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Miller’s eyeing lots of good things in 2016

first_imgA gifted and highly successful athlete at the age group level, hotshot Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller really graduated to the senior ranks last season, winning silver at the World Championships in the 400 metres a result that she says has increased her confidence and improved her approach.The sprinter only failed to win two of her nine races last year with two second place finishes including her personal best run at Beijing, the only blemishes on what would have been a perfect season for her.She would, however, tell you that it was a perfect season, because it showed her just exactly what can be accomplished and has served as a motivating factor in her campaign this season.Miller continued where she left off, with an unbeaten start to the 2016 season, which was extended yesterday at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon with a 50.15 seconds win over Americans Francena McCorory, 50.23 and Natasha Hastings, 50.86.Jamaican pair Stephenie-Ann McPherson, 51.07 and Shericka Jackson, 51.34, finished fourth and fifth respectively.The 22 year-old says she is approaching this season with more positivity and confidence as she hopes for an upgrade on last year’s medal at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.The sprinter, who is set to compete in the 200m at the Jamaica National Racers Grand Prix on June 11 inside the National Stadium, said she is happy with her season so far and how well she has been reacting in training.POSITIVE MINDSET”Things have been going extremely well for us in training,” Miller told The Gleaner. “Since last year we came out with a more positive mindset for this year and we are expecting the best for this season. Training has been going really well and we are also expecting a lot of good things this year.”Miller has already grazed her personal best, clocking 49.69 in her 400m season opener at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational in April, which was just outside the 49.67 she ran at the World Championships in Beijing last year.”I’m really thankful for the victory. The race didn’t go as well as I had hoped but I guess I’ll have to go back to training and look at a few things but it felt OK. We had a good field as always so I’m happy for the competition and happy to get the win,” said Miller. “I know the hard work that I put in and the good thing about me is I love a good competition so when I feel someone pulling up beside me it always gives me an extra push.”Miller added that she is looking forward to competing in Jamaica.”I am really looking forward to that, I am expecting a good race so I’m really excited for that event,” said Miller.last_img read more

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Volleyball national team final 12 to be revealed soon

first_imgWinfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations 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 German reporter who exposed Russia doping ‘won’t be at World Cup’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Players like Risa Sato of National University and Lourdes Clemente of F2 Logistics trained with the pool despite not being part of the official roster.Delos Santos said Sato and Lourdes were with the group because they still have the liberty of adding a few players to the pool so they will have more choices to choose from for the AVC Asian Cup in September.“After we’ve submitted the final lineup for the Asian Games, we can still change or add names to the pool for future tournaments,” said Delos Santos.ADVERTISEMENT Delos Santos will announce the final lineup on Thursday evening in a televised presentation in ESPN 5.“For us coaches cutting players is the hardest part thing to do in all of this,” said Delos Santos in Filipino after the team’s practice at Arellano University. “These are players that, you know, they are capable of playing but you have to make decisions so we have to do this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownDelos Santos added he and his staff would prioritize players who can play multiple positions.Although Delos Santos and his coaching staff will have to select six players that won’t travel with the team to Indonesia for the Asian Games, those who won’t represent the Philippines in the continental event will still have a chance to don the tricolor for the AVC Asian Cup. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial LATEST STORIES MOST READ View comments Volleyball national team head coach Shaq delos Santos talks to the players after their training session on Thursday. Photo by Bong LozadaShaq Delos Santos has had a derby of a month when he was named as the new head coach of the women’s national volleyball team in early June, and in a few hours the fun-loving mentor is set to make his biggest decision.After naming the 20-woman pool on Wednesday, Delos Santos will only have a few hours before he trims the group into a final 14-member lineup for the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’last_img read more

