The boats of Blind Bight

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Milltown’s Deirdre Mongan wins bronze at the IPC Athletics European Championships

first_imgMongan was last to throw in Saturday’s competition, in an event which saw Russia’s Mariia Bogacheva take gold, and Dimitra Korokida of Greece take silver. Irish para-athlete Deirdre Mongan from Milltown Co Galway won Ireland’s first medal of the IPC Athletics European Championships when she secured bronze in the F53/54 Shot Put final. Deirdre Mongan (originally from Milltown, Co. Galway now living in Newcastle, Co. Down), F53 class, Paralympics Ireland Athletics pictured competing at the 2016 IPC Athletic European Championships in Grosseto, Italy From her first throw, Mongan – who is also a World Championship bronze medallist – booked her spot on the podium after she threw a distance of 4.10 and followed this up with throws of 3.84, 4.14, 4.23, 3.96 and 3.87.Speaking afterwards, the Irish Para-Athletics team’s National Throws Coach, Dave Sweeney, stated: “That’s exactly the boost the Irish team needed starting these championships.” You can keep up to date with all the action on our App here, follow the live stream here, and our updates on Twitter here.A full schedule for the Irish team for the coming week is available here.The Irish athletics team is proudly sponsored by Allianz, an official sponsor of Paralympics Ireland. “Deirdre has set the bar very high with her performance. She is very happy to have performed to that level at a major championships. It’s her first European medal and she finished so close to the silver medalist that her motivation in her preparations for Rio will increase a lot.”Also speaking about the event, Irish Para-Athletics Team Manager, James Nolan said: “I was delighted to see Deirdre medal on Day One with her longest throw in a major championships to date.“It’s a great start for the team and will inspire and increase the confidence of the other team members.” print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Wood header gives Burnley late win over Everton

first_imgBurnley 2 Everton 1Burnley’s 11-match winless run in the Premier League ended on Saturday when a late Chris Wood goal secured a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Everton, who finished with 10 men in an entertaining game at Turf Moor.Substitute Wood headed in Johann Berg Gudmundsson’s cross to grab the winner while Everton skipper Ashley Williams was sent off four minutes from time for a swipe at Ashley Barnes.The visitors, with just one away win this season, had gone ahead in the 20th minute with Turkish striker Cenk Tosun’s first goal for the club since he joined in January, a fine header after Seamus Coleman had flicked on a Theo Walcott cross.Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford will have impressed watching England manager Gareth Southgate with a series of fine saves but Burnley finally beat him in the 56th minute.Matthew Lowton’s superb defence-splitting pass found Barnes who outpaced former Burnley defender Michael Keane and beat Pickford at the near post with a confident finish setting the stage for Wood to snatch the points with his late strike.last_img read more

Linden-Mackenzie Bridge Light-up for Saturday

first_imgAll roads will lead to the Linden-Mackenzie Bridge on Saturday evening for the second annual Bridge Light-up and Boat Parade. The event is organised by the Linden Youth Leaders and from reports coming out of the mining town, it will be a fun-filled event.The second edition of the event is expected to be more spectacular than the first and will attract a huge crowd. Those who turn up to witness the event will be treated to live performances by reigning Chutney Monarch Brandon Harding.In addition, the Redeemer Band and others will be performing. There will also be lots of activities for the children, but more excitingly, Santa and his helpers will be there to distribute gifts to children who are present. The action starts at 16:30h with nonstop entertainment throughout the evening.The event is sponsored by Linden Chambers of Commerce, Guyana Airways, Banks DIH, the Communities Ministry, Linden Youth Leaders and Linden Youth Group.Admission to the event is free.last_img read more

100 Win Western Union Yuletide Promotion

first_imgWestern Union has rewarded 100 of its customers through its annually celebrated Yuletide Promotion (Christmas) with Samsung mobile phones and free mobile credit.The draw took place on Tuesday March 1, 2016, and was dubbed the “Talk For Free Promotion” for customers who had sent or received their remittances or monies through the money transfer service, the statement said.According to Western Union, the promotion, which started in December 2015, aims to make customers feel appreciated for making the company their preferred money transfer service and also attract potential customers to the Western Union brand.Job S. Gbusseh, who won the prize from the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), expressed gratitude to Western Union for the prizes and encouraged others to remit money through the reliable money transfer agency.He commended Western Union for the promotion and urged them to continue with their good work supporting the Liberian economy with their services.Mr. Gbusseh said the Western Union service in Liberia has brought more relief and smiles to people living in the country. Miss. Princetta Kamara, another prize winner, expressed joy for the UBA family and encouraged more Liberians to patronize the money transfer service.Meanwhile, Western Union money transfer is the foremost money transfer service in Liberia, offering both local and international money transfer services. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lack of minimal care and sensitivity at public hospitals

first_imgDear Editor,Who among us can ignore the very touching report by Dr Mark Devonish in the media about the ignominious, downright uncouth, unprofessional and utterly insensitive treatment meted out to him and his family on the occasion of the serious illness and eventual death of his young brother at the Georgetown Public Hospital.All of which resonated with my own recent report of similar mal-treatment to me and others by the staff of the Skeldon Public Hospital.I was disappointed, but not surprised, by one of the negative reactions to my recommendation that the public hospitals should be ‘privatised’ and the money thus saved be otherwise used by the Government instead of paying for the ‘ugly, no-professional’ services (what a mis-nomer!) being provided by the constantly demanding staff of these public institutions who are acutely self-centred rather than service-oriented.I repeat my prayer and call on my Guyanese compatriots to demand corrective action by the powers that be without much more delay, lest our so-called hospitals be fully converted into morgues!Sincerely,Nowrang Persaudlast_img read more

