James Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors

first_imgSwiss female cyclist forced to ‘pause’ in a race after catching up with men’s pack Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying LATEST STORIES 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 Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Raptors: Ibaka had a season-high five blocks. … The Raptors dropped to 9-1 on Tuesdays. … Toronto had not lost at home since a 105-92 defeat to Milwaukee on Jan. 31.UP NEXTRockets: Host Philadelphia on Friday.Raptors: Visit New Orleans on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Toronto. Pascal Siakam had 17 points, and Danny Green 14 as the Raptors had their seven-game home winning streak snapped.Harden, the NBA’s leading scorer, made 12 of 30 shots, including three of nine from long range. He was perfect at the foul line, hitting all eight of his attempts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHarden has scored 28 or more points in 39 straight games, the second-longest streak in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain (71 games) holds the record.The Raptors overcame a 22-point second quarter deficit to reclaim the lead in the third, but couldn’t hold on in the fourth. The Rockets turned it on, connecting on seven of their first eight shot from 3-point range. Houston made 15 of 34 attempts from beyond the arc. Harden missed seven of 10 shot attempts, but scored nine points in the first as the Rockets led 23-19 after one.Houston opened the second with a 19-4 run to take a 42-23 lead at 7:28. Green and Rivers each scored seven in the quarter and Houston led 55-37 at halftime. For the Raptors, it was their lowest-scoring half of the season.Toronto roared back as Houston missed 11 of its first 12 shot attempts to begin the second half. Siakam’s basket at 4:44 of the third put the Raptors up 60-59, erasing what had been a 22-point deficit. Siakam scored 15 in the quarter and the Rockets were 4-for-23 shooting as Toronto took a 71-69 lead into the fourth.TIP-INSRockets: F Kenneth Faried (left hip) and G Iman Shumpert (right calf) were inactive. Coach Mike D’Antoni said both are day-to-day. … Chris Paul led the Rockets with 10 assists, while Clint Capela had 15 rebounds. … The Rockets have won four straight road games and eight of 11. They’re 17-16 away from home. … Houston had scored 17 points off 10 Toronto turnovers before allowing any of their own. The Raptors finished with 13 turnovers, leading to 26 points.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) controls the ball as Toronto Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard (2) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Toronto. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO — James Harden scored 35 points, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night.Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

In Ongoing Ebola ‘War’ Each Must Do Their Part

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has rallied every Liberian to act now in the on-going “war” against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus disease which is ravishing the nation.The President spoke to the nation late Wednesday, September 18, evening.As she urged her fellow Liberians to act, she assured them that her administration will do all within its power to ensure that the scenario in the projections do not come to pass. The projections the President referred to, are going to be made in the next few days by the US’ Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).“The CDC will release projections about trajectory of the outbreak based on current trends and data. We have to be realistic about the scope and size of the problem and accept the scientific projections. However, we are hopeful that we do not have to meet those projections. Those numbers will reflect the worst case scenarios, the result of what could happen if we do not take the actions that are required to break the transmission,” the President said.Few weeks ago, WHO had projected that with the current trend of the disease, at least 20,000 could die from it in the West Africa region.However, she told every Liberian: “And you, our citizens must do your part. Each one has to be responsible for all because the actions of one affect the health of all. We will continue to ask for international help, but until we take responsibility of this problem as individuals, as families, as neighbourhoods, as communities, as districts, as counties and as a nation, this problem will not go away.”She pleaded with families of sick Ebola patient(s) to isolate them from others and be given appropriate care. However, President Sirleaf being a mother added: “But we know that for families to see their loved ones being taken where they are not able to follow and be with them is strange and frightening. We also know that to have a case of Ebola in a family can lead to stigma and shame. And so some families hide their sick relatives. They do not take them to the health facility.  They continue to care for their relatives at home, in secret. By doing this, the virus continue to spread — through Lofa, the country’s bread basket, to Nimba, to Monrovia — where we face the largest urban outbreak of one of the deadliest of diseases known to man.”She disclosed in her address that the disease has now spread to at least 10 of Liberia’s 15 counties, with Lofa far in the north and Montserrado far down south being the hardest hit.“To date, the number of those affected by the disease has been disheartening: There have been a total of 2535 cumulative cases which includes confirmed, probable and suspected cases. Of these, total of 1,328 have dead. A total of 172 cumulative health care workers have been affected and 82 have died.  We are responding to over 100 children orphaned by the disaster,” President Sirleaf sadly reading the latest statistics. Madam Sirleaf further said that in recognition of the scale of the virus her government has enlisted the help of bilateral and multilateral partners; adding: “We will continue to take clear actions and introduce the measures required to break the transmission chain and reverse the spread of the virus.”She also stated that her administration was not only talking to partners to eradicate Ebola, but was also stressing the need to strengthen Liberia’s health care system in the long term so that “gains in reduction in HIV AIDS, malaria and child mortality be maintained and enhanced.”Despite the present troubling times for the nation, “there is hope – because a total of because a total of 300 plus patients have recovered free from the virus and gone home.  Yes, there is hope – hope that it is within our individual and collective abilities to protect ourselves while caring for those we love.  I know that we can prevent more deaths by caring for those who are sick properly, as well as preventing ourselves from contracting the disease and infecting the people we love and care about.”“And so my people, as we tackle this disease, I want you to know that your government will spare no effort. We will do everything that can be done. We will seek every solution that can be sought. No effort will be spared in defeating our common enemy so that we can return to the business of building our country – building a future for our children and our children’s children.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Better drainage, no rates and taxes increases – PPP candidates

