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Mavericks deal Harrison Barnes to Kings while beating Hornets

first_imgTwo people with knowledge of the trade said the Mavericks sent Barnes to the Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade hadn’t been announced.Barnes played most of the third quarter before reports of the trade surfaced, scoring seven of his 10 points. He wasn’t available in the locker room after the game.Dirk Nowitzki started realizing something was up when Barnes didn’t replace him early in the fourth quarter as usual with the 40-year-old playing a limited role in his record 21st season with the same franchise.Since Nowitzki credited Barnes for being a positive influence in his two-plus seasons with the Mavericks, he wasn’t surprised that Barnes stuck around after word of the trade got out.“He’s a better man than me,” said Nowitzki, who scored eight points. “Everybody else would have bounced out. He’s just a genuinely good dude and he’s obviously got bonds with some of these players here for life. That’s the kind of guy he is.”ADVERTISEMENT The makeover of the Mavericks continued even as parts of the blockbuster trade that brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks were making their Dallas debuts. Porzingis isn’t playing this season as he recovers from a knee injury.Rookie sensation Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Mavericks made another move by dealing Barnes while beating the Hornets 99-93 on Wednesday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“That’s really the first time I’ve witnessed it,” Hornets forward Nicolas Batum said of seeing someone traded during a game. “During practice, on the plane, bus, stuff like that, yes, that happened to me. But during the game? I have not witnessed that being live.”Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points in his first game since leaving the Knicks. Trey Burke went scoreless in four minutes while Courtney Lee didn’t play. Anthony Davis remains in trade limbo; Harrison Barnes to Sacramento Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Kemba Walker had 30 points and a season-high 11 rebounds for the Hornets, who got swept by Dallas after losing to the Mavericks by 38 points at home about a month ago.With NBA Commissioner Adam Silver watching from not far behind the Mavericks bench, Doncic had a spinning layup for a 3-point play with Dallas leading by two and answered a bucket by Batum with a 3 to push the lead to six.The first teenager with multiple triple-doubles, Doncic had 11 assists and 10 rebounds on a rough shooting night (5 of 20, including 2 of 10 from 3-point range).Batum, who finished with 14 points, got the Hornets within three with a 3-pointer before Finney-Smith answered from long range for a 97-91 lead in his second career double-double.TIP-INSHornets: G Tony Parker was out with a back strain in what would have been his first appearance in Dallas since leaving San Antonio after 17 seasons with the rival Spurs. … Jeremy Lamb scored 15 points, and Cody Zeller had 13 rebounds with nine points. … Batum was just 2 of 9 from 3-point range as the Hornets shot 24 percent from beyond the arc.Mavericks: After setting franchise record for 3s in a quarter by going 10 of 17 from long range in the first quarter of the meeting in Charlotte, the Mavericks missed their first 10 before Hardaway and Doncic hit consecutive 3s in the final 1:11 of the first. … All of Doncic’s triple-doubles have come in the past seven games. … Dwight Powell had his second double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds.COMING AND GOINGAfter trying to figure out how to incorporate three new guards into his rotation, and only using two, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle has a couple of forwards coming in with Randolph and Jackson.“With this trade now, a lot of things are in play,” Carlisle said. “Everything is going to bump a little here and a little there. I have to let the dust settle and figure out who the hell is going to start.” Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title 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 Charlotte Hornets’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14), Miles Bridges (0) and Cody Zeller (40) defend as Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes (40) attempts a shot during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019. Barnes was traded during the game to the Sacramento Kings for Zach Randolph and Justin Jackson. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — Harrison Barnes stayed on the bench in the fourth quarter after news broke that the Dallas Mavericks forward had been traded to Sacramento.The seventh-year player lingered on the floor a few extra moments after the game to chat up some Charlotte opponents, then walked through a throng of fans who seemed to want to say goodbye after seeing all the social media activity on their phones during the second half.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ View comments UP NEXTHornets: Second stop on a four-game trip at Atlanta on Saturday.Mavericks: Second of three straight at home against Milwaukee on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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Ellen Sees Signs of Ebola Reduction

