Watch These Child Prodigies ‘Heal The World’ With Tribute To Michael Jackson

first_imgThere’s something awe inspiring about watching a young musician with an incredible musical talent. The world music group Maati Baani decided to harness that sheer awesomeness for good, recruiting dozens of impressive youngsters for a “Heal The World” tribute to the Prince of Pop himself, Michael Jackson.On what would have been MJ’s 58th birthday, Maati Baani put together this great video featuring a bastion of musical prodigies covering the classic tune. “Heal The World” comes to life with the voices of a new generation – not to mention the guitarwork from School of Rock guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer.Watch this touching new video, streaming below.last_img read more

Results of matches played at the weekend in the Roseau Valley Basketball League

first_img 17 Views   no discussions On Thursday 5th, the Elvis Welding Services Road Stars defeated the Lily Valley Sharks by a final score of 74-61 pts. With key players, Craig St. Rose & Earl “Jo-Bob” Matthew absent, the sharks were never in control of the game. They were outplayed and outclassed in all aspects. The display was so bad, that the coach resigned, even before the game had concluded. The team has lost two coaches, in the span of 8 games, with the first coach being fired, after a 0-3 start. Despite all this they have still managed to secure the final qualification spot for the play-offs. The road stars, having already secured top spot in the group, and a 1st round bye, gave their top 3 bench players some crucial playing minutes, and though they contributed only 11 pts between them, played very well on the defensive end. The team has finished the season, as top, with 7 wins & 1 loss.Top performers for Sharks were; Ricky “Tarzan” Toussaint – 15 pts, 6 reb, 4 asts, Ray “Parker” Charles – 14 pts, 3 reb and Clinton “Boogie” Charles – 13 pts, 2 asts.Top performers for Road Stars were Julian “Snachy” Isles – 31 pts, 8 reb, 2 blks, Javeed Joseph – 20 pts, 5 reb and Fitzgerald “Fix-It” Daniel – 12 pts, 7 asts.On Saturday 7th, in game 1, the R.C. Bullets defeated the Fond Canie Upsetters by a final score of 73-56 pts. Both teams came into this game, as a must win, with the winner qualifying for the play-offs and the loser going home. Coming off an impressive win against the Bath Estate Huskies, the Upsetters came into this game full of confidence, having already beaten the bullets, in the first round. But this night was not to be, as the produced excellent spells in the game on the offensive end, but could not display in defensively, as they were embarrassed, by Abbot & Castello (Garth Joseph & Bernard Mills). As usual, Lester Langlais did all the donkey work, and is a strong contender for M.V.P & for the 2nd game running, got great support from team captain, Dr. Irving Mc’Intyre. The Upsetters though, could not upset the Bullets, and are now out of the competition.The Bullets have secured second position in the zone, behind the Upper Village Hoosiers, after they never even seemed like winning games without Abbot & Castello (Garth Joseph & Bernard Mills). With that said, the Bullets owe all the plaudits to these two, and can certainly count themselves out, if they are not available for the playoffs. Top performers for Upsetters were; Lester Langlais – 17 pts, 8 asts, Irving Mc’ Intyre – 14 pts, 3 reb and Hamid Le-Blanc – 9 pts, 2 asts.Top performers for Bullets were Garth Joseph – 35 pts, 11 reb, 3 blks, Bernard Mills – 29 pts, 11 asts, 4 stls and Ronald “Bing” Charles – 6 pts, 3 reb.In game 2, the Fond Canie Rebels defeated the Morne Prosper Long Horns by a final score of 120-85 pts. They were completely blown away by 35 pts, the biggest defeat suffered by any team in the season. The whole basketball arena was stunned and kept questioning as to what was wrong with the Long Horns, and at the same time, what was wrong with the rebels, as they were expected to produce this type of basketball, with the team that they possess, but hadn’t been able to bring it to the table. However, this may be signs of things to come. This game was a must win for the Long Horns and with key player Jenner Deschamps out due to injury, the task only got harder. They showed great energy and strength, in the opening quarter, but from then on, it all went downhill. On a night, when it was a must win for the rebels as well, the certainly saved the best for last. The trio combination of Shane Guiste, Joel Mc’Intyre & Ronald Bruno, was enough to take the rebels to victory as the contributed 90 pts towards the win. Guiste was certainly on point in distribution of the ball, as he had a season high and certainly a career best, 17 assists. The Rebels finished second in their zone with a record of 5-3.Top performers for Long Horns were; Lyndel Mayers – 28 pts, 7 reb, Kendel Isles – 16 pts, 3 asts, Emile ” Milk” Cadeau – 15 pts, 5 reb and L.G. Thomas – 14 pts, 8 asts.Top performers for Rebels were Ronald “Ronny’ Bruno – 37 pts, 8 reb, 2 blks, Joel Mc’Intyre – 32 pts, 6 asts, 2 stls and Shane Guiste – 21 pts, 2 reb, 17 asts.Play offs begin on Tuesday night at 7:30 with the Fond Canie Rebels vs. Laudat Spartans and on Wednesday night at 7:30 R.C Bullets vs. Lily Valley Sharks.By: Edgar George Tweet NewsSports Results of matches played at the weekend in the Roseau Valley Basketball League by: – April 10, 2012 Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share Sharelast_img read more

