January 18

Late rally lifts LeBron James, Lakers past Spurs

first_imgNadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, gestures after scoring as San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay, left, and forward Davis Bertans, of Latvia, look on during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 121-113. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — LeBron James scored 20 of his 42 points in the fourth quarter and Josh Hart hit two clutch 3-pointers in the final minutes of the Los Angeles Lakers’ fourth straight victory, 121-113 over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night.Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and nine rebounds for the Lakers, who lost Brandon Ingram to a sprained left ankle in the first quarter. Los Angeles still beat the Spurs for the first time in three tries this season, but only after James dramatically took control of another fourth quarter during his third 40-point game since joining the Lakers.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ 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 View comments After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and nine rebounds for the Spurs.Gay poured in 16 points during the third quarter of his highest-scoring performance for the Spurs and a personal best for the injury-plagued scorer since Jan. 5, 2016. But he had just one basket in the final 10½ minutes before fouling out with 27 seconds left.San Antonio made a 24-10 run out of halftime to take its biggest lead at 69-60, with Gay scoring 16 points in the third quarter and DeRozan adding 12.TIP-INSSpurs: Longtime Lakers big man Pau Gasol didn’t get to play against his old team. He is out with a stress fracture in his left foot.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum DeMar DeRozan scored 32 points and Rudy Gay had a season-high 31 before fouling out for the Spurs in the first of back-to-back games in three days to wrap up the season series between these longtime West rivals. They’ll meet again in San Antonio on Friday night.San Antonio held an eight-point lead in the fourth before James started a rally by scoring nine consecutive points. James hit an extra-long 3-pointer moments later, but the Spurs surged back ahead again.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissHart hit a tying 3 with 3:04 left, followed by a go-ahead 3 from James on the next possession. Hart and James hit consecutive clutch 3-pointers moments later, and James added a layup with 41 seconds left.James scored all 20 of his fourth-quarter points in the final 9½ minutes, going 7 of 8 from the field with three 3-pointers. He also had six assists and five rebounds. Lakers: Ingram had played at least 25 minutes in every game since he returned from a four-game suspension for fighting in Los Angeles’ home opener.INGRAM OUTIngram left midway through the opening quarter after getting hurt while Aldridge committed a flagrant foul against him. The Lakers’ third-leading scorer had X-rays that came back negative, but the team decided to rest him for the night. Ingram scored five points before leaving. The former No. 2 overall draft pick has been a key component of the Lakers’ starting lineup around James, providing length on the perimeter and improving his drives to the hoop.UP NEXTSpurs: Host the Lakers on Friday.Lakers: Visit the Spurs on Friday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Paul George explodes in 4th, rallies Thunder past Netslast_img read more

January 11

Tart words over BlackBerry breakdown

first_imgThat facility serves as a hub for RIM’s North American traffic, routing messages between the roughly 8 million BlackBerry devices now in use and the various sources of e-mail, from private corporate servers to Web-based accounts like Yahoo and AOL. The outage reverberated on Wall Street, too. RIM’s share price slid at Wednesday’s open, but recovered and rallied – suggesting, perhaps, that a product that can provoke this much consternation holds an enviable position against emerging challenges from the likes of Microsoft Corp., Motorola Inc. and Nokia Corp. The stock rose $3.10, or 2.4 percent, to close at $134.37 in Wednesday trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market despite falling as low as $128.80 in the opening minutes. BlackBerry outages have been rare, although minor glitches occasionally cause delays in RIM’s ability to deliver e-mail in real-time – perhaps the most important feature of the service for many users. The last two major disruptions appear to have occurred nearly two years ago, both in June 2005. Nevertheless, even one outage is unbearable for some. While many people rely heavily on the device as a lifeline when they’re away from their computers, even more have simply grown accustomed, occasionally obsessive, about being able to check their e-mail at night and on weekends. “It’s been most inconvenient,” said Dacrie Brooks, a public relations professional attending the annual convention of the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas. “I’ve been using (my BlackBerry) for all my communications because I don’t have access to my laptop between meetings.” “It’s been a challenging day because I’m missing things left and right. That’s not fun.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BlackBerry was also the first order of business at a White House Press briefing Wednesday morning. “I apologize to a number of you who tried e-mailing over the last 14 hours,” White House spokesman Tony Fratto told reporters. “We’re 14 hours into no BlackBerry, so you can imagine how things are,” he said. “We’ve already started a 12-step group.” Research in Motion Ltd., the Canadian company that provides the devices and e-mail service, confirmed the outage Wednesday morning, but disclosed no details about the cause. The outage cut off incoming and outgoing e-mail on BlackBerry devices regardless of which cellular company a user buys the service from, indicating the problem originated at RIM’s network data center in Canada. NEW YORK – Most of it happened outside “work” hours, but the nature of mobile e-mail meant plenty of dismay as BlackBerry service went down across North America from Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning. By the time the service sputtered back to life, jamming the handheld devices with a torrent of delayed messages, grumbles had been heard at the highest levels of business and government. “The sound of BlackBerries being thrown against the desk was deafening for a while,” said Garth Turner, a member of the Canadian Parliament known for his constant Internet blogging. “Because it has become the de facto channel of communications around this place, it actually impacts on the government of Canada and the work of the whole House of Commons.” last_img read more

