Fitter and more focused for 2016 – Harwood

first_imgAfter the disappointment of missing out on a place in the Sunshine Girls’ netball squad to the 2015 World Cup in Australia, popular goal shooter Thristina Harwood is determined to get back to her best and retake her place as one of the most reliable shooters in the national team. The UWI student admitted that school commitments hampered her ability to train consistently with the team last year, which led the coaching staff leaving her out of the final World Cup squad. But although she thought the decision was a just one, she admitted it was disappointing. However, the 21-year-old who had an outstanding collegiate season with UWI and appears to be rediscovering her best form revealed that she has been putting in a lot of extra work on her own outside of her regular training time in order to shed some of the weight she has gained, maintain her fitness and help her return to the top of her game. “I think it was an okay decision (being left out of World Cup squad) because I had extra classes and I was really missing a lot of training, and you know school comes first,” she recollected. “So, days when they had fitness sessions, I could not make it because I had classes, even night classes. So I totally understand when they said I was not fit, and it is true. I wasn’t fit enough to go (World Cup). As far as shooting and movement are concerned I have that, but fitness plays a major part in games, so I totally understood that,” she told Saturday Sports. Going to school and representing the national team is very challenging as Harwood has found out, but she has made a commitment to get back to her best and has started putting in the groundwork so that when the next Sunshine Girl assignment comes around, she will be in the kind of shape she needs to be in, in order to stake her claim for a place in the team. UWI’s success this season was largely down to the 2013 Fast5 MVP, whose long-range shooting and movement in and around the circle, was unmatched and she intends to build on her progress. “I am very serious for this year because I want to get back to the old Thristina. I have shed a little weight because I gained a few pounds … . I will have classes and I will miss a day or two (of national training), but I am also going to play basketball, so that will help to keep my fitness level up. You can definitely look out for a new Thristina Harwood, new physical appearance, much fitter, and playing excellent netball,” she stated.last_img read more

Hardware looks forward to friendlies

first_imgBoys’ Town FC midfielder Jamiel Hardware is looking forward to a first appearance with the Jamaica National senior men’s team when it faces the United States of America (USA) and Honduras next month in two friendly international games. Hardware is currently a member of a 23-man local squad in training for theses games, in preparation for the Caribbean Cup and then Gold Cup tournaments this summer. After coming back from a two-year deal with St Louis FC in the United Soccer League (USL), the 24-year-old Hardware was named in the Reggae Boyz training set-up by the Jamaica Football Federation last week. INT’L CLEARANCE Following an international clearance, the player represented his home town club, Boys’ Town, in the last two Red Stripe Premier League games. “I was surprised that the call came so early, as I had played only one game for Boys’ Town at the time. However, I’m definitely happy,” Hardware told The Gleaner yesterday ahead of this week’s training camp, which starts today. “This is the second time I am in the senior team, as I was also called up while attending Bridgeport High, some years ago,” he informed. “It was a good week in training. We have a nice group of local players and was given encouragement by the coach (Theodore Whitmore) and the technical staff. I know that overseas players will be coming in for the two upcoming games, but we have to just work hard in order to be there,” he also added. Meanwhile, Boys’ Town is currently struggling in the local national league, in last position on 12 points, following only three wins, three drawn encounters and 13 losses, in 19 games this season. However, Hardware is confident that despite the situation, the team will dig deep and at least remain in the RSPL next season. “It is a difficult situation for us (Boys’ Town), but I’m looking forward to the team winning games and climbing up the table. I’m highly confident that we have the players to move up,” Hardware said. Hardware first represented Boys’ Town in 2010, then went overseas and played for Jefferson Vikings, Ventura County Fusion, Motala AIF (in Sweden), Harrisburg City Islanders and St Louis FC.last_img read more

