Blackwater secures last playoff spot, beats GlobalPort

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fight Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES A costly, catty dispute finally settled Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PBA IMAGESBlackwater took the last quarterfinals spot in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup after turning back Globalport, 118-107, Sunday at Ynares Sports Center in Antipolo.The Elite remained at the eighth spot with a 5-5 record to clinch the last playoff seat while the Batang Pier dipped to 3-7.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Blackwater had a 21-point lead, 90-69, at the 3:07 mark of the third quarter after Mac Belo converted on a jumper and that was essentially the Elite’s foundation until the final buzzer.Henry Walker finished with a five-by-five to lead the Elite with 19 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists, five steals, and five blocks.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAllein Maliksi had 22 points and Roi Sumang put up 21 points to provide the scoring punch for Blackwater.Murphy Holloway had a 20-20 game with 28 points and 23 rebounds to lead the Batang Pier. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Thinking outside the Boxx

first_imgBoxxy is back. Shannon Boxx, a former star at South Torrance High and widely considered the best female holding midfielder in the world, played her first game in seven months Sunday after suffering a serious knee injury last July. Boxx’s timing was off, the legs moved a little slower than usual and she actually was caught in possession in her own half once – a rarity before her injury. But the performance scarcely mattered. What counted was that the 29-year-old Boxx and her 6-month-old new right knee that includes cadaver tissue emerged unscathed from the game. “It feels awesome,” said Boxx after the game, a large ice pack affixed to her knee as a precaution. “I slid, I went in hard and I thought after the first (tackle), `That was perfect, I’m not going to think about it anymore.’ “It’s a younger (body) part,” she added with a laugh. “I may as well take it.” It has been a frustrating time for Boxx, a national team regular who racked up 59appearances since the 2003World Cup. She injured her knee in a collision with a goalie in training camp. Her knee was completely rebuilt during two operations four weeks apart last summer. Boxx rehabbed up to threehours a day, five days a week, clocking miles on a stationery bike and slowly regaining her mobility. She didn’t run for the first three months after the last operation and didn’t kick a ball until January. Last Friday, Boxx took part in a short scrimmage and removed her knee brace. “I felt free,” she said. “This was my first major injury and it was frustrating not being able to do the things I usually do. This would have to be one of the toughest things I’ve ever done.” Boxx aims to make the 20-player travel roster that will head to the 14th annual Algarve Cup on March 7-14 in Portugal. The U.S. has been drawn into a group that also includes China, Finland and Sweden in the initial round-robin phase of the eight-team tournament. Ryan will announce the squad from among 28 players taking part in the week-long national team camp that ends Wednesday. “Yes, she can,” said Ryan when asked if Boxx had a chance to make the roster. “She hasn’t yet, but yes she can.” During Boxx’s absence, 23-year-old Leslie Osborne ably stepped into the breach. But with Osborne more of an attacking player than Boxx, Ryan is seeking a way to incorporate both into his midfield. In a likely sign of things to come, Boxx and Osborne played together Sunday in a 4-3-3 formation, one of the first times the pair had stepped on the field at the same time. “I have a feeling we’re going to playing alongside one another a lot,” Boxx said. “She does very well going forward.” Seven months is a long time in international soccer, even for a player who in 2005 was voted the third best in the world, and Boxx isn’t necessarily a lock to resume her midfield role. Ryan said Lori Chalupny, usually a defender, has played well when deployed in midfield, and Aly Wagner and Carli Lloyd also give him choices. “The competition for spots in that part of the field I’m really happy about, because we have a lot of good options right now,” Ryan said. Still, that’s unlikely to be a daunting prospect for Boxx, who unexpectedly emerged in 2003with a series of gutsy performances that stemmed from sheer hard work. Now, she must stake her claim all over again – and she’s savoring every moment. “Now, I don’t take anything for granted,” Boxx said. “I come out here and enjoy the game.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Known as Boxxy by her teammates on the field, she played 75minutes in the U.S. women’s national team’s 4-0 victory over its under-21 counterparts at Home Depot Center. “She looks good considering she’s been on the shelf for seven months,” said coach Greg Ryan, who is preparing the team for the World Cup in China later this year. last_img

