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Seton Hall overcomes half-court shot to stun No. 9 Kentucky

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first_imgPaul the apostle Myles Powell scored 25 of his 28 points after halftime for Seton Hall (6-3), including a tiebreaking 3 in the final seconds of the second half.“It took a lot of effort, but … we were ready,” Powell said. “We fought, we never gave up, we stayed together and we got the job done.”The clock showed 1.1 seconds after Powell’s step-back, double-clutch jumper from the left side went through, but officials made it 1.5 seconds after a replay review. That made all the difference for Kentucky when PJ Washington inbounded from the baseline and threw a long pass to an open Johnson, even though the play wasn’t designed for him to receive the ball.Johnson took a dribble, turned over his left shoulder and hurled a right-handed shot that went in as the horn sounded, tying it at 70.“I knew if I got the shot off that I had a pretty good chance to make it,” he said. “It was a big shot. I mean, it was pretty big. I guess it just hurt because we lost.”ADVERTISEMENT Kentucky: The Wildcats host Utah next Saturday before blue-blood games against No. 14 North Carolina and at rival Louisville.Seton Hall: Hosts state rival Rutgers next Saturday. Kentucky rooters roared and Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard, stomping and pointing on the sideline only moments before, simply dropped his head in disbelief. A blue-clad crowd of 10,244, split between the schools probably in Kentucky’s favor, was still buzzing as the teams got ready for overtime to settle the Citi Hoops Classic.“There’s just something special about this place,” Willard said.Washington had a career-high 29 points and grabbed 13 rebounds for Kentucky, which had won seven straight since a 118-84 blowout loss to Duke in the season opener Nov. 6.Reid Travis added 13 points before fouling out with 2:20 remaining in regulation. Johnson, the team’s leading scorer at 15.9 points per game, was held to 10 after going scoreless in the first half.“I am not discouraged in any way,” Calipari said. “We’ve got a ways to go. I mean, every year I go through this. This is painful and aging, trying to figure out your team, trying to win games while you’re trying to figure them out, how you finish games and trying to get them to mature quickly. It’s just hard. And you know what? I’m going to have to go through it again.”Cale scored a career-best 17 on 4-of-18 shooting. With the Pirates trailing 83-81, he took a pass from Taurean Thompson on the right side, pump-faked a defender and drained an open 3 to send Seton Hall to its fifth victory in six games.“We practice that all the time,” Cale said.McKnight had 15 points and five assists. Thompson, who missed Tuesday’s win over New Hampshire with an ankle injury, contributed 13 points off the bench.Seton Hall quickly recovered from Johnson’s incredible shot, scoring the first four points in overtime. A 3-pointer by Johnson with 43.9 seconds left gave the Wildcats an 82-81 lead, and Ashton Hagans made one of two free throws for Kentucky with 24.9 seconds to go.BIG PICTURE Seton Hall: The underdog Pirates pulled off the upset for a big resume-builder in their toughest test yet as they tune up for Big East play, which begins Dec. 29 against St. John’s. After making three consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a win over N.C. State last season, Seton Hall is trying to duplicate that success with a new group led by Powell. Last season’s senior class combined for more than 5,000 points, and only five Pirates on the current roster played for the team last season.Kentucky: The team’s lack of perimeter shooting was exposed. Kentucky went 5 for 20 (25 percent) from 3-point range, including 0 of 6 by Tyler Herro. “We made strides. We’re a better team than we were two weeks ago,” Calipari said. “I’ve got a lot to figure out offensively.”THANKS, GUYSWillard blamed himself for eschewing his preferred philosophy and guarding the inbounder at the end of regulation. Still, his resilient Pirates wouldn’t fold. “They bailed me out,” he said.TIP-INSSeton Hall: Michael Nzei, Sandro Mamukelashvili and Jared Rhoden fouled out. … Powell got hot late and finished 6 for 11 on 3s. … Playing about 17 miles from their New Jersey campus, the Pirates improved to 9-3 at Madison Square Garden over the last three seasons.Kentucky: The Wildcats entered with the best rebounding margin in the nation, an advantage of nearly 17 per game, but only managed a 39-35 edge against the feisty Pirates.SHOWTIMENew York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman had a front-row seat along the sideline. Cashman went to high school in Lexington, Kentucky, before moving to Washington. Former New York Giants star Justin Tuck also was in the crowd.UP NEXT LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. But this scrappy Seton Hall squad had a lot more left.Myles Cale hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds remaining and the Pirates overcame Johnson’s half-court fling that tied the score, stunning Kentucky 84-83 on Saturday in a Madison Square Garden thriller.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“I guess that was good for the fans,” Wildcats coach John Calipari said. “Wasn’t so good for the losing coach.”Johnson had a chance to win it for Kentucky (7-2), but his 3-point try with a second remaining was blocked by Quincy McKnight. The ball went out of bounds as time expired, and excited Pirates players rushed off the bench to celebrate a huge win. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Kentucky forward PJ Washington (25) watches Seton Hall guard Myles Cale (22) makes a 3-point shot in the closing seconds of the overtime period of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. Seton Hall won 84-83 in overtime. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)NEW YORK — Keldon Johnson caught the ball near center court and heaved in a prayer of a shot at the regulation buzzer that sent Kentucky players and fans into a pulsating frenzy.Surely now, with all that momentum, the ninth-ranked Wildcats would finally take control in overtime and escape from New York with a hard-fought win.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READlast_img read more

