Kobe Bryant dies at 41 after a helicopter crash

first_imgThe former American basketball player Kobe Bryant has died this Sunday at age 41 in a helicopter crash in the Calabasas area, near Los Angeles (California), according to the porter TMZ Sports. Bryant was traveling with at least four other people in his private helicopter Image: Reuterscenter_img Kobe Bryant was traveling with at least four other people in his private helicopter when he rushed to the ground and was engulfed in flames.Emergency personnel went to the scene of the incident and confirmed that there were no survivors. As TMZ Sports adds, neither his wife, Vanessa Bryant, nor their children were on the ship.As the portal adds, eyewitnesses saw the helicopter’s engine make a strange sound before it hit the ground. The cause of the accident is being investigated.The former Los Angeles Lakers player regularly used his private Sikorsky S-76 helicopter to get around. Bryant was married to Vanessa and had four daughters: Gianna, Natalia, Bianca and the newborn Capri.Kobe is considered one of the best NBA players of all time, as he has been part of the star team 18 times during his 20-year career with the Lakers.He was elected in the first round of the 1996 draft and won five NBA rings, two most valuable player (MVP) awards from the NBA finals and was the league’s MVP in 2008.The Lakers withdrew Kobe’s two shirts, number 8 and 24. He is the only player in the history of the Angelian team that has received that honor.last_img read more

More sports in brief

first_imgJamaica win at World TT ChampsJamaica’s Table Tennis team got off to the perfect start at the Perfect 2016 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Malawati Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Sunday, defeating Morrocco 3-0 in their Group P Division Four match.Jamaica’s team of Michael Hyatt, Mark Phillips and Kane Watson easily brushed aside the Morrocans. Hyatt dismissed his opponent 11-6, 11-4, 11-5 to get the team off to a great start. Watson followed that up with a 13-11, 11-5, 11-7 win in the second match and Phillips wrapped up the victory with a 11-4, 1-10, 11-4 win in the final match.Team Jamaica was out of action during yesterday’s (Monday’s) second round of matches, but will return to action against Laos Republic today (Tuesday).The Caribbean team is competing in Group P in Division Four with the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Laos and Morrocco.Easy victory for Red ForcePORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Rahkeem Cornwall’s half-century was in vain as Leeward Islands Hurricanes went down to Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by nine wickets, on the final day of their eighth round contest here yesterday. Resuming the day in a dodgy position on 147 for five at the National Cricket Centre, Hurricanes rallied to 287 all out in their second innings, largely due to Cornwall’s bold 65. Orlando Peters stroked 39 while Jeremiah Louis hit a defiant unbeaten 32.Leg-spinner Imran Khan was the main wicket-taker with four for 80 and was supported by part-time off-spinner Narsingh Deonarine (2-44) and left-arm spinner Yannic Cariah (2-48).Set 107 for victory, Red Force wasted little time in racing to their target off 13.3 overs, with opener Evin Lewis smashing a quick-fire 56 off 41 deliveries, with nine fours and a six. He posted 97 for the first wicket with Barbadian Kyle Hope, who carved out an unbeaten 34 off 36 deliveries with four fours and a six.With the victory, Red Force picked up 18 points to move into third place in the standings on 74, while Hurricanes earned three points to remain bottom on 39.last_img read more

