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Large German delegation to visit Letterkenny this weekend – Pic Special

first_imgMore than 50 delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt will visit Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns.Mayor of Letterkenny Cllr. John O’Donnell welcomed the 51 large-delegation at a special reception on Friday night in the Raddison Hotel.He said: “Great progress has been made over the last 12 months in building strong connections with our partners in Rudostadt and I am looking forward to welcoming them back to Letterkenny and indeed Donegal on Friday evening. “From the outset we were keen to see young people from both towns involved in the initiative and I am delighted with the progress that has been made on this front.“We have a number of young people visiting as part of this delegation and there will be an event for students and young people on Monday morning in the Co-Lab where they will get an opportunity to build friendships and learn about each other’s community and I hope that this will lay the pathway for a more extensive youth exchange programme in the near future.”The delegation will have an opportunity to participate in some of the planned Donegal Connect initiatives this weekend including the Donegal Bay Drive Tour where delegates will have an opportunity to visit Hanna Hats and Magees of Donegal Town before experiencing the highest sea cliffs in Europe at Sliabh Liag along with a visit to Glencolmcille Folk Village.On Sunday, the group will travel north visiting Creeslough and Dunfanaghy before travelling to Ramelton to enjoy a jazz music session. A delegation from Letterkenny visited Rudolstadt in March this year and Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely hopes that this return visit will be an enjoyable experience for the delegates and that they will get a sense of the scale and diversity of County Donegal while continuing to build strong meaningful linkages with Letterkenny.The visit will conclude on Tuesday morning with a formal meeting between the delegates and members of Donegal County Council and businesses represented by the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce.Cllr. Ian McGarvey, Liam Ward, Donegal County Council, Katja Trog, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, Cllr. Jimmy Kavanagh and John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonLetterkenny Mayor , John O’Donnell receiving a presentation from Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor,at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonJorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, Beatrix Abt and Letterkenny Mayor John O’Donnell at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonStudents form Rudolstadt at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonSelena Mowate and Karol Kerrane at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonMr. Liam Ward, Director of Community Development & Planning Services, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor and Cllr. Ian McGarvey at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonCynthia Fuery, Ivan Fuery, Padraig Mac Ginty and Boyd Robinson at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonDelegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonKevin Bowdren and Una Carthy with delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonPatricia McIntyre, Mary Daly and Toni Forrester at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonFrank Kerrane, Jimmy Kavanagh and Mary Kerrane at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonPadraig MacGinty, Rotary President, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor and Roisin McLoughlin, Lions Club President at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. Photo Clive WassonPadraig MacGinty, Rotary President, Jorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor, John O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor and Roisin McLoughlin, Lions Club President at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. Photo Clive WassonJorg Reichl, Rudolstadt Mayor at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonJohn O’Donnell, Letterkenny Mayor at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonCllr Donal Coyle with one of the delegates at the reception for delegates from the German town of Rudolstadt who visited Letterkenny this weekend marking one year since the official signing of the Twinning Agreement between both towns. . Photo Clive WassonLarge German delegation to visit Letterkenny this weekend – Pic Special was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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

Madison Williams’ no-hitter powers Humboldt State past Molloy to keep 2017 season alive

first_imgOnce Madison Williams hit the end of the handshake line and made her way back to the Humboldt State dugout, her facial expression started to become more and more visible.Right behind her was her catcher, Kelly Sonnemann, who wasted little time extending her arms and giving Williams one of what seemed like hundreds of congratulatory hugs that were about to come her way.Williams’ third no-hitter of 2017 proved to be the biggest one to date, as she was absolutely on point from start to finish …last_img

