Aldridge’s 21 leads short-handed Spurs by Bulls

Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Porzingis returns to score 34, Knicks beat Kings Bryn Forbes, who was making his first career start, had 13 points on 3-for-5 shooting from 3.San Antonio was also almost without Gay, who was “50/50” with an ailing back, but the veteran forward played 18 minutes.San Antonio raced to a 30-8 lead in the opening quarter, extending the margin to 22 points at the close of the period.The Bulls closed the gap by scoring on 10 straight possessions in the second quarter, but the Spurs regained their dominance in the third.Robin Lopez and Bobby Portis each had 17 points to lead Chicago.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson TIP-INSBulls: Chicago had nine steals after averaging 10.3 in its previous three games. … The Bulls trailed by 22 points after the first quarter. It was the Spurs’ largest margin after the opening period since leading by 24 in Chicago in 2014. … Justin Holiday was 1 for 4 on 3-pointers, snapping a 15-game streak in which me made at least two 3s. … The Bulls have lost four straight in San Antonio. Chicago’s last victory at the AT&T Center was Jan. 29, 2014.Spurs: Forbes is the third undrafted player under 6-foot-4 player to start a game in franchise history, joining Avery Johnson and Anthony Carter. … Gay has 10-plus points in 10 of 13 games this season. Ginobili is the only Spurs reserve with more double-digit scoring through 13 games in the past 30 years. Ginobili had 10-plus points in all 13 games in 2008, when he won the Sixth Man of the Year. … The Spurs had two back-to-back games at home in the same month for the first time in franchise history.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson San Antonio Spurs’ Patty Mills (8), of Australia, guards Chicago Bulls’ Bobby Portis. APSAN ANTONIO — LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 10 rebounds and the short-handed San Antonio Spurs beat the Chicago Bulls 133-94, setting a season-high in points despite missing a third of their roster Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Dejounte Murray added 17 points and Davis Bertans had 16 points in 18 minutes for San Antonio.ADVERTISEMENT Chicago lost rookie forward Lauri Markkanen to a sprained left ankle late in the first half. The severity of the injury is unknown.The Spurs were without six players, including three starters. In addition to Kawhi Leonard and Tony Parker, who have yet to play this season due to quadriceps injuries, San Antonio was also without Danny Green. Manu Ginobili rested on the second night of a back-to-back. The Spurs still had the depth to hand the rebuilding Bulls their fourth straight loss.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSan Antonio had eight players in double figures.Rudy Gay and Brandon Paul each had 15 points as San Antonio closed out a six-game homestand with four victories. View comments Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? read more

