Kerron Clement, the two-time World champion who beat Dutch at the US Trials, clicked to his best race in years to win in 47.73 seconds. A Kenyan record of 47.78 gave Boniface Tumuti the silver. Yasmani Coppello of Turkey edged Thomas Barr of Ireland, the 2015 World University Games champion, 47.92 to 47.99, in the race for the bronze. Whyte peaked at the right time, but found himself surrounded by others who had obviously read the same script. This Racers Track Club athlete is a late bloomer who, at 29, might be a medal candidate at the World Championships next year in London. The same goes for triple jumper Kimberly Williams, who bounced into her second Olympic final, and Olympic newcomers Christania Williams and Stephenie-Ann McPherson. The latter pair competed in the 100m and 400-metre finals, respectively. It seems like it was just yesterday when Christania zoomed to the second fastest 100-metre dash in Girls’ Championship history, a 2014 winner of 11.19 seconds for Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School. In just two years, the University of Technology student has mastered the 11-second barrier. Her future seems bright. Nothing is certain. In 2011, she was third in the Carifta Games Under-20 100-metre final. Ahead of her were Anthonique Strachan of the Bahamas and Michelle-Lee Ahye of Trinidad and Tobago. Injury ushered Strachan out to the Bahamian Olympic 4x400m, while Ahye was an impressive finalist in the 100m in Rio. All things being equal, Ristananna Tracey, Leah Nugent and Janieve Russell will be on the same growth pathway in the future too. Like those detailed above, they all were in their first Olympic Games and made history by giving Jamaica a trio of 400-metre hurdles finalists for the first time. Like Whyte, Tracey and Nugent set personal bests in the 400-metre hurdles final. Spare a thought for 2015 World shot put bronze medal winner, O’Dayne Richards. The burly national record holder fought his way past injury and leg surgery to again take his place in a global final. Had he been 100 per cent, a medal would have been within his strong grasp. In an environment where only medals matter, these performances will appear to be disappointments. Nothing could be further from the truth. Youth, even for Whyte, is on the side of this group of distinguished athletes. While the future offers no guarantees, continued smart work could well open the door to the medal stand as early as next year in London. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980. BEST RACE IN YEARS In major championships, like the recently concluded Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, medals matter. Jamaica can be justly proud of its haul of six gold, three silver and two bronze medals. It would be a mistake to focus only on those who won medals. Annsert Whyte arrived in Rio as national 400-metre hurdles champion with a two-year-old personal best of 48.58 seconds. Peaking perfectly for the biggest meet of his life, the former Clan Carthy High School 400-metre finalist went faster in every round and clocked 48.07 seconds in the final. Among Jamaicans, only Winthrop Graham, Danny McFarlane, Kemel Thompson and Isa Phillips have ever been quicker. Whyte’s new personal best is faster than the time that sat atop the 2016 performance list before the Olympics began. That was 48.10 seconds by American Johnny Dutch at the Jamaica Invitational. Dutch didn’t reach Rio as he was the victim of a shocking last hurdle fade-out at the US Olympic Trials.
The Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC) is presently working on an initiative to host a Youth Business Forum in Linden, as a means of assisting young people from the community in creating jobs for themselves. The forum is expected to be held over a two-day period sometime in November and is set to include interactive sessions with business entities.This will be the second such initiative that the Council has collaborated on in recent months, as a means of equipping youths with skills necessary in order to earn a living.Regional Chairman Renis Morian said he realised that there are a number of people in the community who have completed various levels of education who find it difficult to secure jobs, hence the need to conduct such an initiative.“We’ve recognised that (there are) a number of young people coming out of University looking for jobs, and if those people understand the opportunities that they have with doing their own job…at this forum too, we would want to have banks represented, NIS, GRA, so youRegional Chairman Renis Moriancould help young people…say look, ‘you want to start a business?’ Here is the opportunity, this is what you have to do,” he said.While unemployed youths are targeted, Morian said those who wish to attend must possess a certain level of academic qualification. The forum will be a collaborative effort between the RDC and civil society. The Region is said to be one with a high level of unemployment, prevalent more so among youths.Just recently, the RDC collaborated with civil society to launch a youth Work Readiness programme which saw numerous youths being attached to various entities to acquire work readiness skills.Speaking on the issue of unemployment recently, Regional Member of Parliament Jermaine Figueira said that while youth unemployment is not a new phenomenon under the present Government, the challenges have been recognised and steps are being taken to remedy the situation.
