Henry thanks sponsor JN, plans retirement

first_imgNational senior netballer Sasha Gaye-Henry says she will be hanging up her Sunshine Girls bib after she returns from representing Jamaica at the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia in August.The centre court player was thanking Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) for its support in helping her to attend three Netball World Championships since 2007. One of the most experienced players on the 12-member squad, Henry says she will get more involved in coaching after she retires.Henry stated that the consistent support she had received from JNBS was unusual and encouraged more firms to contribute to the national team in this way.She was addressing Netball Jamaica executives as well as representatives of JNBS and the Gold Rush Down Under campaign at a luncheon at the Spanish Court Hotel yesterday.Gavin Beckford, JNBS executive for marketing and brand management, responded by thanking Henry for her outstanding efforts on and off the court in support of netball in the country over the years and wished her success in Australia, as well as in retirement.last_img read more

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Ginebra slips past Magnolia anew in Christmas Clasico

first_img“It was like a perfect storm for us to get beat tonight, but our guys figured out a way. We weren’t perfect out there but we played with really good energy.”As much as the bigs shone under the spotlight, the win wouldn’t have been possible without the solid showing of Ginebra’s backcourt.LA Tenorio scattered 15 points, eight assists, five rebounds, and five steals, while Scottie Thompson added six markers, nine rebounds, and seven assists in the victory.Magnolia saw the career-night of Ian Sangalang go down the drain. Sangalang had 25 points and 11 rebounds in the loss.Paul Lee had 16 markers, three assists, and three steals, while Peter June Simon got 15.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Guiao says playing at PH Arena ‘convenient’ but won’t regard venue as NLEX homecourt 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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense LATEST STORIES MOST READ Slaughter fired 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and four blocks, capping a dominant showing with a game-sealing three point play with 29.2 seconds left.Aguilar contributed 12 markers and five boards, highlighting his outing with a pair of rim-rattling dunks in the final 2:05 taking the air out of the opposition.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJervy Cruz chipped in 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench.“I’m a little surprised at how well we played,” said coach Tim Cone as he was impressed with how his Gin Kings performed after the offseason the team had coming to this first conference. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson The scores:GINEBRA 89 — Slaughter 24, Tenorio 15, J. Aguilar 12, Cruz 12, Caguioa 7, Ferrer 7, Thompson 6, Mariano 4, Taha 2, R. Aguilar 0, Manuel 0.MAGNOLIA 78 — Sangalang 25, Lee 16, Simon 15, Pingris 6, Barroca 4, Dela Rosa 4, Gamalinda 4, Herndon 2, Melton 2, Ramos 0, Brondial 0, Pascual 0.Quarters: 22-17, 48-37, 66-60, 89-78.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Ginebra once again, had Magnolia’s number after coming out with an 89-78 win in their Christmas Clasico clash Monday night at Philippine Arena here.The Gin Kings went to their strengths late as Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar sealed the deal to lead their squad to a triumphant debut.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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President Granger leaves Cuban hospital

first_img… analyses of illness still incompletePresident David Granger is resting comfortably at an official residence following an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors immediately after he arrived in Cuba on October 30.President David GrangerThis was revealed by the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday evening. According to a statement from the Ministry, the President was receiving treatment at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana. Clinical analyses are still incomplete, the statement noted.“The Head of State has responded satisfactorily to medical interventions over the past week, however, and is recovering well. President Granger wishes to assure all citizens that he is receiving the best possible medical advice and attention. The President wishes to thank Guyanese for their expressions of concern,” the statement said.Government on October 29 issued a terse release, stating that President Granger would be going to Cuba for almost a week.People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) General Secretary Amna Ally, in an interview with sections of the media, assured that the President was not expected to undergo surgery.She also informed that the President called a meeting with Cabinet Ministers from his PNCR party on Monday last.In May of this year, Granger and the First Lady, Sandra Granger had travelled to the twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago to undergo what was referred to as their annual medical check-up. At the time, and in response to reports in the press, the Government had revealed that the couple did their examinations under a Caribbean medical insurance scheme at the Good Health Medical Centre.Those results, Government had said, indicated a clean bill of health.last_img read more

