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Boston Celtics to retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34

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first_imgLATEST STORIES FILE – In this March 8, 2013, file photo, Boston Celtics’ Paul Pierce (34) reacts in overtime during the team’s NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Boston. The Celtics will retire Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored–the first since 2003. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)BOSTON — The Boston Celtics will retire Paul Pierce’s No. 34 during their Feb. 11 game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.The longtime Celtics forward will be the 22nd player so honored — the first since 2003.ADVERTISEMENT Pierce was drafted by Boston in 1998 and played 15 seasons for the Celtics. Only John Havlicek played longer in a Celtics uniform. Pierce helped the team win its NBA-record 17th title in 2008 and was named the finals MVP.Pierce is the franchise leader in three-point field goals, free throws and steals and is the Celtics’ No. 2 career scorer with 24,021 points. His number has already been retired by the University of Kansas.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ China’s Guo Ailun becomes 1st international athlete to have signature Jordan shoe 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Teen gunned down in Masbate Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanocenter_img Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas View commentslast_img read more

Umtiti to return to Barcelona for treatment

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first_img0Shares0000Samuel Umtiti’s last Barcelona experience was an uncomfortable one against Atletico Madrid © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOBARCELONA, Spain, Dec 23 – Defender Samuel Umtiti will return to Barcelona for treatment on his left knee, the club announced on Sunday.Umtiti travelled to Qatar earlier this month to recover from the injury, which has limited the Frenchman to eight games for Barca this season. The club have not specified how long Umtiti will be out.“Samuel Umtiti will return on December 30 to continue undergoing treatment on his knee,” a statement read.“A treatment plan was announced on December 2, with the goal of allowing him to heal his left knee. The player has been in Doha in Qatar in recent weeks for physical therapy there under the supervision of the club’s medical staff.”Umtiti missed 10 games in September and October before playing in a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on November 24.He felt discomfort during the game, however, and has not made another appearance for Barca since.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

DONEGAL TEENS PLAYING DEADLY DRINKING GAME

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first_imgHurler Jonny ByrneDONEGAL teenagers have been playing a deadly drinking game which has killed two young men this weekend.YouTube videos and Facebook posts from people in the county were uploaded before the deaths.The father of Carlow 19-year-old Jonny Byrne has appealed for young people not to play the game ‘Neknomination’ where people are nominated to drink bottles of spirits or strong beers – and videos of this are posted online. ‘Neknomination’ has also been linked to the death of Dublin DJ Ross Cummins (22) whose body was found by shocked housemates on Saturday morning.Jonny’s dad Joe said: “I’m pleading to every youngster to think of the things they are doing.“It has cost my son his life, The whole family is devastated and our lives will never be the same again.“I hope this message is heeded, because for us, life is virtually over.” The young hurler’s body was later taken from a river, hours after playing the deadly game.Buncrana councillor Ciaran McLaughlin told us: “After watching clips on Facebook and you tube, each nominee is trying to out do the other and in the process drink some crazy cocktails of alcohol containing spirits,beer and wine..“While some may see this as a game, the consequences of drinking large volumes of alcohol in a short period of time can have very real consequences for those taking part.“Please don’t follow this trend, be different, don’t do it,” he pleaded. DONEGAL TEENS PLAYING DEADLY DRINKING GAME was last modified: February 2nd, 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)last_img read more

TWO DOGS FOUND IN BALLYARE – DO THEY BELONG TO YOU?

