LOOK: McGregor congratulates Mayweather, says he has ‘strong tools’ for MMA

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Congrats to Floyd on a well fought match,”  he wrote in a lengthy Instagram post.  “Very experienced and methodical in his work. I wish him well in retirement. He is a heck of a boxer. His experience, his patience and his endurance won him this fight hands down.” Although Conor McGregor is certainly one brash individual inside and outside of fighting, the UFC Lightweight Champion prides himself as “gracious both in victory and defeat.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Coming off his 10-round TKO loss to undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. last weekend, the Irish superstar had nothing but high praises for the fighter he verbally tormented before their iconic matchup.ADVERTISEMENT In a surprising turn of events, “The Notorious” even suggested that the boxing legend could very well transition to mixed martial arts.“I always told him he was not a fighter but a boxer,” McGregor said of his recent foe.“But sharing the ring with him he is certainly a solid fighter. Strong in the clinch. Great understanding of frames and head position. He has some very strong tools he could bring into an MMA game for sure,” he added.McGregor also addressed his lingering cardiovascular issues, which seemed to be the main cause of his downfall during their bout.“I had an amazing team and It truly was an amazing and enjoyable camp, and honestly I feel with just a little change in certain areas of the prep, we could have built the engine for 12 full rounds under stress, and got the better result on the night,” he said. “Getting to 12 rounds alone in practice was always the challenge in this camp. We started slowly getting to the 12 and decreasing the stress in the rounds the closer it got to 12. I think for the time we had, 10 weeks in camp, it had to be done this way.”  /raADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ San Miguel, Kia change imports Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles View comments Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taallast_img read more

UN to Conduct Outreach on Liberia’s Recruitment Process

first_img(L-r) Ms. Christine Asokumar, Ambassador Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr, and Ms. Floresha Berisha.The United Nations Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, will visit Liberia on a five-day Outreach Mission to create awareness on the recruitment process of the United Nations, beginning November 24, 2019, a release has said.The Outreach Mission, according to Ms. Christine Asokumar, Chief, Staffing Diversity and Outreach Section at the UN Headquarters in New York, is a part of the UN Secretary-General’s reform process, which aims to enhance diversity within the UN workforce.Ms. Asokumar said that Liberia is among countries that are under-represented within the UN System, and observed that sometimes qualified candidates, who applied for UN jobs, are not given them “because they are not cognizant of the application process, thus making simple mistakes that would disqualify them.”Ms. Asokumar said there are positions that are geographically set aside for Liberians, and expressed the hope that the Outreach Mission will attract more Liberians to apply to fill such positions. She named the UN Young Professionals Program (YPP) as one of the ways through which Liberians can be recruited for jobs within the UN System.According to the release, during a meeting in New York on Thursday, November 14, 2019, with Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, Sr., Liberia Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the UN, Ms. Asokumar said that Ms. Floresha Berisha, Human Resources Officer at the Staffing Diversity and Outreach Section of the UN, will conduct the Outreach Mission in Liberia, and requested the support of the Liberian government to ensure that the visit is successful.“As part of the Outreach Mission, Ms. Berisha is expected to present to a diverse range of professionals in Liberia, a detailed overview of the UN Secretariat, job and career opportunities, and provide tips on application processes that will increase the probability of an applicant getting selected,” the release said.In response, Amb.  Kemayah welcomed the Outreach Mission and said that it is the direct result of recent engagements by President George Weah, during meetings with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.Kemayah said that creating opportunities for Liberians to serve at all levels of the UN is one of the top priorities of President Weah, and consistently highlighted at bilateral meetings with Mr. Guterres during the High-Level weeks of the 73rd and 74th Sessions of the UN General Assembly.“I am so thrilled as ambassador that this is happening. Beyond me, there is going to be a high level of excitement and enthusiasm on the part of our government and the people of Liberia to receive this UN delegation for the purpose of working towards creating room for opportunities for increased recruitment of Liberians within the UN System,” Amb. Kemayah said.He said that the employment of more Liberians within the UN was also a personal priority for him as ambassador to the UN, pursuant to a mandate from President Weah.Amb. Kemayah said that Liberians are amongst the world’s most competent people, but agreed with Ms. Asokumar that lack of awareness of procedures and systems can rob qualified people of opportunities to gain employment within the system.He then said that employment of more Liberians within the UN will not only increase the number of Liberians in the system but present an opportunity for international exposure and experience in diverse fields, while serving as a boost to the economy of Liberia and the livelihood of its citizens, especially the family members and loved ones of those employed.He also expressed gratitude to the UN for the Outreach Mission to Liberia and assured that the Liberian government will fully support the Mission to ensure that it is successful.Amb. Kemayah outlined that he and his team will coordinate with the government and the UN System in Liberia to ensure that the Outreach Team meets with the relevant authorities and target audience, especially the youth, who make up more than 63 percent of the country’s population.As part of the coordination, meetings will be set up between the Outreach team and the UN Resident Coordinator, officials from the ministries of State for Presidential Affairs, Foreign Affairs, Justice, Information, Labor, Education, Gender, Children and Social Protection, and Youth and Sports; the Civil Service Agency, the National Commission on Higher Education, the University of Liberia, Cuttington University, United Methodist University, AME University, AME Zion University and other universities and institutions of higher learning.The Outreach Team will also meet with the Federation of Liberian Youths (FLY), the Liberian National Students Union (LINSU),the President Young Professionals (PYP), the Liberia National Bar Association, the Association of Female Lawyers of Liberia, the Female Journalists Association of Liberia and other professional female organizations, the Press Union of Liberia, Disabled Organizations, the Liberia Business Association and the Patriotic Entrepreneurs of Liberia (PATEL).The Outreach Team will have interactive sessions at various venues focusing on the United Nations Secretariat, job and career opportunities, and provide tips on the application process that will increase the probability of an applicant getting selected.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Quick-fire City back in the groove, Llorente fires Spurs

