Djokovic says he had ‘medical intervention’ on right elbow

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Rookie Mitchell scores 40, Jazz rout Suns Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 MOST READ Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates victory over France’s Gael Monfils during the men’s final tennis match at the ATP Aegon International tennis tournament in Eastbourne, southern England, on July 1, 2017.Serbia’s Novak Djokovic beat France’s Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-4. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRKNovak Djokovic says he had a “small medical intervention” on his bothersome right elbow.The 12-time Grand Slam champion and former No. 1-ranked player wrote on Instagram on Friday: “It seems like I am on the good road now to full recovery.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Djokovic sat out the last half of 2017 because of problems with his racket-swinging right arm, saying it had been bothering him for more than a year.The 30-year-old Serb made a late decision to enter the Australian Open last month, and then was clearly hampered by the elbow in a straight-set loss to Hyeon Chung of South Korea in the fourth round. Djokovic winced and grimaced throughout and took a medical timeout to have his elbow massaged.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 folkcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Read Next View comments Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbedlast_img read more

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Aldridge, Gay help Spurs beat league-best Rockets

first_imgGay demonstrated he is returning to full health with a resounding dunk and thunderous block against the Rockets.Gay ruptured his left Achilles tendon in January while playing with the Sacramento Kings, but has worked himself back to health while coming off the bench for San Antonio.“I guess they’re back,” Gay said of his hops. “I think I told someone that last game, I’m really starting to feel like myself.”UP NEXTRockets: Host Washington on Tuesday night.Spurs: Visit Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “We’ve been through some ups and downs this season, but we’re picking up at the right time,” Gay said. “There is no better time than this. This is when teams make or break themselves.”The Spurs winners of eight of their last 10, remained fourth in the Western Conference after preventing a season sweep by the Rockets, who have the NBA’s best record with a frachise-best wins total.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThere appeared to be a bit of a hangover after the Rockets clinched the West’s top seed following Golden State’s loss to Milwaukee on Thursday.“(The Spurs) played 10 times harder than we did,” Houston coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Looked like a team trying to stay in the playoffs at a good spot and (Rockets) like a team that’s already got it sewn up and we played that way. If we play that way Tuesday we’ll get our rears busted again.” Markkanen, hot-shooting Bulls top playoff-bound Wizards 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 Gay scored six points in two minutes bridging the first and second quarters, including what became a four-point play. Gay rebounded his own missed free throw after making the first and was fouled on a layup. He made the ensuing free throw.Gay finished 9 for 13 and had three rebounds and two steals.“He was tremendous today,” Spurs forward Kyle Anderson said. “You could see him kind of take over the game.”Gay later blocked a shot and then raced downcourt for a slam dunk that brought a thunderous response from the home crowd and led to a timeout by D’Antoni.Dejounte Murray had 13 points and six rebounds for the Spurs. Murray scored four of his first six points against Harden, driving twice past the Rockets star for a layup.“You’ve just got to play game to game,” Aldridge said. “You can’t get too high, too low. We’ve got to take this intensity and this focus on the road and try to get two wins on the road.TIP-INSRockets: Houston’s previous low point total came in a 103-89 loss to Memphis on Oct. 28. … Paul missed the game with a sore left leg. D’Antoni said the star guard is “not quite there but looking very good for Tuesday” against Washington. … P.J. Tucker remained in the game despite taking an elbow to the top of the head and later crashing to the floor after a rebound. … Gerald Green tweaked his right ankle with about two minutes left in the first half while scrambling for a loose ball. Green shoved Danny Green to force a stoppage and exit the game, gingerly walking on his right ankle. Gerald Green played 14 minutes in the second half.Spurs: San Antonio has at least 45 wins in 19 straight seasons, the longest streak in league history. … Popovich said he is unsure when Leonard and “his group” will clear the forward to play as Leonard continues his rehabilitation in New York with his own team of doctors.TIME TO STOPHarden says the Rockets have been coasting recently despite winning their previous 11 games. And it needs to come to an end.“It’s time to amp it back up a little bit and just get our minds and our bodies right and be ready to go,” Harden said.FEELING LIKE HIS OLD SELF Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img San Antonio outscored Houston 19-8 to open the fourth quarter in taking a 94-74 lead with 5 minutes remaining. D’Antoni opted to take his starters out two minutes later, but they struggled prior to the late benching.Houston shot 34 percent from the field and was 7 for 31 on 3-pointers.“They do a good job of trying to run us off the line,” Rockets star James Harden said. “They played much harder than us. They’re fighting for a playoff spot as well. Credit them, they came out and played well tonight.”Harden scored 25 points for Houston on 8-of-19 shooting. He also had eight assists, but dealt with foul trouble before exiting with five fouls. Eric Gordon added 18 points for the Rockets.Houston was without injured Chris Paul and San Antonio was without Kawhi Leonard, who has played in only nine games this season.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili celebrates a three-point basket by Spurs’ Patty Mills (not pictured) during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets, Sunday, April 1, 2018, in San Antonio. San Antonio won 100-83. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs took advantage of a Houston Rockets team that admitted to a lapse of focus after recently clinching the best record in the Western Conference, and pulled out a crucial win in its own playoff push.LaMarcus Aldridge had 23 points and 14 rebounds and Rudy Gay added 21 points as San Antonio held Houston to its lowest-scoring game of the season, beating the Rockets 100-83 to snap their 11-game winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism MOST READ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victimslast_img read more

