De Bruyne latest: Wolfsburg offer MASSIVE new deal to Manchester City target

first_img1 Wolfsburg are set to offer Kevin De Bruyne a bumper new contract as they look to fend off interest in the playmaker.talkSPORT exclusively revealed last month that Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain had made contact with De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick De Koster, about a possible summer move.City are reportedly desperate to win the race for the 23-year-old, who has been one of the Bundesliga’s star performers since returning to Germany after a disappointing spell with Chelsea, and the deposed Premier League champions have been tipped to launch a £35million move.However, Wolfsburg do not want to lose their star man and their sporting director Klaus Allofs is due to hold talks with De Bruyne’s agent where he will put a huge new contract on the table.Wolfsburg hope that the lucrative offer, likely to be around £100,000 per week, and their qualification for the Champions League will convince the Belgian to commit his future to them. Kevin De Bruyne last_img read more

Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin signings make Man United title contenders, talkSPORT told

first_imgHarry Redknapp believes the signings of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin can turn Manchester United into Premier League title winners.The Red Devils are expected to announce the arrivals of the midfield pair on Monday, as Louis van Gaal looks to create a squad capable of wrestling the league championship away from Chelsea.And former Tottenham and QPR manager Redknapp insists the duo will be a hit at Old Trafford.“Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin are great signings for Manchester United, and great value,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.“Schweinsteiger is a player who is guaranteed to fit in and has got a great attitude.“They are two excellent signings and it really beefs up that midfield.“I can see them maybe getting back to where they’ve been for many years, challenging for the Premier League title.”last_img read more

Put principle before political endorsements

first_imgWhen I got a sit-down with Rudy Giuliani at his California campaign headquarters last month, I had to get the usual California questions out of the way: Early primary. Arnold’s endorsement. Immigration. More immigration.As his campaign staffer got antsy and Giuliani was pumped up on an apparent Red Bull streak, I got to squeeze in one last question: “Part of your appeal,” I asked, “has been with wooing moderate voters. What does the endorsement of Pat Robertson say about that?”“It says I can reach out to all voters,” Giuliani responded quickly.“Considering some of the controversial things he’s said, though,” I continued, “about Ariel Sharon, about gays -“ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champ“Remember that in getting his endorsement, I haven’t changed any position. Unlike some other candidates who have had dramatic changes in position in the last year or two, I haven’t changed any position,” Giuliani responded, taking the opportunity for the Mitt hit.“Pat endorsed me for the three reasons that are very clear and are very important. He endorsed me because he believes I’d be the strongest in dealing with the Islamic terrorist threat against America, that I would handle the War on Terror better than anyone else. He endorsed me because he thinks I’d be the best at restraining spending and lower taxes. Frankly, I’m the only one who has a record of doing that.“And, third, he felt that I would be the best in appointing judges,” Giuliani continued as I inwardly furrowed my brow. “Those are the three reasons he endorsed me. He hasn’t had to change any of his positions; I haven’t had to change any of mine. It’s a straight-out, honest assessment that in those three areas, I would be the strongest. … Because I don’t have to change my positions to get wide support. I can be myself.”But his self was standing on a stage beaming with, accepting the endorsement of, a man who’s said some pretty unsavory things in the guise of religious leadership.Giuliani is hardly singled out here: Mitt Romney had previously courted Robertson’s endorsement with appearances at Regent University, one in which he suggested that the single life was selfish. “You cross into the deep waters by marrying and raising good children,” Romney said to Regent graduates this spring. Romney got the endorsement of Catholic-bashing Bob Jones III, who as president of the school in 2000 only dropped its ban on interracial dating under heavy media scrutiny. “We have the same things we want to fight for on issue after issue, so I’m happy to have his support,” Romney said in October.Lifting the ban on interracial dating came with a caveat that parents give written consent. “When you date interracially or marry interracially, it cuts you off from people,” Jones reportedly said in March 2000.Haven’t we moved past the point of endorsements from folks like this mattering anymore?At some point, wouldn’t a candidate of character stand up and say, “Sorry, endorsement not needed”?As a registered Republican – and Catholic who hoped that following the passing of Jerry Falwell there would be a new GOP era with greater religious tolerance – the question weighed heavily on my mind after my chat with Giuliani.You’re bound to be endorsed by people with whom you disagree on some issues. But on the campaign trail, you’re known by the company you keep. Your message is either strengthened or tainted by the donations you might take. And that which may be intended to show arms-open inclusiveness may instead demonstrate a willingness to put political victory over principles.Like why would any politician accept donations from one of Sun Myung Moon’s many front groups or enterprises, considering the things he’s said about America (“Satan’s harvest”), women (“a line of prostitutes”), Jews (who, he said in 2003, brought the Holocaust upon themselves) or gays (“dirty dung-eating dogs”). The self-proclaimed messiah and convicted felon has vowed to “conquer and subjugate the world,” and in 1994 said “any politician who wants to run for president will come to me.”And he was literally crowned by some lawmakers on Capitol Hill in 2004.Religion has fast become the hot potato in Campaign 2008. But we should realize that rejecting endorsements or contributions from those who divide and offend is not discounting the right for Americans to worship as they choose. Instead, it’s about standing up for the principles of fairness, equality and respect that heretofore have made this nation truly great.Bridget Johnson writes for the Daily News and blogs at insidesocal.com/friendlyfire. Write to her by e-mail her at bridget.johnson@dailynews.com.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

