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Walk-off: Alabama beats Georgia in OT for national title

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Tagovailoa entered the game at halftime, replacing a struggling Jalen Hurts, and threw three touchdown passes to give the Crimson Tide its fifth national championship since 2009 under coach Nick Saban.“He just stepped in and did his thing,” Hurts said. “He’s built for stuff like this. I’m so happy for him.” The Tide might have a quarterback controversy ahead of them, but first Alabama will celebrate another national title.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFor the third straight season, Alabama played in a classic CFP final. The Tide split two with Clemson, losing last season on touchdown with a second left.What was Saban thinking as the winning pass soared? “I could not believe it,” he said. “There’s lots of highs and lows. Last year we lost on the last play of the game and this year we won on the last play of the game. These kids really responded the right way. We said last year, ‘Don’t waste the feeling.’ They sure didn’t, the way they played tonight.”Smith streaked into the end zone and moments later confetti rained and even Saban seemed almost giddy after watching maybe the most improbably victory of his unmatched career.After Alabama kicker Andy Pappanastos missed a 36-yard field goal that would have won it for the Tide (13-1) in the final seconds of regulation, Georgia (13-2) took the lead with a 51-yard field goal from Rodrigo Blankenship in overtime.Tagovailoa took a terrible sack on Alabama’s first play of overtime, losing 16 yards. On the next play he found Smith, another freshman, and hit him in stride for the national championship.This game will be remembered for Saban’s decision to change quarterbacks trailing 13-0.ADVERTISEMENT For the second straight week, Georgia was going to overtime. The Bulldogs beat Oklahoma in a wild Rose Bowl in double overtime to get here, and after Jonathan Ledbetter and Davin Bellamy sacked Tagovailoa for a big loss on the first play, Alabama was in trouble — second-and-26.Not for long. Tagovailoa looked off the safety threw the biggest touchdown pass in the history of Alabama football.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I just thought we had to throw the ball, and I felt he could do it better, and he did,” Saban said. “He did a good job, made some plays in the passing game. Just a great win. I’m so happy for Alabama fans. Great for our players. Unbelievable.”Saban now has six major poll national championships, including one at LSU, matching the record set by the man who led Alabama’s last dynasty, coach Paul Bear Bryant.This one was nothing like the others.The all-Southeastern Conference matchup was all Georgia in the first half before Saban pulled Hurts and went with the five-star recruit from Hawaii.The Tide trailed 20-7 in the third quarter after Georgia’s freshman quarterback Jake Fromm, hit Mecole Hardman for an 80-yard touchdown pass that had the Georgia fans feeling good about ending a national title drought that dates back to 1980.A little less than a year after the Atlanta Falcons blew a 25-point lead and lost in overtime to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, there was more pain for many of the local fans. Two years ago, Georgia brought in Saban’s top lieutenant, Kirby Smart, to coach the Bulldogs and bring to his alma mater a dose of Alabama’s Process.Smart, who spent 11 seasons with Saban, eight as his defensive coordinator, quickly built Alabama East. It was Georgia that won the SEC this season. Alabama had to slip into the playoff without even winning its own division.With the title game being held 70 miles from Georgia’s campus in Athens, Dawg fans packed Mercedes-Benz Stadium, but it turned out to be sweet home for Alabama.But not without angst.Alabama drove into the red zone in the final minute and Saban started playing for a field goal that would end the game and win it for the Tide. A nervous quiet gripped the crowd of 77,430 as ‘Bama burned the clock. With the ball centered in the middle of the field, Pappanastos lined up for a kick to win the national championship. The snap and hold looked fine, but the kicked missed badly to the left. 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(AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — To add another championship to the greatest dynasty college football has ever seen, Alabama turned to its quarterback of the future, and Tua Tagovailoa proved that his time is now.The freshman quarterback, who had played mostly mop-up duty this season, came off the bench to spark a comeback and threw a 41-yard touchdown to DeVonta Smith that gave No. 4 Alabama a 26-23 overtime victory against No. 3 Georgia on Monday night for the College Football Playoff national championship.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense View commentslast_img read more

