first_img‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo top early NBA All-Star vote totals MOST READ No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The reception didn’t surprise Leonard.“No,” Leonard said. “Media does a great mind to stir people’s minds and to influence them to think a certain way. So, I already knew how that was going to be the way the media was.”Fans were angry that Leonard forced his way out of San Antonio this offseason in a trade that yielded DeRozan and Jakob Poeltl from Toronto for him and Danny Green.Leonard was booed heavily from the moment he walked onto the court for warmup. The boos continued during a pregame video tribute and player introductions, whenever he touched the ball and as he walked off the court following the lopsided loss.“I felt badly about it,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Kawhi’s a high-character guy. We all make decisions in our lives about what we’re going to do with our futures and he has that same right as any of us. So, I felt badly, honestly.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Spurs gave reason for the fans to constantly cheer, leading by as many as 28 points against a Raptors team that has been atop the Eastern Conference for much of the season.LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points for San Antonio, Bryn Forbes added 20, Derrick White 19 and Rudy Gay 13.“Yeah it was a different kind of game, it was more of a playoff atmosphere, but that’s what we live for,” Gay said. “It’s the NBA, you’re going to have times like this, those are times you have to step up.”The night belonged to DeRozan, though, as he became the first San Antonio player with a triple-double at home since Tim Duncan in 2003.“I told him it was about time,” Popovich said.DeRozan shot 7 for 15 from the field, collecting 13 defensive rebounds and finishing with just three turnovers in 33 minutes.DeRozan’s 10th assist came on an entry to Aldridge that the Spurs center punctuated with a celebration in honor of his teammate’s career milestone.“He was in high gear tonight,” Toronto coach Nick Nurse said. “He was in his fast, athletic gear tonight and when he’s in that gear, he’s tough to handle, as we all know.”After leading by as many as 26 points in the first half, San Antonio opened the second half on a 12-0 run to take a 79-51 lead.The crowd erupted during a sequence of plays when Leonard had the ball tipped away, which led to a slam dunk by White. That possession was followed by Leonard being unable to corral an alley-oop pass, which led to DeRozan tossing in a runner and being fouled by Serge Ibaka. DeRozan made the free throw amid chants of “MVP! MVP!” — something Leonard heard during his time in San Antonio. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption DeMar DeRozan 21 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for first career triple-double and San Antonio welcomed back Leonard with thunderous jeers in the Spurs’ 125-107 victory over the Raptors.“You’ve got to thrive in moments like that,” DeRozan said. “You’ve got to love to play in that type of atmosphere, whether it’s at home or on the road. It kind of fuels you, kind of gets you going. That’s what made it so fun.”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 ChrissIt wasn’t much fun for Leonard and the Raptors, who saw a three-game winning streak snapped in inglorious fashion.Leonard scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting, but the anger the Spurs’ fans showered on him seemed to impact the MVP candidate. Leonard had to take a step back at the free throw line and compose himself amid chants of “Traitor! Traitor!” and “Quitter! Quitter!” from the capacity crowd that adored him during his seven seasons in San Antonio. 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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — The Spurs’ suffocating defense, scoring runs and fans’ unrelenting contempt for the opposing team’s star player have often overwhelmed the opposition.Kawhi Leonard has seen it many times in San Antonio, but the Toronto star never experienced it from the opposing bench until Thursday night. It was worse than he expected.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “We didn’t do a good job in transition, defense,” Leonard said. “We didn’t play well at all defensively. Spurs did a great job pushing the pace and kicking out for wide-open shots.”As the game ended, Popovich and Leonard embraced in a long hug and the Spurs coach led his former star to San Antonio’s bench to greet assistant coach Ettore Messina.TIP-INSRaptors: The Spurs played a tribute video for Leonard and Green prior to the game that ended with “Thank you Danny and Kawhi.” Green ran over to and hugged Popovich prior to tipoff. Green finished with no points on 0-for-7 shooting. … Lowry missed his fourth straight game due to lower back pain.Spurs: DeRozan is the first Spurs player to have at least 15 points 10 rebounds and five assists in a half since Tim Duncan in 2007. DeRozan also recorded his first double-double in a half. … Gay played 23 minutes to Popovich’s surprise, who thought the 13-year veteran would miss the game with a sprained left wrist.UP NEXTRaptors: At Milwaukee on Saturday night.Spurs: Host Memphis on Saturday night. View commentslast_img read more

