Lee catches fire as Magnolia torches NLEX to level semis series

first_img 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 LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed “We just only tied the series,” said Magnolia coach Chito Victolero, who downplayed his team’s blowout victory.“Credit to my players because of the team effort on both ends. We adjusted a little bit on our defense, and on offense, we just tried to move the ball and looked for the good shots which is what we didn’t do in Game 1. We did a good job on defense on their guards, especially the guards who are creating for them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMagnolia seized control of the game early and built a 12-point lead, 32-20, in the first half.Kiefer Ravena rallied the Road Warriors to within four, 66-62, with 1:14 to play in the third frame, but it was Magnolia’s night for the taking with Aldrech Ramos drilling a three to douse NLEX’s comeback, before Peter June Simon secured the victory in the payoff period where he dropped all of his eight markers. MOST READ Ian Sangalang added 18 points and eight rebounds, while Mark Barroca shook off a sprained ankle to tally 11 markers and six boards for Magnolia.Jio Jalalon flirted with a triple-double with nine points, 10 assists, and six rebounds, while also helping in limiting super rookie Ravena, who had seven assists, to just nine markers.Alex Mallari and JR Quiñahan both had 13 points to lead the Road Warriors in scoring.The scores:MAGNOLIA 99 — Lee 27, Sangalang 18, Barroca 11, Dela Rosa 10, Ramos 10, Jalalon 9, Simon 8, Reavis 4, Brondial 2, Gamalinda 0, Mendoza 0.ADVERTISEMENT Desiderio cites lack of familiarity with Go for Gold despite solid debut Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netPaul Lee went berserk and led Magnolia to a 99-84 win over NLEX to even their 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series at 1-1 Monday night at Mall of Asia Arena.Lee dropped 10 of his 25 points in the first quarter before putting on the finishing touches to bounce back from his forgettable eight-point showing in Game 1.ADVERTISEMENT NLEX 84 — Mallari 13, Quiñahan 13, Al-Hussaini 10, Ravena 9, Miranda 8, Alas 6, Fonacier 6, Tiongson 6, Soyud 5, Baguio 4, Taulava 4, Ighalo 0, Monfort 0.Quarters: 27-20, 48-39, 70-62, 99-84.center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

