Healthy again, Sangalang out to make most of national team call-up

first_imgAfter he begged off in the past versions of Gilas, the smooth-moving big man can don the national tricolor after Yeng Guiao invited him to be part of the team for the next window of the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers.“I’m very happy to be part of Team Philippines and this will be a great exposure for me,” said Sangalang in Filipino after his Magnolia Hotshots trumped NorthPort 104-87 in the PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I’m just really happy because out of all the players here I was chosen to become part of the team.”Sangalang added that he didn’t initially think that he would become part of the team and he only read news from Indonesia that Guiao chose him to be part of the squad for the games against Iran and Qatar. “I only saw it on the news and it was only today that I can finally say, officially, that I will be part of the team,” said Sangalang who received a memo to show up for the team’s practice on Monday.Sangalang’s first national team call-up was back in 2015 during Tab Baldwin’s coaching tenure but begged off after recurring pains in his knees.And with his knees fully healed, Sangalang assured that he will be part of the team in the next Fiba window.“I had problems with my knees before so I asked permission if I can join in future tournaments once they’re healed,” said Sangalang. “Now I know that I’m ready and I can perform.”ADVERTISEMENT Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs MOST READ Fortuna makes unexpected PBA return, reunion with former coach Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ian Sangalang’s about to take another chance at being a national team player.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more



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‘Too short, too slow, too weak’ Anton Asistio proves his worth as two-time champ

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Asistio’s physical limitations even sent him to Team B in his third academic year, and it was during this down time in 2015 that the 5-foot-8 point guard honed his skills and his body in a pursuit to once again wear Ateneo on his chest.“Instead of seeing my relegation as a downgrade I actually saw it as an opportunity to develop my skills and develop my confidence and then lucky enough a new head coach was appointed, that was coach Tab, and I knew it was another chance a new slate for everyone,” said Asistio who had six points and two rebounds in Game 2.Baldwin said he didn’t plan on inserting Asistio in his Season 79 lineup but the point guard was quick to prove him wrong.“One thing I learned from Anton is you never tell him there’s something he can’t do,” said Baldwin. “He’s a tremendous fighter, not just a basketball player, a tremendous fighter, and a tremendous competitor. He got in the weight room, changed his body, changed his mentality, and continued to be a great shooter, became dependable in handling the ball, and also one of our more dependable defenders.”“I would back him in any endeavor because I believe in him so much. It’s pretty cool when you believe in somebody so much, he’s a great kid, a great young man, and he’s going to do great things in life and I’m very blessed to have him in this program,” added Baldwin.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tab Baldwin asked for redemption game, Ange Koaume responds big time for Ateneo Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ 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 After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazilcenter_img ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Those were the same words that Asistio took to heart to motivate himself in proving to Baldwin that he is fit to be called a Blue Eagle.And the man who was too short, too weak, and too slow to be even part of Ateneo’s collegiate team left the Blue Eagles’ roost as their captain with two championships under his name.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAsistio captained the Blue Eagles to the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball title after the Blue Eagles swept University of the Philippines in the finals.“What coach Tab said were nothing new to me, I’ve heard that before I even got to college and what I did, if it’s true, is do something about it,” said Asistio after the Blue Eagles 99-81 Game 2 win Wednesday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—He’s too short, too weak, too slow, and he can’t handle the ball.Those were the harsh words that Ateneo head coach Tab Baldwin told point guard Anton Asistio when he was completing his lineup for his first UAAP season back in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more



