Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Andre Drummond had 13 points and 10 rebounds and got some extra rest for the Pistons, who play at Toronto on Sunday.Rookie Collin Sexton scored 14 for the Cavs. Cleveland was again missing Love, who was rested while he continues to build up strength following a foot surgery that sidelined him for 50 games earlier this season. Love isn’t ready to play in consecutive games, and with the Cavs hosting Orlando on Sunday, the team sat him.Even Love wouldn’t have helped much.His absence, along with big men Tristan Thompson (foot) and Ante Zizic (concussion) both being out, left Cleveland vulnerable inside and Detroit took advantage. The Pistons did whatever they pleased on offense, getting easy looks in the lane and behind the arc.“They came out and punched us in the mouth early,” Cavs forward Larry Nance said.ADVERTISEMENT “Not pleased with it from top to bottom,” he said. “It’s easy to point fingers and blame one another. That’s certainly what I thought we did. There was whole lot of finger pointing. I thought we took a step back, even without Kev. That shouldn’t have been a 40-point game.“We gotta look in the mirror tonight and come back tomorrow with a better attitude.”FRYE’S GOODBYECavs forward Channing Frye said his decision to retire after this season was easy. Family first.“The straw that broke the camel’s back, I was on vacation,” explained Frye, who announced Friday on Twitter that he intends to stop playing after his 13th NBA season. “I went to Puerto Rico with my kids and I saw our best friends who live down there and their kids are 12, 11, 10. My son is eight now. I’m like, ‘I want to go his practice and not have to worry about my practice.’ I want to make time for them.”The 35-year-old Frye, who played on Cleveland’s title team in 2016, hopes to be remembered for his honesty.“By being real, whether it was goofy or rude or brash, whatever it is, just know that I was me all the time, I tried to be,” he said. … I met some amazing guys. Hopefully they say Channing was an amazing guy and send me a text once in a while.”UP NEXTPistons: At Toronto on Sunday.Cavaliers: Come right back and host Orlando on Sunday. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Detroit Pistons’ Blake Griffin (23) drives past Cleveland Cavaliers’ Larry Nance Jr. (22) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Cleveland. Detroit won 129-93. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — Due to an arena-wide computer glitch, there were still several seconds remaining on the scoreboard clock when the officials signaled the game was over.The Pistons ended it much earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Luke Kennard scored 26 points, Reggie Jackson added 24 and Detroit made sure it didn’t have a letdown against a depleted Cleveland team as the Pistons built a 33-point lead in the first half and rolled to a 129-93 win Saturday over the Cavaliers, who were without star forward Kevin Love.After coach Dwane Casey said he wanted his group to play “as a desperate team” while pushing toward the playoffs, Detroit came out flying.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe Pistons, who entered holding the No. 7 spot in the Eastern Conference, scored 42 in the first quarter while taking a 71-38 halftime lead. The score could have been more lopsided, but the officials convened at halftime and took away a basket by Detroit. It may have been Cleveland’s best defensive stop of the night.“We put together a really solid game, offensively, defensively,” said Blake Griffin, who had 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in 26 minutes. “The ball was moving. We played the right brand of basketball. I know I keep saying that, but we’ve been on a much better streak regardless of wins or losses.” LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Barcelona wins at Bernabeu again to end Real Madrid title hopes Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Jackson scored 12 points in the first quarter on 5-of-5 shooting, making a pair of 3-pointers as the Pistons began pulling away.Kennard picked it up from there. He scored 14 in the second half, draining a 29-foot 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to put Detroit ahead 103-72.“The one was deep,” Kennard said. “I was kind of surprised it went in. It felt good.”Nearby, teammate Langston Galloway warned reporters to be careful around the hot-shooting Kennard.“Back up,” he joked. “You’ll catch on fire.”TIP-INSPistons: Drummond has reached double-digits in points and rebounds in 14 straight games. … Detroit has made at least 12 3-pointers in 11 straight, extending the franchise record. … Came in averaging 107 points, their highest average since 1987-88.Cavaliers: Sexton missed his first seven field-goal tries and finished 3 of 13. … Thompson has missed 18 straight games. … Zizic remains in concussion protocol. He was injured in Thursday’s win at New York. … Cleveland had won its previous four home games against Detroit by at least 17.STEP BACKThe Cavs have been without Love for much of the season, but Nance said that’s doesn’t excuse for selfishness. 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Remanded: Tavel JonesAfter allegedly being pointed out during an identification parade, 23-year-old Tavel Jones of East La Penitence, Georgetown, was taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for the offence of armed robbery committed on a student of the University of Guyana.The father of one appeared before Principal Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and denied the charge which stated that on June 19, 2019, at South Ruimveldt, Georgetown, while in the company of another and armed with a gun, he robbed Stephon Dass of two Samsung cellular phones valued $145,000. Prosecutor Adduni Inniss objected to bail being granted on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and the penalty it attracts, as well as the fact that he was identified by the victim during an ID parade.Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus refused bail for the maintenance worker and adjourned the case for July 19, 2019.