Islamic GroupJoins Poverty Fight

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first_imgA local Muslim organization, the Islamic Society of Liberia for the Advancement of Mankind Incorporated (ISLAM), has donated US$4,000to residentsofBarchue Community, Congo Town.Barchue Community is an impoverished settlement, where baby mothers, children and the elderly are struggling.Sheik Imam Mohammed A. Dukuly, founder and CEO of ISLAM, said the donation was part of the organization’s way of identifying with people residing in the area and who are living in deplorable condition.Mr. Dukuly noted that it is very frustrating to see the masses suffering and cannot help them, and as such, “My organization thought it wise to be a blessing to them because they earn less than a dollar for ends meet.”According to him, residents of the Barchue community are poverty-stricken, who need attention from humanitarian organization toenable them sustain their families.Quoting the Holy Quran, Sheik Imam Dukuly said it is obligatoryforevery Muslim to at least seek the wellbeing of God’s people.In this vein, the Imam said it is theirdesireto make people important of being human as others are.ISLAM incorporated also pledged to providehousingmaterialsas well as manpower to renovate make-shift structures for poor families in the community.Earlier, ISLAM’s head of communications,Momodu Sirleaf, said the organization’s paramount aim is to provide minimum assistance to people in need.Residents of the community thanked the Islamic organization for the gesture and promised to use the funds wisely.The moneywasdivided in various amounts in accordance with need of families.Some received US$60, $100 and $140 in separate envelops based on condition and need identified by ISLAM.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

SLED Project provides assistance to new community businesses

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first_imgSeveral small businesses within various communities throughout Guyana have been established following the Sustainable Livelihood Entrepreneurship Development (SLED) Project.This is in light of the vibrant and thriving village economies that can be created via entrepreneurial activity.MP Jennifer Wade during her address to the Women on the Rise Cooperative SocietySLED has recently provided micro assistance to several lucrative start-up businesses, which aim to cater for the needs of their respective communities. As such, skills are being developed and residents are gaining employment.Initially, a fish processing facility was established in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), which proved to be successful. As such, four other co-operative groups were launched in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam).Another three are currently taking shape in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).Recently, a third batch of birds was produced by the Women on the Rise Cooperative Society, located in Region Five, as a result of the SLED programme.In light of this accomplishment, a small gathering was held in the company of Member of Parliament (MP), Jennifer Wade and Regional Executive Officer (REO), Ovid Morrison.Morrison reminded the women of the important role of cooperatives in the history of regional development and the future of its success which lay in the continuation of this vision.Additionally, a sewing group was also introduced in Little Red Village, a community on the Essequibo Coast, which caters for the needs of students residing there while Lima Sands saw the introduction of a home-style bakery.Leona Cornelius, the head of the sewing group, said she has been living in the village since it was established in 2009 and has been plying her trade as the community’s seamstress since. She stated that she was now happy to be involved in training with other women.While many persons are interested in starting their own businesses, the acquisition of capital is seen as a major setback. The merging of community resources is sometimes incapable of creating these businesses. Hence, this project was developed to tackle this issue. With this initiative in place, many residents will benefit in tremendous ways and the communities will further increase their economies. The groups predominantly comprise women who seized the opportunity to pool their resources for their financial empowerment.The Social Protection Department has completed 20 SLED Projects in nine regions across Guyana in 2017. With an increased budget for the SLED programme for 2018, the Department envisages an increased number of SLED projects.last_img read more

Suspect in Stabroek Market fatal stabbing surrenders

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first_imgA Thomas Street, Kitty resident who was accused of stabbing 22-year-old Richard Noel to death during a confrontation in the vicinity of the Stabroek Market reportedly surrendered to detectives at the Brickdam Police Station on Thursday.Based on information gathered, the suspect was accompanied by his attorney and immediately taken into custody. A Police source told Guyana Times that the suspect would be interrogated about the murder, after which a file would be sent toDead: Richard Noelthe Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.The vendor, of Lot 39 William Street, Kitty, Georgetown, was stabbed to death on Monday about 13:30h at the Route 41 minibus bus park.It was reported that the argument stemmed from the suspect assaulting the victim’s sister. Noel was stabbed once to the left side of his chest. The injured man was picked up and taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.A relative, Tremaine Mc Curdy confirmed that the argument was indeed about the suspect assaulting the now dead man’s sister.“There was a conflict some days ago between Richard’s sister and the [suspect], who confronted the sister on the street a day and they had a talking, and like he hit the girl. So, Richard go to confront [the suspect] about what’s the problem between he and his sister, and like they had a hard talking,” the young man explained.Since the incident, the suspect has reportedly gone into hiding until Thursday when he turned up at the Brickdam Police Station with his lawyer.last_img read more

Crash injures San Diego supervisor

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first_imgSAN DIEGO – The chairman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors was in a car crash that left him and three others injured, police said. Bill Horn, 63, was driving near Borrego Springs on Saturday morning when an oncoming vehicle crossed into Horn’s lane, according to the California Highway Patrol. – Associated Press AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want 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

