Westbrook’s 20th triple-double leads Thunder past Kings

first_imgOklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) dunks over Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein (00) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Russell Westbrook scored 17 points and notched his 20th triple-double of the season to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 106-101 on Monday night.Westbrook had 10 rebounds and 11 assists in the 99th triple-double of his career.ADVERTISEMENT Paul George and Carmelo Anthony each scored 21 points for the Thunder, who moved into fourth place in the Western Conference standings.Thunder center Steven Adams left the game in the third quarter with a left hip contusion and did not return. Just two days earlier against San Antonio, he hurt his left ankle in the third quarter and did not return.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBogdan Bogdanovic scored 19 points and Garrett Temple and Justin Jackson each added 15 for the Kings.Oklahoma City led 46-40 at halftime. George had 14 points and Anthony 13 for the Thunder. Temple’s tip-in in the closing seconds of the third quarter gave Sacramento a 79-78 lead. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Harden helps Rockets to easy win over Spurs Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed The Thunder led 88-85 in the fourth quarter when Westbrook checked back in after a brief rest. He got his 10th assist on a pass to Jerami Grant for a layup and his 10th rebound with just over 3 minutes to play. Westbrook’s lob to Grant for a dunk put the Thunder up 102-92 with just under 3 minutes to play.Sacramento cut its deficit to 104-101 on a pair of free throws by Bogdanovic with 23 seconds left, but Brewer made two free throws with 17 seconds left to put it out of reach.TIP-INSKings: Former Oklahoma star Buddy Hield came off the bench and scored three points in 15 minutes. … The start of the second half was delayed because a wire was hanging down behind one of the backboards and needed to be taped.Thunder: G Terrance Ferguson returned after missing Saturday’s game against San Antonio while in concussion protocol. He played 11 minutes and scored three points. … Anthony made three 3-pointers in the first three minutes of the game. … Oklahoma City improved to 7-3 since the All-Star break.UP NEXTKings: Host Miami Heat on Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 Thunder: Play at Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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With Only 22 Months Left, Will This Administration Leave Education Still “in a…

first_imgDr. Joseph Korto, Othello Gongar, Madam Etmonia Tarpeh, yea President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf—What Will Your Educational Legacy Be? The three served their President and the country as her first Education Ministers.We hope and pray that this critical question will be seriously pondered by ALL those who will be coming into office following the 2017 elections: What will your legacy be—in education or any other sector of national life?In other words, do not just run for President, the Legislature or seek office just for office sake, but have a strategic plan of action to HELP your country improve in your particular sector—the sector in which you have acquired training, or the one for which you have a passion to help. One thing must be on your mind—“For the good of the Liberian people, I am determined to work so hard, so honestly, so sacrificially, to leave my sector better than I met it.”With that mindset, burning with commitment, determination and zeal to make Liberia better, you will not wait until several years have lapsed—and they can go by far faster than you think—to ask yourself “What legacy will I leave?”In the eleventh hour of the Ellen administration, we wish to lay this charge particularly at the feet of two Ministers—Agriculture Minister Moses Zinnah and Education Minister George Werner. For it seems to us that right now these two posts in the Liberian government hold not just the greatest challenges, but also the most tangible opportunities to make a BIG difference that ALL will be able to see.If Minister Zinnah can engage our farmers to grow rice and help them mill it, store it and sell it, we may, at long last, be finally on our way to self-sufficiency. If he can empower the Central Agricultural Research Institute (CARI) to do the research and carry the benefits to farmers throughout the country, we could be on our way to self-sufficiency in vegetables, better production in cassava, coffee, cocoa, fruits and even flowers and meat.Should Education Minister Werner truly grasp the country’s current educational needs—well trained teachers, books and classroom supplies, computers, chairs—and put his mind, heart, soul and hands to fulfilling these needs right away throughout the country, he could redeem all his predecessors and the Ellen administration by seriously attempting, at last, to fix Liberian education.For starters, let the Education Minister take note of the plight of the schools nearest the nation’s capital and grasp the magnitude of the problem. Last Tuesday the Superintendents of Bomi and Margibi counties told an educational stakeholders meeting how worried they were about the poor learning environment in their counties. These included poorly prepared teachers, absenteeism, even among principals, lack of books and other educational supplies, chairs, etc.Margibi Superintendent John Z. Buway told the conference, organized by the leader of Crusaders for Peace and Cultural Ambassador Julie Endee, that many of the children in his county are “sitting on the floor due to the lack of classroom chairs.”If the schools so close to the capital are in such desperate and deplorable state, think of those far away in the country’s interior. The issue here is not just money. Yes, the Sirleaf Administration must find the financial resources quickly to empower Education to hire the most qualified teachers and equip the schools throughout the country with books and supplies so as to enable them to put out better students. Even more important, however, is how that money will be used. During the Cabinet retreat last weekend, the President warned against theft, which many officials, especially in the eleventh hour of this administration, might be tempted to engage in. Now is the time for all public officials to redouble their commitment to the cause of their country and help their administration in the gallop (sprint) to the finish line. Should they run conscientiously and with dedication to the finish, they and the President would all look good. May God grant that they will!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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New Tax on Local Calls Frustrates Customers

