4x400m RELAY It’s a battle that will most likely take us into the curtain-closing 4x400m relay Open event, with early projections tipping Calabar to ultimately lift the Mortimer Geddes Trophy, with a 20-odd points victory over KC. So there’s hardly any margin for error. Kingston College – winless since 2009 – have a few Titans of their own, with the likes of quarter-mile record holder Akeem Bloomfield and Class One double sprint gold medal hopeful Jhevaughn Matherson expected to carry major points for the Fortis clan. Jamaica College, who last tasted title success in 2011, have been steady, if not spectacular, throughout the season quietly going about their business at the various development meets. They should make much of the early noise at these championships, with the jumping standout O’Brien Wasome expected to fire a few warning shots in the long jump pit. Whether they have enough to upset the Calabar-KC duopoly will depend a lot on their execution in the events that they are expected to dominate and their ability to steal points from their rivals on a regular basis. Either way, the stage has been set for the 106th staging of what is widely viewed as the best event of its kind, a showpiece of excellence where age group athletics performance is concerned. The first strides will be taken today, and we are bound to get to a glorious end for some and anguish for others, but there are sure to be many memorable stops along the way. EVENTS Among today’s events, the Class One Boys’ long jump, the Girls’ Class Two shot put, the sprint hurdles, Girls’ Class One discus, as well as the 400m preliminaries, will all take focus. Edwin Allen enter this year’s championships at the top end of what appears to be a growing dynasty, having won back-to-back Girls’ titles and three of the last four. Tuned by Michael Dyke and led by captain and top sprinter Shellece Clarke, the girls from Frankfield, Clarendon, boast a well-rounded unit, which threatens to increase the gap between themselves and their rivals beyond the 100 points gulf that underlined their dominance in 2015. That’s bad news for the chasing pack, which, this year, is being headed by the girls from St Jago High, with the ever-improving Hydel High and old warriors Holmwood Technical all showing promise this season. They will, however, have to wait a while longer as based on their form this year, there is little to suggest that anyone will have enough to unseat a well-oiled Edwin Allen machine. Things are expected to be a lot closer among the boys, where four-time defending champions Calabar will be looking to add to their 25 titles. With the excellent Christopher Taylor leading their talented crop of sprinters, and Warren Barrett again taking charge of the throws corps, the Red Hills Road-based Calabar unit seems more than capable of holding off what is expected to be a fierce challenge from old foes Kingston College (KC) and Jamaica College (JC). Calabar High and Edwin Allen High schools will certainly retain their respective titles at the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships. Well, at least that’s what the experts believe. However, it isn’t that simple. The challengers are plenty, and determination and ambition run deep in the rival ranks, meaning that the defending champions will have to sharpen their swords and lift their shields over the next five days as we brace for another exciting race to the top of high-school athletics. Twenty-one preliminary events are scheduled for today’s opening day of action at the National Stadium, with a number of top athletes getting the chance to make an early impression.
