Inconnu Swim Club attends meet in GP; three swimmers qualify for meet in Edmonton

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Inconnu Swim Club was on the road over the weekend, November 2 and 3, to Grande Prairie for the Fast Track Into Fall Swim Meet.In attendance for the Swim Meet from Inconnu Swim Club were 23 swimmers.The majority of Inconnu swimmers, except one, were able to set new best times.- Advertisement -Out of those 22 swimmers, three swimmers were able to achieve qualified times for the J.P. Fiset Invitational Swim Meet, which is scheduled to take place on December 12 to the 15 in Edmonton.The three swimmers off to Edmonton include Frankie Woods in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, Grayson Louie in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and Viggo Pederson in the 50m freestyle.Others to have previously qualified for the Swim Meet in Edmonton include Owen Lang, Julien Kemp, Alexander McDonald, Eric Louie, and Cameron Louie.Advertisementlast_img

GAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES

first_imgBuncrana GAA Notes For Week Ending Sunday 10th FebruaryMembership: Club membership for the upcoming year can now be paid. Adult membership is €100 (including weekly lotto entry), Student membership is €50 and child membership is €20 (€50 for 3 children or more). Dates of registration nights for juvenile members will be confirmed soon, and all information will be made available through facebook, twitter and the club notes. For further details please contact Grainne Soal at secretary.buncrana.donegal@gaa.ie. Senior and Reserve Football: The Senior footballers began the 2013 season on Saturday night, with an Ulster Club league fixture against Lamh Dearg of Belfast. It was a good all round performance on the night from the squad, with the game finishing as a draw, 1-8 to 1-8. A number of minor players made their senior debuts and impressed on the night, including Caolan McGonigle, Stephen Doherty, Bruce Waldron, and John Campbell. Training will continue each Tuesday and Friday at 7.30pm and on Sundays at 11.00am. All new and returning players who are over the age of 16 and wish to play in Division 2 this year are invited to attend.U5 and U6 Gaelic Games: Under 5s and 6s sessions continues on Saturday mornings at 11.15am sharp in Crana College. The sessions are based on GAA Fundamentals; a Croke Park initiative based on European wide research aimed at bettering your child’s coordination (including hand eye) balance, agility and basic fitness in a fun filled environment. It is also an introduction into the basic skills of Gaelic games This is for children turning 5 or 6 years of age in 2013 and all are welcome. U8 Hurling: U8 Hurling will continue on Wednesday 16th January at 5.30-6.30pm in Crana College. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Hurling in a fun, safe environment.U8 Football: U8 Football will continue on Friday at 6.30pm, new members are always welcome.U12 Football: U12 training will start back on Tuesday 12th of February at 7.00pm. The training times are as follows: Tuesday 7-8pm and Friday 7-8.30pm. Mouthguards are now compulsory for all training as well as matches. Newcomers are always welcome to come along and learn the basic skills of Gaelic football in a fun, safe environment.U12 Hurling: Our U12 Hurlers played the first round of the Derry Donegal indoor airbourne competition in Letterkenny this weekend. There were three games against St. Eunan’s A, Na Magha and Burt A. Buncrana won two games and drew one, which was an excellent result. Good luck to Caolan O’Neill, Cathal Óg Wilson, Liam O’Doherty, Leah Mc Daid, Gavin Deehan, Oisin Kelly and Ryan Hegarty, as they head to Dungiven next week for round two.U14 Hurling: U14 Hurling training takes place on Thursday at 6.00pm and Saturday at 3.00pm. New players are always welcome.Girls Football: Girls football training is on Monday night at 7.00pm sharp. Open to all girls from the ages of 9 to 16 years of age. New players are also welcome. Please bring your own water bottle.Pictures of Sam: Pictures of an evening with Sam Maguire are available for collection at Elite Appliances. For further details please contact John Peter at 0749322600.Coaching: There will be a foundation coaching course taking place in Febuary/March in the club. It involves doing a child protection course for 2 hours on the Friday evening and doing coaching theory and practical for 5 hours on the Saturday. It is a good opportunity for young and old to gain some coaching qualifications, and will be especially useful for younger members who are enrolled on a sports related course at college/university. Lotto: The winning numbers in the lotto draw, which took place on Tuesday 28th January in O’Flaherty’s Bar on the Main Street, are as follows: 8-14-23-32There was no jackpot winner this week, however prizes of €20 go to each of the following participants:Aidan Mc Callum, Cruiskeen LawnSiobhan Mc Cracken, Grianan Park J.D. TrillickCathy Coughlan, 55 Cloncool ParkLee Magee, St. Oran’s RoadClub Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Oisín at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa @buncranagaaGAA NEWS: BUNCRANA CLUB NOTES was last modified: February 3rd, 2013 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:buncrana gaa club noteslast_img read more

