Students benefit from Warren Weir Foundation

first_imgTen students, ranging from the primary to tertiary level, were recipients of back-to-school financial grants from the Warren Weir Foundation.The presentation, from the Olympic 200 metres bronze medallist, took place at the Facey Commodity Merchandise Division on Wednesday.The financial contributions, Weir said, are to help the various families offset back-to-school expenses and he hopes other sponsors will contribute to his Foundation and assist more students in the future.”As a single parent, back to school is one of the roughest times and we know the pain they (parents) face when it’s back to school, so it’s a wonderful feeling to know that I am in a position to come back and help them,” Weir, who is the brand ambassador for Serge Island milk, said.”As role models, we know that we have a job to give back to the wider society. So it’s not hard to give back,” he continued. “It is something that I always wanted to do. When I was younger, I said, whenever I am in a place where I am okay and I can give back to the wider society, I would, and it’s a pleasure to know that I can come here today and do that,” he noted.Four male students, Nathan Morrison (New Providence Primary), Justice Case (Jamaica College), Daniel Matthew (Papine High) and Royan Newman (Naggo Head Primary, along with six females, Kemora Pilliner (Grove Primary), Thembeka Jarrett (Cedar Grove Academy), Shenelle Harriott (Merl Grove High), Lotoya Coley (Lacovia High) and Britanyah Dunn (Bog Walk Primary), were selected through national outreach programmes and churches, and the athletic star wants to now expand the programme to assist more of the nation’s children.Selection process”They were selected from three churches and one outreach programme and the amount (contribution) was based on their (school) level. Primary got a certain amount, high school got a certain amount and tertiary got a certain amount.”Also, if you are doing CXC and a child is in third form, the CXC student would get more or a child in six grade would get more than a child in five grade,” he explained. “But I’d like for more sponsors to come on board. They are not sponsoring me, this is to help my Foundation and reach out to more kids.”It doesn’t have to be much, just a pencil, a pen, a book goes a long way, as there are kids out there with nothing for school. So once you can reach out to them in some way, it would be a wonderful gesture,” he said.Delroy Edwards, a family member of Merl Grove High’s sixth former, Shenelle Harriott, said it will be of great assistance and heaped praise on Weir for his conscience and foresight.”Things are really tough, so this means a lot; it will help cut down the expenses and help her go to school and continue her education, so this contribution will help a lot,” he said.”I want to thank Warren for the contribution and tell him keep it up and may God continue to bless him,” he commented.Rhona Jarrett, the guardian of Thembeka Jarrett, was extremely grateful for the contribution, which she says will eliminate her burden of school fees this term.”I just want to thank Warren to help us in paying the school fee. I am grateful, very grateful,” she said.last_img read more

