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first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma, center, shoots as Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis, left, of Germany, and guard Jarell Eddie defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)LOS ANGELES — Kyle Kuzma scored 17 points in the fourth quarter, showing off a spectacular array of big shots and slick passes.And if Boston’s Marcus Smart hadn’t missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer, it still wouldn’t have been enough for a win because the Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t hit their free throws down the stretch.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Kuzma hit five 3-pointers and dominated down the stretch, yet Los Angeles nearly gave it away by missing 10 of its 17 free throws in the fourth quarter, including four in the final 20 seconds. The Lakers are the NBA’s worst team at the free-throw line and also at the 3-point line, where Kuzma’s teammates were a combined 2 for 19 — which made this win all the more improbable to coach Luke Walton.“I have confidence that those guys that missed them tonight will make them in the future,” Walton said. “But hopefully we can remedy that sooner rather than later.”Kyrie Irving scored 33 points for the Eastern Conference-leading Celtics, who opened a four-game road trip by extending their longest losing streak in nearly two years. Smart added 22 points and led the Celtics back.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed two free throws for Los Angeles with 5.7 seconds left, but Smart’s final miss over Caldwell-Pope’s defense allowed Los Angeles to snap a four-game losing streak against Boston.“It was a great game for us to learn from,” Irving said. “Minor details, you know? Getting offensive rebounds and blocking out. Taking opportunities to force them into tough shots.”ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Irving led the Celtics back within two points late, but Kuzma and Julius Randle came up with big baskets on offensive rebounds. Smart then hit two free throws for Boston with 19.2 seconds left after Josh Hart missed two for LA, trimming the lead to 106-105.Clarkson hit two free throws, and Terry Rozier hit a twisting layup with seven seconds left before Caldwell-Pope’s misses.TIP-INSCeltics: Al Horford returned with 13 points and 12 rebounds after missing the last game in the concussion protocol after taking an elbow to the head. … Boston beat the Lakers 107-96 on Nov. 8.Lakers: Caldwell-Pope (right heel) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) played after being questionable before game time. Ingram had seven points on 2-for-11 shooting. … Kuzma has 15 20-point games this season, the most by a Lakers rookie since Eddie George in 1995. … Fans near courtside included Ryan Leaf, Dodgers stars Kenley Jansen and Yasiel Puig, and comedian Nick Kroll.HAYWARD HEREGordon Hayward was with the Celtics after traveling to Los Angeles last week. He will stay in town for the next 7-10 days to continue his rehabilitation from his horrifying left ankle injury just five minutes into the season. Boston coach Brad Stevens said the move is designed “just to mix it up” during Hayward’s extensive rehab, which is still proceeding on schedule. Stevens said Hayward could begin traveling with the team full-time by early March as he continues to work toward a return. Until then, he’ll watch practice from the sidelines while staying as stationary as possible. “He’s a really good spot-up shooter,” Stevens said with a grin.KUZMAGICKuzma, the Lakers’ impressive rookie forward from Utah, had his best offensive game since Christmas. He put the Lakers ahead during a 3 ½-minute stretch of the fourth quarter with 13 points and a behind-the-back assist to Larry Nance Jr. for a dunk that brought Staples Center to its feet. He added four rebounds and three assists without and turnover and did it all in less than 27 minutes of play. “His fourth quarter was incredible,” Walton said.BALL OUTLonzo Ball missed his fifth consecutive game with a sore left knee for the Lakers, but they’ve developed a solid offensive approach in the absence of the rookie point guard. Replacements Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso contributed little offensively, but Clarkson had another outstanding playmaking game, and Randle contributed 14 points and 14 rebounds.UP NEXTCeltics: Stay in LA to face the Clippers at Staples Center on Wednesday night.Lakers: At the Chicago Bulls on Friday night to open a five-game road trip. LA plays 11 of its next 14 on the road. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right trackcenter_img Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak NCAA volleyball: San Beda zooms to 6-0 after comeback win View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases “That’s why we’ve got practice tomorrow,” Kuzma said with a grin.The Lakers still have much to learn, but they took another major step with a victory in this hallowed NBA rivalry.