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf recently said that the deadly Ebola disease is showing signs of stabilization in the country, especially Monrovia.According to President Sirleaf, residents of the capital city, Monrovia, are beginning to see steadiness, in the city that received some of the worst hits since the outbreak of Ebola in 1976.Madam Sirleaf further stated that patients going to Ebola treatment units (ETUs) have dropped.She added that the nation was on the road to solving the Ebola problem.Hailing international efforts to put a halt on the Ebola outbreak, Sirleaf expressed her optimism that the three disease-stricken countries would finally manage to bring the crisis under control.”The international response is quite large… so now we are very hopeful that while it was late in coming, we now have the capacity to be able to address this in a very significant way,” she pointed out.Her comments came shortly after the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday that the Ebola death toll has risen to 3,338, with over half of the fatalities in Liberia.Ebola is a form of hemorrhagic fever whose symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting and bleeding.The virus spreads through direct contact with infected blood, feces, sweat or urine.  It can also be spread through sexual contact or the unprotected handling of contaminated corpses.It remains one of the world’s most virulent diseases that kills between 25 to 90 percent of those who fall sick. There is currently no known cure for Ebola.Meanwhile, the assistant Minister for Preventive Service at the Ministry Of Health, Tolbert Nyenswah, said, there are more empty beds at the various Ebola Treatment Units after several persons were discharged.He explained that the capacity of testing in the country has increased through the efforts of the local and international partners helping in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Minister Nyenswah at the same time expressed thanks and appreciation to the health workers for their priceless efforts in saving lives as well as others in support of government efforts.He urged the public to not to stay home if suspected of the deadly Ebola virus but report for quick testing.  He warned the those suspected of infection not to use commercial vehicles, rather, they should use an ambulance.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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Trackers start season on a positive note with two wins

first_imgIn the first game the Thunder opened the scoring in the first period to take a 1-0 lead into the second but Trackers would outscore them the rest of the way after netting two in the second and three in the third. The Thunder chipped in with two of their own in the third.Scoring for the Trackers were Kohlman Brinsky, Levi Johnson, Kole Comin, Dustin Bahm, and Jacob Lang. Assists went to Jacob Lang (2), Kole Comin, Kohlman Brinsky, Jack Blisner, Levi Johnson, Nolan Legace, and Mitch Traichevich.Mitch Traichevich made 27 saves in the win.- Advertisement -On Sunday the two teams met again with the Flyers coming out on fire as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead. Both teams traded two goals each in the second, and the Thunder outscored the Flyers in the third period 2-1.Scoring on Sunday for the Trackers were Mathew Apsassin (2), Nolan Legace, Tyler Krane, Jack Blisner, Jacob Lang, and Kole Comin.Tavis Viens made 33 saves in the win.Advertisement Trackers coach Shawn Brinsky weighed in on the weekend and was happy with the effort put in by the team but knows there is still improvements to be made.“The boys played well given our limited time to get to know each other and play together. We definitely showed that we have a fast team. We focused on speed and putting pressure on the puck and getting to the puck first,” he explained. “There was moments that we dominated for periods of time but when we took the foot off the pedal that’s when we allowed the other team to take the momentum back and get back into the game.”The Trackers next game is on Sunday in Grande Prairie at 3 p.m. Their first home game of the season will be in Fort St. John on October 25 against the Fort McMurray Barons.last_img read more

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Donegal student wins Bord Iascaigh Mhara ‘Student of Year’

