Fowler-Reid leaves Sunday for fourth season in ANZ

first_imgSunshine Girls goal shooter, Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, will leave the island on Sunday for her fourth appearance in the ANZ Netball Championships. The 29 year-old Fowler-Reid will appear once again for the New Zealand-based team, Southern Steel. Fowler Reid is expecting another exciting season. “I am looking forward to an exciting year, as it will be a new coach and new management, so I know it is going to be a lot of fun, and I know I will do very well”, said Fowler-Reid. Some of the top netballers in the world, including Jamaica’s Romelda Aiken, who is a member of the Queensland Firebirds, are playing in the ANZ Championships. “It is good once again to team up with some of the top players in the world. It is very challenging but I do enjoy it,” said Fowler-Reid. Playing in the recent intercollegiate league for The Mico University College helped her to prepare for the tough ANZ Championships. “I had some good competition playing in the intercollegiate league. This has helped to get me in a proper frame of mind to go back on court and get into some rigorous training,” she said.last_img read more

Kings see Game 4 as ‘do-or-die’

first_img“I got caught up in the moment and could have handled it differently,” he said in a text message. “I apologize, and will do so to him (Black), personally.”End of the drama. Now back to the action on the floor.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next He also owned up to the task of failing to provide the finishing kick for the Kings in that wild ending to Game 3.“I feel that it was my responsibility, because I am the leader on the floor,” Tenorio said. “We expected them (Bolts) to come out and play desperate basketball, which is what happened.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThe 5-foot-8 guard doesn’t want to see another Meralco victory in their 7 p.m. showdown because he has already experienced first hand what it feels blowing a 2-0 lead and eventually losing the championship.“That was in my rookie year, while playing for San Miguel,” Tenorio said. “I was very happy that we were already leading (2-0) before Ginebra won the last four games. I was devastated (then), and I don’t want that to happen again.” Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe drama was over even before it could gather ground and Barangay Ginebra’s LA Tenorio was quick to point out at what the task at hand is all about.“Like how we treated (the last game), this should be a do-or-die game for us,” the cat-quick, heady floor leader of the Gin Kings said, referring to Game 4 of their PBA Governors’ Cup Finals against Meralco slated Friday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Beast mode’ Maraño named league ambassador Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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’ “That’s why this (Game 4) should be do-or-die for us,” he went on. “Actually, I told (my teammates) that (the last game) was already do-or-die. We cannot afford to give them (Bolts) the confidence.”Meralco already has that now, especially after Allen Durham tore the Ginebra defense to shreds when it mattered in Game 3.The Bolts, though, will be without Ranidel de Ocampo, who tore a left calf muscle in the first quarter of Game 3.It was an endgame that upset Cone and he reacted quite unexpectedly to a timeout called by counterpart Norman Black with 38 seconds left and the outcome already beyond doubt.Cone refused to shake the hand of his fellow Grand Slam champion and did not talk to reporters later on. He issued an apology and said that “there is no one in the PBA I respect more than Norman Black.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

