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Umpire Clinic comes to Fort St. John April 28th and 29th

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John is hosting a slo-pitch umpire clinic at Surerus park next weekend on April 28th and 29th.The City of Fort St. John is partnering with the organization Engage Sport North to bring in certified coaches to teach Fort St. John slo-pitch players and other residents how to umpire. In the Fort St. John Slo-Pitch League it is mandatory that two players on every team are certified umpires because they ump their own games.The clinic was originally planned to be held before Fort St. John hosted a western Canada baseball tournament on the Canada Day long weekend. The tournament would have required certified umpires to ump the games if it had not been cancelled.- Advertisement -The City of Fort St. John decided to continue with the clinic anyways because the community doesn’t get many people up here who can run a course like this very often, according to city Recreation Programmer Marissa Jordan.Residents have the choice of attending the one day course which would certify them to umpire locally, or they could attend the two day course which would certify them with Slo-Pitch National and allow them to umpire tournaments at any level.The fee to participate in the clinic is $85 dollars, but once residents complete the course they are reimbursed in full.Advertisement The Clinic starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m. Each day.last_img read more

Djokovic wins fourth Wimbledon title

first_img0Shares0000Champion again: Novak Djokovic celebrates © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 15 – Novak Djokovic raced to a fourth Wimbledon title and 13th career Grand Slam crown on Sunday when he defeated a battling but exhausted Kevin Anderson 6-2, 6-2, 7-6 (7/3).World number 21 Djokovic added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015 as he became the lowest-ranked champion since Goran Ivanisevic in 2001. It also took his Slam total to within one of Pete Sampras and just four behind the 17 of Rafael Nadal who he defeated in the semi-finals.“It’s more special as it’s the first time I can hear my little boy say ‘daddy, daddy’,” said Djokovic whose son Stefan was up in the players box.“I would like to congratulate Kevin, he had an incredible run. He had quite a few hours on the court.“In his first Wimbledon final he didn’t play his best in the first two sets, but in the final set he was a better player and I was quite lucky to get through.”This time last year, Djokovic’s career was in turmoil after he retired in the quarter-finals with an elbow injury which required surgery and forced him off the tour for the rest of the year.“It’s easy to talk now. I had to really trust the process. I had to trust in myself,” he said.“I had a surgery, faced for the first time this kind of severe injury. There were many moments of doubts.“I didn’t know if I could come back to this level to compete.”Anderson, the eighth seed, was the first South African in the final in 97 years and was bidding to become the first man from his country to be crowned Wimbledon champion.However, he had spent 21 hours on court getting to the final and that marathon effort came back to haunt him at the worst possible time despite a late rally when he had five set points in the third set.Victory was 31-year-old Djokovic’s first at the majors since he completed the career Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2016.It also came just a month after he threatened to skip Wimbledon after a quarter-loss exit in Paris and with his ranking at its lowest in over a decade.Anderson had needed five sets and saved a match point to beat Roger Federer in the last-eight.He then played six hours and 36 minutes to defeat John Isner in the semis in the second longest singles match ever played at a Grand Slam.It was hardly surprising that he suffered a dramatic power failure in the first two sets against a player who he had defeated only once in six previous meetings and that was 10 years ago.Having arrived in the final with 172 aces to his name, Anderson managed just 10 on Sunday.He also failed to convert any of his seven break points.“I tried my best. I came close to taking it to a fourth set but Novak is a true champion of our sport,” said Anderson.“I am definitely not as fresh as I was at the start of the week.“But this is an amazing tournament and players give everything to be on this court“Only a few have done it. I would have given another 21 hours to have this opportunity.”– Sluggish Anderson –Tasty: Djokovic eats some grass from the court © AFP / Glyn KIRKAnderson, sluggish in the 30-degree, was broken on a double fault in the first gameThat set the tone and Djokovic broke again in the fifth game on his way to securing the opener.The Serb conceded just three points on his serve.In the first Wimbledon final featuring two players over 30, Anderson’s chances looked slim when he called for treatment on his upper right arm during the changeover.It was far from the spectacle that the crowd and Royal Box — which included the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prime Minister Theresa May as well as actors Hugh Grant and Benedict Cumberbatch — had anticipated.The second set followed a similar pattern, Djokovic breaking in the first and fifth games and fighting off the only break point he faced in the eighth game.Late in the set, the exhausted Anderson’s total number of games played in his seven matches at Wimbledon set a new record for the most ever in one edition of the tournament.Anderson carved out five set points in the third set but all were saved by Djokovic, who went to victory when the South African netted a return.Djokovic knelt to the ground and munched the grass to celebrate.“The grass tasted really well. I had a double portion this year to treat myself,” he said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Killer amoeba lurks in water, eats away at victim’s brain

