Tony Becca | Remembering ‘Lawrence of Jamaica’

first_imgFor those who do not remember, this week marks the 45th anniversary of a magnificent deed by a gifted Jamaican. It marks Lawrence Rowe’s brilliant and historic entry into Test cricket. It was the first match in the first series against New Zealand in the West Indies in 1972 at Sabina Park, and the man known for his whistling while batting, popularly referred to as ‘Yagga Rowe’, and, respectfully, almost with reverence, called, ‘Lawrence of Jamaica’, was playing in his first Test match. And he covered himself in glory. With his most avid supporters willing him towards a half-a-century or a few more in his bid to more to impress the selectors and to retain his place in the team when he walked out to the crease on the opening morning, Rowe stroked a few deliveries back down the pitch, settled in, started to whistle, as usual, and proceeded to parade his brilliance for all to see. By the end of the match, he was the darling of not only of Jamaica, but also of the entire West Indies, as his name flashed around the world like wildfire after not only one, but two breath-taking performances and scores of 214 and 100 not out. When it comes to elegance and class and style, and ‘touch’ and artistry, he probably had no equal in the world of cricket. He was, probably, barring one or two, second to none. Years ago, Frank Woolley of England and Victor Trumper before that, are on record as two specially blessed and gifted stroke-makers, but of later generations of batsmen, only, and again probably, Frank Worrell of the famous ‘Three W’s’ from the West Indies, or Tom Graveney, or Peter May of England, could match strides with Rowe. His drives through the covers, on the front-foot or on the back-foot, or through mid-wicket, were strokes of beauty; his cuts, particularly off the back-foot, were precise and delicate and worthy of the efforts of a master surgeon; and his pulls and hooks were performed with the utmost ease and timing as the ball sped to the mid-wicket, the backward square-leg, or the long-leg boundary. And almost every stroke, accompanied by his soft, almost inaudible whistle, suggested that he enjoyed whatever he was doing – generously parading his gift for all to see and to enjoy. The best of Rowe was unfortunately limited to those flawless masterpieces at Sabina Park in 1972, to a memorable innings of 302 versus England at Kensington Oval in 1974, an innings described by men like Richie Benaud and Crawford White, among others, as possibly the best-ever played by a West Indian batsman in a Test match, and 107 versus Australia at Brisbane in 1975. There was also an innings of 175 for the West Indies in Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket in Melbourne in 1978, and that was also an innings to remember, an innings out of the top drawer. My one regret of Rowe’s career was that during his time, he never doubled his scores. Not only would it have lifted his figures to enviable numbers, but it would have doubled the cricket world’s enjoyment of his batting. There were times when his batting bordered on the unbelievable, and for someone writing about its beauty, it was almost impossible, or difficult, so to do. HE HAD NO EQUAL Lawrence Rowe, in an epic performance, had surpassed all others, before and after and up to now, by becoming the only batsman to score separate hundreds in his first Test match, and in doing so, scored a double century and a century at that. Rowe was immediately rated next to George Headley as the second greatest batsman to come out of Jamaica. To some, however, while he justified the rating next to only the legendary Headley, and although it may seem blasphemous to say this when one looks at the performance of other batsmen, he is undoubtedly the best batsmen, bar none, ever produced, not only by Jamaica, but also by the West Indies. And the same can be said also of the whole wide world. When one compares a batsman like Everton Weekes, not to mention Garry Sobers, Viv Richards, and Brian Lara of the West Indies, or of men like Colin Cowdrey and Alastair Cook of England, or Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid of India, or of any other batsmen around the world, and their runs to Rowe and his runs, they dwarf Rowe’s by a fairly long way. Sobers, for instance, scored 8,032 runs and averaged 57.78 from 93 matches, Tendulkar scored 15,421 runs and averaged 53.78 from 200 matches, and Rowe scored only 2,047 runs and averaged 43.75 runs per innings from 30 matches. Batting is more than making runs, however. Batting is also an art, and when it comes to artistical satisfaction, it sometimes leaves one as fulfilled as music a connoisseur after listening to a collection of Bach’s or Beethoven’s most treasured music. Injury, however, too much for one man, especially one so talented and so gifted, affected his eyes and accounted for his short reign. Despite its hills and valleys, however, his career was short, glittering, and glorious, and his stay at the mountain top will forever be remembered. No one knows what really tempted his move, but a visit to apartheid South Africa in 1983 cut short his cricketing days in Jamaica when he became enemy number one, apparently never to be forgotten. Since 1983, however, many things have happened in South Africa. Indians, Coloureds, and Blacks have represented South Africa, to the point that they almost took over South African cricket, and apartheid is now just about only a memory in South Africa. Thirty-three years is a long time, and time heals. It is time for Jamaica, for Jamaicans and for the cricket especially to wave the ‘olive branch’, kill the ‘fatted calf’, and welcome home ‘Lawrence of Jamaica’. INJURY, TOO MUCH EPIC PERFORMANCElast_img read more