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‘Evil Spirits’ on MOE Payroll

first_imgThe Assistant Minister for Teachers’ Education at the Ministry of Education (MOE) said he has unearthed names of those he claimed are “ghosts and evil spirits” on the payroll of the Ministry of Education.The alleged recent discovery, according to Assistant Minister Moses Blonkanjay Jackson, has resulted into making the country’s education system becoming the ‘staggering situation’ where the students are grossly affected.The Assistant Minister vowed to bring to the attention of authorities at the Ministry of Finance and CSA what he termed as “evil spirits,” than the usual suspected “ghosts names,” that have always appeared on the payroll.“The issue of ghost names on MOE payroll has formed part of common conversation in various circles. Unfortunately, while the MOE is chasing ghosts in the schools, there are ghosts right under its very eyes at the central offices on 3rd Street in Sinkor,” Assistant Minister Blonkanjay Jackson disclosed. The Assistant Education Minister made the revelation Sunday, May 18, when he served as guest speaker at program marking the 14th Commencement Convocation of the Liberia Educational Action for Development (LEAD) National Teachers Training Program where 24 trainees graduated in the various methods of teaching.  He spoke on the topic, “Legacy of Liberia: Staggering Education with all Kinds of Teachers.”The teachers’ training program is instituted by LEAD to complement government’s strive at revamping the education sector. But in the mind of Assistant Minister Jackson, these people—who the MOE authorities claimed to be ghosts, are not ghosts, but ‘evil spirits’ that need to be uprooted entirely from the education sector. “These evil spirits,” he observed, “go to work each working day and accomplish nothing, but to sit behind their computers, play games and watch movies until it was time to go home.” Although they do not work, he asserted that they are on MOE payroll and receiving all their benefits; “they never miss lunch time, and they are the first to leave their respective offices each day; they never get deleted from the payroll, because they are not considered to be ghosts. “Unfortunately,” he said, “some officials from the Civil Service Agency (CSA) and the Ministry of Finance’s paymasters, who have no clue of the excruciating pain that our poor teachers go through to get on payroll, think it is funny to withhold teachers’ checks or delete their names, because they are not physically present at a time and place to answer to roll call.”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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As 2014 Special Senatorial Election Results Finally Emerge Ellen Loses ‘Majority’ in Senate

