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Patience was key, says Bravo

first_imgCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, (CMC): All-rounder Dwayne Bravo has defended the patient approach to his innings during Wednesday’s second Twenty20 International against Sri Lanka. The experienced right-hander, an attacking player by nature, made a measured run-a-ball 31 that contained a single six as West Indies fought their way to 162 for six after opting to bat first at the R. Premadasa Stadium. However, Bravo said his approach had been deliberate and was what was required at that crucial stage of the innings. “That’s my role in the team, so yes, I scored at a run-a-ball, but Dilshan wasn’t far off as well,” Bravo explained. “In this format, it’s not all the time you can go for the big shots and try and score in excess of a 140-130-plus strike rate. The conditions dictate how I play. We got a very good start, but in the middle, we kept losing wickets, so my role became the anchor role and allow, the other players to play around me. “It would be silly if I let the ego get the better of me and try to score at a strike rate of 130-135 because that wasn’t required at that point in time.” With West Indies slumping at 97 for four in the 12th over, Bravo joined with Denesh Ramdin, who struck an unbeaten 34 from 22 balls, in a 41-run, fifth-wicket stand, which reinvigorated the innings. Ramdin struck a four and two sixes to keep the scoreboard ticking over. “Denesh’s innings was very important … it gave us that momentum,” Bravo noted. “It was not a wicket of 190, 200, so I thought once we analysed that as quickly as possible … the run-a-ball 31 came like gold.” West Indies managed just 34 runs from the last five overs of the innings as pacers Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Kulasekara bowled brilliantly at the death to limit the scoring. Nevertheless, Bravo said they were always confident of defending the total, especially after having successfully done so with a smaller total in the T20 World Cup final against the same opponents at the same venue three years ago. “At the half-way stage, we were in a position at one point where we could have scored in excess of 175 to 180, but in this format, you have to give credit to the opposition as well. You’re coming up against a team who has the best bowler in the world in this format in Malinga,” Bravo pointed out. “These things happen. It’s not going to happen all the time because we have a good lower order. They will come off, so our fielding is what won us the game. “As we said to the guys at the half-way stage, a few years ago, we scored 137 and defended it, and Sri Lanka had (Kumar) Sangakkara, they had Mahela (Jayawardene), they had a very good batting line-up.” He added: “We had that positive belief within ourselves that we could defend the runs, and it always makes your job easier as when you have AndrÈ Russell, Darren Sammy, Kieron Pollard, Jason Holder – some of the best fielders in the world – on one team. “It’s good to have a team where you have good athletes, and it makes all of our jobs easier. Momentumlast_img read more

Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the way, Bucks win Mike Budenholzer’s return