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) and Manchester City’s midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (R) celebrate at the end of the English Premier League football match against Manchester United December 10, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 2 – Raheem Sterling scored the fastest goal of the Premier League season as leaders Manchester City got back on track with a 3-1 win against Watford on Tuesday, while Fernando Llorente put Tottenham on course for a 2-0 victory at his former club Swansea.Sterling struck after just 38 seconds before Christian Kabasele’s first-half own goal put Pep Guardiola’s side in control at Eastlands. Sergio Aguero made it three as City gave the perfect response after their 18-game winning run was ended in a goalless draw at Crystal Palace on Sunday.Unbeaten City are 15 points clear of second-placed Manchester United as they continue to turn the title race into a lengthy coronation party.Guardiola had complained that the hectic festive fixture schedule was a “disaster” after City striker Gabriel Jesus suffered a knee ligament injury at Palace.But Guardiola was able to replace the Brazilian with Sergio Aguero, while David Silva returned from a two-game absence.City, playing their fourth match in 11 days, were ahead inside a minute as Sterling met Leroy Sane’s cross with a near-post finish for his 18th goal this season.Having won 6-0 at Watford in September, City looked on course for another rout in the 13th minute when Watford’s Kabasele sliced an attempted clearance into his own net from Kevin De Bruyne’s cross.Yet they had to wait 50 minutes to score again as Argentine forward Aguero netted from close-range for his 16th goal of the season.Andre Gray’s 82nd minute goal for Watford came way too late to avoid a sixth defeat in their last seven league matches.With Harry Kane only fit enough for a place on the bench after illness, former Swansea striker Llorente made his first league start for Tottenham at the rain-lashed Liberty Stadium.Llorente marked the occasion with a 12th minute goal, the Spaniard powering home a header from Christian Eriksen’s free-kick despite Swansea’s appeals for offside.Puddles all over the pitch made it hard for Tottenham to establish their smooth-passing game and Kane, who finished 2017 with consecutive hat-tricks, was sent on for Llorente after 68 minutes.– Dramatic winner –Kane made his presence felt with a perfect pass to Dele Alli and the Tottenham midfielder finished at the second attempt to wrap up the points in the 89th minute.Tottenham move above Arsenal into fifth place and sit four points behind fourth placed Liverpool with a game in hand.Swansea remain bottom of the table as new boss Carlos Carvalhal was beaten for the first time in his second match since replacing the sacked Paul Clement.Andy Carroll’s stoppage-time strike sealed a vital 2-1 win for West Ham against second bottom West Bromwich Albion at the London Stadium.James McClean’s deflected shot from the edge of the area put Albion in front in the 30th minute.But Carroll equalised with a bullet header in the 59th minute.Carroll followed his first goal since April with a dramatic winner from close-range, lifting David Moyes’ side out of the bottom three.West Brom are winless in 20 top-flight fixtures — only three clubs have endured longer runs without a victory in the Premier League: Derby with 32, Sunderland with 26 and Norwich with 21.Crystal Palace came from behind to win 2-1 at Southampton thanks to Luka Milivojevic’s late goal.Palace fell behind in the 17th minute as Saints striker Shane Long scored for the first time since February last year.Long’s fine finish raced into the top corner from Jeremy Pied’s cross.But Palace equalised in the 69th minute when Scotland midfielder James McArthur volleyed home from Christian Benteke’s header.And Serbia midfielder Milivojevic redeemed himself for missing a last-minute penalty against Manchester City at the weekend as his long-range curler in the 80th minute lifted Palace away from the relegation zone.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Neymar fitness cloud lingers as pressure mounts on Brazil

