Unbeaten Bivol beats Pascal to retain light heavyweight belt

first_imgBivol (15-0, 11 KOs), who owns the WBA’s version of the 175-pound title, said he wanted to fight another of the division’s champions next and if he couldn’t would even consider dropping down for the right bout at super middleweight.The victory over Pascal (33-6-1, 20 KOs) came in the main event of HBO’s final “World Championship Boxing” card. The network plans to stop boxing coverage after 45 years.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Saturday, March 3, 2018 file photo, Dmitry Bivol, of Russia, looks on against Sullivan Barrera, of Cuba, during their WBA light heavyweight title boxing match in New York. Dmitry Bivol knew where he wanted to go in his boxing career straight to the top of one of the HBO cards he used to watch replays of while growing up in Russia. Now Bivol is a light heavyweight champion and on Saturday night, Nov. 24, 2018 he’ll finally be an HBO headliner. He meets former champion Jean Pascal in Atlantic City as the featured bout of HBO’s World Championship Boxing series.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Unbeaten Dmitry Bivol retained his light heavyweight championship Saturday night with a unanimous decision victory over former champion Jean Pascal.The Russian won by scores of 119-109 on two cards and 117-111 on the third in the bout at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 awardcenter_img Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Spurs Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

Atlanta Hawks escape Minnesota Timberwolves in OT

first_imgRussel Westbrook explodes for 40 as Thunder pull away to beat Suns Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “We’re a young team and we like to play fast,” Bazemore said. “With all the inexperience out there and playing fast, it’s kind of a bad combo for taking care of the ball. But, you know, Coach . doesn’t tell guys to be less of themselves. He wants everyone to be aggressive.”The Timberwolves were done in by missed free throws, dunks and layups.After Huerter’s 3 made it 121-117, Karl-Anthony Towns made two free throws before Andrew Wiggins went to the line for two shots with 4.5 seconds left. After missing two big free throws a few seconds earlier, Wiggins hit the first but missed his second.Dedmon hit his two foul shots with 1.7 seconds left. Rookie Josh Okogie pumped faked DeAndre Bembry and tried to draw contact from the corner, but his 3-point attempt fell short without a whistle.Bazemore sent it to overtime with a fast-break layup after stealing an inbounds pass with 20 seconds left to play. Justin Anderson blocked Derrick Rose’s buzzer-beater attempt as time expired.ADVERTISEMENT Atlanta Hawks’ Kent Bazemore, right, drives as Atlanta Hawks’ Alex Poythress, left, sets a pick on Minnesota Timberwolves’ Andrew Wiggins during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS  — With the Hawks’ momentum gone and a noisy sellout crowd cheering the Timberwolves, first-year Atlanta coach Lloyd Pierce made a bold prediction.“I told our guys at the end of the third quarter, ‘This is going to be our best win of the season,’” Pierce said.