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PROFILES: Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 for Fiba Asia Cup 2017

first_imgView comments 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bolts beat Painters, spoil Yap’s historic night Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ But it’s a tall order for the Filipinos, who are slotted in a tough group that features powerhouse China.Nonetheless, these players vow to give it all to keep the Philippines among the best in Asia.Artwork by Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer SportsFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite This time, a youth-laden Gilas Pilipinas will stake its claim as the continent’s best in the upcoming Fiba Asia Cup 2017 in Lebanon.Familiar faces, who have brought pride to the country in the last two editions of the Asian meet, return to guide promising young guns in the hopes of ending the Philippines’ string of bridesmaid finishes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’last_img read more

CPGs to play major role in border security

first_imgIn expressing confidence in the ability of Community Policing Groups (CPGs) to carry out their functions, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan said these groups could assist in a major way to tackle the illegal entry of foreigners, especially from neighbouring Venezuela, into Guyana.In addressing a media conference on Monday that was called to discuss preparations to mark the 42nd anniversary of community policing in Guyana, the Minister said there was room for CPGs to play a much greater role in this level of policing in Guyana’s border regions, to assist law enforcement agencies.Minister Ramjattan said there have been calls for members of CPGs to enhanceCPGs Administrator, retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Dennis Pompeythis level of local security as he expressed confidence in their capacity to carry out this function. “There have been calls from people especially who own shops. They have indicated to me that they would like to set up some CPGs … to also enhance their security,” he explained.The Ministry is also considering the option of having outstanding citizens given precepts that would allow them to have some policing powers, especially since there are limited Police in far-flung communities that border Venezuela. These persons would have to come under one of the CPGs.Asked whether there is information sharing from these interior locations and special intelligence in those areas, Ramjattan said while there might not be classic intelligence, he would encourage it. “We want information. So, if they see strangers and they see Venezuelans coming in and doing a couple of things, we would like them to telephone us at the headquarters at the Ministry,” he added.President David Granger had instructed the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) to brief the parliamentary committee on security on the steps that were being taken to secure communities located along the border with Venezuela as a result of the unstable situation in that country, as well as the ongoing border controversy.The Head of State also indicated that he expected that even as Government continued to work at the central and regional levels to ensure security in the border regions, civil society would be fully briefed. The Guyana-Venezuela border controversy was recently referred to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).Meanwhile, CPGs were also hailed for the work they have done in various crime-fighting areas. Most notably, however, was their recent involvement in helping the Police crack down on carjacking. CPGs have been credited for cracking many such cases and also assisting the Police in the arrest of several wanted persons who had set up havens in communities across the country.The Administrator of CPGs, retired Senior Superintendent of Police, Dennis Pompey said CPGs were making a valuable contribution to crime fighting and continued to help to make communities across the country much safer.Persons forming these CPGs are trained mostly in conflict resolution, Trafficking In Persons, anger management, as well as how to deal with violence, suicide, and noise nuisance, among other issues.Minister Ramjattan also expressed satisfaction with the work of the CPGs, although he was responsible for taking away equipment, including vehicles, that hampered these groups from executing their duties. The Minister did admit to this at Monday’s press conference, stating that it has been difficult to get back the vehicles they took from the CPGs and gave to Police.Ramjattan said he believed that far more could be done and urged that more residents become involved, especially in areas where the crime rates were high.He also addressed the need for Community Policing Officers and Policemen and women to develop better working relationships. “Some Policemen do not like scrutiny of policing groups and that is bad, especially if you have nothing to hide. Police must be more accommodating of CPGs,” he opined.Nevertheless, Minister Ramjattan said he was doing everything possible to address issues whereby some CPG members undertake nefarious activities and leak information to the criminal underworld. He noted that it was a matter of concern and key attention was paid to how these groups operate; hence, the need for coordination and objectivity in the way they were organised and how they operated.There were over 5765 CPG patrols for 2017. The CPGs also have a membership of 4304 and have assisted the Police in making over 50 arrests in serious cases. Members will be recognised for the roles they played in the discovery of illegal aircraft and airstrips in Guyana’s hinterland regions.The anniversary of the CPGs will be observed between March 1 and April 21.last_img read more

