White positive about future

first_imgANNSERT WHITE believes that the way he is running suggests it won’t be long before he is up there with the best 400m hurdlers in the world.The 28-year-old finished in seventh place at the Zurich Diamond League in a time of 50.22 seconds.He admitted to being disappointed with the outcome but told The Gleaner that he put the performance down to one plane ride too many.”It was a terrible race, I think the long travelling has killed my legs. I went from China to England and then on to Switzerland. It’s been non-stop.”He added: “I didn’t really expect anything from myself today, it was more to race and see what happens. The season has been full of ups and downs. I got an injury early in the season so it’s been a bit difficult.INJURYFREE”I’m injury free now and I have to give God thanks. Next year I expect a big personal best based on how I am training now. The times might not suggest anything special but I know what I am capable of so I going to go back, train hard, and take it from there.”- Joel Campbelllast_img read more

Perry targets Rio spot

first_imgFlorida-based Jamaican women’s beach volleyball star, Danielle Perry, said she is confident Jamaica will finish on top in the second round of the Women’s Beach Volleyball Olympic Qualifiers, under way from yesterday and concludes tomorrow, at Ocho Rios Bay Beach, St Ann.Perry, who recently took the female category award for volleyball at the RJR Sports Foundation Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year awards ceremony, said she is fully focused on winning and taking Jamaica one step closer to qualifying for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”I expect that we are gonna win this tournament and have a good placement and go to the next round, then we will have two more rounds, and possibly the Olympics, so we are hopeful,” Perry told The Gleaner.leading by exampleThe 29-year-old said she will be leading by example to show that Jamaica’s first-round win was no fluke, while calling on the Jamaican crowd for support.Perry and company spectacularly defeated the Cayman Islands women team in the first round of the Continental Women’s Beach Volleyball Caribbean Zonal Tournament last year, despite trailing 7-13 at one point.”It was great. The stadium was packed in Ocho Rios with locals, and it gave us the energy to win. That was the energy of the crowd, and it helped us immensely. We won and it was great, and, for the second (second round) one, I am very confident we are gonna win,” she pointed out.big featPerry said she is only in her second year of playing for Jamaica, and four years, overall, playing the sport, but will be looking to give it her all on the court for team Jamaica.”It would be a very big feat for Jamaica, I just try to be one of the leaders, to try and direct everybody in the right way. We have a strong team, and if we have the right direction it will allow us to prevail as a team,” she said.Perry and her A team partner, Kai Wright, who she described as an excellent partner with good team chemistry, are joined by B team Alicia Malcolm and Sashalee Wallen.shayne.fairman@gleanerjhm.comlast_img read more

Seeking My Dream in hot battle for Chairman’s Trophy

first_imgSEEKING MY DREAM, the reigning ‘Hose of the Year’, heads a star-studded field of six in today’s grade one feature over 1500 metres for the Chairman’s Trophy, which promises to be a very competitive race.The Wayne Dacosta-trained SEEKING MY DREAM, with four-time champion Omar Walker again in the saddle, will be joined by last November’s Superstakes winner, FRANFIELD, under leading jockey Dane Nelson; the 2015 Gold Cup winner, PERFECT NEIGHBOUR, with Robert Halledeen riding for DaCosta; and the versatile and consistent American horse, UPPA TUNE, with in-form claiming apprentice Bebeto Harvey aboard.While all are stars in their own right, SEEKING MY DREAM seems heading for superstar status. He beat all three convincingly in the inaugural running of the $6.5 million Diamond Mile on December 5 and despite being worse off at the weights with each, the 2015 derby winner was so impressive over this trip on his February 27 seasonal debut that he will not be easily denied over middledistances.After the recent win, DaCosta conceded that Derrick Smith’s (Member of Parliament) chestnut colt by Seeking The Glory out of the 2008 ‘Horse of the Year’ and Triple Crown winner, Alsafra, is “potentially the best horse in the country” and in light of that high opinion from the 15-time champion trainer, I believe SEEKING MY DREAM (57.0kg) can defy the handicaps today.He reports to the wicket well trained and despite the fearsome trio led by the stretch running PERFECT NEIGHBOUR and FRANFIELD, SEEKING MY DREAM coming from post position five ought to be followed.Also on the 12-race programme is the annual renewal of the $180,000 claiming race for the Roderick ‘Pilot’ Francis Memorial Trophy over 1200 metres, sponsored by B & D Trawling Limited.Of the 10 starters declared, victory will more than likely go to down in class EL CLIENTE, a January 30 course winner at this level. Top claiming apprentice Linton Steadman will ride EL CLIENTE for trainer Anthony Smith.Other firm fancies on the card are BATIDOR DE MUNDO in the third, CLASSY AVIATOR in the fifth, RIO COBRE to repeat in the seventh, HELLO LADY in the eighth and AGAKHAN in the closing straight five race.last_img read more

