Monthly Archive: December 2019

30
Dec
2019

Mark Warburton confirms he will ‘absolutely’ not be the next Fulham manager

first_img Rangers manager Mark Warburton 1 Rangers manager Mark Warburton has stressed that he will “absolutely” not be the next manager of Fulham.The Cottagers are still searching for a replacement for Kit Symons, who was sacked at the beginning of November.Recent reports had claimed Rangers were made aware of Fulham’s interest and that they will offer Warburton an improved package as an incentive to stay at the Scottish Championship leaders.But Warburton took to his Twitter account on Wednesday to reassure Light Blues fans, saying amid a series of tweets: “I am going nowhere and no club has approached me.”He followed that up with a statement during a press conference on Thursday, ahead of his side’s trip to face Raith Rovers at the weekend.When asked if he could categorically say he would not be the next manager of Fulham, the 53-year-old replied: “Absolutely.“Please hear my words. It is very disrespectful to me, the club, the supporters and this case, Fulham. So categorically, absolutely, that is the case.“I am the Rangers manager. I made it very clear last week, Saturday and Tuesday and last night I was forced into saying once again that I am absolutely committed to Rangers.”Warburton, who also denied being offered extra incentives to stay at Rangers, such as an increased transfer budget for January, insists all the recent talk linking him to the English Championship club has not been a distraction as he tries to keep his side at the top of the table.The former Brentford boss said: “Not at all. It’s a great group of players, absolutely committed as you saw on Tuesday night [a 4-0 home win over Dumbarton].“We prepared well, the pitch was heavy and our squad is fairly thin. We are looking forward to Raith.”last_img read more

30
Dec
2019

Message to cities: Conserve

first_imgWATER: South Bay’s supplier will visit the councils to urge them to adopt new policies. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER For weeks now, television and radio spots have pleaded with Southern Californians to get stingy with water: Take shorter showers, turn off the tap when brushing your teeth, put a timer on lawn sprinklers. “We view our main audience as local cities,” he said. “They probably haven’t looked at their ordinances since ’89 to ’92, the last drought.” The program “gets us in there,” he said. “It raises awareness.” Earlier this week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors heeded the call for conservation and agreed to craft an ordinance requiring drought-tolerant and native landscaping in all new developments in unincorporated areas. Cities and water agencies across Southern California are wringing their hands over record-low rainfall levels and a federal court decision that limits the amount of water Southern California can receive from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta in an attempt to prevent the extinction of the delta smelt. Already, officials with Metropolitan Water District, which imports water from the delta and the Colorado River, have said they’ll cut water to Southern California farmers by 30 percent next year and are drafting plans that could force rationing for the first time in more than a decade. West Basin is one of the Metropolitan Water District’s 26 member agencies and supplies water to 17 local cities and unincorporated county areas. Other South Bay cities, such as Torrance, buy water directly from the MWD. West Basin so far has called for voluntary rationing as officials wait to see whether the MWD adopts a plan next year that would limit its share of water, Paludi said. “If we have another (dry) winter like we had last year, it’s quite possible Met will continue to depend on reserves and they’ll probably have to buy water from farther south of the delta,” Paludi said. And the costs could trickle down to customers. MWD officials earlier this month indicated wholesale rates could rise as much as 10 percent within the next two years, although Paludi said it’s too soon to say whether West Basin’s rates would rise that much. At least for the short term, officials are focused on getting out the word and encouraging voluntary rationing. Although the board has yet to formally adopt the plan, West Basin Assistant General Manager Paul Shoenberger made a stop Tuesday night at the Redondo Beach City Council chambers, where he answered questions and talked about conservation strategies. The Redondo Beach SEA Lab will serve as home to the district’s desalination demonstration project, which some day could lead to a new source of potable water. Board members will likely split up within the next couple months and make similar visits within their elected districts. “We’re hoping for continued vigilance on the part of the public,” said board President Don Dear. “It takes a lot to get the public’s attention, but I think this is a good time to reinforce the message to our cities to save water.” In some cases, cities might learn from neighbors. Redondo Beach Councilman Chris Cagle, who serves on a water policy task force for the Southern California Association of Governments, said he believes the beach city has already made strides by using recycled water for irrigating landscaping and installing low-flow toilets in restrooms, among other initiatives. But Cagle said he was surprised to learn that nearby Inglewood had its street sweepers outfitted to take in water that comes from the Hyperion wastewater treatment plant and is recycled at West Basin’s El Segundo treatment facility. “That’s one idea,” Cagle said. “There’s probably a lot of things like that the city could do.” kristin.agostoni@dailybreeze.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.And as the region’s water supply remains vulnerable, that drumbeat is only expected to grow louder this fall. Within the next few months, the agency that supplies water to cities across the South Bay plans to take the message to city hall, where officials would be briefed on conservation strategies and urged to adopt policies for using recycled water where possible. West Basin Municipal Water District next week will ask its board members to adopt the outreach program – “It’s Time to Get Serious” – and visit each of the cities it serves. The goal is to get city councils to create new programs and update their ordinances – laws that might not have been given much attention since the region’s last drought. Doing so could push more businesses and public agencies to use recycled water for irrigation, or bring more developers to plant drought-resistant landscaping, said Fernando Paludi, the district’s manager of planning and water resources. last_img read more