first_imgBeach said people become infected when they wade through shallow water and stir up the bottom. If someone allows water to shoot up the nose – say, by doing a somersault in chest-deep water – the amoeba can latch on to the olfactory nerve. The amoeba destroys tissue as it makes its way up into the brain, where it continues the damage, “basically feeding on the brain cells,” Beach said. People who are infected tend to complain of a stiff neck, headaches and fevers. In the later stages, they’ll show signs of brain damage such as hallucinations and behavioral changes, he said. Once infected, most people have little chance of survival. Some drugs have stopped the amoeba in lab experiments, but people who have been attacked rarely survive, Beach said. “Usually, from initial exposure it’s fatal within two weeks,” he said. Researchers still have much to learn about Naegleria. They don’t know why, for example, children are more likely to be infected, and boys are more often victims than girls. “Boys tend to have more boisterous activities (in water), but we’re not clear,” Beach said. In central Florida, authorities started an amoeba phone hotline advising people to avoid warm, standing water and areas with algae blooms. Texas health officials also have issued warnings. People “seem to think that everything can be made safe, including any river, any creek, but that’s just not the case,” said Doug McBride, a spokesman for the Texas Department of State Health Services.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to the CDC, the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL’-erh-eye) killed 23 people in the United States from 1995 to 2004. This year, health officials noticed a spike with six cases – three in Florida, two in Texas and one in Arizona. The CDC knows of only several hundred cases worldwide since its discovery in Australia in the 1960s. In Arizona, David Evans said nobody knew his son, Aaron, was infected with the amoeba until after the 14-year-old died, Sept. 17. At first, the teen seemed to be suffering from nothing more than a headache. “We didn’t know,” Evans said. “And here I am: I come home and I’m burying him.” After doing more tests, doctors said Aaron probably picked up the amoeba a week before while swimming in the balmy shallows of Lake Havasu, a popular man-made lake on the Colorado River between Arizona and California. Though infections tend to be found in Southern states, Naegleria lives almost everywhere in lakes, hot springs, even dirty swimming pools, grazing off algae and bacteria in the sediment. PHOENIX – It sounds like science fiction but it’s true: A killer amoeba living in lakes enters the body through the nose and attacks the brain where it feeds until you die. Even though encounters with the microscopic bug are extraordinarily rare, it’s killed six boys and young men this year. The spike in cases has health officials concerned, and they are predicting more cases in the future. “This is definitely something we need to track,” said Michael Beach, a specialist in recreational waterborne illnesses for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures go up, it does better,” Beach said. “In future decades, as temperatures rise, we’d expect to see more cases.” last_img read more

Can you believe these 17 footballers weren’t even born when this star player made his debut?

first_imgWhat a career it has been for Francesco Totti, whose time at Roma is said to be coming to an end.The club captain will be 40 in September and is being linked with a move to Major League Soccer in America.What’s also amazing is that Totti made his debut for Roma against Brescia as a 16-year-old kid in 1993 when some of the brightest prospects in the game today were not even born. Harry Kane (Tottenham) – date of birth: 28/07/93 19 19 19 19 Raphael Varane (Real Madrid) – date of birth: 25/04/93 19 19 19 Ross Barkley (Everton) – date of birth: 05/12/93 19 Eric Dier (Tottenham) date of birth: 15/01/94 19 19 John Stones (Everton) – date of birth: 28/05/94 19 Julian Draxler (Wolfsburg) – date of birth: 20/09/93 19 19center_img 19 19 Hakan Calhanoglu (Bayer Leverkusen) – date of birth: 08/02/94 Mateo Kovacic (Real Madrid) – date of birth: 06/05/94 19 Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see 17 of them. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) date of birth: 15/08/93 Lucas Digne (Roma) – date of birth: 20/07/93 Emre Can (Liverpool) – date of birth: 12/01/94 Everton’s Romelu Lukaku was born on 13/05/93, nearly two months after Francesco Totti made his Roma debut! Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see more players not even born when Totti made his Roma bow! – Apparently Roma will offer captain Francesco Totti a one-year extension to his existing contract that will see him play for the club when he is 40. Totti made his debut for the club as a 16-year-old on 28 March, 1993 against Brescia, so here talkSPORT looks at 17 current stars of the game who were not even born when this happened! 19 19 Memphis Depay (Man United) – date of birth: 13/02/94 19 Luke Shaw (Man United) – date of birth: 12/07/95 Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) – date of birth: 13/03/94 Raheem Sterling (Man City) – date of birth: 08/12/94 Marquinhos (PSG) – date of birth: 14/05/94last_img read more