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Gala set to pay tribute to local veterans

first_imgBy Christine Rumleskie The Royal Canadian Legion is holding a night to honour the area’s veterans.- Advertisement -Major Dan Davies says the third-annual event hopes to connect local veterans and foster new friendships.[asset|aid=2837|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c40522285cdabcdf6712170f5d2045bd-Davies 2_2_Pub.mp3] Davies says while many people think of a veteran as an elderly person who fought in one of the World Wars, the word “veteran” encompasses a large group of people.In fact, the definition of a veteran is ‘any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Armed Forced of Canada, the Commonwealth or its wartime allies: or who has served in the Merchant Navy or Ferry Command during wartime.’Advertisement * Davies says there are 20 veterans that are between 19 and 50 years of age in the Fort St. John area alone.[asset|aid=2838|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=c40522285cdabcdf6712170f5d2045bd-Davies 1_4_Pub.mp3] The Veterans Appreciation night will be held this Saturday, May 1st at the Royal Canadian Legion in Fort St. John. The event includes a dinner and dance, which is free for all veterans and $15 for everyone else.Anyone interested in attending should RSVP before Friday.Advertisement For more information, contact the Legion at 250-785-3917. Or, drop in to the Legion at 10103 105th Avenue. ===Correction: It was previously reported that there are 20 veterans that are 19 years of age in the Fort St. John area alone. A correction has been made, and Energeticcity.ca regrets this error.last_img read more

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NBA notes: Sixers will stick with Cheeks over Brown

first_imgThe Sixers are even talking about making the playoffs. King said he told Cheeks, who went 38-44 last season, that he would return earlier this week. “I almost didn’t really feel like I needed to, because we were always talking about this summer and planning like we normally have,” King said. “But I thought with all the things being written, I probably should tell him, `Hey, you are going to be the coach.”‘ Brown returned to the organization in January as executive vice president, sparking rumors that he would return to coach the franchise he led to the NBA finals in 2001. King diffused those rumors. “I talk to Maurice every time one of those stories came out,” he said. “I’d say, `Mo, you’re doing a great job. Keep doing your job.’ Larry has been a great friend and he’s still a great friend, but he was never brought in to take over the team.” Ending speculation that Larry Brown would again coach the Philadelphia 76ers, team president Billy King said on Friday that Maurice Cheeks would return next year for a third season. “I think under these circumstances, he’s done a good job,” King said before the Sixers played the Lakers. The Sixers (24-38)hoped to contend for an Eastern Conference playoff spot this season before chemistry problems and a slow start derailed the franchise. Former MVP Allen Iverson clashed with the mild-mannered Cheeks and was eventually traded to Denver, and unhappy forward Chris Webber had his contract bought out. With the two biggest distractions gone, the Sixers started playing better. They have a season-high six-game winning streak after beating the Lakers on Friday – the longest active streak in the Eastern Conference – and they have won seven straight at home. center_img Allen checks out: Chicago forward Malik Allen was released from an Orlando, Fla., hospital after he was evaluated and treated for an irregular heartbeat that occurred during a game the night before against the Magic. Allen will return to Chicago this weekend and be evaluated by Bulls medical personnel and a cardiologist at Rush University Medical Center. Punishment: The Seattle SuperSonics suspended already idled forward Danny Fortson for two games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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Dawson Creek RCMP investigate fire in Pouce Coupe

first_imgThe area was secured by police pending further investigation.If you have any information, you are being asked to contact the Dawson Creek RCMP at 250-784-3700 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. POUCE COUPE, B.C. – Dawson Creek RCMP received a report of a structure fire in Pouce Coupe on the morning of June 5 at 4:10 a.m.According to RCMP, officers arrived on scene and determined that the structure on fire was located in a work yard at 5012 Highway 2.Fire crews were on scene trying to keep the fire under control.- Advertisement -Police say multiple vehicles that were parked near the building were also engulfed in flames.It is believed the building was vacant and no one was inside the building or vehicles at the time of the fire.The highway was shut down temporarily and an alternate route was set up until the fire was under control.Advertisementlast_img read more

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WATCH – Swedish fifth division star scores a 40-yard SCREAMER!

