Durant unfazed by Thunder return

first_imgKevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors looks on against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center on November 18, 2017 in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania. Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFPGolden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant insists he is unfazed by the prospect of facing his former team as the NBA champions prepare to take on Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday.Durant, who is battling to recover from a left ankle sprain, left Oklahoma City for Golden State after eight seasons in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 ONE: Yamaguchi eyes quick revenge vs Filipino bet Iniong Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In his return to Oklahoma City last season, Durant put up 40 points, and blocked out the hostile reception which greeted him.More of the same is expected on Wednesday, but Durant said he is unconcerned by the catcalls.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throne“It’s just a regular game for me now,” the reigning NBA Finals MVP said Tuesday. “I learned how to tune out the crowd.”The 29-year-old said a decision on whether he will play on Wednesday will most likely be taken on the day of the game. “We’ll see how it feels in the morning but right now, it feels good,” said Durant, who sat out Golden State’s 118-111 victory at Brooklyn on Sunday.Warriors coach Steve Kerr meanwhile said Durant would be ready for anything in terms of crowd reception.“We’re a year removed from the first one so hopefully it will be a little less hostile,” Kerr said. “But we’ll be ready for whatever.”The Warriors coach compared Durant’s return to Oklahoma City to the reception given to LeBron James when he first played back in Cleveland after joining Miami in 2010.“It reminded me of LeBron’s return to Cleveland,” Kerr said. “It was very similar, just a different vibe. Sometimes you can have intensity and desire, and sometimes it can be ugly. And it was ugly.”ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’last_img read more

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Oil and gas dominate UG’s career fair

first_imgOnce again, the University of Guyana was buzzing with excitement as students from various schools flocked its Turkeyen Campus to look at prospective job opportunities available in the country.With Guyana poised to become one of the largest oil-producing nations in the world, students were eager to learn about careers they can pursue in the lucrative field.Students flocked the University’s Turkeyen CampusA number of booths were set up across the campus from public and Private Sector companies, providing information and ideas on the career options which exist in their respective agencies.While many expressed interest in the oil sector, Jasmine Rose of Queenstown Secondary had her eyes on the ExxonMobil booth, as she strolled her way over to see what they had to offer.“The fair is quite interesting but the one I’m looking forward to is the ExxonMobil one and I’m yet to find it,” Rose expressed.Guyana Times spoke to some of the representatives from various companies who lauded the University for organising the event.Students listening attentively to the presentationsCommunications Advisor of Exxon, Nicholas Yearwood explained that the oil giant was angled at providing information on one of their oil discovery projects while noting that they will be adding more individuals to their current recruitment.“We’re present at the fair basically to talk about our project, the Liza Phase One project, and let people know of the opportunity that may exist in the oil and gas industry. We will be advertising a few more vacancies within this year and ramp up staff,” Yearwood added.This was countered by Ramps Logistics who provided a hands-on approach with persons who are employed in the sector. The Human Resources Assistant, Gianna Pearson, explained that they are representing El Dorado Offshore and Orbis Caribbean.“El Dorado Offshore is our recruitment agency or manpower agency. We basically do recruitment, hiring, marine services and we basically provide crew members for the oil sector,” said Pearson.One of the crewmembers, Earl, related that he has been in the sector for some years and it is a rewarding experience which will grow as time progresses and Guyana comes nearer towards oil production.“It is an exciting time for Guyana and especially young people so I want to encourage the young people to come onboard. We have our recruitment office and plenty of positions available for young people.”Meanwhile, others chose the educational facilities – a very prevalent one being Cacique Accounting College which was represented by Fazil Bacchus.“We offer the ACCA qualification along with the FIA and CAT qualification. It’s a premiere qualification recognised in 108 countries around the world and of most of the accounts in Guyana, it is the popular qualification,” said Bacchus.Adding to that, Banks DIH took a hands-on approach to the career explosion by introducing the manufacturing sector and ways in which persons can gain employment in this field.Human Resources Supervisor of the beverage company, Alexis Guanardo said “We’re here selling jobs. Every year we participate and we want to teach them how to make the stuff they see on display.”Some other popular booths included the Guyana Police Force (GDF), the Guyana Energy Agency (GEA), the Business Ministry and the Guyana School of Agriculture.UG’s Career Day Fair is an annual activity aimed at exposing students to the numerous opportunities available for them after graduating high school. The Tain Campus was active along with other faculties to showcase what they can present as well.last_img read more