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Middleton finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds to help the Bucks improve to 30-12, second-best in the NBA. Coming off a loss at Washington that Antetokounmpo missed with injuries, Milwaukee is 12-0 following a defeat and remained the league’s only team not to drop consecutive games.Budenholzer, making his first appearance at State Farm Arena since leaving the Hawks after last season, wished his former team well as it rebuilds with youngsters John Collins, Trae Young, Kevin Huerter and Omari Spellman. MOST READ “It’s good to come back and see some familiar faces where you worked for five years,” Budenholzer said. “I think to check that box and for the team to play well and execute is good. We’ll move on.”The Bucks are soaring, thanks mostly to the 6-foot-11, 242-pound Antetokounmpo, who scored 14 on free throws and had two dazzling assists early in the fourth. He first smothered Trae Young to steal the ball and feed George Hill for a 3-pointer that made it 104-90, before adding a no-look drop pass on D.J. Wilson’s layup for a 16-point lead. He later hit a couple of jumpers to make it a 15-point advantage.Milwaukee has won 12 of 15 dating to Dec. 14. The Bucks began the day outscoring opponents by an NBA-leading 9.1 points per game.Antetokounmpo showed no ill effects after sitting out Friday with right quadriceps soreness and a left hip contusion.Young finished with 26 points, and DeAndre’ Bembry added 18 for Atlanta, which dropped to 13-30. The Hawks have dropped six of eight. Their 24 turnovers led to 34 points for Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Magic rally in fourth quarter to beat Rockets Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra LATEST STORIES View comments “It’s a recurring problem, but I’d like to think guys are just trying to make plays,” the Hawks’ Kevin Huerter said. “We were being a little careless with the ball on some possessions.”TIP-INSBucks: Antetokounmpo did a postgame jersey exchange with 41-year-old Hawks F Vince Carter. “I’m a big fan of his,” Antetokounmpo said. “He’s done great things for this league.”… G Malcolm Brogdon scored 14 points and missed just his second free throw in 86 free-throw attempts this season. … Middleton began the day averaging 20.4 points over his previous eight games.Hawks: F Taurean Prince, the team’s third-leading scorer, returned after missing the last 18 games with a left ankle sprain. On a minutes restriction, Prince had seven points and five rebounds in 11 minutes. … G Kent Bazemore, the team’s second-leading scorer, has missed eight straight games with a right ankle injury.NO REGRETSBudenholzer said “change and moving is part of life” when asked before the game about leaving the Hawks. Calling it “a heck of a five years,” Budenholzer wasn’t looking back with animosity following a 24-58 finish last season.He was the NBA Coach of the Year in his second season, leading Atlanta to 60 wins and its first appearance in the Eastern Conference finals. When principal owner Tony Ressler bought the team and Danny Ferry was out as general manager, Budenholzer added president of basketball operations to his title, but the Hawks made three bad moves that set the organization back and precipitated the rebuild.Al Horford and Paul Millsap, two model team leaders, left as free agents after the Hawks decided not to trade them. In between those gaffes, the team signed mercurial center Dwight Howard to a three-year, $70.5 million contract and dealt him away after one ill-fit season.Budenholzer said he loves his job with the Bucks and wishes the Hawks well.“A rebuild — it’s a tough job to be the owner in a rebuild, to be a GM to be a coach. These are tough jobs, and so I don’t know who the right coach is,” he said. “And I think they feel great about where they are and that’s important for them. They have their direction they know where they’re going. I’m obviously very happy with our team, our front office and our roster. I’m very excited about where I am.”center_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers “We played a little bit harder, moved the ball and we did a better job of rebounding,” Antetokounmpo said. “Running and getting to our spots, knocking down shots. That’s it.”Antetokounmpo scored 33 points, Eric Bledsoe added 24 points and 10 assists, and Milwaukee beat the Hawks 133-114 on Sunday in Mike Budenholzer’s return to Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UP NEXTBucks: Host Miami on Tuesday.Hawks: Host Oklahoma City on Tuesday. Atlanta Hawks guard Vince Carter (15) works against Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA — Giannis Antetokounmpo had just one rebound in the first half as the Bucks lost the battle of the boards by 16.Milwaukee took charge of the game in the second half with Khris Middleton and Antetokounmpo exerting their will in the paint.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Nestlé’s “Do some good” campaign continues

first_imgNestlé is continuing its “Do some good” campaign with an aim of promoting goodwill and giving persons a much needed “feel good” boost.The campaign was launched at the Berbice Bus Park, with the company dedicating Guyana’s first National Day of Goodness, to giving back to the community through random acts of kindness.A Nestlé Svelty’s Milk team member interacting with members of the public“The premise of the campaign is simple… even the smallest gesture can have a big impact, especially in challenging economic times,” the company said a statement to the media.According to Nestle’s Consumer Marketing Manager Shaeeza Mohammed- Chanderbally, “Nestlé understands that while Governments play a significant role in alleviating socio-economic issues, so too should corporate entities and Nestle acknowledges that we have a part to play as well. At the very least, we wanted to let our consumers know that we care and put a smile on their faces with the acts of kindness and fantastic in-store deals.”So far, the campaign has been using several means of celebrating goodwill. On June 3, Nestlé Svelty’s Milk team, accompanied by local media personality Feliz Robertson and the Unity Ambassadors, ventured to the Berbice Bus Park where they met and interacted with members of the public. The team, through the campaign, sponsored bus fares, distributed balloons and chocolates and offered healthy milkshakes from Nestlé Svelty Milkshake stations, all free of charge.It was further explained that for the past month, the campaign has taken place nationwide.last_img read more

