Trail Blazers swing NBA deal with Cavs for guard Rodney Hood

first_imgView comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra The Cavaliers, third-worst in the league at 11-42, are in a rebuilding campaign after losing LeBron James to free agency and the Los Angeles Lakers last July.Canada’s Stauskas, 25, averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists with the Trail Blazers this season. He made his NBA debut for Sacramento in 2014 and played just over two seasons for Philadelphia before being finishing last season with Brooklyn and signing with Portland in the off-season.Baldwin averaged 3.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in a reserve role for Portland.ADVERTISEMENT Ceres resumes champs league bid vs Yangon FILE – Rodney Hood #1 of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the fans celebrate after Hood hit a buzzer beater at the end of the first half against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena on December 5, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFPAdding talent ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline to boost their playoff push, the Portland Trail Blazers obtained guard Rodney Hood on Monday in a deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Portland sent the Cavaliers guards Wade Baldwin and Nik Stauskas plus two 2021 and 2023 second-round NBA Draft picks in exchange for Hood, a 26-year-old American who is averaging 12.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 45 games this season for the Cavs.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m ready for what’s next! Portland I’m on the way!” Hood tweeted.The Trail Blazers, 32-20, are fourth in the Western Conference, one game behind Oklahoma City and five adrift of co-leaders Denver and Golden State.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“Rodney is an accomplished NBA player that brings versatility, shotmaking and depth to our perimeter and will fit seamlessly into our culture and style of play,” said Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.Hood spent his first 3 1/2 NBA seasons with the Utah Jazz before being traded to Cleveland last February. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

The Year 2014 in Review

first_imgHere we are again, at the end of another year. It was just a few months ago when I wrote the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) forecast for the year 2014 and now, I am writing the year in review. Time really does fly doesn’t it? So, what did we achieve in ICT in 2014? A lot happened in Liberia’s ICT sector this year (2014), but what is more important is that Liberians were able to gain better insights and appreciate the sector’s impact on the nation through the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak.At the beginning of 2014 I mentioned that the future of ICT in Liberia is closely related to the number of obstacles that we can tackle. Some of these obstacles include our unwillingness to view ICT as a major driver of economic development, the lack of infrastructure, lack of education and skills, but most of all our unwillingness to change. All of what I have mentioned are things that bring about a “digital exclusion” which negatively impacts economic development in the 21st century. But this “digital exclusion” is becoming to be a thing of the past, thanks to mobile technology, open source software and broadband.  Despite it being a tragic and challenging year, 2014 did in fact bring a lot of changes in the ICT sector. The Ebola Virus Disease, it is unfortunate to say, has been a catalyst of this change. But prior to the Ebola Virus Disease, Liberia had already begun making progress in its ICT sector.We started the year with a lot of promising initiatives. There were talks about a Software Engineering Program at the William V.S. Tubman University in Harper, Maryland; improved services were being provided  by telecom operators; schools were talking about technology programs (both standalone and integrated), and even universities were allowing research that would help improve their delivery of education.  There were also changes within the national operator LIBTELCO, with the company getting a new board of directors and a new managing director. The Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications delivered several new policies and now, it has a Project Management Office as mandated by the National Telecommunications and ICT Policy. The Project Management Office or the PMO is to implement and monitor Liberia’s e-government programs.The Liberia Telecommunications Authority and Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications have made significant progress with Digital Migration. Digital migration refers to the switch from an analogue broadcasting system to a digital broadcasting system. It has come about because of the developments in the broadcasting industry, which include change in design of televisions from the box-like tube TVs to the thin-panel ones we see today. One such key development in this decade is the shifting from analogue type television broadcasting to digital broadcasting.  Digital broadcasting will improve the consumers’ TV experience in terms of better sound and picture quality. It will also free up space in the frequency spectrum that can be used to provide more TV channels and others ICT services.While we continued to make progress earlier in the year, suddenly and unfortunately, the Ebola Virus Disease broke out and turned out to be the largest and most complex Ebola outbreak since the Ebola virus was first discovered in 1976. To fight the disease, ICT had to play a major role. Mobile Technologies and Open Source Software have been the most dominant components of the ICT response to the Ebola fight.For the most part of my ICT career, I have always advocated the use of Open Source Software in Liberia; not because it’s an area of professional and academic focus, but because I feel it is the best way to bridge the digital chasm that continues to keep us behind in 21st century. Over the years there has been a stiff resistance to a significant and ubiquitous adoption of Open Source Software in Liberia. One of the reasons for this is that many Liberian ICT professionals were schooled in proprietary (Microsoft-based) software hence, the lack of understanding of how open source software works. In addition, there are also myths about open source that also have been the cause of its rejection in Liberia. Yet, there are some open source software that are in use in Liberia that Liberians are not cognizant of. The Mozilla Firefox browser we use is open source; the phones that are used around here are built mostly on Java platforms and Java is open source.The fact is, open source software enhances innovation and can enable a resource-challenged organization or nation sustain its ICT infrastructure and platform at a lower cost than, proprietary software. So when the outbreak happened and there was a blitzkrieg of Open Source Software solutions from the international community, I was not surprised. The open source option is the cheaper and more sustainable solution for a “resource-challenged” nation like Liberia. In finding the cheapest, fastest and most efficient ways to track the Ebola virus and disseminate information among health workers, international organizations, and the Liberian public, a plethora of open source software was deployed. These include DHIS 2, FormHub, RapidPro,  mHero,  iHRIS, Epi Info, Epi Info VHS, EpiCollect, HeathMap, etc.In addition to the open source software that the international community made available for the fight against the virus, Liberian ICT professionals developed an incident response software to help in the fight against the virus. IRAMP, as it is called was developed by a consortium of Liberia ICT firms. Apart from IRAMP, there were several other initiatives from local ICT firms in the Ebola response. The StopEbolaLiberia.Org web portal developed by a group of Liberia volunteers is another initiative that aims at providing a one-stop shop for information on the Ebola Virus Disease.  There were many other developments in the ICT sector in 2014. I know I have omitted or neglected to mention quite a few, but this was not intentional. Hopefully, as time goes on, they will be mentioned in future articles. But for now, we can say we have made great strides in the sector. Our focus on open source software should enable us achieve a lot in terms of software and systems development. We look to the year 2015 for this and many other good things as we strive to improve our ICT sector.Until next week, Carpe diem!!!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Roger Khan released from Police custody

