August 5

Transportation Commission to Recommend Next Steps on Road Usage Charging to…

first_imgFacebook15Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Washington State Transportation CommissionThe Washington State Transportation Commission will take action next week on policy recommendations to the Washington State Legislature on whether and when the state should consider implementing a Road Usage Charge (RUC) system as a possible replacement to the gas tax.The commission meeting starts at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, and at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 18, at the Transportation Building, 310 Maple Park Ave. SE, on the Capitol Campus in Olympia. The meeting is open to the public and persons wishing to speak to the commission may do so during public comment periods each day, including a public comment opportunity prior to commission action on its road usage charging recommendations.The commission will take final action at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday on its findings and recommendations related to whether and when a RUC system could replace the gas tax to fund roads and bridges. A RUC is a per-mile charge drivers would pay for the use of roads, as opposed to paying by the gallon of gas. Because gasoline is taxed by the gallon, as vehicles become more fuel-efficient or switch to electric power, gas tax revenue is expected to decline by as much as 45 percent by 2035. In 2012, the Legislature directed the commission to assess the potential of a RUC to replace the gas tax.The final RUC report will detail the results of a 7-year-long assessment of road usage charging and a pilot project that involved more than 2,000 drivers statewide in a live test of RUC. The commission will consider the work of the RUC steering committee, results and findings from the test-driving phase of the pilot project, input from the pilot participants, and input from the public, as they finalize recommendations and next steps. The commission will submit the report to the governor, Legislature and the Federal Highway Administration in January 2020.Also on Tuesday, the commission will receive an update on current traffic and revenue data for all tolled facilities, including the State Route 99 tunnel. Commission staff will present an overview of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge loan report, which the commission will submit to the Legislature in January, indicating the amount of loan needed to avoid a toll rate increase next year. The commission also will discuss the work plan and schedule for a legislatively directed study it will conduct to assess the possibility of discounted tolls and other programs to assist low-income drivers.Commissioners also will hear the findings and recommendations from the lead consultant who conducted an analysis of congestion pricing in downtown Seattle. Congestion pricing is a charge drivers pay when they enter the most congested areas at the busiest times. Commissioned by the transportation network company Uber, the study considered whether charging all drivers could be an alternative to direct taxes or licensing limitations imposed on transportation network companies.Tuesday afternoon the commission will continue its ongoing examination of the policy issues related to vehicle automation. John Niles, co-author of a book on autonomous vehicles, will discuss the potential effects on communities and public safety of shifting 50 percent or more of today’s privately owned and human-operated vehicles to automated vehicles.On Wednesday, the commission will take action to adopt its annual report to the Legislature, which includes a number of recommendations on transportation policy and funding. Commissioners also will hear briefings on policy topics including, development of Vision 2050, the Puget Sound Regional Council’s newest long-range plan; an update to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s state plan for passenger and freight rail; and, a study underway by WSDOT’s aviation division to evaluate the potential for using electric aircraft in passenger air service.For more information about the commission and a complete meeting agenda, visit: www.wstc.wa.gov/last_img read more

January 20

Preview picks C’bar and Edwin

first_imgLast year’s winners Calabar High School and Edwin Allen High School will retain their team titles at this week’s ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. That’s the conclusion contained in the 2016 Champs Preview magazine. Published on Friday, the Preview gives Calabar a 34-point margin over Kingston College in the boys’ contest.The boys’ prediction contrasts the 15.5 point difference between the two schools last year and indicates that Calabar, captained by sprinter Fabian Hewitt, will hoist the Mortimer Geddes Trophy for the fifth time in a row.Edwin Allen are expected to have a huge edge over evenly matched teams from St Jago High, Hydel High, and Holmwood Technical. Last year, the Edwin Allen team beat the rising Hydel unit by 100 points. A similar winning spread is predicted by the Preview this year. Success would give Class Two sprinter Shellece Clarke the chance to lead her team to accept the accolades when the meet ends on Saturday, March 19.outstandingThe magazine’s Champs predictions include a win in the Class Three girls 100m for St Lucian Julien Alfred of St Catherine High, and double gold for Calabar’s outstanding Christopher Taylor in the Class Two 200m and 400m. Taylor, reigning Class Two 100m and 110m hurdles champion Dejour Russell, and Michael Stephens are expected to carry the day for Calabar with dominance in Class Two with Warren Barrett throwing his way to glory in Class One.After his recent shot put mark of 19.89 metres, Barrett has a chance to not only break the one year old record of 19.52m by Demar Gayle but also to approach the 20-metre barrier.The Preview says that Edwin Allen are strong on the track and in the field and credits the Frankfield-based school with 13 predicted wins. Accordingly, those successes are distributed across the sprints, middle and long distances, throws, jumps and relays.• Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.last_img read more