Ross MacEacharn confirms Perform leadership departure

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon Belgian Pro League live betting streaming deal for Stats Perform August 21, 2020 Ross MacEacharn – PerformRoss MacEacharn, long-term executive of Perform Group, has communicated via LinkedIn that he has ended his 11-year tenure with the sports data and media rights firm.MacEacharn, the current CEO of Perform, informs that he will not form part of the new executive management team taking shape at ‘Stats Perform’, the new business entity formed by US hedge fund Vista Equity, merging the assets of Perform and US sports data firm STATS.“This has proved a surprisingly difficult message to write, but after more than 11 years and following the successful completion of the acquisition of Perform by Vista I have stepped down from my role at Perform,” MacEacharn said.MacEacharn was appointed CEO of Perform in July 2018, as the company undertook a structural reorganisation by splitting its operating divisions of Perform Content and DAZN OTT services.During Q1 2019, Len Blavatnik’s Access Industries, the controlling investor of DAZN Group, confirmed that it would sell Perform outright, seeking to concentrate DAZN’s strategy on leading global sports OTT services.“It’s been an incredible journey and I have been enormously privileged to be part of that and to have had the opportunity to work with a very large number of passionate, committed and knowledgeable people,” MacEacharn added.“Over the years Perform has grown to become one of the leading sports media businesses operating across the media, sports betting and professional space and I’ve genuinely loved (almost) every step of the way.“So a big thank you to everyone who I’ve interacted with, both externally and internally, and enormous good luck to the new management team at Stats Perform on what I’m sure will be a very successful next few years.” Submit Stats Perform extends NBL data and streaming deal July 13, 2020 Scott Longley – Confusion reigns over FDC’s second betting rights deal July 14, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Armed robber put in frame after bouncing off window during escape bid

