Professionals take to Ela Beach for challenge

first_imgThe 2016 corporate canoeing challenge was hosted by Konedobu Kanu Klab Inc with close to 15 coporate houses taking part in the one-day challenge.Each corporate house has more than five teams competing in the hits before qualifying for the finals in the afternoon.Taking part in the challenge also is Digicel PNG with seven teams from different departments. These include Digicel Vikings (Legal & Regulatory), Digicel Repro (Recharge & Products), Digicel Flip Flops (Marketing), Digicel MoH (HR/L&D/Digicel Foundation),Trend Media/Loop, TVWANders (TVWAN) and Digi Waves (Finance).The Challenge includes three categories; “Open Mixed” (minimum 2 females and 3 males) “Open Men” (5 males) and “Open Women” (5 females).Since corporate va’a challenges are fast becoming a much anticipated fixture on the corporate and social calendars of Moresby sites, the event aims to offer imaginative sponsors an opportunity to promote their business amongst participants and also promotell va’a (outrigger canoeing) as one of the fastest growing sports in the Asia-Pacific.last_img read more

Tim Cone has no PBA ‘GOAT,’ says Sonny Jaworski ‘most important player of all time’

first_img“I think it’s very difficult to compare eras. Mon Fernandez was incredible, I coached against Alvin Patrimonio for many years, he’s incredible,” said Cone after Ginebra’s 90-79 win over TNT in the PBA’s season opener Sunday at Philippine Arena. “I think June Mar is by far the best player in our era but I think it just comes down to who you talk to. You talk to a 70-year-old man who watched Mon he’ll tell you he’s the best ever.”“I mean June Mar is number one [in terms of MVPs] but you know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who’s my favorite player, had six MVPs but they don’t consider him the best of all time cause it’s a different era. Michael Jordan came later, LeBron (James) came later, Bill Russell before all of them. So it’s really difficult to compare eras. If I say June Mar then, that’s saying something about Mon, that’s saying something about Alvin.”Cone may have said that there’s no definitive greatest player, but he can determine who the most important player in league history is.And that’s the “Living Legend” Robert Jaworski.The architect of Ginebra’s “never say die” mantra has only one MVP in his belt but it was Jaworski’s infectious personality and other worldly charm that made him, in Cone’s words, the most important PBA player in history.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra June Mar Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone knows greatness when he sees it.He has coached some of the greatest in PBA’s rich history like Johnny Abarrientos, Bong Hawkins, Abet Guidaben, Marlou Aquino, Alvin Patrimonio, and Allan Caidic in both the club and country levels.ADVERTISEMENT Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone PLAY LIST 01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone01:33Leo Austria, SMB wary of ‘more experienced’ Hotshots ahead of PBA Finals rematch00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Cone, the league’s most successful head coach with 21 titles, also coached against the legendary Robert Jaworski several times in the 1990s and late 80s and of course his Alaska team went up against Patrimonio’s Purefoods team in the same period.The level of grandeur Cone has with him and surrounding him is second to none so when he said there’s no definite “greatest player of all time” then, it has to be true.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissCone said it’s almost impossible to compare the eras in determining the greatest PBA player since June Mar Fajardo, the league’s only five-time MVP, didn’t play against four-time winners Ramon Fernandez and Patrimonio.READ: Fajardo honored to be in PBA ‘GOAT’ convo but won’t say he’s greatest Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Jaworski also became a senator from 1998 to 2004 wherein he has authored and co-authored bills that eventually became laws that protected several environmental and ecological areas in the Philippines.“The Big J” also co-authored the Clean Air Act and Solid Waste Management Act.“He may not be the best player but the biggest personality, the most important player of all time? Jaworski. Sonny. He won one MVP but the most important personality in our league, it was Jaworski.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View commentslast_img read more

