Derry residents urged to be vigilant following recent spate of burglaries

first_img Pinterest Derry residents urged to be vigilant following recent spate of burglaries By News Highland – September 1, 2015 Homepage BannerNews Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Police in Derry are appealing for information following four burglaries in the area in the past few days. Sometime between 5pm and 10.40pm on Saturday 29 August, a house in Hollymount Park was broken into. A sum of money and jewellery was taken. Sometime between 6pm and 10.25pm on the same day, another house in the same street was broken into.At this time, it is not believed that anything was taken. These two burglaries are being linked.Sometime between 6pm on Friday 28 August and 1pm on Saturday 29 August, a house in the Elm Close area of Derry was broken into.A television, a games console, a laptop and a pair of children’s shoes were taken.A sum of money, a set of car keys and some jewellery was taken from a house in the Mill Path area of Eglinton, sometime between Thursday 27 August and Sunday 30 August.Detectives are appealing to anyone who knows anything about these incidents, or who noticed any suspicious activity, to contact Strand Road Police Station on the non emergency number 101.They are also appealing to all householders to take steps to protect their homes:”It is important that householders take sensible precautions to deter those involved in this type of crime. Crime prevention doesn’t have to be expensive; indeed the first step costs nothing and involves nothing more than making sure that all the windows and doors are closed and properly locked, each time you leave your house-even if you’re in the back garden.”Looking after your belongings is what it is all about, and it is a good idea to keep a note of serial numbers, and to indelibly mark your property in a way that makes it unique to you. This makes it more difficult for criminals to re-sell your possessions, and it also makes it easier to identify your property, in the event it is stolen and subsequently recovered.I would also ask anyone who notices suspicious activity in their neighbourhood to call us immediately as this could prevent someone from becoming a victim of crime.” Previous articleClaims that sentencing of Donegal man over ‘Mad Dog’ murder plot is politically motivatedNext articleDerry City sign Ben Mc Laughlin News Highland WhatsApp Facebookcenter_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

