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Posted by: | Posted on: January 19, 2020

Hornets’ Jordan donates $7 million to build medical clinics

first_imgThe donation will fund two Novant Health Michael Jordan Family Clinics, which are projected to open in 2020.“It is my hope that these clinics will help provide a brighter and healthier future for the children and families they serve,” Jordan, who grew up in North Carolina, said in a release Monday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogJordan’s spokeswoman Estee Portnoy said the 54-year-old NBA great was motivated by a study that found poor children in Charlotte have the worst odds of those of any of the top 50 cities in the United States to lift themselves out of poverty.Novant said the clinics will provide an avenue to affordable, high-quality care — including behavioral health, physical therapy, social work, oral health and family planning — to individuals in the community who have little or no health care. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Wade to start at guard for Cavaliers, Smith coming off bench Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnycenter_img View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson The clinics are projected to care for nearly 35,000 children and adults who do not currently have access toprimary and preventive care or who use the emergency room for non-urgent medical needs.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Former NBA star Michael Jordan. AP FILE PHOTOCHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch medical clinics that he hopes will help at-risk communities in Charlotte.It’s the largest philanthropic donation ever by the former NBA champion.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 12, 2020

Garage sale benefits fire victims

first_imgBy Energeticcity.ca staff- Advertisement – As residents of a local apartment complex watched in horror while their homes were destroyed by fire, it was hard to imagine at the time how they would rebuild their lives.After the fire broke out on April 16th, news trickled out that most of the apartment dwellers did not have insurance on their units.So the day after the blaze, a huge campaign began to collect items to help the displaced residents start over.A group of volunteers began collecting clothes, appliances and other necessities from the community.Advertisement Last week, volunteer Ginger Alexander said there were so many donations, that the group would have to hold a garage sale to clean out the storage room at the Totem Mall.The garage sale will run April 28th and 29th, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Totem Mall. Customers are asked to use the entrance near Safeway.All of the proceeds will go directly to the fire victims.For a previous report on this story, click here.Advertisement **Update – The garage sale will now happen on Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 6pm in the Totem Mall behind Staples.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 10, 2020

Messi misery as Iceland hold Argentina, France down Australia

first_imgThe Argentine stepped up to the spot with the teams locked at 1-1 in Moscow’s Spartak Stadium after Rurik Gislason was adjudged to have brought down Maximiliano Meza in the 63rd minute.But Hannes Halldorsson guessed correctly and palmed away the Argentine skipper’s side-footed effort and, despite intense pressure, Iceland held on for a famous draw in their debut at a World Cup finals.Sergio Aguero scored the opener for the two-time world champions in the 19th minute but his strike was almost immediately cancelled out by Alfred Finnbogaso.A downcast Messi spoke of his disappointment at the penalty miss.“There is a bitterness of not being able to give the team all three points because I think we deserved it,” the Barcelona icon said.Messi is yet to win a major international tournament and time is running out with his 31st birthday looming.It was another extraordinary result in the history of Iceland, who famously dumped England out of Euro 2016.The island nation of 330,000 is the smallest country ever to qualify for the finals but emphatically showed they can mix it with the heavyweights.– VAR steps in –In the first match of the day, France launched their World Cup campaign with a hard-fought win against Australia as VAR was used for the first time at a World Cup.France forward Antoine Griezmann scores a penalty against Australia in Kazan © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVThe Group C match in Kazan was goalless when Antoine Griezmann went down after a tackle in the second half. Uruguayan referee Andres Cunha did not award a penalty but after viewing the VAR footage, ruled it was a spot-kick and Griezmann gave France a 1-0 lead.Minutes later the Socceroos drew level through a penalty of their own, although this time it was awarded by the referee, with Mile Jedinak coolly beating Hugo Lloris.But Paul Pogba won a tight match for the 1998 champions when his shot bounced over the line off the crossbar in the 81st minute.VAR has been used to varying degrees of success in Serie A and the German Bundesliga, while FIFA used the system at the Confederations Cup in Russia last year.“Luckily for us the system was there,” Griezmann said. “When the referee went to see the video, I thought it was a penalty. I was already thinking about how I would take it.”France coach Didier Deschamps said the Euro 2016 finalists must improve.“It’s the World Cup, it’s the first match. But, yes, we must do better, and we can do better,” he said.In the day’s later games, Denmark broke Peru’s hearts as the South American country made their first appearance in the finals since 1982.Peruvian fans have arrived in Russia in droves to celebrate their return to the sporting spectacle, but were left crestfallen after Yussuf Poulsen’s second-half goal secured a 1-0 win for the Danes in Group C. Midfielder Christian Cueva missed a penalty for Los Incas to compound their misery.“We had an enormous amount of fans and it was sad they came so far to see us lose, they deserved at least a draw,” said Peru coach Ricardo Gareca.“We didn’t deserve to lose, but we can’t cry over spilt milk.”Luka Modric said his team will have to raise their level in their next game against Argentina © AFP / Patrick HERTZOGMeanwhile in Group D, Croatia took advantage of Argentina’s slip against Iceland to record a comfortable 2-0 win over Nigeria.A penalty from Real Madrid star Luka Modric and an own goal from Oghenekaro Etebo secured the points for the Croatians in Kaliningrad, sending them to the top of the standings.Croatia face Argentina in their second group game.“It’s going to be a very difficult match,” Modric said afterwards. “They have huge amounts of quality, but this win will really boost our confidence and we are going to up our game.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Lionel Messi threw away the chance to give Argentina an opening win © AFP / Mladen ANTONOVMoscow, Russian Federation, Jun 16 – Lionel Messi fluffed his World Cup lines on Saturday, missing a penalty as Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw after France benefited from the first use of the Video Assistant Referee system in tournament history to grind out a victory over Australia.Just a day after his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational hat-trick to secure a 3-3 draw for Portugal against Spain, Messi had a golden chance to write his own headlines.last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 6, 2020

