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first_imgThe Lumberjacks are picked to finish first in the conference, according to the preseason poll voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors. Last season, New Orleans spoiled SFA’s run for a fifth straight regular season Southland championship and fourth-straight tournament title. FRISCO, Texas – The 54th season of Southland Conference men’s basketball tips off Friday when Central Arkansas takes on No. 24 Baylor in Waco, Texas, on Fox Sports Southwest, and Lamar contests at Tulsa. Both games are scheduled for a noon start. Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks – Preseason Ranking: 1; 2016-17 Record/Place: 18-15 (12-6 SLC), T-2ndHead coach Kyle Keller returns four starters to his lineup in preseason all-conference automatic selection junior forward T.J. Holyfield, senior forward Leon Gilmore III and senior guards Ivan Canete and Ty Charles. Holyfield averaged 11.7 points per game along with 7.2 rebounds per game a season ago to earn all-conference honors. The Lumberjacks own the nation’s second best home-court winning percentage over the last five years (.959, 71-3 record).Season opener – Saturday at Longwood – 2 p.m. – Farmville, Va.Conference opener – Dec. 28 at Southeastern Louisiana – 7 p.m. – Hammond, La.Lamar Cardinals – Preseason Ranking: 2; 2016-17 Record/Place: 19-15 (10-8 SLC), T-5thSenior forward Colton Weisbrod highlights a Lamar squad that returns its most veteran lineup since its 2012 NCAA Tournament run. Weisbrod, a 2016-17 All-Conference First Team selection and automatic pick to this season’s preseason all-conference team, ranked seventh in the league for scoring (15.1 ppg) and third in rebounding (8.1 rpg) last season. The Cardinals are seeking their first back-to-back trip to the Southland postseason since the 2006-07 and 07-08 seasons.Season opener – Friday at Tulsa – Noon – Tulsa, Okla.Conference opener – Dec. 28 vs. Houston Baptist – 7 p.m. – Beaumont, TexasSoutheastern Louisiana Lions – Preseason Ranking: 3; 2016-17 Record/Place: 16-16, (9-9 SLC), 7thSoutheastern Louisiana brings back four of its top five scorers from last season, including a Southland preseason all-conference selection in junior guard Marlain Veal. The Lions also return three players from injury, most noticeably senior forward Jordan Capps who was averaging 22 points and 8.4 rebounds before being sidelined after the second game of the season.Season opener – Friday vs. Centenary – 7:30 p.m. – Hammond, La.Conference opener – Dec. 28 vs. Stephen F. Austin – 7 p.m. – Hammond, La.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders – Preseason Ranking: 4; 2016-17 Record/Place: 24-11 (12-6 SLC), T-2ndTexas A&M-Corpus Christi looks to build upon a 2016-17 season that saw the team become the first Southland team to reach the final of a postseason tournament, falling two points shy to St. Peter’s in the 2017 Postseason Tournament title game. The Islanders will have to replace forward Rashawn Thomas, who led the league in points (22.5 ppg) and rebounds (9.0) his senior season. Senior guard Joseph Kilgore of Houston returns to the lineup, averaging 10.9 points last season and most recently dropping 35 points in Corpus Christi’s preseason exhibition against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Nov. 2.Season opener – Friday vs. Our Lady of the Lake – 7:30 p.m. – Corpus Christi, TexasConference opener – Dec. 28 at Central Arkansas – 7 p.m. – Conway, Ark.Sam Houston State Bearkats – Preseason Ranking: 5; 2016-17 Record/Place: 21-13 (10-8 SLC), T-5thSam Houston State returns two of its top three scorers from last season in preseason all-conference guard John Dewey III and senior forward Christopher Galbreath, Jr., while looking to replace three players – Aurimas Majauskas, Dakarai Henderson and Paul Baxter – who graduated this past May, each scoring more than 1,000 points in their careers. Head Coach Jason Hooten, who is 13 wins shy of the 150 career mark, saw his team lead the Southland in field goal percentage defense a season ago. This was the second time in the last three seasons the Kats have led in that category.Season opener – Saturday vs. UT Tyler – 6:30 p.m. – Huntsville, TexasConference opener – Dec. 30 at Abilene Christian – 7:30 p.m. – Abilene, TexasNew Orleans Privateers – Preseason Ranking: 6; 2016-17 Record/Place: 20-12 (13-5 SLC), 1stNew Orleans, coming off its first trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament in 21 seasons, is backed by preseason all-conference selection senior forward Travin Thibodeaux and senior forward Makur Puou after the graduation