Governor urges faster track for high-speed rail

first_imgIt seemed to signal a sharp change in direction for the Republican governor, who in January proposed a 2007-08 state budget that would leave the California High-Speed Rail Authority on life support. Schwarzenegger also asked lawmakers to remove a $9.9 billion high-speed and conventional rail bond measure from the November 2008 ballot. The proposal already has been held up twice with Schwarzenegger’s support. Sale of the bonds would help pay for a high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay area. It would be part of a $40 billion, 700-mile system the authority hopes the state will build, linking Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno with trains running at top speeds of more than 200 mph. Supporters say the project would provide a much-need alternative to crowded freeways and airports as the state grows by an estimated 17 million residents over the next 50 years. A Schwarzenegger spokeswoman, Sabrina Lockhart, said the governor “has always believed that high-speed rail has benefits. But his concern is asking taxpayers to mortgage SACRAMENTO – California’s Hummer-driving, motorcycle-riding governor may be getting on board the state’s ambitious high-speed rail project after years of coolness toward the program. In a recent op-ed column in The Fresno Bee, Gov. Schwarzenegger extolled the virtues of bullet trains, saying they would help relieve freeway congestion, improve air quality and create greater mobility. “A network of high-speed rail lines connecting cities throughout California would be a tremendous benefit to our state,” the governor wrote. The column appeared three days after an editorial criticized the Republican governor’s “curious coolness” toward rail transit and the high-speed rail project, particularly after the collapse of an Oakland freeway overpass demonstrated the vulnerability of the state’s reliance on highways. $10 billion without identifying where the rest of the estimated $30 billion cost will come from.” In the editorial, Schwarzenegger complained that the state’s high-speed rail board had not completed a “comprehensive and credible plan for financing the system so we can get construction under way.” State Sen. Dean Florez, D-Shafter, a leading legislative supporter of high-speed rail, suggested the governor’s column was “an absolute reversal” brought on by criticism, particularly from Central Valley officials, about the governor’s lack of support for the rail project. “It’s a tremendous turn of events, obviously,” Florez said. Mehdi Morshed, the rail board’s executive director, said the governor’s public expression of support for high-speed rail was “a big benefit for the project.” A preliminary report prepared by a team of high-speed rail board consultants suggests the system could be funded through a combination of state, federal and local government support and private investment, with as much as 30 percent of the money coming from private sources. 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

PRRD seeks public input before referendum on building bylaw

first_imgFollowing the last board meeting, the Peace River Regional District will be seeking public input on Building Bylaw No. 2131, 2014 before taking on a non-binding referendum.PRRD’s Chief Administrative Officer Chris Cvik said the board decided to hand the process back to the electoral directors to discuss with their residents about having mandatory building inspections, tied to rural fire protection.Outside of those areas that receive rural fire protection, the building inspection bylaw would be voluntary.- Advertisement -“Building inspection is a Public Service that benefits property owners, their neighbors and their neighborhoods,” the report presented at the Committee of the Whole meeting in mid-November reads. “Without the service, real estate and land use management becomes a minefield of uncertainty and ‘Buyer Beware’.”The cost of mailing out ballots to 9,795 addresses in the district would be $35,000, for costs including: postage, pre-paid return postage, printing, addressing and stuffing envelopes, and brochure design.The next discussion of this matter will be at the Electoral Area Director’s Meeting on December 17th.Advertisementlast_img read more

