Nadal makes Shanghai semis, ties Agassi for wins in Open Era

first_imgRafael Nadal of Spain hits a return shot against Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria during their men’s quarterfinals match in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI — Rafael Nadal tied Andre Agassi for seventh place on the list of all-time Open Era wins when he reached the Shanghai Masters semifinals on Friday.Topping Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 was his 870th match win. Nadal also improved his win streak to 15 having won the China Open last week. In Beijing, he defeated Dimitrov in a three-set semifinal.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Fourth-seeded Marin Cilic stands between Nadal and a second ATP final in two weeks.Cilic advanced to his first Shanghai semifinal by beating Albert Ramos-Vinolas of Spain 6-3, 6-4.The 25th-ranked Ramos-Vinolas ended Cilic’s streak of winning 21 service games in the sixth game of thesecond set.“I was a little bit angry with myself just with not keeping up the good tennis at that moment,” Cilic said.The other quarterfinals – Juan Martin del Potro against Viktor Troicki of Serbia, and Roger Federer against Richard Gasquet – are later Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadal has yet to drop serve in Shanghai.Dimitrov extended the quarterfinal to a third set when he rebounded from a 4-2 deficit to win the second-set tiebreaker.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIn the third set, Nadal saved the one break point he faced in the match in the fifth game, and broke serve in the sixth to set up victory.“Winning a lot of matches in a row, so I’m very happy for everything,” Nadal said. “Of course, being able to win the U.S. Open, Beijing, and being in the semifinals here … I have to try to keep focus and hold that momentum. We’ll see tomorrow if I can have another good day.”last_img read more

Taxi driver beaten, car hijacked at Diamond

first_imgPolice are on the hunt for two men and a woman who relieved taxi driver Dellon Skellekie of his motorcar, PVV 9742, in the wee hours of Friday at Diamond, East Bank Demerara.Skellekie, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara, was also beaten to his face during the ordeal.Skellekie’s vehicle had reportedly been parked at the Diamond Car Park when he was approached by the three persons with a request to be taken to Third Avenue, Diamond New Housing Scheme, EBD.One of the men reportedly sat in the front seat while the woman and the other man were seated at the back.Upon reaching the requested destination, the front seat passenger whipped out a gun from his waist and dealt the taxi driver one blow to his face. The trio then ordered the man out of his motorcar, and without hesitation, he complied.The carjackers made good their escape with Skellekie’s Toyota motorcar valued at $2.5 million, and with $12,000 in cash along with his driver’s licence and National Identification Card. The matter was reported, and the Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage taken from a nearby property as investigations continue.last_img read more

US Ambassador urges Guyana to invest in keeping youths here

first_imgAmbassador Lynch with facilitators and graduates of the USAID BLES programme in CorrivertonUS AmbassadorSarah-Ann LynchNewly appointed United States (US) Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch, is urging Guyana to invest in keeping its youth here, especially with the impending oil and gas industry expected to create tremendous opportunities here.During a recent interview with a group of local journalists, Ambassador Lynch pointed out that Guyana will be earning billions of dollars in revenues when US-based ExxonMobil commences oil production early next year and as such, advised that the necessary steps be taken to ensure that the country and its people benefit optimally from the new found wealth.The three areas she suggested that Guyana should invest in are: diversifying the economy, bio-diversity and its people.“It’s going to be tough managing expectations because as citizens hear this, and we are all human, and the thought is ‘Wow, this is going to change my life tomorrow’. That may not be true. It may be true, but it may not be (tomorrow). So I would encourage the Guyanese Government and people to look at short-term gains but really take the long view in working with these resources (to)… investing in its people and infrastructure – and by that, I mean more than roads and electrical grid but the education system, the health system etc…,” she asserted.To this end, the US Ambassador underscored the importance of focusing on the country’s youths, especially with the abundance of opportunities that will emerge over the coming years.“I think you want to keep your youths here to exploit those opportunities. My understanding is that a great number of young people when they get their degrees, they look for opportunities elsewhere. Well now Guyana is going to be the place to be so I think that would be interesting to look at this group; make sure they have the skills, the interest and the desire to reinvest in their country and stay here to see (and be party of) the tremendous growth and development,” Ambassador Lynch contended.Currently, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has extensive programmes here that focus mainly on health, environment, citizen security and largely on youths, particularly at risk youths.According to Ambassador Lynch, over the years these programmes have been placing emphasis on young people who are at risk of, or have already turned to, a life of crime and violence. These programmes, she added, not only benefit youths but their families and communities by extension.In fact, she noted that only recently, she attended two events – in Georgetown and Corriverton, Berbice – where approximately 85 youths graduated with certificates in various vocational areas and life skills set they received via participation in the Basic Life and Employability Skills (BLES) programme under USAID’s Community, Family and Youth Resilience (CFYR) Project.With the aim of strengthening opportunities for at-risk youth to enter the work force and succeed at their jobs, the CFYR Project targets young women and men who reside in the communities of East La Penitence, East Ruimveldt, Lodge and Sophia.These young people recently completed BLES training programme, a five-week peer-to-peer workforce development programme. The graduates will continue to work with life coaches who will support them in job placement and ongoing workplace and life coaching for up to 12 months post-graduation.According to the US diplomat, this is something she would like to see be built upon and carried out throughout Guyana in order to produce more responsible and success-driven youths in the country. To this end, she noted that her Government’s support to Guyana is part of a continuum process on a “journey to self-reliance”, whereby it is preparing the country to look within its borders for ways to continue human development.“Guyana as well is along that continuum of self-reliance. So there maybe opportunities to work in other areas and to provide other assistance if requested… But what we’ve seen in Guyana is a tremendous opportunity to connect with the Private Sector.We can help leverage those connections and catalyse new public private partnerships so that the Private Sector can really take off because that is really the engine of change if you will and the progress for any country,” Ambassador Lynch stated.last_img read more

