Ronan Kennedy from Killybegs who is lucky to be alive.POLICE in Amsterdam say an ‘angel’ who jumped into a canal to save a Donegal man walked on afterwards – and they don’t know who he is.Ronan Kennedy, from Killybegs, was visiting The Netherlands, when the terrifying incident happened in the early hours of Tuesday.Ronan, 27, was left for dead after being mugged and dumped in the freezing waters of an Amsterdam canal. The woodwork teacher, who now lives in Melbourne, Australia, was only saved when the passer-by dragged him out of the water and resuscitated him.He was later cared for by the emergency services who arrived on the scene within minutes.Ronan said himself that he is lucky to be alive.“I couldn’t get out myself and it was so cold that I didn’t last long. To the Dutch person who dragged me out of the canal and resuscitated me, I owe you my life,” he told us. A spokesman for Amsterdam police told Donegal Daily: “Mr Kennedy reported a street robbery that took place on Monday evening, just after midnight (so in fact in the early hours of Tuesday) on the Leidsekade in Amsterdam’s central district.“Mr Kennedy was treated at the scene and then taken to hospital. We are aware that someone did go into the water to help Mr Kennedy but as of yet this person is unknown to us as he left the scene after the ambulance arrived.“This person probably saved Mr Kennedy’s life.”Ronan says he’d love to trace the man – just so he can say ‘thanks’ personally. DUTCH POLICE: ‘ANGEL’ WHO SAVED DONEGAL MAN FROM DROWNING WALKED AWAY AFTERWARDS was last modified: January 23rd, 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:AmsterdamDutch PolicemuggingRonan Kennedy
OAKLAND — The Athletics were resilient enough to come back Wednesday, but ultimately not good enough to close the deal.The Los Angeles Angels scored five times in the top of the 11th inning off reliever Lou Trivino (2-1) to beat the Athletics for the second straight day at the Coliseum before a crowd of 21,185.Twice the Athletics came back to tie it in a game that appeared lost. They erased a 5-1 deficit by scratching out two run in the seventh and then knotted the score in the eighth on …
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants are moving on to the next phase of their search to find Bruce Bochy’s replacement.President of baseball operations Farhan Zaidi has begun notifying candidates of whether or not they’ll receive a second interview for the chance to become the Giants’ next manager. Former Phillies manager Gabe Kapler and current Houston Astros bench coach Joe Espada are reportedly among those who will remain involved in the process.According to Florida-based radio host …
“Their support has gone a long way in ensuring the successful growth of the Africa Open. It’s wonderful news for all of us that have grown to love this tournament that we will be coming to the Africa Open’s home for the next five years.” “It was a real dogfight for most of the day,” Oosthuizen said after securing victory. Two-shot victoryIn 2011 it took a playoff for Oosthuizen to win, but this time around he won by two shots after three strong rounds and an outstanding performance in the second round in which he fired an 11-under-par 62, sinking nine birdies and an eagle three on the par-five sixth. Tjaart van der Walt pushed Oosthuizen all the way. He matched the 2010 Open champion with a 69 in the first round, carded a 64 in response to Oosthuizen’s 62, and then shot a 65 to Oosthuizen’s 67 in the third round to enter the final round on even terms. His victory in the event, which was also co-sanctioned by the Sunshine Tour, marked the first time he has been successful in a European Tour title defence. It was also his fourth title on the Tour and his ninth career victory. “I remember watching Tjaart when I was an amateur, and it was just great seeing him play to his potential today. He played really well. He’s one of those who won’t go away. He’s not going to mess it up. He’s too consistent for that.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material On Sunday, the outcome wasn’t decided until the 71st hole, when Oosthuizen nailed a 35-foot putt for birdie to move two shots clear. SponsorshipOn Sunday, it was also was announced that the East London Golf Club will host the Africa Open for the next five years, thanks to a sponsorship from the Buffalo City municipality. Louis Oosthuizen (-27) 69, 62, 67, 67, 265Tjaart van der Walt (-25) 69, 64, 65, 69, 267Retief Goosen (-24) 65, 68, 66, 69, 268Jaco van Zyl (-23) 71, 65, 67, 66, 269Alistair Forsyth (Sco) (-22) 69, 66, 68, 67, 270Richard Sterne (-20) 69, 69, 64, 70, 272Danny Willett (Eng) (-19) 67, 68, 65, 73, 273Lee Craig (Sco) (-18) 68, 67, 68, 71, 274Lyle Rowe (-18) 73, 68, 65, 68, 274Matthew Baldwin (Eng) (-17) 72, 64, 70, 69, 275Magnus Carlsson (Swe) (-17) 69, 66, 70, 70, 275Emiliano Grillo (Arg) (-17) 73, 66, 71, 65, 275Peter Karmis -17 68, 70, 69, 68, 275 9 January 2012 Sixth place went to South Africa’s Richard Sterne, who had spent almost a year on the sidelines because of back problems. In an encouraging return to action, he finished on 20-under 272. Third placeRetief Goosen, the 2009 champion, played steadily and turned in rounds of 65, 68, 66, and 69 to claim third place on 24-under-par 268. In addition, it was Oosthuizen’s sixth top-eight finish on the European Tour in succession, which serves to underline his growing maturity as a consistent top contender. “The Africa Open has benefited East London on an economic level, golf development has been given a wonderful boost since the inception of the Africa Open and our professional golfers have a wonderful opportunity to compete for great prize money and a chance to win European Tour membership.” “The dedication from Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality since they joined as sponsors in 2009 has been commendable,” Oosthuizen told the European Tour. Jaco van Zyl ended fourth on 23-under 269, while Alistair Forsyth of Scotland was the first foreign finisher, taking fifth with a total of 22-under-par 270. Two-time US Open champion Retief Goosen said: “I think it’s a win-win situation for everyone and I want to congratulate both Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and Eastern Cape Parks and Tourism Agency. LEADERBOARD (South African unless otherwise stated) For Van der Walt, it was a case of so near yet so far again; it was the ninth runner-up finish of his 15-year career which has yet to produce a victory. Tournament recordHe finished on a superb tournament record 27-under-par 265, with Van der Walt ending two shots adrift on 25-under-par 267. South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen successfully defended his Africa Open title at East London Golf Club on Sunday to move to the top of the European Tour’s Race to Dubai standings.
27 February 2013 Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana has called for stricter gun control measures in South Africa, saying that domestic violence is exacerbated by easy access to firearms. Addressing the media in Pretoria on Tuesday on her department’s efforts to combat gender-based violence, Xingwana said the country needed “a sustained and effective campaign against the availability of guns in our homes and streets. I don’t see why if you already have a licence you must be given another licence for another gun. “As women, we are saying if there is no gun in your home you are much more safer. If you have a gun in your home, the research has demonstrated that you are exposed three times more than someone who has no gun in their home to attack or murder through … that gun.” Xingwana added that if there had not been a gun in Oscar Pistorius’ home, Reeva Steenkamp would be alive today. The minister said she was calling for firmer gun control measures in the country, as well as stricter monitoring of the law and monitoring of the distribution of guns.Extending reach of 16 Days campaign She also announced that the 25th of each month was to be used as a platform to ensure that the 16 Days campaign against gender-based violence took place throughout the year. The day was declared the International Orange Day by United Nations Secretary- General Ban Ki-Moon, in a bid to ensuring that the campaign against violence against women and girls was observed on a monthly basis. “The awareness is incorporated into our 365 days Action Plan Against Gender-Based Violence. Yesterday [Monday], we met in rural KwaZulu-Natal with women groups, government departments, NGOs, UN Women to mark the national launch of International Orange Day,” Xingwana said.Call for harsher sentences for abusers She reiterated an earlier call for the courts to impose the heaviest possible sentence against perpetrators of women and child abuse. Welcoming the re-establishment of sexual offences courts in the country, Xingwana said it would help in the speedy prosecution of gender-based violence. “We also note the Minister of Health’s announcement to recruit and train more forensic technicians to staff a fourth forensic laboratory – this will go a long way in processing vital evidence.” Xingwana said the recently launched National Council Against Gender Based Violence would meet four times a year to provide leadership, coordination and monitoring of gender-based violence initiatives in South Africa. Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe is the patron of the council, which is made up representative of government departments and agencies, NGOs and civil society organisations, as well as religious and traditional leaders and people with disabilities. The council will use its collective strength to ensure that women and girls are able to fully realise their rights as citizens and to live in safe communities. Source: SAnews.gov.za
