March 18, 2020
  • 11:00 am Calabar retain South Conference basketball title
  • 2:01 pm Sports Briefs
  • 1:59 pm Clarendon win, but champs drop out title race
  • 1:57 pm Sports Briefs
  • 1:54 pm Calabar excite at inaugural Wint/McKenley Classic

first_imgChief Justice Korkpor: “I have heard and read and continue to hear and read many accusations, innuendoes and speculative views about his role in the process.-Chief Justice Korkpor breaks silenceFor the first time since he began to preside over the Senate impeachment trial of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja’neh, Chief Justice Francis Saye Korkpor has broken his silence about the treatment against him.Breaking his silence at the opening of the March 2019 term of the Supreme Court Chief Justice Korkpor claimed that he had heard and read and continues to hear and read many accusations, and speculative views about his role in the process.“And, some of these views are coming from people who ought to know better,” Korkpor told a gathering of lawyers. “As the matter is being tried, I will, for now, refrain from making any substantive comments regarding my own role. But, I assure that in the end, the truth will emerge.”Justice Korkpor, was among four justices and an Ad Hoc justice that cast a 3-2 vote of the full bench, rejecting Justice Ja’neh’s prohibition request against the House of Representatives, before the Senate could commence Ja’neh’s impeachment trial.Chief Justice Korkpor, Associate Justice Joseph Nagbe, and Ad Hoc Justice Boima Kontoe were the Justices that voted “no,” while Associate Justices Jamesetta Howard Wolokolie and Sie-A-Nyene Yuoh, voted yes. It was the vote that opened the door to the ongoing trial of Ja’neh.Justice Korkpor said he saw his role as the presiding officer to ensure that the trial process is in keeping with due process of law as mandated by the Constitution.The Chief Justice admitted that it was no secret that the Supreme Court was going through challenging times. “We cannot ignore this,” he declared.He said the ongoing impeachment trial was unprecedented in the history of the country. “To the best of my recollection, no impeachment proceedings in our nation have taken on the form of a full-blown trial before the Senate,” he confessed.“My role as the presiding officer was mandated by the Constitution,” he stressed. Justice Korkpor quoted Article 43 of the Constitution, which he said, provides that “When the President, Vice President or an Associate Justice is to be tried, the Chief Justice shall preside.”According to Justice Korkpor, the Liberian Senate tries the proceedings and he is the sole judge whether or not the justice has committed an impeachable offense.“We have no doubt that the honorable men and women of the Senate will, at the end of the trial, make a fair and just determination based on the findings,” the Chief Justice emphasized.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_imgThe Public Health Ministry on Thursday signed an agreement with the non-governmental group Alpha and Omega to provide services to persons infected with and affected by HIV/ AIDS in various regions.The Ministry, as the principal recipient of the Global Fund grant, signed the agreement with the sub recipient or implementing partner, Alpha and Omega Community Health Associates.Officials of the Education and Public Health Ministries pose with members of the Alpha and Omega Community Health AssociatesThe project, which will run for some 14 months, will be implemented in what has been described as key populations in Regions Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara), Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice).Dr Morris Edwards from the Public Health Ministry said the National AIDS Programme Secretariat has a number of implementing partners, when implementing programmes from the Global Fund.“The Ministry of Public Health advertised for two sub-recipients to come on board. It was a competitive process. We had five applicants, and of those five, two were successful. We had Alpha and Omega and SASOD”.Minister within the Education Ministry Nicolette Henry, who also serves as the chair of the country coordinating mechanism for the management of Global Fund said the project is very important as it will provide support to those who are affected by the social malady.“This $28 million is intended to provide support to persons affected by and infected with HIV. There are three programmes that Global Fund provides funding to Malaria, Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV. This grant is specifically for HIV and is in specific regions”.President of the Alpha and Omega Community Health Associates, Dr Karen Gordon-Boyle, said the not for profit organisation had worked under the previous Global Fund project. As such, the staff has extensive knowledge of working with the key populations.“Our methodology is to engage NGO’s from those regions who know the hotspots, who know where to find the key population. We will be mapping out in each region; we will be engaging the NGO’s and members of the key populations who know themselves, so that they could be able to find their social networks and we are going to be able to reach them with HIV messages and HIV testing”.Dr Gordon-Boyle said anyone found to be HIV positive will be enrolled in treatment.The main objective of the project is to reduce the prevalence of HIV within the key populations. She said the selected regions have been targeted since they have been disproportionately affected by HIV, compared to the general population.last_img read more

