Former WWE star Jim ‘The Anvil’ Neidhart dies at 63

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal 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 Jimmy Hart said Neidhart seemed in good health when they last saw each other in April on WrestleMania weekend.“He was witty, he was funny. He seemed sharp as a tack,” Hart said.Neidhart was a shot put star in high school in California in the early 1970s and had brief tryouts for NFL teams before becoming a pro wrestler.The Hart Foundation started as bad guys in WWE and won their first tag team championship in 1987 with the help of a crooked referee. They won the tag titles again in 1990 but split up not long after their second reign ended. Bret Hart was the wrestling technician of the team, while Neidhart brought the raw force and power that made them fan favorites later in their run.As a singles wrestler, Hart would become one of the biggest stars in WWE history and made the promotion’s Hall of Fame. Neidhart foundered for most of the 1990s before aligning again with Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman and the British Bulldog to form a new Hart Foundation and become the top faction in WWE.Hart is the only wrestler from that incarnation still alive.“He was very gifted athletically, even though Bret got more of the credit,” Ross Hart said. “He was more of the power behind the team but at times he did some incredibly gifted things in the ring. He was like a water buffalo. He was tough to control and tame.”Neidhart wrestled briefly for other wrestling promotions and had brushes with the law and spent time in drug rehabilitation later in life.But he found a second act as comic relief on “Total Divas” and was filmed going shopping with his daughter and teaching wrestlers how to play golf.Neidhart is the latest in a string of former wrestling stars who have died in 2018, including Bruno Sammartino, Vader, Brian Christopher and Nikolai Volkoff.   /kga View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Neidhart’s daughter, known as Natalya, wrestles for the WWE and is a former women’s champion. Neidhart made appearances with his daughter on the WWE reality series “Total Divas.”“My dad was always a fighter,” she wrote in an Instagram post.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Neidhart, Bret “Hitman” Hart and manager Jimmy “The Mouth of the South” Hart made up the Hart Foundation stable in the 1980s and 1990s, and the tag team won two WWE championships.“What a great run we had. I couldn’t believe how it took off,” Jimmy Hart told The Associated Press. “But the reason why was, Neidhart was such a great character back then. Bret was more cool, the girls loved him. Neidhart and myself were kind of the evil twins.” Peza offers relief to ecozone firms ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Off to battle DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced MOST READ Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, who joined with brother-in-law Bret Hart to form one of the top tag teams in the 1980s with the WWE, has died. He was 63.The Pasco Sheriff’s Office said Neidhart fell at home, hit his head and “succumbed to his injury” on Monday in Wesley Chapel, Florida. No foul play was suspected.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Neidhart married Bret Hart’s sister, Ellie, and became part of the famed family wrestling dynasty in Canada. Stu Hart trained his sons, including Bret and former WWE star Owen Hart, as well as Neidhart in the 1970s. Neidhart started his pro wrestling career in Stu Hart’s Stampede Wrestling promotion and eventually signed with the WWE in 1985.Hart posted a picture on social media of himself with Neidhart and the WWE tag team belts around their waists with the caption, “Stunned and saddened. I just don’t have the words right now.”Neidhart wrestled mostly for WWE from 1985 to 1997 and was known for his pink and black gear, maniacal laugh and goatee.Ross Hart, his brother-in-law and a former pro wrestler, told The Associated Press that Neidhart suffered from Alzheimer’s disease and it was believed he suffered a grand mal seizure on Monday.“He got up (Monday) morning and went to lower the temperature on the air conditioner and he just collapsed and I think died pretty quickly,” Hart said. “I think this was stemming from Alzheimer’s, which he’d been battling for some time. It’s a struggle he’s been going through.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Tan Tan B and other Artists Condemn Violence Against Women

