It was the Devyn Parker show for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.The senior forward scored a career high 38 points to lead the Bombers to a 67-39 West Kootenay High School Girl’s Basketball victory over the Salmo Falcons Thursday at the Hangar.Parker was a one-person wrecking crew in the second half as the Bomber senior scored 26 points powering LVR to out score the Falcons 35-10.Jayden Roch added six points while Marley Foot had 12. The Bombers return to the Hangar Friday to co-host the second annual Kootenay Klassic High School Girl’s Basketball Tournament with Mount Sentinel.LVR opens against Boundary Central of Midway at noon Friday.Selkirk Storm of Kimberley meets Nakusp at 2 p.m.At Mount Sentinel the Wildcats host Stanley Humphries Rockers while Prince Charles Comets of Creston plays David Thompson at 2 p.m.The final is noon Saturday at the Hangar.
The Muir High School girls basketball team accomplished one of its goals by winning the Pacific League championship. The Pacific League crown, however, is mere window dressing compared to what the Mustangs really want – a CIF-Southern Section Division I-A championship. Muir (24-1) earned the No. 3 seed behind defending champion Hart and Redondo and will host Golden Valley of Canyon Country in the first round of the playoffs Saturday. Golden Valley (13-14) completed its first season in the Foothill League with eight consecutive losses and a fifth-place finish at 1-9. Whether or not the Mustangs will have leading scorer Darxia Morris for Saturday’s matchup is not yet known. Morris, who is averaging 15 points per game, re-injured her left ankle in the season finale against Pasadena. The Mustangs dropped from second to third in the latest poll behind Redondo, but coach Gary Johnson isn’t worried about the seeding. “It doesn’t really matter to me as long as we’re in the playoffs,” he said. “We’re going to have to go against the tough teams anyway. We’ll be ready for anybody.” Monrovia (18-4) went undefeated in the grueling Rio Hondo League. The Wildcats collected the No. 10 seed in the Division II-AA playoffs and will host Redlands (14-13) on Saturday. “We thought that we could be a little higher, but that bracket is so stacked,” Monrovia coach Mike Wagner said. The Terriers finished third in the Citrus Belt League behind No. 1 seed A.B. Miller and Redlands East Valley, while Monrovia was one of five Rio Hondo League teams to reach the postseason. “People just don’t give us credit,” Wagner said. “We’re one of those sleeper leagues that people just don’t think is as good as we really are.” La Ca ada coach Tamar Hill knows how good the league is after the Spartans (16-10) were forced to settle for second place. The Spartans get a home game in the first round against Wilson High (18-8), which finished second in the Miramonte League. Keppel (21-7) seeded fifth in the Division II-A playoffs after an undefeated Almont League season, will host Morro Bay (13-12), the No. 3 team from the Los Padres League. email@example.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 4456 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Andre Gomes says his current focus is on Euro 2016 with Portugal Midfield star Andre Gomes has added further fuel to the rumours that he will join Manchester United this summer by revealing his admiration for Jose Mourinho.Mourinho took over from Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford last month and the Portuguese is reportedly keen to bring his compatriot to the club. Valencia are understood to be demanding a fee in excess of £30m for the 22-year-old but Mourinho is expected to sanction the deal when he officially takes charge in July.“I can only say that Mourinho is a great coach,” said Gomes.“I’m not worried about what will happen after the Euros because at the moment I am focused on the national team.” 1
A Donegal woman is incredibly celebrating a landmark birthday today with her family and friends. Biddy Green, from Ardsbheag, Gortahork, is 105 years old today – but is still going strong and is in good health.So what is the secret for her longevity? Biddy simply puts it down to drinking loads of water!Biddy has seen plenty of changes in those years, and has lived through seismic events not only in Ireland but right across the world!She was born in 1911, so she’s lived through the Titanic sinking, The Rising and The War of Independence, two World Wars, The Troubles, the assassination of JFK. Technology has also advanced incredibly over the years, and one thing we know for the sure is that there was no Donegal Daily on the go in 1911!Happy birthday Biddy! Donegal woman turns 105 and secret to her longevity is drinking loads of………..! was last modified: August 22nd, 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:105Biddy GreenbirthdayFeaturesgortahorknews
CELTIC’S WEEKEND clash with Kilmarnock fell victim to the weather, so a lot of Donegal fans didn’t travel with the police calling off the match due to poor road conditions.The good news is that Rangers could only manage a draw away to Inverness which means the Hoops are now just three points behind having played the same number of games.Meanwhile the BBC is reporting that a proposed two-tier SPL with 10 teams in each is being put to clubs. As part of the reconstruction, play-offs would be introduced, the season would start earlier and a winter break would be built in.The leagues beneath the top two would be regionalised if the plans put forward by the SPL’s Strategic Working Group are ratified.It is anticipated any changes would be introduced the season after next.The working group was meeting on Sunday to draw up final details of what will be presented to all 12 SPL clubs at a meeting on 20 December. While the proposals could be voted on at next Monday’s meeting, it is understood a deferral of the vote until January is more likely, to allow clubs to fully consider the detail of the plan.Equally, it is possible change could be pushed through in time for the beginning of next season, but season 2012/13 is viewed as being a more realistic timeframe.The working group consists of the SPL chief executive Neil Doncaster, chairman Ralph Topping and representatives of Rangers, Celtic, Hibernian, Motherwell and St Mirren.Celtic’s next game is away to Hamilton this Saturday, kick-off 12.45pm.MONDAY HOOPS REPORT: SPL TO BE EXPANDED TO SECOND TIER was last modified: December 12th, 2010 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)
