first_imgSouthland Indoor Track & Field Weekly RecapFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Drake Murphy and Sam Houston State’s Ashton Summers are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Ashton Summers, Sam Houston StateSummers won the pole vault at the Texas Tech Open with a height of 17-4.25, a mark that tops the Southland this season. This marks Murphy’s second weekly track honor of the season while Sam Houston State has now earned two straight men’s field awards. Honorable Mention: Chris Jefferson, Sam Houston State; Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana; Men’s DMR, UIW. The Lumberjacks and Bearkats both head to Houston next for the Howie Ryan Invitational on Friday while Sam Houston will also send competitors to the Don Kirby Invitational in Albuquerque this weekend. These will all be the final tune-ups for both teams before the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships in Birmingham, Ala., from Feb. 21-22.center_img Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Drake Murphy, Stephen F. AustinMurphy was the top collegiate performer in the men’s 600m race at the New Mexico Classic, finishing with a time of 1:20.06 to finish second overall in the race. He also ran a leg of the 4×400 relay, which took second at the event with a time of 3:13.17 – just behind the Southland Conference best in the event (3:12.30), set by Murphy and the relay group earlier this season. Honorable Mention: Eric Moore, Central Arkansas; Antonio Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin; Nemanja Koviljac, McNeese. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

first_imgHorse Racing ResultsTrack Condition : Dirt : GoodRace 1 1200 M (Purse $530,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2) & 6YO&UP(NW4)1. INFANTRY OFFICER AChatrie 52.02. CHANGE HIM NAME MWard4 49.0 Neck3. EL NUMERO UNO SMuir 54.0 Sh.Head4. SOUND OF MIRACLE DaneNelson 55.0 3 3/4LLate scratch : #3 MINNIFFIAWIN: $226.00PLACE: $74.00, $231.00, $173.00Final Time : 1:14.4 Splits : 23.1, 46.4, ,Winner : 5yo b mare – STORM CRAFT out of TRAIL RIDER by HESABULLTrainer : GARY,GRIFFITHS J Owner : DENNIS G WILLIAMSBred by ROGER NEWMAN, MARK & SUSAN WATESQuinella : (1,7) $957.00 Exacta : (7-1) $1,715.00Superfecta : (7-1-5-2) $5,100.00Race 2 1000 M (R) (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN CONDITION RACE1. *CLASSIK MAKIT MWard4 49.02. DANISH BROWN HPottinger4 51.0 3L3. THEGREATALLIANCE RDuhaney 54.0 9L4. BOOK OF RULES WHenry 54.0 1 1/4LDNF #6 DAINTY DOTTIE AndreePowell4 47.5Late scratch : #7 ROYAL PRIESTHOODWIN: $91.00Final Time : 1:04.3 Splits : 24.0, 49.1, ,Winner : 5yo b horse – WAR MARSHALL out of SIXTH SENSE by MAVERICKTrainer : LANCE,RICHARDS P Owner : MILLENIUM STABLESBred by OSWALD M. CLARKE & OSWALD CLARKE (JR.)Quinella : (1,3) $652.00 Exacta : (3-1) $953.00D/E : (7-3) $814.00 (7-7) $85.00Trifecta : (3-1-2) $1,127.00Race 3 1600 M (Purse $530,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. LITTLE RHEA JInnis4 48.02. GIRSHOM AndrePowell4 52.0 Sh.Head3. WHO’S BOSSY KPowell 54.0 1L4. *LUCKYBEGOOD AChatrie 53.0 1 1/4LWIN: $246.00PLACE: $84.00, $78.00, $85.00Final Time : 1:44.2 Splits : 24.2, 47.3, 1:14.0,Winner : 4yo b filly – WAR MARSHALL out of PRINCESS AKEEM by MAVERICKTrainer : RYAN,DARBY O Owner : RYAN O DARBYBred by PHILIP A. AZARQuinella : (6,8) $614.00 Exacta : (6-8) $1,997.00D/E : (3-6) $794.00Superfecta : (6-8-1-3) $3,400.00Rolling Triple : (7-3-6) $6,180.00Race 4 1000 M (R) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE -FILLIES1. FIX IT UP VNajair 52.02. *KACI WHenry 55.0 2 1/4L3. PRINCESS STATISTIC DaneNelson 55.0 Head4. FREE RANGE OWalker 55.0 1 1/4L5. I HAVE A DREAM RMitchell 54.0 3/4LDNF #5 MAMETA RCole 51.0WIN: $1843.00PLACE: $135.00, $58.00, $136.00Final Time : 1:02.2 Splits : 23.2, 47.3, ,Winner : 3yo filly – URBAN KING out of LA CHAISE byTrainer : MARKLAND,O’NEIL D Owner : O’NEIL D MARKLANDBred by ARGYLL FARMS LTD.Quinella : (8,11) $2,582.00 Exacta : (11-8) $5,264.00D/E : (6-11) $5,846.00Trifecta : (11-8-1) $7,771.00Hi-5 : (11-8-1-10-2) $200,321.00Rolling Triple : (3-6-11) $37,962.00Race 5 1000 M (S) (Purse $780,000) 3-Y-O & UP