first_img0Shares0000Neymar is a fitness doubt for Brazil’s clash with Costa Rica © AFP / Jewel SAMADSAINT PETERSBURG, Russian Federation, Jun 21 – A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil’s World Cup campaign back on track here Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.Neymar was given a rough ride in Brazil’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Switzerland on Sunday, fouled 10 times during the match, the most for any player in a single World Cup game for 20 years. The world’s most expensive player then set alarm bells ringing when he hobbled out of training on Tuesday in full view of the cameras.However, he returned to the training pitch 48 hours ahead of the clash in Saint Petersburg, raising hopes he will feature.Even before his latest setback, there were doubts over Neymar’s fitness heading into the World Cup after a three-month layoff.The Switzerland clash was his first competitive game for nearly four months after a broken bone in his right foot ended his club season with Paris Saint-Germain in February.To the frustration of many in the French capital, Neymar returned home for much of his recovery process with the intention of being fully fit for the World Cup.– Neymar still the key –However, questions remain whether he is seriously lacking match practice.Brazil looked to their talisman time and again in the final stages in Rostov-on-Don, but he failed to find the final pass or finish to unlock a well-organised Switzerland defence.Instead, it was Philippe Coutinho who got Brazil’s campaign off to a flying start with a wonderful long range strike to open the scoring.In contrast to Neymar, Coutinho ended the season in sensational form for Barcelona after sealing his dream move from Liverpool.Off to a flyer: Philippe Coutinho scored Brazil’s first goal of the World Cup © AFP / Jewel SAMADShould Neymar not be fit, Coutinho could be moved into his role on the left of a front three with Tite bolstering his midfield.However, Coutinho insists Neymar remains the key figure in Brazil’s pursuit of World Cup glory.“Neymar is one of the best players in the world. Of course having him in our side is a big plus for us,” said Coutinho.“He is so important. He is always creating the play, creating space.”Brazil were not just unhappy with the treatment meted out to Neymar, but also Switzerland’s equaliser when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system failed to rule out Steven Zuber’s equaliser for a slight push on Miranda. The Brazilian federation even took their complaints to FIFA.Needing a break and to relieve the pressure with a win, Brazil could hardly have picked better opposition in Los Ticos, who have only beaten Brazil once in 10 meetings way back in 1960.Costa Rica shocked England, Italy and Uruguay to reach the quarter-finals four years ago, but are even more in need of the points after losing 1-0 to Serbia in their opening game.They also lost heavily to Belgium and England in warm-up friendlies, but captain Bryan Ruiz believes they can follow Switzerland’s example to cause another massive upset.“Switzerland pressed them in midfield and that’s what you need to do because everybody knows that Brazil are best from midfield going forward,” said the Sporting Lisbon attacker.“We need to win the ball back quickly and counter-attack quickly.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Chelsea starlet unsure over future

