Breaking: Security alert underway in Derry

first_img Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter By News Highland – January 21, 2019 WhatsApp Twitter A number of homes have been evacuated in the Circular Road area of Derry due to an ongoing security alert in the city. Police received a report of a vehicle hijacking at around 11:30am this morning.It is believed that three masked men hijacked a white Transit van and threw an object in the back of the vehicle before abandoning it.A community centre in Central Drive in the Creggan has been made available to those who have been evacuated.A number of cordons have been placed around the scene.Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “I know this security alert will cause significant disruption to many people, but we will not take any chances and we have no option but to take these measures in order to keep people safe.“This is the last thing the people of the City need, or want, but I want to reassure people we are doing all we can to minimise disruption.” Homepage BannerNews Pinterest Breaking: Security alert underway in Derrycenter_img Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleOnly two sites in Letterkenny MD registered as ‘derelict’Next articleMcGuinness, Hegarty and O’Connor start UEFA Pro Licence News Highland Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+last_img read more

Tool Announces New 2016 Tour Dates

first_imgBeloved rock band Tool has made a very exciting announcement, adding three new tour dates to what is otherwise an empty calendar. The band will perform three nights between October 24-28, playing in Salt Lake City, UT, Denver, CO, and Little Rock, AR.The band surprised fans by playing a run of shows throughout January 2016, touring alongside Primus through most of the Southern United States. It’s unclear why Tool only played shows in January, or why they chose to wait nearly 9 months to get back on the road for another run of shows. As of now, no support for the three shows has been announced.You can see Tool’s full announcement below, with ticketing information provided. All shows go on sale this Friday, June 10th, at 10 AM local time. There’s also information about VIP Packages, a new web store, and more! We’ll keep our fingers crossed that this is just the beginning of a major tour announcement!last_img read more

GAC webinar will detail credit union 2020 advocacy agenda

first_imgThe credit union industry’s premier advocacy event, CUNA’s Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) kicks off in less than two weeks, and attendees are invited to a webinar scheduled for Feb. 18. CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle and Chief Advocacy Officer Ryan Donovan will detail the credit union advocacy agenda for 2020 and how to use it to make an impact during GAC, which will be held in Washington, D.C. from Feb. 23 to 27.The webinar is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. (ET) Feb. 18. A recorded version will be available after for those who registered, and individuals can register for the recorded version separately as well.CUNA GAC is the largest credit union advocacy event, gathering more than 5,000 credit union leaders annually to Washington D.C. Leaders gather to network, learn about the latest issues facing the credit union industry and meet with lawmakers to make a case for fair regulation on behalf of the more than 115 million credit union members nationwide.Registration is still open, and complete speaker and session information, as well as registration, can be found at continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Shepherd grateful for another CPL opportunity

first_imgBy Rajiv BisnauthTHE Caribbean Premier League (CPL) provides youngsters with an opportunity to rub shoulders with the very best in the cricketing fraternity and draw from their vast pools of experience.Since its inception in 2013, it has given a lot of youngsters the opportunity to showcase their mettle in front of a global audience, and has allowed these cricketers to make the most of their acquired skills while securing the future of those who are not fortunate enough to make it to the top.However, for budding right-arm seamer Romario Shepherd, the opportunity to play in the seventh edition of the CPL is another great stepping stone to his promising career.Shepherd, one of five Berbicians and eight Guyanese, was selected for the home franchise, Guyana Amazon Warriors, for the second time. The 34-match season starts later this year, with the opening match happening on September 4 and the final on October 12.During an exclusive interview with Chronicle Sport, the strongly-built youngster noted that the CPL provides a great platform for cricketers, and he is grateful for another opportunity.“It’s always a great feeling to play for your home franchise, and with Guyana being one of the most respected and well supported team, I’m happy to be a part of them,” the 24-year-old said.Shepherd played three matches in the latter part of the 2018 tournament, and while he admits that the opportunity was limited, it was an unnerving experience.“Too many opportunities hadn’t come my way last season, but it was a great learning curve. Obviously, I am hoping for more opportunities this time around, so I can contribute more to the team and at the same time showcase my trade to the world,” he reckoned.Having played 21 first-class matches, Shepherd has already grabbed 67 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls. In his ‘List A’ career, he has taken 24 wickets in 18 matches. However, Shepherd is eager to make a big impact in his T20 career.“Once I get the opportunity, I want to take wickets … I want to feature more in this format, a format I truly love; But having said that my ultimate goal is to play international cricket (Test and One Day) for the West Indies,” he concluded.Guyana Amazon Warriors, one of the most consistent franchises in the CPL, are yet to win a title, despite reaching the final on four occasions.Meanwhile, Nicholas Pooran has been signed by Guyana Amazon Warriors as their marquee player.The Trinidadian wicketkeeper/batsman played for the Barbados Tridents last year, but in a big move for him and the franchise, he will be playing for the Guyana-based team in 2019.Pooran has played 11 T20 Internationals for the West Indies and has become a fixture in T20 tournaments around the world. He is also a member of the West Indies squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.This is the third CPL team that Pooran will represent, having started his career with the Trinbago Knight Riders before moving to the Barbados Tridents.The full 17-member squad reads: Shadab Khan, Nicholas Pooran, Shoaib Malik, Shimron Hetmyer, Ben Lauglin, Chris Green, Keemo Paul, Sherfane Rutherford, Brandon King, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Keagan Simmons, Chanderpaul Hemraj, Veerasammy, Permaul, Anthony Bramble, Clinton Pestano, and Saurab Netravalkar.last_img read more

