Heath advocates NCD training workshop commences

first_imgThe Contact Study Project, Congregations Taking Action Against NCDs, commenced the first of two 4-day workshop targeting health advocates in religious institutions in Region Three and equipping them with the relevant knowledge to address the scourge of Non-Communicable Diseases within their respective communities.Contact Study Project, Congregations Taking Action Against NCDs headed by UK based Guyanese, Professor Seeromanie Harding of the King’s College London is the organiser of the workshop. The Public Health Ministry is funding the four-day workshop, at the Regency Hotel training 18 religious health advocates to address NCDs.Public Health Minister Volda LawrenceProfessor Harding speaking at the launching of the workshop on Monday said that there has been a rise in the prevalence of Non-Communicable Diseases, which presents a major challenge for the developing and under developed nations. She noted that the aim is to change the system so that it could reach the masses and noted that Guyana is the ideal place for that change.The professor further stated that they are training the health advocates so that they can go out and empower their communities through their religious institutions.“What we are doing here is quite unique and novel, and Guyana is quite facilitating. What we are trying to do is to change a system and empower communities to make sure that the changes are transparent, they are accountable, they are in line with the values and beliefs of the communities. We have a very strong sense of religion and we are delighted to have their participation,” she said.Meanwhile, country representative of the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation, Dr William Adu-Krow, noted that Guyana have a problem when it comes to NCDs. He noted that there an average of 4,000 deaths per year, in Guyana, due to NCDs with 28 percent counting as premature deaths.A section of the Health Advocates at the opening of the 4 day workshopAdditionally, Dr Adu-Krow stated that despite vast availability of exercise spaces and fresh fruits and vegetables Guyanese often discards that hence contributing to high blood pressure, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in most cases.Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence told participants that the workshop is timely since it was just last month that President David Granger charged the Presidential Commission on NCDs to work more aggressively to address the rise.“It is regrettable to mention this, but I am convinced that our residents in our communities, in fact a significant percentage of our general population is not fully cognizant of the threat to life that non-communicable diseases embody. Their behaviour and lifestyles seem to indicate, despite the startling data, that they have not fully grasped the risks and the extent to which they are exposed with respect to NCDs,” she noted.“The intervention of the religious institutions, I am convinced, can help us to reach our targeted vulnerable citizens, our youths, and bridge the information gaps helping us to impact on the life span of our nation and to shape a healthy and productive population that will provide the cornerstone for the fulfillment of the Millennium and the Sustainable Development Goals,” Lawrence added.Additionally, Junior Public Health Minister, Dr Karen Cummings noted that NCDs significantly affect large sections of society and presents a huge cost and burden on the health care system.“A key element in the fight against NCDs is the establishment of health literacy within the population through robust health promotion. Persons need to know what they can do to control and possibly prevent the emergence and prevalence of NCDs through simple lifestyle changes,” she noted.She added that the training of health advocates is opportune as “it will most certainly equip them with the necessary knowledge and skills they need so that they can go into their respective communities and commence meaningful promotions as it relates to NCDs.”The minister also urged the health advocates to ensure that they use their training for the betterment of their communities and understand the roles they now play.last_img read more

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Kennard Memorial Turf Club Boxing Day Horse Race Meet slated for December 26

first_imgThe much-anticipated Kennard Memorial Turf Club Boxing Day Horse Race Meet will be held on December 26 at the Club’s facility at Bush Lot Farm, Corentyne, Berbice.The event will have as its feature a one-mile race under the name Metro Million Mile which is open to all horses. It carries a first prize of $1000,000, while the second to fourth place finishers will earn $500,000, $250,000 and $125,000 respectively. There will also be a race for the H & Lower horses. Each will be over 7 furlongs, with horses seeking to claim the $250,000 first prize money. The second to fourth place finishers will receive $125,000, $63,000 and $32,000 in that order.The other 2-year-old maidens will compete in their 6-furlong journey as they aim to take away a first prize of $200,000, while the second to fourth place finishers will receive $100,000, $50,000 and $25,000 respectively.The other 7-furlong race, classified as the J&K Lower, will earn a first prize of $200,000. The second place horse will earn $100,000, while the third and fourth place finishers will receive $50,000 and $25,000 respectively.Animals classified `L Open’ will battle over five furlongs for a first prize worth $170,000. The second to fourth place finishers will pocket $85,000, $43,000 and $22,000 respectively.The other five-furlong race is for horses classified `L Non-Winners,’ and the winning stable will receive $150,000, while the second place finisher will receive $75,000. The third and fourth place finishers will take home $38,000 and $19,000 respectively. The race for L-Non Earner horses will carry a first prize worth $130,000. The second place finisher will win $65,000, while the third and fourth place finishers will earn $33,000 and $17,000 respectively.These races will be conducted under the rules of the Guyana Horse Racing Authority, and interested owners/trainers and handlers can call the following persons for more information: Ivan Dipnarine (331-0316), Justice Kennard (623-7609 or 235-4818), Fazal Habibulla (657-7010), Dennis DeRoop (640-6396) or Compton Sancho (602-1567).Entries close on December 16, 2019. No late entries will be acceptedlast_img
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Amokachi confident Morocco will land 2026 WC rights