first_imgTwo Donegal based companies and a Donegal student have won BIM National Seafood Awards.A Lifetime Achievement Award was also presented to the family of the late Martin Howley of Killybegs.BIM hosted the inaugural Awards to celebrate Ireland’s €1 billion Seafood Sector which employs 11,000 people across the island. The shortlist featured 38 finalists from across the seafood industry in the fishing, fish farming, seafood processing and retail sectors. The finalists were selected for their outstanding contributions in the areas of Skills, Sustainability, Innovation and Competitiveness and winners in each category were revealed by at a Gala Awards ceremony in the Clayton Hotel, Ballsbridge.The Donegal winners were:Island Seafoods Ltd, Killybegs. Category: Sustainability – Green Processor of the YearIsland Seafoods is a family-owned and run business based just outside Killybegs, Co. Donegal. A verified member of Bord Bia’s Origin Green programme, their fish are fully traceable from “net to fork” and are caught in the North East Atlantic. Island Seafoods was the first company in Ireland to be RSS (Responsibly Sourced Standard) certified by BIM.Managing Director, Mick O’Donnell has been responsible for and integral in driving the green initiative within Island Seafoods. The company has a “squeaky clean carbon footprint” they say as they have their own Hydro-electric plant which saves over 350 tonnes of greenhouse gases a year. They are also moving into wind energy. Their state-of-the-art waste water treatment plant was commissioned in 1996 and is now seen as the standard for the industry.In addition to the above, Island launched a range in the last couple of years called “Atlantic Treasures” – this features ready-to-cook products such as Smoked Mackerel infused with Ginger, Chilli & Lime or Honey & Mustard. This range has won numerous Blas na hEireann, Chef’s Choice and Great Taste awards.Foyle Warrior Ltd, Greencastle. Category: Innovation – Best New Fishing Practive Award Foyle Warrior Ltd. has introduced new mesh netting on its vessel the Foyle Fisher, in a mixed demersal fishery in the Celtic Sea. The introduction of the new T90 mesh has resulted in major reductions in catches of undersize whiting therefore complying with new regulations.The quality of the catch is also greatly improved and the crew has to spend less time picking and sorting the catch. Less time spent handling the catch means more time fishing and greater profitability. Substantial improvements in fish quality also add value to the catch.Student of the Year – Barry Shaw, Killybegs.Barry Shaw is from Corkermore, Killybegs. He has completed his ‘Class 3 Certificate in Competency in Engineering’ at the National Fisheries College, Greencastle and is now serving his sea time on board a fishing vessel. Prior to the course Barry was serving his apprenticeship as a refrigeration engineer. He was always interested in fishing vessels so decided to further his career and knowledge of engines by doing the course at Greencastle. He loves doing his sea time on board the vessel “Ocean Fresh” and is just back from a trip off the coast of Africa. He said the travelling is fascinating as he is seeing parts of the world he has never seen before.LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – MARTIN HOWLEYMartin Howley was born in Castleconnor on the Mayo/Sligo border in 1952. At 17, his school had a visit from BIM as part of a promotional campaign to recruit young men to the fishing industry. Martin immediately set off for Killybegs to begin his career. In the course of his apprenticeship Martin fished on several boats and in 1980 he joined Skipper John Bach as Mate on the MFV Western Viking, Killybegs Fishing Enterprise’s first RSW vessel. In 1981 Martin graduated to Skipper when the company purchased the MFV Jasper Sea and so began the phenomenally successful partnership of these two vessels and their skippers. In recent years Martin was joint owner of MFV Atlantic Challenge along with other vessels.Martin was a board member of the Killybegs Fishermen’s Organisation since it was founded in 1979 and became a well-known figure in Brussels where he fought unswervingly for all Irish fishermen. His final project as KFO member was his involvement in the setting up the Bio-Marine Ingredients Ireland plant in Killybegs. This work is ongoing and is a perfect example of the broad vision of a man who could see the benefits of combining the health supplement industry with a fisheries product. BIM’s CEO Tara McCarthy outlined the rationale behind the awards; ‘The Irish Seafood Sector contributes €1 billion in GDP to our economy and employs over 11,000 people predominantly in our coastal regions. The BIM National Seafood Awards provide us with the opportunity to celebrate the positive contribution of this valuable indigenous industry and recognize excellence and leadership across this diverse sector. It is an exciting time to work in seafood and the high standard demonstrated by our winners and all of our finalists bodes well for the future as we collectively aim to achieve growth as set out in the Government’s Food Wise 2025 plan’Donegal student wins Bord Iascaigh Mhara ‘Student of Year’ was last modified: November 21st, 2016 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:Bord Iascaigh Mharalast_img read more

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Liverpool transfer news: One Euro 2016 star to join, but one to leave?

