Tiger throws the wrong guy overboard

first_imgWINNING TEAM—This July 17, 2004, file photo shows Tiger Woods and his caddie Steve Williams lining up a putt on the second green on the third day of the British Open golf championship at Royal Troon golf course in Troon, Scotland. (AP Photo/Adam Butler) The guess here, though, is maybe not. You can’t be in a good place surrounded by yes men.It’s worth remembering that until Woods’ SUV went pin-balling down the driveway 20 months ago, he rarely put a foot down wrong in his career.He set tongues wagging by changing coaches and twice overhauling a swing just about everybody else considered the picture of perfection—then had the last laugh by tearing off two of the most sublime championship runs golf has ever seen.At the same time, despite one marketing “pro” after another insisting Woods’ flare-ups on the course and his ice-cold demeanor off it would limit his appeal, he built the richest and deepest portfolio of top-shelf sponsors any star had ever assembled.But that was then.Now, Woods is in exile, holed up in another Florida mansion with a bad leg and one fewer friend whose counsel he can trust.The public-relations advice he’s been getting since that stunning fall from grace is no better than the lessons overseen by swing coach Sean Foley, Woods’ flakiest hire yet.Neither his image nor his golf game has improved much.So while it’s hard to fault Woods for trying to change things up, dumping Steve Williams was probably the wrong place to start.No one else in Tiger’s entourage had the guts to tell him the truth, something Williams did one last time on his way out the door.“To have witnessed some of the greatest golf ever played has been a thrill, no two ways about it,” he told TV New Zealand in his first public appearance since the firing.“It’s very difficult to know if he’ll ever come back. He’s had a lengthy time away from the game, he’s been not very competitive the last two years, with the exception of a couple tournaments, he’s battled injuries and obviously a major swing change and he hasn’t played any golf of any regularity for some time. So it’s a tall mountain to climb.“But if anybody’s going to do it,” Williams added a moment later, “he’s somebody that can.”To be fair, most of the rest of what Williams said was not nearly that gracious. ‘He complained about his own reputation getting dragged along in the mud and then essentially wasting the past two years of his professional life waiting to see whether Woods would recapture any of his magic and at least a measure of his respect.The answer turned out to be “no” on both counts.Yet Williams deserved a more graceful exit than the clumsy, prolonged and secretive way his boss finally doled out the pink slip.Then again, he also made millions keeping whatever secrets he did know to himself while toting Woods’ bag—nearly $9 million, based on an estimated 10 percent of the winnings during their partnership—and it’s hard to imagine either of them ever feeling that flush again.When Woods fired Mike “Fluff” Cowan and later Butch Harmon, his first pro caddie and coach, he soaked up the criticism that followed and turned it into motivational fuel. In the narrative he and his father, Earl, had carefully crafted since his childhood, anything and everything had to be sacrificed in the service of getting better.Personal and professional relationships and responsibilities were shrugged off, or pawned off, if they got in the way of winning. And as long as he kept doing that, Woods had precious little reason to change the story, even if the untold half involved a string of late-night romps with porn stars and waitresses that made all of it seem like a lie.It’s probably a measure of how honest Williams was around Woods that he, too, knew so little about where the boss was spending most of his free evenings; that, or else he’s saving the really unsavory stuff for his own book. Either way, his protestations of innocence ring true for the time being.“That was the most difficult period that I’ve ever been through in my life. I’m pretty hardheaded and took it probably a lot better than my wife and family did, but there’s no way that I should have been put through that,” Williams said in the same interview.