first_imgThe Letterkenny Community Heritage Group will unveil a sculpture on the Tuesday evening at 7.30pm at the Cathedral Square to the ninety one men from the Letterkenny area who were killed in WW1.Redmond Herrity who made the sculpture.The sculpture is a work of art by local man Redmond Herrity who himself has a keen interest in the subject and has volunteered his time to the project.Redmond’s Great Grandfather Barney Sweeney fought in the war. The sculpture will be unveiled by Donegal WW1 historian Paddy Harte and local man Johnny Keys from Sentry Hill who lost three Granduncles in the conflict, while a fourth brother was sent home a story similar to that of the Movie “Saving Pte Ryan” .All of the soldiers killed are interred in foreign countries and include the youngest man Albert Mills Knipe, age 17 from Main St and the oldest Jermiah McDaid 46 came from Crieve.The men are buried in France, Belgium, Turkey and what we call today the Middle East.A speech on the war and its effects locally will be delivered by former Army Commandant and military Historian Declan O’Carroll while a list of the men’s names to date will be read out by Kieran Kelly.Brian Walsh formerly of Mount Southwell Place will perform MC for the evening.L.C.H.G. would like to thank all of those who have helped and assisted in the project including the local Churches and former Town Council. The Group also extends a warm welcome to everyone from the town and its local environs and in particular relatives of all those who were involved in the war.SCULPTURE IN HONOUR OF 91 LETTERKENNY MEN KILLED IN WW1 TO BE UNVEILED was last modified: August 18th, 2014 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 Heritage Grouppaddy harteREdmond HerritysculptureWW1last_img read more

NFL owners approve expanded use of instant replay to review pass interference calls

first_imgMark Maske | The Washington PostPHOENIX – NFL owners took a major and somewhat unexpected step Tuesday to expand instant replay as an officiating tool and address the gaffe that denied the New Orleans Saints a spot in this past season’s Super Bowl.Owners voted, 31-1, to make pass interference reviewable by replay. Interference calls and noncalls by officials can be reviewed after a coach’s challenge in the first 28 minutes of each half and by booth review in the final two minutes of each …last_img read more

Italy earn much-needed three points

first_imgItaly 1 Israel 0: Immobile edges Azzurri towards World Cup play-offs Ben Spratt Last updated 2 years ago 04:45 9/6/17 CiroImmobile - cropped Getty Images Ciro Immobile struck the only goal as Italy beat Israel to take a significant step towards a World Cup play-off place. Italy offered an underwhelming response to their World Cup qualifying defeat against Spain but now only need one point to secure a top-two finish in Group G following a 1-0 win over Israel in Reggio Emilia.Giampiero Ventura’s men were outclassed in Madrid on Saturday, losing 3-0, but they would have been expecting a far simpler task back on home turf as they aimed to tighten their grip on a play-off place, eventually doing so through Ciro Immobile.While Israel lacked Spain’s quality across the pitch, they had the energy to match Italy for long periods and threatened on the break as they soaked up pressure in a turgid first half. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina The pressure built after the interval, however, and Immobile – a scorer in a 3-1 Azzurri win in Haifa a year earlier – deservedly won the points with a fine 53rd-minute header.This result takes Israel out of the running for next year’s tournament in Russia, while Albania’s 1-1 draw in Macedonia means Italy are all-but guaranteed at least a runners-up spot.There is still work for Italy to do in the play-off race – and there remains an outside chance of toppling pool leaders Spain – as they must avoid ending the campaign as Europe’s worst second-placed side, but they may well look back on this as a pivotal victory following the disappointment of their humbling at the weekend.| FT Italy 1-0 IsraelCiro #Immobile’s header decided matters in #ReggioEmilia. #EuropeanQualifiers #ITAISR— Italy (@azzurri) September 5, 2017Italy tore forward inside the first minute and Andrea Belotti arrowed a right-footed shot just wide, but they soon settled into a patient passing game that rather lacked the same early cutting edge.Daniele De Rossi – becoming his country’s joint-fourth most-capped player – twice blazed high over the crossbar from a promising position and only the timely challenge of Andrea Conti halted Marwan Kabha’s dangerous run into the area at the other end.Gianluigi Buffon then came to the Azzurri’s rescue as Almog Cohen curled a 20-yard effort towards the top-right corner late in the first half.Finally, in stoppage time, Israel goalkeeper Ariel Harush was tested for the first time, but he blocked brilliantly from Lorenzo Insigne and then gratefully accepted a tame Belotti finish.Italy continued to improve from the restart and Immobile should have buried his sixth of the campaign as he instead nodded wide in front of goal.Immobile was then denied by Harush after a low near-post strike, but the same man quickly made amends as he directed Antonio Candreva’s deep delivery back across the goalkeeper and into the top-right corner.3 – Three of Ciro Immobile’s six goals for Italy under Giampiero Ventura have been assisted by Antonio Candreva. Understanding.— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) September 5, 2017Harush was back at his best to keep out Belotti’s header with a stooping save, before later scrambling across the goal line to block off Andrea Barzagli’s route to goal.Again the keeper shut down a frustrated Belotti, but his fine work counted for little as Israel’s attacking threat waned and the hosts saw out the closing stages.Their top-two place was all-but confirmed when Aleksandar Trajkovski netted a late penalty for Macedonia against Albania, leaving Italy on the verge of a play-off place. read morelast_img read more


