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Tarasomo lauds Pacific Sports women leadership program

first_imgWith the program theme, “Unlocking the Brilliance”, participating women were trained to be skilled and equipped through sports.Among the 20 women attendees from six different Pacific Island countries, HP Sport PNG Coach Performance Manager Suluet Tarasomo was among the participants describing the program as a women empowerment program.  “Apart from the many things I learnt, one stood out for me and that is to be a lighthouse, to be able to empower women and girls in communities through sport,” Tarasomo said.Adding that, she was elated to be a pioneer of the program initiated by two women who had a vision for women in the Pacific. Jane Livesey from ICC and Liv Philpott who were very instrumental in making the program happen.He added that, choosing PNG to host the first one was a blessing and with that, there will be more programs like this after the Facilitators  do an evaluation of the inaugural event.“I would not hesitate to recommend the program for other women who are in leadership roles in sporting organisations, which can make a big difference in our communities.”last_img read more

The future of Betis’ goal leaves Dani Martín in the air

first_imgHis idea is to have more minutes of play and regain the confidence of a coach without having to be in the shadow of another goalkeeper. The rubi’s idea was to start from scratch in that competition at the beginning of the campaign, but the good level of Joel and Dani Martín’s growing doubts left the Asturian away from the role he did expect to have after arriving in Heliopolis in exchange for five million euros. He betic club already stated through its leaders that it is planning the next campaign and that he has already made several movements with a view to his future team. One of the focuses is the goal, who hesitated at some point in the season, especially when Joel Robles was absent or in the cup appointment of the King against the Vallecano Ray. It was especially in that Vallecas gray night when Dani Martín exposed the numerous doubts about his role in Rubi’s team. The club wants more strength and experience in that position despite the fact that a few months ago opted for the international Sub 21 as a trick to compete with Joel Robles. The Dani Martín’s intention it is also avoid another new course with the parallels of the present. In just minutes (two games in the League and two in the Cup with nine goals conceded), the Asturian is aware of the need to add more time of play if you intend to continue the expectations you raised in the Sporting from Gijón. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 10, 2020 Dani Martin have only 21 years and his letter of introduction making a place in the lower echelons of the Spanish team drove Betis to bet on him to replace Pau López last summer. Nine months later, the verdiblanco team look for a plan B for his goal after glimpsing a irregular performance of the young goalkeeper in the four appearances he had on the field of play in this course. After the unsuccessful bet, the desire is clear: the verdiblanco team seeks an assignment or a transfer for the goalkeeper next summer in order for you to have more prominence outside Heliopolis and thus restructure this position.last_img read more

