first_img22 May 2016 England women’s team named for St Rule Trophy Olivia Winning, the Scottish women’s open stroke play champion, will team up with internationals Gemma Clews and Bethan Popel to represent England in the Nations Cup at next weekend’s St Rule Trophy. The 54-hole stroke play championship will be played over the New and Old Courses at St Andrews on 28 and 29 May. The team event is played alongside all three rounds and the best two scores from three will count. The players: Gemma Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest) tied fifth in the Welsh ladies’ stroke play and was 21st in the Scottish and 18th in the Irish versions. She won the Delamere Comboy Scratch Trophy for the third time in a row at the start of the season. Bethan Popel, 20, (Long Ashton) was runner-up in the St Rule Trophy last year and was sixth in the British women’s stroke play. This season she has tied fifth in the Welsh stroke play and been 12th in the Irish. Olivia Winning, 21, (Rotherham) won the Helen Holm Scottish ladies’ stroke play for the second time in April (pictured with the trophy, courtesy Kenny Smith). She went on to take 12th place in the Welsh stroke play, having been runner-up last year.last_img read more

first_imgSubmitted by Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians jumped out to a quick 5-0 lead in the first quarter and despite a one man fourth quarter comeback attempt, held on to knock off the Arlington Aviators 9-7 in the regular season finale at Olympia Indoor Soccer. Issa Hassan, William Ramirez, Sebastian Lyons and JC Henson each scored two goals and the Artesians finished their inaugural regular season on a high note, with a playoff game against the #1 seed Tacoma Stars on the horizon.William Ramirez got the Oly faithful on their feet early with a goal at the 12:27 mark of the first quarter. Over the next minute and a half, Sebastian Lyons and JC Henson each added a goal to give the Artesians a 3-0 lead before five minutes had elapsed in the game. Five minutes later, Nate Boatright added a goal to go up 4-0 and Issa Hassan closed out the scoring in the first quarter with 2:45 left and the the first 15 minutes came to a close with the Artesians up 5-0.The Aviators tightened up and held the Artesians scoreless in the second quarter and Winfred Smith’s goal with 10 minutes left in the third quarter got the Aviators to within two goals at 6-4. But Henson answered a minute later to give the Artesians a 7-4 lead and Lyons scored his second goal of the game with 6:55 left in the third to build an 8-4 lead.Aaron Burns did everything he possibly could do in the fourth quarter to get the Aviators back in the game. He opened the scoring with a power play goal at the 12:58 mark to get them to a three goal deficit at 8-5. Ramirez added an insurance goal for the Artesians with nine minutes left before Burns scored goals with 1:17 and 53 seconds left but Burns and the Aviators ran out of time and fell to 0-8-0 this season with a 9-7 loss.Nate Salveson made his first start of the season in goal and made numerous outstanding saves to pick up the win. The Artesians’ Technical Director and head coach and former Milwaukee Wave goalkeeper had played the entire season in the field but returned to goal tonight and will likely be between the pipes when the Artesians travel to Tacoma to take on That Team From Up North in the Western Indoor Soccer League playoffs next Saturday night.The WISL playoffs kick off on Saturday, February 7th. The Artesians clinched the #4 seed last weekend and will take on the #1 seed Tacoma at 7:30 PM at the Tacoma Soccer Center. The winner will take on the winner of the #2 Bellingham/#3 Wenatchee game in the WISL Championship on February 14th or 15th.For ticket information for the WISL Playoffs and for more news and information, follow the Artesians on Twitter (@OlyTownFC), Facebook (Facebook.com/OlyTownFC) and Snapchat (username: OlyTownFC) or visit their website at http://www.olytownfc.com. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

first_imgUEFA is demanding a solidarity fund from the European leagues for the postponement of the Euro Cup. The organization claims 300 million from European clubs for the postponement of the tournament, which is already a fact, in the absence of officiality. The financial portal ‘The Athletic’ reports that Ceferin it will ask the national championships to assume part of the economic impact of the coronavirus. “If you do that, nothing will turn out well because the tax collection will prevail over more important things,” an ECA member told this newspaper. The economic impact of the postponement of the Eurocopa “is acceptable for the UEFA”, that nevertheless “would have serious problems” if they cannot conclude the current European competitions. The Champions League alone leaves more than three billion euros a year in UEFA’s coffers, “much more than it means to postpone the Eurocup for a year, which at most will cost the effort to renegotiate the postponement of television contracts.”In the appointment of UEFA with its 55 affiliated federations, to which it has communicated that the Euro Cup has been postponed to 2021, it is expected to establish a unitary position to grant access to the next edition of European competitions if the national leagues are suspended by cause of force majeure.last_img read more