RESULTS FROM ANOTHER HUGELY SUCCESSFUL PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS FINALS DAY AT FINN VALLEY AC

first_imgTHE schools primary programme that has been running for some months came together with an excellent response at Finn Valley today just short of 1,300 children battled for the prestigious medals from some 87 schools and with the sun eventually coming out it was most enjoyable.Organisation was first class from the Finn Valley AC team and the list of winners indicates medals and certificates on their way to Carndonagh in the north and to Ballyshannon and Killybegs in the south and all points in between.Event Director Patsy McGonagle was fullsome in his praise for his volunteers, students from Finn Valley College and of course the teachers in the various schools. He looks forward to the day that all schools would engage and qualify per regional qualifiers.Stand out performances: Joseph Gillespie , Sessiaghoneill ,Lucy Mc Glynn , Holy Family ,Ballyshannon,Conor Neely, Creeslough;Liam Carlin ,Lifford ;Riona Doherty, St Marys Stranorlar;Aisling Mc Ardle, St CAtherines;Keeva Thompson ,Dooish;Aoife Giles , Cranford;Hannah Murray, St Marys Castlefinn;Brendan Mbura, Colmcille, Letterkenny;Kate Louise Mc Monagle, Taobhaoige Cloghan;Rhianna Mc Colgan , Muff;Favour Okoriji, Illistrin underlining that it’s not about that the key being participation and children being given the opportunity. A positive day enjoyed by all once again.Athletics Results Sheets              EVENT: Track EventsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLWheelchair Race1Erin HaroldDooish2Niamh BonnerGlenswily3Akshara JonnaEducate Together Letterkenny EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 60m Born 20091Brendan MburaSt. Colmcille Letterkenny2Naoh BealsDooish3Temple AkpoSt. Colmcille Letterkenny4Drew DowdsNewtoncunninghamEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 60m Born 20091Leanne AdooS.m.G.S. Letterkenny2Sophie CampbellGlenties3Catlin McDaidSt. Mary’s Castlefinn4Niamh DohertyWoodlandsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 80m Born 20081DevineScoils Colmcille Letterkenny2Josh CullenKillymard3Shane SweeneyKilclooney Portnoo4Barry McMenaminSt. Mary’s StranorlarEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 80m Born 20081Emily KellySt Mary’s Stranorlar2Katie Louise McMonagleTaobhoige3Caoimhe McLaughlinScoil Eoin Bhaiste Carraigart4Ava McBrideSt. Marys StranorlarEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 80m Born 20071Ruairi ConaghanTermon2Keelin Mc FaddenS.M.Creeslough3Laith KhamisWoodlands4Matthew McGeehanDooishEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 80m Born 20071Riona DohertySt. Mary’s Stranorlar2Fareedat BasharS.M. Gan Small Letterkenny3Tega YisauS.M. Gan Small Letterkenny4Eabha McLaughlinDromoreEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 100m Born 20061Favour OkorojiIllistrin2Liam CarlinS.m. Gan Small Lifford3Darren McMenaminCastlederg4Donalóg O’ BrienSt. Orans BuncranaEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 100m Born 20061Rhíanna McColganNaomh Brid Muff2Ella CostelloNaomh Brid Muff3Bria McGillowayScoil Iosagáinn Buncrana4Promise AchusiS.M. Gan Small letterkennyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 100m Born 20051Athan DohertyColmcille Letterkenny2Elvis OkohColmcille Letterkenny3Luka BrowneStranorlar4Martin DugeraEóin Baiste CarrigartEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 100m Born 20051Hannah MurrayCastlefinn2Shana Mc MonagleSt. Eunans Raphoe3Nazara Mc FaddenCreeslough4Emma PriceGlendowan StrathmoreEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 100m Born 20041Michael AidooColmcille Letterkenny2Fouad BasharColmcille Letterkennhy3Callyum GillenSt Brid Convoy4Niall MulcahyCastlefinnEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 100m Born 20041Lucy McGlynnHoly Family Ballyshannon2Mary A PhilipsIllistrin3Aisling AmponsahIllistrin4Maja KorytkowskaSt Mary’s StranorlarEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 100m Born 20031Sean PascualLurgybrack2Ryan CoyleDromore3Oisin LynchNaomh Brid Muff4Odhrán ThomasDooishEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 100m Born 20031Orla McElcharGleeneely2Shauna HigginsGaelscoil Letterkenny3C.J. DohertySt. Mary’s Stranorlar4Zara DohertyDooishEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 300m Born 20081Conor Gallagher                                                    58.13Dromore2Michael Moore                                                                         58.93Carrigart3Aiden McGrindle                                                   59.71Sessiaghoneill4Danann Gillespie                                                  60.13DromoreEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 300m Born 20081Katie Louise McMonagle                                 60.07Taobhog2Ava Crawford                                                           61.64Castlefinn3Hannah McSweeney                                           61.72Gael Scoil Letterkenny4Sarah McHugh                                                         62.62Scoil Brid ConvoyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 100m Born 20091Brendan DunberraScoil Colmcille Letterkenny2Adam RodgersScoil Colmcille Letterkenny3Temple AkpoScoil Colmcille Letterkenny4Drew DowdsNewtoncunninghamEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 100m Born 20091Rhiana AidooS.M.G.S. Letterkenny2Rachel DohertySt. Pat’s Carndonagh3Eirn McGloneBundoran4Caitilin MCDaidCastlefinnEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 500m Born 20071Ruairi Conaghan                                                    1.36:22Termon2Caolan McFadden                                                1.38:38Creeslough3Oisin Lynch                                                                1.40:23Castlederg4Fintan Hassain                                                       1.42:24IllistrinEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 500m Born 20071Miah Fletcher                                                          1.38:91Downings2Ellie Cambell                                                            1.43:43Gaelscoil Donegal3Ciara McKelvey                                                                        1.45:55St Conals Portnoo4Sine Ryan                                                                    1.45:58LurgybrackEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 600m Born 20061Boyd Russell                                                             1.55:29Gartan NS2Mike Toner                                                                1.57:48Glenswilly3Philip McGee                                                           1.57:86Gaelscoil Letterkenny4Owen Scott                                                                1.59:85GlenswillyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 600m Born 20061Aisling McArdle                                                                        2.00.:80Strabane2Sarah McGinley                                                                        2.03:693Katie Dowds                                                             2.06:56Sessiaghoneill4`Maria McBride                                                                        2.08:06CastlefinnEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 600m Born 20051Max Roarty                                                                1.52:68Creeslough2Harvey Mullan                                                        1.54:64Strabane3Conor Murphy                                                         1.56:79Glencovitt4Declan Doherty                                                                        1.57:96Educate TogetherEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 600m Born 20051Hannah Murray                                                                        1.56:83Castlefinn2Emma Gribben                                                        2.01:11SMGS Letterkenny3Gillian Reynolds                                                                      2.06:43Woodlands4Erin Doherty                                                             2.06:92Gaelscoil LetterkennyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 800m Born 20041Oisin Kelly                                                                  2.24:58Kilmacrennan2Evan Keown                                                              2.29:92Illistrin3Matthew Winters                                                 2.36:79Illistrin4Noah Barrett                                                            