first_imgIt was as if all the drivers saved the best for last.A total of 148 turned up to entertain a bumper crowd with blistering action, superb execution and blinding speed at the final drag racing meet for 2015 at Vernamfield on Sunday.Executive member of the National Drag Racing Circuit (NDRC) Stephen Gunter says the turnout of drivers was testament to the level of confidence they are now showing in the drag racing product. He notes that there has been big year-on-year growth.”In 2014, we were seeing average fields of 122 for that series. This year, we saw average fields of 148, which happens to be the number that participated in the final challenge for the year,” Gunter said.He also pointed to the increased number of foreign entries. In 2014, there was a lone Caymanian representative in Michael Williams driving a Mitsubishi Evolution, who managed to win the Pro Racer 9 Second Challenge. This year, there were all of four representatives from Cayman piloting serious machines and laying down good times.Highlights of meet five included the record run of Xavia Murray – in his Honda Civic – who broke the NDRC Front Wheel Drive record three times. The new record is 10.048 seconds.The record run of Orville Williams in his Nissan Pulsar also excited the crowd. He set a new NDRC Four Wheel Drive record of 8.944 seconds down the quarter-mile track.Caymanian Jody Jervis was not to be outdone. He piloted his Nissan Skyline to set new NDRC Rear Wheel Drive 4, 6 and Rotary records twice. The new record is 8.903 seconds.Gunter says the larger fields also contain better prepped cars, as evidenced by the faster times and a resulting greater level of competition.”There is no denying that the drivers are better prepared; the times that they are recording are phenomenal,” Gunter said.Plans are already in place for the 2016 Drag Challenge. Gunter would not be drawn on the sponsorship line-up since ‘things are at a delicate stage”, he said. The NDRC executive was not shy in saying, however, that 2016 will be bigger and better.neville.graham@gleanerjm.comlast_img read more

first_imgNORWICH CITYAt this stage of last season Chelsea had won 10 of their opening 12 games, scoring 30 goals and conceding 11. Fast forward 12 months and the Blues have three victories while netting just 16 and conceding 23. Norwich last beat Chelsea in the Premier League in December 1994 at home while they have not won at Stamford Bridge since October 1993.EVERTON VS ASTON VILLAAston Villa’s trip to Everton could produce goals. They are the third highest scorers at home with 12, but they have also conceded 11 at Goodison Park (only West Bromwich Albion (12) have let in more at home. This fixture, though, has a habit of producing draws; of their 23 visits, Villa have drawn nine, including five of the last eight. Of the other 14 clashes Everton have won eight and lost six.SOUTHAMPTON VS STOKE CITYSouthampton should be confident; in 33 home clashes with Stoke they have won 21 and drawn five, while losing seven. They are unbeaten in their last 10 at home against Stoke, winning seven and drawing three. Stoke last won at Southampton in October 1980, their only win there in 19 visits. And Saints have scored 12 goals at St Mary’s; only Manchester City (19) and Leicester (13) have more.SWANSEA CITY VS AFC BOURNEMOUTHSwansea have lost their last two and a third loss, against Bournemouth, would represent their longest run of defeats since January 2014. These teams last met in the 2007-08 campaign, in the third tier, and overall, the Swans have the upper hand with 15 wins and five draws from 25 meetings in Wales. Bournemouth have won just five.TOTTENHAM VS WEST HAM UNITEDTottenham held local rivals Arsenal to a 1-1 draw at the Emirates last time out, extending their unbeaten run to 11 games – the best in the Barclays Premier League and their longest unbeaten sequence since December 2012 to March 2013, when they went 12 without loss. West Ham are unbeaten in their last two visits to White Hart Lane in the league but in a total of 19 Premier League visits the Hammers have won only four, while drawing five and losing 10.CRYSTAL PALACE VS SUNDERLANDCrystal Palace’s record at Selhurst Park is not as good as their return on the road. At home Palace have won two and drawn one, taking seven points from a possible 18 and scoring just six goals there. But away they have taken 12 from 18 thanks to four wins. Sunderland have conceded 18 away goals, an average of three per game and the most in the Premier League. They have scored six away, while failing to score in three. CHELSEA VSlast_img read more

first_imgDear Editor,Reference your news item ‘Oil Experts for High-level Cabinet Ministers Caucus today’, a question or two and a few brief remarks. Why was this briefing by a panel of experts not extended to include members of the parliamentary Opposition, civil society and the various interest groups that have evolved in the wake of the oil discoveries? Surely it would have been possible to at least hold a general session initially before a discussion in camera with Cabinet?1. The items on the agenda (SWF, national security etc) outweigh any partisan political divisions and speak to the future of the nation. While these issues transcend the current political matrix and the moment, the meeting is prisoner to both.2. Public funds have presumably been used to underwrite this meeting and to transport the various experts from their respective corners of the globe. It is therefore not unreasonable to expect that the expertise made available to the Cabinet also be made available to the citizenry.3. Did none of the experts or the organisations involved think to enquire as to whether there would be an opportunity for public engagement? One wonders how reports of this exclusive caucus would play with their respective constituencies, employers and funders at home. Chatham House, for example, maintains a commitment to open debate as well as ‘private discussions’ in its mission statement. In this case, apparently, the former has been forfeited in favour of the latter.4. The current Administration holds power by a one-seat majority, the slenderest of margins. What was arguably an ambitious coalition of disparate groups is already showing signs of fraying at the seams. Many commentators have pointed out that, if only for the sake of survival, it needs to govern inclusively and to seek to build alliances across the political spectrum, particularly on issues such as these. Here was a golden opportunity squandered.5. This, it seems, is the first of several such gatherings. One hopes that, in the future, the convener and the distinguished list of invitees will make a more concerted effort to respect international norms of public discourse.Yours faithfully,Isabelle de Caireslast_img read more