Of more than 13,000 candidates who sat this year’s University of Liberia (UL) placement and entrance examination, only 15 passed, this newspaper has learnt. A renowned economist, Mr. Sam P. Jackson, who made the startling revelation over the weekend said, this is another disastrous indication of the country’s poor educational system.This is a repeat of the same results recorded from the 2013 UL placement and entrance exams in which none of the over 25,000 candidates made a successful pass. This massive failure sent shock waves across the globe.Mr. Jackson’s disclosure of the appalling exam results was contained in a paper he presented at a just ended two-day forum on economic recovery from the Impact of the Ebola Epidemic.The theme of the forum organized by Consortium of Concerned Businesses in Liberia was “Strengthening Trade and Commerce for Post-Ebola Liberia.”UL president, Dr. Emmet A. Dennis, confirmed the exam results when he told the forum that the testing committee had completed the marking of papers with results confirming officially that “only 15 out of 13,000 students that sat the exams successfully passed.” “The testing committee and the faculty senate will look at the results and make recommendations”, Dr. Dennis had said in a recent interview. Mr. Jackson said In order to create an educated and a trained work force, there was a need for the government to spend substantially more on education with the goal of improving academic attainment and financing vocational and technical programs.What is sad is that admission to the state-run University is exposing the weak educational system with high school graduates desirous of enrolling at the university failing massively in the two recently administered entrance and placement exams. He spoke on the topic, “The State of Liberia’s economy before the Ebola Disaster, Impact on GOL’s Capacity to Deliver on National Development Agenda and National Budgetary Realignment.” In his paper, Mr. Jackson stressed the need for realigning the national budget to respond efficiently to short-term/emergency priorities, including support to critical sectors and domestic enterprises.In several interviews with teachers and students across town over the weekend shortly after the exam results broke, a home teacher, Julius Tawo Howison, said the results coming from the university were troubling and needed to be properly examined by the government before it is brought to the attention of the public.Another teacher, Larry Johnson called for the re-examination of the standard of the university and the high school curriculum, noting; “we have to look at the standard the university is using to fail those candidates and the UL’s motive. If they do not want students to attend the university due to overcrowding, let them say so. They should not discredit the country’s entire education system.” For candidate Grace George, the results seemed like a dream, because according to her, “I know what I wrote as my test answers so I did not expect to fail.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
CONTINUING EVENTS TODAY The Stargazer Oriental Restaurant & Bar hosts a business networking mixer at 5 p.m., 6501 Fallbrook Ave. West Hills. (818) 704-6633. Temple City Toastmasters meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of each month at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue St., Temple City. Call (626) 444-1482. Pre-Paid Legal Services will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Call (818) 781-1111. SEMINARS TODAY Sandra Tupurins ST Mortgage Lending Inc. holds “The Successful Road to Home Buying,” 5:45 p.m. at Glendale Public Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale. (626) 395-9620, Ext. 105. WEDNESDAY The city of Burbank’s Community Development Department Team Business Program will hold a seminar titled “Building Excellent Sales Skills,” 6:30 p.m. at the Police Community Room, 200 North Third St., Burbank. Call (818) 238-5198. The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of each month at Canoga Park Bowl, Canoga Park. (818) 348-6908. The Toluca Lake Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Mondays of each month at Paty’s Restaurant, 10001 Riverside Drive, Toluca Lake. TUESDAY The YMCA’s Coed Service Club meets at 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at various restaurants. For more information, call (818) 841-0387. California Entrepreneur Women meets at 6 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at Carrows Restaurant, 18355 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana. Call (818) 996-4226.