Russia says its athletes want to compete at the Olympics

first_imgJo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set NLEX unveils new logo ahead of 2018 PBA Season 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 MOST READ Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sergey Ustiugov of Russia skis during the men’s 15 km free style race at the cross country World Cup in Davos, Switzerland, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)MOSCOW — Russian athletes are overwhelmingly in favor of competing at the upcoming Pyeongchang Games despite a ban on the national team, the country’s Olympic committee said Monday.Sofia Velikaya said the Russian Olympic Committee’s athletes’ commission, which she chairs, has heard from “all the athletes in all sports” on the Olympic program, with a majority in favor of competing.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Velikaya said no athletes have told the ROC they would rather boycott.“At the current moment, everyone’s training and everyone’s hoping to take part in the Olympics,” Velikaya said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defenseThe International Olympic Committee last week barred the Russian team from Pyeongchang because of doping offenses at the 2014 Sochi Games, but is allowing Russians to compete under a neutral flag as “Olympic Athletes from Russia.”Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the government won’t stand in their way. Velikaya also said her commission will ask the IOC to remove a condition stopping athletes from being invited to Pyeongchang if they have been suspended for doping in the past. That affects a few athletes with earlier offenses unconnected to the Sochi Olympics, including biathletes banned for using the blood-booster EPO and speedskating world champion Denis Yuskov, who was suspended in 2008 after testing positive for marijuana.Forcing the Russians to compete as neutral athletes puts the IOC in the uncomfortable position of regulating how they celebrate.The Russian flag won’t be flown at medal ceremonies, but what happens if a Russian winner accepts a flag or a gift from a spectator for a victory lap? Can Russian athletes fly the flag from their windows in the athletes village? Those are on a list of questions Vybornov said Russia will ask of the IOC.“A figure skater wins, let’s say, and they throw her a teddy bear in Russian uniform onto the ice,” Vybornov said. “She picks it up. Can she do that? Or is that an offense?”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours ROC spokesman Konstantin Vybornov said teams from biathlon and snowboard had recorded videos affirming their desire to compete, while the men’s hockey team has written “a collective letter.”Some Russian hardliners believe it is shameful for athletes to compete at the Olympics without their national flag. But Velikaya defended the athletes, saying everyone watching will know who is from Russia.“The choice of competing at the Olympics is strictly individual,” Velikaya said. “I call on Russian society to treat athletes’ decisions with understanding and respect.”With the IOC due to send out invitations to individual Russians over the next two months, Velikaya said Russian sports officials would put together lists of their preferred teams. Those rosters, she said, would stop the IOC from inviting “numbers five and six” in the Russian team while leaving out genuine medal contenders.Russia is pushing back against some IOC conditions, however, backing appeals by Russian athletes banned for doping at the 2014 Sochi Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Private schools dominate NGSA top 10

first_imgCV Nunes Primary in Anna Regina, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), and Graham’s Hall Primary School located on the East Coast of Demerara are among the top performing schools in this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).The much-anticipated results will be revealed today before the excited children who sat the two-day exams on April 17 and 18.Pupils of CV Nunes reciting a prayer before sitting the NGSA exam in AprilGuyana Times understands that five children who secured places as top performers were from the Academy of Excellence and were invited to the National Centre for Education and Resource Development (NCERD), Kingston, Georgetown, where the results will be revealed today.Additionally, three pupils from Success Elementary School on the East Bank of Demerara who also performed well were invited to the event.One pupil from Mae’s Primary in Georgetown, one from CV Nunes in Anna Regina and another from Graham’s Hall, ECD, will be attending to celebrate their success of being placed in this year’s top 11 performers.A few of this year’s outstanding students include Dave Chowtie, from Graham’s Hall Primary and Sarita Somai, Akaia Griffith and Maaseia Salikram from Success Elementary.Guyana Times spoke with an excited Chowtie, who is one of two public school pupils that made this year’s top 10. On Tuesday evening he said he thinks he did well enough to cop the country’s envied spot as valedictorian. He said without a doubt that his favourite subject was mathematics.This year, some 14,715 students across the country sat the exams and were tested in four subject areas including mathematics, English, science and social studies. This was an increase as 14,551 wrote the assessment in 2018.Along with the announcement of the top performers today, pupils will also be able to view their scores online by providing their respective candidate number and other details. This assessment marks the completion of the primary education programme and determines which secondary institution these students will be placed at.However, prior to this, the students had to write the National Grades Two and Four Assessments back in 2012 and 2014 respectively. A percentage of the marks from all three assessments will be calculated to determine the overall performance of each student.The NGSA performance is calculated by adding five per cent of each candidate’s Grade Two scores in mathematics and English, and 10 per cent of the Grade Four score in the same subjects.This is then added to a further 85 per cent of each candidate’s score in those subjects at the Grade Six Assessment. The combined scores in mathematics and English are then added to the scores gained in science and social studies.last_img read more