Chelsea eye £40m Euro 2016 winner, Liverpool and Newcastle in swap deal? GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Manchester United supremo Ed Woodward missed the club’s flight to China to try to seal Paul Pogba’s world-record £100million move from Juventus. The Red Devils’ executive vice-chairman was scheduled to fly out to Shanghai on Tuesday with Jose Mourinho and his 25-man squad for the pre-season tour. Instead, he stayed behind to focus on a deal for 23-year-old Pogba which Mourinho hopes will be wrapped up by the end of the week. (Daily Mirror)James Wilson, Tyler Blackett and Will Keane are all likely to leave Manchester United this summer as manager Jose Mourinho continues to overhaul his squad. (Daily Telegraph)Striker Wilson is set to join Fulham in Jose Mourinho’s first departure at Manchester United. The 20-year-old will link up with Slavisa Jokanovic’s side on loan. (The Sun)Jose Mourinho has told Juan Mata he does have a future at Manchester United — but he will only play one game in three. Mourinho is also offering an olive branch to Marouane Fellaini. (The Sun)Despite the £32m signing of N’Golo Kante from Leicester, Chelsea remain in the market for another midfielder and they will push for Sporting Lisbon’s Euro 2016 winner Joao Mario , despite his £40m price-tag. (Daily Mirror)Newcastle United are interested in signing midfielder Lucas Leiva as part of the deal that takes Holland international Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool. Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez worked with Lucas during his time at Anfield and is a huge admirer of the Brazilian. Although Newcastle want £27m for Wijnaldum, a compromise package worth between £20-25m is likely if they get a Liverpool player in return. (Daily Telegraph)Arsenal have been put on red alert after Moussa Sissoko revealed he is eyeing a move to a Premier League club. The French ace was part of the Newcastle squad relegated to the Championship last term and he is expected to leave this summer. (The Sun)Atletico Madrid face disappointment in their bid to re-sign Chelsea striker Diego Costa and could turn their attention to Liverpool’s Divock Origi. (Bleacher Report)Chelsea forward Loic Remy will be targeted by Besiktas should the Turkish side fail to complete a permanent deal for Mario Gomez. (London Evening Standard)West Brom last night made a £4.5million bid plus add-ons to land Ciaran Clark from Aston Villa. Tony Pulis has targeted the Republic of Ireland centre-back to bolster his defence and has lodged a formal bid for the 26-year-old. (The Sun)Stoke are interested in signing the striker José Angulo from the Ecuadorian side Independiente del Valle but face competition from clubs in Spain, France and Italy. (Guardian)Crystal Palace have £15million-rated West Ham striker Diafra Sakho in their sights. The 26-year-old Senegal star wants to leave Upton Park after falling out with the club’s top brass, and the Eagles – also keen on West Brom’s Saido Berahino – have joined Sunderland, West Brom and Swansea in chasing him. (Daily Mirror)Manchester City have made an official approach to West Ham about signing youngster Reece Oxford. The 17-year-old central midfielder, who shot into the public eye in an impressive display against Arsenal on the opening day of last season, is understood to be valued at £15m by the Hammers. (SkySports)Steve Walsh is set to be unveiled as Everton’s new sporting director in the next 24 hours. The Goodison club have pulled off a coup by capturing the man credited with much of the ­spectacular ­recruitment which helped Leicester pull off a miraculous title triumph last season. (Daily Mirror)And here are the latest headlines…?Paul Pogba package could cost Manchester United OVER £120million if Juventus can be ‘convinced’, talkSPORT toldSTUNNING transfer report: Manchester City to target Leicester ace Riyad Mahrez if they fail to land Leroy SaneTottenham FC transfer news: Georges-Kevin N’Koudou set for medical today as £10m deal agreedTottenham FC transfer news: Clinton N’Jie ready to snub interest from Marseille and fight for Spurs placeLiverpool FC news: Ragnar Klavan has Reds medical and set to seal £4.2m switch on WednesdayDiego Costa NOT for sale – Chelsea striker firmly in Antonio Conte’s plans, claim reportsArsenal FC transfer news: Bolton defender Rob Holding heading to Emirates in £2m dealArsenal BLOW! Gunners’ striker target Mauro Icardi in talks over new Inter Milan contract, reveals agent and wife – ‘He wants to stay!’Gonzalo Higuain latest: Napoli offer Arsenal and Juventus target huge new deal to remain at clubSporting Lisbon tell Chelsea and Manchester United to FORGET about signing star man Joao MarioManchester United and Chelsea to miss out on top target Andre Gomes as Real Madrid enter ‘advanced talks’ over Portugal starCONFIRMED: Burnley sign Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson from Charlton AthleticCONFIRMED: Norwich City sign Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 hero Michael McGovern on free transferlast_img read more

