Digicel Grand Prix helps smaller schools shine – Riley

first_imgKINGSTON:Head coach of Excelsior High School’s track and field programme, David Riley, says the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championships helps schools with smaller athletics programmes to shine.Pointing to his own team which finished third among the girls teams and in the top five among the boys’ teams in the 2016 Grand Prix series, Riley said higher-quality athletes were able to earn valuable points from fewer events, compared to the annual Boys and Girls’ Championships, in which larger teams win by harnessing more points.Excelsior athletes who performed well at Saturday’s Grand Prix final at G.C. Foster College were Shanice Love, who won the girls’ Under-20 discus with a record throw of 50.39 metres; Andre Garvey, who was third in the boys’ Under-20 discus; Joel Morgan, who won the boys’ Under-16 long jump; Jonathan Smith, who was third in the Under-20 long jump; and Kaliah Jones, who was second in the girls’ Under-17 high jump.”It’s a great opportunity for the schools to go out there and not use 10,000 people to win a championship. It works for teams like ours that have quality athletes, but can’t score 200 and 300 points to win Champs, but because we have six good athletes [we] can go there and compete against the six athletes that are good for the other schools.”It’s a great opportunity for schools that are small and have good-quality athletes and not have to pad their performance. It great for small teams and great for teams with quality,” he said.Edwin Allen girls and St Jago boys were named Grand Prix champion schools.Riley added that the more sponsors that track and field is able to attract, the better.”The Grand Prix is a positive thing for the sport. The sport is part of an entertainment package that we have not really been exploring a lot, and anything that makes it big is going to help the sport,” he said.last_img read more

Sports Briefs

first_imgRonaldo wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award MONACO (AP): Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after helping Portugal to win the European Championship and having another stellar campaign for Real Madrid. Ronaldo, a favourite for a fourth world player of the year award, beat club teammate Gareth Bale of Wales and Atletico Madrid’s France star Antoine Griezmann. The vote, by journalists from UEFA’s 55-member countries, was announced at the Champions League draw yesterday. Ronaldo also received the award in 2014. Lionel Messi (twice), Andres Iniesta and Franck Ribery previously won the award, which was first presented in 2011. UEFA created the prize after the original European Footballer of the Year honour, known as the Ballon d’Or, merged with FIFA’s world player award. Barcelona sign goalkeeper Cillessen BARCELONA, Spain (AP): Barcelona have signed Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen, clearing the way for Claudio Bravo to complete his move to Manchester City. Barcelona announced the transfers of both goalkeepers yesterday, signing Cillessen before finalising the sale of Bravo. The Spanish champions says Cillessen agreed to a five-year contract after securing his transfer from Dutch club Ajax for US$14.6 million plus a possible US$2.25 million in variables. Barcelona say they will receive US$20.3 million for Bravo, plus a possible US$2.25 million in variables, from City. The 33-year-old Bravo helped Barcelona win the Spanish league in his two seasons at the club. Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been Barcelona’s ‘keeper in the Champions League and Copa del Rey. It is expected he will now be their first-choice player in La Liga. Dilshan retiring from ODIs COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP): Sri Lanka allrounder Tillakaratne Dilshan will retire from one-day international cricket on Sunday, after the third match of the current series against Australia. Sri Lanka Cricket announced the decision yesterday. Cricket website espncricinfo.com says the 39-year-old Dilshan will retire from international cricket altogether after the second Twenty20 against Australia in Colombo on September 9. However, Sri Lanka Cricket’s chief executive officer Ashley de Silva said that Dilshan only informed them of retiring from one-day internationals. Dilshan, who has already retired from tests, made his ODI debut in 1999 against Zimbabwe. He went on to play 329 games, scoring 10,248 runs at an average of 39.26, with 22 centuries and 47 fifties. The off-spinner also has 106 ODI wickets. Dilshan has also played in 78 Twenty20 internationals, scoring 1,884 runs. Sri Lanka Cricket chief Thilanga Sumathipala said Sunday’s ODI in Dambulla will be dedicated to Dilshan.last_img read more

