first_imgHOUSTON (AP): New England Patriots win fifth title with record-breaking comeback to beat Falcons 34-28 in first Super Bowl overtime. Tom Brady has a record fifth Super Bowl win for a quarterback after the biggest comeback in the game’s history, and one of the greatest catches. James White ran 2 yards for a touchdown on the first possession of overtime, and the Patriots came back from 25 points down for a 34-28 win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51. The Patriots drove to the tying score with help from a unbelievable catch by Julian Edelman, who somehow kept the ball off the turf on a diving grab of a tipped pass that bounced off a defender’s shoe. James White ran 1 yard for a touchdown, and Brady’s 2-point conversion pass to Danny Amendola tied the score at 28-all with 57 seconds left. The Falcons, who lost again in their second Super Bowl, led 28-3 in the third quarter after Matt Ryan’s second touchdown pass. Robert Alford had an 82-yard interception return in the first half.last_img read more

first_imgShallow grave murderAntonio Balrup and Satrohan Madray, the two men accused of killing Corriverton butcher Saeed Hamid were slapped with a murder charge on Wednesday.On Tuesday, there was a delay in the reading of the charges after the Police Officer who had to swear to the evidence was absent. Hours later, when the matter was called for the second time, it was observed that it was filed for the New Amsterdam Magistrate’s Court and not the Blairmont Magistrate’s Court.In light of this, Magistrate Rondell Weaver requested that the jacket be filed properly. That had to be done at Fort Wellington.When that was corrected and returned to the court on Tuesday, the Magistrate said she had no jurisdiction to hear the charge as prepared. The prosecution sought advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and then returned to court with only two of the accused.Magistrate Weaver then asked for the third accused, since there were three names on the file jacket.However, on Wednesday, the Police finally got their administrative matters sorted out and the charges were read to Balrup and Madray by Magistrate Weaver at the Fort Wellington Magistrate’s Court.The men were represented by Attorney-at-Law Marceline Bacchus. They were remanded to prison and the case was scheduled to continue on July 17, 2018.Guyana Times was told that the third person, Asif Hamid, the dead man’s son, would be charged at a later date as an accessory to the crime.Saeed Hamid was supposed to testify against his son in connection with the murder of Henry Lallman, whose body was found in a shallow grave under a mango tree in Hamid’s yard.Lallman had disappeared and during investigations, Police stumbled upon the man’s partially decomposed body after they were informed that he went to Hamid’s home and never returned.It is believed that Hamid while in prison met Madray and they plotted to prevent the now dead businessman from giving evidence against the former. On April 16, 2018, the senior Hamid left his Corriverton home and never returned.last_img read more

first_imgThe composition of municipal solid waste in the capital city Georgetown has recorded organic matter or putrescible waste at 50 per cent, calling on citizens to practice composting.Accumulated data demonstrated that the next leading waste product was plastics along with textiles, cardboard, wood and plastic bottles among other materials in smaller quantities.Solid Waste Director, Walter Narine shared his view on the matter via social media, urging persons to compost their organic waste. According to him, half of the waste which is sent to the Haags-Bosch landfill site can be utilised in the home to create kitchen gardens and other projects. It will also reduce the amount of methane gas that is released into the environment, along with leachate compounds which are also harmful.The National Integrated Solid Waste Management Strategy report, which was completed by the Communities Ministry some time ago, had also placed these organic components at half of the total solid waste makeup. The total solid waste load was found to be 545.66 tonnes per day from a catchment area of 405,225 people, or equivalently, 1.35 kilograms of waste per person per day.This month, it was reported that the Mayor and City Council launched a composting project in schools, teaching children at a young age about the numerous benefits.Narine had explained that composting can be defined as the breakdown of organic waste into fertiliser, which can be used to stimulate the healthy growth of plants. He also hinted to the importance of composting as he pointed out that it helps to reduce greenhouse gases produced by humans.Greenhouse gases are harmful to the protective layer of the earth, called the ozone layer. They are produced from vehicle exhausts among others. He said that methane gas and leachate are harmful and can pollute the water that we drink among other things.In this regard, he said the project is geared towards educating the children who will then hopefully spread the message to their parents and friends to compost.The next move, according to him, is to get into communities and teach persons how to compost their waste as it will, in turn, also cut the collection costs.He had noted, “It will be beneficial to the municipality because it will reduce the frequency of collection because you don’t want your waste to be collected once a week [because] it starts to give off odour, it attracts rodents, dogs and stuff like that but if you take the organic component out of that waste we can collect twice a week and save costs because that would only be plastic and paper”.last_img read more

