View comments Duke’s Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket as Army’s Ben Kinker (30) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)DURHAM, N.C. — Duke got something from Army that it didn’t against Kentucky: A test.The fourth-ranked Blue Devils pulled away to beat the Black Knights 94-72 on Sunday behind 27 points and 16 rebounds from Zion Williamson.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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It wound up being another blowout, but there were plenty of teachable moments for Krzyzewski: Duke left far too many perimeter shooters open and too often settled for low-percentage shots — the 36 3-pointers attempted were its most since 2016.“Today was a learning experience,” Reddish said. “We can’t dwell on any win.”KEY STATSDuke also trailed for the first time this season — for 12 seconds during the opening minute. … Williamson was 11 of 14 from the field and has made 22 of 27 shots during his college career. … Reddish was 9 of 21 while Barrett was 9 of 19. … Army scored more points off turnovers (15) than Duke did (14).HISTORYThis was the eighth time since 2011 that Duke took at least 34 3s in a game, according to SportsReference.com, and the first since the Blue Devils put up 36 in a loss to Notre Dame in the semifinals of the 2016 ACC Tournament. Duke improved to 2-6 when attempting that many 3s, and the other win came against rival North Carolina in 2012 on — what else? — Austin Rivers’ buzzer-beating 3.UP NEXTArmy: Plays host to Sacred Heart on Friday.Duke: Plays host to Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? “That whole thing, the hangover of success and travel and then getting ready” for a game, Krzyzewski said. “The only way you do it is to do it. And our guys don’t feel good about themselves right now. And that’s good. Although they turned it around in the second half, they were in a position to lose the game and they responded, and they responded really well.”Matt Wilson scored 15 points and Tommy Funk added 12 for Army (1-1), and Funk hit back-to-back 3s to pull the Black Knights to 67-61 with just over 12 minutes left.Reddish hit a driving layup, and he and Barrett each hit 3s on consecutive possessions to push the lead into double figures for good. Reddish added another 3 to stretch the lead to 78-61 with just over 9 minutes left, and the Blue Devils eventually went up by 20 on Williamson’s stickback with less than 4 minutes to play.BIG PICTUREArmy: Plenty to build on for the Black Knights, who proved themselves as much more than just a sentimental Veterans Day choice for Duke and Krzyzewski, a former Black Knight player and coach himself. They didn’t back down against a preseason Final Four favorite, and were very much in the game until the final 10 minutes. That will pay off once conference play begins.ADVERTISEMENT Wade taking more time to be with wife and their new daughter Playing five days after routing the second-ranked Wildcats in the Champions Classic , they shot 49 percent but couldn’t shake the Black Knights until the final 10 minutes, finally pulling away with an 11-0 run keyed by 3-pointers from fellow freshmen RJ Barrett and Cameron Reddish.“It’s one thing for somebody to tell you that everybody’s going to bring their best against you, that all their shots are going to feel like they’re going in,” Williamson said. “But I think until you truly experience it, I think you just have to go through it to fully understand.”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 ChrissReddish finished with 25 points and Barrett had 23 while Williamson added six blocked shots and four assists for the Blue Devils (2-0).Coach Mike Krzyzewski called it “a perfect game for us following Kentucky” and said his team’s preparation wasn’t as at a high enough level beforehand. 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– only 38 communities received funding thus farOf the 211 hinterland communities that were identified to benefit from the Jubilee Fund for community development projects, only 38 have thus far applied, received funds and commenced their development project.In January of this year, Government had announced that budget allocations were made for investments in excess of $4 billion, in support of the Plan of Action for Hinterland Development.Minister of Finance Winston Jordan had also announced that in excess of $280 million was allocated to promote economic prosperity in these communities. This sum it was revealed is inclusive of grants for 211 Indigenous communities that would build village economies and fund other tourism-based projects, particularly for the Nation’s 50th Independence celebration. It was explained that the communities would be able to access up to $2 million in funding through the grant.However, it was revealed that only 38 communities actually applied for and received funding through the grant. As such, the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs has announced that the remaining Hinterland communities have up to the end of 2016 to access money from the grant to undertake their developmental ventures.Under the Presidential Grant, Hinterland Communities would usually have been receiving $700,000 to embark on these developmental projects. However; in celebration of the country’s 50th Independence anniversary, the government released more funds for the benefit of these hinterland communities.Some of the projects that have been approved for funding included but are not limited to: the expansion of village farms, aquaculture, cattle and poultry rearing, eco-lodges, construction of guest houses, village offices, shops and markets, landmark benabs, recreational parks, internet service, and purchasing vehicles for agriculture, among others.Presidential Advisor on Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Mervin Williams stated that in order to benefit from the Jubilee Fund, the communities would have had to develop a business or project plan for the purpose of improving village economies and community enhancement. These proposals, he explained, would be assessed and approved, and funding would be issued.
