Along with the Inconnu Swim Club, the other participating clubs at the event were the Grande Prairie Piranhas, Peace River Wahoos Swim Club, Hay River Lions Swim Club and the Grande Cache Otters.By the time all of the events were completed, the Inconnu Swim Club had built a healthy lead over its next closest competitor. The Inconnu finished with a total of 5,898.5 points, while second place went to the Grande Prairie Piranhas with a score of 2,063 points.Among the individual events, in the girls 800 metre freestyle, Jordan Eyles finished with a time of 11:15:26, and second was Brittany Welsh. She completed her race in 11:41:88. – Advertisement -In the girls 200 metre breast stroke, Nadia St. John finished first as she registered a time of 4:32:02. The second spot went to Sarah Webster as she clocked in at 4:32:14 In the boys 1500 metre freestyle, Tate Haugan took the top spot. He registered a time of 20:08:91, while Mackenzie Ternier-Smith finished with a 25:05:01.The boys 200 metre breast stroke saw Logan Schar clock in a time of 3:48:36 for first place, and Griffin Ternier-Smith took the second spot with a time of 4:08:10Advertisement The Inconnu swimmers will be in the pool again next weekend for a meet in Grande Prairie.
1 Jan Vertonghen Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has defended Jan Vertonghen after his former boss Tim Sherwood claimed the Dutchman cannot defend.Sherwood, who spent five months in charge of Spurs last season, made the accusation against Vertonghen after Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Chelsea.Sherwood said: “Vertonghen is so poor. Can’t move his feet. He looks elegant with the ball but he just can’t defend.”But Pochettino has now come out and defended his player in the wake of Sherwood’s comments.“People can have their opinions but I am very happy with Jan. I am not aware of these comments. I give my opinions in private,” said Pochettino.“I think Jan in his first season was maybe the best central defender in England. Maybe last season he was not as good, but he is still a very important player for us.”
WEDNESDAY IS BUY 1 GET 1 FREE NITE @ KELLYS!!1/4lb STEAKBURGER & CHIPSorBBQ CHICKEN FILLET BURGER & CHIPS…€8 EACH & BUY 1 GET 1 FREEEEEEEEEE 🙂Kellys-Restaurant Mountain Top, Letterkenny = Best Value Restaurant in Town. DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE DAY: BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE AT KELLY’S MOUNTAIN TOP was last modified: April 12th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:DONEGALDAILY DEAL OF THE DAY: BUY ONEGET ONE FREE AT KELLY’S MOUNTAIN TOP
Donegal Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has called on the Government to take control of unfinished housing estates around the country which have been abandoned by developers.Speaking during a Seanad debate on unfinished housing estates this week, Senator Ó Domhnaill said abandoned housing units which are on the verge of completion should be taken over by the State and used as social and affordable housing.The Donegal Senator said: “The National Housing Development Survey (published in October 2010) identified that there are over 2,846 housing developments where construction had commenced but had not been completed. This translates into approximately 179,273 housing units for which planning permission has been granted. “More than 100,000 units are either vacant, nearly complete, at various stages of construction or passed through the planning process but construction has not taken place.“There are families around the country who invested in a new home on the understanding that all site works would be complete. A home is one of the biggest investments in anyone’s life. To have paid for a property that is incomplete or inaccessible is heart-breaking for many.“Sitting back and doing nothing is not an option. Developers, banks, local authorities and the Government must continue to build on the moves that have been made to tackle this nationwide problem.“A fund of €5 million was made available by the previous Government to address immediate safety issues on such estates. To date, approximately €1.3 million has been allocated to 15 local authorities. “The types of works that have been approved to date include the fencing off of unsecured and hazardous areas, capping of pipes, installation of street lighting and other works to secure sites. While I welcome the establishment of a National Co-Ordination Committee, chaired by the Minister for Housing Willie Penrose, and involves key stakeholders.“I understand that 28 of the 2,846 housing development have been transferred to NAMA and as such I believe the State should lease or purchase these developments with the aim of providing these units for social and affordable housing, to help reduce the number of individuals/families on waiting lists.”UNFINISHED ESTATES SHOULD BE USED FOR SOCIAL HOUSING, SAYS SENATOR was last modified: July 15th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Senator Brian O’Domhnaillunfinished estates