‘Ebola Hero’

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first_imgThe National Legislature has thanked and certificated Montserrado County District # 13 Representative Saah H. Joseph for his commitment to help eradicate the deadly Ebola virus disease from Liberia.Speaking at the official opening ceremony of the 4th Session of the 53rd Legislature, House Speaker J. Alex Tyler took a few minutes to congratulate Joseph for his services to the nation and people during the peak of the pandemic.“I ask that you join me at this time in a standing ovation for our own colleague and hero from the House of Representatives, the Hon. Saah Joseph of Montserrado County, whom we consider an Ebola hero,” Speaker Tyler said.Despite the recognition of Liberia’s success in the Ebola fight, Speaker Tyler warned,   the country should not be complacent but rather follow every measure aimed at tackling the virus.“I solemnly urge us all to continue observing the checkpoints erected by the Health authorities in the face of the Ebola menace,” Speaker Tyler said.He added, “Truly, our nation has been tested by fire, by war and now by this pestilence of biblical proportions,” he lamented.Prior to the presentation of the Certificate of Honor, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai said the selfless services of Rep. Joseph were remarkable and must be appreciated.The availability of five ambulances, owned and supported by the Montserrado County lawmaker during Liberia’s battle against the deadly virus contributed in an immeasurable way to a huge success, leading to the very low infection rate.However, in order to eradicate the virus from the sub-region, Rep. Joseph and his team, known as the First Responders Emergency Medical Services, is already in Sierra Leone to help the government tackle the virus.The President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf described the information of Liberia’s deployment in Sierra Leone as wonderfully good news that must be celebrated, adding; “Rep. Joseph was one of the first responders on the Ebola frontline.“You were one of the first on the Ebola frontline and faced the virus when a lot of people did not know the disease well and were afraid and confused. “You and your team braved the storm when doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers as well as our citizens were dying in their numbers.   You are a true servant and hero of our country,” President Sirleaf declared.It can be recalled, Rep. Joseph told journalists recently before his departure for Sierra Leone, that while there, his team (the First Responders Emergency Medical Services) will basically facilitate the timely transport of sick persons to testing and treatment facilities and would not be involved with activities in Ebola Treatment Units.“The First Responders Emergency Medical Services Incorporated is very happy and proud to be able to help our brothers and sisters on the other side on behalf of our country and people,” the Montserrado lawmaker said.He further stated that the government of Liberia, through his office, had purchased an additional four ambulances, including one air Ambulance due to arrive very soon in the country. The Ambulances, the Representative said, have been acquired to support the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in the country.He argued that the only way to surmount challenges posed to the country by the outbreak of the deadly virus is to provide more medical equipment and viable ambulance transportation services to render the response team more effective and on time.The lawmaker disclosed that the air ambulance will be used for cases from Lofa and other parts of the country that are highly affected in fighting the virus. The Air ambulance, according to him, will help to reduce the risk of traveling with Ebola patients to distant treatment centers around the country.“The Air Ambulance will also be used in the leeward counties for pregnant women who will be unable to give birth easily and also to pick-up accident victims from accident scenes and take them to hospitals,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

