Success for Lough Swilly RNLI in two call-outs

first_imgVolunteers with the Lough Swilly RNLI were successful in assisting two vessels in difficulty on two separate call-outs on Wednesday.The lifeboat was first launched at 3.59pm in the afternoon after receiving a call about a broken down speedboat. The crew travelled to the scene just off Buncrana pier to assist.It wasn’t long until the crew were out again. At 9.35pmm last night the alarm was raised about an upturned dingy located north off Northwest golf links. The lifeboat was again tasked to the area and worked to tow the vessel back to Rathmullan Pier.There were no casualties reported, with both incidents having a successful outcome.Success for Lough Swilly RNLI in two call-outs was last modified: August 15th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Lough Swilly RNLIlast_img read more

Cape Town sets stage for Chan 2014

first_img7 January 2014The stage is set for the opening ceremony of the African Nations Championship 2014 (Chan), which will be held at the Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.The opening ceremony will take place ahead of the kick-off of the first game between hosts South Africa and its neighbour Mozambique. The tournament will run until 1 February.Mvuso Mbele, chief executive of the local organising committee (LOC), said no compromises had been made in the planning of the tournament: “The opening ceremony of any event sets the tone for what is to follow and that is why we have pulled out all the stops to ensure that Africa and the rest of the world experience one of the most memorable ceremonies in history. We urge everyone to get their tickets now and join us at the Cape Town stadium as we celebrate Africa.”Award-winning musician Micasa as well as celebrated choreographer Somizi Mhlongo will be part of the line-up that will entertain fans during the opening ceremony.VolunteersMeanwhile, more than 600 volunteers from all over the city are being trained by the LOC to give them the skills and knowledge they will require to ensure the tournament runs seamlessly, the City of Cape Town said on its website.The volunteers will be involved in marketing, media accreditation, transport, logistics and protocol services. “The aim of the volunteer programme is to bring people from all walks of life together to lend a helping hand in staging this significant event – the first major soccer tournament in Cape Town since the 2010 Fifa™ World Cup,” the city says.South Africa was named as the host after Libya gave up the right to host the event because of the continuing upheaval in the country. Libya will instead organise the 2017 tournament, which had been due to take place in South Africa.Cape Town will serve as tournament headquarters and Bafana Bafana’s home base, in addition to hosting 16 of the championship’s 32 matches and staging the opening and closing ceremonies. The tournament’s remaining matches will take place in Polokwane and Mangaung.Teams from 16 African countries will be compete in the tournament, kicking off with the opening match between South Africa and Mozambique at the Cape Town Stadium on 11 January. TicketsTickets are on sale at Shoprite/Checkers stores and Computicket outlets. Prices range from R40 to R200.Match tickets are to be sold in three phases:Phase 1 – general group stage tickets. Sales are open.Phase 2 – for quarter-finals, semi-final and final match tickets without knowing which teams are placed. From 6 to 18 January.Phase 3 – for the semi-final and final match tickets, after knowing which teams have made it to the top eight for the semi-final and final matches, including the third and fourth play-off matches the final phase. From 19 to 22 January.TeamsThe 16 teams in the tournament are divided into four groups:Group A: South Africa, Mali, Nigeria and Mozambique. Will compete at the Cape Town Stadium.Group B: Zimbabwe, Uganda, Burkina Faso and Morocco. Will play their matches at the upgraded Athlone Stadium.Group C: Ghana, Libya, Ethiopia and Congo. Will play matches at the Free State Stadium in Manguang and at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.Group D: Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Burundi, Mauritania. Will play matches at the Free State Stadium in Manguang and at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.MatchesThe Bafana Bafana matches will be played at the Cape Town Stadium:Bafana Bafana versus Mozambique on 11 January at 6pmBafana Bafana versus Mali on 15 January at 5pmBafana Bafana versus Nigeria on 19 January at 7pmTraining venues include Green Point FC, Green Point Athletics Stadium, NY 49, Site C in Khayelitsha. Erica Park, Belhar is a back-up venue.More about the Chan tournamentThe CHAN tournament, established in 2007 and first contested in 2009, is administered by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) and is played between the 16 best national teams in Africa.National teams have to qualify for the event and may only feature players active in their local leagues. Players who play abroad – regardless of where, even in Africa – do not qualify to take part in the competition.SAinfo reporter, SAnews.gov and City of Cape Townlast_img read more