Hotshots reach semis

first_imgBSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight “We challenged the players to face the situation. We wanted the ball to go to Walker but there was also an option for Maliksi,” Isaac said.The ball did go to Walker, who then set Maliksi up for the game-winning jumper from the free-throw line with 9.5 seconds left.The Hotshots did not need as tight a finish as the Elite did, putting together a strong second half to overcome an NLEX squad that was seeing action in its first playoff stint under coach Yeng Guiao.The hard-fighting Road Warriors looked headed for a do-or-die as they stormed out of a deadlock at halftime to take a 63-55 lead in the third quarter.But Star went on a strong run to take a 69-63 edge before stretching the lead to 10 late in the fourth period behind huge baskets by Paul Lee.ADVERTISEMENT Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Import Kristofer Acox and Lee carried the Hotshots in the second half and finished with 21 and 18 points, respectively, for Star, which at one point in the tournament was staring at a possible seventh seed in the playoffs.“We came from seventh spot and we were able to get No. 4 so we just took advantage of it,” said Star coach Chito Victolero.Acox also had 12 rebounds and two steals for Star.In contrast, NLEX started the Governors’ Cup strong and was one of the early favorites to nab a crucial twice-to-beat advantage but the fickleness of the tournament, where the closely-packed standings meant one loss could spell doom for a team’s chances, dropped the Road Warriors out of the top four.Walker and Maliksi carried the Elite down the stretch but it took team effort in the waning seconds to pull off the defensive stop on the Bolts, whose last shot—a one-hander from just inside the 3-point line by Mike Tolomia—went off target.“We played good defense and made the stop,” Isaac said.The dramatic win was Blackwater’s first in the playoffs since joining the league in 2014. And it couldn’t have come at a better time with the Elite facing the formidable Bolts, who won nine games against only two losses in the elimination round.Walker had only 11 points in the first three quarters before taking over when it mattered most. He exploded for 19 in the fourth quarter, scoring Blackwater’s first 18 points there.The former NBA veteran, who had stints with the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks and Miami Heat, logged a total of 30 points, 18 rebounds, six assists, one steal and a block.The 30-year-old Maliksi, who was acquired from Star in a four-player trade on Sept. 10, wound up with 15 points and four rebounds. Starting guard Mike DiGregorio added 20 points. Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Reigning Best Import Allen Durham posted 18 points—including an inside basket that gave the Bolts a 91-90 edge with 15.8 ticks remaining—21 rebounds and seven assists while Chris Newsome and Cliff Hodge had 19 and 18 points, respectively.Blackwater tries to become only the fourth team to knock off the No. 1 seed when it tangles with Meralco on Thursday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary View comments Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMCcenter_img Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City PBA IMAGESStar became the first team to reach the semifinals of the PBA Governors’ Cup even when the top-seeded Meralco Bolts had an earlier game schedule—and a supposedly lighter quarterfinal opponent.The Hotshots came back in the second half to eliminate the NLEX Road Warriors, 89-77, Tuesday night to advance to the Final Four of the season-ending conference.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Bolts, who finished second in this tournament last season, could have gotten to the semifinals ahead after drawing an earlier game time and a quarterfinal pairing against eighth-seed Blackwater.But Allein Maliksi came out eager to prove that the Elite made a good decision in trading for him late in the season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMaliksi came up clutch as the Elite took down the Bolts, 92-91, to force a do-or-die in their pairing.“Going into the final 15 seconds of the game with Meralco up by one, the instruction was to have a good shot and if there was an opening, we take it,” said Blackwater head coach Leo Isaac after the gripping showdown between seeds at the opposite end of the spectrum at Mall of Asia Arena. 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Dubai football club sacks Maradona as coach

first_imgThe captain of Argentina’s 1986 World Cup-winning team — Diego Maradona — was on Tuesday sacked as the coach of United Arab Emirates football club Al Wasl.The 51-year-old, who had signed a two-year contract with the Dubai-based club in May 2011, was dismissed after a board meeting.The legendary Argentine’s position had been in doubt since June, when the club’s entire board resigned following a trophy-less season.He joined Al Wasl following his firing as the national coach of Argentina. Before becoming coach of his home country in 2008, he coached Argentine first-division clubs Deportivo Mandiyu in 1994 and Racing Club in 1995.With Agency inputslast_img

Ex-NBA player Glen Davis avoids jail time in marijuana bust

first_img‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Davis’ attorney Brandon Mead says prosecutors will dismiss the charges after the 33-year-old pays the fine. Mead says nothing indicates Davis was selling drugs.Davis was a star player at Louisiana State University who also played for the Boston Celtics, Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers. His NBA career ended in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesDavis was also charged with felony assault in an April altercation outside a West Hollywood, California, club. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants LATEST STORIES MOST READ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Players like Anthony Davis have value and hold power Davis was also charged with felony assault in an April altercation outside a West Hollywood, California, club.ABERDEEN, Md. — Former NBA player Glen “Big Baby” Davis has agreed to pay $15,000 to avoid jail time on drug charges.News outlets report the forward had faced up to five years in jail. He was arrested at a Maryland hotel with 126 grams (4 ounces) of marijuana and a briefcase containing $92,000 last February, and indicted on seven counts of drug possession and distribution.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationslast_img read more