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title It certainly wasn’t their prettiest with 24 turnovers, but the Hawks made just enough hustle plays to overcome blowing a 22-point lead and beat Minnesota 123-120 in overtime Friday night.Kent Bazemore scored 23 points and John Collins added 21 to back up Pierce’s boast.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It definitely shows you he has confidence in what we’re capable of,” said Dewayne Dedmon, who made two big foul shots with 1.7 seconds left to preserve the win. “Just hearing that made us just turn up a little bit and keep fighting.”Trae Young and Kevin Huerter each had big 3-pointers in the final minutes of overtime, and the Hawks earned their fifth road win despite matching their season high in turnovers. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ROSE UPDATERose scored 25 points but sprained his right ankle late. He started again for PG Jeff Teague, who missed his sixth straight game with inflammation in his left ankle.TALKING BASKETBALLLynx star Rebekkah Brunson will be part of the Timberwolves’ broadcast team this season. She’ll do 10 upcoming games either as a second analyst during the game or work on the pregame show. Brunson’s in-game debut will be on Jan. 2 when Minnesota visits Boston. Former Lynx player Lindsay Whalen did eight broadcasts last season.TIP-INSHawks: Bazemore has scored 20 points in five of his last eight games. … Alex Poythress scored 12 points in his third game since being called up from the G League. All of his points came in the first quarter. … It was only the second time this season Atlanta has held a 20-point lead; the Hawks won the first game on Oct. 21 at Cleveland.Timberwolves: Rookie Keita Bates-Diop was active for the game for the first time since being recalled Dec. 22 from Iowa of the G League. “He’ll be back with us for a while now, and then when we have another opportunity to send him down we will. But he’s coming along very nicely,” coach Tom Thibodeau said.UP NEXTHawks: Host Cleveland on Saturday night.Timberwolves: Visit Miami on Sunday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MINNESOTA MISCUESThe Wolves were out of sorts from the start; Wiggins forgot to put his jersey on underneath his warmups, and things went downhill in a hurry.Towns led the Wolves with 31 points and 19 rebounds. Robert Covington had 28 points but missed a dunk late in regulation and, in overtime, lost the ball on a wide-open layup underneath the basket. Young followed by hitting a 3 to give Atlanta a 118-117 lead with 1:49 to play.The Timberwolves erased a 22-point deficit after Atlanta silenced the home crowd early with a season-high 42 first-quarter points. The Wolves held the Hawks to 47 total over the next two quarters.“We came out the second half and played with the edge we should have for all 48,” Towns said. “We put ourselves in that position. We dug ourselves out of a tremendous hole. We just didn’t close it out.”Minnesota went 21 of 38 from the free throw line.“It happens, “Wiggins said. “It’s one of those days and one of those games.”WIGGINS’ FREE-THROW WOESWiggins, a career 74 percent free-throw shooter, was Minnesota’s biggest offender from the stripe. He went 5 of 12 and heard frustrated boos from the home crowd.“That’s fans for you. We’ve got some (expletive) fans and we’ve got some good fans. That’s just how it works,” he said. View commentslast_img read more

