Herath stuns India with 7-wicket haul

first_imgGALLE, Sri Lanka (AP): Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath took seven wickets as Sri Lanka completed a stunning comeback yesterday to win the first Test against India by 63 runs with a day to spare. Set a target of 176, India crumbled against the spin duo of Herath (7-48) and Tharindu Kaushal (3-47) to concede defeat after lunch on day four – all out in their second innings for 112 in the three-Test series opener. India resumed on 23-1 and lost six wickets in the morning session. The last nine Indian wickets went for only 82 runs as the tourists collapsed from 30-1. Ajinkya Rahane top scored for India on 36; Shikhar Dhawan got 28. Yesterday’s play completed a remarkable turnaround for the hosts. Sri Lanka were bowled out for 183 in their first innings after electing to bat first, and India took a lead of 192 runs after piling on 375 in reply. Sri Lanka were heading towards an innings defeat Friday when they were reduced to 95-5 in their second innings, but an unbeaten 162 by man of the match Dinesh Chandimal revived the hosts’ fortunes, and the bowlers then put them on top. Herath, who was dropped for Sri Lanka’s last Test against Pakistan, went wicketless in India’s first innings with 0-67. But yesterday, he created pressure by bowling a tight line, which India couldn’t deal with. Herath was introduced in the 15th over of the innings from the Dutch Fort End. He struck immediately, trapping nightwatchman Ishant Sharma (10) leg before wicket. Rohit Sharma was bowled by Herath for four to make it 34-3. But the biggest break came when India captain Virat Kohli (3) was spectacularly caught by short leg fielder Kaushal Silva off the bowling of Kaushal. UNBEATEN 162last_img read more

‘It’s a blessing’, says Morgan of Puma deal

first_imgJason Morgan, who set a new national record in the discus in 2015, is looking forward to being even better in 2016 and perhaps even win an Olympic medal in Rio this summer.He has reason to be optimistic. Training has been going well, he is working with a team of coaches, and best of all, he has a shoe contract with apparel manufacturer Puma that is expected to run until the end of his career.In other words, things are looking up for the 33-year-old 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, who in June last year set a national record of 68.19 metres in Pearl, Mississippi.It was the second best throw in the world for 2015.”I am working a part-time job while I train and at this moment, training is going hard and well. I have a set workout plan and different cycles for the season. I also have a couple of great coaches that will assist me on the road to the Rio Olympic Games,” he said. “I have great support and a management team, and it’s a blessing to have Puma as my sponsor.”training in preparationFor the past few years, Morgan has endured great financial difficulty while training in preparation to represent Jamaica. Earnings from his job, plus some financial support from the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association (JAAA), were not enough to allow him to take care of his family, train, cover medical expenses and travelling to competition.He believes his work ethic and affable personality helped land him the Puma contract, revealing that officials there have told him that they have always admired his will power and hard work, as well as his character.The deal he signed with Puma last December now allows him greater freedom to focus on his preparation for what could be his last Olympic Games.”It’s like a dream come true,” said Morgan of the shoe contract. “They have supported Jamaica’s track and field and the world’s best athletes. They will assist me on the rest of my journey. It’s a blessing to be able to be part of a pioneer brand, and I will continue to inspire and break down barriers, and give young and old people hope to believe in themselves, no matter what the journey.”last_img read more

