A Donegal man has gone one further with perhaps the biggest ever Ice Bucket Challenge to date.Not only did Donegal Town man Niall Gillespie complete his challenge on top of a partially-built skyscraper above New York. But he also used a construction bucket holding perhaps at least a hundred gallons of freezing water.Niall completed the challenge with his buddy Henrique Almeida and even took off his hard hat for the challenge.The well-known Donegal man can be heard nominating his friends including Mark Sweeney.Another construction worker then throws a bucket of water over the pair. But Niall then suggests “I think we need a bigger bucket”.Suddenly across the skyline of the Big Apple a huge construction bucket appears before lining up to unleash the huge deluge on Niall and his buddy.A drenched Niall is then heard saying “It’s a good cause guys – donate the money.”Niall thanked Henrique for taking the plunge with him, and to Paddy (Hazel) & Billy for organising the bucket(s)!!!“We would like to nominate Juan Padilla, Mark Sweeney, Guta Gt and my wonderful sis Kally Peace. Ye can make the donations when you are waiting for the video to load!!!!” said Niall. DDTV – DONEGAL MAN BEHIND THE WORLD’S BIGGEST ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE! was last modified: August 24th, 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:donegalIce Bucket Challengenew yorkNiall Gillespie
FOOTBALL NONLEAGUE Thursday El Rancho vs. Whittier, at California HS, 7 p.m. Friday La Serna at California, 7 p.m. St. Paul at St. Francis, 7:30 p.m. Santa Fe at Pioneer, 7 p.m. Buena Park at La Habra, 7 p.m. Campbell Hall vs. Whittier Christian, at Whittier College, 7 p.m. Artesia at La Mirada, 7 p.m. Schurr at Montebello, 7 p.m. Bell-Jeff at Cantwell, 7 p.m. Saturday No games scheduled BOYS CROSS COUNTRY Olympic League at Arcadia County Park Maranatha, 15, Valley Christian 48. Maranatha 19, Whittier Chris 45. Whittier 24, Valley 36 1. Tony Hilling (M) 16:46, 2. David Abernathy (WC) 16:58, 3. Ryan Chin (M) 17:00 4. Andrew Yen (M) 17:00, 5. Cory Martinez (M) 17:00. Records: Maranatha 6-0, Whittier Christian 3-2, Valley Christian 2-3. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week GIRLS TENNIS DEL RIO LEAGUE La Serna 16, California 2 At La Serna HS Singles: La Serna — Tiffany Lecong 3-0, Joann Janchoi 1-1, Stacey Miller 1-0, Nicole Lee 3-0. California — Vanessa Machuca 1-2, Carrie Bogdonof 0-3, Gia Castro 0-3 Doubles: La Serna — Larissa Von Lockner-Lucia Prieto 3-0, Ally Rudolth-Gabby Gottlieb 3-0, Madeline Pena-Leslie Diaz 1-0, Liz McFarland-Christie Sosa 0-1, Alex Gillestie-Tiffany Chau 1-0. California- Stephanie Granado-Brenda Castellano 0-3, Nicole Duffy-Daisy Gonzalez 1-2, Evelyn Cabadas-Susan Ruiz 0-3. Records: La Serna 10-1, 4-1; California 4-5, 2-2. VALLE VISTA LEAGUE Covina 13, Northview 5 At Northview HS Singles: Covina — Jacqueline Nguyen 2-1, Meg Tiangco 3-0, Benya Pokpongkiat 1-2. Northview –Natasha Evans 1-2, Tiffany Leung 2-1, Mariteff Avistorena 0-3. Doubles: Covina –Wendy Ojeda-Jazmyn Lopez 2-1, Grace Liao-Kimee Sarcos 3-0, Rebecca Prelle-Marr Tiangco 2-1. Northview — Sierra Hinzo-Desiree Mora 0-3, Patricia Rodriguez-Jessica Rueda 2-1, Munel Magadia-Bonnie Yn 0-3. Records: Covina 5-0; Northview 2-3. NONLEAGUE Wilson 12, Rowland 6 At Rowland HS Singles: Wilson — Marcia Oen 3-0, Sylvia Tang 2-1, Audrey Yanesato 2-1. Rowland — Maritza Puliog 0-1, Patty Liu 0-2, Andrea Tan 0-3, Grace Hoanl 1-0, Sophia Ktai 1-1. Doubles: Wilson –Samantha Gonzales-Catherine Ho 0-1, Samantha Gonzales-Cynthia Joe 1-1, Amanda Yang-Rachel Tsao 2-1, Saori Hanamure-Synthia Okihara 2-1. Rowland — Steph Yu-Joanne Lee 1-2, Natalie Kwan-Stephanie Lin 3-0, Karmela Limbo-Christina Shiane 0-3. Records: Wilson 12-0; Rowland 6-4. GIRLS VOLLEYBALLDEL REY LEAGUE At St. Paul HS Bisho Amat def. St. Paul 16-25, 27-25, 25-20, 25-21. Records (overall, league): Bishop Amat 9-4, 2-0; St. Paul 1-2 in league Notes: Vanessa Alvarez (BA) 14 kills, Juanise Cornell (BA) 14. At Cantwell HS Mary Star def. Cantwell 25-19, 25-23, 25-12. Record (overall, league): Cantwell 2-8, 0-2. DEL RIO LEAGUE At California HS California def. La Serna 25-19, 25-10, 29-27. Records (overall, league): La Serna 0-2 in league, California 7-4, 2-1. Notes: Marissa Rangel (C) 10 kills. At Santa Fe HSEl Rancho def. Santa Fe 20-25, 33-31, 