first_imgThree pump stations, which serve the East Canje, Berbice Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) communities are not functioning, leaving thousands of residents without potable water.Residents at the Adelphi Pump Station trying to get waterThe shutdown occurred on Friday last and five days later, residents are still seeking answers from both the Guyana Water Inc (GWI) and Guyana Power and Light (GPL).The pump stations at Sheet Anchor, Canefield and Adelphi went down at the same time but when contacted, the water company remained silent on the issue. The only access to potable water was Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo’s) pump at Adelphi.Chairman of the Number 38/Ordinance/Fort Lands Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Roy Jaffarally told this publication that persons have tried to get information from him on the situation, but he has no answers about the total shutdown of water supply in two NDC areas affecting residents as far as Palmyra. He added that this is so because the water company is not forthcoming with information on what has happened.Chairman of the Number 38/Ordinance/Fort Lands NDC Roy Jaffarally“Nothing is forthcoming from Dr Van-West Charles or his officers. The operators at GWI has been taking the phone off after being bombarded with phone calls and correctly so. People are concerned and they are also been bombarding the Chairman and I have no answers for them because honestly I don’t,” Jaffarally stated.According to Jaffarally, while thousands of residents are inconvenienced, the two utility companies – GWI and GPL – are both blaming each other for the shutdown.“He is not sending his officers on the ground to ensure that residents are comforted in some way so they will know when water will be coming and GWI is playing the blame game with GPL. GWI says it is a power problem while GPL is saying that GWI needs to install a piece of equipment to regularise the voltage coming so that the pumps can be operated properly. No one is giving me pertinent information for me to be able to inform the residents,” the NDC Chairman said.The NDC Chairman has expressed concern about sanitation, noting that there could soon be an outbreak of disease because of the lack of water in ten villages.“Prior to the total shutdown of those three pumps on Friday last, water was intermittent for months. It only runs for a little period in the day and then the pump will shut down. So it was an ongoing problem like a sore and then all of a sudden ‘boom’ it exploded and there was one total shutdown of all the pumps,” he said.However, residents are suspicious, saying that the probability of three pumps situated in three different villages shutting down raises eyebrows.last_img read more

first_img1 Chelsea and Middlesbrough clash in the Premier League tonight! Middlesbrough can be relegated from the Premier League if they lose to Chelsea tonight at Stamford Bridge.Boro will join already relegated Sunderland in the Championship next season if they fail to take anything from west London, though a draw or victory will keep their survival hopes alive for at least another week.For Chelsea, a win will put them on the cusp of the Premier League title.They will be seven points ahead of second-placed Spurs, and need just one further victory to lift the trophy; the Blues could be crowned champions on Friday night, should they win today then beat West Brom at the Hawthorns.So, who has been selected for the Stamford Bridge clash tonight? The confirmed teams are available, in full, below…Confirmed line ups:Chelsea XI: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Fabregas, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Hazard, CostaSubstitutes: Begovic, Zouma, Ake, Loftus-Cheek, Willian, Terry, ChalobahMiddlesbrough XI: Guzan, Da Silva, Chambers, Gibson, Friend, de Roon, Clayton, Forshaw, Traore, Negredo, DowningSubstitutes: Konstantopoulos, Bernardo, Leadbitter, Barragan, Bamford, Guedioura, Gestedelast_img read more

first_imgMORE than 300 people took part in the Interfirms 5k in Letterkenny on Tuesday evening, a record for the event.Gerard Gallagher was first home in 15:26, followed by Pauric McKinney and Patrick Hynes Foy.Catherine Dooher won the women’s race with Irene McFadden second and Charmaine McNulty in third. Pix from Kieran Carlin, FVAC. Full Results: Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Firm1 86               15.27           Gerard            Gallagher             SM            Donegal Creameries2 39               15.38           Pauric             Mc Kinney            M45           Scoil Iosagain 3 230             15.53           Patrick             Hynes-Foy           SM            Individual4 56               16.01           Johnny           Patton                 M40           HSE5 361             16.02           Adrian             McGowan             SM            Allstate6 227             16.09           Ivan                Toner                  SM            Individual7 218             16.13           Dean               Toland                SM            LYIT 8 309             16.15           Colin              Watson                SM            Individual9 373             16.15           Adam              Friel                    SM            Individual10 207             16.24           Sean               McGettigan           SM            Individual11 358             16.26           Kevin              Ferry                   M40           Donegal Creameries 12 250             16.27           Eddie              Margey                SM            An Post13 213             16.29           Paul                Mc Glinchey         SM            Individual14 362             16.35           Stephen           Connor                SM            Individual15 276             16.39           Daniel             Hannigan             SM            Army LK16 305             16.41           Brian               Crosson              SM            Individual17 270             16.48           Ciaran             McGonagle           SM            Allstate18 209             16.57           Frank              Chaney                M45           Argos19 9                17.07           Gerard            Bogle                  M45           UnitedHealthGroup20 223             17.13           Paul                Toner                  SM            LYIT21 420             17.20           Noel               Diver                   SM            Individual22 338             17.26           Adrian             Toye                   SM            Individual23 242             17.27           Liam               Murray                 SM            DCC24 36               17.28           Tom                Thompson           M45           Army LK25 62               17.31           Raymond         Birch                   SM            KS Kitchens26 211             17.32           Shane             Gallagher             SM            Donegal Creameries27 376             17.32           Darren             McGlinchey          SM            Army LK28 331             17.33           Pauric             Breslin                 SM            Individual29 246             17.34           Sean               Dudgeon              SM            Individual30 417             17.35           Paul                Doherty               SM            HSE21 May 2013  Page 1 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club31 303             17.36           Brian               Ferry                   SM            An Post32 214             17.38           Marcus            McClintock           M40           Individual33 256             17.38           Liam               Doherty               SM            Individual34 38               17.42           Aidan              McKenna              M40           Individual35 339             17.44           Ciaran             McBride               SM            LYIT36 404             17.44           Sean               Diver                   SM            Army LK37 365             17.46           Hugh              Coll                    M40           Individual38 330             17.50           Dayle              Gallagher             JM            Individual39 345             17.51           Barry               Coyle                  SM            Allied Irish Bank40 58               17.52           Barry               Meehan               SM            Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal41 29               17.53           Gareth             Kerrigan               SM            Brown Printers42 201             17.53           Shane             Doherty               SM            Individual43 378             17.54           PJ                  Boyce                  M40           Individual44 374             17.55           Enda               McBride               JM            St Eunans College45 8                17.57           Martin             Kelly                   SM            UnitedHealthGroup46 7                18.03           Michael           Kelly                   SM            UnitedHealthGroup47 26               18.04           Gary               McGee                 M40           Individual48 419             18.09           Kenny             O Donnell            M40           Individual49 266             18.10           John               Collins                SM            Allstate50 342             18.10           Johnny           Gettins                SM            Army LK51 27               18.14           John               Conlon                SM            LYIT52 398             18.20           Mark               Daly                    M40           Daly Memorials53 40               18.24           Pat                 Gallagher             SM            Scoil Iosagain54 340             18.24           Glenn             Duncan                SM            Prumerica55 377             18.24           Hugh              Duffy                   SM            Individual56 64               18.25           Paddy             Fox                     SM            HSE57 41               18.33           Gerard            Devine                 SM            Aura58 248             18.36           Jason             King                    M40           Kirchhoff59 247             18.38           Paul                O Gara                M40           Prumerica60 232             18.40           Niall                McGee                 SM            CC School61 308             18.44           Ciaran             O Donnell            M40           Donegal Democrat62 23               18.45           Brian               Doherty               SM            Individual21 May 2013  Page 2 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club63 45               18.46           Darren             Price                   SM            Individual64 1                18.46           Kieran             Coyle                  SM            UnitedHealthGroup65 348             18.47           Seamus           Morrison              M40           Individual66 99               18.48           David              Gordon               JM            Individual67 100             18.50           Richard           Gordon               JM            Individual68 76               18.55           Martin             McGinley             M40           An Post69 97               18.57           Stewart            McGee                 SM            Individual70 360             18.58           Declan            Doherty               SM            Allstate71 364             19.00           Peter               O Donnell            SM            Individual72 34               19.01           Paddy             Ward                   M45           Ward Seafoods73 17               19.04           Kieran             McMonagle           SM            UnitedHealthGroup74 233             19.04           Finbarr            Gallagher             M45           CC School75 234             19.05           Andrew            Stoddart               SM            Allstate76 392             19.06           Enda               Doherty               SM            Individual77 95               19.11           Damien            McBride               SM            Individual78 37               19.13           Adrian             O Donnell            SM            Individual79 403             19.14           Gavin              Crawford              SM            Army LK80 212             19.16           Alan                McConnell            SM            Donegal Creameries81 19               19.17           Ross               Wherrity               SM            Individual82 301             19.19           Collie              O