Simmons, Embiid star in 76ers rout of Pistons

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “If you’re putting that roster on the floor, you’re doing everything you can possibly do to try to lose,” Van Gundy said.True. And that was the point of the method to tank seasons. While the Sixers have mostly collected duds in the first round of the draft (Jahlil Okafor, Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel) under their plan, Embiid and Simmons are the Powerball payoff for the franchise.The 76ers sell “Ben & Jo” shirts as part of the promotional push to earn them each their first All-Star berths. Simmons — who has no jump shot — backed defenders in the paint and spun around them for easy buckets. Embiid plowed his way to the rim and even buried a 3 in the second half.The move of the night?Hard to pick one when each play was more GIF-worthy than the last in the first half.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson PHILADELPHIA — Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid almost outproduced Detroit in the first half and sparked the 76ers to a mammoth lead even they couldn’t blow in a 114-78 romp over the Pistons on Friday night.Embiid had 23 points and nine rebounds. Simmons had 19 points and nine assists to lead the Sixers to their fourth straight win, which moved them back to .500.ADVERTISEMENT SPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Sixers opened the game on a 15-2 run and, unlike their December collapses, they never let this one get close. They led 97-61 through three.Embiid waved his arms toward fans as they chanted “Trust the Process!” a motto that surely had to grate at Detroit coach Stan Van Gundy. Gundy was one of the more vocal critics of Philadelphia’s maligned rebuild and said in 2014 the strategy was “embarrassing.” With 2 minutes left in the first half, Embiid and Simmons had combined for 26 points on 12-of-19 shooting. The Pistons had 26 points on 11-of-38 shooting.The 76ers have a bad habit of blowing double-digit leads that crushed their push toward a more respectable spot in the standings. They wasted an 18-point lead in a loss to Portland. The Sixers turned a 22-point edge into a loss against Toronto. And they led by 16 points before Sacramento beat them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Arrest warrant issued for ex-boxing champ Vinny Paz Embiid made Dwight Buycks look like a JV player when he handled the ball at the top of the arc and used his left shoulder to knock back the guard two times before he tossed up a prayer and made the bucket.Simmons hustled toward a loose ball in the second quarter, ran a tightrope down the sideline as he tried to regain his footing and curved toward the baseline to throw down a two-handed dunk that sent the crowd into a frenzy. Simmons even flexed for the crowd, one more performance worthy of the Big Ben moniker that will surely be crowned on him next week when the Sixers play in London.Tobias Harris led the Pistons with 14 points.TIP-INSPistons: At least no one was injured.76ers: This game had the feel of a pep rally. Julius Erving rang the ceremonial Liberty Bell. Even with temps in the low teens, Sixers fans went nuts when they all won a free fast-food frozen dessert in the fourth. And “E-A-G-L-E-S” chants rang out throughout the fourth quarter.UP NEXTPistons: Host the Rockets on Saturday.76ers: The Sixers play one game next week, Thursday against Boston at The O2. The Sixers leave Monday night. LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View commentslast_img read more

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Everyone gets chance to shine in PSL Invitationals

first_imgPSL officials also explained that the national team players will be playing for their respective club teams when their games are held.The teams participating are Petron, Foton, Generika-Ayala, F2 Logistics, United Auctioneers, Cherrylume, Cocolife, Smart-Army, Sta. Lucia and the defending champion Cignal. Ma. Angelica D. GarciaSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Petron wants PSL Invitational title this time 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES View comments Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinacenter_img Press conference for the Philippine Superliga Invitational 2018. Photo from Angelica Garcia/PDI traineeThe Philippine Superliga will reinstate special playing regulations that will require all teams to play their whole roster for the Chooks-to-Go Invitational Conference kicking off this Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Philippine Superliga director Anna Tomas said they reapplied this rule to level out the playing field in the league.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “We give importance to all the players, not only who is famous. We allow everyone to get a chance to be seen,” Tomas said in Thursday’s tournament press conference at Amelie Hotel in Malate.Under the special rule, teams will have to play a different set of players off the bench in the second set.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 crownAfter the second set, squads will have the freedom to play any players from the roster again.A total of ten teams plus the newly formed women’s volleyball national team will see action. However, the games of the national team will be non-bearing matches. Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95last_img read more