Oladipo, Pacers end Cavaliers 13-game winning streak

first_imgHK coach lauds Standhardinger’s toughness: ‘He’s a brave guy’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Instead, they came up just short on a night James had 29 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. Kevin Love added 20 points in Cleveland’s first loss since Nov. 9 at Houston. The Cavs had won seven straight on the road.These teams went toe to toe most of the night, trading jabs, leads and momentum swings.But Oladipo’s closing combination finally stopped Cleveland.After using an 11-2 third-quarter spurt to finally retake the lead, the Cavs played catch up for the final 14 minutes.They got as close as 96-95 on J.R. Smith’s 3-pointer with 2:49 to go.Then Bojan Bogdanovic answered with a 3, Oladipo made one of two free throws and then hit the 3 that made it a six-point game.Cleveland cut the deficit to 104-102 on Smith’s 3 with 10 seconds left, but Cory Joseph made two throw and Myles Turner grabbed the rebound off Love’s errant 3 to seal it.“Tonight was an example of us putting the ball in his hands in the fourth quarter, late in the game and he has to makes reads,” Indiana coach Nate McMillan said, referring to Oladipo. “He was able to do that.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Smith scored 15 points and was the only other player in double figures. … Love had seven rebounds. … The Cavs have scored 100 or more points in 19 straight games, the third-longest streak in franchise history. … Cleveland made 11 3s, its 15th consecutive game with 10 or more. They can tie the longest streak in franchise history Saturday. … Pacers: Turner had 15 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, his 11th game with three or more. … Indiana is 9-4 at home this season, where it has won four straight. … The Pacers were 15 of 39 on 3s and improved to 11-2 when making 10 or more this season. … Indiana had a 50-44 rebounding advantage.QUOTABLE“I’m just happy to see him — you know, a guy who was in Oklahoma City, didn’t get a, you know, a chance to really get his game on — come here back where he played college basketball and played so well,” Lue said when asked about Oladipo. “I’m happy for him and the way he’s playing.”INJURY REPORTCavaliers: Center Tristan Thompson and guards Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert and Isaiah Thomas all sat out again. The game also was stopped briefly in the first quarter when Jose Calderon started bleeding. And Love appeared to hurt his right arm, but he and Calderon both finished the game.Pacers: Lance Stephenson was limping in the first half, favoring his left leg, but continued to play. Point guard Darren Collison did not finish the game after aggravating a knee injury.UP NEXTCavaliers: Return home Saturday against Philadelphia for their first back-to-back sequence since late October.Pacers: Hosts Denver on Sunday and will try to snap a two-game losing streak in the series. View comments Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In late October, his shot with 10.1 seconds left beat San Antonio. On Wednesday, his 3 with 31.1 seconds to go beat Chicago. This time, with 1:01 left, Oladipo’s 3 gave Indiana a 103-97 lead that sunk the three-time defending Eastern Conference champs.Cleveland never got another chance to tie or take the lead.Indiana has won three straight, nine of 12 and is the first team to beat the Cavs twice this season. Not bad for a rebuilding franchise that got swept by Cleveland in the first round of last season’s playoffs.“You’ve got to take away the head of the snake, and that’s been Paul George and now it’s Oladipo,” LeBron James said. “They’ve given (him) the confidence, no matter make or miss. He missed three or four straight 3s — some of them didn’t hit the rim, some of them hit the backboard — but they’ve given him the confidence, keep taking ’em. Then he makes the (one) to kind of put it away,”While Oladipo gave Indiana the upper hand, James & Co. did everything they could to break franchise records for longest winning streak and most consecutive road wins.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene INDIANAPOLIS, IN – DECEMBER 08: Victor Oladipo #4 of the Indiana Pacers dribbles the ball against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 8, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFPINDIANAPOLIS — Victor Oladipo keeps delivering knockout blows.And nobody in the NBA seems to be immune from his closing flurries.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Two nights after beating the league’s worst team with a late 3-pointer, Indiana’s new shooting guard did it again with another late 3 and the Pacers beat Cleveland 106-102 on Friday to end the Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak.Oladipo finished with 33 points, eight rebounds and six 3s and played so well that Cavs coach Tyronn Lue called him an All-Star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense“Coming from someone like him who’s been around great players, played with great players and, obviously, coaching the best player we have in our league it’s an honor for him to say that,” Oladipo said. “I’m not satisfied by any means and neither is this team. I’ve got to keep getting better, and this team has got to keep getting better.”The Pacers have played better than most expected following last summer’s Paul George trade. And the biggest reason has been Oladipo’s clutch shooting. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?last_img read more