first_imgShaheed “Roger” Khan, who returned to Guyana on Friday evening from the United States and was immediately taken into Police custody for questioning relating to two murders, was released on station bail after the 72-hour detention period expired.Shaheed “Roger” KhanThis was confirmed by his attorney, Glenn Hanoman, who, during a telephone interview moments after his client was released, said that Khan was placed on $200,000 bail. Khan was released just after midday on Tuesday. He said that his client was told to report to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) next week.Hanoman could not say whether his client will be returning as a formality owing to his deportation, or as a suspect who is under investigation for the murder of Ronald Waddell and former boxing coach, Donald Allison.“At this time, we are happy that he was granted bail and without a doubt, he will return to the CID headquarters as requested by the Police,” Hanoman stated.Nevertheless, the Police stated that they are continuing their investigation into the involvement of Khan in the two murders.On Monday evening, Hanoman had explained that the 72-hour detention period expired at 01:00h on Tuesday morning.Attorney-at-Law Glenn HanomanHanoman further stated that the Police did not apply to the High Court for an extension of the detention period, which is an indication that there is no evidence against Khan for the two murders for which he was detained and questioned.Immediately upon his return on Friday, Khan was taken into custody and grilled for the murders of Waddell and Allison.Waddell was gunned down in his car outside his seaside Subryanville, Georgetown home in January 10, 2006. Allison, on the other hand, was shot dead outside the Ricola Boxing Gym in Agricola on the East Bank of Demerara, on September 8, 2005. His name was reportedly called as one of the persons who was believed to have been supporting heavily-armed gunmen in Buxton, East Coast Demerara.Khan was jailed in 2009 after he pleaded guilty to arms trafficking, drug trafficking, conspiracy and witness tampering. He was arrested in neighbouring Suriname in June 2006.After serving his sentence, Khan was released from the US prison on July 8, 2019, placed in the custody of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and was held at the Krome Detention Facility in Miami before his deportation.Khan was escorted to Guyana by agents of ICE on Friday last and was handed over to local Police upon his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri. He was then transported to the CID headquarters.last_img read more

