Thunder win fifth straight, lose Westbrook to sprained ankle

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) puts up a shot over New Orleans Pelicans forward E’Twaun Moore (55) in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY — It could have turned out so much worse for Oklahoma City.The Thunder won their fifth straight game by beating the New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Monday night, but they lost star point guard Russell Westbrook with a sprained left ankle.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Oklahoma City’s Dennis Schroder made two free throws with 20.5 seconds left and Paul George made a pair with 11.8 seconds to play to clinch the win for the Thunder.“When he went out, I thought our guys competed and played extremely hard,” Donovan said.Schroder scored 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Thunder hold on.“When the fourth quarter started and we started to battle back, it’s too high of a mountain to climb — especially against a team that good, even without Westbrook,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “They got a capable guy. Schroder, I thought, played great. He’s been a starter in this league. It’s not a role he hasn’t been in.”George finished with 23 points, Schroder scored 22 and Steven Adams added 18. Westbrook finished with 17 points, nine assists and seven rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT George on Westbrook’s injury: “Russ has a pretty high pain tolerance, so I knew was something that was serious. I’m glad it wasn’t his knee. I thought I saw him holding his knee. I’ll say it’s unfortunate, but I think we can all say this. As bad as it was, we’re happy that it wasn’t the knee and it was just an ankle sprain.”SCORING MACHINESThe Thunder are averaging 122.4 points during their win streak. They have shot better than 50 percent from the field in three of those games. They shot 48.4 percent against the Pelicans.PLUS-MINUS DISPARITYAdams was a team-best plus 22 while Davis was a team-worst minus 18.UP NEXTPelicans: Host the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday.Thunder: Play at the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday. After coming down hard on the side of his foot, Westbrook pounded the ground in frustration before limping off the court. The Thunder led 84-77 when he left the game with 4:25 left in the third quarter.There was limited information on Westbrook’s status after the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“We’ll see,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. “Generally, with those things, we’ll see how he does in the morning. But it’s a sprained ankle. Hopefully, he’ll be OK.”Oklahoma City went on a run without its star to close the third quarter and led 100-86 at the end of the period. Julius Randle scored 28 points and made all 10 of his shots and Jrue Holiday scored 22 points for the Pelicans. Anthony Davis scored 20 points but made just 7 of 20 shots.Donovan said Adams did a good job defending Davis. Adams wasn’t so sure.“I had a game plan, man, but honestly, he missed a lot of easy ones to be honest,” Adams said. “There was a lot of breakdowns. I got lucky on a few of them.”It was the sixth straight loss for New Orleans after opening the season with four wins.“We’re putting ourselves in position where we have to have a perfect storm to win,” Gentry said. “In other words, we dig in, make our run, we come back, but we’re never ahead. But we’re playing hard and competing at a real high level. We’re going to be fine.”___TIP-INSPelicans: Had 11 offensive rebounds and 11 second-chance points in the first half. … Made 25 of 30 free throws. … F Nikola Mirotic had 16 points and matched a career high with 16 rebounds.Thunder: Made nine of their first 10 shots. … Shot 71.4 percent in the first quarter. … Adams made his first seven shots.QUOTABLE LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