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Firestone Medical Center Discharges 6 Ebola Survivors

first_imgThe Firestone Medical Center in Duside on September 2 and 9, discharged six survivors from its Ebola Treatment Unit. The first patient, Madam Jenneh Farsue, the wife of a Firestone Liberia employee, contracted the deadly Ebola virus in July/August. She was discharged following several weeks of intensive medical care at the Firestone Hospital and after testing negative of the virus. Five more persons were discharged and reintegrated from Isolation into the communities on the 9th of September.In addition to the hospital and Ebola Treatment Unit, Firestone Liberia also runs a reintegration program to help those returning to the community following isolation or treatment for Ebola. Speaking at the reintegration program for Mrs. Farsue in Division 28, Cubitts Community, Dr. Lyndon G. Mabande, the Medical Director of the Firestone Health Services, called on residents of the community to interact with Mrs. Farsue as they used to do and accept her back into the community because she is healthy. He described her recovery as “a true success story in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus.”He called on his fellow teammates, residents and the general public to adhere to the preventive measures stipulated by the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare and the World Health Organization (WHO). Mabande further appealed to Liberians to stop the denial syndrome so people can be treated early, a key in the fight against Ebola. “Come to the hospital soon. If you come soon, with all we can put together, you may come home saved,” Dr. Mabande said. He also commended the medical staff for their work in the fight against this disease. “Let us continue to cooperate. If we work in isolation, we are not going to succeed, and it requires team work,” he told the gathering.Mrs. Farsue expressed thanks and appreciation to the medical staff for their commitment in the fight against Ebola. She also appealed to residents of her community and the general public to visit the hospital as soon as they feel sick. “Don’t let the Ebola virus overpower you before they take you to the hospital,” she said. A solidarity kit was later presented to Mrs. Farsue by Firestone Liberia which included a mattress, some beddings, toiletries, some clothing, a bag of rice and 3 gallon container of vegetable oil and cash for food and other necessities.Following the Ebola outbreak in March, Firestone Liberia conducted a series of workshops and town hall meetings for its employees, the school system and the surrounding communities. Facilitators discussed what the Ebola virus is, symptoms, signs and how to prevent the spread of the virus. The company’s radio station, Voice of Firestone, continues to air Ebola prevention messages in local dialects commonly spoken by most residents and the surrounding community. Community and religious leaders also work with Firestone Liberia on the educational and awareness campaign. To help with prevention, the company has instituted compulsory body temperature reading and hand washing at several locations. To adequately respond to the Ebola crisis, the Firestone Medical Center staff and personnel also received specialized training and personal protection equipment.“Our highest priority is the safety and well-being of our employees, their families and neighboring communities,” said Ed Garcia, President and Managing Director, Firestone Liberia. “We are doing everything we can to make sure our employees and their families remain safe during this crisis. We are working closely with the Firestone Medical Center team, the government of Liberia and other global health organizations to help our employees and their families get the care they need and deserve.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more



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West Point Shootout: 5 Soldiers Guilty, Towship Commissioner to be Reassigned

