Ian Sangalang emerging as Magnolia’s next top gun

first_imgBrian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang. PBA IMAGESMagnolia big man Ian Sangalang has been on a tear to start the season and his impressive showing hasn’t gone unnoticed.In three games, Sangalang has averaged a double-double with 19.6 points and 10.3 rebounds to help the Hotshots go 2-1, prompting his veteran teammate Marc Pingris to describe the 26-year-old as the Purefoods franchise’s next big thing.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments ‘Tired’ Dandan on another Kia loss: ‘We have to suck it up, move forward’ Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’center_img OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ “Ian Sangalang has really stepped up every game. What I see from him is he’s going to be like the next Kerby Raymundo, Marc Pingris before and Alvin Patrimonio,” said Pingris.Sangalang, who is in his fifth season in the PBA, nearly notched a third straight double-double with 21 points and nine rebounds in a 124-77 dumping of Kia on Wednesday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkPingris isn’t getting any younger as he turns 37 this year, but when it’s time for him to hang up his sneakers, he knows Sangalang will be the one who fills his shoes.“When we retire, I know that he will be the one who leads the team. I can really see that it’s going to be Ian because I can see his improvement every game, every practice.” LATEST STORIES Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Father of 1 remanded for illegal firearm

first_imgOne of the men arrested by Police ranks over the weekend with an illegal firearm along with ammunition was on Tuesday charged for the offences.Christopher Rogers of Lot 193 West Ruimveldt, Georgetown, denied the charges read to him, which stated that he had a .38 revolver along with five .38 rounds of ammunition in his possession while being unlicensed for same.The prosecution is contending that on May 13, 2018, the 28-year-old man was stopped by a Police rank of the anti-patrol unit while traversing with four others in motorcar HC 4061. It was during this stop that he was found with the gun and ammo hidden in his pants crotch.As such, he along with the other occupants was arrested but he was later charged.His attorney, Dexter Todd, in his bail application questioned why only his client was charged with the offence and shut down claims that the gun and ammunition were found in Rogers’ pants.He told Magistrate Judy Latchman that the gun and ammunition were reportedly found in the car, which led the ranks to take all the occupants into custody.Todd explained that since his client had a previous incident involving a justice officer, he alone was charged with the present offences.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail being citing the prevalence and seriousness of the offence. He was nonetheless remanded to prison.last_img read more

New Years baby in Fort St. John

first_imgBaby Andrew is also welcomed to the world by his big sisters Shirly Zhang and Lisa Zhang. It took less than 8 hours for the first baby to be born in 2010 at the Fort St. John Hospital. So far this is the first new years baby in Northeastern BC.- Advertisement –center_img At 7:55am on January 1st, 2010, Andrew Zhang was born at the Fort St. John Hospital to mom Linda and dad Sheng Zhang of Fort St. John.  Andrew weighed in at 7lb, 6 oz.last_img

Santa Fe Springs’ 50th year kicks into high gear

first_imgThe month’s festivities kick-off tonight with the Miss Santa Fe Springs Pageant at 7p.m. at the Lake Center Athletic Park. They continue with a carnival beginning Friday at 5 p.m. and running through Sunday at 10p.m. The parade is Saturday at 11a.m. and will start at the Neighborhood Center on Orr & Day Road, traveling south to Florence Avenue and ending at Lake Center Athletic Park. The city’s actual birthday is Tuesday, May 15 at 4:30 p.m. at the Clarke Estate, which was built in 1919 and is located in the civic center area. May 15 was the date of the first council meeting in 1957. Councilwoman Betty Putnam, who moved to Santa Fe Springs with her husband, Marvin, in 1954, recalled how much the city has grown since that first meeting. SANTA FE SPRINGS – Although Santa Fe Springs has been celebrating its golden anniversary since January, this month is when it will hold the bulk of its events, including a parade, pageant and carnival. “We have a lot to be proud of, and we thought we’d do it up right,” Mayor Joseph Serrano said this week about this year’s reinstatement of a birthday parade. Serrano, who has lived in the city since 1952, said that the annual parade became too expensive. But, as he pointed out, 50 years usually comes along only once in a lifetime, even for a city: “It’s an important milestone.” “I remember it was nothing but noise from the oil wells and trains,” she said. “It was very country and had only four stores on Orr & Day.” Both Serrano and Putnam said they are amazed at the progession of the city. “We’re an industrial city,” Serrano said, “And the community strongly supported improvements such as the activity, community and aquatic centers.” Putnam observed that Santa Fe Springs for all its industry has a small town feel, which she attributes to the people who have lived there over the years. “It’s very close-knit,” she said of the 18,500 population. The city grows to almost just under 100,000 during the day with people coming to work. And many of those residents, Serrano said, are so looking forward to the parade that they are planning to camp out on the parade route. “It’s like the Rose Parade,” he said. Although the parade’s grand marshal is being kept a secret, the rest of the line-up has been announced and includes the USC Marching Band the Compton Sounders, the Mexican Drumming Bugle Corp – Colegio de Bachilleres, a bagpipe drum corp from the California Professional Firefighters and many floats and animals. For more information on the festivities, call (562) 863-0580, or email sfs50th@santafesprings.org sandra.molina@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Highway 2 closed to Northbound traffic after washout

first_imgHighway 2 Both directionsRoad reopened to southbound traffic only, 6 km south of Junction with Highway 97 North, in Dawson Creek. Road closed to northbound traffic due to Wash Out. Detour in place via 6th street. Refer to Drive BC entry # 153238. Updated on Sun Jun 23 at 10:13 am PDT. (ID# 153237)If you are in the area and have photos, please email contact@energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com- Advertisement –last_img

GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S EARN ANOTHER LEAGUE WIN AFTER HARD FOUGHT OVER ARDARA

first_imgSt Eunan’s GAA News:The Seniors recorded another good League victory at the weekend, defeating Ardara in O’Donnell Park by 1-08 to 0-09 with Lee McMonagle’s goal proving the decisive score.The Reserves continued their excellent start to the season, winning 3-06 to 1-05, with the goals coming from Jordan O’Dowd (2) and Eddie Blake. Both teams will travel to Kilcar this Sunday in Round 4 of the League, throw in 1.30pm and 3pm.The Junior footballers open their league campaign this Saturday, away to McCumhaill’s at 7pm.The Senior hurlers were defeated by Setanta on Sunday on a scoreline of 0-06 to 1-07 and they travel to Garvaghey this Sunday to take on Knockbridge, throw in 1pm.Well done to our Minor boys footballers who have qualified for the Northern Board League final after two excellent victories in recent days. They won their quarter final against St. Michael’s by 3-13 to 3-04 on Friday last, and their semi final against Glenswilly on Monday evening by 1-14 to 2-05.Minor Hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm.The Under 16 boys football team travel to Cloughaneely this Friday while the Development team hosts Termon, both games set for 7pm.The Minor Hurling team travel to Aodh Ruadh Ballyshannon this Thursday evening, throw in 7pm.The U-14 hurlers had an excellent win over Buncrana, last week winning by 3-14 to 1-06. They host Letterkenny Gaels in O’Donnell Park this Thursday evening at 7pm. Under 11 boys’ football training continues on Mondays and Thursdays from 5.45pm to 7pm in O’Donnell Park.Congratulations to Aine McGettigan who captained the Donegal Minor Ladies team to victory over Down last weekend and to Naoimi McMenamin and Megan Reid who also fielded in the game. The girls recorded a 2-10 to 1-05 victory in Clonduff.The Minor Footballers recently hosted a hugely successful fitness test fundraiser at Danny Ryan Boxfit, Mountain Top. The team and management would like to thank everyone who came along to support their event and also thank Danny for the use of his excellent facilities.Cash 4 Clothes 4 Féile: Are you doing a spring clean this year? Tidying up that wardrobe and wondering where to put your old clothes? As part of our “4 for Féile” fundraising campaign we are collecting all your old clothes which we hope to turn into cash to help fund our four teams that will compete in this year’s Féile events. The boys and girls U14 Footballers will travel to the south-east (Wexford – Carlow – Wicklow) in late June for the All-Ireland Féile whilst the U14 Hurlers and Camógs will act as hosts for this year’s Ulster Féile. You can drop your black bags of old clothes to O’Donnell Park on Sundays, April 19th, 26th April & May 3rd during the Century Cinemas Sunday Morning Academy. You can also drop off on Fridays April 17th , 24th and May 1st during the Hurling and Camogie Academy between 6.30pm and 8pm.Alternatively, if anyone has stuff and needs it collected, contact Eunan O’Donnell at 087 6775637. Your support is greatly appreciated for these young sports people.The Annual St. Eunan’s G.A.A. Golf Classic will take place on Saturday 23rd May. Entry for a team of 4 is only €100 with some excellent prizes on offer. For booking, please contact James Friel on 086 8255474 or email jamesngrace@live.ie or Paul Carr on 087 2836567 or email paulcarr@macrory.ie. Alternatively, you can contact any committee member for more information.The club has been selected for the Tesco Supporting Communities initiative, whereby shoppers are given a blue token when they pass the checkout in Tesco Letterkenny. There will be 3 donation boxes in which to place your token. Please place your tokens in the St. Eunan’s G.A.A. donation box. This promotion will run over the next five weeks, at which point the club will receive a percentage of €1000 from Tesco, depending on the amount of tokens in our donation box.Please remember to support the Topaz Cash for Clubs initiative at Tobin’s Service Station or any other Topaz outlet as we now need a big push in our attempt to reach our target. Simply Stamp the St. Eunan’s card every time you refuel by €40 or more in Tobin’s.Congratulations to Rory Blaney who won €500 in the St. Eunan’s G.A.A. ‘Who will be the Master?’ U.S. Masters prediction competition. His selections, Justin Rose, Phil Mickleson and Zach Johnson finished on a combined score of 36 under par. Thanks to everyone who entered our competition, all the sellers and the businesses who took cards and sold them on the club’s behalf. Thanks also to J.P. Clarke, Rory Kavanagh and Ciaran Haran who put in a massive amount of work over the week organising and co-ordinating the competition.This week’s winning Lotto numbers were 6,10,11,18.3 people matched 3 numbers, each winning €35.Peter Blake, Convoy.Johnny McGlynn, c/o Blake’s Bar.Above sold by Adrian.Leo Donnelly, Cathedral Place.Next week’s jackpot is €1,100.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S EARN ANOTHER LEAGUE WIN AFTER HARD FOUGHT OVER ARDARA was last modified: April 15th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAANoticesSportSt Eunanslast_img read more

