Millsap, Hawks outlast Knicks in 4OTs

first_imgBulacan inmates, jail guards raise donations for Taal victims Asked to summarize the game, he said, “I don’t even remember.”The Knicks’ first four-overtime game in 66 years included five players, including Anthony and Atlanta’s Dwight Howard, fouling out.Anthony scored the tying baskets at the end of regulation and the first overtime period, before fouling out with 12.9 seconds remaining in the second overtime.Anthony said it was “difficult” to watch the last two extra periods.“Those are the overtimes where you’ve got to dig deep,” Anthony said. “You’re exhausted, you have to find something from somewhere. But to not be out there in that last overtime was a little difficult to watch. Especially knowing the flow of the game. That was a moment I wanted to be out there.”ADVERTISEMENT Melbourne master Federer back in top 10 Millsap logged 60 minutes, which were especially taxing due to his time defending Anthony.“There was no chance I was coming out,” Millsap said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnMillsap had 19 rebounds, setting another season high, and seven assists.“That was fun,” Millsap said. “I don’t want to do that again ever, but it was fun.” Ben&Ben, IV of Spades, SB19 win big at 5th Wish Music Awards Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) reacts with forward Mike Muscala (31) and forward Kent Bazemore (24) in the fourth overtime of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, in Atlanta. The Hawks won the game in the fourth overtime 142-139. APATLANTA — Paul Millsap made the decisive basket in a four-overtime game that lasted almost four hours and proclaimed it to be great fun that he never wants to experience again.Millsap had a season-high 37 points, including the go-ahead layup with 27 seconds remaining in the fourth OT, and the Atlanta Hawks overcame Carmelo Anthony’s season-high 45 points to outlast the short-handed New York Knicks 142-139 on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT TIP-INSKnicks: Porzingis fouled out with 15 points with 1:30 remaining in regulation. … Anthony, who set a franchise record for points in any quarter with 25 in the second period against Washington on Jan. 19, had 17 in the first quarter. … Backup Kyle O’Quinn also fouled out. … Noah had 14 rebounds.Hawks: Howard fouled out in the second OT with 19 points and 13 rebounds. … G Lamar Patterson, signed to a 10-day contract, was in uniform but did not play. He played 35 games with Atlanta last season. … G Gary Neal’s 10-day contract expired. … Tim Hardaway Jr. started for F Thabo Sefolosha (groin) and scored nine of his 19 points in the fourth quarter.FOUR-OT HISTORYIt was the Knicks’ first four-overtime game since Jan. 23, 1951, when they lost at Rochester. Atlanta’s last four-overtime game was a win over Utah on March 25, 2012.ROSE MAY MISS MORE GAMESHornacek said Rose also likely will miss the team’s game at Washington on Tuesday and possibly more.“I don’t want to say because you never know with an ankle,” Hornacek said.Rose said the ankle “feels better every day.”“I just have to take my time with it and listen to my body and I think that’s what I’m doing right now,” Rose said. 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New York still found ways to match the scoring from Millsap and Kent Bazemore, who had 24 points, including the Hawks’ first eight points in the fourth overtime.“Good thing we don’t play tomorrow,” said Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek.The loss was another blow to the Knicks’ hopes of moving into the Eastern Conference playoffs.“These guys have fought all year,” Hornacek said. “Things haven’t gone our way but they never give up.”Courtney Lee made a 26-foot tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds remaining in the second OT and sank the tying free throws late in the third extra period.The Knicks held out guard Derrick Rose, who sprained his left ankle in Friday night’s win over Charlotte.Dennis Schroder made one of two free throws with 10.2 seconds remaining in the fourth overtime, leaving the Knicks a chance to extend the game yet again. Lee missed a last-second 3-point attempt on what he said was “a great look.”“It’s draining, man, but it was fun,” Lee said. “You can’t hang your head about this one. We competed.”Schroder had 23 points and 15 assists for Atlanta.Brandon Jennings had 18 points as the fill-in starter for Rose. Lee added 17. FLAGRANT FOULHoward was assessed a Flagrant 1 foul for knocking Porzingis to the court on a dunk by Porzingis midway through the third quarter. There was a lengthy delay as officials reviewed the play and Porzingis received congratulations from teammates for the slam over Howard.UP NEXTKnicks: Visit Washington on Tuesday.Hawks: Visit Miami on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

