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Westbrook’s late basket lifts Thunder past Nets

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Westbrook scored eight points during a 12-0 run that cut the margin to 68-65, but 3-pointers by Harris and D’Angelo Russell helped the Nets rebuild their lead to 83-68 with 1:28 left in the quarter. They were up 85-74 going into the fourth.The Thunder’s five fourth-quarter 3-pointers — including two each by backups Raymond Felton and Patrick Patterson — quickly closed that gap. Westbrook’s 16-foot jumper with 6:13 left put Oklahoma City up 97-96 — its first lead since the second quarter.ALL-STAR SNUBWestbrook, normally curt and brief with media after games, passionately defended George, saying it was “unbelievable” and “outrageous” that George didn’t join him as an All-Star reserve. George entered the game averaging 20.8 points per game and ranked second in the NBA with 2.16 steals per game.George was gracious when discussing the situation, saying it’s much tougher to make an All-Star team in the loaded Western Conference than it was in the Eastern Conference, when he was with the Indiana Pacers.“I wasn’t an All-Star to the voters or whoever that made the list,” George said. “Everybody that thought the same wasn’t an All-Star, apparently. Life goes on.”TIP-INSNets: Brooklyn has had 22 games decided by six points or fewer, the highest total in the NBA. … Dinwiddie, who hit a floater from 14 feet with 0.9 seconds left to give the Nets a 101-100 win at Detroit on Sunday, has made six baskets to tie or take the lead in the final minute of the fourth quarter or overtime this season, tied for the NBA lead.Thunder: Anthony scored 10 points and now is 30 away from becoming the 21st player to reach 25,000 career points.NEXT UPNets: Continue their five-game trip at Milwaukee on Friday night.Thunder: Host Washington — and former Thunder coach Scott Brooks — on Thursday night. LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook pumps his fist as the Thunder defeat the Brooklyn Nets 109-108 in an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook had one goal on the Thunder’s final possession: make it to the rim.The Brooklyn Nets left him just enough space, and the reigning MVP put Oklahoma City over the top once again.ADVERTISEMENT Westbrook made a go-ahead layup with 3.3 seconds left to help the Thunder rally from a 15-point second-half deficit and beat the Nets 109-108 on Tuesday night.“They sat in the paint all game long,” Westbrook said. “I was just trying a way to get to the basket.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe lead changed six times in the final 2:23. Brooklyn went ahead 108-107 on a driving layup by Spencer Dinwiddie with 7.8 seconds left, but Westbrook answered with his own. After three timeouts, Dinwiddie missed a 3-point attempt at the buzzer, with the Thunder’s Andre Roberson guarding him closely.Westbrook had 32 points and Paul George added 28 points and nine rebounds after being left off the NBA All-Star roster earlier in the day. Oklahoma City committed a season-low four turnovers while extending its winning streak to five games. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increasescenter_img Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Warriors, Wolves, Wizards each get 2 NBA All-Star reserves Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “I really thought this was one of the best wins we’ve had all year,” Oklahoma City coach Billy Donovan said, noting that Brooklyn made 16 3-pointers to seven for the Thunder. “From a statistical standpoint, you don’t normally win a game like that.”Joe Harris led the Nets with 19 points while Dinwiddie and DeMarre Carroll had 13 each. The Nets ended a two-game winning streak, matching their longest of the season.“We can talk about the last plays, but I do think we gave up 35 points in the fourth quarter and made a ton of mistakes,” Brooklyn coach Kenny Atkinson said. “I loved our competitive spirit all game, how we defended, but I thought in the fourth quarter we made some fundamental mistakes.”Oklahoma City rallied with stellar 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter, going 5 of 8 after making only 2 of 17 attempts from behind the arc.Brooklyn went 10 of 18 from 3-point range in the first half and outscored the Thunder 21-10 over the final seven minutes of the half to lead 59-47 at the break. The Nets led 68-53 after two free throws by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson with 8:20 left in the third quarter.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