first_img 5 5 Joe Allen – Allen’s future at Liverpool has been under threat since last season, although many believed his impressive showings at Euro 2016 would be rewarded with a new contract at Anfield. However, Marko Grujic’s impact in the Reds’ pre-season friendlies suggest the 26-year-old is no longer needed. Stoke have had a £13 million bid accepted for the Welshman, and Allen’s former club Swansea confirmed their interest in resigning him on Friday. Should, as expected, a bid be tabled by the Swans, it will be up to the midfielder to decide which move will be best for his career. Liverpool have been one of the busier Premier League teams since the opening of the transfer window, as Jurgen Klopp prepares to lead the Reds in his first full season as manager.Sadio Mane, Ragnar Klavan, Alex Manninger and Georginio Wijnaldum have all arrived at Anfield this summer, joining Joel Matip, Loris Karius and Marko Grujic, who agreed deals with Klopp’s team last term.However, the German manager is still not finished with his business, as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for the Premier League.There are going to be more comings and goings from Merseyside, and talkSPORT bring you the latest rumours involving Liverpool.So, what is the latest news? Click the right arrow above to find out… 5 5 Lucas Leiva – The experienced and versatile midfielder looks to be heading to the end of his nine-year spell at Anfield. He managed just 26 league appearances last term, and Klopp has brought in a number of midfielders to take his place in the team this season. Newcastle reportedly wanted him in a part-exchange deal in the Georginio Wijnaldum transfer, although that did not occur, and now the Daily Mail claim Galatasaray are interested in securing the Brazilian’s services. Max Meyer – Schalke – The 20-year-old midfielder is a key target for Klopp, who attempted to sign him back when in charge of Borussia Dortmund. Naturally an attacking midfielder, he has a keen eye for goal, and has already played over 100 professional games – and been capped for Germany – despite his youth. Bild claim the Reds are planning to lodge a £28 million bid for his services, and Schalke’s director of football Christian Heidel confirmed talks with Klopp, although he has stated that Meyer ‘isn’t on the selling list’. Click the right arrow, above, to see the latest Liverpool rumours 5 Ivan Rakitic – Barcelona – Although the Reds have a number of attacking midfielders to choose from, none of them are as talented as Barcelona star Rakitic. A key player for the La Liga club over the last two seasons, his agent hinted at Rakitic’s departure this summer following the signing of Portugal star Andre Gomes. Hours after Gomes’ arrival, Miquel Sors took to Twitter and wrote ‘Creo que es hora de irse…’ which translates as ‘it’s time to leave’. Liverpool have been put on high alert due to the potential exit, although Premier League rivals Chelsea and Arsenal are both known to be keen on the 28-year-old. Jordan Amavi – Aston Villa – Full-back Amavi was one of the only bright spots in Aston Villa’s miserable 2015/16 Premier League campaign, although it ended in disaster after just 12 games as he suffered a cruciate tear whilst on international duty in November. He was a solid defender who loved to break forward, and showed off a truly top class delivery of the ball. Alberto Moreno is the only senior left-back in Klopp’s squad, and Le Parisien report that a bid is being prepared to tempt Amavi back to the Premier League to provide competition to the Spaniard. last_img read more

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Courts: Man arrested at Mary Festival with traffic cone on head

first_imgA 24 year old man who was drunk and waving a traffic cone above his head during the Mary from Dungloe Festival has been fined €200.Jonathan Bonner, who is from Dungloe but now lives in London, appeared at Letterkenny District Court today. The court heard how Bonner was asked by Gardai to move along on a number of occasions in the early hours of Sunday morning last.He was shouting and was intoxicated in the vicinity of several houses and refused to go home.He then moved into a garden and took a traffic cone and put it above his head.When Gardai went to arrest him, he became violent.He was arrested and was put in custody at 5am on Sunday morning.The court heard how he is employed as a groundsworker in London and earns between £500 and £600 each week.His solicitor, David Henry said the time spent in custody had been a sobering experiene for his client who only had previous traffic offences.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Bonner to pay €200 to Pieta House and said he would give the accused the Probation Act.Courts: Man arrested at Mary Festival with traffic cone on head was last modified: July 25th, 2016 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

