first_imgJamaica Skeet Club president, Khaleel Azan, is looking forward to good performances from 50 of the island’s top shooters when they compete in two major tournaments in the United States next month.A total of 10 Jamaicans will feature at the 2017 Krieghoff Classic 200. It will be hosted by the South Florida Shooting Club in the United States from February 2-5.An expected 40 Jamaicans will then line up in the prestigious Gator Cup, to be held at Quail Creek Plantation February 15-19.Both tournaments will also feature a number of international shooters.”Everybody is getting ready for the overseas tournaments which begin next month in Florida.”We suspect that Jamaica will be the second-largest contingent, behind the United States, for the Gator Cup. It could be anywhere around 40 of us,” Azan told The Sunday Gleaner.Azan recalled that the Jamaica team had a successful Gator Cup outing in 2015. He expects this year’s 40-member team of juniors, seniors and veteran shooters to give strong performances.IMPRESSIVE SCOREJunior shooter Brandon Reid shot an impressive score of 154 in the main event to place second in C Class and earned for himself US$1,000 in 2015.Nickolai Clarke topped the sub-juniors division, while also taking the runner-up spot in the E class to earn US$1,000.Seniors Bruce DuQuesnay and Errol Ziadie both ended with 148, while Robert Reid, father of Brandon Reid, shot 146 to take home US$750 for third in B class.Meanwhile, Ben Husthwaite, a multiple world champion, highly accomplished instructor and world-renowned target setter, will be in the island to give lessons at the Jamaica Skeet Club in the first week of March.last_img read more

first_img…at launch of Girl Power MovementLinden women and girls were encouraged to “push” to overcome challenges and “dream big” by Minister within the Natural Resources Ministry, Simona Broomes, at the launch of the ‘Girl Power Movement’ in Linden, Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) on Friday. The movement, piloted in the mining town, will seek to empower and embrace women and girls under the theme “Girl power, confronting challenges today, ensuring a brighter tomorrow.”A section of the gathering at the ‘Girl Power Movement’ launching in LindenSpeaking to hundreds gathered at the Lichas Hall at Mackenzie, Minister Broomes gave the encouragement to use ‘girl power’ to make a difference and confront challenges in the community. She further urged girls, which were represented by all the secondary schools across Linden, to stay in school, be courageous and push to confront challenges in making a difference.“Girls, you have power and you can use that power in the positive or in the negative… the girls in Linden, you would use your power to stop rape, you would use your power to stop violence, you would use your power to understand who you are… you can use that power to address everything about yourself… and how you place yourself in society…”, Broomes said. She pointed out that a lot of girls grow up in abusive homes but urged that they use their power to change such situations, as well as to change the cycle of teenage pregnancy and school drop outs.“Additionally, the Minister pledged to work with girls and offered one-on-one with girls who indicated that they needed help. The event also saw a motivational piece by Zoe Sills, dances from the Throne Room Expression dance group and Skip to my Lou, as well as motivational songs.last_img read more

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first_imgLANCASTER – Linda Verde Center, operated by the Lancaster School District for severely disabled students, received a $12,000 donation Monday for its campaign to get a new playground. The center’s current playground is in disrepair and the surrounding grounds have cracked and buckled – not easily negotiated by the school’s 42 students, many of whom use wheelchairs. “We’ve been working on this for years to get enough money to get a special playground for the students,” coordinator Donna Nigus said. “Most are physically handicapped, so we need a special playground.” Businessman and philanthropist Ron Emard presented a check for $12,000 to the center. Emard is general managing partner of Robertson’s Palmdale Honda and principal owner and partner of the Antelope Valley Harley-Davidson dealership. karen.maeshiro@dailynews.com 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 MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The center needs $100,000 to replace the playground, and Emard’s gift brings the total amount raised so far to $60,000, Nigus said. “We are still raising money. We are getting close to the mark where we can break ground,” Nigus said. The new playground will include sensory-type equipment so students can wheel in with their wheelchairs and do activities, Nigus said. The students at the center, which is located on the campus of Linda Verde School, range in age from preschool to eighth grade. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 last_img read more