Ink or swim? Tattoos on show at worlds

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:06SEA Games 2019: Comaling gives PH another gold in modern pentathlon01:04Maguindanao massacre case: Mangudadatu upbeat on conviction of perpetratotrs01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ The Olympic rings — a proud stamp on the skin of the swimmers who competed at a Games — are also common place, but some of the world’s fastest have explained the thinking behind the art work on their bodies.Britain’s Peaty has been one of the stand-out performers at the Duna Arena with two world records and golds in the men’s 50m and 100m breaststroke.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Peaty had a large tattoo of a lion inked onto his left shoulder after winning the Olympic 100m breaststroke title last year in Rio de Janeiro.“The tattoo is more about training for me,” said the 22-year-old in Budapest. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend LATEST STORIES MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “When you wake up, you look in the mirror and you go to the pool. It reminds me of the hard work I put in to win in Rio, while I am swimming.“It also keeps me grounded and passionate about what I do, it reminds me of how I got there.“It is great to have a reminder, it’s getting extended in a few days,” he added without wanting to give away the future design.Peaty’s wheelchair-bound grandmother, Mavis Williams, 74, got a temporary tattoo, a copy of his lion tattoo, which delighted the British swimmer.“That was crazy, I actually thought she had had a proper tattoo done, I thought ‘oh my god, what has she done, but she loves it,” said Peaty with a grin.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketscenter_img McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return View comments South African-born Dutch swimmer Kyle Stolk boasts a springbok and an Irish shamrock displayed on a resplendent Dutch flag.“I wanted to incorporate the three places that have made me where I am today,” said the swimmer, who learned his trade in Dublin, before moving to the Netherlands who he represented at the Rio Olympics.“It might be a too flamboyant for some people but it means a lot to me, it’s who I am,” he saidSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ‘Fighting for their fate’: Chinese kids adopted by MMA club USA’s Anthony Ervin competes in the Men’s 50m Freestyle Semifinal during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSWorld records have tumbled and gold medals won but the colourful array of tattoos on show at the world swimming championships have proved just as eye-catching, be they designs of sharks, dolphins or even the lion adorning the arm of Adam Peaty’s grandmother.A vast array of images, script, and secretive symbols adorned the bodies of competitors, from flowing and harmonious waves to powerful and speedy creatures of the deep.ADVERTISEMENT Bruno Fratus, who took silver in the men’s 50m freestyle on Saturday behind Caeleb Dressel of the USA, explained how his winged tattoo was done on a whim.“I trust the guy who does my tattoos so badly that I just give him my arms and say ‘do whatever you feel like as long as it’s not too crazy’ as I still got to wear short sleeves,” the 28-year-old told AFP.‘It’s who I am’“As long as I have space and money I’ll keep doing it, and time off because every time you tattoo something you need 10 days off water.“That’s a graffiti I saw in Miami in Wynwood, I just took a picture and give it to him as a reference. That one’s just a wing.“I woke up one morning and thought ‘I think I would look good with a wing on my arm’.”His compatriot, Etiene Medeiros won the women’s 50m backstroke gold on Thursday and explained the differing motivations for her tattoos.“I have an ocean mermaid on my forearm to bring its energy into my life, beneath it a lotus flower, which is rising from the ashes like a phoenix,” said the 26-year-old Brazilian.“Beneath that, an ‘ohana’ tattoo to remind me how blessed I am to have my family and friends.“On my ankles, I have the name of my father and mother, I also have other ones which are hidden.” ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTubelast_img read more

Kobe not focusing on LeBron showdown

first_imgThis will be just the first act for Bryant and James; they will play again in five days, with the Cavaliers-Lakers game Thursday at Staples Center serving as the lead-in to All-Star weekend. The Lakers have bigger concerns than watching two of the heirs to Jordan’s legacy square off. A loss to Cleveland not only would send them home with a 3-5 record on this trip but also with their second three-game losing streak of the season. Lakers coach Phil Jackson said that recovering from disappointing losses to Detroit and Toronto to beat the Cavaliers would be “the mark of a team that’s really got some character.” Walton out: With his sprained right ankle slow to improve, forward Luke Walton will be re-examined Monday in Los Angeles by specialist Kenneth Jung. Walton won’t play today and is likely out through the All-Star break, Jackson said. Walton, who has missed eightgames with the injury, tried to do some running Saturday but said his ankle was still “throbbing” whenever he tried to push off it. Maybe that sounds familiar, because Bryant has said as much at two previous stops on this trip, when the Lakers earned victories at Washington and Atlanta and Bryant outshined Gilbert Arenas and Joe Johnson. At the same time, Bryant can remember watching the battles between Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson and Jordan and Isiah Thomas. He allowed that, for fans tuning in to watch himself and James, “I think it’s something that’s very interesting to watch.” CLEVELAND – As long as the Lakers need a victory to break even on this eight-game trip through the Eastern Conference, Kobe Bryant won’t have much to say about this afternoon’s showdown between himself and LeBron James. “I told you, individual matchups don’t excite me any more,” Bryant said. “I’ve played in so many of them, it just doesn’t do anything for me.” center_img “It’s frustrating not being able to play,” Walton said. “I thought I would be able to play on this road trip. Now it’s just not going to happen.” Lineup changes: Even in a game Friday, when Bryant scored 25 points and missed more shots than he made, the Lakers showed how desperately they miss the superstar guard when he is not on the floor. Bryant sat for a combined 5:11, and the Lakers were outscored 15-2 in that time. Jackson has been playing a lineup of Jordan Farmar, Sasha Vujacic, Maurice Evans and Ronny Turiaf with starter Lamar Odom when Bryant has gone to the bench. “I’ve been leaving Lamar out there with them,” Jackson said. “I think I’m going to stop that. Just let them go really on their own, because they play really well and move the ball well, and I’ve saddled them with Lamar. It’s been unfortunate. He’s not been carrying the load.” Jackson also will have to decide whether to start forward Vladimir Radmanovic, who was benched for the final 21 minutes of Friday’s loss. The Cavaliers start two guards alongside James. Jackson said he would open today with Bryant on Larry Hughes. Radmanovic missed all fourshots he took Friday and struggled to guard Toronto’s Chris Bosh. He said Saturday: “I don’t have a big credit with the coach. I’ve got to get my stuff straight before he makes some changes.” Even with the Lakers more than 50 games into the season, Radmanovic still is searching for answers. He said he is not bothered by the hand injury he suffered in training camp. It’s more a matter of getting off to a good start when he plays. “It’s been a tough season,” Radmanovic said. “I’ve probably played the least minutes (of) my whole career. It’s been frustrating. I’m just trying to be a team player right now and put my agenda on the side. Just have the game come to me. “It’s been tough but I don’t want to force anything.” ross.siler@dailynews.com (818) 713-3610 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