Fighting Ebola – A Test to Our Patriotism

first_imgHmm! This is how far the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has come. We can’t even imagine how far it is going. When the EVD hit just one county, we advised our leaders to take some actions but they really didn’t take heed. Now, see how far the virus has raged. What is our fate like now?Thank God we now have a National Task Force to battle this virus. But like the chair of the Task Force has been calling, I also think we all must join in the fight against Ebola. It is very worrisome waking up every morning to hear about a new victim of the Ebola virus. Reading the regular updates from UNICEF and other organizations is not exciting because the documents themselves are not exciting and I am sure experts who prepared them themselves do not feel excited writing such reports.Also, going through the various dailies and online sources and the headlines, all are saying Ebola, Ebola, Ebola and fear keeps developing.Besides, this virus has interfered with our normal way of life – we no longer feel safe to even shake hands; which is one of the most common things in our society. Why? Because we are being advised not to do so–talk of hugging and other forms of greetings. The fear of the disease is even making us to look like strange human beings – we dress differently, wear gloves and other forms of protective clothing, take bath with clorax and other detergents, only because we want to feel safe and live on.The Fear of Ebola has also interfered with the way we even care for our sick friends and relatives and how health workers care for their sick patients. As a result of the fear of the virus, we isolate ourselves from our sick friends and family.  We call authorities on them as if someone is reporting that health workers are refusing to take in some patients.  People are being stigmatized only because we fear Ebola.One cherished part of our Liberian culture is how we honor our dead. But in the wake of Ebola, your dear departed will not be given that degree of honor, particularly if authorities say they died of Ebola. We are being strictly prohibited from going close to the dead person. This is terrible! This is a cherished part of culture and doing away with it is terrible. How long will this persist? For how long will our people die from Ebola?Who knows whether it is still safe for us to go to our places of worship.Let us be more serious in the fight. Let all of us get on board. We need to stop politicizing this thing. In fact, I think the National Elections Commission (NEC) needs to pause her preparations for this year’s senatorial elections as some of us have done to our events and gatherings as we join the fight against this menace that is waging war on us. Since Ebola has declared war, let us fight back.I saw that the NEC has released 139 names of people who want to be senators. To all 139 of you I say, pause your political activities, go out to those people whose votes you want. Tell them to play safe to stay alive come October this year. Tell them Ebola is real and has no cure. Tell them to tell others to play safe.Go back in your communities and districts. Go to places where you play in and places where you pray in. Tell the people you meet there that Ebola is in Liberia and the best place to treat sick people is the hospital. Make it very clear to them in whatever way or language and dialect you can that hospitalizing the sick is the only way to stop the disease. Keeping sick people in homes and other places would not do the situation any good but harm.Tell your people that Ebola is not just bleeding. It develops over a very short period of time and by the time the person starts to bleed, the situation has become fatal. Tell them not to wait for bleeding. Beg them, if you must.To me, this is what true leadership is about. It is not just about fighting to occupy an office or occupying an office. It is about reaching out to people. It is about serving your people. This year, this is how we will identify our true leaders – people who care for us.Government’s honest priority too should be to try to stop this outbreak. We need to be vigorous and proactive. We need to put hold on the things that matter to us and fight to save the lives of the people we govern – the people who have  entrusted us with the mantle we are wearing, the people whose confidence we have. We need to be there for them more than ever before. We need to show our people that we love and care about them.Some of us have lost the confidence that was entrusted unto us. This is an opportunity to restore it. This is an opportunity to restore hope. This is an opportunity to rebuild broken bridges and relationships. This is an opportunity for you to reconnect with your people and their welfare.Do this individually if you must. This is not one of the times when you need your colleagues to endorse your actions. Move out as the leader and see if people will not follow you. Engage with the people who are already championing the cause. Ask them how you can be of support. Don’t wait for them to come knocking on your doors calling ‘honorable, honorable’. Reach out to them.With all the measures we are putting in place, we must pray. We must call on God to intervene. We must renew our trust and continue to trust that He alone is God and He will deliver us from this terrible menace. Let us ask Him to heal our land. He did it in the past and He can do it again because we know that He is the same God of yesterday, today and forever.Fellow Liberians, let us know that God is God and He is still on the throne. He does not have a successor (and He will never have) and neither does He have a predecessor. If we trust in Him, we shall not me moved. We shall be like Mount Zion which is neither moved nor shaken. We will be still and watch to see the salvation of the Lord our God.We must save the state. In light of the increase in the cases of Ebola, our main concern at this time should be to ensure the safety and security of ourselves and the people around us. We must do our best. This is because our best is Liberia’s best.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘Health of Ebola Survivors in Liberia Has Improved,’ Study Shows

