Atletico lead in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona stumble

first_imgMADRID (AP):Atletico Madrid won early yesterday and then watched a humbling defeat for Barcelona, and yet another disappointing draw by Real Madrid, to lead the Spanish league for the first time this season.Atletico dominated in a 2-0 win at Valencia, while Madrid drew 1-1 at home with Eibar for their fourth-consecutive draw, and Barcelona conceded three goals in 11 minutes in the first half in a 4-3 loss at Celta Vigo. The crucial fourth goal was an embarrassing mistake by goalkeeper Marc-AndrÈ ter Stegen.The results left Diego Simeone’s team in the lead with 15 points from seven matches. Madrid also have 15 points, but an inferior goal difference.Barcelona, still without the injured Lionel Messi, stayed on 13 points after their second league loss. They are one point behind third-placed Sevilla, which defeated Alaves 2-1 on Saturday.Pique scored twice and Neymar once as Barcelona came close to rallying from the three-goal deficit, but the goalkeeper’s mistake with the game at 3-2 dampened the team’s chances.Instead of sending the ball into attack, the German goalkeeper tried to pass it to a defender, but Celta midfielder Pablo Hernandez timed his jump perfectly and the ball struck his head and hit the far post before crossing the line.”We know Marc is very good with his feet; a lot of our plays begin with him,” Pique said. “Everybody makes mistakes, but we know him well and he won’t be affected by that.”REAL MADRID 1, EIBAR 1Midfielder Fran Rico put Eibar ahead with a header in the sixth minute and Gareth Bale equalised from close range in the 17th, but Madrid were not able to capitalise on their scoring chances for the rest of the match, prompting jeers from fans at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.VALENCIA 0, ATLETICO 2Two penalty saves by Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves were not enough to stop Atletico Madrid.Antoine Griezmann scored in the 63rd minute and Kevin Gameiro in injury time to give Atletico the win at Valencia despite Alves’ saves in each half.”The two penalties mean nothing to me,” Alves said. “I wanted to win the match.”last_img read more

Ellen Instructs Public Works to Save JFK

first_imgIn the wake of the erosion which has affected the rear fence of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has instructed the Ministry of Public Works to lead a team charged with the responsibility to clear all man-made structures obstructing the drainages and flow of natural water.Other members of the team include the General Services Agency (GSA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Monrovia City Corporation (MCC).President Sirleaf wants urgent and immediate steps taken to avoid further destruction of the medical facility, adding, “We cannot stop the rain but we can stop its adverse effects.”According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader gave the directive when she paid a visit to the premises of the John F. Kennedy Medical Center, where a portion of the hospital’s fence was broken down by flood due to its undermining by surface water.She frowned at the construction of structures in unapproved places as they are blocking the free flow of water and causing floods in the streets, alleys, and communities, some of which have threatened the J.F.K. Medical Center.  The JFK is the hub of Liberia’s health care delivery system.The Liberian leader further instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs, working in line with its mandate as chair of government’s Disaster Relief Commission, to begin addressing the challenges caused by the current wave of flooding in Monrovia and its environs.She also used the opportunity to thank the J.F.K. staff and public health workers for their dedication to duty, service to humanity, compassion, courage, as well as their sacrificial services to the nation,  terming them as being among the heroes on the frontline in helping to wipe out the Ebola virus from Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Liberian Prelate Gets U.S. Congress Int’l Leadership Award

first_imgProphet Sammy David displays his award to the gatheringThe United States Congress has presented an International Leadership Award to Sammy David, a Liberian prelate of the God’s Family Church International Incorporated, located in Paynesville.Prophet David received the prestigious award on last Saturday, September 15, during the United States Congressional Black Caucus Convention organized by the Caribbean and African Faith-based Leadership Conference in the U.S.David is the first religious leader from Liberia to have received such a prestigious award.He was recognized for his outstanding faith-based leadership, humanitarian services, civic engagement and advocacy for peace in Liberia as well as his global gospel ministry in Africa, the United States, Europe and Asia.“I am glad to receive this international award because God destined it for me,” Prophet David told journalists shortly after he arrived at the Roberts International Airport.David was recently named as the United Nations Eminent Peace Ambassador to Liberia by the Association of World Peace Advocates, which was shortly followed by his attendance of a leadership summit at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.The guest list at the ceremony was led by long-time American Civil Rights leader, Al Sharpton.The U.S. Congressional Black Caucus Awards ceremony honors the accomplishments of leaders in community development that primarily operate from a faith-based perspective, targeting major issues that include religious liberty, civil rights, humanitarian concerns, social justice and economic development.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Isco to miss Madrid derby after appendix surgery