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GOLF NEWS: MICHAEL DOLAN WINS IN THE YOUTH ACADEMY COMPETITION AT DUNFANAGHY

first_imgDunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:This week was the Caravanner’s week. On Thursday we had the conclusion to the Youth Academy ran at the club since the start of the summer.There were over forty children competing in the final competition. Michael Dolan was successful in the boy’s section and Emmy Bonnar was successful in the girl’s section. The club would like to thank Gerry Flynn of Flynn’s Pharmacy, Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh who sponsored the Youth Academy this year.This academy would not be the success that it is, without our professional Seamus Mc Monagle.He has a great understanding of working with children and every child has benefitted from taking part in the youth academy.The fruits of his hard work with the children is already proving successful with the first of the participants of the academy getting their handicaps this week. Well done to everyone that took part and to the parents who helped on the night. Then on Friday night we had the final of the club mixed foursomes. Graham and Natalie Cummings were successful against Bill and Paula Mc Callion.In the plate final Dave Moore and Rose Gavigan were the victors over Lady Captain, Cheryl and John Chambers. Our Club Captain Gerald and Deborah Moore won the daily competition.Well done to all who took part and thanks to John and Cheryl for organising a wonderful competition.Then afterwards we had the Caravanner’s quiz with Brian Gilferder as quiz master. There was a great atmosphere in the clubhouse.On Saturday the Caravanner’s held their Classic in aid of the club and other charities. There was nearly 50 teams taking part and a great day was had by everyone. Gerry Mc Greevy and Mal Johnson put in a huge amount of work organising this year’s event and there was nothing left to chance. The weather was fantastic and the course was in great condition. On Saturday night we had the presentation of the prizes with music afterwards by Bill and Friends. It was a great day and night and thanks to the Caravanners especially Gerry and Mal for organising a great weekend again this year. Jim and John you have a tough challenge following this year, but I have no doubt that both of you are up to the challenge.On Sunday morning our Lady Captain, Cheryl, Captain Gerald, the staff of the bar and the Caravanner’s organisers Mal and Gerry did the Ice Bucket Challenge and raised funds for Donegal Hospice. There was a large crowd in attendance to cheer them on.Results:Sunday 17Th August 4BBB 1st Bill McCallion & Dominic Bogues 35ptsCSS N/AWednesday 20th August open Single Stableford1st Aidan Fox 40pts2nd Colin Keegan38ptsGross John Kavanagh 29pts3rd Gary Wright 37ptsCategory Frank Kelly 36pts1st 9 Willie Wilkin 23pts2nd 9 John Cairnduff 20ptsCSS 37ptsCaravanners Classic Saturday 23rd August1st Billy Griffin, Anthony Gallagher, Darren Murray & Laura McElhinney 103pts2nd Roger Green, Geraldine Magee, Patrick McGinley & Cairns Witherow 102pts3rd Charlie Roarty, Willie Wilkin, Fergus Mullen & Colin Higgs 97pts4th Paul Smyth, Andy Murray, Ken Armstrong & Oliver Brown 95pts5th Brendan Kelly, Michael Kelly, James Doherty & Ger Dalton 93pts6th John Chambers, Cheryl Chambers, Amy Chambers & Rachel Chambers 92pts bot7th Maggie Foy, Margaret Witherow, Mavis Curtis & Phylis Gallagher 92pts bot8th Ron Thompson, Matthew Thompson, Mark Mullholland & Dany Tracy 92pts9th Joe Terry, Graham Donaghy, Brian Mullen & Cornie McMullen 91pts10th Nigel Doherty, Janice Doherty, Richard McLaughlin & Gerarda Arnold 90 pts11th Niall Adair, Brian Adair, Michael Griffith & James Patterson 90ptsLadies1st Mary Rose McFadden, Pat Murray, Julia McGinley & Karen McCormick 84pts2nd Michele Wilson, Emmer Ewing, Mary Curran & Madeline Mooney 84ptsNon Qualifiers Maurice Irwin, Florence Irwin, Noel Dick & Diane Dick 97ptsPutting Comp Paul SmythNearest the Pin John MooreLongest Drive – Gents Richard RosboroughLadies Rachel ChambersCompetitions this coming week:We will hold the last scramble of the summer on Friday night with a shotgun start of 5.30pm. Everyone has to be registered by 5.00pm in the shop.The competitions are as follows:• Wednesday 27th August Open Singles Stableford• Friday 29th 12 hole scramble 5.30pm shotgun start• Saturday 30th August 4BBB• Sunday 31st August Monthly medalAs everyone that has been in the clubhouse over the weekend would have seen, we have posters up which outline details of the Ryder cup Weekend. This was launched on the Caravanner’s weekend.The time slots are already filling up, so don’t miss you opportunity to be part of a great weekend of festivities at the club. A full detail of the activities at the club will be posted on our website over the coming week.The Challenge Cup match-play matches in the 2nd round need to be completed as soon as possible.GOLF NEWS: MICHAEL DOLAN WINS IN THE YOUTH ACADEMY COMPETITION AT DUNFANAGHY was last modified: August 26th, 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:DunfanaghygolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