first_imgThe popular 3-days free calls offered by mobile telecom operators in Liberia are on the verge of collapse as the new tax on local calls takes effect this week, to the utter surprise and frustration of mobile subscribers. Since Monday, January 16, many subscribers have expressed disappointment upon noticing that when they recharged their accounts for the promotion, their voice credit almost immediately vanished. The complaints came mainly from subscribers of Lonestar Cell MTN, but customers of its main competitor, Cellcom, may soon experience their own share of the woes. Zenu Miller, Lonestar’s head of corporate communications, told our the Daily Observer that the free promotion remains on course, but blames the hurdles in the promotion on the new tax increment imposed by Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA).The whole matter boils down to a new act of Legislature that was signed into law late 2016 amending the Liberian Revenue Code, requiring mobile telecommunications operators to tax all local calls at the rate of US$0.01 (1 US cent) per call. And just two weeks into the first month of 2017, the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) is wasting no time to enforce the law, particularly Section 1165 of the Amended Revenue Code: “The Minister of Finance and Development Planning (MFDP) has authorized the LTA to proceed with the enforcement of this new Section 1165, which we will do through billing and invoicing the revenues generated from this tax,” the telecom regulator announced to operators recently. “To this end, you are hereby notified that effective immediately and commencing no later than January 16, telephone service providers shall begin collecting the new excise tax of US$0.01 on all domestic voice calls.” Section 1165 was recently inserted in the Revenue Code during the special session of the Legislature, as requested by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, purposely for tax code amendments as proposed by the Liberia Revenue Authority (LRA) and the MFDP.The amendments in the revenue code became an option when it was obvious that government could not raise up to US$46 million of FY2016/17 Budget from its traditional sources of revenue owing to the decline in the prices of the country’s major export commodities.The LTA also mandated GSM companies that, “beginning February 5, service providers shall provide to the LTA a copy of all record details (CRDs) covering all domestic voice traffic. In the event that the prevailing circumstances require the LTA to receive CRDs on a more frequent basis, service providers would be obliged to provide said data within time frame specified by the LTA.”A source at Cellcom Telecommunciations told Daily Observer that recent taxation by the Legislature means that they might also likely discontinue their version of the US$1 for three days call promotion.With the tax on local calls, customers have braced themselves for any hike in the cost of international calls by widespread use of internet based mobile applications such as WhatsApp, Viber, and Facebook Messenger. These apps have significantly decreased the cost of overseas calls on both sides of the phone line (Liberia and abroad).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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West Ham blow! Carroll suffers fresh injury setback

