Report: Male sports fans have big interest in women’s sports

first_imgNCAA: San Beda rips Benilde, clinches playoff for Final 4 bonus “This research not only illustrates the vast amount of people actively interested in women’s sports today, but also shines a spotlight on the significant commercial opportunities on the horizon,” said Lynsey Douglas, who led the team behind the 32-page report “The Rise of Women’s Sports.”“From equal pay to record audiences and new media deals, women’s sport is one of the fastest changing areas in the sports industry, and is more important now than ever before.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe landscape for women’s team sports has changed dramatically over the past few years, creating the potential to increase the cost of broadcasting rights and the pay of the athletes themselves. While tennis and golf have led the way for decades in the professionalization and commercialization of women’s sports, their counterparts in team sports have lagged far behind despite some exceptions, such as with soccer in the United States.That’s all changing though, particularly in soccer, with leagues around the world being established. The Women’s European Championship in 2017, for example, attracted a television audience of 150 million, according to Nielsen. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown “Building on this momentum, next year’s Women’s World Cup is set to engage on a large scale and represents a great platform for brands to stand out,” Douglas said.Nielsen found that of those people aware of next year’s eighth Women’s World Cup in France, 34 percent have already shown an interest. That’s not far off the 45 percent equivalent for this year’s men’s version in Russia, which was eventually won by France.With promotional campaigns still to come, Douglas said there is a “clear chance” to engage potential fans ahead of the tournament, which will be broadcast around the world. Major broadcasters, such as the BBC in Britain, TFI in France and Fox in the United States, will show extensive coverage of the competition.Nielsen’s research in the eight countries — Australia, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and the United States — involved 1,000 interviews per market, split between men and women between the ages of 16 and 69.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew FILE – In this Aug. 31, 2018, file photo, United States’ Crystal Dunn, right, prepares to strike the ball during the second half of an international friendly soccer match in Carson, Calif. Dunn is pragmatic about her shifting roles: Whatever helps get the U.S. women’s national team to next year’s World Cup in France is fine with her. Dunn plays midfielder for the North Carolina Courage, which just won the National Women’s Soccer League championship after a record breaking season. On Thursday, she moves to defense when national team opens the CONCACAF World Cup qualifying tournament with a match against Mexico in Cary, N.C. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)LONDON— Male sports fans make up more than half of the group of people with an interest in women’s sports, according to a report published Thursday by analysts Nielsen Sports.The report found that 84 percent of general sports fans in eight key markets around the world, including the United States and Britain, have an interest in women’s sports, and that 51 percent of those are male.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READlast_img read more

Agriculture Tops TU’s Graduate Lists

first_imgThe Tubman University in Harper City, Maryland County, on Tuesday May 31, graduated 218 students, who successfully completed their undergraduate studies covering a period of four years.Agriculture, among the five colleges, tops the number with 44 graduates.The university, which is the second government run tertiary institution in Liberia, is operating five colleges including Health Sciences, Education, Agriculture and Food Science, Management and Administration, and Engineering and Technology. This graduation exercise is the third since the institution began operation in September 2009, after the war that damaged all facilities on the campus.According to the Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the University, Dr. Emmet Dennis, the university started with 287 students in September 2009 and presently, it has an enrollment of about 1,195 students.He explained that this third commencement brought the number of graduates to 428 since 2009.Dr. Dennis praised outgoing president Dr. Elizabeth Davis Russell for her passion and dedication to uplifting the university from what he described as “ashes to excellence.”“In spite of infrastructural damage, Dr. Russell started classes with 287 students, renovated 13 of the 15 damaged buildings and constructed six new buildings, with 28 units,” he said.The institution was once known as “William V. S. Tubman College of Technology,” but upon the appointment of Dr. Russell as president, she lobbied for its elevation; and in 2010, it was enacted by the National Legislature as the second state run university.The orator, Dr. Bernice Bass De Martinez urged the graduating class to remain focused as graduation is only a stepping stone that leads to the next phase of learning.She explained that as graduates of the Tubman University, they are now charged with helping to make a positive difference in their own and the lives of others.“Support and contribute to all that make a positive advancement and bountiful future for Liberia regardless of where you go from here, where you work and where find yourselves,” she said.Dr. Bernice Bass Martinez, who served as the founding chair of the Tubman University Board, cautioned the graduates to make plans that will guide them in the next stage of their lives and set goals that they hope to achieve.“You need to establish a road map for yourselves, how you will travel throughout your lives, how you’re going to use the talents you acquired,” she added.“Life is like a journey, it includes planning a road map and planning to reach a destination.“What you have in your mind cannot be taken or stolen; you have the key and only you can share it. One could lose all of his or her earthly possessions, but cannot be robbed of his/her education.”She encouraged the graduates to focus and take their education seriously, adding, “Your education is and will always remain your greatest asset of possession.”Historically, Tubman University was the William V.S. Tubman College of Technology, but because the county lacked a higher institution of learning and many students found it difficult to leave Maryland to go to Monrovia, political leaders and other prominent citizens advocated for the establishment of a university in the region.Construction of the college began after the celebration of President Tubman’s 75th birth anniversary during the regime of President William R. Tolbert. TC began operation in August 1978 with the enrollment of 87 students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Skeletal remains found in mining camp

