Russell stars for Sydney Thunder

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell made an emphatic start to his Big Bash campaign, snatching three wickets to help fire Sydney Thunder to a convincing 36-run victory over Sydney Sixers in the opening game yesterday. With Sixers chasing 159 for victory at the Sydney Showground Stadium, pacer Russell claimed three for 13 in a brilliant four-over spell to limit their scoring and reduce them to 122 all out off 19.5 overs. Opener Michael Lumb struck 34 from 27 deliveries, with four fours, but he was only one of four players in double figures and the only one to pass 14. Medium pacer Shane Watson claimed three for 13 from two overs. Sixers looked to be getting off to a good start when Lumb posted 28 off 21 balls with Brad Haddin, who made 13. However, Haddin, looking to play an attacking stroke, was bowled middle stump by a full-length delivery from Russell, with the third ball of his first over. In his next over – the sixth of the innings – Russell bowled captain Nic Maddinson for seven with the score on 37 for two; and the innings never really recovered. Earlier, captain Mike Hussey struck an unbeaten 80 off 59 deliveries, with five fours and four sixes as Thunder made 158 for four after opting to bat first. He put on 72 for the fourth wicket with Ben Rohrer, whose 30 came from 20 balls. Russell finished unbeaten on four off five deliveries.last_img read more

Short-handed Bolts rally to thwart Fuel Masters

first_imgPhilippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball01:40Filipinos 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 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano The next Meralco game will be on Sept. 6 against sister team TNT KaTropa, and that game would mean a seat in the playoffs should the Bolts escape with a win.“Good thing is that all three of them will be back for our next game,” Black said as Allen Durham chipped in his share with 33 points 16 rebounds and seven assists. Chris Newsome and Reynel Hugnatan also finished in twin digits with a combined 33.Phoenix paraded a new import in Brandon Brown and almost hammered out a victory.But the Fuel Masters, who broke in Jeff Chan after acquiring the left-handed gunslinger from Rain or Shine just over a week ago, couldn’t hold on to a 77-62 lead late in the third quarter and went down for the fourth straight game after a 2-0 start.Brown, playing in lieu of the injured Eugene Phelps, finished with 38 points, while Chan wound up with 27 in his biggest offensive game of the season.ADVERTISEMENT PBA IMAGESShort on personnel but long in determination, Meralco rebounded from its first loss in the PBA Governors’ Cup on Friday night by pulling off what coach Norman Black feels is as the Bolts’ most satisfying win yet.“It was just an incredible effort from my guys tonight,” Black said after the Bolts—with three aces out of the roster—carved out a come-from-behind 107-104 win over Phoenix Petroleum to creep closer to a playoff berth at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Cubao.ADVERTISEMENT “We had to deal with a lot of adversities in this game and we really needed to get a win, especially after coming off a loss,” added the multi-titled coach, who didn’t mind playing his remaining players extended minutes with an 18-day break coming their way.Garvo Lanete fired 14 points in the third period and finished with 27, effectively plugging the holes created by the absence of Baser Amer and Mike Tolomia as the Bolts completed a rally from as big as 15 points down to rise to 5-1.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’Amer, a prime candidate for the Most Improved Player of the year award who has stepped up to become the team’s best point guard, and Tolomia, whom Black described as his second best point guard, are both in Kuala Lumpur playing for Gilas Pilipinas in the Southeast Asian Games.Aside from his two guards, Black also missed his best defender in Cliff Hodge, which meant that the Bolts were “not strong defensively,” allowing Phoenix to nearly get away with a victory. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ MOST READ Teen gunned down in Masbate Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano SEA Game: Active PH Volcanoes ready to erupt End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Brown, though, missed the potential game-tying basket as time expired.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Vilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

