NCAA: Lyceum beats San Beda, sweeps first round

first_imgView comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Asian Games: PH volleyball team falls to Japan for 0-2 record DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lyceum completed a first round sweep after toppling defending champion San Beda, 73-66, in the NCAA Season 94 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ CJ Perez fired a game-high 22 points and grabbed 13 rebounds while Jaycee Marcelino added 13 points, including the game-clinching three-point play with 14 seconds left for the Pirates, who hiked their record to 9-0.Perez exploded in the second half, where he scored 18 points, including 10 in the final frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Donald Tankoua had 19 points and 18 rebounds for the Red Lions, who suffered their first loss after a 6-0 start. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

CMUSU Honors District #12 Lawmaker

first_imgA Consortium of Montserrado University Student Unions (CMCUS) over the weekend honored and certificated Montserrado County Electoral District #12 Lawmaker Richmond Anderson for his “commitment to the residents and the country, which includes educating some of the youths in the district.”CMCUS leadership honored Rep. Anderson on Saturday in his district office in Gardnersville. Mohammed Sheriff, CMUSU’s National Chairman, described Rep. Anderson as an outstanding developmental lawmaker and fearless astute politician that has exposed and prevented some of the “unbearable” situations in the district.Sheriff recalled how Anderson has continuously helped to improve the district when he provided scholarships to deserving students as well as initiating other development projects.In response, Rep. Anderson expressed gratitude to the organization for recognizing his effort to ensure that the district becomes developed.Rep. Anderson called on critics to desist from vices that would undermine the development of the district.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Nine dead in Nebraska mall shooting

first_img Maruca said Hawkins was fired from his job at a nearby McDonald’s this week and had recently broken up with a girlfriend. Police received a 911 call from someone inside the mall, and shots could be heard in the background, Negron said. By the time officers arrived six minutes later, the shooting was over, she said. The Omaha World-Herald reported that the gunman had a military-style haircut and a black backpack, and wore a camouflage vest. “Everybody was scared, and we didn’t know what was going on,” said Belene Esaw-Kagbara, 31, a Von Maur employee. “We didn’t know what to do. I was praying that God protect us.” Mickey Vickory, who worked at Von Maur’s third-floor service department, said she heard shots at about 1:50 p.m. She and her co-workers and customers went into a back closet behind the wrapping room to hide, then emerged about a half-hour later when police shouted to come out with their hands up. As police took them to another part of the mall for safety, they saw the victims. “We saw the bodies and we saw the blood,” she said. Keith Fidler, another Von Maur employee, said he heard a burst of five to six shots followed by 15 to 20 more rounds. Fidler said he huddled in the corner of the men’s clothing department with about a dozen other employees until police yelled to get out of the store. Witness Shawn Vidlak said the shots sounded like a nail gun. At first he thought it was noise from construction work at the mall. “People started screaming about gunshots,” Vidlak said. “I grabbed my wife and kids we got out of there as fast as we could.” Shortly after the shooting, which came three weeks before Christmas, a group of shoppers came out of the building with their hands raised. Some were still holding shopping bags. Police told people to park their cars at businesses across from the mall and to wait for their loved ones, then directed them to an Omaha hotel to await information. President Bush was in Omaha on Wednesday for a fundraiser, but left about an hour before the shooting. “Having just visited with so many members of the community in Omaha today, the president is confident that they will pull together to comfort one another,” White House press secretary Dana Perino said. The Von Maur store is part of a 22-store Midwestern chain. The sprawling, three-level mall has more than 135 stores and restaurants. It gets 14.5 million visitors every year, according to its Web site. It was the second mass shooting at a mall this year. In February, nine people were shot, five of them fatally, at Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City. The gunman, 18-year-old Sulejman Talovic, was shot and killed by police.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 MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat Kings He was found dead on the third floor with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and his victims were discovered on the second and third floors, police said. “My knees rocked. I didn’t know what to do, so I just ran with everybody else,” said Kevin Kleine, 29, who was shopping with her 4-year-old daughter at the Westroads Mall, in a prosperous neighborhood on the city’s west side. She said she hid in a dressing room with four other shoppers and an employee. Sgt. Teresa Negron said the gunman killed eight people, then apparently killed himself. Authorities gave no motive for the attack and said they did not know whether he said anything during the rampage. Hawkins lived for a little more than a year with a friend’s family in a house in a middle-class Bellevue neighborhood. “When he first came in the house, he was introverted, a troubled young man who was like lost pound puppy that nobody wanted,” said Debora Maruca, who owns the home. OMAHA, Neb. – A man opened fire with a rifle at a busy department store Wednesday, killing eight people before taking his own life in an attack that made holiday shoppers run screaming through a mall and barricade themselves in dressing rooms. Five more people were wounded, two critically. The gunman left a suicide note that was found at his home by his mother, said a law enforcement official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak. TV station KETV reported that the note said he wanted to “go out in style.” The official identified the gunman as Robert A. Hawkins, age 20. Witnesses said the gunman fired down on shoppers from a third-floor balcony of the Von Maur store. One witness told a TV station that he shot up a teddy bear as he sprayed fire on shoppers.last_img read more

