Girard, Arvie Voted Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

first_imgWomen’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Alanna Arvie, McNeese – So. – Oberlin, La.Arvie set a new personal record in the weight throw for the third straight week while improving her Southland-best mark to 58-6.75, finishing second overall at the Samford Invitational. Her finish was the top of all collegiate competitors. She also placed second in the shot put with a mark of 43-11.75 to boost her to No. 3 in the league rankings. Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Allyson Girard, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Gilbert, Ariz.Girard clocked an altitude-adjusted sub-five minute in the mile run at the Texas Tech Invitational – the fastest time in the conference this year by over 10 seconds. Her pace was good for her second event win and her second program record-setting performance of the current season. Both teams are back in action this weekend, with McNeese hosting the McNeese Indoor II on Friday and the Islanders heading to the Houston Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Southland Indoor Track & Field Weekly RecapFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Allyson Girard and McNeese sophomore Alanna Arvie are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by Honorable Mention: Sarea Alexander, UIW; Sashane Hanson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Honorable Mention: Grace McKenzie, McNeese; Dominique Allen, UIW.last_img read more

Northwestern State Duo Sweeps Weekly Softball Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Cayla Jones and Samantha Guile are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The duo swept the weekly awards after Northwestern State turned in a perfect 4-0 week following a 7-3 win over Grambling State Tuesday and a three-game conference sweep over Southeastern Louisiana over the weekend.The Lady Demons (18-16, 9-3 SLC) currently sit at the top of the Southland standings and are riding a five-game win streak. Northwestern State’s offense has knocked a league-best 24 homeruns, while the pitching staff has collaborated for five shutout victories thus far.Northwestern State’s sweep marks the first time this season that two players from the same institution have won the weekly honors.Softball Hitter of the Week – Cayla Jones, Northwestern State – 2B – So. – Missouri City, TexasJones notched 10 RBIs over four games for Northwestern State last week. The sophomore began her week by knotting the score at 3-3 against Grambling with an RBI. She then followed suit with a grand slam in game one against Southeastern Louisiana and a pair of RBI in game two of the series. Her final appearance of the week was capped with a solo home run shot that sparked a comeback performance for the Lady Demons over SLU in game three Saturday afternoon.Honorable Mention: Bryana Novegil, Stephen F. Austin; Shelby Neatherlin, Incarnate Word; Jade Lewis, Lamar.Softball Pitchers of the Week – Samantha Guile, Northwestern State – Jr. – Bossier City, La.Guile won two games in relief and pitched a complete game to finish the week 3-0 for Northwestern State. Against Grambling, Guile entered the contest with NSU down 3-2, bases loaded and no outs, but was able to escape the inning unscathed. She then picked up the complete-game win against Southeastern Louisiana in game two of the series, allowing just three hits. In game three against SLU, with the Lady Demons trailing by one run, the junior registered four scoreless innings of relief, as Northwestern State completed the comeback bid.Honorable Mention: Julia Voluntad, Lamar; Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State; Ashley Kriesel, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Mallorca 4-Valencia 1 Mallorca was the perfect storm against a broken Valencia

