Sittlington returns as SOCU advisor

first_img…despite questions over remit; arrest celebrationsDespite previous complaints from the main political Opposition party in Guyana, the People’s Progressive Party, UK white collar crime expert Dr Sam Sittlington is back for another stint working with the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU).This was made known from a missive sent out by the United Kingdom High Commission office. In the missive, British High Commissioner Greg Quinn invited media operatives to a “meet the press” day on January 9, where Dr Sittlington will be introduced as a financial investigations mentor and advisor to SOCU.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoFollowing Sittlington’s initial appointment, SOCU, in a bold move, had arrested and questioned a number of top officials from the previous Government. Among those arrested and questioned were former President, Bharrat Jagdeo, and former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr Roger Luncheon.Other former Government officials questioned included former Prime Minister and former President, Samuel Hinds; former ministers Priya Manickchand, Irfaan Ali, Clement Rohee, Robert Persaud and Dr Jennifer Westford. One commonality with their questioning was that it was in relation to property purchased at the Sparendaam seawall area on the East Coast that is commonly known as “Pradoville 2”.Opposition Leader Bharrat JagdeoWhile the current Administration contends that the transaction is a criminal act because of the belief that the land was sold below market value, the PPP has argued that subsidised housing has always been a part of the legacy of the People’s Progressive Party, and that countless Guyanese have benefited from lands sold below market value.No further action was ever pursued against these former officials, and the arrests prompted resounding cries that the executive has been giving orders to SOCU to attack former Government officials as part of a witch-hunting exercise. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan had threatened charges against former Government officials just one week before SOCU arrested some of the former officials.A glass of winePublic Security Minister, Khemraj RamjattanTwo days after these events, Ramjattan, along with SOCU Head Sydney James and Dr Sittlington, had a rendezvous at a popular city café, and were seen clinking glasses in an extremely celebratory atmosphere in the dimly lit establishment.Ramjattan later confirmed to Guyana Times that he and the SOCU officials had been having some drinks at the popular spot, which usually is not opened to the public after dark. According to Ramjattan, he had gone to “have a glass of wine” with the SOCU officials as they celebrated Dr Sittlington’s work here in Guyana, since the expert had been due to leave soon.MotiveAt a subsequent press conference, Jagdeo had questioned the motive behind the gathering, noting that “to drink wine immediately after arrests were made warrants a full-fledged investigation”.SOCU head, Asst Commissioner Sydney JamesAccording to the Opposition Leader, given that the coalition Government has launched several Commissions of Inquiry, President David Granger should do the same with regard to this matter, since it threatened the country’s independence and dignity.Questions have also been raised about whether or not Sittlington was operating under the auspices of the British High Commission in Guyana, and his role in SOCU.British High Commissioner Quinn had said that Dr Sittlington was “at SOCU in an advisory and training capacity, and not in an operational role.”last_img read more

‘There was absolutely no intent to get sent off’, insists Newcastle’s Williamson

first_imgNewcastle defender Mike Williamson has refuted claims from manager John Carver that he deliberately got himself sent off during Saturday’s 3-0 drubbing at Leicester.The 31-year-old earned a second yellow card midway through the game following a clash with Jamie Vardy, barging into the Foxes forward while both players were off the pitch.Magpies boss Carver aimed his astonishing accusation directly at the centre-back following the game, and later stated to media that he thought Williamson ‘meant’ to get sent off as an ‘easy way out’.And while Williamson is adamant that was ‘absolutely’ not the case, he did issue an apology to the Toon army, as well as his team-mates, for his actions.There was, however, no apology to Carver, with reports on Saturday suggesting the defender reacted angrily when approached by the stand-in manager.“I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the Newcastle United supporters and my fellow team-mates for getting sent off during yesterday’s game,” a statement from the player read.“There was absolutely no intent to hurt Jamie [Vardy] or get sent off, but I recognise that I should have been more composed and measured in my determination to win the ball. Unfortunately, it did the one thing I never wanted to do, and that was to hurt the team.“Moving forward, I will do whatever I can to help my team-mate prepare for the next two games and fight to get back into the team when I’m next available.“I’ve had the honour to play for Newcastle United for five years now, and I can genuinely say that I feel privileged to play for this football club. I would never do anything intentionally to hurt the team or its supporters.”The loss to Leicester was Newcastle’s eighth in a row and leaves the club just five points above the bottom three. 1 Newcastle’s Mike Williamson last_img read more