NBA: Raptors extend streak to 15, Bucks rally past Kings

first_imgEric Bledsoe had 28 points as the Bucks rallied past Sacramento in the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo Loading… Kyle Lowry added 27 points with 11 assists for Toronto while OG Anunoby had a career-high 25 points while hauling in 12 rebounds.Siakam’s points tally included 14 in the fourth quarter, a decisive contribution that helped lock down the victory for Toronto who have 40 wins against 14 defeats.Toronto’s win was made all the more impressive as it came after the late withdrawal of Serge Ibaka, who fell ill hours before tip-off. The Raptors were already without injured starter Marc Gasol.“I think these guys have proven enough that they can win,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said afterward. “We’ve had a lot of injuries this year, but they just keep stepping up and playing and we’ve just gotten used to it.“You at least have to go out and give a great effort, give yourself a chance to win, and don’t let the other team play harder than you.”The Timberwolves were led by Karl-Anthony Towns with 23 points while D’Angelo Russell, who completed his move from the Golden State Warriors last week, added 22 points and forced a team-leading six turnovers.– Bucks, Lakers roll on – Siakam’s dominant display included six three-pointers as the reigning NBA champions overpowered a resilient Timberwolves side to cement their grip on second place in the Eastern Conference.# The Milwaukee Bucks meanwhile are a whopping 6.5 games ahead of Toronto at the top of the Eastern Conference after clinching their 46th win of the season on Monday.The Bucks overcame the absence of reigning NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo – who skipped the game after the birth of his son earlier Monday – to rally past the Sacramento Kings 123-111.With Antetokounmpo out, Khris Middleton and Eric Bledsoe shouldered the burden of the offensive duties with each player finishing with 28 points apiece.Brook Lopez had 20 points while Wesley Matthews, Sterling Brown and Donte DiVincenzo all cracked double figures as Milwaukee improved to 46-7 with their fifth straight victory.Harrison Barnes led the Kings’ scoring with 23 points.Milwaukee were made to work hard for the win, overturning a 90-88 deficit at the end of the third quarter to pull away in the final period.Middleton was pleased with the way the Bucks dug out the victory in the absence of Antetokounmpo.“That’s what it’s all about,” Middleton said. “Who has the best team? We definitely feel like we got one of the best players out there. He wasn’t out there tonight but we still think we have one of the best teams in the league.“Teams may think they might be able to win when he’s not out there. But that’s what motivates us. To let them know we’re a complete team.”In Los Angeles, Anthony Davis had 25 points and 10 rebounds while LeBron James added 17 points as the Lakers breezed past the Phoenix Suns 125-100 to maintain their lead at the top of the Western Conference.Rajon Rondo added 23 points from the bench on a night when six Lakers players finished with double-digit points tallies.The Lakers improved to 40-12 for the season, three games ahead of the Denver Nuggets, who held on to second spot with a rollercoaster 127-120 win over the San Antonio Spurs.San Antonio looked to be cruising towards victory after opening up a 23-point lead in the third quarter.But a spirited Denver fightback which included a double-double from Nikola Jokic turned the game back in the Nuggets favor, with the home side pulling away to complete the win.Jokic finished the night with 19 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds while forcing five turnovers. Point guard Jamal Murray added 26 points while Paul Millsap had 22 off the bench.Raptors extend streak to 15, Bucks rally past Kings @[email protected] @Timberwolves @AFP— fastbreak (@FastBreakPHNews) February 11, 2020Read Also: Congolese teen Kuminga awaits his chance at NBA stardomIn Dallas, Tim Hardaway Jr had 33 points and Kristaps Porzingis added 28 but it was not enough to stop the Mavericks sliding to a 123-119 loss to the Utah Jazz.The Mavericks, missing the injured Luka Doncic, fell to 32-22 while Utah improved to 35-18 to remain in fourth spot in the Western Conference.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pascal Siakam scored 34 points as the Toronto Raptors shrugged off their injury problems to extend their winning streak to 15 games on Monday with a 137-126 defeat of the Minnesota Timberwolves.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. 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Cardinals Basketball Results

first_imgThe 5th Grade SLS Basketball Cardinals defeated St. Paul’s Monday, December 8 by the score 42-15.Abe Streator and Hunter Laudick led the team in scoring while Kyle Salatin played an “all-around” good game.The Cardinals will play St. Paul’s again, Wednesday, December 10 at SLS Activitiy Center.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dale Amrhein.The St. Louis 6th grade boys basketball team had their undefeated record broken last night by the SEI Tigers 34-29.The game was hard fought by both teams. St Louis led at half 18-15 but the Tigers came back in the second half to tie the game at 29 and with less 2 minutes to go in the game forced a turnover and turned it in to two points to take the lead. St. Louis was unable to score on their next possession and the Tigers made key free throws down the stretch to win the game by the score of 34-29.The Tigers were led by Elisha Moore 20 points. The Cardinals were led defensively by Sam Voegele and Riley Schebler and offensively were led by Andrew Oesterling, Max Giesting, Wil Freeland, Kurt Siefert, Sam Voegele and Michael Wanstrath.St. Louis plays St. Michael’s on Thursday with the 5th starting at 6:00 and the 6th at 7:00.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.last_img read more

