first_img There was even more drama in the one-over eliminator as Taylor helped Thunder to reach eight for one and Sixers then lost three wickets as they, too, ended on eight runs. Boundary count was then used to determine the winners, and Thunder, with 16, edged out their opponents who struck 14. The victory left Thunder three from bottom in the eight-team tables on 10 points while Sixers remained top on 16 points. One-over eliminator SYDNEY, Australia (CMC): Stafanie Taylor’s season-best half-century was nearly in vain, but somehow, Sydney Thunder managed to hang on and beat city rivals Sydney Sixers in a dramatic Women’s Big Bash League encounter here yesterday. Set 139 for victory at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Thunder were propelled by Taylor’s top score of 68 off 51 balls, but once she departed to the second ball of the penultimate over with 11 runs required, Sixers hit back to ensure scores were level at the end of the allotted overs.last_img read more

first_imgWithin less than five months, the Nimba County Health Team (NCHT) has reported about 11 maternal deaths across the county, prompting concern among  health practitioners and ordinary citizens.Lee Dano, Community Health Promotion Officer of the County Health Team, said the County Health Team is not taking the situation lightly, rather they are tackling it with emergency, because it is a strange scenario in the history of the county’s health sector.Dano informed Radio Nimba Morning Show, “Behavioral Change Communication” that they started recording the 11 cases of the maternal deaths from health and non health facilities beginning January, this year.Mr. Dano spoke on the topic, “Maternal and Neonatal Death,” urged the public, especially pregnant women to always visit health facilities for medical checkups, and avoid seeking traditional treatment.He said many of the cases derived from delay on the part of the community, and families to promptly transfer victims to nearby health facilities whenever they noticed that the woman is in pain or under complicated conditions.Mr. Dano said he regretted the situation, which he described as “unrealistic and unprecedented” for a woman to die, while giving birth in this contemporary era.Based on the situation, he said, the County Health Team has instituted measures to prevent it from reoccurring.Some of the measures, according to him, includes the imposition of fines on non-licensed midwives or non-licensed medical person(s) that would be caught in a community administering services to pregnant women. Nurse(s) caught in similar situation would be imprisoned if found guilty of deliberate error leading to death of any pregnant woman.Dano did not say which health facility or community these incidents have occurred, but Radio Nimba established some of the recognized health facilities in the county could be among facilities that have recorded maternal deaths since the beginning of the year.In the wake of Mr. Dano’s concern, the Daily Observer has also received persistent reports of a shortage of essential medical drugs across the county, where patients are now being requested to purchase doctors’ prescribed medicines on their own at any pharmacy.At some points, the cost of medical services and drugs at the various clinics and hospitals(both public and private) is getting so expensive.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgAfter nearly 11 years of being behind bars, death row inmate Mark Royden Williams, called “Smallie”, along with Sherwin Nero, also known as “Catty”, appeared again at the High Court on Thursday when a jury was finally empanelled to hear the murder case of businessman Kumar Singh, called “Mango Man”.Reports were that on the fateful night of August 30, 2007, four gunmen invaded Singh’s Cove and John, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home during which the businessman was shot dead. It was in July 2008 that the two suspects were initially charged for the capital offence, and heavy security was once again at court during this week’s preliminary hearings where legal submissions were made prior to the jury’s empanelment.Deceased: Kumar Singh called “Mango Man”The duo denied being guilty of the businessman’s unlawful killing before presiding Judge, Justice James Bovell-Drakes. State Attorneys Tamica Clarke and Tiffini Lyken are prosecuting the case while defence counsels Nigel Hughes and Ashley Henry are representing Williams and Nero. Williams had escaped prison in July 2017 after being sentenced to death in February of that year for the 2008 Bartica Massacre.The first of several witnesses testified on Thursday in what is expected to be a lengthy trial. The matter is set to continue at the High Court next Monday.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has been one of the stars of the tournament so far © AFP/File / Johannes EISELENIZHNIY NOVGOROD, Russian Federation, Jun 29 – Just weeks before the start of the World Cup, Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic identified a major problem with his team, their obsession with France 1998.“Croatia haven’t done well in a World Cup since France 1998, and going on our quality, we should have,” Dalic told one of the country’s main news programmes, Dnevnik Nove TV. “We have a brilliant generation of players who, like me, have to know that we can’t live on past glory.