first_img1 West Ham striker Andy Carroll has suffered yet another injury setback.The 25-year-old will miss both fixtures of the Hammers’ pre-season tour of New Zealand after injuring his ankle during training.Carroll, who arrived at Upton Park from Liverpool for a club-record £15million last summer, managed only 16 appearances last season, having missed the first half of the Premier League campaign with a heel problem.And the club are keen to do all they can to make sure he starts the new term fully fit.A statement on the club’s website said: “After assessment by the Club’s medical experts, it was decided to let the England international rest for both remaining games and receive intensive treatment to ensure he is fit for the start of the season.“It should be clear that the affected area is not in any way associated with the previous injury he successfully overcame towards the end of last season.”The Hammers face Wellington Phoenix in Auckland on Wednesday morning before travelling to Wellington to play Sydney FC on Saturday. West Ham striker Andy Carroll last_img read more

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ARE YOU A MAVERICK? TOP TIPS TO GROW THE PERFECT BEARD

first_imgThe Basics of Growing a Beard for the First TimeDon’t touch it Growing a solid beard takes at least a month. While we want you looking your best at all times, it is highly recommended that you hold off any heavy-duty shaping or trimming for at least a month.By doing this, your beard will be fuller and you will get an idea what kind of shape your beard lends itself to. Also, what may have been a light patch in the beginning could now be completely blended in with the rest of the beard.The dreaded itchThe beard may start to itch in the first few days or not until week three but, rest assured, it will happen. At this point, it is time to grow a pair and tolerate it as, I can assure you, it will pass. The itch is due to the sharp edges of your stubble which is strong hair that curls back and pokes you in the skin. There are a few trade secrets to get through this, none better than Prorasso Beard Balm which moisturises and softens the hair.Using a beard balm will make this phase a stroll in the park.The psychologicalIf you are new to the beard-growing process, you’ll find the most challenging part is being able to handle other people’s reactions. Going for a different look will, without doubt, get comments from others.The first and most difficult challenge will be communicating with those who are closest to you. I’ve found that if you ask for support from them, you’ll usually find success.Maybe try:“Honey, I’ve decided to grow a beard and I know it’s going to be a little bit different. It’s something that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but never had the confidence to do. I’m hoping to grow it for a few weeks and could really use your support.”If they aren’t 100% supportive, then try:“Darling, I’m (Age) years old and am looking to spend another 50 years with you. Please give me a few weeks of these next 50 years where I can try something that is very important to me.” If that doesn’t work:“I don’t know how I’m going to manage without you, but I’m starting tomorrow…”Look after itWhen growing a beard, you will find the hair very strong and stubborn. Also, what most men don’t realise is that the skin underneath begins to get very dry. A good quality beard oil will solve both of these issues. A very small amount massaged in daily will be all the care your skin and beard needs. With a simple comb in the right direction, it will be at its best. ShapingOnce you feel you have gone beyond the length you were aiming for, you can now trim it back into the shape you desire. Careful, this is where we lose most beards. Trimming the beard into a perfect shape on your first attempt is a delicate task. If you feel confident go for it, if not, a trip to your barbers is a must (as long as you are sure they’re capable of delivering your request). EnjoyAfter that, enjoy your new look. It may make you more handsome, rugged, distinguished, mature or carefree. Whatever it is, be happy with yourself and enjoy the fact that you tried something new and different. I can assure you that the process will help you to become more open minded towards others, more patient and more confident.  For any advice on beards, the barbers in Mavericks or only too delighted to help. We would talk beards all day so, call in and we will help you any way we can.ARE YOU A MAVERICK? TOP TIPS TO GROW THE PERFECT BEARD was last modified: March 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinesscolumnFeaturesMavericks Barberslast_img read more