Discussion of new liaison committee ensures Peace region a part of Site C

first_imgThe committee would consist of the mayors from Fort St. John, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope, Area B and C of the Regional District, Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm, Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce, and regional industry.“We want to make sure that everybody that’s certainly going to be affected [are] at that table, and they can have their input into the process [and] see how the project is moving forward at all times,” MLA Pimm said.MLA Pimm adds, “We want to make sure that everybody’s agreements are being acknowledged, and everything is being looked at positively, and if there’s any little glitches that we find along the way; we want to be able to address them.”- Advertisement -However, MLA Pimm goes on to explain the role of this committee would be somewhat minimal – as if agreements continue to be made between specific municipalities and the province – they do not need to be vetted by liaison members.“The Peace River Regional District negotiated an agreement, Fort St. John has negotiated an agreement; they haven’t finished I don’t think, but Taylor and Chetwynd actually have an agreement with B.C. Hydro as well, and Hudson’s Hope.”The liaison committee will also be responsible for ensuring whenever possible, B.C. Hydro is first hiring locally.Advertisement “When you look at what’s happening around the area, especially in the South Peace right now around Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge – with the people laid off [and] the mines being closed – those people are skilled to do a lot of the work,” South Peace MLA Mike Bernier said.The construction of Site C is slated for the summer of 2015.last_img read more