“My name should have been cleared immediately. It wasn’t and that’s what makes it even more disappointing what’s transpired. I never really got pardoned from that scandal, so the timing of it is extraordinary.”Not surprising. Woods shrugged off any responsibility for his role in the split, releasing a statement on his website thanking Williams and adding, “but I think it’s time for a change.”No doubt.But maybe Woods should have looked in the mirror first. If Williams was second-guessing more than just his choice of whether to hit the 6- or 7-iron from the fairway, well, he was the only one in Woods’ inner circle willing to tell him how much the reflection had changed.Money buys all kind of things, but Woods will have a tough time finding loyalty like that.(Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke@ap.org.) by Jim Litke(AP)—Used to be few things in sports made you feel more foolish than second-guessing Tiger Woods. So maybe throwing longtime caddie and close pal Steve Williams overboard after a dozen years and six times that many wins around the world together will pay dividends in the long run.last_img read more

PNG crush New Caledonia 33-5

first_imgPNG’s Cassandra Sampson got the crowd on their feet when she made a break down the wing to score under the posts.Two more tries to Dulcie Bomai for PNG extended this lead to 19-0 at half time after Joanne Lagona added the extras.The PNG girls came out even stronger in the second half.  Amelia Kuk was next to grab a five pointer.But the New Caledonians put up some fight when Yengo Yolaine scooted down the wing only to be dragged down metres from the tryline.A few passes later, Waitreu Anne Marie bulldozed her way over to grab first points for the New Caledonians.PNG brought the game to a close in style when Lagona ran 70 metres to score the last try and then converted it.PNG will play Tonga at 4:02 pm this afternoon and then take on giants Fiji at 8:58pm tonight.last_img

Gallinari out of EuroBasket after breaking bone in hand

first_imgView comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return AP FILE PHOTODanilo Gallinari of the Los Angeles Clippers will miss the EuroBasket tournament after breaking a bone in his hand while playing for Italy.Video showed Gallinari throwing a punch and striking an opponent in the head Sunday as the Italians played an exhibition game against the Netherlands for the upcoming tournament.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube The Italian federation wrote on Twitter that Gallinari fractured the first metacarpal on his right hand and that the estimated recovery time was 40 days.That should have the forward back in time for his first training camp with the Clippers, who acquired him from Denver in a three-way trade that included Atlanta.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicanscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kyle Busch ends winless season with Cup victory at Pocono LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Environment Dept to watchdog extractive industries

first_imgThe Department of Environment will serve as a watchdog body over the extractive industries of Guyana.President David GrangerAmid concerns about the necessity of this decision, President David Granger justified the move to delink this department from the Natural Resources Ministry, explaining that it would be counterproductive to have the entity charged with reaping the best from the extractive sectors also be tasked with protecting the environment.He was at the time responding to questions from local journalists on the recent broadcast of the weekly telecast ‘The Public Interest’.“The Department of Environment is meant to optimise the work of several units. We want to create a clearer division between the extractive industries…so the Department of Environment will be a watchdog to ensure the extractive industries do not do damage to the environment,” Granger emphasised.The Parliamentary Opposition, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) had raised concerns about the establishment of this department. PPP/C Chief Whip Gail Teixeira had ridiculed the decision, noting that the government continues to demonstrate utter ineptitude in the management of the country.She had also contended that these constant shakeups in the public service will only undermine the sector.