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Second Nurse to Contract Ebola from ‘Patient Zero’ Identified in Texas

first_imgA Twenty-nine year-old nurse, Amber Jay Vinson, who was a member of a team of nurses that worked on Liberian Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, known as ‘Patient Zero’ in the US media, has been identified as the second person to contract the Ebola virus.  Ms. Vinson works at the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and was one of the nurses when ‘Patient Zero’ was diagnosed with the Ebola Virus Disease.   She worked on him, according to information reaching the Daily Observer yesterday.  Ms. Vinson’s step-father who did not want to be named, told journalists, “Right now she’s doing OK. Her temperature is going down. We don’t want to do a lot of talking about it now. The main concern is for her to get better.” The victim’s grandmother, Martha Schuler, added that family members had made a mercy dash from their home in Ohio to be with her. Mrs. Schuler said: “I spoke to my son and he said that she works in that hospital and that she was exposed. Amber’s mother has flown down to be with her.” Nurse Vinson is a registered nurse and was one of 76 medical staff members who cared for Mr. Duncan in Dallas. Duncan holds the record as the first person to die from the virus on U.S. soil.  Ms. Vinson reported to Texas Presbyterian Hospital with a fever last Tuesday and was isolated within 90 minutes, according to reports.  Information said a preliminary Ebola test was run late on Tuesday at the state public health laboratory in Austin, and results were received at about midnight.  Health officials later interviewed Miss Vinson to identify any contacts or potential exposures so that those people will be monitored.  Further testing was being conducted at the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia, Daily Observer has learned.    Decontamination of Ms. Vinson’s Dallas apartment in the 6000 block, The Village Bend East began thereafter, as emergency responders surrounded the building and Dallas firefighters in hazmat suits were seen entering the home while it was still dark, according to reporters on the scene. City officials said they had contacted all 330 apartments in the complex where Miss Vinson lives.    Ms. Syad, a spokesman for the 6000 block apartment complex, known as The Village Bend East, told journalists that residents were appreciative that they were being kept informed of what was happening.   “We want them to be aware that if they see people in hazmat suits they know what is going on,” she said. “We are trying to get the message out as fast as possible” Within a four-block radius of Ms. Vinson’s apartment people had been alerted and given a leaflet warning them about the proximity of a victim carrying the Ebola virus.   The information sheet listing facts about Ebola had been distributed to residents and it is an attempt to quell fears among residents about the deadly virus, officials said. Precautions are already in progress to clean all known potential areas of contact to ensure public health.  Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins told a news conference on Wednesday morning: “No one wants to get this more right than our hospital… where this insidious disease has now attacked two of our own.”  CDC director Tom Frieden said on Tuesday that he regretted not bringing in a specialized emergency response team from his agency on the day that Ebola patient Thomas Duncan, 42, was diagnosed.  “I wish we had put a team on the ground the day the first patient was diagnosed,” he said.   Dr. Frieden said new guidelines would lower the number of people who have contact with Ebola patients. Health authorities still do not know how 26-year-old nurse Nina Pham was infected but they suspect a breach in the hospital’s protocol.  Health officials in Dallas are working around the clock not to be overwhelmed by an insidious disease that seems to be more stubborn to overcome anyone who might become a victim.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Old Fire Chunk Still not Hard to Catch

