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Holland open title bid with 13-point win

first_imgWestern BureauHolland High School began their campaign for the ISSA Western Conference Under-16 basketball championship with an easy 31-18 victory over Muschett High on Wednesday.Prince Benjamin led the way for Holland with his seven points, five rebounds and two assists and was complimented by Kevin Edwards’ seven points and three rebounds.Both teams played good attacking basketball early in the first quarter, at the end of which they were locked at four-all but Holland gradually took control through Edwards and Benjamin.The Muschett defence struggled throughout the match and a seven-point, 14-7 lead, at half-time became a blowout at the end of the contest.The win would have pleased the Holland coaching staff, as they seek to wrest back the title won last year by Herbert Morrison.Deandre Stewart was Muschett’s top scorer with seven points and three steals while teammate Akeem Baker chipped in with a useful six points, three rebounds and five steals.Six teams are competing in the Under-16 category including defending champions Herbert Morrison, Holland, Muschett, St. James High, William Knibb High and Cornwall College.Herbert Morrison who are also champions of the Under-19 category will be looking to stave off the challenges from William Knibb, Muschett, St. James and Cornwall College. Under-19St James vs Herbert MorrisonCornwall College vs MuschettUnder-16Cornwall College vs MuschettHerbert Morrison vs Hollandlast_img read more

‘Elect Leaders with Integrity, Accountability, Performance,’ Says Dr. Jones

first_img– Advertisement – Dr. J. Mills Jones The Liberian electorate have been urged to choose leaders with integrity on October 10, because “we have been changing leaders since 1847 but our conditions remain the same,” said Dr. J. Mills Jones, the standard bearer of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE). Dr. Jones said Liberia’s problem is not the changing of leaders.“What is required is choosing leaders with integrity and competence with a record of accountability and performance; and that is exactly what I bring to this presidential election,” he stated.“Judging from my work at the Central Bank of Liberia, an institution that I met in complete tatters and transformed it into a more functional financial institution, and was audited twice a year by international firms but still remain unblemished of corruption in a country where corruption has taken different forms and names,” Dr. Jones boasted. The MOVEE leader’s message reached thousands of partisans as he toured several communities in Montserrado County District #13 where he received several endorsements from partisans from the Liberian Plank Sellers Association, Stockton Creek Ambassadors for Economic Empowerment, Chocolate City Women for MOVEE, COWAGIL and the Carpenters Association.At the Battery Factory Plank Field Community, its chairman Austin Williams said they are ardent followers of Dr. Jones because of his economic empowerment activities throughout the country, for which they are resolved to support his presidential bid on October 10. “Today we have gathered here not because we have come to see the beauty of District# 13 but because our country is at a crucial juncture and we the people and members of the various groups are determined to take our country from mess to best,” Mr. Williams said. “Having patiently and analytically perused the track records of all the presidential candidates vying for the Liberian presidency without any prejudice against any one, and with a mind to support a single presidential candidate that has integrity and credibility, we the above named groups and communities in District #13 have resolved to support and campaign for you, Dr. Jones, to become Liberia’s next President,” Williams noted.At the Stockton Creek Community, after endorsing Dr. Jones’s presidential bid, spokesman Arma Pana said they are tired of people who have provided “schools without chairs, teachers without pay, and markets without roofs.” Reading the endorsement statement, Mr. Pana said some politicians are promising to cut government spending on cars, “but they have a huge caravan of cars for which no one knows where the resources come from,” while others are using planes and helicopters to travel and campaign, he cried.At the end of his endorsements, Dr. Jones later said: “It is an interesting exercise, meeting and shaking hands with ordinary Liberians in street corners, listening to their stories and concerns, seeing on their faces the radiating light of poverty have even further motivated and inspired us to keep moving on with our vision to transform the Liberian economy and infrastructure to create more jobs for them.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Colts try to bring down the Curtain