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkKuzma scored 28 points and the surging Lakers sent the Celtics to their fourth consecutive loss, 108-107 Tuesday night.Jordan Clarkson scored 22 points in the sixth consecutive home win by the Lakers, who have won three straight and seven of nine overall during their best stretch of the season. 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first_imgRepresentatives of the Natural Resources Ministry and its agencies – Guyana Forestry Commission, Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, and the Guyana Gold Board participated in the National Toshaos Conference at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on Wednesday, October 9.The participation served as a means to make presentations on Government initiatives, interact with, and answer questions and address matters of concern of the village representatives and Toshaos.Natural Resources Minister Raphael TrotmanMinistry representatives of the Forest Partnership Facility Project Clayton Hall (Project Coordinator) and Michelle Astwood (Project Assistant) made initial presentations on the work the project had done so far.The presentation focused on the immense progress that the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – funded project, whose objective is sustainable forest management, has made.Particularly, the presentation highlighted the partnership with Indigenous Peoples in fulfilling the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+) initiative. The project’s assistance in funding some operations of the National Toshaos Council was also highlighted.Also making presentations was the Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman, who outlined the Ministry’s goals, sector accomplishments, along with completed projects to better the lives of persons residing in the hinterland.Minister Trotman outlined projects on water management, roads, environmental management and youth. He further highlighted the partnerships with the NTC through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to better allow both parties to complete their objectives and mutually benefit.The Minister closed by noting the Ministry’s aim and commitment towards sustainable management and development of the natural resources sector to the benefit of all Guyanese.On completion of presentations, village representatives and Toshaos were allowed to ask questions, all of which were addressed by the Minister; Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Commissioner Newell Dennison, and Deputy Commissioner of Forests, Gavin Agard.The Ministry is pleased to have been able to make presentations and interact with the attendees. The Ministry maintains its commitment towards the Indigenous peoples and will ensure all matters raised during the remainder of the Conference will be addressed.last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000City fans invade the pitch after the 0-0 draw with Huddersfield at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, May 6 – It took three weeks for Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany to finally get his hands on the Premier League trophy but, on a day of celebrations at the Etihad, a goalless draw may have left Huddersfield Town as the big winners.A strong showing from the struggling visitors earned a valuable point which may be enough to keep them in the Premier League for a second season, an impressive achievement given their limited resources. They also frustrated the bid by Pep Guardiola’s runaway champions to set new Premier League records for the most goals, points and wins in a season — all marks which could yet be claimed by City in the season’s final week in which they play Brighton and Southampton.But, after a delay while uninvited supporters were removed from the field, Guardiola was finally able to see his team presented with the trophy which marks the third major country in which he has managed a team to a title following successes in Spain and Germany with Barcelona and Bayern Munich.“England is a special place and is so tough,” Guardiola told Sky Sports. “Today we saw it. You never know if you are going to win, but I had no doubt what I had to do.“You win or lose, you have to try and do what you believe. Today was proof we can do better.“We lost a bit of focus, but that is normal. To make back-to-back titles in this league will be tough, but we accept the challenge.”The celebrations for City’s third title in seven seasons began well before kick-off, both inside and outside their Etihad home ground.Supporters were issued with blue and white flags to greet the champions as they were given yet another guard of honour on their way onto the field before kick-off.They were also met by the survivors of City’s famous 1968 title-winning side, a squad led by club legends Colin Bell, Francis Lee and Mike Summerbee who were all on hand to receive an emotional welcome from fans who remember their feats half a century on.These title celebrations have been curiously drawn out.This time there was none of the edge-of-the-seat drama that so famously brought City their first Premier League title, when Sergio Aguero scored with virtually the last kick of the season against QPR in 2012.City won the league three weeks earlier without playing when closest rivals Manchester United surprisingly lost at home to West Brom.Since then City have enjoyed comfortable wins over Swansea and West Ham, but on Sunday there was no hint of Huddersfield showing the champions too much respect when the contest finally kicked off.