Mr Mikes Hosting BBQ To Benefit Fort Mac Fire Evacuees

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Nine Mr Mikes Locations across Alberta and BC will be raising money for those affected by the Fort McMurray Wildfire, Fort St. John’s included.Mr Mikes Steakhouse in Fort St. John will be hosting a barbeque on May 20th from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M., with all proceeds going to help the evacuees of the wildfire. Manager Jason Aligour says that they’ll be selling Mike Burgers for $5.00 to raise funds, as well as taking donations of clothing, toiletries, and other essentials to be loaded into a trailer and brought to Edmonton.Aligour says that though they’re received donations all week, restaurant staff are hoping for a big donation push tomorrow. Mr Mikes in Fort St. John is located at 9324 Alaska Road, across from Matthews Park.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Forget it Man United! Barca chief has ‘no doubt’ Neymar will sign new deal

first_img1 Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has ‘no doubt’ Neymar will renew his contract and snub interest from Manchester United.The Brazilian has been in stunning form this season and leads the La Liga goalscoring charts with 11.Manchester United were linked with a world-record bid in the summer as Louis van Gaal searched for a marquee signing to strengthen his attack and are said to remain keen to lure the Brazilian to Old Trafford.However, Barca’s sporting director, Fernandez, is now convinced Neymar will end all speculation over his future and extend his contact beyond 2018.“He [Neymar] is the second best player in the world,” Fernandez told RAC1.“He’s a player of extraordinary ability, who possesses magic and special talent, scores goals and is very important for the club.“I have no doubt that he’ll renew. The time will come in which we sit, talk and find a solution. He’s happy here and performing well.“The club will provide all that is necessary for Neymar to be calm and at ease. I’m very comfortable with the situation. We haven’t spoken yet, but we don’t need to because I know he’ll sign.” Neymar last_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS EARN CRUCIAL VICTORY OVER MALIN

first_imgFour Masters GAA Club NotesFrank Muldoon Memorial Stableford Competition: Another year has rolled around and it’s time to get out on the golf links for the annual Frank Muldoon Memorial competition which takes place at Murvagh Golf Club.The event will take place on Wednesday 2nd July and is open to men and women. This annual event is hosted by Four Masters GAA Club and is sponsored by Rooney’s Centra Store, Clar Road, Donegal Town.The Frank Muldoon Memorial Cup will be awarded to the highest placed Donegal Golf Club full member or fully paid adult member of the Four Masters GAA Club in 2014.There will be prizes galore to be won on the day.Entry fee for the competition is €10 for Golf Club members and €30 for Four Masters Club members and guests. For further information please contact the Donegal Golf Club on 074 9734054. Time sheet in operation. Well done: Well done to the Seniors and Reserves on their wins over Malin last weekend.Renew Lotto Subscriptions: the club would ask all persons that are members of our lotto to pay annual subscription to sellers or to assistant Treasurer Paul Timoney 0872791305. New members are welcome with quarterly and half yearly subscriptions available.Club Annual Lotto end of year draw: July 2013/ Jun 2014 for fully paid up members drawn on Monday 23 June 2014 : 1st Prize: €1000 – Martin Kenny, Doonan, 2nd Prize: €500 – Jim Donagher, Ballhill, 3rd Prize: €500 – Patricia Furey, Dublin, 4th Prize: €250 Aaron Mc Gettigan, Revlin, 5th Prize: €250 – Mary Kelly, Donegal Post Office, 6th Prize: €100, Damien Timoney, Castle Street, 7th Prize: €100 – Martin Higgins, Leghowney, 8th Prize: €100 – Joe O’Grady, The Glebe, 9th Prize: €100 – Laurence Mc Carroll, The Glebe, 10th Prize: €100 – Hugh Devenney, Laghey.Congratulations to all winners. Thanks to all members for your support to club lotto.Sponsor a Virtual Sod: Sponsor a Virtual Sod is available on a new link on our website www.fourmastersgaa.com or contact any club officer about details, to sponsor either by PayPal or contact club member for application form. Please support this initiative, check out or virtual pitch. Get your name on Tir Conaill Park Sod.Cul Camp: Registration for this years Kellogg’s Cúl Camp is now open. The camp is open to boys and girls aged 6-13 years of age.The club will host the camp on 21st-25th July. Registration for the camp is €55 for first child, €45 for second child, and €40 for third/fourth child. Each child will receive a full camp jersey and bag.There will be a registration night on Friday 18th July in Tir Conaill Park at 7pm – 8pm. Parents may also register online on the Keloggs Cul Camp. Contact Pauric Harvey (0860523905). GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS EARN CRUCIAL VICTORY OVER MALIN was last modified: July 1st, 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:four mastersGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