The She Cranes will be taking part in only their their Netball World Cup. (PHOTOS/Courtesy)Netball World Cup 2019England vs UgandaM&S Bank Arena, EnglandFriday, 12-07-2019 @7pmAfter a four-year-long wait, the Netball World Cup is finally set to get underway on Friday, July 12th, 2019.Eight matches will be played on the day, two from each of the four groups.The Uganda National Netball Women’s team, the She Cranes will be in action against the England Roses at the M&S Bank Arena.The She Cranes who are ranked 6th in the world, head into the game as underdogs and will be out to upset the odds.Having lost all four of their last meetings with England, Vincent Kiwanuka’s charges must know how big a task it will be, beating the Roses.England defeated Uganda 55-49 at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia before sweeping the She Cranes in an international build-up series.The Roses have defeated Uganda in all of their last four match-ups.This is Uganda’s third appearance at the Netball World cup having reached the finals in Trinidad and Tobago (1979) and Australia (2015).In Trinidad, they finished 13th before an 8th place finish in the last edition.For Kiwanuka, he will look up to the duo of Peace Proscovia and Mary Nuba to try and get past an England side that is ranked 2nd in the International Netball World Rankings.Proscovia had a successful spell with English side Loughborough Lightening before crossing to Australia.For Nuba, she is currently at Loughborough where she hit the ground running, winning the Vitality Netball Golden Shot Award just months after making her debut.England on the other hand are targeting a first-ever World Cup triumph despite reaching the last four of every tournament since 2006.What you should know about the Netball World Cup 2019The 2019 Netball World Cup will be the 15th staging of the premier competition in international netball, contested every four years. The tournament will be held from 12–21 July 2019 at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool, England.Sixteen teams will contest the 2019 tournament. Five teams automatically qualified by virtue of their high ranking position in the World Rankings and, England qualified as the host nation.The remaining ten teams qualified via regional qualification tournaments, with two teams selected from each of the five international netball regions; Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.The other games on FridayGroup A-Australia Vs Northern Ireland @11am-Zimbabwe Vs Sri Lanka @11amGroup B-New Zealand Vs Malawi @1pm-Barbados Vs Singapore @1pmGroup C-Jamaica Vs Fiji @3pm-South Africa Vs Trinidad and Tobago @3pmGroup D-Scotland Vs Samoa @7pmComments Tags: England RosesMary NubaNetball World cup 2019Peace Proscoviashe cranestopVincent Kiwanuka
By Robyn DiPietro-Wells[Flickr, Fire Support Certification Exercise, by The U.S. Army, CC BY 2.0] Retrieved on Nov. 3, 2015In early September 2003 in Fayetteville, NC near Fort Bragg, my dogs and I were waiting out Hurricane Isabel. Being approximately 90 miles inland we didn’t need to evacuate and instead spent the day napping on the couch waiting for the weather to clear. At some point a loud crash rattled the house causing the dogs to bark. My very first thought was, “That’s strange. Why would they be firing artillery during a hurricane?” However, a few minutes later, I remembered my dogs never barked at artillery fire, so what was that loud crash? I went to our back window and saw a huge tree had fallen from the neighbor’s property into our yard, crushing our fence but missing our house. It was then I realized I was so accustomed to the noise of military life that I didn’t even think a crashing noise in the midst of a hurricane was anything but business as usual!Families around the globe, living in a variety of situations, deal with noise pollution all the time. A quick GoogleTM search for the definition of noise pollution and you will find that it is “harmful or annoying levels of noise, as from airplanes, industry, etc.” Living near an airport, a police or fire station, train tracks, or even in a busy city exposes families to noise pollution. However, military families living on or near an installation, even in remote locations, can also experience this as well. Our home was roughly 13 miles from the heart of