PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania:JAMAICA’S striker, Giles Barnes, says his compatriots should view their accomplishments at the CONCACAF Gold Cup in a positive manner.”It’s just incredible for the whole country. They’ve got something in football they can be proud of,” he said of their historic achievement.The Reggae Boyz became the first Caribbean nation to qualify for the Confederation’s championship final.However, in that game on Sunday night at Lincoln Financial Field here, they were beaten 3-1 by Mexico, who lifted the title for an unprecedented seventh time in 13 competitions.”Definitely no, not the result we wanted,” Barnes shared. “There were a lot of tears in the locker room after, but it’s not just tears of upset, it’s tears of pride. I think we’ve done so much for Jamaican football.NEVER-SAY-DIEATTITUDE”We’re gonna take great heart from it. Congratulations to Mexico as well, they were really good in the second half, and they deserved it on the day. They kept the ball very well … I think it was unfortunate, the first goal, it knocked the wind out of our sails a little, but we’ve got that never-say-die attitude, and we just fought to the end,” Barnes admitted.Barnes was full of praise for Winfried Sch‰fer.”He listens to his players. He actually gave me a lot of jokes; even with his broken English he’s pretty funny,” Barnes said of the 65-year-old German. “He’s very knowledgeable about the game as well, and credit to him for getting us altogether on the same page, and I hope he’s the coach for awhile.” – Audley Boyd
A full-length portrait of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has been unveiled by authorities of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts, United States of America.According to a dispatch from Cambridge, the full-length portrait is an amazing likeness of the Liberian President. It shows her dressed in her favorite color, green, draped in a beautiful green and gold sash and matching skirt made from cloth woven in Liberia, and her signature head-tie, also green, with a gold-jeweled brooch. The attire is accented by her signature single row of pearls and a pin of the Liberian flag, the Lone Star.The unveiling of the Liberian leader’s portrait was part of the campaign launch for the Harvard Kennedy School, known as IDEASpHERE. President Sirleaf is a distinguished alumna of the School’s Edward S. Mason Fellows Program (MC/MPA 1971). The portrait was unveiled at a ceremony on Thursday, May 15.The portrait which was painted by Artist Stephen Coit, himself an alumnus of Harvard, is to hang in Library of Kennedy School as an inspiration to future generations of Kennedy School students, authority said.The unveiling took place at a private reception in honor of President Sirleaf, hosted by the Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP), one of Harvard Kennedy School’s Research Centers.The dispatch says that as President Sirleaf arrived at the Malkin Penthouse, in the Littauer Center Harvard Kennedy School, adoring supporters, mostly women, surrounded her to wish her well and thank her for all that she has achieved in her career and life. Everyone sought a photo with HKS’s most illustrious alumna.Being astonished by what she saw, there was a loud “Wow! From the Liberian President, reacting to her amazing portrait.She went on to say: “A big thank you. Words cannot express the honor that I feel, and through me, the honor extended to women in Liberia, women in Africa, and I daresay women in the world, for the role that we all continue to play.I want to thank Jenny Mansbridge; she was a driving force behind this; Francine Lefrak; you, Dean Bohnet, who I’m told started the whole program of IDEASpHERE that we will all be participating in so many events.“I said to Stephen Coit, ‘How did you do it?’ I have to say that he sent me a note on the experience we shared when he did the painting. Am I right it’s a painting? What he captured in the note he sent me really was a story of my life’s journey, because he talked about darkness into light, humility in the midst of turmoil, perseverance, courage. Thank you.“I’m so deeply honored to join the other three persons which you mentioned, sterling women – I need to learn more about them so that I walk properly in their footsteps. And to all of you – the Women and Public Policy Program, the Women Leadership Group – that have really supported these events.A few of you I had the opportunity to meet before and interact with. Just being back here with you is what keeps me going; that’s the motivation and the inspiration when I can join all of you who have had such a big part to play in the success that I’ve had. And so, thank you all; it’s been a wonderful occasion. I go back home, almost walking on water. Thank you, Dean.”Earlier, in his welcoming remarks, Dean Ellwood said the event was to honor a most remarkable graduate and its only Nobel Peace Prize winner. She was an amazing leader who took over a country with many challenges, and had done an amazing job to make things work.With women like President Sirleaf, he believed there was hope for the world, after all. The commissioning of the portrait, he said, was also to make things right by including the portraits of more women at Harvard especially that of the Harvard Kennedy School’s most distinguished graduate.Dr. Iris Bohnet, Academic Dean and Director of the Women and Public Policy Program, thanked the people who had made the commissioning possible: Professor Jane (Jenny) Mansbridge, Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values, founding faculty Chair of the WAPPP, and the leader behind President Sirleaf’s portrait,It was in September 2012 that Dean David T. Ellwood, Dean of the Kennedy School, informed President Sirleaf that HKS wished to commission her portrait to hang in its Library as an inspiration to future generations of Kennedy School students. Upon her acceptance, the School commissioned Mr. Coit, also a Harvard alumnus, to create a full-length portrait of Liberia’s and Africa’s first female President.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