Top Donegal restaurants and chefs scoop Irish Restaurant Awards

first_imgIf you’re looking to enjoy the crème de la crème the next time you dine out, then the winners of the Ulster Irish Restaurant Awards will be a good place to start.Local restaurants, pubs, food heroes and chefs enjoyed great success at the regional finals last night in Monaghan, which was attended by over 450 restaurant owners and staff.The awards covered a wide range of venues and the winners from each of Ulster’s nine counties. Harvey’s Point on Lough Eske was a big winner on the night as the team picked up four titles. The Donegal winners were: Best Restaurant – The Lemon Tree Restaurant, LetterkennyBest Chef – Colin McKee of Harvey’s PointBest Restaurant Manager –  Orhan Erinc of Harvey’s PointBest Customer Service – Harvey’s PointBest Hotel and Guesthouse Restaurant – Rathmullan HouseBest Gastro Pub –  The House Gastro Pub, Donegal TownBest Café – The Salty Fox, BundoranPub of the Year – The Rusty Mackerel, TeelinBest Wine Experience – Harvey’s PointBest Newcomer – Fisk Seafood Bar, DowningsBest World Cuisine – Chandpur Restaurant, Donegal TownBest “Free From” – Wholegreen Healthfood LetterkennyBest Kids Size Me – Mill Park Hotel, Donegal TownBest Local Food Hero – Mairead Anderson of Killybegs Seafood ShackBest Emerging Irish Cuisine – Foyle Hotel and Restaurant, MovilleBest Casual Dining – Olde Glen Bar, GlenThose who won at county level will progress to the All-Ireland event on the 13th May with the restaurants that have already won in Leinster, where they will all compete for the Regional and All-Ireland titles.Speaking at the Ulster Regional Finals in Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan, Adrian Cummins, Chief Executive of the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) said: “Now in their 11th year, the Irish Restaurant Awards continue to showcase the incredible food that is on offer in the cafes, pubs and restaurants of Ireland, as well as recognising the teams behind these establishments and the hard work and dedication that they put in. With well over 80,000 nominations received from the public this year, the standard for the judging process was higher than ever.“Ireland may be a small country, but it boasts everything from fine dining to high quality gastropubs, from the comfort of traditional Irish food to exploring the world though exotic world cuisine, the Irish restaurant industry has much to offer. We have an appreciation for what we eat and where our food comes from, as well as the dedication of those working in the food industry”.   Top Donegal restaurants and chefs scoop Irish Restaurant Awards was last modified: March 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)last_img read more

Round-up: Groves, Blues trialist, Hazard angers Spurs fans, Traore, Bees boss keen to finish above QPR

first_imgGeorge Groves will face fellow Briton Martin Murray at the O2 Arena on 25 June in an eliminator for the WBA super-middleweight title.Hammersmith’s Groves, 28, will fight on the same bill as Anthony Joshua’s first defence of his world heavyweight crown, against American Dominic Breazeale.Meanwhile, Brentford boss Dean Smith has declared that it would be “lovely” if his side finish the season above QPR.Rangers boss Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has tipped goalkeeper Matt Ingram to play in the Premier League. Armand Traore, who has not played a first-team match this season, played for QPR’s development side in a match against Colchester at Loftus Road tonight.Traore’s contract expires at the end of the seasonChelsea’s Under-21s were also in action. Yasin Ben El-Mhanni, a 20-year-old winger currently on trial with the Blues, scored in a 3-1 win at Middlesbrough.There continues to be speculation over Oscar’s future, with The Sun declaring that he hinted he is on his way out of Chelsea after the Brazilian ‘liked’ an Instagram post linking him with a move to Juventus.Fans on Twitter have been reacting – angrily, in the case of Tottenham supporters – to comments made by Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.Hazard scored twice against Bournemouth on SaturdayHazard, whose side face Spurs next Monday, has said that his club’s players do not want the north London side to win the title and that leaders Leicester deserve to be champions.In other news, Chelsea Ladies striker Fran Kirby has been named the Women’s FA Cup player of the round after her last-minute winner in the semi-final against Manchester City.And Steven Finn took three wickets but Middlesex’s bowlers struggled in windy conditions at Durham – where play was ended early after a snow flurry.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Klay Thompson states his case to be on NBA All-Defensive Team

