UIW’s Copeland, Bearkat Duo Crowned Southland Football Players of the Week

first_imgSee picks up his second Defensive Player of the Week award this fall while teammate Matt McRobert, a junior punter, garners Special Teams Player of the Week honors. See tallied a team-high 10 tackles against Nicholls’ league-best rushing attack and McRobert played a vital role in pinning the Colonels back in their own territory as the Bearkats (5-3, 4-1 SLC) blanked No. 9 Nicholls, 17-0. SHSU hits the road for a top-25 matchup with Central Arkansas at 6 p.m. Saturday. Honorable Mention: Winston Jones, Nicholls; Jaden Smith, UIW. For the first time in his career, Copeland is the Offensive Player of the Week after leading the No. 25 Cardinals (5-2, 4-1 SLC) to a 35-17 victory over Lamar, their first win in program history as a ranked squad. The sophomore signal-caller completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 376 yards and four touchdowns, moving him one score away from the school’s career touchdown record. UIW continues a three-game homestand against Northwestern State at 4 p.m. Saturday. Offensive Player of the Week: Jon Copeland, UIW – So. – Quarterback – Argyle, TexasCopeland’s four touchdown passes tied for the second-most in program history and each of his four scores went to a different target. His longest completion of the day came on a throw to Ameer King from the Cardinals’ eight-yard line that went 90 yards to set up Keyondrick Philio’s two-yard touchdown run to make it 20-7 in the second quarter. With 376 yards, Copeland recorded the third 300-yard game of the season and the eighth of his career. Special Teams Player of the Week: Matt McRobert, Sam Houston State – Jr. – Punter – Berorwa, AustraliaMcRobert averaged 45.1 yards per punt on seven boots with a long of 64 yards in a 17-0 upset of No. 9 Nicholls. He pinned the Colonels inside their own 20-yard line on three attempts and placed them within the 10-yard line on a pair of punts. Just beyond field-goal range in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard kick landed Nicholls at their own five-yard line. The Colonels’ average starting field position in the loss was their own 21-yard line. FRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Jon Copeland and Sam Houston State’s Royce See and Matt McRobert earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.center_img Honorable Mention: Jovon Burriss, McNeese; Jeremiah Chambers, Abilene Christian; Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas. Defensive Player of the Week: Royce See, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Linebacker – Shepherd, TexasFacing off against the conference’s top rushing offense for the second-straight week, See showed he was not fazed with a team-high 10 tackles, including four solo stops. The senior had a pair of tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, and forced a fumble to help the Bearkats secure their seventh-straight win at home over a top-10 opponent. The Colonels, who entered averaging 207 yards per game on the ground, were held to 55 yards on 33 attempts. Honorable Mention: Xavier Gipson, Stephen F. Austin; Tracy James, Abilene Christian; Cody Orgeron, McNeese; Lujuan Winningham, Central Arkansas. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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Zark’s Burger burns Mila’s Lechon to a crisp

