Diamond League schedule (Selected events)

first_imgDiamond League schedule (Selected events)n 10:10 a.m: Women’s triple Jump: Shanieka Thomasn 11:15 a.m: Women’s 100m: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Simone Faceyn 11:39 a.m: Women’s 400m Hurdles, Kaliese Spencern 12:09 p.m: Men’s 200m: Nickel Ashmeaden 12:34 p.m: Men’s 110m Hurdles: Hansle Parchment, Omar McLeodlast_img

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FIvestar boxers get wins at Rumble 22 in Quesnel

first_imgQUESNEL, B.C. — Five of Fivestar MMA’s athletes were in Quesnel this past weekend competing at the Rumble 22 boxing event.Ashley Rouble, Nick Young, Thomas Pope, Brayden Sims, and Eddie Scarfo made the trip, with the four boys all competing in judged fights, while Rouble, who is preparing to compete at the Canadian National Boxing Championships, fought an exhibition bout against one of her Team B.C. teammates.Scarfo and Pope both competed in their first-ever boxing matches. Pope’s opponent was a five-fight veteran from Cuba, and unfortunately ended up losing his match via decision. Meanwhile, Scarfo, boxing just one day after his 12th birthday, ended up getting a win in his first match. Scarfo also got an award as the youngest competitive boxer of the fight card.- Advertisement –Eddie Scarfo at Rumble 22 in Quesnel. Photo by Justin DonallySims, after losing via decision the last time the team was in Quesnel, was out for redemption at Rumble 22. The 15 year-old dominated his boxing match, as the fight had to be stopped on several occasions to allow for his opponent to get cleaned up. Sims also managed to get his opponent to a standing eight, and won via unanimous decision to improve to a 3-1 record.Brayden Sims gets another match in the ‘W’ column at Rumble 22 in Quesnel. Photo by Justin DonallyAdvertisement Young faced Kyle Black, a southpaw, or left-handed fighter for the second straight weekend, after beating his American opponent last week. Coach Justin Donally said that he felt that it was a very close first round, as the lefty came out swinging hard against Young. However, the 17 year-old was patient, and his opponent quickly ran out of steam in the 2nd and 3rd rounds, allowing Young to dominate the fight and win by unanimous decision. With the win, Young’s record improved to 7-0, and he also took home the Fight of the Night award.Nick Young at Rumble 22 in Quesnel. Photo by Justin DonallyAfter a break this coming weekend, Fivestar athletes Dylan Lielke and Brad Stewart will be heading to Lethbridge in 2 weeks’ time. Stewart will be making his Pro K1 Kickboxing debut, while Lielke will be competing for another National title.last_img read more

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Ingwe held by Zoo, miss out on second spot