first_imgMr Seamus Neely, Chief Executive addressed today’s meeting of Donegal County Council and referred specifically to reports in some national and local media in relation to the financial position of the organisation.Donegal County Council are insolvent.A report published during March 2015 by the Local Government Audit Service and entitled “Overview of the work of the Local Government Auditors”, was recently commented upon in some national and local media with specific reference to the financial performance associated with Local Authorities during the financial year 2013.Mr Neely noted that the specific details included in this report prepared by the Local Government Audit Service on this Local Authority are accurate and consistent with the details previously presented to the members of Donegal County Council. However, he noted that there has been inaccurate interpretation of aspects of the report particularly in relation to comments around the financial solvency of the Council.In his address Mr Neely stated that “I can confirm that there is no question with regard to the solvency of the Council in that the Council has and will continue to trade in a solvent manner and in line with required governance and financial management processes”.He added “it is factually incorrect, to suggest that any business whether public or private sector and which happens to have a revenue deficit at the end of a particular year in it’s balance sheet is insolvent. This misrepresents the position of any such business to it’s stakeholders including in the case of Donegal County Council, it’s elected members, it’s employees, it’s customers, those businesses that provide goods and services to the Council, amongst others. In this context I can give full assurance to all of the stakeholders of the Council of fullest confidence in the ongoing financial management of the organisation and rejects any notion or suggestion that the organisation is insolvent or any connotations associated with such a term”.Mr Neely also stated that “it is useful to reflect at this time on what the most recent financial outturn is indicating, for the period ending 31st December 2014. These accounts reflect the merged position of the County and the former Town Councils and for the first time reflect the net joint position of these various authorities”. He added “I am pleased to report that the provisional figures for the year end position has improved by some €785,000 in respect of the County Council alone and as a result of the merge with the Town Councils (and on a once off, exceptional basis) by a further €2.045 million. This, in net terms, will see the 2013 deficit being reduced by some €2.83 million to a reduced deficit figure of less than €15 million.In addition to this, the Council’s financial statement also includes a credit position on our specific revenue reserve, amounting to some €3.375 million at the end of 2014. When netted off against the general revenue deficit this €3.375 million would reflect a net deficit position of approximately €11.6 million”.Mr Neely referred to the prudent approaches taken when reviewing the application of appropriate provisions for bad debt and how those bad debts are dealt with and stated “I am confident in our approach in that it is fair and equitable and strikes a good balance between the needs of the Council in continuing to trade in an appropriate manner and those of the customers that it serves while acknowledging the ongoing challenging financial and economic environment and the need to collect monies to allow the Council to provide the necessary services”.He concluded that “the Council will continue to work diligently to ensure that it can continue to provide the maximum range of services across our areas of responsibility in line with our financial capacity in a manner that does not expose the organisation to financial loss”.“THERE IS NO QUESTION OVER SOLVENCY OF COUNCIL” – CEO SEAMUS NEELY was last modified: April 13th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Rugby Club and Friends of Letterkenny Hospital will host a white collar boxing event involving local celebrities this Friday night – and the gloves are already on for Fight Night 2! (Click the video above to see a preview).The event will see 30 local celebrities and business people take to the boxing ring with proceeds raised on the night will be split between Friends of Letterkenny Hospital and Letterkenny Rugby Club. There will be 15 matches on the night and participants include prominent local people including TDs, County Councillors, business owners and employees.The boxers have been taking part in a 6 week training programme with a qualified boxing coach. On the night, each fight will consist of three rounds lasting 1.5 minutes per round. Boxers have been paired up with coaches in accordance with their weight, age, fitness and skills.The show is hosted by White Collar Boxing who supply the training coaches, an MC for the eveing from Steanta Sports, a DJ for music and lighting and a qualified referee and judge. Each boxer selects his or her own theme name which will be printed on their vests and they will all have their own entrance music.The entrance fee on the night will be €20 and the club expects to sell all 1200 tickets. This event promises to be the biggest and best social event to take place in Letterkenny this year.For further information on the event, please contact Brian Gribben on or check out ‘Letterkenny White Collar Boxing Event’ on Facebook.DDTV VIDEO: GET READY TO RUMBLE FOR FIGHT NIGHT 2 was last modified: June 18th, 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:charity boxing nightLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

