Tricolours stolen from Lifford Bridge ahead of Hunger Strike Commemoration

first_imgAround 20 flags were stolen from Lifford Bridge early this morning, just hours after they were erected for Sunday’s National Hunger Strike Commemoration.Sinn Féin activists from Lifford and Strabane placed the flags on the parade route through Lifford and Strabane on Thursday night in preparation for the major rally.However, there was shock on Friday morning when it emerged that approximately twenty tricolours were ripped from their posts. The theft was strongly condemned by Donegal Sinn Féin Councillor Gary Doherty and Strabane party colleague Councillor Michaela Boyle, who said that those responsible will fail in their attempt to disrupt preparations for the parade.The National Hunger Strike Commemoration and rally is one of the most important dates in the Republican calendar. It will take place in Lifford/Strabane for the first time this Sunday, starting in the Diamond in Lifford at 2.30pm and ending in Abercorn Square in Strabane.Sinn Féin councillors Doherty and Boyle issued a joint statement criticising the theft and sectarian abuse which reportedly occurred during the incident.They said: “In the early hours of this morning and under the cover of darkness, a group loyalists ripped down and stole as many flags as they could before being challenged by local people who were then subjected to sectarian abuse by those involved as they made off in two cars. “Everyone has the right to remember their dead with dignity and  pride and it is sad that these loyalists should be so ‘small minded’ as to engage in such futile acts.“These actions will only serve to strengthen the resolve of republicans to pay a fitting tribute to the memory of the Hunger Strikers this weekend.”The incident has been reported to Gardaí and the PSNI.Tricolours stolen from Lifford Bridge ahead of Hunger Strike Commemoration was last modified: August 4th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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Things to know: DeBoer provides an update on Joe Thornton’s status

first_imgSAN JOSE — Pete DeBoer is calling Joe Thornton as a game-time decision for the Sharks showdown with the Dallas Stars at SAP Center Thursday.Thornton skipped the Sharks (16-11-5) optional skate Thursday morning after missing practice Wednesday for “maintenance” purposes. DeBoer explained Thornton’s absence Wednesday by saying that he’s “dealing with something.” The Sharks alternate captain also sat out of the Sharks morning practice Monday, but suited up for his team’s 5-2 win over the New …last_img

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Play Your Part episode 13: get involved

first_imgEpisode 13 of Play Your Part features Maimane Alfred Phiri, Kass Naidoo and Pamela K Bess. Here’s how you can get involved with them and their initiatives.Maimane Alfred Phiri represented South Africa at the football World Cup in France in 1998. The former football star is the founder of the Maimane Alfred Phiri Games. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterBorn and bred in Alexandra in Johannesburg, Maimane Phiri started a social responsibility project in 2001 to involve youngsters in sports such as football.The former football star is one of the guests featured on episode 13 of the Play Your Part TV series, which airs on Saturday, 9 December 2017 at 18:00 on SABC2.Here’s how you can get involved with Phiri’s initiative, as well as with the other guests on this week’s episode:Maimane PhiriPhiri is the founder of the Maimane Alfred Phiri Games, or MAP Games, as well as the Maimane Alex Development Foundation which hosts the games, an annual winter football tournament. For Women’s Month, the foundation also focused on other sport codes such as netball, athletics and basketball.Contact detailsWebsite: mapgames.co.zaTwitter: @MAP_gamesalexKass NaidooNaidoo publishes news of women in sport and in South Africa. Her online initiative, gsport4girls, celebrates women in sport by hosting an annual awards.Contact detailsWebsite: kassnaidoo.co.za and gsport.co.zaTwitter: @KassNaidoo and @gsport4girlsPamela K BessSocial entrepreneur Bess has a passion for media development and entrepreneurship. She is the founder of Abesu Media and Communications, DoTV Africa and Positive Vibez NPC. Through these initiatives she provides training and development opportunities that promote entrepreneurship.Contact detailsWebsite: dotvafrica.co.za and FacebookTwitter: @PamelaKBess and @DoTVAfricaPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Wily Coyote: Spurs mascot comes to rescue, traps bat

first_imgSan Antonio Spurs mascot, The Coyote, uses a net as he dives for and catches a bat during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)SAN ANTONIO — On another batty night in San Antonio, the Spurs mascot made the play of the game.Nothing but net.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Sporting a Batman costume — cape and all — The Coyote rushed the court and trapped a live bat Saturday, the second time one of the winged intruders disrupted a Spurs home game this week.The mascot dived to capture the bat with a fishing net near the scorer’s table, getting big cheers from fans, players and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich. The Coyote ended a frantic few seconds with the courageous capture.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) February 3, 2019The bat interrupted the first quarter of a game Thursday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. The refs whistled for a timeout, Spurs player Rudy Gay bolted off the floor and hid behind an official, and LaMarcus Aldridge tried unsuccessfully to hit the bat with a basketball.Seconds later, The Coyote bolted out from the opposite baseline, whiffed with one diving effort in front of a cackling Popovich, then pounced on the bat with his net. An arena worker covered the bat with a towel and took it off the court while the mascot celebrated near center court.After three bats delayed a game Thursday night against Brooklyn, San Antonio had devised a game plan for another invasion. Prior to the game, officials set up lengthy netting to ensnare any bats that flew over the court. The Coyote made that all unnecessary.Play resumed after a delay of about 90 seconds.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town View comments Klay Thompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes BatYote with the special assist! 🦇😂Thanks, @SpursCoyote! pic.twitter.com/0mZBYEOeqN MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. gets new endorsement deal in latest visit to Philippines

first_imgIn 2015, Mayweather beat Filipino ring legend Manny Pacquiao on points in the most lucrative match in boxing history.READ: Floyd Jr. scores big for PH tourismNearly four years later, the two rivals are still being rumored for a rematch.During his younger years, Mayweather earned the “Pretty Boy” nickname for finishing his fights with hardly any blemish on his face.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather, the former pound-for-pound king, has just been introduced as the newest ambassador of a popular cosmetic dermatology clinic in the country Tuesday.READ: Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in Philippines, jets off to BoracayFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsMayweather, who is in Philippines for the second time, arrived in the country Sunday morning.He went straight to the newly-reopened Boracay Island before flying to Manila Tuesday on board his private jet. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving MOST READ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess NYC police investigating rape allegation against Knicks’ Kristaps Porzingis Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snagcenter_img Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES View comments FILE – Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the game game between the North Carolina State Wolfpack and the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 16, 2019 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 94-78. Lance King/Getty Images/AFPMANILA, Philippines—Floyd Mayweather Jr. should revert back to his “Pretty Boy” nickname.Not that “Money” doesn’t have a good ring to it but rather, his old moniker just fits his latest endorsement deal.ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement PLAY LIST 00:44Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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