One of the last wooden grain elevators in Fort St. John demolished

first_imgAs for the world’s tallest grain elevator, it was inaugurated in Germany about ten years ago in April of 2005 and its height is 115 meters with a listed capacity of 8,000 tons of grain. That’s as a result of another demolition earlier this month.“It was an older building,” explains Kassian. “It needed too many repairs – it just cost way too much and it just wasn’t usable again.”The demolition again raised questions about future service needs in this area, but there are no future plans for a more modern, larger capacity elevator.- Advertisement -“Some more storage and a bigger rail cart spot is what Fort St. John needs here, and that’s being talking about, but as of right now there’s no concrete plans in the making,” says Kassian.Old wooden elevators are now an endangered species, but those who believe grain elevators are dinosaurs of the past, have obviously never been to Hutchinson, Kansas.The Farmers Co-Op Commission has one there, which is more than a half mile in length with a capacity of over 17 million bushels.Advertisementlast_img read more

UDARAS EXPECT FURTHER GROWTH AS 208 JOBS CREATED IN DONEGAL IN 2015

first_imgÚdarás na GaeltachtaA total of 208 new jobs were created by Udaras Na Gaeltacht in Co Donegal 2015, according to the body’s latest report.Anna Ní Ghallachair, Chairperson and Steve Ó Cúláin, Chief Executive, Údarás na Gaeltachta released the details today.It showed that a total of 533 jobs were created by the authority in the gaeltacht regions last year.The following the authority’s review of the year as well as its plans for 2016 and moving forward. The Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, Joe McHugh T.D. welcomed the report.He said “These results published by an tÚdarás today are very positive news. The figures show that an additional 215 people were employed in Gaeltacht companies at the end of 2015 in comparison with the previous year. This growth in employment is seen mostly in companies engaged in exporting, an indication that that Údarás’ strategy of encouraging Gaeltacht companies to focus on exports is succeeding.”2015 Review Údarás na Gaeltachta client companies created 533 full-time equivalent jobs in 2015. There was a net gain of 215 jobs, the highest net increase since 2005. At year end, total employment in Údarás client companies stood at 7,869, comprising 7,268 full-time and 601 part-time jobs. This strong net job creation performance was achieved as a result of client companies expanding and increasing their employment levels, an increase in the number of start-ups, and fewer job losses throughout the year. There was a significant drop in the number of jobs lost, a decrease of 50% on the numbers lost in 2014 – resulting in the lowest job attrition rate on record.Employment in the GaeltachtThe largest increase in employment took place in companies in the Donegal and Galway Gaeltacht areas in 2015. The employment base is now at a stable level, client companies are more competitive and a higher number are exporting. There was an increase in employment in companies operating in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, food and niche manufacturing sectors throughout the year. Job losses occurred mostly in enterprises operating in the services and traditional manufacturing sectors.Údarás na Gaeltachta’s Chief Executive, Steve Ó Cúláin, commented that more than half of the net job increases occurred in companies located in the Donegal Gaeltacht, a total of 116 jobs. “An tÚdarás has focussed a lot of its resources on the Donegal Gaeltacht due to the high number of jobs lost in the region in 2014. I am satisfied to see our efforts coming to fruition with the growth experienced in the area. These companies now have a stronger foundation and many are undertaking new expansion plans. The investment we have made in our business infrastructure locally is helping to attract new projects, and we have seen an increase in the number of business enquiries. We are also delighted to be in a position to support Randox Teo in undertaking significant development over the next 5 years.”In line with the Government’s increased efforts to stimulate job growth in the regions, as outlined in its Action Plans for Jobs, Mr Ó Cúláin added that the number of new start-ups established in 2015 throughout the Gaeltacht constituted grounds for optimism. “30 new businesses were established in the Gaeltacht last year, and at year end more than 60 people were employed in these enterprises. It is clear to Údarás that there are opportunities to attract new projects and it is important that efforts are continued to attract external and domestic investment to create employment. Further development of local and business infrastructure and the provision of competitive broadband is central to achieving these objectives.”He also commented on the development programme that has taken place in the aquaculture sector in South Connemara over the past two years, “It is clear that a single bay management plan is the most effective method of developing this sector for the benefit of small coastal Gaeltacht communities,” he said. Over 580 new jobs approved for the Gaeltacht in 2015Last year, Údarás na Gaeltachta approved a number of new projects which will see the creation of 586 additional jobs and involve a projected investment of €57 million as the projects are developed over the next few years. Taking into account Údarás’ targeted focus on the Donegal Gaeltacht last year, jobs were approved primarily in this area. Companies operating mainly in the medical devices, niche manufacturing, food and services sectors have plans to expand.Further growth in the economic impact of Údarás-supported companiesABSEI research[1] conducted in 2015 indicates that Údarás client companies achieved sales to the value of €843 million. Exports increased by 12%, to €525 million. The ratio of exports to total sales stood at 62%. Gaeltacht companies have a significant economic impact on both the Gaeltacht economy and the national economy. 