Impending Lifford Hospital closure raised in Dail by Fianna Fail leader

first_img Impending Lifford Hospital closure raised in Dail by Fianna Fail leader The issue of the future of Lifford Hospital has been raised in the Dail today by the Fianna Fail leader.Michael Martin hit out at the Government today during leaders questions.He said that the current Government have not kept promises they made to the people of the Northwest one year ago.Deputy Martin asked the Taoiseach would the Government live up to the commitments they made….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/mart530.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Google+ Previous articleIMPACT says outsourcing of Coffee Dock at LGH would break Croke Park AgreementNext articlePost mortem taking place on Lifford body as further searches get underway News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Pinterest Facebookcenter_img Twitter 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News By News Highland – February 28, 2012 WhatsApp WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Google+ Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 2/1

first_img Brad James Region 20 CASTLE DALE, Utah-Brodie Tuttle posted 26 points as the Emery Spartans routed North Sanpete 85-63 in Region 15 boys basketball action Friday. Scott Hatch had 26 points in the loss for the Hawks. JUNCTION, Utah-Kelby Jessen stepped up with 17 points and the Piute Thunderbirds smacked Escalante 86-42 Friday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Bracken Lyman’s 18 points led the Moquis in the loss. Region 14 Region 15 Girls Basketball BLANDING, Utah-Jaxon Torgerson amassed 29 points and 7 rebounds on 11 of 14 shooting as the San Juan Broncos overpowered South Sevier 69-57 Friday in Region 15 boys basketball action. The Broncos blew open a close game with a 13-2 run to commence the second half, ultimately winning the 3rd Quarter 25-14 en route to a 13-6 record and 5-4 in region play. Brandt Williams had 18 points and 8 rebounds in the loss for the Rams as they fell to 14-4 and 6-3 on the season. San Juan is next in action Saturday afternoon against Richfield with South Sevier playing Grand at Moab Saturday afternoon. MANTI, Utah-Adam Huff led the way with 23 points as the Manti Templars routed American Heritage 87-47 in non-region boys basketball action Friday. Sam Beckwith posted 15 points in the loss for the Patriots. February 1, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/1 RICHFIELD, Utah-Jarica Steck and Sipola Vakautakakala had 12 points apiece as the Richfield Wildcats pounded Grand 62-21 Friday in Region 15 girls basketball action. Hannah Owen had 10 points for the Red Devils in the loss. Non-Region FILLMORE, Utah-Crayton Hollingshead led the way with 12 points and the Beaver Beavers edged Millard 36-33 Friday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Austin Burraston’s 12 points led the Eagles in the loss. Region 18 MOAB, Utah-Kevin Park led the way with 20 points and the Grand Red Devils got past Richfield 55-52 Friday in Region 15 boys basketball action. Emmett Hinck and Keldon Anderson had 11 points apiece in the loss for the Wildcats. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball DELTA, Utah-Derek Smith amassed 28 points on six 3-pointers as the Delta Rabbits pounded the Maeser Lions 71-37 in Region 14 boys basketball action Friday. Hugh Jackson’s 13 points led the Lions in defeat. MONROE, Utah-Kenzie Jones amassed 29 points as the South Sevier Rams smacked San Juan 60-36 in Region 15 girls basketball action Friday. Delaney Palmer’s 3 points led the Broncos in defeat. Region 15 Written by PAROWAN, Utah-Porter Wood netted 33 points as the Parowan Rams routed Kanab 67-50 in Region 18 boys basketball action Friday. Sam Orton had 20 points in the loss for the Cowboys.last_img read more