of 2016-17 Southland Player of the Year Erik Thomas. The defending regular and tournament champions led the league last season in field goal percentage (.473), three-point field goal percentage (.316) and assists (15.7 per game). Reigning Southland Coach of the Year Mark Slessinger signed a seven-year contract extension in the offseason as the Privateers search for their fourth-straight trip to the Southland Tournament.Season opener – Friday at St. John’s (Fox College Sports) – 6 p.m. – Queens, N.Y.Conference opener – Dec. 28 vs. Abilene Christian – 7 p.m. – New Orleans, La.Abilene Christian Wildcats – Preseason Ranking: 7; 2016-17 Record/Place: 13-16 (7-11 SLC), T-8thIn its first season of NCAA Division I postseason eligibility, Abilene Christian will look to its three “Js” – juniors Jaylen Franklin and Jaren Lewis and sophomore Jalone Friday – to lead the team to its first Southland Tournament. Franklin and Friday were selected to the preseason all-conference teams as the Wildcats are the only team in the league with two selections to the preseason honors.Season opener – Friday vs. Randall – 7:30 p.m. – Abilene, TexasConference opener – Dec. 28 at New Orleans – 7 p.m. – New Orleans, La.Northwestern State Demons – Preseason Ranking: 8 – 2016-17 Record/Place: 13-16 (7-11 SLC), T-8thNorthwestern State returns three of its top five scorers from last season in junior center Ishmael Lane and senior guards Devonte Hall and Iziahiah Sweeney. The Demons also bring back the school’s career leader in assists and three-pointers in Jalan West, who has missed the past two seasons due to knee injuries. In Northwestern State’s exhibition game against Grambling, West netted 20 points as all 11 players scored for Head Coach Mike McConathy’s squad.Season opener – Friday at Texas – 7 p.m. (Longhorn Network) – Austin, TexasConference opener – Dec. 28 at Nicholls – 7 p.m. – Thibodeaux, La.Houston Baptist Huskies – Preseason Ranking: 9; 2016-17 Record/Place: 17-14 (12-6 SLC), T-2ndHouston Baptist advanced to the Postseason Tournament for the second-straight year this past season. The Huskies have improved in each season as a member of the Southland, posting a better record than the previous year since 2013-14. They lost five seniors from a season ago, including All-Southland Second Team selections Colter Lasher and Reveal Chukwujeku, but return senior center Josh Ibarra and junior point guard Braxton Bonds. The tandem combined to start 60 games last season. Ibarra, who was named to the preseason all-conference team, has a chance to finish his career as the program’s all-time leader in shooting percentage (currently at .614; the record is .616).Season opener – Friday at Providence – 6 p.m. (Fox Sports Network) – Providence, R.I.Conference opener – Dec. 28 at Lamar – 7 p.m. – Beaumont, TexasNicholls Colonels – Preseason Ranking: 10; 2016-17 Record/Place: 14-17 (7-11 SLC), T-8thSecond-year head coach Richie Riley welcomes six newcomers from Division I programs, including Legend Robertin who Riley first recruited to Clemson when Robertin was the No. 2 ranked junior college prospect. Riley also adds three freshmen to a roster that features just three returnees: senior guards Jahvaughn Powell (11.9 ppg), Lafayette Rutledge (10.9 ppg) and Stevie Repichowski (7.4 ppg).Season opener – Friday at UTRGV – 7 p.m. – Edinburg, TexasConference opener – Dec. 28 vs. Northwestern State – 7 p.m. – Thibodeaux, La.Central Arkansas Bears – Preseason Ranking: 11; 2016-17 Record/Place: 8-24 (7-11 SLC), T-8thGuard Jordan Howard returns to Central Arkansas for his senior season, looking to lead the Bears to their first consecutive trip to the Southland Conference Tournament in program history. The preseason first team selection and school career leader in three-pointers made enters the campaign after a season that saw him average 19.5 points per game. The Bears also return senior guard and forward Mathieu Kamba, who averaged 13.6 points and 6.7 rebounds per game in his junior season.Season opener – Friday at Baylor (Fox Sports Southwest) – Noon – Waco, TexasConference opener – Dec. 28 vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – 7 p.m. – Conway, Ark.UIW Cardinals – Preseason Ranking: 12 – 2016-17 Record/Place: 12-17 (7-11 SLC), T-8thUIW enters its first season eligible for Southland and NCAA Division I postseason play. The Cardinals lost four letterwinners but return Newcomer of the Year, Jalin Hart, and 2016-17 All-Southland honorable mention selections, junior forward Simi Socks and Shawn Johnson. Head Coach Ken Burmeister faces the program’s most difficult non-conference schedule with trips to national