President’s interpretation CCJ ruling “warped”, “disingenuous” – PPP

first_imgAppointment of GECOM Chairman…says Jagdeo has no obligation to include Granger’s suggestions The People’s Progressive Party has rejected President David Granger’s insistence in submitting names to himself for the appointment of a new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman.In a televised programme on Friday, the Head of State said he foresees a gridlock in the ongoing hammering out process if the Opposition does not accept that he has to be a part of the informal stage.“It is a recipe for gridlock. The important thing which the CCJ aimed at is to ensure consensualism. That is to say, there must be a spirit of compromise; there must be acceptance of the role of the President in hammering out the list and similarly, we are to aim – both sides – at having a list of candidates which are not unacceptable to the President. Unless we accept that principle, we will end up in gridlock and that is what we’re heading for if the Opposition continues to deny the President a role in hammering out that list,” President Granger stated.However, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party in a statement on Saturday said that this “flip-flopping” by the Head of State forces questioning of his “sincerity, good faith, honour, and integrity in the discharge of his constitutional role and function”.The party reminded that the President had previously acknowledged that he could not recommend nominees for the final list of 6 names to be submitted to him for the selection of a new GECOM Chair.“…as I discussed with the Leader of the Opposition – he is open to nominations or recommendations on my part but I cannot recommend to myself. The recommendation must come from him to me. And I will make a selection. But the CCJ ruling – and this might have caused some confusion in the media over the last couple of weeks – allows to two sides to hammer out, that is the word they used, hammer out suitable persons for the list. But it means, yes, I could make submissions, but in the final analysis, that submission has to come to me from the Leader of the Opposition, the CCJ has not taken away that role from the Leader of the Opposition and it has not taken away my prerogative to make a selection. Those have been preserved by the CCJ,” President Granger had said at a July 4 press conference after meeting with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo.According to the PPP in Saturday’s missive, the President’s interpretation of the CCJ ruling is both warped and disingenuous.“…the President misinterpreted the CCJ judgement in casting an enlarged role for himself in insisting that the names he suggests must find themselves on the final list to be submitted to him by the Leader of the Opposition, while at the same time, completely ignoring the gravamen of the decisions in the No-Confidence Motion cases…,” the PPP said.Further, the Opposition went on to question the Head of State’s utterances on “gridlock” in the hammering out stage, saying that the process is still ongoing.“We are awaiting an indication of whether the President finds them not unacceptable. (By speaking about a “gridlock”) does it now mean that the informal engagement has been aborted? If so, the President is obliged to invite the Leader of the Opposition to formally submit six names for the appointment of a Chairman of GECOM in light of the CCJ’s judgement quashing the appointment of Justice (rtd) James Patterson,” the Party said in its missive.Currently, the Opposition is awaiting the President’s feedback on four new names that were presented on Wednesday for consideration.Already, the President has found four of the Opposition’s names “not unacceptable” to him, meaning they will potentially end up on the final list of six nominees to be submitted to the President for the selection of a new GECOM Chair.Initially, the Opposition Leader had presented 11 names to be “hammered out” by a working group comprising of representatives from both Government and the Opposition. These nominees were among the 18 rejected back in 2017 by President Granger, who had gone ahead and unilaterally appointed Justice Patterson as the GECOM Chair.However, the CCJ on June 18, 2019, ruled that Justice Patterson’s appointment was flawed and unconstitutional. Days later, he stepped down, opening up the process for a new chairman to be appointed.The Court had also urged that there be consensus between the two leaders in this process, resulting in the establishment of the working group. However, during a series of meetings last week, the President’s representatives shortlisted only five of the Opposition’s 11 nominees.This resulted in a breakdown in those talks after the Government’s side could not say definitively whether those names shortlisted, as well as those suggested by President, are not objectionable to him.The process was then referred back to the two political leaders, who met last Tuesday and agreed to continue the hammering out process with a smaller team.That team met on Wednesday, during which the four of the Opposition’s new names were tabled. Additionally, the Opposition, at the meeting, indicated that the President’s two suggestions of Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennet did not find favour with the Opposition Leader.The two sides were supposed to meet the following day but that meeting is yet to happen.Nevertheless, with two more spots available to complete a list of six nominees ‘not unacceptable” to the President, the PPP said they are willing to continue the hammering out process – something which the Head of State also committed to during the televised programme.last_img read more

Let creativity shine again in kids’ lives

first_imgFOR an entire generation, the arts have been absent from California public schools. Teachers who attended public schools in California during the 1980s and ’90s are victims of this malady. If their parents didn’t step up to make sure that their children were exposed to music, art and culture, then they grew up void of the wonders that are the mark of a civilized society. And when members of this generation became teachers themselves, they were confronted with the statewide reality of how they were going to pay for basic supplies such as pencils and books. An adequate arts program? Forget about it. What has been lost as a result is not just the occasional treasured, handmade Mother’s Day gifts or refrigerator art, but the ability to think critically, freedom to express one’s understanding of school lessons creatively, and allowances for different learning styles and abilities. For a generation, the California public-education system has failed to educate the whole child. Students who don’t perform well to narrow standards are either labeled as learning-disabled or socially deficient. By denying artistic and creative children access to an arts education, we keep them locked in the dark of “the box.” They can’t breathe. They can’t see. And nobody can see them, either. I asked a number of fellow artists to give me a list of words describing creative people. As expected, the list matched the profile for ADD. As a society, we don’t even know what creativity looks like any more. For the month of March, in celebration of Youth Art Month, I’d like to challenge parents, educators and other adults to look at their kids in our lives in a new light. Rethink what you have accepted (without question) about public education. Take your kids to museums, galleries, concerts and plays. Make art, music and drama at home. Visit with an artist or musician and ask them about their life. Open up those windows and doors. Let some air and light in to your children’s lives. Spike Dolomite Ward is the founder and executive director of Arts in Education Aid Council Inc., www.aieac.org.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The Los Angeles Unified School District has recognized this problem and implemented a 10-year plan several years ago to address it. The challenge now is how to maintain the change given the district’s own ongoing challenges and the passing of the No Child Left Behind Act in 2002. If teachers are lucky enough to have support for any arts program in their classroom, they still must prepare their kids for the federally mandated standardized tests in the spring. There is no time for anything except test preparation. Back to life without art. Kids are all starting to think and behave alike. Is this what we really want for our children? Where is the imagination? Where is the enthusiasm for learning? Where is the humanity in teaching? Ten years ago, when my son and his friends were all preschoolers, my mom friends and I would joke about which one of us would be told that our child had attention-deficient disorder first. It stopped being funny when one by one, every single one of us, at some point or another, was told that our kids might have ADD. Every one of us. After it was suggested that my son might have ADD, I got mad. Mad like a mother, but mad for all of the wonderfully creative, incredibly intelligent and alive kids that are being labeled as having ADD every day. last_img read more

