first_img“I think I was just tired from the last couple of matches,” he said after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 defeat to Djokovic. “I tried to give 100 percent but he was playing very solid.“Maybe if he wasn’t Novak I might have had a chance, but he was playing great tennis today. Serve, return, groundstrokes — he was playing aggressive and I didn’t have much energy to stay with him.”ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Hot start as UP routs UE to get UAAP campaign going LATEST STORIES Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, shakes hands with Kei Nishikori, of Japan, after Djokovic defeated Nishikori during the semifinals of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)Kei Nishikori stumbled into a buzzsaw in the shape of Novak Djokovic on Friday, but the Japanese star leaves the US Open pleased with a semi-final run one year after missing the tournament through injury.“It was very good,” he said of his two weeks in Flushing Meadows. “Maybe not today, but the last couple of matches I played great tennis, beat a couple of good guys.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal “I’m really happy to be in the semis again. Could have been better playing the final again, but maybe the my next chance.”Nishikori made history in reaching the 2014 US Open final, but said he could hardly bring himself to watch last year’s tournament as he battled a wrist injury that brought his 2017 season to a premature close.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’He has slowly made his way back in 2018, gradually gaining confidence with a quarter-final run at Wimbledon and his last-four appearance here.He dug deep for a five-set victory over Marin seventh-seeded Cilic in the quarterfinal and may have still been feeling the effects against Djokovic. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more


first_imgScores of female Ebola survivors who are beneficiaries of a United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) funded psychosocial support project have expressed mixed reactions upon hearing news that the project is coming to an end.The UNICEF funded project, titled, “Resilient Boosting for Children affected by EVD,” is a six month project that is implemented by two local organizations, Renewed Energy Serving Humanity (RESH) and Play to Live (PoL) with a US$196,000 grant. It comes to an end of this month.According to the supervisors of the survivors, Jessica T. K. Sampson, the project has helped to reignite the lives of the survivors, who are referred to as Project Associates (PAs), especially psychosocially, after their horrible experiences in the various Ebola Treatment Units (ETUs) in the country.During an experience sharing retreat at a resort in Monrovia, she said survivors were recruited and trained by RESH to provide Play and Therapy Services (P&TS) to children affected by the Ebola virus disease (EVD).The children, 857 in number, were placed into four categories; child survivors, those who lost their parents, and others living in communities that were heavily impacted by the EVD. This project, she said, “has made us one big family. We have gotten so used to the children and with each other that we now consider ourselves as one family.”She said the project has been great not so much for the money they were receiving, but the close bonds that have been created during the course of the project.“Some of our colleagues were neglected and discriminated against after they came out of the ETU, but we all have found solace in this place and found new bonds of friendship after some of our friends suffered rejection. We have found peace of mind and we cannot just see this coming to an end.”She said when they came out of the ETUs, some of them were constantly indoors crying, grieving over the horrible experiences they had been through, but the project brought some sense of relief to them.She pleaded with UNICEF for the continuation of the project, adding, “We want this project to continue so that we can have more impact on the children. Some of them lost their parents and became resentful and were traumatized but we have done a great job with them and they are responding positively. So if this comes to an abrupt end, we will not get the kind of results that we want.RESH founder and executive director, Ernest G. Smith said, “We all know that during the height of the crisis and thereafter, children’s development was hugely affected, with some of them losing their parents and others living in communities that were heavily affected. Children could not play any longer and we all know that play is an integral part of every child’s development.” RESH has also worked with 400 parents, of which 160 have been effectively trained under the project. “They were trained in child rights, child rearing and trauma awareness,” Mr. Smith, who described the project as successful, RESH Program Director, Praising Johnson said. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgLakepoint Golf & Country Club held their second and final day of their annual Club Championship.                                                                                 Picture: Amber Davy- Advertisement – The Taylor Speedway hosted the stock car races throughout the entire weekend.                                                                                                                               Picture: Amber Davy Norwest Thunder played against the Beaverlodge Royals at the Northern Lights College ball diamonds.                                                                                         Picture: Amber Davy Teams from local restaurants and pubs participate in the annual Bartender Olympics at Jackfish Dundees in Charlie Lake.                                                                   Picture: Amber Davylast_img read more


first_img– Advertisement -Police say two adult males and two adult females were arrested at the residence. Charges are pending. According to RCMP, numerous items of stolen mail from Grande Prairie and surrounding area were located in the residence. The search also resulted in the discovery of a forgery operation.  GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – As a result of a recent investigation focussed on mail theft and possession of stolen property, the Grande Prairie Drug Unit and general duty members executed a search warrant at a residence in Grande Prairie on December 19.center_img The following items were seized: personal government identification, cheque books, personal documents, as well as forged identification, cheques, and blank credit cards. last_img read more


first_imgA woman will be pleading guilty to 45 charges relating to the theft of money from the County Donegal Education Centre, Donegal Circuit Court was told today.RTE reports that Tara Sweeney of The Glebe, Donegal Town was arraigned on two sample charges from the list in court this morning. The first was the theft in November 2010 of €25,000 from the Centre at Quay Street, Donegal Town.The second sample charge relates to dishonestly appropriating documentation which was the property of the Centre in June 2015.Peter Nolan, barrister for Ms Sweeney said that there had been a psychiatric report on her fitness to plead and he was asking now for a further psychiatric report which would address causation and motivation.Ms Sweeney will be sentenced at the next court session in April next year.Woman pleads guilty to 45 theft charges from Donegal Education Centre was last modified: October 23rd, 2018 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


first_imgRoberto Firmino – 9Jurgen Klopp has deployed the Brazilian in a deeper position to accommodate Mohamed Salah in recent weeks – and it’s giving the team more balance. He was involved in all three goals; playing Mane in to cross for Salah, winning the free-kick which Alexander-Arnold superbly scored and getting himself on the scoresheet with a close-range header.Sadio Mane – 8He celebrated his new long-term contract with an assist. He is so important to this Liverpool side. The Senegalese attacker was a constant threat for the Reds with his industrious work-rate and quality.Sub: James Milner – 5Brought on for Xherdan Shaqiri, he gave the Reds more security in midfield.Sub: Fabinho – N/AOnly played the remaining four minutes.Sub: Joel Matip – N/ACame on in injury-time. 4 Liverpool players celebrate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stunning free-kick Virgil van Dijk – 8He’s so calm on the ball and deceptively quick. His fine start to the season continues. He is a leader in that Liverpool defence.Andrew Robertson – 5Not his best display today. The Scot was very lucky not to concede a penalty when he tripped Will Hughes in the box at 0-0. Robertson was picked out in good positions, but his crosses rarely found a Liverpool shirt.Jordan Henderson – 4Kept Liverpool’s midfield ticking nicely, but made his team play the remaining eight minutes with 10 men after picking up two avoidable yellow cards. 4 Liverpool‘s unbeaten start to the Premier League season continued in dominant fashion with a 3-0 win over Watford, despite ending the game with ten men.Goals from Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino kept the pressure on league leaders Manchester City. 4 Mohamed Salah netted his ninth goal of the season The Reds, who were rarely threatened by the Hornets, remain two points behind Pep Guardiola’s side, who thumped West Ham 4-0 on Saturday afternoon.How did the Liverpool team perform individually? Scroll down for talkSPORT.com’s player ratings.Alisson – 6 Virgil van Dijk bailed the goalkeeper out with a last-ditch tackle on Gerard Deulofeu after his wayward pass in the early stages of the game. Made a good save to deny Roberto Pereyra in the first-half.Trent Alexander-Arnold – 8 His stunning 20-yard free-kick wrapped