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Lone Star: Starting All Over Again

first_imgIt is normally not easy for a ruined life to be turned over without huge costs. Sometimes a ruined life leaves behind only fleeting memories of the bygone years.In this instance, the remains of a ruined life are used as examples to guide the future.Interestingly, sport is a world of its own; and what was not done yesterday can be done today to change the course of its development for the better.Since the horrible year of 2002, when the national soccer team, Lone Star, crashed against the Black Stars of Ghana and dashed the hopes of thousands of soccer fans, Liberian football has not been able to recover its name or its numerous fans.Many who were old enough to remember the years before 2002, could speak with relish of the time when football was football in Liberia. It was the time that a game between Mighty Barrolle and Invincible Eleven was like the greatest match of all time.Those memories remind us of the names like James Salinsa Debbah, described by sports writers at the time as ‘Most Celebrated Player,’ and George Oppong Weah as the ‘Wizard Dribbler.’So, after the loss of Liberia’s chance for the World Cup in 2002, and the advent of DStv, as well as the loss of the leadership of Invincible Eleven and Mighty Barrolle from the league leadership, Liberian football was even described as being dead, by current FA Boss Musa Bility.For the last twelve years, the national team has not been able to ably represent the country and the latest disappointments were those squandered by both junior and senior national teams recently.After those disappointments, inquiring minds want to know what went wrong and what could be done to remedy what happened.Every knowledgeable soccer administrator knows the steps to achieving success in sports. These steps will include selecting quality players from the national league and blending them together with the professionals abroad who will demonstrate their commitment to support the national agenda.There are also technical issues they are not necessary to be described here. However, the fact now is that Liberia is out of 2015 African Cup of Nations; and this makes good that we must begin at the beginning and plan for the 2017’s edition.It is not shameful to admit that both administrators and players, including the fans, did not do their part well for success, since 2002.This is time to advance suggestions of substance without blaming others. The Sports Writers Association of Liberia must join the Liberia Football Association to examine some of the pertinent issues that were overlooked or that did not come into play that could be responsible for the failure of our football development and the way forward.In doing this, we must remove emotion from our actions and be brave enough to take decisions that could change the destiny of football development.Yes, Lone Star is ruined to its bones, and we know that despite ignominious year of 2002, we can change our football destiny but only if we are determined to do so.One interesting element that could get the nation’s football back on its feet is for Chief Patron President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to play more of a leadership role in this revival.This is because recent history tells that it was only when the late president Samuel Kanyon Doe played a leading role in football that Liberia soccer soared over many nations in Africa.President Doe made it mandatory for government ministries to find employment for national football players to give them the security they needed to devote their time to the game.It was the time that George Oppong Weah and his friends were discovered to take on the soccer world. And the result of those efforts produced the best for Liberia, as history will proudly confirm. Now is the time for the chief patron to make a difference.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Thousands flock to see lost whales in Sacramento port