The Forestry Development Authority (FDA), Sustainable Trade Initiative (STI), concession heads, civil society representatives, stakeholders, donor partners have stressed the need for the forest management process to move forward.These assertions were advanced yesterday in Monrovia at a one day consultative conference on the Concept Note crafted by the IHD Sustainable Trade Initiative. The ceremony was held at the National Bureau of Concessions (NBC) in Monrovia, where FDA Managing Director Harrison S. Karnwea, Sr., said in order for Liberia to conserve the forest, a letter of Intent was signed last year with the Kingdom of Norway in New York, the United States of America.According to him, the actual intent of that letter signed with Norway is to preserve and conserve the Liberian forest and increase productivity in the cash and food crops.He also pointed out that Liberia does not want to conserve the forest and see Liberians dying with hunger and other related socio-economic hardships in the country.“As a result of that vital forest initiative, a high-powered delegation is currently in the country to hold discussions with the government, stakeholders, forest concessionaires, partners in the oil palm sector in the country,” Director Karnwea asserted.He also disclosed that the two separate delegations are in the country to assist Liberia forest stakeholders and partners work out plans that would make the Liberian forest productive and sustainable.Earlier, the Director General of the National Bureau of Concessions, Madam Ciata Bishop, urged the participants to talk and work out concrete modalities for the sustainable preservation of the Liberian forest.“It is our hopes that our partners will work together to finalize documents that would be in the best interest of the country,” Madam Bishop concluded.In a brief remark, the Focal Person on Liberia-Norway deal, Arid Skedsmo, urged the participants to accelerate the process of putting finishing touches to the documents that would enhance the sustainable management and conservation of the forest. Also speaking, Civil Society representative Francis K. Colee of Green Advocates assured the FDA management and partners of the Liberian civil society groups willingness to work together and finalize the forest documents.He then stressed the need for the enhancement of the forest concept paper in order that forest dwellers and community land owners could experience the benefits of their natural resources.“We are all in the same boat and I want to assure you people that we will work together to see the practical implementation of the concept paper,” Mr. Colee noted.The concept paper among other components intimated that international companies are compelled to avoid deforestation by their commitment to environmental standards at every level. According to the paper, the successful development of concessions necessarily requires the simultaneous achievement of commercial, community and conservation objectives.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Shortly after four armed men had executed a brazen daylight robbery on a Brazilian and her driver at Oleander Gardens, Bel Air Springs, Georgetown, the suspects were arrested at a house at Circle Front, East Ruimveldt, Georgetown.Upon their arrest, most of the items they had stolen were recovered, and the men were positively identified by the victims. The men, who gave their addresses as East Ruimveldt; Mocha; and Quamina Road, Beterverwagting, East Coast Demerara, have all confessed to the crime.Reports are that the Brazilian woman had hired the taxi to run some errands, and upon arriving at Bel Air Springs, she and the driver were confronted by the armed men, who grabbed a bag containing an undisclosed sum of money and other personal items before fleeing the scene.The Police were contacted, and their diligent work resulted in the men being apprehended. The suspects are now being processed for court.