CIF State Basketball Championship schedule

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first_img6). Division II: Tulare Western (24-6) at Mater Dei (29-4); Norco (20-11) at Scripps Ranch (24-6); Redondo Union (26-5) at Fresno Edison (24-4), 7:30 p.m.; San Diego Serra (23-7) at Compton (25-6). BOY’S BASKETBALL CIF STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS Thursday’s games, (7 p.m. unless noted) Division I: Kaiser (19-12) at Fairfax (23-5); Escondido (26-5) at M.L. King (27-4); Corona Centennial (29-4) at L.A. Polytechnic (23-5); Clovis West (21-8) at Pasadena (30-2); Perris (19-10) at Helix (28-1); Arroyo Valley (23-6) at Los Alamitos (29-4); Dorsey (24-6) at Clovis East (26-4); Murrieta Valley (20-11) at Westchester (22- Division III: St. Augustine (13-15) at Artesia (29-2); Twentynine Palms (28-2) at Tehachapi (21-8); Corona del Mar (19-7) at Mission Bay (22-5); Hanford West (21-10) at La Canada (28-3). Division IV: Campbell Hall (30-1) vs. LACES/San Joaquin Memorial winner; St. Bernard (20-11) at Francis Parker (27-3); Ontario Christian (24-5) at Garces (24-6); Desert (23-2) at Horizon (22-6). Division V: Price (26-5) vs. Calvin Christian/Bakersfield Christian winner; Pacific Hills (22-8) at Foothills Christian (24-5); Renaissance Acad. (23-2) at Immanuel (24-9); Desert Chapel (19-6) at View Park Prep (20-11), 7:30 p.m. center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Incident closes Alaska Highway in Fort St. John

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first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Part of the Alaska Highway in Fort St. John was closed for some time this afternoon because of a motor vehicle incident.RCMP, fire, and ambulance crews could be seen occupying the northbound lanes of the Alaska Highway in a post on local social media at approximately 2:15 p.m. The northbound lanes of the Alaska Highway were closed, causing minor backups on adjacent frontage roads. Members of the RCMP were seen speaking with several members of the public at the scene, before reopening the road at around 2:30 p.m.This is a developing story, and we will have updates as they are made available. If you have a news tip, email news@moosefm.ca.- Advertisement –last_img read more

ARENA 7 WINS TRIP ADVISOR AWARD FOR 2012

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first_imgArena7 Entertainment Complex Letterkenny has just been awarded the Certificate of Excellence for 2012 courtesy of TripAdvisor.The award was unveiled to Arena7 on Monday the 24th of September via post which made it an extra special Monday with Sam Maguire also arriving in the County. TripAdvisor is the World Largest travel web site which allows customers and visitors to give their opinion on their experience while they attended any business.It is widely recognised by travellers when making decisions whether or not to choose a particular business to visit who do so by posting an opinion online about the company.Arena7 which who are now entering their 9th year in business offers the complete entertainment package under one roof:1. Strikes Bar & Restaurant 2. Bowling World (Complete with VIP Bowling Room)3. Waynes World Kids Adventure Centre4. Championship Style Pool Tables5. Function Rooms with Private Bars6. Bite & Bowl Fast Food Diner7. Arcade Games & Kids Go Karts Enda Nicholls of Arena7, who won Businessman of the Year, said “I would like to thank all the staff who helped us achieve this award. We always try to offer a fantastic service to our customers and this award shows we are going in the right direction.”Arena7 would like to thank all their customers for their support throughout the past 8 years and look forward to the future with their loyal support.Meanwhile Arena7 is offering 20% off tonight to celebrate Donegal’s success in the All-Ireland by offering their customers a great dining experience for great value.You can dine at Arena7 and enjoy a four course meal for 2 with a bottle of wine for only €49.95 and for even better value; if you mention “Sam Maguire” you will receive an extra 20% off your meal so you dine for only €40. With a delicious steak as a main course option included and some of our very own house wine. Friday night is a great night to dine out ARENA 7 WINS TRIP ADVISOR AWARD FOR 2012 was last modified: October 5th, 2012 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)last_img read more

DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS – WAR DEAD TO BE REMEMBERED