Roma feat among Champions League’s craziest comebacks

first_imgRoma’s achievement is just the latest in a long list of comebacks in the competition:– The most recent: Roma-Barcelona (1-4, 3-0)Brazilian forward Neymar inspired Barcelona’s remarkable Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain in March 2017 © AFP/File / PAU BARRENARetired Roma great Francesco Totti conceded “it could have gone better” when he personally pulled Barcelona out of the hat to meet Roma at the draw for the last 16. “We’ll be up against one of the biggest sides in Europe,” said Totti, now a sporting director at the club he served for over two decades before retiring at the end of last season.Totti’s fears seemed justified when Barcelona beat the Italians 4-1 at the Camp Nou in the first leg. But Roma’s away goal left a hint of hope, and Roma — led by Bosnian centre-forward Edin Dzeko — stunned a static Barca side with three goals on Tuesday to send the Stadio Olimpico, and indeed the Italian capital, into a frenzy.– The most unlikely: Barcelona-PSG (0-4, 6-1)“Unthinkable,” headlined L’Equipe after Paris Saint Germain’s stunning second-leg loss to Barcelona on March 7, 2017.With their heads held high after an impressive 4-0 win over Barca in Paris, Unai Emery’s stylish Parisians lost their swagger during a 6-1 mauling by Barca at the Camp Nou. They were guilty of complacency and lacking focus, notably late on when they conceded three times in the final seven minutes as Neymar took control for Barcelona.Those errors dumped PSG out of the competition, and left the French giants with the unenviable record of becoming the first and only club to exit the competition after winning the first leg by a four-goal margin.– Chelsea crushed: Barcelona-Chelsea (1-3, 5-1 a.e.t), in 2000Barcelona’s penchant for changing their own Champions League fortunes at the last minute is nothing new. After a humbling 3-1 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, a Barca team led by Brazilian great Rivaldo and Portuguese star Luis Figo extinguished the Blues’ hopes at the Camp Nou in the return leg.Boosted by Tor Andre Flo’s precious away goal for Chelsea on the hour, the visiting Chelsea fans were given plenty of reason to dream. But an 83rd minute goal by Dani Garcia pushed the match into extra-time, and Chelsea — who saw Celestine Babayaro sent off in the 98th minute — collapsed when Rivaldo, from the spot, then Patrick Kluivert, scored Barca’s fourth and fifth goals.– The most unexpected: Monaco-Real Madrid (2-4, 3-1), in 2004Looking at a team sheet featuring names like Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldo, Raul and Roberto Carlos, Monaco fans would have been forgiven for writing off the French side’s Champions League hopes in 2004.Monaco lost the first leg of the quarter-final 4-2 at the Santiago Bernabeu. But the Principality side, led by fledgling coach Didier Deschamps, produced one of the shocks of the competition with a 3-1 defeat of the Galacticos that, thanks to their two away goals, fired them into the semi-finals, and then a final which they lost to Jose Mourinho’s FC Porto.– Ronaldo’s night: Real Madrid-Wolfsburg (0-2, 3-0), in 2016Tradition dictates that the top players always shine in the most critical moments. And Cristiano Ronaldo is no exception.Amid an otherwise underwhelming season under coach Rafael Benitez, the Spanish giants looked on their way to an early exit after a 2-0 loss to Wolfsburg in the quarter-final first leg.Ronaldo was just one of several of Benitez’s stars to face heavy criticism. A week later, ‘CR7’ silenced his detractors with a well-taken hat-trick in a 3-0 away win that sent Real on their way to the first of two consecutive triumphs.– The quickest: Liverpool-AC Milan (3-3, 3-2 on penalties), in 2005What is still billed as the craziest comeback in the history of the Champions League occurred over the space of 90 minutes, plus extra time and penalties, in 2005.Liverpool were facing a humiliating loss to AC Milan after the Italians struck three times in the opening half thanks to a first-minute effort from Paolo Maldini and a Hernan Crespo double.It is said Liverpool’s players could hear AC Milan celebrating what they thought was an impending victory at half-time. In a legendary second half, a much-changed Reds’ side hit back.Captain Steven Gerrard sparked the revolt when he scored on 54 minutes. When Vladimir Smicer then Xabi Alonso brought the scores level, AC Milan were stunned. After a scoreless period of extra-time, Liverpool prevailed 3-2 on penalties.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Greek defender Kostas Manolas scored the decisive goal that earned Roma one of the most unlikely Champions League comebacks in history © AFP / LLUIS GENEPARIS, France, Apr 11 – “The fall of Rome” was how one Catalan daily described Barcelona’s shock 3-0 defeat to Serie A side Roma on Tuesday which ended the Spanish league giants’ bid for a place in the semi-finals.As Roma look forward to their first semi-final since 1984, Barcelona are licking their wounds having failed to reach the Champions League last four for the second consecutive season.last_img read more