No Barriers Foundation build strong summer campaign

first_imgThe Donegal-based No Barriers Foundation is planning an exciting few months of fundraising events to raise money for revolutionary equipment to benefit local people with disabilities. The No Barriers Foundation is a not for profit company founded by Chartered Physiotherapist Johnny Loughrey, limited by guarantee and working in association with Letterkenny Lions Club.The Foundation aims to raise €150,000 by the end of 2017 to purchase an Eksobionics robotic skeleton, which will help people with MS, brain injury and stroke effects to improve their mobility. Upcoming Fundraising events:We are jumping out of a perfectly good plane!!!We are roped 50 brave souls into doing a Skydive over the world’s 2nd most scenic airport Carrickfinn on August 6th, 7th, 8th.  If you like to conquer your fear of heights join us, alternatively sponsor one of our Jumpers we would love to hear from you.JT Physiotherapy: Reformathon June 1Oth The clinic will be running Reformer Pilates all day!They are also offering Physiotherapy/Massage at normal prices with 100% of the money raised on the day going towards No Barriers. (Please book appointments by contacting the clinic 074 9111010)There will also be a doctor in the house offering free medical checks, in case your blood pressure is high at the thought of jumping out of that plane!!And after all that you might just need a coffee! We have the perfect solution Richard Finney from The Counter on hand to take care of your caffeine hit!What No Barriers is all about: Breaking down actual and perceived barriers to exercise and physical activity for those with physical and mental disabilities.  Improving physical and mental health through evidence based Physiotherapy, exercise and nutritional support.  Encouraging greater levels of independence by improving strength and physical fitness in those with physical and mental disabilities.  Facilitating the integration of those with physical and mental disabilities into group exercise within their community.  Working alongside other non-profit and government led organisations for the best interests of those with physical and mental disabilities. In 2016 No Barriers Physiotherapist Johnny Loughrey worked with Paralympics Ireland and travelled to the Rio Paralympic Games with the team. Since working closely with Paralympics Ireland Johnny could see the perceived barriers that exist for those with disabilities – seeing the level of conditioning and seeing how much we can actually do with the right type of equipment. The philosophy of No Barriers is recognising the need in our community to create a platform that breaks down the barriers that exist to exercise, our most basic yet most powerful tool to stay fit, healthy and happy. Those with any form of limited mobility or disability can train in the same way that able-bodied individuals can but many do not have the support they need to: a) Find out what sports/types of exercise they can do.b) Have the finances to be able to get this support privately as for many their physical or mental disability has affected their ability to gain employment. c) Realise it’s ok to have a different baseline fitness/level of functional ability from the general population but that the principles of exercise are the same- small increases in strength/mobility over time reap big results. Get fitter, live longer.We need to think outside the box.An enterprise such as this in the community would benefit a huge amount of people. We are not interested in setting up a project that isolates these individuals in a clinical/hospital type environment. We are striving to create a centre, which can cater for both those with disabilities but also the general public/kids/elderly so that people can exercise side by side supervised by a trained health professional- create a socially inclusive health centre. Someone using an EKSO robotic exoskeleton with a spinal cord injury can be walking past individuals doing a low impact circuit training class or using the HUR strength suite. A friendly, positive and inclusive environment.When completed this would be the benchmark that the rest of Ireland would be looking towards- there is no other facility in Ireland that would have this type of equipment or give those with physical and mental disabilities these opportunities. The specialist equipment needed the EKSO exoskeleton would cost in the region of €160,000 ex Vat.We really think this is feasible and provided we can get the above parties/organisations to work together we could have Ireland’s leading inclusive Rehab/Exercise facility in the country. Furthermore, the most recent figures available show that Donegal has a disproportionately high incidence of collision-related head injury while the 2015 National Stroke Register shows that outside of Dublin and Cork, Donegal has the highest incidence of stroke in the country. “As someone who is learning to walk again, I cannot stress how much a piece of equipment like an Exoskeleton would mean to my own recovery. I tried one out a few months back and it was an amazing feeling to be upright and walking, it gave me a confidence and a push to keep improving,” said Ex-Senator Jimmy Harte. “Donegal has wonderful people working in the health service but unfortunately they are working with limited resources. An exoskeleton for the county would mean that people like myself with head injury, stroke or MS would have an opportunity to explore other avenues of rehabilitation and maximise our chances to live as independently as possible, and improve our physical strength. Director of the No Barriers Foundation, Johnny Loughrey, said the Exoskeleton is a comprehensive gait therapy tool which provides unparalleled rehabilitation for patients and therapists alike. “Everyone will have different levels of ability and everyone’s recovery story is individual so it’s important to manage expectations.”The fundraising drive is part of the No Barrier’s Foundation’s ‘Positive Steps’ campaign which aims to secure an Exoskeleton for Donegal by the end of the year. It is being run in conjunction with the Letterkenny Lions Club. There are currently 4 Eksobionic suits in Ireland, all owned by charitable organisations, only 1 of which is available for public use and based in Cork. There are currently none based along the North West or West Coast. This equipment allows wheelchair users, ranging from those with mild muscle weakness to those with severe spinal cord injuries, to walk again whilst in the machine. There are numerous health benefits to this, including improving muscle strength/tone where able, maintaining joint range of movement, preventing osteoporosis, regulating blood pressure and improving bladder and bowel function. There are also many psychological benefits the user receives from being able to stand and exercise alongside those within his/her community.This world class equipment would be very beneficial in Donegal and should be available for public use. Once discharged from rehabilitation in the hospital setting, this kind of support would provide an invaluable means to progress with their recovery. These individuals should not be isolated in a clinical/hospital setting. Once purchased, the objective is that the Exoskeleton will be located in various towns throughout the county on a regular basis. The locations will all have suitable wheelchair access and toilet facilities. A specialist Neuro Physiotherapist, who is already trained in using the EKSO exoskeleton, will be working alongside the project.You can contact us on: Our New Website: Nobarriers.ieFind us on Facebook: No Barriers FoundationGo Fund Me: No Barriers Foundation No Barriers Foundation build strong summer campaign was last modified: May 29th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:charityDisabilitiesfundraisingJT Physiotherapyno barriers foundationlast_img read more