AFC must leave Govt, withdraw support to maintain credibility – Ramkarran

first_img…says Party has lost sight of its support baseThe inability of the Alliance For Change (AFC) to successfully push for constitutional reform, a platform on which the party campaigned, has seriously damaged its credibility; and in order to restore some of its integrity, the AFC must resign from Government.This was the blunt advice proffered by former Speaker of National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, on his weekly blog.“If the AFC has been pushing for constitutional reform and the Government as a whole has been dragging its feet, the time has come for the AFC ministers to resign from the Government. It cannot sustain its credibility while remaining ineffective in relation to the most important aspects of its platform,” Ramkarran wrote on his weekly blog.He said the lack of success in this aspect would leave the party’s credibility in tatters, and its Members of Parliament (MPs) would be far more influential and respected for leaving the coalition Government. This move, he adds, would put the AFC in a stronger position to demand that APNU fulfil its campaign promises.“By resigning its ministries, the AFC will restore some of its credibility and perhaps support. The public will see that, for the AFC, political office and the perks are of less importance than political principle; that the AFC is determined to ensure that its policy of the end of racial politics is implemented; and that the AFC is a party of integrity,” Ramkarran said.The Senior Counsel noted that with the AFC out of Government, with its members remaining Parliamentarians sitting on the back benches, it should be the subject of the amended Cummingsburg Accord.Five days ago, the leadership of the AFC indicated that the APNU would be formally write on a revision of the Cummingsburg Accord. The party’s statement indicated that the National Executive Committee had named members to the party’s negotiating team in anticipation of APNU naming its negotiating team. Additionally, the NEC also pointed to the need for strengthening of the party’s structures to prepare for the 2018 local government elections.In August this year, the AFC had said that a review committee had found the lack of a proper dispute resolution mechanism within the Cummingsburg Accord was a primary issue.AFC’s supportPrior to joining hands with the APNU (A Partnership for National Unity), the AFC was seen as the third force — the party of integrity, with support coming from across the ethnic divide. So when the party negotiated with APNU the Cummingsburg Accord in 2015 to contest the General Elections, it was the support from the “Guyanese Indians” that enabled the APNU-AFC Coalition to become successful, Ramkarran said.The former Speaker has said that the party’s lack of understanding of its support base would ultimately be its downfall. He alluded to the fear, particularly by the Indo-Guyanese, of rigged elections, which seems like a possibility with President David Granger’s decision to unilaterally appoint the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).The President is the leader of the People’s National Congress (PNC), which has a history of rigging elections for almost two decades; and Ramkarran has said that that party had never garnered more than 42 per cent of the electoral votes in free and fair elections.On the issue of the GECOM Chair appointment, the AFC told its supporters that it was never consulted prior to the appointment. However, emails leaked to the media revealed that the Party’s leadership advised the President to reject the nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader and appoint someone of his choosing. The Party’s stance on the issue caused major disagreement with members of its overseas chapters.“The AFC’s insensitivity to this scenario, and its failure to persuade, or seek to persuade, the President to adopt a different approach to the appointment of the GECOM chair has lost it substantial credibility. This is what the dispute with its Canadian leaders symbolises,” Ramkarran said.Over the past 30 months since the coalition have been in power, the AFC have been repeatedly sidelined by the APNU. The most recent incident being the sidelining of the AFC nominee for the post of Commissioner on the Guyana Elections Commission.last_img read more

Fellaini hints at Manchester United exit

first_img0Shares0000Belgium manager Roberto Martinez selected Jose Fellaini, pictured here, for the game in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the United star suffered strained knee ligaments inside half-an-hourMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 27 – Marouane Fellaini is mulling over his future at Manchester United but believes Jose Mourinho will respect his decision if he decides to leave.The 30-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the campaign and agreeing a new deal appears to be proving difficult. Asked whether he will still be at Old Trafford in a few months’ time, Fellaini told Belgian website HUMO: “Honestly, I do not know.“I have something in my head but I cannot tell you. This is my tenth season in England. Except for the very first at Manchester, I only knew good times.“I’m still here. If Manchester did not want me anymore, they would have said that for a long time. They made a proposal, probably one will follow.“Whether I will accept it I do not know. You cannot arrange something like that in a jiffy.”Fellaini can begin talks with other clubs when the January transfer window opens in January and he could leave for nothing when his current contract expires in May.The Belgian international has discussed the situation with Jose Mourinho and he does not expect the lack of clarity over his future to affect his relationship with the Manchester United manager.He went on: “We talked about it. The coach is someone who respects the decisions of his players.”Fellaini has played nine league games this season and has scored three goals but he has been struggling with a knee injury he picked up playing for Belgium in a World Cup Qualifier against Bosnia-Herzegovina three months ago.He added: “The inner ligaments were hit. A month later I played against Chelsea and three weeks after that, against Brighton, I felt pain again. I decided not to take risks.“It is not an easy period, but good. That’s how it goes in football.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Donegal shares its tourism experience with National Tourism Conference