first_imgNo.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom The Brooklyn Nets ran their longest winning streak in nearly four years to six games with a 115-110 victory Tuesday night, emphatically stopping James on his first shot and then holding him off down the stretch.D’Angelo Russell had 22 points and a career high-tying 13 assists against his former team as Brooklyn continued its recovery from an eight-game skid by hanging on in front of a loud, large sellout crowd of 17,732 that alternated cheering when the Lakers seized the momentum and when the Nets regained it.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“It’s a great feeling,” Russell said. “I personally have never been in that position at this level to win six in a row. Definitely not satisfied.”James bounced back from his lowest-scoring game of the season with 36 points, 13 rebounds and eight assists, but the Lakers finished 1-3 on their road trip. Kyle Kuzma had 22 points and 11 rebounds, while Lonzo Ball scored 23. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:51Ecuador: Barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sinks at port02:14Carpio 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 The Nets had scored 70 points in the first halves of their last two games, and were almost on pace in this one after taking a 33-32 lead after one quarter. They led 62-57 at halftime.“That’s why this team has won six games in a row. They have a lot of different guys that can hurt you,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said.Brooklyn then used a 12-0 run to take its largest lead at 79-65 on Hollis-Jefferson’s three-point play with 7:27 remaining in the third quarter. The Nets led 90-83 going to the fourth.James was limited to 13 points on 5-of-16 shooting in a loss to Washington on Sunday and things started rough for him in this one, as Jarrett Allen denied his attempt at a dunk with a sensational block.“He’s in his 20s, I’m in my 30s,” James said. “Takes me a little longer to get warmed up.”James was called for traveling the next time he had the ball before finding his groove.TIP-INSLakers: JaVale McGee missed his second straight game with flu-like symptoms. … The Lakers were 5 of 6 from 3-point range in the first quarter, with Ball going 3 of 3. Then they went 1 for 10 in the second.Nets: G Allen Crabbe missed his third straight game because of a sore right knee. … The Nets snapped an eight-game skid against West teams with their first win since Nov. 9 at Denver.HELP ON THE WAY “We could’ve had a pretty good road trip but 1-3 is definitely not the way we would like to have it,” James said.Joe Harris added 19 points and Spencer Dinwiddie scored 18 for the Nets, who last won six in a row from March 25 to April 3, 2015. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson finished with 17 points and Jared Dudley made some big baskets down the stretch to score 13.“It’s amazing, man,” Hollis-Jefferson said. “Just to see the hard work we put in, all the resiliency we had, it’s amazing to be able to say we put together some wins.”Brooklyn led 100-87 with 7½ minutes to play before back-to-back 3-pointers by Kuzma and Ball. James then scored inside, blocked a shot on the other end and scored again to make it 100-97.Dudley and Dinwiddie answered with drives, and Dudley hit two more baskets to settle the Nets before Russell’s 3-pointer made it 113-107 with 22 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles around Los Angeles Lakers defense during the third quarter of the game at Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Sarah Stier/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note.The hottest team in the NBA wouldn’t allow it.