Nitehawks run winning streak to nine, outlast shorthanded Leafs 3-1

first_imgWhile the Beaver Valley Nitehawks continue to ring up the points the Nelson Leafs look for a lifeline.The Murdoch Division leading Hawks scored twice in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie en route to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the short-staffed Nelson Leafs Friday night at the NDCC Arena.The win is the ninth straight for the division leaders while Nelson dropped its fourth consecutive game. During the four game slide the Leafs have scored just five times while allowing 15 goals.McKoy Hauck gave Beaver Valley a 1-0 lead after period before David Lenzin tied the game with a second period marker.Aiden Browell, with his first of two goals in the game, scored the winning goal with six minutes remaining in the game.After being out shot 11-6 in the first period, the Hawks took the game to the Leafs, finishing the game with a 33-22 shots advantage‚ including a 17-4 margin in the third period against a Nelson team with only 13 skaters on the bench.The Leafs have four players sitting with suspension along with a handful players on the injury list.Kootenay Conference Player-of-the-month Tallon Kramer was solid between the pipes for the Hawks to register the win while Jason Sandhu, seeing his first action since September 23, took the loss for Nelson.The Leafs look to snap out of the losing streak Saturday when the Fernie Ghostriders visit the NDCC Arena at 7 p.m.last_img read more

13,189 students to sit CSEC, CAPE

first_imgStudents from across Guyana will begin their sitting of the 2018 Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) and the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations CAPE, which are slated to commence on May 7.According to the Superintendent of Examinations within the Education Ministry, Sauda Kadir, 12,266 candidates have been registered to sit the CSEC examinations this year, which shows a decrease when compared to 12,684 candidates in 2017.She added that this year, 923 candidates will be writing the CAPE examinations, which records an increase when compared 851 in 2017. This brings the total of 13,189 students writing the two examinations.According to Kadir all systems have been put in place to ensure the smooth sitting of these examinations.The CSEC subjects will commence with Visual Arts 2 (General), Music 2 (General), Electronic Document Preparation and Management 2 General, Chemistry 3/2 General and Textiles, Clothing and Fashion 2 Technical.English A (Language) and Mathematics will be written on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively.The CAPE subjects to be written on Monday are English B (Literature) in English Unit 1 Paper 2, Physics Unit 1 Paper 2 and Integrated Mathematics Paper 2.Just a month ago, students at the primary level were engaged in the two-day National Grade Six Assessment which will determine their place at a secondary school in Guyana. They are currently awaiting results.last_img read more

Man nabbed in local bank after demanding $10M

first_img… claims he was carrying bombPolice have nabbed a man who walked into a city bank demanding $10 million in the name of ISIS on Tuesday.Guyana Times understands that after demanding the cash, the man claimed that he had a bomb and would detonate it if his demands were not met.Reports are that the man who appeared to be in his late 30’s walked into the bank just after 09:00h and went to the ATM card center demanding the money.One worker related that the man seems to be suffering from mental illness.This publication was told that the guards stationed at the bank confronted the man and he shouted “we will all die if I don’t get the money”.The Police were called in but before they arrived, the bank’s security managed to intercept the man and a knife was found in the bag he was carrying.He was later handed over to Police. An investigation has been launched.last_img read more

