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Inconnu Swim Club presents members with Year End Awards

first_img Family of the Year – the Kerrs Swimmer of the Year – Skyeler Kerr The local swim club recently distributed its Year End Awards following the conclusion of the 2011-2012 season, handing out awards to swimmers competing in all divisions. The Awards are listed below:Most Sportsmanlike Hannah Morrow – Novice Logan Schar – Junior Isaiah Morgan – Intermediate Victoria Szoo – Senior Chris Amstutz – National- Advertisement – Hardest Trainer Brooklyn Willms – Novice Blake Alberding-Berge – Junior Hana Edwards – Intermediate Tate Haugan – Senior Chelsea Kerr – National Most Improved Novice – Ty Haugan Most Improved Junior – Jenna Alberding-Berge Most Improved Intermediate – Jaime Jodoin Most Improved Senior – Dani Acheson Most Improved National – Lucy Stanford Rookie of the Year – Griffin Ternier-SmithAdvertisementlast_img read more

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Higuain brilliance sends Juve into Champions League quarters

first_img0Shares0000All looked well for Spurs when Heung-Min Son’s bobbling finish on 39 minutes put them ahead against their Serie A rivals.LONDON, United Kingdom, Mar 7 – Juventus staged a stunning fightback against Tottenham to reach the Champions League quarter-finals 4-3 on aggregate after Paulo Dybala sealed a dramatic 2-1 win in the last 16, second leg on Wednesday.Massimiliano Allegri’s side were on the brink of elimination after Son Heung-Min’s first-half strike put Tottenham ahead at Wembley. But, despite being completely outplayed in the opening period, Juventus buckled down after the break and equalised through Gonzalo Higuain.That was the decisive moment as Tottenham suddenly went to pieces, allowing the Italian champions to score again two minutes and 49 seconds later as Dybala punished poor defending with a cool finish.It was an epic escape act from Juventus, who remain on course to reach a third Champions League final in four seasons after twice finishing as runners-up.The two-time European champions have enjoyed some memorable moments in the competition, but coming back from the brink against such in-form opposition will rank as one of their finest hours.Crashing out after having the tie in their hands was a bitter pill for Tottenham to swallow and once again raised questions about their ability to win major trophies.Mauricio Pochettino’s men had put Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal to the sword at Wembley this season, producing eye-catching displays that their manager claimed had earned them the respect of Europe’s superpowers.But Tottenham’s frustrating tradition of hitting a high note before receiving a painful reality check returned to haunt them in the most painful fashion.Pochettino had spoken this week about how he dreamed of leading the team to silverware.Instead, Juventus turned Pochettino’s evening into a nightmare.Tottenham were in control early on and Harry Kane tricked two Juventus defenders with a muscular turn before feeding Son, whose low strike was repelled by Gianluigi Buffon.Despite a torrid opening, Juventus felt they should have had a penalty when Douglas Costa surged away from Jan Vertonghen.But when Vertonghen’s challenge sent the Juventus winger crashing to the turf, referee Szymon Marciniak controversially waved play on.Still seething over that decision, Juventus were ragged at the back when Son forced Buffon to palm out his header from Kieran Trippier’s cross.– Great escape –Winner: Paulo Dybala scores the second Juventus goal© IKIMAGES/AFP Ian KINGTONSon was fuming after being stamped on by Andrea Barzagli and, determined to exact retribution, he embarked on a powerful run that ended with a shot that flashed narrowly wide.He didn’t have to wait long for the ultimate revenge as Son put Tottenham ahead in the 39th minute.The South Korea forward has a knack of scoring at Wembley, but few will have been more fortuitous than his 14th goal at Tottenham’s temporary home.When Trippier whipped a low cross towards the far post, Son got his feet in a tangle and miscued his shot onto his standing left leg, with the deflection somehow lifting the ball over Buffon and into the net.Having got their reward for bossing the game, Tottenham were nearly punished when Miralem Pjanic smashed just wide before half-time.That escape foreshadowed the anguish to come for Tottenham.So poor in the first half, Juventus showed more far desire and drive after the interval.They nearly equalised when Argentine forward Dybala fired over after sloppy Tottenham defending gifted him a sight of goal.It was a warning Tottenham failed to heed and the visitors drew level in the 64th minute with their first effort on target.Stephan Lichtsteiner crossed to Sami Khedira and when he flicked towards Higuain, the Argentine striker perfectly timed his run past the statuesque Spurs defence and headed home with ease.For the first time all night, Tottenham were anxious and Juventus went for the kill three minutes later.Higuain’s pass dissected Tottenham’s poorly-executed offside trap and Dybala ran through to drill a cool finish past Hugh Lloris.Tottenham laid siege to the Juventus goal in the final stages, but the visitors defended heroically and rode their luck when Kane’s header hit a post before being scooped off the line by Barzagli.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Exclusive – West Ham want to keep Morrison despite Allardyce’s desire to sell midfielder

