French challenge beckons England players

first_img Two teams will represent England Golf in the Vilmorin Cup at the French U21 ladies’ championship at St Cloud, from 2-6 April. Team A is India Clyburn of Lincolnshire, Alice Hewson of Hertfordshire and Inci Mehmet of Surrey. Team B is Sammie Giles of Cornwall, Sophie Lamb of Lancashire and Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire. The players will be joined by Gemma Clews of Cheshire for a match against France at St Cloud on the day before the championship, Wednesday, 1 April. The Vilmorin Cup is played alongside the two rounds of stroke play qualifying at the championship and the best two scores from each team count each day.   After 36 holes the leading 32 players go forward to the matchplay stages of the championship for the Esmond Trophy; and the next best 16 players aged under 18 contest the Cartier Trophy.   The players: India Clyburn, 18, (Woodhall Spa) won the 2014 England Golf Girls’ Order of Merit, sponsored by Ascot Golf, in her last season as a junior. Her individual successes included winning the English girls’ championship, the Scottish junior open, the girls’ title at the Daily Telegraph junior championship and the Royal Birkdale scratch trophy. She was in England’s winning teams at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals – winning all six of her matches at the girls’ event. Sammie Giles, 20, (St Mellion) is the English women’s mid-amateur champion and the winner of the 2014 Liphook Scratch Cup. Last season she enjoyed consistently good form with a top ten finish at the St Rule Trophy and top 15s at the Helen Holm, the English amateur and the British stroke play. Alice Hewson, 17, (Berkhamsted) was a member of England’s winning team at the girls’ and ladies’ Home Internationals. She won the Critchley Salver at Sunningdale and the U18 prize at the St Rule Trophy where she also helped England win the Nations Cup and was fourth overall. She was sixth in the English girls’ championship and ninth in the English women’s amateur. This season she was a quarter finalist in the Spanish women’s amateur. Sophie Lamb, 17, (Clitheroe, Lancashire) successfully defended the girls’ title at the Fairhaven Trophies in 2014. She has been in England’s winning teams at the Girls’ Home Internationals for the last two years and has represented GB&I in the junior Vagliano Trophy. She reached the last 16 in this year’s Spanish women’s amateur. Inci Mehmet, 18, (Royal Mid Surrey, Image © Leaderboard Photography) was also a member of the team which won the girls’ Home Internationals for the seventh successive year. She was runner-up at the 2014 English women’s amateur championship and has amassed a series of other good results last season, including fourth place in the Portuguese championship, fifth in the Irish open stroke play and fourth in the Critchley Salver. She reached the matchplay stages of the 2015 Spanish women’s amateur. Bethan Popel, 19, (Long Ashton) was also in the winning team at the women’s Home Internationals and helped England win the Nations Cup at the St Rule Trophy. Her other good results last season included fifth place in the English amateur, seventh place in the women’s Welsh stroke play, 12th place in the Helen Holm Scottish stroke play and 11th in the Portuguese amateur. Gemma Clews, 20, (Delamere Forest) was in England’s winning team at the ladies’ Home Internationals and won two scratch events last season: the Pleasington Putter and the inaugural Delamere Comboy Trophy. She was also third in the Welsh open stroke play, sixth in the English amateur and 12th in the British stroke play. 13 Mar 2015 French challenge beckons England players last_img read more

‘Almost’ Showtime is back! But the Clippers upgraded, too (July 10)

