Process no more: 76ers’ awaited playoff push starts vs. Heat

first_imgPhiladelphia 76ers’ Dario Saric, center, of Croatia, celebrates with Marco Belinelli, right, of Italy, and Amir Johnson, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Wednesday, April 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)PHILADELPHIA — Opera Philadelphia took a break from its rehearsal for “Carmen” to record an a capella version of the Philadelphia 76ers’ catchy retro anthem , “Here Come the Sixers.”Philly can belt out the words .ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC LATEST STORIES I’M MR. WHITESIDEHassan Whiteside, benched at times late in games when coach Erik Spoelstra goes small, has been embroiled in a social media feud with Embiid this season. Whiteside was whistled for three fouls in three minutes in a preseason game, prompting Embiid to laugh on the court and later called him a (hashtag)softy on Twitter. But with Embiid out, Whiteside (14 points, 11.4 rebounds) could feast on Johnson and be a difference-maker in Game 1 and perhaps justify his confidence in the Heat’s title chances.“I feel like we can go all the way. I think everybody feels that way,” Whiteside said.WILD SERIESNot only did the teams split four games, all of them being decided by single-digits, but the total scoring for the clubs — Heat 409, 76ers 407 — suggested the series was nip-and-tuck every step of the way. The reality was there were wild ebbs and flows. The 76ers led one game by 28 before hanging on in the final minutes, and the Heat lost a game where it led by 24 in the second half. Plus, both teams had runs of at least eight unanswered points at least once in all four matchups.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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And yes, 16 straight wins is splendid, but the asterisk is placed because only Denver, Cleveland and Milwaukee over that span finished with winning records.But they led Cleveland and Milwaukee by 30 points, and rookie of the year contender Ben Simmons (15.8 points, 8.2 assists, and 8.1 rebounds), JJ Redick, Dario Saric and Fultz, the No. 1 pick coming off his first career triple-double, are enough to make the Sixers 7-point favorites to win Game 1.Philly is riding high these days in the wake of the Eagles’ Super Bowl title and Villanova’s national championship in college hoops earlier this month, feats that are about the only things that could dwarf a 16-game win streak.Brown, who has a 10-win season and 26- and 28-game losing streaks on his resume thanks to the Process, has kept the organization steady.“The locker room’s been good in the darkest of times,” Brown said.The goals keep changing in Philly — from a playoff berth to 50 wins to the No. 3 seed. Now comes the hard part.There’s also this — in a postseason full of gamesmanship, would anyone truly be surprised if Embiid walked out to a rocking ovation when starting lineups are introduced?Here’s what else to know for Heat-76ers, Game 1.WHO’S INAmir Johnson should get the start for Embiid. Johnson averaged just 4.6 points in 74 games but bumped that up to 6.6 points and 6.8 rebounds in the last eight games filling in for Embiid. Johnson has made little impact and been the target of social media scorn from Sixers fans who would rather see Richaun Holmes get a crack at staring. “The game is more then offense, there’s different ways I Impact games, that’s I been able to stick around this league.. Usually fans and bloggers won’t understand because all everybody does is look at numbers,” Johnson tweeted . “No. 1, Philadelphia. Here they come, team of the year. One, two three, four, five, Sixers.”Keep counting — all the way to 16.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe Sixers roar into the postseason on a 16-game winning streak, both the longest for a franchise that boasts The Big Dipper, AI, Dr. J and The Boston Strangler on its all-time roster and also the longest in NBA history to end a season.Perhaps it’s fitting an opera company saluted the Sixers’ first postseason berth since 2012 because it’s another masked man who has terrorized the NBA and whose status has the league buzzing — the self-proclaimed “Phantom of the Process .” Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feastcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joel Embiid will not be lurking in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center when Game 1 opens Saturday against the Miami Heat (44-38). He’ll start the postseason just as he did during the infancy of the Process — injured and watching from the bench.Maybe he’ll wear his gold sneakers or choose from his pastel palette of sports coats to root for the Sixers.But the black mask he wears during light shooting drills to protect a broken orbital bone will stay in his locker. So will his jersey, at least for Game 1. Beyond that, who knows. But if the third-seeded Sixers want to beat the Heat, they’ll need their All-Star center/social media darling/leading scorer/court jester/leading rebounder in the lineup.Coach Brett Brown said Friday he couldn’t even say that Embiid would return in the first round.“I know that I can kind of, not my take my time, but be more calm about it and make sure that everything is right,” Embiid said. “I can follow the doctor’s orders instead of wanting to go out and play thinking that my teammates actually really, really need me.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Neymar ‘about a month’ away from comeback after operation MOST READ Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’last_img read more

