Extra funding for Letterkenny relief road

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Google+ Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Extra funding for Letterkenny relief road Pinterest Facebook An extra €50,000 is being provided by the National Roads Authority for works on the proposed Bonagee link section of the Letterkenny Relief Road.It’s now hoped that a specialist ground investigation project can begin next month.Welcoming the allocation, Cllr Ciaran Brogan said it’s an important statement of commitment to the relief road at a time when speculation is focussed on projects being abandoned or postponed……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/cbrog1pm.mp3[/podcast] 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Previous articleInishowen councillors meet labour ministerNext articleJedward At Xtravision July 2010 News Highland center_img WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – July 23, 2010 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp Twitter Newsx Adverts Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

AP analysis: Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) — The executions at the end of Donald Trump’s presidency, completed in short windows over a few weeks, likely acted as a superspreader event. That’s according to records reviewed by The Associated Press. It was something health experts had warned could happen when the Justice Department insisted on resuming executions during a pandemic. By the end of 2020, 70% of death row inmates were sick with COVID-19. Guards were ill. Traveling prisons staff on the execution team had the virus. So did media witnesses, who may have unknowingly infected others when they returned home because they were never told about the spreading cases.last_img read more

The future of securing payments

first_imgEmbrace tokenization and authentication to combat fraudby: Robert JarosinskiThe idea of paying for goods or services has a long history.As a paying society, we’ve gone from bartering for goods in 9,000 BC to using precious metal coins in 700 BC to the first-ever charge card in the 1920s.The technology rooted in this history has also evolved, improving security, increasing simplicity, adding convenience, and reducing cost.The challenge today is that we are inundated with too many choices. However, when you boil down the key functionality of each leading technology, it becomes clear that the future of payments is tokenization and authentication.TokenizationWhile tokenization has been used in various forms since the 1970s, it recently gained popularity in the payments industry with Apple leveraging it through Apple Pay. continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Works Its Holiday Magic at Northport’s Engeman Theater