50 not out – WICB pays tribute to legend Lloyd on anniversary

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, (CMC): The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) yesterday paid glowing tribute to Clive Lloyd, the former West Indies captain for his 50 years of service to the game. The legendary former Windies skipper made his entry into international cricket on December 13, 1966 in his first Test against India at the famous Brabourne Stadium in Bombay. WICB President Dave Cameron has hailed Lloyd as a true pioneer and a man of vision as well as an outstanding ambassador and one of the game’s greatest leaders. “We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Lloyd on this, his golden anniversary on the international stage,” said Cameron. “We say a wholehearted ‘thank you’ to a man who gave all he had to the sport and to the people”. Lloyd scored 82 and 78 not out to help West Indies defeat India by six wickets back in 1966 when he stepped onto the international stage for the first time in a West Indies cap. Lloyd led the West Indies in 74 Test matches and won 36 and was at the helm when the West Indies won the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1975 and 1979. “We all agree that his vision and leadership led to one of the greatest periods in West Indies cricket as he captained and bonded the regional side into one of the greatest sporting teams the world will ever see,” added Cameron. “He also earned great respect as an ICC match referee and Chairman of the ICC Cricket Committee. In all he did, both on and off the field, the former Captain gave all he had. He is one of the greatest cricketers of all time.” Lloyd played 110 matches; scored 7,515 runs (average 46.67) with a top score of 242 not out among his 19 centuries. He retired in 1985, and since then he has contributed at all levels as a coach, selectors, mentors and advisor.last_img read more

LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo top early NBA All-Star vote totals

first_imgVoting continues through January 21 with fan ballots counting 50 percent, current NBA players counting 25 percent and a media panel counting 25 percent to determining the 10 starters for the 68th NBA All-Star Game on February 17 at Charlotte, North Carolina.All-Star Game starters and captains will be revealed January 24. Reserves will be revealed one week later.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis year’s all-star contest will follow last year’s format with two team captains — the All-Stars who lead their conference — each selecting rosters from pools of starters and reserve players regardless of conference affiliation.James, a 14-time NBA All-Star and three-time NBA All-Star Most Valuable Player, was followed in the West front line by Slovenian 19-year-old swingman Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks on 679,839 and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant with 659,968. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Chasing a starting berth were New Orleans star big man Anthony Davis at 605,417 and Oklahoma City’s Paul George on 580,055 with New Zealand center Steven Adams of Oklahoma City next on 261,327.Three-time NBA champion and two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry of the reigning champion Warriors topped Western Conference guards with 793,111 votes and Minnesota’s Derrick Rose joined him in the backcourt with 698,086 votes.Houston’s James Harden, the NBA’s top scorer with 33.3 points a game, was chasing a starting spot in third on 541,606 with Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook next on 459,792.Antetokounmpo was followed in East frontcourt starting spot positions by Toronto’s Kawhi Leonard on 774,172 and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid, a 7-footer from Cameroon, on 648,002.Embiid’s 76ers teammate Jimmy Butler was a distant fourth on 222,206.ADVERTISEMENT Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) high-fives Josh Hart (3) at the end of the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James and Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo led the first fan balloting updates announced Thursday for next month’s NBA All-Star Game.Los Angeles Lakers star playmaker James received the most votes with 1,083,363 to pace the Western Conference frontcourt while Milwaukee Bucks forward Antetokounmpo led the Eastern Conference with 991,561 votes in the first fan ballot returns.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Boston’s Kyrie Irving topped the East guards with 910,329 votes and Miami’s Dwyane Wade was second on 409,156.Chasing backcourt starting spots were Charlotte’s Kemba Walker of 319,519 and Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year from Australia, on 259,993.James leads Curry by more than 290,000 votes for the West captain’s spot while Antetokounmpo has a lead of just over 81,000 votes on Irving for the East captain’s spot.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Whatever it takes Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruptionlast_img read more