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Rajon Rondo (right hand surgery) and Brandon Ingram (sprained left ankle) were recalled from the South Bay Lakers, where they were on rehab assignments. Walton said Ingram was still limited at practice Tuesday but Rondo wasn’t, adding the hope was that both could go full speed when they rejoin the Lakers in practice on Thursday.Rondo has missed 17 games and Ingram has sat out seven.SINGING STRUGGLESBritish singer and actress Cynthia Erivo struggled through her performance of the national anthem. She appeared to forget the words at one point and stopped singing. After pausing to refocus, she began again from the start of the song, got the same word wrong she did the first time and then skipped a couple of lines. But the crowd was supportive of her strong finish and gave her a nice ovation afterward.UP NEXTLakers: Host New Orleans on Friday.Nets: Visit Chicago on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom to suit up for Philippines’ Mighty Sports in Dubai tilt Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title View commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe successful rescue of over 400 street children and re-uniting them with their parents and guardians by Street Child of Liberia, (SCoL), through the assistance of Street Child UK was celebrated during its one anniversary last Tuesday in Monrovia with SCoL recommitting itself to children’s welfare.Speaking at its Monrovia headquarters, Program Director Michael John Bull reflected on the difficult road he traveled to get the association started.“I began with four volunteers in 2013,” he said, pointing out the challenges he accepted when he was requested to travel from Sierra Leone to Liberia to help organize the Liberian version.Without funds, he said he accepted the challenge and after going through many difficulties, including spending four hours in a police detention in Monrovia for delaying a payment, the organization took off.He told the gathering of volunteers and others that he had no regret for the sacrifices that he went through during the initial organization of Street Child of Liberia.He expressed appreciation for the support of SCoL’s volunteers as well as Street UK and challenged them to recommit themselves to rescue the most vulnerable section of the Liberian society, street children.Earlier, Street Child of Liberia’s Board chairman Thomas Blah briefly narrated the challenges before, during and after the organization was set up and commended program director Bull and the volunteers for their exceptional work.He encouraged the volunteers to accept ownership of Street Child of Liberia to ensure that should Director Bull transition to another level in his career choice, “They will be able to grow to another level.”Mr. Samuel N. Burnette, Jr, who served as the soccer coach and took nine young boys to participate in the Street Child World Cup in Brazil, expressed his excitement and the positive image built by the players during their two weeks’ stay in Brazil.He noted that Street Child is not all about football, but the experience in Brazil rekindled his faith in the good that can come from children who are rescued from the streets.“These nine players are our ambassadors to direct other Liberian kids to positive work,” Burnette said.One of the early volunteers, Ms. Musu Rogers told the gathering the challenges inherent in the identification, recruitment, tracing and re-uniting street children with their parents and guardians and said it was worth the effort.“I want to comment Program Director Bull and all the volunteers for our achievement,” she said.Public Relations Officer, Ms. Tarsha M. Jackson described the one-year achievement as a milestone.She recounted her initial uncertainty of the organization since there had been many organizations with similar dreams that did not succeed.“In the course of time I regain hope and confidence of what we set to achieve and today I’m grateful that we reached a milestone,” Tarsha said.Street Child of Liberia provides educational and business grants to families whose children are under its program. The children are mainly identified and collected from the streets of Monrovia and Buchanan and it plans expansion in its second year, a member said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,I refer to the case of Mr Vishnu Persaud, who was the Deputy Chief Elections Officer, and who was asked to re-apply for the job because his contract had expired and the Commission was not meeting at the time.Mr. Persaud went through the process and was scored the top applicant. However, the Chairman voted with the APNU/PNC appointed Commissioners to deny him that post.The person who was given the job quickly took down her Facebook page, which was loaded with anti-PPP/C postings.Clearly, that is showing that Mr. Patterson is not bothered about being fair, or even appearing to be fair.The other issue of concern is the decision by the Chief Justice to rule against the case brought by Mr. Mustapha, in which it was argued that the Chairman was not appointed legally/constitutionally.It appears that the Chief Justice totally ignored the historical circumstances that brought the formula for the appointment of GECOM’s chair into being.This came about after our country experienced massive fraud in elections and our people had lost confidence in the Commission. The formula sought to build confidence as it promoted democracy in our country.The dismissal of that case has thrown us back to the days