Cavaliers face now-or-never home stand in NBA Finals

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film “We feed off our crowd. We really get up to play at home. We know that come Wednesday we’re going to have to be better,” Love said. “Just being in front of our crowd will be huge for us.”But the Cavaliers, facing Golden State in the finals for the fourth year in a row, are only 4-4 against the Warriors at home in all finals.“We have to do a better job at home,” Cavs guard J.R. Smith said. “We can’t keep taking positives from losses. We’re doing some good things, but it’s not translating into Ws so we’ve got to figure it out.”James wants discomfortThe Cavaliers were the most recent victims of an NBA Finals sweep, being blanked by San Antonio in 2007 in the first finals trip for LeBron James, now playing in an eighth consecutive finals and ninth overall.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Infantino says FIFA can afford Morocco to host 2026 World Cup 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 “I don’t think we’re close to our ceiling, which is good for us,” said Warriors forward Draymond Green. “We can play so much better. We’re going to need that going out on the road.”While the Cavaliers made the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history from 3-1 down to beat Golden State in 2016, no team has ever rallied from 3-0 down to win the title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We have to make sure that we really bring it in game three because that’s really the game right there,” Cavs forward Kevin Love said. “This is a team you don’t want to be down 0-3 against.”The Cavaliers are 8-1 at home in this year’s playoffs, losing only in their first-round opener against Indiana. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 03: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of the 2018 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 3, 2018 in Oakland, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPDefending champion Golden State has seized command of the NBA Finals as the series shifts to Cleveland, where the Cavaliers must continue their home playoff magic to sustain any title hopes.The Warriors, seeking their third crown in four seasons, could complete a sweep in the best-of-seven showdown with road wins Wednesday and Friday after taking a 2-0 edge with a 122-103 home triumph Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourscenter_img Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue stressed the need for a body-banging style from his squad.“We have to start the game better, being more physical,” Lue said. “It was too easy for them. They ran around a little too freely. They might get some shots, but we’ve got to take away the easy ones.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It sucks to lose, that’s for sure, but it definitely won’t stop me from preparing to be better,” James said. “We’ve played some really good basketball on our home floor. But that shouldn’t give us any comfort. We should still be uncomfortable.“Just because we’re going home doesn’t mean we can relax. This is the last team in the world you want to relax against.”James won two titles with Miami and achieved his goal of bringing a crown to his home region, but the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player would fall to 3-6 in the finals with a loss this year.The Warriors have imposed themselves upon the Cavs early and see that as crucial for more success.“We’ve got to come out with a sense of urgency to start,” Warriors forward Kevin Durant said. “They have only lost one game so they are very confident there. We’ve just got to come out, stick to our game plan, keep playing hard and we’ll be fine.”Warriors won’t relaxIt will be hard for Golden State to top game two, when Stephen Curry sank a finals-record nine 3-pointers in a 33-point effort.“We had some slip-ups and things we can correct going into game three,” Curry said. “But the energy and effort and physicality and all that from the jump was pretty dialed in and it gave us a lot of momentum and confidence.”Warriors guard Klay Thompson, playing despite a left ankle injury in the opener, says Golden State has a strong focus knowing the Cavaliers rallied from 2-0 down to beat Boston in the Eastern Conference finals.“It’s nothing to feel happy about being up 2-0,” Thompson said. “This team plays great at home and we expect their other guys to play even better at home, too, not just LeBron, so we’re not going to relax at all.” View commentslast_img read more

