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Traffic Chief urges motorists to be cautious on the roadways as school reopens


first_imgAs school reopens today, Traffic Chief Linden Isles is urging motorists to be cautious on the roadways as traffic is expected to be congested.The Traffic Chief has assured that the traffic department has already put plans in place to ensure the smooth flow of traffic. On this note he added that traffic ranks will be stationed at all of the “congestion points”.There will be a two-way lane of traffic on the East Coast Demerara (ECD) Embankment into Georgetown. Additionally, traffic control units will be stationed at all schools countrywide.Traffic Chief Linden IslesNevertheless, he is advising motorists to reduce their speed and to continue to be vigilant for school children as they will be again utilising the roadways.Education Minister Nicolette Henry in an effort of ensuring that proper measures are in place for the new school term visited several schools in order to get a glimpse of the readiness of the institutions.The Minister’s visit, according to her, was meant to inspect the environs of the schools before the country’s young minds return for the new academic term.“There will be maintenance work to be done from time to time and schools are no exception. What I am looking at here is preparation for the opening. It’s is not the maintenance schedule for 2019,” Henry said.She further explained that the maintenance schedule for 2019 is very long with provisions to execute several works drafted by the Ministry of Education.Further, the Minister also acknowledged the importance of teachers and urged that they keep up the good work.Henry expressed that it is important that students be focused and work hard to achieve their goals. She added that this is necessary as they seek to keep climbing the ladder of success in their effort to contribute greatly to the country’s human resource pool.Government plans to invest a further $52.2 billion in the education sector, in 2019, a 15.6 per cent increase over the 2018 allocation.The sum will address disparities in the Education Sector. These include bridging the gap between coastal and hinterland education delivery; eliminating the shortage of books in the classroom for effective learning and monitoring sector achievements.In 2019, $5.4 billion is allocated for the construction, rehabilitation, extension and maintenance of educational facilities across the country. – Education Minister says all is set for opening last_img read more


`Blades’ chills out competition


first_imgAfter a monthlong surge, the overall box office declined. The top 12 movies took in $115 million, down 13 percent from the same weekend last year, when “Ice Age: The Meltdown” opened with $68 million. “This is still a good weekend, a pretty healthy one-two punch with `Blades of Glory’ and `Meet the Robinsons’ at the top,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of box-office tracker Media By Numbers. Movie attendance is up 4 percent so far this year, Dergarabedian said. Teaming with “Napoleon Dynamite” star Heder on “Blades of Glory,” Ferrell scored the second-best opening of his career, behind last summer’s “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby,” which took in $47 million in its first weekend. “It starts with a great concept, and the whole picture was cast so well,” said DreamWorks spokesman Marvin Levy. “Another part of the surprise was, we got a ton of very, very good reviews.” Stars-on-ice Will Ferrell and Jon Heder took the box office gold for the weekend. Paramount and DreamWorks’ “Blades of Glory,” with Ferrell and Heder playing figure-skating rivals who become the sport’s first men’s pair, debuted as the No. 1 movie with $33 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Disney’s animated adventure “Meet the Robinsons,” about the time-traveling journey of a brilliant but lonely orphan, debuted in second place with $25.1 million. The previous weekend’s top movie – the Warner Bros. animated tale “TMNT,” a revival of the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” franchise – slipped to fourth place with $9.2 million, down a steep 62 percent from its $24.3 million debut. “TMNT” raised its 10-day total to $38.4 million. “Meet the Robinsons” played in about 3,400 theaters and did especially well in a 3-D version at 600 cinemas, said Chuck Viane, head of distribution for Disney. The studio did not have a precise breakdown, but cinemas reported that screens playing the 3-D version pulled in about double the grosses of theaters running the regular version, Viane said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

