Man injured in Letterkenny hammer attack – two serious assaults at weekend

first_imgA man sustained serious injuries to his head after being struck by a hammer in Letterkenny at the weekend.The man was set upon at around 1am on Sunday morning in the Pearse Road area, close to the Riverside apartments.A man is believed to have been attacked by two males, who used weapons, including a hammer, during the course of the attack. Garda Rafferty asked in a weekly community alert for anyone who lives in the area and who saw or heard anything to make contact with Gardaí at Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to two serious assaults in Letterkenny in the early hours of Sunday morning.It is not believed that the two are connected.At around 4.30am, a male was set upon at Oldtown Road. The man was waiting on a lift at Lower Main Street when he was approach by a group of makes and one female. He was verbally abused before being attacked at Old Town Road where he received ‘quite a few injuries’, Garda Rafferty said.Again, witnesses are asked to contact Gardaí at Letterkenny on 074-9167100 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.Man injured in Letterkenny hammer attack – two serious assaults at weekend was last modified: April 17th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:assaultGardaiHAMMERletterkennyLetterkenny GardaiOld Town RoadPearse Roadlast_img read more

Not-so-little announcements from Donegal’s Little Hours

first_imgIt’s a big day for John Doherty of Donegal band Little Hours.The Killybegs musician is back with a new single, a debut album announcement and new tour dates. The news is just as upbeat as Dream, Girl – Little Hours’ first release of the year – which is a feel-good soulful record that will be a big hit on the airwaves. Dream, Girl is out now on Spotify, iTunes and other streaming sites. Fans will have another few months to wait for the full album, Now The Lights Have Changed, which will be released on 20th September 2019.Little Hours – Dream, GirlThe new track may be fun, but John has warned that his popular emotional and atmospheric songs will still be a big feature of the album. “It’s not going to be a nice happy album,” John told Donegal Daily.“There will be more tracks like what I’ve put out before and some a bit more sad. I’m really happy with the mix of different tracks. I think every song has a place.” Donegal elements will be strong in Now The Lights Have Changed. Recorded and produced by Tommy McLaughlin of Attica Audio in Termon, there will be some familiar voices with guest vocialists such as Chanele McGuinness from Ballyshannon and Malin trio The Henry Girls.Recording in his favourite studio, John took the opportunity to add new sounds with a string quartet from Belfast, more gospel backing vocals and more soul.“I’m delighted with how everything has turned out. I just can’t wait to get it out,” he said.Little Hours will be celebrating the new album release with fans across Ireland with a tour in September and October. Their home show will be in An Grianan Theatre on 21st September. Tickets are out this Monday.  The Letterkenny show will be something special for John, he said: “An Grianan is probably my favourite venue to play by far. I’ve done the big venues like the 3Arena and Olympia Theatre as a support act, but there’s something about An Grianan. It’s the atmosphere, it’s the way everyone listens.”For those who can’t wait until September, Little Hours will play The Sugar Club in Dublin on 24th July. The gig will be a chance to catch a sneak preview of some of the new album tracks and there are just a few tickets remaining.John is also looking forward to getting the Dream, Girl video out soon. “We are working on it at the moment. I’m really happy with the idea we have. It will be a topic that’s a bit controversial at the moment but I think it will do really well,” he said.The video won’t be the only creative output from the new album. Fans who pre-order Now The Lights Have Changed will be gifted an art print by John. “I paint a bit on the side. I did the artwork for the singles and you’ll see some of my paintings on the inside of the album cover too,” he said.“I know that if I liked an artist myself, I would love to get something from them, it’s a personal touch.”Listen to Dream, Girl or Pre-Order Now The Lights Have Change from this link now : https://orcd.co/dreamgirlTickets for Little Hours’ Irish tour are out on Monday 15th July: 20th September / Galway / Róisín Dubh21st September / Letterkenny / An Grianan Theatre26th September / Limerick / Dolans Pub27th September / Cork / Cyprus Avenue28th September / Dundalk / Spirit Store4th October / Listowel / Mike The PiesNot-so-little announcements from Donegal’s Little Hours was last modified: July 12th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:albumJohn Dohertylittle hoursMUSIClast_img read more

South Africa wins investment awards

first_img15 April 2016South Africa won two investment awards at the second Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Ministerial Economic and Business Conference, held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), on 12 April.The IORA conference formed part of the Annual Investor Meeting (AIM) hosted by UAE Vice President Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. AIM focuses on foreign direct investment (FDI) attractiveness, best practice, global hot spots and future FDI destinations, particularly for emerging economies.Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Mzwandile Masina accepted the two awards, presented by UAE Minister of Economy Saeed Al Mansoori. The awards included a runner-up prize from AIM for the best investment project facilitated in the Southern African region.That project is the R350-million Mpact PET recycling project, launched this month in Wadeville, Gauteng, that recycles polyethylene terephthalate plastics.The second award was a third place for InvestSA as best investment agency in the IORA, an international organisation consisting of coastal states bordering the Indian Ocean, including India, Australia and various Middle Eastern states.Tripartite in nature, the organisation unites representatives of government, business and academia to promote co-operation and closer interaction between the countries in the region.The main principle of IORA is seeking a more open regionalism in order to strengthen economic co-operation, trade facilitation, as well as investment and social development between the 20 member countries and seven non-Indian Ocean dialogue members, including China, the US and UK. The IORA headquarters is in Ebene, Mauritius.@Economyae @AIM_Congress #UAE hosts the 2nd IORA Ministerial Economic & Business Conference pic.twitter.com/9tn8EGt1lZ— UAE TradeOfficeIndia (@UAETradeOffice) April 12, 2016It is the second year that the awards have been presented, with this year’s focus on small and medium enterprises (SME) and finding investment opportunities in innovation.Masina says the recognition from IORA was a vote of confidence in South Africa as an investment destination, as well as a boost for InvestSA’s mission to improve the South African investment climate through the fast-tracking, unblocking and reduction of bureaucratic obstacles to build relationships between foreign and local businesses.“These investment awards are evident that our investment division, Invest South Africa, can compete, is right there with the best and is capable of facilitating large-scale projects. Winning two investment awards demonstrate that the government remains hard at work and will continue to make South Africa an attractive destination.”Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

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