STEM clubs coming in September for differently-abled children

first_imgWith the world of technology rapidly advancing, the Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities is striving to ensure differently-abled children are not left behind and are instead equipped with equal knowledge like regular persons.This was revealed by the Programme Coordinator for the Council, Ganesh Singh during a recent interview with Guyana Times.He informed that at the beginning of the new school term in September, special needs children will be taught about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programmes as well as robotics.These programmes will be introduced at four special schools in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) as a pilot programme to see how the children respond. Singh explained that it will help them to develop critical thinking skills as they combine parts to make robots and get involved in computer programming.“The STEM programme will be done at the special schools so it will be for the students who are in those schools. We are hoping that with once funding becomes available, we can do a STEM club outside of school that will cater for persons that are not within the formal school system,” Singh told this newspaper.In addition, he explained that programmes are also in the pipeline for older persons living with disabilities. For this initiative, the Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities has partnered with the Board of Industrial Training.“That programme tentatively will commence in September and we also have skills training programmes that we are doing in partnership with the Board of Industrial Training where we are training young persons with disabilities and also even older adults. We are training them in various skills areas including website development and management, computer repairs, food processing, computer skills training and we even have some plumbing and craft,” the programme coordinator added.Singh was keen to note that he sees Guyana heading into the technological age and is determined to not let persons with disabilities be left behind.Persons interested in participating in the other programmes can contact the Society on 652-8975 or 231-7976.On the other hand, while the Organisation recognises the importance of developing capacity in this area, it is also very passionate about developing basic life skills for differently-abled children.As such, a five-day programme recently concluded which was geared towards boosting independent living skills. Singh reported that the children who participated in that initiative really enjoyed themselves, but most importantly, they learnt a lot when it comes to taking care of themselves.ChallengesAlthough the Organisation has major plans to assist persons living with disabilities, it is challenged by a lack of finances.According to Singh, “As usual we always say financial resources is the major stumbling block for any programme that we want to implement. We do not, we cannot afford an office of our own because we do not receive any subvention or any money really to rent an office and pay administrative staff”.He explained that the Organisation would usually receive funding from donors for specific projects, however, there is hardly any “assured income” at any given month. This, he said often curtails the work of the Organisation.last_img read more

Northern First Nations send Trudeau government a message about Site C and other developments

first_imgSite C construction started about two months ago, and the project will not be done for roughly another decade. Following the dramatic change in government after this election, the Northern First Nations Leadership Alliance met in Prince George to continue discussions started earlier in the year about major project development in northern BC – in regard to the federal and provincial governments involvement.“Our new Prime Minister has committed to the United Nations Declaration in regard to ‘free, prior and informed consent.’” Chief of the Prophet River First Nation Lynette Tsakoza said. “This must become the foundation of a new approach to consultations with First Nations, one that results in positive outcomes for our communities, and for Canada.”The Alliance has agreed to focus first on the proposed Site C dam project, and the approaches to consultation with First Nations.- Advertisement -“Canada has an opportunity to become a leader in alternative energy development,” said Chief Roland Willsonm of the West Moberly First Nation. “I am calling on our new Prime Minister to work with us in developing Canada’s potential to be a global leader in this field, instead of pursuing archaic approaches like the Site C dam. The era of destroying rivers should be over.”Chief Terry Teegee, Tribal Chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, said they are not against development.”The question is what kind of development is going to occur, and how decisions will be made about that development. Right now the system is broken.”On behalf of the alliance, Chief Na’moks of the Wet’suwet’en Nations has extended an invitation to Prime Minister Trudeau to begin discussions on the issues they feel are ‘fundamentally important’ to the future of Canada.Advertisementlast_img read more

