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Public meeting on Sunday to discuss nursing services for diabetic children

first_img Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Google+ Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Previous articleCobh visit Finn Park tonightNext articleBody of man discovered in Burnfoot News Highland center_img Facebook By News Highland – March 21, 2014 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Facebook Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers The Donegal Diabetes Parent Support Group is holding a public meeting on Sunday in Letterkenny as part of the campaign for the retention of a full time nurse to deal with children who have diabetes.Parents say there will no longer be a specialist nurse available to them, and that will dilute the care available.Spokesperson Denise Gillespie says it’s an important meeting and is hoping for a large turnout………..[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/denisediabetes.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Public meeting on Sunday to discuss nursing services for diabetic childrenlast_img read more

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Syracuse centers struggle in loss to unranked Miami in Carrier Dome

first_imgBriana Day strutted toward the Syracuse bench after a timeout with her eyes peered into an almost-empty Carrier Dome crowd. The center’s teammates gathered to talk strategy, but Day wandered for a moment near the end of the SU bench. Somewhere she was searching for an answer.It never came.On Thursday night at the Carrier Dome, Miami (17-7, 7-4 Atlantic Coast) feasted for 44 points in the paint — many against Day directly — and cruised to an 85-71 victory over No. 23 Syracuse (17-8, 7-5). Though SU’s centers shot 50 percent from the field and missed just one free throw, they combined for seven turnovers and five fouls.“There’s no way you can win a game giving up 44 points in the paint,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “That’s not a formula to win a basketball game.”Just 42 seconds into the game, Day had already committed two turnovers — the second of which was a three-second violation that Miami answered with a Suriya McGuire 3-pointer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEight minutes later, when Day looked into the stands after her second foul, SU trailed 17-12, and the center had four turnovers that led to five Hurricane points.“You gotta be kidding me,” Hillsman yelled in the general direction of Day, Taylor Ford and Brianna Butler, before calling for reserve center Bria Day to sub in for her sister.“I felt I was letting my team down,” Briana Day said after the game.But a minute later, Hurricanes forward Khaila Prather scored around Bria Day with a move that made the SU center’s headband fly off. Prather scored again a minute later with a strong move, giving Miami a 23-14 lead with nine minutes to go in the half.Six minutes later, Bria Day corralled rebounds on two Alexis Peterson misses on the same possession, but failed to make a layup put back attempt.On the ensuing possession, Butler fouled Miami guard Adrienne Motley, putting the Hurricanes guard on the free-throw line. But thinking possession had changed in SU’s favor, Day headed up-court to play offense.“Bria, come on!” Hillsman yelled.“My b,” the center responded, putting her head down and rushing to her position in the paint.Day was taken out moments later and replaced by SU’s third-string center, Amber Witherspoon. The Hurricanes took advantage of the freshman, scoring its final four points of the half with two easy layups from Erykah Davenport.Miami head coach Katie Meier said after the game that the Hurricanes ran a lineup with two post players for “maybe two minutes,” but spaced the floor with multiple four-guard lineups, allowing room for its centers inside. The coach also attributed its 49 percent field goal percentage on Briana Day being in foul trouble.Day made four free throws early in the second half to chip at UM’s lead but, once again, the miscues and mistakes outshined any positive plays from the SU centers.“We can’t have 16 turnovers and (Briana) has five of them,” Hillsman said. “That’s not acceptable. She has to do a better job.”As a sign of the night that was, Day missed Syracuse’s second free throw with 2:54 left in regulation, all but putting the game out of reach with the Orange trailing by nine.And with SU struggling mightily with its post defense, that’s as close as SU would come.“They were just walking in the paint and turning around and shooting layups,” Hillsman said. “It really wasn’t anything too tricky … We’re in the best conference in the country. If you give any post player in this conference that deep a catch, they’re going to make shots.” Comments Published on February 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm Contact Josh: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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PH finishes 4th in men’s water polo

first_imgLOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Halep in line for No. 1 after Cincinnati semifinal win Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LIST: Class, gov’t work suspensions during 30th SEA Games LATEST STORIES SEA Games: PH’s Alisson Perticheto tops ice skating short program Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games PLAY LIST 03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics00:50Trending Articles01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension MOST READ Read Next SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding FILE – Photo from Kuala Lumpur SEA Games Website.The Philippines just missed out on a podium finish in men’s water polo, losing to Indonesia, 12-5, Sunday in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games at National Aquatic Centre in Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Stumbling from the get-go, the Filipinos faced a 4-1 deficit in the first quarter against the reigning silver medalists and failed to respond in the ensuing quarters to bow out of the competition with three straight defeats.ADVERTISEMENT The Philippines finished its campaign with a 1-3 card, with its lone win coming against Thailand, 9-7 in the opening day last Tuesday.Singapore won the gold medal, Indonesia settled for silver, while host country Malaysia wound up with bronze.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutlast_img read more

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Turner’s 3-run homer in 9th gives Dodgers 4-1 win over Cubs

first_imgAddison Russell homered in the fifth for the Cubs, who are down early in this rematch of the 2016 NLCS. Chicago won that series in six games and went on to its first World Series championship since 1908, while the Dodgers have been absent from the Fall Classic since 1988.Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen got the victory with a hitless ninth despite hitting Anthony Rizzo on the hand with a one-out pitch. That ended the Los Angeles bullpen’s impressive streak of 22 straight Cubs retired to begin the NLCS, but the Dodgers have thrown eight hitless and scoreless innings of relief in the NLCS.After a collective offensive effort drove the Dodgers to a 5-2 win in Game 1, Turner did it all in Game 2. He has 10 RBIs in the Dodgers’ five postseason games, getting five in the playoff opener against Arizona.Jon Lester yielded three hits and five walks while failing to get out of the fifth inning in the shortest start of his long postseason career, but the Dodgers couldn’t take advantage of a rare shaky night by the Cubs’ star left-hander.Rich Hill struck out eight in five more impressive innings for the Dodgers, but he was pulled for pinch-hitter Curtis Granderson in the fifth in a debatable decision by Roberts.Russell was off to a 4-for-22 start in the postseason with nine strikeouts before the slugging shortstop put a leadoff homer into the short porch in left field.Turner evened it moments later by poking a single to right after a leadoff double by Culberson, the Dodgers’ improbably successful replacement for injured All-Star shortstop Corey Seager.The Dodgers chased Lester with two outs in the fifth, but reliever Carl Edwards Jr. came through after several recent postseason struggles, striking out pinch-hitter Chase Utley and then pitching a strong sixth.Lester was the co-MVP of last season’s NLCS, winning Game 5 at Dodger Stadium and yielding two runs over 13 innings in the series. He had nothing near the same success against the Dodgers’ revamped lineup in this one, issuing four walks in the first four innings and repeatedly escaping jams.Dodgers third base coach Chris Woodward held up Turner in the third when it appeared he could have scored from first on Cody Bellinger’s double to the gap. Game 3 in the best-of-seven series is Tuesday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Midseason acquisition Yu Darvish starts for the Dodgers against Kyle Hendricks.Yasiel Puig drew his third walk of the game leading off the ninth, and Charlie Culberson bunted him to second. After losing pitcher Brian Duensing struck out pinch-hitter Kyle Farmer, Chicago manager Joe Maddon went to the bullpen for the 38-year-old Lackey, who pitched on consecutive days for the first time in his 15-year career.Lackey got the call over All-Star closer Wade Davis, and the veteran starter walked Chris Taylor on six tense pitches.Turner stepped up and ended it with his fourth career playoff homer. He’s been at his best in October, batting .377 with 22 RBIs in the postseason.“We’ve been doing it all year long,” Turner said. “We’re never out of a game. As long as we have outs left, we’re going to keep fighting.”Completing the poetry of the moment, a fan in a Chase Utley jersey in the center-field bleachers caught the ball in his glove.ADVERTISEMENT Former White Sox pitcher Daniel Webb dies at 28 in ATV crash Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC PLAY LIST 01:04Trump attends World Series baseball game in Washington DC00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Javier Baez, the other co-MVP of last season’s NLCS for Chicago, got to third base in the third with one out, but also was stranded.UP NEXTCubs: Hendricks dominated Chicago’s playoff opener with seven scoreless innings against the Nationals, but yielded four runs in four innings during the team’s wild Game 5 victory in Washington. He is starting on normal rest.Dodgers: Darvish was outstanding in Game 3 against the Diamondbacks, earning his first career postseason victory with seven strikeouts over five innings of two-hit ball. He was acquired from Texas precisely for these moments, and he starts on seven days of rest. “One of my earliest baseball memories, I was 4 years old at my grandma’s house watching that game in ’88 and seeing Gibby hit that homer,” a smiling Turner said. “So yeah, it feels pretty cool. I thought about doing the fist pump around the bases, but we’ll wait until we get to the World Series for that, hopefully.”Turner drove in every run for Los Angeles, going the other way for a tying single in the fifth before sending a long shot to center field off John Lackey in the ninth. A fan wearing a blue Dodgers jersey reached over a railing to catch the ball on the fly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutTurner’s second homer of the postseason ended another dramatic night for the Dodgers, who remained unbeaten in these playoffs and moved within two wins of their first World Series appearance since 1988.“It’s very cool, and J.T., we were talking about it in there after the game,” manager Dave Roberts said. “Twenty-nine years to the day. It was special. Our guys feel it.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF presidentcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner celebrates after a three-run walk off home run against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning of Game 2 of baseball’s National League Championship Series in Los Angeles, Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. The Dodgers won, 4-1. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)LOS ANGELES — Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the NL Championship Series.The red-bearded slugger connected on the 29th anniversary of the Dodgers’ last game-ending postseason homer: Kirk Gibson’s famous pinch-hit drive to beat Oakland in the 1988 World Series opener.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Read Next View commentslast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Fortune favours the brave, says Rohit Sharma after match-winning 104 vs Bangladesh