Over 500 Guyanese have benefited from the Indian Technical Economic Cooperation (ITEC), a programme that is offered to people of Guyana by the Government of India, to develop Guyana’s human resources.Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr K J SrinivasaThis is according to Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr K J Srinivasa, who hosted an event at his Happy Acres, East Coast Demerara home, in recognition of ITEC’S 55th anniversary.According to the High Commissioner, the ITEC programme has been constantly on the move, catching success for the past years. This programme has been building and training over 200, 000 Government officials and professionals from about 160 partner countries of Global South premier of its country. Some of which include Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, and the Caribbean amongst othersHe noted that as a result of the ITEC programme, there has been significant growth and awareness in many countries. The programme has not only generated growth, but also cooperation amongst those developing countries that benefited or is benefiting from the programme.According to the High Commissioner, the programme offers many courses that provide a wide and diverse range of skills and discipline; some of which include agriculture, irrigation, Information Technology (IT), Telecommunication, finance, accounts, audit, banking, education, planning and administration and tool design amongst others.ITEC is a flagship capacity programme initiated by the Indian Government. It was first established on September 12, 1964, by the Ministry of External Affairs. Its main objective is to develop and lend assistance through capacity building and training.
1 Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez wants first-team football next season – whether at the Red Devils or another club.The Mexico international spent the 2014-15 season on loan at Real Madrid but made just 11 starts in all competitions for the Spanish giants.Real turned down the option to make his stay permanent this month and the 27-year-old forward will be heading back to Old Trafford, where he has one year left on his contract.“I’m currently on holiday and awaiting news regarding my future,” Hernandez told Spanish sports newspaper Marca. “I imagine I will know something soon. Real had a deadline to exercise the right to acquire my rights but they let it go.“Right now Real are like any other club and as of now I am a Manchester United player. That’s the only reality. Above all, I want to join a team where I can play and have minutes. If it’s at Manchester United or another team, I will be equally happy. My priority is to play.”Last summer Hernandez chose to go out on loan as United brought in Radamel Falcao on another temporary deal, although that move did not work out and Louis van Gaal will need a re-think in the forwards department once more.Hernandez indicated he would be happy to stay at United if there are opportunities available.“Last summer it was a different situation,” Hernandez said. “When Van Gaal arrived he wanted to restructure the team and reduce the number of players. They weren’t playing in Europe and he preferred to focus on the Premier League.“Perhaps he didn’t want many players because we wouldn’t have played. Now the situation is different. There will be a Champions League preliminary round to play, which means many more games and I think there might be more opportunities.“I think I have more options to play at United next season.”Despite a lack of playing time, Hernandez did impress at Real when called upon.He scored seven goals and set up four more in 23 league appearances for Real, who finished runners-up to Barcelona in La Liga.Moreover, a goal from Hernandez gave Real a 1-0 victory over city rivals Atletico Madrid to put Los Blancos into a fifth straight semi-final of the Champions League.“I have no regrets,” he said. “I’ve given everything I had at Real.“I’m very proud to have represented this club.“I went through hard times but also experienced beautiful moments.“I would be delighted if (new Real Madrid coach Rafa) Benitez called me to say he wanted my services,” he said. “But what any player wants is to play. If that doesn’t happen at United, I will look for a team where I will be given more playing time.” Javier Hernandez in action for Real Madrid