first_imgTop music industry headliners, including Tan Tan B, has condemned violence against women and children, and any act that dehumanizes them in the society.“Dehumanizing women and children in any form is wrong and unacceptable,” said Tan Tan B.He said that musicians have come to realize that they have a role to play in society and are committed to ending violence against women as they did to end Ebola in Liberia.“When there is a key issue or national issue, it is our obligations to speak about it as entertainers. When the Ebola situation intensified in Liberia, we fully got engaged in the fight through songs and videos that aided the process,” he added.The rapper, who spoke on behalf of the group, MoHOPE, pledged their full support to end violence against women and children anywhere in Liberia.The group made the announcement at a well attend press conference over the weekend at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MGCSP).“We all know the importance of campaigning to end violence against women and children. They might be your sisters and mothers, but more importantly, they have rights and their rights must be protected,” Tan Tan B said.He said despite the end of the 16 Days of Activism that denounces violence against women and children by the Ministry and its partners, the group remains committed to carrying out 365 Days of Activism to end violence against women and children, with the motto: “It starts with you and ends with us.” According to him, in the coming months, they will be releasing new songs, videos and dramas that support the fight to end violence against women and children.Tan Tan B, who is also the son of the Vice President of Liberia, called on everyone that is engaged in violence against women and children to immediately desist from such acts, “because it is tarnishing the reputation of men.” “It is necessary that every man in the county, including all musicians, join the fight. There should be no reason why men should abuse women and children,” he said.In a brief remark, Deddeh A. Kwekore, Director for Gender Based Violence at the Ministry, lauded the group for pledging their support to ending violence against women and children. Madam Kwekore described the group’s support as a timely intervention. Other members of the group in attendance were: Soul Smiter, J Glo, Speedo’o, Terziq da CIC, Fullest 4, T Wax, among others.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Govt prepared to listen to GTT’s concerns – President

first_imgGovernment is willing to listen to the concerns of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Company onPresident David Grangerthe passage of the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2016, though it believes the telephone giant has nothing new to express.During an interview on “The Public Interest”, President David Granger made it clear that the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance For Change (APNU/AFC) administration is a consultative government and will therefore listen to the concerns of GTT.“It took a long time for us to bring the Bill to its present state. All parties now in the coalition participated in the Special Select Committee. We heard evidence from the major companies; there is nothing we haven’t heard but we are prepared to sit and listen with them,” he stated.The President noted however that by no means will government take any measures which will reverse the progress made to liberalise the telecommunications sector.“We want to make sure that they all recognise that liberalisation is the direction in which the country is travelling and we don’t want any impediments,” Granger emphasised.Following the passage of the telecommunications bill, GTT Chief Executive Officer Justin Nedd called on the government to honour its contract with service providers.He posited that in order for the sector to be liberalised, GTT will have to negotiate with the government.GTT, which had legal monopoly on international voice and data transmissions and the domestic wireline service, has always declared that the sector is free because of the existence of other service providers.But, Digicel, its biggest competitor, had contended otherwise due to the many limitations in its desire to expand services to the people of Guyana.Though GTT has publicly stated that it welcomes the liberalisation of the telecommunications sector, it still wants to further negotiate with government on the matter.It is unclear what exactly the company wants further discussions on.The GTT CEO only proffered that the company is not asking for the monopoly to remain but noted there are some things that need to be resolved.“Right now there are many grey areas we trying to resolve and we’ve been operating in those grey areas for several years, so we’re optimistic that with liberalisation, it will be clear. Businesses need predictability so once we have predictable operating environment, we know that we can focus on driving the business, providing good services and satisfying the customers,” the GTT head had stated.Additionally, Digicel is awaiting an engagement with government to discuss its licence and regulations for a level playing field.With the liberalisation, opportunities will now be available for other service providers to make investments in Guyana.President Granger, when prompted, indicated that he is not aware of any service providers expressing interest in making an investment locally. (Devina Samaroo)last_img read more

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Area freeway funds take exit

