Kings enjoy blowout win over Magic to stop 4-game skid

first_imgAnthony Davis explodes with 36 points, 13 boards as Pelicans rout Grizzlies Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Getting a little swagger back after blowing fourth-quarter leads in all four of those defeats, the Kings went ahead by double digits in a dominant second period and led by 28 entering the fourth.“We’ve given a few games away, so it’s good to come out and control the whole way,” Fox said. “It’s great to have a game like this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissPlaying in their somewhat frenetic offensive style, the Kings were running at every opportunity, especially early when they established the tempo. They outscored the Magic 24-12 in fast-break points and were even more dominant in the paint, owning a 64-24 edge.“The ball was moving and everyone was sharing it,” said Buddy Hield, who had 13 points. “The ball has been really moving lately, even in the games we lost. When we are moving the ball well it’s really hard to stop us.” LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ UP NEXTMagic: Conclude their six-game road trip Wednesday against Utah.Kings: Play at Phoenix on Tuesday in the second game of a back-to-back.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 View comments Behind a strong effort from their bench, the Kings opened the second quarter on a 20-2 run. Fox had 11 points, helping Sacramento take a 58-42 lead into halftime.Orlando shot under 37 percent, committed 16 turnovers and was outscored 29-17 in the decisive second quarter.“We just struggled to score. We have to find a way to where we have enough shooting on the floor all the time to create spacing. It’s a problem,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “There’s not a lot of room with some of the lineups out there for anybody to have a place to go. It makes it hard.”BAGLEY IS BACKAfter missing 11 games with a knee injury, Sacramento rookie Marvin Bagley III had eight points and six rebounds in 20 minutes.Prior to the injury, Bagley had stepped up his play and was a key figure off the bench. He entered averaging 12.7 points and 6.1 rebounds per game.“(The knee) feels great. After a couple of times down the court I got a little tired,” Bagley said. “But as the game went on I felt a lot like I did before I was hurt. It will take some time, a game or two to get back in the flow of things.”TIP-INSMagic: Shot a dismal 12 of 39 (31 percent) in the opening half. … Vucevic had his 27th double-double this season. … Aaron Gordon shot 3 of 13 and had 10 points.Kings: Had a 13-27 record last year after 40 games. This season, Sacramento is 20-20. … Starting guard Iman Shumpert missed his second straight game with an injured right index finger. … The bench produced 48 points. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Orlando Magic forward Jonathon Simmons (17) defends against Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox (5) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Monday, Jan. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Randall Benton)SACRAMENTO, California— After four excruciating losses, the Sacramento Kings savored a rare blowout victory Monday night.De’Aaron Fox had 20 points and the Kings snapped a four-game skid with a 111-95 win over the Orlando Magic.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Bogdan Bogdanovic had 15 points and seven assists for the Kings, and his 32 minutes marked the most by any starter. Willie Cauley-Stein added 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Justin Jackson also had 11 points.Terrence Ross hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 points and Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and 13 rebounds for Orlando, which has dropped three straight and eight of 11. Evan Fournier hit four 3s and scored 15 points.“It’s a tough situation for us and it’s disappointing the way we’ve been playing,” Vucevic said. “We have to keep working and find a way to turn things around.”The speedy Fox shot 9 of 14 and directed the Kings’ offense with precision, committing only one of Sacramento’s nine turnovers. He exited late in the third quarter and never returned, playing 22 minutes.An Orlando turnover led to an acrobatic fast-break dunk by Fox, putting the Kings ahead by 25 late in the third quarter. They led 90-62 after three.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Oil spill clean-up company launched in Guyana