Wisconsin hosts 21st WTA’s

first_imgTeams from all over the country are hitting the courts atNielsen Tennis Stadium Thursday for the 21st annual ITA National Women?s TeamIndoor Championship. The prestigious tournament includes many of the top-rankedteams in the nation, including defending national champion Georgia Tech, whothe Badgers will face first in the tournament.While Georgia Tech comes into Thursday’s match as thereigning national champ, Wisconsin head coach Brian Fleishman is still excitedfor the opportunity to face a highly ranked team.?Although we are playing the defending national championsthe first round, our goal is still the same,? Fleishman said. ?Our goal is tobattle and compete. If we do this, everything else will take care of itself. Ifyou?re going to play perhaps the best team in the country, the defendingnational champions, why not get them the first round??Even after winning it all a year ago, the Yellow Jackets arenot the No. 1 team in the country, as they are ranked closely behind Stanford.Fleishman, however, still views them as one of the top teams.?We are looking at them as being the No. 1 team, and we are goingto go into the match that way, knowing that anything can happen,? Fleishmansaid.Although thoughts of beating GT in the first round are nice,Fleishman has other goals in mind as well.?Just to compete is our main goal. We don?t want any teamsto get off easy,? Fleishman said. ?We want them to work for everything theyget. Are we expecting a win? Well, we aren?t expecting a loss, either.?Georgia Tech is coming off of a 6-1 loss to Northwesternover the weekend, which snapped a 23-match win streak.?I told the girls [the Yellow Jackets] are either going tobe [upset] about their loss, or they are going to be very vulnerable, and wehave just got to expect them to come in and try to prove that they aredefending national champions,? Fleishman said. ?But this is our home court. Wehave been practicing here every day, and now we are just hoping that GeorgiaTech will get snowed in and will not be able to make it over here to practiceat our place.?Senior Chelsea Nusslock has high hopes for the team as well.?I just look forward to seeing how we will do against thetop teams,? Nusslock said. ?This year is a whole new year with all newcoaching. Everyone has improved a lot and it will be really exciting to see howwe do. Now it?s up to us to prove to ourselves that we are capable, with theultimate goal still, obviously, being to win.?Nusslock sees the stiff competition the Badgers will face inthe first round as a good thing.?With Georgia Tech coming off of a loss, we are hoping theirconfidence is a little down,? Nusslock said. ?With that being said, we have toplay well right away, then we could have a shot to win.?Fleishman and the Badgers are ready for the challenge thisweekend, despite the competition being higher than what the team is used to.?This is the competition that we want to face on a dailybasis,? Fleishman said. ?Are we ready for this right now? Maybe not, but Ithink a year or two down the road, we certainly need to be competing at thislevel all of the time. ? This opportunity will be great to see how we compareto these other teams thus far.?last_img read more

