Principals vote in favour of Champs changes

first_imgRaymond Graham Gleaner Writer When the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls Athletics Championships gets underway on Tuesday, March 28, there will be several adjustments to the five-days programme after principals voted in overwhelming support of five ___ At an ISSA meeting at the Terra Nova Hotel, the principals, who make up the membership of the organisation ratified the five proposed changes that were recommended by the technical committee of championships. All 105 principals present at the meeting reportedly voted in favour of the changes which will see the boys 400m hurdles now being contested in Class One and Class Two; only girls from  classes one and two girls will be allowed to compete in the 3000m and the 2000m steeplechase and athletes will only be allowed to do two individual events and two relays, except in field events where athletes can do three individual events ands and one relay. Also girls competing in the heptathlon can only do one other individual event while boys contesting the decathlon will not be allowed to do any other event. Additional, only classes one and two boys can compete in the 5000m and 3000m steeplechase. Keith Wellington, Vice President of ISSA and Principal of St Elizabeth Technical was very pleased with the outcome. “As a member of the executive I am very pleased to know that the principals gave their full support in voting for the new proposals as this is really for the protection for the students athletes,” Wellington told The Gleaner.last_img read more

No Zarate, no party: West Ham fans fall head over heels for their new Tevez!

first_imgWest Ham fans have a new hero and his name is Mauro Zarate.The opening game of the campaign, a 1-0 defeat to London rivals Tottenham, left the Hammers faithful downbeat about their chances this season, but that’s now all change.Kevin Nolan, out with a shoulder complaint, was replaced in the starting XI against Crystal Palace by the Argentinian summer signing and Zarate left the away fans at Selhurst Park cooing with a belting volley to mark a brilliant performance in their 3-1 win.See what West Ham supporters were saying on Twitter below… 1 Mauro Zarate celebrates scoring for West Ham last_img read more

Championship: Leeds 0-0 Middlesbrough – Boro miss chance to go top

first_img1 Elland Road protest Middlesbrough missed the opportunity to return to the top of the Championship after a goalless draw with Leeds United at Elland Road.Jordan Rhodes thought he had given his new side the lead in the first half but his header was ruled out for the ball going out of play.Leeds’ best chance came later in the second period but they were denied by a fantastic Dimi Konstantopoulous stop.Ben Gibson saw red in the final minute of normal time for a second yellow card with the result meaning Hull remain top by a single point.There was a protest against owner Massimo Cellino as fans projected messages onto the side on Elland Road calling for the Italian to leave then club.However, it did not appear to effect the players as Boro started poorly when first Mirco Antenucci and then Stuart Dallas went close inside the opening six minutes for the hosts.Middlesbrough came back into it when Gaston Ramirez nearly set up Rhodes but Marco Silvestri denied the Scot a goal on his first start for the club.And Rhodes thought he had found the net after 20 minutes but Richie de Laet was judged to have taken the ball out of play as he crossed for the former Blackburn Rovers star.After the break, both sides turned far more defensive with every cross powerfully headed away by both sides.Boro finally had a clear chance at goal but Christian Stuani fired his volley into the groundand harmlessly over the post.Stuani had another chance moment later after good work from Rhodes, but the Uruguayan nodded the ball over the bar.Leeds nearly snatched the lead with less than 20 minutes left but Souleymane Doukara’s header was magnificently palmed away by Konstantopoulous to keep the scores level.Gibson saw red in the 88th minute for a second bookable offence but Middlesbrough managed to hang on with Leeds’ protest against owner Cellino dominating proceedings.last_img read more

Cancer center work beginning

first_imgBURBANK – Construction is set to begin today on a $36 million cancer center in Burbank billed as the largest and most comprehensive facility of its kind in the San Fernando Valley. Named for Roy and Patricia Disney – who donated $10 million to the project – the four-story center will house all-in-one outpatient services that focus on both Eastern and Western styles of medicine. The building at 201 S. Buena Vista St. will be the central hub for cancer treatment within the Providence Healthcare System, which operates the Saint Joseph and Holy Cross medical centers. Up to 3,000 newly diagnosed patients a year will be able to receive radiation and chemotherapy treatments, as well as genetic counseling, acupuncture, meditation and massage therapy and nutritional supplementation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.There also will be a “personal appearance” center, where women can be fitted with special clothes and other items after their treatments and surgeries. The goal is to cut the time patients spend traveling among facilities to receive a variety of treatments, said Dr. Raul Mena, medical director of cancer services at Providence Saint Joseph. “Imagine for a moment that you have a very nasty disease such as cancer, and you are being treated in several facilities,” Mena said. “I think the way you spend your time when you’re sick is important. We really don’t want you traveling if you don’t have to.” Funding for the center came from the Disney family, the community and the entertainment industry, said Patricia E. Modrzejewski, president of the Providence Saint Joseph Foundation. “This is the first project totally funded at this magnitude,” Modrzejewski said. “The philanthropy will provide compassionate and cutting-edge care for patients and their families. “The center will be treating the patient as a whole – mind, body, and spirit.” Officials expect the center to open in early 2009. susan.abram@dailynews.com (818) 713-3664 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

BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE IS BACK FOR SECOND YEAR

first_imgA total of 42 of the best basketball players in Donegal have signed up to play in the 2nd Letterkenny Summerleague. After the success of the league last year, Mark Cannon decided that he would once again run the league this year, and believes it will become an annual event not to be missed if you are a basketball fan.After players have registered to play Summerleague, they are then assigned to a team, where they will play games over a period of six weeks to see who will be crowned Summerleague champions.There are six teams in total, seven players on each team and they play each other twice in the league over the first five weeks. The playoffs will commence in the final week between the top four teams, while the bottom two teams will square off in a wooden spoon game. Each team plays a game every Tuesday and Thursday in Aura.This year Mark Cannon (organiser) decided that he would get new reversible jerseys for the league and these were kindly sponsored by Edwin Foley & Co Chartered Accountants, who has backed the Summerleague for its second straight year. Week one got off to a great start. The early favourite Lakers were matched up against the Celtics and this one would go down to the wire. For the first time these players played together as a team, both teams got off to a great start with scores from Eduardas Diktonas (Lakers) and last years top scorer Paul McHugh (Celtics). There were multiple lead changes in the game, with Ejder Akkoc (Celtics) and Kieran O’Neill (Lakers) working hard for their respective teams. O’Neill scored a three with only a few seconds left for the Lakers to seal their first win of the Summerleague 46-44. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Paul McHugh and (Lakers) Kieran O’Neill.The second game of the opening night saw Magic take on a weakened Thunder squad. Magic took advantage of this early on with Zak Balogun and Edvinas Dapsys scoring with strong inside moves. The Thunder would not give up and continued to play hard through the reigning MVP Billy Banda and Mike Foy. However, the Magic players were much fitter and ran out winners 56-40. Top Scorers: (Magic) Mark Cannon 19pts and (Thunder) Billy Banda 12pts.The Bulls and Clippers played off in the last game of the night. Both sides were evenly matched in the first half and went score for score with nobody able to take a commanding lead. Paul Murray (Clippers) did a great job attacking the basket early on, while Troy Morris notched a few scores to keep his Bulls team within touch. The second half saw the Clippers run out comfortable winners, with Shaun Wogan leading the fast break, on a scoreline of 54-40. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Pauric Carr 18pts and (Clippers) Shaun Wogan/Steve Cannon 15pts.On the Thursday of Week 1, the teams were back in action once again. This time, the Thunder took on the Celtics. The Thunder were once again missing key players and this hurt them down the stretch, however, they will return to full strength next week. Renatas Jocys (Celtics) finished strong inside during this game, while Fermin Maniti and Connor Reid (Thunder) tried hard to keep the game close. Pete Rose (Celtics) took control in the second half and rallied his team to their first Summerleague win 53-32. Top Scorers: (Celtics) Ejder Akkoc 16pts and (Thunder) Connor Reid 14pts.The second game of the night saw the Clippers and Lakers face off, with both teams having won their respective opening night games. Clippers raced into an early 17-7 lead with Steve Cannon scoring three three-pointers. However, the Lakers never gave up and continually clawed their way back into the game. The old vet Brian Gribben reeled back the years in this game and top scored for his Lakers team through tough post play. The second half remained close, and Lakers led by 2 points with two minutes to go. However, they were held scoreless for the remainder of the game, while Steve Cannon and Rory O’Brien finished out the game strong to make it two wins from two for the Clippers 43-39. Top Scorers: (Clippers) Steve Cannon 20pts and (Lakers) Brian Gribben 15pts.The final fixture of the opening week was between Bulls and Magic. Magic took command early in this game through great shooting from Erik Dragunas and they opened up a double-digit lead. But the Bulls were only getting warmed up and came chasing back with a great run put together by Pauric Carr and Mindaugas Bartasius. They brought the game level with four minutes to go and took a two-point lead with two minutes to go. Mark Cannon had the hot shooting hand all game and his Magic teammates continued to get him the ball in good positions for easy scores. Magic regained the lead and held on to win 55-49. Top Scorers: (Bulls) Pauric Carr 19pts and (Magic) Mark Cannon 32pts.These teams will take the court every Tuesday and Thursday in Aura between 8-10pm, so if anybody is interested in coming down to watch the games, then they are very welcome free of charge. There are three games each Tuesday and the same on Thursday so there is plenty of action on display. All our information (stats, fixtures, results and more) can be viewed online at http://www.edwinfoley.ie/Letterkenny-Summer-League-2012Summerleague Table 2012 (After Week 1)Team Played Won Lost For Against Diff PointsMagic 2 2 0 111 89 22 6 Clippers 2 2 0 97 79 18 6Celtics 2 1 1 97 78 19 4Lakers 2 1 1 85 87 -2 4Bulls 2 0 2 89 109 -20 2Thunder 2 0 2 72 109 -37 2BASKETBALL: LETTERKENNY SUMMER LEAGUE IS BACK FOR SECOND YEAR was last modified: May 28th, 2012 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:Letterkenny basketball summer leaguelast_img read more