0Shares0000Shanghai Shenhua footballers are among the players who have undergone military-style training in China. © Shanghai Shenhua/AFP / HANDOUTSHANGHAI, China, Nov 30 – Chinese national squads and a top league team have packed young footballers off to military camps for drills and Marxist-style “thought education” as a campaign to promote Communist Party values spreads even into the sporting world.Chinese fans have watched the militarisation of football with a mixture of anger and bemusement after pictures emerged of players getting their hair shaved and throwing themselves bare-chested into the snow. The Chinese Football Association (CFA) spirited away more than 50 under-25 national squad players in October for several weeks of intensive army drills, swapping their football boots for combat boots and military fatigues.The move, underlining desperation to improve the perennially underachieving Chinese national side, was particularly controversial because it meant some of China’s finest young players were not involved in the final games of the league season.A second batch of players was packed off in early November, and this week a national squad of under-19s was set to don camouflage and head to the barracks, suggesting that the boot camps may become a fixture.Footballers have been military drills and “thought education” as part of a wider Chinese campaign to promote Communist Party values. © Shanghai Shenhua/AFP / HANDOUTChinese Super League (CSL) side Shanghai Shenhua — home last year to Argentine striker Carlos Tevez — followed suit with its under-19 players, combining football training with marching and other aspects of an austere military life.Under the watchful eye of the drillmasters of airforce unit 94778, the young players were subjected on Monday to “thought-education”, the club said on China’s Twitter-like Weibo platform.They “examined propaganda materials, visited the unit’s hall of history, soldiers’ barracks and took part in basic military formation drills”, it said.The players were also plonked down to watch the evening news on state television — a nightly hymn to the Communist Party — before hitting their bunks.– ‘Strengthen ideology’ –The CFA has been characteristically coy on the thinking behind the boot camps, but the Beijing Evening News said: “In several previous warm-up matches, some of the national team were criticised for not working hard and having no sense of honour.”Reports of the military camps have drawn a mixed reaction from fans. © Shanghai Shenhua/AFP / HANDOUTThe Beijing Youth Daily, citing the CFA, said that the camps will “strengthen young players’ ideology”.President Xi Jinping has conducted a broad campaign to bolster the ruling Communist Party that has drawn comparisons to past mass political campaigns under former leader Mao Zedong.Government departments, businesses and organisations across the country have signed up to the drive by conducting indoctrination sessions focusing on Marxist values and “Xi Jinping Thought”.Earlier this year, players for the national team began appearing in matches with bandages covering their tattoos, which the Xi government frowns upon in its purity campaign.But frustrated Chinese football fans accused the CFA of putting politics before football as it took dozens of domestic players out of action for the critical last few games of the season.Pictures subsequently emerged online of the under-25 players with buzz cuts and wearing military garb as they sat in a whitewashed room watching the senior national team’s 0-0 with India on television.Shanghai Shenhua players were shown propaganda materials and historical exhibits during their military training. © Shanghai Shenhua/AFP / HANDOUTA red banner at the front of the room exhorted them to be