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In Your Neighbourhood

first_img Mandeville-based journalist Paul Byfield, who covered sporting events in Manchester and St Elizabeth for the last 15 years, will be buried today following a church service starting 11 a.m. at the Pentecostal Church on Brumalia Road. Byfield, who primarily worked as a correspondent for CVM TV, died two weeks ago at the age of 54 after battling colon cancer. At a special get-together on Thursday night, Byfield’s home in the community of Waltham was packed with persons from the sporting, business, and civil communities in Mandeville. Retired sports administrator Pat Anderson, who is credited with introducing Byfield to the field of sports coverage when he handed him a tape of a popular road race in Mandeville around 2000, remembered his energy in covering sports. “He was among the first on the list of invitees when planning a function as you felt that if he came, it would definitely be covered. I admired that about him,” said Anderson. The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC), through its president, Orville Henriques, also offered a tribute to Byfield’s work and condolences to his family. “Byfield was one of the first journalists to cover events at MRPC, so we remember him with much gratitude in helping to get shooting out at a time when people didn’t believe in what we were trying to achieve,” said Henriques. “May his soul rest in peace, and I know it is a difficult time for his family, but I wish them the same energy and interest he had to succeed.” Women With a Purpose 5K Run/Walk Treasure Beach and its environs will come alive today, starting with this morning’s Women With A Purpose 5K Treasure Hunt Run/Walk event. The Treasure Beach Women’s Group is the chief organisers of the event, which seeks to bring awareness to breast cancer victims and former victims who have beaten the odds by surviving. The group is seeking to raise $3 million to fund their outreach services. The event has got a tremendous boost, with the acquisition of sponsorship from German bra manufacturers Anita, who actually make a special line of bra that caters specifically to women who have had a mastectomy. The race is set to start at 7 a.m., following which there will be an after-party, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Portmore Business House football kicks off Naggo Head win INSPORTS netball rally Mandeville sportscaster to be buried today There were incentives galore as the finals of the Central Manchester Sports Development Committee netball leagues for the fourth quarter were completed at the May Day High School last Sunday. For the second year in a row, Williamsfield emerged as champions, defeating Bombay 22-20 in an exciting senior final, which was decided in the last two minutes of the game. The junior final was decided in similar fashion, with Pear Tree taking the title after outlasting Albion 16-13. Porus snapped up third place by defeating Broadleaf 22-17. The prize was impressive, with Williamsfield collecting $60,000, a trophy and 10 medals. Bombay were left smiling with $40,000 for second place, while Police garnered $30,000. Pear Tree collected $50,000 for the junior crown, with second-place Albion getting $30,000 and Porus pocketing $20,000. The payout for the individual awards were similarly decent, with Williamsfield’s Samantha Martin and Pear Tree’s Sheena Ricketts each taking home $10,000 for being the respective senior and junior Most Valuable players. The Most Disciplined team award, copped by Albion, yielded a $25,000. Baseball/softball certification Waterhouse United staved off the challenge of Braeton All Stars to carve out a 20-point (300-280) victory over their arch-rivals in the Jamaica Domino Council Association Premier League mid-season final at the Olympia Crown Hotel, 53 Molynes Road, St Andrew. Earlier, in arguably the best match of the season, Waterhouse United shocked previously unbeaten Braeton All Stars 300-299 in a nail-biting countdown during the eighth round. With the victory, Waterhouse gained additional bragging rights, a trophy, and a cash award. Williamsfield, Pear Tree win Central Manchester titlescenter_img Naggo Head Primary were crowned Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Klayto