first_img0Shares0000AFC Leopards head coach Rodolfo Zapata reacts during a past match. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 27- AFC Leopards missed out on the opportunity of moving to second spot in the Kenyan Premier League table after being held to a barren draw by hosts Zoo Kericho on Wednesday afternoon.The home side were wasteful having had the biggest chances of the game, all going to waste on an afternoon that AFC seemed to have fizzled off their element that had seen them win four matches back to back in all competitions. Ingwe had to finish off the final few seconds of the game with 10 men, Marvin Omondi being sent off in added time after an off the ball incident.Zoo benefited from the point at home, the result pushing them two places up in the standings to 13th and easing their relegation fears.By half time, Zoo should have been at least two goals Up on the balance of chances they created. In the 17th minute, Dominic Kiprono had a golden chance when Mike Madoya beat Keeper Ezekiel Owade from the left and passed straight down to Bernard Odhiambo who teed up Kiprono.However, the midfielder who was starting ahead of Nicholas Kipkurui saw his pale effort cleared off the line by Moses Mburu.In the 24th minute, Madoya was played through by Bernard Odhiambo but the pint-sized midfielder’s shot from the right went wide when he had time and space to control and put in a more dangerous shot.Zoo Kericho’s Nicholas Kipkirui shielding AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno when the two sides clashed in the first leg in Machakos.Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAOn the half hour mark, Zoo had another chance on an afternoon where they were slicing the Ingwe defense down for fun. Stanislas Akiya broke off on the right before cutting back a cross, but Dennis Chetambe tapped the ball wide.Three minutes to the break, the home side had yet another glorious opportunity when Odhiambo floated in an inviting cross from the right, but Madoya’s weak connection with a header at the back post brushed off Salim Abdallah for a corner.In the early exchanges though Leopards had some chances to score, first Robinson Kamura’s freekick going straight to the Zoo keeper in the sixth minute while in the 13th minute Brian Marita’s header off a Kamura freekick was well saved by the keeper.At the start of the second half, Ingwe coach Zapata made changes pulling out Victor Majid for top scorer Whyvonne Isuza in a bid to bolster the attack that had been kept at bay all game.In the second half, Ingwe coach Zapata started off with a change in personnel, Victor Majid paving way for top scorer Whyvonne Isuza in midfield.But still, it was the home side who continued to create the better chances in front of goal and just three minutes in, keeper Owade pulled off a brilliant save to keep AFC in the game, leaping high to tip over a ferocious shot from distance by Chetambe.Zoo Kericho head coach Sammy Okoth. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAIn the 54th minute, Kiprono should have done better after breaking the offside trap on the right, but his final decision to go at goal himself instead of cutting back for his teammates better placed was futile as he hit the side netting.Ten minutes later, AFC were forced into another goalline clearance, this time Salim Abdallah rising to head away a freekick from Isaac Kipyegon which had curled beyond Owade.In the 66th minute, Madoya made an attempt to atone for his earlier misses with a shot from distance which was spilled by Owade into the feet of Odhiambo, the striker tapping the rebound wide unmarked. However, the linesman’s flag was up for offside sparing him the blushes.With quarter of an hour left, Zapata went all out offensive, pulling out right back Dennis Sikhayi for new signing Eugene Mukangula.AFC had two late chances with Marita and Mukangula’s shots both being saved by the keeper.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Huge crowds as Naomh Muire host underage presentations

first_imgOne of the biggest occasions of the year took place last Friday in the new training room at the Banks.A large crowd was in attendance and we thank all parents, members, players and the organisers that made the effort to make the night such an experience for everyone.Thank you to Michael Murphy for presenting the awards. Everybody was a winner on the night, however, every year we present individual awards: Thanks to Dónal Ó Searcaigh for photos. The most dedicated winners were U-12 Erin Sharkey and Pierce McBride. U-14s Holly Doherty and Conor Hanlon. U-16s Orlaith Kavanagh and Hugh Sweeney. Minor: Kathryn McGarvey and John Mc Garvey.Players of the year were: U-12 Rhianna McCready and Danny Bonner. U-14 Orla McCready and Joseph Greene. U-16 Caoimhe Boyle and Micheal Greene. Minor: Ellie Tracey and Daniel Devlin. Roisin Rodgers got her U-14 Ulster cup medal and Runner up championship medal. Huge crowds as Naomh Muire host underage presentations was last modified: December 3rd, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare 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:NAOMH MUIRErosseslast_img read more

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JIM GETS DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR – FULL PICTURE SPECIAL!

first_imgJIM GETS DONEGAL PERSON OF THE YEAR – FULL PICTURE SPECIAL! was last modified: February 24th, 2013 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:Donegal Person of the YearJim McGuinnesspicture speciallast_img read more

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Santa’s Angels bring Christmas early

