first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano NBA’s biggest stars set for All-Star Saturday competitions Far Eastern University snagged a spot in the top four early after fending off University of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-12, 25-19, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer “This is a big morale-booster for us because this got the players to get their confidence back.”FEU’s surge, however, didn’t start in the third nor second set but in the very first period when the Lady Tamaraws were down 23-19.The Lady Tamaraws used a 6-0 run to close out the first set, the only time this season that they took the opening period.Heather Guino-o led FEU with 11 points while Toni Rose Basas and Bernadeth Pons had 10 and nine points, respectively.Carlos had 15 points to lead the Lady Maroons’ charge.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View comments The Lady Tamaraws steadied their record to 2-2 and joined Ateneo at no. 4 while the Lady Maroons dropped their third straight game and are now at seventh with a 1-3 card. From a 9-9 deadlock in the third set, FEU ramped up the ante and went on a 7-0 run that UP ironically capped off with an error as the Lady Tamaraws took a 16-9 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlthough UP managed to cut the deficit to 22-19, Celine Domingo came up big in the clutch and blocked Diana Carlos for FEU’s 24-19 lead before Jeanette Villareal ended the Lady Maroons with a service ace.“We somehow managed to find a way to redeem ourselves because if we lose three straight it will be hard for us to come back,” said FEU head coach George Pascua in Filipino. last_img read more

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Dan Palami says strengthening the national program is the next step for the national squad. —AFPDUBAI—Whether it’s financial support or emotional attachment, perhaps no other person has invested on the Philippines men’s national team in its quest for international glory than Dan Palami.That’s why the long-time Azkals manager was also quick to take responsibility on the team’s inability to reach the knockout round of the AFC Asian Cup here.ADVERTISEMENT Palami hired Swedish coach Sven-Goran Eriksson for the AFF Suzuki Cup and the Asian Cup, and the former England mentor managed to lead the Azkals to two wins, two draws and five defeats.Football director Scott Cooper, who lacked the coaching badges to handle the squad in a major tournament like the Asian Cup but spearheaded the start of the preparations until Eriksson took charge, will remain with the team.“Coach Sven’s engagement ends in this tournament,” Palami said. “Meanwhile, we have our football director Scott Cooper taking the reins in the senior team as well as preparing for Under-22 and Under-23 tournament. It is going to be exciting times in the next months.”The Under-22 side will see action in the Southeast Asian Games that will be hosted by the Philippines late in the year, while the Azkals are set to join the next cycle of World Cup qualifyingADVERTISEMENT The Azkals lost all three matches in their group against higher-ranked foes, but a strong performance in the 1-0 defeat South Korea and a first-ever goal by Stephan Schrock in the competition will be among the positives that can be taken away from their debut in the continental showpiece event.“The thing for me as a manager, I felt that we had actually a chance to get out of the group,” Palami said. “Maybe there were some other things that the management or the coaching staff could have done in order for us to get out of it, but we have to accept the result.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsPalami has been bankrolling the squad’s campaign along with the Philippine Football Federation for close to a decade. And a first-ever appearance in the Asian Cup remains the biggest achievement for the country in the sport.“We’re happy and privileged to be part of this tournament, but we want to make sure that this won’t be the last time we join this tournament,” Palami said. “Our Under-22, Under-23 and senior teams will progress even further in the coming years.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college SMC ‘Grand Slam’ nets sports chief Chua Danny Floro trophy In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