first_imgLast Friday’s show of force by state and local legislators on a bridge overlooking a crowded 10 Freeway interchange had no apparent effect on the California Transportation Commission. A revised list of recommendations by CTC staffers released Monday nearly doubled the amount of money available for freeway funding from a recently approved transportation bond measure. Despite the extra money, San Gabriel Valley cities not only failed to get funding for one long-awaited project, they also lost funding for another project that had already been approved. “The bottom line is, the San Gabriel Valley got totally screwed,” said state Sen. Gloria Romero, D-Los Angeles. “What did we do to lose every single dollar?” The updated list again leaves out $70.5 million in upgrades to the long-congested San Gabriel River (605) and San Bernardino (10) freeway junction. Commission staffers also cut $97.3 million for a first-phase car-pool lane extension on the 10 between Puente and Citrus avenues. The latter funding had been included in an initial list of projects recommended for approval. At the same time, CTC staff added a $730 million car-pool project on the San Diego (405) Freeway that was initially left off the list. Local lawmakers have long claimed that San Gabriel Valley projects are regularly scuttled in favor of those in the politically powerful Westside. At Friday’s freeway press conference, Romero accused the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of lobbying more strongly for the 405 project, at the expense of the 605/10 interchange. On Monday, Romero pointed to the latest CTC recommendations as proof that the eastern portion of the county is being shortchanged. She added that if further lobbying efforts fail, San Gabriel Valley cities may have to reconsider how well they are represented on the MTA. “This is the Los Angeles County MTA, and I would reiterate the word county,” Romero said. “There are 10 million residents in L.A. County, and 4 million in the city of L.A. That leaves 6 million who should be questioning how this money was recommended.” Baldwin Park Councilman David Olivas echoed Romero’s concerns. “It is clear that the lobbying effort for that part of Los Angeles County overwhelmed the voice of the San Gabriel Valley, and that is not acceptable,” Olivas said. Local politicians have pointed out that L.A. County initially received 12 percent of the initial $2.8 billion available for freeway improvements statewide. Yet the county accounts for more than 28 percent of California’s population. The new CTC recommendations increased the amount of funding available this year for freeway improvements statewide to $4.5 billion from $2.8 billion. The money comes from $20 billion in transportation bonds approved by voters through Proposition 1B in the November election. And while projects in San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego counties got additional funds, the lion’s share of the increases in L.A. County went to the Westside’s 405 project. “There appears to not have been an effort to distribute the funds more evenly throughout the area, and that is certainly a concern,” said Duarte Councilman John Fasana, a member of the MTA Board of Directors. “It is bad news for the San Gabriel Valley.” Baldwin Park Mayor Manuel Lozano said he has contacted Romero’s office, as well as the office of Assemblyman Ed Hernandez, D-West Covina, and L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina to help lobby for reinstating at least some of the funding taken away by the CTC. He said he will be part of a delegation that will head to the CTC hearing Wednesday in Irvine, where a final decision on the funding will be made. “We have been totally disenfranchised,” said Lozano, pointing out that in addition to the 405 project, Orange County also received $387 million for car-pool lane upgrades. “We are tired of having to hear every morning about Sigalerts in Baldwin Park. The fight is not over.” Lozano added that if local politicians cannot persuade the CTC to change course, they will lobby the MTA directly to fund the 605/10 interchange upgrade with whatever state money the agency gets. Federal officials also expressed disappointment at the CTC recommendations. Rep. Hilda Solis, D-El Monte, who co-authored a bipartisan letter from the state congressional delegation to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asking for additional funding for L.A. County, said she felt the CTC had undermined the San Gabriel Valley. “This is not just about Baldwin Park but about all the communities that traverse this area,” said Solis. She added that she would work through the congressional appropriations process to get more money for San Gabriel Valley transportation improvements. “I agree the 405 needs to be funded,” Solis said, “but not at our expense.” fred.ortega@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306 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

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Gerry invites you to run, walk, and cycle to raise funds for Cancer Care this Sunday