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Golfers tee off at Lakepoint Golf and Country Club for breast cancer research

first_img6. Wendy Horst and Denise Hogg – 927. Candace Secrist and Aline Bouchard – 1008. Rae Evans and Pennis St. Pierre – 103 1. Tonnie Trim and Sharon Klassen – 772. Carol Wagner and Jeannette Karasiuk – 813. Rosalind Lauren and Dawn Dawson – 824. Sonja Brekkas and Megan Biss – 845. Joanne Young and Roxanne Jaschke – 87Advertisement Flight B1. Geri Schilling – 80 2. Carol Bulmer – 84T3. Shirley Kinnis – 91Advertisement T3. Marie Allerd – 91Flight C1. Sandra Wheeler – 912. Brandy Longley – 93Fun eventAdvertisement Lakepoint general manager Troy Knight says a final fundraising total for the event is not available as of now but it does tend to raise around $5,000 every year its held.Below are the finishers from the competitive and fun event:Competitive – Flight A- Advertisement -1. Andrea Waldren – 802. Jennifer Szoo – 883. Connie Chretion – 89Advertisementlast_img read more

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Around Whittier

first_imgThe awards honor the accomplishments and contributions of men and women of Latino heritage. The winners will be announced in mid-September during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Five individuals in the fields of art, business, community activism/volunteerism, education and social services will be honored. The nomination deadline is May 18. Nominations can be obtained online from alicia.romero@uboc.com. Return them via e-mail to the same address, or fax to (213) 236-4147. For more information, call (213) 236-5329. Glamour Night coming to park WHITTIER – Adventure County Park will hold “Ladies Glamour Night” from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at 10130 Gunn Ave. It will be a great opportunity to shop for Mother’s Day with vendors from Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Party Lite, Creative Memories, Lip Sense and Healing Crystals and Princess House. Food, entertainment and other fun activities will be available. Entrance is free. For more information, call (562)698-7645. Couples’ cancer counseling offered WHITTIER – The American Cancer Society will present a free four-week workshop for couples struggling with cancer in one of the partners, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. May 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, 12401 Washington Blvd. The workshop is designed to help couples cope with the demands that cancer may put on relationships. Licensed clinical workers will conduct the workshop. Registration is required. For more information, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 7820. Kindergartens accepting students PICO RIVERA – El Rancho Unified School District will register children for kindergarten from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from May 14 to 18. Parents should go to their neighborhood schools to register their children. Children must be at least 5 years old before Dec. 2, 2007. For more information, call (562) 942-1500. – From staff reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA FE SPRINGS – A semi-trailer truck crashed through the center divider of the Santa Ana (5) freeway in Santa Fe Springs early Monday morning, causing a diesel fuel spill and blocking lanes on the freeway for hours, authorities said. The non-injury accident occurred around 2 a.m., as a big rig was traveling south on the freeway. The truck crashed through the center divider just south of Florence Avenue and ended up facing the wrong direction on the northbound side of the freeway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer David Porter. The gas tank was ruptured during the crash, and officials worked for more than three hours to remove the fuel from the truck so that it could be cleared from the freeway, he said. Breast-feeding group to meet WHITTIER – La Leche League of Whittier’s next informational meeting will be from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 11345 S. Miller Road, Whittier. New and expectant mothers can learn all about breast-feeding. Babies are welcome, too. For more information, call (562) 448-9226. Local Heroes nominees sought WHITTIER – Nominations for the ninth annual Local Hero awards, sponsored by Union Bank of California and public television station KCET, are now being accepted. last_img read more