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Supreme Court Releases Convicted Killers of Angel Togba

first_imgTwo persons convicted and sentenced to death by hanging for allegedly raping and strangulating a 13 –year- old girl, Angel Togba, to death were on Friday, August 15, set free by the Supreme Court of Liberia.The High Court action, according to Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, was based on the prosecutors’ failure to produce sufficient evidence to support their indictment drawn against the defendants, Hans Williams and Mardea Paykue.Chief Justice Korkpor also went on to explain that the lower court in its judgment, had ignored said lack of evidence and convicted the defendants of the crime murder.Criminal Court ‘B’ on March 19, 2010, found both Williams and Paykue guilty of murdering the Angel Togba and sentenced them to death by hanging.Little Angel was a relative of Paykue and until her death, had lived with the couple as a foster daughter.In the indictment, defendant Hans Williams was accused of sexually abusing the 13-year-old girl while his wife was accused of strangulating Angel to death after she (Mardea) had discovered the sexual relationship between her husband and Angel.But, reversing the lower court decision, on Friday, August 15, when he delivered the final opinion of the March 2014 Term of the Supreme Court,  Chief Justice Korkpor stated “Even though the state produced 10 witnesses and five rebuttal witnesses, none of the witnesses linked anyone to the commission of the crime.”He continued, “They contradicted themselves when they testified during the trial.”In addition, Chief Justice Korkpor said, “none of the witnesses could identify which one of the defendants sexually abused Togba or who strangulated her to death, or who hung her. The court was in error to convict the defendants based on the insufficient evidences produced by prosecutors’ witnesses,” the Supreme Court head asserted.He went on to say that, “They did not produce a DNA test report to the court to link any of the defendants to the commission of the crime.”According to Liberian law, the Chief Justice argued, “a person can be convicted, if there is sufficient evidence produced during a trial, but in the instance case, prosecutors failed to produce the evidence to convict them of the crime.“Therefore, the ruling of the lower court is hereby reversed and the defendants are hereby immediately released from detention at the Monrovia Central Prison. All of their rights are hereby restored,” Chief Justice Korkpor ordered.Delving into the details of the case, the Chief Justice quoted the government witness as saying that “after Togba’s body was discovered, the State instituted a team of Liberian police investigators to investigate her death.“The investigators stated that their findings could not give any clue to link anyone to the crime,” he maintained.“Therefore, they, in consultation with Dr. Anthony Quaye, a Liberian medical doctor who also conducted an autopsy on the body of Angel Togba, concluded that Angel committed suicide,” the Supreme Court boss further quoted prosecutors witnesses.The state disregarded the report of the first investigative team from the LNP and commissioned a second investigation, according to the Chief Justice.“The second team was made up of Ghanaian homicide investigators from the Ghana Police Service who came along with a Cuban pathologist from the Police Hospital in Accra. The team, in consultation with the Cuban pathologist, concluded that Angel was strangulated to death.”According to them, “after thoroughly investigating the crime scene and taking the measurement of the alleged crime scene into consideration relative to the height of Angel, there was no way Angel could have hung herself.”Dr. Quaye testified in open court, according to the Chief Justice, “that even though his autopsy report stated that Angel died of suicide, he had been coerced by LNP officers to make that report.”He told the court that he knew Angel had died of asphyxia secondary to strangulation, the Chief said.A team of American pathologists were also invited from Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences in the United States of America (USA) by the defendants in 2008 to conduct autopsy on the remains of Angel Togba, according to Chief Justice Korkpor.“The American team, after their autopsy, concluded that Angel died of suicide. Dr. Thomas L. Bennett, a member of the team who testified to his findings, told the court that Angel died by non-total suspension.”He said, Dr. Bennett told the court that one could commit suicide even by lying on the floor. “Dr. Bennett said for strangulation to be determined, there should be a breakage in the hyoid bone which is located in the neck of every human being. He further stated that the hyoid bone does not break in the case of suicide.” According to Dr. Bennett, none of the previous pathologists made mention of the hyoid bone in their reports but concluded that Angel died of asphyxia secondary to strangulation.He disclosed that his team located the hyoid bone and took a microscopic look at it and realized that it was not broken, which indicated that Angel was not strangulated.The Chief Justice also said “The state however produced a rebuttal witness, Dr. Rituallo, a Philippino pathologist and head of the JFK Pathology Department, and a professor of Pathology at the University of Liberia.According to Dr. Rituallo, even though he did not conduct any autopsy on the remains of Angel Togba, he was given photos taken during previous autopsies of the deceased by the prosecution counsel for review.The JFK pathologist concluded that after a careful review of some of the photos, he could establish that Angel did not hang herself, according to the Chief Justice.He said, Dr. Rituallo, agreed with Dr. Bennett that the hyoid bone is often broken during strangulation, but, according to him, that is very uncommon in children.Hans Williams and Mardea Paykou were arrested in January 2008 by the Liberia National Police (LNP), after the death of 13-year-old Angel Togba, a relative of Mardea and who until her death, lived with the couple as a foster daughter.According to Defendants Hans Williams and Mardea Paykou, they discovered the body of Angel hanging from the curtain rail in their guest bathroom in November 2007, in the Old Road Community.They tried all they could to resuscitate her before rushing her to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Medical Center, but Angel was pronounced Dead on Arrival.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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YAI Completes Workshop for 8 Female Photographers