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It began to feel a lot like Christmas  when the musical version of one of the most heartwarming  holiday classics of all time,  Miracle on  34th Street, enlivened the stage at Northport’s John W. Engeman Theater right before Thanksgiving.A holiday show is a genre all its own. It must be family friendly, and evoke nostalgia and sentimentality while it tugs on our heartstrings, yet have music and glitz that fire up the imagination.Directed by Richard Dolce, the theater’s producing artistic director, Miracle on 34th Street delivers this and so much more.Valentine Davies’ sentimental tale, which pits the yearnings of our inner child against the dictates of reason, inspired the Academy Award-winning 1947 movie starring Maureen O’Hara and Natalie Wood. The book, music and lyrics for the musical were penned by Meredith Willson of The Music Man fame. The extremely gifted composer, songwriter and playwright’s deep understanding of human nature shines throughout this production.This show transports us back to Manhattan in the early ’60s. It’s Thanksgiving morning, and families are embracing the gaiety of the season and anticipating the big parade. Doris Walker, a single mother and Macy’s Department Store executive, has the challenge of orchestrating the festive procession down to the letter.Soured by a failed marriage, Doris is all work and no play, a staunch pragmatist who has discouraged her young daughter Susan from believing in anything remotely imaginative, including Santa Claus.Yet after Susan develops a relationship with  charismatic Fred Gailey, a retired marine captain who is about to embark on a career as an attorney, she cannot help but start to believe in the Jolly Old Elf and long for a father.Meanwhile, back at Macy’s, a  major stumbling block is miraculously  averted when a rosy-faced gentleman bearing  an uncanny resemblance to Santa Claus—and going  by the unlikely name of Kris Kringle—steps up replace  the shamefully drunken gentleman hired to greet the kids in the toy department.Kringle, who genuinely loves children, more than fits the bill and accomplishes the inconceivable by promoting good will between Macy’s and its rival, Gimbel’s. Here, Kringle breaks the fourth wall by distributing candy canes to the audience, adding to the festivity.When Kringle indicates that he really believes that he is Santa, he is subjected to a psychological brow-beating by Dr. Sawyer, an egotistical psychologist, and threatened with commitment to Bellevue Hospital.Willson’s treatment of the romantic subplot adds new dimension to the story. Doris and Fred immediately get off on the wrong foot, and express their mutual disdain in the delightful duet, “Look, Little Girl.” There seems to be no common ground between Fred, a confirmed bachelor who refers to women as dames, and Doris, a smart cookie who has succeeded in breaking Macy’s glass ceiling. Yet, their body language says otherwise, especially when Fred unexpectedly kisses Doris, and she kisses him back. Can these opposites really attract?The action really heats up in Act II. I particularly enjoyed “She Hadda Go Back,” a delicious slice of musical repartee between Fred and his card-playing buddies during which Fred parades his knowledge of female reasoning.Fred must somehow defend Kringle’s sanity and his honor by proving that the man is really Santa. Will this mission impossible be Kris’s undoing? The shenanigans that animate the courtroom are  worth the price of admission.Kevin McGuire, who plays Kringle, is a consummate professional who has appeared in Les Miserables,  Phantom of the Opera and The Secret Garden. He begins to cast his spell as soon as he steps on stage, and the result is pure magic.It is through the eyes of little Susan Walker that we navigate what we know to be true and our heart’s desire. She is alternately played  by Meaghan Marie McInnes and Sophia  Eleni Kekllas. Meaghan, who performed the night that I attended, is incredibly endearing. She graces the stage with great poise and she has a beautiful singing voice. When she smiles, you can’t help but be smitten.Many may remember Kim Carson, who plays the doubting Thomasina Doris Walker, from her starring roles in Engeman’s The Music Man, South Pacific, and Camelot. She delivers an astoundingly charismatic performance and her singing is outstanding.  Her Act II solo, “Love Come Take Me,” brought tears to my eyes.The chemistry between Carson and Aaron Ramey, who plays Fred, her romantic sparring partner, rings true. Ramey, who has appeared on stage and on television, excels as a man who has unwittingly met his match.A number of actors rein in the laughs with their own unique blend of comedy.  These include Matt Wolpe (as Marvin Shellhammer) and John Little (Dr. Sawyer). I particularly loved the humorous song, “That Man Over There,” as delivered by R.H. Macy (Bill Nolte) and the ensemble during Kringle’s commitment hearing at the New York Supreme Court.Kathleen Doyle’s costumes—the  plaid dresses, the wonderful cloth coats—will have you nostalgic for this bygone era.I believe that this is the ninth production that Antoinette DiPietropolo has choreographed for the Engeman Theater, and as always, her work is outstanding.Miracle on 34th Street  runs through January 4. Tickets can be purchased at the theater’s box office, 250 Main St, Northport, or by calling 261-2900 or going to: www.engemantheater.com.  (Photo credit: John W. Engeman Theater)last_img read more