Dirt Bird was the winner of the Buy a Buster 575 final at last night’s greyhound racing at Lifford Stadium.There were 12 races on the card and results were:Race 1 (350 yards): 1, Oghill Surprise 2/1; 2, Westminster City 2/1. Time: 19.10. Distance: 4 lengths. Race 2 Buy a Buster 350 (350 yards): 1, Moyola Dutchess 1/2 fav; 2, Harlequin Jingle 6/1. Time: 19.45. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 3 Booking Office 350 (350 yards): 1, Bovally Mist 5/2; 2, Hather Culmore. Time: 19.02. Distance: 5.25 lengths.Race 4 “Like Us” on Facebook 525 (525 yards): 1, Ballyhill Civic 6/1′ 2, Kagawa 6/1. Time: 29.30. Distance: 2.25 lengths.Race 5 Lifford €15 Special 525 (525 yards): 1, Battle Born 6/4 fav; 2, Gabbys Tango 4/1. Time: 29.48. Distance: a head. Race 6 Christmas Party Nights 350 (350 yards): 1, Chums Goose 4/7 fav; 2, Crash My World 5/1. Time: 18.93. Distance: a head.Race 7 Lifford €10 Sizzler (575 yards): 1, Turbine Tulip 4/6 fav; 2, Flimsy Truth 8.1. Time: 31.82. Distance: 2 lengths.Race 8 www.liffordgreyhounds.com (550 yards): 1, Paddock Paula 6/1; 2, Altmore Champ 4/5 fav. Time: 29.95. Distance: 1.75 lengths.Race 9 The Ultimate Dining Experience 350 (350 yards): 1, Tahina Ned 6/4 fav; 2, Hather Bonnie 2/1. Time: 19.08. Distance: a length.Race 10 Buy a Buster 575 Final (575 yards): 1, Dirt Bird 4/1; Mongys Girl 1/1 fav. Time: 31.61. Distance: 3.5 lengths. Race 11 A McClean Bookmakers 525 (525 yards): 1, Smurfing Convoy 3/1; Aughduff Murt 2/1. Time: 28.68. Distance: 5 lengths.Race 12 Getting Out 525 Bumper Stakes (525 yards): 1, Altmore Rose 5/1; Hather Crown 2/1. Time: 29.25. Distance: 1.25 lengths.GREYHOUND RACING: LIFFORD RESULTS was last modified: October 5th, 2014 by johngerardShare 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:greyhoundLiffordRacingResults
professional Daragh Lyons and two-time major winner Bubba Watson.Golfing superstar Bubba Watson has indicated he’d like to play a round of golf at the beautiful Nairn and Portnoo golf course.PGA professional at Nairn and Portnoo Daragh Lyons bumped into the two-time major winner at the 2015 PGA show in Orlando.Daragh invited the affable and eccentric Watson to come to Donegal at his local course which has been described as one of the most scenic and beautiful courses in Ireland . Daragh said, “I jokingly said to Bubba that when he visits Donegal he needs to come and play at Nairn and Portnoo.“He then assured me that he will come and visit Donegal and that he’ll take me up on my offer.“He seemed to be serious, however I’m not holding my breath, he’s a busy man and he was probably too nice to decline my offer to my face.Watson is one of the most popular players on the tour and is famed for his eccentric character. If he did decide to come to Donegal he’d certainly attract a large crowd as he is box office entertainment.Here’s hoping he does take Daragh up on his offer and visits Donegal this summer.A shoot-out between him and Rory McElroy at Nairn and Portnoo, now that would be something else. 🙂 TWO-TIME MAJOR WINNER SAYS HE WANTS TO PLAY A ROUND OF GOLF IN DONEGAL! was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 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:Bubba WatsonDaragh LyonsgolfNairn and PortnoonewsPGASport
Resurfacing works that have improved a busy section of road between Raphoe and Convoy have been welcomed locally.The works follow the completion last year of the replacement of some 6km of the local mains water pipe network carried out by Irish Water.The new road surface between Convoy and Raphoe.Praising its completion, Councillor Liam Doherty said: “I very much welcome the completion this week of the resurfacing of the Convoy to Raphoe road route.” “This work was very badly needed as the condition of the route was quite poor and had fallen into a state of disrepair, something which was compounded by the completion last year of the pipe replacement programme by Irish Water.“While of course this work was necessary to improve the quality of the drinking water, replacing the local piping network required the excavation of a considerable amount of the roadway above and this – understandably – took its toll on the quality of the road’s surface in the areas affected.“I am therefore delighted that, after much lobbying, that Donegal County Council has this week finally completed the resurfacing of the road between the two towns.”Resurfacing of east Donegal road welcomed locally was last modified: April 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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:Cllr Liam DohertyconvoyRaphoe
Inflationary pressures 4 December 2008 Addressing the 13the annual National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) in Pretoria this week, Motlanthe pointed out that the latest growth figures for the country’s economy indicated a tough road ahead. “As demand for our commodities falls throughout Asia and Europe [with growth in these countries faltering], it is not a rosy picture for us at all,” he said. “In South Africa, we need a strong developmental state in order for business to strive.” Besides the sub-prime mortgage crisis that spread through the United States and Europe, he said that the recessionary pressure around the world and rising food prices would affect growth prospects in emerging markets. “It is a process that countries have to engage with in order to make globalisation a positive force for all people,” he said. “An important way in which we are engaging with globalisation is through our efforts at strengthening