first_imgA. Ronald Freeman Jr., commonly known as Mighty Blow (formerly Nigga Blow) is one of the most talked about Liberian Hip-Hop/ Hip-Co rappers.Over the years, Mighty Blow has enlightened his audience with hit tracks such as “Old Fire Chunk (not hard to catch)” and “Strange Food In My Eating Pan”, gaining him a popularity and where he finds himself today as a international superstar/entertainer.Despite the many rumors and questions surrounding his music career and where he stands today in Liberia’s limitless entertainment industry, LIB LIFE caught up with the admired musician to find out the truth and to set the record straight once and for all about his career.LIB LIFE: Wow, I don’t know what to call you because I heard something about a name change, what’s up with that? (Laughter)Blow: Back in the days I was Nigga blow, but I changed it to Mighty Blow because of my manager. He told me to change it because of the general understanding that only a black man can call a black man “nigga”. It happened in Cellcom where I found white people calling me Nigga Blow and I understood what he was trying to say.LIB LIFE: Tell us things about Mighty Blow that we don’t know?Blow:  I was born and raised in Monrovia. I’m a Kpelle/Kru man from Bong County; my mother is a Kru woman while my father is a Kpelle man.  Back in the days in high school, I played football up to second division and thought that I would be a football player, but… (he laughs).  I’ve got skills up till now and plan on organizing a game with my crew Hip-Co All Stars and The State Runners Empire so people can see their musicians playing. From football I started break-dancing.  The dancing evolved into the whole entertainment business of music. I danced for 3-4 years.LIB LIFE: Wow, you’ve been entertaining people for quite awhile now, isn’t that so?Blow: Yes. Back in the day, even while I was playing football I used to like music. I’d rap at college shows imitating Tupac and Busta Rhymes, and it had everyone calling me Busta Rhymes in school. I listened to Tupac and learned his songs word for word. I used to listen to Biggie and Jay-Z, who’s my favorite rapper.LIB LIFE: With that said, how did you finally get noticed as an artist and into the recording studio?Blow: While dancing, a friend of mine named Ragga E, who works at Red Eyez Entertainment, heard me rapping freestyle one day and asked me if I had ever rapped in front of a crowd before. And I told him no. He actually inspired me to get into rap business because he said that I had a good voice.In that period of time, LIB records CEO Sammy Bokai Jr. came from London and opened auditions for fellas to come out and justify.  He wanted to form LIB records, and that’s how Ragga E took me to there and the CEO liked my voice. And I started to do my thing.LIB LIFE: I heard that your first track was prepared under troubling circumstances. Tell us about that.Blow: The 1st song I did was called “Tribute”. Our CEO along with George Weah took us to Sierra Leone (Salone) to record right after the war was over. While going to Salone, we had a serious accident and lost one of our friends named Tim. When we came back to Liberia we did a tribute song. After that incident, our CEO went back to London and LIB records split and everyone went solo.LIB LIFE: After going solo, what undertakings did you make?Blow: Well, “Strange Food In My Eating Pan” was my first single and also my very first hit song, which put me on the map. The track basically described me leaving my house with out giving my girl any food money, and then coming back home to meet chicken – chicken thigh in my pan – strange food in my eating pan. Where did she get it from because I wasn’t able to leave her with any money? (Laughter)LIB LIFE: That was your first hit single, but tell us a little about your second hit and how it led you to signing a contract with Cellcom?Blow: “Old Fire Trunk” made me popular and that’s when I signed a one-year contract with Cellcom.LIB LIFE: Must have been nice working with a GSM company, can you describe what it was like working with Cellcom?Blow: Working with Cellcom was straight up. But I only had problems with my own producers and manager.LIB LIFE: Rumor has it that Cellcom terminated your contract due to problems. Can you tell me about that?Blow: People contradicted the story saying that Blow had a problem with Cellcom. The truth is that people misunderstood this. I was with Cellcom and everything was fine. I signed a US$45,000 contract, was given a Nissan Pathfinder and we started operating. I used to travel and come back. The problem was with my manager and producer; they took a lot of money from me. Money I was to get from Cellcom. When they took the money and ran away with it, I went to Cellcom to ask about it when they told me they had already paid my manager. More contradictions came when one day I was in the crib when I heard my song off my album that I did with Cellcom being played by one of these street music vendors passing by. When I checked, I noticed that he had a duplicate CD of my stuff, and when I asked him about it, he confessed that he got it from the money exchange boys selling in front of Cellcom.  LIB LIFE: That really must have made you upset?Blow: I went to the boys that change money in front of Cellcom and met the duplicates there. I took the police for them and it had nothing to do with Cellcom. It was that scene that made people to contradict the story. In fact, my contract with Cellcom was already over by then, but I still used to visit the CEO and eat my small thing here and there. We were still cool.LIB LIFE: You just answered a major question that the Liberian community has always wanted to ask you. Now that we have that out of the way, what’s your relationship with Cellcom like now?Blow: I came recently and the CEO called me and told me to come over and sign another one-year contract and I’ve started doing the promotions and stuff. Cellcom is doing well for me, sponsoring me, taking care of my promotions, house, family and car.LIB LIFE: Now that you have again secured yourself and your career, what projects are you taking on right now?Blow: I’ve got my Hip-Hop and Hip-Co album coming out. Liberians only know me as a Hip-Co artist because of my two hit tracks that were done in Colloquia. But when it comes to Hip-Hop, I blow it as well. Liberia is my country and that’s why I do Hip-Co, but I want LIB to know that I can change my style and that’s why I decided to come out with a Hip-Hop album.LIB LIFE: That’s great and I wish you success in that. With the growing population of artists in the industry, do you think it will be a challenge to create a whole new image of your rap style?Blow: I just have to step up my game because in every area of life there is competition. When you look at music on the other hand, there is a lot of competition because if you sit there and don’t put any music out there and someone else does, people are going to listen to that other artist. As for me, I feel I have to work; being the best isn’t all about telling yourself you’re the best, you have to work towards it.LIB LIFE: Before we go, would you like to share anything with your fans?Blow: In the next five years I want to see myself hitting the world, not just Liberia, but internationally. I want to drop a song that will hit the whole market, that’s my focus right now. Keep on loving me because I am doing everything to strengthen my game to build up fire!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MOVEE Elects Grand Bassa Leadership