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School, 6844 Oakdale Ave, Canoga Park; (818) 883-2428. Grades K-12. Bellarmine-Jefferson High, 465 E. Olive Ave., Burbank; (818) 972-1403. Grades 9-12. Bethel Lutheran School, 17500 Burbank Blvd., Encino; (818) 788-2653. Grade K. Bishop Alemany High, 11111 N. Alemany Drive, Mission Hills; (818) 365-3925. Grades 9-12. Calvary Baptist Christian School, 12928 Vaughn St., San Fernando; (818) 899-8206. Grades K-12. Calmont School, 1717 Old Topanga Canyon Road, Topanga; (310) 455-3725. Grades K-8. Canoga Park Lutheran School, 7357 Jordan Ave., Canoga Park; (818) 348-5714. Grades K-8. Chaminade Middle School, 19800 Devonshire St., Chatsworth; (818) 363-8127. Grades 6-8. Chaminade College Preparatory High School, 7500 Chaminade Ave., West Hills; (818) 347-8300. Grades 9-12. Chatsworth Hills Academy, 21523 Rinaldi St., Chatsworth; 998-4037. Grades K-8. Crespi Carmelite High, 5031 Alonzo Ave., Encino; (818) 345-1672. Grades 9-12. Crestview Preparatory, 140 Foothill Blvd., La Ca?ada Flintridge; (818) 952-0925. Grades K-6. Egremont School, 19850 Devonshire St., Chatsworth; (818) 363-7803. Grades K-8. Emek Hebrew Academy, 15365 Magnolia Blvd., Sherman Oaks; (818) 783-3663. Grades K-8. Faith Baptist, 7644 Farralone Ave., Canoga Park; (818) 340-6131. Grades K-12. First Lutheran High, 13361 Glenoaks Blvd., Sylmar; (818) 362-9223. Grades 7-12. First Presbyterian Church Weekday School, 10400 Zelzah Ave., Northridge; (818) 368-7254. Grades K-5. Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 440 St. Katherine Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge; (626) 685-8300. Grades 9-12. Foothill Christian Academy, 13550 Herron St., Sylmar; (818) 367-8164. Grades K-6. Glendale Adventist Academy, 700 Kimlin Drive, Glendale; (818) 244-8671. Grades K-12. Grace Community School, 13248 Roscoe Blvd., Sun Valley; (818) 909-5611. Grades K-9. Guardian Angel Elementary, 10919 Norris Ave., Pacoima; (818) 896-1113. Grades K-8. Harvard-Westlake High, 3700 Coldwater Canyon Ave., North Hollywood; (818) 980-6692. Grades 10-12. Heart of the Valley Christian School, 18644 Sherman Way, Reseda; (818) 881-9828. Grades K-6. Abraham Joshua Heschel Day, 17701 Devonshire St., Northridge; (818) 368-5781. Grades K-8. Highland Hall, 17100 Superior St., Northridge; (818) 349-1394. Grades K-12. Hillcrest Christian, 17531 Rinaldi St., Granada Hills; (818) 368-7071. Grades K-12. Holy Family Girls High, 400 E. Lomita Ave., Glendale; (818) 241-3178. Grades 9-12. Holy Martyrs Armenian Elementary, 16617 Parthenia Ave., North Hills; (818) 892-7991. Grades K-5. Kadmina Hebrew Academy, 7011 Shoup Ave., West Hills; (818) 346-0849. Grades K-8. Los Angeles Baptist High, 9825 Woodley Ave., North Hills; (818) 894-5742. Grades 7-12. Los Angeles Lutheran High, 13570 Eldridge Ave., Sylmar; (818) 362-5861. Grades 7-12. Louisville High, 22300 Mulholland Drive, Woodland Hills; (818) 346-8812. Grades 9-12. Mekhitarist Armenian School, 6470 Foothill Blvd., Tujunga; (818) 353-3003. Grades K-9. Montclair College Preparatory, 8071 Sepulveda Blvd., Van Nuys; (818) 787-5290. Grades 6-12. Notre Dame High, 13645 Riverside Drive, Sherman Oaks; (818) 501-2300. Grades 9-12. Oakwood Elementary, 11230 Moorpark St., North Hollywood; (818) 752-4444. Grades K-6. Oakwood Secondary, 11600 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood; (818) 752-4400. Grades 7-12. Our Savior’s First Lutheran Church and School, 16603 San Fernando Mission Blvd., Granada Hills; (818) 368-0892. Grades K-6. Panorama Baptist Elementary, 8755 Woodman Ave., Arleta; (818) 892-8700. Grades K-6. Pinecrest School, 17081 Devonshire St., Northridge; (818) 368-7241. Grades K-6. Pinecrest School, 5975 Shoup Ave., Woodland Hills; (818) 348-4314. Grades K-8. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran School, 23838 Kittridge St., West Hills; (818) 347-6784. Grades K-6. Sierra Canyon, 11052 Independence Ave., Chatsworth; (818) 882-8121. Grades K-8. St. Bernardine of Siena Elementary, 6061 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills; (818) 340-2130. Grades K-8. St. Catherine of Siena, 18125 Sherman Way, Reseda; (818) 343-9880. Grades K-8. St. Ferdinand School, 1012 Coronel St., San Fernando; (818) 361-3264. Grades K-8. St. Finbar Elementary School, 2120 W. Olive Ave., Burbank; (818) 848-0191. Grades K-8. St. Genevieve Elementary, 14024 Community St., Panorama City; (818) 892-3802. Grades K-8. St. Genevieve High, 13967 Roscoe Blvd., Panorama City; (818) 894-6417. Grades 9-12. Sunland Christian, 10489 Sunland Blvd., Sunland; (818) 951-9652. Grades K-12. Trinity Christian, 10314 Oro Vista Ave., Sunland; (818) 352-7980. Grades K-8. Valley Beth Shalom Day School, 15739 Ventura Blvd., Encino; (818) 788-2199. Grades K-6. Valley Presbyterian Elementary, 9240 Haskell Ave., North Hills; (818) 894-3674. Grades K-6. Viewpoint School, 23620 Mulholland Highway, Calabasas; (818) 591-9153. Grades K-12. Village Christian, 8930 Village Ave., Sun Valley; (818) 767-8382. Grades K-12. West Valley Christian School, 22450 Sherman Way, West Hills; (818) 884-4710. Grades K-12. Woodcrest, 6043 Tampa Ave., Tarzana; (818) 345-3002. Grades K-5. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
0Shares0000Kevin Durant scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors shrugged off their injury crisis to overpower the resurgent Los Angeles Lakers © GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP/File / EZRA SHAWLOS ANGELES, United States, Mar 15 – Kevin Durant scored 26 points as the Golden State Warriors shrugged off their injury crisis to overpower the resurgent Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday.NBA Finals MVP Durant also contributed five rebounds and six assists as a Warriors side missing Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green completed a 117-106 win in Oakland. The Lakers had gone toe-to-toe with the Warriors during an entertaining first half, holding the NBA champions at 55-55 at the break.But a lapse in concentration midway through the third quarter saw the Warriors produce a 12-0 run, giving them a 70-59 lead which ultimately proved decisive.The Warriors improved to 52-16 in the Western Conference, one win back from leaders Houston (53-14). The Lakers, who are outside of the playoff places, fell to 31-37.With Curry, Green and Thompson all missing, Durant shouldered the offensive burden for the Warriors, with support from Nick Young (18 points) and Zaza Pachulia, who had 10 points and 12 rebounds.The Lakers scoring was led by Julius Randle with 22 points, while Brook Lopez and Isaiah Thomas both had 20 apiece.– Wizards jolt Celtics –Elsewhere on Wednesday, the Washington Wizards fought back from a 20-point deficit to jolt the injury-hit Boston Celtics with a 125-124 victory in double overtime.A Jodie Meeks three-pointer with two seconds remaining tied it for the Wizards at 106-106 to send the game into the first period of overtime after the Celtics appeared to have done enough for the win.Boston rookie Jayson Tatum then blew a chance to win it for the Celtics in the first period of overtime, the 20-year-old levelling the score at 115-115 with a two-point layup but then missing a free throw that would have sealed a win.Instead, Washington pulled away to open a six-point lead in overtime that saw them improve to 39-30 in the Eastern Conference standings.The second-placed Celtics, who are battling through a slew of injuries that has deprived them of Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Daniel Theis, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford, fell to 46-22 with the defeat.The Celtics remain four games adrift of the first place Toronto Raptors, who are on course for the top seeding and home court advantage through the playoffs.Bradley Beal led the way for the Wizards at Boston’s TD Garden on Wednesday, scoring 34 points with seven rebounds and nine assists.Markieff Morris had 20 points while Otto Porter Jr. had 18 points. Ian Mahinmi added 14 from the bench.Boston’s scoring was led by Marcus Morris with 31 points, Terry Rozier adding 21 and Tatum 19.In other games