first_imgThe skeletal remains of a human were on Saturday evening discovered in a mining camp at Armu Backdam, Cuyuni River. The remains are suspected to be that of Royo Persaud, the owner of the mining camp.Guyana Times understands that the discovery was made by a 37-year-old man who had gone to the mining camp to check on Fraser since he was not seen for some time.Upon his arrival at the camp, the remains were found lying on the floor.The discovery was reported to the police and a team of investigators has since been dispatched to the location.last_img read more

Predicted Newcastle line-up v Spurs in the Capital One Cup: Youth v Experience?

first_imgMost likely to break into tonight’s side is Adam Armstrong. The 17-year-old started against both Manchester City and Crystal Palace, and Pardew has hinted he is in contention for a starting place.Another surprise inclusion in the squad could be 20-year-old defender Remie Streete. The youth academy product had his loan at Port Vale cut short earlier this season, and may slot into the back line with Daryl Janmaat suspended.Newcastle fans, how do you think you’ll line-up against Tottenham? Comment below… It’s been a long time since Newcastle fans have had a chance to celebrate cup success. A win tonight against Spurs would give the Magpies their first semi-final appearance since the 2004/05 FA Cup.But with the small matter of the Tyne-Wear derby at the end of the week, Alan Pardew has a selection headache, as he looks to balance the Geordie fans’ desire to beat their archrivals and end the 45-year wait for a trophy.Newcastle have already won twice on the road against Premier League opposition in their League Cup campaign, defeating Manchester City and Crystal Palace on their way to White Hart Lane.In both of those games, Pardew fielded fairly youthful sides but at this crucial stage in the tournament, how will his men line up in tonight’s game?How Newcastle Could Line Up With ExperienceNewcastle have won on both their previous league visits to White Hart Lane, but there was a good degree of luck involved in both games.Pardew knows just how important this game is to the Newcastle faithful and may choose to play his strongest side available, despite the Sunderland game looming. 1 Mike Williamson could be sidelined with a ‘slight problem’ and top scorer Papiss Cisse has a heavy cold, which means his involvement could well be from the bench.That could leave a starting place up front for Ayoze Perez, who scored against Spurs in the 2-1 victory earlier this season.The pace of Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran could well be utilized against Spurs’ fullbacks, and a timely return for Steven Taylor will sure up a defence that shipped four against Arsenal on Saturday.How Newcastle Could Line Up With YouthIt’s no secret that Mike Ashley prioritises the Premier League over cup competitions and there is a possibility that Newcastle may give a few wildcard places to some of their younger players, with Sunderland on the horizon.center_img 1 1last_img read more