Donnell            M40           Individual83 325             19.20           Barry               McMenamin          SM            Allstate84 409             19.21           Peter               Devine                 SM            Social Welfare85 220             19.22           Tommy            McBride               SM            Individual86 42               19.23           Michael           McHugh               SM            FBD87 77               19.24           Richard           McGee                 SM            Allstate88 380             19.25           Martin             Doherty               M40           Social Welfare89 228             19.26           Kevin              Toner                  M60           Individual90 204             19.27           Adrian             Herrity                 SM            Donegal Printing91 25               19.33           Mal                 McCausland          M60           NI Civil Service92 35               19.34           Tony               Gallagher             M45           Western Beverages93 351             19.36           Seamus           Nallan                 SM            Individual94 347             19.38           Cathal             Morrison              M40           Individual21 May 2013  Page 3 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club95 92               19.39           Cathal             Harvey                 SM            Individual96 225             19.41           James             Gibbons               M50           Individual97 329             19.42           Ronan             O Driscoll             SM            Individual98 202             19.43           Pauric             Meehan               SM            Individual99 399             19.44           Phil                Boyle                  M40           Individual100 94               19.45           Catherine         Dooher                SW           Individual101 397             19.46           Martin             Burke                  SM            Individual102 277             19.47           Michael           McGinty               M45           Individual103 372             19.49           Shane             Hilley                  SM            Duffy Express104 49               19.50           Gerard            Galllagher            M50           Individual105 317             19.51           Patrick             Brennan               SM            BOI106 236             19.52           Irene               McFadden            SW           Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal107 328             19.54           Stephen           Clinton                SM            Individual108 382             19.55           Oisin              Canning              JM            Individual109 11               19.56           Paul                Coyle                  M40           UnitedHealthGroup110 341             19.57           Garvan            McCloskey           M50           Individual111 6                20.00           Brendan          Govaerts              SM            UnitedHealthGroup112 252             20.02           Paddy             Gallagher             M40           Kirchhoff113 411             20.03           Paul                McGettigan           SM            Individual114 359             20.06           Conor             McAlven               SM            Allstate115 291             20.07           Denis              Bonner                M40           Individual116 387             20.08           Paul                Harris                  M40           Individual117 375             20.10           Charlie            O Donnell            SM            Prumerica118 370             20.12           Michael           Murphy                SM            Individual119 93               20.13           Charmaine       O Brien                SW           Individual120 323             20.14           Darren             Beecroft               M45           Prumerica121 90               20.17           Phelim             Lynch                  SM            Kirchhoff122 292             20.19           Paul                Lee                     M45           Eircom123 52               20.20           PJ                  Friel                    M45           Kirchhoff124 334             20.21           Declan            Smith                  SM            Prumerica125 85               20.21           Marie              Boyle                  SW           Individual126 349             20.22           Manus             Peoples               M50           An Post21 May 2013  Page 4 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club127 206             20.24           Kevin              McColgan            SM            Scoil Iosagain128 271             20.25           Conor             Callaghan            SM            Donegal Creameries129 263             20.29           Nikita              Burke                  SW           Individual130 326             20.29           Gary               Gumbleton            SM            Allstate131 238             20.30           Paul                McGee                 SM            Kirchhoff132 24               20.31           Raymond         McRory                SM            Individual133 14               20.31           Adrian             Gill                     SM            UnitedHealthGroup134 20               20.32           Ollie               Harvey                 SM            Individual135 337             20.34           Seamus           Curran                 M50           Individual136 388             20.35           Kevin              Greenan              M50           Individual137 310             20.36           Gabriel            O Leary                SM            Kirchhoff138 350             20.37           Sinead            Peoples               SW           HSE139 332             20.38           Gordon           Rule                    SM            Donegal Creameries140 46               20.39           William            Freeney               M40           Individual141 287             20.43           Mark               Canning              SM            Individual142 219             20.47           Hugh              Gallagher             M50           Individual143 279             20.48           Christine          Russell                JW            Individual144 314             20.49           Marian             Bonner                W40          DCC145 488             20.50           