IT’S SWANSEA! GIANT-KILLING CARL TO FACE WELSH WIZARDS AT WEMBLEY

first_imgCarl waves the Donegal flag at Villa ParkCARL McHugh’s Wembley final dream will be against Swansea.The Premiership side knocked Chelsea out of the League Cup semi-final tonight.And that means the Lettermacaward defender will go up against the Welsh side which has a superb season in the top flight of English football. Swansea City reached their first major English cup final in their 100-year history when they drew 0-0 with Chelsea tonight, winning 2-0 on aggregate.The Blues’ hopes were not helped when winger Eden Hazard was sent off in the 80th minute for kicking a ball boy.Gary Cahill’s header was cleared off the line while Demba Ba had an early penalty appeal turned away.Petr Cech saved well from Nathan Dyer in injury time as the Swans set up a final with League Two Bradford. Last night Carl’s Bradford knocked Premiership giants Aston Villa out of the cup.Next stop: Sunday, February 24, Wembley. Kick-off at 4pm. IT’S SWANSEA! GIANT-KILLING CARL TO FACE WELSH WIZARDS AT WEMBLEY was last modified: January 23rd, 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:Carl McHughIT’S SWANSEA! GIANT-KILLING CARL TO FACE WELSH WIZARDS AT WEMBLEYLettermacawardlast_img read more