No tomorrow

first_imgBSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Jefferson scored 28 points in his first PBA game, which was against the Batang Pier. There were three locals in twin digits in that lopsided win for Compton, who went on to beat Blackwater, Mahindra and defending champion Rain or Shine before the drought struck.GlobalPort was a far different team then, with an ineffective reinforcement in Sean Williams and Terrence Romeo sitting out that game because of flu-like symptoms.Romeo has returned to his throne as the team’s leading local scorer. He and Stanley Pringle will be Compton’s main defensive concerns.Alaska’s local crew will be led by the likes of Calvin Abueva, Chris Banchero and Kevin Racal with Sonny Thoss and Dondon Hontiveros lending their veteran presence.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR MOST READ Unable to win for more than two months now, the Aces will come into the 6:30 p.m. knockout contest looking to duplicate a 107-79 ripping of the Batang Pier at the start of this conference last March 17, a win that touched off a four-game winning streak that justified Alaska’s tag as one of the teams to beat here.Armed with one of the best imports in the conference in Corey Jefferson and a local crew other teams drool over, the Aces are now down to their last shot to make the playoffs and arrange a quarterfinal duel with No. 1 Barangay Ginebra.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“[This is our] last chance. No excuses,” Alaska coach Alex Compton said after preparing his charges against a GlobalPort crew that, unlike the Aces, enjoyed some measure of success late in the elimination round to be in this knockout tussle.“It’s time for our best,” Compton said. LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blastcenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games A pretournament favorite practically every time, Alaska has been the perfect definition of what heart-rending is.The losers of their last seven games, the Aces try to look for a little ray of sunshine on Sunday night when they slug it out with GlobalPort for the right to play on—even for just one more game—in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay.ADVERTISEMENT Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Dominant Baniqued nears IronKids sweep, Borlain makes triumphant return GlobalPort went 2-2 in closing out the classification phase, undergoing a massive overhaul at around that time by acquiring several blue-chip locals and a new import in Justin Harper.The winner of this match will advance against the Gin Kings and would need to defeat Ginebra two straight times to make it to the Final Four.Return of Gregzilla?Incidentally, Ginebra coach Tim Cone, minutes after booking top seeding, said that cornerstone Greg Slaughter could make a return to active duty later in the playoffs, with the 7-foot center now attending practice.“There’s a chance,” Cone told the Inquirer. “It may be 20-80 at this time, but there’s a chance. He’s getting himself back into game shape.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Tendulkar plays for the fans, like I do: Bolt