OVERNIGHT ALLOWANCE1. *SCOOP JORDYNE DDawkins4 49.02. BORDER LINE DaneNelson 54.0 1/2L3. RED FLAG JInnis4 48.0 1 3/4L4. RUM PUNCH PFrancis 52.0 5LLate scratch : #2 DANOS LA PAZWIN: $100.00Final Time : 0:58.3 Splits : 22.3, 45.2, ,Winner : 6yo b horse – BURNING MARQUE out of ONE ONE NINE by THE MEDICTrainer : PHILLIP,LEE A Owner : INTEL DIPLOBred by DAVID ECCLESTONQuinella : (3,6) $282.00 Exacta : (3-6) $553.00D/E : (11-3) $1,495.00Trifecta : (3-6-7) $299.00Rolling Triple : (6-11-3) $20,683.00SUNNYSIDE STAKESRace 6 1100 M (Purse $800,000) NB2-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT -FILLIES1. BIRD CATCHER WHenry 52.02. *GLOBAL PFrancis 54.0 1 1/2L3. POISON GAS RLunan 54.0 3L4. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 54.0 2 1/2L5. DUTCHESS URIEL JInnis4 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $174.00PLACE: $92.00, $138.00, $176.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 23.0, 46.2, ,Winner : 2yo filly – BURNING MARQUE out of BYE BYE BIRDIE byTrainer : FITZROY,GLISPIE Owner : FITZROY GLISPIEBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Quinella : (2,3) $225.00 Exacta : (3-2) $689.00D/E : (3-3) $363.00Trifecta : (3-2-6) $1,724.00Hi-5 : (3-2-6-11-4) $14,662.00Rolling Triple : (11-3-3) $10,405.00Race 7 1100 M (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)-NOT EARNED $120,0 SINCE AUG.131. *POWER OF THE CAT MWard4 48.02. TIMEFORACAT LSteadman3 52.5 Head3. FASTANDFLASHY WHenry 50.5 1/2L4. *ALDEBARAN JErwin 55.0 Neck5. EXCLUSIVE PRINCE DDawkins4 49.0 2L6. RULES OF THE CAT AChatrie 51.5 2 1/4LLate scratch : #5 HERECOMESTROUBLE, #10 SACHINWIN: $164.00PLACE: $95.00, $188.00, $260.00Final Time : 1:09.2 Splits : 23.4, 48.0, ,Winner : 3yo b colt – TRADITIONAL out of RUSSIAN ACTRESS by ABSENT RUSSIANTrainer : CARL,ANDERSON D Owner : CARL D ANDERSONBred by CARL D. ANDERSONQuinella : (3,14) $1,019.00 Exacta : (14-3) $1,745.00D/E : (3-14) $1,133.00 (3-10) $325.00Trifecta : (14-3-2) $2,461.00Hit-6 : (14-3-2-12-6-) $99,645.00Rolling Triple : (3-3-14) $1,948.00Super-6 : (7-6-11-3-3-14) $1,149,713.50 (6 OF 6)JOSEPH ARMOND MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 8 1820 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-RESTRICTED ALL.II1. CAMOUFLAGE PFrancis 53.02. SIR BIGGS LSteadman3 52.0 1/2L3. *ABBEY ROAD DaneNelson 53.5 3 1/4L4. SHINE AndrePowell4 51.0 1 1/2LWIN: $201.00PLACE: $56.00, $66.00, $53.00Final Time : 1:59.2 Splits : 26.3, 21.1, 1:15.4, 1:43.4Winner : 3yo ch colt – LEGAL PROCESS out of PEACE BY PEACE by ALISIOSTrainer : DELROY,SPENCER Owner : DELROY SPENCERBred by BACCAS, IMRAAN ALLIEQuinella : (2,5) $1,229.00 Exacta : (5-2) $1,797.00D/E : (14-5) $1,809.00Superfecta : (5-2-8-4) $5,436.00Rolling Triple : (3-14-5) $8,457.00Race 9 1000 M (S) (Purse $500,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($180,0)/NB6YO&UP(NW3)1. BATTLE SONG AChatrie 55.02. EUSEBIA RHalledeen 55.0 1/2L3. *WAR CHIP JErwin 55.0 Neck4. NUH VEX OFoster 57.0 2 3/4L5. MAGIC CITY RLahoe 55.0 1 1/2LWIN: $701.00PLACE: $174.00, $72.00, $100.00Final Time : 1:00.3 Splits : 23.0, 46.1, ,Winner : 4yo b filly – OUTRIGGER out of SAILING by SAILOR’S WARNINGTrainer : VICTOR,WILLIAMS G Owner : ANDRE S ADAMSBred by PERCY TOMLINSONQuinella : (4,10) $3,407.00 Exacta : (4-10) $5,979.00D/E : (5-4) $2,748.00Trifecta : (4-10-6) $3,666.00Hi-5 : (4-10-6-11-8) $27,156.00Rolling Triple : (14-5-4) $24,116.00Pick-4 : (3-14-5-4) $76,684.00 (4 OF 4)Super-6 : (11-3-3-14-5-4) $14,055.60 (5 OF 6) Carry-over : $969,837.37Pick-9 : (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $34,131.50 (7 OF 9) (7-7-6-11-3-3-14-5-4) $667.50 (6 OF 9) Carry-over : $4,272,888.06PlacePot 8 : (1,7-6,8-8,11-3,6-2,3-3,14-2,5-4,10) $329,074.00 (8 OF 8)last_img read more