first_imgLGE 2018With Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan promising countrywide property valuation to assist Local Government Organs improve their rates and taxes collection, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) candidates contesting the November 12 Local Government Elections for the La Grange/Nismes, West Bank Demerara, Local Authority Area (LAA) promise to strongly oppose this move when it is rolled out.They are of the view that the valuation process would mean increased rates and taxes for their constituents in an already burdening economy. The Party is contesting six of the seven constituencies with the LAA. It is the first time that they are contesting the Nismes Constituency, a seat which has always been held by the People’s National Congress and now the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU).Dr Erica ForteLeading the charge for that Constituency is 30-year-old Dr Erica Forte. She said she has been living there all her life and many of the residents there are unaware of the level of representation they get as well as who their representative is. Her vision for the growing constituency includes tackling the social ills that plague the community as well as focus on the development of proper health care systems for her constituents.Within the LAA there is just one health-care facility which is the La Grange Health Centre and that provides limited services to residents. The Nismes community was so small when the health centre was constructed that the community was also included to be serviced. However, over the years the community drastically improved with no improvements to the healthcare system.According to Dr Forte the entire feels neglected and is looking for development. She said that the residents are gravely uninformed and aims to have sensitization campaigns since that would better inform them as to what the NDC is capable of and how they as residents should pitch in and assist. Within her constituency, the roads have never being maintained and with the opening of a new housing settlement in the area the deterioration of the roads have increased.“Whatever is done we do it ourselves and like many constituencies I feel like the people of Nismes are not involved as much. Involved in terms of playing a role in their community’s development because there are no real programmes set up for community services. How can you move forward when you don’t know where you are?” she questioned.“I can bring a whole new view on the issues and I can resonate more with both the youths and elders because of my age. Apart from that, characteristically speaking, I have always been a go-getter type personality so I am not prepared to sit down and just wait… I am not doing this for the fame or praise… I want to get things done for the community. Everything has gotten worse in my opinion. No lights in the area. Garbage disposal is a problem. Wayward youths is increasing because they have nothing to do. There is no community anything and a sense of community in the area,” Dr Forte added.Meanwhile, the other members on the PPP’s slate expressed similar sentiments. However, one of the major concerns for them is the drainage situation that plagues the partially farming community.Constituency One – Palmer Street-North Independence Street – candidate, Krishna Codrington, said a number of redundant Wales Estate employees live within his constituency and they have resorted to cash-crop farming, hence the reason drainage is a major issue. He notes that although there is so much the candidates have planned to do, nothing is achieved without teamwork. He also indicated that they are prepared to withstand the pressure of not having any valuation of property done in order to raise rates and taxes.Additionally, Constituency Two Councillor Anjanie Narine – who is seeking re-election said her first term as a Councillor was marred by a lot of resistance from the Overseer, Lemar Roberts, at the La Grange/Nismes Neighbourhood Democratic Council. She notes that the Overseer would blatantly refuse to act on orders which quite often results in residents breaking the law and the NDC receiving substandard works.Narine further stated that the NDC does not have its own machinery and other equipment which makes it tougher to get the job done.“When you have to do work and it costs more than $100,000 you have to take that to the RDC (Regional Democratic Council, Vreed-en-Hoop) for them to take to tender and sometimes, you don’t even get a response. That affects the work a lot because there is so much we want to do and so little we can do,” she explained.“We thought that we were going to be an independent body when we were seeking election, but Central Government is controlling our every move and we cannot develop in that way,” Narine added.On the issue of finances, Narine indicated that there are some defaulters when it comes to paying rates and taxes but noted that Council is advising them to pay up. She noted that whenever they receive subventions, there is always an issue as to where it would go and to what projects and quite often they are forced to focus on a particular constituency while the others do not receive as much attention.The other candidates contesting the constituencies are Carlos DeFreitas, Rahman Alladin and Rafi Khan. The group already started their campaigning and is hoping for a clean sweep.This publication reached out to the APNU campaign representatives for an interview but until press time, they had not responded.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^PhotoErica Forte1-Angie- Anjanie NarineReplast_img read more