“They (public servants) like to know where they are, they like to know their supervisors, they like continuity, they don’t like that one morning you wake up and you are with this minister, the next morning you wake up and you’re with another minister and then suddenly you are moving back; you then find yourself making arrangements to move to another building and then suddenly you moving back to another building. This is a recipe for disaster in a public service,” she stated.Teixeira added that the situation could also arise where important files go missing as a result of the numerous moves.Furthermore, former Attorney General and Legal Affairs Minister Anil Nandlall pointed out that this move will result in financial chaos in the accounting system.“Because we had a national budget where the National Assembly approves line items situated under a particular ministry and now it is cut in half or quarter and transferred over…there are financial implications on how they will account for the money and without parliamentary scrutiny. That is why these abrupt changes are minimised because it leads to mismanagement,” he explained.At a post-Cabinet press conference on July 27, State Minister Joseph Harmon disclosed that the move to remove overview of the environment sector from the Ministry of Natural Resources was to lessen the responsibilities which lie on the shoulder of the subject Minister Raphael Trotman.He explained that in so doing, it will alleviate potential conflicts which often exist between the simultaneous management of the extractive industries and the environment.last_img read more

African club finals to change to one-match contests – Ahmad

first_imgThe first final of the Champions League, then called the African Cup of Champions Clubs, was staged as a single match in Ghana 54 years ago.But every subsequent final of the continent’s premier club competition has been played over two legs with the aggregate score determining the winners.However, the result of the latest final, between Esperance of Tunisia and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco, has not been decided nearly seven weeks after the second leg was played.Wydad refused to continue playing in Tunisia when their equaliser, which would have levelled the overall scores, could not be referred to VAR because the system had malfunctioned.CAF presented the trophy and medals to Esperance only to order a replay at a neutral venue, a decision which has led both clubs to appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).Ahmad did not give reasons for the change in his tweet, but the decision is a huge gamble as it could result in the club season showpieces being watched by tiny crowds.When the CAF Super Cup, an annual one-off match between the Champions League and second-tier Confederation Cup winners, was introduced in 1993, neutral venues were used.But the crowds were so low that the format was ditched after just three editions in favour of the Champions League trophy-holders enjoying home advantage.The ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt has confirmed a decades-old trend of football followers in the continent backing only home sides.Egypt drew capacity 75,000 crowds to the Cairo International Stadium while many attractive matches not involving them were watched by less than 10,000 spectators.Malagasy Ahmad also tweeted that the number of qualifiers for the biennial Africa Women’s Cup of Nations will increase from eight to 12 for the 2020 tournament.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad attends a press conference in Cairo a day before before the Africa Cup of Nations kicked off last month © AFP / MOHAMED EL-SHAHEDCAIRO, Egypt, Jul 17 – CAF club finals will be reduced from two legs to one match at a neutral venue from next season, African football boss Ahmad Ahmad announced Wednesday.“The Champions League and Confederation Cup finals will now be played as single matches,” the CAF president said on Twitter.last_img read more

AFC Wimbledon 1-0 Accrington Stanley: Beere scores injury time winner for Dons