January 10

Caribou population up by almost 50 percent following five-year wolf cull in South Peace

first_imgDAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The B.C. Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development has released a report, by Wildlife Biologist Mike Bridger, reviewing a five-year experiment of a wolf reduction program in an effort to restore caribou populations within the South Peace.Between 2015 and 2019, the Province carried out an experimental wolf cull to restore the declining South Peace Caribou population.The report found that the five-year wolf reduction had a positive effect on the caribou as herds had increased by almost 50 percent from 166 individuals in 2016 to 247 in 2019.- Advertisement -If the wolf cull is to continue, the report estimates that the population would increase to 275 in 2020.The report recommends that the Province continues the reduction program, for at least another five years, until the caribou population restores itself to about 1,000.The full report can be found on the Province’s website.Advertisementlast_img read more

January 6

Exclusive – Rush: Liverpool AND England will benefit from Sterling’s rest

first_imgIan Rush insists Raheem Sterling DOES want to play for England – and believes sensible management will see the youngster deliver his best for both club and country.The Liverpool forward was left out of the Three Lions’ starting XI for the 1-0 Euro 2016 victory against Estonia on Sunday afternoon, after complaining he was tired.Roy Hodgson has announced he will speak to Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers about how to manage the 19-year-old’s development, and former Reds favourite Rush claims communication will be the key going forward.“Raheem Sterling played in the World Cup last summer which is not just physically, but mentally tiring,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show. “England can’t just rely on Sterling. He’s maturing and his body is still filling out. I want to see Sterling playing for the next 15 years, not [the next] five.“Sterling wants to play for England. When I speak to him he’s very passionate about that.“He’s just been honest though and said, ‘I am tried’. I’m sure Brendan and Roy will have a word and say, ‘come on, let’s do what’s best for the lad’.“That will see him produce his best goods for Liverpool and England.”last_img read more