2.41:54LurgybrackEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 800m Born 20041Sarah Bradley                                                          2.43:61Gaelscoil Letterkenny2Grainne Coyle                                                         2.46:19Raphoe3Ellie Crossan                                                            2.47:72Lurgybrack4Tiagan Smith                                                            2.49:35WoodlandsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys 800m Born 20031Sean Mc Ginley                                                                         2.26:24Glenswilly2Oisin Toye                                                                  2.30:37Convoy3Jamie McDaid                                                         2.32:38Scoil Iosagain4Ryan Coyle                                                                 2.33:24DromoreEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls 800m Born 20031Shauna Higgins                                                                         2.52:88Gaelscoil Letterkenny2Chloe Carey                                                              2.53:14Gaelscoil Letterkenny3Megan McDaid                                                       2.56:78Illistrin4Caoimhe Teape                                                                        2.59:21Lurgybrack Relay Races Small, Medium & Large SchoolsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Relay 2007/2006Small School 1Lifford                                                                           65.242Fintra                                                                            65.893Tiernan Sligo                                                            74.97EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Relay 2007/2006Small School 1Gleneely NS                                                              1.12:192Fintra Killybegs                                                                        1.13:143Tabhóg                                                                         1.17:034Tiernasligo                                                                1.26:17EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Relay 2007/2006Medium School 1Scoil Colmcille Letterkenny                           69.932Glenswilly                                                                  70.383Drumkeen                                                                  72.454St Pat’s Carndonagh                                           76.50EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Relay 2007/2006Medium School 1Dooish                                                                          1.11:202Castlefinn                                                                  1.13:403Carndonagh                                                              1.13:734Muff                                                                                1.13:97EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Relay 2007/2006Large School 1Dooish                                                                          66.242St Mary’s Stranorlar                                            67.583Woodlands                                                               68.114Gaelscoil Letterkenny                                       68.51EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Relay 2007/2006Large School 1St Mary’s Stranorlar                                            69.432S.M.G.S. Letterkenny                                          69.823Woodlands                                                               71.544Scoil Iosagáin Buncrana                                                     71.92EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Relay 2005/2004Small School 1St Conals Portnoo                                                 63.472Tierna Sligo                                                               63.943Naomh Fionan Whitecastle                          64.164Fintra                                                                            66.36EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Relay 2005/2004Small School 1St Eunans Raphoe                                                 64.062Fintra Killybegs                                                                        67.423Donoughmore                                                         68.404Naomh Fionan Whitecastle                          69.50EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Relay 2005/2004Medium School 1Sessiaghoneill                                                        59.202Castlefinn                                                                  60.133Dooish                                                                          61.864Naomh Brid Convoy                                             62.68EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Relay 2005/2004Medium School 1Castlefinn                                                                  63.132Dooish                                                                          64.033S Pats Carndonagh                                               64.484Scoil Brid Convoy                                                   67.38EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Relay 2005/2004Large School 1Scoil Colmcille Letterkenny                           58.822St Mary’s Stranorlar                                            59.323Gaelscoil Adhan Letterkenny                       61.114Woodlands NS                                                        61.68EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Relay 2005/2004Large School 1Scoil Iosagain Buncrana                                                     62.272St Mary’s Stranorlar                                            62.763Lurgybrack                                                                 63.624Woodlands                                                               64.54Field Events       Long JumpEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Long Jump Born 2005  Conor Neely                                            4:02SM Creeslough2Max Roarty                                              3:98S.M Creeslough3Luca Browne                                          3:95St Mary’s StranorlarEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Long Jump Born 2005  1Hannah Murray                                                      3.90S.M Castlefinn2Abbie McGranaghan                         3.80S.M. Castlefinn3Maria McGeehan                                3.59S.M. Gan Small LetterkennyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Long Jump Born 2004  1Joseph Gillespie                                                                      4.60Sessighoneill2Oísin Kenny                                                               4.50Kilmacrennan3Liam Donnelly                                                         4.45CranfordEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Long Jump Born 2004  1Caoimhe Thompson                                            4.55Dooish2Michaela Galvin                                                                      4.40Lurgybrack3Gabrielle O’ Donnell                                           4.25GlenswillyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Long Jump Born 2006  1Liam Carlin                                                                3.82Lifford NS2Calumn Morris                                                        3.67Rasheeny NS3Favour Okoroji                                                        3.60Illistrin4Bartek Wozniczak                                                 3.46Scoil Colmcille LetterkennyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Long Jump Born 2006  1Ashling McArdle                                                     3.80St Cathrin’s2Sarah McGinley                                                                        3.65Glenswilly3Katie Dowds                                                             3.58SessiaghoneillEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Long Jump Born 2007  1Dean Leeper                                                            3.58Dooish2Nathan Russel                                                        3.51Raphoe Central3Oisin Lynch                                                                3.30St. Patrick’s CastledergEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Long Jump Born 2007  1Ríona Doherty                                                         3.88St