first_imgPresident David Granger on Friday commissioned Guyana’s first oil spill response operation service at the Gaico Wharf at Nismes, West Bank Demerara.Gaico Oil Spill Response Operation Services, which was coined by Komal Singh, is set up as a pre-emptive measure against probable spillage once production commence in the future.A Gaico employee demonstrating how the oil spill machine is operatedPresident Granger commended Singh for his “forward” thinking and initiative while stating that by casting his sight on Guyana’s emerging petroleum sector he has positioned himself, and moreover the company for ground-breaking incomes.He stated that foresight and economic entrepreneurship will harness significant benefits and so Guyana should prepare itself for new economic sectors. He indicated that while Government is confident that the production of petroleum will create new opportunities, it will not end Guyana’s economic challenges: “We cannot therefore fold our arms and wait for the anticipated bonanza; we must create a balanced and diversified economy.” Thus, he posited that an “entrepreneurship culture” will allow Guyana to develop world class products and services within its green economy and enable it to be more resilient and less susceptible to economic shocks.He explained that over the past century Guyana has been on the receiving end of such shocks because of its over-reliance on bauxite, fish, gold, silver and timber; and it is time to delve into free enterprise.However, he did indicate that environment where entrepreneurship is fostered would require developed infrastructure, access to cheap electricity, innovation, and investments will advance the economy.The Gaico company began in 1991 with Singh working on small construction projects in Region Three. Singh stated that he had noticed that there are a number of near misses of oil spills and decided to pursue the avenue of preparing for one in Guyana. He said that the company has since invested in a supply boat to work alongside rigs and supply them with fuel and cargo, while preparing for any occurrence of an oil spill.“Should there be a spill anywhere we can respond within 24 hours,” he said, adding that the company is in the process of putting together documents to gain approval for an oil spill facility which will collect the contaminated soil and process it.He stated that he had recognised that Guyana was not prepared for any oil spills, thus “Guyana can rest assure that there is a company here today that will invest in to protect our land, our coastline, our birds, our mangroves, and all Guyana.”On the other hand, Singh indicated that Guyana should not allow oil and gas to be a replacement of the country’s GDP but a plus to it while it strives to continue to develop its existing sectors. He said this outlook will create a sustainable economy because “come ten years from now when oil and gas finishes our economy will still have a base that can sustain itself.” He also stated the country should not be distracted by the expected revenue oil production would bring.Oil and gas groupingChairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Eddie Boyer stated that while he is pleased with the establishment of the public procurement commission, he is also extremely elated that local companies are not waiting for the production of oil but are taking initiatives to create businesses around the sector.He stated that there is need for new entrepreneurs to meet the demand in oil production and so the PSC will be forming an oil and gas grouping, which will address matters relating to growth and development of the petroleum sector: “We will be ready when the industry begins its rapid growth.”Recently, ExxonMobil discovered that the second exploration well in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana has a recoverable resource of between 800 million and 1.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels. The wells are located in the Stabroek block which is approximately 120 miles (193 kilometres) offshore. It is predicted that production might begin in another five to seven years.last_img read more

Limacol knockout tournament kicks off tomorrow

first_imgThe third installment of the Limacol powered Knockout football tournament will get underway tomorrow evening with three exciting encounters scheduled for the Georgetown Football Club (GFC) ground. The Limacol Knockout Football tournament is a joint venture with the Petra Organization which strives to implement tournaments at all levels. The knockout tournament gives teams who are not apart if the elite league a chance to showcase their skills. As such, the twelve teams that are participating this year have been divided into three groups.Group A will feature four teams namely: Guyana Police Force, Pele Football Club, Northern Rangers and Mahaica Determinators. Group B will consist of Campton, Georgetown Football Club, Riddim Squad, Buxton Stars and the Group C will have Santos, Pouderoyen, Grove Hi Tec and Beacons Football Club competing before they advance to the semis.In 2017, the Western Tigers came out on top of the final encounter against the Guyana Police Force 1-0 to take home the winners loot. This time around, the twelve teams will be competing for a grand prize of $600,000 whilst the runner up will have to settle for $300,000. Third and fourth places will receive $150,000 and $100,000 respectively. Each prize is expected to be accompanied by a trophy.Tomorrow’s Fixtures:17:30h : Pele Football Club vs Northern Rangers19:30h : Camptown vs Buxton Stars21:30h : Police vs Mahaica Determinatorslast_img read more

Second Woodlot License in Peace River Region

first_imgMinister of Agriculture and Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm, says, “This new woodlot is an important step as we look for ways to enhance the timber supply, protect jobs and enhance community involvement in managing our local forest resources.”The new licence is expected to generate new job opportunities across the region.The deadline for submissions in March 31st.- Advertisement -Applications and details are available by clicking hereIn February, the Province announced it was accepting bids on the 1,118-hectare woodlot W2098, which is northwest of Dawson Creek.The initial allowable annual cut on the woodlot is 1,763 cubic metres. Deadline for submissions was March 5, 2014.Advertisement Woodlot licences are small, area-based tenures that combine private land with up to 800 hectares of Crown land on the Coast and 1,200 hectares of Crown land in the Interior.The Province’s 860 woodlots generate local jobs in planning, harvesting, road construction and maintenance, reforestation, silviculture and small-scale timber processing.last_img read more