UL “Secular” Since When? Let it not be since Emmett Dennis

first_imgThe Daily Observer on Wednesday received a phone call from the President of the University of Liberia, Dr. Emmett Dennis. He was reacting to the newspaper’s Wednesday Editorial urging him to hold a Baccalaureate Service for this year’s graduates and refrain from breaking academia’s ancient, splendid and solemn tradition of offering graduates, most especially of the nation’s highest institution of learning, the University of Liberia, a spiritual parting couched in the Word of God.Whoever the UL’s commencement speaker(s) may be, given that no Baccalaureate Service was held to give this year’s graduates a parting spiritual shot of inspiration, he/she will have a dual assignment, for that person alone is called to give the graduating class two messages in one to remember as they complete this critical stage in their education and commencement into life.But what will that commencement speaker say—what can any such speaker say that is more important than the word of God? Does Dr. Dennis or any of us remember the song, “You know nothing until you know the love of God?”During his phone call, Dr. Dennis said, “The UL is a secular institution.” Secular means: “worldly, non-spiritual, irreligious, materialistic.” This clearly means that a Baccalaureate Service at UL is no longer important.Since when? For ever since its opening in 1862, Liberia College under President Joseph Jenkins Roberts has always held a Baccalaureate Service at graduation. How soon, so tragically soon, has Dr. Dennis and, may we say the UL student body, the UL faculty senate, the UL Board of Trustees and even the Visitor to the University, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, have forgotten that only 13 years ago Liberia was in the throes of civil war, and Liberians everywhere, in their homes, their churches and mosques and, most especially in their hearts, PRAYED to God for deliverance from “that deadly, destructive war, during which over 250,000 people were killed, the country’s infrastructure destroyed and over a million of our small population driven into internal and external exile, including the nation’s intelligentsia.” Among them was yes, Dr. Dennis, his wife Yede, a renowned Liberian dentist, their families, just like those of so many of us.Were our prayers answered? YES, they were! God inspired the Liberian women, led by Mother Mary Brownell, Madam Theresa Leigh-Sherman, Madam Leymah Gbowie and the dedicated, determined and devoted band of ordinary mothers, both Christian and Moslem, who gathered at the Fish Market on Tubman Boulevard, Monrovia, day and night, in rain and sunshine, to pray for and demand peace.In answer to those prayers, our gracious and merciful God also raised up the International Community to come to our rescue—the Economic Community of West African States; the African Union; individual African States, including Nigeria and Ghana; the European Union; individual European States; and the United Nations to rally and come in to restore peace to Liberia.At the war’s end in 2003, Christian and Moslem prayers were said at the swearing-in ceremony of Charles Gyude Bryant as Chairman of the National Transitional Government of Liberia (NTGL).Now that we have, thankfully, enjoyed 13 years of peace, are we now saying we are a “secular country, with a secular national University?” God forgive us for this singular and consummate (complete) ingratitude!This leads us to yet another purpose of this Editorial—to highlight the thanksgiving element in all Baccalaureate Services.Let us remember that Dr. Rocheforte L. Weeks, the first Liberian President of the University of Liberia, the longest serving and probably the most accomplished, in his 13 years of service led every academic procession with the great hymn of the church, “God of Our Fathers, Whose Almighty Hand.” It is one of the United States’ National Songs. And yes, America is a “secular” state in which no religion takes precedence over another. Yet on its currency is still inscribed, “In God we trust.” Remember also that from 8 and 11 o’clock every Sunday morning, Americans, from the President, Senators, Congressmen and women, leading academicians, businesspeople and ordinary citizens flock by the millions to their churches to bow in humble submission and thanksgiving to their Maker for what He has done and continues to do for them and for their country. Can we not see that because of this divine acknowledgement (In God We Trust), backed by an ingenious, patriotic and hardworking citizenry, God has made them and their country historically the richest and most powerful nation on earth?This, we submit, is what Baccalaureates are designed to serve—Thanksgiving to God for bringing our graduates thus far and begging, imploring and pleading with the Almighty Father to carry them further into a God-fearing, prosperous, successful and rewarding future!He has done it for Emmett Dennis and many of us. He can definitely do it for you, the graduates of 2016 and all other graduates of all other schools, especially those who ACKNOWLEDGE the Almighty God!We find it most fitting to end this Editorial with Dr. Rocheforte L. Week’s favorite academic processional hymn:God of our Fathers, whose Almighty hand,Leads forth in beauty all the starry bandOf shining worlds in splendor through the skies:Our grateful songs, before thy throne arise.Your love divine has led us in the pastIn this free land by you our lot is cast;Oh, be our ruler, guardian, guide and stay;Your Word our law, your paths our chosen way.From war’s alarm, from deadly pestilence,Make your strong arm our ever sure defense.Your true religion in our hearts increase;Your bounteous goodness nourish us in peace.Refresh thy people on their toilsome way;Lead us from night to never ending day;Fill all our lives with heav’n-born love and graceUntil at last we meet before thy face.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

