January 19

Heir to Norway’s throne watches its kings of Olympic skiing

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano “We were supposed to see super-G today,” Crown Prince Haakon told The Associated Press minutes after joining a jubilant victory photograph with the winning team. “It’s been a good race, a good day.”The original plan made sense. Certainly before the Alpine schedule was blown off course by fierce winds at the blustery Pyeongchang Games. The men’s super-G was originally scheduled for Thursday and it is an event Norway dominates — four straight Olympic titles, including gold for Svindal in 2010.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWhen Jansrud won super-G four years ago, Prime Minister Erna Solberg was at the course in Russia to watch.In downhill, however, Norway had never won, and took silver at four of the past six Winter Games. There would have been no royal presence had downhill been raced last Sunday as intended.“They changed the program,” the crown prince said. “But we were very happy today. It’s really quite impressive that they’re able to perform at their very best in the Olympics when the stakes are highest.”Svindal’s second career Olympic gold medal was also his fourth medal in total. He and close friend Jansrud also shared a podium when taking bronze and silver, respectively, in giant slalom at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.Jansrud also now has four career Olympic medals, including bronze in the 2014 Sochi Olympic downhill.Crown Prince Haakon said the popular racers were “very nice guys” who were “very good at building teams.”ADVERTISEMENT How Abdul-Jabbar became Kareem and decided to talk about it It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next PLAY LIST 01:24Tsukii seizes kumite Gold, focuses on making Olympics next06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “They are able to also carry others, the kids coming behind them look up to them,” the 44-year-old prince said.Can the royal visit extend to super-G on Friday, where more Norwegian medals are expected?“No,” he said, “unfortunately not.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, center, poses for photos flanked by Norway’s Aksel Lund Svindal, gold, left and Norway’s Kjetil Jansrud, silver, right, for the men’s downhill at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Jeongseon, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)JEONGSEON, South Korea — Inadvertently, the Crown Prince of Norway picked a good day to head up the mountain to watch Alpine skiing.The heir to the throne was in attendance Thursday when Norwegian teammates Aksel Lund Svindal and Kjetil Jansrud took gold and silver in the men’s downhill — one of the marquee events at the Winter Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

January 18

Is there a path forward in NFL protests?

first_imgThe divide is not only splitting the country, but splintering the NFL.“I think there are a lot of people that are supportive of the players and then there are a couple of people that have been very vocal against it,” said Duane Brown, one of three Seahawks who protested. “Those people have power. We’ll see what happens.”What has happened so far is that the protests that began with Colin Kaepernick taking a knee before a 49ers game two seasons ago show no signs of disappearing entirely. If anything, the first preseason games show that while most teams fell in line with the desires of their management, there are some players who aren’t going to back down.And that could cause major problems not only for protesting players but a league trying to keep its dominant place in American sports.“The NFL is caught, they can’t really win either way,” said Eric Schiffer, the CEO of Reputation Management Consultants, a Los Angeles-based brand and crisis management firm. “They’ve now come to the conclusion they were alienating conservatives and attempted to mitigate it. But they have only so much they are able to do without alienating the core of their product, which is the players.”ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Their points can still be made, and perhaps find a more receptive audience.And, just maybe, the tweets will stop.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins So far the players — at least a handful of them — aren’t backing down. A few took a knee in the first weekend of exhibition games, at least two raised a fist during the anthem, and several stayed in the locker room as their way of making a statement.The NFL reacted by doing nothing, at least publicly. The league’s hastily adopted new policy on protests during the anthem is on hold while it holds talks with the players’ union on an issue that figures to grow more contentious with every game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’That didn’t stop President Donald Trump from weighing in on Twitter, calling for any player who doesn’t stand during the national anthem to be suspended without pay.For Trump, it’s an issue that resonates with his base. For the protesting players, it’s an issue of social injustice that needs to be raised.center_img The fact the protests have been turned into something they were never intended to be is a big reason why a resolution will be so difficult. Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem to protest social injustice against minorities, but Trump and others have portrayed it instead as a protest against the anthem itself and the country it stands for.Still, an NFL spokesman said the league and the players’ union are involved in “constructive” talks to resolve the issue. But they’re in a battle with time, with the start of the regular season just a few weeks away.They might want to start with one of the few good suggestions offered publicly so far. It came from Kenny Stills, the Miami wide receiver who took a knee during the national anthem in the Dolphins first preseason game.Give Kaepernick and former teammate Eric Reid jobs, Stills said, and let players know you’re serious.“You can’t say as a league you support the players and their protests and then blackball the players who initially started the protests,” Stills said. “To come to the drawing board and talk about solutions, we need to start there as a league, and then we can start drawing up other solutions to some of these other problems.”Employing Kaepernick and Reid shouldn’t be that much of a problem. Both are NFL players at the highest level, and both seem to have been blackballed from the league — at least unofficially — because of their protests.Offer them up to every team in the league. Waive any salary cap to do it, and there should be some takers.If no team bites, assign them through a lottery.After that, it gets easier. Offer players something in exchange for not protesting during the anthem — perhaps a 30-second commercial spot to highlight social injustice at halftime of every nationally televised game.The guess is players would respond favorably, partly because they have little alternative. By now they surely understand that their original cause has been hijacked and that they — along with the NFL — are in no-win situations. Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team’s NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)The players kneel. The president tweets.And the great divide over protests during the national anthem at NFL games grows even wider.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 awardlast_img read more