first_imgThe Government of Liberia over the weekend responded to two investigative reports from the August 20, 2014, incident in the Township of West Point resulting into the death of Shaki Kamara, and the wounding of Titus Nuah.The first was received from the Joint Task Force Board of Inquiry established by the Ministry of Defense, which led to a guilty verdict and punishment of the Platoon Commander and four enlisted men of the AFL, by military tribunal, for their complicity, in the act. The second report is from the Independent Human Rights Commission (INHRC), which connected its findings to issues of poverty, justice and transforming the lives of people in all slum communities such as West Point.The separate reports were received by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in September and October respectively.  However, upon the presentation of the first report, the President instructed the AFL’s Chief of Staff to take the appropriate measures in identifying and investigating those personnel of the AFL who were responsible in conformity with the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).The latest findings from the Disciplinary Board of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has brought down guilty the Platoon Commander and four enlisted men of the AFL for their complicity in the West Point shooting incident. The Board’s report concluded that the Platoon Commander and the four enlisted personnel were guilty of “indiscretion and exhibited indiscipline” on August 20, 2014, in the Township of West Point.Accordingly, Lieutenant Aloysious Quaye, Platoon Commander, was held responsible for “poorly assessing the situation and acting contrary to the behavior expected of a military leader in the reformed AFL.” As a leader in a situation of crisis, he was “expected to show efficient command after serving in the AFL for over five years” with training locally and in foreign parts. He should have been able to handle simple crowd control and dispersal. As a military leader, he did not follow proper military procedures in selecting personnel to fire warning shots. Although no evidence was adduced that any of the personnel of the AFL fired the shot that eventually killed Shaki Kamara, the Disciplinary Board thought it absolutely necessary to institute punishment for behavior unbecoming of a serving personnel of the AFL.As such, Lt. Quaye is found guilty of “violating Article 133 of the UCMJ” regarding the unbecoming conduct of an officer or gentleman; guilty of Article 92-C of the UCMJ regarding dereliction (negligence) in the performance of duty.Meanwhile, the punishment prescribed under the UCMJ includes: reduction in rank to the lowest rank permissible under the category of the accused; that he will lose two years of seniority with consequential effects; that he undergo 30 days correctional custody; that he be subjected to 30 days detention; that he forfeit 2/3 salary for three months; and letter of “Severe Reprimand” is served him.  Additionally, the other four soldiers were found guilty of various offences of the UCMJ. Corporal Mulbah Timothy was found in Violation of Article 128 of the UCMJ regarding assault and arbitrary use of force; Corporal Flomo Anthony, Violation of Article 128 of the UCMJ regarding assault and arbitrary use of force as well as Article 134 regarding threat in communicating; Corporal Toure Patrick, Violation of Article 107 of the UCMJ regarding making false statements; and Private First Class (PFC) Salebia Moses, Violation of Article 107 of the UMCJ regarding making false statement.Their prescribed punishments include: reduction in rank to the next lower rank; 30 days correctional custody; 30 days detention; and individual letters of “Severe Reprimand.”Meanwhile, the Commander-In-Chief (C-I-C) and President Sirleaf, has directed that all punishments be carried out in compliance with the relevant provisions and practices of the UCMJ.The second report from the Independent National Commission on Human Rights (INCHR), insisted that the victims of the West Point shooting incident be compensated and helped to get back on their feet; that government improve the living conditions of its citizens living in West Point and other slum communities; and that the Commissioner of West Point, H. Miatta Flowers, be reassigned. In response, the Government of Liberia indicated that most of its interventions so far since the incident have reflected the INCHR’s recommendations, especially with regard to ongoing efforts to cater to the victims of the shooting.  In general, however, GOL opines that “all slum communities should be rebuilt and developed with emphasis on the transformation of the lives of all citizens. This objective is part of the government’s agenda for change and is incorporated in its development agenda.”  GOL also said it has instructed the Ministry of Internal affairs “to take appropriate measures to reassign” the West Point Commissioner.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more



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Council changes could change fire station’s location

first_imgCarroll has not offered an alternate location, but instead has said he wants the city to first survey residents on where they would put the new station. Vipperman said Wednesday he plans to lead the charge to reverse the council’s decision. He wants the new fire station built at the same site where the existing facility is now, near City Hall. “I believe the voters in La Habra Heights have sent a clear message to the City Council: Don’t put the fire station at West and Hacienda,” he said. Vipperman believes leaving the fire station where it is located now is a less-expensive alternative than building at the Hacienda/West site. Baroldi, however, said he’s not sure where the new station should go. “I want to talk to the city manager as much as I can before I make that decision,” he said. “You should make the decision on the facts.” Vipperman and Baroldi both said they believe the council should put off a vote, scheduled to made at today’s 7:30 p.m. meeting, on hiring a company to handle an environmental review of the fire station site. Baroldi attributed his strong victory – he received 40 percent of the vote – to his strategy of door-to-door campaigning. “I made a commitment to go to every door in La Habra Heights,” he said. “I covered about about 85 percent of the mileage of the streets of the city. If you’re going to run for an office, you should meet the people.” Klein attributed his loss to several factors, including the fact that he had been on the council for a long time. Also, a low voter turnout of 35 percent did not help. “I’ve been there 13 years and have a record the others could shoot at, where those running against me had no record,” he said. “My vote against the (zoning) ordinance hurt me with one part of the residents and the vote on the fire house hurt with another.” 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LA HABRA HEIGHTS – It was only a month ago when the City Council settled on a site for the construction of a new fire station. But Tuesday’s election might change that. Voters elected attorney Layne Baroldi and businessman Howard Vipperman – and both oppose the council’s decision to build the fire station at the southwest corner of Hacienda and West Roads. Along with Councilman Stan Carroll, who also opposed the Hacienda/West site, the three could join to create a new majority to overturn the decision. “A lot is going to be riding on Mr. Carroll,” said Councilman Fred Klein, who lost his re-election bid Tuesday, bringing an end to his 13 years on the council. last_img read more



