Kevin O'brien

16 Jun 19
mot juste

On Friday, the final game of the 2019 NBA season saw the Toronto Raptors edging the Warriors to win their first title. This was a fairy tale result twenty-four years in the making. In truth, theirs was a championship that defied the odds, a team that got swept in last year’s playoffs. During the course […]

16 Jun 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, […]

16 Jun 19
The official Washington D.C. news site - timworld.info

MIAMI (AP) — Pablo Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night. Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez each had three hits for the Marlins while Starlin Castro knocked in the go-ahead run in the fifth. The Pirates have lost eight of […]

16 Jun 19
CBS Pittsburgh

The Pirates have lost eight of their last night following a loss to the Marlins 4-3 Saturday evening.

16 Jun 19
National Post

The saga is over. When this trade is done, everybody can say they won. The Lakers, the Pelicans, Rich Paul, LeBron James, they all can take a victory lap. The trade that will be official in the coming weeks sending Anthony Davis from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers for Brandon Ingram, […]

16 Jun 19
WKBN
MIAMI (AP) – Pablo Lopez pitched seven strong innings and allowed three runs to help the Miami Marlins beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Saturday night.  Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez each had three hits for the Marlins while Starlin Castro knocked in the go-ahead run in the fifth.  The Pirates have lost eight of nine.  Lopez (5-5) gave up seven hits and one walk. He struck out four. He is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last four starts.  Sergio Romo pitched around a one-out single in the ninth by getting Melkey Cabrera to bounce into a game-ending double play to earn his 12th save in 13 opportunities.  Cooper is hitting .360 (32 of 89) with six home runs and 18 RBIs over his last 23 games.  Pirates’ 24-year old right-hander Dario Agrazal, a native of Panama, made his debut. He pitched four innings and allowed six hits and three runs, two earned, while striking out three.  Cooper singled and Brian Anderson dropped in a double to right field to begin the fifth off Geoff Hartlieb (0-1). Castro grounded out to third scoring Cooper for a 4-3 lead.  Kevin Newman’s base hit started the scoring in the third for the Pirates, who added two runs in the fourth on a base hit by Josh Bell and a double by Corey Dickerson for a 3-0 lead.  The Marlins tied it in the fourth with three runs on a base hit by Harold Ramirez, a throwing error by second baseman Adam Frazier, and a single by Jorge Alfaro.  TRAINER’S ROOM  Pirates: RHP Trevor Williams (side) is nearing a return. “Trevor’s feeling good and we’re intending to start him Wednesday against Detroit,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “Everything has gone well.” . C Francisco Cervelli (concussion) is scheduled to be re-examined by the neurologist in the next couple of days. . RHP Keone Keta was transferred from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day. “Keone began a throwing program Thursday in Bradenton and responded well,” director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said. “Based on the time down, he will need a period of time to be built back up for Major League competition.”  Marlins: LHP Caleb Smith (hip) threw for the first time. “I know he’s excited to be playing catch and get on the field,” manager Don Mattingly said. “This is kind of the start of getting him ready. I don’t want to put a timetable on it, but hopefully it’s something that’s not going to be a long time.”. IF Jon Berti (oblique) and OF Peter O’Brien (ribs) are advancing with baseball activities.  UP NEXT  Pirates: RHP Chris Archer (3-6, 5.73 ERA) is looking to bounce back after allowing a career-high five home runs in a 7-5 loss at Atlanta in his last start.  Marlins: RHP Sandy Alcantara (3-6, 3.67) has allowed one earned run in 20 innings over his last three home starts.(Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
15 Jun 19
The Irish Sun
GARDA Commissioner Drew Harris has apologised to a former garda who was charged for having sex and giving birth to her son while not being married in the 1980s. In a statement released this evening, Mr Harris said: “On behalf of An Garda Síochána, I fully apologise to former Garda Majella Moynihan for the manner in which she was treated and the subsequent lifelong impact this had on her.” Majella Moynihan has spoken publicly about her ordeal for the first time Garda Commissioner Drew Harris In a heartbreaking radio documentary on RTE Radio One broadcast today, Majella spoke publicly about how she was treated by An Garda Siochana after she gave birth to a boy in May 1984. Majella, originally from Kanturk, Co Cork, was charged with two counts under the 1971 Garda Siochana Regulations in relation to premarital sex and birth outside marriage – almost two months after she gave birth. She was working at Store Street Garda Station in Dublin at the time and had become pregnant while in a relationship with a probationary garda. The documentary called The Case of Majella Moynihan revealed Majella’s pregnancy was even the subject of a meeting between the Archbishop of Dublin Kevin McNamara and the then Garda Commissioner Larry Wren in the archbishop’s palace. Majella was facing dismissal at the time of this meeting but the charges were dropped when the Archbishop