first_imgWEST SACRAMENTO – Thousands of spectators took advantage of the first weekend since two whales took a wrong turn and swam 90 miles inland to California’s capital to catch a glimpse of the deep-sea creatures. The wayward pair – dubbed Delta and Dawn by the state’s lieutenant governor – did not disappoint. Crowds shrieked every time the mother and calf surfaced for air. “I see it, I see it, I see it,” screamed 4-year-old Eliyas Charles, wide-eyed and pointing at the water from atop his grandfather’s shoulders. “That black spot was the whale. I can see it.” The dusty riverbank along the Port of Sacramento took on the air of a carnival Saturday as cops directed traffic into makeshift parking lots, vendors sold ice cream and lines formed outside Port-A-Potties. The whales seemed content to command the crowd’s attention. For the fifth day since they were first spotted in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, the two mostly swam looping half-mile laps around the port, where the sprawling inland waterway essentially comes to an end. Scientists have been hoping the whales – which both appear to have been wounded by a ship’s propeller – would begin swimming westward toward the Pacific Ocean on their own. But Carrie Wilson, a biologist with the California Department of Fish and Game, said experts are content with the animals remaining in the isolated port area for the weekend since heavy recreational boat traffic in the delta could complicate rescue efforts. The whales swam in peace with the help of a Coast Guard escort on Saturday. The Coast Guard enforced a 500-yard safety zone around the whales and authorities closed the north port channel and a nearby public boat ramp for the weekend. A marine mammal rescue crew plans to resume efforts Monday to lure the pair by playing recorded sounds of other humpbacks feeding. A similar strategy worked in 1985 with a humpback nicknamed Humphrey, which swam in the delta for nearly a month before returning to sea. If scientists have not made progress by Tuesday, they plan to begin herding the animals down river with a gauntlet of 50 boats that would provide a less-pleasing underwater soundtrack of banging on pipes. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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SPECIAL REPORT: DANCE PROTEST AT COCKHILL BRIDGE

first_imgDance Protest Cockhill Bridge Saturday 18th October 2014 Innocence on the Bridge – A Special Report by resident Tony GrantPictures will bear witness to the sheer joy and excitement displayed by Elite Dance Crew on Saturday afternoon on Cockhill Bridge. The all Ireland Hip Hop dance champion group strutted their stuff on a fine afternoon flanked by parents and supporters – and politicians who tried to get in on the act. What was billed as a “Dance Protest” turned out to be great entertainment; and fun was had by all except the politicians who had to take some stick from the organisers for their inaction on providing safe access to Cockhill amenities.The children in particular must be commended for their Hip-Hop skills displayed during the protest and apologies to the very patient motorists who took it all in their stride. Not a cross word was spoken except towards the politicians present.They have shown very little leadership on the issue over the years and in fairness to Padraig Mac Lochlainn, he at least admitted this to the organisers after the protest. He said that collectively all of the councillors have been responsible for the disgrace that is Cockhill Bridge.Does this mean that we are going to see some action at last towards the provision of a pedestrian footbridge? I think not. The politicians would be more pleased if we just went away and left them alone to do what they do in a way that they like to do it.It is up to the residents of Cockhill and the wider community if they are going to allow the politicians to walk away and to forget once again about the safe access to Cockhill amenities.Think of the dance troupe yesterday, the effort by their dance teacher Clare McCarron in putting this National Champion group together and the leadership, quality of life, social skills, self-esteem not to mention dancing skills that she is providing our young people, she has to be commended for this. We the community need to provide them in return with safe access to school, church and local amenities.How bad have things become when our children have to come out on to the streets to protest for a basic need, a safe walkway to and from school.Cockhill Bridge Action Group are busy digging up information from the archives in Carndonagh Civic Offices in an effort to find out about Development levies raised for a pedestrian footbridge by Donegal County Council in 2008. Watch this space. Tony Grant SPECIAL REPORT: DANCE PROTEST AT COCKHILL BRIDGE was last modified: October 19th, 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:Cockhill ProtestDANCEInnocencelast_img read more

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Transfer ALERT! Watford face fight to sign Lille defender

first_img Watford target Sebastien Corchia 1 Galatasaray have joined Watford in the race for Lille defender Sebastien Corchia.The France international is into the final year of his current contract at the French club and he is no closer to signing an extension.Lille would like the 26-year-old to agree fresh terms, but if he refuses to do so they may well cash in on him now.Watford are very interested in Corchia and they are said to have made a formal approach for him.But, according to L’Equipe, Galatasaray are now also vying for the right-back and have made an offer of their own.The Turkish giants are said to have proposed taking Corchia on loan for the season for a fee of £875,000, before buying him outright for £3.5m next summer.last_img

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Finn’s Fit Food: “Putting the love back into food”

first_imgFinn Ní Fhaoláin came to cooking from an unusual background. During her five years studying and working in Marine Science in Galway and Cork she realised her passion for food and fitness was taking over and she swapped the lab for the kitchen. She completed a Board Fáilte culinary arts programme in St Angela’s College Sligo, going out on her own as a private chef and cookbook writer.Longing for the west coast after a brief stint near Dublin, Finn has made Bundoran her home, where she loves to cook for friends, surf and go hiking in the surrounding mountains. Her first cookbook will be out April of next year with Gill Books (formerly Gill & McMillan). Finn’s says her style of cooking “focuses on putting the love back into food”. There’s no dieting, deprivation or restrictions.Diagnosed as a coeliac herself in 2009, she specialises in making gluten free food that is affordable, delicious and quick, so you can spend less time shopping and cooking and more time doing the things you love.Having lived in America, Spain and the Canaries much of her food is inspired by Mexican and Spanish cuisine – large dishes for everyone to share (paella and chimichanga) or smaller dishes for grazing (tapas). Always keen to champion local business she uses as much local produce as possible.After a busy summer of hosting BBQs and events for local businesses in Donegal and Sligo, Finn still has some availability for catering across the coming months in the run up to the Festive Season.Finn offers a range of catering options – from cooking and serving in house from your home or business or a fully packed buffet of hot and cold options for collection or delivery.She has varied menus to suit every budget and group number and is always open to exploring new ideas if you have something particular in mind.As a coeliac herself she is very conscious of dietary restrictions and always strives to ensure everyone has something delicious to enjoy! To contact Finn about any catering or foodie writing work call her on 0862478683 or email finsfitfood@gmail.comFinn’s Fit Food: “Putting the love back into food” was last modified: October 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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)last_img read more

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Riverine 10K: Picture Special and Results – Where did you come?