The VHF radio sets probe

first_imgWhen the issue first broke – the controversial purchase of 50 Very High Frequency (VHF) communication radio sets by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for close to Gy0 million – it sparked much criticisms and prompted a special probe into this and other similar transactions conducted by that organisation.This particular transaction has been under some level of suspicion, and State auditors last year launched an audit into the procurement operations at GECOM after it was noticed that there were some discrepancies in relation to the purchase – which was done prior to the holding of the 2015 General and Regional Elections.There were several concerns raised about this entire transaction. For instance, the contract for the supply of the radio sets was handed to a Water Street businessman under questionable circumstances. There were also questions in relation to the huge cost of the items. It is believed that the radio sets could have been procured at a much cheaper rate via other suppliers.Additionally, even though the radio sets were purchased for use during the 2015 General and Regional Elections, particularly in the outlying regions of Guyana, they allegedly were never put into use after it was discovered that many of them were faulty.Further, media reports later surfaced that some of the equipment purchased were obsolete and were not covered by warranty. As a matter of fact, it was reported that the Australian-based manufacturer, Barrett Communications, through its European office, distanced itself from the purchase.This, however, was just one of many cases wherein concerns were raised regarding the procurement practices employed by GECOM. There were, over the years, quite a few other instances when certain expenditures raised eyebrows. Whether or not those concerns had any basis, GECOM officials did very little to assuage the concerns of stakeholders – who, in our view, were interested in ensuring that public funds were properly accounted for.In relation to this most recent probe into the VHF radio sets, Auditor General Deodat Sharma was recently quoted in this newspaper as saying that the report has been completed, but the other aspect – in relation to the purchase of toners, batteries and other supplies – is still to be completed. The Parliamentary Opposition and members of the public, via letters in the press, have made numerous calls for the findings of these audits to be made public.Already, much time has elapsed since the launch of the audits, and one wonders when exactly the entire investigation would come to finality and the report be presented to the relevant authorities. We fully understand the complexity of the work involved and the need for specialised staff to conduct interviews, etc; especially with the audit office having limited financial resources to hire the necessary complement of staff. However, citizens are eagerly awaiting the findings of these audits, as they (reports) will shed light on methods employed by GECOM to procure goods and services, and disclose whether such methods are in compliance with the necessary procurement laws and practices.If it is found that persons are indeed culpable of not adhering to the laws, they should face the necessary penalties.GECOM spends hundreds of millions of dollars, especially in election years or periods when there are heightened activities – such as continuous/house-to-house registration etc – and all efforts must be made to ensure that national procurement laws are followed in utilising those funds. The Auditor General has, over the years, highlighted many lapses in the system; but we are not certain what actions are being taken by GECOM and the powers that be in ensuring public funds are spent in a transparent and accountable manner.While it is not our intention to portray the impression that any official of GECOM is guilty of any wrongdoing, as that is the job of the auditors, the point should be reinforced that as an independent constitutional body, GECOM enjoys financial, functional and operational autonomy; and like every agency which is financed with public funds, must be held accountable for the manner in which it spends these funds.last_img read more

Lindener remanded on narco possession charges

first_img– alleges Police brutalityA Linden resident, who appeared at the Linden Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Clive Nurse, was remanded to prison for the offences of narcotics possession and the illegal sale of firecrackers, among several related charges.Travis Hasle, of Block 22, Wismar, Linden, pleaded not guilty to the charges. The first charge stated that on December 31, 2016, while on Republic Avenue, Mackenzie, Linden, Hasle had two grams of cannabis sativa in his possession. The second charge stated that the 31-year-old was found engaged in the sale of firecrackers, which are prohibited goods, while a third charge contended that he had an offensive weapon in his possession. It is also alleged that he assaulted Officer Justin Johnson and attempted to inflict grievous bodily harm against the same officer during his arrest.The defendant was very vocal during his court appearance, as he alleged Police brutality and as a result, ignored questions posed by Magistrate Nurse with regard to his pleas in relation to the charges against him. This resulted in the Magistrate asking him what he wished to plead several times. Alleging that the Police brutalised, beat and lashed him in his head with a baton and he had a medical paper to prove it, the defendant complained bitterly. Asked by the Magistrate whether he wished to have bail, the defendant continued with his complaints of Police brutality, as he completely ignored the question. He was then remanded to prison until January 18. The defendant had to be led outside the court compound as he shouted expletives at Police Officers.last_img read more