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first_imgJimmy Duffy’s Annagry Community NotesWAR COMMEMORATIONThose from the Lower Rosses who died as a result of World Wars will be commemorated at a series of events to be held in Annagry Community Hall. The commemoration will begin on Monday evening August 25th with an ecumenical service followed by the opening of a 5 day exhibition run in conjunction with Donegal County Museum. On Saturday August 30th there will be a unique display of photos, medals, letters etc relating to the local men who fought. In our own parish of Annagry, a heavy price was paid with seventeen men known to have died in the WW1, four in WW2 along with the civilian victims of the Ballymanus Mine in May 1943. In all it is estimated that several hundred persons from this Parish were caught up in the upheaval in some way or another. If you have material that you would like to display contact 087 1935066 or email annagryhall@gmail.com. Personal memorabilia will be display for only one day in a secure environment. SYMPATHYSympathy of the community is extended to the family and friends of the late Paddy O’Donnell Mullaghduff, Julia O’Donnell Kincasslagh, Charlie McBride Kincasslagh, Neil O’Donnell Cragheyboyle, Neily Boyle Ballymanus, Bernadette Donaghey who have passed to their eternal reward in the recent past. May they rest in peace.CEMETERY MASSThe Annual Cemetery Mass and Blessing of the Graves will be held at the New Cemetery Meendernasloe on Friday July 25th at7.30pm and at the Old Cemetery Annagry on Sunday July 27th at 3pm. CHILDREN’S BOOK COURSE FOR ADULTSDublin based children’s book author and illustrator Adrienne Geoghegan will facilitate a 5 day course in Annagry Community Hall. This course will be held from Monday July 21st until Friday July 25th from 10am-4pm. Subjects will include “How to write in Pictures, building a story framework, physical structure of a picture book” among many other valuable topics. For further information, email Kim at poearthpots@gmail.comTo view Ms. Geoghegan’s portfolio visit http://www.adriennegeoghegan.com/site/portfolio/box-art/LOTTOThe numbers drawn in the Naomh Muire Club Lotto on June 18th were 14-17-18-22. There was no winner of the €1220 jackpot. Sorach Doohan Rann na Feirste, Breid McDevitt An Bhraid and Kathleen Greene Loch an Iúir matched 3 numbers. The jackpot on June 18th is €1280. If you’re not in, you can’t win! GAA TRAININGPeil na mBan will hold training session for U10s and U12s Girls on Thursdays from 5.30pm until 6.30pm. The training for U14 and U16 Minors and Ladies will be held between 6.30pm and 7.30pm also on Thursdays.BROADBAND SCHEMEIn reply to representation by Seamus Rodgers in relation to extension of Broadband services to rural areas the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has outlined the areas in Donegal targeted by State led intervention under the National Broadband Scheme, the areas referred to is an initial indicative list. Further locations may be identified as the mapping process continues. Similarly it may be determined that some of the locations will be addressed by the commercial sector and will not require a State intervention. The mapping process is expected to be concluded later this year. This strategy will definitively address the connectively challenges faced by rural Ireland in a meaningful and sustainable way. In the Annagry area the following townlands have been identified Braade, Carnboy, Carrickfin, Crolly, Kincasslagh and Rannafast. ROSSES RADIORosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone on Friday 4th July doors open from 7.30pm, entrance €7 per person. As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent and Rosses Radio together with The Stepping Stone are delighted to be able to provide you with a few hours of excellent entertainment from our superb home grown talent!!DD LOCAL: ANNAGRY COMMUNITY NEWS – WAR DEAD TO BE REMEMBERED was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by John2Share 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:Annagry Community NewsJimmy DuffyNotesWar deadlast_img read more

SWIMMING BROTHER AND SISTER STRIKE GOLD IN FINALS

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first_imgBronagh and Oisin Sheridan from Letterkenny with their gold medals from the community games swimming finals in Ballyshannon.Bronagh will represent Donegal in the U-13 4×25 freestyle relay and Oisin the u10 backstroke.Both swim with the Swilly Seals Letterkenny.  SWIMMING BROTHER AND SISTER STRIKE GOLD IN FINALS was last modified: March 30th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:SWIMMING BROTHER AND SISTER STRIKE GOLD IN FINALSlast_img read more

Iran’s leader says Israel should be wiped off map

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first_imgTEHRAN, Iran – President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared Wednesday that Israel is a “disgraceful blot” that should be “wiped off the map” – fiery words that Washington said underscores its concern over Iran’s nuclear program. Ahmadinejad’s speech to thousands of students at a “World without Zionism” conference set a hard-line foreign policy course sharply at odds with that of his moderate predecessor, echoing the sentiments of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran’s Islamic revolution. The United States said Ahmadinejad’s remarks show that Washington’s fears about Iran’s nuclear program are accurate. “I think it reconfirms what we have been saying about the regime in Iran,” White House press secretary Scott McClellan told reporters in Washington. “It underscores the concerns we have about Iran’s nuclear intentions.” “Ahmadinejad has clearly declared the doctrine of his government,” said Mohammad Sadeq Hosseini, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs. “He is returning Iran to the revolutionary goals it was pursuing in the 1980s.” Reacting to the Iranian president’s speech, Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev said Ahmadinejad and Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar “speak openly about destroying the Jewish state … and it appears the problem with these extremists is that they followed through on their violent declarations with violent actions.” Ebrahim Yazdi, a former Iranian foreign minister, said Ahmadinejad’s remarks harmed Iran. “Such comments provoke the international community against us. It’s not to Iran’s interests at all. It’s harmful to Iran to make such a statement,” he said. Several world governments issued statements criticizing the Iranian’s remarks, including Britain, Canada and Germany. In Madrid, Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos summoned Iran’s ambassador to protest Ahmadinejad’s comments. Moratinos said he rejected the remarks in the strongest possible terms. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Ahmadinejad also condemned Iran’s neighbors which seek to break new ground in their relations with Israel. “Anybody who recognizes Israel will burn in the fire of the Islamic nation’s fury,” state-run television quoted him as saying. Relations between Israel and several Persian Gulf states have been thawing amid Israel’s withdrawal from the Gaza Strip in September. Bahrain announced in September it was ending a decades-old law banning trade ties with Israel. In October, Qatar said it was donating $6 million to help build a soccer stadium for a mixed Arab-Jewish team, the first such financial assistance by an Arab state for any town inside Israel. Israel has been at the forefront of nations calling for an end to Iran’s nuclear program, which the United States and many others in the West say is aimed at acquiring weapons of mass destruction. Iran insists the program is for generating electricity. Referring to Palestinian suicide bomb attacks in Israel, Ahmadinejad said: “there is no doubt that the new wave in Palestine will soon wipe off this disgraceful blot from the face of the Islamic world.” Ahmadinejad’s speech came hours before a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up in the Israeli town of Hadera, killing five people. Iran aids several militant Palestinian groups, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, with support and training through proxies among Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas. last_img read more

