Jennifer Ellison Brown: Trends and social issues in sport

first_img WOMEN UNDER-REPRESENTED Women have traditionally been associated with the arts in general and dance in particular, but many sporting and adventurous activities have traditionally been seen as male pursuits. This is a part of the traditional view of the women in society as housewives. Their lack of financial independence, the lack of childcare facilities and their supposed unsuitability for certain types of competitive sport have all worked together to restrict participation. These cultural barriers are deeply rooted and also affect the coverage of females in sports by the media, potential commercial sponsorship opportunities and opportunities for female participation and progression. Even though unmarried women had their separate Olympic Games in ancient Greece, the modern Games were based on male competition, with Pierre de Coubertin stating that the role of women should be restricted to that of an admiring spectator. Therefore, they were not allowed to participate in the 1896 Games and were only allowed to participate in golf and tennis at the Games in 1900s. Gradually, the number of events in which they could participate increased. They were allowed in swimming in 1912, athletics in 1928, marathon in 1984, 10,000 metres in 1988, and judo events in 1992. At the 1968 Games in Mexico, a woman, Enriquetta Basilio, lit the Olympic flame, a first for a woman at the Games. Today, it is possible for women to take part in almost any sport. Social changes have gradually given women more opportunities to control their own lives. The gender stereotyping, is gradually being broken down, and female participation has increased in all areas of sport. This could be as a result of the following: n The recognition that exercise is good for health • Greater economic freedom • Efforts by governments and sport authorities to promote sports for everyone • An increase in the number of activities which appeal to women. • More role models for women • Increased media coverage • More childcare facilities at leisure centres Although the gap is closing, some people still believe that some sport is a man’s world, and being competitive and muscular is not appropriate for women. Media still gives more coverage to male than female sport, it is much harder to attract sponsors for female sport, there is still inequality of opportunity and the gap in prize money can be very wide. Women are under-represented in management and coaching and most sport administrators are still men. In male sports, very few women take part in these roles, but even in women’s sport men often get these positions. An example is netball, which is dominated by male coaches and umpires. Men are in control of most sports at every level. Women are given opportunities as coaches, organisers, umpires and referees. However, fewer women are seen in management and administrative roles. Violence is quite common in some sports, team sports in particular. It is often the strong desire to win that leads to violence. If the opposition’s best player is injured, they can no longer play a full role in the game. Violence can also be caused by pent-up frustration. When the match is not going their way, players may get angry and vent their aggression at opponents or officials. These same pressures and frustrations can affect spectators as well. Spectators are very passionate, and fans often experience extreme emotions when supporting their team especially at key matches. Football is a typical example of sport that attracts the biggest crowd and gives rise to problems of verbal and racial abuse directed at players and officials. The problem of football hooliganism has received a lot of attention. It became a major problem in the 1960s and developed into the 1970s, resulting in disastrous events at the Heysel stadium in Belgium and the Hillsborough stadium in the 1980s, which resulted in commissioned investigations into spectator behaviour and the safety aspects of football grounds leading to the implementation of safety measures resulting from the findings of the ‘ Taylor Report’. Violence in the form of terrorism also affects sports. Terrorists occasionally target sporting events to publicise their cause. They usually target high profile games for such attacks, for example the Munich Olympics in 1972; Sri Lankan cricketers in 2009, and the Boston marathon in 2013. The events usually continue despite the grief and devastation, sending a message that sport will not be beaten. Security checks on fans, video surveillance and the use of intelligence information are used to ensure safety. NEXT WEEK: Drugs in sportlast_img read more

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There must be a broader, deeper shift in the paradigm in the GPS

