Kilvin Jones Loses Battle with Kidney Infection, Mysterious Poisoning

first_imgThe group Extraordinary (XO) and their fans are grieving whole-heartedly as they mourn the death of 30 year-old music artist, Even XO.Also known as Kilven Jones, Even passed away on July 29, 2014 at 3 a.m. Laid back but cool and friendly with everyone, the he and his twin brother Milven Jones made up the two-man group, XO.The group is popular for hit tracks like the post-war anthem “It’s over now” and “Crazy”, a nice dance track that was produced in Ghana years ago.The late Even XO is survived by his parents, twin brother, wife, host of relatives and two-week-old daughter Lucy Even Jones.According to the late singer’s cousin, Ranale Zleh, Jr., Even XO died after a period of painful illness and swelling.”He was sick off and on, but not too bad. This time around it was serious; he was swollen from head to waist before he died. We knew he wouldn’t make it, I knew from the swelling in his stomach,” narrated Ranale.It is also said that during the late singers agonizing medical experience, he was taken to a Chinese clinic in town and diagnosed.”They did his blood test and said he had a kidney infection and urine infection. The doctor also said the swelling looked strange. We later took him to a native doctor who said that Even was poisoned. The native doctor also said that it had spread all over his body and that we were late.” Ranale further added.”Even fought death and right now his twin brother is bad off. We sent him away before Evens’ death, we didn’t want him on scene because we didn’t know what he would have done.”According to Ranale, the twin brothers were inseparable and both recently had babies before the singer’s death.”Melvin can’t believe that his brother is gone, they went everywhere together, they haven’t missed each other for a day in their lives. We pray Milven comes out fine after this.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

USC basketball: Source: Young is ready

first_imgLeading scorer Nick Young will forego his senior season at USC and declare for the NBA draft, according to sources. Young, the small forward who played at Cleveland High of Reseda, plans to make his official announcement on campus early next week. Young has yet to hire an agent but will do so soon, according to a source close to the player. The junior’s stock rose during the NCAA Tournament last month, when he led the team in scoring in victories over Arkansas and Texas before the surprising Trojans fell to top-seeded North Carolina in the Sweet 16. In the weeks following the season, NBA personnel have indicated to Young that he would go between picks 10 and 25 in the first round depending on workouts, according to sources. Young said earlier in the year that he would most likely leave for the NBA if told he would be a first-rounder. He is giving up the possibility to play alongside top recruit O.J. Mayo on a team that has been projected to start next season in the top 10 by multiple publications. “You never know if his stock will be this high again,” said one source involved in the decision. “Anything can happen next year.” Young overcame a slow start last season to lead the Trojans with a career-high 17.5 points per game. He made the score-tying shot at the end of regulation of an overtime victory over Stanford in the Pac-10 Tournament and the winning basket over previously undefeated Oregon in January. The 6-foot-6 athletic forward scored in double figures each of the final 25 games, showing a widening display of offensive moves that could create space for a shot any time at the college level. Young led USC in scoring as a sophomore as well with 17.3 points. He ranks sixth on the school’s all-time list in points scored with 1,486, making the all-conference first team each of his final two seasons. Young overcame numerous obstacles to be on the verge of reaching his dream. His oldest brother, Charles Jr., was slain when Nick was five years old. Nick Young flunked out of Hamilton High as a freshman. After transferring to Dorsey, he found himself sharing classrooms with members of the Blood gang who killed his brother. He stopped going to class and flunked out again. Derrick Cooper, an AAU traveling team coach, helped Young get to Cleveland, where he thrived under the coaching of Andre Chevalier and the close watch of principal Al Weiner. Because he flunked out at his first two high schools, Young needed a fifth year to earn his diploma. With Cleveland’s support, he was granted an extra year on his third appeal. It wasn’t until graduation day that Young found out he had received a qualifying score on the SAT, clearing the way for him to attend USC. (818) 713-3607160Want 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

