run of eight defeats in their last 17 games in all competitions has seen Arsenal slip from title contenders to a side struggling to finish in the top four – although they have an FA Cup final against Chelsea to come.But Xhaka remains hopeful of Arsenal crashing the top-four party and admitted he will be looking to build upon his first season in the Premier League.“I think in general it was a good performance from us,” he said of Wenger’s first-ever Premier League win over United boss Jose Mourinho.“When everything comes together like that, you look good on a personal level too. I’m really satisfied with my performance and the performance of the team, which is most important.“I didn’t sign here for five years (to not improve as a player). This is a top club, a great club.“We’re having a season where things have been a bit more difficult but I’m convinced that in the coming years we can show another side.“We always have hope (of finishing in the top four) – hope dies last. It’s up to us, we need some luck along the way, but if we win the next four games, I’m convinced that we can do it.” Granit Xhaka celebrates his goal for Arsenal against Manchester United
Ryan Schofield 1 Huddersfield have promoted teenage goalkeeper Ryan Schofield to their first-team squad.England Under-20 international Schofield, 17, who featured for the Terriers’ under-18s last season, will work alongside the club’s new head of goalkeeping Paul Clements.“Everyone knows that Ryan is a talented young goalkeeper,” Huddersfield head coach David Wagner told the club’s official website.“He will now move into the first-team changing room and train with us every day while also continuing to play games for our academy sides and this will help him develop.”Schofield made his England Under-18s debut in March against Qatar and signed a two-year deal with the Terriers, his first professional contract, towards the end of last season.He was included in England’s Under-20s squad for the Toulon Tournament in June and made four appearances as the Young Lions retained the trophy.Huddersfield’s first-choice last season, Danny Ward, has returned to parent club Liverpool and Wagner signed Denmark international goalkeeper Jonas Lossl last month on a season-long loan from Bundesliga club Mainz.
LIVING THE DREAM Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly Moves to Spain and Italy had been mooted in recent weeks but it now appears the 26-year-old is on the brink of a move to the Turkish giants.Volkan Demir, a reporter for Sabah, revealed in a tweet he believed the player had left Istanbul after talks and expected a move to be confirmed on Monday. heading off talkSPORT are with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. ‘perfect fit” Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out WHITE KNIGHT Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Jack Wilshere in action during his final season at Arsenal. 1 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland REAL DEAL Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback take zlat Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder three-way race Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere is to complete a move to Fenerbahce on Monday, according to reports in Turkey.The England midfielder will be a free agent when his Gunners contract ends on Sunday, and confirmed his departure on social media. IN DEMAND Latest transfer news GOSSIP Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Jack Wilshere ( @JackWilshere ) bugün İstanbul’dan ayrıldı. Benim aldığım bilgi bittiği yönünde… Fenerbahçe’nin ilk transferi hayırlı olsun. Transferin pazartesi açıklanmasını bekliyorum.— Volkan Demir (@albandemir) June 28, 2018Wilshere had a decent campaign with Arsenal last season having spent 2016/17 on loan at Bournemouth as he looked to get an injury plagued career back on track.His performances, though, did not convince incoming Arsenal manager Unai Emery and he was released by the Gunners despite making it clear he wanted to stay.After bursting onto the scene as a 16-year-old, Wilshere went from strength to strength with Arsenal.He was voted into the 2011 PFA Team of the Year, winning the PFA Young Player of the Year and the Arsenal Player of the Season along the way.However, injuries dogged his career at the Emirates and curtailed his development. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Giorgio Chiellini, Jack Wilshere, Pepe Reina, Yohan Cabaye and the best players out of contract this summerIt has been a difficult time for Wilshere, with the midfielder having also missed out on a place in England’s World Cup squad.And it seems he could now look to kickstart his career with a move abroad.His potential suitors, Fenerbahce, finished second in the Turkish Super Lig last season, challenging Galatasaray for the title.Wilshere is seen as an upgrade on 37-year-old ex-Newcastle star Emre Belozoglu and his signing would be a major coup for the club.
