Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

first_imgBoston Celtics forward Al Horford (42) celebrates a made basket with guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the first quarter of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Sunday, May 13, 2018, in Boston. APBOSTON, United States — Jaylen Brown had 23 points and eight rebounds, Marcus Morris added 21 points and 10 boards, and the Boston Celtics opened a 21-point, first-quarter lead and scorched the Cleveland Cavaliers 108-83 on Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.Al Horford scored 20 points for the Celtics, who ran off 17 consecutive points in the first quarter and never allowed the Cavaliers within single digits again. Boston led by 28 when Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue pulled LeBron James for good with 7:09 left.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 LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations MOST READ Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Game 2 is Tuesday night.Kevin Love had 17 points and eight rebounds, and James finished with 15 points, nine assists and seven boards. The Cavaliers missed their first 14 3-point attempts of the game and shot just 32 percent in the first half.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownBy that time, Boston led 61-35 — the biggest halftime playoff deficit in James’ career.With injured stars Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving on the bench in street clothes, the Celtics continued their stunning run this season with what may have been the most surprising turn of events yet. A year after dropping the first two games at home against Cleveland in a five-game East final, the Celtics pounced on James, and the favored Cavaliers were never really in it. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments The Celtics took the floor to a hype video that began with the broadcast of Hayward’s injury in the first quarter of the first game, at Cleveland. A variety of commentators predicted the team’s demise, including Hall of Famer Charles Barkley saying: “Their season’s over.”As more players went down to injury, the prophesies grew even gloomier.But there the Celtics were, back in the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers for the second year in a row — with Hayward, Irving, Daniel Theis and Shane Larkin all injured and coach Brad Stevens down to an eight-man rotation.It was more than they needed.Morris, starting in place of Aron Baynes, backed up his boast that he could cover James better than anyone except Kawhi Leonard and helped pester James into seven of Cleveland’s nine turnovers. (James had eight in the entire four-game, second-round sweep of the Raptors.)ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Top of the heap Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Horford made his first seven shots of the game and scored 10, including eight straight, during the 17-0 run that turned a three-point deficit into a 21-7 lead. After James wiggled his way to a layup — Cleveland’s first points in 4 minutes, 43 seconds — Boston ran off eight more points in a row; Brown had six of them, and he finished the quarter with 13 points and five rebounds.Cleveland scored seven straight points early in the third and finished the quarter with six in a row to make it 78-64. But Boston made the first three baskets in the fourth and, after running off nine in a row to make it 96-68 with 7:09 left, the Cavs conceded.TIP-INSCavaliers: Kyle Korver’s 3-pointer with nine minutes left in the third period was their first after missing 14 in a row. It cut the deficit from 28 points to 65-40. … Tristan Thompson had eight points and 11 rebounds.Celtics: The Celtics improved to 8-0 at home this postseason. They do not have to win on the road to reach the NBA Finals. … Boston’s 36-18 lead at the end of one quarter was the second-largest in a playoff game in franchise history. /cbbSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