January 11

Bicycle tour to shut down some maor roads

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In the industrial center, short-term closures will occur from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the route, which will follow Route 126 to Rye Canyon Road to Avenue Stanford and Avenue Scott. Avenue Tibbets also will be affected as the route crosses it. The city of Santa Clarita has mailed nearly 100,000 postcards to residents to notify them of the closures. Delays and short-term closures are anticipated between 1 and 3:30 p.m. on northbound McBean from Creekside Avenue to Avenue Scott; southbound McBean from Newhall Ranch Road to Magic Mountain Parkway; westbound Valencia Boulevard from McBean to Tourney Road; northbound Tourney from Valencia to Magic Mountain; and eastbound Magic Mountain from Tourney to McBean. For a map of the route, visit www.Santa-Clarita.com/TourOfCA or contact Heather Leuning at hleuning@santa-clarita.com. VALENCIA – Four-wheeled traffic will face significant road closures Friday night and Saturday as a throng of bicyclists – and some 100,000 spectators – converge on Santa Clarita. McBean Parkway, the site of the finish line for the Amgen Tour of California, will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 p.m. Saturday from Magic Mountain Parkway to Valencia Boulevard. Until the bicyclists arrive about 2:20 p.m. in Santa Clarita, state Route 126 will be limited to one westbound lane from Interstate 5 to Ventura as they make their way east. Eastbound traffic will be subject to rolling closures as the pack heads through. Cyclists will enter Santa Clarita through the Valencia Industrial Center and travel to McBean where they will begin a three-lap circuit traveling westbound on Valencia Boulevard, north on Tourney Road and east on Magic Mountain Parkway to the finish on McBean near Town Center Drive. last_img read more

January 10

LG, SJAK partner Bandari in Mombasa CSR

first_imgLG Electronics Marketing General Manager East Africa Moses Marji said they are proud to be associated with Green Olive Children Home with the kids visibly excited with the goodies presented to them..“We are excited to have touched the hearts of destitute children and making a difference in their lives,” said Marji who also thanked the home for their philanthropic initiatives.“We are humbled by Madam Ether Kyendo for restoring the dreams and hopes of the kids. She has managed to do it by herself through donations, which is truly inspiring,” added Marji.Bandari Team Manager Wilson Oburu thanked the Home for offering the kids an opportunity to realize their potential in life at a tender age.LG Electronics Marketing General Manager East Africa Moses Marji said they are proud to be associated with Green Olive Children Home“We are glad that the home has extended an enabling environment through which destitute kids get a lifetime opportunity through talent identification and empowerment,”Oburu said.“On behalf of Bandari FC we take this opportunity to to thank the home, SJAK and LG for enabling us to partake in this worthy course,” he added.SJAK was represented by Secretary General Mike Okinyi, newly elected treasurer Alex Isaboke and committee member Samson Ateka.Bandari also donated an assortment of foodstuffs which included bags of sugar, maize meal, beans, loaves of bread and biscuits among others food items.The television set was mounted into the homes’ hall where young kids will savor various TV channels, thanks to a StarTimes set top boxer (STB) and antenna also donated by SJAK.Green Olive Children Home that houses over 30 destitute kids, takes care of vulnerable, orphaned and abandoned children. The home imparts valuable training skills to the children to enable them support themselves in life.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Bandari also donated an assortment of foodstuffs which included bags of sugar, maize meal, beans, loaves of bread and biscuits among others food items.MOMBASA, Kenya, Aug 20 – Kenyan Premier League side Bandari FC were joined by the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) and electronic manufacturing company LG in a Community Social Responsibility (CSR) visit to Green Olive Children’s Home in Mtwapa, Mombasa on Monday.The three donated food items and a 49-inch LG television set worth Sh300,000 as part of the CSR activity.last_img read more