first_imgIn a report launched as part of the conference, it was found that between 2011 and 2016, the local government sector leveraged a total capital investment of €170.9million in tourist attractions, with €73.3million of this investment made by local authorities, while the matching €97.6million capital was made by other stakeholders including Fáilte Ireland and the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport. This supported 259 attractions with plans advancing for a further 121 new tourism products.  Over 1,400 events and festivals are supported by local authorities every year, contributing to local economies.The Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Patrick O’Donovan TD also addressed the conference and said “Ireland is famous across the globe as a destination that is welcoming and vibrant. Perhaps our greatest potential tourism offering over the coming years is where the aspects of People and Place converge at the level of the local community. This conference showcases the collaboration between communities, industry, state agencies and the local authorities that makes it all happen”.“The Irish tourism offering originates with local people at local level. That’s why this event is so significant, it is the coming together of all local authorities in the country, including those with high profile Irish tourism successes, to share learnings and to see how we can continue to grow and develop our tourism offering in an increasingly competitive global marketplace.”Other speakers at the conference included Jim Deegan, Professor of Tourism at Limerick University, Raymond Coyle of Tayto Park, Paul Kelly from Fáilte Ireland, David McLoughlin of the Wexford Opera Festival and Simon Kay of Center Parcs.Donegal shares its tourism experience with National Tourism Conference was last modified: April 3rd, 2017 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) Collaborating locally to compete globally – that was the message coming from the National Tourism conference in Wexford where Donegal County Council’s Chief Executive Seamus Neely shared the Donegal Tourism experience.“Donegal’s tourism sector has grown substantially in the last number of years and we believe that there is potential for significant further growth in this sector. Only a relatively small percentage of visitors, who come to Ireland to experience the Wild Atlantic Way, travel north of Galway and we believe that there is a real opportunity for Donegal to increase our share of this market” says Seamus Neely.He added that the tourism sector is very important in Donegal and the business potential of tourism is well proven. “Tourism has been instrumental in our recovery and regeneration with tourism start-ups featuring strongly within the cohort of new businesses in the county”.“Donegal has of late received a number of high profile accolades including being featured as the ‘coolest’ Place on the Planet to visit in 2017 by the National Geographic Traveller Magazine and being awarded the ‘Ireland’s Hidden Gem’ title by readers of the ‘Irish Independent Travel’ Magazine”.“In fact Donegal, the #CoolestPlace has been trending continuously on Twitter for the last few weeks and we firmly believe that with the product offering we have and the accolades we are receiving we will see Donegal move to another level of tourism growth in 2017”The National Tourism conference which was hosted by the Local Government Sector and supported by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport highlighted the significant Irish success stories in tourism and the role of local authorities in facilitating this success. The Irish tourism market is supported by very targeted and active participation by local government and in partnership with a number of government agencies, who work very positively on national, regional and local initiatives.last_img read more