first_imgIn the second half, the torture of Valencia, although it seemed difficult, was even more because in 51 ’Parejo saw the second yellow (somewhat rigorous) and was expelled. With ten players, the Celades were looking forward to the end of a duel that hurts. The 4-0, by Dani Rodríguez, although it was a great goal, it came by inertia. And the Ferran’s final 4-1 did not make the image of Valencia better. Incontestable local triumph. Mallorca danced much better in the rain and it only took seven minutes to get ahead on the scoreboard. Valencia showed no safety behind, was soft and careless in the markings, and Rail it (He was alone in the area and Wass took all the looks of his teammates) headed a foul masterfully served by Salva Sevilla. With the 1-0, the vermilion team smelled blood and wanted to put another gear into the game. Valencia was not comfortable, in just 12 minutes its double pivot (Coquelin and Parejo) already had a yellow one, and the game was precipitous and lacking success in the pass. The Celades were being run over by a team distressed by the descent, but lucid and, in 23 ’, he came 2-0. Budimir He showed more ambition than Diakhaby and, after Coquelin failed to clear the ball, the vermilion tip deflected a shot from Dani and beat Jaume. Valencia was on the canvas and showed no signs of improvement because the difference between the two teams was abysmal. While all Mallorcanist attacks were in danger, the Ches stayed in nothing. And on the edge of rest, a new punch on the table of Vicente Moreno’s with 3-0. It was a video library, by how it was manufactured and the definition. Salva Sevilla, magnificent, moved the entire team and Budimir he surpassed Jaume perfectly with a cross shot. Valencia was a comparsa and Celades sent a clear message: it replaced Cheryshev and gave Ferran entrance. Goals1-0, 6 ‘: Rail it, 2-0, 21 ‘: Before Budimir, 3-0, 40 ‘: Before Budimir, 4-0, 78 ‘: Dani, 4-1, 81 ‘: Ferrán Torres Mallorca is very much alive. After six games without winning, those of Vicente Moreno were the perfect storm and ran over a Valencia descosido And without football. The Goals of Raillo and Dani and the double of Budimir (He forgave the hat-trick in the addition) catapult the vermilion set towards a permanence that gets harder and harder. Ferran already scored 4-0 and it was one of the few ché that showed some passion and success.center_img ChangesFerrán Torres (43 ‘, Cheryshev), Lee Kang-In (60 ‘, Gameiro), Alejandro Pozo (63 ‘, Cucho Hernández), Aleix Febas (68 ‘, Save Seville), Takefusa Kubo (79 ‘, Junior Lake) CardsReferee: Mario Melero LópezVAR Referee: Ricardo de Burgos BengoetxeaEqual (5 ‘, Yellow) Coquelin (11 ‘, Yellow) Rail it (37 ‘, Yellow) Equal (50 ‘, Red) Save Seville (54 ‘, Yellow) Manolo Reina (59 ‘, Yellow) Takefusa Kubo (80 ‘, Yellow) Ferrán Torres (86 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

India trounce Bangladesh for Asia Cup title

first_imgDHAKA (AP):OPENER Shikhar Dhawan hit a career-best 60 as India won the Asia Cup for the sixth time after beating Bangladesh by eight wickets yesterday.The home side was put into bat and posted 120-5 in a rain-hit game that was reduced from 20 to 15 overs after a two-hour delay.World T20 host India won with seven balls to spare, reaching 122-2 as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni smashed a towering midwicket six.Dhawan and Virat Kohli combined for a 94-run partnership for the second wicket after India was reduced to 5-1.Kohli was unbeaten on 41, while Dhoni was on 20.”The top order played sensibly and made it easy for us,” Dhoni said.”It’s looking very good now, we are on track for the World T20. It’s the beauty of the side that everyone is taking responsibility to finishing the game.”Bangladesh’s fast-bowlers Taskin Ahmed (1-14) and Al-Amin Hossain (1-30) shared the wickets.To the delight of the home crowd, Al-Amin broke through in just the second over when he swung one nicely to get the edge of Rohit Sharma (1) who was caught by Soumya Sarkar at first slip.Dhawan and Kohli spent some uncomfortable moments at the crease against the pace of Al-Amin and Taskin. They took their frustration out on Abu Haider, who was playing his first match. Haider conceded 14 runs in his first over and the quick didn’t bowl further in the match.Both Dhawan and Kohli also found Shakib Al Hasan’s left-arm spin to their liking as they kept India in the hunt.Dhoni hurried the victory for India with 20 off six balls including one four and two sixes.”We are disappointed, no doubt. They played really well and we couldn’t keep the pressure,” Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza said.”We have exciting batsmen and bowlers, hopefully this team will carry on from here.”last_img read more