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first_imgTWO lovely family pets have been found this afternoon in the Ballyare area.One is a King Charles – the other a Westie type.Both are extremely well behaved and appear to have been well looked after. If they are yours can you please call the local man who found them on 086 100 2851.Please share on social media. TWO DOGS FOUND IN BALLYARE – DO THEY BELONG TO YOU? was last modified: October 5th, 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:ballyaredogs foundKing CharlesWestielast_img read more

Man who threatened to ‘kick the wean out’ of pregnant partner avoids jail

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first_imgA Donegal man who threatened to ‘kick the wean out’ of his then pregnant partner has avoided jail.John Latta (33) of Creatland, St Johnston, admitted to assaulting his then partner, Laura Cole, on August 12, 2016. Latta was given a suspended sentence of two-and-a-half years by Judge John O’Hagan at Buncrana Circuit Court.The Court heard that Latta had put an iron bar to Ms Cole’s neck, pushed her to the ground and punched her.Ms Cole, the court heard, was pregnant at the time, and alleged that Latta had pushed her to the ground before punching her in the stomach area.‘He said he was kicking the wean out of me’, she said in evidence to Gardai.Garda McLaughlin said that Laura Cole was ‘distressed, tearful and very shaken and there was still blood on her clothes four hours later’ when she spoke to her on the morning of August 12, 2016.“There was a lot of verbal abuse and she decided to leave the house so she admitted herself to a refuge to escape,” Judge O’Hagan said.Ms Cole received stitches to a wound on her head and a further allegation of an assault, from July 10, 2017, when Ms Cole alleged that Latta gave her a black eye whilst she was taking clothes from the drier, was made.Latta was arrested on August 12, 2016 and taken to Letterkenny Garda Station, where he said that Ms Cole had ‘made this up’ due to ‘some kind of vendetta’.“She was very, very frighted,” Judge O’Hagan said.“When Mr Latta was arrested, he was non-committal and he alleged that she had made it all up, that it was a figment of her imagination. But he has pleaded guilty – in other words, they did happen.“It was suggested to me than these two were back together and that all was hunky dory, but I got suspicious and I wanted to know what was going on. I was not happy and I think that my unhappiness was justified.“Everything is not back to normal, as was suggested.”The case was adjourned at last month’s sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court, when it was claimed that Latta and Ms Cole were cohabiting at an address in County Leitrim.Judge O’Hagan directed that Ms Cole appear to give evidence. Ms Cole was present in Buncrana, where she said that she and Latta, with whom she has an 18-month-old child were apart since June. Ms Cole suffered a miscarriage earlier this year, she said.Counsel for the defence, Peter Nolan BL, said that Latta owned a fuel station in St Johnston that had since closed.Mr Nolan said: “He is seeking work and is attending courses to go back to work. He and Ms Cole have a child and he is happy to support and pay maintenance. The relationship, it would seem, is at an end, but he understands his duties to the child.”Judge O’Hagan said the ordeal had been ‘a very frightening experience’ for Ms Cole.He said: “My main consideration to is protect Laura Cole. I propose that he be sentenced to two-and-a-half years on counts one and two, each to run concurrently, and that he enter to volunteer the sum of €100 to keep the peace for three years and not to assault, cause harm or disturb Laura Cole. If she is not bothered or if he does not live up to that undertaking, she is entitled to go and make a complaint. In which case, he will serve the sentence.”Man who threatened to ‘kick the wean out’ of pregnant partner avoids jail was last modified: July 15th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:Buncrana Circuit CourtJohn LattaLaura Colelast_img read more