Neil                Barrett                 SM            Individual146 240             20.51           Mary               Hippsley              W45          Individual147 285             20.55           Naoise            Enright                SM            Individual148 82               20.59           Eddie              Doherty               SM            Prumerica149 16               21.01           Davin              Doherty               M40           UnitedHealthGroup150 316             21.03           Terence           Diver                   M40           Individual151 28               21.07           Ronan             Brolly                  M50           Swilly Meats152 363             21.09           Kieran             McIntyre               SM            Individual153 54               21.11           Declan            Devlin                 SM            Argos154 254             21.13           Darren             Lynch                  JM            Individual155 18               21.13           John               McGinley             SM            Individual156 391             21.13           Karl                Crossan               SM            Individual157 414             21.14           Hugh              Ferry                   SM            Individual158 405             21.14           Orla                Fogarty                JW            Individual21 May 2013  Page 5 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club159 61               21.15           Gerard            O Donnell            M40           Individual160 486             21.15           Sammy            Bogan                 SM            CC School161 272             21.16           Declan            Waters                 SM            Individual162 221             21.20           Noreen            Bonner                W55          Social Welfare163 229             21.22           Jane               McGinley             SW           Individual164 318             21.23           Kevin              Doherty               SM            Donegal Creameries165 280             21.24           Noel               Kilpatrick              SM            Individual166 407             21.26           Garvan            Boyce                  M40           Social Welfare167 462             21.28           Jarleth             Duffy                   M40           Individual168 396             21.31           Bernard           McDyre                M50           Individual169 243             21.35           Anthony          Murray                 M60           Individual170 315             21.38           Maeve             Callaghan            SW           Individual171 371             21.40           Brigid              Moohan               SM            Inishowen A C172 400             21.45           Philip              Nicholson            SM            Individual173 267             21.49           Shane             Keaveney             SM            Individual174 80               21.51           Sharon            Black                   SW           Voodoo175 84               21.52           Noel               McCormick           SM            Individual176 390             21.53           Noel               Boyd                   SM            Individual177 465             21.57           Noel               Lynch                  M45           Individual178 72               21.58           Serena            McDaid                SW           HSE179 274             22.00           Pat                 McCrudden           M60           Individual180 68               22.01           John               McKelvey             SM            Individual181 369             22.02           James             McBride               M60           Social Welfare182 366             22.02           Gavin              McBrearty             SM            Individual183 255             22.04           Tony               McBride               SM            Individual184 59               22.04           Paul                Sweeney              SM            Individual185 13               22.04           Patrick             McBride               M50           UnitedHealthGroup186 463             22.05           Stephen           Sweeney              SM            Swilly Group187 57               22.05           Gloria             Donaghey            W50          Individual188 353             22.06           Emma              McGee                 SW           Individual189 306             22.07           Eugene            McGinley             M45           Individual190 55               22.08           Christopher      O Donnell            SM            Individual21 May 2013  Page 6 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club191 352             22.09           Lorraine           McDaid                SW           Individual192 357             22.10           Eimear             McClafferty           SW           Prumerica193 249             22.11           Vera                Haughey              W50          HSE194 15               22.13           Anthony          McCrea                M40           UnitedHealthGroup195 73               22.16           Owen              Coyle                  M50           An Post196 91               22.18           Ronan             Gibson                SM            Individual197 418             22.20           Gavin              Harris                  SM            Individual198 394             22.22           Andy               McGovern            SM            LYIT199 262             22.24           James             Dohery                M60           Individual200 273             22.24           Eugene            McGinley             M45           Sean O Hare Unit201 21               22.28           Laura              Elliot                   SW           Individual202 63               22.31           Sean               O Donnell            M50           O Donnell Coaches203 67               22.35           Ann Marie        Dalton                 SW           Individual204 290             22.35           PJ                  McMenamin          SM            Prumerica205 269             22.35           Breege            Collins                W40          Individual206 257             22.36           Mairead           Cullen                 SW           Individual207 43               22.43           Chris              Ashmore              M45           An Post208 231             22.45           Rosie              O Donnell            