first_imgOne of Donegal’s best known coach and tour operators, Mangan Tours, has launched a new initiative to promote Donegal at home and abroad – with support from none other than Gay Byrne!Gaybo – a regular visitor to Donegal – is right behind the venture.‘Donegal Tours’ is a new Day Tours programme, accessible to visitors who would like to discover the county’s magic scenery and rich Donegal heritage, and to locals who would like to see more of their beautiful county. The proactive and much-needed initiative is set to provide a new platform to promote the Donegal brand locally and at international level.  It also comes at a time when tourist operators across Ireland are promoting the new concept of ‘staycation’ whereby people are encouraged to holiday at home.Having decided to take the lead where nobody else has, Joseph Mangan explained: “The tours will offer everyone (visitors & locals alike) the chance to come across spectacular views, friendly communities and distinctive heritage.“It will be a real chance for people to re-discover our scenic coastlines and the unspoiled beauty of mountains without having to drive around themselves. Donegal’s natural beauty is second to none and it is a pleasure and an honour to be able to showcase this to visitors and locals alike.”The new organised tours will offer great exposure for county Donegal and will create value for all participants at local level, generating business for business providers, retailers and local tourism. It will provide the much needed tourist link from Letterkenny to Glenveagh, Dunlewey, Ardara, Slieve League, Inishowen, and Malin Head. The official launch of Donegal Tours took place on the 22nd of May at the Donegal Live Event in Dublin.  For more information check out or contact the booking office on 074 9128410.GAYBO HELPS LAUNCH MANGAN’S DONEGAL TOURS INITIATIVE was last modified: May 26th, 2011 by gregShare 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:Donegal toursGay ByrneJoseph ManganMANGAN TOURSlast_img read more

Attorneys: No fraud

first_imgHOUSTON – Lawyers for former Enron Corp. chiefs Kenneth Lay and Jeffrey Skilling insisted Tuesday the men were guilty of no crimes, arguing that the company was never infested with fraud and instead fell victim to a sudden crisis of market confidence. Lay and Skilling were pioneers in the energy trading industry who deeply loved their company – which stands to this day, Lay lawyer Michael Ramsey said, as “one of the finest free-market institutions the world has ever seen.” A federal prosecutor laid out a starkly different version of events, telling jurors in opening statements in the men’s trial that they had lied to Wall Street and their own employees to cover up the crumbling finances that drove what was once the nation’s seventh-largest company into bankruptcy protection in December 2001. Daniel Petrocelli, arguing for Skilling, went so far as to suggest that 13 of the 16 Enron executives who have pleaded guilty to federal crimes were not guilty but caved in to intense pressure from zealous federal prosecutors. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card “This is not a case of hear no evil, see no evil,” Petrocelli said, at times animatedly jabbing his finger at the jury. “This is a case of, there was no evil.” Directly countering four years of negative publicity that turned the very name Enron into a symbol of accounting chicanery, Petrocelli said, “There’s no evidence any books were cooked at Enron.” But federal prosecutor John Hueston said Skilling and Lay sold Enron stock before a massive fraud was exposed. “This is a simple case,” Hueston told jurors, pacing slowly before the jury. “It is not about accounting. It is about lies and choices.” Hueston, part of the U.S. Justice Department’s Enron Task Force, said Lay and Skilling sold Wall Street, auditors and their own workers a story of a “simply magical ability” for Enron to record consistently impressive growth. “But inside the doors of Enron, something was terribly wrong,” he said. The dramatically different portrayals before a jury of eight women and four men kicked off what could be a four-month trial of Lay and Skilling, who are accused of fraud and conspiracy and could face prison for the rest of their lives if convicted. The Enron trial is perhaps the most closely watched of the corporate fraud cases that followed the implosion of the Houston energy-trading giant more than four years ago. Ramsey described Lay as “bone-solid, churchbound all his life,” and highlighted his millions of dollars in philanthropy. While Lay accepts responsibility for the bankruptcy of Enron, Ramsey said, “Failure is not a crime. Bankruptcy is not a crime. If it were, we would have to turn Oklahoma back into a penal colony.” Later, noting Enron had boldly entered international markets and transformed its industry rather than losing market share like some American automakers, the defense lawyer asked: “Do you want a Chicken Little at the helm of a company like Enron?” Both defense lawyers suggested that the company was the victim of market panic in 2001, and Petrocelli said Enron behaved like Nasdaq stocks that tanked when the dot-com bubble burst. He called Enron’s bankruptcy a tragedy and said the company “was the victim of an immediate, unexpected and temporary drain on its liquidity.” Ramsey said market trust in Enron was eroded in the bear market of late 2001, and he blamed former Enron finance chief Andrew Fastow for stealing from the company. “What happened was the odor of the wolf got into the flock, and the flock stampeded,” Ramsey said. When Skilling resigned as Enron CEO in August 2001, turning the reins over to Lay, “He left a sound, vibrant and wonderful company,” the defense lawyer said. Lay had been CEO and chairman of the company from 1986 until his resignation in January 2002, except for the six months when Skilling was CEO. Petrocelli blamed three men – Fastow, former Fastow aide Michael Kopper and former treasurer Ben Glisan Jr. – for stealing from Enron. All three have pleaded guilty to federal crimes. But he said the other Enron executives who have struck plea deals with the government were “hooked” by prosecutors, and he challenged jurors to find the facts about Enron and ignore four years of “opinion” about its collapse. “They’re not guilty of the crimes they pled guilty to,” he said, referring to those executives. Petrocelli promised that Skilling would testify in his own defense, saying he could not keep his client off the witness stand even if he wanted to. Lay has said he will testify as well. Earlier in the day, Hueston had sought to draw out contradictions between what the two chief executives told employees and stock analysts and the realities of Enron’s increasingly crippled balance sheet. In one example, he said Lay received a memo from Enron Vice President Sherron Watkins on Aug. 15, 2001, warning him that the company could “implode in a wave of accounting scandals.” Yet just five days later, in an interview with Business Week Online, Lay was quoted as saying there were “no accounting issues” at the company, and that “there is no other shoe to fall.” Brandishing a penny before the jury, Hueston said Skilling had ordered up $14 million in adjustments to Enron’s books in the second quarter of 2000 alone so the company could beat Wall Street earnings estimates by 2 cents per share. “Accounting hocus-pocus,” the prosecutor concluded. “Corporate trickery. Cooked books.” Skilling sat calmly, with his right hand clasped over his left in his lap, for most of Tuesday morning’s opening statements. Lay made occasional notes on a pad. Both wore serious faces. The first prosecution witness today is expected to be Mark Koenig, former head of Enron’s investor relations department, who worked with Lay and Skilling on quarterly conference calls with analysts. He has pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting securities fraud. 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