first_imgRaising funds can be a daunting task but for Ballybofey man, Gerry Byrne, it’s all more than worth the effort and to this end he has organised a 35 mile cycle and 5k fun run this Sunday just to prove it!Gerry has faced up to the challenge of cancer and from personal experience knows the tremendous asset both Cancer Care West and the Good and New Cancer Bus have proven for the people in Donegal.The bus has provided a valuable and essential service to the many cancer sufferers from all over the north­west who have to travel to Galway for treatment. The bus does not receive any funding and depends solely on the kindness of those who donate or organise various fund raising events as well as the income generated from the Good and New Charity Shop at Canal Road, Letterkenny. It takes up to €1,000 per week to keep this bus running and the service to date has helped almost 600 people since it started in 2009. Cancer Care West is dedicated to providing support to anyone affected by a cancer diagnosis in a safe, nurturing and accessible environment. It aims to provide an holistic service that complements medical treatments through the provision of residential accommodation and support services.Patient support is the central focus of everything it does. Its priority it to equip all they meet with the practical and emotional support the need to maintain peace of mind and quality of life. Cancer Care West also provides cancer awareness and educational programmes and supports research into patient care.Gerry says he had his ‘eyes opened’ as a patient when he discovered just how much these charities were supporting cancer suffers in this area on a daily basis without any funding whatsoever from government or any of the statutory agencies.“On one particular day the bus had 21 people from Donegal going to Galway for treatment. They had to leave their families and stay away for the duration of their treatment and this can have a traumatic effort for all, particularly where someone may be caring for relatives at home.” “In one case I know of a daughter had to take her elderly mother who was in her care with her to stay in Galway while she was having treatment. Not only does this cause stress to all but there are financial implications in circumstances like these and not everyone would be able to go and avail of the treatment if it were not for the services provided by the two charities”, he says.This Sunday, September 4, people all over Donegal will get a chance to boost the much needed funds of these charities as Gerry has organised a 35­mile cycle and a 5k fun run – both events starting at the Finn Valley Athletic Club centre.The cycle registration will take place with a bike sign in at 9am with participants leaving the centre at 10am. The cost per bike is €10. The route will see them travel from Stranorlar via Barnesmore Gap, back around via the Derg Line to Castlederg, on to Castlefin then returning to the Finn Valley Centre. The fun­walk will leave at centre at 11am the follow the local 5k circuit around the Twin Towns and entry fee for this is €5.For more information you can contact Gerry on 087 6595754Gerry invites you to run, walk, and cycle to raise funds for Cancer Care this Sunday was last modified: September 1st, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:5kBallybofeycancer carecharityfundraisinggerry byrnegood and new cancer buslast_img read more

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Nabil Fekir tipped to join Bayern Munich in January, and end Liverpool talk for good

first_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The Reds looked to have all but secured a deal for the highly-rated midfielder before pulling the plug at the last minute, amid reported fears over his previous injury history.However, his future remains unclear, with Liverpool tipped to rekindle their interest heading into the January window. LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LIVING THE DREAM LATEST IN DEMAND Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ targets REVEALED center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Fekir stayed at Lyon over the summer despite rumours of a Liverpool switch Bayern Munich have jumped to the front of the queue for Lyon star Nabil Fekir.Liverpool have been tracking the World Cup winner for some time now and were close to snapping him up during the summer. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 But now Bayern Munich are preparing their own move for Fekir, according to Kicker.The German giants have endured a tough start to the new season and will look to add firepower to their attack during the January window.They have set their sights on Fekir and are prepared to fight off any rival interest to take him to the Bundesliga. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on last_img read more

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4 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: RESULTS, REPORTS AND TABLE