Giggs plays down fears over Bale injury ahead of Spain clash

first_imgBut Wales boss Giggs is still hopeful that Bale will make the Nations League tie away to the Ireland on Tuesday, and predicted that he would be fit for Real’s next game against Levante.“Gareth has got a little bit of muscle fatigue and he won’t be involved against Spain,” Giggs said.“We don’t want to take any risks and we are monitoring it every day. I would say he is 50-50 at the minute for the Ireland game.“He feels good but we have to weigh up the risk whether he can be part of the game on Tuesday.”Bale, the all-time topscorer for Wales, scored three goals in his first three league appearances for Real this season.But the injuries that have become a common theme of his stay in Spain soon struck again, and Giggs said Bale had been scanned in Madrid a few weeks ago.“We rescanned it and have done everything we can to get as much information,” Giggs said at his pre-match press conference.“There was a little bit on both scans — but there’s always something.“We’re treating the symptoms but it’s nothing to worry about. Either way, I expect him to be fit for Madrid’s next game.”Former Manchester United winger Giggs said Spain, under new boss Luis Enrique, would be tough opponents.Spain, who had a disappointing World Cup, beat England 2-1 in their Nations League opener last month before thumping Croatia 6-0.“They’ve got a new manager and they were very impressive last month against both England and Croatia,” Giggs said.“To score six goals against the World Cup finalists Croatia is something special and gives the chance for our lads to play against some of the best players in the world.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Wales boss Ryan Giggs will be without star man Gareth Bale for their friendly against Spain © AFP/FileLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 10 – Ryan Giggs has played down fears over the fitness of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale despite ruling the Wales forward out of Thursday’s friendly with Spain.Bale has been troubled by a groin injury in recent weeks and was forced off in the closing stages of Real’s defeat at Alaves on Saturday.last_img read more

Frank Girardot: The good word on reporting the news

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre And several? What number does that represent? Seven sounds about right, but it could also be four or five or 13 I guess. Plenty is clearly more than a few. I’d like to have plenty of money in my pocket, but I’d settle for a few dollars. A string? As in “The Detroit Lions have put together an impressive string of victories at home this year.” There are plenty of words we use in dozens of situations here at the newspaper. I can tell you we’ve had more than a few discussions about them. The problem with several of these words is that their meaning is unclear. Take dozens. How many is that, exactly? For sure it’s more than a dozen and less than a gross. Sounds like more than three, so it could be several I guess. You see the problem. No matter how hard reporters and editors try, there are certain situations that defy exact description. But the use of these words can be descriptive. Take this sentence: Dozens of protesters marching on City Hall were met by several police officers Sunday a few blocks from downtown. Its meaning can be changed by switching three words. A few protesters marching on City Hall were met by dozens of police officers Sunday several blocks from downtown. Finally there’s this version: Several protesters marching on City Hall were met by a few police officers Sunday dozens of blocks from downtown. Each evokes a different look at what could be the exact same situation. And here’s where we get into trouble. Let’s start with the protesters. Everyone’s read about a march, a rally or vigil where the organizers estimate one attendance figure and police or other officials provide a widely different assessment. Ultimately, as with most things in life, these words are more about perception than reality. Perhaps the real question here is how much should anyone’s perception of events influence the news. Over the past three weeks, I’ve written in this column about how certain bureaucrats have stymied the release of information about crimes occurring in various communities. These are tales of perception. City officials generally want to cast the best light on their communities. I understand the motivation. The perception of high crime rates may lower property values and make businesses want to move to safer locales. Enough said. On the other hand, residents want to know why detectives strapped crime scene tape around their neighbor’s home, or why deputies drew their guns near a busy intersection. You know that old cliche, where a motor cop stops a guy speeding and asks, “Where’s the fire?” Well, I can guarantee when the nosy neighbor with the bent Venetian blinds sees paramedics, firetrucks and police in her neighborhood, she wants an answer to the same question. When she doesn’t get that information, she perceives the authorities have something to hide. It’s that simple. I guess that’s where we reporters and editors step into the picture. We have to decide if crimes in any neighborhood are important enough to retell; not only the Internet but on roll after roll of expensive newsprint. And these tales occur in local cities from Pasadena to Irwindale to Whittier every day. When we tell those stories without all the facts, the safe words – like dozens, several and few – creep into the copy. It’s nearly impossible to do otherwise. Sure we could turn to a thesaurus for help, but a few of them say the word “pit” is a synonym for Hell. Irwindale has several dozen pits. I don’t perceive it as hell, though. Purgatory perhaps? (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2717 Frank Girardot is city editor of the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Visit his blog at 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

