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Jordan ranks Kobe ahead of LeBron: ‘Five rings beat three’

first_img‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Former NBA star Michael Jordan. AP FILE PHOTOMichael Jordan finally weighed in on the longstanding Kobe Bryant and LeBron James debate.During his Flight Camp in California, Jordan did not hesitate in replying “No” when asked if he would rank James over Bryant in the greatest basketball players of all time list.ADVERTISEMENT Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko retires Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Jordan, who is widely-considered as the best player in the history of hoops, offered a simple explanation to his answer.“Would I rank LeBron over Kobe in terms of best of all time? No,” Jordan told campers as captured by Bay Area Sports HQ.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“There’s something about 5 that beats 3,” he said. “Now [LeBron] may be mad at me now, but Kobe won five championships. LeBron won three.”The 32-year-old James, arguably, has been the best player for nearly the past decade. View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite So far, the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar has three NBA titles, three Finals MVP awards, four regular season MVPs among his growing list of accomplishments.Bryant, who retired after his 20th season all with the Los Angeles Lakers, has embraced heir apparent tag to Jordan. He finished third in the NBA all-time scoring list with 33,643 points and was also known for being one of the most clutch.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcanolast_img read more

Anglican Diocese awards outstanding women

first_imgDear Editor,The Human Rights and Social Justice Commission of the Anglican Diocese of Guyana closed the month off with a bang, as they celebrated International Women’s Day (observed on March 8, 2018) with a march and awards’ presentation on Saturday, March 31, 2018.The march began at the St George’s Cathedral and culminated at Austin House (the house of the Bishop). The awards’ presentation followed shortly after.The Commission believes it is important to speak to the commitment and contributions of women in the Diocese, and by extension Guyana; and to continue to press for the advancement of women in all spheres of life.Delivering the keynote address was Mrs. Sheran Harper, member of St. Sidwell’s Parish Church and a Worldwide Trustee of the Mothers’ Union. Mrs. Harper, in her address, highlighted the contributions of outstanding women in the Diocese, and urged others to join the movement. She noted her work, particularly with women in the hinterland areas, and called on members to be more supportive to vulnerable groups within their parishes and communities.The Commission awarded ten outstanding women for their sterling contributions to their parish and communities. These women were nominated because of their extraordinary performance and for going above and beyond their standard job requirements to ensure the comfort and happiness of parishioners and community members. Eight women were nominated and awarded for their contributions; these were Cheril Collins (St Mark’s Parish), Monica Case (St James-the-Less), Beatrice Amsterdam (Church of the Transfiguration), Yvonne Barrow (St Mark’s Parish), Lena Edmondson (St. Mark’s Parish), Thelma Spencer (Christ the King), Mrs. Wendell Roberts, and Beverly Coppin (St Aidan’s).The Bishop, the Right Reverend Charles Davidson, in his capacity as Bishop, awarded two other women for their offerings to the church. These were Rita Hunter, the first woman to be ordained deacon, and Schemel Patrick, Chairperson of the Human Rights and Social Justice Commission, for her steadfast contributions to the Commission and the advancement of human rights.Another part of the programme saw the Commission handing over its first donation to the Ministry of Social Protection, as part of a partnership with the two bodies. The Commission has committed to regularly donating much needed equipment and sanitary and food supplies to the Ministry of Social Protection’s safe houses.In an effort to respond to the needs of women and children affected by gender-based violence, the Human Rights and Social Justice Commission has launched a “We Care” Campaign in all parishes to offset this partnership. The “We Care” campaign will remain as part of the church’s caring around the year.Accepting the contributions on behalf of the Ministry of Social Protection was Manager of the Gender-Based Violence Unit, Akilah Doris. She expressed the Ministry’s gratitude and welcomed what she described as a marriage between the Diocese of Guyana and the Ministry of Social Protection. She also noted that this is the first time that a church group was contributing to the Ministry’s safe houses. Ms. Doris noted the difficulties faced by many women who find themselves in violent situations, and expressed the Ministry’s hope in building more safe houses across the country.The local Human Rights and Social Justice Commission is a product of the Provincial Commission on Human Rights and Social Justice. It is the duty of the HRSJ Commission to keep under constant review all matters relating to social justice and human rights in the Diocese of Guyana, and to make recommendations to the Bishop on the development of strategies which will assist the Church in furthering its work on these issues. The Commission believes that the church has a voice and a role to play in educating and empowering its parishioners and communities.Schemel PatrickChairperson, HumanRights and SocialJustice Commission –Diocese of Guyanalast_img read more

