Marco Asensio scored a late winner for Real Madrid in a 2-1 victory at Ajax Amsterdam, who were left to rue a goal disallowed by the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in their Champions League last-16, first leg on Wednesday.Karim Benzema swept holders Real into the lead in the second half, before Hakim Ziyech scored a deserved equaliser as an energetic Ajax created more than enough chances to win comfortably on the night.They were also denied a first-half opener when Nicolas Tagliafico headed home but for the first time in Champions League history, the goal was ruled out after Slovenian referee Damir Skomina checked with the VAR and Dusan Tadic was judged offside.The return leg will be played in Madrid on March 5 when Ajax will seek to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in 16 years, while Real have not lost a tie at this stage in almost a decade.
Several major access roads in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) are slated for rehabilitation, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said on Saturday.He said some 9 million has been set aside for works on “miscellaneous” roads for 2016 and million for urban roads across the Region.The Minister, while unable to list every street slated for repair, named streets in Number 67 Village, Clifton Settlement, Palmyra, Williamsburg, Rose Hall and all Corentyne communities. He also identified specifically Middle Walk Access Road, John Hope Street; David, St George’s and Wallace Streets in Canje and Chapel Street and the ‘NIS’ Street, in New Amsterdam.Patterson said he has already met with New Amsterdam Mayor Kurt Wynter, who has given his priority list for the town, and would be doing the same with the Mayors of the various towns, including Corriverton and Rose Hall to get their priorities for 2017.Meanwhile, addressing the flood situation over in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), Patterson said that while the drainage situation was under the purview of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), he has been helping around the country since he could not stand back and see persons suffer. He said he visited the area earlier this month, and was working with the NDIA to alleviate the situation.
Prayers are to be offered at a special mass for tragic Conor Boyle who is fighting for his life in a London Hospital.Conor Boyle – in a critical but stable condition in hospital.The popular young Loughanure man was involved in a car crash last Friday and is still in a coma.His loving parents Hugh and Shiela are by his bedside. The thoughts and prayers of his home village and the entire of Donegal are being offered for the speedy recovery of the 18 year old.His condition in hospital is still described as critical but stable.The mass will take place at St Marys Star Of The Sea Church (Annagry) at 7.00 o clock tonight (WED) followed by adoration. All are welcome.PRAYERS TO BE OFFERED AT SPECIAL MASS FOR TRAGIC CONOR was last modified: September 11th, 2013 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:accidentConor BoyleLondonLoughanuremassprayers
SANTA CLARITA — A brush fire that broke out in three spots along the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway this weekend triggered the closure of all northbound lanes while firefighters battled a 40-acre blaze in the Agua Dulce Hills. The flames erupted along the northbound shoulder near Agua Dulce Road about 8:45 p.m. Christmas Eve. “Due to multiple starts in close proximity, it is being viewed with suspicion,” said Jason Hurd, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department. One flareup scorched an acre, and the other two blackened half an acre each. They converged into one fire, which was fully contained by about midnight, fire department supervisor Andre Gougis said. Fifteen engines, six crews, a dozer team, three water tenders, a paramedic squad, two patrols and three battalion chiefs fought the flames as winds gusted about 5 to 10 mph from the northeast. All northbound lanes were shut for more than two hours starting about 9:10 p.m., with drivers being diverted at Soledad Canyon Road. Lanes slowly reopened Christmas Day as fire crews mopped up, California Highway Patrol Officer John Seumanutafa said. No structures were threatened, and no one was injured. Arson investigators will look into the cause of the fires, officials said. — Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 firstname.lastname@example.org AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: John Jackson greets a Christmas that he wasn’t sure he’d see160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Dumbledor’s Army VIP Experience is $75. Wands and Dress robes are encouraged for formal Yule Ball Waltz Dance Lessons. Then, let loose with Louisville’s own, Delighters, for a rock performance featuring renditions of musical hits from the movie! Potterhead’s do not miss it! General admission tickets are $30 and go on sale this afternoon at 2p. Louisville Witches and Wizards are cordially invited to celebrate a Magical Evening at the Louisville Palace’s Yule Ball on Friday, December 1! The doors open at 7:00 for the event. Event is 18+. Take a photo with your favorite character before you head off to the Horcrux Hunt! Service charges not included on ticket prices. Tickets subject to price increases. Tickets may be purchased at www.LouisvillePalace.com or www.Universe.com/PalaceYuleBall Grab a butter beer and be dazzled by magical act David Garrard. Take a stroll through Diagon Alley with live owls, snakes, and toads or stop by for a palm reading by Professor Trelawney. This event will be the most magical event of the year! Go the extra mile and be a part of Dumbledore’s Army VIP experience and have dinner with us in the Room of Requirement!