3 bombings kill at least 23 at Sinai resort

first_imgCAIRO, Egypt – Three nearly simultaneous bombings hit an Egyptian beach resort popular with foreigners Monday, killing at least 23 people on streets filled with vacationers and Egyptians marking the beginning of spring. The bombers struck the Sinai seaside city of Dahab in the early evening along a crowded promenade of shops, restaurants and bars. Interior Minister Habib el-Adly said those killed included 20 Egyptians and three foreigners. Sixty-two people were wounded. The explosions came a day after Osama bin Laden issued a call to arms to Muslims to support al-Qaida in battling those he described as participating in a war against Islam. The bombings – the third terror strike on a Sinai resort in less than two years – hit Dahab at 7:15 p.m. when the streets were jammed with tourists strolling, shopping or looking for a restaurant or bar for evening festivities by the tranquil waters of the Gulf of Aqaba. At least three Israelis were hurt in the attack, which sent a steady stream of cars back to Israel some 65 miles to the north. Israeli authorities said 1,800 of their citizens were in the Sinai at the time of the blasts. However, there were far fewer Israelis vacationing in Sinai than during last week’s Passover holiday. Israel’s ambassador in Cairo, Shalom Cohen, said the Israeli government had warned repeatedly against visiting the Sinai. “Unfortunately, the warnings came true,” he told Israel’s Channel 10 TV.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“There were just three loud bangs and people rushing around,” British tourist Paul McBeath told Sky News. “Everybody is shaken.” Another witness said the Al Capone restaurant, one of the area’s most popular spots, was destroyed. “The tables and chairs have gone, there is nothing left,” Joseph Nazir, who owns a safari company in Dahab, told Britain’s Press Association. “Everybody is panicking, a lot of people are crying. We will be affected by this for a long, long time.” Hotels and guesthouses were filled with foreigners and with Egyptians celebrating the long Coptic Christian Easter weekend that coincided this year with Shem al-Nessim, the ancient holiday marking the first day of spring. For years, Dahab was a popular, low-key haven for young Western and Israeli backpackers drawn by prime scuba diving and cheap hotels, which mainly consisted of huts set up along the beach. In recent years, a number of more upscale hotels have been built, including a five-star Hilton resort. last_img read more

My Donegal… with TG4 presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh

first_imgCaitlín Ni Aoidh is TG4’s weather woman who also hosts TG4’s new show ‘Caitlín Eile’! ‘Caitlín Eile’ airs on Friday nights at 9:30pm, where Caitlín talks about the weeks hottest TV programmes and TV moments.This young Donegal woman is quickly becoming one of Ireland’s best-known presenters, and is a fantastic ambassador for Donegal and our native language. This is Caitlín’s Donegal…(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?My favourite place in Donegal would have to be Mín a’ Craoibhe in Cloughaneely. I’ve never been anywhere as peaceful as it ever. It’s a hidden gem. (2) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?I would love if Donegal had a train, for the locals and to bring more tourism to our beautiful county.(3) Who is the one person that you look up to and why?I have to say that my biggest role model to date would have to be my mum. She’s a huge inspiration to me, not to mention she’s the nicest person in the world.(4) What’s your happiest memory in Donegal?I have so many happy memories of long days at Port Arthur in Gaoth Dobhair beach with my family and cousins.(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?It would have to be when the Donegal team brought Sam back to the hills!(6) If you found a magic wand that allowed you to grant one wish, what would it be?Better weather! That would make my job a lot easier!(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?My aunt Maureen makes beautiful hand knitted hats. I always get complimented when I wear mine. They’re perfect for the winter months.(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh of Altan stands out to me as Donegal’s greatest ambassador. (9) What has been the biggest compliment you’ve ever received?I love when people compliment my work. The people of Donegal are so supportive and they always stop me to tell me how proud they are that the Donegal dialect is being represented by me.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?It would have to be Christy Toye. Donegal’s most dependable sports star.(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Eamon Muldowney has opened up a restaurant in Coll’s in Machaire Rabhartaigh . They have the freshest fish ever and it’s cooked beautifully. I’d highly recommend that restaurant.(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?“Bhí an t-ádh go barr bata orm” (13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Lots of people from Donegal have to leave for Dublin and Dubai to get jobs. I would be wonderful if we had more employment in our own county.(14) What is your favourite food that you associate with Donegal?When I’m home during the summer months I always ask my mum to get fresh crab claws. The crab claws and the local Guinness bread go so well together!(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Not at all! We’re all perfect! The people of Donegal are the friendliest ever. I always feel so proud when friends come to visit and the people of Donegal are the most welcoming.(16) Do you have a favourite local band?I love Listening to Clann Mhic Ruairí from Rannafast. They are the most talented family ever. They also have beautiful Irish. Emma Ní Fhioruisce and Eve Belle are two solo musicians I love listening to. I’m very proud that the North West of Donegal is home to some of the most talented musicians in the country.(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?Better roads!(18) Where’s the most unusual place you’ve logged on to Donegal Daily?I’ve logged onto Donegal Daily in Vietnam and Biarritz.(19) What is your favourite thing about working in media?I love getting to meet new people all the time, the opportunities I get and most of all I have a job I absolutely love and I get to use my native language.(20) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?I’m incredibly proud of our language. I absolutely love our dialect. I’m never as proud as when I hear the young children speaking Irish. It lifts my heart.My Donegal… with TG4 presenter Caitlín Nic Aoidh was last modified: December 4th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:caitlin eileCaitlín Nic AoidhTG4Weather Presenterlast_img read more