Wireless Web plan has holes

first_imgIn Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has proposed an ambitious effort to create a Wi-Fi network across the city with a price tag estimated at $52 million to $58 million. The city is in the process of developing a request for proposals on which steps to follow next in developing the program. “It is not a simple task,” said Councilman Tony Cardenas, who chairs the City Council committee overseeing the plan. “We want to look at what has worked and failed in other cities and try to figure out where the technology is going to be in 10 years. We want to build something that’s practical and will last.” More than $230 million was spent in the United States last year, and the industry Web site MuniWireless projects $460 million will be spent in 2007. Without revenues they had counted on to offset that spending, elected officials might have to break promises or find money in already-tight budgets to subsidize the systems for the low-income families and city workers who depend on the access. Cities might end up running the systems if companies abandon networks they had built. The worries come as big cities like Philadelphia and Portland, Ore., complete pilots and expand their much-hyped networks. “They are the monorails of this decade: the wrong technology, totally overpromised and completely undelivered,” said Anthony Townsend, research director at the Institute for the Future, a think tank. Supply and demand Municipal Wi-Fi projects use the same technology behind wireless access in coffee shops, airports and home networks. Hundreds or thousands of antennas are installed atop street lamps and other fixtures. Laptops and other devices have Wi-Fi cards that relay data to the Internet through those antennas, using open, unregulated broadcast frequencies. In theory, one could check e-mail and surf the Web from anywhere. About 175 U.S. cities or regions have citywide or partial systems, and a similar number plan them, according to Esme Vos, founder of MuniWireless. Rhode Island has proposed a statewide network, while one in California would span dozens of Silicon Valley municipalities. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago and Atlanta also want one. Because systems are just coming online, it’s premature to say how many or which ones will fail under current operating plans, but the early signs are troubling. “I will be surprised if the majority of these are successful and they do not prove to be drains on taxpayers’ money,” said Michael Balhoff, former telecom equity analyst with Legg Mason Inc. “The government is getting into hotly contested services.” Most communities, including Lompoc, paid for their projects. Elsewhere, private companies agreed to absorb costs for the chance to sell services or ads. The vendors remain confident despite technical and other problems. Chuck Haas, MetroFi Inc.’s chief executive, said Wi-Fi networks are far cheaper to build than cable and DSL, which is broadband over phone lines. Demand could grow once more cell phones can make Wi-Fi calls and as city workers improve productivity by reading electric meters remotely, for instance. Balhoff, however, believes the successful projects are most likely to be in remote places that traditional service providers skip – and fewer and fewer of those areas exist. Cities, he said, should focus on incentives to draw providers. In Lompoc’s case, officials say construction was delayed about a year once they realized wireless antennas had to be packed more closely together. Then the city learned that its stucco homes have a wire mesh that blocks signals, making Internet service poor or nonexistent indoors without extra equipment. But more importantly, just as Lompoc committed to the network, cable and telephone companies arrived with better equipment and service, undercutting the city’s offerings. “It seemed like we announced we were going to do this and that and the next day we got trucks from the providers doing this and that, when we’ve been asking for years and nothing ever happened,” Lompoc Mayor Dick DeWees said. D.A. Taylor, who runs a software business from her home, said Lompoc’s Wi-Fi service lacks key features she gets through DSL. “It’s a really great idea, but they didn’t spend a lot of time thinking who their target market was,” Taylor said. DeWees acknowledged that Lompoc might have to pull the plug if it cannot boost subscriptions, but he said the city still has an aggressive marketing push in store. Lompoc recently slashed prices by $9, to $16 a month, for the main household plan. Just a few years ago, these municipal wireless projects seemed foolproof. Politicians got to tout Internet access for city workers and poorer households – many programs include giveaways for lower-income families. Some cities bear no upfront costs when a company pays for construction in exchange for rights to use fixtures like lamp poles. Vendors like EarthLink Inc. saw a chance to offset declines in dial-up subscriptions. MetroFi, offering free service, got to join the burgeoning market for online advertising. Google Inc. also is jumping in for the ads, partnering with EarthLink in San Francisco, although the city’s Board of Supervisors is resisting their joint proposal. As projects get deployed, both sides are seeing chinks in their plans. Many cities and vendors underestimated the number of wireless antennas needed. MobilePro Corp.’s Kite Networks wound up tripling the access points in Tempe, Ariz., adding roughly $1 million, or more than doubling the costs. “The industry is really in its infancy, and what works on paper doesn’t work that same way once you get into the real world,” said Jerry Sullivan, Kite’s chief executive. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! A $3 million plan to blanket Lompoc. with a wireless Internet system promised a quantum leap for economic development: The remote community hit hard by cutbacks at nearby Vandenberg Air Force Base would join the 21st century with cheap and plentiful high-speed access. Instead, nearly a year after its launch, Lompoc Net is limping along. The Central California city of 42,000, surrounded by rolling hills, wineries and flower fields more than 17 miles from the nearest major highway, has only a few hundred subscribers. That’s far fewer than the 4,000 needed to start repaying loans from the city’s utility coffers, potentially leaving smaller reserves to guard against electric rate increases. And Lompoc isn’t alone. Across the United States, many cities are finding their Wi-Fi projects costing more and drawing less interest than expected, leading to worries that a number will fail, resulting in millions of dollars in wasted tax dollars or grants when there had been roads to build and crime to fight. last_img read more