GECOM taken to court over house-to-house registration

first_img– as private citizen seeks injunction against “unconstitutional” exerciseGECOM Chairman, retired Justice James PattersonAfter warning the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to desist from house-to-house registration or face the law, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has filed legal proceedings against the Commission.In the legal documents seen by this publication and filed by Nandlall on behalf of his client, Bibi Zeenatoun, Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and GECOM are named as respondents.In the fixed date application, the former AG sets out that the house-to-house registration is unconstitutional. It is noted that they are seeking a declaration of this and the fact that the exercise will exclude qualified registrants currently on the National Register and the official list of electors.In particular, the application is seeking a declaration that Zeenatoun herself will be excluded and thus, have her constitutional right to vote breached. According to the application, Zeenatoun is a retired teacher and citizen of Guyana who is registered to vote.The application explains that she worked in the United Kingdom from 1980 until her retirement in 2014. She then acquired property and maintained a residence in that country. Besides her citizenship, however, she has family ties to Guyana that include an adult son and his two children.“For seven months during the year, she returns to Guyana to help care for my grandchildren and guide them in their academic studies. The Applicant has voted in elections in Guyana as recent as the 2018 Local Government Elections.”“The Applicant, during her current stay in Guyana, became aware of conflicting statements by the Respondents, through public statements transmitted in the local news, regarding the existing National Register of Registrants and plans by the Respondent to conduct house-to-house registration.”As an example, the claimants cited Lowenfield’s comments carried in the February 5 edition of sections of the media that “the voters’ list is clean and valid, with a life until the 30th of April”.They went on to cite comments from GECOM Commissioner Vincent Alexander about the need to cleanse the list anyway, then Minister of State Joseph Harmon’s comments that persons who are overseas when the enumerators pay their houses a visit cannot be a part of the voters’ list.“The Applicant will be absent from Guyana for a period of five months commencing from the end of May 2019 and will, therefore, not be at her local place of residence [in person] during the period being proposed by GECOM to conduct the said house-to-house registration.”According to the application, Zeenatoun “fears that she will be excluded from the proposed exercise of house-to-house registration and thereby, in effect, be de-registered and in consequence thereof, and she will be unlawfully denied her statutory and constitutional right to be registered and to vote”.“The Applicant’s right to vote will and can be protected if the Respondents were to engage in Continuous Registration as provided for in Section 6 (1) of the National Registration Act Cap. 19:08,” the application advises.Besides the aforementioned declarations, Nandlall is seeking from the High Court a Writ of Prohibition, injunction and conservatory order against GECOM, restraining the respondents, either themselves or their agents, from carrying out house-to-house registration. He is also seeking costs and any other orders the court awards.First movePreviously, it had been People’s Progressive Party nominated Commissioner Robeson Benn who had made the first move towards the law to stop house-to-house registration from happening.In a correspondence seen by this publication, Benn threatened to move to the courts if the Guyana Elections Commission had persisted. Nandlall, who was representing Benn, had explained in an interview with this publication that this exercise could potentially disenfranchise overseas-based voters who normally return home to exercise their franchise.“In relation to dead people, I concede readily that that process of removing dead persons from the list should be one that should be pursued, but that shouldn’t require house-to-house registration. That can easily be accomplished by an exchange of data between the registrar of deaths and the GECOM.”“Because the registrar of deaths will be able to say how many persons have been recorded as dead over the past few years. And that data can be juxtaposed against the list and those persons removed by a very simple engagement, with relative speed and ease in this technological age.”Nandlall had explained that when GECOM staff go house to house and cannot find persons on the list living in Guyana, such persons will be de-registered. The former AG noted that Articles 59 and 159 provides for everyone to vote at elections once they are qualified and registered.“What I have a problem with is the process that will remove persons on the list who are resident overseas. Our Constitution does not require residency in Guyana as a qualification to be registered to vote. Our Constitution is very clear. Once you are 18 years or over, Guyanese and registered, you can vote.”“So you have Guyanese citizens, thousands of them, who are registered but when this exercise is completed, they will not find themselves in the new list and they will become disqualified through no fault of their own,” he had said.Chief Elections Officer Keith LowenfieldThe Guyana Elections Commissionlast_img read more