first_imgJesper Hellgren may not be a household name, but he has made the world sit up and take notice after scoring an absolute belter in the Swedish fifth division that countryman Zlatan Ibrahimovic would have been proud of.Picking the ball up just inside the opposition’s half, Hellgren threw a dummy and cut inside his marker before unleashing an absolute ROCKET past the helpless keeper.With talismanic captain Ibrahimovic announcing his international retirement on Tuesday, Sweden will be keen to bring through some new talent into the national side.And the Kransen United winger will be hoping his physics-defying strike will have been enough to warrant himself enough attention by scoring what many are already calling “the best goal of 2016”.Watch the stunning strike above!last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS FACE NAOMH CONAILL THIS SATURDAY IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

first_imgFour Masters face Naomh Conaill this weekend,Four Masters GAA News:Jigsaw Talk: The club is hosting a talk on improving mental health for young adults in the Abbey Hotel on Thursday May 21st at 8pm. Maura Finnegan from Jigsaw Donegal will be doing a presentation on the night with questions afterwards. All club members are encouraged to attend.Club Website: the club website (www.foumastersgaa.com) is back up and running again. There are several new sections added to the website including new videos, Scór, Health and Wellbeing, and Upcoing Events. Managers are asked to contact Pauric Harvey if they want their games and training times added to the events calendar. We also have a new photo sharing page for  Flickr as well as our Instagram, TeamApp, Twitter, and Facebook pages.Coaching Academy: the 2015 coaching academy for 4-7 year olds boys and girls continues every Saturday morning (11am to 12:30pm) in Tir Conaill Park with great numbers attending. Thanks goes to all the coaches, volunteers, parents, and players that helped out on Saturday last.  All parents and children are asked to be in Tir Conaill for 10:45pm so coaching can start on time. New children and parents are always welcome to attend. Anyone that can help out at the academy any week should make contact with Pauric Harvey (0860523905) or Laurence Doherty (0877532705). Helpers are required each week for the car park, tea room, collecting money, coaching, setting up and clearing up afterwards. There will also be a weekly mini league for this group in the Summer which will take place on a weekday and consist of all games.U8 Boys Football: well done to the U8 boys football teams who played their first blitz in Tir Conaill Park on Saturday morning. The boys played Ardara and Killybegs on the day with each team having two teams. The boys played some great football with a high skill level being on display. Special thanks goes to Sarah McHugh who ensured all teams, parents and coaches got refreshments at the academy and at the blitz.U10 Boys Football: The U10’s play their first blitz of the year this Saturday in Tir Conaill Park.Minors Boys Football: The minors drew Naomh Columba away (July 6th) and Naomh Conaill home (July 22nd) in the upcoming Championship.Reserves: the Reserves team lost to Naomh Conaill yesterday 2-10 to 0-03 in Glenties. Losing 0-06 to 0-01 at half time, the lads started the second half very well but failed to put the scores on the board before late goals from Naomh Conaill extending the lead. Best performers on the day were Jason Daignean, Shane Carr, Sean Meehan and Sean Martin.Seniors: the senior men’s football team play Naomh Conaill this Saturday night in Glenties. Time to be announced.Virtual Sod: the virtual sod fundraiser is ongoing in the club with lots of members signing up so far. The cost of the virtual sod is €20 with all people signed up receiving a certificate and their name going on a large wall display in Tir Conaill. Contact Eamonn Gorrell (08766740053) or Deborah Rose (0879869192) if you wish to support the club in this fundraiser. All money raised goes towards the ongoing pitch developments in Tir Conaill.“Come Cook with Us” Fundraiser: Unfortunately due to the AVS presentations, Darkness into light and holy communions,  it was  decided to postpone last Friday nights fundraiser. Thank you to all who sold tickets, sponsored prizes, volunteered on the night, in particular our contestants; Martina Mc Menamin, Anne Reid, Odie Mc Bride, Davy Crawford, Barry monaghan , Dr Austin O Kennedy, Rene Brogan and Sharon Gillespie. Please reimburse the ticket price to anyone who bought tickets and let as many know as possible that this event is cancelled until further notice.Pieta House Darkness into Light: well done all the organsiers of this fantastic event last Saturday morning. Also, thanks goes to club members that helped with stewarding and car parking at the event.Donegal GAA: Hard luck to the Donegal Seniors Ladies and club player Kate Keaney who lost out in the Division 2 National League Final on Saturday to Armagh. Kate came on at half time for Donegal to play her first game since her injury. Well done to Thomas McGowan who helped Donegal U16’s defeat Fermanagh and Down in qualifers for the Buncrana Cup on Saturday in Tempo. Also, well done to Gareth Cleary and Aaron McCrea who helped Donegal U17’s defeat Down in the McGuigan Cup qualifers. Hard luck to Donegal U14 ladies football team who lost out by a point to Down in the Ulster Final, we have several players on this squad. Good luck to Jamie Crawford, Bryan Fegan, and Cian Hegarty who play in Owenbeg, Derry this Saturday in the Ulster U15 football blitz against teams from Derry, Tyrone and Down. Good luck to Karl Lacey and Paul Durcan who are involved with Donegal Senior this Sunday against Tyrone in the Championship. Also, good luck to Dylan Kennedy who is involved with the county minors. Throw ins for the games are 2:15pm and 4pm in MacCumhaill Park.Club Notes: any club managers, mentors, or members who wish to have information included in the club notes should email pauricharvey@hotmail.co.uk before Monday night to ensure it is included.GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS FACE NAOMH CONAILL THIS SATURDAY IN ALL-COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION ONE was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