WORLD CUP: Tiny Iceland continues to live the dream

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wilder, Joshua ‘agree’ to title unification bout Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES DEFENDERSThe defense is held together by the center-back pairing of Ragnar Sigurdsson and Kari Arnason. They are close on the field and off it, having spent the summer of 2015 travelling around Thailand together. At 35, Arnason is one of the veterans of the Iceland team, spending some of his career in English soccer’s lower league and now finding himself in Scotland with Aberdeen.MIDFIELDERSBearded captain Aron Gunnarsson is the heartbeat of the team in central midfield. A tough tackler and fearsome-looking figure, he keeps his passing simple and lets the more creative players in the team — Gylfi Sigurdsson and Johann Berg Gudmundsson, for example — do their thing. Gunnarsson also leads Iceland’s fans in the thunderclap. Gudmundsson, a wide midfielder, is growing in stature after an impressive season with Burnley in the English Premier League.FORWARDSGylfi Sigurdsson is the star of Iceland’s team and has long been used as a midfield playmaker by his country. During qualifying, he was occasionally deployed as a deep-lying forward in a 4-2-3-1 formation, allowing Iceland to bulk up the midfield, and could be used there at the World Cup. That’s provided he is fit to play — Sigurdsson was included in the squad despite having been out with a knee injury since early March and his condition remains a major concern. He has also struggled to make an impact at Everton this season after a $58 million move from Swansea last summer. Kolbeinn Sigthorsson was the starting striker at Euro 2016 but has been ruled out by a knee injury, leaving Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Alfred Finnbogason to compete for the starting striker role at the World Cup.GROUP GAMESIceland, which will be based in Krasnodar, opens against Argentina on June 16. The team will then face Nigeria on June 22 and finish the group stage against Croatia on June 26.FULL SQUADGoalkeepers: Hannes Thor Halldorsson (Randers FC), Runar Alex Runarsson (FC Nordsjælland), Frederik Schram (FC Roskilde) Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls MOST READ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial FILE – In this Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 filer players of Iceland’s national squad pose for photographs prior to the World Cup Group I qualifying soccer match between Turkey and Iceland in Eskisehir, Turkey. (AP Photo, File)The thunderclap is headed to Russia.Any neutrals looking for a team to get behind at the World Cup shouldn’t look any further than Iceland, a feel-good story of international soccer that just keeps on giving.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Here’s a closer look at the Iceland team:COACHHallgrimsson was the assistant to head coach Lars Lagerback at Euro 2016, and was promoted ahead of the World Cup qualifying campaign when Lagerback stood down. A modest and well-respected coach in Iceland, Hallgrimsson has managed to keep motivational levels high within the squad after the Euros. He has also stuck to his own unique approach — before every Iceland home game, Hallgrimsson meets up with a supporters’ group in a Reykjavik bar and discloses the team’s starting lineup and tactics.GOALKEEPERSHannes Halldorsson is the undisputed No. 1 — and has an interesting back story. He was once a movie director who was behind the music video for his nation’s 2012 Eurovision Song Contest entry. The career behind the camera is on hold until his life as a soccer player is over.ADVERTISEMENT Defenders: Kari Arnason (Aberdeen), Ari Freyr Skulason (K.S.C. Lokeren Oost-Vlaanderen), Birkir Mar Saevarsson (Hammarby), Sverrir Ingi Ingason (FC Rostov), Hordur Magnusson (Bristol City), Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson (Maccabi Haifa), Ragnar Sigurdsson (FC Rostov)Midfielders: Johann Berg Gudmundsson (Burnley), Birkir Bjarnason (Aston Villa), Arnor Ingvi Traustason (Malmo FF), Emil Hallfredsson (Udinese), Gylfi Sigurdsson (Everton), Olafur Ingi Skulason (Kardemir Karabukspor), Rurik Gislason (FC Nurnberg), Samuel Fridjonsson (Valerenga), Aron Gunnarsson (Cardiff City)Forwards: Alfred Finnbogason (FC Augsburg), Bjorn Bergmann Sigurdarson (FC Rostov), Jon Dadi Bodvarsson (Reading), Albert Gudmundsson (PSV Eindhoven) Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations With about 330,000 inhabitants, the Nordic country is comfortably the smallest to ever qualify for the tournament. Two years ago, Iceland reached the European Championship for the first time, too, and got to the quarterfinals — famously eliminating England along the way.The Icelandic fairytale is made more charming by its vociferous and passionate fans, who made the “thunderclap” war chant the soundtrack of that summer in France in 2016. Don’t be surprised if it has the same impact in Russia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAdding to the legend is the team’s coach, Heimar Hallgrimsson, who combines managing the national team with running a dental surgery clinic in a small town in Iceland. And a hard-working, selfless group of mostly unheralded players who are simply living out their dream in front of the watching world.Giving the Icelanders more global attention is the identity of their first opponent in Group D: Lionel Messi’s Argentina.last_img read more

‘Sexual Violence Remains a Big Challenge’