first_img0Shares0000Real Madrid’s Isco will miss several weeks after an appendectomy © AFP/File / JAVIER SORIANOMADRID, Spain, Sep 25 – Real Madrid midfielder Isco is set to miss the city derby against Atletico Madrid on Saturday after surgery for acute appendicitis.The club announced on Tuesday that Isco was set to have an operation but included no time-frame for the 26-year-old’s recovery. “After the tests carried out today on our player Isco, he has been diagnosed with acute appendicitis,” a Real Madrid statement read.“The player will receive treatment in the coming hours.”Real face a trip to Sevilla in La Liga on Wednesday before hosting rivals Atletico at the Santiago Bernabeu this weekend.Isco is also at risk of missing Madrid’s Champions League match away to CSKA Moscow next Tuesday.His team-mate Luka Modric, who won FIFA’s Best Men’s Player award on Monday, had his appendix removed in 2011. He was out for two weeks.“Isco suffered discomfort in his stomach and it seems it’s appendicitis and he will have an operation,” Lopetegui said at a press conference on Tuesday.“We hope everything goes well and he has a speedy recovery.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Tennis royalty Federer, Serena back for yet another season

first_imgFlying Federer leads Switzerland in defence of the Hopman Cup title he won alongside Belinda Bencic earlier this year, with the pair teaming up once again.Williams returns to the country for the first time since her famous Australian Open win in 2017, when eight-weeks pregnant with baby Alexis Olympia.She partners rising American star Frances Tiafoe in her fifth visit to Western Australia.In a mouthwatering prospect, Switzerland play the United States on January 1 with two of the greatest players ever facing each other in the mixed doubles.Federer conceded it was a once-in-a-lifetime match-up and one he was looking forward to.“We’ll probably play it down a little bit and say it’s not that big of a deal for us, it’s just another tennis match, but it really isn’t because it’s probably going to happen once and never again,” he said on Thursday.The Swiss great has spent the off-season training hard ahead of the defence of his Australian Open title and said he was happy with his fitness.“The last three or four weeks have been very intense. I’m very excited and motivated for this next season.”The last two seasons the Swiss legend started in Perth, he went on to win the opening Grand Slam of the year.– ‘Went too far’ –Williams played an exhibition against sister Venus in Abu Dhabi this week, but Perth will be her first competitive event since her meltdown in the US Open final this year.She received a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a “liar” and a “thief” during her defeat by Naomi Osaka.Federer later said Williams “went too far” and should have walked away, adding an edge to their upcoming encounter.Williams opted not to talk about the rant in Abu Dhabi, instead preferring to look forward.In a mouthwatering prospect, Switzerland play the United States on January 1 with two of the greatest players ever facing each other in the mixed doubles © AFP/File / Glyn KIRK“My fitness, I feel like I’m pretty fit,” she said, adding that she was excited by another season as she primes to win an eighth crown at Melbourne Park to match the record 24 Grand Slam titles held by Margaret Court.“I haven’t played with Frances in mixed doubles before, but have watched him from afar this year. He has a very bright future and I’m looking forward to being on court with him, it will be a lot of fun,” she said.Tiafoe, 20, is considered one of the world’s most impressive Next Gen stars.He won his first singles title in February to become the youngest American champion on tour since Andy Roddick in 2002 and hit a career high ranking of 38 in August.“I’m extremely nervous to play with Serena, a complete legend,” he admitted. “But I’m sure it’ll be fine.”Germans Alexander Zverev and Angelique Kerber, the beaten 2018 finalists, form a formidable partnership in the way of Switzerland and the United States.Zverev had a breakout 2018 season and is now ranked world number four, one behind Federer, while Kerber is world number two after winning Wimbledon, where she beat Williams in the final.Two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza partners David Ferrer for Spain while perennial favourites France are back with Lucas Pouille and Alize Cornet.Australia (Matt Ebdon/Ashleigh Barty), Greece (Stefanos Tsitsipas/Maria Sakkari) and Britain (Cameron Norrie/Katie Boulter) make up the field.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Serena Williams returns to Australia for the first time since her famous Australian Open win in 2017, when eight-weeks pregnant with baby Alexis Olympia © AFP/File / GIUSEPPE CACACEPERTH, Australia, Dec 28 – Tennis royalty Roger Federer and Serena Williams have been pounding balls across the net for more than 20 years and they are back for yet another season, starting in Perth at the mixed teams Hopman Cup from Saturday.Both 37 years old and with 43 Grand Slam singles titles between them, Federer is now a father and Williams a mother but tennis keeps calling, with neither showing any sign of quitting.last_img read more