25 years later, Vietnam Veterans Memorial now shrine

first_imgWASHINGTON – They are lined up like footnotes to the names etched on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial’s polished black granite, leaning against its base, some a collective tribute to the fallen, others bearing a message for just one of the dead. An American Legion uniform cap from Kansas, a police patch from a town in Georgia, a note to “GRAMDADAD” that appears to have been written by the unpracticed hand of a young child. A homemade plaque with plastic red poppies pasted to it, dedicated to a “Band of Brothers.” Poems from middle school students. “We met once when you played golf with my dad,” reads one note, written hastily on a piece of yellow notebook paper, addressed to a Major Shaw. “You served together in Vietnam. He made it back to us. I’m saying goodbye.” Since the memorial was completed in 1982, it has become a de facto shrine with more than 100,000 offerings for the dead and messages from survivors left by the millions who visit it each year. When they continued to pile up, with little sign of abating, the Park Service decided in 1986 to treat the items as museum pieces. “It was unheard of for people to come to a site over a protracted period of time and leave objects,” said Duery Felton, the collection curator and a Vietnam veteran. “These objects became a collection. Before that, they were just things left at the memorial.” Jan Scruggs, a veteran who came up with the idea for the memorial and president of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, said the wall changed the way people pay respects and grieve at memorials and at the sites of tragic events – such as the World Trade Center in New York and the bombed federal building in Oklahoma City. “It is a beautiful thing,” Scruggs said. “It shows that those who we know and who were a part of our lives and who aren’t with us any more still have an impact on us.” Park Service workers collect the mementoes every few days and ship them to a temperature-controlled warehouse in an office park in suburban Landover, Md., about 20 miles away. Each piece is catalogued. Some are kept in locked cabinets, others alongside long shelves of antique furniture from other historic sites. The warehouse holds more than 45 different collections, and the Park Service says there is no easy way to say how much it costs to store the mementoes from the wall. Even seemingly mundane items are kept, like a Washington Metro subway ticket with 15 cents on it, to avoid discarding something that might have a hidden meaning. Some show significant forethought, like a carefully made homemade replica carousel; others seem to be tokens left by people unexpectedly moved by the monument. Flowers and other perishables are not kept. “We get messages on Popsicle sticks and bubble gum wrappers,” said Pam West, director of the repository. Much of the trend likely stemmed from the diverse backgrounds of U.S. troops, some of whom came from cultures where such items were a part of burial traditions, said Kristin Hass, a University of Michigan professor who wrote a 1998 book on the practice of leaving messages and mementos at the wall. “They are speaking to the dead and to the place of the dead in culture,” she said. There are notes between buddies who served together, and messages of uncertain meaning like the unbroken, dry cigarette or the roll of toilet paper. Felton said both would be precious to a soldier spending days in the bush. Others are stark testaments to the Vietnam experience. Felton pointed to one of the dozens of pairs of worn combat boots pairs left at the memorial. “These boots have character, they tell a story,” he said. “I walked and walked, I fell down the side of the hill, the monsoon came in, I went through the rice paddies, I pulled leeches off of me, I jumped in the ditches, I jumped out of helicopters. They tell a story.” The collection includes items taken from the enemy – a dented canteen, an ammunition belt for an AK-47. There is a letter from an American soldier to the North Vietnamese soldier he killed that asks: “Why you didn’t take my life I will not know.” Felton pulls out a whole drawer of Purple Hearts, another of military patches, and a shelf of uniform caps. There is a plaque made by a group of veterans in a post-traumatic stress therapy class, along with a series of barbed wire garlands to memorialize the eight women on the wall. The Park Service does not try to research the origin of the items or explain why they were left. When they are exhibited, it is with scant written explanation, leaving viewers to draw their own conclusions. But Felton wonders about some. He pulls out an open bottle of champagne with two glasses. Are they a statement about what could have been but was lost? Do they symbolize dreams and hopes derailed? John Rowan, president of the Vietnam Veterans of America, says seeing the names is what motivates people to leave things behind, a way to commune with the dead. Rowan left the only poem he wrote at the memorial in the 1980s. “It’s a personal connection. It’s a way to attempt to reach through the wall to a person’s whose name is there,” he said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre That number is likely to grow in the coming days. National Park Service officials say milestones like Veterans Day today and the memorial’s 25th anniversary on Tuesday inevitably lead to floods of new items at the wall, as veterans gather at the site on the National Mall and the memories of the war that ended more than 30 years ago are renewed. The nature of the mementos has changed. In the beginning, it was mostly veterans who dropped off unit patches, Purple Hearts, photos of lost soldiers or old pairs of Army boots. But with many veterans now in their 60s, members of a younger generation – including grandchildren of veterans and the fallen – are making contributions. On a recent day, a baseball card from a boy named Nicholas was propped against the wall, with a note that read “For my grandfather.” The practice wasn’t foreseen by the memorial’s planners, but the first offering came even before the monument was completed, a Purple Heart laid in the foundation by the brother of a dead soldier. At the beginning, a memorial staffer collected the items on the belief that people would want them back. last_img read more