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first_imgLetterkenny AC athlete Paul McGlinchey won last night’s Convoy 5K with almost a minute to spare on his closest rival.McGlinchey came home in a time of 16.57 followed by Shane Gallagher and James Crossan.More than 300 runners took part in the successful race. Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 431 16.57 paul mcglinchey SM Letterkenny A C2 294 17.42 shane gallagher SM Individual3 370 17.43 james crossan SM Lifford A C 4 181 18.04 garet Kerrigan j SM Milford A C5 215 18.12 ciaran callaghan SM Individual6 81 18.23 jonathan browne SM Individual7 196 18.25 Brian mc namee JM Convoy CLCG8 462 18.40 kenny odonnell M40 Individual 9 13 18.50 Seamus Odonnell SM Convoy Running Club10 338 19.04 jack mc bride JM Finn Valley A C11 353 19.05 mark connolly SM Finn Valley A C12 408 19.08 naill bonner JM Individual 13 429 19.14 joe gallagher SM Milford A C14 28 19.15 micheal devenny M40 United Health Care15 436 19.20 adam mcginley JM Lifford A C16 241 19.24 john taylor SM Individual17 207 19.27 peter mc menamin SM Individual18 322 19.29 megan mcnulty SW Individual19 334 19.33 brian doherty SM Milford A C20 188 19.35 David shovlin SM Convoy CLCG21 188 19.35 David shovlin SM Convoy CLCG22 270 19.35 derek callaghan SM Individual23 161 19.57 Gavin Toner SM Individual24 216 19.57 emmett patterson SM Individual25 200 20.00 Warren blackburn SM Convoy Running Club26 424 20.02 Gabrial o leary SM Castlefinn Runners27 350 20.11 paul mc gee SM Tír Chonaill A C28 15 20.12 adrian mc Hugh SM Individual29 203 20.13 micheal ayton SM Convoy CLCG30 337 20.16 j a mc mullen SM Individual31 332 20.19 MICHEAL MC HUGH SM Milford A C32 30 20.21 adrian coll SM United Health Care33 453 20.25 gavin haris SM Individual34 413 20.25 brian mc mongle SM Individual35 226 20.27 lee gildea SM Letterkenny A C36 292 20.29 owen mc gill SM Individual37 189 20.30 benny bonner SM Individual38 301 20.32 paul gildea SM Individual39 219 20.47 sean browne SM Convoy CLCG40 213 20.47 anthony browne SM Convoy CLCG41 341 20.55 martina hegarty SW Individual42 412 20.58 des goyvarets SM Individual43 260 21.10 francais gildea SM Individual44 293 21.10 barry gallagher SM Individual45 454 21.16 tom bangeit M40 Individual46 34 21.21 charlie gildea SM Individual47 256 21.28 danny mc dermott SM Convoy Running Club48 471 21.35 ronan o donnell JM Individual49 248 21.36 joseph mc gill SM Individual50 305 21.37 james callaghan SM Individual51 373 21.42 mitchel mc laughlin SM Individual52 375 21.43 noel lynch M40 Letterkenny A C53 365 21.44 camilla mc granaghan SW Individual54 366 21.45 charlie paige SM Letterkenny A C55 313 21.50 philip browne SM Individual56 430 21.52 paul odonnell SM Convoy57 415 21.56 john moore JM Individual58 97 21.57 mark harkin SM Convoy Running Club59 295 21.58 peter mc Ginley SM Individual60 279 22.02 sean mc ginley SM Individual61 262 22.10 declan mc elwaine SM Individual62 340 22.15 martin foy SM Individual63 80 22.16 philip morrow SM Individual64 466 22.18 maeve culhane SW Finn Valley A C65 58 22.25 john sweeney SM Individual66 259 22.29 barry mc cauley SM Individual67 246 22.34 annemaire dalton SW Finn Valley A C68 336 22.38 nina patton SW Convoy Running Club69 410 22.39 chris ashmore M40 Individual70 273 22.41 richard duncan SM Castlefinn Runners71 178 22.42 Joe Gavin SM Lifford A C72 377 22.45 eimear gallen SW Individual73 201 22.46 mark glenn SM Convoy Running Club74 217 22.48 liam mc mullen M40 Individual75 268 22.49 shaun o donnell M40 Individual76 265 22.54 dermott gallagher SM Individual77 326 22.54 patrick mc nulty SM Individual78 326 22.54 claire kavanagh SW Convoy79 464 22.56 shauna guthrie SW Finn Valley A C80 470 22.57 paul clancey M40 Individual81 75 22.59 cathal mc bride SM Convoy Running Club82 414 23.08 kevin doherty SM Individual83 191 23.09 eamonn mc connell M40 Castlefinn Runners84 405 23.12 alistair hertherington M40 Individual85 425 23.13 DAVID OLEARY SM Individual86 190 23.17 sinead mc connell W40 Castlefinn Runners87 446 23.19 mark gildea SM Individual88 258 23.21 finton o hagan SM Castlefinn Runners89 468 23.22 keith french SM Individual90 193 23.28 don smith SM Convoy Running Club91 402 23.31 evelyn mc geehan W40 Finn Valley A C92 297 23.37 eugene mc Ginley SM Individual93 263 23.50 carl houston SM Castlefinn Runners94 423 23.55 Samanta wilkinson W40 Finn Valley A C95 474 23.59 