‘Nightmare’ for workers

first_imgRemember the Department of Homeland Security’s “no-fly” lists that erratically flagged 3-year-old children and dozens of men named David Nelson as potential terrorists seeking to board commercial airplanes? Well, now privacy experts are warning America to prepare for the “no-work” list. As Congress battles over new immigration policy, experts say a little-discussed aspect of the bill – mandatory employee eligibility verification – is likely to have a colossal impact on the lives of every person in the U.S. labor market – citizen and immigrant alike. “Everyone who wants to work will feel this provision,” said Tim Sparapani, legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union. “People are just beginning to understand the implications of it, and they’re big.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2As they debate immigration reform, Republicans and Democrats have largely agreed on the need for a nationwide system that would allow employers to verify that potential workers are citizens or legal residents. But privacy advocates say the rush to mandate widespread eligibility checks is being done with little understanding of the technical problems that could wrongly put thousands of people out of work each year while leading to rampant discrimination. And, they warn, the government may also begin to compile new and vast databases of information on every employable man, woman and teen. Department of Homeland Security officials and advocates of the employer verification system say privacy activists are fanning overblown fears. No personal information is stored or tracked, they maintain, and the program is devised to protect employees from being left jobless while waiting for a green light from the system. Currently that system – a voluntary one – is called the Basic Pilot Program. About 6,000 participating employers use it annually to electronically check workers’ I-9 forms against Social Security and visa information. If the system is rolled out nationally, it would have to accommodate an estimated U.S. work force of 144 million. About 57 million people, according to the Department of Labor, take new jobs each year – 13.4 million in Western states alone. Mark Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, said most Americans wrongly think they will be exempt from verification. “Generally speaking, people who aren’t in the immigrant community assume it won’t affect them. But for the system to work, it has to encompass the entire American work force.” The bills, he said, “put the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security in the middle of every employment decision in the United States.” Under the Senate bill, employers would have to use the system to check every new employee; the House bill requires employers to check current workers, as well as prospective ones. “This is many orders of magnitude greater than what currently exists,” Sparapani said. “As a computer network problem, that’s a massive undertaking.” Chris Bentley, spokesman for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a bureau of the Department of Homeland Security that oversees the program, expressed confidence that the Basic Pilot Program could rapidly expanded. He noted that the system is not a database that needs to be created, but rather an interface that can access information from the Social Security Administration and USCIS records. However, ramping up the system would require money and resources to accommodate the heavy influx of new users. Currently, the system either confirms an employee’s eligibility or issues a “tentative non-confirmation” when employers enter a Social Security or visa number along with other identifiers like birthdate. In the event of non-confirmations, employers must notify workers, who then have 10 days to contest it. During that time, employers are prohibited from firing, suspending or docking pay. Bentley also noted that employees must already be hired and working before the verification can be done, so they are not waiting on the wheels of bureaucracy to turn in order to feed their families. “No one is in a holding pattern here,” he said. But reality does not always conform to law. According to UCSIS’ own 2002 study, employers use the pilot system to screen applicants even before they are hired. And the study found that when employers received a tentative non-confirmation, “job applicants are unlikely to be notified.” Moreover, 67 percent of employees who contested a non-confirmation reported being suspended, docked pay or having their job training delayed while they sorted out their records. A 2004 agency report found that erroneous non-confirmations for foreign-born workers were “unacceptably high,” and “higher than desirable” for U.S.-born workers. The errors, it found, were largely because of data-entry mistakes and accuracy problems with either the Social Security or USCIS databases. This created burdens for employees and employers, increased verification costs for the government and led to unintentional discrimination against foreign-born persons, the study found. These days, the USCIS pegs the overall error rate as low as 1.4 percent. But extrapolated over 54 million workers in a mandatory national system, that could result in more than 750,000 people wrongly being told each year they are ineligible to work. Sparapani likened it to the Department of Homeland Security’s no-fly list, which led to dozens of men named David Nelson being detained at airports because one man named David Nelson apparently was named in the national database as a potential terrorist. “I’ve called this system the `no-work list,”‘ Sparapani said. “Pick your common surname. It’s a nightmare for the system. And imagine not being able to work and provide for your family,” he said. While the Senate bill provides employees with broader ability to contest and appeal their finding, the House version does not. But accuracy could have its dangers as well. The more information the government collects in the name of preserving accuracy and preventing identity fraud, the more information the government has on all of us, experts point out. “It’s the government creating another system of identification,” Rotenberg said. While DHS officials maintained that no employment data is tracked or stored, Rotenberg and others predicted it someday would be. And without privacy restrictions on how the information is used, they warned, numerous agencies could potentially tap into the data at any time. Ultimately, though, immigration experts said the employer verification program, even with its faults, is the best way to block illegal immigration. “There are legitimate concerns in terms of privacy and the rights of individuals to access and correct their records,” said Deborah Meyers, a senior policy expert at the Migration Policy Institute. But, she said, “ultimately, from an immigration perspective, only an employer verification system has the potential to reduce illegal immigration to the United States, because ultimately it’s the job magnet that draws illegals to the U.S. “The deterrent has to be the inability to get a job,” she said. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Huddersfield manager David Wagner linked with return to Borussia Dortmund