S.F. Valley gang feeling the heat

first_imgWhat apparently cleaned up the park and reduced the presence of the Canoga Park Alabama gang was the 2002 court injunction filed by City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo and enforced by the Los Angeles Police Department and neighborhood prosecutors. “I’ve always believed that gang injunctions can be an effective tool in reducing crime,” said Delgadillo, “and the Canoga Park Alabama injunction has had an impact in the Canoga Park neighborhood.” Delgadillo said a Los Angeles grand jury report concluded that gang injunctions have shown a 7 percent to 50 percent drop in crime. The permanent injunction bans the Canoga Park Alabama gang and its members from associating in public with one another and provides police officers with a greater ability to enforce the law. According to police, authorities have arrested and prosecuted 97 identified Canoga Park Alabama gang members for violating provisions of the injunction. “Our experience is that gang injunctions suppress the constant intimidation and constant presence of gangs,” said Deputy City Attorney Jim McDougal, the lead prosecutor against the CPA gang. “The gang still exists because it’s a generational thing, but the suppression of their presence at places like the park means you don’t have the crime of opportunity that existed in the past.” Nevertheless, Canoga Park Alabama gang was included earlier this week on a list of the city’s most violent gangs because its members are responsible for most of the hate crimes in the San Fernando Valley. “They shoot at innocent people in the Valley, based on their race,” said Lt. Tom Smart, head of the LAPD West Valley’s gang unit. Since last July, police logged 14 racially motivated gang shootings. Ten of those cases are suspected of being Canoga Park Alabama gang members shooting at African-Americans. Now, officials hope the mayor’s newly announced anti-gang plan will further intensify the crackdown on the Canoga Park Alabama gang that began with the 2002 injunction. “The success of the injunction doesn’t mean we can’t do better and will do better,” Delgadillo said. “Gang injunctions alone are not going to eliminate gangs from our city, and that’s what we need to do. Injunctions are just one tool in a very large arsenal.” Local businesses say they’ve seen a reduction in gang-related crimes. “We’ve been broken into in the past – by the Alabama street gang,” Tony Czarnecki said at a sporting goods store on Saticoy Street. “They’d come in through the roof. But now all we’ve had is graffiti on the side of the building, and somebody comes by and covers it up.” “The goal (was) to take the sidewalks and streets away from the gangsters … and return it to the community – and we’re not surprised to hear that it’s working,” said McDougal. The Canoga Park Alabama gang dates back to the 1930s, law enforcement officials say, its legacy of vandalism, assault, robbery, drug sales and murder escalating as it passed from generation to generation. The gang, with an estimated membership as high as 400, is now considered the most violent gang in the west San Fernando Valley. Police say the most active gang members are between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. “They are the ones who put in the work,” said Smart. “They write on the walls, they break into cars and they shoot people.” But the injunction has dramatically reduced their activity, especially in their own hangouts. “They used to own this park, but it’s changed,” says Evan Traub, an independent computer programmer, enjoying a lazy afternoon at Lanark Park. “Maybe it’s different at night, but the park closes at 10 p.m. People don’t really use most parks at night. It’s something they enjoy during the day, and I’m telling you, you can do that now and you couldn’t do it before.” tony.castro@dailynews.com (818) 713-3761160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CANOGA PARK – With antiques stores on each corner boasting collectibles and vintage Tiffany lamps, the intersection of Sherman Way and Alabama Avenue appears an unlikely stomping grounds for a notorious street gang. At nearby Lanark Park, mothers strolled with their kids while old men played cards and dominoes – all unafraid that they could be easy prey for gangbangers. You could drive the 4.65 square miles that authorities have identified as the territory of the Canoga Park Alabama gang and find no sign of them. “There was a time a few years ago when you didn’t dare come to this park,” said 63-year-old Antonio Revalez. “The cholos were in control, but someone cleaned the park out. The cholos are gone.” last_img read more

Arsenal ‘target’ Malcom faces rap over video

first_img0Shares0000Malcom made a social media video laughing and exchanging jokes with teammates outside Bordeaux’s stadium following the club’s 2-0 home defeat to Caen on Tuesday © AFP/File / Pablo PORCIUNCULABORDEAUX, France, Jan 17 – Bordeaux striker Malcom, reportedly a target for Premier League club Arsenal, was Wednesday ordered to appear before a club disciplinary committee over a video showing him joking after a defeat.The 20-year-old Brazilian made a social media video laughing and exchanging jokes with teammates Jonathan Cafu and Otavio and friends outside Bordeaux’s stadium following the club’s 2-0 home defeat to Caen on Tuesday. The loss left Bordeaux hovering just about the relegation zone in Ligue 1 having taken 23 points from 21 games.The club said Malcom had showed “a lack of maturity, solidarity and respect towards the club and all of its staff”.Cafu, 26, and Otavio, 23, have also been ordered to explain themselves.Malcom has caught the eye of Arsenal and his agents were reportedly spotted in London to discuss a deal as the Premier League club seek a replacement for wantaway Chilean striker Alexis Sanchez.The Sao Paulo-born striker started his career at Corinthians and joined Bordeaux in 2016.He has scored seven goals this season, showing the potential that has attracted the interest of some of Europe’s big guns.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Corpses being mishandled?