Milford face Aodh Ruadh in Intermediate Championship Semi Final

first_imgFEATURES: Na Galloglaigh  deafeat Naomh Brid advancing to semi final against  Aodh RuadhAfter defeating Naomh Brid in the last round the Seniors will now take on Aodh Ruadh of Ballyshannon in the semi final. Aodh Ruadh are flying high in Division 3 and have already secured promotion to Division 2, and the last time the sides met it was Aodh Ruadh knocking Na Galloglaigh out of last years Championship at the quarter final stage. Venue is yet to be confirmed for this game but it is hoped there will be as much support as possible there to get behind the lads on Saturday morning.*Intermediate Championship*CLG BnaG 2-12 Naomh Brid 1-12Truth be told it wasn’t a great game of football on Saturday but nevertheless the boys find themselves in a Championship semi final with a good win over Naomh Brid. The conditions were not their usual best in Convoy and a hungry and aggressive Ballintra outfit prevented Na Galloglaigh from getting into their usual rhythm. Naomh Brid started the better and went 0-3 to 0-1 up before Na Galloglaigh hit bit of a purple match in the second period of the half. One of the points was a monster free from Gary Merritt which seen the boys race into a 0-7 to 0-3 lead before Naomh Brid clawed their way back to just two at the break, 0-7 to 0-5. The second half was fairly tit for tat before a Kyle Black goal gave the boys a little breathing room, but again Naomh Brid fought back. It was a huge couple of minutes midway through the half that determined the outcome of the match. First of all a mix up in the Na Galloglaigh defence saw them concede a goal which put Brid ahead, but moments later the Ballintra men were reduced to 14 when their midfielder received a second yellow. A mere handful of moments after this a mix up in the Naomh Brid saw Pauric Curley fire home to the net from close range. The boys worked hard to keep their lead from here in and stretched it to 4 points before Naomh Brid finished the scoring to leave it a 2-12 to 1-12 victory to Na Galloglaigh. There was great support for the boys once again today and hopefully it will be there again for the semi final next weekend.Team: Caolan Mc Gettigan, Gary Merritt (0-2), Barry McNulty, Tj Evesson, PJ Hagan, Paddy Peoples, Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (0-1), Joey Cullen, Cathal Mc Gettigan (0-3), Pauric Curley (1-0), David Curley (0-1), Kyle Black (1-2), Christopher Barrett (0-2), Darragh Black (0-1). Subs: Sean Black for Logue (42m), Anthony Fisher for P. Curley (50m), Gavin Grier for Hagan (58m), Cormac Friel, Kieran Sheridan, Enda McHugh, Brandon Toye, Paul Sweeney, Dean Burgess, Caolan Bolton, Conor McNulty, Kane Barrett*Reserve Championship*CLG BnaG 2-15 Naomh Columba 0-7Our Reserves advanced to the semi final of the Championship with a comprehensive win over Glencolumbcille in Convoy. They played some of their best football of the season and dominated from start to finish. They got off to a perfect start when their first attack resulted in a penalty when one of the Glen defenders picked the ball off the ground inside the small square. Paul Fisher stepped up to convert to the bottom corner. Kieran Gorman broke from midfield and followed up with a point soon after. Glen got their first point from a free, and then added a second from play, but Na Galloglaigh responded with points from half backs Dean Burgess and Kieran Sheridan before Martin Doyle scored a goal with a brilliant finish.Again Glen responded with points to reduce the deficit to 4 at half time. Na Galloglaigh dominated the second half with midfield duo of Paul Sweeney and Gorman winning almost every kickout. This laid the platform for constant attacks and Na Galloglaigh outscored their opponents 11 to 1 in a comprehensive performance. It was a great team performance with 9 different scorers and confidence will be high going into next weeks semi final.Team: Sean Gallagher, Matthew Stewart, Paul Grier. Cormac Friel, Kieran Sheridan (0-2), Enda McHugh (0-1), Dean Burgess (0-1), Paul Sweeney, Kieran Gorman (0-2), Ryan Ferry, Caolan Bolton, Ciaran McHugh (0-1), Gary Helferty (0-2), Marty Doyle (-1), Paul Fisher (1-4). Subs: Patrick Ferry for Stewart (43m), James Whelan (0-1) & James Doyle for Helferty & R. Ferry (47m), Emmet Conaghan for C. McHugh (50m), Sean McHugh for M. Doyle (53m), Nigel Black *U13 A Northern Final*For the first time in 8 years the Club will have a team competing in an ‘A’ Northern Final in when our U13s take on St Eunans this weekend. The time and venue for this game has yet to be confirmed so please stay tuned to the clubs social media pages for confirmation.*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-4-19-22. No jackpot winner, 4 match 3 winners, win €20 each. Tony & Anne Helferty, Noelle Toye, Tony McGettigan, and Gary Helferty. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,220.*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Nigel Black (086-8128869) or Aidan Cannon (087-6784787)*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2016 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:Milford face Aodh Ruadh in Intermediate Championship Semi Final was last modified: September 28th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAIntermediate Championship Semi FinalNa GalloglaighNaomh BridSportlast_img read more