runner-up Gonzaga on Nov. 29 and Florida on Dec. 22 on the team’s slate.Season opener – Friday vs. Southeastern – 7 p.m. – San AntonioConference opener – Dec. 28 at McNeese – 6:30 p.m. – Lake Charles, La.McNeese Cowboys – Preseason Ranking: 13 – 2016-17 Record/Place: 7-22 (4-14 SLC), 13thThis season will mark the final campaign at Burton Coliseum for McNeese. The Cowboys return four of their top five scorers from last season, including leading scorer Kaleb Ledoux, who was the first freshman since Joe Dumars to lead the team in scoring after netting 11.9 points per game. McNeese returns leading rebounder Stephen Ugochukwu who averaged 8.0 rebounds a game last season.Season opener – Friday at Houston (ESPN3) – 7 p.m. – HoustonConference opener – Dec. 28 vs. UIW – 6:30 p.m. – Lake Charles, La.Each game is listed in Central Time The Southland Conference Basketball Tournament returns to the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, on March 7-10, 2018. This is the 11th consecutive tournament at the venue. Eleven teams begin their campaign Friday while preseason favorite Stephen F. Austin takes on Longwood at 2 p.m. Saturday. Sam Houston State is the last team to get its season started with a 6:30 p.m. tipoff Saturday against UT Tyler.last_img read more

first_imgMOST READ Tolentino added 24 points.BanKo-Perlas showed no signs of slowing down, beating Adamson-Akari, 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-16, to stretch its win run to three, three days after taking the bronze in the Vinh Long Cup in Vietnam.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Sletba Open Championships rolls off 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE– Kat Tolentino. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo forced a deciding set and Kat Tolentino took it from there, leading the Lady Eagles  to a 25-21, 17-25, 19-25, 25-14, 15-7 victory over the PetroGazz Angels for their second straight win in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan Saturday.Coming off a long break, Ateneo rallied from eight points down to clinch the opening frame before losing the next two sets.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crowncenter_img LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew But the Lady Eagles refocused, clobbering the Angels in the fourth behind Maddie Madayag and rookie Vanessa Gandler before Tolentino stepped up to anchor the team’s four straight hits in the fifth that gave them a 6-2 upperhand.Another Tolentino hit kept the Lady Eagles on top in the changeover, 8-4.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 ChrissMadayag wound up with 13 attack points for 16 hits while scoring 13 kills blocks.“I guess we fought really hard. We trusted each other and followed coach (Oliver Almadro),” said Madayag. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

first_imgToday, I want to tell you a story. It is not my story. It is Saah Millimono’s story. Maybe it is actually not his story; it is the novel’s protagonist Tarnue’s story. And not just Tarnue’s, it is also Kou’s story. I know that if I go on, and on, this will end up as a story of Tarnue’s family, Kou’s family and by the time we are done, it will be the story of lives in Monrovia, Liberia and beyond to other countries that have been through civil war. As some commentators would want us to believe, this means not just neighbouring Sierra Leone, but much of Africa. Is this is a book about Africa? What never seems to be mentioned is that this has happened, civil war happens and will happen anywhere in the world. That war is human. And love is human too.Let the back cover copy of Saah Millimono’s Kwani Manuscript Project second place winner, Boy, Interrupted not deceive you, when it talks about the trauma and pity of war. In fact, I advise you to ignore Olufemi Terry’s focus on violence, exploitation and displacement in his blurb for the novel. How could Terry not see the love? This is really a love story (read in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s tone). I want to mistrust Hawa Jande Golakai when she says that Millimono captures Liberia’s people, politics and cityscape during its civil war, even though I am not Liberian, and she is. This is a bigger story about love and its triumph. For me, it is a story about one boy, one girl who trust love enough, and despite the interruption of their lives by war are determined to keep trusting love. Maybe all the Liberian people are romantics like Tarnue and Kou? I don’t know. I only know these two lovebirds from Millimono’s novel. Helon Habila is the only one of the three writers whose endorsements