In his defence, Doyle argued that someone else had assaulted the woman, and that she was lying about him threatening and forcibly confining her on the balcony of their third floor apartment. However, Justice Fitzpatrick found him to be an unreliable witness, arguing that he “carefully prepared” a timeline of events, which had a number of discrepancies. “Although clearly not determinative in and of itself, his life of crime, even beyond these convictions, does suggest to some extent that Mr. Doyle is less likely to be truthful. His activities in Fort St. John… confirm that Mr. Doyle is not an honest person,” she writes in her decision. “Mr. Doyle has clearly crafted a very detailed description of events which attempts to, and in large part does, correspond to the physical evidence. However, as I have indicated, there are some major gaps in his evidence.” His evidence was completely rejected, and Fitzpatrick convicted Doyle on all assaults, threats, unlawful confinement and related weapons charges. Doyle and his girlfriend had been in a relationship since April 2012, during which they both frequently used cocaine and were selling drugs. She testified that their relationship was marked with jealousy and violence, with altercations at least once a week in June. In late June, she says Doyle hit her with his fists and the shotgun, leaving her with black and blue bruises, and eyes so swollen she could barely see. A few days later on June 30, she recalled that Doyle threatened to kill her after he blamed her for rolling a van they were driving in into a ditch, and again hit her in the face and stomach with the barrel of the shotgun. He didn’t bring her to the Fort St. John Hospital until the next day, where she lied about the nature of her injuries, saying she had been in a quadding accident the night before. The nurse treating her argued that her injuries were not consistent with those from a typical ATV incident, as they were all over her body, and not just on one side as usual. However, she was discharged on July 2, and picked up by Doyle. – Advertisement -His girlfriend says the fighting continued from there, after some drugs went missing. Once home, she testified that Doyle pushed a dirt bike up against the door, blocking her in, and threatened to kill her again, holding the shotgun up to her chest. She then said that he should kill her, as she was tired of all of the fighting, and he then put the gun in his own mouth. A physical fight ensued, during which the female tried to stab Doyle with a screwdriver and he tried to choke her. She got away and jumped over the balcony, as she believed he was going to kill her. She escaped to a nearby convenience store, where she called police and Doyle was later arrested. Advertisement
7 The Premier League may be in the midst of a thrilling title race, but across Europe, leagues are already being won.Paris Saint-Germain defeated Troyes AC on Sunday to secure the Ligue 1 title, with only 30 games played. It is their fourth consecutive league title, and they currently sit 25 points ahead of second placed Monaco.If they keep this lead until the end of the season, they will win the title by one of the biggest points margins in football history.Click the right arrow above to discover which other teams won their leagues by massive points margins… PSG 2012/13 – 12 points – PSG are on course for a record finish, but their previous best is still exceptional. A 12 point lead over Marseille secured the league title, and proved the base for all the silverware they have picked up since. 7 Juventus 2013/14 – 17 points – Juventus passed the 100-point mark in the 2013/14 campaign, finishing 17 points ahead of Roma. They lost just two games all season, conceding only 23 goals in 38 games. Chelsea 2004/05 – 12 points – Jose Mourinho ended his debut season in English football with only one defeat, picking up 95 points. The Blues conceded just 15 times, winning their first league title in 50 years ahead of London rivals Arsenal. 7 7 Manchester United 1999/2000 – 18 points – The largest ever Premier League margin of victory came in the 1999/2000 season, when the Red Devils finished 18 points ahead of Arsenal in second place. 28 wins from 38 games secured them their 13th English league title. 7 7 Barcelona 2012/13 – 15 points – Finishing on the 100-point mark, Barca stormed La Liga under Tito Vilanova. They finished 15 points ahead of fierce rivals Real Madrid, which was a league record since the introduction of three points for a win. Arsenal 2003/04 – 11 points – Click the right arrow above for more teams who won their leagues at a canter… – The Gunners ended the season undefeated, but only managed an 11 point margin over Chelsea. 12 draws prevented the north London club securing a larger margin of victory, but their Invincibles season will go down in history. 7 Bayern Munich 2013/14 – 19 points – Bayern are currently atop the Bundesliga table, but it will take some doing to improve upon their 19 point lead from the 2013/14 season. They finished on 90 points with 29 wins from 34 games, ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAuthorities went to the actor’s residence in response to a request for a “welfare check,” Winter said. Berg most recently appeared on the television series in “Monk” and “Brothers & Sisters.” He also appeared on TV shows such as “NCIS,” “The Practice,” “Boston Legal” and “Law & Order” and previously on a handful of daytime soaps. On the big screen, he played a Romulan senator on the 2002 film “Star Trek: Nemesis.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! VAN NUYS – A coroner’s autopsy report revealed that television character actor John Berg committed suicide in the bedroom of his Van Nuys home, authorities said today. “He died as a result of suicide … from suffocation,” Lt. John Kadas of the coroner’s office said. “A hibachi grill was used inside his bedroom. It’s a fairly common form of suicide where it’s put inside an enclosed space and then lit up. The victim succumbed to carbon monoxide fumes,” Kadas said. The body of the 58-year-old actor was discovered shortly before 1 p.m. Sunday in his residence in the 6500 block of Nagle Avenue, said Capt. Ed Winter of the coroner’s office.