first_imgKathy McLaughlin collects the winning Minor Trophy at O’Donnell Park from Siobhan Coyle, Donegal LGFA BoardDONEGAL Ladies Football is alive, well and blossoming after today’s County Minor Final between Moville and Termon at O’Donnell Park.It was the Foylesiders who retained the trophy.But the grit and determination shown by Termon in the game as they tried to fight back added to a wonderful spectacle in front of a good crowd in Letterkenny. Moville were always going to be favourites and were well ahead at the break 4-09 to 0-06.But to be fair to Termon they piled on the pressure and but for some wides, could have closed the gap further at the start of the second half. They did hit three goals and could have had a fourth from the penalty spot.However every time Termon hit a score, the Moville girls seemed to raise their game to a new level and would go up the other end of the field to record a score of their own and one or two more.The final score was 6-21 to 3-11. Moville captain Kathy McLaughlin, one of the county’s best full forwards and player of the match, collected the winning trophy from county secretary Siobhan Coyle. At a time when many gaelic football fans are bemoaning the slide of the men’s game, this was an advertisement of the game at its best. Played by teenage girls at the highest level. DONEGAL LGFA: WONDERFUL ADVERTISEMENT FOR LADIES FOOTBALL AS MOVILLE LIFT MINOR TITLE was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by John2Share 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:county championsMoville Minorslast_img read more


first_imgDONEGAL or Down will face the winners of the Antrim/Tipperary clash in the All-Ireland Qualifiers, following today’s draw.Jim McGuinness’s side face the Mournemen at Clones this Sunday in the Ulster SFC Final.The losers will face Antrim or Tipp in the Third Round of the Qualifiers. The full draw is below:ALL-IRELAND FOOTBALL QUALIFIERSTHIRD ROUND SATURDAY 21 JULY/22 JULY Kildare v LimerickTipperary v AntrimKerry v TyroneLeitrim v LimerickFOURTH ROUND SATURDAY 28 JULY/29 JULYKildare or Limerick v Sligo Tipperary or Antrim v Donegal or DownKerry or Tyrone v ClareLeitrim or Laois v Dublin or MeathALL-IRELAND HURLING QUARTER-FINAL DRAW Waterford v CorkKilkenny v LimerickGAA: ANTRIM OR TIPPERARY AWAIT DONEGAL OR DOWN IN QUALIFIERS was last modified: July 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: ANTRIM OR TIPPERARY AWAIT DONEGAL OR DOWN IN QUALIFIERSlast_img read more

Jury: Authority negligent in ’93 WTC bombing

first_imgNEW YORK – A jury ruled Wednesday that the Port Authority was negligent in the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993 – a long-awaited legal victory for victims of an attack that killed six people and wounded 1,000 eight years before terrorists brought down the buildings. The six-person jury ruled that the Port Authority, the agency that owned the World Trade Center, was negligent by not properly maintaining the parking garage where terrorists detonated more than a half-ton of explosives in a Ryder van. Several separate trials will now be held to determine money damages. The jury took just one day to reach its verdict after the four-week trial. The trial cast the spotlight on an attack that was overshadowed after Sept. 11, but was horrific nonetheless. The noontime blast blew a gigantic crater in the garage, filled the building with smoke, wrecked the towers’ power and emergency systems, and spread fear across New York. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The verdict came after almost 12 years of legal delays in the civil case. The Port Authority’s last appeal, to try to get the case thrown out, was rejected last year, clearing the way for the trial. The agency vowed to appeal. “The Port Authority is confident it will prevail,” lawyer Marc Kasowitz said. The jury appeared to be swayed by a 1985 report written by the Port Authority’s own security officials, who warned that the 400-slot garage was a likely attack site. Plaintiff lawyers cited the report as proof that the Port Authority could have protected the building long before the attack, but did not want to because it was inconvenient and would have cost too much. “They should have closed the garage,” lead plaintiff lawyer David J. Dean said after the verdict. “Lives would have been saved, and 1,000 people would not have been hurt.” Jurors apparently agreed. Juror Ray Gonzalez, 58, said the 1985 report was “very prominent” in deliberations. He said the Port Authority “dropped the ball. No one took (the report) seriously.” The jury determined that the agency was 68 percent liable for the bombing – a ruling that Kasowitz found stunning. “To hold the Port Authority twice as liable as the terrorists for the 1993 bombing stands logic, rationality, and reason on their heads,” he said. Kasowitz said during the trial that it was “offensive” to suggest the agency chose profits over safety. He said 3,000 of the Port Authority’s own employees, which the agency considered “family,” worked at the site in 1993. And he said that nothing would have deterred resourceful terrorists – obsessed with bombing a building that was an icon of capitalism – from finding a way to unleash an attack. “The plaintiffs want to blame the Port Authority for the murderous acts of fanatical terrorists who schemed for years and traveled thousands of miles” to carry out the attack, Kasowitz told the jury. During the trial, state Supreme Court Justice Nicholas Figueroa ordered lawyers to avoid mention of the Sept. 11 attack because it was irrelevant to the 1993 bombing. Six people were convicted and sentenced to life in prison in criminal court for their roles in the bombing. Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, the reputed mastermind, said at sentencing: “Yes, I am a terrorist and I am proud of it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Schweizer Steals The Show Thursday At Drake Stadium