Higuain, Rugani strike as Juve secure top spot

first_imgThe Italian champions had fans on their toes throughout a one-sided encounter in chilly Turin as they completed their mission, but largely flattered to deceive before Higuain broke the deadlock with a clinical strike seven minutes after the restart.It gave Juve a spur, and when Rugani was left alone at a corner he rose above the Dinamo defence to beat Dominik Livakovic down low.Coach Massimiliano Allegri claimed Juve could have scored more, but explained: “It was important to win this game but when you get a team playing with so many men behind the ball it’s hard to find space.“Once Higuain scored, it became a lot easier for us.“In Seville, we secured our qualification and tonight we’ve wrapped up top spot.”Juve’s fourth win in the campaign left the Italians, beaten finalists in 2015, on 14 points, three ahead of Sevilla after their scoreless draw in Lyon.Zagreb coach Ivaylo Petev said: “Hats-off to Juventus, they’re a very strong side. We conceded two goals but we have a very young side that doesn’t have a lot of experience at this level. But I’m happy with my players.”Juventus have been ravaged by injury, the loss of Andrea Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini leaving the hosts shorn of their feared ‘BBC’ defence.Juventus’ defender Daniele Rugani (L) scores during the UEFA Champions League football match Juventus Vs GNK Dinamo Zagreb on December 7, 2016 © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLODays before the city derby against Torino on Sunday, Allegri added extra spice when he decided to rest goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for Norbert Neto.Juventus were flying from kick-off, Mario Mandzukic setting up Miralem Pjanic with a deft flick from a long ball in midfield.The Bosnian found Higuain to his right but despite forcing Livakovic down low, the Argentine’s drive was blocked.It was an early warning, but Juve were wasteful throughout the remainder of the first half that saw Neto threatened only once, when the Brazilian reacting well to a snap header from close range.The pace of Juan Cuadrado and creativity of Pjanic proved all too much for Ivaylo Petev’s side, and they had to dig deep in defence to keep Juve at bay.Dinamo full-back Leonardo Sigali twice came to the rescue, to thwart Mandzukic then Higuain, and Livakovic was forced down low to collect Pjanic’s downward header.Minutes later, the ‘keeper had full-back Gordon Schildenfeld to thank for clearing a loose ball yards from goal as Higuain hovered.A Pjanic free kick from 35 yards forced Livakovic to parry down low and Higuain was out of position when Livakovic spilled Mandzukic’s angled drive.Juve resumed in positive fashion, Higuain sweeping the ball past Livakovic in clinical fashion after Mario Lemina’s fancy footwork left the Dinamo defence in tatters seven minutes after the restart.Juventus’ midfielder Miralem Pjanic (L) fights for the ball with Dinamo’s forward Bojan Knezevic during the UEFA Champions League football match Juventus Vs GNK Dinamo Zagreb on December 7, 2016 © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOBut again, Juventus got stagefright when it came to adding to their tally.Several promising counter-attacks broke down one after the other, Cuadrado at fault more than once for failing to release the final ball while Higuain and Pjanic found themselves in space.Pjanic fired in a great cross for Mandzukic but before he could tap home Livakovic came bravely out to smother.Redemption came in the 73rd minute when Rugani rose to send a bullet header past Livakovic down low.Juve striker Paulo Dybala made his return from a six-week injury lay-off when he replaced Dybala for the last 10 minutes.But despite three shots towards goal, the Argentine was to be denied a fairytale return to action.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Juventus’ forward Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match Juventus Vs GNK Dinamo Zagreb on December 7, 2016 at the ‘Juventus Stadium’ in Turin © AFP / MARCO BERTORELLOTURIN, Italy, Dec 8 – Gonzalo Higuain hit a slick, second-half goal and Daniele Rugani added a late second as dominant Juventus laboured to a 2-0 Champions League win over Dinamo Zagreb that secured top spot in Group H on Wednesday.With qualification for the last 16 already secure, Juventus welcomed the Croats looking for a repeat of their 4-0 romp in Zagreb in a bid to beat Sevilla to first place.last_img read more