first_imgTo celebrate our continued success as well as the arrival of our new sister site, www.donegalwoman.ie, we’re bringing you an amazing giveaway.As an early Christmas present to our readers, we are hosting the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!Every second day from now until December 24th, we will be offering an unbelievably good prize. Our first prize was a trip away to the lavish Shandon Hotel, along with a luxurious spa treatment. Congratulations to Annelene Ní Fhearraigh for winning our first prize!Our second prize is from the hugely popular Century Cinemas!You could win a €100 voucher and a three month admission to Century Play! Century Play, Ireland’s third biggest play area in Ireland, has recently opened in Letterkenny, boasting an arcade, a junior area, toddler area, baby area, and sports area all under one roof!There’s a delightful coffee dock for parents to relax and unwind as their little ones play in the supervised spaces.This competition is open to all our readers, and there are multiple ways to enter. Each entry on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Email counts as one, so the more you do the more chances you have of being the lucky winner.This competition is open from 5pm today (Saturday, 3rd December) to 12noon Monday (5th December).Here’s how you can enter on all Donegal Daily and Donegal Woman platforms:Facebook: Find the competition post pinned to the top of the Donegal Daily or the Donegal Woman Facebook page.LIKE the postLIKE the Donegal Daily and the Donegal Woman Facebook pageSHARE the postTAG a friend Twitter:Visit @donegaldaily and @dglwomanRETWEET the competition tweet pinned at the top of the pageFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @dglwomanInstagram:Visit @donegaldaily or @donegalwomanLIKE ♥ the competition image for Century CinemasFOLLOW @donegaldaily and @donegalwomanEmail:Simply send a mail to donegalcompetitions@gmail.comPut CENTURY CINEMA GIVEAWAY in the subject titleTerms & conditions apply. Good luck! It’s day TWO of the twelve days of Christmas giveaway! was last modified: December 3rd, 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:Century CinemasCentury Playcompetitiongive awaytwelve days of christmaslast_img read more

first_imgGardai raided a brothel and found Western Union money receipts for €18,000 which were sent back to Romania in just a three week period.The receipts were found in an apartment raided by Gardai in Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Two young women appeared in court today charged with operating a brothel at the apartment complex at Justice Walsh Road on Thursday last, January 19th.Gardai told Letterkenny District Court they found €600 in cash and Western Union money receipts for €18,000 which was sent to Romania over a three week period after Christmas.There was also a man found on the premises whom Gardai believed had paid for sex when they raided the premises at around 7.30pm.The court heard that both women, Sirin Abdollah, aged 23 and Sefania Manea, aged 21, admitted to operating a brothel and advertising their services on a website.Gardai said they were satisfied both women were not under pressure and were operating the brothel of their own free will.Solicitor for the women, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said the women had come to Ireland knowing that money was to be made through prostitution.He said both women were sending money back to their families in Romania as they would only earn an average of €250 per month there.Ms Abdollah had one child who was in private school in Romania and she was sending money back too educate her although her family did not know how she was making a living, said her solicitor.Mr Gallagher said both women had given him an assurance that they would leave the country within 48 hours.He asked if some cash from the €600 seized by Gardai in the apartment could be used for plane tickets for the women.However, Judge Paul Kelly refused the application out of hand.He said “I am not doing that. This is the first time we have been given an indication of the type of money being sent back and it is substantial.