first_imgLike us at @NewPghCourier on Twitter by Bill Neal, For New Pittsburgh Courier:10—Let’s not get it twisted. You’re gonna have a real hard time even thinking about any comparison of any team today to the original “Showtime” team that featured Kareem, Magic, James Worthy, Byron Scott, A.C. Green, Michael Cooper, Jamaal Wilkes and Kurt Rambis. But what the legendary NBA organization Lakers are putting together is moving in the right direction. So much so, that Vegas already has them 50/50 to win the West with the Clippers.:09—So here’s how the West shapes up. Lakers—already with LeBron…still the best player in the game bar-none. Nevermind the craziness about Leonard and Durant, now joined by Anthony Davis, a resigned Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins, Danny Green and another superstar to come! By now you know that Kawhi Leonard and Paul George signed with the Clippers. Couple them with Montrezl Harrell, Landry Shamet and Patrick Beverley along with future Hall of Fame Coach “Doc” Rivers and the heat in L.A. got turned up real high.:08—The rest of the West remains interesting at best. Houston with ball-hog James Harden…just ask Chris Paul…and Eric Gordon keeps them an exciting team at best. OKC without Paul George is only a Russell Westbrook funny clothes wearing show, be mindful and know this to be truth. Golden State is not done, and they will challenge; Minnesota—no. Phoenix Suns—no. Denver—no. And New Orleans with the Zion Williamson show will not live up to the billing. Mark my word.:07—The NBA East is a bit of a toss-up. Of course, Toronto won’t be winning anything but free wings at the local KFC now that Leonard and Green are gone. I have zero clue why Jimmy Butler left the 76ers for Miami and the Heat unless of course it was for the heat on the beach. The Atlanta Hawks will continue to be the maybe team and the place where they make movies; Boston…Indiana…in a good place but, as of now, not a place to win gold. Charlotte, Chicago, Cleveland and Detroit are just picking up paychecks. And, if you’re one of those people that really think that the additions of Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are going to take the Brooklyn Nets to the promised land, are overdoing your meds. We’re talking two years, maybe three before that dream comes true. The Knicks? Well, they’re still in New York!:06—The most important sports event in the world at this moment is the USA women’s soccer bringing home the gold in good ole USA—abusive, dominating and supreme confident fashion. Now everybody connected with this global power…pay these women what they’re due!!!.:05—Shout out to my man Greg down at the Kingsley Center. A hard-working brother that has game. He’s a big-time reader and that puts him in “The Locker Room.” Welcome aboard my brother and please keep reading.:04—Speaking of Greg…and I just was. He wanted to know the greatest basketball players in City League history. Here’s my top 15, but I could be wrong! #1. Kenny Durrett. #2. Ricky Coleman. #3. Robert “Jeep” Kelly. #4. Sam Clancy. #5. Maurice Lucas. #6. DeJuan Blair. #7. Larry Richardson. #8. Pete Gibson. #9. Larry Anderson (UNLV). #10. Kirk Bruce. #11. Maurice Stokes. #12. Clarence Hopson. #13. Ron Carter . #14. Darelle Porter. #15. DeAndre Kane. Text me your top 15, at 412-628-4856.:03—Here’s all you need to know about the Pirates. Number one—Kevin Cameron…the man that said he would not go to a Pirate game again until the team was sold, was spotted at a game recently…“What the What!” And the second thing is this—as much as we hate to admit the Bucs are in the thick of it, beating up on the Cubs and Brewers like Forty Going North! And here at the All-Star Break, the Pirates are just 2.5 games back of the first-place Cubs!:02—If you like basketball, and I know you do, you need to get your “too old to play butt” up to Ammons Rec Center in the Hill and watch the future stars; and take a few dollars with you so you can donate to the program. Darelle Porter and Dr./Coach Karen Hall have brought Ozanam all the way back. Call Ammons for game times.:01—As always and forever, the most important thing in life for you to do is to vote…and vote Donald Trump out!!!:00—GAME OVER.last_img read more

It’s Moving Time with Maid Perfect

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Drew Freemantle for Maid PerfectThe Maid Perfect cleaning team can help make your moving day easier by taking care of the cleaning.Summer is definitely here. This is the season for backyard barbecues, vacations, fun days at the lake with friends and – moving. Summer is a great time to move because people usually have an extra vacation day they can use and don’t have to worry to much about the rain.In the past, my wife and I went through a period when we moved just about every six to twelve months just for a fresh start and change of scenery. Now I am by far no expert on moving but in my past experience I have found that it is always the little items at the end of the move that take the most effort and we are usually already exhausted by then. By the end of the day your old home is a mess and your new one is cluttered with boxes, so what do you do? Order a pizza, find the DVD player and look for the box that has your DVD’s in it.You fall asleep and wake up at six am because you have to go back and clean the home you just moved out of. Now maybe you were renting it or maybe you are selling it but in any case it has to be really clean. You spend all day cleaning it and go out to eat because you still can’t find the box with the dishes and haven’t had a chance to go shopping. It’s all done and it is time to go back to work.Now here is a better scenario. You get a big truck or hire a moving company and you have Maid Perfect worry about cleaning your previous home. Here is an example of just one room’s worth of details that go into one of our move-out cleans.KitchenClean refrigerator inside and behindClean out oven and clean or replace burner ringsPull out and clean behind stoveWipe out and clean the inside of the cabinetsClean floor and base boardsRemove scuff marks on doorsClean microwave and ventsDust everything top to bottomclean window sills and windowsPlease feel free to call us at 360-402-6248 or visit our web site.last_img read more