Huskies conclude season series with Beaverlodge

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Taking the ice with a short bench the task for the Beaverlodge Blades was made even tougher last night as they made the trip to Fort St. John. The Huskies meanwhile had nearly a full crew on the ice and it showed on the way to a 15-3 win.After building a 4-2 lead in the first the Huskies blew the game open in the second frame with seven goals to lead 11-2 after 40 minutes.With the game well in hand Fort St. John added another four goals while the Blades tacked on another to round out the scoring in the game.- Advertisement -Assistant coach Todd Alexander said despite the score he feels as though those in charge of the Blades organization are doing good things with the team, and credited the coaches and players for playing a clean game.“They were a little short benched tonight. It’s tough sometimes for them. Not that we wanted to rub any mud in their face by any means. It’s a good group of coaches over there and I think they’re doing good things. I know it didn’t show on the scoreboard but their discipline was a testament to that. It was a good, clean hockey game,” he said.As for his club’s performance Alexander said the opening stages of the game left a lot to be desired, but after a talk in the first intermission the problems were corrected the rest of the way.Advertisement “We were a little bit sloppy in the first period. We had a quick chat about it and made an adjustment in the second period and once we started moving the puck and playing our game a lot better it started to show,” he said.Scoring for the Huskies were Cayle Bell (3), Ryan McDonald (2), Jacob Lang (2), Michael Dupuis (2), Jared Lowen (2), Lucian Serban, Jordan Harder, Thomas Webster, and Josh Robinson.The win puts Fort St. John three points ahead of the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings for third place, though the Kings do have two games in hand.The Huskies will wrap up the regular season next weekend with a double header Saturday and Sunday against the North Peace Navigators.Advertisementlast_img read more

‘Not even a top player and LFC still can’t get him!’ – ‘hurt’ Kopites on Depay deal

first_img Liverpool wanted to sign Memphis Depay but he will join Man United instead 1 There may be no Memphis Depay deal for Liverpool, but fans are already looking at other possible transfers.At one point it appeared as though the Reds may pip rivals Man United to the signing of the PSV winger, but it has now been announced that the 21-year-old will move to Manchester in the summer.MAN UNITED FANS LAUGH AT LIVERPOOL OVER DEPAY TRANSFERSo, no Depay, but at least some Kopites could make light of the situation, with one on Twitter insisting the Reds will fight United for Burnley striker Danny Ings…last_img