Building Integrity Is Tantamount to Building the Nation

first_imgINTEGRITY is a word that makes an individual to be viewed in a positive way. Cambridge Dictionary gives us this meaning: Moral soundness; honesty; freedom from corrupting influence or motive.People of integrity are more needed in a society like ours that is filled with people without remorse for immoral and dishonest acts.Nowadays in Liberian democracy, the ordinary people are filled with uncertainties as to who is appointed to a public position to head them. This is because many who had served did not do much to impact them, but used their offices to enrich themselves at the expense of the people.From the second term of the Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Administration to the first year of the first term of George Weah, reports in the media have been rife with alleged incidences of corruption.Besides siphoning public funds, many public officials and civil servants have become adaptable to going to work late and leaving early, abandoning work under false pretenses, and signing in attendance books without working.For a very long time in this country, people who engage in corrupt practices have been celebrated by the public; while those who try to walk the straight-and-narrow way are lampooned (mocked, derided, laughed at).  As a result, the mindset of dishonesty and insincerity in public places is so entrenched that Liberians hardly trust one another in anything.  And all too often public officials just know that they are expected to seize any opportunity to enrich themselves.There are, however, still some Liberians whom society can rely on and one of such persons is James Dorbor Jallah, the Executive Director of the Public Procurement and Concession Commission (PPCC), who just received the Integrity Idol Award for being the most trusted public servant with integrity for the year 2018.The Integrity Idol Award was initiated by the Accountability Lab Liberia with support from the British Embassy.  It is meant to celebrate public servants whose positive impact has brought some transformation to an institution in terms of trust and reliability.Jallah’s forthrightness and integrity came to public attention in 2012 when he headed the entrance committee that marked test papers for candidates who sat the University of Liberia’s entrance.Candidates seeking enrollment at this state-run university were so adaptable to bribing entrance committee members to make their way through without merit. But Dorbor Jallah shifted the paradigm so that, of the over 2,000 candidates who sat the entrance that year, only 162 passed under condition.Dorbor’s straightforwardness in determining successful candidates in the entrance examination set the basis for the public to believe that not many Liberian students were entering the University of Liberia the right way.It was based on this record that he got promotion to serve as an Executive Director for the PPCC, an integrity institution where bidding for public procurement is carried out.We believe that more of the likes of James Dorbor Jallah are here and can make a positive and substantive change by applying their integrity in public and private institutions to make our society better.The Daily Observer encourages Mr. Jallah and others who think and act like him to always hold up their principles of integrity and morality in public service.Besides the praises from men and women for those who choose the straight-and-narrow way, the good LORD ascribes significance and blessings to people of integrity.In the book of Proverbs in the Holy Bible, King Solomon tells us: A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold (Proverbs 22:1).  Additionally, the prophet Samuel tells us, “Obedience is better than sacrifice and to heed, than the fat of rams.”Having integrity is building trust in people for you, and it is a consistent reputation over time that builds respect. We laud Mr. Jallah for his well-deserved award. We pray that more and more Liberians will take note of this selfless and upright young man and see reason to build integrity and self-respect in themselves, which will propel us, Liberians, toward patriotism that propels us onward to national development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