first_imgA man charged in connection with the 2012 murder of a Northern Ireland prison officer has appeared in court after his arrest in Co Donegal yesterday.Damien McLaughlin appeared at the High Court in Dublin, and has been remanded in custody until 20 March. He was arrested in Ramelton yesterday and charged following the shooting dead of David Black in November 2012.Mr McLaughlin was granted bail in May 2014 but had not been seen by police since last November.Wearing a grey jumper and blue jeans, Mr McLaughlin, of Glenties Road in Belfast, said nothing during his Dublin High Court appearance.He was arrested under a European Arrest Warrant by gardai as part of a joint intelligence-led operation with the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI).A Detective Sergeant from the Garda Special Branch told the court Mr McLaughlin was a “terrorist on the run” who was a flight risk and possibly armed, which justified the use of force as he was detained by police.Another man, aged 59, and a woman, 47, were also arrested during the operation.David Black was shot dead as he drove to work at Maghaberry prisonDet Ch Supt Raymond Murray, from PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch, said: “The PSNI has been liaising closely with An Garda Siochana and today’s arrests demonstrate the benefits of joint working between police forces and other national partner agencies.“As part of the operation a 59-year old man was also arrested in Donegal and a 47-year-old woman was arrested in Belfast.”The PSNI said senior detectives had contacted the Black family today to update them on developments.Man arrested in Donegal in connection with murder is remanded in custody was last modified: March 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)last_img read more

first_imgNEIL BARRETT is one of Donegal’s best known fitness trainers, nutritionists and sports scientists.In a new series of articles for Donegal Daily, he will be writing about – and helping to tackle – an issue many people chose to ignore…obesity, and in particular childhood and teenage obesity.STOP KILLING YOUR KIDS WITH KINDNESS: BY NEIL BARRETT A bit of an alarmist headline but it gets your attention and, in essence, it’s very much true. After a very damming report last week relating to the rate at which Irish children, adolescents (and adults) are fast becoming the fattest in Europe, I have been asked by Donegal Daily to write a series of articles pertaining to health, nutrition and fitness specifically for adolescents that I hope will help the teenager, parent, guardian or carer make changes that deliver a long-lasting result.All the information is out there on healthy eating and exercise but unless you have a background in biomedical sciences it is extremely difficult to decipher the good information from the bad.Over the coming weeks I hope to offer advice on fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits for teenagers to help them make choices for a more fit, healthy and happy life.Phones, tablets, internet, X-Box, social media, alcohol, fast food…. the list of variables affecting adolescent health and fitness goes on. Teenagers are under huge amounts of pressure whether it’s exam stress, self-esteem, peer pressure or hormonal.Only 12 per cent of 10- to 18-year-olds get the recommended level of at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. One in four is obese or overweight.So let us begin with this, if your child has a higher than average body fat % they are overweight because of you!You are responsible for them, you do the shopping, make the breakfast, lunch and dinners. Period!Now that is not to say it is directly your fault, you didn’t do this on purpose. But it is in your best interests to become aware of what your child should and should not be doing on a daily basis. Healthy lifestyle practices during adolescence are very important for lifelong good health and quality of life.Most parents are very much aware of the healthy principles for growth periods from ages 1 to 4.However, information on healthy lifestyle practices for the adolescent to adult period is less readily available.This is an extremely important period in all our lifetimes and one which has become very distorted in modern society. Think about this: the incubation period for most environmental disease (cancer, heart disease etc.) is 20-30 years.The highest rate of incidence is 40+years, therefore the foundations of heart disease and cancer begins in our teens and early adulthood.We know of no better preventable measure against all known diseases than healthy eating and an active lifestyle.Read my article next Thursday, and every Thursday, for a look at ways to help our teens reap the rewards of healthy habits.ABOUT NEIL:Neil Barrett MSc. BSc. Hons. Rnut. ANSI. UKSCA. MSc. (Master of Science in Human Nutrition)BSc. Hons. (Bachelor of Science in Sports Science & exercise physiology)RNut. (Registered Nutritionist with the UKVRN)Lecturer (Letterkenny Institute of Technology)UKSCA accredited