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


first_imgA number of Donegal people have lost their jobs after leading employer Abbott Ireland announced 180 job losses at its Sligo plant.The jobs are to be lost at the company’s plant at Ballytivnan in Sligo Town over the next 12 months.Abbott is one of the major employers in Sligo Town with 300 employees at the plant which opened in 1974. It is hoped many of the losses will be through voluntary redundancies.Business leaders and locals were shocked by the announcement which came as a complete surprise.Management at the company announced it is to streamline its global nutrition business.Workers leaving the plant this afternoon declined to comment on the news. Abbott management say they have no comment to make, aside from a statement which has been issued to the mediaThe Chairperson of Sligo County Council, Cllr Veronica Cawley said he hoped the remaining 120 jobs at the plant are secure.“I hope there will be no more losses from the remaining positions at the plant.“Abbott has been a model employer in Sligo for many decades and I know decision could not have been taken easily,” he said.The IDA have also declined to comment on the matter. Reacting in the past few minutes, Sligo Fianna Fail Senator, Marc MacSharry, said it was devastating news for the locality, and the Taoiseach and Minister for Jobs need to speak out on the matter.Sinn Fein Deputy for Sligo and North Leitrim Michael Colreavy said he was very disappointed at the news.“It is a major blow not just to those working in Abbott but to the entire community who depend on these jobs.“I just hope that these people will get fair redundancy packages. I am also calling on the Minister for Enterprise Richard Bruton to ensure he can do all he can to attract an alternative industry into this area. “These jobs will be missed and need to be replaced as soon as possible,” he saidAbbot says is remains committed to Ireland and currently employs around 4,000 people across 13 different sites across the country.DONEGAL WORKERS AMONG 180 TO LOSE THEIR JOBS AT ABBOTT IRELAND IN SLIGO was last modified: October 17th, 2012 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:180ABBOTT IRELANDjob losses?sligolast_img read more

Photo library: Infrastructure 7

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Cape Town, Western Cape province: Cape Town International Airport undergoing renovations and enlargement to accommodate the increased number of visitors expected for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: The road out of Cape Town International Airport. Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Thunder City, a venture where members of the public can pay to fly in a supersonic fighter jet, outside Cape Town International Airport. Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Container ships in the harbour. Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishing boats in the harbour. Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Fishing boats in the harbour.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Cape Town, Western Cape province: Film production crew on an incomplete elevated highway.Photo: Rodger » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Construction of residential apartments in a new upmarket development near the Durban harbour. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res image Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province: Construction of residential apartments in a new upmarket development near the Durban harbour. Photo: Graeme Williams, » Download high-res imageINFRASTRUCTURE 7: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

UK ‘to double trade with SA by 2015’

first_img3 December 2010British Minister for Africa Henry Bellingham has pledged to double trade volumes between South Africa and the UK by 2015. The goal was set by President Jacob Zuma during his state visit to the UK in March 2010.Bellingham made the pledge during discussions with Deputy International Relations and Cooperation Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim in Pretoria on Wednesday.Major trading partner, investorBritain is one of South Africa’s major trading partners, and remains one of the two largest foreign investors in South Africa. There are over 200 South African companies that have established a presence in the UK.Total trade between the United Kingdom and South Africa increased by 173% between 1998 and 2008, from R25.492-billion to R69.630-billion.Bellingham also congratulated South Africa on its return to the United Nations Security Council after a short absence and with such an overwhelming vote in its favour.He also expressed Britain’s firm commitment to closely collaborating with South Africa and to sharing views on matters of mutual concern.North-South relationsEbrahim expressed appreciation for the UK’s commitment to maintaining International Development assistance at a level of 0.7% of Gross National Income, even in the harsh economic times.Relations between South Africa and the UK are strong across the board, covering fields as diverse as defence, trade liberalisation and development co-operation.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

a month agoBurnley boss Dyche delighted with manner of goals for victory over Norwich