Heat stay hot, pull away late to beat Cavaliers

first_imgThe game kicked off a season-high, five-game homestand for Miami, which has matchups left with Toronto, Detroit, Milwaukee and Charlotte — all either playoff-bound or playoff-contending in the East — before hitting the road again. Once this homestand ends, Miami will have only four home games left before the end of the regular season.COMING HOMEKnight, who grew up in nearby Fort Lauderdale, played at Miami for the ninth time in his NBA career. Each of his last four appearances have come with him wearing four different uniforms — Milwaukee, then Phoenix, then Houston and now Cleveland. He’s also played at Miami with Detroit.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Toronto on Monday.Heat: Host Toronto on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:51Clarkson on being PH flag-bearer: One of the happiest moments in my career02:14Carpio 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 Klay Thompson returns to lift Warriors over Nuggets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlecenter_img Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) shoots as Cleveland Cavaliers forward Cedi Osman (16) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 8, 2019, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI — Rodney McGruder was having a quiet night.And in a span of 22 seconds, everything changed. ADVERTISEMENT Josh Richardson scored 20 points to lead a club record-tying eight Miami players in double figures, McGruder had a seven-point possession in the fourth quarter to help put the game away, and the Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 126-110 on Friday night.“How can you not have fun right now, in a playoff hunt, in a playoff race?” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “To be in a playoff race, every game has context and pressure and meaning to it, that’s a lot of fun. I want our guys to have fun with this.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsFun was had. Miami beat Cleveland at home for the 16th consecutive time, a Heat record against any opponent. Bam Adebayo scored 17 points and Justise Winslow finished with 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists for the Heat — who got 15 points from Kelly Olynyk, 13 from McGruder, 12 from Dwyane Wade, and 11 apiece from Goran Dragic and Hassan Whiteside.“It’s been a lot of fun. It has been,” McGruder said. “You can see it on everyone’s faces out there on the court. We’re just enjoying everyone’s success.” Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history The Cavs made 19 3s, three of them coming from Sexton, who broke Kyrie Irving’s club rookie for 3s by a rookie. But the Cavs lost Larry Nance Jr. to a chest injury in the third quarter, and he did not return. He was scoreless in 17 minutes.Cavs coach Larry Drew said his team won’t play out the season like nothing matters.“That’s not an option and our guys understand that,” Drew said. “Every time we step out on the floor, we’re going to have some good days and bad days, we understand that. But we will continue to look like a basketball team.”It was Miami’s third game in five days — and like the first two, it was tied at halftime.Neither team ever led by more than five points in the opening 24 minutes, which featured 22 lead changes and 13 ties. Cleveland outscored Miami 29-28 in the first quarter, the Heat outscored the Cavaliers 29-28 in the second, and that adds up to a 57-57 knotting at intermission.But in the third, the Heat got separation. Miami shot 68 percent in the quarter and went into the fourth up 94-83.TIP-INSCavaliers: Love said he hasn’t decided if he will be part of USA Basketball’s quest to win the Basketball World Cup in China this summer. He’ll give it more serious thought after the season. “USA Basketball has been very good to me in my career,” Love said. … Matthew Dellavedova (concussion protocol) missed the game. He took a hard hit late in the game at Brooklyn on Wednesday.Heat: A video tribute to former Heat forward Chris “Birdman” Andersen played in the third quarter. Andersen was at the game. … Olynyk has made at least one 3-pointer in 11 consecutive games, a new career high…. Friday marked the first game this season where the Heat had no players ruled out with injuries.STAYING HOME His seven-point, 22-second play sealed the outcome.He made a 3-pointer from the left corner while getting flagrantly fouled by Kevin Love. McGruder made the ensuing free throw, Miami retained the ball because of the flagrant, and McGruder then made a 3 from the right corner. A nine-point game became a 16-point game in an instant, and Miami soon finished off its fourth straight win to remain No. 8 in the East.“Strength in numbers,” Wade said. “At this time of the year, the numbers really don’t matter. It’s about us having team success.”Collin Sexton led Cleveland with 27 points. Jordan Clarkson scored 21, Love had 19 and Brandon Knight finished with 15 for the Cavaliers, who were officially eliminated from playoff contention.“They got in their run at the right time,” Clarkson said. “But I felt we were in the game for the most part. Just a lot of mistakes in the fourth.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra View commentslast_img read more