– Wilting –Victory would have guaranteed Huddersfield safety and another season of top flight football.David Wagner’s men might have been on course for just such an upset result in an entertaining, if goalless, first half but Ederson denied Florent Hadergjonaj and Alex Pritchard.A City side that had been held goalless in just one previous league game — a draw at Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve — inevitably carved out chances of their own with Jonas Lossl saving well at David Silva’s feet after five minutes and, unknowingly, stopping a fierce Kevin De Bruyne shot.By the interval, Huddersfield were visibly wilting in the Manchester heat and facing the prospect of a long second half of attrition.City started brightly, with Christopher Schindler clearing off his line from a scramble at a Leroy Sane corner, but otherwise Huddersfield defended manfully and substitute Scott Malone might even have snatched a dramatic injury-time winner for the visitors.But Guardiola’s heartfelt congratulations to his opposite number Wagner on the final whistle, demonstrated the importance of the point to the visitors who now join Everton and Manchester United as the only sides to have avoided defeat at the Etihad in the league this season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_imgBut then a strange thing happened: We met. And we talked. And we shared the epic tales of our pasts – of our victories and losses; of our nervous habits and favorite movies; of Guangzhou (pronounced “gwong-joe”) and Torrance. And how strange, how unexpected – we found that we truly liked each other! Needless to say, I feel completely ignoble now over my earlier mistaken assumptions. Because maybe she isn’t a religious follower of Vogue. And maybe she wasn’t the captain of a cheer team. But how many people can say their roommate is fluent in four languages? Or that their roommate comes from halfway around the world? Or that they shared in their roommate’s first experiences with assorted new American customs? One of my favorite “firsts” we experienced together was our trip to an amusement park. She had never been on a roller coaster and, at first, she refused to change that fact. But, with a little persuasion and reassurance, I finally coaxed her into “taking the plunge.” So to speak. After an hour of nearly unbearable, nerve- and anxiety-ridden waiting, we reached the boarding point. Once strapped in, I grabbed her hand and squeezed it in a gesture of support; she refused to let go. Heart palpitating and fist clutched firmly to the bar, stomach knotting more with each clink, clink, clink of the cart, I could sense the precipice was soon to be reached. I turned my head to the right – I could see the denim-hued dusk sky, vast trees and rolling hills, and my roommate’s eyes, firmly shut in a refusal to witness the insanity of what was about to happen. We reached the apex. The gut-wrenching, logic-defying drop was inevitable. In the moments following – the moments we were suspended in midair, hands clasped tightly together – I was overcome with a feeling of joy that my roommate was who she was, and not any fashion guru from Manhattan or the Champs Elysees. Sure, we are from completely different worlds. But it has been because of our differences that our relationship has become such an eye-opening adventure. Patti Sponaugle is a Torrance High School graduate writing about her freshman year at Kenyon College. She can be reached at sponauglep@kenyon.edu. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas City“You mean call China? Yeah. Right. What would we even talk about?” The day I found out my roommate was from China, I was pretty surprised. Of course, I have friends from every ethnic background imaginable, so it wasn’t like I was opposed to sharing my living space with an international student. It’s just that for the longest time, I had a fixed idea of what college should be, and having a roommate from the Asian mainland was definitely not part of those plans. For me, college meant daily intellectual conversations over Kafka and Socrates, followed by parties with live bands and free-flowing drinks. Most importantly, it meant having a roommate from somewhere fashionable, like New York or even Paris, to show me the ropes so I could become the charming and popular sophisticate that every college girl naturally should be. Or so I thought. It seemed to me, at the time, that having a roommate from China was the same as being sentenced to the opposite of all of my previous aspirations. I eagerly ripped open the envelope and withdrew the contents. Papers were thrown asunder; I vigorously paced the room – searching, searching. Then there was a pause. “Gwang-joo? Gong-joe? How do you even pronounce that? Gwain-choo?” I asked with breathless incredulity. “Well, why don’t you call her and ask?” my mom offered. last_img read more