first_imgTHE good people at Finn Valley AC hosted the Medjugorge Youth Pilgrimage 5k this evening and there was a fantastic turn-out for the well organised event.There were hundreds of runners and walkers.The runners and their times are all below: Medjugorge Youth Pilgrimage 5k2013 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 300 16.17 Gearl Gallagher SM Finn Valley A C 2 299 16.17 Dean Toland SM Finn Valley A C3 392 17.44 Martin Irwin SM Finn Valley A C4 347 18.00 Shane Gallagher SM Individual5 462 18.04 Liam Murray SM Individual6 388 19.03 Brendan Irwin SM Finn Valley A C 7 464 19.17 Michael Penrose M45 Finn Valley A C8 432 19.34 Kieran Callghan SM Individual9 422 19.42 Noleen Porter W45 Finn Valley A C10 428 20.02 Warren Blackurn SM Convoy 11 348 20.47 Caolan McDermott Boys 16 Individual12 450 20.55 Mark McCafferty M45 Finn Valley A C13 399 21.04 Liam McGinty SM Finn Valley A C14 384 21.29 Andy Scanlon M45 Finn Valley A C15 391 21.31 Seamus Curran M45 Finn Valley A C16 451 21.34 Brendan Patton M45 Finn Valley A C17 286 21.35 Gavin Toner SM Individual18 1013 21.43 Paddy Hannigan M45 Individual19 390 21.45 Duane Long SM Finn Valley A C20 463 21.46 Terry McDevitt SM Individual21 398 21.50 Declan Carlin SM Finn Valley A C22 409 21.51 Kathleen McNulty SW Individual23 383 21.51 Charmine O Brien SW Finn Valley A C24 341 22.12 Noreen Bonner W45 Finn Valley A C25 382 22.30 Karen Duffger SW Finn Valley A C26 298 22.44 Pat McCrudden M45 Finn Valley A C27 1017 22.52 Steven McPhelimny M45 Individual28 433 22.55 Eugene McGinley M45 Individual29 434 22.55 Kevin Doherty SM Individual30 401 22.58 Sinead Gallagher Girls 16 Finn Valley A C31 468 23.03 Danny McDermott SM Individual32 338 23.05 Daniella Jansen Girls 16 Finn Valley A C33 1016 23.07 James McGuire M45 Finn Valley A C34 336 23.24 Anne Marie Daltan SW Finn Valley A C35 397 23.24 Catherine Dooher SW Finn Valley A C36 465 23.27 Michael McGinley M45 Individual37 447 23.36 Liam McMullan SM Individual38 441 23.43 Mark Connolly M45 Finn Valley A C39 396 23.43 Samantha Wilkinson SW Finn Valley A C40 394 23.44 Philip Brown SM Individual41 430 23.47 Shaun O Donnell M45 Individual42 495 23.52 Seamus Gallen M45 Individual43 424 23.58 Iggy Housten M45 Individual44 423 23.59 Joe McNulty SM Individual45 438 24.01 Don Smith M45 Individual46 454 24.16 Brendan McElhinney SM Individual47 437 24.36 Paul Smith SM Individual48 287 24.41 Shaun Toner SM Individual49 453 24.45 James Brown M45 Individual50 429 24.45 Mark Glen SM Convoy51 292 24.49 Noel Duffy SM Individual52 472 24.57 Sharon Hamilton SW Finn Valley A C53 400 25.28 Joanne Campell SW Individual54 395 25.31 Paul McCrory SM Individual55 1006 25.34 Francheska Patton SW Individual56 345 25.38 Gemma Mc Glinchey SW Individual57 1004 25.55 Olivia Gillen SW Convoy58 475 26.00 Bernie McMenamin SW Finn Valley A C59 297 26.08 Joseph Mulhern SM Individual60 478 26.25 Bernie McGuire SW Finn Valley A C61 404 26.42 Elaine Grant SW Finn Valley A C62 405 26.42 John Grant SM Finn Valley A C63 436 26.45 FinoulA Crawford SW Finn Valley A C64 