Cosmic Rays May Reveal Pyramids’ Secrets

first_imgYou may have wondered what the inside of a Pyramid looks like, not the cavities and passages you see in “The Mummy,” but the actual structure of the creation, how it was built to last all these centuries, said the Egyptian Gazette.The pyramids of ancient Egypt, according to Egyptian-trained historians, are about 4,500 years old. The seventh of the world’s greatest wonders have stood the test of time, and are referred to as ‘great monuments on the landscape of dusty gold, and majesty.’The Gazette says now we can learn a little more about them, thanks to cosmic (outer space) rays. Cosmic rays are immensely high-energy radiation, mainly originating outside the Solar System. They may produce showers of secondary particles that penetrate and impact the earth’s atmosphere and sometimes even reach the surface, the journal explains. Archaeologists have begun to use new technology to better refine human understanding of the pyramids’ internal makeup.The new Scan Pyramids project uses cosmic rays to build “inside” maps of the Egyptian attractions. The images show the internal crooked chamber of a 4,500-year old pyramid known as the Bent Pyramid. It is a 345-foot monument, 25 miles south of Cairo. Each of them measures 230 meters; 146 meters in height, and constructed with an estimated two million blocks (rocks), each weighing 15 tons, says the Gazette. In ancient times, the pointed building was known as the Southern Shinning Pyramid. It is believed to be one of Egypt’s earliest designs. It looks odd, probably built in a time of transition, when engineering moved from stepped pyramids to smooth. According to the Gazette, the cosmic rays used to unlock the secrets of the structure might be compared to X-rays. Scientists are using mound particles, which come from cosmic rays, to penetrate deep into stone. Using these, researchers can gauge how thick the stonework is and build up a map of the internal organs of a building.It took 40 days of exposure to the particles to garner enough information. Now there are images that capture the scale of the craftsmanship involved.And this is just the beginning. There are plenty more pyramids standing for tourists’ attraction.Source: The Egyptian GazetteShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 divers killed in aquaduct lacked safe gear, experts say

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SACRAMENTO – The two state divers who died in the strong currents of the California Aqueduct relied upon recreational equipment that is considered unsafe for the conditions they faced, top industry and diving experts said Thursday. The mysterious deaths of Tim Crawford, 50, and Martin Alvarado, 44, on Wednesday shed light on a program at the state Department of Water Resources in which divers rely on scuba gear that experts said would have not have been used by trained professionals in the private sector. Crawford and Alvarado descended about 30 feet to inspect big grates that catch tumbleweeds and trash on the floor of the California Aqueduct. “They were using scuba, which is a No. 1 huge `no’ for clearing trash tracts,” said Dan Vasey, director of the Marine Technical Department at Santa Barbara City College. “That goes against all the standards we train to.” In hazardous circumstances, industry officials said diving standards require a safer method known as surface-supply diving. The method involves using sturdy helmets, rope and oxygen lines that anchor the divers to the shore, as well as a monitoring station that gauges their whereabouts and condition. Wednesday’s dive was a routine assignment for experienced divers who were part of a team of 13 who navigate the state’s rivers and aqueducts several times a month to do maintenance and repair work that keeps water flowing to Southern California. As is department practice, the men were tethered together and wore wet suits, masks and air tanks on their backs. The current in that part of the 444-mile-long aqueduct at the Dos Amigos Pumping Plant is fast, the visibility is low, and there are many obstacles. The scuba gear was not sufficient, said Alan Jackson, a former dive team leader with 20 years of experience at the Imperial Irrigation District. “They screwed up, whoever was running the show,” Jackson said.last_img

Premier League calls on fans to behave after incidents of abuse

first_imgThe England forward later issued a statement accusing the British media of fuelling racism in the way it reports certain stories about black players.Chelsea banned four supporters pending an investigation and were then forced to condemn anti-Semitic chanting during Thursday’s Europa League tie with Vidi in Budapest.A Tottenham fan was also arrested during the recent north London derby at Arsenal after a banana skin was thrown onto the pitch in the direction of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as he celebrated putting the Gunners ahead.With a packed festive schedule to come, the Premier League has asked for any abuse to be reported.“Some brilliant football has been played this Premier League season and the vast majority of fans have generated exciting and passionate atmospheres in stadiums,” the statement said.“However, there have been incidents recently where a very small minority have behaved unacceptably.“As we head into the festive season, with matches coming thick and fast, we ask all supporters to get behind their teams in passionate, positive and respectful ways. Support for a club should never include excessive aggression or discrimination towards the opposition.”Chelsea earlier promised to take the “strongest possible action” against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest.Minutes into the match with Vidi, which ended 2-2, a vocal minority of Chelsea fans were heard singing a derogatory chant about Tottenham supporters, featuring anti-Semitic language.Chelsea in January launched a campaign to raise awareness and educate fans about anti-Semitism in football and the club, including owner Roman Abramovich, who is Jewish, have expressed disgust at the latest incident.“Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans,” said a Chelsea spokesman. “It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.Anti-discrimination leaders and Jewish groups condemned the chanting.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea have vowed action against fans who used anti-Semitic or racist language © AFP/File / Glyn KIRKLondon, United Kingdom, Dec 14 – The Premier League published a message to fans on Friday calling on them to support their teams in the right way following recent incidents of abuse that have blighted the game.Raheem Sterling was subjected to alleged racial abuse during Manchester City’s defeat at Chelsea last week.last_img read more