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first_imgThe group responsible for overseeing breast cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital has issued a statement on the issue.The Saolta University Health Care Group has outlined what the claim is the facts on the matter.It also gives a breakdown on the statistics and how it is trying to cope with the backlog of cancer referrals. They claim they are committed to maintaining cancer services at Letterkenny General Hospital.This is their statement in full.Background to the Symptomatic Breast Cancer ServiceWhen GP referrals are received into a Symptomatic Breast Unit ‘Triple Assessment Clinic’ such as the one at Letterkenny General Hospital they are triaged into two groups: 1 Urgent – These patients are to be seen within 10 workings days as per the National Cancer Control Programme (NCCP) Guidelines2 Routine – These patients should be seen within 84 days as per the NCCP Guidelines.Over the course of 2014, on average Letterkenny General Hospital saw 70% of its urgent referrals within the 2-week target and 61% of routine referrals within the 12-week target.The priority for Saolta University Health Care Group – Letterkenny General Hospital remains the appointments for patients who meet the criteria for an urgent appointment and these are all being given appointments at LGH.Routine Referrals The longest waiting patients for routine referrals have been contacted over the past weeks and offered appointments at LGH.In addition to these patients, there is a second group of patients waiting who are also outside the recommended waiting time of 84 days.Sixty-five of these patients are now being contacted and offered an appointment at University Hospital Galway to avoid them having to wait any longer.They are being informed that they may opt to wait for a later appointment in Letterkenny but they are being clinically advised to take the earlier appointment in Galway. Mr Tony Canavan, Chief Operating Officer of Saolta University Health Care Group, stated, “As we do not have the capacity to deal with all referrals locally in Letterkenny in a timely manner, we are re-introducing the availability of support services from Galway and we would encourage all patients to avail of the first appointment that is on offer.“Saolta University Health Care Group – Letterkenny General Hospital regrets the distress that these longer waiting times have caused to patients. We are re-introducing these support services from UHG to ensure that all patients will be seen within the recommended time frames.“There is a validation exercise currently taking place around the waiting lists at the Symptomatic Breast Service at Letterkenny General Hospital. However, as there is a clinical requirement that patients who have been waiting longer than the recommended time-frame be seen as soon as possible, we decided to contact these sixty-five patients to offer them an appointment even before the waiting list validation exercise is complete.“The provision of appointments at UHG is part of the support services that Saolta University Health Care Group is providing to the Symptomatic Breast Service at Letterkenny General Hospital.“Among the other measures that were put in place were additional clinics provided by LGH breast cancer service as well as the recruitment of a locum consultant breast surgeon who ran three clinics recently, seeing 60 women per clinic. Saolta University Health Care Group – Letterkenny General Hospital also plans to run extra clinics in addition to those normally run by the current surgeon. Agreement has also been reached to recruit GP support to the service to also address some of the pressures being experienced and this recruitment process has started.“Saolta University Health Care Group – Letterkenny General Hospital will continue to support the Letterkenny Symptomatic Breast Disease Unit as part of its cancer services. It will be putting measures in place such as the appointment locally of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, and will also ensure the further integration of the service across the Group.“As part of that integration, the Group is finalising plans to centralise the referral process for its symptomatic breast service. Currently referral letters are sent to Letterkenny and to Galway and it is proposed to centralise the assessment of these letters in Galway. The aim is to have a standardised referral process across the Saolta cancer service to ensure that patients in the west are receiving a similar, equitable level of care, regardless of their county of origin. The centralisation of the referral process will involve the triage (prioritising) of all referral letters in Galway.