first_img4 Lanterns USL Results & Reports 11.05.14ResultsDrumkeen Utd   3   3   Swilly Rovers Fanad Utd.   1   4   Cockhill CelticDerry City Res.   2   0   Bonagee Utd.Letterkenny Rovers   Finn Harps Res. ReportsAll Square in DrumkeenDrumkeen Utd. 3Swilly Rovers 3Swilly Rovers were the visitors to St Patricks Park for this Thursday evening game. Before the match started a minutes silence was observed in memory of the late Willie Mc Laughlin who sadly passed away last week. The game got off to a lively start with four goals in the first half hour, Drumkeen went ahead after five minutes when Eunan Kelly headed home a Darren Cassidy corner. This was Drumkeen’s second corner and, by that stage Swilly had also won a free kick and corner which were both taken by Laurence Toland and both easy for Paul McAuley to deal with, The home team then had a couple of more chances with Conor Carlin and Ronan Coyle both shooting wide. Swilly were level after twelve minutes. Laurence Toland went down under a challenge from Ryan Gildea and referee Paul Duddy awarded a penalty. Calvin Mooney took the spot kick which hit the cross bar and bounced down into the net. Shortly after that at the other end, Carlin had an effort saved by John Roulstone. Swilly then took the lead after Twenty minutes, Paul McAuley took a free kick which had been awarded for offside and unfortunately for him his free went straight to Calvin Mooney who fired it home for his second goal of the game. Mooney grabbed his third goal on the half hour after he was played in by the impressive Laurence Toland. The play was switching from end to end and Gary Patton headed over at the other end, Drumkeen finished the half strongly forcing Swilly to concede several corners.They started the second half in the same fashion and had efforts from Carlin and Cassidy which both went over the bar and Darren McCready forced a save from Roulstone. All their pressure paid off in the 52nd minute when Gary Patton pulled a goal back when he scored from 12 yards after the ball had been laid back to him. Swilly who had been very lively in the first half seemed to run out of steam in the second half and Drumkeen had the best of the last half hour although Laurence Toland did have an effort that went wide on 75 minutes. With 15 minutes left Mickey Rogers had used up all his 3 allowed substitutes. One of those who came on was Gavin Reilly and he was involved in the equaliser with less than 10 minutes remaining he surged forward and passed it to Gary Patton on the right wing, Patton’s cross found Conor Carlin who slotted it home for the equaliser. That set it up nicely for the last few minutes but neither side could find a fourth goal to claim the three points. Paul Duddy blew the final whistle and both teams had to settle for a point. This wasn’t really a three all thriller but it was a good enough game to watch. Both managers will probably be disappointed with the result as a point was not much use to either team in their quest to close the gap on Cockhill, The games don’t get any easier for Drumkeen as their next one is away to Cockhill. DRUMKEEN- Paul McCauley, Mickey Carrol, Benny Bonner, Ryan Gildea, Eunan Kelly, Philip Whyte, Darren Cassidy, Darren McCready, Conor Carlin, Ronan Coyle, Gary Patton. SUBS -David Shovlin on for Whyte 63mins, Brian Mc Grory on for Bonner 63mins,Gavin Reilly on for Gildea 70 mins, Peter Mc Namee, Justin Deasley,SWILLY- John Roulstone, Darren Dunworth, Gareth Colhoun, Marty Boyce, Dylan Hegarty, Ryan Shields, Jordan Toland, Marty Mc Daid, Michael Mc Hugh, Laurence Toland, Calvin Mooney, SUBS- Ryan Mc Daid on for Ryan Shields, Cathal Diver on for Mc Hugh 80 mins, David Aina, Mark Wilson.Champions Collect another 3 PointsFanad Utd. 1 Cockhill Celtic 4League leaders Cockhill Celtic overcame 10 man Fanad United in an entertaining game at Traigh-a-Loch. The visitors started the stronger and took the lead in the 10th minute. Garbhan Friel latched on to a long ball before cutting inside Declan Sweeney and powering his shot into the far corner of the net. The goal seemed to spark Fanad into life and they started to apply pressure themselves. This pressure paid off in the 20th minute when Oisin Hasset broke through the defence only to be taken down by Gavin Cullen. Cullen was certainly lucky to only receive a yellow card for the incident as Hasset was through on goal. Brian McVeigh subsequently gave Cullen no chance with his penalty. Fanad had young keeper Shane Graham to thank for keeping the scores level at the break when he made 2 excellent saves in the 32nd and 35th minute. First from a Malachy McDermott shot and then from a Mark Moran shot.The second half started in a similar fashion with Cockhill having most of the possession while not creating any clear cut chances. The game changed in the 60th minute when James McCahill was adjudged to have fouled Mark Moran in the box. McCahill was then shown a straight red card for arguing about the decision. Garbhan Friel made no mistake with the penalty sending Graham the wrong way. 5 minutes later Friel should have completed his hat-trick only to see his shot blocked on the line by Declan Sweeney. A minute later Glenn McNulty blocked Gerry Gill’s shot on the line. Cockhill increased their lead in the 79th minute when James Bradley finished to the net after Graham had saved Friel’s shot. Garbhan Friel wasn’t to be denied his hat-trick though and in the 85th minute