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0Shares0000Sports PS Kirimi Kaberia chats with Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne at the Kasarani Stadium on October 12, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya Oct 12 – Sports Principal Secretary Kirimi Kaberia says the government aims to realize talents in specific regions as it embarks on constructing sports academies in each of the 290 constituencies.He told the National Assembly Committee on Implementation that the Ministry has commissioned a needs analysis report which is expected to completed by the end of the year to determine the practicability of some constituencies to host the talent nurturing facility. “When we were discussing with some of the leadership in Garissa and Mandera, they were saying it would make a better sense to have a Carmel derby, but you can’t have a Carmel derby in Kakamega. In Kakamega we are going to concentrate more on football, rugby and other related disciplines. In certain other areas we want to try and focus a little more on academies that are pushing athletics. So as you can see we are trying to match local activity to the development of the centres, “the PS explained.This is after legislators in June approved a motion by Nominated MP Godfrey Osotsi to establish sports academies in every constituency, raising the number from the 10 regional ones the Ministry had initially proposed.-Standard CurriculumThe Sports PS added the study will also focus on formulating a standard curriculum to be used by professional coaches for various sports disciplines.The academies will be backed up by other types of service provision to the academies and this will be in collaboration with universities and other referral centres which have been identified as training centres for therapists, chiropractors and people who take care of the sportsmen or even for catering for what they do.“We have a bigger challenge today with doping. These centres will also serve as centres for treating, training, and creating awareness against this kind of challenges,” Kaberia said.MPs Johnson Naicca (Mumias West), James Murgor (Keiyo North) and Richard Onyonka (Kitutu Chache) said they were concerned that despite government’s heavy investment the proposed facilities risk stalling if the ministry insists on first acquiring 10 acres.Naicca said the ministry should revert to its earlier plan of adopting national and provincial high schools as centres because they already have in place some of the structures such as the dormitories, vast grounds registered in their name and among other amentities.–Government commitmentOnyonka backed Naicca saying that in his Kisii County, it is impossible to get the land because the area is densely populated.Nyando MP Jared Okello questioned the government commitment to seeing through the project whose kick off date is slated for the July.He cited the Jubilee Government’s inability to meet its 2013 election promise of constructing 5-6 world class stadia across the country0Shares0000(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)
“Eric’s contribution to football and not just at Manchester United was incredible,” said former manager Ferguson.“When I came as manager I was lucky enough to have Eric on the staff as head of youth development, so I got to see the work he did and not just with the Class of 92 but with all the young players.“He built character and determination in those young players and prepared them for the future. He was a teacher, he gave these players a path, a choice and he only did that through his own hard work and sacrifice.“He was able to impart that education to the young which made him one of the greatest coaches of our time.”Appointed by then United manager Ron Atkinson in 1981, Harrison spent 27 years at the club, 17 in charge of the youth team, and oversaw the development of a number of other high-profile youngsters, including Mark Hughes and Norman Whiteside.His greatest success came under Ferguson with the Class of 92 players forming the backbone of United’s treble-winning side of 1999.Eric Harrison nurtured the talents of the ‘Class of ’92’ including David Beckham and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United © AFP/File / LEON NEALIn a statement, United said: “Manchester United is extremely saddened to report that our former youth coach Eric Harrison passed away on Wednesday. He was 81.“Everyone at Manchester United sends their deepest condolences to Eric’s family and friends at this sad and difficult time.”“We’ve lost our mentor, our coach and the man who made us,” Gary Neville tweeted.“He taught us how to play, how to never give up, how important it was to win your individual battles and what we needed to do to play for Manchester United Football Club. Eric we owe you everything.”Former England captain Beckham, who along with other members of the Class of ’92 did not forget him in his years battling dementia visiting him at home, posted his tribute on Instagram.“He made us understand how to work hard and respect each other and not just on the pitch. We won’t forget the life lessons he gave us.”Giggs hailed Harrison, who also spent four years as Wales assistant manager under Hughes, as one of his biggest influences in the game.“I’ve known Eric since I was 13 and he was a big part of my career,” said the Wales manager in a statement.“A great man and a tough coach, he instilled in us the principles of the game.”0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Eric Harrison helped forge the careers of David Beckham (left) and Ryan Giggs at Manchester United © AFP/File / PAUL BARKERLondon, United Kingdom, Feb 14 – Alex Ferguson hailed Eric Harrison as one of the “greatest coaches of our time” after the former Manchester United youth team boss and mentor to the much-vaunted Class of ’92 died at the age of 81.Harrison, responsible for forging the fledgling careers of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Gary and Phil Neville among others, was diagnosed with dementia four years ago.