73% of expenditure was in the Irish services sector, equivalent to €388 million of direct expenditure in the local economy. Client companies spent €192 million on payroll annually, with an average salary of €41,000 per employee in companies with 10 or more employees, an increase of 5% on the previous year.Social Employment Schemes Social employment schemes managed by An tÚdarás have an important role in providing work experience and training in the Gaeltacht community. Last year, more than 1,000 participants and 50 supervisors were involved in 47 schemes throughout the Gaeltacht. In 2015, a total of 387 new participants were placed on these schemes and 397 participants completed their scheme.[2]Irish Language Planning ActivitiesFurther progress was made in relation to the language planning process, with nine new Language Planning Areas (LPAs) announced during the year. Four LPAs were announced in February and four lead organisations were selected to undertake work in those areas. A further five LPAs were announced at the end of September. The applications received are currently being assessed and it is expected that a further five lead organisations will be announced soon. Consequently, a total of 18 lead organisations will be working to prepare language plans in 2016 and it is expected that completed language plans will be submitted to the Minister for approval in the case of nine LPAs during 2016.During the year, Údarás na Gaeltachta and Foras na Gaeilge established a process for the implementation of the language planning process in Gaeltacht Service Towns in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, and information meetings will be held in three chosen towns to begin the next phase. An tÚdarás has developed resources to raise awareness amongst the Gaeltacht community in relation to the language planning process and to provide support for parents raising their families with Irish.The Department of Education and Skills undertook a review of the provision of education in Gaeltacht schools during the year. In addition, The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht organised a public consultation process to review the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language 2010–2030 and its implementation over the next five years.Commenting on these review processes, the Chairperson of Údarás, Anna Ní Ghallachair said, “An tÚdarás has played a central role in this work. In addition to meetings with relevant government departments, we organised three information meetings in the Gaeltacht, in conjunction with the Department of Education and Skills, to afford the community an opportunity to give their views on the policy recommendations in relation to the provision of education in Gaeltacht schools. We also welcome the decision by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to undertake a consultation process with regard to the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language. An tÚdarás expects that practical, realistic and measurable priorities for the next 5-year period will emerge from the consultation process.”Mrs Ní Ghallachair said, “Since the implementation of the language planning process began in the Gaeltacht, it is clear that communities have embraced the exercise with enthusiasm and worked diligently in partnership with the State in an effort to address the challenges of maintaining, and increasing use of, the Irish language. An important foundation has been laid down, but the next five-year period is critical if work carried out thus far is to bear fruit. A clear, coordinated strategy, in addition to the provision of adequate resources, is required to build upon this foundation and to ensure success. An integrated approach should be adopted in the language plans, where the Irish language pervades all aspects of life in the community: social, economic and educational. A strong, sustainable community is necessary if the Gaeltacht is to survive as a distinct language community in the future.”Outlook for 2016Thanks to the hard work and resilience of our client companies we are now seeing a significant recovery. Gaeltacht areas by virtue of their location, have suffered more than others during the economic crisis. This underpins Údarás’ strong conviction that Gaeltacht enterprises, although predominantly located in rural areas, can and will grow more jobs with the right support. By continuing our collaborative approach to fostering enterprise across the regions, we can deliver additional jobs over the coming years.The challenge for An tÚdarás is to build on our clients’ success and target growth in key sectors with potential such as natural resources, life sciences, engineering, internationally traded services and tourism. If the potential of these sectors is harnessed properly and supported, significant growth in jobs can be achieved on the ground by 2020.An tÚdarás will continue its focus next year on developing the Gaeltacht’s strengths in the key sectors mentioned. A particular emphasis will be placed on developing value-added food enterprises. It will carry on its work in supporting companies operating in sectors associated with new technologies, both information technology and biotechnology. The organisation plans to intensify its engagement with the Gaeltacht diaspora worldwide in an effort to attract outside investment and returning immigrants.It is expected that the first set of language plans will be submitted to the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for approval during 2016 and an tÚdarás welcomes the challenge of working with the lead organisation to implement these plans over the period of the next seven years. An tÚdarás will continue its work in supporting the Language Planning Areas