when the President did the appointment on his own. It was that power that facilitated rigged elections and the destruction of democracy in Guyana.These things are really disturbing, since they will have an impact on the nation’s future wellbeing.Guyana’s experience has confirmed the theory that there is a direct correlation between political democracy and socio-economic development.The PNC did not wreck our country in every field because of the lack of intelligent people. No, it was practically destroyed because of the undemocratic practices. The rigging of elections was at the centre of our underdevelopment and pauperisation of the nation. It led to the alienation of the masses from the rulers.The SIMAP report of 1991 estimated people living below the poverty line to be 80%. Guyana was a Heavily Indebted Poor Country (HIPC).We saw the benefits of democracy. With the return of free and fair elections in 1992, Guyana blossomed. We moved from being a HIPC to being an upper level Middle Income Developing Country when the PPP/C left office in 2015.If we want to be generous, we can argue that Burnham was probably not aware of what rigged elections would have done to our country. He may have had no idea that it would have led us in a maze of corruption and led his regime to be involved in massive oppression. It even led to political murders. Walter Rodney being the most prominent.However, we now know clearly where that road would lead. That is the road we are back on.It is not only the political parties in power who are to be blamed for this deterioration and undermining of decisions, but those individuals in constitutional positions who, for whatever reason, allow themselves to be used to facilitate the growth of the dictatorship are just as culpable.The practices of the APNU+AFC regime are clearly anti-national in content, and will impact negatively on all our people, no matter which party a person may support. I say this because the evidence of what will happen is there. Yet this clique has chosen the path of destruction.The signs are very ominous. It is time that all democratic forces in our country, regardless of political or non-political persuasion, to stand up now for a progressive and democratic Guyana.Sincerely,Donald RamotarFormer Presidentlast_img read more

first_img“We thank the coach for his contribution towards the Club. We are keen to continually build a strong squad and tap it to its full potential. We wish him well in his next endavours,” KCB FC patron Paul Russo said.KCB FC is currently fourth on the NSL standings with 57 points with seven games to go before the end of the season.Kamau was appointed as the KCB Head Coach on January 11, 2018.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000John Kamau has part ways with KCB FC as head coachNAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 6 –KCB RFC head coach John Kamau has ditched the National Super League (NSL) side, the club announced on Thursday.Following the development, assistant coach Elvis Ayany, who has been in that role for some years, will steer the team during the remaining fixtures of the NSL as the Bankers chase promotion to return to the Kenyan Premier League after being relegated in 2015.last_img read more

first_imgThe people of Arranmore have taken an unusual route to attract more residents to live and work on the island. Threatened by depopulation, the Gaeltacht island off West Donegal is calling out to the people of the United States and Australia to make the island their home.Arranmore is home to 469 people and measures just five by three miles. But it recently acquired uncontested 100MB high-speed internet to make it an attractive destination for remote workers. Open letters were issued from the island’s Community Council to invite the world to take advantage of the low-cost housing, broadband as fast as any office in New York, and the Wild Atlantic Way of life.Beaver Island Monument on Arranmore Island marks the relationship between the island and families who moved to Lake Michigan in the 1800s The letter to the US outlines some tempting elements of the island: “Your commute, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes. You’ll have the best diving in Ireland on your doorstep and seafood to rival the tastiest New England chowder. There are fewer people here than would fit in a couple of Amtrak carriages, but enough musicians and good Irish whiskey to keep the party going well into the night.”The letters outline the great community, excellent schools, and scenery on offer on Arranmore. The letter to Australia invites natives to “swap brown snakes and great whites for acres of open (and safe!) space.“On Arranmore you’ll have secluded beaches all to yourself. The little pubs here don’t have schooners, but they do have Guinness on tap that will blow them out of the water,” it said.Open letter issued to Australia from Arranmore IslandAnyone wishing to connect with Arranmore’s community is being asked to send them a message via their Facebook page or email cominghome@arainnmhor.com Arranmore calls on Americans and Aussies to make the island their home was last modified: June 17th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Arranmore Islanddonegallast_img read more

