‘I’M LOOKING FOR MY DONEGAL GRANDAD – AND HE DOESN’T KNOW I EXIST’

first_imgTina: Looking for her grandadA SCOTTISH girl has made an impassioned plea to find her Donegal granda, admitting: “He doesn’t even know me and my mum exist.”Tanya Burnett contacted Donegal Daily hoping that she will be able to finally find family members here – and specifically in Killybegs, after 47 years of no contact.Said Tina: My grandad was Eoghan Skeffington and from Killybegs. “He moved over to Aberdeen when he was in his early 30s where he met my grandma, Patricia Fetch.“They seperated when my grandad moved back to Killybegs and my grandma found out she was pregnant soon after.“She attempted to contact him numerous times but never heard anything from him after he moved home.“My grandma was 22 when she gave birth to mum and is now 69. I don’t know too much about him, other than that he had respiratory problems and was a member of the British Legion.” Said Tina: “He would be around 80 years old now (maybe just short of it) and still has no idea he has a daughter and 5 grandchildren.“I would desperately love to find him.”Anyone who can help should email us here at info@donegaldaily.com and we’ll put you in touch with Tina. ‘I’M LOOKING FOR MY DONEGAL GRANDAD – AND HE DOESN’T KNOW I EXIST’ was last modified: April 1st, 2014 by John2Share 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:AberdeendonegalEoghan Skeffingtonfamily searchKillybegsTina Burnettlast_img read more

Fans on Twitter hail Brentford’s on-loan star

first_imgThe praise Sergi Canos has been getting for his performances for Brentford has not gone unnoticed by fans of his parent club Liverpool.Canos, who joined the Bees on loan in the summer, scored in the 3-0 win at home to Wolves and continues to impress.Many Liverpool fans on Twitter believe the 19-year-old could be in contention for a first-team place at Anfield before long. That Sergi Canos scores or sets one up every week, get him back— Joey (@joe_obrien444) February 24, 2016Sergi Canos looks brilliant, maybe we don’t really need to sign a new winger— IndoLiverpoolFC (@IndoLiverpoolfc) February 24, 2016So this Sergi Canos is a sharp little footballer then.— Derek Kuyt (@HazyDream_) February 24, 2016Canos bagging a goal and an assist looks a promising young lad— Jack (@jslfcx) February 23, 2016Ah Sergi Canos scored, good lad— LFC Dane_89 (@LFCDane_89) February 23, 2016Unsurprisingly, Brentford fans are also delighted with his contribution, and that of Chelsea loanee John Swift.Really enjoyed that last night – confidence allowed us to play the way we can. Good tempo, played higher up pitch, adding Canos helped.— Thorne in the Side (@ThorneintheSide) February 24, 2016Played well tonight & was good to get a win special mention to swift & canos who were excellent #brentfordfc— Gary BFC (@garybees10) February 23, 2016Really happy with the win today, Bees❤️🐝❤️ well deserved, congrats to Swifty and Canos❤️— oKAY then [SDMN] (@kaylasidemen) February 23, 2016Simply play canos and we will win. Him and Judge together are class.— Aaron Dacosta (@AaronBfcDacosta) February 23, 2016Good game Bees. Well played Canos and Swift. #brentfordfc #BEESWWFC— David.Ilett (@Yid_Bee) February 23, 2016Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Santanu Bhowmik murder: two more held

first_imgThe police on Friday arrested two more persons, taking the number of detainees to five, in connection with the murder of television journalist Santanu Bhowmik at Mandwai, near here, on September 20. A court sent Rakesh Debbarma and Jiten Debbarma to judicial custody with a directive to the police to conduct a test identification parade (TIP) before seeking their remand.Bhowmik, 28, was murdered with a sharp weapon when he went to cover the road blockade agitation of Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT) and its ensuing clash with the supporters of the CPI(M). He was chased, caught and hacked to death in the presence of a large number of security personnel.Within 62 days of the murder of Santanu Bhowmik, another journalist, senior crime reporter Sudip Datta Bhowmik, 49, was shot dead at the office chamber of the Commandant of 2nd battalion of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR) at Radha Kishore Nagar, not far from Mandwai. Commandant Tapan Debbarma and four jawans of the paramilitary force were held and booked under murder charges after enraged journalists set a deadline.Forum for Protection of Journalists, a group of 10 media organisations, on Tuesday last met President Ram Nath Kovind and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh at New Delhi to seek their intervention for a high level probe by the Central government. The organisations have been demanding a CBI probe into the murder of the two journalists and have rejected the Special Investigation Teams (SITs) formed by the State government after the murders.“SITs are drawn from personnel of the State police force. A State-run probe will essentially fail to conduct a detailed enquiry,” Subal Kumar Dey, leader of the current movement of journalists, told The Hindu.The families of the victims are contemplating moving the High Court of Tripura to demand a CBI probe. They have rejected the SIT.last_img read more

a month ago​Champions League final was world’s biggest annual sporting event on social media

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Champions League final was world’s biggest annual sporting event on social mediaby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveThis year’s all-English UEFA Champions League final has broken a record of over 1 billion social media interactions, cementing its place as the world’s biggest annual sporting event, reports www.fcbusiness.co.ukAvailable and comparable data showed that the final of the world’s premier football club competition outperformed all other major events in 2019 by more than 30%, while according to the video optimisation and online video analytics company Conviva, “the UEFA Champions League final is now the biggest sports event ever on Instagram stories from a single account” with 177 million impressions. The stand-out figure of 1.09 billion social media interactions includes all engagements (likes, shares and comments) and video views, 110% up from the final a year ago. Interactions were tracked across all of UEFA’s social accounts as well as the official accounts of the participating teams, players and various media organisations around the world. Almost half – 486 million – of the interactions were generated from UEFA’s social media platforms, with the remaining 604 million coming from other sources. “For years, the UEFA Champions League final has been the biggest one-day sporting event in terms of the media coverage it gets, and the results from the Madrid final corroborate that this is also true on social media,” said UEFA marketing director Guy-Laurent Epstein.The UEFA Champions League competition itself – from group stage to semi-finals (1 September 2018 to 9 June 2019) – drew over 6.5 billion interactions originating from UEFA’s own social media channels, including 3 billion cross-platform video views. last_img read more

15 days agoBournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contribution

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Bournemouth boss ​Howe excited over Diego Rico contributionby Freddie Taylor15 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth manager Eddie Howe is pleased with the progress that Diego Rico is making at the club.The Spanish star is starting to show his quality for the Cherries in the Premier League.He played 90 minutes in four of the past Bournemouth league games.He was disappointing last term, but Howe believes the penny has dropped with Rico.Asked about Rico’s recent impact, Howe told reporters: “I have been very impressed in recent weeks.”He’s had a decisive say in a lot of games. If you look at the assists he has made for the team, his corners and free-kicks have been really valuable to us.”You look at the Southampton game, the Everton game and the West Ham game. He has played a key role in goals for us which have changed the game at that moment.”Tight games have been swung in our favour because of it.”I think he has grown into the position, is growing in confidence all the time. The challenge for him is to maintain that progression.”If he does with his qualities, he is going to be an important player for us.” last_img read more

850 kilometre trek to Montreal ends with message about uranium mining

first_imgAPTN National NewsA long march ended Monday for 22 Cree from northern Quebec.For the past three weeks, they’ve been walking nearly a marathon a day to Montreal for the last day of public meetings into the future of uranium mining in the province.APTN’s Danielle Rochette reports.last_img