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours The early call-out worked as the Jawbreakers restored order in the third quarter and fired 23 unanswered points on the way to an easy victory.Marinerong Pilipino also coasted to its first back-to-back wins with a 96-84 rout of Wangs Basketball-Letran in the second game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkBehind Renzo Subido and Abu Tratter, the Skippers finished the first half on a 7-0 spurt and sustained that run in the third period with Billy Robles leading the charge to push the lead to as big as 23 several times.Rian Ayonayon topscored for Marinerong Pilipino with 14 points and six assists. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Wilson Baltazar of Zark’s Burger-Lyceum battles Michael Parala of Mila’s Lechon for possession.—AUGUST DELACRUZZark’s Burger-Lyceum shook off its early struggles and clobbered Mila’s Lechon by a whopping 47 points, 102-55, on Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Pasig Sports Center.“I was mad at the players at the start because we’re playing their (Mila’s) brand of basketball,” said Lyceum coach Topex Robinson. “That’s why I called two early timeouts to make sure that we’re in the right frame of mind.”ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Dwyane Wade returns to Miami as Cavs continue to deal 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 From a slim 44-41 lead, Zark’s-Lyceum zoomed to a 67-41 advantage with 3:24 left in the third quarter, made easy by the Mighty Roasters’ pathetic showing in the second half.The listless outing that saw the Roasters absorb a fourth straight loss prompted the commissioner’s office to summon their team officials, led by coach Jesse Ricardo, on Friday.“We don’t have control on how our opponents play,” said Robinson. “We always tell the players that no matter who we’re playing, we have to play at our best every time. If the opportunity is there to score, we’ll keep on scoring,” he said.Mike Nzeusseu led Zark’s-Lyceum with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Jaycee Marcelino and Kim Cinco both poured 12 points in the beatdown.CJ Perez was held to a conference-low nine points, but also collected five boards, two assists, and a steal as he allowed the Jawbreakers’ substitutes to shine, resulting in Zark’s 55 bench points.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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No. 1 Halep calls self ‘unprofessional’ after Wimbledon loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Simona Halep of Romania leaves the court after being defeated by Su-Wei Hsieh of Taiwan in their women’s singles match on the sixth day at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Saturday July 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)LONDON — Simona Halep was ready for a vacation. It’s going to start a week earlier than she wanted after she gave away a big lead, wasted a match point and lost at Wimbledon, joining the procession of top women on the way out.Ranked and seeded No. 1, fresh off her winning first Grand Slam title at the French Open, so sure she had figured out how to overcome the big-moment anxiety that was so problematic for so long, Halep chastised herself as “unprofessional” after bowing out in the third round at the All England Club on Saturday, dropping the last five games while being beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’center_img Halep held two break points in the last game, but failed to convert either.Asked when she thought she could win the match, Hsieh responded, “I don’t feel I can,” then leaned forward and laughed heartily. She did a lot of that during her news conference, making jokes and cracking herself up.She plays an unconventional brand of tennis, relying on drop shots repeatedly — which, she said, tends to drive practice partners “crazy” — and gripping her racket with two hands for forehands and backhands.Getting to the fourth round equals her best run at a major tournament in singles, although she does own two Grand Slam doubles championships. And she apparently enjoys the spotlight, because all three of her career victories over top-10 opponents came at the Australian Open (two-time major champion Garbine Muguruza), French Open (2017 Wimbledon semifinalist Johanna Konta) and, now, Wimbledon.On Monday, Hsieh will face 2014 Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova with a spot in the quarterfinals at stake. Other round-of-16 matchups on the top half of the draw: No. 12 seed Ostapenko against 50th-ranked Aliaksandra Sasnovich, who stunned two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in the first round; No. 14 Daria Kasatkina against 47th-ranked Alison Van Uytvanck, who beat defending champ Muguruza in the second round; and No. 11 Kerber against 56th-ranked Belinda Bencic, who defeated No 6 Caroline Garcia in the first round.The bottom half of the bracket’s matches Monday: seven-time champion Williams vs. 120th-ranked qualifier Evgeniya Rodina; 35th-ranked Ekaterina Makarova vs. 52nd-ranked Camila Giorgi; Pliskova vs. No. 20 Kiki Bertens; No. 13 Julia Goerges vs. 55th-ranked Donna Vekic, who eliminated 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in the first round.Halep will be gone, off for some sort of much-needed rest and relaxation.What will she do with the free time?“Anything,” Halep said, “but tennis.” In this case, though, Gulbis already has been a major semifinalist — he made it that far at the 2014 French Open, but his ranking slid because of a series of injuries — while the up-and-coming, 21-year-old Zverev has yet to have that sort of breakthrough.Otherwise, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Juan Martin del Potro all won on a day the English spectators were preoccupied with two things: soccer and the sun. They followed along on cell phones as England beat Sweden 2-0 in the World Cup quarterfinals in Russia — the All England Club did not put that other sport on any of the video screens — and used umbrellas, fans and lotion to deal with heat that reached 90 degrees (32 Celsius).Halep essentially wilted after leading 5-2 in the third set. She wouldn’t win another game.“I tried,” Hsieh said later, “to hang in there.”Halep was a point from victory while ahead 5-4 as Hsieh served at 30-40. But the 48th-ranked Hsieh got out of that predicament with a backhand winner.ADVERTISEMENT “I just was too negative to myself, talking too much. I think because I was tired, because I’m tired, I couldn’t stay focused for every ball,” Halep said. “Mentally, I was tired. Also physically, I feel tired. My muscles are gone.”For the first time in Wimbledon history, none of the top five women’s seeds reached the round of 16. Only one of the top 10 seeds will be in action in Week 2: No. 7 Karolina Pliskova. The only past champion at the grass-court tournament left is Serena Williams. Only two other women among the 16 left even own a Grand Slam singles title: Angelique Kerber has two, Jelena Ostapenko one.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I mean, I’m not surprised anymore,” said 2017 French Open champion Ostapenko, a 6-0, 6-4 winner against Vitalia Diatchenko, who eliminated five-time major champion Maria Sharapova in the first round. “Because every day, something strange is happening in the draw.”Far less so in the men’s bracket, although No. 4 seed Alexander Zverev did depart Saturday with a 7-6 (2), 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 6-0 loss to Ernests Gulbis, a Latvian ranked 138th who is the first male qualifier since 2012 to reach Wimbledon’s fourth round. 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Regional engineer makes damning victimisation claims against REOs