Lethal injections face review

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.With society’s view of cruel and unusual punishment shifting dramatically in recent decades, legal experts say the almost universal embrace of one form of execution – a lethal dose of drugs – has made the time right for an unprecedented review of how states end the lives of condemned killers. Most of the 38 states with the death penalty rely on the same three-drug combination to execute inmates, including California, where a challenge to lethal injection has put executions on hold for nearly two years. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to review Kentucky’s lethal injection method has ensured a near-moratorium on executing the more than 3,300 condemned prisoners in the United States will last until the justices rule next year. In recent years, the conservative, closely divided Supreme Court has scaled back the death penalty somewhat – barring the execution of juveniles and the mentally retarded. At the same time, the court made sure most death sentences were preserved. Legal experts say the justices could not wait any longer to weigh in on lethal injection. Lawyers for death-row inmates, armed with evidence of botched executions in states such as Ohio and Florida, have flooded courts around the country with legal challenges in the past few years. “I think the court felt absolutely compelled to step in and make some sense of this,” said Michael Laurence, director of California’s Habeas Corpus Resource Center, which represents Death Row inmates. “There is also the idea that the states need to get it right.” For all practical purposes, the Supreme Court has never addressed what it takes for states to “get it right” when it comes to executions. There is surprisingly sparse precedent on the subject, and the justices have never outlawed a form of execution. Most legal experts do not expect the Supreme Court’s ultimate ruling in the Kentucky case to end the death penalty. Instead, the consensus is the court will provide guidelines for what states must do to ensure that executions are carried out humanely, whether in the types of drugs they use or in the safeguards put in place during executions. A number of judges around the country have found serious flaws in state lethal injection methods. Last year, U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel in San Jose declared California’s process “broken.” Fogel is considering whether to put that legal challenge on hold while the Supreme Court reviews the Kentucky case. Legal experts predict the Supreme Court will follow the approach used several years ago when ruling that it is unconstitutional to execute mentally retarded inmates – rather than lay out a rigid protocol, the justices left it to the states and lower courts to set the standards for mental retardation in capital cases. “They are going to want to make sure executions continue,” said Deborah Denno, a Fordham University law professor and lethal injection expert. “But at the same time, there is going to be some sort of compromise.” The challenges to lethal injection center on the argument that the combination of drugs, coupled with sloppy procedures and inadequate medical training, create an unnecessary risk that Death Row inmates will suffer painful executions. That, lawyers argue, violates the Eighth Amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment. But even the handful of Supreme Court decisions touching on execution methods have not dealt with whether the mechanics of any particular method amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. Legal experts say the lethal-injection issue will put the Supreme Court in uncharted territory. “There is certainly no case on point,” said Ellen Kreitzberg, a Santa Clara University law professor and death penalty expert. “There is no case where there is precedent they need to follow.” Cases tucked in old law books aren’t expected to provide much guidance. In 1878, the Supreme Court refused to block the firing-squad execution of a condemned murderer in Utah, but the ruling dealt primarily with whether the states could choose their execution method as long as it wasn’t cruel and unusual. Rather than address the pain and suffering that might result from death by gunshot, the justices simply asserted: “The punishment of shooting as a mode of executing the death penalty for the crime of murder in the first degree is not included in that category.” The Supreme Court later took the same approach in two cases involving the electric chair, including a 1947 ruling that repeated malfunctions of Louisiana’s electric chair did not subject condemned killer Willie Francis to cruel punishment. Five aborted attempts to execute Francis, the court said, were nothing that “amounts to cruel and unusual punishment in the constitutional sense.” The Supreme Court has not addressed an execution method in the past six decades, as states continued to hang, shoot, electrocute and use lethal gas to carry out death sentences until the 1990s. At that point, ironically, the threat of court fights prompted most states to shift to lethal injection. Two key legal battles in the mid-1990s are likely to be examined as the Supreme Court weighs lethal injection. In 1994, the San Francisco- based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a bitterly divided 6-5 ruling, found that Washington’s hanging method was constitutional because the state took precautions to ensure a swift and painless death. But two years later, the 9th Circuit concluded that California’s gas chamber was unconstitutional because of evidence that inmates had suffered during executions. That ruling spurred the state to switch to lethal injection. But over the past five years, as virtually all states moved to lethal injection, court battles heated up, producing conflicting rulings in different courts – and a scattershot approach to executing inmates from state to state. (408) 286-0236 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Firing squads. Hanging. The electric chair. The gas chamber. None of these methods of execution tossed the nation’s capital-punishment system into as much disarray as lethal injection, the supposedly antiseptic solution to concerns about how best to put condemned killers to death. A metastasizing legal furor over lethal injection has forced the U.S. Supreme Court to examine a method of execution for the first time since 1878, effectively halting capital punishment around the country. One legal expert has dubbed it a “molasses moment” in death-penalty history. A confluence of historical, legal and social factors have pushed the showdown over lethal injection onto the high court’s docket – a paradox for an institution that never considered whether the hangman’s noose or “Old Sparky” were constitutional ways to put someone to death. last_img read more