first_imgThe Moroccans have been globetrotting trying to lobby votes from the 211 FIFA members as they aim to bring the World Cup to Africa.“Why did we have to wait for over 100 years before Africa hosted the World Cup? Why should we wait for another 100 years when there is an opportunity in 2026? Africa is a friendly continent with beautiful culture and tradition and we should have the whole world coming here,” former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi, one of the Morocco 2026 bid ambassadors told Capital Sport.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi speaks to Capital Sport during his visit to teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUAmokachi was in Nairobi to present the Morocco 2026 bid document to Football Kenya Federation boss Nick Mwendwa in a campaign to sway more support to garner the necessary 150 minimum votes that will hand the North African country the hosting rights for the 48-team tournament.Amokachi who has played in three World Cups with Nigeria as well as winning the gold medal with the team at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta believes Morocco stands a decent chance to win the rights, despite the money-lauded Americas standing in their way.“It’s looking very good; no doubt that when it comes to vote against the Americas, 100 percent Africa will get the bid if it would be fair. If the integrity that took Sepp Blatter out of office is played right, I don’t see otherwise. We will get it,” Amokachi further stated speaking to Capital Sport on the sidelines of his meeting with FKF.“When Morocco bids, wit is the continent of Africa that bids and we hope that the continent will back us,” Amokachi further added.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUMorocco is trying its luck to host the World Cup bidding for the fifth time. In terms of experience, CONCACAF’s three reps have amassed it all. Mexico has hosted two World Cups, one Confederations Cup, one Under-17 World Cup and one Youth Championship.The USA has hosted the Women’s World Cup twice and one men’s World Cup. Canada has hosted the Under-16 and Under-20 men’s World Cups, Under 19 and Under-20 Women’s World Cup and the 2015 Women’s World Cup.This is the sixth stop for Amokachi who was accompanied by two representatives from the Morocco bidding committee. They have already been to Zimbabwe, Zambia, South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland.Mwendwa has already plainly said Kenya will vote for Morocco in the congress in Moscow especially having benefited from the North Africans’ generosity over time.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUJust recently, the national team Harambee Stars played two friendly matches in Marrakech with the accommodation and local logistics taken care of by the hosts. In 2016, Harambee Starlets had a 14 day training camp in Morocco as they prepared for the African Women’s Cup of Nations.“If one of us in Africa is bidding, then we have to look home first. The commitment I see is what makes me want to support them. I have spoken to them a couple of times and I am convinced they will do this. The US has not spoken to Kenya. I have never met someone from the US telling us why we should support them,” Mwendwa noted.Amokachi believes that Morocco presents the best and most comfortable host for the World Cup especially noting that this will be the second expanded World Cup with 48 teams after the tournament in Qatar in 2022.He says the country’s centrality as well as accessibility is vital to ensure that all participating teams are comfortable.“Morocco is like only 14km from Europe and also, the distance between the furthest venues is about 54okm which is a 35 minute flight. You don’t want teams and fans fighting fatigue and jet lag while playing. The government has also set up facilities and others are being put up to ensure we have the best World Cup,” Amokachi noted.He added; “We had one of the best if not the best World Cup in South Africa in 2010. Why not experience that all over again?” posed the ex-Super Eagles man nicknamed ‘The Bull’ in his heydeys donning the green and white of Nigeria.Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachie (top left) when he paid a courtesy call to FKF president Nick Mwendwa (top right) at teh FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. PHOTO/TIMOTHY OLOBULUHe is also confident that despite all the political intrigues as well as CONCACAF’s financial muscle will not deter Morocco’s bid and has also intimated that a host of sponsors are eager to get on board once the extravaganza is confirmed to be an African affair.“Well, out of the 54 African members, we can have a minimum of 50; give and take. We are also looking at convincing the other confederations and hopefully we get the required number to have this come to the continent,” Amokachi noted.With Kenya planning to fight for a slot in the expanded World Cup, Mwendwa also believes having it in Africa would be a beautiful debut.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Former Nigerian international Daniel Amokachi left) presents the Morocco 2026 World Cup bid book to FKF president Nick Mwendwa right) at the FKF Headquarters at Goal Project on April 18, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 18- On June 13 in Moscow, Russia, FIFA delegates will head into a vote to decide who between CONCACAF and CAF will get the rights to host the 2026 World Cup in a Congress that will precede this year’s showpiece.Canada, Mexico and the United States have teamed up to carry CONCACAF’s bid while Morocco will seek to be the second African country to host the quadrennial extravaganza after South Africa in 2010.last_img read more