first_imgThe final results of the just ended Special Senatorial Election seem to foreshadow a steep journey ahead for President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, as many of her fellow partisans who fought unsuccessfully to maintain their incumbency in the Senate will no longer be around.Among the 12 senators that stood for reelection, only two return, causing the Executive Mansion to lose about seven strong confidants from the team which was considered “the engine of Madam Sirleaf’s legislative success story” on Capitol Hill.Even though senators Isaac W. Nyenabo, Frederick D.Cherue and Cletus S. Wortoson of Grand Gedeh, River Gee and Grand Kru counties, respectively, did not seek reelection, their absence from the Senate clearly indicates the difficult circumstances the President has to struggle with while trying to make new friends in an effort to replace them.Particularly for Senator Isaac Nyenabo, who now leads Liberia’s agenda at the level of Ambassador to the European Union (EU) and Brussels, Madam Sirleaf will certainly miss his skillfull navigation of the Legislature and ability to lobby to manipulate and achieve the interest of the President.Losing the three influential personalities may not pain the presidency so much as losing a stalwart and “diehard” supporter like Gbehzohngar M. Findley of Grand Bassa County.  Senator Findley, who served for the past several years as President Pro-Tempore of the Senate, collected 10,306 votes amounting to 36.3% from behind leader, Jonathan L. Kaipay who got 16,296 or 57.4%.  This could spell real “danger” for President Sirleaf’s legislative agenda, something which is greatly needed in order to revive an already staggering legacy before the end of her second and final term in 2017.Kaipay comes from the Liberty Party, an organization believed to share a ‘mutual window’ with the Unity Party regime; and with that, many believe that winning him to the President’s side may just be a matter of time.With the arrival of pretty ‘unfamiliar’ but critical faces in the Liberian Senate for the third sitting of the 53rd Legislature, Madam Sirleaf is struggling to establish herself amongst the new senators-elect before they take seats in January 2015. According to reliable sources, the President’s Office has been engaged with placing calls to  few senators-elect and having lengthy discussions, while the National Elections Commission (NEC) has been chased for contact details of other senators-elect with whom the President does not have close interaction.Lofa County Senator Sumo G. Kupee, formerly of Unity Party, was reportedly ill-treated by UP, forcing him to seek refuge in the People’s Unification Party (PUP).  He lost to Stephen J. H. Zargo, 6,288 to 12,797.As for Maryland County John A. Ballout, one of the President’s closest confidants, who could not retain his seat, went down to former Superintendent Gbleh-bo Brown 877 to 5,192 votes. Even though UP could not give him their support, but the former UP Senator Jonathan J. Banney, a friend of Madam Sirleaf, could not stop Representative Francis Paye of National Democratic Congress (NDC) from clinching victory with 1,959 votes of the 9,176 votes cast.Margibi Senator Clarice Jah couldn’t do much to showcase her dominance as the Liberty Party seat was surrendered to new comer, Womba J. Tornonlah 7,893 to 1,967. Senator Jah chaired the Senate Executive Committee, a position she used to get closer to Madam Sirleaf.However, the Executive Committee position might likely return to presidential control with the arrival of Daniel Naatehn, who beat incumbent Theodore Momo 3,962 to 1,431 of votes cast.Interestingly, UP chairman Varney G. Sherman secured victory in Grand Cape Mount County with 13,651 votes, thereby placing him in a comfortable position to lead the Senate as President Pro-Tempore.The charisma is there, but old senators are skeptical of his alignment with Madam Sirleaf and believe offering him the job might be a replica of Findley, who was many times threatened with removal based on his ties with the Chief Executive.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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Indian companies awaiting new licensing round for oil blocks offshore Guyana