Flyers fight back, but shutout in shootout

first_imgNext, it was Darren Goulet’s turn to chip in offensively, as the forward tipped in a rocket point shot off the stick of Ryan Stickel, deflecting the puck high glove-side, pulling the Senior Flyers within a single goal.That goal came at the 13:38 marker of the third, when Luke Middleton got the puck in the slot and made no mistake quickly firing a perfectly placed shot glove-side, tying the game at 4-4.To put things into perspective on just how dominant the Flyers were in the final two frames, the first period concluded with the shots tied at 10-10. At the end of regulation, the Senior Flyers had accumulated a total of 45 shots, compared to just 25 fired by the Senior Canucks.With time ticking down, the Senior Flyers had numerous chances to end the game, none greater than Gerard Dicaire’s penalty shot. The crafty D-man was awarded a one-on-one chance with the Dawson Creek goalie, following a penalty to the Canucks, who according to the refs, purposely moved the net during a scramble in front of their goalie.Advertisement Leahy added that the effort put forth in the remainder of the game was one to be proud of for his club.“The second and third showed some character, and they guys had some fun and came back and sure made it exciting for the fans. In overtime, we should have scored two or three times…Some positives in the second and third, but we’d like to forget about the first.”Next on the Senior Flyers schedule will be a makeup game at home versus the Hythe Mustangs, which will hit the North Peace Arena ice this Wednesday, January 15, beginning at 8:30 p.m. With only 29.5 seconds remaining and the crowd buzzing with excitement, Dicaire skated in, making a nice forehand, backhand move which beat the Canuck’s goalie, but struck the goal post.With regulation solving nothing, a five minute overtime period commenced, and Dicaire once again showed some elite level skill, taking the puck end-to-end, making a strong move to drive wide on a defence and cutting hard to the net, only to be robbed by the glove of a sprawling Dawson Creek goaltender.Following five minutes of scoreless overtime, a shootout was necessary to settle the score between the two teams, where unfortunately, the Senior Flyers were unable to score on four attempts, compared to the visiting team, who scored twice, securing the Senior Canucks the 5-4 final.Following the game, Senior Flyers head coach Darrel Leahy said his team was a bit stunned by the first period scoring.“The second and third period we obviously took over the game, but what happened in the first was a mystery. We came out in the first five minutes of the first period, got a whole bunch of shots on them, didn’t score. They get a couple lucky ones from behind the net, it deflated us, and the rest of the first period was a deflated bunch.”Advertisementcenter_img Dawson Creek’s quick start came courtesy of a natural hat-trick from forward Kris Desjarlais, sucking the wind out of the home team’s sails and putting the Senior Flyers behind the eight ball after only one period.The remainder of the game was a different story, as Fort St. John sprung to life in the second period, setting the pace for the remainder of the game.The Senior Flyers got on the board 8:41 into the second, as Fort St. John Husky Taylor Greatrex, playing for the Flyers Friday evening, scored on a perfectly placed one-timer from the point, earning the Senior Flyers their first goal of the game while on the power-play.- Advertisement -However, just when the Flyers and their fans began to watch the tides turn, another deflating goal was scored against Fort St. John, as Chris Stevens restored Dawson’s three-goal lead, scoring on a short-handed breakaway.With the Senior Flyers once again trailing by three goals, the home team showed tremendous resilience in the third period, upping the offensive pressure and eventually tying the game.The comeback began courtesy of Gerard Dicaire, 4:27 into the third, who took the puck from out of the Dawson Creek goaltender’s pad and tucked it into the net on his backhand.Advertisementlast_img read more