Saving the LAUSD

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventThat’s how the vision of a council of mayors, which gives a voice to the other cities served by the LAUSD, came into being. Cocky and charismatic, Villaraigosa is certain he can gain the other mayors’ backing for his plan for state legislation to give a single person authority to streamline the LAUSD’s bloated and ineffective bureaucracy, hold administrators and teachers accountable, and empower parents and communities to play an important role in school reform. There’s a better way – breaking up the nation’s second-largest school district into manageable pieces – but Villaraigosa has shunned that approach. The truth is that breakup of the district will never go anywhere until this mayoral-control debate is played out. The fact that he’s pushing debate forward gives the district its best chance at survival. The supporters of the district – the administration, the school board and the teachers union – have offered nothing substantial to counter Villaraigosa’s challenge. The mayor proposes reform, and they respond with the status quo dressed up with the language of reform but without substance. Indeed, they have offered nothing except symbolic reform in the past 25 years, despite the overwhelming desire by the public for better schools. This is evident in the fact that voters have voted four times for better schools, coughing up $19 billion in local and state tax dollars to rebuild LAUSD schools. What voters expect is not just pretty buildings. They want state-of-the-art education and an effective curriculum. They want to see excellence in the classrooms, not just in the building process. And they want it soon, not in incremental reforms that may or may not come to fruition by the time the just-born generation finally gets to high school. The public wants a change in the culture of the LAUSD, to see teachers and principals energized and creative, rewarded for success and held accountable for failure. Villaraigosa might not have all the answers, and he’s going to have a tough time selling his plan. But he’s put the first genuine pieces of reform on the table and moved the debate forward.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! In last night’s State of the City speech, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa finally offered some details of his plan to reform Los Angeles public schools, setting the stage for a showdown with the failed education establishment. And while he is no longer touting it as “mayoral control,” his plan looks an awful lot like mayoral control. He wants to strip the school board of most of its power and create a council of mayors – with him as the controlling partner at the top – which would appoint an education czar and hold him or her accountable. Still, the setup is fundamentally different from Villaraigosa’s initial idea of having the mayor of Los Angeles appoint the school board. He scrapped that plan because it almost certainly was illegal for the mayor of L.A. to trample on the interests of all the smaller cities that make up the LAUSD without them having a say in how their schools are run. last_img read more

INJURIES BOARD IN BID TO STOP COMPENSATION TO PAL OF DRINK DRIVER WHO KILLED DONEGAL TEACHER

first_imgThe late Roisin and her husband Stephen.THE organisation which pays compensation to victims of uninsured drivers is to trying to prevent payment to the friend of a drink driver who killed a Donegal schoolteacher.Michael Tevlin had been awarded €660,000 for a brain injury suffered in the car crash which left pregnant Fanad woman Roisin Connolly dead. The High Court however has almost halved that payment by saying 35-year-old Tevlin was 45 per cent negligent by getting into a car driven by a man with whom he had been on a drinking spree.He had also not been wearing a seatbelt.n.Mr Justice Kevin Cross ruled the plasterer is entitled to a declaration against the Motor Insurers Bureau of Ireland (MIBI), which compensates victims of uninsured drivers, only up to a limit of €364,000 after he was injured in the crash which was described by the judge as “truly horrific.”However the MIBI says it will take the case to the Court of Appeal.Mr Tevlin says he has no memory of the accident when the car veered across a road as the driver – who he had been drinking with earlier – attempted to overtake on the Carrickmacross Bypass, Co Monahgan, on December 27, 2010.The driver, Kevin McArdle, who was later jailed for dangerous driving, ploughed in to a car driven by Stephen Connolly whose 39-year old pregnant wife, Roisin was killed.Two 27-year old men, who were also passengers in McArdle’s car, died in the accident.Mr Tevlin from Lisankisky, Kingscourt, Co Cavan sued Mr McArdle, Longfield, Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan and the MIBI, as a result of the injuries he received in the accident.Mr Tevlin and Mr McArdle, Mr Justice Cross said, went on what has been “rightly described as a drinking spree” around various licenses premises in Cavan , Louth and Meath.Between 9.30am and 6pm, Mr Tevlin consumed twelve pints of beer and four half measures of spirits and McArdle had ten and a half pints of beer and five half measures of spirits.Mr Justice Cross said it it was contended that because Mr Tevlin allowed himself to be carried by McArdle in the car when both had clearly consumed over the legal limits of alcohol that the driver owed no duty of care to him.The judge said he could not accept that proposition.There was a considerable difference between a driver being urged on by the a passenger to speed and what was a tragic result from an enterprise that undoubtedly commenced as a “misguided exercise in post Christmas camaraderie.”The MIBI, he said, had urged that public policy should prevent an intoxicated passenger from recovering damages against an intoxicated driver.Mr Justice Cross said the negligence of the driver almost always and certainly in this case is greater than that of the passenger.Finding contributory negligence on Mr Tevlin’s part, the judge said the degree of fault on the person whose intoxication was the prime cause of the accident must be greater than the contributory negligence of Mr Tevlin who allowed himself to be carried by the intoxicated driver.The judge reduced the award by 35 per cent in relation to allowing himself to be carried and added another 10 per cent reduction for contributory negligence for not wearing a seat belt.INJURIES BOARD IN BID TO STOP COMPENSATION TO PAL OF DRINK DRIVER WHO KILLED DONEGAL TEACHER was last modified: October 7th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:car crashcompensationcourt casedonegalFanadMonaghanroisin connollylast_img read more