first_imgAN evil child rapist from County Donegal has been jailed today for 15 years for sickening attacks on his own relatives.The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victims, was found guilty of a dozens of charges at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin last month.Today the 48-year-old from Inishowen was jailed for 15 years. He was found guilty after trial of 65 counts of rape and sexual assaults. He was found guilty on fifteen counts of sexually assaulting a girl from when she was nine to fifteen.He was found guilty on forty counts of sexually assaulting and raping another young girl when she was nine until she was nineteen. The rapes commenced when she was only ten.The paedophile was also placed on the sex offenders register for life.Mr Justice McCarthy quoted from the woman’s victim impact where she described having “lost her childhood” when the abuse began.“The heartbreak is obvious,” he said, noting that the victim still suffers from overwhelming feelings of guilt, nightmares and panic attacks.In the report, the woman said she spent her childhood “at the hands of a monster”.The woman, now aged 24, said she was sexually assaulted at the age of nine and raped repeatedly from the age of 10, sometimes on a near-daily basis.She said as a child she felt lonely because she had to carry the biggest secret of her life and couldn’t tell anyone.She once planned her own suicide because she felt she couldn’t go on feeling dirty, horrible and unworthy of love.“I can never get away from it, even when I sleep. Every day I fight to get out of bed, to find some chink of light to make life worth living. You destroyed me. You broke my trust in all men,” the statement read.She said the man was supposed to be her guardian and her protector but that instead he was her “abuser and tormentor”, who treated her like a “rag doll” or like an “object to play with” for his own sexual gratification.“I lived with the physical pain every time you raped me, but I live with the emotional pain all my life,” she said.She apologised to the second victim, who was also sexually assaulted by the man.“I feel it’s my fault he abused you. If only I’d spoken out earlier – I’ll never forgive myself for letting it happen to you,” she said.The second victim, now in her late teens, submitted a victim impact report which was not read out in full to the court.In the statement, the girl said she “lost her childhood” as a result of being sexually assaulted. She said she still has nightmares and difficulty sleeping.She is fearful of being left alone in the house and feels guilty for breaking the family apart, although Mr Justice McCarthy said she has “no need” to feel guilty.Garda Paul Forrestal told Paul Greene SC, prosecuting, that the first victim was aged around nine when the man, who lived nearby, began sexually assaulting her.It started when she was watching TV lying on the couch, and he would place his hand inside her clothes.The assaults also took place in a spare bedroom and in the man’s bedroom.From the age of 10, the man would push or pull the girl towards a bedroom, force her to lie face down on the bed and rape her.The court heard that he used every possible occasion he could to rape the child, and that the rapes were “very, very frequent” when she lived with the man for a time.The second victim told gardaí that the man also started sexually assaulting her at around the age of nine. The court heard the assaults followed the same pattern of abuse as with the other victim but they did not escalate to rape.One specific allegation was made that in the summer of 2007, the man came home after a stag party and sexually assaulted the second victim, then aged 12.15 YEARS BEHIND BARS FOR CO DONEGAL CHILD RAPIST was last modified: March 4th, 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:Inishowenpaedophilelast_img read more


