Andy Murray will leave the Australian Open early if his wife goes into labour prematurely.Kim Sears isn’t expecting until mid-February, but Murray told the Daily Mail newspaper that he’s prepared to withdraw from the first major of the year if she goes into labour early.”I’d go home. For sure, yes,” Murray said in yesterday’s edition. “I want to make sure at the beginning I am there as much as I can be to try and help out, just be there for whatever is really required of me.”The Australian Open, where Murray has reached the final four times but never won, runs from January 18-31.Regardless of his result, Murray said he’s taking off all of February and won’t play again until the first round of the Davis Cup in early March at home against Japan. Britain will be defending the trophy that Murray led them to last month.The second-ranked Murray said he is looking forward to becoming a father.”I am excited about that,” he said. “People have asked me, ‘Do you think it will be a distraction?’ It might be a distraction, but it’s a good distraction.”It’s actually not good to all the time be just concentrating on tennis and your training all of the time. It is important … when you finish on the practice court, be able to just go away and be with your friends and your family.”Murray also reunited with coach Amelie Mauresmo and her first child Aaron in Dubai this week. Mauresmo gave birth in August and Murray hadn’t seen her since Wimbledon in July.”I really enjoy working with her,” he said. “The last six months not seeing her, it’s just nice to have her back as part of the team, and get that continuity going again.”
President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on Liberians not to panic over the reported resurgence of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) in the country. The government is well prepared to deal with the situation and bring it under control as quickly as possible, she reassured the public.Commenting on the new outbreak of the EVD in the country, President Sirleaf said though the news is disturbing, the Incident Management System (IMS), headed by Deputy Health Minister Tolbert Nyenswah, is well prepared to handle the situation, which she strongly believes cannot turn into a crisis.“I’m very confident that our IMS has the capability to contain it, isolate it and keep it to where it is and that it does not go any further,” she told reporters on Wednesday during a tour of Firestone’s Rubber Wood Factory in Margibi County.She indicated that the IMS is being “very proactive” with the case and putting in place all other necessary measures to ensure that it is quickly contained. “We have already quarantined all of the young people that were involved with this person who died,” she stated.Providing a background on how the new case emerged, President Sirleaf said, “We are trying to get to the root of how we got him, but we have not had the full report yet. However we have determined that one young man in the Smell-No-Taste area died, was buried and his corpse was even taken out for retesting. Yet, they say that there were certain young people that were involved in something, but I don’t know all the details.”Meanwhile President Sirleaf has indicated that vandalizing and destructive and disgruntled behaviors that are now becoming synonymous with Liberians is not the right way forward as it has the tendency to stall development and progress that the government is striving to achieve.Commenting about health workers being also on the rampage in demand of “Ebola money,” President Sirleaf noted that Liberians always want to take advantage of a problem to cause another problem.“Now we’ve got another problem. You know Liberians. Any time there is trouble, they use it for some kind of opportunity for another problem, and this is not healthy for us,” she said.Reports indicated that health workers went to the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) in Sinkor, Monrovia, where Tolbert Nyenswah and his team and their partners were meeting and carried out some rampage. “They took the generator, locked the people in and all of that because they say they want their Ebola pay,” she said.“Liberians have got to stop this kind of confusion. Once we have a problem we have to work together and solve it. When you create other problems for us, then you make us do things that you will not like,” President Sirleaf said with a frown.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 21-year-old suspect who was held on Wednesday for the murder of an overseas-based Guyanese who was shot dead during an attempted robbery has since confessed to investigators.This was confirmed by acting Crime Chief Paul Williams. He told Guyana Times that more work will have to be done before the suspect, who resides at 14thDead: Purcell MooreAvenue, Diamond New Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara (EBD), is charged and placed before the courts. This includes the case file being sent to the Chambers of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for advice.Purcell Moore, a father of two, who was visiting Guyana from Cayenne, was shot at least four times at Old Road, Craig, EBD, by two pedal cycle bandits who attempted to relieve him of the gold chain he was wearing. The shooting incident occurred mere minutes after the 42-year-old left his parent’s house at Old Road, Craig.Guyana Times was told that the clothes vendor arrived in the country two weeks ago to spend time with his parents. His niece, Nicarla Lamazion, explained that her uncle left home at about 05:30h and by the time he reached the end of the concrete strip, she heard four gunshots.She initially thought the sound of the bullets came from another direction but within minutes, a resident rushed to their home to inform them of the shooting. She noted that without hesitation, she rushed to the scene where she saw her uncle lying in a pool of blood.“I tried to lift him up but he wasn’t responding… by then some boys come with a car and we took him to the Diamond Hospital but he was already dead,” she added. She however, noted that based on reports received, her uncle had a scuffle with two men prior to the shooting incident. The chain, which the men attempted to take away, was found lying next to his body.A post-mortem examination is expected to be conducted on the body of Moore sometime today.Meanwhile, the Police are in pursuit of the second suspect as investigations continue.