NEAT “catch and release” project gets $50,000 Royal Bank grant

first_imgThe project will first be tested at the new fire hall on 93rd and 93rd, which Program Coordinator Karen Mason-Bennett says is a perfect spot due to the drainage system already designed on the property. The idea is to have rain or snow melt water used on-site, instead of dumping it into the City’s storm system. “If you see a really heavy rain event like we had a couple years ago, there was a lot of flooding, and a lot of that just overwhelmed the infrastructure that we have,” she explains. “So if we’re able to kind of catch some of that water and then release it slowly over the next 24 to 72 hours to a week, it would be even better so it’s not even entering the system at all.That water could also be used for landscaping instead of the municipal stores. Plants on top of the system will filter the water, so if it does make it to the sewer system, it will be cleaner than it was when it first entered.- Advertisement -Scott Selin, Branch Manager for RBC in Fort St. John, says the project was a natural choice for the grant, as it could help ensure clean water in Fort St. John “for generations”. “Their catch and release program will go a long way for helping manage storm water in Fort St. John,” he says. “Storm water management is an important part of water stewardship and we all need fresh water. Our survival also depends on it.” Advertisement Eventually NEAT would like to see this project turn into recommendations for building codes in northern communities for both commercial and residential buildings. Mason-Bennett points to the Totem Mall as a prime example of a property that could benefit from better water management. “We’ll have a couple workshops as we go kind of explaining what exactly this is and how you can incorporate it into your own situation, but also why it’s so important.”It’s hoped everything will be up and running by the end of the summer, to be monitored through the following year.last_img read more