first_imgDr. Weeks and Instructor Zoe Pappis, an international photographer from New York, USA.By Moses C. Andrews, UL Mass Communication DepartmentEight Liberian women have graduated and received certificates from a basic photography workshop organized and funded by a not-for-profit organization called Youth Action International (YAI).  The women received their certificates at a small graduation ceremony held at the organizations’ Duport Road head office on February 1.YAI’s Executive Director, Dr. Kimmie Weeks, noted that the program is part of YAI’s ongoing efforts to encourage professionals in various fields to volunteer to host classes in order to pass on their skills and expertise to young Liberians.He noted that as a result of these efforts, US-based photographer Mrs. Zoe Pappis volunteered her time to lead the workshop for the young women.Dr. Weeks said: “Around the world, photography is a very important part of storytelling. The reason there is a saying that a single photo speaks a thousand words exemplifies the dynamic nature of photography in telling a story and preserving some of the most intricate moments of history.”He explained that his organization’s interest in training female photographers was not only because of how that training could be used to help them capture important moments in Liberian history, but also if they would choose to use it as a business opportunity.Dr. Weeks said: Photography is a massive business opportunity both locally and intentionally. By taking photos at events such as graduations and weddings, the photos these women produce could be sold at a premium abroad.”Instructor Zoe Pappis, who is a professional New York-based photographer, said she was more than honored to have had the chance to lead Phase One of the training.Mrs. Pappis said: “My hope for this class was to provide these women with tools and confidence to creatively express themselves. I wanted to instill in them a belief that their unique worldview, once captured and shared, will garner appreciation and praise from those lucky enough to see their work. I hope they are able to use their newfound skills to launch new careers for women in Liberia and inspire generations after them.”The program is now advancing to Phase Two, which will give participating women the chance to gain advance photography skills.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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39K 12th Graders Begin 2019 WASSCE Today

first_imgDel Gbotoe, Head of the Monrovia National Office, WAEC Candidates to be verified to curb ‘impersonation’The West African Examination Council Liberia Office said they are expected to administer the 2019 WASSCE Exams to over 39,000 12th graders in the country beginning Wednesday, April 24, 2019.The WASSCE (West African Senior School Certificate Examination) is administered in five West African Countries, including Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, and The Gambia for senior high school students.The Head of West African Examination Council (WAEC) Monrovia Office, Dale Gbotoe, informed reporters on Tuesday that the council has already dispatched most of the examination materials to the various counties.Gbotoe said that mechanisms have been put in place to avoid examination malpractices by students writing this year’s WASSCE Exams. He further admonished the students to do independent work during the course of the examinations.Per the timetable, the first core paper, which is the English Language paper 3 (orals) exam, was however written on April Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The 2019 WASSCE will end on June 7 with the Elective Information and Communication Technology.The Monrovia National Office of WAEC will, for the first time, capture the fingerprints of candidates, who would be writing the exam as part of measures to curb impersonation.“In order to nip in the bud the growing trend of impersonation, the registration exercise for the 2019 examination for school candidates, for the first time, will capture fingerprints of candidates. Every candidate for this year’s examination will be biometrically verified,” Mr. Gbotoe is quoted as telling reporters.In a related development, WAEC said it would introduce closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, e-marking software to curb exam malpracticeWAEC has also stated that it has introduced the application of modern techniques such as computer-based testing, e-marking software, among others, to curb examination malpractice.The council says it will adopt the use of CCTV cameras in examination centers.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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Two life terms in 1988 revenge killing