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Championship kits: All the confirmed 2018/19 strips revealed

first_img ROUND-UP 20 Preston North End confirmed away kit 20 Ipswich Town confirmed home kit Is that Brazil? No, it’s Preston’s away shirt. 20 20 The Potters have stuck with their classic red and white striped design with a ribbed collar, while it also features fully sublimated stripes on the back for the first time since 2015/16. Very stripey, very Stoke. impact Macclesfield set for further EFL sanctions after Plymouth match is called off Bolton have gone for a two-tone striped number with their new home jersey. The black side panels have gone from last season. No sign of the away strip just yet. 20 Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Bristol City away kit Orient chief gives update on manager search after ‘unfortunate’ Fletcher sacking 20 Brentford confirmed away kit Derby County confirmed home kit Ipswich Town confirmed away kit Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place ‘close’ Traditional #Swans ⚪️⚫️ pic.twitter.com/aII4lqWpHd— Swansea City AFC (@SwansOfficial) June 25, 2018Swansea City confirmed away kit Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer 20 20 Ipswich have gone for a bright number – ‘solar orange’ no less – as their away jersey with some black detailing. Not sure. 20 Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues QPR confirmed home kit 20 ALL THE LATEST EFL NEWS The Millers have gone for a similar design to last season’s shirt, retaining the white sleeves, but have added two-tone red stripes to the mix. Because they can. Preston North End confirmed home kit 20 The Bees have gone for brown, yes brown, and orange for their new away kit, with fans dubbing it the ‘jaffa cake’. It’s certainly different. Their new home strip will be released in early July. Stoke City, in their new residence, came firing out of the blocks with a bold, new purple away strip.talkSPORT.com have been trawling the web and have put together all the confirmed shirts we can find for the 2018/19 season.You can see them all below…Birmingham City confirmed home kit 20 Bristol City home kit Rotherham confirmed home kitcenter_img 20 It’s a blue and white, it has hoops and it’s QPR. The Tractor Boys have gone back to having white sleeves and decided to add a splash of red to the shoulders. Why not? GREAT NEWS Boro’s new home strip is inspired by the kit worn by the team in 1986, the year the club fought back from extinction, while they have ditched the white away colours and gone for dark blue with sky blue detailing. Pretty good. Stoke City confirmed away kit 20 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ ICYMI | Yesterday we released our new 🔵⚫️ 2018/19 away kit… #rufchttps://t.co/sOLE6IMGN0 pic.twitter.com/U0HYBxHOpy— Rotherham United (@OfficialRUFC) June 1, 2018Stoke City confirmed home kit The eye-catching away kit is a re-emergence of a classic design from the past, say the club. First worn during the 1992/93 campaign, the purple design coincided with the Potters romping to the Second Division title. No pressure, lads. Bristol City’s home shirt is very different to last’s season design, which was red with thin white stripes. Dunder makes it. 20 Bolton Wanderers confirmed home kit 20 REPLY Bristol City have also released their away strip for the new season, opting for a black and white number. It has a different crest to the home shirt, with this one containing a robin perched on a football in front of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, in a nod to a past design. Apparently. QPR confirmed away kit 20 20 What do you think of the 2018/19 Away Kit? 😍#FollowTheDerbyAway pic.twitter.com/D2tgLosqh6— Derby County (@dcfcofficial) June 18, 2018Hull City confirmed home kit For their away number, they have decided to go bright and swapped the red for orange. Interesting. Swansea City confirmed home kitThe Swans have gone for a traditional all white design with five thin black lines down each side, as well a black cuff flash. CONFUSION EFL result Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Classic white shirt, blue shorts and striped socks. Very Preston. Middlesbrough confirmed home and away kits As well as a new manager (Frank Lampard, in case you’ve been in hiding) Derby have also confirmed their new home kit. It’s a simple, classic design. The Blues have gone for an 80s style home shirt with a modern twist, so they say, incorporating the three Adidas stripes. goalless The average attendance in the Championship is higher than Spain’s LaLiga, France’s Ligue 1 and Italy’s Serie A.With that many people watching, you really ought to nail your kit design. Rotherham confirmed away kitWho do they think they are, Inter Milan? We like it. stalemate 20 Derby County confirmed away kitThe Rams have also released their new away shirt. They’ve gone for an evening blue colour. Pretty nice too. Yep, it really is that bright of a pink. #Nofilterneeded. The Tigers’ new home kit sees the continuation of a black-and-amber-striped design. Beautifully modelled. The away shirt has yet to be released. last_img read more