he finished into the bottom corner after Graham had made another good save. In the end Cockhill’s vast experience told but Fanad will point to the fact that Cullen could have been sent off earlier in the game and that might have affected the outcome. Best for Fanad were Shane Graham, Glenn McNulty and Declan Sweeney. Best for Cockhill were Mark Moran, Gerry Gill and Garbhan Friel.Fanad United: Shane Graham, Conor McGonigle (Keelin McElwaine 72), Daire McDaid, Kevin Murray, Declan Sweeney (Shay Durning 85), Glenn McNulty, James McCahill, Jordan McBride, Adam Serrinha, Oisin Hasset ( Conor Matthewson 77), Brian McVeighCockhill Celtic: Gavin Cullen, Kieran McLaughlin, Peter Doherty, Johnny Halvin, William O’Connor, Derek Doherty (Aidan O’Donnell 77), James Bradley, Malachy McDermott (Michael Noone 50), Mark Moran, Garbhan Friel (Gerard McLaughlin 85), Gerry GillRef: P CollLetterkenny Beat Harps to go 3rdLetterkenny Rovers 3Finn Harps Res. 1Letterkenny Rovers title ambitions remain on track following a hard earned 3-1 victory against a strong Finn Harps eleven at Leckview Park on Sunday afternoon.It was the home side who made a cracking start to the game netting twice in the opening 7 minutes. The game was barely 2 mins old when Chris Flanagan was robbed of possession by Oisin McMenamin down the left hand side. McMenamin powered into the box before crossing to the far post to the in rushing Kenny Doran and he got the final touch from 3 yards out despite the close attention of a Harps defender.In an exciting start Harps could have equalised just a minute later when Jason Quinn had to be at his best to deny Dean McConnell whose header was superbly tipped over by the young net minder. Rovers had Harps reeling yet again after only 7 minutes. The lively Kenny Doran did well to nip in and win the ball before being fouled by Aaron Scanlon. Doran got injured in the impact and had to be substituted 4 minutes later. Former Harps player Johnathan Minnock stepped up and scored the free from 18 yards catching Conor Winn out at the near post.The visitors did boss the rest of the first half with Matty Henry and Graham Fisher dominating midfield and would have caught the eye of the watching Harps management duo of Ollie Horgan and James Gallagher. After good efforts by Micheal Doherty and Darragh Black it was Henry who brought Harps back into the game. After some neat play involving Fisher, Black and Henry it was Henry with a sweet shot from outside the box which left keeper Quinn stranded in the Rovers goal. Packie Mailey was very commanding at centre half and Rovers created nothing more of note until the 43rd minute when Darren McElwaine had a header from substitute Matty Harkins cross just graze the topside of the crossbar with goalkeeper Conor Winn in no man’s land.The second half was a more even affair and with some dangerous set pieces Graham Fisher and Henry both went close with headers from superb deliveries by Micheal Doherty. Letterkenny came close on two occasions when Matty Harkins low shot was superbly tipped around the post by Winn on 64 minutes and a minute later Stevie Okakpo’s rasper of a shot was destined for the top corner only for Winn to show great athleticism to deny him. Lettterkenny brought on ex-Harps player Stephen O’Donnell on 70 minutes and it took no time at all for him to make an impact. His super cross from the right hand side following a quick throw in found the head of Matty Harkin who made no mistake from 5 yards out on 76 minutes. The game fizzled out after that and with Harps having no substitutes Letterkenny began to control proceedings although Micheal Doherty did force a quality save from Quinn with only 4 minutes left which could have made the game interesting if he had scoredNext up for Harps is a meeting with Derry on Tuesday night while Letterkenny are back at Leckview for a meeting with Fanad Utd on Wednesday.Letterkenny Rovers; Jason Quinn, Barry O’Donnell, Neil Lloyd, John Doherty, Johnathan Minnock, Glen Gallagher, Aaron O’Hagan, Stevie Okakpo, Kenny Doran, Darren McElwaine, Oisin McMenamin. Subs; Matty Harkin for Doran 11, Kevin McGrath for O’Donnell 45 Stephen O’Donnell for McElwaine 70.Finn Harps Reserves; Conor Winn, Christopher Flanagan, Aaron Scanlon, Packie Mailey, Graham Fisher, Matty Henry, Dean McConnell, Darragh Black, Conor McBride, Shane Buchanan, Micheal Doherty.Ref;Tommy McAreeDerry Keep Up the PressureDerry City Res. 2Bonagee Utd. 0Derry City Res. kept the pressure on league leaders Cockhill on Saturday afternoon in Buncrana after a hard fought 2 nil win over a good Bonagee outfit. Raymond Foy and Ryan Curran scored the goals that keep John Quigg’s team tucked in 3 points behind Cockhill with a game in hand as the league heads for the halfway stage.FixturesTuesday, May 13th at 7pmFinn Harps Res. v Derry City Res.   Ref. V. McLaughlinWednesday, May 14th at 7pmBonagee Utd. v Swilly Rovers Ref. P. DuddyCockhill Celtic v Drumkeen Utd. Ref. S. TonerLetterkenny Rovers v Fanad Utd. Ref. P. CollSunday, May 18th at 2pmBonagee Utd. v Cockhill Celtic Ref. T. McAreeDerry City Res. v Letterkenny Rovers Ref. S. TonerDrumkeen Utd. v Fanad Utd. Ref. V. McLaughlinSwilly Rovers v Finn Harps Res. Ref. P. Coll4 Lanterns Ulster Senior League Table 11.05.144 LANTERNS ULSTER SENIOR LEAGUE: RESULTS, REPORTS AND TABLE was last modified: May 11th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Ulster Senior Leaguelast_img read more