Sharks, Bandari FKF Shield final rained off

first_imgYema Mwana’s double had given Bandari a 2-0 lead before Patillah Omotto’s belter of a goal gave Sharks some hope.Centre Referee Davis Omweno in action. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe heavens opened up with around 15 minutes left to half time and the pitch was soaked over the entire halftime period prompting the match officials to make a decision after a prolonged break.After close to half an hour inside the dressing room, centre referee Davies Omweno came out with his two assistants and captains of both sides and after making a survey of the entire pitch decided to call off the tie.“It was rather unfortunate, but beyond our control. We hope to finish the job tomorrow,” Bandari head coach Bernard Mwalala said after the tie was called off.Linesman Cheruiyot Robert runs away from the pitch after it was called off. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYABut the tactician will have a headache to convince Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne to allow keeper Faruk Shilhalo play the game tomorrow as he was scheduled to leaver for France later on Saturday night.Shikalo who might be playing his last game for Bandari before leaving for Tanzanian giants Yanga SC upon return from the Cup of Nations was in great form keeping his side in the game.The dockers broke the deadlock in the second minute when Mwana raced to a ball planted behind the defense before slamming a powerful shot past Gad Mathews.Bandari Yema Mwana dribbles past Kariobangi Sharks Thomas Teka. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYASharks had a chance to draw level in the fifth minute but Shikalo made a brilliant save to tip Duke Abuya’s powerful low shot behind for a corner. Six minutes later they came close when Eric Kapaito beat Brian Otieno to the ball to face Shikalo one on one but lifted the ball just wide.For the missed chances, Sharks were made to pay when Abdallah Hassan put Mwema through with a brilliant through pass and the forward did the rest, his powerful shot going past Dad in the Sharks goal.Happy Bandari fans following the action. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe holders however gave themselves some hope when Omotto struck a belter from outside the box after the Bandari backline cleared the ball to his path.Sharks had a chance when Harrison Mwenda broke on the left but his low shot was well saved by Shikalo.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Center referee Davis Omweno inspects the Kasarani pitch before calling off the match. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 1 – The final of the Football Kenya Federation Shield pitting defending champions Kariobangi Sharks and Bandari was rained off on Saturday evening with the dockers leading 2-1 at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani.The match will now be played on Sunday at 11am for the final 45 minutes with the holders hoping to overturn the single goal deficit.last_img read more

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MAN WHO HEAD-BUTTED GARDA AND TRIED TO BITE HIM

first_imgA MAN WHO tried to bite a Garda and then head-butted him has been given a community service order at Letterkenny District Court.Stephen Harper, from 12 Ardmhuillean in Convoy, appeared in court on a number of charges in relation to incidents in February, April and May last year.During one of the incidents in Castlefin Harper attacked a Garda. Inspector Goretti Sheridan said officer John O’Sullivan was fortunate to have escaped serious injury when Harper lashed out at the Garda, tried to bite him and then head-butted him.Judge Paul Kelly asked if the Garda had been injured as a result and was told there was no long-term injury.He sentenced Harper – who also faced a charge of stealing a car in Lifford – to four months in prison. However he substituted a total of 80 hours community service on condition that Harper is placed under the direction of the probation service for a year.COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MAN WHO HEAD-BUTTED GARDA AND TRIED TO BITE HIM was last modified: May 20th, 2014 by John2Share 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:assaultattackCastelfinconvoyGardaStephen Harperlast_img read more