Former Fort St. John City Councillor and small business owner Pat Pimm and won the BC Liberal nomination at a meeting held Friday night in Fort St. John at the Pomeroy Hotel. Liberal members in Fort Nelson listened into the speeches in the Wood Lands Inn.Pimm won on the third ballot – exact voting results are not released by the party, but the fact it went to three ballots indicates it was a close race between Pimm and the four other candidiates.Shortly after being announced as the winner, Pimm spoke to the media about his victory:- Advertisement -[asset|aid=1133|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=issues_and_answers-20090321T0852.mp3]
0Shares0000Chelsea’s Italian head coach Antonio Conte give a press conference at Chelsea’s Cobham training facility in Stoke D’Abernon, southwest of London, on October 17, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 3 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is not planning the January sale of defender David Luiz, as he focuses on Wednesday’s clash with Arsenal.The Brazilian centre-back has lost his place to Danish counterpart Andreas Christensen, who has already made 15 Premier League appearances this season compared to Luiz’s eight. A combination of injury and an alleged bust-up with Conte has seen Luiz linked with a transfer away from Stamford Bridge, including reports of interest from Arsenal, but won’t be going anywhere before a replacement arrives.“David improved a lot his physical condition in the last couple of days,” Conte said. “He worked with us and I think he could be in contention for the Norwich game.“I’m very happy to work with these players. I don’t see a problem. At the same time, I understand if some players are not playing regularly and want to leave.“My expectation is all the players we have in the squad will stay here and continue to work. Our squad is not big and for this reason it’s impossible to send on loan or sell one player if we don’t sign another player.”One player identified as a potential replacement for Luiz is Juventus stalwart Giorgio Chiellini, whose contract is set to expire at the end of the season.“Giorgio is a fantastic player but I think he wants to finish his career at Juventus,” Conte added. “I think it’s right to finish his career in this way.“A lot of speculation is normal when the transfer window starts. It’s a difficult moment for every coach. In this period we must be very focused on our target and we need to find the right concentration for the transfer market.”The Blues face the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium with the possibility of moving up to second place in the standings, and also have a League Cup double-header against the same opposition coming up later in January.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
“We came out and made a statement,” Irving said. “We guarded Giannis really tough. We stayed very physical with him. He’s so good around the rim, that mid-range area, we had to keep him out of there. I think we did a great job.”Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds, but much of his production came late when Milwaukee was already in a 20-point hole.The Celtics, seeded fourth in the Eastern Conference against the club with the NBA’s best record at 60-22, shot 54 percent against the league’s toughest defensive squad.Boston unleashed a 32-9 run in the third quarter, Horford scoring 11 in the spurt, to seize an 86-65 lead.While the host Bucks made one unsuccessful run early in the fourth quarter, they never threatened to erase that lead as they had done with a 15-point deficit in the first half.“Just coming out playing very aggressive, playing poised, understanding they are very tough to beat on their home floor,” Irving said when asked about the key to Boston’s success.“It’s our preparation, our focus and being there for one another. This is the time you show why you go through the ups and downs of the regular season.”The Bucks, the NBA’s third-best scoring club, shot only 34.8 percent for the game.Antetokounmpo went 7-for-21 from the floor but was denied inside position by Boston’s varied defensive schemes.The Greek star’s teammates could not step up and offset his lost production when asked by the Celtics, who dropped two of three regular-season meetings with Milwaukee.Both teams were coming off first-round playoff sweeps.