December 29


first_imgInterventionalist Cardiologist Dr Santosh David with Friends of Letterkenny General members Donna Henderson, Paddy Rooney and Peter Cutliffe supporting the North West Charity 10k.Preparations for the North West Charity 10k are gathering momentum this weekend with runners and walkers being reminded by the organizing committee that an office is being opened at Letterkenny Community Centre from Monday evening for registrations.The charity event sponsored by DonegalDaily.com and Brian McCormick Sports & Leisure is taking place on Sunday, May 5th in Letterkenny.Entrants will be able to collect their numbers, t-shirts and those running will be able to pick up their chip timers. The portacabin office at the Community Centre will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. each evening from Monday to Friday and also on Saturday afternoon from 2 – 6 p.m. As many people as possible are encouraged to come early in the week so as to avoid congestion on the day of the event. It is also important that those who have registered on-line come and collect their numbers, t-shirts and chip timers before Sunday. The first 2,500 entrants will get the new t-shirts.A designated person can block register for a club, charity or a group of friends meaning not everyone has to be physically present to register. This will especially helpful for participants outside the general Letterkenny area.This year the three charities who will benefit from the North West 10k are the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital, the Special Needs Accessible Playpark group SNAP and Donegal Mountain Rescue.The entry fee is 15 euro for runners and 10 euro for walkers. For information visit www.northwest10k.com FOCUS ON FRIENDS OF THE HOSPITALThe Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital will be one of the main beneficiaries of the North West Charity 10k with the organization currently concentrating all their energies on providing a suite of rooms on the campus to install vital equipment for cardiac investigations and treatment.When the new Cardiac Catherisation Laboratory is up and running it will mean that a huge number of people across Donegal will be able to have heart problems diagnosed and treated at Letterkenny General rather than having to go to either Dublin or Galway. Around half a million euro is required to complete the project and the Friends are very optimistic that with the public’s support that the figure will be reached by the end of the year.The campaign to provide the Catherisation Laboratory is already well underway and now with the backing of the massive financial pulling power of the North West 10k on Sunday, May 5th the Friends would hope to bring this absolutely vital medical facility a step closer.The new cardiac unit would allow diagnostic angiographies to be carried out by Interventionalist Cardiologist Dr Santosh David who is already based at the hospital. It will allow for the early detection of heart disease by checking blood supply and scanning for blockages. In addition the cardiologist will be able to insert stents and pacemakers to correct heart problems while also allowing for a procedure called angioplasty which helps to clear plaque from the coronary arteries.It will be a ‘win win’ situation for both the patient and the HSE in terms of minimizing stress and cutting costs.When the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital was setup in 1991 to purchase a CT Scanner not many would have envisaged that the organization in the next 21 years would raise close to six million euro for a range of specialist medical equipment and infrastructural improvements that have been hugely beneficial to the people of Donegal.The latest Friends project has already been raised €750,000 to buy the high tech equipment for a Cardiac Cathederisation Laboratory which is to be located in the hospital. Now with the help of the North West 10k committee the Friends are aiming to raise some of the estimated half a million euro finance for the provision of the actual laboratory on the hospital campus. Currently Dr David has the use of a mobile suite every Thursday at the hospital for carrying out some of these investigations but there is no facility to actually provide treatment after a diagnosis.The bulk of the surgical procedures are undertaken at St. James’s Hospital in Dublin while around 10% of patients are sent University Hospital Galway. So it will be a huge boost to the people of Donegal when the Cathederisation Lab is up and running. At a time when the patient is already trying to cope with the stress of facing cardiac surgery the fact that that procedure can be done at Letterkenny General will be a huge relief.The burden for families will also be lessened by being able to visit their loved ones more regularly and it also save on the costs of travel and accommodation in Dublin or Galway. It will ease the pressure on the HSE ambulance transport budget.Senior management is currently finalizing a site on the hospital campus for the facility. Letterkenny General equipped with a Cathederisation Laboratory will be a massive development for county cardiac services at a time when the public is hearing so much about health cutbacks.Over the past 23 years the Friends of Letterkenny General Hospital has raised over €5.5 million for a range of state of the art medical devices for investigative and treatment purposes as well as money for service development and patient care.The aim this year is to raise €365,000 for the Cat Lab project.The Friends objective is to raise €21,000 every 21 days through a number of initiatives including the North West 10k. Among the other significant achievements of the ‘Friends’ over the years is the MRI and Dexa Scanners and the 750,000 euro for the new Acute Mental Health Unit which opened in September 2011.REGISTRATION OPENS TONIGHT FOR THE NORTH WEST 10K was last modified: April 29th, 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:Friends of the HospitalNorth West 10last_img read more

December 28


first_imgCharles and Camilla at Glebe House last WednesdayDD ARTS: An exhibition celebrating the centenary of artist Derek Hill’s birth is to open today at The Glebe House and Gallery in Churchill.The launch is at 3pm and admission is free. The art gallery has now opened for the 2016 season.On Wednesday, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla got a preview of the exhibition -the prince also unveiled a plaque rededicating a building at LYIT to his great friend. He paid a private visit to the artist’s home Glebe House, and described it as a very special treat to visit the home of “my old friend and artistic mentor”.The Gallery is open daily from 11.00am until 6.30pm (closed Fridays in June) and tours will be available up until 5.30pm.  DD ARTS: DEREK HILL CENTENARY EXHIBITION OPENS TODAY AT GLEBE GALLERY was last modified: May 29th, 2016 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:camillaCharliesChurchillDerek HillThe Glebe Houselast_img read more