kay drummond W40 Tír Chonaill A C96 303 24.01 barry o donnell SM Convoy Running Club97 255 24.08 francesca patton SW Individual98 257 24.08 gareth patton SM Individual99 422 24.15 richard orr SM Tír Chonaill A C100 186 24.16 conor Mc Dermott Walker Convoy CLCG101 333 24.16 james browne M40 Individual102 469 24.23 Adrain o donnell SM Individual103 134 24.25 paul doherty SM Individual104 477 24.32 carmel gornel SW Tír Chonaill A C105 33 24.41 Suzanne mc closkey SW United Health Care106 445 24.42 paul wheelan SM Individual107 472 24.51 deborah dawson SW Tír Chonaill A C108 328 24.53 olivia gillen SW Convoy Running Club109 327 24.53 liam deeney SM Convoy110 327 24.53 mark gillen SM Convoy Running Club111 212 25.04 padraig porter SM Convoy CLCG112 347 25.08 eimear alexander SW Castlefinn Runners113 272 25.08 kelly wilson SW Convoy CLCG114 169 25.09 Jemma mc glinchey SW Convoy Running Club115 282 25.13 micheal mc caffrey M40 Individual116 444 25.17 jimmy gildea M40 Letterkenny A C117 459 25.18 lisa mc glynn SW Castlefinn Runners118 476 25.22 claire curran SW Tír Chonaill A C119 325 25.32 john quinn SM Convoy120 205 25.41 sinead kelly SW Individual121 349 25.42 martina mc gee SW Tír Chonaill A C122 278 25.43 martina mc daid SW Convoy CLCG123 300 25.44 Ashlean mc geehan SW Finn Valley A C124 29 25.44 eamonn o hagan M40 United Health Care125 346 25.46 mathew grant SM Individual126 475 26.09 valisa o donnell Walker Individual127 251 26.10 victoria kelly SW Convoy Running Club128 152 26.11 Gracie O Donnell SW Convoy Running Club129 316 26.24 helena witherow SW Individual130 435 26.24 jennifer pearson SW Finn Valley A C131 339 26.30 ciara foy SW Individual132 354 26.30 sean bonner SM Convoy Running Club133 274 26.34 laura whyte duncan SW Castlefinn Runners134 126 26.38 louise mailey SW Convoy Running Club135 225 26.38 john mailey SM Convoy Running Club136 296 26.42 barry foley SM Individual137 266 26.43 eileen morning W40 Individual138 417 26.43 james green SM Individual139 318 26.51 alan witherow SM Individual140 254 27.06 brian kelly SM Convoy Running Club141 185 27.07 donal mc dermott Walker Convoy CLCG142 467 27.09 daniel mc menamin Walker Individual143 403 27.11 chloe hertherington Walker Individual144 42 27.18 ciara lynch SW Convoy Running Club145 321 27.19 lawrence crossan SM Individual146 433 27.20 sinead mcglynn SW Finn Valley A C147 434 27.20 kevin odonnell SM Individual148 86 27.26 victoria kelly JW Convoy CLCG149 83 27.27 erica wilson JW Convoy CLCG150 330 27.31 paula o donnell SW Convoy Running Club151 227 27.33 wiliam parke SM Individual152 369 27.38 jessica mc gill SW Convoy CLCG153 458 27.39 margaret paige/slevin SW Individual154 155 27.48 Teiron Boyle Walker Individual155 206 27.49 claire irwin SW Individual156 163 27.50 John park SM Individual157 376 27.55 cora harvey SW Finn Valley A C158 27 27.58 lisa gibson SW Convoy CLCG159 159 28.04 robert Johnston SM Individual160 192 28.04 kayleigh smith SW Convoy Running Club161 267 28.10 mary o donnell W40 Individual162 308 28.12 sinead greenw SW Convoy Running Club163 93 28.12 monica donaghy SW Convoy Running Club164 120 28.14 paula donaghy SW Convoy Running Club165 210 28.16 hanalka gibson SW Lifford A C166 310 28.18 emma mungur SW Individual167 309 28.19 charlotte irwin SW Individual168 460 28.20 pamela nelson SW Individual169 299 28.21 garry gillespie SM Individual170 79 28.24 wesley mc clean SM Individual171 230 28.41 fiona ferry SW Castlefinn Runners172 209 28.50 richard smyth SM Individual173 151 28.59 Davina O Donnell SW Convoy Running Club174 229 29.00 loretta mc nulty SW Castlefinn Runners175 144 29.05 Veronica Kilpatrick W40 Convoy Running Club176 452 29.09 marian bangeit W40 Individual177 222 29.10 karen peterson SW Individual178 416 29.11 maire bonner W40 Individual179 243 29.23 margaret doherty W40 Individual180 244 29.23 micheal dohetty SM Individual181 314 29.25 luane toner SW Convoy182 463 29.26 ben mc menamin Walker Individual183 379 29.26 stephen henderson SM Individual184 286 29.27 aoife harper Walker Individual185 451 29.27 cassie slevin Walker Individual186 311 29.38 sarah toye SW Convoy CLCG187 233 29.39 amanda johnston SW Convoy Running Club188 245 29.41 maire boyle SW Individual189 331 29.41 liesel toner SW Convoy Running Club190 348 29.42 siobhan mahar SW Inishowen A C191 329 29.44 grainne graham SW Finn Valley A C192 264 29.46 roseanna byrne SW Individual193 261 29.46 annmaire o hagan SW Castlefinn Runners194 1 29.51 Adelaine temple W40 Convoy Running Club195 443 29.53 karina gildea SW Individual196 271 30.07 natasha white SW Castlefinn Runners197 269 30.07 tracyy matthewson SW Castlefinn Runners198 358 30.10 william bonner SM Individual199 407 30.11 kay bonner W40 Convoy Running Club200 473 30.12 Graine o donnell SW Convoy Running Club201 5 30.13 michelle temple W40 Convoy Running Club202 142 30.16 Joleen mc Hugh SW Convoy Running Club203 285 30.17 mary harper SW Convoy Running Club204 288 30.19 dee Griddin SW Convoy Running Club205 404 30.21 