The players released by each Premier League club after the 2016/17 season

first_img 20 Burnley have released six players – Joey Barton (above), George Green, Christian Hill, Michael Kightly, Taofiq Olomowewe and Richard Pingling. So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, goodbye.Admittedly, when Premier League clubs informed their players they weren’t needed and were being released it probably didn’t sound quite as jovial as the Sound of Music kids singing their way to bed.No, it was probably more along the lines of ‘good luck in your future endeavours’.Anyway, here is the list of players each club playing in the 2016/17 Premier League season have decided to wish luck for the future.PREMIER LEAGUE DONE DEALS SO FAR Everton have released 10 players – Arouna Kone (above), Conor McAleny, Jack Bainbridge, Delial Brewster, Michael Donohue, Tyrone Duffus, Russell Griffiths, Connor Hunt, Josef Yarney, James Yates. Hull (relegated) have released five players – Alex Bruce, Luke Lofts, Shaun Maloney (above), Bradley Maslen-Jones, Johan Ter Horst. Liverpool have released seven players – Tom Brewitt, Jake Brimmer, Jack Dunn, Toni Gomes, Kane Lewis, Alex Manninger (above, retired), Adam Phillips. Premier League champions Chelsea have released two players – John Terry (above) and Alex Davey. 20 Middlesbrough (relegated) have released 10 players – Victor Valdes (above), Brad Guzan, Bradley Fewster, Niall McGoldrick, Lewis Maloney, Junior Mondal, Jo Wheatley, Nathan Convery, Brandon Holdsworth and Matthew Wilson. Leicester have released seven players – Michael Cain, David Domej, Brandon Fox, Cedric Kipre, Matthew Miles, Kairo Mitchell and Marcin Wasilewski (above). 20 20 20 20 Man City have released eight players – Willy Caballero, Jesus Navas, Gael Clichy, Bacary Sagna, Pablo Zabaleta, Callum Bullock, Billy O’Brien and Ellis Plummer. 20 20 20 20 20 20 Southampton have released four players – Martin Caceres, Lloyd Isgrove, Cuco Martina (above) and Harley Willard. Man United have released just one player – Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the only player to depart Old Trafford. 20 20 20 20 20 West Ham have released five players – Alvaro Arbeloa (above), Sam Howes, Sam Ford, Kyle Knoyle and Sam Westley. Arsenal have released four players so far – click right to see who your club has released – Yaya Sanogo (above), Stefan O’Connor, Kristopher da Graca and Kostas Piles are all on their way. Sunderland (relegated) have released 11 players – Victor Anichebe, George Brady, Will Buckley, Dan Casey, Jan Kirchhoff, Sebastian Larsson (above), Carl Lawson, Joleon Lescott, John O’Shea, Oliver Pain and Steven Pienaar. Bournemouth have released three players – Callum Buckley, Jake McCarthy and Alexander Neal. Swansea have released eight players – Gerhard Tremmel (above), Marvin Emnes, Liam Shephard, Josh Vickers, Owain Jones, Tom Dyson, Tom Holland and Alex Samuel. Stoke have released seven players – Daniel Bachmann, Shay Given (above), Liam Edwards, Harry Isted, Joel Taylor, George Waring and Harvey Read. Tottenham have released one player – Filip Lesniak. 20 Crystal Palace have released 11 players – Corie Andrews, Kwesi Appiah, Jonathan Benteke, Fraizer Campbell, Luke Croll, Mathieu Flamini (above), Ezekiel Fryers, Ryan King-Elliott, Joe Ledley, Randell Williams and Ben Wynter. Watford have released nine players – Rene Gilmartin (above), Mathias Ranegie, Ola Adeyemo, Charlie Bannister, Ogo Obi, Rhyle Ovenden, Josh Roe, Treon Johnson and Andrew Thomas. West Brom have released seven players – Daniel Barbir, Zachary Elbouzedi, Darren Fletcher (above), Callam Jones, Sebastien Pocognoli, Jack Rose and Andre Wright. 20 20last_img read more