LOOK: Centuries-old Indian pole wrestling goes global

first_imgIn this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, players perform on a mallakhamb pole at the Shree Samartha Vyayam Mandir at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)MUMBAI, India — Is it gymnastics? Is it yoga? Is it even a sport?Picture a person climbing a coconut tree. Now imagine the person twisting, turning, rotating and practicing yoga postures, all while firmly gripping the tree with the thighs. Mallakhamb is this and more.ADVERTISEMENT Mallakhamb is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India, and its name comes from the words malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole.Now after centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship this weekend in the capital of the western Indian state of Maharashtra, where it first originated.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIn this Feb. 5, 2019, photo, a trainer helps Alfie Meeson of Newcastle, England, on a mallakhamb pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Like yoga, the time has come for mallakhamb to be shared with people across the globe, said Uday Deshpande, director and secretary general of the Vishwa Mallakhamb Federation“Our goal is to inspire a new generation of sports fans who can experience the discipline, endurance and concentration required by this sport,” he said. Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra To broaden its international appeal, it helps that the gravity-defying mallakhamb doesn’t require much money or equipment. With only a rope or a wooden pole, it is an activity compatible in a village playground as well as the neighborhood gym.In India, a country with some 800 million people living in poverty, that could be mallakhamb’s greatest strength.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Deshpande says the sport has gained an international audience owing partly to reality television shows such as India’s Got Talent where mallakhamb performers have won popularity. Cirque du Soleil’s show Bazzar also features a mallakhamb performance.In this Feb. 6, 2019, photo, Vikram Nadkarni, of Newcastle, England, performs a Mallakhamb pose on a pole at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)Participants from 15 countries, including the U.S. and Germany, will compete in the championship.In the evening, the historic Shivaji Park in Mumbai comes alive with mallakhamb players swirling around poles and on ropes, falling, only to get up and make another attempt.International players have started arriving to train. Delia Ceruti, 36, an aerialist and physical performer from Italy, has been practicing mornings and evenings under Deshpande.In this Feb 5, 2019, photo, a mallakhamb instructor Sachin Malekar, right, calms a child who made an unsuccessful attempt to climb the pole, at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, India. The word mallakhamb comes from malla, meaning wrestler, and khamb, or pole, and is a traditional training exercise for wrestlers in India. After centuries of being practiced in isolation in the subcontinent, mallakhamb is set to have its first international championship in Mumbai on Feb. 16 and 17. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)“I am used to physically demanding activities but I am learning completely new techniques,” she said. ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history View comments North Korea and China in ice dance to the music of diplomacy SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:42No Christmas Mass at Notre Dame for first time in two centuries03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

IAC welcomes re-establishment of ERC

first_imgDear Editor,The Indian Action Committee (IAC) welcomes the official appointment of the ten commissioners of the now reconstituted Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), following their recent swearing by H.E. President David Granger.This is something that the IAC has repeatedly called for in the past, and which has long been overdue.Now that the Commission has been re-established, the IAC hopes that the next required step, the election of a chairperson, is expedited.The IAC, like the rest of Guyana, expects the Commission to begin functioning as soon as possible.The IAC takes this opportunity to wish the Commissioners the best in their endeavours, and to remind them of the charge given by President Granger regarding the execution of their duties without cowardice, malice and prejudice.The IAC especially congratulates its Executive Member Mr Neaz Subhan, who will be representing the Indo-Guyanese community on the Commission.The IAC, cognizant of the importance of this Commission for the fostering of harmony in our society, stands ready in support to ensure that its ability to function in the interest of all is not in any way inhibited.The IAC wishes to remind the general public that it is the official body that represents persons of Indo-Guyanese origin; and once the ERC is functioning, the IAC is ready to advocate before the ERC any pertinent issues and concerns brought to the organization by persons within its constituency for redress.Sincerely,Indian ActionCommitteelast_img read more

