LETTERKENNY GIRL AIMS FOR JUNIOR OLYMPICS AFTER JUST TWO YEARS AT HER SPORT

first_imgChristine in action in the water.A young Letterkenny girl hopes to qualify for the Junior Olympics after just two years at her chosen sport, the Triathlon.Christine Russell, 15, from Woodlands, is one of only two Irish competitors among 65 participants heading to Holland on May 18th for the qualification race.Christine, who is a pupil at Raphoe Royal and Prior, will have tot finish in the top 17 if she is to qualify for the Junior Olympics in Beijing. Christine will have to give it her all in the discipline which involves a 750 metre swim, a 24 km bike race and a 5.6 run.Her coach Sean McFadden says Christine is a one-off and reminds him very much of a certain Sinead Jennings.“All I can say about Christine is that young sportspeople like her don’t come along very often.“She is a natural but on top of that she gives it her all in everything she does. “She is just so dedicated to her sport. It will be tough in Holland but Christine is improving all the time and I feel that to finish in the top 17 is within her grasp.“I certainly hope she does it because it will be some reward for all the dedication she has put in,” he said.Christine, a former Swilly Seal and now a member of the 24/7 Triathlon Club, is a daughter of John and Elaine Russell.  LETTERKENNY GIRL AIMS FOR JUNIOR OLYMPICS AFTER JUST TWO YEARS AT HER SPORT was last modified: April 23rd, 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:Christine RusselldonegalJunior Olympicssean mcfaddenSwilly SealsTriathlonlast_img read more

Cardiff sign defender Brown from Wealdstone

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesCardiff City have signed defender Ciaron Brown from Wealdstone.The 20-year-old, who previously had a trial with Sheffield Wednesday, made 66 appearances for the Stones after being signed from Bedfont Sports.“I’d like to wish Ciaron a very successful career,” said Stones boss Bobby Wilkinson.“It’s a great achievement to become a pro. He’s worked very hard and we will always support him and we will follow his progress with great interest.”Cardiff will visit Wealdstone in a pre-season friendly this summer as part of the deal agreed between the two clubs.See also:Stones defender to join Sheffield Wednesday on trialShrewsbury sign Eisa from WealdstoneStones complete signing of striker BubbWealdstone bring in Reading defender on loan Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Forget MVP, Warriors’ Steph Curry will win scoring title, says NBA stats cruncher

first_imgI’ve always believed that an unhealthy preoccupation with sports-driven data, statistical minutiae and intense quantification was a sign of a stunted social life. And until a few years ago I had the Strat-O-Matic scoresheets to prove it.But ESPN’s Zach Lowe has me reconsidering my position. Host of the “Lowe Post” podcast Lowe bounced a few numbers off guest Kevin Arnovitz on Tuesday. If Lowe is on the ball, you … CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile devicelast_img read more