The Vancouver Sun: First Nation chiefs head to Ottawa in opposition of Site C


first_imgThe delegation has yet to meet with the cabinet ministers they intended to, including Prime Minister Stephan Harper, but have managed to sit down with Prince George-Peace River MP Bob Zimmer and Senator Yonah Martin.They have however met with many opposition leaders, including NDP leader Tom Mulcair, Green leader Elizabeth May, Liberal MP Joyce Murray and several other senators.You can read the entire Vancouver Sun article here.With files from the Vancouver Sun Advertisement West Moberly First Nation chief, Roland Willson told the Vancouver Sun that if the federal government approves the project, the delegation won’t hesitate to take the decision to the Supreme Court.The provincial and federal government is expected to make an announcement on their decision by October 22, at which point, one of three outcomes will become the end result; an environmental certificate for the project is issued, the certificate is denied, or an order will be issued that further assessment is required.The group is expecting the federal government will find themselves in opposition of the project, as the federal/provincial joint review panel has already determined that the dam is likely to cause adverse effects on the land and subsequently fishing opportunities and other First Nation practices. It also found that B.C. Hydro has not fully demonstrated the need for the project on the timetable set forth.- Advertisement -Victoria has argued that both the region’s growing population and the gas/mining industries are in serious need for this type of relatively clean hydroelectric energy.The proposed dam and 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric generating station is slated for the Peace River, which if constructed, is reported to result in 86 kilometers of flooding and the destruction of farmland and wildlife habitat.While many chiefs hold strong opposition to the project, they’ve also gone on record to say they’re interested in contributing to other smaller projects, including wind, solar and geothermal power.Advertisementlast_img read more


Reports: Chelsea agree £8m fee for France international


first_imgChelsea have agreed an £8million fee with QPR for star striker Loic Remy, according to various reports.The Blues are on the hunt for a new forward after letting Fernando Torres join AC Milan on a two-year loan on Friday, pending the Spaniard agreeing personal terms and passing a medical.And Jose Mourinho appears to have acted quickly in the transfer market by moving for the France international, who played at this summer’s World Cup.Remy enjoyed a highly successful loan spell with Newcastle last season, finishing as the club’s top scorer with 14 Premier League goals.However, the 27-year-old has always made it perfectly clear he wishes to play in the Champions League and now looks set to get his wish with Chelsea.Remy has a staggered buy-out clause with the Hoops, meaning clubs in Europe’s top competition can pay just £8m to land the striker, whereas teams such as Newcastle would have to pay a higher fee.Earlier on in the summer the Frenchman look destined to join Liverpool after the Reds met that fee, however, in confusing circumstances it was then reported the striker failed a medical at Anfield, causing the switch to be scrapped.QPR boss Harry Redknapp questioned if that was the case but with Chelsea now meeting Remy’s buy-out clause, the former Marseille striker looks set to seal a move to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea look set to land QPR striker Loic Remy 1last_img read more


Afraid of These Two Things? Oh, Please.