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo attempts a shot in the Celtics’ NBA playoff victory Sunday © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP / Dylan BuellWASHINGTON, United States, Apr 28 – Kyrie Irving and Al Horford sparked the Boston Celtics to a 112-90 romp over the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday in the opener of their best-of-seven NBA second-round playoff series.Irving had game highs of 26 points and 11 assists while Horford scored 20 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, blocked three shots and led a solid Celtics defensive effort that shut down Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Says David Warren, president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities: “There’s no question when Harvard acts on any issue, it has an impact. It’s the stone in the pond and it will reach every institution.” The Harvards of the world set the tone for what other institutions will do, once they can afford it. And these latest announcements reflect a recognition in the top circles of higher education that college costs a lot even for middle- and upper-middle-class families. The latest initiatives clearly target that group. Most of these schools had already eliminated loans for the poorest students, so the benefits of these policies come further up the income scale. In Harvard’s case, families earning more than 90 percent of the national average will see thousands of dollars in savings. The colleges say they have grown increasingly convinced that there is an educational value in sparing students – at all levels – any worry about loan repayments. Jim Bock, who heads Swarthmore’s financial aid and admissions offices, remembers what it was like to have fewer choices than his classmates because of his loan debt when he graduated from Swarthmore in 1990. “Two people in the $120,000 range, they could both be factory workers, first-generation (immigrants), with no retirement savings,” Bock said. “They could be two schoolteachers.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonAbout time, some say. At four-year private colleges, average tuition and fees rose 6.3 percent this year to $23,712, according to the College Board. At elite private schools, the full list price, with room and board, is typically double that. Meanwhile, endowments at those places have soared. Harvard’s increased nearly $6 billion last year – more than all but about a half-dozen schools have altogether. Michael Dannenberg, a scholar at the New America Foundation, notes that’s also approximately the figure Congress spent this year to cut student loan interest rates, from 6.8 percent to 3.4 percent, for the whole country. So what’s making elite schools more generous now? Pressure to act on affordability has been building from several quarters, including parents, lawmakers and alumni, some of whom think their alma maters have gotten greedy with their pricing power. And colleges jumped at once in part to grab attention during the season when high school seniors are making final decisions about where to apply. The next question is how many families will feel the benefit. After all, the schools involved enroll the tiniest sliver of American college students. Fewer than one in five college students attends private institutions, and most of those attend less selective and expensive institutions than those lately in the news. When it comes to paying for college, cash-strapped families have had a few good tidings of late. A string of elite, private colleges have announced major boosts in financial aid. Duke kicked things off two weeks ago with a plan to spend an extra $13 million on aid by capping loans and eliminating any required parental contribution from families earning under $60,000. Two days later, Harvard said it would tap its $35-billion endowment to eliminate loans entirely from its student aid and replace them with scholarships. It will also spend millions helping families that are better-off, even those earning well into six figures. Now, nobody wants to be left behind. The University of Pennsylvania, Pomona, Swarthmore, Haverford and Tufts all announced they would eliminate loans – more than doubling the small number of schools promising all students a debt-free graduation.
