Best Bets for the Weekend: Free swim, Space Jam, group camp

first_imgMovie in the park (file photo)It’s Father’s Day weekend. And, just like every year, I have so many great ideas for what to get my husband and my father. Nope, not scrambling at all… So many ideas….Register to continuelast_img

All eyes on Miyazato in Hokkaido

first_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Unheralded Chiharu Yamaguchi found herself on top of the leaderboard after completing her round with a 5-under 67, which included six birdies and a bogey. center_img TOMAKOMAI, Hokkaido – Ai Miyazato put on a solid performance in the rain-hit opening round of her homecoming event, going 3-under-par after 17 holes at the Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup on Thursday.U.S. LPGA Tour rookie Miyazato, making her first tournament appearance in Japan this year, carded four birdies and a bogey before play was suspended because of darkness with 36 players left on the Nidom Classic Course.last_img read more

Fulham, Watford and West Ham in race for Frenchman, ‘in contact’…

first_imgTwo reports from the Italian press link the same Premier League clubs to Sampdoria’s Gregorie Defrel today. Both Tuttosport and Tutto Mercato Web claim that Fulham, Watford and West Ham could be signing the player in the January window.Starting with Tuttosport, they say that Sampdoria don’t plan to sell Defrel in the winter market, but that would change in case he asks to leave the club.They say the striker is wanted by Atalanta, but the Cottagers, Hornets and Hammers also get a mention due to the recent rumours.Embed from Getty ImagesThen website Tutto Mercato Web comes up with a story claiming that Atalanta still depend on a departure to go after the striker.It’s a different situation with the Premier League sides, who have been ‘in contact’ with Sampdoria.TMW names the three same English clubs, and points out that Fulham are indeed in the race, despite Claudio Ranieri suggesting otherwise.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.comUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥Undo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoSingles50Hong Kong: A 40+ Dating Site That Actually Works!Singles50UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoInstant Voice Translator43 Languages Instant Voice Translator Flying Off Shelves in Hong KongInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

Friends of Tipp Football golf classic gets underway

first_imgThe county senior side are preparing for their championship opener against Limerick in Thurles on May 11th.Martin O Dwyer of the organising committee for this weekend’s classic says the support across the county for the Tipp footballers is unbelievable… There’s a big weekend in store for the ‘Friends of Tipp football’ as their golf classic gets underway this morning.A large number of GAA club members and supporters across the county will make their way to Thurles golf club today and tomorrow to support the fundraiser for Tipp football.The minor side qualified for the phase one final of the Munster championship on Wednesday night where they will compete for the Darrel Darcy cup. Photo courtesy of Teneolast_img read more

PSG admit defeat in their bid to sign Barça’s Neymar this summer

first_img Neymar’s desire is to continue at Barcelona, where he is happy next to Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, forming the best trident in the world. But what could alter his desire would be the off the pitch tax issues which have been linked to his contract. Sport EN Paris Saint-Germain’s dream of signing Barcelona star Neymar as Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s replacement will have to wait. The French club are aware that the Brazilian is ready to continue in Catalonia, despite the difficulties he has had recently off the pitch.  CEST Upd. at 13:14 According to L’Equipe on Tuesday, Neymar is the player most liked by PSG’s owners. However, and despite the fact they have been in contact with the player for a while, there are several ‘inconveniences’ when it comes to doing a potential deal.  PSG will wait until Neymar is ready to leave Barcelona until they make a serious move for the Brazilian. For now, his priority is to continue at Barça with Messi and Co. as it’s the best place to win titles. Therefore, Cristiano Ronaldo is the alternative for the Ligue 1 side. In France they know Neymar will continue with Barça next season and that he has a deal until 2018. They recognise the fact he will play the Olympics and not the Copa America this summer is a sign he has a good relationship with the club, while he is negotiating a new deal with the Blaugrana, too.  10/05/2016last_img read more

Pakenham highway crash

first_imgBy GEORGIA WESTGARTH A MAN in his mid-eighties has been taken to Dandenong Hospital today (Friday) after a crash in…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Williamstown Handball Club One Wall Tournament 2016.