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FA chief ‘sad and angered’ over Eva Carneiro’s Chelsea departure

first_img1 Football Association board member Heather Rabbatts has expressed her “sadness and anger” at the departure of Eva Carneiro as Chelsea’s club doctor.Carneiro is understood to have parted company with the Blues in the wake of an apparent row with manager Jose Mourinho, who criticised the doctor and her medical staff following the 2-2 draw with Swansea on the opening day of the season.Latest reports claim Gibraltar-born  Carneiro is considering legal action likely and could sue the club for constructive dismissal.Rabbatts said Carneiro had been subjected to verbal abuse and criticism after she went on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard, which meant Chelsea were temporarily reduced to nine men against Swansea as the Belgian star had to leave the field.Head physiotherapist Jon Fearn did likewise and Mourinho said at the time: “I was unhappy with my medical staff. They were impulsive and naive.“Whether you are a kit man, doctor or secretary on the bench you have to understand the game.”In reaction to the news on Tuesday, Rabbatts – chair of the FA’s inclusion advisory board – said: “News of Dr Eva Carneiro’s departure from Chelsea FC makes me feel sadness and anger.“Eva was one of the few very senior women in the game, a highly respected doctor who has acted with professional integrity in difficult circumstances and whose skills have been highly praised by her colleagues, the club and governing bodies.”Carneiro has not been at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground since she was removed from first-team duties shortly after the Swansea game.Rabbatts said she had been effectively demoted for doing her job properly.A Chelsea spokesman on Tuesday said he could not comment on internal staffing matters. Eva Carneiro last_img read more

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SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT FOR CHRISTMAS IN LETTERKENNY

first_imgA Lunchtime Community Carol Service is being held in Trinity Church, beside  the Post Office Main Street, Letterkenny.The service taking place tomorrow, Friday 13th December at 1.15p.m. with carols, readings and a thought for Christmas.So why take a break from work or shopping and come along to join in the celebration and singing. The children of the Ballyraine National School will be performing a piece to put us in the Christmas mood, as well as pieces being read by members of community, business and local interests.This short service will be followed by tea/coffee and the seasonal mince pie.There will be a voluntary retiring collection for St. Vincent de Paul and the Philippines Relief Fund. So come along and catch the spirit of the Christmas season, you will be very welcome.  SOMETHING TO SING ABOUT FOR CHRISTMAS IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: December 11th, 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:carol serviceletterkennyTrinity Churchlast_img read more

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RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BALLYRAINE NS 5K?