MORE THAN 200 TAKE PART IN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME?

first_imgIt was a beautiful evening in Termon with perfect conditions for running. The winning time was 15:50 by Ivan Toner from Letterkenny AC.Over 200 people took part, and all participants were well refreshed with tea and sandwiches back in the Craobhin afterwards. The 15:00 minute challenge remains to be broken next year!Place Number Name Time Category Club1 15 Ivan Tower 00:15:50 SM Letterkenny A C2 96 Anthony Doherty 00:15:51 SM Letterkenny A C3 19 Roy McGilloway 00:15:54 SM Foyle Valley4 79 John McElhill 00:16:10 SM Finn Valley A C5 30 Daniel Hannigan 00:16:13 SM Letterkenny A C6 18 Pius McIntyre 00:16:25 SM Foyle Valley7 59 Darragh Crossan 00:16:30 SM Foyle Valley8 14 Terry Murphy 00:16:49 M40 Foyle Valley9 26 Raymond Birch 00:17:06 SM Letterkenny A C10 73 Paddy Ryan 00:17:10 SM Finn Valley A C11 60 Brian McCrea 00:17:15 SM Finn Valley A C12 57 Anthony Doherty 00:17:16 M40 Milford AC13 51 Gerard McGrannaghan 00:17:19 SM Letterkenny A C14 61 Paul Russell 00:17:29 SM Milford AC15 21 Sean Boyce 00:17:47 SM Milford AC16 328 Eoin Kelly 00:17:5417 12 Rodney Campbell 00:17:55 M40 Foyle Valley18 53 Zachary McGowan 00:17:56 SM City Of Derry19 82 Fionnuala Diver 00:17:57 SW Letterkenny A C20 35 Patrick Brennan 00:17:59 SM Letterkenny A C21 63 Aaron Cole 00:18:03 M40 Foyle Valley22 108 Kevin McElwaine 00:18:22 SM23 7 Padraig Friel 00:18:24 M40 Letterkenny A C24 22 Makita Burke 00:18:34 SW Letterkenny A C25 50 Monica McGrannaghan 00:18:37 SW Letterkenny A C26 344 Ben Harkin 00:18:3927 48 Martin Dunleay 00:18:47 M50 Foyle Valley28 122 Kevin McDaid 00:18:48 SM Termon29 52 Hannah McGowan 00:18:52 SM City Of Derry30 89 Neil Kelly 00:18:55 JM31 8 Paul Cosgrave 00:18:57 M50 Letterkenny A C32 38 John Hughes 00:19:05 M50 Letterkenny A C33 64 Raymond McGahey 00:19:08 M4034 348 Ruairi Dennehy 00:19:1235 34 Sinead Peoples 00:19:14 SW Letterkenny A C36 133 Anthony Grant 00:19:14 JM Termon37 116 Eoin Boyle 00:19:15 M40 Errigal Cycling38 321 Caolan Gallagher 00:19:1939 9 Francess Judge 00:19:20 W50 Letterkenny A C40 11 Barry Mackie 00:19:21 M50 Letterkenny A C41 349 Ryan McFadden 00:19:2942 99 Paul Lee 00:19:32 M40 Letterkenny A C43 101 Dereek Alcorn 00:19:33 M4044 4 James Whoriskey 00:19:34 SM Milford AC45 106 Donal Haughey 00:19:35 M60 Tír Chonaill A C46 36 Paul Sweeney 00:19:36 SM Letterkenny A C47 37 Colin O’Donnell 00:19:42 SM Letterkenny A C48 10 Seamus Gallagher 00:19:43 M60 Letterkenny A C49 49 James Donaghue 00:19:44 M40 Convoy50 104 Naoise Enright 00:19:47 M40 Letterkenny A C51 23 Maire Boyle 00:19:51 SW Letterkenny A C52 66 Franic Pinder 00:19:51 M5053 152 Joe Devine 00:20:06 M4054 6 Martin Kerr 00:20:07 M6055 135 Stephen Cunnighan 00:20:12 SM56 352 Oisin Harkin 00:20:1457 305 Cian McMenamin 00:20:1658 105 John McCafferty 00:20:18 SM59 107 Steve McElwaine 00:20:28 SM60 157 Terence Boyle 00:20:28 SM Kilcar61 81 Deirdre Diver 00:20:32 SW Letterkenny A C62 162 Therese McCafferty 00:20:38 SW63 147 Darren Murray 00:20:39 SM64 92 Keith Gordon 00:20:40 SM Shanling65 55 Sean O’Leary 00:20:43 M50 Finn Valley A C66 43 Marie Rooney 00:20:48 W50 Tír Chonaill A C67 31 Manus Peoples 00:20:51 M5068 93 John Fealty 00:20:54 M5069 389 Oisin Cassidy 00:21:0070 80 Eamon Kerr 00:21:05 M4071 20 Emma McGilloway 00:21:06 JW Foyle Valley72 165 John A Mullen 00:21:07 M4073 88 Pat Kelly 00:21:10 M5074 65 Nat Doherty 00:21:12 M40 Milford AC75 134 Liam Ferry 00:21:15 SM Run 4 Fun76 25 Richard Raymond 00:21:20 M60 Letterkenny A C77 28 Margaret Shields 00:21:28 W40 Letterkenny A C78 29 Stephen Shields 00:21:30 M40 Letterkenny A C79 76 Kilian Nulty 00:21:31 M40 24/7 Triathlon80 58 John Ferry 00:21:38 M5081 359 Conor McFadden 00:21:3982 111 Sean Sweeney 00:21:44 M5083 102 Conor Faul 00:21:47 JM 24/7 Triathlon84 72 Roisin Ni Dhuibhir 00:21:52 SW85 27 Evelyn Boyle 00:21:53 W50 Rosses A.C.86 119 Chris Carr 00:21:57 SM87 313 Niall Murray 00:22:0688 320 Chloe Sheils 00:22:1189 56 Pat Byrne 00:22:12 M50 Killybegs A C90 100 Frank McTaggart 00:22:16 M40 Milford AC91 90 Joe