first_img Tom Beere scored an injury time winner for the Dons Substitute Tom Beere grabbed a stoppage-time winner as AFC Wimbledon won a dramatic play-off first leg 1-0 against Accrington.Stanley, the team with the smallest budget in Sky Bet League Two, had stood firm for 90 minutes of a blood and thunder encounter at Kingsmeadow.But having been denied automatic promotion in the dying seconds of the final day of the season, they suffered more late heartbreak in south London.Beere swept home the winner with seconds remaining to hand his side a narrow lead going into Wednesday’s second leg at the Wham Stadium.The Dons had finished 10 points behind their visitors and kicked off as underdogs, 28 years to the the day since the old Wimbledon’s finest hour, the famous FA Cup final victory over mighty Liverpool.And the spirit of the Crazy Gang seems to be alive and kicking as the current incarnation attempt to secure promotion to League One for the first time. There was certainly a hint of old-style Wimbledon about their first chance in the sixth minute.Tom Elliott got his head to a long clearance and Lyle Taylor latched onto the flick-on, but the 21-goal striker dragged his shot across goal and wide.Elliott headed a Callum Kennedy free-kick narrowly wide, while left-back Kennedy’s angled drive was well struck but just off target.Accrington striker Billy Kee had a goal controversially ruled out at Kingsmeadow earlier this season after ref Trevor Kettle blew for half-time.It was Kee who had the first sight of goal for the visitors midway through the first half but he glanced a Josh Windass cross wide.Stanley were then awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area before half-time but Windass, the son of former Hull play-off hero Dean, lifted his shot narrowly over the crossbar.After the break the lively Windass attempted to wriggle clear of the Dons backline but his touch was too heavy and all he received for his efforts was a painful collision with Kelle Roos.Dons keeper Roos got down well to smother Kee’s overhead kick and then did even better to touch a snap shot from Stanley sub Tarique Fosu onto a post.With five minutes remaining Adebayo Akinfenwa crashed a shot onto the near post, as Stanley appeared to have weathered a late storm.But after another frenetic goalmouth scramble Beere, who has only just returned from a loan spell at Hampton & Richmond, emerged as an unlikely hero when he tucked the ball into the corner to hand the Dons the advantage. 1last_img read more


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first_imgSome ladies show steely determination during today’s race. Picture by Gary Foy.ANOTHER great turn-put for the RunDonegal Women’s 5k in Stranorlar this morning.Fionnuala Diver from Letterkenny AC took the honours. More pix later. Run Donegal Womens 5k ResultsPlace Number Name Time Category Club1 1885 Fionnuala Diver 00:17:51 SW Letterkenny A C 2 1905 Catriona Devine 00:18:28 SW Finn Valley A C3 498 Noleen Porter 00:19:09 MW Finn Valley A C4 486 Catherine Dooher 00:19:26 SW Finn Valley A C5 1844 Kay Byrne 00:19:37 MW Finn Valley A C6 1857 Mary Connoly 00:20:09 SW Finn Valley A C7 468 Gillian Marley 00:20:19 JW Milford A C8 1929 Cliodhna Dunne 00:20:46 SW Finn Valley A C 9 330 Martina Hegarty 00:20:54 SW Unattached10 1917 Karen Gallagher 00:21:12 JW Letterkenny A C11 388 Karen Duffner 00:21:18 SW Finn Valley A C12 1893 Sharon Black 00:21:28 SW Letterkenny A C 13 488 Catherine McKinley 00:21:36 SW Individual14 1829 Helen McLaughlin 00:21:46 SW Individual15 1962 Jane McGinley 00:21:49 SW Individual16 1900 Laura Lee Penrose 00:22:00 JW Finn Valley A C17 1971 Valerie McGuire 00:22:00 MW Finn Valley A C18 1854 Shannon Craig 00:22:03 JW Lifford A C19 345 Margaret Reid 00:22:04 MW Individual20 462 Emma McGee 00:22:12 SW Individual21 319 Annette Crumlish 00:22:15 SW Individual22 347 Frances Cairns 00:22:19 MW Castlefin Runners23 356 Ashlean McGeehan 00:22:20 SW Finn Valley A C24 1927 Ciara Finnegan 00:22:31 JW Letterkenny A C25 1926 Arlene Crossan 00:22:32 JW Letterkenny A C26 1859 Leanne Kelly 00:22:33 JW Finn Valley A C27 285 Maria McGonagle 00:22:39 SW Finn Valley A C28 447 Breda Byrne 00:22:39 SW Glenties CLCG29 492 Lynn Crawford 00:22:43 SW Individual30 1886 Maria Boyle 00:22:51 SW Finn Valley A C31 482 Belinda McArdle 00:22:53 SW Individual32 491 Laura Moore 00:23:00 SW Individual33 1933 Sean Swan O’Donnell 00:23:00 SM Individual34 496 Elaine Gillen 00:23:00 SW Individual35 1972 Emma Lawne 00:23:07 SW Individual36 449 Brona Heverin 00:23:11 SW Individual37 1873 Alsion McMonagle 00:23:13 SW Individual38 337 Sharon Hamilton 00:23:19 SW Finn Valley A C39 442 Imelda Gallagher 00:23:23 SW Individual40 246 Caroline McNulty 00:23:25 SW Individual41 343 Amy McNulty 