Milford native to be inducted into Donegal Athletics Hall of Fame

first_imgMILFORD native Hugo Duggan will be inducted into the Donegal Athletics Hall Of Fame at the annual County Board dinner at the Finn Valley Centre on Saturday evening at 8pm.A versatile international athlete, who also excelled at soccer, can claim to have won seven national senior long jump titles and a world masters in far off Melbourne in 1987 in addition to numerous other plaudits.He was a founder member of Milford AC. Born in October 1946, he joined the Cranford AC in 1964 and won a series of Defence Forces Championships, four-in-a-row long jump titles from 1966-69 and a 100m crown in ’66.Duggan won the National Senior Long Jump titles seven times, in ’67 with Cranford; in 1970, ’71, ’72, ’74 with Clonliffe; in 1980 with Lifford and in 1984 in the singlet of Finn Valley AC.He was a senior silver medallist in 1969, 1973, 1976 and 1988 in the long jump and in 1969 he was the bronze medallist in the triple jump.The previous award winner in 2016 was the Glenswilly legend Cyril O’Boyle. Tickets available from Tom Thompson 0873412655.Milford native to be inducted into Donegal Athletics Hall of Fame was last modified: January 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare 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)last_img read more

Five memorable moments from retiring Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall

first_imgBrad Wall, who has served as premier of Saskatchewan for nearly a decade, has announced his retirement from politics. The leader of the province’s right-leaning Saskatchewan Party, Wall was notable for standing up for conservatism and sometimes clashing with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government as a result.Here’s a look at some notable moments of Wall’s decade-long career as premier:Criticizing Federal Carbon TaxWall has been one of the loudest critics of the federal directive for all provinces to institute either a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade system. Trudeau made the announcement in October 2016 while provincial environment ministers were in a climate change meeting, and Wall wasn’t happy about it.“This meeting is not worth the CO2 emissions it took for environment ministers to get there. The level of disrespect shown by the prime minister and his government today is stunning,” Wall said at the time.Wall said the tax would “kneecap” the struggling Canadian economy, and argued the focus should be on technological solutions for emissions like carbon capture and storage.He has since said he is willing to take the federal government to court over the issue.—Standing Against PotashCorp SaleWhen a foreign company tried to purchase Saskatchewan’s PotashCorp in 2010, Wall was vehemently opposed.He called for the Conservative federal government, led by Stephen Harper, to “stand up for Canada and defend Canada’s national strategic interests” by keeping Australian-based BHP Billiton from taking over the company.He pushed his case in a stirring speech at a Regina Chamber of Commerce luncheon in October 2010.“We say yes to the national interests of our country. We say yes to fulfilling the potential of our province and our nation. We say yes to controlling the resource and our future. We say yes to Canada’s century,” Wall implored. “That big hope and grand vision requires, on this occasion, a modicum of courage and one little word — no.”The deal was averted in the end, a move the Conference Board of Canada said saved the province from $2 billion in lost revenue over a decade.—Calling to Halt 25,000 Syrian RefugeesWall made waves by asking Trudeau to reconsider his plan to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees, citing security as a main concern.His comments came in November 2015, on the heels of a series of terrorist attacks that took place during a single day in Paris.Wall said the large number of refugee claims to be fast-tracked by the end of the year could undermine refugee screening.“Surely we do not want to be date-driven or numbers-driven in an endeavour that may affect the safety of our citizens and the security of our country,” said Wall.—A Stalwart Supporter of PipelinesThere was at least one thing about U.S. President Donald Trump that Wall could be pleased about: his support for pipelines.President Barack Obama rejected the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oilsands bitumen from Alberta to Texas. Trump overturned the decision, granting approval to the pipeline.Wall said the decision was a win for both countries and said it will bring over 2,000 jobs to Saskatchewan.Wall passionately defended pipelines as the safest way to transport oil throughout his time as premier.—“Disbelief” Over Khadr SettlementWall was one of many to chime in with disapproval over the Trudeau government’s reported $10.5-million settlement with former Guantanamo Bay prisoner Omar Khadr.“For Omar Khadr, there ought never be an offer to ‘settle’,” Wall said in a Facebook post.“Some things are worth the legal fight.”Khadr, a Canadian citizen, was 15-years-old when he was captured by U.S. forces in Afghanistan. He spent 10 years in Guantanamo Bay after allegedly killing an American special forces soldier during a fierce firefight at a compound in Afghanistan in July 2002.—last_img read more