first_imgIvan TonerIVAN TONER was first home with 17 seconds to spare in the Ballyraine National School 5k this evening.All the results from tonight are here:Balllyraine NS 5k 11/06/2015  Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 92 16.07 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C2 18 16.24 Roy McGilloway SM Foyle Valley3 17 16.33 Pius McInyre SM Foyle Valley 4 113 16.56 Ciaran McGonagle SM Rosses A.C.5 115 17.34 Raymon Birch SM Letterkenny A C6 199 17.50 John Conlon SM Letterkenny A C7 185 17.55 Dominick Boner M50 Finn Valley A C8 120 17.59 Brendan Finney JM Individual 9 163 18.13 Brian Crossan SM Letterkenny A C10 82 18.23 Sinead Peoples SW Letterkenny A C11 124 18.25 Shaun Boyce SM Individual12 168 18.25 Paul Cullen SM 24/7 Triathlon 13 164 18.26 Paul Doherty SM 24/7 Triathlon14 123 18.29 Marcus McClintock M40 Letterkenny A C15 122 18.29 Michael Black SM Finn Valley A C16 186 18.40 Ben Carr JM Finn Valley A C17 67 18.42 Alan O’Maliony M40 24/7 Triathlon18 165 18.44 John Daly M40 24/7 Triathlon19 105 18.44 Gavin Cranlord SM 24/7 Triathlon20 42 18.56 Paul McMonagle SM Letterkenny A C21 194 19.03 Dan Friel SM Individual22 134 19.17 Michael Galvin M40 Letterkenny A C23 146 19.19 John McFadden SM Individual24 201 19.46 Jordon Devenny JM Individual25 125 19.55 Kieron Coyle SM United Health Group26 69 20.03 Ben McGonagle SM Rosses A.C.27 151 20.06 John Rodgers SM Individual28 183 20.10 Troi Hegarty SM Letterkenny A C29 182 20.29 George Rahmani SM Individual30 98 20.34 Dylan Boal JM Individual31 97 20.38 Donnachadh Parkinson JM Individual32 173 20.39 Conal Biggs SM Fighting Fit33 81 20.39 Manus Peoples M50 Individual34 193 20.52 Stephen Bryne SM Individual35 49 20.59 Paddy McFadden M40 Individual36 192 21.09 Pat Brady M50 24/7 Triathlon37 94 21.12 PJ McMenamin SM Individual38 128 21.16 Seamus Ferry M40 Rosses A.C.39 21 21.19 Charlene McIntyre SW Fighting Fit40 1 21.30 Mark Rodgers M40 Individual41 181 21.30 Jonny Stewart SM Individual42 65 21.34 Paddy McGee SM Individual43 191 21.38 Jason Black M40 Individual44 172 21.39 Stephanie Brolly W40 Individual45 54 21.41 Brian McGuigan SM Individual46 40 21.43 Sammy Johnston M40 24/7 Triathlon47 127 21.43 Rodney Lindsay SM Individual48 30 21.48 Ethan McCloskey JM Fighting Fit49 162 22.06 Shaun O’Donnell M50 Swanlings50 187 22.09 Stephen Shiels M40 Letterkenny A C51 72 22.13 Paul Brady M40 Individual52 137 22.27 Pat Byrne M50 Killybegs A C53 197 22.39 Ewan Kemp JM Individual54 203 22.42 Zack West JM Individual55 106 22.46 Ciaran McGettigan JM 24/7 Triathlon56 103 22.47 Eugene McGettigan SM 24/7 Triathlon57 196 22.50 Paul McMillan SM Individual58 133 22.52 Luca Tampellini SM Inch59 95 22.52 Eugeri McGinlei M50 Raphoe Runners60 184 23.00 Craig Lyons SM Individual61 204 23.04 Eoghan Gleeson SM Run For Fun62 13 23.09 Adam Boal Quinn M40 Individual63 12 23.09 Bruce Daniel M40 Individual64 161 23.14 Ernie Pollock M50 Swanlings65 93 23.21 Brendan Giles SM Cranford A C66 142 23.26 Declan McFeely SM Fighting Fit67 41 23.36 Mary Sweeney SW Individual68 78 23.45 Bernie Gallagher SW Milford A C69 166 23.49 Clare Molloy W40 Individual70 6 24.00 Jackie Callaghan W40 Individual71 19 24.02 Dermot Kelly SM Fighting Fit72 52 24.02 Mark Cannon SM Individual73 56 24.05 Andrew Stewart SM Letterkenny A C74 126 24.12 Alex McDermott JM Individual75 200 24.14 Shae Treery SM Individual76 73 24.16 Claire McIntyre SW Individual77 37 24.19 Noreen Lynch SW Individual78 169 24.21 Amanda McMulty SW 24/7 Triathlon79 68 24.31 Mark Russell SM Individual80 4 24.33 Jamie Callaghan JM Individual81 178 24.37 Martina McDaid W40 Speer Performance82 29 24.38 Rosie McCloskey W40 Fighting Fit83 50 24.39 Michael McElhinney M50 Individual84 132 24.46 Dean Spencer M50 Individual85 71 24.54 Michael Gibbons M50 Individual86 66 24.57 John Burke M40 Individual87 175 25.03 Wendy Goudie SW Swanlings88 138 25.04 Annette Sheehy W40 Milford A C89 10 25.05 Charlie Robinson JM Individual90 61 25.11 Adam McKinley JM Individual91 99 25.12 Blake Boal JM Individual92 64 25.14 Emma McGee SW 24/7 Triathlon93 22 25.22 Sinead McDermott SW Foyle Valley94 141 25.23 SeanPaul Downey SM Fighting Fit95 153 25.23 Joe Gallen M50 Lifford Fit4Life96 14 25.26 David Oliver M50 Individual97 118 25.28 Marie Meehan SW Individual98 117 25.28 Barry Meehan SM Letterkenny A C99 206 25.29 PJ McCusker SM Individual100 148 25.31 Georgina Fay W40 Individual101 101 25.32 Alanna Ryan JW Individual102 20 