Giroud gets winner as France celebrate W Cup homecoming

first_imgOn their first appearance on home soil since the World Cup, Mbappe had earlier put France ahead in an explosive performance from the 19-year-old, before Ryan Babel briefly restored parity in the second half.The Stade de France exploded in celebration at Giroud’s winner in a game that had a competitive edge as part of UEFA’s new Nations League.However, this match on a balmy evening was really just a prelude to World Cup victory celebrations on the pitch in front of almost 80,000 fans at the national stadium after the final whistle.“The victory was the most important thing, so we can have a great party,” coach Didier Deschamps told television station M6.“I am really pleased for Olivier. Strikers can have periods like that where they are not as efficient, but he is useful in our build-up play, he scored a lovely goal, and on top of that it gave us the victory.”The French team and their supporters saw this occasion as the opportunity to make up for the lack of a memorable public celebration in the immediate aftermath of the World Cup triumph in Russia.Olivier Giroud is congratulated by Kylian Mbappe after scoring France’s winner © AFP / Franck FIFEThe day after beating Croatia 4-2 in the final, Les Bleus paraded hurriedly down the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris en route to a reception hosted by President Emmanuel Macron.The rushed nature of those celebrations disappointed the estimated 300,000 fans who took to the streets, and so this time the victorious squad were presented one by one to supporters after the final whistle.The World Cup trophy was shown off as well, and the squad undertook a lap of honour, singing with supporters, at the stadium where France first won it in 1998.“Now is the time to have a party,” Paul Pogba told M6.“When we came back to France it was very short. There was all the security around the bus and we couldn’t really celebrate with the public.“This time we are at the Stade de France, it’s full, it’s beautiful.”The France starting line-up was the same as that in Thursday’s 0-0 draw with Germany in Munich, meaning the only change from the World Cup final was in goal, with Alphonse Areola replacing the injured Hugo Lloris.– Spine-tingling –The teams were greeted by an enormous banner that read ‘world champions’ and covered the pitch, before a spine-tingling version of the French national anthem.Mbappe forced a good save from Netherlands goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen inside 50 seconds, and his performance here showed why he is tipped as a future Ballon d’Or winner.He got the breakthrough in the 14th minute as he turned in a ball driven across the box by Blaise Matuidi for his eighth international goal in 2018.The explosive Kylian Mbappe got France’s opener on a night of World Cup victory celebrations © AFP / Anne-Christine POUJOULATThe hosts looked in complete control against a Dutch side rebuilding under Ronald Koeman after failing to qualify for Euro 2016 or the World Cup.It took the visitors 66 minutes to seriously threaten, as Georginio Wijnaldum found himself in behind the defence only to drag his shot wide.But the Dutch were level just a minute later, Kenny Tete delivering a cross from the right for Babel — unmissable with his hair dyed red – to convert.Giroud got the winner though, his 32nd for his country seeing him move one clear of Zinedine Zidane’s tally for France.After drawing in Germany, France are in control in the three-team Group 1 of League A in the Nations League, with the group winners going through to the four-team finals next June.But for them the evening was always about the post-game festivities first and foremost.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000The France players performed a victory parade to celebrate their World Cup triumph after beating the Netherlands © AFP / FRANCK FIFEPARIS, France, Sep 9 – France finally celebrated winning the World Cup with their home fans on Sunday after Kylian Mbappe and Olivier Giroud both scored in a 2-1 win over the Netherlands in Paris.Giroud swept in the winner from a Benjamin Mendy cross in the 75th minute for his first goal in 11 games in a France shirt, after the Chelsea striker went through the entirety of his country’s triumphant campaign in Russia without scoring.last_img read more

Paying teachers

first_imgRe “Plan: higher pay for better teachers” (Dec. 21): Here’s how merit pay for teachers works: Schools are already rated, based on current student performance. So, high-performing schools in cities like Beverly Hills and Santa Clarita will be able to pay the most and will attract the “good (most experienced)” teachers. Low performing schools in cities like San Fernando and East L.A. will pay the least and will have to settle for the “bad (less experienced)” teachers. You geniuses have designed a system in which the rich get the mine and the poor get the shaft. Oh, and for you wizards who think experience does not go hand in hand with quality of work, the next time you need a plumber, ask for an apprentice and leave the journeyman to work on my pipes. – Denis Feehan AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSimi Valley Early release Re “Early releases proposed for state inmates” (Dec. 21): How many of these Proposed 22,000-plus early releases are illegal aliens who should instead be returned to their country of origin for violating the law? Before any inmate is released early, or for that matter released at all, they need to have their immigration status checked and if they are illegal, returned to their country of origin. In fact, the low-risk convicts could be deported immediately after conviction, instead of being incarcerated at the taxpayers’ cost. – Charles Brink North Hills Defeating a scam Re “S for Sweetheart” (Our Opinions, Dec 21): With only 181,560 ballots cast in the March 2007 election, what do you think the chances are of this phony phone-tax scam being defeated? You can bet that 200,000 city workers along with their voting-age relatives and friends will be sure to register and vote for a 23percent pay increase. There is only one solution against having the city reaching deeper into your pocket than it already is. Remember, you must be registered at your current address at least 15 days prior to the election. Register today while you’re thinking about it and on Feb. 5, 2008, go to the polls and vote NO on S. – Jim Britten Sherman Oaks Writers strike Having the writers on strike has been refreshing. I have noticed a reduction of violence on TV; I have noticed a reduction of salacious sexual plots and events; I have noticed a reduction of vulgarity; I have noticed a reduction of anti-American material; I have noticed a reduction of anti-Bush, anti-Cheney, anti-military, anti-Iraq rhetoric. It has been a refreshing interlude in the media. May the strike continue. – Bob Sharp Arleta Cops’ privacy Re “Public safety is more important than cops’ privacy rights” (Our Opinions, Dec. 20): Your editorial completely misses the point; our opposition to financial disclosures is not about officers refusing to prove they have nothing to hide – because, frankly, this policy will prove no such thing; examining bank records neither prevents nor identifies corruption. And, while there are no public benefits, our officers are being asked to risk identity theft and sign away their personal right of privacy. Isn’t it enough that we ask them to risk their lives? – Tim Sands President Los Angeles Police Protective League Punishment It is obvious that California is de facto a no-capital-punishment state. With well over 600 on Death Row and less than two executions a year, 99percent of them will never be executed. By officially banning the death penalty, the state saves tens of millions of dollars – by not replacing San Quentin with a new multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art Death Row and by eliminating the taxpayers’ paid appeals system, which for each inmate can run for 10 to 20 years. It will also ease the jury’s choices in murder cases. This is not to say inmates don’t deserve the penalty which the various juries handed down, but a life sentence in state prison is real punishment. – Sol Taylor Sherman Oaks160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Aaron Lennon back in training with Everton following stress-related illness