Chelsea outcast Danny Drinkwater is wanted by multiple Premier League clubs

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Crystal Palace and Southampton are reportedly in contention to sign Chelsea midfielder Danny Drinkwater.Drinkwater, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Leicester on deadline day last summer for £35million, only made 12 Premier League appearances last season. moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 1 And with new boss Maurizio Sarri in the early stages of implementing a stylish brand of football at the club, it appears Drinkwater’s days at Chelsea could be numbered.Drinkwater, 28, had been linked with a move to West Ham towards the end of last season.But according to the Daily Mirror, Palace and Southampton are weighing up a move for the player, who may be granted a loan move away from Stamford Bridge before the deadline on August 9. Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer targets LATEST LATEST TRANSFER NEWS RANKED Drinkwater has had a stop-start Chelsea career so far REVEALED last_img read more

The 24 clubs who can rightly be considered giants of Europe

first_img 15. Valencia have won five UEFA club competitions – The Spanish side won the UEFA Cup in 2004, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1980, the Super Cup in 1980 and 2004, and the Intertoto Cup in 1998 24 24 17. Hamburg have won four UEFA club competitions – HSV won the European Cup in 1983, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1977, and the Intertoto Cup in 2005 and 2007 24 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? ALTERED Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 24 24 24 12. They may have lost three European Cup finals, but Atletico have won three Europa Leagues (2010, 2012 and 2017), one Cup Winners’ Cup (1962) and two Super Cups (2010 and 2012), plus the Intercontinental Cup in 1974 (they took part after losing the European Cup final to Bayern, when the German club declined to take their place in the de facto club world championship) 24 9. Manchester United have won seven UEFA club competitions – The Red Devils have won three European Cups/Champions Leagues, in 1968, 1999 and 2008, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1991, the Europa League in 2017, the Super Cup in 1991 and the Intercontinental Cup in 1999 24 24 MONEY 19. Nottingham Forest have won three UEFA club competitions – Forest won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, and the Super Cup in 1979 23. Dynamo Kiev have won three UEFA club competitions – Kiev won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1975 and 1986, and the Super Cup in 1975 3. Barcelona have won 14 UEFA club competitions – Barca have won the European Cup/Champions League five times, in 1992, 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2015, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1979, 1982, 1989 and 1997, and the Super Cup in 1992, 1997, 2009, 2011 and 2015 highlights Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade 16. Feyenoord have won four UEFA club competitions – The Dutch club won the European Cup and Intercontinental Cup in 1970, and the UEFA Cup in 1974 and 2002 8. Inter have won eight UEFA club competitions – The Milan club have won three European Cups/Champions Leagues, in 1964, 1965 and 2010, plus the UEFA Cup in 1991, 1994 and 1998, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1964 and 1965 24 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack 24 22. Tottenham Hotspur have won three UEFA club competitions – Spurs won the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963 and the UEFA Cup in 1972 and 1984 6. Bayern Munich have won 10 UEFA club competitions – Bayern have won five European Cups/Champions Leagues, in 1974, 1975, 1976, 2001 and 2013, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1967, the UEFA Cup in 1996, the Super Cup in 2013, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1976 and 2001 7. Ajax have won 10 UEFA club competitions – Dutch club Ajax have won four European Cups/Champions Leagues, in 1971, 1972, 1973 and 