Lionel Messi is NOT calling the shots for Argentina, insists boss Jorge Sampaoli

first_imgThe boss is reportedly ready to mix up to seal victory against Les Bleus, with – according to reports in Spain sport-english – Messi set to play in a false-nine formation.It means the Argentines may start the game without the natural striker, and will once again see Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero take a seat on the bench.Sampaoli added on Friday: “We have complete faith in our abilities.“You will see a team which will have a lot of motivation to win.”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. 3 3 Sampaoli insists he was merely relaying tactics to the Barcelona ace Lionel Messi is not making tactical and substitution decisions for Argentina at the World Cup, insists head coach Jorge Sampaoli. Messi – seen here celebrating his goal against Nigeria – could be played as a false-nine against France center_img Lionel Messi with Argentina head coach Jorge Sampaoli – but who is in charge? La Albiceleste boss has hit back at rumours the Barcelona star is calling the shots, as he aims to end his wait for a world title in Russia this summer.Argentina face France in the last-16 on Saturday, with LIVE COMMENTARY on talkSPORT,  where Messi will be front and centre.But Sampaoli has made it clear the superstar forward will not be calling the shots for his team’s tactics.It has been claimed Messi has had a hand in tactical choices and substitutions during Argentina’s campaign, after he was seen having an animated conversation with Sampaoli shortly before Sergio Aguero was brought on in last week’s 2-1 victory over Nigeria – which secured their spot in the knock-out stage.But the manager has insists he was merely communicating his strategy with the number ten and that the exchange has been misinterpreted. Speaking at a news conference on Friday night, Sampaoli said: “I remember that point in time but everything I say to my players is personal and I will not divulge what was said.“But it’s not how you characterised it, we had several options in attack and I was just communicating to him that we’d be using one of the strategies that we’d rehearsed.”Argentina take on France who, despite less than impressive performances, secured more points in the group stage than their South American opponents.But Sampaoli is not fazed by their results. 3last_img read more


first_imgFATHER HUGH CURRISTANThe death has occurred of Father Hugh Curristan, PP, English Martyrs, York and of Donegal Town. Reposing at the home of his late brother Eunan, Waterloo Place, Donegal town, today, Thursday. Removal tomorrow, Friday at 11am to St. Agatha’s Church, Clar for concelebrated Funeral Mass at 12 noon, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations, in lieu, to The Alzheimer’s Society Donegal. House private from 11am tonight, Thursday and tomorrow morning.  ROSEANNE BONNERThe death has taken place at Dungloe District Hospital of Roseanne Bonner, Main Street, Dungloe. Reposing at the home her daughter Margaret Martin at Quay Road, Dungloe. Funeral Mass on tomorrow, Friday, at 11am in St Crona’s Church, Dungloe, followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. The house is private please from 11pm to 9am. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu if desired to Dungloe Patients’ Comfort Fund c/o Shaun Mc Glynn Funeral Director or any family member.CLAIRE MCGLYNNThe sudden death has taken place at Galway University Hospital of Mrs Claire Mc Glynn, nee Watson, 16 Castle View, Raphoe. Her remains are reposing at her late residence. Funeral Mass at 11am tomorrow, Friday, in St Eunan’s Church, Raphoe, with burial afterwards in the family plot. Family time please from 11pm to 11am, family and friends only please on the morning of the funeral.  DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2012 was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:2012DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR THURSDAYMARCH 29last_img read more