Strength & Conditioning coachCrossFit level 1 trainer (ANSI)TRX & Rip60 Master trainer (Freemotion)Kettlebell level 1 trainer (Agustu)Coaching Ireland accredited & registered level 1 weightlifting coachPre & Post Natal exercise professional (NCEHS)A master Nutritionist, sport scientist, exercise physiologist, lecturer, gym owner & professional strength & conditioning coach, Neil is one the most highly qualified & experienced individuals working in the Irish fitness sector.Upon completion of a Master’s degree in nutrition, Bachelor of Science Honours Degree in exercise science & physiology & affiliation with three separate Strength & Conditioning governing bodies, Neil ventured to the nation’s capital where he was based for the last 3 years working as a freelance nutritionist for Hewlett Packard, Aviva, Allied Irish Bank & Dell, devising & delivering with great success nutrition workshops & plans for their employees.In addition to his nutritionist work he has also worked as a lecturer & presenter for University of Limerick, Coaching Ireland, The Lucozade Sport Education program, Profi-Fitness International teaching school, the Irish Rugby Institute & more recently he joined the lecturing staff at the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.His most fulfilling ventures to date however lay in his work as a strength & conditioning coach. His first experience in this area came in 2008 when he worked as a Performance analyst with the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland at The University of Ulster in Jordanstown. Here, he was exposed to the training techniques that influence a team/individuals ability to improve performance & he became hooked.Since then he has worked as the primary coach for many Dublin based GAA & rugby teams, St. Eunan’s GAA, Donegal U21 GAA, Irish triathlete’s & GP2 international professional racing drivers. Furthermore, he has also worked as a secondary coach/intern with the coaching staff of the Irish Senior International Soccer Team, the Italian Senior International Rugby Team, Aston Villa F.C., Millwall F.C. & MK Dons F.C.In 2010 he discovered CrossFit, the most innovative & advanced fitness training program to date. This has brought his own fitness & training techniques to a new level, which he implements in his program design. In 2013 he travelled to the home of CrossFit in California where he became an ANSI accredited CrossFit Level 1 certified trainer.After many years in academia, travelling & working away from home, Neil has returned to his home town of Letterkenny to impart all he has learned to help those in his local community. By combining his exercise physiology & nutrition background Neil has forged a place as Ireland’s leading weight management & performance consultants.In June of 2013 Neil opened the doors of his first business venture, CrossFit Letterkenny, which has since expanded to the largest training & nutrition centre in Donegal, Fit-Hub Ireland Ltd.  The success of the facility hasn’t gone unnoticed as Neil & his team were awarded Best Business Start-up by the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce 2014.  Neil also undertook the primary Strength & Conditioning roles with St. Eunans Senior GAA and helped them to the county championship & a first ever Ulster semi-final for the club.NEW COLUMN: STOP KILLING YOUR KIDS WITH KINDNESS was last modified: May 13th, 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:healthNutritionobesityteenagelast_img read more

first_imgDONEGAL GAA’s finances are in a healthy state after Treasurer Cieran Kelly reported a cool €87,513 profit for the year gone by.Mr Kelly, delivering his third annual financial report to County Convention, outlined an increase in both income and expenditure.Confirmation that Donegal GAA is now a big bucks business is laid bare in the bottom lines of the financial figures with turnover shooting beyond €1.4million in the last year. Income showed a 17 per cent rise with €1,402,522 passing through the books this year while Donegal GAA’s expenditure rose 10.4 per cent to €1,191,409 for the same period.Gate receipts accounted for a massive jump in income this year, up almost €50,000 for the last 12 months.Gate receipts for 2016 were €195,240 – climbing from €147,498 in the previous year.Mr Kelly put the sharp increase down to the partnerships with the new competitions sponsors – All Sports and Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure. The gate receipts for the 2016 Donegal SFC final between Glenswilly and Kilcar were up by €11,000 and the figure was ‘one of the biggest on record’, Mr Kelly reported.Commercial income was up by €50,000, with new sponsorship deals with KN and MCR Group contributing to that, while fundraising ventures raised over €100,000 in 2016.Termon delegate Grace Boyle, herself a former County Treasurer, asked for a breakdown of the fundraising, something which will be furnished to clubs at the January meeting of the County Committee.Team administration expenses rose by €135,000 – an increase of some 17 per cent.