first_img1 David Wagner Huddersfield manager David Wagner is being linked with the top job at Borussia Dortmund.The position of current Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel is currently in question with the Bundesliga giants 16 points off the top of the table.As such, it has been suggested that Tuchel could leave in the summer and a list potential replacements is being drawn up.And, according to Bild, Wagner is among those on their radar after his success with Huddersfield, who have made the Championship play-offs this season and could yet be promoted.Wagner has strong links with Dortmund having cut his teeth as a manager there, taking charge of the reserve side between 2011 and 2015.And he could now be in line for the top job, should Tuchel move on this summer.last_img read more

Seven summer moves which will help AC Milan rock European football again

first_img 7 Confirmed: Andre Silva – €38m – Thrilling young Portuguese talent wasn’t going to be at Porto before someone snapped him up and it is AC Milan who have made the move this summer. Silva possesses not only a predatory instinct, but an array of skills to lay on assists for team-mates. Able to play in both a two-man, or three-man front-line, the forward, who is already an international star, could be in the reckoning for the Capocannoniere if things go to plan and he settles quickly having managed 16 goals in 32 appearances last time out. It’s been a while since AC Milan have been mentioned among the elite of European football.Four seasons of Serie A finishes outside the top six have seen the Rossoneri drop down the ranks when comparing top clubs, despite winning the Champions League in 2003 and 2007, while also reaching the final in 2005.Stars like Andriy Shevchenko, Kaka, Ronaldinho, and Paolo Maldini, are long gone, but a new group of players is being assembled as they look for a return to the top table of the European game.Following Yonghong Li’s takeover of the club – ending Silvio Berlusconi’s 31-year reign – more funds are being made available to manager Vincenzo Montella, and they haven’t wasted their time in splashing the cash.So, who are the men being tasked with taking AC Milan back to the top?Click the right arrow above to see the player who have already been signed, and those rumoured to be moving to the San Siro this summer… Confirmed: Franck Kessie – Two-year loan with an obligation to buy – Atalanta impressed everyone last season, ending the season in fourth place – but the team from Bergamo have now lost one of their star players. Kessie is powerful box-to-box midfielder, who can cause havoc with driving runs, but is still a little raw. He already possesses the composure and confidence to be a regular penalty taker, but can be a little reckless when it comes to trying to win the ball back from opponents. Rumour: Andrea Conti (Atalanta) – One of AC Milan’s top targets, Conti excelled at right wing-back last season for his current club, scoring eight goals and laying on four for team-mates. Reports suggest the player has agreed a deal with the Rossoneri and now the two clubs must agree a fee. Like Rodriguez on the opposite flank, he will look to excite fans at the San Siro with his gung-ho style. 7 Confirmed: Ricardo Rodriguez – €15m – After being pursued by some of Europe’s top clubs for the last two summers, Swiss star Rodriguez is finally swapping clubs. The former Wolfsburg left-back is fond of getting forward and will no doubt excite the San Siro, while his set-pieces are also of note. An ankle injury curtailed his season but he should be fit and firing for the new campaign, and ready to prove a point. 7 7 7 7 7 Rumour: Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig) – Europe’s creator-in-chief last season, the Swedish star made 19 assists and scored eight goals from attacking midfield in the Bundesliga. He’s now being targeted by a host of clubs, but AC Milan are at the front of the queue. Asked about a move to the San Siro while on international duty, Forsberg was reluctant to comment but acknowledge he knew plenty about the new ‘project’ taking place at the club. New contract imminent: Gianluigi Donnarumma – The deal that would top all the others is a new contract for teen goalkeeping sensation Donnarumma. Already pencilled in as the heir to Gianluigi Buffon on the international stage, Gigio seems set to sign a huge new deal, after admitting he was looking for a new house in the city, insisting he was ‘attached to Milan’. Confirmed: Mateo Musacchio – €18m – Click the right arrow above to see the players who have already been signed, and those rumoured to be moving to the San Siro this summer… – Almost signed by Tottenham Hotspur two years ago, the Argentine has been a big part of Villarreal’s defence but has also experienced injury issues which have curtailed his playing time. He will be looking to give his all in red and black this coming season and force his way back into the international reckoning ahead of the World Cup. Musacchio isn’t the tallest, but is composed on the ball and confident going into tackles. last_img read more

