remarkable performance Natalie Neita-Headley, minister with responsibility of sport, has lauded the country’s Special Olympics movement as brand Jamaica contributors. The athletes returned home with 29 medals, admiration, and respect from the Special Olympics World Games 2015 in Los Angeles, the United States, which was hosted from July 25 to August 2. An official welcome celebration and press conference were held yesterday at the Pineapple Room at the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston. “I pledge my continued support on behalf of the prime minister, the Honourable Portia Simpson Miller, and the people of Jamaica,” Neita-Headley said as she greeted the athletes. “We pledge to continue to give our unwavering support to the Special Olympics movement, and thank you for what you have done for Brand Jamaica. We love you very much,” Neita-Headley continued. “The input of the private sector in a partnership with Government is critical for the advancement of sport. Give Digicel a round of applause,” she said, while speaking to athletes, team members, and supporters present. The telecommunications company sponsored the team to the recently concluded Games, and its chief executive officer, Sean Latty, also paid tribute to the Jamaica representatives. “Congratulations to the entire Special Olympics Jamaica team on their remarkable performance at the World Games. Their determination to succeed is quite admirable. We hope that this is an inspiration to everyone, especially during this period of our Independence celebrations,” said Latty. “Digicel has been a proud sponsor of the Special Olympics team since 2001, and we remain committed to do everything we can to build awareness and show Jamaica just how extraordinary they are,” the Digicel CEO added. “We are, therefore, very proud to have been a part of their journey to the World Games and even more excited with their achievements and the haul of 29 medals.” Of the 69 members, Jamaica earned 29 medals from track and field, aquatics, basketball, badminton, volleyball, football, female futsal, and bocce. Track and field accounted for 13 medals. While proud of her team, Special Olympics of Jamaica president Lorna Bell said, “The medal haul is important, but for us in Special Olympics, it is not something that is really important.” She described the event as a life-changing experience for the athletes, who represented Jamaica in front of 80,000 people and other global audiences. “For the closing ceremony, we were excited to know that we (Jamaica) got the best seat in the house and that the Shriver family concentrated so much on Jamaica. That was really a tear jerker for us, and we were the envy of all the other countries, especially the Caribbean countries,” she told The Gleaner. Tim Shriver is president of Special Olympics’ world governing body.
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Simmons added 10 rebounds and eight assists.“We’re just getting back in the flow,” Embiid said. “By playoff time, we’ll be back to normal.”One night removed from a surprising 25-point win over second-place Toronto, Cleveland, owner of the third-worst record in the NBA, put a big scare into the third-place team in the East.After shooting just 22 percent from the field in the first quarter to fall behind 24-12, the Cavs took a 38-37 lead midway through the second quarter on two straight 3-pointers by Osman. Playing against one of the league’s worst defenses, the Sixers had 21 turnovers, including 14 in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying View comments “We did a lot of damage ourselves in terms of the turnover,” Simmons said. “At the same time, they had the energy, which we were lacking a little bit.”Both teams gave key players planned days of rest: Jimmy Butler for Philadelphia and Kevin Love for Cleveland. Besides Love, the Cavs were also missing, among others, Marquese Chriss (suspension), Tristan Thompson (foot), Matthew Dellavedova (concussion) and Larry Nance Jr. (ribs).“I think we’re moving in the right direction,” Cleveland coach Larry Drew said. “Playing against two tough teams, as we have the last couple of nights, and competing at the level that we’ve been able to compete at, I think it says a lot about the team.”TIP-INSCavaliers: Former Sixer Nik Stauskas had nine points off the bench, hitting two straight 3-pointers in the second quarter. . Cleveland surprised the Sixers during its last trip to Philly, notching a 121-112 win in November.76ers: Zhaire Smith, a 2018 first-round draft pick, was recalled from the Delaware Blue Coats before the game but did not play. The rookie, who fractured his foot in August, has yet to make his NBA debut. . Center Boban Marjanovic, who returned to the court after missing six straight contests, scored 11 points after first checking into a big ovation.KING JAMESMaking his first start as a Sixer, in place of Butler, James Ennis III scored 10 of his 12 points in the first half. He also had an exciting follow slam at the beginning of the fourth quarter and was, according to coach Brett Brown, “one of the team’s best defensive players” on the night.“James did a great job,” Embiid said. “He’s settling in comfortably. And we’re going to need him for the rest of the season and the playoffs.”Ennis came over to Philly in a trade deadline deal with the Rockets last month. Ben Simmons scored 26 points, Embiid had 19 rebounds and made some big plays down the stretch, and the 76ers held off the Cleveland Cavaliers 106-99 on Tuesday night.