Pearl’s assassin owns up

first_imgWASHINGTON – Suspected 9-11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed confessed to beheading American journalist Daniel Pearl and playing a central role in 30 other attacks and plots in the U.S. and worldwide that killed thousands of victims, said a revised transcript the U.S. military released Thursday. “I decapitated with my blessed right hand the head of the American Jew, Daniel Pearl, in the city of Karachi, Pakistan,” Mohammed is quoted as saying in a transcript of a military hearing at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, released by the Pentagon. “For those who would like to confirm, there are pictures of me on the Internet holding his head,” he added. Mohammed’s claimed involvement in the 2002 slaying of the Wall Street Journal reporter was among 31 attacks and plots – some of which were never carried out – he took responsibility for in a hearing Saturday at the U.S. naval prison at Guantanamo Bay, the Pentagon said. That is the view that Mohammed has sketched in the lengthy and boastful exposition that he gave to his captors last week, one that fills out a chilling portrait of a military commander driven more by a zest for battle than by the religious fervor that consumes other al-Qaida leaders, including Osama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahri. Mohammed also launched attacks independent of the al-Qaida network’s hierarchy, such as the beheading of Pearl. That killing was among the litany of crimes, attacks and plots – some achieved and others never attempted – to which Mohammed has confessed in the secret proceeding at Guantanamo Bay. It is his zeal for combat that made Mohammed, a Pakistani raised in Kuwait who holds an engineering degree from an American university, indispensable to al-Qaida’s relentless campaign over more than a decade to strike at the people and places most significant to the United States. Ruthless tactician Mohammed has long been regarded by American officials as the ruthless tactician responsible for some of al-Qaida’s most important operations, a mastermind with a $25 million U.S.-backed bounty on his head who was first to raise with bin Laden the idea of hijacking commercial airplanes and flying them into buildings in this country. Mohammed’s testimony burnishes much of that portrait. American intelligence officials and terrorism experts interviewed Thursday said Mohammed might have embellished his role in some of the 31 plots he detailed in the tribunal. His statement for the most part matches existing intelligence about those operations, but in some of the instances, officials said, he would have played only a small role in the planning and execution of the attacks. During the tribunal, Mohammed essentially repeated accounts that he has provided to captors over the past four years, though he also said that the initial confessions he made between 2003 and 2006 when he was in the custody of the CIA came as the result of torture. The Bush administration has long denied that any harsh interrogation techniques it used on high-value detainees could be considered torture. However, some of the techniques used on Mohammed, including “waterboarding,” in which a detainee is strapped down and made to believe he is drowning, have since been abandoned by the CIA. Some American officials believe that Mohammed, who has long shown a media savvy and ability to seize on a moment to advance his message, may have seen the tribunal at Guantanamo Bay as one of his last opportunities to address his troops around the world. “There is a sense that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was aware that he had a platform,” said one American intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity surrounding Mohammed’s captivity. “This was an opportunity for him to send a message not so much to the United States, but to others who might take up his cause.” Rambling testimony Fluent in three languages, Mohammed was able to perfect his English while he was a student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in the 1980s. Yet the transcript suggests that during the tribunal, his English often broke down and he had difficulty making his points, a possible result of long periods in virtual isolation over the past four years. His often-rambling testimony revealed a man consumed with polishing his image and legacy. He corrected his captors on the spelling of his name, and complained that an Al-Jazeera news channel reporter misquoted him during a 2002 interview. “You know the media,” he said. An ethnic Baluchi born in Kuwait in 1965, Mohammed is the uncle of Ramzi Yousef, who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. After attending secondary school in Kuwait, Mohammed applied to and was accepted by tiny Chowan College, a Baptist school in rural Murfreesboro, N.C. He later transferred to North Carolina A&T, a historically black college in Greensboro. Leaving the United States after graduation, he traveled to Central Asia, where he became enmeshed in the anti-Soviet jihad in Afghanistan. The experience shaped the next part of his life as a fighter devoted to the jihad movement – a movement that he suggested during last week’s tribunal was motivated by a desire for “independence” from the West. It was in support of this movement, Mohammed said, that he played a role in dozens of terror plots against Western targets, beginning in 1993 with the first World Trade Center bombings and followed by a long list of others that he ticked off in cold, matter-of-fact fashion during his appearance before the tribunal. According to the report of the Sept. 11 Commission, released in 2004, Mohammed’s only hand in the 1993 World Trade Center attack involved conversations with Yousef and financial contributions to the conspirators. But after moving to Manila, Philippines, in 1994, Mohammed took a more direct role in hatching a number of ambitious terror plots, including the Bojinka plot, which would have involved a dozen commercial aircraft in mid-flight, along with plots to assassinate President Clinton and Pope John Paul II during their trips to Manila.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! It released the bulk of the transcript late Wednesday, but held back the section about Pearl’s killing to allow time for his family to be notified, said Defense Department spokesman Bryan Whitman. Pearl’s parents said it was impossible to know whether Mohammed’s claim about killing their son “has any bearing in truth.” “We prefer to focus our energy on continuing Danny’s lifework through the programs of the Daniel Pearl Foundation which aim to eradicate the hatred that took his life,” Judea and Ruth Pearl said in a statement. Pearl, who as a young man lived in Encino and graduated from Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley in 1981, was abducted in January 2002 in Pakistan while researching a story on Islamic militancy. Mohammed has long been a suspect in the slaying, which was captured on video. Sealing a legacy of historical notoriety, the man who was al-Qaida’s top operational planner until his capture four years ago says he played the role of a guerrilla fighter, a “jackal” in perpetual conflict with the world’s most powerful nation. last_img read more