rhonda strain SW Individual206 44 30.30 cardine campbell SW Individual207 56 30.30 shauna coyle SW Individual208 342 30.51 fionualla mc bride SW Castlefinn Runners209 343 30.51 ronnie mc bride SM Castlefinn Runners210 187 30.57 Eanna mc Dermott Walker Convoy CLCG211 223 30.58 nuala allan SW Convoy Running Club212 224 31.04 fionad black SW Individual213 232 31.05 lynn parke SW Convoy Running Club214 38 31.06 Sinead Flanagan SW United Health Care215 306 31.10 lianne rogers SW Convoy Running Club216 307 31.13 fidelma mc breaty SW Convoy Running Club217 357 31.18 gavin barry Walker Individual218 312 31.27 madge toye temple SW Convoy Running Club219 88 31.29 garry vance SM Individual220 135 31.39 olive doherty SW Individual221 351 31.48 louise goudie SW Individual222 234 31.49 karen gildea SW Individual223 315 31.53 alegha harkin Walker Individual224 4 32.05 sue quinn W40 Convoy Running Club225 228 32.07 corina catterson SW Castlefinn Runners226 372 32.16 jackie toland W40 Convoy Running Club227 143 32.23 Sheena Mc namee SW Convoy Running Club228 199 32.24 caroline Patton SW Convoy Running Club229 428 32.24 sarah gillen SW Convoy230 455 32.27 clodagh harria SW Convoy Running Club231 378 32.42 betty gallacher Walker Individual232 21 32.43 ann strain W40 Individual233 298 32.50 adrian ronaghan SM Individual234 290 33.11 julie ronaghan SW Individual235 401 33.16 teresa browne SW Individual236 355 33.20 holly blair SW Convoy Running Club237 238 33.33 rozetta foye SW Convoy CLCG238 231 34.00 donna curran SW Castlefinn Runners239 449 34.01 pauline curley SW Individual240 406 34.20 sheral hetherington W40 Individual241 184 34.48 Oisin mc dermott Walker Convoy CLCG242 183 35.02 Elaine mc dermott SW Convoy CLCG243 320 35.09 ann grant W40 Convoy244 275 35.10 edel flynn SW Convoy CLCG245 283 35.11 clair mcclean SW Convoy CLCG246 319 35.39 martina grant SW Convoy Running Club247 70 35.58 jacinta mc bride SW Convoy Running Club248 374 36.04 martina lynch SW Individual249 361 36.56 jason patton Walker Individual250 43 37.16 louise gallen SW Convoy Running Club251 291 37.16 shirley gillespie SW Individual252 242 37.30 oran taylor Walker Individual253 129 37.35 lauren mailey SW Convoy Running Club254 447 37.37 joanne mclaughlin SW Individual255 158 37.41 alision Johnaton SW Convoy Running Club256 141 38.33 rosemary parkinson W40 Individual257 208 38.35 hannah parkinson SW Individual258 281 38.43 leanne quinn SW Individual259 280 38.44 ashleen temple SW Individual260 218 39.02 evanne mc carron SW Individual261 367 39.12 fiona mc gill SW Convoy Running Club262 368 39.13 lauren mc gill SW Individual263 456 39.17 leslie browne W40 Individual264 235 39.42 paddy gildea SM Individual265 419 40.36 terrance quinn M40 Individual266 240 40.37 claire taylor Walker Individual267 478 40.38 sharon mc nulty SW Individual268 304 41.22 fiona kee SW Individual269 302 41.22 mary mc granaghan SW Individual270 40 42.00 caoimhe browne JW Convoy CLCG271 82 42.01 katie o donnell JW Convoy CLCG272 60 43.25 katie allan Walker Individual273 69 43.25 ciaran allan Walker Individual274 59 43.25 patricia allan W40 Individual275 437 43.25 aine gallagher Walker Individual276 317 43.46 riannagh witherow Walker Individual277 277 43.46 rita mc daid W40 Individual278 276 43.57 patricia wright W40 Individual279 441 43.57 leagh doherty Walker Individual280 442 44.02 cara mclaughlin Walker Individual281 440 44.14 linda doherty SW Individual282 440 44.14 paddy gallagher M40 Lifford A C283 198 44.16 Eugene mc namee SM Individual284 197 44.22 Concepta mc namee SW Individual285 284 44.22 stephen harper SM Individual286 287 44.22 stephen harper SM Convoy Running Club287 479 44.25 rose mailey Walker Individual288 480 44.25 sean mailey Walker Individual289 409 44.48 nicola bonner Walker Individual290 236 45.07 emma mc namee SW Convoy CLCG291 371 45.31 tom foley M40 Individual292 237 46.24 gemma mc crabbe SW Individual293 182 46.24 Shenia Browne Walker Convoy CLCG294 345 46.29 brenda grautom W40 Individual295 344 46.30 mae quinn W40 Individual296 194 46.31 majella mc mullen SW Individual297 195 46.31 tim callaghan SM Individual298 247 46.32 john mc mullen Walker Individual299 439 46.42 theresa ward W40 Individual300 335 46.43 micheal patton SM Convoy CLCG301 204 46.43 mary shovlin SW Convoy CLCG302 324 47.14 sharon stewart SW Individual303 250 49.04 bernadette gallagher SW Individual304 249 49.05 cathal browne Walker Convoy CLCG305 249 49.05 eimear gallagher SM Individual306 360 49.06 ORLA MC ATEER Walker Individual307 363 49.06 sarah mcateer Walker Individual308 253 49.06 paurick gallagher SM Individual309 364 49.35 aine mc ateer SM Individual310 117 49.35 brendan alexander SM Individual311 112 49.57 viola wallis SW Individual312 323 50.05 janice mcclure W40 Individual313 432 50.05 megan barnet Walker Individual314 421 50.06 melaissa quinn Walker Individual315 418 50.09 tina quinn W40 Individual316 202 50.10 eimear shovlin SW Convoy CLCG317 411 50.58 carmel bonner W40 Individual318 359 50.58 julie patton Walker Individual319 356 58.53 rosemary patton SW Individual320 461 59.24 catherine mc menamin SW Individual321 465 59.24 bernard mc menamin SM IndividualTotal Runners: 321McGLINCHEY WINS CONVOY 5K was last modified: August 15th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Convoy 5Klast_img read more

