Over 100 people attend Letterkenny protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza

first_img By News Highland – July 18, 2014 News LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter Facebook Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Over 100 people attend Letterkenny protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ Twitter Facebook Previous articleStrabane accused of attack on man who has not regained consciousness in Derry refused variation on bailNext articleHistoric Herdmans Mill site bought by Strabane Euromillions winner News Highland Over 100 people gathered at Market Square in Letterkenny today at lunchtime to protest at the escalation in Israel’s offensive in Gaza, which has seen up to 250 Palestinians killed, dozens of them children.The situation intensified last evening when a ground offensive began, despite UN calls for the situation to be defused.Today’s Letterkenny protest was organised by Sinn Fein – Donegal North East TD Padraig Mac Lochlainn says this and other events around the world send an important message of solidarity to people in Gaza………Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/podgaza.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Pinterest Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterestlast_img read more

Click and collect app tipped to boost bakery sales

first_imgMmmLunch is an app that enables bakery customers to browse, order and pay before collecting their baked goods at a pre-arranged time.The app, which can be branded with a baker’s logo, means “no more customers being turned away by long queues”, according to developer Trask Tech.The app is designed to save time and money lost on customer orders that are never collected, because all orders received through the mmmLunch app are fully paid for. It also comes with a free website and marketing pack.For a limited time, the app is free for bakeries to sign up to – with the developers taking a 5% cut of every order placed through the app. There are no card processing fees, and no contracts or obligation to remain with the company, should the scheme not work as well as expected.Bakeries are increasingly looking at the opportunities around ‘click and collect’ style services.Greggs, for example, is trialling a workplace food delivery service, but has ruled out home deliveries in favour of customer collection.“While we do not see an opportunity in home delivery, we do believe that a smartphone-based order-and-collect service for customers offers a future opportunity,” said Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside. “Building experience with customer delivery will enable us to develop this channel, with the initial aim of converting our existing lunchtime platter business to a digital platform.”In July 2016, the first Starbucks Express store in Europe opened in London’s Canary Wharf. Instead of ordering and paying at the till, a customer is prompted to order when they enter the store. For customers who choose to order ahead, mobile order and pay is also integrated.Starbucks is also launching an artificial intelligence-powered ordering system, allowing customers to place their orders via voice command or messaging on their phone.last_img read more