00:23:30 JW Finn Valley A C42 256 Eliose Carlin 00:23:36 JW Finn Valley A C43 393 Goretti Marley 00:23:37 SW Finn Valley A C44 295 Margarey McGlynn 00:23:39 SW Glenties CLCG45 444 Eimear McDermott 00:23:47 SW Finn Valley A C46 258 Emear Kelly 00:23:48 JW Finn Valley A C47 254 Shauna Finn 00:23:48 JW Finn Valley A C48 298 Aisling Kelly 00:23:51 SW Individual49 278 Deborah Conroy 00:23:52 SW Lifford A C50 1846 Andrea McGavigan 00:23:53 SW Lifford A C51 296 Ann Marie Dalton 00:23:55 SW Individual52 487 Ann Robinson 00:23:56 SW Individual53 1920 Shannon McLaughlin 00:23:56 SW Individual54 378 Sharon Thompson 00:23:57 MW Finn Valley A C55 1852 Claire MacIntyre 00:24:00 SW Individual56 1876 Mary Bond 00:24:02 MW Finn Valley A C57 1877 Nancy McNamee 00:24:02 MW Finn Valley A C58 1835 Alsion Stoddart 00:24:04 SW Individual59 281 Majella McLaughlin 00:24:06 SW Finn Valley A C60 480 Junya McGrory 00:24:11 SW Individual61 479 Grainne Gallagher 00:24:11 SW Individual62 454 Henrietta Elves 00:24:11 SW Inishowen A C63 1834 Agnus Ryan 00:24:12 SW Milford A C64 497 Jenny Shields 00:24:13 SW Individual65 1871 Kathleen Dwohan 00:24:14 SW Individual66 467 Caroline Marley 00:24:15 SW Milford A C67 1930 Joanna Campbell 00:24:20 SW Finn Valley A C68 445 Danelle Boyce 00:24:22 SW Glenties CLCG69 264 Ruth McCrudden 00:24:25 MW Letterkenny A C70 240 Sinead McMenamin 00:24:32 SW Castlefin Runners71 1951 Martin Murphy 00:24:33 SM Finn Valley A C72 475 Frances Doherty 00:24:35 SW Individual73 1948 Bernie McMenamin 00:24:38 SW Finn Valley A C74 332 Stacey Blake 00:24:46 JW Individual75 269 Annmarie Roche 00:24:47 SW Individual76 459 Marie Brennan 00:24:47 SW Individual77 351 Diane Gallagher 00:24:48 SW Finn Valley A C78 1931 Emma Speight 00:24:48 JW Finn Valley A C79 1860 Lorraine Tourish 00:25:00 SW Individual80 310 Tina Smyth 00:25:00 SW Unattached81 375 Mary Martin 00:25:08 SW Finn Valley A C82 1870 Anthea Hegarty 00:25:12 SW Lifford A C83 244 Mary Rice 00:25:18 SW Killybegs A C84 485 Gaynor Hyndley 00:25:19 SW Finn Valley A C85 469 Catherine Carney 00:25:20 SW Individual86 1891 Gerardette McLaughlin 00:25:21 SW Individual87 398 Marcella McBride 00:25:31 SW Castlefin Runners88 477 Amy McGill 00:25:33 JW Individual89 366 Elaine Grant 00:25:34 SW Finn Valley A C90 1863 Brid McGinty 00:25:34 SW Individual91 1988 Jo McGlinchey 00:25:37 SW Individual92 1843 Colleen McDaid 00:25:37 SW Individual93 1842 Sandra Whoriskey 00:25:39 SW Individual94 261 Patricia O’Donnell 00:25:39 SW Individual95 1840 Sarah Wilis 00:25:55 SW Individual96 1925 Bernie Crossan 00:25:55 MW Individual97 1826 Jayne Thompson 00:26:04 SW Individual98 326 Carla Delaney 00:26:06 SW Individual99 291 Maureen Doherty 00:26:07 SW Individual100 461 Courtney O’Brien 00:26:09 SW Individual101 379 Charmain O’Brien 00:26:09 SW Finn Valley A C102 233 Irene McNulty 00:26:10 SW Castlefin Runners103 277 Marie Duffy 00:26:13 SW Individual104 1908 Catriona Mulhern 00:26:18 SW Individual105 1855 Kathleen Craig 00:26:20 JW Lifford A C106 279 Cora Harvey 00:26:21 SW Finn Valley A C107 1838 Laura Black 00:26:22 JW Individual108 458 Bernie Martin 00:26:23 SW Individual109 1824 Mary Harold 00:26:24 SW Finn Valley A C110 322 Shauna Kelly 00:26:25 SW Finn Valley A C111 293 Deirdre Friel 00:26:26 SW Individual112 1879 Martina Carr 00:26:27 MW Finn Valley A C113 1980 Labhaoise Maguire 00:26:30 SW Individual114 1978 Andrea McGowan 00:26:35 SW Finn Valley A C115 400 Lisa McGlynn 00:26:40 SW Castlefin Runners116 265 Rosaleen Greene 00:26:40 SW Individual117 346 Carmel McConnell 00:26:40 MW Castlefin Runners118 352 Siobhan Houston 00:26:42 SW Finn Valley A C119 370 Aisling Gallagher 00:26:43 SW Finn Valley A C120 289 Caroline McElwaine 00:26:48 SW Individual121 1970 Bernie McGuire 00:26:48 SW Finn Valley A C122 336 Sinead Collins 00:26:48 SW Finn Valley A C123 1979 Dympna McGinty 00:26:49 SW Finn Valley A C124 450 Bernie Molloy 00:26:50 SW Individual125 305 Rachel Robinson 00:26:55 SW Individual126 1977 Ciara Crosson 00:26:55 SW Individual127 1865 Saorla McGarrigle 00:26:56 JW Individual128 1882 Ronnie Sweeney 00:26:57 SM Inishowen A C129 1856 Patricia McLaughlin 00:26:59 SW Inishowen A C130 457 Lyndsy Melly 00:26:59 SW Individual131 353 Jennifer Pearson 00:27:00 SW Finn Valley A C132 362 Emma Bates 00:27:06 SW Finn Valley A C133 249 Lynn McGowan 00:27:11 SW Individual134 1934 Colleen O’Brien 