Fort Bragg yet we also experienced blasts that shook our home.How does noise pollution affect children? How does it affect children with disabilities? Are those effects any different when the noises are coming from explosions or aircraft? Many military families report that most children get used to these noises the same way adults do. For some children who are new to an installation with many explosions they might startle, duck under their desks, or try to hide at first. However, with time they adapt. Some children develop a keen awareness and can tell the difference between a bombing run, sonic boom, an airplane on a flight path, and thunder. Other children find the noises exciting, especially when it comes from an airplane. They may want to look out the window or go outside because they imagine that one of their parents might be on that plane. For most military children, they learn early what the noises are and they adapt.For others, including some children with disabilities, these noises can be downright terrifying. For children with anxiety or sensory disorders, it can be very scary, especially at times when a parent is deployed. The child may become very scared because they are too young to understand how far away combat is or from where the noise is coming. One military mother reported that her daughter, who has an anxiety disorder, “would just scream and scream. And it keeps you up at night and breaks your dishes.” While a lot of families adapt to the noise, for many of the families with whom practitioners work this kind of noise pollution is a daily intrusion into the family’s life and overall well-being.How can you as an Early Interventionist or Early Childhood Special Educator support families and children like those described? What things do you as a practitioner need to know and understand to better serve these populations? In the upcoming webinar on Nov. 12, the MFLN Family Development Early Intervention team will discuss inclusive and supportive environments. Noise pollution will be one of the many issues our presenters will touch on. To learn more, or to join us at 11 a.m. EST on Nov. 12, go to the event page.This post was written by Robyn DiPietro-Wells & Amy Santos, PhD, members of the MFLN FD Early Intervention team, which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
Steve Darcis sent Belgium into its first Davis Cup final for more than a century by beating Federico Delbonis on Sunday in the decisive fifth match against Argentina.Darcis, who lost his opening singles match and was defeated in doubles on Saturday as Argentina built a 2-1 lead, finally grabbed a point with a 6-4, 2-6, 7-5, 7-6 (3) win in a deafening atmosphere at the Forest National.Earlier, Belgium’s No. 1 player David Goffin defeated Diego Schwartzman to draw Belgium level.Belgium reached its first final since 1904 and will play Britain in the Nov. 27-29 match. Argentina, which has never won the Davis Cup, was looking for a fifth final in the team competition.Belgium will host Britain in the final from Nov. 27-29 in a repeat of their 1904 final when the Britons won 5-0 at Wimbledon.Also read: Murray sends Britain into 1st Davis Cup final in 37 years Darcis and his teammates celebrated their 3-2 win with a lap of honor and thanked fans for their noisy support over the weekend.”For our small country it’s pretty good. For me, it’s really big. I fight and I fight and this time I had the win,” said Darcis. “David Goffin played great, he gave me the chance to finish the job.”Darcis had a 5-3 lead in the fourth set but showed some nerves at a crucial moment as he struggled with his serve. He allowed Delbonis to level at 5-5 after wasting a first match point with a forehand into the net and Delbonis canceled a second with a winner.advertisementAlso read: India lose Davis Cup tie 1-3 to Czech Republic But Darcis found his best tennis in the tiebreaker. He jumped to a 5-1 lead and earned four match points with a super lob that delighted his supporters. Delbonis saved the first match point before Darcis sealed the match with a smash and fell on his back, with his teammates rushing to him as celebrations started.”Inside it was so hard to stay calm,” Darcis said. “I was so tight when I had the first two match points but I played an amazing tiebreak. We said before it would be a very long weekend and that was the case.”Earlier, Goffin had put the Belgians back on track by dispatching Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-2, 6-1 after hitting 38 winners and breaking six times.Schwartzman replaced Argentina’s No.1 player Leonardo Mayer, who said he was too tired after winning Saturday’s doubles with Carlos Berlocq.
New Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) India will cherish the memory of Fidel Castro, President Pranab Mukherjee said today as he condoled the passing away of the revolutionary Cuban leader.President Castro was a friend of India. The people of India admired him for his struggle for the liberty and progress of his people, Mukherjee said in a message to Raul Castro Ruz, the President of the Councils of State and Ministers, the Republic of Cuba.”It was with great sadness that I received the news of the passing of your brother and Former President of Cuba, President Fidel Castro Ruz, Leader of Cubas Revolution. Please accept my heartfelt condolences,” the President said.India was among the first countries to recognise Cuba after the success of his 1959 Revolution. Under Castros charismatic leadership, Cuba made commendable achievement, particularly in the fields of education, health, bio-technology and sports, he said.”He has long been a towering figure on the world stage, including at the helm of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).”We shall always cherish President Castros personal contribution to the close relations between India and Cuba. Memories of President Castros visit to New Delhi for the NAM Summit in 1983 are still fresh in our minds. India mourns with the people of the Republic of Cuba,” Mukherjee said.People of India will cherish the memory of this revolutionary leader whose ideas and action not only inspired his people or people of Latin America but people all over the world who want to break the tyranny of the system and want to express freely their views, the President said in a televised address.advertisement”He had true personal relationship with former Prime Ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi.”As leader of the NAM, Fidel Castro made immense contribution and worked with India side-by-side. Since the success of his revolution in Cuba in 1959, India was one of the first countries to recognise diplomatically Cuba after the revolution,” Mukherjee said.The communist idol, who led a rebel army to improbable victory in Cuba, embraced Soviet-style communism and defied the power of 10 US presidents during his half century rule, died at age of 90.Cubas government has announced that Castros ashes would be interred on December 4 in the eastern city of Santiago, the birthplace of his revolution. PTI AKV KIS
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Sheldon Richardson is eager to find out when he’ll be able to play this season.The New York Jets defensive lineman has already been suspended the first four regular-season games by the NFL. He’s awaiting word on if he’ll have to sit out a few more.“When I get the date of when I actually can return, then I can actually start moving forward,” Richardson said after practice Aug. 26. “Until then, it’s just going to be a cloud over my head.”Richardson was suspended July 2 for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He could face an additional suspension from Commissioner Roger Goodell after he was charged with resisting arrest in Missouri on July 14 and not reporting it to the team — a possible violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.Richardson was in a high-speed road race in which he traveled up to 143 mph, and sped from police, who found a loaded gun in his car, which smelled of burnt marijuana. One of his three passengers was a 12-year-old boy.Richardson’s arraignment is scheduled for Aug. 31 in Missouri. He’ll remain with the team while his lawyers handle things, and remains confident he ultimately won’t face jail time.“I really don’t think it’ll go that far,” he said, “but we’ll see.”Richardson acknowledged that he’s anxious about his situation, and uncertain as to what to expect from Goodell and the league as far as a possible extension to his suspension.“That’s out of my hands, right there,” he said. “Whatever happens, happens. … I could go from four games to however long he wants to give me, so it’s pretty tough.”Richardson was the 2013 Defensive Rookie of the Year and played in the Pro Bowl last season. Because he’ll be sitting out at least the first four games, Richardson has been mainly working with the backups during training camp and in preseason games, while first-round pick Leonard Williams has gotten the bulk of the playing time with the starters.“It’s most definitely been a humbling experience,” he said about his situation. “I’ve just got to learn from it. I consider myself a humble guy off camera.”Richardson apologized to the organization and his teammates after the news of his arrest came out, something he withheld from even his parents until reports on the internet surfaced early in training camp.Several Jets players offered public support for Richardson, with many saying he was a good person who made a mistake and just needs to get his life situated.Richardson said the camaraderie of his teammates has been “comforting.” He added that after the first day following the news, he didn’t feel the need to keep saying he was sorry to his teammates.“They’ve been my teammates, same regular conversations,” he said. “They’re waiting on the verdict, just like I am, and waiting for me to get back and carry on.”During his suspension, Richardson will be able to work out at the team’s facility, but will not be allowed to practice.After first resisting the idea, Richardson agreed at his parents’ suggestion to undergo counseling through the team, which he said has been “somewhat” helpful.“I’ve just been learning things about myself,” he said, “dealing with life endeavors that have been hard for me to deal with, talking to someone outside my circle, little things like that.”Richardson considers himself a private person despite his sometimes loud and colorful personality on the field. Opening himself up during counseling hasn’t been difficult, though. And, he doesn’t feel the need to make drastic changes to his life.“Other than doing a bad mistake on one night, nah, not really,” Richardson said. “That’s the only thing I’d change. I’m pretty quiet off the field, honestly. I keep to myself, stay in my room, really, play video games. Regular person, except I just happen to be in the NFL.”(DENNIS WASZAK Jr., AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus chief Paratici warns Man Utd off Allegriby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus sports chief Fabio Paratici is adamant Max Allegri is staying.The Italian coach has been mentioned as a candidate for the Manchester United job for next season.However, Paratici insists Juve are still counting on Allegri long-term.He said, “He is the best possible coach for Juventus and I think the team is also perfect for him.”They suit eachother because of their features. “His future for us is not in doubt.”