Teresa Mason, 67, Rexville

first_imgTeresa Mason, 64, of Rexville passed away at 3:48pm, Thursday, July 23rd, 2020 at her residence. She was born at Batesville on September 19th, 1955 the daughter of Everett and Dorothy Marion Cole. She Married Jerry Mason in 1983 and he preceded her in death in 2014. Survivors include her sons; Jason Platt of Manchester and Justin (Shannon) Platt of Loveland, Ohio, two step sons; David Mason of Corbin KY and Mark (Idella) Mason of Walhalla, SC, three granddaughters; Ashley, Emma and Ava, four step grandchildren; Jessica, Jennifer, Joey and Olivia, three step great grandchildren; five brothers Kenny (Judy) Cole of Osgood, Paul (Kim) Cole of Emerson, KY, Bobby Cole of Versailles, Randy Cole of New Marion and Wendell Cole of Benham, Four sisters; Brenda (Jim) Smith of New Marion, Barb (Dick) Shadday of Rexville, Beverly (Fred) Holler of New Marion, Lori Rudolph of Versailles. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers; James Everett Cole and Charles Douglas Cole. Teresa was a homemaker and took long term loving care of her family in great need. Funeral Service will be 12noon, Tuesday, July 28th, 2020 at New Marion Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Carter and Rev. Ed Roberts officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00am until time of service. Memorials may be given to Safe Passage, New Marion Cemetery or St. Jude’s Hospital in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img— The Titans have made a switch at kicker, agreeing to terms with veteran Stephen Gostkowski (gahst-KOW’-skee) and waiving Greg Joseph. Gostkowski is a four-time Pro Bowl kicker who has made 87% of his field goals with the fifth-best field goal percentage in NFL history. — The Browns have acquired safety Ronnie Harrison from the Jaguars for a fifth-round pick. Harrison has played in 28 games and made 103 tackles along with three interceptions.— All NFL and NFL Players Association facilities will close on Election Day, and the league and union will televise a one-hour program next week for players to highlight work being done to advance social justice. The league and the players’ union said Thursday they want to “ensure that every member of the NFL family has an opportunity to exercise the precious right to vote” on Nov. 3. — Giants co-owner John Mara reiterated his support for a player’s right to protest social issues. While he prefers the team to stand during the national anthem, he will support the rights of those who choose to kneel and make a statement. NCAA-FOOTBALL MLB-NEWSMengden tests positive for coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — Oakland Athletics right-hander Daniel Mengden has tested positive for the coronavirus and is quarantined at home in Houston. He received the result that forced Oakland and Major League Baseball to postpone four games this week. A’s general manager David Forst said that Mengden is asymptomatic and was placed on the 10-day injured list. The A’s don’t know how Mengden contracted the coronavirus. MLB said the A’s will resume their schedule on Friday. Game 7 is Friday.RACIAL INJUSTICE-NHLNHL, players unveil series of anti-racism initiativesEDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The NHL has unveiled a series of anti-racism initiatives more than eight months after Akim Aliu (ah-KEEM’ ah-LEE’-yoo) brought the topic to the forefront in the predominantly white sport.The league and NHL Players’ Association are planning mandatory inclusion and diversity training for all players at camp. They are partnering with the Hockey Diversity Alliance to launch a grassroots program for young players of color in the Toronto area They are also working together on several inclusion committees aimed at encouraging diversity among executives, pro and youth players and fans. Update on the latest sports OG Anunoby (an-uh-NOH’-bee) grabbed a crosscourt inbounds pass from Kyle Lowry and drained a 3-pointer at the horn. It came just a half-second after Daniel Theis (tys) dunked to give Boston a two-point lead.Lowry played virtually the whole way, finishing with 31 points, eight assists and six rebounds. Fred VanVleet scored 25 points, Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) had 16 and Anunoby 12.Kemba Walker scored 29 points for Boston, which lost for the first time in seven playoff games.The Clippers had a much easier time winning the opener of their Western Conference semifinal series. Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard scored 29 points and the Clippers shot 57% from the field in a 120-97 trouncing of the Nuggets. The Clippers took charge in the second quarter, outscoring the Nuggets 38-20 to take a 69-51 lead. Los Angeles held Denver to 25% shooting into the second quarter.Paul George scored 19 points and Marcus Morris added 18 for L.A.Denver guard Jamal Murray was held to just 12 points on 5-for-15 shooting. He averaged 31.6 points in the Nuggets’ seven-game series against Utah.NBA-NETS COACHNets Steve Nash as coach UNDATED (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets have hired Steve Nash as their coach, putting the Hall of Fame point guard in charge of the team that hopes to have Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving together next season.Nash is a two-time MVP as the engineer of the high-scoring Phoenix Suns teams under Mike D’Antoni. He had been a player development consultant with Golden State, where he worked with Durant. The Nets finished the season under Jacque Vaughn, who will remain on staff as Nash’s lead assistant.In other NBA news:— Memphis guard Ja (jah) Morant is the runaway winner of the NBA Rookie of the Year Award for 2019-20. He’s the first Grizzlies player to win the award since Pau Gasol (pow-gah-SAHL’) in 2001-02. Morant averaged 17.8 points and 7.3 assists this season, picking up three Western Conference rookie of the month awards along the way. Miami’s Kendrick Nunn was second and New Orleans’ Zion Williamson was third. — The Hornets have fired play-by-play radio broadcaster John Focke (FOH’-kee) after he used a racial slur on his Twitter account last month. The decision comes after the team investigated the matter in which Focke used the slur while Tweeting about the Jazz-Nuggets playoff game on Aug. 17. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, saying it was a typo. NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSProvorov goal lifts FlyersUNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders owned overtime periods while winning four straight Stanley Cups in the 1980s. Those days are over.The Philadelphia Flyers have forced a seventh game in their second-round series after Ivan Provorov (PROH’-vah-rahv) scored 15:03 into double-overtime to complete a 5-4 win over the Islanders. All three of Philadelphia’s series wins have come in OT.Carter Hart turned back 49 shots and was perfect after Mathew Barzal scored with 30 seconds left in the second period. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA PLAYOFFSAnunoby’s buzzer-beater lifts RaptorsLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A buzzer-beating basket allowed the Toronto Raptors to beat the Boston Celtics, 104-103 and pull within two games to one in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Victoria Azarenka won the battle of the Belarusians with a 6-1, 6-3 win over fifth-seeded Aryna Sabalenka.There was a pair of top-10 upsets on the women’s side. Romania’s Sorana Cîrstea knocked off No. 9 Johanna Konta, 2-6, 7-6, 6-4 to earn her spot in the third round. Tsvetana Pironkova has reached Round 3 in her first tournament following a three-year maternity break, beating No. 10-seeded Garbiñe Muguruza (moo-gah-ROO’-thuh), 7-5, 6-3.NFL-NEWSNewton to start for PatsUNDATED (AP) — Cam Newton is officially the new starting quarterback of the New England Patriots. Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray was beaten in his second-round match as he continues to work his way back from a pair of hip operations. Felix Auger-Aliassime dispatched Murray, 6-2. 6-3, 6-4.It was a successful day for the No. 2 singles seeds.Dominic Thiem (teem) earned a spot in the third round on his 27th birthday, posting a 6-3, 6-3, 6-1 win over over Sumit Nagal.American Sofia Kenin has won her second-round match at the U.S. Open against unseeded Leylah Fernandez 6-4, 6-3. Kenin had more winners than unforced errors and never faced a break point.Daniil Medvedev beat Australian Christopher O’Connell 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round. The moves come amid mounting pressure from current and former minority players for the league to take concrete steps to address systemic racism. MLB-SCHEDULEClevinger loses in Padres debutUNDATED (AP) — Mike Clevinger wasn’t bad in his San Diego Padres debut, but he wasn’t good enough to get a victory.Clevinger allowed two runs on seven hits in six innings of the Padres’ 2-0 loss to the Angels. He didn’t retire the Angels in order until the sixth and allowed the leadoff batter aboard in each of the first four innings. — The Dodgers earned a 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks behind Clayton Kershaw, who allowed one hit while fanning eight over six shutout innings. Chris Taylor and Kike (KEE’-kay) Hernandez each had two hits and an RBI to help Los Angeles win for the 18th time in 21 games. AJ Pollock homered as a pinch-hitter for the NL West leaders.— Bryan Reynolds slammed a three-run homer in his return from paternity leave to lead the Pirates past the Cubs, 6-2. Reynolds also doubled leading off the second and celebrated by pretending to rock a baby to sleep. JT Brubaker picked up his first big league win by navigating in and out of trouble for five innings, allowing just one earned run despite seven hits.— Alec Bohm hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Phillies a 6-5 victory and a four-game sweep of the Nationals. Pinch-hitter Andrew McCutchen’s RBI grounder off Daniel Hudson tied it at 5 in the eighth. Trea Turner hit an inside-the-park homer and Michael Taylor went deep for Washington, but the defending champs suffered their sixth consecutive loss. — The Mets erased deficits of 4-0 and 7-4 before beating the Yankees, 9-7 on Pete Alonso’s two-run blast in the bottom of the 10th. J.D. Davis tied it with a solo shot in the ninth before Alonso came through with his first career walk-off homer. Amed Rosario had three hits and three RBIs as the Mets gained a split of the six-game season series.— Teoscar (tay-AHS’-kur) Hernández was the hitting star in the Blue Jays’ 6-2 win over the Red Sox, hitting a go-ahead, three-run homer in the 10th inning after breaking up Boston’s no-hit bid with a leadoff single in the seventh. Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr. added a two-out solo homer to cap Toronto’s four-run 10th. September 4, 2020 A person familiar with the situation said Thursday that Newton was announced as the starter during a team meeting. The move was expected after the 2015 league MVP outperformed second-year Jarrett Stidham and veteran Brian Hoyer during training camp. Newton signed with the Patriots in July after being released by Carolina. He succeeds Tom Brady following his departure to Tampa Bay in free agency.In other NFL news:— The Seahawks are bringing back Josh Gordon on a one-year deal as the talented wide receiver awaits reinstatement from the NFL after his latest suspension. Gordon was banned indefinitely by the league last December, his eighth suspension either by the league or his team. NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams’ drive for her 24th major championship continues at the U.S. OpenThe 38-year-old Williams has advanced to the third round with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Margarita Gasparyan.Williams improved her career record to 20-0 in the second round at Flushing Meadows and will play Sloane Stephens in the next round. Williams leads the series 5-1.Williams had 27 winners and seven aces to put away Gasparyan.Stephens continued her path toward a second U.S. Open championship with a dominant 6-2, 6-2 win over Olga Govortsova. Andrew Heaney allowed only three hits over seven innings to help Los Angeles deal San Diego its second shutout loss of the season.Andrelton Simmons and Justin Upton each had two hits and an RBI for the Angels, who snapped a three-game losing streak. In Thursday’s other MLB action:— Aledmys (ah-LEHD’-mees) Díaz belted a three-run homer and Michael Brantley added three RBIs to support Zack Greinke (GREHN’-kee) in the Astros’ 8-4 thumping of the Rangers. Greinke struck out a season-high nine in six innings, allowing three runs and six hits to get to 3-0. Brantley had three hits, capped by a two-out, two-run double in the eighth that pushed the lead to 8-4.— Luis Robert’s 458-foot home run capped the White Sox second-five-run inning in an 11-6 dumping of the Royals. Robert was one of three White Sox to homer in the contest, joining Edwin Encarnacion (ehn-kahr-nah-see-OHN’) and Tim Anderson. Dylan Cease (sees) picked up the win, yielding three runs on four hits in five-plus innings. But the Flyers blew a 2-0 lead and had to come back from 3-2 and 4-3 deficits before Provorov ended it with his second OT goal of the series. Michael Raffl (RAH’-ful) and Scott Laughton provided the tying tallies.Mathew Barzal (bahr-ZAL’) and Derick Brassard each had a goal and an assist for New York.Game 7 is Saturday.Like the Flyers, the Canucks have forced a seventh game after trailing 3-1 in their second-round series. Thatcher Demko stopped 48 shots for his second straight win as Vancouver stifled Vegas, 4-0. J.T. Miller and defenseman Quinn Hughes each had a goal and an assist for the Canucks, who carried a 1-0 lead into the final period. Jake Virtanen (vur-TAN’-ehn) and Bo Horvat also scored for the Canucks, who were outshot 48-23. Oxford study: Tokyo Olympics are most costly Summer GamesTOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics are already the most expensive Summer Games on record with costs set to go higher. That’s according to a wide-ranging study from Britain’s University of Oxford.The lead author of the study tells The Associated Press that the Tokyo cost overrun already exceeds 200%. This is even before several billion more dollars are added on from the one-year delay from the COVID-19 pandemic. NASCAR-COVID CONCERNSNASCAR drivers cautious of COVID-19 as playoffs begin In other MLB news:— The Mets paid tribute to Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver with a series of salutes before their game with the Yankees. Each Met had a smudge of dirt on their right knee. That’s a nod to how Seaver’s uniform looked when he pitched, with his knee dropping low to the mound for more power. Seaver died Monday at age 75. — Dick Allen’s No. 15 was retired by the Phillies in a ceremony prior to Thursday’s game against the Nationals. It’s a long overdue honor for one of the franchise’s greatest players who fought against racism during a tumultuous period with the team in the 1960s. Former teammate Mike Schmidt called him “an amazing mentor” who was wrongly labeled a “bad teammate” and “troublemaker.”TENNIS-US OPENSerena wins, Murray ousted…No. 2s Thiem, Kenin advance NCAA oversight has ideas for early enrolling freshmanUNDATED (AP) — The NCAA football oversight committee is recommending early enrolling freshman football players not be allowed to play games for teams conducting winter or spring seasons. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons heads football oversight. He told the AP on Thursday night the committee worked on setting parameters for a 13-week winter/spring season that included an April 17 end to regular-season competition but no uniform start date.Lyons said the committee will send a report with its recommendation to the Division I Council for approval by next week.TOKYO-OXFORD COST STUDY Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR has decided it will not grant COVID-19 relief during the playoffs, meaning a positive coronavirus test will end a driver’s championship bid. The playoffs begin Sunday at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina without a safety net for the 16 participants during the pandemic. It’s up to each driver to protect themselves from COVID-19, understanding there is no cushion for missing a race.last_img read more