RESULTS AND PICTURES FROM THE FINN VALLEY AC 5K SERIES

first_imgIT may have been bitterly cold out there this morning, but that didn’t stop hundreds of runners and walkers taking part in the fourth race of the Finn Valley AC 5k run.Letterkenny AC’s Ciaran Doherty was first to the line in a another well-organised event.All the results are below: Finn Valley 5k 24/03/2013 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 1730 15.35 Ciaran Doherty SM Letterkenny A C2 1746 15.59 Mark Hoy SM Finn Valley A C 3 1747 16.02 James Seight SM Finn Valley A C4 1728 16.09 Dean Toland SM Finn Valley A C5 1738 16.14 Pius McIntyre SM Foyle Valley6 1144 16.17 Michael Black SM Individual7 428 16.41 Patrick Hynes Foy SM Finn Valley A C 8 1737 16.42 Gavin Crawford SM 24/7 Triathlon9 1735 16.43 Seanie Devitt SM Individual10 199 16.44 Shane McNulty SM Finn Valley A C11 1169 16.47 Stephen Connor SM Foyle Valley 12 1731 16.49 Teresa McGloin SW Finn Valley A C13 1749 17.05 Noel Diver SM Rosses A.C.14 1133 17.48 Tommy McCallion SM Individual15 286 17.49 Zachary McGowan JM City Of Derry16 1778 17.49 Patrick Penrose JM Finn Valley A C17 1785 17.51 Adrian Gillespie SM Finn Valley A C18 1151 17.55 Brian Fahy SM Letterkenny A C19 1146 17.56 Pat Hegarty SM Finn Valley A C20 1798 18.09 Pauric Breslin SM Individual21 1140 18.10 Patrick Brennan SM Individual22 1742 18.14 Enda McBride SM Letterkenny A C23 1739 18.28 Declan Doherty SM Foyle Valley24 399 18.29 Hugh Coll SM Individual25 419 18.33 Carina Clarke SW Sligo A C26 1132 18.41 James Beaty SM Individual27 1161 18.42 Catriona Devine SW Finn Valley A C28 1173 18.43 Kenny O’Donnell M40 Finn Valley A C29 1143 18.45 Shane Gallagher SM Individual30 1796 18.54 Patrick McGlynn SM Finn Valley A C31 1131 19.09 Paul Murray SM Finn Valley A C32 417 19.11 Kevin McMenamin M35 Lifford A C33 1764 19.11 Martin Paill JM Individual34 1707 19.22 Tom Thompson SM Finn Valley A C35 1733 19.29 Martin McGlynn SM Rosses A.C.36 1177 19.33 Peter McMenamin SM Individual37 1115 19.43 Darren Price SM Unattached38 274 19.47 Ben George SM Letterkenny A C39 1147 19.48 Derek Callaghan SM Finn Valley A C40 1134 19.49 Noleen Porter SW Finn Valley A C41 1198 19.50 Hugh Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C42 1101 19.51 Shaun Boyce SM Individual43 1736 19.52 Owen Boyle SM Individual44 1725 19.53 Adam McGranaghan JM Finn Valley A C45 1727 19.58 Catherine Dooher SM Finn Valley A C46 1753 20.04 Ray Byrne SW Finn Valley A C47 1740 20.07 Drew Doherty SM Finn Valley A C48 1748 20.11 Jerry O’Doherty SM Finn Valley A C49 374 20.14 Patrick Brennan SM Unattached50 1754 20.16 Brian McGonagle SM Individual51 1711 20.17 Joe Carlin SM Finn Valley A C52 1158 20.22 Mary Connolly SW Finn Valley A C53 1750 20.30 Sean Meanie SM Individual54 1722 20.31 Eugene Gallen SM Individual55 1121 20.36 Alan Catterson M40 Individual56 1757 20.40 Alan McGinley JM Lifford A C57 1109 20.42 Mark McCafferty SM Finn Valley A C58 198 20.48 Paul Lee SM Finn Valley A C59 269 20.51 Adrian McHugh SM Individual60 1112 20.52 Sean O’Leary M50 Finn Valley A C61 287 21.00 Irene McFadden SW Individual62 1801 21.06 Hugh Allen SM Individual63 1726 21.14 Rodney Irwin SM Finn Valley A C64 1189 21.16 Seamus Curran SM Finn Valley A C65 1809 21.17 Anthony Murray M60 Individual66 1197 21.19 Declan Carlin SM Finn Valley A C67 1137 21.28 Noreen Bonner SW Finn