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Kingad beats Bulgarian foe in ONE Malaysia card

first_imgDanny Kingad of the Philippines goes for the take down on Sotir Kichukov of Bulgaria in their flyweight fight in ONE: Visions Victory Friday at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo from ONEFilipino flyweight Danny Kingad got back on track after outpointing Sotir Kichukov of Bulgaria in ONE: Visions of Victory Friday night at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Kingad impressed with his superior striking and grappling through three rounds to beat Kichukov by unanimous decision.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad PLAY LIST 01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52China reports first death from mystery pneumonia outbreak01:57Duterte wants ‘one-on-one’ talk with Joma Sison02:14Carpio 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 Without Davis, Pelicans’ win streak ends at 10 vs Wizards The 22-year-old Kingad picked up his sixth win after absorbing a first round loss to flyweight champion Adriano Moraes three months ago in Manila.Kichukov had his moments and was able to go the distance despite fighting as a substitute foe against the Team Lakay standout.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKingad was supposed to face Gianni Subba but the Malaysian fighter was called up to serve as a replacement to Moraes, who pulled out of the headliner against Reece McLaren due to an injury he suffered in training.McLaren went on to dispose of Subba with an arm triangle submission in the second round. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer In the co-featured bout, Agilan Thani also won by tap out in the second round at the expense of debuting ONE fighter Amitesh Chaubey.Meanwhile, Christian Lee continued his string of impressive performance after scoring his fourth straight win by stoppage, submitting Japanese veteran Kazunori Yokota with a guillotine choke in the second round.In the other matches, Luis Santos defeated Kiamrian Abbasov in the welterweight division; Michelle Nicolini made quick work of Iryna Kyselova after applying a rear-naked choke at the 2:26 mark of the opening round; Ma Jia Wen also won using the same submission move ina second round victory over Ahmed Mujtaba; Muhammad Aiman beat Rin Saroth; Jihin Radzuan used a triangle choke to stop Puja Tomar in the second round of their women’s atomweight fight and Khon Sichan edged Riski Umar via split decision.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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EBOLA, CURSE OR TRIAL, (PART TWO)