“Myself and Jo, we take a lot of responsibility to try to get the team going, whether it’s with energy or defense,” Simmons said. “Jo did a great job on the defensive end.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsCollin Sexton led the Cavaliers with 26 points, including a layup with 3:10 left that pulled Cleveland within one. Cedi Osman added 18 and put the Cavs ahead 97-96 with under 3 minutes to go as boos rained down in Philly.But Mike Scott responded with a 3-pointer to put the 76ers back ahead. And after Simmons made a free throw and Jordan Clarkson a layup for Cleveland, Embiid followed his own miss with a thunderous dunk to give the Sixers a 102-99 lead with under a minute left. Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton, left, shoots against Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid, right, of Cameroon, during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Philadelphia. 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In the junior class Ty Hollingshead came away with the win. Second spot went to Katie Hollingshead. Mitchell Parker was the winner in the pure street races, and Rick Rafter was the runner up.Top spot in the no box class went to Andy Closkey, and second was Clint Dalla-Vecchia. Winning the box class races was Brian Barby, while the runner up was Graham Foster.Warren Liba was the winner of the bike/sled races. Second place was David Marsh.- Advertisement -Final point calculations in each of the classes are still being tabulated and will be released at the year end banquet in October or November.
The 2011 annual Fort St. John Gradfest is approaching and organizers are asking for the public’s help to make this year’s event a success.This year’s North Peace Secondary School Gradfest will take place on June 30 at the Fort St. John curling rink. The Hollywood-themed event is being organized by parents and volunteers, with the intention of putting on a fun-filled and safe celebration after students’ graduation.- Advertisement -The event will include games, food and prizes.However, in order to make the entire evening a success, roughly 100 volunteers are required and the Gradfest Committee is asking residents to consider volunteering their time.The Gradfest Facebook page is a new addition this year. The Facebook page will be updated with more information as the event date approaches.Anyone who is interested in volunteering should contact Carl Desmit at 250-787-1018 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.Advertisement Organizers are also asking for prize, beverages and monetary donations for the event. Anyone who is interested in contributing or would like further information, can contact the fundraising organizer Linda Huffman at 250-785-0029 or email her at email@example.com.
1 West Brom chairman Jeremy Peace says his club is a calmer place after chopping and changing managers and players during the summer.Spaniard Pepe Mel was relieved of his duties after narrowly keeping the club up last season and Alan Irvine was installed as head coach.The Baggies released ten players at the end of last season and have brought in 11 including £10m record signing Brown Ideye, and Peace says it has brought a sense of tranquility to the Hawthorns.“It does seem a happier place, very much so,” Peace told the club’s website. “They all seem to be in quite a good place. The feedback to me has been very positive. Around the place people seem to be calmer.“They are still hungry, they still want success. I don’t think there will be a shortage of effort. They will give it their best shot.“I think we’ve done well to do what we’ve done. At the start of the summer, we set our target to start the season with 22 players – 19 outfield and three goalkeepers. We ended up with 25 because we wanted to give our head coach as many options as possible. Two of the ‘extras’ are loan agreements so we are comfortable about that.” West Brom manager Alan Irvine
The two women entering the Bluestack shop in Falcarragh.A woman who was part of a gang who stole €800 of jewellery from a shop in Falcarragh has been banned from entering the town for a year.Florica Rostas, 31, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today charged with theft.A previous court heard how Ms Rostas and another woman had duped a shop assistant at the Bluestack Shop into handing over €819 worth of gold bracelets and rings in a ‘slightof hand’ robbery trick. The two women appeared on CCTV footage in connection with the robbery on November 5th last which was published on Donegal Daily.The women were identified two days later and arrested by Gardai.Garda Niall Maguire told the court “It was a slight of hand.“The shop assistant had handed over the goods but the women appeared to change their minds and handed back the goods but the bag was empty.”Mr Rostas was brought before the court after it was revealed that she was already serving a suspended sentence for a previous theft.Judge Paul Kelly said he was concerned that Ms Rostas, a widowed mother-of-two young children, was going around the country stealing.She had a previous address in Clondlakin in Dublin but said she had been living in Ballybofey for the past four months.This was disputed by local Gardai.Judge Kelly said “Why was she committing thefts in different parts of the country when she had a young child to look after? Whats to stop her doing it again?”He sentenced Ms Rostas to four months in prison but suspended it for 12 months.As part of the conditions he also banned her form entering the town of Falcarragh for 12 months.“If I see her again she is going to jail – child or no child,” he said.The other accused Monica Rostas, 28, of 14 Sweetrush Street in Tallaght, Dublin, was previously fined €150 for the theft of the jewellery at the shop in Falcarragh.WOMAN BANNED FROM ENTERING FALCARRAGH AFTER JEWELLERY SHOP ROBBERY was last modified: November 23rd, 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:Bluestack shopCCTVFalcarraghtheft