Freshman Qaadir Sheppard impresses at defensive end

first_img Published on October 21, 2015 at 9:35 pm Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman It was always Qaadir Sheppard, Jake Pickard and Amir Ealey. Coaches often grouped the three freshman defensive ends when asked in preseason which defensive rookies stood out.Seven weeks into the schedule, though, it’s the Bronx, New York native coming off his first career interception — another indication of the separation he’s created from the group.“Q’s very talented,” nose tackle Kayton Samuels said of Sheppard. “I don’t want to put anyone out, but probably the most talented out of the three.”Against Virginia on Saturday, Sheppard corralled a Chris Slayton-tipped pass with 32 seconds left in the first half and returned it 3 yards to UVA’s 26-yard line. The very next play, Eric Dungey hurdled safety Quin Blanding before spinning in for a touchdown to give the Orange a 21-14 halftime lead.As SU (3-3, 1-1 Atlantic Coast) prepares for a Saturday date with No. 25 Pittsburgh (5-1, 3-0), a downhill running team, Sheppard may be called on more to stop freshman running back Qadree Ollison and help Syracuse snap a three-game losing streak.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s shown to get better every week and that’s very encouraging,” defensive line coach Tim Daoust said. “A true freshman is figuring out more and more.”As a senior at Iona (New York) Prep, Sheppard recorded eight sacks and recovered five fumbles. On the other side of the ball, he caught 58 passes for 842 yards and 13 touchdowns as a tight end. Now lining up opposite the position he excelled at, Sheppard said he knows what kinds of moves tight ends make so he can accordingly counter with ones of his own.Before the season, he was listed at 6-foot-3 and 222 pounds. Now, Cuse.com has him at 247. What puts Sheppard above Pickard for instance, Samuels said, is a physical stature to go along with his acquired learning curve.“If Jake was physically there, he’d be playing just like Q,” Samuels said. “Q is physical and he learned.”The biggest learning curve Sheppard had to adapt to was the playbook. He spent hours every day studying blitzes that he could apply in practice. As a result, his level of understanding with the schemes is high enough to be thrust into defending the likes of LSU running back Leonard Fournette and South Florida tailback Marlon Mack.When Sheppard intercepted Virginia quarterback Matt Johns, he was greeted on the sideline by defensive end Donnie Simmons. The senior is the other D-end to pick off a pass this year, but his was returned for a touchdown against Wake Forest on Sept. 12.“I just jumped up and grabbed the ball and I just tried to score with it,” Sheppard said of his interception. “I told (Simmons) if I get another one, I’m going to take it to the house.”As Daoust put it, Sheppard’s preparation met an opportunity against the Cavaliers. And in a group of defensive ends frontloaded with experience, the freshman is beginning to crack through the floor.Said Daoust: “He’s getting himself out there more and more in critical situations.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Five keys for Raiders against Texans and Deshaun Watson

first_imgHunter Renfrow knows what the Raiders are up against.The last time Renfrow caught a pass from Deshaun Watson, it was a 2-yard touchdown with one second to play that delivered a 35-31 national championship win for Clemson against Alabama at the close of the 2016 season.Watson entered the draft and is one of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks for the Houston Texans, who host the Raiders Sunday at NRG Stadium (1:25 p.m. PST). Renfrow played two more seasons for the Tigers before joining the …last_img

More Upsets in Human Origins Stories

first_imgWhen it comes to a consensus on how humans evolved, there’s no “there” there.Upsets to notions about human evolution are so common, the only thing evolving is the story. Look at the news for proof.How China is rewriting the book on human origins (Nature). Everything you know is wrong again. Jane Qiu writes, “Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.” It’s hard to challenge an already-challenged field more than it is, or to rewrite a book that has has more corrections than text, but paleoanthropologists always find a way. In the “evolving story” of human evolution, Peking Man, classified as Homo erectus, is coming back into vogue. Is this just China acting nationalistic? As we reported yesterday, that’s what Darren Curnoe thinks, but he’s not necessarily unbiased. Qiu’s article is filled with confusing and conflicting “possibilities” of what the fossils mean, even “radical” possibilities. PhysOrg talks about the chaos, too.Human phylogeography and diversity (PNAS). In this paper, part of a NAS series on phylogeography, Alexander Harcourt of UC Davis propounds the usual “out of Africa” story, but peppers his analysis with mention of controversies. The perhapsimaybecouldness index (PCI) is so high in his paper, there seems to be no solid ground.Neanderthal skulls and brains may have developed just like ours (New Scientist). Here’s more reason to welcome Brother Neanderthal into the fellowship. “Great minds grow alike,” Colin Barras writes. “That in turn suggests that Neanderthals were perhaps not so cognitively different from us – although not everyone agrees with this interpretation.” True; there still are some historical racists in paleoanthropology circles. Ponce de Leon’s team’s paper is in Current Biology.Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree (New Scientist). Everyone likes a good mystery, like “Who’s your daddy?” Alice Klein discusses “An unknown hominin species that bred with early human ancestors when they migrated from Africa to Australasia,” but that’s from divination into the genes of living humans. And if it bred with other humans, on what basis is it called a different species?Orangutan ‘copies human speech’ (BBC News): Reporters at the BBC must be desperate. You can train an orangutan to mimic some human sounds, but so what? Parrots do better than that. An ape will do anything for a banana. It doesn’t mean Rocky knows what he was “saying.”How rope was made 40,000 years ago (Science Daily). Add another data point to the conundrum of why modern humans took so long to invent farming and civilization. Here’s what a team found in a German cave.The find is a carefully carved and beautifully preserved piece of mammoth ivory 20.4 cm in length with four holes between 7 and 9 mm in diameter. Each of the holes is lined with deep, and precisely cut spiral incisions. The new find demonstrates that these elaborate carvings are technological features of rope-making equipment rather than just decoration.Didn’t anyone back then try roping a cow?If the story is constantly evolving, it’s moving away from the truth.(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Irving will wear no. 11 with Celtics