first_imgIN THE NAME OF ALLAH, THE MOST COMPASSIONATE, THE MOST MERCIFULAll praise belongs to Allah; and may His peace and blessings be upon His Prophet, his household, his companions and all those who rightly follow their foot-steps. Ameen!In continuation of our discourse whether or not ebola is a curse or trial and our determination to first address ourselves to what constitutes “curse”; we shall, by Allah’s will, attempt to focus on the worse of all curse. Of course, Al-Qur’an-the Holy Scripture of Al-Islam gives several causes that can provoke curse. Worse among them is the tempering with Divine Revelation. Tempering with the Words of Allah includes, but not limited to concealing (failing and/or refusing to state or pronounce with particularity), misquoting or misinterpret its actual meaning or revealed purpose. Tempering with the Words of Allah in any form or manner has the tendency to mislead, misdirect and misguide thousands of people and cause them to fall prey to Divine curse. For example, Al-Qur’an-the Holy Scripture of Al-Islam makes emphatically clear thus:“Those who conceal anything of the clear teachings and true guidance which We (Allah-the Majestic) have sent down even through We (Allah) have made them clear in Our (Allah-the Almighty’s) Book, Allah curses such people and so do all who curse; those who repent and make amends and openly declare (what they had concealed), such shall We (Allah-the Most High) pardon for We are Much-Relenting, Most Compassionate. As for those who disbelieved and died and died disbelieving, surely the curse of Allah and of the angels and all persons is on them. Thus shall they abide and their chastisement shall not be lightened, nor shall they be given respite” (2:159-161.The just quoted verses address three categories of people. The first verse talks about those who have acquired certain religious knowledge but for selfish reason decided to hide what they have learnt. The second are people who initiated such spiritual misbehavior patterns, but later on cam to themselves, amended their attitudes and repented. And the third are those who totally failed or refused to make a stop and reflect over the past. There and then continuously engaged themselves in such wrong doings until death do them part. These three categories are, by and large, people who have acquired certain religious knowledge. The first and third categories are those who are doomed to moral degradation and spiritual perdition.   As Al-Qur’an is all-comprehensive and all-pervasive in all aspects of its teachings, did not stop to the three categories outlined above. Rather, it goes further to elaborate on the other side of the coin.  In doing so, the Scripture says: “And among them are also the unlettered folk who do not know about the Scriptures but cherish baseless wishes and merely follow their conjectures. Then, woe unto those who write out of the Scriptures with their own hands and then in order to make a trifling gain claim: ‘Thus is from Allah.’ Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they thus earn” (2: 78-79)Al-Qur’an is replete with several other Scriptural provisions pin-pointing at these kinds of theologians who cause a community or nation to fall prey to the Divine curse. However, time will not permit us detail all. Notwithstanding, we believe that what have enlisted here is enough to let us know that the attitude of misguided theologians plays pivotal roles in falling upon nations and peoples the curse of Allah, as well as the curse of the angels, human-kind and all other created beings. Indeed, it is no exaggeration that a critical conduct of survey in our social religious arena will certainly reveal the prevalence of these categories of people in the midst of our people. Hence, nothing behooves us but to be at watch-out of such character in order to avoid dragging us into self humiliation, degradation and destruction. This can be done through analytical scrutiny and objective alliance.The fact remains is that holders of the Divine Message can now be found in all religious groupings the adherents of the Torah, the Psalms (Zabu’r), the Injil (Gospel) and AlFurq’an (Al-Qur’an). The quoted verses also elucidate that the biggest felonious criminals are scholars who entertain the audacity of hiding the teachings contained in the Book of Allah. For such hiding has the tendency of limiting the delivery of the valuable Message either to the self or a certain class of people, instead of spreading it to the generality of humankind. In many, if not in all cases of withholding such Message, is designed to gain a price that is not only miserable but also despicable, nefarious and diabolical. Furthermore, such withholding has the tendency of corrupting the society and depriving humanity from appreciating the Message of Allah including its Moral Code of Decorum.Allah is the Creator, Cherisher, Sustainer of the universe and all within its realm. The Holy Scripture therefore makes it crystal and clear that none of the creature within this universe that was created aimlessly or purposelessly. These aims and objectives are clearly spelled-out in Allah’s Divine Scripture; their acceptance and adherence makes human valuable beings, something all aspire. One of the imperative rationales behind mandating scholars to deliver the Divine Message at all times, all areas and all causes, is that there would be among the listeners who will better understand the spiritual pros and cons of such message and make good use of same than the one who is engage in delivering it. No doubt, to filter such Message through selected members of one owns society to the exclusion of others is indeed act of naivety, malicious and mischievous. Of course, the prevalence of such misguided religious scholars, does not only demoralize the society, but also dump it into social chaos and carnage. To avoid the society falling prey to social tumult and destruction, Al-Islam enjoins every Muslim-male and female-old and young to seek for knowledge; and to do so from the cradle to the grave. The fact remains is that there can in no way be a comparison between the knowledgeable and unknowledgeable. For, the former are well prepared to: “apply their minds and the ears of their hearts to the acquisition of learning and by consequence well-informed…”; “who exercise thei intellect (and) who lift to Allah their inward sight” (39:9).  Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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We will be no pushovers in Egypt – Mandela