intervened and advised Commissioner Wren that a conviction against Majella could lead to female gardai travelling to the UK for abortions. NO CHOICE When Majella was seven months’ pregnant, in March 1984, she began her maternity leave. She was encouraged by her social workers to spend the final weeks of her pregnancy outside Dublin. After arrangements were made by CURA in Dublin, Majella went to stay with a family in Galway. And after she gave birth to her son David on May 31, 1984, she gave him up for adoption. In the documentary, created by Aoife Kelleher, Sarah Blake and Liam O’Brien, Majella told how she felt like she had no choice. She said: “The pressure came from every angle to adopt – it came from the Gardaí, it came from Cura and it also came from the social worker. “She kept saying ‘You know you can’t give your child what you’d like to give him. You’re 21 years of age, it’d be better if we took him and he went to a good family’. I still didn’t know what I was going to do. BEAUTIFUL “On the 31st of May, at two minutes past five, I gave birth to a beautiful boy. “I left the hospital on the 1st of June and I left my son behind. “I walked out of that hospital in a trance, I didn’t know who I was, what I was. I remember getting into the back of the car and going back to the family house and all I wanted was my child.” “The next day I went into the hospital and he was in the nursery and I asked the nurse could I hold him and she said no. I remember staring into the nursery, just wanting to grab him and run. “I didn’t know where I was going to run. That pain is still like it was yesterday. It was the worst day of my life.” David was eventually placed with adoptive parents in July 1984 and, later that year, Majella received a formal notice of breach of discipline from a chief superintendent. [boxout headline=”Internal Garda disciplinary charges against Majella”]CHARGE 1 “Conduct prejudicial to discipline or likely to bring discredit on the force. “That is to say that between the 20th of May 1983 and the 30th of September 1983, you being an unmarried female member of An Garda Síochána did associate on terms of intimacy and undue familiarity with one Recruit Garda, an unmarried member of An Garda Síochána and during such period of association, you had sexual intercourse with said Recruit, as a result of which you became pregnant and gave birth to a male child at Galway Regional Hospital, Galway, on or about the 31st of May, 1984.” CHARGE 2 “You being a female member of An Garda Síochána, did on or about the 31st of May 1984 give birth to a child outside wedlock at Galway Regional Hospital, Galway, County Galway.” [/boxout] After being notified of the charges against her, Majella was then cautioned. She tearfully recalled: “And after those charges were proffered against me, I was cautioned that I was not obliged to say anything unless I wished to do so and anything I said would be taken down in writing and may be given as evidence. “I remember thinking ‘What are they doing?’, ‘Why am I being charged like a criminal?’, I did nothing wrong. “And the questions that I were asked, no person should ever be asked those questions. “All about my past history, my sexual past. All about my life, it had nothing to do with the fact that I was pregnant, that I had given birth. “At that stage I just felt that I wanted to die.  I didn’t want to live anymore.” “I had to go back downstairs put on my uniform and go back out on the beat as if nothing happened.” ‘TOTALLY BETRAYED’ In 1985, with the disciplinary proceedings still hanging over her, Majella was told by a colleague that they heard she was going to be sacked. In turn, Majella spoke to Mena Robinson, from CURA, the Catholic Church’s Crisis Pregnancy Agency. A meeting followed between the then Garda Commissioner Larry Wren, Archbishop Kevin McNamara, and and Ms Robinson in the Archbishop’s Palace. Majella told the documentary: “Mena came back to me after that meeting, and told me that Archbishop McNamara turned to Larry Wren and said ‘If you sack Majella, you’re opening the gates to England’. “And at that stage, it was decided that I was to be cautioned. “Archbishop McNamara at that stage saved my job. He didn’t want Guards going to England to have abortions, that’s why my job was saved.” But not long after the charges against her were dropped, articles about the disciplinary action against her appeared in The Irish Times and the Irish Independent newspapers. Her case was also discussed on RTE. She said: “I felt totally betrayed at that stage again, that some member of the Gardaí had given it to the papers. And the charge sheets and everything. The only thing that wasn’t was my name wasn’t mentioned.” The documentary also revealed that the father of Majella’s baby was fined £90 for his conduct. This followed Majella having to testify about her sexual relationship with him and her own sexual history. [article-rail-section title=”Most Read in News” posts_category=”2″ posts_number=”6″ query_type=”popular” /] Majella now has a relationship with her son David and says she is “so happy” in her life, but attends counselling to work through the trauma of her first pregnancy and experience in An Garda Siochana. She said: “I think for Ireland in the 1980 that it’s an appalling infliction on any female to have been charged with giving birth and charged with having intercourse.” The documentary can be listened to in full here Majella in her early 20s Majella as a guard in 1998
15 Jun 19
The Clare Crusader

