TRAGIC CONOR TO BE LAID TO REST THIS SUNDAY

first_imgThe body of Loughanure teenager Conor Boyle, 18, who died on Friday last, has finally been released to the family.The late Conor Boyle will be buried this Sunday.A huge crowd is expected for the much-loved teenager’s funeral on Sunday next.Conor died despite a brave two week fight for life after he crashed his car in London while returning home from work. His body is due to be transferred to the family home at Loughanure on this Friday, September 27th leaving Mc Glynn’s funeral home in Dungloe at noon.The house is on the link road from the N56 in Loughanure to Annagry and traffic delays can be expected as the funeral arrives in the village.The family has asked for privacy at the house on the morning of the funeral from noon, and from 10.30pm on Friday to 10.00 am on Saturday and again on Sunday.Conor, a son of Hugh and Sheila Boyle and the third eldest of six boys, will be laid to rest in Annagry cemetery on Sunday following 1pm Mass in Annagry Church. Meanwhile the Intermediate Final scheduled for this Sunday between Naomh Muire and St Nauls has been postponed as a matter of respect to the Boyle family.TRAGIC CONOR TO BE LAID TO REST THIS SUNDAY was last modified: September 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:Conor BoylefuneralLoughanurelast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Bucks, Friday at 6:30 p.m.

first_imgJoin us for live news and analysis Friday at 6:30 p.m. when the Warriors try to settle the score against the Eastern Conference power Bucks in Milwaukee.The Bucks (16-7) have the NBA’s third-best record heading into the game, including an impressive 134-111 win over the Warriors a month ago in Oakland. Milwaukee got 26 points from point guard Eric Bledsoe that night as Golden State saw its eight-game winning streak end. Stephen Curry also injured his groin in that game, which …last_img

Youth wrestlers victorious in Reno

first_imgTwo youth wrestlers returned home as national champions earlier this week.Taylor Bell and Donald Hostler picked up first-place finishes over the weekend at the Rumble in Reno, a youth wrestling tournament put on by Rocky Mountain National Events.Humboldt County can now count three national champions among its youth wrestlers as Bell and Hostler join the ranks with Tanner Baxter, who won a title at a similar event in Los Angeles last year.Baxter fell ill over the weekend but that didn’t stop …last_img read more

GPS Awards: Highlighting Quality Caches in Portugal

first_imgAwards MedalsPeter!, the Website Administrator and Video Producer at GeoPT.org, said of the Portuguese GPS Awards, “Just like the Oscars, this is to recognize the quality of geocachers’ work.”What better way to highlight quality caches than to encourage the community to discover and vote for their favorites? In this case, that community includes geocachers across all 20 regions of Portugal.“We decided to organize the event to improve the quality of geocaching in Portugal and to reward the owners of the best caches,” explains prodrive, another GeoPT.org Website Administrator and Event Organizer.Portugal experienced a geocaching boom in 2011. On average, over 500 geocaches were published each month, accumulating to more than 6,000 caches that year.Peter! says, “We have around 18,000 active geocaches in Portugal, but not all take you to a place with an incredible view or put a smile on your face because they took you on a real adventure.”GeoPT.org, a geocaching discussion portal in Portugal, initiated and organized the GPS awards to highlight quality caches across the country.Geocachers at the Awards CeremonyThe organizers selected 365 of the Portuguese caches published in 2011 based on the following criteria:Favorite PointsGCVotesAverage length of logsNumber of photos in the galleryTerrain ratingThey then encouraged geocachers to go out and discover as many of these caches as they could between February 17 and June 4, 2012. Geocachers who found at least 40 of the caches could vote for up to 20 of their favorites. An incredible 600 votes were submitted.Voting closed on June 4 at midnight. Five caches in each district were selected as finalists. The awards ceremony took place on June 16, where the winner of each region and a national winner were announced. Over 150 geocachers attended the awards ceremony and crammed into a theater-style hall to recognize the finalists.The 365 nominees received a bronze icon for their cache page. The 100 finalists received an additional silver icon, and the 20 regional winners received a gold icon for their cache page along with a medal.You can view videos of the 20 regional and national awards winners here. The big winner of the night was “A casa mistério” (GC34FCJ), created by helderjust.One geocacher who attended the awards ceremony says, “Our first participation! We like! Not only because we stood on stage but for everything we experienced that night. We liked to see all those fantastic [cache] owners take the stage. Some more than once and without a doubt very well deserved. We kept adding more and more caches to our “to do ASAP” list. A great and fantastically organized event. Many congratulations to the organization that made it all possible.”With the success of the GPS awards, another awards show, honoring 2012’s best regional and a national cache, is expected to take place in fall of 2013.2011 GPS Awards Winner, helderjust SharePrint RelatedGeocaching Connections: Associations and ClubsDecember 23, 2013In “Maker Madness”14 Km Geocaching Hike Starting after 10pm – That’s PortugalJuly 15, 2014In “Local stories”13 Years Lisboa — Bryan Roth’s Trip to a Portugal Mega-EventJuly 23, 2013In “Community” Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event…Coming Fall 2015