Red Bull failed to give shoplifter wings!

first_imgA man who stole a can of Red Bull from a Letterkenny garage failed to get wings when he appeared in court.Remus Cirpaci appeared before Letterkenny District Court charged with stealing the €2.15 energy drink from the Dry Arch Service Station on February 19th last. Judge Paul Kelly was left somewhat surprised when Cirpaci, of Ballymacool Woods appeared before him clutching another can of Red Bull.His solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian remarked that his client had perhaps not prepared in the best way for his appearance in court.The 31-year-old single man, who was caught on CCTV stealing the drink, said he was sorry for what he had done.Judge Paul Kelly fined Cirpaci €100.Red Bull failed to give shoplifter wings! was last modified: April 13th, 2018 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:courtletterkennyRed Bulltheftlast_img read more

GOTCHA! BIRD-LOVER REUNITED WITH RARE FALCON

first_imgThe bird-lover who located his missing bird of prey on Tory Island has been reunited with his rare falcon.And Karl Lawlor was so worried about losing the bird again that he kept it in his hotel bedroom after catching it!Karl (pictured right) had almost given up hope of finding his expensive Gyrxsaker Falcon after his fled his home in Slane, Co Meath two weeks ago. He even hired a light aircraft to comb fields and hillsides around Co Meath hoping to locate the rare bird of prey but with no luck.But this week a tourist out walking on the remote Donegal island spotted a bird with a bell and a ring on its legs.Owen Clarke contacted Birdwatch Ireland who were aware that Karl had lost his bird.Karl couldn’t believe his luck and hot-footed it to Tory last night. Using a GPS system he was able to locate the bird on the island and had it captured within minutes.A relieved Karl last night paid tribute to the people of the remote island who helped him find his missing bird.He has even named the female falcon Tory in honour of the island and its people.“In the end it was pretty easy when we got to the island because we had the GPS system and thankfully it was still working.“I can’t tell you how delighted I was when I saw her. It was just brilliant. “I kept her in my bedroom overnight. There was no way she was getting out of my sight again,” he laughed.And he added “The people of Tory have been amazing. They met me off the ferry and were just so friendly and relaxed.“I lost my bird but found it again and now I have a lot of new friends. It has been an amazing experience.“This is my first time on Tory but it certainly won’t be my last.” GOTCHA! BIRD-LOVER REUNITED WITH RARE FALCON was last modified: August 17th, 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:BIRD LOVERFalconKARL LAWLORTory Islandlast_img read more

San Dimas, Bonita rivalry won’t go away

first_imgSAN DIMAS – Bill Zernickow lives in Claremont but does some of his shopping at the Target store in La Verne. Why not? It’s the closest one to his home. Zernickow can walk through the aisles of the La Verne Target with no problem 51 weeks out of the year. But not this week. This is the week where everything changes. And there is much more at stake than Zernickow’s shopping habits. Tonight, the Zernickow-coached San Dimas Saints and their rivals, the Bonita Bearcats, will meet in the annual Smudge Pot game for the 34th time. It is an intradistrict battle between the neighboring cities of San Dimas and La Verne, two places that have somehow retained the apple-pie feel of small-town America while a metropolis grew around them. “We were always the same way.” San Dimas is hoping to repeat the ’93 scenario. The Saints have struggled with an 0-4 start while Bonita is 4-0. At Bonita, where the Smudge Pot has resided eight of the last nine years, students spent the week throwing anti-Saints rallies and decorated the school’s classroom windows with signs and pro-Bearcat slogans. San Dimas celebrated by having an anti-green day Wednesday (no students were allowed to wear Bonita’s colors) and a blue-and-gold day Thursday (no students were allowed to wear anything but San Dimas colors). “It doesn’t matter if part of your family went to San Dimas and part went to Bonita,” said former Bearcat David Musa, who helps coach his ex-team. “There’s still hatred there.” Said Zernickow: “These players grew up as little boys, dreaming about playing in the Smudge Pot game, under the lights, with 10,000 people in the stands. The Smudge Pot means everything.” That is why Zernickow isn’t welcome at his favorite Target store this week. And why he has been getting calls all week – some from complete strangers – asking him to beat Bonita and bring back the Smudge Pot. That’s a familiar story to Zernickow’s mentor, Bonita coach Eric Podley. Zernickow was Podley’s defensive coordinator at Northview from 1997-98, and the first-year San Dimas coach said Podley is “my father in coaching.” The two have remained close friends and even had an hour-long phone conversation Tuesday, adding more spice to tonight’s game – not that any was needed. After all, Podley said, the matchup might not ever lose its intensity. “Both cities have limited growth potential,” he said, “so it’s less likely they’ll add another high school and dilute the rivalry. “It’ll be these same two high schools for the next 30 years, just like it’s been for the last 30 years.” The Smudge Pot figures to stand the test of time as well. It is a silver relic from the era where the pots were used to heat citrus orchards to ward off frost. The Bonita-San Dimas version has the score of every game etched on a plaque and bolted to the pot’s base. Bonita linebacker Pablo Garay often goes out of his way to walk by the Smudge Pot in its custom-built trophy case. “I think, `That’s ours. It’s staying here,’ ” he said. Naturally, players like the Saints’ Chad Massey and Eric Samples beg to differ. “We’ve been trying to please other people in the last four games,” Samples said. “We’re going to do it for family, do it for each other.” Said Massey: “Everyone’s been doubting us because of the season we’ve had so far … it would really mean a lot (to win).” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Bonita alum Glenn Davis gave the school a Heisman Trophy from his award-winning 1946 season. But which Bonita trophy has the most prestigious placement, sitting in the central office for all to see? It’s not the Heisman. It’s the Smudge Pot. Winning the Smudge Pot, which stays at the victorious school for a year, can be a season-making event that stays with players and coaches for generations. To wit: In 1993, San Dimas entered Smudge Pot week 0-9. But the team upset Bonita 19-0 and brought home the trophy, so everyone deemed it a successful season. “As a coach, you try to fight it,” said San Dimas assistant coach Mark Stevenson, a senior on that ’93 squad. “But these players are so much more worried about beating Bonita than they are about winning the league and going on in the playoffs. last_img