Nutrition, health and wellness centre launched

first_imgDr Moreen Bishop-Joseph during her presentationA section of the gathering at the eventThe dream of a family member, who has now departed, has become a reality in the community of Pearl, East Bank Demerara (EBD) as Saturday marked the official launching and dedication of the Dr Moreen Bishop-Joseph and Kenrick Clenford Bishop Centre for Nutrition and Diabetes Education, Health and Wellness.Being the first of its kind in the community, the centre was established with a goal to promote healthy lifestyles through innovative education programs, research and teaching initiatives, as well as collaborating with national and international institutions in order to produce measurable outcomes in reducing critical health issues in Guyana.One of the many challenges Guyanese face health wise mainly involves the non-communicable disease (NCD)— diabetes— which has since become a significant cause of morbidity and mortality globally, this is according to the centre’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr Moreen Bishop-Joseph.The overseas-based Doctor, in presenting an overview for the centre, explained that the initiative was undertaken after her late uncle, Kenrick Clenford Bishop, who made it his final request to her. Additionally, she noted the role of the centre is eliminating diabetes among other NCDs.“I am here to establish a centre for nutrition and diabetes education, and this centre is not just a centre where someone would be sitting in there to listen and to help people, it’s a centre that would provide education, community outreach, teaching and research. Diabetes is a very serious disease, once you contract diabetes, it affects your kidneys, your heart, your blood pressure and it’s a certificate for a short life”.Furthermore, an elated Bishop-Joseph has expressed willingness to collaborate with various academic institutions, Governmental agencies, and local communities as well health care organizations in keeping with the goal of the centre.“I envision this centre growing and collaborating with the various ministries like Ministry of Education to provide education for every pupil…I envision a Guyana where we are a flagship country in this hemisphere when it comes to nutrition and health.”Meanwhile, Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence, who delivered brief remarks used the opportunity to extend congratulations to the CEO and members of the newly launched centre, while further indicating her readiness to work hand-in-hand with the facility.“Many of the objectives which you have here goes in tandem with the vision-2020 of the Ministry of Public Health… I’m quite certain that in those collaborative efforts, the Ministry of Public Health-Food and Nutrition Department will be looking forward to working with you…because the data which you would have gathered will work very much for the Ministry of Public Health to help us to analyse the many issues we are facing,” she stated.On that note, the Minister cited that NCDs account for over 50 per cent of deaths in Guyana, and further underscored that a large sum of the country’s budget goes towards supplying medical drugs to treat these diseases.“It is well known that Guyana’s NCDs results in about 70 per cent of our deaths; so this is a big issue for us, a large amount of our budget is spent for drugs and medical supplies for addressing NCDs…and so this is going to become part of our 2020 vision that we’re working on…I do look forward to your partnership.” Minister Lawrence explained.In addition, the centre also seeks to embark on the path of hosting lectures, workshops, open forums, and healthy cooking classes among other activates in order to promote healthy lifestyles in the community and other areas.At the conclusion of the simple but significant ceremony, the Aurora Primary School was presented with a brand new laptop computer, as the first step in contributing to the home town of the CEO. Parties present at the ceremony were entertained by musical renditions and songs from both the Pearl Nursery School and the Supply Primary School.last_img read more