GRPA asks court to quash appointment of RAC Chairman

first_imgThe Guyana Rice Producers Association (GRPA) is asking the High Court to quash the appointment of the Chairman of the Rice Assessment Committee (RAC) of Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Omadatt Chandan. The GRPA also wants the Court to set aside all decisions taken by the Committee since its establishment. The Fixed Date Application was filed by Attorney Anil Nandlall and the matter has been fixed for hearing on December 11, 2019. In the legal documents seen by Guyana Times, the GRPA is asking the Court to declare that Chandan’s appointment is contrary to law, in excess of jurisdiction, violates the provisions of the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure Act) Chapter 69:02, is an abuse of power, is in breach of the Constitution of Guyana, is in breach of the principles of natural justice, is illegal, ultra vires, null, void and of no effect, and as such, issue an Order of Certiorari to quash his June 2018 appointment made by the Minister of Agriculture. The Association is also seeking an Order of Certiorari to quash all the decisions/orders made by Chandan, by having the Court declare that those decisions/orders in proceedings instituted by the Mahaica/Mahaicony/Abary- Agricultural Development Authority (MMA-ADA) – the third named defendant in the proceedings – under the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure) Act, Chapter 69:02, against 20 of its members are contrary to law, in excess of jurisdiction, violates the provisions of the Rice Farmers(Security of Tenure Act) Chapter 69:02, are an abuse of power, are in breach of the Constitution of Guyana, are in breach of the principles of natural justice, are illegal, ultra vires, null, void and of no effect. GRPA members Rameshwar Ramdatt, Arjune Persaud, Inshan Bacchus, Ahmad Subhan, Samad Rahim, Afraz Chintaman, Harripaul Baldeo, Rajesh Bissoon, Satyanand Persaud, Anirhu Rachpaul, Gewanram Khaderu, Bibi Salima Raffoodeen, Gopichand Ramjit, Lakeram Persaud, Rahaman Sherreiff, Seznarine, Ramdharie Girdharie, Albert Subhan, Ameer Ullah and Dhansew Sewsankar all had proceedings filed against them. Those cases commenced hearing at the Mahaicony Magistrate’s Court on October 8, 2019. As such, the Association wants the High Court to also issue an Order of Certiorari quashing all those proceedings, by declaring that the cases filed by Chandan under the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure) Act, Chapter 69:02, against the 20 GRPA members are contrary to law, in excess of jurisdiction, violates the provisions of the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure Act) Chapter 69:02, are an abuse of power, are illegal, ultra vires, null, void and of no effect. Further, the GRPA is asking the Court to issue a declaration that all proceedings filed by the MMA-ADA under the Rice Farmers(Security of Tenure) Act, Chapter 69:02, against its members are contrary to law, in excess of jurisdiction, violates the provisions of the Rice Farmers(Security of Tenure Act) Chapter 69:02, are an abuse of power, are illegal, ultra vires, null, void and of no effect, and as such, an Order of Certiorari should be issued, quashing all those proceedings. The Dharamkumar Seeraj-headed GRPA is also asking for any further orders or other reliefs the court deems just, along with costs. Since last year, Attorney Nandlall, representing the dozens of rice farmers at the Hope Estate who are being taken to court by Government for failing to pay a unilateral increase in land rents, had objected to the composition of the Rice Assessment Committee that was established to resolve the matter. Under the Rice Farmers (Security of Tenure) Act, all issues in relation to the recovery of rent of rice lands are governed by the Act, which provides for a Rice Assessment Committee to be the tribunal which determines all issues relating to rice lands. The Act also outlines how the Committee should be constituted and the qualifications of those appointed as members of the Committee. These appointments are made by the Agriculture Minister. Nandlall argued that the persons who constitute the Committee do not possess the qualifications as prescribed by the Act.last_img read more