first_imgMinister Zolia: “The more knowledge you have, the more people need you, and they will pay you for your service”Deputy Health Minister Cautions GraduatesThe deputy minister for planning and research at the Ministry of Health, Yah M. Zolia, told graduates at the J. W. Harris Memorial High School on the Bushrod Island that disability and poverty should not be justifications for not excelling in life.Minister Zolia said knowledge makes people valuable in society and the “more knowledge you have, the more people need you, and they will pay you for your service.” She admonished the students not to be “complacent with the little education you have acquired today, but keep moving and do not give up.”“If you are poor, study hard and make use of scholarship opportunities to enable you to achieve your goal in life. Let me tell you that wise people take responsibility for their lives and take the right actions; proactive people grab opportunities graciously and turn them into action. I urge you to make use of the knowledge you have acquired from this school.”She advised the graduates against the ‘grasshopper mentality,’ imploring them to be determined to rise above their circumstances, “because the grasshopper mentality is destructive and refuses to grow beyond two inches. It refuses to believe that obstacles can be overcome, setbacks can be surmounted, and barriers can become blessings.”She said graduates should become catalysts for positive change to help alleviate some of the challenges faced by the country.Making the right decision after high school, she said, “would help you contribute positively to national growth and development of the country. On the other hand, you may contribute to increasing the problems by making wrong and unwise choices.”Amos P. Wisseh, the executive director of J. W. Harris, also urged the students to put into practice what they have acquired at the school.“As you leave today from the walls of high school, be ambassadors for the J.W. Harris School,” Wisseh said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgPolice are now investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a Moruca, North West District (NWD), Region One (Barima-Waini) man, whose body was found in a sitting position in the community.Dead is 37-year-old Ryan Roberts of Hurradiah Village, Moruca, NWD, who went missing on December 30, 2017.The harrowing discovery was made about 10:00h on Sunday by villagers. A rope was tied around the dead man’s neck and attached to a tree.Roberts’ facial skin was removed, and his body was bloated. Sources close to the investigation revealed that an acidic-like agent was seen on the bones of his face.According to the dead man’s mother, her son resided with her and left home on December 30 to go to a shop in the village, but failed to return.As a result of the state of decomposition, Roberts was buried. However, his body is expected to be exhumed sometime this week for a post-mortem examination.Police are investigating.last_img read more

first_imgRANCHO MIRAGE – Former first lady Betty Ford received birthday messages along with her get-well cards Friday as she remained hospitalized after surgery. Ford, who turns 89 on Sunday, underwent an unspecified operation earlier in the week and was “recovering well” at Eisenhower Medical Center, her office said. “The President and Mrs. Bush wish Mrs. Ford all the best and a speedy recovery,” White House spokeswoman Emily Larimore said. The staff at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Michigan also sent messages. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We have sent to her a combined Easter, birthday and get-well card from the staff,” library director Elaine Didier said Friday. Eisenhower Medical Center spokeswoman Lee Fowler and the office of the late Gerald R. Ford said Friday there was no more information about the former first lady. The Ford home is about a mile from the hospital. After her husband’s death on Dec. 26 at age 93, Mrs. Ford went on an arduous cross-country trip accompanying his body for services in California, Washington, D.C., and his final resting place in Grand Rapids, Mich. First lady from 1974 to 1977, she came to earn wide respect through her frankness as she battled breast cancer, arthritis and addictions to drugs and alcohol.last_img read more