Mary’s Stranorlar2Aoife McLaughlin                                                  3.25Dromore3Hidi Gill                                                                                          3.24Scoil IosagáinEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Long Jump Born 2008  1John Eyre                                                                    3.10St Mura’s Tooban2Michael Moore                                                                         3.04Carrigans NS3Shane Sweeney                                                                        3.01St Conal’s NarinEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Long Jump Born 2008  1Emily Kelly                                                                 3.05St Mary’s Stranorlar2Aoibhainn O Donnell                                          2.85Murlog3Oodagh Fanl                                                             2.80GlenswillyField Events       High JumpEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys High Jump Born 2004  1Rian O Murchú                                                        1.38St Conals, Portnoo2Michael McGranaghan                                     1.38Sessiaghoneill3Cormac O’Donnell                                                1.35MurlogEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls High Jump Born 2004  1Caoimhe Thompson                                            1.30Dooish2Cora Wilkinson                                                                         1.30Dromore3Jenny McGettiganEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys High Jump Born 2005  1Diarmaid O Donnell                                            1.26Murlog2Ryan Gallagher                                                                         1.26Scoil Iosagáin3Keelin Collins                                                          1.20Scoiul IosagáinEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls High Jump Born 2005  1Jennah Rahim                                                         1.08Scoil Isogáin2Kayla McDermott                                                 1.08Soil Iosagáin3Aishling Kee                                                              1.08Gaelscoil DonegalEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys High Jump Born 2006  1Eoin Boyle                                                                  1.15St Conals Portnoo2Kevin Muldoon                                                       1.15Gaelscoil Donegal3Evan Corry                                                                  1.11DooishEVENT:COMPETITOR:                       DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls High Jump Born 2006  1Bria McGilloway                                                    1.16Scoil Iosagáin2Aishling McArdle                                                   1.16St Catherines Strabane3Nicole McDaid                                                        1.10Scoil IosagáinField Events       ShotEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Shot Born 2005  1Cahair Brady Devenney                                                      8.63St Mary’s Stranorlar2Fiachra O’ Donnell                                               8.05Gaelscoil Donegal Town3Josh Harkin                                                               7.89Scoil Bhride ConvoyEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Shot Born 2005  1Sinaead Otto                                                            7.36Woodlands2Casey McAdams                                                    5.82Murlog3Davida Kumi                                                             5.44S.M. Gan SmallEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Shot Born 2004  1Andrew Murray                                                                        10.00Dooish2Danny Crumlish                                                                       9.18Scoil Isogáin Buncrana3Armenis Kaparoniis                                            9.05St. Mary’s StranorlarEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Shot Born 2004  1Aoife Giles                                                                 9.46Cranford2Precious Aduaka                                                   9.23S.M.G.S Letterkenny3Rachel Thompson                                                 6.82Raphoe CentralEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Shot Born 2003  1Diarmaid O Donnell                                            10.47Gael Scoil Donegal Town2Ordhan Thomas                                                                       9.73Dooish3Ross Henderson                                                    9.63LiffordEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Shot Born 2003  1Angel De Rose                                                         8.47St Mary’s Castlefinn2Penny Stathan                                                        8.03Fintra3Rachel Fletcher                                                                        7.40Scoil iosagáinField Events       Turbo Javelin EVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Turbo Born 2006  1Blaine Lynch                                           14.65Castlederg2Phillip McGee                                        14.48Gaelscoil3Evan Corry                                                14.02DooishEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Turbo Born 2006  1Nicole McDaid                                      11.51Scoil Iosagáin2Ellen O’Donnell                                                      11.16Glenswilly3Treasa Coyle                                          9.27Scoil ColmchilleEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Turbo Born 2005  1Diarmaid ODonnell                                             18.41Murlog2Lennon Ivors                                                            17.50Clonmany3Shaoun McMenamin                                          17.43SessiaghoneillEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Turbo Born 2005  1Abigail Temple Asokuh                                      19.67St. Mary’s Stranorlar2Sarah Gallagher                                                                       14.67Glencovitt3Aoibhín Marley                                                                         12.04TaobhóigeEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Turbo Born 2004  1Ryan Galvin                                                               24.40St Mary’s Stranorlar2Joseph Gillespie                                                                      21.08Sessisghoneill3Michael McGranaghan                                     20.24SessiaghoneillEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Turbo Born 2004  1Aoife Giles                                                                 20.21Cranford2Caitlin McGranaghan                                         14.20St Mary’s Castlefinn3Natalie Dolan                                                          13.05St.CarolsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Turbo Born 2007  1Shane McCormick                                                 16.67Taobhoige2Dean Leeper                                                            16.08Dooish3Harry Pearson                                                         15.43RaphoeEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Turbo Born 2007  1Amy Galvin                                                                12.87St Mary’s Stranorlar2Ellie Murray                                                              10.21Dromore NS3Sarah Molloy                                                            8.62St ConalsEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLBoys Turbo Born 2008  1Aron Morris                                                               11.30Clonmany2James McGonagle                                                10.29Scoil Iosagáin3Charlie Gallagher                                                 10.10SessiaghoneillEVENT:COMPETITOR:                                         DISTANCE/TIMECLUB/SCHOOLGirls Turbo Born 2008  1Annamarie Kelly                                                    9.43Scoil Iosagain2Clara Ayers                                                                9.27Lurgybrack3Aibhe Ward                                                               7.76TabhoigeRESULTS FROM ANOTHER HUGELY SUCCESSFUL PRIMARY SCHOOLS ATHLETICS FINALS DAY AT FINN VALLEY AC was last modified: May 11th, 2016 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:athleticsFinn Valley ACPrimary schoolslast_img

POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS TO JUDICIARY MUST STOP – MacLOCHLAINN

first_imgSinn Féin justice spokesperson, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn has said there can be no doubt left for Minister Shatter that the days of political appointments to the judiciary have to stop.The Inishowen TD was responding to news that a committee chaired by the Chief Justice has called for a change in the way judges are appointed.Last year, Deputy Mac Lochlainn published legislation to put an end to the system of political appointees being made judges in Ireland. The Reform of Judicial Appointments Procedures Bill 2013 is designed to amend the way in which the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board operates in order to increase transparency and accountability in judicial appointments.The Donegal North East TD said “Confirmation that the Judicial Appointments Review Committee has made a submission to the Department of Justice describing the system of judicial appointments in Ireland as ‘demonstrably deficient’ is another nail in the coffin of political appointments to the judiciary.“I welcome that the committee has said that ‘the principle of appointing a judge by merit should be established in legislation’ as I have published legislation last year to do just that. The Judicial Appointments Review Committee also have said today ‘As a matter of principle, political allegiance should have no bearing on appointments to judicial office’.He added that the appointments process needs drastic reform and public confidence in the justice system is contingent on a judiciary which is free from political control or political or other bias. “It is essential that there is an independent and impartial judiciary which is representative of the community it serves.“A truly representative judiciary would enhance confidence in the justice system. It would also promote the development of a non-partisan judiciary, and thereby further promote a culture of judicial independence. Future judicial appointments should be drawn from a wider pool of qualified candidates that is fully representative of the community in order to eradicate the corrosive and unaccountable system of patronage previously in operation.”POLITICAL APPOINTMENTS TO JUDICIARY MUST STOP – MacLOCHLAINN was last modified: January 31st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:appointmentsjudiciaryPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