first_imgWe are getting a jump start on the planning process for the MFLN Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event (VLE), happening this fall. Mark your calendars for a three-part series for military service providers that will focus on an integrated approach to professional development. The VLE will highlight the core competencies to working with military family caregivers of wounded service members and caregivers of special needs individuals.The three-part series includes topic areas in Building Trust and Credibility (October 28); Cultural Competencies (November 4); and Compassion Fatigue (November 18). Each event encompasses the overall theme of the professional development training – targeting the “core competencies” of our professional work with clientele.  Our goal is to re-energize the working environment and inspire personal and professional growth in order to better serve our service members and their families.The VLE is so unique from our normal professional development webinars because participants can gain a more engaged training that is similar to a professional conference but in a virtual format. The events are also more compatible with the busy schedules of military helping professionals and provide training on a virtual level to alleviate the travel restrictions and budget cuts that many of us are faced with.Oh and did I mention this is a FREE training that is open to the public, not only military professionals, but to all who may be interested?Be on the lookout for more details to come. In the meantime, begin penciling in the VLE trainings into your calendar.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 3, 2015.last_img read more

Frazzled nerves: Bad habit of conceding late goals haunts India

first_imgIt is no longer a secret. In fact, India’s vulnerability in the closing stages of a hockey match is something that rivals bank on.And it has now become a habit for both the coach and the fans to hold their breath as the Indian hockey team tries to negotiate the final minutes of a match, they may be leading or even tied in.The last two games have once again established the Indian hockey team as ‘chokers’ in dying minutes. They conceded the winning goal to Belgium with about 12 seconds left on the clock and they did so again against England on Monday with 75 seconds left.Terry Walsh spoke of ‘crucial’ stages in the match and he could not have been referring to anything but the last few minutes when Indians seem most vulnerable. They seem to take their mind off the game and are virtually waiting for the hooter to go off. The ability to trap, to keep possession and play for last few seconds becomes a Herculean task for them.”We have lost the games in the crucial stages (meaning closing minutes) and I believe it is not something new. It has happened in the past but we need to get past that,” Walsh said.It has now become a problem of gigantic proportions. When asked if the fact they have been losing in ‘that stage’ is playing on their minds, Walsh said, “Probably.”It is something that Walsh has been working on. Before the team left for the Netherlands, he had talked about working on the psychological side of the players. He was quite clearly referring to ‘this’ aspect.advertisementMotivating a team after losing such games, as the ones against Belgium and England, is a tough ask for Walsh or for that matter, the skipper, Sardar Singh. But that is something they cannot give up on with matches coming up against Spain, Australia and Malaysia.After training on Tuesday morning, Walsh put up a brave face and said: “We are working on our strategy by analysing the mistakes made in the last two games and will try to change our game accordingly. These changes will also apply on rotation of players and goal scoring strategies. We are determined to give a great performance for the upcoming matches.”last_img read more