first_img…says he is “off the job” after exposing malpractice, misappropriationEngineer and Head of Department of Public Works for Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni), Latchman Singh, who had been contracted to the Regional Democratic Council since September 2013 but was rotated to Region Two (Pomeroon- Supenaam) in 2017, has been unable to resume duties for about 10 months now.This is as a result of the Public Service Commission (PSC) saying that they had not received a resumption of duties form after he returned to work from vacation. However, the engineer says this is totally incorrect, since upon his return to work on September 1, 2018, he signed his resumption form and returned same to Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region Eight, Gavin Gounga.According to Singh, he then proceeded on authorised medical leave from September 19, after he fell ill.“I went on approved medical sick leave after I had taken ill but to date I have been informed that my letter of assumption has not been sent to the Public Service Commission by neither the Region Eight RDC nor the Ministry of Communities, which will allow for my Government Order to be issued to take effect for payment and formal acknowledgment on the job (I have not been on the job since the end of my medical in November 2018),” Singh explained to this newspaper.The engineer said he has since made several visits to the PSC, which seemed to be dragging their feet on the matter.“Visits to the Public Service Commission remains futile, with the Secretary once saying they have not received my letter of assumption from the Region nor the Ministry of Communities. Another check with the Secretary of the Public Service Commission as of the 16th July 2019, she said whenever the Commission makes a decision I will be notified,” he said.Malpractice andmisappropriationThis, Singh described as a grave injustice and discrimination against him, while noting that he has a family to support. He believes that he is being victimised because he had disclosed malpractice and misappropriation of Government funds by the REO of Region Two at a Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting last year.“At a PAC meeting in early 2018, after the REO, Rupert Hopkinson denied (the allegations), I was furthered question by the Chairman of the PAC if malpractices and misappropriation of Government funds is still being done in Region Two, where I told the truth that the practice is still being carried out by the REO. Subsequent to this, in March 2018, I was transferred from the Public Works programme to the Agriculture programme of Region Two, which is a lesser demanding programme with all responsibilities as Programme Head restricted as well,” he related.Furthermore, Singh disclosed that he was rotated to the Region Two RDC by the Communities Ministry in May 2017, to complete the remainder of his contract but during that period, he was still being paid by the Region Eight RDC until the end of the contractual period.The engineer explained that on May 18, 2017 via Memorandum from the Secretary of the Public Service Commission (PSC), he was notified that at the end of his contractual period that he will assume duties and work on the pensionable establishment in Region Eight.He went onto to note that in April 2018, he applied to the Deputy Regional Executive Officer (DREO) in Region Two for his annual vacation leave, which was approved and in May 2018, he was furthered granted approval by the Permanent Secretary of Department of Public Service within the Ministry of the Presidency to leave the country and travel to Brazil.However, Singh said that on August 11, 2018, upon his return to his living quarters to retrieve his belongings and prepare to resume duties, he found that the locks on his living quarters were broken into and changed; and same was also done to his office.“I also found out that my salary for the months of July and August along with my benefits-for which I have signed approval certificates were being withheld,” he related.In light of these, Singh sought legal advice and had his lawyer, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall, issue letters to the Minister of Communities and its Permanent Secretary as well as Regional Executive Officer. As a result of this, he was able to successfully complete that contract but still was not paid at the time.Singh has also sought the intervention of the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) a few months ago but is still to receive any updates. This newspaper was unable to get Communities Minister, Ronald Bulkhan along with Hopkinson and Gounga for a comment on the matter.Regional Engineer, Latchman SinghRegion Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) Regional Democratic Councillast_img read more