Iniesta coup puts J-League on the map, says Perryman

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona star Andres Iniesta’s Far East move will have been noted by players who might hitherto have considered China a more lucrative destination © JIJI PRESS/AFP / JIJI PRESSTOKYO, Japan, May 25 – Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta’s decision to join Japan’s Vissel Kobe could make the J-League a serious option for the world’s top footballers, former Shimizu S-Pulse manager Steve Perryman said.The 34-year-old Spanish World Cup winner, who lifted 32 major trophies at Barca and made over 600 appearances for the Catalan giants, completed a big-money move to Japan on Thursday after bidding a tearful farewell to the Nou Camp last weekend. Iniesta’s Far East move will have been noted by players who might hitherto have considered China a more lucrative destination, Perryman told AFP in an interview.“As soon as a top player like Iniesta decides to go to Japan it becomes an option for other people,” said the former Tottenham Hotspur captain, who coached at J-League clubs S-Pulse and Kashiwa Reysol between 1996 to 2002.“It gives the J-League credibility but it’s about what Iniesta brings with him in terms of his ethos and work ethic,” added Perryman.“You want people to lead in the right manner and history tells you that this man does things the right way.”Perryman moved to Japan in 1996 as assistant coach to Argentine Ossie Ardiles at S-Pulse.The former Spurs teammates briefly crossed swords with Arsene Wenger — then manager at Nagoya Grampus Eight — in a fledgling J-League still buzzing after its launch in 1993 when the likes of Zico and Gary Lineker played out their careers there.“It was a league that was looking to be led and the timing for both Wenger and Japan was brilliant,” recalled Perryman, who took over as Shimizu manager in 1999.“Wenger was perfect. He was a winner.”– Big in Japan –Perryman expects Iniesta to have as big an impact as the Frenchman on a J-League that has struggled to attract marquee players in recent years.“Football is about risk, but I’m sure Iniesta will repay Kobe with his professional attitude,” said the 66-year-old director of football at English fourth-tier club Exeter City.“It has to be backed up by success but I expect the other clubs are looking at that now and asking if they should enter the race for players of this quality.”Vissel, whose billionaire owner Hiroshi Mikitani is also the CEO of Barcelona’s main sponsor Rakuten, did sign German World Cup winner Lukas Podolski last year.But bringing in Iniesta bucks the trend of top players moving to rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers in spectacular fashion.“There’s expertise in Japan but you need expertise on the field itself for Japanese players to be able to follow,” said Perryman, backing Iniesta’s experience and professionalism to rub off on his new teammates.“You’re looking for his attitude at training and in preparing for games,” added Perryman, who steered S-Pulse to an Asian Cup Winners Cup title.“Not just finish training, shower and be gone in five minutes. Be part of it. That’s obviously what they’ve done at Barcelona.“That is a group of players that plays together and Iniesta wants that in his next club. But I’m sure that’s part of the decision-making by Kobe to know that.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Record-equalling City savour Silva service

first_img0Shares0000West Ham United’s defender Pablo Zabaleta (R) reacts as Manchester City’s midfielder David Silva (L) celebrates scoring their second goal during the English Premier League football match December 3, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 3 – Manchester City moved eight points clear at the top of the Premier League as David Silva’s superb late strike capped a dramatic 2-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday.Pep Guardiola’s side maintained their recent habit of finding dramatic, late winning goals, with Silva netting seven minutes from full-time at Eastlands to give City a record-equalling 13th successive Premier League victory. Silva produced his impressive volley after Nicolas Otamendi struck in the second half to cancel out a first ever league goal from Hammers defender Angelo Ogbonna just before the interval.City have drawn level with Chelsea in 2016-17 and Arsenal in 2001-02 for the most consecutive victories in a single season in Premier League history.The all-time record for successive victories is Arsenal’s 14, achieved between February and August 2002.City also set a club record with a 20th straight win in all competitions, giving them the perfect preparation for next weekend’s summit meeting with second-placed Manchester United at Old Trafford.West Ham are second bottom of the table after failing to win for the eighth consecutive league game.The visitors, looking for their first win under new manager David Moyes, looked surprisingly untroubled, in the first half at least, and arguably created the better chances of the opening 45 minutes.That was certainly underlined a minute before the interval when Ogbonna headed his side into an unexpected lead that exposed some poor play in City’s defence.Aaron Cresswell exchanged a short corner with Manuel Lanzini and crossed for the Italian, who beat Otamendi to the ball and steered a well-aimed header into the corner.City were stunned but West Ham had enjoyed the better chances of the first half, while surrendering possession to the hosts.West Ham United’s defender Arthur Masuaku vies with Manchester City’s defender Kyle Walker (L) during the English Premier League football match December 3, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISThe best of three decent openings fell to Lanzini, in the 38th minute, after a rare mistake by Silva who gifted the ball to the West Ham man in midfield.The attack ended with City keeper Ederson turning his shot around the post, somewhat unconvincingly, as the visitors coped with City’s impressive arsenal of attacking talent.– Immediate improvement –City were curiously off the electrifying pace they have set so far this season.The only moment that really troubled West Ham reserve keeper Adrian — selected because City loanee Joe Hart was unable to play — came from Silva’s deflected 25th-minute shot which he did well to tip over his bar.Guardiola had left Vincent Kompany and Fernandinho out of his starting line-up, to avoid either collecting a yellow card which would earn them a suspension and a ban for the upcoming Manchester derby.It had looked a potentially costly decision but, at the interval, the City manager brought on Gabriel Jesus and saw an immediate improvement.Manchester City’s manager Pep Guardiola celebrates their win on the final whistle in the English Premier League football match against West Ham United December 3, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFA foul by Declan Rice on Fabian Delph presented Kevin De Bruyne with a free-kick on the edge of the area and his superb curling strike was parried away, equally impressively, by the diving Adrian on 55 minutes.Two minutes later, City were level.Raheem Sterling’s deft touch sent Jesus darting to the right-hand by-line from where his low cross was turned in from close range by central defender Otamendi.They could have been in front on 61 minutes when Leroy Sane’s crisp shot drew another diving save out of the West Ham keeper.It was now one-way traffic with Sane’s dribbling run and shot bringing yet another acrobatic parry out of Adrian before Sane and De Bruyne both tried shots from the edge of the area.Soon, Adrian was required to keep out a shot from Jesus with the rebound falling invitingly to Sterling who, uncharacteristically, miskicked from what looked a promising position.Silva struck in the 83rd minute with a brilliant finish, diving to meet De Bruyne’s cross at full stretch and steer the ball in from five yards, past the wrong-footed goalkeeper.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