427 26.46 Liam Deeney SM Convoy65 417 27.24 Eileen Morning W45 Individual66 412 27.26 Conor McGurk Boys 16 Individual67 1040 27.29 Leona McGee SW Finn Valley A C68 337 27.49 Paula Jansen SW Finn Valley A C69 477 27.57 Barry Duffy SM Finn Valley A C70 1031 28.34 Cora Harvey SW Finn Valley A C71 1055 28.48 Jamie o Donnell Boys 16 Finn Valley A C72 1005 28.53 Paula O Donnell SW Finn Valley A C73 389 29.10 Tina McGlynn SW Finn Valley A C74 473 29.12 Marie Gallagher SW Finn Valley A C75 485 29.21 Shauna Carlin SW Individual76 1003 29.21 Claire Irwin SW Individual77 1021 29.25 Gearldine rowne W45 Finn Valley A C78 418 29.26 Sheral Hetherington W45 Individual79 1037 30.01 Daniel Gordan Boys 16 Finn Valley A C80 455 30.16 Barry O Donnell SM Convoy81 482 30.18 Fauencha Dorrian SW Individual82 498 30.20 Frances Spencer SW Individual83 499 30.21 Grainnes McElhinney SW Individual84 435 30.22 John Quinn SM Convoy85 460 30.28 Nicola Kee SW Finn Valley A C86 497 30.29 Carmel oland W45 Finn Valley A C87 1054 30.38 Claire McGirr Girls 16 Individual88 1044 30.58 Niamh Harkin W45 Individual89 452 30.59 John Mailey SM Convoy90 1011 30.59 Emma McCreery SW Convoy91 442 31.12 Victoria Kelly SW Convoy92 443 31.12 CarolAnn Scott SW Convoy93 446 31.24 Delina Laird SW Convoy94 440 31.24 Loretta Devenny W45 Individual95 431 31.48 Mary O Donnell W45 Individual96 413 32.00 Nadia McGee SW Individual97 386 32.07 Aine McHugh SW Individual98 406 32.09 Darragh Scott Boys 16 Letterkenny A C99 1010 33.36 CorA Kilpatrick SW Convoy100 289 33.41 Mary kate O Hara SW Individual101 349 33.46 Ursala Chaney SW Individual102 496 33.58 Eirin Gallen Boys 16 Individual103 439 34.01 Susan Dohetry W45 Finn Valley A C104 393 34.05 Mark Brown Boys 16 Individual105 445 34.17 Grainne O Donnell SW Convoy106 387 34.18 Maeve Moss SW Individual107 385 34.18 Edele Slevin SW Individual108 1030 34.37 Nadia Makhurella SW Individual109 426 35.02 Megan McClean Girls 16 Individual110 419 35.08 Chloe Hetherington W45 Individual111 466 36.10 Claire Kelly SW Individual112 1009 37.49 Jacinta Mcride SW Convoy113 410 38.27 Roisin McGurk SW Individual114 411 38.27 Ed Mc Gurk SM Individual115 449 39.14 Conal Brennan SM Individual116 448 39.14 Rosealeen Lynch SW Individual117 294 40.06 Denise Harley W45 Individual118 293 40.07 Martin Harley M45 Individual119 1033 40.15 Alesha McConnell SW Individual120 346 40.19 Louise Cullen SW Individual121 476 41.02 Amanda Duffy SW Finn Valley A C122 1032 41.07 caoimhe mcconnell SW Individual123 342 41.12 Sarah O Hanlon SW Individual124 1022 41.21 Carl radley SM Individual125 339 41.22 Siohan Gallagher SW Finn Valley A C126 1049 42.04 Joseph Foy Boys 16 Individual127 470 42.46 Shaun Sweeney Boys 16 Individual128 471 42.47 Eileen Sweeney Girls 16 Individual129 340 43.15 Louise Doherty SW Finn Valley A C130 1046 43.16 Bronagh Sweeney SW Individual131 469 43.47 Sarah Sweeney SW Individual132 1015 44.16 Seamus McMenaim M45 Individual133 1018 44.17 Kieran Kelly M45 Finn Valley A C134 332 44.18 Patrick Gallen SM Individual135 333 44.19 Stephanie Gallen Girls 16 