McLaughlin 00:22:21 SM92 40 James Doherty 00:22:25 M60 Milford AC93 163 Petra McCafferty 00:22:26 SW94 365 Conor Casey 00:22:3095 161 Seamus Sweeney 00:22:32 M4096 67 Jackie Harley 00:22:35 W50 Tír Chonaill A C97 5 Maeve McDaid 00:22:36 JW98 428 Shannon McLaughlin 00:22:3799 33 Maeve McEnhill 00:22:38 SW100 121 Kieran Murray 00:22:39 SM Milford AC101 3 Aine Uí Fhíoruisce 00:22:49 SW Milford AC102 68 Annette Sheehy 00:22:50 W40 Milford AC103 83 Thomas Cullen 00:22:51 SM104 307 Rionach McMenamin 00:22:51105 342 Jack O’Neill 00:23:05106 47 Barry Foley 00:23:07 SM107 86 Rory Kennedy 00:23:10 M50108 78 Angus Hunter 00:23:12 M50109 306 Oran McMenamin 00:23:13110 129 Patrick Durning 00:23:23 M40 Errigal Cycling111 361 Blake Boal 00:23:25112 148 Marie Mullen 00:23:26 W40113 126 Nancy McNamee 00:23:26 W50 Finn Valley A C114 128 Anne Doherty 00:23:26 W50115 164 Sean Moffitt 00:23:27 SM116 54 Caroline McNulty 00:23:34 SW Finn Valley A C117 17 Brian Gallagher 00:23:35 M60118 77 Mark Russell 00:23:41 SW119 355 Patrick Fegan 00:23:42120 351 Cormac Gallagher 00:23:43121 382 Nathan Grant 00:23:44122 39 Paddy Toye 00:23:45 M40123 75 Noelle Doherty/Ryan 00:23:57 SW124 74 Liam Doherty 00:23:58 M40125 366 Eoghan McElwaine 00:23:59126 146 John McElwaine 00:24:04 M40127 1 Paul Gallagher 00:24:06 M40128 378 Evan Coleman 00:24:15129 127 Chris McNulty 00:24:20 SM130 13 Dessie McCourt 00:24:22 M40 Foyle Valley131 387 Emmet McGettigan 00:24:23132 42 Noel McBride 00:24:29 M50133 149 Orla Blades 00:24:29 JW134 159 Sean McAuliffe 00:24:31 M40 24/7 Triathlon135 32 Michelle Ferguson 00:24:37 SW136 143 Oisin Kelly 00:24:38 SM137 71 Michael Gibbon 00:24:50 M40 Run 4 Fun138 87 Noel Heekin 00:24:51 SM139 44 Gerry Burke 00:24:52 M50140 45 Nigel Keonn 00:25:00 M40141 110 Barry Tinney 00:25:06 M40142 85 Charlie McSurley 00:25:13 M40 Letterkenny A C143 145 Gloria Donnaghey 00:25:17 W50 Finn Valley A C144 132 Paula McCusker 00:25:20 JW Termon145 304 Steve McDaid 00:25:29146 319 John McCallig 00:25:31147 150 Emily Oflynn 00:25:32 JW148 62 Rosemary Russell 00:25:34 W40149 136 Hannah McSharry 00:25:34 JW150 160 Eileen Morning 00:25:50 W40 Shanling151 115 Paul Bucanan 00:25:57 M40152 2 Sinead Thornton 00:26:02 W40 Milford AC153 154 Kieran Black 00:26:20 JM154 325 Peter Russell 00:26:30155 112 Bernie O’Donnell 00:26:34 W40 Milford AC156 91 Kim Nugent 00:26:37 SW157 46 Billy Broderick 00:27:02 M50 Killybegs A C158 109 Anne Marie Stewart 00:27:24 SW159 70 Noreen Pinder 00:27:44 W40160 118 Susie Bogan 00:27:58 SW161 113 Josie Gallagher 00:28:14 W40162 131 Andrea McGettigan 00:28:18 SW 24/7 Triathlon163 153 Kieran Kelly 00:28:54 SM164 329 Eileen Pinder 00:28:55165 103 Amanda Faul 00:28:56 W40166 97 Amanda Toland 00:29:13 SW167 331 Eoin Watson 00:29:14168 337 Adam McElwaine 00:29:22169 130 Bridie Devenney 00:29:25 SW 24/7 Triathlon170 373 Dianne McMahon 00:29:34171 330 Frankie Pinder 00:29:55172 125 Grainne Doherty 00:30:04 W40173 144 Ailbhe Dunne 00:30:08 W40 24/7 Triathlon174 422 Eamon Diver 00:30:16175 123 Maureen Gallagher 00:30:22 W40 Termon176 151 Annette Toye 00:30:35 W40177 94 Noreen Fegan 00:30:56 W40178 120 Fiona McConnell 00:30:58 W40179 333 Oisin McGroarty 00:31:08180 95 Linda McGroarty 00:31:09 SW181 41 Ann Doherty 00:31:12 W60 Milford AC182 141 Desmond Brownliy 00:31:34 M60 Lagan Valley183 339 Ronan Burke 00:31:44184 314 Rebecca Murray 00:31:46185 117 Kathleen McCourt 00:31:53 W40186 69 Darina Nugent 00:32:04 SW187 367 Seanan Boyle 00:33:06188 309 Eithne Duggan 00:33:43189 310 Roisin Duggan 00:33:45190 315 Shane Murray 00:33:50191 303 David Lyons 00:33:52192 24 Patricia Murray 00:33:57 SW Milford AC193 124 Ann Doherty 00:34:06 W40194 84 Edel McDermott 00:34:26 W40195 332 Jack McDermott 00:34:26196 420 Ryan Moffitt 00:34:36197 301 Dermot Lyons 00:34:46198 374 Dan O’Connell 00:35:12199 385 Ciaran Casidy 00:36:08200 386 Cormac Brady 00:36:09MORE THAN 200 TAKE PART IN TERMON 5K – WHERE DID YOU COME? was last modified: June 28th, 2016 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 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NHRA’s Big Go is on