Injured Aguero faces World Cup fitness race

first_imgAguero is City’s top scorer with 30 goals in all competitions this season. The injury, suffered in training on March 10, does not appear to rule him out of Argentina’s World Cup campaign.Asked if the striker’s season was over, Guardiola said: “Here, yeah. He will be out for four or five weeks. He is in Barcelona right now. We are going to fight to get him to the World Cup.”The World Cup starts in mid-June, with Argentina due to play their opening match against Iceland in Moscow on June 16.“Recovering from an arthroscopy on my knee,” Aguero tweeted on Tuesday. “Fully motivated to get back soon to the field.”Aguero, who has 199 goals for the club, has not started a game since City’s victory over Chelsea on March 4.Following a month-long lay-off he returned to action as a late substitute in the derby defeat to Manchester United on April 7, when he was hurt in a controversial challenge from Ashley Young that went unpunished.After that he was unable to train fully in the build-up to the second leg of City’s Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool on April 10. Again, he was only able to appear as a second-half substitute.With the issue still bothering him, he was ruled out of last Saturday’s 3-1 win at TottenhamThe striker was this week named in the Professional Footballers’ Association’s Premier League team of the year.In November, he became City all-time leading record goalscorer, surpassing the longstanding mark of 177 goals set by Eric Brook that had stood since 1939, when he was on target in a 4-2 Champions League group game away to Italian side Napoli.Aguero had already assured himself of a prized place in the Manchester club’s history by scoring the dramatic extra-time winner on the final day of the 2011/12 season that saw City to a 3-2 victory over Queens Park Rangers as they snatched the Premier League title from under the noses of local rivals Manchester United.This season’s success means Aguero has now won the English title three times with City, having also starred in their 2013/14 triumph.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Season over but not World Cup hopes: Manchester City’s Argentine striker Sergio Aguero © AFP/File / Anthony DevlinLONDON, United Kingdom, Apr 20 – Argentina international striker Sergio Aguero faces a race against time to be fit for the World Cup in Russia after Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said Friday his club season was over.Guardiola, whose side secured the Premier League title last Sunday, said the 29-year-old would be sidelined for four to five weeks following minor knee surgery.last_img read more

SUNSET OVER LOUGH FOYLE ON CHRISTMAS EVE

first_imgLough Foyle Christmas Eve SunsetSunset over Lough Foyle photographed from Carnagarve beach between Moville and Greencastle at 4PM Christmas Eve.Pictures by Enda Craig.You can send your pictures to info@donegaldaily.com Lough Foyle Christmas Eve Sunset2 – Enda CraigSUNSET OVER LOUGH FOYLE ON CHRISTMAS EVE was last modified: December 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens 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:SUNSET OVER LOUGH FOYLE ON CHRISTMAS EVElast_img read more