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first_imgHarry Kane admitted his surprise at retaining his Premier League Golden Boot after finishing the campaign on 29 goals.The Tottenham striker notched his fifth hat-trick of the year in all competitions after scoring three times against Hull in his side’s 7-1 final day victory over Hull.Kane saw off the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku to secure the honour despite missing the best part of three months through injury.And having coming so close to reaching the 30-goal milestone, Kane couldn’t resist having a dig at his manager, Mauricio Pochettino’s expense.“I had a little joke with the gaffer at the end – I wanted another four to get to that 30-goal mark,” Kane told talkSPORT.“It’s been a fantastic end to what has been a good season for us. To finish with four and three [goals] – two hat-tricks in a row – is something I’m very proud of.“As a striker, you go into every season hoping to win that [Golden Boot] and obviously winning it last year, I was determined to be consistent and try and retain it.“It looked doubtful throughout the season – having been out for 11 weeks in total – so to finish the way I have, I couldn’t have dreamt for anything better.“I just have to give big thanks to my team, the coaching staff – everyone who makes me a better player – without them it wouldn’t be possible and I’m thankful to them.”Tottenham’s victory over Hull saw the north London club finish the campaign on 86 points and seven points behind champions Chelsea.Mauricio Pochettino’s side enjoyed an unbeaten final season at White Hart Lane – securing 17 league victories from 19 games – but still fell short of Antonio Conte’s Chelsea.But Kane insisted his team could not have done much more to prevent the Blues from lifting a fifth league title.“It’s been fantastic. I don’t think we could have done much more than what we have. Obviously, you look back and our away form has been the only thing that’s really let us down this year.“But Chelsea have won the games when they needed to and they deserved the title. We just have to congratulate them – they’ve deserved it this year – but we’ve got to use that as motivation to come back next year stronger and even better.“We want to win trophies – we’ve made that clear – we just have to enjoy the rest now and work even harder to get better next season.”last_img read more

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first_imgDONEGAL is celebrating today after being voted European winners as part of a North West effort to promote the county as a golf destination.The International Association of Golf Tour Operators hosted their annual Awards Ceremony recently in Valencia, Spain and flying the flag for Ireland was North & West Coast Links Golf who won the coveted award for “European Golf Destination of the Year 2011”. Representatives from Rosapenna and Ballyliffen golf clubs were there.You can watch the announcement on our video.DDTV: DONEGAL CELEBRATES AS NORTH WEST NAMED EUROPEAN GOLF DESTINATION OF THE YEAR was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare 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

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first_imgDarren Jones pictured with his relation Daniel Smith after the pair climbed Mount Errigal last summer. Darren was involved in a dramatic rescue effort this morning after an Irish fishing vessel sank off the Scottish coast.A Winchmen who played a pivotal role in rescuing Galway fishermen from their stricken vessel earlier this morning has strong connections in the Rosses area.Darren Jones is part of the British Coastguard Rescue unit based in Stornoway that was involved in the dramatic rescue.Darren is a regularly visitor to the Rosses, as his mother-in-law Frances Dockerty was from Keadue. His wife Tara spent every summer in Donegal during her childhood where she visited her grandparents along with her mother Frances who sadly passed away four years ago.Tara now brings her husband and their son Josh to Keadue every summer to visit her aunt Breda Smith.The family love spending time in the area and love the beautiful scenery and beaches located in the area.Darren is pictured above with Tara’s first cousin Daniel Smith after they climbed Mount Errigal last summer. Darren’s Coastguard unit was deployed from their base in Stornoway after they received a distress signal from the Galway fishing boat Iuda Naofa.Skipper Mairtín Ó Conghaíle of Inis Mór issued a distress signal when his boat began taking on water during high seas off the Scottish coast.The boat was situated 48 miles off the Butt of Lewis and was sinking rapidly.The