Mevagh Men’s Group – usual meeting on Tuesday 23rd April at 8:00 pm in the Resource Centre. Dunfanaghy men’s group will be joining the group for the evening. New members welcome.Pilates – will be taking place each Wednesday 7.00-8.30pm, for further details please contact Orlagh on 087 2819746.Craft Group – continue to meet weekly on a Thursday morning from 10.30am – 12pm. New members welcome to attend. French revision classes for Junior and Leaving Certificate Students – will be starting in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre on Thursday 25th April for 4 weeks. The cost is €20 per student, payable in advance. Places are limited so therefore booking is essential. Junior Certificate student classes are from 5.00-6.00pm and Leaving Certificate Student classes are from 6.00-7.00pm. Please contact the centre to book your place.Mevagh Busy Bees – Parent, baby and toddler group meet every Friday from 10am -12 noon in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre. So bring along your busy bees for some fun and games. Cost €3 per family. Music Group – meet every Friday from 8.00pm in the Mevagh Resource Centre. New members always welcome.SCOUTS IN DOWNINGSInterest has been expressed in starting a Scout Group in Downings, and Kevin Ferguson the Development Officer for Scouting Ireland in the area, is delighted that interest in starting a group has been raised. “There already are sixteen very active Scout groups in the County, and a new group based in the locality, could offer the Scouting experience to young people in Downings/ Carrigart/Fanad/ Creeslough and the surrounding areas” remarked Kevin.A scout group can have up to five sections, ”Beaver Scouts 6-8years, Cubs Scouts 9-11years, Scouts 12-15years, Venture Scouts 15-18years and Rover Scouts 18-26years so there is plenty of scope for young people to get involved”.Like all new groups, getting leaders to help out is vital to the success of a new group. Any adult over the age of 18 would be given all the training and help they need to become a leader. “The beauty about scouting” Kevin remarked, was that “because of the differing age ranges, a volunteer can join an age range section that they feel they would enjoy working with. Even if you feel you would not have the energy to help run a section, there may be skills you possess that could help, for example people who have committee or administration skills are also valuable to the successful running of a scout group.With a view to setting up a Scout Group it is intended to hold an open evening in the Mevagh Family Resource Centre on the 1st May at 7.30 pm for adults who may be interested in finding out more about setting up a new group in the area.For further information please contact: Margaret Mc Keague, 9155055 or Kevin Ferguson, Provincial Support Officer, Scouting Ireland. Tel: 0860473459.DD LOCAL – MEVAGH RESOURCE CENTRE NOTES, DOWNINGS was last modified: April 17th, 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:DowningsMevagh Resource Centre
whoops Herrera has been a peripheral figure at Old Trafford so far this season and he has started only two of the club’s 12 Premier League games.But it has been reported that three clubs from outside of England are all hoping to sign the Spaniard either on a free in the summer or in a knock-down deal in January.Clubs from outside England are allowed to open talks with Herrera regarding a pre-contract agreement in January, while United may look to sell him during the window to avoid losing him for absolutely nothing in the summer. shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Manchester United could lose Ander Herrera on a free transfer in the summer with Athletic Bilbao, Roma and Atletico Madrid all keen.The 29-year-old is out of contract in the summer and Spanish newspaper AS has suggested he has no intention of penning fresh terms to stay at the club. Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Latest Premier League Stories Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Manchester United star Ander Herrera in action. REVEALED Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars gameday cracker huge blow tense Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED 1 deals REAL DEAL Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star no dice His former club Athletic Bilbao, who he left to join United in 2014, are keen on luring him back to the San Mames while Atletico Madrid are also in the running.Meanwhile Roma, who are in the market for a new central midfielder, are also said to be keeping close tabs on Herrera’s situation and could make their move in January.