Lab accidents with deadly germs on rise

first_imgWASHINGTON – U.S. laboratories handling the world’s deadliest germs and toxins have experienced more than 100 accidents and missing shipments since 2003, and the number is increasing as more labs do the work. No one died, and regulators said the public was never at risk during these incidents. But the documented cases reflect poorly on procedures and oversight at high-security labs, some of which work with organisms and poisons that can cause illnesses with no cure. In some cases, labs failed to report accidents as required by law. The mishaps include workers bitten or scratched by infected animals, skin cuts, needle sticks and more, according to a review by The Associated Press of confidential reports submitted to federal regulators. They describe accidents involving anthrax, bird flu virus, monkeypox and plague-causing bacteria at 44 labs in 24 states. More than two dozen incidents were still under investigation. The number of accidents has risen steadily. Through August, the most recent period covered in the reports obtained by the AP, labs reported 36 accidents and lost shipments during 2007 – nearly double the number reported during all of 2004. Likewise, the number of labs the government approved to handle the deadliest substances has nearly doubled, to 409, since 2004, and there are now 15 of the highest-security labs. Federal regulators routinely inspect labs just once every three years, but accidents trigger interim inspections. In a new report by congressional investigators, the Government Accountability Office said little is known about labs that aren’t federally funded or don’t work with any of 72 dangerous substances the government monitors most closely. “No single federal agency … has the mission to track the overall number of these labs in the United States,” said the GAO’s report, expected to be released later this week. “Consequently, no agency is responsible for determining the risks associated with the proliferation of these labs.” The House Energy and Commerce investigations subcommittee plans hearings Thursday on the issue. “It may be only a matter of time before our nation has a public health incident with potentially catastrophic results,” said Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., the panel’s chairman. The subcommittee’s senior Republican, Ed Whitfield of Kentucky, added: “Currently, there is a hodgepodge system of federal oversight regulating the … laboratories responsible for researching the deadliest germs and diseases. At Thursday’s hearing, I expect to probe witnesses about how to improve oversight of these laboratories in a post-9-11 world.” Lab accidents have affected the outside world: Britain’s health and safety agency concluded there was a “strong probability” a leaking pipe at a British lab manufacturing vaccines for foot-and-mouth disease was the source of an outbreak of the illness in livestock earlier this year. Britain was forced to suspend exports of livestock, meat and milk products and destroy livestock. The disease does not infect humans. Accidents aren’t the only concern. While medical experts consider it unlikely that a lab employee will become sick and infect others, these labs have strict rules to prevent anyone from stealing organisms or toxins and using them for bioterrorism. The reports were so sensitive the Bush administration refused to release them under the Freedom of Information Act, citing an anti-bioterrorism law aimed at preventing terrorists from locating stockpiles of poisons and learning who handles them. Among the previously undisclosed accidents: In Rockville, Md., ferret No. 992, inoculated with bird flu virus, bit a technician at Bioqual Inc. on the right thumb in July. The worker was placed on home quarantine for five days and directed to wear a mask to protect others. An Oklahoma State University lab in Stillwater in December could not account for a dead mouse inoculated with bacteria that causes joint pain, weakness, lymph node swelling and pneumonia. The rodent – one of 30 to be incinerated – was never found, but the lab said an employee “must have forgotten to remove the dead mouse from the cage” before the cage was sterilized. In Albuquerque, N.M., an employee at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute was bitten on the left hand by an infected monkey in September 2006. The animal was ill from an infection of bacteria that causes plague. “When the gloves were removed, the skin appeared to be broken in 2 or 3 places,” the report said. The worker was referred to a doctor, but nothing more was disclosed. In Fort Collins, Colo., a worker at a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention facility in January 2004 found three broken vials of Russian spring-summer encephalitis virus. Wearing only a laboratory coat and gloves, he used tweezers to remove broken glass and moved the materials to a special container. The virus, a potential bio-warfare agent, could cause brain inflammation and is supposed to be handled in a lab requiring pressure suits that resemble space suits. The report did not say whether the worker became ill. Other reports describe leaks of contaminated waste, dropped containers with cultures of bacteria and viruses, and defective seals on airtight containers. Some recount missing or lost shipments, including plague bacteria that was supposed to be delivered to the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in 2003. The wayward plague shipment was discovered eventually in Belgium and incinerated safely. A senior CDC official, Dr. Richard Besser, said his agency is committed to ensuring that U.S. labs are safe and that all such incidents are disclosed to the government. He said he was unaware of any risk to the public resulting from infections among workers at the labs, but he acknowledged that regulators are worried about accidents that could go unreported.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Socking away your nest egg