first_imgSACRAMENTO — If he needed any reminder that the Lakers’ rivalry with the Sacramento Kings was very much alive, Phil Jackson got it Thursday afternoon as his team prepared to leave its downtown hotel for the game. “I really feel that the level we are and the way they’re playing ball,” Jackson said, “this is still a rivalry that means something. “You can tell by the 500 fans that are standing in the hotel lobby and outside the hotel today to see our bus off for the ballgame that it’s a meaningful game for the people that are locally here.” The Lakers lost three of four games they played against Sacramento last season, but that was before Jackson returned as coach, Kobe Bryant took off and the Kings opened this season struggling at Arco Arena. It wasn’t Game 7 of the 2002 Western Conference Finals, but they still chant “Beat L.A.” and bring signs welcoming back Jackson as Bryant’s assistant. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card With good reason, as it turned out. Bryant was spectacular in scoring 21 points in the first quarter and set the Lakers franchise record for consecutive made free throws in the game. Bryant had 46 points through the end of regulation, with the game tied at 104 and headed to overtime. The Lakers came into Thursday with a 21-17 record and had a chance with a victory to pull even with the Clippers in the Pacific Division standings. They had won six of seven games since Bryant returned from suspension. With Bryant resting at the start of the fourth quarter, the Lakers got some good minutes from the superstar guard’s supporting cast. Kwame Brown hit two free throws and posted up for a basket and Sasha Vujacic drained a 3-pointers as the Lakers went up 87-81. But the Lakers couldn’t maintain it even as Bryant returned. Mike Bibby heated up for the Kings, hitting two 3-pointers and a long jumper as Sacramento took a 91-89 lead with 5:58 left. The Kings welcomed back Peja Stojakovic and Shareef Abdur-Rahim from injury but are still waiting for Bonzi Wells to return from a partial groin tear. center_img That left Sacramento starting second-year guard Kevin Martin on Bryant, with rookie Francisco Garcia and reserve Jason Hart taking turns. The Sacramento Bee summed up Martin’s job in the morning paper as a man trying to stop an avalanche with his hands. Bryant attacked from the very start, connecting on a turnaround jumper over Martin barely 30 seconds inn before Kenny Thomas could arrive with double-team help. Bryant drove for a layup and hit a jumper in transition as the Lakers went up 9-2 early. The first quarter was Bryant’s show as he reeled off 12 points in barely two minutes. It didn’t help that Garcia sent him to the line for three free throws and Bryant also got a call swarmed by Hart and Thomas on defense. Bryant had 21 points at the end of the first on 6 of 9 shooting, going 7 of 7 from the foul line. No other Lakers player had more than three points. With the second game of back-to-back set tonight in Phoenix, Jackson elected to sit Bryant for nearly six minutes at the start of the second quarter. The Lakers went into the quarter leading 31-27 and still had a four-point lead when Bryant checked back in. But Bryant moved from his scoring wing position to the backcourt in the second quarter. He buried a jumper over Garcia after re-entering and drained a 3-pointer just before halftime, but the Lakers sputtered and went into halftime trailing 54-52. Arco Arena is not as formidable as it once was, with the Kings having gone just 11-11 at home this season. Bryant was on the receiving end of another hard foul with 5:35 left in the third quarter. Brad Miller smacked him across the arms as Bryant tried to finish a fastbreak. Bryant said something to Miller as he gathered himself, with Miller just walking away. Bryant nodded the whole way to the bench and sank both free throws to set the franchise record. The old Lakers record for consecutive made free throws was set by Bryant in March, when he hit 43 in a row. Gail Goodrich held the record before by hitting 40 twice in his career. Jackson has spoken on occasion this season about an exhibition victory over the Kings in Las Vegas as a turning point for the Lakers. “It was important for us to establish something about our being a team collectively,” Jackson said, “that we could play together as a team.” LAKERS NOTES: Odom will meet as scheduled today with Phoenix Suns chairman Jerry Colangelo, who is heading the selection process for USA Basketball leading up to the 2008 Olympics. Odom played for the U.S.’s bronze-medal winning team in Athens. “I’m just going to talk to him and let him know what a great time I had (in 2004) and how I want to go back,” Odom said. … Bryant remains on pace to start for the Western Conference in next month’s All-Star Game. Bryant and Yao Ming lead all players in fan voting with the NBA reporting its fourth returns Thursday. 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