Alito distances himself from abortion statement

first_imgWASHINGTON (AP) – The Samuel Alito who argued against abortion rights in 1985 was “an advocate seeking a job” with the conservative Reagan administration, the Alito who is now a Supreme Court nominee told Democrats on Tuesday. The current version “thinks he’s a wiser person” with “a better grasp and understanding about constitutional rights and liberties,” senators said as Alito tried to downplay a 20-year-old document in which he asserted “the Constitution does not protect a right to an abortion.” At the same time, some anti-abortion groups warned Alito not to go too far if he hopes to retain their support. “A nominee who is willing to take the seemingly mandated Roe oath, whereby they testify that it is settled law, never to be overturned, is not the type of justice worthy of pro-life support,” said Stephen G. Peroutka, chairman of the National Pro-Life Action Center. President Bush nominated Alito last month as the replacement for retiring Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, who has been a crucial swing vote on contentious issues including abortion during her 24-year high court career. Alito was Bush’s second choice after White House counsel Harriet Miers withdrew under withering criticism from conservatives. Liberals now are concerned that Alito and recently confirmed Chief Justice John Roberts would move the Supreme Court to the right and perhaps overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established abortion rights. Alito, who served for 15 years as a judge on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, worked Capitol Hill on Tuesday following the release of his 1985 application to be deputy assistant attorney general. In that document, the younger Alito touted his anti-abortion work in the solicitor general’s office, work “in which I personally believe very strongly.” Republican senators supporting Alito’s confirmation – such as Wayne Allard of Colorado, who announced Tuesday that he plans to vote for the judge – said there was nothing wrong with that. “He was acting as an advocate at the time, that’s a different role than as a judge,” said Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev. “This man is a conservative,” said Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia. “He’s been a conservative all his life, and in 1985 when he was applying for a job, he reiterated that fact in his application.” But the 55-year-old judge said Tuesday that things are different now, Democratic Sens. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico, Dianne Feinstein of California and Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts said after meeting with him privately. “He said it was 20 years ago,” Bingaman said. “He did indicate that he’s an older person, that he’s learned more, that he thinks he’s a wiser person and he has a better grasp and understanding about constitutional rights and liberties,” said Kennedy, a senior member of the Judiciary Committee that will question Alito at his confirmation hearing beginning Jan. 9. The 1985 Alito was a young conservative lawyer hoping to advance, said Feinstein, also a member of the committee. “He said, ‘I was an advocate seeking a job; it was a political job and that was 1985. I’m now a judge, I’ve been on the circuit court for 15 years and it’s very different. I’m not an advocate, I don’t give heed to my personal views. What I do is interpret the law,’” Feinstein said. Feinstein said she believes Alito is telling the truth, while Kennedy remained somewhat dubious. Alito has told senators in his two weeks of private meetings that he has “great respect” for Roe v. Wade as a precedent, but he has not said he would vote to uphold it. Alito said he wrote the memo as “a member of the Justice Department that was interested in getting a job,” Kennedy said. “So I asked him, ‘Why shouldn’t we consider that the answers you’re giving today are an application for another job?’” Senators said Alito can expect to be questioned carefully during his confirmation hearings. “He’s obviously an intelligent and informed nominee, but the real criteria that all of us look for is whether the nominee is going to have a core commitment to the constitutional values and the rights and liberties and interest of the American people,” Kennedy said. Associated Press writers Erica Werner, Jeff McMurray and Jennifer Talhelm contributed to this report. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week160Want 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