first_imgFormer President of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, during her State of the Nation address, delivered on Monday, January 27, noted that sexual violence remains one of the biggest challenges Liberia is faced with.Since the election of President Sirleaf, her government has worked tirelessly making sure women’s issues are high on the national agenda.Her leadership has continued to prioritize women’s education, empowerment and leadership in every sector of the country.With the collaboration of the Ministry of Gender and Development, the government of Liberia has been able to provide basic education for girls and young women; affording them the opportunity to make decisions for a better future.In addition, women’s groups, organizations and advocates have continued to contribute to women’s empowerment by creating micro-loan schemes, building vocational institutions, and promoting women’s participation in different activities across the nation.She, however, during her address mentioned that the Agenda for Transformation (Aft) identifies a number of hard hitting issues like gender discrimination, child protection, rights of the disabled, youth empowerment, the environment, HIV/AIDS and labor and employment as social problems still being tackled by government.The President said the Ministry of Gender and Development is successfully leading the country to achieving Millennium Development Goal Number 3 on gender equality and the empowerment of Women.She highlighted that out of all rape cases reported from the 15 counties, over 65 percent were children below 14 years.“Last year 10 children between the ages three and 14 died as a result of rape. It is shameful that this continues to mar the image of our country”, she said.She said the law that makes rape a non-billable offense has had limited effect because of families of victims, who are easily compromised by the lack of evidence and by sympathetic judges.In addition, the President said, “I chaired a meeting of women’s leaders and representatives, who are working on a program that will call on religious, traditional and community leaders, parents, teachers, women and youth groups to become agents of change and commit to take action to prevent sexual violence, as this is everyone’s responsibility. We need your support also, to ensure that our children and our women are safe,” she pleaded.She also noted that the country has continued to do well in the enrollment of girls in primary schools.President Sirleaf said in response, the Ministry renovated a dormitory, recruited and enrolled 60 vulnerable and underprivileged girls from Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu, Bomi and Montserrado Counties’ at Ricks Institute and Bromely Mission to complete their secondary education.“Furthermore, 125 girls, recruited from Nimba, Lofa, Bong and Grand Bassa are enrolled at the newly renovated Victoria A. Tolbert Girls Hostel in Gbalatuah, Bong County,” the President said.Madam Sirleaf revealed that the Economic Empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young Women (EPAG) Project has since 2009, increased employment and incomes among 2,500 adolescent girls and young women between ages 16 to 27 in business development skills and job and life skills in Montserrado and Margibi Counties.“A third round of training targeting an additional 1,000 adolescent girls and young women is underway in Montserrado, Margibi and Grand Bassa Counties,” she explained.The President also disclosed that the social cash transfer program, under the social protection component, provided monthly cash transfers to 3,448 households-60 percent of them headed by females- which translate into 14,083 individuals in Bomi and Maryland Counties.Some 5,162 children are benefiting from education grants or school buses under the program.“Also, some eight rural women who obtained solar engineering training have used their skills to electrify 171 houses in communities in Grand Bassa, rural Montserrado, Lofa and Grand Cape Mount Counties.In partnership with Liberia, the Foundation for Women (FFW), a pet program of our Vice president, has since 2007, provided micro loans to more than 10,000 women in 14 of the 15 counties,” she explained.She said an excellent example of the entrepreneurial spirit of women is the story of Madam Ducas Guannu and Madam Wehyee Paikoa, both of Peace Island, Congo Town.“These two market women, both in their mid-sixties, have for several years benefited from micro loans offered by FFW-Liberia. They received their first loan of L$6,000 each in 2009.Having successfully paid back all subsequent loans, they received their fourth loans of L$15,000 each in 2011. They then decided on something unique; they formed a partnership whereby the pooled their finances and opened their own business; a mini-store to sell building materials,” the President declared proudly.In October 2013, when they paid off their sixth loan of L$25,000 each, and were expected to request additional funding, Ducas and Wehyee telling them “We now run our own business; we will manage without the loan”. Their mini-store, whose daily sales cover their family needs and business expansion, cannot compare with bigger stores doing similar business, but we applaud this entrepreneurial spirit, and ask everyone to patronize them by buying from their store”, Madam Sirleaf concluded.The Daily Observer’s Women’s’ desk applauds the President’s efforts, yet feels more needs to be done by private Liberian citizens to educate the nation’s young girls. It would be a good decision if groups that focus on women’s issues pay attention to girls in rural areas rather than the city.I say this because women in rural areas are often abused and suffer more violence than girls and young women residing in cities.It is in such areas where women are subjected to staying at home and taking care of their families. They are often prevented from taking part in family discussions and decision making regarding community issues.Liberia would be a lovely country if men and women have equal rights and treatment all over the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

RCMP arrest man and seize cocaine

first_imgGlen Levey is facing charges of possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking. He has already appeared in court and was released with strict conditions that include abiding by a daily curfew.He is next scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 29. Fort St. John RCMP have arrested one man and seized more than 30 grams of cocaine after looking for a stolen wallet.The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. Thursday, when police were searching the area of 81 St. and 94 Ave. for two men who had stolen a wallet from a vehicle.- Advertisement -They then located one male – matching one of the suspect’s descriptions – walking with two females.Police say when they tried to stop the man, he refused to stop and instead tried to hide behind a structure.When police found the man, they discovered there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest for trafficking cocaine.They also found 30 grams of cocaine where he had tried to hide.Advertisementlast_img read more