25.33 Emily McLaughlin JW Fighting Fit103 167 25.34 Kieran Kelly SM Individual104 130 25.44 Lisa Ferguson W40 Finn Valley A C105 189 25.45 Alphie McHale M50 Individual106 176 25.51 Sean Bonner M50 Convoy Runners107 55 25.54 Colm McGrath SM Individual108 89 25.59 Kayleigh Smith SW Convoy Runners109 188 25.59 Rita Brady W40 Individual110 87 26.00 Mark Farren SM Individual111 136 26.00 Ronan Leonard SM Individual112 139 26.19 Billy Broderick M50 Swanlings113 147 26.25 Christopher Cuskelly M40 Lifford A C114 143 26.29 Grace O’Donnell SW Convoy Runners115 8 26.32 Boyd Robinson M40 Individual116 11 26.32 Jack Robinson JM Individual117 198 26.36 Kate Kemp JW Individual118 145 26.42 Linda Macbeth SW Raphoe Runners119 88 26.45 Ruth McCrudden W40 Letterkenny A C120 60 26.56 Willie McCowt M50 Individual121 27 27.03 Dan McGilloway M40 Fighting Fit122 174 27.03 Eileen Morning W40 Swanlings123 3 27.04 Rory Callaghan JM Individual124 26 27.06 Bronagh McEleney SW Fighting Fit125 23 27.17 Laura Moore SW Fighting Fit126 107 27.22 Elaine Parke SW Convoy Runners127 157 27.22 Stella McCole SW Individual128 155 27.23 Peter McLean M50 Individual129 5 27.26 Aaron Callaghan JM Individual130 7 27.26 Gerard Callaghan M40 24/7 Triathlon131 109 27.29 Mary Doherty SW Convoy Runners132 154 27.30 Goretti Sheridon W40 Run For Fun133 32 27.31 Garrett McLaughlin SM Fighting Fit134 35 27.33 Fadl Mustapha M40 Individual135 111 27.33 Mary Bonnar W50 Individual136 47 27.44 Noel McGlinchey M50 Individual137 90 27.45 Sarah Robinson JW Individual138 170 27.45 Fidelma Mullaney SW Individual139 80 27.46 Maureen McBrearty W50 Run For Fun140 24 27.47 Susan O’Doherty SW Fighting Fit141 91 27.50 Elaine Robinson SW Individual142 77 28.05 Annette Rodger SW Individual143 149 28.09 Mary Hegarty Brogan W40 Run For Fun144 85 28.15 Anthony Gildea M40 Individual145 79 28.20 Mary McBrearty W40 Run For Fun146 100 28.38 Clare McKernan SW Individual147 86 28.42 Lian Haugley M50 Swanlings148 131 28.42 Loarraine Gildea SW Run For Fun149 74 29.12 Lorna McGettigan SW Individual150 76 29.13 Laura Peoples SW Individual151 96 29.22 Michael Robinson M50 Individual152 140 29.23 Colm Rankin SM Fighting Fit153 25 29.23 Kara McDaid SW Fighting Fit154 59 29.31 Breda McBride SW Individual155 58 29.31 Catherine Morrison SW Individual156 205 29.44 Jamie Gallen SM Individual157 121 30.03 Nuala Allan W50 Raphoe Runners158 195 30.08 Eva McCloskey SW Individual159 135 30.12 Claire Holan SW Fighting Fit160 129 30.13 Denise Ferguson W40 Finn Valley A C161 160 30.23 Mary O’Donnell W50 Swanlings162 156 30.29 Rachel Enfield W40 Individual163 36 30.33 A’alya Mustapha JW Individual  164 33 30.33 Daragh Boyle SM Individual165 46 30.49 Johnie McGonigle JM Tír Chonaill A C166 45 30.51 Bronagh Hererin W40 Tír Chonaill A C167 84 31.10 Lydia Wasson JW Individual168 83 31.10 Iris Wasson SW Individual169 62 31.17 Danny McKinley JM Individual170 70 31.17 Karol Harvey SM Individual171 63 31.17 Anne Robinson SW 24/7 Triathlon172 179 31.43 Anne Quinn W40 Individual173 180 31.43 Gus O’Driscoll M40 Individual174 116 32.00 Aidan Walsh JM Letterkenny A C175 51 32.16 Alcorn JM Individual176 48 32.19 Noreen Sharkey W50 Individual177 16 32.44 Lisa McHale W40 Individual178 31 32.55 Orla McLaughlin SW Fighting Fit179 119 32.59 Fidelma McBrearty W40 Run For Fun180 144 33.07 Josie Gallagher W50 Individual181 171 33.07 Fiona McConenll W40 Individual182 112 35.09 Elaine Nicholls W50 Individual183 114 35.11 Anne Nicholls W50 Individual184 28 36.05 Tonya Webb SW Fighting Fit185 57 36.07 Denise Gallagher SW Individual186 104 36.28 Chole Wasson JW 24/7 Triathlon187 102 36.28 Adrian Wasson M40 Inch188 159 36.41 Victoria Gannon JW Individual189 158 36.41 Michael Pearson SM Individual190 208 36.59 Luke Fleming JM Individual191 38 38.00 Ash Hunter JM Individual192 2 38.47 Matthew Robinson JM Individual193 207 40.04 Ernest Moscicki JM Individual194 152 40.47 Ben Gallagher JM Individual195 150 40.47 Angela Gallagher W40 Individual196 108 41.57 Natasha JW Convoy Runners197 110 41.59 Sarah       Doherty SW Convoy Runners198 34 42.35 Sean Boyle M60 Individual199 190 43.28 Lesley Wilkinson SW IndividualTotal Runners: 199RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE BALLYRAINE NS 5K? was last modified: June 11th, 2015 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 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Rodgers confirms Dembele absence, says striker in Celtic exit talks