30
Dec
2019

County wants state OK for vote-count system

first_imgWith the presidential primary less than three months away, Los Angeles County supervisors will ask California’s secretary of state today to allow the county to use a vote-counting system that has not yet been reviewed by the state. The request – with just 77 days to go before voters head to the polls – comes after vendor Premier Election Solutions failed earlier this year to submit its vote-counting equipment and software quickly enough for a statewide review of election systems. With little time left, Board of Supervisors Chairman Zev Yaroslavsky said the county has to move forward to seek approval to use its existing, county-owned Microcomputer Tally System. But while the county has used that tallying system in the past, it also has not been part of Secretary of State Debra Bowen’s current statewide certification review. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “We are going to be talking in the days ahead about the kinds of security conditions that will work for (the secretary of state) and will work for us,” Yaroslavsky said. “I think our system is going to be very reliable. I think we are getting too close to the presidential primary and general elections to be testing new equipment anyway. “Even if it was certified tonight, we wouldn’t feel comfortable moving quickly in this kind of election year.” As part of an agreement reached with Los Angeles County earlier this year, Bowen’s office can now impose various security conditions on the use of the county-owned and -developed MTS system to ensure that ballots are counted accurately. “The goal now is to ensure that Los Angeles County has a system it can use and that Los Angeles County’s voters know that the system that is going to be used is accurate and reliable,” said Chief Deputy Secretary of State Evan Goldberg. “That’s what the secretary of state and the Board of Supervisors are beginning to talk about now – what conditions should be imposed on the use of the MTS system to make sure Los Angeles County’s and the secretary of state’s goals are met.” The last-minute maneuver follows an August decision by Bowen to decertify voting systems in 39 counties amid concerns they are vulnerable to hacking. All but Los Angeles County’s InkaVote Plus system were recertified with new security systems in place. Dean Logan, chief deputy in the county Registrar-Recorder’s Office, said Bowen’s office is still reviewing the county’s InkaVote Plus system, which voters in the past have used to ink their ballots at polling locations. At a hearing next week in Sacramento, state officials who reviewed the system will present their findings – which Bowen will then use to decide whether to certify that system and what additional conditions to impose. “We’ve been given every indication that she’s going to recertify that system, probably in the first week of December,” Logan said. Bowen’s office also decertified the county’s Premier Election Solutions electronic touch-screen voting machines, which have been used for the past seven years at 17 locations throughout the county. About 60,000 voters cast their ballots on touch-screen machines in the November 2004 presidential election. Although the county could continue to offer touch-screen voting if it manually recounts all votes cast within 28 days of the election, Logan said that would not be possible logistically. “There is just no physical way to go back and hand-count every one of those voter-verified paper audit trails,” Logan said. “What we are recommending to the board is that we discontinue touch-screen voting, at least until we have an agreement with the secretary of state on modified conditions that would allow us to still use the system, but also provide voters reassurance that the system is secure and accurate.” The county still will continue to provide early, touch-screen polling for blind voters at the Braille Institute in Los Angeles. “We believe we can still offer it there,” he said. “And do a 100 percent recount on that volume of ballots.”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

30
Dec
2019

SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONE

first_imgWill Highland get a slice of new Gadget License?EVERY house in Co Donegal will have to have a ‘TV license’ from next year – even if you don’t have a telly.The new ‘gadgets’ license will cover laptops, iPods and other gadgets including televisions.It’s still not clear if RTE will get all the cash raised in the new ‘household tax’. TV3 has lobbied the Government for a slice of the money.And local radio stations – including Ocean FM and Highland Radio – have also asked the Government for cash from the license to subsidise their businesses.However any move to give taxpayers money to local media groups is almost certain to end in a legal wrangle.Communications Minister Pat Rabbitte is said to be studying submissions from a wide range of media organisations. He said: “Publically funded, public service broadcasting and content are now available to everyone on an ever-increasing number of platforms and devices, and in fact access is not dependent on the ownership of a device.“Everybody benefits from the availability of these services, regardless of how content is accessed or relayed to the public, and therefore it is my view that the cost should be borne by society as a whole.” SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONE was last modified: February 27th, 2013 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:SHOCK AS GOVERNMENT SET TO INTRODUCE NEW ‘HOUSE TAX’ WITH COMPULSORY TV LICENSE FOR EVERYONElast_img read more