Ohio Farm Bureau, partners purchase Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest  Leave a Comment The Ohio State Fair Sale of Champions livestock auction, held Sunday afternoon Aug. 5 in the WCOL Celeste Center, showcased Ohio’s premium livestock, premier junior fair exhibitors and generous supporters. On the sale bill were grand champion and reserve champion of many species, including market beef, market barrows, market lambs and market chickens, as well as the grand champion market goat, market turkey and a block of Swiss cheese to represent the seven dairy champions. In full, the livestock was auctioned for a total of $255,000.Ohio Farm Bureau and Bob Evans Farms, Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Event Marketing Strategies and Huffman’s Market purchased the Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow for $33,000, setting a new state fair record with the purchase.“We wouldn’t have such a successful Sale of Champions if it weren’t for our talented and dedicated youth and our incredibly supportive buyers. Our Youth Reserve Program is very impactful to not just those in the Sale of Champions but for everyone involved in the youth organization. It is such an honor to reward everyone involved,” explained General Manager Virgil Strickler. “We are exceptionally pleased with the $167,000 raised for the Youth Reserve Program at today’s Sale of Champions.”While these Junior Fair exhibitors take great pride in raising a quality animal, the ultimate goal each year is to be awarded a grand champion ribbon. Grand or reserve champion is an immense honor for the exhibitor; and with the Youth Reserve Program and generous buyers, it is rewarding for the entire Junior Fair program. This year’s sale broke two records: Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow, which sold for $33,000, and Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, which sold for $28,000.Established in 1995, the Youth Reserve Program’s was developed to reward junior exhibitors who participate in the Ohio State Fair. Funds for the program come from the dollars received over a cap that is placed on the amount an exhibitor can receive from the Sale of Champions. The funds from the program are distributed among carcass contests, scholarships, outstanding market exhibitor program, outstanding breeding exhibitor program, showmanship, skillathons, 4-H and FFA. The Youth Reserve Program has awarded $3,366,815 to approximately 40,000 youth exhibitors since its inception.The 2018 Sale of Champions results are as follows:Grand Champion Market Beef Exhibited by: Caden Jones, Allen CountyPurchased by: Steve R. Rauch, Inc.Price: $41,500Cap: $22,000Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef Exhibited by: Carver Gostomsky, Darke CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $20,000Cap: $11,000Grand Champion Market Barrow Exhibited by: Matthew Butterfield, Butler CountyPurchased by: MeijerPrice: $48,000Cap: $10,000*Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow Exhibited by: Grant Adams, Mercer CountyPurchased by: Bob Evans Farms, Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Ohio Farm Bureau, Event Marketing Strategies and Huffman’s MarketPrice: $33,000*Cap: $7,000Grand Champion Meat Chickens Exhibited by: Allison Davis, Carroll CountyPurchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryPrice: $14,000Cap: $6,000Reserve Champion Meat Chickens Exhibited by: Meghan O’Reilly, Geauga CountyPurchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryPrice: $10,000Cap: $4,000Grand Champion Market Lamb Exhibited by: Grant Johnson, Wayne CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $21,000Cap: $10,000Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Exhibited by: Bailee Amstutz, Union CountyPurchased by: Steve R. Rauch, Inc.Price: $14,000Cap: $7,000Grand Champion Market Goat Exhibited by: Ava Shroyer, Logan CountyPurchased by: The Kroger CompanyPrice: $11,000Cap: $5,000Grand Champion Market Turkey Exhibited by: Myah Jones, Clinton CountyPurchased by: Kale Marketing, Ohio Harness Horsemen’s Association, Cooper Farms, and RD Jones ExcavatingPrice: $14,500Cap: $3,000*Grand Champion Swiss Cheese, produced by Pearl Valley Cheese Co., representing the seven dairy champions and supreme dairy showmenExhibited by:Grand Champion Ayrshire: Marissa Topp, Auglaize CountyGrand Champion Brown Swiss: Keaton Topp, Shelby CountyGrand Champion Guernsey: Abigayle Dicke, Mercer CountyGrand Champion Holstein: Kristopher Ackley, Logan CountyGrand Champion Jersey: Drake Tompkins, Morgan CountyGrand Champion Red and White: Madeline Topp, Auglaize CountyGrand Champion Milking Shorthorn: Aubree Topp, Shelby CountySupreme Showman, Week 1 – Exhibited by: Madelin Topp, Auglaize CountySupreme Showman, Week 2 – Exhibited by: Kinley Topp, Shelby CountyPurchased by: AG Boogher and Sons, S&S Volvo and GMC TrucksPrice: $28,000*Cap: $3,0002018 total sale: $255,0002018 amount earned for Youth Reserve Program: $167,000*Denotes new record  Leave a Commentlast_img read more

Arunachal govt. erects statue to honour Bhupen Hazarika

first_imgThe Arunachal Pradesh government has erected a statue of legendary music composer and singer Bhupen Hazarika at Bolung village in Dibang Valley district of the State.The ten-foot bronze statue, sculpted by Biren Singh of Guwahati, was erected in the village this year. It would be formally unveiled in the early part of 2018, an official said.“The State government had allocated Rs. 30 lakh for the statue in 2015 as a tribute to the legendary singer. Bhupen da is more an Arunachalee than an Assamese,” Director of Research Department Batem Pertin said.Bolung village is adjacent to Assam’s Sadiya area where his parents lived. He was often carried to the village by his elders. Later as a boy he also moved around the village frequently, an official said.Mr. Pertin said that the government in 2016-17 also allocated Rs. 70 lakh for erection of two statues of Hazarika at Yazali in Lower Subansiri district and Itanagar.Mr. Pertin, also the general secretary of the A.P. Literary Society, said that due to persuasion of the society, the government approved the Bolung project. “The land was donated by the sons of former MLA of Arunachal Pradesh Provisional Legislative Assembly Gora Pertin,” Mr. Pertin said.last_img read more

WATCH: Get to know Rey Nambatac in 7 questions

first_imgRey Nambatac said that his most memorable basketball memory Letran’s championship in 2015, but that may have changed in a course of a week after he just fulfilled his dream of making it to the pros and joined the Rain or Shine Elastopainters last Sunday.But there’s more to this former Letran star than basketball. Find out more about Rey Nambatac in this edition of INQUIRER 7.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion LATEST STORIES Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Read Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Booker scores 32, Suns rally late to beat Nets 122-114 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Carlo Biado wins PH’s 2nd gold in pool

first_imgCarlo Biado of the Philippines competes against Duong Quoc Hoang of Vietnam in the finals of men’s 9-ball singles event of the 29th Southeast Asian Games billiards competition at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center. Biado prevailed, 9-5, to clinch the gold medal.CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/SEA GAMES MEDIA POOLThe Philippines pocketed another gold medal in pool after Carlo Biado ruled the men’s 9-ball event in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games Sunday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.This is the Philippines’ second gold medal in billiards after Chezka Centeno triumphed over Rubilen Amit in women’s 9-ball. ADVERTISEMENT Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biado beat Vietnamese Duong Quoc Hoang, 9-5,in the championship round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Thrilling win for Centeno: ‘I thought I lost the gold’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool boss Klopp finds Hoever positive in FA Cup defeat