Libby leaves White House

first_imgWASHINGTON — The vice president’s chief of staff, I. Lewis “Scooter’ Libby Jr., was indicted Friday on charges of obstruction of justice, perjury and making false statements in the CIA leak investigation, a politically charged case that could cast a harsh light on President Bush’s push to war. Libby, 55, resigned and left the White House. Karl Rove, Bush’s closest adviser, escaped indictment Friday but remained under investigation, his legal status shadowing a White House already in trouble. The U.S. military death toll in Iraq exceeded 2,000 this week, and the president’s approval ratings are at the lowest point since he took office in 2001. Bush praised Libby’s service and said he is “presumed innocent and entitled to due process.’ The indictment said the vice president advised Libby that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA but the vice president was not the first administration official to tell him about it. At a news conference, Fitzgerald said the inquiry was substantially complete, though he added ominously, “It’s not over.’ He declined to comment about Rove’s involvement. Asked about Cheney, he said: “I’m not making allegations about anyone not charged in the indictment.’ The grand jury indictment charged Libby with one count of obstruction of justice, two of perjury and two of making false statements. If convicted on all five, he could face as much as 30 years in prison and $1.25 million in fines. Democrats suggested the indictment was just the tip of the iceberg. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said the case was “about how the Bush White House manufactured and manipulated intelligence in order to bolster its case for the war in Iraq and to discredit anyone who dared to challenge the president.’ Cheney and several other officials were mentioned by title in the 22-page indictment, but no one besides Libby was charged. Libby is considered Cheney’s alter ego, a chief architect of the war with Iraq. A trial would give the public a rare glimpse into Cheney’s influential role in the West Wing and his behind- the-scenes lobbying for war. Bush ordered U.S. troops to war in March 2003, saying Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction program posed a grave and immediate threat to the United States. No such weapons were found. After the indictment was announced, Libby submitted his resignation to White House chief of staff Andy Card. It was accepted and Libby left the grounds. Card notified Bush. Cheney issued a statement saying he had accepted Libby’s resignation “with deep regret.’ He added that Libby was entitled to a presumption of innocence in the case and praised his longtime aide as “one of the most capable and talented individuals I have ever known.’ Rove’s lawyer said he was told by special prosecutor Fitzgerald’s office that investigators would continue their probe into the Rove ‘s conduct. The lack of an indictment against Rove was a mixed outcome for the administration. It keeps in place the president’s top adviser, the architect of his political machine whose fingerprints can be found on virtually every policy that emerges from the White House. But leaving Rove in legal jeopardy keeps Bush and his team working on problems like the Iraq war, a Supreme Court vacancy and slumping poll ratings beneath a dark cloud of uncertainty. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said the indictment marked “a new low since Watergate in terms of openness and honesty in our government.’ Sen. John Kerry, who ran unsuccessfully against Bush last year, called the case “evidence of White House corruption at the very highest levels.’ Hoping to contain the damage, Republicans distanced themselves from Libby. Several welcomed his resignation. Others said the legal system should run its course. “It’s time to stop the leaks and spin and turn Washington into one big recovery meeting where people say what they mean and mean what they say,’ said Rep. Jim Ramstad, R-Minn. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R- Tenn., said through a spokesman that the Senate won’t investigate the CIA leak. The indictment alleges that Libby began digging for details about Joseph Wilson, Plame’s husband and an Iraq war critic, well before the former ambassador went public July 6, 2003, in a newspaper opinion piece with his criticism of the Bush administration’s use of faulty prewar intelligence on Iraq’s nuclear ambitions. Libby made his first inquiries about Wilson’s travel to Niger in late May 2003 a trip the government sent him on in early 2002 to check on reports that Saddam was trying to buy uranium and by June 11 Libby was informed by a CIA official that Wilson’s wife worked for the agency and might have sent him on the trip. On June 12, 2003, the indictment alleges, Libby heard directly from Cheney that Plame worked for the spy agency. “Libby was advised by the vice president of the United States that Wilson’s wife worked at the CIA in the counterproliferation division. Libby understood that the vice president had learned this information from the CIA,’ Fitzgerald said. A short time later, Libby began spreading information to reporters, starting with The New York Times’ Judith Miller on June 23. The indictment says a substantial number of people in the White House knew about Plame’s CIA status before the publication of Robert Novak’s column on July 14, 2003, including former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, who was mentioned by title and not name. Rove’s potential legal problems stem in part from the fact that he failed initially to disclose to prosecutors a conversation in which he told Time magazine reporter Matt Cooper that Plame worked for the CIA. Rove says the conversation slipped his mind. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Friday’s charges stemmed from a two-year investigation by special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald into whether Rove, Libby or any other administration officials knowingly revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame or misled investigators about their involvement. In the end, Fitzgerald accused Libby of a cover-up lying about his conversations with reporters. He was not charged with outing a spy. “Mr. Libby’s story that he was at the tail end of a chain of phone calls, passing on from one reporter what he heard from another, was not true. It was false,’ the prosecutor said. “He was at the beginning of the chain of the phone calls, the first official to disclose this information outside the government to a reporter. And he lied about it afterward, under oath, repeatedly.’ Libby’s indictment is a political embarrassment for the president, paving the way for a possible trial renewing the focus on the administration’s faulty rationale for going to war against Iraq the erroneous assertion that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction. It could also mean that Vice President Dick Cheney, who prizes secrecy, will be called upon as a witness to explain why the administration launched a campaign against Plame’s husband, diplomat Joseph Wilson, a critic of the war who questioned Bush’s assertion that Iraq had sought nuclear material. center_img 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

