SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR CLLR DONAGHEY AFTER COUNCIL BUDGET – CLLR McLAUGHLIN

first_imgBuncrana Sinn Fein Cllr Ciaran McLaughlin has questioned why during one of the most important council meetings in Donegal’s history, did Fianna Fáil Cllr Rena Donaghey leave the vote.He said: “Cllr Donaghey and Fianna Fáil must have known that the Donegal county council budget meeting could again run late and I believe that she should have cancelled all other diary commitments for the day and arranged for a substitute teacher to take her VEC class.”The Inishowen councillor said this was a time to make a determined stand for the people of Buncrana, Inishowen and Donegal. “The historic moment has been lost and it is clearly a result of Cllr Rena donaghey’s decision to leave early and the shameful u-turn by independent Cllr John Campbell.“What should have been the beginning of a stand against the huge cuts to our roads, housing and water budgets as well as increased family taxes; a stand that would have shone a national spotlight on donegal, has been lost and I believe that Cllr Donaghey and Fianna Fáil let down the people they were elected to represent”.SERIOUS QUESTIONS FOR CLLR DONAGHEY AFTER COUNCIL BUDGET – CLLR McLAUGHLIN was last modified: January 14th, 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:Cllr Ciaran McLaughlinCLLR RENA DONAGHEYcouncil budgetlast_img read more

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Charles Barkley to Klay Thompson: Warriors “not going to make the playoffs”

first_imgSay this about Charles Barkley: when he makes a prediction, he makes sure his foot is in easy access of his mouth.Which is to say that even when his prognosticative abilities let him down — and remember he once said the Warriors played “little girly basketball” — he never runs from them.Exhibit A: last spring, Barkley pronounced that the Clippers would reach the conference finals. And they might have, had not the Warriors taken them down in six games.Exhibit B: Barkley, in the wake of …last_img read more

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India’s Olympic moments

first_imgIndia’s Olympic momentsIndia has had more misses than medals at the Olympics over the years1900, Paris Norman Gilbert Pritchard, born in Calcutta, is the first Indian athlete to participate in the Olympics. He wins a silver each in 200 m dash and 200 m hurdles.1928, Amsterdam Men’s hockey team wins gold.1932, Los Angeles Men’s hockey team wins gold.1936, Berlin Men’s hockey team wins gold.1948, London Men’s hockey team wins gold. It is also the year that sees the first delegation of the men’s football team.1952, HelsinkiMen’s hockey team wins gold for the fifth time. Wrestler Khashaba Dadasaheb Jadhav wins bronze in men’s freestyle bantamweight wrestling.1956, Melbourne Men’s hockey team wins gold again. Men’s football team finishes fourth.1960, Rome Men’s hockey team wins silver.1964, Tokyo Men’s hockey team wins gold.1968, Mexico Bronze for men’s hockey team.1972, Munich Bronze for men’s hockey team.1980, Moscow Men’s hockey team wins gold.1984, Los Angeles P.T. Usha misses a bronze by 1/100th of a second.1996, AtlantaLeander Paes wins bronze in men’s singles tennis championship.2000, Sydney Karnam Malleshwari wins bronze in 69 kg weightlifting.2004, Athens Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore wins silver in the men’s double trap shooting.2008, Beijing Abhinav Bindra wins gold in men’s 10 m air rifle shooting. Sushil Kumar wins bronze in men’s 66 kg freestyle wrestling. Vijender Singh wins bronze in men’s 75 kg boxing.last_img read more

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‘FROM THE FISHBOWL’- DAY TWO