MONTECITO – Oprah Winfrey rolled out the red carpet Saturday for Barack Obama at a gala fundraiser attended by high-wattage stars that was expected to raise $3 million for the Democratic presidential candidate. The most powerful woman in show business celebrated her favorite candidate with 1,500 guests at her palatial estate in this coastal enclave south of Santa Barbara. Tickets to the sold-out private event went for $2,300 apiece, keeping them within campaign finance limits. Stevie Wonder performed for guests, who included Sidney Poitier, Forest Whitaker, Chris Rock, Cindy Crawford, Jimmy Connors, Linda Evans, Dennis Haysbert and many others. Will Smith, Jamie Foxx and Halle Berry also were expected, though it was unclear whether they were in attendance. The media was barred from the fundraiser. Visitors were bused to Winfrey’s secluded home from an equestrian center about 10 miles away. A solid line of limousines, BMWs, Bentleys and a few hybrid Priuses disgorged well-dressed guests. Some sported stiletto heels despite official instructions to wear flat shoes for walking on Winfrey’s meadow. Visitors were subjected to strict security procedures and relieved of cameras and recording devices. Instructions sent to guests noted that Winfrey and Obama would not be accepting gifts. Earlier in the day, Obama made a quick, lunchtime stop to speak to a crowd of about 1,000 eager supporters who gathered on a hillside overlooking the Pacific at Santa Barbara City College. It was his only public appearance of the day. Obama, wearing his usual white shirt open at the collar and sleeves rolled up, shook his way down a line of outstretched hands as the song “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” blared from speakers. He spoke for about 20 minutes, hitting his core themes of optimism and accountability. “What’s called for is a level of responsibility and seriousness that we haven’t seen in a very long time,” he told the cheering crowd, which included college students in short sundresses and big sunglasses and older couples wearing peace symbols. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
“I might have put them a little high this week because they weren’t eligible last week,” Goren said. “I’ve seen them play several times and I know how good they are. When people were calling it the biggest upset of all time I thought that did a disservice to a very good program.” Will Sooners get overconfident? Even with all of his success at Oklahoma, Bob Stoops’ teams have never had a start quite like this. The Sooners have won their first two games by a 97-point margin, including a 51-13 blowout of Miami on Saturday in their first meeting since the 1998 Orange Bowl. That victory vaulted Oklahoma up two more spots in the AP Top 25, to No. 3 after starting the season ranked 10th. With that kind of success, could overconfidence be an issue? Stoops said he doesn’t think so, even with a redshirt freshman at quarterback and only six seniors in the starting lineup. “This group has been so good about their attitude and their habits and not being that way,” Stoops said. “I’ll mention it, but I don’t believe it’ll be a big deal. They understand that we’ve got a long year in front of us.” Around the nation Michigan: Tough times have led to some tough talk by the Wolverines. Michigan (0-2) opened a season with two straight losses at home for the first time since 1959 and has dropped four straight for the first time in four decades. Mike Hart has not allowed two losses to shake his confidence. The star running back guaranteed Michigan would beat Notre Dame shortly after Oregon routed the Wolverines, 39-7, Saturday. “I talk a lot, everyone knows that. I mean what I say. It came out,” Hart said after making the bold prediction at the postgame news conference. “I feel like we’re being doubted. I think it’s something we need.” Tennessee: Cornerback Antonio Gaines probably won’t play against Florida on Saturday after sustaining what Coach Phillip Fulmer called a “significant injury.” Fulmer said he was not able to release specifics. Colorado State: Tight end Kory Sperry will undergo an MRI today to confirm the diagnosis of a season-ending torn ligament in his left knee. It’s the fourth straight season Colorado State has lost a key player to a season-ending knee injury. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! From news services LSU is closing in on USC in the AP Top 25, and Appalachian State is getting some recognition – but not a ranking. After a surprisingly easy and thoroughly impressive victory over Virginia Tech, No. 2 LSU took 19 first-place votes from No. 1 USC in the poll released Sunday. The Trojans were idle Saturday while the Tigers routed the Hokies, 48-7, in Death Valley. USC received 40 first-place votes from the media panel, down from 59 last week, and 1,619 points. LSU received 25 first-place votes and 1,582 points. Appalachian State, a week after pulling off a stunning upset at Michigan, received 19 points, not nearly enough to be ranked but it got a spot between Auburn (23 points) and Cincinnati (12 points) in the list of others receiving votes. “That’s great,” Appalachian State Jerry Moore said Sunday when reached in his office. “It’s good for I-AA football. There’s not any of us that’s going to be in the top 10 in the nation but it’s good for us periodically to get the recognition. “That’s just good coffee shop talk.” The Mountaineers, who play in Division I’s Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA), became eligible for the Top 25 when The Associated Press changed its policy last week to allow voters to vote for teams from all divisions of college football. Appalachian State, which beat Division II Lenoir-Rhyne, 48-7, appeared on four ballots and got a 13th-place vote from Dave Goren of WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Joseph Anzack Jr., an All-League defensive football player at South High in Torrance, was killed May 23 while serving in Iraq. He will receive the Pat Tillman Award for Courage. And Mario Danelo of San Pedro, a standout place kicker for USC, fell from the cliffs in San Pedro near his family home during the early morning hours of Jan. 6. Just days earlier, on Jan. 1, Danelo helped the Trojans to a 32-18 win over Michigan in the Rose Bowl. Danelo will be inducted on the same plaque with his father, Joe, a 10-year NFL kicker. It will be the first plaque to include two names together. Others being honored this year are baseball Hall of Famer George Brett and former Los Angeles Dodgers All-Star Reggie Smith; former Los Angeles Lakers star and UCLA head basketball coach Walt Hazzard; and nine-year NFL tight end Jim Obradovich, who also played for USC. Local recipients include Peninsula High’s Amanda Augustus, a four-time All- American women’s tennis star at the University of California, Berkeley and current coach of the Golden Bears; and longtime Harbor College football coach Scrappy Rhea, who will receive the Trani Award for contributions to local athletes. The induction ceremony, followed by a lunch, takes place at 10 a.m. on Sixth and Palos Verdes streets, with the eight new bronze triangular plaques to be embedded in the sidewalk in front of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. This year’s ceremony will bring the total number of plaques to 86 in the tradition that began in 1978. “San Pedro is a sports town, always has been and always will be,” said Joe Marino, a retired public school principal who is among those who attend the event each year. The Sportswalk – San Pedro’s sports version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame – was started by the Trani brothers to honor local athletes, although it has expanded to include national sports figures as well. It was temporarily discontinued in 1998 and returned in 2004, when it was renamed the Sportswalk to the Waterfront, with the goal of connecting the walk to San Pedro’s waterfront redevelopment just a few blocks away. The Sportswalk is growing in recognition beyond the Harbor Area, organizers said. “There has always been a lot of interest in sports in this community and we have wonderful athletes who deserve to be recognized,” said Bob Bradarich of the Sportswalk board of directors. “We’ve made the event bigger by bringing in the national stars. Now they’re calling us about getting on the Sportswalk.” firstname.lastname@example.org 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN PEDRO: Football players Joe Anzack and Mario Danelo will be among the inductees. By Donna Littlejohn STAFF WRITER In what will surely be an emotion-filled event, awards will be presented at Monday’s Sportswalk ceremony in San Pedro to the families of two young athletes who died during the past year.