first_imgRonaldo scored from all three of Portugal’s attempts on target against the Manchester United goalkeeper and suddenly new coach Fernando Hierro has found himself having to defend the 27-year-old.“We don’t doubt him and he doesn’t doubt himself either,” said Hierro after La Roja kicked off their Group B campaign.“I embraced him. We know goalkeeper is a special position, with a special psychology, and we have no doubts. Honestly,” added Hierro, hastily promoted to the role as coach last week after Julen Lopetegui’s shock sacking on the eve of the tournament.Spain captain Sergio Ramos with David De Gea at a training session at the weekend © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUOn the whole, the Spanish performed well in their first outing, especially considering the upheaval of the days before the game, and the underwhelming results of the other pre-tournament favourites put the Portugal draw in a more positive light.But De Gea’s form has to be a matter of real concern.It was his error that gifted Switzerland a goal in a 1-1 friendly draw just before Spain departed for Russia, and now — after one game — they have already conceded one goal more than in the whole of their triumphant 2010 World Cup campaign.Iker Casillas was in goal then, the icon who De Gea succeeded and to whom he will always be compared.“Only those of us who put on the gloves and go out on the field know how difficult it is,” the man himself said. “The coach is with me, it was an error and these things can happen.”– Safe –It is not the first time De Gea has found himself in the eye of a storm at such a time — shortly after being promoted to the role of first-choice goalkeeper for Euro 2016, he found himself embroiled in a sex scandal.There were allegations that he had organised a party at which two women were forced to have sex with two footballers, although he was later cleared of any wrongdoing.The affair resurfaced recently when Pedro Sanchez, the new Spanish Prime Minister, came to Spain’s training camp to give a speech before their departure for Russia.De Gea refused to applaud the Socialist leader, remembering criticism from Sanchez.Spain’s sports press have not been slow to criticise the 30-times capped goalkeeper for his recent blunders, but Hierro’s squad have given him their backing.“He is fine. Nobody likes making mistakes. He is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world,” said Isco.In any case, De Gea, who is said to be close to signing a lucrative new contract at Old Trafford, seems safe in his position for now.Napoli’s Pepe Reina has been a back-up for more than a decade now, while Athletic Bilbao custodian Kepa Arrizabalaga has just one cap and is surely not quite ready to step up.De Gea will hope to repay the faith in him against Iran as Spain bid to take a big step towards qualifying for the last 16.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo (right) celebrates after scoring a penalty against Spain’s goalkeeper David De Gea © AFP / NELSON ALMEIDAKRASNODAR, Russian Federation, Jun 19 – Spain players are rallying behind goalkeeper David De Gea as they prepare for their second group game at the World Cup against Iran in Kazan on Wednesday.De Gea endured an evening to forget in Spain’s opening match against Portugal on Friday, committing a howling error to allow Cristiano Ronaldo to score his second goal on the way to a hat-trick in the 3-3 thriller in Sochi.last_img read more

