Oceania rugby appoints first female representative

first_imgThe announcement was made in Fiji by Oceania Rugby President Richard Sapias.”I am delighted to announce that at our recent Oceania Rugby Board meeting – the directors and I unanimously appointed Fiji’s Cathy Wong to be Oceania Rugby’s first female representative to the World Rugby Council,” he said.”World Rugby as an outcome of its Council Meeting in November last year, in London, underscored its commitment to furthering gender equality at all levels of the organization by announcing sweeping reforms of its Council with an ambition of at least one-third women’s representation from 2018 onwards,” Sapias said.”Cathy’s appointment will give Women’s Rugby in the Oceania Region a louder voice to share the work that our Member Unions are doing to increase participation and involvement at all levels of the game,” he added.Sapias noted that through this historic and unprecedented decision spearheaded by Chairman Bill Beaumont, World Rugby has now increased the number of people who sit on Council – its highest decision-making body – from 32 to 49, with the 17 new representatives to be women.”This appointment will strengthen the recognition of women as Board directors and the value women bring into boards,” Cathy Wong said at the announcement.”It recognises the importance that World Rugby has placed women in the highest level of governance in rugby, the contribution we bring to the table and our contribution towards building an inclusive model of decision making,” she added.”I see this as a major breakthrough in changing the mind-set that women can be the best at whatever they choose to be,” she mentioned.”I would like to see us maximize the power of athletes as mentors and agents for change in issues like violence against women, harassment in sports, drugs in sports, safeguarding of athletes, the fight against NCD’s (Non-Communicable Diseases) in Oceania,” she added.In order to support that growth, promote greater parity at all levels across the sport and further strengthen and grow the game globally; the Council Meeting last year also ratified and approved a new strategic Women’s Plan.Rugby Services Manager Oceania, World Rugby and General Manager, Oceania Rugby Bruce Cook said,”Rugby’s popularity makes it an ideal platform to raise awareness, build understanding, adjust negative social norms, and support innovative solutions to promote gender-equality and to end violence against women and girls.””Cathy’s appointment on the back of this transformational reform – will change the way rugby is governed going forward; making a difference not just for women in rugby but for all of rugby,”Cook further added, “a record number of women’s team are now competing at national and international level.””Since 2015, almost 80 thousand girls in 14 Pacific Island countries have participated in “Get into Rugby” and in 2017, 56% of Get into Rugby participants were girls,” Cook said.”We place our utmost confidence and pledge our continued support to Cathy and congratulate her once again on her appointment, Cook added.Cathy has had a notable career in sports-medicine and was former Director of Physiotherapy for Fiji Rugby Union (FRU).FRU Chief Executive Officer John O’Connor said, “this is a historic milestone for FRU and likewise for rugby in Fiji as Cathy is the first Fijian woman or Fijian to be appointed to the World Rugby Council.””In 2016 we were proud to nominate Cathy as one of the independent members to the Oceania Rugby Council and we are so proud now to hear the announcement of her appointment to the World Rugby Council,” O’Connor added.”Congratulations to Cathy and we wish her all the best in her appointment to the World Rugby Council and we look forward to working with her in growing the women’s game in Fiji,” O’Connor concluded.last_img read more

AZ Reid admits San Miguel took Blackwater lightly

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The Elite hung on to the lead as the clock ran out to go up 2-0 in a surprise start. “We started relaxing, chilling, and thinking it’s funny, laughing, and joking,” said Reid who finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds. “Just keep your mouth shut and try to play the best that you can, and hopefully you come out on top.”The loss sent the Beermen to fall to the seventh seed with a 1-1 record instead of being at the second spot with a 2-0 card and tied with Magnolia and Blackwater.San Miguel, though, will have more than two weeks of break as the PBA heads into recess to accommodate the fourth window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.“We just got to regroup and hopefully everyone takes it seriously next time,” said Reid. “We got to stay tough, mentally tough, get a lead and not fold, not break. We broke tonight, and it resulted in a loss.” ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 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 LATEST STORIES Sigh of relief as Slaughter walks off tweaked ankle Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The Elite were able to stun the mighty Beermen, 103-100, for their second straight win and import AZ Reid knows why they lost to a team that bears little history.“We took them lightly, we didn’t play the way we normally play, like the way we played in the first game,” said Reid Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. “We played around, a lot of smiling, a lot of joking, so we lost.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’San Miguel was ahead 82-74 heading into the fourth quarter but the Elite chipped away at the margin throughout the period.After falling behind 92-91 off of Chris Ross’ three at the 5:46 mark, the Elite mounted a 7-0 run to take a 98-92 lead on Henry Walker’s triple with 3:29 left in the game. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown In terms of history, no other team in the PBA can match up to San Miguel but for one night in the 2018 Governors’ Cup humble Blackwater was able to write its own footnote.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Lasorda’s optimism in usual overdrive