It’s no secret student-athletes live on a tight schedule. Going from class, to practice, back to class. Squeezing in training sessions and group projects. Finding time to take an occasional nap is nearly impossible, let alone adding in an internship like many fellow classmates. “I’m not a Braves fan,” Smith said. “But I went on the Braves website and just applied for every job on there.” “My favorite part was interacting with the players,” Smith said. “They would come up before games and interact with us and the fans and that was just really fun.” “I didn’t really have any experience,” Smith said. “I worked at the Des Moines Radio Group last summer and I’ve done some work with Drake Athletics marketing but that’s it.” “The atmosphere was awesome,” Smith said. “It was the first year in the new stadium so it was an amazing inaugural season to be a part of.” “I didn’t know anyone there, and I loved it,” Smith said. “I love being independent and not knowing people and having to find my way into friend groups and experiencing new things. That’s what I live for, I just love it so much.” Smith enters her senior year coming off a strong junior campaign as the Bulldogs primary pitcher. She recorded 18 wins with a 3.27 ERA in a career-high 214.0 innings while striking out a career-best 91 batters. Smith tossed four shutouts in 2017, including a perfect game in the regular season finale against Loyola. Print Friendly Version As one of 50 promotions interns for the 2017 season, every day at the ballpark was different. Daily tasks ranged from putting elf costumes on life-sized bobbleheads, setting up for concerts and assisting in post-game autographs. The season brought a record number of rain delays for the Braves along with tallying the most wins in two years. It turns out, that’s all it took. Smith took her passion and knowledge to the city of Atlanta in, playing an integral part in the Braves’ inaugural season inside the brand-new SunTrust ballpark. “I know a lot about the game,” Smith said. “It helped knowing the atmosphere of a sporting event and the competitiveness. Fans get very competitive, and I know what competitive is. It was the first year in the new stadium so the atmosphere was awesome.” Drake University softball senior Kailee Smith has always described herself as an independent person. Her softball career started out behind the plate as a catcher before her mom convinced her to reluctantly take to the circle and try her hand at pitching. While perhaps not the most experienced intern, Smith was able to lean on her life-long softball career and her experience as a student-athlete at Drake. Smith joked about how to her parents dismy she picked a school 1,600 miles away from home. Following the conclusion of the 2017 softball season, Smith headed another 900 miles east to Atlanta, Ga. for a summer internship with the Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball. “Coming to Drake was a no-brainer – I wanted out of California,” said Smith who hails from Murrieta, Calif. “And then going to Atlanta I had so much fun, I was so excited to go there and I wasn’t nervous.” A Southern California native, Smith admits her team loyalty lies with the Los Angeles Dodgers – but during the 2017 season the Braves laid claim to Smith’s favorite player, Matt Kemp. “I learned that I really love to travel,” Smith said. “I know that when I’m looking for a future job or career I want something that allows me to be able to travel and do things.” Throughout the summer, Smith had the opportunity to follow the team on the road and visit stadiums around the country, travel home and visit friends.
DUNKINEELY poker player Dermot Blain has picked up a Player of the Year award – but was took busy winning more cash to pick it up.Full Tilt Poker Ambassador Dermot beat Belarus player Uladzimir Zakharau heads-up to take down the €1k PLO Turbo last night for €20,200.Blain was unable to attend the lavish awards ceremony because he was too busy being a boss and winning the €1,100 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Handed event for €20,200 instead. Having scored a victory during the first month of 2014 makes Blain a favourite to scoop what would be his third POY award, although there is a long way to go before that happens.Said Dermot: “It’s a great start to 2014; picking up my second Irish player of the year award and €20k!”There were 75 runners generating a €73,500 prize pool with 11 places paid.1, Dermot Blain, Ireland, € 20,200 2, Uladzimir Zakharau, Belarus, € 14,3703, Steve O’Dwyer, Ireland, € 9,4104, Gordon Huntly, United Kingdom, € 7,2405, Tobias Peters, Netherlands, € 5,7306, Niclas Fjellstrom, Sweden, € 4,490 7, Eric Sfez, France, € 3,5308, Mikko Turtiainen, Finland, € 2,7509, Konstantin Puchkov, Russia, € 2,10010, Roger Hairabedian, France, € 1,840 11, Pierre Morin, France, € 1,840DONEGAL POKER PLAYER DERMOT POCKETS €20,000 WIN was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Dermot BlainKillybegspoker player
A community alert has gone out to property owners after a surge in thefts in East Donegal.The text message was issued asking all people in the Raphoe, Convoy, St.Johnston, Newtowncunningham and Manorcunningham areas to be on their guard.It follows a spike in the theft of farm machinery and other items from sheds and outhouses. The text said “There has recently been a number of thefts of farm machinery. Ensure all farm sheds/outhouses are locked and all property is secure and identifiable.”Garda Crime Prevention officer Paul Wallace has repeatedly advised people to mark and identify their property in the case that it is stolen.Local Garda stations offer a free service to mark identify property in the event that it is stolen.COMMUNITY ALERT: PUBLIC WARNED AFTER FARM MACHINERY GANG STRIKE IN EAST DONEGAL was last modified: August 26th, 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:burglarydonegalfarm machineryGardai