first_imgFROM THE FISHBOWL DAY 2 Under a scorching sun, the valiant men and women of our sport have again demonstrated the sublime skills and talents they possess. We in The FISHBOWL are very impressed at the action we have seen here on Day 2. The introduction of the ASICS `Hot match of the round’ (another FISHBOWL innovation) has guaranteed spectators have a lead into the best matches of every round. This has proven a winner with some absolutely sensational performances around the grounds. In the Men’s Open division, Mets have suffered their first defeat, going down to our earlier dark horses, The Rustlers. Defeating the Mets is no easy task but the Boys from the QLD bush rustled up an 8-6 victory. Many judges predict that this may be a prelude to the final, but the Scorps, Sharks and Cobra’s boys will be there snapping at the heals when the whips are cracking. Women’s Open has once again been dominated by the big 2 in Mets and Cobras however the Rustlers, Cyclones and Barbarians have made an impact here as well. The little jillaroo’s from country QLD have stamped the brand upon the rumps of girls from the Northern Eagles and Southern Suns whilst the newly strengthened Barbarians have finally translated the promise shown over the past few years. The Baa Baas have soundly defeated the Rebels and Crusaders, scoring 10 touchdowns in each game. Those Cobras and Mets girls must surely be looking over their shoulders at these teams however a word of warning from the FISHBOWL….. BEWARE the circling SHARKIES!!!!! Day 1’s earlier tip for the mixed, The Sharks, suffered their first defeat today however I am prepared to leave my hard earned on them. In a match that had more bald heads than a Buddhist’s convention, the Tony Eltachi led Mets defeated the Sharks 7-6. When Adam Falzon or Brad Davids moved in to surround Eltachi, the FISHBOWL had flashbacks to a bad episode of 70’s TV show KungFu. Showing the skills of his youth, Tony drove his team to a hard fought but well deserved victory. This result makes the division interesting with the Scorpions, Suns and Cobra’s also showing glimpses of something special. A real division to watch! In scenes reminiscent of `Hotshoe Shuffle’ the dancing men of the tournament, our Men’s 20’s, have entertained the crowds with some spectacular touch. The depth of talent here has made this the closest fought division. These kids have to be seen to be believed and even then you will shake your head in wonderment. The FISHBOWL was sure he witnessed a double pike, half tuck sidestep from a Southern Suns player this morning, however the judges gave a lowly 6.5 score for the splash factor. Alyd Owen, surrounded by defenders, practically turned himself inside out but still managed to get the ball away for a team mate to score. Plays like this are evident in every match and this division is still to close to call. `Australia’s next top models’ organisers should be here in Coffs as the GLAM FASHION factor at this years NTL is clearly evident. Low riding hipsters, crop tops and full accessories abound but beneath this fashionista exterior lies a talented and athletic group of fine touch players. The Sharks and Cyclones appear to be dominating however the Suns and Mets may have something to say about that. My early and swaying prediction will be a Cyclones victory, but tomorrows results could see that downgraded to a Cat3 tropical depression. Play of the Day – Alyd Owens performance in the match against the Cobra’s – Simply outstanding! Rumour of the day – That a certain outgoing ATA CEO will be the recipient of something special in the next few days. Keep you posted! See Ya when we’re looking at Ya! **Adam Collins and Kane Weeks have done a great job running the tournament from the control box and have entertained the crowd all day with banter just like this.last_img

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Eggins wins Rod Wise Medal

first_imgPenrith Touch Association and the Sydney Mets’ Director of Referees, Greg Eggins has been recognised for his contribution to the sport of Touch Football at the New South Wales Touch Association’s Blues Dinner, being named the Rod Wise Medal winner for the Volunteer of the Year. Eggins has been involved in the sport of Touch Football, particularly in the arm of refereeing, for close to 30 years, both in Australia and abroad. Eggins told the audience at the Blues Dinner that he was ‘very honoured’ to accept the award.“There are a lot of good people in this room who spend a lifetime for our sport, we’re an amateur sport and there is a lot of dedicated people here. I’m very honoured to be here tonight to accept this award, there are a lot of other people who could also be here too as well,” Eggins said.  In his role of Director of Referees at Penrith, Eggins has helped develop a large number of junior referees, including three of the five current Talented Referees Youth Squad (TRYS) members. “I’ve had a lot of fun the past couple of years especially with the development of junior referees and had the honour of three selected in April this year out of five vacancies and that was a highlight.”“I’ve got 14 referees at Penrith that are teenagers from 12 refereeing Men’s division one up to age 17 or 18 and I dedicate this award to them including Nick Thornton, aged 12, and Emma Thornton who could probably do my job at Penrith as the Director of Referees as she’s learnt a lot over the past 18 months.”Eggins’ Touch Football career started in the mid 1980’s in Brisbane, before going overseas and then coming back to continue his work in the referee discipline. “I started in Brisbane in 1985, went to England, helped form the UK Touch Association, came back and spent time in Canberra in 1989 when I was the assistant Director of Referees and then Parramatta. Then Hawkesbury in 1991, up to RAAF Base Williamtown in 1992/93, helping out Tilligerry and Wallsend. I had a lot of referees at the RAAF Base, about 50 referees and pushed them out to Maitland, Newcastle and Tilligerry. As the Mets Director I’ve got to try and help the other affiliates, I’d like to do more, it’s not easy and you rely on the other Referee Directors to help develop referees.”“There’s a lot of good friends in the room who have helped me develop referees, coach referees and be a team leader at tournaments. To all of the players, they are the challenge, they always push the boundaries, they love gamesmanship and our job is there to referee in an unbiased manner as we can and that’s what I pride myself on and try to do. So as I get older, I try to put more back into the junior referees now because that’s our future and we need those referees.”Related LinksRod Wise Medallast_img read more