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first_imgRECEIVINGRECYDSTD Hamilton,J.2 Bishop10/14/20050101233 Green,J.30018 Hamilton,J.30018 Moe,S.74313334385.08 Green,J.1010210.21 Rosamond10/21/2005010034 Joseph,D.5410 Madrona,C.1 Madrona,C.432365.53 SCORINGTDPATFGTP Carder,M.517735.4 Green,J.182512 King,R.392947.52 Hoover09/23/20051003521 PUNTINGNo.YDSAvg. White,S.11111.00 Kern Valley10/28/20051004613 Boron10/07/20050101928 Joseph,D.1006 Joseph,D.3 Passing Total903754083 RUSHINGTCBNYGAvg.TD Madrona,C.360 Joseph,D.25652.61 Green,J.27035.0 Manery,B.144.00 Hill,L.755026.75 Mardrona,C.32020 Guarino,B.016016 Hamilton,J.443006.83 RECORD: 4-4-0 Franklin,K.120 Adamczyk,M.8811 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Espinoza,A.1006 VS SCHOOLDateWLTPFPA Adamczyk,M.12615.11 Adamczyk,M.40024 Hill,L.50030 Moe,S.1979842.0 King,R.20012 Brentwood09/16/2005100140 Moe,S.241195.02 Carder,M.166274051.35 Nelson,S.144.00 Receiving Total374083 TOTAL2005440162171 Scoring Total24180162 PASSINGPAPCPIYDSTDRating Hamilton,J.2270 Adamczyk,A.39531.7 Punting Total29114039.3 INTERCEPTIONSNo. Desert11/11/20051002814 Adamczyk,M.3 Moe,S.20012 Interceptions Total9 Village Christian09/09/2005010828 Rushing Total27516986.218last_img read more

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DDTV: CAELA SINGS A SONG TO SAY ‘GOODBYE’ TO JIM McGUINNESS

first_imgDDTV: Little Caela Carr was heartbroken when she heard Jim McGuinness would no longer be managing Donegal.Caela, just 5, is from Cashelshanaghan, Letterkenny, and is in Junior Infants at Scoil Mhuire, Ramelton. Her songs before and after the All Ireland final has made her a bit of star.She’s wiped her away her tears now Jimmy’s gone – and finished with this wee song.Click play to watchDDTV: CAELA SINGS A SONG TO SAY ‘GOODBYE’ TO JIM McGUINNESS was last modified: October 5th, 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:Caela Carrgoodbye songJim McGuinnesslast_img read more

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UPL: Spirited URA FC end KCCA FC winning run

first_imgAction between KCCA FC and URA FC on Wednesday at Lugogo. (PHOTO/KCCA FC)Uganda Premier League KCCA FC 1-1 URA FCStarTimes Stadium, LugogoWednesday, 20-11-2019LUGOGO – KCCA FC were held to a 1-1 draw by URA FC at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo on Wednesday.The Kasasiros who went into the game on a five-game winning streak, saw Allan Okello equalize in the second half after Ashraf Mandela had handed the visitors a first half lead.Okello scored after a period of sustained pressure by Mike Mutebi, slotting in from a Steven Sserwadda assist on 57 minutes.Earlier, Mandela had seen his left footed effort deflected into the back of the net to put URA into a shock lead inside the opening minutes.Before KCCA FC equalized, Cromwel Rwothomio could have doubled the Tax Collectors’ lead but shot straight at Lukwago before failing to capitalize after the custodian spilled Shafik Kagimu’s effort.KCCA however got the closest to winning it but Mustafa Kizza’s free-kick rattled the frame of thw goal.Erisa Ssekisambu also saw a free header head straight at James Alitho.Muzamir Mutyaba then hit the post on a day that would just not belong to the Kasasiros.Th other highlight of thw game saw referee Alex Muhabi limping off and replaced by fourth official-John Bosco Kalibala on 72 minutes.The result sees KCCA FC climb into 4th with 23 points from 11 games.For URA FC, they stay 12 but now have 16 points from 13 games.How both teams startedKCCA FC Charles Lukwago, Filbert Obenchan, Mustafa Kizza, Samuel Kato, John Revita, Gift Ali Abubaker, Allan Okello, Erisa Ssekisambu, Muzamir Mutyaba, John Odumegwu, Mike MutyabaURA FCJames Alitho, Brian Majwega, Ashraf Mandela, Patrick Mbowa, Hudu Mulikyi, Julius Mutyaba, Saidi Kyeyune, Joachim Ojera, Michael Birungi, Shafic Kagimu, Cromwell Rwothomio.Comments Tags: allan okelloAshraf MandelaKCCA FCUganda Premier LeagueURA FClast_img read more