Man reached speeds of 160kph in one of worst cases of dangerous driving

first_imgThe case of a man, who sped away from gardaí at 160kph in a 13 mile chase, has been described as one of the worst cases of dangerous driving heard in Buncrana Court. Ryan Harkin was charged before Buncrana District Court last Tuesday with a total of 11 separate charges. Harkin was accused of eight counts of dangerous driving at various locations along the N13 road from Manorcunningham to Bridgend on June 4.He was also charged with travelling in a stolen car, in Letterkenny, which had earlier been stolen from Ballybrack, Moville, on December 10, and two counts of interfering with cars at Burnfoot on July 30.Derry man Harkin pleaded guilty to all the charges before him.Harkin, 24, was brought to court in handcuffs having being transferred from Castlerea Prison that morning. The court heard that Harkin had been remanded in custody in August when his application for bail, and High Court bail, was refused.Detective Inspector Barry Doyle told the court that on June 4 this year an off duty Garda saw Harkin sitting in a Ford Focus car outside his neighbours house.  He did not recognise the car so he decided to watch the vehicle as he believed the driver was acting suspiciously.A short time later another male appeared from his neighbour’s driveway carrying garden equipment but when he saw the Garda he dropped it and ran to the car. The driver, Mr. Harkin took off at speed, the court heard.Det. Insp. Doyle told the court that the off duty garda contacted the Garda Station and the Ford Focus being driven by Harkin was intercepted by Gardaí in a marked patrol car at the Manorcunningham roundabout on the N13.However he once again refused to stop for Gardaí and took off towards Bridgend.Det. Insp. Doyle said the Gardaí made chase with lights and sirens on but the car failed to stop. He said there were a number of incidents of dangerous driving witnessed by the chasing Gardaí, who were forced to follow at a ‘safe distance’.Speeds of 160kphThe court heard that Harkin, of 6 Glenbank, The Glen, Co Derry, was driving at speeds of more than 160kph and was ‘swerving wildly’ from one side of the road to the other.Det. Insp. Doyle said if there had been oncoming traffic when Harkin was driving like this it could have resulted in a catastrophe.He also said that on a number of occasions Harkin violently slammed on the brakes in what they believed was an attempt to rear end the patrol car.He added: “At one point the patrol car got in front of the Ford Focus in an attempt to get him to pull over but he tried to ram the patrol car. He continued driving at speeds more than 160kph and travelling on the incorrect side of the road. At one point at Burt he forced another vehicle onto the hard shoulder. There could have been a disaster.”The court heard that Gardaí continued with the pursuit but that Harkin got away from them and fled across the border into Northern Ireland. The PSNI were informed but Harkin was not apprehended on this night.Following this incident, six weeks later, Harkin was caught ‘rummaging around cars’ in a Burnfoot housing estate.The court heard that Gardaí received a call from Gerard Arbuckle after his wife got out of bed at 4.15am to get a glass of water and noticed that their car door was open.Det. Insp. Doyle said Mrs. Arbuckle called out to her husband who ran outside and caught Harkin rummaging around in the car.“Mr. Arbuckle apprehended Harkin and locked him in the car. He then called the Gardaí and when they arrived Harkin was arrested and taken to Buncrana Garda Station,” said Det. Insp. Doyle.“The dangerous driving incidents from the previous month were put to him then.”The court heard that both vehicles which Harkin entered were ‘unlocked and there was no damage’ caused to them.Det. Insp. Doyle also told the court that Harkin was spotted in a car, which had earlier been reported stolen from Mr. Casey of Ballybrack, Moville, on December 10, last year.The garda said Harkin was spotted on the CCTV footage from the Dry Arch Filling Station in Letterkenny after Gardaí received a report of theft of fuel from the petrol station.He said it should be noted that Harkin was the passenger in the vehicle and that the value of stolen fuel was €48.Det. Insp. Doyle said the car was later found at the bottom of the Lurgybrack Hill in Letterkenny.42 previous convictionsThe court heard that the Derry man had no criminal record on this side of the border but that he has 42 previous convictions in the North.Det. Insp. Doyle outlined his extensive record, which included eight burglaries, three drugs convictions, 11 for road traffic incidents, seven for theft, two for interfering with a vehicle and one for stealing a car.He said Harkin has previously been given suspended sentences and spent time in prison in Northern Ireland.Defence solicitor Mr. David Henry said his client deeply regrets his actions and wants to apologise to anyone who was affected by his behaviour – particularly those who were involved in the pursuit.Mr. Henry said Harkin had spent the previous three months in prison in Castlerea, adding that it has had a ‘harrowing affect’ on him. He said the Derry man has had no contact with any of his family or friends since his incarceration.Mr. Henry said this has had a ‘profound affect’ on the 24-year-old and he stated that he didn’t want to come to the attention of gardaí again.“This was one repeated incident of dangerous driving,” said Mr. Henry. “He panicked and it was very reckless but there were no injuries or damage caused.“Regarding the over application of the brake, Mr. Harkin said he wasn’t trying to rear-end the garda patrol and instead puts this down to his inexperience as a driver – there was nothing sinister in it,” added Mr. Henry.The Buncrana solicitor asked the Judge to be ‘mindful’ that his client spent three months in prison already and the affect this has had on him.Addressing the court Mr. Harkin said he had previously lived at home with his mum and 14-year-old brother. He said he left school at 16 and did a course at a car breakers but had gone off the rails when his granny, whom he was very close with, died.Judge Paul Kelly said this was ‘as bad a case of dangerous driving’ that he has ever had before him.“The speeds involved here are insane,” said Judge Kelly.“What if your younger brother had of been in one of the cars you met when you were on the wrong side of the road.“Do you ever think that you could have hit someone who was just coming home from work?” he asked Mr. Harkin.“Yes, I’m sorry, I was just afraid and kept going because of peer pressure,” Harkin responded.Judge Kelly said it was “an absolute miracle” that no one was killed or injured but that was ‘no thanks to Mr. Harkin’.The District Court Judge said he would take into consideration the Derry man’s early plea and that he had spent time in jail but he said there was only way of dealing with the case. He sentenced Harkin to a total of four months jail and disqualified him from driving for five years. He was also fined €350Judge Kelly backdated all sentences until August, when Harkin first went into custody, meaning he would only serve a maximum of one month in prison.Man reached speeds of 160kph in one of worst cases of dangerous driving was last modified: November 2nd, 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