Transfer Insider: Liverpool deal on the cards and good news for Man United

first_img Liverpool transfer target Sergio Romero There’s plenty of business still to do before the transfer window shuts and our insider has the latest on the biggest deals…Daley Blind – Ajax to Manchester UnitedUnited are confident of signing Blind after a breakthrough in talks and reports that he’s been in England looking at houses. A fee hasn’t been agreed, but it’s very close and this deal should go through very soon. (Chances of it happening: 8/10).Sergio Romero – Sampdoria to LiverpoolLiverpool are desperate to sign a quality back-up goalie and have turned to Romero. Talks have taken place but the Reds don’t want to pay a fee, and that’s the sticking point. Work to do but this transfer is on the cards. (7/10).Sami Khedira – Real Madrid to ChelseaChelsea want Khedira and Madrid are happy to sell him, but this deal hinges on whether the Blues can offload John Obi Mikel. If that happens, this deal is on, but it’s firmly in limbo at the moment. Wait and see. (5/10).Andre Schurrle – Chelsea to Atletico MadridAtletico made Schurrle their top target this summer and have now opened talks with Chelsea over a deal. The Spanish club are confident, but Chelsea don’t want to sell and the player won’t force a move. This transfer is unlikely. (3/10).Mehdi Benatia – Roma to Manchester UnitedUnited approached Roma to ask about Benatia but were firmly told he’s not for sale. The Red Devils don’t have the sort of cash to get them to change their mind and are now looking at other options instead. (1/10). 1last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: January 6, 2020

‘Top player’ Sanchez in Manchester United FA Cup squad

first_img0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez, pictured in December 2017, completed his transfer from Arsenal to Manchester United © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 25 – Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on Thursday hailed new signing Alexis Sanchez as one of the “best attacking players in the world”, confirming he will be in the squad to face Yeovil in the FA Cup.United travel to the fourth-tier club on Friday at the start of a weekend that will also see Premier League leaders Manchester City tested by Championship high-fliers Cardiff and Liverpool taking on West Brom in the fourth round. Chile international Sanchez, 29, completed his transfer from Arsenal on Monday in a straight swap deal that saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan move in the opposite direction.United’s new number seven, who has previously played for Italian side Udinese and Barcelona, is available for the Huish Park tie because he did not appear for Arsenal in their third-round loss at Nottingham Forest.“We’ve got one of the best attacking players in the world. I think he’ll be very important for us because we want to have the best players possible,” Mourinho told reporters.The United boss praised his new player’s versatility in attack, where he joins an impressive roster of players including Romelu Lukaku, Marcus Rashford and in-form players Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.“Our careers are almost made in the same countries simultaneously, so I know him very, very well,” said former Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss Mourinho.“I saw him play on the right, on the left, as a striker and behind the striker, these are Alexis’s positions.“I saw him play in different tactical systems, with different philosophies of different managers, I saw him successful in every country, with every manager, with every system, in every position.”Earlier this week Yeovil, playing United in the FA Cup for the second time in four seasons, reacted to Sanchez’s potential debut on their home ground.“You said you’ve joined ‘the biggest club in the world @Alexis_Sanchez so it’s only right you start your #MUFC career in the biggest away dressing room in @SkyBetLeagueTwo. Maybe,” the club tweeted.Mourinho was asked about the possibility of another big acquisition, the return of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Old Trafford.“Madrid is on fire, the results are not good,” said the United boss. “I care about the club. I am the last one to add fire. Cristiano is the kind of player that every manager and club wants but only one manager and club can have him, (Zinedine) Zidane and Real Madrid.”– City clean sweep? –Pep Guardiola’s City remain on course for an unprecedented quadruple after reaching the final of the League Cup this week but have a tough challenge on their hands away to Cardiff, third in the Championship.Guardiola made clear where his priorities lie after beating Bristol City to reach the Wembley showpiece.“I like the Premier League a lot, because every single weekend or every three days you have to be ready,” he said. “For me that is more important. The Champions League is the most beautiful, the most prestigious.“But the Premier League is something special — like it was the La Liga for me or the Bundesliga in Germany. After that the FA Cup is important, and now we are in the final of the League Cup we try to win that.”Chelsea take on Newcastle in an all-Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge, licking their wounds after defeat to Arsenal in the League Cup semi-final on Wednesday.For all his league success at Juventus and Chelsea, boss Antonio Conte has yet to win a cup as a manager.In another all Premier-League tie, Liverpool host West Brom, looking to bounce back after defeat to bottom club Swansea ended their 18-match winning run in all competitions.Nottingham Forest’s reward for dumping out champions Arsenal in the third round is a trip to play Hull.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 30, 2019