“I must emphasise that this is not a centralisation of the appointments and we expect that most patients in the vicinity of LGH will be seen at LGH, except – as outlined above – when situations arise where patients are waiting too long for an appointment.“We believe that this is in the best interests of women in the west, and will enhance the service on both sites and will help to ensure the future for the service in Letterkenny.“It will also mean that we can avoid having significant capacity problems in one location while we have available capacity in another.”Mr Maurice Power, chief executive of Saolta University Health Care Group says Saolta University Health Care Group is committed to maintaining the cancer service at LGH and will work to ensure that all necessary steps are put in place to ensure that any impact on patients is minimised.“Letterkenny General Hospital has an important part to play within the Group in the provision of services and the re-building and full re-commissioning of the hospital after the recent floods remains a top priority for the Group.“In a meeting facilitated by the offices of Ministers McHugh and Varadkar, we will be meeting next Friday (Feb 27) with officials from the Department of Health and the National Cancer Control Programme and with various stakeholders and we look forward to the opportunity to underline the Group’s support for LGH.“Senior management from the Saolta University Health Care Group – Letterkenny General Hospital will also be meeting local public representatives early next week.”SAOLTA CLAIMS IT IS COMMITTED TO CANCER SERVICES IN DONEGAL – FULL STATEMENT was last modified: February 25th, 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:cancer servicesdonegalSaoltalast_img read more

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first_imgManus LunnyTickets are selling fast for a gala premier concert dedicated to the legacy of one of Ireland’s best known playwrights, Brian Friel.Acclaimed traditional composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Manus Lunny presents the specially commissioned concert which features an array of renowned traditional musicians including Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, Micheal Mc Goldrick, Donald Shaw, Theresa Kavanagh, Fraser Fifield and Ewen Vernal, with string and orchestral arrangement by classical collaborator Vincent Kennedy and musicians of the Donegal Music Education Partnership.Presented by the Earagail Arts Festival in association with the Regional Cultural Centre, “Home to Ballybeg – A Tribute To Brian Friel by Manus Lunny ” is one of the highlights of this year’s Festival. The not-to-be-missed concert brings to a close the Donegal Folk & Roots weekend and is described as a musical journey drawing on the landscape and characters, the inspiration and the issues that so passionately influenced Friel’s writing.Each of the performed works are deeply rooted in Irish Traditional music, born in the heart of the Donegal Gaeltacht.Performed in a contemporary vein reflecting the vibrant and progressive nature of the living tradition using internationally renowned artists from the world of Irish, Celtic and classical music, this celebratory concert will transport the audience into the world of one of the greatest Irish playwrights.The concert takes place at An Grianán Theatre on Sunday July 17th at 8pm. Tickets-€20/€15. Contact the Box Office on + 353 74 91 20777. The late Brian Friel.GALA CONCERT CELEBRATES THE LEGACY OF BRIAN FRIEL – DON’T MISS OUT was last modified: July 3rd, 2016 by John2Share 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:”Home to Ballybeg – A Tribute To Brian Friel by Manus LunnyAn Grianan TheatreRCClast_img read more

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first_imgFinn Valley ACLast Saturday and Sunday saw the top juvenile athletes from around Ireland battling for podium places in the National Juvenile Championships in Tullamore and a large number of Finn Valley athletes were to the fore.The Kelly brothers John & James were competing in their specialist event the Shot Putt and both walked away with not only Gold medals but 2 new Championships Records too. John claimed the u19 Boys title throwing the 6kg Shot out to 16.95m while James added the u-15 title and older brother John record in that event when he hurled the 3.25kg implement 17.88m.It is a testament to these boys hard work and talent guided by coach and father John Snr that they now hold all the Shot Putt Championship records from u-12 to u-19 a truly amazing achievement. Aaron Mc Glynn continued to show his class in the u-15 Boys 800m with a gun to tape win and new Championship Record of 1 min 59.12 seconds and backed that up the following day to reach the 200m final and ran a respectable 23.94 seconds for 4th place against seasoned sprinters.Blathnaid Patton was in Gold medal winning form when she leaped out to a new pb of 11.54m in the u-19 Girls Triple Jump, she also claimed a Bronze earlier in the day in the High Jump much to the delighted of the Patton family and coach Niall Wilkinson.Teammate and training partner Simone Crawford won the Silver medal