5 to stand trial for British teen’s murder

first_imgThe five persons who were charged for the murder and shallow grave burial of a British teen, who disappeared three years ago, have all been committed to stand trial in the High Court.Aaron Hing, also known as “Neutral”The five – Aaron Hing, also known as “Neutral”, 26; and his friend Staymon George, called “Sherwin”; along with Krystal Thomas, called “Kathy,” 22, of Lot 19 Public Road, Kildonan; Jahmeil Sinclair, called “Fross,” or “Bacchus,” 21, of Kildonan; and Sinfine Henry, called “Coreen”, 39, of Nurney Village, will have to stand trial before a Judge and jury in the High Court at the next sitting of the Berbice Assizes.Staymon George called SherwinMagistrate Charlene Artiga had set Friday to rule on whether the caution statements submitted by the prosecution were indeed free and voluntary.In her ruling, Magistrate Artiga pointed out that Hing was arrested in Georgetown on January 8, 2016, which is the same day that the statements were given. She said there was not enough time for the statement to be taken under oppressive circumstances and as such the statement was free and voluntary.A similar ruling was given for George, who was arrested on January 9, the same day the statements were taken. The court also ruled that the statement given by Sinclair who was arrested on October 1, which was also the very day he was arrested.As it relates to Thomas, the defence had argued that the statement she gave to Police was not free and voluntary, noting that she was being held in unhealthy conditions and had to be treated for an infection.However, Magistrate Charlene Artiga ruled that the statement was obtained on the day she was arrested which is before she was arrested. Hence, the statement was free and voluntary. A similar ruling was made for the statement given by Henry who also had to be treated for an infection.The prosecution on Friday moved to have Thomas, Sinclair and Henry charged jointly with Hing and George for the murder. However, Magistrate Artiga ruled that the prosecution failed to prove that the tree had any knowledge that a robbery and murder was committed. While they tried to conceal evidence and protect George, they were aware that he had committed a crime but that does not constitute to murder. Hence, the prosecution failed to make out a prima facie case against the three for murder.However, a prima facie case was made out against them for accessory after the fact of murder. Meanwhile, it was reported that the two men allegedly bludgeoned 18-year-old Dominic Bernard to death before burying him in a shallow grave at Nurney, Corentyne.The victim’s 23-year-old godbrother, Aaron Hing, and his 24-year-old friend Staymon George both of Kildonan Village, Corentyne, were charged for his murder.According to reports, Bernard had arrived in Guyana for a three-week vacation with his godbrother. He was scheduled to fly back to England on November 5, 2016 and after he did not return home, his father contacted his godson (Hing) about his son’s whereabouts.However, Hing reportedly told his godfather that he was unaware that the teen was coming to Guyana. This raised suspicions and after the father flew to Guyana, British and local law enforcement were called in to investigate the teen’s disappearance. This led to the teenager’s decomposed body being found in a shallow grave at Nurney. It appeared to have been mutilated.A post-mortem examination had revealed that the young filmmaker had been struck at the back of the head. He sustained a fractured skull, as well as a broken neck. Speaking with reporters outside the Number 51 Magistrate’s Court, the dead teen’s mother, Lynda Bernard, said she was relived and that God as in charge. “It is a step forward for justice for my son and it mattered. I am so pleased with the outcome. I am so relived knowing that it is going to the High Court.”last_img read more

Ex-Everton defender Sylvain Distin a free agent after Bournemouth release

first_imgSylvain Distin heads a list of six players leaving Bournemouth this summer, with boss Eddie Howe praising the veteran defender as a “vital part” of the Cherries’ maiden Premier League campaign.French defender Distin will officially leave Dean Court when his contract expires next month, along with Stephane Zubar, Josh Carmichael, Josh Wakefield, Mason Walsh and Jon Muleba.Distin joined Bournemouth last summer as manager Howe eyed experience to underpin the club’s first top-flight foray.Howe believes 38-year-old Distin’s guidance and calming influence proved pivotal to Bournemouth securing a second season in the Premier League.“Sylvain was a vital part of our squad throughout the season,” Howe told the Bournemouth Echo.“Going into the Premier League, we felt bringing someone with vast experience and knowledge of the division would be hugely beneficial to our squad and give them someone to lean on.”Former Everton, Manchester City and Portsmouth defender Distin boasts more than 450 Premier League appearances.The evergreen centre back set a new Premier League appearance record for a foreign player in his Bournemouth spell, with manager Howe consistently impressed by his professionalism and dedication.“Sylvain played that role perfectly, but he also played his part on the pitch and was involved in some pivotal games. It was a really good experience for the other players to have worked with him for a year and I would like to thank him for his efforts.”Ryan Allsop has completed a new two-year deal with Bournemouth, the 23-year-old former Leyton Orient goalkeeper is now on hand at Dean Court until 2018.Allsop made his top-flight debut in Bournemouth’s first Premier League campaign, and is now targeting more regular first-team action with the Cherries.“I am really pleased to have it sorted,” said Allsop.“It’s a weight off my shoulders to get it over the line. I love living in Bournemouth and love the club, so I am delighted to be staying for another two years.“To make my Premier League debut was massive, but that has just given me a taste of it. I want to play as many games as I can at the top level.“I have learned loads from Artur Boruc and Adam Federici this season, but I don’t want to just make up the numbers. I want to push as hard as I can.” 1 Sylvain Distin in Bournemouth last_img read more