first_imgYearning to see Sachin Tendulkar play, Olympic and world champion sprinter Usain Bolt on Wednesday said he can relate to the Indian cricket icon when it comes to dedication and aggression.Asked about the qualities he admires in Tendulkar, Bolt said, “Tendulkar is obviously dedicated. He is aggressive but calculated and knows how to make runs.””He (Tendulkar) also plays for the fans … really similar to what I do,” Bolt told a news agency in an e-mail interview.Tendulkar recently met tennis great Roger Federer during the ongoing Wimbledon Championships in London and Bolt said he would be game for a similar meeting with the Indian.”I hope to be able to watch him play sometime in future but I don’t have any plans to meet him at the moment. He is always welcome to come and watch me run,” said the Jamaican triple Olympic and World Championships gold medallist.Bolt described Tendulkar as one of the greatest cricketers but picked fellow West Indian Vivian Richards as the greatest of all time.Asked to take his pick among Tendulkar, Brian Lara, Vivian Richards, Garfield Sobers and Shane Warne, Bolt said, “That is a difficult one, they were all great in their time, but I think I would give the edge to Sir Vivian Richards.”Bolt said just like Tendulkar, he also has to deal with the expectations of millions of his fans but the adulation motivates him.”I use it (pressure of expectation) as a positive. It is nice when so many people are interested in what you do and concerned by the outcome. I find it motivating,” said Bolt, the world record holder (9.58secs) in 100m.advertisementBolt’s famous ‘bow and arrow’ celebration pose was imitated by the Indian cricket team during the recent World Cup and he said he felt honoured.”It is a great honour when someone else copies my pose. I have seen it in cricket and football and it makes me smile every time,” he said.Bolt explained that his running schedule was the reason he skipped the Commonwealth Games here last year but would look forward to run in India in future.”The Commonwealth Games could not have been part of my schedule due to the time of year when they were staged. I normally end my season in September, rest in October and then start training in November for the following season. I would like to run in India in the future,” he said.”My coach and agent make all decisions about where I race. We look at the overall picture taking into consideration our major goals. Nobody tries to influence us to run in competitions that are not part of the schedule.”last_img read more

IPL 2017: Rashid Khan is a terrific find for Sunrisers Hyderabad, says coach Tom Moody

first_imgSunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody heaped praise on Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan and said the legbreak bowler has been a “terrific find” for the defending champions in the ongoing IPL.Moody said the 18-year-old’s exploits in the ongoing IPL is also a great news for the game in the war-ravaged Afghanistan.”He is a terrific find for us and he is great for the tournament for a number of reasons. It’s nice to have a young leg-spinner doing what he is doing,” Moody said ahead of his team’s IPL match against Kings XI Punjab.”Rashid’s success is also great for Afghanistan and for cricket as a whole,” the Australian said.Moody backed Rashid to continue the good work in the remainder of the tournament.”He took 1-17 in the last game (against Rising Pune Supergiant). For any spinner to take 1-17 in a high scoring game, I don’t think the opposition has worked him out. I still think he is a major threat and he will continue to do well,” Moody said about Rashid, who hails from Nangrhar province in Afghanistan.Talking about Sunrisers team in the ongoing IPL, Moody said: “I think this season we’ve probably got a well balanced squad. So I am comfortable as a coach to have a number of different combinations.”I think we need to have an open mind and be flexible while selecting the combinations.”Moody said they cannot afford to take Kings XI lightly even though the hosts did not have good run so far in the tournament.advertisement”Kings XI have changed their eleven more than a few times. So, its a fresh start for us, its not going to be the same eleven so that is also going to have an influence on our selection. At this point of the tournament, you would be foolish to take any team lightly,” Moody said.”Kings XI are at a point where they are desperate to secure a couple of wins and we are equally as desperate to secure wins because we want to hold our position on the top portion of the points table.”Moody was pleased with Yuvraj Singh performances so far but refused to divulge whether the local lad will be available for selection tomorrow.”Look I have been really pleased with Yuvraj. He has certainly been striking the ball well,” he said.”Unfortunately, he has been suffering from a flu. Hence, he missed a couple of games. Apart from that he looks in good shape, hitting the ball as well he has done for sometime.”last_img read more

Bailee Madison Visits Mattel Childrens Hospital

first_imgActress Bailee Madison helped Starlight Children’s Foundation launch Play in May with a visit to patients at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA.Bailee Madison at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLAPlay in May is a new campaign that highlights the healing power of play for hospitalized kids while raising funds to support Starlight programs. Starting May 1, individuals and teams can pledge to play games for 15 minutes a day for 15 days. Visit SupportStarlight.org to learn more.“I’ve been able to see firsthand how Starlight programs bring smiles to the faces of hospitalized kids.,” said Bailee. “The great thing about the campaign is whether you’re a kid or a kid at heart, you can Play in May to bring the healing power to kids and families, one game at a time. And who doesn’t like to play games?”last_img read more