first_imgDavid Sullivan has extraordinarily revealed to talkSPORT that the West Ham board are at odds with manager Sam Allardyce over the future of Ravel Morrison.The Hammers boss has publicly made it known he is open to selling the English midfielder despite the club’s desire to keep the 21-year-old.But the east London club’s co-owner, Sullivan, told the Sports Bar: “Sam has said Ravel is not part of his plans but we do – as a board – see him as part of our plans.“I think I he said in a press conference, if I read it correctly, he’s not part of his plans for this season. I think he said that in New Zealand but we don’t agree with that. We would like to sit down and give him a longer contract.”However, tellingly the Hammers chief confessed they may be forced into getting rid of the Manchester United youth product if Allardyce will not use him.“We do like him, we do see him as part of the long-term future of the club but we have to agree it with the manager because there’s no point signing a player he’s not going to play.”Another Hammers star whose future is in doubt is defender Winston Reid, who is understood to have rejected terms on a new contract.But Sullivan added: “I think we will get to a deal with Winston… So both balls are in the air with regards to Winston and Ravel but both are players we like very, very much.”last_img read more

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West Brom chase Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey but fee not agreed

first_img West Brom target Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey but fee not agreed 1 Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is a target for West Brom but the two clubs have not yet agreed a fee.Reports on Tuesday had suggested the Baggies had struck a deal with Palace for around £3.5m.West Brom have Boaz Myhill and rookie Jack Rose as goalkeepers as Ben Foster recovers from a cruciate knee ligament injury, but the England stopper is not expected to return until October. Baggies manager Tony Pulis is a fan of the keeper and signed Hennessey for Palace from Wolves in January 2014 but he has been unable to replace Julian Speroni as the club’s number one. Pulis is currently in America with his Baggies squad and they are due to return next week, but Hennessey is set to travel to Germany for Palace’s friendly with Union Berlin on Saturday.last_img read more

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Immigrant jail loses accreditation

first_imgTERMINAL ISLAND: The facility is still holding people who await deportation but lost its status in August. By Peter Prengaman THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The immigration detention facility on Terminal Island, one of several in the nation to come under scrutiny from immigrant and civil rights groups, has lost its accreditation. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The center houses several hundred illegal immigrants who have been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and are facing deportation. The facility lost accreditation in August after failing to comply with mandatory standards, an official with the Alexandria, Va.-based American Correctional Association told The Associated Press. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make public comments. Citing agency policy, the official declined to release the inspection report or elaborate on why the facility failed the renewal inspection, done every three years. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Virginia Kice confirmed the lost accreditation but said it was not related to detainee care – an issue that’s drawn criticism and lawsuits. “It was a facility maintenance issue,” said Kice, who declined to elaborate. Kice said the problem was corrected, and the agency planned to apply for reaccreditation early next year. The facility is still operating, and it was unclear what continued loss of accreditation could mean for it long term. Accreditation is important for immigration and other correctional facilities because it shows that national standards of care have been met, provides arguments against lawsuits and can reduce liability and insurance costs. Ranjana Natarajan, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, said immigration facilities strive for accreditation, so having it revoked was significant. “We don’t yet know the specific reason” for losing it, she said. “But we do know there are serious problems.” The facility came under sharp criticism last summer when a transgender Mexican immigrant with AIDS being housed there died while in custody. The family claimed Victor Arellano was improperly denied medical attention, a contention immigration officials rejected. In recent years, the ACLU and other groups have sued ICE over several detention facility issues, including alleged inadequate access to health care and prolonged detention. A lawsuit filed by the ACLU in June, aiming to stop immigration authorities from forcibly drugging deportees, cited an immigrant allegedly drugged at the Terminal Island facility.160Want 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

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DDTV: SEE DOE CASTLE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE

first_imgDDTV: This spectacular drone footage captures the beauty of Doe Castle like you’ve never seen it before.Doe Castle is a beautiful castle that recently re-opened to the public after undergoing minor restoration works. Doe Castle is a very popular tourist attraction in Donegal and from the video it’s very easy to see why.Taken by Robbie Clifford, the drone is able to showcase the beauty of the castle aerially and the stunning setting which surrounds it.To watch the video simply click play on the video above and enjoy.Thanks to Robbie Clifford for sending us in the video. DDTV: SEE DOE CASTLE LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE was last modified: August 14th, 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:DDTVnewslast_img read more