There’s an elegance to ideas expressed with a fountain pen

first_imgIt was also more elegant. Just compare shiny fountain pen inking to the stuff flowing out of a ballpoint. Ballpoint pens, by the way, were invented by Laszlo and George Biro, a pair of Hungarian journalists, in 1938. Using a ball bearing and thick, fast-drying printer’s ink, they changed the world of writing, but not in a big way until 1954 when – after some horrendous patent fights – Parker introduced its famous Jotter. Convenient or not, destined for market domination or not, the world of good penmanship remained for a time tied to the fountain pen. We used them in class to render even-edged Slinky-like tunnels of ink and smooth Richter scale ups and downs. We tilted our little hands just so, slanting our letters like medieval calligraphers. We walked home with black-stained fingers. It was wonderfully anachronistic with our pens, though we owned them, stored upright on the teacher’s desk for safekeeping in an ancient board drilled with holes. They even had serial numbers. Mine was 1186. There was also a feeling that we were being inducted into some ancient order of scribes, of being tied in this way to all writers living and dead. Too bad I was so ungodly bad at it and destined to get worse. Which is why I bought a fountain pen, a blue-with-gold filigree Waterman that came, rightly, in a silk-lined jewel box. It also had cartridges and not the little rubber squeeze-tube filler that I started with. Right off I attempted a letter to my daughter in Edinburgh, only it was illegible. It was also pretty in its way, with the thin black ink filling the paper pores rather than riding its surface. It looked, even in my clumsy hand, stylish, like a letter from a dead poet. I discovered that the pen made me write more slowly; even my checks appeared classic, timeless. In fact, they resembled something penned by Bob Cratchit or, I like to think, by someone who cares. I want to hear your comments. Connect with me at john.bogert@dailybreeze.com, call 310-543-6681 or send a letter to Daily Breeze/John Bogert, 5215 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503-4077.160Want 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 MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonMind you, my poor penmanship might have something to do with the way I was taught. Seriously, is a head slap the best way to correct a badly slanted word? Still, Catholic school teaching methods of the late Triassic period did offer moments of reward. The greatest of these came during the near-ceremonial passing out of the fountain pens. But first, for those who have no idea what I’m talking about, a fountain pen is a wondrous throwback of a writing implement that was, when Lewis Waterman patented the first truly workable model in 1884, a great leap forward in human communication. For thousands of years, humans wrote with goose quills that had to be sharpened and replaced as the tips went mushy. These were followed by steel nib pens that, like quills, had to be dipped continuously in ink wells. In fact, my first school desk had a glass well built into the upper right-hand corner, which must have been fun for left-handed kids who – in any event – were forced to use their right hands because left-handedness was a sign of the devil. John Scheffer and John Parker had earlier produced pens with internal ink reservoirs, but it was the addition of an air hole in the nib (or point) and three grooves in the ink-feeding tube that made the Waterman revolutionary and far less likely to leak. First there was my execrable handwriting. Then there was the fountain pen. No, wait, first there was the fountain pen and a failed attempt by the blessed nuns at St. Anthony School to train my unruly hand, followed by a long and gradual degradation of my small motor skills until nobody can read a word that I write. It’s even worse when I write by hand. I’ve even resorted to using a small pad purchased from Boy Scouts going door to door. Headed “I Need A Note,” it lists five of the most commonly used excuses for a child missing or being late for school. All I have to do is check off for a doctor’s appointment, parental hangover or illness. It even leaves a tempting space to describe the illness, which I would fill with claims of hanta virus or dengue fever if only the teacher would be able to read it. last_img read more