Unmasking the serial killer

first_imgMonrovia- The epidemic Ebola is the most venomous of viruses often disguising itself as malaria, typhoid, flu, diarrhea, headache or a combination of the above or even more.Ebola has defied conventional medical protocols and brought to knees the healthcare systems of some of the countries where the epidemic is rife. It has exposed the lapses in the healthcare protocols of even some of the most advanced countries- case of the Texas nurses that treated Thomas Eric Duncan.However, Ebola comes with a strong but sobering message-that countries should focus energies on preventive healthcare.  Public healthcare systems should put their lenses on population health. Ebola has proven that the general well being of a population supersedes individual healthcare. Those at the lower end of the economic ladder who cannot afford basic healthcare coverage are often left unnoticed.Ebola is a serial killer that is indiscriminate in selecting victims. No one is shielded from the killer virus. Perhaps, if more efforts are concerted towards population health and preventive healthcare, there might be a decrease in the rise of Ebola and other infectious diseases. Similarly, diseases that tend to affect poorer countries would not be subjected to neglect but rather seen as a potential global health epidemic and would require solid attention.Global health bodies like the World Health Organization; the US Centers for Disease Control should align their efforts with frontline organizations like the Doctors Without Borders and Samaritan’s Purse. Ebola is a serial killer that tears down everything in its path from the economy, socialization, cultural practices, education, and also poses a security threat.  In Liberia, one of the countries at the epicenter of the epidemic, mid-term elections for the senate are forced to be postponed because of fear of assembly of a huge number of people.Another vital lesson that Ebola has taught African governments is the need to prioritize the general healthcare of its citizens. Most public officials in Africa prefer medical services abroad, leaving their healthcare systems at home in shambles. The weak and poor are left with no choice but to attend those horrible facilities. This trend has to stop. There is no safe haven for Ebola. Healthcare systems of African governments should be upgraded and public monies directed at research to discover treatments/vaccines for such epidemics.In Liberia, where there are scores of persons reported to have survived the virus, such survivors should be sampled and their blood plasma tested for possible antidotes to the virus. In a recent report, Dr. Kent Brantly of the Samaritan’s purse relief who had survived the virus is reported to have offered his blood plasma to nurses in Texas. Laudable move! Perhaps Liberia has a chunk load for such experiments.It is also reported in Liberia of a medical doctor who had been treating his patients with antiretroviral drugs and recorded success stories. There is no yet known cure for the virus, thus experiments should not be dismissed but subjected to further research. Donors should direct funding to research to ensure donations are not just directed at paying experts but to find a remedy. Ebola has presented an opportunity to research and find treatments for other potentially dangerous infectious diseases and STD’s.Governments in Africa, especially in the region where the epidemic is raging, need to implement robust surveillance, information sharing, effective contact tracing, simple information dissemination and sending clear messages. Finger pointing and the blame game is naïve. As the virus has shown, it has the ability to travel, undetected, evading radars and screenings until it gets set to strike. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as of October 24, there are total cases of 10141, Laboratory confirmed cases of 5692 and total deaths of 4922. This is scary.Healthcare systems should encourage community Health Workers (CHWs) through training and providing better incentives and insurance.  Trainings will unravel new techniques on unmasking the killer earlier and applying universal precautionary procedures.Governments should improve weak infrastructures like roads to enable ambulances to reach even the remotest parts of the countries to transport the sick. The fear of health workers potentially getting Ebola should not subject other patients to die of curable causes because healthcare workers are either poorly trained; incompetent, or lack insurance.The alarm is up and the serial killer is out there, staring at a panicked population, planning a next strike. Identifying the killer is a step in winning the war.While the war on Malaria and AIDS is yet to be won by Africa, she is confronted with an even deadlier Serial Killer that attacks on all fronts. She cannot fight them alone. The sooner the rest of the world realizes this, we’re all safe. About the Author:Lekpele Nyamalon lives in Monrovia, Liberia and can be reached at nyamalon@yahoo.comShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Balotelli signs for home town team Brescia