Forest Fire smoke drifting into Fort Nelson

first_imgThe Wildfire Management Branch has received several reports of smoke drifting into Fort Nelson in the past few hours. There are no new fires in the Fort Nelson area. Aircraft have flown the areas surrounding Fort Nelson and no new wildfires have been detected.The smoke the public is seeing is drifting in from fires in surrounding areas. No infrastructure or property in the Fort Nelson area is currently at risk from these fires. There are currently two modified response fires burning to the west and northwest of Fort Nelson. The Dunedin River Fire is 100 kilometres west of Fort Nelson and is currently estimated at 5000 hectares and the Kechika River Fire is 300 kilometres northwest of Fort Nelson and is estimated at 2400 hectares. Both fires are currently exhibiting active fire behaviour which is resulting in high levels of smoke.The Theelandoa Creek Fire is 100 kilometres northeast of Fort Nelson and is currently 950 hectares in size. There are currently 111 firefighters and an Incident Management Team working on this fire.- Advertisement -Smoke has the ability to disperse hundreds of kilometres from its original source. A smoke forecast for your area can be obtained here: http://www.bcairquality.ca/bluesky/west/index.htmlUp-to-date information on burning restrictions and current wildfire activity can be obtained online at www.bcwildfire.ca or by calling 1 888 3-FOREST. To report smoke, flames or an unattended open fire, call *5555 on a cellphone or 1 800 663-5555 toll-free.last_img read more

State’s environmental fate rests in governor’s hands

first_img“He has great command of the subjects in a speech-making kind of way. Environmentalists see him, unlike with (former Gov.) Pete Wilson, as `there’s always a chance with Arnold that you might get a bill signed.’ He is a centrist.” Last year, Scwharzenegger won worldwide attention for signing AB32, a law requiring California to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020. An end run around the Bush administration, that measure was opposed by the state’s oil industry, utilities and other business groups. Yet he also disappointed environmentalists by vetoing a bill that would have set a $30 fee on shipping containers coming into Los Angeles and Long Beach to fund programs to clean up diesel smog. The trucks and ships in the ports make them the largest stationary source of diesel pollution in California, linked to severe respiratory problems in thousands of people. This year, there are roughly 15 bills on environmental issues that have reached the governor’s desk. “We hope that the governor is going to want to reinforce his environmental reputation by signing some of these key bills,” said Bill Magavern, a lobbyist for the Sierra Club. The bills include: AB 1108, by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, D-San Francisco, which would ban chemicals called phthalates in toys and child care products designed for children under 3 years old. The chemicals, which are used to soften plastic, have been linked in some studies to early onset of puberty, testicular cancer and liver problems. Opponents of the bill, including the American Chemistry Council, say that without phthalates, toys would become brittle and could pose a choking hazard. They also argue the studies showing health risks were done by giving rats massive doses – far more than children would receive through pacifiers, baby bottles and other products. AB 821, by Assemblyman Pedro Nava, D-Santa Barbara, which would ban lead bullets for hunters in the range of the California condor, which extends roughly from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. Recent studies by toxicologists at UC Santa Cruz have shown that condors, a highly endangered species, have suffered lead poisoning after eating bullet fragments left in deer and wild pigs killed by hunters. Many hunting groups oppose the bill, saying that copper bullets cost more and don’t fly as true. AB 1470, by Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, which would create a $250 million annual subsidy for solar hot water heaters with the goal of installing 200,000 by 2017. The money would come from a surcharge on monthly utility bills that would be set by the California Public Utilities Commission. The bill is modeled after Schwarzenegger’s “Million Solar Roofs” program, and is designed to cut natural gas use by encouraging people to install solar devices that heat the water for their homes. One area of controversy is green buildings. There are three bills that would require green building standards. They are: AB 888, by Assemblyman Ted Lieu, D-El Segundo, which would require that starting in 2013, new commercial buildings over 50,000 square feet would have to meet the “gold” standard of the United States Green Building Council. The rule would affect everything from office buildings to supermarkets. AB 1058, by Assemblyman John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, which would require the state Building Standards Commission to set green building standards for new homes by 2010. AB 35, by Assemblyman Ira Ruskin, D-Los Altos, which would require the state EPA to set sustainable building standards by 2009 for the construction and renovation of state buildings so that they meet the `silver’ standard of the US Green Building Council. Supporters include most of the major environmental groups in Californis who argue that better insulation, more efficient lighting and other measures reduces energy use. Opponents include the California Chamber of Commerce and the other business groups. “We’re very supportive of green building,” said Bob Raymer of the California Building Industry Association. “The problem here is that all three of these bills reference national guidelines, and each of them are put together by private sector groups. They don’t go through any public scrutiny or comment process.” Raymer said that California is unique – with lots of earthquakes, landslides and fires – and should design its own standards. This year, many of the top environmental measures stalled or died in the Legislature, particularly in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. They include measures to require 33 percent of California’s electricity to come from renewable sources, the $30 fee on shipping containers to reduce ports smog, and AB493, by Ruskin, which have would set fees of up to $2,500 on the sale of new vehicles that guzzle gas and emit high levels of carbon dioxide. The money would have funded rebates of up to $2,500 for people who purchase low-emission, fuel-efficient cars. The bill was defeated in the Legislature after intense lobbying from car dealers. “Last year was clearly a better year,” said Magavern of the Sierra Club. “It helps us when it’s an election year.” progers@mercurynews.com (408) 920-5045 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Environmentalists and industry officials alike are holding their breath, waiting for Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to act on a stack of environmental bills in the next few days that would do everything from require green building standards on new homes and commercial buildings to banning a controversial type of chemicals in children’s toys. Schwarzenegger has until Sunday to sign or veto all the bills that the state Legislature sent him this year. And as in years past, Schwarzenegger is keeping both supporters and opponents of many of the top environmental issues guessing right until the end. His actions are harder to predict than previous governors, they say. “Arnold is a celebrity. He loves some of these environmental issues,” said John White, executive director of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, an environmental group in Sacramento. last_img