Local MP tables gun bill on behalf of thousands of Canadians

first_imgOTTAWA, O.N. – The MP for Prince George,  Peace River, and the Northern Rockies tabled a bill on May 13th in the House of Commons on behalf of Marc Bennett to have the Armalite Rifle AR 15 turned to non-restricted status.The e-petition, which garnered the most signatures for any e-petition in Canadian history with 25,249 signatures was open for 120 days before MP Bob Zimmer presented it to the House of Commons.Zimmer read the petition, which stated the following:“We, the undersigned lawful firearms owners of Canada, request or call upon the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness to re-classify the Armalite Rifle 15 back to non-restricted status, so we can once again use this rifle to lawfully participate in the Canadian cultural practices of hunting in Canada”.- Advertisement -The Government of Canada now has 45 days to give a response to the petition.Just presented Petition E-111 by Marc Bennett to the HoC today. Sets a new record at 25249, highest in CDN history. pic.twitter.com/Kxlt6Rnt6fAdvertisement — Bob Zimmer MP (@bobzimmermp) May 13, 2016last_img read more

Bartra miss hands Bayern German Super Cup

first_img0Shares0000Bayern Munich’s midfielder Joshua Kimmich (L) and his teammates celebrate after scoring on August 5, 2017 © AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZDORTMUND, Germany, Aug 5 – Bayern Munich lifted the German Super Cup on Saturday with a 5-4 win in a penalty shoot-out at Borussia Dortmund after Marc Bartra had his crucial final spot-kick saved.The game finished 2-2 over 90 minutes as Christian Pulisic’s early goal for Dortmund was cancelled out by Robert Lewandowski. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, last season’s top-scorer in the Bundesliga, restored Dortmund’s lead with 19 minutes left before Lukasz Piszczek’s late own goal took the match straight to penalties.“We haven’t had much time to get ready, but now we had a little more time to train and I’m very happy that we won the first title,” said Lewandowski, who drilled home Bayern’s first penalty in the shoot-out.Ex-Barcelona defender Bartra, the only player badly injured in April’s bomb attack on the Dortmund team bus, saw the 12th spot-kick saved to hand Bayern the cup for the second year running.Aubameyang, the subject of a big-money offer from China, and Ousmane Dembele, who Barcelona have reportedly tabled a 70 million euros ($82.4m) offer for as Neymar’s replacement, both impressed for Dortmund.The win gives Bayern their first title of the season as the defending champions open the new Bundesliga season on Friday August 18 at home to Bayer Leverkusen.The victory offers head coach Carlo Ancelotti a welcome boost after his team lost five of their six previous warm-up games.“We know the pre-season hasn’t gone the way it should,” said Bayern’s goalkeeper Sven Ulreich, who saved Bartra’s kick.“Today we saw the real FC Bayern again and we proved we had the morale to come back.”World Cup-winner Mario Goetze was missing for German Cup winners Dortmund as the 25-year-old dropped out with a back injury after five months missing with a metabolic disorder.Dortmund’s defender Marc Bartra plays the ball on August 5, 2017 © AFP / PATRIK STOLLARZBayern were missing stars Jerome Boateng, David Alaba and Arjen Robben, while new-signing James Rodriguez is out with a hamstring injury.Dortmund took the lead after just 12 minutes when Javi Martinez lingered over the ball a fraction too long and was robbed by Pulisic.The 18-year-old US international sprinted away from the scrambling Munich defence.He tucked his shot past Sven Ulreich, Bayern’s stand-in goalkeeper with Germany’s shot-stopper Manuel Neuer just back in training after foot surgery, who later saved Bartra’s spot kick.Bayern drew level on 18 minutes when a super long pass from new-signing Sebastian Rudy found Kimmich, whose cross was buried by Lewandowski at close range.Bayern could have doubled their lead on 31 minutes when Thomas Mueller’s header forced Roman Burki into a point-blank save.Rudy’s long-range shot also needed a great save from the Dortmund shot-stopper.Both sides had their chances after the break, but Dembele’s pass picked out Aubameyang and the Gabon striker showed ice-cold finishing to put Dortmund ahead on 71 minutes.With time almost up, Rudy rattled the crossbar and Kimmich stabbed the ball home at the second attempt off Piszczek to take the game straight to spot kicks.Both Bayern’s Kimmich and Dortmund’s Sebastian Rode had their penalties saved in the shoot-out until Bartra’s shot was blocked by Ulreich to send the trophy to Munich.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

CLOUDIER, SHOWERS: THE DD MONDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL

first_imgDONEGAL Daily Weather Report, in association with The Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Tel 07491 22700. It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at Mount Errigal Hotel. Monday’s Donegal Weather: After another superb weekend, there will be a great deal more cloud across the county today. It was start dull in most places, the odd shower, especially in the north of the county.Temperatures by the afternoon will reach around 15C, so it is staying mild. And we might get some sunny spells between very light afternoon showers.It will become cold on Monday night as temperatures drop to around 6C in coastal areas and as low as 3C inland.Sources: Met eireann, BBCNI, Sky. DON’T FORGET: It’s Josper Monday – order a Josper Grill inspired main course and get a delicious homemade dessert FREE – today at Dexter’s at the Mount Errigal Hotel. Great food and great service – in all weathers! Tomorrow Monday will be dry in most areas for much of the day with sunny intervals. However well scattered showers will affect mainly inland areas during the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with light variable breezes.CLOUDIER, SHOWERS: THE DD MONDAY WEATHER REPORT WITH THE MOUNT ERRIGAL HOTEL was last modified: April 27th, 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:clouddonegal daily weatherletterkennyMount Errigal Hotelshowerssunshinelast_img read more

GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY

first_imgThe lotto numbers were 5,8,10,23 and the match 2 winner peter mc fadden, breenagh. Next weeks jackpot is €3,500. Sellers this week are John McGinley, Rashedoge and Shea Farrell.Circuits take place in the hall every Monday at 7pm for ladies and 8pm for men. All are welcome.The gym is ladies only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8pm. There will be Zumba Dance classes in the hall every Thursday @ 8.15pm, all are welcome.Friday 27th January is registration night so all members who wish to renew their membership should attend between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.. New members are more than welcome to attend. If you are living in Glenswilly and wish to join any of the activities at the club please drop in on Friday.All club equipment should be returned to the club for the annual audit. All key holders should register their keys with the secretary.All team managers should check their team equipment and arrange for replacement jersies through the treasurer. Managers are reminded to submit their plan for 2012 to the February committee meeting.SCÓR 2012 is underway. Anybody who wishes to take part in Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Recitation, Nuachleas or the Quiz should contact Phelim or Sé this week. If anybody is interested in helping side stage for the upcoming events they will be more than welcome.   GAA NOTES: GLENSWILLY was last modified: January 24th, 2012 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:Glenswilly GAA noteslast_img read more

ROADS WARNING AS DOWNPOURS HIT DONEGAL

first_imgAA IRELAND and Gardai have warned motorists across County Donegal to SLOW DOWN after several hours of heavy rain today.There are flooded roads in the following areas: Letterkenny, Ramelton, Lifford, Milford, Gaoth Dobhair and Pettigo.Met Eireann has just issued a gale warning and a flood warning for Ulster. It’s latest radar image shows the head of a storm hitting south Donegal. “Road conditions this evening are particularly poor,” said a Garda spokesman, “and we would urge motorists to slow down and take care.”AA Ireland echoed that advice saying motorists in the North West may have gotten used to the dry conditions of recent weeks and need to adjust their driving to suit these conditions.The bad news from Met Eireann is that more heavy rain will hit Donegal on Friday, though Saturday looks like being a much better day.  ROADS WARNING AS DOWNPOURS HIT DONEGAL was last modified: June 7th, 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:ROADS WARNING AS DOWNPOURS HIT DONEGALlast_img read more

Manufacturing sector stronger

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, sparked worries about interest rates when he remarked that inflation was nearing the high end of the Fed’s comfort signal. Markets viewed that comment as a signal that the central bank would keep raising interest rates in order to slow the economy and keep inflation from getting out of control. The Fed on Sept. 20 boosted a key interest rate for the 11th time, indicating that it was more worried about inflation than what it believed would be a short-lived slowdown from Katrina. Analysts at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said in a new report Tuesday that losses from bad loans could increase “for a period” at banks in the Gulf Coast areas affected by Katrina and Rita. “Although the full force of the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita will not be fully known for some time, it is clear that the scope of the devastation is unprecedented for the local economies and is projected to slow U.S. economic activity in the third and fourth quarters,” said Barbara Ryan, head of regional operations for the FDIC’s insurance and research division. The 2.5 percent increase in total factory orders in August was the best showing since a 4.2 percent rise in May. WASHINGTON – Orders to U.S. factories posted the best increase in three months in August as the manufacturing sector showed strength in the face of surging energy prices. The Commerce Department reported that orders rose by 2.5 percent to $395.2 billion, led by strong demand for computers and other electronic products. The increase followed a 2.5 percent drop in July which had fed worries that manufacturing, an energy-intensive sector of the economy, could falter as crude oil prices climbed to record levels. However, the August rebound and a big jump in September in a closely watched gauge of manufacturing sentiment should ease those worries. The Institute for Supply Management said that its index surged to a 13-month high of 59.4 percent in September despite the surge in energy prices and the battering the economy took from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. On Wall Street, stocks dropped sharply on Tuesday as several companies warned of profit shortfalls and investors grew concerned about higher interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 94.37 points to close at 10,441.11. Orders for durable goods, items expected to last three or more years, were up 3.4 percent in August, slightly better than the 3.3 percent increase that the government estimated in a preliminary report last week. The strength was led by a 5.5 percent surge in orders for computers and other electronic products. Demand for cars, airplanes and other transportation equipment rose by 1.4 percent in July after a 9.1 percent plunge in transportation orders in July. Excluding the increase in transportation, total orders would have been up by 2.7 percent, the best showing in this category in 17 months. Orders for nondurable goods posted a 1.6 percent increase after a 1 percent increase in July. Manufacturing was the hardest hit sector in the 2001 recession and there had been concerns that businesses might start cutting back on their orders out of concern over what rising energy prices might do to the economy. Analysts said the strong reading from the manufacturing gauge in September showed that so far manufacturing outside of the Gulf Coast area has not been hurt by the hurricanes. Economists still believe that the economy will see growth slashed by as much as a full percentage point in the second half of the year, reflecting a loss of perhaps 400,000 jobs from the hurricanes and the impact on consumer confidence from the surge in energy prices. 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