first_imgIndian opener Rohit Sharma who hit his record-equalling 4th century of World Cup 2019 against Bangladesh on Tuesday in Birmingham, was adjudged the Man of the Match after India qualified for the semi-finals with a 28-run win. Rohit, also topped the run-charts of the tournament courtsey his stroke-filled innings of 104 from 92 balls.Bangladesh, on the other hand, were left ruing Rohit’s dropped catch by Tamim Iqbal when the batsman had just scored 9 runs. This was the fourth time in as many matches that Rohit ended up posting a 50+ score after being given a life early on. After the match, when Rohit was asked about the reprieve, he called himself ‘lucky’, adding that his ‘mantra is whatever has happened in the past, keep it in the past’.”I was lucky. Fortune favours the brave. I never think about the short boundary. My game is all about piercing the field and once I am in there the idea is to put pressure on the bowlers. My mantra is whatever has happened in the past, keep it in the past. It is a new day, present day and I don’t try to think what has happened. That is very critical from a team’s point of view, the guys who are batting well should carry on and get the team to a good total. What has happened today has happened, I need to focus on the next game now,” said Rohit.Rohit also revealed how the Edgbaston pitch and his method of taking a bit of time setting in initially has helped him at the World Cup to put up big scores.advertisement”I had a great feeling right at the start. The pitch was good to bat on. Initially wanted to take some time and then assess where we go from there. That’s how it has been for me at this World Cup. The first game against South Africa the conditions were challenging, so I had to take my time. Against England as well the pitch was two paced and wasn’t coming onto the bat as normally I would like to and they used the slower balls really well. But again batting first there is no pressure of the scoreboard. You come out thinking to be positive and that’s what I do,” added Rohit.India will next square off against neighbours Sri Lanka in their last league match on July 6 before getting ready for the all-important semis.Also Read | India qualify for World Cup semi-finals for 7th timeAlso Read | India vs Bangladesh: Rohit Sharma 2nd batsman after Kumar Sangakkara to hit 4 hundreds in a single World Cuplast_img read more

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NASL announces cancellation of 2018 season

first_imgNASL NASL announces cancellation of 2018 season Seth Vertelney Last updated 1 year ago 01:19 2/28/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Marcos Senna New York Cosmos NASL Final 11152015 NASL NASL The future of the league is in serious jeopardy after it was stripped of its second-division sanctioning last fall The North American Soccer League has announced that it has canceled its 2018 season.The 2018 campaign had been in jeopardy since September 2017, when the United States Soccer Federation decided to revoke the NASL’s Division II status.Following that decision, the NASL filed an antitrust suit which was denied by the Eastern District Court of New York in November, and that decision was affirmed last Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “The focus of the antitrust suit to date has been obtaining a preliminary injunction to save the 2018 season. Unfortunately, with USSF’s decision and the loss of the preliminary injunction, playing the 2018 season is no longer a possibility,” NASL interim commissioner Rishi Sehgal said in a statement.”The NASL and its clubs will look at all avenues to return to the field for the 2019 season.”The USSF has granted Division II status to the United Soccer League, which has expanded to 33 teams and has closely aligned itself with Major League Soccer by fielding several MLS reserve sides in the league. Four former NASL sides have joined the USL in recent months: the Tampa Bay Rowdies, Indy Eleven, North Carolina FC and Ottawa Fury.The NASL confirmed that three of its six remaining clubs, Jacksonville Armada FC, Miami FC, and the New York Cosmos, will be fielding teams in the fourth-tier National Premier Soccer League, beginning in April.last_img read more