Barcelona and Spain legend still tops transfer target list for New York City

first_img1 Xavi in action for Barcelona Barcelona legend Xavi is still a top transfer target for New York City.The newly formed side, who are owned by Manchester City owner Sheikh Mansour, are set to join the MLS this March.And in anticipation of their debut season, the club are determined to attract big names to increase their growing fan base .Former Barcelona striker David Villa has already joined, while Frank Lampard is set to make the switch to New York in July.And now the MLS side’s sporting director Claudio Reyna has revealed the club are still chasing Barcelona legend Xavi – who they tried to sign last summer.“We have not closed the door on Xavi,” Reyna told TV3.“We will try to convince him to accept our offer as we are already looking to buy new players for next season.”last_img read more

THE DRY ARCH COMPLEX GRAND OPENING – PICTURE SPECIAL!

first_imgHundreds of people called to the Dry Arch Complex in Bonagee yesterday for its official grand opening.Sam Maguire was there with some of the Donegal team as guests of honour and all were treated to a buffet and music throughout the day. Owners Ciaran and Brian Brogan looked very proud men as they embarked on the latest challenge in their business careers.The brothers were surrounded by family and friends and their new employees as they looked forward to many years ahead at the famous service station.With many thanks to Joe Langan for the pictures. THE DRY ARCH COMPLEX GRAND OPENING – PICTURE SPECIAL! was last modified: October 21st, 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:Brian BroganCiaran BroganDonegal playersDry Arch Complexgrand openingSam Maguireservice stationlast_img read more