AP Invitational to illuminate Leonora

first_imgThe day has finally arrived when athletics fans converge at the National Track and Field Centre at Leonora, WCD to witness the unfolding of what has become Guyana’s premier track and field meet. Today international athletes will put their talents on display in the third edition of the Aliann Pompey Invitational (API), set for a 15:00hrs start.On Friday, during the meet’s final presser before the day of reckoning, athletics superstar Kirani James, the 25-year-old Grenadian who will headline the event, told those in attendance that he is here “to put on a show”. No track and field Olympic gold medallist and World Champion has ever competed on these shores before this meet.“I am very excited! It’s my first time in Guyana, so I’m excited to compete, and to see the crowd and learn about the Guyanese culture and everything like that. I hope everyone comes out to the meet and support the athletes; and as long as you guys come out, I can guarantee that we will put on a good show for the fans,” he declared.James reiterated that he was “very happy to be here”, and thanked Pompey “and the sponsors and everyone that made it possible for me to be here.”The Caribbean phenomenon has also pointed out that he is looking forward to the challenge, and hopes that his presence inspires an upcoming athlete in Guyana. But he warned that he is here to compete.James, who has a personal best of 43.74s, recorded as a 21-year-old, had always been regarded as one of the Caribbean’s best talents over the 400 metres, though he has competed over the 200 metres with considerable success, racing to a personal best of 20.41 seconds in 2011. James won gold in the 400 metres at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.Guyana’s own 2018 Commonwealth Games triple-jump gold medallist, Troy Doris, is also excited to be competing for the first time on local soil. The USA-born Doris, whose personal best performance is a triple jump of 17.18 metres, will come up against Donald Scott, the USA outdoor track and field champion triple-jumper, who leaped to victory with a jump of 17.37 metres, which was also a personal best.Suriname’s Miguel Van Assen, who holds his country’s national record in that event, is the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games champion, and holds the CARIFTA and South American Games title in the triple-jump, has also arrived in Guyana. Van Assen’s personal best is 16.94 metres.The triple-jump event at this year’s Aliann Pompey Invitational could steal the show, since the Bahamas’ Leevan Sands has also arrived to compete in that event. Sands won bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games, as well as bronze at the World Championships and Commonwealth Games. He’s a Pan Am Games silver medallist, and multiple times gold medallist at the CARIFTA Games.The Aliann Pompy Invitational is the only event of its kind in Guyana in which athletes from across the Caribbean, Central and North America compete.Fly Jamaica, E-Networks, Quality Plus, Banks DIH, the Ministry of Communities, and SleepIn International Hotel and Casino are some of the sponsors onboard so far.Action is set to start at 15:00hrs. Tickets cost $1000 (stands) and $5000 (VIP).last_img read more