first_imgIndia High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr KJ SrinivasaAs Guyana prepares for oil production early next year, having had successful discoveries in several blocks offshore, companies in India are eagerly awaiting the opening of a new licensing round to scoop up oil blocks here.Guyana is expected to have its second oil licensing round in the first quarter of 2020.India had first expressed interest in Guyana’s budding oil and gas industry last year when a high-level Ministerial delegation, which included Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, met with Indian Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan, during a visit to the Asian country.Recently, accredited High Commissioner of India to Guyana, Dr KJ Srinivasa told Guyana Times on Wednesday that if more oil blocks become available on the market, then Indian oil companies would “seriously” consider bidding for same.“…We would await Government of Guyana, if they are planning to [open] bidding for more blocks. We would consider that seriously… Our companies believe in transparent bidding and stuff, so they will come and bid if it’s open [because] who doesn’t want oil,” he posited.Head of the Energy Department, Dr Mark Bynoe, had told reporters back in February that next year’s licensing round would be done via a competitive bidding process as opposed to one-on-one deals. He had explained too that they created a new production sharing agreement (PSA) template which will be used to guide future oil contracts.However, he noted that the template would not be a one-size-fits-all, given the varying exploration conditions, but will ensure the best deal for both the country and investor.“This is going to be used in new licensing rounds going forward. Let me emphasise, it’s a template, meaning that we will have varying conditions depending on how we are engaging… It will always be a balancing act on what Guyana wants and how Guyana perceives to get what Guyana wants,” Bynoe had stated.India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister had stated on his twitter handle in February 2018 that the meeting with the Guyanese Ministers was useful, since they “discussed the possibilities of E&P (Exploration & Production) activities by Indian companies in Guyana”.Moreover, he noted that India had agreed to work with Guyana and share its experience in the oil and gas sector. In fact, Minister Pradhan had tweeted: “(India) agreed to work with Guyana and share our experience in the entire gamut of hydrocarbon sector… (We) will share India’s cumulative experience in refinery, petrochemicals and capacity-building in the oil-and-gas sector”.Dr Srinivasa told Guyana Times on Wednesday that Indian companies such as Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Bharrat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) – all state-owned companies – would be interested in buying crude from Guyana in the future.According to the Indian envoy, his country’s refineries are geared towards refining and processing the oil from across the world.“These three are huge and they have the technical expertise, they have the knowledge and the experience to not only develop but also both upstream and downstream activities in any oil production area. They have already bid and got, and also successfully processed, many oil blocks across the world from Russia, Siberia, to Central Asia to South American – we have oil blocks,” he noted.While India already have oil stakes in many territories, it is part of the Asian economic powerhouse’s strategy to ensure security as it relates to its energy needs.With a large economy growing rapidly at 7 per cent and a population of 1.35 billion, Dr Srinivasa pointed out that India’s energy needs are humongous.“So even though we have oil – we have found oil in big quantities in India – but because of our oil requirement, we source it through imports. About 80% comes through imports from around the world,” he noted.India’s primary source for oil is the Gulf region, and up to recently, Venezuela.“We recently started importing oil from the US, so for our companies, we can get oil from anywhere around the world and we can process it as part of our strategy for energy security and also for maintaining long term contracts, and to maintain a stability of oil flow. So we are willing to negotiate with all of the countries with good oil production,” he posited.However, the Indian High Commissioner noted that India will be waiting until first oil before moving ahead with plans to buy oil from Guyana since no mechanism has been stated as how it will be disposed of.US oil giant ExxonMobil is expected to commence oil production in the first quarter of next year. The company’s first Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel, Liza Destiny, arrived in Guyana last week. The vessel can produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day and has a storage capacity of 1.6 million barrels.Another FPSO with a capacity of 220,000 barrels per day is expected as part of the Liza Phase 2 development, and a third is under consideration for the Payara development. Together, these three developments will produce more than 500,000 barrels of oil per day.last_img read more

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Alonso’s late winner sees Chelsea edge Slavia Prague

first_imgWillian himself came close to scoring on 25 minutes but slammed his right-footed effort onto the crossbar.Maurizio Sarri made seven changes from Monday’s 2-0 Premier League win over West Ham, and Chelsea took some time to warm up.Those left on the bench included Eden Hazard, who is being touted as a possible £100 million (116 million euros, $131 million) summer transfer target for Real Madrid.Slavia had the first scoring chance but captain Simon Deli narrowly missed with a diving header from Miroslav Stoch’s free-kick two minutes into the game.The Czech top-flight leaders had a rare shot on goal in the first half as Petr Sevcik saw his long-range strike stopped by away goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga.When Chelsea, who won the Europa League in 2012/13, managed to break the solid Slavia defence, it was through Willian on the left flank, but his ideas found little response from his teammates throughout the opening period.Hazard came on in the 59th minute and breathed life into Chelsea.But German centre-back Antonio Rudiger saw his shot saved by Slavia keeper Ondrej Kolar and then headed wide, while Willian missed with a low shot.Slavia kept Arrizabalaga busy shortly before conceding the only goal, as the Spanish ‘keeper stopped Ibrahim Traore’s blast before diving to parry away Jan Boril’s acrobatic left-footed attempt.Owned by Chinese developer Sinobo, Slavia missed around 2,000 fans banned from the stadium by UEFA over misconduct during their last-32 game against Genk.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Marcos Alonso grabbed Chelsea an away goal with just four minutes to play© AFP Michal CIZEKPRAGUE, Czech Republic, Apr 11 – Marcos Alonso’s 86th-minute header gave Chelsea the edge over hard-working Slavia Prague with a 1-0 win in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final in the Czech capital on Thursday.The Spanish left-back capitalised on a fine cross by Brazilian winger Willian, the tireless mastermind of Chelsea’s attack on a chilly night.last_img read more