SINN FEIN SPOKESMAN ON JOBS, ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION TO VISIT DONEGAL

first_imgSinn Féin Spokesperson on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Peadar Toibin, TD will be in Donegal this Monday 19th November for a series of meetings across the county.Deputy Toibin is to hear at first hand the challenges local businesses and the unemployed face and to discuss Sinn Féin’s recently-launched Jobs Plan.He will also witness at first hand some positive examples of enterprise and innovation in the county that gives hope in these difficult times. Speaking ahead of the visit, Deputy Toibin said “In the last four years Ireland has shed more jobs than any other western state per capita since the Great Depression”.“Sinn Féin has identified €13billion which can be used to create jobs, increase productivity and improve competiveness. This money would be sourced from the European Investment Bank, incentivised investment from the private pension sector and the National Pension Reserve Fund.“Investment on this scale would retain 15,000 jobs and create about 156,000 jobs.“In Donegal we would create jobs by proceeding with the A5 Dublin-Derry dual carriageway which would greatly improve the Northwest’s appeal to foreign investors. We would also invest in new schools and primary care centres. “Donegal would also benefit from a new emphasis on agri-food and seafood sectors as well as sustainable tourism.“As an opposition party we will be pushing the government to adopt these proposals to reverse the spiraling unemployment and emigration that has plagued this county for years.”SINN FEIN SPOKESMAN ON JOBS, ENTERPRISE AND INNOVATION TO VISIT DONEGAL was last modified: November 16th, 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:Donegal visitPeadar ToibinSinn Feinlast_img read more

‘Build a wall around Anfield so he can’t get in’ – Some fans hate Liverpool rumour