first_imgAaron Lennon has returned to Everton for pre-season training.The former England winger was among the players pictured as the club posted a gallery of photographs of the squad returning to work after the summer break.Lennon, 30, was detained under the Mental Health Act in May. A statement from the club at the time said the player was “receiving care and treatment for a stress-related illness”.Everton have not commented on the latest developments but Lennon was pictured smiling as players were assessed at the club’s Finch Farm training ground.Lennon, a former Leeds and Tottenham player, last played for Ronald Koeman’s side in February. 1last_img


first_imgThe inaugural North West Indoor Games were held in the Atlone Institute of Technology National Indoor Arena on the Tuesday after Christmas and over 300 athletes from 23 different clubs in 11 different counties took part in the 77 events which were completed in just over five hours.Cavan and Monaghan held their County Indoor Championships in conjunction with the NW Games. Donegal athletes fared particularly well with some very great results Finn Valley’s Joseph Gillespie was a very impressive winner of four events in the U/12 Boys events winning the 60m Hurdles, 60m, Long Jump, High Jump with Michael Mc Gonagle in second and Oisin Thompson in third. Oisin then won the Shot with Patrick Murphy in third and Joseph completed his afternoon by anchoring the Finn Valley A team to victory in the 4 x 100m relay with a time of 61 seconds, over three seconds ahead of Cavan champions Annalee who finished in second. Hannah Murray Finn Valley had a double victory in the U/12 girl’s events winning both the 60m and the 600m and leading Finn Valley to a victory in the relay again with three seconds to spare over Annalee. Emma Conaghan Finn Valley won the shot with Cuisle Mc Grath, also Finn Valley also in second, Sarah Mc Ginley was second in the Long Jump.In the U/14 Boys Finn Valley’s Daniel Gordon had a double winning the 60m in a very impressive 7.79 seconds with team mate Ryan Coyle in second and the 200m in 26.68 seconds Tír Chonaill’s Eoghain Sharkey in second. Ryan Coyle won the Long Jump with a leap of 4.20m, and Declan Slevin was third in the High Jump only missing out on second on count back.Finn Valley’s Bethany Lecky won both the U/14 60m in 7.51 and the 200m in 28.25, Amy Mc Menamin won the 800m in 2.38 and leading a Donegal clean sweep with team mate Chloe Coyle in second and Tír Chonaill’s Laoise Mc Gonagle in third, Amy also took third place in the 200m, and Kaitlin Mc Gonagle was third in the High Jump. . There was also a Donegal clean sweep in the Girls 1,000m Walk with Isobel Conaghan, taking the title from Aoife Mc Gonagle in second and Emma Conaghan in third. Yvonne Boyle dominated the Shot competition and took the gold medal with a putt of 10.15m with Valeisa O’ Donnell in third.Ross Thompson, Finn Valley had a treble in the U/16 Boys events winning the 60m and 200m sprint double and he also took victory in the Long Jump. Barry Gildea was third in the 60m while Conor Mc Ginley Lifford/Strabane and Enniskillen’s Aaron Curry filled the minor places in the 200m. Luke Gribben from Enniskillen was second in the long Jump with Barry Gildea in third. Donegal athletes featured strongly in the U/18 Boys events with Dylan Kearns Finn Valley scoring a double in the 60m and Long Jump, where Finn Valley’s David Wilson was second. Shane Irwin won the 200m with David Wilson also in third. Alan Mc Ginley, Lifford/Strabane was an impressive winner of the 800m in a time of 2 minutes and 0.8 seconds. Finn Valley were impressive winners of the 4 x200m relay in a time of 1minute 37 seconds, with Dylan Kearns running the opening leg Shane Irwin the second, David Wilson the third and Ross Thompson anchoring the team to a good victory ahead of Annalee and Enniskillen.Janine Boyle showed her class and had a treble in the U/18 section with victories in the 60m 200m and Long Jump, while Brigid Mc Dyer won the shot from team mate Naoimh Mc Granaghan.LYIT student Simon Arthur a member of Templemore AC in Tipperary had a double in the Junior Men’s section winning both the 60m and 200m, and Brigid Mc Dyer and Naoimh Mc Granaghan were first and second in the Junior Women’s Shot.Adrian Mc Kenna Letterkenny AC won the Master Men 800m and was second in the 1,500m.Finn Valley’s Donna Evans won the Master Women 3,000m in 10minutes 56 seconds with Lila Dolan of Enniskillen in second. Killybegs Girl Catherine was second in the Masters shot in the colours of Finn Valley. It was a great boost to the competition that members of the AAI middle distance squad chose to come to the Games in search of competition and pace makers were supplied for the male and female 800m to help them in their quest.A meeting of the clubs and counties involved decided that the event must continue, and meeting Director Bernie O’ Callaghan says that plans for next year’s meeting are already well advanced.As the athletes were preparing to travel home there was another unscheduled surprise for them when superstar Mark English arrived in Athlone for a training session.   