first_imgDr. Mosoka Fallah is a joint Principal Investigator of the studyOne-year results from PREVAIL 3 published in the New England Journal of MedicineA five-year study of Ebola survivors in Liberia, funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), has found that although certain health problems remain more common among survivors than among their household and sexual contacts who never had the virus, overall, the health of survivors improved during their first year of follow-up, a press release said yesterday.“The Liberian government, through President George Manneh Weah and the Ministry of Health, would like to thank the researchers and the brave Ebola survivors for their contributions to this study. These results will impact the lives of many others, and I am proud of Liberia‘s role,” said Health Minister Dr. Wilhelmina Jallah.Although survivors initially reported symptoms of urinary frequency, headache, fatigue, muscle pain, memory loss, and joint pain more often than their close contacts in the study, the occurrence of these symptoms and other physical exam findings went down in both groups over a year. Nevertheless, both Ebola survivors and their close contacts were found to have many health problems overall.These are among the first-year study findings reported in the March 7th issue of the New England Journal of Medicine by the Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL). PREVAIL, established in 2014, is a clinical research collaboration between the government of Liberia and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH.“The study validates the fact that Liberia has emerged out of the onslaught of the 2014 Ebola outbreak to become a leader in Ebola research that is benefiting humanity,” notes Mosoka P. Fallah, PhD, the Liberian Principal Investigator of the study. “It further signifies the impact of building modern research in a resource-constrained nation through collaboration with a developed country. The champions of this study are the survivors without whom this study would not have been possible,” Dr. Fallah adds.PREVAIL 3, launched in 2015, is the largest study comparing the health of 966 Ebola survivors and 2,350 of their uninfected close contacts, who help researchers more reliably identify which health issues are specific to survivors. The study is ongoing at three study sites: John F. Kennedy Medical Center, C.H. Rennie Hospital, and Duport Road Clinic.The new report describes findings from the participants examined at three different times: at study entry, at a 6-month follow-up, and at a 12-month follow-up. For each visit during that first year, the PREVAIL team compared reported symptoms, physical findings, and laboratory values in the survivor and close contact groups.A smaller group of 564 survivors and 635 close contacts received eye exams by PREVAIL eye doctors at the JFK Medical Center. Uveitis (a group of inflammatory eye diseases that can cause pain, redness, swelling, tissue damage, light sensitivity, and vision loss) was the only health condition that did not improve in both survivors and close contacts during the one-year follow-up period. Survivors are encouraged to visit eye doctors to check for eye inflammation (and treatment if needed).All other abnormal findings and symptoms declined among both survivors and close contacts in one year, and no new findings or symptoms were observed. According to the researchers, this improvement may be attributed to several factors, including resolution of post-traumatic stress disorder over time, interaction with a health care system, and resolution of tissue damage sustained during the acute Ebola illness.Still, the frequency of most symptoms, neurologic findings, and uveitis was greater among survivors than among close contacts. Study neurologists continue to follow a smaller group of the survivors and close contacts to better understand and describe the neurologic issues experienced after surviving the illness.“The PREVAIL Ebola survivors study is groundbreaking. It now helps us to better understand the excruciating pains, complications, and health issues facing our heroes after they survive this horrible disease,” notes Tolbert Nyenswah, LLB, MPH, Director-General of the National Public Health Institute of Liberia. “We will not rest until we find a lasting solution to the Ebola scourge,” he adds.Previous studies indicate that Ebola virus genetic material (RNA) can persist in the semen of male survivors, posing a potential risk of virus transmission to sexual partners. Ebola virus RNA was detected in samples from 30 percent of the 266 male survivors. The longest time from acute illness to detection of Ebola virus RNA was 40 months.  The study also found that more than 30 men had two consecutive negative tests followed by one or more positive test, suggesting that Ebola virus RNA may appear and disappear in semen for longer than previously reported by others. The presence of Ebola virus RNA in semen, however, does not prove the presence of infectious virus, and more research is needed to understand the risks.During the remaining years of study, PREVAIL researchers will continue to follow the health of survivors as well as to determine whether people who survive Ebola have developed immunity that will protect them from getting Ebola in the future. They also seek to determine whether EVD survivors can transmit Ebola infection to close contacts.Co-leaders of the study are Dr. Fallah, Deputy Director General for Technical Services at the National Public Health Institute of Liberia; and Michael C. Sneller, MD, Medical Officer at NIAID/NIH. The study was sponsored by the Liberia Ministry of Health in collaboration with NIAID/NIH. Study partners include the National Eye Institute and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, both part of NIH; the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis; and the Johns Hopkins University Wilmer Eye Institute in Baltimore, Maryland, the release concluded.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Transfer rumours and paper review – Thursday, September 4