first_img It’s about winning The Big Go, as the sport’s old guard refers to the event. Taking home the U.S. Nationals title to a drag racer is akin to winning the Daytona 500 for a stock car driver or the Indianapolis 500 for an open-wheel racer. “Everybody every year talks about how your career isn’t complete without a win at Indy,” Funny Car driver Ron Capps said. “And that is definitely true. It’s the race to win if you were to win one race. The race in Top Fuel dragster is just as competitive. Doug Kalitta is four points ahead of Tony Schumacher and 234 in front of Brandon Bernstein in fifth. Three drivers have swapped first place four times. Greg Anderson, Driver of the Year in 2004, leads Pro Stock by 33 points over Warren Johnson, who is on his farewell tour. Anderson, Johnson, Dave Connolly and Allen Johnson have exchanged the lead 10 times this year. What’s it all mean? NHRA is headed for its greatest mass finish in recent years, and it all starts at the U.S. Nationals. Louis Brewster covers motor sports. His notebook appears Thursday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or louis.brewster@sbsun.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lost among all the attention given the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Chase for the Championship and Sunday’s Sony HD 500 at California Speedway is the biggest drag racing event of the season. The U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis Raceway Park is the most prestigious event on the NHRA Powerade Drag Racing Series. There is more than $2 million at stake in the six-day event – sportsmen started time trials on Wednesday, and the pros go Friday – but it’s about more than money. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “When you look down at the list of winners, it’s all the guys who were my heroes growing up. It’s all the guys who made their place in history.” The U.S. Nationals also mark the end of a grueling summer schedule and the start of the home stretch. After Indy, only four national events remain before the season closes Nov. 6 with the NHRA Auto Club Finals at Pomona Raceway at Fairplex. And it has been quite a season. Unlike some past campaigns when those ahead in the points race shifted into cruise toward Pomona, the intensity level is extremely high. “Nobody can break away and get the clean air and get away from everybody,” said Gary Scelzi, one of a group of five Funny Car drivers within 71 points of the lead. “There’s no dominating anywhere.” Especially in Funny Car. Rookie Robert Hight is the last of five drivers who have exchanged the points lead six times through the first 17 events. He is 30 points ahead of Capps and leads Scelzi by 35, margins of less than two rounds of competition. And not only is Hight being chased by drivers employed by Don Schumacher and Don Prudhomme, respectively, but also by a pair of teammates as well. Father-in-law John Force is fourth and Eric Medlin is fifth, both driving Mustangs similar to Hight’s. last_img read more