first_imgSHEEPHAVEN SUB AQUA CLUB NOTES.Saturday morning’s Sheephaven SAC dive was to Glinisk, a sheltered bay just upstream from Mevagh Boat yard.Maximum depth at this site is no greater than 12 metres and it has a good sandy seabed complete with lugworm castings and a few nice reefs that provide protection for some lovely large Conger Eels. Also observed on site was a cute little baby Dogfish, not much longer than finger length, loads of shore Crabs, anemones and an elegant Thornback Ray.Maximum surface to surface on the calm but chilly winter’s morning was 30 minutes, with water temperatures of 6 degrees Celsius and good in-water visibility of over 4 metres horizontally, all of which produced a lovely Saturday morning dive with plenty of quality marine life to see.Sheephaven SAC had another above average turnout of Sheephaven snorkelers on Sunday morning in PortnaBlagh harbour. Conditions were quite good, with just the occasional hail shower to remind everyone that we are still in the depths of winter.In-water temperature never rose above 8 degrees Celsius but water visibility was reasonable throughout the morning. As always the debrief in Dunfanaghy was well worth coming out for in its own right.Looking forward to the summer Sheephaven SAC is to host the Northern Regional Dive Weekend from their clubhouse in Downings on the weekend of June 24th 2016. These weekends involve dive clubs from around the Region congregating at one location for a series of dives and availing of the local knowledge that the host club has to offer.The host club will also provide all air fills over the weekend and in Sheephavens case provide boats to augment those brought by the visitors to the rally.The visitors for this year’s Northern Regional dive weekend Sheephaven SAC they can look forward experiencing some of the best dive sites around the Irish coast and the opportunity to meeting up with friends and just having the craic, further details will follow on the Sheephaven SAC Facebook page.The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group are premiering a documentary this week entitled The Humpback Whales of Cape Verde, which follows Dr Simon Barrow and other scientists on their quest to show that the Humpback Whales of both north and south hemispheres use the seas off the Cape Verde islands as a breeding ground. The documentary is to be screened in towns and villages around the country over the coming months and a trailer can be seen on .Sheephaven SAC are currently inviting applications for the 2015 Class of Trainees, which is led by the clubs Training Officer Anne Boyle. The Trainee programme follows a well-established process of tutorials and in-water training that will have a new club member diving by April and a recognised dive qualification for a fee of €410. For further information contact Anne on 0876997679.DIVING: SHEEPHAVEN SAC ENJOY GREAT DIVE OFF GLINISK was last modified: January 12th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Joe McTeague Memorial Walk in aid of Donegal Hospice next Sunday

first_imgThe Joe McTeague Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday the 28th of August in Glenveagh National Park at 10.30am. The route will be 5K long.All proceeds in aid of Donegal Hospice.Balloon release on the day in memory of all loved ones that have lost their battle to cancer. Please come along and support this worthy cause!Joe McTeague Memorial Walk in aid of Donegal Hospice next Sunday was last modified: August 21st, 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:5kcancerdonegal hospiceglenveagh national parkjoe mcteaguelast_img read more

