Ryan Betz Named Oly Fed Employee of the Quarter

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Olympia Federal SavingsOlympia Federal Savings is proud to announce Ryan Betz, Marketing & Public Relations Manager, as Employee of the Quarter. Betz was chosen for this award because he always offers to help, never says no when asked, and has a passion for all he does.“Ryan’s insight, guidance and support are invaluable to achieving the organization’s goals,” Lori Drummond, president and CEO said. “Ryan truly captures and personifies the essence and spirit of Oly Fed and he articulates and communicates our values incredibly well in a variety of unique situations.”last_img

PPP launches Mash band titled “One Country, One People, One future”

first_imgThe People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) on Friday officially launched its Mash band 2019 titled “One Country, One People, One future” at Office of the Opposition Leader, Church Street.The displayed PPP/C Mash band costumesMember of Parliament, Joe Hamilton stated that his party is eager to be participating in the 2019 Mashramani celebrations slated for February 23.“Mashramani 2019 is being celebrated under the theme ‘celebrate mash 49 with victory in mind’, which speaks directly to the heavily anticipated victory of the People’s Progressive Party Civic at the next General and Regional Elections….the People’s Progressive Party is, therefore, proud [to] announce its participation on February 23, 2019, Mashramani float parade, we will be celebrating under the theme ‘One Country, One People, One Future’ which encapsulates our vision for Guyana” he posited.Hamilton added that his Party supports unity through such celebrations which will showcase the talents and creativity of the Guyanese population in the form of floats, costumes and much more.The launching event which was held at the Opposition leader’s office saw a number of the Party’s vibrant and loyal supporters proudly displaying the party-colours, in the form of well-decorated and designed t-shirts.The Opposition’s Mash band is mainly comprised of youthful volunteers who will take to the streets on February 23, and show-off their locally designed costumes.last_img read more

Power outages update

first_imgBC Hydro is saying 56 people are still without power due to the windstorm last night. The areas affected include south of Road 189 and south of upper Cache Road.Power is expected to be returned by noon today.- Advertisement –last_img