UMBC players salute their fans after losing 50-43 to Kansas State a second-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, March 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)UMBC made more than history in the NCAA Tournament.By becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1, the Retrievers made about $1.7 million for the America East Conference. Loyola-Chicago’s buzzer-beating run to the Sweet 16 will be worth double that to the Missouri Valley Conference. Nevada’s consecutive comebacks were also worth about $3.4 million for the Mountain West. The MVC and Mountain West will pocket at least as much from NCAA Tournament units as the Pac-12, which had three teams in the field, all bounced after one game each.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UMBC’s athletic budget for 2017 was $9.3 million. NCAA records from 2010-15 show the America East earned a total of eight units and $2,086,514 in basketball revenue.Over that same period of time, the Missouri Valley earned 21 units and $5,477,099. The Mountain West earned 33 and $8,606,870.All that money helps explain why the American Athletic Conference lured tournament-regular Wichita State from the MVC last year, despite the Shockers not having a football team, and why the Mountain West is trying to strike a similar deal to pull Gonzaga out of the West Coast Conference.The Shockers went out in the first round, upset by Marshall, Conference USA’s only tournament team. But Gonzaga is back in the Sweet 16 after padding the WCC coffers with a Final Four appearance last year. 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The NCAA Tournament generates more than $700 million in revenue for the association and its schools, the vast majority from its media rights deal with CBS and Turner.Units for this year’s tournament are worth approximately $273,000, according to the NCAA, but their value ends up being greater than that.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 folkThe units are paid out annually each of the next six years, increasing in value each year by about 2-3 percent. The payout system means that one upset by UMBC should be worth more than $1.7 million. Units are earned every game a team appears in, with the exception of the first game played by an automatic qualifier and the NCAA championship game.The money goes to the conferences, unless the school is an independent in basketball. The NCAA encourages equal distribution by conferences among its members, but it is not required. Most do. Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil The Missouri Valley has in the past received multiple bids, but only champion Loyola-Chicago got in as an automatic qualifier this year. The MVC distributes the units revenue equally among 10 members — though the NCAA Tournament participants receive an additional half-share to cover travel expenses, MVC spokesman Ryan Davis said Sunday.The Atlantic Coast Conference has been rolling in units in recent years, with a total of 64 from 2015-17, worth more than $100 million . This season, the ACC got nine teams into the field, more than any other conference, and placed four teams in Sweet 16. Two of them — Duke and Syracuse — play in the regional semifinals, limiting the conference’s earning potential.The Big 12 also placed four teams in the round of 16. The Southeastern Conference and Big Ten each have two.For the ACC — and other Power Five conferences — NCAA units account for less than 10 percent of conference revenue. The ACC reported $373.4 million in revenue for fiscal year 2016 — most of which comes from a television rights deals with ESPN — and paid out about $25 million to each of its members.For low-major Division I schools such as UMBC and the eight other members of the America East, those units are real money.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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A Liberian educator has urged Ebola-weary Liberians to not dignify the terrifying predictions by some international organizations about an oncoming massive resurgence of the deadly virus.Mr. Thomas Bing Cooper, 66, admonished Liberians and foreign residents to instead observe and intensify the safety measures publicized by health authorities in the country to fight and eradicate the virus.Mr. Cooper, a former instructor of the defunct Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) who holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Professional Writing from the former Transworld Tutorial College in London, gave his reaction to the grave Ebola predictions in an exclusive interview with the Daily Observer recently in Monrovia. He urged Liberians and foreign residents to vigorously promote sensitization and awareness campaigns throughout the country.In the past week, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Ebola deaths could exceed 20,000; while the Atlanta-based United States government’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said that between 500,000 and 1.4 million people maybecome infected by January 2015. Also, the British medical journal, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, said that by mid-December, the virus will infect 171,000 and kill90,000 people in Liberia alone.Interestingly, many communities which initially denied the existence of the virus, and performed cultural burial practices, have now wholeheartedly joined the fight against Ebola. They have departed from their cultural and traditional habits and adopted the strict health measures instructed by health authorities to stop the spread of the virus.As a result of the