first_imgAnd, before I’m even able to ask Lasorda a question about how he feels about being on the threshold of turning 80, he launches into a stream of consciousness spiel about the greatness of the Dodgers and the greatness of Frank McCourt and the greatness of Ned Colletti and the greatness of his still drawing a paycheck from the team as vice-president/special adviser to McCourt. “What a tremendous owner Frank McCourt has turned out to be,” says Lasorda, who would never bite the hand that feeds him unless, of course, it was overflowing with linguini and clams. “He has treated me so great, and made me feel so welcome and utilized my expertise. I’ve been impressed with him ever since he’s been here with the way he’s always going around shaking hands with fans and saying hello to people. “Can you believe it?” he says. “Where have all the years gone? I just can’t believe how old I’ve become. I’m now playing the back nine. But the one good thing about getting old is that it means at least you didn’t die when you were young.” Well, that’s one curious way to look at it, although that might be the only shining virtue of the aging process irrespective of retirement. Naturally, Tommy Lasorda has had a typically frenetic offseason, traveling around the country giving speeches at various colleges, fraternal organizations, retirement parties, baseball banquets, and just about any other imaginable gathering. “I just spoke in downtown L.A. the other day to a group of firemen,” says Lasorda, who also bestows his rhetorical charms routinely at police functions. “I just told them how important they are to the community, and how they so often put their lives on the line to protect us.” Even at this late date, Tommy Lasorda, who’s never too busy to sign an autograph or gab with an admirer, still finds it difficult to believe how fortunate he has been throughout his existence. “Who’s been more blessed than me?” he says. “Wonderful wife. Wonderful family. Wonderful organization I’ve worked for since I was a kid. I’m a guy who got lucky and has done what he wanted to do all his life. …” They staged the Long Beach State women’s volleyball banquet last Monday night at the Ramada Renaissance, and it was quite a lively affair with stirring speeches from Brian Gimmillaro, Dr. F. King (The Boy Wonder) Alexander and Vic Cegles, as well as from Gimmillaro’s three seniors, Heather Hetzer, Robin Miramontes and Mariko Crum. Naturally, Long Beach’s very own Cindy Crawford, Dania Gimmillaro, dazzling 6-foot wife of the 5-9 Gimmillaro, stood out sartorially in her shockingly gleaming knee-high white boots and chic mini-skirt, and, oh, did she and I have an uncontrollable giggle together at the expense of, of all people, this city’s zaniest character, Dickie (Too Fast Too Furious/Count Dracula) Babian. Mr. Babian, the incredibly colorful 72-year-old, 5-foot-2 1/2, 240-pound owner of Crow’s, was seated at the Gimmillaro table, along with me, Mr. Moneybags, Glen Bickerstaff and his spunky wife Debbie, and also Susan St. Germain, revered, exquisite better half of acclaimed tooth eradicator Dr. Terri St. Germain, when Mr. Moneybags was called upon to deliver a speech that, incidentally, turned out to be quite moving. But, as Bickerstaff, who has donated millions to the university and is one of this community’s stellar philanthropists and stellar guys, walked to the podium and the crowd drew respectfully silent, there was Dickie Babian in his shrieking voice shouting into his cell phone, “What’d you say? I can’t hear you!” All the patrons in the room fixed their glaze on Ol’ Dickie Boy, who was totally oblivious that he had become the center of attention. Dania Gimmillaro and I erupted into seizures of guffaws, much to the growing irritation of Spunky Bickerstaff, ever protective of dear hubby. Visibly embarrassed when he finally realized his conversation was being listened to by everybody, Mr. Babian, who somehow fit into his stylish black suit – think of a bowling ball adorned in an Armani – apologized humbly and looked as though someone had spray-painted his face red. But no one was upset with Dickie Babian, who, after all, had moments earlier written out a $1,000 check to Gimmillaro’s program. Later, the Gimmillaros even joined Babian and myself at his joint for a quick one – Dickie plied the coughing, wheezing Brian with three 7Ups against his wishes – and he introduced us to his beautiful former wife, Delores Babian, who now lives in Florida and who should be granted sainthood for remaining with Dickie for 28 years. And Delores Babian, who has a stunning facial resemblance to Andy Granatelli perhaps because the STP guy is her uncle, even told me she’d consider remarrying the old codger if only he would desist with his wild lifestyle. “I’m too old to stop drinking,” says Babian, who will do a lot of it during the next three weeks when he goes on a Caribbean vacation. … I’d be more excited if Sugar Shane Mosley were fighting Floyd Mayweather on May 5 than Oscar De La Hoya. Mosley already has beaten De La Hoya twice, and looked overwhelming in pitching a 12-round shutout last Saturday night against Luis Collazo. He’d at least have a chance against Mayweather because of his speed. I’ll be surprised if the slower, aging De La Hoya is able to land so much as one solid punch against Mayweather. … I don’t think I’ve ever avoided