1995, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1987, the UEFA Cup in 1992, the Super Cup in 1973 and 1995, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1972 and 1995 smart causal 20. Borussia Dortmund have won three UEFA club competitions – Dortmund won the 1997 Champions League and Intercontinental Cup, and the 1966 Cup Winners’ Cup 2. AC Milan have won 17 UEFA club competitions – Milan have won seven European Cups/Champions Leagues, in 1963, 1969, 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1968 and 1973, the Super Cup in 1989, 1990, 1994, 2003 and 2007, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1969, 1989 and 1990 silverware 24 24center_img 24 24 24 24 24 NEW ERA 24 Yes, the kings of Europe have 12 European Cups/Champions Leagues, won in 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1966, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018, two UEFA Cups, in 1985 and 1986, four Super Cups, in 2002, 2014, 2016 and 2017, plus three Intercontinental Cups, in 1960, 1998 and 2002 24 5. Juventus have won 11 UEFA club competitions – Juve won the European Cup/Champions League in 1985 and 1996, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1984, the UEFA Cup in 1977, 1990 and 1993, the Super Cup in 1984 and 1996, the Intercontinental Cup in 1985 and 1996, and the Intertoto Cup in 1999 10. Porto have won seven UEFA club competitions – The Portuguese giants have won the European Cup/Champions League twice, in 1987 and 2004, the UEFA Cup/Europa League twice, in 2003 and 2011, the Super Cup in 1987, and the Intercontinental Cup in 1987 and 2004 gameday 24. Schalke have won three UEFA club competitions – click right to count down to number one – Schalke won the 1997 UEFA Cup and the 2003 and 2004 UEFA Intertoto Cup How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures 24 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 21. Aston Villa have won three UEFA club competitions – Villa won the European Cup and Super Cup in 1982, and the Intertoto Cup in 2001 Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes 24 possible xi 11. Sevilla have won six UEFA club competitions – Sevilla have won a record five Europa League/UEFA Cups, in 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and 2016, and the Super Cup in 2006 24 Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener 24 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Which club is the most storied in terms of European success?It’s what wanted to know, so we looked at teams that have won the most UEFA club competitions.They vary in prestige, with the Super Cup a notch down from the Europa League, which in turn cannot match the glory of winning the Champions League.Nonetheless, we have tallied up club successes and ranked teams in order, based first on the total number of trophies they have won, then separating them further if necessary by the prestige of the tournaments won.Included are the Champions League/European Cup, Europa League/UEFA Cup (but not Fairs Cup, which wasn’t a UEFA competition), and three defunct competitions: the Cup Winners’ Cup, the UEFA-endorsed Intercontinental Cup and last, and definitely least, the Intertoto Cup. Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more 4. Liverpool have won 11 UEFA club competitions – The Reds have won five European Cups/Champions Leagues, in 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984 and 2005, the UEFA Cup in 1973, 1976 and 2001, and the Super Cup in 1977, 2001 and 2005 13. Chelsea have won five UEFA club competitions – The Blues won the Champions League in 2012, the Europa League in 2013, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1971 and 1998, and the Super Cup in 1998 impact Football news possible standings 18. Parma have won four UEFA club competitions – The Italian club won the UEFA Cup in 1995 and 1999, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1993, and the Super Cup in 1993 14. Anderlecht have won five UEFA club competitions – The Belgian club won the UEFA Cup in 1983, the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1976 and 1978, and the Super Cup in 1976 and 1978 last_img read more