terrifying predictions, many Liberians are worried, including those who were earlier in denial of the virus. Now they have seen that adhering strictly to the anti-Ebola measures and taking advantage of the awareness campaigns have resulted in diminishing infections and deaths in their neighborhoods.Many Liberians throughout the country who have seen the positive results of proper attitudes, behaviors and practices, have vehemently rejected the predictions by WHO and others.Today, Liberians strongly believe that with fortitude, determination and resilience, the deadly Ebola virus spread is being minimized, contained and controlled throughout the country.Liberians and foreign residents alike, especially in the business communities, have begun to have their hopes restored despite the terrifying and troubling predictions by WHO and others. Mr. Cooper warned Liberians not be complacent with recent gains and successes at the ETUs in the country.He also advised Liberians to desist from joining foreign countries in stigmatizing health workers and medical personnel in the front lines of the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Derby have extended the loan spell of Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland.Butland’s initial stay with the Championship club was due to expire this week, but the England Under-21 international will now remain at the iPro Stadium for another seven days while Rams number one Lee Grant completes his recovery from an ankle injury.The 21-year-old was brought in as cover for Grant after he was injured against Reading in October. Grant has missed six matches and it is still unclear whether he will be fit for Saturday’s league trip to Watford.Butland has made five appearances for Derby, keeping two clean sheets and helping the side to three wins along the way. Jack Butland in action for the England Under-21s 1
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonHere is the point: When you flush a toilet today, you use far less water than you would have 20 years ago. You do this not because you are an environmentalist, but because the machine takes care of it for you. For electricity conservers, think motion-sensor light switches that turn themselves off when you leave the room. Here’s another example: For many decades, the state Department of Health forbade the use of “gray water,” even for irrigation. Gray water is much less expensive to produce than “reclaimed water.” Gray water comes off your shower and your washing machine, goes through a home-based filter system, and can be used for your home landscaping, including fruit trees. In 1994, during a major drought, the city conducted a comparison of contamination in the soil where gray water was used with that of soil where potable water was used. Guess what: all the sites were equally contaminated, the result of squirrels, birds, cats and other animal life. So the state approved the program, and a month later lifted the ban statewide. Today freeway landscaping is routinely watered with recycled water rather than the potable stuff. Gray-water systems are not quite as user-neutral as low-flow toilets, but they’re close. And during that last major drought, private entrepreneurs created a whole industry, offering gray-water systems of varying complexity. But then some idiot declared the drought over, and, within months, the gray-water industry died. My system, part of the demonstration program, is still in my yard, but there is no one to call for maintenance because the company went out of business – taking its technology with it into oblivion. The best tools for conservation are the ones we don’t have to think about because a device does it for us. Consider, for example, the lowly toilet. Until the 1990s, your average household toilet used up to eight gallons of water per flush. In the early 1990s, with Los Angeles in the midst of a housing construction boom, I introduced an ordinance to require that all new residential toilets be the kind using no more than three gallons. (Today they are down to less than two.) The toilet manufacturers went nuts. But they eventually complied with the new law, and today “low-flow” are the only toilets on the market. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power discovered how much water would be saved, and thus how much “new” supply it would not have to create. That, in turn, resulted in one of the most creative programs the city has ever run. The DWP bought low-flow toilets in bulk, and hired community-based organizations to retrofit existing housing for low- and moderate-income families. The DWP and its community partners replaced well over 1million water-guzzling toilets. While government can still play a major role in encouraging conservation through demonstrations like the gray-water project, government is no longer alone. The private sector, moved as always by the desire to make money, is champing at the bit. Consider the waterless urinal, which requires government approval but not government development. Where government used to have to be the innovator, today government officials need only regulate to ensure public health and safety. In Southern California, the drought is never over. It is time to revive the gray-water industry and turn entrepreneurs loose to invent and sell us other tools that will make us conserve – no matter how we feel about the environment. Ruth Galanter is a former member and president of the Los Angeles City Council, on which she served for 16 years.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Castlefinn Community NewsWhist: 14/5/2014Ladies. 1st Maire Gormley, Plumbridge 163. 