Castro temporarily cedes power to brother for surgery; condition `advancing positively’

first_imgHAVANA – Fidel Castro, who has wielded absolute power over Cuba and defied the United States for nearly a half century, was recovering from intestinal surgery today, his allies said, after temporarily turning over authority to his brother Raul. The Venezuelan government said Fidel Castro’s recovery was “advancing positively” after surgery, citing information from the island’s government without providing details. A leftist Argentine lawmaker said Castro aides told him the surgery was successful and that Castro was resting peacefully. The surprise announcement that Castro had been operated on to repair a “sharp intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding” stunned Cubans on the island and in exile, and marked the first time that Castro, two weeks away from 80th birthday, had relinquished power in 47 years of rule. On this island 90 miles south of Florida, people went about their business as normal on the streets of Havana early Tuesday, standing in line for buses to school and work, and jogging along the city’s famous Malecon seawall. Castro, who took control of Cuba in 1959, resisted repeated U.S. attempts to oust him and survived communism’s demise elsewhere, also said in the statement that he was temporarily handing over leadership of the Communist Party to his younger brother. Raul Castro, the defense minister who turned 75 in June, also did not appear on television and made no statement on his own. For decades the constitutional successor to his brother, Raul Castro has assumed a more public profile in recent weeks. Fidel Castro last appeared in public Wednesday as he marked the 53rd anniversary of his July 26 barracks assault that launched the revolution. The Cuban leader seemed thinner than usual and somewhat weary during a pair of long speeches in eastern Cuba. “The operation obligates me to undertake several weeks of rest,” Castro’s letter read. Extreme stress “had provoked in me a sharp intestinal crisis with sustained bleeding that obligated me to undergo a complicated surgical procedure.” The calm delivery of the announcement appeared to signal that there would be an orderly succession should Fidel Castro become permanently incapacitated. White House spokesman Peter Watkins said U.S. authorities were monitoring the situation: “We can’t speculate on Castro’s health, but we continue to work for the day of Cuba’s freedom.” On Monday, before Castro’s illness was announced, President Bush was in Miami and spoke of the island’s future. “If Fidel Castro were to move on because of natural causes, we’ve got a plan in place to help the people of Cuba understand there’s a better way than the system in which they’ve been living under,” he told WAQI-AM Radio Mambi, a Spanish-language radio station. “No one knows when Fidel Castro will move on. In my judgment, that’s the work of the Almighty.” Three weeks ago, a U.S. presidential commission called for an $80 million program to bolster non-governmental groups in Cuba for the purpose of hastening an end to the country’s communist system. It is official U.S. policy to “undermine” Cuba’s planned succession to Raul Castro. At the time the commission report was released, Bush said, “We are actively working for change in Cuba, not simply waiting for change.” Castro has resisted U.S. demands for multiparty elections and an open economy and has insisted his socialist system would long outlive him. Cuban exiles celebrated in the streets of Miami, but Havana’s streets were quiet overnight as Cubans awaited further word on Castro’s condition. It was unknown when or where the surgery took place or where Castro was recuperating. The Venezuelan government said in a statement that it had “received with satisfaction the information from Cuban authorities according to which the recovery process of President Fidel Castro is advancing positively.” The statement did not give specifics about Castro’s condition. A leftist Argentine lawmaker, Miguel Bonasso, said he called Castro aides Monday night and was told the surgery “was successful” and the leader was resting. Ongoing intestinal bleeding can be serious and potentially life-threatening, said Dr. Stephen Hanauer, gastroenerology chief at the University of Chicago hospitals. He said it was difficult to deduce the cause of Castro’s bleeding without knowing what part of the digestive tract was affected. Ulcers are a common cause of bleeding in the stomach or upper intestine. Stress used to be blamed but is no longer believed to be a cause of ulcers, he said. A condition called diverticulosis also can provoke bleeding in the lower intestine, especially in people over age 60, Hanauer said. The condition involves weakened spots in the intestinal lining that form pouches, which can become inflamed and provoke bleeding. Fidel Castro seemed optimistic of recovery, asking that celebrations scheduled for his 80th birthday on Aug. 13 be postponed until Dec. 2, the 50th anniversary of Cuba’s Revolutionary Armed Forces. With Havana’s streets calm, an electronic news ticker at the U.S. diplomatic mission provided the only clue that something dramatic had occurred inside Cuba’s government: “All Cubans, including those under the dictatorship, can count on our help and support. We respect the wishes of all Cubans.” With Havana’s streets calm, the noontime news on Cuban state television led with Castro’s letter, followed by interviews with Cubans expressing confidence in his recovery. One item showed Bolivians rallying for Castro at the Cuban Embassy in La Paz. The view from the United States in Cuba was limited to the electronic news ticker at the U.S. diplomatic mission, which read: “All Cubans, including those under the dictatorship, can count on our help and support. We respect the wishes of all Cubans.” Waiters at a popular cafe in Old Havana were momentarily stunned by the news that Castro was ailing but quickly returned to work. “He’ll get better, without a doubt,” said Agustin Lopez, 40. “There are really good doctors here, and he’s extremely strong.” But Martha Beatriz Roque, a leading Cuban government opponent in Havana, said she believed Castro must be gravely ill to have stepped aside – even temporarily. “No one knows if he’ll even be alive Dec. 2 when he’s supposed to celebrate his birthday,” she said. She added that opposition members worried they could be targeted for repression during a government change – especially if authorities fear civil unrest. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Castro’s strongest international ally, expressed distress during a visit to Vietnam. He said he called the Cuban leader’s office after hearing the news. “We wish President Fidel Castro will recover rapidly. Viva Fidel Castro!” Chinese President Hu Jintao also sent a message of good wishes to Castro, the official Xinhua News Agency said. Across the Florida straits in Miami, exiles waved Cuban flags on Little Havana’s Calle Ocho, shouting “Cuba! Cuba! Cuba!” as drivers honked their horns. Over nearly five decades, hundreds of thousands of Cubans have fled Castro’s rule, many of them settling in Miami. Castro has been in power since the Jan. 1, 1959, triumph of the armed revolution that drove out dictator Fulgencio Batista. He has been the world’s longest-ruling head of government and his ironclad rule has ensured Cuba’s place among the world’s five remaining communist countries, along with China, Vietnam, Laos and North Korea. The son of a prosperous plantation owner, Castro’s official birthday is Aug. 13, 1926, although some say he was born a year later. Talk of Castro’s mortality was taboo until June 23, 2001, when he fainted during a speech in the sun. Although Castro quickly recovered, many Cubans understood for the first time that their leader would eventually die. Castro shattered a kneecap and broke an arm when he fell after a speech on Oct. 20, 2004, but laughed off rumors about his health, most recently a 2005 report he had Parkinson’s disease. But the Cuban president also said he would not insist on remaining in power if he ever became too sick to lead: “I’ll call the (Communist) Party and tell them I don’t feel I’m in condition … that please, someone take over the command.” — Associated Press reporters Vanessa Arrington in Havana; Laura Wides-Munoz in Miami; Tran Van Minh in Hanoi, Vietnam; and Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner in Chicago contributed to this report.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 MOREWhy these photogenic dumplings are popping up in Los AngelesSome government work centers called workers to participate in outdoor political gatherings later Tuesday to express their support for Fidel Castro. Dozens of workers at one gathering waved small Cuban flags and shouted: “Long live Fidel!” “There is no one else like him,” said Osmar Fernandez, 27, drinking rum at a cafe. “I want Fidel to live for 80 more years.” Government opponents said the move gave them hope for eventual openings in the island’s political and economic systems. “It’s clear that this is the start of the transition,” activist Manuel Cuesta Morua said. “This gives Cuba the opportunity to have a more rational leadership because … the top leaders will be obligated to consult each other (rather than be ruled by one man).” The news came Monday night in a statement read on state television by his secretary, Carlos Valenciaga. The message said Castro’s condition was apparently due to stress from a heavy work schedule during recent trips to Argentina and eastern Cuba. He did not appear on the broadcast. last_img read more