first_imgLifford/Strabane AC’s Riverine 10K took place this morning, with over 140 participants taking part. First home was Gavin Corey with a time of 33 minutes and 27 seconds, followed by David McMenamin in 34 minutes, 1 second. The first woman to cross the finish like was Lifford Strabane AC’s Claire McGuigan in 38 minutes, 58 seconds, followed by Leoni Mullen in 41 minutes 56 seconds.A spokesperson for the event says: “Thanks to everyone who took part this morning and to all the various clubs for their support. Thanks also to Community Rescue, Strabane, PSNI and all our own club stewards for helping to marshall the course safely and without incident.“Thanks also to everyone who brought and served refreshments. “A good morning for running and plenty of fast times so well done everyone.”Photography by North West NewspixFull results: 1 Gavin Corey Acorns AC 63 33:27 33:27 3:21/K M2 David McMenamin Inishowen AC 80 34:01 34:01 3:24/K M3 Matthew McLaughlin Foyle Valley AC 31 34:35 34:35 3:28/K M4 Karol Doherty 5 35:34 35:34 3:33/K M5 Brandon McGrinder Lifford Strabane AC 120 35:47 35:47 3:35/K M6 Paddy Ryan Milford AC 116 35:49 35:49 3:35/K M7 Pius McIntyre Foyle Valley AC 123 35:52 35:52 3:35/K M8 Conor McDevitt Foyle Valley AC 108 36:18 36:18 3:38/K M9 Karl Kelly Inishowen AC 78 36:59 36:59 3:42/K M10 Kenny Melaugh Lifford Strabane AC 91 36:59 36:59 3:42/K M11 Barry Timlin Inishowen AC 77 37:05 37:05 3:43/K M12 Martin McLucas Inishowen AC 32 37:34 37:34 3:45/K M13 Bill Duncan Lifford Strabane AC 59 37:38 37:38 3:46/K M14 Dara Furey City of Derry Spartans 9 38:06 38:06 3:49/K M15 Peter McMenamin Finn Valley AC 52 38:50 38:50 3:53/K M16 Claire McGuigan Lifford Strabane AC 113 38:58 38:58 3:54/K F17 Damien Murray Enniskillen RC 93 39:02 39:02 3:54/K M18 Mark Connolly Finn Valley AC 4 39:08 39:09 3:55/K M19 Michael Duncan Lifford Strabane AC 50 39:41 39:42 3:58/K M20 Gary McFadden Foyle Valley AC 109 40:29 40:29 4:03/K M21 Dara Sweeney Carmen Runners 92 40:38 40:39 4:04/K M22 Conor McLaughlin Lifford Strabane AC 30 40:44 40:44 4:04/K M23 John Daly 24/7 Triathlon Club 145 40:48 40:50 4:05/K M24 Liam Tinney 24/7 Triathlon Club 70 41:11 41:11 4:07/K M25 Chris Duffy Aghyaran Athletic 130 41:26 41:27 4:09/K M26 Geoff Sproule Lifford Strabane AC 75 41:30 41:31 4:09/K M27 Garvin Boyce Finn Valley AC 124 41:46 41:46 4:11/K M28 Leoni Mullen Finn Valley AC 89 41:56 41:56 4:12/K F29 Garret McCarron 53 42:25 42:29 4:15/K M30 Jess Moorehead Lifford Strabane AC 79 42:47 42:48 4:17/K F31 Michael Chambers 136 43:11 43:12 4:19/K M32 Martin Dunleavy Foyle Valley AC 81 43:13 43:15 4:19/K M33 Martin Kelly Lifford Strabane AC 19 43:14 43:16 4:19/K M34 Natasha Kelly 24/7 Triathlon Club 58 43:16 43:16 4:20/K F35 Adrian Devine Castlefinn Running 132 43:17 43:20 4:20/K M36 Ita Kelly Finn Valley AC 18 43:51 43:51 4:23/K F37 Noreen Bonner Finn Valley AC 64 44:02 44:03 4:24/K F38 Christopher Cuskelly Lifford Strabane AC 105 44:11 44:12 4:25/K M39 John Wauchope Melvin WJR 111 44:15 44:19 4:26/K M40 Charlie Dooher Melvin WJR 140 44:15 44:19 4:26/K M41 Donna Furey Tír Chónaill AC 66 44:49 