Unionist tracks dawned covered with snow

first_imgHowever, operators are working so that the surface can be as good as possible and today, after the night snowfall, the thin layer of snow has been quickly removed. Real Madrid will face there Unionistas de Salamanca tomorrow Wednesday (9:00 pm) looking for the pass for the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. On the day of the game, precipitation in the form of snow is not expected in principle, but the state of the pitch will also be monitored. Early this morning, the Unionist camp, the tracks next to the Helmantic Stadium, were covered by a thin layer of snow. The storm caused precipitations in the capital charra that were translated in the white mantle with which the workers of the club woke up. The temperatures in Salamanca, as in many provinces, are being very low and the state of the lawn worries about how frost hardens it.last_img read more

Cavs cruise to blowout over sinking Suns

first_imgJudy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery MOST READ PH gymnast Yulo wins anew, bags silver in Qatar tilt Phoenix was without its top two scorers, Devin Booker (right hand sprain) and T.J. Warren (left knee inflammation). But even they might not have been able to stop the Suns from losing for the 25th time in 27 games.Troy Daniels scored 20 points, and Marquese Chriss had 19 to pace Phoenix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSeemingly disinterested early on, the Cavs found themselves trailing 30-23 after one quarter. But after missing their first seven 3-pointers, the Cavs found their range and knocked down four long shots in a row — including a 28-footer by Love — and went on a 32-7 run.The Cavs outscored the Suns 39-18 in the second quarter, pushed their lead to 30 in the third and coasted to their seventh straight win over Phoenix. The Fighting Irish advanced with a win over Lexington. James joked that when he’s getting ready to sleep, nothing stops him.“It’s really only my kids who can cut into my nap time, my wife as well, my mom if something is really needed,” he said. “They know once I go into that bedroom, it’s really zero dark thirty. Leave me alone.”TIP-INSSuns: Booker, who has missed three straight games, tested his hand during pregame warmups before deciding not to play. The issue is more with him catching the ball than shooting. … Warren has missed two games in a row and is unlikely to play Saturday. He’s averaging 19.6 points. …. Veteran C Tyson Chandler has been limited to 46 games because of injuries and will be used sparingly over the final two weeks. “We talked about his overall health more than anything,” interim head coach Jay Triano said. “He still practices, but he’s obviously he’s not 100 percent so it doesn’t make sense to play him.”Cavaliers: James has scored at least 10 points in 863 straight games, three shy of tying Michael Jordan’s NBA record. James is in line to tie the mark on Wednesday in Charlotte, potentially with Jordan in attendance. … F Jeff Green left with an illness after playing seven minutes in the first quarter and didn’t return. … Drew doesn’t know if Lue will join the team on its upcoming trip to Brooklyn, Miami and Charlotte. Drew visited Lue at his home on Thursday and the two discussed how to integrate the players returning from injuries. … F Kyle Korver won’t return until next week. He’s been away with his family following the death of his younger brother, Kirk.UP NEXTSuns: At Orlando on Saturday.Cavaliers: At Brooklyn on Sunday. Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Although Nance Jr. was back, Cavs acting coach Larry Drew, sitting in while Tyronn Lue is away dealing with health issues, stuck with his same starting lineup. That could change in the days ahead as Cleveland tinkers with a team that has only been at full strength for one game all season.Nance Jr. finished with 15 points and 10rebounds in 22 minutes. Hood had nine points in 21 minutes and Thompson nine rebounds in 16 minutes.NAP TIMEJames religiously takes naps as part of his pregame routine. His plan for Friday was to wake up while his alma mater, St. Vincent-St. Mary, was playing in a state semifinal game. He got up earlier than expected.“Well guess what, the inner #IrishPride woke me up 2 mins before tipoff anyways! Let’s go Irish,” James tweeted.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img LATEST STORIES Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Cleveland Cavaliers’ George Hill, left, and Phoenix Suns’ Tyler Ulis eye the ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 23, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 27 points in three quarters, Kevin Love added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers welcomed back three players from injury during a 120-95 blowout Friday night over the sinking Phoenix Suns, who lost their 10th straight game.James added nine assists and six rebounds before watching and cheering from the bench in the fourth while the Cavs rolled to an easy win with their healthiest roster in weeks. Forwards Tristan Thompson, Larry Nance Jr. and Rodney Hood all returned from injuries, good news as Cleveland gears up for the playoffs.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Nesbitt sets second record in as many races