Religious Events Calendar

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Holiday open house, noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Canoga Park Lutheran Church and School, 7357 Jordan Ave. Call (818) 348-5714. Christmas concert, 3 p.m. Sunday, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 12227 Balboa Blvd., Granada Hills. Donation at the door. Call (818) 360-4777. The St. James Early Music Ensemble holiday concert, 4 p.m. Sunday, St. James Presbyterian Church, 19414 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Offering will be taken. Call (818) 345-2057. Christmas concert, 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1600 Erbes Road, Thousand Oaks. Free. Call (805) 373-0855 or (805) 498-5133. The Continental Kids concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, West Hills Church, 7475 Fallbrook Ave., West Hills. Call (818) 887-6227. Christmas concert, 6 p.m. Sunday, Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Offering will be taken. Call (661) 297-3783. Our Children Remembered, a grief support group for parents, will hold its annual Mass and candle-lighting service, 7:30 p.m. Monday, St. John Eudes Roman Catholic Church, 9901 Mason Ave., Chatsworth. Participants can bring child’s name, dates of birth and death and photo to be placed on the altar. Donated Christmas gifts, in honor of deceased children, will be given to foster children at Hathaway Children and Family Services. Call (818) 709-0011. Gay and Lesbian Ministry focus group meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Westlake Church of Religious Science, 880 Hampshire Road. Call (805) 495-0105. “Celebrating Birth, Growth and Excellence” is the theme for a 7:30 p.m. Friday Shabbat service led by Rabbi Eva Goldfinger, Adat Chaverim, 13164 Burbank Blvd., Sherman Oaks. Call (818) 623-7363. “Nativity: The Musical,” written by Greg and Melissa Baldwin, 8 p.m. Friday and Dec. 17, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 542 N. Buena Vista St., Burbank. Free. Call (818) 842-5264. Judaism By Choice Shabbat service, led by Rabbi Neal Weinberg, 9:30 a.m. Dec. 17, Wilshire Boulevard Temple, 3663 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. Call (213) 388-2401. Christmas concert, 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, 11031 Camarillo St., North Hollywood. Call (818) 762-2909 or see “Las Posadas,” a traditional Mexican procession celebration, 5-8 p.m. Dec. 18, Faith Lutheran Church, 7500 De Soto Ave., Canoga Park. Call (818) 348-4266. Holy Spirit Retreat Center events: Advent Vespers, 7 p.m. Dec. 18 and a Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk, 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 4316 Lanai Road, Encino. Call (818) 784-4515 or see “Wonders of Faith” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Tom E. Witherspoon, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Unity Church of the Valley, 2817 Montrose Ave., La Crescenta. Call (818) 249-4396. “Ask and It is Given” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bonnie Rowsell, 10 a.m. Sunday, Glendale Church of Religious Science, 2146 E. Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale. Call (818) 244-8171. “The Grace of Life” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Bob McDill, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Sepulveda Unitarian Universalist Society, 9550 Haskell Ave., North Hills. Call (818) 894-9251. “The Wonder of Inner Greatness” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Maureen Hoyt, 10 a.m. Sunday, Granada Hills Church of Religious Science, 17622 Chatsworth St. Call (818) 363-8136. “Heart Virtue of Hope” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Dale Johnsen, 9 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Heart of the Valley Community Church, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda. Call (818) 881-3651. “Love the Form You’re In” will be the message delivered by the Rev. Evelyn Hammond, 10 a.m. Sunday, the Center for Highly Effective Living, Church of Religious Science, meeting at the Pacific Lodge Youth Services, 4900 Serrania Ave., Woodland Hills. Call (818) 883-1300. “Religion Before the Birth of Christ and the Place of Religion Today” will be the message delivered by the Rev. E. Dale Click, 10:15 a.m. Sunday, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 9 W. Bonita Drive, Simi Valley. Call (805) 583-0556. “Born a Savior, Born a King” will be the third Sunday in Advent message delivered by the Rev. Dave Wilkinson, 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Moorpark Presbyterian Church, 13950 Peach Hill Road. Call (805) 529-8422. “The Sounds of Christmas” will be the message of the Rev. Glenn Kirby, 8:45, 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. Sunday, West Valley Christian Church, 22450 Sherman Way, West HIlls. Call (818) 884-6480. “Gift of the Spirit” will be the message of the Rev. Beverly Craig, 10 a.m. Sunday, La Crescenta Church of Religious Science, 4845 Dunsmore Ave. Call (818) 249-1045. Religion events are complied by Staff Writer Holly Andres. Notices appearing in the events column must reach the Daily News two weeks before the Saturday on which they are to run. Items must be typewritten. Phone numbers must be included for contact purposes. Mail to Religion Calendar, P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 91365-4200. Fax (818) 713-0058 or e-mail without attachments to 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “O Little Town of Bagels, Teacakes and Hamburger Buns”, a production of First Light Players of Ventura County, 2 and 7 p.m. today and 7 p.m. Sunday, Simi Hills Christian Church, 407 Walnut St., Simi Valley. Tickets: $5. Also, 8 p.m. Friday and 7 p.m. Dec. 18. Call (818) 642-4665 or The biblical Christmas story, with live actors and animals, 6:30-9:30 p.m. today, Community Christian Church of the Foothills, 10193 Tujunga Canyon Blvd., Tujunga. Free. Donations of cash and unwrapped toys for the Los Angeles Police Department’s holiday basket program. Call (818) 353-8080. “Follow the Star,” an outdoor walk- or drive-through “living” pageant of the life of Jesus, 6:30-8:30 p.m. today and Sunday, 27265 Luther Drive, Santa Clarita. Canned food or monetary donations for Santa Clarita charities. Call (661) 252-0622 or see Hanukkah boutique, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Temple Beth Hillel, 12326 Riverside Drive, Valley Village. Call (818) 763-9148. last_img read more