first_imgThe Board of Supervisors has allocated $10 million to the coroner’s office to commission a feasibility study for a new building or annex that would cost $30 million to $60 million. troy.anderson@dailynews.com (213) 974-8985160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Los Angeles County officials said Thursday they are investigating a television report that more than 40 percent of the bodies at the coroner’s office have maggots and that corpses were improperly handled. “Our office is reviewing the reports, speaking with the coroner’s staff, and the supervisor will act accordingly,” said Tony Bell, spokesman for Supervisor Michael Antonovich. The reports surfaced Wednesday night on KMEX-TV “Noticias Univision 34” and come about four years after an investigation found rats had invaded the coroner’s complex and were found feeding on bodies. In a prepared statement, KMEX-TV said a reporter obtained confidential documents, video and an interview with an unidentified coroner’s employee who alleged the coroner’s office was negligent in how it handled corpses, including improper refrigeration. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsCraig Harvey, the coroner’s chief of operations, defended the office, saying that some bodies do come into the facility with maggots but that the bodies are stored at temperatures that kills or renders them dormant. “Maggots are a cost of doing business,” Harvey said. “It’s what we deal with on a daily basis. Maggots can sometimes give us clues as to the time of death. “A small percentage of bodies that come into our facility have maggot activity on them when they arrive. I don’t believe it’s as high as 40 percent.” Referring to KMEX-TV video showing bodies being transported without being on gurneys or properly strapped down, Harvey said officials are investigating and trying to determine whether discipline is warranted. On any given day this year, the coroner’s office has about 400 bodies in its facilities, about 50 to 80 more than it’s designed to hold. Last Sunday, the office had 415 bodies. last_img read more


first_imgOn the eve of Conor McGregor’s high profile UFC fight in Dublin this weekend, the last fighter to defeat him has reflected on the fight! The man who put a blemish on his record was Burtonport fighter Joseph Duffy.Duffy sensationally defeated the Dubliner after just forty seconds of the first round. The careers of McGregor and Duffy have gone in different directions since that bout which took place in 2010 at the Neptune Stadium in Cork.McGregor is now a UFC star and a household name in Irish sport, credited with putting UFC on the radar of sports fans here in Ireland.While Duffy is currently preparing to re-establish his name in the sport having decided to quit professional cage fighting after growing disillusioned with the sport.Duffy reverted to professional boxing and was convinced by James Tandy to try his hand at boxing. His transition was smooth, with Duffy having a perfect 7-0 record in professional boxing.However, Duffy’s first love and passion had always been for mixed martial arts combat and when he was offered the opportunity to return to cage warriors he decided it was too good an opportunity to turn down.MMA fight fans were gutted when Duffy left the sport, but are delighted the Burtonport man, based in Wales has returned to the sport.He makes his return to MMA on the 16th of August at the Helix in Dublin.However on the eve of Conor McGregor’s fight tomorrow Duffy has cast his mind back to when he faced the talented Dubliner. Duffy said, “To tell you the truth, I don’t know why they matched us up.“I remember taking the fight and there wasn’t a whole lot of footage on Conor.“I don’t know if there was an idea behind it, maybe they were testing the two boys that were tipped to go the whole way.“Looking back now it’s surprising that the fight happened so early really. Duffy admitted he knew little of McGregor but said he had seen him in action once in Letterkenny.“I had seen Conor fight once in Letterkenny I think it was.“I was meant to fight Tom Egan on the same show, but I did see him fight at the time but as far as the hype that was around him, I couldn’t say that I was aware of it to tell you the truth.Duffy recalled how he was impressed with the Dubliners ability even though the fight lasted a mere forty seconds.“Out of all the guys I fought, and remember that with a lot of them there wasn’t a lot of stand-up exchanges, he was leaps ahead of them as far as his boxing was concerned.“I had never felt like that before, you know, out of my depth. I think it was in the second exchange he tagged me with a few shots and I was nearly admiring what he was doing.“The timing was just perfect, it was beautiful.On the fight itself, while McGregor looked the part initially he was brutally exposed by a ruthless Duffy.“I remember it as clear as day. As soon as I hit side control, I relaxed and he held onto my neck just a little bit too long.“I could hear John shouting in his corner, ‘release the neck’.“Sometimes when you hit the ground you can be a little tense and hang on to things you shouldn’t, but straight away I attacked the arm and neck.“As soon as I felt him holding the neck, he had it quite tight, I knew from there that the choke would finish the fight. I was going for that submission 100%, I knew it was on.Duffy revealed McGregor was very gracious in defeat and wished Duffy all the best in his future career.“After the fight he just wished me all the best with my career and I wished him the same.“He was very gracious in defeat and to be honest, every time I’ve seen him he’s been a gentleman.“I’ve got really good time for him.Click on the video below to view the footage of the fight between Duffy and McGregor.DONEGAL FIGHTER REFLECTS ON THE NIGHT HE DEFEATED CONOR MCGREGOR AFTER JUST FORTY SECONDS was last modified: July 18th, 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:2010Conor McGregorCorkDefeatdublinJoe DuffynewsReturnSportUFClast_img read more