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Laurentian Bank Q4 net income down 13 misses analyst estimates

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:LB) The Canadian Press MONTREAL — Laurentian Bank of Canada’s fourth-quarter net income dropped by 13 per cent from the previous year to $50.8 million, on lower revenues and loan volumes, and missed analyst estimates.The Montreal-based company’s net income amounted to $1.13 per diluted share during the three months ended Oct. 31, down from $1.42 during the same period a year ago. Analysts had expected earnings of $1.26 per share, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.On an adjusted basis, the Montreal-based bank reported net income of $54.3 million, down 18 per cent from $66.5 million.Other factors weighing on Laurentian’s results include a $5.9 million gain on the sale of its investment in Verico Financial Group during the same quarter one year ago, as well as an increase in provisions for credit losses or money set aside for bad loans.For the full 2018 financial year, Laurentian reported net income of $224.6 million, up nine per cent from $206.5 million during 2017.“Our 2018 results reflect our actions to strengthen the Group’s financial foundation, including maintaining healthy liquidity levels and our investments in people, processes and technology,” said Laurentian’s president and chief executive officer Francois Desjardins in a statement. “This positions us well to deliver our strategic objectives.”last_img read more

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Plazas opener goes in vain as Kromah steals 21 win for Aizawl

first_imgAizawl: Aizawl FC ended their I-league campaign on a high, notching up a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Churchill Brothers FC here Saturday. Churchill Brothers drew first blood through Willis Plaza in the 4th minute but an unfortunate own goal in the 42nd minute from Hussain Eldor of Churchill Brothers brought up the equalizer for Aizawl FC. Kromah then converted a penalty in the 87th minute to earn the win for Aizawl. Aizawl FC goalkeeper Lalawmpuia was adjudged the hero of the match. With this win, Aizawl FC finished their I-League campaign in the seventh place with 24 points, while Churchill Brothers finished their campaign three places above with 34 points. Churchill started on an attacking note, putting pressure on the home side right from the first minute. They were penetrating deep quite easily into the Aizawl FC defence and the results soon showed when Churchill Brothers drew first blood as early as the 4th minute. Plaza scored his 21st goal of the season through a beautiful cross from Nicholas Fernandes to make it 1-0 in Churchill Brothers’ favour. Churchill never really stopped attacking, thereafter, constantly trying to extend their lead, but full marks to Aizwal FC defenders Richard Kassaga and Govin Singh and goalkeeper for not allowing Churchill Brothers to score. Aizawl FC looked settled by the half-hour mark and started creating chances through the combination of Issac, Lalrinchhanna constantly supplying to Kromah and Lalkhawpuimawia but Churchill’s defence was up to the task. Aizawl finally managed to get an equalizer in the 42nd minute through an own goal from Churchill’s Hussain Eldor. What was interesting about this goal was the pressure that Aizawl FC created on Churchill’s defence when an outstanding cross from Lalrinchhanna to Lalkhawpuimawia was hastily interrupted by Eldor, but rather than clearing the ball safely, it ended up straight into the goal. The second half began with the hosts leading the attack to find a lead. Aizawl FC forwards Kromah and Lalkhawpuimawia kept the pressure up on Churchill Brothers but a combination of great defending and goalkeeping from the visitors ensured that Aizawl do not find a way to the back of the net. Churchill Brothers, on the other hand, started with their attacks on the counter initially and found their way into the box as well, but lack of a good finish saw both the teams tied at 1-1 for a major part of the second half. Aizawl FC finally found their lead when Kromah made no mistake converting a penalty to hand Aizawl FC a 2-1 lead in the 87th minute. Churchill Brothers FC Goa, thereafter, tried to restore parity but it was already too late.last_img read more

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