Volleyball Remains Unbeaten, Improves to 5-0 At Holy Cross

first_img vs. URI Box Score (PDF) WORCESTER, Mass. – The Drake University volleyball team stretched its unbeaten record to 5-0 to start the season with a pair of wins on the first day of the Holy Cross Invitational Friday, Aug. 31.The Bulldogs opened the day with a 3-0 sweep of Rhode Island by set scores of 25-21, 25-21, 25-12, and defeated Holy Cross, 3-1, in the nightcap. The Bulldogs defeated Holy Cross by scores of 25-23, 24-26, 25-21, 25-23. Holy Cross became the first team this season to even take a set off the Bulldogs as Drake has now won 15 of the 16 sets it has played.”They were a very scrappy and tough team,” Drake head coach Darrin McBroom said of Holy Cross. “We were fortunate to pull off a win in what was not our best performance. We managed to persevere and overall it was a good day for the Bulldogs with two wins. Hopefully, we can get one more tomorrow.”Elle Tubbs (Clinton, Iowa) continued to lead the Bulldogs as she racked up a combined 19 kills and 10 blocks in the two wins. Grace Schofield (Mundelein, Ill.) added 18 kills and 18 digs on the day.The Bulldogs rolled past Rhode Island in the morning match, outhitting the Rams, .346-.114 and registering 11 blocks in the three sets. Cathryn Cheek (Coppell, Texas) had 10 kills on 20 attempts in the three-set win while Tubbs added nine on just 14 swings. Twenty-six of the Bulldogs 38 kills came off assists from junior setter Paige Aspinwall (Dayton, Minn.).The evening match gave the Bulldogs a more significant challenge, but Tubbs added 10 kills while Schofield had 11 to push the Bulldogs past the homestanding Crusaders. Drake again recorded 11 team blocks with five from Tubbs, four from Natalie Fry (Allen, Texas) and four from Emily Plock (Altoona, Iowa), who had seven kills on 16 attempts with no errors in the win. Kylee Mackee (Ankeny, Iowa) also added 22 digs on defense.A 5-0 run behind Schofield’s serving helped the Bulldogs build up enough of a cushion to take the first set against Holy Cross, 25-23, but Holy Cross used three-straight points to close the second set, 26-24, and hand Drake its first set defeat of the season. However, the Bulldogs responded by jumping out to a 7-3 lead in the third set and maintained that lead until Holy Cross used a 5-0 spurt to take a 20-19 lead. However, three kills from Tubbs keyed a 6-1 close to the game for the Bulldogs to earn the 25-21 set win. Neither team led by more than three points at any point in the final a decisive fourth set and Drake faced a late 23-22 deficit. However, the Bulldogs rattled off three-straight points to take the set and maintain their unbeaten ledger to start the season.The Bulldogs conclude the Holy Cross Invitational Saturday as they play for their second tournament title in as many weeks when they take on Columbia at 2 p.m. CDT. Story Links Print Friendly Version vs. URI Box Score (HTML) Full Schedule Roster Next Game:center_img vs. Columbia 9/1/2018 – 2 p.m. Live Stats vs. HC Box Score (HTML) Preview vs. HC Box Score (PDF) last_img read more