Frome, Rusea’s in daCosta mega clash

first_img VICTORY IS A MUST “It is early days yet, but we are aware that this school, our supporters, and fans want nothing apart from victory. The players know that we need to play a great game today to leave Westmoreland with three points,” he said. “Both schools have identical records coming into this match so we are expecting a very even game. I think the team that makes the most of their chances will win. I am hoping we are the ones,” stated Lawrence. These are schools with real football pedigree. Rusea’s have won ten titles in their history, while Frome has managed to land just one lien so far and that was back in 2003. Elsewhere, front-running Cornwall College are hunting another three points to keep their perfect record intact; this time, they are taking on third in Zone A, Green Pond, at the Cornwall College playing field. Meanwhile, over in Zone E, STETHS, who have already bagged two victories from as many matches, go in search of a third, when they host the out-of-sorts Maggotty, while second-placed Lacovia travel up the mountains to face Munro College in another high-value match. In Zone M, first meet second as Glenmuir entertain Garvey Maceo at the Juici Beef Complex, while Vere should have their hands full with Kemps Hill in a top-of-the-table clash at the Vere playing field. – P.C Today’s matches Irwin vs St James Cornwall College vs Green Pond Frome vs Rusea’s Muschett vs Spot Valley Cedric Titus vs William Knibb Holland vs Herbert Morrison Godfrey Stewart vs Manning’s Petersfield vs Grange Hill Maud McLeod vs Little London STETHS vs Maggotty Munro vs Lacovia Bellefield vs Spalding Holmwood vs May Day High Alston vs Christiana Edwin Allen vs Knox Claude McKay vs Thompson Town Dinthill vs Charlemont Bog Walk vs McGrath Titchfield vs Port Antonio Oracabessa vs Fair Prospect Glenmuir vs Garvey Maceo Central vs Tacius Golding Bustamante vs Old Harbour Vere Tech vs Kemps Hill Morant Bay vs Yallahs Paul Bogle vs Robert Lightbourne Ewarton vs Guys Hill  Home team named first; all matches start at 3:30 p.m. WESTERN BUREAU: Although champions St Elizabeth Technical High will be in action against Maggotty later today, it’s the Zone B clash featuring Frome Technical and Rusea’s that is the highlight of the day’s heavy 27-match ISSA/Flow daCosta Cup fixture. Both are sporting identical records after playing once so far, but the Westmoreland-based Frome lead the zone on goal difference, having netted four times, while Rusea’s have scored twice. It is easy to see why this match – the first of two meetings in the first round of the competition between these two – holds such prestige. They boast some of schoolboy football’s most rabid supporters and anytime these schools meet it is usually, fireworks both on and off the field. Rusea’s coach Aaron Lawrence is in his third year running the programme at the former many-time champions. He knows full well that the throng of “Russian” supporters will never be pleased with any result other than a victory.last_img read more

Samuels maintains good form

first_imgDHAKA, Bangladesh (CMC):Marlon Samuels helped propel Comilla Victorians to their fourth straight win of the Bangladesh Premier League here yesterday as they beat Rangpur Riders by eight runs in their final preliminary-round game.Already out of the running for one of the four playoff spots despite their unbeaten run over the last week, Victorians rattled up 170 for six off their 20 overs and then limited Riders to 162 for eight in reply.Victorians finished fifth in the six-team tables on 10 points while Riders ended on 12 to narrowly miss out on the next round.Darren Sammy’s Rajshahi Kings managed to squeeze into the final four as a result of Riders’ demise.Sent in at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Victorians got their impetus from Imrul Kayes, who stroked a top score of 54 from 35 deliveries, while fellow opener Khalid Latif made 43 from 36 balls.The pair added 88 from 62 deliveries before Samuels arrived at number three to hit 30 from 24 deliveries with two fours and a six to further the innings.Samuels ended the campaign with 334 runs at an average of 66.8.Riders, in reply, got a brisk 45 from opener Mohammad Shahzad and 38 apiece from Ziaur Rahman and Shahid Afridi, but the 24 runs required from the last over proved out of their reach.In the second game of the evening, second-placed Khulna Titans beat leaders Dhaka Dynamites by six wickets, with both teams having already qualified.Dynamites tallied 158 for seven, with Kumar Sangakkara getting 59 and Titans reaching their target with two overs to spare.West Indies T20 star Andre Fletcher failed with nine while Nicholas Pooran finished unbeaten on one.Guyanese fast bowler Ronsford Beaton went wicket-less in four overs, which cost 35 runs.last_img read more

Pelicans’ Davis fined for outburst that triggered ejection

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4 Counties to Benefit from US$24M Feeder Road Project