‘It would transform our team!’ – Liverpool fans want £70m transfer done now

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first_imgLiverpool are closing in on the signing of midfielder Naby Keita, according to reports.The RB Leipzig midfielder could cost the Reds around £70m and the Guinea star is said to have reached an agreement regarding his contract on Merseyside.The Reds have been repeatedly linked with the 22-year-old this summer, after his stunning season in the Bundesliga which saw him earn the plaudits on a regular basis.He scored eight goals and assisted eight more in 32 appearances last term as he helped the league’s newcomers secure a surprise second-place finish.In a summer of inflated transfer prices, some Liverpool fans feel they are paying over the odds when they should be prioritising elsewhere on the field, while others are excited by his potential arrival.See what they had to say, below… 1 Naby Keita: The RB Leipzig midfielder is reportedly nearing a move to Liverpool last_img read more

Five things Chelsea need to do to save this shambolic transfer window – Opinion

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first_img 2: Bring in Alex Sandro – Another position a lot of Chelsea fans saw as a potential weak spot last season was left-wing-back. Despite not making many huge errors throughout last year’s title-winning campaign, Marcos Alonso still isn’t all that popular among the Chelsea faithful and so a replacement like Sandro would be welcomed with open arms. 5 1: Secure the signing of Tiemoue Bakayoko – click right to read more – Nemanja Matic simply isn’t good enough and if we can somehow trick Manchester United into wasting £40m on him then that’s great, but even if not we need someone to take his place and Bakayoko appears to be that man. 5 5 Cast your mind back two years…Chelsea had just won the league and seemed invincible under fan favourite Jose Mourinho, but then the summer transfer window came around and everything began to go pear-shaped.There were a lot of contributing factors to our shocking 2015/16 season and the proceeding transfer window in which we signed the likes of Radamel Falcao, Abdul Baba Rahman and Papy Djilobodji for the first team definitely played its part.Now, two years on, it appears the Blues are heading down a similar route. We’ve got a world-class manager who’s just won us the league and, just like with Mourinho, we’re reportedly angering him by not strengthening the squad in order to retain our crown.While missing out on Lukaku will probably turn out to be a blessing in disguise, the shambolic ongoing situation we currently have with Diego Costa combined with other transfer targets proving elusive isn’t exactly setting us up for a positive start to the 2017/18 season.Losing classy young talents Dominic Solanke and Nathan Ake could also come back to haunt us.Click the right arrow on the picture above to find out what we should do in order to turn things around… 3: Get shot of Diego Costa (hopefully for £30m) – As mentioned below, the Diego Costa situation is a complete mess and it’s now time for us to just cut our losses and get rid of him. There’s no way back from here, so if we can extract £30m from Atletico for him that’s fantastic, but if not then we have to take what we can get. 4: Don’t sign Virgil van Dijk, keep Zouma and promote our talented young defenders instead – Virgil van Dijk is a decent defender, but anybody who rates him as a £60m player is out of their tree. We’ve already had a mare by getting rid of Nathan Ake in this window, but, given we’ve already signed Antonio Rudiger, we just need to keep Kurt Zouma and promote the likes of Andreas Christensen/Tomas Kalas to secure our back line for next season. 5 5 5: Spend the money saved on Van Dijk on a SUPERSTAR striker – You don’t have to be a financial expert to realise that if we get £30m for Costa and choose not to waste £75m on Lukaku or £60m on Van Dijk then we’ll have plenty of money available to go all out for one of these two big boys. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a world-class striker and Alexis Sanchez is a world-class winger AND a world-class striker. These are the two we should be targeting, not Manchester United’s £75m reincarnation of Emile Heskey.last_img read more