Italy 2-0 Spain: Azzurri beat the holders to book Germany meeting

first_img3 From a central 22-yard position, the resulting free-kick was driven by Eder – of Inter Milan – past the wall and straight at De Gea, who fumbled the ball and failed to get it out of danger. Giaccherini flicked the ball away from De Gea’s rebound and it was bundled home by Chiellini.And it was nearly two before the break as Sunderland forward Giaccherini came in from the left, sending a curling effort across goal and towards the top corner, De Gea doing well to tip it over the bar.Del Bosque made a change at half time to get his side back into the game, Aritz Aduriz replacing Nolito.Morata had a good opportunity early in the second half with a free header inside the box but he sent the ball straight at his former Juventus team-mate Gianluigi Buffon.Eder and Pelle combined brilliantly on 55 minutes as the Southampton striker received the ball from his team-mate, flicking the return as Eder was set through on goal on the right. After breaking towards goal, his effort was poor and straight at De Gea, who made another key save to keep his country in the tie.Andres Iniesta, having a quiet game by his usually high standards, had a stunning volleyed effort on goal and Buffon made a superb save to keep his side in the lead with just over ten minutes to play.Buffon pulled off another stunning last-minute save out of the bag to deny Pique who poked a shot towards goal with an outstretched leg. As it looked like Conte’s men would see out a slim but deserved win, they sealed a two-goal advantage when Pelle volleyed home from close range in added time, booking their place in the last eight. 3 3center_img Giorgio Chiellini opens the scoring for Italy in Saint-Denis Italy booked a last-eight meeting with Germany in Euro 2016 as they put in an impressive performance to beat Spain 2-0 – live on talkSPORT.The world champions were hoping to keep their hopes of a third successive European triumph alive but Antonio Conte’s men were tactically spot on in the Stade de France meeting, creating more chances.In a repeat of the 2012 European Championship final, Giorgio Chiellini and Graziano Pelle netted past an impressive David De Gea to confirm their place in the quarter final with Germany on Saturday evening.As the rain teemed down at Saint-Denis for kick-off, the match started at a frantic pace. The first real chance came after eight minutes when Alessandro Florenzi’s in-swinging free-kick from the left was headed low by Graziano Pelle from eight yards, De Gea reacting superbly to get down low to his left to palm the ball away.Two minutes later De Gea was called into action again as he tipped Giaccherini’s acrobatic overhead kick onto the post, but a free-kick had been given for a high foot anyway.Italy continued to dominate as Spain rarely created chances in the first half. After Del Bosque’s men failed to find a way through, the side in blue made a pacy break up field. A difficult in-swinging cross was whipped in again and Marco Parolo – of Serie A side Lazio – made a late run, sending a glancing header past the post, much to the frustration of manager Conte.  Spain looked nervy as Sergio Ramos, in front of his own goal, sliced a clearance just wide of De Gea’s goal frame. They were rash and soon awarded the Azzurri a free-kick on the edge of the box after good hold-up play by Pelle on 33 minutes.last_img read more

FEATURE: ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL CASTLEFIN CELEBRATES NEW LIBRARY

first_imgFairies, gruffaloes, bears and wizards all descended on St. Mary’s National School, Castlefin on Friday, as the school officially opened their new school library.The children dressed up as their favourite story characters, and enjoyed listening to renowned storyteller, Paula Scally.The library is the end result of many months of hard work by St. Mary’s NS Parents Association, and will stand in time as a concrete and visible example of the fruits of their fundraising. Delighted principal Eoghan Roarty took the opportunity to thank the Parents Association for providing the school with this wonderful new facility.“The Parents Association have driven this project from the outset, and it will stand as a testament to all their endeavour,” he said.He also thanked the many parents who had contributed books to the new library, and who had supported the Parents Association in their various fundraising activities.“Teachers and pupils alike are delighted with our new school library. It is a great example of what can be achieved when the whole school community, pupils, teachers and parents work together,” said Mr Roarty. “The money that you have contributed to the various fundraising events is making a real and positive contribution to the learning environment of the school.”   FEATURE: ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL CASTLEFIN CELEBRATES NEW LIBRARY was last modified: March 9th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FEATURE: ST MARY’S NATIONAL SCHOOL CASTLEFIN CELEBRATE NEW LIBRARYlast_img read more