Drake Track & Field Has Best Showing of the Season at SDSU

first_img5,000 Meters4. Kyle Brandt, 14:54.906. Kyle Cass, 14:59.37 Friday Results (PDF) 600 Meters38. Alec Bognar, 1:28.23 1,000 Meters8. Max Harlan, 2:54.59 Shot Put28. Bryce Lang, 30-6.5 (9.31m) The men opened up Friday with a win in the distance medley relay ran by Kevin Kelly, Cory Erickson (Duluth, Minn.), Josh Yeager (Center Point, Iowa), and Alec Bognar (Algonquin, Ill.). Kelly also recorded a fourth-place finish in the mile with a time of 4:12.64. Drake continued to excel in the distance events as four sophomores, Kyle Brandt (Maple Grove, Minn.), Kyle Cass (Deforest, Wis.), Max Harlan, and Xavier Lechleitner (Edgar, Wis.) all recorded personal-bests. 200 Meters15. Deonne Witherspoon, 22.20 Brandt and Cass took fourth and fifth place, respectively, in the 5,000 meters while Lechleitner took eighth in the 800 meters with a time of 1:53.81. Harlan rounded out the day with a 10 place 1,000 meter finish running a time of 2:54.59. One Mile4. Kevin Kelly, 4:12.64 Ahmed-Green’s time of 56.49 was less than a second away from first place, while Coombe set a personal-best with a time of 57.40. A week after recording one of the top 3,000 meter times in school history, senior Bailee Cofer (Overland Park, Kan.) did the same in the 5,000 meters by taking sixth with a time of 17:29.87, the eighth best in school history. 5,000 Meters6. Bailee Cofer, 17:29.87 “The team’s training and commitment paid off this weekend as we had our best meet of the season so far with lots of personal, bests season bests and two event wins for Taryn Rolle and our men’s distance medley relay,” said first-year Drake head coach Mark Carroll. 800 Meters20. Meghan Kearney, 2:17.2325. Kayla Giuliano, 2:19.33 60 Meters (Semis)5. Aaron Chier, 6.96 60 Meters (Final)3. Aaron Chier, 6.90 Junior Aaron Chier (Belgium, Wis.) also set a personal best in the 60 meters finishing third with a time of 6.90. Deonne Witherspoon (South Bend, Ind.) continued his outstanding sophomore campaign with a personal-best time of 22.20 in the 200 meters to take 15th. Weight Throw18. Peter Read, 44-4.75 (13.53m) Triple Jump1. Taryn Rolle, 39-9.25 (12.12m) Story Links Men’s Individual Events60 Meters (Prelims)6. Aaron Chier, 7.0050. Dominic Lombardi, 7.33 The Bulldogs travel to Lincoln, Neb. for the Nebraska Tune-Up meet Friday, Feb. 16 as their final preparation for the MVC Indoor Championships at the end of the month. 60-Meter Hurdles (Semis)13. Dominic Lombardi, 8.56 Women’s Individual Events60 Meters (Prelims)19. Mariah Crawford, 7.9424. Sophia Jackson, 7.99 PR 60-Meter Hurdles (Semis)4. Mary Young, 8.60 Distance Medley Relay1. Kelly, Erickson, Yeager, Bognar, 10:03.73 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)6. Mary Young, 8.8161. Bryce Lang, 10.39 The Drake women saw outstanding leadership by its senior class as Taryn Rolle (Nassau, The Bahamas) continued her dominance this season with a first-place finish in the triple jump. Rolle bested the nearest competitor by more a foot with a jump of 39-9.25. Senior Mary Young (Urbandale, Iowa) once again helped lead the Drake women finishing second in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 8.69. Senior Rai Ahmed-Green (Irvine, Calif.) also put out a stellar performance to take fourth in the 400 meters while junior Victoria Coombe (Centennial, Colo.) finished tenth. 800 Meters10. Xavier Lechleitner, 1:53.8147. Cory Erickson, 1:58.96 BROOKINGS, S.D. – Facing competition from more than 40 teams and 1,400 student-athletes, the Drake University track and field teams recorded 18 top-15 finishes and 11 personal bests at the two-day SDSU Indoor Classic this weekend. Women’s Team Results1. South Dakota State, 42.52. UNI, 293. Iowa Central CC, 284. Minnesota State, 23T-5. U of Manitoba, 18T-5. U Mary, 187. Sioux Falls, 158. Drake, 139. Chadron State, 1110. Black Hills State, 10.511. North Dakota State, 4.5T-12. Augustana (S.D.), 4T-12. Carleton, 4T-12. Northwest Missouri State, 4T-12. North Dakota, 4T-16. Northwestern (Iowa), 4T-16. MSU-Moorhead, 3T-16. Central College, 3T-16. Morningside, 3T-20. Gillette, 2T-20. NW Iowa Elite, 2T-20. Dordt, 2T-23. Dakota Wesleyan, 1T-23. Mount Marty, 125. Southwestern CC, 0.5 Long Jump46. Bryce Lang, 14-7.75 (4.46m) 60 Meters (Semis)15. Mariah Crawford, 7.9518. Sophia Jackson, 8.00 400 Meters20. Hudson Priebe, 49.3576. Tyler Zak, 51.5278. Caulin Graves, 51.57131. Michael Cooper, 54.19             200 Meters14. Mariah Crawford, 25.62 60-Meter Hurdles (Finals)2. Mary Young, 8.56 One Mile23. Mille Bretl, 5:12.9931. Olivia Rogers, 5:16.6054. Elizabeth Aho, 5:26.6388. Kenzie Mente, 5:47.31 400 Meters4. Rai Ahmed-Green, 56.4910. Victoria Coombe, 57.40 Saturday Results (PDF) 60-Meter Hurdles (Prelims)15. Dominic Lombardi, 8.54 High JumpT-14. Forest Moses, 6-2.7524. Erik Olson, 6-0.75 Men’s Team Results1. South Dakota State, 342. Manitoba, 283. Minnesota State, 274. UNI, 185. Augustana (S.D.), 176. North Dakota, 167. Iowa Central CC, 15T-8. U Mary, 12T-8. Northwest Missouri State, 1210. Minnesota-Duluth, 11.511. Drake, 912. Sioux Falls, 813. Morningside, 6T-14. Carleton, 5T-14. Northwestern (Iowa), 5T-14. North Dakota State, 5T-14. Northern State, 518. MSU-Moorhead, 419. Dickinson State, 320. South Dakota, 2.521. Chadron State, 2 Shot Put53. Max Harlan, 28-9.00 Pole Vault22. Cameryn Baldwin, 9-8.50 Print Friendly Version 3,000 Meters15. Morgan Garcia, 10:26.6638. Rachel Selva, 10:55.50 Pole Vault11. Alex Klosterman, 13-11.25 (4.25m)21. Maxwell Harlan, 10-11.75 (3.35m)last_img read more

