Aontú has serious chance of taking seats in local elections – Toibin

first_img Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Previous articleGreencastle miss out on perfect 16 in final league gameNext articleQuestions raised over asbestos pipes buried near Lough Salt News Highland Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Google+ Aontú leader Peadar Toibin says he believes the party has a serious chance of taking seats in this week’s local elections, and if that happens, then they will be targeting Dail seats in the future.Mr Toibin is in the county all day today seeking support across the county, with candidates in all but the Donegal Municipal District.Mr Toibin says Aontú is gaining serious traction in Donegal, and across the Connaught Ulster area:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Pinterest Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Aontú has serious chance of taking seats in local elections – Toibin By News Highland – May 22, 2019 AudioHomepage BannerNewslast_img read more

Watch Holly Bowling Get High On Pennsylvania Bluegrass With Cabinet [Videos/Full Audio]

first_imgBeloved band Cabinet is known throughout Pennsylvania for their ferocious approach to bluegrass. Their slogan, “Get high on Pennsylvania bluegrass,” never fails to evoke a smile; their action of that slogan never fails to evoke a full on dance party. That’s what took place last Friday, December 23rd, when the band headlined at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, PA, treating fans to an exciting holiday celebration.Cabinet was joined by Holly Bowling, the pianist who continues to impress fans nationwide with her innate ability to score the music of Phish, Grateful Dead and more into solo piano compositions. Bowling recently released Better Left Unsung, an album of Grateful Dead covers, and was on hand at Cabinet’s show to provide support. Bowling not only played her own opening set, but she also jammed with Cabinet on two of their original tunes, “The Dove” and “The Tower”.Watch videos of both songs, streaming below.You can also listen to full audio recordings of both Bowling’s and Cabinet’s sets, streaming in the players below. Audio recordings provided by taper Rich Stoler.last_img read more

To re-name or not to re-name

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr A recent article in Adweek magazine highlighted the absurdities in a number of Internet start-up company names. These ran the goofy gamut from Qoop and Heekya to Fairtilizer and the surreal Doostang.The crux of the article is that social media platforms are slowly coming to realize that company names should do more to reflect the power of individual and unique brands, rather than simply try to play off odd, made-up words.This same tenet applies directly to financial institutions. As consumer demographics and population centers change, more and more banks and credit unions either have or are seriously considering changing their names. While these changes are for any number of good reasons, the end goal is the same — to increase brand visibility and consumer wallet share.However, for credit unions considering a name change, the road is steep and treacherous. Many decide to enlist the service of qualified vendor-partners to help guide them through this critical process. And while typically financial institutions can realize their growth goals with a comprehensive rebranding effort, from time to time a new name is genuinely required. continue reading »last_img read more

Police: Older, military style rifles stolen from Johnson City location

first_imgThey say the rifles are an “older military” style. Those with information regarding the burglary are asked to call the police department at 607-729-9321. Police say nine rifles were stolen from a cabinet from an non-disclosed location in Johnson City. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Authorities in Johnson City are asking the public for assistance with a burglary that occurred sometime between Dec. 14 and Dec. 19. A picture of what the rifles in question look like. The Johnson City Police Department notes this is not one of the actual rifles that were stolen. PHOTO CREDIT: Johnson City Police Departmentlast_img

Djokovic and Nadal reach French Open third round

first_imgNINE-TIME winner Rafael Nadal and defending champion Novak Djokovic both won in straight sets to reach the third round at the French Open tennis.Nadal, the fourth seed from Spain, looked at his very best in outclassing Dutchman Robin Haase 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in less than two hours.Serbia’s Djokovic, the second seed, beat Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 in two hours seven minutes.Nadal and Djokovic are seeded to meet in the semi-finals.Djokovic, a 12-time Grand Slam winner, goes on to face Argentine Diego Schwartzman while 14-time Grand Slam champion Nadal takes on Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia.Eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi watched Djokovic once again, having taken over as the 30-year-old’s coach on a temporary basis.“I think the first two sets went very well, the third was more difficult,” said Djokovic after beating the world number 59.“Generally, I felt better than the first round, so that’s exactly what I wanted.”Nadal finished his match with a tally of 33 winners and only 13 unforced errors.“I was more or less under control during the whole match, so I’m very happy. Winning in straight sets is always good news,” said Nadal.“I think I did a lot of things well.”The 31-year-old is bidding to become the first man to win 10 titles at a single Grand Slam event, having lifted the trophy from 2005-2008 and 2010-2014.His only defeats at Roland Garros were against Robin Soderling in the fourth round in 2009 and Djokovic in the 2015 quarter-finals.Nadal has been in formidable form on clay this year, winning his 10th titles at Monte Carlo and Barcelona as well as his 30th Masters title in Madrid.There are three, maybe four, players that could possibly beat Nadal.Stan Wawrinka is his biggest worry. He has the ability if he is on his game to play the most extraordinary tennis on this surface.Of course you can’t discount Novak Djokovic or Andy Murray or Dominic Thiem who beat Nadal this year.Everyone else are lambs to the slaughter when they go out to play Rafael Nadal. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