first_imgOther sponsors that sponsored our tournament are :Celtic School of Motoring, Noel Reilly Crash Repairs, Dolan’s Bar, Dr. Sandra Lewis, Chiropractor, The Big Bite and Star Trophy Centre Ballymoe.Williamstown Handball Club would like to thanks all the participants who came from near and far to compete in our annual tournament. We thank our sponsors sincerely as without their support we would not be able to host our tournament. We are indebted to the many parents and juvenile members of our club who helped out in so many ways over the weekend, by making tea and refreshments, by refereeing, by running between courts and tidying up each evening. We would also like to thank our sister club, Williamstown GAA Club, for the use of the Complex, without which, we would not be able to host our tournament. So until next yearGo n-éirí an bóthar leat and keep playing handball!!print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email In the Hubert Deane and Associates Ltd. Ladies Open final, Roscommon’s Fiona Tully took on Claregalway’s up and coming star Niamh Heffernan in a terrific final. Having beaten 2014 Ladies ‘B’ Champion Sinéad Ní Ainle, in the semi – final, Niamh was in high spirits going into this match. However, as always with Fiona, she can produce fantastic handball in the blink of an eye, and unfortunately for Niamh, this is exactly what happened. Fiona took the first game 15/9 after some outstanding handball from both girls. Niamh looked sharp and used her agility on the court to help keep in touch with the dominant Tully. This unfortunately was not enough and Fiona eased through the second game taking the Hubert Deane Ladies Open Title for 2016. The future is bright for these to players and I have no doubt that they will meet again in many tournaments in the coming years.Here is a list of all the results:Glenamaddy Credit Union U11 Boys: Winner Fiachra Ó’Duill, R-Up: Irslam YakhyaevBurke Motors Williamstown U11 Girls: Winner: R-Up:David Burke Electrical U12Boys: Winner: Kyle Jordan, R-Up: Cormac FinnSparkey’s Discount Store U12 Girls: Winner: Skylynn O’Malley Walsh, R-Up: Carragh KennedyMichael Whyte Engineering U14 Boys: Winner: Cormac Scollan, R-Up: Mikey KellyWispy’s Discount Store U14 Girls: Winner: Heather Burke, R-Up: Cailliosa Ní DhúillAPK Architects and Engineers U16 Boys: Winner: Gareth Delaney, R-Up Fionn CusackTarmeys Tavern U18Boys: Winner: James Prentice, R-Up: Diarmuid MulkerrinsDG Roofing and Cladding Ladies ‘B’: Winner: Ellen O’Connor, R-Up: Shonagh RuaneKennedy’s Bar Combined Masters: Winner: Brian Havern R-Up: Frank MackenHubert Deane and Associates Ladies Open: Winner: Fiona Tully, R-Up Naimh Heffernan.E.M.P. FURNITURE LTD Men’s Open: Winner: Martin Mulkerrins, R-Up: David Hope Hope fades as Mulkerrins conquers David.In the E.M.P. Furniture Ltd Men’s Open final, Martin Mulkerrins faced off against Offaly’s David Hope. With Mulkerrins’ reputation going before him, many thought this was a foregone conclusion but as his name suggests, David was hopeful he could pull off a surprise. In the first game Martin raced into an 8/0 lead and at this point the crowd began to think it was all over. However David came back into the tie steadily and closed the gap in the first game to 9/7. It was side in side out with martin picking off a few vital aces in between times and he eventually took the first game convincingly enough 15/7. The second game started like the first and Martin again picked off scores for fun, using his power and accuracy to lay down a 6/0 lead. David did not give up and fought back to go one up at 7/6 and again at 11/10. David’s serve was causing Martin some problems and the Offaly man was showing he could fly kill as good as the rest of them. When push came to shove, David held his nerve and closed out the second game 15/14 to cause a tiebreak. Martin was not going to be denied his maiden Williamstown One Wall Open Title and he wasted little time in the tiebreak to use his fitness to full advantage as he pushed David from side to side before sealing victory on  an 11/2 score line.Tully rises to the top of the pile. In the Ladies ‘B’ final Ellen O’Connor, a long time supporter of the tournament captured the Ladies ‘B’ title which will see her play the senior grade next year. In the final she beat Mayo’s up and coming Shonagh Ruane to claim the title. Again in the Girl’s U14 grade, the talent on show was at a very high level and when the final came around Armagh’s Callíosa Ní Dhúill went head to head against Mayo’s Heather Burke. In a tense affair and with some great shots and gets by both girls, Burke just snatched it at the death and claimed the championship for 2016. Williamstown Handball Club hosted a memorable One Wall Tournament again this year with many old faces returning and some new ones coming along to experience the club’s hospitality. Play got under way at 7pm on Friday night with juveniles filling all three courts until 10pm when the various grades were whittled down to the last rounds. Saturday saw a mixture of sunshine and showers weather wise, but on the court some of the country’s best handballing talent was to be seen in the juvenile brackets. The skills on show were breathtaking with names like Finn, Yakhyaev, Ó’Dúill, Scollan, Kelly and many more on the lips of both coaches and parents alike. The U16 Boy’s grade saw some of the best talent on show at the weekend and the shear fitness and athleticism was a sight to behold with tiresome rallies and heartbreaking gets all key features of the grade. In the finish there could only be one winner and that accolade went to St. Coman’s Gareth Delaney for 2016. The Boy’s U18 grade saw two future stars of the game reach the final but not before being put to the pin of their collars by the many competitors in this grade. In the final James Prentice from the Ballina Club in Co. Tipperary had just too much for Moycullen’s Diarmuid Mulkerrins and captured the title 15/14, 6/15, 11/7.last_img read more

