Donegal boxer Jason Quigley’s rapid rise up the boxing ranks continued tonight when he reached the final of the IABA Elite Championships.The Finn Valley boxer had beaten London 2012 Olympian Darren O’Neill in the quarter-final last week.And he went one step further at the National Stadium in Dublin by beating the highly-fancied Conrad Cummins from the Holy Trinity club in Belfast in his semi-final. Quigley did it the hard way by coming from behind going into the last round to win 17-14 after both boxers had received public warnings.But there was a huge cheer for the young Donegal boxer when he was given the decision.Quigley, who boxed in the 75 kg category, will face the biggest fight of his career to date next weekend when he boxes in the final of the championships. DONEGAL BOXER QUIGLEY REALISES DREAM AS HE REACHES IABA ELITE FINALS was last modified: February 16th, 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:Finn Valley ABCIABA Elite ChampionshipsJason Quigley
Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Nicholas Crossan has offered his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Lee Early of Arranmore Island.Lee, aged 26, lost his life as a result of a tragic accident at the pier at Poolawaddy on Arranmore on Sunday morning. A passenger in the car, a man in his 30s, managed to escape from the car and was unhurt.The death of Lee, who was also a volunteer with the local RNLI lifeboat crew, has rocked the tight-knit island community. Speaking today, Cllr Nicholas Crossan said: “I offer my heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Leigh Early and of course to the local RNLI which Leigh was a volunteer with.“It is such a tragedy for Leigh’s family and for the entire community of Árainn Mhór. I have no doubt that the people of Árainn Mhór will come together to support and comfort the Early family at this very difficult time.“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.”Tributes continue to flow in for Lee, who is survived by his dad Jimmy, mum Noreen, brother Adam and sisters Rachel and Laura. A post mortem is due to be carried today at Letterkenny University Hospital to determine an official cause of death.His funeral details have yet to be announced.Cathaoirleach extends sympathy to family and friends of tragic Lee Early was last modified: November 18th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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)
Click here if you are having trouble viewing the photo gallery or video on your mobile device.SEATTLE – Below are five takeaways from the Warriors’ 122-94 preseason victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday at Key Arena.1.Kevin Durant’s return to Seattle reminded me of Kobe Bryant’s farewell tour. Everything about the game centered on the nostalgia and history. The fans yearned for the star player to put on a show. And the result and game itself mattered very little.That summed up …
There are many remodeling and restoration opportunities in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, and so it seems fitting that it is the setting for one of Manhattan’s first Passivhaus projects.Underway since spring of this year, the restoration of a burnt-out Harlem brownstone, led by Brooklyn-based designer and builder Eco Brooklyn, combines the company’s preference for using reclaimed materials and its ambition to complete the project to the Passivhaus performance standard.The project is well on its way. A couple months ago, GBA senior editor Martin Holladay posted a link to video about the delivery, in late August, of triple-glazed Passivhaus windows to the job site, which was a highly anticipated event for the construction team for a few reasons: the windows were easily among the most expensive items on the budget (as Passivhaus windows often are); they were made in Europe and took about six months to arrive after they were ordered; and they were among the few major components – aside from such things as HVAC mechanicals, electrical and plumbing installations, and steel framing for the rooftop stairwell – that fell outside Eco Brooklyn’s preference for reclaimed materials.A basement-to-roof insulation strategyAs Eco Brooklyn founder Gennaro Brooks-Church says in a portion of the video, he felt that the Europe-made windows offered the best performance and were therefore worth the expense and long wait. The windows’ pine frames were left unpainted on the advice of Thomas Sandbichler, a representative for windows distributor Cembra Inc., who in the video noted that paint can trap moisture in surface cracks and cause localized deterioration of the wood.The renovation has required reconstruction of most of the interior, which allowed the crew to remove floor joists closest to the front and back walls, insulate each to R-38 with a continuous 6-in. layer of salvaged polyisocyanurate, from cellar to roof, and then air-seal both surfaces with plastic sheeting. The ceiling is insulated to R-48 with 12-in. of cellulose.Reclaimed materials figure prominently in other key areas, Brooks-Church says, noting that the floors are covered with maple salvaged from a 100-year-old church, and that the earthen floor in the cellar was taken from a basement floor at another Eco Brooklyn project. “We used zero chemicals – no glues, varnishes, formaldehyde products, PVC, or anything with VOC,” Brooks-Church added in an email. “Paints and caulks are zero-VOC. The brick walls have clay as a sealer instead of StoGuard or other commercial synthetic sealers. The floors have tung oil as a sealer.”Plenty of room for tenants and ownersThe building – 4,000 sq. ft., including the basement – will eventually include two apartments on the top two floors, with two bedrooms and one bath each. The apartment on the lower two floors will have three bedrooms and two and a half baths. Construction costs are estimated at $170 per sq. ft., including the cellar and new roof space.Brooks-Church has documented the project with hundreds of progress photos, which are accessible on the Eco-Brooklyn website.