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‘IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE TO MEET MUHAMMAD ALI’ – SAYS DONEGAL MAN

first_imgTony Kelly from Greencastle with Muhammad Ali donegaldaily.comA CO Donegal man has described his meeting with Muhammad Ali as “a dream come true.”Tony Kelly, from Greencastle, now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where his wife is Megan is from. The couple met when Megan was working at an organic farm in Inishowen during a trip to Ireland.Twenty-four-year-old Tony knew Muhammad Ali lived in the city; but never dreamed he would meet him. Until last Friday that was, when Tony knocked on his hero’s door – and got to meet sporting and boxing legend.“I have always been a massive Muhammad Ali and never thought that I would ever get the chance to meet the legend,” plumber Tony told Donegal Daily.“But if the opportunity ever arose that I would take it. It was just my lucky day on Friday that I was across the road from his house.“When my work mates told me it was Ali’s house I was a bit suspicious but then I started to believe them. I said ‘feck it’ it, i’m gonna call down. “So at lunch time I walked to his door and knocked,Yolanda, his wife, answered the door and I explained to her that I was a huge fan of Ali’s and it would be a great honuor to be able to meet him.“She told me that Muhammad was unavailable at the moment and to call back in an hour’s time, and that he would be delighted to meet one of his Irish fans as he is proud of his Irish heritage.“An hour later I called back and was welcomed in to their home and Muhammad was sitting on his chair I introduced myself and said hello, he said hello back, and we posed for a few pictures.“They all said how lucky I was as they spend very little time in that house and it was just a case of right place right time.“Muhammad Ali has fans all over the world and he is such a people person that they didn’t mind me calling by, but it was just a ballsy move that paid off for me and I got to meet a true living legend.” Legend!‘IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE TO MEET MUHAMMAD ALI’ – SAYS DONEGAL MAN was last modified: January 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GreencastleMuhammad AliTONY KELLYlast_img read more

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FORMER ST EUNAN’S STAR GETS A ‘SELFIE’ TAKEN WITH CHELSEA CAPTAIN

first_imgBrothers in arms: Former St Eunan’s star Ciaran Greene gets a ‘selfie’ with Chelsea captain John Terry.Former St Eunan’s star Ciaran Greene admitted he was star struck when he bumped into Chelsea captain John Terry whilst shopping in London.Greene is well known in GAA circles in Donegal from representing St Eunan’s and Donegal.Greene was also a talented soccer player and had spells in the League Of Ireland with Sligo Rovers and Finn Harps. Greene won four Donegal SFC titles with St Eunan’s, but was forced to emigrate to England in search of employment last year.Greene who now resides in London, helped his adopted GAA team North London Shamrocks to win the Intermediate Championship earlier this month.They now play in the British semi-final this weekend, and if they manage to go all the way and win the British Championship, there reward is a clash with the winners of the Connacht Intermediate Championship.Greene admitted he’s a big fan of Terry and regards him as one of the best defenders to ever play in the Premier League. So when he spotted him today, he took the opportunity to get his photo taken with him and have a chat with the controversial former England skipper.Greene said, “Big JT is a top guy, and he’s actually a big GAA fan since its introduction on Sky.“He wasn’t aware of our British semi-final this week, as I asked him did he follow the progress of the North London Shamrocks GAA team?“He said he didn’t, but did admit he’d love to play a bit of GAA someday since watching it on Sky.“He’s not too sure of the rules, but maybe when he hangs up the boots at Chelsea, we might tempt him to turn out for us. “He’d do a job somewhere on the pitch, but he’d have to cut out that crying that’s he fond off doing, there’s no place for that in the GAA.We wish Greene and his colleagues all the best ahead of their British semi-final this weekend.FORMER ST EUNAN’S STAR GETS A ‘SELFIE’ TAKEN WITH CHELSEA CAPTAIN was last modified: October 23rd, 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:Ciaran GreeneFeaturesGAAJohn TerrynewsSelfieSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