first_imgFor more information on the Blizzard Bike Club or any of its upcoming events, visit the Club’s official website. Placing second in the race was Irvin Tang, who crossed the finish line with a time of 31:17 and third went to Gord Harris at 36:38.In the female division, Sandy McDonald once again placed first with a time of 37:01. The race’s second place finisher was Celeste Pakstas with a time of 39:29 and third went to Norma Webster at 42:52.Following the third week of the series, Irvin Tang leads the trophy series with 13 points, while both Patrick Nesbitt and Gord Harris are in a close second with 10 points.- Advertisement -In the women’s division, Sandy McDonald leads the series, continuing to hold her perfect score, which has reached 15 points. Norma Webster sits second with 10 points and Celeste Pakstas third with 8 points.As per usual, the race also featured an abbreviated distance, featuring a 1 km run, 8 km bike ride and another 1 km run, which Tuesday, was won by Sarah Webster with a time of 43:15.The next duathlon of the series, race four of five, will be held Tuesday, May 22 beginning at 7 p.m.Advertisementlast_img read more

Late win ‘marvellous’ way to progress – Messi

first_img0Shares0000Despite Rojo’s heroics, when Argentina’s substitutes flooded the pitch at the full-time whistle, it was their number 10 they smothered© AFP GABRIEL BOUYSSAINT PETERSBURG, Russia, June 26 –  A relieved Lionel Messi believes Argentina deserve their place in the last 16 of the World Cup after being saved by Marcos Rojo’s late winner against Nigeria as they avoided an embarrassing group-stage exit.Messi opened the scoring in Saint Petersburg with his first goal of the tournament, but Victor Moses’s early second-half penalty made it another nervous night in Russia for the five-time world player of the year and under-fire coach Jorge Sampaoli before Rojo’s late intervention. “It is marvellous to have won it in this manner. It is a deserved joy,” Messi said in quotes published by Argentina’s official Twitter account.“We knew God was with us and wasn’t going to let us go out.“I thank all the fans that are here, for all their sacrifice and to all those in Argentina that were always with us. The shirt of the national team is above all else.”Argentina will need a vast improvement if they are to progress any further as they face highly fancied France in the last 16 on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgIf you haven’t been involved in Donegal’s superb Relay for Life event then now is your chance.Last year’s Relay for LIfe event.An information evening for all those wondering about this year’s event takes place at the Mount Errigal Hotel this Monday, January 13th at 7.30pm.Twenty people each week are diagnosed with cancer in Donegal; that’s 1000 people every year, hence why we say there’s “1000 REASONS TO RELAY”. Relay gives individuals the opportunity to CELEBRATE the lives of people that have overcome cancer, to show SUPPORT to those currently undergoing treatment, to REMEMBER people lost to the disease, to offer support and strength to families that have lost their loved ones and to FIGHT BACK through inspiring people to take action against a disease that has taken too much.Relay for Life Donegal allows participants to develop friendships and support networks (e.g.) the Survivors Choir. It provides the opportunity to contribute and give something back to the local community. It reminds us how kind people can be and restores our faith in humanity.Schools participate in Relay for Life Donegal to highlight to their students the importance of contributing to society and to allow students to develop their skills and qualities.Businesses and organisations get involved with Relay for Life, Donegal in order to develop delegation, empowerment and co – operative relationships within the workplace. Families, friends and colleagues relay together to CELEBRATE, REMEMBER and FIGHT BACK (as previously mentioned).Hence why Relay for Life is suitable for everyone to participate at.Looking forward to seeing you there! DONEGAL’S RELAY FOR LIFE 2014 TO BE LAUNCHED THIS MONDAY was last modified: January 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:cancerinformation eveningMount Errigal HotelRelay for LifeTeamslast_img read more