first_imgThe Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), a newly formed political party, has elected officers to steer the affairs of the party in Grand Bassa County in readiness for the presidential and legislative elections in 2017.The new leadership was elected during the party’s first county convention on Saturday, March 19 in Buchanan, under the theme, “Economic Empowerment of Liberians is an Idea Whose Time Has Come; Poverty is not our Destiny.’’Those elected are the county chairman, Fred B.S. King, Nathaniel Horace, co-chair, George S. Bolo, secretary general, Tarr Sayweh, co-chair for mobilization, recruitment and membership, and Lorenzo Fleming, co-chairman for resource mobilization.Others are the treasurer, Arthur Weedy, Curtus Gray, assistant secretary for documentation, Thomas Freeman, assistant secretary for finance, Madam Irene Kangar, chaplain, Emmanuel Brown, assistant secretary for auxiliaries, Frances Gibson, assistant secretary for media relations, and Mary M. Glay, chairperson for women’s wing. Madam Benetta Kallie, the installing officer, urged the party officers to use their respective leadership abilities to defend, protect, and uphold the confidence reposed in them by the party’s platform.She challenged them to be committed and effectively discharge their respective duties until the upcoming 2017 elections.In response on behalf of his colleagues, Mr. King thanked the partisans for electing them, and promised that his administration with their cooperation, will take the party to victory at the 2017 poll replacing the ruling Unity Party.He called for cordial working relations among MOVEE executives, especially the political leader of the party, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones to transform the country.The convention was attended by 15 delegates from each of Grand Bassa’s five statutory districts.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Miner killed, body dumped in latrine

first_imgThe partially decomposed body of a 25-year-old miner was found in a pit latrine (toilet) in Tassawini Backdam, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini).Dead is Darvin David of Tassawini Landing, North West District, Region One. Reports are David was killed by three other miners during an argument.This newspaper was told that on Friday last, David along with the three suspects were consuming alcoholic beverages at Marcus Hope’s shop at Tassawini Backdam when David accused one of the men of trying to rob him of his cash. As a result of the accusation, an argument ensued between him and the suspects. This newspaper was told that David then left the shop to go home but the three men followed him and another confrontation ensued at Tassawini Backdam trail.Guyana Times was further told that David was stabbed to his throat and was thrown overboard into a creek.This newspaper was told that the men then returned and removed the body from the creek and dumped it in a latrine.Following the discovery of David’s partially decomposed body on Wednesday, the police arrested two of the three suspects.Investigations into the matter are ongoing.last_img read more

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Liverpool vow to spend after posting profit