Sutherland Portmore Primary Schools Netball Rally champion, after they defeated Portsmouth 2-0 in the final last Wednesday. Naggo Head’s Quacian Davis was named the competition’s Most Valuable Player (MVP). Waterford copped third place as they surprised Ascot Primary 3-1. Ascot looked good in the preliminary round as they notched up three straight wins. Ten schools contested the one-day event. The league commences on Wednesday, October 26. At the end of the final on Wednesday, Andrea Hanson, INSPORTS’ officer for Portmore, handed over the winning trophy to a jubilant Naggo Head team. Waterhouse United are mid-season champs Edwards, Hamilton take George Lee Foundation 6KM The quartet of Oshane Archibald, Kimara Austin, Jon Saleem Oliphant, and Natasha McKenzie were the top performers at the Church Teachers’ College 5K Run/Walk held in Mandeville last weekend. Archibald, representing GC Foster College, was first past the finish line in the 4600-metre run in a good 14 minutes and 29 seconds, finishing ahead of Holmwood Technical schoolboy Obrien Frith. Daniel Glave (GC Foster), Ainsworth Daley (Knox), and Kajay Walker (GC Foster), respectively, rounded out the top five. Kimara Austin of Spaldings High, who came in 24th overall at 19 minutes, 31 seconds, was the first-place female. Garrett Donald, who at age 11 was the youngest competitor, came in 30th overall at an impressive 20 minutes and 35 seconds. Oliphant and McKenzie defended their titles in the male and female walk, respectively. Oliphant was timed in 29:40, while McKenzie, who was third overall, finished in a time of 34:23. Coaches in Portmore and the corporate area were certified during a joint venture coaching course in softball/baseball by the Jamaica Baseball Association and the Jamaica Amateur Softball Association and Socana Elite, a Canadian-based coaching duo of Candice Stephens and Courtney Auger, at the Ascot Primary School in Portmore, recently. Stephens is an international pitcher for Canada and she possesses seven variations of pitches, while Auger is an international batter and catcher for South Africa and is ranked 18th in World softball. Both players suited up for Strathmore Magic, among other teams. The coaches were given practical and theoretical assignments, including teaching skills and rules of the games to children and how to instill discipline and proper conduct for budding players. Other information shared included setting up the batting line-up and field placements. Three-time defending champions Cable Pro got off to a less than inspirational start to their season as they were held 0-0 by newcomers Konnexx in the Portmore Business House five-a-side football league at the Sunshine playing field in Naggo Head, Portmore, on Wednesday night. During what was the official start of the season, Wisynco copped the best outfit award in the uniform parade. Next week’s games pit Network Plus versus Wisynco at 7:30 p.m., while the feature match at 8:30 p.m. will see Bridgeport Police battle Lasco Distributors. All games will be played at the Sunshine playing field. GC Foster athlete tops Church Teachers College 5K Showayne Edwards and Ackelia Hamilton won the respective male and female categories in the George Lee Foundation 6KM Road Race at the Portmore HEART Academy recently. Hamilton won in 20 minutes and 22 seconds to beat Bridgeport High’s 16-year-old athlete, David Thompson, who clocked 20 minutes and 42 seconds. St Catherine High’s Romardo Huluzana placed third in 21 minutes, .01 second. Hamilton, a student at St Catherine High, took the female section in 26 minutes, 24 seconds, while her schoolmate, Serena Douglas (26 minutes, 40 seconds), and Dana Thomas (27 minutes, 59 seconds) of Bridgeport High, placed second and third, respectively. Mayor George Lee, who died three years ago, is the first elected mayor in Portmore. He played a major role in Portmore achieving municipal status. The foundation, headed by Anita Lee, the former mayor’s widow, has been coordinating the event alongside OnDiRun, a data-management organisation. Proceeds of the road race will go towards scholarships for schoolchildren and a Senior Citizens Recreation Centre, two things the late mayor was passionate about.last_img read more