a red light going south on Bellflower at either 7th Street or Pacific Coast Highway. … Nice touch by Joe (The Fixer) Picarelli Wednesday to call and wish me a Happy Valentine’s Day. And it would have been astonishingly nice had only I been in Paris rather than Long Beach. … Someone told me they played the Pro Bowl last Saturday. Funny, but I once again skipped watching a game that should have been disbanded long ago, so help me Drew Brees. … I think I’ll skip watching the NBA All-Star match Sunday, too. … I’m not sure any coach in college basketball is doing a better job this season than Virginia Tech’s Seth Greenberg, who holds two victories over North Carolina and beat Duke at Durham. … Dean Spanos should have fired Marty Schottenheimer before the playoffs, not in the middle of February. … Donald Sterling made a horrible mistake giving Mike Dunleavy a long-term contract because he definitely will wind up firing him before its conclusion. … Finally made contact with the former Long Beach State president, Dr. Robert (Fightin’ Bob) Maxson, and it turns out he hasn’t become a fishing recluse with wife Sylvia at their San Juan Islands estate, but has been busy doing his consulting chores in recent months at state colleges in Northern California. He wants all his friends in Long Beach to know that he is happy, healthy and hearty, and also says, “I think King Alexander is doing a wonderful job at Long Beach State. He has been just terrific.” Bob Maxson is echoing the prevailing community sentiment. … If Brian Gimmillaro hadn’t have made it as a legendary women’s volleyball coach, he easily could have made it as a televangelist. He might not be Joel Osteen, but he would have given him serious competition. I always become hopelessly mesmerized listening to Brian’s talks. … Ran into Eric Karros last weekend in Las Vegas, and he’s just moved over from ESPN to Fox Sports where he signed to a three-year deal to do baseball. … Gary Anderson has been doing another commendable job this season at Long Beach City College. … My pal, Brian O’Connor, the venerable Cerritos Black Angus mixologist, says he, too, is going to put in a paternity claim on the 5-month-old daughter of the late Anna Nicole Smith. “Why not … everyone else is,” he says with a certain amount of logic. “I served Anna Nicole drinks in late 2005 and we later went out up in Hollywood and had a good time.” To be honest, I doubt my pal’s veracity in this one. The only places O’Connor ever goes around in this area are to bars to serve drinks and consume them and to race tracks to bet horses who follow horses. … Checking out Nashville, Tenn., this weekend, and, eat your heart out Frank Burlison, even will attend Saturday’s game between No. 1 Florida against Vanderbilt. … The young community-oriented owners of the Gaslamp on PCH, Alicia Shelton and Jennifer McDonald, are putting on a big charity shindig Wednesday night to benefit Long Beach police officers Roy Wade Jr. and Abe Yapp. Both men were shot and critically wounded in the line of duty on Dec. 22, and both have been making remarkable recoveries from their injuries. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and there will be no admission charge. All proceeds from food and drinks will go to the Long Beach Police Officers Association. This affair was the brainchild of Shelton, McDonald and the Southern Wines & Spirit bigwig, Bernie (The Prince of Tabs) Selmanson, who will donate the liquor. The Blue Steel band will provide the entertainment, and there will be both drawings and auctions for prizes at a most worthy event that I’m sure will draw an overflow crowd. Doug Krikorian can be reached at doug.krikorian@presstelegram.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I need laughter, I need optimism, I need uplifting rhetoric to shield me from the creepy world news and the vain combat I’ve been waging my entire life against the relentless, cruel, dark demon that is time. And so I call up Mr. Pollyanna himself, Tom Lasorda, who Thursday officially began his 58th year with the Dodger organization when he flew back to Vero Beach for the start of the team’s spring training. center_img “He’s bringing back the family atmosphere to the Dodgers that disappeared for a while after Peter (O’Malley) left. There was a time when every team in baseball tried to pattern itself after the Dodgers, and Frank McCourt is trying for the team to reach that level of identity again.” Tom Lasorda pauses momentarily to catch his breath. “What a fantastic job Ned Colletti has done,” he resumes. “The offseason acquisitions of Juan Pierre and Luis Gonzalez are going to upgrade our offense. And Jason Schmidt is a very tough pitcher who always gave us trouble. And Randy Wolf is a very good pitcher if his arm comes back. Ned has put together a good blend of young players and veterans. “I like our team. I like our general manager. I like our owner. Oh, I’m just looking so forward to this season. I promise you, it’s going to be a memorable one. As entertaining as we were last season, we’ll be even more entertaining this season.” Before ol’ Tommy crowns the Dodgers as World Series champions of the 2007 season, I interrupt and wonder how he feels about that milestone birthday he will celebrate on Sept. 22 that will mark the 80th year he has graced this planet with his divine presence. last_img read more