Almost 6,000 people from across Donegal have signed a petition calling on the Department of Health to reopen the short stay ward at Letterkenny University Hospital.The petition, which was initiated as part of a Sinn Féin campaign, will be delivered to Health Minister Simon Harris this morning by Donegal SF Deputy Pearse Doherty and Senator Pádraig MacLochlainn.The document calls for the immediate approval of €1.8million funding needed for the reopening of the 19 bed Short Stay Ward. Advertisement Sinn Féin representatives say the petition is expected to heap yet further pressure on the Minister for Health to reinstate the unit.Speaking in advance of this morning’s handover, Senator MacLochlainn said: “As many people will be aware, we initiated this campaign to have these beds brought back into use because additional bed capacity is urgently needed at the hospital which continues to experience some of the highest levels of overcrowding seen anywhere in the state.“In fact, last year a total of 4,889 patients languished on trolleys and chairs owing to overcrowding at the hospital’s Emergency Department.“This means that for every day of 2017 an average of 19 people had been forced to wait on trolleys. Advertisement “This is despite the fact that mere metres away there is a 19 bedded ward lying empty – that is simply scandalous.”Sinn Féin Donegal Elected Representatives at the main entrance of Letterkenny University Hospital for the Launch last July of the party’s campaign demanding the reopening of the Short Stay Ward at the hospital.Teachta Pearse Doherty added: “Instead of being an exceptional event, overcrowding at LUH has simply become an everyday reality at the hospital which continues to struggle with inadequate capacity and increasing patient numbers.“And while Management at the hospital last year sought approval from the HSE to open and staff the Short Stay Ward at a cost of €1.8M, the Minister has sat on his hands and has done nothing.“This is despite Senator MacLochlainn and I being on the record of both the Dáil and the Seanad calling on the Minister to urgently reopen the facility.“Clearly, given the fact that the unit remains closed the Government has so far failed to take these calls seriously. “However, considering the truly remarkable response from the public to our campaign, as evidenced by the thousands who’ve signed the petition both online and in person at stalls set up across local towns and villages over recent weeks, the people of Donegal will not stay silent.“And given that Budget 2019 is to be announced later today, I will once again be using my speech as Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson in the Dáil to highlight the need for Government to priorities spending in key areas including health and housing to tackle what are now serious crises in our society.” Petition demands reopening of LUH Short Stay Ward was last modified: October 9th, 2018 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)
Four masked men have broken into a house in Donegal and threatened the occupants.The men, who were armed with handguns and a baton, broke into the house at Drumcairn, Manorcunningham at around 8.15pm last night.Gardai have confirmed they are investigating an aggravated burglary at the house. It is not understood that any occupants of the house were injured during the terrifying incident.However, Gardai have confirmed that damage was done to the property.A Garda spokesman told Donegal Daily “Gardai are investigating an alleged aggravated burglary that occurred in a house in Drumcairn, Manorcunningham, Co. Donegal on Monday the 25th of February 2019 at approx. 8.15pm.“Four males wearing masks entered the house with is what is believed to be handguns and a baton. No injuries to occupants, damage done to property. The males left shortly after. “There have been no arrests and investigations are ongoing.”Breaking: Masked gunmen threaten family in overnight burglary was last modified: February 27th, 2019 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:burglarydonegalgunsmanorcunningham
Share This!©DisneyA brand new live entertainment act has debuted in World Showcase at Epcot. A new live band called Alberta Bound is now playing at The Mill Stage in the Canada Pavilion. The band plays Canadian music that includes traditional fiddle styles from across the country, as well as performing songs from beloved Canadian songwriters.Alberta Bound’s light and energetic show offers lots of opportunities for clapping and singing along as they take you on a musical journey of our neighbors to the north. They play Wednesday through Sunday with showtimes at 12:00 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:50 p.m., 5:0o p.m. and 6:15 p.m.As part of this entertainment change, the former band TradNation gave their final performance back in April. Alberta Bound will be performing in a limited engagement, as seems to be customary as of late with performers in World Showcase.
by Kim CottageKim Cottage, Foundation chair at SHRM-Long Island The SHRM Foundation advances global human capital knowledge and practice by providing thought leadership and educational support; and sponsoring funding and driving the adoption of cutting edge, actionable, evidence –based research.In 2015 I had the distinct honor on behalf of the SHRM –LI Chapter( which currently has over 1000 plus members) of winning the “Innovation Award” from the SHRM Foundation; the award recognizes chapters and state councils that “go above and beyond in exemplifying and fulfilling the SHRM Foundation’s missionAs I look back on some of the initiatives of the year I find three to highlight, which has exploded from the onset and continues to manifest into the never ending structure of what the SHRM mission is all about.Fundraising is a viable asset to the SHRM Foundation but in 2015; we saw the inception of a new enterprise for fundraising. At our monthly seminar meetings our corporate sponsors would donate a prize to be raffled off. Chapter members would purchase a ticket during registration and as a result we were able to take in an additional $300.00 each meeting benefiting and advancing the support of the Chapter. Thru the use of not only our meetings but now social media all our “sponsors were acknowledged and thanked for their continued support of driving the SHRM mission further.Another initiative was our scholarship “hotline”. The SHRM Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduates and graduates who are looking to pursue a career in the HR profession. Our website was an informative resource for them but sometimes you need something more. Our hotline allows our applicants to directly connect with me, where I can navigate the entire process with them and sometimes just reassure them. I would be remiss in not taking an opportunity to acknowledge Dorothy Mebane, who also assisted all interested applicants with any questions or concerns that they had. She is so passionate about the work she does and we are very indebted to her for all the hard work and support she gives. As a result of all the hard work and continuous efforts of everyone, SHRM will give out $37000.00 this year which is an increase of $10,000.00 from prior year. My final initiative was the “JUST ONE THING” which had intent to create buzz within the community for all HR professionals. The concept was to further increase the amount of educational material available to all our chapter members, thru reports, DVD’s and of course social media. In today’s never ending changing world it is an amazing outlet to have countless resources available at our fingertips but we all can’t be everywhere all the time. “JUST ONE THING” creates a domino chain reaction whereas we all share our knowledge along the way with our fellow members. Strength comes in masses and enhances our Foundation to grow and thrive. Harvesting all these resources and turning it into the knowledge that shapes, develops and creates the way for future generations is exactly what I believe the SHRM Foundation passion is all about and truly where my passion comes from. Society has always taught us that success comes from many avenues of learning but sometimes “real life” experiences are more meaningful and impactful on shaping one’s life.
