25 May
2021

Strabane pitch to be named in honour of Felix McCrossan

first_img Google+ Strabane pitch to be named in honour of Felix McCrossan Twitter Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Harps come back to win in Waterford AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Facebookcenter_img DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Google+ By News Highland – October 13, 2018 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Following a public consultation it has been decided that the new 3G pitch at Melvin in Strabane is to be named in honour of the late Felix McCrossan.Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Health and Communities Committee have this week, fully endorsed a recommendation to adopt the outcome of the recent consultation and name the pitch the Felix McCrossan Pitch.West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan says it is a fitting tribute to a man who gave so much to the community:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/mccrossanweb.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. WhatsApp Previous articleHarps will have to improve before next week – Ollie HorganNext articleOver 1800 people waiting for day case appointments at LUH News Highland Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

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1 Mar
2021

Harvard men’s basketball moves past Cincinnati, 61-57

first_imgSPOKANE, Wash. — Siyani Chambers scored five of his 11 points in the final 1:58 to lift the 12th-seeded Harvard men’s basketball team to a 61-57 win over fifth-seeded Cincinnati in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.With Thursday’s win, Harvard improves to 27-4 overall, setting a new program record for wins in a season. The Crimson also becomes the first Ivy League team to win an NCAA tournament game in consecutive seasons since Princeton did so in 1983 and 1984. For full coverage of the game, including a video recap.Harvard will now face No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday at 8:40 p.m. EST live on TNT. For coverage of Saturday’s game, visit the Crimson’s Tournament Central website.last_img

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16 Dec
2020

Hempstead Village Cop Accused of Groping Woman

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Hempstead village police officer was arrested for allegedly groping a woman’s chest in front of her young children four months ago, Nassau County prosecutors said.Louis AcilaLouis Arcila pleaded not guilty Thursday at Nassau County court to charges of official misconduct, endangering the welfare of a child and sexual abuse.“The defendant allegedly followed a woman into a car and sexually assaulted her in front of her two children, while wearing his police shield in plain view,” Acting Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas said.Prosecutors said the 49-year-old Roslyn Heights man was off-duty but had his police shield clipped to his waist when he followed the victim to her parked car leaned over, and grabbed at the victim’s right breast at 10:30 p.m. June 28.When the victim pushed his hand away, he moved his hand to the victim’s inner thigh and then moved his hand back up to the victim’s breast a second time, authorities said. Her three-year old daughter and 10-year old son were in the car at the time. The woman’s adult nephew also witnessed the attack, which occurred outside El Rancho Catracho restaurant, according to investigators.The Hempstead Village Police Benevolent Association, the union that represents the department’s officers, released a statement denying the allegations and questioning the timing of the grand jury’s indictment.“We are confident that the officer will be vindicated once all of the facts are presented in court,” the union said in its statement. “We also would like to note that the timing of this indictment is troubling, since it comes just a few days before” Election Day.Judge Terrence Murphy released the officer without bail. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail. He is due back in court Nov. 13.last_img read more

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24 Sep
2020

Indy Colts Head Coach

first_imgIt was not the usual path taken by the Colts in obtaining their new head football coach.  According to the Indy Star, they were sure they had the right choice when Josh McDaniels of the New England Patriots took the head job.  Unfortunately, less than 24-hours later he announced he was staying with New England.  This might have been the right choice for McDaniels at this time, but he certainly did not set a good precedent for the next time he wants a head job.The Colts then turned to Philadelphia’s offensive coordinator, Frank Reich.  Reich was not actively pursuing a head job, but he certainly was interested if one came along.  The Colts are hoping that the laid-back Reich might be the key to getting Andrew Luck back on the job.  Luck, of course, is still rehabbing his shoulder at this writing.It seems that this is just another example of the “Good Old Boys Club” in pro sports.  Team owners are very reluctant to look very deep into the pool of coaches.  An example would be the Cincinnati Bengals who stayed with Marvin Lewis instead of making a change.  For Colt fans, I hope Reich is the right choice!last_img read more

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12 Aug
2020

Harrison, Polamalu practice for Steelers

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP)—The starting defense the Steelers thought they were getting when the season opened finally practiced together on Monday.There’s still no telling if the same 11 guys will suit up on Sunday against Philadelphia. JAMES HARRISON Injured stars James Harrison and Troy Polamalu were on the field as the Steelers (1-2) returned from their bye week. While Harrison remained vague about the chances his surgically repaired left knee will be ready to play for the first time this season, Polamalu is optimistic his strained right calf is no longer an issue.The perennial Pro Bowl safety says he felt “pretty good” and was grateful to see a slew of familiar faces on the practice field, Harrison’s included.“We’ll see what happens, but it’s been a while since we’ve all been on the field together,” Polamalu said. “There are some other new faces out there who have been permanent starters, so it’s all about how well 11 guys mesh on our defense.”The Steelers have struggled to generate much of a pass rush and the secondary had trouble in a 34-31 loss in Oakland on Sept. 23. Having a pair of healthy former Defensive Player of the Years would certainly help.“We just have to get ourselves on the winning side of things, because nobody cares about losing teams,” Polamalu said. “We just haven’t been executing that well, (so) whatever the call is that coach (Dick) LeBeau has made, we just haven’t been executing it that well at all. It really has nothing to do with the scheme of things. It’s just that we’re not executing and not performing well.”Harrison hasn’t played since a Wild Card loss to Denver in January. He struggled staying healthy during the offseason and underwent a minor procedure on Aug. 15. He returned to full practice last Tuesday but was not there on Wednesday, though he declined to label it a setback.If anything, Harrison wants to get in a game just so he’ll stop having to answer questions about his condition.“The constant questions, of course, just nags and irks on you,” said Harrison, who won’t have a better idea about his status until Friday.The Steelers could also get a boost to the running game with the possible return of Rashard Mendenhall, who hasn’t played since tearing the ACL in his right knee against Cleveland on New Year’s Day. He’s practiced regularly over the last three weeks and a comeback is imminent.“We’re gauging it, me and the coaches, and when we get to the point where we all think I can play then I’ll get back in there,” Mendenhall said.last_img read more

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