WhatsApp Facebook By News Highland – April 20, 2020 Homepage BannerNews Google+ Previous articleStaggered National School openings may be needed – BoyleNext articleIllegal dumping a major problem in Derry – Cooper News Highland Facebook Gardai have confirmed that human remains found washed up on a beach in Donegal earlier this year have been formally identified as belonging to a person from an active missing person investigation.Searches were carried out by Gardai and the Coast Guard following the discovery of the remains on Bunbeg Beach on February 18th.Investigations are ongoing, and Gardai say they are continuing to liaise with the local coroner. WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Gardai confirm identity of human remains found in Bunbeg
I need a little help in determining when Senior Nights became a “thing” in all sports and activities. We did not have Senior Nights when I played high school sports in the 50’s, nor did we have them when I was coaching in the 70’s and early 80’s. My wife says, however, that we did have senior night for our daughter when she graduated in 1993. This means they have popped up in the last 25-30 years. I certainly am not opposed to them. It is a nice honor for the participants.I know that if you are an opposing coach and a school honors more than one group in an evening, it is a bit distracting. It also means additional before you get home. I have no suggestion on how to speed this up. What started out to be something you did in basketball and football has now grown in some cases to every school activity outside the classroom. This might seem a little much to some people.
The Foxes host Chelsea on Monday having been knocked off the Barclays Premier League summit by Manchester City. The managers have had a rocky relationship in the past and clashed while Ranieri was at Roma and Mourinho was Inter Milan boss in 2010. Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has revealed his sympathy for Jose Mourinho as he plots to regain top spot. Press Association But with the Chelsea chief under pressure following a poor season – which has seen them lose four of their last six league games to sit 17 points behind Leicester – Ranieri feels for his rival. He said: “Sympathy? Yes, but I have a good relationship with all the managers. For me doing this job is a fantastic life, it is good. “My relationship with Jose is all like other managers. Jose can have a wine (after the game) if he wants. I have a very good Italian wine.” Leicester are unbeaten in eight games but Manchester City’s last-gasp 2-1 win over Swansea on Saturday saw them move ahead at the top on goal difference. But Ranieri believes the Foxes’ focus will be key as he invoked inspiration from writer Rudyard Kipling. “In my job I tried to impose my philosophy, my atmosphere,” he said. “I know when we win it is easier. Everybody is well when everything goes in the right way but I am an experienced manager and I know the right thing is balance – not too high when you are top and not too down when you are down. It is balance. “I remember a Kipling poem If – it is fantastic. Victory and defeat are the same things. Maybe I will give it to my players.” The Foxes have stunned the top flight after beating relegation last season under former boss Nigel Pearson but Ranieri knows they still need to prove they can maintain their form. He added: “We have to go for another 10 matches to continue to stay not top but around the top. I am very proud, my players are playing well and a lot of fans look on us as a team who play well.”
The Nationals host the Brewers in the National League wild-card game on Tuesday (8:08 p.m. ET, TBS), with the winner advancing to the NLDS against the Dodgers, the team with the best record in the NL. Three-time Cy Young winner Max Scherzer, who had a 2.92 ERA and 7.36 K/BB ratio this year, will start for the Nationals, who finished 93-69. The Brewers, who were 89-73, will counter with Brandon Woodruff, who had a 3.62 ERA and 4.77 K/BB ratio in 2019. Nationals vs. Brewers predictionThe Brewers survived their three-week stretch without Christian Yelich thanks mostly to an incredible performance by the pitching staff. That group of pitchers will be tested by the Nationals, who scored more runs in the second half of the season than any other NL team.Anthony Rendon, particularly, was incredible after the break, posting a .336 average and 1.023 OPS. With Max Scherzer on the mound for the Nationals, the margin for error will be slim.Nationals 5, Brewers 3 Here’s everything you need to know about betting on Nationals vs. Brewers, including updated odds, trends and our prediction for the NL wild card game. MORE: Get the latest MLB playoff odds at Sportsbook ReviewBetting odds for Nationals vs. BrewersSpread: Nationals by 1 1/2Run total: 7 1/2Odds: Brewers +164, Nationals -171Nationals vs. Brewers all-time seriesThe Brewers took the season series with the Nationals, winning four of the six head-to-head contests. Milwaukee swept a three-game set at home in early May, and the Nationals took two of three in D.C. in mid-August. The Brewers hold the edge in the all-time head-to-head competition, too, with an 80-72 mark (not that all-time record will have any impact on one playoff game in 2019, of course. Just an FYI.)Three trends to know— 56 percent of spread bettors like the Nationals to cover at home, and 60 percent of the moneyline bettors like the Nationals, too.— As a road underdog of +150 to +200, the Brewers are 3-0 this year. — The Nationals are the much healthier team. Not only is Christian Yelich out, but Lorenzo Cain sprained his ankle in Colorado and is questionable, and Ryan Braun has been battling a calf injury. MORE: Odds to win the World Series for every team in 2019Three things to watchMax effortThe idea of having a three-time Cy Young winner in your corner for a winner-take-all one-game postseason scenario has long been a comfort for Nationals fans who realized catching the Braves in the NL East probably wasn’t going to happen. Scherzer has made 13 career postseason starts. He’s allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of those starts, including two of his three in a Nationals’ uniform. In his only start against the Brewers in 2010, Scherzer struck out 10 in six innings, allowing six hits and two runs (one earned). Bullpen vs. BullpenLook, anything can happen in a one-game scenario, but Brewers fans have to feel better about their bullpen than Nationals fans. That group played a huge role in the team’s push to the second wild card berth. Even though he gave up a game-tying homer in his final appearance in Colorado, lefty closer Josh Hader had 37 saves this year, including a 1.42 ERA and 32 strikeouts in his past 19 innings. Lefty Drew Pomeranz has a 1.33 ERA in his past 20 1/3 relief innings, with 36 strikeouts against only 11 hits and four walks allowed.Brent Suter, another lefty, came back from injury issues and didn’t allow a single run in his final eight appearances, covering 16 innings. And right-handed starter Jordan Lyles figures to be available out of the bullpen, too; he had a 1.91 ERA in his final seven starts of the season. For the Nationals, Daniel Hudson has been great (0.00 ERA in nine September appearances) and closer Sean Doolittle had a 2.25 ERA in the last month of the season, but several bullpen regulars struggled in September: Fernando Rodney (5.91 ERA), Hunter Strickland (7.45), Javy Guerra (4.91) and Erick Fedde (6.43). Going streaking!Both of these teams are playing with a lot of confidence right now. The Nationals finished their season on an eight-game winning streak, scoring at least six runs in eight of those games and allowing three or fewer runs in six of the contests. The Brewers won 18 of 20 games during their push to the wild-card spot, including 13 of 15 after MVP candidate Christian Yelich went down with a broken kneecap. They lost out on the NL Central in the final series of the season, though, when they were swept by the Rockies. Stat that mattersThis is the fifth time the Nationals have made the postseason since the franchise moved from Montreal to Washington. D.C. As any baseball fan could probably tell you, the Nationals have yet to win a playoff series in those previous four Octobers, often squandering away opportunities in dramatic fashion, even though they’ve had home-field advantage for every single series. In three of those four LDS losses, they lost win-or-go-home Game 5s at Nationals Park. The NL wild card game, of course, is another win-or-go-home contest in D.C.