COUNTDOWN UNDERWAY FOR BIGGEST AND BEST LETTERKENNY LIVE

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first_imgWith only 2 days to go, preparations are well under way for Letterkenny Live 2012.Last year was a great success and this year will be bigger and better with a list of top class acts!The committee are currently hard at work finalising details to ensure that all will run smoothly over the festival weekend. We have secured a smashing line up for both nights. The festival gig rig will be located on Oliver Plunkett Road. Both nights kick off at 7.30pm and will finish at 11pm, early enough for families and young people to get home and for others giving plenty of time to visit local pubs and clubs who are already planning festival events for after the show.On Saturday Night the headline act is bressie well known from The Voice supported by Aslan and The Kanyu Tree. Both are fantastic festival bands that have a wide appeal.“This year to give it more of a festival feel we’ve partnered with the Donegal Youth Service who will deliver their annual Party in The Park on Saturday afternoon. This annual event is a real showcase for local young bands and attracts upwards of 1000 young people each year. This year they have re-named it “Party in The Car Park.” They will have access to the full set up and we’re delighted to be able to add this to our lineup from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.“Sunday is Country Night with Susan McCann, Hugo and Off the Kuff and Trevor Loughrey. All really popular acts that will create a different type of concert but one we think will be really appealing to a wider audience. “We are encouraging everyone to come out and support the festival and to tell family and friends who may be planning to visit Letterkenny over the festival weekend, this will definitely be a weekend not to be missed,” said Letterkenny Live spokeswoman Siobhan Barrett-Doherty.For up to date information on the festival follow us on facebook, facebook.com/letterkennylive and on our wesbsite www.letterkennylive.comThis promises to be a great weekend of FREE on street entertainment and we look forward to seeing you all!  COUNTDOWN UNDERWAY FOR BIGGEST AND BEST LETTERKENNY LIVE was last modified: August 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:Letterkenny Live 2012last_img read more

DONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: DUNGLOE V TERMON

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first_imgDungloe will look to their inspirational skipper Noel McBride on Saturday when they clash with Termon in the Donegal SFC. Pic courtesy of jmac.ieWhile the excitement of Donegal’s epic run to the All-Ireland final had the county captivated all summer, it’s back to the bread and butter this weekend with the start of the Donegal SFC.What better way to get over the hangover of last Sunday’s heart-breaking defeat, by enjoying a whole host of top class championship encounters over the weekend.Donegal Daily will be previewing every single Donegal SFC fixture this weekend, and we’ll start by looking at the meeting of Dungloe and Termon. Both sides have had contrasting fortunes this season, Dungloe have had a remarkable campaign.They romped to the Division Two league title to cement their return to top-flight football next season.What was truly impressive by Tony Boyle’s side was the fact they remained unbeaten all year in the division.In what is a competitive and difficult division, the fact they remained unbeaten for the league’s entirety shows the quality and resilience in the Dungloe squad. Tony Boyle and his management side have bloodied plenty of youth this season and that augurs well for the future.They still have plenty of experience in their ranks too, Raymond and Adrian Sweeney are still a huge influence for Dungloe, while the likes of Shaun Sharkey, Ciaran Sharkey, Noel McBride and Adrian Hanlon have plenty of senior championship experience.Corey Gallagher was on the fringes of the Donegal Senior panel last season and Termon will need to curb his attacking threat from deep.Termon have struggled since gaining promotion to Division One this season, and they currently prop up the table.It looks likely that they’ll be relegated back to Division Two, but Termon have a great championship pedigree and will no doubt raise their game this weekend. The return of Christy Connaghan has boosted the Termon charge, the former Finn Harps man has been plagued with a succession of knee injuries over the last number of years.However, since his return Connaghan has looked hugely impressive, he fired Termon to their last county final in 2008 and is an expert from dead balls.The loss of James Doherty is a blow for Darren Gibson’s side, the influential half-back has emigrated to Dubai and will their entire championship campaign.Dungloe have huge momentum and home advantage, and while it certainly won’t be easy for the Rosses men, Dungloe should have enough to get over the line. VERDICT – DUNGLOEDONEGAL SFC PREVIEW: DUNGLOE V TERMON was last modified: September 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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 SFCdungloenewsSportTermonlast_img read more

CLIMBERS WANTED FOR ERRIGAL CHARITY CHALLENGE IN AID OF ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND

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first_imgCLIMBING enthusiasts are wanted for a unique charity challenge which takes place this weekend with all funds raised going to The Alzheimer Society of Ireland.The event takes place this Sunday, 28th of June and organisers are appealing for climbers to participate in the event. Alzheimer’s disease affects thousands of families all over Ireland and organisers of this event are giving people the opportunity to remember someone they know that suffers from the disease or someone who succumbed to the illness.Organisers have used the slogan ‘REMEMBER ME’ for the charity event this weekend and they expect a good turnout for what is a fantastic charity organisation that does so much wonderful work and research.Ann-Marie Doohan told Donegal Daily, “We’re hoping to get a good turnout for the event and we’re also hoping the weather stays good!“It’s for a fantastic cause and it gives participants the chance to remember someone that was affected by the illness or is still battling with the disease. “Anyone interested can request a sponsorship card, but there will also be donation buckets there on the day.”Climbers are asked to meet at the car park at the bottom of Errigal at 12.30pm.If you’re interested you can contact Ann-Marie on 087 1360183.CLIMBERS WANTED FOR ERRIGAL CHARITY CHALLENGE IN AID OF ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF IRELAND was last modified: June 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesnewsNoticeslast_img read more