first_imgPASADENA – Former motorsports promoter Michael Goodwin was sentenced Thursday to two consecutive life prison terms without possibility of parole after declaring in court that he did not murder former partner Mickey Thompson and the racing legend’s wife. “I can’t apologize because I’m not guilty of this crime,” Goodwin, 61, told the judge. He said the 1988 killings of Mickey and Trudy Thompson were “a tragedy.” He added, “The world lost an incredible inventor.” Goodwin offered condolences to Thompson’s sister, Collene Campbell, who had stood before him and declared him an evil killer in a statement asking for the toughest sentence, which the judge imposed. The Thompsons were shot to death while leaving their gated home in the San Gabriel Valley suburb of Bradbury. The killers, who came on bicycles, were never caught. Goodwin was a former business partner of Thompson, a high-profile motorsports figure who pursued land-speed records, drove everything from dragsters to midget cars, and promoted off-road racing. The prosecution said Goodwin sent hit men to kill the couple as revenge for a business deal that went sour and led to a legal judgment of more than $700,000 against Goodwin. After the sentencing, Campbell and Ivan “Ironman” Stewart, an off-road racing champ who credited his career to Thompson, stood outside the courthouse waving black-and-white checkered flags. Earlier, in her statement to the judge, Campbell referred to her nearly 19-year battle to bring the case to a close. “We are proud that, along with law enforcement, we were not intimidated and did not desert our fight to bring justice,” she said, becoming occasionally tearful as she spoke of the victims and the impact of their murders. “Michael Goodwin is a coward and a bully who hired and arranged for shooters to kill Mickey and Trudy, all for his self-indulgence, greed and to accomplish his desired sinful plan,” she said. “There is no doubt that our family has been subjected to evil at its worst by this now-convicted killer,” she said. As she spoke, Goodwin watched from the counsel table but showed no reaction. At the end of Campbell’s speech, Superior Court Judge Terri Schwartz said softly, “Your brother and sister-in-law were lucky to have had you.” Deputy Public Defender Elena Saris argued for a new trial on grounds the judge’s rulings denied Goodwin the chance to put on an adequate defense and that Goodwin’s right to a speedy trial had been denied. Prosecutor Alan Jackson argued that while the case was circumstantial, it was properly presented. The judge agreed on the circumstantial nature of the case but added, “the evidence was overwhelming. … I can say it was the appropriate verdict based on the evidence.” Saris said she would file a notice of appeal, and Goodwin said he would never give up the fight to prove that he did not commit the crime. “I won’t let it go ’til the day I die,” he said. Outside court, Campbell commented, “I just hope that he hurries up and dies.” Prosecutors said the case will remain open until the two shooters are caught.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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Modric v Ronaldo rematch as Ballon d’Or nominees unveiled