first_imgThe Steelers (12-5) struggled to hear snap counts in November during their first trip to Indy. They were called for false starts several times, and got out of sync early. Pittsburgh lost 26-7 and afterward complained that the Colts were piping in artificial noise over the speakers to make it tougher. Irritated fans are likely to raise the decibel level even more today, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Pittsburgh needs to execute better this time. “We’re going to have to be on our `A’ game and do the best we can to communicate with each other,” he said. Indianapolis Colts cornerback Nick Harper’s wife was jailed Saturday night on charges of cutting him with a knife, a sheriff said. Hamilton County Sheriff Doug Carter said Daniell Harper, 31, was being held without bond on charges of battery with a deadly weapon and criminal recklessness. Nick Harper was treated for a knee injury at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis. His injuries were not life-threatening, Carter said. Harper, a starter, was listed as questionable for today’s game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! INDIANAPOLIS – Tony Dungy spent a quarter of a century chasing home-field advantage throughout the playoffs before he finally earned it. He doesn’t intend to let that reward slip away today against his old team, Pittsburgh, in the divisional playoffs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa AnitaIn past years, Indianapolis (14-2) has contended with snow, wind, rain and cold weather in January. It was shut out at New York in 2003, then lost at New England each of the past two years in inclement weather. Critics contended after those losses that the only way the high-scoring Colts would reach the Super Bowl was to stay indoors. Mission accomplished – even the Super Bowl is in a dome this year. “I’ve never said that we have to be indoors, but that has been said by people,” two-time MVP Peyton Manning said. “I agree totally with coach Dungy, that it doesn’t matter where you play, you’ve got to be ready to play.” Playing at home in a dome does provide some advantages. center_img “It’s our opportunity to do something special and cap off a year that’s been really good for us,” Dungy said. “That’s what it’s all about.” Conventional wisdom suggests that the RCA Dome is the Colts’ ticket to Detroit. last_img

LABOUR OF LOVE GETS HUGH TO THE CHURCH ON TIME…AND IN STYLE!

first_imgMost grooms hate the one hundred and one details about organising a wedding.But for Hugh Sweeney, his one detail was a labour of love – even if it did take him more than a year to get right!While wife-to-be Joanne arranged the dresses, suits, flowers, hotel and invitations, Hugh, 29, organised the wedding car. But his was no ordinary wedding car.The electrician from St.Johnston had always dreamt of arriving at the church in Starsky and Hutch style!And so he went about building his very own replica Gran Torino sports-car from the 1970s American TV cop show complete with dashing white stripe.“It was just something I always wanted to do. I loved the car and I loved the television show. “I told Joanne about it and she just said ‘why not?’.Hugh bought the shell of the car from Marshall Motors in Michigan, USA and then imported it.What followed was a year long labour of love spraying it, fitting new floors, new upholstery – a project which only finished a few hours before he walked down the aisle on July 23rd last.“Myself and my friend Adrian Duffy, who was the real brains behind the project, were up until 2.30am putting on the white stripe but it was worth it,” he laughed.Hugh along with bestman Mark McCauley and groomsmen Stephen Graham and Roderick McCready arrived in style at St.Baitin’s Church where they turned heads. After the ceremony Hugh and new wife Joanne made their way to the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny where the car was the talk of the wedding reception.Hugh said Joanne didn’t mind Hugh spending so much time fixing up their wedding car revealing she even helped him search on-line for parts!The couple went on holiday to Florida and car-fanatic Hugh revealed how they even took in a couple of car shows along the way.The Grand Tarino now sits proudly at the couple’s home but with its 5.8 Litre petrol engine, Hugh admits that getting just 8 miles to the gallon doesn’t inspire long journeys. The car is now worth at least €20,000 and Hugh says there may be a small problem as the couple settle down to married life.“It’s only a two door. I might have to go and look for a five door if we ever think of extending the family,” he laughed.EndsLABOUR OF LOVE GETS HUGH TO THE CHURCH ON TIME…AND IN STYLE! was last modified: September 23rd, 2011 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:Hugh SweeneySt JohnstonStarsky and Hutchlast_img read more