Candidates duke it out in primary

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Mikels is campaigning on her record of helping the county get through a period of tight budgets, saying she has brought new services to eastern Ventura County and put county government in good financial condition. But Foy said his business experience will help him do a better job of cutting government waste and he would do more to support law enforcement and fire protection services. Dantona said he would better represent residents in conflicts with developers and do more to provide parks for youth sports activities and other forms of recreation for citizens of eastern Ventura County. In the Second District race, which includes the Conejo Valley area, incumbent Linda Parks is being challenged by environmental consultant Joe Gibson. Parks is a former mayor of Thousand Oaks and current chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors known primarily for her efforts over the years to protect Ventura County’s open space and environment. She said she has also helped hold down the costs of county government while pushing to have the east Ventura County jail reopened to save money and time for local law enforcement. SIMI VALLEY – The June 6 primary election presents a variety of decisions for Ventura County voters, including two Board of Supervisors races. Nine incumbents are running in Ventura County races, include three facing challengers and six others running unopposed. The three candidates in the Fourth District, which includes Moorpark and Simi Valley, have posted hundreds of campaign signs in the area, spurring Simi Valley officials to push forward on a proposed ordinance to prohibit such displays in public rights of way. Incumbent Judy Mikels, who has held the seat since 1994, is opposed by consultant Jim Dantona and businessman/rancher Peter Foy. Gibson is chairman of the board for the Conejo Recreation and Park District and stresses his platform of protecting the environment, providing recreational and educational opportunities for children and their families, supporting law enforcement and working to deal with barriers to local employment created by the county’s high housing costs. For county clerk and recorder, incumbent Philip Schmit is running against Daniel Martinez, the Oxnard city clerk. The six incumbents running unopposed for re-election to their own offices include District Attorney Greg Totten, Sheriff Bob Brooks, Treasurer-Tax Collector Lawrence Matheney, Assessor Dan Goodwin, Auditor-Controller Christine Cohen and County Superintendent of Schools Charles Weis. (805) 583-7602160Want 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_imgMembers of the North West Shotokan Karate Club travelled as part of the Irish Shotokan Karate Union, the short distance to Burnfoot recently to compete in the 7th UKF International Competition. Attracting teams from England and Scotland and as far away as Denmark, Belgium and Romania, as well as from both sides of the border, this event was held in the Aileach Youth and Community Centre. With ISKU Head Coach Mandy McNulty undertaking duties as tournament referee, the twenty-four strong team from the ISKU, were led by coaches and senior team members Eathan O’Donnell, Ciara Dullaghan, Emer Dullaghan assisted by Sloan O’Donnell and Elaine Dullaghan.The day began with the Senior competition and local rivalry ensued in the team kata events. Firstly, in the senior men’s team kata, the ISKU team, Adam Byrne, Sloan and Eathan O’Donnell, had to settle for silver medals with the UKF team taking gold, but positions were reversed in the senior women’s event, when sisters Elaine, Emer and Ciara Dullaghan from ISKU took the gold.The ISKU’s success in the team kata continued with the two Cadet teams winning both gold and bronze medals: the performance of Elaine Dullaghan, Laura Browne and Adam Byrne earned them gold medals, while Laura, Pauric