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Reeves Preaches ‘Meaningful Change’

first_imgDr. Jones and running mate Dr. ReevesBy David A. YatesThe political leader of the Movement for Economic Empowerment (MOVEE), Dr. J. Mills Jones, yesterday announced Rev. Dr. Samuel Reeves as his running mate at a mammoth gathering at the party’s headquarters in Monrovia. Dr. Reeves is the senior pastor of the historic Providence Baptist Church.“A new day is about to dawn for Liberia. The future is now. It is time for a meaningful change, and a new day has come for Liberia,” Dr. Reeves said in his acceptance speech.“God has sent us a new wave and we must ride it to a new destination of hope, patriotism, national service, and sacrifice, inclusiveness and integrity.”He indicated that such a vibrant duo with Dr. Jones means a new destination has been planted in “our common destiny of constant prayer, common sense, brilliant planning, selfless compassion, and godly integrity.“A destination locked in a common destiny that looks beyond our social alliances, tribal affiliations, theological jurisdictions, political justifications, and connections.”He indicated that the Jones-Reeves ticket presents to the Liberian people possibilities, potentials, and equal opportunity for all Liberians.“That is why we are prepared to provide opportunities to lift Liberia and Liberians from the dirt of poverty, underdevelopment, and illiteracy,” he said, adding, “we are prepared to provide opportunities that will build our confidence and ensure our self-reliance.”Through confidence, self-reliance, hard work, creativity, innovation, and prayers, Dr. Reeves noted, “God will make us instruments of His miracles in the transformation and development of our nation.”Reap What You SowApparently reacting to corruption, the MOVEE vice standard bearer stressed that the new Liberian society under their care will teach Liberians, especially public servants that they must not expect to “reap where they have not sown.”“The national mindset today is more like ‘if it is good for me now it really doesn’t matter what happens later.’ If the truth be told, our churches, religious institutions, civil society, NGOs, and government have largely and continue to contribute to this mindset ofentitlement without service, integrity and hard work,” he said.“Our messages of instant gratification have led to a whole generation who only want to see instant results, immediate relief, and painless profits. This is not the natural and honorable cause of nature. My friends, young and old, listen: the future is now, and it’s time for meaningful change.”“If we want our nation to change,” Dr. Reeves said, “Liberians must not only change the messages coming from our pulpits on Sundays, and mosques on Fridays, and the policies from Capitol Hill on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, but we must begin to change from today.“If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you’ve always got. And we are not satisfied with what we have. Beginning today, we must be the change we want to see.”Dr. Reeves said: “We must from now on deliver and begin to live messages of hard-work, creativity, innovation, dedication, commitment, perseverance, diligence, responsibility, integrity, God first, Liberia second and me last. In this, we will automatically become God’s miracle agents of positive and productive transformation in our homes, churches, mosque, schools, and communities.”Dr. Reeves, before returning to Liberia in 2006, served as co-pastor of the Madison Square Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States and assumed the role of pastor at the Providence Baptist Church.In May, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf appointed him co-chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Grand Bassa Community College (GBCC).In announcing his choice yesterday, the MOVEE standard bearer, Dr. J. Mills Jones, told scores of supporters at the party’s headquarters that Dr. Reeves is the perfect partner for the journey ahead.“It is my pleasure to announce that I have selected Dr. Samuel B. Reeves to serve as my vice standard bearer because he is a Liberian who stands for social justice, a Liberian who stands for peace and a Liberian who stands for development,” Dr. Jones said.He added: “Dr. Reeves has the ability to be a partner in progress so that at the end of the day we will be able to say that he was part of the administration, not just the vice president.”Dr. Jones returned to his repeated mantra and told his enthusiastic fans that his administration will fight poverty and create a social contract between the government and the governed based on trust.“Our party has proclaimed that poverty is not our destiny. This is a clear testament of our hope for better days ahead for our country, Liberia,” the man known as ‘poverty doctor’ said. “We have asked the question if the government cannot take risks on Liberians, who should it take a risk on? For me, I have always known the answer to the question of taking risks on Liberians: the welfare of Liberians must be first, and if not in Liberia, then where? We say, count on us.”And in this connection, Dr. Jones said: “We want to be quite clear that under a Movement for Economic Empowerment administration, the financial inclusion policy that we started while in public service will continue and will be strengthened, learning from lessons learned.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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UBA Foundation Presents Books to SOS Children’s Village

first_imgMr. Balogun presents books to SOS’s Children Village, while others (background) look on with excitement.The United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation on Friday, November 23, launched the UBA Community Service Day, dubbed the “Each One Teach One Initiative”, by identifying with students and school authorities at the SOS Children’s village in Monrovia.The purpose is for all staff to get an opportunity to give back to their community in their own way. This was done by helping the underprivileged and young children to acquire skills that they may use to make money.Activities that took place included donation and reading of books to the children, life-saving skills such as first aid training, entrepreneurial and financial inclusion skills, among others.UBA Foundation is the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of UBA, which is currently implementing the “Each One, Teach One Initiative” for youth in Africa. The event was held simultaneously across all UBA subsidiaries in Africa, with the aim of making a huge social impact on youth on the continent, and serves as the UBA Community Service Day.UBA Foundation, in a statement, said through her four major areas of focus – Education, Environment, Economic Empowerment, and Special Projects — the organization will continue to positively impact the lives of African youth.UBA Liberia Chief Executive Officer, Olalekan Balogun, who was at the program with some staff, praised the administration of the institution for their professional stance in molding the minds of Liberia’s future leaders.Earlier, the Head of Marketing and Corporate Communication, Mrs. Melody Mezay-Ketter, said that the Foundation, over the years, has been impacting lives positively in the country and in other parts of Africa.She added that this is another opportunity to make a difference in the lives of millions of Africans.The SOS Children’s Village students were also excited to receive the UBA Foundation staff as their members interacted with them.Head of SOS Children’s Village Liberia, Augustine Allieu, expressed thanks and appreciation to UBA Foundation for this initiative, specifically the provision of cartons of books for the students.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Huskies beat Vipers 4-2 in home opener