first_imgtalkSPORT reported yesterday that Dembele is “seduced” by the idea of a move.Rodgers has now confirmed there is “big interest” in the young forward and, despite hoping he stays put, admits he cannot rule out an exit in the coming days.He said: “There’s a lot going on with Moussa at the moment. Moussa and his representatives were at the club today speaking with the club.“There is speculation around him. Moussa is not a player we want to lose. It is ongoing discussions.“There hasn’t been an official bid as far as I am aware but interest.” 2 Dembele is being tipped to make a move back to France Brendan Rodgers’s side face Suduva in a vital Europa League play-off clash Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Moussa Dembele missed training on Wednesday to hold talks over his Celtic future.The France forward has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland before the European transfer window shuts on Friday, with Lyon and Marseille said to be targeting the 22-year-old. 2 Dembele played the full 90 minutes of Celtic’s 1-1 draw at Suduva in the Europa League play-offs last week, and he was expected to feature in the second leg on Thursday evening.However, he missed Wednesday’s training session at Lennoxtown to prepare for the clash, instead heading to Celtic Park with his representatives to discuss his future.“He is available for the game but I will speak to him later on,” added Rodgers.Dembele has scored 51 goals for Celtic since moving to Parkhead in the summer of 2016, and he has two years left on his existing deal.Lyon are reportedly the favourites to secure his signature, with the Ligue 1 giants looking to replace Real Madrid-bound Mariano Diaz.last_img read more