first_imgLiverpool’s commercial revenue grew by £20 million thanks to 12 new sponsorship partnerships.A first season for Anfield’s expanded Main Stand saw match day revenue increase by £12 million to £74 million mainly as a result of increased hospitality sales.Liverpool’s overall revenue for the financial year to May 31, 2017 increased by £62 million to £364 million – a sharp rise of 20.5 percent.The figures do not take into account Liverpool’s combined spend of £80 million on Mohamed Salah, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andrew Robertson last year.Virgil van Dijk’s £75 million arrival from Southampton and Philippe Coutinho’s £142 million sale to Barcelona — both deals happened in January — are also not included.Although bank debt rose from £22 million to £67 million through spending on capital infrastructure and player recruitment, Klopp will be allowed to make more new signings when the transfer window reopens at the end of the season.“Performance on the pitch and the reinvestment in our squad is always a priority and following the club’s record signing last month we will look to invest again in the summer,” Liverpool’s chief operating officer Andy Hughes said.“Progress on and off the pitch is critical to the growth of this football club – we all want success and everything we’re doing is geared toward fulfilling our football ambitions.”Meanwhile, figures up to November 30, 2017 show that Arsenal Holdings plc now has cash reserves of £137.6million – up £37.1 million on their 2016 results.However, Arsenal’s football turnover decreased £23.4 million after they failed to qualify for the Champions League and are instead competing in the less lucrative Europa League this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are on the cusp of the Champions League quarter-finals after thrashing Porto 5-0 away in the first leg © AFP/File / Francisco LEONGLONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 1 – Liverpool have pledged to back boss Jurgen Klopp in the transfer market after their accounts returned to profit with a 5.4bn (£39mn) surplus recorded in the latest financial results.The Reds had made a £21 million loss for the year ending May 2016, but they benefited from a £30 million increase in media revenue from the first year of the new three-season Premier League broadcast deal.last_img read more

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Hodgson defends decision to make SIX England changes: ‘The players did well’

first_imgRoy Hodgson has defended the decision to make six changes for England’s draw with Slovakia.The Three Lions entered the Group B match hoping to secure top spot and they were held 0-0 by the third-placed side.Wales won against Russia, Chris Coleman’s Dragons finishing as winners of the group after England failed to make it count in the final third – despite having 29 shots.After beating Wales last Thursday, Hodgson made wholesale changes, starting Nathaniel Clyne, Ryan Bertrand, Jordan Henderson, Jack Wilshere, Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy.Speaking to talkSPORT’s Nigel Adderley, Hodgson insisted: “The players who came in did well.“I think Nathaniel Clyne in particular did exactly what Kyle Walker had been doing for us and the same goes for Berty [Bertrand] on the other side with Danny Rose.“I thought Jordan Henderson had a great game and Jack Wilshere for his first game from the start for a long time, he also did more than well enough.“People will say that it’s a real facile thing to say and anyone who’s really watched the game and watched us play I don’t think they’ll be able to level that criticism if they have been involved in football.“Everyone knows the guys on the bench never make a mistake or miss a goal chance, it’s the ones on the field who do.”READ MORE: England player ratings v Slovakia as Roy Hodgson’s side finish runners up in Group BRemember, every game at Euro 2016 is live on talkSPORT and you can see the different ways to listen, here.last_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: VEC NOTES

first_imgThe society recently held its annual captains prize in Letterkenny Golf Club. This year’s society captain is Mr Paddy Mc Daid of Finn Valley College. There was a large turnout on the day and in spite of the windy conditions there was some excellent golf on display. When the scores were tallied at the end of the round there was some head scratching to be done, not least by this reporter! So here goes, pay attention…Top scorers on the day were society debutant, Ciaran Mc Fadden of Colaiste Cineal Eoin in Buncrana on 38pts and Paul Mc Ginley formerly of Finn Valley College, making his first outing of the year on 37pts. Great shooting from the two lads, however, in accordance with society rules, neither player could qualify for the captain’s prize given that it was their first outing of the year. As a result, both members were demoted into 2nd and 3rd places respectively. This left the player finishing third as the winner. However. The Captain himself found himself in the awkward position as victor of his own prize after a fine round of 35pts. After some consultation Paddy decided to pass his winners prize onto the player in 4th place on the day, namely Kevin Murphy of Buncrana on 34pts. Jim Mc Glynn filled the final place in the top five with 33pts. Congratulations then goes to Kevin on winning the most prestigious prize of the year.The remaining prizes, thankfully, were much more straightforward.Lady Winner- Ms Celine MarkeyPast Captain- Sean Murphy Guest winner- Clive DavidsonClosest to the pin- Paddy Mc DaidFront 9- Gearoid O DochertaighBack 9- Rory WhiteSecret Prize- Alec ReidDeele College win Sean O Longain Cup There will be a new name on the Sean O Longain cup this year as Deele College of Raphoe brought Finn Valley College’s three year stint as VEC golf society team champions to an end at a glorious Narin and Portnoo Golf Club on Saturday.The Deele College team of PJ MC Gowan, Danny Conaghan and Alec Reid came in with an excellent score of 88pts to beat the VEC Head Office team with 85pts, made up of Jim Mc Glynn, Marcel Mc Cafferty and Martin Gallen into the runners-up spot for the second year in a row. Third place, also on 85pts b.o.t., went to a mixed school team comprised of Moville’s Johnny Sweeney, Carrick’s Gearoid O Dochertaigh and society captain Paddy Mc Daid.Ten teams in all took part and thanks must go to Narin and Portnoo Golf club for the excellent quality of both the course and their hospitality. Mr O Longain was once again in attendance for the presentation, accompanied by his wife and daughter.Other prize winners on the day were Michael Mc Grath and Danny Conaghan for closest to the pin and Kevin Murphy and Johnny Sweeney for longest drives. Individual scores were also important on the day, though not winning any prizes they were very significant in terms of Golfer of the Year points with only two outings remaining.Top scorers on the day were Paul Mc Ginley 38pts b.o.t., Martin Gallen 38pts, Danny Conaghan 37pts, Oliver Plunkett 36pts and Michael Mc Grath 35pts.All of that means that the Golfer of the Year standings going into the penultimate outing of the year in Ballyliffin on the 24th November are-1st Martin Gallen 77pts, 2nd Christopher Hegarty 60 pts, 3rd Oliver Plunkett 56pts, 4th Jim Mc Glynn 5th Sean Murphy 53pts.GOLF NEWS: VEC NOTES was last modified: October 25th, 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)Tags:VEC GOLF NOTESlast_img read more