LiHCON Wants 40% of Health Budget Directed to RMNCAH+N

first_imgLiHCON wants 40 percent of national health budget directed to the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) casesMrs. Joyce K. Jarwolo, Executive Director of the Liberia Health Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) Network (LiHCON), has called on the government to allocate more budgetary support to the health sector, ensuring that at least 40 percent of said fund be directed to the Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH+N) cases.Mrs. Jarwolo, who spoke at a news conference in Monrovia on April 10, 2019, said the comparative advantage of Global Financing Facility (GFF) lies in its investment case for RMNCAH+N, which goes beyond specific interventions, and disease-specific approaches to help countries build resilient primary healthcare services and systems.She said the aim of the spotlight is to actively engage in the GFF process, and monitor its performance, while at the same time advocating for increased budgetary allotment for better health service with focus on RMNCAH+N.The GFF is a country-driven partnership that aims to prevent RMNCAH+N deaths and improve the health and quality of women, adolescents and children’s lives.She informed reporters that the GFF process will help the government and partners to focus on results that would tackle whatever the bottlenecks to achieve impact critical to Universal Health Coverage (UHC).LiHCON has the membership of 20 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are promoting accountability and transparency in the implementation of RMNCAH+N with support from the Africa Health Budget Network (AHBN) based in Abuja, Nigeria.LiHCON works to enhance civil society engagement on the G FF for RMNCAH+N.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH NARROWLY DEFEATED BY ST EUNAN’S IN U21 CHAMPIONSHIP