first_imgThe acting Minister of Public Works, Roland L. Giddings, has disclosed that Lofa, Nimba, Bong and Grand Bassa counties will benefit from US$24 million provided by the United States government to assist in addressing some of their feeder road problems.Roland Giddings, also Deputy Minister for Administration, said at the Ministry of Information regular press briefing in Monrovia that the project called “Feeder Road Alternative and Maintenance Program (FRAMP),” will benefit an estimated 100,000 rural dwellers and farmers in the targeted pilot regions by providing them access to markets and social services. Liberia has over 8,000 roads that are called ‘dusty roads’ and during the heavy rainy season, it becomes difficult to carry out road maintenance on most of these roads, especially those in rural communities, said Minister Giddings.This project, Minister Giddings said, is heavily focused on feeder roads, because access to markets and basic social services is crucial in the fight against poverty which the government is committed to address to create better living conditions for its people.“Without roads, rural communities face obstacles obtaining basic services that improve their conditions. In addition, their ability to take advantage of crop production and employment opportunities is severely constrained,” Minister Giddings said.Minister Giddings explained that, “We have what is referred to as ‘auto sealed,’ that will be used to fix some of our feeder roads to make them better than what we have, especially the dusty roads, so that they will not be penetrated by water anymore. We will be introducing the technology that will perform auto sealed on 50km of selected feeder roads in the four counties out of the 450km of roads.” Minister Giddings said by using ‘auto sealed,’ roads will stay intact for more than five years, depending on how the road is being used, without needing further maintenance. The Minister explained that despite the conditions of the roads nationwide, the government has made some progress in addressing or fixing some of the roads, but that their completion would take years, considering the financial constraints faced by the government.“The government is moving a step ahead and setting up what is called a ‘Road Fund’ to be able to address the issue of road maintenance across the country. We want to have an exclusive fund to enable the government to maintains its roads, both feeder and primary roads. This will be a separate account from the national budget for our road maintenance,” Minister Giddings stressed.He praised organizations that have been helping the Liberian government to ensure that some of the road problems are addressed.Meanwhile, Minister Giddings said the Ministry is gearing up to create a road agency, which will be autonomous, and will exclusively deal with road maintenance. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Arrests made following attempted ATM thefts

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Sunday, April 20, before 5:00 a.m., Fort St. John RCMP received a report of a suspicious pickup truck with a tow rope hanging over the tailgate leaving a gas station on 96A Street.Police attended the scene and observed a smashed window and a broken ATM that was ripped from the wall.Officers made patrols and located the vehicle which then collided with a police vehicle in an effort to flee.- Advertisement -A short time later the truck was located in Taylor, B.C.The suspects were seen fleeing on foot from the vehicle and arrested. Police Dog Services assisted in locating the passenger hiding in the grass, near the truck.Constable Chad Neustaeter, of the Fort St. John RCMP, says he was glad that nobody was injured during this incident.Advertisement Douglas Goodings is facing charges of break and enter, flight from police, assaulting a Peace Officer with a weapon, and two counts of failure to comply with recognizance.  The male passenger was arrested on an outstanding warrant.Goodings is also facing additional charges for another attempted ATM theft which occurred on April 19 at a gas station at the west side of Fort St. John.Goodings remains in custody to attend court at a later date.The investigation is continuing and additional charges may follow.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgA Donegal woman left devastated after losing her engagement ring has appealed for Donegal Daily readers for help.Diane Carey, lost her engagement ring on Friday morning, and despite an extensive and exhausting search, she has been unable to find the ring. Diane read our story about Joanne Catterson, who had appealed for information after she lost her engagement ring in Letterkenny Shopping Centre car park.Last night, we published an article about how Joanne’s ring was found by a member of the public who contacted Joanne after seeing the article on Donegal Daily.Now Diane is hoping the same can happen for her by sharing her story on Donegal Daily.Diane told Donegal Daily, “Can I post on your website or any chance you could post a comment for me about my lost engagement ring? “I’ve searched high and low for it. I tracked my route yesterday and I stopped in the following places Centra Shop in the Mountain Top Letterkenny, my work place United Healthcare Letterkenny then the next stop was Daly’s petrol station and supermarket in Lifford.“I then went to Belfast and parked on the Lisburn road in Belfast to go shopping for my wedding dress.“It was possibly lost outside Daly’s petrol station as just before this I had put on hand cream.“The other area is outside the from Cordia apartments (355-367 Lisburn Rd, Belfast) where I parked to head to Angel Boutique (122 lisburn road) in Belfast.“I’m offering award for its return. Please help me find my ring, totally distraught.“Please contact Diane Carey on 00353862143172.” CAN YOU PLEASE HELP DONEGAL WOMAN FIND HER MISSING ENGAGEMENT RING? was last modified: March 14th, 2016 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:Diane CareyDonegal Dailyengagement ringFeatureslostnewsReaderssocial medialast_img read more