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Modric threatens to end Ronaldo-Messi era as world’s best

first_imgBoth Messi and Ronaldo have won FIFA’s award in different guises five times each, and the Portuguese can move out on his own after winning a third straight Champions League title with Real Madrid before heading for pastures new with Juventus in July.For a sixth straight season, Ronaldo was the Champions League’s top scorer with 15 goals and also scored four times at the World Cup, including a hat-trick against Spain in a thrilling 3-3 draw to open Portugal’s campaign.However, Portugal’s last 16 exit to Uruguay in Russia and Ronaldo’s failure to score in the semi-finals or final of the Champions League has opened the door for Modric.– ‘The year of Luka’ –Luka Modric was crowned the best player at the World Cup for his performances with Croatia © AFP / Johannes EISELECroatia’s captain was an inspirational figure as they surpassed all expectations to reach the World Cup final and also played a big role in Madrid’s Champions League and Club World Cup wins.“I hope that Luka will be the best player in the world,” Croatia manager Zlatko Dalic told AFP.“He deserves it because he was the best player in the Club World Cup and the best player in the World Cup.“Messi and Ronaldo are fantastic players, but this year is the year of Luka.”Salah also makes the podium for the first time after an incredible 44-goal debut season for Liverpool that carried the Reds to the Champions League final.However, a shoulder injury suffered early on in the final robbed him of the chance to help Liverpool lift the trophy and also meant he wasn’t in peak condition to lead Egypt’s World Cup bid.Despite scoring in each of his two appearances in Russia, The Pharaohs bowed out at the group stage with three defeats.France’s World Cup-winning coach Didier Deschamps is favourite to win the best coach award ahead of Dalic and former Real coach Zinedine Zidane, who stepped down in June after overseeing three Champions League triumphs in just two and a half years in charge.Even if they lose out on the best player award, Messi and Ronaldo could walk away with a prize as they are both nominated for the Puskas award for best goal.Messi’s solitary World Cup goal against Nigeria and Ronaldo’s spectacular overhead kick against his future employers in the Champions League quarter-finals are two of 10 goals on the shortlist, also including Gareth Bale’s acrobatic strike for Real in the Champions League final.The best goalkeeper prize is to be contested by France captain Hugo Lloris, Denmark’s Kasper Schmeichel and Belgium’s Thibaut Courtois, whose World Cup heroics earned him a move to Madrid from Chelsea.Lyon’s Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg and German midfielder Dzsenifer Marozsan are joined by Brazilian five-time winner Marta of Orlando Pride in the running for the best women’s player after winning the Champions League with the French giants.Reynold Pedros of Lyon, Japan boss Asako Takakura and Netherlands coach Sarina Wiegman are in the running for best women’s coach.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Luka Modric, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo are the finalists to win FIFA’s player of the year award on Monday © AFP / JAVIER SORIANO, Lindsey PARNABY, Javier SORIANOLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 24 – Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s decade-long domination of football’s individual awards is under threat from Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric and Liverpool’s Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah when FIFA’s player of the year is announced on Monday.For the first time in 12 years Messi is not even nominated among the three finalists for the award after early exits for Argentina at the World Cup and Barcelona in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.last_img read more