Cavani, Neymar score as PSG thrash Bayern

first_imgCavani’s sweeping first-time strike just after the half-hour mark made it 2-0 before Neymar completed the scoring in the second half as Bayern went down to their heaviest defeat since losing to Barcelona by the same score in the semi-finals of this competition in May 2015.The result leaves the French club top of Group B with the maximum six points from two games, eight goals scored and none conceded. They are on course to win the section — Bayern are level on three points with Celtic, who won at Anderlecht.For PSG this was a chance to measure themselves against one of the continent’s traditional powers in their biggest European match since their humiliating exit in Barcelona last season.In that regard the evening was a resounding success for Unai Emery’s team, although the German club were some way short of their usual standards.The match also saw Cavani and Neymar feature together for the first time since their disagreement over who should take a penalty in a league game against Lyon 10 days previously.This time there were no such disputes, and both men could celebrate contributing to the final outcome.Bayern have been among the critics of PSG’s spending policy after a summer which saw them notably spend a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona.The Brazilian is reportedly being paid more than three million euros a month in Paris, and Bayern supporters had that in mind as they unfurled a pointed banner prior to kick-off.Complaining about match tickets costing 75 euros, it read: “We are not Neymar. Ticket prices must be reasonable.”– Alves with opener –It would have been easier to swallow paying that price if their team had won, but they fell behind in the second minute and never recovered.Neymar was allowed to cut in from the left before picking out Alves, who arrived unmarked in the area to take a touch and finish past Sven Ulreich, standing in for the injured Manuel Neuer in the Bayern goal.Javi Martinez came closest to equalising for Carlo Ancelotti’s side with a half-volley from the edge of the area that was tipped over by Alphonse Areola, but the hosts were able to soak up the pressure and hit on the break.Cavani shot just wide after being fed by Kylian Mbappe and those two combined for the second goal in the 31st minute, Mbappe again teeing up Cavani for a superb first-time finish high into the net and his 10th goal this season.Bayern were stunned, and a combination of the ‘MCN’ then almost brought a third, with Neymar laying off Mbappe’s pass for Cavani, whose effort was saved.Things did get worse for the visitors in the second half and they conceded again in the 63rd minute, with Neymar poking home from inside the six-yard box as Martinez failed to clear following good play by Mbappe.That was Neymar’s sixth goal for PSG and the 18th in total from the ‘MCN’, with the promise of many more to come.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s striker Neymar (R) celebrates with strikers Kylian Mbappe (L) and Edinson Cavani (C) after scoring the opening goal of the UEFA Champions League Group B football match against Celtic September 12, 2017PARIS, France, Sep 27 – Edinson Cavani and Neymar both scored as Paris Saint-Germain claimed a convincing 3-0 victory over a disappointing Bayern Munich in their heavyweight Champions League clash in the French capital on Wednesday.PSG got off to a dream start as their other Brazilian summer signing Dani Alves gave them the lead inside 90 seconds at the Parc des Princes and they never looked back.last_img read more

Zapata turns Ingwe’s claws to League assault

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata watches from the touchline during his side’s SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 6- After their SportPesa Super Cup exit following a 4-2 post-match penalties loss to Tanzanian side Singida United, AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata will turn his attention to fighting for the Kenyan Premier League title and quench the club’s two decade wait for the gong.AFC are placed sixth in the standings with 25 points, nine behind leaders Gor Mahia with whom they have a pending fixture against and Zapata believes the race is still wide open and his charges have the ability to dethrone their arch rivals. “I took the team in the middle of the season and it’s not easy. But I am happy that we are still unbeaten in 90 minutes since I came here and the league is still wide open. There are many matches to play and the difference is not very big. We need to keep working,” the coach said.He added; “We need to keep playing good football and keep playing like Leopards; we are a big team and we have to play like one.”Apart from the league, Ingwe are also seeking to defend their Football Kenya Federation (FKF) Shield title having started off with a 2-1 win over third tier side Shabana in the round of 64.AFC Leopards players line up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluLooking back at the SportPesa Super Cup exit against Singida, Zapata was disappointed they could not convert the many chances they created in the match , but still noted he was pleased with the performance of his team.“We dominated the second half and had many opportunities. Singida is a good team and my players did a great job. I have no complains and I am proud of them. Penalties are a lottery and it is different when you take with pressure and under no pressure. In training we were scoring,” the Argentine tactician noted.He added; “We have a lot of young players in the team and I am happy with their effort. I have nothing bad to say about them. This was a good experience for them and Leopards fans can be proud of them.”AFC Leopards players warm up before their SportPesa Super Cup match against Tanzania’s Singida United at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on June 5, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile, Zapata says he has handed in a few transfer requests to the club’s National Executive Committee, though he says he is generally happy with the squad he has and will not be bringing many players into the side.He has been linked with a number of players from his former Botswana League side Gaborone United, the strongest name in the rumor mills being that of experienced midfielder Dirang Moloi.The club has also been heavily linked to KPL top scorer Elvis Rupia who turns out for Nzoia Sugar, though the forward has hinted he would like to finish the season at the Bungoma based club to avoid disrupting his rhythm.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