Reminder: Clocks go forward tonight

first_imgIt’s time to change the clocks!The phrase “there’s a grand stretch in the evenings” will be a common pleasantry once again uttered across Ireland as the clocks are set to change from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Irish Standard Time (IST).The clocks will go forward on Sunday, March 25th at 1am. When it hits 1am tonight, electronic devices that have internet access will automatically update to 2am – but be sure to double check your alarm clock!The clocks change twice a year; they go forward in March, and back in October.A useful figure of speech to help remember this is “Spring forward, Fall back”.Unfortunately, the March clock change means an hour less sleep; but as it’s Sunday, hopefully many will be able to sleep in regardless. Perhaps losing the extra hour would be more popular if they changed the clocks at 4pm on a Monday!  Why do we do this?New Zealander George Hudson from New Zealand first proposed the idea of daylight saving in 1895, with it being implemented in The German Empire and Austria-Hungary in 1916. Many countries have used it at various times since then, particularly since the energy crisis of the 1970s.Hudson wanted people to take advantage of the bright summer mornings, and proposed a clock change in a bid to get people out of bed earlier! Did you know? In Ireland, we used to have our own time zone.Dublin Mean Time was 25 minutes and 21 seconds behind London’s GMT, but this was abolished in 1916 with the passage of the Time (Ireland) Act. Should Ireland scrap daylight saving time?YesNoUnsureVoteView ResultsCrowdsignal.com<a href=”https://polldaddy.com/poll/9967082/”>Should Ireland scrap daylight saving time?</a>Reminder: Clocks go forward tonight was last modified: March 23rd, 2018 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:clocksForwardgreenwich mean timeIrelandirish standard timetimelast_img read more