Top transfers in Europe so far: Juve, Barca, Inter and more great deals

first_img Danilo (defender): Porto to Real Madrid for £23m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Real finalised a move in April and the Brazilian has now joined the club on a six-year deal. 11 Yevhen Konoplyanka has snubbed Premier League interest to sign for Spanish club Sevilla, leaving Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk in Ukraine after his contract expired.The winger is just one of the many big names on the move around the continent, so talkSPORT has taken a look at 12 of the biggest deals completed this summer so far.DONE DEALS: TOP 10 PREMIER LEAGUE TRANSFER SO FARClick the arrow above, right, to see the players and let us know who you think have done the best business so far. 11 11 11 Sami Khedira (midfielder): Free transfer from Real Madrid to Juventus – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Man United, Chelsea and Arsenal were all linked with moves for the Germany midfielder, but he opted for Juventus as the next chapter in his career. Joao Miranda (defender): Atletico Madrid to Inter for £10.6m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – The 30-year-old had been at Atletico since 2011, winning La Liga, the Europa League and Copa del Rey with the Spanish club. Douglas Costa (midfielder): Shakhtar Donetsk to Bayern Munich for £21m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Bayern have spent a lot on the 24-year-old midfielder, who completed the deal once Brazil were eliminated from the Copa America. “He has great technical ability, a powerful left foot, he is very agile and extremely quick,” said Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer. Mario Mandzukic (striker): Atletico Madrid to Juventus for £13.6m and Paulo Dybala (striker): Palermo to Juventus for £23m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Mandzukic only joined Atletico last summer, but moves to Juventus after the departure of Carlos Tevez. The club also signed young Argentine striker Paulo Dybala from Palermo meaning they have a very dangerous attack next season given Alvaro Morata and Fernando Llorente are still there. 11 Giannelli Imbula (midfielder): Marseille to Porto for £14m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Porto have slapped a €50m release clause in Imbula’s five-year contract and given their track record in selling players on for huge profit, they may be able command that figure in a few years. The 22-year-old has already built a decent reputation as a defensive midfielder, showcasing his array of talents on a regular basis in Ligue 1 last season. Jackson Martinez (striker): Porto to Atletico Madrid for £24.8m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – With 92 goals in 136 games for Porto since joining in 2012, it seems Atletico have the perfect replacement for Mario Mandzukic. The Portuguese club announced on their website that they will receive the player’s €35m release clause, meaning the striker joins the long list of big money exports to leave Porto. Carlos Bacca (striker): Sevilla to Milan for £21m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – AC Milan have been been as equally busy as rivals Inter in the transfer market and have persuaded Carlos Bacca to join them. He scored 28 goals in all competitions last season at Sevilla, including two in the Europa League final. In addition, Shakhtar’s all-time leading goal scorer Luiz Adriano has joined in a £5.7m after spending eight years in Ukraine, while Nigel de Jong and Christian Abbiati have renewed their contracts at the San Siro. 11 11 11 11 Geoffrey Kondogbia (midfielder): Monaco to Inter for £25m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Across Europe, agents are earning their money in the transfer market and a number of deals have already happened. Here, talkSPORT looks at the biggest moves beginning with Kondogbia. Inter have been very busy so far and despite not having European football next season, convinced the athletic 22-year-old to move to Italy. Aleix Vidal: Sevilla to Barcelona for £13m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Vidal actually played in Barca’s academy alongside Jordi Alba in an U14 team, but has spent his career away from the club. Supporting Sevilla’s midfield and attack last season, Vidal helped the Spanish club win the Europa League, but will be unable to play for his new club until January 2016 due to Barca’s 14-month transfer ban imposed in April 2014 for breaking rules on signing players under the age of 18. 11 Gonzalo Castro (midfielder): Bayer Leverkusen to Borussia Dortmund for £7.8m – click the arrow above, right, to see more transfers – Castro had been with Leverkusen since the age of 12 and joins a Dortmund side who are losing Sebastian Kehl from their midfield, but have been able to tie Ilkay Gundogan down to a new deal. 11last_img read more

Who is he?