Callaghan and Isobel Walsh together lifted bronze. As the Senior and Cadet competition proceeded into the individual kata events, the very high standard of competition was evident with some impressive displays by European champions from Romania and Denmark. Nevertheless, the ISKU competed strongly. James Burke’s skills earned him the silver medal in his category, with team-mate, Gavin McLaughlin, taking the bronze.Elaine Dullaghan performed strongly to win the silver medal in a strong field of competitors in the Female Cadet category.The male Cadets were equally strong, and the ISKU students took a clean sweep of medals, with Adam Byrne taking the gold, Pauric Callaghan lifting the silver and Dillon O’Loughlin securing the bronze, just edging out team-mate, Kyle Gamble. The Senior Kumite events then got underway and the ISKU students had mixed fortunes. In the team rotation, the Female Cadet team, comprising Elaine, Laura and Isobel , had to settle for the silver medal, despite a determined display particularly by Elaine whose impressive fighting skills went un-rewarded on this occasion.The male Cadets also battled hard, but came up against a top-class Belgian team and failed to progress from the elimination rounds.In the individual kumite events, Gavin McLaughlin thrilled his team-mates with a dogged performance which won him the gold in his category. Elaine Dullaghan then showed her class as she fought her way through the rounds to win a hard-fought gold in the Female Cadet kumite.The afternoon saw the Junior competition get underway, and the ISKU students did not disappoint.The Female individual kata saw Rebecca Burke perform strongly to win the silver medal, while Lucy Casey took the bronze.For the boys, Dylan Kelly secured a bronze medal for the ISKU team with his kata performance. When it came to the individual kumite, the Juniors showed their fighting skills to great effect.Stephen John Carlin fought through the elimination rounds to achieve a silver medal. Both Rebecca Burke and Hollie Gallagher fought with great determination to secure a silver medal in their respective categories, while Saoirse Kelly and Caitlin O’Loughlin each lifted the bronze for their kumite efforts.The ISKU students who competed at the UKF International were: Laura Browne, James Burke, Rebecca Burke, Adam Byrne, Pauric Callaghan, Faragh Campbell, Stephen John Carlin, Lucy Casey, Ciara Dullaghan, Elaine Dullaghan, Emer Dullaghan, Emma Ellis, Hollie Gallagher, Kyle Gamble, Dylan Kelly, Saoirse Kelly, Gavin McLaughlin, Eathan O’Donnell, Sloan O’Donnell, Caitlin O’Loughlin, Dillon O’’Loughlin and Isobel Walsh.All in all it was a very successful outing for the ISKU team winning a total of 40 medals: 11 gold, 16 silver and 13 bronze.This was a fantastic achievement at this international level and all the students can take away valuable experience from pitting themselves against such strong international competition.Another honour for the club came in the form of the presentation of Dan Grade Certificates to Elaine Dullaghan and Sloan O’Donnell who had recently obtained their Black Belts, by the President of the World Union of Karate Federations, Sensei Liviu Crisan from Romania.This was followed the presentation of Associate Referee Certificates and Senior Associate Referee Certificates to Sensei Mandy McNulty and Sensei Raymond Shannon respectively by the WUKF General Secretary, Sensei Roberto Perri from Belgium.The final presentation was made on behalf of the ISKU to Dr. Richard Rebain, Osteopath, on his retirement, in recognition and appreciation for his support to the ISKU and its members over the last number of years.SPORT: NORTH WEST SHOTOKAN KARATE CLUB COMPETE IN UKF INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION was last modified: May 13th, 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:International CompetitionNorth West Shokotan Karate ClubNoticesSportlast_img read more