first_img“Everyone in the team is looking forward to having a good tournament in Egypt and we are going there to do our best. We will be no pushovers and we will pull to the best of our abilities to represent Kenya in the best way we can,” Mandela stated.“We ask our fans to continue supporting us like they did during the qualifiers and our promise to them is that we are going to give them something good back at home,” further added the South Africa based centre half.On the tough group that Kenya faces; “Yes it is a very tough group with two very good teams and a derby awaiting us against Tanzania, but we are ready for it. We are ready to face them and fight for victory.”Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela passes the ball under pressure from John Avire during a training session and the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluStars have been camping in Paris, France at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis and Mandela says bringing the team here has been a masterstroke as it has helped boost their morale and everyone now has no reason not to go into the pitch and bleed for the country.The team has been in Marcoussis from May 31 and is expected to depart on June 18 for Cairo.“As players this is quite a huge motivation because this is something that happens rarely in Kenya. You can see the morale in the players and the happiness that such kind of a thing has brought to us,”“We have gelled well as a team and we are like brothers here. One thing that helped us qualify was the togetherness and teamwork and being here has only made it stronger. Hopefully we carry this on to Egypt and we go do our best,” he stated.Mandela is coming off a tough season in South Africa where he just but managed to help his club Maritzburg United survive relegation after topping the three-team round robin play-off to maintain their Premier Soccer League (PSL) status.Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela during a training session and the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on June 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluBut, the former Tusker FC and Posta Rangers defender has chosen to look at it on the opposite way counting it as a successful season.“The season built the character in me and my teammates because we had to be strong mentally when things were thick. In such situations, you are forced to think outside the box and that is what helped us to survive,”“We are happy to remain in the league and now for me is to focus on AFCON then think about the new season now,” he added.The defender who has been in South Africa for five years now has been linked with a move to giants Kaizer Chiefs and champions Mamelodi Sundowns but says he has not put that in his mind at the moment.-Timothy Olobulu is reporting from Paris, France- 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Defender Brian Mandela in action during the Harambee Stars v Madagascar friendly match at the Stade Robert Bobin in Paris on June 7, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPARIS, France, June 10 – Harambee Stars defender Brian Mandela has warned that Kenya will be no easy opponent at the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) when the tournament kicks-off June 21 in Cairo, Egypt.Harambee Stars will kick off their campaign two days later against Algeria’s Desert Foxes and being in a group that also has Senegal and Tanzania, Mandela has warned anyone underrating Stars that they are in for a rude shock.last_img read more

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Supreme Court may tilt left in upcoming term

first_imgANALYSIS: Nature of cases may push swing-vote Kennedy to the opposite side this year. By Mark Sherman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is set to begin a term that could lead to enhanced rights for terrorism detainees, a ruling against part of a child pornography law and shorter prison terms for crack cocaine dealers. The court could add a blockbuster case to its calendar if the justices opt to take a Second Amendment case from Washington, D.C., that would test limits on the right to own guns. The third year of Chief Justice John Roberts’ tenure follows a contentious term that laid bare ideological divisions in a number of cases decided by one vote. The frustrations of liberal justices bubbled up in dissents read aloud in the courtroom. Among them was one read on the final day by Justice Stephen Breyer, who said of his conservative colleagues: “So few have so quickly changed so much.” While there could well be many more 5-4 decisions this term, a frequent participant in cases at the high court doubts that relations among justices will be as frayed. “I don’t think we’ll have anything like that this term,” said Carter Phillips, a lawyer with the Sidley Austin firm who has argued 54 cases before the justices. “It’s pretty clear that last year was a bruising term for the justices. They were pretty happy to get away from each other.” On the court’s calendar, the headline case so far involves the legal rights of Guantanamo detainees. The justices twice before have ruled that suspected terrorists held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba could pursue challenges to their indefinite confinement in U.S. civilian courts. Each time, the Bush administration and Congress, then under Republican control, have changed the law to try to limit the detainees’ rights. “This is the most generous set of procedures ever afforded to a nation’s military adversaries in the history of the world. They are, however, far short of what would be afforded a U.S. citizen caught up in the civilian justice system,” said Brad Berenson, who served under President Bush in the White House Counsel’s Office. Kennedy voted with the court’s liberals in both earlier cases; many scholars expect him to do so again. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Whatever happened to the court’s march to the right? The answer, it seems safe to say, is that little has changed on the bench, where Justice Anthony Kennedy remains the decisive vote between four conservatives and four liberals. The difference with the term that begins Monday is the mix of cases that are before the justices. Instead of last term’s defining cases – abortion, race and campaign finance – in which Kennedy’s views aligned him with the conservatives, the big issues are those on which Kennedy has more often sided with the liberals. The court became more conservative with Sandra Day O’Connor’s retirement in 2006. She was replaced by Justice Samuel Alito. Looking ahead to this term’s lineup of cases, “I can’t identify a significant win for conservatives,” said Thomas Goldstein, a Washington lawyer who writes about the court and argues before it. The justices are set to tackle an array of big issues. They include the legal rights of Guantanamo detainees, the constitutionality of lethal injections for executions, photo identification cards for voters and investors’ struggle to find accountability in cases of fraud. last_img read more