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DD NOTICE: FIXTURE BETWEEN AODH RUADH AND MILFORD BROUGHT FORWARD

first_imgThe Division Three clash between league leaders Aodh Ruadh and Milford has been brought forward to Friday evening at 7.30pm. The game was originally scheduled for Saturday evening, but both clubs have agreed to switch the fixture to this evening.That game will be preceded by the reserves at 6pm. Aodh Ruadh under 12s hosted Ardara in our fourth league game in Father Tierney Park on Tuesday evening.In our first game we got off to a good start with Harry Howarth hitting the onion bag early on, three points followed from Mark McGlynn with all the lads playing well.Senan Rooney struck over two great 45s and a point from play before Cian Rooney stepped up and hit the back of the net.In the second half though Ardara came back strong hitting two goals and a point without reply. The lads rallied with Mark McGlynn hitting a goal and Cian Rooney, Harry Howarth and Senan Rooney hitting a point a piece.The game finished 3-8 to 2-6 in a hard fought battle. In goals Bridín Maguire was in total charge with Kyle Murray and Matt Gillespie in very good form in the full back line.Eugene Doherty marshaled the half back line and Philip Cassidy worked tirelessly in midfield.Up front Calum Ayres and Daire Gallagher played very well linking up with their midfield and other forwards.In our second game we started with a strong line out, Shane Whelan back from injury played a great game in goals. In the full back line David Doherty and Adam Hoey were very solid.In the half back line Nathan Owens-Kelly, Daire Warren and Conal Bradshaw were excellent closing down all attacks.In midfield Kyle McCaffrey and Shane Duffy dominated play, linking up with their forwards.Up front Frankie McGinley took a great goal and was unlucky not to get a second, Mitch McLaughlin hit a fine goal too while Jake Foley and Diarmaid Dolan put in a great shift taking some good scores also. There was further good news for the under 12s with Kernan’s Spar coming on board as jersey sponsor for the team.Pictured at the official presentation of the jerseys to the club are under 12 team manager Martin McGlynn and David O’Donnell who is an under 12 mentor and manager of Kernan’s Spar Ballyshannon.The image can be viewed in full resolution on aodhruadh.org.Kernan’s are great supporters of the club, hosting one of our weekly lotto sales outlets every Saturday, which brings us neatly on to the next topic of conversation…Aodh Ruadh provides high quality coaching and sports facilities to everyone in Ballyshannon.We train and develop over 20 different football and hurling teams, for boys and girls, men and women.We provide an outlet for all aspects of Irish culture. We help bind our wider community together.We highlight the importance of lifestyle issues to our young people.We produce talented and dedicated footballers and hurlers who go on to represent our county.We build team and community spirit. We work hand in hand with all our local community groups.We can only do this because of the support provided by those who regularly play club lotto.So many thanks once again to all those who play every week and help make Aodh Ruadh the vibrant community resource it is. Míle buíochas!Feedback welcomeAs you can see, this mail is an experiment in embedding imagery in email. Aodh Ruadh club notes goes to a very large mailing list and is designed to facilitate easy viewing on all kinds of devices.The aim heretofore has always been to maximise accessibility, which is why we have steered clear of imagery in mails previously.If you find that imagery is making your mail difficult to read or download, please let me know we’ll see if there are any ways of addressing the issue.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.DD NOTICE: FIXTURE BETWEEN AODH RUADH AND MILFORD BROUGHT FORWARD was last modified: June 27th, 2014 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:Aodh RuadhGAAMilfordNoticesSportlast_img read more

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Sanchez will miss Man United v Everton with groin injury, confirms Mourinho

first_img getty images – getty 2 Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Manchester United’s Premier League clash against Everton on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed.The Chilean will continue his spell on the sidelines having missed this week’s Champions League defeat to Juventus at Old Trafford. Sanchez’s only goal of the season so far was his winner in a 3-2 victory over Newcastle Sanchez picked up the injury on international duty with Chile and, according to Mourinho, his late substitute appearance in the 2-2 draw against Chelsea last weekend exacerbated the problem.MORE: Mourinho blasts ‘unprofessional’ international teams over handling of injured Man United starsAnd the United boss has revealed the forward will sit out of Sunday’s game to boost his recovery.Speaking about Sanchez’s fitness in Friday’s pre-match press conference, Mourinho said: “In this moment he’s struggling because he’s injured and he came on in the Chelsea match to try to help the team.“But his physical condition was not good and then he had to stop and was not available for Juventus.“He is not available for tomorrow again.”The 29-year-old has struggled for form this season, and really ever since he joined the Red Devils from Arsenal in January, having only scored four goals for the club.center_img 2 Alexis Sanchez has been ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League showdown with Everton And Mourinho went on to say he feels for Sanchez and explained that his form this season – he has scored just one goal in nine appearances for club and country – has been hampered by constant niggling injuries.“I don’t think is ever an easy situation for a player,” added the Red Devils boss.“But this season he had a good start, a good pre-season… and then he was injured.“Then he came back and was injured again and he is the kind of player that needs to be really, really sharp.”TUNE IN! Man United v Everton is LIVE and EXCLUSIVE on talkSPORT on Sunday – FULL STREAM DETAILS HERElast_img read more