00:27:16 SW Finn Valley A C135 250 Margaret Doherty 00:27:21 SW Individual136 312 Paula Jansen 00:27:21 SW Finn Valley A C137 1861 Teresa McLaughlin 00:27:21 SW Individual138 361 Emma McLauglin 00:27:22 SW Finn Valley A C139 357 Cliona Rushe 00:27:23 SW Finn Valley A C140 311 Lucy Costello 00:27:24 JW Individual141 290 Marie McAterr 00:27:33 SW Individual142 389 AnnMarie Lynch 00:27:35 SW Finn Valley A C143 363 Grainne Graham 00:27:35 SW Finn Valley A C144 1990 Leanne Duffy 00:27:37 SW Individual145 456 Regina McHugh 00:27:39 SW Individual146 372 AnnMarie Gibbons 00:27:41 SW Finn Valley A C147 283 Denise Espey 00:27:45 SW Individual148 1822 Margaret McCunnell 00:27:47 SW Finn Valley A C149 1909 Maureen Gallagher 00:27:49 SW Individual150 1828 Marcus Crawford 00:27:50 SM Individual151 333 Ann Marie Reynolds 00:27:50 SW Individual152 399 Lisa McGlinchey 00:27:53 SW Castlefin Runners153 232 Julie McNamee 00:27:54 SW Castlefin Runners154 1928 Shauna McGeehan 00:27:55 JW Letterkenny A C155 1887 Tina McHugh 00:28:03 SW Individual156 1904 Irene MCFadden 00:28:06 SW Letterkenny A C157 354 Hilary Pearson 00:28:06 SW Finn Valley A C158 385 Fiona Colreavy 00:28:07 SW Individual159 1848 Linda McBEth 00:28:15 SW Individual160 443 Edwina Sweeney 00:28:16 SW Individual161 273 Edel Gildea 00:28:16 SW Finn Valley A C162 1963 Jacqueline Friel 00:28:17 SW Individual163 1939 Martina McDaid 00:28:19 SW Individual164 377 Laura McGowan 00:28:19 SW Individual165 376 Lisa Ferguson 00:28:22 SW Individual166 1869 Avril Larkin 00:28:22 SW Individual167 355 Tina McGlynn 00:28:23 SW Finn Valley A C168 1827 Trevor Kilpatrick 00:28:24 SM Individual169 1936 Stephanie Cazytown 00:28:25 SW Finn Valley A C170 247 Rosemary Boggs 00:28:27 SW Lifford A C171 1853 Mary Lyons 00:28:28 SW Individual172 1907 Pauline O’Connor 00:28:31 SW Individual173 1906 Pauline Doherty 00:28:32 SW Inishowen A C174 373 Antoinette Coyle 00:28:36 SW Finn Valley A C175 1899 Roisin Kenny 00:28:39 SW Individual176 1989 Carolon Duffy 00:28:43 SW Individual177 313 Maria Boyle 00:28:47 SW Finn Valley A C178 331 Joleen McHugh 00:28:48 SW Individual179 1883 Orla Redmond 00:28:49 SW Individual180 287 Patricia Doucey 00:28:49 MW Finn Valley A C181 306 Louise Dowling 00:28:52 SW Letterkenny A C182 245 Karen Petersen 00:28:52 SW Individual183 1862 Patricia Devine 00:28:52 SW Individual184 334 Rosemary Monaghan 00:28:53 SW Individual185 1961 Denise McGahran 00:28:54 MW Individual186 358 Davina Russell 00:28:56 SW Finn Valley A C187 1849 Sophie Kelly 00:29:00 SW Individual188 380 Eithne Browne 00:29:01 SW Individual189 392 Ciara McBride 00:29:04 SW Finn Valley A C190 309 Denise Moss 00:29:06 SW Individual191 1875 Diane Gallagher 00:29:08 SW Individual192 446 Dympna Bonner 00:29:08 SW Individual193 451 Lynn Porter 00:29:18 SW Individual194 344 Madeline Redmond 00:29:26 SW Inishowen A C195 1825 Ann Marie McGonagle 00:29:27 SW Finn Valley A C196 1921 Eileen McLaughlin 00:29:27 SW Individual197 1845 Michelle Marley 00:29:30 SW Individual198 318 Michelle Conroy 00:29:31 SW Finn Valley A C199 1867 Claire Irwin 00:29:36 SW Individual200 288 Rita Conway 00:29:36 SW Individual201 391 Nicola Kee 00:29:37 SW Finn Valley A C202 1969 Caroline Britton 00:29:37 SW Individual203 472 Josie Gallagher 00:29:37 SW Individual204 484 Aisling McAterr 00:29:40 SW Individual205 1938 Jayine McLaughlin 00:29:41 SW Finn Valley A C206 1937 Jackie McNamee 00:29:42 SW Finn Valley A C207 1910 Nuala Allen 00:29:43 SW Individual208 365 Denise McElwaine 00:29:56 SW Finn Valley A C209 272 Frances Wilson 00:30:05 SW Finn Valley A C210 248 Karen Carlin 00:30:07 SW Lifford A C211 470 Loretta Devenney 00:30:09 SW Individual212 239 Loretta McNulty 00:30:11 SW Castlefin Runners213 1866 Emma Duffy 00:30:14 SW Individual214 237 Finola McBride 00:30:14 SW Castlefin Runners215 452 Marian McShane 00:30:14 SW Individual216 453 Brid McHugh 00:30:14 SW Individual217 236 Finnuala McBride 00:30:21 SW Castlefin Runners218 359 Selina Russell 00:30:22 SW Finn Valley A C219 325 Brenda Doherty 00:30:22 SW Milford A C220 1831 Elaine Robinson 00:30:29 SW Individual221 1830 Lucia Temple 00:30:37 SW Individual222 266 Riaghan Byrne 00:30:37 SW Individual223 1897 Sheena Stewart 00:30:43 SW Individual224 301 Donna McCrory 00:30:43 SW Individual225 268 Amanda Boyle 00:30:52 SW Individual226 1833 Bernie O’Donnell 00:31:10 SW Milford A