Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Man arrested in Derry as part of dissident republican probe Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Google+ WhatsApp WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews By admin – August 9, 2016 Pinterest Previous articleIrish Water says its working to secure better drinking water for 49,000 people in DonegalNext articleDonegal had second lowest housing turnover in Ireland over the last 12 months admin Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR A man’s been arrested in Derry as part of an ongoing investigation into violent dissident republican activity in the city.in a statement, the PSNI confirmed detectives from Serious Crime Branch arrested the 40 year old this morning.He has been taken to Musgrave police station for questioning.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Rookie cornerback Grant Haley could not have picked a better time to be elevated from the practice squad to the New York Giants’ roster.The Giants (1-5) are heading to Atlanta to play the Falcons (2-4) on Monday night.It’s home for Haley and he is going to see the women who inspires him — his mother, Dr. Carla Neal-Haley. She is a pediatrician, an internist and a battler.For the past five or six years, Neal-Haley has been fighting a rare liver disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC). It damages the bile ducts and causes the liver to deteriorate over time. There is no cure. She needs a new liver.“We’ve been working on that, finding different donors, having people tested,” Haley said Thursday before going out to practice. “It’s been important to me to reach out and use my social media presence to help in any way possible. She has been my biggest supporter and there for everything I have been through. For me as a son, it’s only right for me to do the same.”Neal-Haley had open heart surgery in January and her condition now makes her eligible to get a new liver.There is a Facebook page aimed at finding a donor (@liverforcarla).Haley said his mother still goes to work every day, although one of her new jobs is finding tickets for Monday night. The family needs about 10 and probably more for friends.If active, the game will be his NFL debut.“With the family there, this is special,” said Haley, who also has a younger brother and sister. “My mom, she is excited. She is looking for tickets. She has been loving and supporting. Now for a moment like this, it’s special for her, everything she is going through. I am in a blessed position and I can’t be more thankful for the opportunity.”Haley, whose father, Leon Jr., is a dean at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville, has overcome some adversity to get into this position. He was not drafted and signed with the Giants as a free agent. He had a good training camp and was in the final cuts. The Giants immediately added him to the practice squad, where the minimum salary was $7,600 weekly.He will make more than $28,000 weekly on the 53-man roster.Being on the 10-man practice squad was an adjustment after training camp.“I looked at the situation and you get to go against Odell (Beckham Jr.) and Shep (Sterling Shepard) every day, why not take advantage of that and continue to grow your skillset?” Haley said. “Once I did that, then it started being fun out there and normal. I’m glad I used that as a growing experience to be ready when my number was called.”Haley was at MetLife Stadium for the Giants’ home games and watched the away contests on television. It admittedly was a strange feeling after starting 36 of 49 games at Penn State. All he could do was root for his teammates.He took notes though and worked hard. Now he might get a chance to go against receiver Julio Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan, guys he watched on television when he was home in Atlanta.“Mom will definitely be there,” Haley said.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/tag/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL New York Giants cornerback Grant Haley speaks with reporters inside the NFL football team’s locker room, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. Haley could not have picked a better time to be elevated from the practice squad to the Giants’ roster. The Giants are heading to Atlanta to play the Falcons on Monday night. It’s home for Haley and he is going to see the women who inspires him, his mother, Dr. Carla Neal-Haley. She is a pediatrician, an internist and a battler. (Tom Canavan/Associated Press)
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain speaks during a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018. 33-year-old Hamilton, who won his fifth title at the Mexican Grand Prix two weeks ago, will compete Sunday in the Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix at Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit. (AP Photo/Andre Penner) SAO PAULO (AP) — Five-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has a two-step plan for keeping the new generation of talented drivers behind him next season: match their youthful hunger and outwit them with the experience that comes with age.The 33-year-old Hamilton wrapped up this year’s title at the Mexican Grand Prix two weeks ago and is already looking forward to the renewed challenge he will face in 2019 from a crop of young drivers who will only get better.Hamilton, who became the youngest F1 champion when he won his first title at the age of 23 in 2008, says he sees a bit of himself in 21-year-old Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc and Red Bull’s 22-year-old Pierre Gasly.“These are two young rising stars that are already showing incredible potential,” Hamilton said after he arrived in Sao Paulo for this weekend’s Brazilian Grand Prix.He later added 21-year-old Red Bull driver Max Verstappen to the shortlist as well.“I welcome the competition,” he said. “Naturally I do see a little bit of myself in them. At their age I had the same kind of eye of the tiger. Now it is a little different for me, I am one of the older drivers. But I feel like I still have that hunger they are coming in with.”Hamilton also has the experience of spending a decade at the pinnacle of the sport, and he thinks that could help him stay at the top for a bit longer.“Perhaps there are things that I will be able to bring to the table and that they won’t,” he said.Interlagos will host the penultimate race of the F1 season this weekend. Hamilton called the Brazilian track “one of the trickiest of the season” and “an Achilles heel.”Hamilton won the Brazilian race in 2016 and lifted his first F1 title in Sao Paulo 10 years ago, finishing fourth after a dramatic overtake on the last lap.“The first year here was quite difficult, but it has been improving over time,” he said.While Hamilton has already clinched the individual title, his Mercedes team is still fighting with Ferrari for the constructor’s championship — meaning the Briton will not be able to relax just yet.“We still have two races to go and a championship at stake,” he said.___More AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/apf-AutoRacing and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports