Education sector requires improvement for oil industry – Deputy VC

first_imgTeachers attached to the various institutions in Guyana, from the nursery to tertiary level, are advised to be transformational leaders to the students whom they educate.These opinions were stated by the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana (UG), Dr Paloma Mohamed, during her address at an educational leadership conference that was hosted by School of the Nations earlier this month.This is amid the recent discovery, and creation of, the oil and gas sector, which is expected to provide employment for a substantial number of persons. However, she believes Guyana does not possess the calibre of human resources required to work in those respective areas.Furthermore, Dr Mohamed added that if there are opportunities for employment in Guyana in the future, persons from other countries who meet the qualification requirements will most likely be given the jobs.“The oil and gas and all of the green technologies and energies that are likely to be unleashed in the country in the next two years. We will not have people at this point to really work in those areas. But in five years, 10 years we need to start thinking about how we teach people, what we are going to create them to do,” Mohamed stated.Dr Mohammed noted that while there have been some fundamental shifts in the way education is conveyed in the changing world; educational leaders must embrace this change and modify their techniques used in the classrooms to achieve favourable results. As such, new ideas should be formulated to suit the country and its requirements.“The things that we say and do and teach by modelling or by propagating ideas from elsewhere are not conducive to people living in peace and unity,” she stated.She explained that Guyanese have a different interpretation of what is expected from the oil industry. As such, Dr Mohamed stated that from this instance, the angle from which students are taught must be modified in order for people to acquire the wider picture as there are certain technicalities that students must be taught to handle.While focusing on the oil and gas sector, a critical component in Guyana’s economy, Dr Mohamed requested the audiences of predominantly teachers, to question their role in the development of this component of the country and the type of citizens they intend to create.“It is our job, I believe as a nation, to ensure that kind of education. What are we and who do we want to create? What kind of country do we want to live in? Who are we creating for the next 20 years?” the Deputy Vice Chancellor questioned.However, while Guyana may not possess the human resources needed right now, the Deputy Vice Chancellor noted that the country’s aspiration should be towards the fulfilment of this necessity for the future, adding, “It has to be our aspiration as teachers to try to create those people to take those jobs.”To address the improvement of this issue, a similar conference was also hosted by the Education Ministry on Monday, which saw educational leaders from the various administrative regions gaining additional information on leadership qualities.Additionally, a five-week teachers’ training exercise will be conducted by the Limited Resources Teachers Training (LRTT) over the next months to improve the sector – from a teaching perspective – in remote areas of Guyana. The LRTT has been working in Guyana for the past three years in various areas of developmental studies.last_img read more

Messi strikes late to down tough Alaves

first_img0Shares0000Barcelona forward Lionel Messi celebrates a goal during the Spanish league football match between FC Barcelona and Deportivo Alaves at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on January 28, 2018 © AFP / Josep LAGOMADRID, Spain, Jan 28 – Barcelona escaped a scare on Philippe Coutinho’s first start as Lionel Messi struck with a trademark free-kick to drag the La Liga leaders back from a goal down to beat Alaves 2-1 and restore their 11-point lead at the top.Messi whipped home a beautiful free-kick six minutes from the end to down resilient Alaves, who are just two points from the drop zone in 17th despite John Guidetti silencing the Camp Nou with a shock breakaway opener in the 23rd minute. Luis Suarez had broken the away side’s tough resistence with a sweet volley from Andres Iniesta’s cross 18 minutes from the end, setting the stage for Messi’s dramatic and stylish winner.The Argentine’s strike ensures that Barca stay unbeaten in the league, and keeps Atletico Madrid 11 points back despite their 3-0 hammering of Las Palmas earlier.Barca coach Ernesto Valverdes said he was happy with Coutinho who had started Thursday’s Copa del Rey clash with Valencia on the bench before making a second-half appearance.“Players are not machines who can fit in at once, like a new part,” said Valverde.“He did well, he wanted the ball. This is one more step for him. The other day, he played 25 minutes, this time a little more, he will integrate little by little.”Atletico Madrid’s forward Fernando Torres (L) is tackled by Las Palmas’s defender Ximo Navarro during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and UD Las Palmas © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOWith Diego Costa out injured, Atletico took a while to get going and had to wait until the 61st minute to open the scoring, Antoine Griezmann latching on to Juanfran’s fine ball down the right flank before dinking neatly over Las Palmas stopper Leandro Chichizola.“The first half was not very good but the coach gave us a good talking to at half-time, and we responded well,” said Griezmann, whose goal was just his seventh in the league this season but his fourth in league and cup since the turn of the year.“I feel good, I’ve started the year well and I hope to continue the goals and assists.”Frenchman Griezmann started the move that led to Atletico’s second, intercepting a loose pass and setting Angel Correa free to scamper down the pitch and feed Fernando Torres, who shifted the ball onto his right foot and lashed home just his second goal of the season, the 600th scored by Atletico in all competitions during Diego Simeone’s seven-year reign as coach.An easy tap-in from Thomas Partey after great work from Yannick Carrasco two minutes from time completed the second-half rout of a desperate Las Palmas, who remain second from bottom and five points from safety.Sevilla’s forward Luis Muriel (L) vies with Getafe’s defender Bruno Gonzalez at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on January 28, 2018 © AFP / JORGE GUERREROSevilla were denied the chance to close within three points of Real Madrid and the Champions league places after Angel Rodriguez scored a controversial equaliser deep in stoppage time to snatch a 1-1 draw for Getafe at the Roman Sanchez Pizjaun stadium.Luis Muriel had slid in a 72nd-minute opener for hosts but with seconds to spare Juan Cala challenged Sevilla keeper Sergio Rico for a hopeful high ball, and with the Sevilla fans and players clamouring for a free-kick, Angel lashed home the leveller and celebrated under a hail of whistles and boos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

West Ham’s first home game of new season will be in September due to athletics

first_img1 West Ham face the possibility of having to play their first three matches of the season away from home.The club have confirmed their second fixture, scheduled to be at home to Southampton, will have to be rearranged due to the World Athletics Championships being held at the London Stadium.West Ham United news: Premier League fixtures 2017-18 – Every Irons game revealedThe event takes place between August 5 and 13, so the stadium will not be back in ‘football mode’ in time for the Saints game on August 19.The fixture could be reversed, meaning the Hammers would face three games on the road. The club said: “Our opening fixtures in August will be played away from home as London Stadium welcomes the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships for a once-in-a-generation occasion.“Supporters are therefore advised that our second fixture of the campaign, against Southampton, will be rescheduled, with further details to follow.”West Ham’s first match, on Saturday August 12, is away to Manchester United and the third, on Saturday 26, is a trip to Newcastle.Their first home fixture will therefore be the visit of newly-promoted Huddersfield on Saturday September 9.Premier League 2017-18 fixtures in full: Every team, every gamelast_img read more

DON’T MISTAKE US FOR A UFO…BIKERS PLANNING GLENVEAGH NIGHT RIDE!

first_imgTHEY’RE the real night riders…the Donegal Mountain Bike Club members who plan to hit the trails of Gartan and Glenveagh this Friday night.So if anyone spots strange lights in the hills of Donegal this weekend, don’t worry – it won’t be UFOs!And they’re hoping new members will come along to see what all the fuss and fun is about. Paul Nash from the Donegal Mountain Bike Club said members had just taken possession of sophisticated new bike lights which will make their journey from Gartan through Glenveagh in the pitch black this Friday much easier.“I suppose with all the lights bopping about the place, some locals may think a UFO has landed,” said the 35-year-old.“With the darker evenings upon us, we still want to head out into the countryside after work so we’ve decided to do some night-time biking.“We will be staying off the main roads and taking to country paths around Gartan and Glenveagh. “We ordered hi-tech bike lights which will give us great visibility, especially in the darkness of the countryside.“We’d be delighted to see new members come along and enjoy night mountain biking.”The software developer at Letterkenny company Pramerica insisted amateurs are welcome.“We’ll be taking it fairly easy on Friday night but most importantly we will be sticking together for safety reasons. We don’t want to be losing anyone up there!” he added.The club is meeting at the boathouse at Gartan this Friday at 7.30pm and new members are welcome. Want to see a night ride…click the video on their facebook page below:http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=10150717160480371DON’T MISTAKE US FOR A UFO…BIKERS PLANNING GLENVEAGH NIGHT RIDE! was last modified: September 28th, 2011 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:DONEGAL MOUNTAIN BIKING CLUBNOT UFOsUFOlast_img read more

COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – CASSIDY REVEALS HE TURNED DOWN MCGUINNESS INVITE TO REJOIN SQUAD

first_imgKevin Cassidy has revealed he turned down an invitation by Jim McGuinness to re-join the Donegal panel earlier this year.Speaking on the eve of Sunday’s All-Ireland final the Gaoth Dobhair man recounts how McGuinness met him at his Letterkenny school at Easter.He revealed they had what Cassidy, 31, described as “a very civilised conversation, there were no heated moments”. It was the first time the pair had sat down together since Cassidy contributed to the This Is Our Year book, which resulted in McGuinness axing him from the panel, deeming it was a breach of their code of conduct.After clearing the air, McGuinness offered Cassidy the opportunity to come back but he later declined because he feared it would impact on the panel as well as his family.Cassidy told the Irish Examiner “The opportunity was there to go back but I said to him I didn’t want to go back and bring a whole mediacircus with me because these boys were about to go into their Championship season.“I don’t hold any grudges, I’ve never fallen out with anybody (about it) and I never will but you learn as you go on.” Cassidy informed McGuinness of his decision while on holidays a week later.In it, he expressed his gratitude towards McGuinness for everything that he had done for him last season.At the meeting, Cassidy stressed to McGuinness that he had not revealed any major secrets about Donegal.“I didn’t think I let him down and that’s where we had the conversation.”Cassidy said he has no regrets about passing up the chance at rejoining the panel which might have led to playing in Sunday’s All-Ireland medal. “You talk about your All-Irelands and your Ulsters or Connachts but at the end of the day it’s only a circle of a medal.“I’d appreciate more the people I have met. I’ve had fantastic appearances and it’s shaped me as a character.“If I wasn’t involved in the GAA I don’t think I’d be the person I am today and that’s what I take away from it.“There are a lot of people who weren’t lucky enough to play on good teams like we were able to and won stuff.” COUNTDOWN TO CROKER – CASSIDY REVEALS HE TURNED DOWN MCGUINNESS INVITE TO REJOIN SQUAD was last modified: September 21st, 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:ALL-IRELAND FINALCroke ParkKevin Cassidylast_img read more

DONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES

first_imgDonegal Junior LeagueReports SundayBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 0 Milford United 1This was a tightly fought affair between two teams in the bottom half of the table who desperately needed three points. Chances were few and far between in the first half. Donegal almost took the lead when Declan Browne’s effort was cleared off the line. It was Milford who got the breakthrough right on the stroke of half time. Gary Merritt ran onto the ball on the left hand side of the pitch and ran into the box before finishing low past the Donegal keeper. The second half was much the same and with few efforts from either team. Cappry Rovers 1 Cranford United 4Cranford opened the scoring as early as the fourth minute when a mistake in the Cappry defence allowed Brian Mc Veigh in to score from close range. The visitors kept the pressure on in search of a second goal and forced a number of corners and were unlucky not to score.Cranford scored their second on the half hour mark when the ball was given away by a Cappry defender and Kyle Black nipped in to score past the diving keeper. Cappry had a chance to pull a goal back in the forty third minute through Brian Lafferty but his shot was cleared off the line. After the break Cappry increased the pressure on the visitors and they were rewarded in the fifty third minute when Brendan Mc Laughlin beat the off side trap to score. Cappry thought they had got an equaliser in the sixty first minute when Patrick Mc Nulty rose highest to score with a header but he was adjudged to have been offside.Cranford went further ahead in the seventy third minute when, following a free kick, Kyle Black scored with a shot to the corner of the net. The home team pushed forward in search of a goal but were caught in the eightieth minute when Kyle Black won the ball, beat the Cappry defence and diving keeper, to complete his hat trick and give Cranford a deserved win and three points. Team Performance from Cappry. Kyle Black and Ryan Mc Gonagle were best for Cranford. Referee: Michael Connelly.Watson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 2 Kilmacrennan Celtic 3 A breakaway goal from Eddie Doherty on eighty nine minutes earned Kilmacrennan Celtic a fortunate three points in a game in which Curragh will feel they could and perhaps should have won. The away side started strongly and were one up after only three minutes when Timmy Burke slotted home. Jason Hegarty then saved well from Calvin Bradley’s free on sixteen minutes but it was Kilmacrennan who scored again on twenty one minutes when Gary Gorman stormed in to score. Michael Mc Laughlin then headed off the line from a Gerard Melaugh header as Curragh began to find their form and then Gary Quinn saw his shot parried away by Hegarty again. But if Kilmacrennan looked impressive early on it was the home side who took over in the second period with Calvin Bradley slotting home two penalties on fifty five and sixty seven minutes to leave the game all square. Curragh were in complete control now with Calvin Bradley and Gerard Melaugh dominant in midfield and the ever dangerous Colm Melaugh causing all kinds of problems for the Kilmacrennan rearguard. But the home side found keeper Jason Hegarty in the Kilmacrennan nets almost unbeatable as he saved twice in succession when Curragh were through one on one with him. Kilmacrennan are a good footballing side and Shane O’ Brien had to also be alert in nets to keep them at bay and although Curragh matched them throughout and could have won it after drawing level. The visitor’s experience told in the end to grab all three points at the death. Great game of football, well done to all involved. Referee: Con Mc Laughlin.Kerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 Castlefin Celtic 3Castlefin Celtic kept their 100% record in the league intact but they had to fight all the way and to be fair the ‘71 will feel hard done by. The home team started the better and went in front on two minutes when Johnny Friel scored from a great Fergal Friel ball. Castlefin levelled on ten minutes when Emmet White scored direct from a free. Castlefin went in front on forty minutes when Ronan Tourish cooly fired home after great work from JP Malley. Kerrykeel pushed Castlefin all the way in the second half and had two great efforts cleared off the line on forty eight and sixty minutes and Marty Mc Ateer hit the crossbar from twenty yards after a great one-two with Mark Friel. The pressure finally paid off on eighty two minutes when a brilliant Kevin Loughrey cross was met by Johnny Friel who beat the keeper from six yards. Kerrykeel pushed for the winner however Castlefin won a free on the edge of the box on eighty nine minutes and JP Malley’s shot went over the wall and into the top corner. Referee: Mick Lagan. Best for Kerrykeel ‘71: Kevin Loughrey, Seimie Friel and Johnny Friel. Solid team performance from Castlefin Celtic.Keadue Rovers 2 Copany Rovers 0 Keadue Rovers kept up their good home form and stay in the promotion hunt with this hard fought win over Copany Rovers at Central Park. Conditions were poor throughout but both teams served up good fare. Copany were the best in the opening ten minutes with David Graham showing well up front and almost giving them the lead on six minutes. It took Keadue some time to get into the game. By the midway