first_imgHe is going to be in limbo as. He will not get in our team and not being funny if mings leaves in the new year I would not be happy with karius as back up is long term career is away from Liverpool but who to that’s the question— julian evans (@julianevans74) October 30, 2018 Five months ago, Loris Karius endured what will go down as the worst day in his football career, and perhaps the worst day of his entire life.His disastrous performance in the Champions League final cost Liverpool the chance to win a sixth European Cup, and he was widely criticised after the match – he was even sent death threats. Karius is a broken man. https://t.co/7N0D0GWM6Z— Professor Youens (@Lungstahr) October 30, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Karius: alright lads, might come back to the reds xEvery Liverpool fan: pic.twitter.com/Egifp2l9co— • – XØkels – ♡ leviathan 击 (@FunGh0ulz) October 30, 2018 There was almost no chance of Karius remaining at Anfield after the final, and when Liverpool signed Alisson for a then world record fee for a goalkeeper, Karius’ departure moved ever closer.Eventually, the 25-year-old agreed a two-year loan deal with Besiktas, and he’s played all their league matches since joining on August 25.However, Karius’ time in Turkey has also been relatively poor, having conceded 15 goals and kept just a single clean sheet in 10 appearances. Woke up in cold sweat after dreaming of karius coming back— sh f (@NoRegerts_) October 30, 2018 gameday cracker tense can’t really say i am surprised… #lfc #ynwa #football #karius https://t.co/cGVFL5ja3U— Dieter Reinisch (@ReinischDieter) October 30, 2018 Besiktas offering to cancel Karius’ contract. Didn’t take long for them to notice he’s bang average at the very best.— Keith Shortall (@keithlfc5times) October 29, 2018 predicted Could Karius be seen in a Liverpool shirt again? TOP WORK Most read in Premier League We Need To Build A Brick Wall Around Melwood & Anfield…So He Can’t Get Back In. #Karius #LFC https://t.co/wtBbQqhfbV— Anthony Squires (@AnthonysSquires) October 30, 2018 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT 2 huge blow Karius when he learns he has to go back to Liverpool pic.twitter.com/qwNGxlRRra— katy fitzpatrick 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🐝🏆 (@kathy121255) October 30, 2018 whoops How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? This has not gone down particularly well with Liverpool supporters on social media, who are fearing the day Karius shows up on Merseyside again.talkSPORT.com have collected some of the best reaction to the rumours, which you can see below… The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 2 Maybe Karius should have considered the offer from Serie C side Rimini FC seriously, after all. https://t.co/X4NenZ3vRc— Alapan (@Scrimgeor) October 30, 2018 Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? revealed SORRY Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Karius should start to think he more suit to be a model rather than footballer..— Aarin Aazij (@zahrin79) October 30, 2018 Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? No doubting Loris Karius’ career has hit a dead end that he can’t come back from. When a team from Turkey want your loan spell cancelled your doing something seriously wrong. Genuinely wouldn’t be surprised if he packed it in and moved to America, horrendous keeper.👍— Conor H 1997 (@conorYNWA1) October 30, 2018 latest Just terminate his contract already #Karius— Liam Jones (@Jiamlones) October 30, 2018 Liverpool should just ship Karius to Madrid erh— Esuoåburobuo (@_Rvssian) October 30, 2018 changes And Besiktas are reportedly looking to get rid of the keeper already, with various reports suggesting they have lost their patience in Karius and want to end his loan deal.Karius could be sent back to Liverpool, and Besiktas hope they can replace the glovesman with his fellow Liverpool flop Divock Origi, the forward. Karius will forever live with the mistakes he made on that fateful night in Kiev Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Karius is THAT bad? Amazing. https://t.co/QrFufGEt1H— Jason Lincoln (@VinoFiIipino) October 30, 2018last_img read more

TRAFFIC CHAOS AS VAN CATCHES FIRE

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: 5.25pm: Traffic coming into Letterkenny from Derry is being seriously disrupted after a van caught fire on the Derry Road.There are a number of fire engines dealing with the blaze.Traffic is down to a crawl as one of the lanes has been blocked. There are no reports of anybody being injured as a result of the blaze.EndsTRAFFIC CHAOS AS VAN CATCHES FIRE was last modified: October 12th, 2011 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

Indiana State Holds Off Drake Volleyball, 3-1

first_imgPrint Friendly Version TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Facing a 2-0 deficit, the Drake University volleyball team fought back to take a set before falling at Indiana State Saturday afternoon, 3-1.The Sycamores earned a season series split with the Bulldogs by set scores of 27-25, 25-20, 19-25, 25-15.Drake (8-15, 2-8 MVC) was led again by the emergent Emily Plock, who had 21 kills and nine digs to record her second-straight game with 20 or more kills and third in her last four outings. Riley Dolphin, who is making her way back from injury, added seven kills on 12 attempts and added two blocks. Paige Aspinwall notched another double-double with 23 assists and 13 digs.Aspinwall’s 13 digs give her 906 in her career to rank 10th in career digs at Drake and she is now the only Bulldog to rank in the top 10 in both assists and digs. She is fourth in Drake history in assists.Indiana State (5-15, 3-7 MVC) was led by 19 kills from Nikkie White as the Sycamores hit .220 in the win and recorded five aces. The first set featured big rallies from each team, including an 8-0 run from the Bulldogs to take a 19-16 lead before ISU rallied back and tied the set with three-straight points to win the set, 27-25. The second set was close early before a 6-0 Sycamore spell helped the home team take a 2-0 lead in the match.Facing defeat, Drake stormed back with an 8-0 run in the third set as Indiana State was unable to break Aspinwall’s serve. Her time on the service line during that run included a pair of aces as well. The run gave the Bulldogs enough cushion to cruise to the 25-19 win in the set. Unfortunately for Drake, that momentum shifted back to the Sycamores when they opened the fourth set with a 10-2 lead. Drake was not able to cut into that lead as ISU took the set 25-15 to earn the four-set win over the Bulldogs.Drake’s weekend on the road continues in Indiana Monday evening when the face Valparaiso at 6 p.m. in the first meeting between the two teams this season. Box Score (PDF) at Valparaiso 10/28/2019 – 6 p.m. Live Stats Previewcenter_img Story Links Full Schedule Roster Next Game: Watch Livelast_img read more