first_imgBurnley boss Dyche delighted with manner of goals for victory over Norwichby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurnley boss Sean Dyche was delighted with the manner of their goals for victory over Norwich City.The Clarets boss celebrated becoming the fourth longest serving manager in the club’s history with three deserved points, thanks to Chris Wood’s early brace.Wood struck twice in the 10th and 14th minutes, first with a near post header from a perfect Ashley Westwood corner and then with a smart near post flick to get on the end of Dwight McNeil’s delicious cross.“For the set piece I was pleased with my staff because there are certain things they work on and they deserve a lot of credit for that,” explained Dyche.“For the second, we know what a good young player Dwight is. He keeps developing all the time and he’s got great feet and pulls a lovely ball back.“Woody is on the spot and it’s a great bit of movement and a good finish because they are not easy.My only gripe was that we didn’t capitalise on so many counter-attacks in the second half, but they’ve shown me enough, yet again, that we are a force when we get things right.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Ohio State field hockey to open Big Ten Tournament against Northwestern

Sophomore forward Peanut Johnson (3) passes the ball during a game against Indiana Oct. 26 at Buckeye Varsity Field. OSU lost, 5-4.Credit: Sam Harrington / Lantern photographerAfter being shut out by then-No. 12 Northwestern, the Ohio State field hockey team (5-12, 0-6) is scheduled have a chance for revenge against the Wildcats Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament.The Buckeyes, who are seeded seventh in the tournament, are scheduled to take on the second-seeded Wildcats at 12:15 p.m.Despite the previous result against Northwestern, OSU coach Anne Wilkinson said the tournament is a new beginning for the Buckeyes.“To be in the tournament, starting fresh, it’s a new season,” Wilkinson said. “I think that (the players) are excited about it.”Senior midfielder Mona Frommhold said another chance against Northwestern is a great opportunity for OSU.“It’s a good chance to do something better … The last game we lost 5-0,” Frommhold said. “We just want to play differently this time. We want to win, actually.”Sophomore forward Peanut Johnson said this match will be different from the last because the team has a better idea of what to anticipate from the Wildcats.“Now we know what to except from (Northwestern),” Johnson said. “We worked on things specific to them so I think it should be a lot better game. We’re more focusing on what we can do in relation to how they play, but we are definitely focused on making ourselves better.”The Buckeyes need to focus on being able to finish the plays they have control over, Wilkinson said.“Really it’s our ability to execute,” Wilkinson said. “Statistically we had more corners than they did, but they finished their opportunities. So really we need to be able to execute our opportunities, so we worked on that with a little bit of pressure this week.”She said the main goal is to stop Northwestern from hitting dangerous areas on the field.“We have to be aware,” Wilkinson said. “They’ve got a lot of speed so we need to be able to shut down certain areas of the field. We need to recognize (their players) early, whether we can step and deny them the ball … we are trying to get some good matchups out there both defensively and on the attack.”Johnson said the other teams in the tournament might underestimate OSU because of its record, but that they shouldn’t count the Buckeyes out.“People might be taking us lightly but anything can happen in tournament time,” Johnson said. “We are all really committed to showing up this tournament.”OSU plays host to the Big Ten Tournament this year, with all games set to be played at Buckeye Varsity Field, and Frommhold said the home-team advantage will be a boost.“I think a lot of our fans are coming and will cheer for us,” Frommhold said. “We are all very excited for the tournament.”Wilkinson agreed.“We are excited but so is Northwestern,” Wilkinson said. “They are co-champions of the Big Ten and they’ve got a lot of quality players. We know it’s going to be a lot of work and we need to be able to take advantage of the opportunities that we get and really limit their chances.”The tournament is scheduled to open at 10 a.m Thursday with Michigan taking on Iowa. The Buckeyes are set to play after the first match. read more