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JIM McDAID PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE BRIAN LENIHAN

first_imgFORMER government minister Jim McDaid has paid tribute to Brian Lenihan who passed away todayDr McDaid: “I am deeply saddened by today’s news. It has still come as a bit of shock even though he has been battling cancer for the past year and half.“Brian was our shining star and we looked to him to get us out of the demise that he was in.” The Fianna Fail stalwart and former Donegal North East TD added: “It is a sad day for Ireland and a sad day for our party.”The Fianna Fáil deputy leader and former finance minister was just 52. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December 2009.He died in the early hours of the morning at his house in west Dublin and is survived by his wife, Patricia, their two children, his mother, and three brothers and one sister.Brian Lenihan had a strong family tradition in Fianna Fáil. His father, Brian senior, was a leading figure in the party for many years, while his grandfather, aunt and brother were also Fianna Fáil TDs. Speaking on RTÉ’s Radio One, former TD and Mr Lenihan’s aunt Mary O’Rourke said: ‘It’s all over. It’s kind of unbelievable.’“He always worked for his country and he worked for the best of Ireland and I suppose in the end what anybody in public life would wish to do, and that’s what he did.“I just feel my life has almost ended, I really do.”Taoiseach Enda Kenny described Mr Lenihan as a decent man and exemplary public servant.“Brian Lenihan was exemplary in the carrying out of his public duties. “He continued a long line of representation for Ireland in public life by both his father (Brian) and grandfather (Patrick) and his family in general,” he said.“He exemplified a great sense of humanity in the public representation he gave.“I’d like to say I’ve known Brian Lenihan for many years and regard him as a friend in politics,” he added.Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin said: “Brian has fought a brave and courageous battle with a serious illness over the past 18 months.” “In all of this time, Brian never once flinched from his public duties and he showed an unceasing and untiring commitment to tackling the economic crisis facing this country.“Even when receiving debilitating treatment, Brian continued to work assiduously in the best interests of this country. For Brian Lenihan, that was always paramount.”JIM McDAID PAYS TRIBUTE TO THE LATE BRIAN LENIHAN was last modified: June 10th, 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)last_img read more

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DDTV: SPECIAL VIDEO TO MARK ENDA NICHOLLS SUCCESS AS BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR

first_imgTOP Letterkenny businessman Enda Nicholls has been named Business Person of the Year.This is a special video from Wallace Media about the man – and his business. Click to play >DDTV: SPECIAL VIDEO TO MARK ENDA NICHOLLS SUCCESS AS BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR was last modified: November 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Arena 7ENDA NICHOLLSwallace medialast_img read more

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BUSINESSMAN CALLS ON ARMY TO STOP PLAYING CARD-GAMES AND PATROL DONEGAL’S VILLAGES

first_imgA businessman leading the fightback against burglars has called for the army to “stop playing card-games” and patrol Donegal’s villages and towns to protect the elderly.Tony Morning says the army must be brought onto the streets of Donegal.Tony Morning is spearheading a campaign after the recent spate of aggravated burglaries in Manor, Carrigans, St Johnston, Raphoe and other places.More than 1,500 angry people attended a meeting where a €10,000 bounty was offered leading to the arrest of the thugs behind the robberies. Last night Mr Morning, from Manorcunningham, said the army must be told to stop playing ‘snap’ at Finner Camp army base and other army bases and protect their elderly neighbours.He stressed he has no issue with the army but his gripe rests with the Government’s inaction.“The Government must give the army permission to get out onto the streets and patrol Donegal’s villages and towns.“They must allow them out of the army base where they are playing games of ‘snap’ and ‘tig’. “I have nothing against the lads in the army – it’s the Government who need to get their act together.“I know the guys in the army would be more than happy to help protect their elderly neighbours but the order must come from the Government.“The Gardai don’t have the resources but the army do and the Government should be instructing them to do it,” he said.Mr Morning was speaking following yet another burglary locally.A 77 year old man was tied up and beaten when up to three raiders burst into his home just before 7pm last night. The gang robbed the man of €1,000 and also a legally-held shotgun on Station Road in Glenties.Mr Morning condemned the latest raid but said the community must “turn the screw” on burglars.“It is terrible that another elderly person has been preyed upon but we must continue to turn the screw on these people.“We must continue to look at every avenue of protection be that text alert or having alarms an sensors put in to as many homes as possible,” he said. BUSINESSMAN CALLS ON ARMY TO STOP PLAYING CARD-GAMES AND PATROL DONEGAL’S VILLAGES was last modified: February 15th, 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:ArmyburglariesdonegalGovernmentpensionersTony Morninglast_img read more