first_imgA man has been acquitted at the Central Criminal Court of raping a woman during a night out in Donegal when they were both 18.The now 21-year-old accused had pleaded not guilty to rape of the woman in the alleyway of a Donegal town in July 2012.The Irish Times reports the two teenagers were in an alley kissing and engaging in consensual sexual behaviour when the accused allegedly raped the girl despite her protests. She was left with severe bleeding and went to the emergency room later that night.It was the defence case that the two had sex but the accused stopped immediately when the girl said “no, not here.”In interview, the accused said he he was “very, very sorry” for his actions. When he was asked by the interviewing garda what he was sorry for he replied “for drinking and for trying to have sex with her without her consent”.The jury viewed footage of the accused’s interview with gardaí ­ during which a garda aggressively questioned and swore at the accused.The defence said the investigating garda used very crude language and phrases and spoke over the accused during his interview. The garda said in evidence that his interviewing manner was “firm but fair”.During her closing speech, prosecuting counsel Pauline Walley SC, said she “doesn’t for a moment stand over” how the garda conducted the interview but said that the evidence “was out there” regardless.The woman wept heavily as the verdict came in.Mr Justice Tony Hunt told the jury in such cases any verdict would be hurtful to someone. “I suspect that’s why I see what I see this morning,” he said, referring to the woman’s distressed state.He said all rape trials were difficult but cases where “consensual things are alleged to have turned into something else are extraordinarily difficult to probe”.He said the verdict was a finding “in the cold light of day” and not a judgement against anyone. He added that both the accused and complainant had probably suffered while waiting for the trial.During the trial the woman gave evidence she went to a night club with several friends where she ran into the accused. She knew him and had kissed him four or five times before but never had sexual intercourse with him, she said.She wanted to go outside to make a phone call and the accused offered to go with her. Once outside he said he wanted to use an ATM and led her up a back alley which had no street lights she said.She said at this point the man “put me against a wall” and started kissing her, “which was fine”. She said he then started digitally penetrating. When he tried to make her touch him she said she responded “no, not here, there’s no way this is happening here.”She said he then had sex with her against her will while holding her arms at her sides. She said she tried to make herself as rigid as possible but he was too strong for her. This lasted less than a minute and afterwards she noticed she was bleeding.“The pain was unbelievable, it was so bad,” she said. “I couldn’t scream, I was paralysed.“I was in shock, I was in so much pain. I knew I could scream all I wanted and nobody would hear me.”Asked if she consented to intercourse she replied, “I said right from the start that this wasn’t happening here. He knew fine rightly that I didn’t want that to happen.”During cross-examination Shane Costelloe SC, defending, put it to the now 22-year-old woman that she made up a story about being raped because she was embarrassed when friends asked her about a blood stain on her dress afterwards.“I put it to you that the rape allegation was a response to you being mocked,” counsel said. The woman denied this.Mr Costelloe went on to suggest that the woman wanted to later recant her statement because it was not true.“You tried to extricate yourself from the situation first by refusing to tell gardaí ­ who raped you and second by asking gardaí ­ if you could withdraw your statement.”The woman replied that she asked to withdraw her statement initially because she was “terrified” about how formal the situation was becoming and because she “just wanted to forget all about it”.YOUNG DONEGAL MAN ACQUITTED OF RAPING GIRL IN ALLEYWAY was last modified: February 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:acquitteddonegalrapelast_img read more


first_imgLETTERMACAWARD NOTESPadre Pio Relic Anyone wishing to pray at home with the Padre Pio Relic please contact Jean 0876385480 Mary 9546889 or Martin 0863459114Graveyard Blessings Blessings Prayers and the Rosary of both Graveyards will be held on Sunday afternoon 14th July. The Old Graveyard at 2pm and Cíle Bríde Graveyard at 3 pm. Church of Ireland Celebrate the 225th Anniversary of our Church with us: During the event 12th to 14th of July in Lettermacaward there will be an exhibition in the old Rectory. On display are old photos, historical documents and old books and records and some equipment from days gone by. Exhibition is open Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 6. Call in, look around and have a cup of tea with us. For more details check the website ( for life There will be an All Ireland Rally for Life on Saturday 6th July starting at 2 pm in Parnell Square Dublin City Centre. Bus leaving Glenties at 8.00 am. Contact Mc Guiness Travel for more detailsHalla Naomh Bríde Hall Activities are Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm Jackpot € 3.625.00 on 45 numbers or less. Art every Tuesday, 11.00am – 1.00pm All new comers welcome. Children’s Irish Dancing Class Tuesday’s at 4.30pm. For further information please contact Claire on 087 6316 211 or Jackie on 086 1500 622. Bowls every Tuesday night, 8.00pm – 10.00pm Unislim Every Wednesday 11.00am -12.00pm & 7.00pm – 8.00pmLETTERMACAWARD NOTES – LOCAL CHURCH OF IRELAND TO CELEBRATE 225TH ANNIVERSARY was last modified: June 30th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lettermacaward noteslast_img read more