Holiday spirit alive and well in Whittier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Seeing people like Whittier resident Susan Spongberg – all decked out in Christmas-themed clothes, ornaments dangling from her ears, sleighbells hanging around her neck – may make some people feel woefully inadequate in the holiday “spirit” department. Have we come to equate the holiday spirit, as some suggest, with a competition for who can put the most lights up on their house or affix the most Christmas symbols to one’s body? Is it about giving the most generous gifts? What does having the the holiday spirit really mean to people in today’s hectic world? An unscientific, anecdotal survey of local residents suggests that, by and large, most people – including non-Christians – see the holiday season as a good time to gather with family and friends and share in the spirit of giving to people of lesser means, especially children. “We’re not big religioius people,” Spongberg said. “To us the holiday spirit is about giving. It makes me feel good. We give to the Salvation Army and to kids and I give gift bags of cookies and avocados to my neighbors. Christmas is just a fun time when everyone’s feeling good, trees are decorated and Christmas music is playing everywhere.” Ironically, Charles Dickens’ classic story of Scrooge in his 1843 story “A Christmas Carol” probably best illustrates what our popular notion of the holiday spirit means: the idea of generosity and making sure the holidays are special, even magical, for children. “I think the spirit is for the love of children,” said the new Montebello Mayor Bob Bagwell. “They’re the ones who need our guidance, protection and love. You can see they’re the innocents. You try to protect that as long as possible.” Topping the list of holiday spirit-definers was connecting or reconnecting with family. Carmen Pantoja of Montebello said that even though many members of her family have died, she always has the spirit enough to have a buffet-style dinner for her children and friends. “Christmas was always about the family for us,” Pantoja said. “My dad would play the guitar and everyone would come over and sing. I would play, too, but I don’t play like I used to. Sadly, my parents and my siblings are dead, but I still keep the spirit up for the rest of us.” To many people who associate the holiday season with their spiritual traditions, religion plays a large part. Jesus Uribe, 42, of Pico Rivera said the holiday spirit involved attending church all month and making resolutions for the following year. “I think it’s about reflection on what things you’ve done wrong and how to make things better next year,” Uribe said. Despite the outward demonstrations of holiday spirit, Montebello Councilwoman Norma Lopez-Reid said it originates inside a person. “Some people show it by what they wear or how they decorate their homes, or by the cards and gifts they give,” Lopez-Reid said. “But whether we have lights and gifts under the trees or not, if we feel festive inside and thankful for what we have, I honestly believe it comes from the heart.” No Scrooges or Grinches could be found to contribute an alternate viewpoint to this article. pam.wight@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3029last_img read more