first_imgA Garda Inspector has made an impassioned plea for safer driving in County Donegal this Christmas after a court case today in which a young driver without insurance faced a number of charges.Inspector David Murphy told Letterkenny District Court that he wanted the public to take “no chances” this year and urged the public to use taxis when out and about over the festive season.Before the court was Michael Goral, from Slieve Drum, Letterkenny. He faced a number of charges following a crash on December 22 last year in the town.Inspector Murphy said 20-year-old Goral was driving his father to and from a Christmas Party. However the accused man did not have insurance and was involved in a crash.The computer degree student at LYIT had passed his test a week earlier but his father had failed to include him in the insurance policy.The court heard that no-one was injured in the smash.Judge Paul Kelly ordered Goral to go on  the pro-social drivers programme and adjourned sentencing until FebruaryHis 47-year-old father was fined €200 for failing to have insurance.Inspector Murphy said he wanted a message to go out to the public as a result of this incident.“The Christmas season is upon us and I would urge people to engage the use of taxis when out and about,” said Inspector Murphy.“We want to keep the roads safe for all users this Christmas.”After the case Inspector Murphy told us: “We want people to enjoy a safe and peaceful Christmas and our officers will be out to make sure that people get home safely after a night out.“No-one should even consider taking a ‘chance’ by either drinking and driving or driving without insurance.“People should weigh up the options; do they want to take a life this Christmas on our roads and go to prison for it, or do they want to pay to get a taxi home safely. It’s a simple choice.”GARDA INSPECTOR IN CHRISTMAS ROAD SAFETY PLEA AFTER CAR CRASH CASE was last modified: December 10th, 2013 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:Christmas campaignGardaLetterkenny Courtsafetytaxislast_img read more

Rowing Closes Spring Training Against Conference Foes

first_img2V8 Lineup (3rd, 08:04:31)C Killian8 Dahlstrom7 Rimes6 Roehrs5 Lajoie4 Hargreaves3 Hovland2 Hunt1 Coffman LineupsV8C Rambhia8 Bigus7 McNeely6 Peterson5 Konopacki4 Smith3 Thacker2 Rundquist1 Froeschner “I’m really happy how we did today,” said Drake head coach Charlie DiSilvestro. “Jacksonville is the multiple time conference champs and I felt we hung very well coming off a tough week of spring training. For us to come on spring break with no actual rowing before this trip I’m really proud of how the team performed.” Drake, which has been unable to practice on the water in Des Moines due to a harsh winter and then high water on the Des Moines River, had a good week of water time and off the water experiences during its trip. The Bulldogs will compete next on April 6 when they travel to face rival Creighton. 2V4 (3rd, 09:47.74)C Vroman4 Piotraschke3 Simons2 Herbert1 White DELAND, Fla. – The Drake University rowing team ended its week of spring training in Florida against a pair of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference opponents Saturday morning on Beresford Lake in DeLand, Fla. Drake, which started spring break with a few days in Tuscaloosa, Ala., moved to Florida for the rest of the week and closed against Jacksonville and Stetson in four races. The Bulldogs had 2nd varsity 8+, varsity 8+, varsity 4+ and 2nd varsity 4+ boats compete against MAAC foes. Drake was led by its varsity 8+ boat that took second with a time of 07:28.75 in its race behind Jacksonville (07:22.94) and defeated Stetson (:07:35.63). V4 (3rd, 08:57.39)C Stock4 Janes3 O’Donnell2 Cogdill1 Faria Print Friendly Version “This week off the water we came together as a family,” DiSilvestro said. “Being a family and being to support each other during a difficult week of training. They picked each other up and supported each other during tough times. They all went and out and give their best effort performed well today. We did really good against some stiff competition in Jacksonville and Stetson.”last_img read more