first_imgDonegal Golf Club (Murvagh) Notices:LadiesThe friendly between Narin-Portnoo and Donegal Golf Club takes place on Saturday 18th April. Tee times are between 2.10 and 4.00 with meal afterwards €10. (See Notice board in Ladies’ Locker Room for format and draw)The Get Into Golf Ladies’ Taster Day takes place on Tuesday 28th April from 6.30-8.30pm. We are offering prospective lady members a chance to experience the game of golf. Activities will be organised including a chance to sample chipping and putting. Equipment and refreshments will be provided on the night. If you know any ladies who might be interested in taking up golf please encourage them to come along. The Ladies Club Outing is in Dunfanaghy on Saturday May 9th. Will those going please put their names on the sheet in the Ladies’ Locker Room and indicate if interested in hiring a bus.Donegal ShieldThe Murvagh Team in the Donegal Shield Competition which will be played on the 25th April 2015 at Letterkenny Golf Club are the Lady Captain Moragh Canney; Dorothy Woods, Bernie Finn, Miriam Bennett. Mary Talbot, Rosemary Carr, Charlotte Caldwell, Mary Farragher, and Patsy Harkin. Subtitutes are Mary Walsh, Anne McGlynn and Mary McGonigle.Men’s CompetitionsSunday 12th April. Sandhouse Hotel.Mark Quinn was the winner of the Sunday competition sponsored by the Sandhouse hotel. One point behind was Michael Shallow in 2nd with John Joe Travers 3rd and Roy Harron 4th. New member Conal Cooke won the Gross.Results: 1. Mark Quinn (16) 39pts2. Michale Shallow (16) 38pts3. John Joe Travers (12) 37pts4. Roy Harron (20) 36pts (bot) Gross. Conal Cooke (1) 34ptsSocial Evening Friday 17th April.The latest Social Evening takes place this Friday, 17th April at 8PM in the Clubhouse. Come along for an enjoyable evening’s entertainment.Sunday LunchSunday Lunch’s are available on Sunday’s in the Club House Restaurant for families and friends between 1pm and 3 pm. A 3 course lunch costs €18 per person and a 2 course lunch costs €15 per person. Special Children’s menu is available. Booking is essential Call 074 9734953GOLF NEWS: THE MIGHTY QUINN – MARK ON FIRE AT MURVAGH AS HE WINS SUNDAY COMPETITION was last modified: April 13th, 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:golfMurvaghNoticesSportlast_img read more