Individual136 334 44.20 Patrick JNR Gallen Boys 16 Individual137 415 45.00 Leanne Quinn SW Individual138 416 45.00 Ashleen Temple SW Individual139 344 45.18 Susan O Hanlon W45 Individual140 343 45.18 Laura O Hanlon SW Individual141 1051 47.02 Liam Foy Boys 16 Individual142 1048 47.02 Sheena Foy SW Individual143 1047 47.02 Tony Foy SM Individual144 1050 47.02 Maria Foy Girls 16 Individual145 1028 47.07 bridget Gillespie W45 Individual146 1027 47.08 Eileen Brown W45 Individual147 1045 47.50 mary Harkin W45 Individual148 1052 47.51 Patrick mcNamee M45 Individual149 1053 47.53 Ciaran McNamee Boys 16 Individual150 335 47.54 Dolores Doherty W45 Individual151 461 47.55 Mary Bruton W45 Individual152 481 47.56 John Gillespie SM Individual153 479 47.58 David Gillespie Boys 16 Individual154 488 48.25 John Guthrie M45 Individual155 1008 48.25 Mary McCrory SW Individual156 1007 48.25 Willie Arthur M45 Individual157 490 48.37 Kieran Dolan Boys 16 Individual158 487 48.38 Patrica Guthrie W45 Individual159 492 48.40 Maureen Long W45 Individual160 489 48.41 Oisin Guthrie Boys 16 Individual161 491 48.42 Ann McGowan W45 Individual162 1025 48.43 Saoirse Doherty Girls 16 Individual163 1024 48.45 Melaine Doherty SW Individual164 1023 48.46 Aileen Duffy SW Individual165 1038 48.49 MarySue Byrne SW Individual166 1039 48.50 Nuala Byrne SW Individual167 474 48.51 Teresa Hamilton SW Finn Valley A C168 407 48.52 Jordyn McNulty Girls 16 Finn Valley A C169 457 49.01 Aine Bogle Girls 16 Individual170 459 49.02 Chloe McMenamin Girls 16 Individual171 456 49.03 Sinead McCroary SW Individual172 458 49.13 Aby Presten Girls 16 Individual173 444 49.13 Lorna Lavina W45 Individual174 402 49.15 Frances Doherty W45 Individual175 486 49.15 Maureen Houston SW Individual176 331 49.18 Janette Gallen SW Individual177 420 49.37 Betty Patton W45 Individual178 1035 49.38 Rebecca Gordan Girls 16 Individual179 1034 50.37 Dara McConnell Boys 16 Individual180 1020 50.38 Catherine McNamee SW Individual181 1019 51.28 Rosemry mcNamee W45 Individual182 467 51.34 Roseleen McCool W45 Individual183 484 51.45 Tar Burke Girls 16 Individual184 295 51.45 Hannah Harley Girls 16 Individual185 296 52.08 Kim Harley SW Individual186 500 52.09 Peter Gallinagh M45 Individual187 1043 52.16 Catherine Rooney SW Individual188 1029 52.17 Grace O Donnell SW Individual189 1036 52.19 Eithell Gordan W45 Individual190 291 52.19 Michael O Hara SM Individual191 425 53.43 Josephine McClean SW Individual192 483 53.43 Maria Burke W45 Individual193 494 54.12 Anne Foy W45 Individual194 493 54.13 Liam Foy SM Individual195 1014 54.16 Breedge Doherrty W45 Individual196 1026 54.17 Michelle O Donnell SW Individual197 403 54.18 Muriel Quigley SW Individual198 1042 57.12 Rosemary Gallinagh W45 Individual199 1041 57.12 Shaun Murray SM IndividualTotal Runners: 199 RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE MEDJUGORGE YOUTH PILGRIMAGE 5K was last modified: June 8th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:RESULTS: WHERE DID YOU COME IN THE MEDJUGORGE YOUTH PILGRIMAGE 5Klast_img read more