LETTERKENNY AC’S TURKEY TROT RESULTS

first_imgLetterkenny Athletic ClubTurkey Trot 2013Place Race No. First name Surname Pre. Time Act.Time Time Diff. 1 26 Colin Watson 16:07 15:43 00:242 65 Peter Gibbons 15:55 15:56 00:013 39 Ivan Toner 16:15 16:02 00:134 101 Oisin Gallen 14:44 16:15 01:31 5 63 Kieran Crawford 16:30 16:37 00:076 176 Teresa McGloin 17:00 16:39 00:217 47 Natasha Adams 17:05 16:47 00:188 68 Kevin Ferry 16:32 16:51 00:199 155 Brian Crossan 17:04 17:08 00:04 10 146 Gavan Crawford 17:07 17:09 00:0211 86 Paul Kelly 17:20 17:10 00:1012 149 Kevin McGee 17:45 17:11 00:3413 206 Pauric Breslin 17:20 17:13 00:07 14 21 Humphrey Murphy 17:28 17:20 00:0815 79 Marcus McClintock 17:10 17:24 00:1416 164 Ciaran McBride 16:59 17:26 00:2717 121 Seamus O’Donnell 17:40 17:27 00:1318 58 Gerry McMonagle 17:58 17:29 00:2919 19 Zachary McGowan 17:10 17:33 00:2320 45 Jack McBride 17:59 17:34 00:2521 133 Enda McBride 17:59 17:34 00:2522 103 Mark McPaul 17:30 17:38 00:0823 44 Niall Barry 18:00 17:39 00:2124 157 Darren Willis 18:01 17:43 00:1825 135 John Daly 17:30 17:45 00:1526 46 Kevin Harkin 17:47 17:46 00:0127 60 Gerard Bogle 17:10 17:47 00:3728 183 Michael Black 19:00 17:49 01:1129 120 Fionnuala Diver 18:12 17:50 00:2230 170 Paul Murray 17:53 17:52 00:0131 17 Mark Connelly 17:58 17:56 00:0232 172 PJ Boyce 18:30 17:59 00:3133 123 Joe English 18:13 18:00 00:1334 42 John Conlon 18:24 18:01 00:2335 102 Hugh Coll 18:00 18:03 00:0336 62 Catriona Devine 18:25 18:05 00:2037 142 Patrick Penrose 17:45 18:08 00:2338 14 Tom Thompson 18:30 18:12 00:1839 112 Johnny O’Doherty 18:55 18:14 00:4140 59 Ben George 18:59 18:36 00:2341 75 Paddy Ward 18:59 18:39 00:2042 210 Mark Daly 18:20 18:45 00:2543 51 Liam Murray 18:20 18:49 00:2944 232 Martin McGinley 19:00 18:51 00:0945 163 Brian McCrea 19:47 18:51 00:5646 15 Derek Callaghan 19:10 18:53 00:1747 148 Raymond Doherty 19:23 18:53 00:3048 32 Sean Boyce 19:30 18:54 00:3649 169 Daniel Duggan 18:59 18:55 00:0450 126 Paul McMonagle 18:55 18:56 00:0151 55 Des Goyvaerts 19:30 18:56 00:3452 49 Mark Cassidy 18:50 18:57 00:0753 53 Kay Byrne 19:20 18:57 00:2354 167 Stewart Magee 19:00 18:58 00:0255 16 Gabriel O’Leary 19:30 19:02 00:2856 22 Collie O’Donnell 19:23 19:12 00:1157 117 Kathleen McNulty 19:30 19:14 00:1658 78 Jamie Gallagher 19:15 19:20 00:0559 7 Eugene McGettigan 18:58 19:23 00:2560 159 Seamus Nallen 19:40 19:25 00:1561 97 Paul Cosgrove 19:48 19:26 00:2262 33 Niall Gildea 19:40 19:27 00:1363 61 Peter Kardos 20:14 19:36 00:3864 4 Mark Canning 19:40 19:38 00:0265 24 Colm McTaggart 19:16 19:46 00:3066 174 Gillian Marley 20:40 19:46 00:5467 95 Peter McMenamin 21:25 19:49 01:3668 175 Barry Mackey 19:59 19:52 00:0769 91 Donal Haughey 20:20 19:53 00:2770 80 Antony Doherty 20:30 19:54 00:3671 40 Kevin Toner 20:15 19:55 00:2072 124 Nikita Burke 21:00 19:55 01:0573 27 Paul Russel 21:30 20:04 01:2674 201 Seamus Morrison 19:57 20:07 00:1075 151 Martin Anderson 20:30 20:12 00:1876 8 Jarlath Duffy 21:12 20:13 00:5977 122 Kieran Coyle 19:36 20:14 00:3878 30 Paul Roulston 21:00 20:15 00:4579 6 PJ Friel 19:58 20:18 00:2080 1 Paul Lee 20:13 20:26 00:1381 233 Adrian Callaghan 20:00 20:29 00:2982 81 Adrian McHugh 19:50 20:30 00:4083 147 Donal McBride 20:15 20:34 00:1984 177 Eimear Gallen 21:58 20:35 01:2385 52 Anthony Murray 20:45 20:37 00:0886 131 Cathal Morrison 19:52 20:43 00:5187 66 Michael McMenamin 22:00 20:43 01:1788 104 Darren Price 19:35 20:55 01:2089 48 Ciaran McHugh 20:56 20:59 00:0390 37 Noreen Bonner 20:55 20:59 00:0491 141 Aoife Marley 20:23 21:00 00:3792 207 Danny Cullen 22:30 21:00 01:3093 88 Garvan Boyce 21:20 21:01 00:1994 173 Liam Marley 21:30 21:02 00:2895 99 Emma McGee 20:58 21:03 00:0596 237 Alison Higgins 24:25 21:04 03:2197 238 Joe Higgins 24:30 21:05 03:2598 31 Gerard O’Donnell 21:00 21:06 00:0699 156 Marie Timoney 21:00 21:08 00:08100 145 Louis Bradley 21:30 21:11 00:19101 111 Ciaran Doherty 21:58 21:16 00:42102 74 Dara Dunne 22:30 21:20 01:10103 92 Paul Rodgers 20:00 21:23 01:23104 116 Jimmy McBride 21:35 21:24 00:11105 57 Joseph Casey 22:00 21:25 