Early NFL picks, predictions for Week 1: Chiefs roll on Texans; Saints ruin Tom Brady’s Buccaneers debut

first_imgThe 2020 NFL season will kick off in one month with its Thursday night opener featuring the Chiefs and Texans. That means there’s no better time than the present to make picks and predictions for all the games of Week 1.As teams prepare for the action in training camp without any preseason games, the point spreads for the initial matchups that count are surprising in many cases. There is some uncertainty about teams that underwent a lot of offseason changes, making some established powers stronger favorites. Raiders (-1, 47 o/u) at PanthersSunday 1 p.m. ET, CBSViva the Las Vegas Raiders. They are excited about their new identity and finished the final season in Oakland on the brink of the playoffs. Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock have upgraded wide receiver and tight end for Derek Carr, and the defense has two major additions at linebacker in Cory Littleton and Nick Kwiatkoski. The new-look Panthers are a very team with Rivera, Newton, Luke Kuechly, Greg Olsen and others gone, now led by Matt Rhule and Teddy Bridgewater. This is a tricky opening trip for the Raiders, but they are the better overall team with more known quantities.Pick: Raiders win 27-20 and cover the spread.Jets at Bills (-6, 43.5 o/u)Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Jets keep doing weird things with Adam Gase in control. Their defense seems more depleted and their offense seems to have the same old questions, with Breshad Perriman replacing Robby Anderson and Frank Gore backing Le’Veon Bell. There has been little buzz about Sam Darnold. The Bills have heard plenty around Josh Allen, who now can also throw to Diggs. Their defense remains solid for Sean McDermott minus Star Lotulelei and Jordan Phillips. They are the returning playoff team. The Jets are the returning mess of a team.Pick: Bills win 24-13 and cover the spread.Browns at Ravens (-8.5, 48.5 o/u)Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Ravens got stronger offensively around Lamar Jackson with rookie back J.K. Dobbins and younger, speedier wide receivers. They will recover well from the loss of Marshal Yanda to keep putting up prolific run-heavy numbers. The Browns figure to be far more efficient, balanced and explosive for Baker Mayfield and have real rebound playoff promise under new coach Kevin Stefanski. Baltimore is bound to start faster out of the gate while Cleveland works on finding its more grounded footing.Pick: Ravens win 34-24 and cover the spread.Seahawks (-1, 49 o/u) at FalconsSunday 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Seahawks, with their power running game loaded to set up Russell Wilson’s big-play passing game and a revamped secondary, have rediscovered their old Super Bowl identity under Pete Carroll on top of their consistent winning ways. They have no issues under Carroll on these kind of cross-country trips, especially in Week 1 with no games before it. Wilson should pick apart former Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn’s unit, leaving Matt Ryan under duress in a pass-happy scheme against a secondary ready to make big plays on the ball.Pick: Seahawks win 27-20 and cover the spread. Dolphins at Patriots (-6.5, 43.5 o/u)Sunday 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Dolphins should be sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick with Tua Tagovailoa on track to start for them soon. The Patriots should see Cam Newton in their lineup, but there’s also a fair chance it could be Jarrett Stidham. With some QB unknowns, the running games, defenses and coaching will need to be the deciding factors. Bill Belichick has lost a lot, both in free agency to Miami and to opt outs. His protege, Brian Flores, has more optimism for Year 2. New England is in better position to grind this out while the visitors are breaking in a lot of new players and also have a new offensive scheme. Slow and steady does it for the Patriots in their first game in a long time without BradyPick: Patriots win 23-17 but fail to cover the spread.Packers at Vikings (-3.5, 46.5 o/u)Sunday 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Packers