first_imgOne key question hovers over California’s governor in the wake of his Thursday State of the State speech: Who is the real Arnold Schwarzenegger? Democrats cannot be sure that just because he’s adopting a large part of their agenda – for now – that he will stick with it after the November election. And many Republicans are saying they’re not quite sure Schwarzenegger himself knows who is the genuine Arnold. “I’m not sure we’ve seen the real Arnold yet,” says Steve Frank of Simi Valley, a longtime Republican activist and campaign official who writes an arch-conservative blog. “I’m not sure he knows. It’s not that he doesn’t tell the truth. He tells the truth of the day.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson That question – whether the governor’s newly espoused ideas are for real – can make or break his November chances because it’s so closely tied to the issue of public trust that rose up to bite Schwarzenegger in his disastrous special election last fall. Is he the firmly pro-business governor who vetoed two proposals to raise the minimum wage, loudly calling them “job killers?” Or is he the governor who Thursday formally proposed a $1 an hour increase in the minimum wage? Is Schwarzenegger the fellow who balanced last year’s budget in part by upping fees for state colleges and universities enough to cost the average student an additional $4,000 over four years? Or is he the guy who vows not to raise fees any further, claiming in his speech this will “ease the burden” on college families? Is the real Arnold the governor who promised to “throw away the credit card” if voters passed two bond measures in March 2004? Or the one who Thursday advocated $68 billion over 10 years in new infrastructure bonds for freeways, bridges and other projects? Is the real Schwarzenegger the governor who made Rob Stutzman, one architect of the 2000 ballot initiative banning gay marriage, his communications director? Or is he the guy who last month installed Susan Kennedy, an open lesbian “married” in a Hawaiian ceremony, as his chief of staff? Is he the braggadocious movie star who declaimed loudly in 2003 that he’s so rich he’d never need campaign donations, or is he the unctuous politician who sets records for taking contributions? Those questions and more give voters of all ideological stripes reason to wonder as Schwarzenegger works to seem like an independent centrist. They wonder if his adopting organized labor’s pet cause of minimum-wage increases means he’s no longer the conservative who backed a ballot initiative aiming to keep labor unions from raising political money. Or if it’s all just a masquerade designed strictly to co-opt the issues of prospective re-election rivals, with him planning all the while to revert to his former self once re-elected. At the same time, many conservative Republicans who last fall spent time and money on his four failed “year of reform” ballot initiatives wonder if the guy they backed then was genuine. “You don’t gain Republican support by raising the minimum wage,” said Frank. “It’s beginning to look like we lost everything when we lost on those ballot initiatives in November – including losing the governor himself. They’re going to tell us Republicans to support the governor this fall, because the Democrat is worse. But that won’t energize the Republican base and volunteers.” So it all comes down to trust. Plainly, conservative Republicans no longer fully trust the man they helped elect. They’re still miffed he picked Kennedy, a former Davis administration official, to be his top aide, gratuitously adding that he could find no one in the GOP qualified to run his office. Then again, many Democrats he may have mollified with that choice are likely to be alienated again by his picking Steve Schmidt – now an aide to Vice President Dick Cheney – to manage his campaign. Just last week, veteran Republican consultant Dan Schnur described Schmidt as one who “goes for the jugular.” The doubts on both sides of the aisle give new importance to the near-confluence of Schwarzenegger’s dismal late-2005 approval rating – 39 percent in one poll, 32 percent in another – and the actual percentage of Republicans among the state’s registered voters (37 percent). These figures mean virtually all the governor’s current support comes from Republicans, almost none from Democrats or independents. So he must hang onto every Republican he can, because no matter what he does now, many Democrats will remember things he said about them over the last two years, “girlie men,” “losers” and all. How likely are the policy shifts Schwarzenegger outlined to win back substantial numbers of union members and public-education backers, both thoroughly alienated by his November ballot measures? Not very, based on remarks of some Democrats. “He’s two years late and a dollar short (on his minimum-wage proposal),” said Art Pulaski, chief of the California Labor Federation. Teachers and parents of schoolchildren also are unlikely to forget their tussles of the last two years with Schwarzenegger over his broken funding promises, just because he now proposes giving them part of what he pledged in 2004. “It’s like somebody taking $100 from you, then offering to give $50 back and expecting you to like it,” observed Jack O’Connell, the Democratic state schools superintendent. One thing for sure: The presence of attack-dog consultants such as Garry South and Bob Mulholland, now working for Democratic candidates Steve Westly and Phil Angelides, guarantees a flood of TV commercial reminders about Schwarzenegger’s long list of inconsistencies. Which raises doubt about how much the governor can achieve with his current squirming and shifting. Thomas D. Elias is a writer living in Southern California. Write to him by e-mail at tdelias@aol.com.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