Horizon North awarded conditional contract for two new work camps near Halfway River First Nation

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Horizon North Logistics Inc. announced today that its Halfway River Horizon North partnership has been granted a conditional award to build two new work camps west of Fort St. John.The company says the conditional award is for the construction of two new accommodation facilities of 575 and 610 beds respectively, using Horizon North’s existing Kobes Creek Lodge. The contract is subject to external regulatory approvals, customer internal approvals, and an agreement on the final contract terms.“This conditional award pairs Horizon North’s presence as the largest open camp provider in the Montney region with our dedication to strong partnerships with Aboriginal communities,” said Horizon North President and CEO Rod Graham. “We look forward to continuing our work with the customer towards a completed contract and implementing our full turn-key workforce accommodations solutions with our partners from Halfway River First Nation.”Horizon North said it expects to generate revenue of $63 million between August 2018 and November 2019. The two new facilities and an expansion of the Kobes Creek Lodge will done entirely with the company’s existing infrastructure.“This conditional award shows the significant benefits that our Halfway River Horizon North partnership can bring to our community,” said Halfway River First Nation Chief Darlene Hunter. “From projects like these, we look forward to continuing to build financial prosperity, job opportunities and growth for our First Nation members.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Student finds California condors had company

first_imgThe Page Museum’s collection contains thousands of the long-legged bones of birds of prey whose feet were caught by the dark morass. Because the tar pits ensnared creatures between 9,000 and 40,000 years ago – a period encompassing an entire ice age – the cache proved an ideal location for Prothero and his students to study how climate change affected animal species. Their work, Prothero said, suggests none of the animals changed in size because of the shifting temperatures. But it also had the added benefit of answering a long-standing question about the California condor’s past, showing they are a species all their own, rather than direct descendents of the larger Ice Age birds. In the near future, Prothero said, he plans to study ancient condor remains from other collections to learn if the La Brea species has been named before or is new – a prospect he considers likely. Whatever he finds, though, the condors won’t be biggest bird to have tangled with La Brea’s sticky depths. That honor, Harris said, goes to a bird called Merriam’s teratorn, which had a wingspan of 12 feet. (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want 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 MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The giant La Brea condors lived alongside the saber tooth tigers, Ice Age lions, elephant-size ground sloths and massive dire wolves that ruled Los Angeles tens of thousands of years ago. Paleontologists have unearthed millions of fossils of these and more than 600 other species of animals and plants from their asphalt graves beside Wilshire Boulevard’s Miracle Mile. “The tar pits are one of the richest Ice Age fossil sites in the world,” said John Harris, chief curator of the George C. Page Museum at the tar pits. “They’re important not only because of the diversity, but because the fossils are very well preserved.” In particular, the pits are a gold mine for the bones of ancient scavengers like the condors. “One trapped horse may result in a couple of saber-toothed cats and some dire wolves,” Harris said. PASADENA – From the foul-smelling, belching black maw of the La Brea Tar Pits have come the bones of ancient beasts – and from these, a new understanding about condor history. Caltech undergraduate Valerie Syverson has found that the California condor once likely co-existed with a separate condor species – one even larger than the avian giants still alive today. “She looked at just about all the common elements of the wings and the legs and the skull,” said Donald Prothero, her advisor and an Occidental College paleontologist. “Sure enough, when you measure enough specimens and you plot them, boy they sure stand out like night and day.” The ancient condors, the team found, had longer, narrower skulls and were about 10 percent to 20 percent larger than their modern relatives which, with 9-foot-wide wingspans, are no small potatoes themselves. last_img read more