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – It wasn’t the prettiest-ever start to a game, but the Fort St. John Huskies got ‘er done on Saturday night, winning their home opener against the Sexsmith Vipers.The Huskies continued their theme of peppering the opposing goalie with shots by outshooting the Vipers 43-31, with 23 shots in the first period alone. Nervousness about playing in front of the over 500-strong crowd got to the Huskies early, as the Vipers capitalized on an early powerplay to go up 1-0 1:40 into the first frame. After the Vipers took a few of their own penalties of their own, the Huskies finally got on the board courtesy of a Drew Fudger powerplay goal with 2:30 remaining in the first assisted by Jacob Lang and Jared Lowen.Going into the second, the Pups seemed to settle down a bit, continuing their offence with another 11 shots on net. Geoff Dick and Kyle Crawford both found the back of the net less than a minute apart, with Lowen assisting on both goals. Adam Bowie and Elias Thompson also helped on the goals. While the Vipers managed to come back to within one goal late in the second, the Huskies sealed the deal when Jarod and Jacob Lang teamed up to put one into the back of the empty Sexsmith net with just over one minute left in the third.- Advertisement -The Huskies are back on home ice on Friday night when they host the Grande Prairie County JDA Kings, before heading to Beaverlodge on Saturday night to take on the Blades.last_img read more

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Crews continuing oil spill clean up efforts east of Fort St. John

first_imgPius Rolheiser is a spokesman for Imperial Oil. He says the area remains closed off as crews are still working to determine an estimate on the size of the spill.“We have the area impacted by the release of crude oil still isolated. It’s about 100 metres by 200 metres, the site remains secure and we have wildlife deter measures in place, he explains. “We’re still determining an estimate of the spill, and that will depend on out recovery. It’s difficult to estimate volume because of the amount of water that was already there because of the location and the rain. Rolheiser adds, despite there being no streams leading to water near the spill, Imperial Oil is still monitoring water to make sure there is no contamination. – Advertisement -“There are no streams or waterways in the vicinity. We’re actively monitoring all locations to make sure none of this makes its way into the water bodies.” he says.The Blueberry and Doig River First Nations were notified of the spill. Rolheiser says that both have been helpful in providing assistance when it comes to possible interference from wildlife.“On Monday, we had some representatives from the Doig River First Nation visited the site to have a look at what we were doing,” he adds. “They were able to provide us with valuable guidance on additional wildlife deterrent measures since moose pass through the area.”Advertisement It’s unknown how long crews will be cleaning the area, however they will remain on site until the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission is satisfied with the work.“We will stay at this until it is done, and until the OGC is satisfied,” Rolheiser states. “We’re working very closely with the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission, we’ll stay stay there until the job is done.”last_img read more