Women’s Tennis Drops 4-3 Decision At Missouri State

first_img 6. Phoebe Boeschen (MSU) def. Jaglarz, Mela (DU) 6-1, 6-4 Singles competition Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (6,5,1,3,2,4) 5. Lomas, Joely (DU) def. Ekaterina Donetskova (MSU) 6-2, 6-3 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The Drake University women’s tennis team dropped a 4-3 decision to Missouri State on Saturday morning at the Cooper Tennis Complex.The Bears jumped out to a 2-0 lead by taking the doubles point and then winning No. 6 singles.Freshman Joely Lomas defeated Ekaterina Donetskova 6-2, 6-3 at the No. 5 spot to put the Bulldogs on the board. MSU went up 3-1 with a win on court one, but Drake came back to tie it up 3-3 with victories on courts two and three. Sophomore Tess Herder cruised past Anelisse Torrico, 6-2, 6-0 at No. 3, while senior Maddie Johnson won her first set 7-5 then dominated the second set 6-1, to beat Miranda Poile at No. 2.The decisive match point came down to court four between DU’s Summer Brills and MSU’s Faty Khamissi. Khamissi took the first set 6-4 and Brills forced a third set with a 6-4 second set win. Brill managed to take a 5-2 lead and had multiple match points, but Khamissi battled back and won five consecutive games to win the third set 7-5.The Bulldogs will have a quick turnaround as they travel to No. 22 Wichita State on Sunday.Missouri State 4, Drake 34/9/2016 at Springfield, MO (Cooper Tennis Complex)  2. Johnson, Maddie (DU) def. Miranda Poile (MSU) 7-5, 6-1 4. Faty Khamissi (MSU) def. Brills, Summer (DU) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5 1. Ema Turudija (MSU) def. Ante, Mariel (DU) 6-1, 6-4 Doubles competition 1. Ema Turudija/Miranda Poile (MSU) def. Johnson, Maddie/Lomas, Joely (DU) 6-4center_img 2. Ante, Mariel/Herder, Tess (DU) def. Phoebe Boeschen/Anelisse Torrico (MSU) 7-6 (7-1) 3. Faty Khamissi/Abbey Belote (MSU) def. Jaglarz, Mela/Brills, Summer (DU) 7-5 3. Herder, Tess (DU) def. Anelisse Torrico (MSU) 6-2, 6-0 Match Notes Weather: Sunny, 50 degrees, winds 5 mph Drake 11-9 (1-1) Missouri State 9-10 (1-1)  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