Sale agreed on controversial Carrigart seaside complex

first_imgA sale has been agreed for the Cuan Na Ri complex on Sheephaven on the Wild Atlantic Way between Carrigart and Lackagh Bridge.The Oceanfront Complex with a guide price of €2.6 million attracted widespread interest in the trade with brisk bidding reported. The Tirconail Tribune today reports the process of sale is now finalised and significant contracts of exchange will be signed before the end of October.However, the new owner’s name has not been publicly identified by the auctioneers representing the US based commercial property agency, Cushman & Wakefield.The resort includes 27 holiday villas, a bar/restaurant complex and boardwalk on 186 acres, overlooks Sheephaven Bay and the area is a well-known holiday destination for Northern and UK families; golf and water pursuits, fishing and sightseeing on the Atlantic Drive.The highly popular Boardwalk provides direct access to Trá Mór Beach and there is planning permission for a further 47 holiday homes and a 32-bedroom hotel and leisure centre.A spokeswoman said the location offered real potential to further develop the resort and already the complex lends itself to offer yoga retreats, meditation retreats, corporate challenge packages, outdoor activity holidays, fishing, hillwalking, kayaking, surfing, cycling and angling to name but a few. Cushman & Wakefield said the development of Cuan na R is an exceptional opportunity to acquire this freehold interest and its current facilities.The development and holiday homes were built by T&G Properties after it acquired the site in 2007. The 27 villas opened for business in 2012 and the Oceanfron Complex was opened for business in 2015.The exact net value of the property is not known but one villa put on the market last year had a guide price of €229,00 – the price was advertised as being €60,500 less than what was previously sought.All the villas are fully fitted out and decorated. A previous bid by Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley to develop a golf resort on the site was refused planning permission.The centre had been the setting for protests by local people back in 2014 who claimed their right of way to the local beach had been cut off by developers.Failte Ireland confirmed that their grant assistance to the Cuan n Ri development Carrigart was €1,508,339.A Failte Ireland spokesperson said: “The owners of the project are aware of their strict and specific obligations under the terms of the grant and Fáilte Ireland’s professional advisers are in contact with them in this regard,” said a Failte Ireland spokesperson. The spokesperson added: “For capital grants of this size it is Fáilte Ireland’s policy to acquire a charge on the grant aided property and Fáilte Ireland’s permission would be required for any sale. Fáilte Ireland would only consider agreeing to a sale where the prospective purchaser consents to adhere to the terms and conditions of the original letter of offer for the remaining term of the grant period (normally ten years from final grant payment date), and provides appropriate security to Fáilte Ireland during that period.In the event of a breach of the original agreement Fáilte Ireland would become entitled to seek the immediate repayment of the grant.”Right of Way dispute continuesThe local Aghadachor Action Group who battled to have a ‘right of way’ reopened near the beachfront complex says the issue is not settled and intend to pursue their cause until a solution is put in place. The matter has been the subject of public debate, marches, meetings and heated confrontations since September 2013.During a Council meeting in Lifford a year later, Cllr. Ian McGarvey took issue with a claim by management at Donegal County Council that ‘they have privileged legal information’ that prevents them from taking any action at Sheephaven Bay in relation to the closure of a right of way last year.The then Cllr Mick Quinn of Sinn Fein who backed the call for a public enquiry said the situation at Aghadachor was akin to ‘landlordism by stealth’.Cllr. McGarvey made his comment in the light of the meeting where a majority in the Chamber voted to defer his motion seeking public enquiry into all aspects of developments at Aghadachor pending legal advice.Sale agreed on controversial Carrigart seaside complex was last modified: September 16th, 2017 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:CarrigartCuan na Ridonegalsoldlast_img read more