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Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 11

first_imgThis Monday morning on Sportsday we looked back on a busy day of sporting action.Portugal were crowned Euro 2016 champions after they beat France 1-0 thanks to Eder’s extra-time winner. Andy Murray won his second Wimbledon title after a straight sets victory against Milos Raonic.We also looked back on the British Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton came out on top. All brought to you by Jake Robson and the team.last_img



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Chelsea star to West Ham, Arsenal want ace, Newcastle’s bid for starlet revealed

first_img targets 4 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and football headlines…Mohamed Salah’s poor start to the season has ‘gone under the radar’ due to Liverpool’s 100 per cent start to the season and the constant focus on Harry Kane’s dry spell for Tottenham , says Tony CascarinoNeymar wouldn’t get in the Liverpool team under Jurgen Klopp, claims John BarnesLiverpool striker Daniel Sturridge ‘would get in any team’ based on his performance against Paris Saint-Germain, says John BarnesLiverpool’s unsung hero Georginio Wijnaldum has been hailed as the club’s ‘best midfielder in the last four or five months’ by John BarnesChelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United are on alert after Barcelona star Ivan Rakitic was told he would not be getting a new contractHatem Ben Arfa rejected an offer to join West Ham before signing for Rennes this summer Former Liverpool defender and current Wolves captain Conor Coady could get an England call-up from Gareth Southgate. (Daily Mirror)England boss Southgate also sent assistant Steve Holland to watch Jack Grealish in Aston Villa’s victory over Rotherham on Tuesday, as he considers calling up the 23-year-old. (Birmingham Mail)The son of former Manchester City, Chelsea and England winger Shaun Wright-Phillips trained with City’s first team before their Champions League game against with Lyon. 16-year-old D’Margio Wright-Phillips is also a winger and plays for City’s Under-18 side. (Daily Mail) 4 West Ham have been linked with making a shock January loan move for Alvaro Morata, the Chelsea forward. The Hammers were linked with Spain international Morata over the summer. (Daily Star)Arsenal boss Unai Emery is planning to raid former club Sevilla for 30-year-old midfielder Ever Banega. The Argentine has an £18m release clause in his contract with the LaLiga side. (The Sun)Newcastle made an offer for Nice starlet Allan Saint-Maximin, the winger, over the summer. However, their ‘tempting’ bid did not even get a response. (Nice-Matin) targets IN DEMAND Cristiano Ronaldo Jr has a lot to live up to… Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 4 RANKED LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland center_img Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 22-year-old Cristian Pavon is on Arsenal’s radar REVEALED Chelsea winger Willian says he never planned on leaving Stamford Bridge this summer, despite interest from Manchester United and Barcelona. (Daily Express)Aston Villa and Watford are both considering summer moves for out-of-favour Chelsea defender Gary Cahill. The 32-year-old England centre-back’s contract is up at the end of the season. (La Gazette des Transferts)Liverpool star James Milner has revealed he was banned from wearing red shirts as a kid because of his Leeds United-supporting father’s hatred for Manchester United. (FourFourTwo)Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren could face up to five years in jail after he was charged with perjury in his native Croatia, but the 29-year-old World Cup finalist denies the charges. (The Guardian)Cristiano Ronaldo has conceded it will be “difficult” for his eight-year-old son to be better than him at football. Cristiano Jr currently plays for Juventus’ academy following his father’s move to Turin this summer. (The Sun) Liverpool are also known to have tracked 21-year-old Saint-Maximin Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com LIVING THE DREAM Here’s a round-up of the latest news and rumours in Thursday’s national newspapers and online… 4 moving on Liverpool and Manchester City have joined Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in tracking 21-year-old Brazilian attacker Lucas Paquet. (Le10 Sport)The Gunners new head of football Raul Sanllehi is also reportedly keen on signing Argentina winger Cristian Pavon, 22, from Boca Juniors – FULL STORYTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he remains keen on bringing Monaco ace Keita Balde to the club. The 23-year-old forward is currently on loan at Inter Milan. (Calciomercato)Man United have sent scouts to watch 23-year-old Lille winger Nicolas Pepe in action. The Red Devils’ interest comes after Southampton failed with a bid for the Ivorian in the summer. (Telefoot)England striker Marcus Rashford is receiving extra coaching sessions from United team-mate Romelu Lukaku. The 25-year-old Belgian is said to be running attacking drills with Rashford after regular club training. (Metro) Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more