“Shocking level of alcohol’ as driver four times over limit

first_imgA man who drove with a ‘shocking level of alcohol’ in his system has been fined and banned from driving for three years for drink driving.Danny Grant, 59, from Aghilly, Buncrana, was charged with drink driving at Lisowen Crossroads on January 28, 2019, when he appeared before Buncrana District Court last Thursday. The court heard that Grant, who pleaded guilty to the offence, had a blood alcohol reading of 234mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood, which is more than four times over the legal limit. Currently the limit is 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.Garda Inspector Seamus McGonigle told the court that Garda O’Brien was on mobile patrol at 12.48am on January 28 when he saw a VW Caddy van pass him at Ferris Lane.He said the driver, Danny Grant, was slumped over the steering wheel and the van was driving all over the road.Insp. McGonigle said Garda O’Brien immediately activated the blue lights and sirens but Grant failed to stop and continued to drive on.“He followed the van and found the van stopped at Lisowen Crossroads,” said Insp. McGonigle.“Garda O’Brien said when he opened the door of the van he was overwhelmed by the smell of intoxicating liquor in the van and when Mr. Grant got out he was unsteady on his feet, his speech was slurred, eyes glazed over and there was a strong smell of alcohol coming from his breath.”Insp. McGonigle said Mr. Grant was arrested and a subsequent blood alcohol reading carried out at Buncrana Garda Station revealed an alcohol concentration of 234mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.Judge Paul Kelly said that was a shocking level of alcohol. He also raised concerns about the fact that Mr. Grant was drink driving within Buncrana Town.Defence solicitor Frank Dorrian said the distance involved was ‘a couple of hundred yards from Marian Park to Lisowen Avenue’.He said Mr. Grant was a single unemployed man and was going through ‘significant stress’ in his life during that time, as a family member was ill.He said things were ‘getting on top of him’ but said Grant has no previous convictions, adding there was ‘no pattern’ of criminal offences.“He has never been inside this court before and he apologises to the court, but there is no pattern here,” added Mr. Dorrian.Judge Kelly said due to Grant’s ‘reduced circumstances’ he would fine him €250 for drink driving, however, he banned him from driving for three years due to the level of alcohol in his reading.“Shocking level of alcohol’ as driver four times over limit was last modified: May 15th, 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:buncranadonegaldrink driverInishowenShockinglast_img read more

LYIT HAS BIG DESIGNS ON LIFE!

first_imgLYIT Lecturer, Joe Coll, and Head of Department of Design & Creative Media, Cormac O’Kane, review the work of LYIT graduates at the upcoming Design Graduate exhibition which opens at 5 pm on Wednesday, 5 June, and runs through until Friday, 7 June.The 2-day exhibition is open to the public and is a presentation of all LYIT graduates final year assignments from Visual Communication, Graphic Design, Digital Media, Product Design and Motion Graphics. This year the exhibition features innovative projects such as: motion graphics idents for 4seven – Channel 4’s new to air channel; a campaign to encourage loyalty amongst Reading & Leeds music festival goers; a website for Donegal Culture/Cultúr Dhún na nGall; and a graphic identity for a new range of Batiste products.“It’s a very high standard,” commented Cormac O’Kane. “Companies looking to see the excellent design talent here or anyone interested in visual design will enjoy this show. All are welcome,” he added. LYIT HAS BIG DESIGNS ON LIFE! was last modified: June 2nd, 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:Design and Creative MediaLYITlast_img read more

DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR HAVING IMITATION FIREARM

first_imgA dissident republican from Donegal has been jailed for having an imitation firearm.Detectives from Serious Crime Branch welcomed the sentence imposed on Finbar Kelly, one of two men jailed after they were arrested in a police operation against dissident republican terrorists.Kelly, 36, received a two-year jail term suspended for two years after admitting having an imitation gun and a statement from a drug vigilante group. John Joseph McNally (47) from Belfast was jailed for 22 months after pleading guilty to having an imitation gun.Police stopped a car in Newtownabbey on 30 August 2012 and recovered an imitation firearm. During a follow-up search at Kelly’s home a document which appeared to be a speech on behalf of a drugs vigilante group was recovered, containing threats to drug dealers and those involved in anti social behaviour.Welcoming the sentences at Laganside Court in Belfast today, a spokesman for Serious Crime Branch said: “Some of our communities are terrorised by those who purport to be their protectors. We will do everything we can to ensure such criminals do not succeed. We would encourage everyone to work with us to ensure the rule of law is upheld and the threat of violence is reduced.”DONEGAL MAN JAILED FOR HAVING IMITATION FIREARM was last modified: March 28th, 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:donegaldrugsFinbar Kellyimitation gunvigilanteslast_img read more