Liverpool’s comeback against Barcelona ‘better than Istanbul’, says talkSPORT host

first_img getty Did someone say Istanbul? 2 “It’s close, but I think last night was amazing.“Liverpool played so well at the Nou Camp as well, we shouldn’t forget that.” Jurgen Klopp’s side go through to their third European final in four seasons, where they will face either Ajax or Tottenham for the chance to lift European Cup for the sixth time.Tune into talkSPORT on Wednesday night for LIVE commentary of Ajax vs Tottenham, live from Amsterdam!Liverpool have a history of amazing European comebacks, but Big Al says this one – dubbed the ‘Merseyside Miracle’ – trumps them all.“Istanbul was a bit special, but last night was the big one I think,” said the Sports Breakfast host on Wednesday morning. Georginio Wijnaldum and Divock Origi scored two goals each in a thrilling night at Anfield 2 Liverpool’s unbelievable Champions League semi-final comeback against Barcelona is better than their famous 2005 title triumph in Istanbul, according to Alan Brazil.The Reds produced another stunning result in Europe as they came back from 3-0 down from the first leg to beat the Spanish champions 4-0 at Anfield. Brazil: “Messi, 3-0 down… I think last night was better than Istanbul”Seaman: “But they haven’t won anything yet, Al!” 🏆Alan Brazil, @TheDavidSeaman & @Laura_Woodsy discuss which #LFC European comeback was the best.Which do you rate higher? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/7TSOHaCtBH— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 8, 2019last_img read more