first_imgLYIT is a popular choice for students and now jobseekers can complete free courses there.With 58,133 people on the Live Register in the border region in July, jobseekers in Donegal who lost their jobs during the recession and want to equip themselves with skills employers want now have an opportunity to boost their prospects by studying at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT).Offered through the State-funded Springboard programme managed by the Higher Education Authority for the Department of Education & Skills, the places are free to those who qualify and the courses are delivered flexibly so that jobseekers retain their benefits and continue their search for employment.The skills taught on the programmes have been specifically selected to match the current job market and concentrate on areas where there is existing and projected growth. At LYIT, there are 78 places being provided for the current intake of Springboard students across six programmes starting during September with places currently still available on the Certificate in Digital Marketing & Business Skills; Minor Award in Wind Energy Technology (conversion course for wind turbine technicians) and Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management with Applied Research.The employment record of those who’ve completed Springboard courses is particularly encouraging.Jonathan O’Connor is a recent LYIT graduate from the Wind Energy Technology programme. Having first trained as an apprentice technician with a car dealership in Kerry, he commenced his skills conversion course in Letterkenny in 2013. After a stint on work placement at a site in Tipperary with ENERCON Wind Farm Services Ireland Ltd, he was hired by the turbine supplier and is currently working as an Installation Technician in Scotland.“The opportunity to get the education and training I needed to work in a growth area like wind energy was too good to miss. It was particularly good to be able to get these extra skills in such a short space of time after completing my apprenticeship in the motor trade. I’m enjoying work now and there’s no doubt that Springboard at LYIT has helped me get started in a thriving industry.” Paul Hannigan, President, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, said courses are tailored for people’s needs.LYIT President Paul Hannigan“As part of a wider drive to economic recovery and tackling the jobs crisis, we are pleased to work with Springboard in providing these very focused programmes that are tailored to help those who are out of work to keep their skills current and to make themselves very attractive to employers in areas where there are opportunities.“All six of our Springboard courses are National Qualifications Authority of Ireland-accredited with two at Level 6 on the National Framework of Qualifications; one at Level 8 and three at Level 9 so students who complete the programmes successfully will have a fully recognised qualification up to Masters level. Since its introduction in 2011, we’ve seen good interest in our Springboard courses and many of those who’ve completed them are now in employment in Donegal or elsewhere.”Dr Mary-Liz Trant, Head of Skills and Enterprise Engagement, Higher Education Authority, added: “The HEA on behalf of the Dept of Education & Skills is delighted to work with higher education institutions like LYIT to provide education opportunities that support unemployed people in getting back to work. A particular feature of Springboard is that the courses we fund through the programme are all in disciplines where there are job opportunities and where employers tell us they have a skills shortage and anticipate further recruitment.“For those out of work in Donegal and beyond, I would encourage them to visit www.springboardcourses.ieor free-phone 1800 303523 and check what’s on offer. The programme offers a great opportunity to quickly get the skills employers want but also to have a formal qualification that reflects what you have learned. In a competitive labour market, this can be the key.” DONEGAL JOBSEEKERS CAN BOOST JOB PROSPECTS WITH FREE LYIT COURSES was last modified: September 5th, 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:coursesdonegaljobseekersLYITlast_img read more


first_imgThe man arrested in connection with the disappearance of Mary Boyle 37 years ago is due to be released at 8pm tonight.The 64 year old convicted sex offender is being quizzed about the six year old’s disappearance at Mullingar Garda Station.However the man may have his period extended if Gardai decide they want to quiz him more. It was being held at the Midlands Prison where he is serving time for a sex offence.He was due to be released early this afternoon but with breaks, that period will go on until the 24 period is elapsed. MAN ARRESTED IN MARY BOYLE CASE DUE TO BE RELEASED, CHARGED OR PERIOD EXTENDED BY 8PM was last modified: October 22nd, 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:arrestGardaiMARY BOYLEperiod extendedlast_img read more


first_imgJARLA’S NOT ‘BANKING’ ON A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS! was last modified: December 23rd, 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:bankscartoonHappy ChristmasJarlalast_img