NFL trade rumors: Redskins telling teams they’re not moving Trent Williams despite holdout

first_imgWilliams has two seasons remaining on the five-year, $66 million extension he signed with the Redskins in August 2015.If he’s not moved, Williams’ holdout could last well into the regular season as a source told NBC Sports Washington last week the tackle was “not coming back. Period.” Redskins to make QB decisions after third preseason game, Jay Gruden says The Redskins appear to be planning to hold onto Trent Williams.Washington is telling opposing executives it is not planning to trade the 31-year-old offensive lineman despite his holdout, according to a report from ESPN. Teams that have inquired about dealing for Williams have so far “been rebuffed,” the report says. Redskins QB Alex Smith on his horrific injury, ‘the challenge’ and his high hopes Washington has told multiple teams this summer it is not trading 7-time Pro Bowl OT Trent Williams, per sources. Williams has held out of camp, but Washington hasn’t flinched. Teams repeatedly have called about Williams, teams have inquired, and so far, teams have been rebuffed.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 13, 2019Redskins coach Jay Gruden said earlier this month he “seriously” doubts the team will send Williams elsewhere.The Redskins originally picked Williams out of Oklahoma with the No. 4 pick in the 2010 draft. He has started 119 games and made seven Pro Bowls during his nine-year career, which has all been spent with Washington. Related News “I concentrate on the guys who are here right now,” Gruden told reporters at the start of training camp (via ESPN). “We know how we feel about Trent, how important he is to this team. We expect him here shortly. Right now, there are some things he has to work out individually, personally, with his agent … whatever that may be. Love Trent, love what he’s done for this franchise and this team.”The Redskins signed veteran Donald Penn to a one-year contract in late July after Williams did not report to camp. Redskins’ Trent Williams ‘doesn’t care’ about mounting fineslast_img read more