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COMMUNITY ALERT: EAST DONEGAL

first_img00 Silver VW Passat reported acting suspicious in Castlefin, Raphoe & Lifford areas just now.Keep an eye out everyone and if required ring Letterkenny Gardai 91 67100  COMMUNITY ALERT: EAST DONEGAL was last modified: November 6th, 2014 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)last_img read more

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Search launched for Donegal’s Open eir silver surfer!

first_imgOpen eir is delighted to announce that nominations are open for people in Donegal to enter the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards. This is the second year the company will sponsor these awards, which are run in conjunction with Age Action.The awards recognise the online achievements of older people using technology as well as the volunteers who teach these skills to thousands of older people across Ireland. Recent CSO figures show that almost half of Irish people aged over 60 have never used the internet, a disturbing statistic in an increasingly online society.Open eir and Age Action are working to change this and to open up the online world for older people in Ireland.The overall aim of the open eir Silver Surfer Awards is to raise awareness among older people of the benefits of getting online and to encourage those who are not online to give it a try by celebrating those older people already showing the way.These awards also highlight the positive impact being online makes to everyday life – whether that’s learning new skills, running a business, staying in touch with family and friends or getting to grips with social media. The six categories for the 2018 open eir Silver Surfer Awards are:* The Getting Started IT Award – An older person who is new to technology and has overcome challenges to become an IT user.* Hobbies on the Net Award – An older person who uses the internet to pursue their passion or hobby, or who uses IT for communication and social networking.* Golden IT Award – An individual over the age of 80 who uses technology to enhance their life.* Community Champion IT Award – An older person who uses the internet to benefit their community locally or nationally* The IT Enthusiast Award – The ‘Give it a Go’ older person who embraces the internet or technology with a sense of fun and adventure. * IT Tutor(s) of the Year Award – An individual or group of any age who provide voluntary support to older learners.Nominations for the awards are open from today. The closing date for entries is Wednesday, 21st February 2018. Nominations can be made through the Age Action website (www.ageaction.ie). The awards ceremony takes place in eir’s Head Office, 1HSQ, on Tuesday, 17th April 2018.Speaking about the awards Michelle Toner, Head of CSR, eir said “We are delighted to partner with Age Action once again for these Awards. Having witnessed, first-hand, the amazing and inspiring things that last year’s entrants were doing online in their everyday lives, we are even more excited for the 2018 Awards.“Our mission is to get communities in Donegal and across Ireland connected and to maximise the benefits of high speed broadband. The Awards recognise and celebrate the amazing activities Silver Surfers are doing online, demonstrating the positive difference it can make. It’s great to see so many older people getting online. I would encourage everyone who is eligible to apply for the awards to do so, that way their efforts can be recognised and celebrated.” Commenting further, John Church, CEO, Age Action spoke about the benefits going online can have for older people; “The open eir Silver Surfer Awards are all about driving home the benefit of being online to older people with the aim of getting more people in Donegal to give it a go! The awards are also a platform to celebrate older people embracing the digital world and reminds us that learning is a lifelong process. Age should never be a barrier.“It is hard to believe but almost one in five adults have never used the internet – that is more than 550,000 people in Ireland and older people are the least likely to be online! We’re delighted to have open eir on board for the awards again this year. Open eir is working hard to bring broadband to communities across Ireland and supporting the Age Action team in ensuring our Silver Surfers get the most of the exciting opportunities available online.”Age Action promotes the awards through its website, social media sites, and its Ageing Matters magazine. The awards are also promoted in secondary schools, libraries, nursing homes and in parish newsletters across the country.Search launched for Donegal’s Open eir silver surfer! was last modified: November 17th, 2017 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:awardsOpen eirsilver surferlast_img read more

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