FOUR PEOPLE FROM MILFORD INJURED IN AUSTRALIAN ROAD SMASH

first_imgExclusive: FOUR people from the Milford area of Co Donegal have been injured in a car crash near Perth, Western Australia.A crash involving two cars in the Perth suburb of Belmont left a total of eight people in hospital.Police say a four wheel drive and a sedan collided at the intersection of Durban and Leake streets just before 10:00 pm yesterday. Police are investigating reports one of the vehicles ran a stop sign, ABC reported.It is understood one of the eight people suffered serious injuries in the crash.A local police spokesman told Donegal Daily a short time ago: “None of the Irish nationals were seriously hurt in the crash. An investigation is ongoing.”******** First with the News Again – Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports Website – more than 30,000 Visitors Every DayFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily FOUR PEOPLE FROM MILFORD INJURED IN AUSTRALIAN ROAD SMASH was last modified: February 14th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:FOUR PEOPLE FROM MILFORD INJURED IN AUSTRALIAN ROAD SMASHlast_img read more

GOOD WEATHER SET TO BREAK THIS EVENING

first_imgEnjoy today because it is set to become colder and wetter from this evening onwards.Please don’t go away too quickly!That’s the message from Met Eireann.Today is set to be another fine day across Donegal today with temperatures reaching up to 18 degrees. But showers are set to move in this evening and tomorrow (Fri).The good news however, is that businesses across the county have reported that business is well up due to the spell of great weather over the past two weeks.Here’s hoping it’s just a sign of a long, hot summer!GOOD WEATHER SET TO BREAK THIS EVENING was last modified: April 23rd, 2015 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:donegalsunweatherlast_img read more

QPR ‘to improve offer’

first_imgThe Daily Mail say QPR will table an improved offer for Blackburn defender Chris Samba after having a bid rejected.The R’s are also said to be interested in Samba’s Rovers team-mates Junior Hoilett and Yakubu. Related story: QPR lodge bid for Blackburn’s SambaThe Telegraph is one of a number of papers to pick up on QPR majority shareholder Tony Fernandes’ comment on Twitter that “no-one’s job is safe.”Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror report that Tottenham are prepared to wait until the summer to sign Moussa Dembele from Fulham and could offer Niko Kranjcar in exchange.And the Mail suggest Fulham are interested in signing Cameroon midfielder Eyong Enoh from Ajax.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bulldogs fade in loss to Redding Christian; Corning, Red Bluff, Mercy take losses

first_imgLos Molinos>> Los Molinos varsity boys took an early lead before slowly falling behind Redding Christian with a 63-50 loss Friday. The Bulldogs’ Devin Henderson played an aggressive defense in the second quarter along with a series of rebounds by Dylan Rocha but it wasn’t enough to halt the Lions from steadily maintaining a 27-19 lead into halftime.A minor injury kept Alex Russell out for most of the third quarter but he returned with a vengeance in the fourth with a string of shots and …last_img read more

Former Raiders’ great Warren Wells dies at 76

first_imgWarren Wells streaked through Raiders history like a comet, the prototypical Al Davis deep threat whose career was derailed by personal demons but whose staggering talents were unforgettable to those who saw him up close.Wells died Thursday of congestive heart failure at age 76 in his hometown of Beaumont, Texas, a story first reported by NBC Sports Bay Area.“When you think about the vertical game and the AFL, he was a big part of that,” Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a phone interview. …last_img read more