RESULTS  U/12 Boys60m Hurdles                                                                  60m Joseph Gillespie, Finn Valley 10.08                 1. Joseph Gillespie, Finn Valley 8.71 Odhran O’ Reilly, Annalee 10.50                       2. Conal Mooney, Annalee 9.02 Ryan Galvin, Finn Valley 11.83                           3. Finn May, Enniskillen 9.11600m                                                                                       High Jump Thomas Haigney, Omagh 1.52.00                   1. Joseph Gillespie, Finn Valley 1.52m Jamie Shanley, Shercock 1.53                          2. Michael Mc Gonagle, Finn Valley. 1.30m Conal Mooney, Annalee 1.57.00                     3. Oisin Thompson, Finn Valley 1.30m Long Jump                                                                         Shot Putt Joseph Gillespie, Finn Valley 4.                    1. Oisin Thompson, Finn Valley 6.29m Odhran O’ Reilly Annalee 4.02m                   2. Leo Jennings, Annalee 5.60m  Michael Mc Gonagle, F V 3.73m                     3. Patrick Murphy, Finn Valley 5.38m 4 x 100m Relay 1. Finn Valley ‘A’ 1.01.00, 2. Annalee 1.04. 17, 3. Finn Valley ‘B’ 1.04.99, Finn Valley ‘C’ 1.06.00 U/12 Girls60m Hurdles                                                              60m Sinead Quinn, Armagh 11.13                 1. Hannah Murray, Finn Valley 8.47 Sinead Quinn, Armagh 8.79 Renee Crotty, Annalee 8.85 600m                                                                                           Long Jump Hannah Murray, Finn Valley 1.54.00.   1. Aoibhinn Clarke, Annalee 3.40m Cait O’ Reilly, Annalee 1.58.20             2. Sarah McGinley, Finn Valley 3.29m Hazel Hughes, Shercock 1.59.68.         3. Ellie Rose Ward, Shercock 3.01m High Jump                                                                      Shot Putt  Renee Crotty, Annalee 1.15m             1. Emma Conaghan, Finn Valley 5.38m  Cuisle Mc Grath, Finn Valley 5.30m4 x 100m Relay Finn Valley 1.05.00   2. Shercock 1.08.00  U/14 Boys60m Hurdles                                                                       60m Mark Sexton, Annalee 8.30.                 1. Daniel Jordan, Finn Valley 7.79 Daire Donoghue, Annalee10.76.         2. Ryan Coyle, Finn Valley 8.23 Adam Sweeney, Finn Valley 8.30m200m                                                                          Long Jump  Daniel Gordon, Finn Valley 26.68           1. Ryan Coyle, Finn Valley 4.20m Eoghain Sharkey, Tír Chonaill 26.94     2. Daire Donoghue, Annalee 4.10m Oisin Cassidy, Enniskillen 29.67             3. Adam Sweeney Finn Valley 4.01m800m                                                                   Shot Putt  Christian Hughes, Shercock 2.28.90       1. Mark Sexton, Annalee 8.90m Dan Haigney, Omagh 2.30.09                    2. Dean Carroll, Shercock 8.55m Oisin Cassidy, Enniskillen 2.31.14           3. Fred Mason, Enniskillen 6.20m High Jump  Daire Donoghue, Annalee 1.35m  Conal Ruddy, Annalee 1.25m Declan Slevin, Finn Valley 1.25m Relay Shercock 1.58.60, 2. Finn Valley 2.00.60, 3. Annalee 2.01.03 U/14 Girls60m Hurdles                                                         60m Niamh Mc Corry, Annalee 9.59         1. Bethany Lecky, Finn Valley 7.51 Bevan Mc Caffrey, Annalee 9.90       2. Mary Kate Gannon, Annalee 7.87 Kate Donoghue, Annalee 11.09         3. Bevan Mc Caffrey Annalee 8.38200m                                                                         1,000m Walk Bethany Lecky, Finn Valley 28.25        1. Isobel Conaghan, Finn Valley 6.43 Mary Kate Gannon, Annalee 29.00.   2. Aoife Mc Gonagle Finn Valley 7.12 Amy Mc Menamin, F V 29.81               3. Emma Conaghan, FV 7.39 800m                                                                             Long Jump Amy Mc Menamin, Finn Valley 2.38   1. Mary Kate Gannon, Annalee 4.23m Chloe Coyle, Finn Valley 2.40                 2. Bevan Mc Caffrey, Annalee 4.23m Laoise Mc Gonagle, Tír Chonaill 2.41     3. Lucy Hogan, Annalee 3.93mHigh Jump                                                                       Shot Putt Roisin Kelleher, Annalee 1.41m     1. Yvonne Boyle, Finn Valley 10.15m Niamh Mc Corry, Annalee 1.38m   2. Molly Curran, Carmen Runners 9.95m Katylin Mc Gonagle, FV 1.38m         3. Valeisa O’ Donnell, Finn Valley 9.95m 4 x 200m Relay Annalee ‘A’ 2.06.00, 2. Annalee ‘B’ 2.13.30, 3. Finn Valley 2.13.80 U/16 Boys60m Hurdles                                                          60m Oisin Mc Corry, Annalee 9.35           1. Ross Thompson Finn Valley 7.26 Oisin Mc Corry, Annalee 7.63 Barry Gildea, Finn Valley 8.98200m                                                                               800m Ross Thompson, Finn Valley 24.73     1. Jack Moore Omagh 2.14.81 Conor Mc Ginley, Lifford 27.23           2. Declan Sharkey, Tír Chonaill 2.28 Aaron Curry, Enniskillen 28.30.           3. Dave O’ Reilly, Annalee 2.59400m                                                                               1,500m Luke Gribben Enniskillen. 1.11.00.                   