first_imgDear Editor,I am happy that the management of the Guyana Prison Service is attempting to recruit fit and proper persons for service. According to Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels, applicants are now required to do drug tests before recruitment.Some have failed the tests. In addition, I recently saw in the daily papers the names, addresses and photographs of some aspirants for the job. All these recruitment tactics, and perhaps many more, are designed to induct suitable ranks into the system, to curb the ridiculous ease with which illicit items are entering the various prisons, and to suppress the rampant corruption in that institution.However, although this is a commendable and giant step in the right direction, much more needs to be done to bring the existing sad state of affairs at the prisons under control. There must be a broader and deeper shift in the paradigm. In the recruitment process, the authorities should establish assessment centres where applicants would be assessed by trained assessors.Sometime ago, I recommended this course of action as part of the Guyana Police Force’s recruitment strategy. There has yet been no movement in that direction.It is even more apposite for the Guyana Prison Service. An assessment centre is widely accepted for recommending personnel actions in a variety of occupations, including the Prison Service. It is a place where a series of events, exercises or scenarios take place. It is one of the best methods available for selecting suitable candidates for either employment or advancement in law enforcement agencies.A brief analysis of the recruitment system in the GPS reveals that as long as an applicant has passed the written examination, is medically fit, has produced a clean Police record, is drug free, and has been cleared by simple background checks, he is guaranteed entry into the prison system. However, there is no testing for unacceptable behavioural traits, and no evaluation for psychological behaviour. Hence undesirables, including psychopaths and others coming from the society with real hustlers’ mentality, can easily become Prison Officers.Over the years, the GPS has come under heavy scrutiny and criticism from Commissions of Inquiry and elsewhere. Non-compliance with some of the CoI recommendations has resulted in fiery and deadly consequences in the prisons. Several persons in authority have posited statements to the effect that: there are just a few rogue elements that we have to get rid of; If they cannot do the job properly, they should just leave; It is just some rotten apples in the barrel that we have to deal with. Those statements are nothing more than a self-serving, superficial facade intended to draw attention away from their own failure.The real issue might not be the rotten apples, but the barrel. Perhaps, it is the barrel that is causing the apples to spoil. There might be the need to change some of the staves, the hoops and/or the quality of materials that make up the barrel. The task of controlling corruption is to examine the barrel, not just the apples; the organisation, not just the individuals in it; because corrupt Prison Officers are made, not born.Perry puts the issue succinctly, “Those who serve the public must be held at higher standard of honesty and care for the public good than the general citizenry. A higher standard is not a double standard. Persons accepting position of public trust take on new obligations, and are free not to accept them if they do not want to live up to the higher standard.”Yours faithfully,Clinton Conwaylast_img read more

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12 Ministries, 11 Concession Companies under House’s Xray

first_imgThe Plenary of the House of Representatives has mandated its committees on Public Accounts and Expenditure and the Judiciary to review a letter requesting the auditing of 12 government ministries and 12 concession companies.The committees, headed by Margibi and Bomi Representatives Ben Fofana and S. Gayah Karmo, are expected to advise Plenary whether it is required or rational for these revenue generating ministries and taxpaying companies to be subjected to investigation by the House of Representatives.The members of the House reached the decision on Thursday, February 25 after a lengthy debate based on a letter from Rep. Bhofal Chambers of Electoral District #2, Maryland County, who is also chairman on National Defense.The ministries proposed for audit are Public Works, Health, Labor, Internal Affairs, Education, Justice and Transport. Others are Finance & Development Planning, Commerce and Industry, Foreign Affairs, Gender, Children & Social Protection and National Defense. The concession companies recommended to be audited include National Oil Company of Liberia, New Liberia Gold Mine, APM Terminals, LAC, ArcelorMittal Liberia, AmLib, Putu Mining, Golden Veroleum (Liberia), Atlantic Resource Management, Maryland Oil Palm and Cavalla Rubber Corporation.In his letter to Plenary, Hon. Chambers said it is regrettable that in spite of the huge foreign investments in the country, there is hardly any impact on the socioeconomic condition of the vast majority of the people and the state.Hon. Chambers, who is also Chairman of the House Committee on National Defense, maintained that the auditing of these institutions is in the best practice of democracy and urged his colleagues to exercise their legislative attention to ensure that the Liberians benefit justly from the country’s resources.“This humble request is for the purpose of reminding all of us that championing the cause of economic probity and equitable social justice must be our collective duty and hallmark, and we must never ever be distracted,” said Rep. Chambers.“Many of us, if not all of us, share the view that there are unprecedented huge foreign investment initiatives currently in the country, with little visible impact of the socioeconomic conditions on the lives of the vast majority of our people and the state,” he said.A motion from Hon. Edward Forh of Electoral District #16, Montserrado County, sent the letter to the two leadership committees.Meanwhile, Grand Bassa County Representative Byron Browne yesterday announced that the people of the county, specifically in Electoral District # 4, are frustrated and worried over the delay of the renegotiation and submission of the 1959 Concession Agreement between the Liberian government and the Liberia Agricultural Concession (LAC) to the Legislature for scrutiny and ratification.The Grand Bassa lawmaker blamed the Executive for the implementation of the renegotiation. The Supreme Court of Liberia on March 27, 2013 issued a ‘Writ of Mandamus’ on the Ministers of Justice and Agriculture, as well as the National Investment Commission and LAC.“The petitioners were represented by the point of the magnitude of the mater, with the High Court mandating the Executive to proceed with the negotiation and submission of the agreement to the Legislature,” Rep. Brown said.“It’s now three years since the High Court’s ruling was issued, but we are yet to see the practicality of the decision.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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US$100,000 study to upgrade Lethem Aerodrome