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Antelope Valley briefs

first_img A prime-rib dinner will be served New York-style, plus champagne and a balloon drop. Hotel rooms are available as part of the party package. Price is $125 per person or $200 per couple for the dinner, party, hotel room and Sunday brunch; $80 per person or $150 per couple for dinner and party, and $45 in advance for the party alone. Party admission will be $60 at the door if space is available. Reservations are required by Tuesday by calling (661) 948-4651. Volunteer tutor program offered PALMDALE – The Palmdale Library Literacy Program will hold a two-part volunteer tutor training program from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, 38350 Sierra Highway. Volunteers must attend both sessions. Tutors will be matched with an adult student who wants to improve his or her reading and writing skills. People can get more information or register for the training by calling (661) 267-5693. Evening of Prayer planned Dec. 31 LAKE LOS ANGELES – Mount Carmel Retreat Center will host a New Year’s Eve Night of Prayer. The evening begins at 8 p.m. and concludes with Mass at midnight, and includes spiritual conferences and Rosary. The center is sponsored by the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles, a Roman Catholic order of nuns.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Artists may enter ‘Freedom’ display PALMDALE – The Palmdale Visual Arts Group is seeking entries for the Freedom Art Exhibition to be held Jan. 6-Feb. 19 at the Palmdale Playhouse Gallery. The exhibition is open to all media, including sculpture and photography. Artists may deliver their entries to the Playhouse between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Jan. 4. Artists must call Debbie Barrientes or Jo Anne Smith at (661) 267-5584 for an appointment to deliver their art. Entries must depict what freedom means to the artist, based on a personal interpretation of the theme “Spirit of Freedom.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Artwork can be in any style from representational to abstract. Photographs can be traditional or digital, and they can be digitally manipulated or enhanced. Nudes or vulgar or obscene artwork is not allowed; all entries are subject to the discretion of the Palmdale Playhouse Visual Arts program manager. Artists may advertise their artwork for sale. The Palmdale Visual Arts Group manages the Playhouse Art Gallery and seeks to promote art and artists in the community by providing a supportive, nurturing environment for exhibition, education, discussion and appreciation of all aspects of the visual arts. Admission to the gallery is free and open to the public. Regular gallery hours are Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call the Palmdale Playhouse at (661) 267-5684. Granillo Jr. family greets daughter LANCASTER – Cynthia and Manuel Granillo Jr. of Lancaster announced the birth of daughter Vega Rose Granillo. The baby was born Nov. 19 at Antelope Valley Hospital. A.V. Inn plans New Year’s Eve party LANCASTER – Vocalist Tony Molina and Friends will perform New Year’s Eve at the Antelope Valley Inn’s dinner and dance.last_img read more

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HUNDREDS TURN UP AT DANIEL’S MUM’S REMOVAL IN DUNGLOE

first_imgHundreds of people turned up as Julia O’Donnell was removed from McGlynn’s funeral home this afternoon to be waked at her home in Kincaslagh.Daniel and late mum Julia The removal was delayed by half an hour such was the crowd who came to pay their respects. Julia’s son James sat in the hearse carrying his late mother.His other siblings Daniel, John, Margo and Kathleen followed in cars behind the cortege.Daniel was driven by his loving wife Majella.The cortege was given a Garda escort as people lined the streets of Dungloe. One local Garda remarked “Julia always wanted a trip in a Garda car for the fun of it – she didn’t get one so it was fitting today that we provided an escort.”The Daniel O’Donnell Visitors Centre closed as a mark of respect as staff stood outsideJulia will be waked at her home in Kincasslagh before being taken to St Mary’s Church in Kincasslagh for funeral mass on Tuesday afternoonTraffic restrictions are expected to be put in place in the West Donegal village due to the large number of mourners expected at the wake and funeral.  HUNDREDS TURN UP AT DANIEL’S MUM’S REMOVAL IN DUNGLOE was last modified: May 18th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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