upstanding members of the public.Soccer News reposted pictures on Weibo said to be of the players baring their teeth and leaping half-naked into the snow.China’s World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi, whose final assignment with the team will be the Asian Cup in January, has not commented on the army-style initiative.As part of Xi’s efforts to make the country a footballing powerhouse, China made the 70-year-old Italian one of the best-paid coaches in the world when they hired him in October 2016.But after an initial bounce, the team have won just once in their last five games and are stewing in 76th in the FIFA rankings, two spots below war-torn Syria.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“We were lucky it wasn’t Barcelona today,” said Solskjaer.“They played better than us but we have one of the best goalkeepers in the world.”Felipe Anderson, who had earlier had a goal dubiously disallowed for offside, scored early in the second half to make it 1-1 and Michail Antonio went close twice, hitting the bar and watching in disbelief as David de Gea pulled off a wonder save on his header seconds before Pogba’s second spot-kick won the game 10 minutes from time.“That save is unbelievable. He won us the game because at 2-1 down, we would have struggled to create enough,” added Solskjaer.“We sit here with three points and we got the points. We were fortunate. I can’t hide that.”Solskjaer made five changes to the team that lost to Barca on Wednesday, leaving the rested Marcus Rashford, Scott McTominay and Victor Lindelof on the bench, while Luke Shaw and Ashley Young were suspended.“We had Rashford, McTominay, and Luke Shaw out, and there is intensity and power in those players,” added Solskjaer.“It was end-to-end like a basketball game at times. I think the intensity was not bad, if you look at the physical stats –- but the control was not good enough.”Solskjaer was unhappy at the six-day turnaround between United’s two legs against Barcelona, while there are eight days between Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool’s quarter-final ties.“Someone needs to explain to me why in the Champions League it is Wednesday and Tuesday matches for us and Tuesday and Wednesday for the others,” he added.“We tried to Google it but didn’t find anything. UEFA should change that 100 percent.”Those Champions League ties will have VAR on hand for controversial calls and West Ham manager Manuel Pellegrini believes the Hammers would have won had the technology been available to referee Graham Scott on Saturday.“With VAR, I am sure we would win the game 1-0. Felipe Anderson was onside. It was not a penalty from Robert (Snodgrass).“The last goal from Manchester United was offside, the last pass. There were a few mistakes but the decisions went for United.“I am not complaining about the referee because they were not big mistakes, they were ‘difficult’ mistakes but with technology we have a different score.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paul Pogba scored twice from the penalty spot to hand Man Utd a 2-1 win over West Ham © AFP / Paul ELLISMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 13 – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted on Saturday that Manchester United will have to improve significantly on their performance against West Ham if they are to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League.A much-changed United were unconvincing as they beat Manuel Pellegrini’s side 2-1 at Old Trafford to maintain their hopes of a Premier League top-four finish thanks to two Paul Pogba penalties, three days before they try to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit in their Champions League quarter-final decider at the Camp Nou.