29
Dec
2019

Liverpool team to play Dortmund tonight – good enough to make the last four?

first_img 27. Divock Origi – see the full line up, in reverse squad number order, by clicking the arrow above 11 7. James Milner 11 11 17. Mamadou Sakho 11 10. Philippe Coutinho 23. Emre Can 11 6. Dejan Lovren 24. Joe Allen 18. Alberto Moreno 11 11 11 20. Adam Lallana Liverpool host Borussia Dortmund in the second leg of the Europa League semi-finals, with the tie perfectly poised following a 1-1 draw in the first game.The Reds are bidding to reach a first European semi-final since qualifying for the last four of the same competition in 2010.They face a Dortmund team flying high in the Bundesliga, but unlikely to overhaul Bayern Munich at the summit.The German side are also in the semi-finals of the German Cup, and so unlike Liverpool have more than one chance of claiming silverware.For the Reds, the Europa League not only represents their final hope of a trophy this season, but also almost certainly their last chance of qualifying for next year’s Champions League.Check out our predicted Liverpool line up, above. And take a look at the predicted Dortmund team here. 11 11 2. Nathaniel Clyne 22. Simon Mignolet 11last_img read more

29
Dec
2019

USC student possibly raped, found unconscious

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champThe 18-year-old victim was discovered in front of a classroom building. She was taken to a hospital in an ambulance. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. A young woman who attends USC was discovered unconscious by another student on the campus today, and police are investigating the incident as a possible rape, authorities said. USC Campus Police reported the incident to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Southwest Station at 4:20 a.m., Sgt. Frank Banuelos of the LAPD’s Southwest Station said. Police units and an ambulance rushed to 3520 Trousdale Parkway on the USC campus, an RMG News crew reported. “We are treating it as a crime scene and we’re waiting to the talk to the female student,” Banuelos said before dawn, adding that the victim was found unconscious on the campus by another student. last_img read more

29
Dec
2019

Datebook 1/1

first_imgTODAY: A New Year’s Day Mass will be celebrated in English at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., with a bilingual service at 12:30 p.m., Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, 555 W. Temple St., Los Angeles. A New Year’s Resolution Festival, featuring a 10,000-steps walk, soft sand run, polar bear swim, demonstrations and booths will begin 9 a.m., Santa Monica Pier. The four phases of the Ice Age will be shown, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Page Museum at the LaBrea Tar Pits, 5801 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. (323) 934-7243. Leimert Park will host a Kwanzaa festival, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 4330 Degnan Blvd., Leimert Village, Los Angeles. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson Links between society’s growth and decline of civilizations will be discussed 10 a.m.-5 p.m., at the Museum of Natural History, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles. Tickets $9. Call (213) 763-3466. Kidspace Museum will host a Winter Wonderland festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena. Free with admission. Tickets $8. Call (626) 449-9144. An outdoor art workshop will be held, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., at the Getty Center, 1200 Getty Center Drive., Los Angeles. Free with museum admission. Call (310) 440-7300. Ancient Near East archaelogical artifacts will be featured, 1:30-3:30 p.m., at the Skirball Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles. Free with museum admission. Call (310) 440-4500. The Pantages Theatre will present a live, on-stage musical of the Irving Berlin classic “White Christmas,” 1 p.m., 6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. (323) 468-1770. Tickets $25-$87. Call (323) 468-1770 or visit www:broadwayla.org/. Hollywood’s golden age of movie-making is relived, 2-3:30 p.m., Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood. Tickets $7. Call (323) 466-FILM (3456). An ongoing performance of the children’s comedy “Giggle, Gaggle” will begin 2 p.m., Joy Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. Call (818) 505-9355. A performance of the teenage comedy “Detention Span” will be held, 5-6 p.m., Joy Theatre, 5233 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood. (818) 505-9355. Tickets $8. Mail Datebook entries – including time, date, location and a phone number – to Daily News City Desk, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365; fax (818) 713-0058; e-mail dnmetro@dailynews.com. 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