Gaeltacht LeagueOn Saturday last Portsalon golf club contested for the overall prize in this seasons Gaeltacht League final which was staged at Nairn/Portnoo Golf Club. The final was contested between Gweedore, Nairn/Portnoo, Portsalon and Rosapenna golf clubs .On the day the remaining clubs Cloughaneeley, Cruit Island and Dunfanaghy also contested for the captain’s prize and their individual captain’s prizes. Portsalon were paired with neighbours Rosapenna in the final round. The event was individual cards and each team had to nominate twenty four players from which the best ten cards counted towards the overall competition. The Portsalon team were unable to cope with the blustery weather conditions and the tight pin positions and finished in fourth place with 324 points. The overall team winners were Rosapenna who had a clear victory over the contesting teams Over the course of the inter club match play Rosapenna were by far the best team and the result on Saturday was indeed well deserved. The results were as follows; Gaeltacht League winners Rosapenna Golf Club. In the overall individual Captains prizes the winner was Gweedore’s five handicapper Paul Mulligan who won on the break of tie with 40 points, Runner up Portsalon’s Shaun Shields with 40 points, Gross Portsalon’s Eamon Mc Dermott with 34 points and third Portsalon’s Tony Kingston with 39 points. Each club had their own individual captain’s prizes and Barry Keeney was the Portsalon winner runner up Enda Mc Elhinney, Gross John Shields and third Kevin Mc Gonagle. The Portsalon team captain Donal Callaghan would like to congratulate the overall winning team captain Joe Mc Hugh and his Rosapenna team, the organising committee who oversee and run the competition during the year a special thanks to Nairn/Portnoo golf club for their hospitality on the day and to all the Portsalon golf club members who played during this season’s campaign. EventsOn Saturday 28th April there is an open gents competition and on Sunday 29th April a members foursomes competition. On Wednesday 1st May a gents open competition. A time sheet is in operation for all competitions at Portsalon Golf Club, contact 074 91 59459 for your tee time or go online at www.portsalongolfclub.com Donegal Links ClassicThe most eagerly awaited team golfing event of the year has been announced for the North West during the week. The Donegal Links Classic which is staged over three of Donegal’s most prestigious links golf courses Ballyliffen, Portsalon and Rosapenna golf courses. The Donegal Links Classic is scheduled to run over three days 4th 5th & 6th June 2012.The Donegal Links Classic is one of the longest running team events in the golfing calendar year and is well worth a visit for anyone interested. The format as in previous years is a team of four (gents or ladies). There is a host of prizes on offer daily team and individual prizes on each of the course on a daily basis and the overall prizes for the three days golfing. In order to ensure your place in this magnificent golfing event contact Ballyliffen Golf Club on 074 9376119ResultsThe winner of the Wednesday open was Joe Logan (17) 42 points runner up Diarmáid Coll (16) 40 points Gross: John Shields (4) 32 points third Chuck McTaggart (14) 40 points The CSS was 37 points The winner of the Saturday open was Eoin O Neill (12) Strabane 40 points Runner Up: Willie Russell (22) Portsalon 36 points The CSS was 36 points. The winner of the Sunday members competition was Eamon Mc Conigley (8) 40 points, runner up Stephen Connolly (5) 40 points, Gross Eamon Mc Dermott (3) 34 points. The CSS was 37 points.Match PlayThe closing date for this seasons match play singles competition has now past. The competition secretary has now completed the dray for the first round matches. All first round matches must be played by 30th April.Ulster FourballThe return leg of the Ulster Fourball was held at Royal Belfast on Sunday last. Portsalon under the direction of Hugh Mc Ginley held a four matches to one match lead following the first leg match, The travelling Portsalon team won on the day by three matches to two matches which left the over match result seven matches to three matches in favour of Prtsalon.. Ulster CupThe first match in this seasons Ulster Cup was held on Sunday last as John Logue led his team to Silverwood in Lurgan for the first leg match. The travelling Portsalon team came away with two and half matches to Silverwoods four and half matches. The return leg of the