Wild drive in stolen van ends in arrest of woman

first_img She was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills for observation, he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card A motorist who spotted the mayhem followed the woman and called police on a cell phone to alert them to her location. Officers from the LAPD’s Foothill and Mission divisions attempted to pull her over and began to chase her when she refused, Chong said. The van overturned when the woman attempted to turn right at Laurel Canyon and Van Nuys boulevards, Chong said. She emerged from the van and began running but was soon caught by police officers, Chong said. Police do not believe she was an employee at Apria, though an investigation is continuing, Chong said. “There was some indication the suspect might be under the influence of an unknown substance,” he said. VAN NUYS – An 18-year-old woman went on a 50-minute road rampage during rush hour Monday, using a stolen medical van to slam into at least seven cars and one bus before overturning the vehicle and leading police on a brief foot chase, authorities say. Police and fire officials say at least eight people were injured, and four were transported to hospitals for minor injuries. The chase began about 4:30 p.m. when the woman, whose identity was not immediately disclosed, stole a medical supply van from the Apria Healthcare facility in Van Nuys, said Sgt. Jimmy Chong of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division. The woman, who may have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, began driving erratically – hitting vehicles at Sepulveda and Roscoe boulevards, then along Van Nuys Boulevard at Plummer and Parthenia streets, and Arleta Avenue, causing multiple traffic crashes, Chong said. last_img read more

Event for veterans Saturday

first_imgLANCASTER – Veterans will be treated Saturday to a variety of services and programs geared to help those who are having difficulty coping with everyday societal or health problems. The veterans Stand Down will be held at Grace Chapel, 44648 15th St. West, just south of Lancaster Boulevard. Doors will open for registration at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5:15 p.m. Originally designed for homeless veterans, the Stand Downs are now open to all veterans and their families. This is the second one this year. The event – its name comes from a military term for sending combat troops away from the front lines to a safe place for rest and recuperation – will help veterans who have special needs – those who are homeless, who are able and willing to work but can’t find jobs, or who have health problems and no insurance. A band called The Baby Boomers will provide musical entertainment and there will be game tables for fun and camaraderie with fellow vets or volunteers. The Highland High School Junior ROTC will conduct the opening and closing ceremonies. Organizers said the Stand Downs got a financial boost this month from the state government, which may allow future events to be held over a weekend rather than just one day each. Co-chairman Tom Craft said the state will provide $1,000 per day to assist with expenses. “With this kind of support,” said Chairman Steve Baker, “we can start planning a three-day Stand Down later in the year. Many people have been asking about that.” The money was granted through the auspices of state Sen. Roy Ashburn, R-Bakersfield, and Sen. George Runner, R-Lancaster, and the hard work of Chris Burns, Ashburn’s chief of staff, said Craft. Burns, former chief of staff for the late state Sen. William “Pete” Knight, is well aware of the Antelope Valley’s service for veterans, said Craft. “He is no stranger to our efforts. He was in on all the work that Pete did and worked closely with him,” Craft said. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventHelping vets to become independent and live under normal conditions is the goal. As in the past, professionals are volunteering their expertise to provide health, clothing, legal, mental, chiropratic, foot care and social services. Dentists will offer full dental care on site, barber/beauticians will cut and style hair and there will be drug and alcohol abuse counseling. Three meals will be served: breakfast at 8 a.m., lunch at noon and a sack dinner handout at 5 p.m. The meals are provided by the Lancaster West Rotary Club. Judges will help to clear up legal problems; assistance in getting Department of Motor Vehicles identification cards will be available; and items of clothing will be distributed. last_img read more