“Let them get on to their families in Romania and get the price of a ticket back.”He also fined each women €250 and ordered that the seized cash be forfeited to the state.Prostitutes had receipts for €18,000 for last three weeks in Letterkenny brothel was last modified: January 20th, 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:brotheldonegalletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgREIGNING County Champions booked their place in yet another county final this evening with a superb win over a much-fancied St Michael’s at Mac Cumhaill Park.Two superb second half goals by Lee McMonagle and Conor Parke helped the Letterkenny team to a ten point win over Eddie Harkin’s side 2-15 to 0-11.St Eunan’s had led by just two points at half time – 0-08 to 0-06 – despite dominating for most of the first half hour. St Michael’s had led 0-04 to 0-02 before Eunan’s domination, hitting six points in a row as Kavanagh dominated midfield; Rory Carr with the pick of the Eunan’s scores.St Michael’s tied the game at eight points each straight after the re-start before Colm McFadden hit a free from 45 metres to take them into the lead 0-09 to 0-08 before they stretched the lead again from another free.Sean McVeigh pointed for the Letterkenny men to leave it 0-10 to 0-09 for St Michael’s before Rory Carr squared the game again from a free.Then St Eunan’s never looked back; McMonagle finding the net first, followed a few minutes later by the brilliant Parke. Rory Carr was outstanding with superb points from play and from frees.Rory Kavanagh and Kevin Rafferty dominated midfield, but it was a real team performance which sees Maxi Curran off to another county SFC final. CLASSY ST EUNAN’S SEE OFF FANCIED ST MICHAEL’S TO BOOK PLACE IN COUNTY FINAL was last modified: September 26th, 2015 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:semi-finalSFCSt EunansSt Michaelslast_img read more

first_img REVEALED 31 31 31 78,299 attendance at Goodison Park (v Liverpool) – First Division (September 18, 1948) 27. Coventry City 2. Manchester City Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 62,522 attendance at Ewood Park (v Bolton Wanderers) – FA Cup sixth round (March 2, 1929) REVEALED RANKED 19. Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 54,775 attendance at Turf Moor (v Huddersfield) – FA Cup third round (February 23, 1924) 66,844 attendance at St Andrews (v Everton) – FA Cup fifth round (March 11, 1939) 28. Portsmouth 31 11. Bolton Wanderers 10. Sheffield Wednesday 51,482 attendance at Selhurst Park (v Burnley) – Second Division (May 11, 1979) 51,455 attendance at Highfield Road (v Wolverhampton Wanderers) – Second Division (April 29, 1967) REPLY 31 31 31 13. Sheffield United 57,892 attendance at Elland Road (v Sunderland) – FA Cup fifth round replay (March 15, 1967) 30. Nottingham Forest 20. Cardiff City 21. Leeds United 29. Stoke City 31 31 But what are the top 30 home attendance records in English football across all competitions? Scroll down to find out… 51,385 attendance at Fratton Park (v Derby County) – FA Cup sixth round (February 26, 1949) 7. Sunderland 26. Crystal Palace ADVICE 56,985 attendance at the London Stadium (v Sunderland) – Premier League (October 22, 2016) 31 76,588 attendance at Villa Park (v Derby County) – FA Cup sixth round first leg (March 2, 1946) Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 57,893 attendance at Ninian Park (v Arsenal) – First Division (April 22, 1953) 55,019 attendance at Boothferry Park (v Manchester United) – FA Cup sixth round (February 26, 1949) 6. Aston Villa 51,380 attendance at the Victoria Ground (v Arsenal) – First Division (March 29, 1937) Tottenham do not yet know when they will move into their new stadium 31 31 72,841 attendance at Hillsborough (v Manchester City) – FA Cup fifth round (February 17, 1934) 61,315 attendance at Molineux (v Liverpool) – FA Cup fifth round (February 11, 1939) 22. West Ham United no dice 31 While the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, as it is known, does not double the capacity of the old White Hart Lane, the maximum attendance of 62,062 is a large increase on the 36,284 their former home held.This total capacity makes the new arena the biggest football ground in London – behind Wembley – narrowly edging ahead of local rivals Arsenal to claim that title; their Emirates Stadium holds 59,867.The new stadium won’t, though, help Tottenham break their home attendance record, which currently stands at an astonishing 85,512, which was set at Wembley a couple of years ago. 31 MONEY 25. Middlesbrough 31center_img 31 1. Tottenham Hotspur 83,260 attendance at Maine Road (v Arsenal) – First Division (January 17, 1948) 31 31 61,905 attendance at Anfield (v Wolverhampton Wanderers) – FA Cup fourth round (February 2, 1952) shining 17. Blackburn Rovers Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 31 16. West Bromwich Albion 69,912 attendance at Burnden Park (v Manchester City) – FA Cup fifth round (February 18, 1933) 8. Charlton Athletic 15. Birmingham City 75,031 attendance at The Valley (v Aston Villa) – FA Cup fifth round (February 12, 1938) 31 31 67,037 attendance at Leeds Road (v Arsenal) – FA Cup sixth round (February 27, 1932) 31 31 24. Burnley 31 31 68,386 attendance at St James’ Park (v Chelsea) – First Division (September 3, 1930) 53,802 attendance at Ayresome Park (v Newcastle United) – First Division (December 29, 1949) 12. Newcastle United Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 31 49,946 attendance at the City Ground (v Manchester United) – First Division (October 28, 1967) 73,707 attendance at Wembley (v RC Lens) – Champions League group stage (November 25, 1998) 31 31 82,905 attendance at Stamford Bridge (v Arsenal) – First Division (October 12, 1935) Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 68,287 attendance at Bramall Lane (v Leeds United) – FA Cup fifth round (February 15, 1936) 84,569 attendance at Maine Road (v Stoke City) – FA Cup sixth round (March 3, 1934) 9. Arsenal 3. Manchester United 75,118 attendance at Roker Park (v Derby County) – FA Cup sixth round replay (March 8, 1933) 5. Everton Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Tottenham will move into their state-of-the-art new stadium in 2019.The north London club were due to move to their new home at White Hart Lane in September but delays mean supporters will have to wait until next year. 23. Hull City 18. Liverpool Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won BEST OF 4. Chelsea Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Latest Football News huge blow 31 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 64,815 attendance at the Hawthorns (v Arsenal) – FA Cup sixth round (March 6, 1937) 31 14. Huddersfield Town 85,512 attendance at Wembley (v Bayer Leverkusen) – Champions League group stage (November 2, 2016)last_img read more

first_imgKevin McHugh proved he still has plenty to offer Finn Harps after his goal earned them a much-needed three points at Finn Park.Peter Hutton’s side were still licking their wounds after their controversial exit from the FAI Cup by Longford Town last Monday evening.And Waterford, who were gathering some momentum before tonight’s game, were favourites to come away with an away result. However Harps got stuck in and grabbed all three points when Killea man McHugh netted after 34 minutes before a poor crowd of less than 300 fans.Harps restricted Waterford to not a single shot on target in the first half, while the United back-line had to be on their toes to contend with a feisty Harps attack.The visitors eventually came to life in the last quarter of an hour as Seamus Long fired over the ‘bar from four yards out, before the full-back was then denied by a superb save from Ciaran Gallagher right at the death.Harps showed two changes to the side that exited the cup on Monday night, with Kevin McHugh returning from suspension while Blaine Curtis came into partner him in what was the youngster’s first competitive start for the Donegal side. And what an impact he made alongside the experienced attacker, linking up superbly as if they had been playing together for years. McHugh’s guile and finesse coupled with the sheer energy and enthusiasm of Curtis made life hell for the Waterford back-four, who were caught napping on a couple of occasions.Curtis nipped in ahead of Kevin Murray on sixteen minutes before curling an ambitious effort just beyond the far upright, while Tommy Bonnar fired inches past the base of Kevin Burns’ left-hand post in a bright opening for Peter Hutton and Felix Healy’s men.Harps, without a win since their sole triumph of the season against Athlone three weeks ago, were the side doing all the pressing, with goalkeeper Ciaran Gallagher, surprisingly, a virtual spectator in the opening forty-five minutes.The breakthrough came eleven minutes before the break when Aaron McElwee showed great awareness to pounce on a slack goal-kick from Burns – the diminutive midfielder laying off to McHugh, who drilled beyond Burns with a composed strike from the edge of the area.The second period was a lot more subdued, with neither side really showing too much bite or invention going forward. The south-easterner’s had a couple of half-chances go a begging through the normally lethal Willie John Kiely, who never received the ball he would have liked all night.Seamus Long then found himself all alone in the box with pretty much the last kick of the game but found Gallagher in no mood to concede, as the Harps ‘keeper pulled off a Schmeichel-like save at the end.Finn Harps: Ciaran Gallagher; Paddy McLaughlin, Packie Mailey, Keith Cowan, Gareth Harkin; Mark Forker, Aaron McElwee, Tommy Bonnar, Marc Brolly; Kevin McHugh, Blaine Curtis. Subs: Garbhan Friel (Curtis, 82 mins), Ciaran Coll (Harkin, 90 mins).Waterford United: Kevin Burns; Paul Carey, Kenny Browne, Kevin Murray, Seamus Long; Gary Keane, Gary Dunphy, David Breen, Conor Sinnott; Paul Murphy, Willie John Kiely. Subs: Shane Dempsey (Breen, 59 mins), Adam McSharry (Carey, 68 mins), Dwayne Wilson (Dunphy, 78 mins). Referee: Darren Coombes.MCHUGH POUNCES TO NET ALL THREE POINTS FOR HARPS AGAINST WATERFORD was last modified: June 11th, 2011 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)last_img read more