Woman sues CHP after angry cop invokes 9-11

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The officer yelled, “I don’t have time for you foreigners to sit in your Mercedes. You think you own the road! You think you own the country,” according to the suit. He also pulled her out of the car to berate her further, according to the suit. A CHP supervisor arrived at the scene and told the officer to release Sedaghatpour, who then went to a hospital to be treated for bruises on her arm and leg and elbow pain. She also filed a complaint that day against the CHP, according to attorney Hunter Pyle. Pyle said Thursday that the Attorney General’s Office agreed to try mediating the case, but a spokesman for Attorney General Jerry Brown said he couldn’t confirm that. A CHP spokesman refused to comment, citing pending litigation. Schatmeier, who works in the CHP’s Dublin office, was unavailable for comment. FREMONT – A woman of Iranian descent sued the California Highway Patrol for discrimination after she was stopped for speeding and an officer allegedly accused her “people” of being responsible for the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Zahra Sedaghatpour, 38, of Fremont said Officer Jon Schatmeier, 32, berated her after she asked not to be cited for traveling 79 mph on Interstate 680 in Pleasanton last year. “Today is Sept. 12. Do you remember Sept. 11? Do you know what happened on Sept. 11?” Schatmeier said according to the suit filed March 29 in San Francisco’s federal court. “It’s people like you who killed all of our people. This is our country! Why don’t you go back to your country?” Schatmeier told the woman to “shut up” and refused to provide a business card when she asked for one. When the officer asked her to sign the citation, Sedaghatpour asked whether she could read it first. last_img read more

Amokachi tips African nation for WC Cup final

first_imgEight years later, former Nigerian international Daniel ‘The Bull’ Amokachi has exuded huge confidence that an African country will make history and be a finalist at the World Cup in Russia.“I will not change my prediction. I am a big fan of African football and I am a patriot. We have five teams and I told the world that for the first time, we have teams that can win the World Cup for us. My prediction is that we will have four teams progressing to the second round, three to the quarters, two into semis and one will be in the final,” Amokachi said speaking to Capital Sport before adding;“….Nigeria will win it for the first time for Africa,” Amokachi, who has played three World Cups with the Super Eagles said.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi speaks to Capital Sport during his visit to teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAfrica will be represented by three teams from North Africa; Egypt (who made it for the first time since 1990) Morocco and Tunisia as well as two from West Africa; Nigeria and Tunisia.Nigeria has been pooled with perennial opponents Argentina in Group D where they will also take on Iceland and Croatia.Egypt will be in Group A and will take on Uruguay, hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia while Morocco will be in group B taking on Spain, Portugal and Iran. Senegal will take on Poland, Colombia and Japan in Group H.Amokachi believes that Africa has for long had the ability to do well at the quadrennial tournament, but has been hampered by poor mentality and lack of self belief.“Most of the time we go to the World Cup with an aim of doing better than the best team last time out. That should never be the case. We should not be talking of quarters or semis. Let us go there with an ambition to win,” Amokachi further stressed.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe added; “The only thing that causes confusion most of the time is the money factor. Hopefully the federations going to the World Cup have sat down and agreed with the players on the allowances and I hope we don’t see such kind of distraction when the World Cup begins.”On his native Nigeria which he has played for and coached during his illustrious career, Amokachi is confident that the build-up matches before they travel to Russia will do them a world of good with a squad he described as one of the best.“We have lots of quality players and we trying to make some very good egusi soup out of that team. We haven’t gotten it right but we have the quality in that team. We have played and won against Argentina and we played another friendly match and it is good because now we have seen where we need to work out,” Amokachi further explained.The ex-Super Eagles man was speaking to Capital Sport on the sidelines of his visit to Football Kenya Federation offices where he presented the bid book for Morocco’s 2026 World Cup hosting ambition to president Nick Mwendwa.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19- The best an African nation has ever done at the FIFA World Cup was getting to the quarter finals.Back in 2010 when the prestigious global tournament was held in Africa for the first time, Ghana almost made history by progressing to the semis, but the famous Luis Suarez handball coupled with Asamoah Gyan’s penalty miss pricked that dream right in the bosom.last_img read more