Perez leads Warren girls to first-ever golf victory

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Ligaya Estoque shot a 3-over 39 at El Dorado to lead the Jackrabbits (5-4, 5-2) past the Rams (5-2) in Moore League play. Valley Christian 271, Downey 283 Sophomore Su No shot a 5-over 41 at Los Amigos Golf Course to lead the Crusaders past the Vikings in a Suburban League match. Gahr 204, Magnolia 284 Freshman Victoria Fallgren shot a 1-over 37 and Henna Choi followed with a 3-over performance to pace Gahr in Orange League play. GIRLS VOLLEYBALL Cerritos 3, Norwalk 1 Senior outside hitter Kristy Trimble had 22 kills and four aces to lead the Dons (6-3, 3-0) past the Lancers, 25-23, 23-25, 26-24, 25-14, in Suburban League action. Artesia 3, Glenn 2 Senior middle blocker Amanda Tucker had 17 kills and three blocks and junior outside hitter Nikki Allen had nine kills and three aces in a 17-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-20, 15-13 victory over the Eagles in Suburban League play. SURFING Wilson 116, Fountain Valley 52 Sophia Bartlow won the girls long board with a score of 6.6, and Raquel Bartlow won the short board with a 4.4 as the Bruins swept each event and routed the Barons in Sunset League competition. Cody Watten won in boys long board with a 5.4, and Chris Tener (4.5), Ryan Erskine (4.6), Jordan Ramos (6.3) and Adrian Straight (3.5) swept all four heats of boys short board for Wilson. GIRLS TENNIS Bellflower 11, Mayfair 7 The doubles duo of Leticia Ramirez and Ambar Garcia won all three of their sets 6-0 to help the Buccaneers (2-2) beat the Monsoons in a Suburban League match. St. Joseph 13, Downey 5 Justine Abella, Cynthia Manuel and Katherine Guimapang each won three singles sets to lead the Jesters (6-4) past the host Vikings (0-4) in nonleague play. Poly 13, Western 5 Freshman Monica Rodriguez and juniors Sydnee Collins and Allison Desfor each went 2-0 in singles to highlight a win over the visiting Pioneers (2-7). BOYS WATER POLO Los Alamitos 14, Fountain Valley 7 Senior Byron Markel scored five goals and seniors Aron Morelli and Kalvin Kagan each tallied three times to lead the Griffins (8-4, 1-0) past the visiting Barons (8-9, 0-1) in a Sunset League game. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! This is the first year Warren High has a girls golf team, and on Wednesday, it made history. Sophomore Raquel Perez shot a 6-over-par 41 at Rio Hondo Country Club as the Bears won their first match in school history with a 309-326 victory over Santa Ana Valley in Orange League action. Wilson 196, Lakewood 290 center_img Senior Patty Chawalitemetha shot a 4-under 38 and sophomore Brianna Do fired a 38 for the Bruins (11-0, 7-0), who defeated the Lancers (3-4) in a Moore League match at Recreation Park. Poly 245, Millikan 250 last_img read more