first_imgEven during their years at Errigal College in Letterkenny it was clear that twins Nala and Naledi Shologu were no ordinary students.Naledi and Nala Shologu (left to right) at a recent NUI-Galway graduation ceremony during which they were awarded their Master’s degrees in Biomedical Science. Both young women are currently PhD candidates at the school.The girls, who moved to Ireland from South Africa as 9-year-olds, had enrolled in the school after enjoying a visit to it with other members of their primary school class at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál.By Julie Costello While at Errigal College both Nala and Naledi developed a love of science and an interest in studying the subject at university. Learning that to do this they’d need to sit their Leaving Cert in two science subjects – but that the school offered only one, Biology – they were undaunted.“We told the school what we wanted to do,” explained Naledi, “and they brought in Chemistry especially for us and provided a teacher to teach it to us. There were only five of us in the class that year.”“After that Chemistry was kept on, so a lot of students have taken it,” Nala seamlessly continued. “At the time there were only two of us asking for the course but the school added it anyway, which I think pushed us forward to loving science. At any other school they’d say, ‘There’s only two of you’, and they wouldn’t care. But at Errigal College they do care.”This Autumn Errigal College’s support for Nala and Naledi came to fruition at NUI-Galway, where both received their Master’s degrees in Biomedical Science and are currently working on cutting-edge medical research projects for their PhDs. The twins, who are now 23, completed their undergraduate degrees in Biomedical Science at Sligo IT in 2012.They spoke about their academic accomplishments during a recent visit from Galway to the family home in Old Town, where they sat side by side on a sitting room sofa, similar in their confidence and poise yet distinctive in their interests and perspectives.Nala’s research for her PhD in Medicine involves investigating ways in which human stem cells can be used for the treatment of acute lung injuries and diseases. “From secondary school I always loved science and thought I’d want to do medicine,” she said. “I never really wanted to work with patients, though, so this is perfect for me because I’m quite happy in the lab. I wasn’t quite sure what being a medical scientist would involve, but becoming one I realise it was actually the best choice.”Naledi’s research for her PhD in Biomedical Engineering is focussed on creating a three-dimensional model of a cancer cell which can be used in the testing of anti-cancer drugs. “It was either science or art for me,” she said. “I really liked my art classes, and for the CAO I chose art or science. Art is still a hobby; I love both of them. Science is actually similar to art…you have the freedom of doing anything, designing something from very little or nothing and modifying it as you go along. Creativity applies in both.”The twins’ life in Ireland began in 2001 when they arrived here with their widowed mum, Nolunga, and two sisters. The family spent eight months in a Kerry accommodation centre before being granted asylum and moving to Letterkenny. “Only God did this, I won’t take any credit!” Nolunga said of the twins’ accomplishments, which their younger sister, Ziyanda, a fourth-year student in Biomedical Science at Sligo IT who also attended Errigal College, appears to be on track to duplicate. “I was always praying for them to do the right things and very much encouraging and supporting them in everything.”In the years since arriving in Letterkenny Nolunga has herself had a number of outstanding accomplishments, including earning an Honours degree in Community Development at Letterkenny Institute of Technology and serving as Intercultural Community Development Officer at Letterkenny Community Development Project.“I love Letterkenny because it’s a really nice town that I feel very comfortable in,” she said.While she is not scientifically-inclined herself, Nolunga said, her husband, Richard, who died in 1994 when the twins were just three years old, “was very brilliant in mathematics. I’m always telling them their father’s spirit is watching them and he is very proud of them.” Also very proud of Nala and Naledi is Charlie Cannon, Acting Principal of Errigal College. The school, which operates under the patronage of Donegal ETB, is currently celebrating its one hundredth anniversary and plans to include the twins’ story in a commemorative book marking the occasion.“I’d like to congratulate them on their achievement and their continued studies,” Mr. Cannon said. “They’re one of our success stories. We knew from the word go that these students were committed and dedicated, which shows clearly in their progress. They faced challenges…it wasn’t easy for them due to the fact that they were moving to a new culture.“Anything they’ve achieved they’ve worked very hard for, but no challenge has been too big. And the support their mum has given them has been tremendous.”THE SOUTH AFRICAN TWINS WHO FOUND A CALLING FOR SCIENCE IN LETTERKENNY was last modified: January 17th, 2015 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:Charlie Cannondonegalerrigal collegeletterkennySciencelast_img read more