As the people of Donegal face the growing problems of unemployment, poverty and emigration here, the Donegal County Community Forum (DCCF) met last Saturday to see how it can meet the challenges ahead.Members of the Forum met in Letterkenny and spent the day devising a workplan for 2012, examining practical ways to tackle the counties mounting social problems. Speaking after the planning day, the DCCF Chairperson, Paula Leonard, admitted that one of the things that needs to happen is for the Forum to raise its profile.”It’s really important that we raise awareness about our role and create relationships with all the community and voluntary groups out there. They need to know that they can come to us with their concerns and things that they would like to see brought up at council committees’.The Donegal County Community Forum was established in 2000 as a voice for the community and voluntary sector in County Donegal.Made up of twenty volunteers from all over the county, the Forum represents the needs of voluntary and community organizations on local government committees and a range of other committees set up to deal with issues including community policing and drug abuse. As part of the workplan agreed, the Forum hopes to organise networking and training opportunities for community and voluntary groups throughout the year. The Forum ran a series of highly successful training workshops late last year and consulted heavily on submissions to the draft County Development plan.Paula said that: “While the training may focus on specific areas including media skills and sustaining community work, these training days will also be an opportunity to come together, to network and to strengthen the sector at a county level”.For more information contact:Paula Leonard, Chairperson, 086 1722953Jim Doherty, PRO (English), 0868156289Máirín Uí Fhearraigh, PRO (Irish), email@example.com DONEGAL COUNTY COMMUNITY FORUM SETS AGENDA FOR 2012 was last modified: February 2nd, 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)
The Letterkenny parade is always great craic.So the final touches are being put to floats and costumes are being prepared for the Letterkenny St.Patrick’s Day Parade.With fingers crossed for good weather it is all gearing up for a day of family fun.Come along this year to see your friends, family and work colleagues in the parade. The parade will have the traditional mix of sporting clubs, dance groups, youth groups, clubs and societies as well as businesses getting involved, making it a fun and lively parade for the thousands of spectators. There will be vintage cars, animals and much more besides. The Parade starts at 3pm on Tuesday 17th March making its way from Pearse Road via Port Road, through Main Street past the viewing platform at Market Square to finish in Old Town.Before the parade that is also the inaugural St.Patrick’s Day 5k walk/run/jog. Starting at 1.15pm from The Quiet Moment why not get your running shoes on and join in the family fun. The finishing line is at market Square and winners will be announced before the parade.Letterkenny Chamber that organises the parade would like people to know the following arrangements:* 5k registration takes place at An Grianan Theatre from 11.30am * Road closure from Station Roundabout to old Town is in place from 1pm* 5k starts from The Quiet Moment, Main Street at 1.15pm* Music and entertainment at Market Square from 2.15pm* Parking is available in town centre car parks and also at LYIT.* Parking designated for disabled is available in front of An Grainan Theatre. The Gardai will assist with directions fro accessing this. Motorised entries will queue up along Pearse Road with walking entries gathering at Station Roundabout for a parade start at 3pm sharp.Toni Forrester, Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce says “We are looking forward to a busy parade and we would ask all those entering the parade and spectators to follow the advice of stewards and Gardai with respect to the parade. Safety and family fun is our priority on the day”For more information contact Letterkenny Chamber on 074 9124866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.LETTERKENNY PARADE ALMOST READY TO ‘FLOAT’ OFF! was last modified: March 15th, 2015 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:letterkennySt Patrick’s Day Parade
A CO Donegal man who admitted a vicious attack at his own brother’s wedding ‘After Party’ has been given Community Service.Darren Kelly, from New Bungalow, Carrigans, but who now lives in Newtowncunningham, was remanded in custody at Letterkenny Circuit Court earlier this week after admitting the violent attack.Judge John O’Hagan (pictured right) sentenced Kelly today to 240 hours community service in lieu of a two year prison sentence. The judge said he had read probation reports which had recommended community service in the case.“It is recommended that he is suitable for community service. I am told there is a low likelihood of his reoffending so I believe a custodial sentence should not be imposed,” said Judge O’Hagan.He added that he had remanded Kelly in custody earlier this week to give him time to think of an appropriate sentence.“I hope you have learned your lesson,” he told Kelly.Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm arising out of the incident at the Fisherman’s Inn in St Johnston on the night of Sunday, May 9, 2010.Prosecuting barrister Patricia McLaughlin, outlining the case earlier this week, said Kelly had attended his brother Anthony’s wedding the day before.Kelly, 28, had been drinking heavily until 6am on Sunday morning before going to bed.When he got up later that day, he started drinking again before going to the local pub for a so-called ‘After Party’ with close family and friends that Sunday evening.It was while he was at this party, he became involved in two altercations with another local man – lorry driver Leonard French.“Mr French said he was subjected to an attack by Kelly and that he was hit with a bottle and as he fell to the ground he was kicked on the face. While Mr French was lying on the ground, Kelly jumped on his head,” said Ms McLaughlin.She said Mr French, who is 52, was later admitted to Altnagelvin hospital where he was seen by a consultant at 4.40am in the early hours of Monday.He had to receive five staples to treat a deep head wound and also suffered cuts and bruises to an eyelid, his jaw cheek and lips.Pictures of the injuries were handed to Judge O’Hagan by Gda Peter Smith-Shankey who investigated the case.In his statement to Gardai, said Ms McLaughlin, Kelly had denied using a bottle in the attack.He said there had been a minor altercation in the smoking area of the bar with Mr French earlier in the evening.Later in the night, he claimed, Mr French had approached him again about the disagreement and had thrown a punch at him. He claimed to have punched him back.He did however plead guilty to assault causing harm.Judge O’Hagan then spoke to Mr French who was in court for the hearing and asked him if he wanted to add to the Victim Impact Statement which he had read.Mr French said he didn’t, however he told the judge that he still found it difficult to go out socialising, especially in the Carrigans and St Johnston areas.Barrister Peter Nolan, for Kelly, said the whole event was “an unfortunate local row on what was supposed to be a happy family occasion.”He said his client deeply regretted what had happened and was a man who was responsible when he did not drink.Mr Nolan said Kelly was in a stable relationship.Kelly then approached the bench, sat in the dock and apologised to Mr French for the attack.At hearing. Copyrighted.COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR GROOM’S BROTHER WHO BATTERED MAN AT WEDDING AFTER PARTY was last modified: February 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:assaultCarriganscommunity service orderdarren kellyJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit CourtNewtowncunninghamSt Johnston
ALMOST 30 workers fired from their jobs with an initial offer of less than €2k each as an initial pay-off are set to challenge the legality of the move.AssetCo employees say they now have documents which show they were employed directed by a London company and a bid to have them laid off without proper payment is “illegitimate.”The Lisfannon-based workers had provided 24/7 call centre support to the London Fire Brigade for six years until it closed two weeks ago. The money offered was later withdrawn, say former staff members and so far they have received nothing.Sacked worker Oliver O’Donnell said: “The administrators have been instructed by London Fire Brigade to offer the 29 employees, personally, in writing £55k to be shared between them for vital financial documentation, IT data, Payroll/HR data, and most importantly the methods which were used to manage the 24/7 Fire desk control centre which will then be presumably given to the third party to assist them in the operating of the London Fire PFI Contract.“This payment will not in any way recognise the employment status of ROI employees as AssetCo London Ltd employees. ROI employees are willing to assist LFB and the third party if their employment rights are recognised.“The UK based contractual employees of Assetco London Ltd are still in employment in London having their continued employment transferred to the new third party responsible for the operation of the London Fire PFI Contract. “Donegal employees operated 24/7 call centre from which calls were received directly from London Fire Brigade station in relation to maintenance and repairs of London Fleet of vehicles and equipment.“Over the past 18 months ROI based employees have been paid directly from AssetCo London Ltd (Premier FireServe Ltd) bank account.“Documentation is available, which the ROI Employees believe, clearly demonstrate that they are in effect AssetCo London Limited (now known as Premier FireServe Limited) employees and thus when the London Fire PFI contract was novated to the third party the employment rights of the ROI employees should have been novated as well.“ROI employees have been denied right to their salary, consultation period, notice pay, redundancy and most importantly their jobs.” SACKED BUNCRANA WORKERS IN LEGAL FIGHT OVER STATUS was last modified: November 26th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SACKED BUNCRANA WORKERS IN LEGAL FIGHT OVER STATUS