For the record

first_imgA story Tuesday misidentified a woman killed in a shooting at her Burbank home. She was Roxanne Toof Paul. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img


first_imgPlace Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 149 15.03 Ciaran Doherty SM Letterkenny A C2 12 15.13 Keith Shiels M35 Foyle Valley 3 1 15.45 Pauric Mc Kinney SM Inishowen A C4 108 15.55 Dermot Brennan SM Finn Valley A C5 96 15.59 Oisin Gallen JM Finn Valley A C6 17 16.13 Mark Hoy SM Finn Valley A C 7 66 16.21 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C8 78 16.39 James Speight SM Finn Valley A C9 2 16.46 Shane Mc Nulty M35 Finn Valley A C10 42 16.50 Andrew Friel SM Finn Valley A C11 148 16.51 Teresa Doherty SW Finn Valley A C 12 97 16.55 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.13 147 16.56 Benny Mullan M40 Inishowen A C14 31 17.01 Sean Dudgeon SM Lifford A C15 141 17.05 Martin Mooney SM Inishowen A C 16 14 17.07 Paul Kelly SM Lifford A C17 50 17.18 Jack Mc Bride JM Finn Valley A C18 56 17.22 Brian Mc Crea SM Finn Valley A C19 37 17.23 Colin Mc Nulty M35 Finn Valley A C20 3 17.45 Gerard Bogle M50 Finn Valley A C21 67 17.46 Padraig Friel SM Letterkenny A C22 45 17.55 Declan Donaghy JM Inishowen A C23 79 18.04 Paddy Penrose JM Finn Valley A C24 116 18.10 P.J. Boyce M40 Cranford A C25 62 18.12 Jude O’ Donnell M40 Individual26 36 18.17 Derek Callaghan M35 Finn Valley A C27 48 18.26 Alan Mc Ginley JM Lifford A C28 123 18.27 Pat Gallagher M40 Inishowen A C29 10 18.29 Clint Doherty M35 Individual14 September Page 1 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club30 15 18.30 Conor Mc Laughlin SM Lifford A C31 124 18.36 Finbar Gallagher M40 Inishowen A C32 82 18.37 Catriona Devine SW Finn Valley A C33 20 18.39 Dean Bonner SM Finn Valley A C34 138 18.40 Enda Mc Bride JM Letterkenny A C35 32 18.41 Tom Thompson M35 Finn Valley A C36 13 18.45 Helen Stockdale W50 Finn Valley A C37 158 18.49 Mark Connolly M50 Finn Valley A C38 163 18.50 Francis Gildea SM Individual39 27 18.50 Kieran Mc Elhinney SM Raphoe40 98 18.51 Eugene Gallen M40 Finn Valley A C41 139 18.53 Michael Gallagher M40 Finn Valley A C42 105 18.53 Thomas Farren M40 Inishowen A C43 140 18.57 Vinny Hegarty SM Inishowen A C44 134 18.58 Michael Penrose M40 Finn Valley A C45 58 19.01 Barry Chambers SM Finn Valley A C46 35 19.03 John Taylor M35 Individual47 162 19.26 Daniel Duggan SM Lifford A C48 21 19.27 Niall Bonner JM Finn Valley A C49 26 19.51 Catherine Dooher W35 Finn Valley A C50 151 19.58 Donal Haughey M50 Tír Chonaill A C51 87 20.05 Irene Mc Fadden W35 Letterkenny A C52 130 20.11 Peter Mc Meniman SM Individual53 5 20.15 Darren Ferry SM Individual54 122 20.18 Shauna Mc Geehin SW Letterkenny A C55 118 20.21 Gillian Marley JW Milford A C56 136 20.24 Eimear Gallen W40 Finn Valley A C57 89 20.25 Geradr Mc Connell SM Individual58 16 20.27 Evelyn Mc Ginley SW Inishowen A C59 142 20.30 James Boyle SM Individual60 117 20.36 Liam Marley M50 Cranford A C61 28 20.37 Sean O’ Leary M50 Finn Valley A C14 September Page 2 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club62 71 20.44 Niall Gallen SM Individual63 114 20.45 