appear on the back cover of the Kenya-based Kwani Trust published book that comes close to seeing what I see. He describes the book as “a searing, heartbreaking love story set in the civil war years in Liberia.”While both love and war stand out in this 150-page novel, only love is a result of deliberate actions and a show of passion by the two main characters, Tarnue and Kou. War is an interruption. Out of their control. This book screams one thing: that love can triumph against all odds. That war can indeed interrupt love, but love can triumph. War is a loser. Can someone say, Amen? It therefore beats my understanding why the focus by the blurb-writers is on the war, on violence, on exploitation, displacement, everything else but the love. When Ben Okri talks about the tyranny of dark subjects, I think he is unknowingly pointing the fingers at the readers (including himself), even if he directs the missiles at the writers.But, I promised to tell you a story. Tarnue sleeps in class. He has been sent to live with his uncle by his parents because he is a walkabout. Do you remember Bastard of NoViolet Bulawayo’s We Need New Names? This is the Tarnue of New Georgia Estate. His uncle’s wife does not joke. She overworks and starves the boy. One day, he eats a piece of the bread he sells for his uncle’s wife. And she beats him until he literally becomes a walking wound attracting the teacher’s attention. And Kou. Kou, a daughter of a big man in government. Pause.Do you remember your childhood days? Did you have a best friend when you were a child? The days of playing mummy and daddy. The days of imagining and creating your fantasy futures? Please, say yes. I did. Childhood romance. They call it friendship, but despite the innocence of childhood, this was a form of romance. This is what happens to Kou and Tarnue. And this love actually saves Tarnue a lot of pain. He is introduced to Kou’s family. They are rich. Really rich. Beautiful things are happening to Tarnue and Kou that may make you jealous, dear reader. Very beautiful romance is happening.Then Taylor escapes from a United States jail. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf is mentioned in the narrative around these parts. The president of Liberia at the time, Doe is mentioned several times. Our Tarnue and Kou are suffering. But dear reader, do not be so distracted by the gory war that you miss what is human. The rape of women, the looting, the ugly betrayals. The murders. Kou loses both her parents. In these hard times is when you see the purity of the love between Kou and Tarnue. I won’t lie. When Kou disappears, I get heartbroken. Tarnue ends up a child soldier.I literally screamed in excitement on reading: “In 1991 I was passing by a booth, selling toothpaste, when suddenly I heard a voice I recognized coming out of the booth dense with opium smoke. There, sitting between two men and big with child, was Kou.” At page 138. Am I not hearing a Hallelujah from y’all? More trials and tribulations follow. Serious things. Tarnue and Kou, by legal definitions are children. But my friend, love is love. Let me cut the story short. You need to find this book and read it.If you remember the hawker and the rich girl in Chibundu Onuzo’s The Spider King’s Daughter, you are onto something. There is some part of the hawker in Tarnue. You remember Ugwu of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun? You will recognize a similarity between Ugwu, my good man and Tarnue. Oh yes, Ishmael Beah’s haunting memoir, A Long Way Gone, will come to mind. And the innocence of childhood educational dreams and ambitions in Camara Laye’s The African Child, will come to mind too. Millimono has written an excellent book about growing up and about love against all odds.Knowing that some privileged critics nowadays have put all African writers on notice: that stories of suffering set in Africa are not welcome, that only happy stories pass their privilege pornography test, I am anxious to see how many of that tribe will rate this story. I will not be surprised when the triumph of love is missed by card-holding members of the African privilege pornography club of critics in their reviews of the book. I mean, some missed the rib-breaking humour and mischief of Darling, Chipo, Stina, GodKnows, Sbho and Bastard of Bulawayo’s We Need New Names because their eyes could not look beyond the darkness of HIV, misrule, poverty and other ills. Sometimes we fail to see the triumph against all odds because we want to see the odds triumph.Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire teaches Law and Human Rights at various Ugandan universities. He also runs the Writivism program of the Centre for African Cultural Excellence, that promotes and connects African Literature to reality.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Police identified the suspect in the second death as Juan Rios, the boyfriend of the 36-year-old victim, Denise Deperrie. Rios, 40, had been arrested early this month on charges he assaulted Deperrie in the SoHo apartment on July 30 by punching her and breaking her nose, and using a sword to cut her leg, chin and neck, authorities said. By The Associated Press NEW YORK – For the second time in the past year, a man who lives in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo district has discovered his roommate dead – in the same bedroom. Detectives arrested the latest victim’s boyfriend on a murder charge Thursday after her body was found by the man a day earlier. The corpse had decayed and had stab wounds. Last June, the man, whose name was not released, discovered his previous roommate dead in the two-bedroom flat. Authorities concluded the woman had died of a narcotics overdose. last_img read more

first_img Liverpool star Glen Johnson Liverpool are heading into their FA Cup quarter-final against Blackburn, which you can hear live on talkSPORT, with defensive crisis on their hands.Emre Can is banned after his sending off against Arsenal, along with Martin Skrtel, and this means Brendan Rodgers must turn to Kolo Toure and Dejan Lovren to get them into the semi-finals.There are also some rumours Glen Johnson could drop into the back-three as a replacement for Can, but Liverpool fans aren’t so keen on that idea.And some have taken to Twitter to discuss their displeasure at the options available to them against the Championship side on Wednesday.You can see some tweets below… 1last_img read more

first_img1 Ilkay Gundogan in action for Borussia Dortmund Borussia Dortmund are ready to cash in on Ilkay Gundogan this summer – and Arsenal are now set to rekindle their interest in the German ace.According to Bild, Dortmund are finally open to selling the £23m-rated midfielder, who is out of contract in 2017 and refusing to pen an extension.And Arsenal, who have held a long-standing interest in Gundogan, are among the clubs currently weighing up a summer move.However, the report also suggests that Arsene Wenger will not have a straight run at the schemer, who is also wanted by Barcelona and Juventus.Manchester City and Liverpool have also expressed an interest in him in the past and both Premier League clubs could join the race given Dortmund’s decision.Gundogan has emerged as one of the Bundesliga’s finest players since arriving at Dortmund from Nurnberg back in 2011.He has made 21 top-flight appearances so far this term, scoring once, in what could be his final campaign with the club.last_img read more

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle illegally over the weekend when he collided with a car in his Brentwood neighborhood, the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday. Police Lt. Paul Vernon said Schwarzenegger does not have the proper motorcycle endorsement on his California driver’s license, contradicting statements made by his spokeswoman since the Sunday accident that left the governor with 15 stitches in his upper lip. “He does not have the license,” Vernon said. Police did not cite the governor because they arrived after the accident, Vernon said. He said police referred their findings to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether the governor should be cited for an infraction. City attorney spokesman Jonathan Diamond said the office had not received the LAPD report. Schwarzenegger spokeswoman Margita Thompson, acting on initial information Sunday, said the governor’s basic Class C license allowed him to ride the motorcycle with its sidecar attached. His 12-year-old son, Patrick, was riding in the sidecar but was not injured. Spokesmen for the California Highway Patrol and state Department of Motor Vehicles said their agencies reached the same conclusion as Thompson after checking the state Vehicle Code. “We’re not criticizing the LAPD,” Tom Marshall, a CHP spokesman, said after learning of the Los Angeles Police Department’s finding. “We haven’t seen the report. … But that’s how we read the Vehicle Code as applying.” Schwarzenegger, a Harley Davidson owner who rides regularly with friends along the California coast, said Tuesday that he never bothered to obtain a California motorcycle license because he “never thought about it.