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Manchester City go head-to-head with Juventus for Chelsea reject

first_imgManchester City have a fight on their hands with Juventus for Chelsea reject Kevin De Bruyne.The Belgian midfielder is one of the hottest properties in Europe after rebuilding his reputation at Wolfsburg, following a miserable time at Stamford Bridge.The Blues signed the 24-year-old in 2012 but he failed to win over manager Jose Mourinho, who questioned his commitment after a League Cup match against Swindon.The 2012-13 season was spent impressing the Bundesliga with Werder Bremen and an 18m move to Wolfsburg was signed in January 2014.A record breaking 21 Bundesliga assists last season put De Bruyne at the top of City’s shopping list but now Juve, who have funds available after losing Carlos Tevez, are in the race.If the Old Lady do have to sell Arturo Vidal or Paul Pogba the former Genk man would be a proven candidate to replace either of the attacking midfielders. Chelsea reject Kevin De Bruyne 1last_img read more

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School dismisses Waves’ top scorer

first_imgETC.: The first doctor to examine Pakistan’s cricket coach last spring testified in Kingston, Jamaica that he got to Bob Woolmer 40 minutes after his body was discovered – far too late to save him. Dr. Asher Cooper, part of the Cricket World Cup’s medical team, said Woolmer, sprawled on the floor of a hotel bathroom, had no pulse, and it appeared he had not been breathing for some time. Earlier, a hotel maid testified she knocked on Woolmer’s door around 7:30 a.m. but got no response, then returned about three hours later and found the coach on the bathroom floor. Misty May-Treanor swept the AVP Tour’s postseason awards, winning her third straight MVP trophy and team of the year honors with partner Kerri Walsh. May-Treanor also won best offensive and defensive player awards for the second straight season. She and Walsh won the team honor for the fifth consecutive year. “I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t have a great partner in Kerri Walsh,” May-Treanor said. “She dishes up the nectar.” May-Treanor and Walsh won 13 of 15 tournaments this season, never finishing worse than third. Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers captured men’s team of the year, having won 10 tournaments. Dalhausser was named MVP and best offensive player. Rogers shared best defensive player honors with Sean Rosenthal (Redondo). ETC.: A Brazilian volleyball player was suspended for three months by the Italian Olympic Committee after testing positive for a banned stimulant. Jacqueline Carvalho can return to play immediately, however, because she already served the punishment, the committee said. More than 500 people attended a graveside memorial in Lexington, Ky. for John Henry, the thoroughbred great remembered by one of his jockeys as a “tremendous legend” and a horse who could draw fans to tracks across the country. John Henry, who won $6.5 million and became America’s richest racehorse before retiring in 1985, was euthanized last week at 32 at Kentucky Horse Park. The gelding spent the final 22 years of his life there and was one of the park’s biggest attractions. Rafael Nadal, coming off a five-week layoff because of ailing knees, lost to David Nalbandian, 6-1, 6-2, in the Madrid Masters quarterfinals. It was Nadal’s most lopsided defeat in three years. Roger Federer downed Feliciano Lopez, 7-6 (4), 6-4, to set up a matchup against 112th-ranked Nicolas Kiefer, who beat the fifth seed, Fernando Gonzalez, 7-6 (5), 6-2. Lopez, a wild card, committed 34 unforced errors against the top-ranked Federer. ETC.: … Andy Roddick became the fifth player to qualify for the season-ending Masters Cup despite withdrawing from this week’s Madrid Masters because of a knee injury. The eight-player Masters Cup takes place in Shanghai, China, from Nov. 11-18. The U.S. Olympic Committee made a point of urging Marion Jones’ relay teams to return their medals – a stance that could bolster the United States’ reputation as it bids for the 2016 Olympics even though the leaders insist that wasn’t their motive. USOC chairman Peter Ueberroth reasserted his belief that the medals Jones won with her relay partners at the 2000 Sydney Olympics were won unfairly and should be returned, but he stopped short of saying the USOC would