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TRIATHLON NEWS: 24/7 CLUB ATHLETES DO WELL IN SPRINT TRIATHLON

first_imgMembers of the 24/7 Triathlon ClubTwenty five members made the journey to the scenic village of Loughmacrory last Saturday for the Sprint triathlon.Organised By Omagh Triathlon club, this event as well as being a national series race was also the provincial championship.In difficult racing conditions the stand out performances were Aidan Callaghan who was first overall and Christine Russell third female behind Olympian Aileen Reid. Aileen had finished sixth in the recent Commonwealth games and is a full time professional triathlete. In the swim Aileen was out just ahead of Aidan who had a better transition and who then took control of the race and whilst second placed Trevor woods the pre- race favorite made some inroads into his lead a 17.31 five k run meant he had nearly a minute to spare at the end . He is now the Ulster champion and will move up the national overall rankings as a result.Christine was 52nd overall and at sixteen her performance demonstrates why she is a member of the Irish Junior development squad.There were also some fine age group performances with John Conaghan, Fin Begley , Clara Quigley, Adam Speer and Bronagh Ogara all collecting prizes.In the Danny Mc Daid 15k there were also some good performances with Michael Black performing best with an 8th place finish. Nicholas Fowell also ran well after racing on Saturday and Liam Tinney put his disappointing performance from Saturday behind him and ran very solidly.In the Mulroy bay swim Orlaith Fogarty performed best in the 1500 metre swim in a time of 22.23In the Shadow man Half iron man race held in Athlone on Sunday the club had three participants with Colin Dean leading the way home followed by Alan Mitchell as part of a relay just back from a long term injury and the Doyen of the club his father Padraic Mitchell.Training continuesMonday open water swim Gartan 6.30 pm Tuesday Track 7.50 pmWednesday pool 8 pmThursday TT or Brick Foxhall 7 pmSaturday Group cycle 9.30a.m Aura ResultsLoughmacrory sprint Triathlon1 Aidan Callaghan 59.51 Provincial sprint champion16 Adam Speer 1.05 3rd in age group38 Nicholas Fowell 1.08.13 8th in age group39 John Conaghan 1.08.21 1st in age group44 Hugh Gallagher 1.09.08 6th in age group52 Christine Russell 1.10.32 junior provincial female sprint champion and third female overall55 Kevin Connolly 1.10.42 12th in age group81 John McCarron 1.13.25 12th in age group110 Paul Ogara 1.16 24th in age group112 Paul Dillon 1.16.09 19th in age group115 Martin Donnelly 1.16.31 25th in age group128 Cathal Roarty 1.18.13 8th in age group130 Brian Sweeney 1.18.44 30th in age group138 Fin Begley 1.19.10 2nd in age group139 Jarlath Duffy 1.19.11 32nd in age group147 Clara Quigley 1.19.35 3rd in age group151 Brian Ward 1.19.59 21st in age group157 Stephen Sweeney 1.21 38th in age group(2nd in category)174 Bronagh Ogara 1.22.26 2nd in age group225 Killian Nulty 1.27.38 30th in age group234 Julie McGoohan 1.28.32 10th in age group253 Evelyn Boyle 1.33.48 12th in age group259 Sean McAuliffe 1.35.48 32nd in age group277 Joanne Mcgranaghan 1.42.26 8th in age groupMulroy Bay swim 1500metres2 Orla Fogarty 22.236 Mark McCollum 26.539 Keith McClean 27.4014 Adrain wasson 29.2917 Paddy Bond 29.5518 Denis Shields 30.22Shadow man half iron man67 Colin Dean 5.20.2272 Alan Mitchell 5.23.39 (relay)116 Padraic Mitchell 5.38.48Danny Mc Daid 15k8 MIchael Black 55.216 Paul Doherty 59.3519 John Daly 56.0036 Nicholas Fowell 66.0478 Sabrina Mackey 71.45138 Liam Tinney 79.42151 Gavin Hariss 81.40TRIATHLON NEWS: 24/7 CLUB ATHLETES DO WELL IN SPRINT TRIATHLON was last modified: August 5th, 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:24/7 Triathlondonegalletterkennylast_img read more