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SA stunned by Oscar Pistorius news

first_img14 February 2013 South Africans woke up on Thursday morning to the news that Paralympic and Olympic champion Oscar Pistorius has been remanded in police custody for the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp, 30, in his home in Pretoria in the early hours of the morning. Media reports allege that Pistorius accidentally shot Steenkamp, his model girlfriend, and there is speculation that he mistook her for an intruder. “Paramedics declared the woman dead on the scene and police proceeded with their investigation,” said South African Police Service spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale. “The woman sustained wounds to her head and upper body.” Police confirmed that a 9mm pistol was recovered from the scene and that a 26- year-old male was taken into custody. “I can confirm that a 26-year-old suspect will be appearing in the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court this afternoon,” Mogale said. Police declined to confirm the identity of the man in custody but confirmed that a woman was fatally wounded in a shooting at Pistorius’s house. Pistorius, 26, was the first double amputee to run in the Olympics. He is known as the Blade Runner because of the ground-breaking prosthetics he uses for racing. He made history at the London 2012 Olympics when he became the first amputee sprinter to compete in the able-bodied Games, running in the 400m and 4x400m relay. The Johannesburg-born athlete, who was born without fibulas in his legs and had the limbs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old, had to win a legal battle over his blades with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 2008 for the right to compete in able-bodied competition. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Solar solution mooted for Africa’s produce wastage problem

first_img4 November 2015In developing countries, particularly in the warmer climates of Africa and Asia, 45% of food goes bad because of a lack of cold storage. It’s a specifically tough challenge for small-scale farmers transporting fresh produce from rural farms to urban markets. Food can be left in scorching heat for hours, ruining it and ultimately leading to large financial losses for both farmers and sellers.An industrial start-up company in Lagos, Nigeria, has developed a solution: solar-powered refrigeration stations.ColdHubs, founded by entrepreneur-farmer Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu, could have the potential to solve the food wastage issue and help to save the livelihoods of the over 500 million farmers in Africa, Asia and Latin America.The idea has the potential to level the playing fields for small-scale farmers against large mass-production farming, giving them a competitive edge by solving storage challenges. For South Africa, the ColdHubs idea could help fulfil some of the goals of the National Development Programme, including sustaining rural communities’ economy and contributing to food security.Using solar panels to power the refrigeration, ColdHubs is an easily assembled, modular walk-in cold room that provides effective storage and preservation for perishable foods for up to 21 days, cutting down on food wastage by 80%. Farmers can rent the units as a pay-as-you-store subscription, making it cheaper to use.Designed for use in small-scale fresh food production and at informal food markets, ColdHubs’ units provide farmers with 12cm-thick cold insulation walls, keeping the inside temperature at a constant 5 degrees Celsius.Chosen by the science ministries of United Nations member states, the ColdHubs concept is one of 14 environmentally friendly innovations from over 800 global ideas that best represent the UN’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.Source: Celebrating Progress Africalast_img read more

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Hovisi® Charm Bridal Wedding Crystal Rhinestones Pearls Women Hair Comb Clip : Product looked lovely, but broke as soon as my