Hammered all through, India’s bowling woes dominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s assessment of the ODI debacle against Australia and the skipper on Saturday said the national team needs to have different attacks for all three formats of the game.”As we move forward, we have to get aligned as to who are our best T20 and ODI bowlers, and who are our Test bowlers and we have to segregate accordingly. We can’t have similar bowlers in all formats,” Dhoni said.”We have been struggling when it comes to the team composition. Even when we came here last time, we didn’t have a good line-up. We did well in the World Cup because the bowlers picked up and bowled well. Our batting has always been settled, but we make mistakes while struggling with our bowling.”That he is still not sure about the abilities of Rishi Dhawan and Gurkeerat Mann was evident when asked why he did not start hitting earlier in Saturday’s cliffhanger during which India chased down a record 331 to clinch a consolation win.”Considering what happened in Canberra, I didn’t want to play the big shot and take chances, because after me there were only Gurkeerat Mann, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishi Dhawan. So I thought if I am finding it difficult, why will they find it easy. The good thing was that Manish Pandey was set and the partnership kept building as neither of us got out.”However, he was all praise for centurion Manish Pandey and debutant pacer Jasprit Bumrah.advertisement”The kind of innings Manish has played today will give him an extra 10-15 ODIs, where you can really settle in and start to do what you need to at the international level, adapting to the demands of the game. A lot will change when you play at different venues and in different conditions. As of now he is someone who looks good at number five,” Dhoni said on Saturday.”Manish batted really well, but we are forgetting about Jasprit Bumrah’s bowling. He was fantastic. The very first game he played, he bowled well with new ball, in the middle and in the death also. That’s the kind of bowlers we are looking for.”He has got the variations, along with an awkward action. We need to help take pressure off bowlers because someone or the other is conceding 75 runs from 10 overs always. In turn, it also puts pressure on the batting line-up,” he added.Dhoni and Pandey carried the Indian chase in the death overs, adding 94 runs for the fourth wicket, thus building on the platform provided by Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma at the top of the order.”Manish paced his innings very well. At times you think to play big shots at crucial times but the grounds here are very big. If you mistimed the shot, you will get out, but if you exploit the same, you will get runs which doesn’t happen on smaller grounds.”So you have to rely on running and when we had our partnership I told him the same thing. I told him whatever happens you will get atleast two boundaries, and ultimately we will get those runs. As far as player development is concerned this innings will be very important for him and he will have to keep in mind the good things he did in this game,” he said.He did show some sympathy for the bowlers, who have been taken to task throughout the series.”We need to give credit to our bowlers also in the same way we have credited Australian bowlers whenever they have won matches. Umesh Yadav had a bad day, going for a lot of runs, and Rishi Dhawan shared that responsibility.”Between them they bowled in a crucial time for us as the runs were flowing. Other bowlers also bowled well, Ravindra Jadeja in the middle overs and Jasprit Bumrah was fantastic playing in his first game. It becomes easier when youngsters come in and perform in the first five games that they play,” the skipper said.Looking ahead to the T20Is, the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Ashish Nehra and Suresh Raina have joined up with the team. It will alter the team composition drastically, despite this heart-warming victory in the final ODI.”Winning is good. Process is important because it helps you win games. The last couple of times we were here, we lost the series. We kept saying that give batsmen some time and they will adapt. They have done well in this series, which means that with the kind of talent we have, along with some grooming, we can do well.advertisement”I haven’t seen many series where 300 runs were scored considering and twice there were chances of us chasing down the scores. It was a fantastic series overall, but there are some areas that we definitely need to improve,” he added.”Luck was with us today a bit, barring the Rohit dismissal. It was a good win for us and helps us look forward. Looking ahead to the T20s, we have 3-4 different players coming in. How quickly they adapt straightaway remains to be seen because they will feature in our playing eleven. The batsmen here are batting well so we have to carry that going forward,” he concluded.