Finally, A Use for Internet TV Other Than “Cable Cutting”: Education

first_imgInternet TV has finally found a perfect home – the classroom. We’re sure the last thing most parents want to hear about is their children watching more TV, but if they’re going to be staring at a screen, it may as well be educational. Google agrees and has announced Google TV for EDU, “a seeding program to support university research.”From Google’s blog post announcing the program, it sounds like Google is taking a two-pronged approach at approaching Google TV in the classroom by both examining its role as an educational tool and working to “generate new interest in television engineering.”Google sais that it has been working with the Google Student Ambassador Program and university programs to bring Google TV to campuses. Now, the company wants to ask faculty how their research could: 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting mike melanson Generate new interest in television engineering Make computer science tangible for students Help in the development of smart TV curricula and new educational tools Contribute to in-classroom and distance learning over television Reach a wide audience According to the post, Google launched the program yesterday and chose a number of “university faculty with experience and leadership in television” to provide with Logitech Revue units. I have to say, my primary interest comes in two forms – either as a device that brings new and innovative interaction and information overlay to my normal TV experience or as a device that allows me to exist outside of the standard, temporally linear TV watching experience. The idea of accessing your email or Facebook via Internet TV seems a bit misguided, but educational content and programming seems to be a perfect fit. The potential for group interaction via an app on Google TV seems huge. Why not redirect attention already spent on a smartphone toward good use?“Already, the web on TV has proven itself as a great platform for for early education and reading skills with web apps like PBS Kids and Meegenius,” writes Google on its blog. What uses do you see for Internet TV in the classroom? Related Posts Tags:#Google#Internet TV#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

Judgment Day Is Upon You

first_imgSales is a lot like baseball. If there is a way to track a metric, a statistic, we’ll track it. We measure everything, great or small. We were Nate Silver before being Nate Silver was cool.How many calls did you make? How many connections? How many face-to-face sales calls? How many opportunities? What was the average value of those opportunities? How many days has that opportunity been in that stage of the sales process?I could continue this list for pages and pages, capturing activity after activity, and outcome after outcome. But there are really four big measurements that matter: How did you do against your number at the end of the each of the first three quarters, and how did you do at the end of the year. Those are the judgment days about which we worry most. As long as we make our number, we don’t worry too much about the numbers underneath. Mistake!As long time readers know, I don’t believe you can cram success. I’ve seen it tried, but I’ve never seen it work. The secret to avoiding a bad judgment day is to recognize that each and every day is judgment day and act accordingly. Excellence is a habit.Today, and Every DayAre you proud of what you accomplished yesterday? Did you do the work that you needed to do? Or, were you distracted by work that won’t really produce the results you need? Was it worse than that? Were you distracted by novelties and trivialities having nothing to do with your work?The question you have to answer is this: “If you were judged on yesterday’s results alone, how would you fare?”Every one of your days counts. They all matter. The measurements we take at the end of each quarter are result of all of the days leading up to that measurement. The better results you produce each day, the better your final result.Judgment DayToday is judgment day. At the end of the day, look back over the activities you took and the outcomes you produced. If you were judged by this single day, would you be proud of the work you accomplished? Or would you be embarrassed by the lack of activity and the lack of real outcomes?You can only effect the big measurements on the final judgment day by doing something about all the little judgment days leading up to it.QuestionsAs if there weren’t enough questions in the body of the post.How would your day be different if you were going to be judged at the end of that day–by that day’s performance alone?How do you consistently do work of which you are proud?What prevents you from making your number on judgment day, really? Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

