LONDON (AP): Jockey Tony McCoy, former Manchester United striker Denis Law, two-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome, and five-time world snooker champion Ronnie O’Sullivan are among United Kingdom sporting figures honoured by Queen Elizabeth in her New Year list. McCoy, who retired this year after winning 20 straight British champion jockey titles and a record 4,358 races in a 23-year career, was knighted in recognition of his services to horse racing. He is only the second jockey to be made a Sir, after Gordon Richards in 1953. The 75-year-old Law, who played for United from 1962-73 and was part of the club’s so-called ‘Holy Trinity’ with George Best and Bobby Charlton, was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to football and charity. Froome was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) after becoming the first Briton to win a second Tour de France in July. O’Sullivan also was awarded an OBE in recognition for his services to snooker, having won the world championship five times most recently in 2013 and become the sport’s box-office name. The success of the England women’s football team in finishing third at the World Cup in Canada this year was recognised as captain Steph Houghton and teammate Fara Williams were both made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). John Surtees, the only man to win world championships on two and four wheels, was made a CBE. The 81-year-old Surtees won seven world motorcycling championships before switching to four wheels and winning the 1964 Formula One title. Heather Rabbatts, a director at England’s Football Association who became the organisation’s first female board member in 2012, was awarded a damehood for services to football and equality. As a campaigner on behalf of women in sport, she recently spoke out in support of former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro in her dispute with the club. Former Manchester City striker and chairman Francis Lee received a CBE, while ex-England rugby winger Mark Cueto and IBF super-bantamweight boxing champion Carl Frampton were awarded MBEs.
Photo by Sherwin Vardeleon/INQUIREREven after having his best game in a Gilas Pilipinas uniform, June Mar Fajardo still defrayed the credit to the entire team.“I’m thankful to my teammates and to coach for the trust he gave me,” Fajardo said in Filipino after helping the Philippines hold off Chinese Taipei, 90-83, Monday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT READ: Gilas Pilipinas rallies, fends off Chinese TaipeiBut there’s no denying that Fajardo deserved all the praise for his stellar effort for the Philippines, which went unbeaten through two games in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the throneThe Cebuano giant fired 17 points and collected eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks in what was easily his best performance in a tournament of this magnitude. Fajardo, however, knows that the win came with its own set of lessons as Gilas’ resolve was tested after the team had to crawl back from an early 14-point deficit. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs Taipei Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES “This game showed us that we need to follow our game plan. We relaxed in the first quarter, but it’s good that we’re able to recover because of our defense,” said Fajardo, whom national team coach Chot Reyes hailed as Gilas’ savior against a resilient Taipei side.READ: Reyes says Fajardo ‘saved’ Gilas vs TaipeiComing to his own in front of a capacity crowd, fans couldn’t help but fantasize how much Fajardo can still improve in the international stage.But just like how he approaches any game, the four-time PBA MVP would rather stick to the system than hunt for his own stats.“This good game gave me a bit of a pressure, but I know all I had to do is to trust the team, trust coach’s system, and trust each other,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
So Mayor Lantz is encouraging residents to rally together and submit their stories.[asset|aid=2023|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0627683806c9110e109f27e28fc01e08-Lantz 2_2_Pub.mp3]At the moment, Dawson Creek and Salmon Arm have the most votes in our population category. To vote or submit a story, visit www.gamestown2010.caAdvertisement There are only 4 days left to vote for Fort St. John in the Gamestown 2010 competition. Three communities in British Columbia will be awarded Gold, Silver, or Bronze medals with each one worth anywhere from $100,000 to $25,000. If Fort St. John is picked, the money would go towards upgrades at recreational facilities in the community.Mayor Lantz is encouraging the entire community to get out and vote Fort St. John and to also submit stories about the spirit of our community. Once the votes are counted, if Fort St. John is in the top ten in our population category, a panel of judges will pick the winners based on the stories submitted.- Advertisement -All residents have to do now is log onto the website and vote or either explain how the community is making a difference in supporting healthy living, sports, environmental sustainability, and the Olympic spirit.[asset|aid=2022|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0627683806c9110e109f27e28fc01e08-Lantz 1_5_Pub.mp3]To date, there are only a handful of stories dedicated to Fort St. John.Advertisement
The transfer window is always a crazy time for rumours and it’s no surprise that sometimes fans get a bit carried away with it all.But how would you react if a new signing turned up at your club on match day, complete with gorgeous wife and media entourage, even if you’d never heard his name?talkSPORT headed to the Emirates stadium with YouTube pranksters Woody and Kleiny to see how many Arsenal fans would fall for our fake player, ‘Fernando Wwirst’ – a cunning anagram of ‘transfer window’.Watch the video above to see the hilarious reactions of Arsenal fans, as they are fooled into thinking they’ve just bought Europe’s next hot prospect!For more of the best sports entertainment on YouTube, be sure to subscribe to talkSPORT here!And, if you enjoyed that, why not watch these Chelsea fans claiming to know about players that don’t exist!