Two panels back plan for exhibit

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! After delays to study elephant health at the Los Angeles Zoo, two City Council committees endorsed a plan Monday to build a $39 million exhibit to house three pachyderms. The revised design for the Elephants of Surin exhibit would increase the animals’ space from a half-acre to 3.5 acres and add lush forests, grassland, ponds and even waterfalls. Zoo officials previously proposed a 2-acre, $19 million habitat. But critics blasted the 3.5-acre project as too small and expensive, saying the elephants would be better served in an accredited sanctuary. “Taxpayers do not want to spend $40 million on one exhibit that is still not adequate for the animals being put in it,” animal rights activist Catherine Doyle told a joint meeting of the Budget and Finance Committee and the Arts, Parks, Health and Aging Committee. “Families do not stop visiting zoos with no elephants. If this exhibit goes forward, taxpayers will be reminded over and over that this money was frivolously spent.” But exhibit supporters – and Councilman Tom LaBonge, whose district includes the zoo – said elephants are among the zoo’s most popular exhibit, and the expansion is needed to keep them healthy. “It’s my turn, as a council person, to stand up for the Los Angeles Zoo. I think it’s real important to upgrade the zoo and the pachyderm exhibit,” LaBonge said. The City Council is set to vote on the project April 19. Plans call for the project to be financed with $17.7 million in Proposition A and CC bond funds and $14 million borrowed from the city’s Municipal Investment Corp., which will cost about $1 million a year in debt service paid from the city’s general fund. The remaining cost would be covered with $4.5 million from the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the zoo, and a $2.3 million private donation. The hearing drew dozens of animal-rights activists, including actress Betty White and “The Price Is Right” host Bob Barker. Barker advocated sending the elephants to an animal sanctuary rather than keeping them in a zoo. “We should ignore this suggestion of increasing the habitat and release those elephants and let them go into a sanctuary where they can spend the few remaining years to them in an atmosphere that is the nearest possible thing to their normal way of living in the wild,” he said. Nevertheless, the city’s administrative officer, Bill Fujioka, urged the committees to endorse the exhibit plan. “The changes to the zoo that have occurred over the last seven years have been dramatic. This zoo, I strongly believe, after we finish these exhibits will rival other zoos in the country and the world.” The fate of the zoo’s elephants has become an issue since Tara, an African elephant, died in 2004 at age 39. Three pachyderms remain at the zoo. (213) 978-0390last_img read more

Everton linked with shock £39m move for Mexican star

first_img Raul Jimenez in action for Mexico Everton have reportedly lodged a big-money offer for Raul Jimenez.According to Portuguese newspaper Record, the Goodison Park club have offered Benfica around £39m for the Mexican forward.Both Liverpool and West Ham have been linked with the 26-year-old since he became a regular in the Benfica first-team.However, he started just six league games last term, with 13 more appearances coming off the bench, and finished the season with seven goals.He was the subject of a £44m offer from China during January – but Benfica reportedly turned it down.And now they are not willing to part with Jimenez for anything less than that fee, with three Premier League clubs now seemingly in the running to land him this summer.Everton have already been very active in the summer transfer window, with defender Michael Keane and Jordan Pickford both arriving for fees which could rise to £30m.They are also set to re-sign Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney on a free transfer. 1last_img read more