00:35106 56 Deirdre Diver 21:54 21:27 00:27107 72 Michael Madden 20:00 21:29 01:29108 41 Jane McGinley 21:40 21:30 00:10109 3 Noel Lynch 21:30 21:31 00:01110 127 James Ferry 21:58 21:32 00:26111 182 Patrick Brennan 20:52 21:34 00:42112 18 Ollie Harvey 21:00 21:39 00:39113 132 Sean O’Donnell 22:50 21:50 01:00114 119 Liam McMullan 22:00 21:53 00:07115 12 Kevin Doherty 22:50 22:00 00:50116 76 Ashlean McGeehan 22:43 22:05 00:38117 64 Sabrina Mackey 22:40 22:08 00:32118 85 Lauren McElwaine 25:00 22:10 02:50119 84 Colette McElwaine 25:00 22:11 02:49120 108 Martin Jordan 22:00 22:13 00:13121 5 Margaret Shields 22:49 22:15 00:34122 29 Lester Dobson 22:50 22:15 00:35123 114 Rory O’Donnell 21:00 22:25 01:25124 77 Chris Ashmore 22:09 22:26 00:17125 82 James Doherty 22:32 22:27 00:05126 115 Eoin O’Donnell 22:25 22:28 00:03127 171 Cormac Nolan 21:30 22:29 00:59128 71 Paul Sweeney 23:40 22:30 01:10129 94 Rory Kennedy 23:00 22:31 00:29130 10 Harriet Smyth 24:50 22:32 02:18131 231 Alister Hetherington 22:10 22:33 00:23132 211 Aidan Dorrian 22:05 22:36 00:31133 98 Mark Gildea 23:05 22:41 00:24134 168 Eugene McGinley 23:30 22:42 00:48135 2 Eoin Fogarty 23:40 22:44 00:56136 153 Jackie Harvey 23:48 22:44 01:04137 67 Danny McBride 22:59 22:45 00:14138 36 Marian Kerr 23:05 22:46 00:19139 38 Maria Boyle 22:50 22:51 00:01140 202 Darragh Morrison 23:48 22:55 00:53141 110 Vera Haughey 23:27 23:02 00:25142 35 Owen McKinney 23:00 23:10 00:10143 73 Michael Devlin 23:00 23:10 00:10144 154 John McKelvey 22:10 23:14 01:04145 54 James Browne 23:13 23:15 00:02146 87 Oisin Doherty 21:30 23:15 01:45147 23 Pat McKenna 23:50 23:25 00:25148 152 Pauline Sweeney 23:12 23:35 00:23149 125 Eimear McClafferty 22:00 23:44 01:44150 203 Gloria Donaghey 23:42 23:56 00:14151 28 Kevin McAuley 26:00 24:14 01:46152 161 Lauralee Penrose 22:20 24:30 02:10153 185 Mark Trayas 25:00 24:31 00:29154 34 Lisa Doherty 26:00 24:33 01:27155 70 Wendy Goudie 25:20 24:37 00:43156 93 Gerard McConnell 25:00 24:50 00:10157 236 Joey O’Leary 25:45 25:01 00:44158 181 CJ McGinley 25:00 25:06 00:06159 165 Stacey Hegarty 25:30 25:17 00:13160 205 Bary Irwin 25:00 25:18 00:18161 118 Daniel McMullan 25:56 25:22 00:34162 235 George Russell 25:28 25:28 00:00163 209 Ruth McCrudden 25:29 25:28 00:01164 160 Jonathan Wilson 25:20 25:38 00:18165 100 Eileen Morning 25:30 25:49 00:19166 208 Cora Harvey 26:40 26:03 00:37167 90 Mary Martin 26:58 26:03 00:55168 69 Nicola Neely 27:30 26:04 01:26169 20 Fiona Nolan 25:00 26:05 01:05170 137 Nicola Roche 28:23 26:06 02:17171 50 Helen Cassidy 28:30 26:08 02:22172 166 Mary McLaughlin 26:20 26:11 00:09173 128 Valerie Coyle 26:30 26:13 00:17174 178 Elaine Parke 27:30 26:14 01:16175 109 Maureen Doherty 26:26 26:24 00:02176 138 Grainne Roche 28:23 26:35 01:48177 106 Martin Langan 30:00 26:47 03:13178 234 Conor Crossan 25:46 26:51 01:05179 129 John Doherty 27:15 27:09 00:06180 130 Irene McCusker 27:15 27:09 00:06181 140 Eileen Duggan 28:28 27:10 01:18182 158 Antoinette Coyle 18:40 28:04 09:24183 9 Pamela McGranaghan 29:56 28:15 01:41184 43 Carmel Doherty 27:30 28:22 00:52185 107 Eamon Langan 30:00 28:23 01:37186 83 Ann Doherty 27:56 28:27 00:31187 134 Tanya Carson 28:00 28:40 00:40188 150 Sheral Hetherington 28:44 29:31 00:47189 13 Alison Gibson 31:00 29:46 01:14190 139 Maureen Gallagher 29:30 29:52 00:22191 136 AnnMarie Daly 29:40 30:18 00:38192 113 Bernie O’Donnell 30:00 30:35 00:35193 11 Georgina McCrudden 31:00 31:21 00:21194 180 Lauren Gallagher 32:31 31:30 01:01195 179 Noel Gallagher 32:31 31:32 00:59196 96 AnnMarie Shiels 30:00 31:48 01:48197 162 Mary Penrose 31:07 32:23 01:16198 89 Marian Cullen 39:39 33:03 06:36199 143 Eileen Doherty 40:00 34:31 05:29200 144 John Doherty 40:00 34:31 05:29201 204 Eithne Wallace 35:10 34:32 00:38202 184 Cecelia Sheridan 35:40 34:32 01:08203 105 Roise McClafferty 39:00 35:15 03:45LETTERKENNY AC’S TURKEY TROT RESULTS was last modified: December 1st, 2013 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 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JOIN DONEGAL’S BIG COAST CLEAN-UP!