first_imgIt seems like 2016 was so full of fairytale achievements in sport, we should just leave all their rules alone and be glad for the opportunity to witness history. This year, however, there is a chance to set some things right with several of our favourite sporting disciplines, helping them provide us with even more comfort and joy in years to come.World Cup FootballEarth to FIFA: the colonies and outer reaches of the planet have heard of football and are playing at a very high level. Simply put, too many European teams (UEFA – 13 places) are given a berth to the World Cup. First developed in Europe, the sport claims a kind of colonial or territorial privilege in comparison to other regions, allowing only paltry numbers from the huge population centres represented by CAF (Africa – 5 places); CONCACAF (North America, Central American and the Caribbean – 3-1/2 places) and CONMEBOL (South America – 4-1/2 places).The tournament still looks like a European championship with a few guest competitors sprinkled in from the other continents.SOLUTION: Come up with a better way of evaluating federation teams, give each the spots they deserve and delete them from Europe, which should end up with a final tally of 8-10 after their teams duke it out with each other in an honest manner. Preliminary rounds at the finals will be instantly more exciting and spare us those Slovenia vs Slovakia snooze fests (with apologies to the two nations).Table TennisIn its less-than-infinite wisdom, the International Table Tennis Federation decreed in 2001 that the century-old game of 21 points over three sets should now have a basis of five sets lasting 11 points each. Fewer points, went the logic, would create more drama (read: anxiety among athletes), making matches appear tighter and more competitive. But this drastic change caused two problems. By changing service rotation from five to two serves, players have no time to build a groove with their serve since they now must hand over the ball after two – hardly enough time to use it to build a rhythm or a streak. Serving is not irrelevant in the new regime; it’s just not as crucial as shot making. Once a magical part of the game, the serve has become more perfunctory, and top players seem to just want to get it over with and get into the meat of the rally.SOLUTION: Lengthen the game to 15 points a set with three serves each before a changeover. A player would be able to both probe and create setups with his serve or serve poorly and have it attacked directly if it’s guileless. Either way, if you want drama, this is a much better compromise than cutting a sport in half.Track and FieldIn 2003, the IAAF ruled that it would tolerate a first false start in track events, then eject whosoever ‘jumped the gun’ in less than 0.10 on subsequent starts. The change led to a new problem: an athlete could commit the initial false start, later causing fast-starting rivals to freeze and lose their advantage at the gun. So in 2010, the ruling body for the sport changed the law to the current ‘death penalty’ situation in which every false starter is ejected. The thinking was that false starts waste precious television time while sponsors’ wares wait for their chance to dance across our screens.SOLUTION: Charge the first false start as a warning to the whole field. For any second false start, regardless of which athlete was charged, eject the offender and the original false starter (if different athletes). In this way, the initial transgressor has no chance of an unfair advantage by remaining in the race and making people twitchy.While they are at it, the IAAF should change the pressure settings on the blocks for women’s events. Apparently, women don’s false start as much on average because they exert less pressure on the apparatus. But if they can be assumed to be just as nervous, inexperienced or tricky as men, but not as strong on average, then the change should result in similar false-start averages. Just saying.fix laneAnd finally, let’s fix lane identification. At the start of a race, competitors are expected to wear an adhesive lane number stuck to the outer thigh. That’s the little white piece of material you see fluttering all over the track as soon as athletes leave the blocks. Some don’t even bother putting the number on, but those who do, work hard to peel off the backing with their fingers, nails or teeth, and persevere, since the decals are actually meant to help officials identify everyone in a photo finish.SOLUTION: Before a flying lane number puts somebody’s eye out as runners go down the track, try preprinting them on rolls of kinesio tape in perforated rolls numbered 1-9 and higher, then affix as required. Using henna or permanent markers would work too, but my money’s on the more modern, high-tech kinesio tape, the stuff everyone has stuck to their bodies anyway. After all, it’s 2017.Michael A. Grant is a communications consultant and author of several books, including ‘The Power & The Glory: Jamaica in World Athletics from WWII to the Diamond League Era’ (with Hubert Lawrence and Bryan Cummings); he is also an adjunct senior lecturer at UWI.last_img read more