How Donegal ETB gave Emma the skills to launch into marketing

first_imgDonegal ETB are now enrolling for September 2018 courses and one area that is generating a lot of interest is Digital Skills and Marketing.Donegal ETB’s Further Education and Training (FET) Service run a range of courses in this field, where learners develop in-demand skills for business and promotions, including digital imaging, sales, web creation and digital skills for tourism. There are two full-time courses available in Letterkenny and Donegal Town and part-time and evening courses available in many of Donegal’s main towns across the county.Emma Murray (25) from Letterkenny completed the full-time Career Traineeship in Digital Sales and Marketing this year. Best-known as the blogger behind The Fashion Chair, Emma attributes many of her new digital skills to the course. During the one year course, Emma got the opportunity to work directly in the sector on work placements, as well as studying for the City & Guilds Qualification and the Preparing for Business Enterprise Cert.Emma MurrayWhy Donegal ETB? Emma said she already knew the quality of the teaching and programmes at the learning centres, having completed a Training and Development course with them in 2016.She had been working as a Personal Shopper and Store Trainer in Galway before moving home to further her education in 2017.Emma tells Donegal Daily: “I was at a crossroads when I decided to come home. I always had an interest in social media and market, but the course surpassed all my expectations. “We learned so much and covered so many modules including image editing, website design and creation, Microsoft Excel, video making, SEO and blogging. There was something for everyone.“It was an intense course but it was so well laid out that we were never under pressure. We had plenty of time to complete assignments and prepare for exams,” she said.The course provides three work experience opportunities, which Emma completed with McElhinneys of Ballybofey, and dividing the second placement period between both Solis Lough Eske Castle and Stevens Jewellers Letterkenny.“I liked the combination of studying and work because we could put everything into practice. Working directly in businesses’ marketing departments means we can bring what we’ve learned back into class discussions.”There was a mix of team work and individual assignments which were practical and based on real businesses, which Emma enjoyed. As part of their course work, the class worked together to create a promotional video of the course, enabling them to showcase their skills to a wider audience through Donegal ETB’s social media platforms. “We got on so well as a class and with the tutors. There were 4-5 tutors for different modules throughout the year. They were fantastic, they were always approachable and you could always send them an email or talk to them in class if you had a question,” Emma said.The programme is very focused on developing skills for employment, where learners can focus on working for existing companies or setting up their own businesses.Emma MurrayEmma is set to launch her own social media management company this summer, using the skills she gained from the Preparing for Business Enterprise Cert within her Traineeship to put the plan into action. This module teaches learners about taxation, Revenue, support for start-ups and more.“I wouldn’t be setting up a business if it wasn’t for the course,” Emma said. Emma now manages the Letterkenny Shopping Centre Instagram account and is looking forward to taking advantage of the prosperous local digital industry.“I think there is a shortage of people doing digital marketing in Donegal. As long as there are social media and the internet there will be jobs,” Emma said.Emma MurrayVisit www.donegaletb.ie to find more information about Digital Skills/Marketing/Sales/Imaging programmes with Donegal ETB starting in September 2018 throughout Donegal or email adultguidance@donegaletb.ie with course inquiries.Many of Donegal ETB’s FET courses are co-funded by the Irish Government and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF Programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning (PEIL) 2014-2020.How Donegal ETB gave Emma the skills to launch into marketing was last modified: July 16th, 2018 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)Tags:careerscoursesdigital skillsDonegal ETBeducationemma murrayEmploymentMarketinglast_img read more

COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA

first_imgUPDATED: COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA – CLG GHAOTH DOBHAIRSóisir. Scór deiridh.An Tearmann 3-22 Na Gaeil Óga 0-03Cluiche aontaobhach go leor, An Tearmann níos láidre ó thús go deireadh. Fuair Paddy Mc Daid agus Aodán Mac Suibhne cúl an duine sa chéad leath. Is é Henry Geff a fuair an dá phointe do na Gaeil Óga.Ag tús an dara leath d’aimsigh Dáire Mac Daeid cúl don Tearmann agus thosaigh na scóranna ag teacht go tiubh agus go tréan ó sin go deireadh. Is é Eoghan Mac Aodha a fuair pointe do na Gaeil sa dara leath. Sinsir. Scór deiridh.An Daingean 2-13 An Cheathrú Rua 2-9Sa chéad leath, bhí An Daingean láidir le cuidiú na gaoithe. Cuireadh neart seanseanna amú. Bhí seans ag Peadar Ó Conghaile ar chúl do CR ach chuir sé ar foraíl é. Chuir An Cheathrú Rua 7 n-iarracht ar foraíl agus 5 iarracht ar foraíl ag an Daingean.Ag tús an dara leath bhí 10 mbomaite gan scór. D’aimsigh Niall Ó Briain dhá chúl agus bhí an CR chun tosaigh. Ach fuair An Daingean tréimhse maith ansin agus lár na páirce in uachtar. Fuair Colm B Ó Muircheartaigh cúl. Chuir pointe ó Phól Ó Dubháin an Daingean chun tosaigh ach chothromaigh Cillian De Paor an scór le pointe roimh an deireadh.In am breise sa chluiche cruaidh seo fuair Dáithí Ó Géibheannaigh an cúl cinniúna don Daingean. Liathróid ard isteach sa bhosca ó chic saor ach thit sí as lámha an chúl báire na Ceathrúin Ruaidh Tomás Ó hAilín agus ghlac Dáithí an deis ar chúl. Bua sa deireadh ag An Daingean. Sinsir. Scór deiridh.Clg Chloich Cheann Fhaola 1-17 An Rinn 2-08Taispeántas mhaith ó churaidh an chomórtais. Tús bríomhar leis an chluiche. D’aimsigh Feargal Ó Ceallaigh cúl chun an Rinn a chur chun tosaigh ach tháinig CCF ar ais le cúpla pointe agus chríochnaigh siad an leath go láidir. Fuair Brian Mac Dhuibh an cúl daofa sa chéad leath.Sa dara leath fuair CCF ceithre phointe gan freagra agus bhí lámh an uachtar acu ó sin amach. Cé go bhfuair An Rinn cúl ó chic pionóis in am breise, bhí bua maith ag fir Cloich Cheann Fhaola. Sár chluiche acu uilig mar fhoireann, go háirithe Seán Mac Gairbheith.Réamhbhabhta Sóisir na mBanNa Gaeil Óga 1-13 Laochra Loch Lao1-05.Thosaigh na Gaeil Óga go maith le 4 phointe. Fuair Lesley Ni Fhaoláin pointe sa 4ú bomaite. Cic saor ansin le Muireann Ní Dheá sa 6ú bomaite. Lesley Ni Fhaoláin le pointe eile sa 7ú bomaite agus Katie Ní Loinsigh pointe eile sa 9ú bomaite. Sa 14ú bomaite thainig Loachre isteach sa cluiche le pointe ó Bronagh Ni Raithaille agus cúl sa 16ú bomaite. Fuair Caoimhe Ní Craith pointe sa 18ú bomaite agus fuair Caitlin Nic Aoidh pointe eile sa 23ú. Thánig na Gaeil Óga ar ais sa 24ú bomaite le pointe ó Muireann Ní Dheá. Leath amSa cead bomaite den dara leath fuair Muireann Ní Dheá pointe do Na Gaeil Óga agus pointe eile do Katie Ní Loinsigh. Fuair Caoimhe Nic Craith agus Caitlin Nic Aoidh pointe an duine do na Laochra. Sa 12ú bomaite fuair Lesley Ní Fhaoláin cúl agus Muireann Ní Dheá pointe ó cic saor. Ni bhfuair na Laochra scór ar bith ina dhaidh sin. Fuair na Gaeil Óga 4 pointe indhiaidh sin sa 26ú bomaite Lesley Ní Fhaoláin, Niamh Ní Dhroighnáín chead bomaite de am brise, Katie Ní Loinsigh sa dara bomaite agus scór eile do Niamh Ní Dhrighnáin sa 3ú bomaite.Sóisir.Scór deiridh.Laochra Loch Lao 2-07 Naomh Náille 1-11Thosaigh na Laochra go maith, chuaigh siad 3-1 chun tosaigh. Fuair Bréandán Breen cúl do Naomh Náille. Fuair na Laochra cúl ansin ó Phádraig Mac Giolla Bhríde. Ach ansin fuair Naomh Náille 5 phointe roimh leath ama.Sa dara leath d’aimsigh Seán Mac Corraidh cúl do na Laochra. Bhí cluiche teannta go leor ann, na foirne cothrom sa 17ú, 23ú agus 28ú bomaite. Chuaigh Naomh Náille dhá phointe chun tosaigh ansin. Fuair na Laochra pointe amháin in am breise, ach ní leor é. Bhí an bua ag Naomh Náille le pointe amháin.Sár chluiche ag Steven Griffen a d’aimsigh 8 bpointe do Naomh Náille.Sóisir. Cill tSéadhna 0-7 An Cheathrú Rua 3-09Scóráilithe.Ceathrú Rua:Pádraig Ó Flatharta 1-2 Bréandán Ó Loideáin 0-1 Maitiú Ó Domhnaill 1-0 Aonghas Mac Donncha 1-2 Conall Ó Máille 0-1, Pádraig de Paor 0-3 Cill tSéadhna:Stiofán Ó Gallchóir 0-2, Barra Mac Aindriú 0-2, Mícheál Ó Dúisigh 0-1, Kyle Mac Thomáis 0-1, Alan Ó Ciardha 0-1Sár-chluiche ag Ciarán Phetie Mac Donncha, Máirtín Ó Conghaile, Mícheál Antaine Ó Loideáin, Conall Ó Máille, Caoimhín Ó Gionáin, Oisín Breathnach, Maitiú Ó Domhnaill, Pádraig Ó Flatharta don Cheathrú Rua.Séamus Ó Conaire, Alan Ó Ciardha, Kyle Mac Thomáis, Stiofán Ó Gallchóir, Barra Mac Aindriú do Chill tSéadhna.COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTA was last modified: June 2nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens 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:COMÓRTAS PEILE NA GAELTACHTANÓTAÍ CLG GAOTH DOBHAIRlast_img read more