first_imgAN POST have introduced a new computer system and added extra staff to slash queues at Letterkenny post office.The move follows a petition signed by more than 1,000 people calling for satelite post offices in the town.But the Communications Workers Union says it is convinced any new post offices in the town will only lead to job losses at the head post office on the town’s Main Street. Well-known local union representative Charlie Kelly from Glenswilly said last night the CWU is totally against new postal services in Letterkenny.“The opening of a Sub Office anywhere in the town is privatisation and would lead to the loss of jobs at the Head Post Office on Main Street,” he said.He added the long queues experienced recently as a result of increased welfare payments and the economic situation initiated the call for a sub office.But he said this was a situation which was being addressed for some time now. “The Union and the Company have been in negotiations for sometime regarding this. The Company has installed a new computer and opened another position during peak business hours.“This has improved the queuing during the past week. Talks are ongoing between the Union and the Company,” he said.EndsQUEUES SLASHED AT LETTERKENNY POST OFFICE AS UNIONS DISMISS IDEA OF MORE OUTLETS IN TOWN was last modified: February 22nd, 2011 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)last_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019


first_imgLetterkenny Athletic Club had a strong showing in Dessie’s 10K road race last night, with five of the club’s runners finishing in the top ten. The race, which had 161 finishers, was won by City of Derry’s Noel Logan in 33:03, with Teresa McGloin of Finn Valley winning the women’s section in 36:11.The times and places of Letterkenny AC’s runners are as follows – Gavin Crawford (2nd in 35:06); Paul McGlinchey (3rd in 35:16), Kevin Ferry (4th in 35:36); Kieran Crawford (5th in 35:43); Barry Meehan (9th in 37:05); Padraig Friel (15th in 37:36); Aidan McKenna (19th in 38:07); Glen Duncan (36th in 38:30); Ciaran O’Donnell (40th in 39:44); Colly O’Donnell (46th in 39:53); Garvan McCloskey (54th in 41:12); Charlie O’Donnell (62nd in 42:04); Irene McFadden (74th in 42:54 and 1st over-35); Naoise Enright (98th in 45:54) and Fiona Wasson (143rd in 52:08).   ATHLETICS: LETTERKENNY AC DO WELL IN DESSIE’S RUN was last modified: August 29th, 2012 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:Dessie’s RunLetterkenny AClast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019


first_imgNaomh Naille Club NotesThe senior men had another great win away to Lifford on Saturday evening scoring 1-13 to Lifford’s 0-10. With the second leg at home our men will be strong favourites to advance to the next round. Hard luck to the reserves that were unlucky in the end when down to 13 men to lose out by 1 point. Well done boys and best of luck in the next leg to both teams.Very well done also to the U16 team, under Donnie Mc Cole, who won their second league game out of 2 on Friday evening in Mountcharles against a strong Na Rossa side. The boys won by a goal in the end. Good luck in your away game this Friday evening boys. The Ladies are back out in action this Friday evening away to Carndonagh at 8pm in the league. It has been a good few weeks since the girls have had a game and this one is very important as Carndonagh are on top of the table with no defeats so best of luck to the girls.  GAA NEWS: ST NAUL’S OVERCOME LIFFORD IN FIRST LEG was last modified: July 9th, 2013 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:St Naul’s GAA noteslast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 27, 2019