More than 200 homes on Arranmore Island, which had been plunged into darkness overnight, have now had their power restored.The island, which has a population of more than 500 people and is 5kms off the Donegal mainland, lost power around 9pm last night.Islanders were forced to rush for candles and start up generators overnight before the power returned just before midday today. The only electricity working on the island was from the lighthouse.Island spokesman Jerry Earley said the power-cut had little impact on the population.“Islanders have been through a lot worse than this. It was nice just to sit around the fire and talk for a change.“It was good to have the power back so that people could back about their everyday business,” he said. ARRANMORE ISLANDERS SEE THE LIGHT ONCE MORE! was last modified: January 24th, 2012 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:Arranmore IslandESBpower cut
Jason after his fightDONEGAL boxer Jason Quigley has thanked his family and his dad after his whirlwind start to his professional boxing career.Jason won his first bout in Las Vegas last night with a first round technical knock-out after just 82 seconds of the first round.It was an astonishing performance against American Howard Reece, with US sports pundits predicting a wonderful professional career ahead for the Ballybofey man. “I am absolutely buzzing,” said Jason today.“I couldn’t have asked for better start to my professional career with a first round TKO.“I would like to thank my father and coach and my team for all the work we did preparing for this fight and to Golden Boy for giving me the best stage in the world to show what I have – the MGM Grand Las Vegas.“I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to my management team SheerSportMGMT and all my fans who travelled to Vegas to watch me and everybody at home for the support. “It has been amazing, thank you.”No – thank YOU! BOXER JASON THANKS DAD AND HIS FANS AFTER GLORIOUS START TO PRO BOXING CAREER was last modified: July 13th, 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:Howard ReeceJason Quigleyknock outLas VegasProfessional debutwin
A priest with strong Donegal connections has died after a fall in Wales.Donegal-educated Fr Donal Gillespie, died at the Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend in Wales after a fall outside the Church of St Joseph of Arimathe, Pyle.The 85 year old priest was educated at St Eunan’s College in Letterkenny and had been a piest for more than 50 years. Fr Gillespie was originally from the Derry Road in Omagh.He was a reporter for the Ulster Herald but was accepted for the Diocese of Cardiff in 1953 and commenced his training for the priesthood at St Peter’s College, Wexford.He spent all his years in the priesthood in Wales, his final appointment at St Joseph of Aramathea in Pyle where he retired in 2002.Fr Gillespie often returned to visit Omagh and was on a visit during the summer of 1998 when the devastating bomb exploded killing 29 people and unborn twins. He spent many days tending to the injured and comforting the families of those who had died and later spoke about the profound impact the atrocity had on him. PRIEST WITH STRONG DONEGAL CONNECTIONS DIES IN FALL was last modified: November 7th, 2014 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:deathfallFr Donal GillespieletterkennyPriestSt.Eunan’s College
Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy has said Irish vessels could be boarded if they do not stop fishing in the waters around Rockall.The Scottish government last week threatened to take action against Irish vessels that it says are fishing illegally around Rockall.A number of Donegal-based vessels and their crews fish in the area. The uninhabited rocky outcrop lies around 230 nautical miles northwest of Donegal and 240 miles west of Scotland in the North Atlantic.Fergus Ewing, who serves as the country’s Fisheries Minister, said it was disappointing that Irish fishing activity in the area was continuing.Speaking on RTÉ’s This week programme, he said the Scottish government’s threat of action was entirely routine and part of ongoing enforcement of fisheries legislation.Mr Ewing said Irish vessels had never been allowed to fish in this way in the UK’s territorial sea around Rockall. He said that there was a set prescribed process that involves taking appropriate action.Mr Ewing said: “The normal approach is to invite the captain to cease and desist. If that instruction is obeyed, then there’s no need for further action.“If it’s necessary to do more, then the vessel would be boarded and action would be taken in accordance with the law.”However, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has said he would not be asking Irish fishermen to leave waters around Rockall, despite the threat of enforcement action by the Scottish authorities.Speaking on the same programme, Michael Creed said Ireland had never recognised UK jurisdiction over Rockall and that since Scotland passed the Island of Rockall Act in 1972, it had never sought to enforce a 12-mile exclusion zone. He said that Ireland had a right to fish there under EU common fisheries law and that it had a quota known as Rockall Haddock Quota.He said: “Our fishermen that are there now, and those that are planning to go there, are doing so under EU law.