first_imgOne-hundred-thousand United States dollars (US$100,000) has been awarded for consultancy services to conduct a pre-feasibility study for the upgrading of the Lethem Aerodrome, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) into a regional airport.This was announced by Minister of State Joseph Harmon at his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing on July 5, 2018. The contract was awarded to ColombianLethem Airstripcompany GSD PLUS SAS Consultancy.The general objective of the study is to determine the main costs and benefits associated with this project and analyse how the economic development impacts could be maximised. The study will perform a diagnostic of problems, limitations and trends of domestic and regional air transport services with the aim to make Lethem an important hub for air transportation between Northern Brazil, Guyana and the Caribbean.Additionally, the study will develop a framework and recommendations for the institutional and operational setup at the proposed Lethem Airport based on the diagnosis performed and an efficient operation standard. Preliminary designs and improvement measures regarding infrastructure, technology and safety in accordance with ICAO requirements must also be provided.last_img read more

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Fort St. John Fire Department kept busy in the early hours this morning

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fire Department responded to three different calls in the early hours of Wednesday, September 4th, 2019.5:15 am the department received a call of a vehicle on fire at the 8600 block of 100th Avenue and responded.6:01 am the department received a call of a vehicle fire at the round-a-bout on the Airport Road and responded.- Advertisement -6:22 am received a report of a structure fire 109 Street and 107th Avenue and responded. Clean up continues at the house fire.Chief Fred Burrows said in a comment this was all the information that can be provided at this time as the three incidents are currently under investigation.last_img read more

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REVEALED: Premier League record BROKEN! Longest distances covered