won the division with a strong first season with Matt LaFleur. The Vikings weren’t far behind, as they also embraced a more quarterback-supportive approach with their running game and defense. Both ended up losing to the NFC champion 49ers in the playoffs. The Packers didn’t upgrade at wide receiver and the Vikings traded Stefon Diggs. Minnesota should remember being swept by Green Bay last season, including a home loss in September. Even with considerable change, the Vikings are a bit tighter defensively than the Packers and will dig deep with ball control to take the early division lead.Pick: Vikings win 20-17 but fail to cover the spread.Colts (-7, 46 o/u) at JaguarsSunday 1 p.m. ET, CBSThe Colts got Rivers to replace Jacoby Brissett in an attempt to better replace Andrew Luck passing-wise. But they are still a strong run-heavy team now with special rookie back Jonathan Taylor in the mix behind a mighty line. Another rookie, Michael Pittman Jr., is a key boost to the receiving corps. Indianapolis also is stronger in the defensive front seven with DeForest Buckner as the anchor. Jacksonville is rolling with more of Gardner Minshew, but the offense is in flux around him and the defense continues to lose more luster.Pick: Colts win 27-17 and cover the spread.Bears at Lions (-1, 44 o/u)Sunday 1 p.m. ET, FoxThe Bears have a heated but uninspiring quarterback competition between Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles in training camp to be the Week 1 starter. The Lions should be getting Matthew Stafford back fully healthy from the back injury that removed the second half of his career-best season. They will have an improved running game with line upgrades and rookie D’Andre Swift to ease Stafford’s burden. Chicago has its defense but there’s not much else to trust as Detroit also should be a little better on that side than it was last season.Pick: Lions win 20-17 and cover the spread. Jon Gruden and Derek Carr Kyler Murray, Kliff Kingsbury (Getty Images) (Getty Images)center_img (Getty Images) Titans at Broncos (-2, 42 o/u)Monday 10:10 p.m. ET, ESPNThe Titans had their chance at the Chiefs and getting to the Super Bowl instead of the eventual champions. They remain in their run-heavy identity to set up the downfield passing game, now with Derrick Henry and Ryan Tannehill both getting their lucrative long-term contracts. The Broncos, however, are a buzzworthy team because of Vic Fangio getting more out of Von Miller and the defense in Year 2 and Pat Shurmur ready to help Drew Lock make a big jump with Melvin Gordon, Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler all adding to the weaponry. Denver matches that early vibe while Tennessee starts experiencing the expected letdown.Pick: Broncos win 23-20 and cover the spread. Let’s dive right in to navigate those odds and hopefully lean toward the better bets as Sporting News launches its professional pigskin prognostications for another fun year. For now, the spreads come from Vegas Insider’s consensus sportsbook odds:MORE: Get the latest NFL Week 1 odds & betting advice from Sports InsiderNFL picks against the spread for Week 1Game of the Week: Buccaneers at Saints (-4, 49.5 o/u)Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, FoxDrew Brees and Tom Brady meet right away as new NFC South rivals after interesting offseasons for both venerable future Hall of Fame all-time greats. Brees might be starting his last season and wants to prove he still has it as a leader and passer after an injury-marred 2019. Brady will have a chip on his shoulder in trying to show New England made a mistake in letting him get to Tampa Bay. That should lead to a high-scoring duel as expected in the Superdome with both QBs deploying their myriad weapons for big plays. The Saints have the comfort of home, a tough place for visitors even without fans. They also are a little more established as a division power with the more reliable all-around defense.Pick: Saints win 34-27 and cover the spread.Game of Midweek: Texans at Chiefs (-10, 55 o/u)Thursday 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCThe first game of the season is the AFC game of the week. With Houston losing DeAndre Hopkins offensively and having