FROM FARM TO FORK – THE SECRET BEHIND GILDEA’S BUTCHERS

first_imgLee and Paddy Gildea pictured on their family farm. The Letterkenny butchers really can offer farm to fork meat because they meat they sell in the shop comes from their own farm.If there’s one thing the Gildeas know about it’s their meat – and that’s because it is THEIR meat!Because if there’s a secret ingredient as to why people continue to return to The Friendly Meat Shop in Letterkenny, it is because they know where the produce comes form – the Gildea’s own farm.Pictured from left in The Friendly Meat shop are Paddy Gildea, Jerry Drumm, Cathal McFadden and Lee Gildea.As people across Donegal continue to spread the message about shopping locally this Christmas, butcher Paddy Gildea is hoping they’ll also shop locally with their friendly butcher for truly premium quality beef. Paddy certainly knows a thing or two about products of distinction and the meat bought in the Friendly Meat Shop he now runs with son Lee and popular butcher Cathal McFadden can’t come any more local.“Customers are very conscious these days about where their food comes from and we often hear people talking about food that comes from farm to fork. That’s exactly what they get when they buy their meat from us.“It’s not just a case of us saying that we know who the farmers are who raised the beef that we sell. We are the farmers and we raise our own animals so our customers really are getting a product that comes from farm to fork,” Paddy explained.The secret to the superb quality, says Lee, comes in the hanging of the beef from animals they have slaughtered weekly at Edenmore Meats in Lifford and delivered then to their Friendly Meat Shop in Letterkenny. “There is a continuous cycle now of our own beef coming in fresh to the shop. It is then aged perfectly before it is presented to the customers as a product of excellence.”Lee maintained that the skills and experience his father and Cathal McFadden have amassed over the years are a source of great comfort to customers who feel reassured by the knowledge and expertise they have.“Many of the customers know my father from his previous store, his mobile butchers and indeed know Cathal too when he worked with my father in SuperValu.”But, he adds, even new customers are always impressed to see the butchers working on their own meat in store“We are very much a traditional butcher shop with skilled craftsmen who can be seen boning and cutting our own beef in store. People realise then they are not being presented with something produced in a factory and they understand that, not only do we know the art of butchery, we also truly appreciate what it is to produce really good food.” Paddy says their commitment to quality is such that they will only deal with people supplying the store who can deliver to the same high standards.“As well as our own beef we also use our farmland at Correnagh and Manorcunningham to raise lambs while our turkeys for instance will come only from Noone’s in Clonmany because we know that they too produce a top-quality product.”Having taken over the Friendly Meat Shop across from the old Dunne’s Stores just over three years ago, the Gildeas say they hope Donegal people are really genuine in their commitment to supporting smaller local businesses.“We are situated in a part of the town that has a small village-type community and small businesses that share many customers. We have a corner shop, vegetable and fish stalls, a chemist, our butcher store, a newspaper office, hotel, café and insurance office etc. There has been lots of people talking on social media and other outlets about supporting local business over the past few weeks in the run up to Christmas. I hope they really do that, in the knowledge that not only will they be supporting local jobs, but also that they’ll be guaranteed excellent produce like our very own farm to fork beef,” Paddy concluded.FROM FARM TO FORK – THE SECRET BEHIND GILDEA’S BUTCHERS was last modified: December 4th, 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:donegalFRIENDLY MEAT SHOPGILDEA BUTCHERSletterkennylast_img read more