World Cup star caught singing ‘Southgate You’re The One’ at Courteeners gig

first_img 3 When Jordan Pickford joins in with the chants at Courteeners @Rock_City_Notts Short back and stompin 🙌🏽— Charlie 🐝 (@what_char_said_) November 20, 2018With the 24-year-old in tremendous form at the back, the young Three Lions side got to the semi-finals before being knocked out by Croatia.But Gareth Southgate’s men managed to exact a modicum of revenge on the weekend, relegating Zltako Dalic’s side.The Croatia boss was extremely gracious in defeat, even managing to admit himself that ‘football is coming home very soon’. 3 Clearly keen to celebrate, Pickford enjoyed a gig at Nottingham night club ‘Rock City’ to watch indie band ‘The Courtneeners’.And, clearly keen to have a good night, the Everton No.1 was caught on camera singing ‘Southgate You’re the One’ and ‘It’s Coming Home’ at the top of his lungs. Pickford, who had the phrase ‘Get The Rave On’ stitched into his boots during the World Cup in Russia, was seen at the top of a balcony in the venue belting out the hits which became synonymous with England’s glorious summer. Jordan Pickford helped England to the historic feat of winning a penalty shootout at the World Cup If you want to see a video of Jordan Pickford in Nottingham at courteeners singing the Gareth Southgate chant here you go— Reilly (@ReillyPhoenix) November 20, 2018Twitter user @ReillyPhoenix videoed the stopper in full voice on what appears to be a balcony at Rock City in the East Midlands.center_img Pickford was seen belting out the classic songs at the top of his lungs Jordan Pickford lived up his mantra by leading the chants at a nightclub in Nottingham to celebrate England’s Nations League victory over Croatia.The Three Lions left it late, but won their group thanks to captain Harry Kane’s late winner in a 2-1 win at Wembley on Sunday. The Everton shot-stopper was keen to enjoy his night after relegating Croatia And later in the evening, the former Sunderland man was seen belting out Baddiel and Skinner’s 1996 classic, ‘It’s Coming Home’ in front of his adoring fans. 3last_img read more