France 3-2 England: Les Bleus reduced to 10 men but Three Lions beaten in Paris

first_img Ousmane Dembele scored France’s winner with just over 10 minutes remaining 1 Not even the controversial use of video assistant referees could prevent Gareth Southgate’s England from succumbing to defeat in their season-ending friendly against France.Touching tributes to the victims of the recent Manchester and London terror attacks made way for a surprisingly entertaining match, with captain Harry Kane opening the scoring early on at the end of a fine Three Lions move.Samuel Umtiti and Djibril Sidibe turned things around for the hosts before half-time, with Ousmane Dembele wrapping up a deserved 3-2 win as France made light of Kane’s equaliser and Raphael Varane’s sending off as VARs were utilised for the first time in an England match.The decision at the start of the second half highlighted the issues that need ironing out with the system being trialled by FIFA at selected matches ahead of wider implementation.Confusion reigned for a minute inside the Stade de France as referee Davide Massa waited to hear from video assistant team of Marco Guida and Massimiliano Irrati, with the penalty compounded by Varane’s controversial red card for bringing down Dele Alli.On-field bemusement was echoed by the home support, whose frustration would be lifted by their exciting, young side.Outrageously-talented 18-year-old Kylian Mbappe hit the bar and provided the pass that saw Dembele secure Didier Deschamps’ 10 men victory.England’s 3-4-3 formation did not work anywhere near as effectively as in March’s friendly in Germany, leading to an eventual switch to a four-man defence on an evening that gives Southgate plenty to ponder this summer.The match got under way five minutes late as those killed and injured in the recent attacks in Manchester and London were remembered in Paris.Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron hot-footed it from counter-terrorism talks to see the touching reversal of the tributes paid at Wembley when the sides met days after the Paris attacks in November 2015.The English flag was visible around the Stade de France, where the Republican Guard played a rendition of Oasis’ Don’t Look Back in Anger as fans and players showed solidarity and togetherness.When attention turned to football, those in attendance bore witness to a superb team goal inside just nine minutes as England clicked in style.Alli’s crossfield ball was controlled by Raheem Sterling, before smartly putting in the overlapping Ryan Bertrand with a superb backheel. The left-back sent in a low cross to the far post for Kane to finish a superb team move – a delicious opener France quickly attempted to cancel out.Olivier Giroud’s frustration was visible after an offside call saw his superb acrobatic goal cancelled out, before Dembele somehow directed wide after bursting through to latch onto a pass from Mbappe.They were warning signs Southgate’s men failed to heed.Giroud was allowed to meet a free-kick with a powerful header that Tom Heaton did well to stop. But the Burnley goalkeeper, making his first start, could not stop Umtiti rifling home the loose ball.Heaton denied Mbappe at his near post as France looked to go ahead, before England belatedly showed some attacking intent as Bertrand was denied by Hugo Lloris.Eric Dier fired just wide from the resulting corner on a night when the Tottenham midfielder was not giving his defence enough protection.France capitalised on England’s fragile defence two minutes before half-time.Dembele led the charge and played the ball out wide, only for Gary Cahill’s intervention to play it back into his path. Showing great composure he cut in and got away a shot that Heaton denied, only for France to score another rebound as Sidibe turned in.Sterling saw a penalty appeal overlooked before half-time, with Kyle Walker and Jack Butland brought on for the second period, which got off to a controversial start.Alli’s burst into the box ended under pressure from Varane, with referee Massa pointing to the spot and referring to the video assistants.Confusion reigned at the Stade de France in the minute between awarding the penalty and handing a straight red card to Varane, with Kane then stepping up to beat Tottenham team-mate Lloris from the spot.Deschamps moved to steady the ship as the sting was temporarily taken out of proceedings as England struggled to make their advantage count.Butland did well to deny Mbappe before dawdling Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain was robbed of possession, allowing the French teenager to unleash a shot that rattled the bar.Thomas Lemar saw his follow-up hacked off the line and shaky England were punished in the 78th minute.Impressive Paul Pogba put through Mbappe, whose pass wide was met by a nice touch and low drive from Dembele that beat Butland.The England goalkeeper prevented it getting any worse on a night when Southgate’s side struggled.last_img read more