first_imgThe Health Service Executive is to ban the use of e-cigarettes in all health service facilities across Co Donegal from 1st May. From this date, the use of e-cigarettes will not be permitted in any HSE building or on any HSE Tobacco-Free Campus.As the organisation responsible for health promotion and improvement, health protection and the prevention of illnesses and disease, the HSE has made a commitment that all its campuses will be tobacco-free by 2015. The majority of public hospitals now operate smoke-free campuses, as do many primary care and administrative facilities.But the new directive means that ALL health facilities across Donegal will now prohibit the use of e-cigarettes.Dr. Stephanie O’Keeffe, National Director, Health and Wellbeing, HSE said the Tobacco Free Campus Policy helps to change social norms around tobacco use and actively encourages and supports people to quit smoking.“The decision to ban the use and sale of e-cigarettes in HSE facilities follows a detailed review of their safety and the impact of e-cigarettes on the smoke-free campus policy.’ ‘The HSE can only recommend safe and effective products and strategies for quitting smoking, and there currently is no conclusive evidence that e-cigarettes are safe for long-term use, or are effective as a smoking cessation aid. While we will keep this evidence under ongoing review, the e-cigarettes ban is being introduced as e-cigarettes pose a challenge to smoke-free campus enforcement and come with safety concerns for a healthcare environment.’‘Smoking is the single leading cause of illness in our nation, responsible for a range of respiratory diseases, cardiovascular diseases and cancers, and for over 5,200 deaths every year. The Health Services are responsible for health promotion and caring for illnesses and disease. Ensuring that health service buildings and grounds are smoke-free is an integral part of our approach to reducing tobacco use and harm in Ireland.’Dr. O’Keeffe concluded ‘Quitting smoking is the best thing someone can do for their health and we will continue to treat tobacco use and addiction as a healthcare issue. The health services provide and promote a range of safe and evidence-based services, supports and aids that can help people to quit – in many cases doubling their chances of success. We encourage people to try to quit, to keep trying, and to use a safe and proven support to help them stay quit.’All HSE service managers nationwide have been informed of this change and have been advised to implement the policy from May 1st 2014. HSE ANNOUNCES BAN ON E-CIGARETTES IN ALL DONEGAL HOSPITALS AND HEALTH FACILITIES was last modified: April 25th, 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:donegale-cigarettesHSElast_img read more

FUFA Big League: Wakiso held at home by Kyetume

first_imgOjik (15) robes Ziiwa of the ball on Thursday (Wakiso Photo)FUFA Big League 2018/2019Wakiso Gaints 0-0 KyetumeKyabazinga Stadium, BugembeThursday, 21-03-2019BUGEMBE – Wakiso Giants were held to a 0-0 at home to Kyetume in the FUFA Big League.In one of the 9 games played on Thursday, chances were few and far in-between with the best falling to Wakiso’s Norman Ojik who missed the target by a whisker, three minutes from time.The on-loan Police FC striker found himself just a few yards from goal after he was played in by a wonderful Feni Ali low cross from the right but side footed his attempted tap in, agonizingly wide of the right hand post with the Kyetume goalkeeper Ismael Ziiwa beaten.Ten minutes into the game, Ojik found the back of the net after robbing Ziiwa but was judged to have been in a offside position as Kasibante played him in with a looping pass.Kyetume who looked lively in the first half had their first sniff on goal two minutes later but a snap shot from outside the area was saved by Yasin Mugabi who dived low to his left.On 20 minutes, Yasin Mugume received a pass from Feni, beat two defenders but blazed over from just inside the area.Nine minutes from the interval, Paul Opedun shot strongly from outside the area but his curling effort was expertly pushed out for a corner by Mugabi.Three minutes later, Hakim Ssenkuba curled a free kick after Mugume was fouled 25 yards from goal but the former KCCA FC midfielder’s attempt went straight at Zziwa.On 41 minutes, Wakiso caught Kyetume on the break, Duff Lubobi tried to play in Karim Ndugwa but Brian Ngawaki intercepted the attempted through ball, nearly putting through his own net but was relieved to see the ball sail wide of the target.Both sides made several substitutions in the second half which was dominated by Wakiso with Mugabi looking more of a spectator but neither could find the back of the net.Wakiso looked comfortable in possession especially after Ivan Kiwewa came one for Ndugwa in the 58th minute but the log leaders could not create Clear cut chances.The game defining moment came on 87 minutes but Ojik failed to capitalize as he wasted the best opportunity in the game.The draw means that Wakiso maintain their six points caution atop the Elgon Group standings having gathered 33 points from their 15 games.Wakiso are still unbeaten in the League with 9 victories and 6 draws.Fro Kyetume, they now have 28 points with only 5 games to play.The other FUFA Big League Thursday Results:Rwenzori Group:-Proline 5-0 Kira United-Ntinda United 2-1 Bumate United-Kabale Sharp 2-0 Kansai Plascon-Kireka United 0-1 WaterElgon Group:-Kataka 2-1 Nebbi Central-Amuka Bright Stars 1-0 Entebbe-Bukedea Town Council 0-1 UPDF-JMC Hippos 1-2 Doves All StarsComments Tags: fufa big leagueKyetume FVNorman OjiktopWakiso Giantslast_img read more