ROY SABBINEThe death has occurred at Killybegs Community Hospital of Roy Sabine, Meenahallagh, Glenties. Removal from the hospital tomorrow, Monday, at 5pm, going to St Conal’s Church Glenties for 6pm, to repose overnight. Requiem Mass at 11am on Tuesday morning, with burial afterwards in the local cemetery.PATRICK DONAGHY The death has taken place in Sheffield England of Patrick Donaghy late of 54 Cockhill Park, Buncrana. Remains arriving at George Best Airport Belfast tomorrow Monday at 9pm, and then going on to his late residence. Funeral from there on Wednesday going to St Mary’s Church, Cockhill for Requeim Mass at11am. Interment afterwards in the adjoining Cemetery.THOMAS BAIRDThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of Thomas Baird, Railway Lodge, Drumnahoe, Letterkenny. Remains reposing at his late residence. Funeral Service in his home on Tuesday at 2pm with burial afterwards in Ballyloan Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu if desired to Letterkenny Rehab Unit c/o Mrs Ruth Haye, Funeral Directors, 100 Spencer Road, Derry. Family time only for Family and Friends.BABY SOPHIE CONDRON The sudden death has taken place of baby Sophie Condron, Infant daughter of Niamh Condron (Carlow) and Ryan Grant 22 Burwood, Buncrana. Funeral from there tomorrow Monday at 10.15 a.m. going to St Mary’s Church Cockhill for 11 O’Clock requiem mass with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11 p.m. until 10 a.m.KITTY MCMENAMINThe death has taken place at the Lake House Nursing Home, Portnablagh of Kitty Mc Menamin, Falcarragh. Reposing at her home. Funeral Mass on Monday at 11am in St Finian’s Church, Falcarragh, followed by burial in Glenfin cemetery. The house is private please from 11pm to 10am and on the morning of the funeral.JOHN MCNULTYThe death has taken place at Letterkenny General Hospital of John McNulty, Knockafaugher, Dunfanaghy. Reposing at his late residence. Funeral Mass in St Michael’s Church, Creeslough tomorrow Monday at 11am, followed by burial in Doe cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am. MAISIE MCCAFFREYThe death has taken place at the Ramelton Nursing Unit of Maisie Mc Caffrey, Main Street, Milford. Requiem Mass at 11am on Monday at St Mary’s Milford followed by interment in Milford Cemetery. Deeply regretted by her nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.Funeral arrangements by:McElwee Funeral Directors (NAFD)(IAFD)(BIE)Milford, Letterkenny, DonegalTel.: 074-9153304 / Mobile 086-2534480 Email: email@example.comWILLIE PEOPLESThe death has taken place in his 90th year at his late residence of William ‘Willie’ Peoples, Trentaboy, Drumkeen. Funeral from there on Monday at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family time please from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to the Alzheimer’s Society, c/o any family member. DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012 was last modified: April 22nd, 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:2012APRIL 22DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR SUNDAY
A man who has lived on a remote Donegal island for the past 20 years packed his bags and left for the last time this morning.Musician and poet Barry Edgar Pilcher, 70, moved to the island of Inishfree in 1993 with his wife Eve and daughter Alice.Eve and Alice left some time later but Barry decided to stay on and has lived alone on the island since then. For the past number of years he has lived a life of solitude, playing his saxophone and taking a boat to Burtonport once a week for supplies.There are some holiday homes on the island but Barry was the only year-round resident.Barry, who is originally from London, revealed a number of months ago that he was leaving the island as his wife was in ill health and he wanted to spend more time with his brother.This morning he began the journey to leave Donegal and to start a new chapter in his life back in England. And his wife and family were there to meet him at Burtonport when he left Inishfree this morning.Barry admitted that he had to be hardy to lead an island-life for the past two decades.He joked it was difficult to order a curry and kept in touch with friends and family through Skype.“You have to be tough to live out here,” he said. “I’ll be glad when I can move on in life.”His island cottage has served as the island’s polling booth as well, though other islanders who voted there maintained their principal residence on the mainland. Mr. Pilcher said he will miss certain aspects of island life.“It is very magical out here,” he said. “There is no street lighting so you can see the stars at night and things like that.”LAST RESIDENT OF DONEGAL ISLAND PACKS HIS BAG AND LEAVES FOR LAST TIME was last modified: March 19th, 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:Barry PilcherdonegalInishfreeisland