RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook Twitter Homepage BannerNews HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Google+ Facebook PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Previous articleBlow for Armagh as Jamie Clarke to return to USANext article180 part time census workers to be recruited in Donegal admin Successive governments have failed Lifford Hospital – Doherty WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp By admin – January 5, 2016 There have been claims the needs of Lifford Community Hospital are being continually ignored despite numerous HIQA reports pointing out that upgrades are needed in various areas.Cllr Gary Doherty, a Sinn Fein candidate in the forthcoming General Election says while staff are doing the best they can, the failure to carry out improvements may be putting patients’ lives at risk.Councillor Doherty says this is an ongoing issue which the current government has failed to address…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/garylifford.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Pinterest
The Marlins postponed their flight home Sunday night after their series finale against the Phillies. Pitcher Jose Urena was scratched from his scheduled start in Sunday’s game, and catcher Jorge Alfaro went on the injured list Friday. No reasons were given for the moves, but manager Don Mattingly said those who tested positive would be quarantined in Philadelphia. The Marlins’ precarious health raised anew doubts about MLB’s ability to finish the season during a pandemic.TRUMP-OPENING PITCHTrump now says he won’t throw first pitch at Yankees game July 27, 2020 No fans for NASCAR races at Dover next month UNDATED (AP) — The NASCAR weekend in late August at Dover International Speedway in Delaware will take place without fans. State officials denied the track’s request to host a limited number of fans in the interest of public health and safety. The track is to host an Xfinity Series race on Aug. 22 and a Cup Series race the next day. NASCAR has run race weekends without fans with limited exceptions, notably at tracks in Tennessee and Texas.QATAR-BID NEW YORK (AP) — Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving is committing $1.5 million to supplement the income of WNBA players who choose not to play this season. That can be because of coronavirus concerns or social justice reasons.The funds will come from the KAI Empowerment Initiative that Irving launched today. It will also provide players with a financial literacy program created by UBS.The WNBA season began Saturday and will be played entirely at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. To be eligible for Irving’s program, WNBA players must give insight into their decisions and not be receiving salaries from any other entity.CONFERENCES-SCHEDULINGAfter talk of collaboration, conferences go their own way LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA says Lou Williams of the Los Angeles Clippers is being quarantined for 10 days because of his trip out of the league’s bubble last week to attend a family member’s funeral. Williams will miss at least two of the Clippers’ seeding games, including their July 30 opener against the Los Angeles Lakers. It’s possible he could miss more than two since his likely release will be Aug. 4, the day of the Clippers’ third seeding game.IRVING-WNBA SALARIESIrving commits $1.5 million for WNBA players skipping season Qatar interested in bidding for 2032 Olympics, ParalympicsUNDATED (AP) — Qatar is keen on hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.In a letter to the International Olympic Committee, the Persian Gulf nation has expressed an interest in hosting the world’s biggest sporting events. Qatar is turning its focus to bringing the Summer Games to the Middle East for the first time as it prepares to host the region’s first World Cup in 2022. A bid for the Olympics comes as Qatar continues to face corruption allegations over how it won the rights to host the World Cup in a FIFA vote in December 2010. Update on the latest sports UNDATED (AP) — Plans for the college football season — if it is played — should start coming into focus this week. They will trickle down from the top of major college football. The Power Five conferences are putting in place revised schedules they hope will make it easier to manage potential disruptions brought on by COVID-19. The Power Five commissioners talked a lot in the spring about the importance of collaboration and trying to launch the season together, with all of the Football Bowl Subdivision acting in unison. The way things are heading, that appears to be out the window. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCAR Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — The displaced Toronto Blue Jays won’t start playing in Buffalo until Aug. 11. The Blue Jays will play their first scheduled homestand — July 29 to Aug. 2 — on the road in Washington and Philadelphia. Baseball began a 60-game season last week shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic. The team said in a statement Sunday that there needs to be infrastructure modifications at Sahlen Field, where the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons usually play. CLIPPERS-WILLIAMSLou Williams quarantined Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMARLINS-VIRUSMarlins’ home opener postponed as they deal with virus MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Marlins’ home opener tonight against Baltimore has been postponed as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak that stranded them in Philadelphia. WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won’t throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium next month after all. In a tweet Sunday, Trump blamed the turn of events on his “strong focus” on the coronavirus, vaccines and the economy, but promised that “We will make it later in the season!” Last Thursday, on Major League Baseball’s opening day, Trump revealed during a White House briefing that he’d throw the first pitch at Yankee Stadium on Aug. 15. VIRUS OUTBREAK-BLUE JAYS-BUFFALOBlue Jays will play first home game in Buffalo Aug. 11
WORLD CUP 2018 QUALIFIERDuro IkhazuagbeThe Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) early hours of tuesday announced full bonuses for Super Eagles players and officials for the 1-1 draw with the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde on Monday evening. This gesture from the NFF is coming on the heels of the crucial Match day 5 clash of the World Cup 2018 qualifier with Zambia in Uyo on October 7.President of the NFF, Amaju Pinnick, made the announcement of the full bonus of $5,000 to each of the 23 Super Eagles players on board the ARIK Air Bombadier CRJ 1000 aircraft flying the Nigerian delegation back from Yaounde on Tuesday morning.The African champions fought back valiantly in the second half to equalize Nigeriaâ€™s one goal lead from first half. Moses Simon gave Eagles the edge in the 30th minute to silent the partisan Cameroonian fans.Apparently satisfied with the valuable four points Nigeria snatched from the six at stake against Cameroon, Pinnick, offered to further lift the morale of the Eagles with the full bonus for a master-class performance.â€œWhen the draw was made last year, people said ours was the Group of Death. But you have stayed very much alive with scintillating performances and done the nation very proud,â€ began the NFF chief who is also a CAF executive committee member.With Nigeria comfortably in charge of the Group B of the Russia 2018 qualifiers and only needing a draw against the Chipolopolo to seal the passage to the Mundial, Pinnick insisted that Nigeria will not take anything for granted.â€œEven before the conclusion of this second match against Cameroon in Yaounde, we had started the arrangements for the match against Zambia. The Chairman of Organizing Committee (NFF 1st VP, Seyi Akinwunmi) will travel to Uyo this week to see Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State and they will go through the check-list together.Pinnick said nothing will be taken for granted in preparing to host the Zambians in Uyo.â€œNothing will be left to chance. It is a very big match, and the way things have turned out against Cameroon, it is now an even bigger match than the ones we played against Cameroon. There must be no room for error,â€ revealed the NFF chief.Pinnick spoke glowingly of the youthfulness of the new Eagles.â€œThis team has not only shown capacity to go very far, but the youthfulness gives you the assurance that it can even go farther. You look at the players and you are happy that there is a future for Nigerian Football.â€œYou take a first look at the team and you see players like William Ekong, Wilfred Ndidi, Leon Balogun, Alex Iwobi, Chidozie Awaziem, Tyronne Ebuehi, Kelechi Iheanacho and now we have Ola Aina as well.â€œWe are working on getting Tammy Abraham. There are others like Henry Onyekuru and Olanrewaju Kayode. I believe we are so blessed and that this team will cause a big stir in Russia, and if not in Russia, in Qatar in five years time,â€ pledged Pinnick who also doubles as member of the important Organising Committee of FIFA.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Bill NealWhere Only the Truth Matters• All this talk about what color Santa Claus is. I don’t care what color he is as long as he leaves “some-thing” under the tree!• Right now a bunch of you cats are trying to set your game in motion to take care of all your women for Christmas . . . and you know it won’t be easy . . . but you’ll get it done. You always do. But not me brother. I am in love!! Save money, save money, save money!• Indiana will win the East. You know it. I know it. LeBron and Miami know it and Fred Crawford knows it!A Pitbull impersonator, left, hugs DJ Irie, right, during an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)• At this time of the year to all you so called saints, you pretenders, you non-givers, all of you that can give more to the less fortunate and don’t, please take a look in the mirror . . . and step up your game next year.< YOU HAVE NOW CROSSED OVER THE FINISH LINE >Merry Christmas !