Valley A C68 1741 21.31 Michael McMenamin SM Finn Valley A C69 200 21.32 Kathleen McNulty SW Finn Valley A C70 1188 21.37 Paul Mayse SM Individual71 479 21.41 Ronan Gallen SM Individual72 1118 21.42 Malachy Dunleavey SM Individual73 376 21.43 Pawel Dudek SM Individual74 273 21.44 Barry Irwin SM Finn Valley A C75 284 21.45 Frank O’Deorain SM Individual76 1808 21.48 Damien Daily SM Individual77 1773 21.50 Michael Murphy SM Lifford A C78 1751 21.52 Katherine McGinley SW Individual79 426 21.53 Paul O’Donnell SM Individual80 1781 21.54 Jimmy McBride SM Individual81 1752 21.55 Patrick McChee SM Individual82 278 21.56 Charmian O’Brien SW Finn Valley A C83 1162 21.56 Cliona Dunne SW Finn Valley A C84 1190 22.00 Paddy Brennan SM Individual85 1768 22.01 Leoni Cook SW Lifford A C86 451 22.01 Sinead Boland SW Finn Valley A C87 1819 22.01 Stephen McPhilemy SM Individual88 473 22.04 Karen Duffner SW Finn Valley A C89 1163 22.06 Marie Harper SW Finn Valley A C90 1709 22.11 Rosemary Heeney SW Finn Valley A C91 1732 22.18 Owen Coyle SM Rosses A.C.92 1139 22.19 Johnny Ward SM Tír Chonaill A C93 1784 22.21 Jean O’Donnell W50 Individual94 442 22.22 Michael Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C95 485 22.23 Peadar Fitzpatrick SM Individual96 1786 22.24 Adrian O’Donnell SM Finn Valley A C97 1729 22.25 Liam McGinty SM Finn Valley A C98 1745 22.26 Martin Anderson SM Finn Valley A C99 401 22.35 Paul Gallen SM Individual100 1799 22.36 Terry McDevitt SM Individual101 1111 22.37 Joe Gallen M55 Lifford A C102 495 22.44 Liam McGinty SM Castlefinn Runners103 1721 22.45 Terry Thomson SM Individual104 1762 22.48 Danny Burns SM Lifford A C105 1755 22.52 Sean McMenamin SM Finn Valley A C106 1724 22.56 Duane Long SM Finn Valley A C107 1172 23.04 Jackie Harvey W50 Tír Chonaill A C108 494 23.08 Eamon McConnell SM Castlefinn Runners109 1710 23.09 Aiden Dullaghan JM Individual110 279 23.12 Damien Downey SM Inishowen A C111 1171 23.17 Vera Haughey W50 Tír Chonaill A C112 282 23.18 Eugene McGinley M40 Individual113 276 23.19 Frances Cairns SW Castlefinn Runners114 437 23.22 Brendan O’Brien SM Individual115 1126 23.29 William Doherty SM Unattached116 1777 23.30 Laura Lee Penrose JW Finn Valley A C117 1110 23.30 Mark Foley SM Individual118 1175 23.31 Sharon Hamilton SW Finn Valley A C119 1705 23.32 James McGlade SM Finn Valley A C120 1792 23.41 Pauric McMern SM Individual121 1103 23.44 Gerald Harkin SM Inishowen A C122 1136 23.48 Adam Laird JM Finn Valley A C123 1787 23.50 Brendan McElhinney SM Finn Valley A C124 1818 24.00 Kevin Doherty SM Individual125 1712 24.01 Emma Lawne SW Individual126 412 24.03 Maria Boyle SW Individual127 1152 24.04 Colin Gallagher SM Individual128 1810 24.05 Des Goydaerts SM Individual129 1769 24.06 Alison McMonagle SW Individual130 1138 24.11 Declan McCallion SM Letterkenny A C131 1723 24.13 Jonathon Connolly SM Individual132 1790 24.18 Nikata Gallen JW Finn Valley A C133 379 24.20 Sean McAuliffe SM Individual134 1703 24.22 Keelan McGill JM Individual135 1702 24.23 Denis McGill SM Individual136 1813 24.26 Cathy Harvey SW Individual137 1191 24.26 PJ Sweeney SM Finn Valley A C138 290 24.30 Liam Daly SM Lifford A C139 488 24.32 Deborah Conroy SW Lifford A C140 1782 24.35 Colin McDaid SM Individual141 1783 24.35 John Curran SM Individual142 480 24.46 Wesley McKane SM Finn Valley A C143 1761 24.49 Liam McMullan M40 