“We believe they are legally entitled to be there and we won’t be asking our fishermen to leave the region around Rockall.”Minister Creed said the Government would exhaust all legal options in the context of defending the interests of the State and Ireland’s fishing industry. He said he believed a sensible solution could be found and that Scotland’s threat of enforcement could be withdrawn.Mr Ewing also said it has always been Scotland’s preference that the Irish Government intervened and advised Irish fishermen to cease and desist.He said it was the expectation of fishermen in Scotland that their government would take steps to enforce the law.When asked about Ireland’s activity in the area over the last number of years, he said that it had never been authorised and that persistence did not make it legal.Mr Ewing said the matter had been repeatedly raised at an official ministerial and diplomatic level, and that it had nothing to do with Brexit.Irish fishing boats could be boarded in Rockall row, warns Scottish Minister was last modified: June 9th, 2019 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:donegalFishingrockallrow
SANTA CLARA – Matt Breida is the 49ers’ incumbent starter at running back and, honestly, he’s done nothing to lose that title before Sunday’s season opener at Tampa Bay.He’s even listed as such in the depth chart issued Tuesday by the 49ers communications staff.There is the Tevin Coleman factor, however.San Francisco 49ers running backs Tevin Coleman (26), left, Matt Breida (22), center, and Jerick McKinnon (28). (Randy Vazquez/Bay Area News Group)Coleman arrived in free agency as a …
(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 The highly-acclaimed evidence of inflation theory announced in March may only be a signal from local dust.The BICEP2 team appears to be hedging on its confident claim three months ago that evidence for inflation had been found in the cosmic microwave background radiation (3/17/14). The signal from gravitational waves may, instead, just be caused by intervening dust closer to home. After several critics, notably Paul Steinhardt, made their views known, renewed scrutiny was focused on the original paper (5/12/14). Now, in the first peer-reviewed paper in Physical Review Letters, the discoverers appear poised for a falsification, even though they still stand by their claim.The news media have been increasingly airing doubts since May:No evidence for or against cosmic inflation (Ron Cowen in Nature, May 29)Big bang finding challenged (Ron Cowen in Nature, June 3)Big Bang blunder bursts the multiverse bubble (Paul Steinhardt in Nature, June 3)Gravitational-wave team admits findings could amount to dust (Ron Cowen in Nature, June 20)BICEP2 researchers publish nuanced account of stunning patterns in the microwave sky (PhysOrg)Cosmic inflation: Confidence lowered for Big Bang signal (Jonathan Amos in the BBC News)BICEP2 paper published—with big caveat (Adrian Cho in Science Magazine, June 19)Big Bang breakthrough team back-pedals on major result (New Scientist)Big Bang breakthrough team allows they may be wrong (PhysOrg)Grand Cosmological Claim Crumbles? (National Geographic)Believers in inflation are hastening to argue that their theory doesn’t depend on BICEP2 results. For instance, Andre Linde, father of “chaotic inflation,” was interviewed in New Scientist to make the case that inflation doesn’t need BICEPs to lift it. Back in March, however, Linde had been treated to a surprise party by members of BICEP2 who told him inflation had been confirmed. In late May, Linde with co-champions of inflation Alan Guth and Alexei Starobinsky received the Kavli Prize (gold medals and $1 million to share) for their theory of inflation, even though BICEP2’s findings “have now been called into question.” (The article did not say whether the judges had been influenced by the BICEP2 announcement in their decision.)The team’s only remaining hope is that data from the Planck telescope will constrain the sources of dust to a higher degree in a few months, allowing more solid inferences to be made.Back in 2/21/05, Guth explained that inflation was an “invention” and an evolving “framework” for interpreting data, not a discovery of science. It was concocted to explain away the flatness problem and the horizon problem (major issues in cosmology at the time, and still today). He basically swept these problems out the door with his preposterous proposal that the universe inflated by 26 orders of magnitude in a trillion trillion trillionth of a second after the big bang (2/21/09). With no testable physical mechanism for this one-time miracle, and no evidence supporting it, he championed the ultimate ad-hoc theory rescue device with the ultimate free lunch.Too bad, though, that his proposal had a serious flaw. Getting a universe to inflate such that matter and life could exist requires proposing even more improbable initial conditions than the original big bang it tried to explain (5/11/06), and those initial conditions were unfathomably improbable already.So for this, Guth (Grand Unified Theory Huckster) gets a gold medal and a million bucks. This is income inequality with finesse.