How Seamus Coleman made young Daire’s dream come true

first_imgA young Evertonian whose fundraising campaign was boosted by Blues defender Seamus Coleman saw his dream come true last Friday when he travelled over from Northern Ireland to pay his first ever visit to Goodison Park. Daire Flanagan’s story caught the attention of hundreds of people on social media when Ciaran Rogan, a member of Everton’s Irish Supporters’ Club, launched a campaign to help give the youngster his trip of a lifetime.The seven-year-old was born with Apert Syndrome, a genetic condition characterised by the premature fusion of certain skull bones that, due to the care Daire requires, makes overseas travel difficult. However, Coleman donated £5,000 to help ensure the journey to Merseyside could go ahead and invited the youngster to meet him at USM Finch Farm before Friday’s victory over Watford.Daire was later introduced to the rest of the first-team players in the Goodison tunnel, before walking out on to the pitch ahead of kick-off with skipper Phil Jagielka.“I got involved with Daire about a year ago and it’s great to finally see him get over, because I know it wasn’t easy for the family to do,” said Coleman. “I knew they were trying to raise some money and when footballers get involved in donating money, it kind of raises the publicity of it all.“That’s what I did, more people got involved and Daire’s dream came true. That makes me happy because that’s what life’s all about – living your dreams – and I’m sure it makes Daire and his family very happy as well. “Like I said, I was a very, very small part in making that happen. There’s been a lot of people helping Daire along the way – his mum and dad and some of the organisers have been great.”On a day he will never forget, Daire was also given a signed Everton shirt and pair of Coleman’s boots, as well as goalkeeper Joel Robles’ gloves.“I woke up one morning and I had a text message from Seamus saying he’d seen the page and had donated £5,000 to get Daire over,” said Ciaran Rogan.“I was starstruck and actually broke down in tears at the time. I was so happy that he had done that because it has made this dream possible for the young lad.“He’s a bubbly personality, he’s a great kid and he deserves this trip. You could see the smile on his face, he was so happy to be at Goodison and it’s all because of Seamus that we could get here.” How Seamus Coleman made young Daire’s dream come true was last modified: May 18th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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:evertonseamus colemanlast_img read more

Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Wednesday, June 21.Michael DOOGANThe death has occurred in Dungloe District Hospital of Michael Doogan, Gortnasaid, Kincasslagh.Reposing at his late residence from 3pm since yesterday afternoon. Funeral Mass on Thursday, June 22nd, at 1pm in St. Mary’s Church, Kincasslagh with burial afterwards in Belcruit Cemetery. House private please from 11pm to 10am. Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Dungloe Patients Comfort Fund c/o Shaun Mc Glynn Funeral Director or any family member.Alec DUNLEVYThe death has occurred of Alec Dunlevy, The Diamond, Donegal Town, peacefully in his 99th year June 19th 2017. Loving father of Deirdre, Emer, Rory, Joan, Maeve & Ailbhe. Deeply regretted by his daughter-in-law & sons-in-law.Dearly beloved Pappy to all his grandchildren & great grandchildren. Requiem Mass at 11am Friday 23rd St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town, followed by burial in the Old Abbey Cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu, if desired, to Pieta House, Letterkenny.Patsy GIBSON (née Deery)The sudden death has taken place of Mrs Patsy Gibson (née Deery), Aughygault, Drumkeen. Her remains will repose at her residence from 7pm on Tuesday evening, June 20th. Funeral from there on Thursday, June 22nd, at 10.15am for 11am Mass at St. Patrick’s Church, Drumkeen, with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am and on the morning of the funeral.Winifred LOGUEThe peaceful death has occurred of Winifred Logue, Townlough, Donegal Town.Removal today from Sligo University Hospital to St. Patrick’s Church, Donegal Town, for 7.30pm. Funeral Mass tomorrow, Wednesday, at 11am with burial afterwards in Clar Cemetery.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: June 21st, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal death noticesobituarieslast_img read more