C227 292 Karen Peoples 00:31:17 SW Finn Valley A C228 1975 Sophie Savva 00:31:17 JW Individual229 1976 Louise Duddy 00:31:22 SW Individual230 315 Karen McDevitt 00:31:23 SW Individual231 316 Fionnuala Pike 00:31:28 SW Individual232 1847 Linda Watson 00:31:29 SW Individual233 338 Helen Doherty 00:31:31 SW Finn Valley A C234 1894 Mary Duddy 00:31:38 SW Individual235 335 Maria Devlin 00:31:39 MW Individual236 1850 Martina McBrearty 00:31:43 MW Individual237 483 Julian McKelvey 00:31:46 SW Individual238 304 Susan Doherty 00:31:46 SW Finn Valley A C239 1960 Murna Weir 00:31:48 SW Individual240 1959 Elaine Craig 00:31:54 SW Individual241 364 Diane McGarrigle 00:31:54 SW Finn Valley A C242 371 Amy Gilbbons 00:31:54 SW Finn Valley A C243 241 Donna Curran 00:31:54 SW Castlefin Runners244 317 Debbie Campbell 00:32:00 SW Finn Valley A C245 1864 Deirdre McGarrigle 00:32:02 SW Individual246 476 Joanne McGinley 00:32:06 SW Individual247 327 Sharon Hunter 00:32:15 SW Individual248 1915 Doloros McMonagle 00:32:26 SW Individual249 1896 Lillian Lee 00:32:39 SW Individual250 455 Patricia McGrenra 00:32:43 SW Individual251 1914 Kathleen O’Donnell 00:32:50 SW Individual252 323 Grainne Rice 00:32:53 SW Lifford A C253 324 Jennifer Gallagher 00:32:56 SW Lifford A C254 381 Yvonne Gallagher 00:32:56 SW Individual255 276 Mary Byrne 00:33:12 SW Finn Valley A C256 308 Michelle McDaid 00:33:12 Walker Individual257 1966 Karen Kelly 00:33:26 JW Finn Valley A C258 1858 Kathleen Kelly 00:33:44 SW Finn Valley A C259 1901 Mary Penrose 00:33:44 SW Finn Valley A C260 280 Betty Gallen 00:33:47 MW Finn Valley A C261 307 Leanne Lynch 00:33:48 Walker Individual262 460 Caroline Catterson 00:33:55 SW Individual263 1965 Mary Furey 00:33:55 MW Individual264 1881 Karen McNally 00:34:00 SW Individual265 263 Roisin O’Donnell 00:34:26 SW Unattached266 262 Ursula Lynch 00:34:27 SW Inishowen A C267 321 Lorraine McGinley 00:34:30 SW Individual268 1837 Orla McGuinness 00:34:31 SW City Of Derry269 314 Yvonne Boyle 00:34:40 JW Individual270 286 Mary Sheridan 00:34:59 SW Individual271 1836 Sinead Ewing 00:35:20 SW Individual272 1884 Mary Henderson 00:35:20 SW Individual273 270 Lynsey Harding 00:35:20 SW Individual274 271 Sinead McColgan 00:35:40 SW Individual275 1889 Claire Kelly 00:35:40 SW Individual276 1935 Shauna Carlan 00:36:15 MW Finn Valley A C277 1832 Kathleen Anderson 00:36:15 SW Individual278 1981 Fiona Temple 00:36:45 SW Individual279 493 Caoimhe Lagan 00:36:46 SW Individual280 494 Elaine Gallagher 00:37:17 SW Individual281 1874 Maria Ryan 00:37:20 SW Individual282 253 Niamh Gallagher 00:37:22 JW Finn Valley A C283 297 Rosaleen McGonagle 00:37:22 MW Finn Valley A C284 1983 Rosemary Parkinson 00:37:29 SW Individual285 1868 Teresa Crawford 00:38:10 SW Individual286 1823 Louise Cullen 00:38:29 SW Individual287 464 Edel Melaugh 00:38:51 SW Individual288 463 Louise Gordon 00:39:00 SW Individual289 284 Sharon McNulty 00:39:00 SW Individual290 1946 Edel Sweeney 00:39:50 SW Individual291 329 Aoife Kelly 00:40:10 JW Finn Valley A C292 466 Jordon Carson 00:40:12 SW Individual293 441 Dasibhad McDaid 00:40:13 SW Individual294 465 Tanya Carson 00:40:26 SW Individual295 440 Colm McDaid 00:40:26 SM Individual296 282 Isabel Boyle 00:40:26 SW Individual297 406 #N/A 00:40:26 #N/A #N/A298 489 Leona Martin 00:40:28 SW Individual299 1895 Fiona Farren 00:40:31 SW Individual300 490 John Curran 00:40:31 SM Individual301 252 Catherine Gallagher 00:40:31 JW Finn Valley A C302 251 AnneMarie McGeehan 00:40:31 SW Finn Valley A C303 1984 Siofra Maguire 00:41:40 JW Individual304 1941 Rita McDaid 00:41:44 SW Individual305 1945 Kathleen Sweeney 00:41:51 SW Individual306 1940 Fiona McDaid 00:43:43 SW Individual307 1923 Grainne Duggan 00:43:43 SW Individual308 1924 Blanaid McLaughlin 00:43:43 SW Individual309 1872 Orla McWalters 00:43:50 SW IndividualRESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE RUNDONEGAL WOMEN’S 5K? was last modified: April 14th, 2013 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 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first_imgErrigal in all its glory!Donegal County Council and Dunlewey Development Committee have appointed a consultant to assess the ongoing problems with the access path to Errigal Mountain.Mr Chris York from Walking the Talk is currently in the area undertaking surveys and consultations.He will be available  in the Dunlewey Community Centre, Dunlewey  on Saturday 25th July between 4 and 7pm if groups or individuals want to drop in to discuss their views on the access to Errigal Mountain. Alternatively you can email your submission errigal@walking-the-talk.co.uk by 5th August 2015.COUNCIL TO TACKLE PROBLEM WITH PATH UP TO ERRIGAL was last modified: July 22nd, 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:donegalDonegal County CouncilpathwayRegal Mountainlast_img read more