first_imgFor the first time in it’s 30 year history, the NSWTA State Cup will have an all female event with the appointment of 3 Female Referee’s to officiate the Women’s Open A Grand Final.While the results and score lines have shown that the women’s game has advanced in skill and speed since last years tournament, the selection of an all female team to officiate a Grand Final is proof that the same is happening in the middle and on the sidelines with the female referees.The three are Karen Strachan, Sharon Foster and Sam Clark and with the Two Grand Final teams yet to be confirmed it should be a fantastic event and a first for the NSWTA State Cup.NSWTA Referees Director Ian Matthew explained that “Each of the 3 Referees had made significant progress individually throughout the tournament and their appointment to the Grand Final was a result of this. They have all Refereed Men’s A and Men’s 30’s over the last Two days and their performance in these games and throughout the tournament saw them selected to the Grand Final”. For full details including quarter and semi finals as well as the Grand Final results of the 30th NSWTA State Cup please click on the following link State Cup Website.last_img read more

San Diego native and professional illustrator draws on the air before he

first_img Updated: 5:36 PM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Bobby Alcid Rubio was born and raised right here in San Diego. He went to Morse High School and grew up in Paradise Hills. He has been drawing since he was a child. He attended the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia (Cal Arts) and earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Fine Arts.After graduation, he worked for Homage Studios (Image Comics) in La Jolla, and then continued on to pursue a career in animation. Bobby worked nine years with Walt Disney Feature Animation as a traditional animator and storyboard artist on several films including “Tarzan” and “Treasure Planet.”After Disney, he worked as an assistant director/storyboard artist for Nickelodeon Animation Studios on the series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” for 2 and 1/2 years.Currently, Bobby is a story artist for Pixar Animation Studios and has worked on the animated short “Tokyo Mater” and the feature animated movie “Up” and the most recent block-buster “Incredibles 2.” After hours, he works on his creator-owned and independent comic series, “Alcatraz High” and “4 Gun Conclusion.”Bobby is married to his junior high sweetheart (Susan) for 21 years and has three boys. The Rubio family lives in Oakland (where Pixar is based). Lauren Phinney, KUSI Newsroom July 19, 2018 Posted: July 19, 2018center_img San Diego native and professional illustrator draws on the air before he heads to Comic-Con Lauren Phinney, KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Entertainment, Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Man who raped Southern California toddler gets 85 years

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter June 19, 2019 Man who raped Southern California toddler gets 85 years AP, AP Posted: June 19, 2019 SAN DIEGO (AP) — A registered sex offender who raped a 3-year-old girl in her San Diego home has been sentenced to 85 years in state prison.Forty-seven-year-old Francisco Diaz was sentenced Monday.Authorities say last August, Diaz broke into a neighbor’s Oak Park home and assaulted the toddler. When she cried out, he removed her from the house and was taking her to his home when the girl’s mother saw him.A state website says Diaz was convicted in 2007 of annoying or molesting a child. last_img read more