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SEWAGE PLANT PLANNING ROW: COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WRITTEN LEGAL ADVICE

first_imgAN elected County Councillor has expressed his frustration with council officials after asking for clarity over a legal decision which led to a discussion ban on a controversial waste water pipe.Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray had been advised by council officials that he couldn’t include the issue of a new sewage pipe proposal for Moville at a meeting of the Inishowen Electoral Area.So he asked council officials for a copy of the legal advice they were given. But yesterday at the county council meeting, he still hadn’t received it.The ongoing dispute over a waste water treatment plant in Moville is now in the High Court as campaigners seek a judicial review of a decision to give it the go-ahead.But the completely separate issue on the compulsory purchase of local man Dan McGuinness’s land on the peninsula had been banned from discussion at the Inishowen Electoral Area meeting earlier this month.Sinn Fein councillor Jack Murray has been warned that he couldn’t discuss the issue because he has been told it is sub judice – in other words prejudicial to the High Court case which is heard before a judge. That has been disputed by Mr McGuinness and his solicitor who say the compulsory purchase of his land is not included in the court proceedings and therefore can be discussed by locally elected representatives.So Cllr Murray put in a written request to County Council civil servants asking for the details of the legal advice which had effectively silenced him in his support of Mr McGuinness.Despite this, he has still not been given the written legal advice he had asked for.A County Council response, which did not provide the written legal advice, reads: “The acquisition of land from Mr McGuinness is for the purpose of construction Moville/Greencastle Sewerage Scheme. The approval for the scheme is currently the subject of judicial review proceedings before the High Court.“This proposed acquisition is directly linked to the scheme and whilst it is not the subject of the proceedings it has been advised that it would not be appropriate to discuss the matter while the proceedings are before the High Court. Clearly the outcome of the proceedings will determine if the acquisition of the land will be necessary.” Cllr Murray wants to discuss how the council went about its Compulsory Purchase Order, in particular how Mr McGuinness’s name failed to appear in the advertised CPO.He says he will ask council officials AGAIN to show him the written legal opinion on the issue.The matters surrounding sub judice in High Court proceedings are seen by some lawyers as immaterial as that court, in normal circumstances, is overseen by a single judge. And judges cannot be influenced by outside discussions.In this case however, Mr McGuinness – supported by Cllr Murray – has argued that the seizing of his land is not connected to the High Court case. The entire sewerage scheme may have much more complicated legal issues ahead of it, in the UK courts.The council plans to pump treated sewage into Lough Foyle. But the British Government, represented by the Crown Estate, claims ownership of the entire lough, up to the high tide water mark on the Donegal side.Sources there say Donegal County Council does not have permission to carry out works to “its” land or lough bed and are watching the Irish legal battles “with a great deal of interest.”Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySEWAGE PLANT PLANNING ROW: COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WRITTEN LEGAL ADVICE was last modified: March 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:SEWAGE PLANT PLANNING ROW: COUNCILLOR DEMANDS WRITTEN LEGAL ADVICElast_img read more