Sinn Féin Councilors on Donegal County Council have proposed an increase in the Council’s Small Business Grant which they say will reduce the rates bill for thousands of small and medium enterprises in the County. It comes as Donegal county councillors failed to agree a rate for businesses at yesterday’s annual budget meeting.Speaking on behalf of the Sinn Féin team on Donegal County Council, Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher said the council has found itself in a “perilous position.” “Donegal County Council finds itself in a perilous position as it attempts to balance the books and pass a budget for 2018. This is due, in no small part, to the systematic under-funding of our local Council by central Government.“Consequently, there are two options open to Councillors in order to find a way to balance the €140 million budget book, we either cut services or we raise business rates. As a party, we will not be supporting a cut to services as we believe increased services and more investment in our infrastructure is what’s needed for Donegal. Equally, we cannot countenance a universal increase in rates which would severely imact on our hard-pressed business owners.“However, Sinn Féin has put forward a proposal to the management and members of Donegal County Council to increase the Council’s Small Business Grant to 10%. This grant allows for a rebate of 10% of the total rates bill up to a maximum of €500 and would, in effect, see a decrease in rates for 90% of the businesses in Donegal.“We believe these proposals are fair and equitable, allowing for the continue growth of our County while easing the burden on our SME’s. “We will further engage with management and members of the Council over the coming weeks to progress these proposals.”Proposal belowSinn Fein proposal for Budget 2018Propose to increase the small business grant scheme in line with each percentage point increase in the global rate increase to a maximum of €500.On a practical level the impact of this proposal would mean 78% of businesses would see a decrease in their rate bill, 12% of businesses would pay less than their charged rates bill for 2018 and only 10% would see a practical increase.The cost to this scheme is €250,000. Working examplesA shop in Carndonagh charged €500 in rates for 2017 would pay €475 when the 5% grant was included. The same shop would be charged €525 in 2018 but would only be liable for €472.50 when the 10% grant is included.A Guesthouse in west Donegal charged €10,000 in rates for 2017 would pay €9,750 when the 5% grant was included. The same hotel would be charged €10,500 in 2018 but would only be liable for €10,000 when the 10% grant is included.A Hotel in Letterkenny charged €30,000 in 2017 would pay €29,750 when the 5% grant was included. The same hotel would be charged €31,500 in 2018 but would only be liable for €31,000 when the 10% grant is included.Sinn Fein announce plan to cut rates for small and medium sized Donegal businesses was last modified: November 21st, 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:donegalSinn FeinSMEs
There is fresh concern over the future make-up of Donegal’s out-of-hours GP service NowDoc.Th NowDoc offices in Letterkenny.Deputy Pearse Doherty, has today described as ‘concerning’ the uncertainty surrounding the future shape of the medical service.Deputy Doherty made his comments after it was confirmed today by the HSE that the group ‘Caredoc’, who together with the HSE provide the NOWDoc Service, has indicated that it plans to withdraw from the service’s current arrangement which has been in operation since 2013. “The HSE has confirmed to me this week that following recent discussions between both the HSE and Caredoc concerning service arrangements, in which both the service’s current funding provision and clinical governance model were debated, an agreement between the two parties could not be reached.”“Subsequent to the failure of these discussions to yield an agreement, Caredoc has expressed its desire to withdraw from the partnership – this is quite concerning and casts some doubts over the future shape of the Out-of-Hour service here in the County.”“One of the key issues surrounding these discussions was a request by Caredoc for the HSE to make additional funding available to meet the costs of providing Locum GP cover for the service’s five centres during the ‘Red Eye’ hours.”“However, the HSE North West Area has stated that their current budget does not allow for such an allocation to be made.” He added that the future form which NOWDoc may take is now somewhat uncertain, as questions remain surrounding the survival of the current structure of the ‘Red Eye’ service which traditionally has covered the night time hours between 11pm and 8am.“I am concerned about where this leaves us in relation to night time Out-of-Hour GP care, particularly for people in remote rural areas of the County who should happen to become ill during the night – this could have negative implications for them.”“Of course, GPs are contractually obliged to provide an Out-of-Hours service; the HSE has confirmed in a statement that it has, ‘continued its discussions and engagement with the North West GP representatives to ensure that the Out of Hours GP service continues to be provided to patients in the North West Area, in a safe and efficient manner’ – I of course welcome this announcement by the HSE.”“However, it is crucial that the future shape of the service is neither diminished nor reduced; I would therefore urge the HSE not to allow any dilution of this service irrespective of the present challenges it faces.”“Naturally, the continuation of this service is vital for the people of Donegal who depend on it for medical assistance during out-of-hour periods when they are unwell and at their most vulnerable.” CONCERN OVER UNCERTAINTY OF FUTURE OF DONEGAL’S NOWDOC SERVICE was last modified: February 12th, 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:NowDocParse Doherty