Ulster Cup will be staged at Portsalon on Sunday 29th and members should note that the tee will be reserved for this match.Over 50’sThe Portsalon over 50’s team will have their first run out on Sunday 29th as they travel to Bundoran golf club for their first round first leg match. J B CarrThe over 60’s under the captaincy of John Strain had a short venture into this seasons J B Carr competition. Portsalon entertained Ballybofey golf club on Tuesday last. The Portsalon team were defeated by a very strong Ballybofey team.Mixed FoursomesThe team captain of this season’s mixed foursomes has arranged competitions each Friday evening at 6.30.On Line BookingMembers and visitors to Portsalon Golf Club should note that on line booking is now available for all competitions at Portsalon at the flick of a button go to portsalongolfclub.comDivot BagsMembers and visitors please note that divot bags are now available on entry to the first tee box. Please ensure that you pick up a bag and assist with the course maintenancePORTSALON GOLF CLUB NOTES was last modified: April 26th, 2012 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:Portsalon Golf Club Notes
Our men’s team started their season with a 3-0 away to Milford Utd in the Brian Mc Cormick Sportsmans Cup.Michael Doherty, Kenny Doran and Mark Hunter were the scorers.Next Sunday they face local rivals Dromoghill FC in the Moss at 2.00pm. Our ladies team had a 5-1 win over Finn Valley with Amy Boyd(2), Catherine Grier, Chantel Kelly and Amanda Callaghan scoring.Our u14’s won 5-0 away to Glenea Utd with Shannon Cunningham(2), Rihanna Devenney, Savannah Whoriskey and Holly Canning scoring.In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 6,14,15 and 16. Mia Doran had three numbers and won €50. Next weeks jackpot is €7025.Well done to Erin Doherty, Niamh Sweeney, Aoife Sweeney and Emma Gribben who were all on the Letterkenny u/12 team which finished 3rd in the Community games finals. Lagan Harps F.C. to lock horns with Dromoghill F.C. on Sunday was last modified: August 15th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:FootballLagan Harps FC
Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Education Charlie McConalogue has called on the Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn to consider establishing a redress scheme for victims of abuse within the school system.Charlie McConalogue TDDeputy McConalogue said the State must prevent others from going through similar legal ordeals to that of Louise O’Keeffe in seeking recognition for abuse suffered.“Her case is a reminder of other victims of abuse who have not yet received such recognition. “There are 135 other known cases of child sexual abuse within the school system. These cases must be addressed. Many people have withdrawn from legal action amid fears of the legal costs involved,” he said.And he added “I am urging Minister Quinn to consider establishing a Redress Board to look at these cases. I believe this would save many victims from having to go through another legal process, and it would provide them with a fair, independent and non-adversarial route to getting the recognition and compensation they deserve.” McCONALOGUE URGES GOVERNMENT TO CONSIDER REDRESS SCHEME FOR SCHOOL ABUSE VICTIMS was last modified: February 2nd, 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:abuse victimsCharlie McConaloguedonegalredress scheme
A councillor has warned bathers to be careful after further sightings of the potentially dangerous Lion’s Mane jellyfish off the coast of Co Donegal.Last week a walker found one of the huge jellyfish washed up on Carn beach off Ardara.Now there have been further sightings of the huge creatures by a boatman off West Donegal. There have been further sightings of a potentially dangerous jellyfish off the coast of Donegal.The jellyfish was spotted by fisherman Aodán Ó Cearbhaill as he was fishing in a small boat.The jellyfish is only occasionally spotted off Irish waters but has a potentially lethal sting.Cllr. John Seamus O’Fearraigh appealed to tourists and locals to be extra vigilant following the recent spell of good weather. “I would appeal to people not to approach these creatures even out of curiosity.“They have a potentially lethal sting and if anyone comes into contact with them they should seek immediate medical attention,” he said.Warning after further sightings of dangerous jellyfish was last modified: July 20th, 2017 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:jellyfish