rescue chopper dropped a salvage pump in an attempt to control the situation but it didn’t work.Two of the crew were moved to a sister Aran Island vessel, while the other three crew members were dramatically winched upon the helicopter just as the ocean swallowed up the boat. Darren said that he was just on-board the vessel when it succumbed to the high seas, but thankfully Darren and his colleagues managed to rescue the crew safely.The weather was horrendous and its been described as a miracle that nobody was lost.The men where then removed to the Western Isles Hospital in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis where they were treated for mild hypothermia.To Darren’s surprise he then met the men this evening having a meal in a local hotel. Darren posted the following on Facebook, “It was great to see the three lads out of hospital and unbelievably having a Coke with dinner!! Hopefully they’ll be back with their families in Galway soon.Well done to Darren and his colleagues and to all those brave men and women who risk their own lives to save others.Thankfully everybody was rescued from this morning’s incident and all concerned are now safe and healthy.The crew are expected to head back to Galway tomorrow afternoon.WINCHMAN CENTRAL TO DRAMATIC RESCUE OF GALWAY FISHERMEN HAS STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS was last modified: January 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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

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first_imgGeorge Groves will face Mohamed Ali Ndiaye for the European super-middleweight title at Wembley Arena on Saturday 16 March.Groves, the Commonwealth champion, will be competing for the EBU crown recently vacated by his arch-rival and fellow West Londoner James DeGale.The Italy-based Ndiaye was due to face DeGale before the Harlesden man opted to give up the belt.Groves said: “I’ve won the British and Commonwealth titles and the European is the next step for me towards the world title.“The guy is tough and awkward. James DeGale didn’t want to fight him, but I’ve got the tools to beat him.”Promoter Frank Warren has won the purse bids to stage the fight and Groves will appear on a show which includes world champions Ricky Burns and Nathan Cleverly.Scotland’s Burns, who has the WBO lightweight title, will be involved in a mouthwatering unification showdown against IBF champion Miguel Vazquez of Mexico.Finchley heavyweight Dereck Chisora, currently banned following an infamous brawl with David Haye, is also likely to appear on the bill if his reapplication for a British Boxing Board of Control license is successful.Groves, 24, stopped Paul Smith in two rounds at Wembley Arena in November 2011.He was last in action in December, when he extended his unbeaten record by comprehensively beating former world champion Glen Johnson on points at the ExCel Arena.The 33-year-old Ndiaye, who was born in Senegal, has lost only one of his 23 professional fights.“It’s a great show to be on alongside Cleverly, Burns and Chisora and it will be a fantastic night in London,” Groves added.Warren said: “It’s the best of British all in one night of big fights.“Groves has the chance to add the European title to his collection and has a tough fight against Ndiaye.“The show will be backed up with an action packed undercard with some of the best in young British talent.”See also:DeGale opts to give up European titleGroves set to fight for European title Groves lining up world title challengeTrio in action on Groves’ Wembley bill The press conference to announce Groves’ Wembley returnGroves warned ahead of title showdownTrainer Booth discusses George Groves’ European title fightGroves ready to add European belt to his title 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img“Surprise” or “puzzling” are the most common words in news reports about bodies in the solar system.  Here are recent examples that discuss the origin of planets.See Part I: Inner PlanetsSee Part II: Outer PlanetsLucky breaks:  In a Perspective piece in Science Magazine, “Forming Terrestrial Planets,” John Chambers describes the mess between competing theories of the rocky planets.  He only treats two theories, both secular, to explain why Mars is puny compared to Earth (1/10 Earth’s mass).  One theory involves motions in and out by Jupiter (the “Grand Tack” model) that results in a depletion of accretionary resources at the distance of Mars (3 AU).  A recent competing theory by Izodoro posits that gas was depleted in that region as it migrated toward the sun.  Both models require Mars to form near the sun and get pushed into the depleted zone.  