Last place Suns add to Lakers’ woes

first_imgThe four-time league MVP was frustrated at times with Phoenix’s defense and his team’s inability to hang with the NBA’s worst team.But, as he has so many times, James tried to lead the Lakers back.With Los Angeles trailing by 14 with 6:06 left, James scored on a three-point play, hit a 3-pointer and kicked out to Brandon Ingram for a corner 3 on the break. He followed with a dunk off a baseline drive to get the Lakers within 112-109.Los Angeles got no closer, losing a game it couldn’t afford to lose while fighting for a playoff spot.“We needed this game for obvious reasons,” said James, who had 27 points, 16 assists and nine rebounds. “It is just unfortunate with the opportunities we’ve had that we haven’t been able to seize the opportunity.”ADVERTISEMENT Ayton had 26 points, 10 rebounds and primary defensive duties against James, helping the Suns hold off the Los Angeles Lakers 118-109 Saturday night.“That was a fun game,” Ayton said. “I’m going to sleep well tonight.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesPhoenix lost the first three games this season against Los Angeles by double digits, but had the Lakers a bit discombobulated through three quarters in the season series finale.The Suns’ defense on James, led by Ayton, helped. Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem LATEST STORIES UFC 235: Kamaru Usman wins welterweight belt, Ben Askren chokes out Robbie Lawler in debut PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phoenix Suns forward Kelly Oubre Jr., left, dives for a loose ball in front of Los Angeles Lakers forward Brandon Ingram during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns took a unique approach to guarding LeBron James, putting 7-foot-1 center Deandre Ayton on him.James got his numbers, but the Suns frustrated the Lakers’ star and were able to push back when he tried to lead a late charge.ADVERTISEMENT 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crashcenter_img P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end The Suns appeared as if they would wilt down the stretch, as they had done so many times.Instead, Phoenix shut down the Lakers and made six free throws in the final 52 seconds to win for the second time in three games following a 17-game losing streak.Devin Booker added 25 points for the Suns.“We showed we can close games, execute in crunch time, having enough discipline,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said. “They we were coming hard at us.”Both teams were in the second game of a back-to-back.The Lakers lost 131-120 to Milwaukee after the Bucks closed the game on a 15-2 run.The Suns followed their first win in six weeks with a 130-116 loss to New Orleans, allowing the Pelicans to hit 16 3-pointers and shoot 67 percent in the second half.The Lakers won the last meeting against Phoenix 116-102, despite playing without James, Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma.The Suns got off to a much better start in the season series finale against the Lakers, leading by 10 and making 13 of 19 shots in the first quarter.Phoenix stretched the lead to 14 early in the second quarter, but Los Angeles used a late run to pull within 66-59 by halftime. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte The Suns: Host the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Suns continued to frustrate James and the Lakers in the third quarter, stretching the lead to 95-78 behind Booker’s 12 points.Midway through the fourth quarter, James led a push, but the Suns shoved back.“We need to be better. We need to be a lot better,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I am happy with the fight we showed in the fourth quarter, but where we are at in the season, that is the desperation that we need to start the game with.”MCGEE’S LIFTLooking for a lift after Ayton dominated early, Walton turned to 7-footer JaVale McGee. He responded by hitting all 10 of his shots while scoring 21 points and grabbing seven rebounds.TIP-INSLakers: Ball missed his 16th straight game with a bone bruise and sprained left ankle suffered in a collision with Houston’s James Harden on Jan. 19. … James passed Kobe Bryant (11,719) for fifth on the NBA’s all-time field goals list. He made 10 against the Suns, giving him 11,726. … G Lance Stephenson missed his second straight game with a left foot sprain. … G Rajon Rondo had four assists and passed Deron Williams (6,819) for 20th on the NBA’s all-time assists list.Suns: Phoenix had a rough night from the 3-point arc, going 6 for 26, but made 66 percent of their two-point shots. … The Suns are 1-9 on the second game of a back-to-back. … Phoenix made 34 of 40 free throws, both season highs.UP NEXTThe Lakers: Host the Clippers on Monday. MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoSchalke centre-back Matija Nastasic excited by Man City reunion