the regional economy.” He also noted that unemployment in the country was still unacceptably high, and that the gap between the rich and poor had widened. Even before the crisis broke, South Africa’s unemployment rate had already started to rise from 23.1% in the second quarter of 2008 to 23.2% in the third quarter. “At the same time we need to address the ongoing challenge of ensuring an adequate supply of skills to the economy in both private and public sectors,” he said. Positive globalisation Regarding the theme of this year’s summit, “Globalisation, growth and social justice – The role of social dialogue”, Motlanthe pointed out that there was nothing inherently destructive in the process of globalisation. Motlanthe said the launch in August of the South African Development Community Free Trade Area was an important milestone in improving integration through increased regional trade. South African President Kgalema Motlanthe believes the prevailing turmoil on international markets will greatly test South Africa’s economic policies, with the markets likely to get worse before they get better. “Whereas our economy had maintained a growth rate of close to three percent per annum, in per capita terms, from 2004 until early this year, the recent results show that we have entered difficult times,” he said. “The last quarter has registered a growth rate of 0.26%, which indicates that our growth prospects are taking a dive.” Developmental state Motlanthe said the rise in inflation and associated interest rate hikes, and the relative weakness of the rand, had placed increased pressures on the South African economy, affecting the poorest of communities in particular. Business Unity South Africa president and Nedlac’s Organised Labour representative Brian Molefe said emerging market growth was expected to halve in 2009, meaning South Africa would not be spared the affects of the economic slowdown. Motlanthe said that the government was aware that more investments need to be made into transport and energy infrastructure, in order to deal with the constraints the country had experienced in the recent past. Source: BuaNews
Annual binding targets “Addressing education and skills development is one of the core aspects of the New Growth Path,” said Patel. Source: BuaNews Education and training in South Africa have received a major boost through the signing of two accords that will see 30 000 new artisans and 16 000 college lecturers being trained, and under-performing schools receiving business and community support. Business Unity South Africa (Busa) president Futhi Mthoba said the accords represented agreements on areas of concern in respect of the New Growth Path. “The critical part of the accords is that each partner is responsible for deliverables. We will hold each other responsible,” she said. The accords involve partnerships among business, government, labour and communities, and result from engagements that followed the release of the New Growth Path, which aims to create five million jobs in the next decade. The skills accord has eight key commitments designed to drive training and development. Under it, up to 30 000 new artisan students are expected to enter training this year. The majority of this figure (56%) will come from the private sector, 31% from government, and 13% from state-owned companies. Vavi added that unions would work to change the mindset “of all public servants, including educators, to know that our future lies in their hands”. Business also undertook to improve spending on training beyond the 1% compulsory training levy. The accord stipulates that business will urge companies to spend between 3-5% of their total salary bill voluntarily on training. “We are making a commitment to play our part. All accords will require active participation,” he said, adding that the key to the success of the accords was not the signing itself but rather the participation of all involved to make it a success. Help for underperforming schools “The critical challenge for creating more jobs is to deal with skills shortages and issues, and what we’ve assembled here in these two accords is a partnership right across the training pipeline, from primary school right through to FET collages and beyond,” said Patel. “We’ve brought here the people with resources.” 15 July 2011 Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande said all partners involved in the accords would be subject to annual binding targets, adding that his department was in the process of finalising how to spend the fund’s money in consultation with the relevant ministers. Changing mindset of public servants Organised labour, business and community organisations have committed to a target of between 100 and 200 poorly performing schools to be supported in the adopt-a-school initiative. “There is over R4-billion of unspent money from the past, and R2-billion from this year,” he said. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga said the government was encouraged by the accord specifically for under-performing schools: “It came at the right time. The accord will help redirect resources.” Business and labour have committed to ensuring that the funding of training is available through the skills development levy. It accord will also phase in opportunities for training in a work environment for at least 16 000 lecturers at Further Education and Training (FET) collages. Improving spending on training Representing organised labour, Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said that labour had for a long time argued that something needed to be done to change the lives of workers through skills development and education. “The accords will focus on concrete issues,” Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel said at the signing of the National Skills Accord and the Basic Education Accord in Pretoria this week. New Growth Path The National Skills Fund will be used effectively to support skills that address the priorities of the growth path.