OPTIMA continues to build on prosperous year

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020 Submit Jacob Lopez, OptimaSeville based supplier of platforms, OPTIMA has built on what has so far been a potentially record breaking year, by recording another successful month. At the EXPOJOC in Valencia earlier in the month, the company introduced a new range of platforms that have undoubtedly aided the growth that OPTIMA has  enjoyed. The new product range follow on from OPTIMA’s plans to increase its market share in its country of formation, Spain.Furthermore, OPTIMA has reported that its efforts to convert its UK retail customer base from a shop server based system to a new server-less solution is proceeding at a good pace.Optima CEO, Jacob Lopez Curciel said: “The server-less solution brings many advantages to the operator. Prominent amongst these are the cost savings by not having to replace a shop server every 2 to 3 years, and the complete elimination of any delays caused by the ‘data’ bottlenecks that can arise when the HQ system is trying to connect to the shop at busy periods.“Further advantages accrue to the operator through the centralization of the HQ and therefore the ease with which support and upgrades can be supplied.“This is the type of system that has lead to OPTIMA becoming the system of choice for many markets including Nigeria where a 1000 shop estate has just been rolled out for market leader NairaBet.“Trials on OPTIMA’s revolutionary I-Shop solution are continuing in the UK . This way of allowing customers to use their own mobile device to access the same prices as are in the till whist in the shop not only creates a novel way of betting but also does not require the operator to enter into any financially punitive arrangements with a third party.”_______________________OPTIMA will be at Betting on Sports and looks forward to meeting with anybody who is interested in talking about any part of the product suite. Betting on Sport is at London’s famous Olympia on 12th-15th September. To get tickets click here.last_img read more

When will the BiH National Football Team get a new Head Coach?

first_imgSince the contract of Mehmed Bazdarevic expired with the end of the qualifiers for the World Cup in Russia, the National Football Team of BiH is looking for a new selector.The Association formed a commission that contacted potential candidates, the public started speculating on their names, and there is even an information that the new selector of our “Dragons” might be the selector of Serbia, Slavoljub Muslin.“This commission had one meeting so far, at which they determined the criteria that this person has to meet. They had a conversation with several potential candidates for the new selector,” said Elmir Pilav from the Football Association of BiH.In the next few days, the commission will come up with the final list of candidates for the position of our next selector. The Executive Board will give its opinion on the specific names at a session that is scheduled for November 16. According to the people from the Association, there is a possibility that a new selector might be selected then, but the decision could also be prolonged. They added that the aim of the Association is for the “A” selection of BiH to get the new selector before the New Year.(Source: Vladimir Colakovic/N1)last_img read more

Bookies seek winning formula ‘to survive’ coronavirus slump

first_img“The alternatives can’t make up for the loss of the casual customers who have a weekly football accumulator, a couple of bets on Saturday afternoon’s televised racing or a punt on the weekend’s big fight.”McCarron says the example of GVC Holdings — which owns bookmakers Corals and Ladbrokes — reflects the stark reality of life for the gambling industry at the moment.“GVC Holdings estimates that the crisis will cost it £50million a month, and that’s taking into account what it described as a programme of ‘mitigating actions’,” he said.“Even for a financially robust business — one that also has revenue streams from online casino and poker — that kind of hit is difficult to sustain for a prolonged period.”For the retail outlets a lot will depend on what is offered after the pandemic is over.“Their future depends not only on the return of sport, but also on what kind of economic stimulus will be available post-outbreak,” he said.Bookmakers are not high on the list of professions the public would sympathise with over their suffering but McCarron thinks they deserve some.“It is slightly unfair,” he said of the lack of sympathy.“In the UK alone, the gambling industry employs more than 100,000 people, has 10,000 premises and contributes £2.9 billion a year to the taxman just in gambling duties.“Just this month the bookmakers got together over the Virtual Grand National and raised £2.6 million for NHS charities at a time when their businesses were really suffering.“Betting is a form of entertainment enjoyed by millions of people.“The industry has its problems, but it also has plenty of positive aspects as well.” Andrew McCarron, organiser of the bookmakers ’emergency summit’ Handout Sports Betting CommunityLondon, United Kingdom | AFP |  Bookmakers at an “emergency summit” this month will be trying to find a way to “survive the slump” triggered by the coronavirus pandemic.Racing and football, bookmakers’ two key sources of revenue, have come to a standstill across Europe since mid-March with betting shops also closing due to British Government social distancing rules.Any industry that had to suddenly withdraw its main product from the market would suffer a huge hit, Andrew McCarron, managing director of Sports Betting Community (SBC) told AFP.The SBC Digital Summit that runs from April 27 to May 1, will feature 140 speakers including more than 20 CEOs of major bookmakers from across Europe, the United States and Latin America.“It is probably fair to describe this as an ’emergency summit’, as the central theme across all five days is how to survive the slump and bounce back once conditions allow normal business to resume,” McCarron said.“CEOs from many leading operators around the world are taking part so we’ll definitely see a lot of good ideas shared.“Given the unique circumstances, I think there’ll also be discussions about how companies can work together for the long-term good of the wider industry and its customers.”The 43-year-old Englishman says the heart has been ripped out of the UK sporting calendar showpiece events — The Grand National, Wimbledon and The British Open all cancelled — taking with it a huge source of revenue for bookmakers.“Any business that is suddenly forced to remove its main product from sale is going to have a major problem, and that is the situation bookmakers find themselves in,” he said.“UK punters stake around £250 million ($312 million) on the Grand National alone, and that kind of income is impossible to replace.”McCarron said online firms were trying to cut their cloth accordingly and offer different things to bet on.“Online sportsbooks have been proactive in trying to replace the traditional sporting calendar with things like virtual sports, esports betting and, the surprise hit, markets on table tennis tournaments,” he said.– ‘Really suffering’ –However, he says that punters largely are creatures of habit so whilst the online bookmakers can be credited with being innovative the rewards go nowhere near replacing the losses in income.“While virtuals and esports betting are growing in popularity, fewer people are prepared to bet on events they have little knowledge of and no emotional attachment to,” he said. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Trump Promises Stone No Prison Time: “He Can Sleep Well at Night!”