first_imgHere are two things you don’t have to worry about. I keep hollering about the need to save and about the virtues of market tracking index funds. And those articles inevitably generate a slew of bizarre emails. My correspondents’ claim: If we all saved diligently and we all indexed, the American economy would collapse and the stock market would grind to a halt. There are all kinds of things that keep me up at night. I try to remember if I unplugged the iron. I fret about next week’s column. I wonder whether the New York Knicks have any hope of making the playoffs. But I’ve got to tell you: I sure don’t worry about a national outbreak of financial prudence. Limitless Desires Most Americans are hopelessly ill prepared for retirement. For instance, according to AARP’s analysis of the Federal Reserve’s 2001 Survey of Consumer Finances, the typical babyboomer household has total financial assets of just $50,700. If these folks are lucky, they will receive a traditional company pension, thus compensating for their puny nest eggs. If they aren’t so lucky, all they will have is Social Security and the prospect of a retirement spent pinching pennies. The solution, of course, is to save diligently, and I make that suggestion with monotonous regularity. This isn’t exactly a courageous position. Advocating saving money strikes me as a kin to defending brushing your teeth and regular showering. What’s not to like? Yet some of my correspondents argue that promoting thrift is dangerous stuff. I apparently run the risk of single handedly shoving the U.S. economy into a downward spiral of excessive saving and too little spending. One reader even suggested that my articles touting the virtues of saving were “subversive.” I have always thought of myself as a grumpy, uptight, nerdy personalfinance writer. Subversive? I like the sound of that. Unfortunately, however, it isn’t true. Back in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Americans regularly saved between 8% and 10% of their disposable income each year and the economy continued to grow. Since then, we have turned into the world’s most profligate citizens. But other nations still save a decent amount each year, and their economies are chugging along just fine. To be sure, a high savings rate, like high taxes, drains money out of the economy. But that shouldn’t cause too much harm, just so long as we have offsetting investment and government spending, which put money back into the economy. Still, let’s suppose a big increase in the savings rate is indeed an economic danger. Should you spend like crazy, in a patriotic attempt to keep the economy afloat, even as you sacrifice all chance of a comfortable retirement? I don’t think so. My suggestion: We’ll let everybody else rack up the credit card charges and keep the U.S. economy firing on all cylinders. Meanwhile, you and I will quietly save for retirement. It will be our little secret. Endless Optimism When readers aren’t worrying that I will precipitate the collapse of the U.S. economy, they’re fretting that I will cause the shuttering of the New York Stock Exchange. What would happen, they ask, if everybody indexed? Frankly, we are so far from that point that it is hardly worth considering. Despite all the discussion of indexing, it’s still not terribly popular. Just 14% of stockfund assets are in U.S. and international index funds. Indexing is somewhat more common among big institutional investors, like endowments and pension plans. They have around 30% of their stock market money indexed. Overall, maybe 20% of the U.S. stock market is indexed, figures John Bogle, founder of Vanguard Group in Malvern, Pa.,and the fund industry’s most vocal advocate of indexing. Yet, even though we have 20% of shares that are rarely traded, the New York Stock Exchange has had around 100% turnover in recent years, implying a typical stockmarket holding period of just 12 months. As Mr. Bogle sees it, that is more than enough trading to ensure market efficiency. In the 1950s and 1960s, “the market went on perfectly satisfactorily with 15% or 20% turnover,” he notes. Thanks to today’s whirlwind of trading, we have a wonderfully efficient market. Not only do active investors keep stocks fairly priced by bidding up undervalued shares and selling pricey stocks, but also they provide liquidity. This means that whenever we indexers want to buy or sell, there’s never any problem finding somebody to take the other side of our trades. But here’s the astonishing part: In return for providing such a valuable service, active investors receive precious little reward. Most end up lagging behind the market, as their results are dragged down by all the investment costs they incur. Indeed, I like to think of active investors as capitalism’s philanthropists. They sacrifice their financial health for the benefit of the marketplace and those of us who index mooch off their good work. What if active investors wised up and indexing became wildly popular? Suppose we gotto the point where there was so little trading that the market became inefficient. In that scenario, indexing might look even more attractive. True, in an inefficient market, we would be likely to see a wider range of returns among active investors, as some folks handily beat the market while others lagged behind. That might seem appealing to active investors, and it would no doubt encourage more investors to try to beat the market. But there is a downside. Because the market would now be less liquid, trading spreads the difference between the buying and selling price on stocks would widen out, so it would cost even more to trade. That increased cost would hurt the returns of active investors, further bolstering the case for indexing. Don’t, however, count on any of this happening. As the sharp rise in trading over the past three decades has made abundantly clear, there are stil plenty of folks who are willing to try their hand at outperforming the market averages. “Hope springs eternal,” Mr. Bogle says. “Self confidence springs eternal. We all like to think we’re above average. Reports of the triumph of indexing are greatly exaggerated.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want 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