first_imgThe Letterkenny apartment for sale is on Lower Main Street with a reserve of 12kAllsop Space have announced the commercial and residential properties that they will sell at public auction at the RDS in Dublin on 15th October next – and it includes a Co Donegal apartment for just €12,000! The properties from Co. Donegal also include a 48 bedroom hotel in Moville with a reserve of €175,000, the long leasehold ground floor two bedroom apartment in Letterkenny with a reserve of €12,000 and a freehold plot of land of 10 hectares in Drumkeen with a reserve of €30,000.The apartment is No3 Westside Apartments, Lower Main Street. The company used the announcement to reaffirm its pledge- in conjunction with several interest groups- not to offer for sale any repossessed family homes at this or any future auction.Speaking at the launch Allsop Space Director of Auctions, Robert Hoban, said “The commercial properties on sale here will house the future businesses and enterprises that will support jobs, growth and investment all across Ireland.“The people who will come here to buy shops, factory units and offices are the people who will work to get Ireland out of its current difficulties. Essentially the purchasers here are buying the cradles of Ireland’s future prosperity. We wish them all well and are happy that we at Allsop Space are aiding this much needed process.“We are also really delighted to be part of what I hope is a new beginning for Irish property and how Irish property isbought and sold here. The published reserve price is key to this system and we believe that will become the gold standard for all auctions in the future. I think the large number of residential properties that are on sale here are an unequivocal vote of confidence by Irish people in our open way of doing business.”  LETTERKENNY APARTMENT TO GO UNDER HAMMER FOR JUST €12,000! was last modified: October 1st, 2013 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:ALLSOP SPACEDonegal Dailyfor auctionfor autionletterkennylast_img read more

Riverbank work to protect Santa Paula Airport

first_imgSANTA PAULA – As a new rainy season approaches, officials are anxious to complete a $3.8 million wall of rocks to help protect Santa Paula Airport’s runway from the kind of erosion that occurred in February, when the Santa Clara River changed course during near-record rains. A contract for the work was awarded Friday and officials hope it will start this coming week. About 600 feet, or a third of the airport’s only runway, was washed away, and although it was restored by the end of July using sand dug out of the river channel, the new runway is also in danger of washing away. “We are working against the clock,” said Rowena Mason, the airport’s manager. “Unless we get some sort of (river) bank protection, any kind of flow that comes back and hits the airport will take that sand out. “We’ve been here for 75 years. This has never happened before. What’s happened is the river is still the way that it was when we were washed out.” Jeff Pratt, director of the Ventura County Watershed Protection District, said the rock barrier would probably have been finished already if not for delays over state demands for an environmental study. In October, a Ventura County Superior Court judge ruled that the county’s Watershed Protection District could go ahead with the project to protect the airport in spite of demands from the state for the environmental review. “We want to put in a rock covering on the soil slope,” Pratt said. “We’ve been proposing to put it in since March. We wanted to start putting it in in July and we would have been done by now. “The court said it was clearly an emergency project. All that earthwork (to restore the runway) is at risk if we don’t get it in quickly.” During the heavy rains last year, Pratt said, Santa Paula Creek spewed sediment into the Santa Clara River, helping to turn the river channel toward the airport. This caused part of the runway to wash away, and the threat still exists from the change in the direction in the river channel. The Watershed Protection District is being reimbursed up to $5 million from the federal National Resources Conservation Service to restore the eroded river bank, including the part where part of the airport runway was washed away. About $2 million has been spent on dredging a diversion channel in the river and using the sand to restore the airport land. But owners of the airport also have gone into debt trying to restore their airfield. “We are already $400,000 in debt to make the repairs we made. We have to protect that investment,” Mason said. Before the rock wall could be built, an agreement over property rights had to be reached with the nature conservancy that owns part of the land where the wall is being built. Mason said the wall along the river bank is being placed partly below ground and partly above, using giant rocks like those in jetties along the beach. Santa Paula Airport sits along the west bank of the Santa Clara River and offers an unusual environment that has attracted hundreds of pilots, including a number of celebrities. The airport has a small-town feel where children ride their bikes to watch the planes take off. Celebrities have kept planes there over the years, include actors Steve McQueen, Gene Hackman and Cliff Robertson. “It’s a wonderful airport,” Mason said. “We are one of the largest employers in the city of Santa Paula, employing over 100 people. During the 2003 fires that burned from Santa Clarita to the San Fernando Valley and from Santa Paula to Simi Valley, the Santa Paula airfield was used as a heliport to fight the fire. Since 1930, we have served the public.” The airport is owned by the 103 people who have acquired stock by buying hangars there. In the intense flooding of 1969, which washed out a number of roads in Ventura County, water covered parts of the Santa Paula Airport, but there was no damage to the riverbank. But this year, on Feb. 21, the 32-acre airport property began to erode and emergency crews began working with a convoy of dump trucks to build a diversion jetty with rocks and concrete. As crews worked, the river began eating up the runway at 1:30 a.m. the following day. There are 26 businesses operating at the airport with a total business value of over $21 million. That includes six repair facilities, Logsdon’s restaurant, a flight school and the Aviation Museum of Santa Paula. The airport is responsible for the employment of over 100 people and has an annual estimated gross sales of $6 million. It is home to 300 aircraft of all types, including a large collection of antique and vintage aircraft. Eric Leach, (805) 583-7602 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Fans clammer as Daniel and Majella announce ‘Room to Improve’ garage sale!