up the points for Liverpool. The 20-year-old is developing into a very accomplished full-back.Dejan Lovren – 7Coming in for Joe Gomez, who missed the game with a minor knock, he handled Troy Deeney’s physical presence well. 4 Roberto Firmino scored his first league goal since September Jordan Henderson was sent off in the 82nd-minute after receiving his second yellow card Georginio Wijnaldum – 5A quiet game for the Dutchman after his starring role for the Netherlands in their progression to the Nations League semi-finals.Xherdan Shaqiri – 5Kept trying to pick that killer pass, which never came off. Failed to build on his impressive performance against Fulham.Mohamed Salah – 7Grabbed his ninth goal of the season by showing his usual composure to finish after good work from Sadio Mane. Always tried to run in behind.last_img read more


first_imgA packed hall for the election campaign launch by Grace Boyle on Saturday night. Photo Brian Mc Daid/CristephGrace Boyle has officially staked her claim to a seat on Donegal County Council – and declared she wants to be in local politics for the long haul. A large crowd of family, friends and supporters congregated at the Town Hall in Ramelton for the official launch of her campaign to contest for a seat in the Milford – Letterkenny area in the local elections on the 23rd of May. Proceedings were chaired by Fine Gael’s Joe Mc Hugh TD. Cllr Noel McBride and Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh were also in attendance to wish Grace well on her campaign journey.Grace Boyle with her husband James at the Town Hall in Ramelton on Saturday night as grace launched her election campaign for the forthcoming Donegal Co. Council elections. Photo Brian McDaid/CristephSidney Roulston of the Ramelton Fine Gael branch welcomed everyone to the “holy city” and he expressed the branch’s delight that a candidate of Grace’s calibre is standing in the local elections.A native of the Quay House in Ramelton, Grace was one of seven children born to Tudy (Hugh) and Kathleen McDaid. Grace addressed the crowd and recalled growing up in Ramelton.She recalled fond memories of playing soccer for Swilly Rovers, playing Tennis every summer “until it got dark”, the importance of the annual Ramelton Pantomime to the people of Ramelton and the Ramelton Festival every July, where she met her husband James in 1979. She paid tribute to the work of the local community in preserving the Town Hall, the Pantomime and with a special mention for her cousins Jean Winston and Paul McDaid for their sterling work down through the years.Grace remembered her Father, Tudy, who was a well known character in Ramelton and who would have been very proud to see her standing in the local elections. He was a very vocal and loyal supporter of Fine Gael and Paddy Harte. Grace recalled her father’s delight when he was invited to join Paddy Harte for a short journey in the Ministerial car, when Paddy was elected as a Minister for State. Grace was joined on the night by Paddy Harte’s son, Paddy, who himself played a large part in obtaining funding for the preservation of the Town Hall in Ramelton and who offered his support to her campaign.Grace was delighted to introduce her all-woman election team to the crowd. It is certainly a family affair, with her daughter, Letterkenny based Solicitor Sally Anne Sherry acting as her Campaign Manager and her niece, well known marketing guru Siobhán Barrett-Doherty acting as her PR manager.Oh no she won’t..Grace Boyle picks her pantomime picture out at the Town hall in Ramelton on Saturday night at the the launch of her election campaign for the forthcoming Donegal Co. Council, she is pictured with her niece Siobhan Barrett Doherty PR manager and her daughter Sally Anne Sherry Campaign Manager. Photo Brian Mc Daid/CristephSally Anne addressed the crowd with a touching tribute to her Mother. She said that she was delighted to be her Campaign Manager and that Grace is in this for the long haul for the people of Donegal.When the election takes place on 23rd May, the successful candidates will be taking up their positions for a 5 year term. Sally Anne emphasised the importance of voting for a candidate who will have the drive and energy to get things done for the people of Donegal throughout a 5 year term.She cited Grace’s long-term commitment to the boards of organizations such as the Donegal Hospice, the North West 10k and her high-profile position as the Treasurer of Donegal GAA, including during Donegal’s All-Ireland success in 2012. Joe Mc Hugh T.D. who launched Grace Boyle’s election campaign pictured with Cllr. Noel Mc Bride, and Cllr Jimmy Kavanagh at the town Hall in Ramelton on Saturday night. photo Brian McDaid/ CristephSally Anne highlighted the importance of ensuring that people are registered to vote and appealed to the crowd to ensure that people get out to vote on 23rd May and to have their say on the day.The launch was a great success