JOB VACANCIES: LETTERKENNY SOFTWARE COMPANY SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS

first_imgLetterkenny based Farming Software Company Farmflo is currently seeking applications for a Marketing Assistant and Two Software Developers. Farmflo provides cloud-based software that seamlessly integrates into the farmers’ working day by harnesses technology to reduce the additional administrative burden.This saves the farmer many hours of labour intensive administrative work per-week and providing peace of mind knowing their compliance and information provision requirements are being taken care of. As a Developer you will be a key member of the software development team, responsible for building and maintaining functionality of our systems.You will be working on new components as well as aiding the design/development of new products.Responsibility will also include the ongoing maintenance of existing products.Job Specifications: Software DeveloperAs a Developer you will be a key member of the software development team, responsible for building and maintaining functionality of our systems.You will be working on new components as well as aiding the design/development of new products. Responsibility will also include the ongoing maintenance of existing products.From brainstorming through deployment, our developers work with end users, customer support and our business development team to design beautiful user interfaces and deliver an outstanding user experience.The ideal candidate is a brilliant problem solver, proven innovator, and excellent communicator with a passion for great design and the ability to achieve it. The candidate possesses that rare blend of interaction design, visual design, prototyping, and implementation skills. We’re looking for high energy people who aren’t content with the status quo—people who are more interested in how things could become.Accelerate your career and succeed in an environment where you can make an impact daily.You will report directly to the Head of IT and work closely with all areas of the business.Required Skills and Experience • Knowledge of farming• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with 3 years relevant work experience• MVC Framework 4.0/4.5 experience• Experience in Fluent Nhibernate• Expert knowledge and practical experience of jQuery/JavaScript• SQL Server 2008 R2 DB experience• Knowledge of knockout and CQRS design pattern• Experience working in WebAPI and third party webservice• 2-3+ years front-end Web application development experience• Participate in design, development, and delivery of all new components.• Key contributor in all phases of software development including requirements gathering / definition, product design, development, testing, delivery, and support, etc.• Map the farmers needs to deliverables whilst demonstrating advanced development skills• Experience at troubleshooting customer issues.• Creative and Innovative thought leadership in User Interface layout and design.• Experience designing highly interactive and responsive UI’s• Experience with rapid prototyping and production quality code• Working knowledge of web accessibility guidelines, data object and page optimization practices, etc.• Cross Browser mark-up with a thorough understanding of browser bugs and incompatibilities.• Experience in developing intuitive user interfaces for the web, for desktop and mobile.• Strong written and verbal communication skills• Demonstrable portfolio of work.• You will be commercially aware, able to observe a farmer’s business process and make recommendations were appropriate.We are looking for high energy pro-active people, who will enjoy working in a vibrant and growing company alongside definite opportunities for long-term career progression.Farmflo Values: Empathy for Farming, Positive Energy, Stakeholder Focus, Empowered.APPLY NOW:Please apply directly with your current CV and short Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience to: hr@farmflo.comClosing date for receipt of applications is Friday the 28th of November 2014(Please quote Developer 2014 in subject line of email).A full job description can be viewed on Farmflo.com/careersAll interest shown will be treated in strictest confidence.Farmflo Ltd. is an equal opportunities employer.Marketing AssistantWe are looking for is a creative marketing assistant with high energy. A self-starter capable of working on their own initiative, whilst also being capable of working as part of a team.Strong organisational and written content skills with the ability to communicate these effectively.The will be required to generate content across multiple mediums and ensure that it is pushed out on a weekly basis.The role will be based in our HQ in Donegal, travel is also a requirement for this role.Duties and Responsibilities• Coordinating the production of a wide range of marketing communications• Providing support for marketing events and exhibitions as required• Assist with the collation of information for promotional literature.• Writing articles and promotional material• Working to tight deadlines to push content out on a weekly basis• Preparing interesting written copy for the website, work with subject matter experts to extract relevant marketing material.• Uploading marketing material to online libraries, internet groups and social media sites.• Updating and maintaining the marketing department’s documentation and databases.• Managing events, booking venues and ordering marketing materials.Required Skills and Experience• A degree in marketing• Strong communications, presentation, PC and Internet skills.• Personable, presentable and articulate.• A motivated, self-starter who demonstrates a consistent ‘can do approach’• Effective organization, research and project management skills• Sound understanding of marketing principles• Diligent work ethic and strong attention to detail• Strong copywriting skills and the ability to communicate complex ideas• Computer proficient with Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign and Adobe PhotoShop• Strong administration and organisational skills.We are looking for pro-active people, with high energy levels who will enjoy working in a vibrant and growing company alongside definite opportunities for long-term career progression.Farmflo Values: Empathy for Farming, Positive Energy, Stakeholder Focus, Empowered.APPLY NOW:Please apply directly with your current CV and short Cover Letter outlining your relevant experience to: hr@farmflo.comClosing date for receipt of applications is Friday the 28th of November 2014(Please quote Marketing Assistant 2014 in subject line of email).A full job description can be viewed on Farmflo.com/careersAll interest shown will be treated in strictest confidence.Farmflo Ltd. is an equal opportunities employer.JOB VACANCIES: LETTERKENNY SOFTWARE COMPANY SEEKING APPLICATIONS FOR MARKETING EXECUTIVE AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS was last modified: November 20th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:FarmfloJob VacanciesjobsMarketing ExecutivenewsSoftware Developerlast_img read more