SW           Individual209 251             22.46           Caroline          McNulty               SW           Individual210 98               22.48           Marian             Kerr                    SW           LYIT211 203             22.50           David              Wasson               SM            Chas Kelly212 81               22.53           Joe                 McNulty               M40           Individual213 406             22.53           John               Ferry                   M45           Individual214 87               22.54           Leonard           Callan                 M45           Donegal Creameries215 354             22.54           Mark               McGettigan           SM            Individual216 31               22.55           Des                Goyvaerts            SM            Swilly Meats217 224             23.05           Sylvester          Hiemstra              M40           Individual218 239             23.13           Laird               McKinley              SM            Individual219 278             23.14           Mark               Farren                 SM            Individual220 79               23.15           Vanessa          Friel                    SW           Individual221 30               23.16           Andrew            Stewart                SM            Individual222 12               23.18           Suzanne          McCloskey           SW           UnitedHealthGroup21 May 2013  Page 7 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club223 415             23.30           Aidan              Kelly                   SM            Individual224 241             23.40           Kieran             McCaffferty           SM            Individual225 367             23.43           Alistair             Hetherington         M40           Individual226 66               23.43           Clara               Quigley                SW           Allstate227 88               23.47           Michelle           Kelly                   W45          HSE228 2                23.49           Garvan            Doherty               SM            UnitedHealthGroup229 389             23.52           Alan                Alcorn                 SM            Individual230 53               24.07           Alison             Stoddart               SW           Individual231 464             24.09           Jason             Regan                 SM            Prumerica232 22               24.10           Caoimhe          Herrity                 SW           Individual233 416             24.12           Emmet             O Donnell            SM            Prumerica234 408             24.13           Christy            Callaghan            M45           Social Welfare235 304             24.17           Rachel            Crosson              SW           Individual236 50               24.20           Declan            Friel                    M40           One Stop237 410             24.22           Barry               Tinney                 M40           Individual238 288             24.25           Siobhan           McElwee              SW           Individual239 205             24.26           Lisa                Dalton                 SW           24/7 Triathlon240 412             24.30           Mary               Bond                   M50           HSE241 83               24.37           Diane              Stewart                SW           Social Welfare242 395             24.51           Ruth               McCrudden           W45          Individual243 235             24.59           Lisa                Doherty               SW           Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal244 89               25.07           Eithne             Cox                    W40          McMullan Solicitors245 289             25.11           Eoghan           Gleeson               SM            Individual246 489             25.17           Tommy            McNaught             SM            An Post247 51               25.21           Patricia            Nulty                   W40          Individual248 319             25.25           Lorraine           Kerr                    SW           Individual249 74               25.26           Noelle             McLaughlin           SW           Individual250 281             25.27           Edith               Neeley                 SW           Social Welfare251 275             25.29           Aubrey             Baxter                  SM            Kirchhoff252 237             25.30           Shauna            McGeehan            SW           Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal253 65               25.37           Roisin             Rose                   SW           Individual254 320             25.40           Agnes             Ryan                   SW           Individual21 May 2013  Page 8 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club255 3                25.42           Sinead            McCaffertyn Kyle    SW           UnitedHealthGroup256 216             25.43           Eamonn           Ferry                   M45           Individual257 70               25.44           Kelly               McKinley              SW           Individual258 327             25.53           Noelle             Parker                 SW           Prumerica259 461             25.54           Mark               Friel                    SM            Kirchhoff260 356             25.56           Paula              Cullen                 SW           Individual261 32               25.57           Jimmy             Gildea                 M50           Swilly Meats262 226             26.12           Maureen          Doherty               W45          Individual263 33               26.30           Eithne             McLoone              SW           HSE264 487             26.31           Susie              Tinney                 SW           Individual265 302             26.40           Catherine         Burke                  SW           Individual266 71               26.47           Emma              McLaughlin           SW           Allstate267 284             26.47           Eileen             Morning               W40          Individual268 307             26.53           Una                McCotter              W40          Individual269 343             26.55           John               Doherty               SM            Individual270 344             26.58           Sean               McFadden            SM            Individual271 