Garvan Boyce M40 Individual64 65 20.46 Jane Mc Ginley SW Letterkenny A C65 137 20.58 Brian Mc Bride M60 Letterkenny A C66 11 21.06 Shannon Mc Laughlin JW Finn Valley A C67 43 21.16 Damien Downey M40 Inishowen A C68 6 21.19 Dean Ferry SM Individual69 73 21.20 Sinean Kenny W40 Finn Valley A C70 109 21.27 Charmian O’ Brien SW Finn Valley A C71 128 21.28 Deirdre Diver SW Letterkenny A C72 39 21.33 Damien Murphy SM Raphoe73 23 21.34 Pat Mc Crudden M60 Finn Valley A C74 127 21.34 Henrietta Elves W40 Inishowen A C75 24 21.36 Mary Hippsley W40 Finn Valley A C76 93 21.38 Declan Mc Grory M35 Individual77 60 21.40 Serena Mc Daid W35 Letterkenny A C78 153 21.41 Andrew Doherty SM Individual79 70 21.43 Sean Mc Menamin M50 Individual80 53 21.45 Michelle Hunter SW Finn Valley A C81 81 21.46 Noreen Bonner W50 Finn Valley A C82 110 22.09 Eamonn Gilligan SM Individual83 54 22.12 John Keenan SM Individual84 112 22.13 John Hughes M50 Individual85 135 22.19 Laura Lee Penrose JW Finn Valley A C86 131 22.20 Jimmy Mc Bride M60 Individual87 88 22.39 Margaret Shiels W40 Letterkenny A C88 57 22.46 Samantha Wilkinson W40 Finn Valley A C89 25 22.47 Eugene Mc Ginley M50 Raphoe90 121 22.48 Shaun O’ Donnell M50 Lifford A C91 92 22.49 Jarlaith Mc Ginley JM Individual92 91 22.49 Eugene Mc Ginley M40 Individual93 129 22.52 Paddy Toye M40 Individual14 September Page 3 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club94 157 22.55 Joanne Mc Colgan W35 Inishowen A C95 126 23.16 Don Smith M50 Convoy96 49 23.39 Dean Harvey JM Individual97 40 23.41 Terence Quinn M50 Raphoe98 86 23.49 Clara Carroll SW Finn Valley A C99 156 23.52 Damien Doherty SM Individual100 113 23.53 Eamonn Bonner M40 Individual101 63 24.06 Linda Mc Daid SW Inishowen A C102 143 24.10 Jackie Harvey W50 Tír Chonaill A C103 132 24.15 Denise Mc Grahern W40 Finn Valley A C104 75 24.19 Caroline Mc Nulty SW Finn Valley A C105 85 24.20 Joanne Campbell SW Finn Valley A C106 111 24.24 Catriona Gilligan SW Finn Valley A C107 100 24.47 Marie Mc Colgan W40 Finn Valley A C108 84 25.08 Eloise Carlin JW Finn Valley A C109 74 25.12 Elin Gallen JW Finn Valley A C110 120 25.15 Mark Gildea SM Individual111 4 25.22 Paula Jansen SW Finn Valley A C112 59 25.28 Amanda Mc Grath SW Letterkenny A C113 61 25.53 Olivia Gillen SW Convoy114 115 25.55 Jim Hynes M60 Finn Valley A C115 18 25.56 Lauren Taylor JW Finn Valley A C116 80 26.06 Stephaine Rushe SW Finn Valley A C117 95 26.09 Kayleigh Smith SW Convoy118 38 26.40 Benny Sweeney M40 Convoy119 155 26.45 Mary Martin W60 Finn Valley A C120 7 26.56 Martin Mc Donagh SM Individual121 64 27.09 Dessie Kearney SM Inishowen A C122 106 27.15 Shaun Gormley SM Individual123 52 27.19 Mary Harper W40 Convoy124 44 27.19 Michelle Donaghy W40 Inishowen A C125 41 27.42 Paula O’ Donnell W40 Convoy14 September Page 4 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club126 19 27.55 Kay Bonner W35 Convoy127 51 28.21 Fionnuala Mc Bride W40 Individual128 119 28.28 Jimmy Gildea M60 Letterkenny A C129 33 28.41 Dolina Laird SW Convoy130 125 28.41 Grainne Greene SW Convoy131 150 28.49 Shaun Bonner SM Convoy132 55 28.54 Selina Russell SW Finn Valley A C133 104 28.58 