Magees of Donegal Town will be hosting their annual charity fashion show on Thursday the 3rd of November.Tickets are €15 each, with proceeds going towards Solace (Donegal Cancer Care), and Pieta House (mental health).On top of the fashion show, 5% of all Magee sales on Thursday will go towards these charities. The event kicks off at 7pm with a champagne reception and canapés, followed by a fashion show, goody bags, spot prizes and a raffle! Magees to host charity fashion show was last modified: October 22nd, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:charityDonegal TownFashionfashion showMagees
SPORTS NOTICE: CLG AN TEARMAINN are delighted to announce that Healthwise Pharmacies are sponsoring prizes for this year’s Annual 5k. The course has been described as really fast and CLG AN TEARMAINN are offering a voucher of €100 to anyone who runs a sub 15 minute 5k race. The overall winner will receive a camera to the value of €200, sponsored by Healthwise Pharmacies.Members of the Termon GAA Club pictured at their launch of the 5k Road Race and Walk on the 2nd of July, included are The Chairman of the Club, Danny O Donnell (Danny O), secretary Margo Doherty with principal sponsor James Cassidy from Health Wise. Photo Cristeph/Brian McDaidThere will also be prizes as outlined below in the following categories:Senior Men: 1st, 2nd and 3rdSenior Women: 1st, 2nd and 3rd Over 40 Men: 1st, 2nd and 3rdOver 40 Women: 1st, 2nd and 3rdOver 50 Men: 1st, 2nd and 3rdOver 50 Women: 1st, 2nd and 3rdOver 60 Men: 1st and 2ndOver 60 Women: 1st and 2nd Junior:Men : 1st and 2ndWomen: 1st and 2ndThis is a fast course where we expect to see great PBs recorded. PRICE: Adults : €8 Runners and WalkersUnder 18s : €5Family : €20Registration from 6pm at The Craoibhín, Termon, and refreshments afterwards at The Craoibhín.SPORTS NOTICE: HUGE CROWD EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLG AN TEARMAINN 5K NEXT WEEK was last modified: June 29th, 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:5kCLG AN TEARMAINNFeaturesNoticesSport
GARDAI may take legal action to shut down under-age teenage discos in County Donegal.It follows dozens of incidents of assault and drunken behaviour by children as young as 13.The discos have become a feature in several towns in Donegal in recent years including Bundoran, Letterkenny, Buncrana and Gaoth Dobhair. But Gardai have “had enough” of the outrageous behaviour which comes with the discos.Senior officers were keen to stress that all the discos were run responsibly and that no alcohol was being served on premises which run the events.However it is now clear that cheap drink bought in supermarkets – alongside drugs – are bringing havoc midweek to many towns…and casualties to hospitals.At one recent disco in Letterkenny gangs of drunken youths brought the town to a standstill as running battles were conducted on the main street. Punch-ups which left several young teens in hospital ensued.“We are looking at the legislation to see what can be done,” said one senior Donegal garda.“The functions are run properly and within the law but you cannot legislate for a large crowd of these children getting drunk out of their skulls and starting fights.“If I could do it, I’d ban the discos altogether because so many kids are turning up drunk.” UNDER-AGE TEEN DISCOS ‘WREAKING HAVOC’ IN DONEGAL TOWNS was last modified: July 13th, 2013 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:UNDER-AGE TEEN DISCOS ‘WREAKING HAVOC’ IN DONEGAL TOWNS
DDTV: Award-winning Belfast traditional folk band At First Light are to play their first gig in Letterkenny this week. Known for pushing the boundaries of Celtic folk music, the band have collaborated with the world’s greatest folk and contemporary artists.Masterful musicianship from John McSherry, Dónal O’Connor, Francis McIlduff, Ciara McCrickard and their guests, exploring fresh perspectives on the living tradition.Each member of the group has influenced Celtic folk music and featured on Grammy-award winning recordings.Their recent album is titled ‘Idir’ and its energy reflects why the band’s international status continues to grow. Click play on the video to hear about the album and the band.At First Light – tickets Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Friday 22nd February. DDTV: SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE LIVING TRADITION – AT FIRST LIGHT was last modified: February 18th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:DDTV: SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE LIVING TRADITION – AT FIRST LIGHT