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anitacenter_img “I just never really applied for it,” he said, responding to a reporter’s question during a state budget briefing. “It was just one of those things that I never really did.” In a statement issued after the LAPD’s announcement, Thompson said the governor “will move forward to get the appropriate endorsement” on his license to ensure he can ride his motorcycle legally. To get that endorsement, a motorcycle rider must pass a Department of Motor Vehicle skills test or take a motorcycle training course from a program approved by the California Highway Patrol. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgMurdered: Arlene ArkinsonWest Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has described as, beyond belief, claims made by the former senior Detective Eric Anderson that he had destroyed the case notes into disappearance of the Castlederg teenager Arlene Arkinson because the RUC had nowhere to store them.Arlene disappeared after a night out in Bundoran. An inquest into her death is taking place in Belfast even though her body has never been found. The MP said today: “The claim made by former Chief Supt RUC Detective Eric Anderson at Friday’s hearing of the inquest into the disappearance of Castlederg teenager Arlene Arkinson that he had burnt and shredded the case notes because the RUC had nowhere to store them is beyond belief.“The claims are particularly astounding given that this is the same Eric Anderson who, back in 2005, was secretly filmed in a UTV investigative documentary soliciting for money in return for an interview and access to crucial investigation documents he had stolen.“He defended possessing the stolen documents at the time stating that the only way to keep yourself abreast is to keep the papers. His evidence on Friday that he subsequently destroyed the case notes represents a major contradiction from what he said at that time.“It is astonishing that in the case of a 15-year-old schoolgirl who disappeared, presumed murdered by a serial killer, a senior detective burnt and shredded case notes.“The claim there was no provision for the RUC to store case notes isalso incredibly alarming.“It is all the more incredible coming just weeks after a deputy chiefconstable of the PSNI appeared in the media pictured in front ofmillions of legacy files.“This raises serious questions about which case notes for legacy casesare still in existence and what has been destroyed.“I have no doubt that many families who lost loved ones during theconflict will be very concerned about these claims.“Sinn Fein will be raising these concerns at the Policing Board as amatter of urgency.”FORMER RUC OFFICER CRITICISED FOR DESTROYING ARLENE ARKINSON CASE NOTES was last modified: March 22nd, 2016 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)last_img read more

first_imgThe Managing Director of Largo Foods has confirmed that up to 60 jobs are to go at the Gaoth Dobhair Plant.Ray Coyle said the company had no choice or face moving out of Donegal altogether and relocate the operation to Britain.Mr Coyle confirmed the 60 full-time and part-time jobs will most be from the packaging department of the plant which is to be automated. Despite the job losses, Deputy Dinny McGinley said he is confident about the future growth of the plant in which a total of €3 million in grants has been invested.There are still approximately 152 jobs left at the plant which has been open for 16 years.Mr Coyle added “There’s going to be about 38 full-time job equivalent losses, probably about 60-odd people between part-time and full-time,” he said.“The issue is that Donegal is geographically disadvantages for exports to the UK. “We’ve had to put in automated equipment. We’re spending €3.7m between R&D and putting in new equipment to take down costs.“If we don’t do that, the whole plant closes.”    CONFIRMED – 60 JOBS TO GO AT LARGO FOODS was last modified: May 21st, 2012 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