first_img Preview Maddie Monahan and Rhine at 16 minutes each played the most minutes of the Bulldogs’ starting five as many of the reserves set or equaled their most minutes this season. All 12 Bulldogs scored two or more points. As a team, Drake nabbed 25 steals led by Hannah Fuller’s five and Maggie Bair and Brenni Rose, who each tied or set career-highs with four steals. DES MOINES, Iowa – Playing in front of a program-record and sellout crowd of 7,081 fans, the Drake University women’s basketball team defeated Waldorf, 103-18, Thursday in the program’s seventh annual “Pack the Knapp Game” hosted by The Robert D. and Billie Ray Center at Drake University. PDF Box Score Full Schedule Roster On the basketball court, Drake (7-2) limited Waldorf to 18 points, including just three after halftime. The 18 points are the fewest scored by an opponent in school history. The Bulldogs held the Warriors scoreless in the third quarter, which is the first time-ever for a Drake foe since women’s basketball went to quarters for the 2015-16 season. The game counted as an exhibition for Waldorf, a NAIA school located in Forrest City, Iowa. Watch Live Live Stats Praise 940 AM FOX Sports Midwest Photo Gallery Story Linkscenter_img Next Game: Drake finished 41-of-73 (56.2 percent) from the floor, made 10 three-pointers and went 11-of-11 from the free throw line. Also impressive was the team’s 33 assists, which is tied for the third-most in a NCAA Division I game this season, as Allie Wooldridge and Taylor McAulay set or tied their career mark with six and three assists, respectively. McAulay had a career-high seven points while Wooldridge pulled down a career-high nine rebounds. HTML Box Score Drake will take a break for final exams and return to the court Dec. 17 at Oklahoma. Tipoff in Norman, Okla. is set for 7 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on FOX Sports Midwest and the FOX Sports Go app. Print Friendly Version Close to 6,500 elementary and middle school students and their chaperones and teachers from across the entire state of Iowa along with season ticket holders packed the Knapp Center stands. It was a fun-filled school trip of Bulldogs’ basketball, character development and educational activities for the students. at Oklahoma 12/17/2019 – 7 PM Waldorf briefly led 3-2 after Lair Van-Meter banked in a three-pointer from the wing. It would be its last lead as the Bulldogs ripped off a 16-0 run into the first media timeout. Drake led 52-15 at halftime and then scored 51 points in the final two quarters. Becca Hittner, Sarah Beth Gueldner and Maggie Negaard led the Bulldogs with 15 points each. Hittner tied her career-high in blocks with three, Gueldner’s career-high came by making a career-best five three-pointers and Negaard dished out a career-best eight assists and she tied her career-high in points. Sara Rhine was the other Bulldog in double figures with 14 points and she added six rebounds.last_img read more

first_imgDonegal death notices for today, Thursday, July 13.Connell O’GARAThe death has occurred of Connell O’Gara, Carrick Lower, Co Donegal at St James Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by his dear wife Bernadette, will be sadly missed by his loving family, daughters Margaret, Bríd, Claire, Nora and Caitlín, his sons Cathal, Connell, Peter, Noel and Clement, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, his brother John (Wexford), sisters Bríd Herron (Ardara), Catherine O’Haire and Mary Nogher (London), brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, neighbours and friends.Funeral arrangements to be announced later.  Hughie KENNEDYThe death has occurred of Hughie Kennedy, Ballybrillaghan, Mountcharles, peacefully, at Donegal Community Hospital.Reposing at his home this evening (Wednesday) from 6pm to 11pm and on Thursday from 11am to 6pm. House private thereafter. Remains arriving at The Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Frosses, on Thursday evening for 7pm to repose overnight. Funeral Mass at 11am on Friday morning with interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Donegal Community Hospital, c/o John McGowan Funeral Directors. Parking available beside the wake house, please follow the signs.Hughie will be sadly missed by his sister, Sr. Bridget (Dublin), relatives, neighbours and friends. Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: July 13th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:obituarieslast_img read more