Merry holidays?

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first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake In other words, saying “happy holidays” is no slight against anyone’s religion. And saying “merry Christmas” or “happy Hanukkah” is no slur, either. Both are holidays of peace, of hope and of joy – sentiments that can be appreciated by all. In a society that’s too often hurried, uncivil or downright rude, it seems petty to quibble about any expression of kindness. In this season of good will, is it asking too much to put the culture wars on hold, even if only for a few days? So have a merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah, and may all your holidays be joyful. Merry Christmas and happy Hanukkah – or, if you prefer, happy holidays. All are friendly greetings, and none should be controversial. But this is America in 2005, where the culture wars rage on. Even expressions of seasonal cheer have become sadly politicized. On one side, we have those who see the phrase “happy holidays” as a sign of a forced secularization of American society. On the other, critics laugh at the very idea of such an effort, and think those who complain are just being hypersensitive. As usual, both sides have a point. With silly talk of “holiday trees,” and in a day where even a minuscule cross on the Los Angeles County seal is deemed intolerable, it’s easy to see why many believers feel picked on. That said, individuals or businesses that use “happy holidays” are merely acknowledging that, in addition to Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s and other holidays are celebrated this time of year. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

CULTURE NIGHT SET TO BRING THE EMIGRANT’S HOUSE DOWN

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first_imgTeach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann – the setting for the Culture NightTeach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann near Magheraroarty will host an eclectic mix of cultural, heritage and artistic endeavour for Culture Night on Friday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. The event entitled ‘The Heritage of an Emigrant’s Home’ will consider the built heritage features of Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann with Dr. Fidelma Mullane, a vernacular architecture specialist and a member of the Board of the Heritage Council of Ireland.There will be music and song provided by Éist, a traditional group of young musicians from Cloughaneely. “Culture Night provides a great opportunity for people of all ages across the county to find out more about our culture and heritage. Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann provides an intimate venue and surroundings to hear about the built heritage of this traditional building” explains Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.“This emigrant’s home will come to life with music, song and stories about its built heritage. The rich Irish language associated with the naming of different parts of the traditional home and its built heritage will also be explored. We encourage everyone to come along and find out more about the cultural heritage, traditional architecture and emigration from west Donegal.”Teach Mhicí Mhic Gabhann is an outstanding example of a rural traditional building from west Donegal that demonstrates the work of traditional craftsmen from the area.This free event is a unique opportunity for people to find out more about the vernacular architecture of the former combined byre-and-dwelling with its rope-thatched roof, its slate room addition and its ‘cailleach’ (bed outshot). Togra Fiontar agus Cultúr Uladh secured funding recently for the repair of aspects of the built heritage of the house including the quarried-slate roof on the ‘upper room’.The life and times of Micí Mac Gabhann (1865-1948), the former resident of the house will also be recalled.A seasonal labourer, Mac Gabhann worked on farms in ‘The Laggan’ and Scotland before ultimately emigrating to the United States to seek his fortune, however, unlike many of his contemporaries, he returned to Ireland to bring up his family.His life story was published as ‘Rotha Mór an tSaoil’ / ‘The Hard Road to Klondike’. The event is presented by County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council in association with Togra Fiontar agus Cultúr Uladh and Ealaín na Gaeltachta.CULTURE NIGHT SET TO BRING THE EMIGRANT’S HOUSE DOWN was last modified: September 17th, 2013 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:Culture NightTeach Mhici Mhiclast_img read more