Job Vacancy: Kelsius seeking Technical Support Technician


first_imgJob Vacancy: Kelsius seeks a Technical Support Technician to join their team!Kelsius manufacturers, distributes and maintains a system that wirelessly and automatically monitors the temperature and safety of all food products, both hot and cold, as well as medicines, blood samples and other temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical material.Kelsius improves HACCP compliance, saving time, reducing risk and providing information at your fingertips. HACCP – short for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point – is a systematic approach to identifying and controlling hazards that could pose a danger to the preparation of safe food or medicines. In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical support and carrying out system changes using Kelsius configuration tools.Key Responsibilities:Provide technical support for Kelsius Staff and EngineersProvide technical support to Kelsius Customers and PartnersCarrying out system changes using Kelsius configuration toolsMonitoring of high priority ‘Watch List’ customersHandling customer queries including the logging of all customer callsEnsure all inbound customer tickets are responded to promptlyAct as point of contact for client queries and escalations when necessarySkills & Experience Required: Third Level Technical QualificationHave strong organizational skills and demonstrate good attention to detailHave an excellent telephone manner and communication skillsHave the ability to produce written reports and documentationBe proficient in Microsoft OfficeSupport a “can do” culture in terms of responding to customer needsHighly driven with enthusiasm to meet targets and to cope under demanding pressureSelf-motivated, flexible and adaptableAbility to both, Work of own Initiative and as part of a teamAbility to learn as you go and develop quicklyContact Details: If you are interested in applying for this job and would like more information, please contact paul.gallagher@kelsius.comJob Vacancy: Kelsius seeking Technical Support Technician was last modified: July 29th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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


GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH’S PROMOTION BID DASHED BY GLENFIN