ARE YOU READY TO GET YOUR HANDS ON YOUR DONEGAL MARATHON T-SHIRT?

first_imgDanny McDaid runs through the tape to mark the official launch of the Donegal Marathon 2014 this evening.Are you one of those who have successfully completed the NW 10K recently? Did you get the T-shirt? Whether you did or you didn’t, there’s a new T-shirt about to hit Donegal. The Donegal Marathon 2014 T-shirt will be exclusively available on Sunday, 24th August 2014!This magnificent piece of running apparel cannot be bought in any of our wonderful sports shops around the county; nor can it be purchased online.There are only two ways to earn this unique piece of clothing. One is through sweat, dedication, and the occasional blister, which will be worth every stitch and thread as you put in the graft for the ultimate running challenge of completing a full or half marathon. The other way is perhaps a little easier. Just mark the date in your calendar, get yourself registered nice and early, and walk the half Marathon. This year’s event is a little bit of history in the making as it is the first time since 1983 that the Donegal Marathon has been staged. These are exciting times and it is a testament to the incredible upsurge in the popularity of running in Donegal today.The marathon promises to be a social as well as sporting event that reaches out to everyone. The organisers are determined that the marathon can be anything that you want it to be. At the top end, there promises to be top quality competition for the various categories, while the emphasis will also be firmly on making it a fun day out for entrants and supporters alike.This is a socially inclusive sporting event and you don’t need to be a super-fit star of the athletics world to take part. You just need some motivation, enthusiasm, and a big dollop of spirit, to make the Donegal Marathon 2014 a special moment for you that will live in your heart long after the dust has settled and the times have been logged.If you are planning to do the Donegal Half-Marathon or Full Marathon, there is a special early bird option that offers the cheapest possible price with €40 for the full marathon and €25 for the half marathon, but you can only avail of this offer until the 30th June, so register now. For more information, visit www.donegalmarathon.ie and like us on facebook for details of the course, training programmes for full and half marathon, and much, much more. ARE YOU READY TO GET YOUR HANDS ON YOUR DONEGAL MARATHON T-SHIRT? was last modified: May 12th, 2014 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:DONEGAL MARATHONT-SHIRTlast_img read more

Fossil Non-Embryos Quench Cambrian Explosion Fuse

first_imgAlleged fossil animal embryos in Precambrian rock in China are not.  Last year (06/18/2006) and before, researchers found what looked like cleaved embryos in the strata under the Cambrian “explosion” layers.  Now, a paper in Nature reclassifies them as giant bacteria, not embryos.1    Some evolutionists had hoped the discovery of animal embryos would soften the explosion by pushing the origin of symmetrical body plans further back in time.  In a News and Views article in the same issue of Nature,2 Philip C. J. Donoghue (U of Bristol) termed this an “embryonic identity crisis” that deflates those hopes.  “The oldest known animal fossils, identified as eggs and embryos, had been expected to reveal secrets from a period of great evolutionary change,” he said.  “Will the latest theory about the fossils’ origins confound these hopes?”  Apparently so; he ended by admitting that evolutionists still have “overarching questions” about the timing and embryological basis of animal origins.  Finding that these structures are something less than embryos means the evolutionists are back at square one; “like all other theories about Precambrian animals, the classification of these fossils is far from resolved, even at the kingdom level.”1Bailey et al, “Evidence of giant sulphur bacteria in Neoproterozoic phosphorites,” Nature 445, 198-201 (11 January 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature05457.2Philip C. J. Donoghue, “Palaeontology: Embryonic identity crisis,” Nature 445, 155-156 (11 January 2007) | doi:10.1038/nature05520.Evolutionists have been on their own one-yard line since they took possession of the ball and got the referee to disqualify the other team.  Even with their overwhelming advantage, they have been moving one yard forward, one yard back for 146 years.  The crowds are getting restless.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more