Aishlen Temple SW Individual134 99 29.01 Rosemary Monaghan SW Inishowen A C135 30 29.27 Marie Bonner SW Individual136 90 29.39 Kevin Mc Hugh M60 Individual137 146 29.41 William Bonner SM Individual138 68 30.16 Hugo Maguire M50 Individual139 72 30.16 Betty Gallen W60 Finn Valley A C140 76 30.19 Tanya Hall SW Convoy141 77 30.32 Margaret Callan SW Convoy142 94 32.27 Collette Ward W40 Individual143 83 32.33 Caroline Catterson SW Individual144 102 36.13 Jason Patton JM Individual145 152 36.29 Denise Mc Elwaine SW Finn Valley A C146 133 37.26 Deirdre Hegarty W40 Individual147 69 38.34 Louise Cullen W35 Convoy148 159 41.38 Deirdre Hegarty SW Individual149 161 41.43 Paul Hegarty SM Individual150 103 44.38 Dina Patton JW Individual151 34 44.48 Mandy Woods SW Convoy152 9 45.25 Catroina Gratham W35 Individual153 101 45.25 Julie Patton W40 Individual154 8 45.46 Lucia Dunleavey W35 Individual155 164 45.46 Carmel Bonner SW Individual156 47 46.30 Eimear Bonner JW Individual157 46 46.50 Eunice Bonner W35 Individual14 September Page 5 of 6Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club158 22 47.13 Nicola Bonner JW Finn Valley A C159 160 47.26 Rachel Hegarty SW Individual160 107 48.18 Eileen O’ Donnell SW Individual161 144 48.20 Pearl Doherty SW Individual162 154 48.58 Sarah Mc Grath SW Individual163 145 49.50 Noel Doherty SM Individual164 29 50.05 Joe Bonner SM IndividualTotal Runners: 16414 September Page 6 of 6SHANE BONNER MEMORIAL 5K RESULTS – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: September 14th, 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:donegalShane Bonner Memorial 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first_imgA member of the British aristocracy has begun legal proceedings to gain access to a pier and boat house at the centre of a dispute in Co Donegal.Letterkenny Court.Lord Rayleigh, a titled landlord from Chelmsford in Essex, appeared at the Circuit Court in Letterkenny yesterday. The 55-year-old, listed as John Gerard Strutt in proceedings, is in dispute with Carrigart man Jack Green over the building and pier on Mulroy Bay.Mr Green is suing for adverse possession of the property, claiming he has had continued use of the pier and boat house for several decades.The English lord, the 6th Baron of Rayleigh, inherited the extensive estate of Lord Leitrim.Barrister for Mr Green, Peter Nolan said the proceedings had an added motion where his client was also seeking a right of way to the pier.Declan McHugh, barrister for Lord Raleigh, told Judge John Hannan that the case could not go ahead because of the time needed to hear the case.“It will take at least two days and possibly a third day and because witnesses are travelling from outside the country I would ask that the case be prioritised,” he said.Both parties agreed the case should be heard at the County Registrar’s Motions Court at the earliest opportunity.Judge Hannan agreed to prioritise the case.A date for a hearing was not set.BRITISH LORD AT CENTRE OF DONEGAL LAND DISPUTE was last modified: March 18th, 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:CarrigartcourtdonegalLORD RAYLEIGHlast_img read more