Students enjoy a festival of fun on Engineers Week – Picture Special

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first_imgStudents of all ages in Donegal enjoyed a series of fun, engaging and informative events during Engineers Week 2019.Now in its 13th year, Engineers Ireland’s annual nationwide celebration sets out to raise the profile of engineering and highlight the diverse opportunities in the sector.Events took place in Donegal between 2nd and 8th March to show young people the many types of work engineers do. Activities included fun workshops and events aimed at students in both primary and secondary schools throughout Donegal. Sarah Lynch with Engineer, Ronan Gallagher at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonChris Roulston, Mechanical Engineering with Royal and Prior Students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonMartin Gallagher from Randox with Royal and Prior students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonEngineers Ireland’s Donegal Region, in partnership with the School of Engineering at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, hosted an engineering career showcase on Tuesday 7th March aimed at both secondary senior cycle students and third level engineering students.Engineers from up to 20 locally based companies and organisations in a variety of engineering disciplines, hosted stands and met with attendees to speak about their lives in engineering and to offer advice on education and prospective career paths.Merle Miller and Stephen McLafferty, Seagate with students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonShowing off virtual reality, Scott Armstrong, Noreen Durning, Kevin Harley and Sharon Clarke at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonJohn McBride, Christopher Gallagher, Ryan Taylor, Adam Paul, John Fogarty, Sean McFadden, Melissa Murray, Kevin Gavigan, Caolin Whitehouse and Dylan Verveeck at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonPaul Doherty, Colaiste Colmcille, Mark Logue, EI Engineering, Brendan Gillespie, EI Engineering and Sean Nugent, Colaiste Colmcille at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonOver 400 primary school children from across Donegal attended ‘Who wants to be a Superhero’ show on Friday 8th March at Letterkenny Institute of Technology.This show provided the students with the opportunity to learn about engineering principles in a fun and memorable way. Also during the course of the week, local engineers paid a visited schools to promote science, technology, engineering and maths to increase a greater awareness of the positive impacts of the work that engineers have on our everyday lives.Lecturer, Martin Bradley with Daniel Gallagher, St Columbas Stranorlar drining a motion scensing car at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonScoil na Croise Naofa, Dunfanaghy at the Engineers Week event in the LYIT last week.Royal and Prior Students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonEannes McGinley, Lee O’Brien, Adrian McColum and Anthony Harper , Mulroy College at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonColáiste Ailigh students with ESB staff at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonMichael Kerr, Sean Devenney, Rory McLaughlin and Matthew McGee, Coláiste Ailigh Students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonSt. Eunans and Loretto Students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonPauric McSharry, ESB, Anthony Gallagher, John McCalogue, Conor Harvey, Ben Harkin and Michael Donaghey at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonKatlyn Boyce, Louise Duddy,Errigal College, Rebecca McCleland and Rianne mcDermott at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonCrana College students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonCrana College Students experiencing Virtual Reality at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonBrendan Kelly, Civil Engineer with Raymond Fitspatrick, Ryan McColgan, Cormick McKinney at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonNaoise O’Donnell, Sonya McKinney and Cara Donaghey, Scoil Mhuire Buncrana at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonChris Roulston, Mechanical Engineering wit PCC Falcarragh students at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonLYIT former engineering studnets who are now employed and were on stands at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. From left are Mark McGloin, Carr & Co Engineers, Eugene Allen, Donegal County Council, Noreen Durning, LYIT, Christina McFadden, Randox, Joanne Pearson, Randox and Martin Gallagher, Randox. Photo Clive WassonKeith Henderson showcasing 3D scanning at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonMerle Miller with his head printed by a 3D printer at the Engineers Ireland’s event in the LYIT during the 13th annual nationwide celebration of engineering which took place between 2nd and 8th March 2019 in the Donegal Region. Photo Clive WassonStudents enjoy a festival of fun on Engineers Week – Picture Special was last modified: March 12th, 2019 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:careerseducationEngineer’s Weeklast_img read more

Thieves steal from fire crews at crash scene

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first_imgGardaí are investigating the theft of safety equipment from firefighters while they were rescuing victims from a serious car crash.Fire crews were attending the scene of a head-on collision at Bridgend on Sunday night when the theft took place.Thieves took a portable blue light, which had been placed for safety purposes. Gardaí are now seeking to recover the light and find those responsible for the theft. The light is the property of the Fire brigade and has an identifying marker on it which reads “Fire DL12”.It was stolen between 10.30pm and 1.30am between the 23rd and 24th of June (Sun/Mon).Two people were hospitalised with serious injuries as a result of the crash.Gardaí are also appealing for witnesses to the head-on collision, which was between a grey Audi and a red Golf. The Golf was travelling from the Bridgend area towards Burt and the Audi was coming from the opposite direction. If anyone witnessed the incident or has any dash cam footage of the collision, or any information about the theft, is being asked to contact Gardai in Buncrana on 074-9320540 or call the Garda Confidential line on 1800 666 111.  Thieves steal from fire crews at crash scene was last modified: June 26th, 2019 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)last_img read more