2nd Kathleen Duffy, Stranorlar 160. 3rd Mary Lafferty, Ballybofey 159 Gents. 1st Joe Corry, Castlederg 170. 2nd Mary Connolly, Ballybofey 166. 3rd TIE Malachy Brown, Raphoe and Dan Gormley, Plumbridge both scored 1601st Half: David O’Donnell, Letterkenny 872nd Half: Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford 81Snowball: Last weeks snowball was won by Molly O Haire, Strabane with a marvellous score of 199. Congratulations MollyNext week’s snowball is 190 or better for 30 euro.Everyone welcome to attend.Doneyloop Youth Club – Living On A Shoestring is a Free 3 Week Cookery Course facilitated by Wendy Long, Millstone Cookery Course commencing Wednesday 28th May 2014 in Doneyloop Youth Club from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. This course will focus on the preparation and cooking of healthy, nutritious meals while on a budget. This course has been kindly funded by Donegal Local Development Company and all are very welcome to attend (both male and female). Why not come along and learn from Wendy Long’s extensive expertise in this area – ring 086 8203491 to book a placeParent and Toddler: Parent and toddler meeting every Tuesday morning at the CPI from 10.30 am to 12 noon. All are welcomeDIY for WomenDIY for Women will be on at the CPI on Tuesday the 20th of May from 7pm to 9pm. For further information please contact Mary in the CPI Centre on 074 – 9143976Wellbeing in the Garden: CPI are delighted to announce that with the support of the HSE Health Promotion Unit we will be hosting a wellbeing in the garden day on Wednesday 21st May. 11:30 – 12:30pm, Composting in the Garden, 12:30 – 1:30, Community Chef and 2:00pm – 3:00pm: Beekeeping and its benefits. The event is free of charge. If you would like to book a place please contact the CPI Centre on 074 – 9143976.New CPI Website:The CPI at Castlefinn has a new website. The site’s newest feature, a Calendar detailing upcoming events online will be updated as soon as new events are announced. The website is http://castlefinncpi.wordpress.com/ and just select the calendar tab to see what’s just around the corner. If you have an event you want mentioned or you just need information contact the CPI at 074-9143976.ST Vincent de Paul Golf Classic:St Vincent de Paul is organising a Golf Classic Tournament on Sunday the 13th of July at the Strabane Golf Club in aid of the Castlefinn Conference. Teams of 4 are required with members at 20 euro and visitors at 60 euro. Timesheets are available from 7am. For more information call John at 087-1357450Tidy Towns Cleanup:A meeting of the Tidy Towns Cleanup committee will be meeting at the St Vincent de Paul centre in Castlefinn on Monday the 19th at 6.30pm. All Volunteers Welcome.DD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN TIDY TOWNS CLEANUP NEXT WEEK was last modified: May 15th, 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:DD LOCAL: CastlefinnFeaturesNotices
DUBLIN intermediate side Crumlin United have knocked Finn Harps out of the FAI Cup – but Letterkenny Rovers remain in the competition after an astonishing draw away to Athlone Town this evening.Greg Moorehouse – the man who hit Rovers for a hat-trick in the 5-o win in the Aviva last weekend – hit the winner for Crumlin in Ballybofey tonight.He struck in the 49th minute and Harps’ task got harder later in the half as Barry Molloy got two yellow cards in the space of four minutes and was sent off. Harps threw everything at United but couldn’t get an equaliser.It was a different story for Rovers who put their Aviva horror behind them to put in an impressive display away to Athlone.Paul McVeigh put in a man of the match performance on an evening when Rovers could have – and probably should have – beaten their hosts.But they will be happy with the 0-0. They replay now on Tuesday at 6pm in Leckview.FAI CUP: HARPS KNOCKED OUT BUT ROVERS EARN SUPER DRAW FOR REPLAY was last modified: May 21st, 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)
Letterkenny General Hospital has literally been ‘flooded’ with negative publicity in recent months.Since torrential rain engulfed up to 70% of the hospital in July, our county’s main medical centre has taken a bashing.We have soul-searched, asked how could a little bit of rain do something like this and we have looked for people to blame. But the reality is that just a little more than four months after being on life support, our hospital is showing excellent signs of making a full recovery.I saw this first hand when I was forced to attend the temporary accident and emergency unit on Saturday afternoon last.Mine wasn’t a life or death complaint.The hospital was under water just a few months ago. Copyright Donegal Daily.And yet I was seen to promptly, courteously and in a manner which I can only describe as utterly professional. I appreciate that other people may have different stories to tell.But I can only speak from personal experience and say I could not find a fault with the treatment I received for my 24 hours at Letterkenny General Hospital.I was treated to almost immediately in casualty and less than an hour later I found myself being taken to Surgical Two for overnight observation.The next morning I was told I would be getting a CT scan and that morning I was whisked in a wheelchair to the mobile scanning unit.I was kept fully informed of all that was happening to me and that a doctor would see me that afternoon to inform me about the results of my scan. In between I received what I can only describe as first-class care and attention from domestic to nursing staff.Don’t get me wrong, I was delighted to be told that my scan was fine and that I could leave that evening.But that was more because I promised three children that I would put up a Christmas tree that night.If the truth be told I wouldn’t have minded another restful night in such caring hands. We wondered a few months back why so many people literally waded in off the streets to help clear the water from the corridors of our hospital.I know the reason now.It is because it is OUR hospital, run by OUR people, looking after OUR community.And we should all be proud of the job they are doing there.SM.WHY WE SHOULD FLOOD LETTERKENNY HOSPITAL WITH PRAISE – A PERSONAL ACCOUNT was last modified: December 9th, 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 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:floodedLetterkenny General HospitalpatientsStaff