28 Dec / 2019

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Workshop for nonprofits, titled “Essential Tools for Executive Directors,” 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the SCV Resource Center located in the Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Canyon Country. Cost: $20. Call (661) 250-3720. Free health lecture will discuss advances in cardiology, 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Movie Day will feature “A Little Princess,” 3:30 p.m. at the Newhall Library, 22704 W. 9th St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-0750. Feng Shui workshop, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Santa Clarita Amateur Radio Club will meet, 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Visit Artists Helping Artists (Aha!) will meet to share their creative works, 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call Trish Lester at (661) 254-1242. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit for location. Dual Diagnosis Group for those who are chemically dependent and affected by mental illness, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Francis Counseling Center, 25050 Avenue Kearny, Suite 101, Valencia. Call (661) 294-2880. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. THURSDAY Santa Clarita chapter of Embroiderers’ Guild of America will meet, 6:30 p.m. in Room 603 at Golden Valley High School, 27051 Robert C. Lee Parkway, Canyon Country. Call Pamela Willars at (661) 291-1528. Santa Clarita Corvette Club social meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Route 66 Classic Grill, 18730 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 298-1494. Free parenting workshop titled “What Happened to my Sweet Child: Understanding the Difficult Stage of Adolescence,” 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 255-4965 to RSVP. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for tempo runs, 6:15 p.m. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit for location. FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Free landscaping class on propagation, 9 a.m.-noon at Castaic Lake Water Agency located above Central Park at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call Karen Denkinger at (661) 513-1230. Bill Peet Story Time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Craft workshop will teach how to make a screen idols stamped purse, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Timeless Memories, 24922 Anza Drive, Suite B, Valencia. Call Alexa Joy at (661) 755-3452. Newhall branch of the Italian Catholic Federation will meet for dinner and socializing, 6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 W. Lyons Ave., Newhall. Dinner: $5. Call Lorraine at (661) 284-1923. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. SUNDAY Classics Book Group will discuss “Washington Square” by Henry James, 10:30 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. Music jam session, 2 p.m. at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Local musicians welcome. Call (661) 252-6885. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY Mystery Readers Book Club will discuss “The Sunday Philosophy Club” by Alexander McCall Smith, 6:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. Travel Book Club will meet, 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Free health lecture on weight loss, 9 a.m. in the Community Room at Westfield Valencia Town Center mall, 24201 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call David Sell at (661) 253-8017. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Theater workshop auditions for home-schooled children, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2702. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Boating safety class, titled “Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation,” 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 268-0143. last_img read more

first_imgI think Arsenal have another business to do with Manchester in the January transfer Window. Tuwapatie Ramsey in exchange for Pogba. Looks like Ramsey doesn’t want to sign, most probably atauzwa in Jan’ than leave for free.— I (@DenizSliq) September 27, 2018 I will personally drive Ramsey to Luton and pick up Pogba— Sergeant Major (@samanjar3d) September 26, 2018 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Aaron Ramsey appears almost certain to leave Arsenal at the end of this campaign as contract talks with the Gunners have broken down.Ramsey, the midfielder, has entered the final year of his existing deal at the Emirates and talks over new terms are said to have been taking place since the summer. whoops This seems the most likely option given Arsenal will make some money on the Wales international, and they took the same approach earlier this year by sending Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United as part of a swap deal for Henrikh Mkhitaryan.And Arsenal fans have called on their club to make the same kind of deal this season, with Ramsey the player sent to Manchester United this time.And, who is the player swapped in return? Paul Pogba. Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Is this Ramsey’s last season as an Arsenal player? Sell Ramsey in Jan and sign Paul Pogba. I’ll be happy with that.— Matt (@IslingtonMatt) September 26, 2018 Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Just wondering if Man United would be up for a Ramsey – Pogba swap this Jan? Because the Sanchez-Mikhi swap was great business, I’m sure they would want to repeat it. #AFC— Lulu (@lulumr) September 26, 2018 SORRY Ramsey not signing a contract yet, Pogba wants to leave. @ManUtd Can we do another swap thing?— Bëň (@Benjammy91) September 27, 2018 However, the Mirror report that discussions have broken down between the two parties and now there is NO new contract offer on the table.This means Arsenal will lose Ramsey for free at the end of the season unless they can sell him when the January transfer window opens. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won I’ve always said we should swap Pogba for Ramsey – of course we’d have to pay more cash. What a deal that would be!— Amory (@xenization__) September 27, 2018 Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City REVEALED tense silverware How Everton could look in January under Ancelotti with new signings center_img Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? Pogba, the France international, wants to leave Man United and manager Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to want him at Man United.So Arsenal fans, adding two and two and getting five, have suggested a potential swap deal could be on the cards… Swap pogba for Ramsey please fam the vibes between pogba Laca and Auba will be a madting, arsenal will become a breakdance team— Muks (@muksofficial_) September 27, 2018 The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? 2 Ramsey for Pogba – could it ever happen? latest revealed The Ramsey-Pogba swap is ON!!!!— what would arsene do (@oawgunner) September 26, 2018 Paul Pogba:Man United are one of the teams that want Aaron Ramsey(nearly got him 10 years ago) and a Ramsey + Cash deal might force them to sell their prized possession to arsenal.Pogba is the complete midfielder in terms of attributes and I expect him to partner torreira— Reiss Nelson (@RunReissRun) September 27, 2018 Most read in Premier League Hi @ManUtd what do you say we give you Ramsey and collect Pogba, like we did with Sanchez and Mhki?— alex (@chike4_) September 27, 2018 Ramsey + Cash for Pogba. Hell Yeah!! The sauce of Auba Laca And Pogba 🔥🔥— Mus (@Mus_b1905) September 27, 2018 gameday cracker 2 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT predicted changes last_img read more