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Red Alert: Donegal now under Status Red weather warning

first_imgMet Eireann has extended the Status Red weather warning to all Irish counties tonight as extreme weather approaches the country. The ‘Beast from the East’ and Storm Emma has led to the most severe warning level to be placed nationwide. The alert is in effect from Wednesday at 11pm to Friday at 3pm.Heavy snow and freezing weather from the east is expected to meet severe winds of up to 100km/hr with Storm Emma on Thursday to create blizzard conditions across Ireland, the likes of which have not been experienced in the country since 1982. The weather event is forecast to move up from southern counties throughout the night, and the National Emergency Coordination Group has warned that ‘everybody’ will be impacted by the ‘Beast from the East’. While eastern and southern counties are believed to be the worst affected, emergency protocol is being employed all over Ireland to protect lives.Status Red warnings have never been applied to snow since the coding system was introduced by Met Eireann in 2013. This rare alert is used to ensure people take action in the interest of their own safety.Motorists are advised not to travel in areas affected by a Status Red warning.This warning is likely to affect public transport, school openings, workplaces and events in Donegal in the coming days. A number of schools in Inishowen have already announced they are to close on Thursday. To notify of community cancellations, postponements and news, please email info@donegaldaily.comRed Alert: Donegal now under Status Red weather warning was last modified: March 2nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Nature Gives Top Blog Honors to Radical Atheists

first_imgP. Z. Myers (U of Minnesota) has been one of the most foul-mouthed critics of creation, intelligent design and religion in general.  He has said that Abraham was worse than Hitler (see Evolution News).  He has ridiculed the crucifixion of Christ (see Evolution News).  His opinion on how to treat anti-evolutionists: “I say, screw the polite words and careful rhetoric.  It’s time for scientists to break out the steel-toed boots and brass knuckles, and get out there and hammer on the lunatics and idiots” (see Evolution News).  Yet this man’s blog, Pharyngula, was given top honors by Nature in its list of the Top 5 Science blogs on the Internet.  Second with the silver medal was Panda’s Thumb, another strongly anti-ID blog to which Myers also contributes.  Once he responded on Panda’s Thumb about the stridency of his remarks: “Please don’t try to tell me that you object to the tone of our complaints,” he retorted.  “Our only problem is that we aren’t martial enough, or vigorous enough, or loud enough, or angry enough.  The only appropriate responses should involve some form of righteous fury, much butt-kicking, and the public firing and humiliation of some teachers, many schoolboard members, and vast numbers of sleazy far-right politicians.”Now you know where Nature’s heart is.  It has not changed much since it originated as Darwin’s mouthpiece in 1867 (see 03/04/2004 commentary), except that before the Darwin Party gained absolute power, they had to talk nicer and pretend to be interested in truth.  This does not disparage the many working scientists who submit their papers faithfully for publication to as wide an audience as possible when they have done good lab work in their specialty, but it shows you the mindset of the editorial board.  If they endorse this kind of attitude as the way to carry on scientific discussions of controversial issues, do they have a case?(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Congress suspends Suresh Kalmadi after CBI arrest

first_imgThe Congress party on Monday suspended Suresh Kalmadi hours after the controversial party MP was arrested by CBI in connection with irregularities in the Commonwealth Games projects.The axe fell on the 67-year old Lok Sabha member from Pune with the party’s Disciplinary Action Committee (DAC) headed by senior leader AK Antony deciding his suspension.”The DAC of the party has suspended Suresh Kalmadi,” party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said, indicating thereby that the leadership swung into pro-active mode to limit the damage after Kalmadi’s arrest.Kalmadi is the first Congress MP to face suspension since the UPA-II government came to power in May 2009. Rebel member Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy was served a show-cause notice for anti-party activities after which the former Kadapa MP from Andhra Pradesh had himself resigned.CBI arrested the sacked CWG Organising Committee chairman for allegedly conspiring to award illegal contracts to a Swiss firm for Timing-Scoring-Result (TSR) system for the Games which caused a loss of Rs 95 crore to the exchequer.Kalmadi was removed as Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) Secretary last year after corruption controversies hit the preparation for the Games being held by the Organising Committee (OC) headed by him. After the Games, the government sacked him as chief of the OC.Soon after his arrest on Monday, party spokesperson Manish Tewari clearly indicated that Kalmadi was in for more trouble saying, “Let there be no ambiguity…at an appropriate time, appropriate, demonstrable and visible action will be taken.”Meanwhile, the woes of Kalmadi only seemed to have grown following his arrest with pressure mounting on the Indian Olympic Association to elect a new president in his place.advertisementThe Sports Ministry wants the IOA to elect a new president as it feels that a person who has been arrested or chargesheeted should not head any organisation.”The person who is in jail or who has been charge-sheeted, it would not be in the national interest that he should represent the country anymore. As soon as official confirmation of his arrest comes, we are going to request the IOA to elect someone,” Sports Minister Ajay Maken said.– With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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