Our love for Lucy is more than skin-deep, says Donegal mum

first_imgDungloe mum Carleen Gallagher has been inspired by her little girl Lucy to call on parents to teach their children about different types of beauty.Lucy Gallagher (6) has an incurable genetic skin condition that requires life-long care. But the happy schoolgirl has made a massive impact on her community in helping them understand how to appreciate everyone’s differences.Her mum Carleen is now calling on all people, young and old, to learn from the example of Lucy and her friends and appreciate everyone’s inner strengths and gifts. “I am mum to a fabulous little lady, Lucy, who is now six and a half,” Carleen said. “That half is very important in our home. She is spirited, determined, feisty and so funny. She has a zest for living that can only be admired.”Lucy had a difficult start to life. She was born in Letterkenny but the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in CHI at Crumlin was her home for eight months due to her skin condition, called Harlequin Ichthyosis. Parents Gary and Carleen with baby LucyLucy has come so far in six years, Carleen says, and starting school has been a valuable learning experience for everyone.She said: “Just over one year ago, Lucy walked into her new classroom in Scoil Roisín, Donegal, alongside her peers to start a new journey. The tears that fell on that ordinary sunny Wednesday fell because of the pride, gratitude and contentment we felt. We embraced and celebrated the extraordinary of both the big and small changes in this life. “Most students are blissfully unaware of all the background preparation and hard work done by the school staff, the many professionals and volunteers in our community to make it possible for Lucy to attend her local primary school. Our family experienced invaluable and tremendous support from our community and we are eternally grateful. No one in Scoil Roisín had ever dealt with Ichthyosis before, but the staff were more than willing to learn with us so that Lucy would be in the best environment and receive any special care she needs.”Scoil Roisín pupil Lucy GallagherScoil Roisín now boasts new flooring and paintwork throughout, wheelchair accessible doors, a disabled toilet, a separate room for carrying out care needs (creaming, bandaging, PEG feeding) a shaded soft play area and new wipeable furniture and equipment.“As a parent of a child who tends to attract a lot of attention due to her unique beauty, I felt a responsibility to Lucy to familiarise all the students in the school with her before school began,” Carleen said. “The summer before she started school, I wrote a child-friendly letter that could be read to all classes, explaining Lucy’s condition and answering any questions I thought might arise when she started school. I wanted the children to be comfortable around Lucy. All children are naturally curious in life; it is up to us adults to nurture and mould an understanding and kindness in our children. When we heard back that one little girl exclaimed ‘write back to her and tell her not to worry about a thing because we will take care of her,’ I actually had to hold back the tears. That day cemented our hope for the new school year; hope for acceptance, hope for friends and hope for understanding.”Scoil Roisín pupil Lucy Gallagher and her parents Gary and Carleen welcoming Daniel O’Donnell to their school during Ichthyosis Awareness MonthCarleen is calling on parents to have a chat with their children about how they react to a different type of beauty and to prepare them to meet children who might be a little different. “Teach them to appreciate the strengths and gifts that others have to offer,” Carleen said. “Explain to them why differences are so wonderful, why they make each of us so special. Too many of us get stuck in a never ending cycle of chasing the next best thing that we forget to really live, feel and experience the beauty we have created.”Our love for Lucy is more than skin-deep, says Donegal mum was last modified: October 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:carleen gallaghercmrf crumlindungloeLucy Gallagherscoil roisinlast_img read more