first_imgAodh Ruadh GAA NewsFootballAodh Ruadh’s bid for promotion to division two was dashed with a defeat 1-9 to 2-7 to Glenfin in Convoy. The better of the sides across the course of the game, this was a very difficult defeat for Aodh Ruadh to take.Aodh Ruadh can be proud of their performance in this game where their battling spirit and determination to play the game the right way did them great credit. It is profoundly disappointing to see this promising group denied promotion in this manner. From one to 15 and right down through the bench they tried their hearts out for the cause. They do not deserve to be playing their football in division three next year, but hopefully they will draw strength from this experience and come back stronger and wiser. Many thanks to Maurice McLaughlin, Shane Ward, Greg Sweeney, Anthony Donagher and everyone who helped with the team across the year and thanks also to everyone who lined out in the senior jersey this year for their efforts. After the great strides made this year hope is strong that 2015 will be the year of the breakthrough. We have a full match report and pictures from the game up on aodhruadh.org. The PJ Roper Memorial under 16 tournament took place on Saturday 15th November with four teams taking part; Aodh Ruadh, Fermanagh champions Derrygonnelly, Leitrim champions Fenagh and Dromore from Tyrone. There was great weather for the time of year which was a God-send and made the day all the more enjoyable. In the end Aodh Ruadh had enough hunger and football skill to put the final game beyond a quality Dromore side. As often happens in these tournaments the highlights of the day can come from impact subs. Odhran Kennedy’s superb goal on his u-16 debut stand out as the biggest cheer of the day. Another under 16 debutante Mark Gallagher in goals has matured quickly into a great shot stopper who also found his players consistently with quality kick-outs. James Sheerin scoring 1-1 against Derrygonnelly and Paddy McCaffrey’s skill and determination in defence left them both in the running for Young Player of the Tournament. Oisín Rooney dominated midfield in every game and Captain Ryan McKenna literally ran himself into the ground with a work-rate that is exemplary for anyone in green and white. Conall Sweeny, Michael McKenna and Gareth Sheerin scored lovely points and contributed well throughout the day while Jason Granaghan and Dan Warnock produced some rock-solid defending to finish out games and ensure Aodh Ruadh ended on top of the pile. There was no big crowd of supporters on the day but it was nonetheless a great way to end the year for the under 16s. We are very grateful to the three teams who travelled to Ballyshannon for the competition, to Greg McGrory and Brian Roper for volunteering their time as referees, to Johnny Gallagher who spent the whole afternoon there making sure that everything ran smoothly, to the Roper family and to Cafe Beag and all the family members who were kind enough to provide sandwiches, buns and refreshments for everyone who came. We have received fantastic support for this team during the year from Annette Granaghan who washed the jerseys all year in Persil and Holy Water. Thanks to all parents who provided transport to the games and contributed to our fund-raising efforts, from Marlboro house, Donegal Adventure Centre, the O’Neill Family, East Port and McMullin Solicitors. The team management would like to sincerely thank the club, the players families and all those who sponsored us for all you have done this year.The Bord na nÓg AGM will be held shortly. Anyone interested in getting involved in coaching or committee please contact Shane Ward, Shane Toolan or Tracey Flood.Many thanks to those who have been supporting us with the Lucozade Kit Out Project. We are not asking people to start buying Lucozade, but could anyone who does drink it please note the code on the bottle under the wrapper and pass it to Tracey Flood. Codes will be added to our account and we get some free kit. Please pass this on to your friends or anyone you know that drinks Lucozade and ask them to keep codes for the club. The more codes we collect the more gear we can get.HurlingWell done to Creevy National School who won the Cumann na mBunscoil county final against Tooban National School last Tuesday in the Centre of Excellence in Convoy. In a great display the lads captured the title for the first time ever on a 4-7 to 2-0 score line. It was a great display by the whole squad which saw them run out convincing winners against the Inishowen school who are the feeder club for the famed Burt club. The school had a squad of 23 players and all of them got game time in the match. The majority of the squad play hurling with Aodh Ruadh, but there are a number who haven’t played with the club yet and we hope to see them start training with in March 2015. The history making squad returned to a great welcome at the school from staff and pupils. Thanks to Principal Aoibhínn Kelly, and teachers Brendan Boyle and Ciaran Slevin for their help and support in preparing the team for this competition.Aodh Ruadh Juvenile Hurling Committee’s AGM takes place in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh on Thursday 27th November at 8pm. We will be reviewing 2014 and planning ahead for 2015, we invite everyone with an interest in underage hurling in Aodh Ruadh to attend this meeting, don’t worry nobody will be forced into taking a ‘job’.Park/Development Committee Father Tierney Park. To coincide with the end of the Club’s playing season Father Tierney Park is now closed for maintenance works and to allow various grounds improvements progress safely. All activity at Páirc Aodh Ruaidh must be booked in advance with Peter Conlon as pitch maintenance works are also required at both playing fields there.New club facilitiesOver recent weeks significant progress has been made on constructing a 650 yard long Fitness Trail around the perimeter of Páirc Aodh Ruaidh. This was part of the original plan adopted by the club in 2006, but which has moved slowly due to funding shortages. The Fitness Trail will be finished to a high standard and will incorporate a five lane 100 metre sprint section with a run-off area. This project is being advanced in parallel with the provision of a rebound wall for youth hurling, football and handball coaching. So far all of the funding for these important Aodh Ruadh developments has been raised by the Club’s Park/Development Committee with the Summer Family fund-raiser being an important contributor. Thanks again to all who helped. A further fund-raiser to assist with completing this work will be announced in next week’s club notes. If current progress can be maintained and if club members row-in behind the fund-raising efforts, there is every chance that the Fitness Trail can be brought into use over the Christmas period. Anyone interested in helping with these efforts should contact Tom Daly, Conal Gallagher or David McLoone.Aodh Ruadh soft shell jackets There will be an opportunity to try on youth and adult sizes of our navy blue soft shell jacket this Friday 21st November, from 6pm to 7pm. With Christmas coming up they are the perfect stocking filler for your GAA mad youngsters. We now have three youth sizes available. Ages 7-8 priced €40; ages 9-10 priced €40; and ages 11-12 priced €45. All jackets will have the Aodh Ruadh and GAA crests, plus the child’s initials on the sleeve. We are also able to order Ladies soft shell jackets with pink Aodh Ruadh crest and GAA logo. We are still selling adult jackets and these would make an ideal present for club members returning from foreign lands for the festive period. Orders for all jackets will need to be in by the second week of November at the latest to ensure Christmas delivery. You can check out samples of the jacket on aodhruadh.org. For further details call Chris on 0868813553.Club AGMThe Aodh Ruadh AGM will take place on Sunday 7th December at 3pm in Aras Aoidh Ruaidh. Nomination papers have now been circulated to all adult members whose e-mail details are on the online registration system. For those who did not receive nomination papers, they are also available to print and download from aodhruadh.org. The deadline for receipt of nominations is midnight Friday, 28th November. Anyone who requires nomination papers to be posted to them is asked to contact Emma Gaughan on 0863039610, to make arrangements. The deadline for receipt of motions passed at midnight, Monday, 17th November.Abbey Centre BingoThe €400 jackpot was shared by Gerry Quigley, Dunkineely and Sharon Connolly, Kinlough. Bingo this Friday returns to the Abbey Centre at 9pm, books priced at €10 full book, €5 half book. The snowball prize has returned for winter, and stands at €250 on 46 numbers or less.LottoThere was no winner of the Aodh Ruadh Lotto Jackpot of €3,200. The numbers drawn were 1, 4, 6, 12, 14 and 16. In the lucky dip €20 went to Pat McMenamin, Tullyhorky; Tom Gallagher, Cluain Barron; Paddy Cassidy, Erne Dale Heights; and Tommy Gillespie, Wardtown. Next week’s draw for a jackpot of €3,300 takes place at 8.30pm in The Bridgend Bar on Sunday.The lotto team for McCosker’s Centra this Saturday is: BORD NA NÓG.The lotto team for Kernan’s Spar this Saturday is: RESERVE FOOTBALLERS.You can receive the club notes by e-mail every Tuesday morning. To subscribe, enter your details on the website, www.aodhruadh.org, or e-mail your request to info@aodhruadh.org.GAA NEWS: AODH RUADH’S PROMOTION BID DASHED BY GLENFIN was last modified: November 18th, 2014 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)Tags:Aodh RuadhGAANoticesSportlast_img read more