“We had an overseas training camp this year and there was also an increase in travel expenses for players – we have more players outside the county now and we have more players to look after,” Mr Kelly explained. Former Donegal footballer and All-Ireland winner Matt Gallagher, acting as the Naomh Bríd delegate, queried the figures for team expenses, with items like catering (€155,316), overnights and holiday (€118,939), sports gear and laundry (€168,464) all rising.Mr Kelly responded: “A lot of teams come with a big wish list but they leave with something that is a lot less. We are doing our best to keep costs under control.”County Chairman Sean Dunnion further clarified that there will not be an overseas training camp for the Donegal senior football team in 2017.Spending on the area of coaching and games development was up by around €40,000, while admin expenses showed a big decrease, dropping from €125,000 to €82,000. Two new faces were elected onto the Donegal County Executive this afternoon and it’s largely a case of ‘as you were’ at the top table.St Mary’s Convoy clubman Conor McDermott takes over as Coaching Officer while St Michael’s man Liam McElhinney was elected as one of the Ulster Council delegates.McDermott is the new Coaching Officer as he succeeds from Anthony Harkin, who completed a five-year term in the position at this afternoon’s County Convention.McDermott was elected unopposed to the post after Mick McGrath and Pauric Harvey withdrew their names from the race.McElhinney returns to the top table again as he was successful in the election for Ulster Council posts.Killybegs’ Pat Conaghan – first elected to the Donegal GAA Management Committee in 1971, some 45 years ago – completed his term as an Ulster Council delegate and vacated the role.PJ McGowan was comfortably elected on the first count to retain his Ulster Council delegate position, taking 78 first preferences, easily exceeding the quota of 54.McElhinney, Brendan Kelly (St Mary’s Convoy) and Denis Ellis (Naomh Columba) were left vying for the other seat.Ellis was eliminated on the second count, having claimed 12 first preference votes and, in the end, McElhinney (53) defeated Kelly (48) by five votes and was deemed elected without having reached the quota.Sean Dunnion was elected to get a fifth – and final – year as Donegal GAA Chairman.Frankie Doherty (Vice Chairman), Aideen Gillen (Secretary), Declan Martin (Assistant Secretary), Cieran Kelly (Treasurer), Paddy Tinney (Assistant Treasurer), Ed Byrne (PRO), Seamus Ó Domhnaill (Central Council Delegate) David McLoone (Development Officer) and Fergus Mac Aoidh (Oifigeach Gaeilge agus Cultúir) all retained their portfolios without opposition.Big bucks: Donegal GAA turnover exceeds €1.4million in 2016 was last modified: December 11th, 2016 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cieran KellyDonegal GAAlast_img read more

first_imgBallylast National School: Sponsored walk will take place on Sunday 24th March at 11:30am. The walk will start at the Riverclub, Castlefinn and go to the school. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Fancy Dress is optional. Adults €5 and Children are free. Everyone is welcome. Messy Hands Baby and Toddler Group: Runs every Tuesday morning in the CPI Centre from11.00am-12.30pm. New members are always welcome and this is a great opportunity to get children socialising from an early age before playschool.  Community Walking Group: Runs every Wednesday morning at 10.30am. All new and past members are welcome. This is a great opportunity to come along and get to know people in the local community under the guidance of your local walking leader. For further information please contact the CPI Centre on 074-9143976. Whist: Ladies. 1st Bridie Campbell, Castlederg with 178. 2nd Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford with 172 and 3rd Brigid Edwards, Castlefinn with 162. Gents: 1st place was a tie between Francie Curran, Castlefinn and Paddy Friel, Glenswilley with 168. 3rd Berni Mc Cullagh, Sion Mills with 165. 1st Half Davy O Donnell, Letterkenny with 89. 2nd Half Patsy O Hagan, Cloughfinn with 84. Snowball next week is €110 for 182 or more. Everyone is welcome on Wednesdays to St. Mary’s Hall, Castlefinn at 8:30pm.  