first_imgOver the last few days rumours have emerged that Liverpool have wrapped up the signing of James Milner for free.The player’s Man City contract expires in the summer and he has been linked with a move away from the Etihad where he has won the FA Cup, League Cup and two Premier League titles.Milner was reportedly considering a move abroad as he looks for regular first team starts in his favoured central midfield role, with Milan, Roma and Inter, managed by his former boss Roberto Mancini, interested.However, the Reds appear to have got to the 29-year-old first, a move that has pleased some Liverpool fans on Twitter and upset one Man United supporter, who feels Milner would be an ideal signing for Louis van Gaal’s side. 1 It is rumoured Liverpool have snapped up Man City midfielder James Milner for free last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champFortunately that is changing … slowly. On Wednesday the Los Angeles City Council approved a plan to expand agreements with the LAUSD to keep schools open for the public on nights and weekends. Under the proposal, a master joint-use agreement will be developed, and the school board is set to take up a similar proposal soon. But the progress is only incremental. Currently the city and school district operate just 30 joint-use sites, and the new plan would create only 17 more. Given the size of the LAUSD and the enormity of its real-estate portfolio, that’s barely a drop in the bucket. Still, a small start is a start. City and school officials must keep working to make L.A.’s resources available to all Angelenos. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Slowly – way too slowly – but surely, Los Angeles city and school leaders are inching toward a common-sense plan that would benefit communities immeasurably: After hours, when schools aren’t being used for instruction, they would be open for countless other uses. Imagine: Playgrounds could be parks. Classrooms could be community meeting rooms. Arts and athletic facilities could enrich cultural and fitness opportunities for everyone. This is, by the way, not just fantasy, but what the Los Angeles Unified School District promised voters when we approved billions of dollars in school bonds over recent years. The new campuses, we were told, would be hubs for community life. But bureaucracy has a way of interfering with common sense. District and city officials have squabbled over liability, operation and maintenance costs. Never mind that the people paying the costs – L.A. taxpayers – are the same, regardless of whether the bill goes through the LAUSD or City Hall. last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Locomotives won’t be allowed to idle longer than 30 minutes under rules adopted Friday by the region’s smog-fighting agency, a move that could trigger a showdown between local regulators and the railroads. “San Bernardino County is the worst polluted area in our purview. I’m sure by the close of business Monday we’ll have a lawsuit on these two rules,” said Chino Mayor Dennis Yates, who sits on the South Coast Air Quality Management District board in Diamond Bar. Yates joined a unanimous vote to require locomotives to shut down if they idle longer than 30 minutes and force railroads to keep records of all periods of idling that exceed that length. The rules are meant to cut down on pollution from the massive diesel engines at rail yards throughout Southern California, including Union Pacific’s Colton yard, and BNSF Railway’s yard in San Bernardino. Officials estimate that eliminating unnecessary idling by the hundreds of locomotives in