first_imgAn armed robber who tried to escape from a hold-up by jumping through a cafe window bounced onto the floor before sheepishly walking out the front door.Chad Mitchell appeared at Letterkenny Circuit Court facing three different robberies at three different premises. The court heard how Mitchell, who is originally from Letterkenny, carried out the raids in the summer of 2015 when he was in a “dark place” due to drugs.Mitchell appeared in court where he pleaded guilty to all three charges.The first robbery happened at the Happy Days store in Letterkenny on June 4th.Detective Garda Derek Connaughton told how Mitchell had his face covered and socks on his hands when he pushed his way past staff and took €300 from the cash register.Mitchell, who had been spotted close to the shop by Gardai just 20 minutes before the raid, then fled to Derry after calling a taxi.Three days later on June 7th, Mitchell entered a cafe in Carndonagh, picked up a butter knife and threatened staff.He took €200 from the till and threw a chair at the window of the premises in a bid to jump out to make his escape.However, the internal glass in the window only shattered and when Mitchell tried to jump through the glass, he bounced back onto the floor and walked out through the door.During the third raid on a letting agent’s premises at Academy Court in Letterkenny, on June 17th, he threatened a receptionist at 9.30am.He threatened to stab the terrified woman unless she handed over the cash box and also took her mobile phone.Mitchell again escaped by taxi but soon realised there was no cash in the box.Detective Connaughton told the court how he called to Mitchell’s grandmother’s home on July 15th and found him hiding in the hot press.He made admissions to all crimes.Barrister for Mitchell, Sean MacAodh, said his client had a serious issue with drugs but was now getting clean and had been living in Tulsk in Co Roscommon to stay away from bad influences in his life.He added that his client had gone to meet his biological father in Derry but that had not worked out and that his life spiralled out of control.Just one of the three people whom Mitchell robbed gave a victim impact to Gardai.French national Pascal Thomas, who owned the cafe in Carndonagh, said he was shaken and terrified after the robbery.He said he still thinks what could have happened when Mitchell grabbed the knife from him and that he feels he could have been easily hurt.He said he will not open the cafe when he is not working as he is frightened that his staff would be hurt if there was another such robbery.Judge John Aylmer said he placed the crimes at the lower end of the mid-range of seriousness.He sentenced Mitchell to a total of 20 months in prison for the Carndonagh attack and backdated the time to March 6th when he entered custody.Armed robber put in frame after bouncing off window during escape bid was last modified: April 24th, 2018 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:Chad MitchellcourtGardailetterkennyrobberiesWINDOWlast_img read more

Appendix to the Vestigial Organs Story: Whoops, Function Found

first_imgThe appendix is not just a useless organ left over from our evolutionary past, new research is showing.  According to an Associate Press article (see MSNBC News), this “seemingly useless organ may produce, protect good germs for your gut.”  Scientists at Duke University Medical School believe that the appendix can regenerate the normal bacterial flora that aid digestion.    According to the new theory, “the worm-shaped organ outgrowth acts like a bacteria factory, cultivating the good germs” our digestive system depends on, when disease or diet reduces the bacterial population in the colon.  Science Daily included a profile of William Parker, one of the Duke researchers who discovered the function.    People in undeveloped countries apparently have lower rates of appendicitis.  The appendicitis attacks in civilized countries may result from an overreaction of the immune system to excessive hygiene, the article suggested.  An inflamed appendix can be deadly and needs to be removed promptly.  This does not imply, however, that it is useless.    Evolutionists had long considered the appendix as a prime example of a useless vestige from our ancestors.  The fact that humans can get by without it seemed to support this view.  The human appendix is also smaller and more shriveled-looking compared with other mammals.    In 1895, Weidersheim listed 180 human body parts he considered vestigial remnants of our evolution.  Creationists countered that just because we may not know a part’s function, that does not mean it has none.  They also pointed out that the list of alleged vestigial organs has shrunk from 180 down to just a few (see articles by Jerry Bergman and Jonathan Sarfati and Don Batten).  The concept lives on even today; Live Science lists the human appendix as #1 in their list of Top Ten Vestigial Organs as evidence for evolution.    Though it’s no longer news that the appendix really is functional (see 08/30/2001 entry and article by Creation Magazine), this new article hints at a previously undiscovered role for the organ: a way for the body to “reboot” the normal flora of the digestive tract.  A scientist from University of Michigan said of another apparently useless organ from Weidersheim’s list, “I’ll bet eventually we’ll find the same sort of thing with the tonsils.”    A scientist from Brandeis University turned some creationist heads, however, when he said that the Duke Medical School explanation “makes evolutionary sense.”Don’t let the Darwinists try to steal glory for Charlie over this.  Consider that Darwin’s theory held up medical research on these supposed vestigial organs for 100 years.  Tonsils were routinely cut out of children’s throats under the assumption they were useless relics of our evolutionary past, only for the victims to discover it made them more susceptible to throat infections.  Though you had better get an appendectomy if you get appendicitis, it seems much wiser principle these days to hang on to all your organs as long as you safely can, because they are there for a reason.    Now that we have another case of “Vestigial? NOT!”, should we let the Darwinists grin and say that the discovery these organs are functional makes “evolutionary sense”?  There’s an oxymoron for you: evolutionary sense.  Apparently it made just as much evolutionary sense when the appendix had no function as it does now when it has a function.  If that makes evolutionary sense, then evolution’s sense is not worth two cents.    Like tax-and-spend politicians, the Darwin Party takes credit (08/24/2007) for solutions to problems it created.  Vote the rascals out.(Visited 23 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Dame time: Lillard’s 3 at buzzer ousts Thunder, sends Blazers to 2nd round