“Ahead of us is the World Cup, and we have to be at our best there.”Twenty years ago, Croatia reached the last four, being denied a World Cup final spot only by a Lilian Thuram-inspired France.Along the way a squad including Robert Prosinecki and Zvonimir Boban beat Jamaica, Japan, Romania then thumped Germany 3-0 in the quarter-finals.Davor Suker won the Golden Boot and Croatia matched Portugal’s 1966 team in becoming the only other side to finish third on their World Cup debut.Just seven years after independence, the team were lauded worldwide and decorated by their president on returning to Croatia.But from a glorious high there have been a number of lows.Since 1998 Croatia have disappointed at the World Cup, failing to even make it past the group stage once in that time. And in 2010 they failed to qualify for the tournament altogether.Now, a new generation, inspired by captain Luka Modric, have a chance to create history.Their three victories in Group D containing Argentina, Iceland and Denmark have led many to claim that Croatia could win the World Cup, especially in a tournament where there appears no outstanding favourite.The 3-0 rout of Argentina was especially impressive.It was arguably the stand-out team performance of the first round and inspired by Modric giving possibly the best individual display seen so far.In the haze of the eye-catching victory over the much-fancied South Americans, Dalic still had time to tell reporters that he wanted to better the 1998 performance.That win came in Nizhny Novgorod and it is there Croatia will return on Sunday to play their last-16 game against a Denmark side who have failed to impress, but notably are still unbeaten after emerging from Group C.Croatia are favourites to win that game and would then face either hosts Russia or Spain in the quarter-finals.But the ghosts of 1998 hang as heavy in the build-up as the merits of the Danish or their key midfielder Christian Eriksen.Modric’s midfield partner Ivan Rakitic said in the run-up to the Denmark game that the Croatia of 2018 wanted to be talked about as much as the Croatia of 1998.“We can achieve whatever they have achieved and even overcome them,” he told reporters from Croatia’s camp in Roscin.“We want in 20 years to talk about our generation, not about the generation of ’98.”Sunday is their first chance to do just that.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgGAA Bingo- Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win for 12/4/2012 No jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €3,340.00 numbers drawn were 5,8,16,24 the €15 consolation prizes went to Dan Doherty drumfries Clonmany, Eddie Doherty & Charlie Coyle Isle of Dough, Niall Doherty(Davis)Square Bar Clonmany, Cassie McColgan Glengad, John Callaghan Rasheney.Cúl Camp 2012- dates and prices for this year’s Cúl Camp which are sponsored by Kellog’s have been announced. The Urris camp will run from Monday, July 2nd to Friday, July 7th inclusive.Prices are as follows: First child – €55, Second child – €45,Third and subsequent children -€40,Places can be booked online at or alternatively by contacting John Friel on 086 0523550. Over 25 Ladies – All our over 25 lady members and supporters are urged to dust off their boots and get themselves prepared to start training again. Sessions start again on Monday, April 16th @ 8pm in Straid; the sessions are only for the craic and any level of ability from total beginner to wannabe county star is more than welcome to come along. If you would like more information give Nicola Lagan or Susan McCarron a shout and they will fill you in.Results.Donegal All County Senior League Division 3 Urris 1-3 Buncrana 0-11Donegal All County Reserve League – Division 3 Urris 2-10 Buncrana 1-7 Urris v St Nauls- Reserves kept their impressive start to the season going when recording their second win of the year in Mountcharles. St Naul’s 2 – 07 to Urris 2 – 08.Seniors St Nauls 1-11 Urris 1-07.Inishowen Minor League – Muff 4 – 06 Urris 6 – 09Senior & Reserves FixturesThis Friday 20th April against Burt, followed on Sunday by Red Hugh’s with both games in Straid. Match times will be posted later. Under Age Fixtures – U12 Boys Tues 17th April Urris v Carn 6.30pm, U16 Boys Tues 17th April Carn v Urris 7pm.Underage Training Times -Under 14s Fridays at 5.30pm Straid David Hession. Under 16s Tuesdays 5pm Straid John Friel. U12s Friday 4pm Straid John Canny.U8 Boys & Girls Saturday at 11am Straid Susan McCarron & Sandra McGonigle. U8 & U10s Boys and Girls training on Saturday 21st April in Straid at 11am all welcome.Any Queries Contact Susan McCarron 0863945954.Club Merchandise – Contact Alan 0879029672. New Club Website items for the notes please send to or text to Liz O’Neill on 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday evening.GAA NOTES: URRIS was last modified: April 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:URRIS GAA noteslast_img read more

first_imgTermon U16 are County Div 2 ChampionsTermon u16’s won their third trophy of 2013 last night under lights in Convoy when they beat Four Masters in the Division 2 County final.An exciting game in perfect conditions, Termon led at half time by 1-11 to Four Masters ‘s 0-3. Termon came out in the second half and added another two point but the Donegal Town men where not just beat yet, a goal and two point in succession put them back in the game. But Termon steadied the ship and got another goal from Zack Gorman to put them 2-10 to 1-5, points from Keelan Mc Daid and Enda Mc Cormack ensured that the burn road men where deemed county champions.Well done to Pauric Hilferty, Benny Gallagher, Jimmy Mc Elwaine and all the team GAA NEWS: TERMON U-16 BOYS WIN THIRD TROPHY OF THE YEAR! was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:GAA NEWS: TERMON U-16 BOYS WIN THIRD TROPHY OF THE YEAR!last_img read more