first_img Wore it for my wedding and i. Wore it for my wedding and i will be making my little girl wear it for hers. So strong and pretty stayed in my hair all day with. Would be suitable for brides. This is really lovely for the price paid. A little too heavy for the hairstyle planned, but a beautiful item. Would be suitable for brides, proms, balls etc. I ordered 6 of these for my bridesmaids. They’re beautiful and packaged really well. Can’t wait to see them in the girls hair. Excellent product and price. Fast devlivery, excellent product and price. Exaclty what i was looking for for my wedding day and an 8th of the price of other headpieces. Saved myself a small fortune. The photo does not do this product justice. It looked amazing and i had many compliments about this hairpiece on my wedding day, easily looks more expensive then it actually is.People were shocked at how little i paid. Highly recommend to any bride. Save your pennies and get this instead of the over priced headpieces in the bridal shops. Lovely clip but took 4 and a half weeks to turn up. Ordered it 3 weeks before i needed it and it didn’t turn up so was not very happy. This arrived very quick as i was told that it could take a while to arrive. Very beautiful piece and good quality. But i am really pleased with it. It’s heavier than it looks, but it’s absolutely gorgeous looks stunning. Bought it for my wedding think it will need to be assisted to stay in hair as the prongs arnt that long to carry the weight. But i am really pleased with it. The hair comb is really lovely but as the teeth. The hair comb is really lovely but as the teeth are strange my hair dresser had to put little elastic bands in my hair to hold comb securemy hair is thick so all was well hidden and the end result was lovley. Beautiful and elegant, arrived in one piece. Everyone who noticed it commented on how lovely it was. These are great, heavier than i thought they would be, but are stunning to look at and sparkle in the light, very pleased. Beautiful and quality is amazing. Beautiful and quality is amazing. They are a little heavy but will be fine for what i want them for.Totally delighted with how they glance best for my bridesmaids arrived. Absolutely delighted with how they search perfect for my bridesmaids arrived faster than imagined also.Very but larger than anticipated and requires time to get there. . It is rather and shiny so the high quality appears to be good. Failed to use it although as it is really huge and large and i considered it was ‘too much’ even for my wedding hairdo.I love this- it is extremely delicate but hefty and i. I love this- it is really fragile but large and i am hoping my bridesmaids enjoy it just as significantly as me so they can just about every have a person 🙂 havent attempted donning it nevertheless- it took ages to get there but i was happy with the final result.I like this hair clip – appears to be way far more expensive then it is. Shipping and delivery took a even though but i requested in plenty of time. I safe the clip in all around a bun and then clip in put as it is really major and my hair is fine but it completes any formal outfit and seems beautiful. Was also a bit more substantial than expected but for the reason that i ordered it for a wedding it appears to be like great.I acquired these for my bridesmaids to have on and they ended up fantastic. Just as attractive as some extra highly-priced hair extras on the market place and they did the work just as well. Pretty sparkly, shiny and the pearls include a wonderful touch of class. Couldn’t have requested for more.Lovely hairpiece, seemed much a lot more pricey that what your. Attractive hairpiece, seemed considerably more pricey that what your having to pay. Only difficulty is that the comb did snap off and i also seen that 1 of the gems has fallen out (wouldn’t detect except if seeking for it). But with any luck , i will be ready to get it resolve in time for my wedding and i can not wait around to use it 🙂 x. Gorgeous slides and prompt delivery. . These hair slides are gorgeous and great quality for the price. I was a bit worried about the delivery time as they were coming from china but i contacted the seller and they dispatched them immediately. Can’t wait to see them on my bridesmaids :-). I am such a happy bride right now. I ordered these items based on previous reviews, knowing that ordering from overseas can be a risk. They have just been delivered and what can i say?i am such a happy bride right now. They are a great size and a fab weight. The crystal and pearl details look like they have come from a store such as debenhams, and like they have cost £’s more. These would make fabulous gifts, but shhhh you don’t need to mention the fabulous price. Product looked lovely, but broke as soon as my. Product looked lovely, but broke as soon as my hairdresser took it out the packet. The comb part came away, luckily because of the design she was still able to pin it into my hair. I didn’t open it or try it out before i needed it so maybe i got lucky and it broke while there was still a chance to save my hair style.I guess you get what you pay for. These combs are gorgeous and very good quality for the price. Beautiful for weddings and special events. I would highly recommend this seller. Looked fantastic! Saved myself a small fortune!Product looked lovely, but broke as soon as my I am such a happy bride right nowLovely hairpiece, looked far more expensive that what your Love this hair clip!The Hair comb is really lovely but as the teeth Hovisi® Charm Bridal Wedding Silver Crystal Rhinestones Pearls Women Hair Comb Clip100% Brand new and high qualityMaterial: Alloy + pearl + crystalIt makes your look noble and charmFantastic hair accessories for Weddings, Proms, Parties or other special occasionsLength: Approx. 110 mm / 4.33″ Pin length: Approx. 55 mm / 2.17″last_img read more

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