first_imgCayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard reacts after making the game-winning shot at the buzzer against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in Portland, Ore. The Trail Blazers won 118-115. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Oregon — After Damian Lillard hit his walk-off 3-pointer to send the Trail Blazers along in the playoffs, he waved goodbye to the Thunder bench.“That was the last word,” he afterward. “That was having the last word.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Russell Westbrook had 29 points, 11 rebounds and 14 assists for his 10th career playoff triple-double and his second of the series. Paul George added 36 points.”Sometimes it’s your turn to go through something, and when you keep fighting, and keep working through it, and stay together… there’s a reward waiting for you.”@Dame_Lillard x #NBAPlayoffs— NBA (@NBA) April 24, 2019“Very, very disappointing. It’s as simple as that,” George said. “We let this one slip away but it is what it is.”Lillard had 34 points in the first half alone — more than Westbrook and George had combined (32) for the Thunder — but the Blazers had just a 61-60 edge going into the second half.The Thunder led 90-88 going into the final quarter. Westbrook hit a 3-pointer to extend the lead while Lillard took a break on the bench.Oklahoma City went up 105-90 with 7:45 left on Dennis Schroder’s pullup jumper as Portland struggled.Lillard’s 3-pointer pulled the Blazers within 108-103, but Westbrook answered with his own 3. CJ McCollum’s bank shot cut Oklahoma City’s lead to 113-109 with 1:39 left. Maurice Harkless added free throws to get the Blazers within two.McCollum tied it with a jumper with just under a minute left, but George scored on the other end. Lillard’s layup re-tied it then Westbrook missed a layup with 18.3 seconds left to set up Lillard’s epic buzzer beater. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Finals slot in sight Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Lillard finished with a franchise playoff-record 50 points and Portland eliminated Oklahoma City from the postseason in five games with a 118-115 victory on Tuesday night.Damian Lillard (50 PTS) buries the three for the #TissotBuzzerBeater and the @trailblazers advance to the Western Conference Semifinals with the 118-115 Game 5 victory! #ThisIsYourTime #RipCity#NBAPlayoffs 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, logistics— NBA (@NBA) April 24, 2019 Lillard’s long 30-foot 3-pointer pulled Portland within 43-39. George collected his third foul midway through the quarter after scoring 17 points.Another Lillard 3 closed the gap to 52-50 and the Blazers pulled in front 56-55 with 1:42 to go in the half on Seth Curry’s 3-pointer. The Blazers led 61-60 at the break, led by Lillard with 34 points.Kanter, who became Portland’s starter when Jusuf Nurkic broke his leg late in the season, was clearly having trouble with his left shoulder. He came down hard on it late in the half and cried out in pain but he started the second half.Kanter said afterward the original injury happened in the opening quarter and may be a separation. “We’ll see what happens,” he said, his shoulder wrapped.TIP-INSThunder: OKC coach Billy Donovan knew before the game what the Thunder were up against: “You throw everything you have into this game. It’s a matter of a collectively going out there to play to the best of their ability.” … The Tunder swept the Blazers in four games during the regular season.Trail Blazers: Lillard has had 30-plus points 13 times in the postseason. His effort on Tuesday night surpasses his previous playoff high of 40 set against the Warriors in 2016. … Klay Thompson has the playoff record with 11 3-pointers in a game for the Warriors — also against the Thunder — in 2016. … Portland has won 11 straight at home in the regular season and playoffs. …MORAL SUPPORT: The crowd roared in the final minutes when Nurkic was shown on the video scoreboard, cheering from the Blazers’ bench. It was the first time Nurkic had joined the team in the playoffs.