Howe says he doesnt want to sell Wilson

first_imgThere has been some interest for Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson, especially from Chelsea, but manager Eddie Howe says he’s not for sale.The good performance Callum Wilson has had in Bournemouth this season in the English Premier League is attracting many clubs.And one of them is being said to be Chelsea, who want to buy the footballer.But Bournemouth’s coach Eddie Howe has said the player is not for sale.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“I think it is a huge compliment to the player involved,” Howe was quoted by Sky Sports.“But with all the rumors, there is no point in me thinking about these different situations until we have something to answer.”“From our perspective, we don’t want to sell anybody this window that we don’t want to,” he added.“We want to continue to take the club forward and the team forward, and to do that, we’ve got to keep our best player.”last_img read more

BAHAMAS Womens Issues Highlighted at National Womens Week Forum

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, December 17, 2017 – Nassau – Issues which women face today including domestic violence, child abuse, unemployment, single parenting and sexism were among the issues discussed at a Women’s Forum put on by the Ministry of Social Services and Urban Development.   The Forum, Monday, December 11th, 2017 at Gary and Myrtle Curry Youth Centre, Collins Avenue, brought to a close two weeks of events in observance of National Women’s Week 2017.   The theme was “Strong Women, Strong Families, Strong Communities.”In addition to providing information, the Forum was designed to promote awareness of women’s issues, offer guidance and survival tips and help to improve the standards of women.   Panelists for the Forum were: Rev. Gloria Ferguson, Mt. Ararat Baptist Church; Dr. Jacinta Higgs, educator and former Senator; Lillian Quant-Forbes, acting director, Department of Social Services; Senator Jasmine Dareus, Deputy Director, Urban Renewal Commission; Ramona Farquharson-Seymour, Counsel and Attorney-at-Law.The event was attended by: the Hon. Miriam Emmanuel, MP for MICAL, Sherrylee Smith, Permanent Secretary; Vaughn Miller, Parliamentary Secretary and senior government officials.   The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Renewal, said The Bahamas has a “strong” foundation laid by “strong” men and women and it is the duty of descendants, successors, and heirs to build upon that.“From 1962 to now, the women of The Bahamas have charted a course for the upward movement and equal advancement of women of all walks of life.Beginning with the Women’s Suffrage, a movement to ensure that women were and are given the right to vote; mothers, secretaries, housekeepers, housewives, teachers, all realized that women of every strata had and have a role to play in every sector and at every stage of this country’s development.   Hence a strong foundation was laid by persons like Eugenia Lockhart, Mary Ingraham, Hon. Doris Johnson and others. As a result of their labour and sacrifice, women voted for the first time in 1962.”She said the work was continued by Janet Bostwick, Cynthia Pratt, Dame Ivy Dumont, Italia Johnson, Dame Joan Sawyer, Loretta Butler-Turner and wives of Bahamian prime ministers stood with their husbands and ensured that the voices of women were heard.“We live in this strong house built by women and having regard for their labour and sacrifice, we simply cannot come down,” said Minister Rolle.She declared that the women of The Bahamas are doing a great work and urged them to continue to work together to build strong women, strong families and strong communities.   A question and answer period followed the discussion.The following numbers are available to get assistance:323-0171, 323-3859, 422-2763 and 322-2763.By: Kathryn CampbellPhoto captions:Header:  Panelists in the Women’s Forum are pictured. From left: Senator Jasmine Dareus, Deputy Director, Urban Renewal Commission; Lilian Quant-Forbes, Acting Director; Ramona Farquharson-Seymour, Counsel and Attorney-At-Law; Rev. Gloria Ferguson and Dr. Jacinta Higgs, educator and former Senator.Insert 1: The Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, speaks at the Women’s Forum at Gary and Myrtle Curry Youth Centre.Insert 2: Audience at the Women’s Forum are pictured.Insert 3: Officials in attendance at the Women’s Forum. Shown from right Vaughn Miller, Parliamentary Secretary, The Hon. Miriam Emmanuel, MP for MICAL and Coralie Adderley, Chairperson, National Women Advisory Council. BIS Photos/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.center_img Related Items:last_img read more