point of the first half Copany were still edging it and had an effort just wide on twenty minutes. The home side started to get more possession as the half went on. Keadue went ahead Adam Neely was pulled down and Martin Redmond slotted home the penalty. The goal lifted Keadue who could’ve increased their lead while all the time Copany were dangerous on the break. The home team made sure of victory six minutes from the end when Adam Neely’s cross from the left went into the far corner aided over the line by Sean Yank Boyle. Best for Copany were David Graham and Stephen Doherty. Best for Keadue were Adam Neely, Paul Yank Boyle and Martin Redmond.Referee: John Coyle.Whitestrand United 1 Gweedore United 1On a cold, wet day at Mc Garvey Park Whitestrand United took on Gweedore United. Both teams wanted the points and as a result the beginning of the game was largely played in the middle of the park. James Gallagher has a good shot that went narrowly wide. Gweedore also had a few shots but found Patrick Kelly in good form in the Whitestrand goals. The second half started with Whitestrand on the front foot. The first goal came when a Whitestrand player closed down the Gweedore keeper and the ball bounced into the net. Whitestrand deserved the lead but it was quickly levelled when a mistake by the Whitestrand defence led to a Gweedore player breaking through and slotting past the keeper. Both teams tried for a winner but it wasn’t to be and the game ended all square. Best for Whitestrand was Ryan Mc Cleary.CT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 1 Dunlewey Celtic 0The home side dominated the game and created a momentous number of chances that they just couldn’t put in the back of the net. It was beginning to look like one of those days for Glenree until the introduction of Colin Gallagher who picked up the ball at the sideline and dribbled past four men to then unleash and unstoppable fizzing drive from 20 yards to deceive the keeper, who had a strong game. The home side were worthy of the three points but they were hard earned. Best on the day for Glenree were Martin Mc Bride and Gary (ban) Mc Clafferty. Team effort from Dunlewy Celtic. Referee: Martin CollBallybofey United 4 Letterbarrow Celtic 0Ballybofey United will hope that they can move on from their disappointing early January form after finding their shooting boots against Letterbarrow Celtic in Stranorlar on Sunday afternoon. The veteran of many battles, John Gregg, got one of the Ballybofey goals as did Christopher Mc Brearty who scored on his debut. Added to these were a brace from David Whyte who is as good a marksman on his day as any in the division. Unbelievably Letterbarrow remain pointless in a season that has so far dealt them quite a few unfortunate hands while Ballybofey move into fourth spot and will rue the lost points as 2015 got underway. Consolation for both in the fact that there are still a good few matches remaining.Eany Celtic 5 Raphoe Town 3Eany Celtic got off to a slow start with Raphoe Town’s Keelan Gillen taking advantage and scoring a goal only 3 minutes into the game. Pauric McHugh brought the sides level on the half hour mark. Raphoe quickly took the lead again two minutes later after being awarded a penalty which Paddy Gallagher slotted past Eany keeper Gavin Mulreany. Raphoe weren’t finished there just minutes after the restart they scored again through Peter Mc Glynn. In an amazing show of team spirit Eany Celtic regrouped and clawed one back early in the 2nd half with Des Mc Groarty’s tight angle shot going in off the post. James Flynn’s goal shortly afterwards brought the teams level at 3-3. The Eany strikers showed their quality with John Rose and Paul Mc Groarty both scoring to finish off the game at 5-3. A wonderful victory for Eany Celtic in a thrilling game full of goals.Ulster Junior ShieldBonagee United 5 Cockhill Celtic Colts 1Garry Breslin put the visitors ahead on six minutes when he headed home a cross from the left past Barney Gibbons. Bonagee should have levelled the game on thirteen minutes when Shaun Crossan shot wide from six yards. Aiden Mc Laughlin made it one each on twenty minutes when he headed home a Garry Patton corner. Aiden Mc Laughlin made it two one on thirty five minutes when Larry Maguire played a great ball down the wing to Shane Kelly and his cross into the box was met by Mc Laughlin who hammered home from ten yards. Noel O’ Donnell made it three one on fifty minutes when Shane Kelly made a great run from the centre on the pitch and squared to O’ Donnell on the edge of the box and the big striker beat two defenders and shot home from twelve yards. Bonagee got their fourth on seventy minutes through Gary Patton. Peter Mc Namee got the final goal of the game on eighty three minutes when he was put through on goal by Mark Hunter. Referee: Joe Mc Hugh.Ulster Junior CupGweedore Celtic 3 Lagan Harps 0Gweedore progressed to the next round of the Ulster Junior Cup following this home win. Although beaten by a 3-0 scoreline Lagan proved they are capable of playing at a higher level and they can concentrate their efforts on gaining promotion. Lagan nearly hit the front on ten minutes but Toner’s well hit drive from twenty yards was excellently saved by Chris Sweeney in the home goals. Dan Mc Bride and Damien O’ Sullivan began to take control around the middle and it was Mc Bride who put Gweedore ahead with a