One-handed prospect posts 20-rep bench press

first_imgGALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Not after becoming the talk of this combine.“It was amazing, hearing the crowd and having the juices flowing, I mean I felt it,” Griffin said. “I didn’t know I had it in me.”Griffin said he’s mind-set is he always has to do more than those around him to impress coaches.“I always hold myself to a higher standard than a lot of people just because if we’re running drills, if I drop a ball, they’re going to like, ‘Well, he dropped the ball because he has one hand.’ If anybody else drops a ball, they’re going to be like, ‘Well, maybe it was a bad ball.’”As a freshman, he couldn’t even lift the 45-pound bar, but then he was fitted with the pros ethic and his mom cried when he did his first pull-up.“It’s amazing to see how far I’ve come from not being able to bench the bar to throwing up 20 reps of 225 and being able to compete with the best here,” said Griffin, the 2017 American Athletic Conference defensive player of the year.Griffin, who played D-line, linebacker and safety at the Senior Bowl, said he’s going to try to join the defensive back drills Saturday after running his 40-yard dash and working with the linebackers at Lucas Oil Stadium.“I feel like I could just start curling 225 right now and I’m pretty sure come tomorrow, it’s going to be adrenalin just going crazy. I’m excited about tomorrow. If I feel this good doing the bench press, I can’t wait to see how I am tomorrow.” Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano LATEST STORIES “I said, this thing feels like 135. Let’s go!” Griffin recounted. “And I just started cranking them out.”Four, five, six.That was easy.Seven, eight, nine.The crowd was hollering by now.Ten, 11 — this was his personal best.Twelve.A new high.Thirteen … 14 … 15 … 16.The crowd was roaring is disbelief. Even Shaquem Griffin, the one-handed do-it-all defender from Central Florida and a late invitee to the combine, didn’t expect to do what he did Saturday with his prosthetic left hand .His personal max was 11, but he had a much more modest benchmark here.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“My goal was six ,” Griffin acknowledged afterward.Griffin clipped his prosthetic hand onto the bar, then leaned back.center_img Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano View comments This wasn’t his brother spotting him — the one who he was sure used to surreptitiously help him — but this new spotter was hyping him up and the crowd joined in, and his fellow linebacker prospects.“Everybody in the stand was hyping me up. I got the guys I’m here with hyping me up. It felt amazing,” Griffin said. “I was ready to go. I was ready to attack it.”His chest heaved.And the counting began.One, two, three.ADVERTISEMENT Coleman wins 60m in world indoors record time Seventeen.Can this really be happening?Eighteen!That’s one more than his twin brother, Shaquille, managed at last year’s combine before the Seattle Seahawks selected him in the third round of the NFL draft.Nineteen!One more …. 20!“I got chill bumps watching him do 20 reps,” said NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock. “I literally choked up a little bit watching him do that and I can’t wait to watch him tomorrow.”Griffin was 4 years old when doctors amputated his left hand a day after his mother found him in the kitchen attempting to cut off his jelly-like fingers, which were in scoring pain whenever he touched anything, the result of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital birth defect.Despite having just one hand, he kept up with his twin brother on and off the field.As dozens of reporters and photographers gathered around him Saturday, Griffin said, “I thought I was going to walk over here and it was going to be like three people.” Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City FILE – In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, South Squad outside linebacker Shaquem Griffin, of Central Florida, gestures during the first half of the Senior Bowl NCAA college football game in Mobile, Ala,. Griffin was 4 years old when doctors amputated his left hand a day after his mother found him in the kitchen attempting to cut off his jelly-like fingers, which were in scoring pain whenever he touched anything, the result of amniotic band syndrome, a congenital birth defect. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)INDIANAPOLIS — There’s always energy in the bench press room at the NFL scouting combine when players grip the crossbar and begin pumping the 225 pounds of free weights.But never like this.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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