New drive to fight polio in Africa

first_imgMore than 85 million children under the age of five in West and Central Africa will receive polio vaccinations. (Image: www.academic.sun.ac.za)A massive campaign to eradicate a year-long polio epidemic in West and Central Africa kicked off on 6 March, according to global health bodies.The organisations, joining forces as the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), are hoping to immunise more than 85-million children under the age of five in 19 West and Central African countries. GPEI includes governments, the World Health Organisation (WHO), Rotary International, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and Unicef.The campaign kicked off in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone – countries that have experienced polio outbreaks in the last six months – as well as in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin, Central African Republic, Gambia, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau.Vaccinations in Niger, Togo and Cote d’Ivoire will be done at a later date due to impending elections in those states.The scope of the new campaign is significant because previous attempts in 2009 failed to reach enough children, and so the outbreak persisted.Over 400 000 volunteers and health workers from different organisations have been called on to administer two drops of the oral polio vaccine (OPV) to each child in the 19 countries on 6 March. The “dedicated army” will work for about 12 hours flat, going to every household on either foot, bicycle, car, boat or motorcycle.“With better coverage that leaves no child unvaccinated, these campaigns can succeed in making West and Central Africa polio-free,” Unicef regional director Dr Gianfranco Rotigliano said in a statement released on 4 March.“Hundreds of volunteers from our Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies will ensure that polio drops reach every last child,” said Anders Naucler, health coordinator for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in West and Central Africa. “That is our challenge and that will be the measure of our success.”Building immunityVaccinations will be repeated in the 19 countries on 24 April, but children in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Liberia, Mauritania, Senegal and Sierra Leone – where the recent outbreaks have occurred – will receive an additional dose on 26 March as part of a new Short Interval Additional Dose strategy “that has proven successful in rapidly building population immunity where needed”, according to Unicef.The new campaign is an aspect of an ongoing initiative to fight the epidemic that broke out in Nigeria in 2008. It then spread to its neighbouring countries, which were previously polio-free, and to Central Africa, said GPEI.After battling to contain the spread, health organisations, working with health ministries in the affected countries, introduced new approaches which include a scheme to monitor how many children have been reached, better training for vaccinators and appropriate use of experienced staff.Dr Luis Gomes Sambo, WHO regional director for Africa, said the campaign shows Africa’s determination to be free of polio. “From the top leadership to local district administrators in every country we are each accountable to the African child. [We have] to vaccinate every child and achieve high coverage.”Funding from RotaryRotary International, which boasts about 1.2-million volunteers worldwide, has donated US$30-million (R223-million) to fund the campaign.“We are proud to have provided the funding necessary for the March rounds and we call on others to play their part in making Africa polio-free by providing funding necessary for more high-coverage campaigns,” said Ambroise Tshimbalanga-Kasongo, who chairs the organisation’s Africa Regional PolioPlus Committee.last_img read more