first_img Lucas Piazon Chelsea youngster Lucas Piazon admits he is unsure where he will be plying his trade next season.The Brazilian playmaker is back at Chelsea and training with Jose Mourinho’s first team having enjoyed a successful spell on loan at Vitesse Arnhem, where he notched 11 times in 29 Eredivisie appearances.The 20-year-old, who has been likened to Kaka, is highly rated at Stamford Bridge but may struggle for first-team appearances next season following the arrival of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona.Compatriots Oscar and Willian, as well as Andre Schurrle, Eden Hazard and Mohamed Salah also appear to be above him in the first-team pecking order under Mourinho.He could be farmed out for the third season in a row but feels his immediate future is unlikely to be decided before the end of Chelsea’s pre-season preparations.Piazon told the club’s official website: “I don’t know what is going to happen but at the moment I’m really happy to be here. I will play in pre-season until we make a decision and I will try to do what’s the best thing for me.” 1last_img read more

Trails reopened to off-road vehicles

first_imgANGELES NATIONAL FOREST – Off-road vehicle trails in Bouquet and San Francisquito canyons closed for nearly a year due to storm damage have reopened, U.S. Forest Service officials said, just in time to weather another storm. The three routes – Drinkwater Canyon Road, Course Gold Road and Quarry Road – opened to off-highway vehicles such as dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles last week, officials said. The roads, which connect to the Rowher Flat OHV Area, have been closed since February following last year’s torrential rains. “Repairs have now been made, and we’re glad to be able to reopen this popular area for the public,” said Cid Morgan, ranger for the forest’s Santa Clara/Mojave Rivers district. The roadways north of Saugus appeared to have survived last weekend’s downpour, which dropped between one-half to nearly 4 inches of rain on the Angeles National Forest, and up to 5 inches of snow in the mountains. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson “If we get heavy rains, we’ll go back and assess further,” said Diane McCombs, the district’s recreation officer. “But so far, it’s open.” Rocks and debris covered some forest roads, including one leading into the Switzers Picnic Area at the Angeles Crest Highway, but there were no confirmed reports of serious damage. “It’s a very steep road with lots of switchbacks,” Florea said. “It’s covered with rocks and debris when we get heavy rains. But it’s nothing on the level of a year ago.” A report that Maxwell fire road near Lake Hughes was washed away was being investigated, Florea said. The rainstorm likely reduced fire danger levels in the 650,000-acre forest – it has been set at “very high” due to high winds, Florea said. The forest service will likely wait a few days to assess the storm’s effects, and for the water to circulate through the plants. “After there’s rainfall, the moisture level doesn’t go up immediately,” he said. “But likely, that’s going to change.” Meantime, Angeles National Forest has dispatched three fire support personnel to Texas, where grass fires have charred more than 200,000 acres, destroyed 250 homes and killed three people. “We could be sending more depending on what happens in the situation,” Florea said. “They’re still seeing quite a bit of activity.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 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