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Players who would have been even better without injury problems

first_img 9 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions silverware 9 5. Michael Owen – Owen’s career was a good one. He played for Liverpool, Real Madrid and Man United as well as earning 89 England caps and scoring 40 goals for his country. When he retired from playing in 2013 at the age of 33, though, the striker claimed a hamstring injury he suffered when he was 19 had robbed him of his speed. “From that moment on my career as a professional footballer was compromised.” Owen revealed the pride he felt in still playing at the highest level despite not being fully fit. “I have no doubt that, had I not suffered those ‘pace-depriving’ injuries, I would be sat here now with a sack full of awards and a long list of records.” A Ballon d’Or, the FA Cup, UEFA Cup, three League Cups and a Premier League winner’s medal isn’t bad, is it? ADVICE 4. Ledley King – On his day, King was up there with the best of them. Unfortunately a chronic knee condition restricted the amount of football the centre-back could play and he often had to train alone in order to stay in shape, unable to partake in the usual fitness regime of a footballer. Injuries appeared to start getting the better of him in his mid-20s, just as he was nearing his peak. “There wasn’t really any pain. It was more of a restriction. I couldn’t bend the knee past 90 degrees and that would limit what I could do.” In 2012 he retired from playing at 31 and England and Tottenham fans were denied a truly a great defender. 6. Ronaldo – Knee injuries plagued Ronaldo throughout his career stretching back to his days as a teenager at PSV in 1994 yet he is still the greatest striker of the last 20 years. Despite fitness issues in the Netherlands, he scored 54 times in 58 games for the Dutch club and he continued to score regularly at Inter between 1997 and 2002 after a spell at Barcelona. The same injury plagued him in Italy, though, and they didn’t completely go away in Madrid, while at Milan in 2008 he suffered another serious breakdown. He saw out his career at Brazilian club Corinthians before eventually retiring in 2011 Fast, strong, balanced, with a cushioned touch and a deadly finish with either foot or bonce – the mind boggles as to what he might have achieved had Ronaldo stayed fit. 9 RANKED Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack smart causal England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won MONEY How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures BEST OF 9 9 8. Marco van Basten – Like Ronaldo and Baggio, Van Basten is considered to be one of the greatest ever players. The talent he displayed at Ajax saw him snapped up by Italian powerhouse AC Milan in 1987, for whom he eventually scored 124 goals in 201 games. In Italy he won three league titles and two European Cups to add to the Euro ’88 medal he won with the Netherlands. However, he was 28 when he played his last professional game in 1993, with persistent knee and ankle problems forcing him to call time on an illustrious career two years later when he should have been terrorising defenders. “After three years of pain I wanted a normal life again,” he said. “Just imagine feeling pain every minute of the day, somewhere in your body.” Jack Wilshere has suffered a fresh injury blow It’s very frustrating. The following players are/were so talented and so enjoyable to watch, but they became far too friendly with the physios.Injury has played havoc with their careers and when news of Jack Wilshere being sidelined for six weeks emerged it made us think of the levels certain players could have reached if they remained fit. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 9 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won possible standings REVEALED Most popular football news 9 Some have won major honours, so this isn’t talkSPORT.com saying these footballers didn’t reach the top of their profession, but imagine a dodgy knee hadn’t hampered Roberto Baggio from the age of 18 or Marco Reus’ career hadn’t stalled? That’s what is being pondered here. impact Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 9 2. Jack Wilshere – Wilshere promised so much when he burst onto the scene as a teenager in 2008. Since then a number of different injuries ranging from ankle, knee, foot and hamstring prevented the midfielder from kicking on in the manner he would have liked. He left Arsenal for West Ham in the summer and has had minor surgery on an ankle injury. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 1. Marco Reus – When given the opportunity, Reus has proven he IS among the best players in the world. It’s just that fitness has often been a concern for him and injuries have cruelly sidelined him from representing Germany on the World Cup and European Championship stages. If he’d played against Brazil in 2014, it could have been even more embarrassing than a 7-1 thrashing for the hosts. Similarly, could his trickery have been the difference in France in 2016? We’ll never know. 7. Jonathan Woodgate – If it wasn’t for a succession of back and leg injuries then Woodgate would be remembered as one of England’s classiest defenders. However, he only played eight times for his country. This is a man who Real Madrid deemed good enough to play for them when they paid Newcastle £13.4m for the 24-year-old in August 2004. A thigh injury meant he didn’t make his debut until September 2005 and in three years he only played 14 games for the club. Injuries followed him when he joined hometown club Middlesbrough in 2007 as well as in subsequent spells at Spurs and Stoke. He finished his career at Boro in 2016, having played once for the club during the 2015/16 season. 3. Roberto Baggio – Baggio is already considered one of the greatest and classiest players in history, so imagine the levels he could have reached had knee injuries not hampered him. It started when he was 18 in 1985 and persisted throughout his career, later calling the physical pain ‘torture’. “When I was playing for Brescia [2000-2004], I struggled to walk for two days after each game. When I got home, I couldn’t get out of the car, as I had to put one foot down on the ground and haul myself up hanging on to the door. The next Sunday, I would play again. Packed full of painkillers, but I’d play.” He still played at three World Cups, won Serie A titles, the UEFA Cup and the Ballon d’Or. 9last_img read more