first_img0Shares0000Mario Balotelli will return ‘home’ to Brescia as he attempts to regain his place in the Italy team © AFP/File / Boris HORVATMILAN, Italy, Aug 18 – Mario Balotelli will return to Italy with home town team Brescia after it was confirmed on Sunday he has signed for the newly-promoted club.The Italian forward has penned a “multi-year contract” and will be officially presented on Monday, the northern team confirmed on their website. “Mario returns home,” Brescia said in a statement.“The return to Italy, after three years, was made possible by Mario’s determination and enthusiasm to return to Brescia, the city where he grew up and where, since he was a child, he stood out for his physical and technical skills,” the club continued.Balotelli, who was born in Sicily but adopted and raised just outside Brescia, has reportedly agreed a three-year deal with the Serie B champions after being released by Marseille in June.“Finally back in MY CITY,” Balotelli posted on social media along with a video collage of photos and clips of different moments of his career.Balotelli made his debut in local team Lumezzane in Serie C as a 16-year-old, before moving to Serie A giants Inter Milan in 2007.However, Balotelli’s debut in the Brescia shirt is not imminent as the striker has to serve a four-match ban and his return could be on September 25 against Juventus.Sky Sports Italia reported Balotelli has signed a three-year deal worth three million euros ($3.3 million) for the first year, plus a further three million if the club remains in Serie A.In the following two years he will receive six million euros per season if Brescia remain in Serie A, Sky reported.The 29-year-old rejected a move to Brazilian club Flamengo as he pushes for a place in the Italian national team as Euro 2020 approaches.Balotelli, who has 36 caps for Italy, has not featured on the international stage since last September as coach Roberto Mancini said he was not playing at a high enough standard.Brescia have been promoted back to the top flight for the first time since being relegated in 2011.Balotelli last played in Serie A with AC Milan on loan from Liverpool in the 2015-2016 season.It was his second spell at AC Milan after 2013-2014. He was part of the Inter Milan side coached by Jose Mourinho that won the Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League treble in 2010.He won three Serie A titles with Inter before switching to Manchester City and helping them claim the Premier League crown in 2012.Brescia, meanwhile, crashed out of the Coppa Italia in the third round on Sunday losing 2-1 to Serie B outfit Perugia, who went through thanks to two goals deep into injury time.0Shares0000(Visited 33 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

RB council makes library top priority

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.After banking money for the past few fiscal years and watching the local library foundation host countless fundraisers, the City Council on Tuesday night finally agreed to make up the difference. Bridging the gap could amount to more than $3.5 million, even with the $1.9 million already earmarked for the building and roughly $600,000 put up by the Redondo Beach Library Foundation. But no one wanted to sit on the plan, considering how the library’s $6.3 million price tag has grown significantly over the past couple of years. After weighing a list of capital improvement projects and hearing pleas from residents toting signs, the councilmen ranked a new Artesia Boulevard library their top priority and asked staff members to find money for it. They’ll revisit the issue at a meeting Nov. 20, when the staff is expected to return with funding options. At 10,800 square feet, the library would be the city’s first new public building in more than a decade, the most recent being the Alta Vista Community Center in south Redondo, completed in 1996. The main library on Pacific Coast Highway was built shortly before that. Mayor Mike Gin said he believes the foundation’s ongoing support helped influence the council’s decision to make it a priority. “This project I think really speaks volumes of our community’s dedication and commitment in partnership with the city,” Gin said. “Were it not for the dedication of (citizens groups), we would not be here.” Foundation President Becky Sargent summed up her reaction Wednesday morning in one word: “Relieved.” As the years passed and the project lingered in the planning stages, Sargent said some donors were beginning to rethink their pledges. “We have been looking at the possibility of a withdrawal of funds by supporters of the project. With much regret, they felt that they needed to tell us if this was not going to get under way, they couldn’t support it,” said Sargent, a former school trustee. “I can’t tell you how pleased I am with the decision.” Still, she said, the foundation doesn’t plan to stop working and will continue rounding up donations for more books, computers and other amenities. It remains to be seen how the council will fill the budget gap, but a likely source is the workers’ compensation and general liability reserve funds. The council considered transferring or borrowing money from the $16.4 million pot Tuesday but decided to wait for new information. Following the advice of city consultants, staff members had recommended keeping a sizable cushion in reserves to pay for unexpected or ongoing workers’ comp claims. And while some councilmen indicated they’d favor putting at least some of that money toward a library, they want staff members to collect data from other cities and analyze the effects of having a smaller reserve fund. Councilman Steve Aspel said he didn’t want to make a drastic reduction to the workers’ comp budget. But, he added, “we have to reduce this somehow, so we can use the money for citizens’ needs.” A new north branch has been a long time coming. The existing building at 2000 Artesia is overstocked and cramped with only 3,663 square feet of space. It was built in 1949, and Redondo’s population has more than tripled since the library was last renovated in 1960. The foundation kicked off a campaign in August 2004 to help make the project a reality. Redondo Beach, which had been planning for a replacement well before that, had also applied for a chunk of state bond money. But hopes sank in December 2004 when the Public Library Construction and Renovation Board doled out the remaining $80 million from a 2000 library bond measure and passed up Redondo. Later, officials gave the library fund most of a $1.1 million reimbursement from the state, which borrowed motor vehicle license fee money during the budget crisis. The total, though, was still short. “I think we’ve finally reached the point where the council and I are going to take some real, concrete steps toward funding the gap,” Gin said. The library wasn’t the only project to get a lift this week. City leaders also agreed to find money for a traffic-calming device at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and South Francisca Avenue and for repairs to the Redondo Beach Historical Museum at Dominguez Park. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BUILDING: Leaders will look for ways to bridge funding gap of as much as $3.5 million. By Kristin S. Agostoni STAFF WRITER The long, frustrating campaign to replace the tired and tiny Redondo Beach north branch library may be nearing its final chapter. last_img read more

America’s No. 1 car gets a face-lift

first_img The standard four-cylinder, 158-horsepower model is expected to get 24 miles per gallon in city driving and 34 on the highway, while mileage for a 268-horsepower V-6 is estimated at 22 in the city and 31 on the highway. The 192-horsepower Camry hybrid is expected to get 43 miles per gallon in the city and 37 on the highway. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! DETROIT – Seeking to put an end to the idea that the No. 1 selling car in the United States is too vanilla for many who drive it, Toyota on Monday unveiled the fully redesigned 2007 Camry. The new Camry has a sleeker, more refined look, with a lower roofline and longer wheelbase than its predecessor. It will come in five models, four of which are scheduled to hit dealer showrooms in early March. The fifth is the first hybrid version of the Camry, which is expected to go on sale a few months later. “Camry’s new style is athletic and elegant,” said Don Esmond, Toyota Motor Sales USA’s senior vice president of automotive operations. “It is infused with new energy and is better proportioned.” Pricing is expected to be announced later, but Esmond said the new Camry will maintain the Toyota tradition that each new Camry should offer better value and more car for the money than the previous one. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Camry has been a perennial top seller, with 2005 figures showing it was the best-selling car in the United States for the fourth year in a row, and eight of the last nine years. It again topped sales of the Honda Accord and other mid-size competitors, such as the Chevrolet Impala. Since the model was introduced in the fall of 1982, Toyota said it has sold more than 6.5 million Camrys in the United States. Like many of its counterparts, the Camry has evolved from its boxy and utilitarian beginnings to a more stylish exterior and refined interior. But reliability, affordability, good gas mileage and improved safety have been among the key factors in its continued popularity. “We went from basing our decisions on what is the definition of a Camry to focusing our energies on what a Camry can be,” Esmond said. “For the first time in a long time, designers pushed the styling envelope.” The new Camry is designed to give the feel of a bigger interior. And it has optional touches in the XLE model that include fabric coated with a substance extracted from silkworm cocoons that’s billed as a moisturizer with natural healing properties, meant to be gentle on the skin that touches it. last_img read more

My Donegal… with Eileen Sweeney from AIB Letterkenny

first_imgEileen Sweeney is a Business Customer Advisor with AIB Bank Letterkenny, with over 30 years’ experience working in the Financial Services Industry in Ireland. Eileen is a Qualified Financial Advisor and with extensive experience across the retail banking sector.Eileen Sweeney“As a Business Customer Advisor, my focus is on the delivery of ongoing superior customer service and advice to both existing and new business start-up. This is a lovely role, and I enjoy getting behind our customers’ ideas, and in particular how they come up with the names for their Limited companies. They all have a story to tell. It’s really satisfying when we can help our customer achieve their dreams and ambitions,” Eileen said. Eileen is also a proud member of the Donegal Women in Business Network.She said: “In AIB Bank, we work hard to provide strong customer relationship, and as a member of the Donegal Women in Business network, in particular, I have built up strong business relationships. This network is a credit to Donegal, but would not exist if not for the hard working committee, in particular, Evelyn, Patricia and Trish. The network is full of energetic, inspiring, like thinking women, who help each other achieve their dreams.”Eileen Sweeney, Business Customer Advisor at AIB Letterkenny and Gaye McGoldrick, AIB Donegal Service and Sales Manager at a Donegal Women in Business EventMy Donegal… with Eileen Sweeney(1) What is your favourite place in Donegal and why?I have to say the waterfalls on the River Eany, in Inver, where I was born. They were just at the bottom of the field beside our home, You walked through a wooded area to the most beautiful falls. When the water was low you could even walk across the breast of the fall, and pick out trout from the hole on the side of the fall. Such good memories. (2) What would your ideal day off in Donegal be like?Walking up a mountain, with a few friends, my favourite is Muckish, as when you get to the top you have all that area to walk around on and such spectacular views. And of course a cold beer or two (Heineken) when you get back down. A friend of mine got me interested in walking, she took me up the Blue Stack for my first walk … 6 hours later we were still walking. And I love hill walking ever since.(3) Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?My Sister Mary, she has always done it her own way. She was very successful in the corporate world. And at the same time, she had looked at different alternatives, yoga, reiki, meditation etc., And has since given up the corporate world to devote her time to the Isha System, and is helping people around the world to deal with their issues. She is brilliant at understanding and helping people be the best of who they are. Mary has definitely kept me sane a number of times!(4) Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner? Packie Bonner (sorry Daniel)(5) What has been Donegal’s proudest moment in recent years?Being called the ‘Coolest Place’ by National Geographic. I think that is fantastic. Donegal is such a fabulous county.(6) If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be? Nothing, I love Donegal, it’s such a beautiful County. The infrastructure could improve, make it easier to access. Donegal is a hidden gem, so many have missed out on.Donegal Women in Business Network members: Clare Mc Nickle, Eileen Sweeney, Dearbhla Kelly and Frances Spears(7) What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Donegal Tweed, is world famous, and Magee suits, they both remind me of my Dad. He was such a smart wee man, and loved to dress well.(8) Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why?What Davitt Walsh did that day to save the Baby in Buncrana was incredible. Such a brave, selfless act. I truly applaud that.(9) Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?David Gildea (CloudRanger) – I just love David’s story. It a fantastic example of believing in yourself, and risking all for something you know will work. In a very short time David has had great success, but went through a tough time to get there. And had to get family support which is vital.(10) Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?Michael Murphy, he is brilliant on the field, and a great leader. But he is such a good guy and has time for everyone. A great example to young people, and full of community spirit.(11) What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?It’s hard to name one, but, I love Pats Pizza, my daughter and I go there a lot, it’s one of our favourites, I have the organic salmon, and my daughter has the Pepperoni Pizza. They don’t really have to ask us what we want. Lovely atmosphere, and great food.(12) What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?‘What’s the craic’(13) What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Brexit is a big challenge, it’s going on for so long, and we still have no idea how it will all end up.(14) What is your favourite Donegal food?Oh the wild salmon that my Dad caught in the Eany River. (I’ll not say how he caught them!!) My mum cooked it so well, all the Americans loved it. Nothing now tastes near as good.(15) Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?Well the biggest annoyance at the moment is all the roadworks in Letterkenny. It’s a disaster getting home from work in the evenings. I appreciate the work has to be done, but oh dear the chaos is mental.(16) Do you have a favourite local band?I would be a big fan of RAW, love it when they are playing, it’s a brilliant night’s craic. And went to see Maris McCormack at the Jazz & Blues weekend she was brilliant as well. We have so much talent, again hard to choose. I love good music. (but not country)(17) If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?The roads, an airport in Letterkenny!!Donegal Women in Business members at the launch of the AIB-sponsored hotdesk at the CoLab Letterkenny(18) What has been the most exciting moment of your career so far?I have been with AIB Bank for 37 years, it’s a lifetime!! I have enjoyed my Career with AIB Bank, they are a great employer, and I have made such good friends over the years. There has been a lot of moments in that time. Too many to mention at this stage. But I suppose one does stand out, last year I succeeded in getting the AIB Women in Enterprise event to Harvey’s Point in Donegal.There was just 4 of these events held in the country: one in Cork, Dublin, Limerick and Donegal. So that was a great achievement for the county to get it to Donegal. It was a great event. I succeeded in getting the event to Donegal with, I must say, the help of the Donegal Women in Business (namely Evelyn). The Donegal Women in Business Network is such an energetic, enthusiastic organisation, that has a great dedicated committee, helping Donegal women in business to network, work and succeed together.It was through my conviction that, in partnership with the Donegal Women in Business, we could make the Women In Enterprise event successful in Donegal – even if it was so far away from a main city!! It was agreed to hold the event in Donegal. And it was a success. That was a great day.(19) Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of? The people. There is great community spirit, especially when things go bad. Everyone helps each other out. That is something we could all be proud of. It’s just in us.Would you like to share your views on Donegal? To take part in this interview series, just send us an email on info@donegaldaily.comMy Donegal… with Eileen Sweeney from AIB Letterkenny was last modified: July 15th, 2019 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:business customer advisoreileen sweeneyMY DONEGALlast_img read more