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Peyton Manning Had The Worst Season Of Any Super Bowl Quarterback Ever

With a few notable exceptions, one being Brother Eli on the 2007 Giants, even the dumpier quarterbacks who get to the Super Bowl tend to play at about a league-average level. But Manning has blazed a new trail for ineffective passers with eyes on the Super Bowl, so long as they play in front of a superlative defense and cobble together a few decent playoff starts. There’s a reason the 2015 Broncos’ most similar team was the 2009 New York Jets.Funny thing, however: Manning playing poorly doesn’t seem to matter very much for Denver’s chances of winning the game. Based on regular-season value over average, Cam Newton and the Panthers have a huge advantage in the passing game over the Broncos — the sixth-biggest in any Super Bowl since the merger, in fact2The biggest passing mismatch was the aforementioned 2007 Eli against the record-setting Tom Brady. — but that hasn’t mattered much in past Super Bowls. Whether you look at total or per-attempt measures of value, there’s essentially zero correlation between the disparity in regular-season QB performance for the Super Bowl opponents and the eventual point margin of the game itself. This makes sense, as the equilibrium of a successful team will account for poor play from any given position (even QB) if the rest of the team is strong enough. And given the importance of quarterbacks to modern NFL play, the Broncos’ compensation for Manning’s play is just about the most impressive thing we’ve seen out of a unit leading up to a Super Bowl. Peyton Manning, The Sheriff, is back in the Super Bowl saddle. Good for him; we’ve written many paeans to Manning over the years, for the simple reason that he’s the greatest statistical quarterback of all time. But let’s face it: 2015 was also far — faaaaaar — from Manning’s best season, and in the context of a Super Bowl appearance, Manning’s standard of play pales even in comparison to “game managers” like Trent Dilfer. In a lot of ways, Peyton’s 2015 was worst regular-season performance ever by a QB who would eventually start the Super Bowl.During the regular season, Denver had the NFL’s eighth-worst passing offense according to Football Outsiders’ defense-adjusted value over average, with a mark one full standard deviation worse than average. That’s really bad by Super Bowl standards: If we index the Broncos’ DVOA relative to the league, the only post-merger Super Bowl team to throw the ball less effectively were the Vince Ferragamo-led 1979 Los Angeles Rams.Now, Manning was injured during the regular season and missed six games, so you might think others share in the blame over the Broncos’ lousy aerial attack. But you can’t pin this on Brock Osweiler — he was mediocre in Manning’s stead, not outright horrible. Manning, on the other hand, was the league’s worst QB (on a per-drop-back basis) according to adjusted net yards per attempt (ANY/A), and its second-worst according to DVOA. He ranked among the bottom 15 percent of NFL passers in not just conventional categories such as touchdown and interception rate, but also fancier numbers like the percentage of his throws that were on-target.1In the estimation of ESPN’s Stats & Information group. Plain and simple, he stank.Let’s compare Manning’s overall season to those of other Super Bowl starting QBs over the years. If we judge by ANY/A compared to the league average from the season in question, Manning’s 2015 ranks second-worst, again ahead of only Ferragamo’s catastrophic 1979 numbers. And Ferragamo’s damage was at least limited: He started only five of the Rams’ 16 games, and played in an age when teams passed less, so a poor QB wasn’t as harmful to his team’s chances as today. (Not that it mattered for Ferragamo; his Rams lost the Super Bowl to the Steelers 31-19.)Manning, by contrast, plays in a pass-crazed era and threw the ball about as often per game as his peers, despite his horrible passing efficiency rates. The result, according to Football Perspective founder Chase Stuart’s method of judging QB value versus league average (which considers both passing and rushing value) was by far the worst regular season by a Super Bowl starter since the merger. read more