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FINN VALLEY’S EDDIE 33RD IN WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS

first_imgThe World and European 24 Hour Championships took place over the weekend in Katowice, Poland, with Finn Valley’s Eddie Gallen taking part.Ireland were represented in both men’s and women’s races by experienced ultrarunners and some strong performances reflected this.Pride of place must go to Ruthann Sheahan’s extraordinary performance. Ruthann covered in excess of 229 kilometres over the 24 hours and finished in 5th place in the European Championships and 7th in the World Championships.This is a new Irish record for the event and a breakthrough performance for Ruthann.Deirdre Finn, the Irish 24 hour champion from 2011, was the other Irish representative but unfortunately her challenge was hampered by stomach problems and she finished in 73rd position.The men were led home by John O’Regan who is the Irish 24 hour champion.John finished 25th European and 31st in the World Championship. He was supported by Eddie Gallen who completed his 5th World Championships 24 Hour. Eddie was 33rd in the Europeans and 42nd in the World Championships and was just 1km short of his personal best with 222kms. He is based in Madrid – his dad being a Meenreagh man.This was a very competitive championships with numbers increased from previous championships. Over 250 athletes took part representing 35 nations. FINN VALLEY’S EDDIE 33RD IN WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS was last modified: September 16th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:FINN VALLEY’S EDDIE 33RD IN WORLD 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPSlast_img read more



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Football Leads the Country with Three Academic All-Americans

first_imgBacon, a senior offensive lineman from Hastings, Minn., is a first-team Academic all-American for the second straight year. He is the first Bulldog to earn back-to-back Academic all-America first-team honors. Drake football has now earned six total CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in the past three seasons. AUSTIN, Texas – The Drake University football team has three student-athletes on the 2019 Academic All-America Division I Football Team selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), CoSIDA announced Monday morning. Jacob Bacon and Victor Jergens are first-team all-Americans while Isaiah Kent-Schneider is a second-team choice. Bacon, Jergens and Kent-Schneider all were named to the Academic All-PFL First Team last week. Kent-Schneider is a fifth-year senior from Victoria, Minn., who started 10 games on the offensive line with Bacon. He graduated with degrees in environmental science and secondary education. Kent-Schneider is enrolled in the STEM education master’s program with a 3.98 GPA. He earned 2019 all-PFL honorable mention honors. Last week, Bacon was named the Pioneer Football League Scholar-Athlete of the Year becoming just the second Bulldog to win the prestigious conference award. Bacon started 10-of-11 games this season. He helped block for Drake’s backs, led by fifth-year senior Drew Lauer, who rushed for 1,608 yards and scored a team-high 17 touchdowns and protect freshman quarterback Ian Corwin. He earned 2019 All-PFL honorable mention honors.center_img Jergens is a senior defensive lineman from Webster City, Iowa, who started all 11 games. He recorded 19 tackles, including a team-leading three sacks and led the team with two forced fumbles. Jergens holds a 3.98 GPA in finance and will graduate with his bachelor’s degree Saturday. He earned 2019 All-PFL honorable mention honors. The 2019 Academic All-America® Division I Football Team selected by CoSIDA features 21 members with a 4.0 GPA and 36 members with at least a 3.90 GPA as either undergraduate or graduate student-athletes. The 25 members on the first team have an average GPA of 3.95. Print Friendly Version Drake’s three selections to the CoSIDA Academic All-America team are the most among all NCAA Division I programs. Drake’s two first-team selections tied with the United States Naval Academy for the most first-team honorees in the nation. Bacon graduated with his bachelor’s degrees in actuarial science and finance with a 3.93 grade point average. He is enrolled in Drake’s Masters of Business Administration program concentrating in business analytics and holds a 4.00 grade point average.last_img read more



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