“You guys know it, you felt it in the building when they showed him on the big screen,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “The fact that he showed up — no one knew he was going to show up. I honestly think we fed off that. There was a little good karma when he did show up.” With the game tied, Lillard dribbled just inside of halfcourt near the Blazers logo and then pulled up and hit the game-winner at the buzzer from 37-feet. After his wave, Lillard was mobbed by his teammates and the crowd chanted “MVP! MVP!”Lillard finished 10 3-pointers, second-most ever in an NBA playoff game.“All of those things that we did to give ourselves a chance to win were huge,” Lillard said. “And my part in it, I think, was probably my most important performance.”Portland advances to the Western Conference semifinals to face the winner of the series between the Nuggets and San Antonio. Denver won 108-90 earlier in the night to take a 3-2 lead in that series.It was the 12th straight road playoff loss for the Thunder, who have been eliminated in the opening round for three straight seasons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid “I don’t care what anybody says that’s a bad shot,” George said about Lillard’s 3. “But he made it and that story will be told, but it was a bad shot. You live with it.”McCollum finished with 17 for the Blazers and Enes Kanter had 13 points and 13 rebounds.Dame. Called. Game. 👋— Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) April 24, 2019The Blazers stole one in Oklahoma City, winning 111-98 on Sunday. Westbrook went cold, finishing was 5 of 21 from the field for 14 points. He missed his final 10 shots. Lillard finished with 24, including 15 in the third quarter.Portland was swept in the first round of the playoffs for the past two seasons, last year by New Orleans and the previous year by Golden State.The Blazers last trip to the Western Conference semifinals came in 2016, when they beat the Clippers in the opening round before falling to the Warriors in five games.The Thunder also got knocked out in the opening round for the past two seasons. In 2016, a year after missing the playoffs entirely, they went to the conference finals but lost to Golden State.The Thunder went up 22-12 early, and George made his first six shots from the floor. Oklahoma City held a 37-29 lead at the end of the first quarter, but Lillard led all players with 19 points. 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House Lawyers File Motion to Stop Milcon Funds from Going to Border

first_imgHouse lawyers filed a motion Tuesday evening requesting a federal judge block the administration’s plan to use reprogrammed DOD funds for southern border barriers, according to The Hill.The motion seeks to stop about $6 billion in military construction and counter-drug funds for building President Donald Trump’s long-promised border wall.“Defendants are moving quickly to construct the border wall, and they have awarded contracts against funds that Congress did not appropriate for that purpose,” House General Counsel Doug Letter wrote with other lawyers. “And more contracts are coming soon. Once made, these unconstitutional expenditures cannot be undone, and the grave institutional injury inflicted on the House cannot be remedied.”The motion argues the president violated the Constitution when he sidestepped congressional authority in directing reallocation of funds in his February emergency declaration.The Army Corps of Engineers, which handles most of the barrier contracts, has moved to award up to $8 billion in DOD funds, according to a Quartz report.The Department of Homeland Security has moved forward with using DOD funds for barriers in Arizona and New Mexico, Military Times reported Tuesday.Customs and Border Protection photo by Nicholas Robbs ADC AUTHORlast_img read more