first_imgTir Chonaill AC Spring 5k series comes to successful conclusionJimmy Renfrew,Enniskillen AC and Jackie Harvey Tir Chonaill AC were male and female catagory winners when the 3rd and final club Spring  5k was held in glorious sunshine at Donegal Town on Sunday morning.The success and response to the series was most positive from runners, fit4lifers and walkers and many enquired as to when the next local race was taking place. At a very pleasant presentation ceremony afterwards, Eamon Harvey, on behalf of the organising club thanked and congratulated the large fields that turned out for all three races, the local organising committee, club members who supplied hospitality/food and to All Sports, Donegal Town for their sponsorship of the event. Paul OGara, Chairman of Tir Chonaill and Gareth Britton, All Sports made the category presentations.The next 5k races/walks in the area will be on Fri 11th May in Ballyshannon and on Fri 1st June in Donegal Town -dates for your diaries.For the results click here:Results Race 3   RESULTS: TIR CHONAILL AC 5K SERIES FINAL RUN was last modified: April 29th, 2012 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:RESULS: TIR CHONAILL AC 5K SERIES FINAL RUNlast_img read more

25 Dec / 2019

BlackBerries are a pain

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Repetitive motion injuries, which have long afflicted desktop and laptop computer users, are invading the mobile handheld world. There’s even an informal name for the malady – “BlackBerry Thumb” – a catch-all phrase that describes a repetitive stress injury of the thumb as a result of overusing small gadget keypads. Business executives and tech-savvy consumers are increasingly using BlackBerries, Treos, Sidekicks and other devices with miniature keyboards designed for thumb-tapping to stay connected while on the go. And that has some ergonomic and hand experts worried about injuries from overexertion. “If you’re trying to type ‘War and Peace’ with your thumbs, then you’re going to have a problem,” warned Alan Hedge, director of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Laboratory at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. Chris Claypool was addicted to his BlackBerry wireless handheld. Like many users, he never thought twice about pecking away at lightning speed, replying to a wave of e-mails from clients around the globe. Last year, the 37-year-old agricultural sales director from Post Falls, Idaho, noticed a throbbing sensation in his thumbs whenever he typed. He switched to tapping with his index finger, then his middle digit and finally his pinky. But his thumbs pained him to the point where he can’t even press the buttons on his TV remote control. After months of aching, Claypool took a break. Now he only uses his BlackBerry to send short messages – typing with the tip of a pencil eraser whenever his thumbs get sore. “It affects business because I can’t whack away on my BlackBerry like I used to,” he said. “It’s just too painful.” No national statistics exist on how many people suffer from this type of thumb ailment, but some doctors say they are seeing an upswing in related cases, said Dr. Stuart Hirsch, an orthopedist at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Paterson, N.J. “It’s mostly the road warrior who prefers to answer e-mails on a thumb keyboard,” said Hirsch. “If all you did was just answer with a simple yes and no, it would not be a dilemma.” For as long as video gamers have been blasting aliens, so-called “Gamer’s Thumb” has been a sore spot for them, as well. With tens of millions of portable video game machines on the market, lots of young hands risk digit abuse. Games for such devices generally include some type of printed warning about injury risks from prolonged playing. Earlier this year, the American Society of Hand Therapists issued a consumer alert, warning users of small electronic gadgets that heavy thumb use could lead to painful swelling of the sheath around the tendons in the thumb. The group recommended taking frequent breaks during e-mailing and resting one’s arms on a pillow for support. A booklet that ships with the Nintendo DS handheld system advises a 10- to 15-minute break for each hour of play, and a break of at least several hours if gamers experience wrist or hand soreness. “People tend