LETTERKENNY BUSINESSMAN MOVES INTO FORMER ATLANTIC HOMECARE STORE

first_imgThe former Atlantic Homecare store which has ben taken over by Gary’s PetworldThe former Atlantic Homecare store in Letterkenny Retail Park, vacant for the past three years, has been let to Gary’s Petworld and Garden Centre.It’s a major move for the Letterkenny businessman Gary Cooney.The location is close to a number of other well-known brands including McDonalds Fastfood outlet and also Xtravision which recently moved into a unit closeby. Gary’s Petworld had been located across the road at Pearse Road for many years.The move will see Cooney’s business operate in a larger space as well as being serviced by a larger car park.   LETTERKENNY BUSINESSMAN MOVES INTO FORMER ATLANTIC HOMECARE STORE was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 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:Atlantic HomecaredonegalGary’s Petworldlast_img read more

CONCERNS RAISED OVER INCREASING LITTER AT MALIN HEAD AS TOURISM INCREASES

first_imgCONCERNS have been raised over increased littering at Malin Head as more tourists flock to Ireland’s most northerly point.Star Wars filming, dolphin pods and the Northern Lights have drawn thousands more tourists to Inishowen in recent months.And with the superb weather of the past week, even more tourists have been flocking there. However adventurer Bren Whelan says the area is in serious need of a clean-up.And more needs to be done to prevent the discarding of rubbish at Banba’s Crown. CONCERNS RAISED OVER INCREASING LITTER AT MALIN HEAD AS TOURISM INCREASES was last modified: June 3rd, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegallitterMalin Headlast_img read more

County stars are guests as Convoy hold underage presentation night

first_imgRyan McHugh and Katie Herron were the special guests on Friday night at St Mary’s, Convoy underage presentation function.Underage players from Under-6 up to under-12 were presented with the Go Games medals.Under-13 and Under-14 boys were presented with their Shield winner medals. Certificates were presented to the Children who took part in Scor and also players who were part of Donegal Development teams this year. Awards went to Ellie Barton and Meghan Walden Under-14 Donegal team and Aimee Bonner Under-16 as well as Zoe McGlynn, Donegal Minor LadiesWell done to everyone and a special thanks to Ben McMenamin for handing out the prize he won of Carbonyte skins to the children who came out in the drawClub lotto One person with 3 counties. FH AM MH LK. Patsy O Sullivan, Convoy next week lotto €5600.The AGM took place on Thursday 1st December at 7.30 at Clubhouse with the following electedHonorary presidents: Danny Harkin & John McMullanVice Presidents:Fr D McGettigan & Fr S GormanChairman: Oliver PruntyVice Chair: Brendan KellySecretary: TBCAssistant Sec: TBCJoint Treasures: Julia Blake & Emmet PattersonPRO: Mairead BrowneRegistrar: Gabrielle GallagherYouth Dev Officer: Conor McDermottChild Protection Officer: Lorena BarronOifig Na nGaelige: Noelle MulrainHealth & Wellbeing officers: Sarah McLaughlin  & Raymond McNameeC Boards Delegates: B Kelly & O PruntySub Delegate: L.O’KeeffeN.Board Delegate: L.McConalogueLadies Board: G.Gallagher &M.BrowneSub: S .BarnettRest of Committee: L.Prunty, P.McMullan, P.Lynch, L.O’Keeffe, C.Cairns, L.McMullan & M.McCarron CoachesSenior Men: Laurence McMullanReserves: TBCSeniors Ladies: Dermott Foy /Patrick Gallagher, pendingUnderage U 6/U8/U10: Various CoachesU 12 girls: Aine R & Mairead BU 14 girls TbcU 16 C.Gallagher & G .GallagherMinor: tbcU 12: C McDermottU 13 boys: TBCU 14: P.McDaidU15/16: TBCMinor: O Prunty & L.O’KeeffeU 21: O Prunty & L McMullanAs with all post help would be appreciated and if anyone would like to help out with any of the underage teams please let any committee member know. It’s not possible without the helpWe would really like at least two per team with parents maybe volunteering to help out with water etc when they are at the games anyway County stars are guests as Convoy hold underage presentation night was last modified: December 4th, 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:convoySt Mary’s Convoylast_img read more