which have begun the formal language planning process, along with the Gaeltacht Service Towns.2015 End of year review for Donegal GaeltachtA total of 208 new jobs were created in the Donegal Gaeltacht in 2015. When job losses are taken into consideration, there was a significant net increase of 116 jobs overall. There were 2,058 full-time equivalent jobs in Údarás client companies at the end of the year, the highest number of jobs since 2009. Employment was created in companies throughout the Donegal Gaeltacht, such as Arán Ard Teo in Ard an Rátha; Randox Teo and Feamainn Thír Chonaill Teo in An Clochán Liath; R.A. Pacáistí Teo, Fáisc Miotail Teo and Meastóirí Domhanda in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park; and Cora Tine Teo in An Fál Carrach.New ProjectsFurthermore, an tÚdarás last year approved a number of new projects for the Donegal Gaeltacht in which 449 new jobs will be created with an expected investment of over €37 million when fully operational. Support for Randox Teo was approved to assist the company in undertaking the major expansion planned for An Clochán Liath. Support was also approved for other projects; these include Plaisteach Bhaile na Finne Teo and Bia Beo Natasha Teo which will begin trading early in 2016 in Baile na Finne and in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park respectively.Seven new businesses in total were established last year and there were close to 20 people already employed in those enterprise by the end of the year, including for example Meastóirí Domhanda Teo in Gaoth Dobhair Business Park and Feamainn Thír Chonaill Teo in An Clochán Liath.Enterprise Development Plan for the Gaoth Dobhair Business ParkIn March an tÚdarás published its development plan, Enterprise Development on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park, which focused on increasing employment and fostering enterprise development in north-west Donegal, with the stated objective of supporting the creation of 300 new jobs and investing €4.7 million in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park over a three-year period (2015–2017).For the past year and a half, an tÚdarás has placed specific emphasis on this area and as a result:449 new jobs have been approved in new projects coming on steam over the next few years;three new start-ups have been established in the Áislann on the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park;there are new investments planned or currently being undertaken by companies such as Arán Ard Teo in Ard an Rátha; Euroflex Teo and Bia Beo Natasha Teo in the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park; and Cora Tine Teo in An Fál Carrach;a further €440,000 is being invested by an tÚdarás in Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair, resulting in the provision of 10 new enterprise units for new projects and the completion of works on the adjacent car park;Údarás facilitated 10 site visits to the Gaoth Dobhair Business Park by entrepreneurs seeking to establish new businesses. Negotiations are ongoing in relation to some of these business enquiries;promotional and marketing material have been developed and a PR campaign is being initiated to raise the profile of the Donegal area as a suitable location for business;manufacturing space in the former Largo Foods premises is being modified to provide further production capacity for companies Cóin agus Abhlanna Teo, Kombucha Éireann Teo and Bia Beo Natasha Teo;an tÚdarás is working with the local chamber of commerce, Cumann Tráchtála agus Tionscal Ghaoth Dobhair, on a number of projects that aim to promote the local economy, including the preparation of a tourism development plan for the area.Other DevelopmentsCompanies in other parts of the Donegal Gaeltacht continued to develop throughout the year and increased their production capability, these include Snáth Dhún na nGall and Cuan Tamhnaigh Teo. An tÚdarás constructed a new waste water treatment system in Eastát Bhaile Mún, and undertook works on the infrastructure in the vicinity of Eastát Tionsclaíochta Chill Charthaigh. A premises on the Údarás Industrial Estate in Na Dúnaibh was redeveloped and is now home to Uppiddee Teo, a technology-based enterprise which employed seven people at year end.LEADER ProgrammeThe LEADER Programme for Donegal was announced and it is expected that €3 million will be allocated under this programme for the Donegal Gaeltacht and its islands. Údarás na Gaeltachta and Comhar na nOileán Teo (on the islands) will be administering the LEADER Programme in the Gaeltacht for the next 5-year period.Social Employment SchemesA total of 314 people were employed on social employment schemes in the Donegal Gaeltacht at the end of the year. These schemes are managed and administered by an tÚdarás and funded by the Department of Social Protection.Language PlanningThroughout the year, three Language Planning Areas (LPAs) were announced for the Donegal Gaeltacht. Comharchumann Oileán Árainn Mhór Teo was selected as the lead organisation for the Árainn Mhór LPA. Toraigh LPA and Tuaisceart Dhún na nGall LPA were announced at the end of September last year, applications were sought from organisations/community groups interested in preparing language plans in those LPAs and the two lead organisations will be announced in due course. Hence, 6 lead organisations will be preparing language plans for their respective LPA’s in 2016. It is expected that Comharchumann Forbartha Ghaoth Dobhair will submit a language plan for the LPA of Gaoth Dobhair, Rann na Feirste, Anagaire agus Loch an Iúir to the Minister of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for approval in the middle of 2016.UDARAS EXPECT FURTHER GROWTH AS 208 JOBS CREATED IN DONEGAL IN 2015 was last modified: January 18th, 2016 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:2015Minister Joe McHughreportÚdarás na Gaeltachtalast_img read more

GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES

first_imgFour Masters G.A.A. ClubThe €50 winners in the Annual Lotto for Week 46 were Dave Hand, Ardeskin and Barry O’ Donnell, Tully. The numbers drawn were 2, 11, 12 & 18 with the jackpot now standing at €2,000.The Nursery FUN Programme for 5/6 year old boys and girls born in 2006 and 2007 will commence this Saturday morning at 11.00 am at Tir Conaill Park. The Under 14 boys had a good win over Naomh Mhuire last Wednesday evening. In a tight first half with lots of goals, Four Masters went in at the break 3.02 to 2.03 in front. A good second half performance (scoring 2.09) saw the boys home on a final score line of 5.11 to 3.06. Best performers on the night were Conor Breslin, Patrick Forde and Neil Ward. Well done to Joe Sheerin who played at half time during the Cavan v Donegal game on May 20th.The Under 8’s took part in their second blitz of the season on Saturday last hosted by Bundoran. Along with the home team and St Nauls they played and won out in three very good matches on a very hot day. The boys put in a great effort and continue to improve week by week. Many thanks to the Bundoran club for their hospitality and again to the parents and supporters who travelled up to cheer on the boys.Tickets for the Ultimate Girls’ Day Out on Sunday June 10th are now on sale in the Abbey Hotel or from one of the following: Nicola Lacey 087-2449129, Kelly Lacey 087-9919035, Ciara Mc Groarty 087-9913339 or Louise Jordan 087-2970956.Test your forecasting skills now by entering the Sports Prediction Quiz launched by the Club recently sponsored by All Sports. Forecast the winners of 20 sporting events this summer to be in with a chance to win the 1st Prize of €200.00 Cash & All Sports Donegal Jersey or the 2nd Prize of a €100 All Sports Shopping Voucher. Entry sheets at only €5.00 can be downloaded from www.fourmastersgaa.com or purchased from Sean Dunnion/Kieran Espey, All Sports, Dom’s Pier 1, Mc Cafferty’s Tir Conaill Bar, The Bank and O’ Donnell’s Bar.  GAA NEWS: FOUR MASTERS CLUB NOTES was last modified: May 29th, 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:Four Masters club noteslast_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U16 STAR AARON DEENEY SELECTED ON ULSTER ELITE SQUAD