first_imgLADIES FOOTBALLTG4 ULSTER LADIES SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI-FINALTYRONE 6-17DONEGAL 6-10Twelve goals scored, extra time and high drama throughout, but it was Tyrone who edged through to the Ulster Ladies senior football final at the expense of Donegal at Brewster Park on Saturday. It ended 6-17 to 6-10 with both defences tested to the limit in what turned into a test of steely nerve, thrilling scores and some of the best championship fayre on offer in 2011. There was outstanding scores in near perfect conditions, the tie turned so many times it was almost impossible to keep track of it all. Tyrone’s Gemma Begley hit 4-3 while her Donegal counterpart Gearldine McLaughlin fired in a remarkable 3-5, one of those goals worthy of a goal of the season award. McLaughlin and Yvonne McMonigle gave Tyrones defence a torrid afternoon and for new Tyrone goalkeeper Colleen McCullagh it was certainly a baptism of fire, although it would be unfair to hold her to account for all the goals.At the other end Begley signalled her desire to retain the golden boot while she was ably assisted up front by Joline Donnelly, veteran Catriona McGahan and Cathy Donnelly. Perhaps it was a case of great forwards, or maybe it was a case of poor defending, both wouldn’t be far of the mark but it certainly contributed to what turned out to be a classic Ulster semi-final that on the day Tyrone deserved to win.Within the opening fourteen minutes Donegal had opened a 2-2 to 0-3 lead, Roisin Friel and Yvonne McMonigle adding the goals to two Gearldine McLaughlin frees, those Donegal scores all coming after Tyrone led 0-2 to no score courtesy of McGahan and Joline Donnelly points, McGahans initial effort saved by goalkeeper McCaffety.Ashling O’Kane and the impressive Orla O’Neill saw chances go wide , Begley opened her account with a close range free before all star McMonigle beat debutant McCullagh for a third Donegal goal 22 minutes in.The last ten minutes of the half proved fruitful for Martina Dillons outfit though, Gemma Begley finished to the Donegal net after a move involving three players from the back, Maura Kelly, sent O’Kane racing through, she in turn passed through to Neamh Woods who teed up the Carrickmore forward to deliver the score, Joline Donnelly and Catriona McGahn added points in a three minute spell and by the 30th minute Tyrone had the lead again when Cathy Donnelly finished to the net courtesy of a Joline Donnelly set up.McLaughlin pulled a point back for Donegal before nippy half forward Ashling O’Kane beat McCafferty to put her Tyrone side four points ahead at the break.Both sides traded early second half scores, Joline Donnelly and McLaughlin on target before a quick fire goal and point from a determined Donegal levelled matters , remarkably for the first time.Talented Termon forward Mc Laughlin somehow turned in her half volley past McCullagh, the goal coming from a very difficult angle and that was followed within a minute with a McMonigle point.Again though the tide turned in Tyrones favour and this time it looked like Donegal would have to settle for the all Ireland qualifiers, Gemma Begley the catalyst for last years beaten all Ireland finalists.Two very different goals from the Carrickmore ace, but they all count, McGahan laid the ball off to Joline Donnelly who in turn found Begley who brushed aside Kelly Wilson before deftly chipping the ball to the net from fourteen metres, seconds later after a foot block saw referee Michael Hegarty award a spot kick, Neamh Woods unlucky to see her stinging shot saved, Begley eased home the spot kick to put Tyrone 5-8 to 4-5 in front. Six down with less than ten minutes to go was there any hope for Donegal ? the simple answer was yes although the withdrawal of Tyrone’s Sarah Donnelly from the middle of the park was a contribution to the slip. Donnelly had been performing well with Woods in the absence of Shannon Quinn, she had nullified the threat of Karen Guthrie for long periods of the match and had been a contributor to several attacks that led to scores, she had been replaced by Laura McGreesh on the 21st minute and Tyrone shuddered. Perhaps it was no surprise to see the Trillick ace return to the fray just after the start of the extra twenty