3DAY BAHAMAS MARINE FORECAST

first_img Related Items:bahamas weather, turks and caicos weather Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Bahamas Marine Forecast – 10th August 2015 Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTHIS IS THE MARINE FORECAST FOR THE BAHAMAS FOR 24 HOURS FROM 12AM TUESDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 2015, ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY AT 0900UTC.GENERAL SITUATION: A VERY WEAK COLD FRONT ACROSS THE NORTHWEST BAHAMAS WILL CONTINUE PUSHING SOUTHEASTWARDS WHILE DISSAPPATING TODAY. NORTHWEST BAHAMASWEATHER: NONE SIGNIFICANT.WINDS: SOUTHWEST TO WEST AT 15 KNOTS AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING NORTH TO NORHTEAST AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS BEHIND THE FRONT.SEAS: 3 TO 5 FEET AHEAD OF THE FRONT BECOMING 2 TO 4 FEET BEHIND THE FRONT.CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS AND TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDSWEATHER: NONE SIGNIFICANT.WINDS: VARIABLE LESS THAN 10 KNOTSSEAS: LESS THAN THREE FEET OVER OPEN WATERMOONRISE AT 5.55 PM AND MOONSET AT 6.32 AMHIGH TIDE AT 7.22 AM AND LOW TIDE AT 1.04 AMHIGH TIDE AT 7.39 PM AND LOW TIDE AT 1.46 PMEXTENDED FORECAST: HIGH PRESSURE WILL DOMINATE THE WEATHER ACROSS THE ISLANDS WEDNESDAY AND SHIFT EASTWARDS AS ANOTHER FRONT PUSHES INTO THE BAHAMAS LATE THURSDAY/EARLY FRIDAY.FORECAST FOR WEDNESDAY:WEATHER: NONE SIGNIFICANT.WINDS: EASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 KNOTS.SEAS: 2 TO 4 FEET OVER OPEN WATERS.FORECAST FOR THURSDAY:ADVISORY: SMALL CRAFT IN THE NW BAHAMAS URGED TO EXERCISE CAUTIONWEATHER: CHANCE FOR SHOWERS BY NIGHTFALL AS A FRONT MOVES INTO THE NORTHERN BAHAMAS.WINDS: S TO SW 15 TO 20 KNOTS IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND SE TO S 10 TO 15 KNOTS IN THE CNTRL/SE BAHAMAS.SEAS: 4 TO 6 FEET IN THE NW BAHAMAS AND 2 TO 4 FEET IN THE CNTRL/SE BAHAMAS. Marine Forecast 18th August 2015 Noon Bahamas Marine Forecastlast_img read more

Klopp stands by comments over Burnleys dangerous challenges

first_imgLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists that using aggressive measures in tackling results is a dangerous risk and needs to be carefully monitoredThe German’s comments come following Joe Gomez’s fractured leg injury due to a heavy challenge from Burnley’s Ben Mee.Gomez was forced to withdraw after just 23 minutes of Wednesday’s game at Turf Moor and is expected to miss up to six weeks of action.Afterwards, Klopp hit out at Burnley’s dangerous challenges – which left the Clarets coach Sean Dyche fuming.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…But, while accepting Mee did not intentionally hurt Gomez, Klopp insists football needs to take a more careful approach to slide tackles in the future.“It’s not about sliding tackles,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “It’s about doing it in the right moment and not for impressing the opponent.”On Burnley’s style of play, Klopp added: “It’s a bit of dangerous play, I stick to that opinion.”Liverpool, who won 3-1 at Burnley in the end, will face Bournemouth away this Saturday in the Premier League.last_img read more

Air Force Growth Should Continue beyond 2016 James Says

first_imgIn her last six months in office, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said she would keep both the Pentagon and Congress focused on the need to boost the service’s end strength to as many as 325,000 airmen.The Air Force’s active-duty end strength is slated to increase from its current level of 311,000 to 317,000 by October, but to relieve an overworked force and to expand capabilities in cyber and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, additional personnel will be needed, James said.“I am absolutely certain that we need somewhere on the order of 321,000 to 325,000 active-duty airmen,” James told Air Force Times last week. “It would be fantastic to have more than that. If we could have that many, though, I think it would go an enormous way to helping with some of the strain that we are feeling.”Additional personnel would help address the severe shortage in maintainers, an occupation that is about 4,000 airmen short. An increase in end strength also would boost the number of pilots and other personnel needed to fly unmanned aerial systems, as well as cyber and nuclear missile airmen.In May, then-Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh said the Air Force needs between 40,000 and 60,000 additional airmen to fulfill all of the missions it is being asked to carry out. “Every problem we have in growing, in modernizing, increasing mission capability, is manpower related,” Welsh said.James said reaching an active-duty end strength of 325,000 is an achievable goal, according to the story. “It is a blend of what I consider to be realism, as well as what I think will go a long way to helping our Air Force regain some readiness health,” she said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more