December 29

Newcastle sign young midfielder Isaac Hayden from Arsenal on five-year deal

first_img1 Isaac Hayden Newcastle United have completed the signing of Arsenal midfielder Isaac Hayden.The 21-year-old has joined the Championship side for an undisclosed fee and has penned a five-year deal at St James’ Park.Hayden came through the youth ranks at the Emirates and made his first-team debut for the club in a League Cup tie in 2013.The England Under-20 international spent last season on loan at Hull City, making 24 appearances as the Tigers won promotion from the Championship via the play-offs.“Newcastle is a massive football club and to be given the opportunity to come here and progress my career is fantastic,” said Hayden.“Being at Arsenal was a great experience, I learnt a lot there and have a lot to thank them for, but I needed to move on and so when Newcastle came in for me I jumped at the chance.“I am still young but I want to get as many games under my belt as I can and help the team bounce back to the Premier League.”Hayden, who can operate in defence as well as midfield, is the fifth signing made by Rafa Benitez this summer as he attempts to lead the Magpies back to the Premier League at the first attempt.He joins Matz Sels, Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie and Jesus Game in moving to St James’ Park.Benitez added: “We continue with our plan to bring in players who are hungry to succeed and prove themselves, which Isaac really is.“He is also a player who can play in different positions, which is very useful.“Isaac is a young, strong English player with fantastic potential but also with some experience already of the Championship. We welcome him to the club.”last_img read more

December 29

DONEGAL WOMAN ALMOST WENT INTO LABOUR WHEN SHE SCOOPED ALL-IRELAND TICKET!

first_imgA pregnant woman has revealed how she almost went into labour when she won a Willy Wonka style competition for All-Ireland GAA tickets.Christina Burke, from Letterkenny, was due to give birth last Sunday but decided to go shopping the day before.She decided to purchase a lucky bag from Auntie Nellie’s Sweet Shop in Letterkenny as it was running a competition to win one of the golden game passes. Christina purchased four of the €2 lucky bags and to her delight found she won the ticket.A delighted and blooming Christina told Donegal Daily “I just couldn’t believe it when I open the lucky bag. I almost went into labour there and then I was that excited.“I went home to my husband Aidan and he thought I was starting my labour because I was so red and flushed. I was just in so much shock that I won.”Christina, who is a nurse at Letterkenny General Hospital, finally found herself in labour yestrday where she gave birth to her third baby girl. Christina says she had thought about the name Nellie after Auntie Nellie’s sweet shop but has decided to call her new arrival Laoise.She says she won’t get to the game herself but will watch it in Donegal with husband Aidan and daughters Tara, 4, Caoimhe, 2 and Laoise, three days.Instead she is kindly giving the ticket for the Cusack Stand to her brother Francis’ girlfriend Brid.Despite only giving birth a few hours earlier, Christina turned up in person to collect her ticket today from Auntie Nellie’s owner Enda Heneghan.Businessman Enda says demand for the lucky bags was staggering, so much so that he was forced to put another All-Ireland ticket in a secret lucky bag. “It was a great competition and I’m just sad that we didn’t have more tickets to give away.“We sold more than 2,000 of the lucky bags which was amazing.“We even had calls from a couple of business people who wanted to buy ALL of the lucky bags but we would never have done that,” he said.A second All-Ireland ticket was won by well-known butcher Stephen Shields from the Oldtown in Letterkenny. “I sent one of the lads down for a lucky bag and I just knew it was the real thing when I opened it. I’m delighted,” he said.DONEGAL WOMAN ALMOST WENT INTO LABOUR WHEN SHE SCOOPED ALL-IRELAND TICKET! was last modified: September 22nd, 2012 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:Auntie Nellie’s Sweet ShopChristina Burkelast_img read more

December 27

Picture special: Derry City and Finn Harps draw a blank in USL

first_imgTHE second strings of the local senior sides played out a scoreless draw at Templemore today.Derry City Reserves 0 Finn Harps Reserves 0It was a game of few chances with Donegal native Adrian Delap, lining out at right-back on the Derry team, the pick of the players on show as his rise in the Candystripes continues. Neither side could force a breakthrough over the 90 minutes.North-West News Pix were at the game in Templemore: Picture special: Derry City and Finn Harps draw a blank in USL was last modified: January 8th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

December 26

Liverpool star Mo Salah’s extraordinary night for Egypt

first_img Salah was at the centre of things against Niger Arsenal‘s Mohamed Elneny completed the rout, but there was no hat-trick for Salah, who was faced with an open goal late-on only to receive an over-hit pass from Mohsen.It was a great start for new manager Javier Aguirre, who replaced Hector Cuper after Egypt’s dreadful 2018 World Cup campaign. REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade impact smart causal MONEY LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS highlights Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Salah scores for Egypt Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more Mohamed Salah scored twice, provided two assists and missed two penalties as Egypt beat Niger 6-0 in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.The Liverpool winger had his first-minute spot kick saved, but quickly responded by setting up Marwan Mohsen to put The Pharaohs in front.center_img 2 2 RANKED silverware possible standings Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ayman Ashraf doubled their lead before Salah missed another penalty, however this time he was on hand to convert the rebound.Salah, who has 37 goals in 60 appearances for Egypt, then set up Salah Mohsen before scoring his country’s fifth with his head. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era?last_img read more