Iran v Spain: Preview, team news and radio commentary

first_img ‘THEY FAILED’ 2 Spain come into the match on the back of a dramatic 3-3 draw with Portugal, which saw Cristiano Ronaldo hit a hat-trick.David de Gea is under pressure having received heavy criticism for a shocking error in the match.When is Iran v Spain?The game will take place on Wednesday, June 20th and will kick off at 7pm UK time.It will be held in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Tatarstan. It is the home of Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan and has a capacity of 45,000.How can I listen?Click here to listen to our live commentary of the action as it happens on talkSPORT. German icon blames Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil and another star for World Cup exit Who are the key players?There are a number of goalscorers in Spain’s squad, but finding a reliable striker has been hard since the 2014 World Cup. Alvaro Morata was left out of the squad, meaning Diego Costa is the man tasked with leading the line for La Roja in Russia. He didn’t disappoint in the opening game, working tirelessly and scoring twice in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain and, having initially struggled at international level, has finally established himself as an exteremely important player for Spain.Sardar Azmoun is perhaps the best-known member of Iran’s squad, but AZ Alkmaar’s winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh is likely to be the difference maker. Azmoun has had a disappointing domestic season with Rubin Kazan, but Jahanbakhsh was the star of the Dutch Eredivisie in 2017/18. The 24-year-old top scored in the division with 21 goals in 33 games, while only two players also finished with more than his 12 assists. Though he can play anywhere along the front line, Jahanbakhsh’s strongest position is on the right wing and he is a devilishly tricky opponent with excellent playmaking and shooting abilities. He played 85 minutes in the win over Morocco.What’s the team news?Iran: Beiranvand, Rezaeian, Hosseini, Pouraliganji, Haji Safi, Ebrahimi, Taremi, Ezatolahi, Amiri, Ansarifard, AzmounSubstitutes: Torabi, Mohammadi, Shojaei, Mazaheri, Khanzadeh, Ghoddos, Montazeri, Ghoochannejhad, Jahanbakhsh, Dejagah, AbedzadehSpain: De Gea, Carvajal, Ramos, Pique, Alba, Busquests, Iniesta, Vazquez, Isco, Silva, CostaSubstitutes: Nacho, Saul, Koke, Rodrigo, Thiago Alcantara, Odriozola, Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Monreal, Iago Aspas, Asensio, Reina Spain celebrate a Diego Costa goal against Portugal 2 UNITED center_img Iran celebrate their win over Morocco After claiming only their second ever win at a World Cup finals by beating Morocco, Iran will bid to cause an even bigger shock when they face Spain on Wednesday night.Carlos Queiroz’s side go into the match top of Group B thanks to a late own goal by Aziz Bouhaddouz which secured them victory in their opening game. Latest World Cup News 10 amazing football facts you won’t believe are true Stadiums revealed for 2026 World Cup in USA, Mexico and Canada talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network.last_img read more

Manchester United outcast Eric Bailly emerges as January target for AC Milan

first_imgBailly, a £30million signing from Villarreal in 2016, has not made an appearance since being substituted by the boss just 19 minutes into their 3-2 win over Newcastle on October 6.The 24-year-old remained on the bench as an unused sub against Chelsea and Juventus, and was then left out of the squad entirely for their most recent Premier League games against Everton and Bournemouth.And, according to ESPN, AC Milan are preparing an offer to take him away from Old Trafford when the transfer window re-opens in January.Mourinho was openly frustrated by the club’s failure to sign a new top quality centre-back in the summer and the boss is expected to make another attempt to bolster his back-four in the New Year. Eric Bailly has fallen down the pecking order at Man United this season Mourinho speaks to Bailly after his early substitution against Newcastle 2 2 Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly is a January target for AC Milan, according to reports.The French defender is said to be frustrated with his lack of recent game time, having apparently fallen out of favour with manager Jose Mourinho. That could spell the end of Bailly’s career under the Portuguese coach – which has been on the rocks since the start of the season.The player was criticised by his manager for his mistakes in United’s 3-2 defeat to Brighton in August and then played only two minutes of action in United’s next five games.He was then given a starting spot against Newcastle, but was hauled off after less than 20 minutes into the game and replaced by Juan Mata, with young midfielder Scott McTominay being moved into Bailly’s centre-back spot.It is claimed Bailly is content at Old Trafford but now fears he has lost Mourinho’s faith, and could be tempted to start afresh at a new club.There is said to be plenty of interest from the Premier League, with top-six rivals Tottenham previously linked with an interest.But AC Milan have now joined the hunt and are reportedly planning to make an offer.last_img read more