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Our own Ty Higgins is moving on from Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal to become the new director of media relations for the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Though we will miss him going forward, we are excited to see what he will bring in his new capacity at the Farm Bureau.Ty is known for a lot of things at Ohio Ag Net, but he has especially put his signature on parody music videos and changing the lyrics to timely, agricultural topics.Here are what we think are his top “fun” videos. We hope you enjoy!Ohio State Fan Mows Script Ohio Into Michigan Fan’s YardShow Kids Got Their White Pants On (A Dairy Parody)I Still Think My Jacket’s Sexy (Produced by Ty)Rain Is A Big Pain (Parody Song)The #Plant16 SongSome Farmers Just Need A Drink – A #Plant17 Parody SongWhere Corn Don’t Go (A Harvest Parody)Kernals on the Cob (A Crop Tour Parody)I Just Want to Plant (A #Plant18 Parody Song)
Any version of “Bad Lip Reading” (video of people talking with their voices dubbed over) is usually ridiculously funny. This rendition, produced by Notre Dame football, is no different.Quarterback Malik Zaire and defensive lineman Jay Hayes are in the studio providing the voice-over work. They are both really, really funny. The footage from the video is from last season. If you’re an Irish fan, you should definitely watch this, but if you’re just a fan of laughing a lot, check it out as well. A little something to brighten up your Monday…Courtesy of Malik Zaire and Jay Hayes.https://t.co/iMLte4Dal6— Notre Dame Football (@NDFootball) March 21, 2016
VICTORIA – The British Columbia government has launched a two-phase review of BC Hydro in an effort to find cost savings and direction for the Crown utility.The first part of the review is expected to examine ways to save money within Hydro, create new revenue streams in an effort to keep rates low and give the corporation the resources it needs to provide electricity.An advisory group that includes staff from government ministries and BC Hydro will conduct the first review.The government says in a news release that it expects recommendations from the first phase of the review to be complete by this fall.It says the second phase of the review will build on new strategies from the first phase and include ways to ensure Hydro can maximize opportunities around the shift in global energy sectors.The expert panel conducting the second phase would aim to deliver its recommendation to the government by the summer or fall of next year.
Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose, right, defends as Philadelphia 76ers’ Michael Carter-Williams drives onto the lane in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/H. Rumph JrPegged the worst team in the league, the Philadelphia 76ers are continuing to defy the odds by taking down the Chicago Bulls 107-104, at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday.Rookie Michael Carter-Williams led 76ers with 26 points and 10 assists. Evan Turner, who has netted 20 or more points in all three tilts this season, posted 20 for Philadelphia, which is 3-0 for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign.Spencer Hawes tallied 18 points and 11 rebounds in the triumph. Philadelphia has already defeated the Washington Wizards and two-time defending champion Miami Heat to rise to first place in the Atlantic Division.“We understand what everybody has said and written about us,” first-year coach Brett Brown said. “Our guys have put in the day-to-day stuff, which has always been our message. I’m lucky I’ve found a group that enjoys each other’s company and they enjoy playing together.”Carlos Boozer had 22 points and 10 boards for Chicago, which dropped to 1-2 in the young season, while Luol Deng added 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Derrick Rose registered 13 points and six assists, but was just 4-of-14 from the field against the team he tore his ACL against in the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs.“I would blame tonight on me,” said Rose, who wore tape around his neck for the second straight game. “Turnovers, missed shots, miscommunication – I just couldn’t get in my groove.”After trailing by as many as 18 points in the second half, the Sixers took a 100-99 lead with 3:29 left when Carter-Williams, a former Syracuse star, picked up a loose ball and calmly laid it in. It was the Sixers’ first lead since 11-10.With 5.9 seconds left, Hawes made a jumper to put the Sixers ahead 107-104, and Deng missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer on the other end.The 76ers will take on Stephon Curry and the Golden State Worriors Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m.CT in the Oracle Arena.