first_imgSinn Féin Finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty has today introduced a Bill in the Dáil that would introduce a cap on the excessive interest rates charged by licensed money lenders.Currently there is no cap in operation with some lenders charging up to 210% APR. The Bill will be debated in the Dáil next Tuesday and Wednesday during Sinn Féin’s private members time with a vote taking place on Wednesday evening.Deputy Doherty said: “Under existing legislation there is no cap on the interest charged by licensed moneylenders. Some lenders charge an APR of up to 210%. What politician or Government Minister could support such high charges?“Families struggling with the rising cost of living, increasing taxes and charges, and loss of income are faced with no other option than to take out high cost loans just to pay week to week bills. According to an Irish League of Credit Union study 10% of households are turning to moneylenders to pay household bills.“Some lenders are getting rich on the back of hard pressed families. They can only do this because government condones excessive interest rates.“Of the 46 moneylenders currently operating with licences in the state, 29 of them have APR’s of more than 100%. Fourteen of these charge over 150%. “A 210% APR means that a €500 loan taken out by a struggling family to pay a gas or electricity bill would cost them €186 if the loan was for six months and €375 if the loan was for twelve months.“Given that a €500 loan from a credit union would cost the same family €13 and €25 respectively. There is simply no justification for this massive mark-up.“Such excessive interest rates push hard pressed families further into financial stress and poverty.“There is no moral or economic justification for the absence of a cap on interest rates charged by licensed moneylenders. The Bill I am publishing today proposes a cap of 40%. This would mean that while some lenders would be required to charge less than this, no lender could breach the 40% cap.“This would mean the €500 loan would cost the struggling family a maximum of €50 over six months or a maximum of €97 over twelve months. “This level is fairer to customers while allowing licenced lenders to operate on a sound commercial basis.“There is an urgent need for the government to introduce a cap on interest rates. There is also a need for a more wide-ranging reform of the regulation of licenced moneylenders and the policing of illegal loan sharks.”DOHERTY LAUNCHES BID TO REGULATE MONEY LENDERS was last modified: July 12th, 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)last_img read more

Hittner and Timmer Named Enterprise Bank MVC Scholar-Athletes of the Week

first_imgTimmer led Drake to a pair of MVC wins by averaging 23.0 points per game on the week while shooting 58.3 percent from the floor (14-of-24), 53.3 percent from the three-point arc (8-of-15) and going perfect 10-of-10 at the free throw line. Timmer opened the week by scoring 28 points with six three-pointers, on 11 attempts, and adding four assists in the 25-point win over Illinois State. He followed that by scoring 18 points on a 6-of-9 shooting in the Bulldogs road win at Indiana State. 10 of those 18 points came in the final five minutes to help the Bulldogs preserve its second MVC road win of the season. Timmer’s 28 points marked his eighth 20-point game of the season and moved him into second-all time in career scoring at Drake with 1,677 career points. Timmer holds a 3.51 GPA in Drake’s Doctorate of Pharmacy program.  ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Drake men’s basketball senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) and Drake women’s basketball sophomore Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, presented by Enterprise Bank and Trust Company, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. The two student-athletes were honored for their performances during the period of Jan. 1-7, 2018. Both Timmer and Hittner were also honored earlier this week as MVC Basketball Players of the Week. Wednesday’s honors mark the fourth time the Bulldog’s men’s and women’s basketball programs have swept the weekly award as well as Drake’s 11th and 12th honor of the 2017-18 academic year. Timmer and Hittner have each earned the honor three times this season. Redshirt freshmen and first-year junior college transfers are not eligible. In addition to the academic qualifications, student-athletes are evaluated on their athletic performance during the period. 2017-18 Drake Missouri Valley Scholar-Athletes of the WeekSept. 6 – Josh Yeager – Men’s Cross CountrySept. 13 – Kyle Brandt – Men’s Cross CountryOct. 4 – Kyla Inderski – VolleyballNov. 28 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballNov. 28 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 6 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballDec. 6 – Sara Rhine, Women’s BasketballDec. 13 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 3 – Nick McGlynn, Men’s BasketballJan. 10 – Becca Hittner, Women’s BasketballJan. 10 – Reed Timmer, Men’s BasketballPrint Friendly Version Hittner averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as she helped Drake go 2-0 on its first MVC road trip of the season. In the Missouri State victory, she poured in a game-high 24 points behind an efficient shooting performance of 6-of-10 from the floor, including making 3-of-6 from behind the three-point line and 9-of-10 from the free throw line. Hittner also added six rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes. She scored a game-high 15 points in the victory of SIU behind another 6-of-10 shooting performance while adding seven rebounds, three steals and a career high seven-assists. Hittner leads the Bulldogs with 15.4 points per game, the second-best mark in the MVC. Hittner currently holds a 3.94 GPA as a business studies major.  To qualify for Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week laurels, student-athletes must carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.20, completed at least one academic year at a Valley institution and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.last_img read more