Galway Athletics Report

first_imgFixturesKilconieron 5 MileNext Sunday 25th February will see the 10th edition of the Kilconieron 5 Mile Charity Run & Walk, which will take place at 12.15pm, with a kids run at 11.30. The race is a major charity fundraiser and this year recipients are the Réalta & Butterfly Classes, Autism Unit, Carrabane National School & Carrabane Community Games. Registration is at The Gate Lodge pub and the start line is a short walk from thereprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email National Senior Indoor Championships Jerry Keary Craughwell AC, left, Silver medal winner in High Jump, with Barry Pender winner and Lucas Moylan thirdConnacht Indoor Championships The 2018 Connacht Indoor Track and Field Championships take place in the Athlone IT Arena next weekend, and will be held over two days.  Saturday 24th sees the U12 and U13 age groups compete, and Sunday 25th February will feature the 14 age groups up to Senior, with a 10 am start both days, and close to one thousand athletes expected to compete. Winner Sean Breathnach of Galway City Harriers A.C. competing in the Senior Men Shot Put during the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Athletics Championships. Picture Credit: Sportsfile Alanna Lally of UCD AC, Co Dublin, celebrates winning the Senior Women 800m during the Irish Life Health National Senior Indoor Athletics Championships at the National Indoor Arena in Abbotstown, Dublin. Picture Credit: Sportsfile Award for Dempsey Jack Dempsey, Athletics Ireland award winner for 2017Jack Dempsey of Galway City Harriers was awarded “Galway Athlete of the Year” for 2017 by Athletics Ireland in Tullamore at the National Juvenile Awards held Saturday last. Dempsey was National Champion over 60m indoors and 100m outdoors as well as a 200m bronze medalist in 2017 in the U19 category.The young GCH star has also been selected on the Irish relay panel for the upcoming U20 World Championships to be held in Tampere, Finland. It was a phenomenally successful weekend for Galway athletes at the National Track and Field Indoor Championships, held in the superb National Indoor Arena in Dublin, with national titles for both Sean Breathnach and Alanna Lally.Sean Breathnach of Galway City Harriers gets better with age, and on Sunday he took yet another National Shot Putt title, and in the process set a new National Indoor Shot Putt record of 18.30m, to win gold after an enthralling competition. Breathnach had a great battle with the up and coming John Kelly (Finn Valley AC), who led early on with a best throw of 17.53m, which ultimately gave him second to a champion performance from the Connemara man Breathnach.Galway’s Alanna Lally now with UCD AC, won her first National senior title in the women’s 800m, where she dominated from the gun, to take gold in 2:08.71.Jerry Keary of Craughwell AC also took his first National Senior medal claiming silver in the Men’s High Jump with a 1.90m leap.Other notable Galway performances over the weekend came from Veronica Burke of Ballinasloe and District AC, who placed fourth in the Ladies 3k Walk and Sinead Gaffney of Craughwell AC who made the 800m final, placing eighth and running a club record 2.19 in the process. GCH’s multi-eventer Michael Breathnach competed in five events, with a best finish of fourth in the Shot Putt, behind brother Sean, while Brendan Staunton of GCH was seventh overall in the Shot final. NUIG athlete Damien Landers placed fifth in the Men’s 1500m, competing for Ennis Track AC.last_img read more

Audio: The true story of how 96 critically endangered sea turtle hatchlings survived New York City