Around Whittier

first_imgPICO RIVERA – The Hispanic Outreach Taskforce will host a family health and safety fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Maizeland School, 7601 Cord Ave. The festival will feature entertainment, including puppet shows, face painting and live music. But the focus will be free health screenings, including mammograms and dental, diabetes and vision screenings. People are asked to bring immunization cards. For more information, call (562) 789-0550. RLS support group to hold meeting AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2DOWNEY – The Restless Legs Syndrome Support Group will hold its tri-annual meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Downey Regional Medical Center, 11500 Brookshire Ave. For more information, call (562) 944-9402. Make a koi kite at kids’ museum LA HABRA – Kids can learn to make Japanese koi kites, using tissue and sequins, at a workshop from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Family Art Center at the Children’s Museum at La Habra, 301 S. Euclid St. General admission is $5; children age 2 and younger are free. For more information, call (562) 905-9793. La Leche League meeting is June 13 WHITTIER – Expectant and new mothers can learn more about breast-feeding at the La Leche League of Whittier’s meeting at 9:45 a.m. June 13 at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 11345 S. Miller Road. Meeting discussion will include the latest medical research. For more information, call (562) 946-1294, or visit www.geocities.com/LLLWhittierCA. Hospital in urgent need of blood WHITTIER – Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital urges residents to donate blood. Insufficient blood supplies could cause postponement of surgeries and create added dangers in emergencies. Donors must be at least 18years old; 17-year-olds may donate with parental permission. Blood donations can be made at the PIH Donor Center, 12401 Washington Blvd. Hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays and from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Appointments are encouraged. To make appointments, call (562) 698-0811, Ext. 2872. Parenting support group to meet SANTA FE SPRINGS – Grandparents As Parents, which serves the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising children, holds a weekly support group at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the Kinship Resource Center, 9834 Norwalk Blvd. Registration is not required to attend the meetings. For more information, call Barbara Wasson at (562)921-7554. MASH meeting set for Thursday WEST WHITTIER – Help make a positive influence on the living conditions in your neighborhood by attending the next More Advocates for Safe Homes (MASH) training program at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Los Nietos Community Service and Senior Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave. The meeting is sponsored by the Los Nietos Community Senior Service Center and the office of county Supervisor Gloria Molina. For more information, call (562) 699-9898. – From staff reports160Want 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