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Man City to make £50m bid, Everton, Newcastle and West Ham want ace, Arsenal update

first_img Jones’ Man United contract expires at the end of the season Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Unai Emery says he could give Eddie Nketiah the chance to replace Danny Welbeck, following the latter’s ankle injury. (Express)Fred, the Manchester United midfielder, is struggling to settle in England and has been confiding his difficulties to Fernandinho, his fellow Brazilian who plays for Manchester City. (Metro)Everton’s Gylfi Sigurdsson was wearing an ankle boot when he left Stamford Bridge last night, having been on the receiving end of a poor tackle from Chelsea star Jorginho. (Sun)Manchester United were ‘very interested’ in Roma star Lorenzo Pellegrini throughout the summer transfer window. (Calciomercato) Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Ramires is a teenage midfielder who plays for Bahia in his homeland of Brazil 3 Latest Football News Manchester City are ready to make a £50million move for Frenkie de Jong, the Ajax defender, despite rival clubs calling for an investigation into their finances. (Mail)Yacine Brahimi, the Algeria forward, is a target for Newcastle, Everton and West Ham with his Porto contract expiring at the end of the season. (Sun)Arsenal target Ramires HAS been watched by clubs, Bahia vice president Vitor Ferraz confirms. The young midfielder was linked with the Gunners last week. (Radio Metropole) Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Southampton’s Charlie Austin blasts officials in raging post-match interview as goal is disallowed in draw with WatfordGlenn Hoddle ‘recovering well’ after having ‘lifesaving’ surgery following heart attack 3 no dice BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions huge blow And here are the top talkSPORT.com stories…EXCLUSIVE: Chelsea star Eden Hazard admits he is still feeling the strain of the World Cup: ‘Believe me, I am tired!’Tottenham new stadium update: Spurs agree deal to use Wembley for rest of 2018/19 seasonJurgen Klopp admits Liverpool were ‘lucky’ and says Fulham’s disallowed goal was maybe ‘not 100 per cent offside’Tottenham and Arsenal interested in out-of-favour Manchester United defender Phil Jones – reports RANKED ADVICE REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury shining 3 talkSPORT.com round up all the biggest transfer gossip and football news from Monday’s papers and online… Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move MONEY Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REPLY last_img read more

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DONEGAL’S SWALLOWS HAVE ARRIVED – IT MUST BE SUMMER!

first_imgThey’ve arrived so it can mean only one thing – summer is here!Swallows have been spotted in several parts of the county in the past couple of days including New Mills, Lifford, Donegal Town and Burnfoot.Eagle-eyed DD readers have contacted us to say they have seen the tiny but resourceful birds. The birds will begin to make their nests in barns and outhouses in the coming weeks before leaving again in September and October.  DONEGAL’S SWALLOWS HAVE ARRIVED – IT MUST BE SUMMER! was last modified: April 10th, 2014 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:donegalsummerswallowslast_img read more

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TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR WELL-KNOWN FISHERMAN WHO DIED AFTER BOATING TRAGEDY

first_imgTributes have been pouring in for tragic fisherman Billy McKinley (pictured right) who died following a freak boating accident yesterday.The late Billy McKinley.The highly-respected Dunfanaghy man fell overboard as he was fishing with his life-long friend and colleague Andrew Alcorn.The men were fishing about 2.5miles north-east of Horn Head when tragedy struck. Mr McKinley was rescued from the water and flown by rescue helicopter to Letterkenny General Hospital but died a short time later.The community of Dunfanaghy was numb with the tragic loss of Billy who was a single man who looked after his elderly mother in their home.One local summed up the frustration in the local community when he said “Billy lived for his mum and his bowls. He was a hard-working and honest man and his tragic deaths just seems so unfair. He did nothing on anyone.”A full investigation into the death is being carried out. The men had both been wearing life-jackets when Billy went overboard from the 33ft half-decker ‘Our Jenna.’The Mulroy Coastguard, local boats as well as the Arranmore and Lough Swilly Lifeboats took part in the operation.The accident comes just days after another freak accident claimed the life of another local man.John Sweeney, 45, died when he was involved in a construction site accident in Cornwall last Friday.TRIBUTES POUR IN FOR WELL-KNOWN FISHERMAN WHO DIED AFTER BOATING TRAGEDY was last modified: June 17th, 2015 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:Billy McKinleydeathdonegalDunfanaghyfishermantragedylast_img read more

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