first_img0Shares0000Luka Modric has already beaten Cristiano Ronaldo to the FIFA best player award © AFP/File / Ben STANSALLPARIS, France, Oct 8 – FIFA best player of the year Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award after he was named Monday among 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or alongside the likes of ex-Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.Modric, a World Cup runner-up with Croatia, beat Juventus’ Ronaldo and Salah to win the FIFA prize last month after Messi was surprisingly left off the final three-man list. Ronaldo, currently facing allegations of rape dating back to 2009 that he strenuously denies, has already won the Ballon d’Or five times and is the current holder of the award. Messi has also won the award on five occasions.FIFA split from the Ballon d’Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards. The winner of the prestigious Ballon d’Or organised by France Football magazine will be announced on December 3.Real Madrid and Wales forward Gareth Bale and Manchester City’s Belgium midfielder Kevin De Bruyne also featured among a list of familiar names.Cristiano Ronaldo has won the award five times © AFP/File / Miguel MEDINABale, who scored two goals in Real’s triumph in the final of the Champions League against Liverpool including a spectacular overhead kick, is joined by club teammates Karim Benzema, Raphael Varane, Isco, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos.De Bruyne was nominated for helping City win the Premier League and Belgium reach the World Cup semi-finals.Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup winner with France and Europa League champion at Atletico Madrid, is nominated alongside international teammates, Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante, Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.Eden Hazard gives Chelsea another player in the running after starring alongside De Bruyne at the World Cup, with England’s Golden Boot winner Harry Kane also included.Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and PSG’s Neymar are nominated as are two other prolific South American strikers: Uruguayans Edinson Cavani of PSG and Luis Suarez of Barcelona.Liverpool’s Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino and Uruguay’s rugged defender Diego Godin of Atletico Madrid also got the nod.Four goalkeepers are also among the 30 — Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Real Madrid, Liverpool and Brazil stopper Alisson Becker, Tottenham’s France World Cup winner Hugo Lloris and Atletico’s Jan Oblak.Also making the cut are Juve’s Mario Mandzukic and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, while Barcelona are also represented by Croat defender Ivan Rakitic.– Lyon dominate women’s list –For the first time, a Ballon d’Or for women players will be awarded this year, with Champions League winners Lyon accounting for seven of the 15 nominees.France internationals Amandine Henry, Amel Majri and Wendie Renard are joined on the list by Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsan, England’s Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Japan defender Saki Kumagai.Brazil’s Marta, crowned best women’s player for a record sixth time at last month’s FIFA awards, is also in contention after her role in winning the Copa America.Other nominees are Pernille Harder, Lindsey Horan, Fran Kirby, Sam Kerr, Lieke Martens, Megan Rapinoe and Christine Sinclair.In another first, the best under-21 player will receive the Kopa Trophy. Kylian Mbappe, the Paris Saint-Germain striker who burst onto the global scene with his performances as France won the World Cup, is the favourite.The Ballon d’Or, which was first won by Englishman Stanley Matthews in 1956, is decided by a ballot of journalists from around the world.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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HERO SHAUN STILL DOESN’T KNOW WHO THE MEN ARE HE SAVED

first_imgA young Donegal man who plucked two drowning youths from the sea never found out who they were.A brave but very modest Shaun Haughey.Brave Shaun Haughey, 21, jumped into the waters at Lough Swilly off Rathmullan Pier after spotting the two young men in distress.The youths were part of a group of four men who were swimming at the pier. But strong currents at the notoriously dangerous swimming spot dragged the men several metres away from the pier.Two of the men managed to make it back safely to the pier but the other two began to go under the water.Friends of the men managed to throw them a lifebuoy but forgot to hold onto the rope and it floated away.Shaun was fishing off the pier with his girlfriend when the drama began to unfold. Without any thought for his own safety, Shaun stripped off his clothes and dived into the cold waters shortly after 9pm on Sunday night last.Gentle-giant Shaun managed to grapple with the two youths and was able to push them onto a moored boat and eventually to safety.Crowds cheered heroic Shaun, from the village of Drumkeen, as he emerged from the water.But when he went looking to check on the youths, they had disappeared.A modest Shaun said he was only doing his civic duty. The incident took place at Rathmullan PierIt later transpired that he hadn’t even told his family or friends about his actions which undoubtedly saved the lives of two young men.He went to work at Medisize medical company in Letterkenny and his friends were none the wiser that they were working alongside a real-life hero.“I just did what anybody else would have done. My instincts just kicked in and I was just so happy that I was able to get them out and that they were okay,” he said.And Shaun, who plays soccer for Glenree FC, said he certainly doesn’t want any recognition or reward for what he did. “I’m just glad the lads are okay. I didn’t even get to know who they were because they went away so quickly.“But they seemed okay and that’s all that matters really,” he said.* Are you one of the men Shaun saved and want to thank him. Contact info@donegaldaily.com.HERO SHAUN STILL DOESN’T KNOW WHO THE MEN ARE HE SAVED was last modified: August 29th, 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)last_img read more