25-19, 25-27, 15-10. Records (overall, league): El Rancho 12-4, 3-0; Santa Fe 2-1 in league. Notes: Sherise Musquiz (R) 35 kills. MIRAMONTE LEAGUE At Los Altos HS Bonita def. Los Altos 19-25, 15-25, 25-22, 25-23, 15-13. Records (overall, league): Bonita 6-3, 2-0; Los Altos 1-2. Notes: Kellyanne Kirby (B) 25 kills; Kelli Ruebsman (B) 11 kills. SIERRA LEAGUE At Glendora HS Ayala def. Glendora 17-25, 25-27, 25-23, 25-15, 15-12. Records (overall, league): Ayala 7-7, 2-1; Glendora 2-1. Notes: Brittany Williams (A) 31 kills, 10 blocks; Alex Hauser (A) 12 kills; Taylor Jacobs (G) 11 kills; Krista Bader 7 blocks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BOYS WATER POLO DEL RIO LEAGUE Whittier 17, El Rancho 7 El Rancho 1 1 1 4 7 Whittier 5 4 3 5 17 El Rancho scoring: Ricky Franco, Edgar Rodriguez, Miguel Quizada, A.J. Abrego 2, Jose Navarro 2. Whittier scoring: Miguel Villalobos 2, Cory Baccus 8, John Schmidtbauer 3, Cody Callerous 3, Ian Jimenez. Shots: El Rancho 25, Whittier 27. Goalie saves: Matt Birkenbach (ER) 5, Cameron Boulter (W) 8. Records (overall, league): El Rancho 9-7, na; Whittier 14-1, 2-0. California 12, Pioneer 6 Pioneer 2 2 1 1 6 California 2 4 4 2 12 Pioneer scoring: Luis Hernandez 3, Mike Torres 2, Eddie Rodriguez. California scoring: Michael Salas 6, Dylan Logas 2, James Garland, Steven Garcia, Connor Uroff, Dustin Balke. Shots: Pioneer 17, California 23. Goalie saves: Ethan Taylor (P) 9; Manny Romero (C) 9. Records (overall, league): Pioneer 6-5, 0-2; California 10-7, 1-1. GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY Olympic League at Arcadia County Park Maranatha 15, Valley Christian 48, Whittier Christian 50 1. Rachel Gill (M) 21:09, 2. Danielle Richter (M) 21:09, 3. MacKenzie Klein (M) 21:09 4. Roxanne Cook (M) 21:16 5. Mikaela Cowen (M) 21:17. Records: Maranatha 6-0, Whittier Christian 3-2, Valley Christian 3-2.
Young persons with disabilities are participating in a two-day orientation session of the National Youth Service (NYS) Summer Programme 2013, at the VH Percy Centre, 10-12 Osbourne Road, in Kingston.The sessions, which ended on Wednesday, July 3, are aimed at equipping young persons between 17 and 24 years of age with values and strong work ethics.Areas to be explored include Workplace Communications, Rights and Responsibilities of the Employer, Exceptional Customer Service, Professionalism in the Workplace, Volunteerism, Career Development and Effective Leadership. Participants will be placed with public and private sector organisations for a three-week internship period in July/August, following their orientation.Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, told JIS News that the decision to include youth with disabilities emerged from a meeting she held with them last November.“I wanted to find out what was important to them and they spoke to me about job opportunities,” Miss Hanna said, adding that she was impressed with the group of young persons, some of whom had successfully completed their studies, despite having multiple disabilities.“We felt that the National Youth Service should also incorporate and give access to persons with disabilities, and so this year, in all our programmes we have reserved spaces for people with disabilities to have the same internships, and the same kinds of opportunities like other young people,” she said.In her presentation in the recent Sectoral Debate, Minister Hanna said that during the 2013/2014 financial year, the NYS will have an intake of 4,000 young persons, with 375 being youth with disabilities.The Minister pointed out that the youth will be placed in different entities, depending on the nature of their disabilities.Mikhaila Rhone, one of several disabled persons at the session, said the programme will assist her to be more confident. “The fact that I am here means that I have the potential and I can do it, so I am very happy to be a part of the programme,” she added.Miss Rhone said that she will be encouraging other young persons to send in their applications. “I will be encouraging them to apply, and I will let them know that they (NYS) do not discriminate and they will be greeted and welcomed,” she said.Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, Miss Rhone is advising other young persons to pursue their goals and to not give up.Contact: E. Hartman Reckord