first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NewsAGMThere was a good turnout in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Sunday afternoon as Aodh Ruadh members assembled to reflect on the season past and plan for 2015. The following appointments were made during the election of officers. Patrons: Father Ó Fearraí and Monsignor Connolly; President: Owen Roe O’Neill; Chairperson: Diarmaid Keon; Vice Chair: Tom Daly; Secretary: Emma Gaughan; Assistant Secretary: Betty McIntyre; Treasurer: Catherine McKee; Assistant Treasurer: Sean O’Mahoney; PRO: John Hughes; Oifig na Gaeilge: Vacant; County Board Delegate: John Travers; Health & Wellbeing Officer: Gerard Ferguson; Child Protection Officer: John Travers; Director of Coaching: Vacant. Also elected to the committee were Mike Lynch, Eamonn McGrath Sr, Pat McGrath, John McGee, John Patton, Sylvester Maguire, John Keon, Terence McShea, Stephen Ward, Dinny Loughlin, Mick McGrath as well and the senior team representative and members of Park Committee and sub-committees. We thank all those who served during the season past for all their efforts on behalf of the club and wish all incoming office holders the very best for a productive and successful 2015. The following motions were debated and decided upon.When the county is involved in an All-Ireland final club tickets will be allocated as follows.– Current members of Cairde Aoidh Ruaidh – one ticket.– If sufficient tickets are available fully paid up members at the cut off point for the issue if tickets from Croke Park – one ticket.– Notwithstanding 1 and 2 above the club executive (Chair, secretary and treasurer) reserve the right to allocate tickets to applicants in exceptional circumstances and to have a draw for a limited number of tickets in respect of club members joining after the above mentioned cut off point.Passed with amendmentsReduce membership by €10 per person.Amendment made, but voted down That in light of the ongoing absence of a hard copy of the club constitution, a sub-committee be delegated to draft a club constitution based on the GAA club constitution template, and augmented with such successful club AGM motions as we have written record of. The constitution to be presented and approved at the first appropriate monthly meeting of the club executive.Ruled out of orderThat the AGM elect one only Club Assistant Secretary.Withdrawn That the AGM reduce the price of Club Membership for Year 2015 and review at Club AGM in Year 2015.Proposed membership for 2015: Adult Playing member €50; Adult Non-Playing member €30; Youth Membership €20 and €10 according to current age structures.WithdrawnThat a meeting of Club Committee is held every month of year except for month of AGM.PassedFootballFortune has once again eluded Aodh Ruadh in a big match. They trailed by 0-4 to 0-3 in their under 21 championship quarter-final against Saint Eunan’s, but the Letterkenny goal had lead a charmed life as a number of chances for majors were denied. When Conor Patton’s goal finally did arrive in the second half it was unfortunately too little too late as the Saint Eunan’s ran out winner on a scoreline of 0-12 to 1-6. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org.HurlingOn Saturday last we had our annual Juvenile Hurling Presentation night, and in keeping with other years, this years guest was another legend of the hurling world the great Terence ‘Sambo’ McNaughton from Antrim. Sambo enjoyed a 17 year playing career with Antrim. He played in the All Ireland Final in 1989 and won an All-Star in 1991, he is widely regarded as one of Ulster’s greatest ever hurlers. The regard in which he is held in the hurling world is shown by his inclusion on the Hurling Review Committee set up by President of the GAA Liam O’Neill last year. Juvenile Hurling Chairman John Rooney welcomed all to this year’s event especially all the players and their families. He was delighted to welcome the great Sambo to Aodh Ruadh. He also welcomed Donegal Hurler Paul Sheridan to the event and congratulated him on being awarded Donegal Hurler of the year for 2014.Sambo gave a great talk which young and old learned a lot from, he covered topics such as his difficulties as a child with a speech impediment and weight issues, how he overcame these difficulties to go on and become the greatest hurler he could. He spoke of the last line in his much acclaimed autobiography All Or Nothing which was, “No regrets.” He advised all present to have no regrets, he said in his work in the pub business he hears plenty of bar room regret stories and advised the boys to give of their best in everything they do. He spoke of his love of hurling and of the great game it is, and he thanked the club for inviting him to our presentation night.While we didn’t win any county titles this year we had competed at all levels from under 8s to minors with varying degrees of success. All of our teams achievements were recognised on the night and all players up to under 14 were awarded certificates as a recognition of their efforts all year. Sambo presented the certificates to all and posed for photos with everyone. Special guests also on the night were Creevy National School who recently won the Cummann na mBunscoil county final defeating Tooban National School, and claiming the title for the first time in the school’s history. Principal of the school Ms Aoibhinn Kelly along with teachers Geraldine Thomas, Carmel McGee and Paula Gibson were present and Ms Kelly proudly called her team forward to receive their medals from Sambo.We then had a number of individual presentations, firstly to Declan Breslin, Nathan Owens Kelly, and Gavin McGarrigle recognising their participation with the Donegal under 12 development squad in the Activity Day in Croke Park, hopefully the first of many appearances for them on the hallowed turf. Senan Rooney received a presentation for playing in the INTO exhibition game at half time in the All-Ireland semi-final between Limerick and Kilkenny. Next to receive awards were our representatives on the county under 14 team Pauric Keenaghan, Aaron Peach and Liam O’Sullivan, three All Ireland medallists Stephen Anderson, Conall Sweeney and Paddy McCaffrey were next to be honoured, these three lads were on the Donegal under 15 squad who won the under 16 C All-Ireland title. We had three representatives on the Donegal under 16 squad Oisin Rooney (captain) Brendan Gillespie and Kieran Daly. Our next three award winners represented Ulster this year, Oisin Rooney and Brendan Gillespie were selected for the Ulster camp held in Jordanstown in July while Orlaith Gillespie was selected for the camogie camp also held in Jordanstown. Unfortunately Brendan was injured for the game against the Galway under 15s. Oisin made the team and scored two goals and was one of only three players outside of Antrim and Down who made the team. Orlaith is training away with the Ulster squad and hoped to make the team for a game against Dublin early in the new year, it was a great achievement by these three players to reach this standard. We had seven representatives on the Donegal minor squad who narrowly lost to Derry in the Ulster championship and lost after extra time to Roscommon in the All-Ireland B quarter-final, they were Eddie Lynch (captain) Ciaran Rami, Oisin Roper, Eugene Drummond, Oisin Rooney, Brendan Gillespie and Donal Sweeny.The final presentation of the night was made by Club President Owen Roe O’Neill who presented Sambo with a memento of his visit to the club. There followed the usual great refreshments supplied by the parents where there was loads of food for everyone. Sambo then conducted a very open question and answer session with everyone and all got a great insight into his career, the difficulties keeping hurling alive in Ulster and many other issues.On Sunday morning in poor conditions he conducted a very good training session for the under 16s and minors and from there he headed back to the Glens of Antrim, a very genuine man and a true GAA legend.Thanks to Peter McIntyre of the Allingham Arms Hotel for his help with Sambo’s visit, Peter’s support is much appreciated. Thanks to Sean Cassidy who set up the TV in the Aras, thanks to Ronan Mathews for all his photography on the night and to John Hughes for his slide show, finally thanks to all who turned up on the night to meet this great character. You can see Ronan Mathews pictures from the night up on aodhruadh.org.The club extends our congratulations to Paul Sheridan on being named Donegal hurler of the year for 2014. Well deserved for all his efforts with club and county over the past few years. Paul received his award at the Annual Donegal GAA Awards in the Abbey Hotel last Saturday.Date for your diary annual Juvenile Hurling table quiz will take place in Owen Roes on the 18th December a great nights craic with lots of raffle prizes is guaranteed.Park / Development committee AGMThe AGM of the Park/Development Committee took place on Sunday in association with the Club AGM. Officers elected for 2015 were Chairman: Tom Daly; Vice Chairman: John Magee; Secretary: Conal Gallagher; Treasurer: David McLoone; Assistant Secretary and Facilities Booking: Peter Conlon; Bingo Treasurer (Joint): Cathal Gallagher and David McLoone; PRO: Michael Daly.Comprehensive Reports were presented to the meeting on activity in 2014, and on planned works and activity in 2015. The reports presented were unanimously adopted including the statement of accounts. The comprehensive coaching initiative which involves 13 structured weekly coaching sessions in the six primary national schools in the club area, and the impressive development work programme undertaken in 2014 at both Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh and Father Tierney Park were highly commended.In order to complete the Páirc Aoidh Ruaidh developments in 2015 a further five volunteers are needed for the April 2015 Skydive. If you are willing to take part please contact co-ordinator Conal Gallagher by this weekend. A briefing will be held with all 10 participants over the Christmas period to give them a good opportunity to commence their fund-raising.Bord na nÓg AGMThe Bord na nÓg AGM took place on Tuesday evening, 2nd December with a large attendance present in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh for proceedings. The following appointments were made. Chairman: Vacant; Secretary: Lisa McTernan; Under 6 management: Niall McCready; Under 8 management: Vacant; Under 10 management: Vacant; Under 12 management: Brian Roper; Under 14 and Under 13 management: Vacant; Under 16 management: Raymie Granaghan and Alan Sweeny; Minor management: Peter McKenna, David O’Donnell and Raymie Granaghan. We thanks outgoing officers for all their hard work over the past year and extended our best wishes to the in-coming officer holders for a successful 2015. If anyone is interested in any of the vacant positions, please contact a member of the committee. We would encourage parents in particular, to get involved in Bord na nÓg throughout the year either in the committee or by helping out with lotto, transport, laundry, refreshments, umpiring or in any small way they can.Abbey Centre BingoThe bingo jackpot of €400 was won by Mary Kilfeather of Grange. There was no winner of the winter snowball which now stands at €325 on 50 numbers or less. Many thanks to the parish of Saint Joseph’s for use of the Rock Hall last Friday night. Bingo this weekend returns to the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books costing €10 for a full book, €5 for a half.Aodh Ruadh LottoThere was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €3,500. The numbers drawn were 4, 5, 9, 12, 17 and 18. In the lucky dip €20 went to Tom McLoughlin, Castlerard; Maura McGowan, Westport; Olivia Magee, Assaroe View; Johnny Gallagher, Clyhore; and Pauric Keenaghan, Wardtown. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €3,600 takes place at 8.30pm in Pat’s Bar on Sunday.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This is the weekly e-mail newsletter from Aodh Ruadh GAA Club. If you have received it in error, please contact us at info@aodhruadh.org.Follow us on the social mediaFacebook: Aodh Ruadh CLGTwitter: @aodhruadh.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH NARROWLY DEFEATED BY ST EUNAN’S IN U21 CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: December 9th, 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:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS TO RESUME UNDERAGE HURLING AND FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND

first_imgLetterkenny Gaels GAA News:The GAA National Draw tickets are now on sale and can be purchased from any club member.Along with the prizes listed on the tickets the County Board have also included prizes to the value of €2500 while Gaeil Leitir Ceanainn have included 5 Club Donegal Cards for tickets sold within the club. This is a great fundraiser for the club as all proceeds from the sale of these tickets stays with the club.Michael Murphy Sports are now stocking a range of club merchandise including jerseys, training tops, hats & scarfs.The 2014 Donegal GAA Yearbook is now on sale. This glossy publication gives a comprehensive roundup of all GAA activities for club & county and includes a summary & pictures of Letterkenny Gaels season.We also have a number of books on Donegal GAA Facts by Fr Sean O Gallchoir. The club has limited copies of each book available and can be purchased by contacting Jim at 086 2271435. Underage football coaching is finished for the Christmas break and will resume on Friday 6th February for U-6 (6-6.45pm) & U-8 (6.45-7.30pm) in the hall at Woodlands School & U-10 & U-12 is in the Aura from 7.30-8.30pm. New members welcome.Indoor Camogie training is also finished for the Christmas break. It will be resuming on 26th January. Contact 086 8163605 for information. New players welcome.Hurling training resumes after the Christmas break on the 5th February. Please contact Dan Harnett 0867392780 or Sharon Harnett 0868405785 to book or for more information.For regular club updates and photos see our club web page, Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @LetterkennyGaelGAA NEWS: LETTERKENNY GAELS TO RESUME UNDERAGE HURLING AND FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND was last modified: January 6th, 2015 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:GAALetterkenny GaelsNoticesSportlast_img read more