Osborne is back to run the show

first_imgOsborne met with university chancellor Harvey Perlman on Tuesday morning to discuss the job, and Osborne agreed to serve until the chancellor hires a permanent athletic director. Osborne said he took the job because he cares about Nebraska athletics. He’ll stay on as long as it takes Perlman to hire a permanent athletic director, and his pay will be based on a $250,000 annual salary. Perlman said Osborne would be given “full authority” to make decisions about football and other athletic matters. Callahan said earlier that he has no plan to resign. If Callahan is fired, the university would be forced to buy out his contract for more than $3 million. Callahan was not available after the team’s practice to comment on Osborne’s hiring. During his weekly news conference earlier in the day, Callahan said his confidence in his own abilities hasn’t been shaken. “I know in my heart of hearts I’m doing an excellent job, a good job,” Callahan said. Soccer David Beckham is healthy, having recovered from his wrenched left ankle and sprained right knee that have kept him sidelined since late August, but how he’s integrated into the lineup with the Galaxy chasing a playoff berth will be determined by how the team is playing. “If we’re winning and doing great, why would you want to upset that?” said Galaxy coach Frank Yallop, whose team plays New York on Thursday. “Obviously, we want to get David into our team because he’s a great player, a world-class player. But you’ve got to be careful of not ripping out the heart of the team.” The Galaxy have won five in a row to creep back into the playoff race and if they win their two remaining games – against New York and Sunday at Chicago – they’ll automatically clinch a postseason spot. But Yallop, who now has Beckham and a number of other former starters returning from injury, is reluctant to make changes with so much at stake. “The group that took us to five wins in a row – no one deserves to lose their spot,” Yallop said. And that applies to Beckham? “At this point, sure,” he said. Tennis Roger Federer played his first match on tour in more than five weeks, defeating American Robby Ginepri, 7-6 (2), 6-4, in the second round at the Madrid Masters. Federer, the defending champion, was tested in the first set before winning his first match since capturing his fourth straight U.S. Open on Sept. 9. His only competition since the Open were two singles matches in the Davis Cup. David Nalbandian and Ivo Karlovic won first-round matches and Nikolay Davydenko withdrew because of an injured right elbow. Nalbandian rallied past Arnaud Clement, 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, and Karlovic served 17 aces in beating Marat Safin, 6-3, 6-4. The 6-foot-10 Karlovic had one serve that reached 136 mph. ETC.: Serena Williams retired with a sore right thigh while trailing Patty Schnyder of Switzerland, 6-0, 3-0, in the first round of the Zurich Open. Trailing 3-0 in the first set, Williams had the tape on her right thigh removed. She won only nine points in the set, five on her serve. Someone forgot to tell Padraig Harrington this is supposed to be a working vacation. The PGA Grand Slam of Golf felt much more like work in Tucker’s Town, Bermuda with the British Open champion grinding so hard to keep control of his game that he barely noticed the turquoise coastline below the Mid-Ocean Club on his way to a 3-under-par 67 and a one-shot lead. U.S. Open champion Angel Cabrera nearly caught him until his 15-foot eagle putt came up short on the 18th hole, giving him a 68. Masters champion Zach Johnson and Jim Furyk each had a 71 in rounds that looked nothing alike. ETC.: Tiger Woods will have his own brand of sports drink next year under an endorsement deal announced with Gatorade that marks a couple of firsts for the world’s No. 1 golfer – his first U.S. deal with a beverage company and his first licensing agreement. A Jamaican hotel maid described finding the Pakistan cricket coach’s body in a disheveled, blood-splattered room as an inquest began in Kingston, Jamaica into what caused Bob Woolmer’s death during the World Cup. The maid, Bernice