RESULTS: WARD TAKES HONOURS IN THE ARDARATHON

first_imgArdarathon: Ardara 10K Fun Walk/Run27th April 2014Position Race Number Time Name Category Club 1 162 36.24 Paul Ward SM Tir Chonaill AC2 301 38.16 Gareth Kerrigan SM Milford AC3 61 39.07 Declan Gillespie SM Sliabh Liag AC4 124 40.02 Finbarr Gallagher MM Inishowen AC 5 209 40.37 Kierin Reynolds SM Individual6 302 40.38 Brian Doherty SM Milford AC7 122 40.42 Richard McCarthy MM Tir Chonaill AC8 35 40.58 Martin McGuinness SM Individual9 255 41.11 Ben McGonagle SM Rosses AC 10 285 42.12 Jonathan McLoone SM Individual11 257 42.12 Kieran McMonagle SM Individual12 161 42.30 Daniel Mannion SM Tir Chonaill AC13 147 42.32 John Molloy MM Individual 14 34 42.34 Kevin Boyle SM Individual15 238 42.49 Drew Doherty MM Finn Valley AC16 68 43.01 Donal Hauaghey SM Tir CHonaill AC17 279 43.14 Denis Boner 0 Rosses AC18 38 43.22 Paul Hegarty SM Athenry AC19 39 43.35 Joe Melly JM Individual20 263 44.36 Patrick Trimble SM Individual21 84 44.36 Brian McGonagle MM Tir Chonaill AC22 282 44.36 Colin Sweeney SM Individual23 8 45.00 Paul McHugh MM Individual24 174 45.02 Olly Duffy SM Individual25 206 45.10 Claire Quinn SF Individual26 18 45.14 Paul McGee SM Rosses AC27 134 45.43 Ton Bangert MM Individual28 228 45.46 Nakita Burke SF Individual29 242 45.48 Tony Hegarty MM Individual30 212 45.55 Ultán Brennan JM Individual31 277 46.25 Nick North MM Individual32 12 46.32 Greg Doherty SM Individual33 258 46.38 Paddy Solin SM Cumann Ramhaíochta Traigheannach34 27 46.47 Eleanor Godden JF Kilkenny City Harriers35 25 46.47 Ashley Godden MM Marble City Cyclers36 245 46.50 Kevin Maguire SM Finn Valley AC37 166 47.02 John M. Byrne SM Individual38 5 47.04 Margaret Sweeney SF Individual39 24 47.29 Joe Boyle MM Individual40 247 47.54 Declan McGrory SM St. Naul’s Runners41 184 47.03 Gerard McConnell SM Individual42 131 48.05 Robert Farrell SM Individual43 112 48.09 Una Craig/Gavin MF City of Derry Spartans44 145 48.11 Rodney Irwin SM Individual45 164 48.13 Patrick Gallagher JM Individual46 54 48.21 Gerard McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC47 132 48.24 James Boyle SM Individual48 232 48.32 James Maghuire MM Finn Valley AC49 82 48.47 Joseph Cannon SM Individual50 3 49.11 Noel Moore SM Individual51 48 49.14 Martin McShane SM Individual52 294 49.19 Michael Maguire SM Individual53 267 49.19 Gerry Maguire SM Individual54 10 49.22 Caroline Kennedy Moran SF Bruckless Road Runners55 259 49.29 Caroline Spratt MM Tir Chonaill AC56 312 49.29 Kieran Gavigan MM Individual57 178 49.46 Conor Boyle SM Individual58 154 49.56 Joseph McLaughlin SM Clg. Ard an Ratha59 20 50.08 Paul Boyle SM Individual60 130 50.17 Don Earley SM Individual61 165 50.17 Frank O’Deorain MM Individual62 187 50.24 Pauric McNern SM Bruckless Road Runners63 60 50.38 James McHugh SM Individual64 140 50.41 Daryl Maguire JM Finn Valley AC65 250 50.41 Edwina Sweeney SF Tir Chonaill AC66 76 50.41 Ronan Doherty SM Individual67 2 50.44 Jackie Harvey MM Tir Chonaill AC68 146 50.45 Yvonne Molloy SF Individual69 148 50.47 Molly Gallagher JF Tir Chonaill AC70 121 50.54 Loretta Cullen MF Individual71 185 50.59 James Green MM Individual72 211 51.10 Caroline McNulty SF Finn Valley AC73 172 50.14 Eugene McGinley MM Individual74 144 51.18 Vera Haughey MM Tir Chonaill AC75 281 51.24 Emily Bonner SF Individual76 70 51.29 Julie McNamee SF Individual77 239 51.29 Pat Byrne MM Killybegs AC78 281 51.29 Emily Bonner SF Individual79 240 51.36 Alan McGroary SM St. Naul’s Runners80 262 51.37 Bernadette McNeey MF Tir Chonaill AC81 276 52.34 Rory Murray SM Individual82 17 52.37 Seamus Ferry MM Gweedore83 264 52.47 Rose Mannering SF Individual84 15 52.47 Sinéad Boyle SF Rosses AC85 21 52.50 Aisling Boyle SF Individual86 69 52.50 Noel Boyd SM Rosses AC87 207 52.52 Dennis Slevin MM Tir Chonaill AC88 229 52.55 Eimear McClafferty SF Individual89 14 53.02 Shane Caher MM Ballina90 43 53.04 Angela Trimble SF Individual91 150 53.05 Barry Cox SM Individual92 37 53.06 Rosemary Newhirst SF Tir CHonaill AC93 62 53.18 Barry Maguire JM Erne Gaels94 136 53.26 Cáit Doherty SF Individual95 149 53.38 Patrick Gallagher (Larry) MM Individual96 256 53.38 Alison McMonagle SF Individual97 49 