Bulldogs And Bears To Tangle Sunday Afternoon

first_img Drake Game Notes Following Sunday’s game, the Bulldogs remain home to host Evansville Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Print Friendly Version ESPN3 Live Audio Live Stats Buy Tickets center_img The Drake University men’s basketball returns to the Knapp Center, where it is 7-1 this season, to begin a two-game MVC homestand starting with Missouri State Sunday at 3 p.m. The game will serve as the Bulldogs’ annual ‘Hometown Heroes Game’ as the team honors and recognizes local law enforcement, fire, EMS and military personnel. General admission tickets are also available for as low as $5 by using the promo code FRIGID, in refleciton of this weekend’s weather, at Bulldogs are coming off their 13th win of the season with a 17-point win at Bradley to mark the team’s second-biggest margin of victory in a conference road game in the last decade. However, large leads have been rare against Missouri State, Drake has won three of the last five meetings with Missouri State but those games have been decided by a total of 13 points. Drake senior Nick McGlynn is averaging 18.0 points and 9.6 rebounds per game in MVC action to lead the league in both categories. He has had three double-doubles in five conference games including 19 points and 11 boards at Bradley. Story Links On the perimeter, Brady Ellingson leads the league in three-point shooting in league action by shooting 17-of-31 from the arc (.548). D.J. Wilkins trails closely with 12 three-pointers in league games to rank fourth in makes. Wilkins has scored in double-figures in seven-straight games. As a team, Drake has made 10 or more three-pointers in 10 games this season to average 9.5 three-pointers per game to rank 39th nationally.last_img read more

Doherty urges Government to intervene as vet shortage hits Donegal farmers

first_imgDeputy Pearse Doherty is calling on the Government to do more to help Donegal farmers experiencing difficulties accessing veterinary services.His comments come as the sector continues to grapple with an acute shortage of suitably qualified vets which is leading to succession issues in many rural practices.The Donegal TD, who is expected to raise the issue with the Minister in the Dáil later this week, said a chronic shortage of vets across Donegal and indeed across huge swaths of rural Ireland is creating huge problems for our farming communities. “Many farmers here have gotten in contact with me over the past number of months to express their great frustration at being unable to access veterinary services or even make contact with a vet as practitioners here are fleeing the industry in their droves.“It’s understood that many young vets are reluctant to take up posts in rural practices because of longer working weeks, rostering issues, unattractive salaries and an absence of upskilling opportunities.“Similarly, many vets are being put off setting up here due to the high costs involved in financing the purchase of a practice and the increased overheads of running the business.“This landscape is leading to succession issues in many rural practices and over the last few months we’ve actually seen a number of practices close across the county. “One local suckler farmer I meet recently said to me when discussing the issue that he couldn’t find a vet to call out to his farm for ‘neither love nor money’, such is the scale of the problem facing Donegal’s farmers.“And farmers could face further difficulties when trying to avail of veterinary services or getting vets to call out to their farm owing to Brexit.“This is because as part of the government’s contingency planning, the Department has invited vets to register for Border Inspection Posts at several of our ports and, given the number of vets which may take up these new roles, this could exacerbate the shortage of large-animal specialists even further.”He added that many of the farmers he has spoken with in recent weeks are also saying that the shortage is pushing up vet fees and that they are seriously struggling to meet those costs, with out-of-hour call outs now costing some farmers hundreds of euro.He said “This is why this week in the Dáil I will be asking the Minister to outline what measures he will now take to urgently address this alarming situation being experienced by many rural farmers, and to give details of what supports the Department will make available to ensure that rural farms have access to proper veterinary services going forward.” Doherty urges Government to intervene as vet shortage hits Donegal farmers was last modified: April 2nd, 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:calldonegalPearse Dohertyvetlast_img read more

QPR v Leeds: Henry starts for Rangers

first_imgKarl Henry replaces Tom Carroll in QPR’s midfield for the game against Leeds, while young defender Jamie Sendles-White is on the bench.The visitors make a change up front, with loan signing Connor Wickham handed a debut.QPR: Green, Hughes, Onuoha, Dunne, Hill, Traore, Jenas, Henry, Hoilett, Morrison, Doyle.Subs: Murphy, Keane, Yun, Carroll, Benayoun, Sendles-White, Maiga.Leeds: Butland, Peltier, Lees, Pearce, Warnock, Murphy, Austin, Stewart, Kebe, Wickham, McCormack.Subs: Smith, Hunt, Mowatt, Byram Wootton, Brown, Cairns.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