286             27.07           Geraldine         McTeague            SW           HSE272 264             27.09           Bridget            Friel                    W40          Individual273 282             27.15           Yvonne           McGlynn              SW           Individual274 96               27.20           Darren             Gallagher             SM            Individual275 401             27.24           Barry               McDaid                M45           Kirchhoff276 268             27.27           Margaret          Devenney             W40          Individual277 336             27.35           Pamela            Nelson                SW           Prumerica278 265             27.36           Dermot            Friel                    JM            Individual279 383             27.44           John               Duffy                   M40           Individual280 258             27.45           Natalia             Colmenarejo         SW           Allstate281 346             27.48           John               Coyle                  SM            Individual282 283             27.51           Siobhan           Barret Doherty       SW           Individual283 10               27.53           Sinead            Flanagan             SW           UnitedHealthGroup284 78               27.56           Patrick             Fox                     M40           Allstate285 47               27.57           Marian             Gallen                 SW           Individual286 215             28.09           Diane              McGarrigle           SW           Individual21 May 2013  Page 9 of 10 Place  Race No.  Time  FirstName  Surname  Category  Club287 368             28.17           Sheral             Hetherington         SW           Individual288 4                28.19           Anita               Donnelly              SW           UnitedHealthGroup289 48               28.20           Annette            Gallen                 SW           Individual290 5                28.21           Linda              Harkin                 SW           UnitedHealthGroup291 384             28.22           Rhona             McGlynn              SW           Individual292 222             28.28           Geraldine         Hunter                 SW           Individual293 75               28.29           Claire              McCarron             SW           Individual294 253             28.30           Yvonne           Lynch                  SW           Individual295 259             29.02           Sophie            Kelly                   SW           DCC296 313             29.11           Lee                 Ponsonby            SM            Individual297 385             29.21           Stephen           Crossan               SM            Individual298 260             29.26           Rita                Conway               SW           DCC299 324             29.30           Gerard            Grant                  SM            Prumerica300 69               29.40           Emma              Duffy                   SW           Individual301 217             29.51           Carol              Ferry                   SW           Individual302 381             29.54           Malachy           Canning              M40           Individual303 386             29.56           Alan                Mailey                 SM            Individual304 321             30.22           Brenda            Doherty               SW           Individual305 322             30.23           Sharon            Hunter                 SW           Individual306 261             30.25           Martina            McBrearty             W55          DCC307 355             30.31           Maria              Buchanan             SW           Individual308 335             30.34           Karina             Gildea                 SW           Prumerica309 379             32.41           Declan            Black                   SM            Individual310 44               32.43           Roisin             Gallagher             SW           An Post311 402             34.07           Anthony          Gildea                 M40           Kirchhoff312 311             38.34           Ursula             McGarvey             SW           Individual313 60               39.51           Margaret          Black                   SW           IndividualTotal Runners:  313 RESULTS AND PICTURE SPECIAL AS RECORD CROWD TURNS OUT FOR INTERFIRMS 5K was last modified: May 22nd, 2013 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 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first_img Having joined Liverpool in 2014, Markovic has had several loan spells away 4 4 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED His career at Anfield is over and it’s safe to say his four years as a Liverpool have been pretty miserable.Markovic was expected to leave the club last month but a £2.9m deadline day move to Anderlecht collapsed after he was unable to agree personal terms. The 24-year-old, who flew out to Belgium for talks, later claimed “money was not the issue”. He isn’t in the Premier League squad.Alberto Moreno The midfielder is 32, but has been one of Liverpool’s better players this season. “It’s nice to see that it’s not too late,” Jurgen Klopp, his manager said. “Millie is 32 but if you look at him he’s one these players who can probably play at 36 or 37, that kind of player. A fantastic professional.“He is a good lad in the dressing room and a very demanding person – of both his manager and team-mates. He is a natural leader. That’s all cool.”Daniel Sturridge MONEY Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 4 Milner has started the season well, but is yet to be offered a new contract by the club He was never going to displace Roberto Firmino as the centre forward, but Sturridge still has a role to play this season and, who knows, maybe he will secure a new contract.Sturridge, 29, enjoyed a good pre-season and on that tour of the US, Klopp said: “There is no doubt about his quality. If Daniel Sturridge is fit, he will play a role in the team, 100%. Does he have to play 50-something games? No. But hopefully a few really good ones. That’s the plan.” A sensational goal against Chelsea to rescue a point will certainly do him no harm.Lazar Markovic Moreno lost his place to Andy Robertson last season and is believed to be on his way out, which could happen in January when his deal will be in its final six months. He has been at the club since leaving Sevilla in a £12m transfer in 2014. It is said Adam Lewis will benefit from Moreno’s exit. no dice RANKED huge blow There are four players – key ones and Lazar Markovic – out of contract at Liverpool in 2019.The club could lose them for nothing if they do not sign new deals and looks at who they are.James Milner silverware center_img Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Moreno is likely to depart on a free transfer next summer Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ REPLY BEST OF Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Sturridge spent part of last season on loan at West Brom, but his form this season suggests he is keen on staying at Anfield beyond next summer Most popular football news England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 4 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED last_img read more