Liverpool ousts Barcelona in historic Champions League comeback

first_imgLiverpool’s Divock Origi, right, celebrates scoring his side’s fourth goal of the game during the Champions League Semi Final, second leg soccer match between Liverpool and Barcelona at Anfield, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)LIVERPOOL, England— Liverpool’s players had their hands on their heads, seemingly unable to comprehend their achievement. One of them, James Milner, was in tears. When he wasn’t punching the air, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp stood in front of The Kop in full voice and just took it all in.Just when Liverpool fans thought they had seen it all — the so-called “Miracle of Istanbul” in particular, but also those storied comebacks at Anfield against Saint-Etienne, Olympiakos and Borussia Dortmund down the years — along came another European night that just might top them all.ADVERTISEMENT The Liverpool players faced a 3-0 deficit against Barcelona from the first leg of the Champions League semifinals. They faced the great Lionel Messi, perhaps in the best form of his life. They faced fatigue from a grueling Premier League title race with Manchester City and the absence of two of the team’s key forwards, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.How to explain, then, a remarkable 4-0 win that sent Liverpool into a second straight Champions League final, 4-3 on aggregate?FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We know this club is a mix of atmosphere, emotion, desire and footballing quality,” Klopp said. “For me, this club has a big heart and tonight the heart was pounding like crazy. You could feel it all over the world.”It took a goal of breathtaking quality — but also extraordinary cheek — to complete the greatest in a long line of famous comebacks by Liverpool, which is one win away from becoming European champion for a sixth time. A lot more to offer DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew LATEST STORIES Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “When you have a collapse of this nature,” Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said, “we will have a few horrible days ahead.”For Barcelona, it was the second straight year that the team let a three-goal lead slip, having beaten Roma 4-1 at home in the quarterfinals in 2018 before losing the return leg 3-0 to go out.As for Liverpool, given the opposition this display rivaled the comeback from three goals down against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final.There was also the 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne in the 1977 European Cup and the 4-3 win from 2-0 down against Borussia Dortmund in the 2016 Europa League quarterfinals. The last-gasp 3-1 win over Olympiakos, sealed by Steven Gerrard’s late long-range goal, in the 2004-05 group stage also lingers long in the memory.“The people from outside, they doubted us and thought we couldn’t do it,” said Georginio Wijnaldum, a halftime substitute who scored two of the goals. “But once again we showed that everything is possible.”Klopp had delivered a stirring speech on the eve of the game, telling his players to “fail in a beautiful way” if they were to get eliminated.They took that to heart.Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer who missed the game as he followed protocols after a concussion, entered the stadium before kickoff wearing a T-shirt bearing the message: “Never Give Up.”Then teammate Andrew Robertson set the tone on the field, pushing Messi’s head with two hands while the Barcelona forward was on the ground after an early challenge. Fabinho followed that up with a crunching tackle on Luis Suarez, who was jeered and goaded relentlessly by Liverpool fans at the ground he graced for 3½ years.A goal was needed to really give Barcathe jitters and it arrived after seven minutes, with Origi tapping into an empty net after goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen parried a shot by Jordan Henderson. Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Euphoria had already engulfed Anfield when Liverpool, leading 3-0 and smothering Barcelona with its intensity, was awarded a corner in the 79th minute. Trent Alexander-Arnold, a 20-year-old right back, put the ball down in the quadrant and then turned around as if he was about to leave the kick to a teammate.In an instant, he spun round again and whipped in a low cross that Barcelona’s players weren’t prepared for. Divock Origi was ready, though, and he swept home a finish from eight meters (yards) into the top corner for his second goal of the game.Klopp was full of praise for the lucid thinking of Alexander-Arnold, the youngest player on the Liverpool team, and said he hadn’t even seen the corner being taken.“Incredibly smart,” Klopp said, shaking his head. “Genius.”It was only the third time in the history of the competition that a team rallied from three goals down after the first leg of a semifinal and progressed to the final, after Panathinaikos in 1970-71 and Barcelona in 1985-86. No team had done it in the Champions League era.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Barcelona already appeared rattled, with Suarez living up to his role as the player opposition fans love to hate. In one incident, the striker flicked his boot back into the right knee of Robertson as they ran along together. Robertson needed treatment and was substituted at halftime, with his injury later confirmed to be a calf muscle problem.Wijnaldum, who replaced Robertson, made an almost instant impact, making it 2-0 by sweeping home a low cross from Alexander-Arnold. Two minutes later, the Dutch midfielder made another run into the area and met a cross from Xherdan Shaqiri with a firm header into the corner past a flat-footed Ter Stegen.The goals came in the 54th and 56th minutes — the times of Liverpool’s first two goals in that 2005 final in Istanbul.Philippe Coutinho, another former Liverpool player, was substituted for Nelson Semedo after an ineffective display and Barca quickly improved, exerting more control. Liverpool’s players might also have wondered how to approach the game with the score tied on aggregate.Then came the coup de grace after the cheeky play by Alexander-Arnold at a corner. Barcelona had no answer, with Messi — the star of the first leg with two goals — largely snuffed out.Tottenham or Ajax await in the June 1 final in Madrid. Ajax leads 1-0 from the first leg.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Surveillance area domination operations intensified in Kashmir

first_imgSrinagar: Security forces have intensified surveillance and area domination operations in Kashmir following Saturday’s militancy-related incidents, including a grenade attack on security forces in old city, a senior security official said. Anti-insurgency operations were intensified as part of a proactive strategy to foil any plans of militants to stage any attacks on security forces in the valley, the official said. The official said while the operations were ongoing even after the August 5 decision of the Centre to revoke special status of Jammu and Kashmir, maintaining law and order to ensure peace in the valley had become the priority of law enforcement agencies. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss account details under automatic exchange framework “As the situation has more or less normalised on the law and order front, the anti-terrorist operations have been intensified to ensure ultras do not stage any attacks,” he said. As part of the drill, security has been beefed up around vital installations including the Srinagar airport and police offices. Additional security bunkers are being constructed in the city and elsewhere in the valley to prevent militants from moving from one place to another, the official said. Also Read – Trio win Nobel Medicine Prize for work on cells, oxygen Extended security perimeters have been established around district police offices and other vital installations by creating ‘prohibited zones’ with the use of concertina wires, he said. Meanwhile, normal life remained disrupted for the 56th consecutive day in Kashmir on Sunday. While main markets and other business establishments remained closed, some vendors had set up roadside stalls at the weekly flea market, locally known as ‘Sunday market’. Public transport was off the roads in most parts of the valley but private cars and some passenger cabs on inter-district routes could be seen plying, officials said. While landline telephony services have been restored across the valley, mobile telephone services in most parts of Kashmir and all Internet services continue to remain suspended. Most of the top level and second rung separatist politicians have been taken into preventive custody while mainstream leaders including two former chief ministers — Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti — have been either detained or placed under house arrest. Another former chief minister and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Srinagar Farooq Abdullah has been arrested under the controversial Public Safety act.last_img read more