A’s Catch Yanks in 11th, 3-2

first_imgNEW YORK — Mark Canha began April 19 with 12 at-bats, seven of which were strikeouts, and an .083 batting average.“He is definitely the guy that is getting the short end of the stick here,” Oakland Manager Bob Melvin said before batting practice. “It’s just been a tough go for him more than anybody else as far as at-bats.”Given a chance, Canha came through and gave the Athletics yet another one-run win.After Jed Lowrie doubled in the 11th inning for his fourth hit of the night, Canha singled off the glove of a diving Didi Gregorius at shortstop to drive in the go-ahead run in a 3-2 victory over the New York Yankees.“I played in the minor leagues for four years, and I got sick of that really fast. So, honestly, I’m just happy to be in the major leagues,” said Canha, who actually spent five seasons in the minors. “Whether it’s on the bench or playing, I’m a happy camper doing both and rooting for the boys.”Melvin had been concerned about the state of mind of the 27-year-old, who hit .254 with 16 homers and 70 RBIs as a rookie with the A’s last season.“You try to give him a little bit of a pep talk,” the manager said. “He goes, ‘Don’t worry about me. I’m fine. I’m fine. I’m going to keep working. I’ll be ready when my number’s called.’”Canha entered the game in the ninth inning against Yankees closer Andrew Miller, who had struck out his seven previous batters. “It’s not like I gave him a day at the beach with his first at-bat,” Melvin said.Canha struck out on three pitches. “You have at-bats like that sometimes, and it kind of locks you in for the next one,” Canha said.Yankees rookie Johnny Barbato (1-1) pitched a perfect 10th, but Lowrie doubled into the right-field corner against him with one out in the 11th, then took third on a groundout by Khris Davis, who had struck out in his previous three at-bats.Up came Canha. “As long as it wasn’t Miller. I think I would have been happy with anyone else,” Canha said.He fell behind 0-2, then hit a slider off Gregorius’ glove for his second RBI this season.“I just tried to make it too good and left it up,” Barbato said. “It didn’t break.”Fernando Rodriguez (1-0) pitched two scoreless innings, and Ryan Madson got three straight outs for his fifth save in five chances as Oakland (7-7) won its third straight following a four-game losing streak.The A’s are 5-3 in one-run games. They did not get their fifth one-run victory last year until June 15 and finished 19-35, according to STATS.“We know we can win ’em this year,” Oakland catcher Stephen Vogt said. “I think that what happened last year is we got off to such a bad start in close games that it started to become, well, they’re going to get us at some point, or, man, we’re really going to have to get lucky today to win this close game.”New York starter Michael Pineda allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings. Oakland’s Eric Surkamp pitched 5 2/3 innings, one shy of his big league high, and gave up two runs and seven hits.Alex Rodriguez’s RBI single in the first was negated by Marcus Semien’s run-scoring single on a 3-0 pitch in the second.Carlos Beltran’s sacrifice fly put the Yankees ahead 2-1 in the fifth, but Danny Valencia tripled off the glove of diving left fielder Brett Gardner leading off the sixth and scored on Lowrie’s one-out single through the drawn-in infield.When it was over, Melvin was buzzing about Canha.“If you watch him in pregame, he’s playing like it’s a game,” he said. “He’s shagging balls in left. He’s shagging balls in right. First base — taking ground balls. He takes it seriously.”(RONALD BLUM, AP Baseball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Rodgers: Dembele will be back vs Rangers

first_imgCeltic Rodgers: Dembele will be back for Old Firm clash Goal Last updated 2 years ago 09:42 22/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) HD Moussa Dembele Celtic Getty Images Celtic Rangers v Celtic Rangers Premiership The young forward made his return from injury at the weekend but sat out a mid-week cup clash, though the manager says he’s fit to face Rangers Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says forward Moussa Dembele will be back in the side when the club faces Rangers in an Old Firm derby this weekend. Bhoys 8/11 for victoryThe 21-year-old returned from injury to face Ross County last weekend, playing an hour and scoring a goal, before sitting out a 4-0 Betfred Cup win over Dundee midweek.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing But the former Liverpool boss claims his young star is fit and ready to help the club take on their rivals at Ibrox. “Moussa will be back on Saturday,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by the Evening Times. “Sometimes when you have midweek games, you play and then recover and don’t do a lot of physical work in between.“We had to make a decision – come out of working hard in training to play for an hour, or stay behind and get four good sessions?“That’s what we did. Moussa has had a good week and will be ready for Saturday.”The club will also be boosted by the return of defender Jozo Simunovic, who the manager claims “is fine” after recovering from a knee injury. Celtic come into Saturday’s match at the top of the table, holding a six point lead over third-placed Rangers.last_img read more