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GREAT WALKING WEEKEND UNDERWAY IN FALCARRAGH AND GORTAHORK

first_imgThe Tullaghobegley Heritage Walking Weekend is underway in Falcarrach and Gortahork, with this year’s theme focusing on World War I and its connections with the parish of Cloughaneely.It is estimated that as many as 50 men from the parish fought in the War, with at least 24 of those losing their lives and many being buried in Flanders in Belgium.Events got underway last night with a Historical Tour of the area, led by Seosamh O’Ceallaigh. Tonight (Friday), Tommy Francis will give a historical talk on the links between the parish and World War I at An Seanbheairic in Falcarrach at 8.0pm. The four days of activities has developed from the original ‘Turas an tSleibhe’ (Mountain Walk) which is now in its 22nd year and still forms the centrepiece of the weekend, taking place on Sunday, May 3rd. Starting at Mín an Iolair, Gaoth Dobhair, the walk retraces the old pilgrim burial route and finishes at Tullaghobegley graveyard, outside Falcarrach.Buses will depart for Mín an Iolair from the Shamrock in Falcarrach @ 12 noon and from Ostan Loch Altan in Gortahork @ 12.15 and will be available again in the evening.Before that on Saturday, there are two walks – one challenging and one leisurely – so all walkers are catered for. Both will depart from An Seanbheairic at 10.30am.Further details for all events can be found at www.anfalcarrachlecheile.com   GREAT WALKING WEEKEND UNDERWAY IN FALCARRAGH AND GORTAHORK was last modified: May 2nd, 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:donegalFalcarraghgortahorkwalking weekendlast_img read more

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Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 9 — Men’s Basketball Beats Missouri State

first_imgThis was the Bulldogs’ first road win since January 28, 2015 and its first win in Springfield since 2001. Check back on July 3 as the No. 8 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Version Drake trailed by nine points with 13 minutes left in the second half but clawed away to pull within a point, 52-51, with 7:47 left on a T.J. Thomas jumper. The Bulldogs remained within striking distance until a jumper from Reed Timmer tied the contest at 64-64 with 1:43 remaining. Drake’s defense stepped up on the ensuing possessions with Graham Woodward thwarting Dequon Miller’s chance to win the game in regulation. The tandem of Woodward and Ore Arogundade held Miller to 5-of-18 shooting and 1-of-6 from the three-point arc. No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July.center_img Drake jumped in overtime with a three-point lead off of a basket by Nick McGlynn followed by a jumper by Woodward. The Bears then tied the game, 68-68, with 2:16 left in the overtime period. But this proved to be no threat for the Bulldogs as McGlynn answered with another basket followed by a drive from Timmer to give Drake a three-point lead with 16 seconds left. Strong defense on Drake’s part, especially from Arogundade and Woodward thwarted the Bears’ final second three-pointer attempts and preserved the Bulldogs’ win. Story Links The No. 9 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from the Drake men’s basketball team clinching a 72-71 road-win against Missouri State on January 24, 2017.We’ll have more tomorrow on what the locker room looks like after a huge road win. But for now … pic.twitter.com/HNhoHXMA85— Drake Basketball (@DrakeBulldogsMB) January 25, 2017last_img read more

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