Individual144 1119 24.50 Angela Trimble SW Individual145 1193 24.53 William Quigley SM Individual146 457 24.56 Goretta Marley SW Finn Valley A C147 422 25.00 Noel Duffy SM Individual148 1129 25.07 Sinead Kenny SW Finn Valley AC149 415 25.10 Anthea Hegarty SW Lifford A C150 1167 25.11 Josephine Donaghey SW Individual151 1797 25.24 Sinead McMenamin SW Finn Valley A C152 1756 25.27 Joanne Campbell SW Individual153 1713 25.31 Seamus Connolly SM Individual154 1181 25.37 Cahal Patton JM Individual155 1706 25.38 Bernie McMenamin SW Finn Valley A C156 1117 25.39 Vicky Dunleavey SW Individual157 1141 25.40 AnneMarie Patton SW Individual158 441 25.41 Diane Gallagher SW Finn Valley A C159 448 25.42 Emma Speight SW Finn Valley A C160 1174 25.43 Sinead McLaughlin SW Lifford A C161 1196 25.45 Owen McDermot SM Individual162 1704 25.46 Eugene Carlin SM Individual163 1116 25.47 Annmarie Roche SW Individual164 1758 25.49 Sandra Ellison SW Individual165 1772 25.55 Patricia Wilson SW Individual166 1159 25.57 Oliva Gallen SW Individual167 1183 25.58 Andrew Petterson SM Individual168 500 25.59 Marcella McBride SW Castlefinn Runners169 1734 26.08 Danielle Boyce SW Individual170 1812 26.17 Liz Gallagher SW Individual171 1135 26.17 Arthur Connolly SM Finn Valley A C172 418 26.26 Helena Witherow SW Individual173 1156 26.32 Marcus Crawford SM Individual174 438 26.36 Mary Martin SW Finn Valley A C175 1805 26.40 Mark Gildea SM Individual176 424 26.44 Cora Harvey SW Finn Valley A C177 1157 26.53 Trevor Kilpatrick SM Individual178 1789 27.06 Margaret Gallen SW Finn Valley A C179 1771 27.16 Gemma McGlachey SW Individual180 1168 27.19 Elaine Parke SW Individual181 1145 27.22 Elaine Connolly SW Individual182 1708 27.30 Anthony Boland SM Individual183 1806 27.43 Lisa McMonagle SW Individual184 1807 27.43 PJ McMonagle SM Individual185 446 27.46 Emma McLaughlin SW Finn Valley A C186 1178 27.57 Tommy McHugh SM Letterkenny A C187 450 28.06 Edel Gildea SW Finn Valley A C188 423 28.07 Marie Duffy SW Individual189 1759 28.08 Sharon Duffy SW Finn Valley A C190 1766 28.11 Sinead Collins SW Finn Valley A C191 491 28.14 Lisa McGlynn SW Castlefinn Runners192 1199 28.17 John Conaghan SM Finn Valley A C193 1125 28.20 Colleen O’Brien SW Finn Valley A C194 1803 28.27 Elaine Craig SW Individual195 1165 28.30 Orla Redmond SW Individual196 439 28.32 Ann Marie Gibbons SW Finn Valley A C197 493 28.34 Irene McNulty SW Castlefinn Runners198 1128 28.37 Lucy Costello SW Individual199 1811 28.39 Jimmy Gildea M60 Letterkenny A C200 404 28.42 Aiden Gallen JM Unattached201 1123 28.44 Jack Catterson JM Finn Valley A C202 436 28.47 Kevin McHugh SM Individual203 1816 28.56 Caoimhe Brennan SW Finn Valley A C204 459 28.56 Divina Russell SW Finn Valley A C205 1154 29.00 Collette McDermot SW Individual206 1774 29.00 Sinead Kelly SW Individual207 445 29.04 Emma Bates SW Finn Valley A C208 1153 29.14 Zara O’Toole SW Individual209 1127 29.17 Lisa Ferguson SW Individual210 1149 29.19 Frances Spencer SW Individual211 465 29.23 Tina McGlynn SW Finn Valley A C212 292 29.32 Louise Dowling SW Individual213 478 29.50 Diane McGarrigle SW Finn Valley A C214 409 29.58 AnneMarie Reynolds SW Individual215 1150 29.59 Mags McNulty SW Individual216 1185 29.59 Grainne McElhinney SW Individual217 481 30.07 Joleen McHugh SW Individual218 449 30.12 Francis Wilson SW Finn Valley A C219 1186 30.22 