in the same u-19 Triple jump witness by mum Helena and a phone call to dad Adrian would have been met with a sense of pride as Adrian was an Irish Champion in the Triple Jump back in the 1980’s.Jade Leeper was in a battle for the Gold in the u-18 Girls Discus with only centimetres between the top 2 until the final round but Jade had to settle for Silver on this occasion throwing 32.73m.Daniella Jansen has been putting in the hard training in recent weeks since the Ulster Champs under the watchful eye of Dermot Mc Granaghan and it certainly paid off with a Siver medal in the u-13 Girls 600m and a new pb of 1 minute 42.94 seconds.Lauren Callaghan who almost didn’t compete in the Long Jump having aggravated a hip injury competing the High jump the previous day but under the guidance of coach Paul Wilkinson took a chance that the hip would hold up jumped out tp 4.76m for Silver with Micheala Byrne who also nearly pulled out with a high temperature the night before claiming the Bronze with a 4.61m effort.Naoimh Mc Granaghan gained another Bronze medal in the u-16 Girls Hammer with a 39.60m just 14cm of the Silver, a little below her best but could not throw her own hammer as it did not pass the weigh in just a fraction light. She then was 6th in the Shot Putt with teammate Bridget Mc Dyer in 8th place. Young Amy Mc Menamin has been burning up the track this year and gained a much deserved Bronze medal in the u-12 Girls 600m with a fantastic 1 minute 46.57 with teammate Chloe Coyle 7th 1 minute 52.76 and Andrea Browne 1 minute 58.59 a great bunch of girls brought through the year by Mairead Mc Grath who was beaming with pride.Others who performed well just out of the medals wereOisin Gallen u-18 Boys 3,000m: 5th – 9.00.57 was up with the pace and in Bronze medal position until the last 100mJanine Boyle 5th in the u-16 Long Jump 5.16m and 7th in the 200m 26.91 secs Caoimhe Mc Menamin 5th in the u-19 Girls Triple Jump and 9th in the Long Jump.Karen Gallagher ran a great race in the Girls u-14 1,500m, 5th: 5.06.41 with Aoife Mc Grath 9th: 5.09.73.We had 4 girls in the u-13 High Jump: Lauren Callaghan 5th 1.40m, Michaela Byrne 7th 1.35m, Daniella Jansen & Abby Meehan 8th 1.30m.Valisa O’Donnell 7th in the Shot Putt 8.81m (pb) 6th in the u-13 Girls Javelin 22.94m (pb) with Louise Mc Sorley 12th with 18.42m.Ian Brennan just shy of his pb was 6th in the u-18 Boys Long Jump 6.31m, coach Adrian Lecky very pleased with Ian’s progress this year.Joey Donald was 6th in the u-16 Boys Long Jump 5.19m.Dylan Kearns made it through to the u-16 Boys 250m Hurdles and finished 7th 40.05 seconds.Alex Mc Geehan 8th in the u-14 Boys High Jump 1.35mCousins Oisin & Mark Mc Elhinney had pb’s with Oisin improving over 10m when throwing 24.72m in the u-14 Javelin and Mark 10.29m in the u-14 Shot putt both just outside the top 8.Jack Gillespie was 10th in the u-14 Boys 1,500m 5.01.41.Amy Boyle-Carr ran near her best in the u-14 Girls 200m 10th 28.40 seconds.Cate Smyth was 12th in the u-13 Girls Long Jump getting over 4m with a 4.10m leap.Gavin Mc Laughlin was off his game with a 10th place finish in the u-18 Boys Discus and is much better than that result shows.Jamie Lecky competed in his first Irish Championships and threw the 400g Javelin 17.84mSummary7 Gold, 7 Silver and 7 Bronze, 4 Championship Records and a host of Personnel Bests over both weekends.With a least 3 of our top athletes unavailable due to injury etc this total would have been even higher and it will be interesting to see where we stand overall in the rankings when all the results are analysed.This is the final Juvenile Championships for some of our athletes and we would like to wish John Kelly, Fellan Mc Guigan, Patrick Penrose, Blathnaid Patton, Caoimhe Mc Menamin, Simone Crawford and Shannon Mc Laughlin the best of luck in the Junior /Senior ranks in future.Celtic GamesCeltic Games selection could be on the cards for 2 or 3 of our athletes in the coming days so watch this space.Youth Development LeagueTraining will continue for those athletes interested in completing the Youth Development League program on the 9th of August and the Final on the 31st of August.ATHLETICS NEWS: FINN VALLEY ATHLETES ON FIRE AT NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS IN TULLAMORE was last modified: July 29th, 2014 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:Aaron McGlynnathleticsFinn Valley ACNoticesSportlast_img read more

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first_imgMotorists have been warned to take extra care tonight as temperatures are set to plummet to -4 degrees across Donegal.Met Eireann are warning of black ice on roads as the first plunging temperatures of winter take hold.There was ice on many roads and footpaths around villages and town across Donegal this morning. Temperatures barely got above four degrees in many places throughout the day leaving a numbing cold.None of the major roads were treated but gritters are set to take to the roads in the coming days.There were no reports of any major accidents as a result of the black ice across the county.A Garda spokesman said “We would simply ask people to slow down and not to take any chances.”   MOTORISTS WARNED AS TEMPERATURES TO DROP TO -4 TONIGHT was last modified: November 24th, 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:donegalDRIVERSfrosticeROADSlast_img read more