fine individual goal on 25 minutes. Damien Mc Fadden made two fine saves from Diver and Chris Mc Fadden but with one minute of the half remaining Gweedore doubled their advantage. A Jambo Boyle free on the edge of the box was headed home by Thomas Diver. The second half saw Lagan dominate possession without creating many clear cut chances. As the half wore on Gweedore’s defence made sure the visitors were kept scoreless and with 15 minutes remaining Diver put the issue beyond doubt after good work by Mc Kelvey. Best for Gweedore were Ciaran Ferry, Christopher Sweeney and Thomas Diver. For Lagan Damien Mc Fadden and Chris Toner were best. Referee: Marty Mc GarrigleDrumoghill F.C. 5 Redcastle F.C. 0Drumoghill secured their passage to the next round of the Ulster Junior Cup with this comfortable victory over Inishowen League high flyers Redcastle. First half strikes from Paddy Rafferty (2), Paddy O’ Loan and Richie Moore meant that this contest was over by half time in a game that the hosts dominated from start to finish. They should really have added to their tally after a host of chances were spurned in the second half but they finally did grab a fifth when Marcus Oliver completed the rout in injury team. Referee: Paddy MartinErne Wanderers 3 Quigleys Point Swifts 2Erne Wanderers hosted QPS in the Ulster Cup on Sunday at the Lakeside Centre and came out on top in a five goal classic. Eamonn Cleary nodded home with just four minutes left on the clock to seal the victory. The first half was a cagey affair during which both sides battled well and the goalkeepers kept the score-line blank. The second half was much the same with both teams trying to play through the middle. The breakthrough came on 65 minutes when Cleary and Ward worked the ball across to Spratt who struck a sweet shot from 25 yards into the bottom corner. The lead didn’t last long as Dean Barron latched onto a poor clearance from Erne and lashed it home from the edge of the box. QPS then took the lead on 75 minutes when Karl Donnelly tapped home from 6 yards after good work down the left. Barry Mulligan then equalised on 81 minutes when he headed home a corner. The winner came with four minutes remaining when a clever free-kick between Mulligan and Russell resulted in Mulligan floating a cross to back post for Cleary to bury a header into the roof of the net. Erne had to survive a penalty shout in injury time but referee Liam Farren wasn’t interested. A good contest hard fought by both teamsSt. Catherines 1 Glengad F.C. 4St. Catherine’s played Glengad in the Ulster Cup in Emerald Park on Sunday. On thirty four minutes St. Catherines almost took the lead when Christopher Murrin had a header at the back post that was blocked by the Glengad keeper. Five minutes later Glengad when ahead from a free-kick. It was two on forty eight before Jason Noctor had a chance to get on the score-sheet but his shot was saved by the Glengad keeper. In the fifty fourth minute two became three and three became four on eighty minutes, again from a dead ball situation. Jason Noctor responded immediately with an individual effort but Glengad progress in the Ulster Junior Cup.Downtown CupMilford United Reserves 2 Ramelton Mariners 2The spoils were shared in a closely fought encounter at Moyle View. Mariners controlled the game from the off with Milford finding it hard to retain any possession. Mariners failed to turn their possession into chances until Milford failed to clear and Corey Mc Cahill played a neat one two and finished past Enda McHugh. Milford were much improved in the second half and were rewarded in the sixtieth minute when Anthony Hegarty slotted home from the penalty spot after Lee Burke was brought down. Brandon Toye beat the offside trap to put the Mariners back in front with twenty minutes left. Hegarty got his second of the game from another penalty after a hand ball.Cranford United Reserves 1 Glenree United Reserves 5(No Report Received)Glencar Celtic 4 Mulroy Celtic 1Glencar’s new signing Cathal Gallagher broke the deadlock with a strike from the edge of the box low into the corner, the only goal of the first half. Shortly after the restart Brogan played a lovely through ball for Gallagher however the keeper was alert to the danger and cleared only for it to fall to Froggy who did very well to control the clearance and steer it in from 40 yards. Mulroy started the second half well but it was the Letterkenny men who struck again through a Jason Doherty penalty after a handball in the box. Glencar were awarded another penalty after Seany Houston played in Doherty who was pulled back and he converted for his second of the game. Mulroy pulled one back through Sean Coyle after a lapse in communication in the Glencar rearguard. Good team performance form Mulroy. Best for Glencar were the midfield duo Marty Brogan & Mark Graham.Orchard F.C. 7 Drumoghill F.C. Reserves 3Orchard got off to the perfect start on 10minutes when Barney Mc Menamin tucked in a great cross from John Boyle. They doubled their lead on 15minutes when Micheal Doherty turned well in the box and finished neatly. Niall Bonner scored his first goal of the game on 20 minutes after beating a defender and slotting the ball home. Drumoghill never gave up and after Carlos Rogers was upended in the box on 35minutes Micheal Lynch despatched the penalty. Drumoghill got their second 5 minutes later after Richard Tinney hit a great