intervene. Ueberroth and CEO Jim Scherr bristled at the notion that their calls for Jones to voluntarily return her five medals after admitting doping was a PR ploy to help the Chicago 2016 bid. In a strange Rugby World Cup, England is making it seem like anything is possible. That includes winning the final against South Africa on today at Stade de France in Paris, a prospect that was utterly absurd a month ago. When France was defeated, 14-9, in the semifinals last weekend, an England squad that doubted itself at the start of the tournament suddenly gave itself a shot at becoming the first team to successfully defend the title it won in Sydney in 2003. In Friday’s third-place game, world player of the year nominee Felipe Contepomi scored two of Argentina’s five tries in a 34-10 victory over France. It’s the best finish ever for the Pumas. IOC president Jacques Rogge and soccer federations consider the new European Union treaty approved “historic” because of a sports exemption likely to give sports federations more autonomy. The 27 government leaders at a summit agreed on a “reform treaty” that recognizes the “specific nature of sport,” a byword for greater autonomy and possibly exemption from some economic competition rules. Rogge and the federations were concerned that sports would increasingly fall under the free-market principles within the 27-nation bloc unless it received an exemption. New York goalkeeper Ronald Waterreus said he will retire at the end of the MLS season. “I have been very fortunate to enjoy a long and eventful professional soccer career,” Waterreus said. “Over the past 20 years, I have been lucky to play at the top level in a number of different countries and gain memories that I will never forget.” Signed in January, Waterreus has a 6-6-5 record in 18 starts. The 37-year-old native of Holland has five shutouts and a 1.79 goals-against average. Volleyball Horse racing Tennis Justine Henin reached the Zurich Open semifinals by defeating Polish teenager Agnieszka Radwanska, 6-4, 6-2, while Svetlana Kuznetsova and a tearful Marion Bartoli withdrew because of injuries. Henin, seeking her ninth title of the year, is 56-4 this season and has reached the semifinals in every tournament she has entered since April 2006. She will next play Nicole Vaidisova of the Czech Republic, who defeated Ukraine’s Alona Bondarenko, 6-1, 6-4. Francesca Schiavone advanced when the second-seeded Kuznetsova retired with an ailing right shoulder injury while trailing, 6-3, 3-3. Olympics Rugby Miscellany Soccer Skiing Three-time Olympian Caroline Lalive’s comeback was cut short when she suffered a season-ending knee injury this week while training in Pitztal, Austria. The 28-year-old was coming back from a 2006 pre-Olympic injury when she crashed during a training run on Tuesday, the U.S. Ski Team said. Lalive will have surgery on Tuesday, team medical director Richard Quincy said.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Costain, a 5-foot-7 guard from Toronto, averaged 11.5 points as a junior last season. He finishes his career with 146 3-pointers to rank fifth on the school’s career list. Jurisprudence A former head football coach at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette has won a $2 million judgment in a lawsuit claiming the school fired him because of his race, not his 6-27 record. Jurors found Jerry Baldwin’s African American race wasn’t the only reason he deserved to win the lawsuit. According to the jury, university officials broke his contract and inflicted emotional distress through negligence. The six white jurors and six black jurors took nearly 10 hours to work their way through a complicated verdict form late Thursday. Jurors voted, 10-2, to award Baldwin $500,000 for general damages, including emotional distress; $600,000 for past lost wages; $900,000 for future lost wages and $2,676 for special damages. From news services Kingsley Costain, the top returning scorer on the Pepperdine men’s basketball team, has been dismissed from school for an undisclosed violation of university policy. “It’s unfortunate to lose a player of Kingsley’s caliber so close to the start of the season,” Coach Vance Walberg said in a statement issued Friday. “We are going to miss him and we wish him the best. “We’ve been practicing hard and getting ready for the new season and we will have to find a way to overcome this big loss.” last_img read more