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Schalke centre-back Matija Nastasic excited by Man City reunionby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSchalke centre-back Matija Nastasic has welcomed their Champions League draw with Manchester City.Nastasic spent three seasons at City between 2012 and 2015:He said, “I’m pleased we have drawn Manchester City. “These will be two very special matches for me as I played for City before signing for FC Schalke 04. Consequently, I will get to meet a few familiar faces. We know how strong our opponents are but we will give it our best shot.”The tie also means a reunion for City winger Leroy Sane. last_img

Richard Branson Openness And Tolerance Are Our Strongest Forces

first_imgSir Richard Branson is saddened by the growing chorus of US governors who say they won’t allow any Syrian refugees to be settled in their states following the news that one of the Paris attackers may have entered Europe via Greece.“I understand that governments have a duty to protect their citizens from violence and terror,” blogged Sir Richard. “But to impose collective punishment on tens of thousands in their moment of greatest despair, in false hope it might stop a determined few, may well be counterproductive. And it is profoundly inhumane.“Much of this may be the kind of raucous political posturing you’d expect in an election season. But some of these governors, like Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, are themselves children of refugees. He and others should know that welcoming the downtrodden, the disadvantaged, and the despondent with open arms has been one of the most enduring and positive chapters of the American narrative; and it has helped the country move from strength to strength – culturally, politically, and economically. People like Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan know what I mean. When I met him this June, we talked about the enormous positive contributions refugees have made time and again, and he was keen on welcoming more Syrian refugees to the Motor City. I hope Detroit’s doors will remain open, even as Michigan’s governor disagrees.“Personally, I couldn’t think of a more powerful response to ISIS’ threats than to embrace those who have escaped their daily horrors with understanding, kindness and love. Syria may be today’s heart of darkness, but its wonderful people have the same dreams, goals and aspirations as most of us. As Ted Kennedy put it “what divides us pales in comparison to what unites us.” Let’s build on that. Openness and tolerance may prove the strongest force we have.”To read the full blog, click here.last_img read more

Beside The Points For Monday Feb 26 2018

All newsletters Things That Caught My EyeHockey took a major ratings hitThe numbers are in, and the NHL’s bar on participating in Olympic hockey in Pyeongchang certainly made the sport more skippable for viewers this year. The U.S. men’s victory over Russia in Sochi pulled in 4.1 million viewers, but a game this year against Slovakia drew only a third of that. However, the U.S. women’s win over Canada, which began at 11 p.m. Eastern, pulled in 2.9 million viewers, an NBCSN late night record. [The New York Times]Canada had an awesome Olympic gamesDespite losses in hockey and curling, the 2018 Olympics were a banner year for the Canadian delegation, leaving the games with 29 medals, 11 of which are gold. That’s the best Olympics for Canada ever. [NPR]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?America had a terrible OlympicsThe Associated Press found the internal U.S. Olympic Committee document detailing expectations for the 2018 Olympics, and it’s a tough read. The USOC predicted a minimum of 25 medals, with a forecast of 37 medals and a high estimate of 59 medals. The underperformance here is huge: Team USA goes home with 23 medals, the fewest since 1998. [The Washington Post]Lots of ‘pewter medals’ thoughOne reason for that immense shortfall is that 35 American athletes had to settle for a “pewter” medal, as in they finished just to the left of the podium in fourth, fifth or sixth place. That’s got to sting. [The Los Angeles Times]Try out our super fun quiz, Which Winter Olympic Sport Is Best For You? I got ski jumping!This new rule could change baseballAs part of the constant attempts of the MLB to make the game interesting for new fans who are a little reluctant to devote four and a half hours on every game, the league announced it’ll reduce the number of mound visits in the first nine innings of a game to six, which could ramp up miscommunications. [ESPN]Bullish on BortlesBlake Bortles signed a deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars, earning up to $66.5 million after incentives. Bortles had a stirring postseason but threw 51 interceptions from 2014 to 2016. [ESPN]Big Number+80.68America fell in love with curling, again. This happens every four years. Ever since NBC broadcast 50 hours of curling in Nagano ’98, Americans have eaten up the sport, in many cases being consumed by it. Then they forget about it for the 206 weeks between olympic sessions. Curling is by far the largest Olympics bump of any winter sport, seeing its google search trend index jump a walloping 80.68 points in Olympic months compared to other months. [FiveThirtyEight]Leaks from Slack: neil:U.S. men win curling gold, beat Sweden 10-7!chris.herring:People stayed up to watch this at like 4!tchow:!!!!!Predictions NBA Oh, and don’t forgetTiger nails duck We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe See more NBA predictions read more