Karl-Anthony Towns returns to Wolves lineup after harrowing highway crash

first_imgGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I’d say I had a 5 percent chance of making it out alive,” Towns said Monday before Minnesota’s game against Sacramento. He added: “I probably should not have made it out like I did, but I’m glad I did.”As are the Timberwolves, of course, and his family.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs“You obviously want to make sure KAT the person is taken care of,” coach Ryan Saunders said, confirming that Towns would play against the Kings. “That’s definitely put ahead of KAT the basketball player.”Assistant strength and conditioning coach Kurt Joseph was driving Thursday when he had to make a hard stop on Interstate 35W in Minneapolis to account for an accident in front of them. Towns said he recalled Joseph looking “stone-faced” while remarking that the semitruck he saw in the rearview mirror was not slowing down. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES “If I don’t have that seatbelt,” Towns told reporters , “I’m going right through the windshield.”Towns declined an ambulance ride at the scene. He acknowledged downplaying the doctor’s advice upon departure from the hospital to take it easy, immediately contacting the Timberwolves about a commercial itinerary that could get him to New York in time to play Friday against the Knicks. Towns called his sister with the news, opting to send his parents a text message to avoid exposure to their anxiety about his condition.He exhibited some concussion-like symptoms, so per league protocol, Towns was held out of that game and again Saturday at Milwaukee. That ended his streak of 303 consecutive games started, the longest to start an NBA career since 1970-71.Being present at the arena was ultimately more important to Towns than resting on his own.“I’m not a guy to stay back to watch them work. I want to be there in person. I want to high-five them coming off the court. I want to scream for them. I want to do everything I possibly can to be the best cheerleader I can possibly be,” Towns said.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 award Roger Federer wins in Dubai to begin latest bid for 100th title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – In this Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 file photo, Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns plays against the Memphis Grizzlies in an NBA basketball game in Minneapolis. All-Star center Karl-Anthony Towns has been cleared to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves following a highway automobile crash he called himself fortunate to have escaped alive. Towns spoke to reporters Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 before Minnesota’s game against Sacramento. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)MINNEAPOLIS — Karl-Anthony Towns was in the passenger seat on his way to meet the Minnesota Timberwolves at the airport when a semitruck slammed into the back of the vehicle at what he estimated was between 35 and 45 mph.As soon as the medical exam confirmed the injuries were minor, the two-time All-Star center quickly began thinking about whether he could still join his team in time for the next game. He knew he was fortunate, though, to have escaped the crash at all.ADVERTISEMENT Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

Elections 2020 are about governance for the people, by the people in accordance with…