to use just one finger over and over again and it’s that repetitive use with one digit that could lead to problems,” said Stacey Doyon, vice president of the American Society of Hand Therapists and a registered occupational therapist in Portland, Maine. The BlackBerry, which debuted in 1999, employs a full QWERTY keypad for thumb typing to automatically send and receive e-mail. About 2.5 million people currently use BlackBerries, more than double from a year ago. An executive for Research In Motion Ltd., which makes the BlackBerry, said the company considers ergonomic factors when designing its keyboards. “Of course, any product can be overused … so people should listen to their own bodies and adjust their routine if necessary. But I would caution against confusing rare examples of overuse with the typical experience,” Mark Guibert, vice president of marketing, wrote in an e-mail. Musculoskeletal disorders, which include repetitive strain injuries, accounted for a third of all workplace injuries and illnesses reported in 2003 – the latest data available, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Specialists say the thumb – considered by many as an island because it is set apart from the other fingers – is among the least dexterous digit and is not meant to be rigorously worked out. For people who insist on typing more than a sentence with their thumbs, external keyboards that connect to the gadgets may be a less painful alternative, said Dr. Jennifer Weiss, assistant professor of orthopedics at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Treatment for BlackBerry thumb may include wearing a splint and applying ice to the affected area. If the pain persists, doctors may opt to inject the thumb area with a cortisone shot. Surgery may be required as a last resort. John Orminski, a 44-year-old information technology manager from Pontiac, Mich., went to a doctor in the spring after feeling a strain in his right thumb. On any given day, Orminski uses his thumb repeatedly to punch in clients’ telephone numbers, scroll through his address book and update his calendar on his BlackBerry. Orminski already suffers from golfer’s elbow – a form of tendinitis – from playing the sport. But unlike his elbow pain, which occurs in spurts, Orminski’s thumb woes tend to flare up more often. He recently started physical therapy for this thumb – receiving electrical stimulation and massage to relax the muscles. “It can get sore and tender, but I’m learning to live with it.” 160Want 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

first_imgMobile phone company Three has made a pledge not to re-introduce roaming charges between the UK and Ireland after Brexit.The announcement has come as a relief to border customers, who have been concerned about extra phone charges for travelling outside the EU.Three Ireland and Three UK have both moved to assure customers that their roaming experience will not be affected by Brexit this year. “We are taking the industry lead on this issue and giving the assurance to our customers that the roaming experience that they have in the UK today will continue after Brexit, whatever shape that takes,” said Robert Finnegan, CEO of Three Ireland.Sinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty has welcomed the commitment from the company and urged others to follow suit.The Stranorlar area councillor said: “I very much welcome this announcement by Three that they will not reintroduce Roaming charges for its customers on the island of Ireland or travelling to Britain.“We fought a long hard battle with the mobile operators on a European level to get these charges abolished in the first instance, and it was a very real concern that they would make an un-welcome return, particularly for those of us who live in border areas. “However, the onus is now on the other mobile phone operators to make the same commitment, follow Three’s lead, and pledge not to reintroduce these charges. Brexit, whether hard or soft, cannot be used as an excuse to impose extortionate charges for using a mobile phone in your own country,” Cllr Doherty concluded. Three promise to keep UK roaming free is welcomed in Donegal was last modified: April 4th, 2019 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) Tags:BrexitCLLR GARY DOHERTYphonesTHREElast_img read more