An early look into the World Test Championship table

first_imgImage Courtesy: SportskeedaAdvertisement NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7rtdjWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E30( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 2pc7n71Would you ever consider trying this?😱mxwdCan your students do this? 🌚b75mRoller skating! Powered by Firework With the majority of the teams having played their initial games of the World Test Championship, let us have a look into how the teams shape up in their journey to Lord’s in 2021.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Times Of IndiaAfter having trumped the Caribbean in their own den by a substantial margin, it is India who have the early advantage in the table. With 120 points they have a substantial lead ahead of the other sides.Meanwhile, Sri Lanka and New Zealand take up the next two spots with 60 points each after winning one test each on the island nation.Advertisement The final positions of Australia and England is still up for grabs as they are midway through the Ashes with two more tests to go. They are currently equally poised with 32 points after winning one and drawing one test. West Indies are yet to open their account after losing both tests to India.Pakistan, Bangladesh, and South Africa are yet to commence their World Test Championship fixtures.Advertisement Read Also:Sunil Gavaskar says “Get a life” to those who criticized Jasprit Bumrah’s actionThe Night Watchman: Shane Warne’s adventure with his lady friends wakes up the neighbours Advertisementlast_img read more

DeGroot, Stinson capture West Kootenay Cross Country titles, eager to add Kootenay crown to trophy case

first_imgBomber seniors Andrea Stinson and Shawn DeGroot are the early favourites from the West side of the Purcells during Wednesday’s Kootenay High School Cross Country Championships in Fernie.The two L.V. Rogers runners captured the West Kootenay titles at the zone finals last week at the Camp Busk Trails south of Nelson.Stinson continued to shine on the trails, winning the Senior Girl’s race in a time of 16 minutes, 43 seconds — almost two minutes ahead of second place Taylor Wilson of Kaslo’s J.V. Humphries.Meanwhile DeGroot, who finished in the top 25 at the 2010 provincials, edged Joe Cox of JVH by 17 seconds to claim the Senior Boy’s race. DeGroot’s time was 22:54.Ellie Hewat of JVH finished third in the Senior Girl’s race, seven seconds behind Wilson.Rounding out the top ten were Katy Camilleri of JVH, Darya Huser of Salmo, Tasha Hewat of JVH, Lynsey Gray of Salmo, Emily Hoff of Trafalgar, Kirsten Faris of Salmo and Claire Young of LVR.In the Senior Boy’s competition, Micah May of Trafalgar was able to shine with a bronze medal finish, one minute behind DeGroot.May burst onto the West Kootenay scene earlier this season by shocking the field and winning the Kootenay Kramp race hosted by LVR.The rest of the top ten field includes, Walker Dempster of LVR, Conrad Watt of JVH, Levi Smith of LVR, Owen Thurston of LVR, Eli Bukowski of JVH, Dale Cushway of LVR and Levi Lucas-Stubbe of Mount Sentinel.In Junior Boy’s, Daniel Merlo of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail nipped teammate Michael Moon at the wire to claim the gold medal.Merlo won the race in a time of 13:37.Jacob Flood of Rossland was third at 14:04.Clayton Jackshaw of JVH was fourth with Bradley Spurge of Mount Sentinel fifth.Ezra Foy of Trafalgar was sixth.In the Junior Girl’s race, Gina Oostander of the Crowe won in a time of 15:55.Second was Jocelyn Terwood of Salmo with Maya Ida of Trafalgar third.Raeleigh Arndt of Trafalgar was fourth with Sage Wilton of JVH fifth and Hannah Command of JVH sixth.LVR won both team titles in Senior Boy’s and Girls. In the Junior race, Trafalgar took the Junior Girls while Rossland won the Boys.The top runners Wednesday qualify for the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships November 5th in [email protected]last_img read more

Brick used to smash van outside owner’s home in Letterkenny

first_imgAn investigation is underway after a van was badly damaged while parked outside the owner’s home in Letterkenny.The incident happened during the night of Tuesday the 18th of June at The Glebe, Ramelton Road.A brick was thrown at the van, which resulted in the windscreen being smashed.  Gardaí are appealing for information in relation to the criminal damage incident. If anyone has any information or was in the area between the 18th of June at 11.50 pm and the 19th of June at 00.30 am. then contact Gardaí on 074-9167100 or on 1800 666 111.Brick used to smash van outside owner’s home in Letterkenny was last modified: June 27th, 2019 by Caitlin LairdShare 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