the region each year will cut 23 tons of fine particles from the air, particles that have proven to be the most deadly form of air pollution. It would also reduce the annual pollution of oxides of nitrogen by 493 tons. Railroads oppose the rules because they’re stricter than requirements in a widely criticized agreement that Union Pacific and BNSF struck with the state Air Resources Board in June 2005. Environmentalists and AQMD officials have staunchly opposed that agreement, arguing it was negotiated in secret without public input, and that it’s not enforceable. The deal also contains a “poison pill” provision, meaning if any local air district enacts rules tougher than those in the agreement, the railroads can step away from it. The railroads and state officials have argued the agreement is the best way to slash deadly pollution quickly because both sides are cooperating. The deal with the state requires locomotives to restrict idling that runs longer than 60 minutes, and has much broader exceptions than the AQMD rules. “The requirements duplicate and contradict those in the June (agreement),” said LaDonna DiCamillo, representing BNSF and the Association of American Railroads. She couldn’t say after the meeting if the railroads will go to court to challenge the new rules. The railroads are committed to a strict program of cutting down on unnecessary idling, Railroads association spokesman Kirk Marckwald, said by telephone from San Francisco. All new locomotives are equipped with anti-idling, or automatic shutdown, features, and there should be more than 200 of those new locomotives in the state by the end of the year, he said. The railroads will continue to comply with the state agreement and would not use the AQMD decision as an excuse to bail out of the deal, Marckwald said. State officials said the AQMD rules don’t necessarily conflict with the agreement. “The railroads can comply or they can contest the rules,” said Karen Caesar, a spokeswoman for the Air Resources Board. The state board last week rejected a proposal to cancel the agreement, despite pressure from AQMD officials, environmentalists and community groups. Rachel Lopez of Mira Loma in Riverside County, told the board Friday, “Our community is inundated by air pollution.” Friday’s hearing included emotional testimony from residents of the city of Commerce, who said they have seen numerous friends die of lung and throat cancer. “A lot of seniors already have breathing problems. We don’t need more pollution,” said 68-year-old Commerce resident Anna Arriola. (909) 386-3856last_img read more

first_img A spokesman for Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said people tried to leave the area but police directed them into the underground parking garage across the street. There, police distributed water and gave regular updates. “Everybody was in a fine mood; everybody was calm,” said an official, Kyle Downey. “Everybody’s been up here for a few years now. What does panic get you, anyway?” In addition to Sessions, Gregg and Thune, senators in the garage included Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., Gordon Smith, R-Ore., Richard Burr, R-N.C., Larry Craig, R-Idaho, Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., and Christopher Dodd, D-Conn. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said that the alert was prompted by a single sensor and that no suspicious chemicals were found. “Everybody is safe. This was a false alarm,” Frist, a surgeon, said shortly after the all-clear. “I’m sure tomorrow there will be a lot of questions about whether we had to be quarantined, and the answer to that is yes.