Local food bank survives national crunch

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals “We only had four Scouts participate in the annual Scouting for Food collection,” she said. “Some people donated through their churches and, really, people’s pockets are only so deep.” While supplies have stabilized, the number of people needing assistance has increased. In 2004, the pantry served 3,200 people. Now 3,427 – half of them children – actively rely on the pantry. Even though lines have been forming in front of the Railroad Avenue building early on pickup days, Crawford is concerned that people who need food are coming in less frequently because of transportation costs. “We polled the people who used to come in twice a month and now only come in once a month, and they all said it was because of the cost of gas,” she said. “They might combine trips to the pantry with doctor visits or whenever they can get a ride from the neighbor. If they depend on the bus, you can only take so much onboard. But if they don’t have the gas, we don’t see them, and that worries us.” The pantry recently started a new outreach program in the Acton-Agua Dulce area, where food is distributed the second Thursday of each month. Crawford said there have been fewer people from the Castaic and Val Verde areas, and she suspects the higher cost of gas is the culprit. SANTA CLARITA – Recent dips in Southern California food bank donations, brought about by relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina that diverted supplies and cash, had a limited effect locally. “Our donations were down a bit the week after the hurricane, but we fully expected that,” said Belinda Crawford, executive director of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. Crawford said there also was a local reduction in the variety available from the federal Emergency Food Assistance Program. “We usually can choose from 12 to 15 items; our choices went down to dried macaroni and dried lima beans,” she said. Crawford said limited donations have been on the minds of local nonprofit groups’ leaders and evident in smaller numbers of volunteers conducting food drives since the hurricane. `’We’re looking for some partners to help in those areas,” Crawford said, adding that the organization just needs a place to hold the periodic distributions. “I’ve been busy on the phone.” Pantry sponsors also are busy with the program Hunger Doesn’t Take A Holiday, which replaces the annual Adopt A Family campaign. Individuals, families, clubs and other groups are asked to donate gift cards from grocers and local variety stores to the pantry, rather than purchase gifts for children and food for a particular low-income family. “Who knows the children better than their parents?” Crawford said. “This brings the parents back into the giving role and makes them active participants, which is more dignified. I think it’s going to be so much more effective.” To donate gift cards to the pantry, mail or drop them off to 24133 Railroad Ave. in Newhall. For information or to volunteer at the pantry, call Crawford at (661) 255-9078. Food Pantry hours are 9 a.m. to noon Mondays through Thursdays and 10 a.m. to noon the first Saturday of each month. Senior Friday is the third Friday of each month. Carol Rock, (661) 257-5252 carol.rock@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