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as Orlando Magic center Bismack Biyombo, right, defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — James Harden knew he’d have to do a little more on Tuesday night with the Houston Rockets missing key players.Even he couldn’t have imagined he’d do this much.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises He set the scoring mark when he stepped back and made a 3-pointer before crashing to the court after being fouled by Mario Hezonja. He then made the free throw to give him 60 points and bringing the crowd to its feet.“Amazing (and) topped it off with a four-point play at the end,” coach Mike D’Antoni said. “But we had to have every minute from him.”Harden, who also had four steals and a block, grabbed his 10th rebound a few seconds later to give him his third triple double this season. He made 17 of 18 free throws and was 19 of 30 from the floor with five 3 pointers.He said he didn’t realize he was the first player with 60 points in a triple-double.“It’s a good feeling, I guess,” he said. “Just try to go out there and make an impact every single night on the game, however I can. Whether it’s scoring, rebounding, assists, steals, whatever it is. And tonight I guess I was doing everything.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Harden piled up 16 points in the first quarter and had 24 by halftime despite his early 3-point shooting woes. Orlando led 55-54 at halftime.TIP-INSMagic: Aaron Gordon missed the game with an injury to his left hip that he suffered on Saturday night. He will likely sit out Wednesday as well. … Simmons and Mack added 15 points each.Rockets: Ariza injured his left hamstring on Sunday. … Coach Mike D’Antoni said he doesn’t expect Paul to miss much time with his injury. … Clint Capela finished with 12 points and 13 rebounds.THEY SAID ITMagic coach Frank Vogel on Harden’s performance: “That was a heck of a performance when your second, third and fourth options are out. He’s likely the MVP of this year’s season. He did what he had to do to get a win.LOVE FROM LEBRONCleveland star LeBron James gave Harden some love on Twitter after the game , tweeting in part: “That’s insane G! 60 point Triple Dub. Sheesh!!!” The four-time MVP added five fire emojis after his comment to show how impressed he was with Harden’s game.UP NEXTMagic: Host Lakers on Wednesday night.Rockets: Visit San Antonio Thursday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double and the short-handed Rockets beat the Orlando Magic 114-107.“I just gave it all I had tonight,” Harden said. “We all did. We all fought for 48 minutes, we got key stops when we needed to and we made big shots.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarden scored 18 points in the fourth quarter to eclipse the 57 points Calvin Murphy scored in 1978 to break Houston’s single-game scoring record. After Harden broke the record, cameras in the arena showed a shot of Murphy, who works on the television broadcast team, smiling and clapping for the Beard, who also had 10 rebounds and 11 assists.The game was tied at 107 after a basket by Marreese Speights with just under four minutes to play. Neither team scored for more than two minutes after that before Harden took over, scoring the next six points to make it 113-107 with 45 seconds left. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Hezonja and Speights scored 17 points each for the Magic, who dropped their third straight.The Rockets started the game without Chris Paul, who has a sore groin, and Trevor Ariza, who is dealing with a strained hamstring. They lost another player when Eric Gordon, who is second on the team in scoring with 19.5 points a game, left early in the second quarter with lower back stiffness.“I looked at coach and said: ‘Eric can’t go,’” Harden said “He said go get ’em and after that I didn’t come out of the game.”Harden’s big night came as he played 46 minutes and 26 seconds, which was a career-high for a regulation game, with Houston missing so many players.“I was shocked to see that,” Speights said of Harden not getting worn out by playing so many minutes. “He didn’t really get subbed out and that shows the growth in his game and the maturity in his game.”It was his fourth 50-point game this season and Tuesday’s performance bested his previous career-high of 56 points set in November against Utah.“I have never seen a performance like that,” teammate Gerald Green said. “I caught myself just being a true fan throughout the whole game … what he did today was remarkable.”Orlando led by two points with about 9 1/2 minutes left before the Rockets used a 10-4 run to make it 101-97 with about seven minutes to go. Harden made two 3-pointers in that stretch, and wowed the crowd on the second one that he came as the shot clock was about to expire and with Shelvin Mack right in his face.Houston didn’t lead for long though, as Speights was fouled while making a 3-pointer and added the free throw to tie it seconds later.The Magic had a 2-point lead with about 5 1/2 minutes left before Houston used a 6-2 run, with all its points from Harden, to take a 107-105 lead with about four minutes left. Knicks rout Nets again to finish sweep of season series