Expert pleads with people to buy inexpensive items to help them get out of submerged cars

first_imgA water safety expert has pleaded with people to buy inexpensive items which could save their lives if their cars become trapped under water.Chief Executive Officer of Water Safety Ireland, John Leech, was speaking at the inquest into the loss of five lives in the Buncrana Pier tragedyMr Leech, a naval officer for more than 20 years, gave a moving experience of how he has recovered many bodies in his career from both cars and fishing trawlers. He showed those at the inquest at the Lake of Shadows Hotel of some items which could be used to help people get our of their cars if they ended up under water.These included a seatbelt cutters and a centre-punch which could easily break a car window.“These items are very inexpensive, I got some fo them for as little as €10, and they can save a life,” he said.He also gave a step-by-step guide of what is recommended to people who become trapped in their cars. Surprisingly he first advised people not to use their phones to contact the emergency services.Instead, people should free themselves from their seatbelts, then break a window and allow children to escape the vehicle first before the adults.He added “People have to remember that cars float for a long time in the water and people should get out as quickly as possible and then they can hang onto the cars.”He also revealed he is currently in discussions with the Irish Coastuard Service whereby they issue advice to people trapped in their cars in water.If someone is trapped in their car and do contact the Coastguard Service, they could be given this advice to acted upon immediately, he added. “It is an issue in Ireland and we have people drowning every year,” he said.He added how he also supported a new system called an Automatic Window Opening System which will see cars open their windows if it pitches to a certain level when in water.Expert pleads with people to buy inexpensive items to help them get out of submerged cars was last modified: November 24th, 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)Tags:buncranadonegalinquestsIRISH WATER SAFETYpiertragedylast_img read more

Judge refuses bail after huge brawl in Letterkenny

first_imgMore than 20 people were involved in a day-long altercation at Canal Road in Letterkenny last Sunday, a court has heard.Tommy Connors of 4 Canal Road was arrested at Letterkenny University Hospital on Sunday for his part in the fracas and gardai objected to bail being granted. Gardai outlined that on Sunday afternoon, Connors used a rope with hooks attached at the end to break three windows in a violent incident at Canal Road. He was also in possession of a steel bar.The court heard that a number of witness statements were taken and gardai are seeking further more serious charges in relation to this matter.Garda McLaughlin told Judge Paul Kelly that bail was being objected to on a number of grounds. These included the fact that Connors could interfere with witnesses and would not turn up to court to answer the charges against him.He confirmed that Connors was not the only person involved in this altercation and there were up to 20 persons involved throughout the day and there is an ongoing garda investigation in relation to it.Solicitor for the defendant, Mr Michael Shiel, asked Judge Kelly to grant bail and said his client had lived at that address for more than ten years.He said he has been in court on a number of occasions since then on public order charges and has had no warrants issued in the last five years.Mr Shiel suggested that Connors could provide an alternate address at which to reside but Garda McLaughlin said this would not change his view on the objection to bail.“I still believe that he would return to his brothers at 4 Canal Road,” said Garda McLaughlin.Judge Kelly noted that there was another incident recently involving parties related to the defendant at the same location and said he was refusing bail on the basis of possible interference with witnesses.Judge refuses bail after huge brawl in Letterkenny was last modified: June 14th, 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)last_img read more

Warriors Report: Golden State prepping for the ‘very best of James Harden’

first_imgOAKLAND The Warriors wrapped up practice Wednesday in anticipation of Thursday’s matchup with the Houston Rockets.Here are the biggest takeaways from the session. James Harden has the champs’ attention.Entering Thursday’s matchup against the Warriors, Harden has been on a tear, averaging 39.7 points and 8.5 assists over his last 11 games, including a 50 point, 10 rebound, 11 assist triple-double performance against the Lakers last month. On Monday, Harden joined Kobe Bryant and Michael …last_img