As Chambers admits, whatever happened, it’s all a matter of luck:Some caveats are in order. Like all current theories for planet formation, the models described here are incomplete. In particular, we lack a clear understanding of how and where planetesimals formed in the solar nebula, which obviously has a bearing on subsequent events. The final stage of growth is also notoriously chaotic—a tiny change in initial conditions can completely change the final outcome. So, luck played a big role in shaping the solar system. Conventional planet-formation simulations generate respectable Mars analogs in a few percent of cases without requiring any special measures. This leaves the slim possibility that Mars represents a bizarre statistical outlier, and its small size contains no deeper truths about our solar system.In other words, the situation is like Sidney Harris’s famous cartoon, in which a student, describing a process on the blackboard, inserts “Then a miracle occurs.”  His teacher demands he be a little more explicit on that point.  An “incomplete” theory is little more than a suggestion if a lack of “clear understanding” about a major point—the origin of planetesimals—remains.  Also, explanations that rely on sheer dumb luck are not explanations at all, strictly speaking, in science, even if the theorist (John Chambers) is an esteemed scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science.  (See the “Stuff Happens Law” in the Darwin Dictionary.)Late stage evolution:  Eric Ford (Penn State), in a review article for PNAS, starts after “the miracle occurs” and tries to make sense of the rest of the post-planetesimal story.  His article is mostly a promissory note: “astronomers can look forward to a much better understanding of planet formation in the coming decade,” he says.  Whether anyone will be able to hold him accountable to that remains to be seen.  Meanwhile, he describes the hubbub created by the discovery of “hot Jupiters” (gas giants orbiting very close to the star).  The median orbital period for these anomalous bodies has increased to a year, but their location still presents problems to theorists:The large masses of hot Jupiters imply a substantial gaseous component and therefore rapid formation, before the protoplanetary disk is dispersed. In situ formation of the rocky cores of hot Jupiters is problematic due to the high temperature and low surface density of the disk so close to their host star. Therefore, theorists explain hot Jupiters starting with the formation of a rocky core at larger separations from the host star, followed by accretion of a gaseous envelope and migration to their current location. The mechanism for migration is less clear.By “less clear,” he means that both competing “broad classes of models” suffer seemingly falsifying problems.  It’s unlikely a rocky core would just wander in through the disk on its own; how would it stop?  “It is unclear how the planets would avoid migrating all of the way into the host star or why the migration would be halted to leave planets with orbital periods of ∼2–5 days” like some hot Jupiters seen closer to their stars than Mercury is to our sun.  On the other hand, if the gas giant formed with initial high eccentricity (perhaps due to gravitational encounters with neighbors) and then tidal interactions circularized the orbit close to the star, the notion relies on sheer dumb luck.  Ford remains optimistic about what no astronomer has witnessed: “In practice, planetary systems that form two giant planets may well form additional massive planets, leading to a series of planet–planet scattering events and substantially increasing the probability for one to achieve a pericenter of just a few stellar radii.”  Perhaps it was a combination plate, he imagines: maybe migration brought the gas giant to about 1 AU where scattering could be more efficient.  This is qualitative guesswork.  Migration was not even in the cards for planetary theory till the discovery of hot Jupiters forced the idea.Needless to say, stars with hot Jupiters are unlikely to have Earth-like worlds.  “While the future hot Jupiter is circularizing, it cleans out the inner solar system by scattering any rocky planets in the inner planetary system into the star or the outer regions of the planetary system.”  Thank goodness our solar system did not meet this fate.  When Ford is not talking about actual observed planets, he is using a lot of escape words like perhaps, maybe, and could, (see perhapsimaybecouldness index) or is pushing the explanation into the future.  Theorists of the future, though, will have their work cut out for them.  Jupiter is hard enough to explain, but “Unfortunately, characterizing the architectures of outer planetary systems is likely to prove significantly more difficult than planets with orbital periods of a few years or less.”  Same for inner rocky planets, many of which the Kepler spacecraft found are “short-period, tightly-packed inner planetary systems” (STIPS).  Maybe they should work on the accretion problem (the “bouncing barrier discussed in Part II) before tackling migration.  Ford didn’t even get into that; he just assumed that planets accreted (somehow).Eliminate the negative, accentuate the positive:  Meanwhile, news sources routinely put a positive spin on planet formation.  