first_imgWishing you had bought that modest three-bedroom house in the hip neighborhood when you had the chance four years ago? Today, you can’t afford a cramped two-bedroom in the suburbs an hour’s commute from work. So you’ve resolved to wait out the hot real estate market until prices come down or at least cool off. But you still have a healthy down payment sitting around that was set aside for that dream home. Even if you hope to use it within a few years, the lump sum should be locked away in a short-term investment rather than let inflation get the best of it in a standard savings account, financial advisers say. “They are so inflated that we haven’t seen anything we want to move into for under $1.4 million,” said Zankan, 30, a former attorney-turned-entrepreneur. In the meantime, Zankan has entrusted her stock broker with handling the money she made from the sale of her previous home. And some of that money is now invested in short-term, tax-free bonds. Craig Burger, a senior portfolio manager at Bingham Legg Advisors in Los Angeles, argues that in this housing market, patience should rule the day. “As mortgage rates move up, the market is going to soften. So I tell people to be patient,” Burger said. “This is not a market you want to chase. Let the market come to you.” Perhaps that will happen sooner than previously anticipated. In November, sales of previously owned homes fell an annual 11.2 percent in California. And for the first time in 47 months, the median price of homes in two Santa Barbara County markets declined between 2 percent and 7 percent. Of course, Santa Barbara has among the highest-priced homes in California. And in Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties, the median price of homes continues to steadily climb. San Bernardino saw a 20.7 percent increase in the median price of a home on an annual basis in November, and Los Angeles recorded a 21.1 percent increase. “I don’t think this bubble is going to collapse. But I do think there is an awful lot of froth and speculation,” Burger said. “If anything, I think things will sort of rust.” Burger advises to stay away from the stock market if you plan to buy a home in three to five years. “You won’t have the ability to bounce back as fast,” he said. Also, advisers warn buyers to be realistic about what they can afford. Mike Fitzhugh, a wealth management consultant in San Francisco, said people shouldn’t gamble with their hard-earned down payment money, hoping it will get them into a nicer home. “Because all you are doing is spinning the roulette wheel. Perhaps, you are better off waiting and buying something a little more humble,” he said. To pass the time, Fitzhugh recommends a fixed-income fund of short to medium duration, such as the kind offered by Vanguard. The yield on bonds is also a lot more attractive now than it was two years ago. “But remember, you are not trying to make a lot of money in the short run because a lot of wicked, ugly stuff can happen,” he said. “And hitting the market at just the right moment is never going to feel right. It’s mostly dumb luck.” The bottom line for many experts is: Keep your investment as liquid as possible. And that can be done by sprinkling in some short-term CDs, according to Greg McBride, a senior financial analyst at Bankrate.com. At the beginning of this month, a six-month CD was yielding 3.78 percent, while a one-year CD was yielding 4.12 percent. Despite decent yields, Perrie Mundy, a real estate broker with RE/MAX Advantage in Redlands, is all too familiar with high-flying real estate markets. And while waiting for the right price can be prudent, she is often an advocate of buying whenever possible. “Today, money is running in the streets. It is so cheap (to borrow) and so doable, you can do it with no down (payment),” Mundy said. “And if the only thing that is going to drive the market down is higher interest rates, it’s either pay (less for a house) now, or pay (more) later.” Evan Pondel, (818) 713-3662 evan.pondel@dailynews.com 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Besides, home prices may still rise, and you’ll want that down payment to grow as much as it can while you wait for the right home to hit the market at the right price. “Many people in this situation have encountered the perfect storm,” said Phillip Cook, a certified financial planner with Cook and Associates in Torrance. “Low interest rates mean their cash isn’t able to grow in safe places quickly. And high housing costs require more of a down payment. My first suggestion is to ignore the advice of your uncle and neighbor and avoid equities.” Cook recommends less risky, fixed-income products. They include preferred stocks, which pay fixed dividends; Real Estate Investment Trusts, which tend to pay high dividends; and agency bonds that mature in five years or less. “Fixed-income types of investments will juice your return more than what you could get at a bank,” Cook said, noting that even these investments contain a degree of risk. “With all of these investments, you have to remember there is no guarantee of principal.” Jen Zankan recently sold her home in West Los Angeles and moved in with her boyfriend at his Sherman Oaks condominium. They would like to buy a single-family house together, but prices are too high to afford their dream abode. last_img read more