shot from the edge of the box which found the top corner. Orchard got their 4th goal on 44 minutes when Niall Bonner scored his second. Drumoghill started the second half well and won another penalty when Richard Tinney was brought down by an Orchard defender on 50minutes. Micheal Lynch got his second of the game sending the keeper the wrong way. Orchard got their 5th when Paddy Mc Laughlin on 55minutes scored a cracker which flew into the bottom corner of the net. Orchard really took control of the game and Micheal Doherty got his second on 60 minutes after beating two defenders and drilling his shot into the top corner. Drumoghill tried hard but couldn’t find a way back into the game. Niall Bonner completed his hat-trick in the 80th minute after turning a few defenders and tucking the ball past the keeper. Best for Orchard were Niall Bonner, Micheal Doherty and Chick Mc Laughlin, with a good team effort from Drumoghill.Curragh Athletic Reserves 1 Tullyvinney Rovers 2Tullyvinney started this game well with Mathew Grant scoring after just 15 minutes. Curragh were unlucky not to equalise when a Calvin Bradley shot was well saved by Nigel Hegarty. Tullyvinney scored again in the 30th minute though Joel Cromie. Curragh fully dominated the second half with Nigel Hegarty pulling off save after save. Curragh scored in the 75th minute, a brilliant free kick from Calvin Bradley. Curragh pushed for an equaliser but the Tullyvinney keeper proved unbeatable on the night.Drumbar F.C. 1 Fintown Harps AFC 2Drumbar started the brighter of the two teams and they dominated the first 45minutes. It took to the 41st minute to get the breakthrough when Caolan Loughney’s shot was too strong for the Fintown netminder. The second half continued in the same vein until Fintown were awarded a free kick for what the home team felt was a 50-50 tackle. A goal for the visitors was the result of the free kick. Soon afterwards another disputed free had the same outcome, turning the game on its head. That is how it ended and the home team can be happy with their performance against a team in the division above them even though the result went against them. Good team performance from Drumbar with Owen Harron, Conrad Clarke and Daniel Bennett outstanding. Team performance from FintownArranmore United 0 Strand Rovers 0Arranmore travelled for this reversed fixture to Strand Park where the points were split in a tight contest. Edward Mc Gowan went close from a corner for Arran early on but the majority of the play was in the middle of the park in the opening half. Both teams came out flying in the 2nd half and Strand sent ball after ball into the Arran box but Arran defended well. Declan Proctor twice came close for Arran and Chim Reynolds struck the post with 10 minutes to go. Daniel O’ Donnell then beat two men and turned inside and sent a curling effort which was destined for the far corner but a defender got his head in the way and diverted it. A point apiece here Referee: James Malseed.ResultsSaturdayDowntown CupMilford United Reserves 2 v 2 Ramelton MarinersCranford United Reserves 1 v 5 Glenree United ReservesGlencar Celtic 4 v 1 Mulroy CelticOrchard F.C. 7 v 3 Drumoghill F.C. ReservesCurragh Athletic Reserves 1 v 2 Tullyvinney RoversDrumbar F.C. 1 v 2 Fintown Harps AFCArranmore United 0 v 0 Strand RoversUlster Junior ShieldMoville Celtic Reserves 4 v 2 St. Catherines ReservesSundayBrian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionDonegal Town 0 v 1 Milford UnitedCappry Rovers 1 v 4 Cranford UnitedWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic 2 v 3 Kilmacrennan CelticKerrykeel ’71 F.C. 2 v 3 Castlefin CelticKeadue Rovers 2 v 0 Copany RoversWhitestrand United 1 v 1 Gweedore UnitedCT Ball Division TwoGlenree United 1 v 0 Dunlewey CelticBallybofey United 4 v 0 Letterbarrow CelticEany Celtic 5 v 3 Raphoe TownUlster Junior ShieldCockhill Celtic Youths 3 v 4 Deele HarpsBonagee United 5 v 1 Cockhill Celtic ColtsUlster Junior CupAileach F.C. 0 v 3 Convoy ArsenalCootehill Harps 2 v 1 Kildrum TigersMonaghan Town 0 v 1 Glenea UnitedMoville Celtic 0 v 1 Rathmullan CelticGweedore Celtic 3 v 0 Lagan HarpsDrumoghill F.C. 5 v 0 Redcastle F.C.Erne Wanderers 3 v 2 Quigleys Point SwiftsSt. Catherines 1 v 4 Glengad F.C.FixturesSaturday 31-01-2015 K.O. 2p.m. (Unless Stated)Old Orchard Saturday Division OneArranmore United v Donegal Town Reserves (K.O. 1.30pm)Glencar Celtic v Glenea United ReservesGlencar Inn Saturday Division TwoRamelton Mariners v Mulroy CelticTullyvinney Rovers v Strand RoversDowntown CupErne Wanderers v Fintown Harps AFCSt. Catherines Reserves v Drumbar F.C.Drumoghill F.C. Reserves v Curragh Athletic ReservesCastlefin Celtic Reserves v Orchard F.C.Milford United Reserves v Cranford United ReservesSunday 01-02-2015 K.O. 2 p.m. (Unless Stated)Brian Mc Cormick Sports Premier DivisionMilford United v Drumoghill F.C.Rathmullan Celtic v Lifford CelticSt. Catherines v Kildrum TigersWatson Hire Division OneCurragh Athletic v Gweedore UnitedWhitestrand United v Keadue RoversCopany Rovers v Lagan HarpsDunkineely Celtic v Kerrykeel ’71 F.C.CT Ball Division TwoDunlewey Celtic v Bonagee UnitedEany Celtic v Raphoe TownLetterbarrow Celtic v Deele HarpsBallybofey United v Convoy ArsenalDONEGAL LEAGUE – ALL THE REPORTS, RESULTS AND FIXTURES was last modified: January 25th, 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:Donegal Leaguelast_img read more

ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF IRISH WATER – PRINGLE

first_imgYesterday’s protest march in Dublin is another nail in the coffin of Irish Water says Independent TD Thomas Pringle.Deputy Thomas Pringle‘What is needed now is for all the opposition parties to join the boycott of water bills’ says Pringle.‘If FF and SF joined the boycott it would clearly show that Irish Water is dead and the government would have no choice but to bury it once and for all. “Over the last few weeks I have spoken to many people who paid the first water bill and are strengthened now in their resolve not to pay the second bill. The boycott movement is going from strength to strength and it is only now a matter of time for it to be successful.”The Donegal TD addd that people will not be intimated or frightened into paying this tax by FG or Labour.ANOTHER NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF IRISH WATER – PRINGLE was last modified: August 31st, 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:Deputy Thomas PringledonegalIrish Waterlast_img read more

NBA draft: A look at who the Warriors might select at No. 28

first_imgOAKLAND – Not even a week after the Warriors’ season ended in defeat and devastation, here comes the NBA draft.Picking 28th for the second year in a row — and also 58th — the Warriors will be hard-pressed to upgrade a roster that one way or another is sure to be missing Kevin Durant and Klay Thompson. With their free-agency options severely limited by the salarly cap, majority owner Joe Lacob is likely to approve the purchase a third pick if one becomes available.How that plays out is …last_img read more

Update:  Crater-Count Dating Squabble Unresolved

first_imgRemember the revelation last year that many craters on Mars used to infer ages may have been secondary impacts from fallback debris? (see 10/20/2005 entry).  Well, a microsymposium on this subject was held in Houston in March, and Richard Kerr in Science1 said that “125 planetary scientists deadlocked over how to apply crater-dating techniques to recent Mars history.”    Some are adamant that most craters are secondaries, and that they are difficult to distinguish from primaries, while others feel their methods produce consistent dating results.  If the former are right, however, then crater counts “have little to do with telling time,” Kerr wrote.  Inferences about ages of features in geological history built on these dating methods could be “off by orders of magnitude.”    Support for the secondary-crater explanation comes from ground level.  It shows that the process occurs even at small scales:Close-up images from the Mars rover Spirit also suggest that secondaries dominate small craters on Mars, too.  Geologist Matthew Golombek of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, a Spirit team member, reported on a survey of impact craters measuring from 10 centimeters to a couple of hundred meters across.  Spirit found that they are all far shallower and less bowllike than primary craters tend to be.  The high speed of impactors falling in from the asteroid belt makes for relatively deeper craters than those made by slower ejecta blocks of the same size.  “Almost every crater you see looks like a secondary,” said Golombek.1Richard A. Kerr, “Planetary Science: Who Can Read the Martian Clock?”, Science, 26 May 2006: Vol. 312. no. 5777, pp. 1132 – 1133, DOI: 10.1126/science.312.5777.1132.Before this realization came to light, the assumption was that meteoroids produced a steady rain of impactors on a planet or moon, allowing scientists to estimate the age of the surface.  “The concept sounds simple enough,” Kerr said, nostalgically; “To decipher the geologic history of other bodies in the solar system, count craters formed by the slow rain of bombarding rocks.  The more craters on a lava flow, glacial debris, or a flood deposit, the farther back in time a volcano erupted, ice flowed, or water gushed.”  Now, we know that “In practice, however, telling geologic time beyond Earth has proved tricky.”  A sidebar shows that there is even debate on how the impacts took place, and whether there was a catastrophic period of bombardment, or a slow decrease in events in the first million years of the solar system.    But wait; about that first million years – it is inferred from studies of the moon, which were dated by crater counts.  And the moon is also dated by extrapolation of dating methods from earth which were largely accepted due to their allowance of time for Darwinian evolution.  What if evolution is not true?  And what if the dating methods on Earth are flawed?  Can secular scientists really know anything about ages in the solar system?  Don’t count on it.  Assumption is the mother of confusion.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The South African Export XV