first_imgA father who sexually abused his daughter has thanked her for being brave enough to come forward and to expose him.The Donegal man admitted abusing his daughter on a number of occasions after he would get drunk in 2006 and 2007.On one occasion he gave his wife money so she could go out with her friends and then he proceeded to abuse the girl. The man, who cannot be named to protect his daughter’s identity, claimed his family had a very open view to sex and revealed they watched pornography together in the family home.Letterkenny Circuit Court heard the horrific abuse only came to light when the young girl broke a curfew and failed to return home from a friend’s house.When her mother got angry with her, she broke down and revealed all about the abuse.The woman confronted her husband and he admitted it was true and that he had “tried it on” with his daughter.The couple have since separated and the man is living in Sligo where he has attended 90 therapy sessions with the National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence – COSC.He said he still cannot explain why he did such awful things to his daughter.“I would like to thank XXXXX for having the strength to contact the Gardai. I can never fix the damage I have done to her,” he said.In a statement, the girl said she suffers form panic attacks, has to take sleeping pills and is also being treated for depression.She added that she never wants to see her father again.The court heard explicit details of the horrific abuse carried out by the father against his daughter but has decided not to publish the awful details of the offences.Judge John O’Hagan said he had heard many cases of sexual abuse but the fact that this was a father and daughter made it very disturbing.“The affects are forever. Isn’t it awful that a daughter never wants to see a father again. The sense of breach of trust is just awful to contemplate,” he said.He sentenced the man to five years in prison and ordered him to be placed on the sex offenders register for the rest of his lifer.EndsDONEGAL DAD PAYS TRIBUTE TO DAUGHTER WHO REPORTED HIM OVER SEX ABUSE was last modified: July 21st, 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

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Garda killer Martin McDermott has cheated death after he was involved in a horrific car smash outside Letterkenny.Garda killer Martin McDermott was involved in a serious crash on Tuesday.The notorious 29 year old thug was treated for serious injuries at Letterkenny General Hospital after a car in which he was in crashed on Tuesday afternoon.McDermott, from Raphoe, is only weeks out of prison after serving a jail sentence for the killing of tragic Garda Gary McLoughlin. He was at the orthopaedic ward at Letterkenny General Hospital where he has suffered cracked ribs and broken bones in his back but signed himself out on Thursday.McDermott was lucky to escape from the crash alive and he will be forced to wear a back brace for a number of weeks.He was cut from the wreckage of the smash and taken by ambulance from the scene of the crash between Drumkeen and Letterkenny on the N13 road.Tragic Garda Gary McLoughlinHe was later interviewed by Gardai at Letterkenny General Hospital. McDermott, from Raphoe, was controversially released from the Midlands Prison last month, four years into a seven-year sentence for killing Garda McLoughlin in Burt in 2009.The career criminal, who has 91 previous convictions, decided to move to the north Dublin of Finglas after being made aware that he was not welcome in his home town because of his criminal past.Garda McLoughlin (24) died in hospital 24 hours after McDermott rammed his patrol car while another Garda also suffered serious injuries.McDermott was speeding towards Derry when he steered a stolen Opel Astra into Gda McLoughlin’s patrol car.He was twice the legal drink-drive limit at the time, and had led gardai on a high speed chase for 30km from he border. It emerged that the average speed McDermott drove at during the chase was 150kph.He was jailed in July 2011 after being found guilty of manslaughter the manslaughter of the young Garda.McDermott hit the headlines again when he escaped from the low-security open prison at Loughlin House in Co Cavan just eight months later.When rearrested in Derry eight days after his escape, he assaulted PSNI officers and was jailed for four months in the North for that and for resisting arrest and disorderly behaviour before being extradited back to Ireland.GARDA KILLER CHEATS DEATH AFTER HORRIFIC SMASH was last modified: August 16th, 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:crashGarda Gary McLoughlinletterkennyMartin McDermottlast_img read more

first_imgFormer San Jose Sharks star Joe Pavelski has sold his Willow Glen mansion in San Jose, Calif. for $3.6 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The former team captain who played with the Sharks for 13 seasons is now a member of the Dallas Stars.He’s leaving a 4,401 square foot five-bedroom, six-bath home with a wine cellar, pool and spa, sport court and putting green, among many other amenities. Pavelski purchased the custom built home in 2013 for $2.7 million. Janee Medved with …last_img read more