first_imgST EUNAN’S CLUB NEWS:The U16 Boys gained a small measure of revenge for their League Final defeat to N. Conaill on Sunday when they met in the championship semi-final in Convoy. The lads started the game in determined fashion, building an early lead of 2-06 to 0-00. The Glenties men did rally before half-time and they changed ends with the score 2-07 to 0-04. A determined 2nd half performance saw them ease through to the Final where they will meet either Dungloe or Glenfin.  The Minor girls made up for the disappointment of losing their County crown when they travelled to Gaoth Dobhair to take on N. Mhuire in the B final. A good performance saw them run out winners by 3-07 to 1-06 to cap another good year for Alan O’Connell and his girls. The Senior Reserves will be presented with the league trophy this Saturday when they travel to Glenties to take on N. Conaill in their final game.  Preparations are well underway for our Come Dine With Eunan’s Fundraiser. Sign up today for a great night’s craic in your own home followed by a rolling back the years disco in The Grill. Contact Alma or John Haran to sign up. We will have discount vouchers available for Joe’s Butchers and The Counter Deli (formerly The Wine Buff) in the Mt. Errigal hotel this Wednesday, Nov. 13th. Congratulations to Sean McVeigh on picking up his Nicky Rackard All-Star Award on Friday last in Dublin. Girl’s underage training indoors has begun with U10’s in Loreto Gym on Wednesday’s 6pm – 7pm followed by U12’s from 7pm – 8pm, cost is €2. The U14 Girls train on Thursday’s in Game On Centre, Lisnennan from 7pm to 8pm. Cost €3. The Friday evening hurling and camogie academy has also moved indoors at Game On on Friday’s between 6:30pm until 8pm for all boys and girls from U16 up to U12. There were 3 winners in this week’s Lotto draw that matched 3 numbers and win €35 each. The numbers drawn were: 1, 2, 7 and 19 and the winners are Elaina Gallagher, Windmill View; Kevin Rafferty, Thornberry and Benny Doherty, Foxhills (all card). Next week’s jackpot is €1,200. The Annual Mass for deceased members will take place in the Clubhouse on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at 7pm GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-16 BOYS PROGRESS TO FINAL AFTER FINE WIN OVER NAOMH CONAILL was last modified: November 14th, 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:GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-16 BOYS PROGRESS TO FINAL AFTER FINE WIN OVER NAOMH CONAILLlast_img read more


first_imgThe newly crowned Mary from Dungloe Grace Sweeney has sensationally revealed she won the coveted title despite the fact she hobbled around all week with a broken foot. Grace who represented Glasgow in this years competition had complained of a sore foot all week but had absolutely no idea how serious her injury was.After the celebrations had ended the newly crowned Mary from Dungloe  still had considerable discomfort with her foot so she decided to go to the A&E to get it checked out. It was then revealed that she had in fact broken it.Nurses were stunned she managed to take part in all of the festival events which included walking the catwalk in Jackson’s hotel and dancing at the gala ball.The glamorous Grace posted on her Facebook timeline,“The nurse can’t believe I managed all week with a broken foot, but us Mary’s are tougher than we look.” “Still at hospital just about to get plastered up had a wonderful week missing all my Mary’s already, had an unreal experience and I’m delighted to be the Mary from Dungloe.”  MARY WINS THE FESTIVAL CROWN WITH A BROKEN LEG was last modified: August 7th, 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:ANKLEBroken FootCoveted titleGlasgowGrace SweeneyMary From DungloeTitlelast_img read more

Judge slams carer who had got job seeker’s payment with €135,291 in bank

first_imgA Judge has slammed a carer who claimed €23,687 in job benefits but had more than €135,000 in her bank account.Marian Sweeney came to the attention of the Department of Social Protection when she appeared on a DIRT tax list. Inspector Mary Joe McGovern told Falcarragh District Court in Co Donegal that Ms Sweeney had declared in 2016 that she had less than €20,000 in her account.However, an investigation showed that she had €135,291 at the time of making a job-seekers application for benefits.She had gone on to receive a total of €23,687 in benefits.Solicitor Patsy Gallagher said his client had been left the money by various parties but lived a very frugal life.He said Ms Sweeney, of Gortahork, was a carer for her elderly father and cared little about money and was very embarrassed by the court case.He described the matter as an oversight on Ms Sweeney’s behalf.However, Judge Paul Kelly said there were many people who were being deprived of benefits because of the actions of people like Ms Sweeney.He asked Mr Gallagher why his client did not simply declare the money in her account when she was filling in the application form for benefits.“Why didn’t she write on the form? It’s not an oversight. She was asked and she replied that she hasn’t (more than €20,000 in her account).“I always point out that there are genuine recipients in desperate need of this money. This is not a victimless crime. You see the victims here all the time, these people are in dire circumstances,” he said.He asked Mr Gallagher if his client still had the money and he was told she had a large portion of it.Judge Kelly ordered Ms Sweeney to pay €1,500 to the local branch of St Vincent de Paul and adjourned the case until February 21st.Judge slams carer who had got job seeker’s payment with €135,291 in bank was last modified: January 19th, 2018 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