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgSunset in Glenties from Eamonn McNeilisBingo:The winners at the Bingo in the Community Centre, Glenties on Tuesday 10th June 2014 were – € 20 winners – Adele Dooley, Brid Gallagher and Mary Kennedy; €25 Winners – Norah McHugh, Francis Brennan, Sandra Moore, Ann Boyle, Cecila Campbell and Mary McDermott; € 50 Winners – Margaret McBrearty, Caroline Kee, Patsy Martin, Terence Breslin, Breid Gallagher, Faye Moore, Josie Martin, Johnny O’ Donnell, Mary Ita Boyle and Nan Doherty, €100 winners – Mary Gallagher, Una Kennedy, Kathleen Boyle, Sally McGuigan, Anne Deane, Caroline Kee, Francis Brennan and Michael Langan; €150 Winners – Mark O Donnell and Pauline Mc Geehan.Ceili in the Kitchen: Every success to Kieran and Anne Kennedy with their Cabaret Evening (Ceili in the Kitchen) every Wednesday for the Summer season.Sympathy:Sincere sympathy is extended to Kathleen Molloy, Lacklea Greenans; Glenties, on the death of her brother, Tommy Meehan, Dromore, Mountcharles, and formerly of Loughfad, which took place recently; also to all other relatives and friends.Sincere sympathy is extended to Sally Mc Devitt, Gortnasillagh, Glenties on the death recently of her sister, Rosaleen Mc Dyre, Rhenny, Lettermacaward; also to all other relatives and friends. Glenties Community Centre:Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, Every house € 100; Jackpot, if not won, will be € 3200 on 24th June. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws.Snooker:Snooker Hall is open every day 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.Corpus Christi Procession: At the end of the 11 a.m. Mass next Sunday 22nd June we will process from the Church to the Grotto for Benediction (weather permitting). The people who are usually involved in the carrying of the canopy are asked to make themselves available as well as those who usually steward the Procession. The First Holy Communion children are invited to walk in the Procession in their First Holy Communion Dress.“Do This in Memory”:The Parish based Preparation Programme for First Holy Communion called “Do This in Memory” will conclude next Sunday 22nd June at 11 a.m. Mass.DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: June 19th, 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:Glenties community newslast_img read more

DONEGAL BOXER McLAUGHLIN ENJOYS ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE PRO WIN

first_imgMichael McLaughlin from Carndonagh won again last night.Donegal boxer Michael McLaughlin took his professional record to 10-1-1 thanks to a very impressive victory over Roberto Valenzuala at the Marina Bay Sportsplex in Boston on last night.The Carndonagh welterweight took the fight to the Mexican from the off and never looked back after punishing his opponent with a series of head and body shots in the opening round.Valenzuala, a veteran of some 56 knockouts throughout his career, had no answer for the Irish southpaw’s speed and movement and although he tagged his opponent with an overhand right in the second, he would never come that close again.Irish boxing.com reports that McLaughlin scored big at the end of the round and again midway through the third when it appeared that Valenzuala had had enough. In the fourth “Mickey” piled on the punches, and was equally impressive in avoiding the dangerous counter punches of his opponent.McLaughlin had his opponent out on his feet and appeared ready to record his tenth inside-the-distance victory of his professional career. But the Mexican survived somehow and took the bout to the fifth round. The ringside physician intervened midway through the fifth following a clash of heads between the fighters.Valenzuala wanted no further part in the bout and appeared to be blaming his opponent. But the judges did not see it that way and rewarded the Irishman for his dominance by declaring him the victor.McLaughlin was pleased with his night’s work, commenting afterwards: “He was a very tough opponent, but I think he didn’t want to know near the end. There was a clash of heads alright but he was trying to blame that for the loss. I thought I did well and deserved the victory.”DONEGAL BOXER McLAUGHLIN ENJOYS ANOTHER IMPRESSIVE PRO WIN was last modified: June 28th, 2015 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:boxingCarndonaghdonegalMichael McLaughlinlast_img read more

HOLIDAY HOME RAMPAGE THUG SENTENCE DEFERRED

first_imgA MAN behind behind a €50k rampage through holiday homes in Inishowen will be sentenced in July, a court heard.Bernard McDaid broke into the homes along with two other men – Ashley Nicholl and a third man on the run from Gardai – during a drunken orgy of destruction on January 31st 2010.The men wrecked the houses in Moville, Malin and Culdaff which belonged to holiday-home owners from the North and Britain. The men destroyed kitchens, stairs, living rooms, smashed mirrors and broke fridges and televisions during the rampage.In total they caused more than €56,000 worth of damage to the four properties.Bernard McDaid was named by his co-accused and a finger print linked him to crime scenes.McDaid was drunk and high on drugs at the time.Nicholl was jailed for two years last summer for each of the four burglaries with all sentences to run concurrently, with the last year suspended.When McDaid, 21, appeared in court in November, he told the judge that he had been offered a job working for a kitchen company and hoped to take it up.“I was very stupid and I was taking ecstasy,” he said, apologising for what he had done.Judge O’Hagan said he wanted to see proof of a job and adjourned sentence.Today counsel for Damian Crawford said his client had appeared in court last week when the date had been set, but that McDaid had since returned to England.He said McDaid’s job offer from a kitchen company had also fallen through because he was banned from driving, and had decided instead to take a job on a building site in London.Judge John O’Hagan said he will pass sentence in July.HOLIDAY HOME RAMPAGE THUG SENTENCE DEFERRED was last modified: February 4th, 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:Bernard McDaiddrug addictInishowen rampageLetterkenny Circuit Courtthiefthuglast_img read more