GAA NEWS: MALIN ADVANCE TO SENIOR QUARTER FINALS AFTER VICTORY OVER GAOTH DOBHAIR

first_imgMALIN GAA CLUB NOTESRADIO NA GAELTACHTA SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIPMalin secured a famous victory on Sunday evening over Gaoth Dobhair on a scoreline of Gaoth Dobhair 1-11 Malin 3-08 in what was the shock of the group stages. Despite poor form in the league, mainly through the absence of some key players all year, Malin now advance to the quarter finals where they will play St. Michael’s of Creeslough – Dunfanaghy in a match to be played in two weeks time. Gaoth Dobhair started the match brightly with the first three points but Malin dominated the rest of the first half with the half time score seeing the black and amber ahead on a scoreline of Gaoth Dobhair 0-04 Malin 1-06. Stephen McLaughlin, who played as a sweeper and Matthew Byrne among the scorers with the goal coming from Dan McDaid. The second half saw a Gaoth Dobhair fightback but Malin had enough with excellent performances from the whole team and the goals coming from Dan McDaid and Brendan McLaughlin.Malin team and scorers: Darragh McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Damien Harkin, Gary Farren, Paul McLaughlin, Charles Byrne, Seamus Doherty (0-01), Declan Walsh, Seamus Houghton, Christopher McLaughlin (0-01), Dan McDaid (2-02), Darren McLarkey, Brendan McLaughlin(1-01), Matthew Byrne (0-02), Stephen McLaughlin (0-01),: Subs used Connor McColgan for Seamus Doherty. Unfortunately the reserves were beaten in their match with Gaoth Dobhair and miss out on qualification for the quarter finals. LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks jackpot of €2150. The numbers drawn were 2-3-6-4-7-1-5 and the €50 winner was Ann McCarron, Doon with the €20 sellers prize going to Christopher McLaughlin, Auchayclay. Next weeks jackpot is €2200. The club took their young lotto ticket sellers for a day out last Tuesday to the bowling alley in Derry and an enjoyable day was had by all, these ticket sellers do great work for the club every week so the club would like to say a big thank you to them all.SHOPThe club shop is open every Saturday from 12.00 – 2.00and Sunday from 11.20 – 2.00 or alternatively contact Susan Byrne on 9370638 or 0867832242 . The shop also has a great range of stock in all sizes including coats, jackets, hoodies, tracksuits, socks, shorts, hats and much more club merchandice.Get Fit With CharlieThe summer break is over and its time to get back to fitness! Fitness classes start back up on Monday 7th of September with the 6-week Start Up Programme. Woman’s classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 6.30pm , men at 8.00 in the Malin Gaa centre. €60 per person or pay as you go €5 per class. For beginners and people of every fitness level. Keep an eye out on Facebook this week for a special give-away.CongratulationsThe club would like to congratulate Brian Doherty and Teresa McLaughlin on their recent marraige. GAA NEWS: MALIN ADVANCE TO SENIOR QUARTER FINALS AFTER VICTORY OVER GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: August 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:Malin GAA Club noteslast_img read more