Loganair announces details of its new Donegal to Glasgow service

first_imgLoganair, Scotland’s Airline, has announced it is to re-introduce services between Donegal and Glasgow, stepping in to secure the future of the route following the current operator’s decision to withdraw services.The new flights will take off on Sunday March 25, with three return flights per week all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Additional summer flights will operate on Wednesdays between June 27 and September 19 and Saturdays from 26 May to 3 November plus a Saturday service at Easter from March 31 until April 14. Loganair has a long history on this route, having flown between Donegal and Glasgow as far back as the early 1990s.Current operator Stobart Air, which flies as Aer Lingus Regional, ceases its services on March 23.Kay Ryan, Loganair’s Commercial Director, said: “We’re delighted to be returning to Donegal – a region where the airline has a history of service stretching across 30 years.”“We’re also pleased to able to reassure the local community that there will be complete continuity when the current route provider ceases in March – without any break in service.” “This is an extremely important link which will help families stay connected, travel between the two destinations on holiday or act as a convenient transport option for football fans heading to Glasgow.”“It should also be huge boost for the area’s tourism industries and we’re looking forward to building this traffic in partnership with Donegal Airport in the months to come.”Lead-in prices will start at just £54.99 including a free 20kg checked baggage allowance for every customer – distinctly affordable for customers travelling on holiday, business, or visiting relatives.Anne Bonner, Donegal Airport’s Managing Director, said: “We are delighted that Loganair are taking over the operation of the Donegal-Glasgow route, following the current carrier’s decision to cease the service from the end of the winter schedule.”“The Glasgow service is a key part of Donegal airport’s business and the route has been strongly supported over the years, in fact it has become a life-line for many of the Donegal diaspora in Glasgow and other Scottish regions.” “We in Donegal Airport will be working closely with the Tourism and Business Development Agencies to grow the traffic further and are looking forward to working with the Loganair team to deliver this important service into the future.”Local T.D. and Leas Cheann Comhairle Pat the Cope Gallagher, who has a long association with Donegal Airport, has welcomed the confirmation by Loganair that they are to provide a service between Donegal and Glasgow commencing on March 25.He said: “Loganair has in the past provided an excellent service on the Donegal/ Dublin and Donegal/Glasgow Routes.”“The Glasgow Donegal connection is essential for Donegal due to Tourism and Intra family connections with Scotland. We have seen strong steady performance over the years on the Glasgow/Donegal service and I am confident that this can only improve.” “Today’s announcement by Loganair is welcome news not just for the Airport but all of Donegal and I wish Loganair every success.”The new route will also provide onward connections at Glasgow to points within Loganair’s extensive route network in the Highlands and Islands including Stornoway, Islay, Campbeltown, Tiree and Benbecula. This will enable customers to make a single booking from any of these airports to Donegal – saving money and adding convenience to travel arrangements.About LoganairLoganair, Scotland’s Airline, serves 28 destinations in the UK together with international services to Dublin and Bergen. The airline operates over 1,000 flights every week with a fleet of 30 aircraft ranging eight to 50 passenger seats. It carries around 800,000 passengers every year on its scheduled service network, which provides lifeline services within the Highlands and Islands and beyond..Loganair is a codeshare partner of British Airways and bmi Regional. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Airline Investments Ltd, a UK company which also owns sister airline bmi Regional, operating a fleet of 20 Embraer Regional Jets on routes in the UK and Europe.Loganair employs 680 staff, the vast majority of whom live and work in Scotland. Its only operating base outside Scotland is at Norwich, where two aircraft and 30 staff are stationed.Founded in 1962, Loganair operated under a franchise agreement with British Airways between 1994 and 2008 and then with Flybe from 2008 to 2017. From 1 September 2017, Loganair began operating under its own brand name once again, introducing a new reservations system and website and a new distinctly Scottish identity with tartan tails on its aircraft, new uniforms for its aircrew and ground staffThe new schedule from Sunday March 25th , with three return flights per week all year round on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.Additional summer flights will operate on Wednesdays between June 27 and September 19 and Saturdays from 26 May to 3 November plus a Saturday service at Easter from March 31 until April 14.Fares start at €55.00 one – wayUnder 12s get 33% offFree 20kg bag – (unlimited pieces up to 20kg)Golf clubs can be used for 20kg bag allowanceTea/coffee + biscuit on boardLoganair announces details of its new Donegal to Glasgow service was last modified: March 6th, 2018 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:donegalFlightsGlasgowLoganairlast_img read more