About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp finds Hoever positive in FA Cup defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was happy with Ki-Jana Hoever’s performance in their FA Cup defeat to Wolves.The 16 year-old played for 84 minutes at the back.“I am not sure what you all would have said if immediately from the beginning if our centre-half situation was Fabinho and Ki-Jana; then probably a few very smart people would tell me that I don’t respect the competition or whatever,” Klopp said.“So, we tried to do all the things [we could]. Of course, on the other hand it doesn’t make sense to bring in a 16-year-old boy from the start. You don’t bring him, you wait until he is completely ready, but he did well. He came on and did well. That’s how it sometimes starts – when you are really needed then it is only about if you are good enough and not how old you are.“He did well, so that was all OK. That’s it.” Hoever had replaced Dejan Lovren and Klopp added: “[It is Dejan Lovren’s] hamstring, is what I heard – without any signs before. I asked everybody, no signs, nothing, just out of the blue, so that’s the decision you have to make.“I don’t know in this moment how long he will be out.” read more

12 days agoMarchisio happy seeing Ramsey wearing his No8 at Juventus

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Marchisio happy seeing Ramsey wearing his No8 at Juventusby Carlos Volcano12 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveClaudio Marchisio is happy seeing Aaron Ramsey wearing his No8 at Juventus.The former Juve announced his retirement last week.”I haven’t ruled out anything, but for the moment I have not decided what I will do,” Marchisio told the Daily Mail when asked if he plans to coach.“My No 8 jersey is in the best hands. Aaron Ramsey is a fantastic player. “The No 8 is such a beautiful number that it had to end up on someone’s back. My preferences were two, Ramsey or an academy player who moved up to the first team.” last_img read more

Double Standard? Andrew Harrison’s Comment Was Stupid, But It Wasn’t Racist

first_imgSaturday night, after Kentucky lost its first and only game of the 2014-2015 college basketball season, sophomore guard Andrew Harrison made a big mistake at his team’s post-game press conference, uttering a very NSFW phrase while his microphone was turned on. Harrison, who is facing criticism for the transgression, has since apologized.If you missed it, Harrison, after listening to his teammate Karl-Anthony Towns get asked about Wisconsin big man Frank Kaminsky, muttered “f*** that n****” to himself. Undoubtedly, it was stupid. But it was not racist. And there is no double standard going on here.For some reason, a number of college basketball fans are making the argument that if the situation had been reversed, and it had been Kaminsky uttering those words to himself, he’d be labeled a racist. Any by that logic, because Harrison isn’t being labeled as a racist, and because he isn’t likely to face any serious punishment, there is a double standard going on here.We’re not making this up. There are hundreds, if not thousands of tweets about it.If Andrew Harrison was white, we’d have a national catastrophe on our hands. Talk about a double standard— Alex Petik (@MuskyMaster5033) April 5, 2015Such a double standard with race I hate it. Andrew Harrison says what he says and it doesn’t get blown up but if it was other way around…— Tyler Boyle (@theeroyalboyle) April 5, 2015If Frank K had said the EXACT same thing about Andrew Harrison, think it would’ve been swept under the rug? What a double standard!— Dtrain41 (@DaneHenderson1) April 5, 2015If Andrew Harrison isn’t kicked out of school it’s a double standard @KentuckyMBB— Lara McGlynn (@lalalaLaraxo) April 5, 2015Screen Shot 2015-04-05 at 12.20.00 PMObviously, if Kaminsky, a white man, had called Harrison, an African American, the n-word, he’d have been (rightfully) labeled a racist. There’s no doubt there. But comparing this to the Oklahoma SAE issue is absolutely insane.Where’s the disconnect here? Whether or not you agree with it, many African Americans refer to each other using the n-word. It’s part of the hip-hop culture. It’s part of the locker room culture. Heck, even ESPN’s Michael Wilbon admits that he and his friends use the word to “endearingly” refer to each other. To be clear, there was nothing endearing about what Harrison said about Kaminsky. But in the context of the situation, if Harrison had said “F*** that dude”, he’d be essentially saying the same thing.Harrison acted like a sore loser, and again, he should never have said what he said. But there is no double standard here. Just stop.last_img read more