first_img The toy run started on Variel Avenue, at the home of Code 3 Collectibles and Funrise Toy Corp. The event’s other sponsors included In-N-Out Burgers and the Toy Industry Foundation. Although some of the bikers put stuffed animals on their motorcycles, the bulk of the toys were brought to the hospital in a trailer-truck that followed behind. Arnie Rubin, president and CEO of Funrise, said that the event is “one of those things that makes you be happy that you’re in the toy business.” Alex Dobuzinskis, (818) 546-3304 alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Christmas arrived Sunday on thunderous two-wheelers, as some 700 motorcyclists rolled from Woodland Hills to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, bearing more than $100,000 worth of donated toys. Children, hospital workers and parents waved small yellow flags as the motorcyclists rolled up Sunset Boulevard toward the medical center, escorted by firetrucks and police cars. Each of the bikers, some from as far away as Santa Barbara, had to donate a toy to participate. Soon after the bikers’ noisy arrival, the young patients filed through the lobby picking up hats, bubble-makers, stuffed animals and a variety of playthings – from toy motorcycles to coloring sets. Some of the children came in wheelchairs or hooked up to IV tubes. “You come in here, and you see these kids with a positive attitude, with smiles on their faces, and you leave with a (new) perspective,” said championship bodybuilder Mike “The Zipper” Sable, a participant in the event. “When you walk out of here, you say, ‘What troubles did I say I have? Because I no longer have them.”‘ AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals A caped magician, a barbershop quartet in red-and-white striped vests, black leather-clad motorcyclists and, of course, Santa Claus were all in attendance. Toy Run for Kids, now in its 10th year, is the biggest event of the year for Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. And the children being treated at the hospital talk about it long after the bikers ride away. “They love the noise, they love seeing the riders and, believe it or not, Santa is after that,” said Wendi Kellaris, manager of volunteer services at the hospital. “There aren’t too many other things where Santa takes a back seat or even second place.” Zane Derweesh, 5, is asthmatic and came to the hospital for treatment of pneumonia. Zane has not been on a motorcycle, but he knows about two-wheelers. “I ride bikes and, a little bit, scooters,” he said. last_img read more

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Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach Purdum Accepts Job With Eastern Kentucky

first_imgPurdum is part of a group of former Drake women’s soccer assistant coaches who have moved forward in their respective careers after spending time at Drake, including Jason Wichman now at Iowa State, Mike Regan at Indiana and Heath Weeks is the head coach of the Johnston High School (Iowa) boy’s soccer team, which is currently ranked fourth in the state. Purdum made a significant impact in his one season at Drake. He worked with junior Brooke Dennis, who was named Missouri Valley Conference Goalkeeper of the Year, in her first season as a Bulldog after transferring from Ball State. The team captured the 2015 MVC regular season title, its first regular season title since 2006. Drake University women’s soccer assistant goalkeepers coach Josh Purdum has accepted an assistant coach position with the Eastern Kentucky University women’s soccer team, Drake head coach Lindsey Horner announced Friday, May 27. “We are thrilled for Josh to take the next step in his career at EKU,” said Horner. “He was a great addition to our program. Not only did our goalkeepers benefit from his knowledge and passion for the position, but our entire team valued his energy, feedback and drive for excellence. A part of me hates to lose great coaches like Josh from our staff, but at the same time they are deserving of the next challenge in their career and I’m confident that Josh is ready to excel in his new position.” Prior to Drake, Purdum spent five seasons at Northern Colorado with three seasons as the graduate assistant women’s soccer coach and two as a volunteer coach. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Men’s Basketball Closes Non-Conference Season Against Eastern Shore

first_img ESPN3 While on the road, both teams have been tested early and often. According to KenPom.com the Hawks have played the eighth-toughest non-conference schedule in the nation. Drake has played the 89th toughest with UNI and Illinois State being the only two Valley programs to play a tougher schedule to date. Buy Tickets In its previous three home games, Drake has averaged 91.0 points per game while shooting 47.7 percent from three-point range and connecting on 14.0 three-pointers per game. The Drake University men’s basketball team closes its non-conference schedule Friday, Dec. 22, evening when it hosts Maryland Eastern Shore at the Knapp Center. Tipoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.Friday’s contest will feature two road tested teams as Drake plays just its fourth game on its home court while the Eastern Shore Hawks play their sixth-straight road game and 12th road contest of the season. The Bulldogs return home with a 5-7 record while Eastern Shore is 3-10 after suffering a close, 55-49, loss at Iowa State Wednesday. Drake Game Notes Eastern Shore has averaged 55.5 points per game this season while shooting 35 percent from the field. Logan McIntosh leads the way for the Hawks with 10.6 points and 3.9 assists per game. Story Links Live Audio Live Stats Following Friday’s contest, the Bulldogs return to action Dec. 28 for their Missouri Valley Conference opener against Bradley. The MVC opener is also Dollar Night for the Bulldogs with advance tickets available for $1 through DrakeTix.com. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Killybegs Flooding: Emergency housing and humanitarian assistance made available