Assuming planets must have formed by natural causes somehow (since they exist), astrobiologists are ready to look for them in the wild west.  For instance, contrary to earlier speculations, Science Daily holds out hope for “tilt-a-worlds” (planets with high obliquity) being habitable (see 1/12/12).    “Don’t forget F-type stars” (hot white stars more massive than the sun) as possible planetary homes, PhysOrg wrote; one astronomer says they “are not hopeless” in spite of their heat and radiation.Hope springs eternal in astrobiology.  Since it’s a science without a subject, that’s all they have.  There’s no -biology in astrobiology, and the astro- part faces serious challenges when it comes to explaining planet formation.Here at Creation-Evolution Headlines, we are very proud of the space program’s achievements in planetary exploration, including the discoveries of exoplanets.  We would never disparage the highly gifted and intelligent astronomers who have brought us all these incredible observations.  Nevertheless, when it comes to explaining the origin of what they observe, are we getting anything better than the ideas of witch doctors?  Look at the astrobiologists’ appeals to magic and miracles.  Look at the forward passes to future astronomers.  Look at their beliefs in spite of the evidence.  At least witch doctors dress up as shamans, not pretending to be scientists.  Which is the more deceptive? 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first_imgGratitude is completely free. You can say thank you over and over again, and it won’t cost you a thing. But, if said sincerely, it will be priceless to the recipient.Recognition also costs you nothing. Recognizing the effort someone made–win or lose–is easily done. There is always someone who has done something that deserves to be publicly celebrated. Priceless to them; free for you.You can ask someone if they need help. There are people who need your help. They need your support. You don’t have to open your wallet to help someone. Sometimes all you need to give them is a little bit of your time.People need to be heard. You can help them with that need by sitting quietly and listening. Make listening your agenda instead of listening to respond. If you really listen, you will be giving someone else an enormous gift. It costs you nothing.Ask someone to help you. Some people need to be needed. Asking them to share their opinion, to share their ideas, or to share their experience proves you believe their thoughts and feelings are important. Totally free.Encouragement is free. You can support someone in their endeavor by reminding them that you believe in them even when they don’t. It’s sometimes all they need.You know how I feel about relationships. People need friends. They need human relationships. You can offer your friendship to someone who needs it without spending a dime (if you don’t want to). Knowing that someone cares for and about you is a deep human need, easily satisfied by a thoughtful action.All of the things on this list will improve your results because they improve your relationships. They directly improve who you are a person (and especially as a leader). None of them costs you anything other than the tiniest bit of effort and your time. But they produce outsized results.Don’t skip the questions.QuestionsWho are you going to say thank you to right now?Who are you going to recognize right now?Who are you going to offer to help tomorrow morning at 8:35 AM?Who are you going to sit and listen to with no agenda other than ensuring that they know they’ve been heard?Who are you going to call to ensure that they know you need their advice?Who is about to give up and needs an encouraging word?Who could use a real friend? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

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first_imgIn what is perhaps the first case of extortion involving the crypto currency bitcoin, Gujarat police CID (Crime) has booked a police Inspector and nine other policemen for allegedly forcing a Surat-based builder and real estate player to part with 200 bitcoins, worth ₹12 crore. The police booked them after a complaint was received that Inspector Anant Patel abducted the businessman Shailesh Bhatt and forced him to transfer the bitcoins from his mobile wallet. Mr. Bhatt reportedly trades in crypto currencies. His business partner Kirit Paladiya is said to have warned him that he was under the scanner of the Enforcement Directorate. On February 11, Mr. Paladiya called Mr. Bhatt for a meeting in Gandhinagar. As they were talking, a couple of police vehicles arrived at the scene and they were both taken to a farm house where Mr. Bhatt was asked to transfer the bitcoins to escape the probe. The police lodged an FIR naming 11 persons, including a private individual who reportedly played a fixer between the businessman and the police.last_img read more

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