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Chico State, UCSD favored in CCAA meet

first_img The women’s 6,000-meter race is set for 8:15 a.m. with the men’s 8,000-meter race following at about 9:15. Each team can run as many as 10 athletes. Chico State and UC San Diego loom as the main contenders in each. The Wildcats are ranked second in the country among NCAA Division II schools on the women’s side and third in the men’s, while UC San Diego is rated 10th in the women’s poll and 16th in the men’s. The California Collegiate Athletic Association will hold its men’s and women’s cross country championship Saturday at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The women’s field will consist of 11 teams since each team in the conference fields a team. The men’s race will feature six schools. Cal State San Bernardino is one of the schools that does not field a team. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week The Cal Poly Pomona men were second last year, then went on to place second in the region and 14th nationally led by Mark Batres and the since-graduated Daniel Rojas. They have also gotten a solid showing this year from senior James Tawney (Barstow). The Broncos’ women were fourth last year and are led by senior Natalie Miano-Batres. Other key runners are junior Christina Jimenez (Granite Hills) and sophomore Karina Vega (Ayala). The Cal State women were fifth last year and went on to place 13th in the region. With all but one runner returning, coach Tom Burleson expects to do at least that well. “We’re looking for a top-five finish again,” he said. “Our conference is very tough, so that would be a solid accomplishment.” The Coyotes are led by senior Tanya Zeferjahn (Hesperia) who was seventh individually as a junior, but went on to place fourth in the region and 28th nationally. She ran a time of 22 minutes, 18 seconds at San Diego two weeks ago for her second fastest time at 6,000 meters. center_img Other key runners for Cal State are sophomores Holly DiGerolamo (Riverside) and Megan Holt (Highland/Redlands East Valley), freshmen Jordan Arnswald (Yucca Valley) and Kari Brandt (Lake Arrowhead/Rim of the World) and junior Rebecca Southworth (La Verne). Teams will arrive Friday. They will get to run the course, then will be treated to banquet festivities later in the evening. 160Want 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

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Newman Named MVC Pitcher of the Week For Fourth Consecutive Week

first_imgIn the second victory, Newman earned her second-straight win of the day with three strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief. She then closed the series Sunday with three innings of relief and struck out nine of the 10 batters she faced and allowed just one walk and earned her league-high fourth save. Overall, Newman pitched 9.1 innings in three appearances, earned two wins and allowed zero hits and one walk with 24 strikeouts. She is 14-6 with a league-leading 1.26 earned run average and 221 strikeouts, which ranks second in the nation. Newman has won the top weekly award 15 times in her outstading career. ST. LOUIS – Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) of the Drake University softball team is the Missouri Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for the fourth consecutive week and sixth time overall this season, the MVC office announced Monday, April 8. Newman helped Drake sweep Valparaiso this weekend. Newman and her teammates host UNI Tuesday night in a 4 p.m. doubleheader at Buel Field. Both games will be streamed on ESPN+. Print Friendly Versioncenter_img Newman continued her domination in the circle with another perfect game, this one coming in a 10-0 five-inning win in the first game of the series. Newman, who threw her first career perfect game just last week, struck out the first seven Crusaders as they didn’t put a ball into play until a two-out groundout in the fourth inning. She allowed just three balls in play (two flyouts, one groundout), finished with 12 strikeouts and moved past 1,000 career strikeouts in the perfect game. She has struck out 10 or more batters in six consecutive starts.last_img read more

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