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Families united in grief as first victim of drowning tragedy laid to rest

first_imgTwo families were united in grief today as the first victim of the Malin Head drowning disaster off the Inishowen coast was laid to rest.Gerry ‘Malin’ Doherty was one of two people who drowned when their 16ft fishing boat capsized off Malin Head on Tuesday afternoon.Both 68-year-old Mr Doherty and his young nephew, 16-year-old Thomas Weir perished in the tragedy. A third man, also a relative of the two victims, Dessie Keenan managed to survive when he clung on to a fishing buoy or almost four hours.Hundreds of mourners crammed into the small white-washed St Mary’s Church in Lagg, Malin for Mr Doherty’s funeral.The stunning weather of recent weeks gave way to a damp mist and light rain which hung over the nearby stunning Five Finger Strand.Among those present for the funeral were family and friends of tragic teenager Thomas who will be laid to rest in the coming days in Scotland. Thomas had been staying in Derry in recent months with Mr Keenan.The late Thomas Weir and Gerry Doherty. (North West Newspix)Mr John McCarter of the Lough Swilly Lifeboat, Deputy Charlie McConalogue (FF) and members of the Northern Ireland Fire Service were also present.Fr Charlie Logue and Fr Peter Devlin concelebrated the funeral mass.An ‘Order of Service’ pamphlet was handed out to mourners which had a picture of the late Mr Doherty smiling.On the back of the pamphlet was a picture taken recently of both young Thomas Weir along with Mr Doherty with the inscription ‘Friends Forever’ Fr Logue said that while hosting the recent Irish Open Golf tournament, Inishowen was described as ‘heaven on earth’ by some television commentators.He added that while Inishowen was stunning, heaven is not on earth but that Gerry would soon be in heaven.He said that although he moved to Carndonagh at a young age and then in later years to Burt, Gerry will always be of Malin and it was fitting that he came back to be buried here.He remarked how his late father Patsy also drowned not far from where Gerry died almost 40 years ago on July 22nd next. He revealed how he had spent time on the shoreline praying for the return of the missing men before the tragic news came through.He also added that there was some consolation that one had been saved and that the bodies of Gerry and Thomas had been found and not lost to the sea.He said the thoughts and prayers of the people of Donegal were with Thomas Weir and his family.He also paid tribute to all the sections of the emergency services and the fishermen of the area who had help in the operation on the tragic day.As well as the bread and wine, a framed picture of Gerry and his wife Marian on their wedding day were brought to the altar as gifts.As well as a reflection, Gerry’s brother-in-law John Gleeson paid a short tribute to the late Mr Doherty.He recalled how Gerry’s wife Marian often said to her husband how she would love to win the lotto.But Gerry always replied that having her, their children and their grandchildren, he had already won the lottery.“That’s how Gerry was, he always had a smile and a good word for everyone,” said Mr Gleeson.The late Mr Doherty was then led to his final resting place in the adjoining cemetery.Families united in grief as first victim of drowning tragedy laid to rest was last modified: July 23rd, 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:donegaldronwingfuneralGerry DohertyInishowenMalinThomas Weirlast_img read more

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