first_imgFans of Daniel and Majella O’Donnell have been given a unique chance to hundreds of personal items from the home of the stars.The singing sensation and his wife are hosting a garage sale from their Room To Improve house and everything has a price!The house was RTE’s most-watched show last year as Daniel brought in celebrity architect Dermot Bannon to give his Co Donegal home a makeover. Now the celebrity couple have decided to declutter their home and it’s all for a good cause.All proceeds raised from the garage sale will go to Donegal Mind Wellness, a charity that is close to Majella’s heart.The sale takes place at the Cope FoodStore in Dungloe during the Mary from Dungloe Festival Week on July 28th next.Fans from Daniel from across the globe are already excited about the sale in the hope of getting their hands on a unique slice of Daniel’s life. “It’s your chance to buy a piece of their past from before their Room to Improve transformation,” said a spokesperson for the sale.And with Daniel always around for the Mary from Dungloe Festival each year, fans may get a chance to snap up a bargain form the man himself.Information on the garage sale has been posted on Daniel’s Facebook page and it has received a huge reaction.Fans from around the globe are hoping to get their hands on the personal mementoes at the right price.One fan Juanita Wheeler said ” I so love this idea I love garage sales wish I was flying across the globe for this one.” The Room to Improve show featuring the couple’s stunning homemade for compelling view for television fans.It featured real-lifer interviews with Daniel including the singer’s battle with architect Bannon over the price of the makeover!Fans clammer as Daniel and Majella announce ‘Room to Improve’ garage sale! was last modified: July 9th, 2019 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