1. Jack Moore, Omagh 4.30.00 Gareth Cavanagh, Enniskillen 1.14.00             2. Long Jump                                                                             High Jump Ross Thompson, Finn Valley 4.90m.               1. Oisin Mc Corry, Annalee Luke Gribben, Enniskillen 4.90m Barry Gildea, Finn Valley 4.06mShot Putt   1. Daire O’ Reilly, Annalee 5.55m U/16 Girls60m Hurdles                                                                 60m  Jane Drury, Shercock 9.19                             1. Abbey Sexton, Annalee 8.60  Abbey Sexton, Annalee 9.46                         3. Anne Mc Laughlin, Finn Valley 9.77 200m                                                                             400m  Eadaoin Galligan Innyvale 28.61.               1. Jayne Drury, Shercock 1.08.64 Anne Mc Laughlin, F V 30.00.                     2. Megan Mc Givney, Innyvale 1.11.00  800m                                                                               1,500m Enya Haigney, Omagh 2.21.00.                 1. Enya Haigney, Omagh 5.01.00.  Aoife Farrell, Enniskillen 2.29.00             2. Aine Corcoran, Annalee 5.08.00 Megan Mc Givney, Annalee 2.38.00 Long Jump                                                           High Jump Jayne Drury, Shercock 4.67m                 1. Abbie Sexton, Annalee 1.25m Abbie Sexton, Annalee 4.12m  Eadaoin Galligan, Innyvale 3.88m U/18 Boys60m                                                                            200m Dylan Kearns, Finn Valley 7.16           1. Shane Irwin, Finn Valley 23.28 Shane Mc Cullagh, Annalee 8.09       2.Shane Mc Cullagh, Annalee 24.35 Eoghain Ruddy, Shercock 8.96           3. David Wilson, Finn Valley 24.95400m                                                                           800m Diarmuid Mc Corry, Annalee 54.00.     1. Alan Mc Ginley, Lifford 2.00.80 Jack Scallon, Enniskillen 2.11.41 Eoghain Ruddy, Annalee 2.46.00 1,500m                                                                             3,000m  Jack Scallon, Enniskillen 4.29.00           1. Domnhall Lynam, Enniskillen 9.45.00 Long Jump                                                                 Shot Putt  Dylan Kearns, Finn Valley 5.77m           1. Wesley Moore, Annalee 5.12m.  David Wilson, Finn Valley 5.39m Eoghain Ruddy, Annalee 4.42m4 x200m Relay Finn Valley 1.37.19, 2. Annalee, 1.39.72, 3. Enniskillen 1.58.23   U/18 Girls 60m Hurdles                                                                   60m Áine Brady, Annalee 9.00                      1. Janine Boyle, Finn Valley 7.96 Áine Brady, Annalee 8.67200m                                                                             400m Janine Boyle, Finn Valley 25.77       1. Jade Ballantine, Enniskillen 1.08.18  Áine Brady, Annalee 26.98               2. Cathriona Mc Donnell, Ennisk 1.14.00  Hannah Mc Hugh, Annalee 31.25 1,500m                                                                     High Jump Edel Mc Kiernan, Annalee 5.29.00         1. Áine Brady, Annalee 1.50mLong Jump                                                            Shot Putt  Janine Boyle, Finn Valley 5.22m           1. Brigid Mc Dyer, Finn Valley 11.13m Enya Mc Kiernan, Annalee                 2. Naoimh Mc Granaghan Finn Valley 10.09 Junior Men60m Hurdles                                                                       60m  Paul Sexton, Annalee 8.30                           1. Simon Arthur Templemore 6.86 Paul Sexton, Annalee 7.16 John Nulty, Annalee 7.79 200m                                                                                    800m  Simon Arthur, Templemore 23.06             1. Michal Moran Mullingar 2.02.34 Paul Sexton, Annalee 24.09                         2. Oisin Quinn, Mullingar 2.05.34 John Nulty, Annalee 24.52Long Jump                                                                                  High Jump John Nulty, Annalee 5.83m           1. Simon Arthur, Templemore 1.80m     Junior Women800m Rose Finnegan, Bohermeen 2.16.00 Shot Putt Brigid Mc Dyer, Finn Valley 9.49m Naoimh Mc Granaghan, Finn Valley 8.52m Senior Men60m                                                                                       200m Aaron Higgins, Enniskillen 8.39             1. Aaron Higgins, Enniskillen 28.44 Senior Women Edel Monaghan, Enniskillen 4.52.00 Master Men60m                                                                                   200m Brendan Jennings, Annalee 8.70           1. Richard Mason, Enniskillen 27.02 Brendan Jennings, Annalee 28.12 John Mc Donnell, Enniskillen 31.65800m                                                                              1,500m Adrian Mc Kenna, Letterkenny 2.27  1. Eamon Monaghan, Enniskillen 5.02 Ciaran Mc Sherry, Enniskillen 2.32     2. Adrian Mc Kenna, Letterkenny 5.07 Michael Walsh, Enniskillen 5.08Triple Jump                                                               Long Jump  Richard Mason, Enniskillen 10.40m     1. Brendan Jennings, Annalee 4.41m    Master Women200m                                                                                       800m  Siobhan Monaghan, Enniskillen 35.86   1. Gillian Rodgers, Annalee 2.35 Denise Mc Elroy, Enniskillen 2.59 1,500m                                                                                  3,000m  Oonagh Fitzpatrick, Enniskillen 5.35     1. Donna Evans, Finn Valley 10.56 Lila Dolan, Enniskillen 13.27Shot Putt Ann Mc Corry, Annalee 7.42m Catherine Mc Guinness, Finn Valley 3.91m  ATHLETICS: ALL THE RESULTS FROM THE NORTH WEST INDOOR GAMES was last modified: January 3rd, 2016 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:North West Indoor gameslast_img read more