Wednesday, the Orlando Magic pulled off an upset against the playoff-chasing Milwaukee Bucks with a 126-117 victory.Orlando’s Jonathon Simmons scored a career-high 35 points as the Magic improved to 21-48. The Bucks fell to 36-32 with the defeat.Simmons was ably supported by point guard D.J. Augustin, who had 32 points along with four assists and three rebounds.Montenegrin centre Nikola Vucevic also proved influential, scoring 22 points while finishing with nine assists and nine rebounds.The Bucks meanwhile leaned heavily on the brilliance of Greek star Giannis Antetokounmpo, who led the scoring with 38 points. Antetokounmpo also led his team with rebounds (10) while adding seven assists.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The Irish Wedding Awards took place last night and the best of the best 2017 Award Winners were revealed at the stunning lavish black tie event held at the Crown Plaza Hotel Dublin.The country’s finest wedding businesses and services gathered at the prestigious event to celebrate the winners of Ireland’s 1st annual wedding awards with hundreds of entries.Top Donegal business flew the flag for the North West and secured the following list of prestigious awards for the county… The Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa (Select Hotels) – Awarded Border Wedding Venue Of The Year 2017McElhinneys Bridal Rooms – Awarded Borders Wedding Boutique of the Year 2017Eventful – Awarded Stationery Supplier of the Year 2017G&G – Awarded Borders Hair & Makeup Salon of the Year 2017 There was widespread celebration and thanks from all Donegal businesses last night after the awards.A spokesperson from the Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa said: “The annual Wedding Awards are a great opportunity for business that excel. A huge thank you to all involved, both nominees and winners alike, are delighted and proud that their dedication and hard work has been acknowledged by couples all over the country.“As Valentine’s Day is just around the corner you might consider popping the question, if so be sure to arrange a consultation with one of the dedicated wedding planners at the multi-award winning Silver Tassie Hotel & Spa, a member of Select Hotels of Ireland, the Silver Tassie are proud to work with the listed award winning suppliers to make your dream day a reality.”Silver TassieMcElhinneys Bridal Rooms took to Facebook to thank all their loyal customers: “Over the moon to announce that we have been awarded Wedding Boutique of the Year at this years The Irish Wedding Awards. Thank you to everyone for your continued support.”G>he team at G&G Letterkenny were ecstatic with their win: “We did it we won “Hair & Makeup salon of the year 2017” at the The Irish Wedding Awards 2017. We can’t believe it, huge thank you to all our previous 213 amazing brides who have entrusted in us and to those who voted for G&G, we are absolutely over the moon.” EventfulEventful, a personalised wedding stationery and design service based in Ramelton were equalling overjoyed with their award: “We are absolutely honoured to have won stationery supplier the year 2017 thanks to everyone who voted and supported us we are so happy,” they said.Donegal pride at the Irish Wedding Awards was last modified: February 13th, 2017 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)Tags:eventfulG&GMcElhinney’s Bridal RoomsSilver Tassie Hotelwedding awards
Dunfanaghy Golf Club Notes:Open Week: Wednesday 18th saw the start of our Annual Open Week and despite the unpredictable Donegal weather, we have had a great turnout. Our Competitions were as follows:– Wednesday 18th, Open Stableford sponsored by Heineken– Thursday 19th, Ladies Open, sponsored by John & Cheryl Chambers,– Friday 20th, Open Stableford, sponsored by Muckish Sand & Gravel, – Saturday 21st, Open 4BBB Stroke, followed by a Ladies 14 Hole Open, sponsored by Fergus Mullen,– Sunday 22nd, Gents Open Single Stroke, sponsored by Tennents,– Monday 23rd, Open 3BBB (any combination), sponsored by Eugene Magee,– Tuesday 24th, Ladies Open Single Stroke, sponsored by Donegal Sports.The Competitions for the rest of the Open Week are as follows:– Wednesday 25th, Gents Open Single Stableford, sponsored by Donegal Sports, – Thursday 26th, Open Scotch Mixed Foursomes Stroke, sponsored by Flynn’s Pharmacy,– Friday 27th, Gents Open 4BBB, sponsored by Roses Bar & Roarty Development,– Saturday 28th, Gents Open Single Stroke followed by Ladies 14 Hole Open from 4.30, sponsored by Sigma Wireless.Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generosity. Your support is gratefully appreciated. Dunfanaghy Golf Club Summer Draw:Win a trip for 2 to a Premiership Match, tickets €10 each. For more information, contact a member of staff or a Committee Member.Caravanners Classic:Our Annual Caravanners Classic is scheduled to take place on Saturday 18th August. For more information, please contact the Club on 074 91 36335While our website is under construction, you can follow us on www.facebook.com/DunfanaghyGolfClubCompetition: Heineken Open Gents Singles StablefordDate: 18-Jul-12Name Score1st: Gary Wright 41 pts. BOT2nd: John McNulty 41 pts.Gross: Shane Greer 31 pts.3rd: David Patterson 40 pts.1st 9: Sean Duffy Jnr 23 pts.2nd 9: Tim Ryan 20 pts.CSS: 38 pts.Competition: Muckish S&G Gents Singles StablefordDate: 20-Jul-12Name Score1st: Sean Duffy Jnr 43 pts. BOT2nd: Conar J Moore 43 pts.Gross: Shane Greer 31 pts. BOT3rd: Shaun Cannon 41 pts. BOTVisitor: James Fox 40 pts.1st 9: Bobby Carey 25 pts.2nd 9: John Joe McGeever 21 pts. BOTCSS: 37 pts.21/07/2012Competition: Fergus Mullen Open 4 BBB Stroke1st Michael Cannon/Shaun Cannon 60 bot2nd Cathal McMonagle/D McColgan 60 botGross D Bogues/William McCallion 693rd Mark McHugh/Patrick Duffy 60n.c.Competition: Tennents Gents Open StrokeDate: 22-Jul-12Name Score1st: Rory O’Hare 652nd: Patrick McFadden 66Gross: James McLaughlin 763rd: Patsy McVicar 68Visitor: James Sandilands 701st 9: Dominic Bogues 30.52nd 9: Paul Gallagher 33.5CSS: 70GOLF: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS was last modified: July 24th, 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:GOLF: DUNFANAGHY GOLF CLUB NEWS
Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Germany legend Philipp Lahm was an ambassador of their bid to host Euro 2024. MONEY Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack ADVICE impact silverware RANKED 2 Latest Football News Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade But while Germany’s hotel stock, stadiums and transport infrastructure are all in place and of high quality, Turkey’s bid was marked down for needing to upgrade airports, railways, roads and stadiums, particularly at a time when their economy is struggling.The country’s poor human-rights record was also flagged up by a UEFA evaluation report.With German federation president Reinhard Grindel and the Turkish federation’s vice-chairman Servet Yardimci ineligible to vote and Denmark’s Lars-Christer Olsson unwell, the decision was made by the 17 remaining members of the UEFA ExCo. Three-time winners of the competition, Germany hosted the event in 1988 and have also staged the 1974 and 2006 World Cups.Berlin’s Olympic Stadium will host the final of the 24-team competition, with a total of 51 games scheduled for up to 32 days in June and July.The nine other cities that will be used for games are Cologne, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Gelsenkirchen, Hamburg, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart.This is Turkey’s fourth defeat in the last five Euro bidding races and they had been hoping to mark the republic’s 100th anniversary in 2024 by staging their first major international football tournament. Germany have been announced as the hosts of the 2024 European Championship.UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin revealed the decision on Thursday afternoon as they beat Turkey to the honour in a vote by UEFA’s executive committee in Nyon. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Speaking at the announcement ceremony, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin said: “They were very strong bids from two big footballing countries but unfortunately only one could win.“The procedure was transparent and the vote was democratic and I believe every democratic decision is the right one. I can only say I’m looking forward to going to the tournament in 2024.”Grindel and Germany’s bid ambassador Philipp Lahm made short speeches in German thanking the ExCo for their support and promising to deliver a memorable 17th edition of the tournament. huge blow Germany will host the 2024 European Championship, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has announced. 2 REVEALED Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury REVEALED Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move no dice England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won