Robinson, told an 11-member jury she noticed blood on the pillow, an overturned chair and an odor that smelled of a mix of alcohol and vomit when she entered the room to clean it March 18. Then she noticed a man’s leg sticking out from a bathroom door, which she could not open because the 58-year-old coach’s body blocked it from the inside. Robinson called for help, setting off one of the largest investigations in modern Jamaican history as authorities tried to determine how Woolmer died a day after his team was eliminated. ETC.: Former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers is hoping for a full pardon 37 years after robbing a Lincoln gas station. The ex-Nebraska football star has thought about seeking a pardon for years, but he decided to move forward after considering limits on felons in business ventures, Rodgers’ lawyer said. Former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs has been hospitalized in a coma, more than seven months after receiving a kidney donated by ex-teammate Everson Walls. The Washington Redskins said that cornerback Shawn Springs, son of the 50-year-old Springs, has left the team to be with his father. “(Shawn) has flown down there – it’s a very tough time for them because I think it’s very, very serious,” Redskins coach Joe Gibbs said. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused Ron Springs, who has diabetes, to lapse into a coma or when he was hospitalized. Calls to the family weren’t returned. ETC.: Sebastien Bourdais walked away from a high-speed crash during a promotion involving a rally car. Bourdais, who needs to finish in 12th place or better Sunday in the Lexmark Indy 300 race to clinch his fourth straight Champ Car series title, flipped a Subaru WRX on its roof during a test drive at a race center at Pimpama, about 18 miles from the Surfers Paradise, Australia street circuit. The 28-year-old Bourdais was helped out of the car but was uninjured, race officials said. Instructor Simon Elliott, who was in the passenger seat, also wasn’t hurt. The WNBA will announce today that it has awarded a franchise to Atlanta, a person familiar with the deal said. Atlanta real estate executive Ron Terwilliger will be the sole owner of the team, which will begin play in 2008, according to the person familiar with the deal, who requested anonymity because the new franchise hasn’t been officially announced yet. Golf Jurisprudence Miscellany Basketball Football The Arena Football League will relocate the Las Vegas franchise to Cleveland, where former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar will run the team as its president. 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.“I don’t want to be someone who micromanages, watches over people’s shoulders,” Osborne said. “If they want me to come to practice or go to meetings, I’ll go. If they want me to stay away, I’ll stay away.” It was 10 years ago that Osborne finished a celebrated 25-year coaching career that culminated with three national titles in his last four seasons. But the program has fallen on hard times – by Nebraska standards – having lost no fewer than four games a year in four seasons under Callahan. The Huskers have lost their last two games by a combined score of 86-20, and their defense is one of the worst in the country. Osborne, who was in the stadium for last week’s 45-14 loss to Oklahoma State, didn’t seem as panicked as some of the Huskers’ fans about the team’s play. “It’s worth pointing out that we’re 4-3. We’ve won more than we’ve lost,” he said. “There are other programs – some pretty good programs – that haven’t won more than one game. But we’d like the intensity level to pick up to what we’re accustomed to.” From news services The future of Nebraska football is in the hands of its patriarch. Hall of Fame coach Tom Osborne returned to Nebraska on Tuesday as interim athletic director, a day after the firing of Steve Pederson. The 70-year-old Osborne will determine whether Bill Callahan stays or goes as Nebraska coach, but he won’t make the decision until after the season. last_img read more

RNLI FUNDRAISER: ONE HUNDRED BUSINESSES TO DONATE €30 IN 30 DAYS!