first_imgMORE than 160 members of the Psychiatric Nurses Association in Donegal are set to join their colleagues nationwide in industrial action in the mental health services on June 29, says Rory Kavanagh, Secretary of the PNA in Letterkenny.PNA members nationally voted 87% in favour of industrial action up to and including strike action. The work to rule will begin with non co-operation with clerical duties and build from there.The union says up to 1,000 new nurses are needed to fill 600 current vacancies and to replace retiring staff across the mental health services. The PNA has a number of other issues to be resolved including the status of temporary nurses, graduate courses and training. However it is in the general area of staffing and the restoration of salary scales that were reduced in the austerity packages.An issue of concern is that for new staff entering the service since 2011, there is a 10% reduction in pay and Mr. Kavanagh says this is no longer acceptable.While there has been an exchange of positions with the HSE in the past week, they have not responded to the nurses demands so far.The industrial threat comes after revelations the HSE ‘Vision for Change’ framework document launched ten years ago as a blueprint for improving the service has only seen 30% of the paper adopted. The PNA represents around 5,000 psychiatric nurses and students around Ireland. PNA representatives have also met with Health Minister Simon Harris and  set out clear proposals to address both the immediate staffing shortages throughout the services and to deal with the looming demand for newly qualified psychiatric nurses.PNA General Secretary Designate, Peter Hughes, said the level of support from psychiatric nurses for industrial action reflected the utter frustration at the growing understaffing in the mental health services at both acute and community levels, and the inability of the HSE to bring forward a realistic plan to address the crisis in the short and long term.“Nurses are not prepared to stand by and watch the demand for acute and community mental health services growing while knowing that this  demand cannot be met with the current levels of understaffing with up to 600 nursing vacancies currently and a further 400 to arise from forecasted retirement,” he said.Rory Kavanagh said the action is due to the serious impact as a consequence of nursing shortages in the service which have been ongoing for the past nine years.He said the HSE’s “Vision for Change” framework launched ten years ago needed a 20% increase in nursing levels. “Now a decade later and as a result of the moratorium in the public service that nursing levels are at least 20% lower and that is a huge problem.The reality is that the investment in the mental health service has fallen to around 6%: about half of what it used to be and that has got to be addressed urgently,” says Mr. Kavanagh.The union’s annual conference in Cavan was told that the staffing problem is horrendous and endemic.PNA Secretary General Des Kavanagh said that having regard to existing vacancies and forecasted retirements, 1,000 new psychiatric nurses are needed, just to stand still. He told the conference that currently in the Health Service Executive, each occasion of overtime or agency use has to be separately sanctioned.Mr. Kavanagh said that the shortage is a crisis and was easily foreseeable.The conference has proposed that training numbers in psychiatric nursing be restored to at least the previous minimum of 350 a year.Des Kavanagh told the annual conference that the Association could not trust the HSE to guarantee a proper nursing workforce was in place. Nurses had no faith that the strategies being pursued by the HSE to recruit and train nurses would meet the “chronic shortages” faced in the coming years, he said.‘The shortage of nurses is at crisis proportions and is causing horrendous problems across mental health services. These shortages were easily foreseeable by a Government which was so focussed on cutting numbers of public servants that they acted with complete indifference to the forecasted needs of the sick and disabled,” he said.The PNA has also called for the system to be changed this year, to allow registered general nurses to convert to psychiatry, under a postgraduate training course.The HSE has said that it is acutely aware of the staff shortages but it is a global issue, not just confined to Ireland.DONEGAL PSYCHIATRIC NURSES SET TO STRIKE was last modified: June 16th, 2016 by John2Share 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:donegalNURSESstrikelast_img read more


first_imgTHREE people from Donegal have faced a court in the North charged with robbing a drunk man at the weekend.Two women and a man were selling flowers on the street when they targeted the inebriated man in Strabane.The incident has now led to warnings from police in the North about thieves targeting vulnerable and drunk people in the town centre. At the weekend, the three people, all with addresses in Donegal, were arrested on suspicion of theft.PSNI Chief Inspector Ivor Morton said that at about 3 am on Sunday police were on patrol at Railway Street in Strabane, when they saw ‘flower sellers’ apparently harassing an intoxicated man.“They appeared to be grabbing at his clothing, though he seemed unaware of what was happening.“When police spoke to him, he realised his wallet and mobile phone were missing.“The property was recovered when police arrested two women and a man.“The three, who are aged in their 20s and with addresses in Co Donegal, were charged and appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates’ Court on Monday.“As a result of the incidents at the weekend, we are advising people out socialising to be careful of their personal property.“Keep wallets, purses and mobile phones safe. Also keep an eye out for your friends to ensure they do not fall victim to similar thefts.”THREE DONEGAL ‘FLOWER SELLERS’ NABBED OVER ROBBERY OF DRUNK MAN was last modified: January 19th, 2016 by John2Share 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:ENNISKILLEN MAGISTRATES’ COURTRAILWAY STREETstrabaneTHREE DONEGAL ‘FLOWER SELLERS’ NABBED OVER ROBBERY OF DRUNK MANlast_img read more