Donegal death notices for today, Tuesday, March 20.Philomena (Phil) DAWSONThe death has occurred at Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin of Philomena (Phil) Dawson, retired State Laboratory, Dublin, 37, The Paddocks, Hybreasal Court, South Circular Rd. Dublin 8, formerly 33, Ard O’Donnell, Letterkenny, predeceased by her parents Jack and Agnes (née Moles) and brothers John and Paidin, deeply regretted by her family, brothers Mark and Paschal (England), sister Mary, Errigal Rd. Letterkenny, sister-in-law Bobby (England), nieces Nicola, Pippa and Antonia (England), extended family, cousins, relatives and friends. Philomena’s remains will be received to St. Eunan’s Cathedral, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal at 5 pm on Thursday 22nd March, reposing overnight for 10 am Requiem Mass on Friday 23rd. March. Funeral and interment afterwards in the family plot in Conwal Cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Our Lady’s Hospice, Harold’s Cross, Dublin c/o Paschal Blake, Funeral Director, Stoney Arch, New Line Road, Letterkenny.Gilbert BURNSThe death has occurred at Killybegs Community Hospital of Gilbert Burns, Gortnasillagh, Glenties and formerly Belfast.His remains will repose from 5pm until 7pm on Tuesday evening 20th March at Shovelin’s Funeral Home, Sandfield, Ardara. Removal from there on Wednesday morning the 21st March to the Methodist Church, Ardara for service at 11am, followed by burial at the Church of Ireland Cemetery, Glenties. Enquiries to James McGuinness & Sons Funeral Directors, Glenties. Elizabeth GRANT (née Duncan)The death has occurred of Elizabeth Grant (Libby) (nee Duncan) of 42 Lisnenan Court, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal and formerly New Houses, Carrigans, Co.Donegal. Libby will be sadly missed by her husband Shane, sons Shane Jr, Oran and Jack and also by her mother Florence (Carrigans), brothers Richard (Killygordan), Aaron, Dean and sister Sandra (Carrigans). Also by her nieces and nephews and extended family. Predeceased by her father James and sister Amanda.Libby will repose at her residence from 6 o’clock today Tuesday until Thursday. Service of Thanksgiving in Monreagh Presbyterian Church, Carrigans on Thursday 22nd of March at 4pm with interment afterwards in adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only, donations, if desired, to Oncology Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital care of any family member. Enquiries to Marleys Funeral Home, Drumany, Letterkenny. Family time from 11pm to 10 am each night and morning of the funeral.Mary DOHERTYThe death has occurred of Mary Doherty, Glack, Carndonagh, Donegal / Clonmany, Donegal.Formerly McColgan Cuill, Isle of Doagh, Clonmany. Removal from her late residence, today, Tuesday, at 10.15am. Funeral Mass at 11am in the Sacred Heart Church, Carndonagh followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Madge CRERANDThe death has occurred of Madge Crerand, Drumherrive, Ramelton, Donegal.Funeral Mass today, Tuesday, at 11am in St Peter’s Church, Milford followed by burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery. Family time from 11pm to 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Donegal Hospice and the Irish Heart Foundation.Mary MCLAUGHLINThe death has occurred of Mary McLaughlin, Lower Leaherdan, Rathmullan, Donegal. Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am in St. Catherine’s Church, Oughterlin followed by burial immediately afterwards in Rathmullan Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Intensive Care Unit, Letterkenny University Hospital.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: March 20th, 2018 by Staff WriterShare 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:obituaries