44:49 4:29/K F42 Stephen Kelly Lifford Strabane AC 118 44:52 44:54 4:29/K M43 Oliver Barrett Lifford Strabane AC 1 44:52 44:55 4:29/K M44 Damien McGinley Melvin WJR 27 45:18 45:21 4:32/K M45 Hugh Allan Raphoe Road Runners 67 45:23 45:27 4:32/K M46 John McElwaine Lifford Strabane AC 151 45:47 45:50 4:35/K M47 Hugh Patton Lifford Strabane AC 36 45:47 45:53 4:35/K M48 Veronika McGillian Lifford Strabane AC 26 45:59 46:05 4:36/K F49 Ivor Russell Knockmany Runners 104 46:11 46:14 4:37/K M50 Aiden O’Neill 35 46:14 46:19 4:37/K M51 Robbie Harper Caislean na Deirge 143 46:29 46:31 4:39/K M52 Catherine Moran Foyle Valley AC 55 46:44 46:46 4:40/K F53 Elaine McGoldrick Castlefinn Running 90 46:53 46:56 4:41/K F54 Ramona Gallagher Finn Valley AC 69 47:02 47:04 4:42/K F55 Brendan Patton Finn Valley Fit 4 Life 142 47:03 47:06 4:42/K M56 Angus Hunter 147 47:12 47:13 4:43/K M57 Carmel Hoynes Lifford Strabane AC 106 47:35 47:40 4:46/K F58 Eoghan Gleeson Run For Fun Letterkenny 146 47:36 47:41 4:46/K M59 Noel McBride 99 47:52 47:57 4:47/K M60 Michael Crawford 44 48:05 48:13 4:49/K M61 Eugene McCollum Melvin WJR 141 48:10 48:14 4:49/K M62 Emmet Scott Convoy AC 38 48:10 48:21 4:49/K M63 Kieran Martin Enniskillen RC 56 48:22 48:27 4:50/K M64 Harvey Mullen Lifford Strabane AC 135 48:30 48:31 4:51/K M65 Nat Doherty Milford AC 57 48:45 48:53 4:53/K M66 Decky Duffy Melvin WJR 139 48:58 49:03 4:54/K M67 Jackie Harvey Tír Chónaill AC 65 49:05 49:05 4:55/K FPlace Name Team Bib No Chip Time Gun Time Total Pace Gender68 Christopher Hasson Bolt Running Club 60 49:05 49:07 4:55/K M69 Pearce Canning An Baile Nua 127 49:27 49:30 4:57/K M70 Joanne Campbell Finn Valley AC 68 49:31 49:35 4:57/K F71 Don Smith Convoy AC 39 49:27 49:36 4:57/K M72 Declan Gill 96 49:43 49:44 4:58/K M73 Barry Creagh 62 49:45 49:51 4:59/K M74 Michael Friel 8 49:53 49:57 4:59/K M75 Ursula Coyle Lifford Strabane AC 103 49:53 50:00 4:59/K F76 Tommy Doherty Drumoghill Running Club 137 49:58 50:06 5:00/K M77 Joyce McKittrick Lifford Strabane AC 94 50:01 50:06 5:00/K F78 Michael Roulstone Lifford Strabane AC 61 50:00 50:07 5:00/K M79 Martin McGinley Melvin WJR 43 50:04 50:08 5:00/K M80 Pat Brady 24/7 Triathlon Club 74 50:36 50:37 5:04/K M81 Dan Donnelly Bolt Running Club 7 50:50 50:59 5:05/K M82 Gerard Porter Melvin WJR 138 50:58 51:02 5:06/K M83 Paul Griffin Lifford Strabane AC 88 51:10 51:15 5:07/K M84 Paul Gallagher 10 51:16 51:22 5:08/K M85 Emma Lawrence Castlefinn Running 87 51:20 51:24 5:08/K F86 Jonathan Sproule 129 51:24 51:27 5:08/K M87 John Craig Lifford Strabane AC 133 51:29 51:36 5:09/K M88 JJ Murphy Finn Valley Fit 4 Life 144 51:34 51:37 5:09/K M89 Andrea Porter Lifford Strabane AC 122 51:34 51:40 5:09/K F90 Sarah Doherty Convoy AC 134 51:44 51:53 5:10/K F91 Michael Jordan Convoy AC 17 51:43 51:54 5:10/K M92 Maddy McCurdy Lifford Strabane AC 101 51:55 52:02 5:12/K F93 Catherine Quigley Lifford Strabane AC 85 51:56 52:03 5:12/K F94 Gloria Donaghey Finn Valley AC 126 52:03 52:05 5:12/K F95 Patrick Gibson Lifford Strabane AC 49 52:15 52:16 5:14/K M96 Sabrina McGhee Castlefinn Running 25 52:24 52:29 5:14/K