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “People in the building followed the directions promptly,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., one of those in the garage. “There was no panic, no running, no upset or anything like that.” Police said nobody evacuated to the garage showed any signs, such as a runny nose, of exposure to a nerve agent. Schneider did not immediately know what triggered the alarm, but said it could have been something as innocuous as a cleaning substance. “One of the alarm systems that tests air quality went off with a positive reading, and then it went off again with a positive reading, so I guess they thought it was serious enough that they had to take very aggressive action,” said Sen. Judd Gregg, R-N.H., another of the senators evacuated from the building. Gregg said everyone was eager to go home but understood the need for the delay. “I started out flying in Air Force One and ended up in the garage with 200 of my closest friends,” he said. Earlier in the day, Gregg had accompanied President George W. Bush on a brief visit to New Hampshire. WASHINGTON – At least nine senators were among 200 people herded into a Capitol parking garage Wednesday night after a security sensor indicated the presence of a nerve agent in their office building. Later tests proved negative. “Test results have been cleared, and all test results are negative, so that’s very good news,” said Capitol Police Sgt. Kimberly Schneider. The all-clear came three hours after an air-monitoring sensor indicated a suspicious substance in the attic of the Russell Senate Office Building. It initially tested positive as a nerve agent. Lawmakers, aides and other personnel were evacuated to the West Legislative Garage shortly after 6:45 p.m. EST as police conducted several other tests before concluding that it was a false alarm. last_img read more

first_imgSocial media giant Facebook has refused to name a person making claims about a Donegal waste company allegedly involved in illegal dumping.A barrister told Falcarragh District Court yesterday he was seeking to find out the identity of a person claiming it could help his case.Barrister Oisin Clarke is defending Ferry’s Refuse which is facing 12 charges of breaching waste management laws between May, 2010 and June 2011 in Falcarragh. Mr Clarke said he believes the identity of the Facebook operator could help the case against his client Jim Ferry – one of Donegal’s biggest waste operators.He told Judge Paul Kelly he had written to Facebook seeking the IP address of the unknown person behind the page but had been told Facebook would only do this if they received a court order.However criminal courts could not issue such orders, said Mr Clarke.Judge Kelly asked what the relevance of the Facebook page was to the cases before the court.“We are concerned that there may be an ulterior motive or a more sinister reason behind this. This page appeared at the same time as the alleged offences making comments about Mr Ferry and Mr Ferry’s business,” the barrister responded.Mr Clarke insisted that his client believed the Facebook page was relevant to the case and failure to identify the person responsible could deny the right of his client to a fair trial.“It appears the court does not have jurisdiction (to order Facebook to release the information). We have tried two separate avenues and both have been closed down,” said Mr Clarke.“In a previous case in 2009 where a third party order was made in the courts, the Supreme Court ruled this was not allowed, so we are left with no means of ordering Facebook to deal with this.”Patrick McMullin, a solicitor representing Donegal County Council which is bringing the case against Mr Ferry, argued the Facebook claim had no relevance to the case.Mr McMullin told the judge: “It’s going away into the Neverland. It seems to be another matter being used to delay matters here. It is not a tenable proposition.”Judge Kelly said he would consider the arguments but warned: “I haven’t heard anything that would suggest that proceeding with the trial would be unfair.“I’m still struggling to work out how it’s going to affect the trial of this case. It sounds a bit tenuous from where I’m sitting but I will certainly consider it.Ferry is also facing a number of other charges relating to alleged illegal dumping in Raphoe.Judge Kelly adjourned the case until next month and said he would set a date for the trial.FACEBOOK REFUSES TO NAME PERSON AT CENTRE OF FERRY’S DUMPING CASE was last modified: March 21st, 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:FacebookFalcarragh District Courtferry’s refuselast_img read more