The Ulster Secondary Schools Swimming competition was held in Ballymena over the weekend and Loreto, Letterkenny did extremely well.The school was represented by: Senior: Emma Harvey, Niamh McHugh, Intermediate: Ellen Doherty and Junior: Emma Vaughan, Sarah Duffy, Cliodhna McHugh, Chloe Tinney, Georgia Keys, Meabh Rafferty, Alison Dowling, Emma Tinney, Dearbhla McDermott, Hannah McMenamin, Cora Bond and Shauna McFadden. All swimmers swam well with quite a number of swimmers achieveing new PB’s.On Friday evening Emma Harvey qualified for the finals of the 100metres back whilst on Saturday pride of place went to Emma Vaughan.Emma got a bronze medal in both the 100m breast and 100m IM and thus qualified to travel to Ternerife with the Ulster Secondary Schools team at Halloween.This was the first swimming competition for quite a number of these young swimmers and this experience should be of great benefit to them in the future. LORETO SWIMMERS DO WELL IN ULSTER EVENT was last modified: November 27th, 2012 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:letterkennyLoretoswimmers
Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 3 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Henderson was caught swearing during England’s behind-closed-doors game against Croatia but was not punished ADVICE Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Mourinho was allegedly calling out ex-United players Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand during his outburst Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 3 BEST OF Jose Mourinho was cleared of an FA charge after Manchester United used a case of Jordan Henderson swearing at an opposition manager.The governing body were reportedly “surprised” when an independent commission found the Red Devils boss not guilty of using abusive, insulting or improper language. Mourinho was filmed mouthing the words into a BT Sport camera after United’s comeback victory over Newcastle last month.It was alleged the Portuguese said: “fodas filhos de puta”, which translates as “f*** off sons of a b****”, in what is though to be an attack on ex-United players Paul Scholes and Rio Ferdinand, who have voiced their criticism of him in their role as television pundits.The case was referred to an independent panel but was thrown out which appears to have stunned the FA’s disciplinary department.The FA has an extremely high success rate in disciplinary cases. One estimate, made a few years ago, put it at 99.5 per cent. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade no dice Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 3 Henderson turned to the Croatia bench and shouted: “Are you the f***ing ref?” at Croatia boss Zlatko Dalic, who was appealing for a decision in his team’s favour on the touchline, but received no punishment from the referee of UEFA.It will become clear next week how United argued Mourinho’s case when the written reasons behind the commission’s judgement are published on the FA website.The FA will then make a decision on whether to launch an appeal against the independent commission comprised of former footballers and managers.If Mourinho was found guilty, he would have been likely to face a two-match ban, as was the case when Wayne Rooney swore into a TV camera during United’s win against West Ham in 2011. This is the first high-profile case the FA has lost since it failed to get Eden Hazard’s ban increased from three matches after the Chelsea man kicked a ball boy during a League Cup tie at Swansea City in January 2013.Mourinho’s charge was ruled “not proven” and United sources said that their legal department mounted a “strong defence”.And it was Jordan Henderson who inadvertently came to the rescue as United’s legal captain used the case of how the Liverpool skipper was caught swearing during England’s UEFA Nations League draw away to Croatia last month.The game was played behind closed doors as Croatia were being sanctioned for etching a swastika into a pitch before a European Championship qualifier in 2015 and the absence of fans enabled TV microphones to hear the players during the game. Mourinho’s charge was “found not proven” RANKED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Football News MONEY REVEALED REVEALED
STAFF at Donegal County Council’s Dog Shelter are looking for a new home for these beautiful huskies.The two male huskies are five months old and staff would prefer to re-home them with someone who has previously owned the breedIf you would like to offer them a new home, please call the Dog Shelter at 074 91 25159 (open daily, excluding Bank Holidays and Sundays) between the hours of 10.30am and 1.30pm. The Dog Shelter is located at Glencar, Letterkenny http://www.donegalcoco.ie/Council appeal for home for beautiful huskies was last modified: April 6th, 2018 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:dog shelterdonegalhuskieshuskyletterkenny