Pauline O’Connor SW Individual220 466 30.25 Antoinette Coyle SW Finn Valley A C221 1800 30.29 Eithne Browne SW Finn Valley A C222 1105 30.30 Mary Lyons SW Individual223 1791 30.32 Sean Coyle SM Finn Valley A C224 400 30.44 Denise Moss SW Individual225 420 30.49 Rosemary Monaghan SW Individual226 1802 31.00 Nuala Allen SW Individual227 1170 31.00 Jackie Lafferty SW Individual228 1770 31.20 Avril Larkin SW Individual229 1814 31.22 Sean McMenamin SM Individual230 1815 31.22 Jenny McMenamin SW Individual231 1775 31.25 Angela Gallagher SW Individual232 1114 31.26 Chloe Britton SW Individual233 1804 31.28 Tina McHugh SW Individual234 1160 31.54 Phylis Gallagher SW Individual235 1166 31.59 Catriona McDaid SW Individual236 1179 32.10 Loretta McNulty SW Castlefinn Runners237 1113 32.12 Caroline Britton SW Individual238 1744 32.20 Clement Clarke SM Lifford A C239 403 32.22 Karen Gallen JW Individual240 406 32.32 Michelle Conroy SW Finn Valley A C241 405 32.32 Debbie Campbell SW Finn Valley A C242 1743 32.37 Loretta Devenny SW Individual243 1182 32.46 Karen Petterson SW Individual244 1180 33.00 Donna Curran SW Castlefinn Runners245 458 33.01 Selina Russell SW Finn Valley A C246 440 33.02 Amy Gibbons JW Finn Valley A C247 1142 33.05 Lillian Lee SW Individual248 1176 33.12 Noreen McKelvey SW Castlefinn Runners249 1767 33.18 Matthew Collins JM Finn Valley A C250 1794 33.21 Bridet O’Brien SW Individual251 1184 33.22 Teresa Browne SW Individual252 1107 33.24 Grainne Rice W40 Lifford A C253 1187 33.40 Anthony O’Connor SM Individual254 1108 33.46 Jennifer Gallagher SW Lifford A C255 6000 33.58 Elaine Bradley SW Individual256 429 34.30 Michelle McDaid SW Individual257 398 34.38 Kerri Doherty SW Individual258 425 35.13 Yvonne Gallagher SW Individual259 1720 35.37 Teresa McMenamin SW Individual260 1719 35.37 Sean Foley SM Finn Valley A C261 413 35.44 Yvonne Boyle JW Individual262 431 35.57 Leanne Lynch Walker Individual263 1106 36.00 Caoimhe Lyons SW Individual264 1779 36.12 Claire Kelly SW Individual265 1760 36.27 Teresa Crawford SW Finn Valley A C266 1104 36.28 Sinead McColgan SW Individual267 1102 36.28 Lynsey Harding SW Inishowen A C268 1130 37.24 Betty Gallen SW Finn Valley A C269 1776 37.32 Mary Penrose SW Finn Valley A C270 293 38.39 Margo Duffy SW Individual271 1192 39.30 Cathy Sweeney SW Finn Valley A C272 1122 39.31 Caroline Catterson W40 Individual273 1124 39.32 Molly Catterson JW Finn Valley A C274 1793 39.35 Jean McHugh SW Lifford A C275 1164 39.54 Deirdre Gallagher SW Individual276 1780 39.54 Mary Sheridan SW Individual277 1763 39.59 Betty Burns SW Lifford A C278 402 40.40 Liz Gallen SW Individual279 1795 41.47 Pauric Patton SM Individual280 300 42.08 Nuala Byrne Walker Finn Valley A C281 1155 44.15 Louise Cullen SW Individual282 1200 44.40 Lisa Stewart SW Individual283 482 47.22 Mick Hogan SM Individual284 1148 47.25 Karen Smith SW Individual285 1765 48.03 Aoife McGinty SW Finn Valley A C286 1194 48.04 Salome Houston SW Individual287 1195 48.37 Rose Quigley SW Individual288 1701 48.51 Claire McLaughlin SW Individual289 416 52.50 Fiona McGinley Walker Individual290 486 52.50 Marion Gallen SW Individual291 483 52.50 Valerie Hogan SW IndividualTotal Runners: 291 RESULTS AND PICTURES FROM THE FINN VALLEY AC 5K SERIES was last modified: March 24th, 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)last_img read more