54.17 Ian Melly MM Individual98 173 54.26 Jonathon Wilson SM Individual99 216 54.28 Roberta Dobbyn SF Individual100 253 54.33 Nicola Maguire SF Individual101 36 54.46 Janet Boyle SF Individual102 219 54.46 Jaroslaw Majkusiak SM Individual103 42 54.51 Sean Kennedy SM Individual104 179 54.51 Shaun O’Donnell MM Lifford AC105 151 55.07 David Doherty SM Individual106 143 55.23 Donal McGuinness SM Bruckless Road Runners107 120 55.31 Nóra Anderson SF Individual108 311 55.37 Philip Gallagher SM Individual109 33 55.42 Danielle Boyle SF Glenties AC110 198 55.45 Sharon Cunningham SF Bruckless Road Runners111 59 55.48 Regina McHugh SF Individual112 275 55.54 Lisa McCrudden SF Individual113 66 56.03 Paul McCrossan MM Tir Chonaill AC114 55 56.08 Caroline McHugh MF Individual115 75 56.18 Sarah McGrory SF Tir Chonaill AC116 205 56.18 Mary Gallagher MF Glenties AC117 77 56.24 A.N. Other 0 Individual118 230 56.30 Cailum Malley JM Individual119 22 56.34 Teresa Sweeney SF Individual120 26 56.39 Maria Godden SF Kilkenny City Harriers121 119 56.39 Barbara McMenamin MF Individual122 41 57.16 Nonie Melly MF Individual123 175 57.18 Brian Doherty SM Individual124 194 57.22 Carmel Monaghan SF Bruckless Road Runners125 135 57.28 Marjan Bangert MM Individual126 220 57.29 Kieran Reynolds SM Individual127 214 57.29 Lisa Gavigan SF Individual128 233 57.29 Gerry Friel SM Individual129 215 57.29 Paul Collum SM Individual130 304 57.34 Leonard Molloy MM Individual131 288 57.47 Jonathan Craig SM Individual132 45 57.50 Lorraine McBrearty SF Individual133 295 57.58 Jane Flannery SF Individual134 186 58.10 Tame Teacht SM RLF135 170 58.10 Joanne Gallinagh SF Individual136 4 58.10 Tanya Carson SF Individual137 129 58.10 Dessie Goyvaerts SM Individual138 111 58.17 Ted Breslin MM Individual139 71 58.17 Donna Maskenny SF Individual140 273 58.17 Anne Cannon MF Individual141 9 58.41 Lora-Lee Curran SF Bruckless Road Runners142 260 58.46 Caitríona Solan SF Individual143 163 58.50 Colette Byrne SF Sliabh Liag AC144 217 59.15 Shaun Dobbyn JM Individual145 192 59.15 Majella Cunningham SF Bruckless Road Runners146 180 59.15 Jason Peoples SM Convoy Running Club147 64 59.31 Fiona Curristin SF Individual148 199 59.45 Joanne Reynolds SF Individual149 6 59.50 Anne Rodgers SF Rosses AC150 7 59.57 Patricia O’Donnell SF Individual151 67 60.11 Mary Doherty SF Individual152 234 60.19 Billy Broderick MM Killybegs AC153 315 60.40 Rosa Flannery SF Individual154 51 60.43 Aidan Gillard SM Individual155 50 60.43 Orla McGill SF Individual156 127 61.14 Zoe Campbell JM Individual157 19 61.18 Anne Cannon SF Run LK158 156 61.18 James McEwlane SM Individual159 200 61.46 Angela Gillespie SF Individual160 97 61.48 John Boyd JM Individual161 53 61.52 Jonathan McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC162 201 62.10 Phil Byrne SF Bruckless Road Runners163 160 62.31 Mary McGuckin MM St. Naul’s Runners164 155 63.01 Catherine McCormack MM Individual165 171 63.06 Lorna O’Donnell MM Rosses AC166 74 64.00 Mags Nulty SF Tir Chonaill AC167 168 64.05 Charlie O’Donnell MM Individual168 152 64.21 Jamie Molloy JF Individual169 148 64.21 Molly Gallagher JF Tir Chonaill AC170 213 64.21 Laoise Brennan JF Individual171 13 64.21 Iwona Szanczuk SF Ballina172 268 64.54 Niamh McFadden SF Individual173 117 65.31 Majalla Shovlin MF Individual174 102 65.31 John Sweeney MM Individual175 181 65.56 Carol Herron SF Individual176 157 66.39 Celine O’Shea SF St. Naul’s Runners177 128 66.41 Caroline Ward SF Individual178 169 67.28 Angela Gallagher SF Individual179 227 67.33 Carol McDonagh MF Individual180 141 67.40 Ann Bowden MF Individual181 261 68.41 Bríd Marie Solan SF Individual182 65 68.46 Caroline Breslin SF Individual183 266 69.32 Tomas Godden JM KCH184 109 70.02 Shane Whyte JM Individual185 167 70.04 Ceceylia Sheridan SF Individual186 289 70.24 Emily Whelan SF Individual187 290 70.24 Sinéad Bennett SF Individual188 291 70.24 Amanda Boyle SF Individual189 286 70.44 Martin Mulhern SF Individual190 158 70.47 Jacqueline Doherty SF St. Naul’s Runners191 138 71.00 Stephen McCahill MM Individual192 11 71.14 Regina Doherty SF Individual193 159 71.14 Finola Kennedy SF St. Naul’s Runners194 218 71.18 Jason Dobbyn JM