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Carroll issues a challenge

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Even though the Trojans are sequestered in the Pacific Northwest this weekend, Carroll doesn’t want to totally endorse leaving home, because that goes against the traditional coaches’ code. “In one regard, it’s good to get out on the road,” Carroll said. “In another, it would be nice to have a home crowd. “We talked about how this is a classic situation where all of the media is going to ask all of the questions about letting down the next week. We are going to try to show you that we can go the other way and we can perform better than you can imagine us to perform.” Although Carroll would never admit it, USC’s schedule gets a lot easier beginning today. After grueling victories over three teams (Oregon, Arizona State, Notre Dame) ranked in the top 25 when they played USC, the Trojans enter the cushy phase of the schedule. Washington (1-5, 0-3) would be winless without a victory over lowly Idaho and USC hosts Washington State and Stanford the following two weeks before traveling to face sinking California. “Man, we need to come out and blow people out,” USC wide receiver Steve Smith said. “We’ve had enough close games already.” Although USC completes a brutal stretch of four road games in five weeks, the schedule might assist the No. 1-ranked Trojans today. They get out of Los Angeles and away from the Notre Dame afterglow and play Washington, a team no one will confuse with the Irish. “The Notre Dame is one of those things I haven’t thought about it unless I get asked,” center Ryan Kalil said. “But I get asked a lot.” SEATTLE – Around USC, people are still talking about last week’s thrilling victory over Notre Dame, no matter how many times Trojans coach Pete Carroll tells players to forget about it. “Pretty much everyone is asking me,” USC wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett said. “But that’s in the past. At least that’s what we’re told all the time by coach Carroll.” center_img But even with players like Smith weary of the recent emotional finishes, Carroll worries the Trojans (6-0, 3-0) will play down to the level of opponent, which happened in a closer-than-expected victory against Arizona two weeks ago. “We want to be hard to beat again, that is a big mentality for us,” Carroll said. “But right now it is not showing up as clear as it has in years past.” Carroll craves a game like last year’s 45-7 blowout of Arizona State, where USC put together a complete performance. It could happen today. Then again, USC has lost seven of the past 11 games at Husky Stadium. The one Carroll remembers was a last-second 27-24 loss to 2001 during his first season. The schools’ fortunes have changed drastically since. Washington was ranked No. 11 in the nation and USC entered the game with a 1-3 record. But that loss was Carroll’s only other visit here and it still lingers. “That one really hurt,” he said. Today, USC figures to inflict the pain. This should be a game where Matt Leinart erases those nagging doubts about his sharpness and maybe even tailback LenDale White gets reintroduced to the offense after a one-week sabbatical. Or maybe even tight end Dominique Byrd and fullbacks David Kirtman and Brandon Hancock will see a few passes? But let’s not get too carried away. “It hasn’t been necessary in the games yet for that to happen,” Carroll said. “(Byrd) is doing a nice job, he is blocking well, it just hasn’t been a necessary part of the game. It is going to happen. It will pop up. I know he is probably a little bit frustrated by it. He will catch a lot of balls by the time the season is over.” Byrd caught 37 passes in nine games last season. This year, he has caught just 12 passes in six games. That is a minor quibble, though, for a team seeking its third straight national championship. Just because the game of decade occurred last week, USC needs a short memory or last week’s dramatic victory won’t matter. “We created a lifelong memory but we wouldn’t forget a loss at this point either,” offensive lineman Winston Justice said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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PICTURE SPECIAL: MORE MONSTER WAVES CONTINUE TO BATTER DONEGAL COASTLINE

first_imgPICTURE SPECIAL: Here are more images of the storm that is currently battering Donegal from different parts of the county.The images have been taken from Bunaninver, Sheephaven Bay and Hornhead.The pictures clearly indicate just how treacherous the weather conditions are at the minute. Unfortunately the storm shows no sign of easing with weather forecasters predicting another stormy evening ahead.The Donegal coastline has received a battering  that has resulted in the Ferry services into Arranmore Island having to suspend its service.They could be forced to suspend again tomorrow if the adverse weather conditions continue which would obviously be a nightmare for Islanders.Earlier this morning schoolchildren in Letterkenny had a lucky escape when a tree almost fell on their bus. Thankfully the alert bus driver who has been hailed a hero managed to avoid the tree as it came crashing down on the road.Pictures above courtesy of Moses Alcorn and Brian Ferry.If you’ve got any video footage of the storm then send them into info@donegaldaily.comPICTURE SPECIAL: MORE MONSTER WAVES CONTINUE TO BATTER DONEGAL COASTLINE was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesHigh Seasnewspicture specialStorm Coveragewavesweatherlast_img read more

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Major traffic delays after Irish Water works start on dual carriageway

first_imgCommuters have reacted angrily after major traffic delays in Letterkenny this morning.The delays arise after Irish Water started work on the dual carriageway on the outskirts of the Cathedral Town.The roadworks, a vital part of the improved infrastructure for the town, had been flagged up for some time. However, Irish Water had claimed that only two of the four lanes of the dual carriageway would close.But according to motorists today, just one lane is operating at times leading to a major build-up of traffic.The delay on the dual carriageway had had a major knock-on effect for the town with huge delays in people getting into work.The delays come just a week before further works are due to commence in the Lower Main Street area of the town, a vital artery for many entering the town from the Glenswilly direction. Major traffic delays after Irish Water works start on dual carriageway was last modified: May 8th, 2019 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:delaydonegaldual carriagewayIrish Watertrafficlast_img read more

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