South Africa’s progress in uplifting women

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first_imgIn the 22 years since South Africa earned its freedom, women have made great progress in cementing their rights and in achieving gender equality. Below, we detail some of the best achievements of South African women. But while we  celebrate women’s progress, we must remember that South Africa still has a way to go before gender equality is fully realised.For more on Women’s Month, read these:It is time for parity in unpaid houseworkConnecting women to technologyMother shares her heart-warming Smile Foundation storylast_img read more

Solar Decathlon Winners Embrace Passivhaus Standard

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first_imgIt’s fair to say that each of the 20 contestants in the Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon enhances its prestige just for being accepted into the competition and building its solar-powered house on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for the 10-day showcase.As we’ve noted before, though, the level of competition and the value of what can be learned from participating tend to go up, not down, with each Decathlon. The 2009 edition – the fourth since the inaugural Decathlon, in 2002, and the first featuring a net-metering challenge as one of the 10 competition categories – ended on Sunday.A shift among the frontrunners By midday Thursday, when points in 8 of the 10 competition categories had been tallied up, Team Illinois (representing the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign) and Team Germany (representing Technische Universität Darmstadt) occupied the first and second spots, respectively, on the list of 20 competing teams, with judging still to be done in the engineering and net metering categories. Team California (Santa Clara University and the California College of the Arts) was in third place. (This was the first Decathlon during which each of the solar-powered houses entered in the contest was hooked up to the grid rather than a battery station.)By the end of the day Friday, however, judging in all categories had been completed and Team Germany, with 908.297 points (out of a possible 1,000), had taken first place overall while Team Illinois had second, with 897.300 points. Team California remained in third, with 863.089.It’s worth noting that the houses in the two top spots share a feature that likely had critical bearing on their performance during the Decathlon: both were designed to meet the Passivhaus standard.Passivhaus + solar power On its website, Team Germany notes that the interior design for what eventually became a 800-sq.-ft. two-story cube, called the surPLUShome, was originally engineered as if it were a single room to maximize its capacity to store heat. The team says it used 5 cm. vacuum-insulated panels on the exterior walls to reduce thermal bridging, and adjusted the size and placement of the building’s triple-glazed windows (equipped with automated louvers) to control solar gain and heat loss.Team Germany adds that surPLUShome – which was covered with 40 single-crystal silicon panels on its roof and about 250 thin-film copper indium gallium diselenide panels on its walls – met the Passivhaus standard in performance tests. The combination of passive energy efficiency and the PV skin proved unbeatable in the net metering competition, where the team earned 150 points – the maximum score.The next-highest score in the net metering competition, 137.236, went to Team Illinois (which also landed the only other perfect score during the 2009 Decathlon: 100 points in the hot water competition). This house, called Gable Home, featured 100-year-old barn wood siding and a traditional Midwest-rural look. But its walls, roof, and floor were packed with 12 inches of high-performance insulation (click here for a rendering of the exterior-wall construction). Gable Home used a high-efficiency HVAC system custom designed for small interiors, and a hot-water system heat exchanger that supported the building’s HVAC. The home’s solar power system was designed to generate as much as 9.1 kW of direct current.One of the graduate students who worked on the project, Tim Moran, whose focus is engineering and architecture, told Washington City Paper that as Team Illinois worked on bringing Gable Home’s performance to the Passivhaus standard, it also collaborated with modular-home builder Homeway Homes on ways the company can incorporate Gable Home’s design into the Homeway lineup.The big takeaway from the team’s push toward the Passivhaus standard? As Moran told City Paper paper: “Solar power is expensive, insulation is cheap.”last_img read more

What To Expect From Facebook’s Q4 Earnings Report

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