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News:Congratulations to Under-16 Football star Aaron Deeney who has been selected for the Ulster Under-16 Elite Football Team for 2015. Aaron’s brilliant performances in the recent Buncrana Cup Group games for Donegal U-16s helped secure his selection to this panel.  Aaron is the second member of our Club to be chosen for an elite panel in recent weeks and the player, his family and our Club coaches are extremely proud of this achievement. A big weekend for our Club on and off the field this weekend begins this Saturday, May 23rd with the Annual St. Eunan’s G.A.A. Golf Classic in association with Diver’s Hyundai, Canal Rd. Letterkenny.  Entry for a team of 4 is only €100 with some excellent prizes on offer. Please contact James Friel on 086 8255474 or Paul Carr on 087 2836567 for bookings/information.Then, on Sunday our County Champion Senior and Senior Reserve Footballers begin the defence of their 2014 titles with a trip to Ardara for their first group game.  Throw in times are set for 2.30pm and 4pm.  All support for both teams will be most welcome.The Junior Footballers recorded their fourth successive win in their League game v Glenfin on Saturday last, maintaining their 100% record with a 1-09 to 0-10 victory.Congratulations to Ray and our Donegal Senior Hurlers on a fine victory over Monaghan in the Nicky Rackard Cup and best of luck in the semi final this weekend v Armagh this coming Saturday in the Athletic Grounds, Armagh at 4pm. Well done also to our players and management on the Donegal Senior and Minor Football teams who both recorded hard fought victories over Tyrone in the Ulster Championship.Hard luck to our County Minor Ladies players who came up just short in their outing over the weekend.Good luck to our five players and club coach Greg Harkin who are part of the County U-14 Girls setup taking on Antrim this Sunday in the Ulster B Final at the grounds of Drumragh Sarsfields GAA Club, Omagh (throw-in 3pm). Our playing representatives are Claire Doherty, Niamh Walsh, Katherine Kelly, Niamh Harkin and Lee Walsh.Our Minor Hurlers were defeated by Burt in their League Final last Thursday.Good luck to the U-14 Hurlers who take on McCumhaills in the League semi final this week. Hard luck also to our U-16 Boys Dev. Footballers who went down to Urris in the Div.2 league final.The U-14 Boys Footballers opened their league campaign with a 2-10 to 0-04 win away to Downings while the Dev. team beat Buncrana in the Park, 4-11 to 1-08.The Century Cinemas Football Academy continues every Sunday morning at 11am and the Hurling and Camogie Academy is every Friday at 6.30pm.  New members are most welcome from all parts of Letterkenny.Cash 4 Clothes 4 Féile: Are you doing a spring clean this year? Tidying up that wardrobe and wondering where to put your old clothes? As part of our “4 for Féile” fundraising campaign we are collecting all your old clothes which we hope to turn into cash to help fund our four teams that will compete in this year’s Féile events. The boys and girls U14 Footballers will travel to the south-east (Wexford – Carlow – Wicklow) in late June for the All-Ireland Féile whilst the U14 Hurlers and Camógs will act as hosts for this year’s Ulster Féile. You can drop your black bags of old clothes to O’Donnell Park this Sunday during the Century Cinemas Sunday Morning Academy.  You can also drop off  this Friday during the Hurling and Camogie Academy between 6.30pm and 8pm.Alternatively, if anyone has stuff and needs it collected, contact Eunan O’Donnell at 087 6775637.  Your support is greatly appreciated for these young sports people.This week’s winning lotto numbers were 5,6,7,20.There were 4 x match 3 winners each getting €25The Forde Family, KillyclugGordon Randles, TullygayJosie & Eileen Gallagher, Ard O’DonnellRicky Duffy, StrabaneAll Winners were direct debit.Next weeks jackpot is €1225Sympathy is extended to the McDermott and Parke families on their recent bereavement.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U16 STAR AARON DEENEY SELECTED ON ULSTER ELITE SQUAD was last modified: May 20th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Cross Country Takes on Midwest Foes At NCAA Regional