Arnold on China mission

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The governor will visit Shanghai and Hong Kong later in the week. In Hong Kong, he will kick off an anti-piracy public-service campaign starring himself and action star Jackie Chan. As Schwarzenegger prepares to tackle China’s rampant intellectual property theft, one doesn’t have to travel far through the bustling streets of Beijing to realize how vast the problem has become. Counterfeit products are everywhere – from phony “Beijing 2008 Olympics” T-shirts hocked on the Great Wall, to the colorful Beijing street market where savvy tourists can buy knockoff Louis Vuitton and Prada handbags for pennies on the dollar. U.S. government officials estimate that Chinese piracy has cost American companies billions of dollars in sales, with counterfeit software in the Asia-Pacific region costing U.S. companies $8 billion last year alone. At least 90 percent of software programs and movie DVDs sold in China are pirated, according to some industry estimates. Schwarzenegger’s own action films are available for purchase in China, mostly on pirated DVDs. BEIJING – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was traveling here Sunday to start a six-day mission to promote California products and encourage Chinese officials to crack down on the piracy of copyrighted music, movies and software. Also on his agenda: political rehabilitation. Schwarzenegger’s trade mission will provide a much-needed fresh start after a losing special election campaign, allowing him to reclaim his role as California’s high-profile ambassador-in-chief. The governor and his wife, Maria Shriver, are scheduled to arrive this afternoon in Beijing, 16 hours ahead of Pacific Standard Time. A Special Olympics tribute and a reception with the 80 business leaders accompanying him on the trip highlight his first-day schedule, as well as a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Zhongnanhai. China’s population of 1.3 billion and rapidly emerging economic clout make it a prime target for U.S. companies seeking expanded markets. But its economic policies also present a huge challenge. China sold $162 billion more in goods to the United States than the United States sold to China last year, and the gap is widening. President George W. Bush also visits China this week as part of a multination Asia trip. In China, he plans to pressure the country to revalue its currency, reduce its trade surplus with the United States and curb intellectual property theft. The China trip is Schwarzenegger’s third overseas mission since taking office in November 2003. In 2004, he traveled to Israel and Germany on his first mission, and to Japan in the fall. The governor’s schedule includes an event to promote trade at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, a tour of the Port of Shanghai, the premiere of the latest Harry Potter movie in Shanghai and a celebration of “California Grown” food products in Hong Kong. He also will hold business meetings on energy, sustainable development, agriculture and ports. California is the major gateway for U.S. trade to China, with cotton and computer-related products leading the way. The state exported $6.8 billion in goods to China in 2004, double what it exported in 2000, according to the California Chamber of Commerce. Schwarzenegger isn’t the only governor making the rounds in China this week. Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is there on a similar trade mission, leaving members of that state’s delegation worried that Schwarzenegger’s visit would overshadow their own. “When (former pro wrestler) Jesse Ventura was our governor, he got a lot of attention in China because he was a celebrity,” said one delegate. “That’s sure to happen when Arnold gets here. California will get a lot more attention than Minnesota.” Maria Shriver will pursue her own schedule in China, visiting an orphanage and a battered women’s shelter. Schwarzenegger’s first stop today will be the promotion for the Special Olympics, which was founded by Shriver’s mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver. 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