Individual195 46 71.31 Brid McHugh SF Individual196 47 71.32 Marian McShane SF Individual197 103 71.35 Lara Sweeney JF Individual198 73 72.28 Francis Spencer SF Tir Chonaill AC199 231 74.20 Valerie Maguire MF Individual200 313 74.41 Thomas O’Shea JM Glenties AC201 280 74.43 Shaun McConnell JM Individual202 251 75.13 Niamh Maguire JF Individual203 271 75.13 Áine Brennan JF Individual204 203 75.25 Kate Cahier SF Individual205 137 75.50 Margaret McGill SF Individual206 139 75.50 Anne O’Donnell MM Individual207 177 76.18 Isabel Boyle MF Individual208 110 76.18 Jacinta Breslin MF Individual209 237 76.18 Christine Breslin SF Individual210 188 77.18 Miriam McNern SF Individual211 249 77.43 Michael Byrne SM Individual212 248 77.43 Evelyn McHugh SF Individual213 210 78.04 Laura Furey JF Tir Chonaill AC214 241 78.16 Teresa Keeney SF Individual215 56 78.23 Mureil Ward MF Individual216 96 78.27 Hugh Gallagher JF Individual217 246 78.31 Gráinne Gavigan SF Individual218 88 80.02 Saoirse McGonagle JF Tir Chonaill AC219 142 80.02 Rían O’Murchu JM Individual220 296 82.19 Claire Gavigan SF Individual221 176 82.24 Heater Browne SF Individual222 182 82.26 Mary Conway SF Individual223 91 82.35 Niamh Boyle JF Individual224 254 82.37 Cathy Gavigan SF Individual225 183 82.41 James Gallagher MM Killybegs AC226 278 83.34 Kate Morgan MF Individual227 314 83.35 Tara Maguire SF Individual228 123 83.41 Aidan McHugh SM Individual229 90 83.41 Kathleen Boyle MM Individual230 92 83.41 Deirdre Ward SF Individual231 44 84.53 Eileen B oyle SF Individual232 202 85.29 Niamh Byrne JF Bruckless Road Runners233 303 87.00 Brigid Kee SF Individual234 272 87.00 Majella Boyle SF Individual235 287 87.00 Eunan Maguire SM Individual236 108 88.03 Danny Sweeney MM Individual237 105 88.03 Daniel Sweeney JM Individual238 28 88.09 Eileeen Hegarty MF Individual239 29 88.41 Anne Connaghan MF Individual240 223 88.41 Mary Rice MM Individual241 224 88.41 Mary Lafferty SF Individual242 225 89.00 Norita McGinley MF Individual243 284 89.00 Noreen Maguire MF Individual244 283 89.00 Brid Kennedy MF Individual245 204 89.24 Gabriel O’Donnell MM Individual246 89 89.48 Lyndsy Melly SF Individual247 191 90.01 Norietta Stevens SF Individual248 190 90.01 Rosita Ward SF Individual249 113 90.01 Francis Gallagher SM Individual250 114 90.01 Deirdre Gallagher SF Individual251 16 90.15 John Cassidy MM Individual252 78 90.15 Caroline Heekin SF Individual253 79 90.15 Connell Melley MM Individual254 94 93.29 Pauline Gallagher SF Individual255 95 93.29 Patricia Molloy SF Individual256 126 93.29 Michael Mulreany JM Individual257 106 93.39 Nuala Mangan MF Individual258 107 93.39 Gerard Slowey MM Individual259 93 94.32 John Paul Gallagher SM Individual260 100 94.32 Amy Boyd JF Clg. Ard an Ratha261 189 94.46 Susan Patterson MF Individual262 52 95.01 Daniel L. McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC263 305 95.05 Kevin Shovlin JM Individual264 81 95.50 Niamh Gallagher SF Individual265 116 95.50 Eithne Ní Ghallchoghair SF Individual266 80 95.50 Seamus Gallagher MM Individual267 235 98.10 Lee McHugh JM Tir Chonaill AC268 86 98.38 Laoise McGonagle JF Tir CHonaill AC269 133 98.38 Lisa Adair JF Individual270 23 99.28 Leanne Sweeney JF Individual271 104 99.28 Emma Sweeney JF Individual272 222 99.31 Linda Gallagher SF Individual273 221 99.31 Anne Sharpe MF Individual274 196 101.40 Edith Kelly JF Individual275 118 101.49 Tony Breslin MM Individual276 320 101.49 Michael O’Haire SM Individual277 293 101.58 Eimear Moore JF Individual278 195 102.28 Neil Hennigan SM Individual279 197 102.29 Fiona Hennigan MF Individual280 292 104.07 Denise Boyle SF Individual281 32 105.04 Mary O’Donnell MF Kilkenny City Harriers282 300 105.10 Barbara McKelvey SF Individual283 274 106.10 Niamh O’Donnell JF Quinn, Co. Clare284 63 109.48 Eileen Maguire SF Individual285 58 109.48 Mary Smith SF Individual286 243 109.48 Patricia Ryan SF Individual287 101 109.48 Laura Boyd SF Individual288 99 109.48 Imelda Boyd SF Individual289 98 109.48 Ann Maguire SF IndividualRESULTS: WARD TAKES HONOURS IN THE ARDARATHON was last modified: April 27th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:10k fun runArdaraResultslast_img read more