first_imgThe Sunday competition on the 16th of October was won by Garvin Toye 20 with 44 pts. Runner up was Vlad Bautris 19 with 38 pts. The gross winner was Enda Kennedy 0 with 35 pts.Third place was John Casey 9 with 37 pts bot.The Generations Cup presented by Lady Captain Mary Devlin took place on Saturday 15th October on the Old Tom Morris Links. The winners with a 64 nett were Mick Gallagher Jnr & Ronan Gallagher.Runners up were Seimi Connor & Lorcan Connor with 65.5 nett.1st Ladies section – Suzanne Gallagher & Bronagh Gallagher 78.5 nett.Category 1 winners were Pat Boyce & Conor Boyce 68.5 nett. Category 2 winners were Padraig & Pauric McGinty with 74.5 nett.Front 9 winners were Ben McNutt Jnr and Ben McBride Snr with 33.5 nett.Back 9 winners were Charlie McBride & Connor Meehan with 34 nett.The Centenary Cup (aggregate stableford score any combination Ladies/Gents) will take place on the Old Tom Morris Links this Sunday 23rd of October.The Ladies & Gents Seiko competitions will take place on the Old Tom Morris Links on Saturday the 29th of October. Six inch placing not nearer the hole on fairways only will come into play from Friday the 21st of October on both golf courses.Members must book a tee time on a Saturday & Sunday to avoid disappointment and to allow the first tee to operate efficiently.Cutting in at the 10th tee on the Old Links is strictly not permitted at any time at weekends.Tee times can be booked via the Pavilion Golf Shop between 8am & 4pm everyday. The Sandy Hills Links is strictly green fee only and all players must check in with the Pavilion Golf Shop before play.The Pavilion Restaurant is open on Saturday & Sunday night.The new Sunday night set menu is available this Sunday from 4.30pm – 8.00pm with two courses for 20e, three courses for 25e.Contact 074-915-5000 for reservations.The Gents Captains Weekend to Ballyliffin G.C will take place on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th of November. Further details to follow.PGA Professional Noel Callan is available for lessons at the Rosapenna Practice Ground every Thursday and selected other days by appointment, all enquires can be made by contacting Noel directly on 0044 7789 157654.ENDS.ROSAPENNA GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 18th, 2011 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:Rosapenna Golf club noteslast_img read more


first_imgClub Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin – 11.02.13In Association with Brian McCormick Sports & LeisureThe Minor Board are meeting this Thursday (Feb. 14th) in the Clubhouse at 6:30pm. All managers are asked to attend. We will begin Membership Registration for 2013 from this Saturday, Feb. 16th (11am – 2pm) in the Clubhouse with further Registrations on Wednesday, Feb. 20th (6pm – 8pm) and Saturday week, Feb. 23rd (11am – 2pm). These are our only Registration sessions for 2013 with club membership closing on Feb. 28th for 2013.This year’s Senior Board Dinner Dance will take place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel on Friday, March 8th. Tickets will be on sale shortly.The Big Fight Night, Lord of the Rings 4 was launched last week and will take place on Friday, March 15th in the Mt. Errigal Hotel. Tickets are now available for a night not to be missed as St. Eunan’s pit their boxing skills against the Rugby club.The dates for the two semi finals and county final of Scór Sinsir were decided at a recent meeting of coiste scór Dhún na nGall. The first semi final will take place in Gleann Fhinne on Friday 15th February at 7.30pm and the second semi final will be held in Burt on Saturday 16th February at 7.30pm. The county final of Scór Sinsir will be held in Gleann tSúilí on Friday 22nd February. Anyone interested in taking part on behalf of the club are asked to contact Ofifigeach Chultúrtha & Teanga, Fergus McGee on 086 854 4445. Please note that the training pitch is not yet available for use except to the Senior teams and Minor boys footballers. It should be available in mid March. Keep an eye on notes and FB page for details.This week’s Lotto numbers are 6-14-19-21. There were 4 winners that each matched 3 numbers and win €25 each. Tommy Gibbons, Glentain Manor; Tubs, Glenswilly, c/o Adrian (bothAdrian); Dermot Higgins, Lurgy and Brian & Emer McGeehin, Tullygay (both card).Congratulations to Grainne Roache and Aiden Friel on their recent engagement.We extend our sympathies to Anne Burke (McGovern) and family and to the Lambe family on their recent bereavements. GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWS was last modified: February 12th, 2013 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) Tags:GAELIC GAMES: ST EUNAN’S GAA CLUB NEWSlast_img read more