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Manhattan Project physicist, nuclear arms activist dead

first_imgBy Juliana Barbassa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SAN FRANCISCO – Wolfgang K.H. Panofsky, a physicist who was a consultant on the Manhattan Project and devoted much of his life to promoting nuclear arms control, has died. He was 88. Panofsky, affectionally known as “Pief,” had a heart attack Monday in Los Altos, Stanford University officials said. “He was a towering figure, admired greatly not only as a great scientist and a leader, but as a man deeply committed to principle, and to the issue of arms control,” said Sidney Drell, a professor who works at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, a lab Panofsky was instrumental in developing. He won the National Medal of Science in 1969 and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Enrico Fermi Award in 1979, and he played a key role in shaping the government’s science and nuclear policies. “He was moved by a deep ethical concern,” Drell said. “He had worked on the atom bomb project, and understood what would be the effect of a nuclear war. He was profoundly committed to enhancing prospects of peace.” Panofsky was born in Berlin on April 24, 1919, the son of prominent art historian Erwin Panofsky. He showed scientific promise at an early age. After his father, fearing for his Jewish family’s well-being in mid-1930s Germany, accepted a teaching post in the United States, Panofsky attended Princeton University. He enrolled at 15 and after graduation pursued a doctorate at the California Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in 1942 and married Adele Irene DuMond, the daughter of the physicist in whose lab he had worked as a graduate student. At first classified as an “enemy alien” under California’s wartime enemy exclusion law, he soon became a naturalized citizen and worked from 1943 to 1945 as a consultant on the Manhattan Project, which produced the atomic bomb. He is remembered as a tireless adviser to Presidents Eisenhower through Carter and important figures in their administrations on issues of international security.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

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Vote to destroy housing stirs protests

first_imgAfter roughly 30 minutes of on-again, off-again struggle to get into the meeting, protesters fell back, continuously chanting with bullhorns. An afternoon storm thinned the demonstrators, some of whom had been waiting since 7 a.m. to enter, and the crowd disappeared altogether shortly after the afternoon vote. At the peak of the confusion, some 70 protesters were facing about a dozen mounted police and 40 more law enforcement officers on foot. The meeting itself was mostly peaceful, although an early fight in the chambers between protesters and police caused a brief interruption. Some public-housing residents repeated during the daylong debate that they welcome the plan to replace the decades-old structures with mixed-income housing. Other residents and their advocates said they fear that the plan will result in loss of badly needed housing for the city’s low-income black residents. The vote crossed racial lines, with the three black council members joining four whites. HUD says about 3,000 families who once lived in New Orleans public housing remain scattered across the country, and social workers say the number of homeless people in the area has doubled to about 12,000. There is no consensus on what’s best for New Orleans’ poor, even among public housing residents.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW ORLEANS – Despite occasionally violent protests outside, the City Council voted Thursday in favor of demolishing some 4,500 public-housing units, a milestone in the city’s effort to balance its heritage and its hurricane-rebuilding efforts. The unanimous vote to permit the federal government to tear down four public-housing developments – a critical moment in a protracted fight between the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and residents, activists and preservationists – followed hours of debate and periodic clashes in the street. Police used chemical spray and stun guns as dozens of protesters tried to force their way into the packed City Council chamber. One woman was sprayed and dragged from the gates. Emergency workers took her away on a stretcher. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champAnother woman said she was stunned by officers, and still had what appeared to be a Taser wire hanging from her shirt. “I was just standing, trying to get into my City Council meeting,” said the dazed woman, Kim Ellis, who was taken away in an ambulance. “Is this what democracy looks like?” Bill Quigley, a Loyola University law professor who opposes demolition, said as he held a strand of Taser wire he said had been shot into another of the protesters. Quigley said he believed the crackdown violated public-meeting laws. Protesters said they pushed against the iron gates that kept them out of the building because the Housing Authority of New Orleans had disproportionately allowed supporters of the demolition to pack the chambers. last_img read more