Best money can buy! The dream Diego Costa replacements for Chelsea this summer

first_img Kylian Mbappe (Monaco) – The majority of Europe’s elite clubs are chasing Mbappe’s signature this season, which is no surprise given the breakthrough campaign the teenager enjoyed at Monaco. The 18-year-old scored 15 in Ligue 1 and netted six in the Champions League to prove he’s more than capable of competing with the world’s finest players, despite his young age. He’ll cost an awful lot of money, but if the Premier League champions want to signal a major message of intent in the summer market, there can no better way to do so than by going all out for the Frenchman. 6 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon) – Lacazette was one of the most in-demand players of the summer transfer window last year, but stayed put in Lyon and predictably continued to freely hit the back of the net in Ligue 1. He’s scored 76 league goals in the past three seasons combined, and plenty want the striker to now test his ability outside of the French top flight. Diego Costa has been told where to go by Antonio Conte, leaving Chelsea with a big player to replace in this summer’s market.The Premier League champions are yet to act in the transfer window, but rumours are beginning to intensify over possible targets.Chelsea no doubt have the funds to go all out for one of Europe’s top centre forwards – so who should they be going for?Scroll through the gallery above to check out six ‘dream’ replacements to Diego Costa. Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – Sanchez deserved to be ending the campaign with more than an FA Cup winners’ medal to take home. The Chilean carried Arsenal for much of last season, with it likely the north London outfit would have finished lower than fifth without his influence. While typically considered a winger, the 28-year-old was often played in a central attacking role and scored the majority of his 24 league goals in this position (17). The thought of Sanchez lining up with Eden Hazard is mouth-watering. 6 6 6 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) – It seems to be only a matter of time before Aubameyang moves on from the Westfalenstadion. The Gabon striker won the Bundesliga Golden Boot last season, beating Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski to the honour with 31 goals. His pace in attack would lighten up any attack and he could help to bring out the very best in Eden Hazard. 6 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – click the arrow above, right, to check out more ‘dream’ replacements to Diego Costa at Chelsea – Bayern were today forced to release a statement warning clubs over any approach for Lewandowski’s signature, with Sky Sports claiming Chelsea and Manchester United had held talks with the striker’s representatives. Only a tremendous offer would force the Bundesliga club to sell, but the aforementioned duo certainly have the finances to make it happen. The Poland international would be an upgrade to Diego Costa and the Stamford Bridge faithful will be dreaming about this deal, even if it is a little farfetched. Andrea Belotti (Torino) – It’s still early days in the career of Belotti, but he seems the real deal. The Italy international scored 26 goals in Serie A last season, more than double the tally he recorded in the previous campaign for Torino. His career is on the rise and he might well be tempted to see if he can replicate his form in the Premier League. 6last_img read more