first_imgStory Links Men’s Race10 Kilometers27 Teams • 195 Runners Women’s Race6 Kilometers33 Teams • 231 Runners The regional meet was hosted by Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. Drake Men’s Individual Results22. Adam Fogg, 31:30.573. Kevin Kelley, 32:29.187. Kyle Brandt, 32:44.493. Maximilian Fridrich, 32:48.099. Isaac Basten , 32:53.4120. Matt Cozine, 33:18.7146. Andrew Berndt, 33:58.8 The women’s race was won by Illinois with a score of 108 followed by Tulsa. Iowa’s Callie Logue won the women’s race in 20:20.6. Olivia Rogers paced the women’s team with a 6-kilometer time of 23:03.6 (136th) and was followed immediately by Rachel Selva with a time of 23:05.1 (138th). The scoring from Drake was rounded out by Millie Bretl (149th), MyKaela Cole (187th), and Elizabeth Aho (191st). Drake Women’s Team Results30.          Drake    776 The NCAA Midwest Regional concludes the season for the majority of the team, pending the final at large selections to the NCAA Championship field. The Drake University’s men’s cross-country team finished 14th out of 27 teams while the women’s team finished the 30th team out of 33 women’s teams Friday morning at the NCAA Midwest Regional. Fogg was followed by Kevin Kelley (73rd) a minute later, Kyle Brandt (87th), Maximilian Fridrich (93rd) and Isaac Basten (99th). Drake was the second highest finisher from the MVC, behind only Bradley, who finished 11th with 310 points. The winner of the men’s meet was Tulsa with a score of 37 who, along with second-place Iowa State, advance to the NCAA Championship. ISU’s Edwin Kurgat won the race in 30:38.3. Drake Men’s Team Results14. Drake, 365 Complete Results NCAA Midwest RegionalNovember 15, 2019Stillwater, Oklahoma Drake Women’s Individual Results136. Olivia Rogers, 23:03.6138. Rachel Selva, 23:05.1149. Millie Bretl, 23:20.1187. MyKaela Cole, 24:09.5191. Elizabeth Aho, 24:17.7229. Lindsey Rowatt, 26:08.5230. Alexa Andrews, 26:30.1  Print Friendly Version The men’s team, which recently finished second at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship, was led by standout sophomore Adam Fogg, who finished 22nd with a time of 31:30.5 in the 10-kilometer race.last_img read more

STEPHEN SET TO GET HIS HAIR CHOPPED – AND ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE

first_imgHe’s known for his warm personality and long ponytail but guess what? Laois man Stephen Dowling is losing the long flowing ponytail tonight, in the Coach House bar, Donegal Town, writes Paul O’Sullivan.New Year, New Man. Stephen is getting rid of the hair and doing it for a great cause, the local (and much admired) Cleary Centre out near Lidl.Stephen is well known in Donegal Town as a Barman and Photographer. He hasn’t lost his dulcet Laois accent but he has well adapted to the Donegal ways and comes out with the odd “wee” and “wild” now and again. “All good things come to an end. I love my hair but it’s for a great cause and I’ve a woolly hat ordered for the reduced insulation”, Stephen told Donegal Daily.The cut hair won’t go to waste either, it will be donated to the Rapunzel Foundation. Well known MoJoGoGo member Jordan Carty will be “in the mix” so it should be a good nights’ entertainment.Scissors will be out tonight – at 7pm at the Coach House.STEPHEN SET TO GET HIS HAIR CHOPPED – AND ALL FOR A GOOD CAUSE was last modified: January 2nd, 2014 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:charityCoach Houselast_img read more