PCL 4-Day Tournament….. Jaguars lose late wickets after restricting Prides

first_imgTHE Guyana Jaguars led Barbados Pride by 55 runs with eight second innings wickets in hand at the end of the penultimate day of the Day/Night fourth round Regional Four-Day Championship fixture.Batting a second time,the hosts reached 32-2, when bails were lifted at 22:20hrs last evening at the Guyana National Stadium.Opener,Shimron Hetymer,and night watchman Gudakesh Motie will resume today on 14 and one respectively.After bowling the visitors out for 288, the hosts struggled in their second innings, and in the closing stages, Rajendra Chandrika (0) and Leon Johnson (13) squandered their wickets to hand the Barbadians the advantage.Earlier, Test batsman Shai Hope (70) and Royston Chase (57) stroked contrasting half-centuries but the Jaguars’ bowlers fought back to secure a slim 23-run first innings lead.Left-arm spinner Veerasammy Permaul was the main wicket-taker in the hosts’ bowling attack with 4-48. He received support from fellow left-arm spinner Motie (2-55) and pacer Keon Joseph (2-70). Medium pacers Raymon Reifer and Christopher Barnwell were the other successful bowlers.AT the start of the day, Hope and Shamarh Brooks continued from their overnight score of 48-2, and maintained their intent of frustrating the Guyanese, taking their third-wicket partnership to 83.They succeeded for 58 minutes into the day’s play, and built on their solid platform with relative ease, facing little pressure either from the Guyanese bowlers or from the pink ball that did not do much in the air.Veerasmmy PermaulWhile Shivnarine Chanderpaul was guilty of a dropped catch when he gave Hope a life on 30, at first slip off the lively Joseph, Reifer bowled a terrible spell in which he struggled for line and length, and bowled a number of no-balls.Both batsmen were allowed to score freely until Motie ended the partnership when he had the 28-year-old Brooks caught at the wicket for 41. His innings lasted for 79 balls, 119 minutes, and he reached the boundary on seven occasions.Royston Chase joined Hope and greeted Joseph with three fours:two off of edges and one was an authoritative cover drive,all in one over.He then lofted Motie over the long on boundary before Hope registered his seventh fifty at this level by lifting Motie for a six over the long-on boundary. His fifty came up off 126 balls, 165 minutes, with eight fours and a six.The West Indies pair continued in solid fashion, with Chase, who earlier in the year became the fourth West indies player to score a century and take five wickets in a Test (137 not out and 5-121 against India), in particular quick to pounce on anything that was short or wide.The 24-year-old glided his way to a half-century that seemed to come far too easily, off just 74 balls, with seven fours and two sixes.However, Permaul broke the 77-run stand on the stroke of dinner when Chase played forward, and in the process overbalanced, allowing Anthony Bramble to pull off a neat stumping. He batted for 91 minutes and faced 93 balls.After the break, the 23-year-old Hope and Shane Dowrich made the most of ideal batting conditions and frustrated the Guyanese attack for 70 minutes before the hosts broke through, when Permaul removed Hope, through a top-edged sweep. His innings spanned 288 minutes, 231 balls, inclusive of 10 fours and a six.Jonathan Carter was then dismissed, bowled by Motie without scoring, after which the second new ball was taken at the 89th over, and although it was a tough slog for the pacers, Joseph was impressive in his diligence. His eye-catching pace accounted for the removal of Dowrich (44), with the final ball of the second session.Justin Greaves was then greeted with a vicious bouncer from Joseph, who was unlucky not to add to his wicket tally, after regulation catches offered by Stoute were put down by Barnwell and Leon Johnson respectively in the slip corridor.However, Greaves (20) and Stoute (26), were both removed in quick succession by Permaul before Barnwell trapped last man, Kemar Roach leg before wicket.The hosts were in immediate trouble when discarded West Indies opener Chandrika was trapped leg before wicket by the first ball of the innings from Roach.Hetymer, who survived a chance on three, and together with Johnson took the score to 28 before Johnson was taken at extra cover off Chase.However, the former West Indies Under-19 captain and Motie survived to the end.BARBADOS Pride 1st innings (O/N 38-2)K Brathwaite c wk Bramble b Joseph 6A Alleyne c Chandrika b Reifer 8S Hope c Johnson b Permaul 70S Brooks c wk Bramble b Motie 41R Chase st Bramble b Permaul 57S Dowrich c Hetymer b Joseph 44J Carter b Motie 0K Stoute lbw b Permaul 26J Greaves b Permaul 20K Roach lbw b Barnwell 1J Warrican not out 1Extras: (nb-9, b-5) 14Total: (all out; 104.1 overs) 288Fall of Wickets: 1-15, 2-17, 3-100, 4-177, 5-210, 6-210, 7-243, 8-277, 9-286, 10-288Bowlers: Joseph 20-2-70-2, Reifer 17-44-59-1, Barnwell 9.1-1-31-1, Permaul 34-16-68-4, Motie 24-10-55-2GUYANA JAGUARS 2nd inningsR Chandrika lbw b Roach 0S Hetymer not out 14L Johnson c Brooks b Chase 13G Motie not out 1Extras: (nb-4) 4Total: (for the loss of two wickets; 10 overs) 32Fall of Wickets: 1-0, 2-28Bowlers: Roach 5-1-14-1, Chase 5-1-18-1last_img read more

Shoaib Akhtar advocates adding a ‘G’ before Rohit Sharma’s name to represent the word…

first_imgAdvertisement 1j65NBA Finals | Brooklyn VsyawWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E0ad( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) cmWould you ever consider trying this?😱7dz6Can your students do this? 🌚u2qjRoller skating! Powered by Firework Before India’s first test against South Africa, a big section of supporters doubted Rohit Sharma’s position in the test squad. A magnificent 176 at Vishakapatnam has shut them up and reminded everybody that modern Indian Cricket is synonymous to Rohit Sharma.Advertisement This fact was even acknowledged by Pakistan legend Shoaib Akhtar in his facebook video.Advertisement “I had asked Rohit to add a G, for Great before his name (Great Rohit Sharma) and play in the manner going in with the mindset that he is the best batsman in India,” Akhtar said in the video, refering to 2013.The Rawalpindi express also added that – Rohit is also turning out to be a modern-day great like Virat Kohli and Steven Smith. The former Pakistan pacer also said that in future when India face-off against England in a five-match Test series, Rohit could amass 1000 runs in the rubber and will surpass Smith’s run tally of 774 runs in the recently concluded Ashes series.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Basketball Under the Lights