PADDY WALSH ON WEDNESDAY: ROWING TO RIO, HARPS’ BLUES AND TAKING BACK THE HILL

first_imgMark McHugh: Remember O’Donnell Park?BY PADDY WALSH: ROWING TO RIO – SINEAD GETS HER OAR IN FOR THE OLYMPICSClose to every day around the streets of Letterkenny, I’ll spot either Teresa or Michael Jennings out for their constitutionals. Not for them a short walk to the shop for the morning paper – they usually put in a lot more mileage than that – in their never ceasing fitness regime.But there’ll be an extra spring in their step these days as they reflect on the outstanding  achievement of daughter, Sinead, who, at the age of 38, will be competing for Ireland in the Olympic Games in Rio next year. After missing out on making the ‘A’ Final at the World Rowing Championships in Aiguebelette in France, Sinead and her Dublin team-mate, Claire Lambe, finished third in the Lightweight Women’s Double Skulls ‘B’ Final to ensure qualification for Brazil. Party time, though knowing the Jennings family, the celebrations will have been low-key and the focus will continue to be on training. It has been a long road for the affable Letterkenny woman and one that saw her change sports back in the build-up to the London Olympics as she bid to qualify for the 2012 Games in cycling.Her blog from the time highlighted the sacrifices made – her daughter, Clodagh, had only recently come into the world – and the doubts that existed. “The question of whether I was good enough loomed large. Am I going to make it, is this all wasted effort?,” she wrote in August 2011. With time the doubts evaporated but she admitted it had been a gradual process.Sinead finished a mere 0.32 seconds outside the four minute mark in the National Track Championships which was, she pointed out, a watershed on the outdoor track. “It is by these small margins that Olympics are won and lost and from now to London I will be fighting to shave off every millisecond,” she blogged in September of that year.She recalled doing three to four hours around the hills of Letterkenny – no better place for demanding hill climbs and descents  – and the efforts that had left her spent. London, as it happened, didn’t materialise for her but it is now all systems go for Rio after reverting back to the sport in which she had excelled earlier in her sporting career. Excelled? Gold at the World Championships in Lucerne in 2001; bronze in Zagreb the previous year; and silver in Linz in 2008 – much more than excelled obviously. Her sister, Catriona, did compete in the marathon in London 2012 while Sinead’s husband, Sam, has been a participant on two occasions at Olympic level.A family that continues to go places – generally to the Olympic Games by the sound of it.Give a congratulatory nod to Teresa and Michael if you see them out on the road one of these days. As I say, you’ll know them easily as they’ll be the ones with a definite extra spring in their steps.RUB OF THE BLUE?Were I in Ollie Horgan’s size whatevers, I’m not sure if I’d be as calm or as reasoned in summing up the disallowed goal that denied Finn Harps the full quota of points and allowed bottom of the table, Waterford United, take one away from Ballybofey on Saturday night. Insisting that these things tended to balance themselves out in a season, the Harps boss maintained after the game: “Maybe you get those decisions in other games and they even out. Hopefully we might get the rub of the green between now and the end of the season to make up for that.”All well and good if you DO get such a decision going in your favour but what if you don’t and you end up losing out on automatic promotion by a point when had Damian McNulty’s headed “goal” (linesman, Alan Dunne’s inverted commas, not mine) gone in you would have been oiling the wheels for a crack at the Premier League next season?I’ve watched the video play-back half a dozen times and it’s clear that McNulty came in from an ONSIDE position when he powered his header to the net. And not long afterwards, Raymond Foy was clearly taken down on the edge of the box but was booked for a dive by referee Matthews.Two key moments that went against Harps on this occasion from a match they should have won and, let’s face it, should not have had to rely on disputed decisions to help them get there. Meanwhile, a couple of positives from the game apart from the performances of the likes of Ciaran Coll and Tony McNamee. Great to see big Stephen Parkhouse back at Finn Park as a special guest. Formed a significant partnership with Conor Gethins in the Harps front-line back in the day and was given a warm cead mile failte.And a note of praise to that small band of Harps supporters in the stand who continued to chant the team’s praises even after the full-time whistle clouding over the disappointment of the goal-less draw. It can only have impressed the familiar figure standing nearby them, one Colm McFadden. And as St. Michael’s and Donegal supporters will tell you, there is only one.THE WALTERS PERSPECTIVEJon Walters. Hero. Not simply for the goal that earned the Republic the three points against Georgia on Monday night. Or for the typically energetic performance the bustling striker put in as he invariably always do in a green shirt or that of his club side, Stoke City.You’ll have heard about West Bromwich’s Saido Berahino and his recent row with the club over the failure to allow him move on to Tottenham Hotspur during the transfer window. It got particularly nasty and has only now calmed down with the striker returning to training at The Hawthorns having insisted that he would never play for the club again.Walters also slapped in a transfer request as he attempted to force a move through to Norwich City. True, not nice to hear if you’re a Stoke fan and the twitter feed was full of some vicious reaction to the Irish striker’s demand. The transfer didn’t happen and he’ll continue to turn out for Mark Hughes team and the whole thing will probably be forgotten before long if he puts in his usual ninety-minute shift of all-out endeavour during the remainder of the season.But not for Walters a slap at Stoke and any insistence that he wouldn’t ever play for the club again. Instead a touch of humour as he tweeted: “Helicopter away for the year…sorry LVG it’s not happening.”But it was his pre-recorded interview prior to the match with Georgia that caught the ear. And indeed his post match comments.In both, Walters claimed that he was hugely fortunate to be playing football and receiving a significant wage for doing so. Hugely fortunate in all aspects of a comfortable lifestyle when, as he pointed out, the headlines in the media of recent times were all to do with people who are much less fortunate that him. Much, much less.The refugee crisis had put it all into perspective for him, he pointed out.Perspective. Not something those of us with a passion for sport and those of us who leaped out of our seats when Walters netted against Georgia always take on board.But something that Jon Walters obviously genuinely believes in – an image of the body of a three year old boy lying on a beach not easy to leave your mind even when you’re negotiating a career move.Mark EnglishMARKED MAN?Every time Mark English reaches another goal in his