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa – As the season draws to a close, the Drake University women’s volleyball team looks ahead to next season’s roster on National Signing Day, as the program gears up to welcome six new student-athletes for its 2020 season.The Bulldogs will welcome Macy DeLeye, Halle Wolfe and native-Iowans Jada Wills, Kara Peter, Calea Jones and Kacie Rewerts into the program next fall.”I think our 2020 class is truly exceptional,” said Drake head coach Darrin McBroom. “They certainly combine a collective athleticism unlike anything we’ve seen and competitiveness that will enhance our entire program. This group of young women are uniquely positioned to arrive at a pivotal point in our program’s evolution. They will certainly play a key role in taking it to new heights over their careers at Drake.”Calea Jones, an in-state talent from Ankeny, Iowa, is one of three outside hitters joining the team in the upcoming year. Jones, a three-year letter winner standing at 6-feet, is a two-time state qualifier and 5A state champion at Ankeny Centennial. As a team captain, she was named to the Prep Dig 2020 Iowa High School Volleyball rankings as the No. 4 right-side hitter in the state and chosen to participate in the 2019 IGCA Senior Volleyball Classic.”Calea has the drive, passion and enthusiasm to be a very successful student-athlete in our program,” McBroom said. “Coming from Ankeny Centennial, she knows what winning looks like and what it takes to get there. She is a very physically gifted athlete and she has the work ethic to go along with it.”Kacie Rewerts is an outside hitter from Nevada, Iowa. Rewerts is a three-time all-conference player and school record holder for kills at Nevada High School. She has amassed more than 1,200 kills throughout her high school career.”Kacie is a dynamic athlete,” McBroom said of Rewerts’ abilities. “She was very competitive at our camps and full of energy and passion. She’s the type of player that everyone immediately appreciated having on their team as her passion is contagious.”Jada Wills is the third outside hitter joining the Bulldogs. From Dubuque, Iowa, Wills is another three-time all-conference player with many other honors to her name. Playing with the Six Pack Volleyball Club, she was named MVP after leading the team to a national championship victory in 2018. Wills has earned over 1,500 kills in her career alongside over 1,300 digs.”I have really enjoyed watching Jada play in club over the past few seasons,” McBroom said. “Beyond being a very sound player fundamentally, Jada has the right kind of attitude that we are looking for to elevate our gym to the next level.  She is a fierce competitor who hates to lose.  I expect that she will compete for playing time in her first season either on the outside or in the back row.”Macy DeLeye, a middle blocker from Topeka, Kansas, earned many high honors throughout her time playing in high school. Among those achievements, she was a 2019 6A state runner-up and named to the all-tournament team for her performance.”Every coach who has worked with Macy brags about what an amazing work ethic she has,” McBroom said of DeLeye. “She has a very fast arm swing, a strong serve and is also a great communicator. I think she will fit in very well with our current players.”Kara Peter is the tallest of Drake’s new commits. Standing at 6-feet, 3-inches she is a towering blocker, hailing from nearby Carroll, Iowa. Peter led her team to another appearance in the 2019 state tournament.”She has the height and strength to make her presence immediately known at this level,” McBroom said. “She possesses the physical ability and the competitive nature that we are looking for to continue to move Drake volleyball to the next level.”Rounding out the incoming signees will be Halle Wolfe, a libero from Lakeville, Minn. Starting at libero in every set of every match in her career, she has twice been team captain. She was a 2017 state and conference champion, along with earning all-conference honors in 2018. This year, she was named to the all-state and all-tournament teams in Minnesota. Wolfe totaled 1,629 digs in her career. McBroom expressed his excitement over the addition of a new libero, especially one with Wolfe’s proven background.”Halle comes from one of the premier clubs in the country at Northern Lights as a libero with exemplary leadership skills,” McBroom said.  “Even when she has played up from her age division on teams, she has been looked to as a leader.”All six players join the roster for the 2020 season with the potential to fill immediate needs for the Bulldogs. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more