January 20

All set for INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High Champs

first_imgThe 39th staging of the INSPORTS All-Age and Junior High Athletics Championships was launched at the National Stadium’s hospitality room on April 20, 2017 with several noted highlights.Sixteen schools are registered to compete in the three-day event, which starts April 26 at the National Stadium East. This is a reduction from the 24 schools that took part last year, won by Windward Road Primary and Junior High.The event this year will be free to the public, with action beginning 9 a.m. each day. However, spectators are being urged to abide by the strict guidelines of the organisers and Independence Park Limited (IPL) – operators of the National Stadium complex.Over the years, the number of participating schools has been dwindling due to the fact that all-age and junior high schools are being phased out by the Government under a policy initiative.Still, there are over 80 such institutions across the island, noted Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sports Minister Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, who announced a $500,000 allocation to be shared among the competing teams.In her presentation as the guest speaker, the minister urged the Institute of Sports to do more to attract more schools to the championships.SCHOOL PARTICIPATION”My understanding is there are some 84 all-age/junior high institutions across the island, and INSPORTS must do everything in its powers, getting as many of these schools participating. So, next year, we must see the majority of these schools competing,” said the minister.Meantime, administrative director (ad interim), Mr Renardo Smith, says the agency is undergoing a transformation and will improve its outlook going forward.Speaking publicly for the first time as the administrative director, Smith said: “Though the challenge may be difficult, it is not insurmountable, but will require the full cooperation from all stakeholders involve in the transformation process, which has started.”Fourth vice-president of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA), Vilma Charlton, cautioned coaches against overworking athletes.”We applaud the schools that now employ qualified coaches and physical education teachers, as only they understand the level of training that children at this age ought to be undergoing. Therefore, teachers and coaches, please be reminded that the children are still growing and that you can inflict unnecessary damage or injury, which, most times, they never get over,” said Charlton, who is an Olympian.Education officer for physical education, Elton Johnson, highlighted the importance of physical education and human development in creating well-rounded student athletes.last_img read more

January 19

Foton downs Iriga, extends win run to 4

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Sara Klisura of Serbia and skipper Jaja Santiago powered Foton to its fourth straight win in as many outings as Iriga solely missed the services of star player Gretchel Soltones, who was slapped a one-year ban by the league.Klisura paced the assault with 10 kills, a block and an ace for a total of 12 points while Santiago contributed 11 points.“The league and the team owners do not want this to happen to Soltones, but we have to honor and follow league rules,” PSLPresident Ramon ’Tats’ Suzara said. “All the PSL players are under contract with their respective squads and they follow our rules. No player is exempt from them.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogFoton head coach Moro Branislav admitted that the Tornadoes relaxed a bit in the second set before they went for the kill in the deciding set.“We were a little easy in the second set. We relaxed which is very difficult. It was good thing the local and foreign players jelled in the deciding set to win the match,” Branislav said. Branislav added he was impressed with the performance of local players Maika Ortiz and Ivy Perez, who delivered down the stretch.Serbian import Tamara Kmezic fired 17 points off 15 kills and a pair of service aces while Japanese Saam Miyagawa had 11 points for the Lady Oragons, who fell to 1-1.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ 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 Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson PSL says Soltones fine sticks; PVL calls decision ‘absurd’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Reigning champion Foton expectedly trounced Iriga City, 25-10, 25-23, 25-19, Tuesday in the Chooks to-Go-Philippine Superliga (PSL) Grand Prix at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