minutes, Catriona McGahan replaced after another good performance in a Tyrone shirt.Niamh Hegartys 0-2 and a Neamh McLaughlin point, that was certainly a goal chance left three in it, Begley pointed again for Tyrone only to watch then, as McMonigles strike, when she nipped in leaving the Tyrone defence at sixes and sevens, left just a point between two tired sides with seconds to go. Monaghan match official Hegarty played seven minutes of additional time and almost with the last kick of the half, McLaughlin split the uprights from twenty metres to take the game to extra time.Colleen McCullagh pulled off a great save at the feet of Hegarty within minutes of the restart, but despite a trade of points with O’Neill and Friel in the opening seven minutes it was Tyrone who stepped up a gear. Superior fitness allowing McGreesh, Begley and Donnelly in for three points to stretch the game from Tir Connal.Three points to the good Tyrone, through Joline Donnelly once again increased their grip on the game and when Begley rattled the net again three minutes in it was all but over. Dillons side had by that stage in extra time outscored Donegal 1-6 to 0-1 and when McMonigle, a constant threat up front was sinbinned for a high challenge on Sinead McLaughlin the Donegal threat was gone.They did manage another goal when Hegarty drilled past McCullagh , unmarked at the near post but Joline Donnelly and quite aptly Sarah Donnelly had the final say with points in the closing minutes.6-17 to 6-10. remarkable scoring from both sides but plenty of food for thought for Tyrone manager Dillon and her backroom team to take from this one. There is not doubt Tyrone have a forward unit second to none, a constant source of potential scorers throughout, however at times against Donegal the defence were stretched and maybe found the going tough, that said there was good performances all over the park, Maria Donnelly, Laura McGillion, Maura Kelly, the midfield of Woods and Donnelly and of course all six forwards who all scored, Begley tallying up 4-3, Joline Donnelly with 0-8, Cathy Donnelly with 1-1, Ashling O’Kane hitting that first half goal with points from McGahan, an improved O’Neill , Sarah Donnelly and substitute McGreesh.The test will be sterner next time out but Tyrone have so much potential it would be unwise to underestimate their chances of annexing another Ulster senior title.MATCH STATSTyrone Scorers Gemma Begley 4-3, Joline Donnelly 0-8, Cathy Donnelly 1-1, Ashling O’Kane 1-0, Catriona McGahan 0-2, Sarah Donnelly, Orla o’Neill and Laura McGreesh 0-1 eachDonegal Scorers Gearldine McLaughlin 3-5, Yvonne McMonigle 2-1, Niamh Hegarty 1-2, Roisin Friel 1-1, Meamh McLaughlin 0-1TYRONE TEAMColen McCullagh, Eimear Teague, Laura McGillion, Sinead McLaughlin. Maria Donnelly, Maura Kelly, Roisin Rafferty, Sarah Donnelly and Neamh Woods, Cathy Donnelly, Orla O’Neill, Ashling O’Kane, Joiline Donnelly, Gemma Begley Catriona McGahanSubs Laura McGreesh, For S Donnelly, Niamh Hughes For O’Kane, Sarah Donnelly For McGahan, Emma Conlon For Hughes. DONEGALRoisin McCafferty, Kate Keeney, Kelly Wilson, Tanya Kennedy, Grainne Houston, Ciara Hegarty, Therese Mc Cafferty, Aoife McDonnell and Karen Guthrie, Ciara Grant, Niamh Hegarty, Emer Gallagher, Gealdine McLaughlin, Yvonne McMonigle, Roisin Friel.Subs Ashling Cunningham For Grant, Neamh McLaughlin For Gallagher, Niamh Friel For Keeney, Emer Gallagher For CunninghamLADIES GAA: DONEGAL GO DOWN TO TYRONE was last modified: June 19th, 2011 by gregShare 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 ladies gaalast_img read more

first_imgSt Mary’s GAA News: Club lottoOne person with 3 counties. Helen Long Convoy. Counties were DY KY TY MH next week jackpot €5450.St Mary’s will launch our Smoke free club this Sat 19 th Morning at 11am. We will have loads of guests attending and also lovely tea and scones.Thanks to our Hardworking Health and wellbeing Committee. Everyone is welcome to come alongCould the children please attend and wear club gear – St Mary’s end of season presentation night takes place on Sat 19 th Nov in Arena 7 Kelly Corner€10 (pay at the Door) Buffet at 10 pm.Our Under training Continues on Friday from 6.30 till 7.30 – The underage presentation will take place on Fri 1st Dec at 6.30 pmThe Clubs AGM will take place on Dec 1st. New members are always welcome. We would love to see some new faces on our Committee with new ideas.Congrats to All our young members who took part in Scor on Friday, with solo singer Muireann Mulrain getting through to the County finalThanks to Noelle and everyone made this possible.Congrats to our club player John Anthony Mc Mullan who was part of the Donegal Master team who won the All Ireland shield.St Mary’s GAA club to host AGM early next month was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:convoyGAASportSt Maryslast_img read more

