Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterAdvertisement 58rv0oNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vshv0aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ejybpa( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5cq5Would you ever consider trying this?😱b5jxzCan your students do this? 🌚dxkmuRoller skating! Powered by Firework Yesterday had been amazing for both AS Roma and Chris Smalling. The ex Manchester United defender scored the opener, and also provided two assists as Roma thrashed Brescia at home. The enjoyment didn’t stop as the club pulled a light jab at Smalling’s former side on Twitter.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/TwitterThe Red Devils ended the match day in all disappointment, as they newly promoted Sheffield United managed to make a 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane. Meanwhile, as the Twitter hand of Bleacher Report Football was cherishing Roma’s victory and their center back’s marvellous performance, one United supporter came and called Serie A ‘farmers league. But, Roma’s social media executives promptly jumped on work.Check out the tweet made by the club below-Advertisement One twitter user named Raven replied to the tweet by saying: “I repeat Manchester United was the problem” suggesting it was the best decision for Smalling to swap sides. However, one user named Fini replied: “Italy is farmer league” implying the Serie A is easier and the reason why the 30 year old English center back is doing better.Below here is the whole conversation-Roma’s Twitter admin posted screenshots of the convo, and added in a tweet from Sheffield United’s official Twitter handle, poking at Solskjær’s side and its fans for not being able to secure a victory against them.Here is the tweet by Sheffield-This tweet was posted as Sheffield striker Oli McBurnie netted in the equalizer in the 90th minute as they were trailing behind 2-3. Advertisement
Herunga believes training in Jamaica will help push her to her best. “I think they are people who can push me because, back home, I just train alone, and here, there’s Stephenie (McPherson) and a lot of them and competition-wise, Jamaica always has athletes who can push me to my limit,” she said. Life in Jamaica is different, but Herunga admits to loving the Jamaican cuisine. “The weather is different because we have summer, we have winter, we have spring, but the weather is not that bad. It’s humid. I like the food too. It is different. I love the ackee. That’s one thing that I would take back home, and the training facilities. We don’t have the best training facility, but what we have, it’s enough to take us to Rio.” JAMAICAN TRAINING A PLUS PORTLAND, USA: It isn’t only Jamaicans who train in Jamaica who have been participating at the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre this weekend. On Thursday, Tjipekapora Herunga of Namibia competed in the women’s 400m heats. Herunga is a student in the Faculty of Science and Sport at the University of Technology (UTech) and trains with the UTech-based MVP Track and Field Club. The Namibian was hoping to improve on her 55.40-second indoor personal best, but was unfortunately disqualified. “I came out today to run the 400m. It’s kind of hard. It was my second 400m and I came here saying I’m going out there to give my best,” she told The Gleaner. Herunga explained how she ended up in Jamaica from Windhoek, Namibia. “We watch athletics and we see most of the best world-class athletes in Jamaica,” she said. “In Namibia, we have talented people, but I don’t think we have people who can help the athletes go forward, so then our government and UTech came together and decided to give people 50 per cent of our scholarship, and that’s how we end up there and with MVP.”
…city unable to pay workersThe Mayor and City Council (M&CC) has confirmed that its city Police Department is understaffed and as such, cannot protect citizens who conduct their business on a day-to-day basis in Georgetown.The unit is short of 100 men and women owing to the fact that City Hall is unable to pay its workers and employ new constables at this point in time.This is according to the Chief Constable of M&CC, Andrew Foo during an exclusive interview with Guyana Times on Thursday.“In terms of our constabulary, we are constrained in terms of our numbers. It’s not what we would have asked for (because) actually our authorised strength, in 2018, should have been 345. We are currently short of approximately maybe 100 officers,” Foo related.According to him, this affects the maximum performance of the City Constabulary. “If we had had those officers, the Constabulary would have been able to ensure that we are visibly present on the ground by way of foot patrols and even on bicycle patrols and vehicular patrols.”Foo stressed the importance of having uniformed Constables in and around the city as he noted that there have been reports of criminals being deterred from their actions.He, nevertheless, told this publication that he was hoping for the Council’s financial crisis to be dealt with the soonest which may very well help to lower the amount of crime in the city, since they will be able to recruit more Constables to patrol the city streets.It was explained by the Chief Constable that City Hall has put a freeze on the employment aspect, but this move has only put a dent in its operations.He said that the City Constabulary recognised the need for more Constables to be recruited and had conducted interviews with a numbers of persons, but was, however, unable to employ the applicants as a result of the crisis being experienced in M&CC.Back in 2016, the municipality was also understaffed by 140 City Constables, a Deputy Medical Officer of Health, a Pharmacist, a Practical Nurse, and clerks.A Councillor at that time said, “…only a third of the budgeted strength [of] this administration department is actually at work. There is no Deputy Medical Officer of Health, no Pharmacist, there’s no clerk II or practical nurse.”In January of the said year, the Chief Constable described the Constabulary as “very weak”.Foo further stated that that the performance and challenges within the department would be explored.According to him, the Constabulary which comprised 178 sworn officers and 65 auxiliary security guards, at the time, did not met the expectations of the department, owing to “trials and limitations”, including the lack of human and other resources.
Even though a dozen riders came out to race in the plus five conditions, the series came down to a final sprint between points leaders Kevin Shaw and Pat Ferris. Coming down the home stretch, Ferris pulled out from behind Shaw, crossing the finish line first by a close margin of about a foot.With twelve riders all in close proximity, the first split of the race came on the gravel uphill and downhill, with Ferris, Shaw and Gary Hilderman George Gamble pulling away from the pack on the muddy section. Ferris and Shaw increased their lead even more at the last gravel hill, pulling away from their competition for the remainder of the race.Ferris, who first won this event back in 1998, completed the 27 km loop race at a time of 57 minutes 48 seconds, winning his second Roubaix series in a row and for a record fifth time, finishing this year’s series with 14 points and two stage wins.- Advertisement -2010 winner Gary Hilderman finished the race third after outsprinting George Gamble for a time of 58:43.2008 winner Bob Andrews emerged victorious in the 17 km event, winning with a time of 38:14. Dian Loro placed second at 49:45.There isn’t much time to recover for last weekend participants, as the Blizzard Bike Club will be back on the pavement this Sunday, April 1, when the club will hold a paved road race. The race will run from Humpty’s to the Beatton Park Road, out to the Montney Store and the Old Montney Highway, then back to Humpty’s for a total distance of 60 km.Advertisement There will also be a 25 km distance as well. Start time for both is 2 p.m.For more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of the club’s upcoming events, visit the club’s official website.
Fourteen school districts in the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys will not have to reimburse the state up to $15 million for the construction of special-education classrooms. The State Allocation Board adopted regulations Wednesday saying a new law concerning transfer of school facilities would not be applied retroactively and the school districts would be exempt from the payback requirement, officials said. “The regulations have been adopted to not apply as a retroactive remittance,” Westside Union School District Superintendent Regina Rossall said. District officials said the new law would unfairly penalize them for taking over from Los Angeles County the special-education programs for severely disabled students several years ago. Assembly Bill 2947 would require districts to repay the state for part of the cost of constructing special-education classrooms that were built with 100 percent state hardship funding given to the Los Angeles County Office of Education when it ran the programs. Ten Antelope Valley school districts stood to lose more than $12 million. Four elementary school districts in the Santa Clarita Valley faced losing $2.3 million, based on the number of classrooms that were built. The classrooms were built in the late 1990s and early 2000s, and the special-education programs were transferred from the county Office of Education to the districts from 2000 to 2004. The bill says if the county transfers title of the classrooms to the districts within 10 years of their occupation, then the districts would have to pay the state back. The county still has title to the classrooms but wants to transfer it to the districts because the law says the county’s eligibility for special-education school construction funding, which was hurt by the transfer, can’t be restored until the title transfer occurs. State officials said the districts would not face liability unless they agreed to accept title. Officials said the county can regain some of its eligibility by reaching agreements with districts that were also in hardship status at the time the classrooms were built and for which no payback is required. Hardship districts would have received 100 percent funding from the state if they themselves had built the special-education classrooms. School districts that did not qualify for hardship funding and were in a 50-50 match program would owe the state money, officials said. — Karen Maeshiro, (661) firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B.: The Grande Prairie RCMP are currently investigating after being called out a fire at a barbershop.Police responded to the scene of the fire, Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop on the west side of town on Sunday June 5th, at approximately 3:40 AM. Upon arrival, police attended with the Grande Prairie Fire Department to find smoke billowing from the barbershop, where firefighters also located a truck inside of the building. The vehicle and the store were unoccupied and nobody was injured.The incident is currently under investigation, however no further information has been released. Anyone with information in the case is asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP at: (780) 830-5701, or Should contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1.800.222.8477 (TIPS) if you wish to remain anonymous.- Advertisement –
Entrepreneur, author and adventurer Debra Searle launched the 2012 Enterprising Donegal Business Week yesterday to a capacity crowd in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny.Over 800 local businesses are booked to attend events during Business Week. Organised by Donegal County Enterprise Board, the aim of the series of seminars and workshops is to inspire and motivate people to consider starting their own business and to provide a learning and networking forum for those already in business. Running until Friday 9th March, in venues across the county, topics range from digital marketing to a workshop on wellbeing.Guest speaker Debra Searle first hit the headlines when she single-handedly rowed 3,000 miles across the Atlantic.In an epic 3 ½ month journey she battled 30 foot waves, sharks and force 8 gales in a 23 foot plywood boat before reaching her destination. Since then she has completed the Yukon River Quest and sailed around the Antarctic as well as launching two companies.Speaking at the launch, Debra’s advice to anyone starting a business today was that “You just have to choose the right attitude. Choose the right attitude and anything is possible” Other high profile speakers scheduled for the week include media commentator Dr. Maureen Gaffney, social media guru Krishna De and Gerry Duffy, Irish winner of the 2011 UK Ironman contest.“There is a great mix of guests and some brilliant events this year”, said Michael Tunney, Chief Executive of Donegal County Enterprise Board.“There are seminars covering everything from how to drive sales with digital marketing to a workshop on generating new business ideas. There should be something for everyone in business or those who are thinking of starting a business”Events continue on Wednesday when two of Ireland’s leading digital marketing experts, Krisha De and Gareth Dunlop, will host a workshop and panel discussion on website design and online strategy for small businesses.On Thursday morning the focus will turn to the “Student Enterprise Awards 2012” in the Mount Errigal hotel Letterkenny. There will also be seminars on controlling cashflow, marketing your business and lean manufacturing.One of the biggest events take place on the morning of Friday 9th, when leading broadcaster and academic Dr. Maureen Gaffney headlines a seminar on “Maximizing Your Business Potential Through Wellbeing”. Dr. Gaffney is a regular contributor to the Vincent Browne show, appears frequently on RTE television and her most recent book, “Flourishing”, reached number 1 in the Irish best-seller list. She will be joined by Gerry Duffy, Irish tri-athlete and author, and Claire Burge, founder of GetOrganized.Enterprise Week will wrap up on Friday evening with a “Cook Off” between TDs Pádraig MacLochlainn and Charlie McConalogue hosted by the Food Coast, Donegal’s good food initiative and Community Chef Brian McDermott who will also provide a cookery demonstration showing how to prepare a classic fish dish using local ingredients.For further information about Enterprising Donegal Business Week 2012 please contact Celine Carroll, Donegal County Enterprise Board on 074 9160735 or email email@example.com or visit the Donegal County Enterprise Board website at www.donegalenterprise.ie. County and City Enterprise Boards are funded by the Irish Government and co-funded by the European Union under the EU Structural Funds 2007 – 2013.MORE THAN 800 LOCAL BUSINESSES TO ATTEND BUMPER DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK was last modified: March 6th, 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)
Dead fish in the Deele: Picture by Cllr Liam DohertyTHERE is anger amongst anglers and local people after a massive fish kill on the River Deele.Sinn Fein local Councillor for the Stranorlar Electoral Area Cllr Liam Doherty, who fishes the river, is blaming leaks from a sewerage treatment plant.“As a local Councillor and a keen fisherman myself it was brought to my attention of fish remains on the shore of the River Deele in Convoy, I went to the area earlier today and it appears to me that fish have been dying in the local area over the past number of days,” he told Donegal Daily. “Some of the remains are badly decomposed which tells me they have been there a number of days, this isn’t the first time that I have raised concerns of pollution in the Deele.“I have contacted the relevant authorities and urged immediate action to be taken to remedy the situation as soon as possible.”An investigation has begun into the fish kill – the exact numbers of dead trout and salmon isn’t clear.“I am aware that water samples have been taken as part of an initial investigation, I will be monitoring the situation very closely as this is deplorable,” said Doherty. BREAKING NEWS: RIVER POLLUTION CAUSES FISH MASSACRE ON THE DEELE was last modified: July 29th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Cllr Liam DohertyDonegal fish killfish killinvestigationpollutionsRiver Deelesewage plant