What we learned from Syracuse’s 81-66 win over No. 25 Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The Orange (14-8, 4-5 Atlantic Coast) used a balanced scoring attack — Trevor Cooney tied a game-high with 22 and three other SU players finished with 15 — and strong low-post defense to upend UND. Notre Dame was noticeably missing Demetrius Jackson, who is working back from a hamstring injury, and couldn’t keep up with Syracuse despite hitting 10 3s and shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc.Here’s what we learned about the Orange in its fourth win over a ranked opponent on the season.1. Maybe Syracuse can defend the postAfter Syracuse lost to then-No. 13 Virginia on Sunday, head coach Jim Boeheim was highly critical of his frontcourt’s ability to defend down low.“We cannot play defense inside, I think that’s pretty painfully obvious by now. Guys that average five points a game get 18, 19, 20 against us,” Boeheim said after the Cavaliers scored 30 points in the paint, 16 of which came from power forward Anthony Gill. “Our perimeter defense has been pretty good this year, our inside defense is non-existent.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen the Orange, if only temporarily, flipped that script against the Fighting Irish. Boeheim called Zach Auguste one of the best inside scorers in the ACC and Bonzi Colson scored 31 against Duke on Jan. 16 and averaged 20.6 points in the three games heading into Thursday. But SU, with Tyler Lydon mostly manning the middle but Dajuan Coleman also chipping in, held UND to 24 points in the paint while Syracuse scored 30.Auguste finished with eight, Colson with nine and Boeheim was moderately pleased with the effort.“Well we have to try and keep it out of there and when they get it we have to get somebody on him, we’ve been letting guys get it in there and just turn and make layups practically,” Boeheim said. “… We still have a lot of work to do, I think. Hopefully we’ll get better. We need to get better.”2. The zone isn’t kind to inexperienced point guards, even if they are really good playersComing into the game, Notre Dame’s 9.2 turnovers per game ranked as the fewest in the country. But that was mostly with Jackson, who injured his hamstring in the Fighting Irish’s in over Boston College on Saturday.Without him, UND was far less careful with the ball and committed nine first-half turnovers while the Orange went on a 23-1 run and ultimately built an insurmountable 17-point halftime lead. Steve Vasturia, a highly talented shooting guard who assumed most of Jackson’s ball-handling duties, committed a game-high four turnovers. Freshman guard Rex Pflueger, Jackson’s replacement in the starting lineup, committed three.A lot of Notre Dame’s turnovers came after SU trapped in the corners. Otherwise, the zone did a good job of clogging driving lanes and stripping Fighting Irish guards as they navigated toward the rim. SU finished with 16 points off turnovers, while UND scored just eight.“What really hurt us in the first half was we turned it over nine times,” UND head coach Mike Brey said. “We lead the country in least amount of turnovers at nine, and we had nine in the first half and that’s just too deep a hole.”3. Tyler Lydon isn’t the key to Syracuse’s offense, but may hold the key to its potentialSU’s offense is capable of excelling without Lydon’s production and aggressive, which has been evident throughout its ACC schedule.But when the 6-foot-8 forward is stretching the floor and forcing defenders to run out to defend his jump shot, the Orange offense becomes capable of reaching a whole different level. Lydon scored 13 first-half points and was a key part of Syracuse’s 23-1 run after Notre Dame seized a 5-0 lead. By hitting shots early he drew the defense’s attention and, on one play, through a crisp cross-court from the block that allowed Trevor Cooney to can a wide-open 3.Lydon’s numbers remain impossible to predict, especially after he scored two points on one shot, a missed 3, in the loss to Virginia. But the Orange’s 44 first-half points was the third most its scored before halftime this season, and it’s no coincidence that Lydon was right in the middle of it. His two 3s right before the break were the punctuation mark of SU’s dominant frame.“Most teams are guarding him but they didn’t guard him,” Boeheim said of Lydon. “And it was pretty much just like the Bahamas. He got wide-open looks and he can make those shots. When they’re given he’s got to take them. I don’t think he’ll have them too many times.” Comments Related Stories Malachi Richardson continues hot streak in win over Notre DameSyracuse smashes No. 25 Notre Dame in 81-66 upsetGrade Syracuse’s performance against Notre Dame and vote for the player of the gameSyracuse community reacts to upset win over No. 25 Notre Damecenter_img Published on January 28, 2016 at 11:05 pmlast_img read more