By Jim Conlan Change is in the air in terms of the Clare Intermediate Football Championship for 2019 and in all honesty, it is badly needed. In terms of quality since the victorious Miltown Malbay, Clare sides have been found wanting in terms of Munster representation. The sheer predictability of the championship meant that even […]

15 Jun 19
Acordo Coletivo: Cidadania

Coaching From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search For other uses, see Coach (disambiguation). Coaching is a form of development in which a person called a coach supports a learner or client in achieving a specific personal or professional goal by providing training and guidance.[1] The learner is sometimes called a coachee. […]

15 Jun 19
Boston Herald
BROCKTON – St. John’s Prep kept their Super Eight title hopes alive in a 4-3 elimination nail-biter over BC High. Will Frain took care of things at the plate for the No.2 seeded Eagles going 2-for-2 with 3 RBI including a RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth that proved to be the game-winner out of the cleanup spot for St. John’s Prep. With the win, the Eagles (20-3) advance to the finals of the one-loss bracket to face Walpole (18-5) this Sunday at noon. Walpole knocked St. John’s Prep out of the winner’s bracket in a 7-2 win earlier in the tournament adding a little flavor to the rematch. BC High (15-9) made things interesting in the final frame as Wil McCarthy and Sean O’Connell recorded back-to-back walks to open the top of the ninth as BC High trailed 4-1. St. John’s Prep head coach Dan Letarte went to his bullpen and brought in Max Gieg on short rest to get his Eagles’ out of the jam – but it didn’t come easy. After a fielder’s choice put runners at the corners, a passed ball plated McCarthy and moved Connor Flavin all the way to third. One out later, a wild-pitch on ball four to Charlie Devin brought home Flavin and the tying run was sitting on first base. “What was going through my mind was, ‘Holy Crap’ but it’s just high school baseball,” said Letarte. “Just get that one out, just get that one out, hit it up in the air, hit it on the ground.” Letarte didn’t need the infield or outfield help as Gieg fanned two of the last three batters to secure the one-run win for St. John’s Prep as the pitching was the difference throughout the game. Kevin Dewing, Sean Letarte, and Gieg combined for the win with nine strikeouts while scattering five hits. Letarte was excellent in the middle innings with three shutout frames before tiring as Gieg picked up the save in relief. “The disappointing thing to me was the middle innings, we didn’t compete enough,” said BC High head coach, Norm Walsh. “This was a microcosm of the season. We start out pretty aggressively, kind of go to sleep in the middle, and wake up in the end and it’s been our pattern and has frustrated me all year.” BC High took their only lead of the game in the top of the first as Aiden Curry scored as O’Connell smashed a 1-0 pitch to right center field for a triple and the 1-0 lead. But the damage for St. John’s Prep came in the bottom of the third. Brady O’Brien reached on a one-out error and Alex Lane knocked him over to third on a hard-hit single. Frain followed up with a two-out, two-run triple to break things open. Jack Miller finished off the three-run inning with an opposite field laser to right field to give St. John’s the 3-1 lead after three complete. The one negative for Letarte was leaving 10 stranded runners which kept BC High within striking distance. “(Frain) was really focused and I thought he got some nice counts,” added Letarte. “The three-run inning was huge, but I felt like I was talking to people at third base all night. We have to work on that – timely hitting – because a couple more hits you don’t have as much stress in that last inning.”  
15 Jun 19
TBN Media

The Toronto Raptors are NBA champions thanks largely to Kawhi Leonard’s outstanding playoff run. To acquire Kawhi Leonard, Toronto Raptors general manager, Masai Ujiri had to become the most unpopular man in Canada. The high-reward nature of such a trade superseded everything else. Taking the Raptors to the next level required an upgrade. DeMar DeRozan […]

15 Jun 19
Guy Breau's SPACE

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Toronto Raptors’ blockbuster trade for Kawhi Leonard last summer was barely a day old when the forward reached out to his new teammate Kyle Lowry. “I said ‘Let’s go out and do something special. I know your best friend (DeMar DeRozan) left. I know you’re mad. But let’s make this thing work […]

15 Jun 19
Update News Portal

Tony Avelar/Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. — It will be said that a dynasty ended here Thursday night, that it crumbled into dust, as all great dynasties eventually do. But that’s not entirely accurate. The dynastic Warriors of Golden State—the team of Steph and Klay and Dray and KD, the era of Splash Brothers and Strength […]

15 Jun 19
Heavy.com

Toronto Raptors superfan Drake released new music following the team’s championship run, showing love to some of the players and people who made his dream of seeing a championship in Toronto a reality.