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DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL ‘SHARK ATTACK’ VIDEO GOES GLOBAL

first_imgVIDEO footage of a shark sweeping past a man overboard off Co Donegal has gone global. Filmed off Rossnowlagh last year, it has had a collective viewing of almost 900,000 views on its various postings on YouTube.It shows one man being pushed overboard – to chuckles from his friends – before a shark sweeps past.Just as well it was a Basking Shark!  DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL ‘SHARK ATTACK’ VIDEO GOES GLOBAL was last modified: December 20th, 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:DDTV VIDEO: DONEGAL ‘SHARK ATTACK’ VIDEO GOES GLOBALlast_img read more

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Koeman: It’s my dream to coach Barcelona but I’m committed to ‘exciting’ Everton

first_imgEverton manager Ronald Koeman has admitted he dreams of coaching former club Barcelona, but insists he is committed to the ‘exciting’ challenge of getting the Toffees into the Champions League first.The former defender, who spent six years at the Nou Camp between 1989 and 1995, has regularly been linked with a return to his old club after Luis Enrique announced he was stepping down at the end of the season.Koeman, in the first season of a three-year contract at Goodison Park having arrived from Southampton last summer, has previously dismissed the Barcelona links and stressed he has a job to do on Merseyside.However, that has not stopped him admitting his ambitions stretch to a return to the Spanish giants.“Everyone knows that I am from Barca, they know my love for a club where I grew up as a player and as a person,” he told Catalan newspaper Sport.“In football, as in life, as in business, everything can be talked about and discussed.“In my life as a professional coach I have two dreams to fulfil. One, coach the selection of my country, Holland [he was previously assistant to Guus Hiddink for the 1998 World Cup]“My other wish, my other dream, is to one day coach Barca. That’s the truth.“I now owe to Everton. We have a very powerful and exciting project and we will reinforce our best to try to reach next season the Champions League.” 1 Everton manager Ronald Koeman last_img read more

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LETTERKENNY MEDIC APPOINTED TO CLINICAL DIRECTOR ROLE

first_imgDr O’DonnellThe West / North West Hospitals Group has recently appointed Dr Colm O’Donnell, consultant radiologist at Letterkenny General Hospital, as one of four clinical directors to advance the integration of the hospital group and to provide leadership for training and education across the Group.Dr O’Donnell will lead the Diagnostics Directorate (incorporating Radiology and Laboratory Medicine).The existing Group governance structure has been streamlined and now a total of four clinical directorates will manage the clinical specialties across all hospitals. Bill Maher, CEO of the West / North West Hospitals Group commented, “One of the Group priorities was to strengthen the governance structure across all hospitals in the Group and the new directorates will be responsible for providing high quality and equitable services for all patients based on excellence in clinical practices and teaching and to support the principle that the care of the patient comes first at all times.“The Clinical Directors are responsible for implementing the national clinical care programmes, developing service plans and setting performance targets. This will lead to improved quality and performance and will ensure greater efficiency by involving the appropriate medical, allied health professionals, pharmacy, nursing, administrative and support service staff working together as one business unit.“The Clinical Directors will also play a key role in quality and safety by implementing the national standards for better safer healthcare, conducting regular clinical audits and implementing the risk management and complaints procedure in each directorate.“An interim Chief Academic Officer, responsible for developing a structured and integrated approach to education and training for all healthcare professionals in the Group, has also been appointed. Duties include establishing a Graduate Medical Education Department to co-ordinate Non Consultant Hospital Doctor and Consultant training and creating a system of support/mentoring for all trainees. “The role will also involve working closely with our academic partner, NUI Galway to ensure a cohesive and integrated approach to undergraduate medical, nursing and allied health professional education.“I wish Colm and the other new appointees the best of luck with their new roles and I look forward on reporting on further developments at our public Board Meetings that will take place in Roscommon on 03 June and in Mayo on 02 September.”Dr Colm O’Donnell is a Consultant Radiologist in Letterkenny General Hospital with a special interest is musculoskeletal imaging. Originally from Loughrea, Co Galway, he was educated at St Brendan’s National School and St Raphael’s Secondary School. He attended Medical School at UCD and worked in general medicine for several years in Ireland and England. Subsequently he trained in Radiology in Wales before returning to Ireland in 2010. LETTERKENNY MEDIC APPOINTED TO CLINICAL DIRECTOR ROLE was last modified: January 24th, 2014 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) Tags:clinical directorColm O’DonnellLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

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Panel to help appoint Fulham manager

first_imgFormer Fulham players Danny Murphy and Brian McBride have been named on a five-man panel that will search for a new manager for the club.The panel also includes ex-Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn, who knows Fulham chief executive Alastair Mackintosh from their time as a player and CEO at Manchester City respectively, as well as Nike director David Daly and Fulham academy director Huw Jennings.Having sacked Felix Magath 12 days ago, Khan placed Under-21s boss Kit Symons in caretaker charge and the club has confirmed he is a candidate for the full-time job.“They each bring something similar, and yet unique, to the search,” Khan said.“They understand what we want to achieve, they’re committed to the process, and they very much respect Fulham.“They know this is a special job for a manager and they want to play a role in making sure we get this right for everyone who plays for Fulham or loves the club. And we will.“But this will be an exhaustive, thorough and deliberate process. No decisions will be made for the sake of deadlines or convenience.”Murphy is a former Fulham captain who played over 200 times for the Whites during a five-year stay at Craven Cottage.Former United States international McBride signed for Fulham from Columbus Crew in 2004 and made 153 appearances, scoring 40 goals.Daly is senior director of club and federation business at Nike and a lifelong Fulham fan.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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