South Africa’s visa rules ‘updated for security, efficiency’

first_img15 July 2014 South Africa’s new immigration rules will allow for more efficient issuing of visas and easier sourcing of critical skills from overseas, while reducing the country’s vulnerability to the security threats of the modern world, Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said in Cape Town on Tuesday. Gigaba was speaking during his department’s budget vote debate in Parliament, a day after the official opening of the new Johannesburg Visa Facilitation Centre, one of 11 new visa facilitation centres designed to efficiently implement the country’s new immigration rules. The rules, which came into effect in May, include the requirements that visa applications be made by applicants in person – so that biometric data (fingerprints and photographs) can reliably be collected – and that minors travel with their own passports as well as unabridged birth certificates. Immigration practitioners and other representatives of the tourism sector have expressed concern about the potential effect of the new rules on South Africa’s tourism industry.No ‘Afro-phobic’ agenda at play Gigaba rejected these concerns on Tuesday, saying: “Opportunistically, South Africa is being advised to drop or relax visa requirements in a world where they are required of South Africans when travelling abroad and where security has become a matter of global concern. “We reject with contempt any suggestion that these regulations are part of an ‘Afrophobic’ agenda to keep Africans – or any nationality, for that matter – out of South Africa.” Gigaba said South Africa had not terminated any visa waiver agreements it currently enjoyed with other countries, and was keen to forge more such agreements “as we are satisfied that more African countries are conducting civic registration of their nationals”.‘Now easier to attract critical skills’ Further, he said, the new immigration regulations would make it easier for South Africa to attract the critical skills it needed from overseas, as foreign nationals with such skills could now be granted a critical skills visa even without having a job, allowing them to enter the country and seek work for up to 12 months. “For some time now, business stakeholders have been asking for families of workers to be considered as a unit, an international best practice which the new regulations now include,” Gigaba added. “These specific improvements, and our commitment to responsiveness to business needs in general, will make it easier for South Africa to attract the critical skills and investment our economy needs.”New visa facilitation centres Speaking at the opening of the new visa facilitation centre in Johannesburg on Monday, Gigaba said the centre, along with 10 others across the country, would efficiently implement the new immigration rules while making life easier for foreign tourists, business people, workers or students who need extended or altered visas within a short space of time. VFS Global, a specialist service provider for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, has been contracted to automate and run the visa application process, including managing the call centre and the 11 facilitation centres spread across South Africa’s nine provinces. Foreigners in South Africa who, for example, need to extend their temporary residence visas for study or work, can now apply online and set up an appointment before visiting the nearest facilitation centre to submit their personal biometrics (fingerprints and photographs). Handling and visa fees will all be paid electronically. “All of this constitutes a radical departure from the existing mode of manual application processes that are responsible for inefficiencies within the permitting environment, creating massive inconveniences to clients,” Gigaba said, adding that results were already starting to show. “Where previously our eight-week turnaround time was frequently missed, already applicants who applied for visas and permits in mid-June are beginning to receive decisions. An indication of the enthusiastic response to the new system is that 4 000 applications were received in June alone.”Standard practice abroad Although VFS Global will be responsible for processing visa applications, the decision to approve or reject applications still lies with the Department of Home Affairs. “We exercise full control over the decision-making processes to ensure that our national interests and security imperatives are served at all times,” Gigaba said. The department has already introduced such centres in a number of its high-volume missions abroad – including its missions in China, Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria – where it had previously struggled to cut down on long queues and long turn-around times. “While we remain committed to helping the country create a climate conducive for investment and to assist in bringing critical skills to contribute to economic development, it remains critical for us as a country to upgrade security, in the interest of our citizens and foreign nationals in the country, as is the case everywhere else in the world,” Gigaba said. He urged visa applicants “to bear with us, as this system is still new and is bound to confront some technical glitches. This is only natural, and with time it will be addressed and everyone will be happy.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more