first_imgBY IAIN MILLER: In this first article on the Donegal great outdoors, hidden gem series I have chosen a little known but truly outrageous sea cliff feature in a lonely and seldom visited stretch of the Co. Donegal coastline to look at.The view from the summit of the Sturrall Headland The Sturrall Headland is one of the most outstanding sea cliff features in Ireland it is a true monster of a headland sitting isolated and far removed from the real world. The Sturrall lives on the lonely stretch of coastline between Glencolmcille Village to the South and the Port road end to the North. The headland is actually a 200 meter high sea ridge which juts out into the Atlantic for nearly a kilometre from mainland Donegal. The ridge can be easily viewed from mainland Donegal by following the sli Cholmcille marked path starting from An Chloghan in Glencolmcille or from the Port Road end to the north.Looking back at Donegal from Sturrall summit 
A visit to this stretch of coast line provides the walker with an unlimited vista of 1000 foot sea cliffs dramatically falling into the open ocean below. The views along this seaboard, stretch from Malinbeg to the south to Tormore Island to the north. Scattered along this coast you will discover a large collection of worldclass sea stacks each facing the might of the open untamed Atlantic ocean below. Along the cliff tops and on the ledges below live a huge and secretive aviation society of ground nesting Razorbills, Guillemots, Skuas and Fulmars. The Fulmar being a highly territorial sea bird who spits semi-digested fish oil at anyone getting too close to its nest. If walking this coast a visit to the Glencolmcille Folk Village at the start of the walk is an excellent opportunity to visit the history and unique culture found in this area.View of the Sturrall from North (climbers circled)View of Sturrall Headland from the SouthFor visiting rock climbers the Sturrall provides the longest recorded rock climb in Ireland. The first recorded rock climb to the summit of the Sturrall was by WP (Walter Parry) Haskett Smith in about 1890. His route ascended the skyline ridge from the landward side and provides a very exposed 350 meter mountain ridge scramble to this excellent summit. This route to the summit can be easily seen from anywhere on the cliff tops along this coastline. In 2012 two visiting American climbers and I gained the seaward tip of the ridge and climbed the knife edge ridge from sea to summit. The Sturrall Headland is the longest rock climb in Ireland with 700 meters of airy ridge climbing in a very remote, committing and scary location.Ireland’s longest rock climb The summit of the Sturrall Headland is an extremely inaccessible and foreboding place to visit with steep 200 meter drops either side of you into the ocean below. 
 The ridge is climbed in two very distinct parts. The first being from sea level to the summit which follows a knife edge ridge. The second half is an airy scramble along the ridge towards land, from the summit follow the ridge past several towers and maximum exposure for approximately 350m of outstanding alpine ridge climbing back to land. (Hasket Smith 1890)An Port from SturrallTop of SturrallReference Links:http://www.uniqueascent.ie/sp/directory/details/sturrall-headlandhttp://www.glenfolkvillage.com/http://iain-miller.blogspot.com/2012/03/longest-rock-climb-in-ireland.html Pictures, words and video copyright Iain Miller 2014IAIN MILLER’S GREAT DONEGAL OUTDOORS: THE STURRALL HEADLAND was last modified: October 24th, 2014 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:donegalIain MillerOutdoorsThe Sturrall Headlast_img read more