first_imgA Donegal schoolteacher is running a fundraiser  (#pledge30) for Lough Swilly RNLI – and she’s hoping to get one-hundred businesses to donate €30 towards the incredible organisation. Maggie Green, is asking 100 businesses (or more if I can) to pledge €30 (or more if they can!) to Lough Swilly RNLI within 30 days. Lough Swilly RNLI started trials in 1986 so they have been running for 30 years now so Maggie is hoping to get €30 from 100 businesses/people in 30 days (or more if possible!!)Her partner Danny McFadden has just returned from Antarctica and he volunteers with Lough Swilly RNLI so it is a very personal cause for Maggie.Maggie told Donegal Daily, “I am very proud of Danny for being a volunteer with the RNLI.“Every time his pager goes off I feel so proud of him for what he is doing to help others but I also feel scared for him until he walks back through the door as I know the gravity of the situation he is going into. “The women and men who volunteer for the RNLI are some of the bravest souls I know and they risk so much to save the lives of others.“I would really like to raise as much as possible for Lough Swilly RNLI and I am hoping that there will be lots of support out there for this very worthy cause.”This is the link for donations: https://www. ifundraise.ie/2478_-pledge30. htmlThis is the link for the FB page: https://www.facebook. com/pledge30/?fref=tsRNLI FUNDRAISER: ONE HUNDRED BUSINESSES TO DONATE €30 IN 30 DAYS! was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesfundraiserLifeboatMaggie GreennewsRNLIlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY LADIES BOARD APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS

first_imgCloughaneely GAA News:Comórtas Peile na Gaeltachta 2015Rinneadh an tarraingt do Chomòrtas Peile an Gaeltachta an tseachtain seo. Imreoidh na sinsir Gaoth Dobhair i Machaire Gathlaìn. Tà an cluiche le himirt roimh 17ú Màrta. Imreoidh an fhoireann tacaìochta in éadan Chill Chartha i gCill Chartha. ***100 ClubCongratulations to the following winners in the December 100 club draw: €500, Paddy Brogan; €100, Charlie/Marion Gallagher, Marie McClafferty, Maeve Curran, Paul Curran, Mary B McGee***Minor BoardUnder 6, 8’s and 10’s training resumes Friday 30th in the school gym at the usual times. U-12’s resumes Monday 2nd. Best of luck to the following minor board managers for the coming yearU-6/U-8 – John Joe McGeeverU-10- Stephen DoohanU-12 – Joanne CoyleU-14- Martin Terry U-16 – Paul GallagherMinors- Denis Doohan****Ladies BoardCloughaneely Ladies Gaa are looking for help from interested parents or individuals to assist in the running of the club and require assistance particularly in the area of Management and Coaching of our underage and senior teams. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Pauline 087 6952180 or Tom Feeney 087 2785601, for further enquiries before 1st February. ***ScòrCloughaneely GAA will be hosting the Scor Sinsir semi-final on Sunday at 3pm in the parish hall in Gortahork. All welcome! Best of luck to our participating acts: Rince FoirneBailéad GhrúpaRince SeitTrath na gCeist. Ádh mór oraibh uilig!*** Thank you!!Thank you to those who assisted in selling of tickets for the GAA National Club Draw, your help was greatly appreciated! Many thanks to those of you who purchased tickets! 100% of monies raised goes directly to the club! Your support is much appreciated! Go raibh mìle maith agaibh!!GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY LADIES BOARD APPEAL FOR VOLUNTEERS was last modified: January 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CloughaneelyGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Kilcar GAA club: Bingo jackpot now almost €9,000!