St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop: We would like to make an appeal for clothing, bric-a-brac and furniture for our shop. Arrangements can be made to collect or deliver. Items which we are looking for are Coffee Table, Sofa Bed, and 2 4ft beds. If you can help please call074-9146726. Robert Emmetts G. F.C: Membership enrolment night for 3013 will be held in the Club rooms at Stranamuck on Wed. night the 27th. Feb. at 7-30. Membership fee this year is €35 and an official membership application form is available for completion. Community Gardening Course: Would you like to learn how to grow your own fruit and veg, avail of the use of a Polytunnell, learn about pests and pesticides and soil testing in the garden? We will be running a six week course most likely on a Thursday or Friday Morning starting early March. If you would like further info please contact Mary/Corina on 074 – 9143976.  DD LOCAL: CASTLEFINN NOTES was last modified: February 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Castlefinn noteslast_img read more

first_imgDonegal Action Against Austerity has responded to claims by Cllr Mickey Doherty that signs erected in Inishowen depicting the Taosieach in cartoon form were a disgrace.  The Fine Gael county councillor made the claims at a meeting of Donegal County Council.DAAA has said that Cllr has obviously never heard of Irish Pictorial Weekly, Scrap Saturday, Spitting Image and Punch Magazine. “This is a well-worn peaceful method of holding the political elite to account. The term is ‘political satire’ for his information.“Cllr Doherty went on to say that the people who put the sings up have nothing else to do. He would not give a location for the offending signs.“We, the DAAA, are the organization who put them up and we have plenty of work ahead of us fighting the ‘draconian’ policies that Mickey Doherty’s government are inflicting on the people of Inishowen and Ireland,” said a spokesman.The group said it erected two signs in Castlefinn, two in Buncrana, two in Carndonagh and two signs in Moville and we will be updating these signs in the months to come. They added what was really disgraceful is that none of the Inishowen Fine Gael public representatives attended the meeting in the Colgan Hall last Friday night about the closure of beds at Carndonagh Community Hospital.“Sinn Fein, Fianna Fail and Labour representatives were present at this meeting yet Joe McHugh, the Fine Gael TD for North East Donegal did not attend, sending his apologies that he was attending a family wedding.“Joe McHugh was elected to represent his constituents not to‘party’ while beds in a local community hospital were being closed down. The arrogance of the Fine Gael party beggars belief.”The group said it also attended a meeting in Glencrow Community Centre several months ago where Mickey Doherty was asked why he did not support the motion that Cllr Jack Murray proposed in favour of Sinn Fein’s ‘Axe the Property Tax’ Bill.“His response was ‘I voted the way I was told to vote’. Mickey Doherty was elected to represent the best interests the people of Inishowen in Donegal County Council rather than be a ‘puppet’ following the ‘party whip’,” claimed the DAAA. The group added that the local Council elections will come around next June and hopefully the people of Inishowen will remember the callous acts of the Fine Gael Party, on a national and local level.“The only way to effectively deal with those ‘career politicians’ who break their promises is to not re-elect them,” claimed a statement.THE JOKE IS ON FINE GAEL OVER SIGNS IN INISHOWEN – DAAA was last modified: June 3rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cllr Mickey DohertyDAAAInishowenlast_img read more

first_imgMissing: Damaris Gualdo SanchezPolice in north Belfast are becoming increasingly concerned for the welfare of 26 year old Spanish national Damaris Gualdo Sanchez. Damaris was last seen in the Dublin Road area of Belfast at around 9.30pm on Sunday 16th March.Damaris is described as being of average height, slim build with brown hair and eyes and is believed to have been wearing an olive green coat, black trousers and possibly a red scarf.Officers are investigating the possibility that Damaris may be in the Republic of Ireland however it has not been ruled out that she may still be in Northern Ireland and would ask Damaris, or anyone with any information as to her whereabouts, to contact CID in Tennent Street on 04890 650 222.  HAVE YOU SEEN MISSING SPANISH WOMAN? was last modified: March 21st, 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:Damaris Gualdo Sanchezmissinglast_img read more