Bournemouth announce defender’s retirement due to injury aged just 30

first_imgBournemouth defender Rhoys Wiggins has announced his retirement due to injury.The 30-year-old has undergone a series of operations since suffering a knee injury while on loan at Birmingham in October 2016 but has been unable to make a full recovery.“This isn’t something I ever thought I would have to write at the age of 30, but due to the injury I sustained I am unfortunately not able to continue with the job I love to do,” wrote Wiggins in an open letter to Cherries fans on the club’s website.“I have been battling for the last two years, doing everything possible to get back out there, but my knee just won’t allow me to do so.“I’m absolutely gutted on a number of levels.”Former Wales Under-21 international Wiggins made 72 appearances in all competitions for Bournemouth across a number of spells.His final stint with the south-coast club was blighted by injury and he failed to make a Premier League outing for Eddie Howe’s men following a transfer from Sheffield Wednesday in February 2016.Wiggins also revealed that he had suffered a fractured skull during a freak accident following his first knee operation.“A lot of people are also unaware that I had an accident after my first operation and sustained a fractured skull,” he wrote. “This was, and has been, the most challenging time of my life.”In addition to his time with Bournemouth, Birmingham and Wednesday, the left-back represented Norwich and Charlton, having begun his career at Crystal Palace. 1 Rhoys Wiggins suffered a knee injury while on loan at Bournemouth last_img read more