Nora celebrates with her team mates at the final whistleDONEGAL’S Nora Stapleton played a key role as Ireland’s women rugby team beat the All Blacks 17-14 in the Rugby World Cup in France – almost certainly guaranteeing them a place in the semi-finals.Tries in each half from Heather O’Brien and Alison Miller saw the girls in green achieve an historic win over the four-time World Cup winners, with Ireland men’s head coach Joe Schmidt and out-half Jonathan Sexton both in attendance in Marcoussis.The Black Ferns, who boasted a 20-match unbeaten World Cup run since the 1991 semi-finals, led 8-7 at half-time thanks to a Selica Winiata try against the run of play. Kelly Brazier’s second penalty of the evening extended their advantage to 11-7, but Philip Doyle’s charges defended doggedly in a tight third quarter and Niamh Briggs countered brilliantly to create Miller’s lung-busting score on the hour mark.Briggs followed up with a stunning conversion from the touchline and although Brazier managed to bring New Zealand level at 14-all, a final penalty from Briggs with 10 minutes left was enough to seal a stunning victory.Their second successive triumph in Pool B means Ireland are on course to reach the semi-finals for the first time. They will aim to book that place in the last-four when they play Kazakhstan on Saturday afternoon.It’s an incredible journey for Fahan woman Nora – and of course former Mac Cumhaills gaelic footballer Larissa Muldoon on the replacements bench. And it may just have some way to go!IRELAND WOMEN v New Zealand: Niamh Briggs (UL Bohemians/Munster); Ashleigh Baxter (Belfast Harlequins/Ulster), Lynne Cantwell (Richmond/Exile), Grace Davitt (Cooke/Ulster), Alison Miller (Portlaoise/Connacht); Nora Stapleton (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Tania Rosser (Blackrock/Leinster); Fiona Coghlan (UL Bohemians/Leinster) (capt), Gillian Bourke (UL Bohemians/Munster), Ailis Egan (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Sophie Spence (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Marie Louise Reilly (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Paula Fitzpatrick (St. Mary’s College/Leinster), Claire Molloy (Bristol/Connacht), Heather O’Brien (Highfield/Munster).Replacements: Sharon Lynch (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Fiona Hayes (UL Bohemians/Munster), Laura Guest (Highfield/Munster), Siobhan Fleming (Tralee/Munster), Larissa Muldoon (Bristol/Exile), Jenny Murphy (Old Belvedere/Leinster), Vikki McGinn (Blackrock/Leinster). DONEGAL RUGBY STARS’ DELIGHT AS IRELAND BEAT KIWIS IN WORLD CUP was last modified: August 5th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IrelandLarissa MuldoonNew ZealandNora StapletonRUGBY WORLD CUP
Play Your Part is an initiative by Brand South Africa to help increase pride and patriotism, and active citizenship. The Brand South Africa team travels to each province to create awareness about the programme and to encourage individuals and communities to play their part so that they can uplift South Africa socially and economically.Play Your Part’s various campaigns address national issues such as access to education, crime, and other social ills. The core message of these campaigns is how active citizenship can improve lives and build the nation. Play Your Part acknowledges South Africa’s national days of significance while at the same time educating the public about where we come from as a nation and all that we have achieved. Mpumalanga Brand South Africa celebrated women’s month in Mpumalanga where women andgirls were given the opportunity to speakabout matters affecting themLimpopo Brand South Africa recognises the criticalrole of youth in building our country’s global competitiveness.Kwa-Zulu NatalBrand South Africa celebrates Africa Dayin Kwa-Zulu Natal.Port Elizabeth Brand South Africa salutes Cowen HighSchool for winning the Umhlobo Wenene FM debate competition.DiepslootPlay Your Part’s clean-up campaign at Akani primaryCape TownPlay Your Part’ Rugby Activation inKhayelitsha, Cape Town Free StateBrand South Africa in partnership withLesedi FM dialogue in support of 16 Daysof ActivismNorthern CapePlay Your Part and Shout SA will be in thearid Northern Cape, to open a library at theTT Lekalake Primary School in the village ofBathlaros.