Rathmullan babies celebrate first of many milestones together after baby boom year

first_imgRathmullan residents came together on Father’s Day to specially welcome the 31 bonnie babies who arrived to the area in 2016. From February to December, 16 boys and 15 girls were born to parents here, and the baby boom called for a special celebration.Village administrator Katrina Tasker noticed the curious Baby Boom and decided it was time for all the babies to meet each other before they all start growing up as neighbours and schoolmates. “It was just last year I noticed there was bumps everywhere. Now they’re all here I thought it would be nice to do something to bring them all together. We started getting details in from all the mammies and we decided to do an event on Father’s Day,” Katrina told Donegal Woman.A ‘Welcome to the World’ vintage tea party was held to celebrate all the new citizens. While the babies were centre of attention, the mammies and daddies all got a special treat too.Some of the fathers with their babies who were all born in 2016 in Rathmullan. (North West Newspix)Charlotte Logue with her son Tommy with neighbour Roisin Doherty and daughter Ashley who were two of the 30 babies born from the remote seaside town of Rathmullan in 2016. (North West Newspix)Charlotte Logue (above, left) is the mum of baby Tommy, who was born on the 14th of July. She spotted an even closer link between the babies of the group.“I’m from Milford and now living in Rathmullan, so it took us a while to realise how many there were and how many were on our road. There were 6 or 7 of these babies born on our road in the one year,” she told Donegal Woman. “We’re not even in the town, we’re on a road outside Rathmullan – chat about a boom!”Little Tommy’s dad, Brian McElwaine, joined the celebrations. “It was really nice for the dads to meet on Father’s Day because they mightn’t have known many of the others very well,” Charlotte said.Some of the parents who had children in 2016 in the small Donegal town of Rathmullan. (North West Newspix)During the vintage tea party the mums got a chance to pamper themselves with some Fake Bake tanning products, because despite Rathmullan being a beachside town there is still a lack of sunshine. Dads were treated to a voucher entitling them to a free pint in one of the local bars, with vouchers donated by the Beachcomber, The White Harte, Big Paddy’s. A quiet moment away from all the little ones may have been just the treat for the men yesterday!The babies each received a personalised wooden letter with their initials and their birthdates engraved into it, kindly donated by Deirdre Williamson. A special certificate was handed to the tots to mark them as members of this exclusive group.6 month old Carter McKinley and his mum Kelly with some of the other parents who had babies in 2016 in the small Donegal town of Rathmullan. (North West Newspix)Katrina said she has been pondering the dates to figure out why there has been such an influx of newborns to Rathmullan, but admits there is no concrete theory.“We had five babies born in July and five more in August, which may have been the Christmas effect. You could pin the December babies to Paddy’s Day, but apart from that there were no power cuts or anything that I can think of!” Katrina said.Some of the parents who had children in 2016 in the small Donegal town of Rathmullan. (North West Newspix)“One mother has made a good point that the recession could be a factor. Many of the babies were a third child, so maybe the parents were waiting to be financially secure and to have permanent job contracts before expanding their families,” Katrina said. Future togetherKatrina is involved in the Baby and Toddlers club at the Rathmullan & District Resource Centre, where she is looking forward to seeing the youngsters growing up together.“We’ll probably have some marriages come out of this group! It’s great for the schools and the numbers in the creche. We’ll need a double decker bus for the prom!“It’s great for Rathmullan. We’ve only got a population of about 550 so it’s a huge boost,” Katrina saidRathmullan babies celebrate first of many milestones together after baby boom year was last modified: June 19th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:babiesPARENTSRathmullanlast_img read more