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TRAGIC SHANE HAD BURIED BEST FRIEND AFTER CRASH JUST A YEAR AGO

first_imgThe tragic 18 year old killed in an accident yesterday had buried his best friend after another smash less than a year ago.Shane Brolly was a backseat passenger in a car which struck another vehicle in the early hours of yesterday morning.His sister Emma also broke her arm in the tragedy which happened on the Glenfin Road just outside Ballybofey in Co Donegal. Less than a year ago Shane watched as his best friend Shane Patton, 19, was buried after he was killed in a car crash in Drumkeen on July 13th last.The pair had been inseparable and had attended St Columba’s College in Stranorlar together.Facebook messages poured in from friends last night remembering the pair.The scene of yesterday’s fatal crashA friend of the pair said they had been drawn together by their sense of fun and love of cars. Only last week Shane was pictured with Danny O’Carroll from Mrs Brown’s Boys fame after a chance meeting on a night out.“The lads were always talking about cars and were in and out of cars all the time.“They had a non-uniform day in St Columba’s a couple of years back and both the lads turned up in boiler suits.“It’s tragic but very poignant that both have died this way.“Shane was a lovely lad and he was very easy-going. “His family are just devastated and can’t believe that he is gone forever,” said the friend.Shane Brolly had spent the last days of his life doing what he loved doing – watching the Donegal Rally.Last night his parents Michael and Patricia, from Greenhills in Convoy, were being comforted by family and friends.The dead man is from a very well-known and respected family in the area. His uncle, Kieran Brolly, is a Detective Garda Sergeant based in Lifford.Traffic Corps Inspector Michael Harrison appealed for witnesses to come forward.“This is a very tragic and very sad incident. We simply do not know what happened at this stage and we are awaiting a the results of the full examination,” said Inspector Harrison.“We know that a number of minibuses were in the area at the time and whilst some witnesses have come forward we would appeal to others to do so,” he said.A female driver in her 40s, who is understood to have been returning form a night at work, was also injured in the crash.The crash involved Nissan Primera and a Toyota Corrolla.All five people were taken to Letterkenny General Hospital where Mr Brolly was later pronounced dead.Of the other people involved in the collision, their injuries are described as non life-threatening.The road was closed yesterday for a Forensic collision examination and diversions were put in place.Witnesses to the collision or anyone who was on the Ballybofey to Glenfin Rd between 3.20am and 3.45am today are asked to contact Ballybofey Garda Station on 074 9137740, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.TRAGIC SHANE HAD BURIED BEST FRIEND AFTER CRASH JUST A YEAR AGO was last modified: June 25th, 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:convoycrashDrumkeenShane Brollyshane pattonlast_img read more

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