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!OAKLAND — Nothing usually bothers the laid-back Klay Thompson. Well, maybe one thing.He has collected three NBA titles and has set various shooting records through the tailend of his nine-year NBA career. But despite often defending the opposing team’s top scorer with relative success, Thompson has not made an NBA All-Defensive team.“It’s always been a goal of …last_img

Now, 2 Chinese nationals fall foul of Bihar liquor law

first_imgTwo Chinese nationals were arrested in Patna after liquor bottles were seized from their rooms in a guest house of the mobile company they have been working with for the past six months. Bihar was declared a dry State from April, 2016 after the new stringent excise and prohibition law was enforced in the State.The two Chinese nationals, W. Chuynagyong and Tiyandong, were taken into custody on Sunday night from a guest house running in a four-storey house located at Ali Nagar area of Anisabad under Gardanibagh police station in Patna. The local police seized three Indian Made Foreign Liquor bottles from two rooms they were living in. Both the Chinese nationals are said to be employees of a Chinese mobile phone company and the guest house was booked in the name of Oppo Mobiles (DS) Private Limited.“One IMFL bottle was seized from room no. 201/B and two bottles from room no. 220/B in which the two Chinese nationals were staying for last six months with others from their country,” said a Gardanibagh police officer. Altogether nine Chinese nationals have been staying in the guest house for past several months and their passports and visas are being verified, the police officer told journalists.Test negativeThe breath analyser test conducted on the accused reported negative but under the new excise and prohibition law even possession of liquor bottles draws stringent punishment. The Chinese embassy has been informed about the arrest of their nationals, the police added. The manager and other employees of the guest house are being questioned by the police.Over 1,27,000 people have been arrested in the State connection with more than 1,05,000 FIRs lodged for prohibition violations so far. “Only 8,123 persons are behind bars for liquor offences,” Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had said on March 12 this year while addressing a function in Patna. Mr. Kumar, however, has hinted at some amendments to the new Bihar Excise and Prohibition Act, 2016 to stop its “misuse”.last_img read more

Steve Smith, David Warner bans should stay, says Mitchell Johnson

first_imgFormer Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson has said the ban on Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft should not be reduced.Smith and Warner are into the 8th month of their one year bans while Bancroft, who was banned for 9 months, will be eligible to play after December 29.The trio was handed substantial suspensions for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town in March this year. The bans extend to the domestic Sheffield Shield and the Big Bash Twenty20 competition.Australian cricket is enduring one of its worst phases and a run of defeats in recent times prompted calls to bring back the two star players — Smith and Warner — before the four-match Test series against India.Also Read – Adam Voges expects Cameron Bancroft to join Western Australia a day after ban endsJohnson, however, has spoken against it.”I thought 3 players were banned. So does that mean Cameron Bancroft’s ban will be reduced to the same amount as Smith & Warner if it goes ahead? They all accepted their bans & didn’t contest it so I think the bans should stay,” Johnson tweeted.I thought 3 players were banned So does that mean Cameron Bancroft’s ban will be reduced to the same amount as Smith & Warner if it goes ahead? They all accepted their bans & didn’t contest it so I think the bans should stay https://t.co/9IoCfjl3P5Mitchell Johnson (@MitchJohnson398) November 18, 2018The former Australia pacer was responding to a cricket journalist’s tweet, where he wrote about the possibility of ban reduction being “seriously discussed”.advertisementJohnson is not the first Australian cricketer to say that the bans should remain. Former skipper Ian Chappel had earlier mentioned that the bans should not be reduced.”Do I think that some of the bans should have been reduced? No, I don’t think they should, because of the things that came out of the long staff review was that they felt the attitude was to win and don’t count the cost. If they would have brought Smith, Warner, and Bancroft back into the team against India, then they would say ‘here we go again’, don’t count the cost let’s just make sure we win,” Chappell had told ESPNcricinfo.India and Australia face-off in a three-match T20I series from November 21, four-match Test series from December 6 and a three-match ODI series from January 12.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul fined Rs 20 lakh each for Koffee with Karan row