December 26

PROJECT FOR BORDER VILLAGES TO BE LAUNCHED

first_imgThe Border Villages Social Integration Project will be formally launched by Cllr. Dessie Larkin Chairperson of the Donegal CDB Peace & Reconciliation Partnership on  at the An Grianan Hotel in Burt tomorrow. Donegal County Council is the lead partner on the project working in conjunction with Inishowen Development Partnership. The project has been funded by the Donegal County Development Board Peace and Reconciliation Partnership through Phase 2 of the Donegal PEACE III Action Plan.During PEACE II Donegal County Council secured funding back in 2002 to develop Town Plans for a number of Border Villages. The rationale for those Plans was to allow controlled development of these satellite villages that were under sustained pressure from the inward migration of new residents, predominantly from Northern Ireland. The Donegal County Development Board Peace and Reconciliation Partnership recognises this issue, and has supported this project to build upon the PEACE II initiative and support an intervention that would see an innovative community led programme of activity to support integration, so as to achieve greater community cohesion in these areas.This programme will run throughout 2012 and be brought to a conclusion in April 2013. Donegal County Council, as the lead partner, will co-ordinate programmes of activity in consultation with the local community groups.This project is about contact, conversation and participation. Some of the activities proposed from the community groups in the area include the following:Support towards developing shared space, e.g. community gardens.Information newsletters, flyers and community event publicity that will make direct contact with new residents in the area, sharing information and encouraging participation in community life.Support for cross-community Parent & Toddler groups, and Community Playgroups to encourage new people to attend and get involved at pre-school level.Support local schools to promote themselves to potential new pupils through school publications and open days.Support to local Residents Associations to build and develop their capacity to deal with issues of common interest.Support for cross-community events at a local level that encourage active participation of new residents.Develop activities that encourage conversation, mediation and new contact while participating in a common interest e.g. walk and talk events.Support for youth clubs to encourage new membership and create opportunities for cross-community discussions / workshops.Encourage cross-border activities that provide a sharing of experiences particularly among the youth in the  border region.While some of these are activities that have come forward from the groups on the ground. Many other activities can be considered at little cost that would have a major bearing on community relations in the border region. Commenting on the project Cllr Dessie Larkin Chairperson Donegal CDB Peace & Reconciliation Partnership has said: “As the difficult economic climate holds its grip on our people, it is more important now than ever before that we pull together as a community and we should encourage one another to get active in our localities to help us to be positive and participate in local community life.“The Border Villages Social Integration Project is a programme of activity that can support small but important actions at a local level and will endeavour to create contact, conversation and promote participation of all citizens living in the Border Towns and Villages in active community life.“I wish to acknowledge the work done to date by the Donegal County Development Board Peace and Reconciliation Partnership, to the Partnership Members and staff who support them, to the Project Officers involved and also to thank the Inishowen Development Partnership particularly  Shauna Mc Cleneghan and Mary Mc Callion for their role in the project.”© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyhttp://www.derryjournal.com/news/local/asa_rap_for_river_media_1_2126066PROJECT FOR BORDER VILLAGES TO BE LAUNCHED was last modified: November 14th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:Donegal County CouncilThe Border Villages Social Integration Projectlast_img read more

December 25

SAMURAI SWORD THUG HEAD-BUTTED WOMAN GARDA IN DRUNKEN ATTACK

first_imgA DONEGAL man caught wielding a sword outside his neighbour’s home later launched a vicious and unprovoked attack, a court has heard.Michael Sweeney, from Glencar Park in Letterkenny, appeared before the District Court in the town today.Garda Una Halligan told judge Paul Kelly that she responded to reports of a man “wielding a samurai sword” on November 18, 2012. She found 40-year-old Sweeney outside a neighbour’s home with the sword.Garda Halligan said when she arrived at the scene a male came out of a house was verbally abusive to the people inside the neighbour’s house.The witness said she arrested Sweeney and he had called her a “f***ing w****”Once at Letterkenny Garda Station, she said: “He hit me in the face with his head; I could see him coming out of the corner of my eye and he connected.“My eyes began to swell up almost immediately. He continued to shout obscenities; I fell backwards towards the door.“He looked down at me and he started laughing and said ‘did you like that?’.”Judge Kelly asked the Garda about her injuries.“I had to take a week off until the swelling went down a bit,” said Garda Halligan.The court heard Sweeney had 30 previous convictions including one for assaulting a Garda.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher said Sweeney suffered from a number of issues and applied for probation reports.Judge Kelly said the incident was “very serious”.He adjourned sentencing to await the results of the probation report.SAMURAI SWORD THUG HEAD-BUTTED WOMAN GARDA IN DRUNKEN ATTACK was last modified: November 11th, 2013 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:Letterkenny CourtMichael Sweeneyswordlast_img read more