Man convicted of breach of peace during Taoiseach’s visit has conviction upheld

first_imgA man who was convicted of a public order offence when Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the MacGill Summer school has had the conviction upheld on appeal in Donegal Circuit Court.Gerry Bray of Church Road, Killybegs had been convicted of causing a breach of the peace at Main Street, Glenties on July 24, 2015. Garda Gerard Gallen told the appeal he had been on public order duty on the day and had been briefed that the Taoiseach was due attended the summer school taking place in the Highlands Hotel and that there would be water protesters present.He said as the State vehicle arrived a man jumped the barrier and ran towards the car in a “threatening and threatening manner” and shouted “scumbag” as he did so while carrying a sign in his hand.Garda Gallen apprehended and removed him from the scene.He showed the sign to Judge Cormac Quinn that read “Not My Debt”.Mr Bray crossed examined Garda Gallen and said a copy of the district court record showed that Garda Gallen first claimed he knew him and later denied he knew him and this indicated he was not telling the truth. Garda Gallen said he did know him prior to the day.Mr Bray told the court he simply stepped over the barrier and walked across the road for “a chat” about “political policing” with the Taoiseach when he was “jumped on by the gardaí”.He said he had addressed the Taoiseach twice before on different occasions and he did not shout abuse at him on the day in question, nor was he a “thug or an ignorant man”.He said there was footage of the Taoiseach’s arrival on national television, as well as a clip on Youtube of the alleged incident, which would show he did not shout any obscenities.Witness, Ms Charlie McDyre, said she was attending the protest and did not see Mr Bray shout abuse on the day, adding that he “didn’t get far” once he crossed the barrier.Judge Cormac Quinn adjourned the matter to yesterday (Wednesday) so he could have an opportunity view the clip on Youtube.At the reconvened hearing he said he viewed the footage and due to music and background noise he could not hear any specific obscenities but he read out a definition of the charge of breach of the peace saying it pertained to any abusive, threaten or insulting behaviour in either word or actions, adding that he would affirm the district court order and impose the conviction.He asked the defendant if he wished to appeal the severity of the €300 fine imposed and he replied that he would not as he will not be paying it anyway.Man convicted of breach of peace during Taoiseach’s visit has conviction upheld was last modified: March 23rd, 2017 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)last_img read more

DDTV: VIDEO OF RUNNERS IN THE BALLYARE 10K

first_imgMORE than 115 runners took part in the Ballyare 10k in glorious Donegal sunshine this evening.Locals lined the route to cheer on the runners – and the dozens more taking part in a fun walk/run earlier. There was a great atmosphere at one of Donegal’s finest historical pubs ‘Carrs of the Diamond’ where tea, sandwiches and cakes were laid on for runners and spectators; and of course the odd fine ale for those who wanted one.Pauric McKinney won the race in just over 34 minutes; about the time it would take the odd donegaldaily.com staffer to drive the same route, which wound its way around the fair byways and highways of Ballyare.We hope to have all the results on donegaldaily.com later. Our video shows all the runners just 100 metres after the start of the race as it hit the Ards road to Ramelton.DDTV: VIDEO OF RUNNERS IN THE BALLYARE 10K was last modified: August 19th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:ballyare 10kCarrs of the DiamondDDTVdonegallast_img read more

GAA: DONEGAL SOUTH RESULTS

first_imgU-16 Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 19-Apr-2012 Aodh Ruadh 6 – 14 1 – 1 Four Masters Aodh Ruadh Pre Rnd 1st LegU-14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment 18-Apr-2012 Naomh Columba 7 – 17 1 – 3 Naomh Brid Naomh ColumbaMinor League Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Apr-2012 Naomh Naille 0 – 5 1 – 4 Naomh Columba Naomh NailleU-14 League Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Apr-2012 Kilcar 1 – 13 2 – 8 Killybegs Kilcar Minor League Section 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment18-Apr-2012 Aodh Ruadh 2 – 12 1 – 7 Ardara Aodh RuadhU-16 Championship Division 1 Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Apr-2012 Dungloe 1 – 8 0 – 11 Naomh Conaill Dungloe Pre Rnd 1st LegU-16 Championship Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Apr-2012 Naomh Columba 0 – 2 0 – 10 Na Rossa Naomh Columba Pre Rnd 1st LegU-16 Championship Division 1Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Apr-2012 Killybegs 0 – 10 2 – 6 Ardara Killybegs Pre Rnd 1st LegU-16 Championship Division 2Date Team 1 Score Score Team 2 Venue Comment16-Apr-2012 Naomh Brid 3 – 8 2 – 7 Bundoran Pettigo Pre Rnd 1st LegGAA: DONEGAL SOUTH RESULTS was last modified: April 22nd, 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)last_img read more