and as the evening drew to a close, Grace expressed her thanks and gratitude to everyone for coming along and she is looking forward to seeing and talking with everyone in the coming months.For daily updates on Grace’s campaign progress follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Facebook – Grace Boyle – Getting Things Done, Delivering for DonegalTwitter – @ggboyle Contact a member of the team on 087 3845538 or by Email to votegraceboyle@gmail.com.The final details are being put together on the election strategy and all her focus issues this week. The details will be released soon.GRACE BOYLE WANTS TO BE IN POLITICS FOR ‘THE LONG HAUL’ was last modified: March 9th, 2014 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:Donegal County CouncilelectionGrace BoyleRameltonlast_img read more


first_imgScholarship Winners for the LYIT Clubs and Societies who received there awards at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Pictured fron row (l-r) Maria McBride, Law Society, Kevin Carter, LGBT Society, Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society, Hugh Hunter, Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society, Ian Smyth, LGBT Society.Back Row (L-R) Paul Hannigan President LYIT, Anne-Marie Kelly, Vicky O’ Rourke, Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President and Tayna Russel Welfare Officer LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.The Annual LYIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in Letterkenny.Among the awards for presentation were the Most Outstanding Club Member, Leadership Award, Best Society and the Civic, Charity & Community Engagement Award – an award now highly regarded in third level education circles, and awarded in recognition of the club that best displayed their skills in linking with the community.Club Scholarships were also presented to 7 successful candidates selected from 33 applicants, each of the winners, who lead their clubs and their organisation with distinction, received the award worth €1,400 which will assist in progressing their studies. Included in the guest list were previous winners of the scholarship categories and members of both the Canoe Club and Gaisce Society, winners of the Best Club category in the past.In the area of Civic, Charity and Community engagement both Paul Hannigan, President and Patsy McGonagle, Irish Olympic Team Manager and guest speaker on the night, focussed on the growing need for increased levels of engagement in the community.Club award winners at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny are front row (l-r) Adam Crossan, Ian Smyth and Kevin Carter LGBT, Riadh Eagan Canoe Club, Conor Boyd Gaisce Society and John Mc Clean Gardening Society. Back Row (L-R) Paddy Gallagher Sports officer LYIT, Vickey O’ Rourke, Brian Mc Elwaine LYIT Student Union President, Anne-Marie Kelly, Fiona Kelly Student Admistrator and Paul Hannigan President of LYIT. Photo by Gerard Mc Hugh.Patsy McGonagle related to many of his own life experiences being founded on a good community spirit which helped him and many others to develop as leaders.Paul Hannigan, in addressing the assembled group of students, referred to the many demands of the education system in third level colleges such as LYIT and hoped that the Clubs and Societies programme, which had started many years ago in the institute, would continue to grow in the manner that it has done to date. This could not have happened without the support of the people behind the scenes, namely the Finance Committee and Registration Committee, Fiona Kelly SU Administrator and Paddy Gallagher, Sports Officer all of whom he congratulated for their efforts.Members of the LYIT Ladies soccer team who won team of the year at The Annual LyIT Clubs and Societies Awards evening took place last Thursday in the Radisson Blu Hotel Letterkenny.Included in the photo with team members are Patsy Mc Gonagle,Tommy Harkin and Niall Mc Gonagle team Coaches ,Paddy Gallagher sports officer and Paul Hanningan LYIT president.Photo by Gerard Mc HughThe Winners;1. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club, Most Outstanding Club Member 20142. Gaisce Society, Award for Civic, Charity and Community Engagement 20143. John Mc Clean, Gardening Club, Leadership Award 2014 4. LGBT Society, Best Society 2014Scholarship Winners 20141. Maria McBride, Law Society2. Ian Smyth, LGBT Society 3. Hugh Hunter, Canoe Club4. Gearoid Maguire, Android App Society5. Conor Boyd, Gaisce Society6. Riadh Egan, Canoe Club7. Kevin Carter, LGBT SocietySports Awards 20141. Danny Tourish, Individual Sports Star Award 20142. Ladies Soccer, Team of the Year 2014 .LYIT STUDENTS PUT ON THE STYLE FOR CLUBS AND SOCIETIES AWARDS was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:awardsdonegalletterkennyLYITstudentslast_img read more