first_imgDonegal County Council have implemented further supports for people affected by the flash flooding in Killybegs. A number of homes, businesses and other premises have been affected by yesterday evening’s flooding in Killybegs and the surrounding area and the following supports are available for those affected:Emergency Housing Any household in need of emergency accommodation as a result of the flooding should contact the Donegal County Councils Housing service by calling 074 91 53900 or by calling into our offices in Donegal Town.Provision of dehumidifiers and/or skipsDonegal County Council will also cover the cost of dehumidifiers and/or skips required by households or businesses as part of the flood clean-up operation. In the first instance, households and businesses in need of dehumidifiers and/or skips are being asked to arrange for hire locally and the Council will reimburse the respective costs but this arrangement is only in place for those affected by the flooding.Alternatively households or businesses can contact the Council directly on 074 91 53900 and the Council will arrange for the provision of dehumidifiers and/or skips as required. Humanitarian AssistanceThe Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection is advising that support is available for anyone who has been affected by the floods last evening in Killybegs from the Community Welfare Service in Ballybofey.  Any person or family who is in need should contact the service in Ballybofey on 074 9131154.Anyone who has been affected by this flooding incident and who requires support and assistance including emergency housing, assistance with dealing with the aftermath at their properties or any other humanitarian need, is being asked to contact the Council by calling into our office in Donegal Town or by calling 074 91 53900 during opening hours or in the event of an out of hours emergency call 074 91 72288.You can also keep up to date by following Donegal County Council on Facebook or on Twitter @DonegalCouncil.Featured image via Eileen’s Unisex HairSalon  Killybegs Flooding: Emergency housing and humanitarian assistance made available was last modified: October 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Donegal County CouncilFLOODINGKillybegslast_img read more

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Delight as LYIT gets green light to apply for University status

first_imgThe Letterkenny Institute of Technology has reached a huge milestone after it was given the green light to apply for university status. The development comes weeks after the Government unveiled its vision of Letterkenny becoming a city region along with Derry and Strabane as part of Project Ireland 2040.Donegal TD Joe McHugh has welcomed the move. The Technological Universities Act 2018 was signed into law by President Michael D Higgins on Monday March 19.The key aim of the radical reform of the status of LYIT is to drive regional development and improve job creation in the region.It builds on the deepened third level education ties that LYIT has developed after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in February along with University of Ulster, the North West Regional College and Donegal Education and Training Board with the aim of improving access to higher and further level education and training to students living and studying in the North West City region planned for Letterkenny, Strabane and Derry.Deputy McHugh, Government Chief Whip and Minister for Gaeilge, An Gaeltacht and the Islands, said: “I am delighted that not only Letterkenny but Co Donegal has got the recognition it deserves. Minister Joe McHugh“The production line of highly qualified graduates from the LYIT is testament to the dedication of staff and students alike and with this new progress on university status for the institution the success story will go from strength to strength.“What this allows us to do is to create a new type of higher education, building on the strengths and mission of LYIT to develop a world class technological university in Donegal.“Not only that but it will also give us the opportunity to drive regional development and provide more opportunities for individuals, for enterprise and for the community.“It is an exciting development for the town and county and will help deliver the skilled and talented people the county needs to sustain entrepreneurship, enterprise and investment and spread the influence of Donegal across the north-west, nationwide and around the world.”Under the legislation, the next step in the process is for applications for Technological University (TU) status to be submitted to the Higher Education Authority for assessment by an international panel of experts. Letterkenny will form part of the Connacht-Ulster Alliance, alongside the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Sligo, giving the institutions greater pulling power to attract research funding and international students.Applications will be submitted in the coming months and years by consortia of existing Institutes of Technology, which have come together to seek TU status.Delight as LYIT gets green light to apply for University status was last modified: March 23rd, 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:deputy joe mchughdonegalLYITuniversity statuslast_img read more

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