first_imgHere’s the top transfer-related stories in Thursday’s newspapers…Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, would like to “come back” to Manchester United one day because the club remains in his heart. (Daily Mail) The Red Devils are also looking to put together a £60m bid to bring Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba, 21, back to Old Trafford next summer. (Daily Express) Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, 23, is already being targeted by Inter Milan for a move during the January transfer window. (Daily Express) Joel Campbell’s agent has criticised Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal manager rejected an offer for the 22-year-old forward to join Benfica on deadline day. (Daily Star) Colorado Rapids are closing in on the signing of former England defender Zat Knight, 34, who is a free agent after leaving Bolton Wanderers. (MLS) Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s future is in doubt after the defender, 30, was left out of Tottenham’s Premier League squad. (Daily Mail) Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, 22, is set to sign a new contract at Chelsea. (Daily Mirror) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Ipswich line up loan move for Palace midfielderPSG ready new contract for Liverpool targetI held talks with Man United and Barcelona, claims Colombia World Cup starJuventus STILL interested in Manchester City strikerRevealed: Real Madrid made last-gasp bid for Man United and Arsenal targetReal Madrid failed in bid to land Arsenal and Chelsea target this summerlast_img read more

Ashton believes Guardiola is bound to take up Premier League job

first_imgThe Daily Mail’s football writer Neil Ashton has indicated Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola will move to the Premier League in the near future.The former Barcelona coach, who presided over unprecedented success at the Nou Camp, has admitted in the past he would like to manage in England.And Ashton reckons the Spaniard’s next managerial post will be on these shores and he will have his pick of the Premier League’s top clubs, including the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal.“I do forsee it happening one day,” he told Hawksbee and Jacobs. “He will be coming to England at some point in his career. He’s a young coach and he’s an incredibly ambitious young man.“So he will come to England and it’s just a question of timing and when it’s going to happen. He will have a choice of clubs when it does happen.”However, the footbal writer also believes Guardiola will not consider leaving the German giants until he has steered them to Champions League glory.Now he’s at Bayern Munich he will want to win the Champions League because you get the opportunity to win it in another country. So Guardiola will have those motivations and aspirations to go and win the European Cup with the team that he’s at.“And when he’s done that, that’s when I would forecast he will feel his job is complete in Germany. Once he’s done that he will feel he’s free to move on, but I wouldn’t envisage him leaving until he’s cracked it.”last_img read more

I was shocked and disappointed by Spurs v Chelsea – Danny Murphy on talkSPORT

first_imgDanny Murphy has told talkSPORT he was ‘shocked and disappointed’ by the way Spurs acted in their draw with Chelsea on Monday, insisting that Mousa Dembele needs to accept any punishment which comes his way.The Belgian midfielder was at the centre of the action in a fiery performance, which saw Spurs handed nine yellow cards, while being lucky to finish the game with all 11 men on the pitch.The rest of his teammates were putting in some questionable tackles, but Dembele appeared to commit a less than sporting act, gouging at Diego Costa’s eye.The 28-year-old has been charged for his actions, but Murphy was surprised with Dembele and his Tottenham teammates.Murphy played alongside the Belgian for two seasons at Fulham, and believes that if Mauricio Pochettino’s players had been slightly more disciplined, they could actually have won the game at Stamford Bridge.Speaking on the Colin Murray show, Murphy said: “I was really surprised that he got that flustered; he is so cool and calm.“Don’t get me wrong, I know Costa could have an argument in an empty house, but I was really shocked and disappointed in a way because if they had been a bit more disciplined they might have sneaked the game.”Murphy insists Dembele needs to be aware he committed a violent act, urging the Spurs star to accept whatever punishment is handed to him.“Whatever’s coming he’s got to take on the chin because he can’t be doing that.”last_img read more