first_imgPhotos and story by George Mazzeo |RUMSON – Under the setting sun on the banks of the Navesink River, the cheers of excited parents and basketball fans can be heard emanating from Victory Park. The “D” League, for seventh-to 10th- grade Rumson and Fair Haven boys, is in full swing and the competition is heated. With slick passes, smooth shooting and some turnovers too, the boys hone their skills, learn the game and wow the fans.The vision of Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) Bulldogs head basketball coach Chris Champeau, the league has been a staple on summer Friday nights in Rumson for several years. Champeau, who serves as league commissioner and game announcer, encourages the players, chides the referee and generally provides fun to the festivities with his commentary. “Shempy,” as Champeau is affectionately known, refers to Victory Park as “the most beautiful basketball venue in the United States.” It may be, with striking sunsets and moonlit skies providing a backdrop for arcing jump shots.The teams, sponsored by local businesses, are coached by RFH high school varsity basketball players. All the kids who sign up get a chance to play and the third quarter is always the “futures quarter,” featuring the youngest players. The season ends Friday night Aug. 24.This article was first published in the August 23-30, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Klopp hails Liverpool’s inner steel after Brighton win

first_imgSpanish replacement Adrian came on but his first act was to pick the ball out of the net as Lewis Dunk rolled the free-kick past the Liverpool wall and an unprepared goalkeeper, setting up an anxious finale for the home side.“We brought on a frozen goalkeeper,” said Klopp.“Everybody sitting here is probably not warm yet so imagine you go out there in shorts, and really thin shirt and gloves that are not for keeping you warm!“Then some people let the free-kick happen like that, like a little bit sleepy.“But we kept fighting — Adrian especially helped us with two really good saves but with cold feet he couldn’t kick the ball as far as he wanted.”There was more drama, and anxiety from home supporters dreaming of seeing their team win a first league title in 30 years, in the closing stages.Adrian saved well from a fierce Aaron Mooy shot before the Spanish keeper almost fumbled a Pascal Gross header over his own goalline.– ‘Don’t fool ourselves’ –Still, thanks to Van Dijk, who is in contention for the Ballon d’Or award in Paris on Monday, Liverpool had a sufficient cushion to survive.With Liverpool having seen Manchester City draw 2-2 with Newcastle moments before they kicked off at Anfield, it took 18 minutes for them to take a deserved lead after Gross fouled Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain outside the Brighton area.Trent Alexander-Arnold floated in the free-kick and Van Dijk rose powerfully above Adam Webster to head in his second goal of the season and first since the opening day.It did not take as long for Van Dijk to wait for his third — six minutes to be precise — as Brighton failed to learn from conceding the opener and allowed the same combination to double the lead.This time it was from a left-wing corner as Alexander-Arnold delivered a perfect cross and the Dutch defender rose magnificently to beat Dunk and power a bullet header past a helpless Mat Ryan.The Brighton keeper had already made three key saves to keep his side in contention, two from Roberto Firmino and another from Sadio Mane.But, as the half progressed, there were moments of concern for a Liverpool side about to endure a 12th consecutive game without a clean sheet.Davy Propper was denied by Alisson and Dunk missed the target, unmarked, from 12 yards.The second half opened with Dunk glancing a header wide and Aaron Connolly shooting straight at Alisson.“I’m really happy and proud at the desire the boys showed,” said Klopp. “And the red card made it a really special win.“We don’t think about the points gap, or when people talk about 11 points. Leicester plays tomorrow (Sunday) so it could be eight.“We’ve won 13 games but none of those 13 games was easy.“We don’t think before a game, this will be easy. We’re completely concerned with different things and don’t fool ourselves that we’re favourites in certain games.”0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Jurgen Klopp hailed his Liverpool side’s character © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp praised the character of his Premier League leaders after a first-half double from Virgil van Dijk lifted them 11 points clear despite the sending off of goalkeeper Alisson Becker in a 2-1 win over Brighton on Saturday.The Brazilian was dismissed on 76 minutes as he raced out of his area to handle an attempted chip by Brighton substitute Leandro Trossard.last_img read more