Larissa in actionFRANCE 19, IRELAND, 15: DONEGAL duo Nora Stapleton and Larissa Muldoon put in a stunning second half performance to almost deny France the grand slam tonight.Tries from Marion Lievre, Elodie Portaries and Shanon Izar had France seemingly home and dry before a superb second-half rally from defending champions Ireland.Gillian Bourke went over for two tries off rolling mauls, the first of which was the first try France have conceded all tourmament, and the boot of Niamh Briggs brought the women in green right back into it. But it was not to be in the end and to the delight of the crowd in the south of France Les Bleus held on to complete the cleansweep.The hosts got off to an ideal start when Lievre went over in only the fourth minute, good hands down the right putting the winger over in the corner, although fly-half Sandrine Agricole missed the conversion.reland managed to hold out in the face of incessant French attacks in the first period, No.8 Safi N’Diaye leading the charge but unable to make a breakthrough and it was 5-0 at the break.But their hard work was undone straight after the interval when prop Portaries crashed over from close range and with Agricole’s conversion France led 12-0. A Briggs penalty reduced the gap to nine points but no sooner had Ireland established a foothold than they were punished, Izar picking a great line to go in under the posts after a fine pass from Agricole, who also added the extras.Ireland refused to buckle though and when Bourke burrowed over at the back of a rolling maul on the hour mark the tide appeared to be turning – despite Briggs missing with the extras.And the driving maul proved too much for France with Bourke again emerging with the ball to grab her second but it proved to be just too little too late. WOMEN’S RBS 6 NATIONS: DONEGAL DUO DO IRELAND PROUD IN PARIS BATTLE was last modified: March 14th, 2014 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:6 nationsfranceIrelandLarissa MuldoonNora StapletonRUGBY
Daniel O’Donnell said he is so proud that Ireland’s sense of community is greater than anywhere else in the world but appealed for people to look after our elderly.The singing sensation was speaking at the expansion of ALONE’s services in his native Donegal today.The charity, which helps support people to age at home by offering a range of services, has teamed up with Good Morning Donegal. The Good Morning Donegal service provides daily phonecalls to the elderly to ensure that are feeling okay and to provide some social company.Daniel’s own late mother Julia used the service and he said it is this kind of care which makes Ireland such a great place.“I think the important thing is that in years past there was a great awareness of the community and I think that’s still here.“I always think that Ireland has changed but there is still something here in Ireland that is not in many places. “We still have a great community spirit and if somebody is in trouble then people rally,” he said.Daniel said that it is not just rural Ireland which needs such services but in the larger cities such as Dublin also.“I think it is important is a smaller community and I think it is important in the biggest city too. Because having people doesn’t mean that you have people with you.“You can be living in a very built-up area and never see anyone so its important in the rural community but it is important in the city too.“This is not something just for a county like Donegal because I think that an awful lot of the time we think that if we’re in a built-up area then somebody is going to be there but that’s not always the case. “In a way in the rural community, you have more of a connection in the rural community. It is invaluable because people on their own might not see anyone but if they get that call then it really connects you,” he added.The singer added that there are a lot of issues which have led to isolation but paid tribute to the volunteers who help Ireland’s older community.“There’s a lot of issues that have caused this. But I think as long as there are organisations like this that have their finger on the pulse and you need your finger on the pulse to know how the blood is running,” he added.Sean Moynihan, CEO of ALONE, said they are delighted to be expanding their services to people in Donegal with more than 15,800 aged over 65 in the county and with 6,500 of those living alone. “He said “Our volunteers help to support older people by offering them a visit or a phonecall, having a chat and providing access to support. Often, they go on to make a friend for life.”Daniel pleads with Donegal public to look after the elderly in our community was last modified: July 10th, 2019 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:alonecharitydaniel o’donnelldonegalmumphonecalls