29
Dec
2019

DD LOCAL: TAWNAWILLY PARISH NEWSLETTER

first_imgNEWSLETTERSt. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town Fr. Willie Peoples 074-9721026Saturday 16th 10.00am Ita O’Connor – 1st Anniversary 6.00pm Bridget Stewart – AnniversarySunday 17th 9.00am Feast Day of St.Patrick11.30am Tessie McGroarty – AnniversaryMonday 18th 9.30am Tuesday 19th 9.30am Peggy Gibbons – Recently DeceasedThursday 21st 9.30am Aggie & Patrick McDaid – Anniversary8.00pm Peace MassFriday 22nd 9.30am Frances Hughes – Recently DeceasedSaturday 23rd 10.00am 6.00pm Terance & Mary Woods – AnniversarySunday 24th 9.00am11.30am Nora McGinley – AnniversaryMasses During the Week – Monday, Tuesday & Friday 9.30am. Thursday 9.30am & 8.00pm. Eucharistic Adoration- St. Patrick’s Church, Thursdays from 10.00am -9.00pm. All Welcome!First Holy Communion – 11th May at 11.00am.First Confession – Gaelscoil na gCeithre Maistri – 21st May at 5.00pm in St Patrick’s Church.First Holy Communion – 25th May at 11.00am.St. Agatha’s Church, Clar Fr. Danny Mc Brearty 074-9721093Saturday 16th 6.30pm William Kerrigan – AnniversarySunday 17th 10.30am St Patrick’s Day – James Hilley & Sr Valentia Hilley – AnniversaryWednesday 20th 7.00pm Cassie McNulty – AnniversaryThursday 21st 10.00am Brede Hyland – AnniversarySaturday 23rd 6.30pm Anthony McAnaw – AnniversarySunday 24th 10.30am Mary Agnes McMenamin – AnniversaryMasses During the Week – Wednesday 7.00pm. Thursday & Friday 10.00am.Recent Death – Teresa Mc Namee, Drimark.Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament – Tuesday from 3.00pm -7.00pm in St Agatha’s Church, Clar.First Confession – For the children from St Francis School – Thursday, 21st March at 7.00pm.First Holy Communion- In St Agatha’s Church, Clar, Saturday, 18th May 2013 at 11.00am MassSt Vincent de Paul – Your local St Vincent de Paul branch is nearby at 0871918912Daffodil Day Coffee Morning – In Townawilly on Tuesday, 19th March, 11.00am – 1.00pm in aid of the Irish Cancer Society.THE MONTHLY DIOCESAN MASS FOR PEACEWill be celebrated in St Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town on Thursday, 21st March, 2013 at 8.00 p.m.PRO LIFE ROSARY VIGILOutside Dail Eireann on Saturday 23rd March at 3.00pm. Bus leaving Glenties at 8.30am via Ardara, Killybegs, Dunkineely, Ardaghey, Mountcharles, Donegal Town and Ballyshannon. For details contact Mary on 0861688566.EUCHARISTIC ADORATIONFirst Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine for Eucharistic Adorers and friends will take place on Saturday 20th April 2013.EASTER FAMILY CRAFT DAY IN AID OF ANIMALS IN NEED DONEGAL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTREOn Saturday 23rd March from 1.00pm to 5.00pm. Suitable for all children aged from 2 – 12 years. All activities priced from 50c to €1. Coffee corner provided for parents to relax. Easter raffles will be held on the day with great prizes. Please support this great charity.LEGHOWNEY FOROIGE CLUBAre hosting a 8km sponsored walk to raise funds for both the club and the O’ Cleary Centre Donegal Town, on Easter Sunday 31st of March at 3.00pm. Registration is at 2.00pm in the hall & costs €5 & €10 for a family.FUNDRAISING DANCEA Dance will be held in aid of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin in the Millpark Hotel, Donegal Town on Sunday 17th March. Music by Big Chief Rising Star & Cherokee Showband & Special guest -Grainne Gavigan. Dancing 10pm –Midnight. Tickets €10.WHITE OAKS DRUG & REHABILITATION CENTREIs a fully accredited treatment centre serving Donegal, Sligo & Leitrim. As a charitable organization the service is dependant largely on public donation & are looking for business persons who will allow a collection box on their serving counter or beside their till. Contact Gerrard O’Neil on 074 9384866 or email whiteoaksrehabcentre@hotmail.comParish Bulletin e-mail address is dtkiltd@gmail.comDD LOCAL: TAWNAWILLY PARISH NEWSLETTER was last modified: March 16th, 2013 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:DD LOCAL: TAWNAWILLY PARISH NEWSLETTERDonegal TownLagheylast_img read more