first_imgThe countdown has now well and truly begun to this years Strabane Lifford Half Marathon and 5K family fun run and walk which takes place this Sunday.After a hugely successful inaugural event held last year, organisers are expecting upwards of 1,000 participants to take to the streets of the border towns, the only such cross border race of its kind in the region.The 5K event will precede the main Half Marathon race, with the 5K starting at 11am and the big race starting at 12pm. In many respects, this event is also a race of the bridges, with the event traversing the three bridges over the Mourne and Foyle rivers as it weaves its way from Strabane into Lifford and Ballindrait before returning along the canal into Ballymagorry and finishing up again in Strabane. Last years event attracted much favourable comment from participants, and while the atmosphere, organisation, and support received considerable praise, the fast, flat nature of the course also helped many to lifetime bests over the distance. The event is also unique to the North West, with the race the only such event taking place on both sides of the border.The cross border and cross community nature of the event is also symbolised through this years specially designed medal keenly sought after both by Half Marathon and 5K participants. The medal depicts the ‘Let the Dance Begin’ sculptures which now stand tall at the old Camels Hump checkpoint crossing and which now symbolise peace, reconciliation and community regeneration.The partnership approach to the event sees the newly formed Derry City and Strabane District Council join forces with Lifford Athletic Club to plan and organise the event and where a top quality race can be expected again this year.This race is ideally positioned in the race calendar and will serve as perfect preparation for anyone planning to run the Walled City Marathon at the end of May. While the Half Marathon is the main focus of the event, the 5K run and walk is also expected to attract huge numbers of runners, joggers and walkers over the shorter distance. At only €20 for the Half Marathon and €6 for the 5K, technical t-shirts, specially designed medals, chip timing, pacers, a €3,500 prize fund and much more, this represents one of the best value events around.On Line registration is available on the Athletics Ireland and Athletics NI web sites with postal entry also available. Further information is available on the Strabane Lifford Half Marathon Facebook page or contact Aiden Lynch at Strabane District Council on 048 71 382204 or Brendan O’Donnell on 086 6007847.MORE THAN 1,000 RUNNERS AND WALKERS EXPECTED FOR LIFFORD/STRABANE HALF-MARATHON was last modified: April 20th, 2015 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:donegalhalf marathonLifford/Strabanelast_img read more

first_imgIf you have time enough to complain about what’s not right, you have the time to generate ideas that would make things better. You also have time to sell people on your ideas. If you are going to invest your time working on a problem, then you may as well shoot for a positive outcome and do something about it.If you have enough time to spend it on the Internet reading the news, checking sports scores, or hanging out on social media sites, you have the time necessary to nurture your dream clients. If you are going to spend time on the Internet, make it worthwhile by finding an idea that you can use to establish yourself as someone who thinks about business, and then send it to your dream clients.If you have the time to go to a restaurant for lunch, then you have the time to take a client, prospect, or someone in your community to lunch. If you are going to eat anyway, you may as well develop or deepen a relationship.If you have time to drive yourself across town to see a client, then you have time to listen to an audio book or podcast that will help you improve some aspect of your life. If you are spending time in the car, you might as well make that car your private university on wheels and give yourself and education.If you have time to watch more than an hour of television, then you have time to read a book. And if you have time to read a book (and you do), then you have time to take notes so that you can apply what you are reading to some aspect of your life. You also have time to put those notes into some format you can use to teach others and massively strengthen your learning.If you have time to complain about not having enough time, then you have time to plan your week. If you are going to focus on the time you believe you don’t have, you might as well make it productive and develop a plan to deal with all of your commitments.You have enough time. Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more