first_imgJim McGuinness – Donegaldaily FileJob done for Donegal today in the Athletic Grounds – it wasn’t pretty at times but the bottom line is that they’re back in Division One next year and will also have a re-match with Monaghan to look forward to in three weeks’ time in the divisional final.As per the McKenna Cup encounter between the teams in January, Charlie Vernon was given the onerous task of keeping tabs on Michael Murphy; Vernon was switched onto the totemic forward in place of Gary McCooey a few minutes into today’s contest, in a bid to curb Murphy’s influence after Donegal had stormed out of the blocks.Murphy’s club-mate Neil Gallagher started today, a huge boost for the team as they look to bigger days ahead. He lasted about 50 minutes before being taken off as Jim McGuinness tries to gradually integrate him back into the side. If McGuinness can coax the same amount of time out of the big man in Celtic Park next month, he’ll be relatively happy. Gallagher is crucial to Donegal’s attempts to win primary possession and today he won several kick-outs, both clean and breaking ball for his team-mates. Paul Durcan’s restarts have been both bad and brilliant throughout the league but with Gallagher in the middle things seem so much easier. Mark McHugh was the man to make way before throw-in, the Kilcar man troubled with a hamstring problem, so Donegal in effect had a three-man midfield with Gallagher joined by Rory Kavanagh and Martin McElhinney. Karl Lacey and Frank McGlynn immediately switched at the start of the game and Lacey had his best game of the campaign to date, looking like the rampaging half-back of old – hopefully he has timed his return to form to perfection with big games on the horizon. McGlynn also looked impressive today and his placement in the game with Derry will tell us a lot about Jim’s thinking. Centre forward Mark Lynch has been the standout performer for the Oakleaf men thus far and it is quite likely that Frank will be the one detailed to pick him up. With Leo McLoone more suited to playing a marauding centre back role as opposed to being given marking duties, McGlynn v Lynch seems the obvious match-up.The visitors were in total control in the opening exchanges today, a penalty from Murphy putting them five points clear. Armagh eventually got motoring while Donegal seemed to stall somewhat, allowing the Orchard County back into the game. Jamie Clarke goaled after a piercing run through the middle and he followed up with an outrageous point from the wing – from this stage of the game until half-time the match descended into shutdown. Both teams were suddenly bereft of ideas and neither team could muster any sort of incision once they got inside the opponents 45. The awkward cross-field breeze didn’t help with wayward shooting a feature of both teams’ play.Aside from his five-minute cameo, Clarke was well marshalled by Neil McGee. The double all-star has been one of his team’s most consistent performers so far this year and no forward in the country would relish pitting their wits against him. McGee’s Gaoth Dobhair colleague Odhran MacNiallais did well again today but more from a defensive point of view as opposed to the promising attacking displays we’ve seen from him this year. Playing as a wing-forward, MacNiallais is learning game by game what is required of an inter-county player in that position; time and again today he was back helping his defenders, sweeping up ball and instigating attacks. His time spent at centre field with his club no doubt a huge aid in this sense.Thankfully the fayre improved after the break and it was Donegal who started to move through the gears. Just as the teams lined up for the second half, some Armagh followers in the stand were commenting on Murphy’s physique, cheekily inferring that ‘he must be on the juice’; whatever juice he is on is certainly doing the trick because soon after he got the game’s pivotal score, a trademark blistering finish to the net after fielding a high ball in from Kavanagh. The captain seemed to get away with a nudge in the back on his marker Vernon although the lack of protest from the Armagh Harps man suggested he was beaten in any case. While Murphy came out on top in their personal dual, it was a great battle between him and Vernon throughout. From then on Donegal always had Armagh at arm’s length, picking off scores on the break whenever they were needed. The ferocious intensity and hunger that has been this team’s calling card was in evidence in the closing stages as time and again possession was ripped from on-rushing Armagh attackers and swarms of Donegal players raced forward en masse. The only negative was a black card incorrectly shown to substitute David Walsh; without doubt the Naomh Bríd clubman committed a foul but not one of the famous (maybe even infamous) five categories that are deemed as black card offences – a yellow card would have the right colour card.Anthony Thompson was excellent in this closing period, as indeed he was for the entire game; the Naomh Conaill workhorse endured a torrid 2013 where he was never able to shake off niggling injuries and didn’t look 100% fit at any stage. This year though he’s been a constant in the team and in such flying form is a huge player for the side.Patrick McBrearty was introduced for the final furlong and he picked off two delightful points to show that he is bang in form as he prepares to lead his county into the provincial U21 decider back here at the Athletic Grounds on Wednesday night.For Armagh its relegation to Division Three and a far cry from the early part of the century when they were our nemesis for so long – five years in a row they beat Donegal in the Championship but next year they’ll be plying their trade in football’s third tier. They have to now lift themselves for an Ulster joust with Cavan, the team replacing them in Division Two.McGuinness’ men now move onto Croke Park for a final with Monaghan where they will try, just as the hurlers did today in Sligo, to cap a good league campaign with some silverware. CATHAL MacSUIBHNE’S DONEGAL GAA BLOG: SWIFT RETURN TO DIVISION ONE was last modified: April 6th, 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:armaghAthletic GroundsCathal MacSuibhnedonegalGAANational LeaguePromotionlast_img read more

Men’s Golf Set to Host Fourth Annual Zach Johnson Invitational, Oct. 1-2

first_img Zach Johnson Live Scoring The Zach Johnson Invitational will be a three-round tournament with two rounds on Monday (36 holes) and the final round Tuesday (18 holes). Play will begin at 8:30 a.m. Monday and 9 a.m. Tuesday. Story Links In Drake’s last tournament, senior Arjun Reddy (Tulsa, Okla.) and freshman Lucas Scherf (Grinnell, Iowa) each finished tied for 37th at the SIUE Derek Dolenc Invitational. Scherf and Reddy carded a 74 and a 75, respectively, on the final day. Reddy, playing as an individual (74-73-75), and Scherf (76-72-74) each posted a total score of 222. One stroke back was junior Chase Wicklund (Scottsdale, Ariz.) who tallied a 73 on the final day for a total score of 223 (78-72-73) as he tied for 41st. Senior Tommi Avant (Chandler, Ariz.) was next with a 225 (76-74-75) while freshman Shayne Patel (Edmond, Okla.) posted an 81 on the final day as he finished at 228 (74-73-81). Junior Kyle MacDonald (Burlington, Ontario) rounded out the Bulldogs’ efforts with a score of 232 (79-76-77). WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University men’s golf team is set to host the fourth annual Zach Johnson Invitational on Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 1-2 at the Glen Oaks Country Club in West Des Moines, Iowa.center_img The 54-hole event will feature 12 teams; Bradley, Creighton, Drake, Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, IUPUI, Loyola, North Dakota State, South Dakota, UNI, Valparaiso and Western Illinois. Following the Zach Johnson Invitational, Drake hosts Creighton in duel play Oct. 15 at the Wakonda Club in Des Moines.  Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Two Donegal locations pencilled in for the Goal Christmas Mile