first_img20 August 2007While the Springboks will be representing South Africa at the Rugby World Cup there will be many other players with South African connections, turning out for other countries, in France in September.Not surprisingly, minnows Namibia, SA’s neighbour, is most heavily influenced by South Africa, but even some of the powerhouses of world rugby contain some SA influence.EnglandCape Town-born Stuart Abbott, who enjoyed World Cup success with defending champions England in 2003, is one of three centres in the 30-man squad. He qualified to play for his adopted country because his mother is English.A product of Diocesan College, widely known as Bishops, he studied economics at Stellenbosch University. Later, he played rugby for Northern Free State, Western Province, the Stormers, and SA under-23.Alongside Abbott, veteran Mike Catt, with 71 caps to his name, has been chosen as one of three flyhalves. Like Abbott, Catt was part of England’s World Cup winning squad, and qualified to play for the team because he has an English mother.Catt was born in Port Elizabeth and attended Grey High School, which is recognised as being amongst the finest schools’ sporting nurseries in South Africa. He earned provincial under-21 honours for Eastern Province, but was struggling to crack the senior provincial side when he went on holiday to England.While there, he took part in some training sessions with Bath and suddenly he had a new home, turning out for the English club. It wasn’t long before he progressed from club rugby to international rugby.In the pack, former Kearsney College schoolboy Matt Stevens, who respresented South Africa at junior level, will serve as cover at both loosehead and tighthead prop.AustraliaLike Stuart Abbott, Wallabies’ lock Daniel Vickerman attended school at Bishops in Cape Town.He represented South Africa at the Sanzar/UAR under-21 Championships in Argentina in 1999, playing in a team captained by SA’s World Cup captain John Smit.South Africa won the tournament, which also included New Zealand, Ireland, Argentina, England, Australia, and Wales.The New Zealand team they beat in the final included, among others, Doug Howlett, Aaron Mauger, Nathan Mauger, Rico Gear, Chris Jack, Andrew Hore, and Carl Hayman. Some of the South Africans included Jaco van der Westhuysen, Lawrence Sephaka, Gerrie Britz, Wylie Human, Wayne Julies, Frikkie Welsh, and Johan Roets.Eric Sauls coached the South African side while the assistant coach was Jake White, the current Springbok coach.Vickerman qualified to play for the Wallabies by serving a qualification period after moving Down Under. He played for Australia under-21 and Australia A before making his debut for the Wallabies against France in 2002. He has since gone on to play nearly 50 tests for his adopted country.New ZealandAlthough New Zealand’s All Blacks do not have a South African-born player in their World Cup squad, there is a South African connection. Greg Somerville attended Dale College in King Williams Town as an exchange student in 1995.A key member of the Crusaders and the All Blacks, he has represented New Zealand in 55 tests.FranceThe World Cup hosts, France, have included Pieter de Villiers in their line-up. A 63-test veteran, he attended Stellenbosch University for whom he turned out at tighthead prop.Although he is a French international, De Villiers carries both French and South African passports.ItalyDurban-born Roland de Marigny will turn out for Italy at the World Cup. A product of Westville Boys High, he played Super 12 rugby for the Sharks and the Bulls.In 2000/01 he moved to Italy to play for Overmach Parma. After spending more than five years playing in the Italian league he qualified to play for Italy and made his debut in the 2004 Six Nations Championship against England.He currently plays his club rugby for Cammi Calvisano.Ulster lock Carlo Del Fava was also selected for Italy, but injured a knee in training camp, which has forced him out of the World Cup.He was born in Umtata, but his family moved to Durban while he was young. He attended Queens College and played rugby for the Natal Sharks.Del Fava qualified to play for Italy because of his Italian father and made his debut in the 2004 Six Nations Championship against Wales in Cardiff.USAThe USA, who will face the Springboks in the World Cup on 30 September in Montpellier, has four players with South African connections.Centre Phillip Eloff was born in Thabazimbi and is nicknamed “Thabu” by his teammates. His childhood rugby hero was the legendary Springbok centre Danie Gerber.He’ll be playing in his second World Cup, having turned out for the Eagles four years ago in Australia. Eloff was a try scorer in the USA’s 39-26 win over Japan, which saw the Americans snap a string of 10 losses in succession at the World Cup.Chad Erskine was born in Pietermaritzburg and matriculated from Maritzburg College in 1998. A scrumhalf, he represented South Africa at under-21 level and played polo for SA at schoolboy level.Erskine made his US Eagles debut in August 2006 against Canada.Like Erskine, Owen Lentz, who was born in King Williams Town, also played for South Africa at under-21 level. Although he is a hooker, Eagles’ coach Peter Thorburn likes Lentz’s versatility so much that he has said he may use the player at flank too.Lentz played Currie Cup rugby for Border and Eastern Province from 1999 to 2001 and for SA under-21 in 2001.And just to show that front rowers are not all macho men with rough edges, Lentz is an art teacher.Although Francois Viljoen was born in Oakland, California, he grew up in South Africa. He played under-13 rugby for Natal and for the Blue Bulls under-21 team.Viljoen attended Pretoria University, a rugby powerhouse, and, like Phillip Eloff, says Danie Gerber was his childhood rugby hero. The player he respected the most was Andre Joubert, the Springbok World Cup winning fullback, who played in the 1995 final with a broken hand.Viljoen is a Bulls’ Super 14 supporter, so this season’s competition must have brought him a lot of pleasure as the Bulls became the first South African winners of the southern hemisphere showpiece. Not surprisingly, he lists Loftus Versfeld as his favourite ground.CanadaJust north of the USA, Canada has named two players with South African connections in its World Cup squad. Nick Trenkel was born in Randburg, but moved north as a youngster.A centre, he played for British Columbia at under-16, under-17, and under-18 levels, captaining the under-18 team to the national title in 2004.In 2006, he returned to South Africa to attend the Rugby Performance Academy in Cape Town.DTH van der Merwe, a versatile backline player, who covers a number of positions, is also South African-born.He played for Boland at under-16 level before his family emigrated in 2003, moving to Regina. He then turned out for Saskatchewan at under-18 and under-21 levels. Later, in 2005, he moved to Victoria, British Columbia.NamibiaThat leaves Namibia’s team, which was recently humbled 105-13 by the Springboks. There are plenty of Welwitschias’ players who have spent most of their rugby-playing lives in South Africa.Namibian captain Kees Lensing played for his country in the 2003 World Cup. He has played Super 14 rugby for the Bulls and the Sharks, and also had a stint with Leeds in the UK.Although he has played little for the Sharks this year, the chances are that he would have played for the Springboks in years gone by had he not turned out for Namibia.Loose forward Jacques Burger, a product of Windhoek High School, plays for Griquas. He has represented his country at Craven Week and under-19 level, as well as playing for Free State under-19.Centre Piet van Zyl and prop Jane du Toit are with the Boland Cavaliers, eighthman Jacques Niewenhuis is with the Falcons, while Marius Visser and Hugo Horn play for the Border Bulldogs.Sharks’ hooker Skipper Badenhorst was also chosen for the World Cup, but he chose to retire from the international game, citing family commitments.Tinus du Plessis and Nico Esterhuyse play club rugby for Stellenbosch University, Johannes Redelinghuys is with Kimberley Tech, the same club Jacques Burger belongs to, and Lu-Wayne Botes plays for Johannesburg University.So, there are 27 players, apart from the Springboks, with South African connections who will be in action at the World Cup.Some are distant connections, such as Greg Somerville and Nick Trenkel, while others, like many of the Namibians, play their rugby in South Africa.Two of the 27, Carlo Del Fava and Skipper Badenhorst, were selected to play in the World Cup but won’t be traveling to France due to injury and retirement respectively. 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