first_imgThis weekend marks the culmination of Donegal’s Earagail Arts Festival, a two week celebration of music, theatre, visual arts, film, literature, circus and carnival that took place across the northwest.This year’s festival had something for everyone, from family and outdoor events to theatre, comedy, art, workshops and music from all corners of the world.There are a number of events taking place this weekend and tickets are still available. Bookings can be made via An Grianan Theatre on 00353 74 9120777 or online at Eduardo Niebla – Friday 25 July 8pm – €15 and €12, Regional Cultural Centre, LetterkennyIn a career spanning four decades, guitar virtuoso and composer Eduardo Niebla has been acclaimed as one of the most potent forces in flamenco music.His highly lyrical style, with explorations into Indian, Arabic and classical music, has resulted in some of the most poignantly poetic guitar playing on the world circuit.He has recorded 23 albums and has written music for films and documentaries. In what promises to be a spellbinding evening of fleet-fingered virtuosity, Eduardo Niebla and his trio will present a repertoire of stunning flamenco jazz from his latest albums at the RCC on.He will be joined by the Donegal Youth Choir and The Errigal Singers in two specially composed pieces.Lisa O’Neill – Saturday 26 July 8pm – €15 and €12, An Grianan Theatre, LetterkennyIt’s been an incredible year for Cavan’s Lisa O’Neill.With a new album Same Cloth or Not she won over fans and critics alike. Her rich aged folk voice, melancholic melodies and brilliant lyrical wit marked her a genuinely unique Irish artist.Her live shows became much talked about affairs with the audience welling up one moment, and in stitches the next.Lisa toured Ireland and mainland Europe this year with Glen Hansard, supported David Gray on his Irish tour and James Yorkston on his UK tour.Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble – Saturday 26 July 10pm – €10, The Greenroom, Letterkenny Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble is a 14 strong outer-national group of Afrobeat exponents from the four corners of the world.They are a musical crossroads made up of musicians that have washed up on our shores and share an ancestral understanding of the Underground Spiritual Game, playing a blend of free flow Afrobeat rhythms and heavy dance-floor Afro funk.The band was founded in 2012, when a group of Afro-beat enthusiasts started meeting up regularly at down-town jam sessions in Dublin.From there, they began making plans to form a new collective that would combine their various musical interests with their particular world view, a fitting finale for the closing party of EAF 2014.  (The show is 18+)The Donegal Master Fiddlers EAF Closing Concert – Sunday 27 July 8pm – €15 and €12, An Grianan Theatre, LetterkennyThe Donegal Master Fiddlers gala concert is a celebration of the life and music of three of the county’s greatest living traditional fiddlers – Vincent Campbell, Dinny McLaughlin and Danny Meehan.Each Master Fiddler will be introduced in turn by a younger renowned fiddler, Vincent Campbell by Martin Mc Ginley, Danny Meehan by Aiden O’Donnell and Dinny McLaughlin by Roisin Harrigan.This feast of traditional Irish music will also feature the Campbells (Vincent, his brother Jimmy and nephew Peter), Dinny McLaughlin’s group and Fidil the new generation of Donegal fiddlers (Ciarán Ó Maonaigh, Aidan O’Donnell and Damien McGeehan).The opening performance of this incredible night of music will come from an even younger generation of musicians drawn from the Ceol na Coille School of Irish Traditional Music.Earagail Arts Festival is funded by The Arts Council of Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Donegal County Council.EXCITING LINE-UP OF ENTERTAINMENT THIS WEEKEND AT THE EARAGAIL ARTS FESTIVAL was last modified: July 25th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:2014EAFEaragail Arts FestivalEntertainmenteventsFeaturesnewsWeekendlast_img read more