first_img 8 8 10. Marouane Fellaini covered 13.12km during Man United v Southampton, which is the 10th longest amount of ground covered so far in the Premier League this season* – Click the arrow to see which players have covered the most ground – He may have a somewhat agricultural style when he plays, but there can be no denying the level of effort that Marouane Fellaini puts in when called on for Man United. So much so, that he has covered the tenth most amount of ground in a single match, in the Red Devil’s 2-1 victory over Southampton back in December. 3. Tom Carroll – 13.47km covered during Swansea v Southampton – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – It’s usually considered that players on loan try extra hard to get noticed or secure a permanent move, and while that may be true, it shouldn’t distract from the efforts of Tom Carroll. Swansea’s loan star has covered the ground in the middle of the park when given the chance, with his greatest distance come in the Swans’ recent victory over Southampton. 8 8 2. George Boyd – 13.55km covered during Burnley v Newcastle – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – It’s that man again. The Scottish international’s almost unparalleled efforts on the pitch see him feature FOUR times in the top ten. While he certainly notched up the kilometres against Aston Villa, Man United and Stoke respectively, it was in Burnley’s entertaining 3-3 draw with Newcastle on New Year’s Day that was his furthest distance this season. 6/5/4. George Boyd – 13.24km/13.30km/13.34km covered during Burnley v Aston Villa/Man United/Stoke – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – George Boyd puts in so much effort that he occupies places six through four in this list. Undoubtedly Burnley’s busiest player on the pitch this season, Boyd frequently breaks through the 13km barrier. An incredible effort from a player that perhaps will feel he should be on the better end of a lot of results. It’s a mentality largely celebrated in British football, but sometimes there can little substitute for good, old fashioned effort on the pitch.Whether that come in the form of tough-tackling, or in this instance, dogged running around, fans tend to show great appreciation for players who leave everything on the pitch.With that in mind, we celebrate those players here, looking at the top ten players to have covered the most distances in a single game so far this season.*All stats correct up to 12 February 2015.Click the arrow above to see who is number one.All data courtesy of EA Sports Player Performance Index, the Official Player Ranking Index of the Premier League. Pick, manage and play as your own team of stars in EA SPORTS FIFA 15 Ultimate Team. Find out more at http://www.easports.com/uk/fifa/ultimate-team #FEELTHEGAME 7. Gylfi Sigurdsson – 13.18km covered during Swansea v Man United – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – The Iceland international is widely regarded as one of the hardest working players in the Premier League, so it should come as no surprise that he features in this list. Sigurdsson kicked of the season by running an impressive 13.18km and scoring a goal as Swansea opened their campaign with victory over Man United back in August. 9. Harry Kane – 13.13km covered during Tottenham v Swansea – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – Frequently Spurs’ hero this season, it seems there is more to Harry Kane than simply putting the ball in the back of the net. The Englishman’s work-rate is certainly up there with the best of them, notching up a respectably 13km during Spurs’ 2-1 victory over Swansea in December. 8. Christian Eriksen – 13.17km covered during Tottenham v Swansea – Click the arrow to see who has covered more – Almost as important as Kane to Tottenham this season has been Christian Eriksen. The Dane has largely been Spurs’ creative outlet, but much like his in-form team-mate, he is at the forefront of his side’s efforts on the pitch. 8 1. James Milner – 13.56km covered during Man City v Stoke – James Milner gets a lot of stick for not being the most elaborate or flash of players, but that shouldn’t discount from his herculean efforts for club or country. The Man City attacker has dug his side out of a couple of holes in recent weeks and was on hand once again in the eventual 4-1 victory over Stoke, scoring yet again and recording the largest amount of ground covered this season. 8 8 8last_img read more

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Flames scorch Southland for third day, troublesome winds expected to calm