Football Routs Butler, 36-6

first_img Photo Gallery Listen Live Watch Live Box Score (PDF) The defense set the tone for the game forcing an early punt following a huge sack from Erin Morgan (Aurora, Ill.). Following a Drake punt, Nathan Clayberg (Pella, Iowa) sealed the three-and-out with another sack on third down, but Drake’s offense could not convert on those early opportunities.”It begins on the line and our defensive line is playing well with a lot of depth,” Fox said. “That gives the guys behind them the chance to make plays and that’s what’s happening right now.” It was not until Drake’s Butler intercepted a pass and gave the offense the ball at Butler’s 46-yard line that Drake was able to find the endzone first with 2:44 left in the opening quarter on a 42-yard pass from Kraemer to DeLeon.Drake kept its momentum rolling into the second quarter with an interception from Will Warner, who returned the ball to the ball to the 1-yard line. Hartwing was able to punch it in for a 1-yard touchdown to put the Bulldogs up 14-0.Butler found its way into the red zone for the first time with just less than two minutes to go in the first half but the Drake defense was able to make a fourth-down stop to preserve the first-half shutout.With 6:47 left in the third, Hartwig took in his second touchdown of the day giving Drake a 21-0 lead. Following the kickoff, Butler was forced to punt on fourth down, but it was blocked by Will Kulick and recovered by Drake on Butler’s 26-yard line. The block was Kulick’s second in as many games. That special teams’ play set up a Kraemer-to-Doran connection to make the score 27-0 following a blocked PAT.The fourth quarter began with another connection between Kraemer and Doran to make the score 34-0. Both teams exchanged drives throughout the quarter as Drake got its reserves valuable playing time before the Butler offense found a brief weakness in the Drake defense with quarterback Will Marty finding Stephen Dennis in the endzone for a 21-yard touchdown.Drake blocked the extra point and Zac Rujawitz (Edwardsville, Ill.) ran it back 98 yards for two points for the final score of 36-6.Drake is back home again next weekend in PFL action against Stetson University in Drake Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. Print Friendly Version Box Score (HTML) Stetson 10/13/2018 – 1 p.m.center_img Story Links DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team’s defense had another dominant performance to lead Drake to a 36-6 win over Butler at Drake Stadium Saturday, Oct. 6, to remain on top of the Pioneer Football League standings at 2-0 in league play.Drake (3-1, 2-0 PFL) allowed only 253 total yards of offense and just 176 through the first three quarters. Butler (3-2, 1-1 PFL) gained only 119 yards on the ground and 134 yards in the air while running 33 more plays than Drake.Kieran Severa (Lawrence, Kan.) led the way for the Drake with 10 tackles, six solo and four unassisted. Nathan Clayberg (Pella, Iowa) also contributed with five total tackles and a solo sack. Jabari Butler (Chicago, Ill.) and Will Warner (Pella, Iowa) each contributed an interception as well.”Our defense is playing so well it gives our offense time to adjust,” said Drake head coach Rick Fox. “Our defense came out, played well and our offense and special teams were able to make the adjustments they needed to get the W today.”The turnovers generated by the defense provided the offense with momentum and great field position. Quarterback Grant Kraemer (Northridge, Calif.) completed 17-of-18 passes for 245 yards with three passing touchdowns. Two touchdown passes went to Steven Doran (Germantown, Wis.) and the other went to Zach DeLeon (Leawood, Kan.). Doran has hauled in five touchdown passes in his last two games.”It always starts up front, giving Grant the time to do the things he does,” Fox said. “Our receivers are just big physical guys and that gives them the chance to catch 50-50 balls and make plays.”Braeden Hartwig (Lincoln, Neb.) also contributed two rushing touchdowns for Drake. Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats ESPN 1350 KRNTlast_img read more

MAJELLA REVEALS SHE IS TO HAVE BREASTS REMOVED IN CANCER BATTLE

first_imgMajella O’Donnell has revealed she is having a double mastectomy in February.Daniel and MajellaThe 53 year old mum of two said it was her choice to have both her breasts removed in her ongoing battle with cancer.“I’m not worried about it. It’s like everything, I face it and just get on with it and I’m not going to worry about it or think about it too much at this stage – I just want to enjoy Christmas. “It’s my own choice, I don’t have to, but that’s the way I want to go,” she said.Majella and husband Daniel were back in Ireland yesterday to cut the ribbon on the opening of the Best of Irish Designs Collection in Clery’s Department store.Majella added that she is looking forward to a quiet Christmas in Donegal.She also said she has to remain strong following the death of her father Tom Roche in Tenerife in October. “I must be a strong person because between the cancer and my father dying very suddenly, it’s been a very tough time,” she said.MAJELLA REVEALS SHE IS TO HAVE BREASTS REMOVED IN CANCER BATTLE was last modified: December 11th, 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:DanielMajella O’Donnellmastectomylast_img read more