Live Blog: Twitter Launches Redesign of Twitter.com

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#Features#news#twitter#web A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… “This does not take down Google,” says @goldman. “We haven’t talked to advertisers yet.”Twitter has introduced a new logo The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos 4:55:That’s all she wrote, folks. The Q&A is over and the new Twitter.com should be rolling out for select users.Update: The video is now available: Our friend Robert Scoble plans to offer a live stream from the event. 4:01: The Egg awaits us and we’re told “a couple minutes guys”. mike melanson As we mentioned this morning, Twitter is holding an event at its headquarters this afternoon at 4 pm PT, but so far the company is keeping mum on why we’re all attending. But attending we are and we have a few hypotheses as to what could be coming, from the long awaited Twitter Analytics, to the launch of Annotations to a true business offering.Whatever it is, it’s sure to be exciting (right?) and our own Mike Melanson will be there to let you know what happens, as it happens. Come back at 4pm PT/7pm ET for our live blog. 4:09: @Ev is offering up some stats. Twitter mobile users are up 250%, 370k new signups a day with 16% on mobile.“The usage on mobile really underscores what we think Twitter is for people…a real-time information network.”4:15: “You don’t have to tweet,” says Williams, “any more than you have to make a webpage to use the Web.” Twitter can be used for content consumption as well. And….Twitter runs into some technical difficulties with the slide projector. 4:17: A lot of people are tweeting, says @Ev – “we’re continuing to see unbelievable growth”. Says we’re seeing up to 90 million tweets a day. 25% of tweets contain links. @Ev says we’re here to talk about Twitter.com – “It’s how most people experience Twitter”, even though its something the “tech set” misses. Twitter accounts for 78% of Twitter use, with 14% using the mobile website.4:21: “What we’re announcing today is the new Twitter.com” (Cue inspiring video).4:25: Shows a two-column redesign of Twitter.com.Some features:-Click on a tweet on the left and get more context and information in the right column. -Goodbye Hovercards? Click on a user and get full contextual information.-Click on a tweet, see full embedded photos and videosEv says “We’ve done deals with 16 video and picture providers…YouTube, Ustream…”4:30: “This is a complete revamp. This is a new architecture. The entire front-end is re-engineered.”Shows an endless scrolling left-column, meaning you can continually scroll through your stream of tweets.The new Twitter.com will be launching today for a subset of users and will be launching worldwide. It will be an incrememntal roll-out.Biz butts in – and says that “If the Ev of six months ago were standing here, he would be passed out on the floor” and we should be happy because he’s acting so “leadership-y”.Ev says “It’s all about speed, responsiveness and discovery.”4:35: Let the Q&A begin.Q:How long will it take to launch? A:”Stability is our number one priority…we’re not on a firm time frame.”Q:Scoble asks if the list feature will change at all.A:Lists are easier to access, navigate, as part of redesign. “Right now you have to click on a name and it takes you to a completely different view. Now…it integrates this into the workflows.” List limitations are unchanged.Q:Maggie Shields from the BBC – Did you test externally?A:Yes. Starting as early as May, June, had weekly user tests. “We’ve been continuously testing until now.” Q:Ben Parr from Mashable – What influence did mobile apps have on this?A:We launched iPad app 10 days ago. They were in parallel development, which is why they’re similar looking. “We designed device specific experiences.”What about monetization? Ev says the new design will cause more engagement, with videos and other links directly embedded. The opportunities are tremendous compared to the current site, they say.Is Twitter expecting this to increase use of Twitter.com? The answer is “Yes.”4:46: Twitter has updated its site to include a new product page.Q: Will more pageviews kill Twitter? A: @goldman says the redesign involves a new architecture design as well, so it will handle increased traffic. “We think this is both a product enhancement as well as a stability enhancement.” It’s a “significantly different” architecture.Q: Are there new team features?A: Not in this release.Q: SearchEngineLand asks if there are any changes in search we’ll see.A: Search is much more integrated overall. It’s a “onebox” – you’ll see a search pane that has real-time results, but also top tweets and people that match, as well as other things. Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verificationlast_img read more