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.President George W. Bush is scheduled to fly to fire-ravaged Southern California this week as part of an aggressive federal response to blazes that have charred nearly 250,000 acres. And California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger toured various areas around the Southland on Tuesday, including a stop in Santa Clarita during an evening news conference. He thanked firefighters for their efforts and praised the coordination between agencies. Then he stressed that now is the time to focus on those whose homes – and a lifetime of savings and hard work – went up in flames. “The key thing in all of this is that we help people rebuild their homes as quickly as possible,” he said. “We all have to work together. It’s all one family.” While firefighters are hoping that easing Santa Anas will aid efforts to corral the flames, stubborn hot spots remained. Fires erupted Tuesday afternoon in Newhall, a flare-up from a pre-dawn fire near Sierra Highway and San Fernando Road. As officials began assessing the toll of Southern California’s ferocious firestorms Tuesday, new blazes flared up in Newhall and Acton and threatened more homes, forced evacuations and strained resources already pushed to the brink. The fires erupted as more than 500,000 residents of San Diego were evacuated and hundreds of homes were destroyed in a pair of wildfires in the mountain resort community of Lake Arrowhead. While howling Santa Ana winds that had gusted up to 100 mph are expected to calm by this afternoon, forecasters said the monster windstorm’s ferocity and duration has been virtually unprecedented. “This is the Godzilla; this is a 100-hours event,” said Bill Patzert, a climatologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Ca ada Flintridge. “The Santa Anas will definitely be waning … This will definitely give us some relief.” Residents in and around Wildwood Canyon Road were evacuated in the afternoon as flames rose near their homes. As smoke plumes filled the skies above this high-end rustic neighborhood, residents made their way down canyon roads to safer ground. Evacuating horses After getting her horse Guapo out of harm’s way, Lindsey Caneron, 17, of Valencia returned to the Wildwood Equestrian Center, where at least 40 to 50 horses were removed Tuesday. “I had to evacuate my horse earlier today, and these guys are like my family, so of course I came to help,” Caneron said as she and a half-dozen others led the horses quickly down Maple Street toward trailers. The mandatory evacuation was a first for many long-time residents. “This is one of the worst wind conditions,” said 17-year resident Susan Sabatino, 53, who lives on Cross Street with her husband, Dominick. About 200 firefighters and several water-dropping aircraft battled the 40-acre blaze and appeared to have it under control late Tuesday. Meanwhile, in the mountains between the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys near Acton, about 250 firefighters battled a blaze that broke out about 2:45 p.m. and briefly threatened homes before heading toward forest land. Evacuations were in progress when the fire changed direction, but it still had blackened about 20 acres by late Tuesday before it was fully contained A second fire broke out at 4 p.m. alongside the Antelope Valley Freeway north of Crown Valley Road, but was held to about two acres. Of bigger concern, however, is the Buckweed Fire that has been burning since Sunday on a destructive path from Agua Dulce through Canyon Country and Saugus. On Tuesday, the fire was headed into the northern Angeles National Forest, and by mid-day was moving toward Lake Hughes. The 37,812-acre blaze has destroyed 32 structures, including 15 homes, and by Tuesday evening was 80 percent contained. Firefighters from Alhambra – along with scores of out-of-town forces called in to help – went door-to-door in Canyon Country, where the fire destroyed several homes Sunday night. “The houses that had damage, we’re checking them out and we’re checking for embers,” Fire Engineer Mark Kolb said. “They found burning embers in a gutted house down the road.” Kolb’s crew also saved several homes in the area, as well as a Rottweiler tethered in the backyard of a heavily damaged home. “It was against the fence just 5 feet or so from flames,” Alhambra Capt. Michael Morales said. “Nobody was home.” Five people have been injured in the blaze, among them Jim Tyndell, operations director at a therapeutic equestrian center in Saugus for children with disabilities. Tyndell had stayed Sunday to save 11 horses at Heads Up Therapy in rustic Bouquet Canyon, said Michael Holt, the organization’s president. Burned helping out He is hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at Sherman Oaks Community Hospital and is scheduled to undergo skin grafts for burns to his torso, Holt said. Tyndell’s home on the property was destroyed and several Heads Up buildings were damaged. The center’s horses were moved from stables to an arena area and survived the fire. In Malibu, blazes have scorched 4,400 acres and nearly a dozen homes and businesses, but by Tuesday, the so-called Canyon Fire posed little imminent danger. The fire was 75 percent contained as of Tuesday evening. “Right now, it’s looking good,” said Los Angeles County fire Inspector Rick Dominguez. “There’s no active fire and no homes threatened.” Among the ruins: the landmark Malibu Presbyterian Church and the Kashan Castle, also known as Hodge Castle, a hilltop landmark built in 1978. Nearly 900 firefighters, including 17 county hand crews, were standing by to douse any recurrent hot spots. Meanwhile, authorities reopened Pacific Coast Highway on Tuesday evening, and Pepperdine University – which Sunday was surrounded by flames – was scheduled to reopen for classes and programs today. In sharp contrast, the Ranch Fire in the Castaic area continued to ravage a swath across northern Los Angeles County and into neighboring Ventura County. More than 47,000 acres have burned, leaving the ruins of three homes, four barns and a boat storage yard in the blaze’s wake. It was 10 percent contained as of Tuesday evening. Residents in Piru and Fillmore along Highway 126 were bracing for the oncoming fire, which started Sunday in Castaic and had destroyed seven structures and 14 stored boats before continuing west. It jumped from the Angeles National Forest to the Los Padres National Forest, both of which will remain closed as long as prime fire conditions continue, officials said. Saving mobile homes Meanwhile, residents of mobile-home park Canyon Breeze Village were recovering after a fire broke out on a nearby hill late Monday and quickly destroyed two homes and the pool house. Neighbor Ana Espinoza, collecting burned items from her porch Tuesday morning, said her husband, Hector, had awakened others and hosed down embers. “My husband, he saved our house, our neighbor’s houses,” she said. “All these people were asleep. He got the hose and he threw buckets of water on things that were burning.” Firefighters still were battling a blaze ignited by a welder’s torch Monday afternoon near Six Flags California’s Magic Mountain. Called the Magic Fire, it was 93 percent contained by late Tuesday after burning 1,750 acres of thick brush near Stevenson Ranch. Firefighters hoped to have it fully contained by 8 a.m. today. Fire officials say today should prove pivotal in helping get a handle on the raging wildfires as temperatures also begin to cool. “The bottom line,” Patzert said, “the large lady is not done yodeling `Santa Anas.”‘ Staff Writer Karen Maeshiro contributed to this report. pat.aidem@dailynews.com (661) 257-5251 — Major wildfires burning in California, by county according to the Associated Press: San Diego County Witch Fire: About 196,420 acres in northern San Diego County between Witch Creek to Rancho Santa Fe. One percent contained; 500 homes, 100 businesses and 50 outbuildings destroyed; 375 other structures damaged, including 250 homes and 50 businesses. Two civilians and 12 firefighters injured. Harris Fire: About 72,000 acres about 70 miles southeast of San Diego north of the border town of Tecate. Ten percent contained; between 200 and 500 structures destroyed or damaged. 1,500 homes threatened. One civilian killed, 21 civilians and five firefighters injured. Rice Fire: At least 7,500 acres in Fallbrook in northern San Diego County. Ten percent containment; 206 homes and 2 commercial properties destroyed. One firefighter injured. Poomacha Fire: 20,000 acres on the La Jolla Indian Reservation and in northeastern San Diego County. No containment; Fifty homes destroyed. Ten firefighters injured. Los Angeles County Buckweed Fire: About 37,812 acres south of Agua Dulce in northeastern Los Angeles County. Eighty percent contained; 32 homes, 17 outbuildings and 40 vehicles destroyed. Four people injured. About 15,000 people and 5,500 homes evacuated. Canyon Fire: About 4,500 acres in coastal community of Malibu. 75 percent contained; six homes, two businesses, a church destroyed and nine homes, five commercial buildings damaged. Four people injured. About 1,500 people, including several celebrities, evacuated. Magic Fire: About 1,750 acres in northern Los Angeles County, including Stevenson Ranch. 93 percent contained with full containment expected Wednesday. No damages or injuries. The fire was accidentally started by construction workers welding in the area. Ventura County: Ranch Fire: About 47,240 acres in the Castaic area near Piru. Ten percent contained; three homes, four outbuildings destroyed, 500 homes and 50 commercial buildings threatened. No injuries reported. Orange County: Santiago Fire: About 18,000 acres east of Irvine. Thirty percent contained; 10 homes, 2 outbuildings destroyed. Four minor injuries to firefighters. About 3,000 people evacuated. San Bernardino County Slide Fire: More than 4,000 acres in Green Valley Lake area of the San Bernardino Mountains, east of Lake Arrowhead. At least 125 homes destroyed, 400 homes threatened and several communities evacuated. Grass Valley Fire: More than 1,000 acres in Grass Valley area northwest of Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. At least 300 homes destroyed, 10,000 homes threatened. Many mountain resort communities and a hospital evacuated. Santa Barbara County: Sedgewick Fire: 710 acres near Los Olivos. Fully contained. No evacuations. No homes destroyed and no reports of injuries.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img
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NAOMH COLMCILLE CONTINUE GOOD FORM WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER CARNDONAGH