first_imgDear Editor,Yes! Yes! Yes!  The triple affirmation made by the APNU/AFC MP Charrandas Persaud reverberated in Guyana and wherever Guyanese were around the globe one year ago. David Granger’s Government had fallen on a No-Confidence Motion; what has followed is a chronicle of shameless behaviour that will affect Guyana’s system of parliamentary democracy for generations to come. Granger refused to comply with the clear provision of the Constitution and remains in Office to this day; this obdurate stance has consequences that bear examination.Granger’s decision to seek clarification of various aspects of the no-confidence vote on spurious grounds such as what number constitutes a majority of the 65 member Parliament were greeted with incredulity by those with a modicum of mathematical ability. Other grounds such as the validity of the vote of a dual-citizen and whether an MP could vote against the list that placed him (Charrandas) in Parliament at least passed the credibility test.Chief Justice George refused to invalidate the NCM and the matter should have ended there. Granger insisted on an appeal and inexplicably, two of the three members of our Court of Appeal overturned the CJ’s decision that 33 votes constitute a majority and suggested that 34 votes were the required number for a majority vote in a 65 member House. The Court of Appeal decision was handed down 10 hours past the deadline for elections imposed by the Constitution.On June 18, the Caribbean Court of Justice restored the Chief Justice’s ruling and deemed the NCM validly passed. 179 days had passed since Charrandas broke ranks with APNU/AFC before the judicial system deemed it validly passed.  Confidence in the Constitution and our Judiciary have been done grave damage during this past year; Guyanese pride themselves on being a literate society that upholds the rule of law as a basic tenet of governance.  Many cannot countenance a usurper Executive and prefer to ignore the reality for the sake of peace. A future where feigned ignorance by the Executive results in six-month delays in interpreting provisions that “require no gloss” is a very real possible consequence.The NCM put the Guyana Elections Commission in the spotlight. GECOM used to be a temporary institution, dissolved three months after every election it was brought to life to manage. All of that changed and by virtue of the Constitution (Amendment) Act No 2 of 2000 and GECOM became a permanent body.  It was GECOM that made the recommendation to the constitutional reform committee that a General and Regional Elections could be held within 90 days of notice. But in 2018/19, GECOM was itself under siege from the unconstitutional appointment of James Patterson as its Chairman by President Granger. Ignoring plain English, Granger ascribed powers onto himself to make a unilateral appointment after refusing to accept 18 names of prominent and respected Guyanese citizens whom he (Granger) deemed unfit for the office.James Patterson made many changes in the makeup of the staff of the GECOM Secretariat, which resulted in an Ethnic Relations Commission inquiry. Patterson and staff of the GECOM Secretariat did not appear before the ERC even though that body concluded that in the case of the hiring of the Deputy CEO “By all objective criteria, Mr Persaud was, on the available evidence, the most qualified candidate for appointment to the position of DCEO. By long-established practice, the candidate acquiring the highest score secured the appointment”. Using the existing process at the Commission, Chairman Patterson used his casting vote on the seven-member Commission, against Persaud’s appointment. On December 27, 2018, GECOM declared itself ready, willing and able to conduct credible elections on or before March 21, 2019, as stipulated by the Constitution. One day later, Nigel Hughes posited that 33 was not the majority of 65 and GECOM’s state of readiness deteriorated. GECOM then fell into goose-step with Granger as a period the Stabroek newspaper famously labelled as ‘temporising’ began.In June 2018, arguments in the CCJ indicated that the court would rule the unilateral appointment of Patterson as unlawful, null and void; almost simultaneously there was every indication that the NCM would be ruled validly passed. On the 12th and 18th, both judgments were delivered as expected. The most generous calculation gave a deadline for stipulated elections on September 18; however, an order was signed by James Patterson to begin a House-to-House Registration exercise (H2H) preceded his departure and on July 20, GECOM began this exercise. The Chief Registration Officer, who also serves as Chief Election Officer, explained that he was preparing for elections and conducting the verification exercise simultaneously.On July 27, one day after being labelled a temporiser for incredulously insisting he had a right to nominate as well as appoint persons for the Chair of GECOM, only weeks after a CCJ decision outlined that this was unlawful. Granger appointed Claudette Singh as Chairman of GECOM