Things To Do

first_imgGrand Purim Celebration, will feature a live band, costumes, a parade and Jewish food, 5:30 p.m. today at the Santa Clarita Activities Center, 20880 Centre Pointe Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 254-3434. “Zoz, Bard of Ireland” will be presented, 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at the Valencia High School Theatre, 27801 Dickason Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 294-1188, Ext. 522. Rancho Pico Junior High/West Ranch High School instrumental showcase, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Rancho Pico multipurpose room, 26250 W. Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Admission: $2. Call (661) 284-3260. “The Ides of March” will be presented, 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Rio Norte gym, 28771 Rio Norte Drive, Valencia. Tickets: $5 or $3 for students. Call (661) 295-3700. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Jazz/Pop Concert, 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the gym at Canyon High School, 19300 W. Nadal St. Canyon Country. Tickets: $6 or $5 with ASB card. Call (661) 252-6110. Moonlight Hike, 6-7 p.m. Friday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Dance, 6:30 p.m. Friday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Tickets: $25 or $10 for children. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Call Al Taylor at (661) 254-2735. “As You Like It” will be presented, 8 p.m. Friday, 2 and 8 p.m Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Center for the Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Tickets: $10 or $5 for students and seniors. Call (661) 362-5304. Jackson Perdue and Steve Mazan will perform, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at J.R.’s Comedy Club located inside Marie Callender’s at 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Cost: $12 or $22.99 for dinner and the show. Call (661) 259-2291. Bird Walk, 8-10 a.m. Saturday at Towsley Canyon, 24255 The Old Road, Newhall. Call (661) 255-3606. Santa Clara River Valley Railfest will feature train rides, arts and crafts, displays and food vendors, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Central Park in Fillmore. Call (800) 773-8724. Reptile Festival will feature reptile and amphibian displays, games, crafts and contests, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Tesoro Adobe Historic Park is open to the public, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Saturday with guided tours of the Harry Carey/Farmer John Ranch House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (661) 702-8953. Zonta Club will host its annual Status of Women celebration brunch, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Valencia Country Club, 27330 Tourney Road, Valencia. Tickets: $30. Call (661) 296-4401. Family Nature Walk, 11 a.m.-noon, and an animal presentation, 1-2 p.m., every Saturday at Placerita Canyon Park and Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Auction Dinner Dance to benefit Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, 5:20 p.m. Saturday at the Deukmejian Grand Ballroom in Mission Hills. Tickets: $65. Call Pat Olesh at (661) 251-0959. Grateful Dudes perform bluegrass music, 7:30-10:30 p.m. every Saturday at Vincenzo’s, 24504 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. Ranger-led nature hike, 11 a.m. the second, third and fourth Sundays of each month at Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 W. Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce. Call (661) 268-0840. Spaghetti Dinner to honor St. Joseph Day, 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 23233 Lyons Ave., Newhall. The spaghetti is free and meatballs, sausage and desserts will be available for a small donation. Proceeds benefit the church’s community projects. Call Marianne Douglas at (661) 250-1030. St. Francis Dam tour will include a historical lecture and bus tour of the dam site, 1-3 p.m. Sunday departing from the SCV Historical Society in Heritage Junction, 24101 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Cost: $35. Call (661) 254-1275. To submit an event for the Things To Do calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355. 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

Neymar hobbles out of Brazil training session

first_imgNeymar missed Brazil’s training session on Monday after appearing to nurse an injury knock sustained during their disappointing 1-1 draw against Switzerland.Team-mates of Brazil’s talisman Paulinho and Thiago Silva also reportedly stayed at the hotel gym while the rest of the squad took part in full training. 2 The PSG forward played the full 90 minutes but took a number of hits in the game, with Valon Behrami receiving a yellow card for his treatment of Neymar. Neymar is comforted by the Brazil team physio during Monday’s training session Neymar, 22, was fouled ten times in what was a frustrating opening game for the World Cup favourites.Philippe Coutinho gave the five-time winners the lead in the first-half but Steven Zuber levelled the game.Brazil head coach admitted the world’s most expensive player was “not 100 per cent” before the match, having both fractured his metatarsal and sprained his ankle in February.center_img 2 Switzerland were very physical with Neymar Brazil will be looking to get their Russia campaign back on track when they face Costa Rica in their second Group E game on Friday – a game you can listen to live on talkSPORT 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

LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES

first_imgYou can send your local news to info@donegaldaily.com. All submissions welcomed.ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS LOCAL NOTESThe St.Johnston and Carrigans Social Services bus outing will be on Saturday June 23rd leaving Carrigans at 12pm and St.Johnston at 12.15pm. If you wish to go, please leave your name in the Resource Centre or ring Sarah on 087-7489181 before Friday 15th June. Karate Classes: Starting on Thursday 5th April from 6 to 7pm. To suit all ages.€5 per session. At the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St.Johnston. Tel: 00447729732691 for more information.The History Links Project is currently looking for new participants for the St.Johnston, Newtown and Burt group. The group currently meets in Monreagh Heritage Centre on Wednesday at 7.30pm. The group is newly formed and welcomes anyone from the wider area with an interest in local history. Over the coming months there will be trips away and meetings with groups from other areas. Come along and give it a go and get to know more about your area. For more information call Stephen McNamee or Kathleen Bonner at the History Links Projects on 0749141958.Fundraising Table Quiz: The table, Saturday 14th April. Starting at 8.30 pm sharp.Teams of 4, €20 per team. Spot Prizes. Bring your own drinks and nibbles. Tea and coffee available.At the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre.For Information call: 074 91 48551.Training for Taxi Drivers: Are you a taxi driver or thinking about setting up a hackney business. St Johnston & Carrigans are offering training and support for drivers to take the Small Public Service Vehicle test. This training will provide the learner with up to date information, legislation, basic rules and regulations required to operate in the Small Public Service Vehicle industry and the area knowledge, routes and fares test. For more information contact: 074 91 48551. Regional Employment Outreach: The Regional Employment Outreach Service can help long term unemployed to get back into fulltime employment, identify training opportunities, prepare CV and fill out application forms and much more. So if you wish to avail of the service: The Outreach Officer will be in attendance in the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, St.Johnston on Wednesday 4th April 2012 from 11am to 1pm. No appointment necessary. For further information contact Helen or Mary on: 074 9128010.This service is supported by DLDC and ICTU and is totally confidential.Upcoming Courses:Dress making for beginners.Occupational First Aid.For more information contact the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre on 074 91 48551.Whist Drive: A Whist Drive will be held on Monday 30th April 2012, starting at 8pm sharp. €5 per person, a light supper will be served.Youth Club at the Drop in Centre, Main St., St.Johnston.Wednesday 5th & 6Th Class 6pm – 7.30pmThursday 1st & 2nd Year 6.30 – 8pmThursday 3rd Year & over 8pm – 9.30pmFriday 1st yr & over 6pm – 10pmGuitar Lessons: Every Tuesday in the drop-in centre, €30 per person for 8 lessons. Beginners from, 4pm to 5pm and improvers from 5pm to 7pm. For further information contact the Resource Centre on 9148551.Walk & Talk Group: We meet at the drop-in centre, main street, St Johnston at 7.15pm every Tuesday. Each week we go to different destination which is agreed a week in advance (transport provided or we car share). Why not come and join us and get yourself fit for summer 2012!Irish Dancing classes for fun or for competition age 3 yrs upwards. Fully qualified and experienced teacher with over 20 years experience having trained Ulster, All Ireland and World Champions. On every Tuesday from 3.30pm to 4.30pm, in the St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Ann’s Boxercise Class: Tuesday evening 5.45-6.45pm, Thursday evening 7.30-8.30pm and Friday mornings from 10.00am to 11.00pm. Boxercise is a fantastic all over body workout, which burns between 400-950 calories in 1hr sessions. Classes are always good fun and very addictive! Excellent for increasing fitness levels in weight loss, toning, building stamina and for stress release. Female and is fully qualified as an instructor. Just bring water and mat or big towel.Cost €5. For more information call 086 3238437.Forever Crafts: The Forever Crafts, at the St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every Tuesday from 1pm to 3pm. New members are always welcome.Parent Toddler Group: This group runs every Wednesday from 10am – 12pm in the old playgroup building, at Church Lane, St. Johnston. This group provides a relaxed setting for young children to meet socialise and play with their own age group and for mums/dads/grandparents or carers to have a cuppa and a chat. We look forward to seeing you there.Lunch Club: Are you fifty or over? Are you at a loose end? Would you like to meet and socialise with people of your own age group for lunch, a chat, a bit of craic, enjoy occasional outings, theatre trips, social events, meeting new people and an annual holiday. If you are interested, join us at the Lunch Club in St.Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre every second Wednesday from 11am-1.30pm. The next Lunch Club will be held on 11th April 2012. New members always welcome! Transport can be provided. For more information contact Teresa McDermott or any of the centre staff at 074 9148551.Jiving Class: Jiving classes have started at the St. Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre, every Wednesday from 8.30pm to 10.00pm. Everybody from beginners to experienced is welcome. Cost €5 per Adult. Pilates: Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm.Line Dancing: Every Thursday from 9pm to 10pm.Counselling: Do you experience feelings of anxiety, depression or loneliness due to bereavement, relationships or isolation? Would you simply like someone to talk to about any problem in your life that distresses you? St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre offer a free and professional and confidential and safe counselling service for men and women. For more information call Niki Cross in complete confidence at 087 0569124.Laggan Historical Society: On Thursdays from 10 am—12.30pm, Ulster Scott’s Heritage Centre, Monreagh, Carrigans. Are you interested in Local Knowledge to share? A new informal History group, that’s open to all.Meet like minded folk, listen to guest speakers, and take a field trip somewhere interesting. For more information call: 074 91 40708.Clothes Bank: There is a Clothes Bank at the Family Resource Centre to help raise funds for the Centre. Please donate: Clothes, Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Shoes, and Curtains. Your donations will be much appreciated. The bank can be found at the back of the Centre and is a purple colour. Sorry we cannot accept items such as carpets, ornaments, mats, glass and paper.Swap and drop your old books and magazines: There is a table of free books near the reception area in St Johnston and Carrigans Family Resource Centre. Please feel free to take a book.Stamps: If you have any used stamps, please cut them out by cutting the envelope and leaving some of the envelope around them. Bring them down to Maureen McLaughlin at the St.Johnston Post Office. These stamps will be used to fund charitable projects. Thank you.Battery Recycling: St.Johnston & Carrigans Family Resource Centre is now accepting your small waste dry batteries! Please dispose of batteries properly!LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: April 4th, 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:LOCAL NEWS: ST JOHNSTON & CARRIGANS COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