OSU sophomore offensive lineman Isaiah Prince (59) walks off the field following the Buckeyes 31-0 loss to Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 31. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe 2016 Fiesta Bowl highlighted major needs for Ohio State’s coaching staff. OSU coach Urban Meyer made those changes. But because of Meyer, the Buckeyes will have to make more difficult alterations to its starting roster.When a program has a coach with the national prowess Meyer possesses, that program is blessed with four- and five-star recruits continually flooding into its facilities. In the same breath, those recruits can develop more rapidly than others and leave the program early, creating a hole to be filled before next fall. Meyer had this problem in 2016 and has it once again in 2017. But, per usual, he has the class to replace standouts.Either generated from early departures or under development, here are three positions to keep an eye on heading into spring practice on March 7.CornerbackEach year at OSU, Meyer has had to replace at least one starter at cornerback. This year, he will have to replace both starters. However, the way he and the defensive coaches treated the cornerback position last year and on the recruiting trail has set the Buckeyes up for success.One-year starter Marshon Lattimore and two-year starter Gareon Conley were menacing throughout the season defending opposing wide receivers — there’s no denying that. But what many casual observers of the Buckeyes might forget from 2016 is that the rotation at cornerback included now-junior cornerback Denzel Ward. Ward played in several crucial moments for the Buckeyes, including overtime against Michigan and Wisconsin.He had 23 tackles and nine pass break-ups.Aside from Ward, the 2017 cornerback class will make an impact, likely having at least one starter. Former junior college and Alabama transfer Kendall Sheffield is expected to be the leader of the pack, having experience already at a Division I school. The top-two cornerback recruits in the country, freshmen Jeffrey Okudah and Shaun Wade, also will be in major contention for the starting gig opposite Ward.Right tackle2016 was perhaps the most underwhelming season the offensive line has had with Meyer as head coach. There was plenty of finger-pointing to go around, and much of that went to junior Isaiah Prince at right tackle.The OSU offensive line struggled in games that trotted out NFL talent on the defensive front. Against Penn State, Michigan and Clemson, the OSU offensive line allowed a combined average of more than 5.5 sacks and more than 11.5 tackles for loss per game. Prince had difficulties in all those games and opponents noticed.Prince and freshman right guard Michael Jordan won their respective jobs on the offensive line not because of excellent performance, but out of necessity because of a lack of development.In 2017, Meyer has more depth on the offensive line with the arrivals of prestigious offensive line recruits Josh Myers, Wyatt Davis and Thayer Munford.Davis and Myers are the more likely of the three freshman to play immediately, but junior college redshirt junior lineman Malcolm Pridgeon will certainly be in front of those two, given he might have started at right tackle before suffering a knee injury in fall camp.Pridgeon, Davis and Myers are three among others who are in contention for the opening at right tackle (and right guard), however don’t count out Prince as the incumbent despite his lackluster performances. Even the harshest of Buckeye critics would likely agree that camaraderie on the offensive line is more valuable than any other position.Wide receiverOSU wanted to be better in the passing game in 2016 even without now-New Orleans Saints wideout Michael Thomas. The passing offense was likely the complete opposite of what the coaching staff envisioned at the beginning of the season. Now it’s the vision of a new offensive staff that will have to adjust without Curtis Samuel and Noah Brown, the team’s top two receivers.Redshirt sophomore K.J. Hill and sophomore Binjimen Victor are likely the lead candidates to start on the outside and receive the majority of passes from redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett with sophomore Demario McCall, who will likely replace Samuel at H-back. But after that, the competition is fierce, intensified by top freshman wideouts Trevon Grimes and Jaylen Harris, who are listed at 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-5, respectively.New offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson has proved at his other positions that he likes to throw the football downfield — something OSU hasn’t done much the last two seasons. In 2017, wide receivers will prove their worth on receptions 40-plus yards from the line of scrimmage.Redshirt junior Terry McLaurin, redshirt senior James Clark, sophomore Austin Mack and redshirt junior Parris Campbell also will be in the mix for a by-committee approach at receiver for the Buckeyes.