Steven Fletcher and Matt Phillips recalled to injury-hit Scotland squad

first_img Alex McLeish’s squad has been hit by injury ahead of crucial Nations League ties 4 Fletcher, centre, has scored three goals for Sheffield Wednesday this season Steven Fletcher and Matt Phillips have been handed recalls to the Scotland squad as under-pressure boss Alex McLeish looks to solve his striking crisis ahead of crucial UEFA Nations League matches against Albania and Israel.Playmaker Ryan Christie has also earned a place in the squad thanks to his brilliant run of form for Celtic. 4 And McLeish is confident both he and his team can respond positively to the setbacks they have suffered in recent weeks.“I learn lessons every time we don’t get the right result and even when we do,” he said.“I like to show my resilience. I’ve been in the game 42 years at the high end, dealing with high pressure. The thing I feel I’m pretty good at is bouncing back from a setback.“Yes, (topping the group) is the minimum requirement and it’s something I believe we’re capable of and something that’s achievable.”It has been suggested by some that failure to reach the play-offs could cost McLeish his job.But he responded to questions on that topic by saying: “That’s not something I’d want to discuss.“I don’t even think about that. I’m just concentrating on the players getting the right result to take Scotland forward and to inspire the Tartan Army again to come in their hordes.” Matt Phillips has four goals for West Brom this season center_img 4 Ryan Christie has three goals and two assists for Celtic 4 However, Celtic defender Jack Hendry, Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay and West Ham wideman Robert Snodgrass have all been overlooked.Injuries to Celtic hitman Leigh Griffiths and Hearts attacker Steven Naismith have left the national team boss short on options up top.Now McLeish has turned to on-form Christie, Sheffield Wednesday striker Fletcher and West Brom forward Phillips as he looks for the firepower that will keep Scotland’s hopes of topping Group C1 alive.Utility man Callum Paterson is also back in McLeish’s set-up up following his impressive recent displays for Cardiff while Michael Devlin – a late call-up ahead of last month’s friendly defeat to Portugal – is back in as cover for injured Hearts defender John Souttar. Aberdeen winger Gary MacKay-Steven was another drafted in midway through last month’s international break and also retains his place.McLeish admits he is feeling the pressure after last month’s defeat to Israel – but aims to use the scrutiny of his position as fuel to inspire his team to victory.“There is always pressure,” he said. “It’s a highly popular game is football. It’s worldwide and being at he top of the tree brings pressure.“You saw Jose Mourinho recently admitting that even the great Jose Mourinho had felt a wee bit of pressure.“But it’s something that you use to empower yourself and make yourself better. And I think that’s something I’ve done all my career.”The Scots opened their Nations League campaign with victory over the Albanians but after defeat in Haifa they must now beat both their rivals to guarantee topping their section and seal a place in the play-offs and a potential wild-card route to Euro 2020.last_img read more


first_imgGarda w Letterkany prowadzi dochodzenie w sprawie morderstwa Bogdana Michalkiewicza, lat 41 ktory by1) polkiej narodowosci ktory mieszkal w Irlandi przez ostatnie 7 lat.Bogdan byl widziany po raz ostatni przed swoim apartamentem na 15 westside, lower Main Street w Letterkanny w czasie lunchu w poniedzialek 13go maja. Westside jest zlokalizowane pomiedzy Lower Main Street I Pearse Road. Wierzymy ze przebywal on w poblirzu I w swoim apartamencie przez caly weekend. Jego cialo zostalo znalezione o 11;00 we srode rano. Zostalo potwierdzone przez Assystenta Patologa to ze pana Bogdn Michalkiewicz zostal brutalnie zamordowany I ze wzgledu na to garda prowadzi dochodzenie w zwiazku z ta sprawa. Jestesmy tu pot ze zwracamy sie z prosba do wszystkich narodowosci irlanckiej I wszystkich spolecznosci zamieszkujacych irlandie I ktore mieszkaja w letterkanny aby skontaktowali sie z garda jezeli naja wiadomosci o nie typowych zdarzeniach I zachowaniach widzianych przy apartamencie Westside lub w okolicach podczas wekendu miedzy 10 a 13 majaKtokolwiek posiada informacje proszony jest aby zadzwonil do Gardy w Letterkanny pod numerem 074 9167100 lub alternatywnie pod numerem poufnym 1800 666 111 lub kazda osoba moze przyjsc na posterunek Gardy w Letterkanny.Anyone with information can make contact with the Gardai at Letterkenny 074 9167100 or alternatively on the Garda Confidential number by calling 1800 666 111 or they can simply call in person to Letterkenny Garda Station.   BOGDAN MURDER: APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN POLISH was last modified: May 16th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BOGDAN MURDER: APPEAL FOR INFORMATION IN POLISHlast_img read more