29
Dec
2019

THUNDER AND LIGHTING FAILS TO SHOCK ANNUAL ERRIGAL SCOUT GATHERING – PIC SPECIAL

first_img19th Donegal (Lifford) Beaver Scout Kyle Keys looking afeter his younger sister during the Errigal Scout County Beaver Scout Camp. ((c) North West Newspix)12th Donegal (Manorcunningham) Scout Group hosted this years Errigal Scout County annual Beaver Scout Camp at Galdonagh. Over 100 eager Beaver Scouts and their leaders attended the action packed weekend camp.Despite the sometimes torrential rain and the odd rattle of thunder everyone had a great time, learning new scouting skills, learning about nature, indeed the theme of this years camp was “Errigal Zoo” and all those attending had to dress up as a Zoo animal and learn something about it.Thirsty weather this camping lark. ((c) North West Newspix)They were also treated to a traditional Scout Campfire singsong, led by young Venture Scout Christopher Kelly. After the Campfire all enjoyed a BBQ of burgers and sizzling sausages before it was bedtime. These are special memories for the young 6yrs to 8 yr old Beaver Scouts and hopefully the friendships and experiences will be with them for many years.The organising team from 12th Donegal (Manorcunningham) led by Dara and Raymond Coll would like to thank all those helped in any way to the success of the Camp.They would especially like to thank the Hayes family who kindly permitted the use of the field, and also the Scouts and Venture Scouts for all their hard work before and during the event.Beaver Scouts and their leader enjoying sunshine during a wee hike. ((c) North West Newspix)  Now where did those other scout and beavers go? Being creative at Camp. ((c) North West Newspix) New friends playing at the Beaver Scout Camp. ((c) North West Newspix) Fishing for prizes. ((c) North West Newspix) It takes three scouts to shot a bow during a demonstration of archery at the Beaver Scout Camp. ((c) North West Newspix) Beaver Scout Camp Chief Raymond Coll shows this young Killybegs Beaver Scout how to use a compass. ((c) North West Newspix) Two veteran Scouters Tony Smith (Killybegs) and Geradline Coughlin (Donegal Town) with more years service than they care to rememeber enjoying a relaxing camp. ((c) North West Newspix) Errigal Scout County Beaver Scout Camp “Errigal Zoo” 19th Donegal (Lifford) Beaver Scouts who were Monkeys for the weekend. ((c) North West Newspix) 7th Donegal (Killybegs) Beaver Scouts who were Snakes for the weekend. ((c) North West Newspix) I have a great tail to tell from the scouting and beaver weekend! 19th Donegal (Lifford) Beaver Scout leader Lisa McGuire with two young Beaver Scouts enjoying the outdoor cooking experience. ((c) North West Newspix) THUNDER AND LIGHTING FAILS TO SHOCK ANNUAL ERRIGAL SCOUT GATHERING – PIC SPECIAL was last modified: June 8th, 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:beaversdonegalmanorcunninghamScoutslast_img read more

29
Dec
2019

MISSING SKIPPER UPDATE: CAR AND KEYS FOUND BUT STILL NO SIGN OF SAILOR

first_imgGardai searching for a missing yacht skipper have found his car keys and his car but there is still no sign of him.Wood Magic, the yacht at the centre of the mystery moored at Sheephaven Bay, Ard on Sunday. Photo by Moses Alcorn.The emergency services are becoming increasingly alarmed about the man’s welfare after he disappeared almost two weeks ago.His yacht, named Wood Magic, has been anchored just 100 yards off the Co Donegal coast at Sheephaven Bay for at least ten days. A search for the man has found his car at Fahan Pier around the Donegal coastline and the keys of the car were later discovered in the abandoned yacht.Fears for the man have grown since a small dingy attached to the yacht was found turned upside down on Saturday evening.A hatch on the yacht was also opened when boarded by Gardai.There were no signs of a struggle but many of the man’s personal belongings are still onboard. Gardai have now listed the skipper of the boat, who is from Buncrana on the Inishowen Peninsula, as officially missing.The man’s family say they are very concerned about his welfare and have not heard from him in almost two weeks.A spokesman for the Malin Head Radio Coastguard said “There is serious concern for this man and we are appealing for anybody who may know of his whereabouts to contact the Gardai.“All his personal belongings including his car keys are untouched on the boat.“We have tried to telephone him but his mobile phone is not ringing.” The Donegal Mountain Rescue Team were drafted in today to search nearby uplands for fear the man could be injured.The Rescue 118 helicopter from Sligo also patrolled Sheephaven Bay along with the marine rescue services including the Mulroy Coastguard.MISSING SKIPPER UPDATE: CAR AND KEYS FOUND BUT STILL NO SIGN OF SAILOR was last modified: June 30th, 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:sheephaven bayskipperWood MagidYachtlast_img read more