first_imgPresident Trump on Thursday promised that his longtime informal political adviser, Roger Stone, will not serve prison time.The commander-in-chief said the convicted Republican provocateur “can sleep well at night” while revisiting criticisms of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.The pledge from the president came on Twitter, after Charlie Kirk, the founder of the conservative group Turning Point USA, wrote Tuesday that Stone “will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying America,” in reference to the ongoing protests over the killing of George Floyd.“This isn’t justice,” Kirk added. “RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!”Never forget:Roger Stone will serve more time in prison than 99% of these rioters destroying AmericaAll because he supports Donald Trump.This isn’t justice.RT for a full pardon of Roger Stone!— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 2, 2020 Trump shared the tweet and added, “No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!”The president’s social media post represents just his latest involvement in Stone’s case. It also comes after congressional Democrats and Justice Department officials called out the president and Attorney General William Barr for involving themselves in the matter.No. Roger was a victim of a corrupt and illegal Witch Hunt, one which will go down as the greatest political crime in history. He can sleep well at night!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 4, 2020 Federal prosecutors requested last February that Stone be sent to prison for seven to nine years for interfering with congressional and FBI investigations into alleged connections between the Russian government and Trump’s 2016 campaign.After the president blasted the prosecutors’ sentencing recommendation in a tweet as a “horrible and very unfair situation,” the Justice Department then submitted a revised filing that did not specify a prosecution term, and said the initial proposal “could be considered excessive and unwarranted.”This is a horrible and very unfair situation. The real crimes were on the other side, as nothing happens to them. Cannot allow this miscarriage of justice!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 11, 2020center_img Soon thereafter, the four attorneys who led Stone’s prosecution resigned or notified the court that they were stepping off the case.Last month, nearly 2,000 former Justice Department officials signed a letter urging Barr to resign over his actions in the federal cases of both Stone and Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser who was also tangled up in Mueller’s probe.The Justice Department has already started to move to stop the case against Flynn. However, it is unclear how Barr will respond to the president’s tweet from Thursday.During a February interview, Barr described the Stone case as a “righteous prosecution” and said, “I was happy that he was convicted.”Other convicted associates of the president who were targets of the investigation into Russian interference, including former Trump attorney Michael Cohen and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, were recently released from prison into home confinement, due to concerns about the coronavirus.President Trump hinted earlier in the year that the self-proclaimed “dirty trickster” of GOP politics would not have to serve his full prison term, saying his former aide “has a very good chance of exoneration.”Stone said in April that he is “praying for a pardon,” and had been told by the Bureau of Prisons to report to begin serving his 40-month sentence by June 30.His appeal is still pending.last_img read more