“Instead of continuing to eke out the information, drip by drip, on an almost daily basis, adding to the list of those whose personal information is at risk, the Department of Veterans Affairs must get to the bottom of this now, fix the problem and put veterans’ minds at ease,” he said. Joe Davis, a spokesman for Veterans of Foreign Wars, said the VA must come clean after three weeks of “this debacle.” In the VA statement, Nicholson said the total number of military personnel affected by the theft – 26.5 million – remains unchanged. The VA initially assumed its data would only include veterans, but upon closer investigation it realized it had records for active-duty personnel because they are eligible to receive certain VA benefits such as GI Bill educational assistance and the home loan guarantee program. The VA previously has said that veterans discharged before 1975 might also be affected if they submitted claims. The lawsuit filed Tuesday demands that the VA fully disclose which military personnel are affected by the data theft and seeks $1,000 in damages for each person – up to $26.5 billion total. The veterans are also seeking a court order barring VA employees from using sensitive data until independent experts determine proper safeguards. Veterans groups have criticized the VA for a three-week delay in publicizing the burglary. The VA initially disclosed the burglary May 22, saying it involved the names, birth dates and Social Security numbers – and in some cases, disability codes – of veterans discharged since 1975.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2His announcement came shortly after the Pentagon distributed a briefing memo to Congress – obtained by The Associated Press – that said the 50,000 figure cited over the weekend was understated. The disclosure is the latest in a series of revisions by the government on who was affected since publicizing the burglary on May 22. At the time, the VA said the stolen data involved up to 26.5 million veterans discharged since 1975, as well as some of their spouses. It also came as a coalition of veterans’ groups charged in a lawsuit against the federal government Tuesday that their privacy rights were violated by the theft. The class-action lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Washington, is the second suit brought since the VA disclosed the burglary two weeks ago. Veterans advocates immediately expressed outrage. “The magnitude of this data breach is simply breathtaking and overwhelming,” said Rep. Lane Evans, D-Ill., the top Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. He called on the Government Accountability Office, Congress’ investigative arm, to launch an investigation and get a full accounting. WASHINGTON – Personal data on about 2.2 million active-duty military, Guard and Reserve personnel – not just 50,000, as initially believed – were among those stolen from a Veterans Affairs employee last month, the government said Tuesday. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson said the agency was mistaken when it said over the weekend that up to 50,000 Navy and National Guard personnel – and no other active-duty personnel – were affected by the May 3 burglary. In fact, names, birth dates and Social Security numbers of as many as 1.1 million active-duty personnel from all the armed forces – or 80 percent of all active-duty members – are believed to have been included, along with 430,000 members of the National Guard, and 645,000 members of the Reserves. “VA remains committed to providing updates on this incident as new information is learned,” Nicholson said in a statement, explaining that it discovered the larger numbers after the VA and Pentagon compared their electronic files more closely.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 With all of the Yankees’ offensive firepower, it was rookie Robinson Cano who came up with the big hit, a two-out, three-run double in the first inning that set the tone for the night. Angels left fielder Garret Anderson, who had played left field only once since Sept. 20 because of a sore back, was playing shallow by design and got a poor jump on the ball. “If you’re playing back in that situation, a line drive in front of you scores two runs,” said Angels coach Ron Roenicke, who positions the outfielders. “We just put (outfielders) in place where (hitters) are apt to hit the ball, and (Cano) smoked it. In general, not too many left-handers drive the ball in this ballpark the opposite way.” But Cano did, and it was the difference in the game. “Since I was a little kid, I used to hit the ball to left field,” Cano said. “That’s something I’ve been working on the whole year here in the big leagues, and to use the whole field.” Colon pounded his fist into his glove after the play, upset he couldn’t get the final out of the inning. The Angels might have hoped to relive some of that postseason magic of 2002 when they asked ex-Angels pitcher Troy Percival to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the New York Yankees on Tuesday night. Maybe that was the problem: Percival, wearing jeans and a black shirt, was throwing the first pitch of the game, not the last. The Angels had no need for a closer, not after their starter struggled early and put them in a hole from which they could not climb out. The Yankees jumped on Bartolo Colon in the first inning and rode the arm of starter Mike Mussina and the bullpen to a 4-2 win and 1-0 series lead before 45,142 at Angel Stadium. Photo gallery: Angels vs Yankees “I was looking to throw a fastball away, but it was maybe a little higher than I wanted,” Colon said of the 2-2 pitch. “He hit it higher than I thought he would.” Anderson was unavailable for comment because he left the ballpark before reporters were allowed into the clubhouse after the game. Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield and Derek Jeter had two hits apiece for the Yankees, who could not muster any more offense after the second inning. Colon, the probable Cy Young Award winner in the American League, had his worst start of the season this year against the Yankees back on April 26 in a 12-4 loss. Tuesday, he settled down after his early-inning troubles and went seven innings, allowing four runs and eight hits. He allowed only one Yankees baserunner to reach scoring position after the second inning, but by then, the damage had been done. Mussina, who carried a 14-8 career record against the Angels into the game, shut out the Angels on five hits through 5 2/3 innings. The Angels’ only runs of the game came on Bengie Molina’s solo homer off Tanyon Sturtze with one out in the seventh inning, and Darin Erstad’s one-out RBI single in the ninth off Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, who earned the save. Their best opportunity to get to Mussina came in the second inning when Juan Rivera singled with two out and Steve Finley followed with a liner into the right-field corner that took a Yankees bounce when it one-hopped into the seats. “I think the key (play) was the ball bouncing into the seats,” Mussina said. “Because Rivera was going to score if the ball stays in play, and Finley might have ended up on third.” Adam Kennedy popped out to left to end the threat. “(If) I get a base hit in the second and the lead is cut in half, and (the 4-0 deficit) is not that big of a deal,” Kennedy said. “After that we couldn’t get much going.” Colon retired the first two batters of the game, then yielded consecutive singles to Giambi, Sheffield and Hideki Matsui, setting the stage for Cano, who came up with the biggest hit of his young career. “The kid had a great at-bat,” Yankees manager Joe Torre said. “That’s not easy to do. To have that kind of an at-bat in that kind of situation was really something.” The Yankees added to their lead in the second inning, again coming up with clutch two-out hits. After Colon struck out both Bernie Williams and Bubba Crosby to begin the inning, Jeter singled to spark the rally. Colon fell behind in the count to Alex Rodriguez, 2-0, then drilled him with a pitch in the back. Rodriguez has hit Colon well during his career, batting .442 (19 for 43) with seven home runs, including three in one game earlier this season. Giambi followed with his second hit in the day, a line drive into the right-field corner to drive home Jeter for a 4-0 Yankees lead. Through the first two innings, the Yankees were 6 for 8 with two outs, and Colon had already made 48 pitches. Losing the first game of a playoff series is nothing new to the Angels, who lost the first game in each of their three series in 2002, and they won all three. “Obviously it wasn’t by design then and it’s not by design now,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “We have to keep playing our game, and we have to do a little better job offensively.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
An appeal has been launched to find a motorcyclist whose phone fell from their pocket while travelling through Manorcunningham.The woman who has launched the appeal explained to Donegal Daily that the phone belongs to a motorcyclist who travelled through the area on St. Stephen’s day.“Whilst out walking on the Galdonagh Road, Manorcunningham on Boxing Day between 11am and 12 midday a motorcyclist passed myself and a friend travelling at high speed, and their iPhone fell out of possibly their coat/ back pocket,” she said. The woman says it is rose gold, and could possibly be a part of the iPhone Plus range.She has left the phone in to Letterkenny Garda Station.Appeal launched to find motorcyclist whose phone fell from pocket while driving was last modified: January 3rd, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:foundIPHONEletterkennylostmanorcunningham
A family-run Ballyshannon craft company has announced it is to close with the loss of 13 jobs.Celtic Weave China, a specialist pottery firm which has been in operation since 1985, is to cease trading following an announcement this week.The company is run by directors Tommy and Patricia Daly. The current Celtic Weave team is the fourth generation of the Daly Family to reach the level of Master Craftsmen.The product line includes woven baskets and giftware, all uniquely crafted and handpainted by Patricia.In a statement, the directors say the company is not going into liquidation, and that all liabilities will be settled, including statutory redundancy payments due to staff.Celtic Weave China was also the designer of select products by Tiffany & Co. Popular pottery shop announces closure – 13 jobs lost was last modified: January 12th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BallyshannonCeltic Weave Chinadonegaljob losses?