first_imgClean Coasts’ Big Beach Clean is happening this weekend and Donegal is taking part.Easkey Britton is our Clean Coast Ambassador.Clean Coasts is teaming up with the International Ocean Conservancy again for the International Coastal Cleanup event.Last year 645,015 volunteers in 92 countries removed 5,580 tonnes of marine litter from the world’s oceans. This year’s Big Beach Clean is the biggest yet with 100 cleanups taking place! Find a cleanup near you www.bigbeachclean.ie. This year, people from all over Co. Donegal are coming together to clean as many beaches as possible as part of the Big Beach Clean.Community groups as well as businesses from Derrybeg, Moville, Arranmore, Bundoran, Killybegs and Carrickfinn are taking part in clean ups across numerous locations.These are the times and the locations.Trá Glasagh/Cnoc Fola coastal path walkway 20/21/09/2014Pocket beaches at Glenburnie Carnagarve Moville Co. Donegal21/09/2014Leabgarrow beach, Arainn Mhoir,21/09/2014 Buncrana20/09/2014At and Around Carrickfinn beach area19/20/21-09/2014 Fintra Beach, Killybegs, Co. Donegal19/20/2014Carrickfinn Blue Flag Beach, Carrickfinn, Annagry, Co. Donegal20/09/2014Main Beach Bundoran20/09/2014Buncrana Shore Front19/09/2014During the Big Beach Clean, Clean Coasts volunteers are asked to carry out marine litter surveys to quantify the amount and types of marine litter on Irish beaches. These surveys are aimed at heightening awareness about the issue of marine litter and serve as an indicator of the magnitude of the problem.Speaking about the Big Beach Clean, Annabel FitzGerald, Clean Coasts National Manager said, “Marine litter is a global concern, affecting all the oceans of the world. Every year, millions of tonnes of litter end up in our seas and oceans, posing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic challenges. Ireland boasts spectacular sandy beaches and rocky shores and we all have a responsibility in caring for it. Every single piece of litter removed during the Big Beach Clean is one less piece of litter that will pollute our beautiful beaches or harm wildlife.”Donegal’s own Clean Coasts Ambassador, Easkey Britton spoke about her support of the Big Beach Clean.“The ocean is important – our personal health and wellbeing is so interconnected with the health of our coasts and ocean but it’s in trouble. Marine litter is a big issue but each one of us has the power to do something about it and make a real impact for our health and the ocean’s. Take action now and register for the Big Beach Clean!”Join the movement for litter free seas and register a cleanup for the Big Beach Clean weekend www.bigbeachclean.ie. Clean Coasts is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is funded by the Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government, Fáilte Ireland and Coca-Cola.JOIN DONEGAL’S BIG COAST CLEAN-UP! was last modified: September 17th, 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:beachesBig Coast Clan-updonegallast_img read more