F97 Marcella McBride Castlefinn Running 86 52:29 52:34 5:15/K F98 Linda Macbeth Raphoe Road Runners 21 52:32 52:34 5:15/K F99 Tanya Hall Convoy AC 11 52:32 52:40 5:15/K F100 Eugene McGinley Raphoe Road Runners 47 53:00 53:05 5:18/K M101 Owen J Coyle Rosses AC 71 53:06 53:07 5:19/K M102 Mark McCurdy Lifford Strabane AC 100 53:43 53:44 5:22/K M103 Sinéad Thornton Milford AC 40 53:56 54:03 5:24/K F104 Jessica Roberts Melvin WJR 73 54:02 54:09 5:24/K F105 Sarah Gibson Lifford Strabane AC 48 54:20 54:22 5:26/K F106 Paddy Mullen Melvin WJR 125 54:34 54:44 5:27/K M107 Odhrán Hoynes Lifford Strabane AC 107 54:44 54:49 5:28/K M108 Vicky Patterson Melvin WJR 112 54:47 54:51 5:29/K F109 Yvonne Wauchope Melvin WJR 110 54:47 54:54 5:29/K F110 Chris McCay Melvin WJR 23 54:51 54:58 5:29/K M111 Kathy McBeth Melvin WJR 148 55:16 55:24 5:32/K F112 Linda Cronin Letterkenny Park Run 128 55:33 55:40 5:33/K F113 Tara McKinney Bolt Running Club 28 55:42 55:50 5:34/K F114 Rosemary Parkinson Convoy AC 131 55:46 55:56 5:35/K F115 Michael Millar 149 56:42 56:44 5:40/K M116 Amanda Heaney Melvin WJR 51 56:44 56:48 5:40/K F117 Enda McNulty Lifford Strabane AC 46 57:08 57:14 5:43/K M118 Orla McNulty Lifford Strabane AC 45 57:08 57:14 5:43/K F119 Adam Donaghey Melvin WJR 114 57:29 57:35 5:45/K M120 Mark Donaghey Melvin WJR 115 57:29 57:36 5:45/K M121 Ciara McCallion Melvin WJR 22 57:41 57:48 5:46/K F122 Shaun O’Donnell Swanlings 121 57:42 57:49 5:46/K M123 Emma McGarty 119 57:44 57:49 5:46/K F124 Donal Cairns Melvin WJR 76 59:04 59:14 5:54/K M125 Orla McElwee Melvin WJR 72 59:19 59:29 5:56/K F126 Sharon Maxwell Melvin WJR 82 59:25 59:35 5:57/K F127 Michelle Morris Melvin WJR 84 59:25 59:35 5:57/K F128 Catherine Dillon Lifford Strabane AC 95 1:00:09 1:00:17 6:01/K F129 Mickey McCurdy Lifford Strabane AC 102 1:00:12 1:00:20 6:01/K M130 Michelle Donaghy Inishowen AC 6 1:00:20 1:00:25 6:02/K F131 Linda McDaid Inishowen AC 24 1:00:21 1:00:25 6:02/K F132 Katelyn Stevenson Lifford Strabane AC 150 1:01:00 1:01:05 6:06/K F133 Martrice Hasson Bolt Running Club 14 1:01:26 1:01:33 6:09/K F134 Terri Kennedy Bolt Running Club 20 1:01:26 1:01:34 6:09/K F135 Caroline Casey Bolt Running Club 2 1:01:26 1:01:34 6:09/K F136 Patricia McLaughlin Melvin WJR 83 1:02:13 1:02:23 6:13/K F137 Colleen McLaren Bolt Running Club 29 1:03:38 1:03:47 6:22/K F138 Lisa Quinn Bolt Running Club 37 1:03:38 1:03:47 6:22/K F139 Linda White Bolt Running Club 41 1:03:39 1:03:47 6:22/K F140 Teresa Kirk Glenelly Runners Lifford Strabane AC 97 1:04:10 1:04:16 6:25/K FPlace Name Team Bib No Chip Time Gun Time Total Pace Gender141 Terri Moran Rise 54 1:04:20 1:04:28 6:26/K F142 Anne Hutton Bolt Running Club 15 1:05:10 1:05:18 6:31/K F143 Margaret McGarvey Glenelly Runners Lifford Strabane AC 98 1:06:40 1:06:46 6:40/K FRiverine 10K: Picture Special and Results – Where did you come? was last modified: September 24th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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 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Joe Pavelski credits unsung hero for changing Sharks season