Christmas comes early for DCCC prizewinners

first_imgTo announce the launch of their new Parent’s Portal, the Donegal County Childcare Committee decided to run a competition for €200 worth of vouchers for Smyths Toys Superstore.The DCCC received almost 500 correct replies are were delighted with the great response. It also looks like the parents of Donegal are all really well versed in Christmas songs!The question was “What Reindeer wasn’t allowed to play in the reindeer games?” The answer: “Rudolph”And the winners are….First Prize: €100 Smyths Voucher  – Fatima ByrneSecond Prize: €50 Smyths Voucher  – Majella Cunningham Third Prize: €50 Smyths Voucher –  Willie BarronPictured above (L- R) Fatima Byrne, first prize winner, Eamonn Byrne, Donna Kenny (DCCC Communications Officer) and Toni Sumner (DCCC Receptionist).The DCCC Parent’s Portal has been specifically designed as a ‘One-Stop-Shop’ for parents/guardians to access the information you need regarding childcare in County Donegal.This interactive Parent’s Portal gives parents better access to information on what they need to know regarding childcare in Donegal. Topics covered by the Portal include choosing childcare and the types of childcare available in local areas, the types of childcare funding that parents may be eligible for, special educational needs assistance (AIM), preschool education and child wellbeing. The ‘Latest News’ and ‘Wellbeing’ sections are constantly updated with helpful information, articles and news on childcare both locally and nationally. The Parent’s Portal is accessible through a link on the main DCCC website and also at the URL http://www.donegalchildcare.com/parents/Christmas comes early for DCCC prizewinners was last modified: November 9th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Can Social Networking Find 10 Red Balloons?

first_imgTomorrow morning, teams from all across the United States will try to find 10 red balloons. The federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to moor 10 red weather balloons at 10 fixed locations in the continental United States, and whoever sends in the GPS coordinates of all the balloons first will win $40,000. With this event – called the DARPA Network Challenge – DARPA wants to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arpanet – the predecessor of today’s Internet. DARPA wants to test how the Internet, crowdsourcing and social networking can help to solve “broad-scope, time-critical problems.” Read on to see how you can participate in this event.Teams from all over the United States have registered for this event – although anybody can participate. Entries will be accepted until 12 p.m. ET on Dec. 14. The balloons will be on display during daylight hours from 10 a.m. ET until 4 p.m. local time.Strategies Some teams have developed iPhone apps (iTunes link), while others are going to scour Twitter for clues. Some teams are also taking a more traditional approach and plan to simply drive around hoping to spot the balloons – and hoping their team will be large enough to find them. Click here for a list of teams; most of them are still more than happy to accept new volunteers. Even if you don’t belong to a group, you can still send out a tweet with the GPS coordinates if you happen to come across a balloon by coincidence. The teams will surely be grateful for this information as well.DARPA is financing this challenge because it hopes that this event, just like earlier DARPA challenges, will foster fresh thinking and encourage technologists to discover “new, collaborative ways to approach problems that were not dreamt of 40 years ago.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Three doctors convicted under PCPNDT Act

first_imgA court here sentenced three doctors to three years in jail in a 2009 sex-determination and female foeticide case. Judicial Magistrate First Class Prachi Patel on Monday convicted Sushma Trivedi, Sandhya Tiwari and S.K. Shrivastava under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, public prosecutor Ritesh Goyal said.₹5,000 fine The doctors were given three years’ imprisonment and the court slapped a fine of ₹5,000 on two of them — Sandhya Tiwari and S.K. Shrivastava — for running clinics without legal permission, he said.Mr. Goyal said a Delhi-based social organisation called Beti Bachao Samiti had conducted a sting operation separately on these three doctors in May 2009. In the sting operation, these doctors agreed to carry out sex-determination and female foeticide procedures in their clinics, he said. The organisation approached the District Collector with the recording of the sting operation, who directed the Chief Medical and Health Officer to file a case against the three under the PCPNDT Act, he said. The court found them guilty under section 23 of the PCPNDT Act.last_img read more