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first_imgCULVER CITY – Tony Haney considers himself a fairly healthy eater – he tries to eat fruit and vegetables at home and usually orders roast chicken or teriyaki rice when he eats out. But when he hits a fast-food joint, Haney falls under a greasy spell. On a recent trip to Wendy’s, he passed up a side salad in favor of a baked potato topped with cheddar and bacon with his hamburger combo meal. “You may walk in here feeling like you want to do something good for yourself,” said Haney, an actor and screenwriter in his mid-30s, “but it’s hard to resist when you smell the grease.” One option Haney no longer had: a fruit bowl of melon, pineapple and grapes. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake Wendy’s dropped the entree-sized bowl and a smaller fruit cup last month – they just didn’t sell enough. “We put a strong push behind it,” said Wendy’s spokesman Bob Bertini. “But as we got through the summer and moved to fall, the fruit was not meeting our sales expectation.” Though McDonald’s has found some success with its fruit offerings, many people apparently still prefer to indulge when they eat out. In 2004, the top three items ordered at restaurants were burgers, french fries and pizza, according to the NPD Group, a consumer marketing research firm. And while recent studies found that Americans’ consumption of fruit and vegetable is on the rise, most people are eating those things at home. Wendy’s introduced the fruit items in February to provide healthier choices and counter publicity blaming fast food for Americans’ expanding waistlines. The bowl cost around $4.19, the cup around $2.19. Neither Wendy’s nor McDonald’s would release specific sales figures for their healthier offerings. In 2002, Wendy’s began improving its salad offerings, same-store sales rose 4.7 percent, an increase the company partly attributed to salad sales, Dennis Milton, an analyst at Standard & Poor’s. Same-store sales for McDonald’s restaurants increased 9.6 percent in 2004 and 4.4 percent last year, an increase the chain attributed in part to improved menu offerings. Wendy’s mistake might have been in its choice of fruit – melons can have a short shelf life – not the choice to offer fruit in the first place. “Wendy’s had the right idea to offer fruit, but knowing the fresh cut fruit business, melons are harder to work with than hardier fruits,” said Elizabeth Pivonka, a nutritionist and president of Produce for Better Health Foundation. Bertini, the spokesman for Wendy’s, said that fruit did not sell well in cold weather and that the chain may reintroduce it sometime. Milton said healthy food has been key to the fast-food industry’s growth in the past three years, particularly at McDonald’s, where healthier menu items have attracted women and health-conscious eaters. “Wendy’s is more an exception than the rule,” Milton said. “It has helped set the trend in motion with the success of its salads a couple years ago. McDonald’s is just having more success at the expense of Wendy’s.” 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

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first_imgIT was being held together with bits of rope.It had four dodgy bald tyres, no NCT, no tax, no brakes, no insurance and different number plates on the front and back….. And it was being driven by a man already banned from driving.Gardai are already calling this Donegal’s worst ever car…..and oh, did we forget to mention it was made of different vehicles!Tonight it has been towed to Buncrana Garda Station on the back of a pick-up truck, because it was just too dangerous to drive.The red Citroen Saxo was in such bad condition, it would hardly raise a fiver in scrap. It was seized in Inishowen as part of a Garda initiative across Co Donegal to clamp down on dangerous vehicles.“You can only imagine what could have happened had this car not been seized when it was,” said a senior Garda spokesman.“It was in a shocking condition; we find it incredible that anyone would even consider taking such a vehicle onto a public road.“It was a disaster waiting to happen and thankfully it is no longer on the road – and never will be again.”The driver was questioned and now faces another court appearance.The least of his worries will be another motoring ban when he appears in court. The next time this particular motorist hears the slamming of a metal door behind him it could be in the clink…..REVEALED: GARDAI SEIZE DONEGAL’S WORST EVER CAR FROM DISQUALIFIED DRIVER! was last modified: September 23rd, 2015 by John2Share 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:buncranacardonegalGardaseizedworst ever carlast_img read more

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