12 Event Champions Return for the Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee


first_imgNorth Dakota State will be bringing a fierce contingent in the throws headlined by senior Payton Otterdahl, who broke the all-time collegiate indoor shot put record this past weekend at the Summit League Championship. The record of 71-03.5 was previously held by Ryan Crouser of Texas and Ryan Whiting of Arizona State, and Otterdahl claimed it with a heave of 71-06.75.  His teammate, sophomore Alex Talley, along with women’s team members junior Bailey Retzlaff, seniors Shelby Gunnells and returning hammer champion Maddy Nilles, will all be contenders in the throws. “We’ve had a long-standing tradition of competing at the Drake Relays, and that’s for good reason. The atmosphere and fan support you receive there are second to none,” commented long time North Dakota State head coach Don Larson.  “Just the history of the meet, all the world-class athletes that have competed there, it’s a special experience for our student-athletes.”These Division I universities join the previously announced teams of Drake, Illinois, Iowa, Loyola, Missouri, Purdue, South Dakota and the Utah women. All-Session tickets are now on sale at draketix.com/drakerelays or call 515-271-3647.  For group ticket packages or more information, contact Dustin in the Drake Ticket Office at 515-271-4949.  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img DES MOINES – The NCAA Division I indoor conference championships brought exceptional performances last weekend which include the second group of returning teams announced by the 2019 Drake Relays presented by Hy-Vee.The Iowa State men, which finished second in the Big 12 Conference Indoor Championship, are focused on improving their runner-up finish in the Hy-Vee Cup last year and defending their 4x800m and sprint medley relay titles.  The Cyclones boast nationally ranked indoor distance runners in juniors Rochon Roomes, Festus Lagat, Andrew Jordan and Edwin Kurgat, along with a tough distance medley relay team.  Vlad Pavelnko, a senior, adds strength in the weight throw.  “The Drake Relays is one of the highlights of our outdoor track and field season,” said Iowa State head coach Martin Smith. “It’s a very special and exciting weekend for all of our student athletes that are from the state of Iowa as they get an opportunity to return and compete on the Blue Oval. We look forward to showcasing our middle distance relays against premier national competition.”The Air Force men won the Mountain West Indoor Conference meet with six individual champions plus the 4x400m relay.  For the first time ever, the South Dakota State men came home with the Summit League Indoor crown including seven individual titles.  Three of those went to senior Kyle Burdick in the mile, 3000m and 5000m. The distance crew for Tulsa is coming off a strong American Athletic Conference Indoor Championship with senior Ben Preisner racing to the men’s 3000m and 5000m crowns.  Northern Iowa juniors Connor Ham and Keegan Tritle will be contenders in the hurdles and throws, respectively. On the women’s side, the distance events should see competition from Iowa State sophomores Cailie Logue and Amanda Vestri along with Jaci Smith, a senior from the Air Force.  The Cyclones will be ready to defend their title in the 4x800m, while Smith aims to regain the 5000m title she won in 2017 on the Blue Oval. In the high jump, senior Stephanie Ahrens of Nebraska-Omaha ranks in the top five nationally.  Also in the mix for the women in the long throws will be senior Erin Reese of Indiana State.  New faces on the Blue Oval will be ISU freshman Keira Christie-Galloway who won the Big 12 60-meter hurdle title and freshman Sydney Milani of Southeast Polk making her collegiate debut.last_img read more