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Celtics retired No. 1 for founder and original owner Walter Brown. They retired No. 2 for former coach and general manager Red Auerbach.In all, the Celtics have retired 21 numbers, with Paul Pierce’s No. 34 next in line for the TD Garden rafters.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics’ Al Horford, from the Dominican Republic, in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Cleveland. APBOSTON, Massachusetts—Newly acquired guard Kyrie Irving will wear No. 11 in Boston because the Celtics already have retired the numbers he wore in college and with the Cleveland Cavaliers.Irving wore No. 11 at two New Jersey high schools before switching to No. 1 at Duke. He wore No. 2 with the Cavaliers for the first six years of his NBA career.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side SEA Games: PH squash team brings in second bronze Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

a month agoKeane and Carragher clash over Liverpool’s title failure

first_imgKeane and Carragher clash over Liverpool’s title failureby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United legend Roy Keane has enjoyed a dig at Jamie Carragher over Liverpool’s title failure.Keane and Carragher were both in the Sky Sports studio analysing Manchester United’s latest defeat to West Ham in the Premier League. “I was in this position at Liverpool where you are trying to catch teams,” he said.”Sometimes you just need that two or three players who can transform them. I think of Luis Suarez coming to Liverpool.”For three or four years we were finishing sixth and seventh, where United are and then almost won the title.”Sometimes that one player can make all the difference.”But Keane hit back with his own response and suggested finishing runners-up would never be enough for United.”Jamie, you said almost winning the title. You didn’t win a title. You are talking about Manchester United here,” Keane said.Carragher responded by saying it would help United ‘bridge the gap’ but Keane snapped back: “But Liverpool are still trying to bridge that gap.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoSergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevilla

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Sergio Ramos hails Real Madrid ‘hunger’ for victory at Sevillaby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveSergio Ramos hailed Real Madrid’s “hunger” for victory at Sevilla.Karim Benzema scored the only goal of the game as Zinedine Zidane’s side bounced back from their 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in midweek.”We knew how difficult the game was going to be as it’s been years since we won here,” Ramos told Movistar+ at full time.”We came with a very strong mentality and with the intention of making as few mistakes as possible.”Even though Sevilla had possession, we always knew we’d have little of the ball and when we did have it we took advantage of it.”We achieved the objective and we stayed calm this week, after everything that was said.”Real Madrid are always hungry to win.”The team is always very optimistic.”The team is improving.”This is very long, we’ve drawn level with Athletic Club in the table and we have to keep trying to improve as a team and especially to take chances like we did today.” last_img read more