first_imgA record number of people are expected to take part in Ireland’s favourite festive fundraiser, the GOAL Mile, which takes place in 2 locations in Donegal and over 130 locations over the Christmas period.Today, three Irish stars and GOAL ambassadors, Rugby international, Jenny Murphy, middle distance running champion, Ciara Mageean, and writer and Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator, Paul Howard, began their GOAL Mile warm-ups as they launched this year’s event in the iconic Irishtown Stadium in Dublin.Now in its 38th year, the GOAL Mile is one of Ireland’s largest and longest-running annual fundraising events and organisers revealed today that they are expecting a record number of people to take part this year. Organisers have emphasised that people just need to turn up on the day to take part, then choose to walk, run or jog the mile. The GOAL Mile is steeped in tradition for people who build in a GOAL Mile as part of their Christmas routine and this year new GOAL Miles have been added around the country. For example, Ciara Mageean has set up a new GOAL Mile in her hometown of Portaferry, Co. Down to raise funds for GOAL’s work in 13 countries around the world.Last year GOAL reached more than 5.5 million people in need, helped by the €250,000 raised from the 2018 GOAL Mile. GOAL’s work includes supporting those displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria; running nutrition programmes saving the lives of infants under six months in refugee camps in Ethiopia and providing ongoing emergency response to thousands of people affected by Cyclone Ida in Zimbabwe.Speaking at today’s GOAL Mile launch, Ciara Mageean said she is delighted to be out of the starting blocks ahead organising an event in her hometown.“The GOAL Mile is part and parcel of the Christmas season for people all over Ireland and I am so excited to bring that to my hometown this year. The combination of the Christmas spirit and the act of goodwill creates the best atmosphere and I urge people to join their local GOAL Mile this year. There is no better way to get Christmas Day started and to build up an appetite for the turkey – or to work off the eating excesses on the following Day!” Writer Paul Howard, aka Ross O’Carroll Kelly, said: “I never miss the GOAL Mile, Christmas would not be the same without it. There are so many wonderful things that define Christmas and the GOAL Mile is one of them for my family. I want people to find out where their nearest GOAL Mile is, take the time to head along and donate what they can to GOAL. Make this your new Christmas tradition – you’ll feel the better for it when you’re tucking into the Christmas pudding and selection boxes.”GOAL’s Senior Development Manager, Alan Vard, said, “The GOAL Mile is a very special tradition for families and communities over the Christmas period. It is a lovely way for people to come together, have some exercise and fun and raise money for a great cause at the same time.”“Thanks to GOAL Mile organisers, millions of euros have been raised to support GOAL’s work in the developing world since the first Mile was staged in 1982. The beauty of the GOAL Mile is its simplicity. People don’t need to register in advance but simply show up to their nearest event, run or walk a Mile and contribute whatever they can afford to GOAL on the day.”Donegal GOAL Miles will take place in:Christmas Day: Mountcharles Pier, Shoreline 12pm – 2pm Loreto Milford will also be organising their own GOAL Mile this year to raise funds for GOAL.All GOAL Miles are listed at goalmile.org with dates and times. You can also get a free GOAL Mile 2019 t-shirt by registering for the GOAL Mile in advance.Two Donegal locations pencilled in for the Goal Christmas Mile was last modified: December 12th, 2019 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:donegalGoal Milelast_img read more