Texas two-steps past Texas Tech

first_img “But now I’m more mature and understand the game and have more faith in my defense,” he said. Young graded out much better to Brown. “You score 52 points, no I don’t think C-plus is fair,” Brown said. “That shows you the standard this team is trying to play to.” The Longhorns were second behind USC in the first Bowl Championship Series standings released earlier this week. After winning their 14th consecutive game and snapping Texas Tech’s eight game winning streak, that spot seems safe. And with Oklahoma State, Baylor and Kansas up next for the Longhorns, it might be a while before Texas faces another challenge. “To be a team that has a chance to win all their games you can’t think that way,” Brown said. Safety Michael Huff summed it up this way: “Every Big 12 games is a hurdle. We just have to play every game like it’s a national championship (game).” The Texas Tech-Texas matchup hasn’t been much to get excited about through the years with the Longhorns holding a 40-14 lead in the series. But this season’s visit by the Red Raiders turned out to be the most anticipated game in Austin in several years. Coach Mike Leach had Tech in the top 10 for the first time since the start of the 1977 season and never before had the Red Raiders and Longhorns faced each other with perfect records this late in the season. But Tech had much to prove after beating up on sketchy competition for the first half of the season. The Raiders weren’t up to the challenge and the Longhorns led 31-10 at half. “This is the best Texas team I have played,” Leach said. “The margin of error gets narrower and today when it came down to those points, we collapsed, which is disappointing.” Billy Pittman’s 38-yard punt return set up Texas at the Tech 8-yard line, and 270-pound freshman Henry Melton scored from a yard out moments later to give the Longhorns a 10-7 lead late in the first quarter. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AUSTIN, Texas — Vince Young and Texas turned Texas Tech’s big chance into another Longhorn landslide. Young threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and No. 2 Texas handed the 10th-ranked Red Raiders their first loss of the season, 52-17 Saturday in a victory that should do nothing but help the Longhorns in their run for the Rose Bowl. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “Now I think this team definitely deserves to be No. 2 in the country,” Texas coach Mack Brown said. Cody Hodges, coming off a 643-yard passing day against Kansas State, did his best to keep the Red Raiders from getting blown off the field. The fifth-year senior went 42 of 64 for 369 yards and two touchdown passes. Texas withstood the barrage of short passes from Tech’s Air Raid offense, made a couple of momentum-changing plays on special teams in the first half and countered with a balanced and relentless attack led by Young. The Heisman Trophy contender threw two early interceptions, matching a career high, but finished 12 of 22 for 239 yards. More comfortable in the pocket these days, the 235-pound speedster still is the most dangerous running quarterback in the country. He showed off his smooth stride on a 10-yard touchdown run that made it 45-17 in the third quarter and finished with 45 yards on seven carries. Young, who was 25 of 29 for 336 yards in last week’s rout of Colorado, gave his performance a C-plus and said in the past throwing two interceptions might have crushed his confidence for the day. center_img Looking to start 7-0 for the first time since 1976 and move into national title contention, the high-scoring, pass-happy Red Raiders (6-1, 3-1) couldn’t keep up with Young and the Longhorns (7-0, 4-0). But that should be no surprise at this point. Other than a three-point win at Ohio State, Texas’ average margin of victory is 37 points. last_img read more