first_imgDonegal soccer star Seamus Coleman admits he will be gutted missing Donegal take on Kerry in the All Ireland final.Seamus ColemanThe Killybegs man was a huge GAA fan in his younger days and still loves the game even though he spends most the year at the Toffees.Coleman will miss the final as he has a game against Crystal Palace in Goodison at 4pm that day. He told the Irish Examiner “I checked the date straight away and it’s unfortunate I can’t get to the final. That’s the way it goes.”The 25 year old still follows his local club Killybegs and was spotted attending their u14 County final this year against Naomh Conaill and their Senior county final against Glenswilly in 2013.COUNTDOWN TO CROKER: COLEMAN GUTTED HE WILL MISS ALL-IRELAND was last modified: September 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:all-irelanddonegalevertonGAAseamus colemanlast_img read more

first_imgA woman had to be lifted by the Rescue 118 helicopter from Tory Island last night.Tory IslandThe woman is understood to have hurt her shoulder in a fall.The helicopter was dispatched from Sligo and airlifted the women to Letterkenny General Hospital around 11pm. The woman is still in hospital but her condition is not believed to be serious.WOMAN AIRLIFTED FROM TORY ISLAND AFTER FALL was last modified: May 11th, 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)last_img read more

first_imgBUSINESS: Arranmore has made great strides towards becoming a sustainable energy community according to Jim Gannon, CEO of the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI).He made the claims after visiting the area to see the building energy upgrades taking place on the beautiful Gaeltacht Island off the coast of Donegal.Part-funded by SEAI’s Better Energy programme, the project is set to make substantial energy savings for 47 homes and 6 businesses within the Arranmore community. Works underway include upgrades to lighting, wall and roof insulation, as well as the installation of heat pumps and high efficiency gas and oil fired boiler upgrades with heating controls.Due for completion in October 2016, the project forms part of Arranmore’s five year sustainable community development plan.It is a partnership with Arranmore Island Energy Committee, Northside Community Enterprises and SE Systems who are experienced in delivering similar projects to island communities.During his visit, Jim Gannon said ‘Árainn Mhór is one of many great projects being funded through SEAI’s Better Energy Communities programme. It demonstrates the power of communities to make a difference for themselves by working together to achieve a better quality of life that goes well beyond the monetary savings. These projects are vital as communities play their part in weaning Ireland off of imported fossil fuels while protecting essential elements of our daily business. The local community on Árainn Mhór and the surrounding area should feel proud of this initiative , and of the leadership they are showing to other communities.’Terence Gallagher the Project Coordinator  from Letterkenny said ”The Arranmore community have really embraced the idea of making their homes more energy efficient and that’s why the Better Energy Communities has been so successful on the island, so much so that we have over 50 homes on a waiting list for next year.”Other local businesses participating in the project include Arranmore Community Hall, Maghery Community centre, Ramelton Community Centre, Garverys Supervalue, and Carmichael Centre.Boost for Arranmore communities following energy efficiency upgrades was last modified: September 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img Tags: AFCON Beach Soccer QualifiersSand Cranes Some of the Sand Canes players in training recently (file photo)AFCON Beach Soccer QualifiersIvory Coast vs Uganda (Ivory Coast leads 3-1 from the first leg)Abidjan, Ivory CoastFriday, 21-09-2018As the Sand Cranes prepare to travel to Ivory Coast for the return leg of their Beach Soccer AFCON qualifiers, the team’s chances of progression have been dealt a huge blow.Trailing 3-1 after a home loss just over a week ago, the Cranes who hope to wipe out Ivory Coast’s advantage will have to do so without the services captain Somoka Rich.Somoka suffered an injury in yesterday’s  (Tuesday) training session, one which has forced him out of the vital game on Friday.The rest of the team is in good condition and will travel to Abidjan on Wednesday.The Sand Cranes lost 3-1 at Speneh-Entebbe in the first leg on 9th September and will be hoping to overturn the deficit.If somehow they manage to overcome Ivory Coast, they will qualify for the 2018 AFCON Beach Soccer tournament in Cairo, Egypt.The players traveling to Ivory Coast:Meddie Kibirige, Godfrey Lwesibabwa, Davis Kasujja, Nasser Lwamunda, Ben Ocen, Sulaiman Ochero, Wasswa Emmanuel Alex, Allan Katwe, Douglas Muganga, Paul LuleOfficials:Head coach.Muwonge SalimAssistant coach.Seguya PeterTeam Physician.Bithum Aduny CodianTeam coordinator.Mutabazi DeoDelegate.Twesigye AnthonyFUFA Staff.Esther MusokeComments last_img read more