16 days agoCasper exclusive: Man Utd must follow Man City with sporting director hire

first_imgTagsTransfersOpinionAbout the authorAndrew Maclean FollowShare the loveHave your say Casper exclusive: Man Utd must follow Man City with sporting director hireby Andrew Maclean16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveClass of 92′ graduate Chris Casper says Manchester United should follow in the footsteps of their rivals by hiring a sporting director.The Red Devils have gone from perennial champions under Sir Alex Ferguson to floating in the Premier League abyss six years after the great Scot’s departure. David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho have been and gone, and current manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer could be next with his team sitting 12th on the table.Every United fan and their dog have had an opinion on where the club’s gone wrong, with recruitment the term heard frequently amongst pub banter and social media threads.United are looking for a sporting director to rectify the problem, with a range of names thrown around from RB Leipzig mastermind Paul Mitchell to ex-United leader Rio Ferdinand.But news of an appointment has dried up and recruitment has faltered as a result, as Solskjaer’s sudden shortage of attacking options can attest.United are undoubtedly leaps and bounds behind league leaders Manchester City and Liverpool, and Salford City sporting director Casper thinks filling the new position will allow for maximum efficiency throughout the club.Asked if it would be smart move, Casper told TribalFootball.com: “Yeah I think so. Especially when you look at Txiki Begiristain with Man City and Michael Edwards at Liverpool as their sporting directors. “I think it’s just about having that link with the manager, I think it’s really important. The strategic plan and the plan the owners are looking to achieve, I think that’s got to be clear in how you want to achieve it and you need to someone who is going to help co-ordinate that. “You can lack support for all the different departments, and especially for the manager on the side of recruiting staff, recruiting players and take away a lot of the nonsense that managers in the past have had to deal with, speaking to agents and trying to deal with players and things like that. “The head coaches that Man City and Liverpool have got are unbelievable coaches and they can focus on what they do best and that’s working with players on the training and getting the best out of them. And it’s clearly working for them because they are the best two teams in the league.”Solskjaer has intimated United would be targeting young and hungry British players in their recruitment drive this past summer.Signings Harry Maguire, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James all meet those requirements, which Casper thinks is a wise idea for the future.He added: “It’s sensible. It’s got to be a long-term strategic plan. “It can’t be short-term, over one year or 18 months. It has to be a five, ten-year plan of what they’re going to do. You look at Manchester City, obviously not with British players, but they have a certain identity of a player that they want to bring in and they’ve been doing it for the last eight to ten years. “That’s a long-term strategy and plan that’s flourishing. That’s what Man Utd has to look towards now and hopefully this is the start of young players being given an opportunity. “It’s the biggest club in the world and they’ve got to get back to hopefully where they were seven or eight years ago, regularly challenging for the Premier League and Champions League.” last_img read more

Video: ESPN’s Marcellus Wiley Accused Brian Kelly Of Racism In Sideline Incident

first_imgBrian Kelly yelling on the Notre Dame sideline.SOUTH BEND, IN – OCTOBER 28: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Notre Dame Stadium on October 28, 2017 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s sideline shove of assistant strength coach David Grimes drew national attention over the weekend. Kelly said on Tuesday he “regretted” that the incident took place. Kelly’s hotheadedness and sideline demonstrations are well-documented, but ESPN SportsNation host Marcellus Wiley accused the veteran head coach of racism for his treatment of Grimes. Speaking on SportsNation yesterday, Wiley had the following to say: “This is racial. You know I don’t like to play the race card, but I’m going to go here on this one,” he said. “When you see a black coach getting emasculated basically, undermined on the sidelines, when he’s a coach with authority over those players, they’re going to say, ‘Huh, there are very few images and likenesses of a black player with the position of authority on the coaching staff.’ Very few. And when you see one treated like that, your imagination starts to take over and says ‘Brian Kelly, we tried to respect all of you guys on a level playing field, despite the fact that most of us on the field are black, but then most of you on the sidelines are white.’ But when you undermine one of the few figures that we can actually see a likeness, now that speaks volumes to those players…”Wiley’s co-hosts Michelle Beadle and Max Kellerman seemed to support his point. You can view all of their comments and the full video of the exchange below. We’ve seen Kelly scream at quarterbacks both white (Dayne Crist, Tommy Rees) and black (Everett Golson, DeShone Kizer) on the sideline in recent years. He’s berated officials as well. Was his behavior towards Grimes racially motivated? We’ll let you be the judge. [ MediaIte ]last_img read more