first_imgThe Toners brothers took 1st and 2nd place in the Ramelton 5k roadrace last night. Ivan came home more than half a minute ahead of brother Paul.More tha 241 people ran and walked the 5k route on a gorgeous nightFirst Female was Catherine Lilyburn City of Derry 19.39 followed by Irene Mcfadden L A C  20.49 and Amanda McNulty L A C 23.37 RAMELTON 5K 2012 RESULTS Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club1 5 16.46 Ivan Toner SM Letterkenny A C 2 4 17.20 Paul Toner SM Letterkenny A C3 54 17.21 Kieran McBride SM Letterkenny A C4 41 17.26 Kieran Crawford SM Letterkenny A C5 25 17.44 Martin Kelly SM Letterkenny A C6 26 17.45 Martin Irwin M40 Finn Valley A C7 109 18.07 Joe Gibbons SM Individual 8 62 18.12 Conal McCambridge JM North Belfast Harriers9 66 18.22 Pat Hegarty M50 Finn Valley A C10 100 18.26 Barry Coyle SM Individual11 99 18.41 John McFadden SM Individual 12 60 18.52 PJ Boyce M45 Cranford A C13 97 18.56 Callum Boyce SM Individual14 55 19.11 Enda McBride Walker Letterkenny A C15 23 19.24 Michael Kelly SM UHG16 78 19.26 Mark Daly SM Individual17 67 19.36 Joe Hegarty M45 Individual18 30 19.39 Catherine Lilyburn SW City Of Derry19 85 20.00 Mark McPaul JM Milford A C20 61 20.10 Anthony Sweeney SM Individual21 75 20.13 Kieran Coyle SM Letterkenny A C22 29 20.13 Michael Gallagher M50 Foyle Valley23 6 20.22 Garvan McCloskey M40 Letterkenny A C24 90 20.25 Stewart Magee SM Individual25 68 20.32 Raymond McGahey M40 Individual26 73 20.37 Peter Boyce SM Individual27 74 20.40 Michael O’Hara SM Individual28 58 20.49 Irene McFadden SW Letterkenny A C29 46 20.53 Paul Catterson SM Individual03 August Page 1 of 4 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club30 91 20.58 Curly Coyle SM Individual31 44 21.03 Ronan Gildea SM Individual32 18 21.07 Darren Price SM Individual33 69 21.18 Damien Daly SM Individual34 9 21.27 James McCahill Walker Individual35 47 21.41 Kenny Graham M40 Individual36 56 21.46 Brian McBride M60 Letterkenny A C37 50 21.47 Garvan Patterson SM Individual38 43 22.03 Paul Gildea SM Individual39 39 22.05 Oisin Sweeney SM Individual40 24 22.07 John Kelly SM Individual41 70 22.15 Jonathon Scanlon SM Individual42 22 22.20 Hugh O’Donnell M50 Individual43 13 22.20 Collie O’Donnell M40 Letterkenny A C44 28 22.38 Sharon Black W35 Individual45 31 22.49 Stevie Whyte M40 Individual46 53 23.03 Lester Dobson SM Letterkenny A C47 92 23.04 Margaret Hannon W40 Individual48 12 23.05 Gerard Doherty SM Letterkenny A C49 83 23.13 Jerry Dunnion SM Individual50 86 23.14 James Doherty M60 Individual51 42 23.20 Declan McElwaine SM Individual52 64 23.27 Ita McCambridge W50 North Belfast Harriers53 40 23.33 Joe Coyle SM Individual54 36 23.34 Joe Boyce SM Individual55 15 23.35 Gloria Donaghey W50 Finn Valley A C56 59 23.37 Amanda McNulty SW Letterkenny A C57 94 23.47 Ethan O’Donnell JM Individual58 11 23.50 Sonia Moore SW Individual59 52 23.59 Cathal Roarty M45 Letterkenny A C60 105 24.04 Stephen Stewart SM Individual61 27 24.07 Barry Irwin SM Finn Valley A C03 August Page 2 of 4 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club62 112 24.10 Nancy McNamee W45 Finn Valley A C63 88 24.17 Ger Hardiman SM Individual64 65 24.28 Paul Skinadaer M45 Letterkenny A C65 79 24.44 Sinead Trearty SW Individual66 21 25.02 Jim Hynes M70 Finn Valley A C67 57 25.05 Fiona Deasley SW Individual68 77 25.13 Lorraine McCreary SW Individual69 103 25.20 Liam Doherty SM Individual70 71 25.24 Patricia Wilson SW Individual71 87 25.37 Tanya Hardiman SW Individual72 35 25.47 Cathy Harvey W45 Individual73 98 25.52 Gary Duffy SM Individual74 49 25.56 Josie L W45 Individual75 16 25.58 Brian Duffy SM Individual76 63 26.06 Orla McCambridge SW North Belfast Harriers77 10 26.07 Patrick McAteer Walker Individual78 8 26.32 Shay Durning Walker Individual79 84 26.37 Anthony McCarron SM Individual80 33 26.48 Lorraine Kerr SW Individual81 104 26.51 Joanne Carney W40 Individual82 110 27.21 Lorna Kemp SW Individual83 34 27.24 Catherine Burke SW Individual84 37 27.36 Shirley Boyce SW Individual85 111 27.43 David Speer JM Individual86 45 27.56 Monica Grier W40 Individual87 38 28.05 Chuck McDaid SM Individual88 81 28.20 Janette McNulty SW Individual89 82 28.20 Conor McNulty SM Individual90 80 28.26 Frankie Hewitt M40 Individual91 95 28.28 Zara Herron SW Individual92 3 29.01 Carla Delaney SW Individual93 48 29.13 Ann McLaughlin W35 Individual03 August Page 3 of 4 Place Race No. Time FirstName Surname Category Club94 17 29.45 Geraldine Flood W40 Individual95 72 29.51 Kathy Lynch SW Individual96 76 29.51 Deidre McGarriagle SW Individual97 102 29.59 Alice Murrary SW Individual98 101 29.59 Amy Murrary SW Individual99 107 30.22 Anton MacGabhann M40 Individual100 32 31.20 Oriel Whyte W35 Individual101 51 31.51 James Smyth M55 Individual102 106 31.53 Katrina McDaid SW Individual103 14 31.59 Louise Shields W50 Individual104 89 32.02 Lynne Ramsey SW Individual105 108 33.38 Claire Hyland SW Individual106 96 34.01 Jane Bryant W40 Individual107 7 37.00 Jason McCahill Walker Individual108 20 42.46 AnnMarie Tinney Walker Individual109 19 42.46 Claire Price Walker IndividualTotal Runners: 109RESULTS: TONER AND CATHERINE TAKE HONOURS IN RAMELTON 5K was last modified: August 4th, 2012 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: TONER AND CATHERINE TAKE HONOURS IN RAMELTON 5Klast_img read more