first_imgThe Naomh Colmcille senior team got another league win at Pairc Comcille on Saturday evening. The teams took to the field with the threat of thunder and lightning looming overhead. Thankfully both the audio and visual effects kept some distance away from the pitch for the duration of the match.Matthew Crossan raised the white flag for the hosts with their first attack of the game in the opening minute. Carndonagh had a chance to equalise soon after but the effort from a free went wide. Matthew Crossan then had a goalbound effort well saved.Joe Donaghey doubled Naomh Colmcille’s advantage from a free following a foul on Willie Gillespie, before Gillespie himself had the home crowd cheering a goal in the 18th minute of the half.Willie Gillespie and Paul Friel were then involved in setting up Don Hegarty for a point, and Ryan McKinley extended the home side’s lead even further with a point from a Mark Dowds 45m kick towards the end of the half.Carndonagh finally registered their first scores of the match in first half stoppage time to leave the score at the short whistle Naomh Colmcille 1-4 0-2 Carndonagh. The early stages of the second half were affected by a lengthy stoppage for an injury to one of the Carndonagh players, resulting in over 6 minutes of additional time at the end of the half.The visitors got the opening score of the half, before Daniel Clarke provided the pass for Joe Donaghey to get his second score of the match.A point for Carndonagh was cancelled soon after by arguably the score of the match, when Ryan McErlean powered his way through the Carndonagh defence for a fantastic individual score.Ryan McKinley saw an effort at a point go wide off the post, before three Carndonagh points towards the end of regulation time reduced the Naomh Colmcille advantage to just 2 points.However a 45m kick from Mark Dowds and a point from Matthew Crossan, both in stoppage time, ensured victory for Naomh Colmcille Unfortunately one of the Carndonagh players suffered a serious injury during the second half of the match.Naomh Colmcille would like to wish him a speedy recovery from the injury.Final score Naomh Colmcille 1-8 0-7 Carndonagh.Naomh Colmcille: Marty Callaghan, Mark Callaghan, Alex Devenney , Eddie Gillespie, Paul Friel, Shane McAteer, John Fullerton, Ciaran Devine (Daniel Clarke), Ryan McKinley (0-1), Don Hegarty (0-1), Ryan McErlean (c) (0-1), Mark Dowds (0-1 (1 45m), Joe Donaghey (0-2 (1f)), Matthew Crossan (0-2), Willie Gillespie (1-0). NAOMH COLMCILLE CONTINUE GOOD FORM WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER CARNDONAGH was last modified: June 8th, 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:GAANaomh ColmcilleNoticesSportlast_img read more