first_imgThanks to all who entered this year’s Ten Week Draw which was a massive success and well done to all the winners over the ten weeks! Week Nine Winners: €1,000 Marie & Seamus Boyle, Crove €500 Margaret Campbell, Meenboy €300 Rose & Mairead McFadden, Towney €200 Annie McGinley, Meenaneary, Elaine Cooney, Kinnegad and Kathleen Gillespie, Curris. Week Ten Winners €1,000 Glenda & Daithi Dolan, Kilcar €500 Michael Doherty, New York €300 Rachel Carr, Drimreagh €200 Mary Ryan, Glencolmcille, Antony Forde, Cavan and Sea Quest Girls, Killybegs.Looking for a Christmas gift idea? we have a large selection of club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha with adult and kid’s club home jerseys, half zip tops, polo shirts,   bobble hats, jackets, hoodies, stickers, shorts, DVDs etc. We have 237 members on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.1. On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €3,600 this week’s numbers were: 4, 6, 12 and 13 winners were: €50 Paddy Cannon, Straleel €30 Susanna McShane, Kilcar €20 Fiona McGinley, 4 An Glasan, Kilcar and Mary Carr, Shalvey.There was no winner of the Jackpot so it’s now €8,700 on 45 numbers; Club Bingo is on in The Parish Hall on Sunday nights at 8:30pm so please support to be in with a chance of winning the Jackpot and thanks to all who continue to support our Bingo! This week’s winners were: €150 Sadie McShane €80 Carmel Gallagher €70 Margaret McGuinness, Mary Tuberty, Owen Love, Ann McGill, Mairead Byrne and Karen Gallagher.Condolences to the family and friends of Mairead Doogan, Ballymacfadden who has passed away recently. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anam. Finally we would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas from all at CLG Chill Chartha.For the latest news visit our website www.clgchillchartha.com you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/CillCharthaGAA and @KilcarGAAKilcar GAA club: Bingo jackpot now almost €9,000! was last modified: December 21st, 2016 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)last_img read more

FIGHTBACK AGAINST BURGLARS IN EVERY TOWNLAND IN THE COUNTY

first_imgDONEGAL’S close knit communities will fight back against the burglars, a public meeting heard last night.More than 900 people packed inside the resource centre in Manorcunningham to hear advice from Gardaí about recent burglars in east Donegal.But a suggestion from Donegal County Councillor Ciaran Brogan could turn the fightback against crime into a county-wide effort. It follows text alert schemes in Glenties and Ardara, supported by Gardaí.Cllr Brogan took to the stage to suggest that there should be a “a leader in every townland” who could form part of a unique text alert scheme.And now communities from across Donegal are being invited to another meeting in Manor next Monday (at 9pm) to learn how the warning system will work.Local businessman Tony Morning revealed that money collected two weeks ago had been used to fit alarms and security lights in the homes of seven elderly people. Orbit Security had fitted them at cost price, whilst Sheridan Security and North West Alarms had now also offered to do the same for future jobs. Brimac Security were also heavily involved in the supply and fitting of the alarms and security lighting for concerned pensioners at cost price.Lifford-based Sgt Maurice Doyle gave advice to people at the meeting about what they could do with the Text Alert scheme.But he said this was to report suspicious activity; anyone who saw a crime being committed should dial 999.Meeting chair Jim Devenney said he had done just that last Monday.“I don’t want to go into the detail, but two Garda cars were at the scene within seven minutes,” he said. One local man wanted to know if he could shoot someone stealing a trailer from his farm.However Gda Doyle said only reasonable force could be used and he “strongly advised” against such actions; another speaker asked if he was allowed to slap someone if he saw them on premises illegally.After Cllr Brogan’s suggestion, people queued up to give their details and volunteer as Text Alert members for their town lands.Mr Morning said: “This can be used right across the county. If someone is in Kilmacrennan or Convoy or wherever they are welcome to come along next week. “This cannot be done by a few. The whole community needs to get involved.”He also said he wanted to make it clear that some names were being used in relation to attacks on elderly people in the area.“This has to stop,” he said.“I have been approached by some people who say they are completely innocent but rumours have started and their names used. We cannot allow this to go on. We need to leave that to the Gardaí. People are innocent until they are proven guilty in court. I want this to stop immediately.”Another Manor man said the anti-crime initiative needed to be widened.“Everyone here knows what I’m talking about. We live beside a main road and four or five nights a week, in the middle of the night, up to 15 cars are screeching and racing up and down the road for an hour. We need to tackle anti-social behaviour as well,” he said.He said the noise might not frighten younger people like him but would terrify elderly people.FIGHTBACK AGAINST BURGLARS IN EVERY TOWNLAND IN THE COUNTY was last modified: February 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:burglarsmanorcunninghamtext alertsthievestony morninlast_img read more