a few more defensive issues, it is expected to slide from true AFC title contention this season, especially after two other teams in the division, Indianapolis and Tennessee, went further in the playoffs the past two years. Kansas City avoided a free-agent exodus and took care of both Patrick Mahomes and Chris Jones. There will be extra energy in Arrowhead (even without the typical crowd noise) with the Chiefs feted as Super Bowl champions and eager to repeat as considerable favorites to do so. There will be no big comeback necessary this time as Mahomes picks up where he left off and puts Deshaun Watson in futile catchup mode.Pick: Chiefs win 42-24 and cover the spread.Lock of the Week: Eagles (-6, 45 0o/u) over WashingtonSunday 1 p.m. ET, FoxThis was an easy standout. Philadelphia isn’t getting enough love after further upgrading its defense with Javon Hargrave and Darius Slay and looking to be more explosive shape offensively around Carson Wentz. Meanwhile, Ron Rivera is trying to clean up a mess as the new coach of the Washington Football Team. The Ohio State first-round combination of Dwayne Haskins and Chase Young should show promise as the season progresses, but for now, this is a rebuilding team getting used to new offensive and defensive schemes. The short division road trip hasn’t been a problem for the Eagles in the past and they are Super Bowl contenders in contrast to Washington being in play for the league’s worst record.Pick: Eagles win 31-14 and cover the spread.Upset of the Week: Bengals over Chargers (-3.5, 44 o/u)Sunday 4:05 p.m. ET, CBSJoe Burrow isn’t used to losing or playing poorly. He also will be ready to go in Week 1 as Cincinnati’s unquestioned starter and can immediately bring his new offense to life with a better line, healthier receiving corps and deep backfield. This is a long road trip for AFC’s L.A. team post-Hard Knocks and its first game in a long time without  Philip Rivers will have mixed results with Tyrod Taylor and the defense. Burrow provides a hint of what’s to come by helping the Bengals steal this one late.Pick: Bengals win 23-20. Cardinals at 49ers (-7.5, 46 o/u)Sunday 4:25 p.m. ET, FoxThe Cardinals have some great vibes with Kyler Murray getting help from Hopkins and Chander Jones getting help from Isaiah Simmons. Kliff Kingsbury is a young offensive-minded coach to watch the way Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan once were in the division. They gave the 49ers two close, high-scoring games last season. But San Francisco remains strong and won’t let down in its first game at home after losing the Super Bowl. The 49ers might not have a healthy Deebo Samuel to start and the defense will need to adjust without Buckner, but they can still get it done here with their running game and greater depth of playmakers on both sides.Pick: 49ers win 27-24 but fail to cover the spread.Cowboys (-2.5, 50 o/u) at RamsSunday 8:20 p.m. ET, NBCThe Cowboys won’t be traveling to Southern California to train in Oxnard ahead of this season so they will want to make amends for missing out on their L.A.-area fans. Dak Prescott doesn’t have his long-term contract, but he will still be focused and motivated to have another big year with an extra elite weapon in rookie wideout CeeDee Lamb. Mike McCarthy will leave a strong first impression with his offense and defense pumped for the new coach. McVay saw his team further gutted talent-wise and Prescott will easily outduel Jared Goff as Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey can do only so much against Dallas.Pick: Cowboys win 31-24 and cover the spread.Steelers (-3.5, 47.5 o/u) at GiantsMonday 7:15 p.m. ET, ESPNThis is a rough season for the Giants schedule-wise. They face an elite defense at home right away in the Monday night opener and an offense that will go back to work with a healthy Ben Roethlisberger. Daniel Jones will take lumps against Pittsburgh’s pass rush after Saquon Barkley is contained, as T.J. Watt leads the charge against rookie tackle Andrew Thomas without Nate Solder to help. The Steelers also should wake up plenty in the passing game with Juju Smith-Schuster and Dionate Johnson.Pick: Steelers win 24-14 and cover the spread. Bill Belichick read more