upon the submission of her name along with five others by the Leader of the Opposition in accordance with the Constitution. The retired Justice was asked to join the crab dance with mud being slung in wild fashion and faced the unenviable task of unravelling the confusion caused by the insistence on beginning H2H sixty days before elections were constitutionally due.Lawyers were like flies on honey in the courtrooms, the nation was reeling under the weight of legalese; On August 27, Chairman Singh ordered a halt to the H2H exercise saying “Cognisant of all that has transpired over the past months, GECOM has an obligation to produce a credible Official List of Electors (OLE) in the first instance and ultimately credible elections within the shortest possible time,” The action did not result in GECOM being able to hold elections on or before September 18 and on the 19th, the hammer of the international community fell heavily on Granger and his Administration.Joint StatementThe United States of America Ambassador to Guyana, HE Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, United Kingdom High Commissioner to Guyana, HE Greg Quinn and the European Union Ambassador to Guyana, HE Ambassador Fernando Ponz Cantó’s joint statement on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) proposed elections timeframe.“The United States, United Kingdom, and the European Union thank the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for devising a proposed elections timeframe for conducting General and Regional Elections.However, we deeply regret that, by surpassing September 18, the Government is currently in breach of the Constitution following its failure to adhere to the decisions of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on 18 June and its subsequent orders.This situation comes at great cost to the people of Guyana.  The prevailing political uncertainty undermines Guyanese institutions, compromises economic opportunities and delays development across all areas including infrastructure, education, health, and social services.  It also hinders our ability to support Guyana’s development needs.We, therefore, call upon the President to set an elections date immediately in full compliance with Guyana’s Constitution.”Guyana now had a usurper Executive, “illegal” was added to the “caretaker’ designation afforded by the CCJ. Not that Granger or his Ministers seemed to notice. Granger paid lip-service to the caretaker concept and pledged that he would abide by the constraints imposed by the designation such as restricted foreign travel by Ministers; thereafter it was ignored and Ministers have travelled freely for meetings in Washington, Spain, Dubai, and George Norton even turned up at a PanAm Sports awards in Florida last week. Unbothered became the theme for Granger and his cohorts. In the meanwhile, the quarterly reports of the Bank of Guyana and other financial data are telling a tale of their own.Capital expenditure rose over 29 per cent in the first half of 2019 as suddenly dozens of projects were deemed emergency works, this allowed the bypass of the Procurement Act and the drain on foreign reserves began to attract attention almost as much a the startling rise in the overdraft facility of the consolidated fund. After September 19 began a period that can only be described as ‘squandermania’. The reserves were outstripped by the overdraft leaving Guyana dependent on taxes to stay solvent.External debt has climbed to over 60 per cent of GDP, the highest in the post-IMF period (2006-present). Accounts of budget agencies such as Forestry, Mining, Lotto Fund have been decimated; billions spent, unaccounted for. David Granger arranged face-to-face meetings with select international oil companies in a surreptitious attempt to sell three-million barrels of oil to bolster the emptied treasury. The vigilance of the Opposition, international and local media has placed a bright light upon these unusual negotiations. A return to governance by parliamentary democracy would be most welcome by a population assaulted by a never-ending stream of financial scandals committed by the APNU/AFC.2019 let Guyanese know that constitutional rule of law is only as solid as the persons elected to govern by the provisions and principles therein. Bad actors will result in bad actions. GECOM’s Chair, Claudette Singh, is working through a plethora of issues methodically amidst much deliberate confusion and sabotage. Elections will be on March 2, 2020; three hundred and forty-seven days past due. The future of GECOM as a permanent body with a budget of billions annually and its role as keeper of the National Register of Registrants are in the balance.The elections in 2020 are not about ‘oil money, ethnicity or youth’; it is about governance for the people, by the people in accordance with the rule of laws outlined in our Constitution; or extending the life of an Administration that has turned willful ignorance into an art form. Those are the choices facing the electorate.Respectfully,Robin Singhlast_img read more