Huskies hope to return favor with Aztecs

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Mort is joined by running back Marquies Winbush and receiver Fred Glaster. Also back is tight end Brian Slover. As good as the offense is, defense is what South Hills will hang its hat on this season. Defensive end Tobi Umodu and Slover combine to form an excellent line. The back seven is led by Glaster and newcomer Nic Curry. Esperanza, like South Hills, went on to have a very productive season following last year’s game. The Aztecs reached the semifinals of last year’s CIF-Southern Section Division I playoffs before losing to eventual champion Long Beach Poly. The Aztecs lost some key players, but there is enough returning talent to be optimistic about another fine season. South Hills enters this season full of enthusiasm over a talented and veteran roster that features many of the area’s top players. The Huskies are led offensively by senior quarterback Kevin Mort, who passed for 1,942 yards and 16 touchdowns last season. Bottom line: Win or lose, South Hills should be commended for its ambition. Esperanza is not only a rising Division I team, it’s also one of the top-ranked teams in Orange County. The Huskies showed last year that they can compete with the Aztecs. But the question entering this year’s game is, ‘Can they win?’ It’s going to take a maximum effort and maybe even some luck, but what a great statement a South Hills win would be for the San Gabriel Valley. The pick: South Hills. — Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at aram.tolegian@sgvn.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img COVINA — The South Hills High School football team left Orange County with a bad taste in its mouth after last year’s opening-night loss to Esperanza. The Huskies felt the 21-7 final score wasn’t indicative of the true gap between the teams. They’ll get their shot at redemption at 7 tonight against the Aztecs in an outstanding zero week game at Covina District Field. last_img read more