first_imgSenior League Division 2Naomh Muire 1-11 v Malin 2-08 Malin got off to the best possible start in the Banks with a goal and a point in the opening four minutes. Naomh Muire, keen to get off their foot of the table position, clawed back the deficit with 3 points from Shaun ‘the yank’ Boyle , 2 points from Harry Harden and a point each from Jack O’Brien and Daniel Devlin to leave the half time score Naomh Muire 0-07 v Malin 1-04.Naomh Muire had the better of the play in the second half but were more wasteful when opportunities to put the game beyond Malin’s reach , were presented. The home side played some impressive direct football but in a tight tie, missed chances eventually cost them both points.Naomh Muire led by three points with 12 minutes remaining but a Malin goal brought the Inishowen men back into a game they looked like losing. Malin then went an point ahead before a Darragh White free equalised and gave Naomh Muire a share of the points in a game they let slip.Brendan Mc Laughlin with a score of 0-5 was an constant threat in the Malin attack and for the home side Jack Boyle at 18 years of age was a impressive half back sweeping up possession and driving forward at every chance. Naomh Muire team and scorers – Lee Boyle, Robbie O’Donnell, Adi O Gara , Sean P Gallagher, Cian Boyle, Brian Gillespie, Jack Boyle (0-01), Adam O Brien, Jack O Brien (0-01), Daniel Devlin, Padraig Mc Cafferty, Harry Harden (0-03), Owenie Mc Garvey, Patrick Gillespie (1-0), Shaun ‘Yank’ Boyle (0-04)Subs – Dara White (0-02)GAA NEWS: NAOMH MUIRE HELD AT HOME BY SPIRITED MALIN SIDE was last modified: May 30th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAANAOMH MUIRESportlast_img read more

first_imgA large team of local volunteers turned out to clear rubbish from the old railway line between the former Dunfanaghy and Falcarragh station sites, in advance of the Coastal Cancer Challenge.This race which will take place on Saturday next the 21st of July will see competitors complete a 12km cross country run, 2 km sea kayak, a mountain hike of 3km, two cycling stints of 17 and 24km.Proceeds raised from this event will be going towards Relay for Life Donegal – Irish Cancer Society, Action Breast Cancer – Irish Cancer Society, Donegal Hospice and Letterkenny Rugby Club. The Coastal Cancer Challenge will take in some of the most amazing scenery in Ireland on its circuit around Northwest Donegal. One of the cycle sections will run along the old Lough Swilly Railway that was part of the clean up on Saturday.The railway line was a vital mode of transportation for a half a century with regular services between Letterkenny and Burtonport running from 1903 to 1953. It connected the coastal areas of Northwest Donegal with the extensive rail network throughout Ireland at the time, before the advent of better roads.Although the steel of the rails and bridges have long since been scrapped the lines remain largely intact and passable on foot. Community groups have begun to reclaim parts of the line. Hopefully the future will see these areas extended and linked to create an amazing local amenity and superb tourist attraction.Unfortunately some parts of the line, such as the stretch between Falcarragh and Dunfanaghy, have been used for the fly tipping of domestic waste creating an ugly eyesore for passers-by. The gathering and disposal of this rubbish is to be greatly welcomed with much thanks to all those involved. In addition to the army of volunteers gathered the garbage on the day, the clean up was supported by Donegal County Council who provided refuse sacks, litter pickers, and a lorry to haul rubbish away.Michael McGarvey, who if from Falcarragh and is a Senior Engineer with the Council was on hand to coordinate the work. Some local businesses also generously supported the enterprise with Muckish Sand & Gravel providing a JCB to lift and tip the waste, and Ferry’s Refuse supplying a skip for disposal.For More Information on the Coastal Cancer Challenge go to  VOLUNTEERS FILL FOUR TRUCKS IN COASTAL CANCER CHALLENGE CLEAN-UP was last modified: July 15th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clean-upCOASTAL CANCER CHALLENGElast_img read more