January 12

Town Clerk leased lands not owned by M&CC – CoI hears

first_img…as current, former employees testifyBy Rupadai SeenaraineCurrent and former employees of the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) appeared in their numbers at the Critchlow Labour College on Monday to testify on the first day of the Commission of Inquiry (CoI) that was launched into the non-payment of benefits and issues surrounding other financial resources at City Hall.An employee of City Hall testifying at the CoI on Monday. Also in photo is Justice Cecil KennardHeaded by Retired Justice Cecil Kennard, the CoI is seeking to investigate the nonpayment of benefits, a rejected no-confidence motion that was filed against Town Clerk Royston King by Councillor Sherod Duncan, contracts that were awarded and the mismanagement of funds among other areas.At Monday’s session, the issue of King distributing lease documents for a plot of land which is not owned by the Council to a shipping carrier came under scrutiny.While the matter has not yet been addressed by the Commission, Guyana Times understands that Quick Shipping Inc was given permission to operate on a piece of land at Lot 1 Mudflat, Lombard Street at the cost of $625,000 per year.Initially, the company had sent a letter to National Industrial and Commercial Investments Limited (NICIL) on September 6, 2016 which requested permission to rent the piece of land. It has been insinuated that the Town Clerk did not submit the lease document to the entire Council for deliberations. This is supposed to be done d for all contracts which pass through City Hall.Town Clerk Royston KingPrior to the announcement by the Local Government Commission (LGC) to launch a CoI into the operations at City Hall, the Town Clerk was sent on administrative leave and representing the Commission were Everton Singh-Lammy and Sherwin Benjamin.Both King and the Mayor, Patricia Chase Green are expected to testify at later hearings, but witnesses on Monday included 59-year-old Kenrick Hamilton, who shared his concerns as it relates to accumulating no benefits after serving for over 20 years.He was placed to work as an ‘unfixed’ employee which means that he would receive no benefits after the age of 65. Fixed employees are expected to retire at the age of 55, with benefits.Hamilton told the Commission he would have engaged several Ministries on this matter and a response from the Labour Department of the Social Protection Ministry led to a meeting which the Council did not attend.“Every time we call Labour, City Council make an excuse. We end up now taking it on our own and write the President of Guyana,” he said.Also testifying at the CoI was Julian Orjester, who claimed that he served in the position of assistant town clerk, but was never paid an increase.According to Orjester, he was asked to serve as the assistant town clerk in 2013 on two occasions. The man indicated that he summoned King on numerous occasions as it related to his money but would only get to speak with the Town Clerk if he was in “a good mood”.On one occasion, the man said that King told him, “Julian, I cannot help you.”Retired employees also gave their statements, primarily as it relates to monies that were owed to them after various salary increases. Jardine Hope and Allison Collins testified as former employees who did not receive increases that were granted by the Government.Collins related that she was owed money since 2015 and 2016 and was told, “He (Royston King) said he don’t have money to pay us our back pay nor my gratuity. I would like to have my money from the Mayor and City Council.”The Inquiry is expected to conclude on October 31, 2018 when the necessary recommendations will be submitted after all evidence is presented before the Commission. Justice Kennard sought to point out that letters in the media will not be taken into account as testimony. Hence, persons would have to take the stand under oath to submit their evidence.The CoI comes just months away from the Local Government Elections (LGE) after which a new executive body will be elected to oversee the activities of the Council.However, it was claimed that this was necessary since numerous complaints were made by staffers of the Council and other agencies regarding the expenditure and decisions which were made by the Council.On September 21, 2018, the Town Clerk was instructed to proceed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.last_img read more

December 29

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU…THE DONEGALDAILY GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED

first_imgSo where do I start?Start walking for an amount of time that feels comfortable – anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. Once you can walk for 30 minutes easily, start introducing 60 second jogging intervals into your walking. As time goes on, make the jogging intervals longer, until you are running for 30 minutes straight. Track running is better for you (like at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny), but you can just easily go to your nearest beach. Whatever your level of fitness you should comfortably be able to build from nothing to running continuously for 30 minutes in the space of eight weeks. All you need to do is make a commitment to run at least three times a week and follow this simple run-walk programme which will gradually ease you towards the goal.A few things to bear in mind: Is something wrong if I am out of breath?Running causes you to breathe harder than usual, so some amount of huffing and puffing is normal. Most of that out-of-breath feeling diminishes as you become fitter. Concentrate on breathing from deep down in your belly, and if you have to, slow down or take walking breaks. If the breathlessness persists, ask your doctor about the possibility that you may have asthma. Where should I run?You can run anywhere that’s safe and enjoyable. The best running routes are scenic, well lit, and free of traffic. There also soft: choose trails or smooth grass rather than roads. Think of running as a way to explore new territory. Use your watch to gauge your distance, and set out on a new adventure each time you run. Talk to other runners about the routes they run. The more varied your routes, the easier running will feel. If you are out on the open roads at night, you must wear high visibility vests and gear. I often suffer from a stitch when I run. Will these ever go away?Side stitches are common among beginners because the abdomen is not used to the jostling that running causes. Most runners find that stitches go away as fitness increases. Also, don’t eat any solid foods in the hour before you run. When you get a stitch, breathe deeply, concentrating on pushing all of the air out of your abdomen. This will stretch out your diaphragm muscle (just below your lungs), which is usually where a cramp occurs. So you want to get fit, but you can’t afford a personal trainer. Then take up running. Invest in a good pair of trainers at your local Donegal sports store and before you know it, you will be addicted. But it does help of course to have some advice so here’s some answers to some of those questions you may have: Is it normal to feel pain during running?They do say ‘no pain, no gain’. Some discomfort is normal as you start out but you should always try to do some stretching beforehand. If you are in real pain, you should take a complete break for a few days until the injury heals. If it doesn’t disappear, consult your GP.What sort of footwear do I need?Running doesn’t require much investment in gear and accessories, but you have to have a good pair of running shoes. Unlike all-round trainers, running shoes are designed to allow your foot to strike the ground properly, reducing the amount of shock that travels up your leg. They’re also made to fit your foot snugly, which reduces the slipping and sliding that can lead to blisters. There are some great sites online, but it’s hard to beat the advice at your local sports shop.What’s best for me – treadmill or outside?A treadmill ‘pulls’ the ground underneath your feet, and you don’t meet any wind resistance, which makes running somewhat easier. Many treadmills are padded, making them a good option if you’re carrying a few extra pounds or are injury-prone and want to decrease impact. To better simulate the effort of outdoor running, you can always set your treadmill at a one per cent incline. But it is hard to beat the great outdoors – and it is cheaper! Track running is better for you (like at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny), but you can just easily go to your nearest beach. There’s plenty in Donegal to go round! Should I breathe through my nose or my mouth?Probably the latter, which will allow you to get as much oxygen as possible to your working muscles. However, some runners breathe through their noses during training runs, believing that this keeps them more relaxed. Do what works for you. So you want to get fit – but it doesn’t have to cost you a cent. As more and more people take up running, here’s the Donegal Daily guide to getting started: Week 1 Run one min, walk 90 seconds. Repeat eight times. Do three times a week.Week 2 Run two mins, walk one min. Repeat seven times. Do three times a week.Week 3 Run three mins walk one mins. Repeat six times. Do three times a week.Week 4 Run five mins, walk two mins. Repeat four times. Do three times a week.Week 5 Run eight mins, walk two mins. Repeat three times. Do three times a week.Week 6 Run 12 mins, walk one min. Repeat three times. Do three times a week.Week 7 Run 15 mins, walk one min, Run fifteen mins. Do three times a weekWeek 8 Run 30 mins continuouslyNEW YEAR, NEW YOU…THE DONEGALDAILY GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED was last modified: January 4th, 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) Allow at least a day between runs when you begin.If in doubt, slow down. You should be able to hold a conversation while you run. Respecting your body is the best route to progression.Walk purposefully, and be strict with your run/walk timings.Don’t be afraid to repeat a week, or drop back a week. Everyone’s different.Take heart – you can do it!Here’s our guide to getting you up and running:last_img read more