Vikings finally record first win

first_imgCuesta 7, Cypress 6 AJ Smith and Bryan Resnick had two RBI each in a sixth-run fourth inning, but the Chargers (4-2) couldn’t put any more runs on the scoreboard in a nonconfernce loss. Daniel Prieto had two RBI and three pitchers combined for a shutout as the Long Beach City College baseball team won its first game of the season, defeating visiting College of the Desert, 3-0, in a nonconference game Tuesday afternoon. The defending state champion Vikings (1-6) got their best pitching performance of the season, a strong starting effort from Keith Chipman, who scattered five hits over seven innings, and two innings of solid relief from Shane Day and Adam McNaught. JC SOFTBALL Riverside CC 8, LBCC 0 Brittini Rodriguez was roughed up for seven runs in the second inning, and the Vikings (2-2) managed just three hits off Diana Torrez. JC MEN’S TENNIS Cerritos 5, Grossmont 4 center_img Brothers Jeffrey and Jackie Vachirajongkol teamed up to win the final match as the Falcons rallied by sweeping in doubles. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

“CROKER IN THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY WILL BE A BIG CHALLENGE FOR US” – MCGLYNN

first_imgFrank McGlynn admits this weekend’s clash with Dublin will be a big test for Donegal.Donegal GAA star Frank McGlynn has admitted that the prospect of facing Dublin in Croke Park is a daunting prospect but says he and his teammates are looking forward to the challenge.McGlynn has been one of the most consistent performers for Donegal over the last number of years and has won two All-Star awards.The Glenfin defender played in last Saturday’s victory over Derry, and as always delivered a quality and assured display. However, McGlynn admits facing a Dublin side seeking to exact revenge for their All-Ireland semi-final loss in August in the first week of February will be a big challenge for Donegal.McGlynn told The Irish News, “Some people will look at it and think that they have a score to settle with us.“For us, it will be a matter of putting a performance together. It’s difficult to go away from home in the league, especially in the first week of February to go to Croke Park.“Your fitness levels have to be at an optimum to perform in Croke Park. It’s going to be a challenge, but it will be a challenge for both teams. “No one wants to go to Croke Park and put in a bad performance.Donegal haven’t won a game away from home in the Allianz National League competition since 2008.That record will have to end sometime, and new Donegal manager Rory Gallagher would n doubt love it to come this weekend against Dublin.  “CROKER IN THE FIRST WEEK OF FEBRUARY WILL BE A BIG CHALLENGE FOR US” – MCGLYNN was last modified: February 4th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:ALLIANZ NATIONAL LEAGUECroke ParkdonegaldublinFrank McGlynnGAAnewsSportlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: SEAMUS DOHERTY WINS THE STRAND HOTEL CUP AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgBallyliffin Golf News:Strand Hotel Cup 26 April 20151st Seamus Doherty (5) 40pts 2nd David McKeague (26) 40pts3rd Paddy Monagle (19) 38pts4th Shaun O’Donnell (8) 38pts Gross: Ryan Doherty (4) 30ptsCSS 71Saturday Open 25 April 20151st Barry Desmond (15) 37pts2nd Ryan Doherty (4) 36pts3rd Phelim O’Neill (16) 36pts Gross: Gary McGeoghegan (6) 28ptsCSS: 71Scramble 24 April 20151st N.Rafferty, J.McDermott, P.Toland, J.Moore 21.5 2nd B.Collins, R.McLaughlin, S.McGonigle, 24.43rd M.Mullen, M.Andrews, T.Gill, P.Quigley 25.0Wednesday Society Results 22 April 20151st Donald Hill 44pts BOT2nd Eamonn O’Donnell 44pts3rd Martin O’Mahoney 43pts2’s: Tony Crowley, Martin O’Mahoney, Brendan Callaghan, Philip LairdLadies:21 April 2015 Medal- 18 Holes Stroke1st Roisin Rooney 72Nett OBOT2nd Kathleen McKeague 72Nett3rd Ellen Nelson 75Nett OBOT4th Margaret Doherty(O) 75NettB9: Pauline Madden 39NettCSS: 75Forthcoming Events & FixturesSaturday 2 May 2015 Open Competition on Glashedy LinksSunday 3 May 2015 Clement Sweeney Memorial Cup on The Old LinksFriday 15 May 2015 Golf Digest Open on Glashedy Links. Visit www.golfdigestevents.ie to reserve a timeSaturday 16 May 2015 Scratch Cup-to book contact 07493 76119Entries are now being taking for the Donegal Links Classic (25, 26 & 27 May 2015).& The Great North Links Challenge (7, 8 & 9 October 2015). Call 0749376119.Check fixtures on www.ballyliffingolfclub.com for our wide range of events over the coming monthsBallyliffin PRO-AM July 24th-26th 2015We are delighted to confirm that the winners will also get a trip to Quinta Do Lago in Portugal staying at the 5* Conrad Hotel with 3 rounds of golf at Quinta Do Lago.GOLF NEWS: SEAMUS DOHERTY WINS THE STRAND HOTEL CUP AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: April 27th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BallyliffingolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