Serie A giants ‘renew interest’ in Chelsea ace ahead of January transfer window

first_img Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? huge blow Fabregas has not started a single Premier League match this season Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 2 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars RANKED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice shining Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ADVICE REVEALED REPLY AC Milan have renewed their interest in Chelsea’s Cesc Fabregas, according to reports.The Serie A club were tracking Fabregas throughout the summer, but they opted against making a formal offer for him. MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury However, according to Calciomercato, Milan are now ready to return for the 31-year-old midfielder with a fresh approach for him in January.The San Siro side have been hit with a number of injuries in the centre and they want to bring in reinforcements.Lucas Biglia is expected to be out until at least January with a calf problem, while Giacomo Bonaventura has just undergone knee surgery and could miss the next five months. Latest Football News Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Milan view Fabregas as the ideal man to come in and fill the void left by the duo and as such they are ready to swoop for him in January.By then, the midfielder will have just six months to run on his current contract and he could be picked up on the cheap. BEST OF REVEALED 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Fabregas has made almost 200 appearances for Chelsea since joining the Blues in 2014 The former Arsenal captain has struggled for action at Stamford Bridge this season and it has led him to consider his future.Regular football at Milan could be an attractive option for Fabregas, who is yet to open talks over a new deal with Chelsea.last_img read more

NEW INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED BY PSNI INTO MURDER OF DONALDSON

first_imgA new investigation has been launched into allegations that police officers may have contributed to the death of republican informer Denis Donaldson.The Police Ombudsman has overturned a previous decision by his office to close the investigation and declare there was no misconduct by officers.The senior Sinn Fein official was shot dead in outside Glenties in April 2006. He had gone into hiding after police told him the media were preparing to expose his secret life as an informer.The Real IRA said it was responsible but his family alleged that police officers may have exposed him as an agent and contributed to his death.Three years ago the Police Ombudsman at the time, Al Hutchinson, said there had been no police misconduct and declared the case closed.But a BBC Spotlight investigation in October 2011 revealed investigators had not interviewed a special branch officer who Mr Donaldson’s family believe may hold vital information about what happened. They were also unaware he had been writing a journal which his family believe could contain clues about who killed him and why.The current ombudsman, Michael Maguire, confirmed on Wednesday that he has launched a new investigation.It is understood investigators will seek access to the journal, which was removed by Garda officers investigating the killing, and to interview the special branch officer.Mr Donaldson was shot at a remote cottage in Glenties in 2006.He moved out of his Belfast home a few months before his death, and had been living in the run-down cottage which had neither electricity nor running water. Four months earlier, he had been expelled from Sinn Fein after admitting being a paid British spy for 20 yearsNEW INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED BY PSNI INTO MURDER OF DONALDSON was last modified: January 30th, 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)last_img read more

DO YOU WANT TO SWITCH ON THE LETTERKENNY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS?

first_imgLaunching the Letterkenny Christmas Lights Collection, members of Letterkenny Chamber Council . From Left: Toni Forrester, Gerard McCormick, Gerard Grant, Gary Cooney, Clare McNickle, Mark Bundschu, John Watson, Jim McLaughlin.Letterkenny Chamber is looking forward to the Christmas Lights switch on that takes place on 29th November and you could be flicking the switch!After the success of last year we will once again see Main Street retailers offering hot drinks and Christmas treats in the evening of the big switch on.An art competition has been launched with the schools and the luck winner will get to throw the switch with the Mayor Paschal Blake. Letterkenny Chamber are responsible for all aspects of the Christmas lighting in Letterkenny and with funding from Letterkenny Town Council over the years they have managed to make a great display.However it is a costly affair and the chamber is appealing to the general public to give us a little of their spare change where they see the collection boxes. Shops across the town have been given collection boxes and all the proceeds will go to outing up and maintaining the lights.Chamber President John Watson explains “Letterkenny Chamber is grateful to Letterkenny Town Council for the money they contribute for Christmas Lights, but it is a costly business and while we would like to be able to continue to do it each year and to invest in new lights we need to add to the funding.“We are distributing collection boxes to all types of businesses over the next few days and we would be delighted if the general public could give a donation. We got such a great audience last year for the Christmas lights switch on and our members contributed so much to the atmosphere throughout the evening. So we are making this appeal for contributions, big or small to help us continue to make it a success”. The street will be buzzing from 5pm with stalls, music and family fun just before Santa and the big switch on at 7pm. DO YOU WANT TO SWITCH ON THE LETTERKENNY CHRISTMAS LIGHTS? was last modified: November 13th, 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:Christmas lightsLetterkenny Chamberlast_img read more