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSAN JOSE — Joe Pavelski tipped his cap at Justin Braun, who took the credit with open arms.When the Sharks last met up with the Montreal Canadiens on Dec. 2, Braun scored his only goal of the year, setting the stage for a win that helped turn the Sharks season around. Earlier in the day, the team had held a closed-door meeting with general manager Doug Wilson, who relayed a simple message in the wake of a four-game …last_img

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Diski Striker spreads 2010 vibe

first_imgBongani Nkosi The Diski Striker vehicle is doing its bit toraise excitement for the upcoming 2010Fifa World Cup. Some of the interesting facts inscribed onDiski Striker.(Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Peter Hall Head, James Hall Transport Museum+27 11 435 9485/6/7 or +11 435 9718An eye-catching minibus with a difference is currently zipping around Johannesburg to teach the public about the history of the Beautiful Game and build excitement ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which kicks off in June.The vehicle, which used to belong to the City of Johannesburg’s private fleet, has been kitted out in the colours of the South African flag, with side paneling that resembles a football and a giant black dung beetle on its rooftop. It’s called the Diski Striker – “diski” is the local township slang word for football.The Diski Striker’s football-shaped exterior is inscribed with interesting facts about the history of football across the world and new South African football trends, such as makarapas and vuvuzelas.It explains how the game of football developed and gives information on the various World Cups, starting with the inaugural tournament in 1930 – which Uruguay won – until 2006, when Italy became the champions in the German-hosted Cup.Peter Hall, head of the City of Johannesburg-owned James Hall Transport Museum, came up with the idea of the Diski Striker and developed it in April 2009. “The museum runs a lot of projects around education, and I knew that we had to do something for the World Cup,” he said.Spreading football fever“The vehicle has a means to communicate with the communities,” said Hall. “Children learn a lot from it.”It took Hall and his team at the museum six weeks to transform and revive the minibus, which had been destined for demolition. Their job included painting the vehicle, adding the metal football paneling to the sides and attaching the dung beetle to the roof. The friendly-looking beetle replica is made from steel, wire and fibreglass.Diski Striker was finally unveiled to the public in November last year and has been a familiar site on the city’s roads ever since.It has travelled around Orange Farm in the south of Johannesburg, about 45km from the city centre, and visited other disadvantaged areas in the city like Diepsloot and Alexandra townships. “It will also do a road show through these areas,” said Sue Reddy, a senior specialist at the City of Johannesburg’s Arts, Culture and Heritage department.“Diski Striker is used to educate and engage people on the big picture of the forthcoming 2010 event,” Reddy said. “The project is intended to add to a lasting soccer legacy.”Busy scheduleWith fewer than 150 days left until the World Cup kicks off, the Diski Striker has a busy schedule.Driven by the museum’s David Rikhotso and at times by Hall himself, the minibus stops at shopping malls, schools and other public areas around the city, such as parks. During each trip vuvuzelas and footballs – sponsored by the City of Johannesburg – are handed out to fans along the way.The museum has also launched an educational bus that is circuiting city schools and recreation centres to spread interesting information about the upcoming football spectacular.Hall said they are developing a mobile television bus, which they hope to launch soon. “It will be a moving fan park for children [during the World Cup].”History of transport in JohannesburgThe James Hall Transport Museum, situated in La Rochelle southeast of Johannesburg, details the history of transportation in Johannesburg over the centuries. Developed by the late James Hall, a car enthusiast, and the city council in 1964, the museum exhibits several modes of transport like vintage bicycles, motorbikes, steam locomotives, buses and trams.Peter Hall has built on his father’s passion for historic vehicles and still collects models for the museum. “There are all sort of vehicles dating from 1786 to 1980,” Hall said.“The museum has grown and we have plans to develop it further,” he added. “We would like to have a tram running across the museum.”The Diski Striker will become one of the museum exhibits after the World Cup. “It will definitely be part of the history and heritage of the country,” Hall said.last_img read more

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Trackable Week Begins Monday!

first_imgMach mit, wenn Geocaching.com alle Trackables im Latitude 47–Blog, vom 17. bis 23. September. Wie weit ist der am weitesten gereiste Tackable gereist? Wer ist der Vierzehnjährige, der (bis jetzt) 25.000 Trackables bewegt hat? Und wer nimmt am großen Geocaching.com–Block–Party–Travel Bug–Rennen 2013 teil? Finde die Antworten auf diese Fragen und vieles mehr während der Trackable–Woche bei Latitude 47, dem offiziellen Geocaching.com–Blog.Lies die unglaublichen Geschichten von Trackables, von Montag bis Sonntag, vom 17. bis zum 23. September. Erkunde die kreativen Möglichkeiten um Trackables zu erleben und teile Deine Geschichten über Geocoins, Travel Bugs® und Werbe–Trackables.Du kannst auch von speziellen Rabattaktionen für Trackables und befristen Angeboten bei Shop GeocachingShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedShop Geocaching September NewsletterSeptember 4, 2012In “GeoTours”Become Trackable on Geocaching.com – Tattoos to Travel BugsSeptember 13, 2011In “Community”3 Tips for New Geocachers – Geocaching.com Weekly NewsletterSeptember 12, 2012In “Groundspeak’s Weekly Newsletter” Share your Trackable stories for a chance to win this rare and coveted Moun10bike Trackable.[Teile jetzt Deine Trackable-Geschichten mit anderen und habe die Chance auf diesem seltenen und begehrten Moun10Bike Trackable.]Trackable Week begins on Monday September 17th. Join Geocaching.com in celebrating all things Trackable on the Latitude 47 blog from Sept 17 through the 23. How far has the furthest active Trackable traveled? Who’s the 14-year-old who’s moved more than 25,000 Trackables (so far)? And who’s taking part in the Great 2013 Geocaching Block Party Travel Bug Race? Watch the official Geocaching.com blog, Latitude 47, for the answers to these questions and more during Trackable Week.Explore the creative ways to experience Trackables and share your stories about Trackables Geocoins, Travel Bugs® or Promotional Trackables. You’ll have a chance to win a race and coveted Geocoin. You’ll also be able to take advantage of special discounts on Trackables and limited time special offers through Shop Geocaching and Geocaching.com Preferred Vendors around the world.See you back here on Monday!last_img read more

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