pursuit of greatness on the athletic tracks of the world, I cannot help but reflect on the recent claim by R.T.E. pundit, Jerry Kiernan, namely that the Letterkenny man had shown no improvement in his chosen sport over the past two years.He continued that path of no improvement by posting a time of 1:15:71 in the 600 metres at the Flame Games in Amsterdam at the weekend – finishing second behind Kenya’s Alfred Kipketer and setting a new Irish record for the distance in the process.That’s hot on the heels of attaining the qualification mark for the 2016 Olympics and helping to set a new Irish record by the men’s relay team at the World Championships in China. And no doubt when he takes out that silver medal from the European Indoor Championships and his bronze at the European Championships last year, he, too, must reflect on that lack of progress pointed to by Mr. Kiernan.Just where did it all go wrong?BOOST FOR LETTERKENNY  R.F.C. TRIOIt’s a bit early to be talking future international material for the trio of young Letterkenny rugby players who lined out with the Ulster under-18 team in their match with Connacht at the weekend but you have to say they’ve the ability to take their careers further if they can continue the progress that saw them earn that call-up.All three, Peter Scott, Daniel Faulkner and Joe Dunleavy, started for the Province in Magherafelt on Saturday and duly impressed in their respective roles in full-back, inside centre and wing forward.I’ve seen them in all action at various times and they certainly have the pedigree to add to their Ulster appearances and – well – who knows…?The Letterkenny trio were all involved in the Ulster try in the 15-9 defeat to Connacht with Scott going over for the score after being set by his two team-mates.A boost not just for the players but for the club who have produced some quality players over the years from under-age level.PUNISHMENT SHOWN THE RED CARDTime was that the Marx Brothers provided the greatest farce this side of the moon until along came the G.A.A. authorities to show them how it’s really done.Diarmuid Connolly may not have looked as if he was on the field of play on Saturday but he was and the only question to be asked is how? How was his ban overturned in the early hours of the morning of the semi-final replay when it appeared cut and dried that he would not be lining out that afternoon for Dublin following that well documented striking of Lee Keegan in the first game?That surely should have been it but the appeal process opens up all sorts of potential avenues for perpetrators, not to mention cans of worms, and at around 2 o’clock in the morning, Connolly was cleared to play and it was the punishment itself that was sidelined.And yes, there could indeed have been a number of other players from both Dublin and Mayo missing out had the entire process been given its head. But the point is that arguably Dublin’s best player – best in the country many would say – was given the green light by the Disputes Resolution Authority after the one match ban had been initially upheld by the G.A.A. Central Hearings Committee and the Central Appeals Committee.Not the first time the Dublin All-Star received clearance to play in a big game after a red card offence. Connolly was involved in an altercation with Donegal’s Marty Boyle a few years ago but on that occasion, his ban was lifted on a technicality.No such technicality this time out – only an appeals process that would appear to be flawed to the back bone.Moral of the story: a ban imposed by the G.A.A. isn’t worth the flimsy paper it’s written on.Or as Groucho Marx put it: “These are my principles and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.”GIVE US BACK THE HILLNothing, even the inclusion of Diarmuid Connolly, should or can take away from the fact that Dublin fully deserved their win on Saturday. Once Bernard Brogan rattled in their first goal with over fifty-five minutes gone to bring the scores level, there was really only going to be one team facing Kerry on Sunday week.Even when Cillian O’Connor had somehow managed to knock the ball to the net while off-balance to put Mayo four points to the good, there was still this feeling that the Dubs had a gear to go up and up it went.And so the Foxford curse continues to hang heavily over the men from Enda Kenny’s county and wouldn’t you think a man in his position would be able to pull a few strings and get the thing lifted? And you wonder do any or all of the players in those Mayo squads go into the business end of the All-Ireland Championship, as they have done over the past few years, with that old story of the angry priest imposing that curse because the returning All-Ireland winners of 1951 failed to give due respect at the funeral of a local dignitary.I know they’ve all probably dismissed it in their minds as a load of old stuff that cattle deposit but, still, lingering there in the dark recesses might just be the doubts whenever each years passes and Sam refuses to come in within an asses roar of Foxford or anywhere else in Kenny’s kingdom.Credit, though, to the Dubs who showed that they didn’t need to exert to physicality to overcome the Mayomen and as the game wore into its later stages, the chant from The Hill was becoming more confident with each passing second and ball.Ah yes, The Hill. Packed as it always is on these occasions with the familiar blue – a sight that may gladden the hearts of Dublin supporters but still ranks as a serious bone of contention to this mind. Every time the Dubs play at Croker, there they are – filling up every corner of it and consequently starting every game with a distinct psychological advantage. What kind of boost must it give to any Dublin team when they take to the field and why indeed in the first place was it designated as a Dubs only terrace (back in the nineties their supporters objected seriously to plans for an all-seater  arrangement in the old Nally stand and their views were upheld)?And there was the rest of us believing that Croke Park belonged to every footballing and hurling county in the country. Dream on, culchies, would appear to be the message from the  current occupants of The Hill.FAIR POINTMark McHugh reckons he’d have preferred watching Fair City than the Republic of Ireland game with Georgia.Not sure which of them should feel insulted more –  the R.T.E. series or Martin O’Neill’s management style but it was probably both.Believe me, Mark, I felt the same way when I was watching most of the game. Just as I did when I stood through the National League outing between Donegal and Monaghan at O’Donnell Park back in March.Hell (and it was), I would have almost watched ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ if I could have got that hour of my life back again.WAYNE’S WORLDSo Wayne Rooney has surpassed Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 international goals for his country?Only seventeen more and he’ll reach Robbie Keane’s current total….PADDY WALSH ON WEDNESDAY: ROWING TO RIO, HARPS’ BLUES AND TAKING BACK THE HILL was last modified: September 9th, 2015 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:mark englishMark McHughPaddy Walshpaddy walsjsinead jenningslast_img read more