first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:The fine weather continues and this is reflected in the great scoring of the last few weeks. Everyone is taking advantage of the fine weather. This week we have the monthly Medal and you can qualify for the Final Top Twenty Competition if you are a Monthly Medal Winner. Well done to all the prize winners at the weekend.We are offering a great deal for Winter Membership at the moment (1st Oct – 31st Mar) for €150. Please make sure to tell all you golfing friends of this great deal. We are also offering three free months (Oct, Nov, Dec 2015) with anyone who takes out membership for 2016. You can make enquiries at the clubhouse.Our Gaeltacht league Team is playing their first home match this Saturday against Roasapenna. Good luck to Gerald, Cornie and the team. The final is in Dunfanaghy in 2016 and we will try and give it our best shot this year. Anyone interested in playing the Gaeltacht League who has not submitted their name to date is asked to make contact with Gerald and Cornie as soon as possible.The Seniors Open takes place again this Monday 19th October.We have our chef, paddy in the clubhouse every Saturday and Sunday. He has received great praise for his food in the last two weeks. Make sure to give it a try. Also all the Rugby games will be shown in the clubhouse throughout the World Cup. Well done to Ireland last Sunday on beating France. Let’s hope they can beat Argentina this Sunday and qualify for the Semi-final.Everyone in the club is saddened by the sudden death of Michael Carr. Michael Carr was originally from Glen but had immigrated to London when he was in his twenties. He was an overseas member at the club and would have been a familiar sight on the course during the summer months. The funeral takes place this Friday at 1pm in Creeslough with burial afterwards in Ards. The club asks all Officers to wear their Jacket, shirt and tie to the funeral and all other club members to wear the club jumper, as there will be a guard of honour after the funeral mass.There are a number of competitions in the next week –• Wednesday 14th of October 2015 – Open Singles Stableford• Saturday 17th of October 2015 – Open single Stableford competition• Sunday 18th of October 2015 – Gent’s monthly Medal Stroke competition• Monday 19th October 2015 – Gent’s and Ladies Senior Open Competition You can book on-line at Dunfanaghy Golf club website or ring the clubhouse on 0749136335Results:Wednesday 7th October 20151st Willie Wilkin 38Pts2nd John Sweeney 36PtsSaturday 10th October 20151st Paul Grant/Michael Houston 59bot2nd Dessie Shields/Dessie Shields JNR 59botSunday 11th October1st William McCallion 42Pts2nd Mark Caithness 41Pts botGross Daniel McColgan 33Pts3rd Paul Smyth 41PtsCat. Eamon McGrath 36PtsVisitor Conor Hanna 38Pts1st9 Anthony Gallagher 22Pts2nd9 Tim Ryan 21PtsFunction Room for Private parties:We have hosted a number of private functions in the clubhouse recently and these have proved to be a great success. If you, or someone you know, is organising a private function please be aware that the clubhouse is available free of charge, with exclusive use for the occasion. So far, the feedback that we have been getting is that the golf club is the ideal venue for parties of up to one hundred people. Please make contact with Sarah if you are interested in holding a function at the clubhouse (074 91 36335)Juvenile Notes;The juveniles enjoyed a beautiful Autumn morning on Saturday last, Conor Hanna and Michael Dolan were the winners on the day. Some of the match play matches have been played and the story of the round so far is that Max Mc Greevy and Edward O Reilly will have to recommence their game as they played 24 holes and no winner has emerged yet.DUNFANAGHY GAELTACHT LEAGUE TEAM IN ACTION AT HOME TO ROSAPENNA THIS WEEKEND was last modified: October 14th, 2015 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:golfSportlast_img read more

Posted by: | Posted on: December 26, 2019

Zidane will be first choice to replace Mourinho at Man United

first_imgMourinho’s future is uncertain heading into the new season having spoken out negatively about his players during pre-season and admitting he’s not been able to sign some of his top targets.So far Fred, Diogo Dalot and Lee Grant are the only senior arrivals and currently their chances of reducing the 19-point gap between themselves and rivals Manchester City look slim and increase the possibility of his exit. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures REVEALED Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Former Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will be first choice to replace Jose Mourinho at Manchester United. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED who plays? silverware gameday ALTERED How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? But an Old Trafford source has revealed Man United will have Real Madrid legend Zidane top of their wishlist should Mourinho depart, whatever the manner.The Frenchman has followed a stunning playing career with a outstanding start to managerial life, winning the Champions League three times during his two-and-a-half year spell in charge at the Bernabeu.And having left the Spanish side earlier this summer, Zidane would be available for nothing, which is a definite boon. 2center_img smart causal NEW ERA possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Latest Premier League News How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? possible standings Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has behaved erratically during pre-season. Zinedine Zidane will be Manchester United’s first choice pick to replace Jose Mourinho as manager should he leave the club, according to The Sun.The Portuguese boss’ erratic behaviour during the Red Devils’ pre-season tour has official worried about whether he will see out the remaining two years on his contract. How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 2last_img read more