Federal government isn’t enforcing immigration laws

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Editor’s note: It’s Politics reports Saturdays on the ins and outs of Whittier-area politics and city government. IMMIGRATION is the new hot-button issue for Republicans – so much that some are leaving the party.One is Jim Gilchrist, the American Independent candidate in the 48th Congressional District special election on Dec. 6.Gilchrist, a former Republican, and Chris Simcox, organizers of the Minutemen Project, spoke Friday to local Republicans about how they say the federal government isn’t enforcing immigration laws. This independent move is not so much to start a third party, but to send a message to the Republican Party to come back to its true values of conservatism.”About 35 people were present at the breakfast meeting of the the Whittier-San Gabriel Valley chapter of the Los Angeles County Lincoln Clubs at the Pacific Palms Resort in Industry.Barbara Stone, chairwoman of the group, said the issue is one that has split the party because some Republicans are unhappy with President George W. Bush’s proposal for a guest worker program.“They interpret that as amnesty,” Stone said. “There are significant numbers who think that and have been upset with the president ever since.”Gilchrist and Simcox told how they had started the Minutemen Project and about the volunteers they recruited to go to the desert and provide reports to authorities when illegal immigrants were crossing the border.They had 880 volunteers in April and 4,500 in October.Gilchrist said illegal immigration is the No. 1 issue in America.“From that flows many other major issues: floundering public education, bankrupt hospitals and criminal cartels,” he said. “There is a clear and present threat to our future.”It’s up to Republicans to resolve this issue, Gilchrist said.“If there’s going to be a resolution of this one issue, it will come from the Republican Party,” he said.Mike Spence of West Covina, president of the California Republican Assembly, said he agrees with Gilchrist and Simcox on immigration.And that disagreement isn’t as much with Republicans as with its leadership, Spence said.“It’s only the top leader where there’s the disconnect,” he said. REAGAN NEWS: Michael Reagan, the oldest son of former President Ronald Reagan, will speak at Biola University’s chapel service at 9:30a.m. Monday. The school is at 13800 Biola Ave.Reagan, who hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, will sign his latest book, “Twice Adopted,” at the Biola bookstore at 10:30 a.m. CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: The Whittier Republican Women Federated will install its officers at its 11 a.m. Dec. 2 meeting.The club meets at the Friendly Hills Country Club, 8500 S. Villaverde Drive, Whittier. Business meeting begins at 11 a.m.For reservations, call Pat King, (562) 695-0690. Cost is $17. Mail items for It’s Politics to the Whittier Daily News, P.O. Box 581, Whittier, CA 90608; fax to (562) 698-0450; phone (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022; or e-mail read more