INNOVATIVE NEW HOUSE BUILDING PROJECT IN LETTERKENNY CREATING “A” RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES

first_imgOne of the “A” rated energy efficient new houses at Rann Mor Meadow, Letterkenny.An innovative and exciting new building project, of ‘A’ rated energy efficient homes is well-underway in Letterkenny and is the first of its kind in the town.The wonderfully designed modern homes have unsurprisingly attracted a significant amount of interest from potential homeowners.It’s been well documented over the last number of months that the property market is making a significant recovery in Ireland for the first time since the collapse of the economy. However, there are suggestions that while the property market is certainly on the road to recovery in Dublin, there’s been little activity outside of the capital.But that belief is being disregarded with the exciting and innovative new project at Rann Mor Meadow in Letterkenny well underway.The project is also giving the local construction industry in the county and the local economy in general a huge lift.The location of Rann Mor Meadow is fantastic, it’s located just off the Rahan Road, and is only a few minutes drive from Letterkenny. The homes are located on an elevated site that provide absolutely wonderful views of Letterkenny.GDC (Ireland) Limited are building the 59 modern homes, that incorporate a whole range of energy efficient features that really make them stand out.GDC (Ireland) has established a stellar reputation over the years for their excellence in building quality homes and consistently setting new standards and thoroughly completing their development.They’ve shown great initiative and fortitude to design these wonderful new homes against a backdrop of one of most difficult periods in the construction industry in Ireland.Managing Director Daniel Doherty also added, that there are very few of this standard and specification of houses anywhere in the country. Daniel told Donegal Daily, “Phase one of the homes is currently under construction, they include solar panels, triple glazed windows, extra thick cavity block walls with added insulation, supreme air tightness, and heating control zones.“With combined condensing oil fired central heating, and a solid fuel back boiler stove linked to the central heating system, this all leads to huge savings in energy costs over the lifetime of these houses, he added.These innovative and exciting new houses will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to energy efficient homes in Donegal. This is now what people want and expect and we are here to give it to them.The project also signifies that there is real signs of the economy picking up again, and any increase in activity in the construction sector has a real spin-off for the local economy. “House prices have plummeted since the Celtic Tiger days, but there is now a growing realisation that this is a very good time to buy with considerable value in the marketplace.“Three bedroom semi-detached “A” rated BER energy efficient houses at Rann Mor Meadow are available at just €122,500 in phase 1, he concluded.Such is the quality and innovation of the Rann Mor Meadow development, that at a starting price of €122,500, it’s little wonder that these homes are already attracting such a huge interest among potential homeowners.For further information contact: GDC (IRL) LTD Property Developers on 074 93 84700, email: info@gdcirl.com or visit www.gdcirl.com or http://www.gdcirl.com Sherry Fitzgerald 0n 074 9122211, email: property@sfr.ie or visit www.sfr.ie or visit http://www.sfr.ieINNOVATIVE NEW HOUSE BUILDING PROJECT IN LETTERKENNY CREATING “A” RATED ENERGY EFFICIENT HOMES was last modified: October 14th, 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:BusinessFeaturesnewslast_img read more