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Rumors of KobeDwight Howard Blowup Show LA Strife

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard had to be separated by teammates following a New Year’s Day loss to Philadelphia, according to a report that two Los Angeles Lakers sources vehemently refuted. What is certain is this: the Lakers are in turmoil.They dropped their third straight Sunday night to the Denver Nuggets, dropping them to three games under .500. The storied Lakers fired coach Mike Brown after just five games, passed on a chance to re-hire the winningest coach in NBA history, Phil Jackson, and, instead, hired Mike D’Antoni, whose style of play does not seem to fit the personnel.Acquiring D’Antoni, Howard and Steve Nash has done nothing to spark the Lakers, who are 11th in the Western Conference, meaning they have to pass three teams just to make the playoffs.That is bad enough.Now comes a report by the New York Daily News that Bryant goaded Howard in the locker room, saying Shaquille O’Neal was right about Howard, that he was not physical enough. Howard then moved forward toward Bryant, but was stopped by teammates, according to the article.ESPNLA.com reported that two sources adamantly denied any such event occurred. Whatever the case, it is apparent there is not enough harmony among teammates, considering Howard’s remarks Saturday:“Those guys on the (Los Angeles) Clippers team, they really enjoy each other off the court and it shows,” he said after the Laker practice. “It’s something we have to do to get better. We have to play like we like each other. Even if we don’t want to be friends off the court, whatever that may be, when we step in between the lines or we step in the locker room or the gym, we have to respect each other and what we bring to the table.“It really starts off the court. I think you have to have that relationship and that chemistry off the court for it to really blossom on the court. It takes time to develop that. You just don’t come together and then expect to be best friends right away. It just doesn’t happen like that” read more

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Juventus midfielder welcomes Ronaldo

first_imgAs report that Cristiano Ronaldo has said “yes” to a switch to Juventus thickens, one of  Juve’s midfielders Blaise Matuidi says “it would be nice to have one of the best players in the world” join their club.The report indicated that the Portuguese superstar has agreed to move to Juventus this summer, in a €100m deal. There are also speculative reports claiming that CR7 is being offered a €30m per season contract, four times what current top earner Gonzalo Higuain earns as well as the report that Adidas could help fund the move.However, Ronaldo signed a ‘lifetime’ deal with Nike just two years ago and is said to be worth $1bn, and will continue even after he retires.LeBron James and Michael Jordan, are the first footballers to land such deal, but Ronaldo has made them the third player to agree to such huge partnership,Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.Matuidi was asked about Ronaldo’s move to Juventus in a Press conference at France’s training camp and he said:“We’re at the World Cup,” Matuidi pointed out.“Yes, I’ve heard the talk but for now it’s just a rumour. I won’t lie, it would be nice to have one of the best players in the world at Juventus. It would be fantastic for the club and we Juventus players.“But I’m with France now and there are other things to think about.”last_img read more

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Recapping the San Diego Tourism Authoritys annual meeting

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Recapping the San Diego Tourism Authority’s annual meeting KUSI Newsroom, Updated: 10:03 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Last week was National Travel and Tourism Week and San Diego Tourism Authority recognized the nearly 200,000 people in San Diego who work in tourism.The President and CEO of San Diego Tourism Authority, Joe Terzi, joined Good Morning San Diego to discuss what the organization has planned for 2019.Including:San Diego’s 250th AnniversaryThe Tourism Authority’s 65th Anniversary SeaWorld’s 55th Anniversary The Padres and Comic-Con’s 50th AnniversaryThe Convention Center’s 30th AnniversaryThe USS Midway’s 15th AnniversaryThe tourism authority said in 2018 San Diego saw nearly 36 million visitors who spent more than $11 billion at attractions, restaurants and shops.center_img Posted: May 13, 2019 May 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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