DDTV – SHANE TO SET IRISH MARATHON RECORD IN DONEGAL

first_imgMarathon runner Shane McCarville hopes to set a new Irish record at this weekend’s Quadrathon Marathon in Inishowen.Shane hopes to complete his 48th marathon so far this year in Donegal which will officially set the record. Overall he hopes to run 70 marathons and ultra-marathons this year.Here he gives a few tips on anyone thinking of doing a marathon.SIMPLY CLICK ON THE VIDEO TO PLAY.  DDTV – SHANE TO SET IRISH MARATHON RECORD IN DONEGAL was last modified: August 17th, 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:InishowenMarathonsQuadrathonrecordShane McCarvillelast_img read more

‘England aren’t a million miles away from Brazil or Germany’

first_img Getty Images Harry Kane rescued England with two goals on his World Cup debut 2 And Barton says it all makes good reading for England as Southgate’s youthful side look to progress out of Group G… and beyond.“We’ve watched Brazil and Germany and I wouldn’t say we’re a million miles away from those sides,” the new Fleetwood Town manager said on Tuesday’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“We definitely look better defensively than the Germans.“We would expect after last night’s result that England will quality out of the group and I think the second round is quite favourable, I think we’ll get a team we should beat.“After that it will all be about momentum and positivity and that Belgium game will probably be key to that – if we go and beat Belgium and win all three group games, that feel good factor will carry them through.“I don’t want to put pressure on the boys, but let’s be positive!”Listen back to Joey Barton on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast IN FULL above! It was England’s first win in the opening game of a major tournament since they beat Paraguay in the 2006 World Cup in Germany.Elsewhere, though, the tournament’s big favourites have almost all faltered during the first round of group fixtures.Of the top teams, only France and Belgium recorded wins, while Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina all drew and Germany suffered a shock defeat to Mexico.center_img 2 Lionel Messi could not stop Argentina drawing with World Cup debutants Iceland in their opening game Joey Barton believes England could enjoy a brilliant run in this year’s World Cup, saying Gareth Southgate’s side are ‘not a million miles away’ from Brazil or Germany based on their performances in the first week.The Three Lions secured a winning start in Russia as they beat Tunisia 2-1 in Volgograd on Monday, thanks to a brace from captain Harry Kane.last_img read more

Chelsea target offered new contract, will decide future after World Cup

first_img Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly REAL DEAL 1 GOSSIP LIVING THE DREAM Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback Chelsea are now fighting hard to sign the Belgium international, particularly as the current favourite to take charge at Stamford Bridge, Maurizio Sarri, wants to work with him again.However, according to Gazzetta dello Sport, Mertens will not decide his future until after the World Cup.The 31-year-old is currently out in Russia with Belgium and he has no desire to begin talks about his club situation.Napoli, however, have been in touch with Mertens to let him know that a new contract is waiting for him upon his return.The club’s president, Aurelio De Laurentiis, wants to keep the forward and has offered him improved terms until June 2022.Crucially, the new contract would also remove Mertens’ current release clause of around £25m. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland RANKED Transfer News Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star take zlat Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Dries Mertens will decide after the World Cup whether he wants to leave Napoli for Chelsea.The forward is on the Blues’ radar after another fine season in Italy, which he finished with 18 Serie A goals and six assists. three-way race Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder heading off Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino Mertens celebrates after netting Belgium’s opener against Panama WHITE KNIGHT ‘perfect fit” IN DEMAND last_img read more