24/7 TRIATHLON CLUB NEWS

first_img24/7 Triathlon club was well represented at both ends of the country last weekend with some excellent performances, getting the season of to a cracking start and showing that this small club had some big aspirations in 2012. A small continent of athletes travelled to the southwest tip of Ireland to compete in the National Championships on Valentia Island off the coast of Kerry. The weather gods were in fantastic form for the day with clear sunny skies and calm sea’s greeting the competitors for 10 am start.  The swim leg required athletes to swim from the mainland out to the island, a total distance of 750m followed by a 20km cycle loop of the island taking in views of the famous Valentia lighthouse, the scenic Skeligs (Micheal and Beag) and the much travelled ring of Kerry, followed by a 5km run leg around the small island village of Knightstown. Five athletes in total, Aidan Callaghan, Gavin Crawford, Margret Kelly, Pauric Kelly and Hazel Scorer made the 650 mile round trip for the event with all wishing to pit their wits and wear’s against the best tri-athletes in the country at the moment. Aidan Callaghan got off to a great start exiting the water in a time of 9.32 leaving himself in 5th place for the bike leg, he was closely followed by Gavin (11.51) Hazel (12.56) Pauric (13.00) Margret (13.24).  Unfortunately it was not to be and Aidan could not capitalise on his effort in the sea, crashing on the bike with about 4km to go, picking some pretty bad injuries therefore signalling the end of his race. Gavin, Pauric and Margret pushed hard on the bike section and made up some great time, Hazel too lost some time on the bike also coming off but did manage to finish the course and complete the run leg of the race. On the run, athletes again put in a massive effort and each can be happy with the day’s results, Gavin finished 18th overall and Margret was 7th woman home and 2nd in her age group. Excellent results given the field of 600 athletes and the calibre of competition. Nick Fowell and Cathal Roarty were also representing 24/7 at the weekend and travelled to Limavady on Saturday to complete in the annual event, held at the Roe Valley leisure centre. The swim section of the race was a pool swim followed by a 20km out and back bike with rolling hills giving plenty of opportunity to build up speed and momentum to gain valuable places leading into the 5km run leg. Nick had a fantastic day and will be very pleased with his 17th place overall, with Cathal also putting in good performances in the pool and turning out a sub 40 minute bike leg. Next up for the 24/7 athletes will be the Liam Ball Triathlon in the Templemore Complex Derry this coming Sunday. 24/7 TRIATHLON CLUB NEWS was last modified: May 15th, 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:24/7 TRIATHLON CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES

first_imgWintery conditions awaited the brave souls who ventured out in the scramble last Sunday in search of the elusive festive bird, with a few participants questioning their sanity, and others inquiring how much did a turkey cost, because 18 holes on a day like that just seemed like a high price to pay, especially for those of us that got no reward at the end ! But as usual, it turned out not to be as bad as it looked at first, and for three hardened soldiers, the battle with the elements was worth it. The winning team of Dan Canning, Shaun Sweeney and Noel Kiernan returned a very impressive score of nine under par to blow the rest of the field away and claim the prize. With Dan’s big tee shots and Shaun’s accurate approach shots, they defeated the elements and secured the turkey for Christmas day for the three of them. Everyone else will have to just keep trying, starting again this Sunday at Otway, with names in to the clubhouse by 11.45 for a 12 noon tee-off ! GOLF NEWS: OTWAY CLUB NOTES was last modified: October 31st, 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:OTWAY GOLF CLUB NOTESlast_img read more