first_img Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored This past summer, beachgoers in New York City spotted a nesting Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle on West Beach, which is on National Park Service land. Luckily, two of those beachgoers had the presence of mind to call the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation’s 24-hour hotline to report the nesting turtle — which very likely saved the lives of 96 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchlings.Though the critically endangered species is known to forage in the waters off New York, this was the farthest north a Kemp’s Ridley has ever been known to nest — usually they nest in northern Mexico, with some additional nesting sites in Texas.In consultation with the US Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service staff put an exclosure around the nest to protect it from humans and predators, then started making plans to monitor the nest and protect the hatchlings once they arrived and began their trek out to the ocean. But it soon became apparent that unusually high tides were swamping the nest, which could have meant disaster for the developing sea turtle embryos — so the difficult decision was made to excavate the nest and incubate the eggs in a secure facility, which ended up being a National Park Service office closet.We speak with the conservationists and government scientists who discovered and cared for the nest and its occupants in this episode of the Mongabay Newscast, including Patti Rafferty of the National Park Service, Steve Sinkevich of the US Fish & Wildlife Service, and Maxine Montello of the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation. (If you happen to be in New York and spot a sea turtle or any other marine animal in need of help, you can call the Riverhead Foundation’s 24-hour stranding hotline at +1 (631) 369-9829.)Together, these guests help tell this incredible conservation success story, and answer questions such as whether or not it’s a bad sign that a Kemp’s Ridley came all the way to NYC to nest in the first place.Here’s this episode’s top news:New research quantifies ecosystem services provided by Amazon rainforestMega-dam costs outweigh benefits, global building spree should end: expertsFirst wild Sumatran rhino in Borneo captured for breeding campaignWould you like to hear about the Mongabay team’s long list of snake bites, or learn which huge mammal chased our Program Manager up a tree? Have you ever wondered about the origins of Mongabay, and how we got that name? We now offer Insider Content that gives members exclusive access to behind-the-scenes reporting and stories from our team. For a small monthly donation, you’ll get answers to questions like these and support our work in a new way. Visit mongabay.com/insider to learn more and join the growing community of Mongabay readers on the inside track.If you enjoy the Mongabay Newscast, we ask that you please consider becoming a monthly sponsor via our Patreon page, at patreon.com/mongabay. Just a dollar per month will really help us offset the production costs and hosting fees, so if you’re a fan of our audio reports from nature’s frontline, please support the Mongabay Newscast at patreon.com/mongabay.You can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, the Google Podcasts app, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS, Castbox, Pocket Casts, and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.A Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchling on West Beach in New York City, making its way to the Atlantic Ocean. Photo Credit: US National Park Service.Follow Mike Gaworecki on Twitter: @mikeg2001FEEDBACK: Use this form to send a message to the author of this post. If you want to post a public comment, you can do that at the bottom of the page. Article published by Mike Gaworecki On this episode, the true story of how 96 critically endangered sea turtles survived a New York City beach — with a little help from some dedicated conservationists.This past summer, beachgoers in New York City spotted a nesting Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle on West Beach, which is on National Park Service land.Luckily, two of those beachgoers had the presence of mind to call the Riverhead Foundation for Marine Research and Preservation’s 24-hour hotline to report the nesting turtle — which very likely saved the lives of 96 Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle hatchlings. On this episode, the true story of how 96 critically endangered sea turtles survived a New York City beach — with a little help from some dedicated conservationists and scientists.Listen here: Amazon Rainforest, Amphibians, Animals, Climate Change and Dams, Conservation, Critically Endangered Species, Dams, Ecosystem Services, Endangered Species, Endangered Species Act, Environment, Forests, Happy-upbeat Environmental, Herps, Hydroelectric Power, Interviews, Mammals, Marine Animals, Oceans, Podcast, Rhinos, Saving Species From Extinction, Sea Turtles, Sumatran Rhino, Tropical Forests, Turtles, Wildlife Conservation last_img read more

Wal-Mart requests OK to start in-house bank

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BENTONVILLE, Ark. – Wal-Mart Stores Inc., ever looking for ways to expand its already huge empire, is asking the government for permission to move into an entirely different industry: running its own in-house bank. The world’s largest retailer will ask the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. on Monday for permission to open a bank that can process millions of checks and credit card payments each month. The company says it’s not interested in running a consumer bank as well, but some of its opponents still fear that such a step could hurt local banks much like the mom-and-pop stores were during Wal-Mart’s rapid expansion. This is Wal-Mart’s fourth bid at running a bank – and its request unleashed an unprecedented flood of comments to the FDIC. In response, the FDIC scheduled its first public hearings ever on a bank application. “It’s a landmark battle in both U.S. business and financial services history,” said Jerry Comizio, a financial services lawyer for Thacher Proffitt & Wood LLP in Washington D.C. and a former senior attorney with the Securities and Exchange Commission. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventWal-Mart says consumers and retail banks have nothing to fear. It pledges to stay out of branch banking and says it will not provide consumer lending. For opponents, those assurances ring hollow. “There is reason to believe that these (Wal-Mart) plans could be expansive. Wal-Mart has attempted on several occasions to enter the full-service banking business,” said Art Johnson, head of government relations for the American Bankers Association.last_img read more