DONEGAL ARTIST PUTS MUCH-LOVED RADIO PRESENTER IN THE FRAME

first_imgThe wife of the late Gerry Anderson, Christine, artist Marina Hamilton and Martin McGuinness.The memory of much-loved radio presenter Gerry Anderson will grace the halls of the BBC following his death – thanks to a Co Donegal artist.St Johnston woman Marina Hamilton became friends with the quick-witted commentator when he needed to learn how to ride a horse.Marina Hamilton’s portrait of the late Gerry Anderson.In one of the many chapters of his colourful life, Gerry needed to get into the saddle for a western documentary. Marina helped Gerry take the reins and they became firm friends.Last night Marina presented a stunning drawing of Gerry, who passed away last year, to the BBC.The portrait will now hang in the building in which the Derry man shared so much fun and comment over the airwaves during his time at Radio Foyle.The ceremony was attended by the Director of the BBC for Northern Ireland Peter Johnston as well as politicians Martin McGuinness and Gregory Campbell. Marina told Donegal Daily that she was delighted to donate the drawing.Marina’s husband is Letterkenny man Enda McClafferty, a reporter and presenter with BBC Radio Foyle. DONEGAL ARTIST PUTS MUCH-LOVED RADIO PRESENTER IN THE FRAME was last modified: January 31st, 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:artistBBC RADIO FOYLEDerrydonegalGERRY ANDERSONMarina HamiltonSt Johnstonlast_img read more

As rains ease up, death reported in New England

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsIn Methuen, state and federal engineers watched a granite dam in danger of collapse after it was reinforced with 5,000 sandbags. Many property owners began cleaning up, although major rivers remained above flood stage. METHUEN, Mass. – Driving rains that caused the worst flooding in New England since the 1930s finally eased up Tuesday, but washed-out roads and the danger of dam breaks prevented many people from returning to their homes. More than a foot of rain fell across New Hampshire, Massachusetts and southern Maine between Friday and Tuesday, with up to 17 inches in some places. Police reported a single fatality, a 59-year-old man whose body was found in a submerged car north of Boston. Gov. Mitt Romney said the damage would reach tens of millions of dollars in Massachusetts alone. And more rain was forecast for the weekend. But on Tuesday, the worst appeared to be over. In Maine, roads reopened and the threat against two dams on the Salmon Falls River eased. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Urris GAA club: Ducks in a row for the annual St Stephen’s Day race

first_imgUrris club Bingo every Thursday night in St Mary’s Hall, Clonmany at 9pm. Every Thursday night until Christmas we will have Side Prizes plus a cuppa and biscuit for all bingo goers. So come along, bring a friend and try your luck.Bingo Vouchers on sale for €10. Please contact John Friel or get at the bingo on Thursday night.Ducks are now on sale for €5 for our annual Duck Race on St Stephen’s Day at Binnion Bridge at 1pm. Ducks can be purchased from Alan Friel (0879029672), Adrian Doherty (0879810304) or Michael Doherty (S) 0879975610). Great prizes to be won on the day:1st Duck home €150.2nd Duck home: €100.3rd Duck home: €50.Last Duck home €50.Plus prizes for Best Dressed Duck and for guessing the correct time for the winning duck. .Match N Win for December 15th: No jackpot winner: Numbers drawn: 2, 10, 12 & 22. €15 Winners: John Moore, Cloontagh, Danny Gordon, Isle of Doagh, Annie Duffy, Letter, Louise Grant, Cleagh, Orla Lagan, Magheramore. Jackpot next week €2,420. Thanks to all our lotto sellers and to all who support the club in this weekly draw. Underage: Friday – U6 upstairs in the Youth Club from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Friday – U8 on the Astro from 5.30pm to 6.30pm; Friday – U10 Girls on Astro from 6.30pm to 7.30pm; Saturday – U10 boys on Astro from 11am to 12 noon; Cost €2 per child to cover cost of the venue. Please Note: Parents/Guardians of all ages must sign their children on Friday evening and on Saturday morning if it their first time attending training.Tickets are now on sale for several excellent prizes including A new Opel Corsa Car, Travel vouchers, GAA All Ireland packages. Tickets are €10 and all funds raised by the club stays in the club to help with the day to day running of the club from under age to senior level. Club members and coaches will be out and about in the parish selling these tickets in the coming weeks. In addition to the prizes on the tickets the club is also running a club draw for all tickets sold, top prize an I phone, club merchandise etc.The yearbook 2016 has a comprehensive round up of the GAA year at county and club level in Donegal. Books cost €15 and if interested please contact John Friel.CLG Iorras wish all gaels at home and abroad a happy and safe Christmas and a happy, healthy & sporting New Year. Urris GAA club: Ducks in a row for the annual St Stephen’s Day race was last modified: December 19th, 2016 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:URRIS GAAlast_img read more

Sweden v South Korea: Preview, confirmed teams and commentary

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