Donegal gets special treatment at The Last Jedi Premiere!


first_imgThere was great excitement, glitz and glamour last night at one of Ireland’s first look screenings of STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny.More than 200 invited guests were treated to a sparkling reception and canapés before one of Ireland’s first look screenings of the much-awaited film just after midnight.In May 2016, Malin Head became one of a number of locations across the world where scenes from STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI was filmed. Aideen Doherty from the Donegal Film Office explained that last night’s event was very much an appreciation screening and the invited guests included many of the crew who worked on the set of the film at Malin Head as well as local service providers who supported the production company from the word go.In Lucasfilm’s STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.The screening was gifted by LucasFilm and Disney as a thank you to the people of Malin Head and Donegal.Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Cllr. Gerry McMonagle thanked Lucasfilm and Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures for supporting this special First Look Screening at Century Cinemas in Letterkenny and he also paid tribute to Mark Doherty and his team at Century Cinemas. “This First Look Screening was a very special event for all of us here in Donegal. To see our beautiful county on the big screen and part of such an iconic production has been beyond marvellous. The impact that this film has had on Malin Head and indeed on Donegal in terms of raising our profile as destination of choice, not just in terms of film but also for those looking to visit, has been immense”.Speaking following the screening Seamus Neely Chief Executive with Donegal County Council acknowledged the role of the Donegal Film Office which acts as a resource for those who wish to film in Donegal from all over the world.He said “The Donegal Film Office was established by Donegal County Council in 2003 and has been working in co-operation with Bord Scannán na hÉireann (The Irish Film Board) to promote Donegal as a first choice destination for national and international filmmakers.“The Film Office has played a key role in showcasing the wonderful offering that is Donegal and works with filmmakers to find locations, cast and crew, technical services and local service providers. The success of our dedicated film office speaks for itself as does our ongoing commitment to its work.”STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI opens in Irish Cinemas on December 14, 2017. Donegal gets special treatment at The Last Jedi Premiere! was last modified: December 16th, 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)Tags:donegalletterkennyStar Warslast_img read more


Round-up: Bees joy, young Blues crush Arsenal, Cech latest, Jose warning


first_imgJota was Brentford’s heroBrentford are celebrating a dramatic victory against Fulham in the west London derby at Griffin Park.Jota scored a late winner as Brentford came from behind to beat their neighbours.Bees boss Mark Warburton hailed his players after the game, while Fulham manager Kit Symons admitted he was “gutted”.Chelsea and QPR are both in action on Saturday. The Blues are 1/4 to continue their winning run by beating West Brom, while Rangers are 4/1 to win at Newcastle.Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas is set to undergo fitness test to see if he can start for Jose Mourinho’s side, while Ramires has been passed fit to play despite an ongoing injury concern.Blues youngster Nathan Ake has been sidelined by a hamstring problem but on a brighter note for Chelsea, their Under-18s beat Arsenal 3-0.Cech has been tipped to moveAmid speculation that Arsenal and AC Milan want to sign Chelsea’s Petr Cech, Mourinho has insisted that no approach has been made for the goalkeeper.Mourinho has also warned that his team still have some work to do if they are to seal their place in the knockout stage of the Champions League and avoid ending up in the Europa League.Meanwhile, QPR boss Harry Redknapp has said he has no regrets about turning down the chance to take over as Newcastle manager in 2008, while he was at Portsmouth.In boxing, local rivals George Groves and James DeGale have weighed in ahead of their respective fights in Liverpool.And in handball, Ruislip Eagles are set to begin their European campaign. They face Belgian side HC Vise in the EHF Challenge Cup on Saturday.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more