Puma kit unites footballers

first_imgCameroonian team captain Samuel Eto’o,wearing the Africa Unity kit, at the Play for Life launch in Nairobi. (Image: Puma) The Indomitable Lions, with UNEP’s Angela Cropper, second from right, and Puma CEOJochen Zeitz, far right. (Image: Puma) MEDIA CONTACTS • Alison DayPuma communications+44- 8451 237 862RELATED ARTICLES• SA marks Year of Biodiversity • SA gears up for 2010 with Adidas • Top 32 for 2010 Fifa World Cup • SA, Angola strengthen ties Janine ErasmusTop sportswear manufacturer Puma has designed a football kit for the African continent – and as part of Puma’s Play for Life environmental initiative, the Africa Unity kit is also raising awareness among football fans about the importance of caring for the planet.Play for Life, launched in Nairobi, Kenya, in January 2010, sees Puma partnering with the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) to celebrate the International Year of Biodiversity, support biodiversity, and boost species and habitat conservation in Africa.German-based Puma has been involved with the continent since it signed up Cameroon in 1997, and currently sponsors 12 national African football teams – Ghana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, Togo, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco and Namibia.The strip is Fifa-approved, and as the official third kit it can be used when a team’s home or away kit is likely to cause confusion with the opposition.It also stands as a symbol of unity and diversity, as it is the first kit ever to be shared by so many national teams.Players will show off their snazzy new gear during international friendly matches leading up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, taking place around South Africa between 11 June and 11 July.Qualifying teams will also sport the kit at the 2010 Orange Africa Cup of Nations tournament, currently underway in Angola. They include the host team, Ghana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Algeria, Egypt, Mozambique, Togo and Tunisia.It is hoped that the Togolese national team, which fell victim to a deplorable shooting attack just before the start of the tournament and has since returned home, will rejoin the group shortly.Saving the planetAfrica is home to nine of the planet’s 35 biodiversity hotspots, many of which are under threat.The continent also harbours two of the five most important wilderness areas on earth – the Congo Basin, and Southern Africa’s Miombo-Mopane woodlands and savannas, which spans 10 countries and is considered to be the largest known contiguous area of dry woodland.Speaking at the Play for Life launch, Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz said: “Biodiversity and therefore valuing and protecting all life on our planet is a huge issue, not only in Africa, but around the world.”He added that the sportswear giant was proud to partner with UNEP to raise both awareness and funds, as all proceeds from the worldwide sale of the replica kit, as well as Puma’s other Unity products, will be used to support biodiversity projects.The Unity range includes clothing, shoes and accessories inspired by the work of American artist Kehinde Wiley, whose designs have been incorporated into the trendy items.The Play for Life partnership will also feature popular football stars communicating with their fans through public service announcements, entrenching the conservation message and encouraging greater action.Cameroon’s national football team, the Indomitable Lions, attended the launch. Team captain and Internazionale striker Samuel Eto’o said the new kit was an inspiration to him and his team.“Not only are we very proud to wear a shirt that helps bring the continent of Africa together, but to do so for such an important cause is truly an honour,” he said. “Supporting the Africa Unity Kit sends out a positive message for Africa – we are uniting as a continent to help life and the planet.”Colours of AfricaThe strip features earthy colours and elements of nature, designed to inspire and educate.At the shoulders the shirt is a light blue, but further down there is a gradual transition from blue to a rich brown – this represents the African sky and earth. Actual soil samples from Ghana, Ivory Coast, South Africa and Cameroon were the source of the brown tone, which is smoothly and seamlessly carried through to the shorts.The shirt is further adorned with Puma’s yellow Life badge, while other elements – such as the Puma mascot and the player’s number – are also in yellow to represent the African sun.last_img read more

Story of Madiba and Zelda set for the big screen

first_img25 February 2016Zelda la Grange’s ‘Good Morning Mr Mandela’ to become a movie https://t.co/r0POLX37k5 pic.twitter.com/6ekvz5oN3S— Times LIVE (@TimesLIVE) February 23, 2016Zelda la Grange published her memoir, Good Morning, Mr Mandela, in 2014 to wide acclaim. Since then, it has been published worldwide, in several languages; now it is set to become a film.The book covers her years as private secretary to Nelson Mandela during his presidency and in his post-presidential staff until his death in 2013. La Grange was also a founding staff member of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.While many books have been written about the life of Mandela, La Grange’s was the first to offer an inside look at the day-to-day dealings of the person behind the icon. It offers a rare portrait of a humble but proud man on the pinnacle of history.The book also explores the contrast of a young, white Afrikaans woman serving the first black president of a newly democratic South Africa. It acts as a metaphor for the country as a whole, dealing with rapid changes and learning new ways to reconcile its turbulent history with its transition to democracy.In the book, La Grange also pays tribute to a man who taught her valuable lessons about human relationships and forgiveness.Bill Clinton, the former American president, called La Grange’s book “an important reminder of the lessons Madiba taught us all”.That remarkable story is now set to become a film, as announced on 22 February.Renowned, award-winning producer Trudie Styler, the producer of cult hit Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and the Bafta-winning science fiction film Moon, and her Maven Pictures have bought the rights to the book and have already begun working on a script.Let’s make a movie! @ZeldalaGrangeSA #GoodMorningMrMandela https://t.co/FYGdKdET4E— Maven Pictures (@Maven_Pictures) February 22, 2016La Grange relayed the news via Twitter this week, enthusiastic about telling one of South Africa’s good stories.Thank you Maven Pictures for believing in the power of a South African story https://t.co/9QBWbx3lXD— Zelda la Grange (@ZeldalaGrangeSA) February 22, 2016As news of the proposed film spread this week, naturally the Twitterverse was rife with speculation about who should play Zelda in the film, with most suggesting that South African-born Oscar winner Charlize Theron would be the natural choice. Other suggestions included Julianne Moore, Naomi Watts and Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke.More importantly, who should play Madiba this time around? With Oscar nominated performances by Idris Elba in Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom in 2013, and Morgan Freeman in Invictus, among other portrayals, it seems the field might be limited as far as international actors are concerned.Perhaps this time, as has been a popular sentiment among South Africans, a local actor should get the role: John Kani, Sello Maake ka Ncube or World War Z’s Fana Mokoena, maybe?Whoever may be cast, the film, no doubt, will be an opportunity to tell the world another great South African story.Source: News24Wirelast_img read more