Bulldog Top 10 of 2016-17: No. 8 — Darrin MacLeod of Men’s Soccer Leaves Mark, Signs Professional Contract with Swope Park

first_img No. 10 – Football Finishes the 2016 Season Strong “I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to play for Swope Park Rangers and be a part of the Sporting KC organization,” MacLeod said in a release to announce his professional career. “During my time at Drake I was able to witness first-hand how the club operates and was impressed with its high standards and pursuit of championships. I can’t wait to help bring this team back to the USL Cup Final and continue to grow as a player with such a great club.” MacLeod’s soccer career will continue as he signed a professional contract with the Swope Park Rangers of the United States Soccer League on February 22.Congratulations @darrinmacleod on signing pro contract with @SwopeRangers!?? https://t.co/0uY0qP4KCK pic.twitter.com/T1u293rsxz— Drake Men’s Soccer (@DrakeMensSoccer) February 22, 2017 No. 9 – Men’s Basketball Defeats Missouri State The No. 8 moment of the 2016-17 season comes from former goalkeeper for the Drake men’s soccer team, Darrin MacLeod, who concluded his standout career in 2016 as the all-time leader in several goalkeeper statistical categories. MacLeod finished his career as the all-time leader in games (76), minutes (6940:22), saves (308), shutouts (19) and wins (33). In addition to his success on the field, MacLeod earned All-MVC and All-MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention accolades in 2016. The 2016-17 season featured many thrilling moments and accomplishments for Drake athletics. From conference titles, outstanding team and individual accomplishments, postseason appearances and significant regular season victories, the Bulldogs had plenty to celebrate as they look forward to the upcoming season. Before embarking on 2017-18, www.GoDrakeBulldogs.com will take a look back at the top 10 moments of the 2016-17 throughout the months of June and July. Story Links MacLeod is the second former Drake men’s soccer standout to sign a professional contract with a USL team in the past two seasons. Alec Bartlett (2012-15), a defender, signed with Charlotte prior to the 2016 season. Check back on July 6 as the No. 7 moment of 2016-17 is unveiled. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more