GAA NEWS – FANAD GAELS U21s BEAT DOWNINGS

first_imgLotto Results:Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 10, 14, 18 Bonus 2. No jackpot winner. €100 Jerry Carr, Kerrykeel. €50 Rita Logue, Ballinacrick. Jackpot now stands at €7550. Get your lottos in local shops or from any committee member to be in with a chance of winning our jackpot. 100 Club Draw Results:€500 Maire Ní Cheallachain/Bridin Ní Chearain. €250 Emma McAteer. €250 Bridie Reilly.Under 6, 8 & 10: Under 6, 8 and 10 training this Friday the 16th in Portsalon at 6.30pm sharp. A big thankyou to our senior players Patrick McConigley, Jimmy Coyle, Mark Friel and Ephrim McFadden (who is home on holidays for the summer) and to our two ladies Lisa McConigley and Teresa Coll who coached the boys and girls last Friday evening the 9th, also thanks to Oisin and Oran Shiels and Martin McAteer. Three more senior players are coming along this Friday to take the session. The Bord na nÓg appreciates all the efforts of these people giving up their time to coach the underage teams. All boys and girls are reminded to bring along their gumshield, water bottle and €2 to the training.Under 10’s:The clubs under 10 teams have been invited to take part in the annual St Teresa’s tournament in Belfast on Saturday, 31st August, more info at training this week. Further information contact Martin on 9163472.Seniors and Reserves:Our seniors and reserves play away to Naomh Brid this Saturday 17th. Reserves throw in at 6.00pm and seniors throw in at 7.30pm. We hope to see you there supporting our teams.Under 21’s:Our under 21’s played at home to our neighbouring club Ná Dúnaibh on Tuesday evening. A huge win for our home team. Gaeil Fhánada 5-19 Na Dunaibh 0-9. Well done to all involved. Under 16’s:Our under 16’s played Cloughaneely in Falcarragh on Monday night and came away with an impressive win after a very exciting contest. Fanad entered this game looking for a win to get things back on track after a disappointing result last time out against Termon. Things didn’t start so good in this match either for the boys with Cloughaneely 8 points ahead with 25 minutes on the clock. At this point Fanad burst into life and scored two quick fire goals from John Heraghty and Alan McAteer. A further point from Niall Carr and the teams went in at half time with the deficit at a minimum. The second half was a wonderful advertisement for underage football as both teams came out and put everything they had on the line. It was real end to end stuff with goals flying in at either end. Another two goals from John Heraghty and a goal from Alan McAteer along with points from Niall Carr, Aiden Heraghty and brothers Conor and Oisin McFadden left Fanad leading by two points going into injury time. The game wasn’t over yet and Fanad had to defend for their lives as Paul O’Connor pulled off a couple of world class saves to hold on and give the Gaels the victory on a score of Gaeil Fhánada 5-7 Cloughaneely 5-5. Excellent team performance from the boys.Team and Scorers: Paul OConner, Bernard Martin, Sean Gibbons, Conor McDevitt, Oisin McFadden (0-1), Odhran Shiels, Michael Shiels, Aiden Heraghty (0-1), James Gallagher, Alan McAteer (2-1), Conor McFadden (0-1), Shane McGinley, Niall Carr (0-3), John Heraghty (3-0), Patrick Carr. Subs: Eoghan Carr and Jack Friel for Shane McGinley and Michael Shiels. Not Used: Michael Blaney, Conor Carr, Rory McGettigan, David Ward, Paul GibbonsGAA NEWS – FANAD GAELS U21s BEAT DOWNINGS was last modified: August 14th, 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:fanad gaelsNoteslast_img read more

SENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILL LEFT HOSPITALISED AFTER ROW OVER A BAG OF CHIPS

first_imgA row over a bag of chips led to Fianna Fail Senator Brian O Domhnaill being hospitalised after he was attacked on a bus.The row erupted over a bag of chips.The politician was one of a number of passengers on a late night bus leaving off passengers around West Donegal. However a row broke out on the bus leaving Senator O Domhnaill receiving a blow to the head for which he later received eight stitches in hospital.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard today how a lot of drink was taken by many of those who had got on the bus heading to Gaoth Dobhair on August 22nd, 2010.Before the court was construction manager Cathal O’Donovan who pleaded guilty to assault causing harm to Mr O Domhnaill.Defense barrister Sean MacAoidh said there was a certain bartering system going on as O’Donovan and his friend, who were both married to two local sisters, were getting on the bus.He claimed Mr O Domhnaill had tried to get a takeaway but the chip shop had been closed.However Mr O’Donvan, 45, and another man had managed to get some chips and that Mr O Domhnaill had said he would get them onto the bus and have them left home in return for food.O’Donovan pleaded guilty of assaulting Senator O Domhnaill.However, Mr O’Domhaill denied this ever happened, the court was told.A general altercation took place after O’Donovan, who is originally from Cork but living in London, and his friend were taken off the bus.O’Donovan managed to get back on the bus and struck Senator O Domhnaill, of Killult, Falcarragh, on the head.It was also claimed that Senator O’Domhnaill tried to kick the accused through a sliding door on the bus.Garda Sgt Rory Harrison said he interviewed bus driver Joe Alcorn who said O’Donovan, of 8 Milner Walk, New Eltham, London, and his friend were acting in a very aggressive manner on the night.Defense barrister Sean MacAoidh said O’Donovan was due to be dropped off at a house they were staying in locally while attending a christening.However the bus passed by the house leaving the bus a long distance away from where they were staying.Gardai interviewed O’Donovan the following day but he initially denied the assault.He also suffered a broken nose and two black eyes, according to his barrister.Mr MacAoidh said his client had no previous convictions and was a father of one with another child on the way in London where he lived.He said he was not proud of his actions but that it had occurred in a certain context when a lot of drink was taken by many involved.Judge Matthew Deery asked if O’Donovan had any money he could offer by way of compensation to the injured man.A sum of €1,000 was offered which was accepted by Judge Deery.He also imposed an 18 months jail sentence on O’Donovan which he suspended for two years and also ordered him to keep the peace for that time.SENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILL LEFT HOSPITALISED AFTER ROW OVER A BAG OF CHIPS was last modified: July 15th, 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:ASSAULT CAUSING HARMCathal O’DonovanchipsdonegalLETETRKENNY CIRCUIT COURTSENATOR BRIAN O DOMHNAILLtaxilast_img read more

Killybegs hoping for a ‘reality check’ with new digital community project

first_imgKillybegs has been invited to take part with a number of top universities, museums and technology companies in an international three-year, multi-million euro project to bring history to life through digital augmented reality apps.The Killybegs History & Heritage Committee received the invitation from Judith McCarthy, Curator of Donegal County Museum.This is the only group in Ireland to be involved in the project which is being led by Museum Nord in Oslo and also involves top-level participants in Iceland and Scotland. The project is entitled “Connected Culture & Natural Heritage in the Northern Environment”, (CINE for short) and is subtitled “See into the past”.Judith McCarthy, who is also a member of the board of the National Museum of Ireland, said that Donegal County Museum has a very key role to play in preserving and protecting our cultural inheritance, “not only because of it’s importance to the local community but also it’s intrinsic value from a national and international perspective.”The digital input to the Killybegs project will be provided by a high-level team from Ulster University Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, led by Dr Joan Condell.Said Mr Derek Vial, chairman of Killybegs History & Heritage Committee: “We are honoured and delighted to be invited to take part in this fascinating project which will have major long-term benefits for the town and its heritage. “Killybegs is a designated Histoic & Heritage Town with major historical and archaeological riches. This work will help to ensure the preservation of those treasures and will also make them available in new and exciting ways for students and visitors.”Thanking Ms McCarthy for her invitation to participate, Mr Vial added that the first phase of the work in the town would be centred around the heritage complex at St Catherine’s Well, Kit’s Castle and St Catherine’s Church and Graveyard.In this regard, he said, a tremendous vote of thanks was due to the St Catherine’s community response scheme, led by Hugh Boyle and Philip Kemp, which had carried out painstaking research over many years, culminating in the publication of their book, “St Catherine’s Church and Graveyard and the Medieval Town of Killybegs”.Others involved in this project include St Andrew’s University in Scotland, Oslo University in Norway and the Gunnar Gunnarssons Institute in Iceland.A meeting was held in Killybegs last week attended by representatives of Ulster University and Donegal County Museum to view the St Catherine’s complex and discus the outline of the project with Killybegs History & Heritage Committee. It was explained that CINE “aims to transform people’s experiences of outdoor heritage sites through technology, building on the idea of ‘museums without walls’.”The meeting was told that: “New digital interfaces such as augmented reality, virtual-world technology and easy-to-use apps will bring the past alive and help to imagine the future.”Said Judith McCarthy: “We will develop content management toolkits enabling curators, archivists, historians and anyone who wants to create innovative heritage projects to create unique on-site and off-site customer experiences in specific locations.“More broadly, CINE will explore the social, economic and political role of heritage within our remote communities and develop best practice to shape relevant environmental policies.” Killybegs hoping for a ‘reality check’ with new digital community project was last modified: November 14th, 2017 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:digitaldonegalKillybegsprojectlast_img read more