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4,000 kids, parents turn out to promote fitness

first_imgPANORAMA CITY – More than 4,000 children, parents, teachers and community leaders turned out Saturday for the 5-kilometer Kids Fitness Challenge at Kaiser Permanente. Children from 77 schools walked, biked, ran, Rollerbladed or rode skateboards or scooters for 3.1 miles on the streets around the medical center. Other activities included a rock-climbing wall, interactive games and healthy-lifestyle booths manned by Kaiser-Permanente experts. Taylor Ohsol, 12, of Granada Hills rode her Rollerblades around the course with friend Juliana Gutknecht, 11, of Van Nuys. The event was a warm-up to a day of exercise – the girls also had a soccer game later that day. “We don’t sit around playing video games; we’d rather go out and play (sports) with our friends,” Taylor explained. “It lets you relax a little after school.” “I couldn’t be more thrilled with (participation levels),” said Wordin, an avid cyclist. “We’re going to have 10,000 at these events before long. There isn’t as much in the East Valley for kids to do. I think people genuinely want to lead healthier lives so any opportunity to do that is welcome.” Montaez, who said she likes to swim and play golf, agreed. With levels of childhood obesity and diabetes on the rise, particularly among poor children, it benefits everyone if children learn better health habits and families become active together. “This is truly a community event,” Montaez said. “We’re going to show kids it’s fun to exercise – this is the smartest investment we can make.” In August, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy found that childhood obesity rates rose 6.2 percent statewide over a three-year period and by as much as 15 percent in the San Fernando Valley area. “We all have to find a way,” said Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla, who said he likes to hike and wears a pedometer. “The advantage in Los Angeles is that we don’t have snow or a long rainy season that keeps us indoors. Not everyone can get to a gym, but we can all walk around the block.” Second-grade teacher Jean Brooks, 69, and her son Damon Brooks, 41, both of Altadena, participated not only because they support for Brooks’ school, Glenwood Elementary in Sun Valley, but also because they know the importance of exercise for adults. “I didn’t want to believe them when they said, ‘You’ll have to watch your weight as you get older,”‘ Damon Brooks said. “I used to think I could eat whatever I wanted. (Without exercise), I would blow up like the Michelin Man or the Pillsbury Doughboy.” Lisa M. Sodders, (818) 713-3663 lisa.sodders@dailynews.com 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 MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Her mother, Jadeane Ohsol, 37, made it a family event by running the course with her husband, Peter Sr., 38, while their other two children, Peter Jr., 5 and Sydney, 7, rode their bikes. “So many family activities are so expensive, it’s really nice to go out and do something that doesn’t cost money,” Ohsol said. Acquiring healthy habits will help children through adulthood, Kaiser-Permanente officials said. “If we can get the children to learn good eating habits and to exercise, that will stay with them for the rest of their lives and they’ll become healthy adults,” said Dr. Virginia Ambrosini, area medical director. Organizers and sponsors, including Assemblywoman Cindy Montaez, D-Mission Hills, and Assemblyman Lloyd Levine, D-Van Nuys, along with John Wordin, executive director of the Kids Fitness Challenge Foundation, said they were delighted with the turnout, noting that May’s Fitness Challenge at Woodland Hills drew only 2,500 participants. last_img read more

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