December 29

LETTERKENNY IT PREPARES NEW COURSES FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE

first_imgThe President of the Letterkenny Institute of Technology has said the college must adapt if it is to offer the courses which will provide students with employment in the years ahead.Mr Hannigan was speaking as the LYIT offered its biggest ever choice in the areas of science, technology and software development.He said the outlook is very positive. “The market is changing and we’re conscious that our courses must meet the needs of industry. That’s why we’re listening to the needs of the market and striving to deliver programmes which equip our students with the knowledge and skills to help them succeed.”Students are now being asked to visit lyit.ie prior to the CAO deadline of 1 February 2012 for course options or call Noeleen on 074 9186108.In 2011, Letterkenny IT was named runner up in the Sunday Times survey and celebrates 40 years in delivering education.The college now offers over 70 courses across its 4 schools of Science, Business, Engineering and Tourism, many up to Masters level. It has seen a steady increase in student numbers which now exceed 3,000, a 30% increase since 2008, and is located on two modern campuses at Letterkenny and Killybegs. LYIT campuses have excellent facilities including state of the art science labs, new cookery demonstration kitchen, gym and floodlit playing fields. A friendly supportive atmosphere is backed by great relationships with staff and students, a point that’s often referred to by graduates.LYIT has always been a strong advocate of encouraging mature students participation within the regular curriculum.Since early 2009 the college has been successful in a number of proposals for the delivery of courses which are aimed at helping those who are unemployed and who wish to retrain or gain a new qualification.It has successfully introduced programmes in Wind Energy, Financial Services Technologies, Pharmacy Technician and Accounting. In January 2012, LYIT will be making an application to deliver a further new set of Labour Market Activation Programmes.LYIT provides an exciting environment which encourages strong academic learning and great practical experience in areas which are growing and employers are looking for. To find out more about studying at LYIT visit www.lyit.ie or call 074 9186108. LETTERKENNY IT PREPARES NEW COURSES FOR JOBS OF THE FUTURE was last modified: January 18th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Letterkenny Institute of TechnologyPRESIDENT PAUL HANNIGANlast_img read more

December 28

City employees do double duty with nonprofit work on side

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant The techie from City Hall had a special credential he did not bother to flash. “My dad passed away when I had just turned 8,” he said. “I was raised by my mom from then. I respect my mom a lot and I think she did such a great job raising me and my sister it makes me want to help other mothers who may be in that same situation.” The other day McRee brought a crew to the group’s Canyon Country digs to fix computers and set up the network. Then Quick spotted another use for his information technology gold mine. “He has a big heart,” Quick said. “He will be part of our mentor program.” Retired firemen and policemen have banded together to create a mentoring program for boys whose fathers are largely absent. Quick has tapped McRee to take part, by sharing his computer skills. Like McRee, other city staff members employ their knowledge – and some leverage social and business connections – outside City Hall to benefit nonprofit groups. While many orchestrate fundraisers from cozy seats in the boardroom, some also find themselves picking up garbage and handing out water to parched firemen, as Adele Macpherson, the city’s superintendent of community services, has done. The president of the Samuel Dixon Family Health Center’s board has rolled up her sleeves at fundraising events, and while volunteer work with the American Red Cross sent her across the country to help out in disasters, she handed out the water when fire has consumed hills and blacked the sky in Santa Clarita. The native of Sale, a town near Manchester in England, also is a member of the Queen Victoria chapter of the Daughters of the British Empire. The group holds teas to help support the British Home for retirees in Sierra Madre. City Clerk Sharon Dawson, who spends her days working alongside bureaucrats and private citizens – some who long to become bureaucrats – spends her spare time raising money to make reading fun for kids. It is no coincidence she serves on the board of the Friends of the Santa Clarita Valley Libraries. “My dad, when he retired from his permanent job had worked in an elementary school library,” she said. “He got so much joy out of helping kids find books and learning history. I do it in honor of my dad.” Her father has since died. Special districts administrator Dennis Luppens is the president of the executive board of the Santa Clarita Valley Food Pantry. That does not stop him from getting some dirt under his nails. He calls on contacts to donate food, money or marketing expertise, and each year he helps out with the postal drive, where the U.S. Postal Service collects canned food for the group. Mail carriers may collect the food, but unlike the mail, the do not deliver it. Luppens helps out with that, unloading carts and delivering goods to the food pantry. “I used to be involved with low-income families in my city job,” he said. “It’s that desire to maybe help that one person you may never meet again. You know you’ve helped that person and made their life a little better.” The director of the city’s Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department serves on the board of the Santa Clarita Valley Boys & Girls Club, but his calling as a lifeguard from 1975 to 1993 led to collecting and managing lifesaving statistics for open water and lifeguard agencies across the country. Rick Gould’s responsibility for a nationwide statistical database makes him an expert of drowning prevention and lifeguard effectiveness, which he frequently lectures on. “I can tell you with the touch of a finger how many rescues occurred in Miami, Florida” he said. Closer to home, he advises Los Angeles County lake lifeguards. Macpherson, who was a founding member of the Santa Clarita Valley Resource Center, hopes its new presence on the Web attracts more helpers. “It’s the friendliest of ways to look through volunteer organizations without having to call organizations and find what they have,” she said. “It makes it easier and more comfortable.” Volunteer opportunities can be found at www.scvrc.org. Judy O’Rourke, (661) 257-5255 judy.orourke@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – In his day job, Rob McRee’s computer smarts are pretty much taken for granted. It was another story when he entered the Web-less domain of a nonprofit group that helps out single moms and their kids. McRee, the city of Santa Clarita’s Webmaster, is building a home for Single Mothers Outreach on the Internet. “There will be more awareness from the public, more volunteer opportunities available and updates on events at our office,” said Debbie Quick, executive director of the organization. “To moms who are out there seeking help from themselves, feeling alone and distraught, they can click on the computer and see there’s help.” Single Mothers Outreach helps women find jobs, a place to live and support groups. The local group serves about 1,400 single mothers and their kids, who range from newborns to 20-somethings. last_img read more