Egypt grind out win to launch Africa Cup of Nations

first_imgEgypt’s Mohamed Salah. PHOTO via @TotalAFCON2019Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Mohamed Salah’s Egypt started their bid for a record-extending eighth Africa Cup of Nations trophy on Friday with a 1-0 win over Zimbabwe in Cairo in the opening game of a tournament expanded to 24 teams and played in June and July for the first time.Liverpool star Salah, on a redemption mission with Egypt after injury derailed a miserable World Cup campaign last year, looked sharp although the hosts needed a 41st-minute goal by Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan to get off to a winning start in Group A.In keeping with April’s spectacular tournament draw under the gaze of the Sphinx, a striking 30-minute opening ceremony preceded kick-off in Cairo, where a backdrop of pyramids and statues from Egyptian mythology set the stage for a fireworks display to illuminate the ground.The arrival of the Egyptian players for the warm-up induced a deafening roar from the capacity 75,000-crowd, who predictably reserved the loudest reception for Salah as his name was read out among the starting line-ups.With the temperature having dipped to a more palatable 27 Celsius (81 Fahrenheit) by the start Egypt, the tournament favourites and 2017 runners-up, immediately looked threatening, Salah orchestrating much of the attack as he swung in a pair of teasing crosses — the second forcing Edmore Sibanda to tip over a looping Marwan Mohsen header.Salah was again involved 10 minutes later, intricately exchanging passes on the edge of the Zimbabwe box to carve out a chance for Abdallah Elsaid, whose shot was palmed away by Sibanda before Trezeguet lashed over the rebound.As Zimbabwe struggled to develop any sort of rhythm with outstanding midfielder Khama Billiat contained, Salah again had a boisterous, largely red-clad crowd on their feet when he wriggled past his marker only to shoot over from a difficult angle.– Trezeguet rises to the occasion –A blocked attempt by Zimbabwe captain Knowledge Musona represented the southern Africans’ lone genuine attempt in the first half as a dominant Egypt eventually broke through just before half-time. Zimbabwe’s efforts to play out from defence backfired and the talented Trezeguet, formerly of Anderlecht and now with Kasimpasa in Turkey, shifted the ball onto his right foot before sweeping clinically into the far corner.Trezeguet, who scored three times in five qualifiers for the event, was quickly sensing another when his curling 20-yard strike was flicked behind by a sprawling Sibanda.The Zimbabwe goalkeeper felt the brunt of a crunching collision with Mohsen on the hour, producing a courageous stop to deny the forward after a clever first touch created the opportunity.Sibanda was again tested low to his right by a Salah effort on his weaker foot, with Egypt ‘keeper Mohamed El Shenawy finally called into action to handle a speculative Billiat drive just before the second of two mandated heat breaks on 70 minutes.It appeared Salah’s moment was going to arrive in the final minutes but Sibanda plunged low to his left, with substitute Amr Warda perhaps offering the forward a better option across the face of goal.Egyptian hearts were momentarily in mouths when an unmarked Evans Rusike rose to meet a cross but he was unable to keep his header down, allowing Egypt to emerge with an opening three points in their quest to win the competition for the fourth time as hosts in five editions.The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda are the other teams in Group A and they meet Saturday at the same venue, while Nigeria begin their campaign against newcomers Burundi in Alexandria.Guinea meanwhile take on Madagascar, the second of three countries appearing in the event for the first time.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES             MIKE PEGRAM, PART OWNER OF PRETTY N COOL, WINNER: “She ran nice and we really like the price (she got) too.”“If you look at her work pattern, she was ready to run today and Bobby is pretty good off the layoff.“She looked pretty good today. With this rain, this one was for the love of the game!” NOTES: The winning owners are Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.center_img MARTIN GARCIA, PRETTY N COOL, WINNER: “She was ready today and I think this is her best distance, six furlongs. She has  a lot of natural speed.“She likes to with time in between races and does well when she gets it. It was a tough race today but she was pretty impressive. She came back strong.”TRAINER QUOTESlast_img

‘Bellerin is picking up Benzema from the airport!’ – Arsenal fans react to young Spaniard’s absence against West Ham

first_img1 //[View the story “‘Bellerin is picking Benzema up from the airport!’ – Arsenal fans react to young Spaniard’s absence against West Ham” on Storify] Arsenal fans took to Twitter to voice their varied interpretations of Hector Bellerin’s absence against West Ham in their Premier League opener.The young Spaniard – a regular fixture for Arsene Wenger’s side last season – is reportedly missing from the game at the Emirates with a thigh strain.Mathieu Debuchy looks set to deputise for the former Barcelona man, and the Frenchman could utilise the opportunity to stake a claim for a first-team berth.Gunners supporters clashed on social media when discussing the impact of Bellerin’s absence, and some of the best reactions can be found below.One fan even suggested the 20-year-old could be aiding Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema’s move to the Emirates, with rumours of a potential deal between the two clubs intensifying.Arsenal v West Ham is live on talkSPORT from 1.30pm.center_img Hector Bellerin last_img read more

Men’s Golf Inks Lim For 2017-18 Season

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – Drake University men’s golf team has signed high school standout Tim Lim (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) to a National Letter of Intent for the 2017-18 season, head coach Matt Lewis announced Wednesday, Nov. 16.”I am very excited about Tim joining the men’s golf program at Drake. He represents a true student-athlete with his academic and athletic achievements. He has had a successful junior golf career competing at a high level in both regional and national tournaments,” Drake head coach Matt Lewis said. “Tim is a very hard worker and will be a great addition to the team. I am looking forward to coaching Tim and excited to see his future accomplishments.”Lim garnered all-state honors the last three seasons and helped lead Barrington High School to three-straight top-5 finishes at the Illinois Class 3A State Finals. He was also a four-time All-Mid-Suburban League selection. In August, Lim finished tied for 12th-place at the AJGA Junior at The Legends. Last year, he recorded a top-10 finish at the AJGA Junior at The Legends and a top-15 finish at the Bass Pro Shop/Payne Stewart Junior Championship. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more