December 27


first_imgEverton star Shane Duffy has been handed his full international debut by Martin O’Neil for the clash with Costa Rica tonight. Everton star Shane Duffy, who has close Letterkenny connections, made his full international debut for the Republic Of Ireland tonight against Costa Rica.His father Brian who hails from Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny, will be beaming with pride tonight as his son makes his full international debut under the watchful eye of Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane.Duffy had been on the fringes of the Irish set-up during the Trappattoni era, and was named in a number of squads, but never made his full debut during the Italians spell as manager. Duffy, who is from Derry had represented Northern Ireland at underage level, but switched allegiances to the Republic of Ireland when they showed an interest in capping him at U19 level in 2010.    EVERTON STAR SHANE DUFFY MAKES FULL INTERNATIONAL DEBUT AGAINST COSTA RICA was last modified: June 7th, 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:evertonIrelandletterkennynewsShane DuffySportlast_img read more

December 27


first_imgThree-Rivers Shotokan Karate-Club traveled to Ardee at the weekend to take part in the 2016 International Open Karate Championships. This event seen some of the top competitors from England, Scotland, Wales and all over Ireland descend on Ardee to compete in this annual competition. As always the members of Three-Rivers Shotokan Karate-Club thrived on this high standard and seen them return to Lifford with multiple medals.Saturday saw a few newcomers to the scene and they didn’t disappoint in their first outing with Amy Gallagher winning silver in Kata, Brody Hannigan Bronze in Kata and Eoin Crawford taking bronze in Kumite. Pictured are Martin McNamee with medal winners from the weekends event.Leah McClean Bronze in both Kata and Kumite, Ciarán Crawford Gold Kumite, Amy Gallagher Silver Kata, Eoin Crawford Bronze Kumite, Ace Rodriquez Gold Kata, Ryan Doherty Silver Kumite, Jamie-Lee Simpson Bronze Kumite, Brody Hannigan Bronze Kata, Emma Dolan Gold Kumite and Silver in Kata.Picture by Máirtín Mac CrábhagáinKARATE: THREE RIVERS CLUB TRAVEL TO ARDEE was last modified: April 12th, 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:ARDEELiffordTHREE RIVERS SHOTOKAN CLUBlast_img read more

December 21

New bishop elected in Diocese of Derry and Raphoe

first_imgThe Venerable Andrew Forster has been elected as the Church of Ireland Bishop of Derry and Raphoe today.Archdeacon Forster succeeds the Rt Revd Ken Good who retired at the end of May this year.Archdeacon Forster has been Rector of Drumglass (Dungannon), in the Diocese of Armagh, since 2007, and Archdeacon of Ardboe since 2015.  His election was announced today that the Episcopal Electoral College for the Diocese of Derry and Raphoe meeting in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh.The bishop-elect said: “I am very much looking forward to beginning a new chapter in ministry and getting to know the diocese. I am very humbled by the fact that the Church has put its trust in me to take that role.”Bishop-elect Forster is pictured (right) alongside the Archbishop of Armagh, Most Rev’d Dr Richard Clarke, Primate of All IrelandThe Most Revd Dr Richard Clarke, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, said: “We wish Andrew Forster every blessing on his election. I have known Andrew since he was eight years old. He has been a great colleague as an archdeacon in Armagh diocese and I know that he will bring great gifts to his new responsibilities.”Following approval by the House of Bishops, the bishop-elect will be consecrated as a bishop on a date to be determined.  New bishop elected in Diocese of Derry and Raphoe was last modified: August 29th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:Andrew ForsterBishop of Derry and RaphoeChurch of Irelandlast_img read more

December 20

Warriors share their favorite memories at Oracle Arena

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device.Klay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND – The memories will stay vivid for the rest of their lives. And how can it not? Those moments marked the times the Warriors felt their ears popped.That experience will happen again when the Warriors (55-24) play the Los Angeles Clippers (47-35) on Sunday at Oracle Arena. Not only do …last_img read more