December 24

Men’s Golf In Seventh After First Two Rounds At MVC Championship

first_img SUNRISE BEACH, Mo. – The Drake University men’s golf team finished the first two rounds of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in seventh place Monday at The Club at Porto Clima.The Bulldogs carded a round of 306 in the morning followed by 309 in the afternoon for a total of 615. Illinois State owns a 1-stroke lead in first place at 285-292 – 577 followed by SIU at 291-287 – 578.Three Bulldogs are in the top 25 of the individual leaderboard with Tommi Avant leading the way at 74-79 – 153 in 20th place. Lucas Scherf and Shayne Patel are tied for 21st at 174. Scherf wend 76-78 while Patel carded a 79-75 on the 7,060-yard, par-72 course.Illinois State’s David Rauer leads the field at 141 after an impressive opening round of 66.The final round of the MVC Championship is scheduled to tee off Tuesday at 8 a.m.Team Standings1. Illinois State, 285-292 – 577 (+1)  2. Southern Illinois, 291-287 – 578 (+2)  3. Missouri State, 299-292 – 591 (+15)  4. Bradley University, 302-301 – 603 (+27)  5. Valparaiso Univ., 303-302 – 605 (+29)  6. Loyola U.- Chicago, 306-301 – 607 (+31)  7. Drake, 306-309 – 615 (+39)  8. Northern Iowa, 305-312 – 617 (+41)  9. Evansville, 319-306 – 625 (+49) 7. Drake, 306-309 – 61520. Tommi Avant , 74-79 – 153T21. Lucas Scherf, 76 -78 – 154T21. Shayne Patel, 79-75 – 154T39. Tim Lim, 82-77 – 15941. Chase Wicklund, 77-83 – 160 Print Friendly Version Day 1 Results Story Linkslast_img read more

December 24

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14 GIRLS DO THEIR CLUB PROUD

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA U14 GirlsTHE management of St Eunan’s U-14 girls squad has paid tribute to them for their dedication this year after losing the county final in cruel circumstances at the weekend.The girls led throughout the final against Moville, only to lose by a point to a goal scored six minutes into injury time.Manager Decky O’Donnell with coaches Greg Harkin, Eimhear Bradley and Liam McCann however say there was certainly no lost pride in the efforts of the girls who put in a fanstastic display before losing out by 6-01 to 3-09. “The girls have been brilliant all year and I didn’t want that to pass without acknowledging the tremendous efforts of every member of the squad,” said Decky.“I hope to see all the girls back next year for the U-14s and U-16s. Every one of them played for their club with pride this year and we’re all very very proud of them.”The girls had their annual end of season meal at the Mount Errigal Hotel after the game – where their biggest supporters, Cathal, Thomas, Noel and Niamh joined in the craic.     GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-14 GIRLS DO THEIR CLUB PROUD was last modified: September 16th, 2013 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:St Eunan’s GAA clublast_img read more