Retired Donegal couple scoop €60,000 Telly Bingo prize

first_imgDonegal has two new lotto winners.The latest €60,000 Telly Bingo winner was sold in Inishowen.Donald McGonagle and wife Eileen from Greencastle, Co. Donegal were ecstatic after finding out they scooped the Telly Bingo Snowball prize on Thursday. Well-known local shop Farrens Newsagents confirmed they sold the winning ticket.The life-long Telly Bingo players, who are married for over 55 years, plan to enjoy their windfall by taking a sun-soaked cruise in the Mediterranean.The couple religiously watch the Telly Bingo show on RTÉ every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday but ironically missed the all-important show when their €2.50 ticket netted them a Snowball prize of €60,000!“We had no idea that the top prize of Telly Bingo had even been won to the day after the draw,” said a delighted Eileen McGonagle. “We were pottering around Moville and we saw a poster in the window in the shop to say that they had sold the €60,000 prize.“We got a little flutter of excitement as we got our tickets out to check them in the shop but we never would have imagined we would be the lucky winners.“There has been great excitement around the town ever since with a lot of well-wishing neighbours and friends, it’s just been brilliant.”Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyAs the retired couple celebrated their incredible Telly Bingo win, they discussed how it came at a poignant time when they were celebrating the birthday of their daughter who had passed away previously“It was a very emotional week for us. On the day we won the Telly Bingo prize, we were celebrating our daughter’s birthday who is no longer with us,” Eileen added. “We firmly believe that she’s after pulling a few strings up there to look after us! Money isn’t everything but it will allow us to do things we weren’t in a position to do before.“We both love the sun so we’ve started planning a cruise around the Mediterranean very soon. We just can’t wait.”Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyRetired Donegal couple scoop €60,000 Telly Bingo prize was last modified: July 18th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Mutation: Not a Bug, a Feature

first_imgEvolutionary biologists are sometimes risque with the way they discuss mutations.  They treat them almost like magic wands, able to produce wondrous new organs and functions by accident.Health to them, death to you:  One article on Science Daily discussed a mutation that causes congenital heart disease in humans, but may have been a stepping stone to the origin of the 3-chambered heart.  “First Genetic Link Between Reptile And Human Heart Evolution Found,” the article announced.What elevates you above the apes:  Genetic changes (presumably by mutational accident) are what separate us from chimpanzees, another article on Science Daily suggested.  Researchers at Trinity College Dublin identified genes not found in chimpanzees.  They “arose” somehow – evolutionist code for mutations that provided some kind of benefit.  “Researchers have found genes that arose from non-coding DNA in flies, yeast, and primates,” the article stated.  A cute picture of a blond human holding a less-mutated chimp accompanied the picture.Instant intelligence by kickstart:  While Science magazine’s blog Origins was puzzling over the date of the first indicator that humans had arrived with symbolic behavior, Michael Balter let out this admission: some scientists argue that “modern human cognition, including language and other complex symbolic behavior, needed the additional kick-start of a genetic mutation about 50,000 years ago.”    While it could be argued that Balter was critiquing that position, he was only comparing it to this: “Yet an increasing number of researchers have come to think that Homo sapiens was capable of modern behavior from the very beginning of its history.”  Since the Origins blog was set up in celebration of the Darwin Bicentennial, it can be safely assumed Balter’s statement was not intended as support for Genesis 2:7.  Instead, Balter was only pushing the date for the mutation that brought wisdom to the human brain a few tens of thousands of years earlier.  But then, those believing that story have to explain, if those long-ago ancestors possessed the complete physical and intellectual equipment of us modern humans, why it took them so long to build cities, plant farms, and write books (see 08/14/2009).In summary, like the BBC News reported, “We are all mutants.”  Get used to it; each of us was born with about 100 mistakes in our gene library.  This provides “insights into our evolution,” you see.  We should look at mutations not as bugs in the code, but features – chance variations loaded with possibilities.  Employing language straight out of Darwin’s Origin, the BBC said, “New mutations are the source of inherited variation, some of which can lead to disease and dysfunction, and some of which determine the nature and pace of evolutionary change.”Folks, here we are, nine years since the launch of Creation-Evolution Headlines, and the Darwinists are still worshiping Tinker Bell, the goddess who zaps slime into endless forms most beautiful with her mutation wand.  They still show no sign of shame for saying such silly things in public.  We must work harder to expose the Blunderful Wizard of Flaws (09/05/2008 commentary) till he comes clean and confesses that this whole act of evolution being Science was a charade all along.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more