first_imgThe partner of right-to-die campaigner Marie Fleming says he is backing moves to legalise cannabis for MS sufferers.Marie Fleming and husband Tom. Marie passed away in DecemberMarie, who was from Lifford, took cannabis in a medicinal form to east her pain.Her partner Tom said he is delighted that the State will legalise the medicinal cannabis next month. Tom said “It is a long time coming. I have spoken in the past of the effect that cannabis had on Marie.“It really worked with the pain relief and spasms and the mood-lifting capabilities were very good,” he said.The medicinal cannabis will be distributed in a spray form and taken orally.  TRAGIC MARIE’S PARTNER SAYS CANNABIS PLAN WILL HELP MS SUFFERERS was last modified: June 30th, 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:cannabisdonegalLiffordMARIE FLEMINGright to dielast_img read more

first_imgDonegal’s ETB Schools are leading the way when it comes to cracking the code for their futures.Next Wednesday, ahead of EU Code Week 2017, Donegal ETB will host a Coding Initiative cluster day for staff from four of its schools to support them in rolling out cutting edge teaching in the area of coding.In 2016, two of Donegal ETB’s schools, the Abbey Vocational School in Donegal Town and Crana College in Buncrana were among only twenty-two schools nation-wide to introduce coding to their schools as part of the new Junior Cycle reforms. Following an invitation to more schools to participate in the new ‘Junior Cycle Coding in Action’ initiative, a further 50 schools were chosen from 175 entries from around the country, including two more Donegal ETB schools, Colaiste na Carraig, An Charraig and Errigal College, Letterkenny.The introduction of coding to schools is one of the most exciting new Junior Cycle short courses now available and Donegal ETB schools are leading the way with this initiative, led by Donegal ETB teacher, Thomas Boyle of Crana College who is a JCT Coding Associate. Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) is the Department of Education and Skills support service for schools.The innovative delivery of coding in Crana College has already been notice by the European Commission, Google Europe, Minister Ciaran Cannon, the Teaching Council, BT Young Scientist, Microsoft Ireland, Intel Ireland and a host of companies across the globe.Speaking about next week’s cluster day, Thomas Boyle, JCT Coding Associate in Donegal ETB’s Crana College, said this is a very exciting time to be in education especially in the area of Coding and Computer Science. “The Coding Short Course and Digital competencies at a whole school level as part of the Junior Cycle, is key to laying down the foundation for new subjects like Computer Science to be introduced by 2018.”Dr Martin Gormley, Donegal ETB’s Director of Schools, spoke about the initiative stated.“Donegal ETB is fully aware of the digital transformation and the pace of change in today’s classrooms; the challenge for teachers is to be prepared for this explosion of technology. Donegal ETB believes it is essential to focus on and support our teachers in this new learning area and that they must be given time to upskill in order to implement coding and computing in their schools.“Delivery of this cutting edge course in our schools is evidence of the exceptional standards of teaching and learning being promoted across Donegal ETB’s schools, colleges and centres. I’d like to commend the willingness of the staff to take on this new innovation and also thank Thomas for leading out on this initiative.”Further updates on this initiative and further coding activities taking place in Donegal ETB schools, can be found on its website ( or social media accounts – Facebook/Twitter (@DonegalETB) and YouTube (Donegal ETB). Donegal’s ETB schools are cracking the code! was last modified: October 1st, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:codingdonegalETBlast_img read more

first_img3 June 2014Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA’s) 500 000th EA111 engine rolled off the production line on Friday, marking the 2-millionth engine produced at the company’s manufacturing plant in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.Production of the EA111 engine, which powers Volkswagen’s Polo and Polo Vivo models locally and equivalent models abroad, began in 2010 with volumes of 89 000 a year.“Since then, there has been a steady growth in production volumes, with this year’s production set to reach the 175 000 mark,” Richard Reid, head of VWSA’s engine plant, said in a statement on Monday.Reid said that, of these 175 000 engines, 77% were targeted for export to international markets, including factories in China, India, Malaysia, Taiwan and Mexico.“Last year in September, we introduced a fourth shift in the engine plant which increased the production capacity from 147 000 to 175 000 engines. The bolstering of production was due to the high demand from the Chinese market,” Reid said.The company said it had introduced new production line technology over the years to handle the increased growth in production. This included a state-of-the-art testing facility which ensures that each engine is 100% proof tested before it leaves the line, as well as hi-tech interactive machinery that assists operators with instructions via a screen connected to the electronic bolting equipment.VWSA managing director David Powels said these improvements had enabled the company to produce an engine every two minutes, while ensuring “that we are continually improving our products for both the local and international markets”.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more