first_imgThe Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Ombudsman DK Jain on Saturday directed Hardik Pandya and opener KL Rahul to donate a sum of Rs 1 lakh each, to widows of 10 constables in paramilitary forces who have lost their lives on duty. The duo have to pay the fine as a punishment for the sexist comments they made on Karan Johar’s TV show Koffee with Karan.Hardik and Rahul have also been asked to pay Rs 10 lakh each in the fund created by Cricket Association for the blind, for promotion of game for the blind within 4 weeks.The Ombudsman has also said that if both the players fail to do so within four weeks from the date of the receipt of the order, the Board of Control for Cricket in India might deduct the said amount from the match fees payable to the players.BCCI Ombudsman directs KL Rahul & Hardik Pandya to pay Rs1,00,000 each to families of 10 constables in para-military forces who have lost their lives on duty & Rs 10,00,000 in the fund created by Cricket Association for the blind,for promotion of game for the blind,within 4 weeks https://t.co/Ju7ZgvwsitANI (@ANI) April 20, 2019The Ombudsman noted that the players had already missed out on earning of about Rs 30 lakh as they had been sent back from the tour of Australia. But he also noted that cricketers in the country are role models and their act should be befitting the status they have acquired.advertisementBut he also noted that since both the players apologised and did not contest the action initiated against them, it is unnecessary to return a categorical finding as to whether the remarks made during the course of the chat show constitutes as an act of indiscipline or misconduct or violation of any of Rules and Regulations on part of players as contemplated under Rule 41 (1) (c) of the rules.Clearly, the matter ends with this and the two cricketers can now look forward to representing the country with aplomb in the upcoming World Cup in England and Wales as the national selectors have picked the duo in the 15-member squad.The controversial episode was aired in the first week of January, triggering outrage, which prompted the COA to call the duo back from the tour of Australia, handing them provisional suspensions.The two tendered unconditional apologies and their ban was provisionally lifted pending inquiry. Once Jain assumed his role, the COA handed over the matter to Ombudsman for the completion of inquiry.The two players have also spoken publicly on the incident, recalling one of the toughest phases of their respective careers.Also Read | Hardik’s break from cricket helped him become a better cricketer: Krunal PandyaAlso Read | Hardik Pandya wishes birthday boy KL Rahul: Let’s make it our yearAlso Read | Hardik Pandya deposes before BCCI Ombudsman over Koffee with Karan controversyAlso Read | After Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul deposes before BCCI Ombudsman over TV show controversylast_img read more

10 months agoAC Milan president Scaroni reveals new stadium plans

first_imgAC Milan president Scaroni reveals new stadium plansby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan president Paolo Scaroni has revealed plans for a new stadium.Scaroni says Inter Milan are also involved in the talks.“I am representing the owners, who invested a great deal of money, and dealing with important elements like the new Milan stadium,” Scaroni told reporters at the Christmas party for the youth team.“We are thinking of building a new stadium along with Inter.”Scaroni also spoke of the current form under coach Gennaro Gattuso.“We aren’t going terribly well, but we are fourth and that is the important thing. We need Milan to get back into the Champions League. It’s important to stay in fourth place.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Wagenborg Orders Second EasyMax Handysize

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Royal Niestern Sander/Flying Focus Dutch shipowner and operator Wagenborg has ordered a second EasyMax type carrier from compatriot builder Royal Niestern Sander.The new vessel is scheduled to start construction soon, according to an announcement from Royal Niestern Sander.The open-top, ice-classed vessel will be a future sister ship to the Egbert Wagenborg, which started operations in 2017.Developed by Wagenborg and Niestern Sander, the 149-meter-long EasyMax concept is a Handysize multi-purpose vessel with a load capacity of 14,000 tons and a hold capacity of 625,000 cft.Egbert Wagenborg is also the largest vessel ever built by Royal Niestern Sander shipyard.Thanks to its low resistance due to optimal hull shape, the vessel consumes 9 tonnes of fuel a day at 11 knots, according to Wagenborg.last_img