New politics in neighborhood

first_imgMiffed by its neighborhood council’s dogged land-use reviews, a Chatsworth school has become the latest institution to take its grievances to the ballot box. High-ranking officials of Sierra Canyon School are among candidates being promoted on a slate that, in an election to be held Saturday, could become a new majority on the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. Some Chatsworth Neighborhood Council leaders fear a single-issue takeover by a school slate that they contend does not want to play by all the rules. School officials counter that their education-focused priorities are more inclusive than the current council’s agenda. “It’s a small, self-perpetuating oligarchy that’s been there, (and) that needed to be rectified,” said Sanje Ratnavale, associate head of Sierra Canyon School and a candidate in the election. But the current president of the council, Marty Woll, said a victory by the school’s slate would raise other concerns. “The only real issue is whether it’s a good thing for the neighborhood council to have six employees from one company on the board,” he said. Officials with the city’s Department of Neighborhood Empowerment are aware of the concerns but say no official complaints have been lodged. “If those are legitimate candidates and the people who come to vote for them are legitimate people, then it’s legitimate,” said Greg Nelson, general manager of the agency, which oversees the city’s approximately 120 neighborhood councils. The situation seems to resemble previous elections in which candidate slates or voting blocs from certain political, economic or religious-interest groups have become decisive factors, Nelson said. He cast it as a sign that the relatively young neighborhood council system might be coming to resemble traditional politics. “Republicans and Democrats have done that for a long time – and unions and environmental groups and pro-life and pro-this and pro-that,” he said. “Slates are very common.” A nondenominational private school, Sierra Canyon opened its elementary and middle school in the North Valley in 1977. It added its first high school class this year. That transition generated some friction as the proposal for the temporary high school site on Nordhoff Place moved through city government’s planning process. The area’s City Council member, Greig Smith, has a policy of seeking advice from neighborhood councils on development projects. The Chatsworth Neighborhood Council gave its approval to the temporary site, though it followed up with a letter to city officials outlining conditions of the approval and referring to neighbors’ concerns about traffic and parking. “I think we’re generally in favor of having it there,” Woll said. “I think the only concern is making sure the site impacts to the surrounding community will be adequately considered and mitigated to the extent feasible.” School officials, though, say the council’s actions led to more difficulty with the city and helped encourage a lawsuit by a Chatsworth resident in June challenging city approval of the project and seeking a public hearing. The litigation has since been settled, but it generated frustration and tens of thousands of dollars in legal fees, said Sierra Canyon School head Jim Skrumbis, a Chatsworth Neighborhood Council candidate. “Most of the people we’ve come across in the Neighborhood Council have been good, hard-working and interested in community service, but unfortunately some have an agenda,” Skrumbis said. While Skrumbis and Ratnavale acknowledge that their land-use issues sparked their candidacy, they point to some allies in the wider community as evidence of a broader goal. “I think of it as an education slate, not as a Sierra Canyon slate,” said Myranda Marsh, head of James Jordan Middle School. James Jordan, a nearby charter school, has also had a brush with the Chatsworth Neighborhood Council. The council had pushed for a full public hearing when the school sought a quicker review of a zoning issue, Marsh said. “With the demographics how they’ve been the last 20 years, (education) hasn’t been a big concern of the council, and that’s fine,” Marsh said. “But now with the discussions of public education going on in the city of Los Angeles, we really think the Neighborhood Council is going to be an important voice for us in the direction of public education.” Diana Dixon-Davis, currently vice president of the council, denied any anti-education bias on the panel. “No matter what project, no matter how big or how small, we want a public hearing because that’s one of the few controls over land use in our community we have, and it’s an important one,” she said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

Councilman urges televising sessions

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO – Tuning into city affairs could soon be as easy as a flick of the remote if the Montebello City Council approves a proposal to televise its meetings. Councilman Jeff Siccama, elected in November on a platform calling for more open municipal government, proposed videotaping meetings for later broadcast on cable television Channel 55. “Alhambra’s program is expensive because they have their own production,” Siccama said at Wednesday night’s council meeting. “But we can just record it and play the tape. It’s just to get the information out there, not a live feed.” He estimated it would cost the city between $5,000 and $10,000 a year to videotape meetings and play the tape on Channel 55, to which the city already has access. “I just want to televise the meetings so those people who can’t make the meetings can still see what’s happening. It can draw their interest and give them information they wouldn’t read” in newspapers, he said. City Manager Richard Torres said a staff report two years ago showed Alhambra pays $75,000 a year to a company to film two meetings a month. “We have a DVD player where we can plug a video into Channel 55 – I can do that right now,” Torres said. “But we have no filming equipment, no camera to film the meetings, so that would be another cost,” he added. Torres said staff would provide the council with a list of options at its next meeting Jan. 11. Although supportive of the idea, Councilwoman Rosie Vasquez, who also was elected last month, expressed concerns about the professionalism of the effort and whether viewership would be high enough to justify the cost. “To do a live audience, we need a professional cameraman,” Vasquez said. “If the mayor speaks, the camera should focus on him, and when another speaker is talking it goes to them. It needs to be professional, not like a home video. “We should also look into how many people would actually watch the meetings,” Vasquez added. “Is a handful enough to make it cost-effective? People never mentioned this issue to me when I was walking houses during my campaign.” pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

Bochy, Rodríguez provide Giants with intriguing contrast in home opener

first_imgSAN FRANCISCO–During the first week of spring training, the Giants began preparing for a special tribute.Bruce Bochy announced the 2019 season will be his last as the team’s manager on February 18, giving the Giants more than six weeks to plan a way to honor the legendary manager at the team’s home opener on April 5.Shortly thereafter, Bochy also began planning for the day. He wanted to set his rotation so right-hander Dereck Rodríguez would take the ball as the Giants’ starter.“We just …last_img read more