first_img Results (HTML) Quotes DES MOINES, Iowa – In her return to the Blue Oval, Missouri standout and former Dowling Catholic prep Karissa Schweizer enjoyed a historic performance at the Distance Carnival at the 2018 Drake Relays Presented by Hy-Vee on Thursday night.A five-time NCAA champion, Schweizer finished the 5000 meters on a beautiful night at historic Drake Stadium in 15:23.21, breaking Wisconsin legend Cathy Branta’s Drake Relays record of 15:31.18 set in 1985. Schweizer’s time ranks No. 4 in the world this year and leads all NCAA athletes this year.Schweizer wasn’t the only runner to rewrite the Drake Relays record books as Iowa Central’s Adva Cohen won the steeplechase in a Drake Relays record-setting time of 9:52.37, which ranks No. 16 in the world this year. Cohen’s time was also a NJCAA Division I record and Cohen broke her own Israeli national record in the steeplechase.Missouri’s Megan Cunningham won the 10,000 meters in 33:19.25 as Mizzou became only the second school to sweep the women’s 5K and 10K at the Drake Relays as Oklahoma’s Kay Gooch won the 5K and Liz Scanlon won the 10K for the Sooners in 1994.On the men’s side, former Drake star Reed Fischer won the 5000 meters for the second-straight year, becoming only the third athlete to win multiple Drake Relays 5K crowns.Action on Friday at Drake Stadium gets underway at 8 a.m. with the prelims of the girls’ 100 hurdles. Print Friendly Version Photos Story Linkscenter_img Results (PDF) Results (TXT) Notes last_img read more


first_imgThe upgrade works undertaken by Eircom Wholesale recently which provides substantially increased bandwidth capability to the exchanges in certain in areas in the Donegal Gaeltacht has ben welcomed by Udaras na Gaeltachta.The upgrade works to particular Gaeltacht-based exchanges ensures that an eVDSL service is now available in those areas and that speeds of between 30MB and 70MB can be supplied at a competitive price.It also ensures that the improved service will be available to businesses in Údarás na Gaeltachta enterprise parks in the areas listed below.This broadband service will be available from suppliers who provide broadband through the phone line, e.g. Eircom, Vodafone, BT and others. The Chief Executive of Údarás na Gaeltachta, Stiofán Ó Cúláin, said this was good news for businesses and the community in these areas.“This means that the broadband requirements of the majority of our client companies in these initial areas can now be met. I also welcome planned upgrades to other Gaeltacht-based exchanges in the coming months.“An tÚdarás will continue in its efforts to ensure that high-speed broadband services, at a competitive prices, are available in its enterprise parks and business units throughout the Gaeltacht.”The following is a list of exchanges in the Gaeltacht that have recently been upgraded: Co. DonegalGleann Cholm CilleAn CharraigPáirc Ghnó Ghaoth DobhairAn Fhál CharrachAnagaireAn Clochán LiathAilt an ChorráinBROADBAND UPGRADE A REAL BOOST FOR UDARAS IN DONEGAL GAELTACHT was last modified: August 26th, 2015 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:bradbanddonegalÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

Special Glenties midnight St. Patrick’s Day parade cancelled

first_imgThe community of Glenties has been forced to cancel this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade following an urgent change. The town held a unique midnight march in 2017 to be Ireland’s earliest parade of the year. Plans to repeat the event were unsuccessful this time due to a lack of available marching bands.A statement from the Glenties Community Development Group yesterday said the decision to cancel was unanimous as just one band was available to march in this year’s parade. Organisers said: “With bands not being available(apart from Maghera) just makes it impossible to have a parade without them. This wasn’t an easy decision after last year’s success, but we exhausted every avenue to try to make it work but it just couldn’t be done.“It now makes last year’s even more special. Happy St Patricks day, go out and still enjoy your Friday night entertainment still on in the bars.” Special Glenties midnight St. Patrick’s Day parade cancelled was last modified: March 14th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:CancellationGlentiesparadeSt Patrick’s Daylast_img read more