CAF makes adjustments in Champions league and Confederations cup schedule

first_img Tags: CafKCCA FCvipers sc Vipers will kick-start their bid to win Uganda its maiden CAF Champions league trophy in November as opposed to 2019 like it was first anticipated.This is one of the many significant changes announced by the Confederation of African Football in relation to the Interclub competitions effective 2018/19.The competitions will kick off in November of every year and end in May of the following year unlike before when they started in February and ended in December of the same year.The circular, dated May 15, 2018 sent to all federations also says the winner of the Caf Champions League will qualify for the group stages of the following year’s tournament and not go through any qualifiers like it has always been the case.It was also decided that Caf Champions League matches will be played on Fridays and Saturdays while the Caf Confederation matches will be played on Sundays.Previously, there have been matches played on week days for the two competitions.On a brighter note, dates for the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 have also been communicated to all FAs.Uganda will be represented by Vipers and KCCA in the Caf champions League and Caf Confederation Cup respectively in the next campaign.KCCA are currently Uganda’s representatives in the Champions league and are currently third in group A, with three points after two rounds of matches played.KCCA are currently third in group A (Photo by Lubega Shaban)The Kasasiro boys lost 1-0 to Botswana’s Township Rollers before downing record champions 2-0 at the Mandela national stadium in Namboole.KCCA lost 1-0 to Township Rollers in the first game of the Champions league.Their next two fixtures will be in a double header with Tunisian giants Esperance.Comments last_img read more