South Texans Protest Border Walls Likely Impact On Their Economy And The

first_img Share Listen Steve Hillebrand, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service/Wikimedia Commons (Public domain)Protesters gathered at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge to protest the potential environmental risks of building a border wall.As the border has become a focal point for national debate in recent months, much of that debate has centered around illegal immigration and President Donald Trump’s plans for a border wall stretching across the southern U.S. But many residents in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley say a whole host of other issues  affecting their region isn’t receiving the attention it deserves. At two protests last weekend against the wall in Mission, Texas and at the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge, south Texans tried to call attention to the untold stories.Meredith Hoffman, a freelance journalist who has written for The Associated Press, The New York Times and Rolling Stone, says area residents want to talk out about economic uncertainty, the potentially devastating loss of health care access and environmental issues, while the media mainly focus on the proposed border wall.“The border towns in Texas have relied on Mexican shoppers and on Mexican tourists for years,” Hoffman says. “Due to talk about the wall and crackdowns on illegal immigration, fewer Mexican shoppers have been crossing to come get goods legally.”Hoffman says environmental concerns related to the border wall include potential harm to endangered species like the ocelot, which calls the wildlife refuge home. She says protesters are also concerned about the liquid natural gas plants set to be built at the Port of Brownsville, which could be harmful to residents and to the shrimping industry.The Trump administration’s attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act is another concern for residents, who say that families with high rates of diabetes rely on government-subsidized health coverage. 00:00 /05:01 To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Xlast_img read more

Medical College students fast enters 6th day

first_imgKolkata: The indefinite fast of six students of the state-run Calcutta Medical College and Hospital entered sixth day today. The fast was undertaken to press for their demand for accommodation in a new hostel which is allotted only for first year students, the agitating students said. Principal Uchhal Bhadra, in a fresh appeal, today urged the students to withdraw the fast. “With the admission process to the first year going on, I urge the students not to continue the fast. We will sympathetically consider their problem. We are ready for dialogues any moment. We had previously held talks on July 13. Our doors are open all the time,” he said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killed The fasting students belonged to the second, third and fourth year of the state-run medical college and hospital. They demanded that senior students should be housed in the newly-built hostel complex which has plenty of spaces and they should not forced to put up at the “run-down, old hostel building for seniors.” Bhadra told reporters today that the old hostel building will be renovated very soon and those senior students, who are facing accommodation problem, can be put up there. Also Read – Naihati: 10 councillors return to TMC from BJP The principal earlier said as per guidelines of the Medical Council of India (MCI), freshers and seniors cannot be accommodated in the same hostel building to prevent incidents of ragging. He said the college authorities were ready to address the problem faced by the agitating students but accommodation at the new hostel building was not possible. The students, however, said, “Our demand is non-negotiable.” Two of the fasting students have fallen ill during the past four days. Apan Samanta and Soumyadip Roy were taken to emergency on July 13 and were currently under treatment, Ayan Dey, a third year student said. In place of the two hospitalised students, two others have joined the fast, Soumyadip Dutta, another third year student said. On July 5, the senior students had gheraoed the principal. However, the gherao was withdrawn after the police were called in.last_img read more

Beheaded body of woman found near paddy field at Nayapara

first_imgKolkata: A beheaded body of a woman was found at nayapara in Kultali on Monday morning. Some locals found the body beside a paddy field and informed police. Later, they recovered the body and sent it for an autopsy.Locals sources informed that the body could not be identified as the head was missing. Police have also enquired whether there was any missing complaint filed in the last few days from the adjacent areas. The sleuths suspect that the woman has been murdered somewhere else. The woman was married, police confirmed. The murderers cut off the head to keep the identity hidden. The investigators are also suspecting that the woman may have been sexually harassed. However, they are waiting for the autopsy report to proceed. An all concerned message with the body’s description has been sent to the adjacent police units as well.last_img read more