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‘THIS WAS OUR DAY – AND THOSE PROTESTORS TRIED TO RUIN IT’

first_imgLORETO COMMUNITY SCHOOL in Milford was celebrating today as the €150,000 prize today – despite anti-austerity protestors holding a protest outside.At least two eggs were thrown at the Taoiseach Enda Kenny when he was a special guest today.But the real reason for the visit was not lost on the school. Mr Kenny was there to present a €150,000 prize of computers won by 5th year student Shaun Sweeny.Next term all first year students will be given digital laptops and tablets to store all their school textbooks.The SmartClass competition was run by Intel, the Educational Company of Ireland and Steljes.Mr Kenny told students in the sports hall at the school: “You are leading the way in the digital age and I want to congratulate you on this. “It is a superb initiative and I am delighted to be here to support you in it.”TDs Dinny McGinley, Joe McHugh and Charlie McConalogue were among the guests.One student there said: “This shouldn’t have been a day about politics. This was about our day and those protestors tried to ruin it. They failed.”That was all forgotten inside the school however where Intel Ireland’s Brendan Cannon praised Shaun Sweeney and the pupils and staff. He told them that Intel was committed to helping students and teachers “move from a content-based to a skills-based learning and teaching model.”Greg Tierney from technology company Steljes, said: “This solution provides an economic way for teachers and parents to provide a one-to-one eLearning environment for students. “What we are offering here is a complete solution – a laptop designed specifically for the education market coupled with classroom control for the teacher and on-line access to the Junior Certificate curriculum.”‘THIS WAS OUR DAY – AND THOSE PROTESTORS TRIED TO RUIN IT’ was last modified: May 21st, 2012 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

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LETTERKENNY GENERAL A&E TO REOPEN NEXT WEDNESDAY

first_imgThe Emergency Department at flood-hit Letterkenny General Hospital will re-open to patients on Wednesday 12 March at 8am.Letterkenny HospitalThe hospital was severely damaged by torrential rain last July.The HSE estimates that it will cost €40million to repair the damage and upgrade the hospital. At one stage up to 70% of the floor space of the hospital was under water.An independent report by a team of civil engineers is being carried out into the cause of the flood.Mr Sean Murphy, General Manager, Letterkenny General Hospital said the hospital is looking forward to welcoming paients back.“I would like to advise all patients that the work to rebuild the Emergency Department and the Acute Medical Assessment Unit following the flood last July has been completed and both Departments will re-open next Wednesday. “We are looking forward to welcoming patients back to these areas of the hospital on Wednesday 12 March. I would like to thank our patients for their co-operation throughout the rebuild programme”.  LETTERKENNY GENERAL A&E TO REOPEN NEXT WEDNESDAY was last modified: March 8th, 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:floodHSELetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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