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US ARMY TANKS FOUND OFF DONEGAL COAST!

first_imgAMERICAN Army tanks have been found off the coast of Donegal.The war machines ended up at the bottom of the Atlantic after going down aboard an American war vessels during World War Two!The Empire Heritage was a tanker for the Ministry of War Transport. It was part of a convoy of nearly 100 ships en route from New York to the Clyde, when it was torpedoed and sunk 28km northwest of Malin Head on 8 September 1944. The Geological Survey of Ireland (GSI) and the Marine Institute has launched an illustrated book entitled “Warships, U-Boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters”.The tanks off Malin Head are featured.Many of the 300 shipwrecks featured in the book where not know about before this survey.The publication was launched by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD together with Fergus O’Dowd TD, Minister of State, Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources.The GSI and Sunk: The Empire HeritageAccording to Minister O’Dowd, the collaboration has “truly made Ireland a leader in this field of Endeavour.”Minister Deenihan said “The current database holds over 13,000 wrecks and is an essential management tool for the preservation, protection and promotion of Ireland’s rich maritime archaeological heritage.”O’Dowd, commented that “as an island nation we instinctively know that our seas are important, but perhaps we are not fully aware of the scale of this natural resource and heritage they hold”.He added that “over 80% of our national territory lies beneath our seas, and that many of the benefits that might be realised for the Country from this resource, are as yet undiscovered.”Other vessels sunk off the Donegal coast include: The Justica (below) passenger liner, capable of carrying 3,430 passengers, was lost on 20 July 1918 off Malin Head. On 19 July, it was en route from Liverpool to New York when it was attacked by UB-64. It survived that attempt. The next day, it was attacked again when it was under tow. Eventually it sank, with the loss of 16 lives. The HMS Audacious (below now and at the time of the sinking), a 23,000-tonne dreadnought battleship, considered to be unsinkable, sank in 27 October 1914 off Malin Head after striking a mine. US ARMY TANKS FOUND OFF DONEGAL COAST! was last modified: October 4th, 2013 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:Donegal shipwrecksEmpire HeritageU-Boats & Liners – A Guide to Shipwrecks Mapped in Irish Waters”“Warshipslast_img read more

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ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE GIVES ITS DONEGAL HEROES A GREAT SEND OFF

first_imgStudent from St.Eunan’s College show their support for Minor players from St.Eunan’s College: Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle andDavid Tyrell and their Maths teacher and Donegal Senior, Colm Anthony McFadden.Minor players from St.Eunan’s College: Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle and David Tyrell with Honours Maths teacher and Donegal Senior, Colm Anthony McFadden.Staff and students from St.Eunan’s College have come out in force to support their fellow pupils and Maths teacher ahead of Sunday’s crucial double header with Dublin at Croke Park.Minor stars and St.Eunan’s pupils Conor Morrison, Michael Miller, Cormac Callaghan, Connall O’Boyle and David Tyrell are first up to face the Dubs in their MFC semi-final at 1.30pm.Then their Maths teacher Colm McFadden will look to shoot Donegal into their second All-Ireland final in three years. Staff and fellow students came out in support of the players by proudly wearing their Donegal colours at school today.It’s the first time in Donegal’s illustrious history were both the Minors and Seniors play in All-Ireland semi-finals on the same day.Sunday promises to be an historic occasion and Donegal fans are praying for a double win over Dublin.Principal Chris Darby told Donegal Daily, “It’s a wonderful achievement for the school to have so many representatives involved on what is an historic day for Donegal GAA. “We just want to wish all the players involved all the very best, and hopefully both sides can overcome Dublin and book their place in the All-Ireland final. ST. EUNAN’S COLLEGE GIVES ITS DONEGAL HEROES A GREAT SEND OFF was last modified: August 29th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Colm McFaddendonegalnewsSportSt.Eunan’s Collegelast_img read more

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