Emergency forages for planting early to mid-summer

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Mark Sulc, Extension Forage Specialist, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science and Bill Weiss, Extension Dairy Specialist, Department of Animal Sciences, The Ohio State UniversityMany dairy producers are facing a critical forage shortage to feed their herds. Forage stands were damaged across Ohio this past winter, and the wet spring has further deteriorated the few stands that initially appeared they might recover from winter damage. It is now too risky to try to establish new perennial forage stands, with the warmer summer weather coming on. We should wait until August to establish perennial stands. Meanwhile, what options can we consider for growing forage this year?We are well past the time when cool-season species like oats, triticale, Italian ryegrass, and spring barley can be planted. Sudangrass, sorghum x sudangrass hybrids, pearl millet, and forage sorghum grow rapidly in summer and yield a total of 3.5 to 5 tons of DM with acceptable nutritive value. Forage sorghum can produce up to 8 tons/acre of DM in a single cut in Ohio. For dairy cows, varieties with the brown-midrib (BMR) trait should be planted, as BMR produces forage almost as good as regular corn silage (although lower in starch) with very good fiber digestibility. Variety performance data are available at:•    Ohio: https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/forage2008/table15.asp•    Ohio: https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/forage2008/table16.asp•    Kentucky: http://forages.ca.uky.edu/variety_trials (see Annual Grass Report)Soil temperatures should be at least 60 to 65 degrees F before planting the sorghum species. They can be planted up to late June in northern Ohio and mid-July in central and southern Ohio. For those needing additional forage as soon as possible, sudangrass and sorghum x sudangrass, including the BMR varieties, can be ready for harvest in as little as 40 days at which time up to 2 tons/acre of DM is possible. Additional cuttings are possible thereafter.In the fall, the sorghum species will have the danger of prussic acid poisoning potential after frost events. Pearl millet is essentially free of prussic acid poisoning potential. Nitrate toxicity is possible with all summer annual grasses and management steps should be taken to reduce that risk under high nitrogen conditions and if the summer becomes very dry. Ensiling reduces risk of both prussic acid and nitrate poisoning.Teff is a warm-season grass that can be used for hay, silage, or pasture. Soils should be at least 60 to 65 degrees F before planting Teff. The first crop should be ready in 40 to 50 days. It produces 3 to 4 tons/acre of DM over several cuttings and can tolerate both drought-stressed and waterlogged soils. More details on managing this forage can be found in a factsheet from Cornell University (http://nmsp.cals.cornell.edu/publications/factsheets/factsheet24.pdf).Brassica species can be planted for fall grazing by cattle or sheep. These species contain high moisture content, so they should be used for grazing only. Brassicas have very low fiber and high energy and should be treated more like a concentrate than as forage in diets. For more information on brassicas for forage, see the Penn State factsheet at: http://www.forages.psu.edu/topics/species_variety_trials/species/brassica/index.html.Seeding Rates and MixturesPlant high quality seed of a known variety, which will ensure high germination rate and avoid unpleasant surprises regarding varietal identity and crop characteristics. Table 1 outlines recommended seeding rates and dates for the different annual grasses. Mixtures of summer-annual grasses and legumes, such as field peas and soybeans, are marketed by some seed dealers. The legumes can increase protein content but only in the first harvest because they don’t regrow after cutting. Legumes increase the seed cost, so consider the benefit of including legumes versus supplementing with other protein sources.Chopping and ensiling or wet wrapping are the best mechanical harvest alternatives for most of the summer annual grasses. Wilting is often recommended; storage and harvest costs are greater; and fermentation quality can be poor with crops less than about 30% DM. Ideally, silage should be left undisturbed for at least two weeks to allow the forage to reach stable fermentation. If forage is needed sooner, consider daily green chopping of forage or wet wrapping individual bales for feeding until the silage is ready. Except for Teff, dry baling the summer annual grasses is a challenge. Grazing is really the only option for the brassicas because of the high moisture content.Table 1. Guidelines for seeding various annual forages. Ranges for yield and nutritive values are for forages stored as silage, which vary greatly with maturity stage at harvest. Generally for hay, expect lower crude protein (CP) and higher neutral detergent fiber (NDF) concentrations.last_img read more