Top teams featured

first_img Five counties: Mike DiCato (171) and Dunn (125 after missing the 119 limit by three-tenths of a pound) led performances by Royal in the 41st annual Five Counties Tournament at Fountain Valley. Both advanced to the third round of the championship bracket on the opening day, when the Highlanders had six championship-bracket victories. Jon Quezada (140), Brian Stockton (152) and Miguel Rivera (215) also posted first-round wins for Royal. First-year coach Richard Carrillo – he directed Chatsworth to the 2004 City Section championship – was pleased with his team’s effort in a meet that is annually one of the toughest in the state. “We don’t come in here expecting to rule it,” said Carrillo, whose Highlanders are defending Southern Section Div. V Dual Meet champions. “But we want to come in here and do a good job, get some experience against some higher-level wrestlers and see how we’re doing.” Marmonte crucial: No. 6 Thousand Oaks (17-3) takes a 3-1 Marmonte League record into its home match against No. 5-ranked Simi Valley (4-0, 4-0) Thursday, one of the biggest league clashes of the season. “The winner probably will go to the (Southern Section Div. V) Dual Meet tournament,” said Thousand Oaks coach Kerry Lyne, whose Lancers tuned up by going 6-2 and finishing second in the Bobby Loughridge Tournament. Dave Shelburne, (818) 713-3609!dtpost end!DAILY NEWS TOP 10 1. Royal 2. San Fernando 3. Crespi 4. Highland 5. Simi Valley 6. Thousand Oaks 7. Agoura 8. Antelope Valley 9. El Camino Real 10. Birmingham 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Defending champion Highland High of Palmdale and four other teams ranked in the Daily News top five are in the field for Saturday’s Sam De John wrestling tournament at San Fernando. Fourth-ranked Highland, coached by former San Fernando wrestler Mike Young, has won its Bobby Loughridge Tournament, the Quartz Hill Rebel Classic and the Eagle Invitational at Lancaster this season. The Bulldogs come in with seven wrestlers with at least 20 season victories, including two-time Golden League champion Josh Purpus at 125 pounds. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita St. John Bosco of Bellflower, which won the Sam De John title in 2004, defending City Section champion Bell and area City teams El Camino Real of Woodland Hills, Chatsworth and Birmingham of Lake Balboa also are in the field. The Sam De John Tournament is named after the late San Fernando coach who helped wrestling become a sanctioned City sport in the 1960s. The Tigers, now coached by Fernando Gonzalez, share the City record with 10 titles. Highland’s Young, who has excelled as a coach and teacher – he has a state-best 601 career victories and was the Antelope Valley School District teacher of the year for 2004-05 – has fond memories wrestling for De John, who died in 2003, at San Fernando. “He was a man who really changed my life and the lives of a lot of other people, and he’s someone I really miss,” Young said. “He’s the one who inspired me to go into coaching and to go for my Master’s degree.” Saturday’s competition begins at 9 a.m. The first of 14 weight-class finals is scheduled to start about 6 p.m. center_img Top-ranked Royal of Simi Valley has the state’s third-ranked 119-pounder in Kevin Dunn, a junior who is a two-time Masters Meet participant. No. 2 San Fernando has three City Section champions – 2005 City winners Ruben Saenz (now 140) and Mike Solis (now 152) and Santos Delgadillo, the 2004 City heavyweight titlist who won that weight class at the West Covina tournament last week. No. 3 Crespi of Encino has a three-tournament winner in Lamar Reed (152) and defending Sam De John heavyweight titlist Sione Fua, who has won two tournaments this season. No. 5 Simi Valley has a two-tournament winner in Mikey Murphy (125). last_img read more

Liverpool in charge of Group E with comfortable victory against Maribor

first_img Jurgen Klopp applauds his side’s commanding victory 1 Liverpool edged closer to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages with a workmanlike 3-0 win over Maribor.Jurgen Klopp’s side are hardly charging towards their target – despite the 7-0 thrashing of the Slovenians a fortnight ago – and this match reflected their incremental progress in Group E.Back-to-back wins over the Slovenians, courtesy of leading scorer Mohamed Salah’s 10th of the season, a classy Emre Can goal and a late Daniel Sturridge strike, mean they lead Sevilla by a point and victory in Spain in three weeks’ time will see the Reds qualify with a match to spare.They could even afford another squandered missed penalty, a fourth in succession at Anfield, as James Milner missed his second in a row having scored his first 10 for the club.After their previous battering in Slovenia there was no chance Maribor were going to risk a similar performance, sitting back in a 5-4-1 formation very similar to that of Huddersfield in the first half on Saturday.Such was the passivity of former Leeds coach Darko Milanic’s side at one stage in the opening 15 minutes, Liverpool reached 89 per cent possession.They finished the half with 12 shots but just two on target and only one – Roberto Firmino’s header – extended Jasmin Handanovic, who dived at full stretch to tip the ball onto the crossbar.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, making his first Champions League start for the club after arriving in the summer, provided the cross having switched from left to right wing and when he slung over another Emre Can could only balloon his header into the Anfield Road Stand.The former Arsenal man was also denied his first Liverpool goal on his new home ground when Jean-Claude Billong slid in to take the ball off his toes inside the six-yard area.Similarities with the Huddersfield game continued when, five minutes after the interval, Trent Alexander-Arnold whipped in a low cross for Salah to nip in front of Rajcevic and produce a clever back-heel deflection.Moments later a brilliant piece of Firmino trickery drew a foul off Rajcevic but Milner, back on penalty duties after Salah’s miss at the weekend, saw his shot tipped onto a post.Firmino’s close-range effort was charged down by Handanovic and Salah headed over from even closer before, in the 64th minute, some swift, incisive play – a rarity on the night – cut Maribor apart.Can started the move in the inside-left position, exchanging passes with Milner, whose perfectly cushioned pass allowed his team-mate to run on and stroke a first-time shot low inside Handanovic’s left-hand post.Substitute Sturridge fired home from close range in the 90th minute, the first time since January he had scored in back-to-back games since January 2.last_img read more