Rebooked for holidays

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Cole Middle School science teacher Barbara Leonard said the relief effort began after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration sent out word that five Gulf Coast schools in its Explorer School program had been ravaged by the hurricane. In a two-week period starting before Thanksgiving, Cole students gathered up the 90 boxes of goods. Leonard added that Cole pupils had earlier raised more than $2,000 to give to the Red Cross to aid hurricane victims, as well as $800 for an animal group working to rescue animals from flooded areas. “I am really pleased with it. I’m pleased to be able to help another school. I think of them as a sister school,” Leonard said. “The kids – that effort they put out, I’m impressed.” The books, supplies and computers will be delivered by a truck driver who lives in Biloxi. The arrangement was set up with the help of Eastside Union School District trustee Jannette Crawford, who also is a member of the Lancaster West Rotary Club, and James Baker, a member of the Rotary Club of Lancaster, who owns Lancaster Moving and Storage. Through the company’s dispatch system, Baker was able to locate the Biloxi truck driver who was heading back home and had room on his truck. LANCASTER – Antelope Valley High School is donating 60 computers and Cole Middle School is giving 90 boxes of school supplies and old textbooks to two Mississippi schools devastated by Hurricane Katrina. The boxes of pencils, binders, notebooks, youth novels, glue sticks and literature and science texts that Cole is no longer using will be sent to a fellow NASA Explorer middle school, Bay Waveland Middle School, in Bay St. Louis, Miss. The computers, from an Antelope Valley High School program in which students refurbish computers donated by businesses and the community, will be going to a sister high school in Biloxi. “We are very excited. The language-arts teachers are excited about the prospect of getting additional literature books. Our library was completely destroyed,” said Connie Roth, a science teacher at Bay Waveland. The truck driver passed up a job of moving household goods from a home in Santa Barbara to come to Lancaster, losing out on some earnings, Baker said. “Everybody involved with the hurricane thing – they have a passion for helping each other,” Baker said. Crawford was able to secure a $500 grant through her Rotary district to pay for the transport. Crawford also got a call from the director of Antelope Valley High School’s Information Systems Academy, who wanted to send the computers to a sister academy at the Biloxi high school. After Hurricane Katrina hit Aug. 29, Bay Waveland Middle School was closed for 2 months and only reopened to students about two weeks ago. About half of the school’s 600 students have returned. The area around Bay St. Louis was hit by a storm surge that reached heights of 30 feet. The devastation spanned a big stretch of the coastline – equivalent to the distance between Santa Monica and Santa Barbara, Roth said. “Our school was completely gutted. The people who restore buildings came in, and they literally scraped our school completely clean,” Roth said. “When I came back, I didn’t have one supply. Not a pencil. They got rid of everything.” The school has received some supplies, such as paper and glue, but still lacks computers, microscopes, thermometers and scales, Roth said. “Everything we taught with is pretty much gone. It makes it very difficult to do what you usually do,” Roth said. The response from the staff at Bay Waveland to Cole’s generosity has been warm. An e-mail to Leonard stated, “If you were available, the whole science department would hug you.” Leonard responded: “We live 10 miles from the San Andreas (Fault). When the San Andreas opens, remember us like we are remembering you.” Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Releases 2018 Schedule

first_imgDrake then heads to the Sooner state to take on Tulsa (March 10), Oral Roberts (March 10) and Oklahoma (March 11), before going to Florida State (March 16) and Oregon (March 25). 2018 Schedule Drake returns to Des Moines on April 7 as it hosts Old Dominion and UMKC. The team closes out their home schedule against Wichita State (April 14) and Valparaiso (April 14). The Bulldogs begin the season with a trio of match on opening weekend. Drake hosts 2017 Ohio Valley Conference champions Tennessee Tech on Jan 19 and then Northern Illinois and Western Michigan for a doubleheader on Jan. 20. After the trip to Omaha, the Bulldogs have a seven-match home stand, featuring in-state foe Iowa (Feb. 9), Pac-12’s Arizona (Feb. 10) and Summit League foes South Dakota State (Feb.), IUPUI (Feb. 10) and Denver (Feb. 18). The Bulldog return the Roger Knapp Tennis Center to open the month of February against Michigan State (Feb. 2) and New Mexico (Feb. 4). Drake begins Summit League play at Omaha (Feb. 4). Drake will once again participate in the ITA Kick-Off Weekend and will square off against North Carolina (Jan. 27) on the first day of the event. Story Links Drake travels to Minneapolis for a pair off match against Minnesota (Feb. 23) and Penn (Feb. 24) to finish the second month of the season. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University head men’s tennis coach Davidson Kozlowski announced the Bulldogs 2018 schedule,  highlighted by 10 matches against teams who competed in the 2017 NCAA Tournament. Drake concludes its regular season with a trip to Nebraska on April 18 for final preparation for the Summit League Championship on April 27-29 in Denver. Print Friendly Version The Bulldogs will spend the entire month of March on the road. The squad begins the month-long road trip at Indiana (March 2) Purdue (March 4). The Bulldogs wrap up their road trip at Illinois State (March 30) and Middle Tennessee State (March 31).last_img read more