K2 conqueror Black to arrive back in Donegal on Thursday

first_imgK2 conquerer Jason Black is set to return to Ireland tomorrow night.After more than six weeks on an expedition to climb the world’s most difficult peak, Jason is set to see his family once again.He is due to arrive at Dublin Airport tomorrow night (Wed). A special homecoming has been arranged for Jason at the Market Square in Letterkenny on Thursday evening at 6.30pm.This will be immediately followed by tea/coffee etc. in Mc Gettigan’s Hotel, Upper Main Street.Jason’s family would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for following his epic journey and for all the prayers, candle-lighting and positive messages that were sent his way over the past 6 weeks.A spokesman for Jason’s family said “We are very grateful and beyond excited now to see him TOMORROW!! “We would love to see you at the homecoming so please feel free to come along and show your support once again.”K2 conqueror Black to arrive back in Donegal on Thursday was last modified: August 1st, 2018 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:Jason BlackK2letterkennysummitlast_img read more

SA internet use skyrockets

first_imgEasy access to wireless, broadband- supported internet has helped boost the number of users in South Africa.Khanyi MagubaneA new survey by technology research consultancy World Wide Worx has revealed that internet users in South Africa have grown by 12.5 % to 4.5-million in the past year.This is the fastest growth since 2001 and is largely attributed to the growth of the country’s broadband services.The report, sponsored by Cisco Systems, indicates that growth could have accelerated even further if it wasn’t for a “highly restrictive” regulatory environment.World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck says they are excited with the results.“It is only the beginning of a dramatic turnaround, and is occurring despite numerous obstacles in the way of growth.”Reshaad Ahmed, senior manager of Cisco’s Internet Business Solutions, says the evolution and changes in the telecommunications industry could not have come at a better time in South Africa.“We believe these changes will lead to sufficient levels of competition, increase access to internet usage and in turn, increase global competitiveness and economic diversity.“South Africa could, potentially, go from five major service providers to more than 300 overnight,” says Ahmed.The Internet Access in South Africa 2008 report also showed that a major factor in the increase was small businesses taking advantage of broadband offering by connecting their employees via ADSL, which accounted for half of the growth in the market.Increased sales of 3G cards and a dramatic shift from dial-up to broadband connections has also spiked to 50%.Ahmed believes the changes taking place in the telecommunications industry will soon have a positive spin-off.Changing the playing fieldCommunications minister Ivy Matsepe-Cassaburi’s recent decision not to challenge the court case of about 300 Value Added Network Service providers to build their own networks will also play a big role in further growth.“We are seeing a broadband culture emerging in South Africa, held back only by the restrictions still placed on data capacity,” says Goldstuck.“These should start becoming a non-issue from the middle of 2009, as the first of the major new undersea cables enters operation. At that point, dial-up will effectively be dead as a connectivity option; it is more expensive, and utterly inappropriate to the changing nature of the internet.”In mid-2009 Seacom, South Africa’s second transatlantic data cable, will go online. The increased bandwidth is expected to dramatically increase internet use. The cable, commissioned mainly by new market entrant Neotel, will increase South Africa’s international bandwidth 40-fold.This era is also set to mark what World Wide Worx described as a “seismic shift in the internet landscape in Africa”.“It spells the birth of an entirely new industry, and we are already seeing the market champing at the bit to become part of that industry,” says Goldstuck.Goldstuck believes that the industry has been waiting for this change for a while.A number of smaller semi-legal network operators that have appeared in the past year could well be on their way to obtaining full operating licences.Once this happens, along with the new market entrants, the market would become extremely competitive, which would drive further growth.Goldstuck says the emergence of several players in the market will be an advantage to the consumer, who will have more choice.“These findings … indicate a positive trend for economic growth.  We believe that pervasive broadband at the right price is a key enabler for economic prosperity.”But Cisco has warned that the expected change will not happen overnight.“Only some of the 300-plus contenders will be in a position to manage their own networks due to their ability to raise the necessary capital,” says Ahmed.“Those that do step up to the challenge must spend a significant amount of time building a business model that will be sustainable, innovative, and takes advantage of the strategic position with which a contender is faced, while employing the capabilities of existing service providers.”Research company Nielson/NetRatings released other statistics on internet usage in South Africa in July 2008.According to that research, the number of South African unique browsers is up 120% over the past two years and page impressions up 129%.In May 2007, there were 3.9-million active South African unique browsers compared to 1.8-million in May 2005.The research found that during the same period, page impressions grew from 91-million to 207-million.On the gender of internet users, the internet population was divided between 54% men (2.15-million people) and 45% women (1.79-million people).Most users – 36% of the online population – are aged between 25 and 34.English was found to be the most dominant language, with 52% of the internet population (2.1-million). Users who surf the internet in Afrikaans followed at 1.11-million, accounting for 28% of those online.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at Khanyim@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articlesBloggers to fight hunger in Africa Broadband centre launches in SA Positive outlook for IT in SA Google earth zooms in on SA  Useful linksCisco World Wide WorxDepartment of Communicationslast_img read more

More to benefit from social grants

first_img15 April 2011 South Africa is to spend over R104-billion on social grants to assist the most vulnerable in the country in 2011/12, with the number of beneficiaries projected to grow by a million to over 16-million people. In 2010/11, the Department of Social Development spent R97-billion in assisting 15.3-million beneficiaries, including children, people with disabilities and the elderly. Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, speaking ahead of her Budget Vote in Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday, said provision of social grants to the most vulnerable was one of the government’s biggest poverty alleviation programmes. From January this year, the eligibility age for the child support grant was increased to 17 years. “The total number of children covered is 10.3-million, disability grants 1.2-million people, and pensioners 2.7-million,” Dlamini said. In expanding the social grant coverage, the minister said they were raising the old age grant from R33 000 to R44 000 per year. “This is the most significant raising of the means test since 1994 and is a precursor to the universalisation of the old age pension.” On a separate matter, Dlamini said that her department would move swiftly to introduce a retirement fund, with the aim of providing a decent basic income for people who reached retirement, or were disabled, and for survivors when a breadwinner passed away. At present, about one-third of South Africans have no provision for retirement and rely almost entirely on social assistance programmes. Dlamini challenged the view that her department should be “creating jobs” instead of “creating dependency” through grants. “I am calling on people to acknowledge the absurdity of the claim, because grants go to children, older persons and people with disabilities, who are not employable,” she said. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more