first_imgThis is the water a young Ballybofey family have been forced to drink and bath in.The water which the Wilsons are expected to drink.Stephen Wilson, his wife and their four young children, say they are just sick of being treated like second-class citizens.Despite complaining to Donegal County Council on four occasions, the Wilsons say they have never even received a phonecall in return. Mr Wilson, who lives in Carn just outside the Twins Towns, told Donegal Daily “It’s just a joke at this stage. How are people expected to drink and wash with this water?“We have a four month old baby and this is the water coming through our taps.“What I am even more annoyed about is that we are being ignored by Donegal County Council.“I have made four complaints online and I have not received even one phonecall to say that they are even looking into it.” Stephen says the water becomes discoloured when the pressure supply gets low which is usually in the winter months.But this morning he woke to find the water dirty brown once more.“How can children wash their teeth before school or even have a cup of tea with this water?“I know other places ac ross Donegal have similar problems but absolutely nothing is being done about it.“We are being left completely in the dark and that is the hardest thing to take,” he fumed. DONEGAL FAMILY LEFT ‘BROWNED OFF’ AT DISGUSTING WATER SUPPLY was last modified: June 10th, 2014 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:Ballybofeydonegalwaterlast_img read more


first_imgElectric eels are inspiring a new generation of fuel cells.  Science Daily reported that a remarkable fusion of engineering and biology may lead to tiny electronic devices that run on biology’s own energy currency, ATP.  “Engineers long have known that great ideas can be lifted from Mother Nature, but a new paper by researchers at Yale University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) takes it to a cellular level.”    The voltage-generating cells in an electric eel are called electrocytes.  They work by pumping sodium and potassium ions in and out of the cell membrane through specially designed channels or gates (see 01/17/2002).  The cells are then stacked in series, to build up voltage, and in parallel, to build up current.  The result?  An electric eel can generate 600 volts – enough to knock a horse off its feet (see National Geographic).  Electric eels and other forms of electric fish use their powers primarily at lower levels for navigation (05/05/2004), communication, and even courtship (see 06/20/2007, bullet 5).    The Yale-NIST team is using a “systems biology” approach (08/21/2003), considering the overall context of function, to understand and build on biological technology.  Of seven types of channels in the cell membrane, the specifications of each are being examined: reaction time, density in the membrane, and more.  “Nerve cells, which move information rather than energy, can fire rapidly but with relatively little power,” the article said, whereas “Electrocytes have a slower cycle, but deliver more power for longer periods.”  Tweaking the specs in engineering models allow bio-engineers to optimize voltage production for human applications.    The article not only ignored evolution completely, it seemed positively fixated on design.  “Applying modern engineering design tools to one of the basic units of life, they argue that artificial cells could be built that not only replicate the electrical behavior of electric eel cells but in fact improve on them,” the body of the story began.  David LaVan, NIST engineer, put it this way: “Do we understand how a cell produces electricity well enough to design one—and to optimize that design?”  This is reverse engineering – which implies intelligent design.  An engineer has to see and appreciate design to want to emulate it.    In this case, engineers don’t have to copy the design with their own components made from scratch, as with gecko-foot tape (see 12/06/2006, 06/20/2007.)  They can take parts from existing off-the-shelf technology and adapt it for human-designed applications.  They can use engineered proteins to build membranes.  They can tailor bacteria or mitochondria (cellular powerhouses) to produce ATP for energizing the reactions.  They can modify electrocytes to produce continuous electrical current instead of pulses.    An interesting question comes to mind.  If an extraterrestrial engineer were to land in the lab and study the eel and the biological electronics designed by humans, would it know where the evolution stops and the intelligent design begins?Answer: yes, it would know that evolution stopped at the science door and intelligent design produced the whole show.  Evolution as a concept would be the trash can for explaining mistakes and degeneration.    “Nerve cells … move information rather than energy.”  Did you catch that?  Your body is wired for the intranet as well as for power.  Let CEH help empower you to get good information flowing.(Visited 11 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more