Ocean Runaway rolls to win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 It was his seventh win in 15 starts, Ocean Runaway earned $45,780 to run his career earnings to $1,274,311. He paid $2.60 to win as the heavy favorite. Plans are for Ocean Runaway to run in the Oct. 22 Los Alamitos Super Derby and hopefully earn a spot for the $500,000 Champion of Champions in December. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Ocean Runaway was the world champion 2-year-old among the quarter horse ranks last year and is unbeaten at Los Alamitos. If Friday night’s easy victory in the $119,000 PCQHRA Breeders Derby is any indication, he could be the best 3-year-old this year. The California-bred First Down Dash colt battled 19-10 long shot Gulfstream Five during the early going and then drew away to win the 400-yard event by a half length. Gulfstream Five was second by another half length over Jumpn and then came Senior Solo, Looking For Chicks, Lindas Dasher, Shake The Magic, Chickafirst, Having Fun Yet and Chicks Like Us. center_img Prior to winning the PCQHRA qualifying trials two weeks ago and Saturday’s feature, Ocean Runaway lost three straight close seconds at Ruidoso Downs earlier this year to begin his 3-year-old campaign. Hector Cuevas was aboard the winner for trainer Dennis Elkins as Ocean Runaway crushed the stakes record with a clocking of 19.38 seconds. The previous mark was 19.62 established by Check Him Out in 2002. He also holds the stakes records for the Los Alamitos Million Futurity and the Governor’s Cup Futurity set last year. last_img read more

MLB notes: Cardinals, stadium start tearing down

first_img Game 6 loser Mark Mulder wore a T-shirt with the inscription “Whatever,” which describes his baseball philosophy, as he explained. “If I have a bad outing or even a good one, it’s over with, it’s done with good or bad, and move on,” Mulder said. “You can’t sit here and dwell on it and worry about it and get frustrated about it. You move on to next year and get yourself more prepared.” Meanwhile, workers began removing seats, press box television sets, and outfield wall padding from the stadium. The wrecking ball is scheduled to start knocking down the cookie-cutter park that opened on May 12, 1966, in about three weeks. Coaching moves: Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone agreed to terms on a three-year contract with the Orioles that should be announced today, Mazzone’s agent Todd Thresher told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Mazzone’s salary was about $250,000 last season, and he would receive a raise to about $450,000 per year with the Orioles, the Baltimore Sun reported Thursday. That would make him baseball’s highest paid pitching coach. Front-office talks: The Diamondbacks have received permission to interview Padres general manager Kevin Towers for their general manager opening … Jim Duquette, who had been the New York Mets general manager and senior vice president of baseball operations, has been hired as vice president for baseball operations for the Orioles. Contracts: All-Star slugger Carlos Lee’s $8.5 million option for 2006 was exercised by the Milwaukee Brewers. Lee hit .265 last season with career highs of 32 home runs and 114 RBI. Umps selected: Joe West was picked as the umpire crew chief for the World Series, culminating a comeback year in which he also worked behind the plate in the All-Star game and during the AL Division Series. West, who also worked the Series in 1993 and 1997, will be behind the plate for Saturday’s opener between the Chicago White Sox and the Houston Astros. West was among the 22 umpires who lost their jobs in September 1999 when a mass resignation backfired. He was rehired in February 2002. Two other members of the crew have previous Series experience. Derryl Cousins was picked in 1988 and 1999, and Angel Hernandez in 2002. Jeff Nelson, Jerry Layne and Gary Cederstrom will be working their first Series. Injury update: Phillies catcher Mike Lieberthal (Westlake High) had surgery on his right knee, but is expected to be ready when spring training starts in February. The 12-year veteran had arthroscopic surgery in Los Angeles to remove debris in his knee. 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Cardinals fell in a six-game NL Championship Series to the wild-card Houston Astros, a team that finished 11 games behind them in the Central Division. They suffered an offensive letdown similar to what happened in the World Series last fall when they got swept by the Red Sox. St. Louis batted .209 in the NLCS, totaling six runs in the four losses, and going 6 for 38 with runners in scoring position overall. That attack was not nearly as imposing entering this postseason without Scott Rolen, and with Larry Walker and Reggie Sanders both battling injuries. Sanders had 12 RBI in his first four playoff games, but wasn’t himself after taking an awkward spill at the warning track in Game 2 of the NLCS. He went 1 for 12 with seven strikeouts in his last three games. Walker, 38, who required four cortisone shots for a herniated disc in his neck, was 3-for-28 in the postseason and announced his retirement after the final game. center_img As the St. Louis Cardinals players packed their belongings Thursday at the 40-year-old Busch Stadium where the tearing-down process has already begun, they made the most of a disappointing situation. Jim Edmonds livened up the proceedings by performing doughnuts with his truck in center field, his old position. last_img read more